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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092737/complex-molecular-changes-induced-by-chronic-progestogens-exposure-in-roach-rutilus-rutilus
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Gabor Maasz, Zita Zrinyi, Peter Takacs, Sandor Lovas, Istvan Fodor, Tibor Kiss, Zsolt Pirger
In our previous study, we measured 0.23-13.67ng/L progestogens (progesterone, drospirenone, levonorgestrel) in natural waters in the catchment area of the largest shallow lake of Central Europe, Lake Balaton. Progestogen contaminations act as potent steroids with mixed progestagenic, androgenic and mild estrogenic effects that is why our aim was to investigate the morphological and molecular effects of mixture of progesterone, drospirenone, and levonorgestrel in environmentally relevant (10ng/L) and higher (50 and 500ng/L) exposure concentrations in common roach, Rutilus rutilus...
January 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089571/normo-and-hyperandrogenic-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-exhibit-an-adverse-metabolic-profile-through-life
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Pekka Pinola, Katri Puukka, Terhi T Piltonen, Johanna Puurunen, Eszter Vanky, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Pernille Ravn, Marianne Skovsager Andersen, Dorte Glintborg, Jan Roar Mellembakken, Aimo Ruokonen, Juha S Tapanainen, Laure C Morin-Papunen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the metabolic profiles of normo- and hyperandrogenic women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with those of control women at different ages during reproductive life. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): In all, 1,550 women with normoandrogenic (n = 686) or hyperandrogenic (n = 842) PCOS and 447 control women were divided into three age groups: <30, 30-39, and >39 years)...
January 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081535/efficacy-and-safety-of-continuous-subcutaneous-infusion-of-recombinant-human-gonadotropins-for-congenital-micropenis-during-early-infancy%C3%A2
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Athanasia Stoupa, Dinane Samara-Boustani, Isabelle Flechtner, Graziella Pinto, Isabelle Jourdon, Laura González-Briceño, Maud Bidet, Kathleen Laborde, Didier Chevenne, Anne-Elodie Millischer, Henri Lottmann, Thomas Blanc, Yves Aigrain, Michel Polak, Jacques Beltrand
BACKGROUND: Early postnatal administration of gonadotropins to infants with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) can mimic minipuberty, thereby increasing penile growth. We assessed the effects of gonadotropin infusion on stretched penile length (SPL) and hormone levels in infants with congenital micropenis. METHODS: Single-center study including 6 males with micropenis in case of isolated CHH (n = 4), panhypopituitarism (n = 1), and partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS; n = 1)...
January 12, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076306/parallel-diurnal-fluctuation-of-testosterone-androstenedione-dehydroepiandrosterone-and-17ohprogesterone-as-assessed-in-serum-and-saliva-validation-of-a-novel-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-salivary-steroid-profiling
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Marco Mezzullo, Alessia Fazzini, Alessandra Gambineri, Guido Di Dalmazi, Roberta Mazza, Carla Pelusi, Valentina Vicennati, Renato Pasquali, Uberto Pagotto, Flaminia Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Salivary androgen testing represents a valuable source of biological information. However, the proper measurement of such low levels is challenging for direct immunoassays, lacking adequate accuracy. In the last few years, many conflicting findings reporting low correlation with the serum counterparts have hampered the clinical application of salivary androgen testing. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) makes it possible to overcome previous analytical limits, providing new insights in endocrinology practice...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070801/a-comparison-of-sexual-function-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-whose-mothers-had-pcos-during-their-pregnancy-period-with-those-without-pcos
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Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Mahnaz Bahri Khomami, Fereidoun Azizi
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women during reproductive ages. Clinical symptoms associated with PCOS, such as hirsutism, acne, alopecia, obesity, and infertility, may lead to emotional morbidity and then impaired sexual function in those affected. During intrauterine development, the fetus may program the development of diseases during adulthood. In this study, we aimed to examine sexual function in women with PCOS, exposed to maternal androgen excess during their prenatal life compared to non-exposed PCOS patients...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058854/effect-of-metformin-on-clinical-metabolic-and-endocrine-outcomes-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roshni Patel, Gaurang Shah
OBJECTIVE: Metformin has been used as a treatment option for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) since 1994; however, more than a hundred randomized clinical trials have reported controversial results regarding the efficacy of metformin in PCOS. This could be due to the small sample size and high variability in methodology between studies. The objective of the present meta-analysis was to determine the effect of metformin on clinical, metabolic, endocrine outcomes as compared to placebo in PCOS women...
January 6, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056291/-the-impacts-of-testosterone-on-insulin-sensitivity-and-chronic-low-grade
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C L Su, M Chen, W Xu, J F Lin
Objectives: Insulin resistance (IR) is a common manifestation in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Both clinical observations and animal studies have demonstrated that IR could be induced by hyperandrogenemia, which is the charac-teristic of PCOS.Nevertheless, the mechanisms of IR in PCOS are still unclear especially at the molecular level.We conduct this study to ellucidate the effects of androgen on insulin sensitivity and chronic low-grade inflammation in adult C57BL/6 female mice. Methods: Eleven adult female C57BL/6 mice aged 8 weeks weredaily injected with testosterone (1...
January 3, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053584/effect-of-cynomorium-total-flavone-on-depression-model-of-perimenopausal-rat
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Mingsan Miao, Xiaoli Yan, Lin Guo, Pengfei Li
PURPOSE: To observe the effect of cynomorium total flavone on the depression model of perimenopausal rat and to analyze the action characteristics of cynomorium total flavone on depression of rat with perimenopausal syndrome. METHOD: Duplicate the model of rat with perimenopausal depression based on the combined method of incomplete castration and chronic stimulation, and keep drug administration for 35d. And then measure related behavior indicators and the change of biochemical index level in serum and brains; measure the estrogen/androgen receptor (ER/AR) in related tissues and the ERmRNA expression in hypothalamus...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028737/efficacy-of-testosterone-suppression-with-sustained-release-triptorelin-in-advanced-prostate-cancer
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Jürgen Breul, Eija Lundström, Daniela Purcea, Werner P Venetz, Patrick Cabri, Pascale Dutailly, Evan R Goldfischer
INTRODUCTION: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a mainstay of treatment against advanced prostate cancer (PC). As a treatment goal, suppression of plasma testosterone levels to <50 ng/dl has been established over decades. Evidence is growing though that suppression to even lower levels may add further clinical benefit. Therefore, we undertook a pooled retrospective analysis on the efficacy of 1-, 3-, and 6-month sustained-release (SR) formulations of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist triptorelin to suppress serum testosterone concentrations beyond current standards...
December 27, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017657/direct-reprogramming-of-mouse-fibroblasts-toward-leydig-like-cells-by-defined-factors
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Yan Yang, Ziyi Li, Xupeng Wu, Haolin Chen, Wenting Xu, Qi Xiang, Qihao Zhang, Jie Chen, Ren-Shan Ge, Zhijian Su, Yadong Huang
Leydig cells (LCs) play crucial roles in producing testosterone, and their dysfunction leads to male hypogonadism. LC transplantation is a promising alternative therapy for male hypogonadism. However, the source of LCs limits this strategy for clinical applications. Here, we report our success in reprogramming mice fibroblasts into LCs by expressing three transcriptional factors, Dmrt1, Gata4, and Nr5a1. The induced Leydig-like cells (iLCs) expressed steroidogenic genes, had a global gene expression profile similar to that of adult LCs, and acquired androgen synthesis capabilities...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008755/an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-association-between-levels-of-hormones-implied-in-steroid-biosynthesis-and-activity-of-abiraterone-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Valentina Bertaglia, Marcello Tucci, Francesca Vignani, Consuelo Buttigliero, Emiliano Aroasio, Alfredo Berruti, Giorgio V Scagliotti, Massimo DI Maio
BACKGROUND: Abiraterone acetate, approved for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), blocks androgen byosinthesis. We aimed to describe changes determined by abiraterone in hormones implied in steroid biosynthesis, exploring association between hormonal levels and drug activity. METHODS: Patients with mCRPC, receiving standard abiraterone + prednisone after docetaxel failure, were studied. We determined serum levels of progesterone, 17OH-progesterone, cortisol, ACTH, DHEA-sulphate, androstenedione, testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin, aldosterone, plasma renin activity, and cholesterol, baseline and every 12 weeks...
December 22, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999117/performance-of-mass-spectrometry-steroid-profiling-for-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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D J Handelsman, H J Teede, R Desai, R J Norman, L J Moran
STUDY QUESTION: How well does multi-analyte steroid mass spectrometry (MS) profiling classify women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our liquid chromatography MS (LC-MS) steroid profiling only minimally improves discrimination of women with and without PCOS compared with a direct testosterone immunoassay (T_IA) and the free androgen index (FAI). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blood testosterone measured by direct (non-extraction) immunoassay overlaps between women with and without PCOS...
December 19, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997350/a-low-dose-6-5-mg-of-intravaginal-dhea-permits-a-strictly-local-action-while-maintaining-all-serum-estrogens-or-androgens-as-well-as-their-metabolites-within-normal-values
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Fernand Labrie, Céline Martel
OBJECTIVE: Serum concentrations of estradiol (E2) and testosterone (testo) measured by mass spectrometry-based assays should remain below the 95th centile measured at 9.3 pg/mL for E2 and 0.26 ng/mL for testo in normal postmenopausal women in order to avoid the risk of non-physiological systemic exposure to elevated serum concentrations of these two sex steroids. METHODS: Serum E2 and testo, as well as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and nine of its other metabolites, were measured at 10 time intervals over 24 h on the first and seventh days of daily intravaginal administration of 0...
December 20, 2016: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990661/association-of-obesity-related-hemodilution-of-prostate-specific-antigen-dihydrotestosterone-and-testosterone
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Zachary Klaassen, Lauren E Howard, Daniel M Moreira, Gerald L Andriole, Martha K Terris, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) hemodilution is the leading theory for lower PSA values in obese men. However, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which are necessary for PSA production, are reduced in obese men. We assessed the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and PSA, taking into consideration the effect of testosterone and DHT. METHODS: Among 8,122 participants in Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE), complete data were available for 7,275...
December 19, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988272/the-impact-of-postnatal-leuprolide-acetate-treatment-on-reproductive-characteristics-in-a-rodent-model-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Lady Katerine Serrano Mujica, Kalyne Bertolin, Alessandra Bridi, Werner Giehl Glanzner, Vitor Braga Rissi, Flávia de Los Santos de Camargo, Renato Zanella, Osmar Damian Prestes, Rafael Noal Moresco, Alfredo Quites Antoniazzi, Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves, Melissa Orlandin Premaor, Fabio Vasconcellos Comim
In this study, a GnRH agonist, leuprolide acetate (LA), was given as a single depot injection before 48 h of life to Wistar female rats allotted to prenatal (E16-18) and postnatal androgenization (day 5 of life) by the use of testosterone propionate, looking for reproductive endpoints. Remarkably, a single injection of LA increased the estrus cycles in the postnatal group (PostN) from 0% to 25% of the estrus cycles in the postnatal LA treated group (PostN L). LA also reduced the serum testosterone levels and cysts and atretic follicles in PostN L in contrast with rats (>100 days) from the PostN group (p = 0...
December 14, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988267/poor-sleep-quality-predicts-hypogonadal-symptoms-and-sexual-dysfunction-in-male-nonstandard-shift-workers
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Alexander W Pastuszak, Young M Moon, Jason Scovell, Justin Badal, Dolores J Lamb, Richard E Link, Larry I Lipshultz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of sleep quality in hypogonadal symptoms and sexual function in men working nonstandard shifts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Men treated at a single andrology clinic between July and October 2014 completed questionnaires assessing sleep quality, hypogonadal symptoms (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male [ADAM/qADAM]), and sexual function (International Index of Erectile Function [IIEF]). Serum hormone levels were assessed at the time of survey completion...
December 14, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983870/kisspeptin-in-the-hypothalamus-of-two-rat-models-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#17
Satoko Osuka, Akira Iwase, Tatsuo Nakahara, Mika Kondo, Ai Saito, Bayasula, Tomoko Nakamura, Sachiko Takikawa, Maki Goto, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Hyperandrogenism, disturbance of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis followed by elevated serum luteinizing hormone (LH) levels, and insulin resistance are involved in the complicated pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Kisspeptin is co-expressed with neurokinin B (NKB) in the arcuate nucleus (ARC), the center of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-pulse generator that is responsible for pulsatile LH secretion. We compared two androgenized rat models of PCOS to evaluate the estrous cycle, hormonal profiles, and expression of kisspeptin and NKB in the ARC...
December 16, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976414/low-testosterone-alters-the-activity-of-mouse-prostate-stem-cells
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Ye Zhou, Ben Copeland, Maya Otto-Duessel, Miaoling He, Susan Markel, Tim W Synold, Jeremy O Jones
BACKGROUND: Low serum testosterone (low T) has been repeatedly linked to worse outcomes in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer (PC). How low T contributes to these outcomes is unknown. Here we demonstrate that exposure to low T causes significant changes in the mouse prostate and prostate stem cells. METHODS: Mice were castrated and implanted with capsules to achieve castrate, normal, or sub-physiological levels of T. After 6 weeks of treatment, LC-MS/MS was used to quantify the levels of T and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in serum and prostate tissue...
December 14, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967242/low-dose-dihydrotestosterone-drives-metabolic-dysfunction-via-cytosolic-and-nuclear-hepatic-androgen-receptor-mechanisms
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Stanley Andrisse, Shameka Childress, Yaping Ma, Katelyn Billings, Yi Chen, Ping Xue, Ashley Stewart, Momodou L Sonko, Andrew Wolfe, Sheng Wu
Androgen excess in women is associated with metabolic dysfunction (obesity, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D)) and reproductive dysfunction (polycystic ovaries, amenorrhea, dysregulated gonadotropin release, and infertility). We sought to identify the effects of androgen excess on glucose metabolic dysfunction and the specific mechanisms of action by which androgens are inducing pathology. We developed a mouse model that displayed pathophysiological serum androgen levels with normal body mass/composition to ensure that the phenotypes were directly from androgens and not an indirect consequence of obesity...
December 14, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941768/androgens-in-women-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-impact-of-chronic-gvhd-and-glucocorticoid-therapy
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Y Björk, E Smith Knutsson, C Ankarberg-Lindgren, A-K Broman, I Andersson, L Björkman, J Magnusson, K Bergmark, H Anderson, P-O Andersson, M Brune
Low androgen levels may contribute to sexual dysfunction in women after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT). However, data on serum androgens in women after alloHCT are limited. The aim of this study was to assess androgen levels and their association with chronic GvHD (cGvHD) and glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. Included were 65 allografted women, 33 with cGvHD, and 23 of these were on GC therapy. Controls were 94 healthy, age-matched women. Supportive study groups were women after autologous HCT (autoHCT; n=20) and non-transplanted women on GC therapy (n=26)...
December 12, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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