M. Galuppo, E. Mazzon, S. Giacoppo, O. Bereshchenko, S. Bruscoli, C. Riccardi and P. Bramanti Pages 990 - 993 ( 4 )
Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is commonly associated to cancer development. However, molecular mechanisms controlling Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway have been clarified only in part. Here, we show that β-catenin is differently modulated in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), displaying that different pharmacological treatments used for clinical MS management cause different nuclear expression levels of β-catenin. Proteins extracted by peripheral blood mononuclear cells were assessed to evaluate the western blot expression levels of β-catenin. Analyzing our results, we realized that β-catenin is totally inhibited by Natalizumab and could have a role in MS management. This could offer new promising studies focused on the possible therapeutic control of β-catenin translocation.
Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis, first diagnosis patients, Wnt/β-catenin pathway, natalizumab, interferon-beta, neurodegenerative disease.
IRCCS - Centro Neurolesi