EPHX1

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EPHX1

A gene on chromosome 1q42.1 that encodes epoxide hydrolase-1. Epoxide hydrolases are critical biotransformation enzymes that activate and detoxify epoxides by breaking down aromatic compounds to dihydrodiols, which can be conjugated and excreted from the body.
 
Molecular pathology
EPHX1 mutations variously cause pre-eclampsia, epoxide hydrolase deficiency or increase epoxide hydrolase activity.
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Regiospecific expression of cytochrome P-450s and microsomal epoxide hydrolase in human brain tissue.
De Berardinis V, Moulis C, Maurice M, Beaune P, Pessayre D, Pompon D, Loeper J (2000) Human microsomal epoxide hydrolase is the target of germander-induced autoantibodies on the surface of human hepatocytes.
Quantitative RT-PCR measurement of cytochromes p450 1A1, 1B1, and 2B7, microsomal epoxide hydrolase, and NADPH oxidoreductase expression in lung cells of smokers and nonsmokers.
Association between lung cancer and microsomal epoxide hydrolase genotypes.