Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0010oc16 | Thyroid and pituitary | SFE2005

Expression and function of NR5A1, NR5A2 and NR0B1 in mediating gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GNRH) function in gonadotroph cell lines

Mirczuk S , Poulet B , Chand A , Burrin|R##Fowkes J

The nuclear receptors, NR5A1 (SF-1), NR5A2 (LRH-1) and NR0B1 (DAX-1), are key regulators of gene expression and development in endocrine tissues. NR5A1 regulates endocrine development and function, and is an important regulator of gene expression in pituitary gonadotrophs. In contrast, little is known regarding the role of NR5A2 in pituitary function. Using a range of anterior pituitary-derived cell lines and primary rat pituitaries, we have investigated the expression and act...

ea0019oc28 | Bone and Calcium | SFEBES2009

Novel Glial Cells Missing B (GCMB) mutations (Arg39Stop and Arg110Trp) that result in loss of subcellular localization and DNA binding, respectively, are associated with autosomal recessive hypoparathyroidism

Bowl MR , Mirczuk S , Cranston T , Bahl S , Allgrove J , Nesbit MA , Thakker RV

GCMB, which is the mammalian homologue of the Drosophila gene Glial cells missing, encodes a 506 amino acid parathyroid-specific transcription factor that contains: a GCM DNA-binding domain at residues 19–176; a predicted nuclear localization signal (NLS) at residues 176–193; an inhibitory domain at residues 258–347; and two transactivation domains at residues 174–263, and residues 428–506. To date only six different GCMB mu...