Carsten Kriebitzsch

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We correlated serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) (25OHD) levels with tumor characteristics and clinical disease outcome in breast cancer patients and assessed the impact of genetic determinants of vitamin D insufficiency. We collected serum from 1800 early breast cancer patients at diagnosis, measured 25OHD by radioimmunoassay (RIA), and determined genetic(More)
The vitamin D endocrine system is essential for calcium metabolism and skeletal integrity. 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] regulates bone mineral homeostasis and acts directly on osteoblasts. In the present study we characterized the transcriptional regulation of the class 3 semaphorin (Sema3) gene family by 1,25(OH)2D3 in osteoblastic cells. Class 3(More)
High homocysteine (HCY) levels are a risk factor for osteoporotic fracture. Furthermore, bone quality and strength are compromised by elevated HCY owing to its negative impact on collagen maturation. HCY is cleared by cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), the first enzyme in the transsulfuration pathway. CBS converts HCY to cystathionine, thereby committing it to(More)
Neuropilin 1 (Nrp1) and Nrp2 are transmembrane receptors that can bind class 3 semaphorins (Sema3A-G) in addition to VEGF family members to play important roles in axonal guidance, vascularization and angiogenesis, as well as immune responses. Moreover, recent evidence implicates Sema3A/Nrp-mediated signaling in bone regulation. However, to date the(More)
The odd-skipped related genes Osr1 and Osr2 encode closely related zinc finger containing transcription factors that are expressed in developing limb. However, their role in osteoblast proliferation and differentiation remains controversial and little is known about their regulation. In this study we showed that both Osr1 and Osr2 were expressed in several(More)
The active form of vitamin D3, 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3], is an important regulator of bone metabolism, calcium and phosphate homeostasis but also has potent antiproliferative and pro-differentiating effects on a wide variety of cell types. To identify key genes that are (directly) regulated by 1,25(OH)2D3, a large number of microarray(More)
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