Stoiber M, Celniker S, Cherbas L, Brown B, Cherbas P. Diverse Hormone Response Networks in 41 Independent Drosophila Cell Lines. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Jan 15. pii: g3.115.023366. PMID: 26772746.
From the abstract: "Steroid hormones induce cascades of gene activation and repression with transformative effects on cell fate. Steroid transduction plays a major role in the development and physiology of nearly all metazoan species, and in the progression of the most common forms of cancer. Despite the paramount importance of steroids in developmental and translational biology, a complete map of transcriptional response has not been developed for any hormone. In the case of 20-hydroxyecdysone (ecdysone) in Drosophila melanogaster, these trajectories range from apoptosis to immortalization. We mapped the ecdysone transduction network in a cohort of 41 cell lines, the largest such atlas yet assembled. ... This atlas of steroid response reveals organizing principles of gene regulation by a model type II nuclear receptor and lays the foundation for comprehensive and predictive understanding of the ecdysone transduction network in the fruit fly."