β-Transducing repeat-containing protein (βTrCP) targets the ubiquitination and subsequent degradation of both β-catenin and IκB, thereby playing an important role in β-catenin/Tcf and NF-κB-dependent signaling. Here evidence is presented that β-catenin/Tcf signaling elevates the expression of βTrCP mRNA and protein in a Tcf-dependent manner, which does not require βTrCP transcription. Induction of βTrCP expression by the β-catenin/Tcf pathway results in an accelerated degradation of the wild-type β-catenin, suggesting that the negative feedback loop regulation may control the β-catenin/Tcf pathway. This signaling also upregulated NF-κB transactivation without affecting the activity of IκB kinase, thereby establishing that the maintenance of the βTrCP level is important for coordination between β-catenin/Tcf and NF-κB signaling.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology