Novel hydroxysteroid (17β) dehydrogenase 1 inhibitors reverse estrogen-induced endometrial hyperplasia in transgenic mice
Saloniemi, Taija, Järvensivu, Päivi, Koskimies, Pasi, Jokela, Heli, Lamminen, Tarja, Ghaem-Maghami, Sadaf, Dina, Roberto, Damdimopoulou, Pauliina, Mäkelä, Sari, Perheentupa, Antti, Kujari, Harry, Brosens, Jan J. and Poutanen, Matti. (2010) Novel hydroxysteroid (17β) dehydrogenase 1 inhibitors reverse estrogen-induced endometrial hyperplasia in transgenic mice. American Journal of Pathology, Vol.176 (No.3). pp. 1443-1451. ISSN 0002-9440Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2353/ajpath.2010.090325
Local estrogen production plays a key role in proliferative endometrial disorders, such as endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. Hydroxysteroid (17β) dehydrogenase 1 (HSD17B1) is an enzyme that catalyzes with high efficiency the conversion of weakly active estrone into highly potent estradiol. Here we report that female transgenic mice expressing human HSD17B1 invariably develop endometrial hyperplasia in adulthood. These mice also fail to ovulate and have enhanced peripheral conversion of estrone into estradiol in a variety of target tissues, including the uterus. As in humans, endometrial hyperplasia in HSD17B1 transgenic female mice was reversible on ovulation induction, which triggers a rise in circulating progesterone levels, and in response to exogenous progestins. Strikingly, a treatment with an HSD17B1 inhibitor failed to restore ovulation yet completely reversed the hyperplastic morphology of epithelial cells in the glandular compartment, although less so in the luminal epithelium. The data indicate that human HSD17B1 expression enhances endometrial estrogen production, and consequently, estrogen-dependent proliferation. Therefore, HSD17B1 is a promising new therapeutic target in the management of estrogen-dependent endometrial diseases.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Reproductive Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||American Journal of Pathology|
|Publisher:||American Society for Investigative Pathology Inc.|
|Official Date:||March 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 1443-1451|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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