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The Unliganded Glucocorticoid Receptor as a Transcriptional Regulator in Mammary Epithelial Cells
This work presents the first evidence of a ligand-independent role for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) as a positive regulator of gene expression in mammary cells. We have demonstrated that unliganded GR interacts directly ...
Glucocorticoid Receptor Function and its Role in Tamoxifen Resistance
The function of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is crucial for the development and proliferation of normal human breast cells. The primary activity of GR is in its binding to glucocorticoids and the subsequent activation ...
Characterization of Glucocorticoid Receptor Promoter Methylation in Breast Cancer
Epidemiological studies have identified psychological stress as a significant risk factor in breast cancer. The stress response is regulated by the HPA axis in the brain and is mediated by glucocorticoid receptor (GR) ...
Glucocorticoid Receptor (NR3C1) Promoter Methylation as a Circulating Breast Cancer Biomarker and its Role in Tamoxifen Sensitivity
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) binds glucocorticoids and transcriptionally regulates genes involved in immune response, cellular proliferation, and apoptosis. Previous work in our lab using MeDIP followed by qPCR found ...