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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718821/tick-haller-s-organ-a-new-paradigm-for-arthropod-olfaction-how-ticks-differ-from-insects
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Ann L Carr, Robert D Mitchell Iii, Anirudh Dhammi, Brooke W Bissinger, Daniel E Sonenshine, R Michael Roe
Ticks are the vector of many human and animal diseases; and host detection is critical to this process. Ticks have a unique sensory structure located exclusively on the 1st pairs of legs; the fore-tarsal Haller's organ, not found in any other animals, presumed to function like the insect antennae in chemosensation but morphologically very different. The mechanism of tick chemoreception is unknown. Utilizing next-generation sequencing and comparative transcriptomics between the 1st and 4th legs (the latter without the Haller's organ), we characterized 1st leg specific and putative Haller's organ specific transcripts from adult American dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716460/ten-most-important-things-to-know-about-caring-for-transgender-patients
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Stuart R Chipkin, Fred Kim
Transgender people have a gender that is not in agreement with their birth sex. Previous barriers, including lack of provider knowledge, has created significant healthcare disparities for this population. Recent societal changes are increasing the numbers of transgender people seen by primary care. Ten key principles are provided to help primary practitioners create more welcoming environments and provide quality care to transgender patients. Overall, all members of the health care team (primary and specialty) need to become aware of the transition process and maintain communication regarding risks, benefits and goals...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716082/efficacy-of-hormonal-and-mental-treatments-with-mmpi-in-ftm-individuals-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-studies
#3
Hiroyuki Oda, Toshihiko Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Cross-sex hormone treatment (CSHT) is an important option for gender dysphoria (GD) individuals to improve the quality of life. However, in Japan, sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and CSHT for GD had been discontinued until 1998 (over 30 years). After resumption, the number of GD individuals wishing treatment rapidly increased. On the other hand, the number of medical institutions available for evaluation was limited. For this reason, hormonal treatment has been administered to GD individuals requiring the prompt start of CSHT in the absence of mental health assessment by specialists...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715798/bone-mineral-density-in-women-living-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-and-intact-testes-or-removed-gonads
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Silvano Bertelloni, Maria C Meriggiola, Elenora Dati, Antonio Balsamo, Giampiero I Baroncelli
Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is due to complete androgen resistance in androgen-dependent tissues. Since androgens are involved in growth, development, and mass maintenance of the skeleton, bone health may be a relevant clinical issue for improving quality of life of women living with CAIS. Bone mineral density (BMD) in women with CAIS and intact gonads has been reported in a normal range, although exceptions are known showing a low BMD mainly at the lumbar level. In women with CAIS and removed gonads, BMD is usually reduced at both the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
July 18, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715127/increased-aggression-and-lack-of-maternal-behavior-in-dio3-deficient-mice-are-associated-with-abnormalities-in-oxytocin-and-vasopressin-systems
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J Patrizia Stohn, M Elena Martinez, Maryam Zafer, Daniela López-Espíndola, Lauren M Keyes, Arturo Hernandez
Thyroid hormones regulate many aspects of brain development and function, and alterations in the levels of thyroid hormone action lead to abnormal anxiety- and depression-like behaviors. A complement of factors in the brain function independently of circulating levels of hormone to strictly controlled local thyroid hormone signaling. A critical factor is the type 3 deiodinase (DIO3), which is located in neurons and protects the brain from excessive thyroid hormone. Here we examined whether a local increase in brain thyroid hormone action secondary to DIO3 deficiency is of consequence for social behaviors...
July 17, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715060/the-complex-interaction-between-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-hereditary-angioedema-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marina Iahn-Aun, Marcelo Vivolo Aun, Antonio Abílio Motta, Jorge Kalil, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi, Sylvia Asaka Hayashida, Edmund Chada Baracat, Gustavo Arantes Maciel
Importance: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare but severe disease, with high risk of death, and attacks have been associated to high estrogen levels. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hyperandrogenic condition, which is frequently treated with combined oral contraceptives. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe 2 clinical cases of young women diagnosed as having PCOS who developed HAE attacks after the introduction of combined estrogen-progestin pills to treat PCOS symptoms...
July 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714321/zoophilia-in-an-adolescent-with-high-functioning-autism-from-sri-lanka
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Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika
OBJECTIVE: Zoophilia is a rare paraphilic disorder with intense sexual urges involving animals. Autism is characterised by impairments in social communication and repetitive, restricted behaviours (RRB). Reported cases of zoophilia are limited worldwide, and zoophilia in autism is rarer. METHOD: This is a case report describing this unique and relatively unrecognised association in a male adolescent from Sri Lanka. RESULTS: A 17-year-old boy diagnosed with autism has average intelligence and academic capabilities...
July 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712426/negative-affect-is-unrelated-to-fluctuations-in-hormone-levels-across-the-menstrual-cycle-evidence-from-a-multisite-observational-study-across-two-successive-cycles
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Michael P Hengartner, Tillmann H C Kruger, Kirsten Geraedts, Enrico Tronci, Toni Mancini, Fabian Ille, Marcel Egli, Susanna Röblitz, Rainald Ehrig, Lanja Saleh, Katharina Spanaus, Cordula Schippert, Yuanyuan Zhang, Brigitte Leeners
BACKGROUND: Female sex hormones may play a crucial role in the occurrence of cycle-related mood disorders. However, the literature is inconsistent and methodologically stringent observational studies on the relationship between sex hormones and negative affect are lacking. METHODS: In this longitudinal multisite study from Hannover, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, we examined oestrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and testosterone serum levels in association with negative affect as measured with the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712425/telomere-length-is-inversely-correlated-with-urinary-stress-hormone-levels-in-healthy-controls-but-not-in-un-medicated-depressed-individuals-preliminary-findings
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Brittany Fair, Synthia H Mellon, Elissa S Epel, Jue Lin, Dóra Révész, Josine E Verhoeven, Brenda W Penninx, Victor I Reus, Rebecca Rosser, Christina M Hough, Laura Mahan, Heather M Burke, Elizabeth H Blackburn, Owen M Wolkowitz
OBJECTIVE: Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is a biomarker of cellular aging affected by chronic stress. The relationship of LTL to the stress hormones, cortisol and catecholamines, is unclear, as are possible differences between healthy controls (HC) and individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This small pilot study is the first to examine the relationship between cortisol, catecholamines and LTL specifically in un-medicated MDD in comparison with HC. METHODS: Participants included 16 un-medicated MDD subjects and 15 HC for assay of LTL, 12-hour overnight urinary free cortisol and catecholamine levels...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711722/-lie-to-me-oxytocin-impairs-lie-detection-between-sexes
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Michaela Pfundmair, Wiebke Erk, Annika Reinelt
The hormone oxytocin modulates various aspects of social behaviors and even seems to lead to a tendency for gullibility. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of oxytocin on lie detection. We hypothesized that people under oxytocin would be particularly susceptible to lies told by people of the opposite sex. After administration of oxytocin or a placebo, male and female participants were asked to judge the veracity of statements from same- vs. other-sex actors who either lied or told the truth...
July 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711080/menopause-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sofia B Ahmed
Premature menopause defined as secondary amenorrhea is common in women with kidney disease. Moreover, the aging population has resulted in increasing numbers of postmenopausal women with kidney disease. Though the pathophysiology is poorly understood, kidney transplantation and more frequent hemodialysis can restore menses and fertility, highlighting the challenges of diagnosing and managing the menopausal transition in the female population with kidney disease. Postmenopausal sex hormone levels affect renovascular physiology, but the clinical impact of menopause on kidney function is unclear...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
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Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710779/association-between-thyroid-dysfunction-and-dysglycaemia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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C-H Chang, Y-C Yeh, S-R Shih, J-W Lin, L-M Chuang, J L Caffrey, Y-K Tu
AIMS: To compare the incidence of hyperglycaemia among participants with low, elevated and normal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration, as well as the incidence of abnormal thyroid function test results among participants with normal blood glucose and those with hyperglycaemia. METHODS: In a prospective study, a cohort of 72 003 participants with normal, low and elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration were followed from the study beginning to the first report of diabetes and prediabetes...
July 14, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710632/process-for-biotransformation-of-androsta-4-ene-3-17-dione-4-ad-to-androsta-1-4-diene-3-17-dione-add
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Surya Prakash, Abhay Bajaj
Androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (androstadienedione, ADD) is key intermediate for the organic synthesis of a variety of female sex hormones such as estrone, estradiol, estriol and other related derivatives. De novo synthesis of this molecule is not yet reported in any form of living system, i.e., microbial, plant, and animal. The structural complexities due to presence of several chiral carbon centers create significant hurdles in chemical synthesis of such molecules. Microbe-mediated biotransformation offer a highly reliable, cost-effective, and relatively non hazardous way for commercial manufacturing of steroidal key intermediates...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710330/assessment-of-the-interaction-of-age-and-sex-on-90-day-outcome-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Michael L James, Carl D Langefeld, Padmini Sekar, Charles J Moomaw, Mitchell S V Elkind, Bradford B Worrall, Kevin N Sheth, Sharyl R Martini, Jennifer Osborne, Daniel Woo
OBJECTIVE: Because age affects hormonal production differently in women compared with men, we sought to define sex and age interactions across a multiracial/ethnic population after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) to uncover evidence that loss of gonadal hormone production would result in loss of the known neuroprotective effects of gonadal hormones. METHODS: Clinical and radiographic data from participants in the Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage study and the Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Hemorrhagic Stroke study prior to December 2013 were used...
July 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710016/comparative-study-of-immunopathophysiological-responses-induced-by-b-melitensis-and-its-lipopolysaccharide-in-mouse-model-infected-via-intranasal-route-of-exposure
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Abdinasir Yusuf Osman, Abdul Aziz Saharee, Faez Firdaus Jesse, Arifah Abdul Kadir
In this study, we developed a mouse model and characterized the effects of intranasal inoculation of virulent Brucella melitensis strain 16M and its lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The effects of the exposure were compared with respective control groups. Both Brucella melitensis-infected and LPS-infected groups showed no significant clinical presentation with minor relevance in the mortality associated with the infection. In Brucella melitensis-infected group, significant histopathological changes in comparison to the LPS infected group with increase bacterial burden in the lungs, reproductive and reticuloendothelial organs were observed...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709177/effects-of-testosterone-therapy-on-bmi-blood-pressure-and-laboratory-profile-of-transgender-men-a-systematic-review
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I Velho, T M Fighera, P K Ziegelmann, P M Spritzer
Testosterone is the main hormonal agent used for cross-sex hormone therapy in female-to-male transgender persons. Our aim was to systematically review the literature concerning the effects of testosterone on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, hematocrit, hemoglobin, lipid profile, and liver enzymes in transgender men. PUBMED and EMBASE were searched for studies published until March 2017. Studies were included if they reported interventions with any dose of testosterone and comparison of variables before and during treatment...
July 14, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708916/assessment-of-parathyroid-hormone-serum-level-as-a-predictor-for-bone-condition-around-dental-implants
#18
Piotr Hadrowicz, Joanna Hadrowicz, Marcin Kozakiewicz, Adam Gesing
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate parathyroid hormone serum level as a potential single factor of bone metabolism around dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Parathyroid hormone levels were measured before implantation. Intraoral digital radiographs were taken in standardized conditions in all cases: immediately after implantation, immediately after functional loading, and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after functional loading. The next phase was to align all radiographs geometrically...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708534/the-expressions-in-oxytocin-and-sex-steroid-receptors-in-the-reproductive-tissues-of-normal-and-unilateral-cryptorchid-dogs
#19
N Prapaiwan, S Manee-In, W Moonarmart, S Srisuwatanasagul
In males, oxytocin is involved with various physiological functions, such as reproductive tract contractility and testicular steroidogenesis. Due to the relationship between sex steroid hormones, oxytocin receptor (OTR) expression and cryptorchidism pathogenesis, this study aimed to investigate the mRNA expression and the localization of OTR in relation to sex steroid receptors in the male reproductive tract of both normal and unilateral abdominal cryptorchid dogs using quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry...
June 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707810/curative-effect-of-1-88-mg-and-3-75-mg-gonadotrophin-releasing-hormone-agonist-on-stage-iii-iv-endometriosis-randomized-controlled-study
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Huiru Tang, Ruifang Wu, Xiaohong Li, Yanqiu Zhou, Zhihong Liu, Chun Wang, Yun Chen, Fangting Zhang
AIM: To compare the therapeutic effect of 1.88-mg and 3.75-mg gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) in the treatment of stage III-IV endometriosis after laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Fifty patients with stage III-IV endometriosis diagnosed on laparoscopy were randomized into two groups according to GnRHa dose. Sex hormone level, symptoms of estrogen deficiency and lumbar vertebrae bone density were compared and analyzed between the two groups. RESULTS: Bone density was decreased in both groups at 20 weeks after treatment, and the degree of bone density loss in the full-dose group (5...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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