Gene Symbol: Wnt2b
Description: Wnt family member 2B
Alias: protein Wnt-2b, wingless related MMTV integration site 2b, wingless-type MMTV integration site 2B, wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 2B
Species: rat
Products:     Wnt2b

Top Publications

  1. Goss A, Tian Y, Tsukiyama T, Cohen E, Zhou D, Lu M, et al. Wnt2/2b and beta-catenin signaling are necessary and sufficient to specify lung progenitors in the foregut. Dev Cell. 2009;17:290-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these data reveal that canonical Wnt2/2b signaling is required for the specification of lung endoderm progenitors in the developing foregut...
  2. Ricken A, Lochhead P, Kontogiannea M, Farookhi R. Wnt signaling in the ovary: identification and compartmentalized expression of wnt-2, wnt-2b, and frizzled-4 mRNAs. Endocrinology. 2002;143:2741-9 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, because wnts have been implicated in the oncogenic transformation of epithelial cells, our results raise the possibility that aberrant wnt expression may be involved in ovarian tumorigenesis in humans. ..
  3. Yates K. Demineralized bone alters expression of Wnt network components during chondroinduction of post-natal fibroblasts. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2004;12:497-505 pubmed
    ..Expression of 15 wnt, fzd, and sfrp family members was detected in hDFs by RT-PCR. A subset of those genes (wnt2b, wnt5b, wnt10b, fzd6, fzd7) showed altered expression in hDFs exposed to DBP for 3 days...
  4. Katoh M, Kirikoshi H, Terasaki H, Shiokawa K. WNT2B2 mRNA, up-regulated in primary gastric cancer, is a positive regulator of the WNT- beta-catenin-TCF signaling pathway. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001;289:1093-8 pubmed
    ..We have previously cloned and characterized WNT2B/WNT13 gene on human chromosome 1p13, which is homologous to proto-oncogene WNT2 on human chromosome 7q31...
  5. Abu Khalil A, Fu L, Grove E, Zecevic N, Geschwind D. Wnt genes define distinct boundaries in the developing human brain: implications for human forebrain patterning. J Comp Neurol. 2004;474:276-88 pubmed
    ..We examined the expression of WNT2b and WNT7b in the human brain, because these genes have highly distinctive expression patterns in the embryonic ..
  6. van Amerongen R, Mikels A, Nusse R. Alternative wnt signaling is initiated by distinct receptors. Sci Signal. 2008;1:re9 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we discuss basic principles of signal transduction initiated at the cell membrane, with the Wnt pathway, which harbors a multitude of ligands and receptors, as an example. ..
  7. van den Berg D, Sharma A, Bruno E, Hoffman R. Role of members of the Wnt gene family in human hematopoiesis. Blood. 1998;92:3189-202 pubmed
    ..These data indicate that the gene products of the Wnt family function as hematopoietic growth factors, and that they may exhibit higher specificity for earlier progenitor cells. ..
  8. Lin Y, Liu A, Zhang S, Ruusunen T, Kreidberg J, Peltoketo H, et al. Induction of ureter branching as a response to Wnt-2b signaling during early kidney organogenesis. Dev Dyn. 2001;222:26-39 pubmed
    ..In addition, Wnt signals in the kidney differ qualitatively and are specific to either the epithelial ureteric bud or the kidney mesenchyme. ..
  9. Fritsch M, Schneider D, Schuster A, Murdoch F, Perlman E. Activation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in distinct histologic subtypes of human germ cell tumors. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2006;9:115-31 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that activation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling plays an important role in the pathogenesis of 2 histologic subtypes of human GCTs. ..