Aliases for WNT8A Gene
External Ids for WNT8A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WNT8A 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, and may be implicated in development of early embryos as well as germ cell tumors. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for WNT8A Gene
WNT8A (Wnt Family Member 8A) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Wnt Signaling Pathways: beta-Catenin-independent Wnt/PCP Signaling Pathways and Basal cell carcinoma. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and receptor agonist activity. An important paralog of this gene is WNT8B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT8A Gene
Ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane receptors. May play an important role in the development and differentiation of certain forebrain structures, notably the hippocampus.