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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402262/roles-of-differential-expression-of-microrna-21-3p-and-microrna-433-in-fsh-regulation-in-rat-anterior-pituitary-cells
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Dong-Xu Han, Xu-Lei Sun, Ming-Qiang Xu, Cheng-Zhen Chen, Hao Jiang, Yan Gao, Bao Yuan, Jia-Bao Zhang
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) secreted by adenohypophyseal cells plays an important role in the regulation of reproduction, but whether microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate the secretion of FSH remains unclear. In the present study, we predicted and screened miRNAs that might act on the follicle-stimulating hormone beta-subunit (FSHb) gene of rats using the TargetScan program and luciferase reporter assays, and the results identified two miRNAs, miR-21-3p and miR-433. We then transfected these miRNAs into rat anterior adenohypophyseal cells and assessed the FSHb expression levels in and FSH secretion by the transfected cells through quantitative PCR and ELISA...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385888/modeling-and-high-throughput-experimental-data-uncover-the-mechanisms-underlying-fshb-gene-sensitivity-to-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-pulse-frequency
#2
Estee Stern, Frederique Ruf-Zamojski, Lisa Zalepa-King, Hanna Pincas, Soon Gang Choi, Charles S Peskin, Hayot Fernand, Judith L Turgeon, Stuart C Sealfon
Neuroendocrine control of reproduction by brain-secreted pulses of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) represents a longstanding puzzle about extracellular signal decoding mechanisms. GnRH regulates the pituitary gonadotropins follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), both of which are heterodimers specified by unique β subunits (FSHβ/LHβ). Contrary to Lhb, Fshb gene induction has a preference for low frequency GnRH pulses. To clarify the underlying regulatory mechanisms, we developed three biologically anchored mathematical models: 1) parallel activation of Fshb inhibitory factors (e...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330973/neurokinin-b-regulates-reproduction-via-inhibition-of-kisspeptin-in-a-teleost-the-striped-bass
#3
Nilli Zmora, Ten Tsao Wong, John David Stubblefield, Berta Levavi-Sivan, Yonathan Zohar
Kisspeptin and neurokinin B (NKB) are neuropeptides co-expressed in the mammalian hypothalamus and coordinately control GnRH signaling. We have found that Nkb and kisspeptin neurons are distinct in the teleost, striped bass (stb), and capitalized on this phenomenon to study the mode of action of Nkb and its related neuropeptide-F (Nkf), both of which are encoded by the tac3 gene. In vitro brain slices and in vivo administration studies revealed that Nkb/f consistently down-regulated kiss2, while antagonist (AntD) administration restored this effect...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323923/genetic-variation-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-action-is-associated-with-age-at-testicular-growth-in-boys
#4
Alexander S Busch, Casper P Hagen, Katharina M Main, Anita Pereira, Camila Corvalan, Kristian Almstrup, Veronica Mericq, Anders Juul
Context: Although genetic factors play a pivotal role in male pubertal timing, genome-wide association studies have identified only a small number of loci. Genetic variation of FSH action affects adult reproductive parameters and female pubertal timing. Objective: To investigate whether genetic variation affecting FSH action is associated with onset of puberty in boys. Design: Cross-sectional and longitudinal study of two cohorts of healthy boys...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295807/interaction-of-melatonin-and-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-on-the-zebrafish-brain-pituitary-reproductive-axis
#5
Thangal Yumnamcha, Zeeshan A Khan, Chongtham Rajiv, Sijagurumayum D Devi, Gopinath Mondal, Haobijam Sanjita Devi, Rupjyoti Bharali, Asamanja Chattoraj
Circadian cycles and photoperiod are known to influence reproductive physiology in several animals. Neuropeptides, such as gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GNIH) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GNRH), are influenced by melatonin in birds and mammals. The present study demonstrates the role of melatonin in oocyte maturation in the zebrafish (Danio rerio), via the brain-pituitary-reproductive axis, under different photic conditions. Melatonin was significantly higher both in the whole brain and ovary under continuous dark (DD) compared to continuous light (LL) conditions...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281143/impact-of-the-fshb-gene-211g-t-polymorphism-on-male-gonadal-function
#6
L Tamburino, S La Vignera, V Tomaselli, R A Condorelli, L M Mongioì, A E Calogero
PURPOSE: The FSHB gene -211G/T polymorphism has been reported to modulate gene expression and to cause inter-individual differences in FSH serum levels in men. This study was undertaken to assess the functional relevance of this polymorphism on gonadotropin and total testosterone serum levels and sperm parameters in men from Eastern Sicily (Italy). METHODS: To accomplish this, 200 men with abnormal conventional sperm parameters or normozoospermia (according to the parameters of WHO 2010) were genotyped by TaqMan Assay...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262687/the-syndrome-of-central-hypothyroidism-and-macroorchidism-igsf1-controls-trhr-and-fshb-expression-by-differential-modulation-of-pituitary-tgf%C3%AE-and-activin-pathways
#7
Marta García, Raquel Barrio, Montserrat García-Lavandeira, Angela R Garcia-Rendueles, Adela Escudero, Esther Díaz-Rodríguez, Darya Gorbenko Del Blanco, Ana Fernández, Yolanda B de Rijke, Elena Vallespín, Julián Nevado, Pablo Lapunzina, Vilborg Matre, Patricia M Hinkle, Anita C S Hokken-Koelega, María P de Miguel, José Manuel Cameselle-Teijeiro, Manuel Nistal, Clara V Alvarez, José C Moreno
IGSF1 (Immunoglobulin Superfamily 1) gene defects cause central hypothyroidism and macroorchidism. However, the pathogenic mechanisms of the disease remain unclear. Based on a patient with a full deletion of IGSF1 clinically followed from neonate to adulthood, we investigated a common pituitary origin for hypothyroidism and macroorchidism, and the role of IGSF1 as regulator of pituitary hormone secretion. The patient showed congenital central hypothyroidism with reduced TSH biopotency, over-secretion of FSH at neonatal minipuberty and macroorchidism from 3 years of age...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242307/molecular-identification-of-the-dyn-kor-system-and-its-potential-role-in-the-reproductive-axis-of-goldfish
#8
Yali Liu, Shuisheng Li, Qing Wang, Yu Chen, Xin Qi, Yun Liu, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin, Yong Zhang
To ascertain the significance of the dynorphin/kappa-opioid receptor (Dyn/Kor) system in fish reproduction, prodynorphin (pdyn) cDNA was cloned from goldfish. Two Dyn peptides (DynA and DynB) are present in the goldfish prodynorphin precursor. Both DynA and DynB are biologically active as they are able to functionally interact with the goldfish Kor expressed in cultured eukaryotic cells to suppress forskolin-induced CRE promoter activity. RT-PCR analysis showed that pdyn is widely expressed in brain regions, with the highest expression in hypothalamus...
February 24, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219785/transcriptional-alterations-induced-by-binary-mixtures-of-ethinylestradiol-and-norgestrel-during-the-early-development-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#9
Yan-Qiu Liang, Guo-Yong Huang, Jian-Liang Zhao, Wen-Jun Shi, Li-Xin Hu, Fei Tian, Shuang-Shuang Liu, Yu-Xia Jiang, Guang-Guo Ying
Synthetic estrogens and progestins are commonly used in human and veterinary medicine. After use, they reach aquatic environments via discharge of wastewaters from human and animals, thus posing potential risks to organisms. So far, very little is known about their combined effects in aquatic organisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of binary mixtures of ethinylestradiol (EE2) and norgestrel (NGT) on embryonic zebrafish (Danio rerio) by measuring transcriptional alterations. Zebrafish embryos were exposed to EE2 and NGT alone or in combination at concentrations between 36 and 5513ngL(-1) for 96h post-fertilization (hpf)...
May 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197776/effects-of-melanocortin-4-receptor-agonists-and-antagonists-on-expression-of-genes-related-to-reproduction-in-spotted-scat-scatophagus-argus
#10
Dong-Neng Jiang, Jian-Tao Li, Ya-Xiong Tao, Hua-Pu Chen, Si-Ping Deng, Chun-Hua Zhu, Guang-Li Li
Melanocortin-4 receptor (Mc4r) function related to reproduction in fish has not been extensively investigated. Here, we report on gene expression changes by real-time PCR following treatment with Mc4r agonists and antagonists in the spotted scat (Scatophagus argus). Using in vitro incubated hypothalamus, the Mc4r nonselective agonist NDP-MSH ([Nle(4), D-Phe(7)]-α-melanocyte stimulating hormone; 10(-6) M) and selective agonist THIQ (N-[(3R)-1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydroisoquinolinium-3-ylcarbonyl]- (1R)-1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-2-[4-cyclohexyl-4-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl) piperidin-1-yl]-2-oxoethylamine; 10(-7) M) significantly increased the expression of gnrh (Gonadotropin releasing hormone), while the Mc4r nonselective antagonist SHU9119 (Ac-Nle-[Asp-His-DPhe/DNal(2')-Arg-Trp-Lys]-NH2; 10(-6) M) and selective antagonist Ipsen 5i (compound 5i synthesized in Ipsen Research Laboratories; 10(-6) M) significantly inhibited gnrh expression after 3 h of incubation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195137/erbb4-confers-risk-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-han-chinese
#11
Yingqian Peng, Wei Zhang, Ping Yang, Ye Tian, Shizhen Su, Changming Zhang, Zi-Jiang Chen, Han Zhao
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in European cohorts has identified six susceptibility loci mapping to 11q22.1 (YAP1), 2p21 (THADA), 11p14.1 (FSHB), 2q34 (ERBB4), 12q21.2 (KRR1), and 5q31.1 (RAD50). The loci of 11q22.1, 2p21 and 11p14.1 have been confirmed to be associated with PCOS in Chinese; whereas the other three new loci (2q34, 12q21.2, and 5q31.1) still need to be evaluated in Chinese. This study was aimed to determine if the three new loci identified in European PCOS also confer risks for PCOS in Han Chinese...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068351/phenotype-and-tissue-expression-as-a-function-of-genetic-risk-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#12
Cindy T Pau, Tim Mosbruger, Richa Saxena, Corrine K Welt
Genome-wide association studies and replication analyses have identified (n = 5) or replicated (n = 10) DNA variants associated with risk for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in European women. However, the causal gene and underlying mechanism for PCOS risk at these loci have not been determined. We hypothesized that analysis of phenotype, gene expression and metformin response as a function of genotype would identify candidate genes and pathways that could provide insight into the underlying mechanism for risk at these loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998941/mir-361-3p-regulates-fsh-by-targeting-fshb-in-a-porcine-anterior-pituitary-cell-model
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Rui-Song Ye, Meng Li, Chao-Yun Li, Qi-En Qi, Ting Chen, Xiao Cheng, Songbo Wang, Gang Shu, Li-Na Wang, Xiao-Tong Zhu, Qingyan Jiang, Qian-Yun Xi, Yong-Liang Zhang
FSH plays an essential role in processes involved in human reproduction, including spermatogenesis and the ovarian cycle. While the transcriptional regulatory mechanisms underlying its synthesis and secretion have been extensively studied, little is known about its post-transcriptional regulation. A bioinformatics analysis from our group indicated that a microRNA (miRNA; miR-361-3p) could regulate FSH secretion by potentially targeting the FSHB subunit. Herein, we sought to confirm these findings by investigating the miR-361-3p-mediated regulation of FSH production in primary pig anterior pituitary cells...
December 20, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994055/smad3-regulates-follicle-stimulating-hormone-synthesis-by-pituitary-gonadotrope-cells-in-vivo
#14
Yining Li, Gauthier Schang, Ulrich Boehm, Chu-Xia Deng, Jonathan Graff, Daniel J Bernard
Pituitary follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is an essential regulator of fertility in females and of quantitatively normal spermatogenesis in males. Pituitary-derived activins are thought to act as major stimulators of FSH synthesis by gonadotrope cells. In vitro, activins signal via SMAD3, SMAD4, and forkhead box L2 (FOXL2) to regulate transcription of the FSHβ subunit gene (Fshb). Consistent with this model, gonadotrope-specific Smad4 or Foxl2 knock-out mice have greatly reduced FSH and are subfertile. The role of SMAD3 in vivo is unresolved; however, residual FSH production in Smad4 conditional knock-out mice may derive from partial compensation by SMAD3 and its ability to bind DNA in the absence of SMAD4...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940043/gonadotropin-subunits-of-the-characiform-astyanax-altiparanae-molecular-characterization-spatiotemporal-expression-and-their-possible-role-on-female-reproductive-dysfunction-in-captivity
#15
Lázaro Wender O de Jesus, Jan Bogerd, Felipe M Vieceli, Giovana S Branco, Marília P Camargo, Mônica Cassel, Renata G Moreira, Chao Y I Yan, Maria I Borella
To better understand the endocrine control of reproduction in Characiformes and the reproductive dysfunctions that commonly occur in migratory fish of this order when kept in captivity, we chose Astyanax altiparanae, which has asynchronous ovarian development and multiple spawning events, as model species. From A. altiparanae pituitary total RNA, we cloned the full-length cDNAs coding for the follicle-stimulating hormone β subunit (fshb), the luteinizing hormone β subunit (lhb), and the common gonadotropin α subunit (gpha)...
December 8, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916574/temperature-affects-sexual-maturation-through-the-control-of-kisspeptin-kisspeptin-receptor-gnrh-and-gth-subunit-gene-expression-in-the-grass-puffer-during-the-spawning-season
#16
Md Shahjahan, Takashi Kitahashi, Hironori Ando
Water temperature is an environmental factor of primary importance that influences reproductive function in fish. To understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying the regulation of reproduction by temperature, we examined changes in expression of genes encoding kisspeptin (kiss2), kisspeptin receptor (kiss2r) and three gonadotropin-releasing hormones (gnrh1, gnrh2 and gnrh3) in the brain and genes encoding gonadotropin (GTH) subunits (gpa, fshb and lhb) in the pituitary of grass puffer exposed to a low temperature (14°C), normal temperature (21°C) and high temperature (28°C) for 7days...
March 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907851/effects-of-antiandrogenic-progestins-chlormadinone-and-cyproterone-acetate-and-the-estrogen-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-ee2-and-their-mixtures-transactivation-with-human-and-rainbowfish-hormone-receptors-and-transcriptional-effects-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-eleuthero
#17
Patricia Franziska Siegenthaler, Peter Bain, Francesco Riva, Karl Fent
Synthetic progestins act as endocrine disrupters in fish but their risk to the environment is not sufficiently known. Here, we focused on an unexplored antiandrogenic progestin, chlormadinone acetate (CMA), and the antiandrogenic progestin cyproterone acetate (CPA). The aim was to evaluate whether their in vitro interaction with human and rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) sex hormone receptors is similar. Furthermore, we investigated their activity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) eleuthero-embryos. First, we studied agonistic and antagonistic activities of CMA, CPA, and 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), in recombinant yeast expressing either the human progesterone (PGR), androgen (AR), or estrogen receptor...
January 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803150/gonadotropin-characterization-localization-and-expression-in-the-european-hake-merluccius-merluccius
#18
Michela Candelma, Romain Fontaine, Sabrina Colella, Alberto Santojanni, Finn-Arne Weltzien, Oliana Carnevali
In vertebrates, the regulation of gametogenesis is under the control of gonadotropins (Gth), follicle-stimulating hormone (Fsh) and luteinizing hormone (Lh). In fish, the physiological role of Gths is not fully understood, especially in species with asynchronous ovarian development. To elucidate the role of Gths in species with asynchronous ovary, we studied European hake (Merluccius merluccius) during the reproductive season. For this aim, we first cloned and sequenced both hormones. Then, we characterized their amino acid sequence and performed phylogenetic analyses to verify the relationship to their orthologues in other species...
February 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616647/reproductive-toxicity-of-azoxystrobin-to-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#19
Fangjie Cao, Lizhen Zhu, Hui Li, Song Yu, Chengju Wang, Lihong Qiu
In the past few decades, extensive application of azoxystrobin has led to great concern regarding its adverse effects on aquatic organisms. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the reproductive toxicity of azoxystrobin to zebrafish. After adult zebrafish of both sexes were exposed to 2, 20 and 200 μg/L azoxystrobin for 21 days, egg production, the fertilization rate, the gonadosomatic index (GSI) and hepatosomatic index (HSI), 17β-estradiol (E2), testosterone (T) and vitellogenin (Vtg) concentrations, and histological alterations in the gonads and livers were measured...
December 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561202/evaluation-of-in%C3%A2-vivo-bioactivities-of-recombinant-hypo-fsh-21-18-and-fully-fsh-24-glycosylated-human-fsh-glycoforms-in-fshb-null-mice
#20
Huizhen Wang, Jacob May, Viktor Butnev, Bin Shuai, Jeffrey V May, George R Bousfield, T Rajendra Kumar
The hormone - specific FSHβ subunit of the human FSH heterodimer consists of N-linked glycans at Asn(7) and Asn(24) residues that are co-translationally attached early during subunit biosynthesis. Differences in the number of N-glycans (none, one or two) on the human FSHβ subunit contribute to macroheterogeneity in the FSH heterodimer. The resulting FSH glycoforms are termed hypo-glycosylated (FSH(21/18), missing either an Asn(24) or Asn(7) N-glycan chain on the β - subunit, respectively) or fully glycosylated (FSH(24), possessing of both Asn(7) and Asn(24) N-linked glycans on the β - subunit) FSH...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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