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WNT family genes and their modulation in the ovary-independent and persistent vaginal epithelial cell proliferation and keratinization induced by neonatal diethylstilbestrol exposure in mice.
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PMID:  22445810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Proliferation and differentiation of cells in female reproductive organs, the oviduct, uterus and vagina, are regulated by endogenous estrogen. In utero exposure to a synthetic estrogen, diethylstilbestrol (DES), induces vaginal clear-cell adenocarcinoma in humans. In mice, perinatal exposure to DES results in abnormalities such as polyovular follicles, uterine circular muscle disorganization and persistent vaginal epithelial cell proliferation. We reported the persistent gene expression change such as interleukin-1 (IL-1) related genes, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and its downstream signaling in the mouse vagina exposed neonatally to DES. In this study, we found persistent up-regulation of Wnt4 and persistent down-regulation of Wnt11 in the vagina of mice exposed neonatally to DES and estrogen receptor α specific ligand. Also Wnt4 expression in vagina is correlated to the stratification of epithelial cells with the superficial keratinization of vagina, but not epithelial cell stratification only.
Takeshi Nakamura; Shinichi Miyagawa; Yoshinao Katsu; Hajime Watanabe; Takeshi Mizutani; Tomomi Sato; Ken-Ichirou Morohashi; Takashi Takeuchi; Taisen Iguchi; Yasuhiko Ohta
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3185     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0361055     Medline TA:  Toxicology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Chemistry, Yamagata University, Yamagata 990-8560, Japan; Department of Basic Biology, Faculty of Life Science, The Graduate School for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), and Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, 5-1 Higashiyama, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8787, Japan.
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