WNT9A

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WNT9A
Identifiers
Aliases WNT9A, WNT14, Wnt family member 9A
External IDs MGI: 2446084 HomoloGene: 20722 GeneCards: 7483
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_003395

NM_139298

RefSeq (protein)

NP_003386.1

NP_647459.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 1: 227.92 – 227.95 Mb Chr 11: 59.31 – 59.33 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Protein Wnt-9a (formerly Wnt14[1]) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the WNT9A gene.[2][3]

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 is expressed in gastric cancer cell lines. The protein encoded by this gene shows 75% amino acid identity to chicken Wnt14, which has been shown to play a central role in initiating synovial joint formation in the chick limb. This gene is clustered with another family member, WNT3A, in the chromosome 1q42 region.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Person AD, Garriock RJ, Krieg PA, Runyan RB, Klewer SE (2005). "Frzb modulates Wnt-9a-mediated beta-catenin signaling during avian atrioventricular cardiac cushion development". Developmental Biology 278 (1): 35–48. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2004.10.013. PMID 15649459. 
  2. ^ Bergstein I, Eisenberg LM, Bhalerao J, Jenkins NA, Copeland NG, Osborne MP, Bowcock AM, Brown AM (Mar 1998). "Isolation of two novel WNT genes, WNT14 and WNT15, one of which (WNT15) is closely linked to WNT3 on human chromosome 17q21". Genomics 46 (3): 450–8. doi:10.1006/geno.1997.5041. PMID 9441749. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: WNT9A wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 9A". 

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