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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811197/seasonal-changes-in-plasma-testosterone-and-cortisol-suggest-an-androgen-mediated-regulation-of-the-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-the-tarabul-s-gerbil-gerbillus-tarabuli-thomas-1902
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Yamina Zatra, Naouel Aknoun-Sail, Arezki Kheddache, Abdelouafi Benmouloud, Salima Charallah, Elara N Moudilou, Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Farida Khammar, Zaina Amirat
In the desert gerbil Gerbillus tarabuli (Thomas, 1902), cortisol is the main glucocorticosteroid produced by the adrenal glands. Plasma cortisol concentrations show highest values when testosterone is reduced and lowest values during the breeding season which occurs from early winter to late spring. In order to specify the implication of testicular androgens in these corticosteroid seasonal variations we investigated the effects induced by gonadectomy performed during the breeding season on the pituitary adrenal axis...
August 12, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774765/novel-mutations-of-hsd17b3-in-three-chinese-patients-with-46-xy-disorders-of-sex-development
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Bingqing Yu, Zhaoxiang Liu, Jiangfeng Mao, Xi Wang, Junjie Zheng, Shuyu Xiong, Mingxuan Cui, Wanlu Ma, Qibin Huang, Hongli Xu, Bingkun Huang, Min Nie, Xueyan Wu
17β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 3 (17β-HSD3) converts the inactive Δ4-androstenedione (A) to testosterone (T). Its deficiency is the most common testosterone biosynthesis defect that results in 46,XY Disorders Of Sex Development (DSD). However, the disease is difficult to distinguish from other 46,XY DSD for similar clinical phenotypes. Therefore, genetic testing provides good criteria for the diagnosis of the disease. In this study, HSD17B3 gene was examined in 3 unrelated Chinese patients with 46,XY DSD...
August 1, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761656/androstenedione-and-testosterone-levels-correlate-with-in-vitro-fertilization-rates-in-insulin-resistant-women
#3
Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Emily H Dickerson, Stephen M Maguiness, John Robinson, Youssra H Z Dakroury, Stephen L Atkin
BACKGROUND: The free androgen index (FAI) calculated using total testosterone measured by immunoassay does not correlate with oocyte fertilization rates; however, there is considerable cross-reactivity for testosterone with other androgens by immunoassay that is not found using isotope dilution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). AIMS: This study was done to determine relationship between total testosterone and androstenedione measured by LC/MS/MS and fertilization rates...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758009/11-deoxycortisol-may-be-superior-to-cortisol-in-confirming-a-successful-adrenal-vein-catheterization-without-cosyntropin-a-pilot-study
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Naris Nilubol, Steven J Soldin, Dhaval Patel, Muthoni Rwenji, Jianghong Gu, Likhona S Masika, Richard Chang, Constantine A Stratakis, Electron Kebebew
AIM: We aimed to compare the performance of nine adrenal steroids in confirming the correct catheter position during adrenal venous sampling (AVS) without cosyntropin in patients with primary hyperaldosteronism. MATERIALS & METHODS: A successful adrenal vein catheterization without cosyntropin was defined as the ratio of steroids from adrenal to peripheral veins being >3:1. AVS samples from four patients with primary hyperaldosteronism were analyzed. RESULTS: Compared with the mean ratio of cortisol without cosyntropin, the ratios of 11-deoxycortisol (p = 0...
May 2017: International Journal of Endocrine Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752038/steroids-hydroxylation-catalyzed-by-the-monooxygenase-mutant-139-3-from-bacillus-megaterium-bm3
#5
Xing Liu, Jian-Qiang Kong
The search of new substrates with pharmaceutical and industrial potential for biocatalysts including cytochrome P450 enzymes is always challenging. Cytochrome P450 BM3 mutant 139-3, a versatile biocatalyst, exhibited hydroxylation activities towards fatty acids and alkanes. However, there were limited reports about its hydroxylation activity towards steroids. Herein, an Escherichia coli-based whole-cell extract containing the recombinant 139-3 protein was used as the biocatalyst to screen 13 steroids. Results revealed that 139-3 was able to specifically hydroxylate androstenedione (1) at 1α-position, generating a hydroxylated steroid 1α-OH-androstenedione (1a)...
July 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747362/alterations-of-adrenal-steroidomic-profiles-in-preterm-infants-at-birth
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Simon Travers, Laetitia Martinerie, Pascal Boileau, Marc Lombès, Eric Pussard
OBJECTIVE: Preterm infants have relative adrenal and kidney immaturity. Recently, we linked their urine sodium loss to a hypoaldosteronism at variance with an appropriate stimulation of the renin-angiotensin system. To investigate this defective aldosterone secretion, we analyse the biosynthesis pathways of adrenal steroids in neonates according to gestational age (GA). DESIGN: Multicentre study (Premaldo) including 152 neonates classified into three groups: group 1 (very preterm (VPT)): <33 ‰gestational weeks (GW); group 2 (preterm (PT)): 33-36 GW and group 3 (term (T)): ≥37 GW...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739554/46-xy-disorder-of-sex-development-due-to-17-beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-3-deficiency-in-an-infant-of-greek-origin
#7
Assimina Galli-Tsinopoulou, Anastasios Serbis, Eleni Kotanidou, Eleni Litou, Vaia Dokousli, Konstantina Mouzaki, Pavlos Fanis, Vassos Neocleous, Nicos Skordis
17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 3 (17βHSD-3) enzyme catalyzes the conversion of androstenedione (Δ4) to testosterone (T) in the testes of the developing fetus, thus playing a crucial role in the differentiation of the gonads and in establishing the male sex phenotype. Any mutation in the encoding gene (HSD17B3) can lead to a varying degree of undervirilization of the affected male that ranges from completely undervirilized external female genitalia to predominantly male with micropenis and hypospadias...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738285/molecular-assessment-characterization-and-differentiation-of-theca-stem-cells-imply-the-presence-of-mesenchymal-and-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-sheep-ovarian-theca-layer
#8
Samane Adib, Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi
The ability of ovarian theca stem cells to differentiate into oocyte and theca cells may lead to a major advancement in reproductive biology and infertility treatments. However, there is little information about function, growth and differentiation potential of these immature cells. In this study adult sheep theca stem cells (TSCs) characteristics, and differentiation potential into osteocyte-like cells (OSLCs), adipocyte-like cells (ALCs), theca progenitor-like cells (TPCs), and oocyte-like cells (OLCs) were investigated...
July 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733443/direct-metabolic-interrogation-of-dihydrotestosterone-biosynthesis-from-adrenal-precursors-in-primary-prostatectomy-tissues
#9
Charles Dai, Yoon-Mi Chung, Evan Kovac, Ziqi Zhu, Jianneng Li, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Andrew J Stephenson, Eric A Klein, Nima Sharifi
Purpose: A major mechanism of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) involves intratumoral biosynthesis of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from adrenal precursors. We have previously shown that adrenal-derived androstenedione (AD) is the preferred substrate over testosterone (T) for 5α-reductase expressed in metastatic CRPC, bypassing T as an obligate precursor to DHT. However, the metabolic pathway of adrenal-derived DHT biosynthesis has not been rigorously investigated in the setting of primary disease in the prostate...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733189/systematic-review-of-serum-steroid-reference-intervals-developed-using-mass-spectrometry
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REVIEW
Nevada Tavita, Ronda F Greaves
The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the published literature to determine the available serum/plasma steroid reference intervals generated by mass spectrometry (MS) methods across all age groups in healthy subjects and to suggest recommendations to achieve common MS based reference intervals for serum steroids. MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed databases were used to conduct a comprehensive search for English language, MS-based reference interval studies for serum/plasma steroids. Selection of steroids to include was based on those listed in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs, Chemical Pathology, Endocrine Program...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720396/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-protects-against-mitoxantrone-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice
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Venkat Subramaniam, Gin Chuang, Huijing Xia, Brendan Burn, Jessica Bradley, Jerome L Maderdrut, David H Coy, Kurt J Varner
Mitoxantrone (MXT) is an androstenedione that is used to treat cancers and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis; however, its use is limited by its cardiotoxicity. Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a member of the secretin/growth hormone-releasing hormone/vasoactive intestinal peptide family and has many functions, including cytoprotection and immunosuppression. We tested the hypothesis that PACAP can protect against MXT-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. Female BALB/c mice were treated once weekly for 4 weeks with saline (n=14) or MXT (3mg/kg, i...
July 15, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720298/steroids-steroid-precursors-and-neuroactive-steroids-in-critically-ill-equine-neonates
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K A Dembek, K J Timko, L M Johnson, K A Hart, B S Barr, B David, T A Burns, R E Toribio
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) dysfunction has been associated with sepsis and mortality in foals. Most studies have focused on cortisol, while other steroids have not been investigated. The objectives of this study were to characterise the adrenal steroid and steroid precursor response to disease and to determine their association with the HPAA response to illness, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals. All foals (n=326) were classified by two scoring systems into three categories: based on the sepsis score (septic, sick non-septic [SNS] and healthy) and the foal survival score (Group 1: 3-18%; Group 2: 38-62%; Group 3: 82-97% likelihood of survival)...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
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Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710639/downstream-process-synthesis-for-microbial-steroids
#14
Fabian B Thygs, Juliane Merz
Systematic and holistic process development, considering upstream and downstream processing simultaneously, is crucial for designing effective and economical production processes. Based on a multiphasic fermentation process, where oil is added to improve substrate solubility, a systematic approach for the purification of microbial steroids is presented. The design methodology incorporates expert knowledge in the form of heuristics to generate different downstream processing alternatives for processing the complex, multiphasic fermentation broth, and recovering the target steroid precursor androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (androstenedione; AD)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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
#15
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/28710630/scale-up-of-phytosterols-bioconversion-into-androstenedione
#16
Sonia Martínez-Cámara, Esther Bahíllo, José-Luis Barredo, Marta Rodríguez-Sáiz
Phytosterols, generated as a by-product of vegetable oils or wood pulp, contain the cyclopentane-perhydro-phenanthrene nucleus, and can be converted into steroid intermediates by removing the C17 side chain. This chapter shows the scale-up, from flask to fermentor, of the phytosterols bioconversion into 4-androstene-3,17-dione (androstenedione; AD) with Mycobacterium neoaurum B-3805. Due to the fact that phytosterols and AD are nearly insoluble in water, two-phase systems and the use of chemically modified cyclodextrins have been described as methods to solve it...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710629/bioconversion-of-phytosterols-into-androstenedione-by-mycobacterium
#17
Kjell D Josefsen, Anna Nordborg, Håvard Sletta
The chapter describes the bioconversion of phytosterols to androstenedione (AD) with Mycobacterium spp. in shake flasks and fermenters, as well as LC-MS based methods for analysis of phytosterols and steroid products.Phytosterols are derived as a by-product of vegetable oil refining and of manufacture of wood pulp. Phytosterols contain the same four-ring nucleus as steroids, and may be converted to high-value steroids by removing the side chain at C17 and minor changes at other sites in the ring structure.Many bacteria, including Mycobacterium spp...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710628/%C3%AE-sitosterol-bioconversion-to-androstenedione-in-microtiter-plates
#18
Marco P C Marques, Pedro Fernandes
Microtiter plates are routinely used as low-cost miniaturized bioreactors due to the large number of experiments that can be conducted simultaneously under similar conditions and replicate all functions of bench-scale reactors at dramatically smaller volumes. These plates, due to the standard footprint, can be integrated with liquid-handling systems and associated equipment expanding considerably their application and use. However, care has to be taken to operate the microtiter plates in optimized mixing and oxygen transfer conditions, preventing medium evaporation in prolonged experiment runs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710625/selection-of-biodegrading-phytosterol-strains
#19
María-Angélica Mondaca, Maricel Vidal, Soledad Chamorro, Gladys Vidal
The phytosterol-biotransforming strains were selected from Mycobacterium sp., using a high concentration of β-sitosterol. The selection was made by culturing the strains in a medium enriched with 14 g β-sitosterol/L as the unique source of carbon. During 2 months, the bacterial cultures were transferred successively. The extraction of the biotransformation products was made with methanol and ethyl acetate. The qualitative and quantitative analysis was made by means of thin-layer chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography (GLC), and GLC-mass spectrometry...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710623/genetic-techniques-for-manipulation-of-the-phytosterol-biotransformation-strain-mycobacterium-neoaurum-nrrl-b-3805
#20
Jessica K Loraine, Margaret C M Smith
Mycobacterium neoaurum is a saprophytic, soil-dwelling bacterium. The strain NRRL B-3805 converts phytosterols to androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (androstenedione; AD), a precursor of multiple C19 steroids of importance to industry. NRRL B-3805 itself is able to convert AD to other steroid products, including testosterone (Ts) and androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (androstadienedione; ADD). However to improve this strain for industrial use, genetic modification is a priority. In this chapter, we describe a range of genetic techniques that can be used for M...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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