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Diversity of Quaternary Structures Regulates Nuclear Receptor Activities
- Fuentes-Prior, Pablo, Rojas, Ana, Hagler, Arnold T., Estébanez-Perpiñá, Eva
- Trends in biochemical sciences 2019 v.44 no.1 pp. 2-6
- dimerization, homeostasis, metabolism, multiprotein complexes, receptors, transcription (genetics)
- Nuclear receptors (NRs) form homo- and/or heterodimers as central scaffolds of multiprotein complexes, which activate or repress gene transcription to regulate development, homeostasis, and metabolism. Recent studies on NR quaternary structure reveal novel mechanisms of receptor dimerization, the existence of tetrameric chromatin-bound NRs, and previously unanticipated protein–protein/protein–DNA interactions.