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Epoxide hydrolase 2

Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is a bifunctional enzyme that in humans is encoded by the EPHX2 gene. sEH is a member of the epoxide hydrolase family. This enzyme, found in both the cytosol and peroxisomes, binds to specific epoxides and converts them to the corresponding diols. A different region of this protein also has lipid-phosphate phosphatase activity. Mutations in the EPHX2 gene have been associated with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Soluble human epoxide hydrolase 2 is increased in both lateral and medial temporal tissues in temporal lobe epilepsy. Further studies should be conducted as inhibition of this enzyme has resulted in a significant decrease in or stopping of seizures and attenuated neuro-inflammation in experimental epilepsy models in the current literature 1).

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Ahmedov ML, Kemerdere R, Baran O, Inal BB, Gumus A, Coskun C, Yeni SN, Eren B, Uzan M, Tanriverdi T. Tissue Expressions of Soluble Human Epoxide Hydrolase-2 Enzyme in Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jun 29. pii: S1878-8750(17)31032-X. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.06.137. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28669871.
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