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Progesterone, also known as P4 (pregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione), is a C-21 steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy (supports gestation) and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Despite the physiological effects, P4 is also effective for the treatment of numerous pathological states, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis(More)
Inflammatory response has been reported to contribute to the renal lesions in rat Thy-1 nephritis (Thy-1N) as an animal model of human mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis (MsPGN). Besides C5b-9 complex, C5a is also a potent pro-inflammatory mediator and correlated to severity of various nephritic diseases. However, the role of C5a in mediating(More)
Cisplatin treatment some times leads to chemoresistance, which is now acknowledged partially due to the inductive expression of progesterone receptor membrane component (PGRMC)1 in ovarian cancer cells. PGRMC1 enhances autophagy, activates cytochrome p450, and inveigles signaling pathways to promote cell survival and reduce the effect of drug treatments. In(More)
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