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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316975/role-of-estrogens-in-the-size-of-neuronal-somata-of-paravaginal-ganglia-in-ovariectomized-rabbits
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Laura G Hernández-Aragón, Verónica García-Villamar, María de Los Ángeles Carrasco-Ruiz, Leticia Nicolás-Toledo, Arturo Ortega, Estela Cuevas-Romero, Margarita Martínez-Gómez, Francisco Castelán
We aimed to determine the role of estrogens in modulating the size of neuronal somata of paravaginal ganglia. Rabbits were allocated into control (C), ovariectomized (OVX), and OVX treated with estradiol benzoate (OVX + EB) groups to evaluate the neuronal soma area; total serum estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) levels; the percentage of immunoreactive (ir) neurons anti-aromatase, anti-estrogen receptor (ERα, ERβ) and anti-androgen receptor (AR); the intensity of the immunostaining anti-glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and the GDNF family receptor alpha type 1 (GFRα1); and the number of satellite glial cells (SGCs) per neuron...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306720/inhibition-of-androgen-receptor-by-decoy-molecules-delays-progression-to-castration-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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Jae-Kyung Myung, Gang Wang, Helen H L Chiu, Jun Wang, Nasrin R Mawji, Marianne D Sadar
Androgen receptor (AR) is a member of the steroid receptor family and a therapeutic target for all stages of prostate cancer. AR is activated by ligand binding within its C-terminus ligand-binding domain (LBD). Here we show that overexpression of the AR NTD to generate decoy molecules inhibited both the growth and progression of prostate cancer in castrated hosts. Specifically, it was shown that lentivirus delivery of decoys delayed hormonal progression in castrated hosts as indicated by increased doubling time of tumor volume, prolonged time to achieve pre-castrate levels of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and PSA nadir...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295520/androgen-deficiency-impairs-erectile-function-in-rats-through-promotion-of-corporal-fibrosis
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K Cui, R Li, R Chen, M Li, T Wang, J Yang, Z Chen, S Wang, J Liu, K Rao
The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of androgen deficiency inducing corporal fibrosis, thereby causing erectile dysfunction (ED). Forty 12-week-old healthy male rats were divided randomly into four groups: normal control group (Control); castration group (Castration); the other 20 rats were castrated followed by testosterone (T) (orally) each day: castration + 10mg/kg T group (Castration + 10T) and castration + 20 mg/kg T group (Castration + 20T). After 8 weeks' treatment, the main outcome measures were the following: serum levels of T; the ratios of intracavernous pressure (ICP) to mean arterial pressure (MAP); histologic changes in penile smooth muscle cells; the Smad and non-Smad pathways; and extracellular matrix (ECM) protein deposition...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295444/the-polymorphic-cag-repeat-in-exon1-of-androgen-receptor-is-associated-with-level-of-hdl-cholesterol-and-hypertension-in-chinese-middle-aged-to-elderly-men
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Deyu Yang, Jinhai Tian, Xu Zhang, Jingjing Yu, Shuya Li, Zhizhong Wang, Yuying Ma, Lan Liu, Qi Huang, Rong Ma, Jia Wang, Xin Li, Min Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The length of the CAG repeats in exon 1 of the androgen receptor (AR) gene has been shown to be inversely correlated with AR transcriptional activity. This study aimed to investigate the correlations between the length of CAG repeat in AR and serum lipids and hypertension in Chinese men. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: The relationship between length of the CAG repeat in exon 1 of AR with prevalence ofhypertension and the levels of serum lipids among Chinese men(aged ≥ 40 years)...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295408/circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-marker-for-progression-free-survival-in-metastatic-castration-na%C3%A3-ve-prostate-cancer
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Andreas Josefsson, Anna Linder, Despina Flondell Site, Giacomo Canesin, Anna Stiehm, Aseem Anand, Anders Bjartell, Jan-Erik Damber, Karin Welén
BACKGROUND: Analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTC) is a promising prognostic marker in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The aim of this study was to investigate CTC detection and phenotyping as prognostic biomarkers for response to primary androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) of metastatic prostate cancer (PC). METHODS: PC patients presenting with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) >80 ng/ml and/or metastatic disease, intended for ADT were enrolled in the study...
March 10, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291240/testosterone-levels-in-pre-menopausal-women-are-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-midlife
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Monika Sarkar, Melissa Wellons, Marcelle I Cedars, Lisa VanWagner, Erica P Gunderson, Veeral Ajmera, Laura Torchen, David Siscovick, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Mary Rinella, Cora E Lewis, Norah Terrault
OBJECTIVES: Young women with hyperandrogenism have high risk of metabolic co-morbidities, including increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Whether testosterone (the predominant androgen) is associated with NAFLD independent of metabolic co-factors is unclear. Additionally, whether testosterone confers increased risk of NAFLD in women without hyperandrogenism is unknown. METHODS: Among women in the prospective population-based multicenter Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, we assessed whether free testosterone levels measured at Year 2 (1987-1988) were associated with prevalent NAFLD at Year 25 (2010-2011) (n=1052)...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282611/phase-ib-dose-finding-study-of-abiraterone-acetate-plus-buparlisib-bkm120-or-dactolisib-bez235-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Christophe Massard, Kim Nguyen Chi, Daniel Castellano, Johann de Bono, Gwenaelle Gravis, Luc Dirix, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Alain Mita, Begona Mellado Gonzalez, Sabine Turri, Joan Maier, Denes Csonka, Arunava Chakravartty, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) signalling axis and androgen receptor (AR) pathways exhibit reciprocal feedback regulation in phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN)-deficient metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in preclinical models. This phase Ib study evaluated the pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib (BKM120) and the dual pan-PI3K/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor dactolisib (BEZ235) in combination with abiraterone acetate (AA) in patients with CRPC...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277126/alteration-in-follistatin-gene-expression-detected-in-prenatally-androgenized-rats
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Marziyeh Salehi Jahromi, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Jennifer W Hill, Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Maryam Zarkesh, Asghar Ghasemi, Azita Zadeh-Vakili
Impaired ovarian follicle development, the hallmark of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), is believed to be due to the changes in expression of related genes such as follistatin (FST). Expression of FST gene and methylation level of its promoter in theca cells from adult female rats, prenatally exposed to androgen excess, during different phases of the estrus cycle was determined and compared with controls. Eight pregnant Wistar rats (experimental group) were treated by subcutaneous injection of 5 mg free testosterone on day 20 of pregnancy, while controls (n = 8) received 500 ml solvent...
February 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276724/circulating-androgens-and-shbg-during-the-normal-menstrual-cycle-in-two-ethnic-populations
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Taraneh Rezaii, Thomas P Gustafsson, Magnus Axelson, Leyla Zamani, Malin Ernberg, Angelica L Hirschberg, Kjell A M Carlström
The objective of this study was to study possible ethnic differences in steroid hormones and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) during the menstrual cycle. Serum levels of the ovarian steroids estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) and of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), SHBG, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and testosterone (T-ria) were all measured by immunoassay during the menstrual cycle in 15 Swedish and 11 West Asian regularly menstruating women. Testosterone (T-ms) was also measured by LC-MS/MS and so were 4-androstene-3,17-dione (A-4) and 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP)...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276592/low-serum-dheas-predicts-increased-fracture-risk-in-older-men-the-mros-sweden-study
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Claes Ohlsson, Maria Nethander, Andreas Kindmark, Östen Ljunggren, Mattias Lorentzon, Björn E Rosengren, Magnus K Karlsson, Dan Mellström, Liesbeth Vandenput
The adrenal-derived hormones dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEAS) are the most abundant circulating hormones and their levels decline substantially with age. DHEAS is considered an inactive precursor which is converted into androgens and estrogens via local metabolism in peripheral target tissues. The predictive value of serum DHEAS for fracture risk is unknown. The aim of this study was, therefore, to assess the associations between baseline DHEAS levels and incident fractures in a large cohort of older men...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261839/clinical-and-molecular-characteristics-in-15-patients-with-androgen-receptor-gene-mutations-from-south-china
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L Su, J Cheng, X Yin, G Liu, Z Lu, H Sheng, Y Cai, Q Shi, L Liu
A variety of mutations in the androgen receptor (AR) gene are linked to androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) or sexual development disorder. Here, we studied 15 patients with various degrees of disorders of genital hypoplasia from South China. Clinical data including basal hormone level, phenotype, karyotyping and SRY gene identification were documented. Exons with flanking intronic region of the AR gene were sequenced and analysed for mutations, and a total of eight mutations were identified in the AR gene...
March 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259362/a-systematic-review-of-methods-for-quantifying-serum-testosterone-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-who-underwent-castration
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I Comas, R Ferrer, J Planas, A Celma, L Regis, J Morote
BACKGROUND: The clinical practice guidelines recommend measuring serum testosterone in patients with prostate cancer (PC) who undergo castration. The serum testosterone concentration should be <50ng/dL, a level established by using a radioimmunoassay method. The use of chemiluminescent immunoassays (IA) has become widespread, although their metrological characteristics do not seem appropriate for quantifying low testosterone concentrations. The objective of this review is to analyse the methods for quantifying testosterone and to establish whether there is scientific evidence that justifies measuring it in patients with PC who undergo castration, through liquid chromatography attached to a mass spectrometry in tandem (LC-MSMS)...
March 2, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258581/effects-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-on-the-reproductive-system-of-athletes-and-recreational-users-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maria A Christou, Panagiota A Christou, Georgios Markozannes, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, George Mastorakos, Stelios Tigas
BACKGROUND: Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are testosterone derivatives used by athletes and recreational users to improve athletic performance and/or enhance appearance. Anabolic androgenic steroids use may have serious and potentially irreversible adverse effects on different organs and systems, including the reproductive system. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to critically assess the impact of AAS use on the reproductive system of athletes and recreational users...
March 4, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257758/cognition-in-female-rats-after-blocking-conversion-of-androgens-to-estrogens
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George T Taylor, Francesca M Manzella, Jacob Huffman, Omar H Cabrera, Jessica Hoffman
Women and non-human females have surprisingly high levels of circulating testosterone, yet the effects of androgens on non-reproductive behaviors, including cognition, of females are not well characterized. The current project used an aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, to block conversion of androgens to estrogens. Adult female rats were ovariectomized and administered either vehicle only, testosterone propionate only (400μg/kg, TP only), letrozole only (1mg/kg, Letro only), or the combination of letrozole and testosterone (TP+Letro) over 4weeks...
March 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253506/the-effect-of-the-testis-on-the-ovary-structure-function-relationships-in-a-neonate-with-a-unilateral-ovotestis-ovotesticular-disorder-of-sex-development-%C3%A2
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Siri Atma W Greeley, Elizabeth Littlejohn, Aliya N Husain, Darrel Waggoner, Mohan Gundeti, Robert L Rosenfield
AIMS: To evaluate gonadal function in a newborn with suspected ovotesticular disorder of sex development (DSD). METHODS: Gonadal function was evaluated at baseline and after gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHag) stimulation testing. RESULTS: A full-term 46,XX neonate with genital ambiguity produced serum testosterone and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels appropriate for males within days, while serum estradiol remained prepubertal, both spontaneously and in response to GnRHag stimulation testing...
March 2, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241244/association-of-testosterone-replacement-with-cardiovascular-outcomes-among-men-with-androgen-deficiency
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T Craig Cheetham, JaeJin An, Steven J Jacobsen, Fang Niu, Stephen Sidney, Charles P Quesenberry, Stephen K VanDenEeden
Importance: Controversy exists regarding the safety of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) following recent reports of an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Objective: To investigate the association between TRT and cardiovascular outcomes in men with androgen deficiency. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was conducted within an integrated health care delivery system. Men at least 40 years old with evidence of androgen deficiency either by a coded diagnosis and/or a morning serum total testosterone level of less than 300 ng/dL were included...
February 21, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217500/a-study-to-evaluate-the-prevalence-of-hypogonadism-in-indian-males-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Pankaj Kumar Agarwal, Parminder Singh, Subhankar Chowdhury, S K Sharma, Anirban Majumdar, Parag Shah, Rakesh Sahay, S Vageesh Ayyar, Hemant Phatale, Chandar M Batra, Raeesuddin Syed, Pradeep Shetty
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of hypogonadism in men with Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been reported worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of hypogonadism in Indian males with T2DM and assess the primary and secondary hypogonadism along with androgen deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 900 men with T2DM were evaluated using androgen deficiency in aging male questionnaire. They were screened for demographic characteristics, gonadal hormone levels, lipid profile, and glycosylated hemoglobin...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208875/erectile-dysfunction-and-low-sex-drive-in-men-with-type-2-dm-the-potential-role-of-diabetic-pharmacotherapy
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Hayder M Al-Kuraishy, Ali I Al-Gareeb
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic men with erectile dysfunction have not been widely studied. They have low testosterone levels, causing low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. AIM: To assess the erectile dysfunction and sex drive in relation to testosterone serum levels in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 64 patients with type 2 DM were enrolled in this cross-sectional study, according to the treatment types they were divided into three groups, group (A): 34 patients treated with metformin, group (B): 30 patients treated with sulfonylurea and group (C): 27 healthy normal non-diabetic men are taken as control...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192127/long-term-treatment-with-nandrolone-decanoate-impairs-mesenteric-vascular-relaxation-in-both-sedentary-and-exercised-female-rats
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Izabela F Caliman, Cristian S Bernabe, Antônio F de Melo, Girlândia A Brasil, Andrews M do Nascimento, Ewelyne M de Lima, Suely G Figueiredo, Tadeu U de Andrade, Nazaré S Bissoli
Nandrolone Decanoate (ND) is an Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS) that under abusive regimen can lead to multiple physiological adverse effects. Studies of AAS-mediated cardiovascular (CV) alterations were mostly taken from male subjects, even though women are also susceptible to the effects of AAS and gender-specific differences in susceptibility to vascular diseases exist. Here we investigate ND-induced vascular reactivity alterations in both sedentary and exercised female rats and whether these alterations depend on endothelium-derived factors...
April 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188961/high-serum-progesterone-associated-with-infertility-in-a-woman-with-nonclassic-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Yoshimasa Kawarai, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Tomoya Segawa, Shokichi Teramoto, Tomoaki Tanaka, Makio Shozu
Nonclassic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (NCAH) is an autosomal-recessive disorder caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency and manifests as hirsutism and oligomenorrhea due to excess adrenal androgen and progesterone. We report a case of a woman with NCAH who showed continuous high serum progesterone levels in the follicular phase associated with impaired folliculogenesis. NCAH was diagnosed based on high 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels after rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone loading, and three heterozygous missense mutations in CYP21A2, encoding 21-hydroxylase, were identified...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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