ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-130313-1
Ring Finger Protein 14 is a new regulator of TCF/β‐catenin‐mediated transcription and colon cancer cell survival
Wu, B., Piloto, S., Zeng, W., Hoverter, N.P., Schilling, T.F., and Waterman, M.L.
Date: 2013
Source: EMBO reports 14(4): 347-55 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Schilling, Tom
Keywords: β-catenin, colon cancer, TCF transcription factors, Wnt
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cell Survival
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic*
  • Gene Knockdown Techniques
  • HCT116 Cells
  • HEK293 Cells
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins/physiology*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Protein Binding
  • RNA, Small Interfering/genetics
  • TCF Transcription Factors/metabolism*
  • Transcription, Genetic*
  • Up-Regulation
  • Wnt Signaling Pathway
  • Zebrafish
  • beta Catenin/metabolism*
PubMed: 23449499 Full text @ EMBO Rep.

T-cell factor/lymphoid enhancer factor (TCF/LEF) proteins regulate transcription by recruiting β-catenin and its associated co-regulators. Whether TCF/LEFs also recruit more factors through independent, direct interactions is not well understood. Here we discover Ring Finger Protein 14 (RNF14) as a new binding partner for all TCF/LEF transcription factors. We show that RNF14 positively regulates Wnt signalling in human cancer cells and in an in vivo zebrafish model by binding to target promoters with TCF and stabilizing β-catenin recruitment. RNF14 depletion experiments demonstrate that it is crucial for colon cancer cell survival. Therefore, we have identified a key interacting factor of TCF/β-catenin complexes to regulate Wnt gene transcription.