Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2002 May;3(5):328-38.

The subcellular destinations of APC proteins.

Author information

  • 1MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, UK.


Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is an important tumour suppressor in the human colon, and is conserved in various organisms. Its best understood function is the destabilization of beta-catenin, a key effector of the Wnt signalling pathway. APC proteins are highly motile, and shuttle between several subcellular destinations. These destinations have prompted the discovery of new functions for the APC proteins, and this multitasking of APC might explain why its loss often leads to cancer.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

LinkOut - more resources

Full Text Sources

Other Literature Sources

Molecular Biology Databases

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Nature Publishing Group
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk