Nuclear receptor full-length architectures: confronting myth and illusion with high resolution

The crystal structures of three nuclear receptor (NR) complexes have emerged to reveal their multidomain architectures on DNA. These pictures provide unprecedented views of interfacial couplings between the DNA-binding domains (DBDs) and ligand-binding domains (LBDs). The detailed pictures contrast with previous interpretations of low-resolution electron microscopy (EM) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) data, which […]

RXR agonist modulates TR: corepressor dissociation upon 9-cis retinoic acid treatment

Transcriptional regulation controlled by thyroid hormone receptor (TR) drives events such as development, differentiation and metabolism. TRs may act either as homodimers, or as heterodimers with retinoid X receptor (RXR). Thyroid hormone T3 (3, 3`,5 triiodo-L-thyronine) preferentially binds TR:RXR heterodimers, which activate transcription through coactivator recruitment. However, it is unclear if TR:RXR heterodimers may also […]