We have previously reported a family, Kindred A, with autosomal dominant generalized thyroid hormone resistance in which affected members were found to have a mutation in the carboxy-terminal domain of the c-erbAβ thyroid hormone receptor. In the current study, the thyroid hormone and DNA-binding properties of this mutant receptor were determined using c-erbAβ protein synthesized in vitro. Both the wild-type human placental c-erbAβ and Kindred A receptors bound [125I]-triiodothyronine, although the Kindred A receptor had decreased affinity for the hormone. The affinity for triiodothyronine was 4.5 × 109 M-1 and 2.3 × 1010 M-1 for the mutant and wild-type receptors, respectively. No abnormality of DNA-binding was detected with the Kindred A receptor using a sensitive avidin-biotin DNA-binding assay with DNA fragments containing thyroid hormone response elements. The Kindred A mutant receptor which displays abnormal triiodothyronine-binding but normal DNA-binding activities in vitro acts as a dominant negative inhibitor of thyroid hormone action in man.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Sep 14 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology