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)
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)
Successful transfer to sulfonylurea therapy in an infant with developmental delay, epilepsy and neonatal diabetes (DEND) syndrome and a novel ABCC8 gene mutation Abbreviations DEND Developmental delay, epilepsy and neonatal diabetes PNDM Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus SDS Standard deviation score SUR(1/2) Sulfonylurea receptor (1/2) To the Editor:(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)
Iodothyronine deiodinases III and II (D3 and D2) specific enzyme activities in human placenta both decrease with gestational age. The relation of the enzyme activities with their respective mRNA expression was investigated by semi-quantitative RT-PCR on human placenta mRNA. To investigate if RT-PCR is a useful tool to detect iodothyronine deiodinase mRNA,(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)
Preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Two-thirds of preterm deliveries are idiopathic. The initiating molecular mechanisms behind spontaneous preterm delivery are unclear. Umbilical cord blood DNA samples are an easy source of material to study the neonatal state at birth. DNA methylation changes can be exploited as(More)