Key Event Description
A description of the biological state being observed or measured, the biological compartment in which it is measured, and its general role in the biology should be provided. For example, the biological state being measured could be the activity of an enzyme, the expression of a gene or abundance of an mRNA transcript, the concentration of a hormone or protein, neuronal activity, heart rate, etc. The biological compartment may be a particular cell type, tissue, organ, fluid (e.g., plasma, cerebrospinal fluid), etc. The role in the biology could describe the reaction that an enzyme catalyses and the role of that reaction within a given metabolic pathway; the protein that a gene or mRNA transcript codes for and the function of that protein; the function of a hormone in a given target tissue, physiological function of an organ, etc. Careful attention should be taken to avoid reference to other KEs, KERs or AOPs. Only describe this KE as a single isolated measurable event/state. This will ensure that the KE is modular and can be used by other AOPs, thereby facilitating construction of AOP networks.
In addition to the FAS gene induction LXR activation leads to the direct induction of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) in SREBP-1c-deficient mice , , . The role of SCD-1 could be crucial for the lipogenic activity of LXRs as there are data supporting that SCD-1 deficient mice are completely protected against hypertriglyceridemia and TG accumulation in liver is decreased after treatment with T0901317 .