Claudia B Eichler

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ACTH is the hormone known to control adrenal cortex function and maintenance in the intact animal but, in culture, it inhibits proliferation of adrenocortical cells from different mammalian species, a puzzle that has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years. In this paper we compare ACTH and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) antagonistic effects on the cell(More)
Here we report antimitogenic mechanisms activated by the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the mouse Y1 adrenocortical tumor cell line. ACTH receptors activate the Galphas/adenylate cyclase cAMP/PKA pathway to promote dephosphorylation of Akt/PKB enzymes, leading to induction of the cyclin-dependent kinases' (CDKs) inhibitor p27(Kip1). Y1 cells display(More)
This article reviews recent results of studies aiming to elucidate modes of integrating signals initiated in ACTH receptors and FGF2 receptors, within the network system of signal transduction found in Y1 adrenocortical cells. These modes of signal integration should be central to the mechanisms underlying the regulation of the G0-->G1-->S transition in the(More)
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