The activity of the rat class I alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) is enriched in certain tissues including the liver, intestine and testis. The tissue-specific expression of the gene encoding ADH in the rat was studied and found to closely correlate with tissue isozymic activity. A factor designated enhancer-site downstream binding protein (EDBP) was recently identified in the rat liver and found to interact with the proximal promoter of the class I ADH gene. The distribution of EDBP in nuclear extracts obtained from various tissues was examined based on its sequence-specific DNA binding property and found to correlate with tissue ADH expression. These findings suggest that EDBP is potentially a positive regulatory factor which is involved in controlling the tissue-specific expression of the ADH gene.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 30 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology