Neuronal sensitivity to kainic acid is dependent on the Nrf2-mediated actions of the antioxidant response element.

The transcription factor, nuclear factor E2 (erythroid-derived 2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2), is essential for the induction of a battery of phase II detoxification genes through the antioxidant response element (ARE) that lies in their promoter region. Genes driven by the ARE are up-regulated in response to various stressors of the cellular environment. These… CONTINUE READING