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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Mar 25;328(4):831-7.

Negative regulation of human parathyroid hormone gene promoter by vitamin D3 through nuclear factor Y.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Kuopio, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland.


The negative regulation of the human parathyroid hormone (PTH) gene by biologically active vitamin D3 (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3; 1,25(OH)2D3) was studied in rat pituitary GH4C1 cells, which express factors needed for the negative regulation. We report here that NF-Y binds to sequences downstream of the site previously reported to bind the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Additional binding sites for NF-Y reside in the near vicinity and were shown to be important for full activity of the PTH gene promoter. VDR and NF-Y were shown to exhibit mutually exclusive binding to the VDRE region. According to our results, sequestration of binding partners for NF-Y by VDR also affects transcription through a NF-Y consensus binding element in GH4C1 but not in ROS17/2.8 cells. These results indicate that 1,25(OH)2D3 may affect transcription of the human PTH gene both by competitive binding of VDR and NF-Y, and by modulating transcriptional activity of NF-Y.

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