Aliases for WAC Gene
External Ids for WAC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WAC Gene
The protein encoded by this gene contains a WW domain, which is a protein module found in a wide range of signaling proteins. This domain mediates protein-protein interactions and binds proteins containing short linear peptide motifs that are proline-rich or contain at least one proline. This gene product shares 94% sequence identity with the WAC protein in mouse, however, its exact function is not known. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]
GeneCards Summary for WAC Gene
WAC (WW Domain Containing Adaptor With Coiled-Coil) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WAC include Desanto-Shinawi Syndrome and Branchial Cleft Anomalies. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Protein ubiquitination. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and RNA polymerase II complex binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for WAC Gene
Acts as a linker between gene transcription and histone H2B monoubiquitination at 'Lys-120' (H2BK120ub1) (PubMed:21329877). Interacts with the RNA polymerase II transcriptional machinery via its WW domain and with RNF20-RNF40 via its coiled coil region, thereby linking and regulating H2BK120ub1 and gene transcription (PubMed:21329877). Regulates the cell-cycle checkpoint activation in response to DNA damage (PubMed:21329877). Positive regulator of amino acid starvation-induced autophagy (PubMed:22354037). Also acts as a negative regulator of basal autophagy (PubMed:26812014). Positively regulates MTOR activity by promoting, in an energy-dependent manner, the assembly of the TTT complex composed of TELO2, TTI1 and TTI2 and the RUVBL complex composed of RUVBL1 and RUVBL2 into the TTT-RUVBL complex. This leads to the dimerization of the mTORC1 complex and its subsequent activation (PubMed:26812014). May negatively regulate the ubiquitin proteasome pathway (PubMed:21329877).