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Aliases for WIF1 Gene

Aliases for WIF1 Gene

  • WNT Inhibitory Factor 1 2 3
  • WIF-1 3 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WIF1 Gene

  • GC12P064885
  • GC12P065390
  • GC12M065161
  • GC12M063730
  • GC12M065444
  • GC12M062496

Summaries for WIF1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for WIF1 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene functions to inhibit WNT proteins, which are extracellular signaling molecules that play a role in embryonic development. This protein contains a WNT inhibitory factor (WIF) domain and five epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domains, and is thought to be involved in mesoderm segmentation. This gene functions as a tumor suppressor gene, and has been found to be epigenetically silenced in various cancers. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]

GeneCards Summary for WIF1 Gene

WIF1 (WNT Inhibitory Factor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Wnt / Hedgehog / Notch and Wnt signaling network. An important paralog of this gene is VWDE.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WIF1 Gene

  • Binds to WNT proteins and inhibits their activities. May be involved in mesoderm segmentation

Gene Wiki entry for WIF1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for WIF1 Gene

Genomics for WIF1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for WIF1 Gene

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for WIF1 Gene

65,050,624 bp from pter
65,121,566 bp from pter
70,943 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for WIF1 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for WIF1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for WIF1 Gene

Proteins for WIF1 Gene

  • Protein details for WIF1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Wnt inhibitory factor 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6UXI1
    • Q8WVG4

    Protein attributes for WIF1 Gene

    379 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    41528 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with MYOC.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for WIF1 Gene

neXtProt entry for WIF1 Gene

Proteomics data for WIF1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for WIF1 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn88 and Asn245
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for WIF1 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for WIF1 (WIF1)

Protein Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for WIF1 Gene

Domains for WIF1 Gene

Protein Domains for WIF1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for WIF1 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9Y5W5
  • Contains 5 EGF-like domains.
  • Contains 1 WIF domain.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with WIF1: view

No data available for Gene Families for WIF1 Gene

Function for WIF1 Gene

Molecular function for WIF1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Binds to WNT proteins and inhibits their activities. May be involved in mesoderm segmentation

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for WIF1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 19188438
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WIF1: view

Phenotypes for WIF1 Gene

MGI mutant phenotypes for WIF1:
inferred from 1 alleles
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with WIF1: view

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miRNA for WIF1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target WIF1

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for WIF1 Gene

Localization for WIF1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WIF1 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for WIF1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for WIF1 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 2
lysosome 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for WIF1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WIF1: view

Pathways for WIF1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with WIF1: view

Pathways by source for WIF1 Gene

1 Qiagen pathway for WIF1 Gene
1 Cell Signaling Technology pathway for WIF1 Gene
1 KEGG pathway for WIF1 Gene

PCR Array Products

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for WIF1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction NAS 10201374
GO:0007275 multicellular organismal development IEA --
GO:0016055 Wnt signaling pathway IEA --
GO:0045600 positive regulation of fat cell differentiation IEA --
GO:0090090 negative regulation of canonical Wnt signaling pathway TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WIF1: view

Compounds for WIF1 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for WIF1 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
5-aza-2deoxycytidine 69.9 6
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with WIF1: view

Transcripts for WIF1 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for WIF1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for WIF1 Gene

WNT inhibitory factor 1:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for WIF1

Primer Products

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for WIF1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for WIF1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for WIF1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for WIF1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for WIF1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (8.9), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (8.7), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (7.1), and Brain - Amygdala (6.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for WIF1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for WIF1 Gene Hs.284122

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with WIF1: view

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for WIF1 Gene

Orthologs for WIF1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for WIF1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia WIF1 35
  • 99.56 (n)
  • 99.47 (a)
WIF1 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia WIF1 36
  • 93 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia WIF1 35
  • 91.82 (n)
  • 94.72 (a)
WIF1 36
  • 95 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Wif1 35
  • 88.48 (n)
  • 93.93 (a)
Wif1 16
Wif1 36
  • 94 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia WIF1 36
  • 92 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia WIF1 36
  • 85 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Wif1 35
  • 89.5 (n)
  • 92.33 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves WIF1 35
  • 77.81 (n)
  • 83.15 (a)
WIF1 36
  • 86 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia WIF1 36
  • 88 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.480 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.5672 35
wif1 35
  • 78.02 (n)
  • 84.89 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii wif1 35
  • 68.72 (n)
  • 70.86 (a)
wif1 36
  • 70 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP000117 35
  • 47.37 (n)
  • 40.91 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta shf 35
  • 47.79 (n)
  • 37.09 (a)
shf 36
  • 25 (a)
CG3135 37
  • 33 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea T01D3.1 36
  • 3 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 2 (a)
-- 36
  • 15 (a)
-- 36
  • 3 (a)
Species with no ortholog for WIF1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)

Evolution for WIF1 Gene

Gene Tree for WIF1 (if available)
Gene Tree for WIF1 (if available)

Paralogs for WIF1 Gene

Paralogs for WIF1 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for WIF1 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for WIF1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for WIF1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs749566 -- 65,109,595(+) TCTTA(C/G)GACCA intron-variant
rs889971 -- 65,060,171(-) GTCAC(A/G)TGGTG intron-variant
rs924332 -- 65,121,602(-) CCCCA(C/T)AGCGC upstream-variant-2KB
rs959176 -- 65,058,160(+) TCACC(A/C)AAAAG intron-variant
rs969028 -- 65,073,797(+) GCAAT(C/G)GTGTA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for WIF1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv469458 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv510299 CNV Loss 20534489
esv270577 CNV Insertion 20981092
nsv832445 CNV Gain 17160897

Relevant External Links for WIF1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WIF1 Gene

Disorders for WIF1 Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for WIF1 Gene

(8) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for WIF1 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
colorectal tumors 42 1
cancer 37.6 13
tumors 31.4 26
colorectal cancer 28.8 2
adenoma 22.7 1

Relevant External Links for WIF1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with WIF1: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WIF1 Gene

Publications for WIF1 Gene

  1. NMR structure of the WIF domain of the human Wnt-inhibitory factor- 1. (PMID: 16476441) Liepinsh E. … Otting G. (J. Mol. Biol. 2006) 3 4 23
  2. A role for Wnt signaling genes in the pathogenesis of impaired lung function in asthma. (PMID: 19926868) Sharma S. … Weiss S.T. (Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010) 3 23 48
  3. A new secreted protein that binds to Wnt proteins and inhibits their activities. (PMID: 10201374) Hsieh J.-C. … Nathans J. (Nature 1999) 2 3 4
  4. Epigenetic inactivation of Wnt inhibitory factor-1 plays an important role in bladder cancer through aberrant canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway. (PMID: 16428476) Urakami S. … Dahiya R. (Clin. Cancer Res. 2006) 3 23
  5. Expression and aberrant promoter methylation of Wnt inhibitory factor-1 in human astrocytomas. (PMID: 20334650) Yang Z. … Wang Y. (J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res. 2010) 3 23

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