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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742191/high-progesterone-levels-during-the-luteal-phase-related-to-the-use-of-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-breast-cancer-patients
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C Alviggi, R Marci, R Vallone, A Conforti, F Di Rella, I Strina, S Picarelli, P De Rosa, M De Laurentiis, C Yding Andersen, G De Placido
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal profile in three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation in the presence of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In IVF University referral center, a case series of three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with recombinant FSH and letrozole were investigated. Ovulation was induced with hCG (case No. 1) or with GnRH agonist (case No. 2-3). The primary outcome of our study was the detection of progesterone levels in the luteal phase...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741260/the-androgen-receptor-supports-tumor-progression-after-the-loss-of-ovarian-function-in-a-preclinical-model-of-obesity-and-breast-cancer
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Elizabeth A Wellberg, L Allyson Checkley, Erin D Giles, Stevi J Johnson, Robera Oljira, Reema Wahdan-Alaswad, Rebecca M Foright, Greg Dooley, Susan M Edgerton, Sonali Jindal, Ginger C Johnson, Jennifer K Richer, Peter Kabos, Ann D Thor, Pepper Schedin, Paul S MacLean, Steven M Anderson
The androgen receptor (AR) has context-dependent roles in breast cancer growth and progression. Overall, high tumor AR levels predict a favorable patient outcome, but several studies have established a tumor promotional role for AR, particularly in supporting the growth of estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancers after endocrine therapy. Our previous studies have demonstrated that obesity promotes mammary tumor progression after ovariectomy (OVX) in a rat model of postmenopausal breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741210/effects-of-bpf-on-steroid-hormone-homeostasis-and-gene-expression-in-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis-of-zebrafish
#3
Qian Yang, Xianhai Yang, Jining Liu, Wenjuan Ren, Yingwen Chen, Shubao Shen
Bisphenol F (BPF) has been frequently detected in various environmental compartments, and previous studies found that BPF exhibits similar estrogenic and anti-androgenic effects on the mammalian endocrine system to those of bisphenol A (BPA). However, the potential disrupting effects of BPF on aquatic organisms and the underling disrupting mechanisms have not been investigated. In this study, the potential disrupting mechanisms of BPF on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and liver were probed by employing the OECD 21-day short-term fecundity assay in zebrafish...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739507/neuroactive-steroids-and-diabetic-complications-in-the-nervous-system
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REVIEW
S Giatti, R Mastrangelo, M D'Antonio, M Pesaresi, S Romano, S Diviccaro, D Caruso, N Mitro, R C Melcangi
Important complications of diabetes mellitus in the nervous system are represented by diabetic peripheral neuropathy and diabetic encephalopathy. In this context, an important link is represented by neuroactive steroids (i.e., steroids coming from peripheral glands and affecting nervous functionality as well as directly synthesized in the nervous system). Indeed, diabetes does not only affect the reproductive axis and consequently the levels of sex steroid hormones, but also those of neuroactive steroids. Indeed, as will be here summarized, the levels of these neuromodulators present in the central and peripheral nervous system are affected by the pathology in a sex-dimorphic way...
July 21, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738774/advanced-methods-for-analysis-of-testosterone
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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/28738575/analytical-methodology-for-the-electro-catalytic-determination-of-estradiol-and-progesterone-based-on-graphene-quantum-dots-and-poly-sulfosalicylic-acid-co-modified-electrode
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Majid Arvand, Shiva Hemmati
The goal of this study was to develop an electroanalytical method for the simultaneous determination of steroid hormones for the first time. The key factor in the electrochemical methods is the choice of suitable electrode materials. For this purpose, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) doped poly(sulfosalicylic acid) (PSSA) was immobilized on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Apart from exhibition strong and stable electrocatalytic response towards estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4), the proposed sensor was able to distinguish two hormone's oxidation peaks clearly...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736226/rapid-effects-of-the-aromatase-inhibitor-fadrozole-on-steroid-production-and-gene-expression-in-the-ovary-of-female-fathead-minnows-pimephales-promelas
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Anthony L Schroeder, Gerald T Ankley, Tanwir Habib, Natalia Garcia-Reyero, Barbara L Escalon, Kathleen M Jensen, Michael D Kahl, Elizabeth J Durhan, Elizabeth A Makynen, Jenna E Cavallin, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Edward J Perkins, Daniel L Villeneuve
Cytochrome P450 aromatase catalyzes conversion of C19 androgens to C18 estrogens and is critical for normal reproduction in female vertebrates. Fadrozole is a model aromatase inhibitor that has been shown to suppress estrogen production in the ovaries of fish. However, little is known about the early impacts of aromatase inhibition on steroid production and gene expression in fish. Adult female fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) were exposed via water to 0, 5, or 50 µg fadrozole/L for a time-course of 0...
July 20, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735888/differential-expression-of-subunits-of-20%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-during-gametogenesis-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhychus-mykiss
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Arya Vazirzadeh, Yann Guiguen
The patterns of expression of two subunits of 20β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (20β-HSD), key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis and activation of steroid hormones, were examined in rainbow trout by using a combination of quantitative real-time PCR and in-situ hybridization. The expression of targeted genes was examined in mRNA extracted from different tissues at different gonadal stages in male and female trout. Both subunits of 20β-HSD were found to be widely distributed in tissues. The highest expression of 20β-HSD A was found in intestine followed by skin, stomach, liver and gills, whereas, the highest expression of 20β-HSD B was observed in stomach followed by head kidney, ovary - at late vitellogenesis stage- and trunk kidney...
July 14, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735887/effect-of-pyrethroids-on-female-genital-system-review
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REVIEW
Elena Marettova, Milan Maretta, Jaroslav Legáth
Pyrethroids have been associated with a range of toxicological effects on various organs in animals.Recent animal studies suggest that neurodevelopmental, reproductive, and immunological effects may result following exposure to some pyrethroids at levels below those that induce overt signs of neurotoxicity. A variety of pyrethroids and their metabolites have the potential to affect the reproductive system. Dose-dependent effects on reproduction are associated with exposure across pyrethroid types. In mammals, permethrin and tetramethrin and cypermethrin have been found to be associated with adverse effects at high doses...
July 16, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733292/natural-history-of-autoimmune-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-in-patients-with-addison-s-disease-from-normal-ovary-function-to-overt-ovary-dysfunction
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Annamaria De Bellis, Giuseppe Bellastella, Alberto Falorni, Ernesto Aitella, Mariluce Barrasso, Maria Ida Maiorino, Elio Bizzarro, Antonio Bellastella, Dario Giugliano, Katherine Esposito
CONTEXT: Women with autoimmune Addison's disease with normally ovulatory cycles but positive for steroid cells antibodies (StCA) have been considered at risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). DESIGN: Thirty-three women younger than 40 years, with subclinical-clinical Addison's disease but with normally ovulatory menses, were followed-up for 10 years to evaluate the long-term time-related variations of StCA, ovarian function and follicular reserve. All patients and 27 control women were investigated at start and every year for the presence and titer of StCA (by indirect immunofluorescence), serum concentrations of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and ovarian function along four consecutive menses every year...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733229/estrogen-signaling-through-both-membrane-and-nuclear-receptors-in-the-liver-of-fathead-minnow
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Natàlia Garcia-Reyero, B Sumith Jayasinghe, Kevin J Kroll, Tara Sabo-Attwood, Nancy D Denslow
Estradiol is a potent sex steroid hormone that controls reproduction and other cellular pathways in fish. It is known to regulate important proteins such as vitellogenin, the egg yolk precursor protein, and zona radiata proteins that form the eggshell for fish eggs. These proteins are made in the liver and transported out into the blood from where they are taken up into the ovary during oogenesis. Estradiol can exert its influence directly through soluble nuclear receptors (there are three in fish) or indirectly through membrane receptors and a phosphorylation cascade...
July 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730313/derivatization-free-lc-ms-ms-method-for-estrogen-quantification-in-mouse-brain-highlights-a-local-metabolic-regulation-after-oral-versus-subcutaneous-administration
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Ecaterina Lozan, Svitlana Shinkaruk, Shaam Alice Al Abed, Valérie Lamothe, Mylène Potier, Aline Marighetto, Jean-Marie Schmitter, Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero, Corinne Buré
17β-Estradiol (17β-E2) is a steroid with pleiotropic actions. In addition to being a sexual hormone, it is also produced in the brain where it modulates the reproductive axis. It has been shown that 17β-E2 also acts on synaptic plasticity and plays a role in neurological pathways and in neurodegenerative diseases. Assaying this steroid in the brain is thus interesting to improve our knowledge of 17β-E2 effects in the brain. However, 17β-E2 concentration in the central nervous system has been reported to be of a few nanograms per gram wet weight (nanomolar range concentration); therefore, its quantification requires both an efficient extraction process and a sensitive detection method...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729745/insufficient-angiogenesis-cause-of-abnormally-thin-endometrium-in-subfertile-patients
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Joachim Alfer, Lars Happel, Ralf Dittrich, Matthias W Beckmann, Arndt Hartmann, Andreas Gaumann, Volker U Buck, Irmgard Classen-Linke
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated subfertile patients with abnormally thin endometrium after infertility treatment. As they had adequate serum concentrations of hormones, an endometrial factor for subfertility was suspected. METHODS: To elucidate the cause of subfertility, endometrial biopsies were taken in each patient in the late proliferative and mid-secretory phases of one menstrual cycle. Endometrial biopsies from women with normal menstrual cycles and confirmed fertility who were undergoing hysterectomy for benign uterine disease were used as positive controls...
July 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729465/steroid-hormones-regulate-sperm-oviduct-interactions-in-the-bovine
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Julie Lamy, Emilie Corbin, Marie-Claire Blache, Anastasiia S Garanina, Rustem Uzbekov, Pascal Mermillod, Marie Saint-Dizier
After insemination in the cow, a sperm reservoir is formed within the oviducts, allowing the storage then progressive release of spermatozoa toward the ovulated oocyte. In order to investigate the hormonal regulation of these events in vitro, the ovarian steroids 17beta-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) were added at various concentrations to monolayers of bovine oviduct epithelial cells (BOEC) before or during co-incubation with spermatozoa. Main findings demonstrate that: (1) a 18-h pretreatment of BOEC with 100 pg/mL and 100 ng/mL of E2 decreased by 25% the ability of BOEC to bind spermatozoa after 10 min, and for the highest dose of E2, 60 min of co-incubation; (2) P4 at concentrations of 10, 100 and 1000 ng/mL induced the release within 60 min of 32 to 47% of bound spermatozoa from BOEC; this sperm releasing effect was maintained after a 18-h pretreatment of BOEC with 100 pg/mL of E2; (3) E2 in concentrations above 100 pg/mL inhibited the releasing effect of P4 on bound sperm in a dose-dependent manner; (4) spermatozoa bound to then released from BOEC by the action of P4 induced higher cleavage and blastocyst rates after in vitro fertilization than the control group...
July 20, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729173/bisphenol-a-impairs-decidualization-of-human-uterine-stromal-fibroblasts
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Mark R Olson, Renwei Su, Jodi A Flaws, Asgerally T Fazleabas
This study examined the effect of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure on human uterine stromal fibroblast cells (HuF) undergoing decidualization. HuF cells were isolated and cultured for eight days in the presence of a decidualization-inducing cocktail, while concurrently exposed to physiological and supra-physiologic doses of BPA (1ng/mL, 10ng/mL, 0.5μg/mL, 10μg/mL and 20μg/mL). Decidualization markers, steroid hormone receptors and cell cycle gene expression were detected by qRT-PCR and cellular proliferation was assessed by KI-67 immunofluorescent staining and MTS assay...
July 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727815/polymorphisms-associated-with-everolimus-pharmacokinetics-toxicity-and-survival-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Tomas Pascual, María Apellániz-Ruiz, Cristina Pernaut, Cecilia Cueto-Felgueroso, Pablo Villalba, Carlos Álvarez, Luis Manso, Lucia Inglada-Pérez, Mercedes Robledo, Cristina Rodríguez-Antona, Eva Ciruelos
PURPOSE: Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) progressing after endocrine therapy frequently activates PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. The BOLERO-2 trial showed that everolimus-exemestane achieves increased progression free survival (PFS) compared with exemestane. However, there is great inter-patient variability in toxicity and response to exemestane-everolimus treatment. The objective of this study was to perform an exploratory study analyzing the implication of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on outcomes from this treatment through a pharmacogenetic analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727135/the-role-of-metalloproteinases-in-endometrial-remodelling-during-menstrual-cycle
#17
Barbara Grzechocińska, Filip Dąbrowski, Anna Cyganek, Grzegorz Panek, Mirosław Wielgoś
Endometrium is the only tissue in the human body subject to cyclic transformations under the influence of ovarian steroid hormones. As estradiol and progesterone balance throughout the physiological menstrual cycle changes, so does the expression of metalloproteinases (MMPs). These endopeptides are responsible for keeping the balance between the process of synthesis and degradation of extracellular matrix proteins. Thus, MMP's take part in sustaining physiological stability of the endometrium. A number of MMPs found in the endometrial tissue and their activity is related to menstrual cycle phase...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725181/impact-of-proestrus-on-gene-expression-in-the-medial-preoptic-area-of-mice
#18
Csaba Vastagh, Zsolt Liposits
The antero-ventral periventricular zone (AVPV) and medial preoptic area (MPOA) have been recognized as gonadal hormone receptive regions of the rodent brain that-via wiring to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons-contribute to orchestration of the preovulatory GnRH surge. We hypothesized that neural genes regulating the induction of GnRH surge show altered expression in proestrus. Therefore, we compared the expression of 48 genes obtained from intact proestrous and metestrous mice, respectively, by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) method...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720789/evolutionarily-conserved-bil4-suppresses-the-degradation-of-brassinosteroid-receptor-bri1-and-regulates-cell-elongation
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Ayumi Yamagami, Chieko Saito, Miki Nakazawa, Shozo Fujioka, Tomohiro Uemura, Minami Matsui, Masaaki Sakuta, Kazuo Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osada, Akihiko Nakano, Tadao Asami, Takeshi Nakano
Brassinosteroids (BRs), plant steroid hormones, play important roles in plant cell elongation and differentiation. To investigate the mechanisms of BR signaling, we previously used the BR biosynthesis inhibitor Brz as a chemical biology tool and identified the Brz-insensitive-long hypocotyl4 mutant (bil4). Although the BIL4 gene encodes a seven-transmembrane-domain protein that is evolutionarily conserved in plants and animals, the molecular function of BIL4 in BR signaling has not been elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that BIL4 is expressed in early elongating cells and regulates cell elongation in Arabidopsis...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720298/steroids-steroid-precursors-and-neuroactive-steroids-in-critically-ill-equine-neonates
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K A Dembek, K J Timko, L M Johnson, K A Hart, B S Barr, B David, T A Burns, R E Toribio
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) dysfunction has been associated with sepsis and mortality in foals. Most studies have focused on cortisol, while other steroids have not been investigated. The objectives of this study were to characterise the adrenal steroid and steroid precursor response to disease and to determine their association with the HPAA response to illness, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals. All foals (n=326) were classified by two scoring systems into three categories: based on the sepsis score (septic, sick non-septic [SNS] and healthy) and the foal survival score (Group 1: 3-18%; Group 2: 38-62%; Group 3: 82-97% likelihood of survival)...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
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