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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637089/sperm-dna-damage-measured-by-sperm-chromatin-structure-assay-in-men-with-a-history-of-undescended-testes
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J van Brakel, M Dinkelman-Smit, S M P F de Muinck Keizer-Schrama, F W J Hazebroek, G R Dohle
The aim of this study was to compare sperm DNA damage between men with a history of congenital undescended testis (UDT) and men with a history of acquired UDT. A long-term follow-up study of men with previous UDT was performed. Fifty men with congenital UDT who had undergone orchiopexy at childhood age, 49 men with acquired UDT after a 'wait-and-see'-protocol (e.g. awaiting spontaneous descent until puberty and perform an orchiopexy in case of non-decent), and 22 healthy proven fertile men were included. The DNA fragmentation index (DFI) using sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) was used to express the level of sperm DNA damage...
June 21, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636888/responsiveness-of-pituitary-to-galanin-throughout-the-reproductive-cycle-of-male-european-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax
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P Pinto, Z Velez, C Sousa, S Santos, A Andrade, M V Alvarado, A Felip, S Zanuy, A V M Canário
The neuropeptide galanin (Gal) is a putative factor regulating puberty onset and reproduction through its actions on the pituitary. The present study investigated the pituitary responsiveness to galanin and the patterns of galanin receptors (Galrs) expression throughout the reproductive cycle of two years old male European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), an important aquaculture species. Quantitative analysis of pituitary and hypothalamus transcript expression of four galr subtypes revealed differential regulation according to the testicular developmental stage, with an overall decrease in expression from the immature stage to the mid-recrudescence stage...
June 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631895/growth-hormone-excess-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-optic-glioma
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Paola Cambiaso, Stefania Galassi, Melania Palmiero, Angela Mastronuzzi, Francesca Del Bufalo, Rossella Capolino, Antonella Cacchione, Paola S Buonuomo, Michaela V Gonfiantini, Andrea Bartuli, Marco Cappa, Marina Macchiaiolo
In children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and optic pathways glioma (OPG), growth hormone (GH) excess has been rarely reported and mainly associated to central precocious puberty. The aim of our study is to evaluate the prevalence of GH excess, the association with central precocious puberty, the relation with tumor site and the evolution over time in a large cohort of children with NF1 and OPG. Sixty-four NF1 children with OPG were evaluated. Patients with stature and/or height velocity >2 SD for age were studied for GH secretion...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631023/the-influence-of-perceived-parenting-styles-on-socio-emotional-development-from-pre-puberty-into-puberty
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Min Yee Ong, Janna Eilander, Seang Mei Saw, Yuhuan Xie, Michael J Meaney, Birit F P Broekman
The relative impact of parenting on socio-emotional development of children has rarely been examined in a longitudinal context. This study examined the association between perceived parenting styles and socio-emotional functioning from childhood to adolescence. We hypothesized that optimal parenting associated with improvement in socio-emotional functioning from childhood into early adulthood, especially for those with more behavioral problems in childhood. Children between ages 7 and 9 years were recruited for the Singapore Cohort Study of Risk Factors for Myopia (SCORM)...
June 19, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630662/sex-differences-in-endogenous-cortical-network-activity-spontaneously-recurring-up-down-states
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Charalambos Sigalas, Eleni Konsolaki, Irini Skaliora
BACKGROUND: Several molecular and cellular processes in the vertebrate brain exhibit differences between males and females, leading to sexual dimorphism in the formation of neural circuits and brain organization. While studies on large-scale brain networks provide ample evidence for both structural and functional sex differences, smaller-scale local networks have remained largely unexplored. In the current study, we investigate sexual dimorphism in cortical dynamics by means of spontaneous Up/Down states, a type of network activity that is exhibited during slow-wave sleep, quiet wakefulness, and anesthesia and is thought to represent the default activity of the cortex...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630649/a-complete-duplication-of-x-chromosome-resulting-in-a-tricentric-isochromosome-originated-by-centromere-repositioning
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N Villa, D Conconi, D Gambel Benussi, G Tornese, F Crosti, E Sala, L Dalprà, V Pecile
BACKGROUND: Neocentromeres are rare and considered chromosomal aberrations, because a non-centromeric region evolves in an active centromere by mutation. The literature reported several structural anomalies of X chromosome and they influence the female reproductive capacity or are associated to Turner syndrome in the presence of monosomy X cell line. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of chromosome X complex rearrangement found in a prenatal diagnosis. The fetal karyotype showed a mosaicism with a 45,X cell line and a 46 chromosomes second line with a big marker, instead of a sex chromosome...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
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Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628844/serum-micrornas-in-buffalo-cows-potential-biomarkers-of-pregnancy
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Gabriella Guelfi, Valentina Stefanetti, Silvio De Luca, Andrea Giontella, Vittoria Lucia Barile, Olimpia Barbato
MiRNAs (microRNA) constitute a large family of single-stranded, non-coding small RNAs. Although the functions and target genes of most miRNAs are still unknown, it has been well established that they are involved in embryogenesis, organogenesis and neonatal birth. In recent decades, interest in buffalo breeding has largely increased worldwide thus focusing the attention on this species as a dairy purpose animal. Problems related to long calving interval, late puberty and seasonal anestrus hamper reproductive efficiency in this species...
June 4, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625707/-algorithms-based-on-medico-administrative-data-in-the-field-of-endocrine-nutritional-and-metabolic-diseases-especially-diabetes
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S Fosse-Edorh, A Rigou, S Morin, L Fezeu, L Mandereau-Bruno, A Fagot-Campagna
BACKGROUND: Medico-administrative databases represent a very interesting source of information in the field of endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases. The objective of this article is to describe the early works of the Redsiam working group in this field. METHODS: Algorithms developed in France in the field of diabetes, the treatment of dyslipidemia, precocious puberty, and bariatric surgery based on the National Inter-schema Information System on Health Insurance (SNIIRAM) data were identified and described...
June 15, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624161/clinical-follow-up-of-the-first-sf-1-insufficient-female-patient
#10
Karine Gerster, Anna Biason-Lauber, Eugen J Schoenle
OBJECTIVE: Steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1/NR5A1) plays a crucial role in regulating adrenal development, gonad determination and differentiation, and in the hypothalamic-pituitary control of reproduction and metabolism. In men (46, XY), it is known that mutations in SF-1/NR5A1 gene cause a wide phenotypic spectrum with variable degrees of undervirilization. In recent years, the role of SF-1 in the ovarian function was increasingly discussed and alterations in the gene were related to primary ovarian insufficiency...
June 14, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621341/the-gentle-art-of-saying-no-how-nitric-oxide-gets-things-done-in-the-hypothalamus
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REVIEW
Konstantina Chachlaki, John Garthwaite, Vincent Prevot
The chemical signalling molecule nitric oxide (NO), which freely diffuses through aqueous and lipid environments, subserves an array of functions in the mammalian central nervous system, such as the regulation of synaptic plasticity, blood flow and neurohormone secretion. In this Review, we consider the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which NO evokes short-term and long-term changes in neuronal activity. We also highlight recent studies showing that discrete populations of neurons that synthesize NO in the hypothalamus constitute integrative systems that support life by relaying metabolic and gonadal signals to the neuroendocrine brain, and thus gate the onset of puberty and adult fertility...
June 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615280/age-associated-gene-expression-changes-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-male-rhesus-macaques
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Dominique Eghlidi, Vasilios Garyfallou, Steven Kohama, Henryk F Urbanski
The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) represents a major component of the neuroendocrine reproductive axis, and plays an important role in controlling the onset of puberty as well as age-associated reproductive senescence. Although significant gene expression changes have been observed in the ARC during sexual maturation it is unclear what changes occur during aging, especially in males. Therefore, in the present study we profiled the expression of reproduction-related genes in the ARC of young and old male rhesus macaques, as well as old males that had received 6 months of hormone supplementation (HS) in the form of daily testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone; we also compared morning versus night ARC gene expression in the old males...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614994/are-preterm-born-survivors-at-risk-of-long-term-respiratory-disease
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Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk, Ida Wiszomirska, Magdalena Szturmowicz, Andrzej Magiera, Michalina Błażkiewicz
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the long-term impact of preterm birth on respiratory function in female patients born preterm, we undertook spirometric examinations twice, as they reached the age of puberty, then follow-up examinations of part of the same cohort in adulthood. We sought evidence that preterm birth is correlated with poorer spirometric results into adulthood. METHODS: A total of 70 girls (aged 12.2 ± 1.5 years in 1997) who had been born preterm (at 34.7 ± 1...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613046/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh-determinations-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-endocrine-practice
#14
Amir Weintraub, Talia Eldar-Geva
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), secreted by immature testicular Sertoli-cells, triggers the regression of male fetal Mullerian ducts. During puberty, AMH is downregulated by intratesticular testosterone. In females, AMH is secreted from granulosa cells of immature ovarian follicles from late prenatal life until menopause; serum concentration is 5-20 times lower in females than in males through lifetime. In boys, AMH determination is useful in the clinical setting as a marker of Sertoli cell function. Serum AMH is low in infants with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (and increases with FSH treatment), in patients with primary hypogonadism from early postnatal life and in Klinefelter syndrome from midpuberty...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612726/-micrornas-new-players-in-the-hypothalamic-control-of-fertility
#15
Andrea Messina, Fanny Langlet, Vincent Prevot
MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that modulate gene expression post-transcriptionally. Discovered more than 15 years ago, their functions start to be unraveled. Increasing evidence points to an important functional role of microRNAs in brain development. In particular, miRNAs have recently been established to play a vital role in the mechanisms underlying the infantile rise in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) production by neurons in the hypothalamus, a phenomenon necessary for the onset of puberty in mammals...
May 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611948/van-wyk-grumbach-syndrome-with-kocher-debr%C3%A3-s%C3%A3-m%C3%A3-laigne-syndrome-case-report-of-a-rare-association
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Syed Mohd Razi, Abhinav Kumar Gupta, Deepak Chand Gupta, Manish Gutch, Keshav Kumar Gupta, Syeda Iqra Usman
BACKGROUND: Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome (VWGS) is a rare presentation of juvenile hypothyroidism which manifests in females as chronic autoimmune hypothyroidism, isosexual pseudoprecocious puberty, and multicystic ovaries. It uniquely presents with short stature and delayed bone age unlike other causes of precocious puberty. Kocher-Debré-Sémélaigne (KDSS) is a rare presentation of juvenile hypothyroidism manifesting as calf muscle pseudohypertrophy, delayed contraction and relaxation of reflexes, and percussion myxedema...
February 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610651/increased-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-but-decreased-total-adiponectin-and-kisspeptin-in-central-precocious-puberty-compared-with-aged-matched-prepubertal-girls
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Chantacha Sitticharoon, Maynart Sukharomana, Supawadee Likitmaskul, Malika Churintaraphan, Pailin Maikaew
The aim of the present study was to compare serum leptin, kisspeptin, total adiponectin, high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels between girls with central precocious puberty (CPP; n=26, 7-9.5 years old) and age-matched controls (n=29) including or excluding obese girls. Leptin and NPY levels were comparable between CPP and control girls. Kisspeptin levels were lower in the CPP than control group, and were positively correlated with oestrogen in the control group and with systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the CPP group...
June 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609197/the-glu331del-mutation-in-the-cyp17a1-gene-causes-atypical-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-a-46-xx-female
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Giulia Lanzolla, Giuseppe Vancieri, Silvia Lanciotti, Federica Sangiuolo, Elisa Menegatti, Luca Federici, Costanzo Moretti, Francesco Brancati
17α-Hydroxylase deficiency is an uncommon type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) caused by mutations in the CYP17A1 gene encoding both 17α-hydroxylase and 17,20-lyase, essential for sex steroids production. Main clinical features include lack of pubertal development, hypertension, and hypokalemia. We report the first case of a 46,XX female homozygote for the p.Glu331del mutation in the CYP17A1 gene showing an atypical clinical presentation. She was evaluated the first time for primary amenorrhea and delayed puberty in the presence of low levels of androgens, 17β-estradiol, serum cortisol, and high levels of progesterone and gonadotropins...
June 13, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608742/pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis-and-other-acquired-demyelinating-syndromes-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-denmark-during-1977-2015-a-nationwide-population-based-incidence-study
#19
Magnus Spangsberg Boesen, Melinda Magyari, Nils Koch-Henriksen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Alfred Peter Born, Peter Vilhelm Uldall, Morten Blinkenberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) including multiple sclerosis (MS) has never been investigated in a Danish pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: We estimated the nationwide age- and sex-specific incidence of pediatric ADS including MS. METHODS: Data were sourced from the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Registry, providing cases of pediatric MS for 1977-2015, and the National Patient Register, providing cases of ADS during 2008-2015...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608401/the-anatomical-evolution-of-the-thyroid-cartilage-from-childhood-to-adulthood-a-computed-tomography-evaluation
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Eran Glikson, Doron Sagiv, Ana Eyal, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
OBJECTIVE: To enhance knowledge and understanding of the laryngeal framework maturation in different age groups and genders. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort imaging study. SETTING: Tertiary academic referral center. METHODS: Computed tomography neck scans of 283 patients aged 8 to 20 years were studied. The interlaminae angle (ILA) of the thyroid cartilage at the level of the vocal folds, the anterior projection (angulation) of the thyroid cartilage (TC), and the degree of calcifications were evaluated and compared in sequential age groups of both genders...
June 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
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