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Vitamin D receptor

Mohamed Ahmed Abdel-Mohsen, Ahlam Abd-Allah El-Braky, Abeer Abd El-Rahim Ghazal, Mohammed Mohammed Shamseya
The aims of this study were to investigate the interplay between autophagy and apoptosis and to investigate the association between both of autophagy and apoptosis and vitamin D and its receptor in hepatitis C virus (HCV) viral infection and its implication in the progression into hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).A cross-sectional study where serum levels of microtubule-associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3); marker of autophagy, caspase-3; marker of apoptosis, vitamin D3 and vitamin D receptor (VDR) were measured in healthy subjects as well as HCV and HCV-HCC patients using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Geoffrey D Abrams, David Feldman, Marc R Safran
Vitamin D is known to be important for calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism. It also has important direct effects on skeletal muscle. Unlike authentic vitamins, which cannot be synthesized in the body, vitamin D is produced in the skin using sunlight. Through its nuclear receptor (ie, vitamin D receptor) located throughout the body, including skeletal muscle, vitamin D initiates genomic and nongenomic pathways regulating multiple actions, including myocyte proliferation and growth. In some studies, vitamin D supplementation has been shown to increase muscle strength, particularly in people who are vitamin D deficient...
March 20, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Daisuke Sawada, Shinji Kakuda, Akiko Takeuchi, Fumihiro Kawagoe, Midori Takimoto-Kamimura, Atsushi Kittaka
Both 2α- and 2β-hydroxypropyl substituted 14-epi-1α,25-dihydroxy-19-nortachysterols were synthesized to study the human vitamin D receptor (hVDR) binding affinity, binding configurations, and interactions with amino acid residues in the ligand binding domain of hVDR by X-ray co-crystallographic analysis. In conjunction with our previous results on 14-epi-19-nortachysterol, 2-methylidene-, 2α-methyl-, 2β-methyl, and 2α-hydroxypropoxy-14-epi-19-nortachysterol, we propose a variety of effects of substitution at the C2 position in the 14-epi-19-nortachysterol skeleton on biological activities...
March 21, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Zhipeng Pan, Mengya Chen, Xingxing Hu, Hua Wang, Jiajia Yang, Congjun Zhang, Faming Pan, Guoping Sun
Background: Recent studies have reported the associations between vitamin D receptor ( VDR ) polymorphisms and colorectal cancer (CRC), but the results were not always consistent. This meta-analysis aims to evaluate whether VDR polymorphisms are associated with CRC susceptibility. Materials And Methods: Studies on the associations between VDR polymorphisms and CRC were retrieved from the Web of Science, PubMed, the Chinese Biomedical Database (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang (Chinese) databases...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Israr Ahmad, Tabrez Jafar, Farzana Mahdi, Keerti Ameta, Md Arshad, Siddharth Kumar Das, Shah Waliullah, Imran Rizvi, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene has an important role as a candidate gene for the regulation of bone mass in osteoporosis. However, its association with bone mineral density (BMD) is controversial and has not been established in different ethnic populations. To enhance the understanding of VDR gene polymorphism in the context of BMD, we investigated the plausible genetic association of TaqI and ApaI polymorphism with BMD in North Indian postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.254 osteoporotic women (Age 55.82 ± 6...
March 17, 2018: Gene
Keith G Avin, Julian A Vallejo, Neal X Chen, Kun Wang, Chad D Touchberry, Marco Brotto, Sarah L Dallas, Sharon M Moe, Michael J Wacker
Skeletal muscle dysfunction accompanies the clinical disorders of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets. In both disorders fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a bone-derived hormone regulating phosphate and vitamin D metabolism, becomes chronically elevated. FGF23 has been shown to play a direct role in cardiac muscle dysfunction; however, it is unknown whether FGF23 signaling can also directly induce skeletal muscle dysfunction. We found expression of potential FGF23 receptors ( Fgfr1-4) and α-Klotho in muscles of two animal models (CD-1 and Cy/+ rat, a naturally occurring rat model of Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral Bone Disorder) as well as C2 C12 myoblasts and myotubes...
March 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Mohammad A BaSalamah, Abdelghany Hassan Abdelghany, Mohamed El-Boshy, Jawwad Ahmad, Shakir Idris, Bassem Refaat
This study measured the effects of vitamin D (VD) supplementation on the underlying molecular pathways involved in renal and testicular damage induced by lead (Pb) toxicity. Thirty two adult male Wistar rats were divided equally into four groups that were treated individually or simultaneously, except the negative control, for four weeks with lead acetate in drinking water (1,000 mg/L) and/or intramuscular VD (1,000 IU/kg; 3 days/week). Pb toxicity markedly reduced serum VD and Ca2+ , induced substantial renal and testicular injuries with concomitant significant alterations in the expression of VD metabolising enzymes, its receptor and binding protein, and the calcium sensing receptor...
March 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Boonnisa Sangkaew, Manit Nuinoon, Nutjaree Jeenduang
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms have been found associated with MetS and serum 25(OH)D levels but these associations remain controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the VDR polymorphisms and MetS, metabolic components, and serum 25(OH)D levels within the Thai population. A case-control study included 237 participants with MetS according to the MetS diagnostic criteria of NCEP ATPIII and 376 controls...
March 16, 2018: Gene
Ting Zhang, Hao Zhang, Liang He, Zhihong Wang, Wenwu Dong, Wei Sun, Ping Zhang
BACKGROUND Low levels of 1-25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] in serum may be a risk factor for several tumor types. Also, high cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) expression is regarded to be important against tumor progression. We evaluated the potential importance of 1,25(OH)2D3 in the diagnosis and treatment of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The preoperative serum level of 1,25(OH)2D3 was measured using a double-antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Vitamin D3 receptor (VDR) expression was detected by streptavidin-peroxidase immunohistochemical staining in PTC specimens...
March 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Mahsa Hatami, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian, Maziar Ganji, Arezou Sayad, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Mohammad Taheri, Mir Davood Omrani
Vitamin D deficiency has been detected in epileptic patients. Vitamin D participates in neuroprotection, brain cell proliferation, and differentiation. Consequently, vitamin D supplementation has been suggested as an alternative treatment in epileptic patients. We aimed at assessment of vitamin D signaling pathway in epileptic patients. In the present study, we evaluated vitamin D serum concentration as well as expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene and genes encoding for vitamin D activating enzyme 1-alpha-hydroxylase (CYP27B1) and deactivating enzyme 24-hyroxylase (CYP24A1) in epileptic patients compared with healthy individuals...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Pablo Antonio Ureña-Torres, Mario Cozzolino, Jordi Bover
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is one of the most frequent and deleterious complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). SHPT is also one of the principal components of the now called CKD-mineral and bone disorders (MBD) syndrome. It is usually prevented and treated by vitamin D derivatives. However, the rationale for the prescription of vitamin D sterols in those patients is still a matter of hotly debates, mainly because of unsatisfactory results from numerous observational and not well-controlled studies...
March 12, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Can Huzmeli, Gokhan Bagci, Ferhan Candan, Binnur Bagci, Lale Akkaya, Mansur Kayatas
PURPOSE: We investigated the influence of the vitamin D receptor gene TaqI (rs731236), ApaI (rs7975232), and FokI (rs2228570) polymorphisms in arteriovenous fistula failure in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This study was carried out with 54 patients who experienced two or more fistula failures in the late period after arteriovenous fistula operation and 58 control patients with no history of arteriovenous fistula failure in 3 years or longer. The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method was used to determine the vitamin D receptor TaqI, FokI, and ApaI polymorphisms...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Matthew T Morris, Sandip P Tarpada, Vafa Tabatabaie, Woojin Cho
PURPOSE: In patients undergoing lumbar fusion, osteoporosis has been shown to lead to poorer outcomes and greater incidence of fusion-related complications. Given the undesirable effect of osteoporosis on lumbar fusion surgery, a number of medications have been proposed for use in the peri- and postoperative period to mitigate risks and enhance outcomes. The purpose of this review was to summarize and synthesize the current literature regarding medical management of osteoporosis in the context of lumbar fusion surgery...
March 14, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Z Merhi, E Buyuk, M J Cipolla
STUDY QUESTION: Does vitamin D attenuate the adverse effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on steroidogenesis by human granulosa cells (GCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: AGEs alter the expression of genes important in steroidogenesis while 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (vit D3) in vitro attenuates some of the actions of AGEs on steroidogenic gene expression, possibly by downregulating the expression of the pro-inflammatory cell membrane receptor for AGEs (RAGE). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Vitamin D attenuates the pro-inflammatory effects of AGEs in non-ovarian tissues...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
Hyun-Soo Kim, Mingzhen Zheng, Do-Kyung Kim, Won-Pyo Lee, Sang-Joun Yu, Byung-Ock Kim
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on the proliferation, differentiation, and matrix mineralization of MC3T3-E1 osteoblast-like cells in vitro. Methods: MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 were prepared. Cytotoxic effects and osteogenic differentiation were evaluated using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity assay, ALP staining, alizarin red S staining, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for osteogenic differentiation markers such as ALP, collagen type I (Col-I), osteocalcin (OCN), vitamin D receptor (VDR), and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase...
February 2018: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
Sabriye Arslan, Yasemin Akdevelioğlu
Nonclassical target organs recently defined for vitamin D, a major regulator of calcium phosphorus homeostasis and bone health, include reproductive ones. This compilation study focuses on the potential effects of vitamin D on female reproductive functions. Vitamin D receptor enzymes that metabolize vitamin D are expressed in both central and peripheral reproductive organs. Most studies suggest that vitamin D may be directly or indirectly related to gonadal functions. Vitamin D's effects on reproductive functions may be indirectly related to diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uterine leiomyomas, and endometriosis...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
M Rroji, G Spasovski
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is common among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). SHPT is associated with high-turnover bone disease, interstitial and vascular calcifications, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The pharmacological management of SHPT has progressed in recent years. The introduction of targeted therapies, such as selective vitamin D receptors activators and calcium-sensing receptor modulators, offers an increased opportunity to adequately control elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH), especially in patients with chronic kidney disease under dialysis treatment...
March 12, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Kahyun Kim, Hyun Sik Gong, Jae-Young Lim, Jong Hee Kim, Goo Hyun Baek
We evaluated the vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression in the forearm flexor muscle of women with distal radius fracture. High VDR expression was associated with low appendicular lean mass index. INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the relationship between the VDR expression in the muscle cell and the muscle mass in women with a distal radius fracture (DRF). METHODS: We prospectively recruited 45 women over 50 years of age (mean age, 66 years) with DRF and acquired biopsy of the forearm flexor muscle...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Safaa I Tayel, Shimaa E Soliman, Hanan M Elsayed
BACKGROUND AND AIM: increasing prevalence of neonatal sepsis in recent years catch attention to early prevention and management. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphism can modulate VDR expression level that greatly influences immunity and susceptibility to microbial infections. We aimed to investigate the association of VDR polymorphism at FokI, rs2228570 T/C, and TaqI, rs731236 C/T gene with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and risk of neonatal sepsis. METHODS: This work carried on 160 subjects classified into 80 cases (40 mothers and their 40 septic neonates) and 80 healthy controls (40 volunteer mothers and their 40 healthy neonates)...
March 9, 2018: Steroids
Mehir Un Nisa Iqbal, Syed Amir Maqbool, Taseer Ahmed Khan
Objective The aim of this study was to determine whether a novel polymorphism ( Tru9I) in the low penetrance vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is associated with risk of premenopausal breast cancer (BC). Methods This case-control study included 228 patients with BC and 503 healthy women living in Pakistan who were analyzed for the VDR Tru9I (rs757343) single nucleotide polymorphism. BC cases were histopathologically confirmed, and all healthy controls were age-matched with patients (age range, 20-45 years). DNA was extracted, and the polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism assays were performed...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
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