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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102888/genetic-polymorphisms-in-estrogen-metabolic-pathway-associated-with-risks-of-alzheimer-s-disease-evidence-from-a-southern-chinese-population
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Lu Hua Chen, Yan Hui Fan, Patrick Yu Ping Kao, Deborah Tip Yin Ho, Joyce Cheuk Tung Ha, Leung Wing Chu, You-Qiang Song
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether genetic variations on the estrogen metabolic pathway would be associated with risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Individuals were recruited at the Memory Clinic, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese individuals with (n = 426) and without (n = 350) AD. MEASUREMENTS: All subjects underwent a standardized cognitive assessment and genotyping of four candidate genes on the estrogen metabolic pathway (estrogen receptor α gene (ESR1), estrogen receptor β gene (ESR2), cytochrome P450 19A1 gene (CYP19A1), cytochrome P450 11A1 gene (CYP11A1))...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098224/association-of-genome-wide-association-study-gwas-identified-snps-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-in-an-indian-population
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Rajini Nagrani, Sharayu Mhatre, Preetha Rajaraman, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Mohammad R Akbari, Paolo Boffetta, Paul Brennan, Rajendra Badwe, Sudeep Gupta, Rajesh Dikshit
To date, no studies have investigated the association of the GWAS-identified SNPs with BC risk in Indian population. We investigated the association of 30 previously reported and replicated BC susceptibility SNPs in 1,204 cases and 1,212 controls from a hospital based case-control study conducted at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. As a measure of total susceptibility burden, the polygenic risk score (PRS) for each individual was defined by the weighted sum of genotypes from 21 independent SNPs with weights derived from previously published estimates of association odds-ratios...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078827/fam83-family-oncogenes-are-broadly-involved-in-human-cancers-an-integrative-multi-omics-approach
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Antoine M Snijders, Sun-Young Lee, Bo Hang, Wenshan Hao, Mina J Bissell, Jian-Hua Mao
The development of novel targeted therapies for cancer treatment requires identification of reliable targets. FAM83 ('family with sequence similarity 83') family members A, B, and D were shown recently to have oncogenic potential. However, the overall oncogenic abilities of FAM83 family genes remain largely unknown. Here, we used a systematic and integrative genomics approach to investigate oncogenic properties of the entire FAM83 family members. We assessed transcriptional expression patterns of eight FAM83 family genes (FAM83A-H) across tumor types, the relationship between their expression and changes in DNA copy number, and the association with patient survival...
October 26, 2016: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078498/perinatal-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-or-diethylstilbestrol-increases-the-susceptibility-to-develop-mammary-gland-lesions-after-estrogen-replacement-therapy-in-middle-aged-rats
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Ayelen L Gomez, Melisa B Delconte, Gabriela A Altamirano, Lucia Vigezzi, Veronica L Bosquiazzo, Luís F Barbisan, Jorge G Ramos, Enrique H Luque, Mónica Muñoz-de-Toro, Laura Kass
The development of the mammary gland is a hormone-regulated event. Several factors can dysregulate its growth and make the gland more susceptible to cellular transformation. Among these factors, perinatal exposure to xenoestrogens and hormone replacement therapy has been associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer. Here, we assessed the effects induced by estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) in ovariectomized (OVX) middle-aged rats and whether perinatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) or bisphenol A (BPA) modified these effects in the mammary gland...
January 11, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069272/smarcb1-ini1-deficient-sinonasal-carcinoma-shows-methylation-of-rassf1-gene-a-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-genetic-study-of-a-recently-described-entity
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Jan Laco, Marcela Chmelařová, Hana Vošmiková, Kateřina Sieglová, Ivana Bubancová, Pavel Dundr, Kristýna Němejcová, Jaroslav Michálek, Petr Čelakovský, Radovan Mottl, Igor Sirák, Milan Vošmik, Aleš Ryška
The aim of the study was detailed clinicopathological investigation of SMARCB1/INI1-deficient sinonasal carcinomas, including molecular genetic analysis of mutational status and DNA methylation of selected protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes by means of next generation sequencing (NGS) and methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA). A total of 4/56 (7%) cases of SMARCB1/INI1-deficient carcinomas were detected among 56 sinonasal carcinomas diagnosed over a 19year period using immunohistochemical screening...
October 25, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067781/gestational-zearalenone-exposure-causes-reproductive-and-developmental-toxicity-in-pregnant-rats-and-female-offspring
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Xin Gao, Lvhui Sun, Niya Zhang, Chong Li, Jiacai Zhang, Zhuohui Xiao, Desheng Qi
Zearalenone (ZEN) is an oestrogenic mycotoxin commonly found in food and feed products and can affect reproduction and development in both humans and animals. This study aimed to determine the toxic effects of ZEN on maternal SD rats and the F1 female offspring. Sixty-four pregnant rats were divided into 4 groups and exposed to feed contaminated with ZEN (0, 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg feed) on gestational days (GDs) 0-21. Compared with the controls, the groups exposed to 10 and 20 mg/kg ZEN showed significantly decreased feed intake and body weight of pregnant rats and/or female offspring...
January 5, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043824/esr1-and-its-antagonist-fulvestrant-in-pituitary-adenomas
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Hua Gao, Yake Xue, Lei Cao, Qian Liu, Chunhui Liu, Xiaosong Shan, Hongyun Wang, Yi Gu, Yazhuo Zhang
Estrogen has a key role in the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas (PAs). The study was to evaluate the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) level in 289 PAs cases, its association with clinicopathologic features and serving as a target of cancer treatment. In this study, the ESR1 level was evaluated by tissue microarray (TMA). The effect of fulvestrant was determined by an animal model of prolactinoma established by subcutaneous injection of 17β-estradiol in F344 rats. The volume and weight of the pituitary were assessed in the different groups...
December 31, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027903/seasonal-changes-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-gene-expression-of-star-protein-steroidogenic-enzymes-and-sex-hormone-receptors-in-the-frog-brain
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Alessandra Santillo, Sara Falvo, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, Gabriella Chieffi Baccari
The brain of amphibians contains all the key enzymes of steroidogenesis and has a high steroidogenic activity. In seasonally-breeding amphibian species brain steroid levels fluctuate synchronously with the reproductive cycle. Here we report a study of gene expression of StAR protein, key steroidogenic enzymes and sex hormone receptors in the telencephalon (T) and diencephalon-mesencephalon (D-M) of male and female reproductive and post-reproductive Pelophylax esculentus, a seasonally breeding anuran amphibian...
December 24, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027508/quizalofop-p-ethyl-exposure-increases-estrogen-axis-activity-in-male-and-slightly-decreases-estrogen-axis-activity-in-female-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Li-Zhen Zhu, Su-Zhen Qi, Fang-Jie Cao, Xi-Yan Mu, Yang Yang, Chengju Wang
The herbicide Quizalofop-P-ethyl (QpE) exerts toxic effects in fish, but limited information is currently available on its effects on the endocrine system. In the current study, adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed to different concentrations (0, 2, 20, 200μg/L) of QpE for 30days. In males, QpE exposure significantly increased plasma estradiol (E2) and vitellogenin (VTG) levels, concomitant with up-regulation of hepatic esr1 and vtg gene expression. In females, plasma sex hormone levels and VTG concentrations were not altered significantly, but an increased expression of hepatic esr1 in addition to decreased expression of hepatic vtg, esr2a and esr2b was observed...
December 12, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027327/mutational-profile-of-metastatic-breast-cancers-a-retrospective-analysis
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Celine Lefebvre, Thomas Bachelot, Thomas Filleron, Marion Pedrero, Mario Campone, Jean-Charles Soria, Christophe Massard, Christelle Lévy, Monica Arnedos, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Julie Garrabey, Yannick Boursin, Marc Deloger, Yu Fu, Frédéric Commo, Véronique Scott, Ludovic Lacroix, Maria Vittoria Dieci, Maud Kamal, Véronique Diéras, Anthony Gonçalves, Jean-Marc Ferrerro, Gilles Romieu, Laurence Vanlemmens, Marie-Ange Mouret Reynier, Jean-Christophe Théry, Fanny Le Du, Séverine Guiu, Florence Dalenc, Gilles Clapisson, Hervé Bonnefoi, Marta Jimenez, Christophe Le Tourneau, Fabrice André
BACKGROUND: Major advances have been achieved in the characterization of early breast cancer (eBC) genomic profiles. Metastatic breast cancer (mBC) is associated with poor outcomes, yet limited information is available on the genomic profile of this disease. This study aims to decipher mutational profiles of mBC using next-generation sequencing. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Whole-exome sequencing was performed on 216 tumor-blood pairs from mBC patients who underwent a biopsy in the context of the SAFIR01, SAFIR02, SHIVA, or Molecular Screening for Cancer Treatment Optimization (MOSCATO) prospective trials...
December 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013034/spatiotemporal-expression-analysis-of-nuclear-estrogen-receptors-in-the-zebrafish-ovary-and-their-regulation-in-vitro-by-endocrine-hormones-and-paracrine-factors
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Ka-Cheuk Liu, Shuk-Wa Lau, Wei Ge
Estradiol (E2) stimulates luteinizing hormone receptor (lhcgr) expression via nuclear estrogen receptors (nERs) in the zebrafish ovary. We have demonstrated that endocrine hormones such as gonadotropin (hCG) and paracrine factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) can modulate E2-induced lhcgr expression in vitro. These observations raised a question on whether these hormones and factors exert their effects via regulating the expression of nERs. In this study, we first characterized the spatiotemporal expression profiles of three nER subtypes in the zebrafish ovary, including esr1 (ERα), esr2a (ERβ2) and esr2b (ERβ1)...
December 21, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011694/wind1-promotes-shoot-regeneration-through-transcriptional-activation-of-enhancer-of-shoot-regeneration1-in-arabidopsis
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Akira Iwase, Hirofumi Harashima, Momoko Ikeuchi, Bart Rymen, Mariko Ohnuma, Shinichiro Komaki, Kengo Morohashi, Tetsuya Kurata, Masaru Nakata, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Erich Grotewold, Keiko Sugimoto
Many plant species display remarkable developmental plasticity and regenerate new organs after injury. Local signals produced by wounding are thought to trigger organ regeneration but molecular mechanisms underlying this control remain largely unknown. We previously identified an AP2/ERF transcription factor WOUND INDUCED DEDIFFERENTIATION 1 (WIND1) as a central regulator of wound-induced cellular reprogramming in plants. In this study, we demonstrate that WIND1 promotes callus formation and shoot regeneration by up-regulating the expression of the ENHANCER OF SHOOT REGENERATION1 (ESR1) gene, which encodes another AP2/ERF transcription factor in Arabidopsis...
December 23, 2016: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998958/bisphenol-a-and-its-analogues-disrupt-centrosome-cycle-and-microtubule-dynamics-in-prostate-cancer
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Shuk-Mei Ho, Rahul Rao, Sarah To, Emma Schoch, Pheruza Tarapore
Humans are increasingly exposed to structural analogues of bisphenol A (BPA), as BPA is being replaced by these compounds in BPA-free consumer products. We have previously shown that chronic and developmental exposure to BPA is associated with increased prostate cancer (PCa) risk in human and animal models. Here, we examine whether exposure of PCa cells (LNCaP, C4-2) to low-dose BPA and its structural analogues (BPS, BPF, BPAF, TBBPA, DMBPA and TMBPA) affects centrosome amplification (CA), a hallmark of cancer initiation and progression...
February 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997592/identification-of-post-transcriptional-modulators-of-breast-cancer-transcription-factor-activity-using-mindy
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Thomas M Campbell, Mauro A A Castro, Bruce A J Ponder, Kerstin B Meyer
We have recently identified transcription factors (TFs) that are key drivers of breast cancer risk. To better understand the pathways or sub-networks in which these TFs mediate their function we sought to identify upstream modulators of their activity. We applied the MINDy (Modulator Inference by Network Dynamics) algorithm to four TFs (ESR1, FOXA1, GATA3 and SPDEF) that are key drivers of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer risk, as well as cancer progression. Our computational analysis identified over 500 potential modulators...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994185/in-silico-characterization-of-functional-snp-within-the-oestrogen-receptor-gene
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Maha Rebaï, Ahmed Rebaï
Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) association studies have become crucial in uncovering the genetic correlations of genomic variants with complex diseases, quantitative traits and physiological responses to drugs. However, the identification of SNPs responsible for specific phenotypes is a difficult problem to solve, requiring multiple testing of hundreds or thousands of SNPs in candidate genes. In this study, we performed an analysis of the genetic variations that can alter the structure and function of oestrogen receptor α using different computational tools...
December 2016: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992871/erbb2-expression-as-potential-risk-stratification-for-early-cystectomy-in-patients-with-pt1-bladder-cancer-and-concomitant-carcinoma-in-situ
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Johannes Breyer, Wolfgang Otto, Ralph M Wirtz, Bernd Wullich, Bastian Keck, Philipp Erben, Maximilian C Kriegmair, Robert Stoehr, Markus Eckstein, Mark Laible, Kornelia Schlombs, Sebastian Eidt, Stefan Denzinger, Maximilian Burger, Arndt Hartmann
: Background/Aims/Objectives: It is difficult to identify patients with a non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) at stage pT1 with concomitant carcinoma in situ (Cis) who will benefit from an early cystectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues of patients with NMIBC. Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression of progesterone receptor (PGR), estrogen receptor (ESR1), ERBB2, and marker of proliferation Ki-67 (MKI67) was measured by single-step reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction using RNA-specific TaqMan assays...
December 17, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986707/activating-esr1-mutations-differentially-impact-the-efficacy-of-er-antagonists
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Weiyi Toy, Hazel Weir, Pedram Razavi, Mandy Lawson, Anne U Goeppert, Anne Marie Mazzola, Aaron Smith, Joanne Wilson, Christopher Morrow, Wai Lin Wong, Elisa De Stanchina, Kathryn E Carlson, Teresa S Martin, Sharmeen Uddin, Zhiqiang Li, Sean Fanning, John A Katzenellenbogen, Geoffrey Greene, José Baselga, Sarat Chandarlapaty
Recent studies have identified somatic ESR1 mutations in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and found some of them to promote estrogen-independent activation of the receptor. The degree to which all recurrent mutants can drive estrogen-independent activities and reduced sensitivity to ER antagonists like fulvestrant is not established. In this report, we characterize the spectrum of ESR1 mutations from over 900 patients. ESR1 mutations were detected in 10%, with D538G being the most frequent (36%), followed by Y537S (14%)...
December 16, 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974416/metastatic-er-breast-cancer-s-genomic-landscape
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Whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing have yielded a clearer picture of the molecular differences between ER-positive primary and metastatic breast cancer. Comparing metastatic breast tumor samples with matched primary tumor tissue, researchers found clinically relevant mutations in various genes, including ESR1 and RB1, that were acquired during metastasis. Their findings may better guide the selection of therapies for patients no longer benefiting from ER-targeted agents.
December 14, 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940449/next-generation-sequencing-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-for-evaluating-mutations-and-gene-amplification-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Karen Page, David S Guttery, Daniel Fernandez-Garcia, Allison Hills, Robert K Hastings, Jinli Luo, Kate Goddard, Vedia Shahin, Laura Woodley-Barker, Brenda M Rosales, R Charles Coombes, Justin Stebbing, Jacqueline A Shaw
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer tissues are heterogeneous and show diverse somatic mutations and somatic copy number alterations (CNAs). We used a novel targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) panel to examine cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to detect somatic mutations and gene amplification in women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). METHODS: cfDNA from pretreated patients (n = 42) and 9 healthy controls were compared with matched lymphocyte DNA by NGS, using a custom 158 amplicon panel covering hot-spot mutations and CNAs in 16 genes, with further validation of results by droplet digital PCR...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940297/increased-levels-of-enzymes-involved-in-local-estradiol-synthesis-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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G F J Konings, N L Reynaert, B Delvoux, F M Verhamme, K R Bracke, G G Brusselle, A Romano, J H J Vernooy
INTRODUCTION: Steroid hormones are involved in lung development, pulmonary inflammation, and lung cancer. Estrogen signaling and exposure may play a role in pulmonary disorders, including COPD. In both genders, estrogens can be generated locally in the lungs and this contributes importantly to the tissue exposure to these steroids. OBJECTIVE: To characterize and assess differences in localization of estrogen receptors and enzymes involved in the local generation of estrogens in COPD...
December 8, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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