Gene Symbol: Wnt5a
Description: Wnt family member 5A
Alias: protein Wnt-5a, Wnt-5a protein, wingless-related MMTV integration site 5A, wingless-type MMTV integration site 5A, wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 5A
Species: rat
Products:     Wnt5a

Top Publications

  1. O Connell M, Fiori J, Baugher K, Indig F, French A, Camilli T, et al. Wnt5A activates the calpain-mediated cleavage of filamin A. J Invest Dermatol. 2009;129:1782-9 pubmed publisher
    We have previously shown that Wnt5A and ROR2, an orphan tyrosine kinase receptor, interact to mediate melanoma cell motility. In other cell types, this can occur through the interaction of ROR2 with the cytoskeletal protein filamin A...
  2. Weeraratna A, Jiang Y, Hostetter G, Rosenblatt K, Duray P, Bittner M, et al. Wnt5a signaling directly affects cell motility and invasion of metastatic melanoma. Cancer Cell. 2002;1:279-88 pubmed
    ..The gene WNT5A best determined in vitro invasive behavior...
  3. Schulte G, Bryja V, Rawal N, Castelo Branco G, Sousa K, Arenas E. Purified Wnt-5a increases differentiation of midbrain dopaminergic cells and dishevelled phosphorylation. J Neurochem. 2005;92:1550-3 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, we identify dishevelled as a key player in transducing both Wnt canonical and non-canonical signals in dopaminergic cells. ..
  4. Castelo Branco G, Sousa K, Bryja V, Pinto L, Wagner J, Arenas E. Ventral midbrain glia express region-specific transcription factors and regulate dopaminergic neurogenesis through Wnt-5a secretion. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006;31:251-62 pubmed
    ..Thus, our results identify Wnt-5a as an important component of the dopaminergic inductive activity of the ventral midbrain glia. ..
  5. Katayama S, Ashizawa K, Fukuhara T, Hiroyasu M, Tsuzuki Y, Tatemoto H, et al. Differential expression patterns of Wnt and beta-catenin/TCF target genes in the uterus of immature female rats exposed to 17alpha-ethynyl estradiol. Toxicol Sci. 2006;91:419-30 pubmed
    ..Although the time courses of Wnt4, Wnt5a, and Wnt7a mRNA status varied until 12 h after EE administration, all of them were simultaneously downregulated at ..
  6. Blumenthal A, Ehlers S, Lauber J, Buer J, Lange C, Goldmann T, et al. The Wingless homolog WNT5A and its receptor Frizzled-5 regulate inflammatory responses of human mononuclear cells induced by microbial stimulation. Blood. 2006;108:965-73 pubmed
    Microarray--assisted gene--expression screens of human macrophages revealed WNT5A, a homolog of Wingless, a key regulator of Drosophila melanogaster embryonic segmentation and patterning, to be consistently up-regulated following ..
  7. Castelo Branco G, Wagner J, Rodriguez F, Kele J, Sousa K, Rawal N, et al. Differential regulation of midbrain dopaminergic neuron development by Wnt-1, Wnt-3a, and Wnt-5a. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:12747-52 pubmed
    ..These findings indicate that Wnts are key regulators of proliferation and differentiation of DA precursors during VM neurogenesis and that different Wnts have specific and unique activity profiles. ..
  8. Masckauchan T, Agalliu D, Vorontchikhina M, Ahn A, Parmalee N, Li C, et al. Wnt5a signaling induces proliferation and survival of endothelial cells in vitro and expression of MMP-1 and Tie-2. Mol Biol Cell. 2006;17:5163-72 pubmed
    Wnts are lipid-modified secreted glycoproteins that regulate diverse biological processes. We report that Wnt5a, which functions in noncanonical Wnt signaling, has activity on endothelial cells...
  9. He X, Saint Jeannet J, Wang Y, Nathans J, Dawid I, Varmus H. A member of the Frizzled protein family mediating axis induction by Wnt-5A. Science. 1997;275:1652-4 pubmed
    ..Wnt-5A/hFz5 signaling was antagonized by glycogen synthase kinase-3 and by the amino-terminal ectodomain of hFz5. These results identify hFz5 as a receptor for Wnt-5A. ..

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  1. Takada R, Hijikata H, Kondoh H, Takada S. Analysis of combinatorial effects of Wnts and Frizzleds on beta-catenin/armadillo stabilization and Dishevelled phosphorylation. Genes Cells. 2005;10:919-28 pubmed
  2. Keeble T, Halford M, Seaman C, Kee N, Macheda M, Anderson R, et al. The Wnt receptor Ryk is required for Wnt5a-mediated axon guidance on the contralateral side of the corpus callosum. J Neurosci. 2006;26:5840-8 pubmed
    ..Therefore, Ryk(-/-) mice display a novel callosal guidance phenotype. We also show that Wnt5a acts as a chemorepulsive ligand for Ryk, driving callosal axons toward the contralateral hemisphere after crossing ..
  3. Yamamoto H, Yoo S, Nishita M, Kikuchi A, Minami Y. Wnt5a modulates glycogen synthase kinase 3 to induce phosphorylation of receptor tyrosine kinase Ror2. Genes Cells. 2007;12:1215-23 pubmed
    The receptor tyrosine kinase Ror2 plays important roles in mediating non-canonical Wnt5a signaling by activating the Wnt-JNK pathway and inhibiting the beta-catenin-TCF pathway...
  4. Cerpa W, Godoy J, Alfaro I, Farías G, Metcalfe M, Fuentealba R, et al. Wnt-7a modulates the synaptic vesicle cycle and synaptic transmission in hippocampal neurons. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:5918-27 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that the presynaptic function of rat hippocampal neurons is modulated by the canonical Wnt signaling. ..
  5. Vuga L, Ben Yehudah A, Kovkarova Naumovski E, Oriss T, Gibson K, Feghali Bostwick C, et al. WNT5A is a regulator of fibroblast proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009;41:583-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that WNT5A was significantly increased in fibroblasts obtained from UIP lung tissues compared with normal lung fibroblasts, ..
  6. Fenstermaker A, Prasad A, Bechara A, Adolfs Y, Tissir F, Goffinet A, et al. Wnt/planar cell polarity signaling controls the anterior-posterior organization of monoaminergic axons in the brainstem. J Neurosci. 2010;30:16053-64 pubmed publisher
    ..The only known ligands for planar cell polarity signaling are Wnt proteins. In culture, Wnt5a attracts 5-HT but repels mdDA axons, and Wnt7b attracts mdDA axons...
  7. Qian D, Jones C, Rzadzinska A, Mark S, Zhang X, Steel K, et al. Wnt5a functions in planar cell polarity regulation in mice. Dev Biol. 2007;306:121-33 pubmed
    ..We show that Wnt5a forms a reciprocal expression pattern with a Wnt antagonist, the secreted frizzled-related protein 3 (Sfrp3 or ..
  8. Pereira C, Schaer D, Bachli E, Kurrer M, Schoedon G. Wnt5A/CaMKII signaling contributes to the inflammatory response of macrophages and is a target for the antiinflammatory action of activated protein C and interleukin-10. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008;28:504-10 pubmed publisher
    ..interferon (IFN)-gamma in the presence or absence of recombinant activated protein C (APC) or IL-10 and identified Wnt5A as one of the transcripts most highly induced by LPS/IFN-gamma and suppressed by APC and IL-10...
  9. Sato A, Yamamoto H, Sakane H, Koyama H, Kikuchi A. Wnt5a regulates distinct signalling pathways by binding to Frizzled2. EMBO J. 2010;29:41-54 pubmed publisher
    b>Wnt5a regulates multiple intracellular signalling cascades, but how Wnt5a determines the specificity of these pathways is not well understood...
  10. Cajanek L, Ganji R, Henriques Oliveira C, Theofilopoulos S, Konik P, Bryja V, et al. Tiam1 regulates the Wnt/Dvl/Rac1 signaling pathway and the differentiation of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Mol Cell Biol. 2013;33:59-70 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the mechanisms underlying the differentiation-promoting effects of Wnt5a on DA precursors are poorly understood...
  11. Mericskay M, Kitajewski J, Sassoon D. Wnt5a is required for proper epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in the uterus. Development. 2004;131:2061-72 pubmed
    ..In this study, we show that Wnt5a is required for posterior growth of the FRT...
  12. Mikels A, Nusse R. Purified Wnt5a protein activates or inhibits beta-catenin-TCF signaling depending on receptor context. PLoS Biol. 2006;4:e115 pubmed
    ..to the canonical pathway, evidence for several other Wnt signaling pathways has accumulated, in particular for Wnt5a, which has therefore been classified as a noncanonical Wnt family member...
  13. Yamaguchi T, Bradley A, McMahon A, Jones S. A Wnt5a pathway underlies outgrowth of multiple structures in the vertebrate embryo. Development. 1999;126:1211-23 pubmed
    ..b>Wnt5a may regulate these processes since it is expressed in a gradient at the caudal end of the growing embryo during ..
  14. Topol L, Jiang X, Choi H, Garrett Beal L, Carolan P, Yang Y. Wnt-5a inhibits the canonical Wnt pathway by promoting GSK-3-independent beta-catenin degradation. J Cell Biol. 2003;162:899-908 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, we provide evidence that Wnt-5a also acts in vivo to promote beta-catenin degradation in regulating mammalian limb development and possibly in suppressing tumor formation. ..
  15. Oishi I, Suzuki H, Onishi N, Takada R, Kani S, Ohkawara B, et al. The receptor tyrosine kinase Ror2 is involved in non-canonical Wnt5a/JNK signalling pathway. Genes Cells. 2003;8:645-54 pubmed
    ..Both Ror2-/- and Wnt5a-/- mice exhibit dwarfism, facial abnormalities, short limbs and tails, dysplasia of lungs and genitals, and ..
  16. Peng L, Ye L, Dong G, Ren L, Wang C, Xu P, et al. WNT5A inhibits human dental papilla cell proliferation and migration. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009;390:1072-8 pubmed publisher
    ..critical roles in tooth development, while little is known about the role of non-canonical WNT proteins such as WNT5A. In this study, WNT5A was localized to human dental papilla tissue and human dental papilla cells (HDPCs) cultured ..
  17. Roarty K, Serra R. Wnt5a is required for proper mammary gland development and TGF-beta-mediated inhibition of ductal growth. Development. 2007;134:3929-39 pubmed
    ..Tgfbeta) regulates the expression of a non-canonical signaling member of the wingless-related protein family, Wnt5a. Loss of Wnt5a expression has been associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer patients; however, data are ..
  18. Cheng C, Yeh J, Fan T, Smith S, Charnock Jones D. Wnt5a-mediated non-canonical Wnt signalling regulates human endothelial cell proliferation and migration. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;365:285-90 pubmed
    ..In this study, we investigated the possible function of Wnt5a and the non-canonical Wnt pathway in human endothelial cells...
  19. Hagenmueller M, Riffel J, Bernhold E, Fan J, Katus H, Hardt S. Dapper-1 is essential for Wnt5a induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy by regulating the Wnt/PCP pathway. FEBS Lett. 2014;588:2230-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we found that activation of non-canonical Wnt signaling by Wnt5a stimulates protein synthesis and enlargement of cardiomyocyte surface area...
  20. Liang H, Coles A, Zhu Z, Zayas J, Jurecic R, Kang J, et al. Noncanonical Wnt signaling promotes apoptosis in thymocyte development. J Exp Med. 2007;204:3077-84 pubmed
    ..explore the role of noncanonical, Wnt-Ca(2+) signaling in fetal T cell development by analyzing mice deficient for Wnt5a. Our findings reveal that Wnt5a produced in the thymic stromal epithelium does not alter the development of ..
  21. Bazhin A, Tambor V, Dikov B, Philippov P, Schadendorf D, Eichmüller S. cGMP-phosphodiesterase 6, transducin and Wnt5a/Frizzled-2-signaling control cGMP and Ca(2+) homeostasis in melanoma cells. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010;67:817-28 pubmed publisher
    ..In these cells, cGMP-phosphodiesterase 6 can be activated by another cancer-retina antigen, transducin, through Wnt5a-Frizzled-2 cascade, which leads to a lowering of cGMP and an increase in intracellular calcium mobilization...
  22. González Sancho J, Brennan K, Castelo Soccio L, Brown A. Wnt proteins induce dishevelled phosphorylation via an LRP5/6- independent mechanism, irrespective of their ability to stabilize beta-catenin. Mol Cell Biol. 2004;24:4757-68 pubmed
    ..Other Wnts, such as Wnt5a, activate signaling mechanisms which do not involve beta-catenin and are less well characterized...
  23. Cervantes S, Yamaguchi T, Hebrok M. Wnt5a is essential for intestinal elongation in mice. Dev Biol. 2009;326:285-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we demonstrate that Wnt5a, a member of the Wnt family of secreted proteins, is essential for the development and elongation of the small ..
  24. Bilkovski R, Schulte D, Oberhauser F, Gomolka M, Udelhoven M, Hettich M, et al. Role of WNT-5a in the determination of human mesenchymal stem cells into preadipocytes. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:6170-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data suggest that WNT-5a is necessary to maintain osteogenic potential of MSC and that inhibition of WNT-5a signaling therefore plays a role in their determination into PA in humans. ..
  25. Xin H, Xin F, Zhou S, Guan S. The Wnt5a/Ror2 pathway is associated with determination of the differentiation fate of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in vascular calcification. Int J Mol Med. 2013;31:583-8 pubmed publisher
    ..However, vascular calcification can be inhibited by the non-canonical Wnt signaling pathway Wnt5a/Ror2...
  26. Yang Y, Topol L, Lee H, Wu J. Wnt5a and Wnt5b exhibit distinct activities in coordinating chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation. Development. 2003;130:1003-15 pubmed
    ..We have studied the roles of two members of the Wnt family, Wnt5a and Wnt5b in long bone development...
  27. Gazit A, Yaniv A, Bafico A, Pramila T, Igarashi M, Kitajewski J, et al. Human frizzled 1 interacts with transforming Wnts to transduce a TCF dependent transcriptional response. Oncogene. 1999;18:5959-66 pubmed
    ..All of these findings provide strong evidence that Hfz1 is a functional partner for certain Wnts in inducing TCF dependent transcription. ..
  28. Bryja V, Schulte G, Rawal N, Grahn A, Arenas E. Wnt-5a induces Dishevelled phosphorylation and dopaminergic differentiation via a CK1-dependent mechanism. J Cell Sci. 2007;120:586-95 pubmed
  29. Jia H, Chen Q, Zhang T, Bai Y, Yuan Z, Wang W. Wnt5a expression in the hindgut of fetal rats with chemically induced anorectal malformations--studies in the ETU rat model. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2011;26:493-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Wnt5a is involved in the initiating and patterning morphological adaptations of gut. However, its role remained unknown during terminal hindgut development in the normal and anorectal malformation (ARM) rat embryos...
  30. Ghosh M, Gorantla V, Makena P, Luellen C, Sinclair S, Schwingshackl A, et al. Insulin-like growth factor-I stimulates differentiation of ATII cells to ATI-like cells through activation of Wnt5a. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013;305:L222-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that Wnt5a, a member of the Wnt-Frizzled pathway, was activated during IGF-I-mediated differentiation...
  31. Naillat F, Prunskaite Hyyryläinen R, Pietilä I, Sormunen R, Jokela T, Shan J, et al. Wnt4/5a signalling coordinates cell adhesion and entry into meiosis during presumptive ovarian follicle development. Hum Mol Genet. 2010;19:1539-50 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings indicate a critical role for Wnt signalling in meiosis. Thus, the Wnt signals are important somatic cell signals that coordinate presumptive female follicle development. ..
  32. Godoy J, Arrázola M, Ordenes D, Silva Alvarez C, Braidy N, Inestrosa N. Wnt-5a ligand modulates mitochondrial fission-fusion in rat hippocampal neurons. J Biol Chem. 2014;289:36179-93 pubmed publisher
  33. Wang Q, Williamson M, Bott S, Brookman Amissah N, Freeman A, Nariculam J, et al. Hypomethylation of WNT5A, CRIP1 and S100P in prostate cancer. Oncogene. 2007;26:6560-5 pubmed
    ..Hypomethylation of wingless-related MMTV integration site 5A (WNT5A), S100 calcium-binding protein P (S100P) and cysteine-rich protein 1(CRIP1) was confirmed in the cancer cells by ..
  34. Corbett L, Mann J, Mann D. Non-Canonical Wnt Predominates in Activated Rat Hepatic Stellate Cells, Influencing HSC Survival and Paracrine Stimulation of Kupffer Cells. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0142794 pubmed publisher
    ..We detected expression of Wnt5a in activated HSC which can signal via non-canonical mechanisms and showed evidence for non-canonical signalling in ..
  35. Peters S, Mix E, Bauer P, Weinelt S, Schubert B, Knoblich R, et al. Wnt-5a expression in the rat neuronal progenitor cell line ST14A. Exp Brain Res. 2004;158:189-95 pubmed
    ..However, they raise the possibility that neuronal progenitor cells that might be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases express Wnt-5a, thus promoting their potential for dopaminergic differentiation. ..
  36. Doi T, Puri P. Up-regulation of Wnt5a gene expression in the nitrofen-induced hypoplastic lung. J Pediatr Surg. 2009;44:2302-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Whereas canonical Wnt signaling regulates branching morphogenesis during early lung development, the noncanonical Wnt5a controls late lung morphogenesis, including patterning of distal airway and vascular tubulogenesis (..
  37. ALLGEIER S, Lin T, Vezina C, Moore R, Fritz W, Chiu S, et al. WNT5A selectively inhibits mouse ventral prostate development. Dev Biol. 2008;324:10-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the role of WNT5A in patterning prostatic buds as they emerge from the fetal mouse urogenital sinus (UGS)...
  38. Pizzatti L, Binato R, Cofre J, Gomes B, Dobbin J, Haussmann M, et al. SUZ12 is a candidate target of the non-canonical WNT pathway in the progression of chronic myeloid leukemia. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2010;49:107-18 pubmed publisher
    ..assay (ChIP), and mass spectrometry assays identified noncanonical WNT pathway members, such as WNT5A and WNT11, bound to the SUZ12 promoter...
  39. Lange C, Mix E, Rateitschak K, Rolfs A. Wnt signal pathways and neural stem cell differentiation. Neurodegener Dis. 2006;3:76-86 pubmed
    ..The noncanonical Wnt molecules Wnt4, Wnt5a and Wnt11 are expressed in proliferating cells and increase during differentiation, whereas cellular beta-catenin ..
  40. Fujio Y, Matsuda T, Oshima Y, Maeda M, Mohri T, Ito T, et al. Signals through gp130 upregulate Wnt5a and contribute to cell adhesion in cardiac myocytes. FEBS Lett. 2004;573:202-6 pubmed
    ..b>Wnt5a was upregulated by the stimulation of gp130 with IL-6 family cytokines, accompanied by N-cadherin protein ..
  41. Bourhis E, Tam C, Franke Y, Bazan J, Ernst J, Hwang J, et al. Reconstitution of a frizzled8.Wnt3a.LRP6 signaling complex reveals multiple Wnt and Dkk1 binding sites on LRP6. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:9172-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The existence of multiple, independent Wnt binding sites on the LRP6 co-receptor suggests new possibilities for the architecture of Wnt signaling complexes and a model for broad-spectrum inhibition of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling by Dkk1. ..
  42. Blakely B, Bye C, Fernando C, Prasad A, Pasterkamp R, Macheda M, et al. Ryk, a receptor regulating Wnt5a-mediated neurogenesis and axon morphogenesis of ventral midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Stem Cells Dev. 2013;22:2132-44 pubmed publisher
    ..In light of the established roles of Wnt5a in dopaminergic development (regulating DA differentiation as well as axonal growth and repulsion), and its ..
  43. Yang T, Zhang J, Cao Y, Zhang M, Jing L, Jiao K, et al. Wnt5a/Ror2 mediates temporomandibular joint subchondral bone remodeling. J Dent Res. 2015;94:803-12 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Wnt5a/Ror2 signaling, which can derive from bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs), takes a role in modulating osteoblast and ..
  44. Ghosh M, Collins G, Vandanmagsar B, Patel K, Brill M, Carter A, et al. Activation of Wnt5A signaling is required for CXC chemokine ligand 12-mediated T-cell migration. Blood. 2009;114:1366-73 pubmed publisher
    ..chain reaction and Western blot analysis confirmed that the expression of noncanonical Wnt pathway members (eg, Wnt5A) was specifically up-regulated during CXCL12 stimulation, whereas beta-catenin and canonical Wnt family members ..
  45. Romanowska M, Evans A, Kellock D, Bray S, McLean K, Donandt S, et al. Wnt5a exhibits layer-specific expression in adult skin, is upregulated in psoriasis, and synergizes with type 1 interferon. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5354 pubmed publisher
    b>Wnt5a is a member of the wingless-type patterning regulators important in pre-natal development...
  46. Cha K, Douglas K, Potok M, Liang H, Jones S, Camper S. WNT5A signaling affects pituitary gland shape. Mech Dev. 2004;121:183-94 pubmed
    ..Several members of the Wnt family of signaling molecules are expressed in the developing pituitary gland. Wnt5a is expressed in the neuroectoderm that induces pituitary gland development and has been proposed to influence ..
  47. Zhang Y, Li Q, Chen H. DNA methylation and histone modifications of Wnt genes by genistein during colon cancer development. Carcinogenesis. 2013;34:1756-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesized that SPI and GEN induced epigenetic modifications on Sfrp2, Sfrp5 and Wnt5a genes, suppressing their gene expression induced by azoxymethane (AOM), a chemical carcinogen, to the similar ..
  48. Zhao Y, Wang C, Li R, Hui T, Su Y, Yuan Q, et al. Wnt5a promotes inflammatory responses via nuclear factor ?B (NF-?B) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways in human dental pulp cells. J Biol Chem. 2014;289:21028-39 pubmed
    b>Wnt5a has been found recently to be involved in inflammation regulation through a mechanism that remains unclear...
  49. Zhu D, Yu H, He H, Ding J, Tang J, Cao D, et al. Spironolactone inhibits apoptosis in rat mesangial cells under hyperglycaemic conditions via the Wnt signalling pathway. Mol Cell Biochem. 2013;380:185-93 pubmed publisher
    ..SPI promoted activation of the Wnt signalling pathway in MCs, leading to upregulation of Wnt4 and Wnt5a mRNA expression, decreased GSK-3? protein expression and increased ?-catenin protein expression...
  50. Tamimi Y, Ekuere U, Laughton N, Grundy P. WNT5A is regulated by PAX2 and may be involved in blastemal predominant Wilms tumorigenesis. Neoplasia. 2008;10:1470-80 pubmed
    ..Among others, we identified WNT5A as a gene potentially regulated by PAX2...
  51. 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. ..
  52. Verkaar F, van Rosmalen J, Smits J, Blankesteijn W, Zaman G. Stably overexpressed human Frizzled-2 signals through the beta-catenin pathway and does not activate Ca2+-mobilization in Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cells. Cell Signal. 2009;21:22-33 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, we introduce beta-lactamase reporter gene technology as an alternative to luciferase-based reporters to measure Frizzled receptor modulation for the discovery of Frizzled receptor-interacting drugs. ..
  53. Pu Y, Huang L, Birch L, Prins G. Androgen regulation of prostate morphoregulatory gene expression: Fgf10-dependent and -independent pathways. Endocrinology. 2007;148:1697-706 pubmed
    ..epithelial genes FgfR2iiib, Shh, Hoxb13, and Bmp7 in the VP specifically and down-regulation of mesenchymal genes Wnt5a (VP) and Bmp4 (LP)...
  54. Toyofuku T, Hong Z, Kuzuya T, Tada M, Hori M. Wnt/frizzled-2 signaling induces aggregation and adhesion among cardiac myocytes by increased cadherin-beta-catenin complex. J Cell Biol. 2000;150:225-41 pubmed
    ..These findings suggest that a Wnt-frizzled-2 signaling pathway is centrally involved in the morphological arrangement of cardiac myocytes in neonatal heart through stabilization of complexed cadherin- beta-catenin. ..
  55. Takahashi M, Osumi N. Pax6 regulates boundary-cell specification in the rat hindbrain. Mech Dev. 2011;128:289-302 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared expression patterns of four boundary-cell markers, including PLZF (Zbtb16), Ring1A (Ring1), Wnt5a, and cadherin7 (Cdh7), in wild-type and Pax6 loss-of-function mutant hindbrains and found that the expression of ..
  56. Ramirez V, Ramos Fernández E, Henriquez J, Lorenzo A, Inestrosa N. Wnt-5a/Frizzled9 Receptor Signaling through the G?o-G?? Complex Regulates Dendritic Spine Formation. J Biol Chem. 2016;291:19092-107 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings reveal that FZD9 and heterotrimeric G proteins regulate Wnt-5a signaling and dendritic spines in cultured hippocampal neurons. ..
  57. Muñoz F, Godoy J, Cerpa W, Poblete I, Huidobro Toro J, Inestrosa N. Wnt-5a increases NO and modulates NMDA receptor in rat hippocampal neurons. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014;444:189-94 pubmed publisher
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that Wnt-5a signaling is related to NO production, which in turn increases NMDARs trafficking to the cell surface. ..
  58. Hii H, Liao M, Chen S, Wu C, Shih C. Distinct Patterns of Wnt3a and Wnt5a Signaling Pathway in the Lung from Rats with Endotoxic Shock. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0134492 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent studies reveal regulatory roles of Wnt3a and Wnt5a signaling in inflammatory processes...
  59. Kawano Y, Diez S, Uysal Onganer P, Darrington R, Waxman J, Kypta R. Secreted Frizzled-related protein-1 is a negative regulator of androgen receptor activity in prostate cancer. Br J Cancer. 2009;100:1165-74 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Wnt5a also inhibited AR and expression of Wnt5a and sFRP1 together did not further inhibit AR, suggesting that Wnt5a and ..
  60. Bryja V, Andersson E, Schambony A, Esner M, Bryjova L, Biris K, et al. The extracellular domain of Lrp5/6 inhibits noncanonical Wnt signaling in vivo. Mol Biol Cell. 2009;20:924-36 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that Lrp6 physically interacts with Wnt5a, but that this does not lead to phosphorylation of Lrp6 or activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway...
  61. Kim S, Kim S, Yun Choi H, Jho E. Wnt5a potentiates U46619-induced platelet aggregation via the PI3K/Akt pathway. Mol Cells. 2011;32:333-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we observed that Wnt5a, one of the non-canonical Wnts, positively regulated platelet aggregation...
  62. Fukuda T, Chen L, Endo T, Tang L, Lu D, Castro J, et al. Antisera induced by infusions of autologous Ad-CD154-leukemia B cells identify ROR1 as an oncofetal antigen and receptor for Wnt5a. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:3047-52 pubmed publisher
    ..ROR1 could bind Wnt5a, which induced activation of NF-kappaB when coexpressed with ROR1 in HEK293 cells and enhanced the survival of CLL ..
  63. Li C, Xiao J, Hormi K, Borok Z, Minoo P. Wnt5a participates in distal lung morphogenesis. Dev Biol. 2002;248:68-81 pubmed
    ..Recently, Wnt5a a member of the wingless family of signaling molecules involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, and ..
  64. Parodi J, Montecinos Oliva C, Varas R, Alfaro I, Serrano F, Varas Godoy M, et al. Wnt5a inhibits K(+) currents in hippocampal synapses through nitric oxide production. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015;68:314-22 pubmed publisher
    ..We have previously found that Wnt5a induces the production of nitric oxide (NO), which modulates NMDA receptor expression in the postsynaptic regions ..
  65. Austin T, Solar G, Ziegler F, Liem L, Matthews W. A role for the Wnt gene family in hematopoiesis: expansion of multilineage progenitor cells. Blood. 1997;89:3624-35 pubmed
    ..We conclude that WNTs stimulate the survival/proliferation of hematopoietic progenitors, demonstrating that WNTs comprise a novel class of hematopoietic cell regulators. ..
  66. Blakely B, Bye C, Fernando C, Horne M, Macheda M, Stacker S, et al. Wnt5a regulates midbrain dopaminergic axon growth and guidance. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e18373 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we describe that a precise temporo-spatial expression of Wnt5a accompanies the development of nigrostriatal projections by VM DA neurons. In mice at E11...
  67. Oderup C, Lajevic M, Butcher E. Canonical and noncanonical Wnt proteins program dendritic cell responses for tolerance. J Immunol. 2013;190:6126-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Wnt3A triggers canonical ?-catenin signaling and preferentially induces DC TGF-? and VEGF production, whereas Wnt5A induces IL-10 through alternative pathways...
  68. Pacheco I, Macleod R. CaSR stimulates secretion of Wnt5a from colonic myofibroblasts to stimulate CDX2 and sucrase-isomaltase using Ror2 on intestinal epithelia. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008;295:G748-59 pubmed publisher
    ..Transcripts for Wnt 1, 2, 2b, 3a, 4, and 7a were either absent or unchanged whereas Wnt3 decreased and Wnt5a increased. We assessed Wnt5a secretion by Western blot...
  69. Boucherat O, Franco Montoya M, Thibault C, Incitti R, Chailley Heu B, Delacourt C, et al. Gene expression profiling in lung fibroblasts reveals new players in alveolarization. Physiol Genomics. 2007;32:128-41 pubmed
    ..factors retinoic acid receptor (RXR)-gamma and homeobox (Hox) a2, a4, and a5 and genes involved in Wnt signaling (Wnt5a, Fzd1, and Ndp); the latter group includes the extracellular matrix components Comp and Opn and the signal ..
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    ..5 days post coitum. Fzd5 specifically synergized with Wnt2, Wnt5a and Wnt10b in ectopic axis induction assays in Xenopus embryos...
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