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Non-genomic ecdysone effects and the invertebrate nuclear steroid hormone receptor EcR--new role for an "old" receptor?

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Abstract

The ecdysteroids (Ec), invertebrate steroid hormones, elicit genomic but also non-genomic effects. By analogy to vertebrates, non-genomic responses towards Ec may be mediated not only by distinct membrane-integrated but also by membrane-associated receptors like the classical nuclear ecdysteroid receptor (EcR) of arthropods. This is supported by a comparison of physiological properties between invertebrate and vertebrate steroid hormone systems and recent findings on the subcellular localization of EcR. The measured or predicted high degree of conformational flexibility of both Ec and the ligand binding domain (LBD) of EcR give rise to a conformational compatibility model: the compatibility between conformations of the cognate receptor's ligand binding domain and structures or conformations of the ligand would determine their interaction and eventually the initiation of genomic versus non-genomic pathways. This model could also explain why specific non-genomic effects are generally not observed with non-steroidal agonists of the bisacylhydrazine group.

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inserm-00390884 , version 1 (02-06-2009)

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Uwe Schlattner, Xanthe Vafopoulou, Colin G. H. Steel, Robert E. Hormann, Markus Lezzi. Non-genomic ecdysone effects and the invertebrate nuclear steroid hormone receptor EcR--new role for an "old" receptor?. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 2006, 247 (1-2), pp.64-72. ⟨10.1016/j.mce.2005.12.051⟩. ⟨inserm-00390884⟩

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