Carrie Ris-Stalpers

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LNCaP prostate tumor cells contain an abnormal androgen receptor system. Progestagens, estradiol and anti-androgens can compete with androgens for binding to the androgen receptor and can stimulate both cell growth and excretion of prostate specific acid phosphatase. We have discovered in the LNCaP androgen receptor a single point mutation changing the(More)
The human prostate tumor cell line LNCaP contains an abnormal androgen receptor system with broad steroid binding specificity. Progestagens, estradiol and several antiandrogens compete with androgens for binding to the androgen receptor in the cells to a higher extent than in other androgen sensitive systems. Optimal growth of LNCaP cells is observed after(More)
Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is a heme binding protein localized on the apical membrane of the thyrocyte. TPO enzymatic activity is essential for thyroid hormonogenesis. Inactivating mutations form the molecular basis for a specific subtype of congenital hypothyroidism: thyroid dyshormonogenesis due to an iodide organification defect. The most common phenotype(More)
The recent discovery of additional alternative spliced FLT1 transcripts encoding novel soluble (s)FLT1 protein isoforms complicates both the predictive value and functional implications of sFLT1 in preeclampsia. We investigated FLT1 expression levels and splicing patterns in placentas of normotensive and preeclamptic women, and established the tissue(More)
Pendred syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by early childhood deafness and goiter. A century after its recognition as a syndrome by Vaughan Pendred, the disease gene ( PDS ) was mapped to chromosome 7q22-q31.1 and, recently, found to encode a putative sulfate transporter. We performed mutation analysis of the PDS gene in patients from(More)
BACKGROUND Several genetic defects are associated with permanent congenital hypothyroidism. Immunologic, environmental, and iatrogenic (but not genetic) factors are known to induce transient congenital hypothyroidism, which spontaneously resolves within the first months of life. We hypothesized that molecular defects in the thyroid oxidase system, which is(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review the literature on human gene expression data of placental tissue in pre-eclampsia and to characterize a meta-signature of differentially expressed genes in order to identify novel putative diagnostic markers. DATA SOURCES Medline through 11 February 2011 using MeSH terms and keywords related to placenta, gene expression(More)
The assessment of the expression profile of normal human thyroid tissue using serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) generated a collection of 10,994 sequence transcripts (tags). Each tag represented a messenger RNA transcript, and, in total, 6099 different tags could be distinguished. The presence and abundance of thyroid-specific transcripts showed the(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarkers have been proposed for identification of women at increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia. OBJECTIVES To investigate the capacity of circulating placental growth factor (PlGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT1) and soluble endoglin (sENG) to predict pre-eclampsia. SEARCH(More)
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is an X-linked disorder in which defects in the androgen receptor gene have prevented the normal development of both internal and external male structures in 46,XY individuals. This survey reports the analysis of 11 AIS subjects. The androgen receptor gene of these subjects was analyzed using polymerase chain reaction(More)