β-Catenin activation regulates tissue growth non-cell autonomously in the hair stem cell niche

Giovanni Zito, Panteleimon Rompolas, Giovanni Zito, Elizabeth R. Deschene, Thomas Yang Sun, Peggy Myung, Ichiko Saotome, Makoto M. Taketo, Valentina Greco

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Abstract

Wnt/β-catenin signaling is critical for tissue regeneration. However, it is unclear how β-catenin controls stem cell behaviors to coordinate organized growth. Using live imaging, we show that activation of β-catenin specifically within mouse hair follicle stem cells generates new hair growth through oriented cell divisions and cellular displacement. β-Catenin activation is sufficient to induce hair growth independently of mesenchymal dermal papilla niche signals normally required for hair regeneration. Wild-type cells are co-opted into new hair growths by β-catenin mutant cells, which non-cell autonomously activate Wnt signaling within the neighboring wild-type cells via Wnt ligands. This study demonstrates a mechanism by which Wnt/β-catenin signaling controls stem cell-dependent tissue growth non-cell autonomously and advances our understanding of the mechanisms that drive coordinated regeneration.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1353-1356
Numero di pagine4
RivistaScience
Volume343
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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    Zito, G., Rompolas, P., Zito, G., Deschene, E. R., Sun, T. Y., Myung, P., Saotome, I., Taketo, M. M., & Greco, V. (2014). β-Catenin activation regulates tissue growth non-cell autonomously in the hair stem cell niche. Science, 343, 1353-1356.