The 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VD) analogues MC903, EB1089 and KH1060 activate the VD receptor: homodimers show higher ligand sensitivity than heterodimers with retinoid X receptors.

The nuclear receptor for 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VD), VDR, belongs to the nuclear receptor superfamily. This ligand-inducible transcription factor mediates the genomic VD signalling pathways by binding to specific response elements in the promoter region of VD regulated genes. Two types of natural VD response elements are used as models for the VDR… CONTINUE READING