Dephosphorylation of Sp1 at Ser-59 by protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is required for induction of CYP1A1 transcription after treatment with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin or omeprazole.

@article{Shimoyama2014DephosphorylationOS,
  title={Dephosphorylation of Sp1 at Ser-59 by protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is required for induction of CYP1A1 transcription after treatment with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin or omeprazole.},
  author={S Shimoyama and Shuya Kasai and Brigitte Kahn-Perl{\`e}s and Hideaki Kikuchi},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2014},
  volume={1839 2},
  pages={107-15}
}
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a transcription factor that is activated by either 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) or omeprazole (OP). Activated AhR can induce CYP1A1 transcription by binding to the xenobiotic responsive element (XRE). However, the mechanism of activation of the CYP1A1 promoter region is poorly understood. Previous reports showed that Sp1 could bind to a GC-rich region near the CYP1A1 promoter. This study sought to clarify the function of Sp1 in CYP1A1… CONTINUE READING