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Aliases for WASL Gene

Aliases for WASL Gene

  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome-Like 2 3
  • N-WASP 3 4
  • Neural Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein 3
  • NWASP 3

External Ids for WASL Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WASL Gene

  • GC07M121799
  • GC07M122862
  • GC07M122876
  • GC07M122915
  • GC07M123109
  • GC07M123321
  • GC07M117685

Summaries for WASL Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for WASL Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) protein family. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome proteins share similar domain structure, and associate with a variety of signaling molecules to alter the actin cytoskeleton. The encoded protein is highly expressed in neural tissues, and interacts with several proteins involved in cytoskeletal organization, including cell division control protein 42 (CDC42) and the actin-related protein-2/3 (ARP2/3) complex. The encoded protein may be involved in the formation of long actin microspikes, and in neurite extension. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]

GeneCards Summary for WASL Gene

WASL (Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome-Like) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WASL include buruli ulcer and wiskott-aldrich syndrome. Among its related pathways are RhoGDI Pathway and Regulation of actin cytoskeleton. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding. An important paralog of this gene is WAS.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WASL Gene

  • Regulates actin polymerization by stimulating the actin-nucleating activity of the Arp2/3 complex. Involved in mitosis and cytokinesis, via its role in the regulation of actin polymerization. Binds to HSF1/HSTF1 and forms a complex on heat shock promoter elements (HSE) that negatively regulates HSP90 expression.

Tocris Summary for WASL Gene

  • Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (N-WASP) is a member of the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome-like (WASL) protein family. It is ubiquitously expressed and regulates actin polymerization by activating the Arp2/3 complex.

Gene Wiki entry for WASL Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for WASL Gene

Genomics for WASL Gene

Regulatory Elements for WASL Gene

Genomic Location for WASL Gene

123,681,927 bp from pter
123,749,071 bp from pter
67,145 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for WASL Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for WASL Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for WASL Gene

Proteins for WASL Gene

  • Protein details for WASL Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A1JUI9
    • Q7Z746

    Protein attributes for WASL Gene

    505 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    54827 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds actin and the Arp2/3 complex. Interacts with CDC42. Binds to SH3 domains of GRB2. Interacts with the C-terminal SH3 domain of DNMBP. Interacts with SNX9. Interacts with the WW domains of PRPF40A/FBP11. Interacts with PTK2/FAK1. Interacts with PACSIN1, PACSIN2 and PACSIN3 (By similarity). Interacts with NOSTRIN. Interacts with Shigella flexneri protein IcsA. The interaction with IcsA enhances the affinity of WASL for Arp2/3, thus assembling a tight complex which has maximal activity in actin assembly. Interacts with E.coli effector protein EspF(U). Identified in a complex containing at least WASL, BAIAP2L1 and E.coli EspF(U). Binds to TNK2. Interacts with SNX33.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for WASL Gene

neXtProt entry for WASL Gene

Proteomics data for WASL Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for WASL Gene

  • Phosphorylation at Ser-242, Tyr-256, Ser-484 and Ser-485 enhances actin polymerization activity.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for WASL Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for WASL Gene

Domains for WASL Gene

Protein Domains for WASL Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for WASL Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • O00401
  • Contains 1 CRIB domain.
  • Contains 1 WH1 domain.
  • Contains 2 WH2 domains.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with WASL: view

No data available for Gene Families for WASL Gene

Function for WASL Gene

Molecular function for WASL Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein-like,64kDa,neural,concentrated at the nerve terminal region,inducing long actin microspikes when coexpressed with active CDC42
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Regulates actin polymerization by stimulating the actin-nucleating activity of the Arp2/3 complex. Involved in mitosis and cytokinesis, via its role in the regulation of actin polymerization. Binds to HSF1/HSTF1 and forms a complex on heat shock promoter elements (HSE) that negatively regulates HSP90 expression.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for WASL Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003779 actin binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11231575
GO:0030695 GTPase regulator activity TAS 9422512
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WASL: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with WASL: view

Animal Models for WASL Gene

MGI Knock Outs for WASL:

miRNA for WASL Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target WASL

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for WASL Gene

Localization for WASL Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WASL Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Nucleus. Note=Preferentially localized in the cytoplasm when phosphorylated and in the nucleus when unphosphorylated. {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for WASL Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for WASL gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 4
cytosol 4
plasma membrane 4
nucleus 3
mitochondrion 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for WASL Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0015629 actin cytoskeleton TAS 9422512
GO:0016023 cytoplasmic membrane-bounded vesicle ISS --
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Pathways for WASL Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with WASL: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for WASL Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006461 protein complex assembly TAS 9422512
GO:0006900 membrane budding ISS --
GO:0006928 movement of cell or subcellular component TAS 9422512
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WASL: view

Compounds for WASL Gene

(5) Tocris Compounds for WASL Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
CK 666 Arp2/3 inhibitor; inhibits actin polymerization [442633-00-3]
Cytochalasin D Disrupts actin filament function [22144-77-0]
Jasplakinolide Stabilizes F-actin; promotes actin polymerization [102396-24-7]
Latrunculin A Inhibitor of actin assembly and polymerization [76343-93-6]
Phalloidin Promotes actin polymerization [17466-45-4]

(11) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for WASL Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
wiskostatin 95.1 11
pip2 60.7 8
tyrosine 36.2 16
proline 22.9 3
phosphoinositide 22.4 3
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with WASL: view

Transcripts for WASL Gene

mRNA/cDNA for WASL Gene

(159) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(10) Additional mRNA sequences :
(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for WASL Gene

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome-like:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for WASL Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for WASL Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for WASL Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for WASL Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for WASL Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for WASL Gene Hs.143728

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with WASL: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for WASL Gene

Orthologs for WASL Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for WASL Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia WASL 35
  • 99.67 (n)
  • 100 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia WASL 36
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia WASL 36
  • 97 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Wasl 16
Wasl 36
  • 96 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 81 (a)
-- 36
  • 89 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia WASL 36
  • 92 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves WASL 36
  • 91 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia WASL 36
  • 88 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.2306 35
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.4194 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii wasla 36
  • 75 (a)
waslb 36
  • 66 (a)
zgc55478 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta WASp 36
  • 36 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes LAS17 36
  • 21 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.5291 36
  • 45 (a)
Species with no ortholog for WASL:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for WASL Gene

Gene Tree for WASL (if available)
Gene Tree for WASL (if available)

Paralogs for WASL Gene

Paralogs for WASL Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for WASL Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with WASL: view

Variants for WASL Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for WASL Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 07 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs11881 -- 123,682,134(+) ATCAC(A/G)TAGCA utr-variant-3-prime
rs13044 -- 123,682,662(+) AAAAA(A/T)TTTTT utr-variant-3-prime
rs767637 -- 123,681,924(-) TTCAT(G/T)TGTTT downstream-variant-500B
rs768680 -- 123,724,073(+) CCCCC(C/T)TCCCA intron-variant
rs982655 -- 123,727,639(+) GTGGA(C/T)GAAGA intron-variant

Relevant External Links for WASL Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for WASL Gene

Disorders for WASL Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (2) Diseases for WASL Gene including...

Search for WASL Gene in MalaCards »

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for WASL Gene

(9) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for WASL Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
wiskott-aldrich syndrome 95.6 63
scar1 86.1 8
scar 40.2 7
cancer 1.71 1
shock 0 4

Relevant External Links for WASL

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with WASL: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WASL Gene

Publications for WASL Gene

  1. Identification of N-WASP homologs in human and rat brain. (PMID: 9322739) Fukuoka M. … Takenawa T. (Gene 1997) 2 3 4 23
  2. Induction of filopodium formation by a WASP-related actin-depolymerizing protein N-WASP. (PMID: 9422512) Miki H. … Takenawa T. (Nature 1998) 2 3 23
  3. The essential role of profilin in the assembly of actin for microspike formation. (PMID: 9822597) Suetsugu S. … Takenawa T. (EMBO J. 1998) 3 23
  4. Waltzing with WASP. (PMID: 10087612) Ramesh N. … Geha R.S. (Trends Cell Biol. 1999) 3 23
  5. Integration of multiple signals through cooperative regulation of the N-WASP-Arp2/3 complex. (PMID: 11052943) Prehoda K.E. … Lim W.A. (Science 2000) 3 23

Products for WASL Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for WASL

Sources for WASL Gene

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