Reexamination of the electrophile response element sequences and context reveals a lack of consensus in gene function.

The electrophile response element (EpRE) is essential for regulation of many genes involved in protection against toxic agents. Putative EpRE core sequences (TGAnnnnGC) are localized in 5'-flanking regions (5'-UTR) of these genes but specificity of the internal bases and whether location affects function has not been refined. The catalytic subunit of human… CONTINUE READING