Linda X Zhou

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The hormonally active form of vitamin D is 1,25(OH)2-vitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3]. This seco-steroid is the key mediator of the vitamin D endocrine system which produces biological effects in over 28 target tissues. In these target tissues, the biological responses may be generated both by a signal transduction mechanism which involves a nuclear receptor for(More)
PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) has been shown to be responsible for the hormonal hypercalcemia of malignancy. Previously, we demonstrated that both 1,25(OH)2-vitamin D3 and the N-terminal fragment of PTH (1-34) stimulates the rapid transport of Ca2+ (transcaltachia) in the perfused chick intestine. Since there is a sequence homology between these two hormones(More)
1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1 alpha,25(OH)2D3] has been shown to generate biological responses via both genomic and nongenomic pathways. In previous studies concerning the mechanism of 1 alpha,25(OH)2D3-stimulated rapid intestinal transport of Ca2+, a process termed transcaltachia, we assessed the ability of seven analogs of 1 alpha,25(OH)2D3 to(More)
The steroid hormone 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1 alpha,25-(OH)2D3) generates biological responses via both genomic and nongenomic mechanisms. This article reports the biological profile of four A-ring diastereomers of this secosteroid (results are expressed as percentage of the response of 1 alpha,25-(OH)2D3. The activity of the compounds, 1(More)
The possibility is now emerging that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25-(OH)2D3] can mediate biologic responses via both genomic and nongenomic pathways. To understand the molecular basis of the nongenomic response of transcaltachia, defined as the 1,25-(OH)2D3-mediated rapid (2-10 minutes) stimulation of calcium transport from the brush border to the basal(More)
1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1α,25(OH)(2)D(3)] has been shown to generate biological responses via both genomic and nongenomic pathways. In the nongenomic process, 1α,25(OH)(2)D(3) stimulates the rapid transport of Ca(2+) across the chick intestinal epithelial cell, a process termed transcaltachia. In previous studies, the involvement of Ca(2+)-channels,(More)
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