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Symbol ANK3 contributors: shn/npt - updated : 20-10-2015
HGNC name ankyrin 3, node of Ranvier (ankyrin G)
HGNC id 494
Location 10q21.2      Physical location : 61.788.159 - 62.149.488
Synonym name
  • ankyrin 3
  • ankyrin G119
  • ankyrin-3, node of Ranvier
    Synonym symbol(s) ANKYRIN-G, ANKG, FLJ45464, RP11-369L1.1, MRT37
    TYPE functioning gene
    STRUCTURE 707.23 kb     44 Exon(s)
    10 Kb 5' upstream gene genomic sequence study
    MAPPING cloned Y linked   status provisional
    Map The ANK3 gene was mapped to 10q21 by fluorescence in situ hybridization
    Authors Kapfhamer et al, 1995
    Physical map
    ZWINT 10q21-q22 ZW10 interactor MRPS35P3 10q21 mitochondrial ribosomal protein S35 pseudogene 3 IPMK MDS029 UBE2D1 10q11.2-q21 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2D 1 (UBC4/5 homolog, yeast) TFAM 10q21 transcription factor A, mitochondrial BICC1 10q21.3 bicaudal C homolog 1 (Drosophila) LOC389971 10 hypothetical gene supported by U78798; NM_004620 KIAA1796 10q11 KIAA1796 protein FAM13C1 10q21 family with sequence similarity 13, member C1 MRPL50P4 10q23.1 family with sequence similarity 13, member C1 C10orf36 D10S170 ANK3 10q21 ankyrin 3, node of Ranvier (ankyrin G) LOC387684 10 similar to ADP-ribosylation factor-like protein 4 CDC2 10q21.1 cell division cycle 2, G1 to S and G2 to M RHOBTB1 10q22.1 Rho-related BTB domain containing 1 MGC35010 10q21.3 hypothetical protein MGC35010 MGC44593 10q21.3 hypothetical protein MGC44593 MRF2 10q21.3 hypothetical protein MGC44593 RTKN2 10q21.3 rhotekin 2 ZNF365 10q21.2 zinc finger protein 365 LOC387685 10 LOC387685 ATQL4 10q21 antiquitin-like 4 C10orf22 10q21.3 chromosome 10 open reading frame 22 EGR2 10q21.1 early growth response 2 (Krox-20 homolog, Drosophila) NRBF-2 TRIP8 10q22.1 thyroid hormone receptor interactor 8 LOC389972 10 similar to Px19-like protein MGC14425 10q22.1 hypothetical protein MGC14425 LOC221035 10q22.1 similar to DNA segment, Chr 10, University of California at Los Angeles 1 MRPL35P2 10q21.3 similar to DNA segment, Chr 10, University of California at Los Angeles 1 RPL7AP1 10q21.2 similar to DNA segment, Chr 10, University of California at Los Angeles 1
    regionally located cen - D10S207 - D10S589 - ANK3 - D10S1794 - D10S1640 - qter
    TRANSCRIPTS type messenger
    text found in the axonal initial segment and nodes of Ranvier of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems
    identificationnb exonstypebpproduct
    ProteinkDaAAspecific expressionYearPubmed
    44 - 17035 480 4377 brain-specific 1995 7836469
    globular head domain with membrane and spectrin binding activities
    21 splicing 7218 270 1001 brain-specific 1995 7836469
    may be a constituent of a neurofascin/NRCAM/ankyrin g complex
    44 - 9356 - 1861 - 1995 7836469
    44 - 9599 - 1868 - 1995 7836469
    Type widely
       expressed in (based on citations)
    SystemOrgan level 1Organ level 2Organ level 3Organ level 4LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Cardiovascularheart   highly
    Nervousbrain   highly
    Reproductivefemale systembreastmammary gland highly
     female systemplacenta  highly
    Visualeyeretina  specific
    SystemTissueTissue level 1Tissue level 2LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Muscularstriatumskeletal highly Homo sapiens
    SystemCellPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Muscularmyocyte Homo sapiens
    Visualrod photoreceptor
    cell lineage
    cell lines
    at STAGE
  • an N terminal band 3 binding domain made of 24 tandem subunits of 33 amino-acids (the SW16/Ank repeat)
  • a spectrin binding domain a
  • a regulatory domain with alternatively spliced isoforms
  • a ZU5 domain
  • a death domain
  • Obscurin/Titin-Binding-related Domain (OTBD), a muscle-specific insert of the C-terminal domain which is highly conserved among ankyrin genes, that confer ankyrins with a gain of function in vertebrates, bringing further consolidation and resilience of the linkage between sarcomeres and sarcolemma
    interspecies ortholog to Ank3, Rattus norvegicus
    ortholog to Ank3, Mus musculus
    homolog to LOC569152, Danio rerio
  • ankyrins family
  • CATEGORY structural protein
    SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION     plasma membrane
    intracellular,cytoplasm,organelle,endoplasmic reticulum
    intracellular,cytoplasm,cytoskeleton,intermed filament
    basic FUNCTION
  • plays a role in activities such as cell motility, activation, proliferation, contact, and the maintenance of specialized membrane domains
  • axonal initial segment and nodes of Ranvier of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • ankyrin-G is required for transport of CNG channels to the plasma membrane of rod outer segments and is required for rod outer segments morphogenesis
  • ankyrin-G plays role(s) in either assembly and/or maintenance of rod outer segments
  • restricts ion channel diffusion at the axonal initial segment before the establishment of the diffusion barrier
  • ANK3-dependent subventricular zone (SVZ) niche assembly is required for the continued production of new neurons
  • involved in neuronal development and signaling
  • plays a role in intellectual functioning
  • role for ANK3 in modulating the biophysical properties of KCNA1, implicated in renal magnesium handling
  • functions as an adaptor to link Nav channels to KIF5B during axonal transport before anchoring them to the axon initial segment (AIS) and nodes of Ranvier
  • CELLULAR PROCESS cell life, differentiation
    PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS development , nervous system
    a component
    small molecule
  • interacting with SCN2A1
  • binds to the cytoplasmic domain of CDH1 at a conserved site distinct from that of CTNNB
  • binds to N-cadherin and probably other type 1 classical cadherins (with cadherin partners thus could direct formation of a variety of specialized membrane domains at sites of cell-cell contact, ranging from synapses in the nervous system to inter-calated discs in cardiomyocytes)
  • Cyclic nucleotide–gated (CNG) channels
  • SPTBN4 is recruited to axon initial segments and nodes of Ranvier by ANK3
  • ANK3 expression is controlled by FOXJ1, a transcriptional regulator of multicilia formation
  • CD44 of control chondrocytes was found to interact and co-immunoprecipitate with both the 65- and 130-kDa isoforms of ANK3
  • ANK3 was identified as a binding partner of KCNA1 and was enriched in isolated distal convoluted tubules as compared to whole kidney
  • KIF5B directly binds to ankyrin-G (ANK3) to transport Nav channels into axons
  • constitutive binding of SCN10A with ANK3 could contribute to the pathological aspects of illnesses where SCN10A is ectopically expressed in CNS neurons
  • cell & other
  • intermediate filament associated protein (IFAP, type III)
    corresponding disease(s)
    Other morbid association(s)
    TypeGene ModificationChromosome rearrangementProtein expressionProtein Function
    constitutional germinal mutation      
    in a consanguineous family with moderate intellectual disability (ID), an ADHD-like phenotype and behavioral problems
  • to bipolar disorder (BD)
  • to late-onset Alzheimer's disease
  • to Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
  • Variant & Polymorphism SNP
  • increasing the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease
  • susceptibility gene specific to BD
  • association between ANK3 mutations and ASD susceptibility
  • Candidate gene
    Therapy target