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PSAP prosaposin [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 5660, updated on 6-May-2021

Summary

Official Symbol
PSAPprovided by HGNC
Official Full Name
prosaposinprovided by HGNC
Primary source
HGNC:HGNC:9498
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000197746 MIM:176801
Gene type
protein coding
RefSeq status
REVIEWED
Organism
Homo sapiens
Lineage
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
Also known as
GLBA; SAP1; SAP2
Summary
This gene encodes a highly conserved preproprotein that is proteolytically processed to generate four main cleavage products including saposins A, B, C, and D. Each domain of the precursor protein is approximately 80 amino acid residues long with nearly identical placement of cysteine residues and glycosylation sites. Saposins A-D localize primarily to the lysosomal compartment where they facilitate the catabolism of glycosphingolipids with short oligosaccharide groups. The precursor protein exists both as a secretory protein and as an integral membrane protein and has neurotrophic activities. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Gaucher disease and metachromatic leukodystrophy. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, at least one of which encodes an isoform that is proteolytically processed. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
Annotation information
Note: PSAP (Gene ID: 5660) and MTCH1 (Gene ID: 23787) share the PSAP symbol/alias in common. PSAP is a widely used alternative name for mitochondrial carrier 1 (MTCH1), which can be confused with the official symbol for PSAP (prosaposin, GeneID 5660). [01 Jun 2018]
Expression
Ubiquitous expression in spleen (RPKM 523.6), gall bladder (RPKM 491.5) and 25 other tissues See more
Orthologs
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Genomic context

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Location:
10q22.1
Exon count:
15
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
109.20210226 current GRCh38.p13 (GCF_000001405.39) 10 NC_000010.11 (71816298..71851251, complement)
105.20201022 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 10 NC_000010.10 (73576055..73611008, complement)

Chromosome 10 - NC_000010.11Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene cadherin related 23 Neighboring gene Sharpr-MPRA regulatory region 2121 Neighboring gene microRNA 7152 Neighboring gene NFE2L2 motif-containing MPRA enhancers 43 and 138 Neighboring gene RNA, U7 small nuclear 38 pseudogene Neighboring gene carbohydrate sulfotransferase 3

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products

Expression

  • Project title: HPA RNA-seq normal tissues
  • Description: RNA-seq was performed of tissue samples from 95 human individuals representing 27 different tissues in order to determine tissue-specificity of all protein-coding genes
  • BioProject: PRJEB4337
  • Publication: PMID 24309898
  • Analysis date: Wed Apr 4 07:08:55 2018

Bibliography

GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions

What's a GeneRIF?

Phenotypes

Associated conditions

Description Tests
Combined saposin deficiency
MedGen: C2673635 OMIM: 611721 GeneReviews: Not available
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Gaucher disease, atypical, due to saposin C deficiency
MedGen: C1864651 OMIM: 610539 GeneReviews: Not available
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Krabbe disease, atypical, due to saposin A deficiency
MedGen: C2673266 OMIM: 611722 GeneReviews: Not available
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Rank-based genome-wide analysis reveals the association of ryanodine receptor-2 gene variants with childhood asthma among human populations.
GeneReviews: Not available
Sphingolipid activator protein 1 deficiency
MedGen: C0268262 OMIM: 249900 GeneReviews: Not available
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Pathways from PubChem

Interactions

Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description

General gene information

Markers

Homology

Clone Names

  • FLJ00245, MGC110993

Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
enables enzyme activator activity TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
PubMed 
enables ganglioside GM1 binding IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 
enables ganglioside GM2 binding IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 
enables ganglioside GM3 binding IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 
enables ganglioside GP1c binding IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 
enables ganglioside GT1b binding IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 
enables phospholipid binding IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 
enables protease binding IPI
Inferred from Physical Interaction
more info
PubMed 
enables protein binding IPI
Inferred from Physical Interaction
more info
PubMed 
enables protein homodimerization activity IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
PubMed 

General protein information

Preferred Names
prosaposin
Names
proactivator polypeptide
saposin-A
saposin-B
saposin-C
saposin-D
sphingolipid activator protein-1
sphingolipid activator protein-2

NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

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RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

Genomic

  1. NG_009301.1 RefSeqGene

    Range
    5075..40028
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mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_001042465.3NP_001035930.1  prosaposin isoform b preproprotein

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_001035930.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Description
    Transcript Variant: This variant (2) represents the longest transcript and encodes the longest isoform (b).
    Source sequence(s)
    BC004275, D00422, DC420206
    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    P07602
    Conserved Domains (4) summary
    smart00162
    Location:2154
    SAPA; Saposin/surfactant protein-B A-type DOMAIN
    smart00741
    Location:318391
    SapB; Saposin (B) Domains
    pfam03489
    Location:360391
    SapB_2; Saposin-like type B, region 2
    pfam05184
    Location:6397
    SapB_1; Saposin-like type B, region 1
  2. NM_001042466.3NP_001035931.1  prosaposin isoform c preproprotein

    Status: REVIEWED

    Description
    Transcript Variant: This variant (3) uses an alternate in-frame splice site in the coding region, compared to variant 2, resulting in a shorter protein (isoform c), compared to isoform b.
    Source sequence(s)
    BC004275, D00422, DC420206
    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    P07602
    Conserved Domains (4) summary
    smart00162
    Location:2154
    SAPA; Saposin/surfactant protein-B A-type DOMAIN
    smart00741
    Location:317390
    SapB; Saposin (B) Domains
    pfam03489
    Location:359390
    SapB_2; Saposin-like type B, region 2
    pfam05184
    Location:6397
    SapB_1; Saposin-like type B, region 1
  3. NM_002778.4NP_002769.1  prosaposin isoform a preproprotein

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_002769.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Description
    Transcript Variant: This variant (1) lacks an exon in the coding region, compared to variant 2, resulting in a shorter protein (isoform a), compared to isoform b.
    Source sequence(s)
    BC004275, DC420206
    Consensus CDS
    CCDS7311.1
    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    P07602
    UniProtKB/TrEMBL
    A0A024QZQ2
    Related
    ENSP00000378394.3, ENST00000394936.8
    Conserved Domains (3) summary
    smart00162
    Location:2154
    SAPA; Saposin/surfactant protein-B A-type DOMAIN
    smart00741
    Location:315388
    SapB; Saposin (B) Domains
    pfam02199
    Location:492524
    SapA; Saposin A-type domain

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20210226

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly

Genomic

  1. NC_000010.11 Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly

    Range
    71816298..71851251 complement
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