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Aliases for WFDC6 Gene

Aliases for WFDC6 Gene

  • WAP Four-Disulfide Core Domain 6 2 3
  • C20orf171 3 4
  • WAP6 3 4
  • WAP Four-Disulfide Core Domain Protein 6 3
  • Chromosome 20 Open Reading Frame 171 2
  • Putative Protease Inhibitor WAP6 4
  • Protease Inhibitor WAP6 3
  • DJ461P17.11 3

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Previous HGNC Symbols for WFDC6 Gene

  • C20orf171

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WFDC6 Gene

  • GC20M043851
  • GC20M044801
  • GC20M044848
  • GC20M043596
  • GC20M044162
  • GC20M040904

Summaries for WFDC6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for WFDC6 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the WAP-type four-disulfide core (WFDC) domain family. The WFDC domain, or WAP signature motif, contains eight cysteines forming four disulfide bonds at the core of the protein, and functions as a protease inhibitor. Most WFDC gene members are localized to chromosome 20q12-q13 in two clusters: centromeric and telomeric. This gene belongs to the telomeric cluster. Read-through transcription exists between this gene and the upstream SPINLW1 (serine peptidase inhibitor-like, with Kunitz and WAP domains 1) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]

GeneCards Summary for WFDC6 Gene

WFDC6 (WAP Four-Disulfide Core Domain 6) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity. An important paralog of this gene is WFDC8.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for WFDC6 Gene

Genomics for WFDC6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for WFDC6 Gene

Genomic Location for WFDC6 Gene

45,534,196 bp from pter
45,539,495 bp from pter
5,300 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for WFDC6 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for WFDC6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for WFDC6 Gene

Proteins for WFDC6 Gene

  • Protein details for WFDC6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    WAP four-disulfide core domain protein 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q3MJ23
    • Q5JYQ4
    • Q8NFV6

    Protein attributes for WFDC6 Gene

    131 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    14626 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for WFDC6 Gene


neXtProt entry for WFDC6 Gene

Proteomics data for WFDC6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for WFDC6 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for WFDC6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for WFDC6 Gene

Domains for WFDC6 Gene

Gene Families for WFDC6 Gene

Protein Domains for WFDC6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for WFDC6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 BPTI/Kunitz inhibitor domain.
  • Contains 1 BPTI/Kunitz inhibitor domain.
  • Contains 1 WAP domain.
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Function for WFDC6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for WFDC6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004867 serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity IEA --
GO:0030414 peptidase inhibitor activity --
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miRNA for WFDC6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target WFDC6

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for WFDC6

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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for WFDC6 Gene

Localization for WFDC6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WFDC6 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for WFDC6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for WFDC6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for WFDC6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
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Pathways for WFDC6 Gene

SuperPathways for WFDC6 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for WFDC6 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 3 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000361755 for WFDC6 Gene via STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for WFDC6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0010951 negative regulation of endopeptidase activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WFDC6: view

No data available for Pathways by source for WFDC6 Gene

Transcripts for WFDC6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for WFDC6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for WFDC6 Gene

WAP four-disulfide core domain 6:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for WFDC6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for WFDC6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for WFDC6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for WFDC6 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for WFDC6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (45.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for WFDC6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (53.4) and Ovary (15.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for WFDC6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for WFDC6 Gene Hs.673237

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for WFDC6 Gene

Tissue specificity: Ubiquitously expressed, but the highest levels are found in epididymis, testis and trachea
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Expression partners for WFDC6 Gene

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for WFDC6 Gene

Orthologs for WFDC6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for WFDC6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Wfdc6b 16
Wfdc6a 36
  • 34 (a)
Wfdc6b 36
  • 28 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia WFDC6 36
  • 32 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 16 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 11 (a)
-- 36
  • 13 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 12 (a)
-- 36
  • 12 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG3604 36
  • 7 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea R12A1.3 36
  • 5 (a)
Species with no ortholog for WFDC6:
  • 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)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • 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)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for WFDC6 Gene

Gene Tree for WFDC6 (if available)
Gene Tree for WFDC6 (if available)

Paralogs for WFDC6 Gene

Paralogs for WFDC6 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for WFDC6 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for WFDC6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for WFDC6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs2143224 -- 45,533,846(+) actcc(C/T)gacct downstream-variant-500B
rs2143225 -- 45,533,861(+) tgatc(C/T)gccct downstream-variant-500B
rs2206446 -- 45,534,570(+) TCTTG(C/G)ACCTA intron-variant
rs3746593 -- 45,534,210(+) ACAGA(A/G)CACTT utr-variant-3-prime
rs6032273 -- 45,534,630(+) ATGAA(A/G)GTGAG intron-variant

Relevant External Links for WFDC6 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 WFDC6 Gene

Disorders for WFDC6 Gene

No disorders were found for WFDC6 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships , Genatlas and External Links for WFDC6 Gene

Publications for WFDC6 Gene

  1. A locus on human chromosome 20 contains several genes expressing protease inhibitor domains with homology to whey acidic protein. (PMID: 12206714) Clauss A. … Lundwall A. (Biochem. J. 2002) 2 3 4
  2. The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 20. (PMID: 11780052) Deloukas P. … Rogers J. (Nature 2001) 3 4
  3. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg R.L. … Marra M.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 3
  4. The evolution of a genetic locus encoding small serine proteinase inhibitors. (PMID: 15950183) Clauss A. … Lundwall A. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2005) 3
  5. Reproduction and immunity-driven natural selection in the human WFDC locus. (PMID: 23292442) Ferreira Z. … Hurle B. (Mol. Biol. Evol. 2013) 3

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