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ß-catenin regulates primitive streak induction through collaborative interactions with SMAD2/3 and OCT4

Identifiers: SRA: SRP043203
BioProject: PRJNA252723
GEO: GSE58476
Study Type: 
Abstract: Canonical Wnt and Nodal signaling are both required for induction of the primitive streak (PS), which guides organization of the early embryo. The Wnt effector ß-catenin is thought to function in these early lineage specification decisions via transcriptional activation of Nodal signaling. Here, we demonstrate a broader role for ß-catenin in PS formation by analyzing its genome-wide binding in a human embryonic stem cell model of PS induction. ß-catenin occupies regulatory regions in numerous PS and neural crest genes, and direct interactions between ß-catenin and the Nodal effectors SMAD2/3 are required at these regions for PS gene activation. Furthermore, OCT4 binding in proximity to these sites is likewise required for PS induction, suggesting a collaborative interaction between ß-catenin and OCT4. Induction of neural crest genes by ß-catenin is repressed by SMAD2/3, ensuring proper lineage specification. This study provides mechanistic insight into how Wnt signaling controls early cell lineage decisions. Overall design: Examination of ß-catenin binding in hESC incubated in media control (RPMI), media containing CHIR or CHIR+SB for 6h and analyzed by ChIP-sequencing
Center Project: GSE58476
External Link: /pubmed:25921273

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