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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662485/our-environment-shapes-us-the-importance-of-environment-and-sex-differences-in-regulation-of-autoantibody-production
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Michael Edwards, Rujuan Dai, S Ansar Ahmed
Consequential differences exist between the male and female immune systems' ability to respond to pathogens, environmental insults or self-antigens, and subsequent effects on immunoregulation. In general, females when compared with their male counterparts, respond to pathogenic stimuli and vaccines more robustly, with heightened production of antibodies, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and chemokines. While the precise reasons for sex differences in immune response to different stimuli are not yet well understood, females are more resistant to infectious diseases and much more likely to develop autoimmune diseases...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644507/the-impact-of-obesity-on-breast-cancer
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Daniel F Argolo, Clifford A Hudis, Neil M Iyengar
The rates of obesity are increasing worldwide and this condition is now recognized as a leading preventable cause of cancer. Several diseases are directly related to obesity, including diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, musculoskeletal disorders, and a diverse range of malignances-such as breast cancer. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of postmenopausal estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer and worse cancer-related outcomes for all breast tumor subtypes. Several mechanisms have been proposed to contribute to the obesity-cancer link, including high levels of circulating and local estrogens, altered amounts of adipokines (leptin and adiponectin), disrupted insulin/IGF signaling, modifications within the microbiome, and local and systemic effects of inflammation...
April 11, 2018: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558207/low-dose-brain-estrogen-prevents-menopausal-syndrome-while-maintaining-the-diversity-of-the-gut-microbiomes-in-estrogen-deficient-rats
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Sunmin Park, Da Sol Kim, Eun Seon Kang, Da Bin Kim, Suna Kang
We evaluated the effects of intracerebroventricular administration(ICV) of brain estrogen and progesterone on menopausal symptoms and their effects on the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone(FSH) and luteinizing hormone(LH) in estrogen-deficient rats. Three weeks after ovariectomy(OVX) or Sham-operation, OVX rats were given ICV infusions of either 17β-estradiol(4 μg/day; ICV-E), progesterone(0.8 μg/day; ICV-P), or vehicle(control) for 4 weeks. OVX rats in the positive-control group were orally provided 150 μg 17β-estradiol/kg bw/day...
March 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356515/dysregulation-of-intestinal-health-by-environmental-pollutants-involvement-of-the-estrogen-receptor-and-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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Lianguo Chen, Weipeng Zhang, Jianghuan Hua, Chenyan Hu, Nelson Lok-Shun Lai, Pei-Yuan Qian, Paul K S Lam, James C W Lam, Bingsheng Zhou
To determine how environmental pollutants induce dysbiosis of the gut microbiota, we exposed adult zebrafish to model pollutants with varied modes of action (atrazine, estradiol, polychlorinated biphenyl [PCB]126, and PCB153) for 7 days. Subsequently, metagenomic sequencing of the intestines was performed to compare the gut microbiomes among the groups. We observed clear compound- and sex-specific responses to xenobiotic stress. Principal component analysis revealed involvement of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and, to a lesser extent, the estrogen receptor (ER) in the dysregulation of the intestinal microbiota...
February 20, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339259/perturbations-of-gut-microbiome-genes-in-infants-with-atopic-dermatitis-according-to-feeding-type
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Min-Jung Lee, Mi-Jin Kang, So-Yeon Lee, Eun Lee, Kangjin Kim, Sungho Won, Dong In Suh, Kyung Won Kim, Youn Ho Sheen, Kangmo Ahn, Bong-Soo Kim, Soo-Jong Hong
BACKGROUND: Perturbations of the infant gut microbiota can shape development of the immune system and link to the risk of allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand the role of the gut microbiome in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). The metagenome of the infant gut microbiome was analyzed according to feeding types. METHODS: Composition of the gut microbiota was analyzed in fecal samples from 129 infants (6 months old) by using pyrosequencing, including 66 healthy infants and 63 infants with AD...
April 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152146/breast-tissue-oral-and-urinary-microbiomes-in-breast-cancer
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Hannah Wang, Jessica Altemus, Farshad Niazi, Holly Green, Benjamin C Calhoun, Charles Sturgis, Stephen R Grobmyer, Charis Eng
It has long been proposed that the gut microbiome contributes to breast carcinogenesis by modifying systemic estrogen levels. This is often cited as a possible mechanism linking breast cancer and high-fat, low-fiber diets as well as antibiotic exposure, associations previously identified in population-based studies. More recently, a distinct microbiome has been identified within breast milk and tissue, but few studies have characterized differences in the breast tissue microbiota of patients with and without cancer, and none have investigated distant body-site microbiomes outside of the gut...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151980/synbiotic-effects-of-%C3%AE-glucans-from-cauliflower-mushroom-and-lactobacillus-fermentum-on-metabolic-changes-and-gut-microbiome-in-estrogen-deficient-rats
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Seong-Yeop Jeong, Suna Kang, Cao Shi Hua, Zhang Ting, Sunmin Park
Background: We investigated whether the long-term consumption of a symbiotic formulation with Lactobacillus fermentum (probiotic) and β-glucan from cauliflower mushroom (prebiotic) would delay the progression of post-menopausal symptoms in ovariectomized (OVX) rats and explored their mechanisms of action, including changes in gut microbiota. Methods: OVX rats were fed with high-fat diets containing 1% dextrin (control), 1% lyophilized cauliflower mushroom extract (CFM), 0...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121700/difference-in-the-gut-microbiome-between-ovariectomy-induced-obesity-and-diet-induced-obesity
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Sungmi Choi, Yu-Jin Hwang, Min-Jeong Shin, Hana Yi
During menopausal transition, the imbalance of estrogen causes body weight gain. Although gut microbiome dysbiosis has been reported in postmenopausal obesity, it is not clear whether there is any difference in the microbiome profile between dietary-induced obesity and postmenopausal obesity. Therefore, in this study, we analyzed intestinal samples from ovariectomized mice and compared them with those of mice with high-fat diet-induced obesity. To further evaluate the presence of menopause-specific bacteria-gene interactions, we also analyzed the liver transcriptome...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100781/estrogens-and-female-liver-health
#9
Karen L Chen, Zeynep Madak-Erdogan
Due to declining estrogen levels during menopause, NAFLD prevalence is higher in postmenopausal women compared to in premenopausal women or in men. Postmenopausal women are more susceptible to weight gain, fat redistribution and dyslipidemia, all major hallmarks of metabolic syndrome associated with increased NAFLD risk. Gut microbiota plays important roles in development of gastrointestinal tract, metabolism and immunity. Host-microbe interactions allows regulation of a wide range of pathways that affect healthy and diseased physiology...
November 1, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893284/role-of-sex-hormones-and-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-susceptibility-and-mucosal-immunity-to-hiv-1-in-the-female-genital-tract
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Danielle Vitali, Jocelyn M Wessels, Charu Kaushic
While the prevalence of Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection has stabilized globally, it continues to be the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. The majority of new infections are transmitted heterosexually, and women have consistently been found to be more susceptible to HIV-1 infection during heterosexual intercourse compared to men. This emphasizes the need for a deeper understanding of how the microenvironment in the female genital tract (FGT) could influence HIV-1 acquisition...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386898/estrogen-receptor-beta-mediates-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-in-mouse
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Cheng Xu, Zhao-Yan Jiang, Qian Liu, Hui Liu, Aihua Gu
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), an artificial fluorosurfactant and global contaminant, is used widely in various consumer products. In this study, we investigated the function of estrogen receptor β (ERβ) in PFOS-induced bile acid and cholesterol metabolism disorders and gut microbiome using ERβ knockout mice that were exposed to PFOS by gavage. Our results showed that a daily dose of 5 mg PFOS/kg significantly induced hydropic degeneration and vacuolation in hepatic cells, reduced bile acid, and cholesterol levels in liver tissue, and influenced the abundance and composition of gut microbiota...
May 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008325/lactobacilli-dominance-and-vaginal-ph-why-is-the-human-vaginal-microbiome-unique
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Elizabeth A Miller, DeAnna E Beasley, Robert R Dunn, Elizabeth A Archie
The human vaginal microbiome is dominated by bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus, which create an acidic environment thought to protect women against sexually transmitted pathogens and opportunistic infections. Strikingly, lactobacilli dominance appears to be unique to humans; while the relative abundance of lactobacilli in the human vagina is typically >70%, in other mammals lactobacilli rarely comprise more than 1% of vaginal microbiota. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain humans' unique vaginal microbiota, including humans' distinct reproductive physiology, high risk of STDs, and high risk of microbial complications linked to pregnancy and birth...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897166/erratum-effects-of-low-dose-estrogen-therapy-on-the-vaginal-microbiomes-of-women-with-atrophic-vaginitis
#13
Jian Shen, Ning Song, Christopher J Williams, Celeste J Brown, Zheng Yan, Chen Xu, Larry J Forney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709424/gastrointestinal-microbiome-and-breast-cancer-correlations-mechanisms-and-potential-clinical-implications
#14
REVIEW
Jiqiao Yang, Qiuwen Tan, Qingyu Fu, Yaojie Zhou, Yuanyuan Hu, Shenli Tang, Yuting Zhou, Junhui Zhang, Juanjuan Qiu, Qing Lv
Gastrointestinal microbiome plays as a symbiont which provides protection effect against invading pathogens, aids in the immune system development, nutrient reclamation and absorption as well as molecule breakdown. And it may avert carcinogenesis through these biological activities. By now, studies have been carried out to elaborate the association between gastrointestinal microbiome and breast cancer. It has been implicated that breast cancer was substantially associated with estrogen-dependent and estrogen-independent functions of gastrointestinal microbiome...
March 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698617/unraveling-the-dynamics-of-the-human-vaginal-microbiome
#15
REVIEW
Kenetta L Nunn, Larry J Forney
Four Lactobacillus species, namely L. crispatus , L. iners , L. gasseri , and L. jensenii , commonly dominate the vaginal communities of most reproductive-age women. It is unclear why these particular species, and not others, are so prevalent. Historically, estrogen-induced glycogen production by the vaginal epithelium has been proffered as being key to supporting the proliferation of vaginal lactobacilli. However, the 'fly in the ointment' (that has been largely ignored) is that the species of Lactobacillus commonly found in the human vagina cannot directly metabolize glycogen...
September 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451320/menopause-and-the-vaginal-microbiome
#16
REVIEW
Alicia L Muhleisen, Melissa M Herbst-Kralovetz
For over a century it has been well documented that bacteria in the vagina maintain vaginal homeostasis, and that an imbalance or dysbiosis may be associated with poor reproductive and gynecologic health outcomes. Vaginal microbiota are of particular significance to postmenopausal women and may have a profound effect on vulvovaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, sexual health and overall quality of life. As molecular-based techniques have evolved, our understanding of the diversity and complexity of this bacterial community has expanded...
September 2016: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27125180/corrigendum-discovery-of-a-novel-seminal-fluid-microbiome-and-influence-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-genetic-status
#17
Angela B Javurek, William G Spollen, Amber M Mann Ali, Sarah A Johnson, Dennis B Lubahn, Nathan J Bivens, Karen H Bromert, Mark R Ellersieck, Scott A Givan, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27107051/the-intestinal-microbiome-and-estrogen-receptor-positive-female-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Maryann Kwa, Claudia S Plottel, Martin J Blaser, Sylvia Adams
The huge communities of residential microbes, including bacteria, viruses, Archaea, and Eukaryotes, that colonize humans are increasingly recognized as playing important roles in health and disease. A complex populous ecosystem, the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract harbors up to 10(11) bacterial cells per gram of luminal content, whose collective genome, the gut metagenome, contains a vastly greater number of individual genes than the human genome. In health, the function of the microbiome might be considered to be in dynamic equilibrium with the host, exerting both local and distant effects...
August 2016: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103314/effects-of-low-dose-estrogen-therapy-on-the-vaginal-microbiomes-of-women-with-atrophic-vaginitis
#19
Jian Shen, Ning Song, Christopher J Williams, Celeste J Brown, Zheng Yan, Chen Xu, Larry J Forney
Atrophic vaginitis (AV) is common in postmenopausal women, but its causes are not well understood. The symptoms, which include vaginal itching, burning, dryness, irritation, and dyspareunia, can usually be alleviated by low doses of estrogen given orally or locally. Regrettably, the composition of vaginal bacterial communities in women with AV have not been fully characterized and little is known as to how these communities change over time in response to hormonal therapy. In the present intervention study we determined the response of vaginal bacterial communities in postmenopausal women with AV to low-dose estrogen therapy...
April 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26971397/discovery-of-a-novel-seminal-fluid-microbiome-and-influence-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-genetic-status
#20
Angela B Javurek, William G Spollen, Amber M Mann Ali, Sarah A Johnson, Dennis B Lubahn, Nathan J Bivens, Karen H Bromert, Mark R Ellersieck, Scott A Givan, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Bacteria harbored in the male reproductive system may influence reproductive function and health of the male and result in developmental origins of adult health and disease (DOHaD) effects in his offspring. Such effects could be due to the seminal fluid, which is slightly basic and enriched with carbohydrates; thereby, creating an ideal habitat for microbes or a potential seminal fluid microbiome (SFM). Using wild-type (WT) and estrogen receptor-alpha (ESR1) knockout (KO) male mice, we describe a unique SFM whose inhabitants differ from gut microbes...
March 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
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