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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926945/association-between-dietary-carotenoid-intake-and-bone-mineral-density-in-korean-adults-aged-30-75-years-using-data-from-the-fourth-and-fifth-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-surveys-2008-2011
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Gebereamanuel Meron Regu, Hyesook Kim, You Jin Kim, Ju Eun Paek, Gunjeong Lee, Namsoo Chang, Oran Kwon
Age-related bone loss is a major public health problem. This cross-sectional study examined the association between the dietary intake of carotenoids and bone mineral density (BMD). Data from 8022 subjects (3763 males and 4259 females) aged 30-75 years included in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2008-2011) were analyzed. BMD was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Intake of carotenoids was estimated using 24-h dietary recall. In multiple linear analysis, after adjusting for covariates, lutein + zeaxanthin and β-cryptoxanthin intake was positively associated with total hip BMD in males and premenopausal women respectively, while β-carotene intake was positively correlated with femoral neck, total hip, and whole-body BMD in postmenopausal women...
September 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920796/successful-laparoscopic-oviductal-artificial-insemination-in-the-clouded-leopard-neofelis-nebulosa-in-thailand
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Wanlaya Tipkantha, Paweena Thuwanut, Umaporn Maikeaw, Ampika Thongphakdee, Saifon Yapila, Sumate Kamolnorranath, Boripat Siriaroonrat, Pierre Comizzoli, Kaywalee Chatdarong
Captive breeding of clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) is challenging because of mating incompatibility, high incidence of teratospermia in males, and inconsistent ovulation patterns in females. Assisted reproductive techniques, therefore, are necessary to overcome these issues and maintain the genetic diversity in the captive population. The objective was to use laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination (AI) to breed genetically valuable females (n = 4; aged 4.5-5 yr) that were unsuccessfully paired...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920406/evaluation-of-high-nutrient-diets-on-litter-performance-of-heat-stressed-lactating-sows
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Yohan Choi, Abdolreza Hosseindoust, Minju Kim, Alip Kumar, Seungmin Oh, Young Hwa Kim, Byung Jo Chae
Objective: The present study investigated the litter performance of multiparous sows fed 3% and 6% densified diets at farrowing to weaning during summer with mean maximum room temperature of 30.5°C. Methods: A total of 60 crossbred multiparous sows were allotted to one of three treatments based on body weight according to a completely randomized design. Three different nutrient levels based on NRC were applied as standard diet (ST; ME, 3300 kcal/kg), high nutrient level 1 (HE1; ST + 3% higher energy and 16...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914097/advanced-glycation-end-products-interfere-in-luteinizing-hormone-and-follicle-stimulating-hormone-signaling-in-human-granulosa-kgn-cells
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Eleni A Kandaraki, Antonios Chatzigeorgiou, Efstathia Papageorgiou, Christina Piperi, Christos Adamopoulos, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Michael Koutsilieris, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
Advanced glycation end products accumulate in the ovarian granulosa-cell layer of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Taken that the MAPK/ERK-pathway is a key regulator of oocyte maturation and function, consisting the main pathway used by the gonadotrophic hormones (luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone) to control ovulation, the present study aims to assess advanced glycation end products' interference into luteinizing hormone-and follicle stimulating hormone-signaling via the MAPK/ERK-pathway in the human granulosa KGN cell line...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912339/reproductive-and-metabolic-features-during-puberty-in-sons-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Nicolas Crisosto, Barbara Echiburú, Manuel Maliqueo, Marta Luchsinger, Pedro Rojas, Sergio Recabarren, Teresa Sir-Petermann
CONTEXT: Intrauterine life may be implicated in the origin of polycystic cvary syndrome (PCOS) modifying the endocrine and metabolic function of children born to PCOS mothers independently of the genetic inheritance and gender. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reproductive and metabolic function in sons of women with PCOS during puberty. METHODS: Sixty nine PCOSs and 84 control sons (Cs) 7 to 18 years old matched by Tanner stage score were studied...
September 14, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912046/seasonal-expression-of-luteinizing-hormone-receptor-and-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-in-testes-of-the-wild-ground-squirrels-citellus-dauricus-brandt
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Junjie Wang, Ying Wang, Manyu Zhu, Fengwei Zhang, Xia Sheng, Haolin Zhang, Yingying Han, Zhengrong Yuan, Qiang Weng
The objective of this study was to evaluate whether luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and their receptors luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) and follicle stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) play roles in the seasonal spermatogenesis of the wild ground squirrels. To that end, we characterized the testicular immunolocalization of LHR and FSHR, their expression on both mRNA and protein levels, as well as serum concentrations of LH and FSH in male wild ground squirrels throughout the annual reproductive cycle...
September 11, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911176/new-insights-into-the-role-of-estrogens-in-male-fertility-based-on-findings-in-aromatase-deficient-zebrafish
#7
Haipei Tang, Yu Chen, Yun Liu, Yike Yin, Gaofei Li, Yin Guo, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin
It has been demonstrated that estrogens are indispensable for male fertility in mammals. Aromatase (encoded by CYP19) catalyzes the final step of estradiol biosynthesis. However, less is known about the role of aromatase in male fertility in nonmammalian species. Fish aromatase is encoded by two separate genes: the gonad-specific cyp19a1a and the brain-specific cyp19a1b. In a recent study, we used transcription activatorlike effector nucleases to systematically generate cyp19a1a and cyp19a1b mutant lines and a cyp19a1a;cyp19a1b double-mutant line in zebrafish and demonstrated that cyp19a1a was indispensable for sex differentiation...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911173/lithium-chloride-increases-cox-2-expression-and-pge2-production-in-a-human-granulosa-lutein-svog-cell-line-via-a-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Long Bai, Hsun-Ming Chang, Jung-Chien Cheng, Guiyan Chu, Peter C K Leung, Gongshe Yang
Lithium chloride (LiCl) is widely prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorders and is associated with a higher incidence of reproductive adverse effects. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and its derivative, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), play regulatory roles in the human ovulatory process. Whether LiCl affects ovulation by regulating COX2 expression and PGE2 production in the human ovary is still largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of LiCl on the expression of COX-2 and production of PGE2 in human granulosa-lutein (hGL) cells, as well as the mechanisms underlying this effect...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906554/changes-in-phytochemical-composition-bioactivity-and-in-vitro-digestibility-of-guayusa-leaves-ilex-guayusa-loes-in-different-ripening-stages
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José Villacís-Chiriboga, Almudena García-Ruiz, Nieves Baenas, Diego A Moreno, Antonio J Meléndez-Martínez, Carla M Stinco, Lourdes Jerves-Andrade, Fabián León-Tamariz, Johanna Ortiz-Ulloa, Jenny Ruales
BACKGROUND: Guayusa (Ilex guayusa Loes.) leaves, native of the Ecuadorian amazon, are popularly used for preparing teas. This study aimed to assess the influence of leaf age on the phenolic compounds and carotenoids, and the bioactivity and digestibility (in vitro) of aqueous and hydroalcoholic leaf extracts. RESULTS: In total, 14 phenolic compounds were identified and quantified. Chlorogenic acid and quercetin-3-O-hexose were the main representatives of the hydroxycinnamic acids and flavonols, respectively...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904502/antispermatogenic-mechanism-of-trona-is-associated-with-lipid-peroxidation-but-not-testosterone-suppression
#10
Ayodeji F Ajayi, Roland E Akhigbe
BACKGROUND: About half of the cases of infertility in couples have been attributed to male factor. Despite the claim in folklore medicine that trona (a sesquicarbonate or hydrated carbonate of sodium) causes fetal loss, its effect on male reproductive function has not been investigated. AIM: This study sought to provide scientific evidence on the effect of trona on sperm characteristics, male reproductive hormones and organs, and lipid peroxidation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats of comparable weights were used for the study...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904496/serum-amh-level-to-predict-the-hyper-response-in-women-with-pcos-and-non-pcos-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-in-art
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Radha Vembu, Nellepalli Sanjeeva Reddy
BACKGROUND: It is essential to determine the cut-off value of serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) to predict the hyper response in assisted reproductive technology (ART). There are few studies mentioning the cut-off value for the hyper response in infertile women but not specifically for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and non-PCOS groups. With this in background, this study was conducted. AIM: To determine the cut-off value of serum AMH to predict the hyper response in women with PCOS and non-PCOS undergoing a controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in ART...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903472/gnrh-antagonist-versus-long-agonist-protocols-in-ivf-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-accounting-for-patient-type
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C B Lambalk, F R Banga, J A Huirne, M Toftager, A Pinborg, R Homburg, F van der Veen, M van Wely
BACKGROUND: Most reviews of IVF ovarian stimulation protocols have insufficiently accounted for various patient populations, such as ovulatory women, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or women with poor ovarian response, and have included studies in which the agonist or antagonist was not the only variable between the compared study arms. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim of the current study was to compare GnRH antagonist protocols versus standard long agonist protocols in couples undergoing IVF or ICSI, while accounting for various patient populations and treatment schedules...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899454/determination-of-carotenoids-in-infant-pediatric-and-adult-nutritionals-by-hplc-with-uv-visible-detection-single-laboratory-validation-first-action-2017-04
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Karen J Schimpf, Linda D Thompson, Shang-Jing Pan
This reversed-phase HPLC method uses C30 chromatography and UV-Vis spectroscopy to determine cis and trans isomers of lutein, β-carotene, and lycopene in infant, pediatric, and adult nutritionals. Samples are saponified with a mixture of potassium hydroxide, tetrahydrofuran, and methanol, and carotenoids are extracted from saponified samples with 75 + 25 hexane–methyl tertiary butyl ether (MtBE). After extraction, a portion of the organic layer is evaporated to dryness, and the residue is dissolved in 75 + 25 10% butylated hydroxytoluene in methanol–MtBE...
September 12, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895235/infrared-assisted-extraction-and-hplc-analysis-of-prunus-armeniaca-l-pomace-and-detoxified-kernel-and-their-antidiabetic-effects
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Karim Raafat, Nada El-Darra, Fatima A Saleh, Hiba N Rajha, Richard G Maroun, Nicolas Louka
INTRODUCTION: Prunus armeniaca L. (P. armeniaca) is one of the medicinal plants with a high safety-profile. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to make an infrared-assisted extraction (IR-AE) of P. armeniaca fruit (pomace) and kernel, and analyse them using reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) aided method. METHODS: IR-AE is a novel-technique aimed at increasing the extraction-efficiency. The antidiabetic-potentials of the P...
September 12, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894900/interaction-between-luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-and-gm1-doped-cholesterol-sphingomyelin-vesicles-a-spectroscopic-study
#15
Zarrin Shahzadi, Chaitali Mukhopadhyay
Understanding the role of neural membrane in translocation and action of neurohormone is of great importance. Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) is a neuropeptide hormone and it acts as a final signaling molecule by stimulating the synthesis of LH and FSH to maintain reproduction in all vertebrates. The receptors of LHRH are found in breast tumors and pituitary gland in the brain. Moreover, neural plasma membrane is also found to contain specific binding site for LHRH. The mechanism by which LHRH binds to membrane before it binds to the receptors is a very critical step and can have a profound impact upon the translation of peptide across the membrane...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893091/lutein-induces-autophagy-via-beclin-1-upregulation-in-iec-6-rat-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Chi-Jen Chang, Ji-Fan Lin, Chien-Yu Hsiao, Hsun-Hao Chang, Hsin-Ju Li, Hsun-Hsien Chang, Gon-Ann Lee, Chi-Feng Hung
Lutein is a carotenoid with anti-oxidant properties. Autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved catabolic cellular pathway for coping with stress conditions, is responsive to reactive oxygen species (ROS) and degrades damaged organelles. We previously demonstrated that lutein can induce anti-oxidant enzymes to relieve methotrexate-induced ROS stress. We therefore hypothesized that lutein, which activates ROS-scavenging enzymes, can also induce autophagy for cell survival. In this study, we demonstrated that lutein treatment attenuated the reduction in cell viability caused by H2O2...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887616/amitriptyline-plays-important-roles-in-modifying-the-ovarian-morphology-and-improving-its-functions-in-rats-with-estradiol-valerate-induced-polycystic-ovary
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Xinqiang Li, Shufen Wang, Li Zhang, Lei Zhang, Jiali Liu, Haoshu Luo, Kemian Gou, Sheng Cui
Previous studies demonstrated that depression is more prevalent in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this study, we aimed to determine whether amitriptyline (AMT), an antidepressant drug, plays a role in preventing PCOS. The results showed that AMT modified ovarian morphology improved the ovarian functions and estrus cycle in estradiol valerate (EV)-induced polycystic ovary (PCO). AMT restored the levels of estradiol (E2), testosterone (T) and progesterone (P4) to normal, and elevated the level of luteinizing hormone (LH) in EV-induced PCO...
September 8, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887327/uterine-flushings-from-women-treated-with-levonorgestrel-affect-sperm-functionality-in-vitro
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Mayel Chirinos, Marta Durand, María Elena González-González, Gabriela Hernández-Silva, Israel Maldonado-Rosas, Pablo Lopez, Fernando Larrea
Levonorgestrel (LNG), a synthetic 19 nor-testosterone derivative, is widely used for emergency contraception. It is well known that LNG prevents ovulation only when given prior to the surge of serum luteinizing hormone (LH) during the periovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle. This observation suggests that LNG, given its contraceptive efficacy, has additional effects other than those affecting ovulation. In this study, we have evaluated the effects on human sperm functionality of uterine flushings (UF) obtained from women at day LH+1 of a control cycle (CTR-LH+1) and after receiving LNG (LNG-LH+1) two days before the surge of LH...
September 8, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884844/an-open-label-clinical-trial-assessing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-bend-skincare-anti-aging-formula-on-minimal-erythema-dose-in-skin
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Nancy L Morse, Anna-Jean Reid, Marc St-Onge
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Sunburn and other health risks associated with excess sun exposure place huge economic burdens on societies, and create discomfort and disease within susceptible individuals. Oral supplements that reduce sunburn may be advantageous. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bend Skincare Anti-Aging Formula to ameliorate sunburn induced with a solar simulator. METHODS: Subjects (n= 28) with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I, II or III took four capsules daily of the supplement providing 1400 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)+ docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), 120 mg of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), 5 mg of lutein, 2...
September 8, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883825/seed-carotenoid-and-tocochromanol-composition-of-wild-fabaceae-species-is-shaped-by-phylogeny-and-ecological-factors
#20
Beatriz Fernández-Marín, Fátima Míguez, Leire Méndez-Fernández, Agustí Agut, José M Becerril, José I García-Plazaola, Ilse Kranner, Louise Colville
Carotenoids distribution and function in seeds have been very scarcely studied, notwithstanding their pivotal roles in plants that include photosynthesis and phytohormone synthesis, pigmentation, membrane stabilization and antioxidant activity. Their relationship with tocochromanols, whose critical role in maintaining seed viability has already been evidenced, and with chlorophylls, whose retention in mature seed is thought to have negative effects on storability, remain also unexplored. Here, we aimed at elucidating seed carotenoids relationship with tocochromanols and chlorophylls with regard to phylogenetic and ecological traits and at understanding their changes during germination...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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