Literature on UGT1A8
UDP glucuronosyltransferase 1 family, polypeptide A8; UDPGT is of major importance in the conjugation and subsequent elimination of potentially toxic xenobiotics and endogenous compounds. This isoform glucuronidates bilirubin IX- alpha to form both the IX-alpha-C8 and IX-alpha-C12 monoconjugates and diconjugate. Is also able to catalyze the glucuronidation of 17beta-estradiol, 17alpha-ethinylestradiol, 1-hydroxypyrene, 4- methylumbelliferone, 1-naphthol, paranitrophenol, scopoletin, and umbelliferone. Isoform 2 lacks transferase activity but acts as a negative regulator of isoform 1; Belongs to the UDP-glycosyltransferase family.
Synonyms: UGT1A8, UGT1A1, UGT1A8p, hUGT1A8, P22309 ...