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R-spondin1 controls muscle cell fusion through dual regulation of antagonistic Wnt signaling pathways

Lacour, F., Vezin, E., Bentzinger, C. F., Sincennes, M.-C., Giordani, L., Ferry, A., Mitchell, R., Patel, K., Rudnicki, M. A., Chaboissier, M.-C., Chassot, A.-A. and Le Grand, F. (2017) R-spondin1 controls muscle cell fusion through dual regulation of antagonistic Wnt signaling pathways. Cell reports, 18 (10). pp. 2320-2330. ISSN 2211-1247

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.02.036

Abstract/Summary

Wnt-mediated signals are involved in many important steps in mammalian regeneration. In multiple cell types, the R-spondin (Rspo) family of secreted proteins potently activates the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Here, we identify Rspo1 as a mediator of skeletal muscle tissue repair. First, we show that deletion of Rspo1 results in global alteration of muscle regeneration kinetics following acute injury. We find that muscle progenitor cells lacking Rspo1 show delayed differentiation due to reduced activation of Wnt/β-catenin target genes. Furthermore, muscle cells lacking Rspo1 have a fusion phenotype leading to larger myotubes containing supernumerary nuclei both in vitro and in vivo. The increase in muscle fusion was dependent on downregulation of Wnt/β-catenin and upregulation of non-canonical Wnt7a/Fzd7/Rac1 signaling. We conclude that reciprocal control of antagonistic Wnt signaling pathways by Rspo1 in muscle stem cell progeny is a key step ensuring normal tissue architecture restoration following acute damage.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
ID Code:70219
Publisher:Elsevier

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