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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633515/crystal-structure-and-functional-characterization-of-a-cytochrome-p450-bacyp106a2-from-bacillus-sp-pamc-23377
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Ki-Hwa Kim, Chang Woo Lee, Bikash Dangi, Sun-Ha Park, Hyun Park, Tae-Jin Oh, Jun Hyuck Lee
Bacterial cytochrome P450 (CYP) steroid hydroxylases are effectively useful in the pharmaceutical industry for introducing hydroxyl groups to a wide range of steroids. We found a putative CYP steroid hydroxylase (BaCYP106A2) from the bacterium Bacillus sp. PAMC 23377 isolated from Kara Sea of the Arctic Ocean, showing 94% sequence similarity with BmCYP106A2 (Bacillus megaterium ATCC 13368). In this study, soluble BaCYP106A2 was overexpressed to evaluate its substrate-binding activity. The substrate affinity (Kd value) to 4-androstenedione was 387 ± 37 µM...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631158/rapid-and-reliable-steroid-hormone-profiling-in-tursiops-truncatus-blubber-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-ms
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Ashley S P Boggs, Tracey B Schock, Lori H Schwacke, Thomas M Galligan, Jeanine S Morey, Wayne E McFee, John R Kucklick
Monitoring of marine mammal steroid hormone status using matrices alternative to blood is desirable due to the ability to remotely collect samples, which minimizes stress to the animal. However, measurement techniques in alternative matrices such as blubber described to date are limited in the number and types of hormones measured. Therefore, a new method using bead homogenization to QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) extraction, C18 post extraction cleanup and analysis by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed and applied to the measurement of hormone suites in bottlenose dolphin blubber...
June 19, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626448/the-common-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-fshr-promoter-polymorphism-fshr-29g%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-affects-androgen-production-in-normal-human-small-antral-follicles
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Tanni Borgbo, Hana Klučková, Milan Macek, Jana Chrudimska, Stine Gry Kristensen, Lise Lotte Hansen, Claus Yding Andersen
Follicle-stimulating hormone receptors (FSHRs) are almost exclusively expressed on granulosa cells, and FSH action is probably most clearly reflected in intrafollicular hormone milieu of antral follicles. Little is known about the possible effects of the common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) FSHR -29G > A (rs1394205) on hormonal conditions in humsan small antral follicles (hSAFs) obtained from women in the natural menstrual cycle. This study investigated the follicle fluid (FF) concentrations of anti-Müllerian hormone, estradiol, progesterone, androstenedione, and testosterone in hSAF in relation to the different genotypes of FSHR -29G > A...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624344/effect-of-obesity-and-its-related-metabolic-factors-on-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-in-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovaries
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Tiphaine Lefebvre, Agathe Dumont, Pascal Pigny, Didier Dewailly
The relationship between serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels, body mass index (BMI) and related metabolic factors were investigated in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A total of 691 women aged between 18 and 35 years, referred to the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Lille between 2009 and 2014 were included: 137 controls and 554 women with PCOS. Mean serum AMH levels were slightly but significantly lower in women with PCOS who were overweight or obese (BMI ≥25) compared with women of normal weight (BMI <25) (P < 0...
June 3, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620242/salivary-testosterone-measurement-in-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Ahmed Al-Qaissi, Eric S Kilpatrick, Soha R Dargham, Joanne Adaway, Brian Keevil, Stephen L Atkin
Clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism is one of the diagnostic criteria for PCOS. An evaluation of the role of salivary testosterone (salT) and androstenedione (salA) for the diagnosis of PCOS was undertaken in a cross sectional study involving 65 women without PCOS and 110 women with PCOS fulfilling all 3 diagnostic Rotterdam criteria. Serum and salivary androgen measurements were determined by LC-MS/MS. salT and salA were significantly elevated in PCOS compared to controls (P < 001). No androgen marker was more predictive than another using ROC curves, but multiple logistic regression suggested salT was more predictive than free androgen index (FAI) (p < 0...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609289/adverse-eff-ects-of-polymeric-nanoparticle-poly-ethylene-glycol-block-polylactide-methyl-ether-peg-b-pla-on-steroid-hormone-secretion-by-porcine-granulosa-cells
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Sona Scsukova, Mlynarcikova A Bujnakova, A Kiss, E Rollerova
OBJECTIVES: Development of nanoparticles (NPs) for biomedical applications, including medical imaging and drug delivery, is currently undergoing a dramatic expansion. Diverse effects of different type NPs relating to mammalian reproductive tissues have been demonstrated. Th e objective of this study was to explore the in vitro effects of polymeric nanoparticle poly(ethylene glycol)-blockpolylactide methyl ether (PEG-b-PLA NPs) on functional state and viability of ovarian granulosa cells (GCs), which play an important role in maintaining ovarian function and female fertility...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598779/preclinical-biomarker-associations-with-both-incident-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-subsequent-mortality-sex-effects-in-a-41-year-community-based-case-control-cohort-study
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Alfonse T Masi, Azeem A Rehman, Laura C Jorgenson, Jean C Aldag
OBJECTIVES: To identify sex effects and preclinical serum biomarker associations with both incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its subsequent mortality, using a 41-year, community-based, case-control cohort. METHODS: After cohort entry in 1974, incident RA cases (n=54) had clinical onsets between 1977 and 1994. Cohort control (CN) subjects were individually matched on entry to cases (4 CN:1 RA, n=216). All subjects were followed for survival from 1995 through 2015...
June 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593921/hyperandrogenism-in-adolescent-girls-relationship-with-the-somatotrophic-axis
#8
María Isabel Hernandez, Patricia López, Ximena Gaete, Claudio Villarroel, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Avila, German Iñiguez, Fernando Cassorla
BACKGROUND: During puberty there is a physiologic increase in adrenal and ovarian androgens. It has been suggested that the somatotrophic axis may be related to the development of hyperandrogenism and anovulation in non-obese adult women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The objective of the study was to investigate whether ovarian androgen secretion in young postmenarchal girls is related to the function of their somatotropic axis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adolescent girls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592912/prospective-and-descriptive-study-on-serum-androstenedione-concentration-in-healthy-children-from-birth-until-18-years-of-age-and-its-associated-factors
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María Gabriela Ballerini, Virginia Gaido, María Eugenia Rodríguez, Ana Chiesa, María Gabriela Ropelato
INTRODUCTION: Androstenedione (A4) is an adrenal and gonadal steroid biomarker, useful in the assessment of children in whom steroidogenic disorders are suspected. The first key step in the evaluation of a diagnostic test resides on confident reference intervals (RI). The lack of updated A4-RI with current methods in pediatrics may mislead A4 results and limit its diagnosis accuracy. AIM: To provide A4 reference ranges in healthy children. METHODS: Prospective, descriptive study...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589573/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effect-of-flutamide-on-steroid-hormone-secretion-in-canine-and-human-inflammatory-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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S Caceres, B Monsalve, L Peña, P J de Andres, A Alonso-Diez, M J Illera, W A Woodward, J M Reuben, G Silvan, J C Illera
The aim was to study the effects of flutamide on cell proliferation, in vivo tumour growth and steroid production in canine and human IBC cell lines. IPC-366 and SUM149 cell cultures were exposed to flutamide concentrations for 72 hours. Additionally, IPC-366 and SUM149 xenotransplanted mice were treated subcutaneously with flutamide 3 times a week for 2 weeks. Steroid hormones determination in culture media, serum and tumour homogenates (pregnenolone, progesterone, androstenedione, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, 17β-oestradiol and oestrone sulphate) were assayed by EIA...
June 6, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584010/androstenedione-and-17-%C3%AE-hydroxyprogesterone-are-better-indicators-of-adrenal-vein-sampling-selectivity-than-cortisol
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Giulio Ceolotto, Giorgia Antonelli, Giuseppe Maiolino, Maurizio Cesari, Giacomo Rossitto, Valeria Bisogni, Mario Plebani, Gian Paolo Rossi
For identification of potentially surgically curable primary aldosteronism, guidelines recommend use of adrenal vein sampling (AVS) that requires selective catheterization of both adrenal veins as verified by using the cortisol-derived selectivity index. Unfortunately, bilaterally selective studies are not obtained under unstimulated conditions in a proportion of the cases ranging between 15% and 50% depending on the cutoff used. We therefore investigated whether 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone and androstenedione, which showed a higher step-up between adrenal vein and inferior vena cava blood than cortisol, can ascertain selectivity when cortisol failed to do so...
June 5, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575537/association-between-biochemical-hyperandrogenism-parameters-and-ferriman-gallwey-score-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Mina Amiri, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Fatemeh Nahidi, Razieh Bidhendi Yarandi, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A limited number of studies have evaluated the relationship between clinical and biochemical hyperandrogenism (HA). This study aimed to evaluate the association between biochemical hyperandrogenism parameters (BHPs) and Ferriman-Gallwey (FG) score in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect and Web of Sciences databases (2000 to 2015) to identify studies investigating clinical and biochemical parameters of HA in PCOS patients...
June 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567679/androgens-oestrogens-and-progesterone-concentrations-in-wastewater-purification-processes-measured-with-capillary-electrophoresis
#13
Heli Sirén, Samira El Fellah
A novel analytical-scale concept to improve reliability of detection and analysis of natural and processed wastewater samples from a purification plant was developed. A sequential sample clean-up system of polymer-based octadecyl and silane-based quaternary amine sorbents were used for concentrating human based steroid hormones and their metabolites and detecting them by UV absorption with capillary electrophoresis (CE). The water samples were collected from influent and effluent processes of the water purification plant in Helsinki, Finland...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546815/role-of-statin-drugs-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Lisa Cassidy-Vu, Edwina Joe, Julienne K Kirk
Objective: To review the potential role and specific impact of statin drugs in women with PCOS. The evidence for this use of statins in PCOS is limited and still under further investigation. Materials and methods: A search was conducted using PubMed, DynaMed and PubMedHealth databases through October 16, 2016 using the terms polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA, statin, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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-including-17%C3%AE-hydroxypregnanolone-and-pregnanediol-in-swiss-wastewater-and-surface-water
#20
Kun Zhang, Yanbin Zhao, Karl Fent
Apart from estrogens, the occurrence and ecotoxicity of steroids in aquatic environments is poorly known. Here, we analyzed 33 steroids, including estrogens, androgens, progestins, and glucocorticoids, in hospital wastewaters, river water, and 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...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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