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Vitamin D Receptor affects 10 other genes - June 2024


By Perplexity AI June 2024

The Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) affects the expression and regulation of numerous genes across the genome. Here are some key genes and gene families influenced by VDR:

  1. CYP24A1: This gene encodes the enzyme responsible for vitamin D catabolism. VDR strongly upregulates CYP24A1 expression as part of a negative feedback loop to control vitamin D levels.
  2. CAMP (Cathelicidin Antimicrobial Peptide): VDR induces expression of this gene, which plays a crucial role in innate immunity and antimicrobial defense.
  3. Calcium transport genes: VDR regulates genes involved in calcium homeostasis, including calcium-binding proteins like calbindin ( ((Lung Cancer risk increases if low Vitamin D, poor activation of Vitamin D Receptor which affects the CALB1 gene – June 2024|CALB1) )) and calcium channel proteins.
  4. Bone metabolism genes: VDR influences genes involved in bone formation and resorption, such as osteocalcin (BGLAP) and osteopontin (SPP1).
  5. Cell cycle regulators: VDR can modulate the expression of genes involved in cell proliferation and differentiation, including p21 and p27.
  6. Immune system genes: VDR affects various genes involved in immune function, including cytokines and their receptors.
  7. Renin-angiotensin system genes: VDR has been shown to regulate renin gene expression, influencing blood pressure control.
  8. Detoxification genes: VDR regulates genes involved in xenobiotic metabolism, such as CYP3A4.
  9. Epigenetic modifiers: VDR can influence the expression of genes involved in epigenetic regulation, potentially affecting a wide range of cellular processes.
  10. Tumor suppressor genes: In some contexts, VDR can regulate genes involved in cancer prevention and progression.

It's important to note that the specific genes affected by VDR can vary depending on cell type, tissue context, and physiological conditions.
The VDR is estimated to regulate about 3-5% of the human genome, potentially influencing thousands of genes directly or indirectly. 
The complex interplay between VDR, its target genes, and various environmental and genetic factors contributes to the wide-ranging effects of vitamin D in the body
Perplexity provides many references


VitaminDWiki – Vitamin D Receptor contains

519 studies in Vitamin D Receptor category

Vitamin D tests cannot detect Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) problems
A poor VDR restricts Vitamin D from getting in the cells

See also: 48 studies in the Resveratrol category

It appears that 30% of the population have a poor VDR (40% of the Obese )
Several diseases protect themselves by deactivating the Vitamin D receptor. Example: Breast Cancer
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The Vitamin D Receptor is associated with many health problems

Health problems include: Autoimmune (19 studies), Breast Cancer (22 studies), Colon Cancer (13 studies), Cardiovascular (23 studies), Cognition (16 studies), Diabetes (24 studies), Hypertension (9 studies), Infant (22 studies), Lupus (6 studies), Metabolic Syndrome (4 studies), Mortality (4 studies), Multiple Sclerosis (12 studies), Obesity (17 studies), Pregnancy (24 studies), Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 studies), TB (8 studies), VIRUS (36 studies),   Click here for details
Some health problems, such as Breast Cancer, Diabetes, and COVID protect themselves by reducing VDR activation

55 health problems associated with poor VDR


A poor VDR is associated with the risk of 55 health problems  click here for details
The risk of 48 diseases at least double with poor VDR as of Jan 2023  click here for details
Some health problem, such as Breast Cancer reduce the VDR

VDR at-home test $29 - results not easily understood in 2016
There are hints that you may have inherited a poor VDR


How to increase VDR activation


Compensate for poor VDR by increasing one or more:

IncreasingIncreases
1) Vitamin D supplement  Sun
Ultraviolet -B
Vitamin D in the blood
and thus in the cells
2) MagnesiumVitamin D in the blood
 AND in the cells
3) Omega-3 Vitamin D in the cells
4) Resveratrol Vitamin D Receptor
5) Intense exercise Vitamin D Receptor
6) Get prescription for VDR activator
   paricalcitol, maxacalcitol?
Vitamin D Receptor
7) Quercetin (flavonoid) Vitamin D Receptor
8) Zinc is in the VDRVitamin D Receptor
9) BoronVitamin D Receptor ?,
etc
10) Essential oils e.g. ginger, curcuminVitamin D Receptor
11) ProgesteroneVitamin D Receptor
12) Infrequent high concentration Vitamin D
Increases the concentration gradient
Vitamin D Receptor
13) Sulfroaphane and perhaps sulfurVitamin D Receptor
14) Butyrate especially gutVitamin D Receptor
15) BerberineVitamin D Receptor

Note: If you are not feeling enough benefit from Vitamin D, you might try increasing VDR activation. You might feel the benefit within days of adding one or more of the above

Far healthier and stronger at age 72 due to supplements Includes 6 supplements that help the VDR


Increased risk associated with a poor Vitamin D Receptor
   Note: Some diseases reduce VDR activation
those with a * are known to decrease activation

Risk
increase
Health Problem
50Lyme Disease *
28Leprosy - another says 3X
15Chronic Heart Failure
15Temporary hair loss
14,7Childhood solid cancers
14Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease
13Sepsis
12COVID Death
11Metabolic Syndrome
9.6Chronic Periodontitis
   and smoke
8Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
7.6Crohn's disease
7.5Respiratory Tract Infections
5.8Low back pain in athletes
5 Respiratory Distress in preemies
5Ulcerative Colitis
5Coronary Artery Disease
5Asthma Child see also 1.3, 2.0 and 3.6
4.6Breast Cancer * 16.9 X another study
4.3Severe COVID in kids
4.1Vitiligo
4Polycystic ovary syndrome
3.8Lupus
3.6 Pneumonia - children
3.3 Pre-term birth
3.1 Colon Cancer survival
3 Multiple Sclerosis
3Dengue
3 Waist size
3 Ischemic Stroke
3Alzheimer’s
9X in women
3Parkinson’s
3Gestational Diabetes
2.9Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease
2.8Osteoporosis & COPD
2.7Gastric Cancer
2.6Lupus in children
2.5 Lumbar Disc Degeneration
2.4Lung Cancer
2.3Cardio
2.3Autism
2.2Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
2.1Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Asians
2Diabetic Retinopathy
2Parkinson's
2 Wheezing/Asthma see also 5X
2 Melanoma   Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
2Myopia
2Preeclampsia
1.9Uterine Fibroids
1.9Early tooth decay
1.8Diabetic nephropathy
1.8Sleep Apnea
1.6Diabetes - Type I
1.6Prostate Cancer while black
1.5 Diabetes -Type II
1.5Gout
1.5Pertussis
1.5Obesity
1.4Graves Disease
1.4 Rheumatoid arthritis
1.3Hypertension
1.3Childhood asthma see also 5X
1.3Psoriasis in Caucasians
1.3Tuberculosis
?? Rickets - Vitamin D resistant

VitaminDWiki – Genetics category contains

338 articles in the Genetics category

see also

Vitamin D blood test misses a lot
in Visio for 2023

  • Vitamin D from coming from tissues (vs blood) was speculated to be 50% in 2014, and by 2017 was speculated to be 90%
  • Note: Good blood test results (> 40 ng) does not mean that a good amount of Vitamin D actually gets to cells
  • A Vitamin D test in cells rather than blood was feasible (2017 personal communication)   Commercially available 2019
    • However, test results would vary in each tissue due to multiple genes
  • Good clues that Vitamin D is being restricted from getting to the cells
    1) A vitamin D-related health problem runs in the family
        especially if it is one of 51+ diseases related to Vitamin D Receptor
    2) Slightly increasing Vitamin D shows benefits (even if conventional Vitamin D test shows an increase)
    3) DNA and VDR tests - 120 to 200 dollars $100 to $250
    4) PTH bottoms out ( shows that parathyroid cells are getting Vitamin d)
       Genes are good, have enough Magnesium, etc.
    5) Back Pain
       probably want at least 2 clues before taking adding vitamin D, Omega-3, Magnesium, Resveratrol, etc
      • The founder of VitaminDWiki took action with clues #3&5
Vitamin D Receptor affects 10 other genes - June 2024        
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