Retinoid X Receptors
Retinoid X receptors (RXR) are members of the NR2B family of nuclear receptors and are common binding partners to many other nuclear receptors, including PPARs, liver X receptors (LXRs) and vitamin D receptors (VDR). RXR heterodimers act as ligand-dependent transcriptional regulators and increase the DNA-binding efficiency of its partner.
Despite numerous studies, the physiological role of RXRs have yet to been fully elucidated and, as they can also exist as homodimers, there is the possibility that an independent RXR signaling pathway exists.
There are three RXR subtypes; RXRα, RXRβ and RXRγ, each with two major isoforms (1 and 2). RXRα is expressed in the liver, kidney, epidermis and intestine, RXRβ is widely distributed and RXRγ is restricted to muscle, pituitary gland and certain parts of the brain.
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