External Ids for WNT16 Gene
The WNT gene family consists of structurally related genes which encode secreted signaling proteins. These proteins have been implicated in oncogenesis and in several developmental processes, including regulation of cell fate and patterning during embryogenesis. This gene is a member of the WNT gene family. It contains two transcript variants diverging at the 5' termini. These two variants are proposed to be the products of separate promoters and not to be splice variants from a single promoter. They are differentially expressed in normal tissues, one of which (variant 2) is expressed at significant levels only in the pancreas, whereas another one (variant 1) is expressed more ubiquitously with highest levels in adult kidney, placenta, brain, heart, and spleen. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for WNT16 Gene
WNT16 (Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family, Member 16) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WNT16 include osteoporotic fracture and coffin-siris syndrome. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Proteoglycans in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include frizzled binding. An important paralog of this gene is WNT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT16 Gene
Ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane receptors. Probable developmental protein. May be a signaling molecule which affects the development of discrete regions of tissues. Is likely to signal over only few cell diameters (By similarity).