VDR (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All VDR reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 3 VDR Antibody, 30 VDR Gene, 2 VDR Lysate, 2 VDR Protein, 2 VDR qPCR. All VDR reagents are ready to use.

VDR Protein (2)

VDR Antibody (3)

VDR Lysate (2)

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VDR Background

VDR (vitamin D(1,25- dihydroxyvitamin D3)receptor), also known as NR1I1, belongs to the NR1I family, NR1 subfamily. It is composed of three domains: a modulating N-terminal domain, a DNA-binding domain and a C-terminal ligand-binding domain. Vitamin D receptors (VDRs) are members of the NR1I family, which also includes pregnane X (PXR) and constitutive androstane (CAR) receptors, that form heterodimers with members of the retinoid X receptor family. VDRs repress expression of 1alpha-hydroxylase (the proximal activator of 1,25(OH)2D3) and induce expression of the 1,25(OH)2D3 inactivating enzyme CYP24. Also, it has recently been identified as an additional bile acid receptor alongside FXR and may function to protect gut against the toxic and carcinogenic effects of these endobiotics. VDR is expressed in the intestine, thyroid and kidney and has a vital role in calcium homeostasis. It is the nuclear hormone receptor, also called transcription factor that mediates the action of vitamin D3. Inherited mutations in the VDR gene leads to rickets.

VDR References

  • Moore DD, et al. (2006) The NR1H and NR1I receptors: constitutive androstane receptor, pregnene X receptor, farnesoid X receptor alpha, farnesoid X receptor beta, liver X receptor alpha, liver X receptor beta, and vitamin D receptor. Pharmacol Rev. 58(4):742-59.
  • Szpirer J, et al. (1991)The Sp1 transcription factor gene (SP1) and the 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 receptor gene (VDR) are colocalized on human chromosome arm 12q and rat chromosome 7. Genomics. 11(1):168-73.
  • Germain P, et al. (2006) Overview of nomenclature of nuclear receptors. Pharmacol Rev. 58(4): 685-704.
  • Adorini L, et al. (2006) Vitamin D receptor agonists, cancer and the immune system: an intricate relationship. Curr Top Med Chem. 6(12):1297-301.
  • Luderer HF, et al. (2010) The vitamin D receptor, the skin and stem cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 121(1-2):314-6.