Two distinct mechanisms elicit androgen-dependent expression of the mouse sex-limited protein gene.

The mouse sex-limited protein (Slp) gene is expressed in liver and kidney of adult males and is testosterone-inducible in females, indicative of androgen dependence. Analysis of mRNA levels and chromatin configuration reveals that this androgen regulation is achieved by distinct means in the two tissues. In the liver, Slp expression requires pituitary… CONTINUE READING