Messenger RNA and protein expression analysis of betaglycan in the pituitary and ovary of the domestic hen.

@article{Sweeney2005MessengerRA,
  title={Messenger RNA and protein expression analysis of betaglycan in the pituitary and ovary of the domestic hen.},
  author={Sheila A Sweeney and Patricia Ann Johnson},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={172-8}
}
Betaglycan was originally characterized as the type III receptor for TGFbeta, yet recent research has indicated that betaglycan can serve as an accessory receptor for inhibin. To understand better the action of inhibin in avian follicular development, we have investigated the expression of betaglycan in the pituitary gland and ovary of the hen. In experiments 1 and 2, betaglycan mRNA was detected at 6 kilobases (kb) by Northern blot analysis (n = 5) in chicken pituitary, granulosa, and theca… CONTINUE READING