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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528409/polychlorinated-biphenyl-related-alterations-of-the-expression-of-essential-genes-in-harbour-seals-phoca-vitulina-from-coastal-sites-in-canada-and-the-united-states
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Marie Noël, Neil Dangerfield, Steve Jeffries, Dyanna Lambourn, Monique Lance, Caren Helbing, Michel Lebeuf, Peter S Ross
As long-lived marine mammals found throughout the temperate coastal waters of the North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) have become an invaluable sentinel of food-web contamination. Their relatively high trophic position predisposes harbour seals to the accumulation of harmful levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). We obtained skin/blubber biopsy samples from live-captured young harbour seals from various sites in the northeastern Pacific (British Columbia, Canada, and Washington State, USA) as well as the northwestern Atlantic (Newfoundland and Quebec, Canada)...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528332/the-persistent-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-syndrome-an-update-based-upon-a-personal-experience-of-157-cases
#2
Jean-Yves Picard, Richard L Cate, Chrystèle Racine, Nathalie Josso
Male sex differentiation is driven by 2 hormones, testosterone and anti-müllerian hormone (AMH), responsible for the regression of müllerian ducts in male fetuses. Mutations inactivating AMH or its receptor AMHRII lead to the persistent müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS) in otherwise normally virilized 46,XY males. Our objective was to review the clinical, anatomical, and molecular features of PMDS based upon a review of the literature and upon 157 personal cases. Three clinical presentations exist: bilateral cryptorchidism, unilateral cryptorchidism with contralateral hernia, and transverse testicular ectopia...
May 20, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527954/sex-differences-in-the-effect-of-chronic-mild-stress-on-mouse-prefrontal-cortical-bdnf-levels-a-role-of-major-ovarian-hormones
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Bhanu Chandra Karisetty, Pranav Chintamani Joshi, Arvind Kumar, Sumana Chakravarty
Depression induced by stress is affected by sex, age and hormonal status of the animal and also by duration and type of the stressors. Moreover, higher prevalence of depression and comorbidities in women than men implies the need to include the sex variable in studies on animal models of depression. The present study was therefore initiated to evaluate the effect of sex and ovarian hormones on depression-like phenotypes in mice exposed to a 21-day Chronic Variable Mild Stress (CVMS) paradigm. Adult male, intact female and, ovariectomized (OVX) female mice exposed to CVMS displayed despair behavior, a depression-like phenotype, in all the groups...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527122/effects-of-cigarette-smoke-exposure-during-suckling-on-food-intake-fat-mass-hormones-and-biochemical-profile-of-young-and-adult-female-rats
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Patricia Cristina Lisboa, Patricia Novaes Soares, Thamara Cherem Peixoto, Janaine Cavalcanti Carvalho, Camila Calvino, Vanessa Silva Tavares Rodrigues, Dayse Nascimento Bernardino, Viviane Younes-Rapozo, Alex Christian Manhães, Elaine de Oliveira, Egberto Gaspar de Moura
PURPOSE: Children from smoking mothers have a higher risk of developing obesity and associated comorbidities later in life. Different experimental models have been used to assess the mechanisms involved with this increased risk. Using a rat model of neonatal nicotine exposure via implantation of osmotic minipumps in lactating dams, we have previously shown marked sexual dimorphisms regarding metabolic and endocrine outcomes in the adult progeny. Considering that more than four thousand substances are found in tobacco smoke besides nicotine, we then studied a rat model of neonatal tobacco smoke exposure: adult male offspring had hyperphagia, obesity, hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, secondary hyperthyroidism and lower adrenal hormones...
May 19, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526997/nafld-as-a-sexual-dimorphic-disease-role-of-gender-and-reproductive-status-in-the-development-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-inherent-cardiovascular-risk
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REVIEW
Stefano Ballestri, Fabio Nascimbeni, Enrica Baldelli, Alessandra Marrazzo, Dante Romagnoli, Amedeo Lonardo
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) spans steatosis through nonalcoholic steatohepatis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with striking systemic features and excess cardiovascular and liver-related mortality. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is complex and multifactorial. Endocrine derangements are closely linked with dysmetabolic traits. For example, in animal and human studies, female sex is protected from dysmetabolism thanks to young individuals' ability to partition fatty acids towards ketone body production rather than very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)-triacylglycerol, and to sex-specific browning of white adipose tissue...
May 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525998/androsterone-glucuronide-to-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate-ratio-is-discriminatory-for-obese-caucasian-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Li-Wei Cho, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Eric S Kilpatrick, Brian G Keevil, Adrian G Miller, Anne M Coady, Lina Ahmed, Stephen L Atkin
BACKGROUND: Androsterone glucuronide (ADTG) concentrations have been suggested as a marker of the effects of androgens at the target tissue level. As the mechanism for hyperandrogenemia in obese and nonobese polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may differ, this study compared the different androgen parameters in non-obese compared to obese women with PCOS, and in normal subjects. METHODS: Eleven non-obese and 14 obese women with PCOS were recruited and compared to 11 control women without PCOS...
May 19, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525721/development-and-application-of-a-screening-method-of-absolute-qpcr-to-detect-the-abuse-of-sex-steroid-hormone-administration-in-male-bovine
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Laura Starvaggi Cuccuzza, Bartolomeo Biolatti, Sara Divari, Paola Pregel, Frine E Scaglione, Alessandra Sereno, Francesca T Cannizzo
A method for absolute quantification of regucalcin gene by quantitative PCR was developed to confirm that the decrease of regucalcin gene expression in the testis is a valid biomarker for detection of sex steroid hormone treatment in bovine husbandry. An external standard curve was developed with TaqMan technology. Based on in vivo experiments, specificity, sensitivity and criterion value of this potential biomarker were calculated by means of a ROC curve. Then, regucalcin gene expression was evaluated in beef and veal calves for human consumption...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525585/the-effects-of-gender-on-electrical-therapies-for-the-heart-physiology-epidemiology-and-access-to-therapies-a-report-from-the-xii-congress-of-the-italian-association-on-arrhythmology-and-cardiostimulation-aiac
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Giuseppe Boriani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Elisabetta Cerbai, Giuseppe Oreto, Gabriele Bronzetti, Vincenzo Livio Malavasi, Alessandro Biffi, Luigi Padeletti, Gianluca Botto, Igor Diemberger
The difference between men and women is clear even just by looking at an electrocardiogram: females present higher resting heart rate, a shorter QRS complex length and greater corrected QT interval. The development of these differences from pubertal age onward suggests that sexual hormones play a key role, although their effect is far from being completely understood. Different incidences between sexes have been reported for many arrhythmias, both ventricular and supraventricular, and also for sudden cardiac death...
May 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523253/cell-therapy-products-in-alzheimer-disease
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REVIEW
Hyeon Jin Song, Tae-Hee Kim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Jun-Mo Kim, Yoo Jin Park, Arum Lee, Soo Ah Kim, Hye Ji Choi
We are rapidly becoming an aging society, with the ongoing increase in challenges of the elderly. The age-related cognitive decline in accordance with aging society is of major importance in public health. Recent studies have proved the impacts of sex-steroid hormone on the brain; compliant with aging, menopause and decrease in estrogen have an effect on the occurrence and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. A new hypothesis states that Alzheimer's disease is a postmenopausal dementia, and is a negative form of estrogen deficiency...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523232/male-to-female-gender-dysphoria-gender-specific-differences-in-resting-state-networks
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Benjamin Clemens, Jessica Junger, Katharina Pauly, Josef Neulen, Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube, Dirk Frölich, Gianluca Mingoia, Birgit Derntl, Ute Habel
INTRODUCTION: Recent research found gender-related differences in resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To the best of our knowledge, there are no studies examining the differences in rs-FC between men, women, and individuals who report a discrepancy between their anatomical sex and their gender identity, i.e. gender dysphoria (GD). METHODS: To address this important issue, we present the first fMRI study systematically investigating the differences in typical resting-state networks (RSNs) and hormonal treatment effects in 26 male-to-female GD individuals (MtFs) compared with 19 men and 20 women...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522875/serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-men
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Fengbin Gao, Boren Jiang, Zhen Cang, Ningjian Wang, Bing Han, Qin Li, Yi Chen, Yingchao Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Hualing Zhai, Chi Chen, Meng Lu, Ying Meng, Yingli Lu, Zhoujun Shen
The role that serum uric acid (UA) plays in the pathophysiological development of erectile dysfunction (ED) is controversial. We aimed to screen the factors related with ED, and to examine the association between serum UA and ED. Our data were derived from a cross-sectional Survey on Prevalence in East China for Metabolic Diseases and Risk Factors study in 2014-2015. Questionnaire of International Index of Erectile Dysfunction-5 was used for assessment of ED. Data were collected in three general communities respectively...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522756/influence-of-sex-menstrual-cycle-and-oral-contraceptives-on-cerebrovascular-resistance-and-cardiorespiratory-function-during-valsalva-or-standing
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Syed Abidi, Misha Nili, Stephania Serna, Simon Kim, Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Women experience orthostatic intolerance more than men, and experience faintness more in the early follicular (i.e. low hormone (LH)) compared to the luteal (i.e. high hormone (HH)) phase of the menstrual cycle. Men (n=13, age: 25.8±1.8) and women in the LH (day 2-5; placebo) and HH) (day 18-24; high dose) phases of the menstrual cycle with (OC; n=14, age: 22.0±0.8) or without oral contraceptives (NOC; n=12, age: 21.8±0.5) underwent the Valsalva maneuver and a supine-sit-stand protocol. Blood pressure, normalized stroke volume (SVi), cardiac output index (Qi), heart rate (HR), end-tidal carbon dioxide (ET-CO2), and middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCA) were measured...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522293/direct-action-of-adiponectin-ameliorates-increased-androgen-synthesis-and-reduces-insulin-receptor-expression-in-the-polycystic-ovary
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Anusha Singh, Puran Bora, Amitabh Krishna
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine and metabolic disorder of reproductive age females, leading to infertility. Despite extensive research, the exact pathophysiology and treatment are lacking. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the direct role of adiponectin either alone or together with luteinizing hormone (LH) on sex hormone synthesis and changes in insulin receptor (IR) in the ovary of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-treated PCOS-mice. Immunohistochemical study showed decreased expression of adiponectin receptor (AdipoR1) in PCOS-ovary which correlated with increased synthesis of androgen and decreased expression of IR...
May 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522130/primary-hyperparathyroidism-hypercalciuria-and-bone-recovery-after-parathyroidectomy
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Inga-Lena Nilsson, Sophie Norenstedt, Jan Zedenius, Ylva Pernow, Robert Bränström
BACKGROUND: In primary hyperparathyroidism, successful parathyroidectomy leads to improved bone mineral density in the majority of cases. Our aim was to further explore the relationship between hypercalciuria, kidney function, and bone recovery after parathyroidectomy. METHODS: Bone mineral density, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and 24-hour urinary calcium were analyzed before and one year after parathyroidectomy in a cohort of 150 primary hyperparathyroidism patients (119 women; median age 60 [range 30-80] years) taking part in a clinical trial...
May 15, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521890/reproductive-factors-and-incidence-of%C3%A2-heart-failure-hospitalization-in-the%C3%A2-women-s-health%C3%A2-initiative
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Philip S Hall, Gregory Nah, Barbara V Howard, Cora E Lewis, Matthew A Allison, Gloria E Sarto, Molly E Waring, Lisette T Jacobson, JoAnn E Manson, Liviu Klein, Nisha I Parikh
BACKGROUND: Reproductive factors reflective of endogenous sex hormone exposure might have an effect on cardiac remodeling and the development of heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: This study examined the association between key reproductive factors and the incidence of HF. METHODS: Women from a cohort of the Women's Health Initiative were systematically evaluated for the incidence of HF hospitalization from study enrollment through 2014. Reproductive factors (number of live births, age at first pregnancy, and total reproductive duration [time from menarche to menopause]) were self-reported at study baseline in 1993 to 1998...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521878/combining-a-nontargeted-and-targeted-metabolomics-approach-to-identify-metabolic-pathways-significantly-altered-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Alice Y Chang, Antigoni Z Lalia, Gregory D Jenkins, Tumpa Dutta, Rickey E Carter, Ravinder J Singh, K Sreekumaran Nair
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition of androgen excess and chronic anovulation frequently associated with insulin resistance. We combined a nontargeted and targeted metabolomics approach to identify pathways and metabolites that distinguished PCOS from metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: Twenty obese women with PCOS were compared with 18 obese women without PCOS. Both groups met criteria for MetS but could not have diabetes mellitus or take medications that treat PCOS or affect lipids or insulin sensitivity...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521834/incidence-of-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-due-to-osteoarthritis-in-relation-to-thyroid-function-a-prospective-cohort-study-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
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Alf Inge Hellevik, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Arnulf Langhammer, Anne Marie Fenstad, Ove Furnes, Kjersti Storheim, John Anker Zwart, Gunnar Flugsrud, Lars Nordsletten
BACKGROUND: To study whether thyroid function was associated with risk of hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, data from the second and third survey of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study were linked to the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register in order to identify total hip or knee replacement as a result of primary osteoarthritis. RESULTS: Among 37 891 participants without previously known thyroid disease we recorded 978 total hip replacements (THRs) and 538 total knee replacements (TKRs) during a median follow-up time of 15...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520952/defining-optimal-health-range-for-thyroid-function-based-on-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
#18
L Chaker, T I M Korevaar, D Rizopoulos, T-H Collet, H Völzke, A Hofman, N Rodondi, A R Cappola, R P Peeters, O H Franco
Context: Reference ranges of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) are defined by their distribution in apparently healthy populations, (2.5th and 97.5th percentiles) irrespective of disease risk and used as cut-offs for defining and clinically managing thyroid dysfunction. Objective: To provide a proof of concept in defining thyroid function optimal health ranges based on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk. Design and Participants: 9,233 participants from the Rotterdam Study (mean age 65...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516731/alopecia-areata-hyperactivity-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-is-a-myth
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Beata Bergler-Czop, Bartosz Miziołek, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło
INTRODUCTION: Psychological stress is known to cause exacerbation of different skin pathologies including alopecia areata (AA). A hyperactivity of the HPA axis in patients affected by AA (AA-patients) was proposed to be a neuroendocrine response to stress. Still little is known about MSH and cortisol production in AA settings. AIM: The aim of the study was to compare trends in a production of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) and cortisol in patients with AA-patients and healthy controls...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516454/a-multiscale-computational-modelling-approach-predicts-mechanisms-of-female-sex-risk-in-the-setting-of-arousal-induced-arrhythmias
#20
Pei-Chi Yang, Laura L Perissinotti, Fernando López-Redondo, Yibo Wang, Kevin R DeMarco, Mao-Tsuen Jeng, Igor Vorobyov, Robert D Harvey, Junko Kurokawa, Sergei Y Noskov, Colleen E Clancy
Female sex is a risk factor for inherited and acquired Long-QT associated Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias, and sympathetic discharge is a major factor in triggering TdP in female Long-QT syndrome patients. We used a combined experimental and computational approach to predict 'the perfect storm' of hormone concentration, IKr block, and sympathetic stimulation that induces arrhythmia in females with inherited and acquired Long-QT. More specifically, we developed mathematical models of acquired and inherited Long-QT syndrome in male and female ventricular human myocytes by combining effects of a hormone and a hERG blocker dofetilide or hERG mutations...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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