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Protein phosphatase 2Calpha dephosphorylates axin and activates LEF-1-dependent transcription.

Strovel E.T., Wu D., Sussman D.J.

The Dishevelled (Dvl) gene family encodes cytoplasmic proteins that are necessary for Wnt signal transduction. Utilizing the yeast two-hybrid system, we identified protein phosphatase 2Calpha (PP2C) as a Dvl-PDZ domain-interacting protein. PP2C exists in a complex with Dvl, beta-catenin, and Axin, a negative regulator of Wnt signaling. In a Wnt-responsive LEF-1 reporter gene assay, expression of PP2C activates transcription and also elicits a synergistic response with beta-catenin and Wnt-1. In addition, PP2C expression relieves Axin-mediated repression of LEF-1-dependent transcription. PP2C utilizes Axin as a substrate both in vitro and in vivo and decreases its half-life. These results indicate that PP2C is a positive regulator of Wnt signal transduction and mediates its effects through the dephosphorylation of Axin.

J. Biol. Chem. 275:2399-2403(2000) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

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