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Luteinizing hormone regulates inhibin-alpha subunit expression through multiple signaling pathways involving steroidogenic factor-1 and beta-catenin in the macaque corpus luteum

Suresh, Padmanaban S and Medhamurthy, Rudraiah (2012) Luteinizing hormone regulates inhibin-alpha subunit expression through multiple signaling pathways involving steroidogenic factor-1 and beta-catenin in the macaque corpus luteum. In: GROWTH FACTORS, 30 (3). pp. 192-206.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/08977194.2012.678844

Abstract

We employed different experimental model systems to define the role of GATA4, beta-catenin, and steroidogenic factor (SF-1) transcriptional factors in the regulation of monkey luteal inhibin secretion. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reactions and western blotting analyses show high expression of inhibin-alpha, GATA4, and beta-catenin in corpus luteum (CL) of the mid-luteal phase. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist-induced luteolysis model suggested the significance of luteinizing hormone (LH) in regulating these transcriptional factors. Inducible cyclic AMP early repressor mRNA expression was detected in the CL and no change was observed in different stages of CL. Following amino acid sequence analysis, interaction between SF-1 and beta-catenin in mid-stage CL was verified by reciprocal co-immunoprecipitation experiments coupled to immunoblot analysis. Electrophoretic mobility shift analysis support the role of SF-1 in regulating luteal inhibin-alpha expression. Our results suggest a possible multiple crosstalk of Wnt, cAMP, and SF-1 in the regulation of luteal inhibin secretion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Informa Plc
Keywords: Steroidogenic factor; inhibin; beta-catenin; corpus luteum; bonnet monkey
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics (formed by the merger of DBGL and CRBME)
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 09:46
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 09:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/44681

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