nuclear hormone receptor

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nuclear hormone receptor

member of large family of intracellular molecules that act as ligand-activated transcription factors; all steroid and thyroid hormones and retinoic acid exert their effects through nuclear receptors. Member molecules that have no known ligand have been called orphan nuclear receptor.
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A gene (DSS-AHC critical region on the X chromosome, gene 1—formally known, per HUGO nomenclature, as NR0B1) located on chromosome Xp21.3 that encodes a protein containing a DNA-binding domain, which acts as a dominant-negative regulator of transcription mediated by the retinoic acid receptor. DAX1 also acts as an anti-testis gene by antagonising SRY.

Molecular pathology
DAX1 mutations cause both X-linked congenital adrenal hypoplasia and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
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(2009) showed that perinatal exposure to BPA altered early adipogenesis in the rat, which is mediated by peroxisome proliferator--activated receptor [gamma] (PPAR[gamma]), a nuclear hormone receptor whose dysregulation is involved in the onset of diabetes and obesity (Swedenborg et al.
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In December 2011, Karo Pharma said it entered a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Pfizer the aim of which was to discover and develop compounds that inhibit the activity of the nuclear hormone receptor RORgamma, for treatment of autoimmune diseases.
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Thus, because many PBDEs, including those not used in this study, are speculated to have nuclear hormone receptor activities, we plan to study their effects, particularly those of accumulative PBDE metabolites such as 6-HO-BDE-47, 5-HO-BDE-47, and 5'-HO-BDE-99 recently found in human blood (Athanasiadou et al.
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