Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
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- CSA, Proquest, Ama, Aacr, Endocrine, Csh, Highwire from 1988, Aaas, Rupress, and Nephrology
cAMP stimulation of rodent steroidogenic cells produces two StAR transcripts, a major 3.5 kb and a minor 1.6 kb mRNA, differing only in their 3' untranslated regions (3' UTR). They exhibit very different responses to stimulation and removal of 8-Br-cAMP, with the 3.5 kb form increasing and decli...
Although androgens and the androgen receptor (AR) are involved in tumorigenesis of prostate cancer (PC) in initial phases, less clear is the role played in advanced androgen-independent (AI) stages of the disease. Several recent reports indicated that re-expression of AR in PC-derived cell lines...
Transforming growth factor beta superfamily ligands regulate pituitary FSH production and secretion. The best-described examples are the activins and inhibins, which respectively stimulate and hinder Fshb subunit transcription in gonadotrope cells. More recently, members of the bone morphogeneti...
The human progesterone receptor (PR) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor and two isoforms, (PRA and PRB), can be distinguished. PROGINS, a PR polymorphic variant, affects PRA and PRB and acts as a risk-modulating factor in several gynaecological disorders. Little is known about the functi...
Gonadotropins (GTHs), FSH and LH, play central roles in vertebrate reproduction. Here, we report the production of biologically-active recombinant FSH (r-mtFSH) and LH (r-mtLH) of an endangered salmon species, Manchurian trout (Brachymystax lenok), by baculovirus in silkworm (Bombyx mori) larvae...
It has recently been recognized that thyroid hormones may rapidly generate biological responses by non-genomic mechanisms that are unaffected by inhibitors of transcription and translation. The signal transduction pathways underlying these effects are just beginning to be defined. We demonstrate...
Small intestinal carcinoids (SICs) are the most prevalent gastrointestinal carcinoid and characterized by local invasion metastasis and protean symptomatology. The proliferative and secretory regulation of the cell of origin, the enterochromaffin (EC) cell has not been characterized. The absence...
Growth hormone-deficient (GHD) patients show a decreased number of adipocytes, which is normalized by GH replacement, indicating an adipogenic effect of GH. However, the precise mechanisms underlying this effect remain to be clarified. In this study, we investigated the adipogenic effect of GH. ...
Gene transfer with adenovirus vectors has been used extensively for pancreatic islet research. However, infection efficiency varies among reports. We reevaluated the infection efficiency, defined here as the percentage of islet cells expressing transgenes, in mouse islets. When the isolated isle...
The type 1 form of 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17betaHSD1) was the first isoform to be identified and is capable of converting estrone to 17beta-estradiol. This study was aimed at characterizing the molecular structure of the equine 17betaHSD1 gene and cDNA, as well as its molecular reg...