Liver X receptor beta and thyroid hormone receptor alpha in brain cortical layering.

In the past year, two members of the nuclear receptor family, liver X receptor beta (LXRbeta) and thyroid hormone receptor alpha (TRalpha), have been found to be essential for correct migration of neurons in the developing cortex in mouse embryos. TRalpha and LXRbeta bind to identical response elements on DNA and sometimes regulate the same genes. The… CONTINUE READING