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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938749/the-testicular-transcriptome-associated-with-spermatogonia-differentiation-initiated-by-gonadotrophin-stimulation-in-the-juvenile-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta
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Suresh Ramaswamy, William H Walker, Paula Aliberti, Rahil Sethi, Gary R Marshall, Alyxzandria Smith, Seyedmehdi Nourashrafeddin, Alicia Belgorosky, Uma R Chandran, Mark P Hedger, Tony M Plant
STUDY QUESTION: What is the genetic landscape within the testis of the juvenile rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) that underlies the decision of undifferentiated spermatogonia to commit to a pathway of differentiation when puberty is induced prematurely by exogenous LH and FSH stimulation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Forty-eight hours of gonadotrophin stimulation of the juvenile monkey testis resulted in the appearance of differentiating B spermatogonia and the emergence of 1362 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated testicular mRNAs encoding a complex network of proteins ranging from enzymes regulating Leydig cell steroidogenesis to membrane receptors, and from juxtacrine and paracrine factors to transcriptional factors governing spermatogonial stem cell fate...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938480/dysregulation-of-the-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-system-by-steroids-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Alice Pierre, Joëlle Taieb, Frank Giton, Michaël Grynberg, Salma Touleimat, Hady El Hachem, Renato Fanchin, Danielle Monniaux, Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji, Nathalie di Clemente, Chrystèle Racine
Context: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and AMH type II receptor (AMHR2) are overexpressed in granulosa cells (GCs) from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of female infertility. Objective: The aim of the study was to compare the regulation of the AMH/AMHR2 system by 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) and estradiol (E2) in GCs from control and PCOS women. Design, Setting, Patients: Experiments were performed on follicular fluids (FF) and GCs from women undergoing in vitro fertilization...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935589/early-postnatal-exposure-to-endosulfan-interferes-with-the-normal-development-of-the-male-rat-mammary-gland
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Gabriela A Altamirano, Melisa B Delconte, Ayelen L Gomez, Ramiro Alarcón, Verónica L Bosquiazzo, Enrique H Luque, Mónica Muñoz-de-Toro, Laura Kass
Our aim was to evaluate whether postnatal exposure to endosulfan (ENDO) modifies mammary gland (MG) development in pre- and post-pubertal male rats. From postnatal day 1 (PND1) to PND7, male rats were injected subcutaneously every 48h with either corn oil (vehicle) or 600μg ENDO/kg.bw. On PND21 and PND60, MG and blood samples were collected. Estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) serum levels, MG histology, collagen fiber organization, proliferation index, and estrogen (ESR1) and androgen receptor (AR) expressions were evaluated...
September 18, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935580/higher-growth-rate-and-gene-expression-in-male-zebra-finch-embryos-are-independent-of-manipulation-of-maternal-steroids-in-the-eggs
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Dorota Lutyk, Makhsud Tagirov, Szymon Drobniak, Joanna Rutkowska
Sexual dimorphism in prenatal development is widespread among vertebrates, including birds. Its mechanism remains unclear, although it has been attributed to the effect of maternal steroid hormones. The aim of this study was to investigate how increased levels of steroid hormones in the eggs influence early embryonic development of male and female offspring. We also asked whether maternal hormones take part in the control of sex-specific expression of the genes involved in prenatal development. We experimentally manipulated hormones' concentrations in the egg yolk by injecting zebra finch females prior to ovulation with testosterone or corticosterone...
September 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934723/neural-mechanisms-underlying-the-disruption-of-male-courtship-behavior-by-adult-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-in-mice
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Carlos Dombret, Daphné Capela, Kevin Poissenot, Caroline Parmentier, Emma Bergsten, Cédric Pionneau, Solenne Chardonnet, Hélène Hardin-Pouzet, Valérie Grange-Messent, Matthieu Keller, Isabelle Franceschini, Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja
BACKGROUND: Courtship behavior plays a critical role in attracting females and reproduction success. However, the effects of exposure to a ubiquitous contaminant di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) on these behaviors and, in particular, on courtship vocalizations have not been examined. OBJECTIVE: The effects of adult exposure to DEHP on courtship and mating behaviors and gonadotropic axis and neural mechanisms involved in DEHP-induced effects were analyzed in male mice...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928807/effects-of-low-dose-of-bisphenol-a-on-the-proliferation-and-mechanism-of-primary-cultured-prostate-epithelial-cells-in-rodents
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Dongyan Huang, Jianhui Wu, Xin Su, Han Yan, Zuyue Sun
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disruptor compound (EDC) that aggravates testosterone-induced benign prostate hyperplasia by increasing the relative weight of the ventral and dorsolateral prostate in rats. This phenomenon is primarily attributed to the exogenous estrogen effect of BPA. However, the direct effect of BPA on prostate cells has not been characterized. The present study investigated the proliferative effect and possible mechanisms of action of BPA on the prostatic epithelium of rats...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924064/circulating-steroid-hormone-variations-throughout-different-stages-of-prostate-cancer
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Gido Snaterse, Jenny A Visser, Wiebke Arlt, Johannes Hofland
Steroid hormones play a central role in the maintenance and progression of prostate cancer. The androgen receptor is the primary driver of tumor cell proliferation and is activated by the androgens testosterone and 5α-dihydrotestosterone. Inhibition of this pathway through medical or surgical castration improves survival in the majority of advanced prostate cancer patients. However, conversion of adrenal androgen precursors and alternative steroidogenic pathways have been found to contribute to tumor progression and resistance to treatment...
September 18, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919491/potential-involvement-of-fgf10-fgfr2-and-androgen-receptor-ar-in-renal-fibrosis-in-adult-male-rat-offspring-subjected-to-prenatal-exposure-to-di-n-butyl-phthalate-dbp
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Wen-Lan Sun, Yi-Ping Zhu, Xiu-Shi Ni, Da-Dao Jing, Yu-Ting Yao, Wei Ding, Zhi-Hong Liu, Guo-Xian Ding, Jun-Tao Jiang
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that maternal exposure to di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) induces dysplasia of the kidney in newborn male offspring and renal fibrosis in adults. But the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Fgf10/Fgfr2 and androgen receptor (AR) are known to be important for renal development. We therefore investigated whether these genes are involved in DBP-induced renal fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Sprague-Dawley rats and rat renal proximal tubular cells (NRK52E), we determined the potential involvement of Fgf10, Fgfr2 and AR in DBP-induced renal fibrosis...
September 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919453/testosterone-promotes-anxiolytic-like-behavior-in-gonadectomized-male-rats-via-blockade-of-the-5-ht1a-receptors
#9
Julia Fedotova, Lucian Hritcu
This study was designed to examine an anxiety-like behavior in the adult gonadectomized (GDX) male rats subjected to testosterone propionate (TP) treatment alone or in combination with 8-OH-DPAT, a 5-HT1A receptor agonist, or with NAN-190, 5-HT1A receptor antagonist. Two weeks after gonadectomy, GDX rats were subjected by treatments with the solvent, TP (0.5 mg/kg, s.c.), 8-OH-DPAT (0.05 mg/kg, s.c.), NAN-190 (0.1 mg/kg, i.p.), TP in combination with 8-OH-DPAT or NAN-190 during 14 days. Anxiety behavior was assessed in the elevated plus maze (EPM) and the open field test (OFT)...
September 14, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919451/biphasic-modulation-of-neuro-and-interrenal-steroidogenesis-in-juvenile-african-sharptooth-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-exposed-to-waterborne-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate
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Augustine Arukwe, Oju R Ibor, Aina O Adeogun
Receptor (i.e genomic) and non-receptor (or non-genomic) effects of endocrine toxicology have received limited or almost non-existent attention for tropical species and regions. In the present study, we have studied the effects of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) on neuro- and interrenal steroidogenesis of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) using molecular, immunochemical and physiological approaches. Juvenile fish (mean weight and length: 5.6 ± 0.6g and 8.2 ± 1.2 cm, respectively), were randomly distributed into ten 120 L rectangular glass tanks containing 60 L of dechlorinated tap water, at 50 fish per exposure group...
September 14, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919450/seasonal-expression-of-p450c17-and-5%C3%AE-reductase-2-in-the-scented-gland-of-male-muskrats-ondatra-zibethicus
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Wentao Han, Wenqian Xie, Yan Zhang, Fengwei Zhang, Haolin Zhang, Yingying Han, Zhengrong Yuan, Qiang Weng
Cytochrome P450 17A1 (P450c17) is the key enzyme required for the production of androgenic sex steroids by converting progestogens to androgens. 5α-reductases are enzymes that convert testosterone (T) to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which has a greater affinity for androgen receptors (AR) and stronger action than T. Our previous studies revealed that the scented glands of male muskrats expressed AR during the breeding and nonbreeding seasons. To further seek evidence of the activities of androgens in scented glands, the expression patterns of P450c17 and 5α-reductase 2 were investigated in the scented glands of male muskrats during the breeding and nonbreeding seasons...
September 14, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914204/a-review-on-the-effects-of-testosterone-supplementation-in-hypogonadal-men-with-cognitive-impairment
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Mohamad Nur Vaizura, Soelaiman Ima-Nirwana, Kok-Yong Chin
Cognitive function and testosterone level of men decline concurrently with aging. Low testosterone levels are associated with higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment in men. There are continuous debates on whether this relationship is casual or causal. This paper aims to summarize the current evidence on the association between testosterone level and cognitive function in elderly men. The presence of testosterone, androgen receptor and its responsive genes hint that testosterone has biological functions in the central nervous system...
September 13, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912255/sex-hormones-and-the-development-of-sexual-size-dimorphism-dihydrotestosterone-inhibits-growth-in-a-female-larger-lizard-sceloporus-undulatus
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Nicholas B Pollock, Stephanie Feigin, Marko Drazenovic, Henry B John-Alder
Sexual differences in adult body size (sexual size dimorphism; SSD) and color (sexual dichromatism) are widespread, and both male- and female-biased dimorphisms are observed even among closely related species. A growing body of evidence indicates testosterone (T) can regulate growth, thus the development of SSD, and sexual dichromatism. However, the mechanism(s) underlying these effects are conjectural, including possible conversions of T to estradiol (E2) or 5 α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In the present study, we hypothesized that effects of T are physiological responses mediated by androgen receptors, and we tested two specific predictions: 1) that DHT would mimic effects of T by inhibiting growth and enhancing coloration, and 2) that removal of endogenous T via surgical castration would stimulate growth...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911172/androgens-mediate-sex-dependent-gonadotropin-expression-during-late-prenatal-development-in-the-mouse
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Michael J Kreisman, Christopher I Song, Kathleen Yip, Bryony V Natale, David R Natale, Kellie M Breen
Central organization of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is initiated during fetal life. At this critical time, gonadal hormones mediate sex-specific development of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, which then dictates reproductive physiology and behavior in adulthood. Although studies have investigated the effects of prenatal androgens on central factors influencing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release, the impact of fetal androgens on gonadotrope function has been overlooked. In the current study, we demonstrated that gonadotropin gene expression and protein production were robustly elevated in female mice compared with males during late fetal development and that this sex difference was dependent on fetal androgens...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910742/nonsteroidal-mycotoxin-alternariol-is-a-full-androgen-agonist-in-the-yeast-reporter-androgen-bioassay
#15
Sylwia Stypuła-Trębas, Maria Minta, Lidia Radko, Piotr Jedziniak, Andrzej Posyniak
Alternariol (AOH) is a toxic metabolite of phytopathogenic fungi of the Alternaria spp. and important contaminant of agricultural commodities. According to the recent studies, AOH has a potential to modulate the endocrine system of humans and animals. In the view of these reports, our study addressed the effects of AOH on human estrogen receptor (hERα) and androgen receptor (hAR) signaling with the use of the yeast estrogen and androgen reporter bioassays. Our results show that, apart from a weak estrogenic response, AOH induces full androgenic response of the bioassay with the EC50 of 269...
September 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910727/gene-environment-interaction-does-fluoride-influence-the-reproductive-hormones-in-male-farmers-modified-by-er%C3%AE-gene-polymorphisms
#16
Qiang Ma, Hui Huang, Long Sun, Tong Zhou, Jingyuan Zhu, Xuemin Cheng, Lijv Duan, Zhiyuan Li, Liuxin Cui, Yue Ba
The occurrence of endemic fluorosis is derived from high fluoride levels in drinking water and industrial fumes or dust. Reproductive disruption is also a major harm caused by fluoride exposure besides dental and skeletal lesions. However, few studies focus on the mechanism of fluoride exposure on male reproductive function, especially the possible interaction of fluoride exposure and gene polymorphism on male reproductive hormones. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study in rural areas of Henan province in China to explore the interaction between the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) gene and fluoride exposure on reproductive hormone levels in male farmers living in the endemic fluorosis villages...
September 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901488/the-role-of-fructose%C3%A2-1-6%C3%A2-bisphosphatase-1-in-abnormal-development-of-ovarian-follicles-caused-by-high-testosterone-concentration
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Tao Liu, Han Zhao, Jianfeng Wang, Xin Shu, Yuan Gao, Xiaoli Mu, Fei Gao, Hongbin Liu
The present study aimed to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of the fructose‑1,6‑bisphosphatase 1 (FBP1) signaling pathway within normal follicle development and in hyperandrogenism‑induced abnormal follicle growth. To achieve this, murine primary follicles, granulosa cells (GCs) and theca‑interstitial cells (TICs) were isolated, cultured in vitro and treated with a high concentration of androgens. A concentration of 1x10‑5 mol/l testosterone was considerable to induce hyperandrogenism by MTT assay...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895472/aldo-keto-reductase-akr-1c3-inhibitors-a-patent-review
#18
Trevor M Penning
AKR1C3 is a drug target in hormonal and hormonal independent malignancies and acts as a major peripheral 17β -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase to yield the potent androgens testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, and as a prostaglandin (PG) F synthase to produce proliferative ligands for the PG FP receptor. AKR1C3 inhibitors may have distinct advantages over existing therapeutics for the treatment of castration resistant prostate cancer, breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia. Area Covered: This article reviews the patent literature on AKR1C3 inhibitors using SciFinder which identified inhibitors in the following chemical classes: N-phenylsulfonyl-indoles, N-(benzimidazoylylcarbonyl)- N-(indoylylcarbonyl)- and N-(pyridinepyrrolyl)- piperidines, N-benzimidazoles and N-benzindoles, repurposed nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (indole acetic acids, N-phenylanthranilates and aryl propionic acids), isoquinolines, and nitrogen and sulfur substituted estrenes...
September 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893567/molecular-basis-of-androgen-action-on-human-sexual-desire
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Daniele Santi, Giorgia Spaggiari, Lisa Gilioli, Francesco Potì, Manuela Simoni, Livio Casarini
Reproduction is a fundamental process for the species maintenance and the propagation of genetic information. The energy expenditure for mating is overtaken by motivational stimuli, such as orgasm, finely regulated by steroid hormones, gonadotropins, neurotransmitters and molecules acting in the brain and peripheral organs. These functions are often investigated using animal models and translated to humans, where the androgens action is mediated by nuclear and membrane receptors converging in the regulation of both long-term genomic and rapid non-genomic signals...
September 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882815/childhood-tolerance-of-severe-influenza-a-mortality-analysis-in-mice
#20
Freeman Suber, Lester Kobzik
During the 1918 influenza pandemic, children experienced substantially lower mortality than adults, a striking but unexplained finding. Whether this was due to enhanced resistance (reduced virus load) or better tolerance (reduced impact of infection) has not been defined. We found that prepubertal mice infected with H1N1 influenza virus also showed greater survival than infected pubertal mice, despite similar virus loads. Transcriptome profiling of infected lungs identified estrogen as a regulator of susceptibility in both sexes, and also linked better survival to late expression of IL-1beta...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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