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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216311/amelioration-of-sexual-behavior-and-motor-activity-deficits-in-a-castrated-rodent-model-with-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-2f
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Megumi Morimoto, Yuichiro Amano, Masahiro Oka, Ayako Harada, Hisashi Fujita, Yukiko Hikichi, Ryuichi Tozawa, Masuo Yamaoka, Takahito Hara
Sarcopenia and cachexia present characteristic features of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength, anorexia, and lack of motivation. Treatments for these diseases have not yet been established, although selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are considered as therapeutic targets. We previously reported that a novel SARM compound, SARM-2f, exhibits anabolic effect on muscles, with less stimulatory effect on prostate weight compared with testosterone, in rat Hershberger assays and cancer cachexia models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199581/molecular-dynamics-and-virtual-screening-analysis-of-lanosterol-derivatives-from-ganoderma-medicinal-mushrooms-agaricomycetes-as-selective-ligands-of-human-androgen-receptor
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Abraham M Vidal-Limon, Oscar Daniel Luna-Martinez, Fausto Rojas-Durán, Thuluz Meza-Menchaca, Maria Elena Hernández-Aguilar, Angel Trigos, Jorge Suárez-Medellín
Male sex hormones such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone play important roles in several physiological and pathological processes. The biological activities of the aforementioned metabolites are mediated by the multidomain androgen receptor (AR), which is therefore a well-studied drug target. Ganoderma mushroom lanostanoid extracts have previously been shown to exert antiandrogenic activity; therefore, this work aims to identify which lanostane derivatives might act as selective ligands for AR. Because protein flexibility is of paramount importance for ligand binding, different conformations of AR were sampled to account for binding modes within a ligand binding site, then subjected to virtual screening against a metabolite library...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157894/selective-inhibition-reveals-cyclin-dependent-kinase-2-as-another-kinase-that-phosphorylates-the-androgen-receptor-at-serine-81
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Radek Jorda, Zuzana Bučková, Eva Řezníčková, Jan Bouchal, Vladimír Kryštof
Several studies have revealed that cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) can mediate phosphorylation of steroid receptors at multiple sites, including serine 81 of the androgen receptor (AR). Phosphorylation of S81 is required for AR nuclear translocation in association with chromatin and also regulates endogenous AR-regulated transcription in response to hormones. Up to date, S81-phosphorylation has been studied using different CDK inhibitors. Nevertheless, most inhibitors are non-selective or have unknown selectivity...
November 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137141/steroid-and-xenobiotic-receptor-signalling-in-apoptosis-and-autophagy-of-the-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Wnuk, Małgorzata Kajta
Apoptosis and autophagy are involved in neural development and in the response of the nervous system to a variety of insults. Apoptosis is responsible for cell elimination, whereas autophagy can eliminate the cells or keep them alive, even in conditions lacking trophic factors. Therefore, both processes may function synergistically or antagonistically. Steroid and xenobiotic receptors are regulators of apoptosis and autophagy; however, their actions in various pathologies are complex. In general, the estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), and mineralocorticoid (MR) receptors mediate anti-apoptotic signalling, whereas the androgen (AR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptors participate in pro-apoptotic pathways...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117944/small-molecule-sigma1-modulator-induces-autophagic-degradation-of-pd-l1
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Christina M Maher, Jeffrey D Thomas, Derick A Haas, Charles G Longen, Halley M Oyer, Jane Y Tong, Felix J Kim
Emerging evidence suggests that Sigma1 (SIGMAR1, also known as sigma-1 receptor) is a unique ligand-regulated integral membrane scaffolding protein that contributes to cellular protein and lipid homeostasis. Previously, we demonstrated that some small molecule modulators of Sigma1 alter endoplasmic reticulum (ER) associated protein homeostasis pathways in cancer cells, including the unfolded protein response and autophagy. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a type 1 integral membrane glycoprotein that is co-translationally inserted into the ER and is processed and transported through the secretory pathway...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063285/songbird-chemical-signals-reflect-uropygial-gland-androgen-sensitivity-and-predict-aggression-implications-for-the-role-of-the-periphery-in-chemosignaling
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Danielle J Whittaker, Kimberly A Rosvall, Samuel P Slowinski, Helena A Soini, Milos V Novotny, Ellen D Ketterson
Chemical signals can provide useful information to potential mates and rivals. The production mechanisms of these signals are poorly understood in birds, despite emerging evidence that volatile compounds from preen oil may serve as chemosignals. Steroid hormones, including testosterone (T), may influence the production of these signals, yet variation in circulating T only partly accounts for this variation. We hypothesized that odor is a T-mediated signal of an individual's phenotype, regulated in part by androgen sensitivity in the uropygial gland...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032351/testosterone-induced-modulation-of-peroxisomal-morphology-and-peroxisome-related-gene-expression-in-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-f-fario-primary-hepatocytes
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Célia Lopes, Fernanda Malhão, Cláudia Guimarães, Ivone Pinheiro, José F Gonçalves, L Filipe C Castro, Eduardo Rocha, Tânia V Madureira
Disruption of androgenic signaling has been linked to possible cross-modulation with other hormone-mediated pathways. Therefore, our objective was to explore effects caused by testosterone - T (1, 10 and 50μM) in peroxisomal signaling of brown trout hepatocytes. To study the underlying paths involved, several co-exposure conditions were tested, with flutamide - F (anti-androgen) and ICI 182,780 - ICI (anti-estrogen). Molecular and morphological approaches were both evaluated. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα), catalase and urate oxidase were the selected targets for gene expression analysis...
September 28, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978635/novel-selective-agents-for-the-degradation-of-androgen-receptor-variants-to-treat-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Suriyan Ponnusamy, Christopher C Coss, Thirumagal Thiyagarajan, Kate Watts, Dong-Jin Hwang, Yali He, Luke A Selth, Iain J McEwan, Charles B Duke, Jayaprakash Pagadala, Geetika Singh, Robert W Wake, Christopher Ledbetter, Wayne D Tilley, Tudor Moldoveanu, James T Dalton, Duane D Miller, Ramesh Narayanan
Androgen receptor (AR) mediates the growth of prostate cancer throughout its course of development, including in abnormal splice variants (AR-SV)-driven advanced stage castration-resistant disease. AR stabilization by androgens makes it distinct from other steroid receptors, which are typically ubiquitinated and degraded by proteasomes after ligand binding. Thus, targeting AR in advanced prostate cancer requires the development of agents that can sustainably degrade variant isoforms for effective therapy. Here we report the discovery and characterization of potent selective AR degraders (SARD) that markedly reduce the activity of wild-type and splice variant isoforms of AR at submicromolar doses...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974548/selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-rad140-inhibits-the-growth-of-androgen-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-models-with-a-distinct-mechanism-of-action
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Ziyang Yu, Suqin He, Dannie Wang, Hitisha K Patel, Chris P Miller, Jeff Brown, Gary Hattersley, Jamal C Saeh
PURPOSE: Steroidal androgens suppress androgen receptor and estrogen receptor positive (AR/ER+) breast cancer cells and were used to treat breast cancer eliciting favorable response. The present study evaluates the activity and efficacy of the oral selective AR modulator (SARM) RAD140 in in vivo and in vitro models of AR/ER+ breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A series of in vitro assays were used to determine the affinity of RAD140 to 4 nuclear receptors and evaluate its tissue-selective AR activity...
October 3, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900498/correlation-between-erg-fusion-protein-and-androgen-receptor-expression-by-immunohistochemistry-in-prostate-possible-role-in-diagnosis-and-therapy
#10
Amir Hassan Navaei, Beatriz A Walter, Vanessa Moreno, Svetlana D Pack, Peter Pinto, Maria J Merino
Background: Recent discovery of gene rearrangements have brought a new look to the molecular pathogenesis of cancer. Gene fusions occur in nearly 60% of prostate adenocarcinoma, being the TMPRSS2-ERG one of the most common. Evidence supports the role of ERG fusion in tumorigenesis, progression and invasion via effecting pathways such as WNT, MYC, uPA, PI3K/AKT/PTEN, RAS/RAF/MAPF, NKX3.1, GST-pi and androgen receptor (AR) mediated signaling. Most of the ERG fusions involve 5'-partners androgen responsive. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate AR and ERG fusion protein expression on prostate tissue to find clinicopathological applications and possible role in therapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891793/regulation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-via-a-bet-dependent-enhancer-drives-antiandrogen-resistance-in-prostate-cancer
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Neel Shah, Ping Wang, John Wongvipat, Wouter R Karthaus, Wassim Abida, Joshua Armenia, Shira Rockowitz, Yotam Drier, Bradley E Bernstein, Henry W Long, Matthew L Freedman, Vivek K Arora, Deyou Zheng, Charles L Sawyers
In prostate cancer, resistance to the antiandrogen enzalutamide (Enz) can occur through bypass of androgen receptor (AR) blockade by the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). In contrast to fixed genomic alterations, here we show that GR-mediated antiandrogen resistance is adaptive and reversible due to regulation of GR expression by a tissue-specific enhancer. GR expression is silenced in prostate cancer by a combination of AR binding and EZH2-mediated repression at the GR locus, but is restored in advanced prostate cancers upon reversion of both repressive signals...
September 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831645/effects-of-cytokines-derived-from-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-on-androgen-synthetic-enzymes-in-estrogen-receptor-negative-breast-carcinoma
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Kyoko Kikuchi, Keely May McNamara, Yasuhiro Miki, Ju-Yeon Moon, Man Ho Choi, Fumiya Omata, Minako Sakurai, Yoshiaki Onodera, Yoshiaki Rai, Yasuyo Ohi, Yasuaki Sagara, Minoru Miyashita, Takanori Ishida, Noriaki Ohuchi, Hironobu Sasano
PURPOSE: The tumor microenvironment plays pivotal roles in promotion of many malignancies. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) have been well-known to promote proliferation, angiogenesis, and metastasis but mechanistic understanding of tumor-stroma interactions is not yet complete. Recently, estrogen synthetic enzymes were reported to be upregulated by co-culture with stromal cells in ER positive breast carcinoma (BC) but effects of co-culture on androgen metabolism have not been extensively examined...
August 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826481/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-coregulator-recruitment-androgen-receptor-function-and-gene-expression-in-prostate-cancer
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Song Liu, Sangeeta Kumari, Qiang Hu, Dhirodatta Senapati, Varadha Balaji Venkadakrishnan, Dan Wang, Adam D DePriest, Simon E Schlanger, Salma Ben-Salem, Malyn May Valenzuela, Belinda Willard, Shaila Mudambi, Wendy M Swetzig, Gokul M Das, Mojgan Shourideh, Shahriah Koochekpour, Sara Moscovita Falzarano, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Neelu Yadav, Xiwei Chen, Changshi Lao, Jianmin Wang, Jean-Noel Billaud, Hannelore V Heemers
Standard treatment for metastatic prostate cancer (CaP) prevents ligand-activation of androgen receptor (AR). Despite initial remission, CaP progresses while relying on AR. AR transcriptional output controls CaP behavior and is an alternative therapeutic target, but its molecular regulation is poorly understood. Here, we show that action of activated AR partitions into fractions that are controlled preferentially by different coregulators. In a 452-AR-target gene panel, each of 18 clinically relevant coregulators mediates androgen-responsiveness of 0-57% genes and acts as a coactivator or corepressor in a gene-specific manner...
August 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789969/tissue-control-of-androgen-action-the-ups-and-downs-of-androgen-receptor-expression
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REVIEW
Irene Hunter, Colin W Hay, Bianca Esswein, Kate Watt, Iain J McEwan
The hormone testosterone plays crucial roles during male development and puberty and throughout life, as an anabolic regulator of muscle and bone structure and function. The actions of testosterone are mediated, primarily, through the androgen receptor, a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily. The androgen receptor gene is located on the X-chromosome and receptor levels are tightly controlled both at the level of transcription of the gene and post-translationally at the protein level. Sp1 has emerged as the major driver of expression of the androgen receptor gene, while auto-regulation by androgens is associated with both positive and negative regulation in a possible cell-selective manner...
August 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757136/iminoenamine-based-novel-androgen-receptor-antagonist-exhibited-anti-prostate-cancer-activity-in-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-akt-pathway
#15
S Divakar, K Saravanan, P Karthikeyan, R Elancheran, S Kabilan, K K Balasubramanian, Rajlakshmi Devi, J Kotoky, M Ramanathan
Treatment by androgen receptor (AR) antagonists is one of the regimens for prostate cancer. The prolonged treatment with AR antagonist leads to the expression of point mutation in the ligand binding domain of the AR. This point mutation causes resistance to AR antagonist by converting them into an agonist. The T887A mutated AR was frequently expressed in androgen independent prostate cancer (AIPC) patients. Through literature survey and molecular modelling, we have identified a novel AR antagonist having a bulky β-iminoenamine BF2 complex scaffold...
September 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711501/comparing-the-androgenic-and-estrogenic-properties-of-progestins-used-in-contraception-and-hormone-therapy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Renate Louw-du Toit, Meghan S Perkins, Janet P Hapgood, Donita Africander
Progestins used in endocrine therapies bind to multiple steroid receptors and are associated with several side-effects. It is thus important to understand the relationship between steroid receptor cross-reactivity and the side-effect profile of progestins. In cell lines that express negligible levels of steroid receptors, we report for the first time the binding affinities, potencies and efficacies of selected progestins from different generations determined in parallel. We show that the progestins bind to the androgen receptor (AR) with similar affinities to each other and progesterone, while none bind estrogen receptor (ER)-β, and only norethisterone acetate, levonorgestrel and gestodene bind ERα...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708672/artemisinin-disrupts-androgen-responsiveness-of-human-prostate-cancer-cells-by-stimulating-the-26s-proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-the-androgen-receptor-protein
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Andrea M Steely, Jamin A Willoughby, Shyam N Sundar, Vasiliki I Aivaliotis, Gary L Firestone
Androgen receptor (AR) expression and activity is highly linked to the development and progression of prostate cancer and is a target of therapeutic strategies for this disease. We investigated whether the antimalarial drug artemisinin, which is a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua, could alter AR expression and responsiveness in cultured human prostate cancer cell lines. Artemisinin treatment induced the 26S proteasome-mediated degradation of the receptor protein, without altering AR transcript levels, in androgen-responsive LNCaP prostate cancer cells or PC-3 prostate cancer cells expressing exogenous wild-type AR...
July 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639228/role-of-20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-20-hete-in-androgen-mediated-cell-viability-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#18
Cecilia Colombero, Daniela Papademetrio, Paula Sacca, Eduardo Mormandi, Elida Alvarez, Susana Nowicki
20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) is generated intracellularly through the ω-hydroxylation of arachidonic acid by the cytochrome P450 (in humans, CYP4A11 and CYP4F2). 20-HETE induces mitogenic responses in different cancer cells. The aim of this study was to analyze how 20-HETE impacts cell survival, proliferation, and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Incubation of the human androgen-sensitive cells (LNCaP) with 1-10 μM HET0016 (a selective inhibitor of 20-HETE synthesis) reduced cell viability by 49*-64%* (*p < 0...
August 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607032/characterization-of-an-androgen-responsive-ornithine-decarboxylase-related-protein-in-mouse-kidney
#19
Kristian M Silander, Päivi Pihlajamaa, Biswajyoti Sahu, Olli A Jänne, Leif C Andersson
We have investigated and characterized a novel ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) related protein (ODCrp) also annotated as gm853. ODCrp shows 41% amino acid sequence identity with ODC and 38% with ODC antizyme inhibitor 1 (AZIN1). The Odcrp gene is selectively expressed in the epithelium of proximal tubuli of mouse kidney with higher expression in males than in females. Like Odc in mouse kidney, Odcrp is also androgen responsive with androgen receptor (AR)-binding loci within its regulatory region. ODCrp forms homodimers but does not heterodimerize with ODC...
August 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591577/androgen-receptor-deregulation-drives-bromodomain-mediated-chromatin-alterations-in-prostate-cancer
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Alfonso Urbanucci, Stefan J Barfeld, Ville Kytölä, Harri M Itkonen, Ilsa M Coleman, Daniel Vodák, Liisa Sjöblom, Xia Sheng, Teemu Tolonen, Sarah Minner, Christoph Burdelski, Kati K Kivinummi, Annika Kohvakka, Steven Kregel, Mandeep Takhar, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Elai Davicioni, Nicholas Erho, Paul Lloyd, R Jeffrey Karnes, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer, Donald J Vander Griend, Stefan Knapp, Eva Corey, Felix Y Feng, Peter S Nelson, Fahri Saatcioglu, Karen E Knudsen, Teuvo L J Tammela, Guido Sauter, Thorsten Schlomm, Matti Nykter, Tapio Visakorpi, Ian G Mills
Global changes in chromatin accessibility may drive cancer progression by reprogramming transcription factor (TF) binding. In addition, histone acetylation readers such as bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) have been shown to associate with these TFs and contribute to aggressive cancers including prostate cancer (PC). Here, we show that chromatin accessibility defines castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). We show that the deregulation of androgen receptor (AR) expression is a driver of chromatin relaxation and that AR/androgen-regulated bromodomain-containing proteins (BRDs) mediate this effect...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
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