Tenzen T, Allen BL, Cole F, Kang JS, Krauss RS, McMahon APThe cell surface membrane protein Cdo and Boc are components and targets of the Hedgehog signaling pathway and feedback network in mice. Dev Cell 10: 647-656

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Developmental Cell (Impact Factor: 9.71). 06/2006; 10(5):647-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2006.04.004
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Cdo and Boc encode cell surface Ig/fibronectin superfamily members linked to muscle differentiation. Data here indicate they are also targets and signaling components of the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway. Although Cdo and Boc are generally negatively regulated by Hedgehog (HH) signaling, in the neural tube Cdo is expressed within the Shh-dependent floor plate while Boc expression lies within the dorsal limit of Shh signaling. Loss of Cdo results in a Shh dosage-dependent reduction of the floor plate. In contrast, ectopic expression of Boc or Cdo results in a Shh-dependent, cell autonomous promotion of ventral cell fates and a non-cell-autonomous ventral expansion of dorsal cell identities consistent with Shh sequestration. Cdo and Boc bind Shh through a high-affinity interaction with a specific fibronectin repeat that is essential for activity. We propose a model where Cdo and Boc enhance Shh signaling within its target field.

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    • "These molecules constitute a complex feedback network that controls the magnitude and range of HH signaling (Chen and Struhl, 1996; Milenkovic et al., 1999; Jeong and McMahon, 2005; Tenzen et al., 2006; Allen et al., 2007; Holtz et al., 2013). The canonical HH receptor Patched (PTC in Drosophila melanogaster; PTCH1 in vertebrates) is a direct transcriptional HH pathway target (Forbes et al., 1993; Alexandre et al., 1996; Goodrich et al., 1996; Ågren et al., 2004; Vokes et al., 2007). "
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    • "Boc in vertebrates) (McLellan et al., 2006; Okada et al., 2006; Tenzen et al., 2006; Yao et al., 2006; Zhang et al., 2006b; Zheng et al., 2010; Allen et al., 2011; Izzi et al., 2011). "
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    • "As the expression of this gene in the lens appears to be restricted to the lens placode and early lens vesicle stages (E10.5–E12.5) [56] and is known to enhance Shh signaling [57], it is plausible that the transient expression of this co-receptor at these stages underlies the transient activity of the Hh pathway in the lens, documented here. "
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