Characterization of the rat RALDH1 promoter. A functional CCAAT and octamer motif are critical for basal promoter activity.

Retinal dehydrogenase type 1 (RALDH1) catalyzes the oxidation of retinal to retinoic acid (RA), a metabolite of vitamin A important for embryogenesis and tissue differentiation. Rat RALDH1 is expressed to high levels in developing kidney, and in stomach, intestine epithelia. To understand the mechanisms of the transcriptional regulation of rat RALDH1, we… CONTINUE READING