Receptor for Wnt proteins. Most of frizzled receptors are coupled to the beta-catenin canonical signaling pathway, which leads to the activation of disheveled proteins, inhibition of GSK-3 kinase, nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin and activation of Wnt target genes. A second signaling pathway involving PKC and calcium fluxes has been seen for some family members, but it is not yet clear if it represents a distinct pathway or if it can be integrated in the canonical pathway, as PKC seems to be required for Wnt-mediated inactivation of GSK-3 kinase. Both pathways seem to involve interactions with G-proteins. May be involved in transduction and intercellular transmission of polarity information during tissue morphogenesis and/or in differentiated tissues. Together with FZD3, is involved in the neural tube closure and plays a role in the regulation of the establishment of planar cell polarity (PCP), particularly in the orientation of asymmetric bundles of stereocilia on the apical faces of a subset of auditory and vestibular sensory cells located in the inner ear.
Detected in adult heart, brain, placenta, lung, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney, pancreas, thymus, prostate, testis, ovary, small intestine and colon. In the fetus, expressed in brain, lung, liver and kidney.
Involvement in disease
Nail disorder, non-syndromic congenital, 10
Rare non-synonymous variants in FZD6 may contribute to neural tube defects, congenital malformations of the central nervous system and adjacent structures related to defective neural tube closure during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor Fz/Smo family.
Contains 1 FZ (frizzled) domain.
Lys-Thr-X-X-X-Trp motif interacts with the PDZ doman of Dvl (Disheveled) family members and is involved in the activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway.
The FZ domain is involved in binding with Wnt ligands.
Ubiquitinated by ZNRF3, leading to its degradation by the proteasome.
Membrane. Cell membrane. Cell surface. Apical cell membrane. Cytoplasmic vesicle membrane. Colocalizes with FZD3 at the apical face of cells (By similarity).
Information by UniProt
- Frizzled 6 seven transmembrane spanning receptor antibody
- Frizzled drosophila homolog of 6 antibody
- Frizzled family receptor 6 antibody