In direct ELISAs and Western blots, less than 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) Wnt-1, rmWnt-3a, rmWnt-4, rmWnt-5a, rmWnt-5b, rmWnt-9a, rmWnt-11, and rmWnt-16 is observed.
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Wnt proteins constitute a family of secreted glycoproteins that activate signal transduction pathways to mediate tissue homeostasis, cell fate, cell proliferation, and self-renewal. The canonical signaling pathway is initiated upon Wnt binding to a Frizzled family receptor and an LRP5/LRP6 coreceptor, which leads to activation of the beta-catenin cascade. Non-canonical Wnt signals are activated by binding to a Frizzled family receptor and ROR2 coreceptor. Extensive research has shown that deregulation of these pathways or its components can lead to cancer. Human Wnt-1 is encoded as a 370 amino acid precursor that, upon secretion, is cleaved into a 343 amino acid (42 kDa) mature form. At the amino acid level, mature human Wnt-1 is approximately 99% identical to mature mouse Wnt-1. Depending on the tissue, Wnt-1 can activate the canonical and non-canonical signaling pathways. Studies have demonstrated its involvement in a variety of functions, including embryonic development and carcinogenesis. Wnt-1 signaling can also induce the phosphorylation and subsequent degradation of c-Myb.
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Protein Aliases: Protein Wnt-7a; Protein Wnt-7b; proto-oncogene Wnt7a protein; wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 7A; wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 7B; wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 7A; wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 7B
Gene Aliases: WNT7A; WNT7B
Molecular Function: intercellular signal molecule