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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104355/allopregnanolone-induces-state-dependent-fear-via-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis
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Gillian M Acca, Abel S Mathew, Jingji Jin, Stephen Maren, Naomi Nagaya
Gonadal steroids and their metabolites have been shown to be important modulators of emotional behavior. Allopregnanolone (ALLO), for example, is a metabolite of progesterone that has been linked to anxiety-related disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder. In rodents, it has been shown to reduce anxiety in a number of behavioral paradigms including Pavlovian fear conditioning. We have recently found that expression of conditioned contextual (but not auditory) freezing in rats can be suppressed by infusion of ALLO into the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST)...
January 16, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099131/turner-syndrome-and-pituitary-adenomas-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Tiffany Yeh, Angela Ganan Soto, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Lisa Swartz Topor
BACKGROUND: Turner syndrome (TS) is the most common sex chromosome abnormality in females, typically associated with primary amenorrhea and premature ovarian failure due to gonadal dysgenesis. The association of TS with hypopituitarism is an uncommon finding. The objective of the study was to describe an adolescent with TS with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and subsequent hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. CASE PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old female with primary amenorrhea was diagnosed with TS based on karyotype 45,XO...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096421/rfamide-related-peptide-3-rfrp-3-suppresses-sexual-maturation-in-a-eusocial-mammal
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Diana E Peragine, Martha Pokarowski, Lucia Mendoza-Viveros, Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Hai-Ying M Cheng, George E Bentley, Melissa M Holmes
Neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying social inhibition of puberty are not well understood. Here, we use a model exhibiting the most profound case of pubertal suppression among mammals to explore a role for RFamide-related peptide-3 [RFRP-3; mammalian ortholog to gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH)] in neuroendocrine control of reproductive development. Naked mole rats (NMRs) live in sizable colonies where breeding is monopolized by two to four dominant animals, and no other members exhibit signs of puberty throughout their lives unless they are removed from the colony...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095800/diet-gonadal-sex-and-sex-chromosome-complement-influence-white-adipose-tissue-mirna-expression
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Jenny C Link, Yehudit Hasin-Brumshtein, Rita M Cantor, Xuqi Chen, Arthur P Arnold, Aldons J Lusis, Karen Reue
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression by targeting specific mRNA species for degradation or interfering with translation. Specific miRNAs are key regulators of adipogenesis, and are expressed at different levels in adipose tissue from lean and obese mice. The degree of lipid accumulation and distribution of white adipose tissue differs between males and females, and it is unknown whether sex differences in adipose tissue-specific miRNA expression may contribute to this dimorphism...
January 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090714/transplantation-of-cd51-stem-leydig-cells-a-new-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-testosterone-deficiency
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Zhi Jun Zang, Jiancheng Wang, Zhihong Chen, Yan Zhang, Yong Gao, Zhijian Su, Ying Tuo, Yan Liao, Min Zhang, Qunfang Yuan, Chunhua Deng, Mei Hua Jiang, Andy Peng Xiang
Stem Leydig cell (SLC) transplantation could provide a new strategy for treating the testosterone deficiency. Our previous study demonstrated that CD51 (also called integrin αv) might be a putative cell surface marker for SLCs, but the physiological function and efficacy of CD51(+) SLCs treatment remain unclear. Here, we explore the potential therapeutic benefits of CD51(+) SLCs transplantation and whether these transplanted cells can be regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. CD51(+) cells were isolated from the testes of 12-weeks-old C57BL/6 mice, and we showed that such cells expressed SLC markers and that they were capable of self-renewal, extensive proliferation, and differentiation into multiple mesenchymal cell lineages and LCs in vitro...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089368/the-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-for-youth-with-epilepsy-basic-biological-sociological-and-psychological-issues
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Peter Camfield, Carol Camfield, Kanetee Busiah, David Cohen, Alison Pack, Rima Nabbout
Transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with epilepsy is challenging for the patient, family, and health care workers. This paper is the first of three that summarize the main findings from the 2nd Symposium on Transition in Epilepsies, held in Paris from June 14-25, 2016. In this paper we describe five basic themes that have an important effect on transition. First, there are important brain changes in adolescence that leave an imbalance between risk taking and pleasure seeking behaviors and frontal executive function compared with adults...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087300/mutual-regulation-by-gnrh-and-kisspeptin-of-their-receptor-expression-and-its-impact-on-the-gene-expression-of-gonadotropin-subunits
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Tselmeg Mijiddorj, Haruhiko Kanasaki, Unurjargal Sukhbaatar, Aki Oride, Tomomi Hara, Satoru Kyo
Hypothalamic kisspeptin plays a pivotal role in the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis by stimulating gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release into the portal circulation, with the subsequent release of gonadotropins. Kisspeptin and its receptor, the kisspeptin 1 receptor (Kiss1R), are also expressed in the pituitary gland. This study demonstrates the interaction between GnRH and kisspeptin within the pituitary gonadotrophs by altering their individual receptor expression. Our results show that kisspeptin and Kiss1R are expressed in the mouse pituitary gonadotroph cell line LβT2...
January 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077765/acute-embryonic-anoxia-exposure-favours-the-development-of-a-dominant-and-aggressive-phenotype-in-adult-zebrafish
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Catherine M Ivy, Cayleih E Robertson, Nicholas J Bernier
Eutrophication and climate change are increasing the incidence of severe hypoxia in fish nursery habitats, yet the programming effects of hypoxia on stress responsiveness in later life are poorly understood. In this study, to investigate whether early hypoxia alters the developmental trajectory of the stress response, zebrafish embryos were exposed to 4 h of anoxia at 36 h post-fertilization and reared to adults when the responses to secondary stressors were assessed. While embryonic anoxia did not affect basal cortisol levels or the cortisol response to hypoxia in later life, it had a marked effect on the responses to a social stressor...
January 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077499/dynamic-gnrh-and-hcg-testing-establishment-of-new-diagnostic-reference-levels
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A Kirstine Bang, Loa Nordkap, Kristian Almstrup, Lærke Priskorn, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anders Juul, Niels Joergensen
: 1. OBJECTIVE: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation-tests may be used to evaluate the pituitary and testicular capacity. Our aim was to evaluate changes in follicular-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and Testosterone after GnRH and hCG stimulation in healthy men, and assess the impact of six single nucleotide polymorphisms on the responses. 2. DESIGN: GnRH- and hCG-stimulation tests were performed on 77 healthy men, 18-40 years (reference group) at a specialized andrology referral center...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073130/testosterone-plasma-concentration-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-male-hypertensive-patients
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Gian Piero Carnevale Schianca, Gian Paolo Fra, Fabio Brustia, Mattia Bellan, Alice Pirovano, Alessandro Gualerzi, Michela Gentile, Antonello Gibbin, Mirta Menegatti, Ettore Bartoli, Mario Pirisi
Background: Low testosterone levels are a common finding among men with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and are inversely related to insulin resistance. Whether this relationship holds true in patients with hypertension, but normal glucose tolerance or prediabetes, is unclear. Methods: We recruited 87 male outpatients with essential arterial hypertension, aged 35-70 years. Anthropometric data were collected, an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) performed, and the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) score calculated...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058714/a-phytotherapic-approach-to-reduce-sperm-dna-fragmentation-in-patients-with-male-infertility
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Marco Capece, Giuseppe Romeo, Antonio Ruffo, Leo Romis, Salvatore Mordente, Giovanni Di Lauro
INTRODUCTION: Infertility affects 50 to 80 million (between 8 and 12% of couples). Male factor is a cause of infertility in almost half of the cases, mainly due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. DNA fragmentation is now considered an important factor in the aetiology of male infertility. We studied the effects on semen analysis and on DNA fragmentation of in vivo admnistration of Myo-Inositol and Tribulus Terrestris plus Alga Ecklonia plus Biovis (Tradafertil; Tradapharma Sagl, Swizerland) in men with previously diagnosed male infertility...
December 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056997/human-lh-and-hcg-stimulate-differently-the-early-signalling-pathways-but-result-in-equal-testosterone-synthesis-in-mouse-leydig-cells-in-vitro
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Laura Riccetti, Francesco De Pascali, Lisa Gilioli, Francesco Potì, Lavinia Beatrice Giva, Marco Marino, Simonetta Tagliavini, Tommaso Trenti, Flaminia Fanelli, Marco Mezzullo, Uberto Pagotto, Manuela Simoni, Livio Casarini
BACKGROUND: Human luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are glycoprotein hormones regulating development and reproductive functions by acting on the same receptor (LHCGR). We compared the LH and hCG activity in gonadal cells from male mouse in vitro, i.e. primary Leydig cells, which is a common tool used for gonadotropin bioassay. Murine Leydig cells are naturally expressing the murine LH receptor (mLhr), which binds human LH/hCG. METHODS: Cultured Leydig cells were treated by increasing doses of recombinant LH and hCG, and cell signaling, gene expression and steroid synthesis were evaluated...
January 5, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053584/effect-of-cynomorium-total-flavone-on-depression-model-of-perimenopausal-rat
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Mingsan Miao, Xiaoli Yan, Lin Guo, Pengfei Li
PURPOSE: To observe the effect of cynomorium total flavone on the depression model of perimenopausal rat and to analyze the action characteristics of cynomorium total flavone on depression of rat with perimenopausal syndrome. METHOD: Duplicate the model of rat with perimenopausal depression based on the combined method of incomplete castration and chronic stimulation, and keep drug administration for 35d. And then measure related behavior indicators and the change of biochemical index level in serum and brains; measure the estrogen/androgen receptor (ER/AR) in related tissues and the ERmRNA expression in hypothalamus...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050466/a-rare-case-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-in-a-preterm-infant
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Asieh Mosallanejad, Shahrzad Tabatabai, Marjan Shakiba, Mohammad Reza Alaei, Hedieh Saneifard
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a rare disease among preterm infants. This syndrome was first described in 1985 in four infants with a gestational age of <30 weeks. Several explanations for this syndrome have been suggested namely the immaturity of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis, lack of negative feedback, increased sensitivity of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) receptors due to mutation and high level of estradiol. In this report, a case of hyperstimulation syndrome in a newborn with gestational age of 30 weeks is presented and the probable mechanisms in the literature are discussed...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043700/prenatal-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-and-disruption-of-adrenal-androgens-and-glucocorticoids-levels-in-cord-blood-the-hokkaido-study
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Atsuko Araki, Takahiko Mitsui, Houman Goudarzi, Tamie Nakajima, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Itoh, Seiko Sasaki, Kazutoshi Cho, Kimihiko Moriya, Nobuo Shinohara, Katsuya Nonomura, Reiko Kishi
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is known for its endocrine disrupting properties. We previously demonstrated that prenatal DEHP exposure is associated with decreased progesterone levels and testosterone/estradiol ratio in the cord blood. However, evidence of the effects of prenatal DEHP exposure on adrenal androgen and glucocorticoids in infants is scarce. Thus, the objectives of this study were to investigate the association between prenatal DEHP exposure and adrenal androgen and glucocorticoids, and to discuss its effects on steroid hormone profiles in infants...
December 30, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039834/disruption-of-sex-hormone-levels-and-steroidogenic-related-gene-expression-on-mongolia-racerunner-eremias-argus-after-exposure-to-triadimefon-and-its-enantiomers
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Jitong Li, Jing Chang, Wei Li, Baoyuan Guo, Jianzhong Li, Huili Wang
Triadimefon (TF) is a widely used chiral fungicide with one chiral centre and two enantiomers (TF1 and TF2). However, little is reported about the ecological toxicity of reptiles on an enantioselective level. TF is a potential endocrine disruptor that may interfere with sex steroid hormones, such as testosterone (T) and 17beta-estradiol (E2). In our study, the lizards Mongolia Racerunner (Eremias argus) were orally exposed to TF and its enantiomers for 21 days. Plasma sex steroid hormones and steroidogenic-related genes, including 17-beta-hydroxysteroid (hsd17β), cytochrome P450 enzymes (cyp19 and cyp17), and steroid hormone receptors (erα and Ar) were evaluated...
December 22, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033664/why-boys-will-be-boys-and-girls-will-be-girls-human-sex-development-and-its-defects
#17
REVIEW
Wassim Eid, Anna Biason-Lauber
Among the most defining events of an individual's life, is the development of a human embryo into male or a female. The phenotypic sex of an individual depends on the type of gonad that develops in the embryo, a process which itself is determined by the genetic setting of the individual. The development of the gonads is different from any other organ, as they possess the potential to differentiate into two functionally distinct organs, testes, or ovaries. Sex development can be divided into two distinctive processes, "sex determination," which is the commitment of the undifferentiated gonad into either a testis or an ovary, a process that is genetically programmed in a critically timed manner and "sex differentiation," which takes place through hormones produced by the gonads, once the developmental sex determination decision has been made...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part C, Embryo Today: Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033662/sociocultural-aspects-of-disorders-of-sex-development
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REVIEW
Annastasia Ediati, Nani Maharani, Agustini Utari
Disorders of sex development (DSD) is a congenital condition in which the development of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, and reproductive structures are atypical. DSD brings with it a psychological impact on the affected individual and their families. The consensus statement on management of DSD strongly advised an integrated and multidisciplinary approach in providing care to the affected individuals. Studies have been conducted focusing on medical intervention, and more recently, there is increasing attention paid to psychological aspects of DSD...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part C, Embryo Today: Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032206/ovarian-adrenal-rest-tumors-undetected-by-imaging-studies-and-identified-at-surgery-in-three-females-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-unresponsive-to-increased-hormone-therapy-dosage
#19
Hua-Dong Chen, Li-E Huang, Zhi-Hai Zhong, Zhe Su, Hong Jiang, Jing Zeng, Jun-Cheng Liu
Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have a predisposition for developing adrenal rest tumors. In contrast to testicular adrenal rest tumors, ovarian adrenal rest tumors are less common, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. This report presents three Chinese female congenital adrenal hyperplasia patients (9 to 15 years of age) with small ectopic adrenal cortical nodules that were not detected by imaging but were diagnosed at surgery. All three patients developed virilization with elevation of 17- hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, and androgen levels despite receiving maximum adrenal hormone replacement therapy...
December 28, 2016: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027508/quizalofop-p-ethyl-exposure-increases-estrogen-axis-activity-in-male-and-slightly-decreases-estrogen-axis-activity-in-female-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#20
Li-Zhen Zhu, Su-Zhen Qi, Fang-Jie Cao, Xi-Yan Mu, Yang Yang, Chengju Wang
The herbicide Quizalofop-P-ethyl (QpE) exerts toxic effects in fish, but limited information is currently available on its effects on the endocrine system. In the current study, adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed to different concentrations (0, 2, 20, 200μg/L) of QpE for 30days. In males, QpE exposure significantly increased plasma estradiol (E2) and vitellogenin (VTG) levels, concomitant with up-regulation of hepatic esr1 and vtg gene expression. In females, plasma sex hormone levels and VTG concentrations were not altered significantly, but an increased expression of hepatic esr1 in addition to decreased expression of hepatic vtg, esr2a and esr2b was observed...
December 12, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
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