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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911748/actions-of-steroids-new-neurotransmitters
#1
Lauren M Rudolph, Charlotte A Cornil, Melinda A Mittelman-Smith, Jennifer R Rainville, Luke Remage-Healey, Kevin Sinchak, Paul E Micevych
Over the past two decades, the classical understanding of steroid action has been updated to include rapid, membrane-initiated, neurotransmitter-like functions. While steroids were known to function on very short time spans to induce physiological and behavioral changes, the mechanisms by which these changes occur are now becoming more clear. In avian systems, rapid estradiol effects can be mediated via local alterations in aromatase activity, which precisely regulates the temporal and spatial availability of estrogens...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910955/pgc-1%C3%AE-dictates-endothelial-function-through-regulation-of-enos-expression
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Siobhan M Craige, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Chunying Li, Shashi Kant, Shenghe Cai, Kai Chen, Mayur M Contractor, Yongmei Pei, Eberhard Schulz, John F Keaney
Endothelial dysfunction is a characteristic of many vascular related diseases such as hypertension. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma, coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) is a unique stress sensor that largely acts to promote adaptive responses. Therefore, we sought to define the role of endothelial PGC-1α in vascular function using mice with endothelial specific loss of function (PGC-1α EC KO) and endothelial specific gain of function (PGC-1α EC TG). Here we report that endothelial PGC-1α is suppressed in angiotensin-II (ATII)-induced hypertension...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910065/pathology-of-endometrial-carcinoma
#3
Sigurd F Lax
On a clinicopathological and molecular level, two distinctive types of endometrial carcinoma, type I and type II, can be distinguished. Endometrioid carcinoma, the typical type I carcinoma, seems to develop through an estrogen-driven "adenoma carcinoma" pathway from atypical endometrial hyperplasia/endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia (AEH/EIN). It is associated with elevated serum estrogen and high body mass index and expresses estrogen and progesterone receptors. They are mostly low grade and show a favorable prognosis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908969/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-the-new-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-selective-radioligand-18f-fhnp-comparison-with-18f-fes
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Inês F Antunes, Aren van Waarde, Rudi A Dierckx, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Geke A P Hospers, Erik F de Vries
: Estrogen receptors (ER) are targets for endocrine treatment of estrogen-dependent cancers. The ER consists of 2 isoforms, ERα and ERβ, which have distinct biological functions. While activation of ERα stimulates cell proliferation and cell survival, ERβ promotes apoptosis. Positron emission tomography (PET) of ERα and ERβ levels could provide more insight in response to hormonal treatment. 16α-(18)F-Fluoro-17β-estradiol ((18)F-FES) is a PET tracer for ER with relative selectivity for ERα...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908549/noni-leaf-and-black-tea-enhance-bone-regeneration-in-estrogen-deficient-rats
#5
Nor Aijratul Asikin Mohd Shalan, Noordin M Mustapha, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Black tea and Nonileaf are among the dietary compounds that can benefit patients with bone resorption disorders. Their bone regeneration effects and their mechanisms were studied in estrogen-deficient rats. METHODS: Noni leaves (three doses) and black tea water extracts were fed to ovariectomized rats for 4 mo, and their effects (analyzed via mechanical measurements, micro-computed tomography scan, and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction mRNA) were compared with Remifemin (a commercial phytoestrogen product from black cohosh)...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902967/the-non-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-tnk2-ack1-is-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#6
Xinyan Wu, Muhammad Saddiq Zahari, Santosh Renuse, Dhanashree S Kelkar, Mustafa A Bharbuiya, Pamela L Rojas, Vered Stearns, Edward Gabrielson, Pavani Malla, Saraswati Sukumar, Nupam P Mahajan, Akhilesh Pandey
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide. About 15-20% of all breast cancers do not express estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor or HER2 receptor and hence are collectively classified as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). These tumors are often relatively aggressive when compared to other types of breast cancer, and this issue is compounded by the lack of effective targeted therapy. In our previous phosphoproteomic profiling effort, we identified the non-receptor tyrosine kinase TNK2 as activated in a majority of aggressive TNBC cell lines...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899083/tumor-characteristics-and-prognosis-in-familial-breast-cancer
#7
G Arpino, M Pensabene, C Condello, R Ruocco, I Cerillo, R Lauria, V Forestieri, M Giuliano, C De Angelis, M Montella, A Crispo, S De Placido
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5-10% of breast cancers are hereditary and their biology and prognosis appear to differ from those of sporadic breast cancers. In this study we compared the biological features and clinical characteristics of non metastatic breast cancer in patients with BRCA mutations versus patients with a family history suggesting hereditary breast cancer but without BRCA mutations (BRCA wild type) versus patients with sporadic disease, and correlated these findings with clinical outcome...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893427/cholesterol-import-and-steroidogenesis-are-biosignatures-for-gastric-cancer-patient-survival
#8
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/27890560/the-hippocampal-transcriptomic-signature-of-stress-resilience-in-mice-with-microglial-fractalkine-receptor-cx3cr1-deficiency
#9
Neta Rimmerman, Nofar Schottlender, Ronen Reshef, Nadav Dan-Goor, Raz Yirmiya
Clinical studies suggest that key genetic factors involved in stress resilience are related to the innate immune system. In the brain, this system includes microglia cells, which play a major role in stress responsiveness. Consistently, mice with deletion of the CX3CR1 gene (CX3CR1(-/-) mice), which in the brain is expressed exclusively by microglia, exhibit resilience to chronic stress. Here, we compared the emotional, cognitive, neurogenic and microglial responses to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) between CX3CR1(-/-) and wild type (WT) mice...
November 23, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889687/role-of-inflammation-in-obesity-related-breast-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Elisa Crespi, Giulia Bottai, Libero Santarpia
Chronic inflammation associated with obesity is now recognized to be an important condition in promoting carcinogenesis and progression in breast cancer patients, mostly in postmenopausal women with tumors expressing estrogen and progesterone receptors. In obese patients, altered levels of several inflammatory mediators regulating aromatase and estrogen expression are one of the mechanisms responsible of increase breast cancer risk. Growing attention has also been paid to the local adipose inflammation and the role played by macrophages as determinants of breast cancer risk recurrence and prognosis...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889612/tet1-gper-pi3k-akt-pathway-is-involved-in-insulin-driven-endometrial-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Bing-Ying Xie, Qiao-Ying Lv, Cheng-Cheng Ning, Bing-Yi Yang, Wei-Wei Shan, Ya-Li Cheng, Chao Gu, Xue-Zhen Luo, Zhen-Bo Zhang, Xiao-Jun Chen, Xiao-Wei Xi, You-Ji Feng
Large amount of clinical evidence has demonstrated that insulin resistance is closely related to oncogenesis of endometrial cancer (EC). Despite recent studies showed the up-regulatory role of insulin in G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER/GPR30) expression, GPER expression was not decreased compared to control when insulin receptor was blocked even in insulin treatment. The purpose of this study was to explore the possible mechanism by which insulin up-regulates GPER that drives EC cell proliferation...
November 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876458/relative-abundance-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-30-and-localization-in-testis-and-epididymis-of-sheep-at-different-developmental-stages
#12
Peiyao Lu, Fuchuan Wang, Xianyi Song, Yang Liu, Kai Zhang, Ningxian Cao
The G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) is a transmembrane estrogen receptor that binds to estrogen, and has been confirmed to have an important role in testicular cell proliferation and development. The main objective of this study was to examine GPR30 gene expression and localization in the testis and epididymis of sheep at different developmental stages. Testes, including the epididymis, were collected from Polled Dorset x Mongolian cross rams at one (n=4; wt), three (n=4; wt), six (n=4; wt), nine (n=4; wt) and 12 (n=4; wt) months of age...
December 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876127/in-silico-prediction-of-specific-pathways-that-regulate-mesangial-cell-proliferation-in-iga-nephropathy
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Elham Sadat Mirfazeli, Sayed-Amir Marashi, Shiva Kalantari
IgA nephropathy is one of the most common forms of primary glomerulonephritis worldwide leading to end-stage renal disease. Proliferation of mesangial cells, i.e., the multifunctional cells located in the intracapillary region of glomeruli, after IgA- dominant immune deposition is the major histologic feature in IgA nephropathy. In spite of several studies on molecular basis of proliferation in these cells, specific pathways responsible for regulation of proliferation are still to be discovered. In this study, we predicted a specific signaling pathway started from transferrin receptor (TFRC), a specific IgA1 receptor on mesangial cells, toward a set of proliferation-related proteins...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875242/involvement-of-bdnf-trkb-and-erk-creb-axes-in-nitroglycerin-induced-rat-migraine-and-effects-of-estrogen-on-these-signals-in-the-migraine
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Jiu-Qing Guo, Hui-Hui Deng, Xiao Bo, Xiao-Su Yang
Migraine is a highly prevalent headache disorder especially in women. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor tropomyosin receptor kinases (TrkB), as well as extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and its downstream target c-AMP-responsive element binding protein (CREB) are strongly associated with the transmission of nociceptive information. However, the involvement of these substances in migraine has rarely been examined. In the present study, intraperitoneal injection of nitroglycerin (NTC) successfully induced rat migraine attack, as evidenced by the behavioral testing...
November 14, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872526/progesterone-receptors-pathological-complete-response-and-early-outcome-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-single-centre-study-pplb-01
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Sanjit Agrawal, Lalit Banswal, Animesh Saha, Indu Arun, Soumitra Shankar Datta, Sanjoy Chatterjee, Rosina Ahmed
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for locally advanced breast cancer (LABC), apart from increasing breast conservation rates, also provides an opportunity to assess tumour response to chemotherapy, with Pathological Complete Response (pCR) described as an independent prognostic factor and a surrogate marker for better outcome and survival. Our primary aim was to identify clinical and pathological factors associated with pCR following NACT in patients with LABC treated at our institution. Our secondary aim was to analyze the impact of pCR and associated factors on disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870712/a-phase-2-randomized-open-label-study-of-irosustat-versus-megestrol-acetate-in-advanced-endometrial-cancer
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Patricia Pautier, Ignace Vergote, Florence Joly, Bohuslav Melichar, Elzbieta Kutarska, Geoffrey Hall, Anna Lisyanskaya, Nicholas Reed, Ana Oaknin, Valerijus Ostapenko, Zanete Zvirbule, Eric Chetaille, Agnès Geniaux, Muhammad Shoaib, John A Green
OBJECTIVE: Advanced/metastatic or recurrent endometrial cancer has a poor prognosis. Malignant endometrial tissue has high steroid sulphatase (STS) activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate STS as a therapeutic target in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS: This was a phase 2, multicenter, international, open-label, randomized (1:1), 2-arm study of the STS inhibitor oral irosustat 40 mg/d versus oral megestrol acetate 160 mg/d in women with advanced/metastatic or recurrent estrogen receptor-positive endometrial cancer...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870442/contributory-role-of-sex-differences-in-the-variations-of-gustatory-function
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REVIEW
Louis J Martin, Suzanne I Sollars
Remarkable variability between males and females occurs for an array of taste-guided behaviors in both rodents and humans. Sex differences have been noted for taste preference, detection thresholds, and reactivity to taste stimuli. Manipulating sex hormones during early postnatal development or altering the amount of circulating estrogen in adulthood can dramatically alter the pattern of these behaviors. Receptors for sex hormones appear to be prominent in several nuclei associated with central gustatory pathways, indicating that steroid hormones may modulate central taste processing...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869081/long-term-update-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-0319-a-phase-1-and-2%C3%A2-trial-to-evaluate-3-dimensional-conformal-radiation-therapy-confined-to-the-region-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-lumpectomy-cavity-for-stage-i-and-ii-breast%C3%A2-carcinoma
#18
Rachel Rabinovitch, Jennifer Moughan, Frank Vicini, Helen Pass, John Wong, Susan Chafe, Ivy Petersen, Douglas W Arthur, Julia White
PURPOSE: NRG Oncology RTOG 0319 was the first cooperative group trial in the United States to evaluate 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). This report updates secondary endpoints of toxicity and efficacy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with stage I or II invasive breast cancer (tumor size ≤3 cm, ≤3 positive lymph nodes, negative margins) were eligible for 3D-CRT APBI: 38.5 Gy in 10 twice-daily fractions...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866977/the-anti-hyperplasia-anti-oxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-qing-ye-dan-and-swertiamarin-in-testosterone-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-rats
#19
Xinying Wu, Ye Gu, Lun Li
Qing Ye Dan (QYD) is the whole plant of Swertia mileensis and used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and so on. This study was to investigate the effects of QYD and its main component swertiamarin on BPH induced by testosterone in rats. The prostatic expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (βFGF) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) were detected by immunohistochemistry assay...
November 17, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866972/letrozole-regulates-actin-cytoskeleton-polymerization-dynamics-in-a-src-1-dependent-manner-in-the-hippocampus-of-mice
#20
Yangang Zhao, Yanlan Yu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Li He, Linli Qiu, Jikai Zhao, Mengying Liu, Jiqiang Zhang
In the hippocampus, local estrogens (E2) derived from testosterone that is catalyzed by aromatase play important roles in the regulation of hippocampal neural plasticity, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The actin cytoskeleton contributes greatly to hippocampal synaptic plasticity; however, whether it is regulated by local E2 and the related mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In this study, we first examined the postnatal developmental profiles of hippocampal aromatase and specific proteins responsible for actin cytoskeleton dynamics...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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