Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA


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    Lavoie H. The role of GATA in mammalian reproduction. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2003;228:1282-90 pubmed
    ..This review will cover the current knowledge regarding GATA expression and function at all levels of the reproductive axis. ..
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    Lavoie H, McCoy G, Blake C. Expression of the GATA-4 and GATA-6 transcription factors in the fetal rat gonad and in the ovary during postnatal development and pregnancy. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2004;227:31-40 pubmed
    ..In all postnatal ovaries, the expression of P450scc localized with tissue expressing GATA-4 and/or GATA-6, but GATA expression also occurred in P450scc negative cells. ..
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    Lavoie H, DeSimone D, Gillio Meina C, Hui Y. Cloning and characterization of porcine ovarian estrogen receptor beta isoforms. Biol Reprod. 2002;66:616-23 pubmed
    ..ER beta is abundant in porcine ovary, and a naturally occurring splice variant missing exon 5 may have biological function. ..
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    Lavoie H, Singh D, Hui Y. Concerted regulation of the porcine steroidogenic acute regulatory protein gene promoter activity by follicle-stimulating hormone and insulin-like growth factor I in granulosa cells involves GATA-4 and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta. Endocrinology. 2004;145:3122-34 pubmed
    ..These data indicate that GATA-4 and C/EBPbeta are both required for FSH +/- IGF-I stimulation of the porcine steroidogenic acute regulatory protein gene promoter in homologous granulosa cell cultures. ..