Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p278 | (1) | ECE2007

SMP30 is expressed in rat mammary gland and down-regulated by estradiol

Maia Cláudio JB , Santos Cecilia RA , Schmitt Fernando , Socorro Silvia

The SMP30 (Senescence Marker Protein 30) is involved in the maintenance of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis and in the regulation of various Ca2+- dependent proteins. A suppressive effect on cell proliferation, DNA synthesis and on the expression of oncogenes in rat hepatoma cells overexpressing SMP30 has been reported recently suggesting it may have a role in cancer progression. High levels of SMP30 expression have been found in liver and kidney of rats bu...

ea0014p276 | (1) | ECE2007

Transthyretin is up-regulated by androgens in mice liver and choroid plexus

Santos Cecilia RA , Henrique Alves C , Saraiva Maria Joao , Abreu Raquel , Baltazar Graça , Socorro Silvia , Quintela Telma P , Gonçalves Isabel MT

Transthyretin (TTR) is well documented as a carrier for thyroid hormones. It also binds retinol binding protein preventing its filtration trough the kidneys and therefore is involved in delivering retinol to target cells. Moreover, TTR sequesters amyloid-beta impairing its deposition in nervous tissues and possibly contributing to its removal. Despite its importance in mammalian physiology, there are few studies regarding the regulation of TTR synthesis. In silico analy...