Mark van Camp

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Here, we report on the identification of nucleolar spindle-associated protein (NuSAP), a novel 55-kD vertebrate protein with selective expression in proliferating cells. Its mRNA and protein levels peak at the transition of G2 to mitosis and abruptly decline after cell division. Microscopic analysis of both fixed and live mammalian cells showed that NuSAP(More)
The biological activity of two novel 14-epi-analogues of 1,25(OH)2D3, 19-nor-14-epi-23-yne-1,25(OH)2D3 (TX 522) and 19-nor-14,20-bisepi-23-yne-1,25(OH)2D3 (TX 527), is described. Both analogues were at least 10 times more potent than 1,25(OH)2D3 in inhibiting in vitro cell proliferation and had much lower in vivo calcemic effects than 1,25(OH)2D3. Treatment(More)
This study provides a detailed and exact evaluation of the interactions between vitamin D3 receptor (VDR), retinoid X receptor (RXR), and vitamin D3 responsive elements (VDREs) mediated by two novel 14-epianalogs of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D3], 19-nor-14-epi-23-yne-1,25(OH)2D3 (TX 522) and 19-nor-14,20-bisepi-23-yne-1,25(OH)2D3 (TX 527). Both(More)
1,25(OH)2D3 is a known growth inhibitor and differentiation inducer of several cancer cell lines. To establish the molecular mechanism of 1,25(OH)2D3 as an antiproliferating agent, its effect on proliferation and gene regulation was studied in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. 1,25(OH)2D3 inhibited cell proliferation dose dependently through G1 arrest.(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)
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1,25(OH)(2)D(3)) has potent antiproliferative effects characterized by a hampered G(1)/S transition. cDNA microarrays were used to monitor expression of 21,492 genes in MC3T3-E1 mouse osteoblasts at 1, 6, 12, 24, and 36 h after treatment with 1,25(OH)(2)D(3). Statistical analysis revealed a cluster of genes that were strongly(More)
The active form of Vitamin D, 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25-(OH)(2)D(3)], has potent antiproliferative actions on various normal and malignant cells. Calcemic effects, however, hamper therapeutic application of 1,25-(OH)(2)D(3) in hyperproliferative diseases. Two 14-epi-analogs of 1,25-(OH)(2)D(3) namely 19-nor-14-epi-23-yne-1,25-(OH)(2)D(3) (TX522)(More)
A previous cDNA microarray analysis in murine MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts revealed a cluster of genes involved in cell cycle progression that was significantly down-regulated after a single treatment with 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)] [L. Verlinden, G. Eelen, I. Beullens, M. Van Camp, P. Van Hummelen, K. Engelen, R. Van Hellemont, K. Marchal,(More)
UNLABELLED To identify key genes in the antiproliferative action of 1,25(OH)2D3, MC3T3-E1 mouse osteoblasts were subjected to cDNA microarray analyses. Eleven E2F-driven DNA replication genes were downregulated by 1,25(OH)2D3. These results were confirmed by quantitative RT-PCR in different cell types, showing the general nature of this action of(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)