Aliases for WDR1 Gene
External Ids for WDR1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WDR1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein containing 9 WD repeats. WD repeats are approximately 30- to 40-amino acid domains containing several conserved residues, mostly including a trp-asp at the C-terminal end. WD domains are involved in protein-protein interactions. The encoded protein may help induce the disassembly of actin filaments. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for WDR1 Gene
WDR1 (WD Repeat Domain 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+ and Hypertrophy Model. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include actin binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for WDR1 Gene
Induces disassembly of actin filaments in conjunction with ADF/cofilin family proteins (PubMed:15629458). Enhances cofilin-mediated actin severing (By similarity). Involved in cytokinesis. Involved in chemotactic cell migration by restricting lamellipodial membrane protrusions (PubMed:18494608). Involved in myocardium sarcomere organization. Required for cardiomyocyte growth and maintenance (By similarity). Involved in megakaryocyte maturation and platelet shedding. Required for the establishment of planar cell polarity (PCP) during follicular epithelium development and for cell shape changes during PCP; the function seems to implicate cooperation with CFL1 and/or DSTN/ADF. Involved in the generation/maintenance of cortical tension (By similarity). Involved in assembly and maintenance of epithelial apical cell junctions and plays a role in the organization of the perijunctional actomyosin belt (PubMed:25792565).