Neucrin is a novel neural-specific secreted antagonist to canonical Wnt signaling.

@article{Miyake2009NeucrinIA,
  title={Neucrin is a novel neural-specific secreted antagonist to canonical Wnt signaling.},
  author={Ayumi Miyake and Yohsuke Takahashi and Hiroyuki Miwa and Akihiko Shimada and Morichika Konishi and Nobuyuki Itoh},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={390 3},
  pages={1051-5}
}
A gene encoding a novel secreted protein in mice and humans was identified, and named Neucrin. Mouse Neucrin consists of 343 amino acids with a cysteine-rich domain in its carboxyl terminal region. The positions of 10 cysteine residues in the cysteine-rich domain are similar to those of Dickkopfs (Dkks), secreted Wnt antagonists. However, whereas Dkks have two cysteine-rich domains, Neucrin has only one. Neucrin as well as Dkks bound to LDL receptor-related protein 6 and inhibited the… CONTINUE READING

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