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Aldose reductase regulates hyperglycemia-induced HUVEC death via SIRT1/AMPK-α1/mTOR pathway.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

K Ramana, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Galveston, 77555-0647, United States.

Although hyperglycemia-mediated death and dysfunction of endothelial cells has been reported to be a major cause of diabetes associated vascular complications, the mechanism(s) through which hyperglycemia causes endothelial dysfunction is not well understood. We have recently demonstrated that aldose reductase (AR; AKR1B1) is an obligatory mediator of oxidative and inflammatory signals induced by growth factors, cytokines and hyperglycemia. However, the molecular mechanisms by which AR regulates hyperglycemia -induced endothelial dysfunction is not known. Read More

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April 2019
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Humulus japonicus stimulates thermogenesis and ameliorates oxidative stress in mouse adipocytes.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

J Jeong, Pharmacology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of).

An aqueous extract of Humulus japonicus (AH) has been documented to ameliorate hypertension and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Here, we investigated the effects of an aqueous extract of AH on thermogenesis and palmitate-induced oxidative stress in adipocytes. To verify the effect of AH on browning, we measured the expression levels of specific markers in 3T3-L1 adipocytes using qPCR and Western blotting, respectively. Read More

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Steroids and miRNAs in assessment of ovarian tissue damage following cryopreservation.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

W Maalouf, Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham School of Medicine, Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Ovarian cortical tissue cryopreservation is a relatively novel approach to preserving fertility in women diagnosed with cancer. However, the effects of freezing-thawing are not fully understood, mainly due to the lack of suitable methods to assess tissue's survival after thawing. Disparities in steroid production have been associated with ovarian failure by disrupting folliculogenesis, ovulation and oocyte apoptosis. Read More

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March 2019
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Increased uptake of oxLDL does not exert lipotoxic effects in insulin-secreting cells.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 May;62(4):159-168

Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Modified lipoproteins can negatively affect beta cell function and survival. However, the mechanisms behind interactions of modified lipoproteins with beta cells - and in particular, relationships to increased uptake - are only partly clarified. By over-expressing the scavenger receptor CD36 (Tet-on), we increased the uptake of fluorescent low-density modified lipoprotein (oxLDL) into insulin-secreting INS-1 cells. Read More

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May 2019
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An improved method for quantitative ChIP studies of nuclear receptor function.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 May;62(4):169-177

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) is a valuable tool for the endocrine researcher, providing a means to measure the recruitment of hormone-activated nuclear receptors, for example. However, the technique can be challenging to perform and has multiple experimental steps, risking introduction of error at each. The data produced can be challenging to interpret; several different methods are commonly used for normalising data and thus comparing between conditions. Read More

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Applying mass spectrometric methods to study androgen biosynthesis and metabolism in prostate cancer.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 May;62(4):R255-R267

Institute of Biomedicine, Research Centre for Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology, and Turku Center for Disease Modeling, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Recent development of gas chromatography and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS) has provided novel tools to define sex steroid concentrations. These new methods overcome several of the problems associated with immunoassays for sex steroids. With the novel MS-based applications we are now able to measure small concentrations of the steroid hormones reliably and with high accuracy in both body fluids and tissue homogenates. Read More

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Bag-1L: a promising therapeutic target for androgen receptor-dependent prostate cancer.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

A Cato, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany.

Androgens are important determinants of normal and malignant prostate growth. They function by binding to the C-terminal ligand-binding domain (LBD) of the androgen receptor (AR). All clinically approved AR targeting antiandrogens for prostate cancer therapy function by competing with endogenous androgens. Read More

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March 2019
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Palmitic acid causes insulin resistance in granulosa cells via activation of JNK.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Z Chen, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Obesity is a worldwide health problem with rising incidence and results in reproductive difficulties. Elevated saturated free fatty acids (FFAs) in obesity can cause insulin resistance (IR) in peripheral tissues. The high intra-follicular saturated FFAs may also account for IR in ovarian granulosa cells (GCs). Read More

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March 2019
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MS-275 induces hepatic FGF21 expression via H3K18ac-mediated CREBH signal.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Q Su, Department of Endocrinology, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Fibroblast growth factor 21(FGF21) plays an important role in the regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism. MS-275, as a class I-specific histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, has also been reported to affect energy metabolism. In this current study, we investigated the effects of MS-275 on hepatic FGF21 expression in vitro and in vivo, and explored whether cAMP-responsive element-binding protein H(CREBH) was involved in the action of MS-275. Read More

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March 2019
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The APOBEC3 genes and their role in cancer: insights from human papillomavirus.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

T Fenton , School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The interaction between human papillomaviruses (HPV) and the apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC)3 (A3) genes has garnered increasing attention in recent years, with considerable efforts focused on understanding their apparent roles in both viral editing and in HPV-driven carcinogenesis. Here we review these developments and highlight several outstanding questions in the field. We consider whether editing of the virus and mutagenesis of the host are linked, or whether both are essentially separate events, coincidentally mediated by a common, or distinct A3 enzymes. Read More

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March 2019
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Adrenocortical cancer cell line mutational profile reveals aggressive genetic background.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

T Carling, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, United States.

Adrenocortical carcinomas are rare tumors with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Although widely used as in vitro models to test novel therapeutic strategies, the adrenocortical carcinoma-derived cell lines NCI-H295R and SW-13 have been only partially described genetically. Our aim was to characterize the mutational landscape of these cells to improve their experimental utility and map them to clinical sub-types of adrenocortical carcinoma. Read More

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March 2019
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Enhancement of cortisol-induced SAA1 transcription by SAA1 in the human amnion.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

K Sun, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Our previous studies have demonstrated that human fetal membranes are capable of de novo synthesis of serum amyloid A1 (SAA1), an acute phase protein of inflammation, wherein SAA1 may participate in parturition by inducing a number of inflammation mediators including interleukine-1β, interleukine-6 and prostaglandin E2. However, the regulation of SAA1 expression in the fetal membranes remains largely unknown. In the current study, we examined the regulation of SAA1 expression by cortisol, a crucial steroid produced locally in the fetal membranes at parturition, and the interaction between cortisol and SAA1 in the feed-forward induction of SAA1 expression in human amnion fibroblasts. Read More

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February 2019
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Molecular Mechanisms of FOXO1 in Adipocyte Differentiation.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Q Huang, Key Provincial Laboratory of Basic Pharmacology, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China.

Forkhead box-O1 (FOXO1) is a downstream target of AKT and plays crucial roles in cell cycle control, apoptosis, metabolism and adipocyte differentiation. It is thought that FOXO1 affects adipocyte differentiation by regulating lipogenesis and cell cycle. With the deepening in the understanding of this field, it is currently believed that FOXO1 translocation between nucleus and cytoplasm is involved in the regulation of FOXO1 activity, thus affecting adipocyte differentiation. Read More

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February 2019
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The role and possible mechanism of lncRNA AC092159.2 in modulating adipocyte differentiation.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

J Wen, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Institute, The Affiliated Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Obesity is a major risk factor for metabolic diseases, while adipocyte differentiation is closely related to obesity occurrence. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a unique class of transcripts in regulation of various biological processes. Using lncRNA microarray, we found lncRNA AC092159. Read More

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February 2019
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Systematic alanine scanning of PAX8 paired domain reveals functional importance of the N-subdomain.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

S Narumi, Molecular Endocrinology, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development, Setagaya, Japan.

Thyroid-specific transcription factor PAX8 has an indispensable role in the thyroid gland development, which is evidenced by the facts that PAX8/Pax8 mutations cause congenital hypothyroidism in humans and mice. More than 90% of known PAX8 mutations were located in the paired domain, suggesting the central role of the domain in exerting the molecular function. Structure-function relationships of PAX8, as well as other PAX family transcription factors, have never been investigated in a systematic manner. Read More

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February 2019
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Crystal Structure of a Ligand-free Stable TSH Receptor Leucine-Rich Repeat Domain.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

B Rees Smith, FIRS Laboratories, RSR Ltd, Cardiff, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The crystal structures of the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) leucine-rich repeat domain (amino acids 22-260; TSHR260) in complex with a stimulating human monoclonal autoantibody (M22™) and in complex with a blocking human autoantibody (K1-70™) have been solved. However, attempts to purify and crystallise free TSHR260, i.e. Read More

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January 2019
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The effect of adipocyte-macrophage cross-talk in obesity-related breast cancer.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

I Gonul, Department of Pathology, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Adipose tissue is the primary source of many pro-inflammatory cytokines in obesity. Macrophage numbers and pro-inflammatory gene expression are positively associated with adipocyte size. Free fatty acid- and tumor necrosis factor-α involving vicious cycle between adipocytes and macrophages aggravates inflammatory changes. Read More

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January 2019
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Epigenetic Arginine Methylation in Breast Cancer: emerging therapeutic strategies.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

G Muscat, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.

Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease, and the complexity of breast carcinogenesis is associated with epigenetic modification. There are several major classes of epigenetic enzymes that regulate chromatin activity. This review will focus on the nine mammalian protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), and the dysregulation of PRMT expression and function in breast cancer. Read More

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January 2019
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Aortic Effects of Thyroid Hormone in Male Mice.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

J Mittag, CBBM, Universitat zu Lubeck Sektion Medizin, Lubeck, Germany.

It is well established that thyroid hormones are required for cardiovascular functions; however, the molecular mechanisms remain incompletely understood, especially the individual contributions of genomic and non-genomic signalling pathways. In this study, we dissected how thyroid hormones modulate aortic contractility. To test the immediate effects of thyroid hormones on vasocontractility, we used a wire-myograph to record the contractile response of dissected mouse aortas to the adrenergic agonist phenylephrine in the presence of different doses of T3 (3,3',5-triiodothyronine). Read More

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January 2019
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Effects of CCK-8 and GLP-1 on fatty acid sensing and food intake regulation in trout.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

J Soengas, Fisioloxia Animal, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain.

We hypothesize that cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are involved in the modulation of metabolic regulation of food intake by fatty acids in fish. Therefore, we assessed in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) the effects of intracerebroventricular treatment with 1 ng.g-1 of CCK-8 and with 2 ng. Read More

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January 2019
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Novel actions of sclerostin on bone.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb;62(2):R167-R185

Bone Therapeutic Area, UCB Pharma, Slough, United Kingdom.

The discovery that two rare autosomal recessive high bone mass conditions were caused by the loss of sclerostin expression prompted studies into its role in bone homeostasis. In this article, we aim to bring together the wealth of information relating to sclerostin in bone though discussion of rare human disorders in which sclerostin is reduced or absent, sclerostin manipulation via genetic approaches and treatment with antibodies that neutralise sclerostin in animal models and in human. Together, these findings demonstrate the importance of sclerostin as a regulator of bone homeostasis and provide valuable insights into its biological mechanism of action. Read More

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February 2019
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Novel cancer therapies and their association with diabetes.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb;62(2):R187-R199

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Over the last decade, there has been a shift in the focus of cancer therapy from conventional cytotoxic drugs to therapies more specifically directed to cancer cells. These novel therapies include immunotherapy, targeted therapy and precision medicine, each developed in great part with a goal of limiting collateral destruction of normal tissues, while enhancing tumor destruction. Although this approach is sound in theory, even new, specific therapies have some undesirable, 'off target effects', in great part due to molecular pathways shared by neoplastic and normal cells. Read More

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February 2019
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FGF9 inhibits browning program of white adipocytes and associates with human obesity.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb;62(2):79-90

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, China National Research Center for Metabolic Diseases, Shanghai, China.

Browning of white adipose tissue has been proven to be a potential target to fight against obesity and its metabolic commodities, making the exploration of molecules involved in browning process important. Among those browning agents reported recently, FGF21 play as a quite promising candidate for treating obesity for its obvious enhancement of thermogenic capacity in adipocyte and significant improvement of metabolic disorders in both mice and human. However, whether other members of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family play roles in adipose thermogenesis and obese development is still an open question. Read More

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February 2019
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HDAC inhibitors impair Fshb subunit expression in murine gonadotrope cells.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb;62(2):67-78

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Fertility is dependent on follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a product of gonadotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland. Hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and intra-pituitary activins are regarded as the primary drivers of FSH synthesis and secretion. Both stimulate expression of the FSH beta subunit gene (Fshb), although the underlying mechanisms of GnRH action are poorly described relative to those of the activins. Read More

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February 2019
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Kalirin/Trio Rho GDP/GTP exchange factors regulate proinsulin and insulin secretion.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

R Kuliawat, Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, 10461, United States.

Key features for progression to pancreatic β-cell failure and disease are loss of glucose responsiveness and an increased ratio of secreted proinsulin to insulin. Proinsulin and insulin are stored in secretory granules (SGs) and the fine-tuning of hormone output requires signal mediated recruitment of select SG populations according to intracellular location and age. The GTPase Rac1 coordinates multiple signaling pathways that specify SG release and Rac1 activity is controlled in part by GDP/GTP exchange factors (GEFs). Read More

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November 2018
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HIF 1 inhibits StAR transcription and testosterone synthesis in murine Leydig cells.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

L Zhu, Biochemisty, Institute of Nautical Medicine, Nantong, China.

Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF1) is a critical transcription factor involved in cell response to hypoxia. Under physiological conditions, its a subunit is rapidly degraded in most tissues except testes. HIF1 is stably expressed in Leydig cells, which are the main source of testosterone for male, and might bind to the promoter region of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (Star), which is necessary for the testosterone synthesis, according to software analysis. Read More

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October 2018
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Nutrient Sensor Signaling Pathways and Cellular Stress in Fetal Growth Restriction.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

E Alejandro, Department of Integrated Biology and Physiology , University of Minnesota System, Minneapolis, United States.

Fetal growth restriction is one of the most common obstetrical complications resulting in significant perinatal morbidity and mortality. The most frequent etiology of human singleton fetal growth restriction is placental insufficiency, which occurs secondary to reduced utero-placental perfusion, abnormal placentation, impaired trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling, resulting in altered nutrient and oxygen transport. Two nutrient-sensing proteins involved in placental development and glucose and amino acid transport are mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and O-linked N-acetylglucosamine transferase (OGT), which are both regulated by availability of oxygen. Read More

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October 2018
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Pharmacological modulation of two melanocortin-5 receptors by MRAP2 proteins in zebrafish.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

C Zhang, Translational Medical Center for Stem Cell Therapy and Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Shanghai East Hospital, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Signaling and Disease Research, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Melanocortin receptor accessory protein 2 (MRAP2) plays an important role in regulating melanocortin receptors. In zebrafish, MRAP2a and MRAP2b show distinct pharmacological effects on MC4R activity, but how MRAP2 protein regulates other zebrafish melanocortin receptors is barely studied. Zebrafish have two mc5r genes: mc5ra and mc5rb, it is still vague which one is the homologous isoform to the mammalian paralog. Read More

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October 2018
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Gremlin, Noggin, Chordin and follistatin differentially modulate BMP induced suppression of androgen secretion by bovine ovarian theca cells.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

P Knight, Sch of Biological Sciences, Reading University, Reading, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) are firmly implicated as intra-ovarian regulators of follicle function and steroidogenesis but information is lacking regarding the regulation of BMP signalling by extracellular binding proteins co-expressed in the ovary. In this study we compared the abilities of four BMP binding proteins (gremlin, noggin, chordin, follistatin) to antagonize the action of four different BMPs (BMP2 BMP4, BMP6, BMP7) on LH-induced androstenedione secretion by bovine theca cells in primary culture. Expression of the four BMP binding proteins and BMPs investigated here has previously been documented in bovine follicles. Read More

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October 2018
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SRC1 Deficiency in Hypothalamic Arcuate Nucleus Increases Appetite and Body Weight.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Q Ma, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shanghai Institute of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Shanghai Clinical Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai , Shanghai, China.

Appetite is tightly controlled by neural and hormonal signals in animals. In general, steroid receptor co-activator 1 (SRC1) enhances steroid hormone signalling in energy balance and serves as a common co-activator of several steroid receptors, such as estrogen and glucocorticoid receptors. However, the key roles of SRC1 in energy balance remain largely unknown. Read More

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October 2018
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Novel therapies in osteoporosis: PTH-related peptide analogues and inhibitors of sclerostin.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Sep 1. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

E Tsourdi, Medizinische Klinik 3, Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany.

Bone forming approaches to treat patients with severe osteoporosis are effective, but treatment options are limited and there is an unmet clinical need for additional drugs. This review discusses two novel and advanced anabolic therapeutic concepts that have successfully completed phase 3 trials. Romosozumab is a monoclonal antibody that targets the Wnt inhibitor sclerostin. Read More

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September 2018
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LncRNA NEAT1 promotes inflammatory response and induces corneal neovascularization

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 15;61(4):231-239. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) are implicated in corneal neovascularization (CRNV). The mechanisms underlying the inflammatory response in HCFs and the development of CRNV were explored in this study. Alkali burns were applied to the corneas of rats to establish a CRNV model. Read More

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October 2018
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Cryptochrome deficiency enhances transcription but reduces protein levels of pineal Aanat

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 15;61(4):219-229. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Research and Education Center for Brain Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

Cryptochrome (Cry) 1 and 2 are essential for circadian rhythm generation, not only in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the site of the mammalian master circadian clock, but also in peripheral organs throughout the body. CRY is also known as a repressor of arylalkylamine-N-acetyltransferase (Aanat) transcription; therefore, Cry deficiency is expected to induce constantly high pineal melatonin content. Nevertheless, we previously found that the content was consistently low in melatonin-proficient Cry1 and Cry2 double-deficient mice (Cry1−/−/Cry2−/−) on C3H background. Read More

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October 2018
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TRPM3/TRPV4 regulates Ca2+-mediated RANKL/NFATc1 expression in osteoblasts

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 15;61(4):207-218. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Oral Biology, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea

Mechanical stress plays an important role in the regulation of bone turnover. However, the mechanism underlying hypo-osmotic stress-induced cellular response in osteoblasts remains poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of hypotonic stress on the expression of bone remodeling factors, including the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) and the nuclear factor of activated T cells type c1 (NFATc1) in primary mouse osteoblasts and MC3T3-E1 cells. Read More

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October 2018
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Adiponectin regulates glycogen metabolism at the human fetal–maternal interface

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):139-152. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

GIG – EA 7404, Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines – Université Paris Saclay, Unité de Formation et de Recherche des Sciences de la Santé Simone Veil, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France

Throughout the entire first trimester of pregnancy, fetal growth is sustained by endometrial secretions, i.e. histiotrophic nutrition. Read More

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October 2018
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The proneural bHLH genes Mash1, Math3 and NeuroD are required for pituitary development

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):127-138. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Multiple signaling molecules and transcription factors are required for pituitary development. Activator-type bHLH genes Mash1, Math, NeuroD (Neurod) and Neurogenin (Neurog) are well known as key molecules in neural development. Although analyses of targeted mouse mutants have demonstrated involvement of these bHLH genes in pituitary development, studies with single-mutant mice could not elucidate their exact functions, because they cooperatively function and compensate each other. Read More

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October 2018
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Lipocalin 2 regulates retinoic acid-induced activation of beige adipocytes

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):115-126. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) has been previously characterized as an adipokine regulating thermogenic activation of brown adipose tissue and retinoic acid (RA)-induced thermogenesis in mice. The objective of this study was to explore the role and mechanism for LCN2 in the recruitment and retinoic acid-induced activation of brown-like or ‘beige’ adipocytes. We found LCN2 deficiency reduces key markers of thermogenesis including uncoupling protein-1 (UCP1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) in inguinal white adipose tissue (iWAT) and inguinal adipocytes derived from Lcn2 −/− mice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/JME-18-0017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445544PMC
October 2018
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Knockdown of NLRP3 alleviates high glucose or TGFB1-induced EMT in human renal tubular cells

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):101-113. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Pathology, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Tubular injury is one of the crucial determinants of progressive renal failure in diabetic nephropathy (DN), while epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of tubular cells contributes to the accumulation of matrix protein in the diabetic kidney. Activation of the nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome leads to the maturation of interleukin (IL)-1B and is involved in the pathogenic mechanisms of diabetes. In this study, we explored the role of NLRP3 inflammasome on high glucose (HG) or transforming growth factor-B1 (TGFB1)-induced EMT in HK-2 cells. Read More

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October 2018
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Mechanisms of beneficial effects of metformin on fatty acid-treated human islets

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):91-99. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Elevated levels of palmitate accentuate glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) after short-term and cause beta-cell dysfunction after prolonged exposure. We investigated whether metformin, the first-line oral drug for treatment of T2DM, has beneficial effects on FFA-treated human islets and the potential mechanisms behind the effects. Insulin secretion, oxygen consumption rate (OCR), AMPK activation, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis were examined in isolated human islets after exposure to elevated levels of palmitate in the absence or presence of metformin. Read More

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October 2018
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NFATc3 deficiency reduces the classical activation of adipose tissue macrophages

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):79-89. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology, Metabolic Syndrome Research Center, Key Laboratory of Diabetes Immunology, Ministry of Education, National Clinical Research Center for Metabolic Disease, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Nuclear factors of activated T cells (NFAT) c3 have a prominent role in the regulation of proinflammatory factors in immune cells. The classically activated M1 macrophages are key players in the initiation and maintenance of adipose tissue (AT) inflammation. The role of NFATc3 in obesity and AT inflammation is unknown. Read More

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October 2018
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Recent insight into the correlation of SREBP-mediated lipid metabolism and innate immune response

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):R123-R131. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Physiology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea

Fatty acids are essential nutrients that contribute to several intracellular functions. Fatty acid synthesis and oxidation are known to be regulated by sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs), which play a pivotal role in the regulation of cellular triglyceride synthesis and cholesterol biogenesis. Recent studies point to a multifunctional role of SREBPs in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases, such as obesity, type II diabetes and cancer as well as in immune responses. Read More

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October 2018
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The emergence of the nicotinamide riboside kinases in the regulation of NAD+ metabolism

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Oct 1;61(3):R107-R121. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

The concept of replenishing or elevating NAD+ availability to combat metabolic disease and ageing is an area of intense research. This has led to a need to define the endogenous regulatory pathways and mechanisms cells and tissues utilise to maximise NAD+ availability such that strategies to intervene in the clinical setting are able to be fully realised. This review discusses the importance of different salvage pathways involved in metabolising the vitamin B3 class of NAD+ precursor molecules, with a particular focus on the recently identified nicotinamide riboside kinase pathway at both a tissue-specific and systemic level. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145238PMC
October 2018
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The mitochondrial unfolded protein response and mitohormesis: a perspective on metabolic diseases

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 10 1;61(3):R91-R105. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Research Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea

Mitochondria perform essential roles as crucial organelles for cellular and systemic energy homeostasis, and as signaling hubs, which coordinate nuclear transcriptional responses to the intra- and extra-cellular environment. Complex human diseases, including diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease and aging-related degenerative diseases are associated with alterations in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) function. However, a recent series of studies in animal models have revealed that an integrated response to tolerable mitochondrial stress appears to render cells less susceptible to subsequent aging processes and metabolic stresses, which is a key feature of mitohormesis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145237PMC
October 2018
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Loss of DBC1 (CCAR2) affects TNFα-induced lipolysis and gene expression in murine adipocytes.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 10 15;61(4):195-205. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

J Stephens, Adipocyte Biology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, United States

STAT5A (signal transducer and activator of transcription 5A) is a transcription factor that plays a role in adipocyte development and function. In this study, we report DBC1 (deleted in breast cancer 1; also known as CCAR2) as a novel STAT5A-interacting protein. DBC1 has been primarily studied in tumor cells, but there is evidence that loss of this protein may promote metabolic health in mice. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6193813PMC
October 2018
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Effect of TNF-α on the expression of ABCA1 in pancreatic β-cells.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 10 15;61(4):185-193. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

K Murao, Internal Medicine, Kagawa University, Kita-gun, 761-0793, Japan

ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), a 254-kD membrane protein, is a key regulator of lipid efflux from cells to apolipoproteins. ABCA1 in pancreatic β-cells influences insulin secretion and cholesterol homeostasis. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is a pleiotropic cytokine that elicits a wide spectrum of physiological events, including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis, and is also known to decrease glucose-dependent insulin secretion in pancreatic islets. Read More

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October 2018
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Stress and glucocorticoid receptor regulation of mitochondrial gene expression.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb;62(2):R121-R128

Glucocorticoids have long been recognized for their role in regulating the availability of energetic resources, particularly during stress. Furthermore, bidirectional connections between glucocorticoids and the physiology and function of mitochondria have been discovered over the years. However, the precise mechanisms by which glucocorticoids act on mitochondria have only recently been explored. Read More

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February 2019
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Pathobiology and genetics of adrenocortical carcinoma.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Aug 2. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

L Guasti, Endocrinology, Barts and the London School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy with an incidence worldwide of 0.7-2.0 cases/million/year. Read More

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Oncogenic kinases and perturbations in protein synthesis machinery and energetics in neoplasia.

J Mol Endocrinol 2019 Feb;62(2):R83-R103

Lady Davis Institute, SMBD JGH, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Notwithstanding that metabolic perturbations and dysregulated protein synthesis are salient features of cancer, the mechanism underlying coordination of cellular energy balance with mRNA translation (which is the most energy consuming process in the cell) is poorly understood. In this review, we focus on recently emerging insights in the molecular underpinnings of the cross-talk between oncogenic kinases, translational apparatus and cellular energy metabolism. In particular, we focus on the central signaling nodes that regulate these processes (e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347283PMC
February 2019
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Defining lipid mediators of insulin resistance - controversies and challenges.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Aug 1. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

N Turner, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Essential elements of all cells, lipids play important roles in energy production, signalling and as structural components. Despite these critical functions, excessive availability and intracellular accumulation of lipid is now recognised as a major factor contributing to many human diseases, including obesity and diabetes. In the context of these metabolic disorders, ectopic deposition of lipid has been proposed to have deleterious effects of insulin action. Read More

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August 2018
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The molecular pathways underlying early gonadal development.

J Mol Endocrinol 2018 Jul 24. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

M Wilson , Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The body of knowledge surrounding reproductive development spans the fields of genetics, anatomy, physiology and biomedicine, to build a comprehensive understanding of the later stages of reproductive development in humans and animal models. Despite this, there remains much to learn about the bi-potential progenitor structure that the ovary and testis arise from, known as the genital ridge (GR). This tissue forms relatively late in embryonic development and has the potential to form either the ovary or testis, which in turn produce hormones required for development of the rest of the reproductive tract. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/JME-17-0314DOI Listing
July 2018
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