Family

Wings apart-like protein (IPR022771)

Short name: WAPL_prot

Family relationships

None.

Description

This entry contains sequences expressed in eukaryotic organisms (metazoa, fungi, plants) bearing high similarity to the WAPL conserved region of D. melanogaster wings apart-like protein. This protein is involved in the regulation of heterochromatin structure [PMID: 10747063]. hWAPL (Q7Z5K2), the human homologue, is found to play a role in the development of cervical carcinogenesis, and is thought to have similar functions to Drosophila wapl protein [PMID: 15150110]. Malfunction of the hWAPL pathway is thought to activate an apoptotic pathway that consequently leads to cell death [PMID: 15150110].

This entry includes proteins from metazoa, fungi and plants.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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