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Estrogen receptor alpha

Anais Fradet, Mathilde Bouchet, Carine Delliaux, Manon Gervais, Casina Kan, Claire Benetollo, Francesco Pantano, Geoffrey Vargas, Lamia Bouazza, Martine Croset, Yohann Bala, Xavier Leroy, Thomas J Rosol, Jennifer Rieusset, Akeila Bellahcène, Vincent Castronovo, Jane E Aubin, Philippe Clézardin, Martine Duterque-Coquillaud, Edith Bonnelye
Bone metastases are one of the main complications of prostate cancer and they are incurable. We investigated whether and how estrogen receptor-related receptor alpha (ERRα) is involved in bone tumor progression associated with advanced prostate cancer. By meta-analysis, we first found that ERRα expression is correlated with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), the hallmark of progressive disease. We then analyzed tumor cell progression and the associated signaling pathways in gain-of-function/loss-of-function CRPC models in vivo and in vitro...
October 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Lara Ianov, Ashok Kumar, Thomas C Foster
The expression of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) varies across brain regions and changes with age and according to the previous history of estradiol exposure. ERα is regulated by a number of mechanisms including the level of mRNA (Esr1) expression. For this study, we took advantage of regional differences in hippocampal ERα expression to investigate DNA ERα promoter methylation at CpG dinucleotide sites as a potential epigenetic mechanism for regulating gene expression. Young and aged female Fischer 344 rats were ovariectomized, and Esr1 expression and ERα promoter methylation were examined in hippocampal regions CA1 and CA3, either 3 or 14 weeks following surgery...
September 28, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
Yanfen Li, Malavika K Adur, Athilakshmi Kannan, Juanmahel Davila, Yuechao Zhao, Romana A Nowak, Milan K Bagchi, Indrani C Bagchi, Quanxi Li
Endometriosis, defined as growth of the endometrial cells outside the uterus, is an inflammatory disorder that is associated with chronic pelvic pain and infertility in women of childbearing age. Although the estrogen-dependence of endometriosis is well known, the role of progesterone in development of this disease remains poorly understood. In this study, we developed a disease model in which endometriosis was induced in the peritoneal cavities of immunocompetent female mice, and maintained with exogenous estrogen...
2016: PloS One
Marc A Becker, Xiaonan Hou, Piyawan Tienchaianada, Brian B Haines, Sean C Harrington, S John Weroha, Sriram Sathyanarayanan, Paul Haluska
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) represents a key downstream intermediate for a myriad of oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinases. In the case of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) pathway, the mTOR complex (mTORC1) mediates IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R)-induced estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) phosphorylation/activation and leads to increased proliferation and growth in breast cancer cells. As a result, the prevalence of mTOR inhibitors combined with hormonal therapy has increased in recent years...
October 20, 2016: BMC Cancer
QiuShi Wei, Jin Zhang, GuoJu Hong, ZhenQiu Chen, WeiMin Deng, Wei He, Mei Hui Chen
Icariin, the main effective component of Herba Epimedii, has been identified to regulate the osteogenic differentiation of rat bone marrow stromal cells (rBMSCs) and have potential application in preventing bone loss and promoting bone regeneration. However, the underlying signaling pathway of its osteogenic effect remains unclear. Here, we investigated whether icariin could promote osteogenesis of rBMSCs through modulating the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways, which implicated in rBMSCs osteogenesis...
October 17, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Egidio Iorio, Maria José Caramujo, Serena Cecchetti, Francesca Spadaro, Giulia Carpinelli, Rossella Canese, Franca Podo
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), defined as lack of estrogen and progesterone receptors in the absence of protein overexpression/gene amplification of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, is still a clinical challenge despite progress in breast cancer care. (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy allows identification and non-invasive monitoring of TNBC metabolic aberrations and elucidation of some key mechanisms underlying tumor progression. Thus, it has the potential to improve in vivo diagnosis and follow-up and also to identify new targets for treatment...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
Erin Jo Tiedeken, Alexandre Tahar, Brendan McHugh, Neil J Rowan
Pollution of European receiving waters with contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), such as with 17-beta-estradiol (a natural estrogenic hormone, E2), along with pharmaceutically-active compounds diclofenac (an anti-inflammatory drug, DCL) and 17-alpha-ethynylestradiol (a synthetic estrogenic hormone, EE2)) is a ubiquitous phenomenon. These three CECs were added to the EU watch list of emerging substances to be monitoring in 2013, which was updated in 2015 to comprise 10 substances/groups of substances in the field of water policy...
October 11, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Daniel Enterría-Morales, Ivette López-López, José López-Barneo, Xavier d'Anglemont de Tassigny
Gender difference in Parkinson's disease (PD) suggests that female sex steroids may promote dopaminergic neuron survival and protect them from degeneration. The glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is believed to be dopaminotrophic; thus it is considered as a potential therapeutic target in PD. Additionally, GDNF is endogenously synthetized in the caudate/putamen of humans and striatum in rodents. A neuroprotective role of estrogens on the nigrostriatal pathway via the stimulation of GDNF has been proposed...
2016: PloS One
Yuko Fujiwara, Marilina Piemontese, Yu Liu, Jeff D Thostenson, Jinhu Xiong, Charles A O'Brien
The cytokine receptor activator of NFkB ligand (RANKL) produced by osteocytes is essential for osteoclast formation in cancellous bone under physiological conditions and RANKL production by B lymphocytes is required for the bone loss caused by estrogen deficiency. Here, we examined whether RANKL produced by osteocytes is also required for the bone loss caused by estrogen deficiency. Mice lacking RANKL in osteocytes were protected from the increase in osteoclast number and the bone loss caused by ovariectomy...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Tatiana Traboulsi, Mohamed El Ezzy, James Gleason, Sylvie 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...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Jane Date C Hon, Baljit Singh, Aysegul Sahin, Gang Du, Jinhua Wang, Vincent Y Wang, Fang-Ming Deng, David Y Zhang, Marie E Monaco, Peng Lee
Treatment protocols for breast cancer depend predominantly on receptor status with respect to estrogen (estrogen receptor alpha), progesterone (progesterone receptor) and human epidermal growth factor [human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)]. The presence of one or more of these receptors suggests that a treatment targeting these pathways might be effective, while the absence of, or in the case of HER2, lack of overexpression of, all of these receptors, termed triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), indicates a need for the more toxic chemotherapy...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
F N Fjeldheim, H Frydenberg, V G Flote, A McTiernan, A-S Furberg, P T Ellison, E S Barrett, T Wilsgaard, G Jasienska, G Ursin, E A Wist, I Thune
BACKGROUND: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in the estrogen pathway and SNPs in the estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1 6q25) have been linked to breast cancer development, and mammographic density is an established breast cancer risk factor. Whether there is an association between daily estradiol levels, SNPs in ESR1 and premenopausal mammographic density phenotypes is unknown. METHODS: We assessed estradiol in daily saliva samples throughout an entire menstrual cycle in 202 healthy premenopausal women in the Norwegian Energy Balance and Breast Cancer Aspects I study...
October 7, 2016: BMC Cancer
Jeff Johnson, Michael Choi, Farnaz Dadmanesh, Bingchen Han, Ying Qu, Yi Yu-Rice, Xiao Zhang, Sanjay Bagaria, Clive Taylor, Armando E Giuliano, Farin Amersi, Xiaojiang Cui
Breast cancers arising in the setting of the hereditary breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are most commonly classified as basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) or luminal breast cancer, respectively. BLBC is an aggressive subtype of breast cancer associated with liver and lung metastases and poorer prognosis than other subtypes and for which chemotherapy is the only systemic therapy. Multiple immunohistochemical markers are used to identify the basal-like subtype, including the absence of estrogen receptor alpha, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Hongwang Cui, Yongjun Zhu, Qiming Yang, Weikang Zhao, Shiyang Zhang, Ao Zhou, Dianming Jiang
Estrogen (E2) deficiency has been associated with accelerated osteocyte apoptosis. Our previous study showed necroptosis accelerated the loss of osteocytes in E2 deficiency-induced osteoporosis in rats in addition to apoptosis, but the mechanism involved remains. Necroptosis is a caspase-independent form of programmed cell death. In the necroptosis pathway, receptor interaction proteins 1 and 3 (RIP1/3) play vital roles. Necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) has been confirmed to be a specific inhibitor of necroptosis. However, the effect of Nec-1 on postmenopausal osteoporosis remains ambiguous...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
Xiaojiaoyang Li, Runping Liu, Linxi Yu, Zihang Yuan, Rong Sun, Hang Yang, Luyong Zhang, Zhenzhou Jiang
Alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) is widely used to induce cholestasis in basic researches. Although direct damage induced by ANIT to bile duct epithelial cells has been documented in previous studies, few works investigated ANIT-induced effects on hepatocytes. Our previous study indicated that activated AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibited farnesoid X receptor (FXR) expression and further participated in the pathogenesis of estrogen-induced cholestasis. However, whether ANIT has effects on bile acid homeostasis in hepatocytes, and the role of AMPK-FXR pathway played in these effects remain unclear...
October 1, 2016: Toxicology
Kaitlin M Johnson, Sean C Lema
Several estuaries along the Pacific Ocean coast of North America were identified recently as having elevated 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) in sediments and biota, raising concerns about reproductive impacts for wildlife given 4-NP's established estrogenic activity as an endocrine-disrupting compound. Here we characterize 4-NP mediated induction and recovery of estrogen-sensitive gene transcripts in the arrow goby (Clevelandia ios), an intertidal fish abundant in estuarine mud flats on the west coast of North America...
October 3, 2016: Environmental Toxicology
Nikolaos Svoronos, Alfredo Perales-Puchalt, Michael J Allegrezza, Melanie R Rutkowski, Kyle K Payne, Amelia J Tesone, Jenny M Nguyen, Tyler J Curiel, Mark G Cadungog, Sunil Singhal, Evgeniy B Eruslanov, Paul Zhang, Julia Tchou, Rugang Zhang, Jose R Conejo-Garcia
The role of estrogens in anti-tumor immunity remains poorly understood. Here we show that estrogen signaling accelerates the progression of different estrogen insensitive tumor models by contributing to deregulated myelopoiesis by both driving the mobilization of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and enhancing their intrinsic immunosuppressive activity in vivo. Differences in tumor growth are dependent on blunted anti-tumor immunity and, correspondingly, disappear in immunodeficient hosts and upon MDSC depletion...
September 30, 2016: Cancer Discovery
Sohei Matsumura, Tsuyoshi Ohta, Keiko Yamanouchi, Zhiyang Liu, Takeshi Sudo, Takanobu Kojimahara, Manabu Seino, Megumi Narumi, Seiji Tsutsumi, Toshifumi Takahashi, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Hirohisa Kurachi, Satoru Nagase
Activation of Estrogen receptor (ER) alpha (α) promotes cell growth and influences the response of cancer cell to chemotherapeutic agents. However, the mechanism by which ERα activation antagonizes cells to chemotherapy-induced cytotoxicity remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effect of cisplatin on ERα activation. In addition, we examined whether down-regulation of ERα modulate cisplatin-mediated cytotoxicity using two human ovarian cancer cells (Caov-3 and Ovcar-3) transduced with ERα short hairpin RNA (shRNA)...
September 30, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
Yumei Diao, Ani Azatyan, Mohammed Ferdous-Ur Rahman, Chunyan Zhao, Jian Zhu, Karin Dahlman-Wright, Peter G Zaphiropoulos
Anti-estrogen treatment, exemplified by tamoxifen, is a well-established adjuvant therapy for estrogen receptor alpha (ERα)-positive breast cancer. However, the effectiveness of this drug is limited due to the development of resistance. The Hedgehog (HH) signaling pathway is critical in embryonic development, and aberrant activation of this transduction cascade is linked to various malignancies. However, it remains unclear whether HH signaling is activated in human breast cancer and related to tamoxifen resistance...
September 26, 2016: Oncotarget
Hong Wang, Yongping Wang, Matthew D Taussig, Robert H Eckel
OBJECTIVE: Compared to men, postmenopausal women suffer from a disproportionate burden of many co-morbidities associated with obesity, e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dementia. The underlying mechanism for this sex difference is not well understood but is believed to relate to absence of the protective effect of estrogen through the action of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) in the central nervous system. With the recently developed neuron-specific lipoprotein lipase deficient mice (NEXLPL-/-) (Wang et al...
October 2016: Molecular Metabolism
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