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Patricia Lacourt, Julio Soto, Hana Rumié, Roger Gejman, Juan Carlos Pattillo, Cristián García, Hernán García
INTRODUCTION: Juvenile granulosa cell tumors (JGCT) are very rare, especially in infants under the age of one. The most frequent presentation is with signs of precocious puberty. OBJECTIVE: Present an in fant with peripheral precocious puberty, diagnosis of JGCT and follow up. CLINICAL CASE: 10-month-old female infant with thelarche, pubic hair and palpable abdominal mass accompanied with eleva ted levels of estradiol, very low gonadotrophins and images that show a very large ovarian mass...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Francesca Mossa, Daniela Bebbere, Antonello Ledda, Giovanni P Burrai, Imane Chebli, Elisabetta Antuofermo, Sergio Ledda, Antonello Cannas, Francesco Fancello, Alberto S Atzori
Maternal nutrition during critical gestation periods impacts on offspring in later life; effects of high-starch maternal diet on testicular development in lambs were addressed. Dairy ewes were fed diets providing either 27% (Starch, S) or 11% (Fiber, F) of starch from mating to lambing (∼147 days; S147, F147) or for the last 75 days of gestation (S75, F75). Testes of single male lambs were measured and then sampled for histological and gene expression analyses at selected ages. Testicular dimensions and weight were similar among groups, but the total area of seminiferous tubules increased with age and tended to be higher (P = 0...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Reproduction and Development
Sylvie Jaillard, Elena J Tucker, Linda Akloul, Marion Beaumont, Mathilde Domin, Laurent Pasquier, Guilhem Jouve, Sylvie Odent, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Célia Ravel
Ovarian reserve represents the number of available follicles/oocytes within ovaries and it can be assessed by follicle stimulating hormone levels, anti-Müllerian hormone levels, and/or antral follicle count determined by ultrasounds. A low ovarian reserve is defined by an abnormal ovarian reserve test. This condition can be considered premature if it occurs before the age of 40, leading to premature ovarian insufficiency. Despite the growing knowledge concerning the genetic basis of ovarian deficiency, the majority of cases remain without a genetic diagnosis...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
Michael W Pankhurst, Rebecca L Kelley, Rachel L Sanders, Savana R Woodcock, Dorothy E Oorschot, Nicola J Batchelor
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is an ovarian regulator that affects folliculogenesis. AMH inhibits the developmental activation of the dormant primordial follicles and the oocyte within. In more mature follicles, AMH reduces granulosa cell sensitivity to follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). We examined the effects of AMH overexpression on the stages of ovarian folliculogenesis, and the development of embryos, with a transgenic mouse that overexpresses human AMH in central nervous system neurons under the control of the mouse Thy1...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
F de Michele, J Poels, M G Giudice, F De Smedt, J Ambroise, M Vermeulen, D Gruson, C Wyns
STUDY QUESTION: How does the formation of the blood-testis barrier (BTB), as reflected by the expression of connexin 43 and claudin 11 proteins during the pubertal transition period, take place in vitro compared to samples from a large cohort of pre/peripubertal boys? SUMMARY ANSWER: The BTB connexin 43 and claudin 11 expression patterns appeared to be partially achieved in organotypic culture when compared to that in samples from 71 pre/peripubertal patients. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although alterations in the protein expression patterns of the BTB, whose main components are connexin 43 and claudin 11, are known to be associated with impaired spermatogenesis in mice and adult men, there is a lack of knowledge on its formation in pre-peripubertal human tissue both in vitro and in vivo...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
Calvin Chao, Vijay Vanguri, Karl Uy
First described in 2005, the Mullerian derived cyst in the mediastinum is a rare finding with few subsequent reports. We report a case of Mullerian cyst occurring in the mediastinum of a 49-year-old female that was resected by robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of robot-assisted resection of Hattori's cyst. Histopathologic analysis revealed ciliated Mullerian-type tubal epithelium positive for paired box gene 8 (PAX8), estrogen receptor (ER), and progesterone receptor (PR), confirming Mullerian differentiation...
2018: Case Reports in Pulmonology
Onalenna Kereilwe, Kiran Pandey, Vitaliano Borromeo, Hiroya Kadokawa
Preantral and small antral follicles may secret anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) to control gonadotrophin secretion from ruminant gonadotrophs. The present study investigated whether the main receptor for AMH, AMH receptor type 2 (AMHR2), is expressed in gonadotrophs of postpubertal heifers to control gonadotrophin secretion. Expression of AMHR2 mRNA was detected in anterior pituitaries (APs) of postpubertal heifers using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. An anti-AMHR2 chicken antibody was developed against the extracellular region near the N-terminus of bovine AMHR2...
March 14, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Xiao-Jing Cao, Xuchun Huang, Jian Liu, Fei Ma, Yuyan Zeng, Changqian Chen, Ji-Ju Wang, Guangning Nie, Xiao-Yun Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the treatment effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine capsules containing the Yangyin Shugan formula (YYSG) in premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). METHODS: One-hundred forty-six women with POI participated in this stratified, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Participants in two groups (n = 73 in each)-the YYSG group and control group-underwent treatment for 12 weeks. Outcome measures included the Chinese version Menopause-Specific Quality of Life questionnaire (CMS), serum levels of basal follicle-stimulating hormone (bFSH), basal estradiol, and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), the antral follicle count (AFC), and ovarian peak systolic velocity (PSV; cm/s)...
March 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Sabriye Arslan, Yasemin Akdevelioğlu
Nonclassical target organs recently defined for vitamin D, a major regulator of calcium phosphorus homeostasis and bone health, include reproductive ones. This compilation study focuses on the potential effects of vitamin D on female reproductive functions. Vitamin D receptor enzymes that metabolize vitamin D are expressed in both central and peripheral reproductive organs. Most studies suggest that vitamin D may be directly or indirectly related to gonadal functions. Vitamin D's effects on reproductive functions may be indirectly related to diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uterine leiomyomas, and endometriosis...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Paloma Del C Monroig-Bosque, Ekene I Okoye
Mullerian duct anomalies (MDAs) are congenital defects of the female genital system that arise from abnormal embryological development of the Mullerian ducts. Septate uterus is the most common, resulting from incomplete resorption of the medial septum after fusion of the Mullerian ducts. Two main types of septate uterus exist, including septa that extend completely or partially from the uterine fundus to the cervical os. The combination of a uterine septum with a double cervix has been previously described; however, in most cases the septum was complete...
January 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Susanne Ledig, Peter Wieacker
The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome [MIM 277000] is characterised by the absence of a uterus and vagina in otherwise phenotypically normal women with karyotype 46,XX. Clinically, the MRKH can be subdivided into two subtypes: an isolated or type I form can be delineated from a type II form, which is characterised by extragenital malformations. The so-called Müllerian hypoplasia, renal agenesis, cervicothoracic somite dysplasia (MURCS) association can be seen as the most severe phenotypic outcome...
2018: Medizinische Genetik: Mitteilungsblatt des Berufsverbandes Medizinische Genetik E.V
Anzu Yamamoto, Takuya Omotehara, Yuuka Miura, Tadashi Takada, Naoki Yoneda, Tetsushi Hirano, Youhei Mantani, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Nobuhiko Hoshi
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) produced in the developing testis induces the regression of the Müllerian duct, which develops into the oviducts, uterus and upper vagina. In our true hermaphrodite mouse with an ovary on one side and a testis on the other (O/T), the oviduct and uterus are present only on the ovary side, and nothing derived from the Müllerian duct is present on the testis side. Here, we investigate the mechanism underlying the unilateral Müllerian duct regression and the mode of AMH signaling, by performing immunohistology, Western blotting, and organ culture analyses...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Yomna I Mahmoud, Asmaa A Mahmoud, Faten S Abo-Zeid, Nagui H Fares
BACKGROUND: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a weak androgen and a crucial precursor of sex steroids. Exogenous supplementation of DHEA is now being commonly used to augment ovarian stimulation in women with diminished ovarian reserve. However, the effects of DHEA are controversial. AIMS: This study verifies the effects of pharmacologic doses of DHEA on the ovarian reserve variables, follicular development, reproductive function, and pregnancy outcomes of perimenopausal rats...
March 8, 2018: Life Sciences
Jacques Donnez, Olivier Donnez, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Like endometriosis, uterine adenomyosis is another enigmatic disease and remains a source of controversy. Uterine adenomyosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial glands in the myometrium. Two main theories may explain its pathogenesis: adenomyosis may arise from invagination of the myometrial basalis into the myometrium; or an alternative theory maintains that it may result from metaplasia of displaced embryonic pluripotent müllerian remants or differentiation of adult stem cells. Uterine adenomyosis is responsible for pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, and infertility...
March 8, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Mengling Tang, Shanshan Yin, Jianyun Zhang, Kun Chen, Mingjuan Jin, Weiping Liu
Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is suspected to interfere with fetal development including reproductive and thyroid function and birth outcomes, but published evidence are still sparse. We designed a cross-sectional study to analyze the associations between PCB levels in umbilical cord sera and hormones and birth outcomes of mothers and newborns who are residents from an island. Seven indicator-PCB (PCB-28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153, 180), and five reproductive hormones including luteotropic hormones (LH), estradiol (E2), testosterone (T), follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and anti-Mullerian hormones (AMH), and three thyroid hormones including tri-iodothyronine (T3), tetra-iodothyronine (T4) and thyroid stimulating hormones (TSH) were measured in 106 cord sera specimens...
March 8, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Bilgin Keserci, Nguyen Minh Duc
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the role of magnetic resonance imaging parameters in predicting the treatment outcome of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids with a nonperfused volume (NPV) ratio of at least 90%. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 120 women who underwent HIFU treatment were divided into groups 1 (n = 72) and 2 (n = 48), comprising patients with an NPV ratio of at least 90% and less than 90%, respectively...
March 7, 2018: Academic Radiology
Pedro Henrique Nicolau Pinto, Mario Felipe Alvarez Balaro, Joanna Maria Gonçalves Souza-Fabjan, Lilian Dos Santos Ribeiro, Gláucia Mota Bragança, Ceci Ribeiro Leite, Eduardo Kenji Nunes Arashiro, Kleibe de Moraes Silva, Jeferson Ferreira Da Fonseca, Felipe Zandonadi Brandão
This study aims to compare four different methods for selecting high responding sheep donors for in vivo embryo production. These methods include a pre-selection eCG test (eCG), antral follicle count (AFC), plasma anti-Müllerian hormone measurement (AMH) and genotyping for the presence of the FecGE mutation (a polymorphism in the GDF9 gene associated with increased ovulation rate). Santa Ines ewe lambs (n = 25) underwent superovulation (SOV) with 800 IU equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) and the corpus luteum (CL) count was recorded by laparoscopy after eight days...
February 23, 2018: Theriogenology
Christine Decanter, Marc Cloquet, Audrey Dassonneville, Emmanuelle D'Orazio, Audrey Mailliez, Pascal Pigny
The relationship between early recovery of menstrual activity and blood anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) concentrations were investigated within the first year post-chemotherapy in 32 young patients with breast cancer. All were treated by surgery and the same chemotherapy protocol (three cycles of FEC100 plus three cycles of taxanes). Menstrual activity, blood AMH (using picoAMH ELISA) and FSH concentrations were measured longitudinally before, during and up to 12 months after the end of chemotherapy (six samples per patient)...
March 2, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Chenyue Ding, Qinyan Zou, Fuxin Wang, Huihua Wu, Rulei Chen, Jinghuan Lv, Mingfa Ling, Jian Sun, Wei Wang, Hong Li, Boxian Huang
BACKGROUND: Although many reports show that various kinds of stem cells have the ability to recover function in premature ovarian aging, few studies have looked at stem cell treatment of natural ovarian aging (NOA). We designed this experimental study to investigate whether human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) retain the ability to restore ovarian function, and how hAMSCs work in this process. METHODS: To build the NOA mouse model, the mice were fed for 12-14 months normally with young fertile female mice as the normal control group (3-5 months old)...
March 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Queenie Ho Yan Wong, Tracy Wing Yee Yeung, Sofie Shuk Fei Yung, Jennifer Ka Yee Ko, Hang Wun Raymond Li, Ernest Hung Yu Ng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of 12-month DHEA supplementation on menstrual pattern and ovarian reserve markers in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Women with POI were given DHEA supplements (25 mg three times daily) for 12 months. Sonographic assessment for ovarian volume and antral follicle count (AFC) and serum measurement for anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, testosterone, liver function, and hemoglobin level were performed at baseline and monthly for 13 months after the supplementation...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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