Yaoyao Dong

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Gossypol is a chemical isolated from cotton seeds. It exists as (+) or (-) enantiomer and has been tested for anticancer, abortion-inducing, and male contraception. Progesterone formed from pregnenolone by 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (HSD3B1) and estradiol from androgen by aromatase (CYP19A1) are critical for the maintenance of pregnancy or associated(More)
Resveratrol is a polyphenol produced by several plants. It has been demonstrated that it has anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and anti-diabetic effects in animal models. However, its side effects are generally unclear. In the present study, we reported that resveratrol inhibited luteinizing hormone-stimulated androgen production in rat immature Leydig cells.(More)
Ziram is a widely used fungicide for crops. Its endocrine disrupting action is largely unknown. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, isoforms 1 (HSD11B1) and 2 (HSD11B2), have been demonstrated to be the regulators of the local levels of active glucocorticoids, which have broad physiological actions. In the present study, the potency of ziram was tested for(More)
Engeletin, a bioactive flavonoid, has attracted much attention recently by virtue of its multiple biological (anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory) activities. Despite signifying many therapeutic applications researches indicating quantification or pharmacokinetics of engeletin in biological matrix are still lacking. Here, a simple, sensitive, accurate and(More)
Fetal exposure to di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) causes the adult disease such as lower testosterone production and infertility. However, the mechanism is still unknown. The objective of the present study is to determine how DBP affects the involution of fetal Leydig cells during the neonatal period and how this event causes the delayed development of the adult(More)
Taxifolin is a flavonoid in food plants. Kidney 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 (11β-HSD2) is an NAD+-dependent oxidase that inactivates glucocorticoid cortisol (human) or corticosterone (rodents) into biologically inert 11 keto glucocorticoids. The present study investigated the effects of taxifolin on rat and human kidney microsomal 11β-HSD2. Taxifolin(More)
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are involved in the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous compounds. Human and rat liver microsomes were used to investigate the inhibitory effects of methoxychlor (MXC) and its metabolite 2,2-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane (HPTE) on the activities of corresponding human and rat CYPs. Probe drugs were used to test(More)
The objective of the present study is to determine whether methoxychlor (MXC) exposure in adulthood affects rat Leydig cell regeneration and to compare its effects with estradiol (E2). Adult 90-day-old male Sprague-Dawley rats received ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS) to eliminate the adult Leydig cell population. Subsequently, rats were randomly assigned(More)
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