Gene Structure and Regulation of Cytochrome P-450

  • Y. Fujii-Kuriyama
  • A. Fujisawa-Sehara
  • K. Sogawa
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Toxicology book series (TOXICOLOGY, volume 13)


Cytochrome P-450 is a collective term for a group of hemoproteins which catalyze monooxygenase reactions of steroids, fatty acids, prostaglandins and an almost infinite number of lipophilic xenobiotics. Generally speaking, most of the constituent members of the P-450 superfamily, if not all, are inducible enzymes. Their specific forms are induced in response to either endogenous or exogenous inducers.


Inducible Expression Upstream Regulatory Region Constituent Member Cryptic Form Xenobiotic Responsive Element 
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phenobarbital, PB 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-diox- in


chloramphenicol acelytransferase


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Fujii-Kuriyama
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Fujisawa-Sehara
    • 1
    • 3
  • K. Sogawa
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryCancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer ResearchToshima-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Division of Molecular GeneticsNational Institute of Neuroscience, NCNPKodaira, TokyoJapan

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