Abstract Title:

Bisphenol A induces human uterine leiomyoma cell proliferation through membrane-associated ERα36 via nongenomic signaling pathways.

Abstract Source:

Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4. PMID: 30615907

Abstract Author(s):

Linda Yu, Parikshit Das, Alejandra J Vall, Yitang Yan, Xioahua Gao, Maria I Sifre, Carl D Bortner, Lysandra Castro, Grace E Kissling, Alicia B Moore, Darlene Dixon

Article Affiliation:

Linda Yu


The role of ERα36 in regulating BPA's effects and its potential as a risk factor for human uterine fibroids were evaluated. BPA at low concentrations (10 μM - 10 μM) increased proliferation by facilitating progression of hormonally regulated, immortalized human uterine leiomyoma (ht-UtLM; fibroid) cells from G-Ginto S phase of the cell cycle; whereas, higher concentrations (100 μM-200 μM) decreased growth. BPA upregulated ERα36 gene and protein expression, and induced increased SOS1 and Grb2 protein expression, both of which are mediators of the MAPK/ERK1/2 pathway. EGFR (pEGFR), Ras, and MAPKwere phosphorylated with concurrent Src activation in ht-UtLM cells within 10 min of BPA exposure. BPA enhanced colocalization of phosphorylated Src (pSrc) to ERα36 and coimmunoprecipitation of pSrc with pEGFR. Silencing ERα36 with siERα36 abolished the above effects. BPA induced proliferation in ht-UtLM cells through membrane-associated ERα36 with activation of Src, EGFR, Ras and MAPK nongenomic signaling pathways.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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