WD repeat containing planar cell polarity effector
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a cytoplasmic WD40 repeat protein. A similar gene in frogs encodes a planar cell polarity protein that plays a critical role in collective cell movement and ciliogenesis by mediating septin localization. Mutations in this gene are associated with Bardet-Biedl syndrome 15 and may also play a role in Meckel-Gruber syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2014]
Probable effector of the planar cell polarity signaling pathway which regulates the septin cytoskeleton in both ciliogenesis and collective cell movements. Together with FUZ and WDPCP proposed to function as core component of the CPLANE (ciliogenesis and planar polarity effectors) complex involved in the recruitment of peripheral IFT-A proteins to basal bodies.
From NCBI Gene:
- Bardet-Biedl syndrome 15
- Orstavik Lindemann Solberg syndrome
Mutations in WDPCP may act as modifiers of the phenotypic expression of Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Meckel syndrome by interacting in trans with primary BBS and MKS loci.
Bardet-Biedl syndrome 15 (BBS15): A syndrome characterized by usually severe pigmentary retinopathy, early-onset obesity, polydactyly, hypogenitalism, renal malformation and mental retardation. Secondary features include diabetes mellitus, hypertension and congenital heart disease. Bardet-Biedl syndrome inheritance is autosomal recessive, but three mutated alleles (two at one locus, and a third at a second locus) may be required for clinical manifestation of some forms of the disease. [MIM:615992]
Congenital heart defects, hamartomas of tongue, and polysyndactyly (CHDTHP): A disease characterized by a constellation of anomalies including tongue hamartomas, polysyndactyly, and congenital heart defects such as atrioventricular canal and coarctation of the aorta. [MIM:217085]