Silvia Vianello

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This work describes the molecular cloning of the cDNA encoding the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) brain cytochrome P450arom by means of reverse transcriptase and polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and 5'- and 3'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) analyses. The results obtained demonstrate that, as in other teleost fishes, the trout genome(More)
In the male rat, the mRNA of the steroidogenic cytochrome P450c17 is expressed extraglandularly in the stomach, duodenum, kidney and liver, throughout the animal's lifespan, as demonstrated by reverse transcriptase and polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis with specific primers. Northern analysis indicated that all tissues, except the kidney, contain(More)
We have investigated the metabolism of [14C]-labelled progesterone (P4) and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) by kidney tissues of newborn and 7-, 15-, 30-, 60- and 365-day-old rats of both sexes. The following enzymes were revealed at all ages by radiochemical identification of the corresponding products: 5alpha-reductase, cytochromes P450c17 and P450c21,(More)
The expression of cytochrome P450scc, encoded by the CYP11A gene, was investigated in the rat kidney from birth to adulthood. In the male and female rat kidneys, the corresponding mRNA was detected by semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase and polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis with specific primers, resulting in higher levels of expression during(More)
In vertebrates, growth hormone (GH) gene expression requires the pituitary-specific transcription factor Pit-1/GHF1 but is differently regulated by a variety of factors in different vertebrate species. Here, we have studied the transcriptional activity of the trout GH (tGH) promoter, which is synergistically stimulated by cAMP and glucocorticoid. Gel shift(More)
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