Pei-Jen Hsu

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THYROSTIMULIN, BUT NOT THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE, ACTS AS A PARACRINE REGULATOR TO ACTIVATE THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR IN THE MAMMALIAN OVARY Su-Chin Sun, Pei-Jen Hsu, Fang-Ju Wu, Sheng-Hsiang Li, Chung-Hao Lu and Ching-Wei Luo Department of Life Sciences and Institute of Genome Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Department(More)
The thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), activated by either TSH or the newly discovered glycoprotein hormone thyrostimulin, plays a central role in the control of body metabolism. Interestingly, in addition to its thyroid expression, we discovered that the mRNA level of TSHR is periodically regulated in rat ovary by gonadotropins. Ovarian(More)
Leucine-rich repeat containing G protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) promotes the Wnt signaling through interaction with R-spondins or norrin. Using PCR amplification from rat ovarian cDNAs, we identified a naturally occurring Lgr4 splice variant encoding only the ectodomain of Lgr4, which was named Lgr4-ED. Lgr4-ED can be detected as a secreted protein in(More)
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