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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306943/clinically-observed-estrogen-receptor-alpha-mutations-within-the-ligand-binding-domain-confer-distinguishable-phenotypes
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Shanhang Jia, Mark T Miedel, Marilyn Ngo, Ryan Hessenius, Ning Chen, Peilu Wang, Amir Bahreini, Zheqi Li, Zhijie Ding, Tong Ying Shun, Daniel M Zuckerman, D Lansing Taylor, Shannon L Puhalla, Adrian V Lee, Steffi Oesterreich, Andrew M Stern
OBJECTIVE: Twenty to fifty percent of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancers express mutations within the ER ligand-binding domain. While most studies focused on the constitutive ER signaling activity commonly engendered by these mutations selected during estrogen deprivation therapy, our study was aimed at investigating distinctive phenotypes conferred by different mutations within this class. METHODS: We examined the two most prevalent mutations, D538G and Y537S, employing corroborative genome-edited and lentiviral-transduced ER+ T47D cell models...
January 6, 2018: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299489/association-of-esr%C3%AE-gene-pvu-ii-t-c-xbai-a-g-and-btgi-g-a-polymorphisms-with-knee-osteoarthritis-susceptibility-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-based-on-22-case-control-studies
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Masoud Mahdinezhad Yazdi, Mohamad H Jamalaldini, Mohammad R Sobhan, Mohammadali Jafari, Mahta Mazaheri, Masoud Zare-Shehneh, Hossein Neamatzadeh
Background: Many studies have reported the association of estrogen receptor α gene (ESRα) ESRα PvuII T>C, XbaI A>G and BtgI G>A polymorphisms with Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) risk, but the results remained controversial. In order to drive a more precise estimation, the present systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to investigate the association between ESRα polymorphisms and KOA susceptibility. Methods: Eligible articles were identified by search of databases including PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge and Google scholar up to March 1, 2017...
November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299139/reduced-alternative-splicing-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-in-the-endometrium-of-women-with-endometriosis
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Ying Zhang, Yong Zhang, Chunbo Zhao, Tiantian Yu, Ye Liu, Weihui Shi, Fengtao Shi, Xinmei Liu, Jianzhong Sheng, Hefeng Huang, Hong Xu
Endometriosis is a condition which involves the presence of uterine stroma and glands outside of the uterine cavity and represents one of the most prevalent disorders of the female reproductive tract. The key symptom of endometriosis is pain, including dysmenorrhea, deep dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain. As such, endometriosis has significant economic consequences within the healthcare system and can influence the daily quality of life in affected patients. However, the pathophysiology of this disease and the mechanisms in which this condition generates pain are very unclear...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250656/immunohistochemical-reaction-of-the-glandular-epithelium-in-endometrial-hyperplasia-compared-to-endometrial-carcinoma
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Victor Emanuel Stoenescu, Mihaela Niculescu, Liliana Novac, Maria Magdalena Manolea, Paul Ioan Tomescu, Anda Lorena Dijmărescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Ştefania Tudorache, Dominic Gabriel Iliescu
The histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnosis of endometrial biopsies is used for estimating the risk of progression in endometrial hyperplastic lesions in carcinoma and for guiding the clinical management. The objective of this study was to evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of the estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR), p14, p53, phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), Ki67, in patients with endometrial hyperplasia (EH) with/without atypia versus endometrioid endometrial carcinoma type 1...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247680/changes-in-steroid-profiles-of-the-blue-mussel-mytilus-trossulus-as-a-function-of-season-stage-of-gametogenesis-sex-tissue-and-mussel-bed-depth
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Katarzyna Smolarz, Sandra Zabrzańska, Lucyna Konieczna, Anna Hallmann
This paper describes changes in the content of free steroid hormones e.g. testosterone (T), estradiol-17β (E2), estrone (E1) and estriol (E3) of Mytilus trossulus from the southern Baltic Sea as a function of season, stage of gametogenesis, sex, tissue (gonadal and somatic) and depth. The highest levels of T, E2, E1 and E3 were found in mussels sampled in spring and summer while the lowest levels were found in winter. This pattern was stable and was seen in both sexes and tissues in mussels from both mussel beds...
December 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210666/a-newly-synthetized-ferrocenyl-derivative-selectively-induces-apoptosis-in-all-lymphocytes-through-mitochondrial-estrogen-receptors
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Marjan Aghvami, Jalal Pourahmad, Afshin Zarghi, Peyman Eshghi, Mohammad Hadi Zarei, Shabnam Farzaneh, Fatemeh Sattari
BACKGROUND: Estrogens, as the main female steroid hormones have multiple proven effects on reproductive and non- reproductive systems. Expression of ERα and ERβ, two dominant estrogen receptors, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in certain B-cell malignancies and the existence of estrogens receptors on mitochondria is open to question that estrogen likely has an impact on the cancerous lymphocytes life span. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the frequent pediatric malignity which is recurrent and hardly curable in many cases...
December 5, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206774/associations-between-improvement-in-genitourinary-symptoms-of-menopause-and-changes-in-the-vaginal-ecosystem
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Caroline M Mitchell, Sujatha Srinivasan, Anna Plantinga, Michael C Wu, Susan D Reed, Katherine A Guthrie, Andrea Z LaCroix, Tina Fiedler, Matthew Munch, Congzhou Liu, Noah G Hoffman, Ian A Blair, Katherine Newton, Ellen W Freeman, Hadine Joffe, Lee Cohen, David N Fredricks
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to identify associations between improvement in genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM) and vaginal microbiota, vaginal glycogen, and serum estrogen. METHODS: Thirty postmenopausal women enrolled in a hot flash treatment trial (oral estradiol vs venlafaxine vs placebo) who reported GSM and provided vaginal swabs at 0, 4, and 8 weeks were studied. Bacterial communities were characterized using deep sequencing targeting the 16S rRNA gene V3-V4 region...
December 4, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198894/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-indole-xanthendione-hybrids-as-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulators
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Ramit Singla, Kunj Bihari Gupta, Shishir Upadhyay, Monisha Dhiman, Vikas Jaitak
Ground breaking clinical therapeutic advances in the treatment of breast cancer (BC) is the introduction of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). We have expeditiously designed and synthesized indole-xanthendione hybrids by coalescing the indole nucleus with xanthendione. All the compounds were first screened for anti-proliferative activity, cytotoxicity and ER-α binding affinity by utilizing ER-α dominant T47D BC cell lines, PBMCs and ER-α competitor assay kit. From this study, two representative compounds 6e and 6f showing most promising activity were advanced for gene expression studies for targeting ER-α...
November 30, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197755/occurrence-removal-and-risk-of-organic-micropollutants-in-wastewater-treatment-plants-across-china-comparison-of-wastewater-treatment-processes
#9
Weiwei Ben, Bing Zhu, Xiangjuan Yuan, Yu Zhang, Min Yang, Zhimin Qiang
This study investigated the occurrence, removal and risk of 42 organic micropollutants (MPs), including 30 pharmaceuticals and personal care products and 12 endocrine disrupting chemicals, in 14 municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) distributed across China. The composition profiles of different MP categories in the influent, effluent, and excess sludge were explored and the aqueous removal efficiencies of MPs were determined. Quantitative meta-analysis was performed to compare the efficacies of different wastewater treatment processes in eliminating MPs...
November 30, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191315/occurrence-and-fate-of-endogenous-steroid-hormones-alkylphenol-ethoxylates-bisphenol-a-and-phthalates-in-municipal-sewage-treatment-systems
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Qian Wu, James C W Lam, Karen Y Kwok, Mirabelle M P Tsui, Paul K S Lam
Steroid hormones, alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) and phthalic acid esters (PAEs) are emerging endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that can interfere with the endocrine function in organisms at low concentrations. The occurrence, distribution behavior, removal rate and the fate of 31 target EDCs in sewage treatment plants, which consist of various treatment facilities and receiving water in Hong Kong, were investigated. Estrone, nonylphenol-di-ethoxylate and diethyl phthalate were found to be dominant in each group of influent samples with concentrations ranging from 11-33, 747-3945 and 445-4635ng/L, respectively...
November 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171353/the-neuro-control-of-the-ovarain-cycle-a-hypothesis
#11
Bruno Lunenfeld, Klaus Bühler
Since more than 100 years, it is known that pituitary function depends upon the function of higher centers in the brain. It was already assumed at this time that pituitary extracts could influence the gonads and postulated that their use could have practical applications. In 1926, the 'gonadal principle' was discovered revealing the regulation of ovarian function by the pituitary. The two pituitary hormones were called 'Prolan A' and 'Prolan B' which are responsible for ovarian function especially secretion of the hormones: 'lutein' and 'foliculin'...
November 24, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
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Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136157/depletion-of-recombination-specific-co-factors-by-the-c-terminal-mutant-of-the-activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-causes-the-dominant-negative-effect-on-class-switch-recombination
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Azza Al Ismail, Afzal Husain, Maki Kobayashi, Tasuku Honjo, Nasim A Begum
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is essential for class-switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM) of immunoglobulin (Ig) genes. Studies on in vitro mutagenized AID as well as its mutations in human patients with Hyper-IgM (HIGM)-syndrome type II revealed that C-terminal AID mutations were defective in CSR whereas their DNA cleavage and SHM activities remained intact. The C-terminal mutants of AID were speculated to exert the dominant negative effect on wild type WT AID whereas its mechanism remains unknown...
November 10, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123100/dna-methylation-at-enhancers-identifies-distinct-breast-cancer-lineages
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Thomas Fleischer, Xavier Tekpli, Anthony Mathelier, Shixiong Wang, Daniel Nebdal, Hari P Dhakal, Kristine Kleivi Sahlberg, Ellen Schlichting, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Elin Borgen, Bjørn Naume, Ragnhild Eskeland, Arnoldo Frigessi, Jörg Tost, Antoni Hurtado, Vessela N Kristensen
Breast cancers exhibit genome-wide aberrant DNA methylation patterns. To investigate how these affect the transcriptome and which changes are linked to transformation or progression, we apply genome-wide expression-methylation quantitative trait loci (emQTL) analysis between DNA methylation and gene expression. On a whole genome scale, in cis and in trans, DNA methylation and gene expression have remarkably and reproducibly conserved patterns of association in three breast cancer cohorts (n = 104, n = 253 and n = 277)...
November 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109091/transcriptomic-profiling-of-mda-mb-231-cells-exposed-to-boswellia-serrata-and-3-o-acetyl-b-boswellic-acid-er-upr-mediated-programmed-cell-death
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Mazzio, Charles A Lewis, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is characterized by the absence of hormone receptors (estrogen, progesterone and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2) and a relatively poor prognosis due to inefficacy of hormone receptor-based chemotherapies. It is imperative that we continue to explore natural products with potential to impede growth and metastasis of TNBC. In this study, we screened over 1,000 natural products for capacity to induce cell death in TNBC (MDA-MB -231) cells...
November 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105068/activation-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-by-apoptotic-particles-mechanism-for-the-loss-of-immunologic-tolerance-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#16
Mari Ainola, Pauliina Porola, Yuya Takakubo, Beata Przybyla, Vesa-Petteri Kouri, Tuomas Aleksi Tolvanen, Arno Hänninen, Dan Christian Nordström
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common autoimmune disease targeting salivary and lacrimal glands. It is strongly female-dominant characterized by low estrogen levels combined with a local intracrine dihydrotestosterone defect. We hypothesized that these hormonal deficits lead to increased apoptosis of the epithelial cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) mediated pro-inflammatory host responses. Expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 7 and 9 and cytokine profile was studied in pDCs treated with apoptotic particles collected in consecutive centrifugation steps of media from apoptotic cells...
November 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069288/lesion-development-is-modulated-by-the-natural-estrous-cycle-and-mouse-strain-in-a-minimally-invasive-model-of-endometriosis
#17
Kelsi N Dodds, Elizabeth A H Beckett, Susan F Evans, Mark R Hutchinson
Many rodent models of endometriosis are invasive, involving surgery to implant donor endometrial tissue into recipient animals. Moreover, few studies have compared and contrasted lesions between rodent strains and estrous stages without exogenous hormone manipulation. This is despite extensive data demonstrating that genetic and hormonal factors can influence endometriosis progression. Here, we have refined a minimally-invasive model of endometriosis using naturally cycling mice (donor and recipient matched for cycle phase) to investigate lesion development in two different strains (C57BL/6 and Balb/C), induced in estrous stages of high and low estrogen (proestrus or estrus, respectively), and with varying amounts of donor endometrial tissue (7...
October 24, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049393/social-hierarchy-modulates-responses-of-fish-exposed-to-contaminants-of-emerging-concern
#18
Jelena Ivanova, Shiju Zhang, Rong-Lin Wang, Heiko L Schoenfuss
Many organisms, including the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), a toxicological model organism, establish social hierarchies. The social rank of each male in a population is under the control of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis mainly through regulation of circulating androgen concentrations, which in turn drive the expression of secondary sex characteristics (SSCs). As dominant and subordinate males in an exposure study are initially under different physiological conditions (i.e., differing plasma androgen concentrations), we proposed that they belong to different subpopulations in the context of exposure to compounds that may interact with the HPG axis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029020/the-endometrial-polarity-paradox-differential-regulation-of-polarity-within-secretory-phase-human-endometrium
#19
Sarah Whitby, Lois A Salamonsen, Jemma Evans
A major cause of infertility in normal and assisted reproduction cycles is failure of the endometrium to undergo appropriate changes during the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle as it acquires receptivity for an implanting blastocyst. Current dogma states that loss of epithelial polarity in the luminal epithelial cells, the point of first contact between maternal endometrium and blastocyst, may facilitate embryo implantation. Loss of polarity is likely an important change during the secretory phase to overcome mutual repulsion between otherwise polarised epithelial surfaces...
September 29, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020039/er%C3%AE-36-a-variant-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-is-predominantly-localized-in-mitochondria-of-human-uterine-smooth-muscle-and-leiomyoma-cells
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Yitang Yan, Linda Yu, Lysandra Castro, Darlene Dixon
ERα36 is a naturally occurring, membrane-associated, isoform of estrogen receptor α. The expression of ERα36 is due to alternative splicing and different promoter usage. ERα36 is a dominant-negative effector of ERα66-mediated transactivational activities and has the potential to trigger membrane-initiated mitogenic, nongenomic, estrogen signaling; however, the subcellular localization of ERα36 remains controversial. To determine the cellular localization of ERα36 in estrogen-responsive human uterine smooth muscle (ht-UtSMC) and leiomyoma (fibroid; ht-UtLM) cells, we conducted systematic confocal microscopy and subcellular fractionation analysis using ERα36 antibodies...
2017: PloS One
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