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Progesterone regulation of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) antigen and mRNA levels in human endometrial stromal cells.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.
1992 (English)In: Thrombosis Research, ISSN 0049-3848, E-ISSN 1879-2472, Vol. 66, no 1, 75-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Plasminogen activator activity decreases in the endometrium in the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle. This is partly due to decreased release of urokinase plasminogen activator in response to progesterone. Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) is an efficient inhibitor of both tissue-type and urokinase-type plasminogen activators, and may therefore be instrumental for the control of plasminogen activation. In this study we examined the effects of steroid hormones on PAI-1 release and PAI-1 mRNA levels in primary cultures of human endometrial stromal cells. In these cells the secretion of PAI-1 was increased by progesterone in a dose and time dependent way, but was not affected by estradiol. The progesterone induction of PAI-1 secretion was preceded by a 7-8 fold increase of the steady state level of PAI-1 mRNA in the cells, suggesting that progesterone activates PAI-1 gene expression. Cultured endometrial glandular epithelial cells were found to release only insignificant amounts of PAI-1 with or without hormone treatment. The effect of progesterone on endometrial stromal cells was mimicked by DH-testosterone. However, while the response to progesterone was completely blocked by ZK112993, a potent antagonist of the progesterone receptor, the response to DH-testosterone was partially blocked by ZK112993, and partially by OH-flutamide, a potent antagonist of the androgen receptor. This suggests that a secretory response on PAI-1 expression is mediated via androgen receptors in endometrial tissue.

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1992. Vol. 66, no 1, 75-87 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59903PubMedID: 1384159OAI: diva2:557004
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