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Aliases PTPN12, PTP-PEST, PTPG1, protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor type 12
External IDs MGI: 104673 HomoloGene: 37691 GeneCards: PTPN12
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 7 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 7 (human)[1]
Chromosome 7 (human)
Genomic location for PTPN12
Genomic location for PTPN12
Band 7q11.23 Start 77,537,275 bp[1]
End 77,640,071 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 7: 77.54 – 77.64 Mb Chr 5: 20.99 – 21.06 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Tyrosine-protein phosphatase non-receptor type 12 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PTPN12 gene.[5][6]

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) family. PTPs are known to be signaling molecules that regulate a variety of cellular processes including cell growth, differentiation, mitotic cycle, and oncogenic transformation. This PTP contains a C-terminal PEST motif, which serves as a protein–protein interaction domain, and may be related to protein intracellular half-life. This PTP was found to bind and dephosphorylate the product of oncogene c-ABL, thus may play a role in oncogenesis. This PTP was shown to interact with, and dephosphorylate, various of cytoskeleton and cell adhesion molecules, such as p130 (Cas), CAKbeta/PTK2B, PSTPIP1, and paxillin, which suggested its regulatory roles in controlling cell shape and mobility.[6]


PTPN12 has been shown to interact with BCAR1,[7][8][9][10] Grb2,[11] PSTPIP1,[12] TGFB1I1,[13] Paxillin[14][15][16] and SHC1.[17][18]


  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000127947 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000028771 - Ensembl, May 2017
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  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  5. ^ Takekawa M, Itoh F, Hinoda Y, Adachi M, Ariyama T, Inazawa J, Imai K, Yachi A (Mar 1994). "Chromosomal localization of the protein tyrosine phosphatase G1 gene and characterization of the aberrant transcripts in human colon cancer cells". FEBS Lett. 339 (3): 222–8. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(94)80420-6. PMID 7509295. 
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: PTPN12 protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor type 12". 
  7. ^ Lin, Yi; Ceacareanu Alice Corina; Hassid Aviv (Aug 2003). "Nitric oxide-induced inhibition of aortic smooth muscle cell motility: role of PTP-PEST and adaptor proteins p130cas and Crk". Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. United States. 285 (2): H710–21. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.01127.2002. ISSN 0363-6135. PMID 12714323. 
  8. ^ Garton, A J; Burnham M R; Bouton A H; Tonks N K (Aug 1997). "Association of PTP-PEST with the SH3 domain of p130cas; a novel mechanism of protein tyrosine phosphatase substrate recognition". Oncogene. ENGLAND. 15 (8): 877–85. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1201279. ISSN 0950-9232. PMID 9285683. 
  9. ^ Côté, J F; Charest A; Wagner J; Tremblay M L (Sep 1998). "Combination of gene targeting and substrate trapping to identify substrates of protein tyrosine phosphatases using PTP-PEST as a model". Biochemistry. UNITED STATES. 37 (38): 13128–37. doi:10.1021/bi981259l. ISSN 0006-2960. PMID 9748319. 
  10. ^ Garton, A J; Flint A J; Tonks N K (Nov 1996). "Identification of p130(cas) as a substrate for the cytosolic protein tyrosine phosphatase PTP-PEST". Mol. Cell. Biol. UNITED STATES. 16 (11): 6408–18. ISSN 0270-7306. PMC 231642Freely accessible. PMID 8887669. 
  11. ^ Charest, A; Wagner J; Kwan M; Tremblay M L (Apr 1997). "Coupling of the murine protein tyrosine phosphatase PEST to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor through a Src homology 3 (SH3) domain-mediated association with Grb2". Oncogene. ENGLAND. 14 (14): 1643–51. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1201008. ISSN 0950-9232. PMID 9135065. 
  12. ^ Dowbenko, D; Spencer S; Quan C; Lasky L A (Jan 1998). "Identification of a novel polyproline recognition site in the cytoskeletal associated protein, proline serine threonine phosphatase interacting protein". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 273 (2): 989–96. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.2.989. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 9422760. 
  13. ^ Nishiya, N; Iwabuchi Y; Shibanuma M; Côté J F; Tremblay M L; Nose K (Apr 1999). "Hic-5, a paxillin homologue, binds to the protein-tyrosine phosphatase PEST (PTP-PEST) through its LIM 3 domain". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 274 (14): 9847–53. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.14.9847. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 10092676. 
  14. ^ Shen, Y; Lyons P; Cooley M; Davidson D; Veillette A; Salgia R; Griffin J D; Schaller M D (Jan 2000). "The noncatalytic domain of protein-tyrosine phosphatase-PEST targets paxillin for dephosphorylation in vivo". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 275 (2): 1405–13. doi:10.1074/jbc.275.2.1405. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 10625692. 
  15. ^ Côté, J F; Turner C E; Tremblay M L (Jul 1999). "Intact LIM 3 and LIM 4 domains of paxillin are required for the association to a novel polyproline region (Pro 2) of protein-tyrosine phosphatase-PEST". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 274 (29): 20550–60. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.29.20550. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 10400685. 
  16. ^ Shen, Y; Schneider G; Cloutier J F; Veillette A; Schaller M D (Mar 1998). "Direct association of protein-tyrosine phosphatase PTP-PEST with paxillin". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 273 (11): 6474–81. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.11.6474. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 9497381. 
  17. ^ Habib, T; Herrera R; Decker S J (Oct 1994). "Activators of protein kinase C stimulate association of Shc and the PEST tyrosine phosphatase". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 269 (41): 25243–6. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 7929214. 
  18. ^ Charest, A; Wagner J; Jacob S; McGlade C J; Tremblay M L (Apr 1996). "Phosphotyrosine-independent binding of SHC to the NPLH sequence of murine protein-tyrosine phosphatase-PEST. Evidence for extended phosphotyrosine binding/phosphotyrosine interaction domain recognition specificity". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 271 (14): 8424–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.14.8424. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 8626541. 

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