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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893717/androgen-and-ar-contribute-to-breast-cancer-development-and-metastasis-an-insight-of-mechanisms
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J Feng, L Li, N Zhang, J Liu, L Zhang, H Gao, G Wang, Y Li, Y Zhang, X Li, D Liu, J Lu, B Huang
The role of androgen and androgen receptor (AR) in breast carcinogenesis has long been a disputed issue. This report provides a mechanistic insight into how androgen and AR contributes to invasion and metastasis of breast cancer. We find that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is able to induce the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells in an AR-dependent/estrogen receptor-independent manner. This process is dependent on the demethylation activity of lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1) by epigenetically regulating the target genes E-cadherin and vimentin...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893427/cholesterol-import-and-steroidogenesis-are-biosignatures-for-gastric-cancer-patient-survival
#2
Wei-Chun Chang, Shang-Fen Huang, Yang-Ming Lee, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Bi-Hua Cheng, Wei-Chung Cheng, Jason Yen-Ping Ho, Long-Bin Jeng, Wen-Lung Ma
Androgens, estrogens, progesterone and related signals are reported to be involved in the pathology of gastric cancer. However, varied conclusions exist based on serum hormone levels, receptor expressions, and in vitro or in vivo studies. This report used a web-based gene survival analyzer to evaluate biochemical processes, including cholesterol importing via lipoprotein/receptors (L/R route), steroidogenic enzymes, and steroid receptors, in gastric cancer patients prognosis. The sex hormone receptors (androgen receptor, progesterone receptor, and estrogen receptor ESR1 or ESR2), L/R route (low/high-density lipoprotein receptors, LDLR/LRP6/SR-B1 and lipoprotein lipase, LPL) and steroidogenic enzymes (CYP11A1, HSD3B1, CYP17, HSD17B1, HSD3B1, CYP19A1 and SRD5A1) were associated with 5-year survival of gastric cancer patients...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891092/dihydrotanshinone-i-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-role-of-nox4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-lectin-like-oxidized-ldl-receptor-1-lox-1-of-the-endothelium
#3
Wenwen Zhao, Chunxia Li, Hongwei Gao, Qin Wu, Jingshan Shi, Xiuping Chen
Dihydrotanshinone I (DHT) is a natural compound extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge which has been widely used for treating cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in atherosclerosis remains unclear. In this study, the effect of DHT on atherosclerosis were investigated using apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice and endothelial cells. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), DHT (10 nM) decreased lectin-like ox-LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) and NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) expression, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, NF-κB nuclear translocation, ox-LDL endocytosis and monocytes adhesion...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888135/antihypertensive-effects-of-androgens-in-conscious-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#4
Mercedes Perusquía, Nieves Herrera, Mercedes Ferrer, John N Stallone
Androgens are vasoactive steroids that induce acute vasodilation in a number of isolated vascular beds from different species, but the effects of these hormones on systemic blood pressure (BP) have been studied little. Although it has been reported that androgens exert systemic hypotensive effects through peripheral vasodilation in normotensive rats, there have not been any reports of systemic hypotensive effects of androgens in animals with hypertension. This study was designed to evaluate the acute effects of testosterone (TES) and its 5-reduced metabolites on systemic BP in hypertensive rats and to test the hypothesis that hypotestosteronemia may be involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871063/dioscorea-esculenta-induced-increase-in-muscle-sex-steroid-hormones-is-associated-with-enhanced-insulin-sensitivity-in-a-type-2-diabetes-rat-model
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Koji Sato, Satoshi Fujita, Motoyuki Iemitsu
The effects of chronic Dioscorea esculenta administration and exercise training on muscle sex steroid hormone levels and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes rats was assessed. Twenty-wk-old male Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats were assigned randomly to the control, D. esculenta treatment, D. esculenta with 5α-reductase inhibitor treatment, or the exercise training groups (running at 25 m/min for 1 h, 5 d/wk; n = 10 each group). Eight weeks of D. esculenta treatment or exercise training significantly attenuated the increase in plasma insulin and fasting glucose levels...
November 8, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866534/-dihydrotestosterone-inhibits-foam-cell-formation-via-a-lectin-like-ox-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-mediated-mechanism-in-j774-1-cell-line
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Y Qiu, H D Hu, B Q Hu, X Y Chen, P Y Xu, L Cui, P Li, C Liu, L Li
Objective: To investigate the effect of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on lectin-like ox- low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor(LOX-1)expression and foam cell formation in the female macrophage cell line J774.1. Methods: In cultured J774.1 cells, after pretreated with DHT at concentrations of 1×10(-9) mol/L and 1×10(-8) mol/L, ox-LDL-induced LOX-1 expression and foam cell formation were investigated by quantitative real-time PCR, Western blotting, and oil-red O staining. Results: DHT at concentrations of 1×10(-9) mol/L and 1×10(-8) mol/L inhibited ox-LDL-induced LOX-1 mRNA (2...
November 15, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848231/association-of-srd5a2-gene-mutations-with-risk-of-hypospadias-in-the-iranian-population
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M Rahimi, M Ghanbari, Z Fazeli, M Rouzrokh, S Omrani, R Mirfakhraie, M D Omrani
BACKGROUND: Hypospadias is one of the most common forms of congenital malformation of the male external genitalia worldwide. The ratio in the Iranian population is one in 250 live male births. The conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the presence of steroid 5α-reductase 2, which is encoded by SRD5A2 gene, plays an important role in the normal development of the male reproductive system. METHODS: We examined whether SRD5A2 gene mutations (V89L and A49T polymorphisms) are associated with the risk of hypospadias in the Iranian population...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845856/modified-release-and-conventional-glucocorticoids-and-diurnal-androgen-excretion-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Christopher M Jones, Ashwini Mallappa, Nicole Reisch, Nikolaos Nikolaou, Nils Krone, Beverly A Hughes, Donna M O'Neil, Martin J Whitaker, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Karl-Heinz Storbeck, Deborah P Merke, Richard J Ross, Wiebke Arlt
CONTEXT: The classic androgen synthesis pathway proceeds via DHEA, androstenedione and testosterone to 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). However, DHT synthesis can also be achieved by an alternative pathway originating from 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP), which accumulates in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Similarly, recent work has highlighted androstenedione-derived 11-oxygenated 19-carbon steroids as active androgens and, in CAH, androstenedione is generated directly from 17OHP...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845230/serotonergic-modulation-of-septo-hippocampal-and-septo-mammillary-theta-activity-during-spatial-learning-in-the-rat
#9
Blanca Erika Gutiérrez-Guzmán, J Jesús Hernández-Pérez, María Esther Olvera-Cortés
Theta activity has been related to the processing of spatial information and the formation of hippocampus-dependent memory. The medial septum (MS) plays an important role in the control and coordination of theta activity, as well as in the modulation of learning. It has been established that increased serotonergic activity may desynchronize theta activity, while reduced serotonergic activity produces continuous and persistent theta activity in the hippocampus. We investigate whether serotonin acting on the medial septum could modify spatial learning and the functional relationship between septo-hippocampal and septo-mammillary theta activity...
November 11, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836656/investigation-of-different-cross-linking-approaches-on-3d-gelatin-scaffolds-for-tissue-engineering-application-a-comparative-analysis
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K Gopal Shankar, Natalia Gostynska, Monica Montesi, Silvia Panseri, Simone Sprio, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci, Anna Tampieri, Monica Sandri
The present study aims to investigate the physical-chemical and biological features exhibited by porous scaffolds for regeneration of cartilaginous tissues obtained through stabilization of 3D gelatin hydrogels by physical (DHT), chemical (BDDGE) and natural (Genipin) cross-linking approaches. The study aimed at comparatively assessing the porous microstructure and the long-term resistance of the scaffolds upon degradation in wet physiological conditions (37°C, pH=7.4). The degree of cross-linking increases as function of incorporation of cross-linkers which was maximum up to 73% for BDDGE...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832095/increased-muscular-5%C3%AE-dihydrotestosterone-in-response-to-resistance-training-relates-to-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-glucose-metabolism-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Naoki Horii, Koji Sato, Noboru Mesaki, Motoyuki Iemitsu
Regular resistance exercise induces skeletal muscle hypertrophy and improvement of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. Administration of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a sex steroid hormone precursor, increases 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) synthesis and is associated with improvements in fasting blood glucose level and skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether increase in muscle DHT levels, induced by chronic resistance exercise, can contribute to skeletal muscle hypertrophy and concomitant improvement of muscular glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetic rats...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830013/dihydrotestosterone-modulates-endothelial-progenitor-cell-function-via-rhoa-rock-pathway
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Hao Zhang, Liang Shi, Guo-Qing Ren, Wen-Wen Sun, Yi-Bin Wang, Yi-Kun Chen, Jiang-Ning Yin, Bing Wan
BACKGROUND: Previous findings indicate that testosterone level is negatively correlated with the incidence and mortality of cardiovascular diseases in men. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play a critical role in endothelial healing and vascular integrity. This study aimed to examine the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), an active metabolite of testosterone, on human EPC function and investigate the underlying mechanism. METHODS: EPCs were isolated from peripheral blood of healthy adult males and incubated with a series of concentrations (1, 10, and 100 nmol/L in dimethyl sulfoxide) of DHT for 24 h or with 10 nmol/L DHT for different periods (6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 h)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805543/descending-serotonergic-and-noradrenergic-systems-do-not-regulate-the-antipruritic-effects-of-cannabinoids
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Zeynep Gizem Todurga, Ozgur Gunduz, Cetin Hakan Karadag, Ahmet Ulugol
BACKGROUND: For centuries, cannabinoids have been known to be effective in pain states. Itch and pain are two sensations sharing a lot in common. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research was to observe whether the cannabinoid agonist WIN 55,212-2 reduces serotonin-induced scratching behaviour and whether neurotoxic destruction of descending serotonergic and noradrenergic pathways mediate the antipruritic effect of WIN 55,212-2. Material and methods Scratching behaviour was induced by intradermal injection of serotonin (50 µg/50 µl/mouse) to Balb/c mice...
December 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802110/base-release-and-modification-in-solid-phase-dna-exposed-to-low-energy-electrons
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Surakarn Choofong, Pierre Cloutier, Léon Sanche, J Richard Wagner
Ionization generates a large number of secondary low-energy electrons (LEEs) with a most probable energy of approximately 10 eV, which can break DNA bonds by dissociative electron attachment (DEA) and lead to DNA damage. In this study, we investigated radiation damage to dry DNA induced by X rays (1.5 keV) alone on a glass substrate or X rays combined with extra LEEs (average energy of 5.8 eV) emitted from a tantalum (Ta) substrate under an atmosphere of N2 and standard ambient conditions of temperature and pressure...
November 1, 2016: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801959/different-synaptic-stimulation-patterns-influence-the-local-androgenic-and-estrogenic-neurosteroid-availability-triggering-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-male-rat
#15
Michela Di Mauro, Alessandro Tozzi, Paolo Calabresi, Vito Enrico Pettorossi, Silvarosa Grassi
Electrophysiological recordings were used to investigate the role of the local synthesis of 17β-estradiol (E2) and 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on synaptic long-term effects induced in the hippocampal CA1 region of male rat slices. Long-term depression (LTD) and long-term potentiation (LTP), induced by different stimulation patterns, were examined under the block of the DHT synthesis by finasteride, and the E2 synthesis by letrozole. We used low frequency stimulation (LFS) for LTD, high frequency stimulation (HFS) for LTP, and intermediate patterns differing in duration or frequency...
November 1, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800162/gonadal-response-after-a-single-dose-stimulation-test-with-recombinant-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-rhcg-in-patients-with-isolated-prepubertal-cryptorchidism
#16
Leticia Ribeiro Oliveira, Thais Kataoka Homma, Renata Reis Woloszynek, Vinícius Nahime Brito, Carlos Alberto Longui
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of prepubertal gonadal Leydig cells secretion requires gonadotropin stimulation. Urinary hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is currently unavailable in many countries, however, recombinant hCG (rhCG) can be used. Our aim was to evaluate rhCG-stimulated testicular hormones in a group of patients with cryptorchidism. METHODS: We evaluated 31 prepubertal boys (age range, 0.75-9.0 years) presenting with unilateral (n = 24) or bilateral (n = 7) cryptorchidism...
2016: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793934/blockade-of-androgen-induced-malignant-phenotypes-by-flutamide-administration-in-human-salivary-duct-carcinoma-cells
#17
Y U Kamata, Tomoki Sumida, Ryuichi Murase, Hiroyuki Nakano, Tomohiro Yamada, Yoshihide Mori
BACKGROUND/AIM: Androgens are known to play a critical role in prostate cancer progression, but their effect on malignant phenotypes in salivary gland cancer is unclear. The androgen-androgen receptor (AR) axis may be involved in malignant phenotypes of salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) cells and therefore may be a new target for SDC treatment. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the effect of the androgen 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on proliferation, migration, and invasiveness of SDC cells...
November 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789379/a-new-label-free-screen-for-steroid-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-using-lc-ms
#18
Jukkarin Srivilai, Karma Rabgay, Nantaka Khorana, Neti Waranuch, Nitra Nuengchamnong, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
Steroid 5α-reductase (S5αR) plays an important role in metabolizing testosterone into active androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is involved in many androgen dependent disorders, such as androgenic alopecia, benign prostatic hyperplasia and acne. The method for screening for S5αR inhibition is key in finding new antagonists. In this study, the label-free S5αR inhibitory assay using LC-MS was developed. S5αR type 1 enzyme was obtained from LNCaP prostate cancer cells. The enzymatic assay was optimised for enzyme-substrate (testosterone) concentration, NADPH-cofactor concentration, solvent tolerance, enzyme activity stability and incubation time...
October 24, 2016: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785594/differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-into-schwann-like-cells-using-dihydrotestosterone-combined-with-a-classical-induction-method
#19
Xiaofan Yang, Jianghai Chen, Pingping Xue, Ranran Liu, Wei Ji, Xiaocheng Lu, Xin Liu, Zhenbing Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) combined with Dezawa's method on the differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) into schwann-like cells. RESULTS: Compared to the Dezawa's method, schwann-like cells obtained from our modified method were longer and thinner and exhibited a typical bipolar or tripolar shape. These cells had a higher mRNA expression of S100 and myelin protein zero (P0), about 1.7- and 2.5-fold respectively, while the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) mRNA level was decreased about 92 %...
October 26, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780540/endometrial-androgen-signaling-and-decidualization-regulate-trophoblast-expansion-and-invasion-in-co-culture-a-time-lapse-study
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Thanyarat Wongwananuruk, Tomomi Sato, Takeshi Kajihara, Sachiko Matsumoto, Masumi Akita, Kazuhiro Tamura, Jan J Brosens, Osamu Ishihara
INTRODUCTION: To elucidate whether trophoblast expansion and invasion are modulated by androgen signaling in an in vitro co-culture model system with decidualizing endometrial stromal cells (ESCs). METHODS: We employed an in vitro co-culture model of early embryo implantation, consisting of human ESCs (EtsT499 cells) and spheroids generated by extravillous trophoblast (EVT) derived HTR8/Svneo. The ESCs were decidualized with 8-bromo-cAMP (8-br-cAMP) in the presence or absence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) at various concentrations for 5 days before co-culture with EVT spheroids...
November 2016: Placenta
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