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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329024/toward-developing-recombinant-gonadotropin-based-hormone-therapies-for-increasing-fertility-in-the-flatfish-senegalese-sole
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François Chauvigné, Judith Ollé, Wendy González, Neil Duncan, Ignacio Giménez, Joan Cerdà
Captive flatfishes, such as the Senegalese sole, typically produce very low volumes of sperm. This situation is particularly prevalent in the first generation (F1) of reared sole males, which limits the development of artificial fertilization methods and the implementation of selective breeding programs. In this study, we investigated whether combined treatments with homologous recombinant follicle-stimulating (rFsh) and luteinizing (rLh) hormones, produced in a mammalian host system, could stimulate spermatogenesis and enhance sperm production in Senegalese sole F1 males...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326570/reproductive-disorders-in-female-rats-after-prenatal-exposure-to-betamethasone
#2
Cibele S Borges, Tainá L Pacheco, Marina T Guerra, Aline L Barros, Patricia V Silva, Gabriela Missassi, Katiussia Pinho da Silva, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, André S Pupo, Wilma De G Kempinas
Betamethasone is the drug of choice for antenatal treatment, promoting fetal lung maturation and decreasing mortality. Previous studies in rats reported male programming and alteration in sperm parameters and sexual behavior following intrauterine betamethasone exposure. The impact on the female reproductive development is not known. In this study, rat female offspring was assessed for sexual development, morphophysiology of the reproductive tract and fertility after maternal exposure to 0.1 mg kg(-1) of betamethasone or vehicle on gestational days 12, 13, 18 and 19...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323948/dose-dependent-suppression-of-gonadotropins-and-ovarian-hormones-by-elagolix-in-healthy-premenopausal-women
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Juki Ng, Kristof Chwalisz, David C Carter, Cheri E Klein
Context: Elagolix is a nonpeptide, oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist being developed for sex-hormone dependent diseases in women. Objective: To evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of elagolix. Design, Setting, and Participants: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-ascending dose study in 45 healthy premenopausal women at a research unit. Interventions: Elagolix 150 mg once daily or 100, 200, 300 or 400 mg twice daily or placebo for 21 days...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323945/coordinated-regulation-among-progesterone-prostaglandins-and-egf-like-factors-in-human-ovulatory-follicles
#4
Yohan Choi, Kalin Wilson, Patrick R Hannon, Katherine L Rosewell, Mats Brännström, James W Akin, Thomas E Curry, Misung Jo
CONTEXT: In animal models, the LH surge increases progesterone (P4)/its receptor (PGR), prostaglandins (PTGs), and epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like factors that play essential roles in ovulation. However, little is known about the expression, regulation, and function of these key ovulatory mediators in humans. OBJECTIVES: To determine when and how these key ovulatory mediators are induced after the luteinizing hormone surge in human ovaries. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Timed periovulatory follicles were obtained from cycling women...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323939/tac1-gene-products-regulate-pituitary-hormone-secretion-and-gene-expression-in-prepubertal-grass-carp-pituitary-cells
#5
Guangfu Hu, Mulan He, Wendy K W Ko, Anderson O L Wong
Tachykinin 1 (TAC1) is known to have diverse functions in mammals but similar information is scarce in lower vertebrates including fish species. Using grass carp as a model, the pituitary actions, receptor specificity and post-receptor signaling of TAC1 gene products, namely substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA), were examined. As a first step, TAC1 encoding carp SP and NKA as well as tachykinin receptors NK1R and NK2R were cloned in carp pituitary. Expression studies revealed that the newly cloned receptors were functional and with pharmacological properties similar to mammalian counterparts...
March 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322767/cloning-localization-and-differential-expression-of-neuropeptide-y-during-early-brain-development-and-gonadal-recrudescence-in-the-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
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Cheni-Chery Sudhakumari, Arumugam Anitha, Raju Murugananthkumar, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari, Dharavath Bhasker, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran, Aparna Dutta Gupta
Neuropeptide-Y (NPY) has diverse physiological functions which are extensively studied in vertebrates. However, regulatory role of NPY in relation to brain ontogeny and recrudescence with reference to reproduction is less understood in fish. Present report for the first time evaluated the significance of NPY by transient esiRNA silencing and also analyzed its expression during brain development and gonadal recrudescence in the catfish, Clarias gariepinus. As a first step, full-length cDNA of NPY was cloned from adult catfish brain, which shared high homology with its counterparts from other teleosts upon phylogenetic analysis...
March 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321634/a-preliminary-study-about-the-potential-effects-of-heavy-metals-on-the-human-male-reproductive-parameters-in-hiv-infected-population-in-china
#7
Renyan Li, Letian Zhao, Lianbing Li, Zhiwei Hou, Danyan Zhang, Ling Wan, Li Wei, Yuyou Yang, Jing Lv, Mingfu Ma, Yijian Zhu
Due to the inconsistent effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the human male reproduction in previous studies and the impacts of environmental exposures, such as heavy metals, on male reproduction receiving little attention in HIV-infected population, the aim of present study was to investigate whether heavy metals have potential effects on reproductive parameters in HIV-infected men. The current study assessed the associations between semen quality or serum hormone and concentration of the three heavy metal toxicants (lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn)) in seminal, urine, and serum, and 50 HIV-infected men were recruited in the present study...
March 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318602/metals-hormones-and-sexual-maturation-in-flemish-adolescents-in-three-cross-sectional-studies-2002-2015
#8
Sam De Craemer, Kim Croes, Nicolas van Larebeke, Stefaan De Henauw, Greet Schoeters, Eva Govarts, Ilse Loots, Tim Nawrot, Vera Nelen, Elly Den Hond, Liesbeth Bruckers, Yue Gao, Willy Baeyens
Sex hormone levels and timing of sexual maturation are considered important markers for health status of adolescents in puberty, and previous research suggests they might be influenced by metal exposure. In three campaigns of the Flemish Environment and Health Study (FLEHS I 2002-2006; FLEHS II 2007-2011 and FLEHS III 2012-2015), data were collected on internal exposure to metals (Cd, Cu, Pb, Cr, Mn, Tl, Ni, Sb, Hg, As and As species) and sexual maturation in 2671 14-15years old adolescents. All metals were measured in blood and/or urine, except total- and methylmercury which were measured in hair samples...
March 17, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317066/er%C3%AE-and-gnrh-co-localize-in-the-hypothalamic-neurons-of-the-south-american-plains-vizcacha-lagostomus-maximus-rodentia-caviomorpha
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Pablo Ignacio Felipe Inserra, Santiago Elías Charif, Noelia Paula Di Giorgio, Lucía Saucedo, Alejandro Raúl Schmidt, Nicolas Fraunhoffer, Julia Halperin, María Constanza Gariboldi, Noelia Paola Leopardo, Victoria Lux-Lantos, Candela Rocío Gonzalez, Alfredo Daniel Vitullo, Verónica Berta Dorfman
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is the key regulator of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Estradiol (E2) affects GnRH synthesis and delivery. Hypothalamic estrogen receptors (ER) modulate GnRH expression acting as transcription factors. The South American plains vizcacha, Lagostomus maximus, is able to ovulate up to 800 oocytes per reproductive cycle, and shows continuous folliculogenesis with pre-ovulatory follicle formation and an ovulatory event at mid-gestation. The aim of this work was to analyze the hypothalamic expression of ER in the vizcacha at different gestational time-points, and its relationship with GnRH expression, serum luteinizing hormone (LH) and E2...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316042/serum-level-of-zinc-and-copper-in-sudanese-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#10
Manal E Sharif, Isahg Adam, Mohamed A Ahmed, Duria A Rayis, Hamdan Z Hamdan
The study aimed to evaluate the serum level of zinc and copper in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). A case-control study was conducted at Saad Abualila infertility center (Khartoum, Sudan). The cases were women who had a PCOS based on Rotterdam criteria. The controls were infertile women with no evidence of PCOS. The socio-demographic characteristics and medical history data were gathered using questionnaires. Zinc and copper levels were measured using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. While there was no difference in zinc and copper levels between the two groups (50 women in each arm), mean (SD) of body mass index (BMI) was significantly higher in women with PCOS compared to the controls [28...
March 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315565/heart-rate-variability-in-normal-weight-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#11
Celal Kilit, Türkan Paşalı Kilit
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Obese women with PCOS show altered autonomic modulation. The results of studies investigating cardiac autonomic functions of normal-weight women with PCOS are conflicting. The aim of the study was to assess the reactivity of cardiac sympathovagal balance in normal-weight women with PCOS by heart rate variability analysis. METHODS: We examined the heart rate variability in 60 normal-weight women with PCOS and compared them with that in 60 age-matched healthy women having a similar metabolic profile...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314317/statins-protect-against-acute-rt-related-rectal-toxicity-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-an-observational-prospective-study
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Isabella Palumbo, Fabio Matrone, Giampaolo Montesi, Rita Bellavita, Marco Lupattelli, Simonetta Saldi, Alessandro Frattegiani, Eleonora Arena, Cristina Mariucci, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Vittorio Bini, Cynthia Aristei
AIM: To analyze risk factors for acute rectal toxicity during hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 195 patients received 74.25 Gy in 33 fractions to the prostate and, if involved, to the seminal vescicles (SV). When the risk of SV involvement was >15% according to the Roach's formula, they received 62 Gy in 33 fractions. Overall, 107/195 patients (54.87%) received hormonal therapy (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue, anti-androgen, or both)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306342/nmr-based-plasma-metabolomic-discrimination-for-male-fertility-assessment-of-rats-treated-with-eurycoma-longifolia-extracts
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Forough Ebrahimi, Baharudin Ibrahim, Chin-Hoe Teh, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Kit-Lam Chan
Male infertility is one of the leading causes of infertility which affects many couples worldwide. Semen analysis is a routine examination of male fertility status which is usually performed on semen samples obtained through masturbation that may be inconvenient to patients. Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali, TA), native to Malaysia, has been traditionally used as a remedy to boost male fertility. In our recent studies in rats, upon the administration of high-quassinoid content extracts of TA including TA water (TAW), quassinoid-rich TA (TAQR) extracts, and a low-quassinoid content extract including quassinoid-poor TA (TAQP) extract, sperm count (SC) increased in TAW- and TAQR-treated rats when compared to the TAQP-treated and control groups...
March 17, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300464/serum-visfatin-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Kalliopi Dambala, Dimitrios Vavilis, Eleni Bili, Dimitrios G Goulis, Basil C Tarlatzis
AIM: To evaluate serum concentrations of visfatin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to investigate their possible role as early endothelial markers in PCOS. METHODS: Forty-two women with PCOS and 42 controls, matched for age and weight, were included in the study. Serum concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, total testosterone (tT), Δ4-androstenedione (Δ4A), dehydroepinadrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S), 17-OH-progesterone, sex hormone-binding protein (SHBG), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4), visfatin, VEGF and MMP-9 were measured in all women; free androgen index (FAI) was calculated as well...
March 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299766/increased-level-of-c-kit-in-semen-of-infertile-patients-with-varicocele
#15
Guorong Jin, Jianrong Liu, Qin Qin, Songdan Gao, Fang Zhang, Yuehong Ma, Caiyun Ding, Lina Dong, Haizhen Yin, Yimin Wang
PURPOSE: Varicocele is the most common risk factor for male infertility, however, not all males with varicocele experience infertility. In fact, most patients with varicocele have normal spermatogenesis. The molecular mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility is yet to be completely understood. The aim of this study is to assess the association of a number of fertility regulatory factors on varicocele associated infertility and to throw light on the mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility...
March 16, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299573/mkrn3-levels-in-girls-with-central-precocious-puberty-and-correlation-with-sexual-hormone-levels-a-pilot-study
#16
Anna Grandone, Grazia Cirillo, Marcella Sasso, Carlo Capristo, Gianluca Tornese, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Caterina Luongo, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Adalgisa Festa, Ruggero Coppola, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Laura Perrone
PURPOSE: Recently, mutations of makorin RING-finger protein 3 (MKRN3) have been described in familial central precocious puberty. Serum levels of this protein decline before the pubertal onset in healthy girls and boys. The aim of the study is to investigate MKRN3 circulating levels in patients with central precocious puberty. METHODS: We performed an observational cross-sectional study. We enrolled 17 patients with central precocious puberty aged 7 years (range: 2-8 years) and breast development onset <8 years; 17 prepubertal control age-matched patients aged 6...
March 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286189/safety-and-tolerability-of-a-dried-aqueous-spearmint-extract
#17
Joanne A Lasrado, Kristin M Nieman, Brenda A Fonseca, Kristen D Sanoshy, Arianne L Schild, Kelli A Herrlinger
Spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) and spearmint extracts are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as flavoring in beverages, pharmaceuticals, and confectionaries. Studies of spearmint extracts in humans and animals have reported conflicting results with respect to toxicity. Since the chemical composition of these extracts was not reported and the spearmint source material was different, the relevance of these existing data to evaluating the risks associated with ingestion of a dried aqueous spearmint extract standardized to rosmarinic acid is not clear...
March 7, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285614/effectiveness-of-co-treatment-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-letrozole-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#18
Qian-Wen Ma, Yong Tan
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease that affects gynecological health. Treatment of PCOS remains a big challenge for clinicians. OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis was developed to compare the efficacy of co-treatment with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and letrozole against letrozole monotherapy in the treatment of PCOS. SEARCH STRATEGY: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were electronically retrieved from PubMed, Cochrane Library, China Biomedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wanfang Data; related papers that were not available electronically were manually checked...
March 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279674/effect-of-photoperiod-and-6-methoxybenzoxazolinone-6-mboa-on-the-reproduction-of-male-brandt-s-voles-lasiopodomys-brandtii
#19
Xin Dai, Jia Shi, Mei Han, Ai Qin Wang, Wan Hong Wei, Sheng Mei Yang
Plant secondary metabolite 6-methoxybenzoxazolinone (6-MBOA) has been suggested to stimulate animal reproduction. 6-MBOA is detected in Leymus chinensis, a main diet of Brandt's vole (Lasiopodomys brandtii). We have previously reported a stimulatory effect of 6-MBOA on reproduction of male Brandt's voles under a short-day photoperiod. The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of 6-MBOA on reproductive physiology of male Brandt's voles under a long-day photoperiod and examine if 6-MBOA under this photoperiodic regime altered the reproductive status of male Brandt's voles differently than the short-day photoperiod...
March 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277852/the-treatment-patterns-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-in-japan-including-symptomatic-skeletal-events-and-associated-treatment-and-healthcare-resource-use
#20
Hiroji Uemura, Marco DiBonaventura, Ed Wang, Dianne Athene Ledesma, Kristen Concialdi, Yasuko Aitoku
BACKGROUND: Real-world treatment patterns of bone metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in Japan were examined, focusing on treatment patterns and resource use differences attributed to symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs). METHODS: Urologists (N=176) provided retrospective chart data for patients with mCRPC (N=445) via online surveys. Descriptive analyses and chi-square tests evaluated treatment patterns and their differences by SSE presence; generalized linear mixed models examined healthcare resource utilization differences as a function of SSEs...
March 6, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
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