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Nature. 1987 Dec 17-23;330(6149):624-9.

Identification of a receptor for the morphogen retinoic acid.

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  • 1Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California 92037.


Analysis of complementary DNA encoding a novel gene product reveals striking similarity to the steroid and thyroid hormone receptors. Binding and transcription activational studies show it to be a receptor for the vitamin A-related morphogen retinoic acid.

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