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Medical Term:

nuclear hormone receptor


Definition: member of large family of intracellular molecules that act as ligand-activated transcription factors; all steroid and thyroid hormones and retinoic acid exert their effects through nuclear receptors. Member molecules that have no known ligand have been called orphan nuclear receptor.

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