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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637324/the-effects-of-phytosterols-on-the-sexual-behavior-and-reproductive-function-in-the-japanese-quail-coturnix-coturnix-japonica
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Mohammad Ibrahim Qasimi, Kentaro Nagaoka, Gen Watanabe
Phytosterols (PS) are plant origin sterols naturally found in many foods and added as food additives. Since 1950, PS have attracted considerable attention due to their ability to lower serum cholesterol and inhibit cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, recent studies have found that PS act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals in laboratory animals. Therefore, this study was aimed at finding the mechanism(s) for PS effects on the sexual behaviors and reproductive functions in male Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635978/vaginal-testosterone-for-management-of-aromatase-inhibitor-related-sexual-dysfunction-an-integrative-review
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Emily A Lemke, Lydia T Madsen, Joyce E Dains
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Women taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) as part of the management of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer experience more symptoms of sexual dysfunction, including vaginal atrophy, as opposed to postmenopausal women and women treated with tamoxifen (Nolvadex®). Vaginal testosterone could be an alternative to estrogen, which is contraindicated in this population.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: A systematic review was completed by searching PubMed and Scopus databases...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630896/the-gh-receptor-exon-3-deletion-is-a-marker-of-male-specific-exceptional-longevity-associated-with-increased-gh-sensitivity-and-taller-stature
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Danny Ben-Avraham, Diddahally R Govindaraju, Temuri Budagov, Delphine Fradin, Peter Durda, Bing Liu, Sandy Ott, Danielle Gutman, Lital Sharvit, Robert Kaplan, Pierre Bougnères, Alex Reiner, Alan R Shuldiner, Pinchas Cohen, Nir Barzilai, Gil Atzmon
Although both growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling were shown to regulate life span in lower organisms, the role of GH signaling in human longevity remains unclear. Because a GH receptor exon 3 deletion (d3-GHR) appears to modulate GH sensitivity in humans, we hypothesized that this polymorphism could play a role in human longevity. We report a linear increased prevalence of d3-GHR homozygosity with age in four independent cohorts of long-lived individuals: 841 participants [567 of the Longevity Genes Project (LGP) (8% increase; P = 0...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630662/sex-differences-in-endogenous-cortical-network-activity-spontaneously-recurring-up-down-states
#4
Charalambos Sigalas, Eleni Konsolaki, Irini Skaliora
BACKGROUND: Several molecular and cellular processes in the vertebrate brain exhibit differences between males and females, leading to sexual dimorphism in the formation of neural circuits and brain organization. While studies on large-scale brain networks provide ample evidence for both structural and functional sex differences, smaller-scale local networks have remained largely unexplored. In the current study, we investigate sexual dimorphism in cortical dynamics by means of spontaneous Up/Down states, a type of network activity that is exhibited during slow-wave sleep, quiet wakefulness, and anesthesia and is thought to represent the default activity of the cortex...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630099/kndy-neurone-activation-prior-to-the-lh-surge-of-the-ewe-is-disrupted-by-lps
#5
Chrysanthi Fergani, Jean Routly, David Jones, Lucy Pickavance, Robert Frank Smith, Hilary Dobson
In the ewe, steroid hormones act on the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) to initiate the GnRH/LH surge. Within the ARC, steroid signal transduction may be mediated by dopamine, β-endorphin or neuropeptide Y (NPY) expressing cells, as well as those co-localising kisspeptin, neurokinin B (NKB), and dynorphin (termed KNDy). We investigated the time during the follicular phase when these cells become activated (i.e., co-localise c-Fos) relative to the timing of the LH surge onset and may, therefore, be involved in the surge generating mechanism...
June 19, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
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Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623148/male-sexual-enhancement-after-methoprene-treatment-in-anastrepha-fraterculus-diptera-tephritidae-a-sustained-response-that-does-not-fade-away-after-sexual-maturation
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G E Bachmann, F Devescovi, A L Nussenbaum, J L Cladera, P C Fernández, M T Vera, P E A Teal, D F Segura
The juvenile hormone (JH) of insects triggers physiological changes related to reproduction in adults of both sexes. Methoprene is a sesquiterpene with some effects that are analogous to those of JH. Treatments with methoprene accelerate sexual maturation in males of the South American fruit fly Anastrepha fraterculus, giving young males a mating advantage over non-treated males of the same age. Here, we evaluated the effects of methoprene treatment on A. fraterculus males after the sexual maturation phase and tested whether this compound provides a long-term mating advantage...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622464/the-impact-of-drugs-on-male-fertility-a-review
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M Semet, M Paci, J Saïas-Magnan, C Metzler-Guillemain, R Boissier, H Lejeune, J Perrin
Beside cytotoxic drugs, other drugs can impact men's fertility through various mechanisms. Via the modification of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis hormones or by non-hormonal mechanisms, drugs may directly and indirectly induce sexual dysfunction and spermatogenesis impairment and alteration of epididymal maturation. This systematic literature review summarizes existing data about the negative impact and associations of pharmacological treatments on male fertility (excluding cytotoxic drugs), with a view to making these data more readily available for medical staff...
June 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620497/painful-ovulation-in-a-46-xx-sry-ve-adult-male-with-sox9-duplication
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Nandini Shankara Narayana, Anne-Maree Kean, Lisa Ewans, Thomas Ohnesorg, Katie L Ayers, Geoff Watson, Arthur Vasilaras, Andrew H Sinclair, Stephen M Twigg, David J Handelsman
46,XX disorders of sexual development (DSDs) occur rarely and result from disruptions of the genetic pathways underlying gonadal development and differentiation. We present a case of a young phenotypic male with 46,XX SRY-negative ovotesticular DSD resulting from a duplication upstream of SOX9 presenting with a painful testicular mass resulting from ovulation into an ovotestis. We present a literature review of ovulation in phenotypic men and discuss the role of SRY and SOX9 in testicular development, including the role of SOX9 upstream enhancer region duplication in female-to-male sex reversal...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619429/vitamin-d-and-multiple-sclerosis-an-update
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REVIEW
Charles Pierrot-Deseilligny, Jean-Claude Souberbielle
The most recent findings linking exposure to sun and vitamin D insufficiency to multiple sclerosis (MS) are reviewed. Due to insufficient sunshine and changing lifestyles, hypovitaminosis D is widespread in temperate countries. Numerous epidemiological studies have strongly suggested that sunshine and vitamin D insufficiency contributes to MS risk in these countries. Moreover, several large genetic studies in MS patients have recently stated unequivocally that diverse abnormalities involving vitamin D metabolism are related to the risk of the disease...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619391/pharmacists-attitudes-regarding-provision-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
#11
Austin T Hilverding, Natalie A DiPietro Mager
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess attitudes from Ohio pharmacists about contraceptive authority. Secondary objectives included determining pharmacists' perceptions of benefits, barriers, and preparedness for offering such services and examining attitudes about and experiences with other reproductive health topics to inform future research. METHODS: An anonymous 26-question Institutional Review Board-approved electronic survey was developed and distributed via Qualtrics to a random sample of 500 licensed pharmacists in Ohio...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618247/contraception-what-about-the-men-experience-knowledge-and-attitudes-a-survey-of-2438-heterosexual-men-using-an-online-dating-service
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Mary Stewart, Todd Ritter, Deborah Bateson, Kevin McGeechan, Edith Weisberg
Background: There is little research on men's contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, yet the male partner is known to influence contraceptive choices. This study investigates contraceptive experiences, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of a sample of sexually active, heterosexual men via an online dating site. Methods: An anonymous online survey was sent to men who had logged onto an online dating site within the previous year. Results: We analysed 2438 survey responses. A contraceptive method was used at last intercourse for 82% of men <50 years old versus 69% of men ≥50 (P<0...
June 16, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616754/sexually-dimorphic-distribution-of-prokr2-neurons-revealed-by-the-prokr2-cre-mouse-model
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Zaid Mohsen, Hosung Sim, David Garcia-Galiano, Xingfa Han, Nicole Bellefontaine, Thomas L Saunders, Carol F Elias
Prokineticin receptor 2 (PROKR2) is predominantly expressed in the mammalian central nervous system. Loss-of-function mutations of PROKR2 in humans are associated with Kallmann syndrome due to the disruption of gonadotropin releasing hormone neuronal migration and deficient olfactory bulb morphogenesis. PROKR2 has been also implicated in the neuroendocrine control of GnRH neurons post-migration and other physiological systems. However, the brain circuitry and mechanisms associated with these actions have been difficult to investigate mainly due to the widespread distribution of Prokr2-expressing cells, and the lack of animal models and molecular tools...
June 14, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615280/age-associated-gene-expression-changes-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-male-rhesus-macaques
#14
Dominique Eghlidi, Vasilios Garyfallou, Steven Kohama, Henryk F Urbanski
The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) represents a major component of the neuroendocrine reproductive axis, and plays an important role in controlling the onset of puberty as well as age-associated reproductive senescence. Although significant gene expression changes have been observed in the ARC during sexual maturation it is unclear what changes occur during aging, especially in males. Therefore, in the present study we profiled the expression of reproduction-related genes in the ARC of young and old male rhesus macaques, as well as old males that had received 6 months of hormone supplementation (HS) in the form of daily testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone; we also compared morning versus night ARC gene expression in the old males...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613046/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh-determinations-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-endocrine-practice
#15
Amir Weintraub, Talia Eldar-Geva
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), secreted by immature testicular Sertoli-cells, triggers the regression of male fetal Mullerian ducts. During puberty, AMH is downregulated by intratesticular testosterone. In females, AMH is secreted from granulosa cells of immature ovarian follicles from late prenatal life until menopause; serum concentration is 5-20 times lower in females than in males through lifetime. In boys, AMH determination is useful in the clinical setting as a marker of Sertoli cell function. Serum AMH is low in infants with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (and increases with FSH treatment), in patients with primary hypogonadism from early postnatal life and in Klinefelter syndrome from midpuberty...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611599/the-melanin-concentrating-hormone-as-an-integrative-peptide-driving-motivated-behaviors
#16
REVIEW
Giovanne B Diniz, Jackson C Bittencourt
The melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an important peptide implicated in the control of motivated behaviors. History, however, made this peptide first known for its participation in the control of skin pigmentation, from which its name derives. In addition to this peripheral role, MCH is strongly implicated in motivated behaviors, such as feeding, drinking, mating and, more recently, maternal behavior. It is suggested that MCH acts as an integrative peptide, converging sensory information and contributing to a general arousal of the organism...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609386/prevalence-severity-and-associated-factors-of-menopausal-symptoms-in-middle-aged-chinese-women-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study-in-southeast-china
#17
Yibing Lan, Yizhou Huang, Yang Song, Linjuan Ma, Peiqiong Chen, Qian Ying, Wei Li, Yuqun Cai, Jianhong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to specify the prevalence and severity of menopausal symptoms, and to investigate associated factors in Chinese middle-aged women. METHODS: A cross-sectional, community-based study was carried out involving 1,054 participants aged 40 to 60 years in Gongshu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, PR China. The presence and severity of symptoms were evaluated by having the participants complete a modified Kupperman Menopausal Index questionnaire...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608465/effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-reproductive-processes-a-review-of-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-epidemiological-studies
#18
REVIEW
Agnieszka Tomza-Marciniak, Paulina Stępkowska, Jarosław Kuba, Bogumiła Pilarczyk
As bisphenol A (BPA) is characterized by a pronounced influence on human hormonal regulation, particular attention has been aimed at understanding its role in reproductive processes in males and females, as well as on fetal development. Owing to the increasing number of alarming reports on the negative consequences of the presence of BPA in human surroundings, more and more studies are being undertaken to clarify the negative effects of BPA on human reproductive processes. The aim of this work was to collect and summarize data on the influence of BPA exposure on reproductive health...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605821/abnormal-uterine-bleeding
#19
Cristina Laguna Benetti-Pinto, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa-E-Silva, Daniela Angerame Yela, José Maria Soares Júnior
Abnormal uterine bleeding is a frequent condition in Gynecology. It may impact physical, emotional sexual and professional aspects of the lives of women, impairing their quality of life. In cases of acute and severe bleeding, women may need urgent treatment with volumetric replacement and prescription of hemostatic substances. In some specific cases with more intense and prolonged bleeding, surgical treatment may be necessary. The objective of this chapter is to describe the main evidence on the treatment of women with abnormal uterine bleeding, both acute and chronic...
June 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602465/the-management-of-sexuality-intimacy-and-menopause-symptoms-sims-after-prophylactic-bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-how-to-maintain-sexual-health-in-previvors
#20
REVIEW
Mehida Alexandre, Jonathan Black, Margaret Whicker, Mary Jane Minkin, Elena Ratner
"Previvors", or "pre-survivors", are individuals who do not have cancer but have a genetic predisposition to cancer. One such example is women with BRCA mutations. As a result of their predisposition to cancer, many will undergo a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy when they are premenopausal. For premenopausal women, the removal of ovaries results in the depletion of estrogen, immediate menopause, and, in many cases, resultant Sexuality, Intimacy, and Menopausal Symptoms (SIMS). Furthermore, they may undergo changes in body image...
June 3, 2017: Maturitas
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