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Clinical and hormonal profiles correlate with molecular characteristics in patients with 11β-hydroxylase deficiency.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Given the rarity of 11β-hydroxylase deficiency (11βOHD), there is a paucity of data about the differences in clinical and biochemical characteristics of classic (C-11βOHD) and non-classic 11βOHD (NC-11βOHD).

Objective: To characterize a multicenter pediatric cohort with 11βOHD.

Method: The clinical and biochemical characteristics were retrospectively retrieved. Read More

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Neonatal androgenization in rats affects oocyte maturation.

Reprod Sci 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Laboratorio de Biología de la Reproducción, Departamento de Histología y Embriología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Androgens are relevant in order to achieve a normal growth and maturation of the follicle and oocyte, since both excess and absence of androgens may affect the correct ovarian function. The current study analyzes the impact of neonatal androgenization in the first ovulation and oocyte maturation in response to exogenous gonadotrophin stimulation. Neonatal rats were daily treated with testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, or vehicle during follicle assembly period (days 1 to 5). Read More

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Androgen receptor signalling confers clonogenic and migratory advantages in urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder.

Mol Oncol 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Urology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Bladder urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) incidence is about three times higher in men compared to women. There are several indications for the involvement of hormonal factors in the aetiology of UCC. Here, we provide evidence of androgen signalling in UCC progression. Read More

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Inhibition of Phosphodiesterase 5 Promotes the Aromatase-Mediated Estrogen Biosynthesis in Osteoblastic Cells by Activation of cGMP/PKG/SHP2 Pathway.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 12;12:636784. Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Center for Natural Products Research, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China.

Mechanical stimulation induces bone growth and remodeling by the secondary messenger, cyclic guanosine 3', 5'-monophosphate (cGMP), in osteoblasts. However, the role of cGMP in the regulation of estrogen biosynthesis, whose deficiency is a major cause of osteoporosis, remains unclear. Here, we found that the prenylated flavonoids, 3--methoxymethyl-7--benzylicaritin (13), 7--benzylicaritin (14), and 4'--methyl-8-isopentylkaempferol (15), which were synthesized using icariin analogs, promoted estrogen biosynthesis in osteoblastic UMR106 cells, with calculated EC values of 1. Read More

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Proximity-dependent Mapping of the Androgen Receptor Identifies Kruppel-like Factor 4 as a Functional Partner.

Mol Cell Proteomics 2021 Feb 26;20:100064. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Québec-Université Laval, Axe Oncologie, Québec, Quebec, Canada; Centre de recherche sur le cancer de l'Université Laval, Québec, Quebec, Canada; PROTEO-Quebec Network for Research on Protein Function, Engineering, and Applications, Québec, Quebec, Canada; Department of Molecular Biology, Medical Biochemistry and Pathology, Faculté de Médecine, Université Laval, Québec, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the third cause of cancer mortality. PCa initiation and growth are driven by the androgen receptor (AR). The AR is activated by androgens such as testosterone and controls prostatic cell proliferation and survival. Read More

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February 2021

SWATH-MS Based Proteomic Profiling of Prostate Cancer Cells Reveals Adaptive Molecular Mechanisms in Response to Anti-Androgen Therapy.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Feb 9;13(4). Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Faculty of Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer affecting men worldwide. PCa shows a broad-spectrum heterogeneity in its biological and clinical behavior. Although androgen targeted therapy (ATT) has been the mainstay therapy for advanced PCa, it inevitably leads to treatment resistance and progression to castration resistant PCa (CRPC). Read More

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February 2021

Testosterone activates glucose metabolism through AMPK and androgen signaling in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy.

Biol Res 2021 Feb 5;54(1). Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Programa de Fisiología Y Biofísica, Facultad de Medicina, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas (ICBM), Universidad de Chile, 8389100, Independencia, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Testosterone regulates nutrient and energy balance to maintain protein synthesis and metabolism in cardiomyocytes, but supraphysiological concentrations induce cardiac hypertrophy. Previously, we determined that testosterone increased glucose uptake-via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-after acute treatment in cardiomyocytes. However, whether elevated glucose uptake is involved in long-term changes of glucose metabolism or is required during cardiomyocyte growth remained unknown. Read More

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February 2021

Testosterone stimulates cholesterol clearance from human macrophages by activating LXRα.

Life Sci 2021 Mar 13;269:119040. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, Medical School, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley, UK.

Aims: Low testosterone in men is associated with increased cardiovascular events and mortality. Testosterone has beneficial effects on several cardiovascular risk factors including cholesterol, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation as key mediators of atherosclerosis. Although evidence suggests testosterone is anti-atherogenic, its mechanism of action is unknown. Read More

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Severe telomere shortening in Fanconi anemia complementation group L.

Mol Biol Rep 2021 Jan 4;48(1):585-593. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Department of Cytogenetics, ICMR-National Institute of Immunohematology, 13th floor, New Multistoried Building, K.E.M. Hospital Campus, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400012, India.

Fanconi Anemia (FA) is a rare genetic disease with the incidence of 1 in 360,000 and is characterised by bone marrow failure, physical abnormalities, pancytopenia, and high frequency of chromosomal breakage and increased risk of evolving into malignancy. Telomere plays an important role in genomic stability, ageing process and cancers. Telomere shortening has been reported in FA. Read More

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January 2021

Androgen Reduces Mitochondrial Respiration in Mouse Brown Adipocytes: A Model for Disordered Energy Balance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Dec 29;22(1). Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy that is associated with an adverse metabolic profile including reduced postprandial thermogenesis. Although abnormalities in adipose tissue function have been widely reported in women with PCOS, less is known about direct effects of androgen on white and, particularly, brown adipocytes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the nonaromatizable androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on (1) lipid accumulation and expression of adipogenic markers in immortalized mouse brown adipose cell lines (IMBATs), (2) mitochondrial respiration in IMBATs, (3) mitochondrial DNA content and gene expression, (4) expression of brown adipose tissue (BAT) markers and thermogenic activation. Read More

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December 2020

Fruit Body Extract Decreases Testosterone Catabolism and Testosterone-Stimulated Prostate Hypertrophy.

Nutrients 2020 Dec 26;13(1). Epub 2020 Dec 26.

Department of Endocrine Pharmacology, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan.

The androgens testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are essential for a variety of systemic functions in mature males. Alteration of these hormones results in late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). The fruit bodies of fungi of the genus have been regarded as folk medicine or health food with tonic and antifatigue effects. Read More

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December 2020

Steroid metabolome profiling of follicular fluid in normo- and hyperandrogenic women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2021 Feb 16;206:105806. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

The International Peace Maternal and Child Health Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Embryo Original Diseases, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous disease defined by the presence of at least two of the following features: hyperandrogenism, oligoanovulation (OA), and polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM). Hyperandrogenism is considered the cornerstone of PCOS. However, the most prevalent phenotype in Chinese women with PCOS is OA + PCOM [normo-androgenic PCOS (NA-PCOS)]. Read More

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February 2021

The impact of graphene oxide on androgen receptor signalling in prostate cancer cells.

Chemosphere 2021 Apr 30;269:128759. Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc, Slechtitelu 27, Olomouc, CZ-783 71, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Androgen receptor (AR) signalling is triggered by androgens that have lipophilic nature. Since it was indicated that graphene oxide (GO) might facilitate passive diffusion of lipophilic compounds probably via Trojan horse-like mechanism, we tested the hypothesis if this suggestion would apply for androgens as well. Thus, we investigated if GO affects dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-triggered signalling of AR in two prostate cancer-derived cell lines, 22Rv1 and LNCaP. Read More

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Melatonin ameliorates Bisphenol S induced testicular damages by modulating Nrf-2/HO-1 and SIRT-1/FOXO-1 expressions.

Environ Toxicol 2021 Mar 24;36(3):396-407. Epub 2020 Oct 24.

Department of Zoology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

BPS has detrimental effects on human reproductive health and emerged as an environmental contaminant for global health concern. This study deals with the adverse impact of BPS exposure on testicular oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis in adult male golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus and its amelioration by melatonin. BPS (75 mg/kg BW/day) exposure caused testicular impairment as evident by histological degenerative changes, declined sperm quality (viability and motility), serum levels of testosterone and melatonin with a concomitant decrease in testicular androgen receptor (AR) and melatonin receptor (MT1) expression. Read More

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Androgen Therapy in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

J Endocr Soc 2020 Nov 21;4(11):bvaa120. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy.

Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease (AD), Parkinson disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Huntington disease, are characterized by the loss of neurons as well as neuronal function in multiple regions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Several studies in animal models have shown that androgens have neuroprotective effects in the brain and stimulate axonal regeneration. The presence of neuronal androgen receptors in the peripheral and central nervous system suggests that androgen therapy might be useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Read More

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November 2020

Exposure to di-n-octyl phthalate during puberty induces hypergonadotropic hypogonadism caused by Leydig cell hyperplasia but reduced steroidogenic function in male rats.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Jan 16;208:111432. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027, China; Department of Anesthesiology, the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027, China. Electronic address:

Humans are exposed to phthalates ubiquitously, which may threaten health. However, whether di-n-octyl phthalate can prevent pubertal sexual maturity is still elusive. In this study, male Sprague Dawley rats (age 35 days) were treated daily by gavage with 0, 10, 100, and 1000 mg/kg body weight of di-n-octyl phthalate from day 35 to day 49 after birth. Read More

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January 2021

Non-genomic actions of sex hormones on pregnant uterine contractility in rats: An in vitro study at term.

Life Sci 2020 Dec 13;263:118584. Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Interdisciplinary Excellence Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary. Electronic address:

Aims: The non-genomic (prompt) actions of sex steroids on pregnant uterine contractility are not fully explored yet, the aim of our study was to clarify such effects of 17-β estradiol (E2), progesterone (P4) and testosterone (T) on late (22-day) pregnant uterine contractions together with the signaling pathways in rats in vitro.

Methods: The uterine effects of sex steroids on KCl-stimulated contractions were examined in the presence of genomic pathway blocker actinomycin D and cycloheximide, sex hormone receptor antagonists (flutamide, fulvestrant, mifepristone) and also after removing the endometrium. The modifications in uterine G-protein activation and cAMP levels were also detected. Read More

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December 2020

Actaea racemosa L. extract inhibits steroid sulfation in human breast cancer cells: Effects on androgen formation.

Phytomedicine 2020 Dec 25;79:153357. Epub 2020 Sep 25.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria; Vienna Metabolomics Center (VIME), University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria. Electronic address:

Background: Actaea racemosa L., also known as black cohosh, is a popular herb commonly used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. Because of its purported estrogenic activity, black cohosh root extract (BCE) may trigger breast cancer growth. Read More

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December 2020

The in vitro effects of trimethyltin on the androgen biosynthesis of rat immature Leydig cells.

Toxicology 2020 11 6;444:152577. Epub 2020 Sep 6.

Department of Urology, Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo Hospital of Zhejiang University, Ningbo 315010, China.

Trimethyltin (TMT) is widely used in industry and agriculture. The present study aims to clarify the effects of in vitro TMT exposure on androgen biosynthesis and metabolism in immature Leydig cells (ILCs), and to unveil the underlying mechanism. It was found that 1-10μM TMT decreased ILC androgen productions under basal conditions. Read More

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November 2020

Novel functions of the luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin receptor in prostate cancer cells and patients.

PLoS One 2020 3;15(9):e0238814. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center, Department of Urology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prostate cancer (PCa) cells become castrate-resistant after initial tumor regression following castration-based lowering of testosterone (T). De-novo intra-tumoral steroid synthesis is a suggested biological mechanism of castration resistant PCa, but the regulators are unknown. Testicular T production is controlled by the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR). Read More

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November 2020

Mechanisms Underlying Absent Training-Induced Improvement in Insulin Action in Lean, Hyperandrogenic Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Diabetes 2020 11 1;69(11):2267-2280. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Molecular Physiology Section, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have been shown to be less insulin sensitive compared with control (CON) women, independent of BMI. Training is associated with molecular adaptations in skeletal muscle, improving glucose uptake and metabolism in both healthy individuals and patients with type 2 diabetes. In the current study, lean hyperandrogenic women with PCOS ( = 9) and healthy CON women ( = 9) completed 14 weeks of controlled and supervised exercise training. Read More

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November 2020

Intracrine Testosterone Activation in Human Pancreatic β-Cells Stimulates Insulin Secretion.

Diabetes 2020 11 27;69(11):2392-2399. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Testosterone (T) affects β-cell function in men and women. T is a prohormone that undergoes intracrine conversion in target tissues to the potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) via the enzyme 5α-reductase (5α-R) or to the active estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2) via the aromatase enzyme. Using male and female human pancreas sections, we show that the 5α-R type 1 isoform (SRD5A1) and aromatase are expressed in male and female β-cells. Read More

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November 2020

Salicylate administration suppresses the inflammatory response to nutrients and improves ovarian function in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2020 10 24;319(4):E744-E752. Epub 2020 Aug 24.

Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation are often present in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We examined the effects of salsalate treatment on nutrient-induced OS and inflammation, ovarian androgen secretion, ovulation, and insulin sensitivity in PCOS. Eight lean insulin-sensitive women with PCOS and eight age- and body composition-matched ovulatory controls for baseline comparison participated in the study. Read More

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October 2020

The role of iron in mediating testosterone's effects on erythropoiesis in mice.

FASEB J 2020 09 15;34(9):11672-11684. Epub 2020 Jul 15.

Research Program in Men's Health: Aging and Metabolism, The Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Testosterone stimulates iron-dependent erythropoiesis and suppresses hepcidin. To clarify the role of iron in mediating testosterone's effects on erythropoiesis, we induced iron deficiency in mice by feeding low iron diet. Iron-replete and iron-deficient mice were treated weekly with testosterone propionate or vehicle for 3 weeks. Read More

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September 2020

Chemerin Impairs In Vitro Testosterone Production, Sperm Motility, and Fertility in Chicken: Possible Involvement of Its Receptor CMKLR1.

Cells 2020 07 1;9(7). Epub 2020 Jul 1.

INRA UMR85 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, France CNRS UMR7247 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, France Université François Rabelais de Tours F-37041 Tours, IFCE F-37380 Nouzilly, France.

The chemokine chemerin is a novel adipokine involved in the regulation of energy metabolism but also female reproductive functions in mammals. Its effects on male fertility are less studied. Here, we investigated the involvement of chemerin in chicken male reproduction. Read More

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The TOTEM RRMS (Testosterone Treatment on neuroprotection and Myelin Repair in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis) trial: study protocol for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Trials 2020 Jun 29;21(1):591. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Centre d᾿Investigation Clinique INSERM 1434, Strasbourg, France.

Background: Central nervous system damage in multiple sclerosis (MS) is responsible for serious deficiencies. Current therapies are focused on the treatment of inflammation; however, there is an urgent need for innovative therapies promoting neuroregeneration, particularly myelin repair. It is demonstrated that testosterone can act through neural androgen receptors and several clinical observations stimulated an interest in the potential protective effects of testosterone treatment for MS. Read More

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The continuous presence of ewes in estrus in spring influences testicular volume, testicular echogenicity and testosterone concentration, but not LH pulsatility in rams.

Animal 2020 Dec 16;14(12):2554-2561. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

Centro de Investigación en Reproducción Caprina, Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez y Carretera a Santa Fe, C.P. 27054, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico.

The continuous presence of active male small ruminants prevents seasonal anestrus in females, but evidence of the same mechanism operating from the females to the males is scarce. This study assessed the effects of the continuous presence of ewes in estrus in spring on ram sexual activity, testicular size and echogenicity, and LH and testosterone concentrations. On 1 March, 20 rams were assigned to two groups (n = 10 each): isolated (ISO) from other sheep, or stimulated (STI) by 12 ewes, which were separated from the rams by an openwork metal barrier, allowing contact between sexes. Read More

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December 2020

Characterization of StAR protein of Rhinella arenarum (Amphibia, Anura).

Gen Comp Endocrinol 2020 09 11;295:113535. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:

The steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein performs the delivery of cholesterol from the outer to inner mitochondrial membrane. This is considered the rate-limiting step of acute steroid production, widely studied in mammals. However, there are only few reports regarding the characterization and expression of StAR protein in non-mammalian vertebrates. Read More

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September 2020

New Thieno-[2,3-d]pyrimidine-Based Functional Antagonist for the Receptor of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.

Dokl Biochem Biophys 2020 Mar 1;491(1):77-80. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, 194223, St.-Petersburg, Russia.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antagonists are required for the treatment of TSH-dependent tumors and Graves disease. We developed the compound 5-amino-N-(tert-butyl)-4-(4-iodophenyl)-2-(methylthio)thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine-6-carboxamide (TP48) and showed that it reduces the TSH-stimulated adenylate cyclase activity in rat thyroid membranes. Pretreatment of rats with compound TP48 (ip, 40 mg/kg) reduced the increase in the levels of total and free thyroxin in blood and the increase in the expression of thyroglobulin and D2 deiodinase genes in the thyroid gland, which are responsible for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which were caused by intranasal administration of thyroliberin to animals (300 μg/kg). Read More

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The Curcumin Derivative, H10, Suppresses Hormone-Dependent Prostate Cancer by Inhibiting 17β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 3.

Front Pharmacol 2020 8;11:637. Epub 2020 May 8.

Institute of Biomedicine and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Bioengineering Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

The 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 3 (17β-HSD3) enzyme is a potential therapeutic target for hormone-dependent prostate cancer, as it is the key enzyme in the last step of testosterone (T) biosynthesis. A curcumin analog, H10, was optimized for inhibiting T production in LC540 cells that stably overexpressed 17β-HSD3 enzyme (LC540 [17β-HSD3]) (P < 0.01), without affecting progesterone (P) synthesis. Read More

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