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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905146/temporal-changes-in-serum-luteinizing-hormone-following-ovariohysterectomy-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-vaccination-in-domestic-cats
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H L Bateman, L M Vansandt, J Newsom, W F Swanson
Measurement of circulating luteinizing hormone (LH) concentrations in cats and temporal changes following ovariohysterectomy (OHE) or possibly GnRH vaccination may be informative for assessing their fertility, contraception or sterilization status. In this study, serum LH concentrations were measured in domestic cats (n = 6) immediately prior to and up to 120 days post-OHE. Basal LH concentrations of females previously subjected to OHE (n = 4; ~1.5 years post-OHE) were compared pre- and post-vaccination with a GnRH immunocontraceptive, and to LH concentrations in intact females...
November 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904946/chlorophyll-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-provides-new-insight-into-the-chlorosis-induced-by-plant-virus-infection
#2
Rong Lei, Hongshan Jiang, Fan Hu, Jin Yan, Shuifang Zhu
Leaf chlorosis induced by plant virus infection has a short fluorescence lifetime, which reflects damaged photosynthetic complexes and degraded chloroplasts. Plant viruses often induce chlorosis and necrosis, which are intimately related to photosynthetic functions. Chlorophyll fluorescence lifetime measurement is a valuable noninvasive tool for analyzing photosynthetic processes and is a sensitive indicator of the environment surrounding the fluorescent molecules. In this study, our central goal was to explore the effect of viral infection on photosynthesis by employing chlorophyll fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), steady-state fluorescence, non-photochemical quenching (NPQ), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and pigment analysis...
November 30, 2016: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904413/influence-of-yellow-light-emitting-diodes-at-590-nm-on-storage-of-apple-tomato-and-bell-pepper-fruit
#3
Doris Kokalj, Janez Hribar, Blaž Cigić, Emil Zlatić, Lea Demšar, Lovro Sinkovič, Helena Šircelj, Grega Bizjak, Rajko Vidrih
The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of irradiation from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on several fruits during storage. To improve storage and increase the contents of some bioactive compounds, apple, tomato and red bell pepper fruits were exposed to yellow light emitted from the diodes at 590 nm. The contents of ascorbic acid, total phenolics, total flavonoids and several pigments were investigated, along with the antioxidant potential. The colour parameters (L*, a* and b*) and firmness of the fruit were also determined...
June 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903840/evaluation-of-antioxidant-intakes-in-relation-to-inflammatory-markers-expression-within-the-normal-breast-tissue-of-breast-cancer-patients
#4
Danielle Larouche, Mirette Hanna, Sue-Ling Chang, Simon Jacob, Bernard Têtu, Caroline Diorio
Chronic inflammation may be a causative factor in breast cancer. One possible underlying mechanism is the generation of oxidative stress, which may favor tumorigenic processes. Antioxidant consumption may, therefore, help reduce tissue inflammation levels. However, few studies have explored this relation in breast tissue. We aimed to evaluate correlations between antioxidant (vitamin A/retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E, β-carotene, α-carotene, lycopene, lutein/zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, selenium, and zinc) intakes and protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, C-reactive protein, cyclooxygenase-2, leptin, serum amyloid A1, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3, IL-8, IL-10, lactoferrin, and transforming growth factor-β measured in the normal breast tissue of 160 women diagnosed with breast cancer...
November 30, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902923/kisspeptin-expression-is-decreased-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-hypothyroid-female-rats-with-irregular-estrus-cycles
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Yuji Tomori, Ken Takumi, Norio Iijima, Shinro Takai, Hitoshi Ozawa
Insufficiency of thyroid hormones inhibits gonadotropin release and results in dysregulation of reproductive function, although the precise mechanism of this disrupted gonadotropin secretion remains unclear. Kisspeptin is a neuropeptide that strongly stimulates gonadotropin secretion and plays an important role in reproductive function. To examine the involvement of kisspeptin in the dysregulation of gonadotropin secretion in hypothyroidism, we investigated Kiss1 mRNA expression and kisspeptin immunoreactivity in the hypothalamus of female rats treated with propylthiouracil (PTU)...
November 27, 2016: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901351/biosynthesis-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-gnrh-and-gnrh-receptor-gnrhr-in-hypothalamic-pituitary-unit-of-anoestrous-and-cyclic-ewes
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M O Ciechanowska, M Łapot, K Mateusiak, E Paruszewska, T Malewski, F Przekop
This study was performed to explain how the molecular processes governing the biosynthesis of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and GnRH receptor (GnRHR) in the hypothalamic-pituitary unit are reflected by luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in sheep during anoestrous period and during luteal and follicular phases of the oestrous cycle. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), we analyzed the levels of GnRH and GnRHR in preoptic area (POA), anterior (AH) and ventromedial hypothalamus (VM), stalk-median eminence (SME), and GnRHR in the anterior pituitary gland (AP)...
November 30, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901182/does-insulin-resistance-increase-thyroid-volume-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Murat Sahin, Didem Demircioglu, Ayten Oguz, Dilek Tuzun, Mehmet Akif Sarica, Elif Inanc, Kamile Gul
Objective: To investigate the effect of gonadotropin, sex hormone levels and insulin resistance (IR) on thyroid functions and thyroid volume (TV) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Subjects and methods: 69 new diagnosed PCOS patients (age 24.82 ± 6.17) and 56 healthy control female (age 26.69 ± 5.25) were involved to the study. Fasting plasma glucose, lipid profile, insulin, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4), estradiol (E2), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone levels and urine iodine were measured in all participants...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900886/premature-and-multiple-births-in-ivf-are-associated-with-pretreatment-circulating-lh-hcg-receptor-concentration
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Anne Chambers, Craig Fairbairn, Marco Gaudoin, Walter Mills, Subhasis Banerjee
The luteinizing hormone (LH) and pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), share a common receptor: LH/hCG-R or LHCGR. In this prospective study involving 290 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer, we have examined whether pretreatment circulating LHCGR (sLHCGR) influences the course of pregnancy and perinatal outcome after embryo transfer. The blood samples were collected before the fertility treatment began and sLHCGR concentrations were measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test...
November 30, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900820/investigation-of-the-effects-of-kisspeptin-10-in-methionine-induced-lipid-peroxidation-in-testicle-tissue-of-young-rats
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Hatice Akkaya, Signem Eyuboglu, Gozde Erkanlı Senturk, Bayram Yilmaz
Disruption of the balance oxidants, antioxidants cause various pathophysiological conditions such as lipid peroxidation, protein degradation, or DNA damage. We have examined possible effects of kisspeptin-10 on the structural damage produced by methionine-induced lipid peroxidation in testicle tissue of young rats. Kisspeptin-10 did not significantly affect spermatogenic cells in seminiferous tubules. Testosterone levels decreased in the methionine group as compared with the control group but without statistical significance...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899973/expression-patterns-of-maspin-and-mutant-p53-are-associated-with-the-development-of-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
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Pengming Sun, Qibin Wu, Guanyu Ruan, Xiu Zheng, Yiyi Song, Jianfan Zhun, Lixiang Wu, Walter H Gotlieb
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of conditions that originate from the abnormal proliferation of trophoblastic cells. GTDs encompass hydatidiform moles (HMs) and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). GTNs are a group of malignant diseases that require chemotherapy, or more aggressive treatment. There is a requirement for more tumor markers to predict the development of GTN from HMs. The current study evaluated the expression of maspin and tumor protein p53 (p53) in GTD, and their role in predicting the development of GTN...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899047/phytochemicals-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-four-italian-traditional-maize-zea-mays-l-varieties
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Antonella Capocchi, Stefania Bottega, Carmelina Spanò, Debora Fontanini
Flours of four pigmented (from orange to red and dark red) local Italian corns, studied for their soluble, soluble conjugate, and insoluble-bound phenols and flavonoids, showed a prevalence of the insoluble-bound fraction (70-80%). Correlations were found between the flours antioxidant capacity, measured with CUPRAC, FRAP, and DPPH methods, and soluble phenols and flavonoids content. A correlation was also found between ascorbic acid content and flours antioxidant power. Anthocyanins were present in small amounts in the red/dark red seeds; however, acid-alcohol assays and spectral analyses of pericarp extracts indicated the presence of red-brick phlobaphenes in these varieties...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898273/serum-luteinizing-hormone-level-on-the-third-day-after-ovarian-stimulation-in-gnrh-agonist-short-protocol-is-predictive-of-outcome-in-poor-responders-but-not-in-normal-responders
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Hai-Yan Zhu, Shan Liu, Dian He, Wen-Hui Zhou, Tin-Chiu Li, Yuan Li
OBJECTIVES: To identify whether prognostic value of LH measurement in normal responders (NR) is different from poor responders (POR). METHODS: A retrospective, single-center study was conducted among patients who underwent ovarian stimulation with short protocol, with 300 NR and 101 POR, according to Bologna Consensus criteria. LH was measured on 3rd and 5th day after stimulation and HCG administration day. RESULTS: There was significant difference in the clinical pregnancy rate per cycle initiated among those with LH level on the third day after stimulation (a) below the 25 centile (b) between the 25 and 75 centile and (c) above the 75 centile in women with POR (7...
November 29, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898110/associations-of-blood-lead-levels-with-reproductive-hormone-levels-in-men-and-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-spect-china-study
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Chi Chen, Ningjian Wang, Hualing Zhai, Xiaomin Nie, Honglin Sun, Bing Han, Qin Li, Yi Chen, Jing Cheng, Fangzhen Xia, Li Zhao, Yanjun Zheng, Zhoujun Shen, Yingli Lu
We examined whether blood lead levels (BLLs) were associated with reproductive hormone levels in a cross-sectional study using data from the SPECT-China study. We selected 2286 men and 1571 postmenopausal women without hormone replacement therapy. BLLs, blood cadmium, total testosterone (TT), oestradiol (E2), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and sex hormone binding globulin(SHBG) levels were measured. The results showed that median values (interquartile range) of BLLs were 44.00 μg/L (29...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896668/target-specific-delivery-of-sirna-into-hepatoma-cells-cytoplasm-by-bifunctional-carrier-peptide
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Xiaoxuan Liu, Lin Zhu, Jingjing Ma, Xinxiao Qiao, Dunwan Zhu, Lanxia Liu, Xigang Leng
RNA interference (RNAi) is among the most potential approach for the therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma and the major barrier hindering siRNA therapeutics is the low efficiency of delivery to the desired cells. The current study aimed at developing a novel peptide for more efficient hepatoma targeted siRNA delivery, by combining luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone with hepatoma targeting specificity and MPG(△NLS) with cytoplasm-delivery tendency. The developed bifunctional peptide LHRH-MPG(△NLS) and siRNA were mixed together and resulted in LHRH-MPG(△NLS)/siRNA polyplexes through self-assembly...
November 28, 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896503/effect-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-overexpression-or-silencing-on-mitochondrial-apoptosis-of-goat-luteinized-granulosa-cells
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Guo-Min Zhang, Ming-Tian Deng, Yan-Li Zhang, Yi-Xuan Fan, Yong-Jie Wan, Hai-Tao Nie, Zi-Yu Wang, Feng Wang, Zhi-Hai Lei
During goat follicular development, abnormal expression of peroxisome proliferator- activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α) in granulosa cells (GCs) may contribute to follicular atresia with unknown regulatory mechanisms. In this study, we investigate the effect of ectopic expression or interference of PGC-1α on cell apoptosis of goat first passage granulosa cells (FGCs) in vitro. The results indicate that PGC-1α silencing by short hairpin RNA (shRNA) in goat FGCs significantly reduced mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number (P < 0...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896252/association-between-serum-gonadotropin-level-and-insulin-resistance-related-parameters-in-korean-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Chan-Hong Park, Sungwook Chun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between serum gonadotropin level and parameters related to insulin resistance in Korean women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This retrospective study included 138 women aged 18 to 35 years who were newly diagnosed with PCOS according to the Rotterdam consensus. Participants were divided into three groups based on the serum luteinizing hormone to follicle-stimulating hormone (LH/FSH) ratio in the early follicular phase: group 1 (LH/FSH <1), group 2 (1...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895702/ameliorating-effect-of-erxian-decoction-combined-with-fructus-schisandrae-chinensis-wu-wei-zi-on-menopausal-sweating-and-serum-hormone-profiles-in-a-rat-model
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Shi Wei Wang, Fei Hua Wu, Yan Bo Zhang, Liang Zhang, Jing Su, Hei Kei Wong, Ai Hua Liu, Ho Pan Cheung, Tzi Bun Ng, Yao Tong, Stephen Cho Wing Sze
BACKGROUND: Modified Erxian decoction (MEXD), i.e., Erxian decoction (EXD) with Fructus Schisandrae chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) added, has been used to alleviate menopausal symptoms. This study aimed to investigate the effects of MEXD on menopausal sweating and serum hormone levels in a rat model of menopause after oral administration of MEXD. METHODS: Quality control of MEXD was conducted by employing a reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography column. The three treatment groups received oral administration of MEXD in 0...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895677/predictors-of-prostate-volume-reduction-following-neoadjuvant-cytoreductive-androgen-suppression
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Krishan R Jethwa, Keith M Furutani, Lance A Mynderse, Torrence M Wilson, Richard Choo, Bernard F King, Eric Bergstralh, Brian J Davis
PURPOSE: Limited duration cytoreductive neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) is used prior to definitive radiotherapeutic management of prostate cancer to decrease prostate volume. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of NHT on prostate volume before permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB), and determine associated predictive factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between June 1998 and April 2012, a total of 1,110 patients underwent PPB and 207 patients underwent NHT...
October 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892789/4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-disrupts-sperm-characteristics-endocrine-balance-and-redox-status-in-testes-and-epididymis-of-rats
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Isaac A Adedara, Amos O Abolaji, Emmanuel O Ladipo, Ore J Fatunmibi, Ayodeji O Abajingin, Ebenezer O Farombi
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) was reported to induce testicular germ cell toxicity in rodents. However, there is paucity of information on the precise biochemical and molecular mechanisms of VCD-induced male reproductive toxicity. METHODOLOGY: This study investigated the influence of VCD on testicular and epidydimal functions following oral exposure of Wistar rats to VCD at 0, 100, 250 and 500 mg/kg for 28 consecutive days. RESULTS: Administration of VCD significantly decreased the body weight gain and organo-somatic indices of the testes and epididymis...
November 28, 2016: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889880/the-impact-of-extended-lymph-node-dissection-versus-neoadjuvant-therapy-with-limited-lymph-node-dissection-on-biochemical-recurrence-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-radical-prostatectomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Takuma Narita, Takuya Koie, Teppei Ookubo, Koji Mitsuzuka, Shintaro Narita, Hayato Yamamoto, Takamitsu Inoue, Shingo Hatakeyama, Sadafumi Kawamura, Tatsuo Tochigi, Tomonori Habuchi, Yoichi Arai, Chikara Ohyama
The optimal treatment for high-risk prostate cancer (Pca) remains to be established. The current guidelines recommend extended pelvic lymph node dissection (e-PLND) for selected intermediate- and high-risk patients treated with RP. However, the indications, optimal extent, and therapeutic benefits of e-PLND remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess whether e-PLND confers an oncological benefit for high-risk Pca compared to neoadjuvant luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone and estramustine (LHRH + EMP)...
January 2017: Medical Oncology
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