Ya-Hua Zhuang

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Steroids and their nuclear receptors play crucial roles in the development and maintenance of normal functions of the human mammary gland (HMG). They have also been implicated in breast carcinogenesis. However, the study of steroid action in normal HMG has been hampered by experimental difficulties. By using a newly established in vitro long-term culture(More)
A differential display method was used to study genes the expression of which is altered during growth inhibition induced by medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). A transcript of G-protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) was upregulated by MPA in estrogen-treated MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Northern-blot analysis showed a progestin-specific primary target gene,(More)
The steroid hormone progesterone is known to have profound effects on growth and differentiation of normal and malignant breast epithelial cells. The biologic actions of progesterone are exerted through the nuclear progesterone receptor-mediated control of target gene transcription. We utilized differential display polymerase chain reaction (DD-RT-PCR) to(More)
Androgens regulate the development and sexual dimorphism of rodent Harderian and submandibular glands. This effect is believed to be mediated by the androgen receptor. Immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting were carried out to study the receptor in normal, castrated and dihydrotestosterone-supplemented rat Harderian and submandibular glands.(More)
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