Zu-Yue Sun

Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

Are you Zu-Yue Sun?

Claim your profile

Publications (12)19.35 Total impact

  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The age-related decline of the testosterone-to-estrogen (T-to-E2) ratio in serum is associated with the increased prevalence of prostatic inflammation. The goal of the study was to induce prostatic inflammation with E2 and androgen treatment and to explore the inflammatory markers and apoptosis on prostatitis. Methods: Castrated SD rats were treated with E2 and different doses of androgens to achieve an elevated concentration of E2 and a wide range of the androgen-to-E2 ratio in serum. Inflammatory markers TNF-α, COX-2 and MIP-1α were immunohistochemically stained. Apoptosis detection was evaluated by TUNEL staining. E2, T and DHT concentrations in serum were measured, and the relative weight of the prostate and seminal vesicles were determined. Results: T was anti-inflammatory at the doses which normalized or over stimulated the growth of the prostate and seminal vesicles. Experimentally, prostatitis induced by E2 alone increased the prostatic levels of the inflammatory markers TNF-a, COX-2 and MIP-1a. As signs of anti-estrogenic actions, androgens dose-dependently decreased the expression of TNF-α, COX-2 and MIP-1α. Prostatitis induced by E2 alone caused extensive apoptosis in the castrate-resistant cells and E2-induced apoptosis occurred dependently of T manipulation. Conclusions: Estrogen-alone-induced inflammatory response could promote the expression of inflammatory markers; however, T supplementation reduces the expression of inflammatory markers and E2-induced apoptosis occurs dependently on T manipulation in prostatitis.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · International Urology and Nephrology
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Immunotherapy has emerged as a promising approach that can be used in conjunction with conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy to further improve the survival rate of patients with advanced cancer. We have recently shown in previous studies that chemotherapy and radiation therapy can alter the tumor microenvironment and allow intratumoral vaccination to prime the adaptive immune system leading to the generation of antigen-specific cell-mediated immune responses. Here, we investigated whether intratumoral injection of a foreign immunodominant peptide (GP33) and the adjuvant CpG into tumors following cisplatin chemotherapy could lead to potent antitumor effects and antigen-specific cell-mediated immune responses. We observed that treatment with all three agents produced the most potent antitumor effects compared to pairwise combinations. Moreover, treatment with cisplatin, CpG and GP33 was able to control tumors at a distant site, indicating that our approach is able to induce cross-presentation of the tumor antigen. Treatment with cisplatin, CpG and GP33 also enhanced the generation of GP33-specific and E7-specific CD8+ T cells and decreased the number of MDSCs in tumor loci, a process found to be mediated by the Fas-FasL apoptosis pathway. The treatment regimen presented here represents a universal approach to cancer control.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Vaccine
  • Dong-Yan Huang · Jian-Hui Wu · Zu-Yue Sun
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a worldwide common disease in men over 50 years old, and the exact cause of BPH remains largely unknown. In order to elucidate its pathogenesis and screen effective drugs for the treatment of BPH, many BPH models have been developed at home and abroad. This article presents a comprehensive analysis of the categories and characteristics of BPH drug evaluation models, highlighting the application value of each model, to provide a theoretical basis for the development of BPH drugs.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2014 · Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology
  • Xiang-yun Liu · Li Xu · Lei Li · Yi Cheng · Yue Shao · Jian-yan Yang · Zu-yue Sun

    No preview · Article · Aug 2013 · Toxicology Letters
  • Jian-Hui Wu · Zu-Yue Sun
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: To establish an in vitro screening model for steroid 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors using the microplate reader. Steroid 5 alpha-reductase was obtained from the liver of female rats, an in vitro screening model for steroid 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors established using the 96-well plate and microplate reader after determination of the enzymatic activity, and the reliability of the model verified with the known 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors epristeride and finasteride. Added to the 96-well plate were the final concentrations of testosterone (0-40 micromol/L), NADPH (22 micromol/L), epristeride (0-60 nmol/L) or finasteride (0-60 nmol/ L) and steroid 5 alpha-reductase (20 microl), the total volume of each well adjusted to 200 microl with Tris-Hcl buffer. The 96-well plate was placed in the microplate reader, mixed and incubated at 37 degrees C, followed by detection of the A340nm value at 0 and 10 min and analysis of the data. The Km value of steroid 5 alpha-reductase was 3.794 micromol/L, with a Vmax of 0.271 micromol/(L. min). The Ki of epristeride was 148.2 nmol/L, with an IC50 of 31.5 nmol/L, and the enzymatic reaction kinetic curve suggested that epristeride was an uncompetitive enzyme inhibitor. The Ki of finasteride was 158. 8 nmol/L, with an IC50 of 13.6 nmol/L. The enzymatic reaction kinetic curve showed that both epristeride and finasteride were competitive enzyme inhibitors, similar to those reported in the published literature. A screening model was successfully established, which could rapidly and effectively screen steroid 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors in vitro.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2013 · Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The declining level of androgen during aging, associated with an inclining level of estrogen, has been hypothesized to be important in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Within physiologic range, increasing estrogen levels can stimulate prostate to develop and permanently increase prostate size. As an estrogenic endocrine disruptor, bisphenol A (BPA) might be stimulatory to prostate development. We further hypothesized that low dose BPA could induce hyperplasia prostate to proliferate and aggravate the symptom of BPH in male SD rats. BPH was induced by testosterone and then treated with BPA (10, 30, or 90 μg/kg, i.g., daily), 17β-estradiol (E(2); 50.0 μg/kg, s.c., daily), or vehicle for 4 weeks. We found that weight and volume in rats treated with low dose BPA (10 μg/kg) was higher than that of model control, and BPA significantly increased the relative weight of prostate (p < 0.01). For prostate lobes, BPA 10 μg/kg/day significantly increased relative weight of ventral prostate (VP), weight and relative weight of dorsolateral prostate (DLP) (p < 0.05). And histopathology results showed that height of epithelial cell (HEC) of VP and DLP in BPA group were significantly higher than that of model control (p < 0.01). BPA could also decrease testosterone level and increase prostate-specific antigen level. E(2) treatment also showed an obvious effect on relative weight of VP and DLP, HEC, and hormone levels. We concluded that environment exposure to low dose of BPA may induce prostate to proliferate and aggravate testosterone-induced benign hyperplasia prostate in rats.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2011 · Toxicology and Industrial Health
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of androgen and estrogen on mitosis orientation in the prostate epithelial cells of male rats. Castrated rats were treated with a single injection of testosterone propionate (TP) or benzogynestry (E2). There were 8 rats in the control group and TP-treated or E2-treated group. Prostate, liver, a specimen of skin, and a segment of the jejunum and colon were removed after the corresponding treatment. The results were observed through immunohistochemistry and iron hematoxylin-eosin staining. All mitoses found in the prostate epithelial cells of castrated rats with TP were oriented parallel to the basement membrane; however, mitoses found in the prostate epithelial cells of castrated rats in E2 and the control group were oriented perpendicular to the basement membrane. TP treatment resulted in marked changes in mitosis orientation in the prostate epithelial cells. Bromodeoxyuridine-labeled positive cells could be seen throughout the stroma and prostate epithelial cells with an injection of TP; however, the positive cells could only be seen in the stroma of prostate with an injection of E2, and the positive cells could hardly be seen in the control group. We found a novel effect of TP in the prostate as a marked change of mitosis orientation in prostate epithelial cells.
    Preview · Article · Mar 2008 · Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
  • Xiao-jin ZHANG · Sui-qi GUI · Lin CAO · Zu-yue SUN
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: ObjectiveTo investigate the effect of insuline-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) on progesterone genesis and regulation.MethodsCytotrophoblast cells were collected by trypsin-collagenase digestion and percoll gradient centrifugation for primary culture. After stimulated with different concentrations(100 μg/ml, 10 μg/ml, 1 μg/ml, 0.1 μg/ml) of IGF-I at the same time and with different duration(12 h, 24 h, 48 h, 72 h) of IGF-I with the same concentration, progesterone levels in the media were measured by radioimmunoassay. Simultaneously, semiquantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR) was applied to determine the expression of low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) mRNA.ResultsProgesterone levels correlated positively with IGF-I along with the IGF-I concentration increasing, progesterone level began to increase at 12 h, and reached the climax at 48 h when cultured with 100 µg/L IGF-I. The expression of LDLR mRNA was detectable in every group and accordant with variation of progesterone level.ConclusionProgesterone secretion has time- and dose-dependent effect on IGF-I, and IGF-I can up-regulate the expression of LDLR mRNA. IGF-I may play an important role in promoting secretion of progesterone in trophoblast cells.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2007 · Journal of Reproduction and Contraception
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of gestrinone on uterine leiomyomas and the expression of c-Src, estradiol receptors (ER), and progesterone receptors (PR) in a guinea pig model. After being oophorectomized, the guinea pigs were allocated into random groups. The model group was treated with estradiol benzoate (E2) for 16 weeks. In the gestrinone-treated groups, the animals were treated with E2 for 6 weeks in advance, and then in combination with gestrinone for 10 weeks. Histological examination was performed to evaluate whether there were leiomyoma features in the animals. The protein levels of c-Src, phospho-( 416)Src, ER, and PR were assayed by Western blotting and an immunohistochemical method. Morphological changes were observed in the myometrium of the guinea pig model, including an increase of uterine weights, proliferation of uterine smooth muscles, and the formation of nodules. High protein levels of c-Src, phospho- 416Src, ER, and PR were observed in the myometrium of the guinea pig model. In the gestrinone-treated group, there were no nodules observed. The histological features of the myometrium were similar to that of the control group. Low protein levels of c-Src, phospho-(416 )Src, ER, and PR were observed in the gestrinonetreated group. The upregulation of c-Src and phospho-(416 )Src indicated that the activity of c-Src is augmented in the uterine leiomyoma model. c-Src was associated with the formation of uterine leiomyomas in the model, and gestrinone markedly suppressed the growth of uterine leiomyomas in the model. Gestrinone inhibited not only the protein expression of ER and PR, but also c-Src and the autophosphorylation of c-Src in the guinea pig leiomyoma model.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2007 · Acta Pharmacologica Sinica

  • No preview · Article · Sep 2006 · Toxicology Letters
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: To study DNA damages of liver cells in rats exposed to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and the expressions of DNA damage repair enzymes including O(6)-methyl guanine-DNA methyl transferase (MGMT), X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) and X-ray repair cross-complementing group 3 (XRCC3); and to explore the repair mechanism of DNA damage induced by VCM. Rats were exposed to VCM by intraperitoneal injection. DNA damages were detected by single cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay). The expressions of DNA damage repair enzymes were measured by immunohistochemical methods. The percentages of comet cells in low, moderate, and high dose groups (11.75%, 12.38%, and 17.63%, respectively) were greater than that of control (5.67%). The latter two groups were significantly different from that of control (P < 0.05, P < 0.01). The expressions of MGMT and XRCC1 decreased, and XRCC3 increased with the dose of VCM increased. DNA damage was correlated with the expression of XRCC3 (r = 0.438, P = 0.067). VCM can cause DNA damage of liver cells with dose-response relationship. DNA damage repair enzymes take part in the repairing of DNA damage induced by VCM.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2004 · Zhonghua lao dong wei sheng zhi ye bing za zhi = Zhonghua laodong weisheng zhiyebing zazhi = Chinese journal of industrial hygiene and occupational diseases
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: To establish a prostatic hyperplasia model with Beagle canines. Twenty-four two-year-old male Beagle canines were divided into treatment and control groups at random and were administrated testosterone propionate (TP) through intramuscular injection two months after castration. Three treatment groups were given 0.8, 2.5 and 7.5 mg/kg TP respectively, and the control was given the same volume of vehicle. Two months later, half of the animals were killed and the serum and prostate were prepared. After the wet weight and volume of prostate were measured, the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) level of serum and prostate were detected with DHT radioimmunoassay (RIA) kit, and paraffine section from canine prostate was stained by the HE methods. Pictures were taken by digital camera under microscope, and all the pictures were analyzed by computer for epithelial cell height and acinar luminal area of prostate with micro image analysis software. The canine prostate volume was measured with ultrasonic diagnosis instrument before castration, at two months after castration and at two months after being given TP. The ultrasonic results showed that the prostate volumes of all the canines were smaller at two months after castration than before castration (P < 0.05), and after having been administrated TP for two months, and the prostate volumes of all treatment groups were larger than those of the control group (P < 0.01). The wet weight of the prostate of the treatment group was higher than that of the control group (P < 0.05), and both had dose-dependent relationship. The DHT level of serum and prostate of the canines became higher with the increase of TP dose. The results of micro image analysis showed that the acinar luminal area of prostate was enlarged, and the epithelial cell height increased with larger dose of TP. It is practicable to establish prostatic hyperplasia model in Beagle canines after two months of TP administration.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2003 · Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology