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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196065/steroidogenic-enzymes-their-products-and-sex-steroid-receptors-during-testis-development-and-spermatogenesis-in-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
#1
Beate C Braun, Minami W Okuyama, Karin Müller, Martin Dehnhard, Katarina Jewgenow
In the present study we comprehensively characterize intratesticular sex steroid production, metabolism and receptors in the domestic cat to elucidate the role of testosterone, estradiol and progesterone in testis development, steroid synthesis and spermatogenesis. There is a great demand for new concepts of fertility control in domestic (feral) cats and wild felids. The acquired knowledge will help to understand the regulation of spermatogenesis in felids, and may reveal new target points for male contraception...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179606/membrane-initiated-effects-of-serelys%C3%A2-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Harald Seeger, Xiangyan Ruan, Hans Neubauer, Sara Brucker, Alfred O Mueck
Herbal extracts used for the alleviation of postmenopausal symptoms might have a lower risk of breast cancer development than hormone therapy. Serelys® is a product composed of purified pollen cytoplasm extracts. Recent experimental data revealed that estrogens might trigger a further proliferative effect on breast cancer cells via the progesterone receptor membrane component-1 (PGRMC1) in addition to the proliferative effect via intracellularly located receptors. MCF-7 and T47D cells were stably transfected with PGRMC1...
November 27, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102625/reprint-of-role-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-gpr30-in-maintenance-of-meiotic-arrest-in-fish-oocytes
#3
REVIEW
Peter Thomas
An essential role for GPER (formerly known as GPR30) in regulating mammalian reproduction has not been identified to date, although it has shown to be involved in the regulation a broad range of other estrogen-dependent functions. In contrast, an important reproductive role for GPER in the maintenance of oocyte meiotic arrest has been identified in teleost fishes, which is briefly reviewed here. Recent studies have clearly shown that ovarian follicle production of estradiol-17β (E2) maintains meiotic arrest in several teleost species through activation of GPER coupled to a stimulatory G protein (Gs) on oocyte plasma membranes, resulting in stimulation of cAMP production and maintenance of elevated cAMP levels...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072679/anp-promotes-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-ovarian-granulosa-cells-by-npra-pgrmc1-egfr-complex-and-improves-ovary-functions-of-pcos-rats
#4
Qin Zheng, Yulin Li, Dandan Zhang, Xinyuan Cui, Kuixing Dai, Yu Yang, Shuai Liu, Jichun Tan, Qiu Yan
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complicated reproductive endocrine disease characterized by polycystic ovaries, hyperandrogenism and anovulation. It is one of the main causes of infertility. RU486 is an antagonist of progesterone receptor, and most commonly used as a contraceptive. However, whether RU486 is correlated with PCOS remains unclear. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a small peptide with natriuretic and diuretic functions, and its availability to be used in PCOS treatment is unknown. Here, we showed that the serum ANP level was lower in PCOS patients than that in healthy women, and it was also decreased in the serum and ovarian tissues of RU486-induced PCOS rats compared with the control rats...
October 26, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069804/progesterone-receptor-membrane-component-1-is-phosphorylated-upon-progestin-treatment-in-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Marina Willibald, Giuliano Bayer, Vanessa Stahlhut, Gereon Poschmann, Kai Stühler, Berthold Gierke, Michael Pawlak, Harald Seeger, Alfred O Mueck, Dieter Niederacher, Tanja Fehm, Hans Neubauer
Menopausal hormone therapy, using estrogen and synthetic progestins, is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The effect of progestins on breast cells is complex and not yet fully understood. In previous in vitro and in vivo studies, we found different progestins to increase the proliferation of Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component-1 (PGRMC1)-overexpressing MCF7 cells (MCF7/PGRMC1), suggesting a possible role of PGRMC1 in transducing membrane-initiated progestin signals. Understanding the activation mechanism of PGRMC1 by progestins will provide deeper insights into the mode of action of progestins on breast cells and the often-reported phenomenon of elevated breast cancer rates upon progestin-based hormone therapy...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050215/proteomics-analysis-of-bladder-cancer-invasion-targeting-eif3d-for-therapeutic-intervention
#6
Agnieszka Latosinska, Marika Mokou, Manousos Makridakis, William Mullen, Jerome Zoidakis, Vasiliki Lygirou, Maria Frantzi, Ioannis Katafigiotis, Konstantinos Stravodimos, Marie C Hupe, Maciej Dobrzynski, Walter Kolch, Axel S Merseburger, Harald Mischak, Maria G Roubelakis, Antonia Vlahou
Patients with advanced bladder cancer have poor outcomes, indicating a need for more efficient therapeutic approaches. This study characterizes proteomic changes underlying bladder cancer invasion aiming for the better understanding of disease pathophysiology and identification of drug targets. High resolution liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry analysis of tissue specimens from patients with non-muscle invasive (NMIBC, stage pTa) and muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC, stages pT2+) was conducted...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962850/expression-of-membrane-progesterone-receptors-mprs-in-rat-peripheral-glial-cell-membranes-and-their-potential-role-in-the-modulation-of-cell-migration-and-protein-expression
#7
Luca F Castelnovo, Valerio Magnaghi, Peter Thomas
The role played by progestogens in modulating Schwann cell pathophysiology is well established. Progestogens exert their effects in these cells through both classical genomic and non-genomic mechanisms, the latter mediated by the GABA-A receptor. However, there is evidence that other receptors may be involved. Membrane progesterone receptors (mPRs) are novel 7-transmembrane receptors coupled to G proteins that have been characterized in different tissues and cells, including the central nervous system (CNS)...
September 26, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911927/dynamic-expression-of-pgrmc1-and-serbp1-in-human-endometrium-an-implication-in-the-human-decidualization-process
#8
Stefania Salsano, Alicia Quiñonero, Silvia Pérez, Tamara Garrido Gómez, Carlos Simón, Francisco Dominguez
OBJECTIVE: To characterize PGRMC1 and SERBP1 in human endometrium and to investigate the putative role of PGRMC1 in endometrial decidualization. DESIGN: The PGRMC1 and SERBP1 expression in human endometrium was determined throughout the menstrual cycle. We analyzed the colocalization of PGRMC1 and SERBP1. Then, endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) were isolated to investigate the functional effect of PGRMC1 overexpression on decidualization. SETTING: IVI clinic...
November 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701017/high-level-of-progesteron-receptor-membrane-component-1-pgrmc-1-in-tissue-of-breast-cancer-patients-is-associated-with-worse-response-to-anthracycline-based-neoadjuvant-therapy
#9
Marina Willibald, Isabel Wurster, Christoph Meisner, Ulrich Vogel, Harald Seeger, Alfred O Mueck, Tanja Fehm, Hans Neubauer
PGRMC1 is known to be highly expressed in breast cancer tissue and is associated with chemoresistance in breast cancer cells. However, its role in breast cancer signaling is not fully understood yet. In the present study, the expression status of PGRMC1 and its phosphorylated version (pPGRMC1) in breast cancer tissue and surrounding stroma before and after neoadjuvant therapy was examined to find a possible association to therapy response. Tissue biopsies of 69 breast cancer patients were analyzed by immunohistochemistry for expression levels of PGRMC1 and pPGRMC1...
August 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610679/the-presence-of-a-membrane-bound-progesterone-receptor-induces-growth-of-breast-cancer-with-norethisterone-but-not-with-progesterone-a-xenograft-model
#10
Yue Zhao, Xiangyan Ruan, Husheng Wang, Xue Li, Muqing Gu, Lijuan Wang, Yanglu Li, Harald Seeger, Alfred O Mueck
OBJECTIVES: During menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) a possible increase in breast cancer risk is thought to depend mainly on the progestogen component. In vitro studies have shown that the progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) is important for tumor proliferation induced by progestogens. The primary aim of this study was to compare for the first time the natural progestogen, progesterone (P), with a synthetic progestogen, norethisterone (NET), using a xenograft model. METHODS: MCF7 cells, transfected with PGRMC1 plasmid or empty vector, were injected into nude mice and estradiol (E2) pellets were implanted...
August 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493650/pro-survival-redox-signalling-in-progesterone-mediated-retinal-neuroprotection
#11
Ana M Ruiz Lopez, Sarah L Roche, Alice C Wyse Jackson, Jennifer N Moloney, Ashleigh M Byrne, Thomas G Cotter
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of hereditary retinal diseases, characterised by photoreceptor cell loss. Despite a substantial understanding of the mechanisms leading to cell death, an effective therapeutic strategy is sought. Our laboratory has previously demonstrated the neuroprotective properties of Norgestrel, a progesterone analogue, in the degenerating retina, mediated in part by the neurotrophic factor basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). In other retinal studies, we have also presented a pro-survival role for reactive oxygen species (ROS), downstream of bFGF...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488575/proteomics-analysis-of-bladder-cancer-invasion-targeting-eif3d-for-therapeutic-intervention
#12
Agnieszka Latosinska, Marika Mokou, Manousos Makridakis, William Mullen, Jerome Zoidakis, Vasiliki Lygirou, Maria Frantzi, Ioannis Katafigiotis, Konstantinos Stravodimos, Marie C Hupe, Maciej Dobrzynski, Walter Kolch, Axel S Merseburger, Harald Mischak, Maria G Roubelakis, Antonia Vlahou
Patients with advanced bladder cancer have poor outcomes, indicating a need for more efficient therapeutic approaches. This study characterizes proteomic changes underlying bladder cancer invasion aiming for the better understanding of disease pathophysiology and identification of drug targets. High resolution liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry analysis of tissue specimens from patients with non-muscle invasive (NMIBC, stage pTa) and muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC, stages pT2+) was conducted...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396637/membrane-associated-progesterone-receptors-promiscuous-proteins-with-pleiotropic-functions-focus-on-interactions-with-cytochromes-p450
#13
REVIEW
Chang S Ryu, Kathrin Klein, Ulrich M Zanger
Membrane-associated progesterone receptors (MAPR) are a group of four rather small, partially homologous proteins, which share a similar non-covalent heme-binding domain that is related to cytochrome b5, a well-known functional interaction partner of microsomal cytochrome P450 (CYP) monooxygenase systems. Apart from their structural similarities the four proteins progesterone membrane component 1 (PGRMC1, also referred to as IZA, sigma-2 receptor, Dap1), PGRMC2, neudesin (NENF) and neuferricin (CYB5D2) display surprisingly divergent and multifunctional physiological properties related to cholesterol/steroid biosynthesis, drug metabolism and response, iron homeostasis, heme trafficking, energy metabolism, autophagy, apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, cell migration, neural functions, and tumorigenesis and cancer progression...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388727/progesterone-receptors-and-proliferation-of-the-endometrium-in-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-lifestyle-intervention-study
#14
Mariana Paulson, Lena Sahlin, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer. This is usually explained by chronic anovulation and deficient progesterone activity. However, the role of progesterone receptors (PRs) in endometrial proliferation is unclear. Objective: To evaluate PRs in relation to endometrial proliferation in women with PCOS. Design: Cross-sectional study and lifestyle intervention. Setting: Clinical and laboratory research unit at a university hospital...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371915/ag-205-a-progesterone-receptor-membrane-component-1-antagonist-ablates-progesterone-s-ability-to-block-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-of-human-granulosa-luteal-cells%C3%A2
#15
Erica Anspach Will, Xiufang Liu, John J Peluso
The present studies were designed to determine whether progesterone (P4)-progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) signaling is able to attenuate the apoptotic effects of oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). To achieve this goal, freshly isolated human granulosa/luteal cells were maintained in culture. After several passages, the cells were treated with H2O2, which induced apoptosis within 2.5 h, while simultaneous treatment with P4 attenuated the apoptotic action of H2O2. AG 205, a PGRMC1 antagonist, eliminated P4's ability to prevent H2O2-induced apoptosis...
April 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321005/the-concentration-dependent-effect-of-progesterone-on-follicle-growth-in-the-mouse-ovary
#16
Kouji Komatsu, Satoru Masubuchi
Follicle growth in the mammalian ovary is coordinately controlled by multiple factors to sustain periodic ovulation. In this study, we investigated the role of progesterone on follicle growth in the mouse ovary. As the concentration of progesterone changes during the estrus cycle, we cultured the sliced mouse ovary in a medium containing 10 ng/ml, 100 ng/ml, and 1 μg/ml progesterone. Progesterone promoted the growth of primordial to primary follicles at 100 ng/ml, while it suppressed the growth of secondary follicles at 1 μg/ml...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250339/the-evolutionary-appearance-of-signaling-motifs-in-pgrmc1
#17
Michael A Cahill
A complex PGRMC1-centred regulatory system controls multiple cell functions. Although PGRMC1 is phosphorylated at several positions, we do not understand the mechanisms regulating its function. PGRMC1 is the archetypal member of the membrane associated progesterone receptor (MAPR) family. Phylogentic comparison of MAPR proteins suggests that the ancestral metazoan "PGRMC-like" MAPR gene resembled PGRMC1/PGRMC2, containing the equivalents of PGRMC1 Y139 and Y180 SH2 target motifs. It later acquired a CK2 site with phosphoacceptor at S181...
February 28, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197632/pgrmc1-dependent-autophagy-by-hyperoside-induces-apoptosis-and-sensitizes-ovarian-cancer-cells-to-cisplatin-treatment
#18
Xiaofei Zhu, Mingde Ji, Yue Han, Yuanyuan Guo, Wenqiang Zhu, Feng Gao, Xuewen Yang, Chunbing Zhang
Cisplatin treatment some times leads to chemoresistance, which is now acknowledged partially due to the inductive expression of progesterone receptor membrane component (PGRMC)1 in ovarian cancer cells. PGRMC1 enhances autophagy, activates cytochrome p450, and inveigles signaling pathways to promote cell survival and reduce the effect of drug treatments. In this study, we give first line evidence that hyperoside inhibits cell viability, triggers autophagy and apoptosis in ovarian cancer cell lines. Mechanistically, PGRMC1-dependent autophagy was utilized by hyperoside to induce apoptotic cell death...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120522/sigma-2-receptor-expression-levels-in-blood-and-bladder-from-healthy-and-bladder-cancer-cattle
#19
V Russo, C Inglese, L Avallone, F Roperto, C Abate, N Zizzo, J S Munday, F Berardi, N A Colabufo, S Roperto
The expression of sigma-2 receptor (S2R) was assayed in blood and bladder samples from healthy cattle and in blood and bladder of cattle with deltapapillomavirus-associated urothelial tumors. Samples of bladder from cattle with neoplasia had significantly higher S2R than samples of bladder from healthy cattle (95% CI 0.31-0.82, P < 0.05). In addition, significantly higher S2R was detected in the blood of cattle with bladder cancer than blood from healthy cattle (95% CI 0.22-0.41, P < 0.05). The results provide evidence that increased expression of SR2 in blood could be useful as circulating biomarker for bladder cancer in cattle...
January 25, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117714/tissue-non-specific-genes-and-pathways-associated-with-diabetes-an-expression-meta-analysis
#20
Hao Mei, Lianna Li, Shijian Liu, Fan Jiang, Michael Griswold, Thomas Mosley
We performed expression studies to identify tissue non-specific genes and pathways of diabetes by meta-analysis. We searched curated datasets of the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and identified 13 and five expression studies of diabetes and insulin responses at various tissues, respectively. We tested differential gene expression by empirical Bayes-based linear method and investigated gene set expression association by knowledge-based enrichment analysis. Meta-analysis by different methods was applied to identify tissue non-specific genes and gene sets...
January 21, 2017: Genes
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