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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/27998856/-expression-of-atpase-inhibitory-factor-1-in-normal-and-pathological-tissues-of-female-reproductive-system
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Jun Zhao, Xiao Liu, Ya-Li Li
OBJECTIVE: To determine ATPase inhibitory factor 1 (IF1) expression in normal and pathological tissue of female reproductive system to better understand the physiological role of IF1 in malignancies of the female reproductive system. METHODS: Surgical specimens of normal tissues and primary malignant tumors were obtained during the past 2 years, including 38 normal endometrium tissues, 33 endometriosis tissues, 30 endometrial adenocarcinoma tissues, 24 uterine myoideum tissues, 30 uterine fibroid tissues, 18 normal cervical tissues, 30 cervical squamous carcinoma tissues, 11 fallopian tube tissues, 19 fallopian tube adenocarcinoma tissues, 15 ovarian tissues, 21 ovarian endometrial adenocarinoma tissues, 30 decidua tissues, and 30 villus tissues...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994732/development-of-n-4-phenoxyphenyl-benzenesulfonamide-derivatives-as-novel-nonsteroidal-progesterone-receptor-antagonists
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Ayumi Yamada, Yuko Kazui, Hiromasa Yoshioka, Aya Tanatani, Shuichi Mori, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Shinya Fujii
We report here development of N-(4-phenoxyphenyl)benzenesulfonamide derivatives as a novel class of nonsteroidal progesterone receptor (PR) antagonists. PR plays key roles in various physiological systems, including the female reproductive system, and PR antagonists are candidates for clinical treatment of multiple diseases, including uterine leiomyoma, endometriosis, breast cancer, and some psychiatric disorders. We found that the benzenesulfonanilide skeleton functions as a novel scaffold for PR antagonists, and we adopted 3-chlorobenzenesulfonyl derivative 20a as a lead compound for structural development...
December 8, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980530/the-significance-of-markers-in-the-diagnosis-of-endometrial-cancer
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REVIEW
Monika M Żyła, Jacek R Wilczyński, Marta Kostrzewa, Kinga Księżakowska-Łakoma, Marek Nowak, Grzegorz Stachowiak, Krzysztof Szyłło, Tomasz Stetkiewicz
Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers experienced by women throughout the world. It is also the most common malignancy within the female reproductive system, representing 37.7% of all disorders. The incidence increases with age, and is diagnosed most frequently in women between 45 and 65 years old. In the last few years, numerous studies have been performed to identify tumour biomarkers. Biomarkers include not only protein routinely used as tumour markers but also genes and chromosomes. The limiting factor in the use of markers in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer is their lack of specificity...
November 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933606/relaxin-like-peptides-in-male-reproduction-a-human-perspective
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Richard Ivell, Alexander I Agoulnik, Ravinder Anand-Ivell
The relaxin family of peptide hormones and their cognate G-protein coupled receptors are becoming physiologically well characterized in the cardiovascular system and particularly in female reproductive processes. Much less is known about the physiology and pharmacology of these peptides in male reproduction, particularly as regards the human. H2-relaxin is involved in prostate function and growth, while INSL3 is a major product of the testicular Leydig cells and in the adult appears to modulate steroidogenesis and germ cell survival...
December 9, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910069/lkb1-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-uterine-cancer-mouse-models-and-translational-studies
#6
Christopher G Peña, Diego H Castrillón
The LKB1 tumor suppressor was identified in 1998 as the gene mutated in the Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS), a hereditary cancer predisposition characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and a high incidence of cancers, particularly carcinomas, at a variety of anatomic sites including the gastrointestinal tract, lung, and female reproductive tract. Women with PJS have a high incidence of carcinomas of the uterine corpus (endometrium) and cervix. The LKB1 gene is also somatically mutated in human cancers arising at these sites...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876019/a-systematic-comparison-of-copy-number-alterations-in-four-types-of-female-cancer
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Fatemeh Kaveh, Lars O Baumbusch, Daniel Nebdal, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Ole Christian Lingjærde, Hege Edvardsen, Vessela N Kristensen, Hiroko K Solvang
BACKGROUND: Detection and localization of genomic alterations and breakpoints are crucial in cancer research. The purpose of this study was to investigate, in a methodological and biological perspective, different female, hormone-dependent cancers to identify common and diverse DNA aberrations, genes, and pathways. METHODS: In this work, we analyzed tissue samples from patients with breast (n = 112), ovarian (n = 74), endometrial (n = 84), or cervical (n = 76) cancer...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782822/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-mir-92a-locked-nucleic-acid-lna-inhibitor-against-endometrial-cancer
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Anna Torres, Joanna Kozak, Agnieszka Korolczuk, Paulina Wdowiak, Ewa Domańska-Glonek, Ryszard Maciejewski, Kamil Torres
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract. Based on our previous studies we speculated that miR-92a exhibited pro-oncogenic properties in endometrial cancer, and therefore its inhibition could be used as a therapeutic measure in this disease. Therefore in the present study we aimed to investigate both in vitro and in vivo if inhibition of miR-92a in endometrial cancer would limit cancer cells proliferation. METHODS: miR-92a expression was evaluated in four endometrial cancer cell lines using qPCR...
October 26, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780751/medicinal-plants-used-in-lesotho-for-treatment-of-reproductive-and-post-reproductive-problems
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A Moteetee, L Seleteng Kose
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Reproductive healthcare has been highlighted as a major challenge in Lesotho mainly due to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. As a result other reproductive ailments have not received much attention, particularly because healthcare facilities are already limited and many of them are inaccessible. For these reasons, medicinal plants play a major role in primary healthcare system in the country, in addition the plants are easily accessible, more affordable, and their use forms part of the cultural heritage...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760566/miip-remodels-rac1-mediated-cytoskeleton-structure-in-suppression-of-endometrial-cancer-metastasis
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Yingmei Wang, Limei Hu, Ping Ji, Fei Teng, Wenyan Tian, Yuexin Liu, David Cogdell, Jinsong Liu, Anil K Sood, Russell Broaddus, Fengxia Xue, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is one of the most common malignancies of the female reproductive system. Migration and invasion inhibitory protein (MIIP) gene was recently discovered candidate tumor suppress gene which located at chromosome 1p36.22. 1p36 deletion was found in many types of tumor including EC. In the present study, we will determine the role and mechanism of MIIP in EC metastasis. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to measure MIIP expression in normal and EC tissue...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734523/serum-endocan-levels-in-endometrial-and-ovarian-cancers
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Esra Laloglu, Yakup Kumtepe, Hulya Aksoy, Emsal Pınar Topdagi Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Ovarian and endometrial carcinomas are the two most common malignancies of the female reproductive system. Endocan is a proteoglycan that is specific to vascular endothelial cells. Increased serum levels have been reported in some tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate serum endocan levels in cases of endometrial and ovarian cancer. METHODS: Levels of serum endocan were assessed in 27 patients with endometrial cancer and 20 with ovarian cancer, and in 38 control subjects with benign ovarian or endometrial disorders...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721470/a-transgenic-mouse-model-expressing-an-er%C3%AE-folding-biosensor-reveals-the-effects-of-bisphenol-a-on-estrogen-receptor-signaling
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Thillai V Sekar, Kira Foygel, Tarik F Massoud, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Ramasamy Paulmurugan
Estrogen receptor-α (ERα) plays an important role in normal and abnormal physiology of the human reproductive system by interacting with the endogenous ligand estradiol (E2). However, other ligands, either analogous or dissimilar to E2, also bind to ERα. This may create unintentional activation of ER signaling in reproductive tissues that can lead to cancer development. We developed a transgenic mouse model that constitutively expresses a firefly luciferase (FLuc) split reporter complementation biosensor (NFLuc-ER-LBDG521T-CFLuc) to simultaneously evaluate the dynamics and potency of ligands that bind to ERα...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697205/clinical-applications-of-gonadotropins-in-the-female-assisted-reproduction-and-beyond
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L Casarini, G Brigante, M Simoni, D Santi
Gonadotropins (LH, FSH, and hCG) act in concert in the regulation of female reproductive system. Exploiting this influence, they are part of the assisted reproductive technique protocols. In this review we analyze the effectiveness of the different available gonadotropin formulations and the consequent adverse events. Moreover, different protocols for poor-responders and polycystic ovary syndrome affected women are explored. All these clinical different approaches have specific molecular bases, covered in this review starting from evolution and population genetics, getting to in vitro studies of gonadotropins action...
2016: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695647/chemotherapy-for-elderly-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Sivraj Muralikrishnan, Christos Hatzis, Andrea Katz, Alessandro Santin, Peter E Schwartz, Maysa M Abu-Khalaf
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian cancer is the most lethal cancer involving the female pelvic reproductive system. Its incidence increases with age and with an aging population, its prevalence should also increase. The goal of our retrospective study is to report our experience in treating women over 65 years of age, with a diagnosis of primary ovarian cancer, using standard intravenous chemotherapy. METHODS: The medical records of 78 patients>65 years of age diagnosed with primary ovarian cancer at the Yale Cancer Center between 1996-2006 were retrospectively reviewed and included in our analysis...
August 2016: Gynecology & Obstetrics: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692877/impact-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-on-onset-and-development-of-female-reproductive-disorders-and-hormone-related-cancer
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REVIEW
Sona Scsukova, Eva Rollerova, Alzbeta Bujnakova Mlynarcikova
A growing body of evidence suggests that exposure to chemical substances designated as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) due to their ability to disturb endocrine (hormonal) activity in humans and animals, may contribute to problems with fertility, pregnancy, and other aspects of reproduction. The presence of EDCs has already been associated with reproductive malfunction in wildlife species, but it remains difficult to prove causal relationships between the presence of EDCs and specific reproductive problems in vivo, especially in females...
December 2016: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687028/breast-cancer-in-systemic-lupus
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S Bernatsky, R Ramsey-Goldman, M Petri, M B Urowitz, D D Gladman, P F Fortin, E Ginzler, J Romero-Diaz, C Peschken, S Jacobsen, J G Hanly, C Gordon, O Nived, E H Yelin, D Isenberg, A Rahman, S-C Bae, L Joseph, T Witte, G Ruiz-Irastorza, C Aranow, D Kamen, G Sturfeldt, W D Foulkes, J E Hansen, Y St Pierre, P Chrétien Raymer, B Tessier-Cloutier, A E Clarke
OBJECTIVE: There is a decreased breast cancer risk in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) versus the general population. We assessed a large sample of SLE patients, evaluating demographic and clinical characteristics and breast cancer risk. METHODS: We performed case-cohort analyses within a multi-center international SLE sample. We calculated the breast cancer hazard ratio (HR) in female SLE patients, relative to demographics, reproductive history, family history of breast cancer, and time-dependent measures of anti-dsDNA positivity, cumulative disease activity, and drugs, adjusted for SLE duration...
September 29, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664137/the-role-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-ovarian-cancer
#17
Elahe Nikpayam, Behnoosh Tasharrofi, Shaghayegh Sarrafzadeh, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal tumor of female's reproductive system, and several genetics and environmental factors are involved in its development. Various studies have already identified some suitable biomarkers to facilitate the early detection, the prognosis evaluation, and the assessment of treatment response. However, the aim of this review is to investigate the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in tumorigenesis process of ovarian cancer and their potential applications as ovarian cancer biomarkers...
January 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644611/sexual-dysfunction-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-malaysia
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Sareh Dashti, Latiffah A Latiff, Habibah Abdul Hamid, Suriani Mohamad Sani, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Azrin Shah Abu Bakar, Nur Amirah Inani Binti Sabri, Maimunah Ismail, Ali Jafarzadeh Esfehani
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a combination of chronic anovulation, obesity, and hyperandrogenism and can affect sexual function in women of reproductive age. It is also associated with endometrial cancer. Our aim was to evaluate the frequency and predisposing factors of sexual dysfunction in PCOS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 16 married women with a definite diagnosis of PCOS were recruited. Sexual function was assessed in the domains of desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain using the female sexual function index (FSFI) questionnaire...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629537/the-significance-of-the-change-pattern-of-serum-ca125-level-for-judging-prognosis-and-diagnosing-recurrences-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#19
Zhi-Jun Yang, Bing-Bing Zhao, Li Li
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of the three main malignant tumors of the female reproductive system, with a 5-year overall survival (OS) of only 20-30 %. Approximately 70 % of patients relapse without being cured. To explore the significance of serum CA125 level pre-treatment and the change pattern of CA125 post-treatment for judging prognosis and diagnosing recurrences of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: A radioimmunoassay was used to continuously monitor levels of serum CA125 in 152 patients with EOC...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569070/the-role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-endometrial-carcinoma
#20
REVIEW
Aleksandra Aracki-Trenkic, Dragan Stojanov, Aleksandra Petric, Daniela Benedeto-Stojanov, Milan Trenkic, Jelena Ignjatovic
Gynecological cancers comprise about 19% of all cancers in women whereas the endometrial cancer is the most common malignant tumor of the female reproductive organs. The application of modern imaging tools plays an important role in the preoperative assessment of disease extent and allows the selection of a proper and adequate therapeutic approach for each patient. The purpose of this review was to show the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of endometrial carcinoma. MRI enables the display of zonal anatomy of the uterus, detection of the anomalies as well as the detection and characterization of pathological processess...
May 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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