Title

Progesterone receptor modulator CDB-2914 down-regulates vascular endothelial growth factor, adrenomedullin and their receptors and modulates progesterone receptor content in cultured human uterine leiomyoma cells

Document Type

Article (peer-reviewed)

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of graded concentrations (10-8, 10-7 and 10-6 M) of progesterone receptor (PR) modulator CDB-2914 on the protein contents of PR, of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), adrenomedullin (ADM) and their receptors in cultured human uterine leiomyoma and matching myometrial cells. Methods: PR-A, PR-B, VEGF-A, VEGF-B, VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-1, VEGFR-2, ADM and ADM receptor (ADMR) contents were assessed by Western blot analysis. Results: Treatment with 100 ng/ml progesterone increased VEGF-A, VEGF-B and ADM contents in cultured leiomyoma cells and normal myometrial cells. The concomitant treatment with 10-6 M CDB-2914 significantly decreased the progesterone-induced VEGF-A, VEGF-B and ADM contents in cultured leiomyoma cells but not in normal myometrial cells. CDB-2914 treatment alone decreased VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2 and ADMR contents in cultured leiomyoma cells but not in normal myometrial cells. CDB-2914 treatment increased PR-A and decreased PR-B contents in cultured leiomyoma cells in a dose-dependent manner compared with untreated cultures, whereas no significant changes in PR isoform contents were observed in normal myometrial cells. Conclusions: These results suggest that CDB-2914 down-regulates VEGF, ADM and their receptor contents and modulates PR isoform contents in cultured leiomyoma cells in a cell-type-specific manner.

DOI

10.1093/humrep/del159

Language

English

https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/del159

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