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Event: 1755

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beta-catenin activation

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beta-catenin activation
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Cellular

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cell

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Organ term
organ

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Process Object Action
regulation of beta-catenin-TCF complex assembly beta-catenin-TCF complex occurrence

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Chronic ROS leading to human treatment-resistant gastric cancer KeyEvent Shihori Tanabe (send email) Open for comment. Do not cite EAGMST Under Review

Taxonomic Applicability

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Term Scientific Term Evidence Link
Homo sapiens Homo sapiens High NCBI

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Life stage Evidence
All life stages Moderate

Sex Applicability

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Term Evidence
Unspecific High

Key Event Description

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Upon the Wnt signaling activation, beta-catenin is stabilized and activated via inhibition of the phosphorylation by GSK3beta (Huang et al., 2019). Once the beta-catenin is stabilized, it translocates into the nucleus and enhances the expression of target genes of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway (Huang et al., 2019). Beta-catenin activation is related to cancer (Tanabe, 2014).

Dishevelled (DVL), a positive regulator of Wnt signaling, forms the complex with FZD and leads to trigger the Wnt signaling together with Wnt coreceptor low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-related protein 6 (LRP6) (Clevers & Nusse, 2012; Jiang, et al., 2015). DVL, however, has a controversial role to promote Wnt receptor degradation (Jiang et al., 2015). Meanwhile, DVL-dependent regulation of FZD level is involved in mTORC1 signaling suppression via Wnt/beta-catenin signaling (Zeng et al., 2018). The recruitment of Axin to the DVL-FZD complex induces the beta-catenin stabilization and activation. The stabilized beta-catenin translocates into the nucleus, which forms the complex with TCF to induce the up-regulated expression of proliferation-related genes.

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The beta-catenin level in nucleus is measured by immunoblotting with anti-beta-catenin antibody (Huang et al., 2019).

The beta-catenin nuclear translocation is measured by immunofluorescence assay (Huang et al., 2019).

Activity of beta-catenin is measured by Wnt/beta-catenin activity assay, in which the vector containing the firefly luciferase gene controlled by TCF/LEF binding sites is transfected in the cells (Naujok et al., 2014).

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Beta-catenin is stabilized and translocated into nucleus in Homo sapiens (Huang et al., 2019).

Beta-catenin is activated in Homo sapiens (Huang et al., 2019) (Naujok et al., 2014).

References

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Clevers, H., & Nusse, R. (2012). Wnt/beta-catenin signaling and disease. Cell, 149(6), 1192-1205. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.05.012

Huang, J. Q., Wei, F. K., Xu, X. L., Ye, S. X., Song, J. W., Ding, P. K., . . . Gong, L. Y. (2019). SOX9 drives the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in non-small-cell lung cancer through the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway. J Transl Med, 17(1), 143. doi:10.1186/s12967-019-1895-2

Jiang, X., Charlat, O., Zamponi, R., Yang, Y., & Cong, F. (2015). Dishevelled promotes Wnt receptor degradation through recruitment of ZNRF3/RNF43 E3 ubiquitin ligases. Mol Cell, 58(3), 522-533. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2015.03.015

Naujok, O., Lentes, J., Diekmann, U., Davenport, C., & Lenzen, S. (2014). Cytotoxicity and activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway in mouse embryonic stem cells treated with four GSK3 inhibitors. BMC Res Notes, 7, 273. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-273

Tanabe, S. (2014). Role of mesenchymal stem cells in cell life and their signaling. World journal of stem cells, 6(1), 24-32. doi:10.4252/wjsc.v6.i1.24

Zeng, H., Lu, B., Zamponi, R., Yang, Z., Wetzel, K., Loureiro, J., . . . Cong, F. (2018). mTORC1 signaling suppresses Wnt/beta-catenin signaling through DVL-dependent regulation of Wnt receptor FZD level. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(44), E10362-E10369. doi:10.1073/pnas.1808575115