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The rat CYP2C13 gene (2C13) encodes one of the constitutive male forms of cytochrome P-450 that are involved in steroid metabolism. In addition to being developmentally regulated, the expression of 2C13 is restricted to the liver and suppressed by the female pattern of growth hormone (GH) secretion at the transcriptional initiation level. In this study, we(More)
Men with mutations in LHB, the gene encoding the beta subunit of luteinizing hormone (LHB), have azoospermia with absent or few fetal Leydig cells. We report a mutation in LHB in a man and his sister. The man presented with absence of virilization, undetectable luteinizing hormone, and a low serum testosterone level. He had complete spermatogenesis with a(More)
HNF-6 is a tissue-restricted transcription factor that participates in the regulation of several genes in liver. We reported earlier that in adult rats, HNF-6 mRNA concentration in liver drops to almost undetectable levels after hypophysectomy and returns to normal after 1 week of GH treatment. We now show that this results from a rapid effect of GH, and we(More)
Inactivating mutations of the FSH receptor have been described in rare cases of premature ovarian failure. Only one mutation was associated with a complete phenotype, including delayed puberty, primary amenorrhea, and small ovaries. We describe here a new patient presenting a similar complete phenotype of premature ovarian failure, with high plasma FSH(More)
Growth hormone (GH) binding to its receptor modulates gene transcription by influencing the amount or activity of transcription factors. In the rat, GH exerts sexually dimorphic effects on liver gene transcription through its pattern of secretion which is intermittent in males and continuous in females. The expression of the CYP2C12 gene coding for the(More)
Expression of the rat CYP2C12 gene is liver specific and is induced by GH at the transcriptional level. In primary cultures of rat hepatocytes, GH inducibility of CYP2C12 and the presence of C/EBP alpha protein were demonstrated to be equally dependent on attachment of the cells to an extracellular matrix gel (Matrigel). Transient transfection of a C/EBP(More)
G protein-coupled receptors are regulated by ligand stimulation, endocytosis, degradation of recycling to the cell surface. Little information is available on the molecular mechanisms underlying G protein-coupled receptors recycling. We have investigated recycling of the G protein-coupled thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and found that it relies(More)
gamma-Glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) genomic sequences were isolated from rat and human libraries using a rat GGT cDNA as a cross-species hybridization probe. Characterization of the human GGT clones by restriction mapping clearly establishes that at least four different GGT genes or pseudogenes are present in the human genome. All the rat genomic clones(More)
Scant information is available to date on the intracellular trafficking of the TSH receptor. In the present study we have used stably transfected L cells that express the TSH receptor, 225I-labeled TSH, and antireceptor antibodies as well as gold-conjugated antireceptor monoclonal antibodies and hormone. The latter allowed us to study, by electron(More)
Two different cDNAs have been isolated and characterized from a rat kidney cDNA library. The two cDNA sequences are identical in the coding region and in the 144 bases upstream from the initiation codon but have alternate sequences (154 and 138 bases) at their 5' ends. Primer extension analysis on kidney mRNA reveals that both cDNAs are full-length and(More)