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Dishevelled specific domain
PBB Protein DVL1 image.jpg
Solution structure of the mouse Dvl-1 DEP domain based on the PDB: 1fsh​ coordinates.
Symbol Dishevelled
Pfam PF02377
InterPro IPR003351

Dishevelled (Dsh) is a family of proteins involved in canonical and non-canonical Wnt signalling pathways. Dsh is a cytoplasmic phosphoprotein that acts directly downstream of frizzled receptors.[1] It takes its name from its initial discovery in flies, where a mutation in the dishevelled gene was observed to cause improper orientation of body and wing hairs.[2]

Dishevelled plays important roles in both the embryo and the adult, ranging from cellular differentiation and cell polarity to social behavior.[2]


There are three human genes that encode for the dishevelled proteins:[3]

Overview of signal transduction pathways involved in apoptosis.


Alignment of dishevelled-specific domain[edit]

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  1. ^ Penton A, Wodarz A, Nusse R (June 2002). "A mutational analysis of dishevelled in Drosophila defines novel domains in the dishevelled protein as well as novel suppressing alleles of axin". Genetics. 161 (2): 747–62. PMC 1462152Freely accessible. PMID 12072470. 
  2. ^ a b Wallingford JB, Habas R (October 2005). "The developmental biology of Dishevelled: an enigmatic protein governing cell fate and cell polarity". Development. 132 (20): 4421–36. doi:10.1242/dev.02068. PMID 16192308. 
  3. ^ Lee YN, Gao Y, Wang HY (February 2008). "Differential mediation of the Wnt canonical pathway by mammalian Dishevelleds-1, -2, and -3". Cell. Signal. 20 (2): 443–52. doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2007.11.005. PMC 2233603Freely accessible. PMID 18093802. 

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