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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224108/negative-impact-of-testosterone-deficiency-and-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-therapy-on-metabolic-and-sexual-function-in-men
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Abdulmaged M Traish
Androgens are steroid hormones with pleotropic and diverse biochemical and physiological functions, and androgen deficiency exerts a negative impact on human health. Testosterone (T) either directly or via its transformation into the more potent metabolite 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) or via aromatization into estradiol (E2) modulates important biochemical signaling pathways of human physiology and plays a critical role in the growth and/or maintenance of functions in a host of tissues and organs. T and 5α-DHT play an important role in regulating physiology of the muscle, adipose tissue, liver, bone, and central nervous system, as well as reproductive and sexual functions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216878/adaptive-phenotype-drives-resistance-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
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Nicoletta Ferrari, Ilaria Granata, Matteo Capaia, Marina Piccirillo, Mario Rosario Guarracino, Roberta Venè, Antonella Brizzolara, Andrea Petretto, Elvira Inglese, Martina Morini, Simonetta Astigiano, Adriana Agnese Amaro, Francesco Boccardo, Cecilia Balbi, Paola Barboro
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa), the second most common cancer affecting men worldwide, shows a broad spectrum of biological and clinical behaviour representing the epiphenomenon of an extreme heterogeneity. Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay of treatment for advanced forms but after few years the majority of patients progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), a lethal form that poses considerable therapeutic challenges. METHODS: Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, invasion and reporter assays, and in vivo studies were performed to characterize androgen resistant sublines phenotype in comparison to the parental cell line LNCaP...
December 8, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216311/amelioration-of-sexual-behavior-and-motor-activity-deficits-in-a-castrated-rodent-model-with-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-2f
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Megumi Morimoto, Yuichiro Amano, Masahiro Oka, Ayako Harada, Hisashi Fujita, Yukiko Hikichi, Ryuichi Tozawa, Masuo Yamaoka, Takahito Hara
Sarcopenia and cachexia present characteristic features of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength, anorexia, and lack of motivation. Treatments for these diseases have not yet been established, although selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are considered as therapeutic targets. We previously reported that a novel SARM compound, SARM-2f, exhibits anabolic effect on muscles, with less stimulatory effect on prostate weight compared with testosterone, in rat Hershberger assays and cancer cachexia models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214729/finasteride-inhibited-brain-dopaminergic-system-and-open-field-behaviors-in-adolescent-male-rats
#4
Li Li, Yun-Xiao Kang, Xiao-Ming Ji, Ying-Kun Li, Shuang-Cheng Li, Xiang-Jian Zhang, Hui-Xian Cui, Ge-Ming Shi
AIMS: Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Because androgen regulates dopaminergic system in the brain, it could be hypothesized that finasteride may inhibit dopaminergic system. The present study therefore investigates the effects of finasteride in adolescent and early developmental rats on dopaminergic system, including contents of dopamine and its metabolites (dihydroxy phenyl acetic acid and homovanillic acid) and tyrosine hydroxylase expressions both at gene and protein levels...
December 6, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211901/corrigendum-for-low-dose-dihydrotestosterone-drives-metabolic-dysfunction-via-cytosolic-and-nuclear-hepatic-androgen-receptor-mechanisms
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December 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204121/abnormal-cftr-affects-glucagon-production-by-islet-%C3%AE-cells-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Wen Qing Huang, Jing Hui Guo, Chun Yuan, Yu Gui Cui, Fei Yang Diao, Mei Kuen Yu, Jia Yin Liu, Ye Chun Ruan, Hsiao Chang Chan
Glucagon, produced by islet α cells, functions to increase blood glucose. Abnormal glucose levels are often seen in cystic fibrosis (CF), a systematic disease caused by mutations of the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), and in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder featured with hyperandrogenism affecting 5-10% women of reproductive age. Here, we explored the role of CFTR in glucagon production in α cells and its possible contribution to glucagon disturbance in CF and PCOS...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199649/testosterone-and-its-metabolites-differential-associations-with-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-men
#7
REVIEW
Bu B Yeap
As men grow older, circulating testosterone declines while the incidence of cardiovascular disease increases. Thus, the role of sex hormones as biomarkers, and possibly contributing factors to clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disease in the increasing demographic of aging men, has attracted considerable interest. This review focuses on observational studies of endogenous androgens, namely circulating testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, which have examined their associations with cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke...
December 1, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199581/molecular-dynamics-and-virtual-screening-analysis-of-lanosterol-derivatives-from-ganoderma-medicinal-mushrooms-agaricomycetes-as-selective-ligands-of-human-androgen-receptor
#8
Abraham M Vidal-Limon, Oscar Daniel Luna-Martinez, Fausto Rojas-Durán, Thuluz Meza-Menchaca, Maria Elena Hernández-Aguilar, Angel Trigos, Jorge Suárez-Medellín
Male sex hormones such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone play important roles in several physiological and pathological processes. The biological activities of the aforementioned metabolites are mediated by the multidomain androgen receptor (AR), which is therefore a well-studied drug target. Ganoderma mushroom lanostanoid extracts have previously been shown to exert antiandrogenic activity; therefore, this work aims to identify which lanostane derivatives might act as selective ligands for AR. Because protein flexibility is of paramount importance for ligand binding, different conformations of AR were sampled to account for binding modes within a ligand binding site, then subjected to virtual screening against a metabolite library...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194818/rapid-non-genomic-modulation-by-neurosteroids-of-dendritic-spines-in-the-hippocampus-androgen-estrogen-and-corticosteroid
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REVIEW
Gen Murakami, Yasushi Hojo, Asami Kato, Yoshimasa Komatsuzaki, Shigeo Horie, Mika Soma, Jonghyuk Kim, Suguru Kawato
Memories are stored in synapses which consist of axon terminals and dendritic spines. Dendritic spines are postsynaptic structures of synapses and essential for synaptic plasticity and cognition. Therefore, extensive investigations about functions and structures of spines have been performed. Sex steroids and stress steroids have been shown to modulate hippocampal synapses. Although rapid modulatory action of sex steroids on synapses has been studied in hippocampal neurons over several decades, its essential molecular mechanisms have not been fully understood...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186686/testosterone-attenuates-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-mediated-airway-inflammation
#10
Jacqueline-Yvonne Cephus, Matthew T Stier, Hubaida Fuseini, Jeffrey A Yung, Shinji Toki, Melissa H Bloodworth, Weisong Zhou, Kasia Goleniewska, Jian Zhang, Sarah L Garon, Robert G Hamilton, Vasiliy V Poloshukin, Kelli L Boyd, R Stokes Peebles, Dawn C Newcomb
Sex hormones regulate many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including asthma. As adults, asthma prevalence is 2-fold greater in women compared to men. The number of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) is increased in patients with asthma, and we investigate how testosterone attenuates ILC2 function. In patients with moderate to severe asthma, we determine that women have an increased number of circulating ILC2 compared to men. ILC2 from adult female mice have increased IL-2-mediated ILC2 proliferation versus ILC2 from adult male mice, as well as pre-pubescent females and males...
November 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186457/reproductive-hormone-levels-predict-changes-in-frailty-status-in-community-dwelling-older-men-european-male-ageing-study-prospective-data
#11
Agnieszka Swiecicka, Robert J A H Eendebak, Mark Lunt, Terence W O'Neill, György Bartfai, Felipe F Casanueva, Gianni Forti, Aleksander Giwercman, Thang S Han, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer, Michael E J Lean, Neil Pendleton, Margus Punab, Dirk Vanderschueren, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi, Frederick C W Wu, Martin K Rutter
Context: Clinical sequelae of androgen deficiency share common features with frailty. Evidence supporting the role of androgens in the development of frailty is limited and conflicting. Objective: To determine associations between male reproductive hormones and prospective changes in frailty status. Design/ Setting: 4.3-year prospective cohort study of community-dwelling men participating in the European Male Ageing Study. Participants: 3369 men aged 40-79 from 8 European centres...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186291/sex-differences-in-the-behavioral-desensitization-of-water-intake-observed-after-repeated-central-injections-of-angiotensin-ii
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Jessica Santollo, K Linnea Volcko, Derek Daniels
Previous in vivo and in vitro studies demonstrate that the angiotensin type 1 receptor rapidly desensitizes after exposure to angiotensin II (AngII). Behaviorally, this likely underlies the reduced drinking observed after acute repeated central injections of AngII. To date, this phenomenon has been studied exclusively in male subjects. Because there are sex differences in the dipsogenic potency of AngII, we hypothesized that sex differences also exist in desensitization caused by AngII. As expected, when male rats were pretreated with AngII, they drank less water after a test injection of AngII than did rats pretreated with vehicle...
November 24, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185104/5%C3%AE-reductase-isozymes-and-aromatase-mrna-levels-in-plucked-hair-from-young-women-with-female-pattern-hair-loss
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P Sánchez, C Serrano-Falcón, J M Torres, S Serrano, E Ortega
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is an important hair disorder, especially when young women are affected. However, pharmacological treatments are not successful in all women. Androgens, especially dihydrotestosterone (DHT), may play a role in FPHL, but many women with this disorder have normal serum androgen levels. It therefore appears that hair follicle levels of DHT depend on in situ testosterone (T) metabolism. Because T can be converted to DHT or estradiol (E2) by 5α-reductase (5α-R) and aromatase, respectively, these enzymes would determine DHT and E2 concentrations and their ratio...
November 28, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176856/prenatal-androgen-receptor-activity-has-organizational-morphological-effects-in-mice
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Sabine E Huber, Bernd Lenz, Johannes Kornhuber, Christian P Müller
Prenatal sex hormones exert organizational effects. It has been suggested that prenatal sex hormones affect adult morphological parameters, such as the finger length. Especially the second-to-fourth finger length (2D:4D) ratio has been implicated to be modified when exposed to higher androgen levels in utero. Here we show in a mouse model that experimental manipulation of the prenatal androgen level, by blocking the androgen receptor with flutamide or activating the androgen receptor with dihydrotestosterone (DHT), leads to changes in the length of the fingers of all paws in males and females...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176021/efficacy-and-safety-of-percutaneous-administration-of-dihydrotestosterone-in-children-of-different-genetic-backgrounds-with-micropenis
#15
Dan Xu, Liangsheng Lu, Li Xi, Ruoqian Cheng, Zhou Pei, Yunli Bi, Shuangsui Ruan, Feihong Luo
BACKGROUND: Exogenous androgen supplement is an optional treatment for micropenis; however, its use in childhood is controversial due to potential side effects. METHODS: Twenty-three children (mean age: 4.07±3.4 years) with micropenis of unknown causes harboring the 46,XY karyotype were recruited in an open prospective study. Androgen receptor (AR), steroid 5α-reductase-2 (SRD5A2), and SRY genes were sequenced; 2.5% dihydrotestosterone (DHT) transdermal gel (0...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175172/a-diagnostic-curiosity-of-isolated-androstenedione-elevation-due-to-autoantibodies-against-horseradish-peroxidase-label-of-the-immunoassay
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Yvonne Yijuan Lim, Lizhen Ong, Tze Ping Loh, Sunil Kumar Sethi, Andrew A J Sng, Kah Yin Loke, David J Halsall, Ieuan A Hughes, Yung Seng Lee
Two sisters with hirsutism presented with mild hirsutism and isolated, grossly elevated (>34.9nmol/L) serum concentrations of androstenedione measured by competitive, homogeneous immunoassay. The clinically discordant laboratory results prompted us to look for assay interference. In this immunoassay, horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-conjugated androstenedione competes with endogenous androstenedione for binding with the solid-phase polyclonal rabbit IgG antibodies. After a wash step, the amount of signal generated by the bound HRP conjugate is inversely proportional to the androstenedione concentration...
November 23, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164416/high-throughput-and-direct-measurement-of-androgen-levels-using-turbulent-flow-chromatography-liquid-chromatography-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry-tfc-lc-tqms-to-discover-chemicals-that-modulate-dihydrotestosterone-production-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#17
Kyungsu Kang, Lei Peng, Yu-Jin Jung, Joo Yeon Kim, Eun Ha Lee, Hee Ju Lee, Sang Min Kim, Sang Hyun Sung, Cheol-Ho Pan, Yongsoo Choi
OBJECTIVES: To develop a high-throughput screening system to measure the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in cultured human prostate cancer cells using turbulent flow chromatography liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (TFC-LC-TQMS). RESULTS: After optimizing the cell reaction system, this method demonstrated a screening capability of 103 samples, including 78 single compounds and 25 extracts, in less than 12 h without manual sample preparation...
November 21, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152074/vanillic-acid-attenuates-testosterone-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-rats-and-inhibits-proliferation-of-prostatic-epithelial-cells
#18
Yunu Jung, Jinbong Park, Hye-Lin Kim, Dong-Hyun Youn, JongWook Kang, Seona Lim, Mi-Young Jeong, Gautam Sethi, Sung-Joo Park, Kwang Seok Ahn, Jae-Young Um
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common disease in the male population, especially in elderly men. Vanillic acid (VA), a dihydroxybenzoic derivative used as a flavoring agent, is reported to have an anti-inflammatory effect. However, there are no reports of its effects on BPH to date. BPH was induced with a pre-4-week treatment of daily subcutaneous injections of testosterone propionate (TP), and the normal control group received injections of ethanol with corn oil instead. Six weeks of further injections were done with (a) ethanol with corn oil, (b) TP only, (c) TP + finasteride, and (d) TP + VA...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150907/sensitivity-of-doping-biomarkers-after-administration-of-a-single-dose-testosterone-gel
#19
Jenny Mullen, Annica Börjesson, Oscar Hopcraft, Jenny J Schulze, Magnus Ericsson, Anders Rane, Mikael Lehtihet, Lena Ekström
Micro-doping with testosterone (T) is challenging to detect with the current doping tests. Today, the methods available to detect T are longitudinally monitoring of urine biomarkers in the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) and measuring the isotopic composition of excreted biomarkers to distinguish the origin of the molecule. In this study, we investigated the detectability of a single dose of 100 mg T gel in 8 healthy male subjects. We also studied which biomarkers were most sensitive to T gel administration, including blood biomarkers...
November 18, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138503/dihydrotestosterone-levels-at-birth-associate-positively-with-higher-proportions-of-circulating-immature-na%C3%A3-ve-cd5-b-cells-in-boys
#20
Anna-Carin Lundell, Inger Nordström, Kerstin Andersson, Anna Strömbeck, Claes Ohlsson, Åsa Tivesten, Anna Rudin
Boys present with higher proportions of immature/naïve CD5(+) B cells than girls up to 3 years of age. Boys also have higher fractions of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in early infancy, but the mechanisms for these sex-related differences are unknown. In the prospective FARMFLORA follow-up study of 23 boys and 25 girls, we investigated if these immunological differences remained at 8 years of age. We also examined if testosterone or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels at birth and at 8 years of age were associated with immune maturation...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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