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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326509/the-steroid-response-to-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-stimulation-in-men-with-klinefelter-syndrome-does-not-change-using-immunoassay-or-mass-spectrometry
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L Roli, D Santi, S Belli, S Tagliavini, S Cavalieri, M C De Santis, E Baraldi, F Fanelli, M Mezzullo, A R Granata, U Pagotto, R Pasquali, V Rochira, C Carani, M Simoni, T Trenti
PURPOSE: Liquid-chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed in parallel to Immunoassays (IAs) and today is proposed as the "gold standard" for steroid assays. Leydig cells of men with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) are able to respond to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation, even if testosterone (T) production was impaired. The aim was to evaluate how results obtained by IAs and LC-MS/MS can differently impact on the outcome of a clinical research on gonadal steroidogenesis after hCG stimulation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259259/endometriosis-is-associated-with-aberrant-metabolite-profiles-in-plasma
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Sophia Letsiou, Dirkje P Peterse, Amelie Fassbender, Margriet M Hendriks, Niels J van den Broek, Rudolf Berger, Dorien F O, Arne Vanhie, Alexandra Vodolazkaia, Anne Van Langendonckt, Jacques Donnez, Amy C Harms, Rob J Vreeken, Patrick G Groothuis, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, Arjan B Brenkman, Thomas M D'Hooghe
OBJECTIVE: To identify metabolites that are associated with and predict the presence of endometriosis. DESIGN: Metabolomics study using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry approaches. SETTING: University hospital and universities. PATIENT(S): Twenty-five women with laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis (cases) and 19 women with laparoscopically documented absence of endometriosis (controls). None of the women included in this study had received oral contraception or GnRH agonists for a minimum of 1 month before blood collection...
March 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249803/venomics-analyses-of-the-skin-secretion-of-dermatonotus-muelleri-preliminary-proteomic-and-metabolomic-profiling
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Ingrid Duarte Cavalcante, Marta Maria Antoniazzi, Carlos Jared, Osmindo R Pires, Juliana Mozer Sciani, Daniel Carvalho Pimenta
Dermatonotus muelleri is the sole species of the Dermatonotus genus and inhabits Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. This animal exhibits an explosive reproductive behavior during the Southern spring months, which lasts only for five days. Moreover, this animal displays specific adaptations to the habitat resulting in the energy conservation needed during either the intense reproduction period or times of estivation. During dry seasons and/or food shortages D. muelleri can survive because its food specialization and ability to dig an underground chamber for protection...
February 27, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235592/steroid-profiling-in-h295r-cells-to-identify-chemicals-potentially-disrupting-the-production-of-adrenal-steroids
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Petra Strajhar, David Tonoli, Fabienne Jeanneret, Raphaella M Imhof, Vanessa Malagnino, Melanie Patt, Denise V Kratschmar, Julien Boccard, Serge Rudaz, Alex Odermatt
The validated OECD test guideline 456 based on human adrenal H295R cells promotes measurement of testosterone and estradiol production as read-out to identify potential endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study aimed to establish optimal conditions for using H295R cells to detect chemicals interfering with the production of key adrenal steroids. H295R cells' supernatants were characterized by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS)-based steroid profiling, and the influence of experimental conditions including time and serum content was assessed...
April 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222414/urinary-steroid-metabolites-in-a-case-of-florid-ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-and-clinical-correlations
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Angelos Kyriacou, Karolina M Stepien, Basil Issa
A 51-year old woman was admitted with multiple cerebral, pulmonary and intra-abdominal abscesses. The combination of apparent immunosuppression, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypokalaemia, osteoporotic fractures and bilateral shoulder avascular necrosis led to a clinical diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome (CS). This was biochemically confirmed as follows: midnight serum cortisol 4275 nmol/L (60-250), non-suppressed overnight dexamethasone suppression test, raised salivary cortisol 716 nmol/L (5-46) and ACTH 639 ng/L (0-46)...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146078/metabolomic-biomarkers-in-urine-of-cushing-s-syndrome-patients
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Alicja Kotłowska, Tomasz Puzyn, Krzysztof Sworczak, Piotr Stepnowski, Piotr Szefer
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a disease which results from excessive levels of cortisol in the human body. The disorder is associated with various signs and symptoms which are also common for the general population not suffering from compound hypersecretion. Thus, more sensitive and selective methods are required for the diagnosis of CS. This follow-up study was conducted to determine which steroid metabolites could serve as potential indicators of CS and possible subclinical hypercortisolism in patients diagnosed with so called non-functioning adrenal incidentalomas (AIs)...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105335/detection-of-stanozolol-in-the-urine-of-athletes-at-a-pg-level-the-possibility-of-passive-exposure
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Christina Tsitsimpikou, Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis
Stanozolol is a synthetic heterocyclic steroid with anabolic and androgenic properties, which has been abused by several high-profile professional athletes. Stanozolol is also used in veterinary medicine to increase appetite, cause weight gain and treat certain types of anemia. The detection of stanozolol metabolites in human urine for doping control purposes depends on the analytical method applied. The most commonly applied methods in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-accredited doping control laboratories are gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (GC/HRMS) or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS/MS)...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076306/parallel-diurnal-fluctuation-of-testosterone-androstenedione-dehydroepiandrosterone-and-17ohprogesterone-as-assessed-in-serum-and-saliva-validation-of-a-novel-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-salivary-steroid-profiling
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Marco Mezzullo, Alessia Fazzini, Alessandra Gambineri, Guido Di Dalmazi, Roberta Mazza, Carla Pelusi, Valentina Vicennati, Renato Pasquali, Uberto Pagotto, Flaminia Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Salivary androgen testing represents a valuable source of biological information. However, the proper measurement of such low levels is challenging for direct immunoassays, lacking adequate accuracy. In the last few years, many conflicting findings reporting low correlation with the serum counterparts have hampered the clinical application of salivary androgen testing. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) makes it possible to overcome previous analytical limits, providing new insights in endocrinology practice...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074002/metabolic-profiling-in-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-prostate-cancer-tissues
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Stefano Cacciatore, Giorgia Zadra, Clyde Bango, Kathryn L Penney, Svitlana Tyekucheva, Oscar Yanes, Massimo Loda
Metabolite profiling has significantly contributed to a deeper understanding of the biochemical metabolic networks and pathways in cancer cells. Metabolomics-based biomarker discovery would greatly benefit from the ability to interrogate retrospective annotated clinical specimens archived as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) material. Mass spectrometry-based metabolomic analysis was performed in matched frozen and FFPE human prostate cancers as well as isogenic prostate cancer cell lines. A total of 352 and 460 metabolites were profiled in human tissues and cell lines, respectively...
January 10, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999117/performance-of-mass-spectrometry-steroid-profiling-for-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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D J Handelsman, H J Teede, R Desai, R J Norman, L J Moran
STUDY QUESTION: How well does multi-analyte steroid mass spectrometry (MS) profiling classify women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our liquid chromatography MS (LC-MS) steroid profiling only minimally improves discrimination of women with and without PCOS compared with a direct testosterone immunoassay (T_IA) and the free androgen index (FAI). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blood testosterone measured by direct (non-extraction) immunoassay overlaps between women with and without PCOS...
February 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993082/stereoselective-degradation-of-estradiol-and-trenbolone-isomers-in-alluvial-sediment
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Yun Zhang, Daniel D Snow, Shannon L Bartelt-Hunt
Stereoisomers of estradiol (E2) or trenbolone (TB) can occur together in the environment receiving human or livestock wastes. However, the effect of their co-occurrence on persistence has not been well elucidated. A sandy and a silt loam sediment were used to establish microcosms with α- and β-isomers of E2 or TB spiked individually and together. Sediments were sampled periodically and analyzed for E2 and TB isomers and their transformation products using derivatization gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941603/analysis-of-metabolites-in-stem-parasitic-plant-interactions-interaction-of-cuscuta-momordica-versus-cassytha-ipomoea
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Takeshi Furuhashi, Takemichi Nakamura, Koji Iwase
Cuscuta and Cassytha are two well-known stem parasitic plant genera with reduced leaves and roots, inducing haustoria in their stems. Their similar appearance in the field has been recognized, but few comparative studies on their respective plant interactions are available. To compare their interactions, we conducted a metabolite analysis of both the Cassytha-Ipomoea and the Cuscuta-Momordica interaction. We investigated the energy charge of the metabolites by UFLC (ultra-high performance liquid chromatography), and conducted GC-MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry) analysis for polar metabolites (e...
December 7, 2016: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934105/simultaneous-analysis-of-free-and-sulfated-steroids-by-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-with-selective-mass-spectrometric-scan-modes-and-polarity-switching
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Su Hyeon Lee, Nanhee Lee, Youngmin Hong, Bong Chul Chung, Man Ho Choi
Sulfated steroids can act as a latent form of active free steroids, coexisting with them in biological specimens. To evaluate the metabolic significance of free and sulfated steroid species, a simultaneous analysis of eight free steroids [cholesterol, pregnenolone, 17α-hydroxypregnenolone, progesterone, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone, and 17β-estradiol] and four biologically relevant sulfated steroids was developed and validated, using selected-ion and multiple-reaction monitoring modes coupled to polarity-switching liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS)...
December 6, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881557/plasma-metabolomics-implicates-modified-transfer-rnas-and-altered-bioenergetics-in-the-outcomes-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Christopher J Rhodes, Pavandeep Ghataorhe, John Wharton, Kevin C Rue-Albrecht, Charaka Hadinnapola, Geoffrey Watson, Marta Bleda, Matthias Haimel, Gerry Coghlan, Paul A Corris, Luke S Howard, David G Kiely, Andrew J Peacock, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Mark R Toshner, S John Wort, J Simon R Gibbs, Allan Lawrie, Stefan Gräf, Nicholas W Morrell, Martin R Wilkins
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a heterogeneous disorder with high mortality. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive study of plasma metabolites using ultraperformance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry to identify patients at high risk of early death, to identify patients who respond well to treatment, and to provide novel molecular insights into disease pathogenesis. RESULTS: Fifty-three circulating metabolites distinguished well-phenotyped patients with idiopathic or heritable PAH (n=365) from healthy control subjects (n=121) after correction for multiple testing (P<7...
January 31, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845856/modified-release-and-conventional-glucocorticoids-and-diurnal-androgen-excretion-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Christopher M Jones, Ashwini Mallappa, Nicole Reisch, Nikolaos Nikolaou, Nils Krone, Beverly A Hughes, Donna M O'Neil, Martin J Whitaker, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Karl-Heinz Storbeck, Deborah P Merke, Richard J Ross, Wiebke Arlt
CONTEXT: The classic androgen synthesis pathway proceeds via DHEA, androstenedione and testosterone to 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). However, DHT synthesis can also be achieved by an alternative pathway originating from 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP), which accumulates in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Similarly, recent work has highlighted androstenedione-derived 11-oxygenated 19-carbon steroids as active androgens and, in CAH, androstenedione is generated directly from 17OHP...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842983/a-novel-hplc-mrm-strategy-to-discover-unknown-and-long-term-metabolites-of-stanozolol-for-expanding-analytical-possibilities-in-doping-control
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Zhe Wang, Xinmiao Zhou, Xin Liu, Ying Dong, Jinlan Zhang
Stanozolol is one of the most commonly abused anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) by athletes and usually detected by its parent drug and major metabolites. However, its metabolic pathway is complex, varied and individually different, it is important to characterize its overall metabolic profiles and discover new and long-term metabolites for the aims of expanding detection windows. High performance liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (HPLC-MS/MS) was used to analyze the human urine after oral administration of stanozolol...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827563/analytical-strategies-to-detect-enobosarm-administration-in-bovines
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Nora Cesbron, Alexandre Sydor, Mylène Penot, Stéphanie Prevost, Bruno Le Bizec, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are a novel class of androgen receptor ligands. They are intended to exhibit the same kind of effects as androgenic drugs, like anabolic steroids, but be much more selective in their action, targeting particular tissues without any undesirable effects on others. While the main applications of these synthetic substances are for therapeutic purposes, they also have a high potential for misuse in veterinary practice and the sporting world. In order to guarantee for consumers with food from animal origin that it is free from any residues of such compounds, analytical strategies are required to ensure safe food and also to enable fair trade between producers...
April 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770750/oxidative-defense-metabolites-induced-by-salinity-stress-in-roots-of-salicornia-herbacea
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Seung Jae Lee, Eun-Mi Jeong, Ah Young Ki, Kyung-Seo Oh, Joseph Kwon, Jae-Hyuk Jeong, Nam-Jin Chung
High salinity is a major abiotic stress that affects the growth and development of plants. This type of stress can influence flowering, the production of crops, defense mechanisms and other physiological processes. Previous studies have attempted to elucidate salt-tolerance mechanisms to improve plant growth and productivity in the presence of sodium chloride. One such plant that has been studied in detail is Salicornia, a well-known halophyte, which has adapted to grow in the presence of high salt. To further the understanding of how Salicornia grows and develops under high saline conditions, Salicornia herbacea (S...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750143/exploring-the-neural-mechanisms-of-finasteride-a-proteomic-analysis-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
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Alessio Soggiu, Cristian Piras, Viviana Greco, Paola Devoto, Andrea Urbani, Luigino Calzetta, Marco Bortolato, Paola Roncada
The enzyme 5α-reductase (5αR) catalyzes the conversion of progesterone and testosterone into neuroactive steroids implicated in a wide array of behavioral functions. The prototypical 5αR inhibitor, finasteride (FIN), is clinically approved for the treatment of androgenic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Recent evidence has shown that FIN, albeit generally well tolerated, can induce untoward psychological effects in a subset of patients; furthermore, this drug may have therapeutic efficacy for a number of different neuropsychiatric conditions, ranging from Tourette syndrome to schizophrenia...
December 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717154/application-of-testosterone-to-epitestosterone-ratio-to-horse-urine-a-complimentary-approach-to-detect-the-administrations-of-testosterone-and-its-pro-drugs-in-thoroughbred-geldings
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Marjaana Viljanto, James Scarth, Pamela Hincks, Lynn Hillyer, Adam Cawley, Craig Suann, Glenys Noble, Christopher J Walker, Andrew T Kicman, Mark C Parkin
Detection of testosterone and/or its pro-drugs in the gelding is currently regulated by the application of an international threshold for urinary testosterone of 20 ng/mL. The use of steroid ratios may provide a useful supplementary approach to aid in differentiating between the administration of these steroids and unusual physiological conditions that may result in atypically high testosterone concentrations. In the current study, an ultra high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to quantify testosterone (T) and epitestosterone (E)...
October 7, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
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