Journal article

Transcription factor expression in the hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system of the dehydrated rat: Upregulation of gonadotrophin inducible transcription factor 1 mRNA is mediated by cAMP-dependent protein kinase A

Jing Qiu, Song Yao, Charles Hindmarch, Vagner Antunes, Julian Paton, David Murphy

JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE | SOC NEUROSCIENCE | Published : 2007

Abstract

The supraoptic (SON) and paraventricular (PVN) nuclei of the hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system (HNS) undergo a dramatic function-related plasticity during dehydration. We hypothesize that alterations in steady-state transcript levels might be partially responsible for this remodeling. In turn, regulation of transcript abundance might be mediated by transcription factors. We used microarrays to identify changes in the expression of mRNAs encoding transcription factors in response to water deprivation in the SON. We observed downregulation of 10 and upregulation of 28 transcription factor transcripts. For five of the upregulated mRNAs, namely gonadotropin inducible ovarian transcription fact..

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