Activation of metallothionein transcription by 4-hydroxynonenal.

Metallothioneins (MTs) protect cells from oxidative damage by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS). Concurrent with protecting cells from ROS-mediated damage, MT transcription is induced by ROS. ROS activate transcription by affecting several signal transduction pathways, many of which have been implicated in regulating MT transcription. ROS-activated… CONTINUE READING