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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533544/sex-specific-metabolic-profiles-of-androgens-and-its-main-binding-protein-shbg-in-a-middle-aged-population-without-diabetes
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Uwe Piontek, Henri Wallaschofski, Gabi Kastenmüller, Karsten Suhre, Henry Völzke, Kieu Trinh Do, Anna Artati, Matthias Nauck, Jerzy Adamski, Nele Friedrich, Maik Pietzner
The role of androgens in metabolism with respect to sex-specific disease associations is poorly understood. Therefore, we aimed to provide molecular signatures in plasma and urine of androgen action in a sex-specific manner using state-of-the-art metabolomics techniques. Our study population consisted of 430 men and 343 women, aged 20-80 years, who were recruited for the cross-sectional population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-TREND), Germany. We used linear regression models to identify associations between testosterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) as well as sex hormone-binding globulin and plasma or urine metabolites measured by mass spectrometry...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525998/androsterone-glucuronide-to-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate-ratio-is-discriminatory-for-obese-caucasian-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Li-Wei Cho, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Eric S Kilpatrick, Brian G Keevil, Adrian G Miller, Anne M Coady, Lina Ahmed, Stephen L Atkin
BACKGROUND: Androsterone glucuronide (ADTG) concentrations have been suggested as a marker of the effects of androgens at the target tissue level. As the mechanism for hyperandrogenemia in obese and nonobese polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may differ, this study compared the different androgen parameters in non-obese compared to obese women with PCOS, and in normal subjects. METHODS: Eleven non-obese and 14 obese women with PCOS were recruited and compared to 11 control women without PCOS...
May 19, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500827/psychological-vulnerability-to-stress-in-carriers-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Eleni-Magdalini Kyritsi, Georgia Koltsida, Ioanna Farakla, Aikaterini Papanikolaou, Elena Critselis, Emilia Mantzou, Emmanouil Zoumakis, Gerasimos Kolaitis, George P Chrousos, Evangelia Charmandari
OBJECTIVE: Carriers of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) demonstrate increased secretion of cortisol precursors following ACTH stimulation, suggestive of impaired cortisol production and compensatory increases in hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) secretion. Both cortisol and CRH have behavioral effects, and hypothalamic CRH hypersecretion has been associated with chronic states of anxiety and depression. We performed an endocrinologic and psychological evaluation in carriers of 21-OHD and matched control subjects...
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498873/associations-of-androgens-with-depressive-symptoms-and-cognitive-status-in-the-general-population
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Hanna Kische, Stefan Gross, Henri Wallaschofski, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Henry Völzke, Matthias Nauck, Robin Haring
OBJECTIVES: Associations between androgens and depressive symptoms were mostly reported from cross-sectional and patient-based studies. STUDY DESIGN/MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Longitudinal data from 4,110 participants of the Study of Health in Pomerania were used to assess sex-specific associations of baseline total and free testosterone, androstenedione and sex hormone-binding globulin with incident depressive symptoms and cognitive status at 5- and 10-year follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494798/androstenedione-response-to-recombinant-human-fsh-is-the-most-valid-predictor-of-the-number-of-selected-follicles-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-case-control-study
#5
Eser Sefik Ozyurek, Tevfik Yoldemir, Gokhan Artar
BACKGROUND: We aimed to test the hypothesis that the correlation of the changes in the blood Androstenedione (A4) levels to the number of selected follicles during ovulation induction with low-dose recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone (rhFSH) is as strong as the correlation to changes in the blood Estradiol (E2) levels in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Prospective Case-control study conducted from October 2014 to January 2016. 61 non-PCOS control (Group I) and 46 PCOS (Group II) patients treated with the chronic low-dose step up protocosl with rhFSH...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485925/occurrence-and-ecotoxicological-effects-of-free-conjugated-and-halogenated-steroids-of-17%C3%AE-hydroxypregnanolone-and-pregnanediol-in-swiss-wastewater-and-surface-water
#6
Kun Zhang, Yanbin Zhao, Karl Fent
Apart from estrogens, the occurrence and ecotoxicity of steroids in the aquatic environment is poorly known. Here we analyzed 33 steroids, including estrogens, androgens, progestins, and glucocorticoids in hospital wastewaters, river water and in municipal wastewater treatment plant (WTP) influents and effluents at different sites in Switzerland. In addition, wastewater from different treatment steps of two WTPs with advanced treatment, such as ozonation or pulverized activated carbon, were analyzed to study the steroid's behavior during treatment...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480655/effects-of-adrenal-androgen-levels-on-bone-age-advancement-in-prepubertal-children-using-the-ewha-birth-and-growth-cohort-study
#7
Jung Hyun Kwon, Hye Ah Lee, Young Ju Kim, Hwayoung Lee, Eun Ae Park, Su Jin Cho, Hye Sun Gwak, Eunhee Ha, Hyesook Park, Hae Soon Kim
Bone age (BA) advancement in prepubertal children may be associated with earlier onset of puberty and obesity. This study aimed to define the effects of adrenal androgen levels on the advancement of BA in prepubertal children, independent of obesity. During July and August 2011, we examined BA in 200 prepubertal children aged 7-9 years who were part of the Ewha Birth & Growth Cohort Study. BA was assessed by the Greulich-Pyle method. An index of BA advancement was calculated as the ratio of BA to chronological age (CA) (BA/CA), and this ratio was classified into 3 tertiles...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479316/reference-intervals-for-plasma-concentrations-of-adrenal-steroids-measured-by-lc-ms-ms-impact-of-gender-age-oral-contraceptives-body-mass-index-and-blood-pressure-status
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Graeme Eisenhofer, Mirko Peitzsch, Denise Kaden, Katharina Langton, Christina Pamporaki, Jimmy Masjkur, George Tsatsaronis, Anastasios Mangelis, Tracy A Williams, Martin Reincke, Jacques W M Lenders, Stefan R Bornstein
BACKGROUND: Mass spectrometric-based measurements of the steroid metabolome have been introduced to diagnose disorders featuring abnormal steroidogenesis. Defined reference intervals are important for interpreting such data. METHODS: Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was used to establish reference intervals for 16 steroids (pregnenolone, progesterone, 11-deoxycorticosterone, corticosterone, aldosterone, 18-oxocortisol, 18-hydroxycortisol, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, 21-deoxycortisol, 11-deoxycortisol, cortisol, cortisone, dehydroepiandrosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate, androstenedione, testosterone) measured in plasma from 525 volunteers with (n=227) and without (n=298) hypertension, including 68 women on oral contraceptives...
May 4, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466507/effects-of-dietary-approach-to-stop-hypertension-diet-on-androgens-antioxidant-status-and-body-composition-in-overweight-and-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
M Azadi-Yazdi, M Karimi-Zarchi, A Salehi-Abargouei, H Fallahzadeh, A Nadjarzadeh
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disease in reproductive age women. The present study aimed to determine the effects of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet on reproductive hormones, plasma total antioxidant status and anthropometric indices in overweight and obese PCOS women. METHODS: In this randomised controlled clinical trial, 60 women with PCOS were randomly assigned to one of two diets with energy restriction: the DASH diet and a control diet...
June 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461075/rfsh-in-medically-assisted-procreation-evidence-for-ovarian-follicular-hyperplasia-and-interest-of-mass-spectrometry-to-measure-17-hydroxyprogesterone-and-%C3%AE-4-androstenedione-in-serum
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M C Menet, M L Hebert-Schuster, N Lahlou, L Marcellin, M C Leguy, V Gayet, J Guibourdenche
Ovarian monitoring requires the determination of serum estradiol and progesterone levels. We investigated whole follicular steroidogenesis under rFSH in medically assisted procreation (MAP: 26 IVF, 24 ICSI) compared to 11 controls (IUI). Estrone, estradiol, Δ4-androstenedione, testosterone, progesterone and 17-hydroxyprogesterone were measured by immunoassay and mass spectrometry except for estrogens. At the start of a spontaneous or induced cycle, steroids levels fluctuated within normal ranges: estradiol (314-585 pmol/L), estrone (165-379 pmol/L) testosterone (1...
April 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457967/dhrs7-sdr34c1-a-new-player-in-the-regulation-of-androgen-receptor-function-by-inactivation-of-5%C3%AE-dihydrotestosterone
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Selene Araya, Denise V Kratschmar, Maria Tsachaki, Simon Stücheli, Katharina R Beck, Alex Odermatt
DHRS7 (SDR34C1) has been associated with potential tumor suppressor effects in prostate cancer; however, its function remains largely unknown. Recent experiments using purified recombinant human DHRS7 suggested several potential substrates, including the steroids cortisone and Δ4-androstene-3,17-dione (androstenedione). However, the substrate and cofactor concentrations used in these experiments were very high and the physiological relevance of these observations needed to be further investigated. In the present study, recombinant human DHRS7 was expressed in intact HEK-293 cells in order to investigate whether glucocorticoids and androgens serve as substrates at sub-micromolar concentrations and at physiological cofactor concentrations...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453773/increased-cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-gaba-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Jennifer F Kawwass, Kristen M Sanders, Tammy L Loucks, Lisa Cencia Rohan, Sarah L Berga
STUDY QUESTION: Do cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), testosterone (T) and estradiol (E2) differ in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as compared to eumenorrheic, ovulatory women (EW)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women with PCOS displayed higher CSF levels of GABA and E2, and possibly T, than EW. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The chronic anovulation characteristic of PCOS has been attributed to increased central GnRH drive and resulting gonadotropin aberrations...
April 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442026/neuromodulatory-effect-of-oestradiol-in-the-metabolism-of-ovarian-progesterone-and-oestradiol-during-dioestrus-ii-participation-of-the-superior-mesenteric-ganglion
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Adriana Vega Orozco, Cynthia Bronzi, Sandra Vallcaneras, Zulema Sosa, Marilina Casais
The aims of the present study were to determine: (1) whether oestradiol (E2) in the superior mesenteric ganglion (SMG) modifies the release of ovarian progesterone (P4), androstenedione (A2) and E2, the activity and gene expression of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) and 20α-HSD and the expression of P450 aromatase (Cyp19a1) and (2) whether any such modifications are related to changes in ovarian nitric oxide (NO) and noradrenaline (NA) levels during dioestrus II. Using an ex vivo SMG-ovarian nervous plexus-ovary system, ovarian P4 release was measured following the addition E2 plus tamoxifen (Txf) (10-6M) to the ganglion, whereas A2, E2, NA and NO were measured following the addition of E2 alone...
April 26, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434274/myoinositol-combined-with-alpha-lipoic-acid-may-improve-the-clinical-and-endocrine-features-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-through-an-insulin-independent-action
#14
Simona De Cicco, Valentina Immediata, Daniela Romualdi, Caterina Policola, Anna Tropea, Christian Di Florio, Valeria Tagliaferri, Elisa Scarinci, Silvia Della Casa, Antonio Lanzone, Rosanna Apa
The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of a combined treatment with alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and myoinositol (MYO) on clinical, endocrine and metabolic features of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this pilot cohort study, forty women with PCOS were enrolled and clinical, hormonal and metabolic parameters were evaluated before and after a six-months combined treatment with ALA and MYO daily. Studied patients experienced a significant increase in the number of cycles in six months (p < 0...
April 23, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432801/weight-loss-in-obese-girls-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-is-associated-with-a-decrease-of-anti-muellerian-hormone-concentrations
#15
Thomas Reinehr, Alexandra Kulle, Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Nina Lass, Christina Bosse, Paul-Martin Holterhus
OBJECTIVE: The Anti- Muellerian Hormone (AMH) has been reported as surrogate marker of antral follicles, which are the origins of hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Therefore, AMH may be useful for the diagnosis of PCOS. The objective was to study the longitudinal changes in AMH concentrations in girls with and without PCOS. DESIGN: This is a longitudinal study of obese girls participating in a 1-year lifestyle intervention. PATIENTS: Forty obese girls aged 13-16 years (50% with PCOS) were included in the study...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430630/estrogen-and-androgen-converting-enzymes-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-and-their-involvement-in-cancer-with-a-special-focus-on-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-2-and-breast-cancer
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Erik Hilborn, Olle Stål, Agneta Jansson
Sex steroid hormones such as estrogens and androgens are involved in the development and differentiation of the breast tissue. The activity and concentration of sex steroids is determined by the availability from the circulation, and on local conversion. This conversion is primarily mediated by aromatase, steroid sulfatase, and 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases. In postmenopausal women, this is the primary source of estrogens in the breast. Up to 70-80% of all breast cancers express the estrogen receptor-α, responsible for promoting the growth of the tissue...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429243/slco1b1-polymorphisms-and-plasma-estrone-conjugates-in-postmenopausal-women-with-er-%C3%A2-breast-cancer-genome-wide-association-studies-of-the-estrone-pathway
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Tanda M Dudenkov, James N Ingle, Aman U Buzdar, Mark E Robson, Michiaki Kubo, Irada Ibrahim-Zada, Anthony Batzler, Gregory D Jenkins, Tracy L Pietrzak, Erin E Carlson, Poulami Barman, Matthew P Goetz, Donald W Northfelt, Alvaro Moreno-Aspita, Clark V Williard, Krishna R Kalari, Yusuke Nakamura, Liewei Wang, Richard M Weinshilboum
BACKGROUND: Estrone (E1), the major circulating estrogen in postmenopausal women, promotes estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast tumor growth and proliferation. Two major reactions contribute to E1 plasma concentrations, aromatase (CYP19A1) catalyzed E1 synthesis from androstenedione and steroid sulfatase (STS) catalyzed hydrolysis of estrone conjugates (E1Cs). E1Cs have been associated with breast cancer risk and may contribute to tumor progression since STS is expressed in breast cancer where its activity exceeds that of aromatase...
April 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429139/rates-of-parasitism-but-not-allocation-of-egg-resources-vary-among-and-within-hosts-of-a-generalist-avian-brood-parasite
#18
Loren Merrill, Scott J Chiavacci, Ryan T Paitz, Thomas J Benson
Brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) deposit their eggs into the nests of other birds, which then raise the cowbird chick. Female cowbirds thus have limited options for impacting their offspring's development via maternal effects compared to most other passerines. Cowbirds can impact their offspring's phenotype by choosing among potential host nests, and by adjusting egg resources based on host characteristics. To examine whether cowbirds exhibit either or both of these strategies, we investigated rates of cowbird parasitism and egg investment (egg size, yolk-to-albumen ratio, and yolk testosterone and androstenedione) among and within host species in a shrubland bird community...
April 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423275/single-or-multiple-access-channels-to-the-cyp450s-active-site-an-answer-from-free-energy-simulations-of-the-human-aromatase-enzyme
#19
Alessandra Magistrato, Jacopo Sgrignani, Rolf Krause, Andrea Cavalli
Cytochromes P450 (CYP450s), in particular, CYP19A1 and CYP17A1, are key clinical targets of breast and prostate anticancer therapies, critical players in drug metabolism, and their overexpression in tumors is associated with drug resistance. In these enzymes, ligand (substrates, drugs) metabolism occurs in deeply buried active sites accessible only via several grueling channels, whose exact biological role remains unclear. Gaining direct insights on the mechanism by which ligands travel in and out is becoming increasingly important given that channels are involved in the modulation of binding/dissociation kinetics and the specificity of ligands toward a CYP450...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392195/clinical-characteristics-of-taiwanese-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-detected-by-neonatal-screening
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Shih-Yao Liu, Cheng-Ting Lee, Yi-Ching Tung, Yin-Hsiu Chien, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Wen-Yu Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Neonatal screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) has been conducted in Taiwan since 2000. This study aimed to determine the clinical characteristics of Taiwanese children with CAH due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) detected by neonatal screening. METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, 26 neonates (14 boys and 12 girls) with classic 21-OHD detected by neonatal screening and confirmed at National Taiwan University Hospital were enrolled...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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