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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230619/neuroanatomical-and-molecular-correlates-of-cognitive-and-behavioural-outcomes-in-hypogonadal-males
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O B Akinola, M O Gabriel
Robust epidemiological, clinical and laboratory evidence supports emerging roles for the sex steroids in such domains as neurodevelopment, behaviour, learning and cognition. Regions of the mammalian brain that are involved in cognitive development and memory do not only express the classical nuclear androgen receptor, but also the non-genomic membrane receptor, which is a G protein-coupled receptor that mediates some rapid effects of the androgens on neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Under physiological conditions, hippocampal neurons do express the enzyme aromatase, and therefore actively aromatize testosterone to oestradiol...
December 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224110/sex-differences-in-androgen-regulation-of-metabolism-in-nonhuman-primates
#2
Cadence True, David H Abbott, Charles T Roberts, Oleg Varlamov
The in-depth characterization of sex differences relevant to human physiology requires the judicious use of a variety of animal models and human clinical data. Nonhuman primates (NHPs) represent an important experimental system that bridges rodent studies and clinical investigations. NHP studies have been especially useful in understanding the role of sex hormones in development and metabolism and also allow the elucidation of the effects of pertinent dietary influences on physiology pertinent to disease states such as obesity and diabetes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224108/negative-impact-of-testosterone-deficiency-and-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-therapy-on-metabolic-and-sexual-function-in-men
#3
Abdulmaged M Traish
Androgens are steroid hormones with pleotropic and diverse biochemical and physiological functions, and androgen deficiency exerts a negative impact on human health. Testosterone (T) either directly or via its transformation into the more potent metabolite 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) or via aromatization into estradiol (E2) modulates important biochemical signaling pathways of human physiology and plays a critical role in the growth and/or maintenance of functions in a host of tissues and organs. T and 5α-DHT play an important role in regulating physiology of the muscle, adipose tissue, liver, bone, and central nervous system, as well as reproductive and sexual functions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223677/the-hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad-axis-tales-of-mice-and-men
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REVIEW
Athina Kaprara, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi
Reproduction is controlled by the hypothalamic - pituitary - gonadal (HPG) axis. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons play a central role in this axis through production of GnRH, which binds to a membrane receptor on pituitary gonadotrophs and stimulates the biosynthesis and secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Multiple factors affect GnRH neuron migration, GnRH gene expression, GnRH pulse generator, GnRH secretion, GnRH receptor expression, and gonadotropin synthesis and release...
December 6, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211946/a-rare-anos1-variant-in-siblings-with-kallmann-syndrome-identified-by-whole-exome-sequencing
#5
D M Lopategui, A J Griswold, H Arora, R I Clavijo, M Tekin, R Ramasamy
Kallmann syndrome is a rare genetic condition causing congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. It presents with delayed puberty, anosmia, and infertility. Here, we set out to identify a causative DNA variant for Kallmann syndrome in two affected brothers of Hispanic ancestry. The male siblings presented with a clinical diagnosis of Kallmann syndrome (anosmia, delayed puberty, azoospermia, and undetectable luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels). Genetic variations were investigated by whole exome sequencing...
December 6, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198592/can-tangier-disease-cause-male-infertility-a-case-report-and-an-overview-on-genetic-causes-of-male-infertility-and-hormonal-axis-involved
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Laura Stocchi, Emiliano Giardina, Luigia Varriale, Annalisa Sechi, Andrea Vagnini, Gianni Parri, Massimo Valentini, Maria Capalbo
Tangier disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ABCA1 gene and characterized by the accumulation of cholesteryl ester in various tissues and a near absence of high-density lipoprotein. The subject in this investigation was a 36-year-old Italian man with Tangier disease. He and his wife had come to the In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Pesaro Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord) seeking help regarding fertility issues. The man was diagnosed with severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia...
November 26, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191697/deliverable-transgenics-gene-therapy-possibilities-for-the-testes
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REVIEW
Annalucia Darbey, Lee B Smith
Male infertility and hypogonadism are clinically prevalent conditions with a high socioeconomic burden and are both linked to an increased risk in cardiovascular-metabolic diseases and earlier mortality. Therefore, there is an urgent need to better understand the causes and develop new treatments for these conditions that affect millions of men. The accelerating advancement in gene editing and delivery technologies promises improvements in both diagnosis as well as affording the opportunity to develop bespoke treatment options which would both prove beneficial for the millions of individuals afflicted with these reproductive disorders...
November 27, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183245/variation-in-practice-pattern-of-male-hypogonadism-a-comparative-analysis-of-primary-care-urology-endocrinology-and-hiv-specialists
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Yash S Khandwala, Omer A Raheem, Mir Amaan Ali, Tung-Chin Hsieh
The objective of the current study was to measure the adherence of guideline-based evaluation and treatment of hypogonadism by medical specialty. A retrospective review was performed analyzing patients from a single academic institution within the past 10 years. The cohort of 193 men was grouped according to medical specialty of the diagnosing physician (50 urology, 49 primary care, 44 endocrinology, and 50 HIV medicine). Adherence to guidelines was assessed using the Endocrine Society's criteria. Primary care patients were older compared to the rest of the cohort ( p < ...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182666/gnrh-receptor-gene-mutations-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-presenting-with-signs-of-partial-gonadotropin-deficiency
#9
Johanna Hietamäki, Matti Hero, Elina Holopainen, Johanna Känsäkoski, Kirsi Vaaralahti, Anna-Pauliina Iivonen, Päivi J Miettinen, Taneli Raivio
Biallelic, partial loss-of-function mutations in GNRHR cause a wide spectrum of reproductive phenotypes from constitutional delay of growth and puberty to complete congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. We studied the frequency of GNRHR, FGFR1, TAC3, and TACR3 mutations in nine adolescent and young adult females with clinical cues consistent with partial gonadotropin deficiency (stalled puberty, unexplained secondary amenorrhea), and describe phenotypic features and molecular genetic findings of monozygotic twin brothers with stalled puberty...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180110/interleukin-6-inhibits-the-differentiation-of-rat-stem-leydig-cells
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Yiyan Wang, Lanlan Chen, Lubin Xie, Linchao Li, Xiaoheng Li, Huitao Li, Jianpeng Liu, Xianwu Chen, Baiping Mao, Tiantian Song, Qingquan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge
Inflammation causes male hypogonadism. Several inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin 6 (IL-6), are released into the blood and may suppress Leydig cell development. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether IL-6 affected the proliferation and differentiation of rat stem Leydig cells. Leydig cell-depleted rat testis (in vivo) and seminiferous tubules (in vitro) with ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS) were used to explore the effects of IL-6 on stem Leydig cell development. Intratesticular injection of IL-6 (10 and 100 ng/testis) from post-EDS day 14 to 28 blocked the regeneration of Leydig cells, as shown by the lower serum testosterone levels (21...
November 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178422/novel-inactivating-mutations-of-the-dcaf17-gene-in-american-and-turkish-families-cause-male-infertility-and-female-subfertility-in-the-mouse-model
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F Gurbuz, S Desai, F Diao, F Wranitz, M Wood-Trageser, Y-H Shin, L Damla Kotan, H Jiang, S Witchel, N Gurtunca, S Yatsenko, D Mysliwec, K Topaloglu, A Rajkovic
Loss of function DCAF17 variants cause hypogonadism, partial alopecia, diabetes mellitus, mental retardation, and deafness with variable clinical presentation ranging. DCAF17 pathogenic variants have been largely reported in the Middle Eastern populations, but the incidence in American families is rare and animal models are lacking. Exome sequencing in five women with syndromic hypergonadotropic hypogonadism from two unrelated families revealed novel pathogenic variants in the DCAF17 gene. DCAF17 exon 2 (c...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168235/effects-of-nutraceuticals-on-sexual-satisfaction-and-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-a-cohort-of-young-old-men
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Anna Perri, Alessandro Ilacqua, Marina Valenti, Antonio Aversa
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of nutraceuticals containing multiple supplemental facts (Virherbe®/Rekupros®) on sexual satisfaction and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in young-old men. In an open-label trial, 40 males (mean age 66 ± 13) with sexual disturbances and mild LUTS but without cognitive/motor impairment and clinical hypogonadism were enrolled. Sexual desire (SD; IIEF-SD domain) and satisfaction (Global Assessment Question; GAQ), the capacity to perform daily activities (evaluated by 6-min walking test [6MWT]), and International Prostate Symptoms Scores (IPSS) were evaluated before and after oral administration of 2 capsules/day of each supplement for 8 weeks...
November 23, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166371/effect-of-iron-overload-on-impaired-fertility-in-male-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-beta-thalassemia
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Mei-Jou Chen, StevenShinn-Forng Peng, Meng-Yao Lu, Yung-Li Yang, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Shee-Uan Chen, Dong-Tsamn Lin, Kai-Hsin Lin
BACKGROUND: To investigate the fertility of male patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia, and use MRI as a novel method to assess the iron overload status of testis in such patients. METHODS: Twenty-one male patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia and 5 normal male controls enrolled in this study. Hormonal profiles, iron levels, MRI testicular dimension, MRI T2 values, parameters for sperm quality, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) of participants were measured...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160040/fgfr1-disruption-identified-by-whole-genome-sequencing-in-a-male-with-a-complex-chromosomal-rearrangement-and-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Kaori Yamoto, Shingo Okamoto, Yasuko Fujisawa, Maki Fukami, Hirotomo Saitsu, Tsutomu Ogata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158902/hypernatraemic-hypovolaemia-with-anaemia-an-unusual-presentation-of-primary-testicular-insufficiency
#15
Usman Javaid, Vikram Lal, Catherine Napier, Alison Burbridge, Richard Quinton
Hypogonadal men may experience intense vasomotor symptoms, and vasomotor sweating can occasionally be associated with profound fluid losses. We describe a 37-year-old male, who exhibited persistent hypovolaemic hypernatraemia that was challenging to treat despite a continuous high fluid input (>4-5 L/day). He was noted to have drenching sweats and normochromic anaemia. He had recent traumatic head injury, which resulted in neurocognitive dysfunction, so pituitary function tests were done which showed primary hypogonadism...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158535/the-triglycerides-and-glucose-index-rather-than-homa-ir-is-more-associated-with-hypogonadism-in-chinese-men
#16
Kun Zhang, Yi Chen, Lijie Liu, Meng Lu, Jing Cheng, Fengbin Gao, Ningjian Wang, Zhoujun Shen, Yingli Lu
Previous studies have reported that insulin resistant and low testosterone are related. The triglyceride and glucose index (TyG) well mirrors insulin sensitivity. No study investigated the application of TyG in male hypogonadism. We aimed to explore whether TyG was associated with hypogonadism, and also evaluate the ability of TyG compared to HOMA-IR as a possible hypogonadism predictor. A total of 4299 male subjects were enrolled from 22 sites in East China. Hypogonadism was defined as total testosterone <11...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157088/examining-the-effect-of-the-computer-based-educational-package-on-quality-of-life-and-severity-of-hypogonadism-symptoms-in-males
#17
Elahe Afsharnia, Minoo Pakgohar, Shahla Khosravi, Hamid Haghani
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of the computer-based educational package on men's QoL and the severity of their hypogonadism symptoms. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 80 male employees. The data collection tool included the 'Aging Male Symptoms' (AMS) and 'Short Form-36' (SF36) questionnaires. Four sessions were held for the intervention group over a period of 4 weeks. Two months after training, QoL and the severity of hypogonadism symptoms were measured in both the intervention and control groups...
November 20, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150303/oxytocin-intranasal-administration-as-a-new-hope-for-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-patients
#18
Mohammad Saied Salehi, Sareh Pandamooz, Homayoun Khazali
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a form of hypogonadism which also known as secondary or central hypogonadism. Congenital HH can occur due to defect in gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons, upstream regulators of GnRH neurons or pituitary gonadotropic cells. Testosterone or gonadotropins therapy are widely used to treat HH patients, however both have undesirable effects and GnRH treatment for HH patients is time and cost consuming. Direct delivery of therapeutics to the brain via the nasal route is located in the center of attention during the last decade and trial application of intranasal oxytocin as a method of enhancing social interactions are reported...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145714/clinical-and-biochemical-correlates-of-male-hypogonadism-in-type-2-diabetes
#19
A Herrero, M Marcos, P Galindo, J M Miralles, J J Corrales
The origin of hypogonadism, a condition including both symptoms and biochemical criteria of androgen deficiency, in type 2 diabetes is poorly known. In a cross-sectional study of 267 unselected patients, we analyzed the potential correlation of several clinical and biochemical variables as well as chronic micro- and macrovascular diabetic complications with hypogonadism. Hypogonadism was present in 46 patients (17.2%) using a cutoff of total testosterone 10.4 nmol/L and in 31 (11.6%) with a cutoff of 8 nmol/L...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145707/relationship-between-testosterone-in-serum-saliva-and-urine-during-treatment-with-intramuscular-testosterone-undecanoate-in-gender-dysphoria-and-male-hypogonadism
#20
Y Lood, E Aardal-Eriksson, C Webe, J Ahlner, B Ekman, J Wahlberg
Long-term testosterone replacement therapy is mainly monitored by trough levels of serum testosterone (S-T), while urinary testosterone (U-T) is used by forensic toxicology to evaluate testosterone doping. Testosterone in saliva (Sal-T) may provide additional information and simplify the sample collection. We aimed to investigate the relationships between testosterone measured in saliva, serum and urine during standard treatment with 1,000 mg testosterone undecanoate (TU) every 12th week during 1 year. This was an observational study...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
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