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Annalisa Trenti, Serena Tedesco, Carlotta Boscaro, Lucia Trevisi, Chiara Bolego, Andrea Cignarella
Estrogen plays an important role in the regulation of cardiovascular physiology and the immune system by inducing direct effects on multiple cell types including immune and vascular cells. Sex steroid hormones are implicated in cardiovascular protection, including endothelial healing in case of arterial injury and collateral vessel formation in ischemic tissue. Estrogen can exert potent modulation effects at all levels of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Their action is mediated by interaction with classical estrogen receptors (ERs), ERα and ERβ, as well as the more recently identified G-protein coupled receptor 30/G-protein estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1), via both genomic and non-genomic mechanisms...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Antonino Belfiore, Roberta Malaguarnera, Maria Luisa Nicolosi, Rosamaria Lappano, Marco Ragusa, Andrea Morrione, Veronica Vella
In the last decades increasing importance has been attributed to the Insulin/Insulin-like Growth Factor signaling (IIGFs) in cancer development, progression and resistance to therapy. In fact, IIGFs is often deregulated in cancer. In particular, the mitogenic insulin receptor isoform A (IR-A) and the insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R) are frequently overexpressed in cancer together with their cognate ligands IGF-1 and IGF-2. Recently, we identified discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) as a new IR-A interacting protein...
February 28, 2018: Cell Adhesion & Migration
Wen Xu, Jian Cao, Yan Zhou, Lina Wang, Guoqi Zhu
Reduced estrogen levels and decreased expression of related receptors are typical cerebral features of aging. The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1, also known as GPR30) is considered a novel therapeutic target for neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we demonstrated that hippocampal GPR30 expression was reduced in middle-aged mice compared with young adult mice. GPR30 agonist G1 improved both fear and spatial memory in both male and female middle-aged mice, but not in young adult mice, which were blocked by the GPR30 antagonist G15...
February 5, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Gwyndolin Vail, Troy A Roepke
The last few decades have revealed increasing complexity and depth to our knowledge of receptor-mediated estrogen signaling. Nuclear estrogen receptors (ERs) ERα and ERβ remain the fundamental dogma, but developing research targeting membrane-bound ERs urges for a more expanded view on ER signaling. ERα and ERβ are also involved in membrane-delineated signaling alongside membrane-specific G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1), ER-X, and the Gq-coupled membrane ER (Gq-mER). Membrane ERs are responsible for eliciting rapid responses to estrogen signaling, and their importance has been increasingly indicated in central nervous system (CNS) regulation of such functions as reproduction, energy homeostasis, and stress...
January 26, 2018: Steroids
Amanda A Krentzel, Matheus Macedo-Lima, Maaya Z Ikeda, Luke Remage-Healey
Estradiol acts as a neuromodulator in brain regions important for cognition and sensory processing. Estradiol also shapes brain sex differences, but rarely have these concepts been considered simultaneously. In male and female songbirds, estradiol rapidly increases within the auditory forebrain during song exposure and enhances local auditory processing. We tested whether GPER1, a membrane bound estrogen receptor, is necessary and sufficient for neuroestrogen regulation of forebrain auditory processing in male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
January 17, 2018: Endocrinology
T Nishie, Y Kobayashi, K Kimura, K Okuda
Oviducts play roles in reproductive processes, including gametes transport, fertilization and early embryo development. Oviductal transport is controlled by various factors such as endothelins (EDNs) and nitric oxide (NO), smooth muscle contracting and relaxing factor, respectively. EDNs and NO production depend on an ovarian steroid hormone, oestradiol-17β (E2) and E2 quickly exerts their biological functions through G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor 1 (GPER1), which mediates rapid intracellular signalling...
November 14, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Ebru Findikli, Ergül Belge Kurutas, Mehmet Akif Camkurt, Mehmet Fatih Karaaslan, Filiz Izci, Hüseyin Avni Fındıklı, Selçuk Kardaş, Berat Dag, Hatice Altun
Objective: The facts that depression is more prevalent in females than in males and females are exposed to depression more commonly during certain hormonal fluctuating periods indicate the role of sex hormones in physiopathology. Estrogen acts over estrogen receptors alpha and beta and recently identified G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1). The present study aimed, for the first time, to evaluate serum GPER1 levels in drug-naïve major depressive disorder (MDD) patients. Methods: The study included 56 newly diagnosed drug-naïve MDD patients aged between 18 and 50 years and 42 age- and gender-matched healthy volunteers...
November 30, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Yansheng Feng, Ngonidzashe B Madungwe, Carolina Victoria da Cruz Junho, Jean C Bopassa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent evidence indicates that GPER (G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor 1) mediates acute pre-ischaemic oestrogen-induced protection of the myocardium from ischaemia/reperfusion injury via a signalling cascade that includes PKC translocation, ERK1/2/ GSK-3β phosphorylation and inhibition of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening. Here, we investigated the impact and mechanism involved in post-ischaemic GPER activation in ischaemia/reperfusion injury...
December 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
María C Rodenas, Isabel Cabas, Nuria E Gómez-González, Marta Arizcun, José Meseguer, Victoriano Mulero, Alfonsa García-Ayala
Natural antibodies play crucial roles in pathogen elimination, B-cell survival and homeostasis, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Although estrogens are able to regulate both innate and adaptive immune responses, their role in the production of natural antibodies is unknown. Here, we show that the dietary intake of the synthetic estradiol analog, 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), one of the most potent pharmaceutical estrogens and intensively used in human therapeutics as a component of most oral contraceptives, regulates the abundance and proliferation of T and IgM(+) B lymphocytes in the teleost fish gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Rafik Menad, Meriem Fernini, Souaâd Smaï, Xavier Bonnet, Thérèse Gernigon-Spychalowicz, Elara Moudilou, Farida Khammar, Jean-Marie Exbrayat
Estrogen plays a crucial role in regulating epididymal function and development. Estrogen signaling is mediated via two main receptors essentially involved in the genomic regulating pathway: ERα and ERβ. Recent studies revealed the contribution of a novel estrogen receptor involved in the non-genomic pathway: GPER1. This receptor belongs to the family of seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptors and it triggers rapid cellular responses. Immuno-histochemical studies and Western Blot analyses were performed to investigate the GPER1 expression in the caput and cauda epididymis of free-ranging fat sand rats (Psammomys obesus) captured during the breeding and resting seasons...
June 23, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
Kaushik Maiti, Zakia Sultana, Robert J Aitken, Jonathan Morris, Felicity Park, Bronwyn Andrew, Simon C Riley, Roger Smith
BACKGROUND: The risk of unexplained fetal death or stillbirth increases late in pregnancy, suggesting that placental aging is an etiological factor. Aging is associated with oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and lipids. We hypothesized that placentas at >41 completed weeks of gestation (late-term) would show changes consistent with aging that would also be present in placentas associated with stillbirths. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether placentas from late-term pregnancies and unexplained stillbirth show oxidative damage and other biochemical signs of aging...
October 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maria M Hadjimarkou, Nandini Vasudevan
The GPER1/GPR30 is a membrane estrogen receptor (mER) that binds 17β-estradiol (17β-E) with high affinity and is thought to play a role in cancer progression and cardiovascular health. Though widespread in the central nervous system, less is known about this receptor's function in the brain. GPER1 has been shown to activate kinase cascades and calcium flux within cells rapidly, thus fitting in with the idea of being a mER that mediates non-genomic signaling by estrogens. Signaling from GPER1 has been shown to improve spatial memory, possibly via release of neurotransmitters and generation of new spines on neurons in the hippocampus...
February 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ernesto Gonzalez de Valdivia, Stefan Broselid, Robin Kahn, Björn Olde, L M Fredrik Leeb-Lundberg
G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30), also called G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1), is thought to play important roles in breast cancer and cardiometabolic regulation, but many questions remain about ligand activation, effector coupling, and subcellular localization. We showed recently that GPR30 interacts through the C-terminal type I PDZ motif with SAP97 and protein kinase A (PKA)-anchoring protein (AKAP) 5, which anchor the receptor in the plasma membrane and mediate an apparently constitutive decrease in cAMP production independently of Gi/o Here, we show that GPR30 also constitutively increases ERK1/2 activity...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Rafik Menad, Souaâd Smaï, Xavier Bonnet, Thérèse Gernigon-Spychalowicz, Elara Moudilou, Farida Khammar, Jean-Marie Exbrayat
An increasing number of studies revealed the importance of estrogen in male reproduction. However, most research was conducted in laboratory rodents subjected to standardized environmental conditions. Therefore, seasonal regulations of estrogen pathways remain poorly understood under natural conditions. Using immunohistochemistry, the expression of several molecules involved in the functioning of testis (i.e. 17-β estradiol [E2], P450 aromatase, estrogen receptors ESR1, ESR2, and GPER1 [also known as GPR30]) were investigated in free-ranging fat sand rats, Psammomys obesus, during the breeding and resting seasons...
May 2017: Acta Histochemica
Carolyn M Klinge
Estrogens coordinate and integrate cellular metabolism and mitochondrial activities by direct and indirect mechanisms mediated by differential expression and localization of estrogen receptors (ER) in a cell-specific manner. Estrogens regulate transcription and cell signaling pathways that converge to stimulate mitochondrial function- including mitochondrial bioenergetics, mitochondrial fusion and fission, calcium homeostasis, and antioxidant defense against free radicals. Estrogens regulate nuclear gene transcription by binding and activating the classical genomic estrogen receptors α and β (ERα and ERβ) and by activating plasma membrane-associated mERα, mERβ, and G-protein coupled ER (GPER, GPER1)...
August 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
Li-Juan Deng, Chen Cheng, Jun Wu, Cai-Hua Wang, Hai-Bing Zhou, Jian Huang
Oxabicycloheptene sulfonate (OBHS) is a novel bicyclic core selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) with estrogen receptor (ER) antagonistic-activity and anti-inflammatory activity. However, little is known about protective action of OBHS on neurodegenerative disorders. In the present study, OBHS demonstrated a remarkably protective effect against amyloid beta (Aβ) induced cytotoxicity via G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1) in rat astroglial cell line (C6). The C6 cell death induced by Aβ was decreased by OBHS (1 μM) treatment for 45 min...
August 2017: Neurochemical Research
Stefanie Ruhs, Alexander Nolze, Ralf Hübschmann, Claudia Grossmann
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) belongs to the steroid hormone receptor family and classically functions as a ligand-dependent transcription factor. It is involved in water-electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure regulation but independent from these effects also furthers inflammation, fibrosis, hypertrophy and remodeling in cardiovascular tissues. Next to genomic effects, aldosterone elicits very rapid actions within minutes that do not require transcription or translation and that occur not only in classical MR epithelial target organs like kidney and colon but also in nonepithelial tissues like heart, vasculature and adipose tissue...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
Annalisa Trenti, Serena Tedesco, Carlotta Boscaro, Nicola Ferri, Andrea Cignarella, Lucia Trevisi, Chiara Bolego
The endogenous estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2) is a key factor in promoting endothelial healing and angiogenesis. Recently, proangiogenic signals including vascular endothelial growth factor and others have been shown to converge in endothelial cell metabolism. Because inhibition of the glycolytic enzyme activator phosphofructokinase-2/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase 3 (PFKFB3) reduces pathologic angiogenesis and estrogen receptor (ER) signaling stimulates glucose uptake and glycolysis by inducing PFKFB3 in breast cancer, we hypothesized that E2 triggers angiogenesis in endothelial cells via rapid ER signaling that requires PFKFB3 as a downstream effector...
June 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Mohan C Manjegowda, Paridhi Singhal Gupta, Anil M Limaye
GPER1, also known as GPR30, is a novel seven-transmembrane G-protein coupled estrogen receptor that mediates both short-term (non-genomic) and long-term (genomic) effects of estrogen in target cells and tissues. A substantial body of work over the last two decades has highlighted its therapeutic or prognostic utility. However, the clinical data on the expression of GPER1 in breast tissue is ambiguous. Analysis of TCGA RNAseq data revealed significantly lower mean expression of GPER1 mRNA in primary breast tumors compared to that in normal breast tissues...
May 30, 2017: Gene
Malgorzata Kajta, Agnieszka Wnuk, Joanna Rzemieniec, Ewa Litwa, Wladyslaw Lason, Agnieszka Zelek-Molik, Irena Nalepa, Zofia Rogóż, Adam Grochowalski, Anna K Wojtowicz
Several lines of evidence suggest that exposures to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) such as pesticides increase the risks of neuropsychiatric disorders. Despite extended residual persistence of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in the environment, the mechanisms of perinatal actions of DDT that could account for adult-onset of depression are largely unknown. This study demonstrated the isomer-specific induction of depressive-like behavior and impairment of Htr1a/serotonin signaling in one-month-old mice that were prenatally exposed to DDT...
July 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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