Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p702 | Male reproduction | ECE2014

Effect of 17β-estradiol on germ cell apoptosis by modulating the expression of SCF/c-kit, FasL/FasR and regucalcin

Correia Sara , Alves Mario R , Martins Ana D , Cavaco Jose E , Oliveira Pedro F , Socorro Silvia

In the last years estrogens have emerged as important regulators in male reproductive function. Spermatogenesis depends on the tight control of germ cell apoptosis and several studies indicated estrogens as playing a role in this process. The stem cell factor (SCF), a membrane-bound cytokine, and its receptor (c-kit), and the Fas ligand (FasL)/Fas receptor (FasR) system are powerful mechanisms controlling germ cell proliferation and apoptosis through the direct membrane commun...

ea0035p571 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2014

Androgens regulate gene expression of glucose transporters and glycolytic enzymes in prostate cancer cells

Vaz Catia V , Alves Marco G , Marques Ricardo , Moreira Paula I , Oliveira Pedro F , Cavaco Jose E , Maia Claudio J , Socorro Silvia

Prostate cancer (PCa) is an endocrine tumor that presents distinct metabolic features associated with neoplastic development, namely in the transition from the androgen-dependent to the androgen-independent phenotype that characterizes advanced stages of prostate cancer. Recently, we have found that LNCaP (androgen-responsive) and PC3 (androgen-nonresponsive) PCa cells present distinct glycolytic metabolism profiles in consequence of altered gene expression and/or activity of ...