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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919451/biphasic-modulation-of-neuro-and-interrenal-steroidogenesis-in-juvenile-african-sharptooth-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-exposed-to-waterborne-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate
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Augustine Arukwe, Oju R Ibor, Aina O Adeogun
Receptor (i.e genomic) and non-receptor (or non-genomic) effects of endocrine toxicology have received limited or almost non-existent attention for tropical species and regions. In the present study, we have studied the effects of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) on neuro- and interrenal steroidogenesis of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) using molecular, immunochemical and physiological approaches. Juvenile fish (mean weight and length: 5.6 ± 0.6g and 8.2 ± 1.2 cm, respectively), were randomly distributed into ten 120 L rectangular glass tanks containing 60 L of dechlorinated tap water, at 50 fish per exposure group...
September 14, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888137/independent-self-construal-mediates-the-association-between-cyp19a1-gene-variant-and-subjective-well-being
#2
Xing Yang, Yafang Yang, Mengying Xue, Pengpeng Fang, Guomin Shen, Kejin Zhang, Xiaocai Gao, Rongjun Yu, Pingyuan Gong
Testosterone and estrogen are involved in self-related behavioral dispositions and experiences of subjective well-being. In this study, we investigated to what extent the aromatase (CYP19A1) gene, which encodes an enzyme in converting testosterone into estrogen, contributes to subjective well-being and in another self-related disposition: independent and interdependent self-construal. In study 1, a meta-analysis showed that the GG genotype of CYP19A1 (a G/A substitution at Val80, rs700518) was associated with higher testosterone and lower estradiol...
September 6, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866654/hydroxylation-and-sulfation-of-sex-steroid-hormones-in-inflammatory-liver
#3
Sang R Lee, Seung-Yeon Lee, Sang-Yun Kim, Si-Yun Ryu, Bae-Kuen Park, Eui-Ju Hong
Sex steroids, also known as gonadal steroids, are oxidized with hydroxylation by cytochrome P450, glucuronidation by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, sulfation by sulfotransferase, and O-methylation by catechol O-methyltransferase. Thus, it is important to determine the process by which inflammation influences metabolism of gonadal hormones. Therefore, we investigated the mechanism of metabolic enzymes against high physiologic inflammatory response in vivo to study their biochemical properties in liver diseases...
September 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863349/effect-of-bovine-somatotropin-injection-in-late-pregnant-holstein-heifers-on-metabolic-parameters-and-steroidogenic-potential-of-the-first-postpartum-dominant-follicle
#4
Diego Andres Velasco Acosta, Augusto Schneider, Carolina Bespalhok Jacometo, Joao Alvarado Rincon, Felipe Cardoso, Marcio Nunes Corrêa
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pre-partum injections of bovine somatotropin (bST) in dairy heifers on metabolic markers and the steroidogenic potential of the first postpartum dominant follicle. Heifers were assigned to two groups: bST (ST; n = 29), that received two doses of bST (500 mg/dose) at -28 and -14 days relative to calving; and control (CTL; n = 30), that did not received bST. Follicular development was monitored via ultrasound every 3 days starting at 8 days in milk (DIM) in a subset of 20 heifers until the day the first large follicle reached a diameter of 16 mm...
August 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859905/atrazine-suppresses-fsh-induced-steroidogenesis-and-lh-dependent-expression-of-ovulatory-genes-through-pde-camp-signaling-pathway-in-human-cumulus-granulosa-cells
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Kristina Pogrmic-Majkic, Dragana Samardzija, Natasa Stojkov-Mimic, Jelena Vukosavljevic, Aleksandra Trninic-Pjevic, Vesna Kopitovic, Nebojsa Andric
Atrazine (ATR) alters female reproductive functions in different animal species. Here, we analyzed whether ATR disturbs steroidogenic and ovulatory processes in hormone-stimulated human cumulus granulosa cells and mechanism of its action. Results showed that treatment of human cumulus granulosa cells with 20 μM ATR for 48 h resulted in lower FSH-stimulated estradiol and progesterone production. ATR reduced mRNA levels of aromatase (CYP19A1), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) and luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR)...
August 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859903/bazedoxifene-and-raloxifene-protect-neocortical-neurons-undergoing-hypoxia-via-targeting-er%C3%AE-and-ppar-%C3%AE
#6
J Rzemieniec, E Litwa, A Wnuk, W Lason, M Kajta
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) such as bazedoxifene and raloxifene are recognized to mainly act via estrogen receptors (ERs), but there is no study examining the involvement of PPAR-γ in their actions, especially in neurons undergoing hypoxia. Little is also known about age-dependent actions of the SERMs on neuronal tissue challenged with hypoxia. In this study, bazedoxifene and raloxifene protected neocortical cells against hypoxia at early and later developmental stages. Both SERMs evoked caspase-3-independent neuroprotection and increased protein levels of ERα (66 and 46 kDa isoforms) and PPAR-γ...
August 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854867/an-embryonic-and-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-model-for-ovarian-granulosa-cell-development-and-steroidogenesis
#7
Shane Lipskind, Jennifer S Lindsey, Behzad Gerami-Naini, Jennifer L Eaton, Daniel O'Connell, Adam Kiezun, Joshua W K Ho, Nicholas Ng, Parveen Parasar, Michelle Ng, Michael Nickerson, Utkan Demirci, Richard Maas, Raymond M Anchan
Embryoid bodies (EBs) can serve as a system for evaluating pluripotency, cellular differentiation, and tissue morphogenesis. In this study, we use EBs derived from mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) and human amniocyte-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (hAdiPSCs) as a model for ovarian granulosa cell (GC) development and steroidogenic cell commitment. We demonstrated that spontaneously differentiated murine EBs (mEBs) and human EBs (hEBs) displayed ovarian GC markers, such as aromatase (CYP19A1), FOXL2, AMHR2, FSHR, and GJA1...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838139/mutation-of-foxl2-or-cyp19a1a-results-in-female-to-male-sex-reversal-in-xx-nile-tilapia
#8
Xianbo Zhang, Mengru Li, He Ma, Xingyong Liu, Hongjuan Shi, Minghui Li, Deshou Wang
It is well accepted that Forkhead box protein L2 (Foxl2) and aromatase (Cyp19a1; the enzyme responsible for estrogen synthesis) are critical for ovarian development in vertebrates. Knockouts of Foxl2 and Cyp19a1 in goat, mouse, and zebrafish have revealed similar but not identical functions across species. Functional analyses of these two genes in other animals are needed to elucidate their conserved roles in vertebrate sexual development. In this study, we established foxl2 and cyp19a1a mutant lines in Nile tilapia...
August 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827713/diethylstilbestrol-administration-inhibits-theca-cell-androgen-and-granulosa-cell-estrogen-production-in-immature-rat-ovary
#9
Yoshitaka Imamichi, Toshio Sekiguchi, Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Kajitani, Reiko Okada, Yoshihiko Inaoka, Kaoru Miyamoto, Junsuke Uwada, Satoru Takahashi, Takahiro Nemoto, Asuka Mano, Md Rafiqul Islam Khan, Md Tariqul Islam, Koh-Ichi Yuhki, Hitoshi Kashiwagi, Fumitaka Ushikubi, Nobuo Suzuki, Takanobu Taniguchi, Takashi Yazawa
Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a strong estrogenic compound, is well-known to affect the reproductive system. In this study, we investigated the effects of DES administration on gonadotropin levels and ovarian steroidogenesis in prepubertal rats. DES treatment acutely reduced serum LH levels, followed by a reduction in the expression of various steroidogenesis-related genes in theca cells. Serum FSH levels were almost unaffected by DES-treatment, even though Cyp19a1 expression was markedly reduced. Serum progesterone, testosterone and estradiol levels were also declined at this time...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826812/gonadal-development-and-expression-of-sex-specific-genes-during-sex-differentiation-in-the-japanese-eel
#10
Shan-Ru Jeng, Guan-Chung Wu, Wen-Shiun Yueh, Shu-Fen Kuo, Sylvie Dufour, Ching-Fong Chang
The process of gonadal development and mechanism involved in sex differentiation in eels are still unclear. The objectives were to investigate the gonadal development and expression pattern of sex-related genes during sex differentiation in the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica. For control group, the elvers of 8-10 cm were reared for 8 months; and for feminization, estradiol-17β (E2) was orally administered to the elvers of 8-10 cm for 6 months. Only males were found in the control group, suggesting a possible role of environmental factors in eel sex determination...
August 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814372/association-of-cyp19a1-gene-polymorphisms-with-anoestrus-in-water-buffaloes
#11
Khairy M El-Bayomi, Ayman A Saleh, Ashraf Awad, Mahmoud S El-Tarabany, Hadeel S El-Qaliouby, Mohamed Afifi, Shymaa El-Komy, Walaa M Essawi, Essam A Almadaly, Mohammed A El-Magd
Cytochrome P450 aromatase (encoded by the CYP19A1 gene) regulates oestrogen biosynthesis and so plays an essential role in female fertility. We investigated the genetic association of CYP19A1 with the risk of anoestrus in Egyptian water buffaloes. A total of 651 animals (326 anoestrous and 325 cycling) were used in this case-control study. Using single-strand conformation polymorphisms and sequencing, four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were detected; c.-135T>C SNP in the 5'UTR and three non-synonymous SNPs: c...
August 17, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810930/sex-differences-in-microrna-mrna-networks-examination-of-novel-epigenetic-programming-mechanisms-in-the-sexually-dimorphic-neonatal-hypothalamus
#12
Christopher P Morgan, Tracy L Bale
BACKGROUND: Sexual differentiation of the male brain, and specifically the stress circuitry in the hypothalamus, is primarily driven by estrogen exposure during the perinatal period. Surprisingly, this single hormone promotes diverse programs of sex-specific development that vary widely between different cell types and across the developing male brain. The complexity of this phenomenon suggests that additional layers of gene regulation, including microRNAs (miRNAs), must act downstream of estrogen to mediate this specificity...
August 15, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780483/alteration-of-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-by-swainsonine-affects-17%C3%AE-estradiol-secretion-in-ovary-cells
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Chenchen Wu, Dujian Yan, Dezhang Lu, Tiesuo Han, Baoyu Zhao
BACKGROUND: The ingestion of locoweed that contains the toxic indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine (SW) disrupts ovarian function, accompanied by delayed estrus, increased estrous cycle length, delayed conception, and abortion. GOALS: The direct effects of SW on ovary cell steroidogenesis remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells were used to investigate the effects of SW on estradiol (E2) secretion and cell viability and the mechanisms involved in these processes...
November 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776988/comprehensive-and-automated-linear-interaction-energy-based-binding-affinity-prediction-for-multifarious-cytochrome-p450-aromatase-inhibitors
#14
Marc van Dijk, Antonius M Ter Laak, Jörg D Wichard, Luigi Capoferri, Nico P E Vermeulen, Daan P Geerke
Cytochrome P450 aromatase (CYP19A1) plays a key role in the development of estrogen dependent breast cancer, and aromatase inhibitors have been at the front line of treatment for the past three decades. The development of potent, selective and safer inhibitors is ongoing with in silico screening methods playing a more prominent role in the search for promising lead compounds in bioactivity-relevant chemical space. Here we present a set of comprehensive binding affinity prediction models for CYP19A1 using our automated Linear Interaction Energy (LIE) based workflow on a set of 132 putative and structurally diverse aromatase inhibitors obtained from a typical industrial screening study...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771796/curcumin-primed-exosomes-reverses-lps-induced-pro-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-buffalo-granulosa-cells
#15
Monika Vashisht, Payal Rani, Sunita Dahiya, Suneel Kumar Onteru, Dheer Singh
Curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory properties and provides a promising treatment for inflammation. The aim of the study is to establish that buffalo granulosa cells when primed with curcumin (20μM), release improved cellular contents through exosome that can mitigate granulosa cell dysfunction. Recently, we have shown that buffalo granulosa cells exposed to LPS (1 μg/mL) in serum free culture, transiently increased the pro-inflammatory cytokine genes (IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6) expression followed by the inhibition of CYP19A1 gene expression and estradiol production...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750654/different-therapeutic-effects-of-cells-derived-from-human-amniotic-membrane-on-premature-ovarian-aging-depend-on-distinct-cellular-biological-characteristics
#16
Chenyue Ding, Hong Li, Yun Wang, Fuxin Wang, Huihua Wu, Rulei Chen, Jinghuan Lv, Wei Wang, Boxian Huang
BACKGROUND: Many reports have shown that various kinds of stem cells have the ability to recover premature ovarian aging (POA) function. Transplantation of human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) improves ovarian function damaged by chemotherapy in a mice model. Understanding of how to evaluate the distinct effects of adult stem cells in curing POA and how to choose stem cells in clinical application is lacking. METHODS: To build a different degrees of POA model, mice were administered different doses of cyclophosphamide: light dose (70 mg/kg, 2 weeks), medium dose (70 mg/kg, 1 week; 120 mg/kg, 1 week), and high dose (120 mg/kg, 2 weeks)...
July 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746172/a-genetic-variant-in-the-catechol-o-methyl-transferase-comt-gene-is-related-to-age-dependent-differences-in-the-therapeutic-effect-of-calcium-channel-blockers
#17
Jiayue Xu, Adrian E Boström, Mohamed Saeed, Raghvendra K Dubey, Gérard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Jessica Mwinyi, Helgi B Schiöth
Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease and one of the major health concerns worldwide. Genetic factors impact both the risk for hypertension and the therapeutic effect of antihypertensive drugs. Sex- and age-specific variances in the prevalence of hypertension are partly induced by estrogen. We investigated 6 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes encoding enzymes involved in estrogen metabolism in relation to sex- and age-specific differences in the systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP) outcome under the treatment of diuretics, calcium-channel blockers (CCBs), angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715929/molecular-interactions-of-bisphenols-and-analogs-with-glucocorticoid-biosynthetic-pathway-enzymes-an-in-silico-approach
#18
Garima Verma, Mohemmed Faraz Khan, Wasim Akhtar, Mohammad Mumtaz Alam, Mymoona Akhter, Mohammad Shaquiquzzaman
Glucocorticoids are known to have vital effects on metabolism, behavior and immunity. Any sort of impairment in their synthesis may lead to the generation of numerous ill health effects. Different environmental toxicants, including bisphenols and their analogs pose deleterious effect on the biosynthesis of glucocorticoids, thereby leading to endocrine disruption. In order to assess the effect of these environmental toxicants on gluocorticoid biosynthetic pathway, an in silico study was performed. This involved molecular docking studies of 18 ligands with the selected participating enzymes of the pathway...
July 17, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711606/ovarian-aromatase-loss-of-function-mutant-medaka-undergo-ovary-degeneration-and-partial-female-to-male-sex-reversal-after-puberty
#19
Masatoshi Nakamoto, Yasushi Shibata, Kaoru Ohno, Takeshi Usami, Yasuhiro Kamei, Yoshihito Taniguchi, Takeshi Todo, Takashi Sakamoto, Graham Young, Penny Swanson, Kiyoshi Naruse, Yoshitaka Nagahama
Although estrogens have been generally considered to play a critical role in ovarian differentiation in non-mammalian vertebrates, the specific functions of estrogens during ovarian differentiation remain unclear. We isolated two mutants with premature stops in the ovarian aromatase (cyp19a1) gene from an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea-based gene-driven mutagenesis library of the medaka, Oryzias latipes. In XX mutants, gonads first differentiated into normal ovaries containing many ovarian follicles that failed to accumulate yolk...
July 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709873/deregulation-of-wnt2-fzd3-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-compromises-the-estrogen-synthesis-in-cumulus-cells-from-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#20
Gu-Yuan Qiao, Bing-Wei Dong, Chao-Juan Zhu, Chang-You Yan, Bi-Liang Chen
Mechanistic insight into estrogen deficiency by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) remains a longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine. Recent advance suggest that Wingless-type MMTV integration site family members (WNTs), in concert with its Frizzled (FZD) receptors, regulate normal folliculogenesis, luteogenesis and ovarian steroidogenesis. However, no studies have so far investigated any causality between WNT-FZDs interactions and disrupted estrogen synthesis under certain pathological conditions. Here, we show that (i) FZD3 expression was significantly up-regulated in the cumulus cells (CCs) from PCOS patients...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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