Regulation of and actin mRNA by thyroid hormone in the developing rat brain

Sarkar, Sumita ; Chaudhury, Sukanya ; Sarkar, Pranab Kumar (1997) Regulation of and actin mRNA by thyroid hormone in the developing rat brain NeuroReport, 8 (5). pp. 1267-1271. ISSN 0959-4965

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The relative sensitivity of the two isotypes of actin mRNA (β and γ ) to thyroid hormone (T3) was examined by comparing the steady state levels of these mRNAs with their rates of transcription in cerebra from normal and hypothyroid rats of different ages, covering the period of synaptogenesis (days 1-20 postnatal). Hypothyroidism was associated with a reduction in the steady state level of β-actin mRNA during the entire period, but levels of γ-actin mRNA were reduced only during the early phase of synaptogenesis (first week). The rats of transcription of both β- and γ-actin mRNAs were stimulated by T3 during the early phase but that of β-actin mRNAs was relatively more sensitive to T3 than γ-actin mRNA. The lack of correlation between the rates of transcription of β- and γ-actin mRNA at different ages with their corresponding steady-state levels suggests additional post-transcriptional regulation.

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Keywords:[gamma]-Actin mRNA; [beta]-Actin mRNA; Thyroid Hormone; Transcription Regulation
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