Expression of human paraoxonase (PON1) during development.


BACKGROUND Paraoxonase (PON1), a HDL-associated enzyme, protects against toxicity from specific organophosphorus compounds and oxidized lipids. Common polymorphisms in the PON1 gene have been identified and characterized in the coding region, 5' regulatory region and 3' UTR. The Q192R coding region polymorphism determines substrate-dependent differences in… (More)