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Gene: CAPN3 (calpain 3) Homo sapiens
Symbol: CAPN3
Name: calpain 3
Description: Calpain, a heterodimer consisting of a large and a small subunit, is a major intracellular protease, although its function has not been well established. This gene encodes a muscle-specific member of the calpain large subunit family that specifically binds to titin. Mutations in this gene are associated with limb-girdle muscular dystrophies type 2A. Alternate promoters and alternative splicing result in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms and some variants are ubiquitously expressed. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: calcium-activated neutral proteinase 3; calpain 3, (p94); calpain L3; calpain p94, large [catalytic] subunit; calpain, large polypeptide L3; calpain-3; CANP 3; CANP3; CANPL3; LGMD2; LGMD2A; LGMDD4; LGMDR1; MGC10767; MGC11121; MGC14344; MGC4403; muscle-specific calcium-activated neutral protease 3 large subunit; nCL-1; new calpain 1; p94
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Capn3 (calpain 3)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Capn3 (calpain 3)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Capn3 (calpain 3)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : CAPN3 (calpain 3)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : CAPN3 (calpain 3)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Capn3 (calpain 3)
Sus scrofa (pig) : CAPN3 (calpain 3)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh381542,359,500 - 42,412,317 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371542,646,545 - 42,704,515 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361540,427,593 - 40,491,807 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341540,427,592 - 40,491,807NCBI
Celera1519,408,011 - 19,472,224 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map15q15.1NCBI
HuRef1519,499,872 - 19,552,636 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11542,770,186 - 42,823,000 (+)NCBICHM1_1
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Nomenclature History
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Alliance Gene
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 731876
Created: 2004-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-07-09
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.