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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161770/twin-models-of-environmental-and-genetic-influences-on-pubertal-development-salivary-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-adolescence
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Andrew D Grotzinger, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
OBJECTIVE: Research on sources of variation in adolescent's gonadal hormone levels is limited. We sought to decompose individual differences in adolescent testosterone, estradiol and pubertal status, into genetic and environmental components. DESIGN: A sample of male and female adolescent twins from the greater Austin and Houston areas provided salivary samples, with a subset of participants providing longitudinal data at two waves. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included 902 adolescent twins, 49% female, ages 13-20 years (M = 15...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161599/perfluorinated-alkyl-acids-and-fecundity-assessment-in-striped-mullet-mugil-cephalus-at-merritt-island-national-wildlife-refuge
#2
Jacqueline T Bangma, Jessica L Reiner, Russell H Lowers, Theresa M Cantu, Jacob Scott, Jeffrey E Korte, Doug M Scheidt, Chris McDonough, Jonathan Tucker, Brenton Back, Douglas H Adams, John A Bowden
This study investigated wild caught striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) for levels of 15 perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAA) in tandem with individual fecundity measurements (Oocyte sub-stage 2 late, n=42) and oocyte reproductive stages (Stages 1-5, n=128). PFAA measurements were quantified in striped mullet liver (n=128), muscle (n=49), and gonad (n=10). No significant negative impacts of liver PFAA burden on wild-caught, mullet fecundity endpoints were observed in this study; however, changes in PFAA were observed in the liver as mullet progressed through different sub-stages of oocyte development...
November 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161577/histological-characteristics-of-the-gonads-of-pig-fetuses-and-their-relationship-with-fetal-anatomical-measurements
#3
Thais Preisser Pontelo, José Rafael Miranda, Matheus Augusto Rodrigues Felix, Barbara Azevedo Pereira, William Eduardo da Silva, Gleide Fernandes Avelar, Flávia Cristina Martins Queiroz Mariano, Gregório Corrêa Guimarães, Márcio Gilberto Zangeronimo
The objective was to evaluate the histomorphometric characteristics of the testis and ovaries of pig fetuses at different gestational ages, as well as their correlation with some fetus measurements. Forty-four fetuses were separated for gender (male and female) and gestational age (50, 80 and 106days of gestation). After slaughter, fetuses had their body length, head and thoracic perimeters measured and their gonads submitted to histomorphometric analyses. The gonadal characteristics at different gestational ages were statistically compared, correlations with the fetal measurements were performed and equations to predict the gonadal characteristics from the fetal measurements were obtained...
November 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158290/a-comparative-proteome-profile-of-female-mouse-gonads-suggests-a-tight-link-between-the-electron-transport-chain-and-meiosis-initiation
#4
Cong Shen, Mingrui Li, Pan Zhang, Yueshuai Guo, Hao Zhang, Bo Zheng, Hui Teng, Tao Zhou, Xuejiang Guo, Ran Huo
Generation of haploid gametes by meiosis is a unique property of germ cells and is critical for sexual reproduction. Leaving mitosis and entering meiosis is a key step in germ cell development. Several inducers or intrinsic genes are known to be important for meiotic initiation, but the regulation of meiotic initiation, especially at the protein level, is still not well understood. We constructed a comparative proteome profile of female mouse fetal gonads at specific time points (11.5, 12.5, and 13.5 days post coitum), spanning a critical window for initiation of meiosis in female germ cells...
November 20, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158199/male-rat-exposure-to-low-dose-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-during-pre-pubertal-pubertal-and-post-pubertal-periods-impact-on-sperm-count-gonad-histology-and-testosterone-secretion
#5
Malha Oudir, Henni Chader, Bachir Bouzid, Kheira Bendisari, Batoul Latreche, Sofiane Boudalia, Mokrane Iguer-Ouada
Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is the most ubiquitous endocrine disruptor in the environment. The present study aimed to investigate the low dose effects of DEHP on the male reproductive system of rats exposed during the pre-pubertal, pubertal and post-pubertal periods. Male Wistar rats were daily gavaged by DEHP from postnatal day (PND) 21 to PND 120 with 0.5, 50 and 5000μg/kg BW/d. A decrease in sperm count of 41%, 24% and 46% was observed at 0.5, 50 and 5000μg/kg BW/d respectively. A decrease of Sertoli cells number was observed at 50 and 5000μg/kg BW/d (22% and 42%, respectively)...
November 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157942/expression-of-two-glycoprotein-hormone-receptors-in-larval-parasitic-phase-and-adult-sea-lampreys
#6
Krist N Hausken, Timothy J Marquis, Stacia A Sower
All jawed vertebrates have three canonical glycoprotein hormones (GpHs: luteinizing hormone, LH; follicle stimulating hormone, FSH; and thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH) with three corresponding GpH receptors (GpH-Rs: LH-R, FSH-R and TSH-R). In contrast, we propose that the jawless vertebrate, sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), only has two pituitary glycoprotein hormones, lamprey (l)GpH and l-thyrostimulin, and two functional glycoprotein receptors, lGpH-R I and II. It is not known at this time whether there is a specific receptor for lGpH and l-thyrostimulin, or if both GpHs can differentially activate the lGpH-Rs...
November 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157487/contr%C3%A3-le-de-l%C3%A2-axe-gonadotrope-nouveaux-aspects-physiologiques-et-th%C3%A3-rapeutiques-control-of-the-gonadotrope-axis-new-physiologic-and-therapeutic-aspects
#7
L Maione, S Christin-Maître, P Chanson, J Young
The endocrine and exocrine functions of the gonads are controlled by the gonadotrope axis, whose master regulator is the hypothalamic decapeptide GnRH. The Kisspeptin/Neurokinin B (Kp/NkB) neuronendocrine system is the main physiologic regulator of GnRH neurons. The Kp/NkB system is currently considered the key mediator for the hypothalamic negative feedback exerted by sex steroids and prolactin, as well as by various metabolic signals. Intrinsic alterations or regulatory abnormalities of Kp/NkB system lead to various gonadotrope axis puberty and fertility dysfunctions...
October 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156776/uchl1-expression-and-localization-on-testicular-development-and-spermatogenesis-of-chinese-giant-salamanders
#8
Yuanxian Wang, Liqing Wang, Huihui Gao, Yao Gao, Changming Yang, Hong Ji, Wuzi Dong
Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1), which is extensively expressed in vertebrates, is a deubiquitinating enzymes that inhibits the degradation of proteins by reversing ubiquitination modification. Herein, a 1087-bp sequence encoding UCHL1 was identified from the Chinese giant salamander (CGS; Andrias davidianus). The coding sequences (CDS) of UCHL1 encoded a putative poly peptide of 222 amino acids. The CGS UCHL1 isoforms were more related to their human and mouse counterparts. The phylogenic tree of vertebrate UCHL1 indicated that CGS UCHL1 has the closest relationship with human UCHL1 (up to 73...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156706/mkrn3-functions-as-a-novel-ubiquitin-e3-ligase-to-inhibit-nptx1-during-puberty-initiation
#9
Huifang Liu, Xiangxin Kong, Fengling Chen
Central precocious puberty (CPP) is attributed to the disorder of some trigger factors those can activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis controlled by GnRH neurons. Many recent studies reveal one of those trigger factors, Makorin ring finger protein 3 (Mkrn3), whose loss-of-function mutations are implicated in CPP. Although Mkrn3 contained zinc Ring finger domain is considered as a putative E3 ubiquitin ligase, its actual function is never reported. Here, our results demonstrated that in mice hypothalamus before and when puberty initiated, Mkrn3 expressed the reversed tendency with Nptx1, which is an important secreted protein for neuron development...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156432/the-effects-of-human-drugs-in-corbicula-fluminea-assessment-of-neurotoxicity-inflammation-gametogenic-activity-and-energy-status
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G V Aguirre-Martínez, C André, F Gagné, L M Martín-Díaz
The constant release of pharmaceuticals products to aquatic environment even at low concentrations (ng L(-1) to µg L(-1)) could lead to unknown chronic effects to non-target organisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate neurotoxic responses, inflammation, gametogenic activity and energy status on the fresh water clam C. fluminea after exposure to different concentrations of caffeine (CAF), ibuprofen (IBU), carbamazepine (CBZ), novobiocin (NOV) and tamoxifen (TMX) for 21 days under laboratory conditions...
November 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155781/application-of-aorta-gonad-mesonephros-explant-culture-system-in-developmental-hematopoiesis
#11
Junhua Lv, Feng Liu
The limitation of using mouse embryos for hematopoiesis studies is the added inconvenience in operations, which is largely due to the intrauterine development of the embryo. Although genetic data from knockout (KO) mice are convincing, it is not realistic to generate KO mice for all genes as needed. In addition, performing in vivo rescue experiments to consolidate the data obtained from KO mice is not convenient. To overcome these limitations, the Aorta-Gonad-Mesonephros (AGM) explant culture was developed as an appropriate system to study hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) development...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155330/expression-pattern-and-functional-analysis-of-r-spondin1-in-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#12
Jinxiang Liu, Tiantian Liu, Jingjing Niu, Xiaolong Wu, Jieming Zhai, Quanqi Zhang, Jie Qi
R-spondin 1 (Rspo1) is a potential female-determining gene in mammals that could regulate the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. The deletion of Rspo1 causes sex reversal in females. To investigate sexual determination and differentiation, we cloned and analyzed the Rspo1 gene in Cynoglossus semilaevis. Phylogenetic and gene structure analyses revealed that Rspo1 gene exhibited high sequence conservation and contained an N-terminal signal peptide, two furin-like cysteine-rich domains (FU1 and FU2), a thrombospondin type 1 repeat, and a C-terminal region enriched with basic charged amino acids...
November 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155264/modulation-of-adrenal-steroidogenesis-by-testosterone-in-the-lizard-coleonyx-elegans
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Rocco V Carsia, Patrick J McIlroy, Henry B John-Alder
Our previous work with adrenocortical cells from several Sceloporus lizard species suggests that gonadal hormones influence the steroidogenic capacity and the sensitivity to ACTH. However, there are discrepancies in these cellular response parameters suggesting that the effects of gonadal hormones on adrenocortical function vary with species, sex, age, season, and environmental/experimental conditions. To gain further insight into these complex interactions, here we report studies on Coleonyx elegans, Eublepharidae (Yucatán Banded Gecko), which is only distantly related to Sceloporus lizards via a basal common ancestor and in captivity, reproduces throughout the year...
November 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155029/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-complement-component-3-in-dojo-loach-misgurnus-anguillicaudatus
#14
Yongsheng Xu, Yongyao Yu, Xiaoting Zhang, Zhenyu Huang, Huili Li, Shuai Dong, Yangzhou Liu, Fen Dong, Zhen Xu
The complement component 3 (C3) is a central component of complement system. All three pathways converge at formation of C3 convertases and share the terminal pathways of membrane attack complex (MAC) formation. In this study, three isoforms of C3 were discovered in Misgurnus anguillicaudatus, named "C3-1", "C3-2" and "C3-3", respectively. The full-length of C3-1 cDNA sequence was firstly identified and analyzed from dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus). The Ma-C3-1 cDNA sequence comprised of 4509 bp encoding 1454 amino acids with a putative signal peptide of 20 amino acid residues...
November 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154946/cloning-and-expression-characterization-in-hypothalamic-dio2-3-under-a-natural-photoperiod-in-the-domesticated-brandt-s-vole-lasiopodomys-brandtii
#15
Lan Liu, Yan Chen, Dawei Wang, Ning Li, Cong Guo, Xiaohui Liu
The Dio2/3 gene is related to the photoperiodic response in mammals and plays an important role in the development of gonadal organs and seasonal breeding. Our previous studies have reported synchronous variations in the gonadal mass and photoperiodical transition around the summer solstice in a wild Brandt's vole population, a species with striking seasonal breeding. To investigate the role of the Dio2/3 gene in the control of seasonal breeding in this species, we cloned and characterized its expression levels by high-throughput Real-Time PCR during the period around the summer solstice...
November 15, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154873/medaka-igf1-identifies-somatic-cells-and-meiotic-germ-cells-of-both-sexes
#16
Cancan Yuan, Kerang Chen, Yefei Zhu, Yongming Yuan, Mingyou Li
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) play significant roles in regulating cell proliferation, differentiation and reproduction in diverse organisms. Here, we report the identification of medaka igf1 and the expression pattern of igf1 RNA in adult medaka gonads. Using RT-PCR, igf1 RNA was easily detected in several somatic organs and adult gonads of both sexes. Using chromogenic in situ hybridization, igf1 RNA in the ovary was found in stage I-IV oocytes and in the somatic cells throughout oogenesis. In the testis, igf1 RNA was present in meiotic products and the somatic cells surrounding male germ cells throughout spermatogenesis...
November 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153762/basic-and-clinical-approaches-for-fertility-preservation-and-restoration-in-cancer-patients
#17
REVIEW
Jose V Medrano, María Del Mar Andrés, Sofía García, Sonia Herraiz, Teresa Vilanova-Pérez, Ellen Goossens, Antonio Pellicer
As gonadotoxic adverse effects of antineoplastic treatments can result in infertility, gamete cryopreservation is routinely offered to patients as the strategy to preserve their fertility. However, there are many cases where gold standards cannot be applied, as is the case for prepubertal cancer patients and others unable to produce gametes or their precursors at the moment of diagnosis. With an increasing number of cancer survivors in our society, strategies using either cryopreserved gonadal tissue or stem cells have been developed to allow cancer survivors to achieve fatherhood, and recent advances in the field have increased public interest...
November 15, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152903/reproductive-endocrine-phenotypes-relating-to-chd7-mutations-in-humans
#18
REVIEW
Ravikumar Balasubramanian, William F Crowley
Mutations in the gene CHD7 cause CHARGE syndrome, a rare multi-organ syndromic disorder. Gonadal defects are common in individuals with CHARGE syndrome (seen in ∼60-80% of cases) and represent the letter "G" in the CHARGE syndrome acronym. The gonadal defect in CHARGE syndrome results from congenital deficiency of the hypothalamic hormone Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which manifests clinically as pubertal failure and infertility, and biochemically as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (low sex steroid hormone levels with inappropriately normal or low gonadotropin levels)...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152671/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-provides-insights-into-differentially-expressed-genes-and-long-non-coding-rnas-between-ovary-and-testis-of-the-mud-crab-scylla-paramamosain
#19
Xiaolong Yang, Mhd Ikhwanuddin, Xincang Li, Fan Lin, Qingyang Wu, Yueling Zhang, Cuihong You, Wenhua Liu, Yinwei Cheng, Xi Shi, Shuqi Wang, Hongyu Ma
The molecular mechanism underlying sex determination and gonadal differentiation of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) has received considerable attention, due to the remarkably biological and economic differences between sexes. However, sex-biased genes, especially non-coding genes, which account for these differences, remain elusive in this crustacean species. In this study, the first de novo gonad transcriptome sequencing was performed to identify both differentially expressed genes and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) between male and female S...
November 20, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151792/fluoxetine-modulates-sex-steroid-levels-in-vitro
#20
Diana Lupu, Marcus O D Sjödin, Mukesh Varshney, Johan Lindberg, Felicia Loghin, Joëlle Rüegg
Background and aims: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are antidepressants increasingly prescribed against depression during and after pregnancy. However, these compounds cross the placenta and are found in breast milk, thus reaching, and possibly affecting, the fetus and infant during critical developmental stages. Fluoxetine (FLX), a widely used SSRI, can interfere with estrogen signaling, which is important for the development of female sex organs and certain brain areas, among others...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
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