Incidental Mutation 'R5514:Dffa'
Institutional Source Beutler Lab
Gene Symbol Dffa
Ensembl Gene ENSMUSG00000028974
Gene NameDNA fragmentation factor, alpha subunit
SynonymsICAD-L, A330085O09Rik, ICAD-S, DFF35, Dff45
MMRRC Submission 043074-MU
Accession Numbers
Is this an essential gene? Probably non essential (E-score: 0.156) question?
Stock #R5514 (G1)
Quality Score225
Status Not validated
Chromosomal Location149104146-149120647 bp(+) (GRCm38)
Type of Mutationcritical splice donor site (2 bp from exon)
DNA Base Change (assembly) T to A at 149106315 bp
Amino Acid Change
Ref Sequence ENSEMBL: ENSMUSP00000099505 (fasta)
Gene Model predicted gene model for transcript(s): [ENSMUST00000030816] [ENSMUST00000103216]
Predicted Effect probably null
Transcript: ENSMUST00000030816
SMART Domains Protein: ENSMUSP00000030816
Gene: ENSMUSG00000028974

CAD 19 94 1.79e-47 SMART
Pfam:DFF-C 100 264 1.1e-74 PFAM
Predicted Effect probably null
Transcript: ENSMUST00000103216
SMART Domains Protein: ENSMUSP00000099505
Gene: ENSMUSG00000028974

CAD 19 94 1.79e-47 SMART
Pfam:DFF-C 100 264 2.2e-80 PFAM
Predicted Effect noncoding transcript
Transcript: ENSMUST00000153781
Coding Region Coverage
  • 1x: 99.3%
  • 3x: 98.7%
  • 10x: 97.4%
  • 20x: 95.5%
Validation Efficiency
MGI Phenotype FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] Apoptosis is a cell death process that removes toxic and/or useless cells during mammalian development. The apoptotic process is accompanied by shrinkage and fragmentation of the cells and nuclei and degradation of the chromosomal DNA into nucleosomal units. DNA fragmentation factor (DFF) is a heterodimeric protein of 40-kD (DFFB) and 45-kD (DFFA) subunits. DFFA is the substrate for caspase-3 and triggers DNA fragmentation during apoptosis. DFF becomes activated when DFFA is cleaved by caspase-3. The cleaved fragments of DFFA dissociate from DFFB, the active component of DFF. DFFB has been found to trigger both DNA fragmentation and chromatin condensation during apoptosis. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
PHENOTYPE: Mice homozygous for a knock-out allele show increased resistance to apoptosis in response to several apoptotic stimuli, enhanced spatial learning and memory, higher granule cell density and total granule cell number in the dentate gyrus, and resistance to kainic acid-induced CA3 neuronal cell death. [provided by MGI curators]
Allele List at MGI
Other mutations in this stock
Total: 61 list
GeneRefVarChr/LocMutationPredicted EffectZygosity
Adam17 T C 12: 21,340,519 S382G probably damaging Het
Agr2 G A 12: 35,996,091 V74I probably benign Het
Aldh3a1 T C 11: 61,218,041 S423P probably damaging Het
Ampd1 C T 3: 103,079,172 H56Y possibly damaging Het
Arhgef2 C A 3: 88,642,997 P670T probably benign Het
Blk T G 14: 63,378,481 D333A probably damaging Het
Bmi1 T C 2: 18,681,903 I31T probably damaging Het
Cacna1d G A 14: 30,350,833 Q62* probably null Het
Ccdc88c A G 12: 100,913,439 S1801P probably damaging Het
Cdkal1 C T 13: 29,777,287 A100T probably damaging Het
Chst4 G T 8: 110,029,974 S419Y probably damaging Het
Cntn4 T C 6: 106,672,883 I680T probably damaging Het
Ddx55 T C 5: 124,556,812 V101A probably damaging Het
Ddx60 A T 8: 61,958,057 E451V probably damaging Het
Dgkd A G 1: 87,934,110 R796G probably damaging Het
Dzank1 T A 2: 144,481,685 M614L probably benign Het
Elf2 G T 3: 51,308,134 Q52K probably damaging Het
Fcamr T A 1: 130,814,056 L522Q probably damaging Het
Fscn2 T C 11: 120,368,032 Y468H probably damaging Het
Gm12689 T C 4: 99,296,165 I85T unknown Het
Gm4787 A G 12: 81,378,328 V352A possibly damaging Het
Gtsf1 T C 15: 103,428,375 Q13R probably benign Het
Itpkb G A 1: 180,413,909 V715M probably damaging Het
Jmjd1c T A 10: 67,218,149 S263T probably damaging Het
Krba1 T G 6: 48,413,495 L736R probably damaging Het
Lrrc8d C G 5: 105,812,784 F353L probably damaging Het
Lrrc8d G A 5: 105,812,785 E354K probably benign Het
Mtor T A 4: 148,546,444 V2286E probably damaging Het
Mybbp1a T A 11: 72,450,636 V1100E possibly damaging Het
Myo5a G A 9: 75,153,766 G518D probably damaging Het
Nalcn A T 14: 123,283,711 I1594N probably benign Het
Nav1 C G 1: 135,470,561 G761A probably benign Het
Ncoa2 A T 1: 13,181,221 L276H probably damaging Het
Ndufaf7 T C 17: 78,937,622 Y57H probably damaging Het
Nfkb2 A G 19: 46,311,408 Y807C probably damaging Het
Nid2 A T 14: 19,802,467 Q1081L probably damaging Het
Nkain2 T A 10: 31,951,193 I134F probably damaging Het
Nmu A C 5: 76,350,132 S69A probably damaging Het
Olfr1086 T C 2: 86,676,881 I151V probably benign Het
Olfr1229 A T 2: 89,282,473 I220N probably damaging Het
Pard3 A G 8: 127,426,605 R886G probably damaging Het
Pde6b G T 5: 108,423,451 Q423H probably benign Het
Pip5k1b A T 19: 24,350,141 D450E probably damaging Het
Plcg1 T C 2: 160,753,355 probably null Het
Pnpt1 T C 11: 29,153,246 S504P possibly damaging Het
Pomt2 A T 12: 87,129,023 D312E probably damaging Het
Ppp1r1b T C 11: 98,355,402 L70P probably damaging Het
Prr5 C A 15: 84,702,895 P282Q probably benign Het
Reln A T 5: 21,971,885 W1928R possibly damaging Het
Sacm1l A T 9: 123,586,354 R465* probably null Het
Sema7a A G 9: 57,955,763 Y239C probably damaging Het
Slc35e2 C T 4: 155,610,026 P10L probably benign Het
Svep1 T C 4: 58,044,054 T3531A possibly damaging Het
Tjp1 A T 7: 65,354,861 W19R probably damaging Het
Tmc2 T A 2: 130,241,644 M507K possibly damaging Het
Unc13a A G 8: 71,643,151 Y1241H probably damaging Het
Upp1 C T 11: 9,131,771 P103S probably damaging Het
Vldlr A G 19: 27,244,224 E663G probably damaging Het
Vmn2r68 G A 7: 85,237,559 T49I possibly damaging Het
Wdr66 G T 5: 123,287,766 probably null Het
Xirp2 A T 2: 67,505,121 M95L probably benign Het
Other mutations in Dffa
AlleleSourceChrCoordTypePredicted EffectPPH Score
R1475:Dffa UTSW 4 149117478 missense probably damaging 1.00
R1672:Dffa UTSW 4 149106245 missense probably damaging 1.00
R1950:Dffa UTSW 4 149104382 missense probably benign 0.05
R3856:Dffa UTSW 4 149104251 start codon destroyed possibly damaging 0.62
R5185:Dffa UTSW 4 149117430 missense probably benign 0.04
R5238:Dffa UTSW 4 149104303 missense probably benign 0.04
R5280:Dffa UTSW 4 149117934 missense probably benign 0.00
X0065:Dffa UTSW 4 149119131 missense probably benign 0.00
Predicted Primers PCR Primer

Sequencing Primer
Posted On2016-11-08