Wnt5A is a secreted protein found in the extracellular region that belongs to the Wnt family. It is a proto-oncogene that functions in modulating cell fate and behavior during vertebrate development and has an important role in Wnt signaling pathway. It is a glycoprotein that plays an important role in cell communication and development. Wnt5A acts as a ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane receptors. It is suspected that Wnt5A is a developmental protein. Wnt5A is a signaling molecule which affects the development of discrete regions of tissues and is likely to signal over only few cell diameters.
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Protein Aliases: hWNT5A; Protein Wnt 5a; 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; WNT5A; WNT5A B; WNT5A/B; WNT5B
Gene Aliases: 8030457G12Rik; AW545702; hWNT5A; Wnt-5a; Wnt-5b; WNT5A; WNT5B
Molecular Function: signaling molecule