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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585695/the-rhogap-myo9b-promotes-bone-growth-by-mediating-osteoblastic-responsiveness-to-igf-1
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Brooke K McMichael, Yong-Hoon Jeong, Justin A Auerbach, Cheol-Min Han, Ryan Sedlar, Vikram Shettigar, Martin Bähler, Sudha Agarwal, Do-Gyoon Kim, Beth S Lee
The RhoA subfamily of Rho GTPases regulates actin-based cellular functions in bone such as differentiation, migration, and mechanotransduction. Polymorphisms or genetic ablation of RHOA and some of its regulatory guanine exchange factors (GEFs) have been linked to poor bone health in humans and mice, but the effects of RhoA-specific GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) on bone quality have not yet been identified. Therefore, we examined the consequences of RhoGAP Myo9b gene knockout on bone growth, phenotype and cellular activity...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520646/relationship-between-pubertal-timing-and-chronic-nonspecific-pain-in-adolescent-girls-the-young-hunt3-study-2006-2008
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Barbro Kløven, Gry B Hoftun, Pål R Romundstad, Marite Rygg
The aim of this study was to examine a possible relationship between early puberty and chronic nonspecific pain in 13- to 18-year-old girls. All adolescents in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway, were invited to participate in the Young-HUNT3 study (2006-2008). Of the invited girls, 81% answered the questionnaire and of these 3982 were 13 to 18 years of age. Menarche and perceived physical maturation were used as exposure measures. Early menarche was defined as <12 years, normal menarche as ≥12 and <14 years, and late menarche as ≥14 years...
May 16, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511077/clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-predicting-a-requirement-for-the-reevaluation-of-growth-hormone-status-during-growth-hormone-treatment-retesting-early-in-the-course-of-gh-treatment
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Dogus Vuralli, E Nazli Gonc, Z Alev Ozon, Ayfer Alikasifoglu, Nurgun Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the predictive criteria, in the form of specific clinical, hormonal and radiological parameters, for children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) who may benefit from the reevaluation of GH status early in the course of growth hormone (GH) treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS: Two hundred sixty-five children with growth hormone deficiency were retested by GH stimulation at the end of the first year of GH treatment. The initial clinical and laboratory characteristics of those with a normal (GH≥10ng/ml) response and those with a subnormal (GH<10ng/ml) response were compared to predict a normal GH status during reassessment...
June 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504511/-intrauterine-growth-restriction-endocrinological-perspective-update-of-the-2007-version-arch-argent-pediatr-2007-105-1-71-73
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Most children born with low weight or intrauterine growth restriction develop catch-up growth that allows them to reach a final height according to their genetic target height. However, in about 15% of children this growth is insufficient. In both, children who have adequate compensatory growth and therefore normal height and children who remain low in childhood, it is necessary to take into account that if puberty starts early, the final height could be compromised. Timely and appropriate intervention could improve it...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483364/how-to-investigate-a-child-with-excessive-growth
#5
Régis Coutant, Aurélie Donzeau, Anne Decrequy, Mathilde Louvigné, Natacha Bouhours-Nouet
The diagnostic approach to tall stature in children is based on collecting birth data (macrosomia), sizes and family puberty, a family history of constitutional or pathological tall stature, search for a delay of development, dysmorphia, disproportion, analysis of the growth velocity (normal or accelerated), general examination and assessment of puberty, and bone age. When there is a history of psychomotor retardation, a family history of pathological tall stature, or a disproportion in the clinical examination, the genetic causes of tall stature will be mentioned...
May 5, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464352/maternal-experience-raising-girls-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-qualitative-study
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N Navot, A G Jorgenson, S J Webb
BACKGROUND: A growing line of research has sought to characterize the different presentations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among boys and girls. Much less is known about maternal experience and mother-child relationship in children with ASD based on child gender. The present qualitative study aimed to investigate the mother-daughter relationship from the perspective of mothers who are raising girls with ASD with normal intelligence and functional verbal communication. METHODS: Eleven in-depth interviews were conducted with mothers of girls with ASD, ages 10-19 years...
May 2, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450075/congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Selma Feldman Witchel
The congenital adrenal hyperplasias (CAH) comprise a family of autosomal recessive disorders that disrupt adrenal steroidogenesis. The most common form is due to21-hydroxylase deficiency associated with mutations in the CYP21A2 gene which is located at chromosome 6p21. The clinical features associated with each disorder of adrenal steroidogenesis represent a clinical spectrum reflecting the consequences of the specific mutations. Treatment goals include normal linear growth velocity and "on-time" puberty in affected children...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443258/the-effect-of-first-nocturnal-ejaculation-timing-on-risk-and-sexual-behaviors-of-korean-male-adolescents
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Mi-Ji Lee, Go-Eun Yang, Hee Won Chueh, Jae Hong Park, Jae-Ho Yoo
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the effect of first nocturnal ejaculation timing on risk and sexual behaviors of Korean male adolescents. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 10th edition of the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based survey that was conducted with male high school adolescents in grades 10-12. The survey included 17,907 adolescents, and 10,326 responded their experience of first nocturnal ejaculation. Of these, 595 had their first nocturnal ejaculation in ≤grade 4 ("early puberty") and 9,731 had their first nocturnal ejaculation in ≥grade 5 ("normal puberty")...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432332/involvement-of-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-in-pubertal-disorders-induced-by-thyroid-status
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Mika Kiyohara, You Lee Son, Kazuyoshi Tsutsui
Thyroid disorders cause abnormal puberty, indicating interactions between the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) and hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axes, which are important in pubertal development. The hypothalamic gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) was shown to be decreased in the early prepubertal stage, suggesting the role of GnIH on pubertal onset. Here, we investigated whether thyroid dysfunction affects pubertal onset in female mice via GnIH regulation. Hypothyroidism showed delayed pubertal onset with increased GnIH expression and reduced pituitary-gonadal activity...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372865/left-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-adolescents-relations-to-fitness-and-fatness
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Katrin A Dias, Angela L Spence, Satyam Sarma, David Oxborough, Anita S Timilsina, Peter S W Davies, Peter A Cain, Gary M Leong, Charlotte B Ingul, Jeff S Coombes
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood predisposes individuals to cardiovascular disease and increased risk of premature all-cause mortality. The aim of this study was to determine differences in LV morphology and function in obese and normal-weight adolescents. Furthermore, relationships between LV outcomes, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and adiposity were explored. METHODS: LV morphology was assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 20 adolescents (11 normal-weight [BMI equivalent to 18kg/m(2)-25kg/m(2)] and 9 obese [BMI equivalent to ≥30kg/m(2)]); 13...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364286/adult-height-after-spontaneous-pubertal-growth-or-gnrh-analog-treatment-in-girls-with-early-puberty-a-meta-analysis
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Silvano Bertelloni, Francesco Massart, Mario Miccoli, Giampiero I Baroncelli
Early puberty (EP) has been defined as the onset of puberty in the low-normal range; it may be a cause for concern regarding a possible impairment of adult height (AH). This paper meta-analysed data on AH after spontaneous growth or after gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog treatment in girls with EP. A computerized literature search was conducted from 1980 to June 30, 2016. Only published studies in English were considered. Eight papers were selected (483 cases). In untreated girls (n = 300), predicted adult height (PAH) at start of follow-up (-0...
June 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348072/the-follicle-stimulating-hormone-fsh-and-luteinizing-hormone-lh-response-to-a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogue-test-in-healthy-prepubertal-girls-aged-10-months-to-6-years
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Esben Thyssen Vestergaard, Mia Elbek Schjørring, Konstantinos Kamperis, Karin Kastberg Petersen, Søren Rittig, Anders Juul, Kurt Kritstensen, Niels Birkebæk
OBJECTIVE: Premature thelarche and precocious puberty are frequently diagnosed in girls even below 6 years of age and may be difficult to differentiate in the early stages. A GnRH test is often included in the diagnostic work-up, although interpretation of the GnRH test in girls below 6 years of age is challenging, as no reference interval exists for this age group. The objective is to determine the normal FSH and LH response to a GnRH test in healthy prepubertal girls below 6 years of age...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333300/comparison-of-global-gene-expression-profiles-of-microdissected-human-foetal-leydig-cells-with-their-normal-and-hyperplastic-adult-equivalents
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Grete Lottrup, Kirstine Belling, Henrik Leffers, John E Nielsen, Marlene D Dalgaard, Anders Juul, Niels E Skakkebæk, Søren Brunak, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
STUDY QUESTION: Do human adult Leydig cells (ALCs) within hyperplastic micronodules display characteristics of foetal LCs (FLCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The gene expression profiles of FLCs and all ALC subgroups were clearly different, but there were no significant differences in expressed genes between the normally clustered and hyperplastic ALCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: LCs are the primary androgen producing cells in males throughout development and appear in chronologically distinct populations; FLCs, neonatal LCs and ALCs...
May 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324034/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-ovarian-morphology-in-women-with-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-kallmann-syndrome-effects-of-recombinant-human-fsh
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Hélène Bry-Gauillard, Florence Larrat-Ledoux, Jean-Marc Levaillant, Nathalie Massin, Luigi Maione, Isabelle Beau, Nadine Binart, Philippe Chanson, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Janet E Hall, Jacques Young
Context: Isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), characterized by gonadotropin deficiency and absent puberty, is very rare in women. IHH prevents pubertal ovarian stimulation, but anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) have not been studied. Objectives: (1) To compare, in IHH vs controls, AMH, ovarian volume (OV), and AFC. (2) To compare, in IHH, ovarian responses to recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rhFSH) and rhFSH plus recombinant human luteinizing hormone (rhLH)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248755/testicular-growth-and-development-in-puberty
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Jaakko J Koskenniemi, Helena E Virtanen, Jorma Toppari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe pubertal testicular growth in humans, changes in testicular cell populations that result in testicular growth, and the role of testosterone and gonadotrophins follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) in testicular growth. When human data were not available, studies in nonhuman primates and/or rodents were used as surrogates. RECENT FINDINGS: Testicular growth in puberty follows a sigmoidal growth curve, with a large variation in timing of testicular growth and adult testicular volume...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238455/androgen-dependent-mechanisms-of-pro-angiogenic-networks-in-placental-and-tumor-development
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Veronika M Metzler, Simone de Brot, Robert S Robinson, Jennie N Jeyapalan, Emad Rakha, Thomas Walton, David S Gardner, Emma F Lund, Jonathan Whitchurch, Daisy Haigh, Jack M Lochray, Brian D Robinson, Cinzia Allegrucci, Rupert G Fray, Jenny L Persson, Niels Ødum, Regina R Miftakhova, Albert A Rizvanov, Ieuan A Hughes, Rieko Tadokoro-Cuccaro, David M Heery, Catrin S Rutland, Nigel P Mongan
The placenta and tumors share important characteristics, including a requirement to establish effective angiogenesis. In the case of the placenta, optimal angiogenesis is required to sustain the blood flow required to maintain a successful pregnancy, whereas in tumors establishing new blood supplies is considered a key step in supporting metastases. Therefore the development of novel angiogenesis inhibitors has been an area of active research in oncology. A subset of the molecular processes regulating angiogenesis are well understood in the context of both early placentation and tumorigenesis...
February 20, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211649/insufficient-sleep-in-adolescents-causes-and-consequences
#17
Judith A Owens, Miriam R Weiss
Insufficient sleep poses an important and complicated set of health risks in the adolescent population. Not only is deficient sleep (defined as both sleep duration inadequate to meet sleep needs and sleep timing misaligned with the body's circadian rhythms) at epidemic levels in this population, but the contributing factors are both complex and numerous and there are a myriad of negative physical and mental health, safety and performance consequences. Causes of inadequate sleep identified in this population include internal biological processes such as the normal shift (delay) in circadian rhythm that occurs in association with puberty and a developmentally-based slowing of the "sleep drive", and external factors including extracurricular activities, excessive homework load, evening use of electronic media, caffeine intake and early school start times...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164075/the-impact-of-obesity-on-hyperandrogenemia-in-korean-girls
#18
Min Jae Kang, Seung Yang, Il Tae Hwang
PURPOSE: As metabolic complication and polycystic ovarian syndrome due to childhood obesity is rising, the role of hyperandrogenemia (HA) and hyperinsulinism is receiving attention. The aims of this study were to investigate the presence of obvious HA according to pubertal status and to find potential etiologic determinants of HA in Korean obese (OB) girls. METHODS: We analyzed 91 girls aged 6-17 years (prepuberty, n=54; puberty, n=37). Each girl was classified as being either normal weight (NW) or OB...
December 2016: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007961/c-jun-dimerization-protein-2-jdp2-is-a-transcriptional-repressor-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-fsh%C3%AE-and-is-required-for-preventing-premature-reproductive-senescence-in-female-mice
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Carrie R Jonak, Nancy M Lainez, Lacey L Roybal, Alexa D Williamson, Djurdjica Coss
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) regulates follicular growth and stimulates estrogen synthesis in the ovaries. FSH is a heterodimer consisting of an α subunit, also present in luteinizing hormone, and a unique β subunit, which is transcriptionally regulated by gonadotropin-releasing hormone 1 (GNRH). Because most FSH is constitutively secreted, tight transcriptional regulation is critical for maintaining FSH levels within a narrow physiological range. Previously, we reported that GNRH induces FSHβ (Fshb) transcription via induction of the AP-1 transcription factor, a heterodimer of c-FOS and c-JUN...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995059/working-memory-circuit-as-a-function-of-increasing-age-in-healthy-adolescence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Julia Andre, Marco Picchioni, Ruibin Zhang, Timothea Toulopoulou
Working memory ability matures through puberty and early adulthood. Deficits in working memory are linked to the risk of onset of neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, and there is a significant temporal overlap between the peak of first episode psychosis risk and working memory maturation. In order to characterize the normal working memory functional maturation process through this critical phase of cognitive development we conducted a systematic review and coordinate based meta-analyses of all the available primary functional magnetic resonance imaging studies (n = 382) that mapped WM function in healthy adolescents (10-17 years) and young adults (18-30 years)...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
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