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Positive Samples: Mouse kidney; Cellular Location: extracellular matrix, extracellular space
Immunogen sequence: KEKQGQYHRD EGWKWG
Wnt-7a belongs to the Wnt family of signaling proteins that play a key role in maintaining the integrity of embryonic and adult tissues. It is expressed in placenta, kidney, testis, uterus, fetal lung, and fetal and adult brain. Most Wnt proteins can signal though a mechanism called the canonical Wnt pathway, in which Wnt proteins bind to and activate seven-pass transmembrane receptors of the Frizzled family, ultimately leading to the disruption of ß-catenin degradation. Intracellular accumulation of ß-catenin increases translocation of the protein into the nucleus, where it binds to TCF/LEF transcription factors to induce the expression of numerous genes. Increased Wnt/ß-catenin signaling is associated with tumorigenesis in a diverse set of human cancers. However, Wnt-7a/Frizzled-9 signaling has been shown to act as a tumor suppressor in non-small cell lung cancers.
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Protein Aliases: postaxial hemimelia; Protein Wnt-7a; proto-oncogene Wnt7a protein; wingless-related MMTV integration site 7A; wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 7A; wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 7A
Gene Aliases: AI849442; px; tw; Wnt-7a; WNT7A
Molecular Function: intercellular signal molecule