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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471436/antiandrogen-treatment-ameliorates-reproductive-and-metabolic-phenotypes-in-the-letrozole-induced-mouse-model-of-pcos
#1
Genevieve E Ryan, Shaddy Malik, Pamela L Mellon
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, is characterized by hyperandrogenism, anovulation, and polycystic ovaries. Although its etiology is unknown, excess androgens are thought to be a critical factor driving the pathology of PCOS. We previously demonstrated that continuous exposure to the aromatase inhibitor letrozole (LET) in mice produces many hallmarks of PCOS, including elevated testosterone (T) and luteinizing hormone (LH), anovulation, and obesity...
February 19, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469650/prenatal-androgen-exposure-causes-hypertension-and-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis
#2
Shermel Sherman, Nadeen Sarsour, Marziyeh Salehi, Allen Schroering, Blair Mell, Bina Joe, Jennifer W Hill
BACKGROUND: Conditions of excess androgen in women, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), often exhibit intergenerational transmission. One way in which the risk for PCOS may be increased in daughters of affected women is through exposure to elevated androgens in utero. Hyperandrogenemic conditions have serious health consequences, including increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Recently, gut dysbiosis has been found to induce hypertension in rats, such that blood pressure can be normalized through fecal microbial transplant...
February 22, 2018: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462985/melatonin-regulates-the-synthesis-of-steroid-hormones-on-male-reproduction-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Kun Yu, Shou-Long Deng, Tie-Cheng Sun, Yuan-Yuan Li, Yi-Xun Liu
Melatonin is a ubiquitous molecule and exhibits different effects in long-day and short-day breeding animals. Testosterone, the main resource of androgens in the testis, is produced by Leydig cells but regulated mainly by cytokine secreted by Sertoli cells. Melatonin acts as a local modulator of the endocrine activity in Leydig cells. In Sertoli cells, melatonin influences cellular proliferation and energy metabolism and, consequently, can regulate steroidogenesis. These suggest melatonin as a key player in the regulation of steroidogenesis...
February 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460468/review-of-the-role-of-leptin-in-the-regulation-of-male-reproductive-function
#4
REVIEW
J Zhang, M Gong
Since discovered in 1994, leptin has been thought to be a pleiotropic hormone that regulates food intake, controls energy balance in the body and influences multiple tissues in the body. Leptin plays an important mediating role in the regulation of neuroendocrine and can transmit the nutritional status signals to the reproductive-related central nervous system. Many studies have shown that leptin may play an important role in the control of reproductive function. Leptin can act on all levels of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and may have local effects on the function of testis and spermatogenesis...
February 20, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452074/differential-control-of-appetitive-and-consummatory-sexual-behavior-by-neuroestrogens-in-male-quail
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REVIEW
Charlotte A Cornil, Gregory F Ball, Jacques Balthazart
Estrogens exert pleiotropic effects on multiple physiological and behavioral traits including sexual behavior. These effects are classically mediated via binding to nuclear receptors and subsequent regulation of target gene transcription. Estrogens also affect neuronal activity and cell-signaling pathways via faster, membrane-initiated events. Although the distinction between appetitive and consummatory aspects of sexual behavior has been criticized, this distinction remains valuable in that it facilitates the causal analysis of certain behavioral systems...
February 13, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447956/pubertal-chlorocholine-chloride-exposure-inhibits-testicular-testosterone-synthesis-by-down-regulating-steroidogenic-enzymes-in-adult-rats
#6
Xiaohong Hou, Dan Huang, Qinghe Meng, Qi Zhang, Lixia Jia, Siqi Wang, Zhiyuan Cheng, Shuang Wu, Lanqin Shang, Jianjun Jiang, Weidong Hao
Chlorocholine chloride (CCC) is widely used to regulate plant growth. Considerable attention has been focused on its reproductive and developmental toxicities. In order to investigate the effects of pubertal CCC exposure on testicular testosterone (T) synthesis, male SD rats were exposed to CCC by oral gavage at doses of 0, 75, 150 and 300 mg/kg bw/day from postnatal day 23 to 70. We observed that pubertal CCC exposure lowered the body weight and the mean Johnsen's score. The percentage of seminiferous tubules with deciduous spermatogenic cells was increased in the 75 and 150 mg/kg bw/day groups...
February 12, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436172/population-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-pk-pd-modeling-of-depot-testosterone-cypionate-in-healthy-male-subjects
#7
Youwei Bi, Paul J Perry, Michael Ellerby, Daryl J Murry
A randomized, double-blind clinical trial was conducted to investigate long-term abuse effects of testosterone cypionate. Thirty-one healthy males were randomized into a dose group of 100, 250 or 500mg/wk and received 14 weekly injections of TC. A PK-PD model was developed to characterize testosterone concentrations and link exposure to change in luteinizing hormone and spermatogenesis following long-term TC administration. A linear one-compartment model best described the concentration-time profile of total testosterone...
February 13, 2018: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435052/simvastatin-in-combination-with-meclofenamic-acid-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells-via-an-akr1c3-mechanism
#8
Yoshitaka Sekine, Hiroshi Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Haruo Kato, Yosuke Furuya, Seiji Arai, Hidekazu Koike, Hiroshi Matsui, Yasuhiro Shibata, Kazuto Ito, Kazuhiro Suzuki
Statins have become of interest in research due to their anticancer effects. However, the exact mechanism of their anticancer properties remains unclear. The authors previously reported that statins decrease intracellular cholesterol levels in androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. In de novo androgen synthesis, cholesterol is the primary material and certain enzymes have important roles. The present study aimed to determine whether simvastatin alters the expression of androgen synthesis-associated enzymes in androgen-independent prostate cancer cells...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425943/chlorinated-insecticides-toxaphene-and-endrin-affect-oxytocin-testosterone-oestradiol-and-prostaglandin-secretion-from-ovarian-and-uterine-cells-as-well-as-myometrial-contractions-in-cow-in%C3%A2-vitro
#9
Michael Hubert Wrobel, Jaroslaw Mlynarczuk
We examined the direct effects of toxaphene and endrin, chlorinated insecticides that are widespread in the environment, on myometrial contractions and on the secretion of hormones involved in regulating these contractions. Granulosa, luteal, endometrial and myometrial cells, and myometrial strips from non-pregnant cows were incubated with both insecticides at environmentally relevant doses. Toxaphene inhibited and endrin stimulated the secretion of testosterone and oestradiol from granulosa cells. Toxaphene also inhibited and endrin stimulated the expression of the mRNA encoding the precursor of oxytocin (OT), as well OT secretion in luteal cell cultures...
February 3, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421333/the-urinary-metabolites-of-dinch%C3%A2-have-an-impact-on-the-activities-of-the-human-nuclear-receptors-er%C3%AE-er%C3%AE-ar-ppar%C3%AE-and-ppar%C3%AE
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Anika Engel, Thorsten Buhrke, Stefanie Kasper, Anne-Cathrin Behr, Albert Braeuning, Sönke Jessel, Albrecht Seidel, Wolfgang Völkel, Alfonso Lampen
DINCH® (di-isononyl cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate) is a non-phthalate plasticizer that has been developed to replace phthalate plasticizers such as DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate) or DINP (di-isononyl phthalate). DINCH® is metabolized to its corresponding monoester and subsequently to oxidized monoester derivatives. These are conjugated to glucuronic acid and subject to urinary excretion. In contrast to DINCH®, there are almost no toxicological data available regarding its primary and secondary metabolites...
February 5, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416526/aldosterone-blocks-rat-stem-leydig-cell-development-in-vitro
#11
Jingwei Zhang, Bisheng Huang, Guanghui Hu, Xiangcheng Zhan, Tiancheng Xie, Saiyang Li, Xiaolu Zhang, Huitao Li, Ren-Shan Ge, Yunfei Xu
Aldosterone (ALDO) is a primary endogenous mineralocorticoid, appearing as the main hormone controlling sodium and water homeostasis. Its emerging role in the development of many organs has gained interest over the past few years. In the testis, Leydig cells contain mineralocorticoid receptors and ALDO stimulates androgen synthesis via the mineralocorticoid receptors in rat adult Leydig cells. Although ALDO pharmacologically promoted the Leydig cell function, its role in Leydig cell development was unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414332/effects-of-mclr-exposure-on-sex-hormone-synthesis-and-reproduction-related-genes-expression-of-testis-in-male-rana-nigromaculata
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Xiuying Jia, Zhengquan Liu, Xiangjun Lu, Juan Tang, Yingzhu Wu, Qiongxia Du, Jianbo He, Xinyun Zhang, Jinxiao Jiang, Wenli Liu, Yuqing Zheng, Ying Ding, Weiqin Zhu, Hangjun Zhang
Microcystin-leucine-arginine (MCLR) is the most popular and toxic variant among microcystins, which can cause severe reproductive toxicity to animals. However, the mechanisms of reproductive toxicity induced by MCLR in amphibians are still not entirely clear. In the current study, toxicity mechanisms of MCLR on the reproductive system of male Rana nigromaculata followed by low concentration (0, 0.1, 1, and 10 μg/L) and short-term (0, 7, and 14 days) MCLR exposure were shown. It was observed that MCLR could be bioaccumulated in the testes of male frogs, and the theoretical bioaccumulation factor values were 0...
February 1, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408990/leydig-cell-genes-change-their-expression-and-association-with-polysomes-in-a-stage-specific-manner-in-the-adult-mouse-testis
#13
Estela J Jauregui, Debra Mitchell, Savanna M Garza, Traci Topping, Cathryn A Hogarth, Michael D Griswold
Spermatogenesis in mammals occurs in a very highly organized manner within the seminiferous epithelium regulated by different cell types in the testis. Testosterone produced by Leydig cells regulates blood-testis barrier formation, meiosis, spermiogenesis, and spermiation. However, it is unknown whether Leydig cell function changes with the different stages of the seminiferous epithelium. This study utilized the WIN 18,446 and retinoic acid (RA) treatment regime combined with the RiboTag mouse methodology to synchronize male germ cell development and allow for the in vivo mapping of the Leydig cell translatome across the different stages of one cycle of the seminiferous epithelium...
February 2, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407461/co-localization-patterns-of-neurotensin-receptor-1-and-tyrosine-hydroxylase-in-brain-regions-involved-in-motivation-and-social-behavior-in-male-european-starlings
#14
Devin P Merullo, Jeremy A Spool, Changjiu Zhao, Lauren V Riters
Animals communicate in distinct social contexts to convey information specific to those contexts, such as sexual or agonistic motivation. In seasonally-breeding male songbirds, seasonal changes in day length and increases in testosterone stimulate sexually-motivated song directed at females for courtship and reproduction. Dopamine and testosterone may act in the same brain regions to stimulate sexually-motivated singing. The neuropeptide neurotensin, acting at the neurotensin receptor 1 (NTR1), can strongly influence dopamine transmission...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401623/hydroxysteroid-17%C3%AE-dehydrogenase-1-expressed-by-sertoli-cells-contributes-to-steroid-synthesis-and-is-required-for-male-fertility
#15
Janne Hakkarainen, Fu-Ping Zhang, Heli Jokela, Artur Mayerhofer, Rüdiger Behr, Sheyla Cisneros-Montalvo, Mirja Nurmio, Jorma Toppari, Claes Ohlsson, Noora Kotaja, Petra Sipilä, Matti Poutanen
The pituitary gonadotrophins and testosterone are the main hormonal regulators of spermatogenesis, but estradiol is also known to play a role in the process. The hormonal responses in the testis are partially mediated by somatic Sertoli cells that provide nutritional and physical support for differentiating male germ cells. Hydroxysteroid (17β) dehydrogenase 1 (HSD17B1) is a steroidogenic enzyme that especially catalyzes the conversion of low potent 17keto-steroids to highly potent 17beta-hydroxysteroids. In this study, we show that Hsd17b1 is highly expressed in Sertoli cells of fetal and newborn mice, and HSD17B1 knockout males present with disrupted spermatogenesis with major defects, particularly in the head shape of elongating spermatids...
January 24, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399088/protective-effects-of-new-wenshen-shengjing-decoction-on-cyclosporine-induced-impairment-of-testosterone-synthesis-and-spermatogenic-apoptosis
#16
Xiaoyan Pan, Xiyan Wang, Xuenan Wang, Wansheng Zhang, Zhanxuan Sun, Xuanxuan Liang, Xue Zhang, Wenjun Li, Zhixin Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential protective effects of new Wenshen Shengjing Decoction (new WSSJD; including Cornu Cervi Nippon Parvum, Panax ginseng, Cynomorium songaricum, Cistanche deserticola, Radix Astragali, Epimedium brevicornum and Angelica sinensis) on cyclosporine-induced impairment of testosterone synthesis and spermatogenic apoptosis in mice. A total of 90 adult male Kunming mice were divided into the following 6 groups: Control (no intervention), dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO; received only DMSO), cyclosporine A (CsA), clomifene citrate (CC; CsA + CC, 15 mg/kg/day), WSSJD (CsA + WSSJD, crude drug 12 g/kg/day) and new WSSJD (CsA + new WSSJD, crude drug 12 g/kg/day)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369461/modulation-of-akr1c2-by-curcumin-decreases-testosterone-production-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Hisamitsu Ide, Yan Lu, Takahiro Noguchi, Satoru Muto, Hiroshi Okada, Suguru Kawato, Shigeo Horie
Intratumoral androgen biosynthesis has been recognized as an essential factor of castration resistant prostate cancer. The present study investigated the effects of curcumin on the inhibition of intracrine androgen synthesis in prostate cancer. Human prostate cancer cell lines, LNCaP and 22Rv1 cells were incubated with or without curcumin after which cell proliferation was measured at 0 h, 24 h, 48 h, and 72 h, respectively. Prostate tissues from the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) model were obtained after 1-month oral administration of 200 mg/kg/day curcumin...
January 25, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363158/a-possible-direct-action-of-oxytocin-on-spermatogenesis-and-steroidogenesis-in-pre-pubertal-mouse
#18
S Anjum, A Anuradha, A Krishna
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of in vivo and in vitro treatments of oxytocin (OT) on the testis of pre-pubertal mice. The OT treatment produced significant changes in the spermatogenic and steroidogenic activity by increasing expression of OT-receptor in the testis of pre-pubertal mice. Treatment with OT showed increased proliferation of germ cells as indicated by increased number of spermatocytes and round spermatids. Dose-dependent increase in expression of PCNA, Bcl-2 and AR proteins was observed in the testis of OT-treated mice as compared with the control and further supports the role of OT in germ cell proliferation and survival...
January 23, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309588/transmembrane-bax-inhibitor-motif-6-tmbim6-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-testicular-toxicity
#19
Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Raj Kumar Yadav, Kashi Raj Bhattarai, Han-Wool Jung, Hyung-Ryong Kim, Han-Jung Chae
STUDY QUESTION: Is the Transmembrane BAX Inhibitor Motif-6 (TMBIM6) involved in the molecular mechanism by which cisplatin causes reproductive toxicity? SUMMARY ANSWER: TMBIM6 protects against cisplatin-induced testicular toxicity through up-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1),-which maintains the levels of steroidogenic enzymes by decreaseing oxidative stress in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Testosterone production is highly suppressed as a main complication of cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum) anticancer therapy...
January 4, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305667/a-pilot-study-comparing-the-metabolic-profiles-of-elite-level-athletes-from-different-sporting-disciplines
#20
Fatima Al-Khelaifi, Ilhame Diboun, Francesco Donati, Francesco Botrè, Mohammed Alsayrafi, Costas Georgakopoulos, Karsten Suhre, Noha A Yousri, Mohamed A Elrayess
BACKGROUND: The outstanding performance of an elite athlete might be associated with changes in their blood metabolic profile. The aims of this study were to compare the blood metabolic profiles between moderate- and high-power and endurance elite athletes and to identify the potential metabolic pathways underlying these differences. METHODS: Metabolic profiling of serum samples from 191 elite athletes from different sports disciplines (121 high- and 70 moderate-endurance athletes, including 44 high- and 144 moderate-power athletes), who participated in national or international sports events and tested negative for doping abuse at anti-doping laboratories, was performed using non-targeted metabolomics-based mass spectroscopy combined with ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography...
January 5, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
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