Benzopyrans are Selective Estrogen Receptor beta Agonists (SERBAs) with Novel Activity in Models of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
[ESR2_HUMAN] Nuclear hormone receptor. Binds estrogens with an affinity similar to that of ESR1, and activates expression of reporter genes containing estrogen response elements (ERE) in an estrogen-dependent manner. Isoform beta-cx lacks ligand binding ability and has no or only very low ere binding activity resulting in the loss of ligand-dependent transactivation ability. DNA-binding by ESR1 and ESR2 is rapidly lost at 37 degrees Celsius in the absence of ligand while in the presence of 17 beta-estradiol and 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen loss in DNA-binding at elevated temperature is more gradual.
Publication Abstract from PubMed
Benzopyran selective estrogen receptor beta agonist-1 (SERBA-1) shows potent, selective binding and agonist function in estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta) in vitro assays. X-ray crystal structures of SERBA-1 in ERalpha and beta help explain observed beta-selectivity of this ligand. SERBA-1 in vivo demonstrates involution of the ventral prostate in CD-1 mice (ERbeta effect), while having no effect on gonadal hormone levels (ERalpha effect) at 10x the efficacious dose, consistent with in vitro properties of this molecule.
Benzopyrans are selective estrogen receptor beta agonists with novel activity in models of benign prostatic hyperplasia.,Norman BH, Dodge JA, Richardson TI, Borromeo PS, Lugar CW, Jones SA, Chen K, Wang Y, Durst GL, Barr RJ, Montrose-Rafizadeh C, Osborne HE, Amos RM, Guo S, Boodhoo A, Krishnan V J Med Chem. 2006 Oct 19;49(21):6155-7. PMID:17034120
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