The effect of clofibrate, a hypolipidemic drug and a potent peroxisome proliferator, on expression of a nonperoxisomal transthyretin (prealbumin) gene was studied using rats fed clofibrate for various periods. Upon feeding a diet containing clofibrate, the level of transthyretin mRNA was down-regulated, reaching 20% of the control level, in an almost reciprocal time course to that of increases in the levels of peroxisomal mRNAs. Studies on expression of other steroid hormone regulated genes suggest that clofibrate may down-regulate several but not all types of steroid hormone regulated mRNA expression.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 30 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology