Dexamethasone inhibits α-fetoprotein gene expression in developing mouse liver

Patricia Commer, Charles Schwartz, Steven Tracy, Taiki Tamaoki, Jen Fu Chiu

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Abstract

The effect of dexamethasone on α-fetoprotein gene expression was studied in newborn mice. The treatment of 3 day old mice with 1 μg/gm body weight of dexamethasone twice a day reduced the α-fetoprotein level in serum to about 2.5% of the normal control level after 4 days of administration. The level of α-fetoprotein mRNA sequences in the cytoplasm decreased to about 1% of the control over this same period. Furthermore, only an extremely low concentration of α-fetoprotein mRNA sequences in nuclear RNA could be detected even at a high Crot. These results suggest that dexamethasone inhibits transcription of the α-fetoprotein gene in newborn mice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1294-1299
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 1979

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Fetal Proteins
Gene expression
Liver
Dexamethasone
Gene Expression
Nuclear RNA
Messenger RNA
Level control
Transcription
Cytoplasm
Genes
Body Weight
Serum

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  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Dexamethasone inhibits α-fetoprotein gene expression in developing mouse liver. / Commer, Patricia; Schwartz, Charles; Tracy, Steven; Tamaoki, Taiki; Chiu, Jen Fu.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 89, No. 4, 28.08.1979, p. 1294-1299.

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Commer, Patricia ; Schwartz, Charles ; Tracy, Steven ; Tamaoki, Taiki ; Chiu, Jen Fu. / Dexamethasone inhibits α-fetoprotein gene expression in developing mouse liver. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 1979 ; Vol. 89, No. 4. pp. 1294-1299.
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