Yvonne H Bodenburg

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Aging men develop a significant loss of muscle strength that occurs in conjunction with a decline in serum testosterone concentrations. We investigated the effects of testosterone administration to six healthy men [67 +/- 2 (SE) yr] on skeletal muscle protein synthesis, strength, and the intramuscular insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) system. Elderly men(More)
Troglitazone (a thiazolidinedione that improves insulin resistance) lowers elevated androgen concentrations in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this study, we assessed the direct effects of troglitazone on steroidogenesis in porcine granulosa cells. Troglitazone inhibited progesterone production in a dose- and time-dependent manner (earliest(More)
The porcine P-450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme gene (P450scc) contains a 30-bp region [insulin-like growth factor response element (IGFRE)] that mediates insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I)-stimulated gene expression and binds Sp1. In this study, we showed that polypyrimidine tract-binding protein (PTB)-associated splicing factor (PSF), an(More)
IGF regulates steroidogenesis in granulosa cells through expression of the cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc) (CYP11A1), the rate-limiting enzyme in this biosynthetic process. We showed previously that the polypyrimidine tract-binding protein-associated splicing factor (PSF) acts as a repressor, whereas Sp1 is an activator, of P450 gene(More)
PKC signaling is critical for follicular development and the induction of ovulatory genes including Pgr, Prkg2, and Cyp11a1 (SCC). We investigated PKC signaling mechanisms in the JC-410 porcine granulosa cell line stably expressing an SCC-luciferase reporter gene containing 2kb of the porcine SCC promoter. Addition of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA),(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, we investigated the potential of umbilical cord blood stem cell lineages to produce C-peptide and insulin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Lineage negative, CD133+ and CD34+ cells were analyzed by flow cytometry to assess expression of cell division antigens. These lineages were expanded in culture and subjected to an established protocol(More)
An insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) response element (IGFRE) in the porcine P-450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage gene (P450scc) binds two transcription factors, Sp1 and polypyrimidine tract-binding protein-associated splicing factor (PSF). In this study, we investigated expression of these transcription factors in mouse Y1 adrenal cells, a cell line(More)
An insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I response element (IGFRE) in the porcine P-450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage gene (P450scc) regulates transcription through the binding of two proteins, Sp1 and polypyrimidine tract-binding protein-associated splicing factor (PSF). PSF is a component of spliceosomes and contains RNA-binding domains. In this study, we(More)
IGF-I enhances steroidogenesis in granulosa cells by stimulating the expression of the rate-limiting steroidogenic enzyme, cytochrome P-450 side-chain cleavage (P-450(scc)). This effect is mediated through an IGF response element (IGFRE) that binds polypyrimidine tract-binding protein (PTB)-associated splicing factor (PSF) and Sp1. Sp1 is essential for(More)
To understand better interactions between glucocorticoids and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in the ovary, we studied the effects of dexamethasone on IGF-I stimulation of P-450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (P-450scc) mRNA concentrations in porcine granulosa cells. Dexamethasone potentiated IGF-I-stimulated P-450scc mRNA concentrations and(More)