Cristina Lemini

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Xenobiotic estrogens in the environment or diet have received much attention as a possible source of certain hormonal disease states in human and wildlife. Therefore, the detection of estrogenic activity of any substance, especially those related to the food industry, is important. The estrogenic activity of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA), a compound related(More)
The alkyl esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid known as parabens (Pbens) are used as preservatives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations. They have been reported as estrogenic. Here, we present evidence for the in vivo and in vitro bioactivities and receptor binding affinities of methylparaben (MePben), ethylparaben (EtPben), propylparaben (PrPben),(More)
Estrogenic activities of the two 17beta-aminoestrogen (AE) derivatives, prolame and butolame, were studied upon coagulation, serum luteinizing hormone (LH) and uterine weight, including endometrial morphology in castrated female rats. We have also investigated the ability of these two compounds, as well as another AE pentolame, to activate transcription(More)
The syntheses and characterizations of two new 17 beta-aminoestrogens, butolame [17 beta-(4-hydroxy-1-butylamino)-1,3,5(10)-estratrien-3-ol] and pentolame [17 beta-(5-hydroxy-1-pentylamino)-1,3,5(10)-estratrien-3-ol], are presented. Both compounds, when administered in single subcutaneous injections to male mice and rats, produce dose-dependent increases in(More)
17beta-aminoestrogens (AEs) produce anticoagulant effects in rats contrastingwith 17beta-estradiol (E2) procoagulant effects, their estrogenic effects are similar to E2, decreasing serum luteinizing hormone (LH), increasing uterine weight (Uw), activate transcription through the ERalpha and ERbeta receptors and pentolame induces progesterone (P) receptors(More)
Oxidative stress is implicated in the premature death of dopamine neurons in substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease. The incidence of Parkinson's disease is higher in men than in women, and estrogen may provide neuroprotection against oxidative damage. We examined the protective effects of estrogen on rat nigral death after chronic ozone inhalation. Ozone(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of pentolame, a 17 beta-aminoestrogen derivative, upon coagulation, serum LH, pituitary progestin receptors, uterine weight, and endometrium morphological changes in the castrated female rat. Groups of animals were subcutaneously (s.c.) injected with either estradiol (E2) (0.1 up to 1000 micrograms/animal),(More)
Esculetin (6,7-dihydroxycoumarin) and daphnetin (7,8-dihydroxycoumarin) are secondary metabolites of plants used in folk medicine. These compounds have showed great antiproliferative activity in several tumor cell lines and have been proposed as potential anticancer agents. However, the estrogenic potential of these two compounds has to date not been(More)
Clinically metamizol (MZ) has been related to alteration on haemodynamic parameters and modifications on blood pressure in humans when administered intravenously. These effects have been observed at MZ therapeutic doses. Experimentally, MZ is able to induce relaxation on several types of vascular smooth muscles and modulates the contraction induced by(More)