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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343933/testing-the-immunocompetence-handicap-hypothesis-testosterone-manipulation-does-not-affect-wound-healing-in-male-salamanders
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Jessica R Thomas, Sarah K Woodley
In vertebrates, a bidirectional relationship exists between the immune system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. In addition, sexual dimorphism in immunity has been documented in many vertebrates as well as some invertebrates, and males are generally less immunocompetent than their female counterparts. A possible explanation for this is described by the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH), which proposes that elevated testosterone (T) levels direct resources towards the promotion of secondary sexual characteristics at a cost to immune function...
March 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341597/effect-of-isopropyl-myristate-on-transdermal-permeation-of-testosterone-from-carbopol-gel
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Ahmed S Zidan, Nahid Kamal, Alaadin Alayoubi, Mark Seggel, Sarah Ibrahim, Ziyaur Rahman, Celia Cruz, Muhammad Ashraf
The objective of the current study was to investigate the effect of isopropyl myristate (IPM) on the in vitro permeation of Testosterone through human cadaver skin from carbopol- gels. Six Testosterone gel formulations were prepared employing different IPM contents of 0, 0.4, 0.7, 1, 2 and 3%. The gels were characterized for drug permeation, matrix morphology, pH, kinetics of ethanol evaporation and viscosity. Mass balance studies were performed to estimate testosterone distribution among the compartments of diffusion cells...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339191/allosteric-activation-of-cytochrome-p450-3a4-via-progesterone-bioconjugation
#3
Vanja Polic, Karine Auclair
Human cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) is responsible for the metabolism of the majority of drugs. As such, it is implicated in many adverse drug-drug and food-drug interactions, and is of significant interest to the pharmaceutical industry. This enzyme is known to simultaneously bind multiple ligands and display atypical enzyme kinetics, suggestive of allostery and cooperativity. As well, evidence of a postulated peripheral allosteric binding site has provoked debate around its significance and location. We report the use of bioconjugation to study the significance of substrate binding at the proposed allosteric site and its effect on CYP3A4 activity...
March 24, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332240/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hypertrophy-and-vascular-function-role-of-the-nitric-oxide-phosphodiesterase-type-5-cyclic-guanosine-3-5-monophosphate-pathway
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REVIEW
Yukihito Higashi
It is well known that there is an association of lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hypertrophy with cardiovascular disease, suggesting that lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hypertrophy is a risk factor for cardiovascular events. Vascular function, including endothelial function and vascular smooth muscle function, is involved in the pathogenesis, maintenance and development of atherosclerosis, leading to cardiovascular events. Vascular dysfunction per se should also contribute to lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hypertrophy...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323036/targeting-androgen-receptor-versus-targeting-androgens-to-suppress-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#5
Changcheng Guo, Shuyuan Yeh, Yuanjie Niu, Gonghui Li, Junhua Zheng, Lei Li, Chawnshang Chang
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States and its progression is tightly associated with the androgen/androgen receptor (AR) signals. Men castrated before puberty (eunuchs) or men with inherited deficiency of type II 5α-reductase (with failure to convert testosterone to the more potent dihydrotestosterone) (DHT) do not develop PCa. To date, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with anti-androgen treatments to reduce or prevent androgens from binding to the AR remains the main therapeutic option for advanced PCa since its discovery by Huggins and Hodges in 1941...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319589/exercise-improves-v-combining-dot-above-o-2max-and-body-composition-in-adt-treated-prostate-cancer-patients
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Bradley A Wall, Daniel A Galvão, Naeem Fatehee, Dennis R Taaffe, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, Jeffrey J Hebert, Robert U Newton
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) experience unfavourbale changes in body composition and associated metabolic complications, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. We examined the effect of a 6-month program of aerobic and resistance exercise aimed at improving body composition and cardiorespiratory health in this population. METHODS: Ninety-seven men (43-90 years) with localized prostate cancer receiving ADT were randomized to either exercise (EX, n=50) or usual care (CON, n=47)...
March 18, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315864/vitamin-d-status-gender-differences-and-cardiometabolic-health-disparities
#7
Dharambir K Sanghera, Bishwa R Sapkota, Christopher E Aston, Piers R Blackett
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized epidemic found in India and also worldwide. Despite the high prevalence of diabetes among Indians, there is a paucity of data showing the relationship between vitamin D status and cardiometabolic disparities. In this study, we have examined the relationship between vitamin D and cardiometabolic traits in a population from India. METHODS: Circulating 25(OH)D levels were measured in 3,879 participants from the Asian Indian Diabetic Heart Study using ELISA kits...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300557/high-fat-diet-aggravates-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-inhibited-testosterone-production-via-dax-1-in-leydig-cells-in-rats
#8
Zhan Zhang, Yongquan Yu, Hengsen Xu, Chao Wang, Minghui Ji, Jun Gu, Lu Yang, Jiansheng Zhu, Huibin Dong, Shou-Lin Wang
Growing evidence has revealed that a high-fat diet (HFD) could lead to disorders of glycolipid metabolism and insulin-resistant states, and HFDs have been associated with the inhibition of testicular steroidogenesis. Our previous study demonstrated that 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE47) could increase the risk of diabetes in humans and reduce testosterone production in rats. However, whether the HFD affects BDE47-inhibited testosterone production by elevating insulin levels and inducing related pathways remains unknown...
March 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295471/long-term-feeding-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-powder-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-enhances-the-steroidogenic-ability-of-leydig-cells-to-alleviate-its-decline-with-ageing-in-male-rats
#9
K Yoshida, Y Ohta, N Kawate, M Takahashi, T Inaba, S Hatoya, H Morii, K Takahashi, M Ito, H Tamada
This study examined whether feeding hydroalcoholic extract of Lepidium meyenii (maca) to 8-week-old (sexually maturing) or 18-week-old (mature) male rats for more than a half year affects serum testosterone concentration and testosterone production by Leydig cells cultured with hCG, 22R-hydroxycholesterol or pregnenolone. Testosterone concentration was determined in the serum samples obtained before and 6, 12, 18 and 24 weeks after the feeding, and it was significantly increased only at the 6 weeks in the group fed with the maca extract to maturing rats when it was compared with controls...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295462/ferulic-acid-prevents-lead-induced-testicular-oxidative-stress-and-suppressed-spermatogenesis-in-rats
#10
P Hasanein, F Fazeli, M Parviz, M Roghani
Lead affects multiple organ systems including testis. We investigated the effects of ferulic acid (FA) on lead-induced oxidative stress and spermatogenesis suppression in rats. Animals received lead acetate (500 mg/L in drinking water) and/or FA (50 mg/kg, i.g.) for eight weeks. Lead increased testicular malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitrite levels and decreased glutathione (GSH) content and catalase (CAT) activity. Lead decreased testis weight and testosterone level. Sperm parameters decreased in lead group...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293398/nicotine-induced-damages-in-testicular-tissue-of-rats-evidences-for-bcl-2-p53-and-caspase-3-expression
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Maryam Mosadegh, Shapour Hasanzadeh, Mazdak Razi
OBJECTIVES: Present study was performed in order to uncover new aspects for nicotine-induced damages on spermatogenesis cell lineage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this purpose, 36 mature male Wistar rats were divided into three groups as; control-sham (0.2 ml, saline normal, IP), low dose (0.2 mg/kg BW(-1), IP) nicotine-received and high dose (0.4 mg/kg BW(-1), IP) nicotine-received groups. Following 7 weeks, the expression of bcl-2, p53 and caspase-3 at mRNA and protein levels were investigated by using reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemical (IHC) analyses, respectively...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280794/the-putative-effects-of-d-aspartic-acid-on-blood-testosterone-levels-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Farzad Roshanzamir, Seyyed Morteza Safavi
BACKGROUND: D-Aspartic acid (D-Asp) is in invertebrate and vertebrate neuroendocrine tissues, where it carries out important physiological functions. Recently, it has been reported that D-Asp is involved in the synthesis and release of testosterone and is assumed can be used as a testosterone booster for infertile men, and by athletes to increase muscle mass and strength. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to summarize available evidence related to the effects of D-Asp on serum testosterone levels...
January 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261840/feeding-hydroalcoholic-extract-powder-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-enhances-testicular-gene-expression-of-3%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-in-rats
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Y Ohta, N Kawate, T Inaba, H Morii, K Takahashi, H Tamada
Although feeding diets containing the extract powder of Lepidium meyenii (maca), a plant growing in Peru's Central Andes, increases serum testosterone concentration associated with enhanced ability of testosterone production by Leydig cells in male rats, changes in testicular steroidogenesis-related factors by the maca treatment are not known. This study examined the effects of maca on testicular gene expressions for luteinizing hormone receptor, steroidogenic acute regulatory protein and steroidogenic enzymes...
March 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258581/effects-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-on-the-reproductive-system-of-athletes-and-recreational-users-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Maria A Christou, Panagiota A Christou, Georgios Markozannes, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, George Mastorakos, Stelios Tigas
BACKGROUND: Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are testosterone derivatives used by athletes and recreational users to improve athletic performance and/or enhance appearance. Anabolic androgenic steroids use may have serious and potentially irreversible adverse effects on different organs and systems, including the reproductive system. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to critically assess the impact of AAS use on the reproductive system of athletes and recreational users...
March 4, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257863/effects-of-selenium-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-testosterone-production-of-sheep-leydig-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
#15
Lei Shi, Ruigao Song, Xiaolei Yao, Youshe Ren
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of selenium (Se) on in vitro proliferation, apoptosis and testosterone production of sheep Leydig cells and its underlying mechanism. Leydig cells were collected from 8-month-old sheep and divided into four treatment groups (0, 2.0, 4.0 and 8.0 μmol/L Se). After treatment with Se for 48 h, the MTT and flow cytometric assay were used to detect cell proliferation and apoptosis. Testosterone level in the culture medium was determined by ELISA. The mRNA expression and protein abundance of cell cycle, apoptosis and testosterone synthesis-related genes were detected using real-time PCR and western blot analysis...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257758/cognition-in-female-rats-after-blocking-conversion-of-androgens-to-estrogens
#16
George T Taylor, Francesca M Manzella, Jacob Huffman, Omar H Cabrera, Jessica Hoffman
Women and non-human females have surprisingly high levels of circulating testosterone, yet the effects of androgens on non-reproductive behaviors, including cognition, of females are not well characterized. The current project used an aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, to block conversion of androgens to estrogens. Adult female rats were ovariectomized and administered either vehicle only, testosterone propionate only (400μg/kg, TP only), letrozole only (1mg/kg, Letro only), or the combination of letrozole and testosterone (TP+Letro) over 4weeks...
March 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235592/steroid-profiling-in-h295r-cells-to-identify-chemicals-potentially-disrupting-the-production-of-adrenal-steroids
#17
Petra Strajhar, David Tonoli, Fabienne Jeanneret, Raphaella M Imhof, Vanessa Malagnino, Melanie Patt, Denise V Kratschmar, Julien Boccard, Serge Rudaz, Alex Odermatt
The validated OECD test guideline 456 based on human adrenal H295R cells promotes measurement of testosterone and estradiol production as read-out to identify potential endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study aimed to establish optimal conditions for using H295R cells to detect chemicals interfering with the production of key adrenal steroids. H295R cells' supernatants were characterized by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS)-based steroid profiling, and the influence of experimental conditions including time and serum content was assessed...
April 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223151/testosterone-rapidly-increases-ca-2-activated-k-currents-causing-hyperpolarization-in-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
#18
Katesirin Ruamyod, Wattana B Watanapa, Chairat Shayakul
Testosterone has endothelium-dependent vasodilatory effects on the coronary artery, with some reports suggesting endothelial ion channel involvement. This study employed the whole-cell patch clamp technique to investigate the effect of testosterone on ion channels in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) and the mechanisms involved. We found that 0.03-3μM testosterone significantly induced a rapid, concentration-dependent increase in total HCAEC current (EC50, 71.96±1.66nM; maximum increase, 59...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222580/acute-and-delayed-responses-of-steroidal-hormones-blood-lactate-and-biomarkers-of-muscle-damage-after-a-resistance-training-session-time-of-day-effects
#19
Achraf Ammar, Hamdi Chtourou, Mouna Turki, Omar Hammouda, Ahmed Chaari, Mariem Boudaya, Tarak Driss, Fatma Ayedi, Nizar Souissi
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of time-of-days (TOD) on some biochemical and hormonal responses after resistance training sessions. METHODS: Ten trained subjects (22±2 years) performed, in randomized order, three resistance-training-sessions at 07h:00, 13h:00 and 17h:00. Each training-session included six upper and lower body resistance exercises with 3×10 repetitions. Blood lactate (Lac), creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), cortisol (C) and testosterone (T) were collected at rest, 3min and 48h after each-session...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214591/hyperglycemia-is-associated-with-reduced-testicular-function-and-activin-dysregulation-in-the-ins2-akita-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
#20
Constanze C Maresch, Dina C Stute, Helen Ludlow, Hans-Peter Hammes, David M de Kretser, Mark P Hedger, Thomas Linn
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is associated with subfertility in men. We hypothesised that this results from inhibitory effects of chronic hyperglycemia on testicular function and used the Ins2(Akita+/-) mouse model to investigate this. Diabetic mice exhibited progressive testicular dysfunction, with a 30% reduction in testis weight at 24 weeks of age. Diabetic mice showed significantly reduced seminiferous tubule diameters and increased spermatogenic disruption, although testes morphology appeared grossly normal. Unexpectedly, serum LH and intra-testicular testosterone were similar in all groups...
May 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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