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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328155/does-dynorphin-play-a-role-in-the-onset-of-puberty-in-female-sheep
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J A Lopez, M N Bedenbaugh, R B McCosh, P W Weems, L J Meadows, B Wisman, L M Coolen, R L Goodman, S M Hileman
Puberty onset involves increased gonadotrophin-release (GnRH) release as a result of decreased sensitivity to oestrogen (E2 )-negative feedback. Because GnRH neurones lack E2 receptor α, this pathway must contain interneurones. One likely candidate is KNDy neurones (kisspeptin, neurokinin B, dynorphin). The overarching hypothesis of the present study was that the prepubertal hiatus in luteinising hormone (LH) release involves reduced kisspeptin and/or heightened dynorphin input. We first tested the specific hypothesis that E2 would reduce kisspeptin-immunopositive cell numbers and increase dynorphin-immunopositive cell numbers...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327540/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-endometrial-cancer-an-overview-of-recent-laboratory-evidence-and-epidemiological-studies
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REVIEW
Maddalena Mallozzi, Chiara Leone, Francesca Manurita, Filippo Bellati, Donatella Caserta
Background: Although exposure to endocrine disruptor compounds (EDCs) has been suggested as a contributing factor to a range of women's health disorders including infertility, polycystic ovaries and the early onset of puberty, considerable challenges remain in attributing cause and effect on gynaecological cancer. Until recently, there were relatively few epidemiological studies examining the relationship between EDCs and endometrial cancer, however, in the last years the number of these studies has increased...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326570/reproductive-disorders-in-female-rats-after-prenatal-exposure-to-betamethasone
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Cibele S Borges, Tainá L Pacheco, Marina T Guerra, Aline L Barros, Patricia V Silva, Gabriela Missassi, Katiussia Pinho da Silva, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, André S Pupo, Wilma De G Kempinas
Betamethasone is the drug of choice for antenatal treatment, promoting fetal lung maturation and decreasing mortality. Previous studies in rats reported male programming and alteration in sperm parameters and sexual behavior following intrauterine betamethasone exposure. The impact on the female reproductive development is not known. In this study, rat female offspring was assessed for sexual development, morphophysiology of the reproductive tract and fertility after maternal exposure to 0.1 mg kg(-1) of betamethasone or vehicle on gestational days 12, 13, 18 and 19...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323923/genetic-variation-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-action-is-associated-with-age-at-testicular-growth-in-boys
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Alexander S Busch, Casper P Hagen, Katharina M Main, Anita Pereira, Camila Corvalan, Kristian Almstrup, Veronica Mericq, Anders Juul
Context: Although genetic factors play a pivotal role in male pubertal timing, genome-wide association studies have identified only a small number of loci. Genetic variation of FSH action affects adult reproductive parameters and female pubertal timing. Objective: To investigate whether genetic variation affecting FSH action is associated with onset of puberty in boys. Design: Cross-sectional and longitudinal study of two cohorts of healthy boys...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299573/mkrn3-levels-in-girls-with-central-precocious-puberty-and-correlation-with-sexual-hormone-levels-a-pilot-study
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Anna Grandone, Grazia Cirillo, Marcella Sasso, Carlo Capristo, Gianluca Tornese, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Caterina Luongo, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Adalgisa Festa, Ruggero Coppola, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Laura Perrone
PURPOSE: Recently, mutations of makorin RING-finger protein 3 (MKRN3) have been described in familial central precocious puberty. Serum levels of this protein decline before the pubertal onset in healthy girls and boys. The aim of the study is to investigate MKRN3 circulating levels in patients with central precocious puberty. METHODS: We performed an observational cross-sectional study. We enrolled 17 patients with central precocious puberty aged 7 years (range: 2-8 years) and breast development onset <8 years; 17 prepubertal control age-matched patients aged 6...
March 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295274/kisspeptin-innervation-of-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-sexual-dimorphism-and-effect-of-estrous-cycle-in-female-mice
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Marilena Marraudino, Dèsirèe Miceli, Alice Farinetti, Giovanna Ponti, GianCarlo Panzica, Stefano Gotti
The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is the major autonomic output area of the hypothalamus and a critical regulatory center for energy homeostasis. The organism's energetic balance is very important for both the regular onset of puberty and regulation of fertility. Several studies have suggested a relationship among neural circuits controlling food intake, energy homeostasis and the kisspeptin peptide. The kisspeptin system is clustered in two main groups of cell bodies [the anterior ventral periventricular region (AVPV) and the arcuate nucleus (ARC)] projecting mainly to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and to a few other locations, including the PVN...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290112/protecting-bone-health-in-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases-pharmacological-considerations
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REVIEW
Yujuan Zhang, Diana Milojevic
Bone health in children with rheumatic conditions may be compromised due to several factors related to the inflammatory disease state, delayed puberty, altered life style, including decreased physical activities, sun avoidance, suboptimal calcium and vitamin D intake, and medical treatments, mainly glucocorticoids and possibly some disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Low bone density or even fragility fractures could be asymptomatic; therefore, children with diseases of high inflammatory load, such as systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and those requiring chronic glucocorticoids may benefit from routine screening of bone health...
March 13, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284037/a-novel-dax-1-mutation-in-two-male-siblings-presenting-with-precocious-puberty-and-late-onset-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Yanxia Liu, Jinlei Yuan, Huijuan Zhang, Yanyan Jiang, Guijun Qin
Background The DAX-1 gene is associated with X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita (AHC). Our objective was to compare the DAX-1 gene sequence of two male siblings exhibiting different clinical manifestations of AHC. Methods Clinical features were analyzed and laboratory data were collected from both siblings. Genomic DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood leukocytes of the siblings and their parents and the DAX-1 gene exons and intron-flanking regions were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction. The DAX-1 gene sequences were compared following sequencing...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279692/ovarian-effects-of-prenatal-exposure-to-benzo-a-pyrene-roles-of-embryonic-and-maternal-glutathione-status
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Ulrike Luderer, Meagan B Myers, Malathi Banda, Karen L McKim, Laura Ortiz, Barbara L Parsons
Females deficient in the glutamate cysteine ligase modifier subunit (Gclm) of the rate-limiting enzyme in glutathione synthesis are more sensitive to ovarian follicle depletion and tumorigenesisby prenatal benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) exposure than Gclm+/+ mice. We investigated effects of prenatal exposure to BaP on reproductive development and ovarian mutations in Kras, a commonly mutated gene in epithelial ovarian tumors. Pregnantmice were dosed from gestational day 6.5 through 15.5 with 2mg/kg/day BaP or vehicle...
March 6, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275162/leptin-signalling-in-agrp-neurons-modulates-puberty-onset-and-adult-fertility-in-mice
#10
Olivia K Egan, Megan A Inglis, Greg M Anderson
The hormone leptin indirectly communicates metabolic information to brain neurons that control reproduction, using GABAergic circuitry. Agouti-related peptide (AgRP) neurons in the arcuate nucleus are GABAergic, express leptin receptors (LepR) and are known to influence reproduction. This study tested whether leptin actions on AgRP neurons are required and sufficient for puberty onset and subsequent fertility. Firstly, Agrp-Cre and Lepr-flox mice were used to target deletion of LepR to AgRP neurons. AgRP-LepR knockout female mice exhibited mild obesity and adiposity as previously described, as well as a significant delay in the pubertal onset of estrous cycles compared to control animals...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271078/time-correlation-between-mononucleosis-and-initial-symptoms-of-ms
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John Endriz, Peggy P Ho, Lawrence Steinman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the average age of MS onset vs the age at which Epstein-Barr infection has previously occurred and stratify this analysis by sex and the blood level of Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) antibody. METHODS: Using infectious mononucleosis (IM) as a temporal marker in data from the Swedish epidemiologic investigation of MS, 259 adult IM/MS cases were identified and then augmented to account for "missing" childhood data so that the average age of MS onset could be determined for cases binned by age of IM (as stratified by sex and EBNA1 titer level)...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261833/diagnostic-utility-of-testosterone-priming-prior-to-dynamic-tests-to-differentiate-constitutional-delay-in-puberty-from-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Suja P Sukumar, Anil Bhansali, Naresh Sachdeva, Chirag Kamal Ahuja, Ujjwal Gorsi, Kush Dev Singh Jarial, Rama Walia
CONTEXT: Differentiation between constitutional delay in puberty (CDP) and isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) during adolescence is a great clinical challenge and the available diagnostic tests are of limited value. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of withdrawal of short term, low dose testosterone therapy (testosterone priming) on the discriminatory power of dynamic tests for hypothalamo-pituitary-testicular axis to differentiate CDP from IHH. DESIGN: A prospective study (n=30) consisting of 20 boys with delayed puberty (Group A) and 10 patients with IHH (Group B)...
March 5, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259093/exposure-to-phytoestrogens-in-utero-and-age-at-menarche-in-a-contemporary-british-cohort
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Kristin J Marks, Terryl J Hartman, Ethel V Taylor, Michael E Rybak, Kate Northstone, Michele Marcus
Phytoestrogens are estrogenic compounds that occur naturally in plants. Phytoestrogens can cross the placenta, and animal studies have found associations between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and markers of early puberty. We investigated the association between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and early menarche (defined as <11.5 years of age at onset) using data from a nested case-control study within the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a longitudinal study involving families living in the South West of England...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257149/pubertal-testis-volume-age-at-pubertal-onset-and-adolescent-blood-pressure-evidence-from-hong-kong-s-children-of-1997-birth-cohort
#14
Man Ki Kwok, Gabriel M Leung, C Mary Schooling
OBJECTIVES: A warning from Health Canada suggests that testosterone increases blood pressure (BP). No evidence from large randomized controlled trials is available, and observational studies are confounded by ill-health lowering serum testosterone. To address the evidence gap, we assessed the association of pubertal testicular volume, as a reflection of testosterone production, with BP. METHODS: We examined whether testicular volume was associated with sex-, age-, and height-standardized BP z-score at ∼13 years in a population-representative Chinese birth cohort (n = 5195, 63% follow-up)...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251550/the-mystery-of-puberty-initiation-genetics-and-epigenetics-of-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty-icpp
#15
REVIEW
Sofia Leka-Emiri, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
Puberty is a major developmental stage. Damaging mutations, considered as "mistakes of nature", have contributed to the unraveling of the networks implicated in the normal initiation of puberty. Genes involved in the abnormal hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis development, in the normosmic idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (nIHH), in the X-linked or autosomal forms of Kallmann syndrome and in precocious puberty have been identified (GNRH1, GNRHR, KISS1, GPR54, FGFR1, FGF8, PROK2, PROKR2, TAC3, TACR3, KAL1, PROK2, PROKR2, CHD7, LEP, LEPR, PC1, DAX1, SF-1, HESX-1, LHX3, PROP-1)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238607/leydig-cell-hyperplasia-in-children-case-series-and-review
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REVIEW
Nicole Mennie, Sebastian K King, Mohan Marulaiah, Peter Ferguson, Yves Heloury, Chris Kimber
INTRODUCTION: Leydig cell hyperplasia (LCH) and Leydig cell tumours (LCTs) in children are rare, typically presenting with precocious puberty. Previously, orchidectomy was the routine management; however, more recently, testis-sparing surgery has been performed with good results. We present a series of unusual presentations of LCH, raising new management questions, and a review of the literature regarding LCH and LCT in children. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a literature search using Ovid Medline, PubMed, and Google Scholar, producing 456 articles...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238482/effect-of-weight-loss-on-puberty-onset-in-overweight-children
#17
Thomas Reinehr, Christina Bosse, Nina Lass, Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Christian Ludwig Roth
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of weight changes on the onset of puberty in overweight children. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated the timing of puberty onset in 160 prepubertal overweight children (aged 11.2 ± 1.0 years) depending on the changes of their weight status in a 1-year lifestyle intervention. We determined body mass index (BMI), pubertal stage, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3, insulin resistance index homeostatic model assessment, and serum gonadotropins at baseline and 1 year later...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231067/the-association-of-peripubertal-serum-concentrations-of-organochlorine-chemicals-and-blood-lead-with-growth-and-pubertal-development-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-boys-a-review-of-published-results-from-the-russian-children-s-study
#18
Oleg Sergeyev, Jane S Burns, Paige L Williams, Susan A Korrick, Mary M Lee, Boris Revich, Russ Hauser
Organochlorine chemicals and lead are environmental exposures that have endocrine disrupting properties (EDCs) which interfere with many aspects of hormone action. Childhood and adolescence are windows of susceptibility for adverse health effects of EDCs. Our ongoing study, the Russian Children's Study (RCS), is one of the few longitudinal studies investigating the impact of EDCs on growth and puberty in boys. It is conducted in the historically contaminated city of Chapaevsk, in the Samara region. The study focuses on evaluating the associations of persistent organochlorine chemicals and lead with growth and pubertal timing...
March 1, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229578/growth-and-pubertal-development-in-adolescent-male-wrestlers
#19
İbrahim E Pişkin, Mustafa Gümüş, Taner Bayraktaroğlu, Tevfik C Akalin, Faruk Yamaner
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a crucial period for linear growth, and sports training during this time may have positive or negative effects on some physiological processes as growth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of intense training during somatic growth on the onset of puberty and growth development in adolescent wrestlers. METHODS: Fifty adolescent male wrestlers and twenty-one sedentary healthy male controls aged between 13-15 years were selected...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225306/hydrocortisone-therapy-and-growth-trajectory-in-children-with-classical-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#20
Carla Bizzarri, Nicola Improda, Chiara Maggioli, Donatella Capalbo, Silvia Roma, Ottavia Porzio, Mariacarolina Salerno, Marco Cappa
OBJECTIVE: Poor linear growth is one of the main concerns in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). We aimed to analyze factors affecting growth trajectory in children with classical CAH. METHODS: Clinical records of children followed from infancy up to the end of growth at two Italian tertiary referral hospitals were reviewed. Fifty-seven patients (31 males), treated with hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone only, were included. Clinical observations were divided into 3 groups: 0-2 years: 172 observations; from 2 years to puberty onset: 813 observations; after puberty onset: 527 observations...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
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