Induced expression of drug metabolizing enzymes by preventive agents: role of the antioxidant response element.

@article{Lubet2009InducedEO,
  title={Induced expression of drug metabolizing enzymes by preventive agents: role of the antioxidant response element.},
  author={Ronald A. Lubet and Ruisheng Yao and Clinton J. Grubbs and M. D. Su Jeong You and Yian Wang},
  journal={Chemico-biological interactions},
  year={2009},
  volume={182 1},
  pages={22-8}
}
Identifying agents that block tumor initiation is a goal of cancer prevention. The ability of a chemically varied group of agents to induce various drug metabolizing genes in livers of rats was examined. Sprague-Dawley rats were treated for 7 days with various agents in the diet or by gavage. The agents examined, which might be expected to respond via specific nuclear receptors (CAR, AhR) as well as antioxidant response elements (AREs), included Phase I/II inducers [5,6-benzoflavone (BF, 5000mg… CONTINUE READING