Gabriela González-Agüero

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Progesterone receptors (PR) have been detected in human astrocytomas; however, the expression pattern of PR isoforms in these brain tumors is unknown. Progesterone receptor isoforms expression was studied in 13 biopsies of astrocytomas (6 grade III, and 7 grade IV) from adult Mexican patients by using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and(More)
Steroid hormone receptors are involved in the regulation of tumor growth. Two progesterone receptor (PR) isoforms have been identified in humans: a larger form (PR-B) and the N-terminally truncated one (PR-A). PR isoforms can exert opposite functions and are differentially regulated by estrogens. PR have been detected in several brain tumors including(More)
Astrocytomas are the most frequent primary brain tumors and constitute a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. We studied the effects of progesterone and its antagonist, RU486, on cell growth of two human astrocytoma cell lines with different evolution grade (U373, grade III; and D54, grade IV). Progesterone receptor expression was determined by Western(More)
Progesterone and estradiol participate in the regulation of several reproductive functions through interaction with intracellular progesterone receptors (PR) and estrogen receptors (ER), respectively. In this work, we determined PR and ER-alpha isoforms content in the brain of chicks of both sexes on days 8 and 13 of embryonic development as well as on the(More)
Rabbit submandibular glands produce secretions involved in olfactory communication. The histology of these glands and their secretory activity are: sexually dimorphic; vary across the female reproductive cycle; and are modified by gonadectomy. This suggests that gonadal steroids regulate the structure and function of such glands. To further support this(More)
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