Aliases for FZD5 Gene
External Ids for FZD5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for FZD5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FZD5 Gene
Members of the 'frizzled' gene family encode 7-transmembrane domain proteins that are receptors for Wnt signaling proteins. The FZD5 protein is believed to be the receptor for the Wnt5A ligand. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FZD5 Gene
FZD5 (Frizzled Class Receptor 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FZD5 include Coloboma Of Optic Nerve and Coloboma Of Eyelid. Among its related pathways are Presynaptic function of Kainate receptors and Reelin Pathway (Cajal-Retzius cells). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is FZD8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FZD5 Gene
Receptor for Wnt proteins (PubMed:9054360, PubMed:10097073, PubMed:20530549). Can activate WNT2, WNT10B, WNT5A, but not WNT2B or WNT4 (in vitro); the in vivo situation may be different since not all of these are known to be coexpressed (By similarity). In neurons, activation of WNT7A promotes formation of synapses (PubMed:20530549). Functions in the canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway. The canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway leads to the activation of disheveled proteins, inhibition of GSK-3 kinase, nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin and activation of Wnt target genes (By similarity). 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 (Probable). Plays a role in yolk sac angiogenesis and in placental vascularization (By similarity).