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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222406/leydig-cell-clustering-and-reinke-crystal-distribution-in-relation-to-hormonal-function-in-adult-patients-with-testicular-dysgenesis-syndrome-tds-including-cryptorchidism
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Rikke R Soerensen, Trine H Johannsen, Niels E Skakkebaek, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
OBJECTIVE: Testicular dysgenesis syndrome (TDS) comprises testicular germ cell cancer, cryptorchidism and some cases of male infertility and hypospadias, which can be linked to impairment of intrauterine gonadal development. Among histological signs of TDS, large Leydig cell (LC) clusters (micronodules) are frequently present. This study aimed to investigate possible associations of LC micronodules with the presence of Reinke crystals and hormonal function of LCs, the latter primarily reflected by serum concentrations of luteinising hormone (LH) and testosterone, in patients with TDS...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222030/sub-chronic-indomethacin-treatment-and-its-effect-on-the-male-reproductive-system-of-albino-rats-possible-protective-role-of-black-tea-extract
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Ishwar B Bagoji, Gavishiddappa A Hadimani, Saeed M Yendigeri, Kusal K Das
BACKGROUND: Indomethacin is commonly used as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to treat inflammation, arthritis and joint pains. Unfortunately, it has a wide range of adverse effects on the physiological system, including gonads. This study aimed to assess possible beneficial effects of black tea extract (BTE) against indomethacin-induced alteration of gonadal hormone levels in male rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male rats were divided into Group I (control), Group II (indomethacin, 5 mg/kg body weight [bwt...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217670/a-novel-clinicopathological-analysis-of-early-stage-ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumors-at-a-single-institution
#3
Seon Mi Nam, Jee Whan Kim, Kyung Jin Eoh, Hye Min Kim, Jung Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and pathologic characteristics of patients who were diagnosed with ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors (SLCTs) in a single institution. METHODS: The medical records of 11 patients who were pathologically diagnosed with SLCTs beginning in 1995 in a single institute was reviewed. RESULTS: The median patient age was 31 years (range, 16 to 70 years). Patient International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages were IA, IC, and IIB in 3 (27...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212544/protective-effect-of-dhea-on-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-damage-and-apoptosis-in-primary-rat-leydig-cells
#4
Xiao Ding, Lei Yu, Chongyang Ge, Haitian Ma
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is widely used as a nutritional supplement due to its putative anti-aging properties. However, the effect of DHEA in Leydig cells, a major target cell of DHEA biotransformation in male, are not clear. The present study aimed to investigate the preventative effect of DHEA on oxidative damage and apoptosis after H2O2 treatment in Leydig cells. The results showed that DHEA treatment attenuated the reduction of cell viability induced by H2O2. No differences were observed on the superoxide anion (O2-) content, while DHEA treatment decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and hydroxyl radical (•OH) content in H2O2-treated Leydig cells...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204871/the-role-of-beta-catenin-mutation-and-sox9-expression-in-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-of-the-testis
#5
F Bremmer, C L Behnes, H U Schildhaus, N T Gaisa, H Reis, H Jarry, H J Radzun, P Stroebel, S Schweyer
The WHO classification of testis tumours includes the group of sex cord-stromal tumours. They are divided into several histological types, i.e. Leydig cell (LCT) and Sertoli cell tumours (SCT). Based on the physiological expression of β-catenin in normal testis/Sertoli cells, it was previously shown that SCT can carry a β-catenin mutation, causing a nuclear positivity for β-catenin and cyclin D1. Furthermore, it could be shown that the stabilization of β-catenin in Sertoli cells causes the loss of the Sertoli cell marker SOX9...
February 16, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196369/leveraging-online-resources-to-prioritize-candidate-genes-for-functional-analyses-using-the-fetal-testis-as-a-test-case
#6
Kathryn S McClelland, Humphrey H-C Yao
With each new microarray or RNA-seq experiment, massive quantities of transcriptomic information are generated with the purpose to produce a list of candidate genes for functional analyses. Yet an effective strategy remains elusive to prioritize the genes on these candidate lists. In this review, we outline a prioritizing strategy by taking a step back from the bench and leveraging the rich range of public databases. This in silico approach provides an economical, less biased, and more effective solution. We discuss the publicly available online resources that can be used to answer a range of questions about a gene...
February 15, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183093/putative-effects-of-obesity-on-linear-growth-and-puberty%C3%A2
#7
Shlomit Shalitin, Wieland Kiess
Childhood obesity is a major public health problem that has grown to epidemic proportions throughout the world. Obesity is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The nutritional status plays an important role in growth and body weight regulation. Excess adiposity during childhood can affect the process of growth and puberty. Obese children are frequently tall for their age, with accelerated epiphyseal growth plate maturation despite low growth hormone levels. Several regulatory hormones may affect the process of linear growth in the constellation of obesity, as high levels of insulin and leptin are observed in obese children...
February 9, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181310/localization-of-orexin-b-and-receptor-2-for-orexins-in-testicular-cytotypes-of-the-camelid-alpaca-vicugna-pacos
#8
G Liguori, C Squillacioti, L Assisi, N Mirabella, E Langella, A Costagliola, A Vittoria
The orexins A (OxA) and B (OxB) are two hypothalamic peptides involved in many physiological functions of the mammalian body. They act through the binding of two G-coupled receptors named receptor 1 (OX1 ) and receptor 2 (OX2 ) for orexins. The first receptor is specific for OxA, while the second binds both the substances with equal affinity. The orexins and the relative receptors have been traced by means of different techniques also at the periphery of the body and particularly in the adrenals, and in gastrointestinal and genital organs...
February 8, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171846/an-inguinal-hernia-with-cryptorchidism-with-a-leydig-cell-tumor-in-an-elderly-man-a-case-report
#9
Toru Zuiki, Jun Ohki, Toshihide Komatsubara, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Yuzo Miyahara, Masanori Ochi, Norio Hirota
INTRODUCTION: Cryptorchidism is common in children but is rare in the elderly. It often presents with a constellation of signs and symptoms similar to routine inguinal hernias. We present the case of an elderly man with cryptorchidism containing a Leydig cell tumor and provide clinical insights. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An-84-year old man was admitted with an incarcerated right lower quadrant hernia. Both testes were absent on palpation of the scrotum. After reduction of the hernia, computed tomography scan revealed a round lesion in the hernia sac, which was suspected to be the ectopic testis...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163205/localization-pattern-of-visfatin-nampt-in-d-galactose-induced-aged-rat-testis
#10
Malsawmhriatzuala Jeremy, Guruswami Gurusubramanian, Vikas Kumar Roy
Aging is a complex irreversible process which leads to decline in body physiology including reproductive activity. Neurological and brain functions defects have been studied in the d-gal induced aging rodent model. However, there is dearth of literature on reproductive aging induced by d-gal treatment. Visfatin is an adipokine which regulates testicular steroidogenesis and its level increases under stress conditions to cope and extend longevity. To the best of our knowledge the expression and localization pattern of visfatin and histological evaluation of d-gal induced aged testis have not been investigated...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146428/hypoxia-reduces-testosterone-synthesis-in-mouse-leydig-cells-by-inhibiting-nrf1-activated-star-expression
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Xueting Wang, Longlu Pan, Zhiran Zou, Dan Wang, Yapeng Lu, Zhangji Dong, Li Zhu
Male fertility disorders play a key role in half of all infertility cases. Reduction in testosterone induced by hypoxia might cause diseases in reproductive system and other organs. Hypoxic exposure caused a significant decrease of NRF1. Software analysis reported that the promoter region of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) contained NRF1 binding sites, indicating NRF1 promoted testicular steroidogenesis. The purpose of this study is to determine NRF1 is involved in testosterone synthesis; and under hypoxia, the decrease of testosterone synthesis is caused by lower expression of NRF1...
January 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126675/rutin-attenuates-h2o2-induced-oxidation-damage-and-apoptosis-in-leydig-cells-by-activating-pi3k-akt-signal-pathways
#12
Jianhua Sun, Heng Wang, Bei Liu, Wenhao Shi, Juanzi Shi, Zhou Zhang, Junping Xing
Oxidative stress is a primary factor in the pathology of male infertility. The strong antioxidative capacity of rutin has been proven by numerous studies, but a protective role in the context of male reproduction remains to be elucidated. To explore the biological role of rutin in protecting male reproductive function and the potential underlying mechanism, H2O2-induced Leydig cells were used as a cell model of oxidation damage. Our findings showed that rutin at concentrations of 10, 20, and 40μmol/L remarkably increased cell survival rate of H2O2-induced Leydig cells to 70...
January 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122665/expression-of-adenosine-5-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-in-ovine-testis-ovis-aries-in-vivo-regulation-by-nutritional-state
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N Taibi, J Dupont, Z Bouguermouh, P Froment, C Ramé, A Anane, Z Amirat, F Khammar
In the present study, we identified AMPK and investigated its potential role in steroidogenesis in vivo in the ovine testis in response to variation in nutritional status (fed control vs. restricted). We performed immunoblotting to show that both active and non-active forms of AMPK exist in ovine testis and liver. In testis, we confirmed these results by immunohistochemistry. We found a correlation between ATP (Adenosine-Triphosphate) levels and the expression of AMPK in liver. Also, low and high caloric diets induce isoform-dependent AMPK expression, with an increase in α2, ß1ß2 and γ1 activity levels...
January 19, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121390/oral-facial-tissue-reconstruction-in-the-regenerative-axolotl
#14
Andre M Charbonneau, Stephane Roy, Simon D Tran
Absence of large amounts of orofacial tissues caused by cancerous resections, congenital defects, or trauma results in sequelae such as dysphagia and noticeable scars. Oral-neck tissue regeneration was studied in the axolotl (regenerative amphibian) following a 2.5-mm punch biopsy that simultaneously removed skin, connective tissue, muscle, and cartilage in the tongue and intermandibular region. The untreated wound was studied macroscopically and histologically at 17 different time points ranging from 0 to180 days (N = 120 axolotls)...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115580/role-of-the-testis-interstitial-compartment-in-spermatogonial-stem-cell-function
#15
Sarah J Potter, Tony DeFalco
Male fertility is maintained through intricate cellular and molecular interactions that ensure spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) proceed in a step-wise differentiation process through spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis to produce sperm. SSCs lie within the seminiferous tubule compartment, which provides a nurturing environment for the development of sperm. Cells outside of the tubules, such as interstitial and peritubular cells, also help direct SSC activity. This review focuses on interstitial (interstitial macrophages, Leydig cells, and vasculature) and peritubular (peritubular macrophages, peritubular myoid cells) cells and their role in regulating SSC self-renewal and differentiation in mammals...
January 23, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112699/leydig-cell-tumor-in-the-post-menopausal-woman-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Sahar Sherf, Dorothy Martinez
Leydig cell tumors of the ovary account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors (1). We present two cases in which patients had markedly elevated serum testosterone levels and frank hirsutism. Both cases revealed right ovarian Leydig cell tumors upon oophorectomy with post-surgical resolution of hypertestosteronemia. While rare and difficult to diagnose, androgen secreting tumors should be suspected in women with hyperandrogenism and hirsutism, especially in the postmenopausal population.
January 16, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112592/testicular-enlargement-in-a-pre-pubertal-boy-with-adrenocortical-tumour
#17
Manassawee Korwutthikulrangsri, Duangkamon Wattanatranon, Sumate Teeraratkul, Piyathida Wijarn, Pat Mahachoklertwattana, Preamrudee Poomthavorn
Adrenocortical tumours are rare in children. Virilisation caused by overproduction of adrenal androgens is the most common presentation. The testes of pre-pubertal boys with this tumour are usually small or of pre-pubertal size. A 4.8-year-old boy with an adrenocortical tumour and symmetrical pubertal-sized testes is reported. The serum testosterone level was 204 nmol/L (<0.7), dehydro-epiandrosterone-sulphate 56.7 μmol/L (<1.5) and luteinising and follicle-stimulating hormones were at suppressed levels...
January 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109954/a-role-of-kit-receptor-signaling-for-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-rat-stem-leydig-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Shiwen Liu, Xiaomin Chen, Yiyan Wang, Linxi Li, Guimin Wang, Xiaoheng Li, Haolin Chen, Jingjing Guo, Han Lin, Qing-Quan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge
In the testis, KIT ligand (KITL, also called stem cell factor) is expressed by Sertoli cells and its receptor (c-kit, KIT) is expressed by spermatogonia and Leydig cells. Although KITL-KIT signaling is critical for the spermatogenesis, its roles in Leydig cell development during puberty are not clear. In the present study, we investigated effects of KITL on stem Leydig cell proliferation and differentiation. Using an in vitro culture system of seminiferous tubules from Leydig cell-depleted testis, we found that KITL increased the proliferation activity of putative stem Leydig cells at higher concentration (10 and 100 ng/ml)...
January 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109031/undifferentiated-embryonic-cell-transcription-factor-1-utf1-and-deleted-in-azoospermia-like-dazl-expression-in-the-testes-of-donkeys
#19
Y S Lee, H J Jung, M J Yoon
Putative markers for each specific germ cell stage can be a useful tool to study the fate and functions of these cells. Undifferentiated embryonic cell transcription factor 1 (UTF1) is a putative marker for undifferentiated spermatogonia in humans, rats and horses. The deleted in azoospermia-like (DAZL) protein is also expressed by differentiated spermatogonia and primary spermatocytes in several species. However, whether the expression patterns of these molecular markers are identical and applicable to donkeys remains to be elucidated...
January 20, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108049/expression-and-localization-of-guanine-nucleotide-binding-protein-alpha-s-in-the-testis-and-epididymis-of-rams-at-different-developmental-stages
#20
Zhen Li, Jieli Lu, Jia Chen, Quanhai Pang, Ruipeng Nan, Zhiwei Zhu
The guanine nucleotide-binding alpha S subunit (Gαs) is an important element of key signaling pathways, which is widely expressed in mammalian tissues; however, its role in the reproductive system is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the expression and localization of Gαs in the testes and epididymis of rams at different developmental stages using quantitative RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, and western blotting. In 1-, 6-, and 12-month-old rams, the transcription of Gαs-encoding gene (Gnαs) was significantly upregulated in the corpus and cauda epididymis compared to the testes and caput epididymis (P<0...
January 15, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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