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Aliases WNT7B
External IDs MGI: 98962 HomoloGene: 22531 GeneCards: WNT7B
Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (protein)


Location (UCSC) Chr 22: 45.92 – 45.98 Mb Chr 15: 85.54 – 85.58 Mb
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Protein Wnt-7b is a protein that in humans is encoded by the WNT7B gene.[3][4][5][6]

The WNT gene family consists of structurally related genes that encode secreted signaling proteins. These proteins have been implicated in oncogenesis and in several developmental processes, including regulation of cell fate and patterning during embryogenesis. This gene is a member of the WNT gene family. It encodes a protein showing 99% and 91% amino acid identity to the mouse and Xenopus Wnt7A proteins, respectively. Among members of the human WNT family, this protein is most similar to WNT7A protein (77.1% total amino acid identity). This gene may play important roles in the development and progression of gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer.[6]


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  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Huguet EL, McMahon JA, McMahon AP, Bicknell R, Harris AL (Jun 1994). "Differential expression of human Wnt genes 2, 3, 4, and 7B in human breast cell lines and normal and disease states of human breast tissue". Cancer Res. 54 (10): 2615–21. PMID 8168088. 
  4. ^ van Bokhoven H, Kissing J, Schepens M, van Beersum S, Simons A, Riegman P, McMahon JA, McMahon AP, Brunner HG (Sep 1997). "Assignment of WNT7B to human chromosome band 22q13 by in situ hybridization". Cytogenet Cell Genet. 77 (3–4): 288–9. doi:10.1159/000134600. PMID 9284940. 
  5. ^ Kirikoshi H, Sekihara H, Katoh M (Sep 2001). "Molecular cloning and characterization of human WNT7B". Int J Oncol. 19 (4): 779–83. doi:10.3892/ijo.19.4.779. PMID 11562755. 
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: WNT7B wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 7B". 

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