Human Wnt-7a/b Antibody Summary
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Wnt‑7a/b in Human endometrial Cancer Tissue. Wnt-7a/b was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human endometrial cancer tissue using 15 µg/mL Goat Anti-Human Wnt-7a/b Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF3008) overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained with the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Human Wnt-7a is one of about 19 vertebrate members of the Wingless-type MMTV integration site (Wnt) family of highly conserved cysteine-rich secreted glycoproteins important for normal developmental processes (1). Wnts bind to receptors of the Frizzled family in conjunction with low-density lipoprotein receptor‑related proteins (LRPs). Downstream effects of Wnt signaling occur through activation of one of three different intracellular pathways: the canonical Wnt pathway, Wnt/Ca2+ pathway, and planar cell polarity. The highly transforming Wnts, including Wnt-1, -3, -3a, -7a and -8 activate the canonical pathway, which regulates beta ‑catenin-mediated gene expression (1, 2). Human Wnt‑7a is a 48 kDa secreted glycoprotein containing 24 cysteine residues that is expressed by epithelial and epithelially-derived cells of the placenta, kidney, testis, uterus, fetal lung, and fetal and adult brain (3, 4). Palmitate modification of a cysteine residue has been shown for Wnt‑3a; this site is conserved on all Wnts and is Cys73 on Wnt‑7a (5). When modified, increased hydrophobicity and activity is expected. Human Wnt‑7a shows 97% aa identity with mouse, rat, and dog Wnt‑7a and 92% aa identity with chicken Wnt‑7a. During development, Wnt‑7a is expressed by the dorsal ectoderm and drives expression of homeodomain transcription factors that control effectors important in patterning and cell fates in adjacent mesenchyme (6-10). When Wnt‑7a is deleted, mice show disruption of dorsalization and anterior/posterior patterning during limb development and abnormalities in the reproductive tract (6-10). Wnt‑7a is frequently downregulated in leukemia and lung cancers, potentially affecting homeobox (HOX) gene expression, differentiation state and growth control (11, 12). Roles for Wnt‑7a have also been shown during formation of neural synapses, response of the uterus to estrogen and inflammatory cartilage destruction (10, 13, 14). Wnt-7b is a 46 kDa, secreted glycosylated protein that belongs to the Wnt family. Wnt proteins can be lipid-modified and are ligands for members of the frizzled family of receptors, which mediates cell-cell communication during development. Human Wnt-7b is synthesized as a 349 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a 318 aa mature region. The mature region contains 24 cysteines and three potential N-linked glycosylation sites. Wnt-7b is a ligand for members of the frizzled family of seven transmembrane
receptors. Probable developmental protein. May be a signaling molecule
which affects the development of discrete regions of tissues. Is likely
to signal over only few cell diameters. Mature human Wnt-7b shares 99% aa sequence identity with mature mouse and rat Wnt-7b. Wnt-7b also shares 80% aa sequence identity with Wnt-7a.
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Citations for Human Wnt-7a/b Antibody
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Reciprocal control of excitatory synapse numbers by Wnt and Wnt inhibitor PRR7 secreted on exosomes
Authors: SH Lee, SM Shin, P Zhong, HT Kim, DI Kim, JM Kim, W Do Heo, DW Kim, CY Yeo, CH Kim, QS Liu
Nat Commun, 2018;9(1):3434.
Sample Types: Exosomes
Applications: Western Blot
WINGLESS (WNT) signaling is a progesterone target for rat uterine stromal cell proliferation
Authors: Bruce F Kimler
J. Endocrinol., 2016;229(2):197-207.
Sample Types: Whole Tissue
CD82 inhibits canonical Wnt signalling by controlling the cellular distribution of beta-catenin in carcinoma cells.
Authors: Chigita S, Sugiura T, Abe M, Kobayashi Y, Shimoda M, Onoda M, Shirasuna K
Int J Oncol, 2012;41(6):2021-8.
Sample Types: Cell Lysates
Applications: Western Blot
Wnt signaling mediates experience-related regulation of synapse numbers and mossy fiber connectivities in the adult hippocampus.
Authors: Gogolla N, Galimberti I, Deguchi Y, Caroni P
Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
Applications: Western Blot
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