Rat Liver X Receptor Beta (rLXRβ; nr1h2)
Liver X receptor β (LXRβ) is a member of the nuclear receptor family of transcription factors. LXRβ is encoded by the NR1H2 gene (nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group H, member 2). The Liver X receptors (LXRs) were originally identified as orphan members of the nuclear receptor superfamily because their ligands were unknown. Like other receptors in the family, LXRs heterodimerize with retinoid X receptor and bind to specific response elements (LXREs) characterized by direct repeats separated by 4 nucleotides.
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Differential Activation of Nuclear Receptors by Perflunoriated Fatty Acid Analogs and Natural Fatty Acids: A Comparison of Human, Mouse, and Rat Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Receptor-a, -b, and -c, Liver X Receptor-b, and Retinoid X Receptor-a
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