Jeffrey A Polish

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Rgt1 is a glucose-responsive transcription factor that binds to the promoters of several HXT genes encoding glucose transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and regulates their expression in response to glucose. Rgt1 contains a Zn(2)Cys(6) binuclear cluster responsible for DNA binding. Most proteins that contain this sequence motif bind as dimers to(More)
The orphan nuclear receptor steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) is expressed in the adrenal cortex and gonads and regulates the expression of several P450 steroid hydroxylases in vitro. We examined the role of SF-1 in the adrenal glands and gonads in vivo by a targeted disruption of the mouse SF-1 gene. All SF-1-deficient mice died shortly after delivery. Their(More)
The immediate-early transcription factor NGFI-A (also called Egr-1, zif/268, or Krox-24) is thought to couple extracellular signals to changes in gene expression. Although activins and inhibins regulate follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) synthesis, no factor has been identified that exclusively regulates luteinizing hormone (LH) synthesis. An analysis of(More)
Rgt1 is a transcription factor that regulates expression of HXT genes encoding glucose transporters in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Rgt1 represses HXT gene expression in the absence of glucose; high levels of glucose cause Rgt1 to activate expression of HXT1. We identified four functional domains of Rgt1. A domain required for transcriptional(More)
The orphan receptor steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1) plays a major role in adrenal and gonadal development and sexual differentiation, and it has been shown to interact with shared promotor elements to increase the expression of cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage (P450scc) and other steroid hydroxylases in vitro. We took a step-wise approach to define the(More)
The orphan receptor steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) plays a central role in development and differentiation of the adrenal gland and gonads. It also regulates the expression of several pivotal steroidogenic enzymes and other proteins that are essential for reproductive function. Its mechanism of target gene activation that directs these intricate processes(More)
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