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NIEHS Scientists Attend Endocrine Meeting

By Robin Arnette
July 2010

NIEHS employees staffed the Institute's  exhibit and booth at ENDO 2010.
NIEHS employees staffed the Institute's exhibit and booth at ENDO 2010. (Photo courtesy of Rita Hanson)

Several NIEHS scientists and grantees participated in the ENDO 2010: The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting & Expo held June 19-22 in San Diego, Calif. The gathering allowed scientists to share their latest findings in research topics such as thyroid cancer, obesity, endocrine disruptors, diabetes, growth hormones, and sex steroids.

According to Arlyn Riskind, the ENDO 2010 media relations contact, the meeting attracted over 7,000 researchers and journalists and featured 2,199 poster and 264 oral presentations. Several NIEHS postdocs and staff scientists attended the conference along with principal investigators Ken Korach, Ph.D., Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D., and John Cidlowski, Ph.D. Cidlowski received the Edwin B. Astwood Award at the 2008 ENDO meeting (

The Endocrine Society® ( Exit NIEHS boasts a membership of more than 14,000 endocrinologists from all over the globe. Its members include physicians, basic and clinical researchers, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, students and more. Next year's meeting will be held on June 4-7, 2011 in Boston, Mass.

NIEHS ENDO 2010 Abstracts

The NIEHS scientists and grantees had a combined total of 17 oral and poster presentations at ENDO 2010:

  • Sexually Dimorphic Actions of Glucocorticoids: A Potential Link to Gender Prevalent Inflammatory Diseases - D Duma, JA Cidlowski - Poster Presentation
  • Anti-Apoptotic Actions of Glucocorticoid in Cardiomyocytes - R Ren, JA Cidlowski - Poster Presentation
  • GEMS (Gene Expression MetaSignatures), a Web Resource for Querying Meta-Analysis of Expression Microarray Datasets: Dihydrotestosterone in LNCaP Cells - SA Ochsner, CM Watkins, ES Chen, DL Steffen, B Risek, IU Agoulnik, NL Weigel, WT Schrader, NJ McKenna - Poster Presentation
  • Neonatal Genistein Exposure Permanently Disrupts Female Reproductive Tract Gene Expression and Tissue Architecture During Pregnancy - WN Jefferson, SM Wagner, E Padilla-Banks, CJ Williams - Poster Presentation
  • The Extranuclear Estrogen Receptor Improves Pancreatic Islet Lipid Homeostasis - JP Tiano, C Le May, KS Korach, F Mauvais-Jarvis - Oral Presentation
  • Characterizing the In Vivo Physiological Roles for ER AF-1 and AF-2 Using a Mutant AF-2 Knock-In Mouse Line -Y Arao, K Hamilton, M Ray, G Scott, KS Korach - Poster Presentation
  • The Human Glucocorticoid Receptor Single Nucleotide Polymorphism GR9A3669G Alters Gene Expression - CM Jewell, JA Cidlowski - Poster Presentation
  • Epigenetic Regulation of Cyclic-Nucleotide-Mediated Signaling in Rat Neonatally Exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) - W Tang, X Zhang, J Chen, S Karyala, L Morey, YY Cheung, M Medvedovic, GS Prins, S Ho - Oral Presentation
  • Progesterone Alters Tumor Cell Composition, Increases Tumor Cell Proliferation and Survival, and Promotes Invasive Behavior in Carcinogen-Induced Mammary Cancer in the Rat - A Kariagina, AN Kramer, KN Miller, SZ Haslam - Oral Presentation
  • Gold Nanoparticles Alter Progesterone and Estradiol-17 Beta Accumulation In Vitro in a Rat Ovary Culture Model - JK Larson, MJ Carvan III, R Klaper, RJ Hutz - Poster Presentation
  • Hepatic Enzyme Inducers Increase Thyroxine (T4) Catabolism in Human and Rat Hepatocytes - VM Richardson, MJ DeVito - Poster Presentation
  • Dioxin Disrupts Reproductive Function over Multiple Generations - KG Osteen - Symposia
  • Triclocarban Modulates Cytokines In Vitro - NC Olsen, J Chen, AJ Duleba, BL Lasley - Poster Presentation
  • Glucorticoid Regulation of Gene Expression in Uterine Leiomyomas - SD Whirledge, D Dixon, JA Cidlowski - Poster Presentation
  • Low-Doses of BPA and Estrogen Increase Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation Following Ischemia-Reperfusion in the Female Heart - S Yan, W Song, SM Belcher, H-S Wang - Poster Presentation
  • Alterations in Mammary Gland Function and Reproductive Capacity in CD-1 Mice Exposed Perinatally to Bisphenol-A - PR Wadia, NJ Cabaton, MV Maffini, BS Rubin, C Sonnenschein, AM Soto - Oral Presentatio
  • Extranuclear Actions of Estrogen in the Vasculature - PW Shaul - Symposia
  • Identification of Hormone-Induced Bioactive Mitochondrial Protein Complexes in MA-10 Leydig Cells - MB Rone, G Rammouz, J Blonder, DA Prieto, T Veenstra, V Papadopoulos - Poster Presentation

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