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Is dehydroepiandrosterone a hormone?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is not a hormone but it is a very important prohormone secreted in large amounts by the adrenals in humans and other primates, but not in lower species. It is secretedExpand
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Endocrine and intracrine sources of androgens in women: inhibition of breast cancer and other roles of androgens and their precursor dehydroepiandrosterone.
Serum androgens as well as their precursors and metabolites decrease from the age of 30-40 yr in women, thus suggesting that a more physiological hormone replacement therapy at menopause shouldExpand
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Localization of oestrogen receptor alpha, oestrogen receptor beta and androgen receptors in the rat reproductive organs.
There is now evidence that oestrogens and androgens can influence male and female reproductive systems. In order to accurately identify the sites of action of oestrogens and androgens, we haveExpand
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Inactivation of androgens by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase enzymes in humans
In humans, 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD), 17beta-HSD and 5alpha-reductase activities in androgen target tissues, such as the prostate and skin, convert dehydroepiandrosterone,Expand
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An immediate response of ribosomal transcription to growth factor stimulation in mammals is mediated by ERK phosphorylation of UBF.
Ribosomal transcription in mammals is regulated in response to growth, differentiation, disease, and aging, but the mechanisms of this regulation have remained unresolved. We show that epidermalExpand
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Competitive recruitment of CBP and Rb-HDAC regulates UBF acetylation and ribosomal transcription.
RNA polymerase I (PolI) transcription is activated by the HMG box architectural factor UBF, which loops approximately 140 bp of DNA into the enhancesome, necessitating major chromatin remodeling.Expand
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Neurosteroids: expression of steroidogenic enzymes and regulation of steroid biosynthesis in the central nervous system.
Steroid hormones, which are synthesized in the adrenal gland, gonads and placenta, exert a large array of biological effects on the nervous system. In particular, steroid hormones play an importantExpand
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Specificity and regioselectivity of the conjugation of estradiol, estrone, and their catecholestrogen and methoxyestrogen metabolites by human uridine diphospho-glucuronosyltransferases expressed in
Uridine diphospho-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) inactivate and facilitate the excretion of estrogens to glucuronides (-G), the most abundant circulating estrogen conjugates. The identity of theExpand
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T-DNA mediated disruption of essential gametophytic genes in Arabidopsis is unexpectedly rare and cannot be inferred from segregation distortion alone
Abstract Many genes are thought to be expressed during the haploid phase in plants, however, very few haploid-specific genes have been isolated so far. T-DNA insertion mutagenesis is a powerful toolExpand
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The two genes homologous to Arabidopsis FAE1 co-segregate with the two loci governing erucic acid content in Brassica napus
Abstract KCS (β-keto-acyl-CoA synthase) has been proposed as a candidate gene for explaining the erucic acid level in rapeseed. Degenerate PCR primers corresponding to the FAE1 gene have beenExpand
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