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See detailNormal thyroid structure and function in rhophilin 2-deficient mice
Behrends, J.; Clement, S.; Pajak, B. et al

in Molecular & Cellular Biology (2005), 25

Rhophilin 2 is a Rho GTPase binding protein initially isolated by differential screening of a chronically thyrotropin (TSH)-stimulated dog thyroid cDNA library. In thyroid cell culture, expression of ... [more ▼]

Rhophilin 2 is a Rho GTPase binding protein initially isolated by differential screening of a chronically thyrotropin (TSH)-stimulated dog thyroid cDNA library. In thyroid cell culture, expression of rhophilin 2 mRNA and protein is enhanced following TSH stimulation of the cyclic AMP (cAMP) transduction cascade. Yeast two-hybrid screening and coimmunoprecipitation have revealed that the GTP-bound form of RhoB and components of the cytoskeleton are protein partners of rhophilin 2. These results led us to suggest that rhophilin 2 could play an important role downstream of RhoB in the control of endocytosis during the thyroid secretory process which follows stimulation of the TSH/cAMP pathway. To validate this hypothesis, we generated rhophilin 2-deficient mice and analyzed their thyroid structure and function. Mice lacking rhophilin 2 develop normally, have normal life spans, and are fertile. They have no visible goiter and no obvious clinical signs of hyper- or hypothyroidism. The morphology of thyroid cells and follicles in these mice were normal, as were the different biological tests performed to investigate thyroid function. Our results indicate that rhophilin 2 does not play an essential role in thyroid physiology [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of cyclic AMP and its effect on protein kinase A in the mitogenic action of thyrotropin on the thyroid cell
Dremier, S.; Coulonval, K.; Perpete, S. et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2002), 968

Cyclic AMP has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation in many cell types and to activate it in some. The latter has been recognized only lately, thanks in large part to studies on the regulation of ... [more ▼]

Cyclic AMP has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation in many cell types and to activate it in some. The latter has been recognized only lately, thanks in large part to studies on the regulation of thyroid cell proliferation in dog thyroid cells. The steps that led to this conclusion are outlined. Thyrotropin activates cyclic accumulation in thyroid cells of all the studied species and also phospholipase C in human cells. It activates directly cell proliferation in rat cell lines, dog, and human thyroid cells but not in bovine or pig cells. The action of cyclic AMP is responsible for the proliferative effect of TSH. It accounts for several human diseases: congenital hyperthyroidism, autonomous adenomas, and Graves' disease; and, by default, for hypothyroidism by TSH receptor defect. Cyclic AMP proliferative action requires the activation of protein kinase A, but this effect is not sufficient to explain it. Cyclic AMP action also requires the permissive effect of IGF-1 or insulin through their receptors, mostly as a consequence of PI3 kinase activation. The mechanism of these effects at the level of cyclin and cyclin-dependent protein kinases involves an induction of cyclin D3 by IGF-1 and the cyclic AMP-elicited generation and activation of the cyclin D3-CDK4 complex [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification and characterization of mRNAs differentially expressed in thyroid cells stimulated by a mitogenic treatment
Pirson, I.; Behrens, J.; Savonet, V. et al

in Biochimie (1999), 81

he aim of our work is to identify new genes and proteins involved in the control of the proliferation of thyroid cells as putative protooncogenes and antioncogenes. Several strategies are discussed. A ... [more ▼]

he aim of our work is to identify new genes and proteins involved in the control of the proliferation of thyroid cells as putative protooncogenes and antioncogenes. Several strategies are discussed. A first study has allowed to identify three new genes. Further search will use the differential display and gene arrays methodology. The role of the identified proteins coded by the genes is studied in vitro by the search of partner proteins by the double hybrid method and in vivo by mice gene knockout technology [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of orphan G protein-coupled receptors
Vassart, G.; Parmentier, M.; Libert, M. et al

in Clinical Neuropharmacology (1992), 15

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