We utilized transgenic mice harboring a cre recombinase-dependent reporter gene (mTmG). These mice express membrane targeted tandem dimer Tomato (mTomato) prior to cre-mediated excision and membrane targeted EGFP (mEGFP) following excision. The mTmG mice were crossed with transgenic mice expressing either smooth muscle myosin heavy chain (Myh11) or smooth muscle α-actin (Acta2) driven tamoxifen regulated cre recombinase. Following treatment of adult mice with tamoxifen these mice express mEGFP exclusively in differentiated smooth muscle cells. Subsequently vascular injury was induced in the mice by carotid artery ligation and the contribution of mEGFP positive cells to the neointima determined.
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We addressed this lack of technology, and established and thoroughly characterized CreERT2 and tTA transgenic rats with forebrain-specific transgene expression, controlled by the CaMKII alpha promoter. In addition, we developed new universal rat reporter lines for both transcription control systems and established inducible and efficient reporter gene expression in forebrain neurons.
PDK1 is an essential protein kinase that plays a critical role in mammalian development. Mouse lacking PDK1 leads to multiple abnormalities and embryonic lethality at E9.5. To elucidate the role of PDK1 in the heart, we investigated the cardiac phenotype of mice that lack PDK1 in the heart in different growth periods and the alteration of PDK1 signaling in human failing heart.
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To investigate the role of ERRγ in the alcohol-mediated regulation of CYP2E1 and to examine the possibility to control alcohol-mediated oxidative stress and liver injury through an ERRγ inverse agonist.
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Overall, the tumor volume and the PCNA LI% within live tumor areas were reduced by 83% and 99%, respectively, in all TAM-treated groups when compared to the untreated control group. GbE treatment (100 mg/kg) reduced the proportions of live (24.8%) and necrotic areas (2.9%) (p = 0.046 and p = 0.038, respectively) and significantly increased the proportion of degenerative areas (72.9%) (p = 0.004) in mammary tumors when compared to the group treated only with TAM. The expression of ER-α, p63 and cleaved caspase-3 in live tumor tissues was not modified by GbE treatment.
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This was an exploratory analysis of the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study II, a double-blind randomized clinical trial in which women at increased risk of breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive anastrozole or placebo. This is the first report of risk factors for and characteristics of CTS in women taking an AI in a placebo-controlled trial.
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Both androgen and estrogen play important roles in bone metabolism. As estrogen has a potent inhibitory effect on bone resorption, bone turnover increases in postmenopausal osteoprosis caused by estrogen deficiency. Treatment with selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) as well as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) improve bone turnover increased in postmenopausal women to normal range before menopause. Although the decrease of androgen level with aging is involved in pathogenesis of male osteoporosis, the detailed mechanism remains to be clarified.
Proteomic profiling of the estrogen/tamoxifen-sensitive MCF-7 cell line and its partially sensitive (MCF-7/LCC1) and fully resistant (MCF-7/LCC9) variants was performed to identify modifiers of endocrine sensitivity in breast cancer. Analysis of the expression of 120 paired phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated epitopes in key oncogenic and tumor suppressor pathways revealed that STAT1 and several phosphorylated epitopes (phospho-STAT1(Tyr701) and phospho-STAT3(Ser727)) were differentially expressed between endocrine resistant and parental controls, confirmed by qRT-PCR and western blotting. The STAT1 inhibitor EGCG was a more effective inhibitor of the endocrine resistant MCF-7/LCC1 and MCF-7/LCC9 lines than parental MCF-7 cells, while STAT3 inhibitors Stattic and WP1066 were equally effective in endocrine-resistant and parental lines. The effects of the STAT inhibitors were additive, rather than synergistic, when tested in combination with tamoxifen in vitro. Expression of STAT1 and STAT3 were measured by quantitative immunofluorescence in invasive breast cancers and matched lymph nodes. When lymph node expression was compared to its paired primary breast cancer expression, there was greater expression of cytoplasmic STAT1 (∼3.1 fold), phospho-STAT3(Ser727) (∼1.8 fold), and STAT5 (∼1.5 fold) and nuclear phospho-STAT3(Ser727) (∼1.5 fold) in the nodes. Expression levels of STAT1 and STAT3 transcript were analysed in 550 breast cancers from publicly available gene expression datasets (GSE2990, GSE12093, GSE6532). When treatment with tamoxifen was considered, STAT1 gene expression was nearly predictive of distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS, log-rank p = 0.067), while STAT3 gene expression was predictive of DMFS (log-rank p<0.0001). Analysis of STAT1 and STAT3 protein expression in a series of 546 breast cancers also indicated that high expression of STAT3 protein was associated with improved survival (DMFS, p = 0.006). These results suggest that STAT signaling is important in endocrine resistance, and that STAT inhibitors may represent potential therapies in breast cancer, even in the resistant setting.
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In some conditions, female sexual behavior in ovariectomized rats can be induced by continuous exposure of estradiol (E2) alone or by a single injection of a high dose of the long-lasting, esterified estradiol benzoate (EB). However, there are inconsistencies in the literature on the role of estrogens during priming or in the facilitation on female sexual behavior in EB-primed rats, as well as the cellular mechanisms involved. Either subcutaneous (sc) or intracerebral (icv) administration of some doses of free unesterified E2, induced lordosis in EB-primed rats. Either sc or icv injection of E2, immediately prior to testing, induced high levels of sexual receptivity when the female rats were primed with an EB sc injection of 2 μg EB. The roles of progesterone receptor (PR) and estrogen receptor on lordosis induced by sc or icv administration of E2 were explored. Tamoxifen or RU486 administrated sc or icv; each reduced lordosis induced by E2. Similarly, antisense oligonucleotides directed at PR-B or total PR (PR-A + PR-B) administrated icv immediately before EB injection inhibited lordosis induced by daily injections of EB. These results suggest that lordosis facilitated by free E2 is dependent on priming dose of EB. Furthermore both ERs and PRs are involved in this action of E2.
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Previously, we showed that caveolin-1 (Cav-1) expression is down-regulated in human breast cancer-associated fibroblasts. However, it remains unknown whether loss of Cav-1 occurs in the breast tumor stroma in vivo. Here, we immunostained a well-annotated breast cancer tissue microarray with antibodies against Cav-1 and scored its stromal expression. An absence of stromal Cav-1 was associated with early disease recurrence, advanced tumor stage, and lymph node metastasis, resulting in a 3.6-fold reduction in progression-free survival. When tamoxifen-treated patients were selected, an absence of stromal Cav-1 was a strong predictor of poor clinical outcome, suggestive of tamoxifen resistance. Interestingly, in lymph node-positive patients, an absence of stromal Cav-1 predicted an 11.5-fold reduction in 5-year progression-free survival. Clinical outcomes among patients positive for HER2, and patients triple-negative for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and HER2, were also strictly dependent on stromal Cav-1 levels. When our results were adjusted for tumor and nodal staging, an absence of stromal Cav-1 remained an independent predictor of poor outcome. Thus, stromal Cav-1 expression can be used to stratify human breast cancer patients into low-risk and high-risk groups, and to predict their risk of early disease recurrence at diagnosis. Based on related mechanistic studies, we suggest that breast cancer patients lacking stromal Cav-1 might benefit from anti-angiogenic therapy in addition to standard regimens. We conclude that Cav-1 functions as a tumor suppressor in the stromal microenvironment.
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This in vitro study revealed clear differences in results when various hormone therapy preparations, alone or combined with fulvestrant, are added to ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancer cell lines.
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In view of the large variability on therapeutic response and the multiple factors associated to tamoxifen (TAM) metabolic activation, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of CYP2D6 and CYP3A4 phenotypes, drug interactions, and vitamin D exposure on TAM metabolism in a group of breast cancer patients.
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To assess whether ovarian histopathological examination in repeated-dose rodent toxicity study could reliably anticipate toxic effects on female reproductive function and to assess whether ovarian change could be detected in a 2-week repeated-dose toxicity study, tamoxifen was administrated orally to female rats at 0.005, 0.03, or 0.2 mg/kg/day for 2 and 4 weeks in the repeated-dose toxicity studies, and for 2 weeks prior to cohabitation, during cohabitation, and through Gestation Day 7 in a female fertility study. The relationship between ovarian histopathological findings and fertility results was investigated. Findings at 0.03 and 0.2 mg/kg/day included decreases in body weight gains associated with decreases in food consumption, in 2- and 4-week repeated-dose toxicity studies and fertility study. The ovarian histopathological findings included increases in large atretic follicles, increases in interstitium cells and absence of newly-formed corpus lutea at 0.2 mg/kg/day in the 2-week study and at 0.03 and 0.2 mg/kg/day in the 4-week study. The treatment induced estrogenic and antiestrogenic reactions in the uterus, while mucinous degeneration was detected in the vagina. Effects on female fertility consisted primarily of disturbance of estrus cycle and decreases in numbers of pregnant rats which were considered to be related to ovarian histopathological changes. Based on these findings, ovarian histopathological evaluation in the repeated-dose toxicity study could anticipate the effects of tamoxifen on female fertility via ovarian dysfunction at slightly toxic doses, and 2-week treatment of tamoxifen at appropriate dose could be sufficient to detect ovarian toxicity by microscopic examination.
We conducted a 1-year observational study of patients of age > or = 60 years in a clinical setting at 917 sites in 10 European countries (Germany, Greece, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Romania, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia), Lebanon and South Africa. Demographic data, concomitant diseases, the reasons for intervention, educational, socio-economical status and disease knowledge were captured at baseline. Self-reported compliance, discontinuation data and health status were collected.
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Results show a favorable decrease of 3% per year for CBC incidence in the United States since 1985. This overall trend was driven by declining CBC rates after an ER-positive cancer, possibly because of the widespread usage of adjuvant hormone therapies, after the results of the Nolvadex Adjuvant Trial Organisation were published in 1983, and/or other adjuvant treatments.
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Endocrine therapies of breast cancer are effective but ultimately fail because of the development of treatment resistance. We have previously revealed several genes leading to tamoxifen resistance in vitro by retroviral insertion mutagenesis. To understand the manner in which these genes yield tamoxifen resistance, their effects on global gene expression were studied and those genes resulting in a distinct gene expression profile were further investigated for their clinical relevance.
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This study examines a modern cohort of women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS) in order to identify potential differences in clinical presentation, treatments, and outcome based on age.
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With a median follow-up of 74 months (range, 5-189), there were 11 local recurrences (invasive carcinoma in 6 and DCIS in 5) and 1 regional recurrence. The 7-year LRR rate was 3.8%. On univariate analysis, age and margin width were significant risk factors influencing LRR (p = 0.017 and 0.014, respectively). When age and margin width were combined among 211 patients whose margin width were available, the 7-year LRR rates were as follows (p < 0.001): (1) 0% in patients with age >50 years and any margin width status (n = 64), (2) 1.2% in age ≤50 years and margin width ≥1 cm (n = 93), (3) 13.1% in age ≤50 years and margin width <1 cm (n = 54).
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The relative impact of tamoxifen therapy in women with breast cancer on overall survival, especially as it pertains to cardiac and cardiovascular outcomes, remains under debate in the literature. This review focuses specifically on outcomes of studies that examined large clinical trials with longest duration in patient follow-up relative to these parameters in which compliance with therapy could be documented. Over time, evidence supports potential cardioprotective effects and capacity of adjuvant therapy to improve lipid profiles in women treated with tamoxifen. While some benefit to cardiac health is supported, outcomes related to cardiovascular events remain variable across studies and challenging to interpret. In summary, overall survival in women treated with tamoxifen over time has increasingly shown a trend towards positive outcomes in the context of evaluation of post-treatment cardiac and vascular health. Potential mechanisms underlying the cardioprotective effects of tamoxifen are briefly discussed.
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(1) The Her-2 overexpression rate was 26.6%. Her-2 overexpression was significantly negatively correlated with expressions of ER and PR (both P < 0.01). (2) The general 3-year disease-free survival (DFS) rate of those treated with TAM was 92.7%; and the 3-year GFS rate of the subgroup of the TAM-treated patients with Her-1 overexpression was 91.2%, significantly lower than that of those without Her-2 overexpression (93.4%, P = 0.004). (3) The 3-year DFS rate premenopausal patients with Her-2 overexpression was 91.8%, not significantly different from that of those without Her-2 overexpression (92.6%, P > 0.05), however, the 3-year DFS rate of the postmenopausal patients with Her-2 overexpression was 90.4%, significantly lower than that of those without Her-2 overexpression (92.6%, P = 0.010). (4) The 3-year DFS rate of the axillary lymph node-positive patients with Her-2 overexpression was 89.1%, significantly lower than that without Her-2 overexpression (92.3%, P = 0.037). (5) In the premenopausal patients there was no significant difference in the 3-year DFS rate between the lymph node-negative patients with and without Her-2 overexpression (P > 0.05). However, in the postmenopausal lymph node positive patients the 3-year DFS rate of those with Her-2 overexpression was 88.7%, significantly lower than that of those without Her-2 overexpression (92.2%, P = 0.0069).
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Exemestane 25 mg daily taken for at least three years is a new option for the prevention of breast cancer in high-risk postmenopausal women. Indirectly compared with SERMs, exemestane has a similar frequency of bothersome adverse effects without the risk of thromboembolic events or endometrial cancer, though an increased risk of osteoporosis is of concern.
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According to the subgroup analysis, a significant reduction of endometrial polyps was obtained (OR = 0.22, 95% CI 0.13-0.37, p < 0.00001). The use of LNG-IUS reduced the incidence of endometrial hyperplasia (OR = 0.13, 95% CI 0.03-0.58, p = 0.007). Increased abnormal vaginal bleeding for LNG-IUS users may be an adverse aspect of LNG-IUS.
We describe the internal organization of murine embryoid bodies (EBs) in terms of the structures and cell types formed as Oct4 expression becomes progressively lost. This is done by making the EBs from iPS cells carrying a novel Oct4 reporter (Oct4-MerCreMer;mTmG) which is inducible, sensitive, and permanent in all cellular progeny. When these EBs are treated with tamoxifen, the Oct4 expressing cells switch from a red to a green fluorescence color, and this is maintained thereafter by all their progeny. We show that there is no specific pattern in which Oct4 is downregulated, rather it appears to be spatially random. Many of the earliest cells to lose Oct4 expression stain positive for markers of visceral endoderm (DAB2, α-fetoprotein (AFP), HNF4). These are randomly located, although if endoderm differentiation is allowed to commence before EB formation then an external layer is formed. This is true both of EBs made from the reporter iPS cells, or from an embryo-derived mouse ES line (R1 cells). Markers of the early body axis, Brachyury (BRA) and FOXA2, usually showed a concentration of positive cells in one region of the EB, but the morphology is not predictable and there are also scattered cells expressing these markers. These patterns are similar in R1 cells. Use of the Oct4 reporter showed a difference between BRA and FOXA2. BRA, which marks the early mesoderm, node and notochord, arises in Oct4 expressing cells on days 3-4. FOXA2, which marks the floor plate of the neural tube and definitive endoderm, as well as the node and notochord, arises at the same time but mostly in cells that have already lost Oct4 expression. Several clumps of cardiomyocytes are visible by days 7-8 of EB development, both in our iPS cells and in R1 cells. Using the Oct4 reporter we show that the cells forming these clumps lose Oct4 expression between days 3 and 5. Overall, our results indicate that EBs recapitulate normal development quite well in terms of the tempo of events and the appearance of specific markers, but they do not resemble embryos in terms of their morphology.
This study compared the efficiency of the aromatase inhibitor, anastrazole, with the antioestrogenic receptor blocker, tamoxifen, on normal (NRL) and hyperplastic prostate glands. Forty healthy dogs were classified as NRL (n = 18) or abnormal (ABN) with benign prostate hyperplasia (n = 22). The dogs were randomly assigned to one of the following six groups, treated for 60 days; oral placebo for normal (NRL-PLC; n = 6) and abnormal (ABN-PLC; n = 6), oral anastrazole 0.25-1 mg/day, for normal (NRL-ANZ, n = 6) and abnormal (ABN-ANZ, n = 8) and oral tamoxifen citrate 2.5-10 mg/day for normal (NRL-TMX; n = 6) and abnormal (ABN-TMX; n = 8) dogs. The dogs were evaluated before treatment and then monthly for 4 months. At the end of the treatment, the prostatic volume decreased by 28.5 +/- 4.3%, 21.6 +/- 6.3% and 0.7 +/- 1.0% in the ABN-TMX, ABN-ANZ and ABN-PLC (p < 0.01), respectively. From then on, prostatic volume began to increase without reaching pre-treatment values at the end of the study. In the ABN animals, there were no differences for this parameter between ANZ and TMX treatment (p > 0.1), whereas in the NRL animals ANZ produced a less pronounced decrease (p < 0.05), libido, testicular consistency and scrotal diameter decreased during treatment in the TMX group (p > 0.05). These parameters and sperm volume, count, motility and morphological abnormalities remained unaltered throughout the study in the ANZ and PLC groups (p > 0.05). There were no haematological nor biochemical side effects. Anastrazole might offer a safe and effective alternative for the medical management of dogs with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Podocytes play an important role in maintaining normal glomerular function. A podocyte-specific conditional knockout technology has been established by the use of transgenic mice expressing a podocyte-specific Cre recombinase to clarify the role of genes expressed in the podocytes. However, it may be difficult to examine the role of genes in certain pathologic conditions using conventional podocyte-specific knockout mice because they may be embryonically lethal or exhibit congenital renal abnormality.
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Contrary to current literature, it seems that tamoxifen-induced corneal abnormalities may persist for years after drug withdrawal.