EPHX2

(redirected from epoxide hydrolase 2)

EPHX2

A gene on chromosome 8p21 that encodes epoxide hydrolase-2. 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
EPHX2 mutations are associated with familial hypercholesterolaemia.