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Available structures
PDBOrtholog search: PDBe RCSB
AliasesIGFBP6, IBP6, insulin like growth factor binding protein 6
External IDsOMIM: 146735 MGI: 96441 HomoloGene: 1641 GeneCards: IGFBP6
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 12 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 12 (human)[1]
Chromosome 12 (human)
Genomic location for IGFBP6
Genomic location for IGFBP6
Band12q13.13Start53,097,436 bp[1]
End53,102,345 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC)Chr 12: 53.1 – 53.1 Mbn/a
PubMed search[2][3]
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Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 6 (IGFBP-6) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IGFBP6 gene.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000167779 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  3. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. ^ Kiefer MC, Ioh RS, Bauer DM, Zapf J (May 1991). "Molecular cloning of a new human insulin-like growth factor binding protein". Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 176 (1): 219–25. doi:10.1016/0006-291X(91)90912-Q. PMID 1850258.
  5. ^ Ehrenborg E, Zazzi H, Lagercrantz S, Granqvist M, Hillerbrand U, Allander SV, Larsson C, Luthman H (May 1999). "Characterization and chromosomal localization of the human insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 6 gene". Mamm Genome. 10 (4): 376–80. doi:10.1007/s003359901005. PMID 10087296.
  6. ^ "Entrez Gene: IGFBP6 insulin-like growth factor binding protein 6".

Further reading

  • Wood AW, Duan C, Bern HA (2005). "Insulin-like growth factor signaling in fish". Int. Rev. Cytol. International Review of Cytology. 243: 215–85. doi:10.1016/S0074-7696(05)43004-1. ISBN 9780123646477. PMID 15797461.
  • Zapf J, Kiefer M, Merryweather J, et al. (1990). "Isolation from adult human serum of four insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding proteins and molecular cloning of one of them that is increased by IGF I administration and in extrapancreatic tumor hypoglycemia". J. Biol. Chem. 265 (25): 14892–8. PMID 1697583.
  • Kiefer MC, Masiarz FR, Bauer DM, Zapf J (1991). "Identification and molecular cloning of two new 30-kDa insulin-like growth factor binding proteins isolated from adult human serum". J. Biol. Chem. 266 (14): 9043–9. PMID 1709161.
  • Shimasaki S, Gao L, Shimonaka M, Ling N (1991). "Isolation and molecular cloning of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-6". Mol. Endocrinol. 5 (7): 938–48. doi:10.1210/mend-5-7-938. PMID 1719383.
  • Andress DL, Birnbaum RS (1991). "A novel human insulin-like growth factor binding protein secreted by osteoblast-like cells". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 176 (1): 213–8. doi:10.1016/0006-291X(91)90911-P. PMID 1850257.
  • Martin JL, Willetts KE, Baxter RC (1990). "Purification and properties of a novel insulin-like growth factor-II binding protein from transformed human fibroblasts". J. Biol. Chem. 265 (7): 4124–30. PMID 2154495.
  • Roghani M, Hossenlopp P, Lepage P, et al. (1989). "Isolation from human cerebrospinal fluid of a new insulin-like growth factor-binding protein with a selective affinity for IGF-II". FEBS Lett. 255 (2): 253–8. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(89)81101-9. PMID 2551732.
  • Ilvesmäki V, Blum WF, Voutilainen R (1994). "Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in the human adrenal gland". Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 97 (1–2): 71–9. doi:10.1016/0303-7207(93)90212-3. PMID 7511544.
  • Kato M, Ishizaki A, Hellman U, et al. (1995). "A human keratinocyte cell line produces two autocrine growth inhibitors, transforming growth factor-beta and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-6, in a calcium- and cell density-dependent manner". J. Biol. Chem. 270 (21): 12373–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.270.21.12373. PMID 7539002.
  • Delhanty PJ, Hill DJ, Shimasaki S, Han VK (1993). "Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4, -5 and -6 mRNAs in the human fetus: localization to sites of growth and differentiation?". Growth Regul. 3 (1): 8–11. PMID 7683540.
  • Bach LA, Hsieh S, Sakano K, et al. (1993). "Binding of mutants of human insulin-like growth factor II to insulin-like growth factor binding proteins 1-6". J. Biol. Chem. 268 (13): 9246–54. PMID 7683646.
  • Wegmann BR, Schöneberger HJ, Kiefer PE, et al. (1993). "Molecular cloning of IGFBP-5 from SCLC cell lines and expression of IGFBP-4, IGFBP-5 and IGFBP-6 in lung cancer cell lines and primary tumours". Eur. J. Cancer. 29A (11): 1578–84. doi:10.1016/0959-8049(93)90298-T. PMID 7692907.
  • Neumann GM, Marinaro JA, Bach LA (1998). "Identification of O-glycosylation sites and partial characterization of carbohydrate structure and disulfide linkages of human insulin-like growth factor binding protein 6". Biochemistry. 37 (18): 6572–85. doi:10.1021/bi972894e. PMID 9572875.
  • Neumann GM, Bach LA (1999). "The N-terminal disulfide linkages of human insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-6 (hIGFBP-6) and hIGFBP-1 are different as determined by mass spectrometry". J. Biol. Chem. 274 (21): 14587–94. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.21.14587. PMID 10329650.
  • Wong MS, Fong CC, Yang M (1999). "Biosensor measurement of the interaction kinetics between insulin-like growth factors and their binding proteins". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1432 (2): 293–301. doi:10.1016/S0167-4838(99)00106-5. PMID 10407151.
  • Yu H, Mistry J, Nicar MJ, et al. (1999). "Insulin-like growth factors (IGF-I, free IGF-I and IGF-II) and insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP-2, IGFBP-3, IGFBP-6, and ALS) in blood circulation". J. Clin. Lab. Anal. 13 (4): 166–72. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2825(1999)13:4<166::AID-JCLA5>3.0.CO;2-X. PMID 10414596.
  • Dailly YP, Zhou Y, Linkhart TA, et al. (2001). "Structure and characterization of the human insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP)-6 promoter: identification of a functional retinoid response element". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1518 (1–2): 145–51. doi:10.1016/S0167-4781(01)00192-0. PMID 11267670.
  • Weinzimer SA, Gibson TB, Collett-Solberg PF, et al. (2001). "Transferrin is an insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 binding protein". J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 86 (4): 1806–13. doi:10.1210/jcem.86.4.7380. PMID 11297622.