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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334178/inter-regional-variations-in-gene-expression-and-age-related-cortical-thinning-in-the-adolescent-brain
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Angelita Pui-Yee Wong, Leon French, Gabriel Leonard, Michel Perron, G Bruce Pike, Louis Richer, Suzanne Veillette, Zdenka Pausova, Tomáš Paus
Age-related decreases in cortical thickness observed during adolescence may be related to fluctuations in sex and stress hormones. We examine this possibility by relating inter-regional variations in age-related cortical thinning (data from the Saguenay Youth Study) to inter-regional variations in expression levels of relevant genes (data from the Allen Human Brain Atlas); we focus on genes coding for glucocorticoid receptor (NR3C1), androgen receptor (AR), progesterone receptor (PGR), and estrogen receptors (ESR1 and ESR2)...
February 25, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299627/analysis-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-methylation-in-autistic-males-in-a-chinese-han-population
#2
Xuelai Wang, Shuang Liang, Yi Sun, Haixin Li, Fumio Endo, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Noriko Saitoh, Lijie Wu
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder with abnormalities of social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors. The higher prevalence of ASD in men implies a potential relationship between sex hormones and ASD etiology. The ESR2 gene encodes estrogen receptor beta (ESR2) and plays an important role during brain development. A relationship between ESR2 and ASD has been suggested by studies on single nucleotide polymorphisms and mRNA and protein expression levels in ASD patients...
March 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288896/age-and-menopause-related-differences-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-estrogen-receptor-mrna-expression
#3
Young-Min Park, Christopher Erickson, Dan Bessesen, Rachael E Van Pelt, Kimberly Cox-York
OBJECTIVES: Changes in estrogen receptor (ER) expression likely underlie differential metabolic effects of estrogen in pre- and postmenopausal women. The aim of the current study was to determine whether ER gene expression in abdominal and femoral subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) was associated with age, menopause, or regional adiposity. METHODS: We studied pre- and post-menopausal (n=23 and 22, respectively; age 35-65y) normal weight (mean±SD; BMI 23.7±2.5kg/m(2)) women with similar total fat mass...
March 10, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266530/esr1-inhibits-hcg-induced-steroidogenesis-and-proliferation-of-progenitor-leydig-cells-in-mice
#4
Yeong Seok Oh, Il Kyoo Koh, Bomi Choi, Myung Chan Gye
Oestrogen is an important regulator in reproduction. To understand the role of oestrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) in Leydig cells, we investigated the expression of ESR1 in mouse Leydig cells during postnatal development and the effects of oestrogen on steroidogenesis and proliferation of progenitor Leydig cells (PLCs). In Leydig cells, the ESR1 expression was low at birth, increased until postnatal day 14 at which PLCs were predominant, and then decreased until adulthood. In foetal Leydig cells, ESR1 immunoreactivity increased from birth to postnatal day 14...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263910/depressive-like-effect-of-prenatal-exposure-to-ddt-involves-global-dna-hypomethylation-and-impairment-of-gper1-esr1-protein-levels-but-not-esr2-and-ahr-arnt-signaling
#5
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...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238410/histological-and-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-mongolian-gerbil-s-mammary-gland-during-gestation-lactation-and-involution
#6
Ellen C R Leonel, Luiz R Falleiros, Silvana G P Campos, Sebastião R Taboga
The morphological description of normal tissues is fundamental for making comparisons and in order to identify injuries and lesions. The aim of this work was to describe the morphological characteristics of the female Mongolian gerbil's (Meriones unguiculatus) normal mammary gland, the average expression of hormone receptors, and the average proliferation rates in the epithelial cells during the periods of lactation, pregnancy and involution. Dams were euthanized on the 14th and 21st gestational days, 7 and 14days after parturition, and 3 and 5days after weaning...
February 23, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215684/expression-of-genes-involved-in-bmp-and-estrogen-signaling-and-ampk-production-can-be-important-factors-affecting-total-number-of-antral-follicles-in-ewes
#7
Golshan Foroughinia, Ali Fazileh, Shahin Eghbalsaied
Follicular growth and ovulation of healthy oocytes is a complicated process which is regulated by several endocrine and paracrine factors as well as cross-talk between the oocyte and its surrounding somatic cells. This study compared the expression profile of some candidate genes involved in BMP signaling as well as estrogen and AMPK production in cumulus-oocyte complex (COC) of small and large antral follicles and their associated somatic cell layers in ovaries from ewes with high- and low-antral follicle count (AFC)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166815/regulation-of-submaxillary-gland-androgen-regulated-protein-3a-via-estrogen-receptor-2-in-radioresistant-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Jennifer Grünow, Chao Rong, Jan Hischmann, Karim Zaoui, Christa Flechtenmacher, Klaus-Josef Weber, Peter Plinkert, Jochen Hess
BACKGROUND: Molecular mechanisms of intrinsic or acquired radioresistance serve as critical barrier for curative therapy of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and remain a major obstacle for progression-free and disease-specific survival. METHODS: HNSCC cell lines were treated with a protocol of fractionated irradiation (IR, 4× 2Gy) alone or in combination with antagonists of estrogen receptor signaling and viability was determined by a colony-forming assay (CFA)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154111/molecular-evidence-that-follicle-development-is-accelerated-in-vitro-compared-to-in-vivo
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Véronique Cadoret, Cynthia Frapsauce, Peggy Jarrier, Virginie Maillard, Agnès Bonnet, Yann Locatelli, Dominique Royère, Danielle Monniaux, Fabrice Guérif, Philippe Monget
In this study we systematically compared the morphological, functional and molecular characteristics of granulosa cells and oocytes obtained by a three-dimensional in vitro model of ovine ovarian follicular growth with those of follicles recovered in vivo Preantral follicles of 200 µm diameter were recovered and cultured up to 950 µm over a 20-day period. Compared with in vivo follicles, the in vitro culture conditions maintained follicle survival, with no difference in the rate of atresia. However, the in vitro conditions induced a slight decrease in oocyte growth rate, delayed antrum formation and increased granulosa cell proliferation rate, accompanied by an increase and decrease in CCND2 and CDKN1A mRNA expression, respectively...
February 2, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124274/upregulation-of-the-esr1-gene-and-esr-ratio-esr1-esr2-is-associated-with-a-worse-prognosis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-impact-of-the-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-expression-on-clinical-outcomes-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-patients
#10
Jin Wook Yi, Su-Jin Kim, Jong Kyu Kim, Chan Yong Seong, Hyeong Won Yu, Young Jun Chai, June Young Choi, Kyu Eun Lee
BACKGROUND: A gender disparity exists with respect to the incidence of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), suggesting that sex hormones such as estrogen play a role in PTC development and progression. In this study, we compared estrogen receptor gene expression patterns in PTCs to determine the clinical significance of estrogen gene expression in PTC. METHODS: We analyzed ESR1 and ESR2 messenger RNA expression counts using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). To validate the results of TCGA analysis, we analyzed microarray data (GSE 54958) from the Gene Expression Omnibus...
January 25, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118181/takotsubo-syndrome-and-estrogen-receptor-genes-partners-in-crime
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Gabriele Pizzino, Alessandra Bitto, Pasquale Crea, Bijoy Khandheria, Olga Vriz, Scipione Carerj, Francesco Squadrito, Rosalba Minisini, Rodolfo Citro, Maurizio Cusmà-Piccione, Antonio Madaffari, Giuseppe Andò, Domenica Altavilla, Concetta Zito
AIMS: We aimed to analyze genetic polymorphism of estrogen receptor (ESR) 1 and ESR2 in a series of postmenopausal women with Takotsubo syndrome (TS). METHODS: In total, 81 consecutive white women were prospectively enrolled: 22 with TS (TS group; mean age 71.2 ± 9.8 years), 22 with acute myocardial infarction (MI group; mean age 73.2 ± 8 years), and 37 asymptomatic healthy controls (CTRL group; mean age 69 ± 4.2 years). Genotyping of ESR1 -397C>T (rs2234693) and -351A>G (rs9340799) and ESR2 -1839G>T (rs 1271572) and 1082G>A (rs1256049) genetic variants was performed...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109853/variants-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-and-beta-genes-modify-the-severity-of-sporadic-breast-cancer
#12
Luciana Montes Rezende, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson, Carmen Sílvia Passos Lima, Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo
INTRODUCTION: Reproductive factors pose a risk for sporadic breast cancer (BC) development owing to the lifetime exposure to estrogen, a hormone responsible for cell proliferation in the breast. Because variants of the estrogen receptor (ER) alpha and beta genes have been associated with BC risk in numerous populations, the objective of the study was to determine whether the risk and severity of sporadic BC was associated with the rs2228480 (ESR1) and rs4986938 (ESR2) variants in a Brazilian population...
April 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102888/genetic-polymorphisms-in-estrogen-metabolic-pathway-associated-with-risks-of-alzheimer-s-disease-evidence-from-a-southern-chinese-population
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Lu Hua Chen, Yan Hui Fan, Patrick Yu Ping Kao, Deborah Tip Yin Ho, Joyce Cheuk Tung Ha, Leung Wing Chu, You-Qiang Song
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether genetic variations on the estrogen metabolic pathway would be associated with risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Individuals were recruited at the Memory Clinic, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese individuals with (n = 426) and without (n = 350) AD. MEASUREMENTS: All subjects underwent a standardized cognitive assessment and genotyping of four candidate genes on the estrogen metabolic pathway (estrogen receptor α gene (ESR1), estrogen receptor β gene (ESR2), cytochrome P450 19A1 gene (CYP19A1), cytochrome P450 11A1 gene (CYP11A1))...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027903/seasonal-changes-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-gene-expression-of-star-protein-steroidogenic-enzymes-and-sex-hormone-receptors-in-the-frog-brain
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Alessandra Santillo, Sara Falvo, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, Gabriella Chieffi Baccari
The brain of amphibians contains all the key enzymes of steroidogenesis and has a high steroidogenic activity. In seasonally-breeding amphibian species brain steroid levels fluctuate synchronously with the reproductive cycle. Here we report a study of gene expression of StAR protein, key steroidogenic enzymes and sex hormone receptors in the telencephalon (T) and diencephalon-mesencephalon (D-M) of male and female reproductive and post-reproductive Pelophylax esculentus, a seasonally breeding anuran amphibian...
December 24, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025138/functional-analysis-of-hspa1a-and-hspa8-in-parturition
#15
Junnan Geng, Huanan Li, Cong Huang, Jin Chai, Rong Zheng, Fenge Li, Siwen Jiang
Many factors are involved in parturition, such as apoptosis, inflammatory mediators, and hormones. Previous studies indicated that HSP70 directly or indirectly regulates apoptosis, inflammatory immune response and hormone stimulus. To gain new insights into molecular mechanism underlying HSP70 for regulating parturition, we overexpressed and knocked down two representative members of HSP70 (HSPA1A and HSPA8) through transfection of their recombinant plasmid and si-RNA separately in WISH (human amniotic epithelial) cells...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940297/increased-levels-of-enzymes-involved-in-local-estradiol-synthesis-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#16
G F J Konings, N L Reynaert, B Delvoux, F M Verhamme, K R Bracke, G G Brusselle, A Romano, J H J Vernooy
INTRODUCTION: Steroid hormones are involved in lung development, pulmonary inflammation, and lung cancer. Estrogen signaling and exposure may play a role in pulmonary disorders, including COPD. In both genders, estrogens can be generated locally in the lungs and this contributes importantly to the tissue exposure to these steroids. OBJECTIVE: To characterize and assess differences in localization of estrogen receptors and enzymes involved in the local generation of estrogens in COPD...
December 8, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899892/age-dependent-hepatic-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-gene-expression-and-activity-in-children
#17
Elizabeth Neumann, Huma Mehboob, Jacqueline Ramírez, Snezana Mirkov, Min Zhang, Wanqing Liu
UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are important phase II drug metabolism enzymes. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between age and changes in mRNA expression and activity of major human hepatic UGTs, as well as to understand the potential regulatory mechanism underlying this relationship. Using previously generated data, we investigated age-dependent mRNA expression levels of 11 hepatic UGTs (UGT1A1, UGT1A3, UGT1A4, UGT1A5, UGT1A6, UGT1A9, UGT2B4, UGT2B7, UGT2B10, UGT2B15, and UGT2B17) and 16 transcription factors (AHR, AR, CAR, ESR2, FXR, GCCR, HNF1a, HNF3a, HNF3b, HNF4a, PPARA, PPARG, PPARGC, PXR, SP1, and STAT3) in liver tissue of donors (n = 38) ranging from 0 to 25 years of age...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893427/cholesterol-import-and-steroidogenesis-are-biosignatures-for-gastric-cancer-patient-survival
#18
Wei-Chun Chang, Shang-Fen Huang, Yang-Ming Lee, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Bi-Hua Cheng, Wei-Chung Cheng, Jason Yen-Ping Ho, Long-Bin Jeng, Wen-Lung Ma
Androgens, estrogens, progesterone and related signals are reported to be involved in the pathology of gastric cancer. However, varied conclusions exist based on serum hormone levels, receptor expressions, and in vitro or in vivo studies. This report used a web-based gene survival analyzer to evaluate biochemical processes, including cholesterol importing via lipoprotein/receptors (L/R route), steroidogenic enzymes, and steroid receptors, in gastric cancer patients prognosis. The sex hormone receptors (androgen receptor, progesterone receptor, and estrogen receptor ESR1 or ESR2), L/R route (low/high-density lipoprotein receptors, LDLR/LRP6/SR-B1 and lipoprotein lipase, LPL) and steroidogenic enzymes (CYP11A1, HSD3B1, CYP17, HSD17B1, HSD3B1, CYP19A1 and SRD5A1) were associated with 5-year survival of gastric cancer patients...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871902/the-effects-of-long-term-estradiol-treatment-on-social-behavior-and-gene-expression-in-adult-female-rats
#19
Alexandra N Garcia, Kelsey Bezner, Christina Depena, Weiling Yin, Andrea C Gore
This study tested the effects of long-term estradiol (E2) replacement on social behavior and gene expression in brain nuclei involved in the regulation of these social behaviors in adult female rats. We developed an ultrasonic vocalization (USV) test and a sociability test to examine communications, social interactions, and social preference, using young adult female cagemates. All rats were ovariectomized (OVX) and implanted with a Silastic capsule containing E2 or vehicle, and housed in same-treatment pairs for a 3-month period...
January 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865593/identification-of-novel-therapeutic-targets-in-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-using-functional-genomic-mrna-profiling-paving-the-way-for-new-avenues
#20
Pascal K C Jonker, Gooitzen M van Dam, Sjoukje F Oosting, Schelto Kruijff, Rudolf S N Fehrmann
BACKGROUND: Currently, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma has a very poor prognosis and there is an unmet need for new therapeutic options. Therefore, this study aims to identify upregulated genes in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma with known drug interactions that could serve as new therapeutic targets. METHODS: Publicly available microarray expression profiles of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma and normal thyroid tissue were collected. FGmRNA-profiling was applied, which is a recently developed method that enhances the ability to capture the downstream effects of genomic alterations on gene expression levels...
January 2017: Surgery
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