Carl Woodham

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Neonatal exposure to estrogens permanently alters rat prostate growth and epithelial differentiation leading to prostatic dysplasia on aging. The effects are lobe-specific, with the greatest response observed in the ventral lobe. Recently, a novel estrogen receptor (ER) complementary DNA was cloned from the rat prostate and termed ER-beta (ER beta) due to(More)
Differential autoregulation of androgen receptors (AR) has been previously described for the separate lobes of the rat prostate gland. While AR are up-regulated by testosterone in the ventral, dorsal, and LP1 lateral lobes, the epithelial cells of the LP2 lateral ducts show continued expression of the AR protein following androgen withdrawal. To determine(More)
Brief exposure of male rats to estrogens during the neonatal period interrupts normal prostate development, alters epithelial cell differentiation, and predisposes this gland to hyperplasia and severe dysplasia analogous to prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) with aging. Previous work demonstrated that the reduced growth, secretory activity, and(More)
Exposure of male rats to estrogens during the neonatal period retards prostate branching morphogenesis, blocks epithelial differentiation, and predisposes the adult prostate to hyperplasia and dysplasia. The mechanism of neonatal estrogenization is not well understood. The present study evaluated transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) in the neonatally(More)
Brief administration of estrogen to newborn rats permanently restricts prostatic growth and testosterone sensitivity in adulthood. Previous work demonstrated that neonatal exposure to estradiol benzoate produced lobe-specific imprints in prostatic androgen receptor (AR) expression. Epithelial cell AR was markedly reduced or absent in the adult ventral and(More)
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