Dioxin responsive element

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DRE (dioxin responsive element): XRE, xenobiotic responsive element), a short sequence of DNA which binds the dimer of AHR+ARNT and initiates the transcription of a gene. The structure of DRE in the case of CYP1A1 gene is 5'-TNGCGTG-3'. [1]


  1. Jouko Tuomisto, Terttu Vartiainen and Jouni T. Tuomisto: Dioxin synopsis. Report. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), ISSN 1798-0089 ; 14/2011 [1]