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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene exhibits one of the highest spontaneous mutation rates in the human genome. Identification of the NF1 mutation is challenging because the NF1 gene is very large and complex, lacking mutational “hot spots.” There is no clustering of mutations, there are several pseudogenes, and a wide spectrum of different types of(More)
AIM 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1,25(OH)(2)D(3)) inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in numerous types of tumors. We aimed to examine the mRNA and protein expression of 1,25(OH)(2)D(3)-inactivating CYP24A1 and mRNA expression of the activating CYP27B1 enzymes, as well as that of vitamin D receptor (VDR), in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell(More)
Two soluble enzyme activities, 17 beta-estradiol dehydrogenase and 20 alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, present in the cytosol fraction of term human placenta, were co-purified with a constant ratio of specific activities, approximating 100:1, respectively. The "pure enzyme" is a single band on sodium dodecyl sulfate disc gel electrophoresis. To evaluate(More)
The active metabolite of vitamin D3, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-D3) inhibits cell growth and induces cell differentiation and apoptosis in numerous tumors, such as colon, breast, and prostate cancers (1–3). However, the anticancer effect of 1,25-D3 cannot always be seen in a clinical setting. In case of colon cancers, a marked increase in the expression(More)
Numerous clinical observations have confirmed that breakpoint cluster region-abelson fusion oncoprotein tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in leukemia treatment alter bone physiology in a complex manner. The aim of the present study was to analyze the whole transcriptome of cultured murine osteoblasts and determine the changes following treatment with imatinib(More)
Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a rapidly developing area in genetics. Utilizing this technology in the management of disorders with complex genetic background and not recurrent mutation hot spots can be extremely useful. In this study, we applied NGS, namely semiconductor sequencing to determine the most significant osteogenesis imperfecta-related(More)
The substrate 17 beta-[(1S)-1-hydroxy-2-propynyl]-androst-4-en-3-one (beta-HPA) and its enzyme-generated alkylating product 17 beta-(1-oxo-2-propynyl)androst-4-en-3-one (OPA) were synthesized to investigate the relationship between the 3 alpha and 20 beta activities observed in commercially available cortisone reductase (EC from Streptomyces(More)
The soluble enzyme estradiol 17 beta-dehydrogenase (17 beta-ED) from human term placental cytosol is reported to be a stereospecific oxidoreductase for estrogen substrates. A published purification scheme (heat treatment and affinity chromatography) yielded a homogeneous protein which had the reported characteristics of pure 17 beta-ED and also had 20(More)
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are two well-known genes in the background of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. There is also evidence that several other genes play an important role in the pathogenesis of these two malignancies. Latest population-scaled studies showed that certain mutations in different genes could cause similar risk elevation like BRCA2 mutations. In(More)