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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438170/immunolocalization-of-steroidogenic-enzymes-in-the-vaginal-mucous-of-galea-spixii-during-the-estrous-cycle
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Amilton Cesar Dos Santos, Alan James Conley, Moacir Franco de Oliveira, Gleidson Benevides Oliveira, Diego Carvalho Viana, Antônio Chaves de Assis Neto
BACKGROUND: The synthesis of sex steroids is controlled by several enzymes such as17α-hydroxylase cytochrome P450 (P450c17) catalyzing androgen synthesis and aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) catalyzing estrogen synthesis, both of which must complex with the redox partner NADPH-cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (CPR) for activity. Previous studies have identified expression of steroidogenic enzymes in vaginal tissue, suggesting local sex steroid synthesis. The current studies investigate P450c17, P450aromatase and CPR expression in vaginal mucosa of Galea spixii (Spix cavy) by immuno-histochemical and western immunoblot analyses...
April 24, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435274/hashimoto-encephalopathy-with-high-plasma-monoamine-metabolite-levels-a-case-report
#2
Sho Horikoshi, Itaru Miura, Yasuto Kunii, Satoko Asano, Keiko Kanno-Nozaki, Hirobumi Mashiko, Hirooki Yabe
Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE) is believed to be an immune-mediated disorder associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It was suggested that neuropsychiatric symptoms, the presence of antithyroid antibody, and good response to steroids were important for the diagnosis of HE. It has been reported that homovanillic acid (HVA) and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG), which are monoamine metabolites of dopamine and noradrenaline, respectively, are the possible biomarkers of neuropsychiatric diseases. We report a case of Hashimoto encephalopathy, in which we longitudinally measured the plasma levels of monoamine metabolites...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433925/low-dose-pollutant-mixture-triggers-metabolic-disturbances-in-female-mice-leading-to-common-and-specific-features-as-compared-to-a-high-fat-diet
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Emmanuel Labaronne, Claudie Pinteur, Nathalie Vega, Sandra Pesenti, Benoit Julien, Emmanuelle Meugnier-Fouilloux, Hubert Vidal, Danielle Naville, Brigitte Le Magueresse-Battistoni
Environmental pollutants are potential etiologic factors of obesity and diabetes that reach epidemic proportions worldwide. However, it is important to determine if pollutants could exert metabolic defects without directly inducing obesity. The metabolic disturbances triggered in nonobese mice lifelong exposed to a mixture of low-dose pollutants (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxine, polychlorinated biphenyl 153, diethylhexyl-phthalate, and bisphenol A) were compared with changes provoked by a high-fat high-sucrose (HFHS) diet not containing the pollutant mixture...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433517/causal-attribution-and-psychobiological-response-to-competition-in-young-men
#4
A Salvador, R Costa, V Hidalgo, E González-Bono
A contribution to a special issue on Hormones and Human Competition. Psychoneuroendocrine effects of competition have been widely accepted as a clear example of the relationship between androgens and aggressive/dominant behavior in humans. However, results about the effects of competitive outcomes are quite heterogeneous, suggesting that personal and contextual factors play a moderating role in this relationship. To further explore these dimensions, we aimed to examine (i) the effect of competition and its outcome on the psychobiological response to a laboratory competition in young men, and (ii) the moderating role of some cognitive dimensions such as causal attributions...
April 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432552/subchronic-nandrolone-administration-reduces-cardiac-oxidative-markers-during-restraint-stress-by-modulating-protein-expression-patterns
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Barbara Pergolizzi, Vitina Carriero, Giuliana Abbadessa, Claudia Penna, Paola Berchialla, Silvia De Francia, Enrico Bracco, Silvia Racca
Nandrolone decanoate (ND), an anabolic-androgenic steroid prohibited in collegiate and professional sports, is associated with detrimental cardiovascular effects through redox-dependent mechanisms. We previously observed that high-dose short-term ND administration (15 mg/kg for 2 weeks) did not induce left heart ventricular hypertrophy and, paradoxically, improved postischemic response, whereas chronic ND treatment (5 mg/kg twice a week for 10 weeks) significantly reduced the cardioprotective effect of postconditioning, with an increase in infarct size and a decrease in cardiac performance...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432191/gene-expression-effects-of-glucocorticoid-and-mineralocorticoid-receptor-agonists-and-antagonists-on-normal-human-skeletal-muscle
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Jessica A Chadwick, James Spencer Hauck, Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, Elise P Gomez-Sanchez, Jill A Rafael-Fortney
Mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors are closely related steroid hormone receptors that regulate gene expression through many of the same hormone response elements. However, their transcriptional activities and effects in skeletal muscles are largely unknown. We recently identified mineralocorticoid receptors (MR) in skeletal muscles after finding that combined treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril and MR antagonist spironolactone was therapeutic in Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse models...
April 21, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430630/estrogen-and-androgen-converting-enzymes-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-and-their-involvement-in-cancer-with-a-special-focus-on-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-2-and-breast-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Erik Hilborn, Olle Stål, Agneta Jansson
Sex steroid hormones such as estrogens and androgens are involved in the development and differentiation of the breast tissue. The activity and concentration of sex steroids is determined by the availability from the circulation, and on local conversion. This conversion is primarily mediated by aromatase, steroid sulfatase, and 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases. In postmenopausal women, this is the primary source of estrogens in the breast. Up to 70-80% of all breast cancers express the estrogen receptor-α, responsible for promoting the growth of the tissue...
February 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430429/potential-glucocorticoid-and-mineralocorticoid-effects-of-nine-organophosphate-flame-retardants
#8
Quan Zhang, Jinghua Wang, Jianqiang Zhu, Jing Liu, Meirong Zhao
Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), as alternatives of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), have been frequently detected in the environment and biota, and could pose adverse effects on organisms. However, information on the potential endocrine disruption of OPFRs, especially their effects on steroid hormone receptors, such as glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors (GR/MR), is limited. In this study, the dual-luciferase reporter gene assay via GR/MR and a H295R steroidogenesis assay were employed to evaluate the endocrine disruption of nine OPFRs...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429885/intravenous-self-administration-of-benzydamine-a-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-with-a-central-cannabinoidergic-mechanism-of-action
#9
Riccardo Avvisati, Maria Meringolo, Emiliana Stendardo, Elisa Malavasi, Silvia Marinelli, Aldo Badiani
Benzydamine (BZY) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for the topical treatment of inflammations of the oral and vaginal mucosae. Virtually nothing is known about the central pharmacological actions of BZY. Yet there are reports of voluntary systemic overdosage of BZY in drug addicts, resulting in a euphoric, hallucinatory state. In the present study, we investigated the reinforcing properties of BZY in a rat self-administration paradigm. We found that BZY has a powerful reinforcing effect and that this effect is greatly facilitated in animals that already had substance experience, having previously self-administered heroin and cocaine, indicating cross sensitization between BZY and other common drugs of abuse...
April 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428343/mechanisms-of-autophagy-induction-by-sex-steroids-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#10
Katarzyna Zielniok, Agnieszka Sobolewska, Malgorzata Gajewska
In dairy cattle mammary gland involution serves to remodel the secretory tissue, and occurs in a period of overlap between mammogenic stimulation caused by next developing pregnancy and tissue regression induced by milk stasis. At this time high concentrations of 17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) support regeneration of the mammary tissue, as well as enhance autophagy, a cellular process induced in response to stressful conditions for energy generation and homeostasis maintenance. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms of autophagy induction by E2 and P4 using an in vitro model of involution based on 20-fold reduction of FBS content (from 10% to 0...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428205/measurable-supratentorial-white-matter-volume-changes-in-patients-with-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-treated-with-an-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-agent-steroids-and-radiation
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P Svolos, W E Reddick, A Edwards, A Sykes, Y Li, J O Glass, Z Patay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessing the response to treatment in infiltrative brain tumors by using lesion volume-based response criteria is challenging. We hypothesized that in such tumors, volume measurements alone may not accurately capture changes in actual tumor burden during treatment. We longitudinally evaluated volume changes in both normal-appearing supratentorial white matter and the brain stem lesions in patients treated for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma to determine to what extent adjuvant systemic therapies may skew the accuracy of tumor response assessments based on volumetric analysis...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427507/is-still-there-a-place-for-orteronel-in-management-of-prostate-cancer-data-from-a-literature-based-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Giandomenico Roviello, Chiara Pacifico, Giorgio Chiriacò, Daniele Generali
Orteronel (TAK-700) is an oral, non-steroidal 17,20-lyase inhibitor with higher specificity for 17,20 lyase over 17 hydroxylase. The first phase III studies showed an advantage with orteronel compared with placebo in terms of progression free survival and response of PSA. Unfortunately orteronel did not significantly prolong the overall survival. In order to assess the efficacy of orteronel in prostate cancer, we evaluated all available data on orteronel in the management of prostate cancer. A total of 2716 patients were evaluated from 3 randomized trials...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424084/durable-complete-remission-with-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-uterine-carcinosarcoma-with-poor-performance-status-and-coagulation-disorders-a-case-report
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P Martin-Romano, M Jurado, M A Idoate, L Arbea, J L Hernandez-Lizoain, D Cano, J A Paramo, S Martin-Algarra
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy is considered the most appropriate treatment for metastatic uterine sarcoma, despite its limited efficacy. No other treatment has been conclusively proved to be a real alternative, but some reports suggest that anti-hormonal therapy could be active in a small subset of patients. We report the case of a patient with metastatic uterine carcinosarcoma with positive hormonal receptors and a complete pathological response. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old white woman presented to our emergency room with hypovolemic shock and serious vaginal bleeding...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423474/nasal-obstructive-disorders-impair-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-persistent-allergic-rhinitis-a-real-life-study
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Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Franklin Marino-Sanchez, Karen Ruiz-Echevarría, Paulina Cardenas-Escalante, Rosa Jiménez-Feijoo, Jaime Blasco-Lozano, María Teresa Giner-Muñoz, Oliver Haag, Isam Alobid, Ana María Plaza Martin, Joaquim Mullol
BACKGROUND: We previously reported a higher prevalence of nasal obstructive disorders (NOD) in pediatric patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PER) not responding to medical treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of NOD on quality of life (QoL) in this population. METHODS: Real-life prospective study including 142 patients (41 children, 6-11 yo and 101 adolescents, 12-17 yo) with moderate and severe PER. After two months of medical treatment (intranasal steroids and antihistamines) patients were asked if their symptoms had improved (yes/no) and classified accordingly in R, responders and NR, non-responders...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423174/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-propranolol-and-steroid-for-infantile-hemangioma-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Kyu Han Kim, Tae Hyun Choi, Yunhee Choi, Young Woon Park, Ki Yong Hong, Dong Young Kim, Yun Seon Choe, Hyunjung Lee, Jung-Eun Cheon, Jung-Bin Park, Kyung Duk Park, Hyoung Jin Kang, Hee Young Shin, Jae Hoon Jeong
Importance: There are limited data from randomized clinical trials comparing propranolol and steroid medication for treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH). Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of propranolol compared with steroid as a first-line treatment for IH. Design, Setting, and Participants: This randomized clinical noninferiority trial tested the efficacy and safety of propranolol vs steroid treatment for IH at a single academic hospital...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422515/allergen-induced-increases-in-sputum-levels-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-asthmatic-subjects
#16
Ruchong Chen, Steven G Smith, Brittany Salter, Amani El-Gammal, John Paul Oliveria, Caitlin Obminski, Rick Watson, Paul M O'Byrne, Gail M Gauvreau, Roma Sehmi
RATIONALE: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), a major source of type 2 cytokines, initiate eosinophilic inflammatory responses in murine models of asthma. OBJECTIVES: Investigate the role of ILC2 in allergen-induced airway eosinophilic responses in atopic asthmatics. METHODS: Using a diluent-controlled allergen challenge cross-over study, where all subjects (n=10) developed allergen-induced early and late responses , airway eosinophilia and increased methacholine airway responsiveness, bone marrow, blood and sputum samples were collected pre- and post-inhalation challenge...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421241/effect-of-methyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-on-gene-expression-in-microbial-conversion-of-phytosterol
#17
Victoria Y Shtratnikova, Mikhail I Schelkunov, Dmitry V Dovbnya, Eugeny Y Bragin, Marina V Donova
Modified β-cyclodextrins are widely used for the enhancement of microbial conversions of lipophilic compounds such as steroids. Multiple mechanisms of cyclodextrin-mediated enhancement of phytosterol bioconversion by mycobacteria had previously been shown to include steroid solubilization, alterations in the cell wall permeability for both steroids and nutrients, facilitation of protein leaking, and activity suppression of some steroid-transforming enzymes.In this work, we studied whether cyclodextrins might affect expression of the genes involved in the steroid catabolic pathway...
April 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420099/na%C3%A2-%C2%BAi-k%C3%A2-%C2%BAi-dependent-and-independent-signaling-triggered-by-cardiotonic-steroids-facts-and-artifacts
#18
REVIEW
Sergei N Orlov, Elizaveta A Klimanova, Artem M Tverskoi, Elizaveta A Vladychenskaya, Larisa V Smolyaninova, Olga D Lopina
Na⁺,K⁺-ATPase is the only known receptor of cardiotonic steroids (CTS) whose interaction with catalytic α-subunits leads to inhibition of this enzyme. As predicted, CTS affect numerous cellular functions related to the maintenance of the transmembrane gradient of monovalent cations, such as electrical membrane potential, cell volume, transepithelial movement of salt and osmotically-obliged water, symport of Na⁺ with inorganic phosphate, glucose, amino acids, nucleotides, etc. During the last two decades, it was shown that side-by-side with these canonical Na⁺i/K⁺i-dependent cellular responses, long-term exposure to CTS affects transcription, translation, tight junction, cell adhesion and exhibits tissue-specific impact on cell survival and death...
April 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416778/steroid-pulse-therapy-for-de-novo-minimal-change-disease-during-pregnancy
#19
Hiroshi Sato, Yuna Asami, Reona Shiro, Masato Aoki, Miki Yasuda, Saeko Imai, Rie Sakai, Kenji Oida, Kanako Kawaharamura, Hiroko Yano, Nao Taguchi, Takako Suzuki, Masaya Hirose
BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome occurs very rarely, in only about 0.01%-0.02% of all pregnancies, and de novo minimal change disease during pregnancy is especially rare. Nephrotic syndrome and, especially, minimal change disease are highly responsive to steroids, and preterm labor may be avoidable if the maternal condition is improved with steroid therapy. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and proper management are critical to maternal and fetal outcome when severe proteinuria occurs during pregnancy. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old pregnant Japanese woman presented with systemic edema, oliguria, and severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia at 25 weeks of gestation, although she was normotensive...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416634/a-molecular-mechanism-to-switch-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-from-a-transcription-factor-to-an-e3-ubiquitin-ligase
#20
Sandra Luecke-Johansson, Michael Gralla, Helene Rundqvist, Jolene Caifeng Ho, Randall S Johnson, Katarina Gradin, Lorenz Poellinger
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is known as a mediator of toxic responses. Recently, it was shown that AhR has dual functions. Besides being a transcription factor it also possesses an intrinsic E3 ubiquitin ligase function that targets e.g. the steroids receptors for proteasomal degradation. The aim of the study was to identify the molecular switch that determines whether AhR acts as a transcription factor or an E3 ubiquitin ligase. To do that, we used the breast cancer cell line MCF7, which expresses a functional ERα signaling pathway...
April 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
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