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Spatial and temporal regulation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is essential for development of the retinal pigment epithelium

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    0334091 - UMG-J 2010 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Fujimura, Naoko - Taketo, M.M. - Mori, M. - Kořínek, Vladimír - Kozmik, Zbyněk
    Spatial and temporal regulation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is essential for development of the retinal pigment epithelium.
    Developmental Biology. Roč. 334, č. 1 (2009), s. 31-45 ISSN 0012-1606
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA204/08/1618; GA MŠk(CZ) 1M0520; GA MŠk 2B06077
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z50520514
    Klíčová slova: eye * Wnt * retina * pigment
    Kód oboru RIV: EB - Genetika a molekulární biologie
    Impakt faktor: 4.379, rok: 2009

    Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is highly active in the dorsal retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) during eye development. To study the role of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in the RPE development we used a conditional Cre/loxP system in mice to inactivate or ectopically activate Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in the RPE. Inactivation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling results in transdifferentiation of RPE to neural retina (NR) as documented by downregulation of RPE-specific markers Mitf and Otx2 and ectopic expression of NR-specific markers Chx10 and Rx, respectively. In contrast, ectopic activation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling results in the disruption of the RPE patterning, indicating that precise spatial and temporal regulation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is required for normal RPE development. Combined, our data suggest that Wnt/beta-catenin signaling plays an essential role in development of RPE by maintaining or inducing expression of Mitf and Otx2.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0178917