The WNT gene family consists of structurally related genes which 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 which shows 94% and 80% amino acid identity to the mouse Wnt5b protein and the human WNT5A protein, respectively. Alternative splicing of this gene generates 2 transcript variants.
Protein Aliases: Protein Wnt-5a; Protein Wnt-5b; wingless-related MMTV integration site 5A; wingless-related MMTV integration site 5B; wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 5A; wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 5B; wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 5A; wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 5B; WNT-5A protein; WNT-5B protein
Gene Aliases: 8030457G12Rik; AW545702; hWNT5A; Wnt-5a; Wnt-5b; WNT5A; WNT5B
Molecular Function: signaling molecule