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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150303/oxytocin-intranasal-administration-as-a-new-hope-for-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-patients
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Mohammad Saied Salehi, Sareh Pandamooz, Homayoun Khazali
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a form of hypogonadism which also known as secondary or central hypogonadism. Congenital HH can occur due to defect in gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons, upstream regulators of GnRH neurons or pituitary gonadotropic cells. Testosterone or gonadotropins therapy are widely used to treat HH patients, however both have undesirable effects and GnRH treatment for HH patients is time and cost consuming. Direct delivery of therapeutics to the brain via the nasal route is located in the center of attention during the last decade and trial application of intranasal oxytocin as a method of enhancing social interactions are reported...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149058/neurotrophic-and-neuroregenerative-effects-of-gh-igf1
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Vittorio Emanuele Bianchi, Vittorio Locatelli, Laura Rizzi
INTRODUCTION: Human neurodegenerative diseases increase progressively with age and present a high social and economic burden. Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) are both growth factors exerting trophic effects on neuronal regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). GH and IGF-1 stimulate protein synthesis in neurons, glia, oligodendrocytes, and Schwann cells, and favor neuronal survival, inhibiting apoptosis. This study aims to evaluate the effect of GH and IGF-1 on neurons, and their possible therapeutic clinical applications on neuron regeneration in human subjects...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107901/enhanced-bio-concentration-of-tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-in-the-presence-of-nano-tio2-can-lead-to-adverse-reproductive-outcomes-in-zebrafish
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Xin Ren, Xuesong Zhao, Xiaoyue Duan, Ziwei Fang
Interactions between organic toxicants and nano-particles in the aquatic environment may modify toxicant bioavailability and consequently the toxicant's fate and toxicity. To evaluate the potential impact of nano-titanium dioxide (TiO2) on the bio-concentration and reproductive endocrine disruption of tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) in fish, a comparative bioaccumulation study was conducted on zebrafish (Danio rerio, AB strain) treated with 0, 5.74, 23.6, or 90.7 μg L(-1) TDCIPP alone or co-exposed to TDCIPP and 0...
November 3, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106544/effects-of-adult-female-rat-androgenization-on-brain-morphology-and-metabolomic-profile
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Carmen Perez-Laso, Sebastián Cerdan, Carme Junque, Ángel Gómez, Esperanza Ortega, Mireia Mora, Carlos Avendaño, Esther Gómez-Gil, María Cruz Rodríguez Del Cerro, Antonio Guillamon
Androgenization in adult natal women, as in transsexual men (TM), affects brain cortical thickness and the volume of subcortical structures. In order to understand the mechanism underlying these changes we have developed an adult female rat model of androgenization. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy were used to monitor brain volume changes, white matter microstructure and ex vivo metabolic profiles over 32 days in androgenized and control subjects. Supraphysiological doses of testosterone prevents aging decrease of fractional anisotropy values, decreased general cortical volume and the relative concentrations of glutamine (Gln) and myo-Inositol (mI)...
July 6, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101011/fast-furious-and-enduring-sensitive-versus-critical-periods-in-sexual-differentiation-of-the-brain
#5
Margaret M McCarthy, Kevin Herold, Sara L Stockman
Understanding critical periods in brain development and how they impact adult functioning is a primary goal of neuroscience. The sexual differentiation of the brain is a unique critical period in that it is initiated by endogenous production of a critical signaling molecule in only one sex, testosterone in fetal males. Females, by contrast, do not produce testosterone but are highly responsive to it and remain sensitive to its masculinizing effects well past the close of the critical period in males. Compared to other well characterized critical periods, such as those for the visual system or barrel cortex, the masculinization of the brain is telescoped into a few short days and initiated prenatally...
October 31, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095270/pituitary-insufficiency-following-traumatic-thoracic-injury-in-an-adolescent-male-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Łukasz Kluczyński, Małgorzata Wilusz, Jacek Pantofliński, Renata Turek-Jabrocka, Dorota Pach, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk
RATIONALE: Traumatic thoracic injuries in adolescents are rare but could be connected with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and development of chronic hypopituitarism. Early recognition of these endocrine problems is a significant challenge to clinicians. We present difficulties in diagnosis of hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency following traumatic thoracic injury in adolescence. We also review the literature of similar cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 24-years-old male...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094961/developmental-differences-in-reward-sensitivity-and-sensation-seeking-in-adolescence-testing-sex-specific-associations-with-gonadal-hormones-and-pubertal-development
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K Paige Harden, Frank D Mann, Andrew D Grotzinger, Megan W Patterson, Laurence Steinberg, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob
Sensation seeking has been found to increase, on average, from childhood to adolescence. Developmental scientists have hypothesized that this change could be driven by the rise of gonadal hormones at puberty, which affect reward-related processing in the brain. In a large, age-heterogeneous, population-based sample of adolescents and young adults (N = 810; ages 13-20 years), we tested for sex-specific associations between age, self-reported pubertal development, gonadal hormones (estradiol and testosterone) as measured in saliva, reward sensitivity as measured by a multivariate battery of in-laboratory tasks (including the Iowa gambling task, balloon analogue risk task, and stoplight task), and self-reported sensation seeking...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094880/disorders-of-puberty-an-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
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David A Klein, Jill E Emerick, Jillian E Sylvester, Karen S Vogt
Disorders of puberty can profoundly impact physical and psychosocial well-being. Precocious puberty is pubertal onset before eight years of age in girls and before nine years of age in boys. Patients with early isolated pubertal changes, prepubertal linear growth, and no worrisome neurologic symptoms typically have a benign pattern of development and should be monitored in the appropriate clinical context. Among patients with true precocious puberty, or full activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, most girls have an idiopathic etiology, whereas it is commonly due to identifiable pathology on imaging in boys...
November 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092774/trkb-is-necessary-for-male-copulatory-behavior-in-the-syrian-hamster-mesocricetus-auratus
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Joe C Brague, Clifford Zinn, Dean Granot, Cameron T Feathers, Jennifer M Swann
The magnocellular medial preoptic nucleus (MPN mag), a subdivision of the medial preoptic area (MPOA), plays a critical role in the regulation of copulation in the Syrian hamster; in part by mediating the effects of gonadal steroids. For example, ablation of the MPN mag eliminates mating and testosterone placed in the MPN mag restores mating in castrated males. Testosterone treatment enhances synaptic density and dendritic spines in the MPN mag. Thus, copulatory behaviors are correlated with increases in synaptic morphology in the MPN mag...
October 29, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080544/diuron-metabolites-act-as-endocrine-disruptors-and-alter-aggressive-behavior-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Camila Nomura Pereira Boscolo, Thiago Scremin Boscolo Pereira, Isabela Gertrudes Batalhão, Priscila Leocadia Rosa Dourado, Daniel Schlenk, Eduardo Alves de Almeida
Diuron and its biodegradation metabolites were recently reported to cause alterations in plasma steroid hormone concentrations with subsequent impacts on reproductive development in fish. Since steroid hormone biosynthesis is regulated through neurotransmission of the central nervous system (CNS), studies were conducted to determine whether neurotransmitters that control hormone biosynthesis could be affected after diuron and diuron metabolites treatment. As the same neurotransmitters and steroid hormones regulate behavioral outcomes, aggression was also evaluated in male Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)...
October 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075555/sex-hormones-and-brain-volumes-in-a-longitudinal-study-of-middle-aged-men-in-the-cardia-study
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Martine Elbejjani, Pamela J Schreiner, David S Siscovick, Stephen Sidney, Cora E Lewis, Nick R Bryan, Lenore J Launer
INTRODUCTION: Several findings suggest that testosterone (T) is neuroprotective and that declining T levels during aging are associated with cognitive and brain pathologies; however, little is known on T and brain health in middle-age. We examined the relationships of total T, bioavailable T, and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels with total and regional gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) volumes in middle-aged men. We also evaluated the association of sex hormone levels with cognitive function...
October 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069423/testosterone-and-corticosterone-in-the-mesocorticolimbic-system-of-male-rats-effects-of-gonadectomy-and-caloric-restriction
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Daniel J Tobiansky, Anastasia M Korol, Chunqi Ma, Jordan E Hamden, Cecilia Jalabert, Ryan J Tomm, Kiran K Soma
Steroid hormones can modulate motivated behaviors through the mesocorticolimbic system. Gonadectomy (GDX) is a common method to determine how steroids influence the mesocorticolimbic system and caloric restriction (CR) is often used to invigorate motivated behaviors. The assumption is that the effect of these manipulations on brain steroid levels reflects circulating steroid levels. We now know that the brain regulates local steroid levels in a region-specific manner; however, previous studies have low spatial resolution...
October 20, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063642/neonatal-maternal-separation-opposes-the-facilitatory-effect-of-castration-on-the-respiratory-response-to-hypercapnia-of-the-adult-male-rat-evidence-for-the-involvement-of-the-medial-amygdala
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Luana Tenorio-Lopes, Mathilde S Henry, Danuzia Marques, Marie-Ève Tremblay, Guy Drolet, Frederic Bretzner, Richard Kinkead
Respiratory manifestations of panic disorder (PD) include a greater respiratory instability and enhanced responsiveness to CO2 compared to normal individuals. While the prevalence of PD is ~3 times greater in women compared with men, the origins of this sexual dimorphism remain poorly understood. Much like PD patients, adult female rats previously subjected to neonatal maternal separation (NMS) show an increase in their ventilatory response to CO2 . Because this effect of NMS is not observed in males, we hypothesized that testosterone prevents NMS-induced hyper-responsiveness to CO2 ...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054014/sex-differences-in-behavioral-and-neurochemical-effects-of-gonadectomy-and-aromatase-inhibition-in-rats
#14
N Kokras, N Pastromas, D Papasava, C de Bournonville, C A Cornil, C Dalla
Aromatase inhibitors, which are widely used for the treatment of estrogen-dependent cancers, have been associated with psychiatric side effects ranging from mania to depression. In the present study, we investigated sex differences in the behavioral and neurochemical effects of aromatase inhibition on male and female, sham-operated or gonadectomized adult rats. Three weeks after surgery, rats received chronic treatment with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole or vehicle and were then subjected to the open field test, which assesses general activity...
October 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047208/expression-of-aromatase-in-the-rostral-ventromedial-medulla-and-its-role-in-the-regulation-of-visceral-pain
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Po Gao, Xiao-Wei Ding, Li Dong, Ping Luo, Guo-Hua Zhang, Wei-Fang Rong
AIMS: Estrogens are known to exert a wide spectrum of actions on brain functions including modulation of pain. Besides the circulating estrogens produced mainly by the ovaries, many brain regions are also capable of de novo synthesizing estrogens, which may exert important modulatory effects on neuronal functions. This study was aimed to test the hypothesis that aromatase, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of testosterone to estradiols, may be distributed in the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM), where it may impact on visceral pain...
October 18, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985371/the-preoptic-area-and-the-rfamide-related-peptide-neuronal-system-gate-seasonal-changes-in-chemosensory-processing
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Kimberly J Jennings, Manon Chasles, Hweyryoung Cho, Jens Mikkelsen, George Bentley, Matthieu Keller, Lance J Kriegsfeld
Males of many species rely on chemosensory information for social communication. In male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus), as in many species, female chemosignals potently stimulate sexual behavior and a concurrent, rapid increase in circulating luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone (T). However, under winter-like, short-day (SD) photoperiods, when Syrian hamsters are reproductively quiescent, these same female chemosignals fail to elicit behavioral or hormonal responses, even after T replacement...
August 9, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982631/effect-of-the-5%C3%AE-reductase-enzyme-inhibitor-dutasteride-in-the-brain-of-intact-and-parkinsonian-mice
#17
Nadhir Litim, Marc Morissette, Donatella Caruso, Roberto C Melcangi, Thérèse Di Paolo
Dutasteride is a 5alpha-reductase inhibitor in clinical use to treat endocrine conditions. The present study investigated the neuroprotective mechanisms of action of dutasteride in intact and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-lesioned mice using a low dose of MPTP not affecting motor activity modeling early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). We hypothesized that dutasteride neuroprotection is due to altered steroids levels. Dutasteride pre-treatment prevented loss of striatal dopamine (DA) and its metabolite DOPAC...
November 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977609/gonadal-hormone-dependent-sexual-differentiation-of-a-female-biased-sexually-dimorphic-cell-group-in-the-principal-nucleus-of-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-in-mice
#18
Masahiro Morishita, Sho Maejima, Shinji Tsukahara
We recently reported a female-biased sexually dimorphic area in the mouse brain in the boundary region between the preoptic area and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST). We reexamined this area and found that it is a ventral part of the principal nucleus of the BNST (BNSTp). The BNSTp is a male-biased sexually dimorphic nucleus, but the ventral part of the BNSTp (BNSTpv) exhibits female-biased sex differences in volume and neuron number. The volume and neuron number of the BNSTpv were increased in males by neonatal orchiectomy and decreased in females by treatment with testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, or estradiol within 5 days after birth...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977603/androgen-action-via-the-androgen-receptor-in-neurons-within-the-brain-positively-regulates-muscle-mass-in-male-mice
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Rachel A Davey, Michele V Clarke, Patricia K Russell, Kesha Rana, Jane Seto, Kelly N Roeszler, Jackie M Y How, Ling Yeong Chia, Kathryn North, Jeffrey D Zajac
Although it is well established that exogenous androgens have anabolic effects on skeletal muscle mass in humans and mice, data from muscle-specific androgen receptor (AR) knockout (ARKO) mice indicate that myocytic expression of the AR is dispensable for hind-limb muscle mass accrual in males. To identify possible indirect actions of androgens via the AR in neurons to regulate muscle, we generated neuron-ARKO mice in which the dominant DNA binding-dependent actions of the AR are deleted in neurons of the cortex, forebrain, hypothalamus, and olfactory bulb...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967682/differential-expression-of-micrornas-in-tm3-leydig-cells-of-mice-treated-with-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor
#20
Shan Gao, Chunjin Li, Ying Xu, Shuxiong Chen, Yun Zhao, Lu Chen, Yanwen Jiang, Zhuo Liu, Rong Fan, Liting Sun, Fengge Wang, Xiaoling Zhu, Jing Zhang, Xu Zhou
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin that can promote the development and proliferation of neurons. BDNF has been found to be involved in male reproduction. Leydig cells in testicular interstitial tissues can secrete testosterone in a luteinizing hormone-dependent manner. We showed that BDNF and its receptor TrkB were expressed in mice TM3 Leydig cells in the present study. Furthermore, BDNF can promote proliferation of mouse TM3 Leydig cells in vitro. Results of microRNA (miRNA) deep sequencing showed that BDNF can alter the expression profile of miRNAs in TM3 Leydig cells...
October 2, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
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