mig-14

Summary

Gene Symbol: mig-14
Description: Protein wntless homolog
Alias: Protein wntless homolog
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans

Top Publications

  1. Bartscherer K, Pelte N, Ingelfinger D, Boutros M. Secretion of Wnt ligands requires Evi, a conserved transmembrane protein. Cell. 2006;125:523-33 pubmed
    ..Our results show that Wg is retained by evi mutant cells and suggest that evi is the founding member of a gene family specifically required for Wg/Wnt secretion. ..
  2. Bei Y, Hogan J, Berkowitz L, Soto M, Rocheleau C, Pang K, et al. SRC-1 and Wnt signaling act together to specify endoderm and to control cleavage orientation in early C. elegans embryos. Dev Cell. 2002;3:113-25 pubmed
    ..Our findings suggest that Wnt and Src signaling function in parallel to control developmental outcomes within a single responding cell. ..
  3. Bänziger C, Soldini D, Schütt C, Zipperlen P, Hausmann G, Basler K. Wntless, a conserved membrane protein dedicated to the secretion of Wnt proteins from signaling cells. Cell. 2006;125:509-22 pubmed
  4. Silhankova M, Port F, Harterink M, Basler K, Korswagen H. Wnt signalling requires MTM-6 and MTM-9 myotubularin lipid-phosphatase function in Wnt-producing cells. EMBO J. 2010;29:4094-105 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that regulation of endosomal trafficking by the MTM-6/MTM-9 myotubularin complex is required for the retromer-dependent recycling of MIG-14/Wls and Wnt secretion. ..
  5. Harris J, Honigberg L, Robinson N, Kenyon C. Neuronal cell migration in C. elegans: regulation of Hox gene expression and cell position. Development. 1996;122:3117-31 pubmed
    ..The Q descendants do not migrate toward any obvious physical targets in wild-type or mutant animals. Therefore, these genes appear to be part of a system that positions the migrating Q descendants along the anteroposterior axis. ..
  6. Thorpe C, Schlesinger A, Carter J, Bowerman B. Wnt signaling polarizes an early C. elegans blastomere to distinguish endoderm from mesoderm. Cell. 1997;90:695-705 pubmed
    ..Defective mitotic spindle orientations in mom mutant embryos indicate that Wnt signaling influences cytoskeletal polarity in blastomeres throughout the early embryo. ..
  7. Eisenmann D, Kim S. Protruding vulva mutants identify novel loci and Wnt signaling factors that function during Caenorhabditis elegans vulva development. Genetics. 2000;156:1097-116 pubmed
    ..In addition, two of these genes, bar-1 and mom-3/mig-14, are known to function in processes regulated by Wnt signaling, suggesting that a Wnt signaling pathway is acting during vulval development. ..
  8. Gleason J, Korswagen H, Eisenmann D. Activation of Wnt signaling bypasses the requirement for RTK/Ras signaling during C. elegans vulval induction. Genes Dev. 2002;16:1281-90 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that hyperactivation of Wnt signaling is sufficient to cause VPCs to adopt induced fates and that a canonical Wnt pathway may play an important role during C. elegans vulval induction. ..
  9. Yang P, Lorenowicz M, Silhankova M, Coudreuse D, Betist M, Korswagen H. Wnt signaling requires retromer-dependent recycling of MIG-14/Wntless in Wnt-producing cells. Dev Cell. 2008;14:140-7 pubmed
    ..We propose that MIG-14/Wls cycles between the Golgi and the plasma membrane to mediate Wnt secretion. Regulation of this transport pathway may enable Wnt-producing cells to control the range of Wnt signaling in the tissue. ..

More Information

Publications12

  1. Zhu M, Wu G, Li Y, Stevens J, Fan C, Spang A, et al. Serum- and Glucocorticoid-Inducible Kinase-1 (SGK-1) Plays a Role in Membrane Trafficking in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0130778 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that SGK-1 function is required for lipid homeostasis and that it acts at different intracellular trafficking steps. ..
  2. Schlesinger A, Shelton C, Maloof J, Meneghini M, Bowerman B. Wnt pathway components orient a mitotic spindle in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo without requiring gene transcription in the responding cell. Genes Dev. 1999;13:2028-38 pubmed
    ..Orientation of the mitotic spindle does not require gene transcription in EMS, suggesting that Wnt signaling may directly target the cytoskeleton in a responding cell. ..
  3. Pan C, Baum P, Gu M, Jorgensen E, Clark S, Garriga G. C. elegans AP-2 and retromer control Wnt signaling by regulating mig-14/Wntless. Dev Cell. 2008;14:132-9 pubmed
    ..By contrast, MIG-14 accumulates in intracellular compartments in retromer mutants. Based on our observations, we propose that intracellular trafficking of MIG-14 by AP-2 and retromer plays an important role in Wnt secretion. ..