Ursodeoxycholic acid inhibits liver X receptor α-mediated hepatic lipogenesis via induction of the nuclear corepressor smile

Ji Min Lee, Gil Tae Gang, Don Kyu Kim, Yong Deuk Kim, Seung-Hoi Koo, Chul Ho Lee, Hueng Sik Choi

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Background: Small heterodimer partner interacting leucine zipper protein (SMILE) is a nuclear corepressor of the nuclear receptor family. Results: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) increases SMILE gene expression, which contributes to inhibiting liver X receptor α (LXRα)-mediated hepatic lipogenesis. Conclusion: UDCA-induced smile inhibits LXRα-mediated hepatic lipogenic gene expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1091
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 10


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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