Nicola M. Solomon

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The introduction of a targeted insertion mutation into exon 2 of the gene coding for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) enabled production of glucocorticoid receptor knock-out (GRKO) mice. GRKO mice on a C57BL/6/129sv mixed genetic background show a variable phenotype, with 90% of -/- mice dying at birth with respiratory insufficiency but 10% of mutant mice(More)
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the leading genetic cause of obesity. After initial severe hypotonia, PWS children become hyperphagic and morbidly obese, if intake is not restricted. Short stature with abnormal growth hormone secretion, hypogonadism, cognitive impairment, anxiety and behavior problems are other features. PWS is caused by lack of expression(More)
We have investigated hepatic expression and glucocorticoid regulation of the corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) gene in mice lacking a functional glucocorticoid receptor (GR). GR-/- mice show impaired negative feedback in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, resulting in elevated circulating levels of ACTH and corticosterone. This is seen in the(More)
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