Transcription under the control of nuclear Arm/beta-catenin

Curr Biol. 2006 May 23;16(10):R378-85. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.04.019.


The Wingless/Wnt pathway controls cell fates during animal development and regulates tissue homeostasis as well as stem cell number and differentiation in epithelia. Deregulation of Wnt signaling has been associated with cancer in humans. In the nucleus, the Wingless/Wnt signal is transmitted via the key effector protein Armadillo/beta-catenin. The recent identification and functional analysis of novel Armadillo/beta-catenin interaction partners provide new and exciting insights into the highly complex mechanism of Wingless/Wnt target gene activation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carcinoma / etiology
  • Cell Nucleus / metabolism
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / etiology
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Ligands
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transcription, Genetic
  • Transcriptional Activation
  • Wnt Proteins / physiology
  • beta Catenin / chemistry
  • beta Catenin / metabolism
  • beta Catenin / physiology*


  • Ligands
  • Wnt Proteins
  • beta Catenin