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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913139/estimating-heritable-genetic-contributions-to-innate-immune-and-endocrine-phenotypic-correlations-a-need-to-explore-repeatability
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REVIEW
Timothy J Greives, Ned A Dochtermann, Emily C Stewart
The immune system plays an important role in enhancing an individual's ability to survive in a world inhabited by pathogens and parasites. The innate immune system is regulated by processes encoded in an individual's genome, providing an avenue for selection to act on this system, as well as the phenotypic relationships generated between this system and other traits of interest. While relationships between innate immunity and endocrine traits (e.g. testosterone) have been reported often in the literature, these relationships are complex and may differ under varying environmental conditions...
November 29, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889121/increasing-estrus-expression-in-the-lactating-dairy-cow
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J A Sauls, B E Voelz, S L Hill, L G D Mendonça, J S Stevenson
Using an activity monitoring system (AMS) equipped with an accelerometer, 2 experiments were conducted to test the hypotheses that (1) enhancing progesterone before inducing luteolysis or (2) exposing cows to estradiol cypionate (ECP) or testosterone propionate (TP) after luteolysis would increase occurrence and intensity of estrus. Our goal was to determine if more cows could be detected in estrus by an AMS compared with other estrus-detection aids. In experiment 1, cows (n = 154) were fitted with both an AMS collar and a pressure-sensitive, rump-mounted device (HeatWatch; HW) and assigned to 3 treatments: (1) no CL + progesterone insert (CIDR) for 5 d, (2) CL only, or (3) CL + 2 CIDR inserts for 5 d to achieve a range in concentrations of progesterone...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886378/interactive-effect-of-corticosterone-and-lactate-on-regulation-of-testosterone-production-in-rat-leydig-cells
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Chih-Chieh Chen, Chien-Wei Chen, Po-Han Lin, Jou-Chun Chou, Ting-Chun Weng, Cai-Yun Jian, Sindy Hu, Wei-Ho Lai, Fu-Kong Lieu, Shyi-Wu Wang, Paulus S Wang
The increasing intensity of exercise enhanced corticosterone and lactate production in both humans and rodents. Our previous studies also demonstrated that lactate could stimulate testosterone production in vivo and in vitro. However, the production of testosterone in response to combined corticosterone and lactate on Leydig cells, and underlying molecular mechanisms are remained unclear. This study investigated the changes in testosterone levels of Leydig cells upon exposure to lactate, corticosterone or combination of both, and revealed the detailed mechanisms...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870425/sex-and-the-development-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Christian J Pike
Men and women exhibit differences in the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The factors underlying the sex differences in AD are not well understood. This Review emphasizes the contributions of sex steroid hormones to the relationship between sex and AD. In women, events that decrease lifetime exposure to estrogens are generally associated with increased AD risk, whereas estrogen-based hormone therapy administered near the time of menopause may reduce AD risk. In men, estrogens do not exhibit age-related reduction and are not significantly associated with AD risk...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866977/the-anti-hyperplasia-anti-oxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-qing-ye-dan-and-swertiamarin-in-testosterone-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-rats
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Xinying Wu, Ye Gu, Lun Li
Qing Ye Dan (QYD) is the whole plant of Swertia mileensis and used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and so on. This study was to investigate the effects of QYD and its main component swertiamarin on BPH induced by testosterone in rats. The prostatic expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (βFGF) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) were detected by immunohistochemistry assay...
November 17, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865788/testosterone-and-immune-reproductive-tradeoffs-in-healthy-women
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Tierney K Lorenz, Julia R Heiman, Gregory E Demas
Although testosterone (T) has been characterized as universally immunosuppressive across species and sexes, recent ecoimmunology research suggests that T's immunomodulatory effects (enhancing/suppressing) depend on the organism's reproductive context. Very little is known about the immune effects of T in healthy females, and even less about how reproductive effort modulates the immune effects of T in humans. We investigated how the interaction between endogenous T and sexual activity predicted menstrual cycle-related changes in several measures of immunity: inflammation (indexed by interleukin-6, IL-6), adaptive immunity (indexed by immunoglobulin A, IgA), and functional immunity (indexed by bactericidal assay)...
November 17, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849668/risk-of-acute-testicular-failure-after-preoperative-radiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Christian Buchli, Anna Martling, Massoud Al Abani, Jan-Erik Frödin, Matteo Bottai, Ingmar Lax, Stefan Arver, Torbjörn Holm
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the acute effect of preoperative RT for rectal cancer on endocrine testicular function. BACKGROUND: Preoperative radiotherapy (RT) enhances local control and cancer-specific survival in patients treated for rectal cancer. In case series, a negative acute effect on Leydig cell function has been reported. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 168 males with rectal or prostate cancer stage I-III...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849354/the-treatment-effects-of-flaxseed-derived-secoisolariciresinol-diglycoside-and-its-metabolite-enterolactone-on-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-involve-the-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1
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Guan-Yu Ren, Chun-Yang Chen, Wei-Guo Chen, Ya Huang, Li-Qiang Qin, Li-Hua Chen
Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), a lignan extracted from flaxseed, has been shown to suppress benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, little is known about the mechanistic basis for its anti-BPH activity. The present study showed that enterolactone (ENL), the mammalian metabolite of SDG, shared the similar binding site of G1 on a new type of membranous estrogen receptor, G-protein-coupled estrogen eceptor 1 (GPER), by docking simulations method. ENL and G1 (the specific agonist of GPER) inhibited the proliferation of human prostate stromal cell line WPMY-1 as shown by MTT assay and arrested cell cycle at the G0/G1 phase, which was displayed by propidium iodide staining following flow cytometer examination...
December 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836607/molecularly-imprinted-polymers-on-graphene-oxide-surface-for-eis-sensing-of-testosterone
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Weilu Liu, Yukai Ma, Guoxiang Sun, Shupiao Wang, Jiayin Deng, Hong Wei
A novel electrochemical biosensor was developed for ultrasensitive determination of testosterone from femtomolar to micromolar levels via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. The sensor features a nanosized molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) film that was electrochemically grafted on a graphene-oxide sheets modified electrode. The detection mechanism of this senor is explained via the change of the interfacial impedance that derived from the recognition of the target molecule. Due to the nanosheet structure as well as the high surface area of graphene-oxide, the sensitivity of the MIP sensor is enhanced remarkably...
November 5, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829821/enhanced-nmr-discrimination-of-pharmaceutically-relevant-molecular-crystal-forms-through-fragment-based-ab-initio-chemical-shift-predictions
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Joshua D Hartman, Graeme M Day, Gregory J O Beran
Chemical shift prediction plays an important role in the determination or validation of crystal structures with solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. One of the fundamental theoretical challenges lies in discriminating variations in chemical shifts resulting from different crystallographic environments. Fragment-based electronic structure methods provide an alternative to the widely used plane wave gauge-including projector augmented wave (GIPAW) density functional technique for chemical shift prediction...
November 2, 2016: Crystal Growth & Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815112/induction-of-heme-oxygenase-1-with-hemin-alleviates-cisplatin-induced-reproductive-toxicity-in-male-rats-and-enhances-its-cytotoxicity-in-prostate-cancer-cell-line
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Gehan Hussein Heeba, Alaaeldin Ahmed Hamza, Soha Osama Hassanin
Cisplatin-induced testicular damage is a major obstacle in the application of cisplatin as chemotherapeutic agent. However, it remains as one of the most widely employed anticancer agents in treating various solid tumors including prostate cancer. Since heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a cytoprotective enzyme with anti-oxidative stress, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities, we investigated the effects of up-regulation of HO-1 by hemin and its inhibition by zinc protoporphyrin-IX (ZnPP) on cisplatin-induced testicular toxicity in adult rats...
November 1, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793722/maternal-thyroid-hormones-enhance-hatching-success-but-decrease-nestling-body-mass-in-the-rock-pigeon-columba-livia
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Bin-Yan Hsu, Cor Dijkstra, Veerle M Darras, Bonnie de Vries, Ton G G Groothuis
Thyroid hormones (THs) - triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) - are essential for embryonic development in vertebrates. All vertebrate embryos are exposed to THs from maternal origin. As maternal TH levels are known to be essential to embryonic development, the natural variation of maternal THs probably represents a pathway of maternal effects that can modify offspring phenotype. However, potential fitness consequences of variation of maternal TH exposure within the normal physiological range and without confounding effects of the mother have never been experimentally investigated...
January 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788452/effects-of-alkylphenols-on-the-biotransformation-of-diuron-and-enzymes-involved-in-the-synthesis-and-clearance-of-sex-steroids-in-juvenile-male-tilapia-oreochromus-mossambica
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Andréia A Felício, Jordan Crago, Lindley A Maryoung, Eduardo A Almeida, Daniel Schlenk
Previous studies using in vivo bioassay guided fractionation indicated that the herbicide diuron (3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea) and alkylphenol (AP)-containing surfactants were detected in fractions of extracts that induced the estrogenic biomarker, vitellogenin in fish exposed to surface water extracts from the United States. However, when the compounds were evaluated individually using in vivo estrogenic assays or in vitro estrogen receptor assays, estrogenic activity was not observed. Since APs have been shown to alter activity and content of cytochrome P450s (CYP) which convert diuron to potential estrogenic metabolites, the hepatic biotransformation of diuron was measured with and without a 7day pretreatment of p-Octylphenol (OP) and p-Nonylphenol (NP) at low (OP 13ng/L+NP 91ng/L), and high concentrations (OP 65ng/L+NP 455ng/L) in juvenile male Nile tilapia (Oreochromus niloticus)...
October 22, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785720/individual-and-combined-effect-of-chlorpyrifos-and-cypermethrin-on-reproductive-system-of-adult-male-albino-rats
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Eman Ahmad Alaa-Eldin, Dalia Abdallah El-Shafei, Nehal S Abouhashem
Commercial mixtures of chlorpyrifos and cypermethrin pesticides are widely used to enhance the toxic effects of cypermethrin on target insects. So, the purpose of the current study was to evaluate the individual and combined toxic effects of chlorpyrifos (CPF) and cypermethrin (CYP) on reproductive system of adult male albino rats. Forty adult male albino rats were randomized into main four groups: group I (control group) included 16 rats, subdivided into negative and positive control; group II (eight rats) received chlorpyrifos 6...
October 26, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785334/modulatory-influence-of-parkia-biglobosa-protein-isolate-on-testosterone-and-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-brain-and-testes-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-male-rats
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Bolajoko Idiat Ogunyinka, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Foluso Oluwagbemiga Osunsanmi, Andrew Rowland Opoku, Abidemi Paul Kappo
Parkia biglobosa seed an important household spice commonly consumed in Nigeria is believed to possess antioxidant activity that may exert modulatory effects in diabetes and diabetic complications. This study investigated the modulatory potential of Parkia biglobosa protein isolate (PBPi) on serum testosterone (sTT) level as well as its influence on biomarkers of oxidative stress in brain and testes of streptozotocin-induced diabetic male rats. Animals were made diabetic by single intraperitoneal administration of streptozotocin (STZ; 60 mg/kg body weight)...
2016: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769009/role-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-in-estradiol-17%C3%AE-induced-alterations-in-protein-synthesis-and-protein-degradation-rates-in-fused-bovine-satellite-cell-cultures
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E Kamanga-Sollo, K J Thornton, M E White, W R Dayton
In feedlot steers, estradiol-17β (E2) and combined E2 and trenbolone acetate (a testosterone analog) implants enhance rate and efficiency of muscle growth; and, consequently, these compounds are widely used as growth promoters in several countries. Treatment with E2 stimulates protein synthesis rate and suppresses protein degradation rate in fused bovine satellite cell (BSC) cultures; however, the mechanisms involved in these effects are not known with certainty. Although the genomic effects of E2 mediated through the classical estrogen receptors have been characterized, recent studies indicate that binding of E2 to the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER)-1 mediates nongenomic effects of E2 on cellular function...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766021/dehydroepiandrosterone-supplementation-combined-with-whole-body-vibration-training-affects-testosterone-level-and-body-composition-in-mice
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Wen-Chyuan Chen, Yi-Ming Chen, Chi-Chang Huang, Yen-Dun Tzeng
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most abundant sex steroid, is primarily secreted by the adrenal gland and a precursor hormone used by athletes for performance enhancement. Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a well-known light-resistance exercise by automatic adaptations to rapid and repeated oscillations from a vibrating platform, which is also a simple and convenient exercise for older adults. However, the potential effects of DHEA supplementation combined with WBV training on to body composition, exercise performance, and hormone regulation are currently unclear...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746250/maternal-androgens-in-avian-brood-parasites-and-their-hosts-responses-to-parasitism-and-competition
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D Caldwell Hahn, John C Wingfield, David M Fox, Brian G Walker, Jill E Thomley
In the coevolutionary dynamic of avian brood parasites and their hosts, maternal (or transgenerational) effects have rarely been investigated. We examined the potential role of elevated yolk testosterone in eggs of the principal brood parasite in North America, the brown-headed cowbird, and three of its frequent host species. Elevated maternal androgens in eggs are a common maternal effect observed in many avian species when breeding conditions are unfavorable. These steroids accelerate embryo development, shorten incubation period, increase nestling growth rate, and enhance begging vigor, all traits that can increase the survival of offspring...
January 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732901/uvaria-rufa-blume-attenuates-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-via-inhibiting-5%C3%AE-reductase-and-enhancing-antioxidant-status
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Wararut Buncharoen, Kanokporn Saenphet, Supap Saenphet, Chatchote Titaram
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional medicine has used Uvaria rufa Blume as an ethnomedicinal plant for treating fever, skin allergies, intestinal ulcers and prostate disorders including BPH. However, no scientific evidence supports the traditional use. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of U. rufa on BPH using in vitro and in vivo models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro studies screened the efficacy of a 5α-reductase (5αR) inhibition and antioxidant activity of petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extracts from the stem of U...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728863/lower-plasma-testosterone-levels-enhance-the-predictive-value-of-endothelial-dysfunction-for-future-cardiovascular-events-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Salvatore Novo, Rosanna Iacona, Vito Bonomo, Angela Sansone, Mariaconcetta Di Piazza, Carlo Pavone
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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