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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415446/melatonin-a-molecule-for-reducing-breast-cancer-risk
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REVIEW
Alicia González-González, María Dolores Mediavilla, Emilio J Sánchez-Barceló
The objective of this article is to review the basis supporting the usefulness of melatonin as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer (BC) prevention in several groups of individuals at high risk for this disease. Melatonin, as a result of its antiestrogenic and antioxidant properties, as well as its ability to improve the efficacy and reduce the side effects of conventional antiestrogens, could safely be associated with the antiestrogenic drugs presently in use. In individuals at risk of BC due to night shift work, the light-induced inhibition of melatonin secretion, with the consequent loss of its antiestrogenic effects, would be countered by administering this neurohormone...
February 6, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382535/mehp-promotes-the-proliferation-of-cervical-cancer-via-gper-mediated-activation-of-akt
#2
Weili Yang, Wen Tan, Jingfei Zheng, Biyan Zhang, Hongfeng Li, Xuehe Li
Cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide and the second leading cause of mortality among women. Estrogenic signals can regulate the progression of cervical cancer, however, little is known about the mono-2-ethyhexyl phthalate (MEHP), an environmental xenoestrogen, on the development of cervical cancers. Our present data showed that nanomolar concentrations of MEHP can trigger the proliferation, while not invasion, of cervical cancer HeLa and SiHa cells, which was confirmed by the results that MEHP can also increase the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368148/the-determination-of-zearalenone-and-its-major-metabolites-in-endometrial-cancer-tissues
#3
Martyna Pajewska, Mariusz Łojko, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Włodzimierz Sawicki, Tomasz Kowalkowski, Bogusław Buszewski, Renata Gadzała-Kopciuch
Endometrial cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. The search for factors that contribute to the development of cancer cells in reproductive organs should involve the detection of xenoestrogens, in particular zearalenone (ZEA) and its metabolites. Xenoestrogens are endocrine disruptors-ZEA and its metabolites are structurally similar to estrogens (macrocyclic lactone ring) and show high affinity for estrogen receptors. This study proposes a new method for the preparation of samples of human tissues with endometrial cancer by the use of the QuEChERS technique...
January 24, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348811/disconnecting-the-estrogen-receptor-binding-properties-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-parabens-through-3-5-substitution
#4
Bridget L Bergquist, Kaelyn G Jefferson, Hailey N Kintz, Amorette E Barber, Andrew A Yeagley
Commercially utilized parabens are employed for their antimicrobial properties, but a weak binding to the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) may lead to breast cancer in some applications. Modification of the paraben scaffold should allow for a disconnection of these observed properties. Toward this goal, various 3,5-substituted parabens were synthesized and assessed for antimicrobial properties against S. aureus as well as competitive binding to the ERα. The minimum inhibitory concentration assay confirmed retention of antimicrobial activity in many of these derivatives, while all compounds exhibited decreased xenoestrogen activity as determined by a combination of competitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), proliferation, and estrogen receptor binding assay...
January 11, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340879/diethylstilbestrol-arrested-spermatogenesis-and-somatic-growth-in-the-juveniles-of-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco-a-fish-with-sexual-dimorphic-growth
#5
Zhi-Hao Liu, Qi-Liang Chen, Qiang Chen, Fang Li, Ying-Wen Li
In fish, spermatogenesis and somatic growth are mainly regulated by hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) and hypothalamic-pituitary-somatic (HPS) axes, respectively. Xenoestrogens have been reported to impair spermatogenesis in some fishes, and arrest somatic growth in some others, whereas, whether xenoestrogens are capable of disrupting spermatogenesis and somatic growth simultaneously in fish that exhibits sexual dimorphic growth is little known, and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, male juveniles of yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), which exhibits a sexual dimorphic growth that favors males, were exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) for 28 days...
January 16, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337187/metabolomics-reveals-that-dietary-xenoestrogens-alter-cellular-metabolism-induced-by-palbociclib-letrozole-combination-cancer-therapy
#6
Benedikt Warth, Philipp Raffeiner, Ana Granados, Tao Huan, Mingliang Fang, Erica M Forsberg, H Paul Benton, Laura Goetz, Caroline H Johnson, Gary Siuzdak
Recently, the palbociclib/letrozole combination therapy was granted accelerated US FDA approval for the treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. Since the underlying metabolic effects of these drugs are yet unknown, we investigated their synergism at the metabolome level in MCF-7 cells. As xenoestrogens interact with the ER, we additionally aimed at deciphering the impact of the phytoestrogen genistein and the estrogenic mycotoxin zearalenone. A global metabolomics approach was applied to unravel metabolite and pathway modifications...
January 10, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329852/an-integrated-in-silico-in-vitro-approach-to-assess-the-xenoestrogenic-potential-of-alternaria-mycotoxins-and-metabolites
#7
Luca Dellafiora, Benedikt Warth, Verena Schmidt, Giorgia Del Favero, Hannes Mikula, Johannes Fröhlich, Doris Marko
Xenoestrogenic mycotoxins may contaminate food and feed posing a public health issue. Besides the zearalenone group, the Alternaria toxin alternariol (AOH) has been described as a potential mycoestrogen. However, the estrogenicity of Alternaria toxins is still largely overlooked and further data are needed to better describe the group toxicity. In the frame of risk assessment, mixed in silico/in vitro approaches already proved to be effective first-line analytical tools. An integrated in silico/in vitro approach was used to investigate the effects of metabolic and chemical modifications on the estrogenicity of AOH...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317319/the-molecular-mechanisms-of-action-of-the-endocrine-disrupting-chemical-bisphenol-a-in-the-development-of-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Ayman E Shafei, Maggie M Ramzy, Abdelhares I Hegazy, Ahmed K Husseny, Usama G El-Hadary, Mazen M Taha, Ali A Mosa
The endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) is an exogenous substance or mixture that alters the function of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse effects in intact organisms. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of the most common endocrine disrupting chemicals is a carbon-based synthetic compound used in the production of water bottles, cans, and teeth suture materials. It is known to be a xenoestrogen as it interacts with estrogen receptors and acts as agonist or antagonist via estrogen receptor-dependent signaling pathways...
January 6, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310425/treatment-with-phytoestrogens-reversed-triclosan-and-bisphenol-a-induced-anti-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells
#9
Geum-A Lee, Kyung-Chul Choi, Kyung-A Hwang
Triclosan (TCS) and bisphenol A (BPA) are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that interfere with the hormone or endocrine system and may cause cancer. Kaempferol (Kaem) and 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM) are phytoestrogens that play chemopreventive roles in the inhibition of carcinogenesis and cancer progression. In this study, the influence of TCS, BPA, Kaem, and DIM on proliferation and apoptotic abilities of VM7Luc4E2 breast cancer cells were examined. MTT assay revealed that TCS (0.1-10 μM), BPA (0.1-10 μM) and E2 (0...
January 9, 2018: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305268/long-term-estradiol-17%C3%AE-exposure-decreases-the-cholinergic-innervation-pattern-of-the-pig-ovary
#10
B Jana, K A Meller, M Czajkowska, J Całka
Elevated levels of endogenous estrogens in the course of pathological states of ovaries, as well as xenoestrogens, may lead to hyperestrogenism. It has previously been demonstrated that long-term estradiol-17β (E2) administration in adult gilts affected the population of sympathetic intraovarian nerve fibers. The aim of this study has been to determine the effect of long-term E2 exposure on the cholinergic innervation pattern of porcine ovaries. Intraovarian distribution and the density of nerve fibers immunoreactive (IR) to vesicular acetylocholine transporter (VAChT) and/or neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), somatostatin (SOM) were determined...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258955/evaluation-of-toxicological-endpoints-in-female-zebrafish-after-bisphenol-a-exposure
#11
Ana M Molina, Nieves Abril, Noelia Morales-Prieto, José G Monterde, Antonio J Lora, Nahúm Ayala, Rosario Moyano
Given the importance of bisphenol A (BPA) as a xenoestrogen and its potential effects on human and animal health, we evaluated BPA exposure's short-term effects on follicular development, yolk protein vitellogenin (VTG) production and aromatase expression in female zebrafish. Histological modifications were observed along with increased presence of atretic follicles. Whole-body VTG concentration increased with the dose of BPA exposure. In contrast, expression of Cyp19a mRNA in the ovaries of BPA-exposed fish exhibited an apparent non-monotonic response curve, marked by downregulation at 1 μg/L BPA, upregulation at 10 μg/L BPA, and a return to downregulation at 100 μg/L BPA and higher doses...
December 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237712/receptor-activities-of-persistent-pollutant-serum-mixtures-and-breast-cancer-risk
#12
Maria Wielsøe, Christian Bjerregaard-Olesen, Peder Kern, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen
Studies on associations between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and breast cancer risk are inconclusive. The majority of studies have evaluated the effect of single compounds, without considering multiple exposures to and interactions between different POPs. The present study aimed at evaluating breast cancer risk related to combined effects of serum POP mixtures on cellular receptor functions. Data on breast cancer cases (n=77) and controls (n=84) was collected among Greenlandic Inuit women. Serum mixtures of lipophilic POPs (lipPOPs), perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), and dioxin-like POPs were extracted...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113131/interaction-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-zearalenols-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins
#13
Miklós Poór, Afshin Zand, Lajos Szente, Beáta Lemli, Sándor Kunsági-Máté
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium fungi. ZEN primarily contaminates different cereals, and exerts a strong xenoestrogenic effect in animals and humans. ZEN is a fluorescent mycotoxin, although molecular interactions and microenvironmental changes significantly modify its spectral properties. During biotransformation, ZEN is converted into α-zearalenol (α-ZOL) and β-zearalenol (β-ZOL), the toxic metabolites of ZEN, which mimick the effect of estrogen. Cyclodextrins (CDs) are host molecules, and have been studied extensively; they can form stable complexes with several mycotoxins, including ZEN...
November 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102625/reprint-of-role-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-gpr30-in-maintenance-of-meiotic-arrest-in-fish-oocytes
#14
REVIEW
Peter Thomas
An essential role for GPER (formerly known as GPR30) in regulating mammalian reproduction has not been identified to date, although it has shown to be involved in the regulation a broad range of other estrogen-dependent functions. In contrast, an important reproductive role for GPER in the maintenance of oocyte meiotic arrest has been identified in teleost fishes, which is briefly reviewed here. Recent studies have clearly shown that ovarian follicle production of estradiol-17β (E2) maintains meiotic arrest in several teleost species through activation of GPER coupled to a stimulatory G protein (Gs) on oocyte plasma membranes, resulting in stimulation of cAMP production and maintenance of elevated cAMP levels...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078070/endocrine-disruptors-affect-larval-zebrafish-behavior-testing-potential-mechanisms-and-comparisons-of-behavioral-sensitivity-to-alternative-biomarkers
#15
Thomas W K Fraser, Abdolrahman Khezri, Anna M Lewandowska-Sabat, Theodore Henry, Erik Ropstad
Larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) are a tool for assessing endocrine disruption during early development. Here, we investigated the extent to which a simple light/dark behavioral test at five days post fertilization could compliment current methods within the field. We exposed fertilized embryos to hormones (17β-estradiol, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, 11-ketotestosterone, thyroxine, triiodothyronine, progesterone, and hydrocortisone) and other relevant compounds (17α ethinylestradiol, bisphenol A, bisphenol S, nonylphenol, flutamide, nilutamide, linuron, drospirenone, potassium perchlorate, mifepristone, and fadrozole) to screen for behavioral effects between 96 and 118h post fertilization (hpf)...
October 6, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051454/occupational-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-bpa-a-reality-that-still-needs-to-be-unveiled
#16
REVIEW
Edna Ribeiro, Carina Ladeira, Susana Viegas
Bisphenol A (BPA), 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane, is one of the most utilized industrial chemicals worldwide, with the ability to interfere with/or mimic estrogenic hormones with associated biological responses. Environmental human exposure to this endocrine disruptor, mostly through oral intake, is considered a generalized phenomenon, particularly in developed countries. However, in the context of occupational exposure, non-dietary exposure sources (e.g., air and contact) cannot be underestimated. Here, we performed a review of the literature on BPA occupational exposure and associated health effects...
September 13, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050248/low-dose-of-bisphenol-a-enhance-the-susceptibility-of-thyroid-carcinoma-stimulated-by-dhpn-and-iodine-excess-in-f344-rats
#17
Jing Zhang, Xiaochen Zhang, Yanan Li, Zhenzhen Zhou, Chuanlong Wu, Zhiyan Liu, Lanxiang Hao, Shanshan Fan, Fang Jiang, Yan Xie, Ling Jiang
Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is the most common endocrine neoplasm. The risk of TC as a second primary malignancy (SPM) of breast cancer is significantly increased. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely contacted xenoestrogen and increases susceptibility to breast cancer through binding to estrogen receptor alpha (ERα). However, the effect of BPA on thyroid carcinogenesis has not been fully demonstrated. This present study aimed to characterize the effects of BPA on the development of TC using a Fischer 344 (F344) rat model...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985654/environmental-pollution-affects-molecular-and-biochemical-responses-during-gonadal-maturation-of-astyanax-fasciatus-teleostei-characiformes-characidae
#18
REVIEW
Carlos E Tolussi, Aline D Olio Gomes, Anupama Kumar, Cristiele S Ribeiro, Fabiana L Lo Nostro, Peter A Bain, Gabriela B de Souza, Rodrigo Da Cuña, Renato M Honji, Renata G Moreira
Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) have the potential to alter fish reproduction at various levels of organization. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a natural environment with heavily anthropogenic influence on the physiological processes involved in reproduction in the freshwater fish lambari (Astyanax fasciatus) using different biomarkers. Adult males and females were collected in different seasons from two distinct sites in the same watershed: Ponte Nova Reservoir (PN) considered a pristine or small anthropogenic influence reference point; and Billings Reservoir (Bil), subjected to a large anthropogenic impact...
January 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977596/bisphenol-s-alters-the-lactating-mammary-gland-and-nursing-behaviors-in-mice-exposed-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
#19
Charlotte D LaPlante, Mary C Catanese, Ruby Bansal, Laura N Vandenberg
High doses of estrogenic pharmaceuticals were once prescribed to women to halt lactation. Yet, the effects of low-level xenoestrogens on lactation remain poorly studied. We investigated the effects of bisphenol S (BPS), an estrogen receptor (ER) agonist, on the lactating mammary gland; the arcuate nucleus, a region of the hypothalamus important for neuroendocrine control of lactational behaviors; and nursing behavior in CD-1 mice. Female mice were exposed to vehicle, 2 or 200 µg BPS/kg/d from pregnancy day 9 until lactational day (LD) 20, and tissues were collected on LD21...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965971/combined-low-dose-zearalenone-and-aflatoxin-b1-on-cell-growth-and-cell-cycle-progression-in-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#20
Ka Yiu Yip, Murphy Lam Yim Wan, Alice Sze Tsai Wong, Kenneth S Korach, Hani El-Nezami
Zearalenone (ZEA) has long been recognized as a xenoestrogen, while the endocrine disrupting effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) have been identified recently. Due to co-occurrence and endocrine disrupting potentials of ZEA and AFB1, it was hypothesized that co-exposure to ZEA and AFB1 might affect breast cancer cell growth. Consequently, the aim of this study was to evaluate the combined effects of ZEA and AFB1 (1nM-100nM) on cell growth and cell cycle progression, using a human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Our results showed that ZEA and AFB1 produced significant interactive effects on cell growth, DNA synthesis and cell cycle progression...
November 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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