Victor K M Han

Learn More
The placenta synthesizes insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGFBPs), which are believed to regulate its growth and development in an autocrine/paracrine manner. To delineate the cellular sites of expression of IGP and IGFBP messenger ribonucleic acids (mRNAs) in human placenta throughout pregnancy, we used in situ hybridization(More)
Prenatal development of the GABAergic system in the rat brain has been studied using an antiserum to GABA-glutaraldehyde-hemocyanin conjugates, specific for GABAergic neurons. The gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system has been found to differentiate very early relative to other transmitter-identified neurons, such that by embryonic day 13 a well developed(More)
Although glucagonlike immunoreactants (GLIs) are present in the central nervous system of several mammalian species, their structural relationship with pancreatic proglucagon is not defined, and their precise anatomical distribution has not been studied extensively. To obtain further information about the structure and biological significance of brain GLIs,(More)
The somatomedins or insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are synthesized in many organs and tissues, but the specific cells that synthesize them in vivo have not been defined. By in situ hybridization histochemistry, IGF I (somatomedin C) and IGF II messenger RNAs were localized to connective tissues or cells of mesenchymal origin in 14 organs and tissues(More)
Techniques of in situ hybridization histochemistry, Northern blot hybridization, and immunocytochemistry were used to investigate the biosynthesis of glucagon-like immunoreactants (GLIs) in rat brain. Cells in the nucleus tractus solitarius of the medulla oblongata of adult rat brain hybridized to a synthetic oligonucleotide probe (GLP-I oligomer)(More)
LCoR (ligand-dependent corepressor) is a transcriptional corepressor widely expressed in fetal and adult tissues that is recruited to agonist-bound nuclear receptors through a single LXXLL motif. LCoR binding to estrogen receptor alpha depends in part on residues in the coactivator binding pocket distinct from those bound by TIF-2. Repression by LCoR is(More)
Changes in synaptic plasticity required for memory formation are dynamically regulated through opposing excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmissions. To explore the potential contribution of NF-kappaB/Rel to these processes, we generated transgenic mice conditionally expressing a potent NF-kappaB/Rel inhibitor termed IkappaBalpha superrepressor(More)
To study the role of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGFBPs) in human nephrogenesis, we examined the temporal and spatial pattern of expression of these genes using in situ hybridization. The uninduced metanephric blastema (MB) expressed abundant IGF-II mRNA. With induction by the ureteric duct (UD), the aggregated MB(More)
The influence of steroid hormones on the differentiation of catecholaminergic and serotonergic (5-HT) neurons was studied in dissociated cell cultures from embryonic day 14 (E14) rat diencephalon, mesencephalon and metencephalon treated for 6 days with 17 beta-estradiol (E), testosterone (T), 5 alpha-dihydrostestosterone (DHT), progesterone (P),(More)
Trophoblast growth and invasion of the uterus are tightly regulated by locally produced factors. Since insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II is produced by the invasive human extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells and IGF-binding protein (IGFBP)-1 by the decidual cells in situ that are in proximity to each other, we examined the possible influence of these(More)