Pescadillo interacts with the cadmium response element of the human heme oxygenase-1 promoter in renal epithelial cells.


Renal tubular cells elicit adaptive responses following exposure to nephrotoxins, such as cadmium. One response is the up-regulation of the 32-kDa redox-sensitive protein, heme oxygenase-1. Exposure of renal proximal tubular epithelial cells to 10 mum cadmium demonstrated induction ( approximately 20-fold) of heme oxygenase-1 mRNA and protein. Using a 4.5… (More)