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TaeSun Min, Ki-Ho Lee
Objective: Nandrolone decanoate (ND) is an anabolic-androgenic steroid frequently used for clinical treatment. However, the inappropriate use of ND results in the reduction of serum testosterone level and sperm production. The suppressive effect of ND on testosterone production has not been investigated in detail. The present study was designed to examine the effect of ND on the expression of steroidogenic enzymes in the rat testis. Methods: Male Sprague Dawley rats at 50 days of age were subcutaneously administrated with either 2 or 10 mg of ND/kg body weight/week for 2 or 12 weeks...
March 2, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Raquel Vázquez-Mourelle, Eduardo Carracedo-Martinez, Adolfo Figueiras
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate two interventions on anabolic-androgenic-steroids (AAS) dispensation in retail pharmacies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in a north-western region of Spain. Data were the AAS supplied by wholesale drug distributors to retail pharmacies over a period of 102 months. It is designed as an ecological time-series study; the dependent variables were daily defined doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day of each drug. The two interventions evaluated were: (1) an inspection program intended for those retail pharmacies where there was an irregular dispensation and (2) a regulation put forth forcing these pharmacies to carry out additional registers...
February 15, 2018: European Addiction Research
G H B Andrade, V A Simão, B R Souza, L G A Chuffa, I C C Camargo
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are recommended for therapeutic clinic, but their use has increased in recent decades for aesthetic reasons. No study has evaluated the impact of AAS in the fallopian tube, after treatment and recovery periods. Herein, the aim of study was to investigate the effects of Nandrolone Decanoate (ND), administered in different doses (1.87; 3.75; 7.5 and 15 mg/kg) on the ampulla of the fallopian tube in rats, following post-treatment (PT; 15 consecutive days) and post-recovery (PR; 30 consecutive days) periods...
February 2018: Tissue & Cell
Moacir Marocolo, Julio A Silva-Neto, Octávio Barbosa Neto
Anabolic androgenic steroids are a class of synthetic compounds derived from testosterone, eventually used by athletes, to improve physical performance. However, anabolic steroids can also modify normal cardiovascular function. Thus, we investigated cardiac electrophysiological and autonomic abnormalities in rats, through a electrocardiographic variability protocol during and after interruption of administration of nandrolone decanoate (DECA)anabolic steroid. Twenty male Wistar rats (60-70 days old) received DECA (10 mg...
January 20, 2018: Steroids
Xia Zeng, Xinnuo Xiong, Hongqin Yang, Bin Tang, Qiaohong Du, Quan Hou, Zili Suo, Hui Li
A novel hydrate (SH2O) of nandrolone (NT) was prepared by anti-solvent methods. The crystallization processes with two schemes (A and B) were monitored by in-line near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. The amounts of SH2O in powder samples obtained by the anti-solvent crystallization and storage process were quantified by NIR combined with chemometrics methods. In-line NIR spectra from 4500 to 8000 cm-1 were chosen to capture physicochemical changes during the whole crystallization process. The combination of the principal component (PCA) results with offline characterization (scanning electron microscopy, powder x-ray diffraction, NIR) data showed that both schemes yielded high purity SH2O products, but the crystallization speed of Scheme B was significantly accelerated...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ying Bai, Xu-Bo Shi, Yu-Qiong Zhang, Yue-Li Wang, Xin-Yao Liu, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 plays an important role in the remodeling of left ventricles (LVs) and right ventricles (RVs). We investigated the differences of MMP-2 expression between LV and RV in response to nandrolone decanoate (ND), swimming training (ST), and combined ND and ST (NS) in mice, based on their structural, functional, and biochemical characteristics. METHODS: Totally 28 male C57B1 mice (6 weeks old; 20-23 g) were divided into four groups, including the control (n = 7), ND (n = 6), ST (n = 8), and NS (n = 7) groups...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Xin-Hua Liu, Rita De Gasperi, William A Bauman, Christopher P Cardozo
Signaling via the androgen receptor (AR) stimulates myogenic progenitor differentiation. In addition, myogenic differentiation factor D (MyoD) and Numb, a Notch inhibitor, play key roles in regulating myogenic differentiation. Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, upregulates both MyoD and Numb expression in myogenic cells. However, the molecular mechanisms by which MyoD is upregulated by nandrolone are unclear. Moreover, the potential crosstalk between nandrolone, MyoD, and Numb is not well understood. With these considerations in mind, we examined the effects of nandrolone on the expression of MyoD mRNA and protein, and determined the interactions of MyoD and Numb in the presence or absence of nandrolone in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
Vinicius Guzzoni, Tatiana Sousa Cunha, Vander José das Neves, Larissa Briet, Rafaela Costa, Maria José Costa Sampaio Moura, Vanessa Oliveira, Maria do Carmo Pinho Franco, Pedro Duarte Novaes, Fernanda Klein Marcondes
Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AASs) misuse has increased among adolescents and recreational athletes due to their potential effects on muscle hypertrophy. On the other hand, AAS might induce alterations on cardiovascular system, although some controversies regarding AAS on vascular properties remain unknown. To address this question, we aimed to investigate the effects of high doses of nandrolone combined with strenuous resistance training (RT) on function and structure of thoracic aorta. Rats were randomized into four groups: non-trained vehicle (NTV), trained vehicle (TV), non-trained nandrolone (NTN), and trained nandrolone (TN), and submitted to 6 weeks of treatment with nandrolone (5mg/kg, twice a week) and/or resistance training...
January 6, 2018: Steroids
Ana Paula Franttini Garcia Moreno Guimarães, Mariana Maloste Butezloff, Ariane Zamarioli, João Paulo Mardegan Issa, José Batista Volpon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of nandrolone decanoate on fracture healing and bone quality in normal rats. METHODS: Male rats were assigned to four groups (n=28/group): Control group consisting of animals without any intervention, Nandrolone decanoate (DN) group consisting of animals that received intramuscular injection of nandrolone decanoate, Fracture group consisting of animals with a fracture at the mid-diaphysis of the femur, and Fracture and nandrolone decanoate group consisting of animals with a femur fracture and treatment with nandrolone decanoate...
November 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Dragica Selakovic, Jovana Joksimovic, Ivan Zaletel, Nela Puskas, Milovan Matovic, Gvozden Rosic
The aim of this study was to evaluate the behavioral effects of chronic (six weeks) nandrolone decanoate (ND, 20 mg/kg, s.c., weekly in single dose) administration (in order to mimic heavy human abuse), and exercise (swimming protocol of 60 minutes a day, five days in a row/two days break), applied alone and simultaneously with ND, in male rats (n = 40). Also, we evaluated the effects of those protocols on hippocampal parvalbumin (PV) content and the possible connection between the alterations in certain parts of hippocampal GABAergic system and behavioral patterns...
2017: PloS One
Umut H Kantarci, Zekine Punduk, Omer Senarslan, Alper Dirik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of anabolic steroids on kidneys in bodybuilders. METHODS: Twenty two bodybuilders were included in the study. Participants were divided into three groups according to the scheme of steroid usage: Group 1 (n=8, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 400 mg nandrolone decanoate and oral 40 mg methandrostenolone for 12 weeks), Group 2 (n=7, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 300 mg nandrolone decanoate and intramuscular 300 mg boldenone undecylenate for 16 weeks) and Group 3 (n=7, no steroid intake)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Parmita Chowdhury, Rita Mahantab
BACKGROUND: Frequent non-medicated use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) is an instance of substance abuse which mimics the status of a natural hormone and upon prolonged exposure may lead to adverse drug reactions. These adverse drug reactions proceed in a manner so as to alter the normal metabolism of an enzyme mediated pathway such as the cytochrome P450 (CYP) family of enzymes. OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to investigate the impact of overuse of Nandrolone Decanoate (ND), an AAS, upon CYP enzyme activity and a CYP gene, belonging to CYP1 family...
November 14, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
Masoumeh Amani, Akbar Darbin, Masoud Pezeshkian, Abbas Afrasiabi, Naser Safaie, Ahmadreza Jodati, Masoud Darabi, Maghsod Shaaker, Zeinab Latifi, Amir Fattahi, Gholam-Hossein Farjah, Mohammad Nouri, Mohammad Hassan Khadem-Ansari
Introduction: Atherosclerosis could be deemed as a chronic, progressive, and inflammatory disease. It has been well-documented that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) can reduce the risk of the atherosclerosis occurrence through exerting some anti-atherogenic mechanisms. In recent years, the strong evidence has suggested that paraoxonase 1 (PON1) may contribute to antioxidant properties of HDL. In the present study, the impact of a diet enriched with cholesterol and also the PON1 inhibition on atheroma formation and lipid profile has been investigated...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
Asghar Tofighi, Shima Ahmadi, Seyyedeh Masoumeh Seyyedi, Alireza Shirpoor, Fatemeh Kheradmand, Farzaneh Hosseini Gharalari
Among the various adverse effects of nandrolone administration with or without strenuous exercise, kidney abnormalities, where there are associations between nandrolone decanoate consumption, have not been well defined yet. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nandrolone decanoate intake with or without strenuous exercise on nephrin and podocin gene expressions, cystatin C, oxidative DNA damage, and histological changes in the kidneys of rats. Thirty-two male wistar rats were assigned into four groups, namely control, nandrolone, nandrolone with strenuous exercise, and strenuous exercise groups...
January 5, 2018: Toxicology Letters
Gholamreza Bayat, Mohammad Javan, Azadeh Khalili, Fatemeh Safari, Saeed Shokri, Sohrab Hajizadeh
BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence revealed that chronic treatment of anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs) is accompanied with some cardiovascular side effects and in addition they also negatively mask the beneficial effects of exercise training on cardiac performance. METHODS: The present study examined whether the nandrolone decanoate (ND)-induced cardiac effects were mediated by changing the cardiac uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) and 3 (UCP3) expression. Five groups of male wistar-albino rats including sedentary control (SC), sedentary vehicle (SV), sedentary nandrolone decanoate (SND), exercise control (EC), and exercise nandrolone decanoate (END) were used...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Danilo R C Marques, Danilo Marques, Jose F Ibanez, Itallo B Freitas, Ana C Hespanha, Juliana F Monteiro, Mayara Eggert, Amanda Becker
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nandrolone decanoate (ND) on the time taken for bone consolidation in dogs undergoing tibial tuberosity advancement surgery (TTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen dogs that underwent TTA surgery were randomly divided into two groups: group C (TTA; 9 stifles), and group TTA+ND (TTA and systemic administration of ND; 8 stifles). Three observers (two radiologists and an orthopaedic surgeon), assessed bone consolidation by visual inspection of serial radiographs at intervals of 21 days following surgery...
September 12, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Paula Nassar de Marchi, André Nanny Le Sueur Vieira, José Francisco Antunes Ribeiro, Silvano Salgueiro Geraldes, Paulo Roberto Rodrigues Ramos, Alessandra Melchert, Priscylla Tatiana Chalfun Guimarães-Okamoto
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a disorder that leads to a nonregenerative anemia that results from erythroid precursors failing to reach maturity in the bone marrow, whereas the numbers of mature myeloid and megakaryocytic cells remain normal. PRCA can be induced by autoimmune processes, infections, drugs, toxins, and radiation, and is diagnosed by a bone marrow cytology examination after excluding the most common causes of nonregenerative anemia. Immunosuppressive therapies are used to treat PRCA, and usually involve the use of glucocorticoids, cyclosporin, or azathioprine...
March 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Hyun Du Shin, Joon Hyuk Suh, Junghyun Kim, Hyun-Deok Cho, Su Duk Lee, Kwan Seok Han, Yu Wang, Sang Beom Han
A high throughput method for simultaneous screening of anabolic steroids and their metabolites (4-esterendione, trenbolone, boldenone, oxandrolone, nandrolone, methandrostenolone, testosterone, 1-androstendione, ethisterone, normethandrolone, methyltestosterone, 16β-Hydroxystanozolol, epitestosterone, bolasterone, norethandrolone, danazol, stanozolol and androstadienone) in equine urine by online turbulent flow extraction coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was developed. The use of turbulent flow chromatography could simplify pretreatment of horse urine, which has complex matrices as well as high viscosity...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Ki-Hwa Kim, Chang Woo Lee, Bikash Dangi, Sun-Ha Park, Hyun Park, Tae-Jin Oh, Jun Hyuck Lee
Bacterial cytochrome P450 (CYP) steroid hydroxylases are effectively useful in the pharmaceutical industry for introducing hydroxyl groups to a wide range of steroids. We found a putative CYP steroid hydroxylase (BaCYP106A2) from the bacterium Bacillus sp. PAMC 23377 isolated from Kara Sea of the Arctic Ocean, showing 94% sequence similarity with BmCYP106A2 (Bacillus megaterium ATCC 13368). In this study, soluble BaCYP106A2 was overexpressed to evaluate its substrate-binding activity. The substrate affinity (Kd value) to 4-androstenedione was 387 ± 37 µM...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Jovana Joksimovic, Dragica Selakovic, Milovan Matovic, Ivan Zaletel, Nela Puskas, Gvozden Rosic
Since the increased prevalence of anabolic androgenic steroids abuse in last few decades is usually accompanied by various exercise protocols, the scope of our study was to evaluate the effects of chronic nandrolone decanoate administration in supraphysiological dose and a prolonged swimming protocol (alone and simultaneously with nandrolone decanoate) on depressive state in male rats. Simultaneously, we investigated the possible alterations in neuropeptide Y (NPY) content in blood and the hippocampus, in order to determine the role of NPY in the modulation of depressive-like behavior...
2017: PloS One
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