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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050936/t%C3%AE-riii-is-induced-by-tcr-signaling-and-downregulated-in-foxp3-regulatory-t-cellsm
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Sandra Ortega-Francisco, Marisol de la Fuente-Granada, Evelyn K Alvarez-Salazar, Lizbeth Airais Bolaños-Castro, Gabriela Fonseca Camarillo, Roxana Olguin Alor, Germán R Alemán-Muench, Fernando López-Casillas, Chander Raman, Eduardo A García-Zepeda, Gloria Soldevila
TGF-β type III receptor (TβRIII) is a co-receptor for TGFβ family members required for high-affinity binding of these ligands to their receptors, potentiating their cellular functions. TGF-βs, Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP2/4) and Inhibins/Activins regulate different checkpoints during T cell differentiation. We have previously reported that TβRIII modulates T cell development by protecting developing thymocytes from apoptosis, however the role of this co-receptor in peripheral lymphocytes still remains elusive...
October 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049585/association-between-biomarkers-of-ovarian-reserve-and-infertility-among-older-women-of-reproductive-age
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Anne Z Steiner, David Pritchard, Frank Z Stanczyk, James S Kesner, Juliana W Meadows, Amy H Herring, Donna D Baird
Importance: Despite lack of evidence of their utility, biomarkers of ovarian reserve are being promoted as potential markers of reproductive potential. Objective: To determine the associations between biomarkers of ovarian reserve and reproductive potential among women of late reproductive age. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective time-to-pregnancy cohort study (2008 to date of last follow-up in March 2016) of women (N = 981) aged 30 to 44 years without a history of infertility who had been trying to conceive for 3 months or less, recruited from the community in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area...
October 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029242/germ-cell-neoplasia-in-situ-and-preserved-fertility-despite-suppressed-gonadotropins-in-a-patient-with-testotoxicosis
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Li Juel Mortensen, Martin Blomberg Jensen, Peter Christiansen, Ann-Margrethe Rønholt, Anne Jørgensen, Hanne Frederiksen, John E Nielsen, Anand C Loya, Birgitte Grønkær Toft, Niels E Skakkebæk, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Anders Juul
Context: Testotoxicosis is an autosomal dominant, male-limited disorder. Activating mutations in the Luteinizing Hormone Receptor gene (LHCGR) cause high autonomous testosterone secretion resulting in early-onset peripheral precocious puberty. Little is known about long-term consequences of testotoxicosis. Case Description: We present a rare case of a patient followed for 25 years with two remarkable outcomes; preserved fertility and germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022642/induction-of-puberty-with-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-followed-by-reversal-of-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-kallmann-syndrome
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Malgorzata Maria Pierzchlewska, Maciej Grzegorz Robaczyk, Ida Vogel
INTRODUCTION: Kallmann syndrome (KS) is a rare, congenital disorder combining hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) due to GnRH-deficiency with anosmia. Traditionally thought to require lifelong therapy it turns out to be a reversible condition in some patients. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 22-year old man with absent puberty due to KS, in whom genetic testing revealed heterozygosity for a mutation in the PROK2 gene. Pubertal development and virilisation was achieved by using human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections followed by testosterone replacement...
October 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993852/the-effects-of-the-obesogen-tributyltin-on-the-metabolism-of-sertoli-cells-cultured-ex-vivo
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Ana M Cardoso, Marco G Alves, Ana C Sousa, Ivana Jarak, Rui A Carvalho, Pedro F Oliveira, José E Cavaco, Luís Rato
Human exposure to environmental contaminants is widespread. Some of these contaminants have the ability to interfere with adipogenesis, being thus considered as obesogens. Recently, obesogens have been singled out as a cause of male infertility. Sertoli cells (SCs) are essential for male fertility and their metabolic performance, especially glucose metabolism, is under a tight endocrine control, being essential for the success of spermatogenesis. Herein, we studied the impact of the model obesogen tributyltin in the metabolic profile of SCs...
October 9, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992366/possible-involvement-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-nr3c1-and-selected-nr3c1-gene-variants-in-regulation-of-human-testicular-function
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L Nordkap, K Almstrup, J E Nielsen, A K Bang, L Priskorn, M Krause, S A Holmboe, S B Winge, D L Egeberg Palme, N Mørup, J H Petersen, A Juul, N E Skakkebaek, E Rajpert-De Meyts, N Jørgensen
Perceived stress has been associated with decreased semen quality but the mechanisms have not been elucidated. It is not known whether cortisol, the major stress hormone in humans, can act directly via receptors in the testis, and whether variants in the gene encoding the glucocorticoid receptor (NR3C1) can possibly modulate the effect. To address these questions, we investigated the expression of the glucocorticoid receptor in human testicular tissue, including adult and fetal samples (n = 20) by immunohistochemical staining, and in silico analysis of publicly available datasets...
October 9, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978458/a-crossover-crossback-prospective-study-of-dibutyl-phthalate-exposure-from-mesalamine-medications-and-serum-reproductive-hormones-in-men
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Feiby L Nassan, Brent A Coull, Niels E Skakkebaek, Anna-Maria Andersson, Michelle A Williams, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Stephen A Krawetz, Janet E Hall, Elizabeth J Hait, Joshua R Korzenik, Jennifer B Ford, Alan C Moss, Russ Hauser
BACKGROUND: Phthalates, such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP), are endocrine disruptors used in some medication coatings e.g., mesalamine to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). OBJECTIVES: Taking advantage of different mesalamine formulations with/without DBP, we assessed whether DBP from mesalamine (>1000x background) altered serum hormones. METHODS: Men (N=73) with IBD participated in a crossover-crossback prospective study and provided up to 6 serum samples (2:baseline, 2:crossover, 2:crossback)...
October 1, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952695/-effects-of-smoking-and-alcohol-consumptionon-reproductive-and-metabolic-indicators-in-young-men-in-western-siberia
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L V Osadchuk, A V Popova, A A Erkovich, N A Voroshilova, A V Osadchuk
INTRODUCTION: Smoking and alcohol consumption remain widespread throughout the world, including Russia. Recently, due to the increase in male infertility and subfertility, special attention has been paid to the effects of smoking and alcohol on the reproductive health of young men. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of smoking and moderate alcohol consumption on spermatogenesis, reproductive hormone levels and metabolic status in young men living in Western Siberia (Novosibirsk)...
September 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927080/coexistence-of-adenomyosis-uteri-and-endometrial-cancer-is-associated-with-an-improved-prognosis-compared-with-endometrial-cancer-only
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Linda Hertlein, Johanna Rath, Christine Zeder-Göss, Sophie Fürst, Daniela Bayer, Fabian Trillsch, Sven Mahner, Alexander Burges, Udo Jeschke
The present study aimed to identify differences in protein expression in cases of endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) with and without coexisting adenomyosis uteri (AM), and to evaluate the histopathological and prognostic distinctions. The total cohort included 22 patients in Group A (patients with concomitant AM and EEC) and 35 patients in Group B (patients affected only by EEC). Evaluation of the following factors was performed: Tumour grade, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage, survival, and expression of estrogen receptor β (ERβ), glycodelin and inhibin βB...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879515/testicular-adrenal-rest-tumors-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-cross-sectional-study-of-51-croatian-male-patients
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Miroslav Dumic, Vlatko Duspara, Zorana Grubic, Sasa Kralik Oguic, Veselin Skrabic, Vesna Kusec
Testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs) are common cause of infertility in males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). We studied the role of genotype and disease regulation on TART development, their impact on gonadal function, and frequency in 47 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) and four 11-hydroxylase deficiency (11-OHD) male patients. Testicular ultrasound (TU), genotype, hormonal measurement in 51, and spermiogram in five patients were performed. TARTs were detected in 14 SW21-OHD and one 11-OHD patient: 1/8 patients aged <7 years (1...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877610/the-tumor-suppressive-role-of-inhibin-%C3%AE-a-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Lei Jiang, Ting Si, Mei Yu, Xinli Zeng, Herbert C Morse, Ying Lu, Guifang Ouyang, Jeff X Zhou
INHBA (inhibin βA), a subunit of a ligand of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily, is known to play diverse roles in various solid tumors. However, its role in hematologic malignancies remains unexplored. Here, we investigated the function of INHBA in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Both mRNA and protein levels of INHBA were significantly downregulated in primary DLBCL tissues, irrespective of germinal center B-cell-like (GCB) or non-GCB subtype, compared to those in benign tonsils. The low level of INHBA in patients with de novo DLBCL was correlated with reduced overall and progression-free survival...
September 7, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874128/relationship-of-genetic-causes-and-inhibin-b-in-non-obstructive-azoospermia-spermatogenic-failure
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Qing-Jun Chu, Rui Hua, Chen Luo, Qing-Jie Chen, Biao Wu, Song Quan, Yong-Tong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Chromosomal disorders in non obstructive azoospermia (NOA) may have an important influence on spermatogenesis, which may be reflected by the serum inhibin B levels. Till now, few studies have concerned the relationship of genetic causes and inhibin B in NOA. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 322 men with NOA in Center for Reproductive Medicine, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University were collected. The level of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), inhibin B, Y chromosome microdeletion test (YCMD) and karyotype were measured...
September 6, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855248/role-of-fsh-glycan-structure-in-the-regulation-of-sertoli-cell-inhibin-production
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Luz Andreone, Veronica Ambao, Eliana Herminia Pellizzari, Nazareth Loreti, Selva Cigorraga, Stella Campo
Variations in FSH carbohydrate composition and structure are associated with important structural and functional changes in Sertoli cells (SCs) during sexual maturation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of FSH oligosaccharide structure and its interaction with gonadal factors on the regulation of monomeric and dimeric inhibin production at different maturation stages of the Sertoli cell. Recombinant human FSH (rhFSH) glycosylation variants were isolated according to their sialylation degree (AC and BA) and complexity of oligosaccharides (CO and HY)...
August 30, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853101/the-effect-of-folate-and-folate-plus-zinc-supplementation-on-endocrine-parameters-and-sperm-characteristics-in-sub-fertile-men-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Morvarid Irani, Malihe Amirian, Ramin Sadeghi, Justine Le Lez, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of folate and folate plus zinc supplementation on endocrine parameters and sperm characteristics in sub fertile men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. Electronic databases of Medline, Scopus , Google scholar and Persian databases (SID, Iran medex, Magiran, Medlib, Iran doc) were searched from 1966 to December 2016 using a set of relevant keywords including "folate or folic acid AND (infertility, infertile, sterility)"...
August 29, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852860/bilateral-endoscopic-totally-extraperitoneal-tep-inguinal-hernia-repair-does-not-impair-male-fertility
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M M Roos, G J Clevers, E J Verleisdonk, P H Davids, C van de Water, R J Spermon, L S Mulder, J P J Burgmans
PURPOSE: Endoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair with polypropylene mesh has become a well-established technique. However, since the mesh is placed in close contact with the spermatic cord, mesh-induced inflammation may affect its structures, possibly resulting in impaired fertility. The aim of this observational prospective cohort study was to assess fertility after bilateral endoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair in male patients. METHODS: Fifty-seven male patients (22-60 years old) with primary, reducible, bilateral inguinal hernias underwent elective bilateral endoscopic TEP hernia repair with use of polypropylene mesh...
August 29, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846983/indian-propolis-ameliorates-the-mitomycin-c-induced-testicular-toxicity-by-reducing-dna-damage-and-elevating-the-antioxidant-activity
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Sandhya Kumari, Guruprasad Nayak, Sonu T Lukose, Sneha Guruprasad Kalthur, Nandini Bhat, Aswathi R Hegde, Srinivas Mutalik, Guruprasad Kalthur, Satish Kumar Adiga
Development of excellent curative therapy for most of the malignancies has resulted in a growing population of cancer survivors who are at increased risk for a variety of health problems including infertility. Therefore, fertility preservation has become an important issue during cancer treatment in recent years. Combination therapy with natural agents such as vitamins, antioxidants, dietary supplements, and plant products are considered as an attractive option to mitigate normal tissue toxicity imparted by chemotherapy...
August 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819404/activin-b-regulates-adhesion-invasiveness-and-migratory-activities-in-oral-cancer-a-potential-biomarker-for-metastasis
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Akihiro Kita, Atsushi Kasamatsu, Dai Nakashima, Yosuke Endo-Sakamoto, Sho Ishida, Toshihiro Shimizu, Yasushi Kimura, Isao Miyamoto, Shusaku Yoshimura, Masashi Shiiba, Hideki Tanzawa, Katsuhiro Uzawa
Activin B, a homodimer of inhibin beta b (INHBB), is a multifunctional cytokine belonging to the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family. However, the molecular functions and clinical relevance of activin B have not been determined in oral cancer. We investigated the critical roles of activin B in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We performed quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, Western blotting, and immunohistochemistry to study INHBB expression in OSCC-derived cell lines and OSCC clinical samples...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814667/adrenergic-mediated-increases-in-inhba-drive-caf-phenotype-and-collagens
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Archana S Nagaraja, Robert L Dood, Guillermo Armaiz-Pena, Yu Kang, Sherry Y Wu, Julie K Allen, Nicholas B Jennings, Lingegowda S Mangala, Sunila Pradeep, Yasmin Lyons, Monika Haemmerle, Kshipra M Gharpure, Nouara C Sadaoui, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Cristina Ivan, Ying Wang, Keith Baggerly, Prahlad Ram, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Jinsong Liu, Samuel C Mok, Lorenzo Cohen, Susan K Lutgendorf, Steve W Cole, Anil K Sood
Adrenergic signaling is known to promote tumor growth and metastasis, but the effects on tumor stroma are not well understood. An unbiased bioinformatics approach analyzing tumor samples from patients with known biobehavioral profiles identified a prominent stromal signature associated with cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in those with a high biobehavioral risk profile (high Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale [CES-D] score and low social support). In several models of epithelial ovarian cancer, daily restraint stress resulted in significantly increased CAF activation and was abrogated by a nonspecific β-blocker...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805353/the-role-of-melatonin-receptor-mtnr1a-in-the-action-of-melatonin-on-bovine-granulosa-cells
#19
Shu-Juan Wang, Wen-Ju Liu, Li-Ke Wang, Xun-Sheng Pang, Li-Guo Yang
Granulosa cells (GCs) play an important role in ovarian follicle growth, development, and follicular atresia. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Melatonin on bovine GCs, and asked if MTNR1A was involved in their response to this indole hormone. Our results indicated that Melatonin inhibited GC apoptosis by up-regulating the expression of BCL2, BCL-XL, GPX4, and SOD1, and down-regulating the expression of BAX, CASP3, and TP53. Moreover, Melatonin modulated bovine GC function by decreasing the expression of INHA, INHBB, FSHR, and TGFBR3, and the abundance of Inhibin β and Activin B, while increasing the expression of LHR, INHBA, and secretion of progesterone by GCs...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800472/phthalate-and-bisphenol-a-exposure-during-in-utero-windows-of-susceptibility-in-relation-to-reproductive-hormones-and-pubertal-development-in-girls
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Deborah J Watkins, Brisa N Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E Peterson, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: Over the past several decades, the age of pubertal onset in girls has shifted downward worldwide. As early pubertal onset is associated with increased risky behavior and psychological issues during adolescence and cardiometabolic disease and cancer in adulthood, this is an important public health concern. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during critical windows of in utero development may play a role in this trend. Our objective was to investigate trimester-specific phthalate and BPA exposure in relation to pubertal development among girls in the Early Life Exposure in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) birth cohort...
November 2017: Environmental Research
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