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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087820/emerging-functional-roles-of-nuclear-receptors-in-breast-cancer
#1
Tram B Doan, Justine Graham, Christine Clarke
Nuclear receptors (NRs) have been targets of intensive drug development for decades due to their roles as key regulators of multiple developmental, physiological and disease processes. In breast cancer, expression of the estrogen and progesterone receptor remains clinically important in predicting prognosis and determining therapeutic strategies. More recently, there is growing evidence supporting the involvement of multiple nuclear receptors other than the estrogen and progesterone receptors, in the regulation of various processes important to the initiation and progression of breast cancer...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073818/transcriptional-coregulator-rip140-an-essential-regulator-of-physiology
#2
Jaya Nautiyal
Transcriptional coregulators drive gene regulatory decisions in the transcriptional space. While transcription factors including all nuclear receptors provide a docking platform for coregulators to bind, these proteins bring enzymatic capabilities to the gene regulatory sites. RIP140 is a transcriptional coregulator essential for several physiological processes and aberrations in its function may lead to diseased states. Unlike several other coregulators which are either known for their coactivating or corepressing roles, in gene regulation, RIP140 is capable of acting both as a coactivator and a corepressor...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057770/neuroendocrine-integration-of-nutritional-signals-on-reproduction
#3
Maggie Corr Evans, Greg Anderson
Reproductive function in mammals is energetically costly and therefore tightly regulated by nutritional status. To enable this integration of metabolic and reproductive function, information regarding peripheral nutritional status must be relayed centrally to the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons that drive reproductive function. The metabolically relevant hormones leptin, insulin and ghrelin have been identified as key mediators of this 'metabolic control of fertility'. However, the neural circuitry through which they act to exert their control over GnRH drive remains incompletely understood...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057769/extra-nuclear-effects-of-estrogen-on-cortical-bone-in-males-require-er%C3%AE-af-1
#4
Helen H Farman, Jianyao Wu, Karin L Gustafsson, Sara H Windahl, Sung Hoon Kim, John A Katzenellenbogen, Claes Ohlsson, Marie K Lagerquist
Estradiol (E2) signaling via estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) is important for the male skeleton as demonstrated by ERα inactivation in both mice and man. ERα mediates estrogenic effects by translocating to the nucleus and there affecting gene transcription, but can also mediate effects via extra-nuclear actions by e.g., triggering cytoplasmic signaling cascades. ERα contains various domains and the role of activation function 1 (ERαAF-1) is known to be tissue-specific. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of extra-nuclear estrogen effects for the skeleton in males and to determine the role of ERαAF-1 for mediating these effects...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057768/tert-biology-and-function-in-cancer-beyond-immortalization
#5
Ana Pestana, João Vinagre, M Sobrinho-Simões, P Soares
Evasion of replicative senescence and proliferation without restriction, sometimes designated as immortalization, is one of cancer hallmarks that may be attained through reactivation of telomerase in somatic cells. In contrast to most normal cells in which there is lack of telomerase activity, upregulation of TERT transcription/activity is detected in 80 to 90% of malignant tumours. In several types of cancer there is a relationship between the presence of TERTp mutations, TERT mRNA expression and clinico-pathological features but the biological bridge between the occurrence of TERTp mutations and the aggressive/invasive features displayed by the tumours remains unidentified...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965371/metabolic-signaling-functions-of-er-mitochondria-contact-sites-role-in-metabolic-diseases
#6
Emily Tubbs, Jennifer Rieusset
Beyond the maintenance of cellular homeostasis and the determination of cell fate, ER-mitochondria contact sites, defined as mitochondria-associated membranes (MAM), start to emerge as an important signaling hub that integrates nutrient and hormonal stimuli and adapts cellular metabolism. Here, we summarize the established structural and functional features of MAM, and mainly focus on the latest breakthroughs highlighting a crucial role of organelle crosstalk in the control of metabolic homeostasis. Lastly, we discuss recent studies that have revealed the importance of MAM in metabolic diseases, but also in other pathologies with disrupted metabolism, shedding light on potential common molecular mechanisms and leading hopefully to novel treatment strategies...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965370/genetic-characterization-of-a-mouse-line-with-primary-aldosteronism
#7
Luis Gustavo Perez-Rivas, Yara Rhayem, Sibylle Sabrautzki, Constanze Hantel, Birgit Rathkolb, Martin Hrabé de Angelis, Martin Reincke, Felix Beuschlein, Ariadni Spyroglou
In an attempt to define novel genetic loci involved in the pathophysiology of primary aldosteronism a mutagenesis screen following treatment with the alkylating agent N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea was established for the parameter aldosterone. One of the generated mouse lines with hyperaldosteronism was phenotypically and genetically characterized. This mouse line had high aldosterone levels but normal creatinine and urea values. The steroidogenic enzyme expression levels in the adrenal gland did not differ significantly among phenotypically affected and unaffected mice...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923872/dopamine-directly-increases-mitochondrial-mass-and-thermogenesis-in-brown-adipocytes
#8
Rose Kohlie, Nina Perwitz, Julia Resch, Sebastian Michael Schmid, Hendrik Lehnert, Johannes Klein, Karl Alexander Iwen
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is key to energy homeostasis. By virtue of its thermogenic potential it may dissipate excessive energy, regulate body weight, and increase insulin sensitivity. Catecholamines are critically involved in the regulation of BAT-thermogenesis, yet research has focussed on the effects of noradrenaline and adrenaline. Some evidence suggests a role of dopamine (DA) in BAT-thermogenesis but the cellular mechanisms involved have not been addressed. We employed our extensively characterised murine brown adipocyte cells...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899417/emerging-roles-of-glis3-in-neonatal-diabetes-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
#9
Xianjie Wen, Yisheng Yang
GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3), a member of the Krüppel-like zinc finger protein subfamily, is predominantly expressed in the pancreas, thyroid, and kidney. Glis3 mRNA can be initially detected in mouse pancreas at embryonic day 11.5 and is largely restricted to β cells, pancreatic polypeptide-expressing cells, as well as ductal cells at later stage of pancreas development. Mutations in GLIS3 cause a neonatal diabetes syndrome, characterized by neonatal diabetes, congenital hypothyroidism, and polycystic kidney. Importantly, genome-wide association studies showed that variations of GLIS3 are strongly associated with both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in multiple populations...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872158/filamin-a-is-reduced-and-contributes-to-the-casr-sensitivity-in-human-parathyroid-tumors
#10
Alessandra Mingione, Chiara Verdelli, Stefano Ferrero, Valentina Vaira, Vito Guarnieri, Alfredo Scillitani, Leonardo Vicentini, Gianni Balza, Edoardo Beretta, Annalisa Terranegra, Giuseppe Vezzoli, Laura Soldati, Sabrina Corbetta
Parathyroid tumors display reduced sensitivity to extracellular calcium ([Ca2+]o). [Ca2+]o activates calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), which interacts with the scaffold protein filamin A (FLNA). The study aimed to investigate: 1) the FLNA expression in human parathyroid tumors, 2) its effects on the CASR mRNA and protein expression, and 3) on ERK signaling activation, 4) the effect of the carboxy-terminal CASR variants and 5) of the treatment with the CASR agonist R568 on FLNA-mediated ERK phosphorylation in HEK293 cells...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872157/exendin-4-increases-oxygen-consumption-and-thermogenic-gene-expression-in-muscle-cells
#11
Jin-Seung Choung, Young-Sun Lee, Hee-Sook Jun
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP1) has many anti-diabetic actions and also increases energy expenditure in vivo. Since skeletal muscle is a major organ controlling energy metabolism, we investigated whether GLP1 can affect energy metabolism in muscle. We found that treatment of differentiated C2C12 cells with Exendin-4 (Ex-4), a GLP1 receptor agonist, reduced oleate:palmitate-induced lipid accumulation and triglyceride content compared with cells without Ex-4 treatment. When we examined the oxygen consumption rate (OCR), not only the basal OCR but also the OCR induced by oleate:palmitate addition was significantly increased in Ex-4-treated differentiated C2C12 cells, and this was inhibited by Exendin-9, a GLP1 receptor antagonist...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920094/acknowledgement-to-reviewers
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January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920093/metformin-reduces-glycometabolism-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#13
Chen-Tian Shen, Wei-Jun Wei, Zhong-Ling Qiu, Hong-Jun Song, Xin-Yun Zhang, Zhen-Kui Sun, Quan-Yong Luo
More aggressive thyroid cancer cells show a higher activity of glycometabolism. Targeting cancer cell metabolism has emerged as a novel approach to prevent or treat malignant tumors. Glucose metabolism regulation effect of metformin in papillary thyroid cancer was investigated in the current study. Human papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cell lines BCPAP and KTC1 were used. Cell viability was detected by CCK8 assay. Glucose uptake and relative gene expression were measured in metformin (0-10 mM for 48 h)-treated cells by (18)F-FDG uptake assay and western blotting analysis, respectively...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875255/glycosylation-pattern-analysis-of-glycoprotein-hormones-and-their-receptors
#14
Ricardo Núñez Miguel, Jane Sanders, Jadwiga Furmaniak, Bernard Rees Smith
We have studied glycosylation patterns in glycoprotein hormones (GPHs) and glycoprotein hormone receptor (GPHR) extracellular domains (ECD) from different species to identify areas not glycosylated that could be involved in intermolecular or intramolecular interactions. Comparative models of the structure of the TSHR ECD in complex with TSH and in complex with TSHR autoantibodies (M22, stimulating and K1-70, blocking) were obtained based on the crystal structures of the FSH-FSHR ECD, M22-TSHR leucine-rich repeat domain (LRD) and K1-70-TSHR LRD complexes...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864453/glial-cells-and-energy-balance
#15
REVIEW
Pilar Argente-Arizón, Santiago Guerra-Cantera, Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura, Jesús Argente, Julie A Chowen
The search for new strategies and drugs to abate the current obesity epidemic has led to the intensification of research aimed at understanding the neuroendocrine control of appetite and energy expenditure. This intensified investigation of metabolic control has also included the study of how glial cells participate in this process. Glia, the most abundant cell type in the central nervous system, perform a wide spectrum of functions and are vital for the correct functioning of neurons and neuronal circuits...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856505/transcriptomic-changes-throughout-post-hatch-development-in-gallus-gallus-pituitary
#16
Elizabeth M Pritchett, Susan J Lamont, Carl J Schmidt
The pituitary gland is a neuroendocrine organ that works closely with the hypothalamus to affect multiple processes within the body including the stress response, metabolism, growth and immune function. Relative tissue expression (rEx) is a transcriptome analysis method that compares the genes expressed in a particular tissue to the genes expressed in all other tissues with available data. Using rEx, the aim of this study was to identify genes that are uniquely or more abundantly expressed in the pituitary when compared to all other collected chicken tissues...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821439/mineralocorticoid-regulation-of-cell-function-the-role-of-rapid-signalling-and-gene-transcription-pathways
#17
REVIEW
Gregory S Y Ong, Morag J Young
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) and mineralocorticoids regulate epithelial handling of electrolytes, and induces diverse effects on other tissues. Traditionally, the effects of MR were ascribed to ligand-receptor binding and activation of gene transcription. However, the MR also utilises a number of intracellular signalling cascades, often by transactivating unrelated receptors, to change cell function more rapidly. Although aldosterone is the physiological mineralocorticoid, it is not the sole ligand for MR...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821438/akkermansia-muciniphila-improves-metabolic-profiles-by-reducing-inflammation-in-chow-diet-fed-mice
#18
Shaoqian Zhao, Wen Liu, Jiqiu Wang, Juan Shi, Yingkai Sun, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning, Ruixin Liu, Jie Hong
Abnormal shifts in the composition of gut microbiota contribute to the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The crosstalk between gut microbes and the host affects the inflammatory status and glucose tolerance of the individuals, but the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated completely. In this study, we treated the lean chow diet-fed mice with Akkermansia muciniphila, which is thought to be inversely correlated with inflammation status and body weight in rodents and humans, and we found that A...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729460/antiestrogens-structure-activity-relationships-and-use-in-breast-cancer-treatment
#19
REVIEW
T Traboulsi, M El Ezzy, J L Gleason, S Mader
About 70% of breast tumors express estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), which mediates the proliferative effects of estrogens on breast epithelial cells, and are candidates for treatment with antiestrogens, steroidal or non-steroidal molecules designed to compete with estrogens and antagonize ERs. The variable patterns of activity of antiestrogens (AEs) in estrogen target tissues and the lack of systematic cross-resistance between different types of molecules have provided evidence for different mechanisms of action...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553202/getting-to-the-heart-of-intracellular-glucocorticoid-regeneration-11%C3%AE-hsd1-in-the-myocardium
#20
REVIEW
Gillian A Gray, Christopher I White, Raphael F P Castellan, Sara J McSweeney, Karen E Chapman
Corticosteroids influence the development and function of the heart and its response to injury and pressure overload via actions on glucocorticoid (GR) and mineralocorticoid (MR) receptors. Systemic corticosteroid concentration depends largely on the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, but glucocorticoid can also be regenerated from intrinsically inert metabolites by the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1), selectively increasing glucocorticoid levels within cells and tissues...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
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