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Aliases for WNT8B Gene

Aliases for WNT8B Gene

  • Wnt Family Member 8B 2 3
  • Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family, Member 8B 2
  • Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family Member 8B 5

External Ids for WNT8B Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WNT8B Gene

  • GC10P101116
  • GC10P101456
  • GC10P102354
  • GC10P101887
  • GC10P102212
  • GC10P095851

Summaries for WNT8B Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for WNT8B 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 95%, 86% and 71% amino acid identity to the mouse, zebrafish and Xenopus Wnt8B proteins, respectively. The expression patterns of the human and mouse genes appear identical and are restricted to the developing brain. The chromosomal location of this gene to 10q24 suggests it as a candidate gene for partial epilepsy. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for WNT8B Gene

WNT8B (Wnt Family Member 8B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are HTLV-I infection and Presynaptic function of Kainate receptors. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and frizzled binding. An important paralog of this gene is WNT8A.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT8B 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.

Gene Wiki entry for WNT8B Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for WNT8B Gene

Genomics for WNT8B Gene

Regulatory Elements for WNT8B Gene

Enhancers for WNT8B 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 WNT8B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for WNT8B Gene

100,463,041 bp from pter
100,483,744 bp from pter
20,704 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for WNT8B Gene

Genes around WNT8B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
WNT8B Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for WNT8B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for WNT8B Gene

Proteins for WNT8B Gene

  • Protein details for WNT8B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Wnt-8b
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O00771
    • Q5VX55
    • Q8WYK9

    Protein attributes for WNT8B Gene

    351 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    38721 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for WNT8B Gene

Proteomics data for WNT8B Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for WNT8B Gene

  • Palmitoleylation is required for efficient binding to frizzled receptors (By similarity). Depalmitoleylation leads to Wnt signaling pathway inhibition (By similarity).
  • Proteolytic processing by TIKI1 and TIKI2 promotes oxidation and formation of large disulfide-bond oligomers, leading to inactivation of WNT8B.
  • Glycosylation at Asn 103 and Asn 259

Other Protein References for WNT8B Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for WNT8B Gene

Domains & Families for WNT8B Gene

Gene Families for WNT8B Gene

Protein Domains for WNT8B Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for WNT8B Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the Wnt family.
  • Belongs to the Wnt family.
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Function for WNT8B Gene

Molecular function for WNT8B Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
wingless-type MMTV integration site 8B,member of the WNT family encoding intercellular signaling molecules,expressed in the developing forebrain,Drosophila wingless (Wg) segment polarity gene homolog,modulating cell fate and cell behavior during vertebrate development
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
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.

Phenotypes for WNT8B Gene

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Animal Models for WNT8B Gene

MGI Knock Outs for WNT8B:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for WNT8B

miRNA for WNT8B Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target WNT8B

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for WNT8B Gene

Localization for WNT8B Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT8B Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for WNT8B Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for WNT8B gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 3
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for WNT8B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA,TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for WNT8B Gene

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Interacting Proteins for WNT8B Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for WNT8B Gene


Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for WNT8B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 9536085
GO:0007275 multicellular organism development IEA --
GO:0007399 nervous system development TAS 9536085
GO:0016055 Wnt signaling pathway IEA,TAS --
GO:0030182 neuron differentiation ISS --
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Drugs & Compounds for WNT8B Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for WNT8B Gene

mRNA/cDNA for WNT8B Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for WNT8B Gene

Wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 8B:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for WNT8B Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for WNT8B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for WNT8B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for WNT8B Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for WNT8B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x8.3) and Kidney - Cortex (x4.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for WNT8B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Plasma (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for WNT8B Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for WNT8B Gene Hs.421281

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for WNT8B Gene

Tissue specificity: Expression is restricted to the brain, and more specifically to the forebrain.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for WNT8B Gene

Primer Products

Orthologs for WNT8B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for WNT8B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia WNT8B 35
  • 93.69 (n)
  • 99.38 (a)
WNT8B 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia WNT8B 35
  • 93.56 (n)
  • 100 (a)
WNT8B 36
  • 97 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Wnt8b 35
  • 89.08 (n)
  • 96.55 (a)
Wnt8b 16
Wnt8b 36
  • 91 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia WNT8B 35
  • 99.72 (n)
  • 99.72 (a)
WNT8B 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Wnt8b 35
  • 91.1 (n)
  • 98.45 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia WNT8B 36
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia WNT8B 36
  • 91 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves WNT8B 35
  • 79.71 (n)
  • 88 (a)
WNT8B 36
  • 85 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia WNT8B 36
  • 85 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia wnt8b 35
  • 72.38 (n)
  • 84.29 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xwnt-8b 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii wnt8b 35
  • 75.17 (n)
  • 82.9 (a)
wnt8b 36
  • 80 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta wntD 36
  • 26 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea lin-44 36
  • 25 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 31 (a)
-- 36
  • 29 (a)
Species with no ortholog for WNT8B:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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 WNT8B Gene

Gene Tree for WNT8B (if available)
Gene Tree for WNT8B (if available)

Paralogs for WNT8B Gene

Paralogs for WNT8B Gene

(16) SIMAP similar genes for WNT8B Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for WNT8B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for WNT8B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs3793771 - 100,463,200(-) AAAGA(C/G)AGATG reference, missense
VAR_036288 A colorectal cancer sample
rs1539089 -- 100,461,667(-) GCATC(C/T)GCATC upstream-variant-2KB
rs3793772 -- 100,463,068(-) TTCTC(A/G)AAGCC utr-variant-5-prime
rs763511 -- 100,483,940(+) AGGTA(C/T)TGCAC downstream-variant-500B

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for WNT8B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
essv24916 CNV CNV 17122850
nsv831962 CNV Gain 17160897
dgv811n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv318e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv8723 CNV Gain 18304495
nsv831963 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv818783 CNV Gain 17921354
esv34217 CNV Gain 17911159
nsv895957 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv819434 CNV Loss 19587683

Variation tolerance for WNT8B Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 35.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.95; 79.84% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for WNT8B Gene

Disorders for WNT8B Gene

Relevant External Links for WNT8B

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for WNT8B Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for WNT8B Gene

Publications for WNT8B Gene

  1. Isolation and characterization of WNT8B, a novel human Wnt gene that maps to 10q24. (PMID: 8661156) Lako M. … Lindsay S. (Genomics 1996) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Up-regulation of WNT8B mRNA in human gastric cancer. (PMID: 11788899) Saitoh T. … Katoh M. (Int. J. Oncol. 2002) 3 23
  3. A novel mammalian Wnt gene, WNT8B, shows brain-restricted expression in early development, with sharply delimited expression boundaries in the developing forebrain. (PMID: 9536085) Lako M. … Strachan T. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 1998) 3 23
  4. Genome-wide association study identifies novel loci associated with concentrations of four plasma phospholipid fatty acids in the de novo lipogenesis pathway: results from the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium. (PMID: 23362303) Wu J.H. … Mozaffarian D. (Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2013) 3
  5. [Mutation and expression of WNT8b gene and SHH gene in Hirschsprung disease]. (PMID: 20972907) Gao H. … Wang W.L. (Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2010) 3

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