Aliases for WDR5 Gene
External Ids for WDR5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WDR5 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 protein contains 7 WD repeats. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for WDR5 Gene
WDR5 (WD Repeat Domain 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WDR5 include Kabuki Syndrome 1 and Kleefstra Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3 and Chromatin organization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include histone methyltransferase activity (H3-K4 specific) and histone acetyltransferase activity (H4-K8 specific). An important paralog of this gene is WDR5B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for WDR5 Gene
Contributes to histone modification (PubMed:19131338, PubMed:19556245, PubMed:19103755, PubMed:20018852, PubMed:16600877, PubMed:16829960). May position the N-terminus of histone H3 for efficient trimethylation at 'Lys-4' (PubMed:16829960). As part of the MLL1/MLL complex it is involved in methylation and dimethylation at 'Lys-4' of histone H3 (PubMed:19556245). H3 'Lys-4' methylation represents a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation (PubMed:18840606). As part of the NSL complex it may be involved in acetylation of nucleosomal histone H4 on several lysine residues (PubMed:19103755, PubMed:20018852). May regulate osteoblasts differentiation (By similarity). In association with RBBP5 and ASH2L, stimulates the histone methyltransferase activities of KMT2A, KMT2B, KMT2C, KMT2D, SETD1A and SETD1B (PubMed:21220120, PubMed:22266653).