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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352386/glucose-homeostasis-in-major-depression-and-schizophrenia-a-comparison-among-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-first-episode-patients
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Johann Steiner, Brisa S Fernandes, Paul C Guest, Henrik Dobrowolny, Gabriela Meyer-Lotz, Sabine Westphal, Katrin Borucki, Kolja Schiltz, Zoltán Sarnyai, Hans-Gert Bernstein
There is evidence for insulin resistance in drug-naïve first-episode schizophrenia (Sz) patients. We have tested whether impaired insulin homeostasis is also present in first-episode patients with major depression (MD) and if this can be discerned from stress-related and medication effects. Homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) was determined in a cross-sectional cohort study of acute first-episode drug-naïve patients with MD (n = 18) or Sz (n = 24), and healthy controls (C, n = 43)...
January 19, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351906/edc-impact-molecular-effects-of-developmental-fm-550-exposure-in-wistar-rat-placenta-and-fetal-forebrain
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Kylie R Baldwin, Brian Horman, Allison L Phillips, Susan L McRitchie, Scott Watson, Jocelin Deese-Spruill, Dereje Jima, Susan Sumner, Heather Stapleton, Heather Patisaul
Firemaster 550 (FM 550) is a flame retardant (FR) mixture that has become one of the most commonly used FRs in foam-based furniture and baby products. Human exposure to this commercial mixture, comprised of brominated and organophosphate components, is widespread. We have repeatedly shown that developmental exposure can lead to sex-specific behavioral effects in rats. Accruing evidence of endocrine disruption and potential neurotoxicity have raised concerns regarding the neurodevelopmental effects of FM 550 exposure, but the specific mechanisms of action remains unclear...
January 19, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351649/sex-dependent-interactions-between-leptin-wasting-and-humoral-immunity-in-two-ethnic-communities-of-school-aged-children-differentially-exposed-to-schistosoma-haematobium
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Emmanuel Hermann, Lobna Gaayeb, Papa S Sow, Modou Seck, Andre B Sagna, Simon Senghor, Lydie Bandagny, Clement Brinkhuizen, Delphine Delcroix-Genete, Anne-Marie Schacht, Gilles Riveau
Background: Leptin is a nutritional hormone whose production is generally higher in females. We investigated how leptin is associated with sex dimorphism during urinary schistosomiasis in relation with wasting. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in three villages in northern Senegal. Ninety-eight school-aged children belonging to the Fulani or Wolof villages were enrolled. We performed parasitic diagnosis and anthropometric measurement to evaluate nutritional status...
January 17, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350999/sex-differences-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Austin Boese, Lin Chang, Ke-Jie Yin, Y Eugene Chen, Jean-Pyo Lee, Milton H Hamblin
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular disorder with a high case fatality rate in the instance of rupture. AAA is a multifactorial disease and the etiology is still not fully understood. AAA is more likely to occur in men, but women have a greater risk of rupture and worse prognosis. Women are reportedly protected against AAA possibly by premenopausal levels of estrogen and are, on average, diagnosed at older ages than men. Here, we review the current body of research on AAA pathophysiology in humans, animal models, and cultured cells, with an emphasis on sex differences and sex steroid hormone signaling...
January 19, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350886/the-cell-biology-and-molecular-genetics-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-development
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Zahida Yesmin Roly, Brendan Backhouse, Andrew Cutting, Tiong Yang Tan, Andrew H Sinclair, Katie L Ayers, Andrew T Major, Craig A Smith
The Müllerian ducts are part of the embryonic urogenital system. They give rise to mature structures that serve a critical function in the transport and development of the oocyte and/or embryo. In most vertebrates, both sexes initially develop Müllerian ducts during embryogenesis, but they regress in males under the influence of testis-derived Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH). A number of regulatory factors have been shown to be essential for proper duct development, including Bmp and Wnt signaling molecules, together with homeodomain transcription factors such as PAX2 and LIM1...
January 19, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350446/differential-gene-expression-in-trigeminal-ganglia-of-male-and-female-rats-following-chronic-constriction-of-the-infraorbital-nerve
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O A Korczeniewska, S Husain, J Khan, E Eliav, P Soteropoulos, R Benoliel
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms underlying sex-based differences in pain and analgesia are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated gene expression changes in trigeminal ganglia (TG) of male and female rats exposed to infraorbital nerve chronic constriction injury (IoN-CCI). METHODS: Somatosensory assessments were performed prior to IoN-CCI and at selected time points postsurgery. Selected gene expression changes were examined with real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in ipsilateral TG at 21 days postsurgery...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349677/mercuric-chloride-induced-ovarian-oxidative-stress-by-suppressing-nrf2-keap1-signal-pathway-and-its-downstream-genes-in-laying-hens
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Yan Ma, Mingkun Zhu, Liping Miao, Xiaoyun Zhang, Xinyang Dong, Xiaoting Zou
The present study evaluated the effects of mercury chloride (HgCl2) on follicular atresia rate, sex hormone secretion, and ovarian oxidative stress in laying hens. Antioxidant enzyme genes and the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) signal pathway were further studied to uncover the molecular mechanism. A total of 768 40-week-old Hy-Line Brown laying hens were randomly allocated to four treatments with eight pens per treatment and 24 hens of each pen...
January 18, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346580/smoking-sex-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-steroid-hormone-receptors-in-tumor-tissue-s0424
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Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Amy K Darke, Mary W Redman, Gary R Zirpoli, Warren Davis, Rochelle Payne Ondracek, Wiam Bshara, Angela R Omilian, Robert Kratzke, Mary E Reid, Julian R Molina, Jill M Kolesar, Yuhchyau Chen, Robert M MacRae, James Moon, Philip Mack, David R Gandara, Karen Kelly, Regina M Santella, Kathy S Albain, Christine B Ambrosone
Background: To what extent steroid hormones contribute to lung cancer in male and female never smokers and smokers is unclear. We examined expression of hormone receptors in lung tumors by sex and smoking. Methods: Patients with primary non-small cell lung cancer were recruited into an Intergroup study in the United States and Canada, led by SWOG (S0424). Tumors from 813 cases (450 women and 363 men) were assayed using immunohistochemistry for estrogen receptor (ER)-α, ER-β, progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346554/functional-roles-of-sex-biased-growth-hormone-regulated-micrornas-mir-1948-and-mir-802-in-young-adult-mouse-liver
#9
Pengying Hao, David J Waxman
Sex-specific temporal patterns of pituitary GH secretion determine the sex-biased transcription of hundreds of genes in the liver and impart significant sex differences in liver physiology, metabolism and disease. Sex differences in hepatic gene expression vary widely, ranging from <2-fold to >1,000-fold in the mouse. Here, we use small RNA sequencing to discover 24 sex-biased mouse liver miRNAs, and then investigate the roles of two of these miRNAs in GH-regulated liver sex differences. Studies in pre-pubertal and young adult mice, and in mice where pituitary hormones are ablated or where sex-specific hepatic GH signaling is dysregulated, demonstrated that the male-biased miR-1948 and the female-biased miR-802 are both regulated by sex-specific pituitary GH secretory patterns, acquire sex specificity at puberty, and are dependent on the GH-activated transcription factor STAT5 for their sex-specific expression...
January 16, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344467/longitudinal-change-in-thyroid-hormone-levels-in-children-with-epilepsy-on-a-ketogenic-diet-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Yun-Jin Lee, Sang Ook Nam, Kyung-Min Kim, Young Mi Kim, Gyu Min Yeon
Background and Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of hypothyroidism and the change of thyroid hormone level in the children with epilepsy on a ketogenic diet (KD). Methods: The levels of serum free thyroxine (fT4) and thyroid-stimulation hormone (TSH) were measured at the start of the KD and at 6- to 12-month intervals in children with intractable epilepsy. Hypothyroidism was defined as fT4 level < 0.8 ng/dL and TSH level > 6.0 μIU/mL...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343749/testosterone-boosts-physical-activity-in-male-mice-via-dopaminergic-pathways
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Ferran Jardí, Michaël R Laurent, Nari Kim, Rougin Khalil, Dimitri De Bundel, Ann Van Eeckhaut, Lawrence Van Helleputte, Ludo Deboel, Vanessa Dubois, Dieter Schollaert, Brigitte Decallonne, Geert Carmeliet, Ludo Van den Bosch, Rudi D'Hooge, Frank Claessens, Dirk Vanderschueren
Low testosterone (T) in men, especially its free fraction, has been associated with loss of energy. In accordance, orchidectomy (ORX) in rodents results in decreased physical activity. Still, the mechanisms through which T stimulates activity remain mostly obscure. Here, we studied voluntary wheel running behavior in three different mouse models of androgen deficiency: ORX, androgen receptor (AR) knock-out (ARKO) and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)-transgenic mice, a novel mouse model of "low free T". Our results clearly show a fast and dramatic action of T stimulating wheel running, which is not explained by its action on muscle, as evidenced by neuromuscular studies and in a muscle-specific conditional ARKO mouse model...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342258/insulin-and-estrogen-independently-and-differentially-reduce-macronutrient-intake-in-healthy-men
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Rosemarie Krug, Linda Mohwinkel, Bernhard Drotleff, Jan Born, Manfred Hallschmid
Context: Insulin administration to the central nervous system inhibits food intake, but this effect has been found to be less pronounced in female compared to male organisms. This sex-specific pattern has been suggested to arise from a modulating influence of estrogen signaling on the insulin effect. Objective: We assessed in healthy young men whether pre-treatment with transdermal estradiol interacts with the hypophagic effect of central nervous insulin administration via the intranasal pathway...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342161/association-between-circulating-levels-of-sex-steroid-hormones-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-in-the-finbar-study
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Jessica L Petrick, Roni T Falk, Paula L Hyland, Patrick Caron, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Shannon N Wood, Sanford M Dawsey, Christian C Abnet, Philip R Taylor, Chantal Guillemette, Liam J Murray, Lesley A Anderson, Michael B Cook
BACKGROUND: Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) is characterized by a strong male predominance. Sex steroid hormones have been hypothesized to underlie this sex disparity, but no population-based study to date has examined this potential association. METHODS: Using mass spectrometry and ELISA, we quantitated sex steroid hormones and sex hormone binding globulin, respectively, in plasma from males- 172 EA cases and 185 controls-within the Factors Influencing the Barrett/Adenocarcinoma Relationship (FINBAR) Study, a case-control investigation conducted in Northern Ireland and Ireland...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339358/family-history-of-cancer-and-risk-of-biliary-tract-cancers-results-from-the-biliary-tract-cancers-pooling-project
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Alison L Van Dyke, Margaret S Langhamer, Bin Zhu, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Demetrius Albanes, Gabriella Andreotti, Laura E Beane Freeman, Andrew T Chan, Neal D Freedman, Susan M Gapstur, Graham G Giles, Francine Grodstein, Linda M Liao, Juhua Luo, Roger L Milne, Kristine R Monroe, Marian L Neuhouser, Jenny N Poynter, Mark P Purdue, Kim Robien, Catherine Schairer, Rashmi Sinha, Stephanie J Weinstein, Xuehong Zhang, Jessica L Petrick, Katherine A McGlynn, Peter T Campbell, Jill Koshiol
BACKGROUND: Although some familial cancer syndromes include biliary tract cancers (BTCs) (cancers of the gallbladder, intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, and ampulla of Vater), the few studies that have examined the relationships between family history of cancer (FHC) and BTCs have reported inconclusive findings. The objective of this study was to investigate the associations of FHC with risk of BTC in the Biliary Tract Cancers Pooling Project (BiTCaPP). METHODS: We used Cox proportional hazards regressions models to estimate HRs and 95% confidence intervals for associations between FHC (any, 1st degree, in female relative, in male relative, relative with gastrointestinal cancer, and relative with hormonally-related cancer) and BTC risk by anatomic site within the biliary tract, adjusting for sex and race/ethnicity...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339182/interrelationship-among-annual-cycles-of-sex-steroids-corticosterone-and-body-condition-in-nyctibatrachus-humayuni
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A M Joshi, E J Narayan, N P Gramapurohit
Synergism between extrinsic and intrinsic factors is crucial for the seasonality of reproduction. Environmental factors such as photoperiod and temperature activate the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis leading to the secretion of steroid hormones that are crucial for reproduction. Sex steroids are not only essential for the maturation of gonads, but also for development of secondary sexual characters in males and reproductive behaviour of both the sexes. In the present study, we quantified the urinary testosterone (UTM) and corticosterone (UCM) metabolites in males and urinary estradiol metabolites (UEM) and UCM in females of Nyctibatrachus humayuni for two consecutive years to determine annual and seasonal variation in the levels of sex steroids, corticosterone and body condition index (BCI)...
January 12, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339074/identification-and-characterization-of-a-doublesex-gene-which-regulates-the-expression-of-insulin-like-androgenic-gland-hormone-in-fenneropenaeus-chinensis
#16
Shihao Li, Fuhua Li, Kuijie Yu, Jianhai Xiang
The doublesex and its homologue genes are important regulators of sexual differentiation which are conserved among animal kingdom. In the present study, we reported a doublesex gene (designated as FcDsx) identified from the Chinese shrimp F. chinensis. The gene structure, nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of FcDsx were characterized. The results showed that the deduced amino acid sequence of FcDsx had the common features of Dsx proteins, including a doublesex/male abnormal 3 (DM) domain, an oligomerization domain and a predicted monopartite nuclear localization signal...
January 12, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338526/associations-of-abdominal-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-with-insulin-resistance-and-secretion-differ-between-men-and-women-the-netherlands-epidemiology-of-obesity-study
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Renée de Mutsert, Karin Gast, Ralph Widya, Eelco de Koning, Ingrid Jazet, Hildo Lamb, Saskia le Cessie, Albert de Roos, Jan Smit, Frits Rosendaal, Martin den Heijer
BACKGROUND: Abdominal obesity is a well-established risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes. However, sex differences may exist. We aimed to investigate the associations of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) with insulin resistance and insulin secretion in men and women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional analysis of the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study, fasting and postprandial concentrations of glucose and insulin were measured and abdominal fat depots were assessed using magnetic resonance imaging in 2253 participants (53% women)...
January 17, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338159/ovariectomy-modifies-th2-and-th17-balance-in-balb-c-allergic-mice
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Marcos Paulo Almeida Souza, Fernanda Macedo da Silva Lima, Igor Pereira Muniz, Ítalo Sousa Pereira, Larissa Rodrigues de Oliveira Sousa, Maria Poliana Leite Galantini, Denisar Palmito Dos Santos, Tiana Baqueiro Figueiredo, Robson Amaro Augusto da Silva
Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways affecting over 300 million people worldwide. As in the autoimmune diseases, it is well described that women are the most affected by asthma. The higher number of women presenting this pathology suggests the involvement of female sex hormones in the construction of the allergic immune response. Female Balb / c mice were used for the experiments. Thirty-eight animals were separated into four groups: OVX-Ova; Sham-Ova; OVX-Sal; Sham-Sal. Then animals underwent acute allergic induction protocol by Ovalbulmin (OVA)...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336491/effect-of-sex-steroid-hormone-fluctuations-in-the-pathophysiology-of-male-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Carlo Astarita, Barbara D'Angelo-Maansson, Mina Massaro-Giordano, Maria Pia Alba, Silvia Boffo, Ilaria Macchi, Antonio Giordano, Marcella Macaluso
Gender-based differences may influence the occurrence of several ocular conditions suggesting the possibility that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on the eye physiology. Here, we evaluated the effect of sex steroid hormone fluctuations in male retinal pigment epithelial cells, RPEs (ARPE-19). To mimic hormonal fluctuations occurring during aging, we exposed ARPE-19 to acute, prolonged or chronic estradiol and progesterone challenges. We found that chronic estradiol treatment promotes a remarkable necrosis of RPE cells, and does not affect pRb2/p130 or PAI-2 sub-cellular localization...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336304/why-do-women-with-melanoma-do-better-than-men
#20
Keiran Sm Smalley
Harnessing female sex hormones may improve how all patients with melanoma respond to treatment.
January 16, 2018: ELife
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