Oct 1, 1989

Cell-specific induction of mouse Cyp1a1 mRNA during development

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
A DeyD W Nebert


The dioxin-inducible cytochrome P(1)450 (Cyp1a1 gene) and P(3)450 (Cyp1a2 gene) enzymes have been implicated in the metabolism of numerous polycyclic hydrocarbons and arylamines, respectively. The prototypic inducer 3-methylcholanthrene was given to the pregnant mouse, and the intrauterine response was examined with the use of in situ hybridization. During the early postimplantation stage, inducible Cyp1a1 mRNA is detected in specific cell types in the extraembryonic tissues only. This selective expression along with the lack of detectable constitutive Cyp1a1 and constitutive or inducible Cyp1a2 gene transcripts between 5.3 and 14.5 days of gestation suggest that (i) these two genes appear to play no endogenous role during differentiation and (ii) the metabolic activity of the inducible Cyp1a1 enzyme may be important to the embryo and fetus from the standpoint of protection against toxic foodstuff and other environmental chemicals.

Mentioned in this Paper

Metabolic Process, Cellular
Enzymes, antithrombotic
CYP1A2 gene
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2
Embryo AND Fetus

About this Paper

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.