Aliases for FZD5 Gene
External Ids for FZD5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for FZD5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FZD5 Gene
Members of the 'frizzled' gene family encode 7-transmembrane domain proteins that are receptors for Wnt signaling proteins. The FZD5 protein is believed to be the receptor for the Wnt5A ligand. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FZD5 Gene
FZD5 (Frizzled Class Receptor 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FZD5 include Coloboma Of Optic Nerve and Coloboma Of Eyelid. Among its related pathways are Ectoderm Differentiation and Mesodermal Commitment Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is FZD8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FZD5 Gene
Receptor for Wnt proteins. Most of frizzled receptors are coupled to the beta-catenin canonical signaling pathway, which leads to the activation of disheveled proteins, inhibition of GSK-3 kinase, nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin and activation of Wnt target genes. A second signaling pathway involving PKC and calcium fluxes has been seen for some family members, but it is not yet clear if it represents a distinct pathway or if it can be integrated in the canonical pathway, as PKC seems to be required for Wnt-mediated inactivation of GSK-3 kinase. Both pathways seem to involve interactions with G-proteins. May be involved in transduction and intercellular transmission of polarity information during tissue morphogenesis and/or in differentiated tissues. Interacts specifically with Wnt5A to induce the beta-catenin pathway.