Targeting the Wnt signaling pathway in colorectal cancer.
Kōbe, Japan. In Expert Opin Ther Targets, Nov 2015
TRAF2 and NCK-interacting protein kinase (TNIK) was identified as the most downstream regulator of Wnt signaling by two independent research groups, and several classes of small-molecule inhibitors targeting this protein kinase have been developed.
Organization of TNIK in dendritic spines.
Chapel Hill, United States. In J Comp Neurol, Oct 2015
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 2 (TRAF2)- and noncatalytic region of tyrosine kinase (NCK)-interacting kinase (TNIK) has been identified as an interactor in the psychiatric risk factor, Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1).
Rap2A links intestinal cell polarity to brush border formation.
Utrecht, Netherlands. In Nat Cell Biol, 2012
The subsequent recruitment of phospholipase D1 allows polarized accumulation of phosphatidic acid, which provides a local cue for successive signalling by the guanine nucleotide exchange factor PDZGEF, the small G protein Rap2A, its effector TNIK, the kinase MST4 and, ultimately, the actin-binding protein Ezrin.
DISC1-binding proteins in neural development, signalling and schizophrenia.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom. In Neuropharmacology, 2012
APP, Dixdc1, LIS1, NDE1, NDEL1), neural progenitor proliferation (GSK3β), neurosignalling (Girdin, GSK3β, PDE4) and synaptic function (Kal7, TNIK).
Identifying gene regulatory networks in schizophrenia.
Irvine, United States. In Neuroimage, 2010
Several of these genes (RSRC1, ARHGAP18, ROBO1-ROBO2, GPC1, TNIK, and CTXN3-SLC12A2) have functions related to progenitor cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation, cytoskeleton reorganization, axonal connectivity, and development of forebrain structures.