Aliases for WDR4 Gene
External Ids for WDR4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WDR4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the WD repeat protein family. WD repeats are minimally conserved regions of approximately 40 amino acids typically bracketed by gly-his and trp-asp (GH-WD), which may facilitate formation of heterotrimeric or multiprotein complexes. Members of this family are involved in a variety of cellular processes, including cell cycle progression, signal transduction, apoptosis, and gene regulation. This gene is excluded as a candidate for a form of nonsyndromic deafness (DFNB10), but is still a candidate for other disorders mapped to 21q22.3 as well as for the development of Down syndrome phenotypes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for WDR4 Gene
WDR4 (WD Repeat Domain 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WDR4 include Galloway-Mowat Syndrome 6 and Microcephaly, Growth Deficiency, Seizures, And Brain Malformations. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and tRNA processing. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include tRNA (guanine-N7-)-methyltransferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for WDR4 Gene
Non-catalytic component of a methyltransferase complex required for the formation of N(7)-methylguanine in a subset of RNA species, such as tRNAs, mRNAs and microRNAs (miRNAs) (PubMed:12403464, PubMed:31031084, PubMed:31031083). In the methyltransferase complex, it is required to stabilize and induce conformational changes of the catalytic subunit (PubMed:12403464). Required for the formation of N(7)-methylguanine at position 46 (m7G46) in tRNA (PubMed:12403464, PubMed:31031084). Also required for the formation of N(7)-methylguanine at internal sites in a subset of mRNAs (PubMed:31031084). Also required for methylation of a specific subset of miRNAs, such as let-7 (PubMed:31031083). Independently of METTL1, also plays a role in genome stability: localizes at the DNA replication site and regulates endonucleolytic activities of FEN1 (PubMed:26751069).