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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640163/mistletoe-fig-ficus-deltoidea-jack-leaf-extract-prevented-postmenopausal-osteoarthritis-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-cartilage-degradation-in-rat-model
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Nur Adeelah Che Ahmad Tantowi, Paisal Hussin, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Ficus deltoidea Jack (mistletoe fig) is an ornamental plant found in various parts of the world and used as traditional herbal medicine in some countries. This study investigated the potential use of F deltoidea leaf extract to mitigate osteoarthritis (OA) in ovariectomized (estrogen-deficient postmenopausal model) rats and the mechanisms involved. Diclofenac was used for comparison. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley female rats (12 weeks old) were divided randomly into five groups (n = 6): healthy; nontreated OA; OA + diclofenac (5 mg/kg); OA + extract (200 mg/kg); and OA + extract (400 mg/kg)...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619249/metabolism-of-sex-steroids-is-influenced-by-acquired-adiposity-a-study-of-young-adult-male-monozygotic-twin-pairs
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Veera Vihma, Jussi Naukkarinen, Ursula Turpeinen, Esa Hämäläinen, Jaakko Kaprio, Aila Rissanen, Sini Heinonen, Antti Hakkarainen, Jesper Lundbom, Nina Lundbom, Tomi S Mikkola, Matti J Tikkanen, Kirsi H Pietiläinen
Obesity and ageing are associated with lower serum testosterone levels in men. How fat distribution or adipose tissue metabolism, independent of genetic factors and age, are related to sex steroid metabolism is less clear. We studied the associations between adiposity and serum sex hormone concentrations, and mRNA expression of genes regulating sex hormone metabolism in adipose tissue in young adult male monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs. The subjects [n=18 pairs; mean age, 32 years; individual body mass indexes (BMIs) 22-36kg/m(2)] included 9 male MZ twin pairs discordant for BMI [intra-pair difference (Δ) in BMI ≥3kg/m(2)]...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611589/mitochondrial-effects-of-pgc-1alpha-silencing-in-mpp-treated-human-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells
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Qinyong Ye, Chun Chen, Erwang Si, Yousheng Cai, Juhua Wang, Wanling Huang, Dongzhu Li, Yingqing Wang, Xiaochun Chen
The dopaminergic neuron degeneration and loss that occurs in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been tightly linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. Although the aged-related cause of the mitochondrial defect observed in PD patients remains unclear, nuclear genes are of potential importance to mitochondrial function. Human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1alpha (PGC-1α) is a multi-functional transcription factor that tightly regulates mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative capacity. The goal of the present study was to explore the potential pathogenic effects of interference by the PGC-1α gene on N-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+))-induced SH-SY5Y cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603633/in-vitro-metabolism-of-exemestane-by-hepatic-cytochrome-p450s-impact-of-nonsynonymous-polymorphisms-on-formation-of-the-active-metabolite-17%C3%AE-dihydroexemestane
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Amity Peterson, Zuping Xia, Gang Chen, Philip Lazarus
Exemestane (EXE) is an endocrine therapy commonly used by postmenopausal women with hormone-responsive breast cancer due to its potency in inhibiting aromatase-catalyzed estrogen synthesis. Preliminary in vitro studies sought to identify phase I EXE metabolites and hepatic cytochrome P450s (CYP450s) that participate in EXE biotransformation. Phase I metabolites were identified by incubating EXE with HEK293-overexpressed CYP450s. CYP450s 1A2, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 3A4, and 3A5 produce 17β-dihydroexemestane (17β-DHE), an active major metabolite, as well as two inactive metabolites...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601516/exposure-to-e2-and-ee2-environmental-concentrations-affect-different-components-of-the-brain-pituitary-gonadal-axis-in-pejerrey-fish-odontesthes-bonariensis
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Ángela Gárriz, Pamela S Del Fresno, Leandro A Miranda
The present study focuses on the effects of E2 and EE2 environmental concentrations on different components of the reproductive axis of pejerrey (Odontesthes bonariensis), a native fish species from Pampas lakes of Argentina. The results obtained demonstrated that E2 and EE2 separate or mixed, could disrupt key pathways of the pejerrey Brain-Pituitary-Gonadal axis. First, it was observed that at the brain level, gnrh-III and cyp19a1b mRNA expression increased significantly in the exposed fish. Secondly, in the pituitary fshb and lhb mRNA expression levels, the study did not show any differences between treated and control groups...
June 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599865/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-activation-enhances-its-cell-surface-localization-and-improves-myocardial-redox-status-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Rebecca J Steagall, Fanrong Yao, Saame Raza Shaikh, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
AIMS: Little is known about the role of subcellular trafficking of estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes in the acute estrogen (E2)-mediated alleviation of oxidative stress. We tested the hypothesis that ERα migration to the cardiac myocyte membrane mediates the acute E2-dependent improvement of cellular redox status. MAIN METHODS: Myocardial distribution of subcellular ERα, ERβ and G-protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) was determined in proestrus sham-operated (SO) and in ovariectomized (OVX) rats, acutely treated with E2 (1μg/kg) or a selective ERα (PPT), ERβ (DPN) or GPER (G1) agonist (10μg/kg), by immunofluorescence and Western blot...
June 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598847/a-mitochondrial-biomarker-based-study-of-s-equol-in-alzheimer-s-disease-subjects-results-of-a-single-arm-pilot-trial
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Heather M Wilkins, Jonathan D Mahnken, Paul Welch, Rebecca Bothwell, Scott Koppel, Richard L Jackson, Jeffrey M Burns, Russell H Swerdlow
Reductions in bioenergetic fluxes, mitochondrial enzyme activities, and mitochondrial number are observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Preclinical work indicates estrogen pathway signaling by either estrogen or selective β estrogen receptor (ERβ) agonists benefits these parameters. To assess whether an ERβ agonist could improve mitochondrial function in actual AD subjects, we administered S-equol (10 mg twice daily) to 15 women with AD and determined the platelet mitochondria cytochrome oxidase (COX) activity before initiating S-equol (lead-in), after two weeks of S-equol (active treatment), and two weeks after stopping S-equol (wash-out)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580395/effects-of-total-flavonoids-from-drynariae-rhizoma-prevent-bone-loss-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Shuang-Hong Song, Yuan-Kun Zhai, Cui-Qin Li, Qian Yu, Yi Lu, Yuan Zhang, Wen-Ping Hua, Zhe-Zhi Wang, Peng Shang
Estrogen deficiency is one of the major causes of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Drynariae Rhizoma is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of bone diseases. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of the total Drynariae Rhizoma flavonoids (DRTF) on estrogen deficiency-induced bone loss using an ovariectomized rat model and osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. Our results indicated that DRTF produced osteo-protective effects on the ovariectomized rats in terms of bone loss reduction, including decreased levels of bone turnover markers, enhanced biomechanical femur strength and trabecular bone microarchitecture deterioration prevention...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579831/the-regulation-of-steroid-receptors-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Kelly Hallman, Katie Aleck, Meghan Quigley, Brigitte Dwyer, Victoria Lloyd, Monica Szmyd, Sumi Dinda
It has been reported that phytoestrogen epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) suppresses cancer cell proliferation and may have antitumor properties. In this study, we analyzed the effects of EGCG on estrogen receptor α (ERα) and progesterone receptor in hormone-dependent T-47D breast cancer cells. Western blot analysis revealed EGCG induced a concentration-dependent decrease in ERα protein levels, with a 56% reduction occurring with 60 µM EGCG when compared to controls. Downregulation of ERα protein levels was observed after 24-hour co-treatment of T-47D cells with 60 µM EGCG and 10 nM 17β-estradiol (E2)...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577037/metabolic-impact-of-rapamycin-sirolimus-and-b-estradiol-using-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-as-a-model-for-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Katherine M Marsh, David Schipper, Alice S Ferng, Kitsie Johnson, Julia Fisher, Shannon Knapp, Destiny Dicken, Zain Khalpey
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, progressive cystic lung disease that predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Exogenous rapamycin (sirolimus) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes and was recently approved to treat LAM, whereas estrogen (E2) is implicated in disease progression. No consistent metabolic model currently exists for LAM, therefore wild-type mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF +/+) and TSC2 knockout cells (MEF -/-) were used in this study as a model for LAM...
June 2, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573436/the-effects-of-tamoxifen-on-plasma-lipoprotein-a-concentrations-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Amirhossein Sahebkar, Maria-Corina Serban, Peter Penson, Camelia Gurban, Sorin Ursoniu, Peter P Toth, Steven R Jones, Giuseppe Lippi, Kazuhiko Kotani, Karam Kostner, Manfredi Rizzo, Jacek Rysz, Maciej Banach
INTRODUCTION: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator widely used in the treatment of breast cancer. Tamoxifen therapy is associated with lower circulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increased triglycerides, but its effects on other lipids are less well studied. AIMS: We aimed to investigate the effect of tamoxifen on circulating concentrations of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] through a meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies...
June 1, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571002/c1orf64-is-a-novel-androgen-receptor-target-gene-and-coregulator-that-interacts-with-14-3-3-protein-in-breast-cancer
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Ali Naderi
This study investigated the network of genes that are co-expressed with androgen receptor (AR) to discover novel AR targets in breast cancer. Bioinformatics analysis of two datasets from breast cancer cell lines resulted in the identification of an AR-gene signature constituted of 98 genes that highly correlated with AR expression. Notably, C1orf64 showed the highest positive correlation with AR across the datasets with a correlation coefficient (CC) of 0.737. In addition, C1orf64 closely correlated with AR expression in primary and metastatic breast tumors and C1orf64 expression was relatively higher in breast tumors with a lower grade and lobular histology...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570161/a-phase-ii-clinical-trial-of-an-aromatase-inhibitor-for-postmenopausal-women-with-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Calvin Lu, Hye-Seung Lee, George P Pappas, Daniel F Dilling, Charles D Burger, Adrian Shifren, Srihari Veeraraghavan, Jeffrey T Chapman, Joseph Parambil, Stephen J Ruoss, Lisa R Young, Stephen R Hammes, Elizabeth J Kopras, Tammy Roads, Jeffrey P Krischer, Francis X McCormack
RATIONALE: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a progressive cystic lung disease that predominantly affects women and can worsen with pregnancy, estrogen treatment, and the menstrual cycle, suggesting an important role for estrogen in disease pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole in the treatment of LAM. METHODS: Seventeen postmenopausal women with LAM were enrolled in this phase II trial and randomized to receive letrozole 2...
June 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560446/prediction-of-marker-genes-associated-with-hypertension-by-bioinformatics-analyses
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Yuan Gao, Guo-Xian Qi, Zhi-Mei Jia, Ying-Xian Sun
This study aimed to explore the underlying marker genes associated with hypertension by bioinformatics analyses. A gene expression profile (GSE54015) was downloaded. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the normotensive female (NF) and hypertensive female (HF), and between the normotensive male (NM) and hypertensive male (HM) groups were analyzed. Gene Ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analyses were performed, followed by protein-protein interaction (PPI) network construction. The transcription factors (TFs), and the common DEGs between the HF and HM groups were then analyzed...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559436/hepatic-fgf21-mediates-gender-differences-in-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-induced-fatty-liver
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Natsasi Chukijrungroat, Tanaporn Khamphaya, Jittima Weerachayaphorn, Thaweesak Songserm, Vitoon Saengsirisuwan
The role of gender in the progression of fatty liver due to chronic high-fat, high-fructose diet (HFFD) has not been studied. The present investigation assessed whether HFFD induced hepatic perturbations differently between genders and examined the potential mechanisms. Male, female and ovariectomized (OVX) Sprague-Dawley rats were fed either control diet or HFFD for 12 weeks. Indices of liver damage and hepatic steatosis were analyzed biochemically and histologically together with monitoring changes in hepatic gene and protein expression...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554725/substrate-inhibition-of-17beta-hsd1-in-living-cells-and-regulation-of-17beta-hsd7-by-17beta-hsd1-knockdown
#16
Hui Han, Jean-François Thériault, Guang Chen, Sheng-Xiang Lin
This study addresses first the role of human 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (17β-HSD1) in breast cancer (BC). The enzyme has a high estrone-activating activity that is subject to strong substrate inhibition as shown by enzyme kinetics at the molecular level. We used BC cells to verify this phenomenon in living cells: estrone concentration increase did reduce the reaction with 0.025 to 4μM substrate. Moreover, 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) demonstrated some inhibition of estrogen activation at both the molecular and cellular level...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552786/metabolism-and-pharmacokinetics-of-zearalenone-following-oral-and-intravenous-administration-in-juvenile-female-pigs
#17
Stefanie C Fleck, Mona I Churchwell, Daniel R Doerge
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a well-studied mycotoxin whose potent estrogenic properties have been used by international regulatory bodies to set health-based guidance values for ZEN exposure in grain-based foods from changes in hormonally responsive tissues of juvenile female pigs. The role of metabolism in determining estrogenic responses in vivo is a major uncertainty in inter-species extrapolation to humans and in assessing the potential for added susceptibility in sensitive subpopulations. This study evaluated the metabolism of ZEN and pharmacokinetics in ∼2 month-old female pigs using oral and intravenous dosing...
May 25, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551483/effect-of-growth-hormone-on-steroid-concentrations-and-mrna-expression-of-their-receptor-and-selected-egg-specific-protein-genes-in-the-chicken-oviduct-during-pause-in-laying-induced-by-fasting
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J K Socha, A Sechman, M Mika, A Hrabia
This study was undertaken to examine the effect of growth hormone (GH) treatment during pause in laying on (1) the concentration of steroids in blood plasma and oviduct tissues, (2) the expression of mRNA of steroid receptors, and (3) the mRNA expression of selected egg-specific proteins in the chicken oviduct. A pause in egg laying was induced by food deprivation for 5 d, followed by feeding every other day, and then feeding daily from Day 10 onward. Birds were divided into three groups: control (n = 18) fed ad libitum, subjected to pause in laying (n = 18), and subjected to pause in laying and injected every day with 200 μg/kg BW of chicken GH (chGH; n = 18)...
May 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545469/age-related-terminal-duct-lobular-unit-involution-in-benign-tissues-from-chinese-breast-cancer-patients-with-luminal-and-triple-negative-tumors
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Changyuan Guo, Hyuna Sung, Shan Zheng, Jennifer Guida, Erni Li, Jing Li, Nan Hu, Joseph Deng, Jonine D Figueroa, Mark E Sherman, Gretchen L Gierach, Ning Lu, Xiaohong R Yang
BACKGROUND: Terminal duct lobular unit (TDLU) involution is a physiological process of breast tissue aging characterized by a reduction in the epithelial component. In studies of women with benign breast disease, researchers have found that age-matched women with lower levels of TDLU involution are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. We previously showed that breast cancer cases with core basal phenotype (CBP; estrogen receptor negative [ER(-)], progesterone receptor-negative [PR(-)], human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative [HER2(-)], cytokeratins (CK 5 or CK5/6)-positive [CK5/6(+)] and/or epidermal growth factor receptor-positive [EGFR(+)]) tumors had significantly reduced TDLU involution compared with cases with luminal A (ER(+) and/or PR(+), HER2(-), CK5/6(-), EGFR(-)) tumors from a population-based case-control study in Poland...
May 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544903/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-deficiency-impairs-bdnf-5-ht2a-signaling-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-brain-a-possible-mechanism-for-menopausal-depression
#20
Anindit Chhibber, Sarah K Woody, M A Karim Rumi, Michael J Soares, Liqin Zhao
Depression currently affects 350 million people worldwide and 19 million Americans each year. Women are 2.5 times more likely to experience major depression than men, with some women appearing to be at a heightened risk during the menopausal transition. Estrogen signaling has been implicated in the pathophysiology of mood disorders including depression; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, the role of estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes, ERα and ERβ, in the regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and serotonin (5-HT) signaling was investigated; two pathways that have been hypothesized to be interrelated in the etiology of depression...
May 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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