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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184488/brain-maturation-cognition-and-voice-pattern-in-a-gender-dysphoria-case-under-pubertal-suppression
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Maiko A Schneider, Poli M Spritzer, Bianca Machado Borba Soll, Anna M V Fontanari, Marina Carneiro, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Angelo B Costa, Dhiordan C da Silva, Karine Schwarz, Maurício Anes, Silza Tramontina, Maria I R Lobato
Introduction: Gender dysphoria (GD) (DMS-5) is a condition marked by increasing psychological suffering that accompanies the incongruence between one's experienced or expressed gender and one's assigned gender. Manifestation of GD can be seen early on during childhood and adolescence. During this period, the development of undesirable sexual characteristics marks an acute suffering of being opposite to the sex of birth. Pubertal suppression with gonadotropin releasing hormone analogs (GnRHa) has been proposed for these individuals as a reversible treatment for postponing the pubertal development and attenuating psychological suffering...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176028/higher-phthalate-concentrations-are-associated-with-precocious-puberty-in-normal-weight-thai-girls
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Khomsak Srilanchakon, Thawiphark Thadsri, Chutima Jantarat, Suriyan Thengyai, Wichit Nosoognoen, Vichit Supornsilchai
BACKGROUND: The cause of precocious puberty may be associated with genetics and other conditions such as central nervous system (CNS) insults, or the exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Phthalates is known to be one of the EDCs and have estrogenic and antiandrogenic activities, and may be associated with advanced puberty. The objective of the study was to determine the association between urinary phthalate metabolites and advanced puberty. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with precocious puberty (breast onset <8 years, n=42) and early puberty (breast onset 8-9 years, n=17), compared to age-matched controls (n=77)...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163975/on-the-descent-of-the-epididymo-testicular-unit-cryptorchidism-and-prevention-of-infertility
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REVIEW
Faruk Hadziselimovic
This comprehensive review provides in-depth coverage of progress made in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cryptorchidism, a frequent pathology first described in about 1786 by John Hunter. The first part focuses on the physiology, embryology, and histology of epididymo-testicular descent. In the last 20 years epididymo-testicular descent has become the victim of schematic drawings with an unjustified rejection of valid histological data. This part also includes discussion on the roles of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, fibroblast growth factors, Müllerian inhibiting substance, androgens, inhibin B, and insulin-like 3 in epididymo-testicular descent...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131093/metformin-for-rapidly-maturing-girls-with-central-adiposity-less-liver-fat-and-slower-bone-maturation
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Francis de Zegher, Cristina García Beltrán, Abel López-Bermejo, Lourdes Ibáñez
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Girls with low-birth weight (LBW) and postnatal weight catch-up tend to develop visceral and hepatic fat excess, which may be accompanied by an upregulated adrenarche with precocious pubarche (PP) and by a rapidly progressive puberty with early menarche and shorter stature. A pilot study suggested that metformin treatment for 4 years reduces central adiposity in LBW-PP girls and normalizes puberty and adult height. In this cohort, we studied the relationship between metformin treatment, bone maturation, and body composition...
November 7, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118296/mismatch-between-fetal-sexing-and-birth-phenotype-a%C3%A2-case-of-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Keisuke Yoshii, Yasuhiro Naiki, Yumiko Terada, Maki Fukami, Reiko Horikawa
With advancing maternal age, the number of prenatal genetic tests is increasing in many countries. Prenatal genetic tests, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and non-invasive prenatal testing, can disclose fetal chromosomal sex, although these tests were originally designed to prenatally diagnose chromosomal aneuploidies, such as trisomy 21, 18 and 13. Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by an androgen receptor dysfunction leading to hormone resistance...
November 9, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101351/programmed-cell-senescence-in-skeleton-during-late-puberty
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Changjun Li, Yu Chai, Lei Wang, Bo Gao, Hao Chen, Peisong Gao, Feng-Quan Zhou, Xianghang Luo, Janet L Crane, Bin Yu, Xu Cao, Mei Wan
Mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSPCs) undergo rapid self-renewal and differentiation, contributing to fast skeletal growth during childhood and puberty. It remains unclear whether these cells change their properties during late puberty to young adulthood, when bone growth and accrual decelerate. Here we show that MSPCs in primary spongiosa of long bone in mice at late puberty undergo normal programmed senescence, characterized by loss of nestin expression. MSPC senescence is epigenetically controlled by the polycomb histone methyltransferase enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) and its trimethylation of histone H3 on Lysine 27 (H3K27me3) mark...
November 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081501/the-effects-of-muscle-mass-and-muscle-quality-on-cardio-metabolic-risk-in-peripubertal-girls-a-longitudinal-study-from-childhood-to-early-adulthood
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S Cheng, P Wiklund
BACKGROUND: Increased cardio-metabolic risk is well documented in children and adolescents with obesity and normal weight obesity. However, the associations of muscle mass and muscle quality with cardio-metabolic risk, independent of weight status from childhood to adulthood, has not been examined. METHODS: 236 girls were followed from pre-puberty to early adulthood. Fat mass and lean mass of the whole body were assessed by a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; muscle cross-sectional area, muscle density (skeletal muscle fat content) of the lower leg by the peripheral quantitative computerized tomography (pQCT) and blood glucose, insulin, triglycerides and HDL cholesterol by enzymatic photometric methods...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064384/association-between-obesity-and-puberty-timing-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wenyan Li, Qin Liu, Xu Deng, Yiwen Chen, Shudan Liu, Mary Story
This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the associations between obesity and puberty timing based on scientific evidence. Eight electronic databases were searched up to February 2017 for eligible studies, and two reviewers screened the articles and extracted the data independently. A total of 11 cohort studies with 4841 subjects met the inclusion criteria. Compared with the group of normal-weight girls, the obese group had more girls with menarche (RR: 1.87, 95% CI: 1.59-2.19, 2 studies). The number of girls with early puberty was significantly higher in the obese group than the normal weight group (RR: 2...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024822/pubertally-initiated-high-fat-diet-promotes-mammary-tumorigenesis-in-obesity-prone-fvb-mice-similarly-to-obesity-resistant-balb-c-mice
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Yirong Zhu, Mark D Aupperlee, Sandra Z Haslam, Richard C Schwartz
Premenopausal breast cancer is associated with increased animal fat consumption among normal-weight but not overweight women. Our previous findings in obesity-resistant BALB/c mice showed that a diet high in saturated animal fat (HFD) promotes mammary tumorigenesis in both DMBA carcinogenesis and Trp53-null transplant models. Having made these observations in BALB/c mice, which have very modest HFD weight gain, we determined the effects of HFD in FVB mice, which gain significant weight on HFD. Three-week-old FVB mice fed a low-fat diet or HFD were subjected to 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced carcinogenesis...
December 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017168/enhanced-at-puberty-1-eap1-expression-critically-regulates-the-onset-of-puberty-independent-of-hypothalamic-kiss1-expression
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Chenxi Li, Pin Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Enhance at puberty-1 (Eap1) is an intronless gene that regulates the onset of puberty through a network of hypothalamic genes. However, precise mechanistic events essential for Eap1-regulation of puberty have not been fully elucidated. Eap1 is thought to promote the initiation of puberty through regulation of the hypothalamic metastasis-suppressor KiSS1. We aim to investigate this hypothesis by genetically perturbing Eap1 through RNA interference in vivo. METHODS: We first engineered and optimized four sets of shRNAs that target rat Eap1 mRNA as well as one negative control shRNA...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989027/hyperglycemic-condition-during-puberty-increases-collagen-fibers-deposition-in-the-prostatic-stroma-and-reduces-mmp-2-activity
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Sérgio Alexandre Alcantara Dos Santos, Elaine Manoela Porto Amorim, Larissa Mayume Ribeiro, Jaqueline Carvalho Rinaldi, Flávia Karina Delella, Luis Antonio Justulin, Sérgio Luis Felisbino
Puberty is an important period for the growth and maturation of the male reproductive system, and is also a critical window for endocrine or environmental interference. The physiological levels of circulating insulin and hyperglycemic control are important factors for a normal prostate growth. Hyperglycemia during puberty is reported to retard the growth of the prostate gland, with remarkable effects on the epithelial compartment. Here, we investigated the impact of hyperglycemia along with a simultaneous or late insulin replacement on the ventral prostate growth in rats during puberty, paying special attention to the deposition of collagen fibers and activities of gelatinase, matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), and -9 (MMP-9)...
December 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988578/alcohol-and-puberty
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William L Dees, Jill K Hiney, Vinod K Srivastava
Adolescence represents a vulnerable period for developing youth. Alcohol use and misuse are especially problematic behaviors during this time. Adolescents are more sensitive to alcohol and less tolerant of its detrimental effects than are adults. Research in humans and animals has revealed that early alcohol consumption can result in delayed pubertal development. Animal studies have shown that alcohol detrimentally affects neuroendocrine systems within the hypothalamic region of the brain that are associated with the normal, timely onset of the pubertal process...
2017: Alcohol Research: Current Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938419/nocturnal-urinary-excretion-of-fsh-and-lh-in-children-and-adolescents-with-normal-and-early-puberty
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Nanna Kolby, Alexander S Busch, Lise Aksglaede, Kaspar Sørensen, Jorgen Holm Petersen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anders Juul
Context: Clinical use of single serum gonadotropin measurements in children is limited by the pulsatile secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). However, first morning voided (FMV) urine may integrate the fluctuating gonadotropin serum levels. Objective: We aimed to evaluate urinary and serum gonadotropin levels according to age, sex, and pubertal stage in healthy children and to assess the clinical use of FMV urinary gonadotropins in children with disordered puberty...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926827/one-year-follow-up-of-girls-with-precocious-puberty-and-their-mothers-do-psychological-assessments-change-over-time-or-with-treatment
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Melissa J Schoelwer, Kelly L Donahue, Paula Didrick, Erica A Eugster
BACKGROUND: To determine whether psychological characteristics of girls with variations of early puberty and their mothers change over time and with treatment in girls with central precocious puberty (CPP). METHODS: Girls with CPP, premature adrenarche (PA), and early normal puberty (ENP) completed psychological assessments at baseline and after 1 year along with their mothers. All girls with CPP were treated with GnRH analogs. Psychological effects of group and time were examined using 2 × 3 mixed ANOVAs...
2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919976/impacts-of-prenatal-nutrition-on-animal-production-and-performance-a-focus-on-growth-and-metabolic-and-endocrine-function-in-sheep
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REVIEW
Prabhat Khanal, Mette Olaf Nielsen
The concept of foetal programming (FP) originated from human epidemiological studies, where foetal life nutrition was linked to health and disease status later in life. Since the proposal of this phenomenon, it has been evaluated in various animal models to gain further insights into the mechanisms underlying the foetal origins of health and disease in humans. In FP research, the sheep has been quite extensively used as a model for humans. In this paper we will review findings mainly from our Copenhagen sheep model, on the implications of late gestation malnutrition for growth, development, and metabolic and endocrine functions later in life, and discuss how these implications may depend on the diet fed to the animal in early postnatal life...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881544/-prospective-association-between-early-adiposity-rebound-and-adolescent-development-in-girls
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Y Sun, J Fang, R Yang, Y P Lai, J J Hu, X N Duan, P Y Su, Y H Wan, F B Tao
Objective: To determine possible relations between early adiposity rebound and adolescent development. Methods: Prospective children cohort from 2 kindergartens selected through clustering convenience sampling method in Anhui Province was established since Sep. 2010. Participants were classified as Cohort 1 (2010), Cohort 2 (2011) and Cohort 3 (2012) according to the recruiting year. Till Sep. 2015, a toal of 802 girls were included in this study, and received follow-up till primary school. During kindergarten period, physical examination was carried out every 3 months, 8 times in total...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821292/the-relationship-between-obesity-and-body-compositions-with-respect-to-the-timing-of-puberty-in-chongqing-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fang He, Peiyu Guan, Qin Liu, Donna Crabtree, Linli Peng, Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: It is well known that excess adiposity during childhood may influence pubertal development. However, the extent to which body compositions vary in throughout puberty in boys and girls is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether obesity and body compositions correlate with the timing of puberty in boys and girls. METHODS: By random cluster sampling, our study analyzed data from 1472 students (690 girls, 782 boys) aged 6-17 years from two schools in the Chongqing area...
August 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774346/tall-stature-a-difficult-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Cristina Meazza, Chiara Gertosio, Roberta Giacchero, Sara Pagani, Mauro Bozzola
Referral for an assessment of tall stature is less common than for short stature. Tall stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations above the mean for age. The majority of subjects with tall stature show a familial tall stature or a constitutional advance of growth (CAG), which is a diagnosis of exclusion. After a careful physical evaluation, tall subjects may be divided into two groups: tall subjects with normal appearance and tall subjects with abnormal appearance. In the case of normal appearance, the paediatric endocrinologist will have to evaluate the growth rate...
August 3, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742520/growth-and-pubertal-patterns-in-young-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Sarah Elitzur, Revital Houri-Shtrecher, Michal Yackobovitz-Gavan, Galia Avrahami, Shlomit Barzilai, Gil Gilad, Yael Lebenthal, Moshe Phillip, Batia Stark, Isaac Yaniv, Shlomit Shalitin
BACKGROUND: Survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may experience endocrine dysfunction. This study evaluated growth and pubertal patterns in survivors of childhood ALL. METHODS: Longitudinal assessment of anthropometric measurements and pubertal status was performed in a retrospective cohort of survivors (n=183). Median age at last endocrine visit was 16.1 years (range 8.2-27.6); median follow-up time was 8.7 years (range 3-21.4). RESULTS: Treatment with chemotherapy+prophylactic cranial radiation (pCRT, n=29) was associated with lower mean height standard deviation score (SDS) than chemotherapy alone (n=154) (p=0...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742508/clinical-characterization-of-a-novel-calcium-sensing-receptor-genetic-alteration-in-a-greek-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-hypocalcemia-type-1
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Anna Papadopoulou, Evangelia Gole, Katerina Melachroinou, Theoni Trangas, Evaggelia Bountouvi, Anastasios Papadimitriou
OBJECTIVE: Autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) is a rare familial or sporadic syndrome associated with activating mutations in the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene. The aim of this study was to assess the functional significance of a novel CaSR mutation and, moreover, to present the clinical characteristics and the bone mineral density (BMD) progression from early childhood to late puberty in a patient with ADH. DESIGN: Genetic analysis of the CaSR gene was performed in a patient who presented in the neonatal period with hypocalcemic seizures and biochemical features of ADH...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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