Enhanced expression of the transcription factor Nrf2 by cancer chemopreventive agents: role of antioxidant response element-like sequences in the nrf2 promoter.

Abstract

Induction of phase 2 enzymes, which neutralize reactive electrophiles and act as indirect antioxidants, is an important mechanism for protection against carcinogenesis. The transcription factor Nrf2, which binds to the antioxidant response element (ARE) found in the upstream regulatory region of many phase 2 genes, is essential for the induction of these… (More)

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