Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1988 Nov;85(22):8444-8.

A gene inducible by serum growth factors encodes a member of the steroid and thyroid hormone receptor superfamily.

Author information

  • 1Department of Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611.


We previously identified, by cDNA cloning, a set of genes that are expressed during the G0/G1 transition (cell cycle reentry) in mouse fibroblasts. These immediate early genes are transcriptionally activated within minutes of addition of serum or purified growth factors, and their mRNAs are superinduced in the presence of protein-synthesis inhibitors. We report here that one of these genes, represented by nur/77 cDNA (originally called 3CH77), encodes a member of the superfamily of ligand-binding transcription factors that includes the steroid and thyroid hormone receptors. The nur/77 cDNA sequence encodes a protein of 601 amino acids containing two regions of sequence similarity to members of this nuclear receptor superfamily, corresponding to their DNA-binding and ligand-binding domains. These results suggest that the growth factor-inducible immediate early gene nur/77 encodes a ligand-binding protein that regulates the genomic response to growth factors.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center