Journal article

Cloning and expression of a DAX1 homologue in the chicken embryo

CA Smith, V Clifford, PS Western, SA Wilcox, KS Bell, AH Sinclair

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology | BIOSCIENTIFICA LTD | Published : 2000


DAX1 is an unusual member of the orphan nuclear receptor family of transcription factors. Mutations in human DAX1 cause X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita, while abnormal duplication of the gene is responsible for male-to-female dosage-sensitive sex reversal. Based on these and other observations, DAX1 is thought to play a role in adrenal and gonadal development in mammals. As DAX1 has not previously been described in any other vertebrate, a putative avian DAX1 clone was isolated from an embryonic chicken (Gallus domesticus) urogenital ridge cDNA library. The expression profile of this cDNA was then examined during gonadogenesis. The clone included the conserved 3' ligand-binding motif id..

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