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Sci. STKE, 14 December 1999
Vol. 1999, Issue 12, p. pe1
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.1999.12.pe1]

MEETING REPORT: Signaling Themes Shared Between Peptide and Steroid Hormones at the Plasma Membrane

Cheryl S. Watson

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

A review of the meeting "Steroid Receptor Family Members in the Plasma Membrane: The Proteins and their Functions," FASEB Summer Research Conference, Copper Mountain, Colorado, 8 through 13 August 1999

Abstract: Steroid hormone receptors are primarily thought of as transcriptional regulators that are activated by ligand binding. However, there is also evidence for "nongenomic" actions of steroid hormones. Cheryl Watson summarizes a recent meeting that brought together researchers exploring these rapid effects of steroid hormones that occur in the absence of new protein synthesis. Current evidence for the existence of membrane steroid receptors, which may or may not be related to the well-known nuclear receptors, is discussed.

Citation: C. S. Watson, MEETING REPORT: Signaling Themes Shared Between Peptide and Steroid Hormones at the Plasma Membrane. Sci. STKE 1999, pe1 (1999).

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