beta catenin


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beta catenin

[‚bād·ə ′kat·ən·in]
(biochemistry)
A multifunctional protein that is involved in Wnt signal transduction and plays an essential role in intercellular adhesion.
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Keywords * HEK293Tcells * Beta catenin * Cell aggregation factors * Nuclear localization signals
Immunophenotypic expression of beta catenin in the nuclei and absence of e-cadherin staining were the hallmarks (Figs.
APC protein is involved in degrading the transcriptional co-factor beta catenin [8] and increase in beta catenin [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14] production appears to increase the proliferation of tumours.
6,066,500, entitled 'Antisense Modulation of Beta Catenin Expression' as the basis of its action.
Timing a lithium-induced rise in beta catenin with the arrival of these cells may optimize healing, he says.
Medical experts claim the miracle chemical beta catenin could be used to "reprogramme" hairless adult skin to grow new folicles.