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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805722/estrogen-repression-of-micrornas-is-associated-with-high-guanine-content-in-the-terminal-loop-sequences-of-their-precursors
#1
Amit Cohen, Mario Alberto Burgos-Aceves, Tamar Kahan, Yoav Smith
Widespread microRNA (miRNA) repression is a phenomenon observed in mammals after exposure to cigarette smoke and in many types of cancer. A comprehensive reduction in miRNA expression after treatment with the hormone estrogen has also previously been described. Here, we reveal a conserved association of miRNA downregulation after estrogen exposure in zebrafish, mouse, and human breast cancer cell line, with a high guanine content in the terminal loop sequences of their precursors, and offer a possible link between estrogen-related miRNA-adducts formation and carcinogenesis...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804612/effect-of-genistein-on-expression-of-pancreatic-sirt1-inflammatory-cytokines-and-histological-changes-in-ovariectomized-diabetic-rat
#2
Hadi Yousefi, Alireza Alihemmati, Pouran Karimi, Mohammad Reza Alipour, Parisa Habibi, Nasser Ahmadiasl
OBJECTIVES: Genistein is reported to have anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory functions, in particular, direct effects on β-cell proliferation and insulin secretion. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of genistein on the pancreatic β-cells in ovariectomized diabetic rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty female rats were divided into four groups: sham, bilateral ovariectomy (OVX), OVX.D (OVX+diabetes) and OVX.D.G (OVX.D+genistein). After bilateral ovariectomy, rats in the diabetic groups were fed high-fat diet (HFD), ad libitum for 4 weeks, and then a low dose of streptozotocin (STZ) (30 mg/kg) injected intraperitoneally...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801846/vascular-function-in-breast-cancer-survivors-on-aromatase-inhibitors-a-pilot-study
#3
Anne Blaes, Heather Beckwith, Natalia Florea, Robert Hebbel, Anna Solovey, David Potter, Douglas Yee, Rachel Vogel, Russell Luepker, Daniel Duprez
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitors (AI) have been shown to reduce breast cancer-related mortality in women with estrogen positive (ER+) breast cancer. The use of AIs, however, has been associated with higher rates of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular (CV) events. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 25 healthy postmenopausal women and 36 women with curative intent breast cancer on an AI was performed to assess endothelial dysfunction, an indicator of risk for CV events...
August 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795252/ipet-study-an-flt-pet-window-study-to-assess-the-activity-of-the-steroid-sulfatase-inhibitor-irosustat-in-early-breast-cancer
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Carlo Palmieri, Richard Szydlo, Marie Miller, Laura Barker, Neva H Patel, Hironobu Sasano, Tara Barwick, Henry Tam, Dimitri Hadjiminas, Jasmin Lee, Abeer Shaaban, Hanna Nicholas, R Charles Coombes, Laura M Kenny
BACKGROUND: Steroid sulfatase (STS) is involved in oestrogen biosynthesis and irosustat is a first generation, irreversible steroid sulfatase inhibitor. A pre-surgical window-of-opportunity study with irosustat was undertaken in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer to assess the effect of irosustat on tumour cell proliferation as measured by 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F] fluorothymidine uptake measured by PET scanning (FLT-PET) and Ki67. METHODS: Postmenopausal women with untreated ER+ early breast cancer were recruited, and imaged with FLT-PET at baseline and after at least 2 weeks treatment with irosustat, 40 mg once daily orally...
August 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781946/hippocampus-dependent-task-improves-the-cognitive-function-after-ovariectomy-in-rats
#5
Songhee Cheon
OBJECTIVES: Estrogen is an important hormone for cell growth, development, and differentiation by transcriptional regulation and modulation of intracellular signaling via second messengers. The reduction in the estrogen level after ovariectomy may lead to cognitive impairments associated with morphological changes in areas of the brain mediate memory. The aim of the present study was to find out the effect of tasks on the cognitive function after ovariectomy in rats. METHODS: The animals used in the experiment were 50 Sprague-Dawley female rats...
June 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776263/age-and-ischemia-differentially-impact-mitochondrial-ultrastructure-and-function-in-a-novel-model-of-age-associated-estrogen-deficiency-in-the-female-rat-heart
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Alexandra M Garvin, Nicole C Aurigemma, Jenna L Hackenberger, Donna H Korzick
Altered mitochondrial respiration, morphology, and quality control collectively contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction in the aged heart. Because myocardial infarction remains the leading cause of death in aged women, the present study utilized a novel rodent model to recapitulate human menopause to interrogate the combination of age and estrogen deficiency on mitochondrial ultrastructure and function with cardiac ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Female F344 rats were ovariectomized (OVX) at 15 months and studied at 24 months (MO OVX; n = 40) vs adult ovary intact (6 months; n = 41)...
August 4, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774626/formation-and-control-of-disinfection-byproducts-and-toxicity-during-reclaimed-water-chlorination-a-review
#7
REVIEW
Ye Du, Xiao-Tong Lv, Qian-Yuan Wu, Da-Yin Zhang, Yu-Ting Zhou, Lu Peng, Hong-Ying Hu
Chlorination is essential to the safety of reclaimed water; however, this process leads to concern regarding the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) and toxicity. This study reviewed the formation and control strategies for DBPs and toxicity in reclaimed water during chlorination. Both regulated and emerging DBPs have been frequently detected in reclaimed water during chlorination at a higher level than those in drinking water, indicating they pose a greater risk to humans. Luminescent bacteria and Daphnia magna acute toxicity, anti-estrogenic activity and cytotoxicity generally increased after chlorination because of the formation of DBPs...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770272/effectiveness-of-anti-osteoporotic-drugs-to-prevent-secondary-fragility-fractures-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
T Saito, J M Sterbenz, S Malay, L Zhong, M P MacEachern, K C Chung
Patients with osteoporotic fractures have an increased risk for secondary fractures. However, a rigorous study that assesses the effectiveness of individual osteoporotic drugs in preventing subsequent fractures is lacking. The purpose of this review was to analyze the effectiveness of anti-osteoporotic drugs in preventing secondary fractures. We searched for randomized controlled trials that showed the incidence of secondary fractures while using anti-osteoporotic drugs (bisphosphonates, selective estrogen receptor modulators, parathyroid hormone (PTH), or calcitonin) in MEDLINE, Embase...
August 2, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760491/effects-of-tibolone-on-fibrinogen-and-antithrombin-iii-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-trials
#9
Małgorzata Bała, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Sorin Ursoniu, Maria-Corina Serban, Anetta Undas, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Gregory Y H Lip, Jacek Rysz, Maciej Banach
Tibolone is a synthetic steroid with estrogenic, androgenic and progestogenic activity, but the evidence regarding its effects on fibrinogen and antithrombin III (ATIII) has not been conclusive. We assessed the impact of tibolone on fibrinogen and ATIII through a systematic review and meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The search included PUBMED, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar (up to January 31st, 2016) to identify controlled clinical studies investigating the effects of oral tibolone treatment on fibrinogen and ATIII...
July 29, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759505/qualitative-hormonal-profiling-of-the-lacrimal-drainage-system-potential-insights-into-the-etiopathogenesis-of-primary-acquired-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
#10
Mohammad Javed Ali, Martin Schicht, Friedrich Paulsen
PURPOSE: To investigate the presence and distribution patterns of hormone receptors in the lacrimal drainage system in normal and diseased states. METHODS: The study was performed on cadaveric and clinical samples of the lacrimal drainage system. Immunohistochemical labeling was performed for assessing the presence and distribution of receptors of estrogen alpha, estrogen beta, aromatase (CYP19), testosterone, progesterone, oxytocin, prolactin, and somatostatins 1 to 5 (SSTR1, SSTR2, SSTR3, SSTR4, and SSTR5)...
July 28, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757113/cardiovascular-risk-and-the-effect-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-in-female-rats-the-role-of-estrogen
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Jaqueline C Castardo-de-Paula, Blenda H de Campos, Eric D T Amorim, Rosiane V da Silva, Carine C de Farias, Luciana Higachi, Phileno Pinge-Filho, Décio S Barbosa, Marli C Martins-Pinge
It is known that autonomic modulation is responsive to ovarian hormone levels and that estrogen increases nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. However, little is known about the interaction of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms with autonomic modulation, oxidative stress and cardiovascular risk in females. This study aimed to investigate cardiovascular, autonomic and oxidative parameters after selective NOS inhibition. A spectral analysis of systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and heart rate variability (HRV) was performed...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751463/dual-src-kinase-pretubulin-inhibitor-kx-01-sensitizes-er%C3%AE-negative-breast-cancers-to-tamoxifen-through-er%C3%AE-re-expression
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Muralidharan Anbalagan, Mei Sheng, Brian Fleischer, Yifang Zhang, Yuanjun Gao, Van T Hoang, Margarite D Matossian, Hope E Burks, Matthew E Burow, Bridgette M Collins-Burow, David Hangauer, Brian G Rowan
Unlike breast cancer that is positive for estrogen receptor-α (ERα), there are no targeted therapies for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). ERα is silenced in TNBC through epigenetic changes including DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Restoring ERα expression in TNBC may sensitize patients to endocrine therapy. Expression of c-Src and ERα are inversely correlated in breast cancer suggesting that c-Src inhibition may lead to re-expression of ERα in TNBC. KX-01 is a peptide substrate-targeted Src/pretubulin inhibitor in clinical trials for solid tumors...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748720/blunting-of-cardioprotective-actions-of-estrogen-in-female-rodent-heart-linked-to-altered-expression-of-cardiac-tissue-chymase-and-ace2
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Jacqueline S da Silva, Daniele Gabriel-Costa, Hao Wang, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Xuming Sun, Jasmina Varagic, Roberto T Sudo, Carlos M Ferrario, Louis J Dell Italia, Gisele-Zapata Sudo, Leanne Groban
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction develops in response to hypertension and estrogen (E2) loss and is a forerunner to heart failure (HF) in women. The cardiac renin-angiotensin system (RAS) contributes to diastolic dysfunction, but its role with respect to E2 and blood pressure remain unclear. METHODS: We compared the effects of ovariectomy (OVX) or sham surgery on the cardiac RAS, left ventricular (LV) structure/function, and systemic/intracardiac pressures of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs: n = 6 intact and 6 OVX) and age-matched Wistar-Kyoto (WKY: n = 5 intact and 4 OVX) controls...
July 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747642/a-preliminary-study-of-18-f-fes-pet-ct-in-predicting-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-patients-receiving-docetaxel-or-fulvestrant-with-docetaxel
#14
Chengcheng Gong, Zhongyi Yang, Yifei Sun, Jian Zhang, Chunlei Zheng, Leiping Wang, Yongping Zhang, Jing Xue, Zhifeng Yao, Herong Pan, Biyun Wang, Yingjian Zhang
The present explorative study was initiated to evaluate the clinical value of (18)F-FES PET/CT in monitoring the change of estrogen receptor (ER) expression and potential predictive value in metastatic breast cancer patients. Twenty-two pathology-confirmed breast cancer patients were prospectively enrolled and randomly divided into two groups (T: docetaxel, n = 14 and TF: docetaxel + fulvestrant, n = 8). The percentage of patients without disease progression after 12 months (PFS > 12 months) was 62...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747541/obesity-a-serious-etiologic-factor-for-male-subfertility-in-modern-society
#15
Yue Liu, Zhide Ding
Obesity, defined as excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissue, is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral, environmental and heritable causes. Such malfunction increases the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis and cancer. Meanwhile, the negative impact of obesity on male reproduction is gradually being recognized. According to clinical investigations and animal experiments, obesity is correlated with reductions in sperm concentration and motility, increases in sperm DNA damage and changes in reproductive hormonal levels...
July 26, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736254/bisphenol-a-affects-trophoblast-invasion-by-inhibiting-cxcl8-expression-in-decidual-stromal-cells
#16
Xiaoqian Li, Yina Wang, Pu Wei, Dongyan Shi, Shuang Wen, Fengjiao Wu, Lixin Liu, Ninghe Ye, Hong Zhou
Bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental endocrine-disrupting organic chemical, has been positively associated with the rate of implantation failure of in vitro fertilization. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. To reveal the impact and the underlying mechanism of BPA on the crosstalk between trophoblast and decidual stromal cells (DSCs), we determined whether BPA was able to affect trophoblast invasion in vitro. We found that BPA significantly inhibited CXCL8 expression in DSCs, which hindered trophoblast invasion, and activated the phosphorylation of ERK in DSCs...
July 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736173/low-doses-of-17%C3%AE-ethinyl-estradiol-alter-the-maternal-brain-and-induce-stereotypies-in-cd-1-mice-exposed-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
#17
Mary C Catanese, Laura N Vandenberg
Maternal care is critical for the survival, development and long-term success of offspring. Despite our current understanding of the role of endogenous estrogen in both maternal behavior and the maternal brain, the potential effects of exogenous estrogens on these endpoints remain poorly understood. Here, pregnant CD-1 mice were exposed to low doses of 17α-ethinyl estradiol (EE2), commonly used as a positive control in studies of other xenoestrogens, from day 9 of pregnancy until weaning. Using traditional maternal behavior assays, we document no significant changes in maternal behavior throughout the lactational period...
July 21, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734725/estrogen-receptor-alpha-is-required-in-gabaergic-but-not-glutamatergic-neurons-to-masculinize-behavior
#18
Melody V Wu, Jessica Tollkuhn
Masculinization of the altricial rodent brain is driven by estrogen signaling during a perinatal critical period. Genetic deletion of estrogen receptor alpha (Esr1/ERα) results in altered hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis signaling and a dramatic reduction of male sexual and territorial behaviors. However, the role of ERα in masculinizing distinct classes of neurons remains unexplored. We deleted ERα in excitatory or inhibitory neurons using either a Vglut2 or Vgat driver and assessed male behaviors...
July 20, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734560/deciding-on-breast-cancer-risk-reduction-the-role-of-counseling-in-individual-decision-making-a-qualitative-study
#19
Sarah B Blakeslee, Worta McCaskill-Stevens, Patricia A Parker, Christine M Gunn, Hanna Bandos, Therese B Bevers, Tracy A Battaglia, Angela Fagerlin, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg
OBJECTIVES: The presentation of risks and benefits in clinical practice is common particularly in situations in which treatment recommendations involve trade-offs. The treatment of breast cancer risk with selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) is such a decision. We investigated the influence of health care provider (HCP) counseling on women's decision-making. METHODS: Thirty breast cancer risk counseling sessions were recorded from April 2012-August 2013 at a comprehensive cancer center and at a safety-net, community hospital in the US...
June 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732505/body-size-in-early-life-and-risk-of-breast-cancer
#20
Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Mikael Eriksson, Jingmei Li
BACKGROUND: Body size in early life is inversely associated with adult breast cancer (BC) risk, but it is unclear whether the associations differ by tumor characteristics. METHODS: In a pooled analysis of two Swedish population-based studies consisting of 6731 invasive BC cases and 28,705 age-matched cancer-free controls, we examined the associations between body size in early life and BC risk. Self-reported body sizes at ages 7 and 18 years were collected by a validated nine-level pictogram (aggregated into three categories: small, medium and large)...
July 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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