Douglas A. Rice

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We proposed that a cell-selective regulatory protein coordinately regulates the expression of three enzymes that are required for the biosynthesis of corticosteroids: cholesterol side chain cleavage enzyme, steroid 21-hydroxylase, and the aldosterone synthase isozyme of steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase. In this report, we identify a 53-kilodalton protein, termed(More)
Insecticidal transgenic tobacco plants containing a truncated Bacillus thuringiensis cryIA(b) crystal protein (ICP) gene expressed from the CaMV 35S promoter were analyzed for ICP gene expression under field and greenhouse conditions over the course of a growing season. We present new information on temporal and tissue-specific expression of a CaMV(More)
It has recently been shown that replacement of the border residues (Gln-111 and Asn-122) of the H1-H2 extracellular domain of the sheep Na,K-ATPase alpha subunit with the charged amino acids Arg and Asp generates a ouabain-resistant enzyme (Price, E. M. and Lingrel, J. B. (1988) Biochemistry 27, 8400-8408). In order to further study structure-function(More)
The orphan nuclear receptor steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1, also called Ad4BP and officially designated NR5A1) has emerged as an essential regulator of endocrine development and function. Initially identified as a tissue-specific transcriptional regulator of the cytochrome P450 steroid hydroxylases, SF-1 has considerably broader roles, as evidenced from(More)
The adrenal cortex of the mouse coordinately expresses three cytochrome P450 enzymes that are required for the biosynthesis of corticosteroids: cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (SCC), steroid 21-hydroxylase (21-OHase), and steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase (11 beta-OHase). Within their 5'-flanking regions, we previously identified six elements containing(More)
The (Na+,K+)-ATPase ATP hydrolyzing activity from rabbit kidney medulla basolateral membrane vesicles was studied as a function of the cholesterol content of the basolateral membranes. The cholesterol content of the membranes was modified by incubation with phospholipid vesicles. When the cholesterol content was increased above that found in the native(More)
The expression of the genes encoding cholesterol side chain cleavage enzyme (SCC) and steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase (11 beta-OHase) was examined in Y1 mouse adrenocortical tumor cells and in derivative cell lines defective in cAMP-dependent protein kinase activity. Y1 cells expressed both genes constitutively, and treatment with 8-bromo-cAMP (8-Br-cAMP)(More)
In Y1 mouse adrenocortical tumor cells, expression of steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase (11 beta-OHase) is stimulated by cAMP following a delay of 4-6 h. Our results demonstrate that a cAMP-responsive element (CRE) within the 11 beta-OHase promoter region is a major determinant of this induction. The 5'-flanking sequences from the mouse 11 beta-OHase gene were(More)
By using internal deletions within a rearranged immunoglobulin kappa light chain gene, the presence of an intron regulatory sequence (enhancer) has been confirmed. Its presence is required for high-level transcription from a plasmid after transfection into myeloma cells. Transfection efficiency was monitored by the activity of a deleted H4 histone gene(More)
We have studied the mechanisms that regulate the expression of the mouse gene encoding steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase (11 beta-OHase), a steroidogenic cytochrome P450 enzyme that is expressed only in the adrenal cortex. DNase I footprinting and gel-mobility shift analyses revealed potential regulatory elements at -370 and -310 in the 11 beta-OHase promoter(More)