Lens regeneration from the cornea requires suppression of Wnt/β-catenin signaling.
Urbana, United States. In Exp Eye Res, Feb 2016
Numerous frizzled receptors (fzd1, fzd2, fzd3, fzd4, fzd6, fzd7, fzd8, and fzd10) and wnt ligands (wnt2b.a,
Wnt acylation and its functional implication in Wnt signalling regulation.
Stanford, United States. In Biochem Soc Trans, Apr 2015
Intriguingly, the crystal structure of XWnt8 in complex with the extracellular domain of the Frizzled 8 cysteine-rich domain (Fzd8-CRD) revealed that Wnts use the fatty acid as a 'hotspot' residue to engage its receptor, which is a unique mode of receptor-ligand recognition.
Fibronectin regulates Wnt7a signaling and satellite cell expansion.
Ottawa, Canada. In Cell Stem Cell, 2013
We found that Syndecan-4 (Sdc4) and Frizzled-7 (Fzd7) form a coreceptor complex in satellite cells and that binding of the ECM glycoprotein Fibronectin (FN) to Sdc4 stimulates the ability of Wnt7a to induce the symmetric expansion of satellite stem cells.