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#1
Maša Sinreih, Saša Štupar, Luka Čemažar, Ivan Verdenik, Snježana Grazio-Frković, Špela Smrkolj, Tea Lanišnik Rižner
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent gynecological malignancy in the developed world. The majority of cases are estrogen dependent, and are associated with diminished protective effects of progesterone. Endometrial cancer is also related to enhanced inflammation and decreased differentiation. In our previous studies, we examined the expression of genes involved in estrogen and progesterone actions, in inflammation and tumor differentiation, in tissue samples from endometrial cancer and adjacent control endometrium...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232149/16-dehydropregnenolone-lowers-serum-cholesterol-by-up-regulation-of-cyp7a1-in-hyperlipidemic-male-hamsters
#2
Rachumallu Ramakrishna, Durgesh Kumar, Manisha Bhateria, Anil Nilkanth Gaikwad, Rabi Sankar Bhatta
16-dehydropregnenolone (DHP) has been developed and patented as a promising antihyperlipidemic agent by CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), India. Although DHP is implicated in controlling cholesterol homeostasis, the mechanism underlying its pharmacological effect in hyperlipidemic disease models is poorly understood. In the present study, we postulated that DHP lowers serum lipids through regulating the key hepatic genes accountable for cholesterol metabolism. The hypothesis was tested on golden Syrian hamsters fed with high-fat diet (HFD) following oral administration of DHP at a dose of 72mg/kg body weight for a period of one week...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223151/testosterone-rapidly-increases-ca-2-activated-k-currents-causing-hyperpolarization-in-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
#3
Katesirin Ruamyod, Wattana B Watanapa, Chairat Shayakul
Testosterone has endothelium-dependent vasodilatory effects on the coronary artery, with some reports suggesting endothelial ion channel involvement. This study employed the whole-cell patch clamp technique to investigate the effect of testosterone on ion channels in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) and the mechanisms involved. We found that 0.03-3μM testosterone significantly induced a rapid, concentration-dependent increase in total HCAEC current (EC50, 71.96±1.66nM; maximum increase, 59...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223150/roles-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-in-metabolic-regulation
#4
Geetanjali Sharma, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Eric R Prossnitz
Metabolic homeostasis is differentially regulated in males and females. The lower incidence of obesity and associated diseases in pre-menopausal females points towards the beneficial role of the predominant estrogen, 17β-estradiol (E2). The actions of E2 are elicited by nuclear and extra-nuclear estrogen receptor (ER) α and ERβ, as well as the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER, previously termed GPR30). The roles of GPER in the regulation of metabolism are only beginning to emerge and much remains unclear...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216153/dynamic-modulation-of-cyp21a1-21-hydroxylase-expression-sites-in-the-mouse-developing-lung
#5
Catherine Gilbert, Pierre R Provost, Yves Tremblay
21-hydroxylase is expressed in the developing lung where it is proposed as a local source of glucocorticoids playing important roles in lung development. We have studied the precise sites of Cyp21a1 expression in the developing mouse lung from the pseudoglandular stage (gestation day (GD) 15.5) to the alveolar stage (postnatal day (PND) 15) by in situ hybridization. Cyp21a1-mRNA was found mainly in epithelial cells from GD 15.5 to PND 5, but the precise site of expression shifted from the distal epithelium during the pseudoglandular and the canalicular stages including the distal epithelium without lumina, to the proximal epithelium and the wall of developing saccules during the perinatal period (GD 19...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216152/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-prevents-the-development-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-type-1-diabetic-rats-by-enhancing-autophagy-via-inhibiting-the-%C3%AE-catenin-tcf4-gsk-3%C3%AE-mtor-pathway
#6
Huili Wei, Hua Qu, Hang Wang, Baolan Ji, Yao Ding, Dan Liu, Yang Duan, Huimin Liang, Chuan Peng, Xiaoqiu Xiao, Huacong Deng
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) can increase the risk of heart failure and death in diabetic patients. However, no effective approaches are available to prevent its progression and development. Studies have shown that vitamin D is greatly implicated in cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, and there is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in diabetic patients. In this study, we investigated whether 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin-D3 (1,25D3) can improve DCM through a vitamin D receptor (VDR)-dependent mechanism associated with autophagy and the β-catenin/T-cell factor/lymphoid enhancer factor (TCF4)/glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216151/vitamin-d-in-adolescents-are-current-recommendations-enough
#7
Taryn J Smith, Susan A Lanham-New, Kathryn H Hart
Vitamin D is essential for bone development during adolescence and low vitamin D status during this critical period of growth may impact bone mineralization, potentially reducing peak bone mass and consequently increasing the risk of osteoporosis in adulthood. Therefore, the high prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy and deficiency in adolescent populations is of great concern. However, there is currently a lack of consensus on the 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration, the widely accepted biomarker of vitamin D status, that defines adequacy, and the vitamin D intake requirements to maintain various 25(OH)D thresholds are not well established...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213333/hmba-is-a-putative-hsp70-activator-stimulating-hexim1-expression-that-is-down-regulated-by-estrogen
#8
Rati Lama, Chunfang Gan, Nethrie Idippily, Viharika Bobba, David Danielpour, Monica Montano, Bin Su
Hexamethylene bis-acetamide inducible protein 1 (HEXIM1) is identified as a novel inhibitor of estrogen stimulated breast cell growth, and it suppresses estrogen receptor-α transcriptional activity. HEXIM1 protein level has been found to be downregulated by estrogens. Recently, HEXIM1 has been found to inhibit androgen receptor transcriptional activity as well. Researchers have used Hexamethylene bis-acetamide (HMBA) for decades to stimulate HEXIM1 expression, which also inhibit estrogen stimulated breast cancer cell gene activation and androgen stimulated prostate cancer gene activation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229929/intramammary-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-treatment-increases-expression-of-host-defense-genes-in-mammary-immune-cells-of-lactating-dairy-cattle
#9
Kathryn E Merriman, Michael B Poindexter, Mercedes F Kweh, Jose E P Santos, Corwin D Nelson
Bacterial infection of the mammary gland activates an intracrine vitamin D pathway in macrophages of dairy cows. The active hormone of the vitamin D pathway, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D), stimulates nitric oxide and β-defensin responses in bovine monocyte cultures, but the effect of 1,25D on innate immune genes in the mammary gland remained unknown. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effects intramammary 1,25D treatment on expression of vitamin D associated host-defenses of the bovine mammary gland...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216084/vitamin-d-supplementation-guidelines
#10
Pawel Pludowski, Michael F Holick, William B Grant, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Mario R Mascarenhas, Afrozul Haq, Vladyslav Povoroznyuk, Nataliya Balatska, Ana Paula Barbosa, Tatiana Karonova, Ema Rudenka, Waldemar Misiorowski, Irina Zakharova, Alena Rudenka, Jacek Łukaszkiewicz, Ewa Marcinowska-Suchowierska, Natalia Łaszcz, Pawel Abramowicz, Harjit P Bhattoa, Sunil J Wimalawansa
Research carried out during the past two-decades extended the understanding of actions of vitamin D, from regulating calcium and phosphate absorption and bone metabolism to many pleiotropic actions in organs and tissues in the body. Most observational and ecological studies report association of higher serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations with improved outcomes for several chronic, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Consequently, numerous agencies and scientific organizations have developed recommendations for vitamin D supplementation and guidance on optimal serum 25(OH)D concentrations...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216083/maternal-vitamin-d-sufficiency-and-reduced-placental-gene-expression-in-angiogenic-biomarkers-related-to-comorbidities-of-pregnancy
#11
Elizabeth V Schulz, Lori Cruze, Wei Wei, John Gehris, Carol L Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has been shown to optimize production of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] during pregnancy at approximately 100nmoles/L, which has pronounced effects on fetal health outcomes. Additionally, associations are noted between low maternal 25(OH)D concentrations and vascular pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia. To further elucidate the effects of vitamin D activity in pregnancy, we investigated the role of maternal 25(OH)D, the nutritional indicator of vitamin D status, in relation to placental maintenance and, specifically, expression of placental gene targets related to angiogenesis and vitamin D metabolism...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193495/1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-a-new-vitamin-d-metabolite-in-human-serum
#12
Steven Pauwels, Ivo Jans, Jaak Billen, Annemieke Heijboer, Annemieke Verstuyf, Geert Carmeliet, Chantal Mathieu, Miguel Maestro, Etienne Waelkens, Pieter Evenepoel, Roger Bouillon, Dirk Vanderschueren, Pieter Vermeersch
BACKGROUND: The measurement of 1α,25(OH)2D3 in human serum poses a true challenge as concentrations are very low and structurally similar metabolites can interfere. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During optimization of our in-house LC-MSMS method for serum 1α,25(OH)2D3 a previously co-eluting isobaric interference was separated. The isobar was identified as 1β,25(OH)2D3 by comparing retention time and fragmentation spectra to standards (other isobaric dihydroxylated vitamin D3 analogs)...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189595/class-3-semaphorins-are-transcriptionally-regulated-by-1-25-oh-2d3-in-osteoblasts
#13
Jussi Ryynänen, Carsten Kriebitzsch, Mark B Meyer, Iris Janssens, J Wesley Pike, Lieve Verlinden, Annemieke Verstuyf
The vitamin D endocrine system is essential for calcium metabolism and skeletal integrity. 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] regulates bone mineral homeostasis and acts directly on osteoblasts. In the present study we characterized the transcriptional regulation of the class 3 semaphorin (Sema3) gene family by 1,25(OH)2D3 in osteoblastic cells. Class 3 semaphorins are secreted proteins that regulate cell growth, morphology and migration, and were recently shown to be involved in bone homeostasis. In ST2, MC3T3-E1 and primary calvarial osteoblast cell cultures we found that all members of the Sema3 gene family were expressed, and that Sema3e and Sema3f were the most strongly induced 1,25(OH)2D3 target genes among the studied cell types...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179210/an-efficient-synthesis-of-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-lc-biotin
#14
Lars Kattner, Dan Bernardi
In recent years the apparent impact of vitamin D deficiency on human health has gained increased awareness. Consequently, the development of appropriate assays to measure the status of medicinally most relevant vitamin D metabolites in human blood, serum or relevant tissue is continuously being improved. Particularly, assaying of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, in turn considered as the most active metabolite, is mainly indicated in disorders leading to calcaemia or those resulting from an impaired 1α-hydroxylation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179209/administration-of-anabolic-steroid-during-adolescence-induces-long-term-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-increases-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-adult-wistar-rats
#15
Fernando de Azevedo Cruz Seara, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Dahienne Ferreira de Oliveira, Diorney Luiz Souza Gran da Silva, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento, Emerson Lopes Olivares
Chronic administration of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in adult rats results in cardiac hypertrophy and increased susceptibility to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Molecular analyses demonstrated that hyperactivation of type 1 angiotensin II (AT1) receptor mediates cardiac hypertrophy induced by AAS and also induces down-regulation of myocardial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP), resulting in loss of exercise-induced cardioprotection. Exposure to AAS during adolescence promoted long-term cardiovascular dysfunctions, such as dysautonomia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179126/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-mothers-neonates-and-children
#16
Deena H Elsori, Majeda S Hammoud
Vitamin D is produced in response to the exposure of skin to sunlight through UV-B synthesis. It can also be obtained from diet and dietary supplements. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones as it helps to absorb calcium from diet. Vitamin D deficiency mainly occurs if strict vegetarian diet is followed as mostly the source of vitamin D is animal based; therefore, exposure to sunlight is restricted or having dark skin color. Low vitamin D levels results in increased possibility of gestational diabetes among pregnant women, low birth weight and pre-eclampsia in infants, and mothers may suffer bone impairment, osteoporosis, hypocalcaemia, and hypertension...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167299/1-25-oh-2d3-and-calcipotriol-its-hypocalcemic-analog-exert-a-long-lasting-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-proliferative-effect-in-synoviocytes-cultured-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis
#17
Johanna A Huhtakangas, Johanna Veijola, Sanna Turunen, Anna Karjalainen, Maarit Valkealahti, Tomi Nousiainen, Susanna Yli-Luukko, Olli Vuolteenaho, Petri Lehenkari
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), i.e. biologically active vitamin D and calcipotriol, a vitamin D analogue, on growth and secretion of inflammatory mediators in synovial stromal cells (SSC) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Synovial stromal cells (SSC) isolated during knee prosthesis surgery from four patients with RA and four with OA were exposed to 1,25(OH)2D3 or calcipotriol with or without stimulation of cells with IL-1β or TNF-α...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167298/diabetes-alters-myelin-lipid-profile-in-rat-cerebral-cortex-protective-effects-of-dihydroprogesterone
#18
Gaia Cermenati, Silvia Giatti, Matteo Audano, Marzia Pesaresi, Roberto Spezzano, Donatella Caruso, Nico Mitro, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Due to the emerging association of diabetes with several psychiatric and neurodegenerative events, the evaluation of the effects of this pathology on the brain function has now a high priority in biomedical research. In particular, the effects of diabetes on myelin compartment have been poorly taken into consideration. To this purpose, we performed a deep lipidomic analysis of cortical myelin in the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model. In male rats three months of diabetes induced an extensive alterations in levels of phosphatidylcholines and phosphatidylethanolamines (the main species present in myelin membranes), plasmalogens as well as phosphatidylinositols and phosphatidylserines...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163244/colonic-transcriptional-response-to-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2-vitamin-d3-in-african-and-european-americans
#19
Dereck Alleyne, David B Witonsky, Brandon Mapes, Shigeki Nakagome, Meredith Sommars, Ellie Hong, Katy A Muckala, Anna Di Rienzo, Sonia S Kupfer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant health burden especially among African Americans (AA). Epidemiological studies have correlated low serum vitamin D with CRC risk, and, while hypovitaminosis D is more common and more severe in AA, the mechanisms by which vitamin D modulates CRC risk and how these differ by race are not well understood. Active vitamin D (1α,25(OH)2D3) has chemoprotective effects primarily through transcriptional regulation of target genes in the colon. We hypothesized that transcriptional response to 1α,25(OH)2D3 differs between AA and European Americans (EA) irrespective of serum vitamin D and that regulatory variants could impact transcriptional response...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161533/prevalence-determinants-and-clinical-correlates-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-london-uk
#20
David A Jolliffe, Wai Yee James, Richard L Hooper, Neil C Barnes, Claire L Greiller, Kamrul Islam, Angshu Bhowmik, Peter M Timms, Raj K Rajakulasingam, Aklak B Choudhury, David E Simcock, Elina Hyppönen, Robert T Walton, Christopher J Corrigan, Christopher J Griffiths, Adrian R Martineau
Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yet a comprehensive analysis of environmental and genetic determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration in patients with this condition is lacking. We conducted a multi-centre cross-sectional study in 278 COPD patients aged 41-92 years in London, UK. Details of potential environmental determinants of vitamin D status and COPD symptom control and severity were collected by questionnaire, and blood samples were taken for analysis of serum 25(OH)D concentration and DNA extraction...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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