Daniel Lechner

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The antimitotic and prodifferentiating 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1alpha,25-(OH)2D3), synthesized at various extrarenal sites could potentially prevent sporadic tumor development. Physiological regulation of extrarenal Vitamin D hydroxylases following tissue accumulation of 1alpha,25-(OH)2D3 is unknown. We therefore investigated basal and Vitamin(More)
While Vitamin D insufficiency in the US and European population is rising, epidemiological studies suggest an inverse correlation between low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) (25-OH-D(3)) and colorectal cancer incidence. The antimitotic, prodifferentiating and proapoptotic active metabolite 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1,25-(OH)(2)-D(3)) is(More)
It was previously suggested that the 25-Vitamin-D3-1alpha-hydroxylase (CYP27B1) is downregulated during human prostate tumor pathogenesis while the catabolic 25-Vitamin-D3-24-hydroxylase (CYP24) expression is increased. The latter could lead to resistance against the antimitotic, pro-differentiating activity of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol. Our hypothesis(More)
Soybean products are highly represented in the traditional Asian diet. Major components of soy proteins are phytoestrogens, such as isoflavones. They may be responsible for the extremely low incidence of prostate and mammary tumors and possibly also of colon cancer in countries such as China and Japan. Serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 level is inversely(More)
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