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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791179/-virilization-as-demonstration-of-hypertestosteronism-by-ovarian-tumor-case-report
#1
Michal Mokáň, František Nehaj, Juraj Sokol, Peter Vaňuga, Marián Mokáň
Hypertestosteronism as part of hyperandrogenic states in women is generally defined as abundance of male hormones (in this case abundance of testosterone). Spectrum of clinical symptoms include menstrual disorders, amenorrhoea, different range of hirsutism and virilization. Statistically, most androgen secreting tumors are ovarian aetiology (testosterone secreting tumors located in suprarenal gland are very rare). This rare tumor may produce excess amounts of testosterone, as well as its precursor androstenedione...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790086/testosterone-mediated-activation-of-androgenic-signalling-sustains-in-vitro-the-transformed-and-radioresistant-phenotype-of-rhabdomyosarcoma-cell-lines
#2
S Giannattasio, F Megiorni, V Di Nisio, A Del Fattore, R Fontanella, S Camero, C Antinozzi, C Festuccia, G L Gravina, S Cecconi, C Dominici, L Di Luigi, C Ciccarelli, P De Cesaris, A Riccioli, B M Zani, A Lenzi, R G Pestell, A Filippini, C Crescioli, V Tombolini, F Marampon
PURPOSE: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in childhood, rarely affects adults, preferring male. RMS expresses the receptor for androgen (AR) and responds to androgen; however, the molecular action of androgens on RMS is unknown. METHODS: Herein, testosterone (T) effects were tested in embryonal (ERMS) and alveolar (ARMS) RMS cell lines, by performing luciferase reporter assay, RT-PCR, and western blotting experiments. RNA interference experiments or bicalutamide treatment was performed to assess the specific role of AR...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783655/gdf11-modulates-ca-2-dependent-smad2-3-signaling-to-prevent-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy
#3
Javier Duran, Mayarling Francisca Troncoso, Daniel Lagos, Sebastian Ramos, Gabriel Marin, Manuel Estrada
Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), a member of the transforming growth factor-β family, has been shown to act as a negative regulator in cardiac hypertrophy. Ca2+ signaling modulates cardiomyocyte growth; however, the role of Ca2+ -dependent mechanisms in mediating the effects of GDF11 remains elusive. Here, we found that GDF11 induced intracellular Ca2+ increases in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes and that this response was blocked by chelating the intracellular Ca2+ with BAPTA-AM or by pretreatment with inhibitors of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP₃) pathway...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781039/sex-dependent-association-of-circulating-sex-steroids-and-pituitary-hormones-with-treatment-free-survival-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients
#4
Eric P Allain, Karin Venzl, Patrick Caron, Véronique Turcotte, David Simonyan, Michaela Gruber, Trang Le, Eric Lévesque, Chantal Guillemette, Katrina Vanura
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is not considered a hormone-regulated cancer although sex is a recognized risk factor with men more frequently diagnosed and developing progressive disease. We hypothesized that variable hormonal exposure may have a sexually dimorphic influence on treatment-free survival (TFS). In 156 CLL cases, we quantitatively profiled 29 circulating steroids (progesterone, adrenal precursors, androgens, estrogens, and catechol estrogens) as well as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777728/testosterone-induced-downregulation-of-migration-and-proliferation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-by-androgen-receptor-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
#5
Aulona Gaba, Mario Mairhofer, Zyhdi Zhegu, Nadja Leditznig, Ladislaus Szabo, Walter Tschugguel, Christian Schneeberger, Iveta Yotova
Recent research has emphasized the potential unfavorable effects of declining testosterone (T) levels in men and the putative beneficial effect of androgen therapy in select women. Some controversy surrounding the mechanism of action and the effects of T on endothelium remains. In this study, we evaluated the mechanism of T action on pooled primary Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) of mixed gender by focusing on two important processes, proliferation and migration. In our in vitro model system, we found that only the supra-physiological dose of T affected these two processes irrespective of the ratio of male to female cells in the pools...
May 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777495/ameliorative-effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-phthalate-and-bisphenol-a-reprotoxicity-during-pregnancy-in-rats
#6
Islam M Saadeldin, Mohamed A Hussein, Aida Hamid Suleiman, Mahmoud G Abohassan, Mona M Ahmed, Amr A Moustafa, Abdullah F Moumen, Ayman Abdel-Aziz Swelum
Phthalates (such as DEHP) and bisphenol A (BPA) are widely used chemicals in plastics manufacturing and exert public health concerns as endocrine disrupters. This study was designed to investigate the deleterious effect of DEHP and BPA on endocrine profile of pregnant female rats and the combined treatment with ginseng extract (Panax ginseng). Seventy-two pregnant rats were divided into six groups (control, ginseng, DEHP, BPA, Gin + DEHP, and Gin + BPA), 12 females per each group. The drugs were supplemented from pregnancy day 0 until day 20...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777382/mood-sexuality-and-relational-intimacy-after-starting-androgen-deprivation-therapy-implications-for-couples
#7
Lauren M Walker, Pablo Santos-Iglesias, John Robinson
BACKGROUND: Patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a common treatment for prostate cancer, report significant declines in quality of life and detrimental impact on their intimate relationships. ADT depresses a man's testosterone to castrate levels, leading to declines in sexual function, and changes in mood. These changes can have profound impact on couples' intimate relationships. METHOD: Patients undergoing ADT, and their consenting partners, were followed on a variety of outcomes relating to mood, sexual changes, and relational intimacy...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777228/effects-of-clomiphene-citrate-on-male-obesity-associated-hypogonadism-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#8
Andressa Heimbecher Soares, Nidia Celeste Horie, Lucas Augusto Piccinin Chiang, Bruno Caramelli, Mariana Gomes Matheus, Alexandre Holthausen Campos, Luciana Cavalheiro Marti, Fernanda Agostini Rocha, Marcio C Mancini, Elaine Maria Frade Costa, Cintia Cercato
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes secondary hypogonadism (HG) in men. Standard testosterone (T) replacement therapy improves metabolic parameters but leads to infertility. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment of adult men with male obesity-associated secondary hypogonadism (MOSH). DESIGN: Single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-eight men aged 36.5 ± 7...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776756/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-is-a-biomarker-associated-with-nonvertebral-fracture-in-men-on-dialysis-therapy
#9
Jasna Aleksova, Phillip Wong, Robert McLachlan, Kay Weng Choy, Peter R Ebeling, Frances Milat, Grahame J Elder
Gonadal hormones impact bone health and higher values of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) have been independently associated with fracture risk in men without chronic kidney disease. People with chronic kidney disease have a greatly increased fracture risk, and gonadal dysfunction is common in men receiving dialysis treatment. Nevertheless, in these men the effect of gonadal steroids and SHBG on bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk is unknown. Here we investigate relationships between gonadal steroids, SHBG, BMD and fracture in men on long-term dialysis therapy, awaiting kidney or simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation...
May 15, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774669/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-testosterone-deficiency
#10
REVIEW
Sung Dong Kim, Kyu Sup Cho
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation. OSA in middle-aged men is often associated with decreased testosterone secretion, together with obesity and aging. Although OSA treatment does not reliably increase testosterone levels in most studies, OSA treatment with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may not only improve hypogonadism, but can also alleviate erectile/sexual dysfunction. However, because TRT may exacerbate OSA in some patients, patients should be asked about OSA symptoms before and after starting TRT...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772111/clomiphene-citrate-and-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-are-both-effective-in-restoring-testosterone-in-hypogonadism-a-short-course-randomised-study
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Mohamad Habous, Simone Giona, Alaa Tealab, Mohammed Aziz, Ben Williamson, Mohammed Nassar, Zeyad Abdelrahman, Abdallah Remeah, Mohamed Abdelkader, Saleh Binsaleh, Gordon Muir
OBJECTIVES: To compare serum testosterone response and symptom improvement in hypogonadal men in response to treatment by one of three options: clomiphene citrate(CC), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), or combination of both therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 282 hypogonadal adult, willing to preserve their fertility, were randomised in three arms treated respectively with: 50 mg of (CC) (n=95), 5000IU of hCG injections twice a week(n=94) or combination of both therapy(n=94)...
May 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771451/modulation-of-inflammatory-and-hormonal-parameters-in-response-to-testosterone-therapy-effects-on-the-ventral-prostate-of-adult-rats
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Leonardo O Mendes, Anthony C S Castilho, Cristiane F Pinho, Bianca F Gonçalvez, Eduardo M Razza, Luiz Gustavo A Chuffa, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Wellerson R Scarano, Francisco E Martinez
Testosterone is often recommended in the treatment of several aging-related conditions. However, there are still questions about the consequences of this therapy in terms of hormonal and inflammatory parameters that are crucial for prostate homeostasis.Thus, we investigate if the testosterone therapy (TT) modulates the hormone receptors and inflammatory cytokines in the ventral prostate of adult rats. Wistar rats aging 150 days were divided into two experimental groups(n = 10/group): T: received subcutaneous injections of testosterone cypionate (5mg/kg body weight) diluted in corn oil every other day for 4 weeks; and C: received corn oil as vehicle...
May 17, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770194/clinical-utility-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-genitourinary-medicine
#13
REVIEW
Jason Gandhi, Omar Seyam, Noel L Smith, Gunjan Joshi, Sohrab Vatsia, Sardar Ali Khan
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical technique which delivers oxygen at ambient pressures to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the blood and oxygen distribution to tissues. There are several beneficial properties of HBOT concomitant with elevated oxygen distribution in tissue including anti-inflammation, angiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor proliferation, augmented fibroblast activity through fibroblast growth factor proliferation, tissue and wound repair, enhancement of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, increased male testosterone secretion, and bactericidal activity...
January 2018: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768628/androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-a-review
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Rafael Loch Batista, Elaine M Frade Costa, Andresa de Santi Rodrigues, Nathalia Lisboa Gomes, José Antonio Faria, Mirian Y Nishi, Ivo Jorge Prado Arnhold, Sorahia Domenice, Berenice Bilharinho de Mendonca
Androgenic insensitivity syndrome is the most common cause of disorders of sexual differentiation in 46,XY individuals. It results from alterations in the androgen receptor gene, leading to a frame of hormonal resistance, which may present clinically under 3 phenotypes: complete (CAIS), partial (PAIS) or mild (MAIS). The androgen receptor gene has 8 exons and 3 domains, and allelic variants in this gene occur in all domains and exons, regardless of phenotype, providing a poor genotype - phenotype correlation in this syndrome...
March 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766538/chronic-exposure-to-cannabidiol-induces-reproductive-toxicity-in-male-swiss-mice
#15
Renata K Carvalho, Monaliza L Santos, Maingredy R Souza, Thiago L Rocha, Francisco S Guimarães, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Renata Mazaro-Costa
Children and adults with frequent and severe episodes of epilepsy that do not respond to standard treatments (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin and valproate) have long been prescribed cannabidiol (CBD) as an anticonvulsant drug. However, the safety of its chronic use in relation to reproduction has not been fully examined. This study aimed to assess the effects of chronic CBD exposure on the male reproductive system. CBD was orally administered to 21-day-old male Swiss mice at doses of 15 and 30 mg kg-1 daily (CBD 15 and 30 groups, respectively), with a control group receiving sunflower oil, for 34 consecutive days...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765521/long-term-deficiency-of-vitamin-d-in-germ-cell-testicular-cancer-survivors
#16
Lucia Nappi, Margaret Ottaviano, Pasquale Rescigno, Ladan Fazli, Martin E Gleave, Vincenzo Damiano, Sabino De Placido, Giovannella Palmieri
Background: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy significantly improved the survival of patients with germ cell testicular cancer. However, long term side effects of chemotherapy have non-negligible impact on the quality of life of these young patients, who have a long life expectancy after being successfully treated. Materials and Methods: 25-OH vitamin D, testosterone, FSH and LH of patients with testicular cancer were retrospectively evaluated and for each patient clinical information were collected...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765299/src-kinase-dependent-rapid-non-genomic-modulation-of-hippocampal-spinogenesis-induced-by-androgen-and-estrogen
#17
Mika Soma, Jonghyuk Kim, Asami Kato, Suguru Kawato
Dendritic spine is a small membranous protrusion from a neuron's dendrite that typically receives input from an axon terminal at the synapse. Memories are stored in synapses which consist of spines and presynapses. Rapid modulations of dendritic spines induced by hippocampal sex steroids, including dihydrotestosterone (DHT), testosterone (T), and estradiol (E2), are essential for synaptic plasticity. Molecular mechanisms underlying the rapid non-genomic modulation through synaptic receptors of androgen (AR) and estrogen (ER) as well as its downstream kinase signaling, however, have not been well understood...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760445/elevated-prenatal-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-reprograms-the-fetus-and-induces-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-adulthood
#18
Brooke Tata, Nour El Houda Mimouni, Anne-Laure Barbotin, Samuel A Malone, Anne Loyens, Pascal Pigny, Didier Dewailly, Sophie Catteau-Jonard, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Terhi T Piltonen, Federica Dal Bello, Claudio Medana, Vincent Prevot, Jerome Clasadonte, Paolo Giacobini
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the main cause of female infertility worldwide and corresponds with a high degree of comorbidities and economic burden. How PCOS is passed on from one generation to the next is not clear, but it may be a developmental condition. Most women with PCOS exhibit higher levels of circulating luteinizing hormone, suggestive of heightened gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release, and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as compared to healthy women. Excess AMH in utero may affect the development of the female fetus...
May 14, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759042/melatonin-prevents-and-ameliorates-lead-induced-gonadotoxicity-through-antioxidative-and-hormonal-mechanisms
#19
Luqman Aribidesi Olayaki, Isiaka Abdullateef Alagbonsi, Amin Halimat Abdulrahim, Wale Johnson Adeyemi, Muftiat Bakare, Noah Omeiza
We investigated the effects of melatonin on sperm parameters and some biochemical markers in lead-exposed male Wistar rats. Lead (50 mg/kg bw/day) and/or melatonin (4 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg bw/day) was administered for 4 weeks, while 2-week lead exposure was preceded by or followed by 2-week treatment with both doses of melatonin in other groups. Lead reduced glutathione, catalase, adjusted testes weight, semen parameters but did not change malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, and total antioxidant capacity...
January 1, 2018: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757997/tetragonia-tetragonioides-pall-kuntze-regulates-androgen-production-in-a-letrozole-induced-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-model
#20
Bo-Jeong Pyun, Hyun Yang, Eunjin Sohn, Song Yi Yu, Dongoh Lee, Dong Ho Jung, Byoung Seob Ko, Hye Won Lee
Tetragonia tetragonioides (Pall.) Kuntze (TTK) is a medicinal plant traditionally used to treat various diseases such as diabetic, inflammatory, and female-related disorders. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinological disorder in women of reproductive age, and hyperandrogenism is a prominent feature of PCOS resulting in anovulation and infertility. In this study, we investigated the effects of a TTK extract on androgen generation and regulation of steroidogenic enzymes in vitro and in vivo...
May 14, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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