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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526479/foxo-mediates-the-timing-of-pupation-through-regulating-ecdysteroid-biosynthesis-in-the-red-flour-beetle-tribolium-castaneum
#1
Xianyu Lin, Na Yu, Guy Smagghe
The steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), the major developmental hormone in insects, controls all the developmental transitions including ecdysis and metamorphosis. In our study with last larval stages of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, dsRNA-mediated gene silencing of Forkhead box protein O (FoxO) resulted in reduced food intake and larval mass and this agreed with a reduction in the expression of insulin signaling-related genes (insulin-like peptides 2, 3, 4, and chico). Interestingly, we also observed a significant delay in the moment of the pupation and these FoxO-silenced larvae then died at the middle pupal stage...
May 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526240/endocrine-actions-of-vitamin-d-in-skin-relevance-for-photocarcinogenesis-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Jörg Reichrath, Roman Saternus, Thomas Vogt
The skin represents a pivotal organ for the human body's vitamin D endocrine system, being both the site of ultraviolet (UV)-B-induced vitamin D synthesis and a target tissue for the pluripotent effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 and other biologically active vitamin D metabolites. As many other steroid hormones, 1,25(OH)2D3 exerts its effects via two independent signal transduction pathways: the classical genomic and the non-genomic pathway. While non-genomic effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 are in part exerted via effects on intracellular calcium, genomic effects are mediated by the vitamin D receptor (VDR)...
May 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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
#3
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/28523253/cell-therapy-products-in-alzheimer-disease
#4
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/28521878/combining-a-nontargeted-and-targeted-metabolomics-approach-to-identify-metabolic-pathways-significantly-altered-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#5
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/28521850/differential-gene-expression-in-porcine-oviduct-during-the-oestrous-cycle
#6
O S Acuña, M Avilés, R López-Úbeda, A Guillén-Martínez, C Soriano-Úbeda, A Torrecillas, P Coy, M J Izquierdo-Rico
The oviduct undergoes changes under the influence of steroid hormones during the oestrous cycle. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying oviductal regulation are not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to identify the gene expression profile of the porcine oviduct in different stages of the cycle using microarray technology. A systematic study was performed on animals at four different stage: prepubertal gilts, and sows in the preovulatory, postovulatory and luteal phase of the oestrous cycle...
May 19, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521442/mrna-expression-of-steroidogenic-enzymes-steroid-hormone-receptors-and-their-coregulators-in-gastric-cancer
#7
Bartosz Adam Frycz, Dawid Murawa, Maciej Borejsza-Wysocki, Mateusz Wichtowski, Arkadiusz Spychała, Ryszard Marciniak, Paweł Murawa, Michał Drews, Paweł Piotr Jagodziński
Epidemiological and experimental findings suggest that the development of gastric cancer (GC) is regulated by steroid hormones. In postmenopausal women and older men, the majority of steroid hormones are produced locally in peripheral tissue through the enzymatic conversion of steroid precursors. Therefore, using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, the mRNA expression of genes encoding steroidogenic enzymes, including steroid sulfatase (STS), hydroxy-delta-5-steroid dehydrogenase 3 beta- and steroid delta-isomerase 1 (HSD3B1), 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 7 and aromatase (CYP19A1), was investigated in primary tumoral and adjacent healthy gastric mucosa from 60 patients with GC...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516384/a-mutant-in-the-csdet2-gene-leads-to-a-systemic-brassinosteriod-deficiency-and-super-compact-phenotype-in-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l
#8
Shanshan Hou, Huanhuan Niu, Qianyi Tao, Shenhao Wang, Zhenhui Gong, Sen Li, Yiqun Weng, Zheng Li
A novel dwarf cucumber mutant, scp-2, displays a typical BR biosynthesis-deficient phenotype, which is due to a mutation in CsDET2 for a steroid 5-alpha-reductase. Brassinosteroids (BRs) are a group of plant hormones that play important roles in the development of plant architecture, and extreme dwarfism is a typical outcome of BR-deficiency. Most cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) varieties have an indeterminate growth habit, and dwarfism may have its value in manipulation of plant architecture and improve production in certain production systems...
May 17, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511077/clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-predicting-a-requirement-for-the-reevaluation-of-growth-hormone-status-during-growth-hormone-treatment-retesting-early-in-the-course-of-gh-treatment
#9
Dogus Vuralli, E Nazli Gonc, Z Alev Ozon, Ayfer Alikasifoglu, Nurgun Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the predictive criteria, in the form of specific clinical, hormonal and radiological parameters, for children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) who may benefit from the reevaluation of GH status early in the course of growth hormone (GH) treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS: Two hundred sixty-five children with growth hormone deficiency were retested by GH stimulation at the end of the first year of GH treatment. The initial clinical and laboratory characteristics of those with a normal (GH≥10ng/ml) response and those with a subnormal (GH<10ng/ml) response were compared to predict a normal GH status during reassessment...
May 10, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508503/expanding-analytical-options-in-sports-drug-testing-mass-spectrometric-detection-of-prohibited-substances-in-exhaled-breath
#10
Mario Thevis, Oliver Krug, Hans Geyer, Wilhelm Schänzer
RATIONALE: Continuously refining and advancing the strategies and methods employed in sports drug testing is critical for efficient doping controls. Besides improving and expanding the spectrum of target analytes, alternative test matrices have warranted in-depth evaluation as they commonly allow for minimal-/non-invasive and non-intrusive sample collection. In this study, the potential of exhaled breath (EB) as doping control specimen was assessed. METHODS: EB collection devices employing a non-woven electret-based air filter unit were used to generate test specimens, simulating a potential future application in doping controls...
May 16, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507119/regulation-of-the-sperm-calcium-channel-catsper-by-endogenous-steroids-and-plant-triterpenoids
#11
Nadja Mannowetz, Melissa R Miller, Polina V Lishko
The calcium channel of sperm (CatSper) is essential for sperm hyperactivated motility and fertility. The steroid hormone progesterone activates CatSper of human sperm via binding to the serine hydrolase ABHD2. However, steroid specificity of ABHD2 has not been evaluated. Here, we explored whether steroid hormones to which human spermatozoa are exposed in the male and female genital tract influence CatSper activation via modulation of ABHD2. The results show that testosterone, estrogen, and hydrocortisone did not alter basal CatSper currents, whereas the neurosteroid pregnenolone sulfate exerted similar effects as progesterone, likely binding to the same site...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502859/the-significance-of-estradiol-metabolites-in-human-corpus-luteum-physiology
#12
REVIEW
Luigi Devoto, Soledad Henríquez, Paulina Kohen, Jerome F Strauss
The human corpus luteum (CL) is a temporary endocrine gland derived from the ovulated follicle. Its formation and limited lifespan is critical for steroid hormone production required to support menstrual cyclicity, endometrial receptivity for successful implantation, and the maintenance of early pregnancy. Endocrine and paracrine-autocrine molecular mechanisms associated with progesterone production throughout the luteal phase are critical for the development, maintenance, regression, and rescue by hCG which sustains CL function into early pregnancy...
May 11, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502742/seasonal-changes-of-androgen-receptor-estrogen-receptors-and-aromatase-expression-in-the-hippocampus-of-the-wild-male-ground-squirrels-citellus-dauricus-brandt
#13
Fengwei Zhang, Yu Wang, Wentao Han, Junjie Wang, Haolin Zhang, Xia Sheng, Zhengrong Yuan, Qiang Weng, Yingying Han
The wild ground squirrel is a typical seasonal breeder whose annual life cycle can be roughly divided into the breeding season, the post-breeding season and hibernation. Our previous study has reported the seasonal changes in the expressions of androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors α and β (ERα and ERβ), and aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) in the hypothalamus of male wild ground squirrels. To further seek evidence of seasonal expression of steroid hormone receptors and steroid hormone synthases in other brain regions, we investigated the protein and mRNA expressions of AR, ERα, ERβ and P450arom in the hippocampus of the male wild ground squirrels during these different reproductive periods...
May 11, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501193/immunoaffinity-chromatography-combined-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry-a-new-tool-for-the-selective-capture-and-analysis-of-brassinosteroid-plant-hormones
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Jana Oklestkova, Danuše Tarkowská, Luděk Eyer, Tomáš Elbert, Aleš Marek, Zora Smržová, Ondřej Novák, Milan Fránek, Vladimir N Zhabinskii, Miroslav Strnad
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are plant-specific steroid hormones that play essential roles in the regulation of many important physiological processes in plant life. Their extremely low concentrations (~pmoles/g FW) in plant tissue and huge differences in polarity of individual members within the BR family hamper their detection and quantification. To address this problem, an immunoaffinity sorbent with broad specificity and high capacity for different BR metabolites containing a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against a BR spacer (20S)-2α,3α-dihydroxy-7-oxa-7α-homo-5α-pregnane-6-one-20 carboxylic acid (BR4812) was used for the rapid and highly selective isolation of endogenous BRs containing a 2α,3α-diol in ring A from minute plant samples...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500902/rna-sequencing-and-pathway-analysis-reveal-alteration-of-hepatic-steroid-biosynthesis-and-retinol-metabolism-by-tributyltin-exposure-in-male-rare-minnow-gobiocypris-rarus
#15
Jiliang Zhang, Chunnuan Zhang, Ping Sun, Maoxian Huang, Mingzhen Fan, Min Liu
Tributyltin (TBT) is widely spread in aquatic ecosystems. Although adverse effects of TBT on reproduction and lipogenesis are observed in fishes, the underlying mechanisms, especially in livers, are still scarce and inconclusive. Thus, RNA-sequencing runs were performed on the hepatic libraries of adult male rare minnow (Gobiocypris rarus) after TBT exposure for 60d. After differentially expressed genes were identified, enrichment analysis and validation by quantitative real-time PCR were conducted. The results showed that TBT up-regulated the profile of hepatic genes in the steroid biosynthesis pathway and down-regulated the profile of hepatic genes in the retinol metabolism pathway...
April 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499151/biphenyl-based-stationary-phases-for-improved-selectivity-in-complex-steroid-assays
#16
Johanna M Lindner, Michael Vogeser, Stefanie H Grimm
The measurement of steroid hormones and their corticoid precursors is an important aspect in endocrinology since these analytes are biomarkers for several endocrine disorders. Over the last few years, HPLC-MS/MS has become the method of choice to analyze these compounds. There are already several methods using stationary phases modified with C18 groups. However, since these columns sometimes do not enable sufficient separation of some isobaric steroids, we investigated the potential of a different RP modification using biphenyl groups for the separation of challenging isobars such as corticosterone, 11- and 21-deoxycortisol...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497212/renal-osteodystrophy-or-kidney-induced-osteoporosis
#17
REVIEW
Sharon M Moe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects nearly 10% of the population. The incidence of fractures in population studies demonstrate an increase with worsening stages of kidney disease suggesting specific CKD related causes of fracture. RECENT FINDINGS: The increase in fractures with CKD most likely represents disordered bone quality due to the abnormal bone remodeling from renal osteodystrophy. There is also an increase in fractures with age in patients with CKD, suggesting that patients with CKD also have many fracture risk factors common to patients without known CKD...
May 11, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494548/-the-role-of-cytochrome-p450-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-induced-by-high-fat-diet-a-gene-expression-profile-analysis
#18
Y Liu, F Cheng, Y X Luo, P Hu, H Ren, M L Peng
Objective: To clarify the role of cytochrome P450 in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by RNA-Seq and bioinformatics analysis. Methods: A total of 20 male C57BL/6 mice were used. Ten mice were fed with high-fat diet (D12492, 60% kcal fat) for 16 weeks to establish a mouse model of NAFLD, and the other 10 mice were fed with low-fat diet (D12450B, 10% kcal fat) as control group. At the end of the experiment, the body weight, liver weight, and hepatic triglyceride (TG) content were measured. Meanwhile, HE staining and RNA-Seq analysis were performed for the liver tissues...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494194/17%C3%AE-estradiol-mineralization-under-field-and-laboratory-incubations
#19
Annemieke Farenhorst, Inoka Amarakoon, Lindsey Andronak
Mineralization studies of natural steroid hormones (e.g., 17β-estradiol, E2) are performed in environmental incubators, usually under a constant temperature such as 20°C. In this paper, we present a microcosm protocol that quantified the mineralization of E2 in soils under field temperatures. The nine agricultural soils tested had a wide range of soil organic carbon (1.1 to 5.2%) and clay (9 to 57%) contents. The calculated time over which half of the applied E2 was mineralized (E2-½) ranged from 299 to 910 d, and total E2 mineralization at 48 d (E2-TOT48) ranged from 4 to 13%...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493984/nasal-airway-epithelial-cell-il-6-and-fkbp51-gene-expression-and-steroid-sensitivity-in-asthmatic-children
#20
Michael Fayon, Aurelie Lacoste-Rodrigues, Pascal Barat, Jean-Christophe Helbling, Fabienne Nacka, Patrick Berger, Marie-Pierre Moisan, Jean-Benoit Corcuff
BACKGROUND: Many asthmatic patients exhibit uncontrolled asthma despite high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Airway epithelial cells (AEC) have distinct activation profiles that can influence ICS response. OBJECTIVES: A pilot study to identify gene expression markers of AEC dysfunction and markers of corticosteroid sensitivity in asthmatic and non-asthmatic control children, for comparison with published reports in adults. METHODS: AEC were obtained by nasal brushings and primary submerged cultures, and incubated in control conditions or in the presence of 10 ng/ml TNFalpha, 10-8M dexamethasone, or both...
2017: PloS One
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