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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320479/correlates-of-circulating-ovarian-cancer-early-detection-markers-and-their-contribution-to-discrimination-of-early-detection-models-results-from-the-epic-cohort
#1
Renée T Fortner, Allison F Vitonis, Helena Schock, Anika Hüsing, Theron Johnson, Raina N Fichorova, Titilayo Fashemi, Hidemi S Yamamoto, Anne Tjønneland, Louise Hansen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Gianluca Severi, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Vassiliki Benetou, Carlo La Vecchia, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Rosario Tumino, Giuseppe Matullo, Amalia Mattiello, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Petra H Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, Inger Torhild Gram, Mie Jareid, J Ramón Quirós, Eric J Duell, Maria-Jose Sánchez, María Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Nerea Larrañaga, Björn Nodin, Jenny Brändstedt, Annika Idahl, Kay-Tee Khaw, Naomi Allen, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johansson, Laure Dossus, Melissa A Merritt, Elio Riboli, Daniel W Cramer, Rudolf Kaaks, Kathryn L Terry
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer early detection markers CA125, CA15.3, HE4, and CA72.4 vary between healthy women, limiting their utility for screening. METHODS: We evaluated cross-sectional relationships between lifestyle and reproductive factors and these markers among controls (n = 1910) from a nested case-control study in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Improvements in discrimination of prediction models adjusting for correlates of the markers were evaluated among postmenopausal women in the nested case-control study (n = 590 cases)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302175/prolonged-hypothyroidism-severely-reduces-ovarian-follicular-reserve-in-adult-rats
#2
Li Meng, Eddy Rijntjes, Hans J M Swarts, Jaap Keijer, Katja J Teerds
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence both in humans and in animals that a prolonged reduction in plasma thyroid hormone concentration leads to reproductive problems, including disturbed folliculogenesis, impaired ovulation and fertilization rates, miscarriage and pregnancy complications. The objective of the present study is to examine the consequences of chronic hypothyroidism, induced in adulthood, for the size of the ovarian follicle pool. In order to investigate this, adult female rats were provided either a control or an iodide deficient diet in combination with perchlorate supplementation to inhibit iodide uptake by the thyroid...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292315/anatomical-organization-and-neural-pathways-of-the-ovarian-plexus-nerve-in-rats
#3
César F Pastelín, Nora H Rosas, Leticia Morales-Ledesma, Rosa Linares, Roberto Domínguez, Carolina Morán
BACKGROUND: In this work, a detailed anatomical description of the ovarian plexus nerve (OPN) in rats is presented. The distribution of the OPN was analyzed by gross anatomy; the features of the superior mesenteric ganglion (SMG) were determined by histological studies; and the localization of the postganglionic neurons innervating the ovary were identified with retrograde tracer. We studied 19 adult cyclic rats of the CIIZ-V strain. RESULTS: We found that the right OPN originates from the celiac ganglion, the lumbar ganglion of the sympathetic trunk (LGST) and the SMG...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288674/cytochrome%C3%A2-p450-oxidoreductase-deficiency-caused-by-r457h-mutation-in-por-gene-in-chinese-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Yang Bai, Jinhui Li, Xiaoli Wang
BACKGROUND: Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase deficiency (PORD) is a rare disease exhibiting a variety of clinical manifestations. It can be difficult to differentiate with other diseases such as 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Antley-Bixler syndrome (ABS). Nearly 100 cases of PORD have been reported worldwide. However, the genetic characters and clinical management are still unclear, especially in China. CASE PRESENTATION: In this study, we report a 27-year-old female Chinese patient who first presented with amenorrhea and recurrence of large ovary cyst...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288666/reliability-of-preoperative-evaluation-of-postmenopausal-ovarian-tumors
#5
Riikka Johanna Niemi, Sami Kristian Saarelainen, Tiina Hannele Luukkaala, Johanna Unelma Mäenpää
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of ovarian tumors is challenging. This study was undertaken to evaluate the performance of conventional two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound and CA125 in predicting malignant or benign nature of pelvic masses, and to investigate if three-dimensional power Doppler (3DPD) ultrasound provides any added value. Ninety-six postmenopausal and four perimenopausal women with supposed ovarian tumors were examined by standardized 2D and 3DPD ultrasounds preoperatively...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288660/evidence-of-metachronous-development-of-ovarian-teratomas-a-case-report-of-bilateral-mature-cystic-teratomas-of-the-ovaries-and-systematic-literature-review
#6
Wen-Chung Wang, Yen-Chein Lai
BACKGROUND: Mature cystic teratomas are usually found in the ovaries. They are bilateral in 10 to 15% of cases and multiple cystic teratomas may be present in one ovary. The aim of this study is to clarify if development of mature cystic teratomas of the ovaries in a single host is metachronous or due to autoimplant or recurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a woman with bilateral mature cystic teratomas of the ovaries. DNA profiles of these teratomas were investigated via short tandem repeat (STR) analysis and methylation statuses were determined via methylation sensitive multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification methods...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284219/the-role-of-notch-signalling-in-ovarian-angiogenesis
#7
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Qi Xie, Zuowang Cheng, Xiaocui Chen, Corrinne G Lobe, Ju Liu
In adults, the ovary is characterized with extensive angiogenesis and regular intervals of rapid growth. Ovarian function is dependent on the network of angiogenic vessels which enable the follicle and/or corpus luteum to receive oxygen, nutrients and hormonal support. Abnormal angiogenesis is involved in the induction and development of pathological ovary, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and ovarian cancer. Notch signalling pathway is one of the primary regulators of angiogenesis and a therapeutic target for ovarian diseases...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284216/does-serum-ca125-have-clinical-value-for-follow-up-monitoring-of-postoperative-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-results-of-a-12-year-study
#8
Na Guo, Zhilan Peng
BACKGROUND: The detection of CA125 has been used in the follow up of ovarian cancer. At present, some scholars believe that serum CA125 has no clinical value for the follow-up monitoring the recurrence for postoperative patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, but in our clinical follow-up found that when the serum CA125 value is <35 U/ml, postoperative patients of epithelial ovarian carcinoma had already showed recurrent lesions in some ecological and imaging examinations or in laparotomy exploration and biopsy, and we given the patients timely treatment, the prognosis were improved...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270171/brca1-expression-proliferative-and-apoptotic-activities-in-ovarian-epithelial-inclusions
#9
Yiying Wang, Yue Wang, Li Wei, Shuhui Hong, Miaoqing Zhao, Xi Zhang, Wenxin Zheng
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine proliferative and apoptotic activity in relation with BRCA1 expression in ovarian epithelial inclusions (OEIs), the putative precursor lesions of ovarian epithelial cancer (OEC). METHODS: Benign ovaries from 95 patients were examined. Dual immunohistochemical staining for both BRCA1 and MIB-1 were performed to examine the relationship between BRCA1 and MIB-1 in OEI cells. Apoptotic activity was assessed on the parallel tissue sections by using TUNEL assay...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231820/putative-stem-cells-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-revealed-in-sections-of-ovarian-tumor-in-patients-with-serous-ovarian-carcinoma-using-immunohistochemistry-for-vimentin-and-pluripotency-related-markers
#10
Natasa Kenda Suster, Spela Smrkolj, Irma Virant-Klun
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of aggressive character of ovarian cancer and unsuccessful treatment of women with this deadly disease has been recently explained by the theory of cancer stem cells (CSCs). It has been reported that ovarian carcinogenesis and progression of disease is associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). EMT, a physiological cell process during embryonic development and later in life during regeneration, could, when induced in pathological condition, generate CSCs-like cells...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193283/circulatory-microrna-23a-and-microrna-23b-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-the-effects-of-body-mass-index-and-sex-hormones-in-an-eastern-han-chinese-population
#11
Weixi Xiong, Ying Lin, Lili Xu, Amin Tamadon, Shien Zou, Fubo Tian, Ruijin Shao, Xin Li, Yi Feng
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate the expression of genes involved in various cellular functions related to metabolism, inflammation, and reproduction. This study evaluated the effects of sex hormones and obesity on the expression of circulating miR-23a and miR-23b in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and healthy women. METHODS: Serum sex hormones concentrations and body mass index (BMI) were measured in 18 women with PCOS and in 30 healthy women from the East China area and these measurements were correlated with serum miR-23a/b levels...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187748/characterization-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma-using-target-drug-based-molecular-biomarkers-implications-for-personalized-cancer-therapy
#12
Mengjiao Li, Haoran Li, Fei Liu, Rui Bi, Xiaoyu Tu, Lihua Chen, Shuang Ye, Xi Cheng
BACKGROUND: It has long been appreciated that different subtypes (serous, clear cell, endometrioid and mucinous) of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) have distinct pathogenetic pathways. However, clinical management, especially chemotherapeutic regimens, for EOC patients is not subtype specific. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is a rare histological subtype of EOC, which exhibits high rates of recurrence and low chemosensitivity. We assessed potential therapeutic targets for ovarian CCC patients through analyzing the variation of drug-based molecular biomarkers expression between ovarian CCC and high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187738/naturally-occurring-anti-glycan-antibodies-binding-to-globo-h-expressing-cells-identify-ovarian-cancer-patients
#13
Tatiana Pochechueva, Shahidul Alam, Andreas Schötzau, Alexander Chinarev, Nicolai V Bovin, Neville F Hacker, Francis Jacob, Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz
BACKGROUND: Glycosphingolipids are important compounds of the plasma membrane of mammalian cells and a number of them have been associated with malignant transformation and progression, reinforcing tumour aggressiveness and metastasis. Here we investigated the levels of naturally occurring anti-glycan antibodies to Globo H in blood plasma obtained from high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients (SOC) and women without gynaecological malignancies (control) using suspension glycan array technology employing chemically synthesized glycans as antibody targets...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122595/expression-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis-related-hormone-receptors-in-low-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-lgsc
#14
Zheng Feng, Hao Wen, Xingzhu Ju, Rui Bi, Xiaojun Chen, Wentao Yang, Xiaohua Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical features and expression levels of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis-related hormone receptors in low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSC). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical features of 26 consecutive patients with LGSC who underwent primary staging or debulking surgery between April 2005 and June 2013 in our center; concomitant primary high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) patients were randomly selected at a 2:1 ratio for comparison...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107821/effects-of-a-single-20%C3%A2-mg-dose-of-letrozole-on-ovarian-function-post-dominant-follicle-selection-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
H C M Allaway, D R Chizen, G P Adams, R A Pierson
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to explore the impact of a single dose of an aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) administered at defined times of the follicular phase or immediately after ovulation on dominant follicle development, luteogenesis and new follicle wave emergence. METHODS: A prospective pilot study using a randomized complete block, controlled, open label design was conducted at an academic clinical research center. Forty-five healthy, female volunteers (25...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095884/optimal-fsh-usage-in-revascularization-of-allotransplanted-ovarian-tissue-in-mice
#16
Wen-Zhi Ma, Xiao-Min Zheng, Chang-Chun Hei, Cheng-Jun Zhao, Sha-Sha Xie, Qing Chang, Yu-Fang Cai, Hua Jia, Xiu-Ying Pei, Yan-Rong Wang
BACKGROUD: Ovarian transplantation is a useful method for preserving the fertility of young women with cancer who undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is use to protect transplanted ovarian tissues from ischemia injury through promoting revascularization after transplantation, but the side effect of high level FSH is ovarian overstimulation leading to substantial follicular loss. In this study, we investigated the optimal usage of FSH on revascularization in the in vitro cultured ovarian tissues before and after transplantation...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088245/the-value-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-characterizing-complex-ovarian-tumors
#17
Hai-Ming Li, Jin-Wei Qiang, Feng-Hua Ma, Shu-Hui Zhao
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to investigate the utility of dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) in the differentiation of malignant, borderline, and benign complex ovarian tumors. METHODS: DCE-MRI data of 102 consecutive complex ovarian tumors (benign 15, borderline 16, and malignant 71), confirmed by surgery and histopathology, were analyzed retrospectively. The patterns (I, II, and III) of time-signal intensity curve (TIC) and three semi-quantitative parameters, including enhancement amplitude (EA), maximal slope (MS), and time of half rising (THR), were evaluated and compared among benign, borderline, and malignant ovarian tumors...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086947/quantifying-growing-versus-non-growing-ovarian-follicles-in-the-mouse
#18
Bahar Uslu, Carola Conca Dioguardi, Monique Haynes, De-Qiang Miao, Meltem Kurus, Gloria Hoffman, Joshua Johnson
BACKGROUND: A standard histomorphometric approach has been used for nearly 40 years that identifies atretic (e.g., dying) follicles by counting the number of pyknotic granulosa cells (GC) in the largest follicle cross-section. This method holds that if one pyknotic granulosa nucleus is seen in the largest cross section of a primary follicle, or three pyknotic cells are found in a larger follicle, it should be categorized as atretic. Many studies have used these criteria to estimate the fraction of atretic follicles that result from genetic manipulation or environmental insult...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086935/does-the-transfer-of-a-poor-quality-embryo-together-with-a-good-quality-embryo-affect-the-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-outcome
#19
Eliana Muskin Wintner, Anat Hershko-Klement, Keren Tzadikevitch, Yehudith Ghetler, Ofer Gonen, Oren Wintner, Adrian Shulman, Amir Wiser
BACKGROUND: IVF cycles which result in only one good quality embryo, and a second poor quality embryo present a dilemma when the decision involves transferring two embryos. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a poor quality embryo has a negative effect on a good quality embryo when transferred along with a good quality embryo. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles involving single embryo transfers (SET) and double embryo transfers (DET)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086946/mir-1307-promotes-ovarian-cancer-cell-chemoresistance-by-targeting-the-ing5-expression
#20
Wen-Ting Chen, Yu-Jia Yang, Zhen-Dong Zhang, Qiang An, Na Li, Wei Liu, Bing Yang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the function of miR-1307 in chemoresistance and to explore its chemoresistance mechanism in ovarian cancer. METHODS: IC50 determination was used to test the chemoresistance profling in ovarian cancer cells. QRT-PCR or western blot was used to validate the expression level of miR-1307 and candidate gene or protein. Colony formation assay and FITC-labeled enhanced Annexin V immunofluorescence were used to compare cell proliferation and apoptosis ability, respectively...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
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