Recently the complete genomic sequences for three very different multicellular organisms have been published, from one nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans), one fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and human (Homo sapiens). Of course, this means a breakthrough in many ways for biological research. Summarised in this article are the findings made using these genomic sequences regarding the protein family of nuclear receptors. This is a group of transcription factors involved in many important biological processes, i.e. regulation of cholesterol homeostasis and fertility; classical members of this protein family are, amongst others, the receptors for estradiol and progesterone.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nuclear receptors in man, fly and worm provide greater understanding of disease|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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