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The thyroid hormone receptors (TR) are nuclear proteins that include TR alpha and TR beta subtypes, each encoded by a separate gene. Both TR alpha and TR beta give rise to several isoforms of which three, TR alpha 1, TR beta 1, and TR beta 2 bind T3 and mediate the action of thyroid hormone. Although TR beta 2 was initially thought to be confined to the(More)
The three currently recognized T3 binding thyroid hormone receptor (TR) isoforms, TR alpha 1, TR beta 1, and TR beta 2, arise from two distinct genes (alpha and beta), whereas two closely related non-T3-binding receptor variants, collectively designated TR alpha 2, arise from alternate splicing of the alpha gene transcript. Using a panel of specific(More)
We compared the regulation of myelin basic protein (MBP) gene expression by T3 in differentiating oligodendrocytes in culture with that previously observed by us in the neonatal rat brain. As in intact brain, expression of the T3R alpha gene preceded that of the T3R beta gene. Although the absence of T3 retarded the rate of accumulation of MBP messenger(More)
The integrative Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network (VIOLIN) vaccine research database and analysis system (http://www.violinet.org) curates, stores, analyses and integrates various vaccine-associated research data. Since its first publication in NAR in 2008, significant updates have been made. Starting from 211 vaccines annotated at the(More)
Previous studies in our laboratory show that triiodothyronine upregulates expression of the cerebellar Purkinje cell-specific gene Pcp-2 during the first 2 weeks of rat neonatal life. A specific thyroid hormone response element, the A1 TRE, mediates this regulation. The finding that the contiguous 68 bases (-267/ -199) of the Pcp-2 promoter 3' to the A1 TRE(More)
Two thyroid hormone response elements (TREs), designated A1 TRE (-295/-268) and B1 TRE (+207/+227), have been identified within the Purkinje cell-expressed Pcp-2 gene. Previous studies have characterized the A1 TRE (Zou et al., 1994). This article analyzes the structural and functional characteristics of the intronic B1 TRE. The B1 sequence contains four(More)
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