Wnt/LRP6 signaling is best known for the β-catenin-dependent regulation of target genes. However, pathway branches have recently emerged, including Wnt/STOP signaling, which act independently of β-catenin and transcription. We review here the molecular mechanisms underlying β-catenin-independent Wnt/LRP6 signaling cascades and their implications for cell biology, development, and physiology.
Keywords: GSK3; Wnt/STOP; mitosis; post-transcriptional Wnt signaling; proteolysis; β-catenin.
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