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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102491/shedding-new-light-on-female-fertility-the-role-of-vitamin-d
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REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Barbara Altieri, Cristina de Angelis, Stefano Palomba, Rosario Pivonello, Annamaria Colao, Francesco Orio
In the last decades several studies suggested that vitamin D is involved in the modulation of the reproductive process in women due to the expression of VDR and 1α-hydroxylase in reproductive tissues such as ovary, uterus, placenta, pituitary and hypothalamus. Vitamin D has also a role in the regulation of sex hormone steroidogenesis. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D might have a regulatory role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-associated symptoms, including ovulatory dysfunction, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism...
January 19, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102088/hyperandrogenism-in-a-postmenopausal-woman-a-rare-case-of-ectopic-adrenal-cortical-gland
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Antonella Guarino, Luisa Di Benedetto, Valentina Giovanale, Gian Luca Rampioni Vinciguerra, Antonella Stoppacciaro, Filippo Bellati, Donatella Caserta
Most frequent causes of androgenic manifestation are Cushing's syndrome, PCO, benign and malignant androgen-secreting non adrenal tumors and iatrogenic hirsutism. Hyperplasia or neoplasms of ectopic adrenocortical gland are rare. We report a case of a 63-year old female with hirsutism and alopecia. Laboratory data highlighted increased levels of androgens. Diagnostic imaging revealed normal morphology of adrenocortical gland and ovaries. In view of the clinical picture and suspected diagnosis of extra-adrenal cause, she underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...
January 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101463/development-of-a-novel-human-single-chain-antibody-against-egfrviii-antigen-by-phage-display-technology
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Leila Rahbarnia, Safar Farajnia, Hossein Babaei, Jafar Majidi, Bahman Akbari, Shiva Ahdi Khosroshahi
Purpose: EGFRvIII as the most common mutant variant of the epidermal growth factor receptor is resulting from deletion of exons 2-7 in the coding sequence and junction of exons 1 and 8 through a novel glycine residue. EGFRvIII is highly expressed in glioblastoma, carcinoma of the breast, ovary, and lung but not in normal cells. The aim of the present study was identification of a novel single chain antibody against EGFRvIII as a promising target for cancer therapy. Methods: In this study, a synthetic peptide corresponding to EGFRvIII protein was used for screening a naive human scFv phage library...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101406/design-and-characterization-of-a-combined-oct-and-wide-field-imaging-falloposcope-for-ovarian-cancer-detection
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Molly Keenan, Tyler H Tate, Khanh Kieu, John F Black, Urs Utzinger, Jennifer K Barton
Early detection of ovarian cancer is only achieved in around 20% of women due to lack of effective screening. We propose a method for surveillance of high risk women based on a microendoscope introduced transvaginally to image the fallopian tubes and ovaries. This requires extreme miniaturization of the optics and catheter sheath. We describe the design of a falloposcope that combines optical coherence tomography (OCT) and wide field imaging into a sub-1 mm diameter package. We characterize the systems and show that they provide contrast on ex-vivo samples of ovary and fallopian tube...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100947/solitary-splenic-metastasis-from-a-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-cecum-a-case-report
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Maximiliano Lo Tartaro, Miguel A Cardona, Maria S Serrano, Mario Cantin, Nicolas Ernesto Ottone
Reports of cases of splenic metastasis are very rare, even more so when they are derived from a mucinous adenocarcinoma of the cecum. The most common presentation of a solitary splenic metastasis is from lung primary tumors, endometrium, ovary, cervix, stomach, colon, breast, bladder, and skin. We report the case of an 84-year-old woman with a solitary splenic metastasis from a mucinous adenocarcinoma of the cecum. Until this work, only 18 cases of solitary splenic metastases from colorectal carcinomas have been described in the literature...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100820/support-for-the-reproductive-ground-plan-hypothesis-in-a-solitary-bee-links-between-sucrose-response-and-reproductive-status
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Karen M Kapheim, Makenna M Johnson
In social bees, foraging behaviour is correlated with reproductive status and sucrose sensitivity via endocrine pathways. This association led to the hypothesis that division of labour in social insect societies is derived from an ancestral ground plan that functions to synchronize dietary preferences with reproductive needs in solitary insects. However, the relationship between these traits is unknown for solitary bees, which represent the ancestral state of social bees. We used the proboscis extension response assay to measure sucrose response among reproductive females of the solitary alkali bee (Nomia melanderi) as a function of acute juvenile hormone (JH) treatments and reproductive physiology...
January 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099715/assessment-of-the-body-composition-of-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Carolina F Macruz, Sônia M R R Lima, João E N Salles, Gustavo M D da Silva, Nilza M Scalissi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the body composition among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and patients without PCOS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study enrolled patients aged 12-39 years, with body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) at least 18.5 but below 25, who attended the Endocrine Gynecology Clinic of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences, Brazil, between January 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099123/hyperandrogenemia-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-prevalence-characteristics-and-association-with-body-mass-index
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Eleni Alexiou, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Charalampos Chrelias, Dimitrios Kassanos, Charalampos Siristatidis, Giannoula Kyrkou, Maria Kreatsa, Eftihios Trakakis
BACKGROUND: Hyperandrogenemia is one of the major diagnostic features for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and the characteristics of hyperandrogenemia in women with PCOS and to investigate the association of clinical and biochemical characteristics with body mass index (BMI) according to the presence of hyperandrogenemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 266 women diagnosed with PCOS. Hyperandrogenemia was defined by testosterone (T) and/or free testosterone (FT) and/or ∆4 androstenedione (Δ4-A) higher than 75% of the upper limits of each hormone...
January 18, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098572/metastatic-organotropism-an-intrinsic-property-of-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes
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Shi Wei, Gene P Siegal
It has long been known that some cancers have the propensity to metastasize to certain organs thus creating a nonrandom distribution of sites for distant relapse, a phenomenon known as "metastatic organotropism." Some of these examples include ovary primary to abdominal cavity, prostate primary to bone, and pancreas primary to liver. In contrast, other tumor types, such as mammary and renal cell carcinoma, can relapse in multiple organs although approximately half of advanced breast cancers metastasize to bone...
January 16, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096643/intestinal-obstruction-associated-with-ovarian-remnant-in-postmenopausal-female
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Ridhima Gupta, Pushpender Gupta
Ovarian remnant syndrome (ORS) is a rare condition, in which the ovarian tissue is inadvertently left behind after difficult oophorectomy. The most common preexisting conditions associated for this complication include endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and prior abdominal surgery as in these conditions, removal of ovarian tissue becomes difficult. This is likely due to the presence of the dense fibrotic adhesions between an ovary and the surrounding structures. This residual ovarian tissue can become functional and cystic...
October 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096636/opportunistic-salpingectomy-remove-the-tubes-and-save-the-ovaries
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EDITORIAL
Neelam Aggarwal, Sudhaa Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096433/sex-differences-in-the-development-of-prolactinoma-in-mice-overexpressing-hcg%C3%AE-role-of-tgf%C3%AE-1
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Erika Yanil Faraoni, María Andrea Camilletti, Alejandra Inés Abeledo Machado, Laura Daniela Ratner, Fernanda De Fino, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi, Susana B Rulli, Graciela Diaz-Torga
Female transgenic mice that overexpress the human chorionic gonadotrophin β subunit (hCGβ+) develop prolactinomas, while hCGβ+ males do not. The high levels of circulating hCG induces massive luteinization in the ovary of hCGβ+ females, and progesterone becomes the primary steroid hormone produced, but estradiol remains at physiological level. The involvement of high levels of progesterone in lactotroph proliferation is not clearly understood; hence the pathogenesis of prolactinomas in hCGβ+ females remains unclear...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095800/diet-gonadal-sex-and-sex-chromosome-complement-influence-white-adipose-tissue-mirna-expression
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Jenny C Link, Yehudit Hasin-Brumshtein, Rita M Cantor, Xuqi Chen, Arthur P Arnold, Aldons J Lusis, Karen Reue
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression by targeting specific mRNA species for degradation or interfering with translation. Specific miRNAs are key regulators of adipogenesis, and are expressed at different levels in adipose tissue from lean and obese mice. The degree of lipid accumulation and distribution of white adipose tissue differs between males and females, and it is unknown whether sex differences in adipose tissue-specific miRNA expression may contribute to this dimorphism...
January 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094875/neuroendocrinology-of-mast-cells-challenges-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Theoharis C Theoharides
Mast cells (MC) are hemopoietically-derived tissue immune cells that are ubiquitous in the body, including neuroendocrine organs such as the hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, ovaries, pancreas and uterus where their action is not well understood. Mast cells have historically been associated with allergies because of their rich content of histamine and tryptase, but more recently with regulation of immunity and inflammation due their synthesis and release of numerous cytokines and chemokines. Mast cells are located perivascularly and express numerous receptors for diverse ligands such as allergens, pathogens, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and hormones including acetylcholine, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), corticosteroids, corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), β-endorphin, epinephrine, 17β-estradiol, gonadotrophins, hemokinin-A (HKA), leptin, melatonin, neurotensin (NT), parathyroid hormone (PTH), substance P (SP) and vasoactive instestinal peptide (VIP)...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094762/persistent-mullerian-duct-syndrome-with-transverse-testicular-ectopia-a-novel-amh-receptor-mutation
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Özlem Korkmaz, Samim Özen, Nurhan Özcan, Petek Bayındır, Sait Şen, Hüseyin Onay, Damla Gökşen, Ali Avanoğlu, Ferda Özkınay, Şükran Darcan
Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome is the result of either anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) deficiency or AMH receptor resistance. A long tubular structure (testis/?) was palpated during the physical examination of a 13-month-old male patient who admitted because of bilateral undescended testes. Structures suggestive of ovaries, a uterus and fallopian tubes were observed during laparoscopic examination of the ectopic testis. AMHR2 gene sequence analysis performed wıth a preliminary diagnosis of AMH receptor resistance revealed a previously unreported homozygous c...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094446/deep-sequencing-of-a-candidate-region-harboring-the-sox9-gene-for-the-canine-xx-disorder-of-sex-development
#16
J Nowacka-Woszuk, I Szczerbal, H Pausch, S Hundi, M K Hytönen, A Grzemski, K Flisikowski, H Lohi, M Switonski, M Szydlowski
A disorder of sex development (DSD) in dogs with female sex chromosomes (78, XX), a lack of the SRY gene and the presence of testes or ovotestes is commonly diagnosed in numerous breeds. The molecular background of DSD is not fully recognized but has been linked to the copy number variation in the region harboring the SOX9 gene. We applied a genome-wide association study and targeted next-generation sequencing techniques to compare DSD and normal female dogs. The genome-wide association study did not indicate a significant chromosome region...
January 17, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094433/bmp15-knockout-like-effect-in-familial-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-with-persistent-ovarian-reserve
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Anne Mayer, Baptiste Fouquet, Michel Pugeat, Micheline Misrahi
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects 1-2% of women under 40 years. BMP15 variants have been described in POI. We studied a family with two sisters compound heterozygous for deletions in the BMP15 gene on chromosome Xp11.22 yielding a human "knockout-like" effect: a c.151_152delGA deletion yielded a p.Glu51IlefsTer27 mutation transmitted by the hemizygous father and a c.189_198delAGGGCATTCAinsTG deletion/insertion yielded a p.Glu64AlafsTer12 mutation transmitted by the heterozygous mother. Both deletions resulted in frameshifts with premature stop codons at positions 78 and 76 in the proregion, precluding mature BMP15 production...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093873/diagnostic-and-management-challenges-from-childhood-puberty-through-to-transition-in-severe-insulin-resistance-due-to-insulin-receptor-mutations
#18
Christina Wei, Christine P Burren
Two Caucasian girls, both of normal weight and body mass indices, were diagnosed with type A insulin resistance (IR) in childhood. Case 1 presented with premature adrenarche aged 7 years, then by age 12 years had hirsutism, acne, acanthosis nigricans, and asymptomatic diabetes. Subsequent investigation revealed raised adiponectin (15.3 mg/L) and heterozygous p.Pro1205Leu mutation in the INSR gene encoding the insulin receptor. She experienced postprandial hypoglycaemia on metformin; acarbose was trialled and discontinued aged 16 years, as she became normoglycaemic...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093350/a-visual-screen-for-diet-regulated-proteins-in-the-drosophila-ovary-using-gfp-protein-trap-lines
#19
Hwei-Jan Hsu, Daniela Drummond-Barbosa
The effect of diet on reproduction is well documented in a large number of organisms; however, much remains to be learned about the molecular mechanisms underlying this connection. The Drosophila ovary has a well described, fast and largely reversible response to diet. Ovarian stem cells and their progeny proliferate and grow faster on a yeast-rich diet than on a yeast-free (poor) diet, and death of early germline cysts, degeneration of early vitellogenic follicles and partial block in ovulation further contribute to the ∼60-fold decrease in egg laying observed on a poor diet...
January 13, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093265/developmental-tracing-of-oocyte-development-in-gonadal-soma-derived-factor-deficiency-medaka-oryzias-latipes-using-a-transgenic-approach
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Guijun Guan, Kaiqing Sun, Xi Zhang, Xiaomiao Zha, Mingyou Li, Yan Yan, Yunzhi Wang, Jianbin Chen, Meisheng Yi, Yunhan Hong
Gonadal soma-derived factor (gsdf) is reported to be a male initiator in medaka based on loss- and gain- of function via targeted disruption, or transgenic over-expression. However, little is known about how gsdf promotes undifferentiated gonad entry into male pathways or prevents entry into the female pathway. We utilized a visible folliculogenesis system with a reporter cassette of dual-color fluorescence expression to identify difference between oocyte development from wildtype and gsdf deficiency medaka...
January 13, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
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