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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439547/prostaglandin-d2-mediated-dp2-and-akt-signal-regulate-the-activation-of-androgen-receptors-in-human-dermal-papilla-cells
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Kwan Ho Jeong, Ji Hee Jung, Jung Eun Kim, Hoon Kang
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) and prostaglandin D2 receptor 2 (DP2) is known to be an important factor in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). However, the effect of PGD2 in human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) is not fully understood. The function of PGD2-induced expression of the androgen receptor (AR), DP2, and AKT (protein kinase B) signal were examined by using real time-PCR (qRT-PCR), western blot analysis, immunocytochemistry (ICC), and siRNA transfection system. PGD2 stimulated AR expression and AKT signaling through DP2...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433907/in%C3%A2-vitro-nuclear-receptor-inhibition-and-cytotoxicity-of-hydraulic-fracturing-chemicals-and-their-binary-mixtures
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Peter A Bain, Anu Kumar
The widespread use of hydraulic fracturing (HF) in oil and gas extraction operations has led to concern over environmental risks posed by chemicals used in HF fluids. Here we employed a suite of stable luciferase reporter gene assays to investigate the potential for selected HF chemicals or geogenics to activate or antagonise nuclear receptor signalling. We screened three biocides (bronopol [BP], glutaraldehyde [GA], and tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulfate [THPS]), a surfactant (2-butoxyethanol), a friction reducer (polyacrylamide), and a coal seam geogenic (o-cresol) for their potential to act as agonists or antagonists of the estrogen receptor, androgen receptor, progesterone receptor (PR), glucocorticoid receptor or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ)...
January 9, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428674/genes-and-pathways-regulated-by-androgens-in-human-neural-cells-potential-candidates-for-the-male-excess-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Angélique Quartier, Laure Chatrousse, Claire Redin, Céline Keime, Nicolas Haumesser, Anne Maglott-Roth, Laurent Brino, Stéphanie Le Gras, Alexandra Benchoua, Jean-Louis Mandel, Amélie Piton
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to androgens during brain development in male individuals may participate to increase their susceptibility to develop neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability. However, little is known about the action of androgens in human neural cells. METHODS: We used human neural stem cells differentiated from embryonic stem cells to investigate targets of androgens. RESULTS: RNA sequencing revealed that treatment with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) leads to subtle but significant changes in the expression of about 200 genes, encoding proteins of extracellular matrix or involved in signal transduction of growth factors (e...
January 9, 2018: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416526/aldosterone-blocks-rat-stem-leydig-cell-development-in-vitro
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Jingwei Zhang, Bisheng Huang, Guanghui Hu, Xiangcheng Zhan, Tiancheng Xie, Saiyang Li, Xiaolu Zhang, Huitao Li, Ren-Shan Ge, Yunfei Xu
Aldosterone (ALDO) is a primary endogenous mineralocorticoid, appearing as the main hormone controlling sodium and water homeostasis. Its emerging role in the development of many organs has gained interest over the past few years. In the testis, Leydig cells contain mineralocorticoid receptors and ALDO stimulates androgen synthesis via the mineralocorticoid receptors in rat adult Leydig cells. Although ALDO pharmacologically promoted the Leydig cell function, its role in Leydig cell development was unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415053/the-association-between-glutamine-repeats-in-the-androgen-receptor-gene-and-personality-traits-in-dromedary-camel-camelus-dromedarius
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Sherif Ramadan, Amira M Nowier, Yusuke Hori, Miho Inoue-Murayama
Temperament traits such as fearfulness are important as they define an animal's responses to its environment and handling. The increasing automation of daily tasks and growing population limits contact between camels and humans. Such limitations contribute to fear of humans and changes in physical environment. Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) and androgen receptor (AR) genes are important candidates associated with mammal personality. In our analysis, MAOA exon 15 showed no polymorphism but a novel polymorphism was seen in the camel AR exon 1; 16, 17, 18, and 19 glutamine repeats were detected...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396873/clinical-and-molecular-features-of-treatment-related-neuroendocrine-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Shusuke Akamatsu, Takahiro Inoue, Osamu Ogawa, Martin E Gleave
Treatment-related neuroendocrine prostate cancer is a lethal form of prostate cancer that emerges in the later stages of castration-resistant prostate cancer treatment. Treatment-related neuroendocrine prostate cancer transdifferentiates from adenocarcinoma as an adaptive response to androgen receptor pathway inhibition. The incidence of treatment-related neuroendocrine prostate cancer has been rising due to the increasing use of potent androgen receptor pathway inhibitors. Typically, treatment-related neuroendocrine prostate cancer is characterized by either low or absent androgen receptor expression, small cell carcinoma morphology and expression of neuroendocrine markers...
February 3, 2018: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396419/partial-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-caused-by-a-deep-intronic-mutation-creating-an-alternative-splice-acceptor-site-of-the-ar-gene
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Hiroyuki Ono, Hirotomo Saitsu, Reiko Horikawa, Shinichi Nakashima, Yumiko Ohkubo, Kumiko Yanagi, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Maki Fukami, Yasuko Fujisawa, Tsutomu Ogata
Although partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) is caused by attenuated responsiveness to androgens, androgen receptor gene (AR) mutations on the coding regions and their splice sites have been identified only in <25% of patients with a diagnosis of PAIS. We performed extensive molecular studies including whole exome sequencing in a Japanese family with PAIS, identifying a deep intronic variant beyond the branch site at intron 6 of AR (NM_000044.4:c.2450-42 G > A). This variant created the splice acceptor motif that was accompanied by pyrimidine-rich sequence and two candidate branch sites...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395951/epigenetic-reprogramming-a-key-mechanism-driving-therapeutic-resistance
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REVIEW
Anjali V Sheahan, Leigh Ellis
Prostate cancer initiation, development and progression is driven by androgen receptor (AR) signaling. Androgen deprivation therapy is the primary treatment for patients that present with locally advanced or metastatic disease. However, androgen deprivation therapy is not curative, and patients will progress to castrate-resistant disease (CRPC). Although most patient's progress to CRPC via restoration of AR signaling (CRPC-Ad), approximately a quarter of patients will progress via mechanisms independent of AR signaling...
January 26, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392925/biological-effect-of-neoadjuvant-androgen-deprivation-therapy-assessed-on-specimens-from-radical-prostatectomy-a-systematic-review
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Alessandro Antonelli, Carlotta Palumbo, Alessandro Veccia, Salvatore Grisanti, Luca Triggiani, Stefania Zamboni, Maria Furlan, Claudio Simeone, Stefano Magrini, Alfredo Berruti
INTRODUCTION: Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) administered in neoadjuvant setting before radical prostatectomy (RP) represents an ideal in vivo human model to test the efficacy of hormonal treatments in prostate cancer (PCa). This review summarizes the findings from published studies specifically focused on the biological effects of ADT assessed on specimens from RP. The aim is to provide a base of knowledge that might be used to design future studies on neoadjuvant therapy for PCa...
February 1, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386530/identification-of-valid-reference-genes-for-mrna-and-microrna-normalisation-in-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
#10
Hui Zhao, Teng-Fei Ma, Jie Lin, Lin-Lin Liu, Wei-Jie Sun, Li-Xia Guo, Si-Qi Wang, Newton O Otecko, Ya-Ping Zhang
RT-qPCR offers high sensitivity, for accurate interpretations of qPCR results however, normalisation using suitable reference genes is fundamental. Androgens can regulate transcriptional expression including reference gene expression in prostate cancer. In this study, we evaluated ten mRNA and six non-protein coding RNA reference genes in five prostate cell lines under varied dihydrotestosterone (DHT) treatments. We validated the effects of DHT-treatments using media containing charcoal-stripped serum prior to DHT stimulation on the test samples by Western blot experiments...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382742/5%C3%AE-dihydrotestosterone-reduces-renal-cyp24a1-expression-via-suppression-of-progesterone-receptor
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Sang R Lee, Mi-Young Park, Hyun Yang, Geun-Shik Lee, Beum-Soo An, Bae-Kuen Park, Eui-Bae Jeung, Eui-Ju Hong
Androgens act in concert with vitamin D to influence reabsorption of calcium. However, it is unclear whether androgens directly regulate vitamin D homeostasis or control other cellular events that are related to vitamin D metabolism. To examine whether the expression of vitamin D-related genes in mouse kidney is driven by androgens or androgen-dependent effects, the androgen receptor and other sex steroid receptors were monitored in orchidectomized mice treated with 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Our results revealed that exposing orchidectomized mice to DHT inhibited the expression of progesterone receptor (Pgr) with or without estrogen receptor α expression, the latter was confirmed by ER-positive (MCF7 and T47D) or -negative (PCT) cells analysis...
February 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372682/the-role-of-cyp17a1-in-prostate-cancer-development-structure-function-mechanism-of-action-genetic-variations-and-its-inhibition
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REVIEW
Monika Kmeťová Sivoňová, Jana Jurečeková, Zuzana Tatarková, Peter Kaplán, Lucia Lichardusová, Jozef Hatok
Androgens play an important role during the development of both normal prostate epithelium and prostate cancer and variants of genes involved in androgen metabolism may be related to an increased risk of prostate disease. Cytochrome P450 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase (CYP17A1) is a key regulatory enzyme in the steroidogenic pathway; it catalyses both 17α-hydroxylase and 17,20-lyase activities and is essential for the production of both androgens and glucocorticoids. In this review, we focus on the structure and enzymatic activity of CYP17A1 and the mechanism of modulation of CYP17A1 activities...
December 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360794/estrogen-and-androgen-blockade-for-advanced-prostate-cancer-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
#13
REVIEW
Tetsuya Fujimura, Kenichi Takayama, Satoru Takahashi, Satoshi Inoue
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been widely prescribed for patients with advanced prostate cancer (PC) to control key signaling pathways via androgen receptor (AR) and AR-collaborative transcriptional factors; however, PC gradually acquires a lethal phenotype and results in castration-resistant PC (CRPC) during ADT. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies are required in clinical practice. In addition, ARs; estrogen receptors (ERs; ERα and ERβ); and estrogen-related receptors (ERRs; ERRα, ERRβ, and ERRγ) have been reported to be involved in the development or regulation of PC...
January 23, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344314/aberrant-expression-and-dna-methylation-of-lipid-metabolism-genes-in-pcos-a-new-insight-into-its-pathogenesis
#14
Jie-Xue Pan, Ya-Jing Tan, Fang-Fang Wang, Ning-Ning Hou, Yu-Qian Xiang, Jun-Yu Zhang, Ye Liu, Fan Qu, Qing Meng, Jian Xu, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), whose etiology remains uncertain, is a highly heterogenous and genetically complex endocrine disorder. The aim of this study was to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in granulosa cells (GCs) from PCOS patients and make epigenetic insights into the pathogenesis of PCOS. Results: Included in this study were 110 women with PCOS and 119 women with normal ovulatory cycles undergoing in vitro fertilization acting as the control group...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341930/activation-of-estrogen-receptor-beta-er%C3%AE-regulates-the-expression-of-n-cadherin-e-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-in-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-cells
#15
Rafael de Souza Silva, Ana Paola G Lombardi, Deborah Simão de Souza, Carolina M Vicente, Catarina S Porto
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of the activation of estrogen receptors on expression and localization of N-cadherin, E-cadherin and non-phosphorylated β-catenin in androgen-independent prostate cancer cells (PC-3 and DU-145) and in human post pubertal prostate epithelial cells (PNT1A). Expression of N-cadherin was detected in PNT1A and PC-3 cells, but not in DU-145 cells. E-cadherin was detected only in DU-145 cells and β-catenin was detected in all cells studied. N-cadherin and β-catenin were located preferentially in the cellular membrane of PNT1A cells and in the cytoplasm of PC-3 cells...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331373/establishment-and-characterization-of-five-immortalized-human-scalp-dermal-papilla-cell-lines
#16
Mi Hee Kwack, Jung Min Yang, Gong Hee Won, Moon Kyu Kim, Jung Chul Kim, Young Kwan Sung
Dermal papilla (DP) regulates the growth and cycling of hair follicles. Cultured DP cells are useful for the study of their role in relation to hair growth and regeneration. However, cultivation of human DP cells is tedious and difficult. In addition, cultured DP cells possess a relatively short replicative life span, requiring immortalized human DP cell lines. We previously established an immortalized human DP cell line, SV40T-hTERT-DPC, by introducing human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene into the transformed cell line, SV40T-DPC...
January 10, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323181/oral-exposure-of-low-dose-bisphenol-a-promotes-proliferation-of-dorsolateral-prostate-and-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-aged-rats
#17
Dong-Yan Huang, Cheng-Cheng Zheng, Qi Pan, Shuang-Shuang Wu, Xin Su, Lei Li, Jian-Hui Wu, Zu-Yue Sun
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disruptor compound reported to have prostate toxicity. This study aimed to assess the effect of BPA on the proliferation of dorsolateral prostate (DLP) and the expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related genes in aged rats. Male aged SD rats were treated with BPA (10.0, 30.0, and 90.0 µg/kg i.g., daily) or vehicle (i.g., daily) for 3 months. Treatment with BPA resulted in increased the expression of PCNA, DLP weight and DLP epithelial height compared with the control group (P < 0...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318656/circadian-genes-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-in-the-prostate-cancer-prevention-trial
#18
Lisa W Chu, Cathee Till, Baiyu Yang, Catherine M Tangen, Phyllis J Goodman, Kai Yu, Yong Zhu, Summer Han, Ashraful M Hoque, Christine Ambrosone, Ian Thompson, Robin Leach, Ann W Hsing
Circadian genes have been considered as a possible biological mechanism for the observed relationship between circadian rhythm disruptions and increased risk of hormone-related cancers. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between circadian gene variants and prostate cancer risk and whether reducing bioavailable testosterone modifies the circadian genes-prostate cancer relationship. We conducted a nested case-control study among Caucasian men in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess if finasteride (an androgen bioactivation inhibitor) could prevent prostate cancer...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285243/high-visceral-fat-percentage-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-endometrial-cancer
#19
Karen Klepsland Mauland, Øyvin Eng, Sigmund Ytre-Hauge, Ingvild L Tangen, Anna Berg, Helga B Salvesen, Øyvind O Salvesen, Camilla Krakstad, Jone Trovik, Erling A Hoivik, Henrica Maria Johanna Werner, Gunnar Mellgren, Ingfrid S Haldorsen
Despite evidence of increased endometrial cancer (EC) risk in obese women, the impact of obesity on clinical and histological phenotype is poorly understood. This study explored abdominal fat volumes and fat distribution quantified by computed tomography (CT), in relation to tumor characteristics and outcome. 227 EC patients with preoperative abdominal CT scans were included. Total abdominal fat volume (TAV), subcutaneous abdominal fat volume (SAV) and visceral abdominal fat volume (VAV) were quantified, and visceral fat percentage calculated (VAV%=[VAV/TAV]x100)...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282359/the%C3%A2-molecular-biology-of-prostate-cancer-current-understanding-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Jason Gandhi, Adil Afridi, Sohrab Vatsia, Gargi Joshi, Gunjan Joshi, Steven A Kaplan, Noel L Smith, Sardar Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: With continuous progress over the past few decades in understanding diagnosis, treatment, and genetics, much has been learned about the prostate cancer-diagnosed genome. METHODS: A comprehensive MEDLINE® and Google scholar literature search was conducted using keyword variations relating to the genetics of prostate cancer such as chromosomal alterations, androgen receptor, castration-resistant, inheritance, polymorphisms, oncogenes, metastasis, biomarkers, and immunotherapy...
December 27, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
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