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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166288/spirulina-platensis-affects-factors-involved-in-spermatogenesis-and-increases-ghrelin-receptors-in-testis-tissue-of-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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O B B Esener, E Gurel-Gurevin, B Isbilen-Basok, F Yigit, T Bilal, A Altiner, N Yilmazer, E I Armutak
Ghrelin is a peptide hormone which plays important role in maintaining growth hormone release and energy homeostasis in vertebrates. Spirulina platensis (SP) has antioxidant and hypolipidemic effects due to its ingredients. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of SP on the testicular structure and relation between ghrelin and testosterone in the testis of rats fed a high fat diet (HFD). Sixty four young adult male rats were used and divided to 8 equal groups. Experimental groups received addition of 10% cholesterol (CHL), 43% hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and 3% SP alone or in combination to basal diet while the control group received only basal diet...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127254/steroidogenic-abnormalities-in-translocator-protein-knockout-mice-and-significance-in-the-aging-male
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Anna M Barron, Bin Ji, Seiji Kito, Tetsuya Suhara, Makoto Higuchi
The translocator protein (TSPO) has been proposed to act as a key component in a complex important for mitochondrial cholesterol importation, which is the rate-limiting step in steroid hormone synthesis. However, TSPO function in steroidogenesis has recently been challenged by the development of TSPO knockout (TSPO-KO) mice, as they exhibit normal baseline gonadal testosterone and adrenal corticosteroid production. Here we demonstrate that despite normal androgen levels in young male TSPO-KO mice, TSPO deficiency alters steroidogenic flux and results in reduced total steroidogenic output...
November 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084161/molecular-analysis-of-the-srd5a1-and-srd5a2-genes-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-with-regard-to-metabolic-parameters-and-selected-hormone-levels
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Aleksandra Rył, Iwona Rotter, Anna Grzywacz, Iwona Małecka, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Katarzyna Grzesiak, Marcin Słojewski, Aleksandra Szylińska, Olimpia Sipak-Szmigiel, Małgorzata Piasecka, Kinga Walczakiewicz, Maria Laszczyńska
Introduction: The etiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has not so far been fully explicated. However, it is assumed that changes in the levels of hormones associated with aging can contribute to the development of prostatic hyperplasia. Dihydrotestosterone combines with the androgen receptor (AR) proteins of the prostate gland. Enzyme activity is based on two isoenzymes: type 1 and type 2. 5α-reductase type 1 is encoded by the SRD5A1 gene, and type 2 is encoded by the SRD5A2 gene. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of the SRD5A1 (rs6884552, rs3797177) and SRD5A2 (rs523349, rs12470143) genes' polymorphisms, and to assess the relationships between the genotypes of the tested mutations, and the levels of biochemical and hormonal parameters in patients with BPH...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058169/chronic-exercise-reduces-cetp-and-mesterolone-treatment-counteracts-exercise-benefits-on-plasma-lipoproteins-profile-studies-in-transgenic-mice
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Andrea Camargo Casquero, Jairo Augusto Berti, Laura Lauand Sampaio Teixeira, Helena Coutinho Franco de Oliveira
Regular exercise and anabolic androgenic steroids have opposing effects on the plasma lipoprotein profile and risk of cardio-metabolic diseases in humans. Studies in humans and animal models show conflicting results. Here, we used a mice model genetically modified to mimic human lipoprotein profile and metabolism. They under-express the endogenous LDL receptor gene (R1) and express a human transgene encoding the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), normally absent in mice. The present study was designed to evaluate the independent and interactive effects of testosterone supplementation, exercise training and CETP expression on the plasma lipoprotein profile and CETP activity...
October 20, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030154/simultaneous-profiles-of-sulfonated-androgens-sulfonated-estrogens-and-sulfonated-progestogens-in-postpubertal-boars-sus-scrofa-domestica-measured-by-lc-ms-ms
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G Schuler, A Sánchez-Guijo, M F Hartmann, S A Wudy
Sulfonated steroids (s-St) have been usually regarded as inactive metabolites but are progressively considered as precursors for the intra-tissue formation of bioactive steroids. Moreover, independent effects without preceding removal of the sulfate group have been observed. We use the porcine testicular-epididymal compartment as a model to investigate the still largely unknown s-St physiology as the boar exhibits an intriguingly broad s-St spectrum predominantly originating from the testis. The application of LC-MS/MS in steroidomics enables the determination of unconjugated and intact sulfonated steroids with currently highest specificity and good sensitivity, allowing the concurrent measuring of numerous analytes in larger quantities of samples...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018156/the-effect-of-atorvastatin-on-pancreatic-beta-cell-requirement-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Anne-Marie Coady, Eric S Kilpatrick, Stephen L Atkin
BACKGROUND: There is an increased risk of developing T2DM in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and there is evidence that statins improve metabolic parameters in these patients. However, there are some data to show that statins increase the risk of incipient diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have previously shown that 12 weeks of atorvastatin improves insulin resistance when measured using HOMA-IR. This post hoc analysis was designed to look at the effect of atorvastatin on pancreatic β cell function using HOMA-β in the same study...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986172/nicotine-affects-rat-leydig-cell-function-in-vivo-and-vitro-via-down-regulating-some-key-steroidogenic-enzyme-expressions
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Xiaoling Guo, Huang Wang, Xiaolong Wu, Xianwu Chen, Yong Chen, Jingjing Guo, Xiaoheng Li, Qingquan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge
Nicotine is consumed largely as a component of cigarettes and has a potential effect on pubertal development of Leydig cells in males. To investigate its effects, 49-day-old male Sprague Dawley rats received intraperitoneal injections of nicotine (0.5 or 1 mg/kg/day) for 2 weeks and immature Leydig cells were isolated from the testes of 35-day-old rats and treated with nicotine (0.05-50 μM). Serum hormones, Leydig cell number and related gene expression levels after in vivo treatment were determined and medium androgen levels were measured and cell cycle, apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential (△Ψm), and reactive oxygen species (ROS) of Leydig cells after in vitro treatment were measured...
October 3, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973382/ziram-delays-pubertal-development-of-rat-leydig-cells
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Xiaoling Guo, Songyi Zhou, Yong Chen, Xianwu Chen, Jianpeng Liu, Fei Ge, Qingquan Lian, Xiaomin Chen, Ren-Shan Ge
Ziram [zinc, bis (dimethyldithiocarbamate)] is an agricultural dithiocarbamate fungicide. By virtual screening, we have identified that ziram is a potential endocrine disruptor. To investigate its effects on pubertal development of Leydig cells, 35-day-old male Sprague Dawley rats orally received ziram (2 or 4 mg/kg/day) for 4 weeks and immature Leydig cells isolated from 35-day-old rat testes were treated with ziram (0.5-50 μM in vitro). Serum hormones, Leydig cell number and specific gene or protein expression levels after in vivo treatment were determined and medium androgen levels were measured as well as apoptosis of Leydig cells after in vitro treatment were determined...
September 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915843/protective-effects-of-gaba-against-metabolic-and-reproductive-disturbances-in-letrozole-induced-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-rats
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Asad Ullah, Sarwat Jahan, Suhail Razak, Madeeha Pirzada, Hizb Ullah, Ali Almajwal, Naveed Rauf, Tayyaba Afsar
BACKGROUND: PCOs is a heterogeneous disorder with anovulation/oligo ovulation usually taken as oligo menorrhoea or amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenemia, hirsutism, acne, androgen alopecia and polycystic ovaries as the key diagnostic feathers. The study was undertaken to investigate the possible protective and ameliorating effects of GABA in Letrozole induced PCOS model in rats by targeting insulin resistance. METHODS: PCOs in Adult female rat was induced by the daily gastric administration of letrozole (1 mg/kg/day) in CMC (0...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854721/chronic-combined-hyperandrogenemia-and-western-style-diet-in-young-female-rhesus-macaques-causes-greater-metabolic-impairments-compared-to-either-treatment-alone
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C A True, D L Takahashi, S E Burns, E C Mishler, K R Bond, M C Wilcox, A R Calhoun, L A Bader, T A Dean, N D Ryan, O D Slayden, J L Cameron, R L Stouffer
STUDY QUESTION: Does developmental exposure to the combination of hyperandrogenemia and western-style diet (WSD) worsen adult metabolic function compared to either treatment alone? SUMMARY ANSWER: Young female rhesus macaques treated for 3 years, beginning at menarche, with combined testosterone (T) and WSD have increased weight gain and insulin resistance compared to controls and animals treated with either T or WSD alone. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Hyperandrogenemia is a well-established component of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and can be observed in peripubertal girls, indicating a potential pubertal onset of the disease...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854720/combined-androgen-excess-and-western-style-diet-accelerates-adipose-tissue-dysfunction-in-young-adult-female-nonhuman-primates
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Oleg Varlamov, Cecily V Bishop, Mithila Handu, Diana Takahashi, Sathya Srinivasan, Ashley White, Charles T Roberts
STUDY QUESTION: What are the separate and combined effects of mild hyperandrogenemia and consumption of a high-fat Western-style diet (WSD) on white adipose tissue (WAT) morphology and function in young adult female nonhuman primates? SUMMARY ANSWER: Combined exposure to mild hyperandrogenemia and WSD induces visceral omental (OM-WAT) but not subcutaneous (SC-WAT) adipocyte hypertrophy that is associated with increased uptake and reduced mobilization of free fatty acids...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836479/male-contraceptive-efficacy-of-poly-herbal-formulation-contracept-tm-composed-of-aqueous-extracts-of-terminalia-chebula-fruit-and-musa-balbisiana-seed-in-rat
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Abhinandan Ghosh, Bhabani Prasad Pakhira, Adrija Tripathy, Debidas Ghosh
CONTEXT: Terminalia chebula Retz (Combretaceae) and Musa balbisiana Colla (Musaceae) have a traditional reputation as a male contraceptive. OBJECTIVE: To determine the hypo-testicular activity of aqueous extracts of Terminalia chebula (fruit) and Musa balbisiana (seed) separately, and in composite manner at the ratio of 1:1 named as 'Contracept-TM' compared to cyproterone acetate (CPA), for developing a polyherbal contraceptive. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The separate extract of above said plants or 'Contracept-TM' at the dose of 40 mg/100 g body weight of rat/day or CPA at 2 mg/100 g body weight of rat/day was administered for 28 days...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811197/seasonal-changes-in-plasma-testosterone-and-cortisol-suggest-an-androgen-mediated-regulation-of-the-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-the-tarabul-s-gerbil-gerbillus-tarabuli-thomas-1902
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Yamina Zatra, Naouel Aknoun-Sail, Arezki Kheddache, Abdelouafi Benmouloud, Salima Charallah, Elara N Moudilou, Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Farida Khammar, Zaina Amirat
In the desert gerbil Gerbillus tarabuli (Thomas, 1902), cortisol is the main glucocorticosteroid produced by the adrenal glands. Plasma cortisol concentrations show highest values when testosterone is reduced and lowest values during the breeding season which occurs from early winter to late spring. In order to specify the implication of testicular androgens in these corticosteroid seasonal variations we investigated the effects induced by gonadectomy performed during the breeding season on the pituitary adrenal axis...
August 12, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807822/does-long-term-androgen-deficiency-lead-to-metabolic-syndrome-in-middle-aged-rats
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Veronika Borbélyová, Emese Domonkos, Janka Bábíčková, Ľubomíra Tóthová, Mária Kačmárová, Oľga Uličná, Daniela Ostatníková, Július Hodosy, Peter Celec
Evidence from clinical observational studies and animal experiments suggests that hypogonadism is associated with the metabolic syndrome. In most of the experiments, androgen deficiency is induced by gonadectomy in the adulthood and relatively short-term effects of hypogonadism on metabolic parameters are usually observed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the metabolic effects of long-term androgen deficiency starting before puberty in middle-aged male rats. The components of the metabolic syndrome were examined in male, female and gonadectomized male rats at the age of 18months...
August 12, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743513/chronic-exposure-to-the-fungicide-propiconazole-behavioral-and-reproductive-evaluation-of-f1-and-f2-generations-of-male-rats
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Milene Leivas Vieira, Nathália Orlandini Costa, Marina Rangel F Pereira, Suzana de Fátima Paccola Mesquita, Estefânia Gastaldello Moreira, Daniela Cristina Ceccatto Gerardin
Several studies have suggested that propiconazole (PROP) may be an endocrine disruptor; possibly altering the activity of the CYP51 enzyme, which is part of the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway required for the production of sexual steroid hormones. Another PROP effect is inhibition of the aromatase enzyme that converts androgens into estrogens, which could lead to negative effects on reproductive parameters. Therefore, the present study evaluated the reproductive and developmental toxicity of PROP by exposing two generations (F1 and F2) of male rats to this fungicide, since a previous study from our lab reported that PROP has anti-estrogenic and anti-androgenic activities (Costa et al...
August 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
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Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
November 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709177/effects-of-testosterone-therapy-on-bmi-blood-pressure-and-laboratory-profile-of-transgender-men-a-systematic-review
#17
I Velho, T M Fighera, P K Ziegelmann, P M Spritzer
Testosterone is the main hormonal agent used for cross-sex hormone therapy in female-to-male transgender persons. Our aim was to systematically review the literature concerning the effects of testosterone on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, hematocrit, hemoglobin, lipid profile, and liver enzymes in transgender men. PUBMED and EMBASE were searched for studies published until March 2017. Studies were included if they reported interventions with any dose of testosterone and comparison of variables before and during treatment...
September 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692411/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-a-multivitamin-multimineral-herbal-essential-oil-infused-supplement-a-pilot-trial
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Xuesheng Han, Dennis L Eggett, Tory L Parker
This study was designed to quantitatively evaluate the health benefits of a multivitamin, multimineral, herbal, essential oil-infused supplement using serum biomarkers. We also qualitatively evaluated the health effects of this supplement using a survey. Sixteen participants were recruited to take the supplement as directed for two months. The levels of the following serum components were measured in the participants: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a), LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio, total/HDL cholesterol ratio, ferritin, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, insulin, testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin, free androgen index, red blood cell magnesium, homocysteine, coenzyme Q10, lipid peroxides, alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, cardiovascular index, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), arachidonic acid (AA), and the AA/EPA ratio...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668616/influence-of-flavonols-and-quercetin-derivative-compounds-on-ma-10-leydig-cells-steroidogenic-genes-expressions
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Michelle Cormier, Firas Ghouili, Pauline Roumaud, Luc J Martin, Mohamed Touaibia
Androgen are mainly synthesized and secreted from testicular Leydig cells and play critical roles in testis development, normal masculinization, spermatogenesis, and male fertility. The rate-limiting step in testosterone biosynthesis involves the import of cholesterol inside mitochondria by the steroidogenic acute regulatory (Star) protein. Cholesterol is then converted to pregnenolone by the steroidogenic enzyme Cyp11a1, followed by a chemical transformation to testosterone using other steroidogenic enzymes...
October 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655647/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-%C3%AE-cypermethrin-on-fetal-rat-testicular-steroidogenesis
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Anne-Marie Saillenfait, Jean-Philippe Sabaté, Flavien Denis, Guillaume Antoine, Alain Robert, Alain-Claude Roudot, Dieynaba Ndiaye, Ethel Eljarrat
Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were administered the insecticide α-cypermethrin at doses of 0.1, 1, 5, or 10mg/kg/day, or di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP) at 250mg/kg/day, by gavage, from gestation day (GD) 13 to 19. Testicular testosterone production and the expression of several key genes related to cholesterol and androgen synthesis and transport were assessed in GD 19 male fetuses. Dams treated with 10mg/kg/day of α-cypermethrin showed clinical signs of neurotoxicity and reduced body weight gain. α-Cypermethrin had no significant effect on post-implantation loss, fetal weight, incidence of male fetuses per litter, or anogenital distance of the male fetuses...
June 24, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
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