Expression profile of NSDHL in human peripheral tissues

Marie Morimoto, Christèle Du Souich, Joanne Trinh, Keith W. McLarren, Cornelius F. Boerkoel*, Glenda Hendson

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
5 Zitate (Scopus)


NAD(P) steroid dehydrogenase-like (NSDHL) is an X-linked gene that encodes a 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. Loss-of-function mutations in NSDHL cause Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform erythroderma and Limb Defects (CHILD) and CK syndromes. CHILD syndrome is a male lethal X-linked dominant disorder characterized by asymmetric skin and limb anomalies in affected females. CK syndrome is an intellectual disability disorder characterized by disproportionate short stature, brain malformations, and dysmorphic features in affected males. To understand better the relationship of the expression of mRNA and protein encoded by human NSDHL to the peripheral malformations of these disorders, we characterized the peripheral expression of the mRNA and protein by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry. We also profiled the mRNA expression of mouse Nsdhl by in situ hybridization. Expression of the mRNA and protein encoded by human NSDHL parallels that of mouse Nsdhl mRNA for most but not all tissues. Furthermore, human NSDHL protein and mouse Nsdhl mRNA were expressed in tissues synthesizing cholesterol and steroids and in all peripheral tissues affected by CHILD or CK syndromes.

ZeitschriftJournal of Molecular Histology
Seiten (von - bis)95-106
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 02.2012


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