WAC gene

WW domain containing adaptor with coiled-coil

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From NCBI Gene:

The protein encoded by this gene contains a WW domain, which is a protein module found in a wide range of signaling proteins. This domain mediates protein-protein interactions and binds proteins containing short linear peptide motifs that are proline-rich or contain at least one proline. This gene product shares 94% sequence identity with the WAC protein in mouse, however, its exact function is not known. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]

From UniProt:

Acts as a linker between gene transcription and histone H2B monoubiquitination at 'Lys-120' (H2BK120ub1) (PubMed:21329877). Interacts with the RNA polymerase II transcriptional machinery via its WW domain and with RNF20-RNF40 via its coiled coil region, thereby linking and regulating H2BK120ub1 and gene transcription (PubMed:21329877). Regulates the cell-cycle checkpoint activation in response to DNA damage (PubMed:21329877). Positive regulator of amino acid starvation-induced autophagy (PubMed:22354037). Also acts as a negative regulator of basal autophagy (PubMed:26812014). Positively regulates MTOR activity by promoting, in an energy-dependent manner, the assembly of the TTT complex composed of TELO2, TTI1 and TTI2 and the RUVBL complex composed of RUVBL1 and RUVBL2 into the TTT-RUVBL complex. This leads to the dimerization of the mTORC1 complex and its subsequent activation (PubMed:26812014). May negatively regulate the ubiquitin proteasome pathway (PubMed:21329877).

From NCBI Gene:

  • Desanto-shinawi syndrome

From UniProt:

Defects in WAC are the cause of a form of intellectual disability characterized by hypotonia, behavioral problems and distinctive facial dysmorphisms including a square-shaped face, deep set eyes, long palpebral fissures, and a broad mouth and chin.

DeSanto-Shinawi syndrome (DESSH): An autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by developmental delay, hypotonia, behavioral problems, eye abnormalities, constipation, feeding difficulties, seizures and sleep problems. Patients exhibit dysmorphic features, including broad/prominent forehead, synophrys and/or bushy eyebrows, depressed nasal bridge and bulbous nasal tip. Additional variable features are posteriorly rotated ears, hirsutism, deep-set eyes, thin upper lip, inverted nipples, hearing loss and branchial cleft anomalies. [MIM:616708]

Cytogenetic Location: 10p12.1, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 10 at position 12.1

Molecular Location: base pairs 28,532,426 to 28,623,112 on chromosome 10 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 10p12.1, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 10 at position 12.1
  • BM-016
  • DESSH
  • PRO1741
  • Wwp4