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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684108/pituitary-diseases-and-bone
#1
Gherardo Mazziotti, Stefano Frara, Andrea Giustina
Neuroendocrinology of bone is a new area of research based on the evidence that pituitary hormones may directly modulate bone remodeling and metabolism. Skeletal fragility associated with high risk of fractures is a common complication of several pituitary diseases such as hypopituitarism, Cushing disease, acromegaly and hyperprolactinemia. As in other forms of secondary osteoporosis, pituitary diseases generally affect bone quality more than bone quantity and fractures may occur even in the presence of normal or low-normal bone mineral density as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, making difficult the prediction of fractures in these clinical settings...
April 19, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668873/sex-and-gender-differences-research-design-for-basic-clinical-and-population-studies-essentials-for-investigators
#2
Janet W Rich-Edwards, Ursula B Kaiser, Grace L Chen, JoAnn E Manson, Jill Goldstein
A sex and gender-informed perspective increases rigor, promotes discovery, and expands the relevance of biomedical research. In the current era of accountability to present data for males and females, thoughtful and deliberate methodology can improve study design and inference in sex and gender differences research. We address issues of motivation, subject selection, sample size, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, considering implications for basic, clinical, and population research. In particular, we focus on methods to test sex/gender differences as effect modification or interaction, and discuss why some inferences from sex-stratified data should be viewed with caution...
April 12, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584816/erratum
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March 23, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534161/erratum-for-ovarian-follicular-theca-cell-recruitment-differentiation-and-impact-on-fertility-2017-update
#4
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March 8, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522088/lessons-from-the-testosterone-trials
#5
Peter J Snyder, Shalender Bhasin, Glenn R Cunningham, Alvin M Matsumoto, Alisa J Stephens-Shields, Jane A Cauley, Thomas M Gill, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Ronald S Swerdloff, Christina Wang, Kristine E Ensrud, Cora E Lewis, John T Farrar, David Cella, Raymond C Rosen, Marco Pahor, Jill P Crandall, Mark E Molitch, Susan M Resnick, Matthew Budoff, Emile R Mohler, Nanette K Wenger, Harvey Jay Cohen, Stanley Schrier, Tony M Keaveny, David Kopperdahl, David Lee, Denise Cifelli, Susan S Ellenberg
The Testosterone Trials (TTrials) were a coordinated set of seven, placebo-controlled, double blind trials in 788 men of mean age 72 years to determine the efficacy of increasing the testosterone levels of older men with low testosterone. Testosterone treatment increased the median testosterone level from unequivocally low at baseline to midnormal for young men after three months and maintained that level until month 12. In the Sexual Function Trial, testosterone increased sexual activity, sexual desire and erectile function...
March 7, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518206/the-science-of-obesity-management-an-endocrine-society-scientific-statement
#6
George A Bray, William E Heisel, Ashkan Afshin, Michael D Jensen, William H Dietz, Michael Long, Robert F Kushner, Stephen R Daniels, Thomas A Wadden, Adam G Tsai, Frank B Hu, John M Jakicic, Donna H Ryan, Bruce M Wolfe, Thomas H Inge
The prevalence of obesity, measured by body mass index, has risen to unacceptable levels in both men and women in the United States and worldwide with resultant hazardous health implications. Genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors influence the development of obesity, and both the general public and health professionals stigmatize those who suffer from the disease. Obesity is associated with and contributes to a shortened life span, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnea, gout, osteoarthritis, and hepatobiliary disease, among others...
March 6, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490014/the-circadian-clock-in-white-and-brown-adipose-tissue-mechanistic-endocrine-and-clinical-aspects
#7
Oren Froy, Marta Garaulet
Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of illnesses, such as insulin resistance and hypertension and has become a serious public health problem. Mammals have developed a circadian clock located in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) that responds to the environmental light-dark cycle. Clocks similar to the one located in the SCN are found in peripheral tissues, such as the kidney, liver and adipose tissue. The circadian clock regulates metabolism and energy homeostasis in peripheral tissues by mediating activity and/or expression of key metabolic enzymes and transport systems...
February 27, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438472/klinefelter-syndrome-integrating-genetics-neuropsychology-and-endocrinology
#8
Claus H Gravholt, Simon Chang, Mikkel Wallentin, Jens Fedder, Philip Moore, Anne Skakkebæk
Although first identified over 70 years ago, Klinefelter syndrome (KS) continue to pose significant diagnostic challenges, as many patients are still misdiagnosed, or remain undiagnosed. In fact, as few as 25% of KS patients are accurately diagnosed, and most of these diagnoses are not made until adulthood. Classic characteristics of KS include small testes, infertility, hypergonadothropic hypogonadism, and cognitive impairment. However, the pathophysiology behind KS is not well understood, although genetic effects are also thought to play a role...
February 9, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390102/extracellular-vesicles-in-human-reproduction-in-health-and-disease
#9
C Simon, D W Greening, D Bolumar, N Balaguer, L A Salamonsen, F Vilella
Extensive evidence suggests that the release of membrane enclosed compartments, more commonly known as extracellular vesicles (EVs), is a potent newly identified mechanism of cell-to-cell communication both in normal physiology and in pathological conditions. This article specifically reviews evidence about the formation and release of different EVs, their definitive markers and cargo content in reproductive physiological processes, and their capacity to convey information between cells through the transfer of functional protein and genetic information to alter phenotype and function of recipient cells associated with reproductive biology...
January 30, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385440/11%C3%AE-hsd-1-in-human-fetal-membranes-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-preterm-birth
#10
Wangsheng Wang, Zi-Jiang Chen, Leslie Myatt, Kang Sun
Human parturition is a complex process involving interactions between the myometrium and signals derived from the placenta, fetal membranes and fetus. Signals originating from fetal membranes are crucial components that trigger parturition, which is clearly illustrated by the labor-initiating consequence of membrane rupture. It has been recognized for a long time that among fetal tissues in late gestation the fetal membranes possess the highest capacity for cortisol regeneration by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1)...
January 29, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385433/sexual-dimorphism-and-the-origins-of-human-spinal-health
#11
Vicente Gilsanz, Tishya A L Wren, Skorn Ponrartana, Stefano Mora, Clifford J Rosen
Recent observations indicate that the cross-sectional area (CSA) of vertebral bodies is on average 10% smaller in healthy newborn girls than in newborn boys, a striking difference that increases during infancy and puberty and is greatest by the time of sexual and skeletal maturity. The smaller CSA of female vertebrae is associated with greater spinal flexibility and could represent the human adaptation to fetal load in bipedal posture. Unfortunately, it also imparts a mechanical disadvantage that increases stress within the vertebrae for all physical activities...
April 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325023/the-extending-spectrum-of-npc1-related-human-disorders-from-niemann-pick-c1-disease-to-obesity
#12
Amel Lamri, Marie Pigeyre, William S Garver, David Meyre
The Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1) protein regulates the transport of cholesterol and fatty acids from late endosomes/lysosomes and has a central role in maintaining lipid homeostasis. NPC1 loss-of-function mutations in humans cause NPC1 disease, a rare autosomal-recessive lipid-storage disorder characterized by progressive and lethal neurodegeneration, as well as liver and lung failure, due to cholesterol infiltration. In humans, genome-wide association studies and post-genome-wide association studies highlight the implication of common variants in NPC1 in adult-onset obesity, body fat mass, and type 2 diabetes...
April 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309555/evaluating-causality-of-gut-microbiota-in-obesity-and-diabetes-in-humans
#13
Abraham S Meijnikman, Victor E Gerdes, Max Nieuwdorp, Hilde Herrema
The pathophysiology of obesity and obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is complex and driven by many factors. One of the most recently identified factors in development of these metabolic pathologies is the gut microbiota. The introduction of affordable, high-throughput sequencing technologies has substantially expanded our understanding of the role of the gut microbiome in modulation of host metabolism and (cardio)metabolic disease development. Nevertheless, evidence for a role of the gut microbiome as a causal, driving factor in disease development mainly originates from studies in mouse models: data showing causality in humans are scarce...
April 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300866/diagnostic-utility-of-molecular-and-imaging-biomarkers-in-cytological-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
#14
Elizabeth J de Koster, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Olaf M Dekkers, Ilse van Engen-van Grunsven, Jaap Hamming, Eleonora P M Corssmit, Hans Morreau, Abbey Schepers, Jan Smit, Wim J G Oyen, Dennis Vriens
Indeterminate thyroid cytology (Bethesda III and IV) corresponds to follicular-patterned benign and malignant lesions, which are particularly difficult to differentiate on cytology alone. As ~25% of these nodules harbor malignancy, diagnostic hemithyroidectomy is still custom. However, advanced preoperative diagnostics are rapidly evolving.This review provides an overview of additional molecular and imaging diagnostics for indeterminate thyroid nodules in a preoperative clinical setting, including considerations regarding cost-effectiveness, availability, and feasibility of combining techniques...
April 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309550/hormonal-contraception-and-hiv-1-acquisition-biological-mechanisms
#15
Janet P Hapgood, Charu Kaushic, Zdenek Hel
Access to effective affordable contraception is critical for individual and public health. A wide range of hormonal contraceptives (HCs), which differ in composition, concentration of the progestin component, frequency of dosage, and method of administration, is currently available globally. However, the options are rather limited in settings with restricted economic resources that frequently overlap with areas of high HIV-1 prevalence. The predominant contraceptive used in sub-Saharan Africa is the progestin-only three-monthly injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate...
February 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053790/the-hippo-signaling-pathway-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-functions-and-regulations
#16
Amin Ardestani, Kathrin Maedler
Hippo signaling is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that critically regulates development and homeostasis of various tissues in response to a wide range of extracellular and intracellular signals. As an emerging important player in many diseases, the Hippo pathway is also involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes on the level of the pancreatic islets. Multiple lines of evidence uncover the importance of Hippo signaling in pancreas development as well as in the regulation of β-cell survival, proliferation, and regeneration...
February 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381780/x-linked-hypophosphatemia-and-fgf23-related-hypophosphatemic-diseases-prospect-for-new-treatment
#17
Yuka Kinoshita, Seiji Fukumoto
Phosphate plays essential roles in many biological processes, and the serum phosphate level is tightly controlled. Chronic hypophosphatemia causes impaired mineralization of the bone matrix and results in rickets and osteomalacia. Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone that regulates phosphate metabolism. FGF23 excess induces hypophosphatemia via impaired phosphate reabsorption in the renal proximal tubules and decreased phosphate absorption in the intestines. There are several types of genetic and acquired form of FGF23-related hypophosphatemic diseases...
January 26, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351662/the-versatile-tanycyte-a-hypothalamic-integrator-of-reproduction-and-energy-metabolism
#18
Vincent Prevot, Bénédicte Dehouck, Ariane Sharif, Philippe Ciofi, Paolo Giacobini, Jerome Clasadonte
The fertility and survival of an individual rely on the ability of the periphery to promptly, effectively and reproducibly communicate with brain neural networks that control reproduction, food intake and energy homeostasis. Tanycytes, a specialized glial cell type lining the wall of the third ventricle in the median eminence of the hypothalamus, appear to act as the linchpin of these processes by dynamically controlling the secretion of neuropeptides into the portal vasculature by hypothalamic neurons and regulating blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid exchanges, both processes that depend on the ability of these cells to adapt their morphology to the physiological state of the individual...
January 17, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973103/genetic-causes-of-functional-adrenocortical-adenomas
#19
Maria-Christina Zennaro, Sheerazed Boulkroun, Fabio Fernandes-Rosa
Aldosterone and cortisol, the main mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid hormones in humans, are produced in the adrenal cortex, which is composed of three concentric zones with specific functional characteristics. Adrenocortical adenomas (ACAs) can lead to the autonomous secretion of aldosterone responsible for primary aldosteronism, the most frequent form of secondary arterial hypertension. In the case of cortisol production, ACAs lead to overt or subclinical Cushing syndrome. Genetic analysis driven by next-generation sequencing technology has enabled the discovery, during the past 7 years, of the genetic causes of a large subset of ACAs...
December 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938479/pulmonary-function-and-sleep-breathing-two-new-targets-for-type-2-diabetes-care
#20
Albert Lecube, Rafael Simó, Maria Pallayova, Naresh M Punjabi, Carolina López-Cano, Cecilia Turino, Cristina Hernández, Ferran Barbé
Population-based studies showing the negative impact of type 2 diabetes (T2D) on lung function are overviewed. Among the well-recognized pathophysiological mechanisms, the metabolic pathways related to insulin resistance (IR), low-grade chronic inflammation, leptin resistance, microvascular damage, and autonomic neuropathy are emphasized. Histopathological changes are exposed, and findings reported from experimental models are clearly differentiated from those described in humans. The accelerated decline in pulmonary function that appears in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with related abnormalities of glucose tolerance and diabetes is considered as an example to further investigate the relationship between T2D and the lung...
December 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
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