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Polymorphisms in the estrogen synthesis and metabolism pathways and symptoms during the menopausal transition: observations from the Seattle Midlife Women's Health Study.
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PMID:  16977255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether polymorphisms in the estrogen synthesis and metabolism pathways are associated with women's vasomotor symptom experiences during the menopausal transition. DESIGN: In 2002, a subset of women enrolled in the Seattle Midlife Women's Health Study since 1990 (N = 174) provided a buccal smear for genotyping. Women were recruited by complete ascertainment of selected multiethnic neighborhoods in 1990. Participants were midlife women with a mean age of 53 years in 2005, well educated, employed, married, and represented a multiethnic population. Genotyping was done for the following polymorphisms: CYP1A1m2; CYP1B1*2 and CYP1B1*3; CYP17 5'UTR; CYP19 3'UTR; CYP19 (TTTA)n; including CYP19 7r and CYP19 7(r-3); CYP19 8r and CYP19 11r; and ESR1PvuII and ESR1XbaI. Women rated their vasomotor symptom severity in diaries on days 5, 6, and 7 of the menstrual cycle or on a constant date each month for women skipping periods. Menopausal transition stage was determined from daily menstrual calendars. First voided urine specimens provided several times each year were assayed for estrone glucuronide. RESULTS: Women with the CYP19 11r polymorphism reported more severe and frequent hot flashes during the middle and late menopausal transition stages and postmenopause and higher E1G levels during middle and late stages. None of the other polymorphisms studied were related to hot flashes or to estrone glucuronide levels. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest a possible role for CYP19 polymorphisms in estrogen levels and in vasomotor symptoms during the menopausal transition that warrants further study in larger and more diverse populations of women.
Nancy F Woods; Ellen Sullivan Mitchell; Yun Tao; Hannah-Malia A Viernes; Patricia L Stapleton; Federico M Farin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Menopause (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1072-3714     ISO Abbreviation:  Menopause     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-19     Completed Date:  2007-02-08     Revised Date:  2008-02-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433353     Medline TA:  Menopause     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  902-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family and Child Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7260, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aromatase / genetics*
Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases / genetics*
Body Mass Index
Creatinine / urine
Estrogen Receptor alpha / genetics
Estrogens / biosynthesis,  metabolism*
Estrone / analogs & derivatives,  urine
Hot Flashes / epidemiology,  genetics*,  metabolism
Menopause / genetics*,  metabolism
Middle Aged
Polymorphism, Genetic
Statistics, Nonparametric
Vasomotor System / physiology
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogen Receptor alpha; 0/Estrogens; 2479-90-5/estrone-3-glucuronide; 53-16-7/Estrone; 60-27-5/Creatinine; EC; EC Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases
Comment In:
Menopause. 2007 Nov-Dec;14(6):1069; author reply 1069   [PMID:  17993976 ]

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