Genetic polymorphisms in the promoter region of catalase gene, creates new potential PAX-6 and STAT4 response elements

  • Khyber Saify
  • Published 2016 in Molecular biology research communications

Abstract

Catalase (CAT, OMIM: 115500) is an endogenous antioxidant enzyme and genetic variations in the regulatory regions of the CAT gene may alter the CAT enzyme activity and subsequently may alter the risk of oxidative stress related disease. In this study, potential influence(s) of the A-21T (rs7943316) and C-262T (rs1001179) genetic polymorphisms in the CAT promoter region, using the ALGGEN-PROMO.v8.3 online software were analyzed. Our findings show that the A allele at the -21 position creates a new potential binding site for PAX-6 and the T allele at the -262 position changes the TFII-I binding site into STAT4 response element. The PAX-6 and STAT4 are the multifunctional and enhancing transcription factors.

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@inproceedings{Saify2016GeneticPI, title={Genetic polymorphisms in the promoter region of catalase gene, creates new potential PAX-6 and STAT4 response elements}, author={Khyber Saify}, booktitle={Molecular biology research communications}, year={2016} }