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The testicular Sertoli cell produces an extracellular androgen-binding protein (ABP) that binds testosterone and dihydrotestosterone with high affinity. The ABP gene also encodes plasma sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), which is produced by the liver of most species. Unlike the human, adult rats and mice do not express SHBG. A 5.5-kb rat genomic DNA(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) mediates the actions of male sex steroids. Human AR genomic DNA was cloned from a flow-sorted human X chromosome library by using a consensus nucleotide sequence from the DNA-binding domain of the family of nuclear receptors. The AR gene was localized on the human X chromosome between the centromere and q13. Cloned complementary(More)
Extracellular androgen-binding proteins (ABP) are thought to modulate the regulatory functions of androgens and the trans-acting nuclear androgen receptor. Testicular ABP and plasma sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), which is produced in liver, are encoded by the same gene. We have now found that the ABP-SHBG gene is also expressed in male and female rat(More)
Extracellular androgen-binding proteins (ABPs) are thought to modulate the regulatory functions of androgens and the trans-acting nuclear androgen receptor. Testicular ABP and plasma sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), which is produced in the liver, are encoded by the same gene. We report here that the ABP/SHBG gene is also expressed in fetal rat liver(More)
Androgen-binding protein/sex hormone-binding globulin (ABP/SHBG) is an extracellular carrier protein that binds androgens and estrogens with high affinity. In the adult, ABP/SHBG is thought to function in the male reproductive system and the general circulation in both sexes to modulate the actions of sex steroids. The ABP/SHBG gene is also expressed in the(More)
The recent cloning of a cDNA encoding fetal rat liver histidine decarboxylase (HDC), the synthesizing enzyme for histamine, allows the study of the central histaminergic system at the molecular level. To this end, Northern blot and in situ hybridization analyses were used to determine the regional and cellular distribution of neurons which express HDC mRNA(More)
The genetic linkage of the endogenous C3H/HeJ C-type ecotropic virus to phosphoglucomutase-1 (0.28, recombinant fraction) on chromosome 5 was established by means of serological assays of backcrossed mice. With a combination of serological techniques and DNA-DNA hybridization the BALB/c endogenous ecotropic virus was shown to be either closely linked or(More)
The rat androgen-binding protein/sex hormone-binding globulin (ABP/SHBG) gene is regulated by promoters P1 and PA. P1 regulates the mRNA encoding secreted ABP/SHBG, whereas PA regulates an alternate mRNA which encodes a modified protein that is targeted to the nucleus. Promoter PA is GC rich, consisting of 70-80% GC residues. During routine BLAST sequence(More)
Androgen-binding protein/sex hormone-binding globulin (ABP/SHBG) is an extracellular binding protein that regulates the bioavailability of sex steroids. ABP/SHBG is closely related to the globular (G) domain of vitamin K-dependent protein S family of proteins and more distantly related to the G domains of several extracellular matrix proteins. ABP/SHBG(More)
The expression of endogenous ecotropic viruses in radiation-induced thymomas of C57BL/6 mice was examined. Competition radioimmunoassays for AKR MuLV gp71, p30, and p12 were used for viral antigen expression. 3 of 40 lymphomas had readily detectable ecotropic gp71 at levels of 95-689 ng/mg protein; the remainder of the tumors had no detectable gp71 (less(More)