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Aliases for WNT3A Gene

Aliases for WNT3A Gene

  • Wnt Family Member 3A 2 3
  • Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family, Member 3A 2
  • Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family Member 3A 5

External Ids for WNT3A Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WNT3A Gene

  • GC01P226691
  • GC01P223933
  • GC01P224580
  • GC01P225169
  • GC01P224501
  • GC01P226261
  • GC01P228194
  • GC01P198726

Summaries for WNT3A Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for WNT3A 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 encodes a protein which shows 96% amino acid identity to mouse Wnt3A protein, and 84% to human WNT3 protein, another WNT gene product. This gene is clustered with WNT14 gene, another family member, in chromosome 1q42 region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for WNT3A Gene

WNT3A (Wnt Family Member 3A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WNT3A include Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis and Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia. Among its related pathways are HTLV-I infection and Regulation of FZD by ubiquitination. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and protein domain specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is WNT5B.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT3A Gene

  • Ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane receptors. Wnt-3 and Wnt-3a play distinct roles in cell-cell signaling during morphogenesis of the developing neural tube.

Gene Wiki entry for WNT3A Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for WNT3A Gene

Genomics for WNT3A Gene

Regulatory Elements for WNT3A Gene

Enhancers for WNT3A Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around WNT3A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for WNT3A Gene

228,007,022 bp from pter
228,066,711 bp from pter
59,690 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for WNT3A Gene

Genes around WNT3A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
WNT3A Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for WNT3A Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for WNT3A Gene

Proteins for WNT3A Gene

  • Protein details for WNT3A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Wnt-3a
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q3SY79
    • Q3SY80
    • Q969P2

    Protein attributes for WNT3A Gene

    352 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    39365 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homooligomer; disulfide-linked, leading to inactivation (By similarity). Interacts with PORCN. Interacts with APCDD1 and WLS. Component of the Wnt-Fzd-LRP5-LRP6 signaling complex that contains a WNT protein, a FZD protein and LRP5 or LRP6. Interacts directly in the complex with LRP6.

    Alternative splice isoforms for WNT3A Gene


neXtProt entry for WNT3A Gene

Proteomics data for WNT3A Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for WNT3A Gene

  • Disulfide bonds have critical and distinct roles in secretion and activity. Loss of each conserved cysteine in WNT3A results in high molecular weight oxidized Wnt oligomers, which are formed through inter-Wnt disulfide bonding.
  • Palmitoleylation by PORCN is required for efficient binding to frizzled receptors. Palmitoleylation is required for proper trafficking to cell surface, vacuolar acidification is critical to release palmitoleylated WNT3A from WLS in secretory vesicles (PubMed:20826466, PubMed:21244856, PubMed:24292069). Depalmitoleylated by NOTUM, leading to inhibit Wnt signaling pathway, possibly by promoting disulfide bond formation and oligomerization (PubMed:25731175).
  • Proteolytic processing by TIKI1 and TIKI2 promotes oxidation and formation of large disulfide-bond oligomers, leading to inactivation of WNT3A.
  • Glycosylation at Asn 87 and Asn 298
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for WNT3A Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for WNT3A (WNT3A)
  • Abcam antibodies for Wnt3a

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for WNT3A Gene

Domains & Families for WNT3A Gene

Gene Families for WNT3A Gene

Protein Domains for WNT3A Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for WNT3A Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the Wnt family.
  • Belongs to the Wnt family.
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Function for WNT3A Gene

Molecular function for WNT3A Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane receptors. Wnt-3 and Wnt-3a play distinct roles in cell-cell signaling during morphogenesis of the developing neural tube.

LifeMap Function Summary for WNT3A Gene

During embryonic development, WNT3A as signaling molecule is secreted from the following cells
WNT3A as growth factor is involved in stem cell differentiation protocols towards the derivation of the following cells:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for WNT3A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0019904 protein domain specific binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with WNT3A: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for WNT3A Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for WNT3A Gene

MGI Knock Outs for WNT3A:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for WNT3A

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for WNT3A Gene

Localization for WNT3A Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT3A Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for WNT3A Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for WNT3A gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
golgi apparatus 5
plasma membrane 5
endoplasmic reticulum 4
endosome 4
cytoskeleton 2
nucleus 2
cytosol 1
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for WNT3A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IEA --
GO:0005788 endoplasmic reticulum lumen TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for WNT3A Gene

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Pathways by source for WNT3A Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for WNT3A Gene

Is activated by:
Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for WNT3A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001649 osteoblast differentiation IEA --
GO:0001701 in utero embryonic development IEA --
GO:0001756 somitogenesis IEA --
GO:0001934 positive regulation of protein phosphorylation IEA,IDA 20137080
GO:0001947 heart looping IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for WNT3A Gene

(1) Drugs for WNT3A Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(2) Additional Compounds for WNT3A Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for WNT3A Gene

mRNA/cDNA for WNT3A Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for WNT3A Gene

Wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 3A:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for WNT3A Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b

Relevant External Links for WNT3A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for WNT3A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for WNT3A Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for WNT3A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Lung (x14.1), Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x7.3), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x7.1), Prostate (x4.7), and Esophagus - Mucosa (x4.4).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for WNT3A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Placenta (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for WNT3A Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for WNT3A Gene Hs.336930

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for WNT3A Gene

Tissue specificity: Moderately expressed in placenta and at low levels in adult lung, spleen, and prostate.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for WNT3A Gene

- Elite partner

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Orthologs for WNT3A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for WNT3A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia WNT3A 35
  • 89 (n)
  • 96.79 (a)
WNT3A 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia WNT3A 35
  • 91.57 (n)
  • 95.73 (a)
WNT3A 36
  • 96 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Wnt3a 35
  • 87.5 (n)
  • 96.02 (a)
Wnt3a 16
Wnt3a 36
  • 96 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia WNT3A 35
  • 99.34 (n)
  • 99.43 (a)
WNT3A 36
  • 91 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Wnt3a 35
  • 85.6 (n)
  • 94.67 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia WNT3A 36
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia WNT3A 36
  • 90 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves WNT3A 35
  • 78.69 (n)
  • 87.78 (a)
WNT3A 36
  • 88 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia WNT3A 36
  • 89 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia wnt3a 35
  • 73.96 (n)
  • 84.66 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii wnt3a 35
  • 78.5 (n)
  • 85.47 (a)
wnt3a 36
  • 83 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Wnt2 37
  • 46 (a)
Wnt4 37
  • 32 (a)
Wnt5 37
  • 42 (a)
Wnt6 37
  • 45 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea cwn-1 37
  • 41 (a)
cwn-2 37
  • 40 (a)
egl-20 37
  • 36 (a)
lin-44 37
  • 31 (a)
mom-2 37
  • 31 (a)
cwn-1 36
  • 37 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 46 (a)
Species with no ortholog for WNT3A:
  • 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)
  • 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 WNT3A Gene

Gene Tree for WNT3A (if available)
Gene Tree for WNT3A (if available)

Paralogs for WNT3A Gene

Paralogs for WNT3A Gene

(17) SIMAP similar genes for WNT3A Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for WNT3A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for WNT3A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs708113 -- 228,005,052(-) ACCTC(A/T)CTGAA upstream-variant-2KB
rs708114 -- 228,009,795(-) GGCTG(C/T)TGGCC intron-variant
rs708115 -- 228,010,345(-) CCTGG(A/G)GAGGC intron-variant
rs708116 -- 228,010,495(-) GGAGG(G/T)TGTGG intron-variant
rs708117 -- 228,012,201(-) CCCTC(C/T)TCACA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for WNT3A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv32853 CNV Gain 17666407
nsv826908 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv516409 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv523935 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv832803 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv873252 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv826953 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv537n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv826964 CNV Gain 20364138

Variation tolerance for WNT3A Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 20.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.65; 13.89% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for WNT3A Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT3A Gene

Disorders for WNT3A Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for WNT3A Gene - From: Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis
  • idiopathic osteoporosis
craniodiaphyseal dysplasia
  • cdd
focal dermal hypoplasia
  • basal cell nevus syndrome
  • cortical hyperostosis with syndactyly
colorectal cancer
  • colorectal cancer, somatic
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search WNT3A in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for WNT3A

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with WNT3A: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for WNT3A Gene

Publications for WNT3A Gene

  1. Molecular cloning and characterization of WNT3a and WNT14 clustered in human chromosome 1q42 region. (PMID: 11414706) Saitoh T. … Katoh M. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2001) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Wingless (Wnt)-3A induces trophoblast migration and matrix metalloproteinase-2 secretion through canonical Wnt signaling and protein kinase B/AKT activation. (PMID: 19887570) Sonderegger S. … KnAPfler M. (Endocrinology 2010) 3 23
  3. Impaired preadipocyte differentiation in human abdominal obesity: role of Wnt, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and inflammation. (PMID: 19351711) Isakson P. … Smith U. (Diabetes 2009) 3 23
  4. Effects of Wnt3a on proliferation and differentiation of human epidermal stem cells. (PMID: 18242164) Jia L. … Duan E. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2008) 3 23
  5. Fibroblast growth factor signaling uses multiple mechanisms to inhibit Wnt-induced transcription in osteoblasts. (PMID: 18505824) Ambrosetti D. … Basilico C. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 2008) 3 23

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