N-linked glycosylation of WNTs

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Reaction [omitted]
Homo sapiens
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All WNT ligands are predicted to be highly glycosylated. By similarity with WNT ligands in mouse, human WNTs are believed to undergo N-linked glycosylation at multiple asparagine residues and this glycosylation is critical for their secretion (Smolich et al, 1993; Willert et al, 2003, Komekado et al, 2006; Kurayoshi et al, 2007). The mechanism of N-linked glycosylation is not shown here. For a more detailed description, please refer to pathway "Asparagine N-linked glycosylation".
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
22108505 Porcupine-mediated lipidation is required for Wnt recognition by Wls

Herr, P, Basler, K

Dev. Biol. 2012
8167409 Wnt family proteins are secreted and associated with the cell surface

McMahon, JA, Papkoff, J, McMahon, AP, Smolich, BD

Mol. Biol. Cell 1993
17117926 Post-translational palmitoylation and glycosylation of Wnt-5a are necessary for its signalling

Izumi, S, Kurayoshi, M, Kikuchi, A, Yamamoto, H

Biochem. J. 2007
12717451 Wnt proteins are lipid-modified and can act as stem cell growth factors

Reya, T, Weissman, IL, Brown, JD, Yates, JR, Duncan, AW, Danenberg, E, Nusse, R, Willert, K

Nature 2003
17397399 Glycosylation and palmitoylation of Wnt-3a are coupled to produce an active form of Wnt-3a

Kikuchi, A, Komekado, H, Yamamoto, H, Chiba, T

Genes Cells 2007
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