The liver X receptors, LXRA and LXRB, form a subfamily of the nuclear receptor superfamily and are key regulators of macrophage function, controlling transcriptional programs involved in lipid homeostasis and inflammation. The inducible LXRA is highly expressed in liver, adrenal gland, intestine, adipose tissue, macrophages, lung, and kidney, whereas LXRB is ubiquitously expressed. Ligand-activated LXRs form obligate heterodimers with retinoid X receptors and regulate expression of target genes containing LXR response elements.
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Protein Aliases: liver X nuclear receptor beta; Liver X receptor beta; LX receptor beta; nuclear orphan receptor LXR-beta; Nuclear receptor NER; Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group H member 2; nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group H, member 2; Oxysterols receptor LXR-beta; steroid hormone-nuclear receptor NER; Ubiquitously-expressed nuclear receptor
Gene Aliases: LXR-b; LXRB; NER; NER-I; NR1H2; RIP15; UNR
UniProt ID: (Human) P55055
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 7376