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Aliases for WFDC8 Gene

Aliases for WFDC8 Gene

  • WAP Four-Disulfide Core Domain 8 2 3
  • Putative Protease Inhibitor WAP8 3 4
  • C20orf170 3 4
  • WAP8 3 4
  • Chromosome 20 Open Reading Frame 170 2
  • Protease Inhibitor WAP8 3
  • WAP Motif Protein 1 3
  • DJ461P17.1 3

External Ids for WFDC8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for WFDC8 Gene

  • C20orf170

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WFDC8 Gene

  • GC20M043868
  • GC20M044818
  • GC20M044865
  • GC20M043613
  • GC20M044179
  • GC20M040921

Summaries for WFDC8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for WFDC8 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. The encoded protein contains a Kunitz-inhibitor domain, in addition to three WFDC domains. Most WFDC genes are localized to chromosome 20q12-q13 in two clusters: centromeric and telomeric. This gene belongs to the telomeric cluster. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene, and they encode the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for WFDC8 Gene

WFDC8 (WAP Four-Disulfide Core Domain 8) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity and peptidase inhibitor activity. An important paralog of this gene is WFDC6.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for WFDC8 Gene

Genomics for WFDC8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for WFDC8 Gene

Genomic Location for WFDC8 Gene

45,551,152 bp from pter
45,579,350 bp from pter
28,199 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for WFDC8 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for WFDC8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for WFDC8 Gene

Proteins for WFDC8 Gene

  • Protein details for WFDC8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    WAP four-disulfide core domain protein 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • E1P623
    • Q5TDV2
    • Q96A34

    Protein attributes for WFDC8 Gene

    241 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    27824 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for WFDC8 Gene

Proteomics data for WFDC8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for WFDC8 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for WFDC8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for WFDC8 Gene

Domains & Families for WFDC8 Gene

Gene Families for WFDC8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for WFDC8 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 BPTI/Kunitz inhibitor domain.
  • Contains 1 BPTI/Kunitz inhibitor domain.
  • Contains 3 WAP domains.
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Function for WFDC8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for WFDC8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004867 serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity IEA --
GO:0030414 peptidase inhibitor activity --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WFDC8: view
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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for WFDC8 Gene

Localization for WFDC8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WFDC8 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for WFDC8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for WFDC8 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for WFDC8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WFDC8: view

Pathways & Interactions for WFDC8 Gene

SuperPathways for WFDC8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for WFDC8 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 2 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000289953 for WFDC8 Gene via STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for WFDC8 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 WFDC8: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for WFDC8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for WFDC8 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for WFDC8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for WFDC8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for WFDC8 Gene

WAP four-disulfide core domain 8:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for WFDC8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for WFDC8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for WFDC8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for WFDC8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for WFDC8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Thyroid (x9.5), Testis (x8.2), and Cervix - Endocervix (x6.8).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for WFDC8 Gene Hs.116128

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for WFDC8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed ubiquitously, the highest levels are found in the epididymis followed by testis and trachea
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with WFDC8: view

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Protein tissue co-expression partners for WFDC8 Gene

Orthologs for WFDC8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for WFDC8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia WFDC8 35
  • 73.53 (n)
  • 61.8 (a)
WFDC8 36
  • 58 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia LOC477245 35
  • 75.29 (n)
  • 63.36 (a)
WFDC8 36
  • 63 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Wfdc8 35
  • 67.63 (n)
  • 61.84 (a)
Wfdc8 16
Wfdc8 36
  • 50 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia WFDC8 35
  • 98.48 (n)
  • 97.51 (a)
WFDC8 36
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Wfdc8 35
  • 66.81 (n)
  • 58.26 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia WFDC8 36
  • 46 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 25 (a)
-- 36
  • 23 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 26 (a)
-- 36
  • 27 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG3604 36
  • 22 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea R12A1.3 36
  • 20 (a)
Species with no ortholog for WFDC8:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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 WFDC8 Gene

Gene Tree for WFDC8 (if available)
Gene Tree for WFDC8 (if available)

Paralogs for WFDC8 Gene

Paralogs for WFDC8 Gene

(6) SIMAP similar genes for WFDC8 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for WFDC8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for WFDC8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs719996 -- 45,572,129(-) gccac(C/T)gcacc intron-variant
rs719997 -- 45,571,849(-) gtata(C/T)ataca intron-variant
rs719998 -- 45,571,792(-) tgcaa(C/T)aacat intron-variant
rs909879 -- 45,562,385(-) ACACC(C/T)TAACT intron-variant
rs988462 -- 45,550,660(-) CTAAC(C/T)ATTCA downstream-variant-500B

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for WFDC8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv819057 CNV Gain 19587683
esv2722448 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2661076 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv25639 CNV Loss 19812545
esv32588 CNV Loss 17666407

Variation tolerance for WFDC8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 65.03% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.63; 56.66% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for WFDC8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WFDC8 Gene

Disorders for WFDC8 Gene

Relevant External Links for WFDC8

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with WFDC8: view

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for WFDC8 Gene

Publications for WFDC8 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 67
  2. Why do cellular proteins linked to K63-polyubiquitin chains not associate with proteasomes? (PMID: 23314748) Nathan J.A. … Goldberg A.L. (EMBO J. 2013) 67
  3. Reproduction and immunity-driven natural selection in the human WFDC locus. (PMID: 23292442) Ferreira Z. … Hurle B. (Mol. Biol. Evol. 2013) 67
  4. Differing evolutionary histories of WFDC8 (short-term balancing) in Europeans and SPINT4 (incomplete selective sweep) in Africans. (PMID: 21536719) Ferreira Z. … Seixas S. (Mol. Biol. Evol. 2011) 67
  5. The evolution of a genetic locus encoding small serine proteinase inhibitors. (PMID: 15950183) Clauss A. … Lundwall A. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2005) 67

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