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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158510/construction-of-developmental-lineage-relationships-in-the-mouse-mammary-gland-by-single-cell-rna-profiling
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Bhupinder Pal, Yunshun Chen, François Vaillant, Paul Jamieson, Lavinia Gordon, Anne C Rios, Stephen Wilcox, Naiyang Fu, Kevin He Liu, Felicity C Jackling, Melissa J Davis, Geoffrey J Lindeman, Gordon K Smyth, Jane E Visvader
The mammary epithelium comprises two primary cellular lineages, but the degree of heterogeneity within these compartments and their lineage relationships during development remain an open question. Here we report single-cell RNA profiling of mouse mammary epithelial cells spanning four developmental stages in the post-natal gland. Notably, the epithelium undergoes a large-scale shift in gene expression from a relatively homogeneous basal-like program in pre-puberty to distinct lineage-restricted programs in puberty...
November 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155118/patterns-of-neuroendocrine-coupling-in-9-year-old-children-effects-of-sex-body-mass-index-and-life-stress
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Sarah R Black, Matthew D Lerner, Elizabeth A Shirtcliff, Daniel N Klein
Previous investigations have explored stress and pubertal hormones in parallel; it has been a recent development, however, to explore the relationships between different hormones during puberty, and how this hormonal cross-talk may be influenced by the environment. The current study investigated neuroendocrine coupling, or the extent to which hormones are correlated within the individual, and also investigated early life stressors that may influence coupling. Participants were 405 adrenarcheal children (mean Tanner stage=1...
November 16, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153058/induction-of-the-lh-surge-in-premenarchal-girls-confirms-early-maturation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian-axis
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Polina Rovner, Julia Keltz, Amanda Allshouse, Barbara Isaac, Cheryl Hickmon, Jennifer Lesh, Justin Chosich, Nanette Santoro
PURPOSE: To determine whether premenarchal girls exhibit positive estradiol feedback similar to regularly cycling adult women when given exogenous estradiol. METHODS: This was a prospective clinical cohort study at 2 institutions. Nine girls and 6 women received a 7-day course of transdermal estradiol designed to produce physiologic, mid-cycle circulating estradiol levels. Participants collected daily morning urine for luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol metabolites (E1c), and progesterone metabolites (Pdg), corrected for creatinine...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143410/early-contributions-to-infants-mental-rotation-abilities
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Mihaela Constantinescu, David S Moore, Scott P Johnson, Melissa Hines
Some cognitive abilities exhibit reliable gender differences, with females outperforming males in specific aspects of verbal ability, and males showing an advantage on certain spatial tasks. Among these cognitive gender differences, differences in mental rotation are the most robust, and appear to be present even in infants. A large body of animal research suggests that gonadal hormones, particularly testosterone, during early development could contribute to this gender difference in mental rotation. Also, substantial evidence supports an influence of socialization on mental rotation performance...
November 15, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141178/peri-conception-and-first-trimester-diet-modifies-reproductive-development-in-bulls
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K J Copping, M D Ruiz-Diaz, C S Rutland, N P Mongan, M J Callaghan, I C McMillen, R J Rodgers, V E A Perry
Nutritional perturbation during gestation alters male reproductive development in rodents and sheep. In cattle both the developmental trajectory of the feto-placental unit and its response to dietary perturbations is dissimilar to that of these species. This study examined the effects of dietary protein perturbation during the peri-conception and first trimester periods upon reproductive development in bulls. Nulliparous heifers (n=360) were individually fed a high- or low-protein diet (HPeri and LPeri) from 60 days before conception...
November 16, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140420/growth-trajectories-breast-size-and-breast-tissue-composition-in-a-british-pre-birth-cohort-of-young-women
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Rachel Denholm, Bianca De Stavola, John H Hipwell, Simon J Doran, Marta C Busana, Martin O Leach, David J Hawkes, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva
Mammographic % density, the proportion of fibroglandular tissue in the breast, is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, but its determinants in young women are unknown. We examined associations between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) breast-tissue composition at age 21 years and prospectively-collected measures of body size and composition from birth to early adulthood, and markers of puberty (all standardized), in a sample of 500 nulliparous women from a pre-birth cohort of children born in Avon, England, in 1991-1992 and followed up to 2011-2014...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131362/sex-discordance-identification-following-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
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Ebony J Richardson, Fergus P Scott, Andrew C McLennan
OBJECTIVE: To characterize genotype-phenotype discordance identified in the routine clinical setting, and explore the associated diagnostic and counseling challenges. METHOD: Cases were derived from a cohort of pregnant women who attended a multi-site specialist prenatal screening and ultrasound service for non-invasive prenatal testing by cell-free DNA analysis and mid-trimester fetal morphology assessment. RESULTS: Seven cases of genotype-phenotype discordance were identified from a cohort of 12,919 women between June 2013 - March 2017 (incidence 1/1845 pregnancies)...
November 13, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131093/metformin-for-rapidly-maturing-girls-with-central-adiposity-less-liver-fat-and-slower-bone-maturation
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Francis de Zegher, Cristina García Beltrán, Abel López-Bermejo, Lourdes Ibáñez
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Girls with low-birth weight (LBW) and postnatal weight catch-up tend to develop visceral and hepatic fat excess, which may be accompanied by an upregulated adrenarche with precocious pubarche (PP) and by a rapidly progressive puberty with early menarche and shorter stature. A pilot study suggested that metformin treatment for 4 years reduces central adiposity in LBW-PP girls and normalizes puberty and adult height. In this cohort, we studied the relationship between metformin treatment, bone maturation, and body composition...
November 7, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125519/advanced-skeletal-maturity-in-children-and-adolescents-with-myelomeningocele
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Ronald Roiz, Nicole M Mueske, Alexander Van Speybroeck, Deirdre D Ryan, Vicente Gilsanz, Tishya A L Wren
PURPOSE: Atypical skeletal development is common in youth with myelomeningocele (MM), though the underlying reasons have not been fully elucidated. This study assessed skeletal maturity in children and adolescents with MM and examined the effects of sex, age, sexual development, ethnicity, anthropometrics and shunt status. METHODS: Forty-three males and 35 females with MM, 6-16 years old, underwent hand radiographs for bone age determination. The difference between bone age and chronological age was evaluated using Wilcoxon sign rank tests...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118296/mismatch-between-fetal-sexing-and-birth-phenotype-a%C3%A2-case-of-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Keisuke Yoshii, Yasuhiro Naiki, Yumiko Terada, Maki Fukami, Reiko Horikawa
With advancing maternal age, the number of prenatal genetic tests is increasing in many countries. Prenatal genetic tests, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and non-invasive prenatal testing, can disclose fetal chromosomal sex, although these tests were originally designed to prenatally diagnose chromosomal aneuploidies, such as trisomy 21, 18 and 13. Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by an androgen receptor dysfunction leading to hormone resistance...
November 9, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112888/age-of-pubertal-onset-and-2nd-to-4th-digit-ratios-preliminary-findings
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Diane C Gooding, Blake H Chambers
BACKGROUND: The second to fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a marker of prenatal sex hormone exposure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relation between digit ratio and age of pubertal onset. METHODS: Participants were 321 men and 202 women aged between 18 and 28 at the time of assessment who self-reported their onset of puberty (i.e., age at first conscious ejaculation or menarche). Participants' right and left digit lengths were measured from hand scans...
November 4, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108060/effect-of-dried-distiller-s-grains-plus-solubles-in-postpartum-diets-of-beef-cows-on-reproductive-performance-of-dam-and-heifer-progeny
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E G Taylor, R P Lemenager, V Fellner, K R Stewart
Forty-eight primiparous and multiparous cows were fed a silage-based total mixed ration (TMR; CON), a TMR with 2.5 kg/d DM dried distiller's grains plus solubles (DDGS; MID), or a TMR with 4.7 kg/d DM DDGS (HIGH) from 8.5 ± 4 to 116 ± 4 d postpartum (DPP). All diets were formulated to be isocaloric for a postpartum ADG targeted at 0.22 kg, whereas CP exceeded requirements in both diets containing DDGS. Blood samples were collected from dams at 7- and 21-d intervals for progesterone concentration (resumption of cyclicity) and plasma urea nitrogen, respectively...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101351/programmed-cell-senescence-in-skeleton-during-late-puberty
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Changjun Li, Yu Chai, Lei Wang, Bo Gao, Hao Chen, Peisong Gao, Feng-Quan Zhou, Xianghang Luo, Janet L Crane, Bin Yu, Xu Cao, Mei Wan
Mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSPCs) undergo rapid self-renewal and differentiation, contributing to fast skeletal growth during childhood and puberty. It remains unclear whether these cells change their properties during late puberty to young adulthood, when bone growth and accrual decelerate. Here we show that MSPCs in primary spongiosa of long bone in mice at late puberty undergo normal programmed senescence, characterized by loss of nestin expression. MSPC senescence is epigenetically controlled by the polycomb histone methyltransferase enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) and its trimethylation of histone H3 on Lysine 27 (H3K27me3) mark...
November 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094886/puberty-early-and-delayed
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November 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094880/disorders-of-puberty-an-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
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David A Klein, Jill E Emerick, Jillian E Sylvester, Karen S Vogt
Disorders of puberty can profoundly impact physical and psychosocial well-being. Precocious puberty is pubertal onset before eight years of age in girls and before nine years of age in boys. Patients with early isolated pubertal changes, prepubertal linear growth, and no worrisome neurologic symptoms typically have a benign pattern of development and should be monitored in the appropriate clinical context. Among patients with true precocious puberty, or full activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, most girls have an idiopathic etiology, whereas it is commonly due to identifiable pathology on imaging in boys...
November 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093685/bipolar-spectrum-disorders-in-male-youth-the-interplay-between-symptom-severity-inflammation-steroid-secretion-and-body-composition
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REVIEW
Andreas Walther, Marlene Penz, Daniela Ijacic, Timothy R Rice
The morbidity and societal burden of youth bipolar spectrum disorders (BSD) are high. These disorders are multisystemic in that adult populations there are clear interactions with inflammatory processes and steroidal physiological systems. There are much less data concerning these areas of study in youth populations with BSD. This is surprising given the association of youth-onset BSD with puberty and its associated physiological changes. In this mini-review, we overview the theoretical role of inflammatory processes and steroidal physiological systems in youth BSD, describe the greater literature in adult populations, detail the literature in youth populations when available, and overview current proposed molecular mechanistic pathways and interaction effects based on the available data...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092900/markers-of-pubertal-timing-and-leisure-time-physical-activity-from-ages-36-to-68-years-findings-from-a-british-birth-cohort
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Ahmed Elhakeem, Rachel Cooper, David Bann, Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to examine associations between markers of pubertal timing and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) from ages 36 to 68 years in men and women from the Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. STUDY DESIGN: Pubertal timing was ascertained by physicians at age 14-15 years. Boys were grouped, based on their secondary sexual characteristics, as prepubescent, in early-stage puberty, advanced stage puberty or fully mature at age 14-15 years...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091568/ace-inhibitors-and-statins-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M Loredana Marcovecchio, Scott T Chiesa, Simon Bond, Denis Daneman, Sarah Dawson, Kim C Donaghue, Timothy W Jones, Farid H Mahmud, Sally M Marshall, H Andrew W Neil, R Neil Dalton, John Deanfield, David B Dunger
BACKGROUND: Among adolescents with type 1 diabetes, rapid increases in albumin excretion during puberty precede the development of microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria, long-term risk factors for renal and cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that adolescents with high levels of albumin excretion might benefit from angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and statins, drugs that have not been fully evaluated in adolescents. METHODS: We screened 4407 adolescents with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 10 and 16 years of age and identified 1287 with values in the upper third of the albumin-to-creatinine ratios; 443 were randomly assigned in a placebo-controlled trial of an ACE inhibitor and a statin with the use of a 2-by-2 factorial design minimizing differences in baseline characteristics such as age, sex, and duration of diabetes...
November 2, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090468/clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-early-onset-becker-s-nevus-in-korean-children-and-adolescents
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Young J Kim, Mi R Roh, Ji H Lee, Jung I Na, Joo Y Ko, Joon M Jung, Jong H Lee, Sung E Chang
BACKGROUND: Becker's nevus (BN) presents as a hairy patch or plaque with or without proliferation of the dermal smooth muscles. BN has been described as acquired as found in a similar entity, congenital smooth muscle hamartoma (CSMH). This study was aimed at evaluating the clinicopathological aspects of BN in Korean cases in differential diagnosis with CSMH. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 103 patients histopathologically diagnosed as having BN or CSMH...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089407/growth-and-final-height-among-children-with-phenylketonuria
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Alena G Thiele, Ruth Gausche, Cornelia Lindenberg, Christoph Beger, Maria Arelin, Carmen Rohde, Ulrike Mütze, Johannes F Weigel, Klaus Mohnike, Christoph Baerwald, Markus Scholz, Wieland Kiess, Roland Pfäffle, Skadi Beblo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Growth is an important criterion to evaluate health in childhood and adolescence, especially in patients depending on special dietary treatment. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is the most common inherited disease of amino acid metabolism. Patients with PKU depend on a special phenylalanine-restricted diet, low in natural protein. The study aimed to evaluate growth, growth rate, and target height in 224 patients with PKU. METHODS: Retrospective, longitudinal analysis of standardized, yearly measurements of height, weight, and calculated growth rate (SD score [SDS]) of patients with PKU aged 0 to 18 years were conducted by using the national computerized CrescNet database...
November 2017: Pediatrics
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