Key Spec Table
|Species Reactivity||Key Applications||Host||Format||Antibody Type|
|H, M||EMSA, ICC, IHC, IP, WB||M||Purified||Monoclonal Antibody|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Storage and Shipping Information|
|Storage Conditions||Stable for 1 year at -20ºC from date of receipt.|
|Material Size||200 µg|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 (mouse monoclonal IgG2a) - JBC1381947||JBC1381947|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 2040540A||2040540A|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 2117171||2117171|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 2391103||2391103|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 0702052450||0702052450|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 18791||18791|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 1970373||1970373|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 2016026||2016026|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 2040540||2040540|
|Anti-TCF-4, clone 6H5-3 - 20884||20884|
|Reference overview||Application||Pub Med ID|
|TCF4 Is a Molecular Target of Resveratrol in the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer.|
Jeong, JB; Lee, J; Lee, SH
International journal of molecular sciences 16 10411-25 2015
The Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays an essential role in the tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer. T-cell factor-4 (TCF4) is a member of the TCF/LEF (lymphoid enhancer factor) family of transcription factors, and dysregulation of β-catenin is decisive for the initiation and progression of colorectal cancer. However, the role of TCF4 in the transcriptional regulation of its target gene remained poorly understood. Resveratrol is a dietary phytoalexin and present in many plants, including grape skin, nuts and fruits. Although resveratrol has been widely implicated in anti-tumorigenic and pro-apoptotic properties in several cancer models, the underlying cellular mechanisms are only partially understood. The current study was performed to elucidate the molecular mechanism of the anti-cancer activity of resveratrol in human colorectal cancer cells. The treatment of resveratrol and other phytochemicals decreased the expression of TCF4. Resveratrol decreases cellular accumulation of exogenously-introduced TCF4 protein, but did not change the TCF4 transcription. The inhibition of proteasomal degradation using MG132 (carbobenzoxy-Leu-Leu-leucinal) and lactacystin ameliorates resveratrol-stimulated down-regulation of TCF4. The half-life of TCF4 was decreased in the cells exposed to resveratrol. Resveratrol increased phosphorylation of TCF4 at serine/threonine residues through ERK (extracellular signal-regulated kinases) and p38-dependent pathways. The TCF4 knockdown decreased TCF/β-catenin-mediated transcriptional activity and sensitized resveratrol-induced apoptosis. The current study provides a new mechanistic link between resveratrol and TCF4 down-regulation and significant benefits for further preclinical and clinical practice.
|Two novel type 2 diabetes loci revealed through integration of TCF7L2 DNA occupancy and SNP association data.|
Johnson, ME; Zhao, J; Schug, J; Deliard, S; Xia, Q; Guy, VC; Sainz, J; Kaestner, KH; Wells, AD; Grant, SF
BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 2 e000052 2014
The transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) locus is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D). We previously mapped the genomic regions bound by TCF7L2 using ChIP (chromatin immunoprecipitation)-seq in the colorectal carcinoma cell line, HCT116, revealing an unexpected highly significant over-representation of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) loci associated primarily with endocrine (in particular T2D) and cardiovascular traits.In order to further explore if this observed phenomenon occurs in other cell lines, we carried out ChIP-seq in HepG2 cells and leveraged ENCODE data for five additional cell lines. Given that only a minority of the predicted genetic component to most complex traits has been identified to date, plus our GWAS-related observations with respect to TCF7L2 occupancy, we investigated if restricting association analyses to the genes yielded from this approach, in order to reduce the constraints of multiple testing, could reveal novel T2D loci.We found strong evidence for the continued enrichment of endocrine and cardiovascular GWAS categories, with additional support for cancer. When investigating all the known GWAS loci bound by TCF7L2 in the shortest gene list, derived from HCT116, the coronary artery disease-associated variant, rs46522 at the UBE2Z-GIP-ATP5G1-SNF8 locus, yielded significant association with T2D within DIAGRAM. Furthermore, when we analyzed tag-SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in genes not previously implicated by GWAS but bound by TCF7L2 within 5 kb, we observed a significant association of rs4780476 within CPPED1 in DIAGRAM.ChIP-seq data generated with this GWAS-implicated transcription factor provided a biologically plausible method to limit multiple testing in the assessment of genome-wide genotyping data to uncover two novel T2D-associated loci.
|Genome-wide ChIP-seq analysis of TCF4 binding regions in colorectal cancer cells.|
Chen, C; Lu, Y; Liu, J; Li, L; Zhao, N; Lin, B
International journal of clinical and experimental medicine 7 4253-9 2014
TCF4 (transcriptional factor 4) forms a complex with its transcriptional coactivator β-catenin and the coactivator carries the final signal output from the canonical Wnt signaling pathway, which is essential for the growth of normal epithelium and also plays important roles in carcinogenesis of colon epithelium. We aimed to gain a better understanding of the genes bound by TCF4 in colorectal cancer cells.SW620 human colorectal cancer cells were cultured. The TCF4 antibody of this study was confirmed in SW620 cells by Western Blot. A ChIP-seq based genome-wide analysis of TCF4 chromatin occupancy in colorectal cancer cells was conducted and 1506 high confidence TCF4 binding sites wereidentified.Sequence analysis revealed that the binding sites harbor a consensus sequence of C-G/C-A-G-C-T/C-C-T-T-C. Gene ontology and pathway analysis showed that TCF4 regulated 18 genes in Wnt signaling pathway and 97 other transcription factors.Our results suggest TCF4 binding regions were enriched with a motif of C-G/C-A-G-C-T/C-C-T-T-C. The gene regulation of TCF4 may be conserved in colorectal cancer and glioma cells. TCF4 may be involved in a series of important biological processes such as regulation of metabolic and biosynthetic (GO: 0010604, GO: 0031328, GO: 0009891, GO: 0051173, GO: 0010557, GO: 0045935), adhesion (GO: 0007155, GO: 0022610), apoptosis (GO: 0042981, GO: 0043067, GO: 0010941), and important signaling pathways (Wnt, Chemokine, Calciu, GnRH).
|Nuclear AXIN2 represses MYC gene expression.|
Rennoll, SA; Konsavage, WM; Yochum, GS
Biochemical and biophysical research communications 443 217-22 2014
The β-catenin transcriptional coactivator is the key mediator of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway. In the absence of Wnt, β-catenin associates with a cytosolic and multi-protein destruction complex where it is phosphorylated and targeted for proteasomal degradation. In the presence of Wnt, the destruction complex is inactivated and β-catenin translocates into the nucleus. In the nucleus, β-catenin binds T-cell factor (TCF) transcription factors to activate expression of c-MYC (MYC) and Axis inhibition protein 2 (AXIN2). AXIN2 is a member of the destruction complex and, thus, serves in a negative feedback loop to control Wnt/β-catenin signaling. AXIN2 is also present in the nucleus, but its function within this compartment is unknown. Here, we demonstrate that AXIN2 localizes to the nuclei of epithelial cells within normal and colonic tumor tissues as well as colorectal cancer cell lines. In the nucleus, AXIN2 represses expression of Wnt/β-catenin-responsive luciferase reporters and forms a complex with β-catenin and TCF. We demonstrate that AXIN2 co-occupies β-catenin/TCF complexes at the MYC promoter region. When constitutively localized to the nucleus, AXIN2 alters the chromatin structure at the MYC promoter and directly represses MYC gene expression. These findings suggest that nuclear AXIN2 functions as a rheostat to control MYC expression in response to Wnt/β-catenin signaling.
|The myc 3' wnt-responsive element suppresses colonic tumorigenesis.|
Konsavage, WM; Yochum, GS
Molecular and cellular biology 34 1659-69 2014
Mutations in components of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway are commonly found in colorectal cancers, and these mutations cause aberrant expression of genes controlled by Wnt-responsive DNA elements (WREs). While the c-Myc proto-oncogene (Myc) is required for intestinal phenotypes associated with pathogenic Wnt/β-catenin signaling in vivo, the WREs that control Myc expression in this setting have yet to be fully described. Previously, we demonstrated that the Myc 3' WRE was required for intestinal homeostasis and intestinal repair in response to damage. Here, we tested the role of the Myc 3' WRE in intestinal tumorigenesis using two independent mouse models. In comparison to Apc(Min/+) mice, Apc(Min/+) Myc 3' WRE(-/-) mice contained 25% fewer tumors in the small intestine. Deletion of the Myc 3' WRE(-/-) in the Apc(Min/+) background resulted in 4-fold more colonic tumors. In a model of colitis-associated colorectal cancer, the Myc 3' WRE suppressed colonic tumorigenesis, most notably within the cecum. Using chromatin immunoprecipitation and transcript analysis of purified colonic crypts, we found that the Myc 3' WRE is required for the transcriptional regulation of Myc expression in vivo. These results emphasize the critical role of the Myc 3' WRE in maintaining homeostatic Myc expression.
|Parathyroid hormone-related protein inhibits DKK1 expression through c-Jun-mediated inhibition of β-catenin activation of the DKK1 promoter in prostate cancer.|
Zhang, H; Yu, C; Dai, J; Keller, JM; Hua, A; Sottnik, JL; Shelley, G; Hall, CL; Park, SI; Yao, Z; Zhang, J; McCauley, LK; Keller, ET
Oncogene 33 2464-77 2014
Prostate cancer (PCa)bone metastases are unique in that majority of them induce excessive mineralized bone matrix, through undefined mechanisms, as opposed to most other cancers that induce bone resorption. Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is produced by PCa cells and intermittent PTHrP exposure has bone anabolic effects, suggesting that PTHrP could contribute to the excess bone mineralization. Wnts are bone-productive factors produced by PCa cells, and the Wnt inhibitor Dickkopfs-1 (DKK1) has been shown to promote PCa progression. These findings, in conjunction with the observation that PTHrP expression increases and DKK1 expression decreases as PCa progresses, led to the hypothesis that PTHrP could be a negative regulator of DKK1 expression in PCa cells and, hence, allow the osteoblastic activity of Wnts to be realized. To test this, we first demonstrated that PTHrP downregulated DKK1 mRNA and protein expression. We then found through multiple mutated DKK1 promoter assays that PTHrP, through c-Jun activation, downregulated the DKK1 promoter through a transcription factor (TCF) response element site. Furthermore, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and re-ChIP assays revealed that PTHrP mediated this effect through inducing c-Jun to bind to a transcriptional activator complex consisting of β-catenin, which binds the most proximal DKK1 promoter, the TCF response element. Together, these results demonstrate a novel signaling linkage between PTHrP and Wnt signaling pathways that results in downregulation of a Wnt inhibitor allowing for Wnt activity that could contribute the osteoblastic nature of PCa.
|Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP)||23752183|
|HIV's Nef interacts with β-catenin of the Wnt signaling pathway in HEK293 cells.|
Weiser, K; Barton, M; Gershoony, D; Dasgupta, R; Cardozo, T
PloS one 8 e77865 2013
The Wnt signaling pathway is implicated in major physiologic cellular functions, such as proliferation, migration, cell fate specification, maintenance of pluripotency and induction of tumorigenicity. Proliferation and migration are important responses of T-cells, which are major cellular targets of HIV infection. Using an informatics screen, we identified a previously unsuspected interaction between HIV's Nef protein and β-catenin, a key component of the Wnt pathway. A segment in Nef contains identical amino acids at key positions and structurally mimics the β-catenin binding sites on endogenous β-catenin ligands. The interaction between Nef and β-catenin was confirmed in vitro and in a co-immunoprecipitation from HEK293 cells. Moreover, the introduction of Nef into HEK293 cells specifically inhibited a Wnt pathway reporter.
|Wnt/β-catenin signaling regulates Yes-associated protein (YAP) gene expression in colorectal carcinoma cells.|
Konsavage, WM; Kyler, SL; Rennoll, SA; Jin, G; Yochum, GS
The Journal of biological chemistry 287 11730-9 2012
Mutations in the Wnt/β-catenin pathway occur in most colorectal cancers (CRCs), and these mutations lead to increased nuclear accumulation of the β-catenin transcriptional co-activator. In the nucleus, β-catenin associates with TCF/LEF sequence specific transcription factors to activate target gene expression. The Hippo pathway restricts cellular growth by preventing nuclear accumulation of the Yes-associated protein (YAP) transcriptional co-activator. YAP expression is elevated in CRCs suggesting that, like Wnt/β-catenin signaling, the Hippo pathway may contribute to colorectal carcinogenesis. Regulation of YAP at the post-translational level has been well studied but the transcription factors that control YAP gene expression are unknown. Here we demonstrate that β-catenin/TCF4 complexes bind a DNA enhancer element within the first intron of the YAP gene to drive YAP expression in CRC cells. As such, reducing β-catenin expression in CRC cells using shRNAs leads to decreased YAP mRNA and protein levels. YAP is abundantly expressed in the cytoplasm and nuclei of several established human colon cancer cell lines and this localization pattern is insensitive to plating density. Finally, we show that YAP expression is elevated in the majority of a panel of primary human colorectal tumors compared with its expression in uninvolved colonic mucosa, and that YAP and β-catenin localize to the nuclear compartment of tumor cells. Together, these results implicate YAP as an oncogene whose expression is driven by aberrant Wnt/β-catenin signaling in human CRC cells.
|Review of the neuroanatomic landscape implicated in glucose sensing and regulation of nutrient signaling: immunophenotypic localization of diabetes gene Tcf7l2 in the developing murine brain.|
Weaver, C; Turner, N; Hall, J
Journal of chemical neuroanatomy 45 1-17 2012
Genetic variants in the transcription factor 7-like 2(Tcf7l2) gene have been found to confer a significant risk of type 2 diabetes and attenuated insulin secretion. Based on its genomic wide association Tcf7l2 is considered the single most important predictor of diabetes to date. Previous studies of Tcf7l2 mRNA localization in the adult brain suggest a putative role of Tcf7l2 in the CNS regulation of energy homeostasis. The present study further characterizes the immunophenotypic distribution of peptide expression in the brains of Tcf7l2 progeny during developmental time periods between E12.5 and P1. Tcf7l2(-/-) is lethal beyond P1. Results show that while negligible TCF7L2 expression is found in the developing brains of Tcf7l2(-/-)mice, TCF7L2 protein is relatively widespread and robustly expressed in the brain by E18.5 and exhibits specific expression within neuronal populations and regions of the brain in Tcf7l2(+/-) and Tcf7l2(+/+) progeny. Strong immunophenotypic labeling was found in the diencephalic structure of the thalamus that suggests a role of Tcf7l2 in the development and maintenance of thalamic activity. Strongly expressed TCF7L2 was localized in select hypothalamic and preoptic nuclei indicative of Tcf7l2 function within neurons controlling energy balance. Definitive neuronal staining for TCF7L2 within nuclei of the brain stem and circumventricular organs extends TCF7L2 localization within autonomic neurons and its potential integration with autonomic function. In addition robust TCF7L2 expression was found in the tectal and tegmental structures of the superior and inferior colliculi as well as transient expression in neuroepithelium of the cerebral and hippocampal cortices of E16 and E18.5. Patterns of TCF7L2 peptide localization when compared to the adult protein synthetic chemical/anatomical landscape of glucose sensing exhibit a good correlational fit between its expression and regions, nuclei, and pathways regulating energy homeostasis via integration and response to peripheral endocrine, metabolic and neuronal signaling. TCF was also found co-localized with peptides that regulate energy homeostasis including AgRP, POMC and NPY. TCF7l2, some variants of which have been shown to impair GLP-1-induced insulin secretion, was also found co-localize with GLP-1 in adult TCF wild type progeny. Impaired Tcf7l2-mediated neural regulation may contribute to the risk and/or underlying pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes that has found high expression in genomic studies of Tcf7l2 variants.
|Human SMC2 protein, a core subunit of human condensin complex, is a novel transcriptional target of the WNT signaling pathway and a new therapeutic target.|
Dávalos, V; Súarez-López, L; Castaño, J; Messent, A; Abasolo, I; Fernandez, Y; Guerra-Moreno, A; Espín, E; Armengol, M; Musulen, E; Ariza, A; Sayós, J; Arango, D; Schwartz, S
The Journal of biological chemistry 287 43472-81 2012
Human SMC2 is part of the condensin complex, which is responsible for tightly packaging replicated genomic DNA prior to segregation into daughter cells. Engagement of the WNT signaling pathway is known to have a mitogenic effect on cells, but relatively little is known about WNT interaction with mitotic structural organizer proteins. In this work, we described the novel transcriptional regulation of SMC2 protein by direct binding of the β-catenin·TCF4 transcription factor to the SMC2 promoter. Furthermore, we identified the precise region in the SMC2 promoter that is required for β-catenin-mediated promoter activation. Finally, we explored the functional significance of down-regulating SMC2 protein in vivo. Treatment of WNT-activated intestinal tumor cells with SMC2 siRNA significantly reduced cell proliferation in nude mice, compared with untreated controls (p = 0.02). Therefore, we propose that WNT signaling can directly activate SMC2 transcription as a key player in the mitotic cell division machinery. Furthermore, SMC2 represents a new target for oncological therapeutic intervention.