Differentiation of Human Cardiac Atrial Appendage Stem Cells into Adult Cardiomyocytes: A Role for the Wnt Pathway?

36 views | Jul 23 2020

Leen Willems et al. indicated that Wnt signaling had limited effects on CASC clonogenicity, proliferation, and differentiation. [Read the Full Post]

Exosomal release of microRNA-454 by breast cancer cells sustains biological properties of cancer stem cells via the PRRT2/Wnt axis in ovarian cancer

28 views | Jul 23 2020

Ling Wang et al. discovered that C59 reversed the repressive role of exosomes in stemness of CSCs. When being evaluated in a mouse model, exosomal miR-454 led to an efficacious effect in suppressing the tumor weight and volume in vivo. [Read the Full Post]

LGR5 Controls Extracellular Matrix Production by Stem Cells in the Developing Intestine

75 views | Jun 14 2020

Valeria Fernandez Vallone et al. provided that Lgr5 antagonizes the Rspondin 2-Wnt-mediated response in ISCs in organoids, revealing a sophisticated regulatory process for Wnt signaling in ISCs. [Read the Full Post]

Generation of Liver Bipotential Organoids With a Small-Molecule Cocktail

97 views | Jun 05 2020

Xin Wang et al. demonstrated that Wnt/β-catenin, NMII-Rac, and PKA-ERK are core signaling pathways essential and sufficient for mouse liver progenitor expansion. [Read the Full Post]

CHIR-99021 Regulates Mitochondrial Remodelling via β-Catenin Signalling and miRNA Expression During Endodermal Differentiation

0 views | May 22 2020

Yuejiao Ma et al. demonstrated that CHIR-99021 played a role in mitochondrial structure and function remodelling via activation of the β-catenin signalling pathway and inhibited the expression of miRNAs during definitive endodermal differentiation. [Read the Full Post]

Raloxifene inhibits adipose tissue inflammation and adipogenesis through Wnt regulation in ovariectomized rats and 3 T3-L1 cells

139 views | Dec 10 2019

Shen HH et al. showed that distinct activation of canonical β-catenin on inhibition of adipogenesis and non-canonical SFRP5 on suppression of WAT inflammation may contribute to the beneficial effects of RAL. Therefore, this study provides a rationale for the therapeutic potential of RAL for postmenopausal obesity. [Read the Full Post]

ICG-001 suppresses growth of gastric cancer cells and reduces chemoresistance of cancer stem cell-like population

0 views | Nov 17 2019

Liu Y et al. suggested that ICG-001 suppresses GC cell line growth, metastasis and reduces its stem cell-like properties and chemoresistance, indicating that ICG-001 is a potentially useful small molecule therapeutic for GC. [Read the Full Post]

Treatment with XAV-939 prevents in vitro calcification of human valvular interstitial cells

165 views | Nov 10 2019

Dittfeld C et al. indicated that XAV-939 was therefore able to prevent calcification of human VIC cultures, and XAV-939 treatment was accompanied by upregulation of active non-phospho-β-catenin. Although XAV-939 does not downregulate active β-catenin, treatment with XAV-939 results in Sox9 upregulation that may prevent the calcification process. [Read the Full Post]

The novel inhibitor PRI-724 for Wnt/β-catenin/CBP signaling ameliorates bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice

469 views | Nov 10 2019

Okazaki H et al. suggested that the β-catenin/CBP inhibitor PRI-724 is a potent antifibrotic agent that acts by modulating the activity of macrophages in the lungs. [Read the Full Post]

Nuclear localization of β-catenin and expression of target genes are associated with increased Wnt secretion in oral dysplasia

471 views | Oct 27 2019

Reyes M et al. indicated that secretion of Wnt ligands is critical for β-catenin nuclear localization and expression of target genes in oral dysplasia. [Read the Full Post]