Marcy E. Beildeck

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Predicting the potential physiological outcome(s) of any given molecular pathway is complex because of cross-talk with other pathways. This is particularly evident in the case of the nuclear hormone receptor and canonical Wnt pathways, which regulate cell growth and proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and metastatic potential in numerous tissues.(More)
Vitamin D and its analogs are potent inhibitors of colorectal cancer growth and metastasis. A number of recent studies have defined the intersections between the β-catenin-TCF pathway (a known contributor to colorectal cancer progression) and the vitamin D receptor (VDR) pathway, shedding light on the underlying mechanisms. Vitamin D also regulates the(More)
Mouse mammary tumors arising during medroxyprogesterone-DMBA-mediated mammary carcinogenesis comprised three distinct phenotypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and myoepithelial carcinoma. The molecular signature for each of the three tumor subsets was characterized by gene microarray analysis, and three distinct sets of gene expression profiles(More)
BACKGROUND The vitamin D receptor (VDR) pathway is important in the prevention and potentially in the treatment of many cancers. One important mechanism of VDR action is related to its interaction with the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway. Agonist-bound VDR inhibits the oncogenic Wnt/beta-catenin/TCF pathway by interacting directly with beta-catenin and in some(More)
TCF7L2 transcription factor is a downstream effector of the canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling, which controls cell fate and homeostasis. However, the complexity of TCF7L2 expression with numerous mRNA isoforms coding for proteins with distinct N- and C-termini allows variability in TCF7L2 functions and regulations. Here, we show that although TCF7L2 mRNA(More)
Mammalian male fertility depends on the epididymis, a highly segmented organ that promotes sperm maturation and protects sperm from oxidative damage. Remarkably little is known about how gene expression is controlled in the epididymis. A candidate to regulate genes crucial for epididymal function is reproductive homeobox gene on X chromosome (RHOX)5, a(More)
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