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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432711/vdr-gene-methylation-as-a-molecular-adaption-to-light-exposure-historic-recent-and-genetic-influences
#1
Emma L Beckett, Patrice Jones, Martin Veysey, Konsta Duesing, Charlotte Martin, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G Jablonski, George Chaplin, Mark Lucock
OBJECTIVES: The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the nuclear receptor family of transcription factors. We examined whether degree of VDR gene methylation acts as a molecular adaptation to light exposure. We explored this in the context of photoperiod at conception, recent UV irradiance at 305 nm, and gene-latitude effects. METHODS: Eighty subjects were examined for VDR gene-CpG island methylation density. VDR gene variants were also examined by PCR-RFLP. RESULTS: Photoperiod at conception was significantly positively related to VDR methylation density, explaining 17% of the variance in methylation (r(2)  = 0...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431765/immune-modulation-by-vitamin-d-special-emphasis-on-its-role-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Franco Pandolfi, Laura Franza, Claudia Mandolini, Pio Conti
PURPOSE: Vitamin D has been known to be involved in mineral and bone homeostasis for many years. In the past its main use was in treating osteoporosis and rickets. In recent years it was found that vitamin D is an immune-modulating agent and may also have a role in several diseases, including autoimmune diseases. The immune-modulating effects appear to be mediated by vitamin D interaction with the vitamin D receptor (VDR) that has transcriptional effects and is expressed on various cell types, especially those of the immune system...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427429/vitamin-d-receptor-retinoid-x-receptor-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-are-overexpressed-in-brca1-mutated-breast-cancer-and-predict-prognosis
#3
Sabine Heublein, Doris Mayr, Alfons Meindl, Alexandra Kircher, Udo Jeschke, Nina Ditsch
BACKGROUND: BRCA1 mutated breast cancers are commonly diagnosed as negative for classical hormone receptors i.e. estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and/or Her2. Due to these common targets being absent the application of anti-endocrine therapies is rather limited and a certain focus has been set on discovering alternative target molecules. We recently highlighted thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) to predict prognosis in breast cancer patients that had been diagnosed a BRCA1 germline mutation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427151/fine-tuning-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-activity-by-post-transcriptional-and-post-translational-modifications
#4
REVIEW
Ondrej Zenata, Radim Vrzal
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors. Activated VDR is responsible for maintaining calcium and phosphate homeostasis, and is required for proper cellular growth, cell differentiation and apoptosis. The expression of both phases I and II drug-metabolizing enzymes is also regulated by VDR, therefore it is clinically important.Post-translational modifications of NRs have been known as an important mechanism modulating the activity of NRs and their ability to drive the expression of target genes...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426778/apai-polymorphism-of-vitamin-d-receptor-affects-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#5
Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Dariusz Jabłonski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Ewa Wunsch
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) contribute to the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune conditions. METHODS: We investigated the incidence of VDR polymorphisms (rs1544410-BsmI; rs7975232-ApaI; rs731236-TaqI) in a group of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC, n = 275) and in healthy controls (n = 376). Additionally, correlations of the VDR polymorphisms with clinical and biochemical factors of the disease were analysed. RESULTS: The genotype and allele distributions of these polymorphisms in PSC patients were similar to those observed in controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425954/inherited-variation-in-vitamin-d-genes-and-type-1-diabetes-predisposition
#6
REVIEW
Marissa Penna-Martinez, Klaus Badenhoop
The etiology and pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes remain largely elusive with no established concepts for a causal therapy. Efforts to clarify genetic susceptibility and screening for environmental factors have identified the vitamin D system as a contributory pathway that is potentially correctable. This review aims at compiling all genetic studies addressing the vitamin D system in type 1 diabetes. Herein, association studies with case control cohorts are presented as well as family investigations with transmission tests, meta-analyses and intervention trials...
April 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423519/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-cancer-cachexia-and-muscle-regeneration
#7
Andrea Camperi, Fabrizio Pin, Domiziana Costamagna, Fabio Penna, Maria Lopez Menduina, Zaira Aversa, Teresa Zimmers, Roberto Verzaro, Raffaella Fittipaldi, Giuseppina Caretti, Francesco Maria Baccino, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Paola Costelli
Low circulating levels of vitamin D were associated with decreased muscle strength and physical performance. Along this line, the present study was aimed to investigate: i) the therapeutic potential of vitamin D in cancer-induced muscle wasting; ii) the mechanisms by which vitamin D affects muscle phenotype in tumor-bearing animals.Rats bearing the AH130 hepatoma showed decreased circulating vitamin D compared to control rats, while muscle vitamin D receptor (VDR) mRNA was up-regulated. Both circulating vitamin D and muscle VDR expression increased after vitamin D administration, without exerting appreciable effects on body weight and muscle mass...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421904/effects-of-1alpha-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-on-programmed-cell-death-of-ishikawa-endometrial-cancer-cells-through-ezrin-phosphorylation
#8
Tae-Hee Kim, Junsik Park, Jeong-Sang Lee, Hae-Hyeog Lee
This study investigated the effects of 1α, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3-induced cell death and its underlying molecular mechanisms in Ishikawa endometrial carcinoma cells. The effects of 1α, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on Ishikawa cells were examined by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2.5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide, thiazolyl blue (MTT) assay. 1α, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 was shown to induce programmed cell death in Ishikawa endometrial carcinoma cells by activation of caspase-3 and caspase-9, along with elevation of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414049/spotlight-on-vitamin-d-receptor-lipid-metabolism-and-mitochondria-some-preliminary-emerging-issues
#9
REVIEW
Francesca Silvagno, Gianpiero Pescarmona
Transcriptional control and modulation of calcium fluxes underpin the differentiating properties of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3). In the latest years however few studies have pointed out the relevance of the mitochondrial effects of the hormone. It is now time to focus on the metabolic results of vitamin D receptor (VDR) action in mitochondria, which can explain the pleiotropic effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 and may elucidate few contrasting aspects of its activity. The perturbation of lipid metabolism described in VDR knockout mice and vitamin D deficient animals can be revisited based on the newly identified mechanism of action of 1,25(OH)2D3 in mitochondria...
April 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411367/serum-25-oh-d-concentration-common-variants-of-the-vdr-gene-and-lung-cancer-occurrence
#10
Tomasz Gromowski, Paulina Gapska, Rodney J Scott, Krzysztof Kąklewski, Wojciech Marciniak, Katarzyna Durda, Marcin Lener, Bohdan Górski, Cezary Cybulski, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Katarzyna Paszkowska-Szczur, Piotr Waloszczyk, Jan Lubiński, Tadeusz Dębniak
The first aim of this study was to examine the association between common variants in VDR (rs2228570 (FokI), rs1544410 (BsmI), rs7975232 (ApaI), rs731236 (TaqI), rs11568820 (Cdx2)) and lung cancer risk in the Polish population. Genotyping and statistical analysis which included Chi-square test with Yates correction and haplotype frequency analysis were performed on a series of 840 consecutively collected lung cancer patients and 920 healthy controls. The second aim was to evaluate the link between serum 25(OH)D concentration and the number of lung cancers in a subgroup of 200 patients...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407346/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-serbian-patients-with-bronchial-asthma-a-case-control-study
#11
Milena Despotovic, Tatjana Jevtovic Stoimenov, Ivana Stankovic, Jelena Basic, Dusica Pavlovic
Vitamin D and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene are potentially involved in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma (BA); however, precise mechanisms by which vitamin D reduces the inflammation and the role of VDR SNPs in BA are not completely understood. The aim of this study was to examine the possible associations of FokI, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI SNPs with BA. A total of 168 subjects were screened for VDR SNPs using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406554/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-association-with-the-risk-of-sepsis-and-mortality
#12
K Zeljic, A Elkilany, G Supic, M Surbatovic, D Djordjevic, Z Magic, B Bozic
Association of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms with sepsis risk and mortality was studied. VDR FokI CC genotype was associated with increased sepsis risk (OR = 13.396, p = .000009) compared to the TT genotype. Results suggest possible role of VDR FokI (rs2228570) as a molecular biomarker of increased sepsis risk.
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399453/structure-activity-relationship-study-of-vitamin-d-analogs-with-oxolane-group-in-their-side-chain
#13
Anna Y Belorusova, Andrea Martínez, Zoila Gándara, Generosa Gómez, Yagamare Fall, Natacha Rochel
Synthetic analogs of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) have been developed with the goal of improving the biological profile of the natural hormone for therapeutic applications. Derivatives of 1,25(OH)2D3 with the oxolane moiety branched in the side chain at carbon C20, act as Vitamin D nuclear Receptor (VDR) superagonists being several orders of magnitude more active than the natural ligand. Here, we describe the synthesis and biological evaluation of three diastereoisomers of (1S, 3R)-Dihydroxy-(20S)-[(2″-hydroxy-2″-propyl)-tetrahydrofuryl]-22,23,24,25,26,27-hexanor-1α-hydroxyvitamin D3, with different stereochemistry at positions C2 and C5 of the oxolane ring branched at carbon C22 (1, C2RC5S; 2, C2SC5R; 3, C2SC5S)...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394106/association-between-serum-vitamin-d-level-and-glaucoma-in-women
#14
Željka Vuković Arar, Marijana Knežević Praveček, Blaženk Miškić, Zoran Vatavuk, Jadranka Vuković Rodriguez, Sandra Sekelj
The aim of the study was to determine whether serum vitamin D level is lower in female patients with glaucoma as compared with control group. The mechanism by which vitamin D reduces intraocular pressure is not fully clarified. Almost all tissues possess vitamin D receptor (VDR). The mice lacking VDR (VDR knockout mice) have greatly contributed to the understanding of the general vitamin D physiologic function. VDR has been found in some ganglion layer cells, external and internal nuclear layers of retina, and in retinal pigment epithelium, while VDR epitopes have also been found in the ciliary body epithelium, pointing to the role of this protein in eye physiology...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393228/microarray%C3%A2-based-screening-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-glucocorticoid%C3%A2-induced-avascular-necrosis
#15
Gangyong Huang, Yibing Wei, Guanglei Zhao, Jun Xia, Siqun Wang, Jianguo Wu, Feiyan Chen, Jie Chen, Jingshen Shi
The underlying mechanisms of glucocorticoid (GC)‑induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) have yet to be fully understood, in particular the mechanisms associated with the change of gene expression pattern. The present study aimed to identify key genes with a differential expression pattern in GC‑induced ANFH. E‑MEXP‑2751 microarray data were downloaded from the ArrayExpress database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified in 5 femoral head samples of steroid‑induced ANFH rats compared with 5 placebo‑treated rat samples...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392355/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-among-adult-arabs-from-the-united-arab-emirates
#16
Hayder A Hasan, Ra'ed O AbuOdeh, Wan Abdul Manan Bin Wan Muda, Hamid Jan Bin Jan Mohamed, Ab Rani Samsudin
AIMS: The aim was to investigate relationships of Vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms to the components of MetS among Arabs adult residing in the United Arab Emirates. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 198 Arabs adult (50 males and 148 females). Serum levels of glucose, vitamin D, HDL-C, and TG, and blood pressure were measured. FokI, BsmI & TaqI genotyping of VDR were investigated using PCR-RFLP technique. RESULTS: Age of the participants was 21(9) years with a BMI of 26...
April 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390947/expression-patterns-of-nuclear-receptors-in-parenchymal-and-non-parenchymal-mouse-liver-cells-and-their-modulation-in-cholestasis
#17
Ester Gonzalez-Sanchez, Delphine Firrincieli, Chantal Housset, Nicolas Chignard
Nuclear receptors (NR), the largest family of transcription factors, control many physiological and pathological processes. To gain insight into hepatic NR and their potential as therapeutic targets in cholestatis, we determined their expression in individual cell types of the mouse liver in normal and cholestatic conditions. Hepatocytes, cholangiocytes, hepatic stellate cells (HSC), sinusoidal endothelial cells (SEC) and Kupffer cells (KC) were isolated from the liver of mice with acute or chronic cholestasis (i...
April 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388281/the-vitamin-d-receptor-functional-variant-rs2228570-c-t-does-not-associate-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Laura Bertoccini, Federica Sentinelli, Frida Leonetti, Diego Bailetti, Danila Capoccia, Flavia A Cimini, Ilaria Barchetta, Michela Incani, Andrea Lenzi, Efisio Cossu, M Gisella Cavallo, Marco G Baroni
AIM: Vitamin D acts through the binding to the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Several polymorphisms in VDR gene have been studied. Among these, the rs2228570 C>T (FokI) variant has been demonstrated to be functional, leading to a protein with a different size and activity. So far, genetic studies on the association between VDR gene rs2228570 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) showed contradictory results. Thus, we performed an association study in a large cohort of adult Italian subjects with T2DM and in nondiabetic controls...
April 7, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386146/histological-and-immunohistochemical-basis-of-the-effect-of-aminoguanidine-on-renal-changes-associated-with-hemorrhagic-shock-in-a-rat-model
#19
Abdulmajeed Al Drees, Mahmoud Salah Khalil, Mona Soliman
Acute kidney failure is the main cause of death among patients with severe trauma due to massive blood loss and hemorrhagic shock (HS). Renal cell injury is caused by tissue ischemia. Renal ischemia initiates a complex and interconnected chain of events resulting in cell injury and renal cell necrosis. Nitric oxide plays a crucial role in renal function and can be inhibited by aminoguanidine (AG). We studied whether AG can ameliorate pathological renal changes associated with HS syndrome in a rat model and explored the AG protection mechanism...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385183/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-in-mexican-adults
#20
Víctor Hugo Bermúdez-Morales, Geny Fierros, Roberto Lopez Lopez, Gaby Martínez-Nava, Mario Flores-Aldana, José Flores-Rivera, Carlos Hernández-Girón
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent autoimmune inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in young adults. More than 50 genomic regions have been associated with MS susceptibility. Due the important immune-modulating properties of Vitamin D, Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms - which interfere with the actions of Vitamin D- could be related to increased risk of MS. METHODS: We studied 120 patients fulfilling the McDonald criteria for MS (81 females and 39 males) and 180 healthy unrelated controls, nested in a case-Control study, and were recruited from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Manuel Velasco Suárez in Mexico City...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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