Journal article

The caudal-related homeodomain protein Cdx2 and hepatocyte nuclear factor 1alpha cooperatively regulate the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B7 gene promoter.

Philip A Gregory, Dione A Gardner-Stephen, Anne Rogers, Michael Z Michael, Peter I Mackenzie

Pharmacogenet Genomics | Published : 2006


The gastrointestinal tract, contains several UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) of the UGT1A and UGT2B subfamilies. UGT2B7 is one particular enzyme expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract that possesses broad substrate specificity towards orally administered drugs. Because the caudal-related homeodomain protein 2 (Cdx2) regulates many gastrointestinal properties, we sought to determine whether it could regulate the UGT2B7 promoter in the colon-derived cell line Caco-2. Levels of Cdx2 and UGT2B7 were measured in differentiated and non-differentiated Caco-2 cells by the quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The capacity of the UGT2B7 gene promoter to drive expression of the lucifera..

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