Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules

2018 Edition
| Editors: Sangdun Choi

Steroid Receptor Coactivator Family

  • Marc J. TetelEmail author
  • Pui Man Rosalind Lai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67199-4_640


 ACTR;  AIB1;  GRIP1;  NcoA-1;  NCoA-2;  pCIP;  RAC3;  SRC-1;  SRC-2;  SRC-3;  TIF2;  TRAM-1

Historical Background

Steroid hormones have profound effects on physiology and behavior. Most of these biological effects of steroid hormones are mediated through their respective receptors, which are members of the steroid/nuclear receptor superfamily of transcriptional activators. These receptors can act in a classic genomic mechanism by interacting directly with DNA to alter transcription or at the membrane to rapidly activate cytoplasmic signaling pathways (Tetel and Lange 2009). In the classic genomic mechanism of action, nuclear receptor coregulators act to enhance (coactivators) or repress (corepressors) the transcriptional activity of these receptors. While over 300 coactivators have been identified to function in receptor transcription, the role of these coactivators in a wide range of human diseases is becoming better understood (Lonard et al. 2010). This review will focus...

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Studies contributed by the author’s laboratory were supported by grants from National Science Foundation IBN 0080818 and National Institutes of Health R01 DK61935 (MJT).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroscience ProgramWellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA