Brian M. Gummow

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The action of a variety of peptide hormones is critical for proper growth and differentiation of the urogenital ridge, which ultimately gives rise to the kidney, adrenal cortex, and gonad. One such class of peptides is the Wnt family of secreted glycoproteins that is classically involved in development of cell polarity and cell fate determination. Notably,(More)
Numerous genes required for adrenocortical steroidogenesis are activated by the nuclear hormone receptor steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) (NR5A1). Dax-1 (NR0B1), another nuclear hormone receptor, represses SF-1-dependent activation. Glucocorticoid products of the adrenal cortex provide negative feedback to the production of hypothalamic CRH and pituitary ACTH.(More)
We have cloned T-cell factor 4N (TCF-4N), an alternative isoform of TCF-4, from developing pituitary and 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. This protein contains the N-terminal interaction domain for beta-catenin but lacks the DNA binding domain. While TCF-4N inhibited coactivation by beta-catenin of a TCF/lymphoid-enhancing factor (LEF)-dependent promoter, TCF-4N(More)
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