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Wnt signaling: Implications in endoderm development and pancreas organogenesis.

Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 61, 48-55 (2019)
Verlagsversion Postprint DOI
Open Access Green
The pancreas is derived from the foregut endoderm during embryonic development. After gastrulation and endoderm germ layer formation complex morphogenetic events coupled with cell differentiation programs pattern the gut tube and induce pancreas organogenesis. This results in formation of exocrine, ductal and hormone-producing endocrine cells. Among these, endocrine cells are responsible for blood glucose homeostasis and their malfunction leads to diabetes mellitus, which cannot be stopped or reversed by the current standard treatments. Thus, intense efforts to regenerate or replace the lost or dysfunctional insulin-producing beta-cells are on the way. This depends on identifying the factors that coordinate pancreas organogenesis. Here, we highlight the contribution of canonical and non-canonical Wnt signaling branches in orchestrating endoderm formation, pancreatic morphogenesis as well as endocrine cell formation and function.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Review
Schlagwörter Beta-catenin; Stem-cells; Definitive Endoderm; Germ Layer; Fate; Differentiation; Secretion; Organizer; Deletion; Polarity
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0955-0674
e-ISSN 1879-0410
Quellenangaben Band: 61, Heft: , Seiten: 48-55 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Elsevier
Verlagsort Kidlington
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed