Human Gene BRD4 (ENST00000263377.6) Description and Page Index
  Description: Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4 (BRD4), transcript variant long, mRNA. (from RefSeq NM_058243)
RefSeq Summary (NM_058243): The protein encoded by this gene is homologous to the murine protein MCAP, which associates with chromosomes during mitosis, and to the human RING3 protein, a serine/threonine kinase. Each of these proteins contains two bromodomains, a conserved sequence motif which may be involved in chromatin targeting. This gene has been implicated as the chromosome 19 target of translocation t(15;19)(q13;p13.1), which defines an upper respiratory tract carcinoma in young people. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Gencode Transcript: ENST00000263377.6
Gencode Gene: ENSG00000141867.17
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: hg38 chr19:15,235,519-15,280,451 Size: 44,933 Total Exon Count: 20 Strand: -
Coding Region
   Position: hg38 chr19:15,238,377-15,273,099 Size: 34,723 Coding Exon Count: 19 

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Microarray ExpressionRNA StructureProtein StructureOther SpeciesGO AnnotationsmRNA Descriptions
Other NamesMethods
Data last updated: 2019-09-04

-  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
Genomic Sequence (chr19:15,235,519-15,280,451)mRNA (may differ from genome)Protein (1362 aa)
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Bromodomain-containing protein 4; AltName: Full=Protein HUNK1;
FUNCTION: Plays a role in a process governing chromosomal dynamics during mitosis (By similarity).
SUBUNIT: Associated with chromosomes during mitosis (By similarity). Interacts with bovine papillomavirus type 1 regulatory protein E2.
INTERACTION: P62993:GRB2; NbExp=2; IntAct=EBI-723869, EBI-401755; P16333:NCK1; NbExp=2; IntAct=EBI-723869, EBI-389883;
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Nucleus (By similarity).
TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Ubiquitously expressed.
DISEASE: Note=A chromosomal aberration involving BRD4 is found in a rare, aggressive, and lethal carcinoma arising in midline organs of young people. Translocation t(15;19)(q14;p13) with NUT which produces a BRD4-NUT fusion protein.
SIMILARITY: Contains 2 bromo domains.
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 NET domain.
SEQUENCE CAUTION: Sequence=AAC27978.1; Type=Erroneous initiation;
WEB RESOURCE: Name=Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology; URL="";

-  MalaCards Disease Associations
  MalaCards Gene Search: BRD4
Diseases sorted by gene-association score: nut midline carcinoma* (267), spinal canal intradural extramedullary neoplasm (16), diffuse lipomatosis (11), hyperglobulinemic purpura (9), functional colonic disease (6), colonic pseudo-obstruction (5), multiple cranial nerve palsy (5), blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell (5), diabetes mellitus, ketosis-prone (5), extragonadal seminoma (5), primary hypomagnesemia (4), hypokalemic periodic paralysis, type 1 (4), glossopharyngeal nerve disease (4)
* = Manually curated disease association

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
  The following chemicals interact with this gene           more ... click here to view the complete list

-  RNA-Seq Expression Data from GTEx (53 Tissues, 570 Donors)
  Highest median expression: 16.14 RPKM in Testis
Total median expression: 550.73 RPKM

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+  Microarray Expression Data
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-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
RegionFold EnergyBasesEnergy/Base
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5' UTR -73.60222-0.332 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -865.632858-0.303 Picture PostScript Text

The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.

-  Protein Domain and Structure Information
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR001487 - Bromodomain
IPR018359 - Bromodomain_CS

Pfam Domains:
PF00439 - Bromodomain

Protein Data Bank (PDB) 3-D Structure
MuPIT help



- X-ray MuPIT
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2OSS - X-ray MuPIT 2OUO - X-ray MuPIT 2YEL - X-ray MuPIT
2YEM - X-ray MuPIT 3MXF - X-ray MuPIT 3P5O - X-ray MuPIT
3SVF - X-ray MuPIT 3SVG - X-ray MuPIT 3U5J - X-ray MuPIT
3U5K - X-ray MuPIT 3U5L - X-ray MuPIT 3UVW - X-ray MuPIT
3UVX - X-ray MuPIT 3UVY - X-ray MuPIT 3UW9 - X-ray MuPIT
3ZYU - X-ray MuPIT 4A9L - X-ray MuPIT 4E96 - X-ray MuPIT
4F3I - X-ray MuPIT

ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on O60885
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-  Orthologous Genes in Other Species
  Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.
MouseRatZebrafishD. melanogasterC. elegansS. cerevisiae
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-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0000993 RNA polymerase II core binding
GO:0002039 p53 binding
GO:0003682 chromatin binding
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0070577 lysine-acetylated histone binding

Biological Process:
GO:0000083 regulation of transcription involved in G1/S transition of mitotic cell cycle
GO:0006325 chromatin organization
GO:0006338 chromatin remodeling
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0006974 cellular response to DNA damage stimulus
GO:0010971 positive regulation of G2/M transition of mitotic cell cycle
GO:0016032 viral process
GO:0032968 positive regulation of transcription elongation from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0043123 positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB signaling
GO:0045944 positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0050727 regulation of inflammatory response
GO:1901407 regulation of phosphorylation of RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain
GO:2000002 negative regulation of DNA damage checkpoint

Cellular Component:
GO:0000794 condensed nuclear chromosome
GO:0005634 nucleus
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm
GO:0005694 chromosome
GO:0005829 cytosol

-  Descriptions from all associated GenBank mRNAs
  LF210778 - JP 2014500723-A/18281: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA446355 - JP 2018138019-A/18281: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341050 - JP 2014500723-A/148553: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576627 - JP 2018138019-A/148553: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
BC008354 - Homo sapiens, Similar to bromodomain-containing 4, clone IMAGE:3542455, mRNA, partial cds.
LF341051 - JP 2014500723-A/148554: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576628 - JP 2018138019-A/148554: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
AF386649 - Homo sapiens bromodomain-containing 4 (BRD4) mRNA, complete cds.
JD296683 - Sequence 277707 from Patent EP1572962.
JD245396 - Sequence 226420 from Patent EP1572962.
JD179394 - Sequence 160418 from Patent EP1572962.
JD399981 - Sequence 381005 from Patent EP1572962.
JD549083 - Sequence 530107 from Patent EP1572962.
JD565323 - Sequence 546347 from Patent EP1572962.
JD125039 - Sequence 106063 from Patent EP1572962.
JD471895 - Sequence 452919 from Patent EP1572962.
JD395518 - Sequence 376542 from Patent EP1572962.
JD257608 - Sequence 238632 from Patent EP1572962.
JD095902 - Sequence 76926 from Patent EP1572962.
JD129206 - Sequence 110230 from Patent EP1572962.
JD538243 - Sequence 519267 from Patent EP1572962.
JD380724 - Sequence 361748 from Patent EP1572962.
JD395229 - Sequence 376253 from Patent EP1572962.
JD408802 - Sequence 389826 from Patent EP1572962.
JD354234 - Sequence 335258 from Patent EP1572962.
JD459932 - Sequence 440956 from Patent EP1572962.
JD211559 - Sequence 192583 from Patent EP1572962.
JD243753 - Sequence 224777 from Patent EP1572962.
LF341052 - JP 2014500723-A/148555: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576629 - JP 2018138019-A/148555: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
JD461072 - Sequence 442096 from Patent EP1572962.
LF341053 - JP 2014500723-A/148556: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576630 - JP 2018138019-A/148556: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341054 - JP 2014500723-A/148557: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576631 - JP 2018138019-A/148557: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341056 - JP 2014500723-A/148559: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576633 - JP 2018138019-A/148559: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341057 - JP 2014500723-A/148560: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576634 - JP 2018138019-A/148560: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341059 - JP 2014500723-A/148562: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576636 - JP 2018138019-A/148562: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341060 - JP 2014500723-A/148563: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576637 - JP 2018138019-A/148563: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
Y12059 - H.sapiens HUNKI mRNA.
BC035266 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:42948 IMAGE:4837491), complete cds.
KJ902344 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens clone ccsbBroadEn_11738 BRD4 gene, encodes complete protein.
DQ580084 - Homo sapiens piRNA piR-48196, complete sequence.
LF341072 - JP 2014500723-A/148575: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576649 - JP 2018138019-A/148575: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341073 - JP 2014500723-A/148576: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576650 - JP 2018138019-A/148576: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341074 - JP 2014500723-A/148577: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576651 - JP 2018138019-A/148577: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
AK307664 - Homo sapiens cDNA, FLJ97612.
LF341075 - JP 2014500723-A/148578: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576652 - JP 2018138019-A/148578: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
BC000156 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:2900081), partial cds.
BC038988 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:5787152), partial cds.
BC091649 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:6650796), partial cds.
BC067129 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:6138785), partial cds.
BC047888 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:5496307), partial cds.
BC030158 - Homo sapiens bromodomain containing 4, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:5086929), partial cds.
KF974357 - Homo sapiens bromodomain-containing protein 4 variant (BRD4) mRNA, partial cds, alternatively spliced.
DQ593249 - Homo sapiens piRNA piR-33361, complete sequence.
LF341077 - JP 2014500723-A/148580: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576654 - JP 2018138019-A/148580: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341078 - JP 2014500723-A/148581: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576655 - JP 2018138019-A/148581: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341079 - JP 2014500723-A/148582: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576656 - JP 2018138019-A/148582: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341083 - JP 2014500723-A/148586: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576660 - JP 2018138019-A/148586: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
LF341087 - JP 2014500723-A/148590: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576664 - JP 2018138019-A/148590: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
AF252390 - Homo sapiens uncharacterized HUTR gene, mRNA sequence.
LF341088 - JP 2014500723-A/148591: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
MA576665 - JP 2018138019-A/148591: Polycomb-Associated Non-Coding RNAs.
JD341251 - Sequence 322275 from Patent EP1572962.
JD126235 - Sequence 107259 from Patent EP1572962.
JD465656 - Sequence 446680 from Patent EP1572962.

-  Other Names for This Gene
  Alternate Gene Symbols: BRD4_HUMAN, HUNK1, NM_058243, O60433, O60885, Q86YS8, Q96PD3, uc002nar.1, uc002nar.2, uc002nar.3, uc002nar.4
UCSC ID: uc002nar.4
RefSeq Accession: NM_058243
Protein: O60885 (aka BRD4_HUMAN)
CCDS: CCDS12328.1

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