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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444589/ripening-improves-the-content-of-carotenoid-%C3%AE-tocopherol-and-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-l-fruits
#1
Ramesh Kumar Saini, Ahmad Jawid Zamany, Young-Soo Keum
The tomato fruits during different stages of ripening have been extensively characterized for nutritionally important bioactives; however, changes in fatty acid composition are not available. Thus, in the present study, changes in fatty acid, along with carotenoid and α-tocopherol, were studied during the six stages of ripening. Fruits were harvested at the green, breaker, turning, pink, light red, and red stages, which occurred at means of 30, 35, 40, 46, 50, and 55 days after anthesis (DAE), respectively...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443256/change-in-body-mass-index-and-insulin-resistance-after-1-year-treatment-with-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-in-girls-with-central-precocious-puberty
#2
Jina Park, Jae Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) is used as a therapeutic agent for central precocious puberty (CPP); however, increased obesity may subsequently occur. This study compared body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance during the first year of GnRHa treatment for CPP. METHODS: Patient group included 83 girls (aged 7.0-8.9 years) with developed breasts and a peak luteinizing hormone level of ≥5 IU/L after GnRH stimulation. Control group included 48 prepubertal girls...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442641/regulation-of-uridine-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase-2b15-expression-during-ovulation-in-the-rat
#3
Phuong T M Dam, You-Jee Jang, Jae-Il Park, Bum-Chae Choi, Sang-Jin Song, Sang-Young Chun
Uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase 2B15 (UGT2B15) conjugates 5α-androstane-3α, 17β-diol (3α-diol) to 3α-diol glucuronide (3α-diol G) in steroid target tissues. The present study investigated the regulation of UGT2B15 expression during the ovulatory process in the rat. Real-time PCR analysis revealed that treatment of immature rats with equine chorionic gonadotropin followed by human chorionic gonadotropin transiently stimulated UGT2B15 gene expression in granulosa cells of preovulatory follicles within 6 h...
April 22, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442639/astaxanthin-increases-progesterone-production-in-cultured-bovine-luteal-cells
#4
Hachiro Kamada, Satoshi Akagi, Shinya Watanabe
Although astaxanthin (AST) is known to be a strong antioxidant, its effects on reproductive function in domestic animals have not yet been elucidated in detail. Therefore, we investigated the effects of AST on luteal cells, which produce progesterone (P4), an important hormone for maintaining pregnancy. Luteal cells were prepared by collagenase dispersion of the corpus luteum (CL). The addition of racemic AST at a low concentration (<10 nM) to cultured bovine luteal cells increased P4 in the culture medium (P<0...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441807/-the-change-of-female-progesterone-level-and-blood-calcium-concentration-in-perimenopausal-women-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#5
S F Wang, L Zhang, G H Li, W W Zhang, Y P Wang, B Geng
Objective: The estrogen level and blood calcium concentration changes were studied on menopausal women with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Methods: Between January 2015 and January 2016, 70 menopause women with BPPV in outpatient clinics of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Inner Mongolia Medical University Affiliated Hospital were included in this study as research group, while 30 menopause healthy women who came to hospital for check-up were included as control group. Serum levels of estradiol (E2), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), progesterone (PRO), testosterone (T), serum prolactin (PRL) and the calcium concentration were analysed and comparied between research group and control group...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441547/phthalate-exposure-even-below-us-epa-reference-doses-was-associated-with-semen-quality-and-reproductive-hormones-prospective-marhcs-study-in-general-population
#6
Qing Chen, Huan Yang, Niya Zhou, Lei Sun, Huaqiong Bao, Lu Tan, Hongqiang Chen, Xi Ling, Guowei Zhang, Linping Huang, Lianbing Li, Mingfu Ma, Hao Yang, Xiaogang Wang, Peng Zou, Kaige Peng, Taixiu Liu, Xiefei Shi, Dejian Feng, Ziyuan Zhou, Lin Ao, Zhihong Cui, Jia Cao
BACKGROUND: Environment-Protection-Agency Reference Doses (EPA RfDs) for phthalate intakes are based on limited evidence, especially regarding low-dose male-reproductive toxicity. This study investigates the association between phthalate exposure and semen parameters and reproductive hormones in a general population with low phthalate exposure compared to the EPA RfDs. METHODS: The MARHCS (Male-Reproductive-Health-in-Chongqing-College-Students) cohort recruited 796 male students, who experienced a relocation of campuses and shifting environmental exposure...
April 22, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440717/serum-carotenoid-interactions-in-premenopausal-women-reveal-%C3%AE-carotene-is-negatively-impacted-by-body-fat
#7
Emily Taylor Nuss, Ashley R Valentine, Zhumin Zhang, HuiChuan Jennifer Lai, Sherry A Tanumihardjo
Increasing body mass indices (BMIs) across the globe reflect pandemic shifts towards habitual positive energy imbalances. Excess body fat in individuals is often associated with high-energy and high-fat diets scanty in fresh produce. Carotenoids are fat-soluble pigments plentiful in many fruits and vegetables. They are well-known for provitamin A and antioxidant functions, but little research has been done related to carotenoid-body mass interactions. Serum carotenoids were analyzed relative to body fat to determine correlations between major serum carotenoids, retinol, BMI, fat mass, and lean mass...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440715/gnrh-agonist-triggering-for-final-oocyte-maturation-in-gnrh-antagonist-ivf-cycles-induces-decreased-lh-pulse-rate-and-amplitude-in-early-luteal-phase-a-possible-luteolysis-mechanism
#8
Samer Tannus, Yechiel Burke, Christopher R McCartney, Shahar Kol
The use of GnRH agonist to trigger final oocyte maturation in GnRH-antagonist in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles has been shown to significantly reduce or even eliminate the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) by inducing rapid luteolysis early in the luteal phase. The exact mechanism of this early luteolysis is still widely unknown. Since luteinizing hormone (LH) has a major role in corpus luteum support, we sought to explore the pattern of LH secretion early in the luteal phase. Ten high risk patients for developing OHSS and triggered with GnRH agonist were included...
April 25, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440521/-effect-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-sex-hormone-in-male-severe-obesity
#9
Cuiling Zhu, Yi Zhang, Xingchun Wang, Jingyang Gao, Liesheng Lu, Donglei Zhou, Shen Qu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy(LSG) on sex hormone in male patients with severe obesity. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed in 31 male patient with severe obese [body mass index(BMI) ≥28 kg/m(2), obesity group] who underwent LSG in Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University from December 2012 to May 2016. The anthropometric parameters(weight, BMI, waist circumference, hip circumference, waist-hip ratio, body fat percentage), glucose metabolic indices [fasting plasma glucose(FPG), fasting insulin (FINS), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance index(HOMA-IR)], and sex hormone parameters [estradiol(E2), total testosterone (TT), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH)] were collected preoperatively and 1, 3, 6 months postoperatively...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439698/synergistic-effects-of-cigarette-smoking-and-varicocele-on-semen-parameters-in-715-patients
#10
Badereddin Mohamad Al-Ali, Klaus Eredics
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether there is a synergistic effect of varicocele and smoking status on semen parameters. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of 715 men attending an infertility clinic between 2001 and 2009 was carried out. The presence of a varicocele was determined by clinical examination and cigarette smoking habits were documented allowing patients to be divided into 4 groups: non-smokers (n = 369), mild smokers (n = 186, 1-10 cigarettes/day), moderate smokers (n = 129, 10-20 cigarettes/day) and heavy smokers (n = 31, over 20 cigarettes/day)...
April 24, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438188/luteinizing-hormone-elevation-in-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Shengyuan Ran, Qi Yu, Shan Deng, Ling Xu
BACKGROUND: Ovarian granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are the most common type of potentially malignant ovarian sex cord-stromal tumor. GCTs often produce estrogen and/or progesterone; consequently, symptoms related to hyperestrogenism are common at diagnosis. Nonspecific symptoms or signs associated with this neoplasm include amenorrhea and changes in various sex hormone levels, which can be hard to diagnose or explain. The aims of this report were to describe a case of GCT with rare presentations and to review the pertinent literature...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436168/effects-of-nitrogen-fertilizer-and-harvesting-stage-on-photosynthetic-pigments-and-phytol-contents-of-italian-ryegrass-silage
#12
Renlong Lv, Mabrouk El-Sabagh, Taketo Obitsu, Toshihisa Sugino, Yuzo Kurokawa, Kensuke Kawamura
This study aimed to investigate the effects of nitrogen (N) fertilizer application and harvesting stage on the contents of chlorophyll, phytol and carotenoids (β-carotene and lutein) in Italian ryegrass herbage before and after ensiling, and the extent of phytol preservation after ensiling. Three rates of N fertilizer (0, 60 and 120 kg N/ha) were applied by top-dressing as an additional fertilizer. The herbage harvested at booting stage (27 weeks of age) or heading stage (29 weeks of age) were wilted for 1 day, then ensiled for 60 days using a small-scale pouch system...
April 24, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435188/effect-of-kisspeptin-on-in-vitro-maturation-of-sheep-oocytes
#13
Priyanka Byri, Arunakumari Gangineni, K Ramachandra Reddy, K B P Raghavender
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of kisspeptin (KP) on in vitro maturation (IVM) of sheep oocytes aspirated from the ovaries collected from slaughterhouse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two different experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of KP (5, 10 and 15 µg/ml) alone (experiment 1) or in combination with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and Estradiol (E2) (experiment 2) on IVM of sheep oocytes. Tissue culture medium 199 supplemented with Gentamicin was used as control medium...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433506/heifers-express-g-protein-coupled-receptor-61-in-anterior-pituitary-gonadotrophs-in-stage-dependent-manner
#14
Kiran Pandey, Onalenna Kereilwe, Vitaliano Borromeo, Hiroya Kadokawa
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptors (GnRHRs) colocalize with insulin and glucocorticoid receptors in lipid rafts of the gonadotroph plasma membrane, where they facilitate downstream signaling. We recently found that orphan G-protein-coupled receptor (GPR)61 is expressed in the anterior pituitary (AP) of heifers, leading us to speculate that GPR61 colocalizes with GnRHR in the plasma membrane of gonadotroph and is expressed at specific times of the reproductive cycle. To test this hypothesis, we examined the coexpression of GnRHR, GPR61, and either luteinizing hormone (LH) β subunit or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) β subunit in AP tissue and cultured AP cells by immunofluorescence microscopy...
April 4, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432801/weight-loss-in-obese-girls-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-is-associated-with-a-decrease-of-anti-muellerian-hormone-concentrations
#15
Thomas Reinehr, Alexandra Kulle, Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Nina Lass, Christina Bosse, Paul-Martin Holterhus
OBJECTIVE: The Anti- Muellerian Hormone (AMH) has been reported as surrogate marker of antral follicles, which are the origins of hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Therefore, AMH may be useful for the diagnosis of PCOS. The objective was to study the longitudinal changes in AMH concentrations in girls with and without PCOS. DESIGN: This is a longitudinal study of obese girls participating in a 1-year lifestyle intervention. PATIENTS: Forty obese girls aged 13-16 years (50% with PCOS) were included in the study...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432091/suppressive-effects-of-tnf%C3%AE-il6-and-macrophages-on-thecal-androgen-production
#16
Moafaq S Samir, Claire Glister, Dareen Mattar, Mhairi Laird, Philip G Knight
Pro-inflammatory cytokines secreted by macrophages and other cell-types are implicated as intra-ovarian factors affecting different aspects of ovarian function including follicle and corpus luteum 'turnover', steroidogenesis and angiogenesis. Here, we compared granulosal (GC) and thecal (TC) expression of TNF, IL6 and their receptors (TNFR1, TNFRSF1B, IL6R) during bovine antral follicle development; all five mRNA transcripts were detected in both GC and TC and statistically significant cell-type and follicle stage-related differences were evident...
April 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431432/contrast-sensitivity-and-lateral-inhibition-are-enhanced-with-macular-carotenoid-supplementation
#17
James M Stringham, Kevin J O'Brien, Nicole T Stringham
Purpose: Once deposited in the retina, the so-called macular carotenoids lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z), and mesozeaxanthin (MZ) have been shown to enhance visual performance. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether increasing macular pigment optical density (MPOD) could enhance lateral inhibitory processes, and thereby improve contrast sensitivity (CS). Methods: A total of 59 young (18-25 years), healthy individuals participated in this 1-year, double-masked, placebo-controlled study...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429904/effect-of-lutein-supplementation-on-visual-function-in-nonproliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
#18
Ping-Chuan Zhang, Chang-Rui Wu, Zhi-Lun Wang, Li-Yuan Wang, Yue Han, Shu-Liu Sun, Qing-Shan Li, Le Ma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether supplementation with lutein improved visual function in patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 31 patients with NPDR were assigned randomly to 10 mg/d of lutein or identical placebo for 36 weeks. Visual performance indices, including visual acuity (VA), contrast sensitivity (CS) and glare sensitivity (GS) at four different spatial frequencies, were measured at baseline, week 18 and 36...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428855/conditions-on-the-mexican-moulting-grounds-influence-feather-colour-and-carotenoids-in-bullock-s-orioles-icterus-bullockii
#19
Kaitlin L Sparrow, Kingsley K Donkor, Nancy J Flood, Peter P Marra, Andrew G Pillar, Matthew W Reudink
Carotenoid-based plumage coloration plays a critical role for both inter- and intrasexual communication. Habitat and diet during molt can have important consequences for the development of the ornamental signals used in these contexts. When molt occurs away from the breeding grounds (e.g., pre-alternate molt on the wintering grounds, or stopover molt), discerning the influence of habitat and diet can be particularly important, as these effects may result in important carryover effects that influence territory acquisition or mate choice in subsequent seasons...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428445/pectinase-treated-panax-ginseng-protects-heat-stress-induced-testicular-damage-in-rats
#20
Min Kyoung Kim, Kyu-Min Cha, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Un-Kyu Park, Seok Kyo Seo, Sang-Ho Lee, Min-Sik Jeong, SiHyun Cho, Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Si-Kwan Kim
Testicular hyperthermia is well studied to cause impaired spermatogenesis. In the present study, the protective effect of enzymatically modified (pectinase-treated) Panax ginseng (GINST) against intermittent sub-chronic heat stress-induced testicular damage in rats was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: normal control (NC), heat-stressed control (HC), heat-stressed plus GINST-100 mg/kg/day (HG100) and heat-stressed plus GINST-200 mg/kg/day (HG200) treatment groups. GINST (100 and 200 mg/kg/day) was mixed separately with a regular pellet diet and was administered orally for 8 weeks starting from 1 week before heat exposure...
June 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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