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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647795/investigation-of-chlorella-vulgaris-utex-265-cultivation-under-light-and-low-temperature-stressed-conditions-for-lutein-production-in-flasks-and-the-coiled-tree-photo-bioreactor-ctpbr
#1
Mengyue Gong, Amarjeet Bassi
Lutein has an increasing share in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical market due to its benefits to eye health. Microalgae may be a potential source for lutein production while the expense limits the commercialization. In this study, a coiled tubular tree photobioreactor (CTPBR) design was investigated for cultivating the cold tolerant microalgae Chlorella vulgaris UTEX 265 under various conditions for lutein production. The influence and interaction of light irradiance strength, lighting cycle, and temperature on microalgae and lutein production efficiency at low temperature range were also studied in flasks via response surface method (RSM)...
June 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646317/di-n-butyl-phthalate-prompts-interruption-of-spermatogenesis-steroidogenesis-and-fertility-associated-with-increased-testicular-oxidative-stress-in-adult-male-rats
#2
Giribabu Nelli, Sreenivasula Reddy Pamanji
Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) is extensively used as plasticizer, and it was ubiquitary released into the environment. The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of DBP on reproductive competence in adult male rats. Adult male rats were received corn oil or DBP injection intraperitoneally (ip) at 100 and 500 mg/kg body weight on 90, 97, 104, and 111 days. Following completion of the experimental period, adult male rats were cohabitated with untreated proestrus female rats for determination of fertilization capacity...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646243/provitamin-a-carotenoids-from-an-engineered-high-carotenoid-maize-are-bioavailable-and-zeaxanthin-does-not-compromise-%C3%AE-carotene-absorption-in-poultry
#3
Joana Díaz-Gómez, Jose A Moreno, Eduardo Angulo, Gerhard Sandmann, Changfu Zhu, Teresa Capell, Carmina Nogareda
High-carotenoid (HC) maize, a biofortified staple crop which accumulates β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, was used as a feed component in a chicken feeding trial to assess the bioavailability of provitamin A (PVA) carotenoids in the kernel matrix compared to the synthetic and natural color additives routinely used in the poultry industry. We found that the PVA carotenoids in HC maize were not metabolized in the same manner: β-carotene was preferentially converted into retinol in the intestine whereas β-cryptoxanthin accumulated in the liver...
June 23, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645863/toxicology-of-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane-d4
#4
Allison Franzen, Tracy Greene, Cynthia Van Landingham, Robinan Gentry
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) is a volatile cyclic siloxane used primarily as a monomer or intermediate in the production of some silicon-based polymers widely used in industrial and consumer applications and may be present as a residual impurity in a variety of consumer products. A robust toxicological data set exists for D4. Treatment-related results from a chronic inhalation study conducted in rats are limited to mild effects on the respiratory tract, increases in liver weight, increases in the incidence of uterine endometrial epithelial hyperplasia, and a dose-related trend in the incidence of endometrial adenomas...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645634/hormonal-behavior-correlates-with-follicular-recruitment-at-mid-gestation-in-the-south-american-plains-vizcacha-lagostomus-maximus-rodentia-caviomorpha
#5
Nicolas Alejandro Fraunhoffer, Federico Jensen, Noelia Leopardo, Pablo Ignacio Felipe Inserra, Analía Meilerman Abuelafia, María Beatriz Espinosa, Santiago Elías Charif, Verónica Berta Dorfman, Alfredo Daniel Vitullo
In mammals, hormonal regulation during gestation is crucial for embryo implantation and pregnancy success. This regulation is controlled through the level of progesterone (P4) that blocks the activity of the hypothalamic-hypophyseal-gonadal (HHG) axis. Previous studies in the pregnant South American plains vizcacha, Lagostomus maximus, have shown that the HHG axis activates around mid-gestation, promoting pre-ovulatory follicle formation. However, the characterization of the hormonal dynamics throughout gestation and its ovarian correlation has not been studied in depth...
June 20, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645325/performance-characteristics-of-prostate-specific-antigen-density-and-biopsy-core-details-to-predict-oncological-outcome-in-patients-with-intermediate-to-high-risk-prostate-cancer-underwent-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#6
Masahiro Yashi, Akinori Nukui, Yuumi Tokura, Kohei Takei, Issei Suzuki, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Hideo Yuki, Tsunehito Kambara, Hironori Betsunoh, Hideyuki Abe, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Yoshimasa Nakazato, Yasushi Kaji, Takao Kamai
BACKGROUND: Many urologic surgeons refer to biopsy core details for decision making in cases of localized prostate cancer (PCa) to determine whether an extended resection and/or lymph node dissection should be performed. Furthermore, recent reports emphasize the predictive value of prostate-specific antigen density (PSAD) for further risk stratification, not only for low-risk PCa, but also for intermediate- and high-risk PCa. This study focused on these parameters and compared respective predictive impact on oncologic outcomes in Japanese PCa patients...
June 23, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643712/comparison-of-macular-pigment-optical-density-in-patients-with-dry-and-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Ayhan Ozyurt, Nilufer Kocak, Pınar Akan, Ozlem Gursoy Calan, Taylan Ozturk, Mahmut Kaya, Eyup Karahan, Suleyman Kaynak
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the macular pigment optical density (MPOD) levels in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dry AMD, and also in healthy controls. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, and the study design was a prospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients with wet AMD, 51 patients with dry AMD, and 50 controls were included in the study. All patients were naive to both previous lutein or zeaxanthin administration and any previous intravitreal injections...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642916/the-antioxidant-effect-of-beackea-frutescence-microemulsions-dietary-supplements-on-skin-absorption-studies
#8
Mohd Zul Helmi Rozaini, Armiza Ahmad, Azizul Idris, Chen Fei Low, Mohd Effendy Abdul Wahid
Objective: To study the effect of two different microemulsions containing Beackea frutescence supplements composed of nerolidool, selenium and vitamin E on absorption effect related to skin health and skin aging. Materials and methods: A total of 39 volunteers with normal and healthy skin were divided into three groups (n = 13) and supplemented for a period of 12 weeks. Group 1 received a mixture of lutein (3 mg/day), lycopene (3 mg/day), α-tocopherol (10 mg/day), selenium (75 μg/day) and β-nerolidool (4...
December 2016: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642037/testosterone-regulates-3t3-l1pre-adipocyte-differentiation-and-epididymal-fat-accumulation-in-mice-through-modulating-macrophage-polarization
#9
Xiaojiao Ren, Xiaojian Fu, Xinhua Zhang, Shiqiang Chen, Shuguang Huang, Lun Yao, Guoquan Liu
Low testosterone levels are strongly related to obesity in males. The balance between the classically M1 and alternatively M2 polarized macrophages also plays a critical role in obesity. It is not clear whether testosterone regulates macrophage polarization and then affects adipocyte differentiation. In this report, we demonstrate that testosterone strengthens interleukin (IL) -4-induced M2 polarization and inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -induced M1 polarization, but has no direct effect on adipocyte differentiation...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641572/a-child-with-hypertension-and-ambiguous-genitalia-an-uncommon-variant-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-report
#10
Vivek Pant, Suman Baral, Bishal Shrestha, Arjun Tumbapo
BACKGROUND: Deficiency in 11β-hydroxylase as a cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is uncommon. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hypertension with virilization in any prepubescent child. CASE PRESENTATION: A 12-year-old Asian boy from eastern Nepal presented with pain in his abdomen and hypertension. He was raised as a male but had absent testicles since birth and had precocious puberty. Plasma testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone were below baseline level...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638366/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-and-its-role-in-the-enteric-nervous-system
#11
REVIEW
Bodil Ohlsson
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone orchestrate the reproduction cycle and regulate the sex steroid secretion from the gonads. In mammals, GnRH1 is secreted as a hormone from the hypothalamus, whereas both GnRH1 and GnRH2 are present as neurotransmitters/peptides in various tissues, where the peptides exert many different effects. mRNA coding for GnRH1 and GnRH2 have been described in the human gastrointestinal tract, and GnRH has been found in both submucosal and myenteric neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636888/responsiveness-of-pituitary-to-galanin-throughout-the-reproductive-cycle-of-male-european-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax
#12
P Pinto, Z Velez, C Sousa, S Santos, A Andrade, M V Alvarado, A Felip, S Zanuy, A V M Canário
The neuropeptide galanin (Gal) is a putative factor regulating puberty onset and reproduction through its actions on the pituitary. The present study investigated the pituitary responsiveness to galanin and the patterns of galanin receptors (Galrs) expression throughout the reproductive cycle of two years old male European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), an important aquaculture species. Quantitative analysis of pituitary and hypothalamus transcript expression of four galr subtypes revealed differential regulation according to the testicular developmental stage, with an overall decrease in expression from the immature stage to the mid-recrudescence stage...
June 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635070/adjuvant-treatment-with-qilin-pill-for-men-with-oligoasthenospermia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xin Jin, Changfeng Man, Dandan Gong, Yu Fan
Qilin pill has been used in the management of oligoasthenospermia. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of Qilin pill as an adjunctive therapy on semen parameters in oligoasthenospermic men. A comprehensive literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, CNKI, and VIP databases until June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated Qilin pill as an adjunctive therapy in oligoasthenospermic were included. Dichotomous data and continuous data were calculated as the risk ratio (RR) and mean difference (MD) with their 95% confidence interval (CI), respectively...
June 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631746/prevalence-of-androgen-deficiency-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-suffering-from-erectile-dysfunction
#14
M Behnaz, Z Majd, M Radfar, H Ajami, M Qorbani, A Kokab
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of biochemical androgen deficiency in Iranian spinal cord injured men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and to determine factors related to this problem. SETTING: An andrology clinic of a teaching hospital in Tehran. METHODS: Men, 18 years of age and older, with chronic (>2 years) spinal cord injury (SCI) suffering from ED were recruited...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629290/functional-foods-how-functional-are-they-a-case-report-of-supplement-induced-psychosis
#15
Priyanka Yadav, Kyle Stigall, Hannah E Johnson, Abner O Rayapati, Nitin Chopra
There is rising evidence of patients' use of alternative and complementary medicine. The percentage of the U.S. population who used at least one dietary supplement increased from 42% in 1988-1994 to 53% in 2003-2006. We present a case of an Asian female in her 40s, with no previous psychiatric illness, who presented to the emergency room following a brief psychotic episode, during which she self-amputated the tips of her fingers, after using multivitamins and herbal supplements including ginseng, gui yuan rou (Chinese herb), astaxanthin, goji (Chinese fruit), selenium, saw palmetto, grape seed extract, citrus bioflavanoid, lutein (zeaxantin), resvexatrol, sun chlorella, spirulina powder, phytoceramides, phytoestrogen, glucosatrin, bromelain plus, and American bee pollen...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
#16
Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628256/cutaneous-involvement-in-luteinized-thecomas-with-sclerosing-peritonitis-ltsp-a-new-finding-in-a-rare-syndrome
#17
Jonathan D Ho, Jag Bhawan, Michael J O'Brien, Lynne J Goldberg
Luteinized thecomas with sclerosing peritonitis (LTSP) is a rare disease characterized by ovarian luteinized thecomas and associated fibrosing peritonitis. Cutaneous involvement has never been reported. We report a case of classical LTSP with skin involvement, outlining the clinical and histopathologic features of this novel presentation of a rare syndrome.
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627666/expression-pattern-of-zinc-finger-protein-185-in-mouse-testis-and-its-role-in-regulation-of-testosterone-secretion
#18
Xinguo You, Lu Wei, Shutong Fan, Weiwei Yang, Xiaoying Liu, Guohui Wang, Yi Man, Zhifang Pan, Weiguo Feng
Zinc finger protein 185 (ZNF185) belongs to the ZNF family and is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation. To the best of our knowledge, the association between ZNF185 and male reproduction is unknown. In the present study, the expression and localization of ZNF185 in mouse testis, as well as its role in testosterone secretion, cell cycle progression and apoptosis of mouse Leydig cells were investigated. The results of the immunofluorescence analysis indicated that ZNF185 was highly expressed in Leydig cells of the mouse testis, and primarily localized in the cytoplasm...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627195/exercise-improved-semen-quality-and-reproductive-hormone-levels-in-sedentary-obese-adults
#19
Miguel Ángel Rosety, Antonio Jesus Díaz, Jesús María Rosety, María Teresa Pery, Francisco Brenes-Martín, Marco Bernardi, Natalia García, Manuel Rosety-Rodríguez, Francisco Javier Ordoñez, Ignacio Rosety
INTRODUCTION: From the previously published literature on the relationship between obesity and infertility, it is clear that male obesity negatively impacts semen quality. Accordingly, this study was conducted to determine whether regular exercise may improve semen quality in sedentary obese adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety obese adults were randomly allocated to the intervention (n = 45) or control group (n = 45). Participants in the intervention group performed a 16-week aerobic training program in a treadmill, three sessions per week, consisting of a warm-up (10-15 minutes), 35-50 minutes treadmill exercise (increasing five minutes per four weeks) at a work intensity of 50-65% of peak heart rate (increasing a 5% per four weeks) and cooling-down (5-10 minutes)...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624954/ar-mutations-in-28-patients-with-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-prader-grade-0-3
#20
Yi Wang, Chunxiu Gong, Xiou Wang, Miao Qin
We investigated the androgen receptor (AR) gene mutation profiles of Chinese patients exhibiting severe androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) phenotypes. The present study enrolled 28 patients with genetically diagnosed AIS, who presented with severe phenotypes (Prader grade 0-3). Patients and some family members were screened via amplification and sequencing of their AR exons 1-8, including the corresponding intronic flanking regions. Luteinizing (LH), follicle-stimulating (FSH), and testosterone (T) hormone levels were found to be slightly, but not significantly, higher in patients with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) than in patients with partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) (P>0...
June 14, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
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