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We provide here a list of 481 P450 genes and 22 pseudogenes, plus all accession numbers that have been reported as of October 18, 1995. These genes have been described in 85 eukaryote (including vertebrates, invertebrates, fungi, and plants) and 20 prokaryote species. Of 74 gene families so far described, 14 families exist in all mammals examined to date.(More)
Cytochrome P450 14alpha-sterol demethylases (CYP51) are essential enzymes in sterol biosynthesis in eukaryotes. CYP51 removes the 14alpha-methyl group from sterol precursors such as lanosterol, obtusifoliol, dihydrolanosterol, and 24(28)-methylene-24,25-dihydrolanosterol. Inhibitors of CYP51 include triazole antifungal agents fluconazole and itraconazole,(More)
The pikromycin (Pik)/methymycin biosynthetic pathway of Streptomyces venezuelae represents a valuable system for dissecting the fundamental mechanisms of modular polyketide biosynthesis, aminodeoxysugar assembly, glycosyltransfer, and hydroxylation leading to the production of a series of macrolide antibiotics, including the natural ketolides narbomycin and(More)
In this article, current knowledge about the mechanism of action of ACTH will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on events which occur subsequent to binding of ACTH to its receptor, stimulation of adenylate cyclase, and activation of protein kinase. In the first part of the review, the acute action of ACTH will be discussed with emphasis on present(More)
Regions within the 5'-flanking sequence of the bovine CYP17 (P-450(17)alpha) gene which are required for cAMP-dependent regulation of transcription have been localized by transient transfection of chimeric reporter gene constructs into mouse adrenal tumor Y1 cells. Two sequences have been found which individually confer cAMP responsiveness to reporter(More)
The CYP51 family is an intriguing subject for fundamental P450 structure/function studies and is also an important clinical drug target. This review updates information on the variety of the CYP51 family members, including their physiological roles, natural substrates and substrate preferences, and catalytic properties in vitro. We present experimental(More)
Sterol 14 alpha-demethylase (CYP51) is the single cytochrome P450 (CYP) required for sterol biosynthesis in different phyla, and it is the most widely distributed P450 gene family being found in all biological kingdoms. It catalyzes the first step following cyclization in sterol biosynthesis such as removal of the 14 alpha-methyl group from lanosterol in(More)
The CYP monooxygenase, CYP2B12, is the first identified skin-specific cytochrome P450 enzyme. It is characterized by high, constitutive expression in an extrahepatic tissue, the sebaceous glands of cutaneous tissues. It is expressed exclusively in a subset of differentiated keratinocytes called sebocytes, as demonstrated by Northern blot analysis, in situ(More)
Sterol 14alpha-demethylase encoded by CYP51 is a mixed-function oxidase involved in sterol synthesis in eukaryotic organisms. Completion of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome project revealed that a protein having homology to mammalian 14alpha-demethylases might be present in this bacterium. Using genomic DNA from mycobacterial strain H(37)Rv, we have(More)