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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820276/attenuation%C3%A2-of-sulfite-induced-testicular-injury-in-rats-by-zingiber-officinale-roscoe
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Akbar Afkhami Fathabad, Shahnaz Shekarforoush, Maryam Hoseini, Zahra Ebrahimi
Sulfite salts, including sodium metabisulfte, are widely used as preservatives in foods and pharmaceutical agents. Previous studies suggest that oxidative stress may be an important mediator of testicular injury. The present study was designed to elucidate the effect of exposure to sodium metabisulfite by gavage without or with Zingiber officinale (ginger) extract on the rat testes. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, ginger-treated (500 mg/kg/day), sodium metabisulfite- (SMB-) treated (260 mg/kg/day), and SMB + ginger- (SZ-) treated groups...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811191/can-psychological-well-being-scales-and-hormone-levels-be-used-to-predict-acute-performance-of-anaerobic-training-tasks-in-elite-female-volleyball-players
#2
Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Michael C Zourdos, Vicente J Clemente-Suárez, Julio Calleja-González, Amber M Shipherd
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between pre-training psychological well-being assessment scales (General Health Questionnaire-28-GHQ-28, Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2-CSAI-2, Sport Competition Anxiety Test-SCAT, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-S-STAI-S, Oviedo Sleep Questionnaire-OSQ and Psychological Characteristics Related to Sport Performance-PCSP), and pre-training stress hormone concentrations (cortisol-C, total testosterone-TT, free testosterone-FT, adrenocorticotropic hormone-ACTH and testosterone/cortisol-T/C ratios), on acute neuromuscular performance (ANP) in female volleyballers...
August 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801581/bpifcl-modulates-kiss2-expression-under-the-influence-of-11-ketotestosterone-in-female-zebrafish
#3
Shogo Moriya, Nabila Tahsin, Ishwar S Parhar
The bactericidal/permeability-increasing (BPI) fold-containing (BPIF) superfamily of genes expressed in the brain are purportedly involved in modulating brain function in response to stress, such as inflammation. Kisspeptin, encoded by kiss, is affected by inflammation in the brain; therefore, BPIF family genes might be involved in the modulation of kisspeptin in the brain. In this study, we investigated the expression of BPIF family C, like (bpifcl) in zebrafish brain and its involvement in kiss2 regulation...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782547/early-life-stress-increases-testosterone-and-corticosterone-and-alters-stress-physiology-in-zebra-finches
#4
J Bayley Zito, Angy Hanna, Nora Kadoo, Michelle L Tomaszycki
Early life stress has enduring effects on behavior and physiology. However, the effects on hormones and stress physiology remain poorly understood. In the present study, parents of zebra finches of both sexes were exposed to an increased foraging paradigm from 3 to 33days post hatching. Plasma and brains were collected from chicks at 3 developmental time points: post hatching days 25, 60 and adulthood. Plasma was assayed for testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), and corticosterone (CORT). The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus was assessed for corticotrophin releasing factor (CRH) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression...
August 15, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770381/effects-of-ascorbic-acid-on-spermatogenesis-and-sperm-parameters-in-diabetic-rats
#5
M Verónica Aguirre-Arias, Victoria Velarde, Ricardo D Moreno
Diabetes mellitus in human and animal models has been correlated with low sperm count, testicular abnormalities, high levels of germ cell death, and oxidative stress. In this study, we focus on three questions: (1) Is germ cell apoptosis stage-specific in diabetic male rats? (2) Could ascorbic acid (AA) reverse oxidative and histological damage and restore testicular dysfunction? (3) Could AA treatment restore fertility parameters in diabetic rats? Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: control, diabetic, control plus AA, and diabetic plus AA...
August 2, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760456/effect-of-vitamin-c-on-tissue-damage-and-oxidative-stress-following-tunica-vaginalis-flap-coverage-after-testicular-torsion
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Maryam Moghimian, Malihe Soltani, Hossein Abtahi, Majid Shokoohi
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim was to investigate the protective effect of vitamin C on tissue damage and oxidative stress following tunica albuginea incision with tunica vaginalis flap coverage for testicular torsion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into two experimental groups. The first group experienced 5h of testicular torsion followed by treatment with vitamin C alone, with tunica vaginalis flap coverage alone, and with both vitamin C and tunica vaginalis flap coverage along with a control group subjected to a sham procedure...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757312/high-paternal-testosterone-may-protect-against-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-in-fathers-but-confer-risk-to-mothers-and-children
#7
Darby E Saxbe, Christine Dunkel Schetter, Clarissa D Simon, Emma K Adam, Madeleine U Shalowitz
Following the birth of an infant, decreases in testosterone and increases in depressive symptoms have been observed in fathers. Paternal testosterone may reflect fathers' investment in pair-bonding and paternal caregiving and, as such, may be associated with maternal and familial well-being. This study tests associations between paternal testosterone, paternal and maternal postpartum depressive symptoms, and subsequent family functioning. Within 149 couples, fathers provided testosterone samples when infants were approximately nine months old and both parents reported on postpartum depressive symptoms at two, nine, and 15months postpartum...
July 27, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752616/study-on-testicular-response-to-prolong-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-treatments-in-guinea-pigs
#8
J S Aprioku, A C Mankwe
Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are first-line agents in malaria chemotherapy, but often abused in malaria endemic countries including Nigeria. This study investigated the effects of prolong treatment of artesunate-amodiaquine (ATS-Amod), artesunate-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (ATS-SP) and artemether-lumefantrine (ATM-Lum) on testicular indices in guinea pigs. Sixty-five pigs were grouped into 13 (n = 5 per group). Six groups were given standard or double therapeutic dose equivalents of ATS-Amod, ATS-SP or ATM-Lum daily for 14 day and sacrificed 24 hr after treatments...
July 27, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752572/effect-of-paracetamol-on-semen-quality
#9
REVIEW
S A Banihani
Several published studies, both direct and indirect, have connected paracetamol, also named acetaminophen, a commonly used over-the-counter analgesic and antipyretic medication, with semen quality and male infertility, although as yet this connection is unclear. This review addresses the effect of paracetamol on semen quality and hence on male factor infertility. We searched the MEDLINE database from January 1980 through January 2017 for English-language articles using the key words "paracetamol" and "acetaminophen" versus "sperm...
July 28, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747539/steroidogenesis-in-leydig-cells-effects-of-aging-and-environmental-factors
#10
Yiyan Wang, Fenfen Chen, Leping Ye, B R Zirkin, H Chen
Serum testosterone (T) levels decrease with aging in both humans and rodents. Using the rat as a model system, it was found that age-related reductions in serum T were not due to loss of Leydig cells, but rather to the reduced ability of the Leydig cells to produce T in response to luteinizing hormone (LH). Detailed analyses of the steroidogenic pathway have suggested that two defects along the pathway, LH stimulated cAMP production and cholesterol transport to and into the mitochondria, are of particular importance in age-related reductions in T production...
July 26, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743351/chronic-stress-effects-and-their-reversibility-on-the-fallopian-tubes-and-uterus-in-rats
#11
S Divyashree, H N Yajurvedi
The durational effects of chronic stress on the Fallopian tubes and uterus were studied by exposing rats to stressors in the form of restraint (1h) and forced swimming (15min) daily for 4, 8 or 12 weeks. One group of stressed rats from each time period was then maintained without exposure to stressors for a further 4 weeks to assess their ability to recover from stress. All time periods of stress exposure resulted in decreased weight of the body and Fallopian tubes; however, the relative weight of the uterus and serum concentrations of oestradiol and insulin increased significantly...
July 26, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729707/status-stress-and-performance-in-track-and-field-athletes-during-the-european-games-in-baku-azerbaijan
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Benjamin Siart, Alfred Nimmerichter, Claudia Vidotto, Bernard Wallner
This study analyzes the relationship between salivary cortisol and testosterone levels and performance in track and field athletes. In addition, we analyzed the influence of status among athletes (measured based on previous athletic achievement) on hormone levels. Nineteen members of the Austrian track and field team (eleven males, eight females, 25.9 ± 3.9 years of age, 74.9 ± 20.1 kg, and 179.3 ± 10 cm) participated in this study. Data was collected during the European Games in Baku. Athletes delivered saliva samples at various time-points including morning samples and samples directly before and after the competition...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727906/potential-of-telmisartan-in-the-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#13
Ismail Ogunbayode Ishola, Charles C Anunobi, Kehinde Habeeb Tijani, Olasunmbo Afolayan, Victoria U Udokwu
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common health problem in aging men. This study was carried out to investigate the protective effect of telmisartan on testosterone induced-BPH in rats. Fifty-four male Wistar rats (200 - 250g) were randomly divided into 9 groups (n =6) and orally treated for 28 consecutive days: group 1- vehicle normal, olive oil (10 ml/kg); group 2- BPH model control (10 ml/kg); groups 3-5 - telmisartan (5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, respectively); group 6- pioglitazone (20 mg/kg); group 7- celecoxib (20 mg/kg); group 8- combination of telmisartan (5 mg/kg) and pioglitazone (20 mg/kg); group 9- combination of telmisartan (5 mg/kg) and celecoxib (20 mg/kg)...
July 20, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723469/inflammation-microbiota-and-prostate-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Martin Puhr, Angelo De Marzo, William Isaacs, Marshall Scott Lucia, Karen Sfanos, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian, Zoran Culig
CONTEXT: Chronic inflammation of the prostate has been associated with preneoplastic lesions and cancer development. Multiple causes have been considered for chronic inflammation of the prostate. Inflammatory cytokines such as interleukins are implicated in prostate carcinogenesis and development. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate literature published on etiological factors, urinary microbiota, morphological features of proliferative inflammatory atrophy and high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia, genetic polymorphisms, inflammatory stress, and cytokine signaling...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708528/competition-for-oestrous-ewes-between-rams-reared-by-their-mothers-or-artificially-reared-effects-on-sexual-behaviour-and-testosterone-and-cortisol-serum-concentrations
#15
J P Damián, M J Hötzel, G Banchero, R Ungerfeld
The objective of this study was to determine how the social competition for an oestrous ewe affects the sexual behaviour and the endocrine response in two groups of rams, one reared by their mothers and another artificially reared. Thus, we compared the sexual behaviour and testosterone and cortisol changes in each group of rams in competitive and non-competitive tests, both during the first and second breeding seasons. Two groups of rams were: 1) artificially reared lambs, separated from their dams 24-36 h after birth (Week 0) and artificially fed with sheep milk until 10 weeks of age (group AR, n = 14); and 2) lambs reared by their dams until 10 weeks of age (group DR, n = 13)...
June 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704075/arecoline-cannot-alter-testicular-dysfunction-and-pineal-activation-caused-by-noise-in-wistar-rat
#16
Indraneel Saha, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Urmi Chatterji, B R Maiti
Millions of people consume betel nut for increased capacity to work and for stress reduction. The nut contains arecoline, which has multiple side effects on endocrine functions. Objective of the work is to investigate pineal-testicular responses to noise and after arecoline treatment in noise in rats. Noise exposure (100 dB, 6 h daily, 10 days) caused pineal stimulation ultrastructurally and at indoleamines level. Leydig cell dysfunction with fall of testosterone level and suppression of sex accessories were noticed...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703286/effect-of-quercetin-on-cadmium-chloride-induced-impairments-in-sexual-behaviour-and-steroidogenesis-in-male-wistar-rats
#17
G A Ujah, V U Nna, M I Agah, L O Omue, C B Leku, E E Osim
Cadmium chloride (CdCl2 ) has been reported to cause reproductive toxicity in male rats, mainly through oxidative stress. This study examined its effect on sexual behaviour, as one of the mechanisms of reproductive dysfunction, as well as the possible ameliorative effect of quercetin (QE) on same. Thirty male Wistar rats (10 weeks old), weighing 270-300 g, were used for this study. They were either orally administered 2% DMSO, CdCl2 (5 mg/kg b.w.), QE (20 mg/kg b.w.) or CdCl2 +QE, once daily for 4 weeks, before sexual behavioural studies...
July 13, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698119/stress-differentially-affects-the-systemic-and-leukocyte-estrogen-network-in-common-carp
#18
Ewa Szwejser, Lukasz Pijanowski, Magdalena Maciuszek, Anna Ptak, Kamil Wartalski, Malgorzata Duda, Helmut Segner, B M Lidy Verburg-van Kemenade, Magdalena Chadzinska
Both systemic and locally released steroid hormones, such as cortisol and estrogens, show immunomodulatory actions. This research gives evidence that circulating and leukocyte-derived estrogens can be involved in the regulation of the immune response in common carp, during homeostasis and upon restraining stress. It was found that stress reduced level of blood 17β-estradiol (E2) and down-regulated the gene expression of components of the "classical" estrogen system: the nuclear estrogen receptors and the aromatase CYP19, in the hypothalamus, the pituitary and in the ovaries...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694052/group-housing-during-adolescence-has-long-term-effects-on-the-adult-stress-response-in-female-but-not-male-zebra-finches-taeniopygia-guttata
#19
Michael G Emmerson, Karen A Spencer
Adolescent social interactions can have long-term effects on physiological responses to stressors in later-life. A larger adolescent group size can result in higher stressor-induced secretion of glucocorticoids in adulthood. The effect may be due to a socially-mediated modulation of gonadal hormones, e.g. testosterone. However, group size (number of animals) has been conflated with social density (space per animal). Therefore it is hard to determine the mechanisms through which adolescent group size can affect the stress response...
July 7, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690949/role-of-sex-hormone-levels-and-psychological-stress-in-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Salman Assad, Hamza H Khan, Haider Ghazanfar, Zarak H Khan, Salman Mansoor, Muhammad A Rahman, Ghulam H Khan, Bilal Zafar, Usman Tariq, Shuja A Malik
The aim of this review article is to assess the connection between psychological stress and sex hormones and their effect on the development of autoimmune diseases. Psychological stress describes what people feel when they are under mental, physical, or emotional pressure. We searched for online articles using MEDLINE®, Embase, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar. Our research yielded a total of 165 articles out of which 30 articles were considered for further perusal. The articles were reviewed from February 2016 to February 2017...
June 5, 2017: Curēus
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