Wnt signaling and colon tumorigenesis--a view from the periphery
Publication Year 2011-11-15, Volume 317, Issue #19, Page 2748-58
Journal Title
Exp Cell Res
Publication Type
Journal Article
In this brief overview we discuss the association between Wnt signaling and colon cell biology and tumorigenesis. Our current understanding of the role of Apc in the beta-catenin destruction complex is compared with potential roles for Apc in cell adhesion and migration. The requirement for phosphorylation in the proteasomal-mediated degradation of beta-catenin is contrasted with roles for phospho-beta-catenin in the activation of transcription, cell adhesion and migration. The synergy between Myb and beta-catenin regulation of transcription in crypt stem cells during Wnt signaling is discussed. Finally, potential effects of growth factor regulatory systems, Apc or truncated-Apc on crypt morphogenesis, stem cell localization and crypt fission are considered.
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