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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763401/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-for-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-fractional-co2-laser-compared-with-topical-estriol-in-the-treatment-of-vaginal-atrophy-in-postmenopausal-women
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Vera L Cruz, Marcelo L Steiner, Luciano M Pompei, Rodolfo Strufaldi, Fernando L Afonso Fonseca, Lucila H Simardi Santiago, Tali Wajsfeld, Cesar E Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate efficacy of fractional CO2 vaginal laser treatment (Laser, L) and compare it to local estrogen therapy (Estriol, E) and the combination of both treatments (Laser + Estriol, LE) in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHODS: A total of 45 postmenopausal women meeting inclusion criteria were randomized in L, E, or LE groups. Assessments at baseline, 8 and 20 weeks, were conducted using Vaginal Health Index (VHI), Visual Analog Scale for VVA symptoms (dyspareunia, dryness, and burning), Female Sexual Function Index, and maturation value (MV) of Meisels...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756761/measuring-maternal-serum-screening-markers-for-down-s-syndrome-in-plasma-collected-for-cell-free-dna-testing
#2
Geralyn M Lambert-Messerlian, Elizabeth E Eklund, Louis M Neveux, Glenn E Palomaki
Objectives To determine whether maternal plasma collected in cell-free DNA stabilizing tubes is suitable for measuring prenatal screening 'serum' markers. Methods Matched plasma and serum samples were collected from 41 second trimester and 42 first trimester non-Down's syndrome pregnancies. Second trimester samples were tested for alpha-fetoprotein, unconjugated estriol, human chorionic gonadotropin, and inhibin-A (Beckman Coulter DxI immunoassay). First trimester samples were tested for human chorionic gonadotropin and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750898/the-use-of-a-unique-co-culture-model-of-fetoplacental-steroidogenesis-as-a-screening-tool-for-endocrine-disruptors-the-effects-of-neonicotinoids-on-aromatase-activity-and-hormone-production
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Elyse Caron-Beaudoin, Rachel Viau, Andrée-Anne Hudon-Thibeault, Cathy Vaillancourt, J Thomas Sanderson
Estrogen biosynthesis during pregnancy is dependent on the collaboration between the fetus producing the androgen precursors, and the placenta expressing the enzyme aromatase (CYP19). Disruption of estrogen production by contaminants may result in serious pregnancy outcomes. We used our recently developed in vitro co-culture model of fetoplacental steroidogenesis to screen the effects of three neonicotinoid insecticides on the catalytic activity of aromatase and the production of steroid hormones. A co-culture of H295R human adrenocortical carcinoma cells with fetal characteristics and BeWo human choriocarcinoma cells which display characteristics of the villous cytotrophoblast was exposed for 24h to various concentrations of three neonicotinoids: thiacloprid, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid...
July 24, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743541/a-comparative-characterization-of-estrogens-used-in-hormone-therapy-via-estrogen-receptor-er-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE
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Meghan S Perkins, Renate Louw-du Toit, Donita Africander
Conventional hormone therapy (HT) containing estrogens such as ethinylestradiol (EE) have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease resulting in women seeking safer alternatives that are claimed to have fewer health risks. One such alternative gaining popularity, is custom-compounded bioidentical (b)HT formulations containing bioidentical estradiol (bE2) and estriol (bE3). However, the preparation of these custom-compounded estrogens is not regulated, and depending on the route of synthesis, steroid mixtures with differing activities may be produced...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738637/sensitive-detection-of-estriol-hormone-in-creek-water-using-a-sensor-platform-based-on-carbon-black-and-silver-nanoparticles
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Paulo A Raymundo-Pereira, Anderson M Campos, Fernando C Vicentini, Bruno C Janegitz, Camila D Mendonça, Leonardo N Furini, Naiza V Boas, Marcelo L Calegaro, Carlos J L Constantino, Sergio A S Machado, Osvaldo N Oliveira
We report the electrochemical detection of estriol using carbon black nanoballs (CNB) decorated with silver nanoparticles (AgNP) as electrode material. Homogeneous, porous films on glassy carbon electrodes (GCE) were obtained, with diameters of 20 - 25nm for CNB and 5 - 6nm for AgNP. CNB/AgNP electrodes had increased conductivity and electroactive area in comparison with bare GCE and GCE/CNB, according to cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The oxidation potential peak was also down shifted by 93mV, compared to the bare GC electrode...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738570/determination-of-selected-bisphenols-parabens-and-estrogens-in-human-plasma-using-lc-ms-ms
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Lucie Kolatorova Sosvorova, Tereza Chlupacova, Jana Vitku, Martin Vlk, Jiri Heracek, Luboslav Starka, David Saman, Marketa Simkova, Richard Hampl
In this study, a novel liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry method for the simultaneous determination of bisphenols (BPA, BPS, BPF, BPAF), parabens (methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-, benzyl-paraben) and estrogens (estrone, estradiol, estriol) in human plasma is presented. Since all analytes possess the phenolic group, dansyl chloride derivatization was applied in order to gain high sensitivity. The method was validated according to FDA guidelines, and all validation requirements were satisfactory...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730313/derivatization-free-lc-ms-ms-method-for-estrogen-quantification-in-mouse-brain-highlights-a-local-metabolic-regulation-after-oral-versus-subcutaneous-administration
#7
Ecaterina Lozan, Svitlana Shinkaruk, Shaam Alice Al Abed, Valérie Lamothe, Mylène Potier, Aline Marighetto, Jean-Marie Schmitter, Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero, Corinne Buré
17β-Estradiol (17β-E2) is a steroid with pleiotropic actions. In addition to being a sexual hormone, it is also produced in the brain where it modulates the reproductive axis. It has been shown that 17β-E2 also acts on synaptic plasticity and plays a role in neurological pathways and in neurodegenerative diseases. Assaying this steroid in the brain is thus interesting to improve our knowledge of 17β-E2 effects in the brain. However, 17β-E2 concentration in the central nervous system has been reported to be of a few nanograms per gram wet weight (nanomolar range concentration); therefore, its quantification requires both an efficient extraction process and a sensitive detection method...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726100/microrna-in-hormonal-mechanisms-of-regulation-of-nk-cell-function
#8
S V Shirshev, I V Nekrasova, O L Gorbunova, E G Orlova, I L Maslennikova
We investigated the effect of human chorionic gonadotropin, estriol, leptin, ghrelin, and kisspeptin on the microRNA expression in separated NK cells. All of these hormones are able to effectively modulate the expression of microRNAs both stimulating and suppressing the cytotoxic potential of NK cells and thereby indirectly regulate the functions of these lymphocytes.
May 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710632/process-for-biotransformation-of-androsta-4-ene-3-17-dione-4-ad-to-androsta-1-4-diene-3-17-dione-add
#9
Surya Prakash, Abhay Bajaj
Androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (androstadienedione, ADD) is key intermediate for the organic synthesis of a variety of female sex hormones such as estrone, estradiol, estriol and other related derivatives. De novo synthesis of this molecule is not yet reported in any form of living system, i.e., microbial, plant, and animal. The structural complexities due to presence of several chiral carbon centers create significant hurdles in chemical synthesis of such molecules. Microbe-mediated biotransformation offer a highly reliable, cost-effective, and relatively non hazardous way for commercial manufacturing of steroidal key intermediates...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707514/removal-of-estrone-17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-estriol-from-sewage-and-cow-dung-by-immobilized-novosphingobium-sp-ari-1
#10
Juan Liu, Shunyao Li, Xin Li, Yanzheng Gao, Wanting Ling
Immobilized bacterial agents (IBA) can increase the cell density and improve the environmental adaptability of bacteria, as well as reduce competition by indigenous microorganisms and enhances the biodegradation of contaminants in complex matrices. An estrogen-degrading bacterium, Novosphingobium sp. ARI-1, was immobilized in calcium alginate (CA) using an embedding method and applied to the removal of estrogens from natural sewage and cow dung. The optimum immobilization conditions were as follows: sodium alginate (SA) and CaCl2·2H2O concentrations of 5% (m/v) and 4% (m/v), respectively; a bacterial suspension to sodium alginate ratio of 1:2; and crosslinking for 6 h at 4°C...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693900/biodegradation-of-pharmaceuticals-and-endocrine-disruptors-with-oxygen-nitrate-manganese-iv-iron-iii-and-sulfate-as-electron-acceptors
#11
Natalie Schmidt, Declan Page, Andreas Tiehm
Biodegradation of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds was examined in long term batch experiments for a period of two and a half years to obtain more insight into the effects of redox conditions. A mix including lipid lowering agents (e.g. clofibric acid, gemfibrozil), analgesics (e.g. diclofenac, naproxen), beta blockers (e.g. atenolol, propranolol), X-ray contrast media (e.g. diatrizoic acid, iomeprol) as well as the antiepileptic carbamazepine and endocrine disruptors (e.g. bisphenol A, 17α-ethinylestradiol) was analyzed in batch tests in the presence of oxygen, nitrate, manganese (IV), iron (III), and sulfate...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672726/resource-efficiency-analysis-for-photocatalytic-degradation-and-mineralization-of-estriol-using-tio2-nanoparticles
#12
Irwing M Ramírez-Sánchez, Shea Tuberty, Mike Hambourger, Erick R Bandala
A resource efficiency analysis was developed that evaluated photocatalyst loading and temperature inputs, and assessed hydroxyl radical (OH) production. Catalyst loading (Aeroxide(®) TiO2 P25) between 1 and 1500 mg L(-1) and temperatures between 5 and 50 °C were analyzed as input resources for OH production. After, the best experimental conditions were used to degrade and mineralize estriol (E3). The analysis showed that a low catalyst concentration lead to poor absorption of radiation and a slow reaction...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667415/determination-of-selected-steroid-hormones-in-some-surface-water-around-animal-farms-in-cape-town-using-hplc-dad
#13
Olatunde S Olatunji, Olalekan S Fatoki, Beatrice O Opeolu, Bhekumusa J Ximba, Rumbidzai Chitongo
In this study, a method for the simultaneous determination of two steroid hormones, 17β-estradiol (E2) and estriol (E3), and a hormone mimicking polycarbonate, bisphenol-A (BPA), was developed and validated. This was thereafter used for the determination of the levels of the hormones in surface water collected around some livestock farms. The sensitivity of the method allowed the LODs and LOQs of the hormones and mimic hormone in the range 1.14-2.510 and 3.42-7.53 μg/L, respectively. The results revealed wide variability in the concentrations of E2 and E3, while BPA was not detected at any of the sampling stations...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646728/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-vasa-previa-on-feto-placental-hormonal-synthesis-and-fetal-growth
#14
Yaakov Melcer, Ron Maymon, Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Orna Levinsohn-Tavor, Josef Tovbin, Eric Jauniaux
INTRODUCTION: A vasa previa (VP) refers to aberrant chorionic vessels which can either connect the chorionic plate to a velamentous cord (type I) or a succenturiate or accessory lobe to the main placental mass (type II). METHODS: We performed retrospective cohort study of 32 singleton pregnancies diagnosed with VP. The levels of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and unconjugated estriol (uE3) were measured at 15-18 weeks as part of the triple test screening for Trisomy 21...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622049/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-estriol-to-treat-vulvovaginal-atrophy-in-postmenopausal-women-a-systematic-literature-review
#15
C Rueda, A M Osorio, A C Avellaneda, C E Pinzón, O I Restrepo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of estriol for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed. We searched the following electronic databases: Medline, Cochrane, Embase, Lilacs, CINHAL and Google Scholar. The studies selected included controlled clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies. Selections were made in pairs and independently, first by title and abstract and then complete texts...
August 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573324/development-of-a-sensitive-and-robust-online-dual-column-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-analysis-of-natural-and-synthetic-estrogens-and-their-conjugates-in-river-water-and-wastewater
#16
Mira Čelić, Sara Insa, Biljana Škrbić, Mira Petrović
An online ultra-high-performance-liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for detection and quantification of natural and synthetic estrogens and their conjugates in aqueous matrices was developed. Target compounds include the natural estrogen estradiol (E2) and its main metabolites estrone (E1) and estriol (E3), the synthetic estrogens ethinylestradiol (EE2) and diethylstilbestrol (DES) and their conjugates estrone 3-sulfate (E1-3S), estriol 3-sulfate (E3-3S), estradiol 17-glucuronide (E2-17G), estrone 3-glucuronide (E1-3G), and estriol 16-glucuronide (E3-16G)...
June 2, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567681/study-on-the-removal-of-hormones-from-domestic-wastewaters-with-lab-scale-constructed-wetlands-with-different-substrates-and-flow-directions
#17
José Alberto Herrera-Melián, Rayco Guedes-Alonso, Alejandro Borreguero-Fabelo, José Juan Santana-Rodríguez, Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera
Eight wastewater samples from a university campus were analysed between May and July of 2014 to determine the concentration of 14 natural and synthetic steroid hormones. An on-line solid-phase extraction combined with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (on-line SPE-UHPLC-MS/MS) was used as extraction, pre-concentration and detection method. In the samples studied, three oestrogens (17β-estradiol, estrone and estriol), two androgens (boldenone and testosterone), three progestogens (norgestrel, progesterone and norethisterone) and one glucocorticoid (prednisone) were detected...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552915/the-regioselective-glucuronidation-of-morphine-by-dimerized-human-ugt2b7-1a1-1a9-and-their-allelic-variants
#18
Zi-Zhao Yang, Li Li, Lu Wang, Ling-Min Yuan, Ming-Cheng Xu, Jing-Kai Gu, Hui-di Jiang, Lu-Shan Yu, Su Zeng
Uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 2B7 is expressed mostly in the human liver, lung and kidney and can transfer endogenous glucuronide group into its substrate and impact the pharmacological effects of several drugs such as estriol, AZT and morphine. UGT2B7 and its allelic variants can dimerize with the homologous enzymes UGT1A1 and UGT1A9, as well as their allelic variants, and then change their enzymatic activities in the process of substrate catalysis. The current study was designed to identify this mechanism using morphine as the substrate of UGT2B7...
August 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521190/simultaneous-determination-of-bisphenol-a-and-estrogens-in-hair-samples-by-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#19
Chaelin Lee, Chong Hyeak Kim, Sunghwan Kim, Sung-Hee Cho
Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupter, is widely used to make chemicals for polycarbonate, plastics, beverage containers, epoxy resins, and cash register receipts. BPA is one of the known xenoestrogens, which have weak estrogenic activity and cause obesity, diabetes, breast cancer, and reproductive disorders. Even though the concentration level of metabolomes in hair is usually lower than that in urine and blood, there are several reasons why we chose to use hair samples. First, the sampling procedure of hairs is simple...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509626/custom-compounded-bioidentical-hormone-therapy-why-so-popular-despite-potential-harm-the-case-against-routine-use
#20
M L'Hermite
Wide rejection of conventional hormone therapy (HT) after the initial publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) led to unjustified use of custom-compounded bioidentical hormones. In the USA, it became an unregulated drug manufacturer industry in disguise, without proper control and making false claims and misleading advertisements. Manufacturing quality is not ensured. Unspecific harm from compounding has occurred on a large scale, such as deaths from infected products and end-stage renal failure plus carcinoma due to confusion between different Chinese herbs...
June 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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