Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

WD repeat containing planar cell polarity effector

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. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011]

Genetests:

Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Bardet-Biedl syndrome 15
WDPCP

References:

1.

Kim SK et. al. (2010) Planar cell polarity acts through septins to control collective cell movement and ciliogenesis.

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Collier S et al. (2005) The WD40 repeat protein fritz links cytoskeletal planar polarity to frizzled subcellular localization in the Drosophila epidermis.

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Update: Sept. 26, 2018