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17beta-estradiol induces the translocation of the estrogen receptors ESR1 and ESR2 to the cell membrane, MAPK3/1 phosphorylation and proliferation of cultured immature rat Sertoli cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17928626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the present study was to determine the mechanisms involved in estrogen actions in cultured rat Sertoli cells. RT-PCR detected transcripts for the estrogen receptors ESR1 and ESR2 in cultured immature Sertoli cells and in the testis of 15-, 28-, and 120-day-old rats. The expression of ESR1 and ESR2 was confirmed in Sertoli cells by immunofluorescence and Western blot. Immunohistochemistry with cryosections of testes from immature and adult rats revealed that ESR1 is present in Sertoli, Leydig, and some peritubular myoid cells, and ESR2 is present in multiple cell types, including germ cells. Treatment of Sertoli cells with 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) induced a translocation of ESR1 and ESR2 to the plasma membrane and a concomitant phosphorylation of MAPK3/1. Both effects reached a maximum after 10 min and were blocked by PP2, an inhibitor of the SRC family of protein tyrosine kinases, and by the antiestrogen ICI 182,780 (ICI). MAPK3/1 phosphorylation was also decreased in the presence of AG 1478, an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinase, and in the presence of MAP2K1/2 inhibitor UO126. Treatment with E(2) for 24 h increased the incorporation of [methyl-(3)H]thymidine, which was blocked by ICI. These results indicate that E(2) activates an SRC-mediated translocation of estrogen receptors to the plasma membrane, which results in the activation of EGFR and the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway. In addition, activation of ESR1 and/or ESR2 by E(2) is involved in proliferation of immature Sertoli cells. The estrogen actions in Sertoli cells might be a key step mediating cellular events important for spermatogenesis and fertility.
Thaís F G Lucas; Erica R Siu; Carlos A Esteves; Hugo P Monteiro; Cleida A Oliveira; Catarina S Porto; Maria Fatima M Lazari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of reproduction     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0006-3363     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-03-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207224     Medline TA:  Biol Reprod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Experimental Endocrinology, Department of Pharmacology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Membrane / drug effects,  metabolism*
Cell Proliferation / drug effects
Cells, Cultured
Estradiol / pharmacology*
Estrogen Receptor alpha / genetics,  metabolism*
Estrogen Receptor beta / genetics,  metabolism*
Gene Expression Regulation
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1 / genetics,  metabolism*
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 3 / genetics,  metabolism*
Phosphorylation / drug effects
Protein Transport / drug effects
Rats, Wistar
Sertoli Cells / cytology*,  drug effects,  metabolism
Signal Transduction
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogen Receptor alpha; 0/Estrogen Receptor beta; 50-28-2/Estradiol; EC Protein Kinase 1; EC Protein Kinase 3

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