Arnd Lauber

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Previously, we showed that estrogen receptor (ER) messenger RNA (mRNA) levels are decreased in cells of the mediobasal hypothalamus of ovariectomized (OVX) female rats following an acute estradiol treatment. Here, we examined whether the level of ER mRNA remains depressed in the continued long-term presence of estradiol, and questioned if there is a(More)
Previous studies have shown that estrogen increases the level of progestin receptors (PR) to a greater extent in female than in male rat hypothalamus. In order to determine if sex-specific regulation of the PR protein might be attributable to estrogenic effects on the PR message, in situ hybridization was used to assess sex differences in levels of(More)
Abstract We have used in situ hybridization to investigate estradiol regulation of estrogen receptor (ER) mRNA in regions of the mediobasal hypothalamus which contain ER and are related to specific neuroendocrine functions. Ovariectomized rats were treated with oil or 10 mug estradiol benzoate for 2, 4, 18 or 24 h. Brains were sectioned and hybridized with(More)
In breast cancer, epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (EGFR) expression is inversely correlated with expression of estrogen receptor (ER) and predicts the prognosis and failure of endocrine therapy. We report here, for the first time, that in ER-positive breast cancer cell lines, MCF-7, T47D, and BT474, 17 beta-estradiol (E2) transiently induced EGFR(More)
A clear neuroendocrine sex difference lies in the ability of the female rat to produce an ovulatory surge of luteinizing hormone. Preoptic neurons, as they respond to estrogen and progesterone, have been proven to be involved in this mechanism, with an emphasis on the possible participation of neurons in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus and the(More)
Over the past 20 years many investigators have shown that one can facilitate sexual receptivity in estrogen-primed rats either by giving progesterone or a drug which stimulates or inhibits a neurotransmitter system. Drugs which have been reported to substitute for progesterone include cholinergic agonists, serotonergic agonists and antagonists, dopaminergic(More)
Hormone effects on proenkephalin (PE) mRNA allow an opportunity to compare a brain region-specific molecular change with a quantifiable behavior. Slot blots were used to measure PE mRNA levels in the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMN) and preoptic area (POA) as a function of the dose of estrogen administered to ovariectomized rats. Every rat used had been(More)
The receptor-binding factor (RBF) for the avian oviduct progesterone (Pg) receptor (PR) has previously been shown to be a unique 10-kDa nuclear matrix protein that generates high affinity PR-binding sites on avian DNA. This paper describes the use of Southwestern blot and DNA gel shift analyses with RBF protein to identify a minimal 54-base pair RBF-binding(More)
Studies from other laboratories have demonstrated that agents which interact with the dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurotransmitter systems alter the concentrations of cytosolic hypothalamic estrogen receptors. These results have led to the hypothesis that catecholamine systems are involved intimately with the regulation of brain estrogen receptors. The(More)