Identification of a gene induced by glucocorticoids in murine T-cells: a potential G protein-coupled receptor

Mol Endocrinol. 1991 Sep;5(9):1331-8. doi: 10.1210/mend-5-9-1331.


Using cDNA cloning techniques we previously identified a set of genes induced by glucocorticoids and cAMP in murine T-lymphocytes. We report here the sequence of one of these cDNA clones (clone 4.2), renamed here as glucocorticoid-induced receptor (GIR), which encodes a potential new member of the family of receptors that couple to G-proteins. Several different forms of cDNA for this gene were isolated and shown to correspond to multiple mRNA species in lymphoid cells using an RNase protection assay. The cDNA clone corresponding to the most abundant form of GIR mRNA encodes a precursor protein of 423 amino acids, with a putative signal peptide of 17 amino acids. A hydropathy plot reveals the presence of seven hydrophobic regions, with significant similarities to other G-protein-coupled receptors.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Multigene Family / genetics
  • Organ Specificity
  • Protein Conformation
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / genetics*
  • Receptors, Neurotransmitter / genetics*
  • Receptors, Tachykinin
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • T-Lymphocytes / ultrastructure*


  • RNA, Messenger
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Receptors, Neurotransmitter
  • Receptors, Tachykinin
  • GTP-Binding Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M64566
  • GENBANK/M80481
  • GENBANK/M80610
  • GENBANK/S77010
  • GENBANK/S77013
  • GENBANK/S77016
  • GENBANK/S77018
  • GENBANK/S77021
  • GENBANK/S77052
  • GENBANK/S77056