A) Western blot demonstrating cycloheximide effects of Wnt-3A mediated accumulation of β-catenin. NCCIT cells were stimulated for 4 hours with CCM (C) or Wnt-3A CM (Wnt) in the presence (20 microgram/ml) or absence (0) of cycloheximide. Note that β-catenin does not accumulate in response to Wnt-3A CM when cycloheximide is present. B) Northern analysis demonstrating that MSX2 induction by Wnt-3A is abolished in the presence of cycloheximide. Cells were stimulated for 4 hours with CCM (C), BMP-4 or Wnt-3A CM (Wnt) in the presence (20 microgram/ml media) or absence of cycloheximide. As expected, BMP-4 mediated induction of MSX2 is not affected by cycloheximide which contrasts with the inhibition of Wnt-3A mediated induction of MSX2 in the presence of cycloheximide. GAPDH was used to verify equal loading. The inhibitory effect was also seen for MSX1, ID2, Follistatin, Versican and Cyclin D1 (not shown).
Willert et al. BMC Developmental Biology 2002 2:8 doi:10.1186/1471-213X-2-8