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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715929/molecular-interactions-of-bisphenols-and-analogs-with-glucocorticoid-biosynthetic-pathway-enzymes-an-in-silico-approach
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Garima Verma, Mohemmed Faraz Khan, Wasim Akhtar, Mohammad Mumtaz Alam, Mymoona Akhter, Mohammad Shaquiquzzaman
Glucocorticoids are known to have vital effects on metabolism, behavior and immunity. Any sort of impairment in their synthesis may lead to the generation of numerous ill health effects. Different environmental toxicants, including bisphenols and their analogs pose deleterious effect on the biosynthesis of glucocorticoids, thereby leading to endocrine disruption. In order to assess the effect of these environmental toxicants on gluocorticoid biosynthetic pathway, an in silico study was performed. This involved molecular docking studies of 18 ligands with the selected participating enzymes of the pathway...
July 17, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, J Schipper, L A Louwe, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705686/imaging-features-of-patients-undergoing-active-surveillance-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
#3
Lars J Grimm, Sujata V Ghate, E Shelley Hwang, Mary Scott Soo
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the imaging appearance of patients undergoing active surveillance for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 29 patients undergoing active surveillance for DCIS from 2009 to 2014. Twenty-two patients (group 1) refused surgery or were not surgical candidates. Seven patients (group 2) enrolled in a trial of letrozole and deferred surgical excision for 6-12 months...
July 10, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700478/impact-of-nonsteroidal-aromatase-inhibitors-on-steroid-profile-in-a-chinese-population
#4
Yanyi Xing, Xin Liu, Mengmeng Yan, Tianqi Chen, Fei Lu, Bing Xu, Yan Gong, Fuhao Chu, Haimin Lei
Steroid profiling was introduced to determine the endogenous steroid misuse in sports. Thus, screening for the exogenous use of these prohibited substances can be established by monitoring a range of endogenous steroids, which constitute the steroid profile and evaluate their concentrations and ratios against reference values. The steroid profiling is currently based on population statistics. As large interindividual variations exist, athlete biological passport (ABP) analysis is ongoing. This study aimed to identify new biomarker(s) for aromatase inhibitor detection in sports using statistical analysis and adapt the model into ABP analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693056/-the-clinical-characteristics-of-pulmonary-benign-metastasizing-leiomyoma
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H P Wang, J H Shi, L Zhang
Objective: Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma (PBML) is a rare entity that leiomyoma of uterus metastasized to the lung. The clinical characteristics of this rare disease were analyzed in this article. Methods: The detailed clinical records of 7 patients diagnosed as PBML at Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2001 and June 2015 were reviewed. Results: All patients were women with median age of 44 years (range 28-62). Symptoms included dyspnea (2/7), chest pain (1/7), cyanosis (1/7), cough (1/7) and bloody sputum (1/7), while 4/7 cases were asymptomatic...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691239/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-aromatase-inhibitor-use-for-leiomyomatosis-peritonealis-disseminata
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Hitomi Ando, Soshi Kusunoki, Tsuyoshi Ota, Yayoi Sugimori, Shozo Matsuoka, Daiki Ogishima
Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata is a rare disease characterized by pelvic smooth-muscle nodules of various sizes. It is sometimes misdiagnosed as ovarian or peritoneal carcinoma metastasis; therefore, surgical excision for pathological diagnosis is required. Treatment options include bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist therapy, and aromatase inhibitor therapy. All of these suppress estrogen levels, but a standard treatment has not been established. A 40-year-old woman had multiple pelvic tumors, suspicious for ovarian cancer...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679622/extra-ovarian-gonadotropin-negative-feedback-revealed-by-aromatase-inhibition-in-female-marmoset-monkeys
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Marissa Kraynak, Matthew T Flowers, Robert A Shapiro, Amita Kapoor, Jon Levine, David H Abbott
While the ovary produces the majority of estradiol (E2) in mature female primates, extra-ovarian sources contribute to E2 synthesis and action, including brain E2 regulating hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). In ovary-intact female rodent models, aromatase inhibition (AI) induces a PCOS-like hypergonadotropic hyperandrogenism due to absent E2-mediated negative feedback. In order to examine the role of extra-ovarian E2 on nonhuman primate gonadotropin regulation, the present study employs letrozole to elicit AI in adult female marmoset monkeys...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666422/the-role-of-hormonal-therapy-in-patients-with-relapsed-high-grade-ovarian-carcinoma-a-retrospective-series-of-tamoxifen-and-letrozole
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Angela George, Jennifer McLachlan, Nina Tunariu, Chiara Della Pepa, Cristina Migali, Martin Gore, Stan Kaye, Susana Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Hormonal therapy is used as a treatment option in high-grade ovarian carcinoma (HGOC), but the role and choice of treatment remains unclear. Agents used include tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of tamoxifen (T) and letrozole (L) in HGOC in clinical practice and investigate factors influencing clinical outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with relapsed HGOC treated with either tamoxifen or letrozole at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 2007 and 2012 was performed...
June 30, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663087/superiority-of-aromatase-inhibitor-and-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor-combined-delivery-hyaluronate-targeted-versus-pegylated-protamine-nanocapsules-for-breast-cancer-therapy
#9
Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
Despite several reports have revealed the beneficial effect of co-administration of COX-2 inhibitors with aromatase inhibitors in managing postmenopausal breast cancer; no nanocarriers for such combined delivery have been developed till now. Therefore, protamine nanocapsules (PMN-NCs) have been developed to co-deliver letrozole (LTZ) that inhibits aromatase-mediated estrogen biosynthesis and celecoxib (CXB) that synergistically inhibits aromatase expression. Inspired by the CD44-mediated tumor targeting ability of hyaluronate (HA), we developed HA-coated PMN-NCs (HA-NCs) via electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657360/a-current-and-comprehensive-review-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-%C3%A4-nhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Burak Bilgin, Mehmet An Sendur, Didem Şener Dede, Muhammed Bülent Akıncı, Bülent Yalçın
BACKGROUND: Resistance to endocrine treatment generally occurs over time, especially in the metastatic stage. In this paper, we aimed to review the mechanisms of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) 4/6 inhibition and clinical usage of new agents in the light of recent literature updates. SCOPE: A literature search was carried out using PubMed, Medline and ASCO and ESMO annual-meeting abstracts by using the following search keywords; "palbociclib", "abemaciclib", "ribociclib", "cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors" and "CDK 4/6" in metastatic breast cancer (MBC)...
June 28, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656272/molecular-mechanism-and-functional-role-of-macrophage-colony%C3%A2-stimulating-factor-in-follicular-granulosa-cells
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Zhang Wei, Xu Song, Zhang Zhifen
Our previous demonstrated that macrophage colony‑stimulating factor (M‑CSF) stimulated the production of estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) in luteinized granulosa cells (GCs), and that its secretion may be regulated by follicle‑stimulating hormone (FSH). The present study aimed to examine the effect of M‑CSF alone or with Letrozole treatment on the function of non‑luteinizing granulosa cells, using the COV434 cell line, and its interaction with FSH. Human luteinized granulosa cells (LGC) were isolated from the follicular fluid of superovulated infertile patients (average age, 30...
June 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651157/different-patterns-in-the-risk-of-newly-developed-fatty-liver-and-lipid-changes-with-tamoxifen-versus-aromatase-inhibitors-in-postmenopausal-women-with-early-breast-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Namki Hong, Han Gyul Yoon, Da Hea Seo, Seho Park, Seung Il Kim, Joo Hyuk Sohn, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND: Management of metabolic complications of long-term adjuvant endocrine therapy in early breast cancer remained an unmet need. We aimed to compare the effects of tamoxifen (TMX) and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) on the risk of fatty liver in conjunction with longitudinal changes in the serum lipid parameters. METHODS: Among 1203 subjects who were taking adjuvant TMX or AI (anastrozole or letrozole) without fatty liver at baseline, those taking TMX or AI were 1:1 matched on the propensity score...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650773/a-successful-live-birth-with-in-vitro-fertilization-and-thawed-embryo-transfer-after-conservative-treatment-of-recurrent-endometrial-cancer
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Sung Woo Kim, Hoon Kim, Seung-Yup Ku, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim, Young Min Choi
Estrogen-dependent early stage endometrial cancer is relatively common in young women of reproductive age. The standard treatment is hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), even in early stage well-differentiated endometrial cancer patients. This surgical option results in permanent loss of fertility. There have been some reports of live births using in vitro fertilization after conservative management of endometrial cancer with high-dose progestin for the purpose of fertility preservation. However, most were not recurrent cases and pregnancy was achieved through conventional in vitro fertilization, which usually raises serum estradiol levels and may lead to the recurrence of endometrial cancer...
June 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649895/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-palbociclib-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Johannes Ettl, Nadia Harbeck
Palbociclib (Ibrance®) is the first-in-class CDK4/6 inhibitor which has been introduced into clinical practice for the treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC). It is an orally administered drug, which acts by selectively inhibiting cyclin-dependant kinases CDK4 and CDK6. Given together with anti-estrogens like letrozole and fulvestrant it enhances the antiproliferative effect of these drugs without compromising the favorable toxicity profile of endocrine therapy...
July 12, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645527/inhibition-of-17beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-7-modulates-breast-cancer-protein-profile-and-enhances-apoptosis-by-down-regulating-grp78
#15
Xiao-Qiang Wang, Juliette A Aka, Tang Li, Dan Xu, Charles J Doillon, Sheng-Xiang Lin
17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 7 (17β-HSD7) promotes breast cancer cell growth via dual-catalytic activity by modulating estradiol and DHT. Here, we clarified the expression pattern of 17β-HSD7 in postmenopausal luminal A type breast cancer with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) cohort. The impact of 17β-HSD7 inhibition on the proteome of MCF-7 cells was investigated and on cell apoptosis was revealed. MCF-7 cells were treated with an efficient inhibitor of 17β-HSD7 or with vehicle, and a differential proteomics study was performed using two-dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis followed by mass spectrometry and ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643236/multi-reservoir-phospholipid-shell-encapsulating-protamine-nanocapsules-for-co-delivery-of-letrozole-and-celecoxib-in-breast-cancer-therapy
#16
Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
PURPOSE: In the current work, we propose a combined delivery nanoplatform for letrozole (LTZ) and celecoxib (CXB). METHODS: Multi-reservoir nanocarriers were developed by enveloping protamine nanocapsules (PRM-NCs) within drug-phospholipid complex bilayer. RESULTS: Encapsulation of NCs within phospholipid bilayer was confirmed by both size increase from 109.7 to 179.8 nm and reduction of surface charge from +19.0 to +7.78 mV. The multi-compartmental core-shell structure enabled biphasic CXB release with initial fast release induced by complexation with phospholipid shell followed by prolonged release from oily core...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643023/variable-aromatase-inhibitor-plasma-concentrations-do-not-correlate-with-circulating-estrogen-concentrations-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-patients
#17
Daniel L Hertz, Kelly A Speth, Kelley M Kidwell, Christina L Gersch, Zeruesenay Desta, Anna Maria Storniolo, Vered Stearns, Todd C Skaar, Daniel F Hayes, N Lynn Henry, James M Rae
PURPOSE: The aromatase inhibitors (AI) exemestane (EXE), letrozole (LET), and anastrozole suppress estrogen biosynthesis, and are effective treatments for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. Prior work suggests that anastrozole blood concentrations are associated with the magnitude of estrogen suppression. The objective of this study was to determine whether the magnitude of estrogen suppression, as determined by plasma estradiol (E2) concentrations, in EXE or LET treated patients is associated with plasma AI concentrations...
June 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641572/a-child-with-hypertension-and-ambiguous-genitalia-an-uncommon-variant-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-report
#18
Vivek Pant, Suman Baral, Bishal Shrestha, Arjun Tumbapo
BACKGROUND: Deficiency in 11β-hydroxylase as a cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is uncommon. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hypertension with virilization in any prepubescent child. CASE PRESENTATION: A 12-year-old Asian boy from eastern Nepal presented with pain in his abdomen and hypertension. He was raised as a male but had absent testicles since birth and had precocious puberty. Plasma testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone were below baseline level...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630466/comparative-effectiveness-of-9-ovulation-induction-therapies-in-patients-with-clomiphene-citrate-resistant-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-network-meta-analysis
#19
Yiping Yu, Lanlan Fang, Ruizhe Zhang, Jingyan He, Yujing Xiong, Xiaoyi Guo, Qingyun Du, Yan Huang, Yingpu Sun
The comparative efficacies of ovulation-induction treatments in patients with clomiphene citrate-resistant (CCR) polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are not well known. Therefore, we conducted a network meta-analysis to rank the reproductive efficacies of these treatments. We ultimately included 26 randomized clinical trials with 2722 participants and 9 types of therapies: clomiphene citrate (CC), metformin, letrozole, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), unilateral laparoscopic ovarian drilling (ULOD), bilateral laparoscopic ovarian drilling (BLOD), the combination of metformin with letrozole (metformin+letrozole), and the combination of metformin with CC (metformin+CC)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629583/ex%C3%A2-vivo-retrieval-and-cryopreservation-of-oocytes-from-oophorectomized-specimens-for-fertility-preservation-in-a-brca1-mutation-carrier-with-ovarian-cancer
#20
Nigel Pereira, Andrea G Hubschmann, Jovana P Lekovich, Glenn L Schattman, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of ex vivo oocyte retrieval from oophorectomized specimens in a BRCA1 mutation carrier undergoing surgical staging for ovarian cancer. DESIGN: Video case report and literature review. SETTING: University-affiliated center. PATIENT(S): A 37-year-old single woman, gravida 0, with a known BRCA1 mutation, presented to her oncologist with a complex right ovarian mass and elevated CA-125 level...
June 16, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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