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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151980/synbiotic-effects-of-%C3%AE-glucans-from-cauliflower-mushroom-and-lactobacillus-fermentum-on-metabolic-changes-and-gut-microbiome-in-estrogen-deficient-rats
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Seong-Yeop Jeong, Suna Kang, Cao Shi Hua, Zhang Ting, Sunmin Park
Background: We investigated whether the long-term consumption of a symbiotic formulation with Lactobacillus fermentum (probiotic) and β-glucan from cauliflower mushroom (prebiotic) would delay the progression of post-menopausal symptoms in ovariectomized (OVX) rats and explored their mechanisms of action, including changes in gut microbiota. Methods: OVX rats were fed with high-fat diets containing 1% dextrin (control), 1% lyophilized cauliflower mushroom extract (CFM), 0...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145563/neuronal-dnmt1-deficiency-attenuates-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Emily C Bruggeman, John T Garretson, Rui Wu, Hang Shi, Bingzhong Xue
Aberrant neuronal DNA methylation patterns have been implicated in the promotion of obesity development, but the role of neuronal DNA methyltransferases (Dnmts; enzymes that catalyze DNA methylation) in energy balance remains poorly understood. We investigated whether neuronal Dnmt1 regulates normal energy homeostasis and obesity development using a novel Dnmt1 knockout mouse model, Dnmt1fl/fl Synapsin1Cre (ND1KO), which specifically deletes Dnmt1 in neurons.Neuronal Dnmt1 deficiency reduced adiposity in chow-fed mice and attenuated obesity in HFD-fed male mice...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133778/glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp-1-receptor-agonist-liraglutide-alters-bone-marrow-exosome-mediated-mirna-signal-pathways-in-ovariectomized-rats-with-type-2-diabetes
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Jin Li, Ling-Zhi Fu, Lu Liu, Fen Xie, Ru-Chun Dai
BACKGROUND Compared with normal postmenopausal women, estrogen deficiency and hyperglycemia in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) lead to more severe bone property degradation. Liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, has been reported to improve bone condition among people with T2DM but the precise mechanisms remain unclear. Exosomes work as mediators in cell-to-cell communication, delivering functional miRNAs between cells. We aimed to explore the role of exosomes in T2DM-related bone metabolic disorders and the bone protective mechanisms of liraglutide...
November 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133384/estrogen-and-high-fat-diet-induced-alterations-in-c57bl-6-mice-endometrial-transcriptome-profile
#4
Yali Cheng, Qiaoying Lv, Bingying Xie, Bingyi Yang, Weiwei Shan, Chengcheng Ning, Bing Li, Liying Xie, Chao Gu, Xuezhen Luo, Xiaojun Chen, Qin Zhu
Unopposed estrogen stimulation and insulin resistance are known to play important roles in endometrial cancer (EC), but the interaction between these two factors and how they contribute to endometrial lesions are not completely elucidated. To investigate the endometrial transcriptome profile and the associated molecular pathway alterations, we established an ovariectomized C57BL/6 mouse model treated with subcutaneous implantation of 17-β estradiol (E2) pellet and/or high-fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks to mimic sustained estrogen stimulation and insulin resistance...
November 13, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126055/estrogen-responsive-gene-networks-in-the-teleost-liver-what-are-the-key-molecular-indicators
#5
April Feswick, Kelly R Munkittrick, Christopher J Martyniuk
An overarching goal of environmental genomics is to leverage sensitive suites of markers that are robust and reliable to assess biological responses in a range of species inhabiting variable environments. The objective of this study was to identify core groups of transcripts and molecular signaling pathways that respond to 17alpha-ethylinestadiol (EE2), a ubiquitous estrogenic contaminant, using transcriptome datasets generated from six independent laboratories. We sought to determine which biomarkers and gene networks were those most robust and reliably detected in multiple laboratories...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112739/organophosphate-flame-retardants-alter-adult-mouse-homeostasis-and-gene-expression-in-a-sex-dependent-manner-potentially-through-interactions-with-er%C3%AE
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Elizabeth A Krumm, Vipa J Patel, Taylor S Tillery, Ali Yasrebi, Jianliang Shen, Grace L Guo, Stephanie M Marco, Brian T Buckley, Troy A Roepke
Flame retardants (FR) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and organophosphate FR (OPFR) persist in the environment and interact with multiple nuclear receptors involved in homeostasis, including estrogen receptors (ER). However, little is known about the effects of FR, especially OPFR, on mammalian neuroendocrine functions. Therefore, we investigated if exposure to FR alters hypothalamic gene expression and whole-animal physiology in adult wild-type (WT) and ERα KO mice. Intact WT and KO males and ovariectomized WT and KO females were orally dosed daily with vehicle (oil), 17α-ethynylestradiol (2...
November 3, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104486/tanshinone-iia-inhibits-%C3%AE-catenin-nuclear-translocation-and-igf-2r-activation-via-estrogen-receptors-to-suppress-angiotensin-ii-induced-h9c2-cardiomyoblast-cell-apoptosis
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Ya-Fang Chen, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Nien-Hung Lee, Yu-Feng Chen, Jaw-Ji Yang, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Ray-Jade Chen, Peramaiyan Rajendran, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Chih-Yang Huang
Cardiomyopathy involves changes in the myocardial ultra-structure, hypertrophy, apoptosis, fibrosis and inflammation. Angiotensin II (AngII) stimulates the expression of insulin like-growth factors (IGF-2) and IGF-2 receptor (IGF-2R) in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts and subsequently leads to apoptosis. Estrogen receptors protect cardiomyocytes from apoptosis and fibrosis. Tanshinone IIA (TSN), a main active ingredient from Danshen, has been shown to protect cardiomyocytes from death caused by different stress signals...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103922/17%C3%AE-estradiol-directly-lowers-mitochondrial-membrane-microviscosity-and-improves-bioenergetic-function-in-skeletal-muscle
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Maria J Torres, Kim A Kew, Terence E Ryan, Edward Ross Pennington, Chien-Te Lin, Katherine A Buddo, Amy M Fix, Cheryl A Smith, Laura A Gilliam, Sira Karvinen, Dawn A Lowe, Espen E Spangenburg, Tonya N Zeczycki, Saame Raza Shaikh, P Darrell Neufer
Menopause results in a progressive decline in 17β-estradiol (E2) levels, increased adiposity, decreased insulin sensitivity, and a higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Estrogen therapies can help reverse these effects, but the mechanism(s) by which E2 modulates susceptibility to metabolic disease is not well understood. In young C57BL/6N mice, short-term ovariectomy decreased-whereas E2 therapy restored-mitochondrial respiratory function, cellular redox state (GSH/GSSG), and insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle...
November 1, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096715/differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-wharton-s-jelly-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-endometrial-cells
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Qin Shi, JingWei Gao, Yao Jiang, Baolan Sun, Wei Lu, Min Su, Yunzhao Xu, Xiaoqing Yang, Yuquan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells (WJ-MSCs) are a novel and promising strategy for tissue engineering because of their ability to differentiate into many cell types. We characterized the differentiation of WJ-MSCs into endometrial epithelial cell (EEC)-like and endometrial stromal cell (ESC)-like cells and assessed the effect of 17β-estradiol and 8-Br-cAMP on the differentiation system. METHODS: WJ-MSCs were treated in two ways to differentiate into EEC-like and ESC-like cells respectively: cocultured with ESCs in control/differentiation medium (17β-estradiol, growth factors); and cultured in control/differentiation medium (8-Br-cAMP alone or 8-Br-cAMP plus 17β-estrogen and growth factors)...
November 2, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094433/effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-insulin-sensitivity-and-androgen-levels-in-vitamin-d-deficient-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients
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Cihan Karadağ, Tevfik Yoldemir, Dilek Gogas Yavuz
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity and androgen levels in vitamin-D-deficient polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. METHODS: Sixty-seven vitamin-D-deficient (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels below 20 ng/mL) PCOS patients and 54 vitamin-D-deficient non-PCOS volunteer subjects matched for age and body mass index were enrolled to this prospective study. All participants were given 50 000 IU/week cholecalciferol orally for 8 weeks and 1500 IU/day for 4 weeks...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073541/melatonin-promotes-sheep-leydig-cell-testosterone-secretion-in-a-co-culture-with-sertoli-cells
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Shou-Long Deng, Zhi-Peng Wang, Cheng Jin, Xiao-Long Kang, Aalia Batool, Yan Zhang, Xiao-Yu Li, Xiu-Xia Wang, Su-Ren Chen, Chawn-Shang Chang, C Yan Cheng, Zheng-Xing Lian, Yi-Xun Liu
Leydig cells synthesize and secrete testosterone, and are regulated by Sertoli cells. These two cell types may work together to regulate testicular androgen production. Studies have shown that Leydig cell androgen synthesis can be dramatically enhanced by Sertoli cells in the presence of melatonin, which can regulate the secretory function of Leydig and Sertoli cells. However, the molecular mechanism of melatonin-regulated Leydig cell androgen production via Sertoli cells remains unclear. Here, we found that 10(-7) M melatonin increased testosterone production in co-cultured Leydig and Sertoli cells isolated from sheep...
October 17, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056027/-differential-expression-of-micrornas-in-serum-of-severe-burn-patients-and-analysis-of-the-signaling-pathway-at-early-stage
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S Wang, Q F Ruan, W G Xie, L Chen, M J Jiang, J J Ruan, Z Q Ye
Objective: To explore differential expression of microRNAs in serum of patients with severe burn and analysis of the signaling pathway at early stage. Methods: In this study, we included three healthy adult volunteers and three patients with severe burn, conforming to the inclusion criteria and hospitalized in Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University & Wuhan Third Hospital in July 2015. Venous whole blood of 6 mL of each burn patient and healthy volunteer was collected at 24 to 48 h post injury of burn patients...
October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052180/effectiveness-of-myoinositol-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Liuting Zeng, Kailin Yang
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of myoinositol for patients with PCOS. METHODS: In this meta-analysis, data from randomized controlled trials are obtained to assess the effects of myoinositol vs. placebo or western medicine in women with PCOS. The study's registration number is CRD42017064563. The primary outcomes included total testosterone, estradiol (E2) and the homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) of insulin resistance. RESULT: Ten trials involving 573 patients were included...
October 19, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029116/upregulation-of-irs1-enhances-igf1-response-in-y537s-and-d538g-esr1-mutant-breast-cancer-cells
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Zheqi Li, Kevin M Levine, Amir Bahreini, Peilu Wang, David Chu, Ben Ho Park, Steffi Oesterreich, Adrian V Lee
Increased evidence suggests that somatic mutations in the ligand binding domain of estrogen receptor (ERα/ESR1) are critical mediators of endocrine-resistant breast cancer progression. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) is an essential regulator of breast development and tumorigenesis, and also has a role in endocrine resistance. A recent study showed enhanced crosstalk between IGF1 and ERα in ESR1 mutant cells, but detailed mechanisms are incompletely understood. Using genome-edited MCF-7 and T47D cell lines harboring Y537S and D538G ESR1 mutations, we characterized altered IGF1 signaling...
September 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028222/role-of-rbp2-induced-er-and-igf1r-erbb-signaling-in-tamoxifen-resistance-in-breast-cancer
#15
Hee-Joo Choi, Hyeong-Seok Joo, Hee-Young Won, Kyueng-Whan Min, Hyung-Yong Kim, Taekwon Son, Young-Ha Oh, Jeong-Yeon Lee, Gu Kong
Background: Despite the benefit of endocrine therapy, acquired resistance during or after treatment still remains a major challenge in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. We investigated the potential role of histone demethylase retinoblastoma-binding protein 2 (RBP2) in endocrine therapy resistance of breast cancer. Methods: Survival of breast cancer patients according to RBP2 expression was analyzed in three different breast cancer cohorts including METABRIC (n = 1980) and KM plotter (n = 1764)...
April 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023587/genetic-variants-and-traits-related-to-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-and-insulin-resistance-and-their-interaction-with-lifestyles-on-postmenopausal-colorectal-cancer-risk
#16
Su Yon Jung, Thomas Rohan, Howard Strickler, Jennifer Bea, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Gloria Ho, Carolyn Crandall
Genetic variants and traits in metabolic signaling pathways may interact with lifestyle factors such as obesity, physical activity, and exogenous estrogen (E), influencing postmenopausal colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, but these interrelated pathways are not fully understood. In this case-cohort study, we examined 33 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes related to insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)/ insulin resistance (IR) traits and signaling pathways, using data from 704 postmenopausal women in Women's Health Initiative Observation ancillary studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018059/involvement-of-leptin-in-the-molecular-physiology-of-the-placenta
#17
Malena Schanton, Julieta Lorena Maymó, Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Victor Sanchez-Margalet, Cecilia Varone
Leptin is a homeostatic regulator in the placenta where it promotes proliferation, protein synthesis and the expression of tolerogenic maternal response molecules such as HLA-G. Leptin also exerts an anti-apoptotic action in placenta controlling the expression of p53 master cell cycle regulator under different stress conditions. On the other hand, leptin is an integrative target of different placental stimuli. The expression of leptin in placenta is regulated by hCG, insulin, steroids, hypoxia, and many other growth hormones, suggesting that it might have an important endocrine function in the trophoblastic cells...
October 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980721/igf-1-signaling-mediated-cell-specific-skeletal-mechano-transduction
#18
REVIEW
Faming Tian, Yongmei Wang, Daniel D Bikle
Mechanical loading preserves bone mass and stimulates bone formation, whereas skeletal unloading leads to bone loss. In addition to osteocytes, which are considered the primary sensor of mechanical load, osteoblasts and bone specific mesenchymal stem cells also are involved. The skeletal response to mechanical signals is a complex process regulated by multiple signaling pathways including that of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Conditional osteocyte deletion of IGF-1 ablates the osteogenic response to mechanical loading...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979927/breast-cancer-risk-factors-in-relation-to-estrogen-receptor-progesterone-receptor-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-and-ki67-expression-in-normal-breast-tissue
#19
Hannah Oh, A Heather Eliassen, Andrew H Beck, Bernard Rosner, Stuart J Schnitt, Laura C Collins, James L Connolly, Laleh Montaser-Kouhsari, Walter C Willett, Rulla M Tamimi
Studies have suggested that hormone receptor and Ki67 expression in normal breast tissue are associated with subsequent breast cancer risk. We examined the associations of breast cancer risk factors with estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R), and Ki67 expression in normal breast tissue. This analysis included 388 women with benign breast disease (ages 17-67 years) in the Nurses' Health Studies. Immunohistochemical staining was performed on tissue microarrays constructed from benign biopsies containing normal breast epithelium and scored as the percentage of epithelial cells that were positively stained...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973719/identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-pathways-of-cerebral-neurotransmission-of-anovulatory-mice
#20
M A Azevedo, I D C G Silva
Polycystic ovary syndrome is the classic example of loss of functional cyclicity and anomalous feedback. In this case, the excessive extra-glandular production and conversion of androgens to estrogens are the pathophysiological basis of the chronic anovulation. The literature describes an experimental model of the polymicrocystic ovary in obese diabetic mice with insulin resistance. The fact that these animals exhibit obesity, insulin resistance, and infertility demonstrates their skill as an experimental model for polycystic ovary...
September 27, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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