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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742263/progesterone-receptor-modulators-for-endometriosis
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REVIEW
Jing Fu, Hao Song, Min Zhou, Huili Zhu, Yuhe Wang, Hengxi Chen, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue (glands and stroma) outside the uterine cavity. This condition is oestrogen-dependent and thus is seen primarily during the reproductive years. Owing to their antiproliferative effects in the endometrium, progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs) have been advocated for treatment of endometriosis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of PRMs primarily in terms of pain relief as compared with other treatments or placebo or no treatment in women of reproductive age with endometriosis...
July 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675921/cycle-regimens-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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REVIEW
Tarek Ghobara, Tarek A Gelbaya, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), pregnancy rates following frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) treatment cycles have historically been found to be lower than following embryo transfer undertaken two to five days following oocyte retrieval. Nevertheless, FET increases the cumulative pregnancy rate, reduces cost, is relatively simple to undertake and can be accomplished in a shorter time period than repeated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with fresh embryo transfer...
July 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645863/toxicology-of-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane-d4
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Allison Franzen, Tracy Greene, Cynthia Van Landingham, Robinan Gentry
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) is a volatile cyclic siloxane used primarily as a monomer or intermediate in the production of some silicon-based polymers widely used in industrial and consumer applications and may be present as a residual impurity in a variety of consumer products. A robust toxicological data set exists for D4. Treatment-related results from a chronic inhalation study conducted in rats are limited to mild effects on the respiratory tract, increases in liver weight, increases in the incidence of uterine endometrial epithelial hyperplasia, and a dose-related trend in the incidence of endometrial adenomas...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637327/effect-of-simvastatin-on-baboon-endometriosis
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Hugh S Taylor, Myles Alderman, Thomas M D'Hooghe, Asgerally T Fazleabas, Antoni J Duleba
Endometriosis, a common disorder affecting women of reproductive age is characterized by ectopic growth of the endometrial tissues, altered steroid hormone response and inflammation. Previous studies revealed that statins, selective inhibitors of the key step of mevalonate pathway, inhibit growth of endometrial stromal cells in vitro and reduce endometriotic lesions in murine models of endometriosis. This study evaluated the effects of simvastatin on the development of endometriosis in a baboon model of this disease...
June 16, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596013/two-likely-targets-for-the-anti-cancer-effect-of-indole-derivatives-from-cruciferous-vegetables-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-pathway-and-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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REVIEW
Ada Popolo, Aldo Pinto, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Luca Rastrelli
Diets containing high quantities of plant foods are linked with a decreased likelihood of incidence of cancer. Several common plant-based dietary components exert effects on DNA methylation levels, and can positively influence genome stability and the transcription of tumor suppressors and oncogenes. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a substance present in vegetables of the Brassicaeae family, especially broccoli, white cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. The in vivo biological effects of I3C are ascribed to a series of oligomeric products (including 3,3'-diindolylmethane), developed under acidic conditions...
June 12, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582344/androgen-receptor-expression-in-endometrial-carcinoma
#6
Sara L Zadeh, Linda R Duska, Anne M Mills
Endometrial carcinoma (ECA) is frequently hormonally driven and can be treated with endocrine-based therapy, yet hormone receptor status is not routinely assessed. In particular, little is known about the significance of androgen receptor (AR) in ECA. Androgen has antiproliferative effects in the healthy endometrium and could serve a similar role to progesterone in curbing the progression of estrogen-dependent neoplasia. There may also be a subset of ECA that benefits from androgen antagonistic therapy. We herein investigate AR expression across ECA subtypes and compare its expression to estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR)...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486478/effect-of-chronic-estradiol-plus-progesterone-treatment-on-experimental-arterial-and-venous-thrombosis-in-mouse
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Marie-Cécile Valéra, Emmanuelle Noirrit-Esclassan, Marion Dupuis, Melissa Buscato, Alexia Vinel, Maeva Guillaume, Anne Briaux, Cédric Garcia, Thibaut Benoit, Olivier Lairez, Coralie Fontaine, Bernard Payrastre, Jean-François Arnal
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen plus progestogens is the first line therapy to treat menopausal symptoms. The progestogen is added to estrogen to reduce or eliminate the excess risk of endometrial cancer due to the unopposed effect of estrogen. Whereas progestin clearly opposes the proliferative and deleterious long-term actions of estrogen on the endometrium, the interference of progestin on the other estrogen action remains unclear. We previously reported that chronic subcutaneous 17α-estradiol (E2) in mice decreases platelet responsiveness, prolongs the tail-bleeding time and protects against acute thromboembolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438190/very-small-embryonic-like-stem-cells-vsels-in-adult-mouse-uterine-perimetrium-and-myometrium
#8
Deepa Bhartiya, Kreema James
We have earlier reported the presence of very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) in adult mouse uterus along with slightly bigger progenitors termed endometrial stem cells (EnSCs) and their regulation by ovarian hormones thus demonstrating a crucial role played by them during proliferation, differentiation and remodeling of the endometrium. Present study is a brief communication wherein we have examined the effect of higher dose of estrogen (E, 2 μg/day), progesterone (P, 1 mg/day) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH, 5 IU/day for 5 days) specifically on the myometrium and perimetrium surrounding the endometrium in bilaterally ovariectomized mice...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407578/a-peek-into-the-drug-development-scenario-of-endometriosis-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Luxitaa Goenka, Melvin George, Maitrayee Sen
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis is a gynaecological disease that is characterised by the presence of endometrium like tissue-epithelium and stroma that develops outside the uterine cavity, which is responsible for pelvic pain and infertility. Even though several medical therapies exist for the treatment of endometriosis, each of the drug class has its own limitations such as cost of treatment, side-effects and its short-term effect on the symptoms of endometriosis. In this review, we have attempted to summarize the current status and challenges of drug development for endometriosis...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379469/in-vivo-intrabursal-administration-of-bioactive-lipid-sphingosine-1-phosphate-enhances-vascular-integrity-in-a-rat-model-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Mariana Di Pietro, Natalia Pascuali, Leopoldina Scotti, Griselda Irusta, Diana Bas, María May, Marta Tesone, Dalhia Abramovich, Fernanda Parborell
STUDY QUESTION: Can the bioactive lipid sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) act as an endothelial barrier-enhancing molecule and, in turn, restore the vascular integrity and homoeostasis in a rat model of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). STUDY ANSWER: In vivo administration of S1P may prevent the early onset of OHSS and decrease its severity. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although advances in the prediction and treatment of OHSS have been made, complete prevention has not been possible yet...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367163/therapeutic-effects-of-metformin-and-clomiphene-in-combination-with-lifestyle-intervention-on-infertility-in-women-with-obese-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Jing Zhang, Qinqin Si, Jinqiong Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of metformin and clomiphene in combination with lifestyle adjustment on infertility in women with obese polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: A total of 101 infertile women with obese PCOS admitted to our hospital from July 2013 to July 2015 were randomly divided into an observation group (n=51) and a control group (n=50). The control group was treated with metformin plus clomiphene, based on which the observation group was also subjected to lifestyle adjustment...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349511/risk-of-endometrial-cancer-in-women-treated-with-ovary-stimulating-drugs-for-subfertility
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REVIEW
Alkistis Skalkidou, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Spyros P Gialamas, Marios K Georgakis, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Marialena Trivella, Charalampos S Siristatidis, Evangelos Evangelou, Eleni Petridou
BACKGROUND: Medical treatment for subfertility principally involves the use of ovary-stimulating agents, including selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), such as clomiphene citrate, gonadotropins, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists, as well as human chorionic gonadotropin. Ovary-stimulating drugs may act directly or indirectly upon the endometrium (lining of the womb). Nulliparity and some causes of subfertility are recognized as risk factors for endometrial cancer...
March 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345485/the-effect-of-tamoxifen-on-thin-endometrium-in-patients-undergoing-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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Hanni Ke, Jingjing Jiang, Mingdi Xia, Rong Tang, Yingying Qin, Zi-Jiang Chen
Tamoxifen has played a vital role in endocrine therapy for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. We examined the effect of tamoxifen in patients with a thin endometrium in frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles and compared the improvement in endometrial thickness (EMT) and pregnancy outcomes stratified by different etiologies of thin endometrium. A total of 226 women were recruited for a new tamoxifen protocol; all had an EMT of less than 7.5 mm in previous cycles, including natural cycle (NC), hormone replacement treatment (HRT), and ovulation induction (OI) cycles...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280497/activation-of-blood-cd3-cd56-cd8-t-cells-during-pregnancy-and-multiple-sclerosis
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Clara de Andrés, Lidia Fernández-Paredes, Marta Tejera-Alhambra, Bárbara Alonso, Rocío Ramos-Medina, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón
A striking common feature of most autoimmune diseases is their female predominance, with at least twice as common among women than men in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), the prevailing MS clinical form with onset at childbearing age. This fact, together with the protective effect on disease activity during pregnancy, when there are many biological changes including high levels of estrogens and progesterone, puts sex hormones under the spotlight. The role of natural killer (NK) and NKT cells in MS disease beginning and course is still to be elucidated...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205459/effects-of-an-antagonistic-analog-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-on-endometriosis-in-a-mouse-model-and-in-vitro
#15
Frank Köster, Li Jin, Yuanming Shen, Andrew V Schally, Ren-Zhi Cai, Norman L Block, Daniela Hornung, Gabriele Marschner, Achim Rody, Jörg B Engel, Dominique Finas
Endometriosis is a benign gynecologic disorder causing dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and subfertility. Receptors for the growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) were found in endometriotic tissues. Antagonists of GHRH have been used to inhibit the growth of endometriotic endometrial stromal cells. In this study, the GHRH receptor splice variant (SV) 1 was detected in human endometrial tissue samples by Western blots and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The highest messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels of SV1 were found in eutopic endometrium from patients with endometriosis compared to ectopic endometriotic tissues and endometrium from normal patients...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145630/specific-photothermal-ablation-therapy-of-endometriosis-by-targeting-delivery-of-gold-nanospheres
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Xiaomeng Guo, Wei Li, Jialin Zhou, Wanqing Hou, Xue Wen, Hanbo Zhang, Fenfen Kong, Lihua Luo, Qingpo Li, Yongzhong Du, Jian You
Endometriosis is difficult to treat since the side effects of the current therapeutic method and the high recurrence rate; thus, newer and safer therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. This work investigates the enhanced permeability and retention effect of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) and hollow gold nanospheres (HAuNS) in endometriosis to increase the delivery of HAuNS into lesion cells. The surface of HAuNS is successfully conjugated with a TNYL peptide that has specific affinity for the EphB4 receptor, which is a member of the Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases...
February 1, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865465/dysregulation-of-aromatase-in-breast-endometrial-and-ovarian-cancers-an-overview-of-therapeutic-strategies
#17
P R Manna, D Molehin, A U Ahmed
Aromatase is the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of estrogens, which play crucial roles on a spectrum of developmental and physiological processes. The biological actions of estrogens are classically mediated by binding to two estrogen receptors (ERs), ERα and ERβ. Encoded by the cytochrome P450, family 19, subfamily A, polypeptide 1 (CYP19A1) gene, aromatase is expressed in a wide variety of tissues, as well as benign and malignant tumors, and is regulated in a pathway- and tissue-specific manner...
2016: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639502/endometrial-and-conceptus-response-to-exogenous-progesterone-treatment-in-early-pregnant-gilts-following-hormonally-induced-estrus
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Magdalena Szymanska, Agnieszka Blitek
The aim of the study was to determine how supplementation with exogenous progesterone (P4) affects the expression of genes important for endometrial receptivity and conceptus development during the peri-implantation period in pigs. Gilts with PMSG/hCG-induced first estrus received daily injections of corn oil (CO; n=7) or P4 (n=7) on days 3 to 10 after insemination. The dose of P4 was 25mg/100kg BW on days 3 and 4 of gestation, then increased to 50mg/100kg BW on days 5 to 10. Blood samples were collected each day to monitor concentrations of circulating P4...
November 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451327/clinical-effects-of-the-fetal-estrogen-estetrol-in-a-multiple-rising-dose-study-in-postmenopausal-women
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Herjan J T Coelingh Bennink, Carole Verhoeven, Yvette Zimmerman, Monique Visser, Jean-Michel Foidart, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
OBJECTIVE: Estetrol (E4) is a natural fetal estrogen. The safety of increasing doses of E4 and its preliminary effects on the vagina, endometrium and menopausal vasomotor symptoms were investigated. STUDY DESIGN: This was a partly randomized, open-label, multiple-rising-dose study in 49 postmenopausal women. Subjects with an intact uterus were randomized to receive either 2mg E4 or 2mg estradiol-valerate (E2V) for 28days. Subsequent dose-escalation groups (non-randomized) were: 10mg E4 (intact uterus and ≥35 hot flushes/week); and 20mg and 40mg E4 (hysterectomized subjects)...
September 2016: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27321759/menopausal-status-influences-the-expression-of-programmed-death-pd-1-and-its-ligand-pd-l1-on-immune-cells-from-the-human-female-reproductive-tract
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Zheng Shen, Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, Mickey V Patel, Fiona D Barr, Charles R Wira
PROBLEM: The programmed death 1 (PD-1)/PD-L1 pathway regulates peripheral tolerance, immune responses, and is up-regulated in chronic viral infections, including HIV infection. However, expression of PD-1/PD-L1 on immune cells from the human female reproductive tract (FRT) and possible regulation by menopause and sex hormones are poorly understood. METHOD OF STUDY: PD-1/PD-L1 expression was analyzed on CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, CD163(+) macrophages, and CD11c(+) dendritic cells (DC) from endometrium (EM), endocervix (CX) and ectocervix (ECX)...
August 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
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