Aliases for WNT1 Gene
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Previous Symbols for WNT1 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 is very conserved in evolution, and the protein encoded by this gene is known to be 98% identical to the mouse Wnt1 protein at the amino acid level. The studies in mouse indicate that the Wnt1 protein functions in the induction of the mesencephalon and cerebellum. This gene was originally considered as a candidate gene for Joubert syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder with cerebellar hypoplasia as a leading feature. However, further studies suggested that the gene mutations might not have a significant role in Joubert syndrome. This gene is clustered with another family member, WNT10B, in the chromosome 12q13 region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for WNT1 Gene
WNT1 (Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family, Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WNT1 include idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta, type xv. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Proteoglycans in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription regulatory region DNA binding and protein domain specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is WNT5B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNT1 Gene
Ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane receptors. In some developmental processes, is also a ligand for the coreceptor RYK, thus triggering Wnt signaling. Probable developmental protein. May be a signaling molecule important in CNS development. Is likely to signal over only few cell diameters. Has a role in osteoblast function and bone development.