Melanoma antigen family a, 8

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Aliases MAGEA8, CT1.8, MAGE8, Melanoma antigen family a, 8, MAGE family member A8
External IDs HomoloGene: 74553 GeneCards: MAGEA8
Gene location (Human)
X chromosome (human)
Chr. X chromosome (human)[1]
X chromosome (human)
Genomic location for MAGEA8
Genomic location for MAGEA8
Band Xq28 Start 149,881,141 bp[1]
End 149,885,835 bp[1]
Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr X: 149.88 – 149.89 Mb n/a
PubMed search [2] n/a
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Melanoma antigen family A, 8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MAGEA8 gene. [3]


This gene is a member of the MAGEA gene family. The members of this family encode proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. The MAGEA genes are clustered at chromosomal location Xq28. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified.


  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000156009 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:".
  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: Melanoma antigen family A, 8". Retrieved 2014-08-25.

Further reading

  • De Plaen E, Arden K, Traversari C, Gaforio JJ, Szikora JP, De Smet C, Brasseur F, van der Bruggen P, Lethé B, Lurquin C (1994). "Structure, chromosomal localization, and expression of 12 genes of the MAGE family". Immunogenetics. 40 (5): 360–9. doi:10.1007/BF01246677. PMID 7927540.
  • Rogner UC, Wilke K, Steck E, Korn B, Poustka A (October 1995). "The melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) family is clustered in the chromosomal band Xq28". Genomics. 29 (3): 725–31. doi:10.1006/geno.1995.9945. PMID 8575766.
  • Serrano A, Lethé B, Delroisse JM, Lurquin C, De Plaen E, Brasseur F, Rimoldi D, Boon T (November 1999). "Quantitative evaluation of the expression of MAGE genes in tumors by limiting dilution of cDNA libraries". International Journal of Cancer. 83 (5): 664–9. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0215(19991126)83:5<664::AID-IJC16>3.0.CO;2-V. PMID 10521804.

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