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The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is important for tumor initiation and progression. The low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-6 (LRP6) is an essential Wnt co-receptor for Wnt/β-catenin signaling and represents a promising anticancer target. Recently, the antihelminthic drug, niclosamide was found to inhibit Wnt/β-catenin signaling, although(More)
Silibinin is a natural compound isolated from milk thistle seed extracts, and has traditionally been used as a hepatoprotectant. A number of studies have also established the cancer therapeutic and chemopreventive role of silibinin in both in vitro and in vivo models. The low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-6 (LRP6) is an essential Wnt(More)
Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling can result in up-regulation of mTORC1 signaling in cancer cells. The low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-6 (LRP6) is an essential Wnt co-receptor for Wnt/β-catenin signaling. We found that rottlerin, a natural plant polyphenol, suppressed LRP6 expression and phosphorylation, and inhibited Wnt/β-catenin(More)
While Mesd was discovered as a specialized molecular endoplasmic reticulum chaperone for the Wnt co-receptors LRP5 and LRP6, recombinant Mesd protein is able to bind to mature LRP5 and LRP6 on the cell surface and acts as a universal antagonist of LRP5/6 modulators. In our previous study, we found that the C-terminal region of Mesd, which is absent in(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperoxia-induced neonatal lung injury is associated with activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related proteins 5 and 6 (LRP5/6) are Wnt coreceptors that bind to Wnt ligands and mediate canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling. We hypothesized that inhibition of LRP5/6 by their universal inhibitor, Mesd, would(More)
Mesd is a specialized chaperone for Wnt co-receptor low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-5 (LRP5) and LRP6, which contain four β-propeller/epidermal growth factor modules, named E1 to E4 from N- to C-terminal, in their extracellular domains. Herein, we demonstrated that recombinant Mesd protein is a general Wnt inhibitor that blocks(More)
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