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Laziyan Mahemuti, Qixuan Chen, Melanie C Coughlan, Min Zhang, Maria Florian, Ryan J Mailloux, Xu-Liang Cao, Kylie A Scoggan, William G Willmore, Xiaolei Jin
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been shown to exert biological effects through estrogen receptor (ER)-dependent and ER-independent mechanisms. Recent studies suggest that prenatal exposure to BPA may increase the risk of childhood asthma. To investigate the underlying mechanisms in the actions of BPA, human fetal lung fibroblasts (hFLFs) were exposed to varying doses of BPA in culture for 24hr. Effects of BPA on localization and uptake of BPA, cell viability, release of immune and developmental modulators, cellular localization and expression of ERα, ERβ and G-protein coupled estrogen receptor 30 (GPR30), and effects of ERs antagonists on BPA-induced changes in endothelin-1 (ET-1) release were examined...
October 2016: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Aihua Wang, Jing Luo, William Moore, Hana Alkhalidy, Ling Wu, Jinhua Zhang, Wei Zhen, Yao Wang, Deborah J Clegg, Bin Xu, Zhiyong Cheng, Ryan P McMillan, Matthew W Hulver, Dongmin Liu
Recent studies showed that GPR30, a seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptor, is a novel estrogen receptor (ER) that mediates some biological events elicited by estrogen in several types of cancer cells. However, its physiological or pathological role in vivo is unclear. Here, we show that GPR30 knockout (GPRKO) female mice were protected from high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity, blood glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance. The decreased body weight gain in GPRKO female mice is due to the reduction in body fat mass...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
M Zavatti, M Guida, T Maraldi, F Beretti, L Bertoni, G B La Sala, A De Pol
AIMS: Ferutinin is a daucane sesquiterpene with a high estrogenic activity. Since ferutinin is able to enhance osteoblastic differentiation of human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFSCs), the aim of this study was to evaluate the role of the estrogen receptors α (ERα) and G-protein coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) in ferutinin-mediated osteoblastic differentiation. Moreover, it was investigated if MEK/ERK and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways are involved in ferutinin-induced effects. MAIN METHODS: hAFSCs were cultured in a standard medium or in an osteoblastic medium for 14 or 21days and ferutinin was added at 10(-8)M...
September 11, 2016: Life Sciences
Jie Luo, Xiaoxia Huang, Yali Li, Yang Li, Xueqin Xu, Yan Gao, Ruoshi Shi, Wanjun Yao, Juying Liu, Changbin Ke
Cancer induced bone pain is a very complicated clinical pain states that has proven difficult to be treated effectively due to poorly understand of underlying mechanism, but bone cancer pain (BCP) seems to be enhanced by a state of spinal sensitization. In the present study, we showed that carcinoma tibia implantation induced notable pain sensitization and up-regulation of G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPR30) in the spinal cord of rats which was reversed by GPR30 knockdown. Further studies indicated that upregulation of GPR30 induced by cancer implantation resulted in a select loss of γ-aminobutyric acid-ergic (GABAergic) neurons and functionally diminished the inhibitory transmission due to reduce expression of the vesicular GABA transporter (VGAT)...
September 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Ernestina M De Francesco, Carmine Rocca, Francesco Scavello, Daniela Amelio, Teresa Pasqua, Damiano C Rigiracciolo, Andrea Scarpelli, Silvia Avino, Francesca Cirillo, Nicola Amodio, Maria C Cerra, Marcello Maggiolini, Tommaso Angelone
The use of Doxorubicin (Dox), a frontline drug for many cancers, is often complicated by dose-limiting cardiotoxicity in approximately 20% of patients. The G-protein estrogen receptor GPER/GPR30 mediates estrogen action as the cardioprotection under certain stressful conditions. For instance, GPER activation by the selective agonist G-1 reduced myocardial inflammation, improved immunosuppression, triggered pro-survival signaling cascades, improved myocardial mechanical performance and reduced infarct size after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Kin-Mang Lau, Ka-Fai To
Prostate cancer (PCa) treatment was first established by Huggins and Hodges in 1941, primarily described as androgen deprivation via interference of testicular androgen production. The disease remains incurable with relapse of hormone-refractory cancer after treatments. Epidemiological and clinical studies disclosed the importance of estrogens in PCa. Discovery of estrogen receptor ERβ prompted direct estrogenic actions, in conjunction with ERα, on PCa cells. Mechanistically, ERs upon ligand binding transactivate target genes at consensus genomic sites via interactions with various transcriptional co-regulators to mold estrogenic signaling...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yanlei Ji, Zhen Han, Limei Shao, Yuehuan Zhao
Estrogen has been closely associated with breast cancer. Several studies reported that Ca2+ signal and Ca2+ channels act in estrogen-modulated non-genomic pathway of breast cancer, however little was revealed on the function of L-type Ca2+ channels. The L-type Ca2+ channel subunit α 1D, named Cav1.3 was found in breast cancer cells. We aimed to investigate the expression and activity of Cav1.3 in human breast cancer, and reveal the effect of estrogen in regulating the expression of Cav1.3. The qRT-PCR and western blotting were employed to show that Cav1...
October 2016: Oncology Reports
Ginez A Gonzalez, Matthias P Hofer, Yasir A Syed, Ana I Amaral, Jon Rundle, Saifur Rahman, Chao Zhao, Mark R N Kotter
Enhancing central nervous system (CNS) myelin regeneration is recognized as an important strategy to ameliorate the devastating consequences of demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Previous findings have indicated that myelin proteins, which accumulate following demyelination, inhibit remyelination by blocking the differentiation of rat oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) via modulation of PKCα. We therefore screened drugs for their potential to overcome this differentiation block. From our screening, tamoxifen emerges as a potent inducer of OPC differentiation in vitro...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ninthujah Kanageswaran, Maximilian Nagel, Paul Scholz, Julia Mohrhardt, Günter Gisselmann, Hanns Hatt
The influence of the sex steroid hormones progesterone and estradiol on physiology and behavior during menstrual cycles and pregnancy is well known. Several studies indicate that olfactory performance changes with cyclically fluctuating steroid hormone levels in females. Knowledge of the exact mechanisms behind how female sex steroids modulate olfactory signaling is limited. A number of different known genomic and non-genomic actions that are mediated by progesterone and estradiol via interactions with different receptors may be responsible for this modulation...
2016: PloS One
Ewa Kilanczyk, Sujata Saraswat Ohri, Scott R Whittemore, Michal Hetman
The pentose phosphate pathway is the main source of NADPH, which by reducing oxidized glutathione, contributes to antioxidant defenses. Although oxidative stress plays a major role in white matter injury, significance of NADPH for oligodendrocyte survival has not been yet investigated. It is reported here that the NADPH antimetabolite 6-amino-NADP (6AN) was cytotoxic to cultured adult rat spinal cord oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) as well as OPC-derived oligodendrocytes. The 6AN-induced necrosis was preceded by increased production of superoxide, NADPH depletion, and lower supply of reduced glutathione...
August 2016: ASN Neuro
Takashi Kubota, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yutaka Kirino
Membrane-associated estrogen receptor "G protein-coupled receptor 30" (GPR30) has been implicated in spatial recognition memory and protection against neuronal death. The present study investigated the role of GPR30 in object recognition memory in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) mouse model (5XFAD) by using novel object recognition (NOR) test. Impairment of long-term (24 h) recognition memory was observed in both male and female 5XFAD mice. Selective GPR30 agonist, G-1, ameliorated this impairment in female 5XFAD mice, but not in male mice...
July 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Yilin Ren, Branislava Janic, Kristopher Kutskill, Edward L Peterson, Oscar A Carretero
Connecting tubule glomerular feedback (CTGF) is a mechanism where an increase in sodium (Na) concentration in the connecting tubule (CNT) causes the afferent arteriole (Af-Art) to dilate. We recently reported that aldosterone within the CNT lumen enhances CTGF via a nongenomic effect involving GPR30 receptors and sodium/hydrogen exchanger (NHE), but the signaling pathways of this mechanism are unknown. We hypothesize that aldosterone enhances CTGF via cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) pathway that activates protein kinase C (PKC) and stimulates superoxide (O-2) production...
July 13, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Mohan C Manjegowda, Paridhi Singhal Gupta, Anil M Limaye
Rabbit antiserum was generated against the N-terminus of human GPR30 followed by peptide affinity purification. In this article, the methodology used and validation data are presented. The peptide affinity purified polyclonal antibody specifically detects human GPR30 in ELISA and on western blots of total protein prepared from human breast cancer cell lines.
June 2016: Data in Brief
Qiang Cheng, Jia Meng, Xin-Shang Wang, Wen-Bo Kang, Zhen Tian, Kun Zhang, Gang Liu, Jian-Ning Zhao
Spinal cord injury (SCI) always occurs accidently and leads to motor dysfunction because of biochemical and pathological events. Estrogen has been shown to be neuroprotective against SCI through estrogen receptors (ERs), but the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. In the present study, we investigated the role of a newly found membrane ER, G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPR30 or GPER1), and discussed the feasibility of a GPR30 agonist as an estrogen replacement. Forty adult female C57BL/6J mice (10-12 weeks old) were divided randomly into vehicle, G-1, E2, G-1 + G-15 and E2 + G-15 groups...
August 2016: Bioscience Reports
Paolo Chieffi
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are frequent solid malignant tumors and cause of death in men between 20-40 years of age. Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in the origin and development of TGCTs. Although the majority of TGCTs are responsive to chemotherapy, about 20% of patient presents incomplete response or tumors relapse. In addition, the current treatments cause acute toxicity and several chronic collateral effects, including sterility. The present mini-review collectively summarize the most recent findings on the new discovered molecular biomarkers such as tyrosine kinases, HMGAs, Aurora B kinase, and GPR30 receptor predictive of TGCTs and as emerging new possible molecular targets for therapeutic strategies...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Cátia Sousa, Madalena Ribeiro, Ana Teresa Rufino, Alcino Jorge Leitão, Alexandrina Ferreira Mendes
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Cell lines used to study the role of the G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) or G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) as a mediator of estrogen responses have yielded conflicting results. This work identified a simple assay to predict cell line competence for pharmacological studies of GPR30. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phosphorylation or expression levels of ERK1/2, Akt, c-Fos and eNOS were evaluated to assess GPR30 activation in response to known agonists (17β-estradiol and G-1) in MCF-7 and T-47D breast cancer cell lines and in bovine aortic endothelial cells...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
Amy Alexander, Andrew Irving, Jenni Harvey
Estrogens play a key role in regulating reproductive and neuroendocrine function by activating classical nuclear steroid receptors that act as ligand gated transcription factors. However evidence is growing that estrogens also promote rapid non-genomic responses via activation of membrane-associated estrogen receptors. The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER1; also known as GPR30) has been identified as one of the main estrogen-sensitive receptors responsible for the rapid non-genomic actions of estrogen...
July 5, 2016: Neuropharmacology
Fang Huang, Jianguo Yin, Keyu Li, Ying Li, Heng Qi, Li Fang, Cong Yuan, Weiwei Liu, Min Wang, Xiangping Li
Estrogen receptors, including classic nuclear receptors ERα, ERβ, and membrane receptor GPR30, are expressed in vascular tissues and exert protective actions in vascular diseases. But the expression pattern and functional roles of GPR30 in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) remain unclear. In this study, we found that ERα, ERβ, and GPR30 were decreased with VSMCs passaging in vitro or growing in vivo and activation of GPR30 promoted ERα expression. Then, we validated that activation of GPR30 significantly decreased migratory capability of VSMCs and suppressed ERα, whereas PDGF-BB (20 ng/mL) treatment caused increase of migration...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Assunta Pisano, Maria Francesca Santolla, Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Paola De Marco, Damiano Cosimo Rigiracciolo, Maria Grazia Perri, Adele Vivacqua, Sergio Abonante, Anna Rita Cappello, Vincenza Dolce, Antonino Belfiore, Marcello Maggiolini, Rosamaria Lappano
Zinc (Zn) is an essential trace mineral that contributes to the regulation of several cellular functions, however it may be also implicated in the progression of breast cancer through different mechanisms. It has been largely reported that the classical estrogen receptor (ER) as well as the G protein estrogen receptor (GPER, previously known as GPR30) can exert a main role in the development of breast tumors. In the present study, we demonstrate that zinc chloride (ZnCl2 ) involves GPER in the activation of insulin-like growth factor receptor I (IGF-IR)/epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mediated signalling, which in turn triggers downstream pathways like ERK and AKT in breast cancer cells and main components of the tumor microenvironment namely cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)...
June 24, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Barbara Nuvoli, Andrea Sacconi, Giancarlo Cortese, Sabrina Germoni, Bruno Murer, Rossella Galati
This study aimed to investigate intratumoural estradiol and estrogen-receptors (ERα, ERβ and GPR30) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) to understand their function. Here, we report that immunohistochemistry of estradiol showed cytoplasmatic staining in 95% of fifty-seven human MPM samples with a trend toward a negative correlation between estradiol levels and the median post-diagnosis survival time. ERβ was only focally positive in 5.3% of cases, GPR30 and ERα were negative in our cases of MPM. GPR30 was detected mainly in glycosylated form in MPM cells...
June 13, 2016: Oncotarget
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