XB-FEAT-478209

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fzd4

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gene function and expression notes

source: Maja Gere and Tomas Pieler (University Gottingen, Germany), talk given at EAC , Rennes, July 30th, 2017.

hnf1b and fzd4 have been identified as RA-induced genes responsible for pancreas specification.

fzd4 is required for pancreas development, and likely negatively regulates wnt signalling to allow pancreas progenitor differentiation.

summary from NCBI

This gene is a member of the frizzled gene family. Members of this family encode seven-transmembrane domain proteins that are receptors for the Wingless type MMTV integration site family of signaling proteins. Most frizzled receptors are coupled to the beta-catenin canonical signaling pathway. This protein may play a role as a positive regulator of the Wingless type MMTV integration site signaling pathway. A transcript variant retaining intronic sequence and encoding a shorter isoform has been described, however, its expression is not supported by other experimental evidence. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]