Carrie Ris-Stalpers

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Male sexual differentiation and development proceed under direct control of androgens. Androgen action is mediated by the intracellular androgen receptor, which belongs to the superfamily of ligand-dependent transcription factors. At least three pathological situations are associated with abnormal androgen receptor structure and function: androgen(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)
The analysis of a human thyroid serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) library shows the presence of an abundant SAGE tag corresponding to the mRNA of thyroglobulin (TG). Additional, less abundant tags are present that can not be linked to any other known gene, but show considerable homology to the wild-type TG tag. To determine whether these tags(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 growth of the majority of prostate tumors is androgen-dependent, for which the presence of a functional androgen receptor is a prerequisite. Tumor growth can be inhibited by blockade of androgen receptor action. However, this inhibition is transient. To study the role of the androgen receptor in androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate tumor(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 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)
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)
The human androgen receptor is a member of the superfamily of steroid hormone receptors. Proper functioning of this protein is a prerequisite for normal male sexual differentiation and development. The cloning of the human androgen receptor cDNA and the elucidation of the genomic organization of the corresponding gene has enabled us to study androgen(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid hormone disorders and thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies (TPO-Ab) in women are associated with subfertility and early pregnancy loss. Here, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on the pathophysiology of these associations. METHODS A review of the literature in the English language was carried out. Relevant studies(More)