Gene: WT1 (Wilms tumor 1) Homo sapiens
Symbol: WT1
Name: Wilms tumor 1
Description: This gene encodes a transcription factor that contains four zinc-finger motifs at the C-terminus and a proline/glutamine-rich DNA-binding domain at the N-terminus. It has an essential role in the normal development of the urogenital system, and it is mutated in a small subset of patients with Wilms tumor. This gene exhibits complex tissue-specific and polymorphic imprinting pattern, with biallelic, and monoallelic expression from the maternal and paternal alleles in different tissues. Multiple transcript variants have been described. In several variants, there is evidence for the use of a non-AUG (CUG) translation initiation codon upstream of, and in-frame with the first AUG. Authors of PMID:7926762 also provide evidence that WT1 mRNA undergoes RNA editing in human and rat, and that this process is tissue-restricted and developmentally regulated. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2015]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: amino-terminal domain of EWS|last three zinc fingers of the DNA-binding domain of WT1; AWT1; EWS-WT1; GUD; NPHS4; OTTHUMP00000037553; OTTHUMP00000037554; OTTHUMP00000037555; OTTHUMP00000037556; OTTHUMP00000238018; WAGR; Wilms tumor protein; Wilms tumor protein isoform Ex4a(+); WIT-2; WT33
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Wt1 (Wilms tumor 1 homolog)  MGI  AGR
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Wt1 (Wilms tumor 1)  AGR
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Wt1 (Wilms tumor 1)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : WT1 (Wilms tumor 1)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : WT1 (Wilms tumor 1)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Wt1 (Wilms tumor 1)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh381132,387,775 - 32,435,535 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371132,408,789 - 32,457,104 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361132,365,901 - 32,413,663 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341132,365,896 - 32,413,653NCBI
Celera1132,556,060 - 32,603,819 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map11p13NCBI
HuRef1132,104,249 - 32,152,010 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11132,409,251 - 32,457,017 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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Nomenclature History
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 69122
Created: 2001-11-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2017-12-26
Status: ACTIVE