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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549324/salinity-and-sensitivity-to-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-a-comparison-of-reproductive-endpoints-in-small-bodied-fish-exposed-under-different-salinities
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Thijs Bosker, Giacomo Santoro, Steven D Melvin
The influence of salinity on toxicity outcomes has been demonstrated for various contaminants, but has received limited attention for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Short-term laboratory tests using small-bodied fish are an important tool for evaluating impacts of EDCs on reproduction. Tests have been developed for both freshwater and estuarine/marine species, providing an opportunity to assess whether concentrations at which small-bodied fish respond to EDCs may be influenced by salinity. We conducted a semi-quantitative review of short-term laboratory tests with small-bodied fish exposed to EDCs, including 59 studies under freshwater conditions (7 species) and 23 studies conducted under saline conditions (5 species)...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544938/sex-steroids-and-metabolic-responses-in-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-exposed-to-drospirenone
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Tiziana Cappello, Denise Fernandes, Maria Maisano, Andrea Casano, Marta Bonastre, Maria João Bebianno, Angela Mauceri, Salvatore Fasulo, Cinta Porte
Drospirenone (DRO) is a synthetic progestin derived from 17α-spironolactone with a pharmacological mechanism of action similar to progesterone. Despite its wide use as pharmaceutical and consequent continuous release into the aquatic environment, DRO effects have been poorly investigated on aquatic biota. In order to unravel the toxicity mechanisms of DRO, mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis were exposed for 7 days to different concentrations of DRO, namely 20ng/L (Low; L), 200ng/L (Medium; M), 2000ng/L (High; H) and 10μg/L (Super High; SH) nominal doses...
May 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543303/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-telomere-length
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Ada S Cheung, Bu B Yeap, Rudolf Hoermann, Jennie Hui, John P Beilby, Mathis Grossmann
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests that androgens either directly or via aromatisation to oestradiol may regulate telomere length, hence providing a mechanism whereby reproductive steroids are linked to biological aging in men. Using men with prostate cancer initiating androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), we tested the hypothesis that severe sex steroid deprivation would accelerate telomere shortening. DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis of a 2-year prospective controlled study among 65 men with non-metastatic prostate cancer newly commencing adjuvant ADT (n=40) and age- and radiotherapy-matched prostate cancer controls (n=25)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541629/adult-granulosa-cell-tumors-of-the-ovary-a-retrospective-study-of-30-cases-with-respect-to-the-expression-of-steroid-synthesis-enzymes
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Sachiko Kitamura, Kaoru Abiko, Noriomi Matsumura, Hidekatsu Nakai, Yumiko Akimoto, Hirotoshi Tanimoto, Ikuo Konishi
OBJECTIVE: Some, but not all, granulosa cell tumors are characterized by estrogen production. This study was designed to determine whether there are clinical or pathological variations in granulosa cell tumors in relation to the expression of sex steroid synthesis enzymes. METHODS: Clinical symptoms, serum hormonal values, and histology of 30 granulosa cell tumor patients who underwent surgery between 2002 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Most patients presented with abnormal genital bleeding including abnormal menstrual cycles...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540445/indications-for-kidney-biopsy-in-idiopathic-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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Alanoud Alshami, Abishek Roshan, Marisa Catapang, Jasper J Jöbsis, Trevor Kwok, Nonnie Polderman, Jennifer Sibley, Matt Sibley, Cherry Mammen, Douglas G Matsell
BACKGROUND: Most cases of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) are due to minimal change disease (MCD), while a minority of children have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and an unfavorable clinical course, requiring a kidney biopsy to confirm diagnosis. We hypothesized that clinical characteristics at diagnosis and initial response to corticosteroid treatment accurately predict FSGS and can be used to guide consistent practice in the indications for kidney biopsy. METHODS: This was a case control study (1990-2012)...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539995/the-effect-of-luteinizing-hormone-reducing-agent-on-anxiety-and-novel-object-recognition-memory-in-gonadectomized-rats
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Paria Arfa-Fatollahkhani, Arezo Nahavandi, Hossein Abtahi, Shabnam Anjidani, Sahar Borhani, Seyed Behnam Jameie, Mohammad Shabani, Saeed Mehrzadi, Ali Shahbazi
INTRODUCTION: Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are common following menopause and andropause. Lack of sex steroid hormones is suggested as the primary cause of these disturbances. The level of luteinizing hormone (LH) would also rise 3-4 times than normal in these people. The potential effects of LH on mood and cognitive symptoms following menopause and andropause are still unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effect of increased LH on novel object discrimination (NOD) memory and anxiety like behavior in gonadectomized rats...
March 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539237/effects-of-sex-steroids-on-the-pattern-of-methylation-and-expression-of-the-promoter-region-of-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors-in-people-with-gender-dysphoria-under-cross-sex-hormone-treatment
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Gloria Aranda, Eduardo Fernández-Rebollo, Marta Pradas-Juni, Felicia Alexandra Hanzu, Susana G Kalko, Irene Halperin, Mireia Mora
Cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) is critical for phenotypical and physiological transition in adults with gender dysphoria (GD). However, the impact of the CHT onto the molecular level/epigenetic regulation has not been comprehensively addressed. We postulate that CHT in GD could drive changes at the androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and estrogen receptor beta (ESR2), affecting their DNA methylation pattern and mRNA expression that may influence in the phenotypical changes associated to CHT...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538409/a-case-report-of-pedigree-of-a-homozygous-mutation-of-the-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-causing-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Rong Fu, Lin Lu, Jun Jiang, Min Nie, Xiaojing Wang, Zhaolin Lu
RATIONALE: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH) is extremely rare, but is the most fatal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia resulting from mutations in the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene. LCAH arises from severe defects in the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, the precursor of all steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case was reported that an 11-month-old Chinese girl who presented with a sex development disorder and hyponatremia...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537267/meta-analysis-identifies-five-novel-loci-associated-with-endometriosis-highlighting-key-genes-involved-in-hormone-metabolism
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Yadav Sapkota, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Andrew P Morris, Amelie Fassbender, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Immaculata De Vivo, Julie E Buring, Futao Zhang, Todd L Edwards, Sarah Jones, Dorien O, Daniëlle Peterse, Kathryn M Rexrode, Paul M Ridker, Andrew J Schork, Stuart MacGregor, Nicholas G Martin, Christian M Becker, Sosuke Adachi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Takayuki Enomoto, Atsushi Takahashi, Yoichiro Kamatani, Koichi Matsuda, Michiaki Kubo, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Reynir T Geirsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Leanne M Wallace, Jian Yang, Digna R Velez Edwards, Mette Nyegaard, Siew-Kee Low, Krina T Zondervan, Stacey A Missmer, Thomas D'Hooghe, Grant W Montgomery, Daniel I Chasman, Kari Stefansson, Joyce Y Tung, Dale R Nyholt
Endometriosis is a heritable hormone-dependent gynecological disorder, associated with severe pelvic pain and reduced fertility; however, its molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here we perform a meta-analysis of 11 genome-wide association case-control data sets, totalling 17,045 endometriosis cases and 191,596 controls. In addition to replicating previously reported loci, we identify five novel loci significantly associated with endometriosis risk (P<5 × 10(-8)), implicating genes involved in sex steroid hormone pathways (FN1, CCDC170, ESR1, SYNE1 and FSHB)...
May 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536437/monocrotophos-pesticide-affects-synthesis-and-conversion-of-sex-steroids-through-multiple-targets-in-male-goldfish-carassius-auratus
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Hua Tian, Yang Sun, Hui Wang, Xin Bing, Wei Wang, Shaoguo Ru
Monocrotophos (MCP) is an organophosphorus pesticide that is median-toxic to fish. MCP pesticide resulted in an increase of 17 beta estradiol following a decrease in testosterone in male goldfish (Carassius auratus). To fully understand the mechanism of MCP pesticide that causes the imbalance between male and female hormones, we determined the levels of plasma cholesterol, spermatic steroidogenic acute regulatory protein mRNA, steroidogenesis enzyme mRNA, plasma sex hormone synthesis intermediates, and effectual hormones in male goldfish exposed to MCP pesticide at nominal concentrations of 0...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535139/otitis-media-with-effusion-our-national-practice
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Rachel E Roditi, Richard M Rosenfeld, Jennifer J Shin
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is the focus of an updated multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Based on data from clinical trials, the guideline recommends against using antihistamines, antibiotics, oral steroids, and intranasal steroids for OME. To understand practice patterns related to these guidelines, we assessed nationally representative data. Despite controlling for age, sex, race/ethnicity, and other potential confounders individualized for each medication class, an increased risk of antihistamine (odds ratio [OR], 3...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535109/intranasal-steroid-use-for-otitis-media-with-effusion-ongoing-opportunities-for-quality-improvement
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David E Wang, Derek J Lam, Angela M Bellmunt, Richard M Rosenfeld, Allison K Ikeda, Jennifer J Shin
Objectives Our objectives were (1) to assess patterns of intranasal steroid administration when otitis media with effusion (OME) has been diagnosed in children, (2) to investigate whether usage varies according to visit setting, and (3) to determine if practice gaps are such that quality improvement could be tracked. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis of an administrative database. Subjects and Methods National Ambulatory and Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, 2005 to 2012; univariate, multivariate, and stratified analyses of intranasal steroid usage were performed...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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/28531316/a-comprehensive-method-to-quantify-adaptations-by-male-and-female-mice-with-hot-flashes-induced-by-the-neurokinin-b-receptor-agonist-senktide
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Ashley A Krull, Sarah A Larsen, Donald K Clifton, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Robert A Steiner
Vasomotor symptoms (VMS, or hot flashes) plague millions of reproductive age men and women who have natural or iatrogenic loss of sex steroid production. Many affected individuals are left without treatment options because of contraindications to hormone replacement therapy and the lack of equally effective non-hormonal alternatives. Moreover, development of safer, more effective therapies has been stymied by the lack of an animal model that recapitulates the hot flash phenomenon and enables direct testing of hypotheses regarding the pathophysiology underlying hot flashes...
May 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528787/inspiratory-phonation-in-baby-voice
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Kathleen Wermke, Asin Ahmad Haschemi, Volker Hesse, Michael P Robb
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the developmental occurrence of inspiratory phonations (IPs) in the spontaneous cries of healthy infants across the first 10 weeks of life. STUDY DESIGN: This is a populational retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: The spontaneous crying of 17 healthy infants (10 were male) was retrospectively investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sound files of spontaneously uttered cries that were repeatedly recorded once per week for across the first 10 weeks of life were retrospectively analyzed...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528221/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-perinatal-characteristics-predict-1-year-respiratory-outcomes-in-newborns-born-at-extremely-low-gestational-age-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Roberta L Keller, Rui Feng, Sara B DeMauro, Thomas Ferkol, William Hardie, Elizabeth E Rogers, Timothy P Stevens, Judith A Voynow, Scarlett L Bellamy, Pamela A Shaw, Paul E Moore
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of clinical predictors of persistent respiratory morbidity in extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs). STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled ELGANs (<29 weeks' gestation) at ≤7 postnatal days and collected antenatal and neonatal clinical data through 36 weeks' postmenstrual age. We surveyed caregivers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months' corrected age to identify postdischarge respiratory morbidity, defined as hospitalization, home support (oxygen, tracheostomy, ventilation), medications, or symptoms (cough/wheeze)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525721/development-and-application-of-a-screening-method-of-absolute-qpcr-to-detect-the-abuse-of-sex-steroid-hormone-administration-in-male-bovine
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Laura Starvaggi Cuccuzza, Bartolomeo Biolatti, Sara Divari, Paola Pregel, Frine E Scaglione, Alessandra Sereno, Francesca T Cannizzo
A method for absolute quantification of regucalcin gene by quantitative PCR was developed to confirm that the decrease of regucalcin gene expression in the testis is a valid biomarker for detection of sex steroid hormone treatment in bovine husbandry. An external standard curve was developed with TaqMan technology. Based on in vivo experiments, specificity, sensitivity and criterion value of this potential biomarker were calculated by means of a ROC curve. Then, regucalcin gene expression was evaluated in beef and veal calves for human consumption...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523515/distribution-of-exogenous-and-endogenous-cyp3a-markers-and-related-factors-in-healthy-males-and-females
#18
Jieon Lee, Andrew HyoungJin Kim, SoJeong Yi, SeungHwan Lee, Seo Hyun Yoon, Kyung-Sang Yu, In-Jin Jang, Joo-Youn Cho
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A is an important drug-metabolizing enzyme in humans. Assessing CYP3A activity is necessary for predicting therapeutic outcomes or the potential adverse events of various therapeutics. This study sought to evaluate the distribution of endogenous and exogenous markers reflecting hepatic CYP3A activity and related factors affecting its activity in healthy male and female. Each subject was given a single 1 mg dose of midazolam intravenously. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacometabolomics, and pharmacogenomics analyses were performed to evaluate CYP3A activity...
May 18, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523253/cell-therapy-products-in-alzheimer-disease
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Hyeon Jin Song, Tae-Hee Kim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Jun-Mo Kim, Yoo Jin Park, Arum Lee, Soo Ah Kim, Hye Ji Choi
We are rapidly becoming an aging society, with the ongoing increase in challenges of the elderly. The age-related cognitive decline in accordance with aging society is of major importance in public health. Recent studies have proved the impacts of sex-steroid hormone on the brain; compliant with aging, menopause and decrease in estrogen have an effect on the occurrence and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. A new hypothesis states that Alzheimer's disease is a postmenopausal dementia, and is a negative form of estrogen deficiency...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523037/frequency-of-dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#20
Saba Sajjad, Sumaira Farman, Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Nighat Mir Ahmad, Bilal Azeem Butt
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with lupus nephritis and its association with the degree of proteinuria. METHODS: This cross-sectional analytic study included 65 patients who fulfilled the ACR (American College of Rheumatology) criteria for SLE and had renal involvement, presenting to the Division of Rheumatology, Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH), and Lahore from 21(st) Sep 2016 to 20(th) Dec 2016. After 12 hours overnight fast their blood samples were assessed for total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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