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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913313/the-role-of-vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-carcinogenesis-through-epidemiology-and-basic-sciences
#1
REVIEW
Borja Bandera Merchan, Sonsoles Morcillo, Gracias Martin-Nuñez, Francisco José Tinahones, Manuel Macías-González
In the last two decades vitamin D (VD) research has demonstrated new extraskeletal actions of this pre-hormone, suggesting a protective role of this secosteroid in the onset, progression and prognosis of several chronic noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus or cancer. Regarding carcinogenesis, both preclinical and epidemiological evidence available show oncoprotective actions of VD and its receptor, the VDR. However, in late neoplastic stages the VD system (VDS) seems to be less functional, which appears to be due to an epigenetic silencing of the system...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890531/short-term-effects-of-diabetes-on-neurosteroidogenesis-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#2
Simone Romano, Nico Mitro, Silvia Diviccaro, Roberto Spezzano, Matteo Audano, Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura, Donatella Caruso, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Diabetes may induce neurophysiological and structural changes in the central nervous system (i.e., diabetic encephalopathy). We here explored whether the levels of neuroactive steroids (i.e., neuroprotective agents) in the hippocampus may be altered by short-term diabetes (i.e., one month). To this aim, by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry we observed that in the experimental model of the rat raised diabetic by streptozotocin injection, one month of pathology induced changes in the levels of several neuroactive steroids, such as pregnenolone, progesterone and its metabolites (i...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888135/antihypertensive-effects-of-androgens-in-conscious-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#3
Mercedes Perusquía, Nieves Herrera, Mercedes Ferrer, John N Stallone
Androgens are vasoactive steroids that induce acute vasodilation in a number of isolated vascular beds from different species, but the effects of these hormones on systemic blood pressure (BP) have been studied little. Although it has been reported that androgens exert systemic hypotensive effects through peripheral vasodilation in normotensive rats, there have not been any reports of systemic hypotensive effects of androgens in animals with hypertension. This study was designed to evaluate the acute effects of testosterone (TES) and its 5-reduced metabolites on systemic BP in hypertensive rats and to test the hypothesis that hypotestosteronemia may be involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888136/different-epigenetic-mechanisms-of-er%C3%AE-implicated-in-the-fate-of-fulvestrant-resistant-breast-cancer
#4
Kouki Tsuboi, Yosuke Kaneko, Takamasa Nagatomo, Rika Fujii, Toru Hanamura, Tatsuyuki Gohno, Yuri Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Niwa, Shin-Ichi Hayashi
Approximately 70% of breast cancers express estrogen receptor α (ERα), which plays critical roles in breast cancer development. Fulvestrant has been effectively used to treat ERα-positive breast cancer, although resistance remains a critical problem. To elucidate the mechanism of resistance to fulvestrant, we established fulvestrant-resistant cell-lines named MFR (MCF-7 derived fulvestrant resistance) and TFR (T-47D derived fulvestrant resistance) from the ERα-positive luminal breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and T-47D, respectively...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884727/impact-of-17beta-estradiol-and-progesterone-on-inflammatory-and-apoptotic-microrna-expression-after-ischemia-in-a-rat-model
#5
Rebecca Herzog, Adib Zendedel, Leoni Lammerding, Cordian Beyer, Alexander Slowik
17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) are neuroprotective factors in the brain preventing neuronal death under different injury paradigms. In previous studies, we demonstrated that both steroids dampen neuronal damage, improve local energy metabolism and attenuate pro-inflammatory responses. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small regulators of distinct target genes on the RNA level. Their expression patterns are misbalanced in several neurological disorders. To explore the regulatory mechanisms of steroid hormones on selected miRNAs and their validated targets in ischemia, we used the transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) model...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876536/the-protective-effect-of-1alpha-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-and-metformin-on-liver-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#6
REVIEW
Samah Elattar, Suzanne Estaphan, Enas A Mohamed, Ahmed Elzainy, Mary Naguib
There is an accumulating evidence suggesting an immunomodulatory role of 1α,25(OH)2D3. Altered 1α,25(OH)2D3 level may play a role in the development of T2DM and contribute to the pathogenesis of liver diseases. Our study was designed to study and compare the effect of metformin and 1α,25(OH)2D3 supplementation on liver injury in type 2 diabetic rat. Sixty male Albino rats were divided into 5 groups; group 1: control rats. the remaining rats were fed high fat diet for 2 weeks and injected with streptozotocin (35mg/kg BW, i...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871979/sex-specific-effects-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-dhea-on-glucose-metabolism-in-the-cns
#7
Claudia Vieira-Marques, Bruno Dutra Arbo, Aline Gonçalves Cozer, Ana Lúcia Hoefel, Ana Lúcia Cecconello, Priscila Zanini, Gabriela Niches, Luiz Carlos Kucharski, Maria Flávia M Ribeiro
DHEA is a neuroactive steroid, due to its modulatory actions on the central nervous system (CNS). DHEA is able to regulate neurogenesis, neurotransmitter receptors and neuronal excitability, function, survival and metabolism. The levels of DHEA decrease gradually with advancing age, and this decline has been associated with age related neuronal dysfunction and degeneration, suggesting a neuroprotective effect of endogenous DHEA. There are significant sex differences in the pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of many neurological diseases...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871978/differences-in-testosterone-and-its-precursors-by-sex-of-the-offspring-in-meconium
#8
Alexander J Frey, Bo Y Park, Emily R Schriver, Daniel R Feldman, Samuel Parry, Lisa A Croen, Daniele M Fallin, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Craig J Newschaffer, Nathaniel W Snyder
Prenatal metabolism exerts profound effects on development. The first stool of the newborn, meconium, provides a window into the prenatal metabolic environment. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of meconium as a novel matrix to quantify prenatal steroid levels. We quantified parameters of analytical interest regarding the use of meconium, including sample stability. We hypothesized that meconium steroid content would differ by sex, prompting analysis of meconium to test effects of prenatal steroid metabolism...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871977/a-time-course-regulatory-and-kinetic-expression-study-of-steroid-metabolizing-enzymes-by-calcitriol-in-primary-cultured-human-placental-cells
#9
Nancy Noyola-Martínez, Ali Halhali, Verónica Zaga-Clavellina, Andrea Olmos-Ortiz, Fernando Larrea, David Barrera
1,25-dihydroxivitamin D3 (calcitriol), is a secoesteroid involved in several placental functions. In particular, we and others showed that calcitriol regulates peptides, proteins, cytokines and hormones production in human trophoblastic cells. On the other hand, calcitriol modifies the activity and expression of some steroidogenic enzymes, a process that is considered tissue-specific. However, the effects of calcitriol on the expression of enzymes involved in the synthesis of sex steroids in placental tissue have not yet been entirely studied...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866972/letrozole-regulates-actin-cytoskeleton-polymerization-dynamics-in-a-src-1-dependent-manner-in-the-hippocampus-of-mice
#10
Yangang Zhao, Yanlan Yu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Li He, Linli Qiu, Jikai Zhao, Mengying Liu, Jiqiang Zhang
In the hippocampus, local estrogens (E2) derived from testosterone that is catalyzed by aromatase play important roles in the regulation of hippocampal neural plasticity, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The actin cytoskeleton contributes greatly to hippocampal synaptic plasticity; however, whether it is regulated by local E2 and the related mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In this study, we first examined the postnatal developmental profiles of hippocampal aromatase and specific proteins responsible for actin cytoskeleton dynamics...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865973/hypertension-and-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-an-urban-chinese-population-a-short-report
#11
REVIEW
Liang Ke, Rebecca S Mason, Elias Mpofu, Jakob L Vingren, Yan Li, Barry I Graubard, Kaye Brock
There is debate concerning the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. As both hypertension and vitamin D deficiency are increasingly important public health concerns in China, we investigated these associations in 566 Macao residents. The aim was to investigate the association of serum 25OHD and PTH concentrations with CVD risk factors (hypertension, high pulse rate, abnormal blood lipids). The data were stratified by age, sex, and blood pressure (BP) medication use...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864003/novel-screening-system-for-high-affinity-ligand-of-heredity-vitamin-d-resistant-rickets-associated-vitamin-d-receptor-mutant-r274l-using-bioluminescent-sensor
#12
Hiroki Mano, Miyu Nishikawa, Kaori Yasuda, Shinichi Ikushiro, Nozomi Saito, Daisuke Sawada, Shinobu Honzawa, Masashi Takano, Atsushi Kittaka, Toshiyuki Sakaki
Hereditary vitamin D-resistant rickets (HVDRR) is caused by mutations in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene. Arg274 located in the ligand binding domain (LBD) of VDR is responsible for anchoring 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) by forming a hydrogen bond with the 1α-hydroxyl group of 1α,25(OH)2D3. The Arg274Leu (R274L) mutation identified in patients with HVDRR causes a 1000-fold decrease in the affinity for 1α,25(OH)2D3, and dramatically reduces vitamin D- related gene expression. Recently, we successfully constructed fusion proteins consisting of split-luciferase and LBD of the VDR...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864002/gamma-tocotrienol-reverses-multidrug-resistance-of-breast-cancer-cells-with-a-mechanism-distinct-from-that-of-atorvastatin
#13
Yuedi Ding, Ying Peng, Lili Deng, Jun Fan, Biao Huang
In addition to its antioxidant properties, γ-tocotrienol also has the ability to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, which is the key enzyme in the mevalonate pathway for cholesterol biosynthesis. Statins, the competitive inhibitors of HMG-CoA reductase, display potent anticancer activity and reversal ability of multidrug resistance in a variety of tumor cells, which is believed to be due to their inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase. Here, we determined the role of the mevalonate pathway in γ-tocotrienol-mediated reversal of multidrug resistance in cancer cells...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842977/reprint-of-steroid-5%C3%AE-reductase-2-deficiency
#14
REVIEW
Berenice B Mendonca, Rafael Loch Batista, Sorahia Domenice, Elaine M F Costa, Ivo J P Arnhold, David W Russell, Jean D Wilson
Dihydrotestosterone is a potent androgen metabolite formed from testosterone by action of 5α-reductase isoenzymes. Mutations in the type 2 isoenzyme cause a disorder of 46,XY sex development, termed 5α-reductase type 2 deficiency and that was described forty years ago. Many mutations in the encoding gene have been reported in different ethnic groups. In affected 46,XY individuals, female external genitalia are common, but Mullerian ducts regress, and the internal urogenital tract is male. Most affected males are raised as females, but virilization occurs at puberty, and male social sex develops thereafter with high frequency...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825992/prevalence-determinants-and-clinical-correlates-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-adults-with-inhaled-corticosteroid-treated-asthma-in-london-uk
#15
REVIEW
David A Jolliffe, Kate Kilpin, Beverley D MacLaughlin, Claire L Greiller, Richard L Hooper, Neil C Barnes, Peter M Timms, Raj K Rajakulasingam, Angshu Bhowmik, Aklak B Choudhury, David E Simcock, Elina Hyppönen, Christopher J Corrigan, Robert T Walton, Christopher J Griffiths, Adrian R Martineau
Vitamin D deficiency is common in children with asthma, and it associates with poor asthma control, reduced forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Cross-sectional studies investigating the prevalence, determinants and clinical correlates of vitamin D deficiency in adults with asthma are lacking. We conducted a multi-centre cross-sectional study in 297 adults with a medical record diagnosis of ICS-treated asthma living in London, UK. Details of potential environmental determinants of vitamin D status, asthma control and medication use were collected by questionnaire; blood samples were taken for analysis of serum 25(OH)D concentration and DNA extraction, and participants underwent measurement of weight, height and fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration (FeNO), spirometry and sputum induction for determination of lower airway eosinophil counts (n=35 sub-group)...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825991/cyp24a1-deficiency-does-not-affect-bone-regeneration-in-distraction-osteogenesis
#16
REVIEW
Abdallah Husseini, René St-Arnaud
The putative biological activity of 24,25-(OH)2D remains unclear. Previous studies showed an increase in the circulating levels of this metabolite following fracture in chicks. Our laboratory has generated a mouse model deficient for the Cyp24a1 gene for studying the role of 24,25-(OH)2D. We set out to study the role of CYP24A1 and 24,25-(OH)2D in intramembranous bone formation during distraction osteogenesis in wild-type and Cyp24a1-deficient mice. Distraction osteogenesis was applied to mouse tibiae using a miniature external fixator apparatus...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825978/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-a-healthy-population-from-the-north-of-portugal
#17
REVIEW
Andreia Bettencourt, Daniela Boleixa, Júlia Reis, José Carlos Oliveira, Denisa Mendonça, Paulo Pinho Costa, Berta Martins da Silva, António Marinho, Ana Martins da Silva
Vitamin D status in human populations has become a matter of great concern, in the wake of a multitude of published works that document widespread vitamin D deficiency across Europe, even in countries with abundant sunlight. In Portugal there are no measures of 25-hydroxyvitamin D - 25(OH)D - levels in the general adult population. The purpose of this study was to measure 25(OH)D levels in a healthy population cohort and investigate the possible association with season and selected demographic and laboratory measurements...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818277/comparison-of-the-effects-of-novel-vitamin-d-receptor-analog-vs-105-and-paricalcitol-on-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-bone-disorder-in-an-experimental-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Hideki Fujii, Yuriko Yonekura, Kentaro Nakai, Keiji Kono, Shunsuke Goto, Shinichi Nishi
When using vitamin D, the most important clinical problems are hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and vascular calcification. VS-105 is a novel vitamin D receptor (VDR) analog. In the present study, we compared the effects of VS-105 and paricalcitol on chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) in a CKD rat model. We used male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and performed 5/6 nephrectomy at 8-9 weeks. At 10 weeks, the rats were classified into five groups and administered vehicle, low-dose paricalcitol (LP, 0...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818276/role-of-vitamin-d-on-gut-microbiota-in-cystic-fibrosis
#19
REVIEW
Mansi Kanhere, Benoit Chassaing, Andrew T Gewirtz, Vin Tangpricha
This review explores the potential for vitamin D to favorably alter the gut microbiota, given emerging evidence of the role of vitamin D in controlling mucosal inflammation in the gut. It will focus on cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, a population with both vitamin D deficiency due to gut malabsorption and an altered gut microbiota composition. Recent evidence shows that vitamin D acts to maintain the integrity of the gut mucosal barrier by enhancement of intercellular junctions that control mucosal permeability and reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-8...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818275/dietary-phosphorus-burden-increases-cariogenesis-independent-of-vitamin-d-uptake
#20
REVIEW
Ping Shi, J Max Goodson, Chrispinus H Mumena, Afrozul Haq, Mohammed S Razzaque
An association between excessive sugar consumption and dental decay, particularly in children, has been well-established. In this study we have analyzed whether consumption of phosphorus, an important ingredient of sugary drinks, has any association with the evolvement of dental decay. Food consumption, gingival redness and dental decay were evaluated in a total of 8,317children with the mean age of 9.99 +0.68 years with a strong gender bias (p<0.0005); boys being more affected than girls. Our results showed a significant association (p=0...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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