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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096494/reproductive-performance-primarily-depends-on-the-female-genotype-in-a-two-factorial-breeding-experiment-using-high-fertility-mouse-lines
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Martina Langhammer, Marten Michaelis, Michaela F Hartmann, Stefan A Wudy, Alexander Sobczak, Gerd Nürnberg, Norbert Reinsch, Jennifer Schön, Joachim M Weitzel
Mouse models showing an improved fertility phenotype are barely described in the literature. In the present study, we further characterized two outbred mouse models that have been selected for the phenotype 'high fertility' for more than 177 generations (fertility lines (FL) 1 and 2). In order to delineate the impact of males and females on fertility parameters, we performed a two-factorial breeding experiment by mating males and females of the three different genotypes (FL1, FL2, unselected control (Ctrl)) in all 9 possible combinations...
March 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090348/changes-in-hba1c-and-circulating-and-adipose-tissue-androgen-levels-in-overweight-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-response-to-electroacupuncture
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E Stener-Victorin, M Maliqueo, M Soligo, V Protto, L Manni, E Jerlhag, M Kokosar, A Sazonova, C J Behre, M Lind, C Ohlsson, K Højlund, A Benrick
AIM: Insulin sensitivity is ~40% lower in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than in controls. We tested the hypothesis that 5 weeks of electroacupuncture treatment improves glucose regulation and androgen levels in overweight/obese women with PCOS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen women with PCOS, aged 18 to 38 years, with a body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m(2) and diagnosed with PCOS were included in this experimental and feasibility study and subjected to five weeks of electroacupuncture treatments three times/week...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081317/hormone-therapy-in-hypospadias-surgery-a-survey-on-the-current-practice-in-turkey
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Gülnur Göllü Bahadır, Ergun Ergün, Onur Telli, Farid Khanmammadov, Ahmet Murat Çakmak
BACKGROUND/AIM: Nowadays surgical intervention is possible in smaller phalluses and younger children with hypospadias disease. Different hormone treatments with different doses, modalities, indications, and treatment times come along with some disputes. The aim of this study is to evaluate the management approaches in hypospadias surgery of surgeons in regards to hormone preparations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were sent via e-mail to 110 actively working pediatric surgeons and urologists...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067796/combined-effects-of-androgen-and-growth-hormone-on-osteoblast-marker-expression-in-mouse-c2c12-and-mc3t3-e1-cells-induced-by-bone-morphogenetic-protein
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Kosuke Kimura, Tomohiro Terasaka, Nahoko Iwata, Takayuki Katsuyama, Motoshi Komatsubara, Ryota Nagao, Kenichi Inagaki, Fumio Otsuka
Osteoblasts undergo differentiation in response to various factors, including growth factors and steroids. Bone mass is diminished in androgen- and/or growth hormone (GH)-deficient patients. However the functional relationship between androgen and GH, and their combined effects on bone metabolism, remains unclear. Here we investigated the mutual effects of androgen and GH on osteoblastic marker expression using mouse myoblastic C2C12 and osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. Combined treatment with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and GH enhanced BMP-2-induced expression of Runx2, ALP, and osteocalcin mRNA, compared with the individual treatments in C2C12 cells...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062795/silac-based-proteomics-of-primary-human-kidney-cells-reveals-a-novel-link-between-male-sex-hormones-and-impaired-energy-metabolism-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Sergi Clotet, Maria Jose Soler, Marta Riera, Julio Pascual, Fei Fang, Joyce Zhou, Ihor Batruch, Stella K Vasiliou, Apostolos Dimitromanolakis, Clara Barrios, Eleftherios Diamandis, James Scholey, Ana Konvalinka
Male sex predisposes to many kidney diseases. Considering that androgens exert deleterious effects in a variety of cell types within kidney, we hypothesized that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) would alter the biology of the renal tubular cell by inducing changes in the proteome. We employed stable isotope labeling with amino acids (SILAC) in an indirect spike-in fashion to accurately quantify the proteome in DHT- and 17β-estradiol (EST)-treated human proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTEC). Of the 5043 quantified proteins, 76 were differentially regulated...
January 4, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062481/sex-specific-effects-of-sex-steroids-on-alveolar-epithelial-na-transport
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Melanie Haase, Mandy Laube, Ulrich H Thome
Alveolar fluid clearance mediates perinatal lung transition to air breathing in newborn infants, which is accomplished by epithelial Na+ channels (ENaC) and the Na,K-ATPase. Male sex represents a major risk factor for developing respiratory distress, especially in preterm infants. We previously showed that male sex is associated with reduced epithelial Na+ transport, possibly contributing to the sexual dimorphism in newborn respiratory distress. This study aimed to determine sex-specific effects of sex steroids on epithelial Na+ transport...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055971/src-promotes-castration-recurrent-prostate-cancer-through-androgen-receptor-dependent-canonical-and-non-canonical-transcriptional-signatures
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Indranil Chattopadhyay, Jianmin Wang, Maochun Qin, Lingqiu Gao, Renae Holtz, Robert L Vessella, Robert W Leach, Irwin H Gelman
Progression of prostate cancer (PC) to castration-recurrent growth (CRPC) remains dependent on sustained expression and transcriptional activity of the androgen receptor (AR). A major mechanism contributing to CRPC progression is through the direct phosphorylation and activation of AR by Src-family (SFK) and ACK1 tyrosine kinases. However, the AR-dependent transcriptional networks activated by Src during CRPC progression have not been elucidated. Here, we show that activated Src (Src527F) induces androgen-independent growth in human LNCaP cells, concomitant with its ability to induce proliferation/survival genes normally induced by dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in androgen-dependent LNCaP and VCaP cells...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041963/4-chlorodiazepam-modulates-the-development-of-primary-hippocampal-neurons-in-a-sex-dependent-manner
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B D Arbo, C Vieira-Marques, I Ruiz-Palmero, A Ortiz-Rodriguez, M A Arevalo, L M Garcia-Segura, M F Ribeiro
The translocator protein 18kDa (TSPO) is located in the outer mitochondrial membrane and is involved in the cholesterol transport into the mitochondria and in the regulation of steroidogenesis and other mitochondrial functions. It is known that steroid hormones, such as estradiol, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone are neuroprotective and regulate neuritogenesis in the CNS by different mechanisms. However, the developmental effects of TSPO ligands in the CNS are not known. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the developmental effects of 4'-chlorodiazepam (4'-CD), a TSPO ligand, in primary cultures of male and female mouse hippocampal neurons...
December 29, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011482/galectin-3-is-implicated-in-tumor-progression-and-resistance-to-anti-androgen-drug-through-regulation-of-androgen-receptor-signaling-in-prostate-cancer
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Tsogt-Ochir Dondoo, Tomoharu Fukumori, Kei Daizumoto, Tomoya Fukawa, Miho Kohzuki, Minoru Kowada, Yoshito Kusuhara, Hidehisa Mori, Hiroyoshi Nakatsuji, Masayuki Takahashi, Hiro-Omi Kanayama
BACKGROUND: Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)-related deaths are increasing worldwide. Therefore, clarification of the mechanisms of hormone-related tumor progression and resistance to anti-androgen drugs is useful in order to develop strategies for appropriate treatment of CRPC. Galectin-3 has been shown to be correlated with tumor progression in a variety of cancer types through the regulation of tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, and apoptosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined tumor cell invasion and migration using the xCELLigence system...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999117/performance-of-mass-spectrometry-steroid-profiling-for-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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D J Handelsman, H J Teede, R Desai, R J Norman, L J Moran
STUDY QUESTION: How well does multi-analyte steroid mass spectrometry (MS) profiling classify women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our liquid chromatography MS (LC-MS) steroid profiling only minimally improves discrimination of women with and without PCOS compared with a direct testosterone immunoassay (T_IA) and the free androgen index (FAI). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blood testosterone measured by direct (non-extraction) immunoassay overlaps between women with and without PCOS...
December 19, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990661/association-of-obesity-related-hemodilution-of-prostate-specific-antigen-dihydrotestosterone-and-testosterone
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Zachary Klaassen, Lauren E Howard, Daniel M Moreira, Gerald L Andriole, Martha K Terris, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) hemodilution is the leading theory for lower PSA values in obese men. However, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which are necessary for PSA production, are reduced in obese men. We assessed the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and PSA, taking into consideration the effect of testosterone and DHT. METHODS: Among 8,122 participants in Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE), complete data were available for 7,275...
December 19, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990353/effect-of-dihydrotestosterone-on-the-expression-of-mucin-1-and-the-activity-of-wnt-signaling-in-mouse-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Li Qin, Cheng Pei, Qian-Yan Kang, Zhao Liu, Li Li
AIM: To explore the effects of the androgen dihydrotestosterone on the expression of mucin 1 (MUC1) and the activity of Wnt signaling in mouse corneal epithelial cells. METHODS: Primary mouse corneal epithelial cells were isolated from the corneas of BALB/c mice. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunofluorescence and Western blot analysis were used to quantify the differential expression of selected genes. The androgen receptor was silenced by transfecting cells with androgen receptor shRNAs...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983870/kisspeptin-in-the-hypothalamus-of-two-rat-models-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Satoko Osuka, Akira Iwase, Tatsuo Nakahara, Mika Kondo, Ai Saito, Bayasula, Tomoko Nakamura, Sachiko Takikawa, Maki Goto, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Hyperandrogenism, disturbance of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis followed by elevated serum luteinizing hormone (LH) levels, and insulin resistance are involved in the complicated pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Kisspeptin is co-expressed with neurokinin B (NKB) in the arcuate nucleus (ARC), the center of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-pulse generator that is responsible for pulsatile LH secretion. We compared two androgenized rat models of PCOS to evaluate the estrous cycle, hormonal profiles, and expression of kisspeptin and NKB in the ARC...
December 16, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979488/testosterone-replacement-attenuates-intimal-hyperplasia-development-in-an-androgen-deficient-model-of-vascular-injury
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Brian M Freeman, Junior Univers, Richard K Fisher, Stacy S Kirkpatrick, Frederick A Klein, Michael B Freeman, Deidra J H Mountain, Oscar H Grandas
BACKGROUND: Androgen deficiency (AD) is associated with increased risk of vascular disease. Dysfunctional remodeling of the vessel wall and atypical proliferative potential of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are fundamental processes in the development of intimal hyperplasia (IH). We have demonstrated an inverse relationship between dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels, matrix metalloproteinase activity, and VSMC migration and proliferation in vitro. Here, we investigated the role of AD and testosterone (TST) replacement in IH development in an animal model of vascular injury to elucidate mechanisms modulated by AD that could be playing a role in the development of vascular pathogenesis...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976414/low-testosterone-alters-the-activity-of-mouse-prostate-stem-cells
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Ye Zhou, Ben Copeland, Maya Otto-Duessel, Miaoling He, Susan Markel, Tim W Synold, Jeremy O Jones
BACKGROUND: Low serum testosterone (low T) has been repeatedly linked to worse outcomes in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer (PC). How low T contributes to these outcomes is unknown. Here we demonstrate that exposure to low T causes significant changes in the mouse prostate and prostate stem cells. METHODS: Mice were castrated and implanted with capsules to achieve castrate, normal, or sub-physiological levels of T. After 6 weeks of treatment, LC-MS/MS was used to quantify the levels of T and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in serum and prostate tissue...
December 14, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974129/-clinical-evaluation-and-management-of-neonates-with-disorder-of-sexual-development
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Hui Liu, Xiao-Mei Tong
Disorder of sexual development or disorder of sex differentiation (DSD) refers to the inconsistency between karyotype and gonad phenotype and/or gonad anatomy in neonates and is manifested as the difficulty in identifying neonates' sex. According to the karyotype, DSD is classified as 46,XY DSD, 46,XX DSD, and sex chromosome DSD. A combination of detailed medical history, physical examination, and laboratory and imaging examinations is required for the diagnosis and comprehensive assessment of neonatal DSD and the determination of potential causes in clinical practice...
December 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967242/low-dose-dihydrotestosterone-drives-metabolic-dysfunction-via-cytosolic-and-nuclear-hepatic-androgen-receptor-mechanisms
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Stanley Andrisse, Shameka Childress, Yaping Ma, Katelyn Billings, Yi Chen, Ping Xue, Ashley Stewart, Momodou L Sonko, Andrew Wolfe, Sheng Wu
Androgen excess in women is associated with metabolic dysfunction (obesity, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D)) and reproductive dysfunction (polycystic ovaries, amenorrhea, dysregulated gonadotropin release, and infertility). We sought to identify the effects of androgen excess on glucose metabolic dysfunction and the specific mechanisms of action by which androgens are inducing pathology. We developed a mouse model that displayed pathophysiological serum androgen levels with normal body mass/composition to ensure that the phenotypes were directly from androgens and not an indirect consequence of obesity...
December 14, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956485/ovarian-control-of-growth-and-sexual-size-dimorphism-in-a-male-larger-gecko
#18
Lukáš Kubička, Tereza Schořálková, Jan Červenka, Lukáš Kratochvíl
Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) reflects sex-specific solutions to the allocation of energy among growth, reproduction and survival; however, the proximate mechanisms behind these solutions are still poorly known even in vertebrates. In squamates, sexual differences in body size used to be attributed to direct energy allocation to energetically demanding processes, largely to reproduction. In addition, SSD is assumed to be controlled by specific endogenous mechanisms regulating growth in a sex-specific manner, namely masculinization by male gonadal androgens, or feminization by ovarian hormones...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893717/androgen-and-ar-contribute-to-breast-cancer-development-and-metastasis-an-insight-of-mechanisms
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J Feng, L Li, N Zhang, J Liu, L Zhang, H Gao, G Wang, Y Li, Y Zhang, X Li, D Liu, J Lu, B Huang
The role of androgen and androgen receptor (AR) in breast carcinogenesis has long been a disputed issue. This report provides a mechanistic insight into how androgen and AR contributes to invasion and metastasis of breast cancer. We find that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is able to induce the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells in an AR-dependent/estrogen receptor-independent manner. This process is dependent on the demethylation activity of lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1) by epigenetically regulating the target genes E-cadherin and vimentin...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893427/cholesterol-import-and-steroidogenesis-are-biosignatures-for-gastric-cancer-patient-survival
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Wei-Chun Chang, Shang-Fen Huang, Yang-Ming Lee, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Bi-Hua Cheng, Wei-Chung Cheng, Jason Yen-Ping Ho, Long-Bin Jeng, Wen-Lung Ma
Androgens, estrogens, progesterone and related signals are reported to be involved in the pathology of gastric cancer. However, varied conclusions exist based on serum hormone levels, receptor expressions, and in vitro or in vivo studies. This report used a web-based gene survival analyzer to evaluate biochemical processes, including cholesterol importing via lipoprotein/receptors (L/R route), steroidogenic enzymes, and steroid receptors, in gastric cancer patients prognosis. The sex hormone receptors (androgen receptor, progesterone receptor, and estrogen receptor ESR1 or ESR2), L/R route (low/high-density lipoprotein receptors, LDLR/LRP6/SR-B1 and lipoprotein lipase, LPL) and steroidogenic enzymes (CYP11A1, HSD3B1, CYP17, HSD17B1, HSD3B1, CYP19A1 and SRD5A1) were associated with 5-year survival of gastric cancer patients...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
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