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Paulina A Santander Pérez, Álvaro P Ceschin, Daniela M P de Moraes, Lucileine K S N de Oliveira, Nathan I Ceschin, Nathan Ichikawa
OBJECTIVE: To analyze progesterone and prolactin plasma levels nine days after oocyte retrieval and evaluate their correlation with pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilization cycles. To achieve pregnancy, several factors are analyzed before and during the in vitro fertilization cycle. Progesterone supplementation for adequate luteal phase support is indicated despite the presence of multiple corpus luteum in IVF stimulation cycles because of blockage caused by hypothalamic agonists and antagonists...
March 15, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Emily A Cumberledge, Cassandra Myers, Jennifer J Venditti, Curt B Dixon, Joseph L Andreacci
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a noninvasive and relatively inexpensive method of assessing body composition. Manufacturers of BIA technology recommend to avoid testing women when they perceive to be retaining water during the menstrual cycle. The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the effect of the menstrual cycle on body composition determined by contact-electrode BIA analyzers. Forty-three college-aged women volunteered to participate in this study (age=21.2 ± 1.1 years; body mass index = 24...
2018: International Journal of Exercise Science
Julie Lamy, Perrine Nogues, Lucie Combes-Soia, Guillaume Tsikis, Valérie Labas, Pascal Mermillod, Xavier Druart, Marie Saint-Dizier
The interactions between oviductal fluid (OF) proteins and spermatozoa play major roles in sperm selection, storage and capacitation before fertilization. However, only a few sperm-interacting proteins in the OF has been identified and very little is known about the regulation of sperm-oviduct interactions across the estrous cycle. Samples of bovine frozen-thawed sperm from three bulls were incubated with OF at pre-, post-ovulatory stages (Pre/Post-ov) or luteal phase (LP) of the estrous cycle (7 mg/ml proteins, treated groups), or with a protein-free media (control)...
March 14, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Mackenzie Haines, Sarah K McKinley-Barnard, Thomas L Andre, Josh J Gann, Paul S Hwang, Darryn S Willoughby
This study sought to determine if the differences in serum estradiol we have previously observed to occur during the mid-follicular (MF) and mid-luteal (ML) phases of the female menstrual cycle could be attributed to estrogen-induced receptor activation and subsequent effects on myogenic-related genes which may otherwise impact muscle regeneration in response to eccentric exercise. Twenty-two physically-active females (20.9 ± 1.4 years, 63.5 ± 9.0 kg, 1.65 ± 0.08 m) underwent an eccentric exercise bout of the knee extensors during the MF and ML phases of their 28-day menstrual cycle...
March 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Sara M Drayer, Larry R Laufer, Maureen E Farrell
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is an uncommon disease presenting with cyclical skin eruptions corresponding with the menstrual cycle luteal phase. Because symptoms are precipitated by rising progesterone levels, treatment relies on hormone suppression. CASE: A 22-year-old nulligravid woman presented with symptoms mistaken for Stevens-Johnson syndrome. A cyclic recurrence of symptoms occurred, and the diagnosis of autoimmune progesterone dermatitis was made by an intradermal progesterone challenge...
March 8, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fabian Probst, Jessika Golle, Vanda Lory, Janek S Lobmaier
The relation between testosterone and aggression has been relatively well documented in men, but it is less well understood in women. Here we assessed the relationship between salivary testosterone and reactive aggression (i.e., rejection rate for unfair offers) in the Ultimatum Game. Forty naturally cycling women were tested twice, once in the late follicular phase (around ovulation) and once during the luteal phase. Ovulation was determined using urine test strips measuring luteinizing hormone levels. Salivary samples were assayed for testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, and cortisol at both test sessions...
March 12, 2018: Aggressive Behavior
Aisha J L Munk, Aaron C Zoeller, Juergen Hennig
BACKGROUND: While several studies examined the reactivity towards negative emotional stimuli across women's menstrual cycle, only few investigated responses to positive emotional cues in association with sexual hormones on a neural level. Therefore, the aim of the current EEG-experiment was to study the differential reactivity towards positive (erotic) words during the menstrual cycle (i.e. with fluctuations in the steroids estradiol and progesterone) in the late positive potential (LPP)...
February 27, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Melanie H Jacobson, Penelope P Howards, Lyndsey A Darrow, Juliana W Meadows, James S Kesner, Jessica B Spencer, Metrecia L Terrell, Michele Marcus
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that hyperthyroid and hypothyroid women experience menstrual irregularities more often compared with euthyroid women, but reasons for this are not well-understood and studies on thyroid hormones among euthyroid women are lacking. In a prospective cohort study of euthyroid women, this study characterised the relationship between thyroid hormone concentrations and prospectively collected menstrual function outcomes. METHODS: Between 2004-2014, 86 euthyroid premenopausal women not lactating or taking hormonal medications participated in a study measuring menstrual function...
March 8, 2018: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Abigail L M Webb, Paul B Hibbard, Rick O'Gorman
Evidence suggests that females experience adaptive shifts in facial preferences across the menstrual cycle. However, recent discussions and meta-analyses suggest that these findings are equivocal. A previously unexplored question is the extent to which shifts in female preferences are modulated by hormone-dependent changes occurring in low-level vision, such as visual sensitivity. This mechanistic approach has been a novel method for investigating the extent to which complex perceptual phenomena are driven by low-level versus higher-level perceptual processes...
February 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Lauren C Houghton, Julia S Sisti, Susan E Hankinson, Jing Xie, Xia Xu, Robert N Hoover, A Heather Eliassen, Regina G Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Estrogen metabolism in premenopausal women may be related to early life body fatness. METHODS: Premenopausal women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II recalled their body fatness at ages 5, 10, and 20 years using a validated 9-level pictogram. Fifteen estrogens and estrogen metabolites (EM) were measured using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in luteal phase urines from 603 women aged 32-54 years. Geometric means of individual EM, metabolic pathway groups, and pathway ratios were examined by body fatness categories using linear mixed models...
March 6, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
I Crha, P Ventruba, E Filipinská, M Dziakova, J Žáková, M Ješeta, E Lousová, Z Papíková
OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of ovarian stimulation with LH surge blockade by medroxyprogesterone acetate or GnRH antagonist in oocytes donors. To present current options of exogenous and endogenous progestins instead of GnRH analogues to block LH surge during ovarian stimulation. DESIGN: Retrospective study of oocyte donor cycles and literature review. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk university and University Hospital Brno...
2018: Ceská Gynekologie
T D Tremaine, A A Fouladi-Nashta
The vascular changes associated with endometrial maturation in preparation for embryo implantation depend on numerous growth factors, known to regulate key angiogenic events. Primarily, the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family promotes vascular growth, whilst the angiopoietins maintain blood vessel integrity. The aim was to analyse protein levels of VEGFA ligand and receptors, Angiopoietin-1 and 2 (ANG1/2) and endothelial cell receptor tyrosine kinase (TIE-2) in the ovine endometrium in the follicular and luteal phases of the oestrus cycle and in response to ovarian steroids...
March 5, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Yi-Xuan Guo, Hai-Tao Nie, Chen-Jie Xu, Guo-Min Zhang, Ling-Wei Sun, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhen Wang, Xu Feng, Pei-Hua You, Feng Wang
The aim of this study was to determine whether nutrient restriction and arginine treatment affect energy metabolism changes and oxidative stress through the mitochondrial pathway in the ovarian tissue of ewes during the luteal phase. On days 6-15 of the estrous cycle, 24 multiparous Hu sheep (BW = 43.56 ± 1.53 kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: control group (CG; n = 6), restriction group (RG; n = 9), and l-arginine group (AG; n = 9) administered Arg treatment (or vehicle) three times per day...
February 22, 2018: Theriogenology
Barbara Lawrenz, Suzan Samir, Nicolas Garrido, Laura Melado, Nils Engelmann, Human M Fatemi
Ovarian stimulation in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol with the use of GnRH agonist for final oocyte maturation is the state-of-the-art treatment in patients with an expected or known high response to avoid or at least reduce significantly the risk for development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Due to a shortened LH surge after administration of GnRH agonist in most patients, the luteal phase will be characterized by luteolysis and luteal phase insufficiency. Maintaining a sufficient luteal phase is crucial for achievement of a pregnancy; however, the optimal approach is still under debate...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Mia Fahlén, Hua Zhang, Lars Löfgren, Britt Masironi, Eva VON Schoultz, B O VON Schoultz, Lena Sahlin
BACKGROUND: Progesterone and androgens are important for normal development and tumorigenesis of the breast. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Breast tissue samples from 49 premenopausal women were obtained. The progesterone receptors (PRA, PRB, PGRMC1 and PGRMC2) and the androgen receptor (AR) were determined in malignant and benign breast tumors and control tissues. RESULTS: The PRB and AR mRNA levels were highest in tumors. PGRMC1 and PGRMC2 mRNA levels were higher in malignant tumors compared to their paired normal tissues...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Marina Wanderley Paes Barbosa, Natália Paes Barbosa Valadares, Antônio César Paes Barbosa, Adelino Silva Amaral, José Rubens Iglesias, Carolina Oliveira Nastri, Wellington de Paula Martins, Hitomi Miura Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: To identify, appraise, and summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing oral dydrogesterone to vaginal progesterone capsules for luteal-phase support (LPS) in women offered fresh or frozen embryo transfers following in vitro fertilization. METHODS: Two independent authors screened the literature for papers based on titles and abstracts, then selected the studies, extracted data, and assessed the risk of bias. Dydrogesterone and progesterone were compared based on risk ratios (RR) and the precision of the estimates was assessed through the 95% confidence interval (CI)...
February 28, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Suchitra Joshi, Jaideep Kapur
The female reproductive hormones progesterone and estrogen regulate network excitability. Fluctuations in the circulating levels of these hormones during the menstrual cycle cause frequent seizures during certain phases of the cycle in women with epilepsy. This seizure exacerbation, called catamenial epilepsy, is a dominant form of drug-refractory epilepsy in women of reproductive age. Progesterone, through its neurosteroid derivative allopregnanolone, increases γ-aminobutyric acid type-A receptor (GABAR)-mediated inhibition in the brain and keeps seizures under control...
February 23, 2018: Brain Research
Marcia Valenzuela-Molina, Shannon Atkinson, Kendall Mashburn, Diane Gendron, Robert L Brownell
Steroid hormone assessment using non-invasive sample collection techniques can reveal the reproductive status of aquatic mammals and the physiological mechanisms by which they respond to changes in their environment. A portion of the eastern North Pacific blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) population that seasonally visits the Gulf of California, Mexico has been monitored using photo-identified individuals for over 30 years. The whales use the area in winter-early spring for nursing their calves and feeding and it therefore is well suited for fecal sample collection...
February 21, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Jian Liu, Xuemei Qiu, Daoming Wang, Yantao Li, Yang Zong, Yichen Liu, Yue Zhang, Ping Yang, Yong Zuo, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Yutao Du, Jin Zi
Objective This study was performed to investigate the effects of age and sex on 10 salivary steroid hormones and analyze the correlations between salivary and plasma hormones. Methods The concentrations of 10 salivary steroid hormones in 1090 Chinese adult volunteers were examined using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, and a related investigation was performed on the concentrations of salivary hormones in this population. Results The concentrations of androstenedione (A4), 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), aldosterone (ALD), cortisone (COR), corticosterone (CORT), cortisol (F), progesterone (P), and testosterone were significantly different between men and women (Student's t-test)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Yingzheng Wang, Mingjun Liu, Jiyang Zhang, Yuwen Liu, Megan Kopp, Weiwei Zheng, Shuo Xiao
Multidrug resistance protein 1 (MDR1), a phase III drug transporter that exports substrates out of cells, has been discovered in both cancerous and normal tissues. The over expression of MDR1 in cancer cells contributes to multiple drug resistance, whereas the MDR1 in normal tissues protects them from chemical-induced toxicity. Currently, the role of MDR1 in the ovary has not been entirely understood. Our objective is to determine the function of MDR1 in protecting against chemotherapy-induced ovarian toxicity...
February 15, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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