Differential gene dosage effects of Ad4BP/SF-1 on target tissue development

Fatchiyah, Mohamad Zubair, Yuichi Shima, Sanae Oka, Satoru Ishihara, Yuko Fukui-Katoh, Ken Ichirou Morohashi

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Ad4BP/SF-1 (NR5A1) was identified as a key regulator of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal and -adrenal axes. Loss-of-function studies revealed that Ad4BP/SF-1 is essential for the development of these tissues and spleen. Here, we generated transgenic mouse with BAC recombinants carrying a dual promoter and Tet-off system. These recombinants have a potential to express lacZ and Ad4BP/SF-1 in the tissues where endogenous Ad4BP/SF-1 is expressed. However, protein level of Ad4BP/SF-1 varied among the tissues of the transgenic mice and probably thereby the target tissues are affected differentially. The BAC-transgenic mice were applied to rescue Ad4BP/SF-1 KO mouse. Interestingly, the mice successfully rescued the gonad and spleen but failed to rescue the adrenal gland. This variation might be dependent on in part the protein expression levels among the tissues and in part on differential sensitivities to the gene dosage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1036-1045
Number of pages10
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 24 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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