Nora Van Tilborgh

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Androgens control male sexual development and maintenance of the adult male phenotype. They have very divergent effects on their target organs like the reproductive organs, muscle, bone, brain and skin. This is explained in part by the fact that different cell types respond differently to androgen stimulus, even when all these responses are mediated by the(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) plays a key role in prostate cancer development, as well as its treatments, even for the hormone-refractory state. Here, we report that an earlier described lysine-to-arginine mutation at position 179 in AR leads to a more potent AR. We show that two activation domains (Tau-1 and Tau-5) are necessary and sufficient for the full(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) is a ligand-inducible transcription factor. Its transcription activation domain consists of the two transcription activation units called Tau-1 and Tau- 5. Tau-5 interacts with p160 coactivators like the transcription intermediary factor 2 (TIF2), which in their turn recruit histone modifiers and chromatin-remodelling complexes.(More)
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