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Shuai Gong, Guang-Yi Sun, Min Zhang, Hong-Jie Yuan, Shuai Zhu, Guang-Zhong Jiao, Ming-Jiu Luo, Jing-He Tan
Although in vitro exposure to physiological concentrations of glucorticoids did not affect maturation of mouse oocytes, it significantly inhibited nuclear maturation of pig oocytes. Studies on this species difference in oocyte sensitivity to glucocorticoids will contribute to our understanding of how stress/glucocorticoids affect oocytes. This study showed that glucorticoid receptors (NR3C1) were expressed in both oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) of both pigs and mice; however, while cortisol inhibition of oocyte maturation was overcome by NR3C1 inhibitor RU486 in pigs, it could not be relieved by RU486 in mice...
April 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
Ruban Rex Peter Durairaj, Asma Aberkane, Lukasz Polanski, Yojiro Maruyama, Miriam Baumgarten, Emma S Lucas, Siobhan Quenby, Jerry K Y Chan, Nick Raine-Fenning, Jan J Brosens, Hilde Van de Velde, Yie Hou Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Is implantation failure following ART associated with a perturbed decidual response in endometrial stromal cells (EnSCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Dynamic changes in the secretome of decidualizing EnSCs underpin the transition of a hostile to a supportive endometrial microenvironment for embryo implantation; perturbation in this transitional pathway prior to ART is associated with implantation failure. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Implantation is the rate-limiting step in ART, although the contribution of an aberrant endometrial microenvironment in IVF failure remains ill defined...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Nephropharmacology
D Scarlet, N Ille, R Ertl, B G Alves, G D A Gastal, S O Paiva, M O Gastal, E L Gastal, C Aurich
The objective of this study was to determine whether (1) systemic and intrafollicular cortisol concentrations in horses are directly related and (2) supraphysiological levels of glucocorticoids affect in vitro maturation (IVM) rates of oocytes. Specifically, we studied the (1) changes in the intrafollicular cortisol and progesterone in context with granulosa cell gene expression during maturation of equine follicles (from 5-9 mm, 10-14 mm, 15-19 mm, 20-24 mm, and ≥25 mm in diameter) and (2) effects of cortisol supplementation on IVM rates and gene expression of equine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs)...
October 29, 2016: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
I C Haznedaroglu, U Y Malkan
The existence of a local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) specific to the hematopoietic bone marrow (BM) microenvironment had been proposed two decades ago. Most of the RAS molecules including ACE, ACE2, AGT, AGTR1, AGTR2, AKR1C4, AKR1D1, ANPEP, ATP6AP2, CMA1, CPA3, CTSA, CTSD, CTSG, CYP11A1, CYP11B1, CYP11B2, CYP17A1, CYP21A2, DPP3, EGFR, ENPEP, GPER, HSD11B1, HSD11B2, IGF2R, KLK1, LNPEP, MAS1, MME, NR3C1, NR3C2, PREP, REN, RNPEP, and THOP1 are locally present in the BM microenvironment. Local BM RAS peptides control the hematopoietic niche, myelopoiesis, erythropoiesis, thrombopoiesis and the development of other cellular lineages...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
K G Sorwell, L Renner, A R Weiss, M Neuringer, S G Kohama, H F Urbanski
Estradiol supplementation has been shown to enhance cognitive performance in old ovariectomized rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To determine if similar benefits could be achieved in perimenopausal animals using alternative hormonal supplements, we administered dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to old ovary-intact female rhesus macaques for ∼2.5 months. Using computerized touch screen memory tasks, including delayed response (DR) and delayed matching-to-sample (DMS), we observed improved performance with time in all of the animals but failed to detect a significant effect of DHEA...
March 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
Stefan Z Lutz, Andreas Peter, Fausto Machicao, Apostolia Lamprinou, Jürgen Machann, Fritz Schick, Ingmar Königsrainer, Alfred Königsrainer, Andreas Fritsche, Harald Staiger, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Norbert Stefan, Konstantinos Kantartzis
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Acute pharmacological inhibition of 11β-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1), which converts cortisone into the much more potent cortisol in peripheral tissues, results in reduction of total, visceral, and liver fat but not insulin resistance. We now investigated whether lifelong alterations of 11β-HSD1 activity similarly affect these cardiometabolic risk parameters by studying single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 11β-HSD1-coding gene (HSD11B1). DESIGN/METHODS: Liver fat content was measured by (1)H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and total and visceral fat mass by (1)H-magnetic resonance tomography in 327 subjects...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Charlotte Sefton, Erika Harno, Alison Davies, Helen Small, Tiffany-Jayne Allen, Jonathan R Wray, Catherine B Lawrence, Anthony P Coll, Anne White
Glucocorticoid (Gc) excess, from endogenous overproduction in disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis or exogenous medical therapy, is recognized to cause adverse metabolic side effects. The Gc receptor (GR) is widely expressed throughout the body, including brain regions such as the hypothalamus. However, the extent to which chronic Gcs affect Gc concentrations in the hypothalamus and impact on GR and target genes is unknown. To investigate this, we used a murine model of corticosterone (Cort)-induced obesity and analyzed Cort levels in the hypothalamus and expression of genes relevant to Gc action...
November 2016: Endocrinology
Jean Z Lin, Stephen R Farmer
In this issue of Genes & Development, Zeng and colleagues (pp. 1822-1836) identify lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) as a pivotal regulator of whole-body energy expenditure by controlling the oxidative and thermogenic activity of brown adipose tissue (BAT). They show that LSD1 interacts with PRDM16 to repress select white adipose tissue (WAT) genes but also represses hydroxysteroid 11-β-dehydrogenase 1 (HSD11B1) independently of PRDM16 to prevent production of glucocorticoids that impair BAT functions. Their study provides important insight into epigenetic mechanisms regulating the function of BAT...
August 15, 2016: Genes & Development
Xing Zeng, Mark P Jedrychowski, Yi Chen, Sara Serag, Gareth G Lavery, Steve P Gygi, Bruce M Spiegelman
Brown adipocytes display phenotypic plasticity, as they can switch between the active states of fatty acid oxidation and energy dissipation versus a more dormant state. Cold exposure or β-adrenergic stimulation favors the active thermogenic state, whereas sympathetic denervation or glucocorticoid administration promotes more lipid accumulation. Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying these switches is incomplete. Here we found that LSD1 (lysine-specific demethylase 1), a histone demethylase, regulates brown adipocyte metabolism in two ways...
August 15, 2016: Genes & Development
Xiaomin Chen, Yaoyao Dong, Shuyan Cao, Xiaoheng Li, Zhe Wang, Ruijie Chen, Ren-Shan Ge
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a class of brominated flame retardants. PBDEs have been widely used in textiles, flexible polyurethane foams, electronic components, electrical components, and plastics. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, isoform 1 (HSD11B1) and isoform 2 (HSD11B2), have been demonstrated to be the regulators of local glucocorticoid levels. In this study, the potencies of 4 different PBDEs (BDE-3, BDE-47, BDE-100, and BDE-153) with 1-6 bromine atoms attached in inhibition of rat and human HSD11B1 and HSD11B2 activities were compared to 4-bromobiphenyl (BBP), a structurally similar compound...
2016: Pharmacology
Saori Itoi-Ochi, Mika Terao, Hiroyuki Murota, Ichiro Katayama
Keratinocytes are known to synthesize cortisol through activation of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1). To confirm the function of 11β-HSD1 in keratinocytes during inflammation in vivo, we created keratinocyte-specific-11β-HSD1 knockout mice (K5-Hsd11b1-KO mice) and analyzed the response to narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) irradiation. Firstly, we measured the mRNA and protein levels of 11β-HSD1 following NB-UVB irradiation and found that the expression of 11β-HSD1 in keratinocytes of mouse ear skin was enhanced at 3 and 24 hours after 250 mJ/cm(2), 500 mJ/cm(2), 1 J/cm(2), and 2 J/cm(2) NB-UVB irradiation...
January 2016: Dermato-endocrinology
Erwin Lemche, Oleg S Chaban, Alexandra V Lemche
Impact of environmental stress upon pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been substantiated by epidemiological, psychophysiological, and endocrinological studies. This review discusses recent advances in the understanding of causative roles of nutritional factors, sympathomedullo-adrenal (SMA) and hypothalamic-pituitary adrenocortical (HPA) axes, and adipose tissue chronic low-grade inflammation processes in MetS. Disturbances in the neuroendocrine systems for leptin, melanocortin, and neuropeptide Y (NPY)/agouti-related protein systems have been found resulting directly in MetS-like conditions...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Charlotte Hellgren, Åsa Edvinsson, Jocelien D Olivier, Romina Fornes, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, S J Kumari A Ubhayasekera, Alkistis Skalkidou, Jonas Bergquist, Inger Sundström-Poromaa
Maternal serum cortisol has been suggested to be influenced by psychiatric morbidity, and may also influence fetal growth. However, several studies found equal cortisol levels in depressed and healthy pregnant women. Placental 11-β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) shields the fetus from maternal cortisol by conversion to cortisone, a function that may be compromised by maternal stress. We aimed to compare the serum ratio of cortisone to cortisol, in women with and without psychiatric morbidity during pregnancy...
July 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Marta Fichna, Magdalena Żurawek, Maria Gryczyńska, Anna Sowińska, Jerzy Nowak, Marek Ruchała
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Mika Terao, Saori Itoi, Sayaka Matsumura, Lingli Yang, Hiroyuki Murota, Ichiro Katayama
Over the past decade, extra-adrenal cortisol production was reported in various tissues. The enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of hormonally inactive cortisone into active cortisol in cells is 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1). We recently reported that 11β-HSD1 is also expressed in keratinocytes and regulates inflammation and keratinocyte proliferation. To investigate the function of 11β-HSD1 in keratinocytes during inflammation in vivo, we created keratinocyte-specific 11β-HSD1 knockout (K5-Hsd11b1-KO) mice and analyzed the inflammatory response in models of hapten-induced contact irritant dermatitis...
June 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Xiaoheng Li, Baiping Mao, Yaoyao Dong, Yuan Li, Meizheng Zhan, Yanfang Bai, Qingquan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge, Leping Ye
Ziram is a widely used fungicide for crops. Its endocrine disrupting action is largely unknown. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, isoforms 1 (HSD11B1) and 2 (HSD11B2), have been demonstrated to be the regulators of the local levels of active glucocorticoids, which have broad physiological actions. In the present study, the potency of ziram was tested for its inhibition of rat and human HSD11B1 and HSD11B2. Ziram showed the inhibition of rat HSD11B1 reductase with IC50 of 87.07 μM but no inhibition of human enzyme at 100 μM...
March 21, 2016: Chemical Research in Toxicology
Andrea M Allan, Alexander K Hafez, Matthew T Labrecque, Elizabeth R Solomon, M Nabil Shaikh, Xianyun Zheng, Abdulmehdi Ali
Previously we have shown that prenatal moderate arsenic exposure (50 ppb) disrupts glucocorticoid receptor (GR) programming and that these changes continue into adolescence in males. However, it was not clear what the molecular mechanisms were promoting these GR programming changes or if these changes occurred in arsenic-exposed females. In the present studies, we assessed the effects of arsenic on protein and mRNA of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (Hsd) isozymes and compared the levels of methylation within the promoters of the Nr3c1 and Hsd11b1 genes in female fetal brain at embryonic days (E) 14 and 18...
October 2015: Toxicology Reports
Michael K Wong, Alison C Holloway, Daniel B Hardy
Nicotine exposure during pregnancy leads to placental insufficiency impairing both fetal and neonatal development. Previous studies from our laboratory have demonstrated that in rats, nicotine augmented endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in association with placental insufficiency; however, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Therefore, we sought to investigate the possible direct effect of nicotine on ER stress in Rcho-1 rat placental trophoblast giant (TG) cells during differentiation. Protein and/or mRNA expression of markers involved in ER stress (eg, phosphorylated PERK, eIF2α, CHOP, and BiP/GRP78) and TG cell differentiation and function (eg, Pl-1, placental growth factor [Pgf], Hsd11b1, and Hsd11b2) were quantified via Western blot or real-time polymerase chain reaction...
May 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Ágnes Molnár, Annamária Kövesdi, Nikolette Szücs, Miklós Tóth, Péter Igaz, Károly Rácz, Attila Patócs
OBJECTIVE: Glucocorticoid substitution is essential in patients with chronic primary adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison's disease) and both over-treatment and inadequate dosage have deleterious effects. Individual sensitivity to glucocorticoids is partly genetically determined. CONTEXT: To test the hypothesis whether the well-characterized SNPs of the GR and HSD11B1 genes may modulate the individual sensitivity to exogenous glucocorticoids and may influence clinical and/or laboratory parameters and the glucocorticoid substitution dosage in patients with Addison's disease...
August 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
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