SHC genes codify for a family of adaptor molecules comprising four genes. Previous data have implicated the Shc(s) molecule. s in stem cell division and differentiation. Specifically, the p66(ShcA) isoform has been found to contribute to longevity and resistance from oxidative stress. Here we report that p66(ShcA) is up-regulated during in vitro neural induction in embryonic stem cells. p66(ShcA) over-expression in ES cells reduces GSK-3 beta kinase activation and increases beta-catenin stabilization and its transcriptional activity. p66(ShcA) over-expression results in ES cells undergoing an anticipated neural induction and accelerated neuronal differentiation. Similar effects are obtained in human ES cells overexpressing p66(ShcA). This Study reveals a role for p66(ShcA) in the modulation of Wnt/beta-catenin pathway and in ES cell neuralization which is consistent between mouse and human.
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