TCF/LEF Reporter Kit (Wnt Signaling Pathway)

Catalog #: 60500
Size: 500 reactions
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway controls a large and diverse set of cell fate decisions in embryonic development, adult organ maintenance and disease. Wnt proteins bind to receptors on the cell surface, initiating a signaling cascade that leads to stabilization and nuclear translocation of β-catenin. β-catenin then binds to TCF/LEF transcription factors in the nucleus, leading to transcription and expression of Wnt-responsive genes.
The TCF/LEF Reporter kit is designed for monitoring the activity of Wnt / β-catenin signaling pathway in the cultured cells. The kit contains transfection-ready TCF/LEF luciferase reporter vector, which is a Wnt pathway-responsive reporter. This reporter contains a firefly luciferase gene under the control of multimerized TCF/LEF responsive element located upstream of a minimal promoter. The TCF/LEF reporter is premixed with constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector that serves as internal control for transfection efficiency. The kit also includes a non-inducible firefly luciferase vector premixed with constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector as negative control. The non-inducible luciferase vector contains a firefly luciferase gene under the control of a minimal promoter, without any additional response elements. The negative control is critical to determining pathway specific effects and background luciferase activity.
WNT reporter, TCF reporter, LEF reporter, luciferase reporter
Supplied As:
Reporter: TCF/LEF luciferase reporter vector + constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector
Negative Control Reporter: Non-inducible luciferase vector + constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector

Both the Reporter and Negative Control Reporter are provided at 60 ng DNA/µl (500 µl each)

assay kit
Instructions for use:
See data sheet for detailed transfection and assay protocols.
Storage / Stability:

Stable at least 12 months from date of receipt, when stored as directed (-20°C)

• Monitor Wnt /β-catenin signaling pathway activity.
• Screen for activators or inhibitors of the Wnt /β-catenin signaling pathway.
• Study effects of RNAi or gene overexpression on the activity of the Wnt /β-catenin pathway.
1. Clevers H (2006) Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in development and disease. Cell 127(3):469-480.
2. Chen B et al. (2009) Small molecule-mediated disruption of Wnt-dependent signaling in tissue regeneration and cancer. Nature Chemical Biology 5(2):100-107.
The vectors are suitable for transient transfection. They are NOT suitable for transformation and amplification in bacteria.
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Scientific Category:
Cell Signaling Pathway, WNT
Product Type:
Reporter Assay Kit
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