Gene Symbol: ahr1b
Description: aryl hydrocarbon receptor 1b
Alias: si:dkey-159d6.1, aryl hydrocarbon receptor
Species: zebrafish

Top Publications

  1. Karchner S, Franks D, Hahn M. AHR1B, a new functional aryl hydrocarbon receptor in zebrafish: tandem arrangement of ahr1b and ahr2 genes. Biochem J. 2005;392:153-61 pubmed
    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates gene expression following activation by TCDD (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) or a variety of other synthetic and natural compounds...
  2. Hahn M, Karchner S, Evans B, Franks D, Merson R, Lapseritis J. Unexpected diversity of aryl hydrocarbon receptors in non-mammalian vertebrates: insights from comparative genomics. J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol. 2006;305:693-706 pubmed
    ..One example of this is the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a basic-helix-loop-helix (bHLH)-Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) transcription factor through which planar ..
  3. J nsson M, Woodin B, Stegeman J, Brunstr m B. Cytochrome p450 1 genes in birds: evolutionary relationships and transcription profiles in chicken and Japanese quail embryos. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28257 pubmed publisher
    Cytochrome P450 1 (CYP1) genes are biomarkers for aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) agonists and may be involved in some of their toxic effects. CYP1s other than the CYP1As are poorly studied in birds...
  4. Hu H, Shi Y, Zhang Y, Wu J, Asweto C, Feng L, et al. Comprehensive gene and microRNA expression profiling on cardiovascular system in zebrafish co-exposured of SiNPs and MeHg. Sci Total Environ. 2017;607-608:795-805 pubmed publisher
    ..system in the co-exposed zebrafish were discerned from the dynamic-gene-network, including stxbp1a, celf4, ahr1b and bai2...
  5. Sugden W, Leonardo Mendonça R, Acuna Castroviejo D, Siekmann A. Genetic dissection of endothelial transcriptional activity of zebrafish aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AHRs). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183433 pubmed publisher
    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor conserved across phyla from flies to humans...
  6. Christen V, Fent K. Tissue-, sex- and development-specific transcription profiles of eight UDP-glucuronosyltransferase genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio) and their regulation by activator of aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Aquat Toxicol. 2014;150:93-102 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first study showing transcriptional expression of eight different Ugts in tissues and during embryonic development and offers new perspectives on the involvement of Ugts in fish xenobiotic metabolism. ..
  7. Gerlach C, Das S, Volz D, Bisson W, Kolluri S, Tanguay R. Mono-substituted isopropylated triaryl phosphate, a major component of Firemaster 550, is an AHR agonist that exhibits AHR-independent cardiotoxicity in zebrafish. Aquat Toxicol. 2014;154:71-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous research showed that developmental defects are rescued using an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) antagonist (CH223191), suggesting that mITP-induced toxicity was AHR-dependent...
  8. Du M, Fang C, Qiu L, Dong S, Zhang X, Yan C. Diastereoisomer-specific effects of hexabromocyclododecanes on hepatic aryl hydrocarbon receptors and cytochrome P450s in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Chemosphere. 2015;132:24-31 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined the gene expression of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) and cytochrome P450 (CYP), as well as ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activity in zebrafish ..
  9. Huang L, Wang C, Zhang Y, Wu M, Zuo Z. Phenanthrene causes ocular developmental toxicity in zebrafish embryos and the possible mechanisms involved. J Hazard Mater. 2013;261:172-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Phe exposure up-regulated aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (Mtif) expression, and down-regulated zinc ..

More Information


  1. Garner L, Brown D, Di Giulio R. Knockdown of AHR1A but not AHR1B exacerbates PAH and PCB-126 toxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Aquat Toxicol. 2013;142-143:336-46 pubmed publisher
    Various environmental contaminants are known agonists for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), which is highly conserved across vertebrate species...
  2. Zhang Y, Wang C, Huang L, Chen R, Chen Y, Zuo Z. Low-level pyrene exposure causes cardiac toxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Aquat Toxicol. 2012;114-115:119-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Although PAHs toxic endpoints show strong correlation with the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligand activated transcription factor, and is thought to be a potent inducer of cytochrome ..
  3. Fraccalvieri D, Soshilov A, Karchner S, Franks D, Pandini A, Bonati L, et al. Comparative analysis of homology models of the AH receptor ligand binding domain: verification of structure-function predictions by site-directed mutagenesis of a nonfunctional receptor. Biochemistry. 2013;52:714-25 pubmed publisher
    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that mediates the biological and toxic effects of a wide variety of structurally diverse chemicals, including the toxic environmental contaminant 2,3,7,8-..
  4. Wincent E, Stegeman J, Jönsson M. Combination effects of AHR agonists and Wnt/β-catenin modulators in zebrafish embryos: Implications for physiological and toxicological AHR functions. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2015;284:163-79 pubmed publisher
    ..The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is well-known to mediate developmental toxicity of persistent dioxin-like compounds (DLCs)...
  5. Goodale B, La Du J, Bisson W, Janszen D, Waters K, Tanguay R. AHR2 mutant reveals functional diversity of aryl hydrocarbon receptors in zebrafish. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e29346 pubmed publisher
    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is well known for mediating the toxic effects of TCDD and has been a subject of intense research for over 30 years...
  6. Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Du J, Zhao M. Environmentally relevant levels of ?-cyhalothrin, fenvalerate, and permethrin cause developmental toxicity and disrupt endocrine system in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo. Chemosphere. 2017;185:1173-1180 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that these 3 SPs may cause developmental toxicity to zebrafish larvae by disrupting endocrine signaling at environmentally relevant concentrations. ..