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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334206/decreased-expression-of-arginine-phenylalanine-amide-related-peptide-3-gene-in-dorsomedial-hypothalamic-nucleus-of-constant-light-exposure-model-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Zahra Shaaban, Mohammad Reza Jafarzadeh Shirazi, Mohammad Hossein Nooranizadeh, Amin Tamadon, Farhad Rahmanifar, Somayeh Ahmadloo, Amin Ramezani, Mohammad Javad Zamiri, Iman Razeghian Jahromi, Fatemeh Sabet Sarvestani, Omid Koohi Hosseinabadi
Background: An abnormality in pulse amplitude and frequency of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion is the most characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). On the other hand, arginine-phenylalanine-amide (RFamide)-related peptide-3 (RFRP3) inhibits the secretion of GnRH in mammalian hypothalamus. The current study performed in order to investigate the expression of RFRP3 mRNA in the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus (DMH) after the induction of PCOS in a rat model of constant light exposure, and the possible role of parity on occurrence of PCOS...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322009/improvement-of-spatial-learning-and-memory-cortical-gyrification-patterns-and-brain-oxidative-stress-markers-in-diabetic-rats-treated-with-ficus-deltoidea-leaf-extract-and-vitexin
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S Nurdiana, Y M Goh, A Hafandi, S M Dom, A Nur Syimal'ain, N M Noor Syaffinaz, M Ebrahimi
Despite the fact that Ficus deltoidea and vitexin played important roles in controlling hyperglycemia, an effective mitigation strategy dealing with cognitive deficit observed in diabetes, little is known about its neuroprotective effects. The study is aimed to determine changes in behavioral, gyrification patterns and brain oxidative stress markers in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats following F. deltoidea and vitexin treatments. Diabetic rats were treated orally with metformin, methanolic extract of F...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320952/fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-is-associated-with-disability-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Riley Bove, Brain C Healy, Alexander Musallam, Pejvak Soltany, Camilo Diaz-Cruz, Neda Sattarnezhad, Bonnie I Glanz, Pia Kivisäkk, Karen K Miller, Tanuja Chitnis
BACKGROUND: Increased adiposity is a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS) and is associated with increased disability scores. Adipokines may mediate the effects of adiposity on MS disease course. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the association between the adipokines (leptin and fatty acid binding protein-4, FABP4) and clinical course in individuals with MS. METHODS: Subjects (18-65 years) with relapsing-remitting MS or clinically isolated syndrome and <10 year disease duration were selected from a longitudinal clinical study...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290022/omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-with-lithium-and-aripiprazole-for-improving-the-balance-of-circulating-hormones-and-brain-neurotransmitters-in-manic-mice-model
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Pandiyan Arunagiri, Elumalai Balamurugan, Murugesan Saravanakumar, Mackraj Irene
The present study was designed to evaluate the combined effect of lithium and aripiprazole supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids in methylphenidate (MPD)-induced manic mice. Swiss albino mice were administered with MPD or saline for 14 days, and based on changes in behavioral activities animals were treated with lithium, aripiprazole, and omega-3 fatty acids from the 8th day. Behavioral patterns were analyzed by video tracking. Thyroxine, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone levels were assayed in serum using ELISA kits...
December 30, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288708/pattern-of-aromatase-mrna-expression-in-the-brain-of-a-weakly-electric-fish-apteronotus-leptorhynchus
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Katherine Shaw, Rüdiger Krahe
Aromatase is a steroidogenic enzyme involved in the conversion of testosterone into estradiol. Teleosts are unique among vertebrates in possessing two distinct aromatase genes that show different expression patterns within the body. Since the brain is the essential organ underlying the control of behavior, an understanding of the expression pattern of aromatase in the brain can help to identify neural circuits and behaviors that are most likely to be affected by aromatase activity. In addition, identifying species differences in aromatase expression in the brain can further our understanding of divergence in behaviors regulated by local estradiol production and estrogen signaling...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280252/sex-hormones-in-alcohol-consumption-a-systematic-review-of-evidence
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Almila Erol, Ada M-C Ho, Stacey J Winham, Victor M Karpyak
Sex hormones play an important role in establishing sex-distinctive brain structural and functional variations that could contribute to the sex differences in alcohol consumption behavior. Here, we systematically reviewed articles that studied sex hormone impacts on alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder (AUD). An extensive literature search conducted in MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus and CINAHL databases identified 776 articles, which were then evaluated for pre-specified criteria for relevance and quality assurance...
December 27, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248633/effects-of-non-contingent-cocaine-on-3alpha-androstanediol-i-disruption-of-male-sexual-behavior
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Amy S Kohtz, Alicia A Walf, Cheryl A Frye
One of the hallmarks of drug abuse is a reduction in the salience of, and motivation for, natural rewards, such as mating. The effects of psychostimulants on male sexual interest and performance are conflicting; use of psychostimulants can produce increases in risky sexual behaviors but have detrimental effects on sexual ability. We hypothesize that these conflicting effects on sexual behavior are due to interactions between cocaine and androgens, such as testosterone and its neuroactive metabolite, 3α-androstanediol (3α-diol)...
December 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237414/isogenic-mice-exhibit-sexually-dimorphic-dna-methylation-patterns-across-multiple-tissues
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Helen McCormick, Paul E Young, Suzy S J Hur, Keith Booher, Hunter Chung, Jennifer E Cropley, Eleni Giannoulatou, Catherine M Suter
BACKGROUND: Cytosine methylation is a stable epigenetic modification of DNA that plays an important role in both normal physiology and disease. Most diseases exhibit some degree of sexual dimorphism, but the extent to which epigenetic states are influenced by sex is understudied and poorly understood. To address this deficit we studied DNA methylation patterns across multiple reduced representation bisulphite sequencing datasets (from liver, heart, brain, muscle and spleen) derived from isogenic male and female mice...
December 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230619/neuroanatomical-and-molecular-correlates-of-cognitive-and-behavioural-outcomes-in-hypogonadal-males
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O B Akinola, M O Gabriel
Robust epidemiological, clinical and laboratory evidence supports emerging roles for the sex steroids in such domains as neurodevelopment, behaviour, learning and cognition. Regions of the mammalian brain that are involved in cognitive development and memory do not only express the classical nuclear androgen receptor, but also the non-genomic membrane receptor, which is a G protein-coupled receptor that mediates some rapid effects of the androgens on neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Under physiological conditions, hippocampal neurons do express the enzyme aromatase, and therefore actively aromatize testosterone to oestradiol...
December 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226703/sex-differences-in-the-relationship-between-global-advantage-lateralization-and-inter-hemispheric-connectivity-in-a-navon-paradigm
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Belinda Pletzer, TiAnni Harris
Sex, stimulus material and attention condition have previously been related to global advantage (faster responses to global targets than to local targets), as well as lateralization during global-local processing. It is presumed that the lateralization of brain functions is either related to the inhibitory influence of the dominant on the non-dominant hemisphere or reduced excitation between hemispheres. However, a direct relationship between the global advantage and lateralization, as well as inter-hemispheric connectivity has not been previously established...
December 10, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221813/neonatal-programming-with-testosterone-propionate-reduces-dopamine-transporter-expression-in-nucleus-accumbens-and-methylphenidate-induced-locomotor-activity-in-adult-female-rats
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Tatiana Dib, Jonathan Martínez-Pinto, Miguel Reyes-Parada, Gonzalo E Torres, Ramón Sotomayor-Zárate
Research in programming is focused on the study of stimuli that alters sensitive periods in development, such as prenatal and neonatal stages, that can produce long-term deleterious effects. These effects can occur in various organs or tissues such as the brain, affecting brain circuits and related behaviors. Our laboratory has demonstrated that neonatal programming with sex hormones affects the mesocorticolimbic circuitry, increasing the synthesis and release of dopamine (DA) in striatum and nucleus accumbens (NAcc)...
December 5, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216311/amelioration-of-sexual-behavior-and-motor-activity-deficits-in-a-castrated-rodent-model-with-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-2f
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Megumi Morimoto, Yuichiro Amano, Masahiro Oka, Ayako Harada, Hisashi Fujita, Yukiko Hikichi, Ryuichi Tozawa, Masuo Yamaoka, Takahito Hara
Sarcopenia and cachexia present characteristic features of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength, anorexia, and lack of motivation. Treatments for these diseases have not yet been established, although selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are considered as therapeutic targets. We previously reported that a novel SARM compound, SARM-2f, exhibits anabolic effect on muscles, with less stimulatory effect on prostate weight compared with testosterone, in rat Hershberger assays and cancer cachexia models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214729/finasteride-inhibited-brain-dopaminergic-system-and-open-field-behaviors-in-adolescent-male-rats
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Li Li, Yun-Xiao Kang, Xiao-Ming Ji, Ying-Kun Li, Shuang-Cheng Li, Xiang-Jian Zhang, Hui-Xian Cui, Ge-Ming Shi
AIMS: Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Because androgen regulates dopaminergic system in the brain, it could be hypothesized that finasteride may inhibit dopaminergic system. The present study therefore investigates the effects of finasteride in adolescent and early developmental rats on dopaminergic system, including contents of dopamine and its metabolites (dihydroxy phenyl acetic acid and homovanillic acid) and tyrosine hydroxylase expressions both at gene and protein levels...
December 6, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211317/neurobiology-of-gender-identity-and-sexual-orientation
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Charles E Roselli
Sexual identity and sexual orientation are independent components of a person's sexual identity. These dimensions are most often in harmony with each other and with an individual's genital sex, but not always. This review discusses the relationship of sexual identity and sexual orientation to prenatal factors that act to shape the development of the brain and the expression of sexual behaviors in animals and humans. One major influence discussed relates to organizational effects that the early hormone environment exerts on both gender identity and sexual orientation...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203165/sex-hormone-levels-in-the-brain-of-d-aspartate-treated-rats
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Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, Alessandra Santillo, Sara Falvo, Gabriella Chieffi Baccari, Massimo Venditti, Federica Di Giacomo Russo, Monica Lispi, Antimo D'Aniello
d-Aspartate (d-Asp) is an endogenous amino acid present in the central nervous system and endocrine glands of various animal taxa. d-Asp is implicated in neurotransmission, physiology of learning, and memory processes. In gonads, it plays a crucial role in sex hormone synthesis. We have investigated the effects of chronic (30 days d-Asp drinking solution) and acute (i.p. injection of 2μmol/g bw d-Asp) treatments on sex steroid synthesis in rat brain. Furthermore, to verify the direct effect of d-Asp on neurosteroidogenic enzyme activities, brain homogenates were incubated with different substrates (cholesterol, progesterone, or testosterone) with or without the addition of d-Asp...
December 1, 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200993/brain-sexual-differentiation-and-requirement-of-sry-why-or-why-not
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REVIEW
Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Brain sexual differentiation is orchestrated by precise coordination of sex steroid hormones. In some species, programming of select male brain regions is dependent upon aromatization of testosterone to estrogen. In mammals, these hormones surge during the organizational and activational periods that occur during perinatal development and adulthood, respectively. In various fish and reptiles, incubation temperature during a critical embryonic period results in male or female sexual differentiation, but this can be overridden in males by early exposure to estrogenic chemicals...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195161/prenatal-and-pubertal-testosterone-affect-brain-lateralization
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T Beking, R H Geuze, M van Faassen, I P Kema, B P C Kreukels, T G G Groothuis
After decades of research, the influence of prenatal testosterone on brain lateralization is still elusive, whereas the influence of pubertal testosterone on functional brain lateralization has not been investigated, although there is increasing evidence that testosterone affects the brain in puberty. We performed a longitudinal study, investigating the relationship between prenatal testosterone concentrations in amniotic fluid, pubertal testosterone concentrations in saliva, and brain lateralization (measured with functional Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (fTCD)) of the Mental Rotation, Chimeric Faces and Word Generation tasks...
November 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186291/sex-differences-in-the-behavioral-desensitization-of-water-intake-observed-after-repeated-central-injections-of-angiotensin-ii
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Jessica Santollo, K Linnea Volcko, Derek Daniels
Previous in vivo and in vitro studies demonstrate that the angiotensin type 1 receptor rapidly desensitizes after exposure to angiotensin II (AngII). Behaviorally, this likely underlies the reduced drinking observed after acute repeated central injections of AngII. To date, this phenomenon has been studied exclusively in male subjects. Because there are sex differences in the dipsogenic potency of AngII, we hypothesized that sex differences also exist in desensitization caused by AngII. As expected, when male rats were pretreated with AngII, they drank less water after a test injection of AngII than did rats pretreated with vehicle...
November 24, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184488/brain-maturation-cognition-and-voice-pattern-in-a-gender-dysphoria-case-under-pubertal-suppression
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Maiko A Schneider, Poli M Spritzer, Bianca Machado Borba Soll, Anna M V Fontanari, Marina Carneiro, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Angelo B Costa, Dhiordan C da Silva, Karine Schwarz, Maurício Anes, Silza Tramontina, Maria I R Lobato
Introduction: Gender dysphoria (GD) (DMS-5) is a condition marked by increasing psychological suffering that accompanies the incongruence between one's experienced or expressed gender and one's assigned gender. Manifestation of GD can be seen early on during childhood and adolescence. During this period, the development of undesirable sexual characteristics marks an acute suffering of being opposite to the sex of birth. Pubertal suppression with gonadotropin releasing hormone analogs (GnRHa) has been proposed for these individuals as a reversible treatment for postponing the pubertal development and attenuating psychological suffering...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183245/variation-in-practice-pattern-of-male-hypogonadism-a-comparative-analysis-of-primary-care-urology-endocrinology-and-hiv-specialists
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Yash S Khandwala, Omer A Raheem, Mir Amaan Ali, Tung-Chin Hsieh
The objective of the current study was to measure the adherence of guideline-based evaluation and treatment of hypogonadism by medical specialty. A retrospective review was performed analyzing patients from a single academic institution within the past 10 years. The cohort of 193 men was grouped according to medical specialty of the diagnosing physician (50 urology, 49 primary care, 44 endocrinology, and 50 HIV medicine). Adherence to guidelines was assessed using the Endocrine Society's criteria. Primary care patients were older compared to the rest of the cohort ( p < ...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
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