Characterization of a steroid hormone receptor gene and mRNA in wild-type and mutant cells

Roger Miesfeld, Sam Okret, Ann Charlotte Wikström, Örjan Wrange, Jan Åke Gustafsson, Keith R. Yamamoto

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The effects of steroid hormones are mediated by intracellular hormone-specific receptor proteins; the interaction between the hormone and its receptor increases the affinity of the receptor for nuclear binding sites, thereby modulating the expression of specific genes1. The glucocorticoid receptor is a soluble protein of relative molecular mass (M r) 94,000 (94K), present at a low relative abundance (≤0.01%); it has been purified to near-homogeneity2,3, and specific antisera and monoclonal antibodies have been produced4-6. Purified glucocorticoid receptor binds in vitro with high affinity to defined regions of DNA near regulated promoters7-10, and sequences essential for these interactions are functional in vivo as hormone-dependent transcriptional enhancer elements11,12. We have now cloned complementary DNA (cDNA) for the rat liver glucocorticoid receptor and we describe here a 2.6-kilobase (kb) receptor cDNA isolated following polysome immuno-enrichment of receptor messenger RNA with glucocorticoid receptor-specific antibodies. The receptor appears to be encoded by a single-copy gene which specifies a ∼6-kb transcript in rat and mouse cells; this mRNA is altered quantitatively and qualitatively in several mutant cell lines with specific defects in receptor function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-781
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume312
Issue number5996
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Steroid Receptors
Glucocorticoid Receptors
Hormones
Messenger RNA
Genes
Complementary DNA
Polyribosomes
Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Receptors
Immune Sera
Proteins
Steroids
Binding Sites
Monoclonal Antibodies
Cell Line
Antibodies
Liver
DNA

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Miesfeld, R., Okret, S., Wikström, A. C., Wrange, Ö., Gustafsson, J. Å., & Yamamoto, K. R. (1984). Characterization of a steroid hormone receptor gene and mRNA in wild-type and mutant cells. Nature, 312(5996), 779-781. https://doi.org/10.1038/312779a0

Characterization of a steroid hormone receptor gene and mRNA in wild-type and mutant cells. / Miesfeld, Roger; Okret, Sam; Wikström, Ann Charlotte; Wrange, Örjan; Gustafsson, Jan Åke; Yamamoto, Keith R.

In: Nature, Vol. 312, No. 5996, 1984, p. 779-781.

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Miesfeld, R, Okret, S, Wikström, AC, Wrange, Ö, Gustafsson, JÅ & Yamamoto, KR 1984, 'Characterization of a steroid hormone receptor gene and mRNA in wild-type and mutant cells', Nature, vol. 312, no. 5996, pp. 779-781. https://doi.org/10.1038/312779a0
Miesfeld R, Okret S, Wikström AC, Wrange Ö, Gustafsson JÅ, Yamamoto KR. Characterization of a steroid hormone receptor gene and mRNA in wild-type and mutant cells. Nature. 1984;312(5996):779-781. https://doi.org/10.1038/312779a0
Miesfeld, Roger ; Okret, Sam ; Wikström, Ann Charlotte ; Wrange, Örjan ; Gustafsson, Jan Åke ; Yamamoto, Keith R. / Characterization of a steroid hormone receptor gene and mRNA in wild-type and mutant cells. In: Nature. 1984 ; Vol. 312, No. 5996. pp. 779-781.
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