Subcellular distribution of rat liver NADPH-2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase

Michinao Mizugaki, Akihiko Hirose, Hideaki Suzuki, Koichi Miura, Kiyoto Edo, Yoshihisa Tomioka

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The subcellular distribution of 2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase (EC., DCR) in rat liver was studied biochemically and immunochemically after the induction of clofibrate. DCR activity was mainly detected in the mitochondrial fraction by sucrose density gradient centrifugation in the livers of both normal and clofibrate-treated rats. It was also shown that the polyclonal antibody against purified DCR detected the enzyme in the mitochondrial fraction. However, the antibodies, which were affinity purified using the purified mitochondrial DCR or were epitope-selected using the fusion-polypeptide expressed from the mitochondrial cDNA clone (λgt11- RDR181), were cross-reacted with the peroxisomal DCR. These results suggest that peroxisomal DCR is immunochemically indistinguishable from mitochondrial DCR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-181
Number of pages6
JournalBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Feb


  • 2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase
  • mitochondrial enzyme
  • peroxisomal enzyme
  • rat liver
  • unsaturated fatty acid
  • β-oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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