Essential role in vivo of upstream stimulatory factors for a normal dietary response of the fatty acid synthase gene in the liver.

In the liver, transcription of several genes encoding lipogenic and glycolytic enzymes, in particular the gene for fatty acid synthase (FAS), is known to be stimulated by dietary carbohydrates. The molecular dissection of the FAS promoter pointed out the critical role of an E box motif, located at position -65 with respect to the start site of transcription… CONTINUE READING