retinoid X receptor ( RXR) is a type of  nuclear receptor that is activated by 9-cis retinoic acid. 9-cis-13,14-dihydro-retinoic acid appears to be an RXR-selective agonist, at least in mice.  There are three retinoic X receptors (RXR):  , RXR-alpha , and RXR-beta , encoded by the RXR-gamma , RXRA , RXRB genes, respectively. RXRG
heterodimerizes with subfamily 1 nuclear receptors including CAR, FXR, LXR, PPAR,  PXR, RAR, TR, and VDR.
As with other
type II nuclear receptors, the RXR heterodimer in the absence of ligand is bound to hormone response elements complexed with corepressor protein. Binding of agonist ligands to RXR results in dissociation of corepressor and recruitment of coactivator protein, which, in turn, promotes transcription of the downstream target gene into mRNA and eventually protein.
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