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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428886/vaccination-with-inhibin-%C3%AE-provides-effective-immunotherapy-against-testicular-stromal-cell-tumors
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Robert Aguilar, Justin M Johnson, Patrick Barrett, Vincent K Tuohy
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer is the most common male neoplasm occurring in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Although germ-line testicular tumors respond favorably to current standard of care, testicular stromal cell (TSC) tumors derived from Sertoli cells or Leydig cells often fail to respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy and have a 5-year overall survival significantly lower than the more common and more treatable germ line testicular tumors. METHODS: To improve outcomes for TSC cancer, we have developed a therapeutic vaccine targeting inhibin-α, a protein produced by normal Sertoli and Leydig cells of the testes and expressed in the majority of TSC tumors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427772/seasonal-variations-of-aromatase-and-estrogen-receptors-expression-in-the-testis-of-free-ranging-sand-rats
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Rafik Menad, Souaâd Smaï, Xavier Bonnet, Thérèse Gernigon-Spychalowicz, Elara Moudilou, Farida Khammar, Jean-Marie Exbrayat
An increasing number of studies revealed the importance of estrogen in male reproduction. However, most research was conducted in laboratory rodents subjected to standardized environmental conditions. Therefore, seasonal regulations of estrogen pathways remain poorly understood under natural conditions. Using immunohistochemistry, the expression of several molecules involved in the functioning of testis (i.e. 17-β estradiol [E2], P450 aromatase, estrogen receptors ESR1, ESR2, and GPER1 [also known as GPR30]) were investigated in free-ranging fat sand rats, Psammomys obesus, during the breeding and resting seasons...
April 17, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424471/human-luteinizing-hormone-and-chorionic-gonadotropin-display-biased-agonism-at-the-lh-and-lh-cg-receptors
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Laura Riccetti, Romain Yvinec, Danièle Klett, Nathalie Gallay, Yves Combarnous, Eric Reiter, Manuela Simoni, Livio Casarini, Mohammed Akli Ayoub
Human luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) have been considered biologically equivalent because of their structural similarities and their binding to the same receptor; the LH/CGR. However, accumulating evidence suggest that LH/CGR differentially responds to the two hormones triggering differential intracellular signaling and steroidogenesis. The mechanistic basis of such differential responses remains mostly unknown. Here, we compared the abilities of recombinant rhLH and rhCG to elicit cAMP, β-arrestin 2 activation, and steroidogenesis in HEK293 cells and mouse Leydig tumor cells (mLTC-1)...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420799/neonatal-hypothyroidism-does-not-increase-sertoli-cell-proliferation-in-inos-mice
#4
Nathalia de Lima E Martins Lara, Luiz Renato de França
Sertoli cell (SC) proliferation in mice occurs until two weeks after birth and is mainly regulated by FSH and thyroid hormones. Previous studies have shown that transient neonatal hypothyroidism in laboratory rodents is able to extend SC mitotic activity, leading ultimately to higher testis size and daily sperm production (DSP) in adult animals. Moreover, we have shown that due to higher SC proliferation and lower germ cell apoptosis, iNOS deficiency in mice also results in higher testis size and DSP. Although the cell size was smaller, the Leydig cells (LC) number per testis also significantly increased in iNOS(-/-) mice...
April 18, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419904/leydig-cell-tumor-in-grey-zone-a-case-report
#5
Muheilan Mustafa Muheilan, Maha Shomaf, Emad Tarawneh, Muayyad Mujalli Murshidi, Manar Rizik Al-Sayyed, Mujalli Mhailan Murshidi
INTRODUCTION: Leydig cell tumor constitutes only about 1-3% of testicular neoplasms. There is apparently increased incidence in the last few years; one possible explanation for this phenomenon is the widespread use of ultrasound technology and the subsequent increased early detection of smaller lesions that have not been found in historical series. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of Leydig cell tumor of testis in a patient presenting with painless long standing slowly growing left scrotal mass who found to have intrapulmonary nodule and multiple enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes on staging work up...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414027/arsenic-activates-the-expression-of-3%C3%AE-hsd-in-mouse-leydig-cells-through-repression-of-histone-h3k9-methylation
#6
Ambreen Alamdar, Guochen Xi, Qingyu Huang, Meiping Tian, Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani, Heqing Shen
Arsenic exposure has been associated with male reproductive dysfunction by disrupting steroidogenesis; however, the roles of epigenetic drivers, especially histone methylation in arsenic-induced steroidogenic toxicity remain not well documented. In this study, we investigated the role of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) methylation in steroidogenesis disturbance in mouse Leydig cells (MLTC-1) due to arsenic exposure. Our results indicated that mRNA and protein expression levels of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) were both significantly up-regulated while the rest of key genes involved in steroidogenesis were down-regulated...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408167/purification-characterization-and-expression-of-transferrin-from-rainbow-trout-seminal-plasma
#7
Joanna Nynca, Mariola A Dietrich, Mikołaj Adamek, Dieter Steinhagen, Barbara Bilińska, Anna Hejmej, Andrzej Ciereszko
Transferrin (TF) is recognized as a multifunctional protein and has been implicated in antioxidative, antimicrobial protection, growth, differentiation and cytoprotection effects. An efficient, original three-step isolation procedure for TF consisting in hydrophobic interaction chromatography, gel filtration and preparative electrophoresis was developed. Rainbow trout TF was found to be N-glycosylated (not O-glycosylated) and phosphorylated at all serine, threonine, and tyrosine residues. The protein consists of several proteoforms with an average molecular weight of 76...
April 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405177/mapping-mitochondrial-heteroplasmy-in-a-leydig-tumor-by-laser-capture-micro-dissection-and-cycling-temperature-capillary-electrophoresis
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Paulo Refinetti, Christian Arstad, William G Thilly, Stephan Morgenthaler, Per Olaf Ekstrøm
BACKGROUND: The growth of tumor cells is accompanied by mutations in nuclear and mitochondrial genomes creating marked genetic heterogeneity. Tumors also contain non-tumor cells of various origins. An observed somatic mitochondrial mutation would have occurred in a founding cell and spread through cell division. Micro-anatomical dissection of a tumor coupled with assays for mitochondrial point mutations permits new insights into this growth process. More generally, the ability to detect and trace, at a histological level, somatic mitochondrial mutations in human tissues and tumors, makes these mutations into markers for lineage tracing...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399884/mammary-gland-tumors-in-a-male-cocker-spaniel
#9
Soon-Chan Kwon, Dae-Young Yoo, Minho Ko, Kwon-Young Lee, Ho-Hyun Kwak, In-Chul Park, In-Koo Hwang, Jung-Hoon Choi, Jin-Young Chung
BACKGROUND: Mammary gland tumors are the most common tumors in sexually intact female dogs; however, they are rare in male dogs. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between sexual hormones and mammary gland tumors in a male dog. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old, intact male Cocker Spaniel presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea, with an acute right ruptured caudal abdominal mass. Physical examination revealed a 14 × 14 cm ruptured mass in the right caudal abdomen, as well as a 1...
April 11, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395332/acetamiprid-inhibits-testosterone-synthesis-by-affecting-the-mitochondrial-function-and-cytoplasmic-adenosine-triphosphate-production-in-rat-leydig-cells%C3%A2
#10
Deying Kong, Jidong Zhang, Xiaohui Hou, Shibin Zhang, Jun Tan, Yuanshou Chen, Weirong Yang, Junwei Zeng, Yong Han, Xiaohong Liu, Delin Xu, Renlian Cai
The insecticide acetamiprid is used to control noxious agricultural pests. However, it can cause mammalian toxicity. We evaluated the reproductive toxicity of acetamiprid in adult male Sprague Dawley rats. Rats were given oral acetamiprid alone or with vitamin E for 35 days. Rat plasma testosterone concentration and sperm quality decreased significantly as the levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) increased after exposure. At the same time, acetamiprid increased malondialdehyde and nitric oxide (NO) levels of Leydig cells...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395130/osteocalcin-a-bone-derived-hormone-with-important-andrological-implications
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REVIEW
L De Toni, A Di Nisio, M S Rocca, M De Rocco Ponce, A Ferlin, C Foresta
Increasing evidence disclosed the existence of a novel multi-organ endocrine pathway, involving bone, pancreas and testis, of high penetrance in energy metabolism and male fertility. The main mediator of this axis is undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC), a bone-derived protein-exerting systemic effects on tissues expressing the metabotropic receptor GPRC6A. The recognized effects of ucOC are the improvement of insulin secretion from the pancreas, the amelioration of systemic insulin sensitivity, in particular in skeletal muscle, and the stimulation of the global endocrine activity of the Leydig cell, including vitamin D 25-hydroxylation and testosterone production...
April 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393075/bisphenol-a-exposure-during-pregnancy-alters-the-mortality-and-levels-of-reproductive-hormones-and-genes-in-offspring-mice
#12
Shuang Ma, Wanyu Shi, Xiaodan Wang, Pengyan Song, Xiuhui Zhong
The present study investigated the reproductive toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to the mother on the offspring mice. BPA was given to pregnant mice at 50 mg/kg, 500 mg/kg, and 2500 mg/kg BW BPA daily by gavage during the whole gestation period. The offspring mice were sacrificed at 8 weeks of age. Results showed that exposure of BPA to the mother increased the mortality (P < 0.05). Maternal exposure of BPA reduced the levels of T (♂) and FSH (♀) (P < 0.01) and elevated E2 (♀) level in the adult offspring (P < 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386541/impact-of-5-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-male-gonad-and-spermatozoa-functions
#13
REVIEW
Thi Mong Diep Nguyen
As we already know, the male reproductive system requires less energetic investment than the female one. Nevertheless, energy balance is an important feature for spermatozoa production in the testis and for spermatozoa properties after ejaculation. The 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase, AMPK, is a sensor of cell energy, that regulates many metabolic pathways and that has been recently shown to control spermatozoa quality and functions. It is indeed involved in the regulation of spermatozoa quality through its action on the proliferation of testicular somatic cells (Sertoli and Leydig), on spermatozoa motility and acrosome reaction...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379539/foxa3-is-expressed-in-multiple-cell-lineages-in-the-mouse-testis-and-regulates-pdgfra-expression-in-leydig-cells
#14
Gabriel Garon, Francis Bergeron, Catherine Brousseau, Nicholas M Robert, Jacques J Tremblay
The three FOXA transcription factors are mainly known for their roles in the liver. However, Foxa3-deficient mice become progressively sub/infertile due to germ cell. Since no data was available regarding the localization of the FOXA3 protein in the testis, immunohistochemistry was performed on mouse testis sections. In the fetal testis, a weak but consistent staining for FOXA3 is detected in the nucleus of Sertoli cells. In prepubertal and adult life, FOXA3 remains present in Sertoli cells of some but not all seminiferous tubules...
April 3, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377127/corrigendum-to-leydig-progenitor-cells-in-fetal-testis-mol-cell-endocrinol-445-2017-55-64
#15
Yuichi Shima, Ken-Ichirou Morohashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376591/-pathologic-changes-of-spontaneous-tumors-in-sprague-dawley-and-wistar-rats
#16
Y N He, S C Zhang, H M Zhang
Objective: To investigate the spontaneous neoplastic lesions and their incidences in Sprague-Dawley (SD) and Wistar rats, and to accumulate background data for carcinogenicity studies. Methods: One hundred and eighty SD rats and 240 Wistar rats (4-week old) , half in each sex, were used in this study. The rats were housed routinely under specific pathogen-free environment and euthanized after 104 weeks. Histopathological examination was undertaken for all animals including deaths and scheduled euthanasia. The types and incidences of spontaneous tumors were gathered statistically...
April 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371818/acetamiprid-inhibits-testosterone-synthesis-by-affecting-the-mitochondrial-function-and-cytoplasmic-adenosine-triphosphate-production-in-rat-leydig-cells%C3%A2
#17
Deying Kong, Jidong Zhang, Xiaohui Hou, Shibin Zhang, Jun Tan, Yuanshou Chen, Weirong Yang, Junwei Zeng, Yong Han, Xiaohong Liu, Delin Xu, Renlian Cai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361989/testis-transcriptome-modulation-in-klinefelter-patients-with-hypospermatogenesis
#18
Marco D'Aurora, Alberto Ferlin, Andrea Garolla, Sara Franchi, Laura D'Onofrio, Oriana Trubiani, Giandomenico Palka, Carlo Foresta, Liborio Stuppia, Valentina Gatta
The main genetic cause of male infertility is represented by the Klinefelter Syndrome (KS), a condition accounting for 3% of all cases of infertility and up to15% of cases of azoospermia. KS is generally characterized by azoospermia; approximately 10% of cases have severe oligozoospermia. Among these, the 30-40% of patients show hypospermatogenesis. The mechanisms leading to adult testis dysfunctions are not completely understood. A microarray transcriptome analysis was performed on testis biopsies obtained from three KS patients with hypospermatogenesis and three control subjects...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359094/birth-weight-in-different-etiologies-of-disorders-of-sex-development
#19
Sukran Poyrazoglu, Feyza Darendeliler, S Faisal Ahmed, Ieuan Hughes, Jillian Bryce, Jipu Jiang, Martina Rodie, Olaf Hiort, Sabine E Hannema, Silvano Bertelloni, Lidka Lisa, Tulay Guran, Martine Cools, An Desloovere, Hedi L Claahsen-van der Grinten, Anna Nordenstrom, Paul-Martin Holterhus, Birgit Kohler, Marek Niedziela, Nils Krone
Context: It is well established that boys are heavier than girls at birth. Although the cause of birth weight (BW) difference is unknown, it has been proposed that it could be generated from prenatal androgen action. Objective: The aim of the current study was to determine the BW of children with disorders of sex development (DSD) of different etiologies and to evaluate the effects of androgen action on BW. Methods: Data regarding diagnosis, BW, gestational age, karyotype, and concomitant conditions were collected from the International Disorders of Sex Development (I-DSD) Registry (www...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352662/experimentally-induced-testicular-dysgenesis-syndrome-originates-in-the-masculinization-programming-window
#20
Sander van den Driesche, Karen R Kilcoyne, Ida Wagner, Diane Rebourcet, Ashley Boyle, Rod Mitchell, Chris McKinnell, Sheila Macpherson, Roland Donat, Chitranjan J Shukla, Anne Jorgensen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Niels E Skakkebaek, Richard M Sharpe
The testicular dysgenesis syndrome (TDS) hypothesis, which proposes that common reproductive disorders of newborn and adult human males may have a common fetal origin, is largely untested. We tested this hypothesis using a rat model involving gestational exposure to dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which suppresses testosterone production by the fetal testis. We evaluated if induction of TDS via testosterone suppression is restricted to the "masculinization programming window" (MPW), as indicated by reduction in anogenital distance (AGD)...
March 23, 2017: JCI Insight
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