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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540226/traditional-chinese-medical-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction
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Hao Li, Hongyang Jiang, Jihong Liu
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, is used as an alternative therapy to increase the curative effect for erectile dysfunction (ED). A large number of studies have been conducted to investigate the effect and mechanism of TCM for treating ED. The therapeutic effect of acupuncture on ED is still controversial at present. However, some Chinese herbs exhibited satisfying outcomes and they might improve erectile function by activating nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) pathway, increasing cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) expression, elevating testosterone level, reducing intracellular Ca(2+) concentration, down-regulating transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1)/Smad2 signaling pathway, or ameliorating the oxidative stress...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539251/anabolic-hormone-profiles-in-elite-military-men-robust-associations-with-age-stress-and-fatigue
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Marcus K Taylor, Genieleah A Padilla, Lisa M Hernández
We recently established stable daily profiles of the anabolic hormones dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and testosterone in 57 elite military men. In this follow-on study, we explored associations of salivary anabolic hormone profiles with demographic (i.e., age, body mass index [BMI]) and biobehavioral health indices (i.e., blood pressure, sleep, perceived stress, fatigue) via correlational models. Next, nuanced patterns were constructed using quartile splits followed by one-way analysis of variance and post hoc subgroup comparisons...
May 21, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538307/can-cold-water-immersion-enhance-recovery-in-elite-olympic-weightlifters-an-individualized-perspective
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Jan Schimpchen, Maximilian Wagner, Alexander Ferrauti, Michael Kellmann, Mark Pfeiffer, Tim Meyer
Schimpchen, J, Wagner, M, Ferrauti, A, Kellmann, M, Pfeiffer, M, and Meyer, T. Can cold water immersion enhance recovery in elite Olympic weightlifters? An individualized perspective. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1569-1576, 2017-We investigated whether cold water immersion (CWI) after intensive training sessions can enhance recovery in elite Olympic weightlifters, taking into account each athlete's individual response pattern. The entire German male Olympic weightlifting national team participated in the study (n = 7), ensuring collection of data from elite athletes only...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531762/high-dose-testosterone-enanthate-supplementation-boosts-oxidative-stress-but-exerts-little-effect-on-the-antioxidant-barrier-in-sedentary-adolescent-male-rat-liver
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Ewa Sadowska-Krepaa, Barbara Klapcinępa, Barbara Kłapcińska, Sławomir Jagsz, Anna Nowara, Izabela Szołtysek-Bołdys, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Józef Langfort, Stanisław J Chrapusta
BACKGROUND: Anabolic-androgenic steroids abuse is on the rise among adolescent boys and young men, mostly in those seeking a 'shortcut' to an improved body image. This approach is associated with the risk of severe adverse health effects, some of which involve the liver and are linked to hepatic oxidative stress. Testosterone and its esters is a cornerstone of most anabolic-androgenic steroid stacking protocols. METHODS: We assessed and compared several hepatotoxicity and liver oxidative stress indices, as well as the contents of some components of the hepatic antioxidant barrier between sedentary adolescent male rats given a 6-week course of weekly im testosterone enanthate (TE, 8 or 80mg/kgBW/week) or vehicle (sesame oil) injections...
March 11, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529127/antioxidant-peroxiredoxin-3-expression-is-regulated-by-17beta-estradiol-in-rat-white-adipose-tissue
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Marco Bauza-Thorbrügge, M Bel Galmés-Pascual, Miquel Sbert-Roig, J Francisco García-Palmer, Magdalena Gianotti, M Ana Proenza, Isabel Lladó
Peroxiredoxin 3 (PRX3) plays a role as a regulator of the adipocyte mitochondrial function due to its antioxidant activity. We have previously reported the existence of a sexual dimorphism in the mitochondrial oxidative stress status of many rat tissues such as white (WAT) and brown (BAT) adipose tissues. The aim was to elucidate whether sex hormones may play a role in PRX3 expression in the adipose tissues of rats. In in vivo experiments, male and female standard diet fed rats, high fat diet (HFD) fed rats and rosiglitazone-supplemented HFD (HDF+Rsg) fed rats, as well as ovariectomized (OVX) and 17beta-estradiol-supplemented OVX (OVX+E2) female rats were used...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527679/salivary-steroid-response-and-competitive-anxiety-in-elite-basketball-players-effect-of-opponent-level
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Ademir F S Arruda, Marcelo S Aoki, Ana Carolina Paludo, Alexandre Moreira
This study examined the effect of playing matches against different opponent teams (hard match; HM, medium match; MM, and easy match; EM) on pre-match testosterone concentration (T), pre-to-post match cortisol (C) concentration, and pre-competitive anxiety (CSAI-2 questionnaire) in 20 elite male basketball players. One training session (TS) was also assessed (control condition). Saliva steroids were determined by ELISA. The pre-T concentration was significantly lower for the TS (163±54pmolL(-1)), compared to the three official matches (EM: 208±82pmolL(-1), MM: 213±57pmolL(-1), and HM: 218±37pmolL(-1)) (p<0...
May 17, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511046/effects-of-stress-on-women-s-preference-for-male-facial-masculinity-and-their-endocrine-correlates
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Beate Ditzen, Simona Palm-Fischbacher, Lara Gossweiler, Livia Stucky, Ulrike Ehlert
Women's preferences for masculinity in men's faces seem to vary across the menstrual cycle and are assumed to be strongest around ovulation. A number of hormones have been proposed to underlie these subtle cyclic shifts. Furthermore, mating preferences are context-dependent, and stress has been found to alter mate choice, both in animals and humans. Currently, the effects of stress on women's preference for masculinity remain unknown. To examine the hormonal basis and the impact of stress on facial masculinity preference, we tested for within-subject changes in 52 healthy young women who underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) and the placebo-TSST in randomized order in the late follicular and mid-luteal phases of their menstrual cycle...
May 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511045/stigma-and-diurnal-cortisol-among-transitioning-transgender-men
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L Zachary DuBois, Sally Powers, Bethany G Everett, Robert-Paul Juster
This study assessed diurnal cortisol functioning in relation to stigma-based transition-specific stressors experienced by transgender men during their transition from female to male. Sixty-five healthy transgender men undergoing testosterone therapy participated in in-person interviews through which transition-specific stressors were identified. Interviews were coded according to participant reported (1) Transitioning-identity stress; (2) Coming Out stress; (3) Gender-specific Public Bathroom stress; and (4) levels of general Perceived Stress...
May 8, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503943/transcriptional-profile-of-ethylene-glycol-monomethyl-ether-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-rats
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Takuya Matsuyama, Koichi Yabe, Chiharu Kuwata, Kazumi Ito, Yosuke Ando, Hiroshi Iida, Kazuhiko Mori
To clarify the molecular mechanism of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME)-induced testicular toxicity, the potential for EGME-related changes in transcript levels of genes including spermatocyte-specific genes was evaluated in the testis of rats given single dosing of EGME at 200, 600, or 2000 mg/kg. Furthermore, the contribution of decreased testicular testosterone on EGME-induced spermatocyte toxicity was investigated by comparing to transcriptional profile due to a testosterone synthesis inhibitor, ketoconazole (KET), at 30 or 300 mg/kg...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501551/contribution-of-stress-and-sex-hormones-to-memory-encoding
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Christian J Merz
Distinct stages of the menstrual cycle and the intake of oral contraceptives (OC) affect sex hormone levels, stress responses, and memory processes critically involved in the pathogenesis of mental disorders. To characterize the interaction of sex and stress hormones on memory encoding, 30 men, 30 women in the early follicular phase of the menstrual cycle (FO), 30 women in the luteal phase (LU), and 30 OC women were exposed to either a stress (socially evaluated cold-pressor test) or a control condition prior to memory encoding and immediate recall of neutral, positive, and negative words...
May 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497207/evaluation-of-rumen-protected-choline-additive-to-diet-on-productive-performance-of-male-zaraibi-growing-goats-during-hot-summer-season-in-egypt
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A A M Habeeb, A E Gad, M A A Atta, M A M Abdel-Hafez
Twenty Zaraibi goat bucks were used in this experiment which lasted 3 months during summer season of Egypt. The animals were divided randomly into two equal groups. The first group was kept without treatment as control while in the second group, rumen-protected choline (RPC) at the level of 20 g/buck/day was added to the concentrate feed mixture at the morning feeding. RPC additives to diet of Zaraibi goat bucks during the period of hot summer season increased (P < 0.01) total gain and average daily gain compared to the control group...
May 12, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495475/ameliorative-effects-of-achillea-millefolium-inflorescences-alcoholic-extract-against-nicotine-induced-reproductive-failure-in-rat
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M Hallaj Salahipour, Sh Hasanzadeh, H Malekinejad
BACKGROUND: Nicotine (Nic) is a major risk factor in the development of functional disorders of male reproductive system. Achillea millefolium; is highly regarded for medicinal activities, due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study was carried out to evaluate whether Achillea millefolium (Achm) inflorescences alcoholic extract could serve as a protective agent in male reproductive male failures during Nic exposure in a rat model. METHODS: Twenty-five adult male Wistar rats were categorized into the five groups...
May 8, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492802/gonadotrophic-prolactin-corticosterone-and-gonadal-hormones-levels-over-15-months-in-giant-amazon-river-turtles-podocnemis-expansa-schweigger-1812-testudines-podocnemididae-in-captive-conditions
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G E Freneau, V A Sá, C R Franci, D Vieira, B N Freneau
In order to achieve successful captive breeding the Podocnemis expansa, it is necessary to study their reproductive endocrinology. The purpose of this research was to evaluate and characterize plasma concentrations in gonadotrophic, gonadic, corticosterone and prolactin hormones from Giant Amazon Turtles under captive conditions. Blood samples were collected over a 15 month period. The samples were assayed by the use of radioimmunoassay, prolactin, corticosterone, LH, FSH, testosterone, 17β-estradiol and progesterone...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480685/hormonal-responses-to-a-rugby-match-a-brief-review
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Maamer Slimani, Foued Cheour, Wassim Moalla, Julien S Baker
BACKGROUND: Rugby is an intermittent team sport, commonly stressing the endocrine system by physiological efforts. However, no review has synthesized the available literature on the hormonal responses to a rugby match. The purpose of this review was to examine the hormonal responses to a rugby match. Mediator and moderator variables for the rugby match- hormonal responses relationship were also discussed. METHODS: The systematic search was conducted using different databases and according to the Population/Intervention or Exposure/Comparison/Outcome(s) [PICO] criteria...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475120/protective-effect-of-fragaria-ananassa-crude-extract-on-cadmium-induced-lipid-peroxidation-antioxidant-enzymes-suppression-and-apoptosis-in-rat-testes
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Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Manal F Elkhadragy, Ebtesam M Al-Olayan, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Cadmium is a deleterious environmental pollutant that threats both animals and human health. Oxidative stress and elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) have recently been reported to be the main cause of cellular damage as a result of cadmium exposure. We investigate, here, the protective effect of strawberry crude extracts on cadmium-induced oxidative damage of testes in rats. Four groups (n = 8) of 32 adult male Wistar rats weighing 160-180 g were used. The control group received 0.9% saline solution all over the experimental period (5 days)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473188/reproductive-toxicity-of-roundup-herbicide-exposure-in-male-albino-rat
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Folarin O Owagboriaye, Gabriel A Dedeke, Kehinde O Ademolu, Olarenwaju O Olujimi, Joseph S Ashidi, Aladesida A Adeyinka
The incidence of infertility in human is on the increase and the use of Roundup herbicide and presence of its residues in foodstuff is a major concern. This study therefore aim to assess the effect of Roundup on the reproductive capacity of 32 adult male albino rats randomized into 4 groups of 8 rats per group orally exposed to Roundup at 3.6mg/kg body weight(bw), 50.4mg/kgbw and 248.4mg/kgbw of glyphosate concentrations for 12 weeks while the control group was given distilled water. Serum level of reproductive hormone (testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and prolactin), oxidative stress indices in the testicular tissue, epididymal sperm morphology assessment and testicular histopathology of the rats were used as a diagnostic marker of reproductive dysfunction...
May 1, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472913/fertility-and-sperm-quality-in-the-aging-male
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Susana Almeida, Luís Rato, Mário Sousa, Marco G Alves, Pedro F Oliveira
Parenthood at an older age is becoming a trend among men, especially in the most developed societies. Aging has a significant impact on male fertility. Older men exhibit notable disturbances in the reproductive axis, with steroidogenesis being impacted much more than spermatogenesis. The endocrine changes, together with morphological and functional alternations of the aging testis, result in decreased testosterone production. Nonetheless, studies are needed to scrutinize the impact of age per se versus age-induced dysfunction of the reproductive axis...
May 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471544/neonatal-hypothyroidism-affects-testicular-glucose-homeostasis-through-increased-oxidative-stress-in-prepubertal-mice-effects-on-glut3-glut8-and-cx43
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D Sarkar, S K Singh
Thyroid hormones (THs) play an important role in maintaining the link between metabolism and reproduction and the altered THs status is associated with induction of oxidative stress in various organs like brain, heart, liver and testis. Further, reactive oxygen species play a pivotal role in regulation of glucose homeostasis in several organs, and glucose utilization by Leydig cells is essential for testosterone biosynthesis and thus is largely dependent on glucose transporter 8 (GLUT8). Glucose uptake by Sertoli cells is mediated through glucose transporter 3 (GLUT3) under the influence of THs to meet energy requirement of developing germ cells...
May 4, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467669/investigation-of-the-effect-of-naringenin-on-oxidative-stress-related-alterations-in-testis-of-hydrogen-peroxide-administered-rats
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Zafer Sahin, Ahmet Ozkaya, Gokhan Cuce, Mirac Uckun, Ertan Yologlu
Testis tissue is prone to oxidation because its plasma membrane contains many polyunsaturated fatty acids. Naringenin is a plant-derived natural flavonoid. We investigated the possible ameliorative role of naringenin on the hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-induced testicular damage in Wistar rats. Animals received 12 mg/kg H2 O2 by intraperitoneal injection, and 50 mg/kg naringenin via orogastric gavage for 4 weeks. In the H2 O2 group, the testis malondialdehyde level increased, while the amount of reduced glutathione, glutathione transferase activities, and the testis weight decreased...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450133/corticosteroid-modulation-and-testosterone-changes-during-alcohol-intoxication-affects-voluntary-alcohol-drinking
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C J P Eriksson, T J Etelälahti, S J Apter
A number of studies have shown that stress and an activated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are associated with increased voluntary alcohol drinking. Recently, associations have been found between activated HPA and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axes in alcohol-preferring AA and non-preferring ANA, F2 (crossbred second generation from original AA and ANA), and Wistar rats. The aim of the present study has been to determine the role of corticosterone and alcohol-related testosterone-effects in subsequent alcohol drinking in AA, ANA, F2 and Wistar rats...
April 24, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
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