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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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Nuclear expression of CCAAT enhancer binding protein-alpha (C/EBPalpha), which supports tissue differentiation through several antiproliferative protein-protein interactions, augurs terminal differentiation of prostate epithelial cells. C/EBPalpha is also a tumor suppressor, but in many tumors its antiproliferative interactions may be attenuated by de-phosphorylation. C/EBPalpha acts as a corepressor of the classical androgen response element (ARE)-mediated gene activation by the androgen receptor (AR), but this is paradoxical as the genotropic actions of AR are crucial not only for the growth of the prostate but also for its maintenance and function. We show that DNA-bound C/EPBalpha recruits AR to activate transcription. C/EBPalpha-dependent trans-activation by AR also overrode suppression of AREs by C/EBPalpha elsewhere in a promoter. This mechanism was remarkable in that its androgen dependence was apparently for nuclear translocation of AR; it was otherwise androgen independent, flutamide insensitive and tolerant to disruption of AR dimerization. Gene response profiles and global chromatin associations in situ supported the direct bimodal regulation of AR transcriptional signaling by C/EBPalpha. This unique mechanism explains the functional coordination between AR and C/EPBalpha in the prostate and also shows that hormone-refractory AR signaling in prostate cancer could occur through receptor tethering.

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Study Type - Therapy (RCT) Level of Evidence 1b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) involves cycling ADT, allowing hormonal recovery during off-treatment periods. This could lead to a better quality of life during off-treatment periods and could delay progression to castration resistance. Safety and feasibility of intermittent ADT have been shown but tolerability and health-related quality of life improvement have been suggested but questioned by others. Results from randomized trials, including relapsing or mixed populations, have suggested intermittent ADT to be as effective as continuous ADT. In this study of only metastatic patients, no statistical difference in either overall survival or progression-free survival was shown between intermittent and continuous ADT and suggests that intermittent might be as safe as continuous castration. It could be an option in highly responding and well-informed metastatic patients even if no clear benefit in health-related quality of life was shown. This intermittent modality could be of interest in metastatic patients with significant treatment-induced side-effects.

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Nondiploidy was associated with shorter survival, which seemed to be related to reduced response to salvage hormone therapy for those previously exposed to short-term TAB.

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Glycoprotein Po (Po) and peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) are two proteins playing a crucial physiological role in the maintenance of the multilamellar structure of peripheral myelin. We here demonstrate that the removal of circulating androgens by orchidectomy induces a significant decrease of the synthesis of Po and PMP22 in the rat sciatic nerve. In case of Po, this effect may be counteracted by the subsequent treatment with testosterone metabolites, dihydrotestosterone or 5alpha-androstan-3alpha,17beta-diol (3alpha-diol). Experiments have been consequently performed in order to evaluate the role of androgen receptor (AR) in the control of Po synthesis. In vivo treatment with flutamide (i.e., an antagonist of AR) induces a decrease of the synthesis of this myelin protein in the sciatic nerve of intact male rats confirming a role for this steroid receptor. On the contrary, PMP22 seems not to be under the control of AR, but a role for GABAA receptor may be proposed. This concept is based on the findings that: (a) only 3alpha-diol, which is able to interact with GABAA receptor, is effective in stimulating the synthesis of PMP22 in the sciatic nerve of castrated male rats, and (b) flutamide treatment is ineffective in decreasing the protein levels in intact male rats. The observations here reported clearly show similarities and dissimilarities with the effects exerted by other members of neuroactive steroid family, like for instance progesterone derivatives, which will be discussed in text.

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Poorly differentiated Gleason 9 adenocarcinoma of the prostate with small-cell/neuroendocrine features.

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Clinical data and models of human disease indicate that androgen receptor (AR) activity is essential for prostate cancer development, growth, and progression. The dependence of prostatic adenocarcinoma on AR signaling at all stages of disease has thereby been exploited in the treatment of disseminated tumors, for which ablation of AR function is the goal of first-line therapy. Although these strategies are initially effective, recurrent tumors arise with restored AR activity, and no durable treatment has yet been identified to combat this stage of disease. New insights into AR regulation and the mechanisms underlying resurgent AR activity have provided fertile ground for the development of novel strategies to more effectively inhibit receptor activity and prolong the transition to therapeutic failure.

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Recent studies suggest that the androgen receptor (AR) might play important roles in influencing bladder cancer progression, yet its clinical application remains unclear. Here, we developed a new combined therapy with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and the AR degradation enhancer ASC-J9 or antiandrogen hydroxyflutamide (HF) to better suppress bladder cancer progression. Mechanism dissection revealed that ASC-J9 treatment enhanced BCG efficacy to suppress bladder cancer cell proliferation via increasing the recruitment of monocytes/macrophages that involved the promotion of BCG attachment/internalization to the bladder cancer cells through increased integrin-α5β1 expression and IL6 release. Such consequences might then enhance BCG-induced bladder cancer cell death via increased TNFα release. Interestingly, we also found that ASC-J9 treatment could directly promote BCG-induced HMGB1 release to enhance the BCG cytotoxic effects for suppression of bladder cancer cell growth. In vivo approaches also concluded that ASC-J9 could enhance the efficacy of BCG to better suppress bladder cancer progression in BBN-induced bladder cancer mouse models. Together, these results suggest that the newly developed therapy combining BCG plus ASC-J9 may become a novel therapy to better suppress bladder cancer progress.

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DNA nondiploidy was not associated with any of the other prognostic factors in univariate analyses. In Kaplan-Meier analyses, 5-year overall survival was 70% for those with diploid tumors and 42% for nondiploid tumors. Cox proportional hazards regression revealed that nondiploidy was independently associated with reduced overall survival. No correlation was observed between DNA ploidy and distant metastasis. The diminished survival in the absence of an increase in distant metastasis was related to a reduction in the effect of salvage androgen ablation; patients treated initially with RT+TAB and who had nondiploid tumors had reduced survival after salvage androgen ablation.

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We examined the influence of androgens on fetal medial basal hypothalamic and preoptic area (MBH-POA) calbindin-D28K levels (via Western analysis) by treating pregnant rats with testosterone or flutamide, (an androgen receptor blocker). MBH-POA calbindin-D28K levels were significantly decreased in flutamide-treated male fetuses, whereas, MBH-POA calbindin-D28K levels were significantly increased in testosterone-treated female fetuses compared to controls. These results suggest that MBH-POA calbindin-D28K is modulated during prenatal development by androgens.

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Several exciting new forms of therapy for metastatic prostatic cancer have been introduced recently. Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) agonists paradoxically inhibit pituitary release of luteinizing hormone, resulting in a fall of serum testosterone to castrate levels within two to four weeks. These drugs have no cardiovascular side effects. A nonsteroidal antiandrogen, flutamide, may be as effective as orchiectomy in men with untreated metastatic disease and has the advantage of preserving potency in most men. In recent reports, combining the LH-RH agonist with an antiandrogen resulted in "total medical castration," which may substantially improve objective response rates and patient survival. Ketoconazole, an antifungal drug, also rapidly inhibits testicular and adrenal androgen synthesis and decreases plasma testosterone to castrate levels within 72 hours. In men with hormone-resistant disease, combination chemotherapy may produce an objective response rate of 50%. In men with severely painful bony metastasis, an inexpensive drug used in Paget's disease, etidronate disodium, may be palliative.

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In the present work, the activity of mouse renal ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) from CBA female mice was used as a biological marker to detect (anti)androgenic activity of different groups of endocrine disruptors and steroids. Daily injections of testosterone or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) into 60 day old female mice for 4 days increased renal ODC activity in a dose-dependent manner that reached up to 100-fold (testosterone) or 250-fold (DHT) above the baseline when the highest dose, 200 microg/mouse, was used. Administration of flutamide concurrently with testosterone (75 microg/mouse) caused a potent decrease of ODC induction in a dose-dependent manner, suppressing the enzyme activity at the doses of 0.1 and 0.5 mg/mouse by about 88 and 95%, respectively. In contrast, estradiol at the doses of 0.5 and 1 mg/mouse induced a significant stimulation of renal ODC activity in a dose-dependent manner when it was given alone or in combination with testosterone. Using a sensitive increase in ODC activity in response to androgens as an end point, we did not detect an antiandrogenic effect of several antiandrogens, such as cyproterone acetate, spironolactone, p,p'DDE and vinclozolin. Also, none of these antiandrogens were able to change the basal level of renal ODC activity, with the exception of cyproterone acetate that at a dose of 0.1 mg/mouse stimulated ODC activity. The data obtained suggest that mouse renal ODC from CBA females is not strictly androgen-specific and cannot be used for estimation of antiandrogenic effects of compounds having an affinity to different types of receptors.

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Decreased proliferation and PSA mRNA levels, and increased apoptosis were observed in most tumours. These early cellular responses were not correlated to each other and did not predict serum PSA response or cancer-specific survival. A nadir PSA level below 1 ng/ml predicted a longer cancer-specific survival after castration therapy.

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A retrospective study was performed on 72 transurethral resection specimens from patients who subsequently underwent endocrine therapy for prostate cancer and were followed for 44 to 95 months. Progression-free interval was recorded. Distribution pattern and proportion of neuroendocrine cells were examined in transurethral resection specimens. Neuroendocrine cells were identified based on immunoreactivity for chromogranin A.

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In the present study, we show that miR-34c is detected in mouse pachytene spermatocytes and continues to be highly expressed in spermatids. To explore the specific functions of miR-34c, we have established an in vivo model by transfecting miR-34c inhibitors into primary spermatocytes to study the loss-of-function of miR-34c. The results show that silencing of miR-34c significantly increases the Bcl-2/Bax ratio and prevents germ cell from apoptosis induced by deprivation of testosterone. Moreover, ectopic expression of the miR-34c in GC-2 cell trigger the cell apoptosis with a decreased Bcl-2/Bax ratio and miR-34c inhibition lead to a low spontaneous apoptotic ratio and an increased Bcl-2/Bax ratio. Furthermore, ectopic expression of miR-34c reduces ATF1 protein expression without affecting ATF1 mRNA level via directly binding to ATF1's 3'UTR, indicating that ATF1 is one of miR-34c's target genes. Meanwhile, the knockdown of ATF1 significantly decreases the Bcl-2/Bax ratio and triggers GC-2 cell apoptosis. Inhibition of miR-34c does not decrease the GC-2 cell apoptosis ratio in ATF1 knockdown cells.

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This study was designed to determine how to suppress behavioral effects of androgens with a pure non-steroidal antiandrogen, Hydroxyflutamide (OHF). The major dependent variable was yawning behavior of castrated adult male rhesus macaques. Injections of testosterone propionate (TP) increased yawning frequency and cessation of TP injections produced a decrease in yawning frequency. A similar decrease was observed with simultaneous injections of TP and OHF. It has been found that the dose of OHF injected subcutaneously should be 80 times that of TP to block the effects of either physiological or supraphysiological doses of TP.

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It has previously been speculated that the androgen receptor antagonist flutamide produces behavioral effects that are not mediated by androgen receptors. These earlier studies were performed in intact rodents and thus, flutamide may have interfered with endogenous testosterone produced by the testes. The main objective of the present study was to examine whether flutamide induces anxiolytic-like behavior in castrated rats.

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Histochemical and ultrastructural investigation of the prostate in baboons treated parenterally with saline revealed that the epithelial cells in the caudal prostatic lobe possess very high acid phosphatase activity, moderate nonspecific esterase activity and alkaline phosphatase activity, and little or no amino-peptidase or beta-glucuronidase activity. Only a few lipofuscin granules were found. Ultrastructurally, the epithelial cells had a characteristic polar appearance with a supranuclear zone dominated by large secretory vacuoles. Secretory granules were abundant in the apical zone. No clear difference was found between the cranial and the caudal prostate except that the acid phosphatase activity of the epithelial cells was much lower in the former. In baboons treated with estraumustine phosphate, diethylstilbestrol diphosphate, or with flutamide, i.e., drugs used in the treatment of advanced prostatic carcinoma, the epithelial cells in the caudal prostatic lobe showed a varying degree of atrophy, which was least in the flutamide-treated animals. The histologic changes were accompanied by only minor changes in the enzyme activities, but the number of histochemically demonstrable lipofuscin granules were substantially increased, a finding confirmed by electron microscopy. The drugs did not notably affect the cranial prostate. The findings showed that the caudal, but not the cranial, lobe of the prostate of the baboon resembles the human prostate and can be affected by drugs known to have a desirable effect on the carcinomatous human prostate.

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The dose-response characterization of endocrine mediated toxicity is an on-going debate which is controversial when exploring the nature of the dose-response curve and the effect at the low-end of the curve. To contribute to this debate we have assessed the effects of a wide range of dose levels of the antiandrogen flutamide (FLU) on 7-week male Wistar rats. FLU was administered by oral gavage at doses of 0, 0.001, 0.01, 0.1, 1 and 10mg/kg/day for 28 days. To evaluate the reproducibility, the study was performed 3 times. The molecular initiating event (MIE; AR antagonism), the key events (LH increase, Leydig cell proliferation and hyperplasia increases) and associated events involved in the mode of action (MOA) of FLU induced testicular toxicity were characterized to address the dose response concordance. Results showed no effects at low doses (<0.1mg/kg/day) for the different key events studied. The histopathological changes (Leydig cell hyperplasia) observed at 1 and 10mg/kg/day were associated with an increase in steroidogenesis gene expression in the testis from 1mg/kg/day, as well as an increase in testosterone blood level at 10mg/kg/day. Each key event dose-response was in good concordance with the MOA of FLU on the testis. From the available results, only monotonic dose-response curves were observed for the MIE, the key events, associated events and in effects observed in other sex related tissues. All the results, so far, show that the reference endocrine disruptor FLU induces threshold effects in a standard 28-day toxicity study on adult male rats.

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Following maximum androgen blockade with an alternative nonsteroidal antiandrogen is effective for advanced prostate cancer that has relapsed after initial maximum androgen blockade. Even a partial response to second line maximum androgen blockade was associated with improved survival. Our data support the notion that responders to second line regimens are androgen independent but still hormonally sensitive.

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There was no association between incidence or rate of Hb decrease and race, age, or pretreatment prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. However, the recovery from anemia after completion of CAB in African-Americans was slower than in Whites in the Z+ group (P < 0.04). Whereas grade 1 hematologic toxicity may occur in < 5% of the patients with zoladex alone, and approximately 6% with flutamide alone, in our study 81% showed mild to pronounced anemia. Since anemia has not been observed after treatment with XRT alone or XRT followed by zoladex, we conclude that the anemia was due to CAB. Recognition of this side effect should avoid unnecessary diagnostic evaluations.

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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may be a promising agent for postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO), but its mechanism to modulate osteoblasts (OBs) is yet to be explained. To elucidate the effects of DHEA treatment on the ovariectomized (OVX) mice and its mechanisms, we evaluated the morphology of mice bone tissue and expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in the vertebrae-derived OB after having treated the OVX animals with DHEA. The results showed that DHEA administration increased the expression of PCNA in OB and changed the bone tissue morphometry of the PMO model. To further investigate this mechanism, the OB was isolated from neonatal mice calvariae by the enzyme-digested assay, exposed to DHEA, and then analyzed for ultrastructure, DNA content, early apoptotic cells, and phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2. It was found that DHEA promoted proliferation and inhibited apoptosis of OB significantly, via mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway independent of either androgen receptor or estrogen receptor, suggesting that it may exert roles via a DHEA-specific receptor directly, not by way of conversion to androgens or estrogens.

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Low-dose pioglitazone (Pio), flutamide (Flu), metformin (Met) plus an oestro-progestagen is a novel polytherapy lowering total and visceral adiposity, and reducing carotid intima media thickness (IMT) in hyperinsulinaemic women with androgen excess, without changing their body mass index (BMI). In a search for mediators of PioFluMet's actions, we measured serum levels of visfatin and high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin.

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Plasma disposition and urinary recovery of sulfamethazine (SMZ), its N4-acetylated metabolite (N4AcSMZ), and two of its hydroxylated metabolites [5-hydroxysulfamethazine (5OHSMZ) and 6-hydroxymethylsulfamethazine (6CH2OHSMZ)] were determined in male and female rats, in castrated males, and in rats pretreated with various steroid hormones. Male rats had a 2-fold higher SMZ plasma clearance than females, castrates, and males treated with flutamide (a testosterone antagonist). When castrated male rats were treated with testosterone or trenbolone, SMZ plasma clearance returned to normal values. Higher SMZ plasma clearance rates in the presence of androgens went together with higher urinary recoveries of the 6CH2OHSMZ metabolite. In hepatic microsomes of male rats lower apparent KM values, and higher Vmax values for 6CH2OHSMZ and 5OHSMZ formation were found than in microsomes of female rats. Castration or treatment of male rats with flutamide markedly reduced microsomal SMZ hydroxylation rates. Pretreatment of male or female rats with phenobarbital or triacetyl-oleandomycin had no effect on microsomal SMZ hydroxylation, whereas a continuous infusion with bovine somatotropin in male rats caused a marked decrease in SMZ hydroxylation rate. Finally, SMZ hydroxylation to 6CH2OHSMZ and 5OHSMZ in hepatic microsomes from male rats was strongly inhibited by monoclonal antibodies against P-4502C11. These results suggest that the male-specific P-4502C11 enzyme plays an important role in the hydroxylation of SMZ to 6CH2OHSMZ and 5OHSMZ in rats. SMZ seems a useful model compound to assess hormone effects on oxidative biotransformation (in vivo and in vitro) in rats.

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Prolonged androgen deprivation therapy, low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and a history of alcohol excess are important risk factors for osteoporosis and spinal fractures in men with buy eulexin online prostate cancer.

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Structural luteolysis shows striking interspecies differences. Morphological changes in the corpus luteum (CL) of the cyclic hamster have been studied alongside the potential involvement of known luteolytic hormones. Ovaries from intact Syrian golden hamsters killed at 1100 h on days 1 and 2 and at 1100 and 1700 h on days 3 and 4 of the estrous cycle were dissected for histological study. The day of ovulation, the day of estrus, was arbitrarily designated day 1 of the estrous cycle. Steroidogenic cells in the CL were scarcely luteinized on day 1 and reached full luteinization on day 2. On the morning of day 3, initial regressive changes (accumulation of lipid droplets, invasion by neutrophils, and accumulation of phagocytic cells) were observed. These regressive changes increased progressively and apoptotic cells as well as phagocytic cells containing phagocytized apoptotic cells were abundant on the evening of day 3. On the morning of day 4, apoptotic cells/bodies and phagocytic cells containing phagocytized material were extremely abundant throughout the CL. However, steroidogenic cells with intact nuclei and well-preserved blood vessels were also found. Surviving cells in the CL showed progressive morphological changes. These cells showed morphological features intermediate between luteal and interstitial cells in the evening of day 4 and were virtually indistinguishable from interstitial cells on day 1 of the following cycle. Additional animals were injected at 1100 h on day 2 with: (a) the dopaminergic agonist CB154 (0.4 buy eulexin online mg) to block prolactin secretion, (b) the anti-estrogen LY117018 (1.6 mg) or the anti-androgen Flutamide (3 mg) to block estrogen or androgen receptors, respectively, and (c) progesterone (2 mg) to prevent the fall in serum progesterone concentrations. Ovaries from these animals were collected at 1700 h on day 3 and at 1000 h on day 4. The luteolytic process was not affected by any treatment. These data indicate that, in contrast to its close relatives (e.g., the rat), structural luteolysis in the hamster is independent of the apoptotic inducing luteolytic hormones. In addition, differences in the cellular mechanisms responsible for CL elimination were also present. In the hamster, part of the luteal cells do not undergo apoptosis and seemed to progress through another developmental path giving rise to interstitial-like cells.

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Observed late RT toxicity rates were generally similar in patients who did and did not receive HT. Thus, increased late RT toxicity should not be a major concern buy eulexin online when deciding to add HT to RT for treatment of localized prostate cancer.

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We tested the hypothesis that certain patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer retain hormonal sensitivity even after progression following antiandrogen withdrawal. The buy eulexin online efficacy of ketoconazole and hydrocortisone in this patient population was evaluated.

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The testosterone derivative 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone produced a rapid and reversible concentration-dependent relaxation of KCl-induced contractions. Other androgens were also effective, showing the following rank order of potency: androsterone >5beta-dihydrotestosterone >androstenedione >5alpha-dihydrotestosterone >testosterone. Calcium- buy eulexin online induced contractions were also inhibited (about 45%) by 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (30 microM). Moreover 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone blocked the increase of intracellular Ca(2+) induced by KCl, measured by the fluorescent dye fura-2. Relaxation to 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone was resistant to the K(+) channel antagonists glibenclamide, 4-aminopyridine and charybdotoxin. It was not affected by removal of epithelium or by L-NNA (300 microM), an inhibitor of nitric oxide biosynthesis, nor by selective inhibitors of soluble guanylate cyclase, ODQ or LY 83583, indicating that nitrergic or cGMP mediated mechanisms were not involved. The androgen-induced relaxation was also not blocked by the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide (300 microM) or by the classical androgen receptor flutamide (up to 100 microM), corroborating that the effect is non-genomic.

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Images of the hamster flank organ were obtained in vivo by high resolution ultrasound (B-scan). The planimetric measurements of the ultrasonic image that determined the size of the flank organ, with a reproducibility of about 10%, highly correlated with the measurements of histological sections. This new method provides a simple and non-invasive method for determining the size of the hamster flank organ after various treatments buy eulexin online which does not involve the killing of the animal under investigation.

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In serum-free medium, T and DHT at concentrations of 5 x 10(-8) to 10(-7)M significantly (P <0.05) inhibited IL-6 production by hGF. Flutamide, buy eulexin online up to concentrations of 2 x 10(-5)M, did not reverse this inhibition. The androgen receptor was identified in both hGF and PDL.

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This study was undertaken to explore interactions between c-Src kinase and the N-cadherin-β-catenin complex in seminiferous tubules of flutamide-treated rats. An anti-androgen flutamide (50 mg/kg bw) was injected daily into adult rats from postnatal days 82 to 88. Testes from 90-day-old control and flutamide-treated rats were used for experiments. Flutamide did not affect testis morphology, but impaired connexin43 immunoexpression between Sertoli cells at the blood-testis barrier (BTB) region, indicating the BTB as a sensitive target for flutamide. Real-time RT-PCR and western blot analyses revealed upregulation of N-cadherin at the mRNA and protein level after flutamide exposure (p < 0.05), whereas no changes in β-catenin and c-Src expression were observed. Notably, membranous β-catenin immunolocalization indicated its involvement in the buy eulexin online cell adhesion complex rather than its contribution to the Wnt signaling pathway. As we used an exposure regime which avoided germ cell loss, it is likely that changes in the N-cadherin-β-catenin complex are a primary effect of androgen signaling disruption by flutamide. Immunohistochemistry revealed a diffusion of N-cadherin and β-catenin signals away from the BTB with concomitant disruption of c-Src staining pattern. As detected by immunofluorescence and coimmunoprecipitation, flutamide promoted disassembly of the N-cadherin-ß-catenin complex, induced N-cadherin to dissociate from c-Src at the BTB site, and altered interactions between the cell junction proteins and/or c-Src. Equally important, increased levels of p-N-cadherin-Tyr860 and p-β-catenin-Tyr654 (p < 0.05) pointed to a mechanism related to adhesion complex disassembly and suggested a potential role of c-Src in the control of the protein-protein dynamics. Overall, for the first time we have shown that flutamide alters the distribution of c-Src and affects N-cadherin-β-catenin interactions at the BTB. Understanding mechanism(s) by which anti-androgens can affect intercellular adhesion within the testis is relevant for predicting and preventing reproductive disorders affecting male fertility.

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A comprehensive screening of the more recent DFT theoretical approach to structural analysis is presented in this section of theoretical structural analysis. The chemical name of 2-methyl-N-[4-nitro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-propanamide is usually called as Flutamide (In the present study it is abbreviated as FLT) and is an important and efficacious drug in the treatment of anti-cancer resistant. The molecular geometry, vibrational spectra, electronic and NMR spectral interpretation of Flutamide have been buy eulexin online studied with the aid of density functional theory method (DFT). The vibrational assignments of the normal modes were performed on the basis of the PED calculations using the VEDA 4 program. Comparison of computational results with X-ray diffraction results of Flutamide allowed the evaluation of structure predictions and confirmed B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) as accurate for structure determination. Application of scaling factors for IR and Raman frequency predictions showed good agreement with experimental values. This is supported the assignment of the major contributors of the vibration modes of the title compound. Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions leading to its bioactivity, charge delocalization have been analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. NMR chemical shifts of the molecule were calculated using the gauge independent atomic orbital (GIAO) method. The comparison of measured FTIR, FT-Raman, and UV-Visible data to calculated values allowed assignment of major spectral features of the title molecule. Besides, Frontier molecular orbital analyze was also investigated using theoretical calculations.

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All operated testes had reticulated vessels buy eulexin online on the tunica albuginea. There were no statistically significant differences in the testicular weight between groups 1 (mean +/- SD 0.47 +/- 0.04 gm) and 4 (0.30 +/- 0.19), suggesting that Fowler-Stephens orchiopexy did not induce significant testicular atrophy. However, seminiferous tubule diameters in group 4 were significantly smaller than in group 1 (p <0.001), and no sperm was observed in the epididymis of group 4 rats, suggesting that Fowler-Stephens orchiopexy reduced seminiferous tubule diameters and did not improve spermatogenesis.

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Fenitrothion [0,0-dimethyl-O-(4-nitro-m-tolyl) phosphorothioate] is an organophosphate insecticide that has been shown to have antiandrogenic activity using in vitro and in vivo screening assays. Studies were performed to evaluate the ability of fenitrothion to disrupt androgen-dependent sexual differentiation in the male rat. Pregnant Crl:CD(SD)BR rats were administered fenitrothion by gavage at 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 mg/kg/day ( n = 6-11/group) from gestation day (GD) 12 to 21. Maternal toxicity was observed in the dams treated with 20 and 25 mg fenitrothion/kg/day based on muscle tremors and decreases in body weight gain from GD 12 to 21. Fetal death was increased in the 20 and 25 mg/kg/day exposure groups, as evidenced by a decrease in the proportion of pups born alive. Androgen-mediated buy eulexin online development of the reproductive tract was altered in male offspring exposed in utero to maternally toxic levels of fenitrothion (25 mg/kg/day), as evidenced by reduction in anogenital distance on postnatal day (PND) 1 and retention of areolae on PND 13. However, these effects were only transient, and there were no indications of abnormal phenotypes or development of androgen-dependent tissues on PND 100. At the dose levels evaluated in this study, fenitrothion was only weakly antiandrogenic in vivo compared with other androgen receptor antagonists such as flutamide, linuron, and vinclozolin. Based on observed fetotoxicity at 20 mg/kg/day, the lowest observed adverse effect level (LOAEL) for developmental effects can be lowered from 25 to 20 mg/kg/day.

eulexin medication 2017-09-19

Paffia spp (Amaranthacea) has a widespread use of in Brazil as a possible hormonal supplement and a substitute of Panax ginseng, although information on its buy eulexin online reproductive effects is missing.

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The aim of the present study was to investigate whether orchiectomy or administration of flutamide an antagonist of the testosterone receptor can reduce oxidative stress and histologic damage in the rat small bowel subjected to mesenteric ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. A total of 32 Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups. Group 1 was control (sham), group 2 was I/R, group 3 was I/R plus orchiectomy (orchiectomy was performed 14 days before I/R), group 4 was I/R plus flutamide (flutamide was given throughout 14 days before mesenteric IR). Rats were subjected to 45 min of mesenteric ischemia followed by 3 h of reperfusion. The levels of ileal malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitric oxide (NO) were found to be significantly lower in orchiectomy and flutamide treatment groups compared with I/R group (P < 0.05). The histopathological injury scores were consistent with the MDA and NO levels. These results suggest that buy eulexin online castration or testosterone receptor blockade decreases the level of intestinal I/R injury in male rats and it is an another example for disease variations based on gender differences.

eulexin tablets 2016-05-12

Drugs were implicated in hepatic injury in 30 patients buy eulexin online (15 men and 15 women) in whom there was a causal or highly probable relationship between drug use and liver disease. The drugs responsible for liver damage were Chinese medicinal herbs (n = 12), cyclosporin (n = 2), fosfomycin, gentamicin, flutamide, acipimox and nimesulide (n = 1 each). Of the 30 patients, 19 (63.3%) were classified as having hepatocellular or mixed hepatitis, eight (26.7%) as having cholestatic injury and the remaining three as having a severe hepatic drug reaction (prothrombin < 50%), including death.

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In advanced prostate cancer, androgen suppression (AS) by surgery or drugs controls testicular hormone secretion, and the further addition of an antiandrogen such as Imdur Tablets 60mg nilutamide, flutamide, or cyproterone acetate is referred to as maximum androgen blockade (MAB). The aim of this overview was to compare the effects on the duration of survival of MAB and of AS alone.

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

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Circulating osteocalcin (OC) and cortisol levels were measured in blood samples from 93 patients with dissaminated prostate cancer. Among these subjects 79 had not responded to therapy, while 14 had responded to a variety of anticancer treatment strategies (orchiectomy, cyproterone acetate (CPA), flutamide, Buserelin, diethylstilbestrol (DES), Estracyt, and polyestradiol phosphate). The control group consisted of 19 patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy. In the majority of these patients blood adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), estradiol human growth hormone (hGH), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were also assessed. In nonresponders to therapy with DES and Estracyt subnormal circulating OC levels were measured, while normal OC values were found in nonresponders to other treatment strategies. In patient given Estracyt highly elevated estradiol levels were recorded. Subnormal and Cytoxan Drug Company /or low-normal estradiol concentrations were found in patients subjected to CPA and DES. Elevated blood cortisol levels were assessed in subjects treated with DES and Estracyt while at the same time either subnormal and low-normal plasma ACTH concentrations were measured in these same patients. Accordingly, the decline observed in OC concentration seems to be a consequence of the well-established inhibitory effect of glucorticoids on osteoblast activity. The decline in blood cortisol levels obtained after administration of dexamethasone in patients given DES and Estracyt may be attributed both to possible changes in catabolic pathways and to the contribution of the negative neuroendocrinological feedback.

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Precastration prevented the significantly suppressed capacity of wound immune cells to release IL-1 beta and IL-6. In addition, precastration normalized the elevated IL-6 expression at the wound site in the T- Arjuna Online H mice. Moreover, wound-breaking strength was improved in castrated mice 10 days after T-H.

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We evaluated the efficacy of N-acetylcysteine for testicular Lipitor Missed Dose damage induced by undescended testes in rats.

eulexin dosage 2015-06-14

1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3)) and its derivatives are a potential treatment of human prostate cancer. The antiproliferative action of 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) is mainly exerted through nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR)-mediated control of target gene transcription. To explore the target genes which are regulated by 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) in human prostate cancer LNCaP cells, cDNA microarray was performed by using a chip that contains 3000 gene probes. The results showed that 24 genes were regulated by 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3). Five of them encode proteins which belong to metabolic enzymes and fatty acid biosynthesis. Fatty acid synthase (FAS) was found to be down-regulated by 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3), and the regulation was confirmed by real-time quantitative RT-PCR analysis. Inhibition of FAS expression by 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) in LNCaP cells was more than 50% at 6h. Inhibitory effect of 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) on FAS expression was completely blocked in the presence of protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide, indicating that the down-regulation of FAS gene expression by 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) was indirect in LNCaP cells. An inhibition of FAS activity by cerulenin resulted in a strong inhibition of LNCaP cell proliferation. The inhibition of FAS expression and cell proliferation by 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) seemed to be androgen-dependent, since antiandrogen, casodex and DCC-treatment of serum blocked the vitamin D action. The findings suggest that FAS is involved in the antiproliferative effect of 1alpha Zocor Medication ,25(OH)(2)D(3) in presence of androgens on prostate cancer LNCaP cells.

eulexin dose 2016-04-09

We assessed cause specific and all cause survival in men with locally advanced prostate cancer after hormone therapy.

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The chi-square analyses demonstrated lower rates of GI toxicity (P = 0.013) and GU toxicity (P = 0.041) in the cohort receiving HT; this reduction in toxicity appeared to be consistent across different toxicity grades. However, on regression analysis, the only factor reaching statistical significance in predicting late GI and late GU toxicity was the radiation dose (P = 0.004 and P = 0.047, respectively). In particular, on regression analysis, HT did not reach statistical significance in predicting late GI toxicity (P = 0.229) or late GU toxicity (P = 0.910).

eulexin medication 2017-07-18

A number of environmental and industrial chemicals are reported to possess androgenic or antiandrogenic activities. These androgenic endocrine disrupting chemicals may disrupt the endocrine system of humans and wildlife by mimicking or antagonizing the functions of natural hormones. The present study developed a low cost recombinant androgen receptor (AR) competitive binding assay that uses no animals. We validated the assay by comparing the protocols and results from other similar assays, such as the binding assay using prostate cytosol. We tested 202 natural, synthetic, and environmental chemicals that encompass a broad range of structural classes, including steroids, diethylstilbestrol and related chemicals, antiestrogens, flutamide derivatives, bisphenol A derivatives, alkylphenols, parabens, alkyloxyphenols, phthalates, siloxanes, phytoestrogens, DDTs, PCBs, pesticides, organophosphate insecticides, and other chemicals. Some of these chemicals are environmentally persistent and/or commercially important, but their AR binding affinities have not been previously reported. To the best of our knowledge, these results represent the largest and most diverse data set publicly available for chemical binding to the AR. Through a careful structure-activity relationship (SAR) examination of the data set in conjunction with knowledge of the recently reported ligand-AR crystal structures, we are able to define the general structural requirements for chemical binding to AR. Hydrophobic interactions are important for AR binding. The interaction between ligand and AR at the 3- and 17-positions of testosterone and R1881 found in other chemical classes are discussed in depth. The SAR studies of ligand binding characteristics for AR are compared to our previously reported results for estrogen receptor binding.

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No clear relation between lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and endogenous gonadal hormones has been demonstrated. In this study, we compared the effects on Lp(a) of pharmacological castration in 50 patients with prostate cancer who were undergoing therapy with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (goserelin), with effects on 58 age-matched controls. We also studied 16 untreated patients under baseline conditions and after 3 months of therapy with goserelin alone or combined with an antiandrogen (flutamide). Neither cross-sectional nor prospective studies showed any significant effects of therapy on Lp(a). However, cluster analysis identified a subgroup of patients showing slight but significant increases in Lp(a) concentrations, as well as greater declines of testosterone and estradiol, suggesting that androgen, like estrogen, can exert some slight, though not easily detectable, influence on Lp(a).

eulexin tablets 2016-12-20

Men with BR of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiation (RT) were treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) comprised of leuprolide and flutamide. After 9 months on treatment, ADT was stopped, and monthly prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were observed during the off-treatment interval. When the PSA reached a threshold value (1 ng/mL for RP, 4 ng/mL for RT), ADT was resumed in a new cycle. Patients were treated intermittently in this manner until CRPC, which was defined as > or = two consecutive increasing PSA values while on ADT with castrate testosterone levels.

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It is not clear whether or not serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels after androgen deprivation prior to radical prostatectomy (neoadjuvant therapy) have any value in the prediction of the final pathologic stage.

eulexin 250 mg 2017-08-25

Flutamide, a potent nonsteroidal antiandrogen, was administered orally to male beagle dogs for 2, 3, or 4 years at doses of 10, 20, or 40 mg/kg/day. At each study interval, the results of clinical pathology examinations, organ weight determinations, necropsy, and histopathologic examinations generally were similar and included atrophy of the prostate gland, testicular interstitial cell hyperplasia, and seminiferous tubular atrophy and degeneration. After 3 years of drug exposure, there were 3 dogs with testicular interstitial cell adenomas and a few dogs with 1 or more enlarged mammary gland nipples. Based upon the pharmacologic activity of flutamide, these findings were expected and considered the consequence of long-term blocking of testosterone receptors and an exaggerated compensatory response to increased secretion of luteinizing hormone. The findings of this study were consistent with other examples of dysregulated hormone stimulation of target tissues noted during the nonclinical safety assessment of flutamide. In consideration of the clinical indication of flutamide for advanced prostatic carcinoma and based upon reports of minimal flutamide-related adverse clinical responses, the findings of this study pose no concern for human risk assessment.

eulexin drug 2016-05-09

To discuss the evolution of new concepts in the Use of second-line hormonal therapy for patients with progressive prostate cancer despite androgen deprivation.

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The effect of the antiandrogen flutamide on the prostatic vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) receptor/effector system was studied in rats. Rats were s.c. injected with a daily dose of flutamide (15 mg/kg B.W.) or vehicle for 14 days. Drug treatment resulted in histological evidence of gland involution and increased plasma membrane fluidity as estimated by fluorescence spectroscopy. The number of VIP receptors and the stimulatory effect of VIP on adenylate cyclase activity in prostatic membranes decreased in flutamide-treated rats. However, the pattern of forskolin stimulation of the enzyme activity was not modified by this drug. Androgen-receptor blockade by flutamide also decreased the prostatic levels of alpha(s,) alpha(i1/2), and alpha(i3/0) G-protein subunits, as estimated by an immunological procedure. Whereas apoptotic DNA fragmentation was evidenced in prostate from 3-day castrated animals, a heterogeneous electrophoretic pattern was observed after flutamide treatment. Thus, androgen-receptor blockade by flutamide results in an important impairment of the components of the VIP receptor/effector system in rat prostate as well as in a modification of their coupling extent, which is presumably due to differences observed in plasma membrane fluidity. These results represent a crosstalk in the prostate between two mechanisms of signal transduction involved in cell proliferation.