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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531562/the-effects-of-lutein-on-respiratory-health-across-the-life-course-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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Debora Melo van Lent, Elisabeth T M Leermakers, Sirwan K L Darweesh, Eduardo M Moreira, Myrte J Tielemans, Taulant Muka, Anna Vitezova, Rajiv Chowdhury, Wichor M Bramer, Guy G Brusselle, Janine F Felix, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Oscar H Franco
BACKGROUND: Lutein, a fat-soluble carotenoid present in green leafy vegetables and eggs, has strong antioxidant properties and could therefore be important for respiratory health. DESIGN: We systematically reviewed the literature for articles that evaluated associations of lutein (intake, supplements or blood levels) with respiratory outcomes, published in Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central, PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar, up to August 2014. RESULTS: We identified one Randomized Control Trial (RCT), two longitudinal, four prospective and six cross-sectional studies...
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530602/bioactive-compound-and-antioxidant-activity-distribution-in-roller-milled-and-pearled-fractions-of-conventional-and-pigmented-wheat-varieties
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Debora Giordano, Monica Locatelli, Fabiano Travaglia, Matteo Bordiga, Amedeo Reyneri, Jean Daniel Coïsson, Massimo Blandino
In this study, the chemical composition of pigmented wheats (yellow, purple and blue types), and the distribution of the bioactive compounds in their roller-milled and pearled fractions, were compared with conventional wheats (red and white types). Roller-milling promoted the recovery of total dietary fiber, β-glucans, phenolic acids and anthocyanins in the bran fraction, which resulted also in a higher total antioxidant activity than the refined flour. Conversely, lutein resulted mainly concentrated in the refined flour...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529085/variations-in-native-protein-glycation-and-plasma-antioxidants-in-several-birds-of-prey
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Tana Ingram, Jessica Zuck, Chad R Borges, Patrick Redig, Karen L Sweazea
Birds are an anomaly among vertebrates as they are remarkably long-lived despite having naturally high blood glucose and metabolic rates. For mammals, hyperglycemia leads to oxidative stress and protein glycation. In contrast, many studies have shown that domestic and wild birds are relatively resistant to these glucose-mediated pathologies. Surprisingly very little research has examined protein glycation in birds of prey, which by nature consume a diet high in protein and fat that promotes gluconeogenesis...
May 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528704/from-neuro-pigments-to-neural-efficiency-the-relationship-between-retinal-carotenoids-and-behavioral-and-neuroelectric-indices-of-cognitive-control-in-childhood
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Anne M Walk, Naiman A Khan, Sasha M Barnett, Lauren B Raine, Arthur F Kramer, Neal J Cohen, Christopher J Moulton, Lisa M Renzi-Hammond, Billy R Hammond, Charles H Hillman
Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments known to preferentially accumulate in neural tissue. Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD), a non-invasive measure of retinal carotenoids and surrogate measure of brain carotenoid concentration, has been associated with disease prevention and cognitive health. Superior MPOD status in later adulthood has been shown to provide neuroprotective effects on cognition. Given that childhood signifies a critical period for carotenoid accumulation in brain, it is likely that the beneficial impact would be evident during development, though this relationship has not been directly investigated...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527371/lutein-exerts-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Rosanna W S Chung, Per Leanderson, Anna K Lundberg, Lena Jonasson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Many coronary artery disease (CAD) patients exhibit chronic low-grade inflammation. Carotenoids are anti-oxidants with potential anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we first assessed relationships between interleukin (IL)-6 and individual carotenoids in plasma from CAD patients. Based on the results, we proceeded to assess anti-inflammatory effects of one carotenoid, lutein, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from CAD patients. METHODS: Lutein + zeaxanthin (isomers with lutein being dominant), β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, α- and β-carotene and IL-6 were measured in plasma from 134 patients with stable angina (SA) and 59 patients with acute coronary syndrome...
May 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522875/serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-men
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Fengbin Gao, Boren Jiang, Zhen Cang, Ningjian Wang, Bing Han, Qin Li, Yi Chen, Yingchao Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Hualing Zhai, Chi Chen, Meng Lu, Ying Meng, Yingli Lu, Zhoujun Shen
The role that serum uric acid (UA) plays in the pathophysiological development of erectile dysfunction (ED) is controversial. We aimed to screen the factors related with ED, and to examine the association between serum UA and ED. Our data were derived from a cross-sectional Survey on Prevalence in East China for Metabolic Diseases and Risk Factors study in 2014-2015. Questionnaire of International Index of Erectile Dysfunction-5 was used for assessment of ED. Data were collected in three general communities respectively...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522409/neonatal-exposure-to-17%C3%AE-ethynyl-estradiol-ee-disrupts-follicle-development-and-reproductive-hormone-profiles-in-female-rats
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Haolin Zhang, Kazuyoshi Taya, Kentaro Nagaoka, Midori Yoshida, Gen Watanabe
Toxic effects induced by exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals during fetal and neonatal periods can be irreversible and exert effects throughout an animal's entire life. Our previous study showed that neonatal exposure to 17α-ethynyl estradiol (EE) induced irregular estrous cycle in adults. To uncover the reason for the delayed effect after neonatal exposure to EE, reproductive parameters including ovarian weight, ovarian steroidogenesis, and hormonal profiles were investigated in developing female rats...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522293/direct-action-of-adiponectin-ameliorates-increased-androgen-synthesis-and-reduces-insulin-receptor-expression-in-the-polycystic-ovary
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Anusha Singh, Puran Bora, Amitabh Krishna
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine and metabolic disorder of reproductive age females, leading to infertility. Despite extensive research, the exact pathophysiology and treatment are lacking. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the direct role of adiponectin either alone or together with luteinizing hormone (LH) on sex hormone synthesis and changes in insulin receptor (IR) in the ovary of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-treated PCOS-mice. Immunohistochemical study showed decreased expression of adiponectin receptor (AdipoR1) in PCOS-ovary which correlated with increased synthesis of androgen and decreased expression of IR...
May 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520939/dietary-intake-of-antioxidant-vitamins-and-carotenoids-and-risk-of-developing-active-tuberculosis-in-a-prospective-population-based-cohort
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Avril Z Soh, Cynthia B E Chee, Yee-Tang Wang, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
Antioxidants may protect against oxidative stress, which is associated with tuberculosis disease. However, direct evidence for the protective association between dietary antioxidants and tuberculosis incidence in humans has been lacking. The relation between intake of antioxidant vitamins (A, C, D, E) and individual carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein) and tuberculosis incidence was examined in the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a prospective cohort of 63,257 adults 45-74 years old enrolled during 1993-1998...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515223/associations-between-male-reproductive-characteristics-and-the-outcome-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-art
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Zhangshun Liu, Xiaohong Shi, Lihong Wang, Yan Yang, Qiang Fu, Minfang Tao
This study was designed to investigate the relationships between indicators of male body-mass index (BMI), age, reproductive hormone levels, semen parameters and the outcomes of assisted reproductive technology (ART). The clinical data were collected from 636 couples who underwent ART at the reproductive center involved in our study. Pearson's correlation or Spearman rank correlation was applied to establish the relevant correlation coefficients. The correlation between influence factors' and pregnancy outcomes was analyzed using the Logistic regression model...
May 17, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511808/astaxanthin-from-shrimp-efficiently-modulates-oxidative-stress-and-allied-cell-death-progression-in-mcf-7-cells-treated-synergistically-with-%C3%AE-carotene-and-lutein-from-greens
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Poorigali Raghavendra-Rao Sowmya, Bangalore Prabhashankar Arathi, Kariyappa Vijay, Vallikannan Baskaran, Rangaswamy Lakshminarayana
This study investigated the synergistic efficacy of keto-carotenoid astaxanthin (AST, from shrimp) plus hydrocarbon (β-carotene, BC) and hydroxyl (lutein, L) carotenoids (from greens) on molecular events in MCF-7 cells. MCF-7 cells were treated with either of carotenoid (20 μM, AST or BC or L) separately or the mixture of them (an equimolar concentration of carotenoids mixture, CM) or saponified carotenoid extract from shrimp (SSCE) for 48 h and analyzed cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis. The IC50 and combination-index values of AST co-treatment with a lower concentration of BC and L (5 μM) exhibited enhanced cytotoxicity and oxidative stress as compared with individual carotenoids or SSCE...
May 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506471/genetics-of-gonadotropins-and-their-receptors-as-markers-of-ovarian-reserve-and-response-in-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
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Laura Riccetti, Francesco De Pascali, Lisa Gilioli, Daniele Santi, Giulia Brigante, Manuela Simoni, Livio Casarini
Several controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) protocols have been developed to increase the yield of mature oocytes retrieved in assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs). The ovarian reserve (OR) influences the COS response, and it represents the main parameter that helps clinicians in refining clinical treatments in the perspective of a "personalized" ART. This approach is even more needed in particular conditions such as poor OR or polycystic ovary syndrome. Follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and human chorionic gonadotropin are currently used in COS at different combinations and with different efficacies, even if the best approach definition is controversial...
April 17, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506467/apoptosis-of-bovine-granulosa-cells-intracellular-pathways-and-differentiation
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M C Carou, P R Cruzans, A Maruri, M G Farina, C D Fiorito, G Olea, D M Lombardo
Follicular atresia in granulosa and theca cells occurs by apoptosis through weak hormonal stimulation. We have previously proposed an in vitro model to study this process by inducing apoptosis in BGC-1, a bovine granulosa cell line, and in primary cultures from ovaries with or without corpus luteum (CPGB+ and CPGB-, respectively), with different doses of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs (leuprolide acetate (LA) as agonist and antide as antagonist). BGC-1 represent immature granulosa cells, whereas CPGB represent different degrees of luteinization...
May 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506466/impaired-steroidogenesis-in-the-testis-of-leptin-deficient-mice-ob-ob
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Fabiane Ferreira Martins, Marcia Barbosa Aguila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda
The obesity and its comorbidities, including resistance to leptin, impacts the reproductive function. Testes express leptin receptors in the germ cells and Leydig cells. Then, leptin-deficient animals are obese and infertile. We aimed to evaluate the structure and steroidogenic pathway of the testis of deficient leptin mice. Three months old male C57BL/6 mice (wild-type, WT) and deficient leptin (ob/ob) mice had their testes dissected and prepared for analyses. Compared to the WT group, the ob/ob group showed a greater body mass with smaller testes, and alterations in the germinative epithelium: fewer spermatogonia, spermatocytes, and spermatids...
May 13, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504504/-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-and-multiple-hormonal-deficiency-an-unusual-association-clinical-case
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Víctor M Mora-Bautista, Víctor Mendoza-Rojas, Gustavo A Contreras-García
Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a genetic disease characterized by distinctive facial features, failure to thrive, microcephaly and several malformations associated. Its main endocrinological features are anomalies of the genitalia. We present a 13-year-old boy, who suffered from complicated aspiration pneumonia and showed Cornelia de Lange syndrome phenotype, with global developmental delay, suction-swallowing abnormalities, short stature and abnormal genitalia associated. His bone age was delayed, so he underwent full endocrinological panel...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502228/the-toxic-effects-of-polychlorinated-biphenyl-aroclor-1242-on-tm3-leydig-cells
#16
Yasemin Aydin, Melike Erkan
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous and persistent environmental contaminants that disrupt endocrine function in biological systems, especially in the male reproductive system. Previous studies on the reproductive toxicity of PCBs have focused on the impairment of spermatogenesis, disruption of steroidogenesis, decreased sperm number, and infertility. Aroclor 1242 is a commercial mixture with an average of 42% chlorine by weight. The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the hazardous effects of Aroclor 1242 on Leydig cells through an evaluation of cell viability, lipid peroxidation, hydroxyl radicals, H2O2 production, antioxidant enzymes, and steroidogenic enzymes...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502202/cooking-processes-increase-bioactive-compounds-in-organic-and-conventional-green-beans
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Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima, Sergio Marques Costa, Kamila de Almeida Monaco, Maira Rodrigues Uliana, Roberto Morato Fernandez, Camila Renata Correa, Fabio Vianello, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Igor Otavio Minatel
The influence of cooking methods on chlorophyl, carotenoids, polyamines, polyphenols contents and antioxidant capacity were analyzed in organic and conventional green beans. The initial raw material had a higher content of chlorophyl and total phenolics in conventional green beans, whereas organic cultive favored flavonoid content and antioxidant capacity. Polyamines and carotenoids were similar for the two crop systems. After the cooking process, carotenoids (β-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin) increased. Microwave heating favored the enhancement of some polar compounds, whereas pressure cooking favored carotenoids...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501702/brown-adipose-tissue-activation-by-rutin-ameliorates-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-rat
#18
Tao Hu, Xiaoxue Yuan, Rongcai Ye, Huiqiao Zhou, Jun Lin, Chuanhai Zhang, Hanlin Zhang, Gang Wei, Meng Dong, Yuanyuan Huang, Wonchung Lim, Qingsong Liu, Hyuek Jong Lee, Wanzhu Jin
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrinopathy that is characterized by anovulation, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary. However, there is a lack of effective treatment for PCOS at present because the pathologic cause of PCOS has not been elucidated. Although it has been known that brown adipose tissue transplantation ameliorates PCOS by activating endogenous BAT, BAT transplantation is not applicable in clinic. Therefore, BAT activation with natural compound could be an effective treatment strategy for PCOS patients...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500826/serum-kisspeptin-concentrations-are-negatively-correlated-with-body-mass-index-in-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa-and-amenorrhea
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Flora Bacopoulou, George I Lambrou, Maria-Evangelia Rodanaki, Evgenia Stergioti, Vasiliki Efthymiou, Efthymios Deligeoroglou, Sophia I Markantonis
OBJECTIVE: To measure, for the first time, serum kisspeptin concentrations in adolescent females with anorexia nervosa (AN) and associated amenorrhea, and investigate potential correlations of kisspeptin with anthropometric, bone and hormonal data. DESIGN: Setting: University Adolescent Medicine Center. PARTICIPANTS: Females aged 12-20 years with typical or atypical AN (based on DSM-5 diagnostic criteria) and controls. INTERVENTIONS: Measurement of body mass index (BMI), whole body/lumbar spine bone mineral density and serum concentrations of kisspeptin, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin (PRL), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine, triiodothyronine, estradiol (E2), 17-hydroxyprogesterone...
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499133/value-of-digit-ratio-2d-4d-a-biomarker-of-prenatal-hormone-exposure-is-stable-across-the-menstrual-cycle
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Magdalena Klimek, Urszula M Marcinkowska, Grazyna Jasienska
Digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a marker of prenatal hormone exposure and, consequently, as a predictor of many characteristics throughout a woman's lifespan. A previous study has suggested that values of 2D:4D vary across menstrual cycles and further questioned the reliability of a single measurement of 2D:4D among cycling women, while another study failed to confirm these results. However, these studies estimated the timing of cycle phases based on a date of menstruation reported by participants and also had small sample sizes...
May 9, 2017: Early Human Development
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