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Eulexin

Eulexin is a medication which belongs to a class of drugs known as antiandrogens. Eulexin is used along with drugs such as leuprolide. Eulexin blocks the effect of the male hormone testosterone. Taking Eulexin with leuprolide, which reduces the body's testosterone levels, you can treat prostate cancer.

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Description

Eulexin is a medication belongs to a class of drugs known as antiandrogens.

Eulexin is used along with drugs such as leuprolide to treat prostate cancer.

Eulexin blocks the effect of the male hormone testosterone. Giving Eulexin with leuprolide, which reduces the body's testosterone levels, you can treat prostate cancer.

Generic name of Eulexin is Flutamid.

Brand name of Eulexin is Eulexin.

Dosage

Take Eulexin orally.

Eulexin is best taken at evenly spaced intervals, and may be taken with or without food.

Eulexin daily dosage is 750 mg.

The recommended dosage of Eulexin: 2 capsules 3 times a day at 8-hour intervals.

This medicine is only for men.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Eulexin suddenly.

Overdose

If you overdose Eulexin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of overdosage: loss of appetite, vomiting, slow breathing, decreased activity, trouble walking.

Storage

Store between 2 and 30 degrees C (36 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Contraindications

Do not take Eulexin if you are allergic to Eulexin components.

Be careful with Eulexin if you have blood disorders, liver problems.

Be careful with Eulexin if you smoke.

Be careful with Eulexin if you take mibefradil, warfarin, sleep medicine, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicine, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine).

Avoid alcohol.

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Trauma-hemorrhage produces profound immunosuppression in males but not in proestrus females. Prior castration or flutamide treatment of males following trauma-hemorrhage prevents immunosuppression, implicating 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone for the immunosuppressive effects. 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone, a high-affinity androgen receptor-binding steroid, is synthesized in tissues as needed and seldom accumulates. The presence of steroidogenic enzymes in T lymphocytes suggests both synthesis and catabolism of 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone. We hypothesized, therefore, that the basis for high 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone activity in T lymphocytes of males following trauma-hemorrhage is due to decreased catabolism. Accordingly, catabolism of 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone was assessed in splenic T lymphocytes by examining the activity and expression of enzymes involved. Analysis showed increased synthesis and decreased catabolism of 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone in intact male T lymphocytes following trauma-hemorrhage. In contrast, reduced 5alpha-reductase activity and increased expression of 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase oxidative isomers suggest inactivation of 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone in precastrated males. Thus our study suggests increased synthesis and decreased catabolism of 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone as a reason for loss of T lymphocyte functions in intact males following trauma-hemorrhage, as evidenced by decreased release of interleukin-2 and -6.

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Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) results in profound morphologic changes in the benign and malignant prostatic epithelium, including acinar shrinkage and distortion, cytoplasmic clearing, and nuclear hyperchromatism. Data on the immunophenotype of prostatic carcinoma following ADT are limited. A-80 is an oncodevelopmental, mucinous glycoprotein that is strongly and consistently upregulated in high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and adenocarcinoma; its expression following ADT has not been investigated. We applied a monoclonal antibody to A-80 to paraffin sections of 54 prostatic carcinomas surgically removed after ADT (Leupron with or without flutamide) and found immunoreactions in 53 of 54 samples (98%). Intense staining was seen in cancer glands, solid aggregates, single cells, and mucinous pools as well as in poorly defined acini lined by shrunken and distorted cells that were difficult to identify as malignant. Hemangiopericytoma-like areas showed A-80 staining in the lumina. Normal, metaplastic, hyperplastic, and atrophic ducts were not similarly reactive. Our findings indicate that there is remarkable stability of the upregulated A-80 glycoprotein in prostatic adenocarcinoma after ADT, despite severe architectural and cytologic alterations. The A-80-reactive colloid pools may reflect ruptured neoplastic glands and spillage of secreted material into stromal spaces. Strong A-80 staining, combined with sporadic cytokeratin reactions in the lumina of hemagiopericytomatous areas, suggests that these are souvenirs of carcinomatous glands revealed by antigenic relics of their component cells. The persistence of A-80 immunoreactivity provides a useful marker for recognizing and monitoring prostatic carcinoma after ADT.

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The results of orchiectomy + flutamide (n = 28) versus orchiectomy + estramustine (n = 27) in the initial therapy of advanced prostatic cancer were compared in a prospective randomized study. The minimum observation period was one year. In the group orchiectomy + flutamide the incidence of side effects was 25%, the response rate (complete + partial remission) was 28% and the progression rate was 18%. 5 patients (18%) died within the first year. In the group orchiectomy + estramustine the incidence of side effects was 22%, the response rate (complete + partial remission) was 29% and the progression rate was 33%. 2 patients (7%) died within 1 year of treatment. There is no significant difference either in the response rate or the progression rate between the two groups.

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Clinical response to hormonal treatment was documented using prostate specific antigen as the marker into responders (good, fair, stable) and non-responders. Forty four of 48 patients who responded to hormonal treatment had type 1 (35) or type 3 (nine) receptograms, which are characterised by a unimodal peak or multimodal peaks within a narrow concentration range. Thirteen of the 18 patients who stabilised had type 1 or type 3 receptograms. Seventeen of the 19 patients who did not respond to hormonal treatment had either type 2 or type 4 receptograms, which are characterised by skewed or bimodal androgen receptor distribution. Positive and negative predictive values of receptograms were 96.5% and 63%, respectively.

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Various assays with adult fish have been developed to identify potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which may cause toxicity via alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. These assays can be sensitive and highly diagnostic for key mechanisms such as agonism of the estrogen and androgen receptors (ERs, ARs) and inhibition of steroid synthesis. However, most of the tests do not unambiguously identify AR antagonists. The purpose of this work was to explore the utility of a mixture test design with the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) for detecting different classes of EDCs including AR antagonists. Adults of both sexes were exposed via the water to EDCs with diverse mechanisms of action in the absence or presence of 17beta-trenbolone (TB), a potent AR agonist which masculinizes female fathead minnows. Similar to previous studies with the model AR antagonists flutamide and vinclozolin, exposure of females to the AR antagonist cyproterone acetate in the presence of TB decreased expression of an easily-observed masculinization response, nuptial tubercle formation. Mixture studies with TB and the model ER agonists, 17alpha-ethinylestradiol and bisphenol A, also showed inhibition of tubercle formation in the females, but unlike the AR antagonists, the estrogens markedly induced synthesis of vitellogenin (VTG: egg yolk protein), particularly in males. The ER agonists also offset TB-induced depressions in plasma VTG concentrations in female fish. Additional mixture experiments were conducted with TB and triclocarban, an anti-microbial reported to enhance AR-mediated responses, or ammonia, a "negative control" with no known direct effects on HPG function. Neither chemical affected VTG status in males or females in the absence or presence of TB; however, both slightly enhanced TB-induced tubercle formation in females. Based on studies described herein and elsewhere with the fathead minnow, a TB co-exposure assay appears to be an effective approach for clearly identifying AR antagonists as well as potential EDCs with other relevant mechanisms of action.

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Despite the fact that the cases reported so far, along with our large series, indicate that the incidence of flutamide-induced liver toxicity is very low, we recommend serial blood aminotransferase measurements at 2 and 4 weeks of treatment in order to detect early signs of possible flutamide-induced hepatic injury, thus avoiding the low potential risk of clinically significant liver toxicity.

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The results of several recent studies suggest that estrogen and testosterone play an important role in the modulation of mood and cognitive function in women, and preliminary evidence indicates that these hormones may also modulate the levels of beta-amyloid (Abeta), a 4 Kilo Dalton peptide that is likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. However, the physiological and clinical effects of reversible castration remain unclear and no systematic data is currently available for men. We designed the present study to investigate the effects of reversible chemical castration on the mood and cognitive performance of men treated for prostate cancer, as well as its impact on the levels of plasma Abeta. Forty men with prostate cancer were clinically treated with androgen blockade therapy (flutamide and leuprolide) for 36 weeks and subsequently followed up for another 18 weeks after treatment was discontinued. All subjects received a comprehensive clinical, neuropsychological and biochemical evaluation that included the use of the Beck Depression (BDI) and Anxiety Inventories (BAI), several subtests of the Wechsler Memory and Intelligence Scales (Word Lists-WL, Verbal Paired Associates-VPA, Visual Reproduction-VR and Block Design-BD), and biochemical monitoring of changes in estrogen, testosterone and Abeta levels. Chemical castration was associated with a rapid and marked decline in the levels of testosterone and estradiol, and significant increase in plasma Abeta levels. Treatment was associated with increased BDI (p = 0.004) and BAI scores (p < 0.001), although such changes were of questionable clinical significance (i.e., few subjects had scores > or = 13). CAMCOG (p = 0.046) and WL recall total scores (p < 0.001) improved significantly after androgen blockade treatment was discontinued, but visuospatial abilities, as assessed by BD, was not influenced by the introduction or discontinuation of treatment. There was a significant negative correlation between changes in Abeta levels and subjects' WL total score change between weeks 36 and 54 (r = -0.452, p = 0.012). The results of this naturalistic study indicate that chemical castration is associated with a significant rise in the plasma levels of Abeta and, clinically, with increased depression and anxiety scores. The discontinuation of treatment is associated with better cognitive performance, most noticeably of verbal memory. The performance of subjects on the WL test was negatively correlated with plasma levels of Abeta, but the clinical significance of this finding remains to be determined.

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The reference compound dihydrotestosterone (DHT) caused a significant increase of growth of LNCaP cells. Similarly, TC stimulated proliferation of these prostate cells. The anti-androgen FLU reversed the increase of PSA release caused by either DHT or TC. Thus, we suggest that TC may contain androgenic compounds, which appear to act via androgen receptor (AR).

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Flutamide (250 mg. orally 3 times daily) yielded a subjective response in 5 of 25 fully evaluable patients with hormone-resistant prostatic cancer. Four additional patients had early progression. A 40% or greater decrease in the pre-treatment prostate specific antigen level was observed in 7 of 24 patients and this finding was correlated with improved survival. Toxicity was mainly gastrointestinal and resulted in permanent discontinuation of flutamide in 5 patients. Flutamide or similar antiandrogens may have a role in the management of hormone-resistant prostatic cancer when relief of subjective symptoms should be an important treatment goal together with improvement of survival. However, before the drug should be used routinely in the management of hormone-resistant prostatic cancer phase 3 studies must confirm its effectiveness, especially in comparison to less expensive drugs.

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Rodents studies suggest that androgens are involved in sex-specific differences in blood pressure. In humans, there is no difference in blood pressure between boys and girls, but after puberty, blood pressure increases more in men than in women. We investigated androgen-dependent regulation of the alpha-subunit of the epithelial sodium channel (alphaEnaC) in human kidney and in the human renal cell line immortalized human renal proximal tubular cell line (HKC-8). We used microarray technique to analyze androgen-dependent gene regulation and performed quantitative RT-PCR for verification. Promoter constructs for human alphaENaC were used in transfection studies to analyze the regulation by testosterone. We investigated the in vivo effect of testosterone on alphaENaC in a rat model and used the mouse collecting duct cell line M-1 for transepithelial electrophysiological measurements. The androgen receptor (AR) was expressed in male kidney and HKC-8 cells. AlphaENaC mRNA expression increased 2- to 3-fold after treatment with testosterone in HKC-8 cells. The induction by testosterone was completely blocked by adding the AR antagonist flutamide. Analysis of the alphaENaC promoter sequence identified a putative AR response element (ARE) located 140 nucleotides upstream from the transcription start site. HKC-8 cell transfection studies showed that testosterone directly upregulated gene expression via this ARE. In vivo, testosterone treatment of orchiectomized rats resulted in an increased renal alphaENaC mRNA expression. In testosterone-treated mouse M-1 cells, amiloride caused a significant stronger decrease in short circuit current than in control cells. These data show that alphaENaC expression is directly regulated by androgens in vitro and in vivo and highlight a potential mechanism explaining the reported gender differences in blood pressure.

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Of the factors studied, the PSA nadir while taking a TIP was the best predictor of prostate cancer-specific mortality.

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An examination of the change in plasma concentration of OH-flutamide in low-dose flutamide (250 mg/day) monotherapy for 5 prostate cancer patients was performed. We treated 5 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer between September and November 2002. The plasma concentrations of OH-flutamide, PSA and AST/ALT were measured before and after low-dose flutamide monotherapy was started. The plasma concentrations of OH-flutamide were stable in the third day after medication was started, and even when compared with the plasma concentrations of OH-flutamide 375 mg/day, there was no significant difference. Although at the observation period was short, PSA fell favorably in all patients. The AST/ALT were in the normal range in all patients. The low-does flutamide therapy has been one of medical treatments if its safety and effectiveness has been demonstrated.

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50 patients with BPH in whom surgical treatment was contraindicated due to their physical and/or mental condition were treated with flutamide 250 mg/day. Four patients presented with urinary retention and 46 patients had prostatic symptomatology. Patients were evaluated using the symptoms score (I-PSS) and quality of life (QL). Prostate volume was measured by transabdominal US; the maximum flow rate at spontaneous micturition and residual urine were determined.

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Androgen deficiency during prenatal development may affect the expression of genes involved in the folliculogenesis regulation. In order to study the effect of antiandrogen on fetal ovarian development, pregnant gilts were injected with flutamide (for 7 days, 50 mg/kg bodyweight per day) or corn oil (control groups) starting on gestation days 43 (GD50), 83 (GD90), or 101 (GD108). The obtained fetal ovaries were fixed for histology and immunohistochemistry or frozen for real-time PCR. Morphological evaluation, TUNEL assay, and expression of selected factors (Ki-67, GATA binding transcription factor 4 (GATA4), E-Cadherin and tumor necrosis factor a (TNFa)) were performed. On GD90 and GD108, ovaries following flutamide administration showed a higher number of egg nests and lower number off ollicles than those in respective control groups. An increased mRNA and protein expression of Ki-67 was observed in flutamide-treated groups compared with controls on GD50 and GD108 but decreased expression was found on GD90. In comparison to control groups a higher percentage of TUNEL-positive cells was shown after flutamide exposure on GD50 and GD90 and a lower percentage of apoptotic cells was observed on GD108. These data were consistent with changes in TNF (TNFa) mRNA expression, which increased on GD90 and decreased on GD108. E-cadherin mRNA and protein expression was upregulated on GD50 and downregulated on GD90 and GD108. In conclusion diminished androgen action in porcine fetal ovaries during mid- and late gestation leads to changes in the expression of genes crucial for follicle formation. Consequently, delayed folliculogenesis was observed on GD90 and GD108. It seems however that androgens exhibit diverse biological effects depending on the gestational period.

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By retrospective charts review, 229 patients (47-89 years old) with advanced prostate cancer treated by total androgen blockade (TAB) with bilateral orchiectomy or LHRH (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone) analogues plus antiandrogen, or antiandrogen-radiotherapy were enrolled in this study. There were 124 patients taking flutamide 750 mg daily and 105 patients taking cyproterone acetate (CPA) 150 mg daily. Hepatotoxicity defined by the International Consensus Meeting in 1990 and Food and Drug Administration, USA was used to evaluate the hepatotoxicity (including serious hepatotoxicity).

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Surgical castration was performed in male rats and ferric chloride (FeCl(3)), as a stimulator, induced the experimental arterial thrombosis. Testosterone was measured directly by chemiluminescent immunoassay on the Bayer ADVIA Centaur analyzer. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) was determined by ELISA using a commercially available kit. A platelet aggregometer was used to assess aggregation, and a platelet adherometer was used to measure adhesion. The contents of TXB(2) and 6-Keto-PGF(1alpha) were assayed by radio-immunoassay using commercially available kits.

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The androgen receptor (AR) is expressed in the fetal testis; however, the role of AR in fetal testicular development is poorly understood. Disrupted AR activity and subsequent gene expression alterations may disturb developmental programming of the fetal testis and result in testicular abnormalities later in life. The present study was performed to examine global gene expression patterns in rat fetal testis following in utero exposure to various AR antagonists. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with flutamide (50 mg/kg/day), linuron (50 mg/kg/day), vinclozolin (200 mg/kg/day), p,p'-DDE (100 mg/kg/day) or corn oil vehicle by gavage daily from gestation day (GD) 12-19. Testes were isolated on GD 19, and AR immunostaining, histology, and global changes in gene expression were determined. There were no alterations in the pattern or expression level of AR and no apparent histological changes in the fetal testes in any treatment group. Microarray analysis using Dunnett's test with multiple testing correction revealed no significant gene expression alterations following exposure to flutamide, linuron, vinclozolin, and p,p'-DDE. A less stringent analysis yielded some chemical specific effects on gene expression, and these effects were further evaluated by real-time RT-PCR. Vinclozolin treatment reduced the expression of several genes involved in cholesterol biosynthesis, though the testosterone levels were unchanged in the fetal testes in any treatment group. In flutamide, linuron, and p,p'-DDE treatment groups, the expression of hemoglobin Y, beta-like embryonic chain (Hbb-y) was reduced. Myomesin 2 (Myom2) expression was increased following linuron treatment. Given the lack of a common set of genes and the absence of overt histopathology, we conclude that the fetal testis is not a major target for AR activity at this stage of development although some cell-type specific gene expression changes cannot be ruled out.

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Baseline and stimulated E(2) levels before and after treatment were assayed.

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To compare triptorelin, cyproterone acetate (CPA), and flutamide, in combination with an oral contraceptive, in the treatment of hirsutism.

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We assess the impact of deferred flutamide treatment on the serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) level in patients with localized or metastatic cancer.

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Flutamide induced significant relaxation in aortic rings and small intestinal blood vessels in healthy males. The flutamide-induced relaxation in vessels from normal males was partially attenuated by prior incubation with the male sex steroid testosterone, and was significantly lower in females. Flutamide-induced vascular relaxation in the aorta was partially attenuated by endothelium removal, but it was not significantly affected by trauma and hemorrhagic shock in male rats.

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There was minimal gubernacular AR-labeling until E19, dramatically increasing postnatally. By contrast, at E16-E19 there was significant IFP AR immunoreactivity suppressed by flutamide (P < .05). No ERα expression was observed, but ERβ was expressed in both gubernaculum and IFP, maximally at E16, but unchanged by flutamide.

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Doppler flow measurement of the uterine artery and serum hormone concentration determination during the early follicular phase of the menstrual cycle before treatment and during the third month of treatment.

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Leukocyte count (x 1000/mm(3)) in patients was high versus controls (7.5 +/- 0.1 versus 6.4 +/- 0.1; P < 0.001) due to a rise in neutrophils (4.2 +/- 0.1 versus 3.0 +/- 0.1; P < 0.001). Randomized studies at mean ages of 12.5 years (n = 24) and 15.2 years (n = 33) demonstrated normalizing effects of metformin (850 mg/day; P < 0.001) and, respectively, metformin plus flutamide (62.5 mg/day) on neutrophil counts; in young women (18.3 years; n = 41), the neutrophil count rose further on OC monotherapy (P = 0.003), but normalized on the same OC plus flutamide-metformin (P < 0.001 versus OC alone).

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The authors descriptive and quantitatively examined the morphologic and immunohistochemical changes in 40 of 200 step-sectioned radical prostatectomies, obtained after treatment with EMP (25 patients) and with FL (15 patients). Of these, 28 pretreatment needlecore biopsies were available.

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There were no significant differences in Ferriman-Gallway scores at the beginning and at the end of the therapies between the two groups (p > 0.05). At the 6th month, the decreases in Ferriman-Gallway scores were significant in both flutamide (from 18.95 +/- 4.44 to 14.46 +/- 5.02; p < 0.05) and flutamide plus OC groups (from 19.94 +/- 4.31 to 15.58 +/- 4.28; p < 0.05). In the first group, 2 of 6 oligomenorrheic women had regular cycles at the end of the therapy. Oligomenorrhea in 8 women was all changed to regular cycles in the flutamide plus OC group. Regarding the hormonal profile, only in the second group were prolactin, free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels significantly decreased (p < 0.05). Hepatic function tests were significantly increased in both groups, but they were all within normal ranges.

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The combination of radiotherapy plus 6 months of androgen suppression provides inferior survival as compared with radiotherapy plus 3 years of androgen suppression in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00003026.)

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A 20-year surveillance study.

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The attenuation of spine and hip BMD decline after 3-year IAST compared with those reported for continuous AST appears to be due to testosterone driven BMD recovery in the POST period. Failure of testosterone recovery was associated with worse final BMD. By reducing the potential risk for adverse bone complications, intermittent therapy may become an important consideration when the therapeutic ratio is narrow.

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Androgen may play a role at the initial stage of hepatocarcinogenesis, and antiandrogen therapy may be ineffective in the established tumor.

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eulexin 500 mg 2016-12-30

Apoptosis is a mode of cell death that participates in the kidney physiologic remodeling processes and is thought to contribute to cell buy eulexin loss and kidney structural damage in chronic renal diseases. Gender is one factor which contributes to accelerated nephron loss, with progression more rapid in men than in women in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic renal diseases. Mechanisms by which androgens may cause higher rate of progression of chronic renal diseases in men are poorly explored.

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The primary source of 17beta-estradiol (E2) in the male is the testis, which expresses the enzyme complex aromatase that is involved in E2 biosynthesis buy eulexin . However, recent evidences suggest that the epididymis is also capable of E2 biosynthesis. Our results demonstrate the presence of cytochrome P450 aromatase (P450(AROM)) and 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase I messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) in the caput and cauda regions of rat epididymis. The androgenic substrates testosterone and androstenedione could be utilized by the rat epididymal aromatase for E2 biosynthesis as assessed by radioimmunoassay. P450(AROM) expression is transcriptionally regulated in a tissue-specific manner by various factors including androgens and luteinizing hormone (LH). Androgens could positively modulate epididymal P450(AROM) mRNA levels as assessed by castration studies, treatment with flutamide or in vitro incubation of tissue minces with 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Several extra-gonadal tissues including the epididymis are known to express LH receptors (LHR). Our study revealed a higher level of LHR mRNA expression in the cauda region compared to the caput. Caudal membrane extracts could bind human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which resulted in the production of cAMP. Interestingly, hCG could also regulate P450(AROM) mRNA expression in vitro and enhance E2 biosynthesis. Together our results highlight the presence of a functional aromatase in the epididymis that is subject to regulation by LH and androgens.

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In this study the efficacy of flutamide, an buy eulexin antiandrogen which does not have a steroid structure, or progestational and estrogenic activities, on hirsutism and hormone levels in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and idiopathic hirsutism (IH) was investigated. Ten patients with PCOS and nine patients with IH between 19 and 36 years of age were selected for the study. They were given a 500 mg daily dose of flutamide and were followed up for clinical and hormonal effects at the second, sixth, eighth and twelfth months of the treatment. The severity of hirsutism was assessed according to the Ferriman-Gallwey's score. There was a slight decrease to below the pre-treatment level in serum LH at the end of the eighth month (P < 0.05) and there was also a persistent decrease in progesterone (P) after the second month of the treatment (P < 0.05). No other significant change was observed in ovarian or adrenal androgens. Clinical examinations revealed that after six months of the therapy the dose of flutamide had caused a significant alleviation of hirsutism and this continued during the following months.

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Initial prostate-specific antigen, N stage, extent of disease grades on bone scan and previous duration of response to combined buy eulexin androgen blockade were the significant predictors for efficacy of alternative antiandrogen as second-line hormone therapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. These findings might support that decision-making of when to start the new androgen receptor pathway inhibitors.

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The aim of this study was to show the effect of maternal exposure to flutamide on connexin 43 (Cx43) gene expression in testes and ovaries of 2-day-old piglets. Additionally, anogenital distance (AGD) was measured both in male and female offspring. Immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, and RT-PCR were performed to assess the immunoreactivity and the presence of Cx43 protein and it's mRNA, respectively. Following flutamide exposure strong immunostaining for Cx43 was observed between testicular Leydig cells, between granulosa cells of primary follicles, and between interstitial cells surrounding clusters of oocyte nests in the ovarian cortex as in the respective controls. Differences between the flutamide-treated groups and the controls obtained by qualitative immunohistochemistry were confirmed by quantitative image analysis (*P<0.05; **P<0.01). In Western blotting, Cx43 appeared as a band of 43kDa, whereas electrophoresis revealed PCR products of the predicted sizes. Screening for Cx43 expression revealed the presence of a transcript, both in control and in flutamide-treated pigs. buy eulexin The AGD values differed significantly from the control (*P<0.05). Overall, since no obvious changes in gonad morphology were observed and the Cx43 signal was present in all the examined tissues, it seems likely that androgens acting through ARs are not involved in the control of Cx43 gene expression in neonatal pig gonads.

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Thirty patients received neoadjuvant hormonal therapy for stage C carcinoma of the prostate. Eighteen patients who responded to treatment buy eulexin subsequently underwent extirpative surgery.

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In 1996, the U.S. Congress mandated the development of a screening program for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) using validated test systems. Subsequently, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing Advisory Committee recommended the development of a standardized amphibian assay for tier 2 testing of EDCs. For that reason, a tier 2 testing protocol using Xenopus (Silurana) tropicalis and a 30-week, flow-through exposure to the antiandrogen buy eulexin flutamide from stage 46 tadpoles through sexually mature adult frogs were developed and evaluated in this pilot study. The endpoints for this study included measurements of frog body lengths and weights, liver weights, ovary/egg mass weights, testicular and ovarian histopathology, plasma vitellogenin levels, and notes on any abnormalities observed at necropsy. Increasing exposure concentrations to flutamide caused significant increases in frogs with no recognizable gonadal tissue and increased body and liver weights in male frogs, whereas the body lengths and weights decreased significantly in female frogs. Important issues must be resolved before a tier 2 amphibian assay can be further developed and validated, including the establishment of baseline values in the controls for the parameters under study; the maintenance, measurement, and timing of exposure concentrations; and the development of additional biomolecular markers of effect. This study demonstrated the feasibility of conducting long-term EDC exposure studies using X. tropicalis.

eulexin 250 mg 2017-11-07

The stent was inserted under fluoroscopic guidance using topical anesthesia in 27 patients (mean age 77 years) who presented with urinary retention buy eulexin due to advanced carcinoma of the prostate. All patients underwent operative or nonoperative hormonal therapy shortly after insertion of the stent.

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In addition to blocking progesterone (P) action, antiprogestins (APs) also inhibit estrogen-stimulated endometrial cell proliferation in nonhuman primates and women. This effect is paradoxical because APs do not bind to estrogen receptors (ER), and AP + estradiol (E(2)) treatment leads to elevation of ER levels, a recognized action of estrogen in the endometrium. Recently, we showed that APs (RU 486, buy eulexin ZK 137 316 and ZK 230 211) also elevate endometrial androgen receptor (AR) in macaques and women and we hypothesized that over expression of AR may play a role in the antiproliferative actions of APs. We now report that cotreatment with the specific antiandrogen flutamide (FLU) blocked the suppressive effects of APs on estrogen action in the endometrium. We treated ovariectomized rhesus macaques with either E(2) alone, E(2) + ZK 137 316 or E(2) + ZK 137 316 + FLU daily for 28 days. Endometrial wet weight (mean +/- SE) from one-half of the endometrium was as follows: E(2)-treated controls, 360 +/- 32 mg; E(2) + ZK 137 316, 64 +/- 10 mg; and E(2) + ZK 137 316 + FLU, 265 +/- 92 mg (P < 0.05). Mean mitoses/1000 epithelial cells +/- SE was: E(2) alone, 6.25 +/- 0.6; E(2) + ZK 137 316, 0.3 +/- 0.25; and E(2) + ZK 137 316 + FLU, 5.1 +/- 3.8 (P < 0.05). FLU also blocked the hyalinizing degradation of the spiral arteries typically induced by APs. These results indicate that many of the antiendometrial effects of APs in primates may involve the AR.

eulexin drug 2017-06-28

This paper describes control of normal Leydig cell function and testosterone production. The macroscopic and histopathological appearances of spontaneous Leydig cell hyperplasias and tumors (LCT) in the rat are reviewed together with their incidence and hormonal status. Drugs which induce LCTs in chronic studies are discussed and include busereline, carbamazepine, cimetidine, finasteride, flutamide, gemfibrozil, histrelin, hydralazine, indomethacin, isradipine, lactitol, leuprolide, metronidazole, mesulergine, nafarelin, norprolac and vidarabine. The known mechanisms of LCT induction in the rat are reviewed together with other possible etiological factors. The incidence, clinical picture and etiological factors of LCTs in man are also surveyed. Hormone production in Leydig cells and LCTs in rats and man are compared. Differences between the two species are considered, particularly buy eulexin with regard to Leydig cell control mechanisms. The paper concludes that drug-induced LCTs in rats are most probably not predictive for man and their occurrence has little relevance in human safety assessment.

eulexin 50 mg 2015-10-04

Administration of androgens decreases plasma concentrations of high-density lipid cholesterol (HDL-C). However, the mechanisms by which androgens mediate lipid buy eulexin metabolism remain unknown. This present study used HepG2 cell cultures and ovariectomized C57BL/6 J mice to determine whether apolipoprotein M (ApoM), a constituent of HDL, was affected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

eulexin 500 mg 2017-10-16

This study investigates growth and the induction of progesterone-receptor synthesis in the immature (day 20--23) rat uterus after injection of different doses of 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone (T) in long- and short acting injection vehicles. Moderate doses of T (300 microgram/day in saline for 3 days) elicit uterine growth (ca. 250% of control) that is abolished by concomitant injections of antiandrogen (1 mg flutamide/day or 8 mg DIMP/day) but is unaffected by injections of antiestrogens (60 microgram CI-628 or U11,100A/day). Uterine growth evoked by 17 beta-estradiol (3 microgram/day for 3 days) is, however, only antagonized with the antiestrogens but not antiandrogens. Experiments employing whole uteri in vitro indicate that the specific nuclear uptake of 10(-8) M [3H]T is markedly inhibited by the antiandrogens DIMP, flutamide, and the hydroxylated flutamide metabolite (LACT) [LACT greater than DIMP greater than FLUT] while the antiestrogens CI-628 and U11,100A are ineffective. In contrast, the specific nuclear uptake of 10(-8) M [3H]-estradiol is inhibited by only the antiestrogens and not antiandrogens. When very high (5 or 10 mg) doses of DHT Are administered in an oil-containing injection vehicle, nuclear translocation and cytoplasmic depletion of the estrogen receptor does occur and a uterotrophic response is elicited which is resistant to antagonism by antiandrogen. Likewise, the DHT-stimulated increase in progesterone-receptor content is not decreased by buy eulexin concomitant antiandrogen. Similar 5 or 10 mg doses of DHT, administered in a water-soluble dimethylsulfoxide vehicle, show little estrogen-receptor movement and the DHT-induced uterine growth and induction of progesterone-receptor synthesis is almost completely eliminated with antiandrogen. Regardless of the degree of uterine growth stimulation, however, the androgens are poor stimulators of uterine progesterone-receptor synthesis compared with estradiol. These results indicate that androgens may interact with both the androgen- and estrogen-receptor systems in the uterus in inducing uterine growth and that the nature of the cellular mechanism, i.e., whether the androgen- and/or estrogen-receptor system is involved, is dependent critically upon the in vivo dose of androgen and the mode of hormone administration.

eulexin capsules 2015-10-16

Randomized, double-blind (for antiandrogen therapy), multicenter study with a 2 x 2 factorial design. A total of 813 patients were allocated 1: Zithromax Drug Interactions 1 to bicalutamide (50 mg once daily) or flutamide (250 mg three times daily), plus 2:1 to goserelin acetate (3.6 mg every 28 days) or leuprolide acetate (7.5 mg every 28 days).

eulexin 125 mg 2016-02-18

Phase II cohort study of 72 prostate cancer patients without metastatic bone disease. Patients received flutamide 250 mg tid and leuprolide 22.5 mg three monthly depot for the 9-month initial treatment phase (iTREAT), at which point patients ceased therapy providing PSA <4 ng ml(-1) with continued monitoring for further 2 years (POST). AST was recommenced when Famvir Dose PSA exceeded pretreatment level or ≥ 20 ng ml(-1). Body composition was assessed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry at baseline, completion of treatment phase, and 1 and 2 years post treatment phase (months 21 and 33).

eulexin medication 2016-05-11

In order to understand the role of androgen in DEN induced liver tumorigenesis in mice, we studied the influence of anti-androgenic compound, flutamide (SCH 13521, 4'-Nitro-3'-trifluoromethylisobutyranilide) on liver tumors, in B6C3F1 male mice. At 6 weeks of age mice were treated with DEN, (0.2 muM/g body weight). Transient administration of flutamide (0.5 mg/g food) in diet to male mice for (i) three weeks immediately after diethylnitrosamine (DEN) treatment, for (ii) three weeks starting at the age of 25 weeks and (iii) starting at 25 weeks of age until end of experiment inhibited liver tumors incidence to 63%, 50% and 53%, respectively, compared to that of DEN alone, 81.3% (significantly different). However, continuous administration of this drug throughout the experimental period (58 weeks) produced 96.9% liver tumor incidence. The time-dependent sacrifice of DEN alone treated mice at 25, 30, 38, 44 and 58 weeks of age produced liver tumor incidence of 0, 12.5 Valtrex Usual Dosage , 31.5, 43.8 and 81.3%, respectively (r = 0.99). Mean tumor number and size were also correlatively increased with the prolongation of latency and highest value was noted at 58 weeks of age. Implantation of testosterone pellet after castration significantly increased cytosolic androgen receptor levels but decreased in mice treated with flutamide. Three weeks administration of flutamide to male B6C3F1 mice enhanced nuclear BrdU incorporated cells in the liver. Our results suggested that flutamide reduces cytosolic androgen receptor levels and increases DNA synthesis. These factors may in part be responsible for the liver tumor inhibitory effect of flutamide in male mice.

eulexin dosage 2015-10-31

During TD, ERB was expressed in L1-2 DRG. Surprisingly, AR was not expressed in prenatal DRG, only after P2. Lexapro Medication Dosage There was no ERA expression. Flutamide had no effect on AR, ERB, or ERA expression in the L1-2 DRG during TD.

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Our interim analysis indicated that QOL is Abilify Medicine Price remarkably improved during the off-treatment period. Intermittent androgen suppression would be a viable option for treatment of advanced prostate cancer, although a randomized controlled study is required to determine whether intermittent androgen suppression prolongs the time to androgen-independent cancer. We will continue follow-up in this study to a minimum of 3 years.

eulexin dose 2016-06-01

The juvenile spermatogonial depletion (jsd) mutation results in spermatogonial arrest after the first wave of spermatogenesis. In homozygous jsd mice in a hybrid background (C3HxB6) that were identified with microsatellite markers, the percentage of tubules showing differentiating germ cells [tubule differentiation index (TDI)] rapidly decreased after 7 weeks of age with a Zyloprim Overdose correlative increase in the intratesticular testosterone (ITT) levels. Treatment with a GnRH antagonist, Cetrorelix, suppressed ITT and stimulated spermatogonial differentiation at the end of treatment. When treated mice were killed 5-13.3 weeks after the end of treatment, the ITT progressively increased, and the TDI progressively declined, but there was a transient appearance of tubules with mature spermatids. To delineate the role of testosterone (T) in spermatogonial arrest, we gave 7.6-week-old jsd mice exogenous T and/or the androgen receptor antagonist flutamide with or without GnRH antagonist for 4 weeks. Flutamide alone moderately stimulated spermatogonial differentiation (TDI = 30%). GnRH antagonist increased the TDI to 73%, and the addition of flutamide to the GnRH antagonist treatment further increased it to 95%. When T was combined with GnRH antagonist treatment, ITT was increased, and the TDI was reduced to 7%. Addition of flutamide to this combination reversed the T inhibition of GnRH antagonist stimulation of spermatogonial differentiation to a TDI of 57%. ITT levels showed a good negative correlation to the TDI obtained with various treatments, but no such correlation was observed for FSH or LH levels. The results indicate that T inhibits the ability of spermatogonia to differentiate in jsd mice through an androgen receptor-mediated process.

eulexin 250 mg 2017-02-15

We conducted a Arr Clomid Dosage hypothesis-generating retrospective analysis to evaluate the relationship between short-course ADT and CVM in patients with clinically localized PCa enrolled in a phase III trial.

eulexin tablets 2015-01-25

Testosterone is a sex hormone that exhibits many functions beyond reproduction; one such function is the regulation of bone metabolism. The role played by androgen receptors during testosterone-mediated biological processes associated with bone metabolism is largely unknown. This study aims to use a periodontal disease model in vivo in order to assess the involvement of androgen receptors on microbial-induced inflammation and alveolar bone resorption in experimental bone loss. The impact of hormone deprivation was tested through both orchiectomy and chemical blockage of androgen receptor using flutamide (FLU). Additionally, the direct effect of exogenous testosterone, and the role of the androgen receptor, on osteoclastogenesis were investigated. Thirty male adult rats (n=10/group) were subjected to: 1-orchiectomy (OCX); 2-OCX sham surgery; or 3-OCX sham surgery plus FLU, four weeks before the induction of experimental bone loss. Ten OCX sham-operated rats were not subjected to experimental bone loss and served as healthy controls. The rats were euthanized two weeks later, so as to assess bone resorption and the production of inflammatory cytokines in the gingival tissue and serum. In order to study the in vitro impact of testosterone, osteoclasts were differentiated from RAW264.7 cells and testosterone was added at increasing concentrations. Both OCX and FLU increased bone resorption, but OCX alone was observed to increase osteoclast count. IL-1β production was increased only in the gingival tissue of OCX animals, whereas FLU-treated animals presented a Depakote Drug Information decreased expression of IL-6. Testosterone reduced the osteoclast formation in a dose-dependent manner, and significantly impacted the production of TNF-α; FLU partially reversed these actions. When taken together, our results indicate that testosterone modulates experimental bone loss, and that this action is mediated, at least in part, via the androgen receptor.

eulexin drug 2016-12-03

We investigated the effects of 2-hydroxyflutamide (HF), an active metabolite of the anti-androgen flutamide, on the activation of the phosphoinositide-3 kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/Akt) in rat Sertoli cells. Sertoli cells, isolated from 20-day-old rat testes, were cultured in vitro and treated with HF, testosterone, or HF+testosterone. Studies by western blotting demonstrated that HF inhibited the testosterone-mediated increase in c-Src activity (p<0.05). In contrast, Akt phosphorylation was augmented within 5 min after HF treatment (p<0.01). This effect was accompanied by a rapid upregulation in PTEN phosphorylation (p<0.001). Despite no changes in Raf-1 phosphorylation, HF increased extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) phosphorylation (p<0.001), indicating that the effect of the anti-androgen on ERK1/2 was independent of PI3K/Akt-pathway activation at this level. Since HF inhibited the testosterone-mediated increase in c-Src activity, it is likely that activation of both Akt and ERK1/2 occurred in a p-Src independent manner. Activation of PI3K/Akt-pathway by HF Tegretol Xr Generic resulted in the reduced level of Sertoli cell functional marker, connexin 43 (p<0.01). Collectively, these data provide evidence that HF rapidly and transiently affects the protein kinase-dependent signaling pathways, acting both as an antagonist and agonist. Moreover, using testes of flutamide-treated rats for 7 days, we demonstrated that the anti-androgen can modulate the protein kinase-dependent pathways in long term by enhancing Akt and ERK1/2 protein expression (p<0.05).

eulexin 50 mg 2016-05-13

The cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) is involved in the metabolism of procarcinogens and xenobiotics. Human CYP1B1 protein has been detected in a variety of tumors but is not detected in adjacent normal tissues or in liver. This suggests that CYP1B1 could biotransform anticancer agents specifically in the target cells. The interaction between CYP1B1 and 12 commonly used anticancer drugs was screened using an ethoxyresorufin deethylase Aggrenox Brand Name assay. Four agents were competitive inhibitors of CYP1B1 activity: flutamide (K(i) = 1.0 microM), paclitaxel (K(i) = 31.6 microM), mitoxantrone (K(i) = 11.6 microM), and docetaxel (K(i) = 28.0 microM). Doxorubicin (K(i) = 2.6 microM) and daunomycin (K(i) = 2.1 microM) were mixed inhibitors, while tamoxifen was a noncompetitive inhibitor (K(i) = 5.0 microM). Vinblastine, vincristine, 5-fluorouracil, etoposide, and cyclophosphamide did not inhibit CYP1B1 activity. In vitro incubations with flutamide and CYP1B1 produced a metabolite consistent with 2-hydroxyflutamide. Comparison of kinetic parameters (K(m), K(i), V(max)) for flutamide 2-hydroxylation by CYP1B1, CYP1A1, and CYP1A2 indicate that CYP1B1 could play a major role for flutamide biotransformation in tumors. The results obtained indicate that several anticancer agents inhibit CYP1B1 activity. Drug inactivation by CYP1B1 may represent a novel mechanism of resistance, influencing the clinical outcome of chemotherapy.

eulexin 500 mg 2015-07-31

ADT patients evidenced a significant decline in spatial reasoning, spatial abilities and working memory during treatment compared with baseline. No changes were noted for measures of verbal or spatial memory, selective attention or language. Significant changes in self-rated mood such as increased depression, tension, anxiety, fatigue and irritability were evident during treatment compared with baseline for ADT patients. No significant changes in either cognitive tests or mood measures Symmetrel En Alcohol were noted for the healthy control group.

eulexin capsules 2016-03-27

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group study 94-08 analyzed 1979 males with prostate cancer, stage T1b-T2b and prostate-specific antigen concentrations of ≤ 20 ng/dL, to investigate whether 4 Casodex Tabs months of total androgen suppression (TAS) added to RT improved survival compared to RT alone. Patients randomized to receive TAS received flutamide with luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist. According to protocol, patients without evidence of clinical recurrence or initiation of additional endocrine therapy underwent repeat prostate biopsy 2 years after RT completion. Statistical analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of positive post-RT biopsy results on clinical outcomes.

eulexin 125 mg 2017-04-26

The antiandrogenic drug, flutamide (Odyne), is widely used in the treatment of carcinoma of prostate. It is well known that flutamide has adverse effects of liver disorders. To ascertain the risk of liver disorders before administering this drug, past history and lifestyle preferences were resurveyed in 123 patients Epivir 150mg Tablet who had been treated with flutamide. The results obtained were assessed in relation to the occurrence of liver disorders by multivariate logistic regression analysis. The incidence of liver disorders was 26% (33/123), with 64% of the disorders occurring within 9 months. The chi-square test for dependent variables revealed that three variables, i.e., body mass index, past history of liver disorders and elevated glutamic-pyruvic transaminase levels were significantly related to the incidence of liver disorders (p > 0.05). Multivariate analysis indicated that a history of liver disorders and elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels were related to a higher incidence of liver disorders. Elevated ALT levels were associated with a higher incidence of liver disorders and smoking was related to a lower incidence of the liver disorders.

eulexin medication 2016-01-18

LHRH analogs and the antiandrogens remain the cornerstone in the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. New therapeutic classes emerged recently (inhibitor of the synthesis of the androgen, the new antiandrogens) and allowed to grow again the limits of the hormone resistance and define the concept castration-resistant prostate cancer.

eulexin dosage 2015-01-25

Deterioration of reproductive health in human and wildlife species during the past decades has drawn considerable attention to the potential adverse effects of exposure to xenosteroids during sensitive periods of sex development. The hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) unit is a key element in the neuroendocrine system controlling development and function of the reproductive axis; the HP unit being highly sensitive to the organizing effects of endogenous and exogenous sex steroids. To gain knowledge on the molecular mode of action and potential biomarkers of exposure to estrogenic compounds at the HP unit, we screened for differentially expressed genes at the pituitary and hypothalamus of rats after neonatal exposure to estradiol benzoate. Our analyses identified persistent up-regulation of alpha- and beta-globin mRNAs at the pituitary following neonatal estrogenization. This finding was confirmed by combination of RT-PCR analyses and in situ hybridization. Induction of alpha- and beta-globin mRNA expression at the pituitary by neonatal exposure to estrogen was demonstrated as dose-dependent and it was persistently detected up to puberty. In contrast, durable up-regulation of alpha- and beta-globin genes was not detected at the hypothalamus, cortex, cerebellum, liver and testis. Finally, enhanced levels of alpha- and beta-globin mRNAs at the pituitary were also demonstrated after neonatal administration of the anti-androgen flutamide. In summary, alpha- and beta-globin genes may prove as sensitive, pituitary-specific biomarkers of exposure to estrogenic (and/or anti-androgenic) compounds at critical periods of sex development, whose potential in the assessment of endocrine disrupting events at the HP unit merits further investigation.