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Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
Symbols CAPS ; CAPS1
External IDs OMIM114212 HomoloGene37871 GeneCards: CAPS Gene
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE CAPS gnf1h00046 at tn.png
More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 828 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000105519 n/a
UniProt Q13938 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_004058 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_004049 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
5.91 – 5.92 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Calcyphosin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CAPS gene.[1][2][3]


This gene encodes a calcium-binding protein, which may play a role in the regulation of ion transport. A similar protein was first described as a potentially important regulatory protein in the dog thyroid and was termed as R2D5 antigen in rabbit. Alternative splicing of this gene generates two transcript variants.[3]


  1. ^ El Housni H, Radulescu A, Lecocq R, Dumont JE, Christophe D (Aug 1997). "Cloning and sequence analysis of human calcyphosine complementary DNA". Biochim Biophys Acta 1352 (3): 249–52. doi:10.1016/s0167-4781(97)00073-0. PMID 9224948. 
  2. ^ Lefort A, Passage E, Libert F, Szpirer J, Vassart G, Mattei MG (Feb 1991). "Localization of human calcyphosine gene (CAPS) to the p13.3 region of chromosome 19 by in situ hybridization". Cytogenet Cell Genet 54 (3-4): 154–5. doi:10.1159/000132981. PMID 2265558. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: CAPS calcyphosine". 

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