Aliases for FZD7 Gene
External Ids for FZD7 Gene
Members of the 'frizzled' gene family encode 7-transmembrane domain proteins that are receptors for Wnt signaling proteins. The FZD7 protein contains an N-terminal signal sequence, 10 cysteine residues typical of the cysteine-rich extracellular domain of Fz family members, 7 putative transmembrane domains, and an intracellular C-terminal tail with a PDZ domain-binding motif. FZD7 gene expression may downregulate APC function and enhance beta-catenin-mediated signals in poorly differentiated human esophageal carcinomas. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FZD7 Gene
FZD7 (Frizzled Class Receptor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FZD7 include hepatocellular carcinoma and exudative vitreoretinopathy. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Proteoglycans in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and Wnt-protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is FZD10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FZD7 Gene
Receptor for Wnt proteins. Most of frizzled receptors are coupled to the beta-catenin canonical signaling pathway, which leads to the activation of disheveled proteins, inhibition of GSK-3 kinase, nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin and activation of Wnt target genes. A second signaling pathway involving PKC and calcium fluxes has been seen for some family members, but it is not yet clear if it represents a distinct pathway or if it can be integrated in the canonical pathway, as PKC seems to be required for Wnt-mediated inactivation of GSK-3 kinase. Both pathways seem to involve interactions with G-proteins. May be involved in transduction and intercellular transmission of polarity information during tissue morphogenesis and/or in differentiated tissues