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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539237/effects-of-sex-steroids-on-the-pattern-of-methylation-and-expression-of-the-promoter-region-of-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors-in-people-with-gender-dysphoria-under-cross-sex-hormone-treatment
#1
Gloria Aranda, Eduardo Fernández-Rebollo, Marta Pradas-Juni, Felicia Alexandra Hanzu, Susana G Kalko, Irene Halperin, Mireia Mora
Cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) is critical for phenotypical and physiological transition in adults with gender dysphoria (GD). However, the impact of the CHT onto the molecular level/epigenetic regulation has not been comprehensively addressed. We postulate that CHT in GD could drive changes at the androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and estrogen receptor beta (ESR2), affecting their DNA methylation pattern and mRNA expression that may influence in the phenotypical changes associated to CHT...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536085/interaction-between-the-effects-of-the-selective-estrogen-modulator-femarelle-and-a-vitamin-d-analog-in-human-umbilical-artery-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#2
Dalia Somjen, Esther Knoll, Orli Sharon, Ariel Many, Naftali Stern
To further investigate the interaction between vitamin D system and estrogen-mimetic compounds in the human vasculature we studied the effect of the "less- calcemic" analog of 1,25(OH)2D3 (1,25D); JK 1624F2-2 (JKF) in the presence of selective estrogen modulator femarelle (F), the phytoestrogen daidzein (D) and estradiol-17b (E2) on (3)[H] thymidine incorporation (DNA synthesis) and creatine kinase specific activity (CK) in human umbilical artery vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). F, D and E2, stimulated DNA synthesis at low concentrations, and inhibited it at high concentrations...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529129/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-36-is-involved-in-icaritin-induced-growth-inhibition-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Xue Wang, Nan Zheng, Jing Dong, Xuming Wang, Lijiang Liu, Jian Huang
A sub-class of ER-negative breast cancer that is negative for ER, PR and HER2 expression known as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is highly malignant and lacks effective treatment. Recently, it has been reported that an isoform of estrogen receptor-alpha ER-α36 is expressed and plays a critical role in development of TNBC. ER-α36 forms a positive regulatory loop with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which promotes malignant growth of TNBC cells. Thus, ER-α36 has been proposed as an important target for development of novel drugs for TNBC...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529128/role-of-gper-in-the-activation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase
#4
Natalie C Fredette, Matthias R Meyer, Eric R Prossnitz
Estrogens are potent regulators of vascular tone, yet underlying receptor- and ligand-specific signaling pathways remain poorly characterized. The primary physiological estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2), a non-selective agonist of classical nuclear estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ) as well as the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER), stimulates formation of the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. Here, we studied the contribution of GPER signaling in E2-dependent activation of endothelial NO formation and subsequent vasodilation...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529127/antioxidant-peroxiredoxin-3-expression-is-regulated-by-17beta-estradiol-in-rat-white-adipose-tissue
#5
Marco Bauza-Thorbrügge, M Bel Galmés-Pascual, Miquel Sbert-Roig, J Francisco García-Palmer, Magdalena Gianotti, M Ana Proenza, Isabel Lladó
Peroxiredoxin 3 (PRX3) plays a role as a regulator of the adipocyte mitochondrial function due to its antioxidant activity. We have previously reported the existence of a sexual dimorphism in the mitochondrial oxidative stress status of many rat tissues such as white (WAT) and brown (BAT) adipose tissues. The aim was to elucidate whether sex hormones may play a role in PRX3 expression in the adipose tissues of rats. In in vivo experiments, male and female standard diet fed rats, high fat diet (HFD) fed rats and rosiglitazone-supplemented HFD (HDF+Rsg) fed rats, as well as ovariectomized (OVX) and 17beta-estradiol-supplemented OVX (OVX+E2) female rats were used...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483601/rcts-are-the-only-appropriate-way-to-demonstrate-the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-health
#6
REVIEW
Rolf Jorde
Despite thousands of vitamin D studies published, including hundreds of reviews and meta-analyses, it is still uncertain if supplementation with vitamin D will have positive health effects, except for the skeleton. This cannot be answered by doing more observational studies as it is impossible to control for confounding factors and reverse causality. The only way to firmly prove positive vitamin D effects is by doing the properly designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, it has been difficult to show the expected positive effects by vitamin D supplementation in RCTs, which may indicate that the effects, if present must be small...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479230/characterization-of-synthetic-ecdysteroid-analogues-as-functional-mimics-of-brassinosteroids-in-plant-growth
#7
Jutiporn Thussagunpanit, Kanapol Jutamanee, Sureeporn Homvisasevongsa, Apichart Suksamrarn, Ayumi Yamagami, Takeshi Nakano, Tadao Asami
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are plant steroidal hormones that play important roles in many stages of plant growth. Several plant species produce ecdysteroids, which are known as insect molting steroid hormones. In this study, we evaluated the biological activities of three hydroxysteroidal compounds, 20-hydroxyecdysone (ECD), 7,8-dihydro-8α-20-hydroxyecdysone (DHECD), and 7,8-dihydro-5a,8a-20-hydroxyecdysone (a-DHECD), and compared their activities with that of brassinolide (BL), the most potent BR. In rice, DHECD and a-DHECD enhanced the degree of lamina inclination, as do BRs...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479229/molecular-mechanisms-mediating-the-neuroprotective-role-of-the-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulator-bazedoxifene-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-comparative-study-with-17%C3%AE-estradiol
#8
Teresa Jover-Mengual, María Castelló-Ruiz, María C Burguete, María Jorques, Mikahela A López-Morales, Alicia Aliena-Valero, Andrés Jurado-Rodríguez, Salvador Pérez, José M Centeno, Francisco J Miranda, Enrique Alborch, Germán Torregrosa, Juan B Salom
As the knowledge on the estrogenic system in the brain grows, the possibilities to modulate it in order to afford further neuroprotection in brain damaging disorders so do it. We have previously demonstrated the ability of the selective estrogen receptor modulator, bazedoxifene (BZA), to reduce experimental ischemic brain damage. The present study has been designed to gain insight into the molecular mechanisms involved in such a neuroprotective action by investigating: 1) stroke-induced apoptotic cell death; 2) expression of estrogen receptors (ER) ERα, ERβ and the G-protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER); and 3) modulation of MAPK/ERK1/2 and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479228/design-strategies-of-oxidosqualene-cyclase-inhibitors-targeting-the-sterol-biosynthetic-pathway
#9
REVIEW
Vitor Won-Held Rabelo, Nelilma Correia Romeiro, Paula Alvarez Abreu
Targeting the sterol biosynthesis pathway has been explored for the development of new bioactive compounds. Among the enzymes of this pathway, oxidosqualene cyclase (OSC) which catalyzes lanosterol cyclization from 2,3-oxidosqualene has emerged as an attractive target. In this work, we reviewed the most promising OSC inhibitors from different organisms and their potential for the development of new antiparasitic, antifungal, hypocholesterolemic and anticancer drugs. Different strategies have been adopted for the discovery of new OSC inhibitors, such as structural modifications of the natural substrate or the reaction intermediates, the use of the enzyme's structural information to discover compounds with novel chemotypes, modifications of known inhibitors and the use of molecular modeling techniques such as docking and virtual screening to search for new inhibitors...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465157/gper1-gpr30-in-the-brain-crosstalk-with-classical-estrogen-receptors-and-implications-for-behavior
#10
REVIEW
Maria M Hadjimarkou, Nandini Vasudevan
The GPER1/GPR30 is a membrane estrogen receptor (mER) that binds 17β-estradiol (17β-E) with high affinity and is thought to play a role in cancer progression and cardiovascular health. Though widespread in the central nervous system, less is known about this receptor's function in the brain. GPER1 has been shown to activate kinase cascades and calcium flux within cells rapidly, thus fitting in with the idea of being a mER that mediates non-genomic signaling by estrogens. Signaling from GPER1 has been shown to improve spatial memory, possibly via release of neurotransmitters and generation of new spines on neurons in the hippocampus...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457968/17beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-5-is-negatively-correlated-to-apoptosis-inhibitor-grp78-and-tumor-secreted-protein-pgk1-and-modulates-breast-cancer-cell-viability-and-proliferation
#11
Dan Xu, Juliette A Aka, Ruixuan Wang, Sheng-Xiang Lin
17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 5 (17β-HSD5) is an important enzyme associated with sex steroid metabolism in hormone-dependent cancer. However, reports on its expression and its prognostic value in breast cancer are inconsistent. Here, we demonstrate the impact of 17β-HSD5 expression modulation on the proteome of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer cells. RNA interference technique (siRNA) was used to knock down 17β-HSD5 gene expression in the ER+ breast cancer cell line MCF-7 and the proteome of the 17β-HSD5-knockdown cells was compared to that of MCF-7 cells using two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis followed by mass spectrometry analysis...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457967/dhrs7-sdr34c1-a-new-player-in-the-regulation-of-androgen-receptor-function-by-inactivation-of-5%C3%AE-dihydrotestosterone
#12
Selene Araya, Denise V Kratschmar, Maria Tsachaki, Simon Stücheli, Katharina R Beck, Alex Odermatt
DHRS7 (SDR34C1) has been associated with potential tumor suppressor effects in prostate cancer; however, its function remains largely unknown. Recent experiments using purified recombinant human DHRS7 suggested several potential substrates, including the steroids cortisone and Δ4-androstene-3,17-dione (androstenedione). However, the substrate and cofactor concentrations used in these experiments were very high and the physiological relevance of these observations needed to be further investigated. In the present study, recombinant human DHRS7 was expressed in intact HEK-293 cells in order to investigate whether glucocorticoids and androgens serve as substrates at sub-micromolar concentrations and at physiological cofactor concentrations...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457966/highlights-from-the-5th-international-conference-on-vitamin-d-deficiency-nutrition-and-human-health-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-march-24-25-2016
#13
EDITORIAL
Afrozul Haq, Sunil J Wimalawansa, Carsten Carlberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442392/4-chlorodiazepam-is-neuroprotective-against-amyloid-beta-in-organotypic-hippocampal-cultures
#14
B D Arbo, J B Hoppe, K Rodrigues, L M Garcia-Segura, C G Salbego, M F Ribeiro
The translocator protein (TSPO) is an outer mitochondrial membrane protein involved in the transport of cholesterol into the mitochondria, which is the first step for the synthesis of steroid hormones, as well as in the regulation of mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening and apoptosis. Studies have shown that the activation of TSPO may promote neuroprotective actions in experimental models of neurodegeneration and brain injury. In a previous study, our group showed that 4'-chlorodiazepam (4'-CD), a TSPO ligand, was neuroprotective against amyloid-beta (Aβ) in SHSY-5Y neuroblastoma cells...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442393/progesterone-receptors-pr-mediate-stat-actions-pr-and-prolactin-receptor-signaling-crosstalk-in-breast-cancer-models
#15
Katherine A Leehy, Thu H Truong, Laura J Mauro, Carol A Lange
Estrogen is the major mitogenic stimulus of mammary gland development during puberty wherein ER signaling acts to induce abundant PR expression. PR signaling, in contrast, is the primary driver of mammary epithelial cell proliferation in adulthood. The high circulating levels of progesterone during pregnancy signal through PR, inducing expression of the prolactin receptor (PRLR). Cooperation between PR and prolactin (PRL) signaling, via regulation of downstream components in the PRL signaling pathway including JAKs and STATs, facilitates the alveolar morphogenesis observed during pregnancy...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428022/cloning-and-identification-of-a-novel-steroid-11%C3%AE-hydroxylase-gene-from-absidia-coerulea
#16
Ruijie Wang, Pengcheng Sui, Xiangjiang Hou, Tong Cao, Longgang Jia, Fuping Lu, Suren Singh, Zhengxiang Wang, Xiaoguang Liu
Steroid 11-hydroxylation by filamentous fungi is a major route for industrial scale production of key intermediates in the synthesis of steroid drugs. Although it is well established that enzymes involved in fungal hydroxylation of steroids are cytochrome P450s (CYP), few fungal steroid hydroxylase genes have been identified. In this study, we identified a novel 11α-hydroxylase gene CYP5311B1 from Absidia coerulea AS3.65 by a combination of transcriptome sequencing, real-time qRT-PCR and heterologous expression in Pichia pastoris...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428023/cyp450s-analysis-across-spiny-lobster-metamorphosis-identifies-a-long-sought-missing-link-in-crustacean-development
#17
Tomer Ventura, Utpal Bose, Quinn P Fitzgibbon, Gregory G Smith, P Nicholas Shaw, Scott F Cummins, Abigail Elizur
Cytochrome P450s (CYP450s) are a rapidly evolving family of enzymes, making it difficult to identify bona fide orthologs with notable lineage-specific exceptions. In ecdysozoans, a small number of the most conserved orthologs include enzymes which metabolize ecdysteroids. Ecdysone pathway components were recently shown in a decapod crustacean but with a notable absence of shade, which is important for converting ecdysone to its active form, 20-hydroxyecdysone (20HE), suggesting that another CYP450 performs a similar function in crustaceans...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412323/single-cpg-site-methylation-controls-estrogen-receptor-gene-transcription-and-correlates-with-hormone-therapy-resistance
#18
Kouki Tsuboi, Takamasa Nagatomo, Tatsuyuki Gohno, Toru Higuchi, Shunta Sasaki, Natsu Fujiki, Masafumi Kurosumi, Hiroyuki Takei, Yuri Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Niwa, Shin-Ichi Hayashi
Hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for patients with estrogen receptor α-positive breast cancers. However, although resistance occurs during treatment in some cases and often reflects changed estrogen receptor α status, the relationship between changes in estrogen receptor α expression and resistance to therapy are poorly understood. In this study, we identified a mechanism for altered estrogen receptor α expression during disease progression and acquired hormone therapy resistance in aromatase inhibitor-resistant breast cancer cell lines...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411181/monoclonal-antibodies-to-the-reactive-centre-loop-rcl-of-human-corticosteroid-binding-globulin-cbg-can-protect-against-proteolytic-cleavage
#19
John G Lewis, Peter A Elder
Corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) binds most of the cortisol in circulation and is a non-functional member of the family of serine protease inhibitors (serpins) with an exposed elastase sensitive reactive centre loop (RCL). The RCL can be cleaved by human neutrophil elastase, released from activated neutrophils, and can also be cleaved at nearby site(s) by elastase released by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and at two further sites, also within the RCL, by bovine chymotrypsin. Cleavage of the RCL results in a conformational change accompanied by a marked decrease in affinity for cortisol and hence its release at the site of proteolysis...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408351/inhibition-of-heat-shock-protein-90-rescues-glucocorticoid-induced-bone-loss-through-enhancing-bone-formation
#20
Haixiao Chen, Ji Xing, Xinhua Hu, Lihua Chen, Haiyan Lv, Chengyun Xu, Dun Hong, Ximei Wu
Endogenous glucocorticoids (GCs) support normal bone development and bone mass maintenance, whereas long-term exposure to pharmacological dosages of GCs uncouples bone formation and resorption, resulting in GC-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) chaperoning glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling prompts us to speculate that HSP90 plays critical roles in GC-mediated bone formation and GIOP. In the present study, inhibition of HSP90 activity by 17-Demethoxy-17-allyaminogeldanmycin (17-AAG) or knockdown of HSP90 expression by siRNAs attenuated dexamethasone(Dex)-induced GR nuclear accumulation and transcriptional output of GR signaling, whereas overexpression of HSP90α or HSP90β enhanced GR transactivity in C3H10T1/2 cells...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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