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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214679/estradiol-is-a-critical-regulator-of-food-reward-behavior
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Jennifer E Richard, Lorena López-Ferreras, Rozita H Anderberg, Kajsa Olandersson, Karolina P Skibicka
Food intake is reduced by estrogenic hormones, levels of which vary throughout life and fluctuate throughout the ovarian cycle in females. However, estrogens have also been shown to increase reward derived from drugs of abuse, where motivational properties of drugs and progression to addiction are potentiated by estrogens. Whether reward derived from food, and specifically motivational properties of food, are altered by estrogens remains unknown. Here we investigated the effect of the estrous cycle on food reward behavior and show estrous cycle dictated variability in food motivation, measured by progressive ratio operant conditioning, in female rats...
January 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203366/sex-differences-in-variability-across-timescales-in-balb-c-mice
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Benjamin L Smarr, Azure D Grant, Irving Zucker, Brian J Prendergast, Lance J Kriegsfeld
BACKGROUND: Females are markedly underinvestigated in the biological and behavioral sciences due to the presumption that cyclic hormonal changes across the ovulatory cycle introduce excess variability to measures of interest in comparison to males. However, recent analyses indicate that male and female mice and rats exhibit comparable variability across numerous physiological and behavioral measures, even when the stage of the estrous cycle is not considered. Hormonal changes across the ovulatory cycle likely contribute cyclic, intra-individual variability in females, but the source(s) of male variability has, to our knowledge, not been investigated...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202255/alleviation-of-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-by-endogenous-estrogen-involves-maintaining-bcl-2-expression-via-the-er%C3%AE-signalling-pathway
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Zeng-Li Zhang, Pei Qin, Yuhong Liu, Li-Xia Zhang, Hang Guo, You-Liang Deng, Yizhao-Liu, Yu-Shu Hou, Li-Yang Wang, Yi Miao, Yu-Long Ma, Wu-Gang Hou
The neuroprotective effects of estrogen against cerebral ischaemia have been confirmed by multiple basic and clinical studies. However, most of these studies used exogenous estrogen administered via different injection methods, and the neuroprotective effects of endogenous estrogen produced by ovaries during different phases of estrous cycle and the underlying mechanisms involved have rarely been explored. In this study, we first identified the stage of estrous cycle via vaginal smears and then measured serum estradiol levels at each phase via radioimmunoassay...
February 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196880/agrp-to-kiss1-neuron-signaling-links-nutritional-state-and-fertility
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Stephanie L Padilla, Jian Qiu, Casey C Nestor, Chunguang Zhang, Arik W Smith, Benjamin B Whiddon, Oline K Rønnekleiv, Martin J Kelly, Richard D Palmiter
Mammalian reproductive function depends upon a neuroendocrine circuit that evokes the pulsatile release of gonadotropin hormones (luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary. This reproductive circuit is sensitive to metabolic perturbations. When challenged with starvation, insufficient energy reserves attenuate gonadotropin release, leading to infertility. The reproductive neuroendocrine circuit is well established, composed of two populations of kisspeptin-expressing neurons (located in the anteroventral periventricular hypothalamus, Kiss1(AVPV), and arcuate hypothalamus, Kiss1(ARH)), which drive the pulsatile activity of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196547/validation-of-a-mathematical-model-of-the-bovine-estrous-cycle-for-cows-with-different-estrous-cycle-characteristics
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H M T Boer, S T Butler, C Stötzel, M F W Te Pas, R F Veerkamp, H Woelders
A recently developed mechanistic mathematical model of the bovine estrous cycle was parameterized to fit empirical data sets collected during one estrous cycle of 31 individual cows, with the main objective to further validate the model. The a priori criteria for validation were (1) the resulting model can simulate the measured data correctly (i.e. goodness of fit), and (2) this is achieved without needing extreme, probably non-physiological parameter values. We used a least squares optimization procedure to identify parameter configurations for the mathematical model to fit the empirical in vivo measurements of follicle and corpus luteum sizes, and the plasma concentrations of progesterone, estradiol, FSH and LH for each cow...
February 15, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188843/rapid-expression-of-rasd1-is-regulated-by-estrogen-receptor-dependent-intracellular-signaling-pathway-in-the-mouse-uterus
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Hye-Ryun Kim, Kil-Sang Cho, Eunhye Kim, Ok-Hee Lee, Hyemin Yoon, Sangho Lee, Sohyeon Moon, Miseon Park, Kwonho Hong, Younghwa Na, Ji-Eun Shin, Hwang Kwon, Haengseok Song, Dong Hee Choi, Youngsok Choi
Dexamethasone-induced RAS-related protein 1 (RASD1) is a signaling protein that is involved in various cellular processes. In a previous study, we found that RASD1 expression was down-regulated in the uterine endometrium of repeated implantation failure patients. The study aim was to determine whether RASD1 is expressed in the endometrium of mouse uterus and how it is regulated by steroid hormones during the estrous cycle. In this study, we investigated RASD1 expression and regulation in an ovariectomized female mouse model...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181120/comparison-of-three-superovulation-protocols-with-or-without-gnrh-treatment-at-the-time-of-artificial-insemination-on-ovarian-response-and-embryo-quality-in-thai-native-heifers
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Vibuntita Chankitisakul, Jakkhaphan Pitchayapipatkul, Phirawit Chuawongboon, Dumrongrak Rakwongrit, Denpong Sakhong, Wuttigrai Boonkum, Thevin Vongpralub
To optimize the superovulation protocol in Thai native cattle, the present research was designed to (1) compare three different protocols designed to induce superstimulation and (2) study the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) administration at insemination time (to induce ovulation) on ovarian follicular activities in terms of the number of large follicles, corpora lutea (CLs) and unovulated follicles, and the number and quality of ova/embryos recovered in Thai native heifers. Initially, the estrous cycles of animals (n = 36) at unknown stages were synchronized by two prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) injections at an interval of 12 days...
February 8, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178855/ginsenoside-rg1-improves-fertility-and-reduces-ovarian-pathological-damages-in-premature-ovarian-failure-model-of-mice
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Lianli He, Li Ling, Tianqin Wei, Yaping Wang, Zhengai Xiong
This study aims to investigate the effect as well as mechanism of ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) on premature ovarian failure (POF) induced by d-galactose (d-gal) in mice. C57BL/6 female mice were divided into four groups randomly, which were the saline group, the d-gal group, the d-gal + Rg1 group, and the Rg1 group. Body weight was recorded. Overall ovarian function including estrous cycles, sex hormone secretion, ovarian follicle development, and ovarian morphology was analyzed by H&E staining and ELISA. Effect of Rg1 on aging was determined by analyzing the activities of oxidation-associated biomarkers, pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion, expression of senescence-associated proteins, and fertility...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174048/the-effects-of-particulate-matter-on-inflammation-of-respiratory-system-differences-between-male-and-female
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Kelly Yoshizaki, Jôse Mára Brito, Luiz Fernando Silva, Adriana Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco, Daniela Perroni Frias, Renata Calciolari Rossi E Silva, Luís Fernando Amato-Lourenço, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, Iolanda de Fátima Lopes Calvo Tibério, Thais Mauad, Mariangela Macchione
Air pollution is known to exacerbate respiratory diseases and epidemiological studies have shown that women present more chronic respiratory symptoms than man exposed to traffic pollution, however, the reason why is unclear. This study evaluated the inflammatory differences in BALB/c mouse males (n=34) and females (n=111) in three phases of the estrous cycle that were exposed to ambient air (AA) or concentrated ambient particles (CAPs). Tracheal hyperreactivity to methacholine, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and immunohistochemical of airways and lung parenchyma were studied...
February 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170286/effects-of-alcohol-on-mitochondrial-functions-of-cumulus-cells-in-mice
#10
Wanlu Xu, Lihui Huo, Jingjing Li, Chunli Xu, Shuang Wang, Yanhong Yang, Chuang Liu, Xiaomin Zheng, Xiuliang Feng, Xingrong Yan
Alcohol is an important compound used in food, agriculture, and medicine. In this study, we investigated the effect of alcohol on oocyte quality in mice by exposing animals for different duration times during an estrous cycle. Cumulus-oocyte complexes were collected from mice after pregnant mare serum gonadotropin- and human chorionic gonadotropin-induced superovulation. Ovulation number, E2 level in serum, and parthenogenetic embryo development in vitro were evaluated. Mitochondrial gene expression, mitochondrial membrane potential, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in the cumulus were also assessed...
February 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166990/use-of-fsh-in-two-different-regimens-for-ovarian-superstimulation-prior-to-ovum-pick-up-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-production-in-holstein-cows
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Júlio César Barboza da Silva, Roberta Machado Ferreira, Milton Maturana Filho, Julianne de Rezende Naves, Thiago Santin, Guilherme Pugliesi, Ed Hoffmann Madureira
We aimed with the present study to evaluate the effects of FSH treatment (200 mg) split in four or six administrations on ovarian follicle stimulation and in vitro oocyte competence for embryo production in dairy cows with synchronized follicular wave emergence. On random days of the estrous cycle (Day 0), non-lactating Holstein cows received a progesterone (P4)-releasing intravaginal device and 2 mg estradiol benzoate IM. On Day 3, they received 0.530 mg sodium cloprostenol (PGF2α) IM. Control cows (n = 35) received no further treatments, whereas FSH-treated cows received 200 mg FSH split in four (FSH4 group; n = 33) or six (FSH6 group; n = 33) administration regimens...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166989/dose-dependent-inhibition-of-uterine-contractility-by-nitric-oxide-a-potential-mechanism-underlying-persistent-breeding-induced-endometritis-in-the-mare
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Firdous A Khan, Tracey S Chenier, Coral L Murrant, Robert A Foster, Joanne Hewson, Elizabeth L Scholtz
Nitric oxide (NO) may have a role in persistent breeding-induced endometritis in mares through an inhibitory effect on uterine contractility. The objectives of this study were to test the effect of NO on spontaneous uterine contractility in-vitro and to evaluate whether this effect varied between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers of the uterus. Reproductive tracts were collected from eight euthanized non-pregnant mares (age 4-19 years; body weight 405-530 kg). Transrectal examination of the reproductive tract was performed before euthanasia to evaluate stage of the estrous cycle and presence of any apparent abnormality...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166988/beef-donor-cows-with-high-number-of-retrieved-coc-produce-more-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryos-compared-with-cows-with-low-number-of-coc-after-repeated-ovum-pick-up-sessions
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F M Monteiro, E O S Batista, L M Vieira, B M Bayeux, M Accorsi, S P Campanholi, E A R Dias, A H Souza, P S Baruselli
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether repeated ovum pick-up (OPU) procedures may affect the efficiency of OPU programs for in vitro embryo production (IVEP) in Bos indicus (Nelore) donors. In addition, the repeatability (r) efficiency of IVEP was also assessed. Data available were from 432 OPU-IVEP sessions that were performed at random stages of the estrous cycle in 36 cycling, nonlactating Nelore donors. Semen from three Nelore bulls was used for the IVF. Donors were submitted to 12 consecutive OPU procedures, with an interval of approximately 30 days between sessions...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145727/estrogen-dependent-effects-of-5-hydroxytryptophan-on-cortical-spreading-depression-in-rat-modelling-the-serotonin-ovarian-hormone-interaction-in-migraine-aura
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Virginie Chauvel, Sylvie Multon, Jean Schoenen
Background Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is the likely culprit of the migraine aura. Migraine is sexually dimorphic and thought to be a "low 5-HT" condition. We sought to decipher the interrelation between serotonin, ovarian hormones and cortical excitability in a model of migraine aura. Methods Occipital KCl-induced CSDs were recorded for one hour at parieto-occipital and frontal levels in adult male (n = 16) and female rats (n = 64) one hour after intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) or NaCl...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139071/the-expression-of-vegf-myoglobin-and-crp2-proteins-regulating-endometrial-remodeling-in-the-porcine-endometrial-tissues-during-follicular-and-luteal-phase
#15
Seunghyung Lee, Sang-Hee Lee, Boo-Keun Yang, Choon-Keun Park
Endometrial remodeling is important for successful embryo development and implantation in pigs. Therefore, this study investigated change of proteins regulating endometrial remodeling on follicular and luteal phase in porcine endometrial tissues. The endometrial tissue samples were collected from porcine uterus during follicular and luteal phase, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), myoglobin and cysteine-rich protein 2 (CRP2) proteins were expressed by immnofluorescence, immunoblotting, and determined by 2-DE and MALDI-TOF/MS...
January 31, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128406/an-experimental-study-on-the-use-of-icariin-for-improving-thickness-of-thin-endometrium
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A W Le, Z H Wang, X Y Dai, T H Xiao, R Zhuo, B Z Zhang, Z L Xiao, X J Fang
This study aimed to investigate the effect of icariin (ICA) on thin endometrium in a rat model. To this end, 6- to 8-week-old female Sprague Dawley rats (105) were randomly divided into 7 groups: untreated, vehicle-treated (lavage with NaCl), high-dose ICA (lavage with ICA at 200 mg∙kg(-1)∙day(-1)), medium-dose ICA (lavage ICA at 100 mg∙kg(-1)∙day(-1)), low-dose ICA (lavage with ICA at 50 mg∙kg(-1)∙day(-1)), sham model (injected with NaCl at uterus horn), and sample group. To induce thin endometrium, rats of all groups (except sham-model) were injected with 95% ethanol via the uterine horn...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118985/mechanisms-of-modulation-of-the-egr-gene-family-in-mammary-epithelial-cells-of-different-species
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P Santino, E Martignani, S Miretti, M Baratta, P Accornero
In the adult female, within the estrous cycle, the mammary gland undergoes multiple rounds of growth, with increased cellular proliferation, and involution, with increased apoptosis. The increase in proliferation is elicited by endocrine (Estrogen, Progesterone), as well as locally produced (Epidermal growth factor, Insulin-like growth factor, etc) growth factors. Among the genes that are modulated during cellular proliferation, immediate early genes play a fundamental role, being rapidly upregulated and then downregulated within the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle, allowing the progression to the subsequent phases...
January 21, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117309/estrogen-receptor-ligands-a-review-2013-2015
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REVIEW
Shabnam Farzaneh, Afshin Zarghi
Estrogen receptors (ERs) are a group of compounds named for their importance in both menstrual and estrous reproductive cycles. They are involved in the regulation of various processes ranging from tissue growth maintenance to reproduction. Their action is mediated through ER nuclear receptors. Two subtypes of the estrogen receptor, ERα and ERβ, exist and exhibit distinct cellular and tissue distribution patterns. In humans, both receptor subtypes are expressed in many cells and tissues, and they control key physiological functions in various organ systems...
April 13, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115579/the-role-of-sex-steroids-in-white-adipose-tissue-adipocyte-function
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Annie E Newell-Fugate
With the increasing knowledge that gender impacts normal physiology, much biomedical research has begun to focus on the differential effects of sex on tissue function. Sexual dimorphism in mammals is due to the combined effects of both genetic and hormonal factors. Hormonal factors are mutable particularly in females where the estrous cycle dominates the hormonal milieu. Given the severity of the obesity epidemic and the fact that there are differences in obesity rates in men and women, the role of sex in white adipose tissue function is being recognized as increasingly important...
January 23, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115236/decrease-in-neuronal-spine-density-in-the-postpartum-period-in-the-amygdala-and-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-in-rat
#20
Seiki Matsuo, Ken Ichi Matsuda, Keiko Takanami, Taisuke Mori, Masaki Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Kawata, Jo Kitawaki
In pregnancy and the postpartum period, many women have emotional instability and some suffer from depression. The ovarian steroid hormone milieu is markedly changed during these periods, and this hormonal change may be an important cause of peripartum emotional instability. The amygdala is a central region of emotion, and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), which is considered to be the extended amygdala, is also involved in the emotional response. The amygdala and BNST are well characterized as target brain regions for ovarian steroid hormones, and this suggests that the functional response of neurons in these regions to hormonal fluctuation is affected in the peripartum period...
January 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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