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#1
Travis Goodale, Archana Sadhu, Steven Petak, Richard Robbins
Testosterone (T) has a number of important effects on the cardiovascular system. In men, T levels begin to decrease after age 40, and this decrease has been associated with an increase in all-cause mortality and cardiovascular (CV) risk. Low T levels in men may increase their risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. Reduced T levels in men with congestive heart failure (CHF) portends a poor prognosis and is associated with increased mortality. Studies have reported a reduced CV risk with higher endogenous T concentration, improvement of known CV risk factors with T therapy, and reduced mortality in T-deficient men who underwent T replacement therapy versus untreated men...
April 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738774/advanced-methods-for-analysis-of-testosterone
#2
Livia Alexandra Gugoasa, Raluca Ioana Stefan-van Staden
Testosterone is the principal endogenous androgenic-anabolic steroid in humans. The levels of testosterone in the human body are correlated with many hormonal disorders (hypogonadism, impotence, etc) mostly in men, and with many types of diseases such as: prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Testosterone is extensively used among sportsmen willing to increase strength, aggressiveness, and recovery; making it the most commonly reported substance in steroid abuse. Fast, easy and cheap methods for the evaluation of testosterone are extremely needed in clinics and hospitals...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725600/endogenous-and-exogenous-testosterone-and-prostate-cancer-decreased-increased-or-null-risk
#3
REVIEW
David S Lopez, Shailesh Advani, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Run Wang, Steven Canfield
For more than 70 years, the contention that high levels of testosterone or that the use of testosterone therapy (TTh) increases the development and progression of prostate cancer (PCa) has been widely accepted and practiced. Yet, the increasing and emerging evidence on testosterone research seems to challenge that contention. To review literature on the associations of endogenous and exogenous testosterone with decreased-, increased-, or null-risk of PCa, and to further evaluate only those studies that reported magnitude of associations from multivariable modeling as it minimizes confounding effects...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721216/switch-to-restoration-therapy-in-a-testosterone-treated-central-hypogonadism-with-erythrocytosis
#4
B Cangiano, C Cacciatore, L Persani, M Bonomi
We describe a case of severe erythrocytosis caused by testosterone replacement therapy in a 66-year-old man affected with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) determining osteoporosis, resolved by switching to restoration therapy with clomiphene citrate. The patient complained fatigue, loss of libido and defective erections and a spontaneous vertebral fracture despite bisphosphonate therapy and vitamin D supplementation. The examinations proved isolated HH and he was therefore treated with testosterone gel with regression of specific manifestations but elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit values...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711608/do-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-have-performance-enhancing-effects-in-female-athletes
#5
REVIEW
Grace Huang, Shehzad Basaria
Doping with anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is common among both male and female athletes and is a growing public health problem. Review of historical data of systematic state-sponsored doping programs implemented by the German Democratic Republic in elite female athletes and from clinical trials of testosterone administration in non-athlete women suggests that AAS have ergogenic effects in women. The use of AAS in female athletes has been associated with adverse effects that include acne, hirsutism, deepening of the voice and menstrual disturbances; life-threatening adverse effects such as cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death have also been reported...
July 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706184/testosterone-promotes-either-dominance-or-submissiveness-in-the-ultimatum-game-depending-on-players-social-rank
#6
Yukako Inoue, Taiki Takahashi, Robert P Burriss, Sakura Arai, Toshikazu Hasegawa, Toshio Yamagishi, Toko Kiyonari
Endogenous testosterone promotes behaviours intended to enhance social dominance. However, recent research suggests that testosterone enhances strategic social behaviour rather than dominance seeking behaviour. This possibility has not been tested in a population whose members are known to vary in social status. Here, we explored the relationship between pre-existing social status and salivary testosterone level among members of a rugby team at a Japanese university, where a strong seniority norm maintains hierarchical relationships...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704587/effects-of-testosterone-administration-and-its-5-alpha-reduction-on-parenchymal-organ-volumes-in-healthy-young-men-findings-from-a-dose-response-trial
#7
T Gagliano-Jucá, E R Tang, S Bhasin, K M Pencina, S Anderson, H Jara, Z Li, K Melamud, S L Coleman, A Aakil, R R Almeida, G Huang, T G Travison, T W Storer, S Basaria
Animal data shows that testosterone administration increases the volume of some parenchymal organs. However, the effects of exogenous testosterone on solid abdominal organs in humans remain unknown. The present study evaluated the effects of testosterone administration on the volume of liver, spleen and kidneys in a dose-response trial. Young healthy men aged 18-50 years participating in the 5α-Reductase (5aR) Trial. All participants received monthly injections of 7.5 mg leuprolide acetate to suppress endogenous testosterone secretion and weekly injections of 50, 125, 300 or 600 mg of testosterone enanthate, and were randomized to receive either 2...
July 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700478/impact-of-nonsteroidal-aromatase-inhibitors-on-steroid-profile-in-a-chinese-population
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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/28676251/the-not-so-bitter-pill-effects-of-combined-oral-contraceptives-on-peripheral-physiological-indicators-of-emotional-reactivity
#9
Diana Armbruster, Clemens Kirschbaum, Alexander Strobel
Combined oral contraceptives (COC) are used by millions of women worldwide. Although findings are not entirely consistent, COC have been found to impact on brain function and, thus, to modulate affective processes. Here, we investigated electro-physiological responses to emotional stimuli in free cycling women in both the early follicular and late luteal phase as well as in COC users. Skin conductance response (SCR), startle reflex, corrugator and zygomaticus activity were assessed. COC users showed reduced overall startle magnitude and SCR amplitude, but heightened overall zygomaticus activity, although effect sizes were small...
July 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671321/the-influence-of-small-doses-of-ethanol-on-the-urinary-testosterone-to-epitestosterone-ratio-in-men-and-women
#10
Sami Albeiroti, Brian D Ahrens, Timofei Sobolevskii, Anthony W Butch
Endogenous steroid use can increase urinary testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) values. In addition, ethanol in amounts >0.5 g per kg of body weight (g/kg) can also increase T/E values. However, the effect of smaller doses of ethanol on T/E values is unknown. The influence of 0.2 and 0.4 g/kg of ethanol on baseline T/E values in 20 men and 20 women with low and high baseline T/E values was investigated and correlated with ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) concentrations. T/E values for 7 of the women were excluded from the study because of undetectable T concentrations or for other reasons...
July 3, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659579/sex-hormones-gonadotropins-and-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-in-infants-fed-breast-milk-cow-milk-formula-or-soy-formula
#11
Xin Fang, Lei Wang, Chunhua Wu, Huijing Shi, Zhijun Zhou, Scott Montgomery, Yang Cao
Measurement of endogenous hormones in early life is important to investigate the effects of hormonally active environmental compounds. To assess the possible hormonal effects of different feeding regimens in different sample matrices of infants, 166 infants were enrolled from two U.S hospitals between 2006 and 2009. The children were classified into exclusive soy formula, cow milk formula or breast milk regimens. Urine, saliva and blood samples were collected over the first 12 months of life. Estradiol, estrone, testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels were measured in the three matrices...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659174/crispr-cas9-targeting-of-gprc6a-suppresses-prostate-cancer-tumorigenesis-in-a-human-xenograft-model
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Ruisong Ye, Min Pi, John V Cox, Satoru K Nishimoto, L Darryl Quarles
BACKGROUND: GPRC6A is implicated in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer, but its role remains uncertain because of a purported tolerant gene variant created by substitution of a K..Y polymorphism in the 3rd intracellular loop (IL) that evolved in the majority of humans and replaces the ancestral RKLP present in 40% of humans of African descent and all other species. METHODS: We determined whether the K..Y polymorphism is present in human-derived prostate cancer cell lines by sequencing the region of the 3rd IL and assessed the cellular localization of a "humanized" mouse GPRC6A containing the K...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658524/determination-of-testosterone-esters-in-the-hair-of-male-greyhound-dogs-using-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#13
Jayasree Leela Devi, Paul Zahra, John H Vine, Ted Whittem
The doping of greyhound dogs with testosterone is done in an attempt to improve their athletic performance, but such doping cannot easily be confirmed especially in male dogs owing to the natural presence of endogenous testosterone. As testosterone is usually administered as its esters their direct detection in hair would provide confirmatory evidence of the administration of a pharmaceutical product. This paper demonstrates that the use of a liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry method with heated electrospray ionisation (HESI) combined with the use of amino SPE cartridges for sample clean up, is suitable for the sensitive determination of propionate, phenyl propionate, isocaproate, decanoate and enanthate esters of testosterone in greyhound hair...
June 28, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640164/associations-between-postmenopausal-endogenous-sex-hormones-and-c-reactive-protein-a-clearer-picture-with-regional-adiposity-adjustment
#14
Shannon M Conroy, Heather K Neilson, Rachel O'Reilly, Christy G Woolcott, Frank Z Stanczyk, Kerry S Courneya, Christine M Friedenreich
OBJECTIVE: To better understand the pathogenesis of inflammatory-related diseases after menopause, we studied the adiposity-independent association between endogenous sex hormones and C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation. METHODS: We conducted a secondary, cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (2003-2007), including 319 healthy, postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591185/selection-of-suitable-endogenous-reference-genes-for-qpcr-in-kidney-and-hypothalamus-of-rats-under-testosterone-influence
#15
Khadijeh Gholami, Su Yi Loh, Naguib Salleh, Sau Kuen Lam, See Ziau Hoe
Real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) is the most reliable and accurate technique for analyses of gene expression. Endogenous reference genes are being used to normalize qPCR data even though their expression may vary under different conditions and in different tissues. Nonetheless, verification of expression of reference genes in selected studied tissue is essential in order to accurately assess the level of expression of target genes of interest. Therefore, in this study, we attempted to examine six commonly used reference genes in order to identify the gene being expressed most constantly under the influence of testosterone in the kidneys and hypothalamus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589993/photoperiodic-time-measurement-and-photoentrainment-of-a-circadian-locomotor-activity-rhythm-in-subtropical-tree-sparrows
#16
Anand S Dixit, Namram S Singh, Iadalangki Bamon
Experiments were performed on the subtropical tree sparrow (Passer montanus) to investigate the involvement of an endogenous circadian rhythm in photoperiodic time measurement during the initiation of gonadal growth and functions and also to study the photic entrainment of the circadian activity rhythm. Groups of photosensitive birds of both sexes were exposed to different "night-interruption" light-dark regimes of 24 h duration viz., G1 - 6L/5D/1L/12D, G2 - 6L/6D/1L/11D, G3 - 6L/7D/1L/10D, G4 - 6L/8D/1L/9D, G5 - 6L/10D/1L/7D, G6 - 6L/12D/1L/5D, G7 - 6L/14D/1L/3D and G8 - 6L/16D/1L/1D for 30 days in which 17 h long nights were interrupted by 1 h light pulse falling at different ZTs (i...
July 1, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581652/adolescent-personality-as-risk-and-resiliency-in-the-testosterone-externalizing-association
#17
Kathleen W Reardon, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett
Previous investigations of testosterone and externalizing behavior have provided mixed findings. We tested the hypothesis that self-regulatory personality moderates the testosterone-externalizing behavior association in adolescence. Parents reported on their 13- to 18-year-old (N = 106, Mage = 16.01, SD = 1.29) children's personalities and psychopathology. Testosterone was measured via drool samples. As hypothesized, personality moderated the testosterone-externalizing behavior association. High testosterone predicted higher levels of externalizing behaviors, but only for adolescents low in Agreeableness and Conscientiousness...
September 2016: Journal of Research on Adolescence: the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576650/steroid-metabolism-in-the-brain-from-bird-watching-to-molecular-biology-a-personal-journey
#18
REVIEW
Jacques Balthazart
Since Arnold Adolph Berthold established in 1849 the critical role of the testes in the activation of male sexual behavior, intensive research has identified many sophisticated neurochemical and molecular mechanisms mediating this action. Studies in Japanese quail demonstrated the critical role of testosterone action and of testosterone aromatization in the sexually dimorphic medial preoptic nucleus in the activation of male copulatory behavior. The development of an immunohistochemical visualization of brain aromatase in quail then allowed further refinement in the localization of the sites of neuroestrogens production...
June 4, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576648/sex-differences-and-sex-hormones-in-anxiety-like-behavior-of-aging-rats
#19
Emese Domonkos, Veronika Borbélyová, Melinda Csongová, Martin Bosý, Mária Kačmárová, Daniela Ostatníková, Július Hodosy, Peter Celec
Sex differences in the prevalence of affective disorders might be attributable to different sex hormone milieu. The effects of short-term sex hormone deficiency on behavior, especially on anxiety have been studied in numerous animal experiments, mainly on young adult rats and mice. However, sex differences in aged animals and the effects of long-term hypogonadism are understudied. The aim of our study was to analyze sex differences in anxiety-like behavior in aged rats and to prove whether they can be attributed to endogenous sex hormone production in males...
June 8, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575850/deletion-of-tumor-suppressors-adenomatous-polyposis-coli-and-smad4-in-murine-luminal-epithelial-cells-causes-invasive-prostate-cancer-and-loss-of-androgen-receptor-expression
#20
Kenneth C Valkenburg, Angelo M De Marzo, Bart O Williams
Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in the US and kills approximately 27,000 men per year in the US. Additional genetic mouse models are needed that recapitulate the heterogeneous nature of human prostate cancer. The Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway is important for human prostate tumorigenesis and metastasis, and also drives tumorigenesis in mouse models. Loss of Smad4 has also been found in human prostate cancer and drives tumorigenesis and metastasis when coupled with other genetic aberrations in mouse models...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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