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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159311/the-response-of-the-menstrual-cycle-to-initiation-of-hormonal-therapy-in-transgender-men
#1
Shazia Ahmad, Matthew Leinung
Purpose: Transition from female to male gender after initiation of hormonal therapy involves both phenotypic and physiological changes. The response to treatment can vary widely from person to person. In this study, we looked at the response of the menstrual cycle after the initiation of testosterone therapy and we wished to determine the time period and dose of testosterone leading to the cessation of menses in transgender men. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 114 transgender men (individuals assigned female gender at birth but later identify themselves as males) seen for hormonal therapy in our transgender clinic from 2006 through 2016...
2017: Transgender Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158066/the-potential-role-of-leptin-in-tumor-invasion-and-metastasis
#2
REVIEW
Amitabha Ray, Margot P Cleary
The adipocyte-released hormone-like cytokine/adipokine leptin behaves differently in obesity compared to its functions in the normal healthy state. In obese individuals, elevated leptin levels act as a pro-inflammatory adipokine and are associated with certain types of cancers. Further, a growing body of evidence suggests that higher circulating leptin concentrations and/or elevated expression of leptin receptors (Ob-R) in tumors may be poor prognostic factors. Although the underlying pathological mechanisms of leptin's association with poor prognosis are not clear, leptin can impact the tumor microenvironment in several ways...
November 11, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157111/hmga2-cooperates-with-either-p27-kip1-deficiency-or-cdk4-r24c-mutation-in-pituitary-tumorigenesis
#3
Monica Fedele, Orlando Paciello, Davide De Biase, Mario Monaco, Gennaro Chiappetta, Michela Vitiello, Antonio Barbieri, Domenica Rea, Antonio Luciano, Serenella Papparella, Claudio Arra, Alfredo Fusco
We have previously reported a critical role of HMGA proteins in pituitary tumorigenesis since either the Hmga1 or Hmga2 gene overexpression/activation induces the development of mixed growth hormone/prolactin cell pituitary adenomas by activating the E2F transcription factor 1, and then enhancing the G1/S transition of the cell cycle. Consistently, amplification and overexpression of the HMGA2 gene was found in human pituitary prolactinomas. Since impairment of the cell cycle control represents a feature of experimental and human pituitary adenomas, we have investigated the possible synergism between the alterations of other cell cycle regulators, such as p27 deficiency or Cdk4(R24C) mutation, with Hmga2 overexpression in pituitary tumorigenesis...
November 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156452/an-international-consortium-update-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-adolescence
#4
Lourdes Ibáñez, Sharon E Oberfield, Selma F Witchel, Richard J Auchus, R Jeffrey Chang, Ethel Codner, Preeti Dabadghao, Feyza Darendeliler, Nancy Samir Elbarbary, Alessandra Gambineri, Cecilia Garcia Rudaz, Kathleen M Hoeger, Abel López-Bermejo, Ken Ong, Alexia S Peña, Thomas Reinehr, Nicola Santoro, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Rachel Tao, Bulent O Yildiz, Haya Alkhayyat, Asma Deeb, Dipesalema Joel, Reiko Horikawa, Francis de Zegher, Peter A Lee
This paper represents an international collaboration of paediatric endocrine and other societies (listed in the Appendix) under the International Consortium of Paediatric Endocrinology (ICPE) aiming to improve worldwide care of adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)1. The manuscript examines pathophysiology and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of PCOS during adolescence. The complex pathophysiology of PCOS involves the interaction of genetic and epigenetic changes, primary ovarian abnormalities, neuroendocrine alterations, and endocrine and metabolic modifiers such as anti-Müllerian hormone, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, adiposity, and adiponectin levels...
November 13, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150934/the-current-status-and-perspectives-regarding-the-clinical-implication-of-intracellular-calcium-in-breast-cancer
#5
REVIEW
Amir Tajbakhsh, Alireza Pasdar, Mehdi Rezaee, Mostafa Fazeli, Saman Soleimanpour, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Zahra FarshchiyanYazdi, Tayebe Younesi Rad, Gordon A Ferns, Amir Avan
Calcium ions (Ca(2+) ) act as second messengers in intracellular signaling. Ca(2+) pumps, channels, sensors, and calcium binding proteins, regulate the concentrations of intracellular Ca(2+) as a key regulator of important cellular processes such as gene expression, proliferation, differentiation, DNA repair, apoptosis, metastasis, and hormone secretion. Intracellular Ca(2+) also influences the functions of several organelles, that include: the endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, the Golgi, and cell membrane both in normal and breast cancer cells...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147956/endogenous-sex-hormones-and-memory-performance-in-middle-aged-greek-women-with-subjective-memory-complaints
#6
Eleni Armeni, Michail Apostolakis, Foteini Christidi, Demetrios Rizos, George Kaparos, Konstantinos Panoulis, Areti Augoulea, Andreas Alexandrou, Evangelia Karopoulou, Ioannis Zalonis, Nikolaos Triantafyllou, Irene Lambrinoudaki
The changing hormonal milieu during the menopausal transition may contribute to the development of memory disorders. We aimed to assess the association of sex hormones with memory function in a sample of Greek middle-aged women. This pilot study included 44 women with subjective memory complaints. Memory performance was evaluated using the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (HVLT), the Brief Visuospatial Memory test (BVMT), and the verbal digits backwards test (VSPAN), to assess verbal, visuospatial, and working memory performance, respectively...
November 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146384/identification-of-candidate-reference-chemicals-for-in-vitro-steroidogenesis-assays
#7
Caroline Lucia Pinto, Kristan Markey, David Dix, Patience Browne
The Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) is transitioning from traditional testing methods to integrating ToxCast/Tox21 in vitro high-throughput screening assays for identifying chemicals with endocrine bioactivity. The ToxCast high-throughput H295R steroidogenesis assay may potentially replace the low-throughput assays currently used in the EDSP Tier 1 battery to detect chemicals that alter the synthesis of androgens and estrogens. Herein, we describe an approach for identifying in vitro candidate reference chemicals that affect the production of androgens and estrogens in models of steroidogenesis...
November 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145336/expression-of-hormone-receptors-in-low-grade-adenosquamous-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report
#8
Hai-Bo Wu, An-Li Zhang, Wei Wang, Heng Li
RATIONALE: Low-grade adenosquamous carcinoma (LGASC) is a rare subtype of metaplastic breast carcinoma which is generally recognized as a characteristic subgroup of triple-negative breast cancers previously. However, in this study, we reported for the first time a case of LGASC with hormone receptors expression. PATIENT CONCERNS: Pathological analysis of breast tumor specimen obtained by a 42-year-old female patient was performed. Morphologically, it composed of glandular structures with scattered squamous differentiation accompanied by haphazard arrangement of spindle cell stroma...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137263/melatonin-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-via-lncrna-cps1-it-mediated-hif-1%C3%AE-inactivation
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Tong-Hong Wang, Chi-Hao Wu, Chau-Ting Yeh, Shih-Chi Su, Shih-Min Hsia, Kung-Hao Liang, Chin-Chuan Chen, Chuen Hsueh, Chi-Yuan Chen
Melatonin is the primary pineal hormone that relays light/dark cycle information to the circadian system. It was recently reported to exert intrinsic antitumor activity in various cancers. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying the antitumor activity of melatonin are poorly understood. Moreover, a limited number of studies have addressed the role of melatonin in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a major life-threatening malignancy in both sexes in Taiwan. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effects of melatonin in HCC and explored the regulatory mechanisms underlying these effects...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137223/hormone-induced-dna-damage-response-and-repair-mediated-by-cyclin-d1-in-breast-and-prostate-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Gabriele Di Sante, Agnese Di Rocco, Claudia Pupo, Mathew C Casimiro, Richard G Pestell
Cell cycle control proteins govern events that leads to the production of two identical daughter cells. Distinct sequential temporal phases, Gap 1 (G1), Gap 0 (G0), Synthesis (S), Gap 2 (G2) and Mitosis (M) are negotiated through a series of check points during which the favorability of the local cellular environment is assessed, prior to replicating DNA [1]. Cyclin D1 has been characterized as a key regulatory subunit of the holoenzyme that promotes the G1/S-phase transition through phosphorylating the pRB protein...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136398/molecular-cloning-and-epigenetic-change-detection-of-kiss1-during-seasonal-reproduction-in-chinese-indigenous-sheep
#11
Xiaoyun He, Qiuyue Liu, Xiaoyu Li, Xiaofei Guo, Xiangyu Wang, Wenping Hu, Ran Di, Mingxing Chu
Like most seasonal domesticated species, sheep are short-day breeders, which means that the reproduction axis is activated by short days. The annual photoperiodic cycle affects the amount of daylength information that is transmitted to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis by regulating pulsatile secretion of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus. Kisspeptin, which is encoded by Kiss1, plays a major role in reproductive seasonality. Based on results from our previous Solexa sequencing data obtained from Tan (T) and Small Tail Han (STH) sheep during anoestrus and the breeding season, full-length mRNA information for ovine Kiss1 was obtained; 894bp in T sheep and 1145bp in STH sheep...
November 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135031/comparative-proteomics-illustrates-the-molecular-mechanism-of-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l-tuberization-inhibited-by-exogenous-gibberellins-in-vitro
#12
Lixiang Cheng, Yuping Wang, Yueshan Liu, Qingquan Zhang, Huihui Gao, Zhang Feng
Among the multiple environmental signals and hormonal factors regulating potato tuberization, gibberellins (GAs) are important components of the signaling pathways in these processes. To understand the GAs-signaling response mechanism of potato tuberization, a comparative proteomics approach was applied to analyze proteome change of potato tuberization in vitro subjected to a range of exogenous GA3 treatments (0, 0.01, 0.1 and 1.0 μΜ) using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Quantitative image analyses showed that a total of 37 protein spots have their abundance significantly altered more than 2-fold...
November 14, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134242/serum-parathyroid-hormone-is-associated-with-increased-cortical-porosity-of-the-inner-transitional-zone-at-the-proximal-femur-in-postmenopausal-women-the-troms%C3%A3-study
#13
M Osima, T T Borgen, M Lukic, G Grimnes, R M Joakimsen, E F Eriksen, Å Bjørnerem
Serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) was associated with increased bone turnover markers and cortical porosity of the inner transitional zone at the proximal femur. These results suggest that PTH through increased intracortical bone turnover leads to trabecularisation of inner cortical bone in postmenopausal women. INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D deficiency leads to secondary hyperparathyroidism and increased risk for fractures, whereas its association with cortical porosity is less clear. We tested (i) whether serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and PTH were associated with cortical porosity and (ii) whether the associations of 25(OH)D) and PTH with fracture risk are dependent on cortical porosity...
November 14, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129205/the-steroid-hormone-20-hydroxyecdysone-upregulates-calcium-release-activated-calcium-channel-modulator-1-expression-to-induce-apoptosis-in-the-midgut-of-helicoverpa-armigera
#14
Yong-Bo Li, Xu-Yang Pei, Di Wang, Cai-Hua Chen, Mei-Juan Cai, Jin-Xing Wang, Xiao-Fan Zhao
Animal steroid hormones stimulate extracellular Ca(2+) influx into cells; however, the mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we determined that the Ca(2+) influx induced by steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) is mediated by the calcium release-activated calcium channel modulator 1 (CRACM1/Orai1). The Orai1 mRNA is highly expressed during midgut programmed cell death in the lepidopteran insect Helicoverpa armigera. 20E upregulated the expression of Orai1 in H. armigera larvae and in an epidermal cell line (HaEpi)...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129161/navigation-through-inter-and-intratumoral-heterogeneity-of-endocrine-resistance-mechanisms-in-breast-cancer-a-potential-role-for-liquid-biopsies
#15
Florian Reinhardt, André Franken, Tanja Fehm, Hans Neubauer
The majority of breast cancers are hormone receptor positive due to the expression of the estrogen and/or progesterone receptors. Endocrine therapy is a major treatment option for all disease stages of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and improves overall survival. However, endocrine therapy is limited by de novo and acquired resistance. Several factors have been proposed for endocrine therapy failures, which include molecular alterations in the estrogen receptor pathway, altered expression of cell-cycle regulators, autophagy, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition as a consequence of tumor progression and selection pressure...
November 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125947/to-grow-or-not-to-grow-a-power-saving-program-induced-in-dormant-buds
#16
REVIEW
Elena Sánchez Martín-Fontecha, Carlos Tarancón, Pilar Cubas
Plant shoot branching patterns determine leaf, flower and fruit production, and thus reproductive success and yield. Branch primordia, or axillary buds, arise in the axils of leaves and their decision to either grow or enter dormancy is coordinated at the whole plant level. Comparisons of transcriptional profiles of axillary buds entering dormancy have identified a shared set of responses that closely resemble a Low Energy Syndrome. This syndrome is aimed at saving carbon use to support essential maintenance functions, rather than additional growth, and involves growth arrest (thus dormancy), metabolic reprogramming and hormone signalling...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121700/difference-in-the-gut-microbiome-between-ovariectomy-induced-obesity-and-diet-induced-obesity
#17
Sungmi Choi, Yu-Jin Hwang, Min-Jeong Shin, Hana Yi
During menopausal transition, the imbalance of estrogen causes body weight gain. Although gut microbiome dysbiosis has been reported in postmenopausal obesity, it is not clear whether there is any difference in the microbiome profile between dietary-induced obesity and postmenopausal obesity. Therefore, in this study, we analyzed intestinal samples from ovariectomized mice and compared them to those of mice with high fat diet-induced obesity. To further evaluate the presence of menopause-specific bacteria-gene interactions, we also analyzed the liver transcriptome...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120922/gender-dysphoria-in-youth-a-review-of-recent-literature
#18
Julia Cartaya, Ximena Lopez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transgender individuals including pubertal young people require hormonal therapy, in conjunction with mental health support. These youths are a unique population, with specific and individual desires and needs as they move through the physical and mental transition to the gender with which they identify. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of transgender youth presenting for treatment is increasing rapidly. They continue to have a high prevalence of mental health disorders, though not when supported in their sex identities by family in younger age...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118190/juvenile-hormone-and-20-hydroxyecdysone-coordinately-control-the-developmental-timing-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-induced-fat-body-cell-dissociation
#19
Qiangqiang Jia, Suning Liu, Di Wen, Yongxu Cheng, William G Bendena, Jian Wang, Sheng Li
Tissue remodeling is a crucial process in animal development and disease progression. Coordinately controlled by the two main insect hormones, juvenile hormone (JH) and 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), tissues are remodeled context-specifically during insect metamorphosis. We previously discovered that two matrix metalloproteinases (Mmps) cooperatively induce fat body cell dissociation in Drosophila. However, the molecular events involved in this Mmps-mediated dissociation are unclear. Here we report that JH and 20E coordinately and precisely control the developmental timing of Mmps-induced fat body cell dissociation...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114034/solution-structure-of-an-ultra-stable-single-chain-insulin-analog-connects-protein-dynamics-to-a-novel-mechanism-of-receptor-binding
#20
Michael D Glidden, Yanwu Yang, Nicholas A Smith, Nelson B Phillips, Kelley Carr, Nalinda P Wickramasinghe, Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, Michael C Lawrence, Brian J Smith, Michael A Weiss
Domain-minimized insulin receptors (IRs) have enabled crystallographic analysis of insulin-bound "micro-receptors." In such structures the C-terminal segment of the insulin B chain inserts between conserved IR domains, unmasking an invariant receptor-binding surface that spans both insulin A- and B chains. This "open" conformation not only rationalizes the inactivity of single-chain insulin (SCI) analogs (in which the A and B chains are directly linked), but also suggests that connecting (C) domains of sufficient length will bind the IR...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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