Aliases for WTAP Gene
External Ids for WTAP Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WTAP Gene
The Wilms tumor suppressor gene WT1 appears to play a role in both transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of certain cellular genes. This gene encodes a WT1-associating protein, which is a ubiquitously expressed nuclear protein. Like WT1 protein, this protein is localized throughout the nucleoplasm as well as in speckles and partially colocalizes with splicing factors. Alternative splicing of this gene results in several transcript variants encoding three different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]
GeneCards Summary for WTAP Gene
WTAP (WT1 Associated Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WTAP include Wilms Tumor 1 and Wilms Tumor 5. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for WTAP Gene
Associated component of the WMM complex, a complex that mediates N6-methyladenosine (m6A) methylation of RNAs, a modification that plays a role in the efficiency of mRNA splicing and RNA processing (PubMed:29507755). Required for accumulation of METTL3 and METTL14 to nuclear speckle (PubMed:24316715, PubMed:24407421, PubMed:24981863). Acts as a mRNA splicing regulator (PubMed:12444081). Regulates G2/M cell-cycle transition by binding to the 3' UTR of CCNA2, which enhances its stability (PubMed:17088532). Impairs WT1 DNA-binding ability and inhibits expression of WT1 target genes (PubMed:17095724).