Acute inhibition of rat myometrial responses to oxytocin by tamoxifen steroisomers and oestradiol

Lipton A., Vinijsanum A. and Martin L. (1984) Acute inhibition of rat myometrial responses to oxytocin by tamoxifen steroisomers and oestradiol. Journal of Endocrinology, 103 3: 383-388.

Author Lipton A.
Vinijsanum A.
Martin L.
Title Acute inhibition of rat myometrial responses to oxytocin by tamoxifen steroisomers and oestradiol
Journal name Journal of Endocrinology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0795
Publication date 1984-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 103
Issue 3
Start page 383
End page 388
Total pages 6
Language eng
Subject 1310 Endocrinology
Abstract The non-steroidal antioestrogen tamoxifen (trans-1-(4-β-dimethylaminoethoxyphenyl)-1,2-diphenylbut-1-ene), widely used in the treatment of breast cancer, and its oestrogenic cis-isomer rapidly inhibited contractile responses of isolated rat myometrium to supramaximal concentrations of oxytocin (1.28 x 10 mol/l). Both compounds were effective at concentrations comparable with the plasma concentrations of tamoxifen reached in therapy (i.e. 5 x 10 to 5 x 10 mol/l). Inhibition was too rapid in onset (< 3 min) to involve changes in RNA transcription and protein synthesis, and was not prevented or reversed by the addition of oestradiol to the bath. We conclude that the inhibition did not involve the classical oestrogen receptor pathway. Oestradiol-17β at concentrations above 10 mol/l also inhibited the myometrium and potentiated the effects of the antioestrogens. Our experiments suggest that the antioestrogens and oestradiol act via a similar route with tamoxifen having an equilibrium affinity approximately tenfold greater than that of oestradiol.
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