Bhat, Gunaje Jayarama and Padmanaban, Govindarajan (1988) Heme is a positive regulator of cytochrome P-450 gene transcription. In: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 264 (2). pp. 584-590.
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Inhibitors of heme biosynthesis such as CoCl2, 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole, and thioacetamide block the 3-methylcholanthrene-mediated induction of cytochrome P-450 (c + d) messenger RNAs and their transcription in rat liver. This effect is specific, since the messenger RNA levels for albumin and glutathione transferase (Ya + Yc) and their transcription are not significantly influenced under conditions of heme depletion. Exogenous administration of heme at very low doses (50 μg/100 g body wt) is able to completely counteract the effects of the heme biosynthetic inhibitors on cytochrome P-450 (c + d) messenger RNA levels and their transcription. This constitutes a direct proof for the role of heme as a positive regulator of cytochrome P-450 gene transcription.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||20 Sep 2010 04:25|
|Last Modified:||20 Sep 2010 04:25|
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