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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936218/a-key-role-for-inhibins-in-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-function
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Roxana Olguín-Alor, Marisol de la Fuente-Granada, Laura C Bonifaz, Laura Antonio-Herrera, Eduardo A García-Zepeda, Gloria Soldevila
Inhibins are members of the TGFβ superfamily, which regulate many cellular processes including differentiation, proliferation, survival and apoptosis. Although initially described as hormones regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, based on their ability to antagonize Activins, our group has recently reported that they play a role in thymocyte differentiation and survival, as well as in thymic stromal cell maturation and nTreg generation. Here, we used Inhibin knock out mice (Inhα-/-) to investigate the role of Inhibins in peripheral dendritic cell maturation and function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927844/congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-functional-hypogonadotropism-or-constitutional-delay-of-growth-and-puberty-an-analysis-of-a-large-patient-series-from-a-single-tertiary-center
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Tero Varimo, Päivi J Miettinen, Johanna Känsäkoski, Taneli Raivio, Matti Hero
STUDY QUESTION: What diagnoses underlie delayed puberty (DP) and predict its outcome? SUMMARY ANSWER: A multitude of different diagnoses underlie DP, and in boys a history of cryptorchidism, small testicular size and slow growth velocity (GV) predict its clinical course. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: DP is caused by a variety of underlying etiologies. Hormonal markers can be used in the differential diagnosis of DP but none of them have shown complete diagnostic accuracy...
December 6, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922109/regulation-of-hepcidin-expression-by-inflammation-induced-activin-b
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Yohei Kanamori, Makoto Sugiyama, Osamu Hashimoto, Masaru Murakami, Tohru Matsui, Masayuki Funaba
Activin B is induced in response to inflammation in the liver and enhances hepcidin expression, but the source of activin B and the molecular mechanism underlying hepcidin induction are not clear yet. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation induced inhibin βB but not inhibin α or inhibin βA expression in the liver, implicating activin B induction. Immunoreactive inhibin βB was detected in endothelial cells and Kupffer cells in LPS-treated liver. Activin B, but not activin A or activin AB, directly increased hepcidin expression...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885669/occult-adrenocortical-carcinoma-and-unexpected-early-childhood-death
#4
Mark Pilla, John Gilbert, Lynette Moore, Roger W Byard
A four-year-old previously well boy collapsed unexpectedly and was taken immediately to hospital, where he developed seizures and cardiogenic shock with lethal, rapidly progressing multi-organ failure. At autopsy, the height was >90th percentile and there were indications of early virilization. Internally, a friable tumor of the left adrenal gland was identified that had invaded the left renal vein and inferior vena cava. Histology revealed typical features of an adrenocortical carcinoma with aggregated trabeculae of cells containing abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and large pleomorphic nuclei...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871721/roles-of-human-epididymis-protein-4-carbohydrate-antigen-125-inhibin-b-and-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-the-differential-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumors
#5
Ulla-Maija Haltia, Marianne Hallamaa, Johanna Tapper, Johanna Hynninen, Henrik Alfthan, Bhanu Kalra, Olli Ritvos, Markku Heikinheimo, Leila Unkila-Kallio, Antti Perheentupa, Anniina Färkkilä
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of circulating tumor markers in ovarian cancer is crucial for optimal patient care. The goal of this study was to verify the most accurate circulating tumor markers for the diagnosis and follow-up of adult-type granulosa cell tumors (AGCTs). METHODS: The levels of circulating human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125), together with AGCT markers inhibin B and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), were measured in 135 samples from AGCT patients, 37 epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) patients, and 40 endometrioma (ENDO) patients...
November 18, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864122/sclerosing-tfeb-rearrangement-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-recurring-histologic-pattern
#6
Sean R Williamson, John N Eble, Nallasivam Palanisamy
Renal cell carcinoma with TFEB rearrangement [t(6;11)(p21;q13)] was initially recognized to be composed of dual populations of large cells with clear cytoplasm and small cells forming rosettes around hyaline material. With increasing awareness, however, the spectrum of described morphology has been found to be more heterogeneous. We report a 54 year-old woman who underwent partial nephrectomy for a 2.4 cm renal mass, composed of fibrosis, hyalinization, calcification and ossification, and a smaller component of epithelioid cells...
November 15, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862394/nasal-immunization-with-inhibin-dna-vaccine-delivered-by-attenuated-salmonella-choleraesuis-for-improving-ovarian-responses-and-fertility-in-cross-bred-buffaloes
#7
Q Liu, Z U Rehman, J J Liu, L Han, X R Liu, L G Yang
This study was conducted to determine the effect of immunization with inhibin DNA vaccine delivered by attenuated Salmonella choleraesuis on ovarian responses and fertility in cross-bred buffaloes. A total of 134 cross-bred buffaloes were divided into four groups: groups T1 (n = 34), T2 (n = 35) and T3 (n = 31) were nasal immunized twice a day with 10 ml of 1 × 10(10)  CFU/ml of the C501 (pVAX-asd-IS) vaccine for 5, 3 and 1 day, respectively. Group C (n = 34) was nasal immunized with 10 ml PBS for 5 days...
November 14, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856496/interrelationships-among-reproductive-hormones-and-antral-follicle-count-in-human-menstrual-cycles
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David Mark Robertson, Chel Hee Lee, Angela Baerwald
It is recognised that ovarian factors, including steroid and protein hormones, are critical in the feedback regulation of pituitary gonadotropins; however, their individual contributions are less defined. The aim of this study was to explore the reciprocal relationships between ovarian and pituitary hormones across the normal ovulatory menstrual cycle as women age. FSH, LH, oestradiol, progesterone, inhibin A, inhibin B and anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) were measured in serum collected every 1-3 days across one interovulatory interval (IOI) from 26 healthy women aged 18-50 years...
November 2016: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834317/is-age-at-puberty-associated-with-semen-quality-and-reproductive-hormones-in-young-adult-life
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Lea Lb Lauridsen, Linn H Arendt, Henrik Støvring, Jørn Olsen, Cecilia H Ramlau-Hansen
The evidence is scarce on the association between age at puberty and semen quality. A cohort of 320 Danish men aged 18-21 years enrolled in the "Healthy Habits for Two" birth cohort provided self-reported data on pubertal indicators and delivered semen and blood samples. The results indicated an association between older age at pubertal development and lower semen quality and altered reproductive hormones concentrations as measured in young adult life. Men who had their first nocturnal emission, start of pubic hair growth and first voice break episode when older than 15 years had 37...
November 4, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834316/fatty-acid-intake-in-relation-to-reproductive-hormones-and-testicular-volume-among-young-healthy-men
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Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Jorge E Chavarro, Jaime Mendiola, Manuela Roca, Cigdem Tanrikut, Jesús Vioque, Niels Jørgensen, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
Emerging evidence suggests that dietary fats may influence testicular function. However, most of the published literature on this field has used semen quality parameters as the only proxy for testicular function. We examined the association of fat intake with circulating reproductive hormone levels and testicular volume among healthy young Spanish men. This is a cross-sectional study among 209 healthy male volunteers conducted between October 2010 and November 2011 in Murcia Region of Spain. Participants completed questionnaires on lifestyle, diet, and smoking, and each underwent a physical examination, and provided a blood sample...
October 28, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831959/cystic-nephroma-in-adults-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-46-cases
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Anna Caliò, John N Eble, David J Grignon, Brett Delahunt
Cystic nephroma in adults is an uncommon multicystic benign tumor of kidney and, over the last century, only a few small series or case reports have studied it. We analyzed 46 tumors from adults (41 female, median age: 55 y), collecting data on gross, microscopic, and immunohistochemical findings. All of the tumors were composed entirely of cysts separated by septa; the majority were surrounded by a pseudocapsule. Hypocellular fibrous and hypercellular spindle cell stroma were the most common components of the septa...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830327/lack-of-mutation-of-dicer1-and-foxl2-genes-in-microcystic-stromal-tumor-of-the-ovary
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Alexandra Meurgey, Françoise Descotes, Eliane Mery-Lamarche, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran
Microcystic stromal tumors (MCST), first described in 2009 by Irving et al., are rare ovarian neoplasms. The entity was introduced into the 2014 WHO classification of tumors of female reproductive organs in the group of sex cord-stromal tumors, which is rather heterogeneous. We studied three cases of ovarian tumor with the characteristic morphological features and immunohistochemical marker profiles of MCST. The three tumors showed micro, and macrocystic patterns with solid areas, and were composed of small round to spindle-shaped cells, without atypia...
November 9, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800162/gonadal-response-after-a-single-dose-stimulation-test-with-recombinant-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-rhcg-in-patients-with-isolated-prepubertal-cryptorchidism
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Leticia Ribeiro Oliveira, Thais Kataoka Homma, Renata Reis Woloszynek, Vinícius Nahime Brito, Carlos Alberto Longui
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of prepubertal gonadal Leydig cells secretion requires gonadotropin stimulation. Urinary hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is currently unavailable in many countries, however, recombinant hCG (rhCG) can be used. Our aim was to evaluate rhCG-stimulated testicular hormones in a group of patients with cryptorchidism. METHODS: We evaluated 31 prepubertal boys (age range, 0.75-9.0 years) presenting with unilateral (n = 24) or bilateral (n = 7) cryptorchidism...
2016: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798603/zika-virus-infection-damages-the-testes-in-mice
#14
Jennifer Govero, Prabagaran Esakky, Suzanne M Scheaffer, Estefania Fernandez, Andrea Drury, Derek J Platt, Matthew J Gorman, Justin M Richner, Elizabeth A Caine, Vanessa Salazar, Kelle H Moley, Michael S Diamond
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection of pregnant women can cause congenital malformations including microcephaly, which has focused global attention on this emerging pathogen(1). In addition to transmission by mosquitoes, ZIKV can be detected in the seminal fluid of affected males for extended periods of time and transmitted sexually(2). Here, using a mouse-adapted African ZIKV strain (Dakar 41519), we evaluated the consequences of infection in the male reproductive tract of mice. We observed persistence of ZIKV, but not the closely related Dengue virus (DENV), in the testis and epididymis of male mice, and this was associated with tissue injury that caused diminished testosterone and inhibin B levels, and oligospermia...
October 31, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793176/differential-regulation-of-janus-kinase-3-jak3-in-bovine-preovulatory-follicles-and-identification-of-jak3-interacting-proteins-in-granulosa-cells
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Kalidou Ndiaye, Amélie Castonguay, Gabriel Benoit, David W Silversides, Jacques G Lussier
BACKGROUND: Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) is a member of the membrane-associated non-receptor tyrosine kinase protein family and is considered predominantly expressed in hematopoietic cells. We previously identified JAK3 as a differentially expressed gene in granulosa cells (GC) of bovine preovulatory follicles. The present study aimed to further investigate JAK3 regulation, to identify protein binding partners and better understand its mode of action in bovine reproductive cells. RESULTS: GC were obtained from small follicles (SF), dominant follicles at day 5 of the estrous cycle (DF), and ovulatory follicles, 24 h following hCG injection (OF)...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761376/reproductive-hormones-in-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis-the-role-of-inhibins
#16
Caroline Wilson
The spread of breast cancer cells to bone and survival in this new metastatic environment is influenced not only by the genetic signature of the cells, but also multiple host cells and soluble factors produced locally (paracrine) or from distant sites (endocrine). Disrupting this metastatic process has been evaluated in clinical trials of the bone targeted agents bisphosphonates and denosumab and have shown that these agents reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women only, suggesting the efficacy of the drugs are influenced by levels of reproductive endocrine hormones...
September 2016: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760631/-relationship-between-decreased-expression-of-inhibin-b-and-spermatogenesis-dysfunction-in-rats-testis
#17
J Zhang, P P Jin, K Fang, Q T Yi, M F Tang, C H Chen, J H Guo, M Gong
Objective: To explore the effects of varicocele on the expressions of inhibin B in rat testes and the relationship between expression of inhibin B and spermatogenesis dysfunction. Methods: Twenty specific-pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley (SD) male rats were randomly divided into two groups with random number table: 4-week control group (C4) and 4-week experimental group(V4). Experimental varicocele was created by partial ligation of left renal vein in the V4 group; vein isolation without ligation was performed in the C4 group...
September 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756855/inhibin-b-secretion-and-fsh-isoform-distribution-may-play-an-integral-part-of-follicular-selection-in-the-natural-menstrual-cycle
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C Yding Andersen
The aim of the present paper is to expand the concept on how follicular selection takes place in the follicular phase of the natural menstrual cycle. It is suggested that inhibin-B exerts a more intimate role in this process than previously understood. Inhibin-B shows a peak in the circulation around cycle day 7, simultaneous with selection of the dominant follicle, whereas levels of estradiol and inhibin-A only start to increase a few days later suggesting that inhibin-B is mainly responsible for downregulating pituitary FSH release...
October 18, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756786/a-phase-ii-randomized-open-label-study-of-neoadjuvant-degarelix-versus-lhrh-agonist-in-prostate-cancer-patients-prior-to-radical-prostatectomy
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Rashid Sayyid, Andrew Evans, Karen Hersey, Ranjena Maloni, Antonio Hurtado-Coll, Girish Kulkarni, Antonio Finelli, Alexandre R Zlotta, Robert Hamilton, Martin Gleave, Neil Fleshner
PURPOSE: Degarelix, a new GnRH receptor antagonist with demonstrated efficacy as first-line treatment in the management of high-risk prostate cancer, possesses some theoretical advantages over LHRH analogues in terms of avoiding "testosterone flare" and lower FSH levels. We set out to determine if pre-operative degarelix influenced surrogates of disease control in a randomized phase II study. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: 39 patients were randomly assigned to one of 3 different neo-adjuvant arms: degarelix only, degarelix/bicalutmaide, or LHRH agonist/bicalutamide...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746376/ccl2-and-ccr2-regulate-pain-related-behaviour-and-early-gene-expression-in-post-traumatic-murine-osteoarthritis-but-contribute-little-to-chondropathy
#20
J Miotla Zarebska, A Chanalaris, C Driscoll, A Burleigh, R E Miller, A M Malfait, B Stott, T L Vincent
OBJECTIVE: The role of inflammation in structural and symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) remains unclear. One key mediator of inflammation is the chemokine CCL2, primarily responsible for attracting monocytes to sites of injury. We investigated the role of CCL2 and its receptor CCR2 in experimental OA. DESIGN: OA was induced in 10 weeks old male wild type (WT), Ccl2(-/-) and Ccr2(-/-) mice, by destabilisation of the medial meniscus (DMM). RNA was extracted from whole joints at 6 h and 7 days post-surgery and examined by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
October 13, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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