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Record number 347520
Title Differential induction of electrophile-responsive element-regulated genes by n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Author(s) Beelen, V.A. van; Aarts, M.G.M.; Reus, A.; Mooibroek, H.; Sijtsma, L.; Bosch, H.J.; Rietjens, I.M.C.M.; Alink, G.M.
Source FEBS Letters 580 (2006)19. - ISSN 0014-5793 - p. 4587 - 4590.
Department(s) AFSG Biobased Products
Laboratory of Genetics
PRI Bioscience
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) antioxidant response - fish-oil - dietary - carcinogenesis - mechanisms - protection - oxidation - reductase - pathway - cancer
Abstract In this study the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid appear to be effective inducers of electrophile-responsive element (EpRE) regulated genes, whereas the n-6 PUFA arachidonic acid is not. These n-3 PUFAs need to be oxidized to induce EpRE-regulated gene expression, as the antioxidant vitamin E can partially inhibit the PUFA induced dose-dependent effect. Results were obtained using a reporter gene assay, real-time RT-PCR and enzyme activity assays. The induction of EpRE-regulated phase II genes by n-3 PUFAs may be a major pathway by which n-3 PUFAs, in contrast to n-6 PUFAs, are chemopreventive and anticarcinogenic.
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