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Use a concentration of 1 - 3 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 28 kDa.
Antagonizes canonical Wnt signaling by inhibiting LRP5/6 interaction with Wnt and by forming a ternary complex with the transmembrane protein KREMEN that promotes internalization of LRP5/6. DKKs play an important role in vertebrate development, where they locally inhibit Wnt regulated processes such as antero-posterior axial patterning, limb development, somitogenesis and eye formation. In the adult, Dkks are implicated in bone formation and bone disease, cancer and Alzheimer disease.
Expressed in heart, brain, skeletal muscle and lung.
Belongs to the dickkopf family.
The C-terminal cysteine-rich domain mediates interaction with LRP5 and LRP6.
May be proteolytically processed by a furin-like protease.
Olivares-Navarrete R et al. The roles of Wnt signaling modulators Dickkopf-1 (Dkk1) and Dickkopf-2 (Dkk2) and cell maturation state in osteogenesis on microstructured titanium surfaces. Biomaterials31:2015-24 (2010).
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