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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648645/does-human-endometrial-lgr5-gene-expression-suggest-the-existence-of-another-hormonally-regulated-epithelial-stem-cell-niche
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N Tempest, A M Baker, N A Wright, D K Hapangama
STUDY QUESTION: Is human endometrial leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) gene expression limited to the postulated epithelial stem cell niche, stratum basalis glands, and is it hormonally regulated? SUMMARY ANSWER: LGR5 expressing cells are not limited to the postulated stem cell niche but LGR5 expression is hormonally regulated. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The human endometrium is a highly regenerative tissue; however, endometrial epithelial stem cell markers are yet to be confirmed...
April 10, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621713/analysis-of-endocrine-activity-in-drinking-water-surface-water-and-treated-wastewater-from-six-countries
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Frederic D L Leusch, Peta A Neale, Charlotte Arnal, Natalie H Aneck-Hahn, Patrick Balaguer, Auguste Bruchet, Beate I Escher, Mar Esperanza, Marina Grimaldi, Gaela Leroy, Marco Scheurer, Rita Schlichting, Merijn Schriks, Armelle Hebert
The aquatic environment can contain numerous micropollutants and there are concerns about endocrine activity in environmental waters and the potential impacts on human and ecosystem health. In this study a complementary chemical analysis and in vitro bioassay approach was applied to evaluate endocrine activity in treated wastewater, surface water and drinking water samples from six countries (Germany, Australia, France, South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain). The bioassay test battery included assays indicative of seven endocrine pathways, while 58 different chemicals, including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and industrial compounds, were analysed by targeted chemical analysis...
March 27, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544204/two-synthetic-progestins-and-natural-progesterone-are-responsible-for-most-of-the-progestagenic-activities-in-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plant-effluents-in-the-czech-and-slovak-republics
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Pavel Šauer, Alžběta Stará, Oksana Golovko, Olga Valentová, Adam Bořík, Roman Grabic, Hana Kocour Kroupová
Vast numbers of xenobiotics are known still to be present in treated municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents. Some of these possess endocrine-disrupting potency and pose risks for exposed aquatic animals. We searched for 17 potential environmental contaminants having affinity to the progesterone receptor. Relative potency values of these progesterone receptor-active chemicals were obtained. On the basis of relative potencies and measured environmental concentrations, the contribution of progestins to measured progestagenic activities was evaluated...
March 2, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528626/collision-cross-section-ccs-database-an-additional-measure-to-characterize-steroids
#4
Maykel Hernández-Mesa, Bruno Le Bizec, Fabrice Monteau, Ana M García-Campaña, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel
Ion mobility spectrometry enhances the performance characteristics of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry workflows intended to steroid profiling by providing a new separation dimension and a novel characterization parameter, the so-called collision cross section (CCS). This work proposes the first CCS database for 300 steroids (i.e. endogenous, including phase I and phase II metabolites, and exogenous synthetic compounds), which involves 1080 ions and covers the CCS of 127 androgens, 84 estrogens, 50 corticosteroids and 39 progestagens...
March 12, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526632/contribution-of-sex-steroids-and-prolactin-to-the-modulation-of-t-and-b-cells-during-autoimmunity
#5
REVIEW
Gabriela Recalde, Tamara Moreno-Sosa, Florencia Yúdica, Cristian A Quintero, María Belén Sánchez, Graciela A Jahn, Alexis M Kalergis, Juan Pablo Mackern-Oberti
In this review we discuss how sex steroids and prolactin affect regulation and responsiveness of B and T cells. Sex hormones exert profound effects on several physiological processes of non- reproductive tissues. In the immune system, several studies with experimental models for SLE have shown a noticeable pro-inflammatory role for ERα, contributing to disease development reflected in proteinuria and renal pathology. On the other hand, ERβ appears to have an anti- inflammatory and immunosuppressive effect...
May 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515356/steroid-transport-local-synthesis-and-signaling-within-the-brain-roles-in-neurogenesis-neuroprotection-and-sexual-behaviors
#6
REVIEW
Nicolas Diotel, Thierry D Charlier, Christian Lefebvre d'Hellencourt, David Couret, Vance L Trudeau, Joel C Nicolau, Olivier Meilhac, Olivier Kah, Elisabeth Pellegrini
Sex steroid hormones are synthesized from cholesterol and exert pleiotropic effects notably in the central nervous system. Pioneering studies from Baulieu and colleagues have suggested that steroids are also locally-synthesized in the brain. Such steroids, called neurosteroids, can rapidly modulate neuronal excitability and functions, brain plasticity, and behavior. Accumulating data obtained on a wide variety of species demonstrate that neurosteroidogenesis is an evolutionary conserved feature across fish, birds, and mammals...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427631/urofecal-steroid-profiles-of-captive-blue-fronted-parrots-amazona-aestiva-with-different-reproductive-outcomes
#7
Ricardo J G Pereira, Mauricio D Christofoletti, Marcel H Blank, José Mauricio B Duarte
Despite Psitaciformes (parrots) being the third largest nonpasserine order (398 species), it currently ranks second in number of threatened species (28%) according to the Internatinal Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) criteria. Since most of the literature concerning reproductive endocrinology in avian species derives from domestic and song birds, it is puzzling that advances in reproductive science for the Psitaciformes order lags far behind, in spite of the growing threats against them. In order to expand our knowledge of Neotropical parrots (Psittacidae), we examined annual changes in urofecal sex steroid metabolites of Blue-fronted amazon pairs (Amazona aestiva) exhibiting successful (nestlings) and unsuccessful breeding (infertile or no eggs)...
February 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414008/analysis-by-lc-ms-ms-of-endogenous-steroids-from-human-serum-plasma-endometrium-and-endometriotic-tissue
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Merja R Häkkinen, Taija Heinosalo, Niina Saarinen, Tero Linnanen, Raimo Voutilainen, Timo Lakka, Jarmo Jääskeläinen, Matti Poutanen, Seppo Auriola
An LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated to analyze simultaneously estrogens (estradiol, E2; estrone, E1), androgens (testosterone, T; androstenedione, A4; dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA), progestagens (17a-hydroxypregnenolone, 17OHP5; 17a-hydroxyprogesterone, 17OHP4; progesterone, P4), glucocorticoids (cortisol, F; cortisone E; corticosterone, B; 11-deoxycortisol, S; 21-hydroxyprogesterone, 21OHP4), and mineralocorticoids (aldosterone, A) from 150 μl of human serum, plasma, or endometrium and endometriotic tissue homogenates...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377248/characterization-of-estrous-cycles-and-pregnancy-in-somali-wild-asses-equus-africanus-somaliensis-through-fecal-hormone-analyses
#9
Corinne P Kozlowski, Helen L Clawitter, Tim Thier, Martha T Fischer, Cheryl S Asa
Although reproduction in the domestic horse has been well described, less is known about reproduction in wild equids. This study describes endocrine patterns associated with estrous cycles and pregnancy for Somali wild asses (Equus africanus somaliensis), an endangered African equid. Fecal samples were collected three times per week for more than 2 years from five female Somali wild asses at the Saint Louis Zoo; progestagen and estrogen metabolites were quantified using commercially available immunoassays. Progestagen analysis indicated that cycle lengths were 27...
January 2018: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349823/tibolone-and-risk-of-gynecological-hormone-sensitive-cancer
#10
Ellen Christine Leth Løkkegaard, Lina Steinrud Mørch
Risk of ovarian cancer with hormone therapy is associated with use of both unopposed estrogen therapy and combined estrogen-progestin therapy, whereas for endometrial cancer addition of continuous progestin decreases the estrogen induced increased risk. Less is known about risk with use of tibolone; a synthetic steroid with estrogenic, progestagenic and androgenic properties. We assessed these associations in a prospective cohort study, including all Danish women 50-79 years of age and followed 1995-2009. National Danish Registers captured individually updated exposure information, cancer cases including histology and confounding factors...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221568/nutritional-programming-by-glucocorticoids-in-breast-milk-targets-mechanisms-and-possible-implications
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REVIEW
Jonneke J Hollanders, Annemieke C Heijboer, Bibian van der Voorn, Joost Rotteveel, Martijn J J Finken
Vertical transmission of glucocorticoids via breast milk might pose a mechanism through which lactating women could prepare their infants for the postnatal environment. The primary source of breast-milk glucocorticoids is probably the systemic circulation. Research from our group showed that milk cortisol and cortisone concentrations follow the diurnal rhythm of maternal hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, with a higher abundance of cortisone compared to cortisol. Measurement of breast-milk glucocorticoid concentrations is challenging due to possible cross-reactivity with progestagens and sex steroids, which are severely elevated during pregnancy and after parturition...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216406/high-throughput-h295r-steroidogenesis-assay-utility-as-an-alternative-and-a-statistical-approach-to-characterize-effects-on-steroidogenesis
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Derik E Haggard, Agnes L Karmaus, Matthew T Martin, Richard S Judson, R Woodrow Setzer, Katie Paul Friedman
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have used the human adrenocarcinoma (H295R) cell-based assay to predict chemical perturbation of androgen and estrogen production. Recently, a high-throughput H295R (HT-H295R) assay was developed as part of the ToxCast program that includes measurement of 11 hormones, including progestagens, corticosteroids, androgens, and estrogens. To date, 2012 chemicals have been screened at one concentration; of these, 656 chemicals have been screened in concentration-response...
December 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181380/production-preservation-and-transfer-of-south-american-camelid-embryos
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REVIEW
Virginia L Trasorras, María Ignacia Carretero, Deborah M Neild, Maria Graciela Chaves, Susana M Giuliano, Marcelo H Miragaya
The current review summarizes progress in the field of in vitro and in vivo production of South American Camelid embryos. Both methods require ovarian superstimulation (with FSH and eCG) to obtain multiple ovulations ( in vivo embryo production) or to induce follicle growth for oocyte collection ( in vitro embryo production). Moreover, superstimulation entails prior administration of hormones that inhibit follicular growth (progesterone, progestagens, and estrogens). Cumulus-oocyte complexes obtained must mature in vivo (buserelin administration) or in vitro to then be subjected to in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147745/steroid-hormone-profiling-in-human-breast-adipose-tissue-using-semi-automated-purification-and-highly-sensitive-determination-of-estrogens-by-gc-apci-ms-ms
#14
Kristin Hennig, Jean Philippe Antignac, Emmanuelle Bichon, Marie-Line Morvan, Isabelle Miran, Suzette Delaloge, Jean Feunteun, Bruno Le Bizec
Body mass index is a known breast cancer risk factor due to, among other mechanisms, adipose-derived hormones. We developed a method for steroid hormone profiling in adipose tissue to evaluate healthy tissue around the tumor and define new biomarkers for cancer development. A semi-automated sample preparation method based on gel permeation chromatography and subsequent derivatization with trimethylsilyl (TMS) is presented. Progestagens and androgens were determined by GC-EI-MS/MS (LOQ 0.5 to 10 ng/g lipids)...
January 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095656/fabrication-of-eudragit-polymeric-nanoparticles-using-ultrasonic-nebulization-method-for-enhanced-oral-absorption-of-megestrol-acetate
#15
Seo Young Dai, Su-Eon Jin, Daehyun Kim, Don Haeng Lee, Su-Geun Yang
Megestrol acetate (MGA) is used as a progestagen to treat advanced cancers in the breast or uterus and anorexia-cachexia syndrome in cancer patients. Due to its low solubility (BCS class II), MGA bioavailability needs to be enhanced for efficacy and safety. We developed MGA-encapsulated Eudragit(®) L100 (EUD) nanoparticles (MGA-EUD (1:1) and MGA-EUD (2:1)) using an ultrasonic nebulization method. MGA-EUD (1:1) and MGA-EUD (2:1) consisted of MGA and EUD at the mass ratios of 1:1 and 2:1. Their physicochemical properties, i...
November 2, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079092/histopathology-vitellogenin-and-chemical-body-burden-in-mosquitofish-gambusia-holbrooki-sampled-from-six-river-sites-receiving-a-gradient-of-stressors
#16
Philip D Scott, Heather M Coleman, Stuart Khan, Richard Lim, James A McDonald, Julie Mondon, Peta A Neale, Erik Prochazka, Louis A Tremblay, Michael St J Warne, Frederic D L Leusch
There are over 40,000 chemical compounds registered for use in Australia, and only a handful are monitored in the aquatic receiving environments. Their effects on fish species in Australia are largely unknown. Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) were sampled from six river sites in Southeast Queensland identified as at risk from a range of pollutants. The sites selected were downstream of a wastewater treatment plant discharge, a landfill, two agricultural areas, and two sites in undeveloped reaches within or downstream of protected lands (national parks)...
March 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031924/evaluation-of-cervical-mucus-and-reproductive-efficiency-of-seasonally-anovular-dairy-goats-after-short-term-progestagen-based-estrous-induction-protocols-with-different-gonadotropins
#17
Jeferson F Fonseca, Joanna M G Souza-Fabjan, Maria Emilia F Oliveira, Renata C Cruz, Luciana V Esteves, Maria Pia S L Matos de Paiva, Felipe Z Brandão, Antônio B Mancio
The use of three different gonadotropins was tested for estrous induction in dairy goats during the non-breeding season. All does received an injection of 30 μg of d-cloprostenol and intravaginal sponges containing 60mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MAP) for 6 d plus 20 IU of porcine FSH (pFSH), 200 IU of eCG or 250 IU of hCG 24h before sponge removal. In Experiment 1 (n=24), ovarian ultrasound parameters were recorded and cervical mucus was evaluated daily for 5 d after sponge removal or until ovulation...
December 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973766/ewes-carrying-the-booroola-and-vacaria-prolificacy-alleles-respond-differently-to-ovulation-induction-with-equine-chorionic-gonadotrophin
#18
J C F Moraes, C J H Souza
The magnitude of ovulation rate (OR) after hormonal induction in sheep should be considered when prolific genotypes are used. We investigated for the first time the effect of the Vacaria allele and its combined effect with the Booroola prolificacy mutation on OR after hormonal treatment during breeding and anoestrous season. A hundred forty-nine Ile de France crossbred ewes, raised in natural pastures in South Brazil, were used to evaluate the OR after treatment with progestagen (MAP) followed or not by equine chorionic gonadotrophin (eCG) treatment (MAP + eCG)...
September 21, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971522/half-a-century-of-equine-reproduction-research-and-application-a-veterinary-tour-de-force
#19
REVIEW
W R Allen, S Wilsher
Over the past 50 years, per season pregnancy rate in Thoroughbred mares have risen from 70 to >90% and foaling rates from 55 to >80%. Some of the significant pharmacological treatments and diagnostic methods which have driven this marked improvement in breeding efficiency are reviewed. They include the application of artificial lighting to hasten the onset of ovulatory oestrous cyclicity in early Spring, rapid steroid hormone assays to aid in determining the stage and normality of the mare's cycle, prostaglandin analogues, synthetic progestagens and Gonadotrophin-releasing Hormone (GnRH) analogues to better control and manipulate her cycle to good effect, transrectal ultrasound scanning to monitor follicle growth, endometrial architecture and ovulation and to allow accurate, early pregnancy diagnosis thereby enabling successful ablation of one of twin conceptuses...
January 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852505/non-invasive-endocrine-monitoring-indicates-seasonal-variations-in-gonadal-hormone-metabolites-in-dholes-cuon-alpinus
#20
Jaruwan Khonmee, Suvichai Rojanasthien, Chatchote Thitaram, Jureerat Sumretprasong, Anurut Aunsusin, Chawin Chaisongkram, Nucharin Songsasen
To date, there is no information on reproductive endocrinology of dholes (Cuon alpinus). The objectives of the present study were as follows: (i) to characterize longitudinal profiles of gonadal steroids; and (ii) to examine the relationship between gonadal hormones and sexual behaviours in dholes. Three breeding pairs and two bachelor males were included in the study. Among these, four animals (2 males and 2 females; 4 years old) were imported from The Netherlands to Thailand 3 months before the study onset; the remaining individuals (3 males and 1 female; 5-7 years old) were native born...
2017: Conservation Physiology
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