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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208702/the-glutamate-dehydrogenase-pathway-and-its-roles-in-cell-and-tissue-biology-in-health-and-disease
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Andreas Plaitakis, Ester Kalef-Ezra, Dimitra Kotzamani, Ioannis Zaganas, Cleanthe Spanaki
Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is a hexameric enzyme that catalyzes the reversible conversion of glutamate to α-ketoglutarate and ammonia while reducing NAD(P)⁺ to NAD(P)H. It is found in all living organisms serving both catabolic and anabolic reactions. In mammalian tissues, oxidative deamination of glutamate via GDH generates α-ketoglutarate, which is metabolized by the Krebs cycle, leading to the synthesis of ATP. In addition, the GDH pathway is linked to diverse cellular processes, including ammonia metabolism, acid-base equilibrium, redox homeostasis (via formation of fumarate), lipid biosynthesis (via oxidative generation of citrate), and lactate production...
February 8, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202481/correction-delayed-diagnosis-of-a-cerebrovascular-accident-associated-with-anabolic-steroid-use
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February 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197053/large-in-transient-left-ventricular-thrombus-due-to-anabolic-steroid-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Feridoun Sabzi, Reza Faraji
The presence of small or moderate size thrombosis is not uncommon in left ventricle (LV) as results of basic co-moribund disease, but huge LV thrombosis that protrudes to aortic valve in the LV outflow tract (LVOT) tract is an exceptionally rare phenomenon. We report a 34-year-old bodybuilder athlete with cardiomyopathy and massive LV thrombosis. The thrombosis extended to LVOT and protruded through the aortic valve in systole and posed a high risk of systemic emboli. The patient underwent open heart surgery, and the clot was removed...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192127/long-term-treatment-with-nandrolone-decanoate-impairs-mesenteric-vascular-relaxation-in-both-sedentary-and-exercised-female-rats
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Izabela F Caliman, Cristian S Bernabe, Antônio F de Melo, Girlândia A Brasil, Andrews M do Nascimento, Ewelyne M de Lima, Suely G Figueiredo, Tadeu U de Andrade, Nazaré S Bissoli
Nandrolone Decanoate (ND) is an Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS) that under abusive regimen can lead to multiple physiological adverse effects. Studies of AAS-mediated cardiovascular (CV) alterations were mostly taken from male subjects, even though women are also susceptible to the effects of AAS and gender-specific differences in susceptibility to vascular diseases exist. Here we investigate ND-induced vascular reactivity alterations in both sedentary and exercised female rats and whether these alterations depend on endothelium-derived factors...
February 9, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179209/administration-of-anabolic-steroid-during-adolescence-induces-long-term-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-increases-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-adult-wistar-rats
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Fernando de Azevedo Cruz Seara, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Dahienne Ferreira de Oliveira, Diorney Luiz Souza Gran da Silva, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento, Emerson Lopes Olivares
Chronic administration of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in adult rats results in cardiac hypertrophy and increased susceptibility to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Molecular analyses demonstrated that hyperactivation of type 1 angiotensin II (AT1) receptor mediates cardiac hypertrophy induced by AAS and also induces down-regulation of myocardial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP), resulting in loss of exercise-induced cardioprotection. Exposure to AAS during adolescence promoted long-term cardiovascular dysfunctions, such as dysautonomia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166954/impacts-of-dose-and-time-of-boldenone-and-stanazolol-exposure-in-inflammatory-markers-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-histopathological-changes-in-the-rat-testes
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Andressa Bueno, Fabiano B Carvalho, Jessié M Gutierres, Cibele L Lhamas, Indiara Brusco, Sara M Oliveira, Marta G Amaral, Guilherme Dorneles, Juliana Sorraila, Marta M Duarte, Cinthia M de Andrade
The present study was conducted to analyze the adverse effects of the anabolic steroids boldenone (BOL) and stanazolol (ST) in the reproductive function of male rats. These molecules were administered using three different protocols. In Protocol I, BOL and ST were administered in a higher dose than what is recommended but for a short period. In Protocol II, a moderate dose of these compounds was applied for an intermediate period, whereas in Protocol III a reduced dose was administered but for an extended period...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163846/the-prevalence-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroid-use-amongst-athletes-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Mosleh Jabari, Hassan Al-Shehri, Abdullah Al-Faris, Mohammed Al-Sayed, Fahd Algaeed, Nasser Al-Sobaie, Fawaz Al-Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use among athletes and examine the extent of their knowledge on the effects of AAS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at gyms in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during 2015. In total 600 athletes from three gyms participated in the study. The study included Saudi and non-Saudi athletes chosen by the simple random sampling method. A self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161910/associations-of-gender-and-a-proxy-of-female-menopausal-status-with-histological-features-of-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Ayako Suzuki, Huiman Barnhart, Jiezhun Gu, Herbert L Bonkovsky, Hans L Tillmann, Robert J Fontana, David E Kleiner
Gender and menopause may contribute to type and severity of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) by influencing host responses to injury. The aim of this study was to assess the associations of gender and female age 50 [a proxy of menopause] with histologic features of liver injury in 212 adults enrolled in the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) registry METHODS: All participants had a causality score of at least 'probable', a liver biopsy within 30 days of DILI onset, and no prior chronic liver disease...
February 5, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159654/physiological-basis-behind-ergogenic-effects-of-anabolic-androgens
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Ada S Cheung, Mathis Grossmann
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are widely abused by the sporting community. Demonstrating performance enhancing effects of AAS in rigorous scientific studies is fraught with difficulty. In controlled studies, AAS have consistently been reported to increase muscle mass and strength. The clinical evidence that these anabolic effects are independent of, and additive to exercise are supported by preclinical studies suggesting that AAS and exercise affect muscle by overlapping, yet distinct mechanisms. AAS may also improve performance by their actions on other organ systems, such as the vasculature, and the erythropoietic and central nervous system, although this evidence is less strong...
January 31, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144902/ameliorative-effects-of-endurance-exercise-with-two-different-intensities-on-nandrolone-decanoate-induced-neurodegeneration-in-rats-involving-redox-and-apoptotic-systems
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Siyavash Joukar, Reza Vahidi, Alireza Farsinejad, Majid Asadi-Shekaari, Beydolah Shahouzehi
Despite the importance of this issue, less has been paid to the influence of exercise on the neural side effects of anabolic androgenic steroids and mechanisms. We investigated the effects of two levels of endurance exercise on neurodegeneration side effects of nandrolone. The study period was 8 weeks. Wistar rats were divided into nine groups including the control (CTL) group, mild exercise (mEx) group, and vehicle (Arach) group which received arachis oil intramuscularly, nandrolone (Nan) group which received nandrolone decanoate 5 mg/kg two times weekly, mEx+Arach group which treated with arachis oil along with mild exercise, mEx+Nan group which treated with nandrolone along with mild exercise, severe exercise (sEx) group, sEx+Arach, and sEx+Nan groups...
January 31, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137616/detection-of-sarms-in-doping-control-analysis
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Mario Thevis, Wilhelm Schänzer
The class of selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) has been the subject of intense and dedicated clinical research over the past two decades. Potential therapeutic applications of SARMs are manifold and focus particularly on the treatment of conditions manifesting in muscle loss such as general sarcopenia, cancer-associated cachexia, muscular dystrophy, etc. Consequently, based on the substantial muscle- and bone-anabolic properties of SARMs, these agents constitute substances with significant potential for misuse in sport and have therefore been added to the Word Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA's) Prohibited List in 2008...
January 27, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130115/strategies-that-athletes-use-to-avoid-detection-of-androgenic-anabolic-steroid-doping-and-sanctions
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Hussain Alquraini, Richard J Auchus
Androgenic-anabolic steroids (AAS) are potent and widely used performance-enhancing substances (PES). Since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began testing athletes for AAS in the 1970s, athletes and their teams have endeavored to beat the system to avoid doping violations and/or sanctions derived from positive test results. This review will discuss the strategies used to avoid detection based on the pharmacology, biochemistry, and genetics of AAS metabolism and testing principles. Another strategy used is to dope with testosterone under the guise that the athlete has a true medical condition that requires testosterone treatment, using the therapeutic use exemption (TUE) mechanism...
January 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127424/the-cost-of-seeking-an-edge-recurrent-renal-infarction-in-setting-of-recreational-use-of-anabolic-steroids
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Shaun Colburn, W Kurtis Childers, Alex Chacon, Alexa Swailes, Fauzan M Ahmed, Rajinder Sahi
INTRODUCTION: Anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use and testosterone therapy have been well established risk factors for the creation of a pro-thrombotic state, and to precipitate formation of thromboemboli in individuals already predisposed to thrombosis. CASE REPORT: Here, we present the case of an amateur bodybuilder, with a negative thrombophilia workup, who experienced primary renal infarction while using the AAS trenbolone acetate and testosterone, as well as a subsequent renal infarction while anticoagulated with apixaban...
February 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120300/effects-of-solvent-and-ion-source-pressure-on-the-analysis-of-anabolic-steroids-by-low-pressure-photoionization-mass-spectrometry
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Chengyuan Liu, Yanan Zhu, Jiuzhong Yang, Wan Zhao, Deen Lu, Yang Pan
Solvent and ion source pressure were two important factors relating to the photon induced ion-molecule reactions in low pressure photoionization (LPPI). In this work, four anabolic steroids were analyzed by LPPI mass spectrometry. Both the ion species present and their relative abundances could be controlled by switching the solvent and adjusting the ion source pressure. Whereas M(•+), MH(+), [M - H2O](+), and solvent adducts were observed in positive LPPI, [M - H](-) and various oxidation products were abundant in negative LPPI...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110752/regulation-of-placental-amino-acid-transport-and-fetal-growth
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O R Vaughan, F J Rosario, T L Powell, T Jansson
The fetus requires amino acids for the processes of protein synthesis, carbon accretion, oxidative metabolism, and biosynthesis, which ultimately determine growth rate in utero. The fetal supply of amino acids is critically dependent on the transport capacity of the placenta. System A amino acid transporters in the syncytiotrophoblast microvillous plasma membrane, directed toward maternal blood, actively accumulate amino acids, while system L exchangers mediate uptake of essential amino acids from the maternal circulation...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105335/detection-of-stanozolol-in-the-urine-of-athletes-at-a-pg-level-the-possibility-of-passive-exposure
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Christina Tsitsimpikou, Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis
Stanozolol is a synthetic heterocyclic steroid with anabolic and androgenic properties, which has been abused by several high-profile professional athletes. Stanozolol is also used in veterinary medicine to increase appetite, cause weight gain and treat certain types of anemia. The detection of stanozolol metabolites in human urine for doping control purposes depends on the analytical method applied. The most commonly applied methods in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-accredited doping control laboratories are gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (GC/HRMS) or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS/MS)...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096088/how-i-treat-acquired-aplastic-anemia
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Andrea Bacigalupo
Acquired severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a rare hematologic disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Immune destruction of hemopoietic stem cells, plays an important role in the pathogenesis, as shown by successful treatment with immunosuppressive agents (IST), leading to transfusion independence, or complete recovery of peripheral blood counts, in a proportion of patients. Growth factors, can be combined with IST, and may improve response rates, as recently shown with thrombopoietin analogs...
January 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087984/challenges-in-detecting-substances-for-equine-anti-doping
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REVIEW
A G Fragkaki, N Kioukia-Fougia, P Kiousi, M Kioussi, M Tsivou
The artificial increase of the physical capability of horses using drugs is well-known in racing and in other equine sports. Both illicit and therapeutic substances are regarded as prohibited substances in competition in most countries. Some countries do make distinctions for a few, specific drugs which are, however, allowed for use in other countries. The primary objective in the case of doping control is the detection of any trace of drug exposure, either parent drug or any of its metabolites, using the most powerful analytical methods which generally are based on chromatographic/mass spectrometric techniques...
January 14, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074716/semiquantitative-immunohistochemical-detection-of-progesterone-receptors-in-male-accessory-sex-glands-as-a-screening-assay-for-anabolic-steroid-use-in-bulls
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Claudia Zanardello, Katia Capello, Roberto Stella, Giancarlo Biancotto, Marta Vascellari
We investigated the immunohistochemical expression of progesterone receptors (PRs) in the prostate and bulbourethral glands of thirty-two 10-14-mo-old Charolais bulls following treatment with a low dosage of estrogens. Animals were divided into 2 groups: 16 animals (group T) were treated for 71 d with a therapeutic dose of trenbolone acetate and estradiol by subcutaneous implant, 16 animals (group C) received no treatment. Urine samples were collected both at the beginning of the trial and 9 times during the study...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054434/in-vitro-phase-i-metabolism-of-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulators-in-horse-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Karen Y Kwok, George H M Chan, Wai Him Kwok, Jenny K Y Wong, Terence S M Wan
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are chemicals that possess the anti-oestrogenic activities that are banned "in" and "out" of competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in human sports, and by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) in horseracing. SERMs can be used as performance enhancing drugs to boost the level of androgens or to compensate for the adverse effects as a result of extensive use of androgenic anabolic steroids (AASs). SERMs have indeed been abused in human sports; hence, a similar threat can be envisaged in horseracing...
January 5, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
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