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Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

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Estrogenic effects in Dogs & Fish

Identification of phytoestrogens in the urine of male dogs.

Juniewicz PE, Pallante Morell S, Moser A, Ewing LL

J Steroid Biochem 1988 Dec 31:6 987-94


It is becoming increasingly apparent that dietary factors may play a role in the etiology of hormone dependent neoplasias. It has been hypothesized that estrogens play some role in the etiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in the canine.

The presence of estrogen receptor binding activity in a fraction of canine urine purified by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) that did not correspond to estriol, estradiol, estrone or any of their primary metabolites was observed in the present study.

We used thermospray-mass spectrometry and GC-MS to identify the phytoestrogens daidzein, equol, formononetin and genistein in HPLC purified fractions of urine obtained from male beagles. Using the same techniques we also confirmed the presence of daidzein and genistein in the commercial diet fed to these same dogs.

Using the immature rat uterine cytosol estrogen receptor assay, relative binding affinities of 0.08, 1.1, less than 0.01 and 3.9% were obtained for daidzein, equol, formononetin and genistein, respectively when compared to estradiol (100%). In conclusion, phytoestrogens are present in urine of male beagles. Moreover, the commercial diet fed to these dogs contains isoflavones which can be converted to equol by intestinal microflora.

These results suggest the need for investigations of phytoestrogens (e.g. equol) excreted into the urine daily and its relationship to the incidence and severity of BPH in the dog.

The estrogenic activity of certain phytoestrogens in the Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baeri.

Pelissero C, Bennetau B, Babin P, Le Menn F, Dunogues J.

J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 1991 Mar 38:3 293-9


Various phytoestrogens such as formononetin, daidzein, genistein and equol were synthesized. Their purity was assessed by various analytical techniques including melting point determination, thin-layer chromatography (TLC), infra-red spectra (i.r. spectra), nuclear magnetic resonance (1H- and 13C-NMR) and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

The estrogenic activity of these compounds, as well as biochanin A and coumestrol, was biologically tested by the induction of vitellogenin secretion in yearling sturgeon and compared to the activity of estradiol-17 beta.

Pure daidzein, biochanin A, genistein, equol and coumestrol all had estrogenic activity as assessed by their induction of hepatic synthesis of vitellogenin when administrated intraperitoneally to yearling Siberian sturgeon.

Coumestrol seemed to be the most potent compound, inducing the most vitellogenin secretion with the lowest dose administered. Formononetin was inactive when administered by the intraperitoneal route. All the phytoestrogens tested were considerably less potent than estradiol-17 beta.



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