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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306929/comparison-between-two-inhibin-b-elisa-assays-in-46-xy-testicular-disorders-of-sex-development-dsd-with-normal-testosterone-secretion
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Guilherme Guaragna-Filho, Antônio Ramos Calixto, Georgette Beatriz De Paula, Laurione Cândido De Oliveira, André Moreno Morcillo, Maricilda Palandi De Mello, Andrea Trevas Maciel-Guerra, Gil Guerra-Junior
BACKGROUND: Inhibin B is a hormone produced by the Sertoli cells that can provide important information for the investigation of disorders of sex development (DSD) with 46,XY karyotype. The aim of this study is to compare two enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) assays for dosage of serum inhibin B in patients with 46,XY DSD with normal testosterone secretion. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with 46,XY DSD and normal testosterone secretion (partial androgen insensitivity syndrome [PAIS] [n=8]; 5α-reductase deficiency [n=7] and idiopathic 46,XY DSD [n=14]) were included...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300772/downregulated-expression-of-hepatoma-derived-growth-factor-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-suppressing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-mmp2-mmp9
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Feilong Yang, Nengwang Yu, Hui Wang, Cong Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Yanxiang Li, Dawei Li, Lei Yan, Hainan Liu, Zhonghua Xu
Hepatoma-derived growth factor (HDGF) is commonly over-expressed and plays critical roles in the development and progression in a variety of cancers. It has previously been shown that HDGF is overregulated in prostate cancer cells compared to normal prostate cells, which is correlated with cellular migration and invasion of prostate cancer. Here, the molecular mechanisms of HDGF in prostate cancer is investigated. It is shown that HDGF knockdown reduces prostate cancer cellular migration and invasion in both androgen-sensitive LNCaP cells and androgen-insensitive DU145 and PC3 cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278518/identification-of-an-ar-mutation-in-klinefelter-syndrome-during-evaluation-for-penoscrotal-hypospadias
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Sezer Acar, Hale Tuhan, Elçin Bora, Korcan Demir, Hüseyin Onay, Derya Erçal, Ece Böber, Ayhan Abacı
Genital anomalies, ranging from female genitalia to milder degrees of undervirilization, are rarely reported in Klinefelter syndrome, in which a male is classically expected to be born with male external genitalia. Though androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is one of the possible pathogenic mechanisms also in Klinefelter syndrome with genital anomalies, to date the AR gene has not been analyzed in any of the published cases of Klinefelter syndrome of the milder phenotype, except for those patients presenting with a severe phenotype, such as female external genitalia...
July 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275833/efficacy-against-human-prostate-cancer-by-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-specific-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-insensitive-genetically-targeted-cd8-t-cells-derived-from-patients-with-metastatic-castrate-resistant-disease
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Qiang Zhang, Brian T Helfand, Benedito A Carneiro, Weijun Qin, Ximing J Yang, Chung Lee, Weipeng Zhang, Francis J Giles, Massimo Cristofanilli, Timothy M Kuzel
Current immunotherapy has limited efficacy on metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). We therefore sought to improve the antitumor ability of mCRPC patient-derived CD8+ T-cells by the endowment of specificity to prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and insensitivity to immunosuppressant molecule transforming growth factor-β (TGF-ß) under the control of herpes simplex virus-1 thymidine kinase. CD8+ T-cells were collected by leukapheresis and cultured in a Food and Drug Administration-approved Cell Processing Work Station...
December 21, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241916/etiology-and-management-of-primary-amenorrhoea-a-study-of-102-cases-at-tertiary-centre
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Alka Kriplani, Manu Goyal, Garima Kachhawa, Reeta Mahey, Vidushi Kulshrestha
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of etiologic causes of primary amenorrhea in Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using 102 complete medical records of women with primary amenorrhea who attended the Gynaecologic Endocrinology Clinic, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS, New Delhi from September 2012 to September 2015. Cases were analysed according to clinical profile, development of secondary sexual characteristics, physical examination, pelvic and rectal examination, X-ray of chest and lumbo-sacral spine, hormone profile, pelvic USG, MRI, and cytogenetic study including karyotype...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237170/functional-impact-of-novel-androgen-receptor-mutations-on-the-clinical-manifestation-of-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Reginaldo J Petroli, Olaf Hiort, Dagmar Struve, Julia K Gesing, Fernanda C Soardi, Angela M Spínola-Castro, Karla Melo, Ivo J Prado Arnhold, Andréa T Maciel-Guerra, Gil Guerra-Junior, Ralf Werner, Maricilda P de Mello
Androgens are responsible for the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics. Dysfunctions in androgen action due to mutations in the androgen receptor gene (AR) can lead to androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) that can be classified as mild (MAIS), partial (PAIS), or complete (CAIS). We have analyzed functional effects of p.Ser760Thr, p.Leu831Phe, p.Ile899Phe, p.Leu769Val, and p.Pro905Arg mutations and the combination p.Gln799Glu + p.Cys807Phe that were identified in patients with PAIS or CAIS...
December 14, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206494/prenatal-diagnosis-of-twin-fetuses-with-a-novel-ar-gene-mutation-in-a-chinese-family-of-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Weiqing Wu, Qian Geng, Yang Liu, Zhiyong Xu, Peining Li, Jiansheng Xie
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is an X-linked recessive genetic disorder caused by mutations in the androgen receptor (AR) gene. Only a few cases of AIS with AR gene mutations have been diagnosed prenatally. This study aimed to investigate the gene mutation in a Chinese complete androgen insensitivity syndrome family and perform prenatal diagnosis for twin fetuses. CASE REPORT: We evaluated the AR gene of the child proband in a Chinese CAIS family, and detected a novel mutation c...
December 5, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179998/ell2-regulates-dna-non-homologous-end-joining-nhej-repair-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Yachen Zang, Laura E Pascal, Yibin Zhou, Xiaonan Qiu, Leizhen Wei, Junkui Ai, Joel B Nelson, Mingming Zhong, Boxin Xue, Shaoxiong Wang, Dongrong Yang, Li Lan, Yuxi Shan, Zhou Wang
ELL2 is an androgen-responsive gene that is expressed by prostate epithelial cells and is frequently down-regulated in prostate cancer. Deletion of Ell2 in the murine prostate induced murine prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and ELL2 knockdown enhanced proliferation and migration in C4-2 prostate cancer cells. Here, knockdown of ELL2 sensitized prostate cancer cells to DNA damage and overexpression of ELL2 protected prostate cancer cells from DNA damage. Knockdown of ELL2 impaired non-homologous end joining repair but not homologous recombination repair...
November 24, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134684/enhanced-radiosensitization-of-enzalutamide-via-schedule-dependent-administration-to-androgen-sensitive-prostate-cancer-cells
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Maryam Ghashghaei, Miltiadis Paliouras, Mitra Heravi, Hamed Bekerat, Mark Trifiro, Tamim M Niazi, Thierry Muanza
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is a progressive disease and the most diagnosed cancer in men. The current standard of care for high-risk localized PCa is a combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation (XRT). The majority of these patients however become resistant due to incomplete responses to ADT as a result of selective cells maintaining androgen receptor (AR) activity. Improvement can be made if increasing radiosensitivity is realized. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of the next-generation PCa drug Enzalutamide (ENZA), as a radiosensitizer in XRT therapy...
November 14, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121256/malignant-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-in-postpubertal-individuals-with-androgen-insensitivity-prevalence-pathology-and-relevance-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-based-susceptibility-profiling
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M Cools, K P Wolffenbuttel, R Hersmus, B B Mendonca, J Kaprová, S L S Drop, H Stoop, A J M Gillis, J W Oosterhuis, E M F Costa, S Domenice, M Y Nishi, L Wunsch, C A Quigley, G T'Sjoen, L H J Looijenga
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of malignant testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) and its precursors, (pre-) germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS), in late teenagers and adults who have androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) and the impact of an individual's genetic susceptibility to development of TGCT? SUMMARY ANSWER: No GCNIS or TGCT was diagnosed, but pre-GCNIS was identified in 14 and 10% of complete and partial AIS patients, respectively, and was associated with a higher genetic susceptibility score (GSS), with special attention for KITLG (rs995030) and ATFZIP (rs2900333)...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118296/mismatch-between-fetal-sexing-and-birth-phenotype-a%C3%A2-case-of-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Keisuke Yoshii, Yasuhiro Naiki, Yumiko Terada, Maki Fukami, Reiko Horikawa
With advancing maternal age, the number of prenatal genetic tests is increasing in many countries. Prenatal genetic tests, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and non-invasive prenatal testing, can disclose fetal chromosomal sex, although these tests were originally designed to prenatally diagnose chromosomal aneuploidies, such as trisomy 21, 18 and 13. Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by an androgen receptor dysfunction leading to hormone resistance...
November 9, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102238/endocrinal-description-of-two-chinese-kennedy-s-disease-pedigrees
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Fang Li, Gulibositan Aji, Fei Leng, Jia-Chao Chen, Yu Luo, Jing Zhang, Ke Hu, Zi-Yun Cheng, Xi Xu, Zhi-Qiang Lu
Kennedy's disease (KD), also known as X-linked spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), is caused by the expansion of cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) repeats in the first exon of the androgen receptor (AR) gene. KD is a late-onset neural-endocrinal disease that is characterized by the degeneration of motor neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord. In addition, partial androgen insensitivity is an important manifestation of KD. Here, we report two Chinese KD pedigrees that reveal the clinical and genetic manifestations and fully elaborate the endocrinal characteristics of KD patients...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066975/a-standardized-wedelia-chinensis-extract-overcomes-the-feedback-activation-of-her2-3-signaling-upon-androgen-ablation-in-prostate-cancer
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Chin-Hsien Tsai, Sheue-Fen Tzeng, Shih-Chuan Hsieh, Chia-Jui Tsai, Yu-Chih Yang, Mong-Hsun Tsai, Pei-Wen Hsiao
Crosstalk between the androgen receptor (AR) and other signaling pathways in prostate cancer (PCa) severely affects the therapeutic outcome of hormonal therapy. Although anti-androgen therapy prolongs overall survival in PCa patients, resistance rapidly develops and is often associated with increased AR expression and upregulation of the HER2/3-AKT signaling pathway. However, single agent therapy targeting AR, HER2/3 or AKT usually fails due to the reciprocal feedback loop. Previously, we reported that wedelolactone, apigenin, and luteolin are the active compounds in Wedelia chinensis herbal extract, and act synergistically to inhibit the AR activity in PCa...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051026/mutational-analysis-of-the-androgen-receptor-nr3c4-gene-in-patients-with-46-xy-dsd
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L Ramos, B Chávez, L Mares, E Valdés, F Vilchis
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is an X-linked disorder caused by mutations in the NR3C4 gene, which encodes the androgen receptor (AR). In this study, we performed mutational analyses to identify AR molecular defects, in individuals with 46,XY disorders of sex development (46,XY DSD) and a presumptive diagnosis of AIS. Eighteen different gene mutations, including seven previously unreported new variants, were detected in 26 unrelated cases. These included two deletion mutations (P49fs*185 and E308f*320) in exon 1 and five substitution mutations (p...
October 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046359/androgens-trigger-different-growth-responses-in-genetically-identical-human-hair-follicles-in-organ-culture-that-reflect-their-epigenetic-diversity-in-life
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Benjamin H Miranda, Matthew R Charlesworth, Desmond J Tobin, David T Sharpe, Valerie A Randall
Male sex hormones-androgens-regulate male physique development. Without androgen signaling, genetic males appear female. During puberty, increasing androgens harness the hair follicle's unique regenerative ability to replace many tiny vellus hairs with larger, darker terminal hairs (e.g., beard). Follicle response is epigenetically varied: some remain unaffected (e.g., eyelashes) or are inhibited, causing balding. How sex steroid hormones alter such developmental processes is unclear, despite high incidences of hormone-driven cancer, hirsutism, and alopecia...
October 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978108/tunicamycin-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-promotes-apoptosis-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-activating-mtorc1
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Prasun Guha, Engin Kaptan, Padmaja Gade, Dhananjaya V Kalvakolanu, Hafiz Ahmed
Studies suggest that tunicamycin may work as a therapeutic drug to cancer cells by inducing stress in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) through unfolded protein response (UPR) and thereby promoting apoptosis. However, mechanisms of the prolonged activation of the UPR under sustained ER stress in the regulation of cell apoptosis are largely unknown. To delineate the role of candidate genes in the apoptotic process under ER stress and to search for new therapeutic strategies to treat metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer, we performed whole genome expression microarray analysis in tunicamycin treated metastatic androgen-insensitive prostate cancer cells, PC-3...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949385/effects-of-testosterone-and-17%C3%AE-%C3%A2-estradiol-on-angiotensin%C3%A2-induced-changes-in-tyrosine-kinase-activity-in-the-androgen%C3%A2-independent-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-du145
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Kamila Domińska, Antoni Kowalski, Tomasz Ochędalski, Elżbieta Rębas
Angiotensin II (AngII), the main peptide of the renin‑angiotensin system (RAS), is involved in the proliferation of different types of cells, normal and pathological as well. The protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) play an important role in the growth, differentiation and apoptosis of cells. AngII action depends on the hormonal milieu of the cell, and on sex steroid influence. Angiotensin 1‑7 (Ang1‑7), metabolite of AngII, shows opposite action to AngII in cells. The present study aimed to examine the influence of 17β‑estradiol and testosterone on AngII and Ang1‑7 action on PTK activity in androgen‑independent humane prostate cancer cell line DU145...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948813/peripheral-sensitivity-to-steroids-revisited
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R Hampl, K Vondra
Resistance to steroid hormones presents a serious problem with respect to their mass use in therapy. It may be caused genetically by mutation of genes involved in hormonal signaling, not only steroid receptors, but also other players in the signaling cascade as co-regulators and other nuclear factors, mediating the hormone-born signal. Another possibility is acquired resistance which may develop under long-term steroid treatment, of which a particular case is down regulation of the receptors. In the review recent knowledge is summarized on the mechanism of main steroid hormone action, pointing to already proven or potential sites causing steroid resistance...
September 26, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947719/clinical-and-genetic-characterization-of-six-cases-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-in-china
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Jing He, Shuwu Qi, Huijun Zhang, Jingjing Guo, Shu Chen, Qi Zhang, Baosheng Zhu
Themutations of androgen receptor (AR) gene are the most common cause for complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS). We aimed to characterize the six cases enrolled in our hospital (the First People's Hospital of Yunnan, China) and explore the molecular mechanism of CAIS. Between 2010 and 2013, six female cases were enrolled in our hospital for the agenesis of secondary sexual characteristics. The clinical examinations such as sex hormone test and B ultrasound were performed and the genetic characterization of patients were evaluated by karyotype analysis, polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing...
September 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933733/melatonin-decreases-glucose-metabolism-in-prostate-cancer-cells-a-13-c-stable-isotope-resolved-metabolomic-study
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David Hevia, Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, Mario Fernandez-Fernandez, Sergio Cueto, Pablo Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Jose I Garcia-Alonso, Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz
The pineal neuroindole melatonin exerts an exceptional variety of systemic functions. Some of them are exerted through its specific membrane receptors type 1 and type 2 (MT1 and MT2) while others are mediated by receptor-independent mechanisms. A potential transport of melatonin through facilitative glucose transporters (GLUT/SLC2A) was proposed in prostate cancer cells. The prostate cells have a particular metabolism that changes during tumor progression. During the first steps of carcinogenesis, oxidative phosphorylation is reactivated while the switch to the "Warburg effect" only occurs in advanced tumors and in the metastatic stage...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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