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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793095/sex-hormones-affect-acute-and-chronic-stress-responses-in-sexually-dimorphic-patterns-consequences-for-depression-models
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Lei Guo, Yi-Xi Chen, Yu-Ting Hu, Xue-Yan Wu, Yang He, Juan-Li Wu, Man-Li Huang, Matthew Mason, Ai-Min Bao
BACKGROUND: Alterations in peripheral sex hormones may play an important role in sex differences in terms of stress responses and mood disorders. It is not yet known whether and how stress-related brain systems and brain sex steroid levels fluctuate in relation to changes in peripheral sex hormone levels, or whether the different sexes show different patterns. We aimed to investigate systematically, in male and female rats, the effect of decreased circulating sex hormone levels following gonadectomy on acute and chronic stress responses, manifested as changes in plasma and hypothalamic sex steroids and hypothalamic stress-related molecules...
May 21, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792919/seeing-the-light-shifting-from-wild-rhizomes-to-extraction-of-active-ingredients-from-above-ground-parts-of-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis
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Xu-Jie Qin, Wei Ni, Chang-Xiang Chen, Hai-Yang Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The dried rhizomes of Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as hemostatic, antitumor, and antimicrobial agents. More than 70 Chinese patent medicines are based on P. polyphylla var. yunnanensis rhizomes. Steroidal saponins are considered as the main active ingredients of these rhizomes. However, wild populations of P. polyphylla var. yunnanensis are greatly threatened due to the illegal wild harvest and over-utilization of the rhizomes...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792900/the-sulfoconjugation-of-androstenone-and-dehydroepiandrosterone-by-human-and-porcine-sulfotransferase-enzymes
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Heidi Laderoute, Christine Bone, E James Squires
Porcine sulfotransferase 2A1 (pSULT2A1) is a key enzyme involved in the testicular and hepatic sulfoconjugation of steroids such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and potentially androstenone. This latter steroid is a major cause of boar taint, which is an unpleasant off-odour and off-flavour in pork from male pigs. Sulfotransferase 2B1 (pSULT2B1) may also be important, although no direct evidence exists for its involvement in sulfoconjugation of steroids. The purpose of this study was to investigate the sulfoconjugation activity of human and porcine sulfotransferases towards DHEA and androstenone...
May 21, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792880/molecular-alterations-during-larval-development-of-haemonchus-contortus-in-vitro-are-under-tight-post-transcriptional-control
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Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Pasi K Korhonen, Ching-Seng Ang, Nicholas A Williamson, Neil D Young, Andreas J Stroehlein, Ross S Hall, Anson V Koehler, Andreas Hofmann, Robin B Gasser
In this study, we explored the molecular alterations in the developmental switch from the L3 to the exsheathed L3 (×L3) and to the L4 stage of Haemonchus contortus in vitro using an integrated transcriptomic, proteomic and bioinformatic approach. Totals of 9,754 mRNAs, 88 microRNAs (miRNAs) and 1,591 proteins were identified, and 6,686 miRNA-mRNA pairs inferred in all larval stages studied. Approximately 16% of transcripts in the combined transcriptome (representing all three larval stages) were expressed as proteins, and there were positive correlations (r = 0...
May 22, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792170/liddle-s-like-syndrome-associated-with-nephrotic-syndrome-secondary-to-membranous-nephropathy-the-first-case-report
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Eriko Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Izaya Nakaya, Karen Kato, Yoshikazu Miyasato, Terumasa Nakagawa, Yutaka Kakizoe, Masashi Mukoyama, Jun Soma
BACKGROUND: Liddle's syndrome is a rare monogenic form of hypertension caused by truncating or missense mutations in the C termini of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) β or γ subunits. Patients with this syndrome present with early onset of hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hyporeninemia and hypoaldosteronism, and a potassium-sparing diuretics (triamterene or amiloride) can drastically improves the disease condition. Although elderly patients having these characteristics were considered to have Liddle's syndrome or Liddle's-like syndrome, no previous report has indicated that Liddle's-like syndrome could be caused by nephrotic syndrome of primary glomerular disease, which is characterized by urinary excretion of > 3 g of protein/day plus edema and hypoalbuminemia, or has explained how the activity function of ENaC could be affected in the setting of high proteinuria...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792169/use-of-synthetic-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
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Bhanu Prasad, Shelley Giebel, Michelle C E McCarron, Nelson Leung
BACKGROUND: Synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has been demonstrated to be effective in patients with membranous nephropathy, minimal change disease and some histological subtypes of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Its clinical impact in patients with IgA nephropathy is currently unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe the clinical use of ACTH in patients with IgA nephropathy. Three female patients (24-44 years) with overt proteinuria received intramuscular (IM) ACTH for varying time periods (8-14 months)...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792103/prolonged-use-of-antibiotics-after-birth-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-in-preterm-infants-with-negative-cultures
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C Fajardo, B Alshaikh, A Harabor
BACKGROUND: Most preterm infants are exposed to a variable duration of antibiotic therapy after birth despite negative cultures. Data is emerging about the risks of prolonged antibiotics. We sought to assess the association between length of initial antibiotic course and neonatal outcomes in a cohort from a single large perinatal centre. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data on all infants with a birth weight of less than 1250 g hospitalized in our NICU in a 4-year window and who had negative blood and CSF cultures in the first 2 days of life...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792048/annals-express-a-novel-high-throughput-assay-for-the-measurement-of-salivary-progesterone-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Lina Schiffer, Joanne Elaine Adaway, Elizabeth S Baranowski, Wiebke Arlt, Brian G Keevil
BACKGROUND: Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) enables specific and sensitive quantification of steroids with a high-throughput. Saliva sampling is advantageous for multi-sample profiling over longer periods of time as it is non-invasive, cheap, can be carried out at home and does not require the attendance of clinical personnel. We developed a rapid LC-MS/MS for the measurement of salivary progesterone, frequently assessed as ovulation marker in patients desiring fertility...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791953/past-and-present-a-review-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-and-recommendations-for-late-preterm-birth-steroids
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C Luke Dixon, Gloria Too, George R Saade, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
Since 1972, the beneficial neonatal effects of antenatal corticosteroids (ACSs) have been repeatedly demonstrated in pregnancies at risk of preterm birth before 34 weeks' gestation. While ACS utilization before 34 weeks has been high since the 1990s, knowledge gaps regarding the risks and benefits of ACS continue to exist. Recent evidence has been published regarding the benefit of ACS in the late preterm period. This review addresses the evidence and knowledge gaps for ACS use before and after 34 weeks' gestation...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791862/hormone-dependent-breast-cancer-targeting-autophagy-and-pi3k-overcomes-exemestane-acquired-resistance
#10
Cristina Amaral, Tiago Vieira Augusto, Elisiário Tavares-da-Silva, Fernanda M F Roleira, Georgina Correia-da-Silva, Natércia Teixeira
The leading cause of cancer death in women around the world is breast cancer. The aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are considered a first-line treatment for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+ ) breast tumors, in postmenopausal women. Exemestane (Exe) is a powerful steroidal AI, however, despite its therapeutic success, Exe-acquired resistance may occur leading to tumor relapse. Our group previously demonstrated that autophagy acts as a pro-survival process in Exe-induced cell death of ER+ sensitive breast cancer cells...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791844/regulation-of-pathogenic-t-helper-17-cell-differentiation-by-steroid-receptor-coactivator-3
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Kentaro Tanaka, Gustavo J Martinez, Xiaowei Yan, Weiwen Long, Kenji Ichiyama, Xinxin Chi, Byung-Seok Kim, Joseph M Reynolds, Yeonseok Chung, Shinya Tanaka, Lan Liao, Yoichi Nakanishi, Akihiko Yoshimura, Pan Zheng, Xiaohu Wang, Qiang Tian, Jianming Xu, Bert W O'Malley, Chen Dong
T helper 17 (Th17) cell development is programmed by the orphan nuclear receptor RORγt, but the underlying mechanism is not well understood. Nuclear receptor-mediated transcriptional activation depends on coactivators. Here, we show that steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3) critically regulates Th17 cell differentiation. Reduced incidence of experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE) associated with decreased Th17 cell generation in vivo was observed in mice with SRC-3 deletion specifically in T cells...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791601/resting-spontaneous-baroreflex-sensitivity-and-cardiac-autonomic-control-in-anabolic-androgenic-steroid-users
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Marcelo R Dos Santos, Ana L C Sayegh, Rafael Armani, Valéria Costa-Hong, Francis R de Souza, Edgar Toschi-Dias, Luiz A Bortolotto, Mauricio Yonamine, Carlos E Negrão, Maria-Janieire N N Alves
OBJECTIVES: Misuse of anabolic androgenic steroids in athletes is a strategy used to enhance strength and skeletal muscle hypertrophy. However, its abuse leads to an imbalance in muscle sympathetic nerve activity, increased vascular resistance, and increased blood pressure. However, the mechanisms underlying these alterations are still unknown. Therefore, we tested whether anabolic androgenic steroids could impair resting baroreflex sensitivity and cardiac sympathovagal control. In addition, we evaluate pulse wave velocity to ascertain the arterial stiffness of large vessels...
May 21, 2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790373/non-clinical-studies-of-progesterone
#13
R Sitruk-Ware
Progesterone is a steroid hormone that is essential for the regulation of reproductive function. Progesterone has been approved for several indications including the treatment of anovulatory menstrual cycles, assisted reproductive technology, contraception during lactation and, when combined with estrogen, for the prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in postmenopausal hormonal therapy. In addition to its role in reproduction, progesterone regulates a number of biologically distinct processes in other tissues, particularly in the nervous system...
May 23, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790356/-non-opioid-analgesics
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Jitka Fricová
Non-opioid analgesics are commonly used to treat mild and moderate acute and chronic pain. They can be used as monotherapy; however, they have greater efficacy in combination with weak and strong opioids. Unlike opioids, long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs does not lead to physical dependence. One of the main disadvantages of the NSA is the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, especially bleeding into the digestive tract. This is increased especially in ulcerative disease and in higher doses, but also in the elderly (over 65 years), also with concomitant administration of corticosteroids, anticoagulants or other NSAIDs...
2018: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790292/failure-of-voriconazole-therapy-due-to-acquired-azole-resistance-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-with-chronic-necrotizing-aspergillosis
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Benoit Pilmis, Dea Garcia-Hermoso, Alexandre Alanio, Emilie Catherinot, Anne Scemla, Vincent Jullien, Stéphane Bretagne, Olivier Lortholary
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) affects lungs and disseminates mostly in patients with neutropenia and/or receiving immunosuppressive and steroid therapies. Despite progress in diagnosis and therapy of IA, it is still characterized by a high mortality rate. Currently, voriconazole is considered as the standard therapy for invasive aspergillosis. Over the recent years, triazole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus isolates have emerged in the environment due to the use of fungicidal agricultural products with the risk of developing IA related to a resistant isolate...
May 22, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790226/comparative-analysis-of-akt-and-the-related-biomarkers-in-uterine-leiomyomas-with-med12-hmga2-and-fh-mutations
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Jia Xie, Julianne Ubango, Yanli Ban, Debabrata Chakravarti, J Julie Kim, Jian-Jun Wei
Uterine leiomyomas (ULM) are histologically and molecularly heterogeneous and clinically they grow at vastly different rates. Several driver gene mutations have been identified in ULM, including MED12 mutations, HMGA2 overexpression, and biallelic FH inactivation. ULM with different driver mutant genes may use different molecular pathways, but currently no clear correlation between gene mutations and growth related pathways has been established. To better define this relationship, we collected ULM with MED12 (n=25), HMGA2 (n=15) and FH (n=27) mutations and examined the sex steroid hormone, cell cycle, and AKT pathway genes by immunohistochemistry...
May 23, 2018: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790104/beneficial-effects-of-antioxidant-furfuryl-palmitate-in-non-pharmacologic-treatments-prescription-emollient-devices-peds-for-atopic-dermatitis-and-related-skin-disorders
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REVIEW
Paolo Daniele Pigatto, Marco Diani
INTRODUCTION: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease; it requires long-term treatments focused on symptomatic relief. Current first-line treatments include moisturizers and topical corticosteroids. Recently, topical antioxidants have been added to moisturizer formulations to alleviate mild-to-moderate AD. The aim of this review was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of furfuryl palmitate, a new antioxidant molecule, and furfuryl derivatives. METHODS: A PubMed/Google Scholar search was conducted using the term "furfuryl palmitate" (and its derivatives, including AR-GG27® ) combined with "skin," "atopic dermatitis," and "atopic eczema...
May 22, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790076/a-case-of-jackhammer-esophagus-caused-by-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-which-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-resulted-in-symptom-improvement
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Shinwa Tanaka, Takashi Toyonaga, Fumiaki Kawara, Daisuke Watanabe, Namiko Hoshi, Hirohumi Abe, Ryusuke Ariyoshi, Yoshiko Ohara, Tsukasa Ishida, Toshitatsu Takao, Yoshinori Morita, Eiji Umegaki
A 73-year-old female with a 6-month history of progressive dysphagia and chest pain was referred to our hospital. She underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which revealed abnormally strong contractions in the distal esophagus. Esophageal biopsy specimens showed massive eosinophil infiltration into the epithelium, and high-resolution manometry (HRM) also demonstrated abnormally strong contractions in the distal esophagus. Based on these results, she was diagnosed with Jackhammer esophagus (JHE) due to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790034/left-atrial-myocardial-dysfunction-after-chronic-abuse-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-a-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-analysis
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Antonello D'Andrea, Juri Radmilovic, Stefano Caselli, Andreina Carbone, Raffaella Scarafile, Simona Sperlongano, Gianpaolo Tocci, Tiziana Formisano, Francesca Martone, Biagio Liccardo, Michele D'Alto, Eduardo Bossone, Maurizio Galderisi, Paolo Golino
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are used by power athletes to improve performance. However, the real effects of the chronic consumption of AAS on cardiovascular structures are subjects of intense debate. To detect by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) underlying left atrial (LA) dysfunction in athletes abusing AAS and assess possible correlation between LA myocardial function and exercise capacity during cardiopulmonary stress test. 65 top-level competitive bodybuilders were selected (45 males), including 35 athletes misusing AAS for at least 5 years (users), 30 anabolic-free bodybuilders (non-users), compared to 40 age- and sex-matched healthy sedentary controls...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789996/prevalence-and-treatment-of-central-hypogonadism-and-hypoandrogenism-in-women-with-hypopituitarism
#20
Catharina Olivius, Kerstin Landin-Wilhelmsen, Daniel S Olsson, Gudmundur Johannsson, Åsa Tivesten
PURPOSE: Women with hypopituitarism have increased morbidity and mortality, and hypogonadism has been suggested to be a contributing mechanism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of central hypogonadism and hypoandrogenism in women with hypopituitarism at a single Swedish center. METHODS: All consecutive women (n = 184) who commenced growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg between 1995 and 2015 were included...
May 22, 2018: Pituitary
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