Nucleic Acids Research
Estrogen receptor (ER) is a ligand-dependent transcriptional regulator. ER protein has several functionally distinct regions, including a DNA-binding domain in its midportion, a ligand binding domain in the carboxy terminal region, and at least one domain, in the amino terminal region, that influences the magnitude of transcriptional enhancement (1,2). We now report the sequence of a frequently occurring ER genetic variant that carries two point mutations in the region of the gene encoding the amino terminal domain of the protein.
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