Els M R Vanoirbeek

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1alpha,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25-(OH) (2)D(3)] can exert its biological actions through binding with the nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR), a ligand-activated transcription factor. Next to control of bone and mineral homeostasis, these actions include an immunomodulatory effect and a potent growth-inhibitory, antiproliferative or prodifferentiating(More)
The gene encoding the architectural transcription factor HMGA2 is frequently rearranged in several benign tumors of mesenchymal origin. The lipoma preferred partner (LPP) gene is the most frequent translocation partner of HMGA2 in a subgroup of lipomas, which are benign tumors of adipose tissue. In these lipomas, HMGA2/LPP fusion transcripts are expressed,(More)
Various epidemiological studies have shown an aetiological link between vitamin D deficiency and cancer incidence. The active metabolite of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D₃ [1,25(OH)₂D₃], has potent anti-cancer activities both in vitro and in vivo. These anti-cancer effects are attained by regulating the transcription of numerous genes that are involved(More)
BACKGROUND 1alpha,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25-(OH)2D3] is the biological active form of vitamin D. Its antiproliferative capacities make it a potential drug to treat diseases such as cancer. The clinical use of 1,25-(OH)2D3 as an antiproliferative agent is hampered by its calcemic effects. Hence, structural analogs such as the seco-9,11-bisnor-17-methyl(More)
1Alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3], the biologically active form of vitamin D3, is a pleiotropic hormone that exerts its effects on a wide range of tissues, resulting in different biological responses such as anticancer activity. It is the ligand of the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a nuclear receptor with transactivating capacity. We demonstrated in(More)
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