Glucocorticoid receptor represses the Dex-mediated induction of human androgen response element-linked Luc activity

M. K. Jang, K. R. Chae, D. Y. Hwang, C. K. Kim, B. G. Kim, S. B. Shim, S. W. Lee, J. S. Lee, J. S. Shin, S. H. Lee, Namhyun Chung, J. S. Cho, S. Y. Choi, Yong Kyu Kim

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Abstract

A human androgen response element (hARE), identified within intron 8 of the human sterol regulatory element-binding protein cleavage-activating protein, interacts with both glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and androgen receptors (AR). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that human GR (hGR) might modulate the expression of a hARE-linked reporter gene by dexamethasone (Dex). The hypothesis was tested by: a) co-transfecting HepG2 cells with a hGR and a luciferase (Luc)-reporter gene for performing in vitro investigations and b) by their co-injection into the tail vein of mice for in vivo investigation. In vitro co-transfected cells and the in vivo co-injected mice were then treated with Dex. Our results have led us to concluded that both transfection and injection of the hGR leads to a repression in the Dex-mediated induction of hARE-linked Luc activity both in vitro and in vivo settings. These findings suggest that this assay system allows screening of drug candidates affecting to a signal transduction pathway of the GR and AR and may help in the future discovery and analysis of novel and selection of GR and AR agonists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalGeneral Physiology and Biophysics
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

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Glucocorticoid Receptors
Response Elements
Luciferases
Dexamethasone
Androgens
Androgen Receptors
Reporter Genes
Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Proteins
Preclinical Drug Evaluations
Injections
Hep G2 Cells
Introns
Transfection
Tail
Veins
Signal Transduction
In Vitro Techniques
Proteins

Keywords

  • Androgen response element
  • Dexamethasone
  • Glucocorticoid
  • Glucocorticoid receptor
  • Glucocoticoid receptorAndrogen response element

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  • Physiology
  • Biophysics

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Jang, M. K., Chae, K. R., Hwang, D. Y., Kim, C. K., Kim, B. G., Shim, S. B., ... Kim, Y. K. (2007). Glucocorticoid receptor represses the Dex-mediated induction of human androgen response element-linked Luc activity. General Physiology and Biophysics, 26(1), 56-61.

Glucocorticoid receptor represses the Dex-mediated induction of human androgen response element-linked Luc activity. / Jang, M. K.; Chae, K. R.; Hwang, D. Y.; Kim, C. K.; Kim, B. G.; Shim, S. B.; Lee, S. W.; Lee, J. S.; Shin, J. S.; Lee, S. H.; Chung, Namhyun; Cho, J. S.; Choi, S. Y.; Kim, Yong Kyu.

In: General Physiology and Biophysics, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.03.2007, p. 56-61.

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Jang, MK, Chae, KR, Hwang, DY, Kim, CK, Kim, BG, Shim, SB, Lee, SW, Lee, JS, Shin, JS, Lee, SH, Chung, N, Cho, JS, Choi, SY & Kim, YK 2007, 'Glucocorticoid receptor represses the Dex-mediated induction of human androgen response element-linked Luc activity', General Physiology and Biophysics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 56-61.
Jang, M. K. ; Chae, K. R. ; Hwang, D. Y. ; Kim, C. K. ; Kim, B. G. ; Shim, S. B. ; Lee, S. W. ; Lee, J. S. ; Shin, J. S. ; Lee, S. H. ; Chung, Namhyun ; Cho, J. S. ; Choi, S. Y. ; Kim, Yong Kyu. / Glucocorticoid receptor represses the Dex-mediated induction of human androgen response element-linked Luc activity. In: General Physiology and Biophysics. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 56-61.
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