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Aliases DAAM1
External IDs MGI: 1914596 HomoloGene: 36635 GeneCards: DAAM1
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 14: 59.19 – 59.37 Mb Chr 12: 71.83 – 71.99 Mb
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Disheveled-associated activator of morphogenesis 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DAAM1 gene.[3][4][5] Evidence of alternative splicing has been observed for this gene but the full-length nature of these variants has not been determined.


Cell motility, adhesion, and cytokinesis, and other functions of the cell cortex are mediated by the reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton and recent evidence suggests a role for formin homology (FH) proteins in these processes. The protein encoded by this gene contains FH domains and belongs to a novel FH protein subfamily implicated in cell polarity. Wnt/Fz signaling activates the small GTPase Rho, a key regulator of cytoskeleton architecture, to control cell polarity and movement during development. Activation requires Dvl-Rho complex formation, an assembly mediated by this gene product, which is thought to function as a scaffolding protein.[5]

Clinical significance[edit]

The deletion of a single copy of this gene has been associated with congenital heart defects.[6]


  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Habas R, Kato Y, He X (Jan 2002). "Wnt/Frizzled activation of Rho regulates vertebrate gastrulation and requires a novel Formin homology protein Daam1". Cell. 107 (7): 843–54. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00614-6. PMID 11779461. 
  4. ^ Liu W, Sato A, Khadka D, Bharti R, Diaz H, Runnels LW, Habas R (Jan 2008). "Mechanism of activation of the Formin protein Daam1". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105 (1): 210–5. doi:10.1073/pnas.0707277105. PMC 2224188Freely accessible. PMID 18162551. 
  5. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: DAAM1 dishevelled associated activator of morphogenesis 1". 
  6. ^ Bao B, Zhang L, Hu H, Yin S, Liang Z (August 2012). "Deletion of a single-copy DAAM1 gene in congenital heart defect: a case report". BMC Med. Genet. 13 (1): 63. doi:10.1186/1471-2350-13-63. PMC 3482563Freely accessible. PMID 22857009. 

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