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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453314/ar-expression-in-breast-cancer-ctcs-associates-with-bone-metastases
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Nicola Aceto, Aditya Bardia, Ben S Wittner, Maria C Donaldson, Ryan O'Keefe, Amanda Engstrom, Francesca Bersani, Yu Zheng, Valentine Comaills, Kira Niederhoffer, Huili Zhu, Olivia MacKenzie, Toshi Shioda, Dennis Sgroi, Ravi Kapur, David T Ting, Beverly Moy, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Mehmet Toner, Daniel A Haber, Shyamala Maheswaran
Molecular drivers underlying bone metastases in human cancer are not well understood, in part due to constraints in bone tissue sampling. Here, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) isolated from blood samples of women with metastatic estrogen receptor (ER)+ breast cancer, comparing cases with progression in bone versus visceral organs. Among the activated cellular pathways in CTCs from bone-predominant breast cancer is androgen receptor (AR) signaling. AR gene expression is evident, as is its constitutively active splice variant AR-v7...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453313/multigene-profiling-of-ctcs-in-mcrpc-identifies-a-clinically-relevant-prognostic-signature
#2
Udit Singhal, Yugang Wang, James Henderson, Yashar S Niknafs, Yuanyuan Qiao, Amy Gursky, Alexander Zaslavsky, Jae-Seung Chung, David C Smith, R Jeffrey Karnes, S Laura Chang, Felix Y Feng, Ganesh S Palapattu, Russell S Taichman, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Scott A Tomlins, Todd M Morgan
The trend towards precision-based therapeutic approaches dictated by molecular alterations offers substantial promise for men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). However, current approaches for molecular characterization are primarily tissue based, necessitating serial biopsies to understand changes over time and are limited by the challenges inherent to extracting genomic material from predominantly bone metastases. Therefore, a circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based assay was developed to determine gene expression across a panel of clinically relevant and potentially actionable prostate cancer related genes...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453202/management-of-endocrine-disease-hyperandrogenic-states-in-women-pitfalls-in-laboratory-diagnosis
#3
Michel Pugeat, Ingrid Plotton, Aude Brac de la Perrière, Gerald Raverot, Henri Déchaud, Véronique Raverot
Measuring total testosterone level is the first-line approach in assessing androgen excess in women. The main pitfalls in measuring testosterone relate to its low concentration and to the structural similarity between circulating androgens and testosterone, requiring accurate techniques with high specificity and sensitivity. These goals can be achieved by immunoassay using a specific anti-testosterone monoclonal antibody, ideally after an extraction step. Liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) will be commonly used for measuring testosterone, providing optimal accuracy with a low limit of detection...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452853/the-impact-of-sex-steroid-agonists-and-antagonists-on-folliculogenesis-in-the-neonatal-porcine-ovary-via-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#4
Katarzyna Knapczyk-Stwora, Malgorzata Grzesiak, Renata E Ciereszko, Elzbieta Czaja, Marek Koziorowski, Maria Slomczynska
The objective of the study was to examine the effects of androgen and estrogen agonists or antagonists on the follicle formation, ovarian cell proliferation and apoptosis as well as plasma steroid concentration in neonatal pigs. Piglets were injected with testosterone propionate (TP, 20 mg/kg bw), flutamide (FLU, 50 mg/kg bw), 4-tert-octylphenol (OP, 100 mg/kg bw), ICI 182,780 (ICI, 400 μg/kg bw), methoxychlor (MXC, 100 mg/kg bw) or corn oil (CTR, controls) between postnatal Days 1 and 10 (n = 4/group). Heart blood was collected and ovaries were excised from the 11-day-old piglets...
February 10, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452837/dramatically-polarized-opinion-on-the-role-of-brachytherapy-boost-in-management-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-a-survey-of-north-american-genitourinary-expert-radiation-oncologists
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Shearwood McClelland, Kiri A Sandler, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, Timur Mitin
INTRODUCTION: Three randomized clinical trials have established brachytherapy (BT) boost in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as superior to definitive EBRT and ADT alone in terms of biochemical control (but not overall survival) at the expense of increased toxicity in men with high-risk (HR) prostate cancer (PCa). The current view regarding these 2 treatment algorithms among North American genitourinary (GU) experts is not known...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452340/congenital-abnormalities-of-the-male-reproductive-system-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
#6
Ran S Rotem, Gabriel Chodick, Michael Davidovitch, Russ Hauser, Brent A Coull, Marc G Weisskopf
Androgens have an extensive influence on brain development in regions of the brain that are relevant for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet their etiological involvement remains unclear. Hypospadias (abnormal positioning of the urethral opening) and cryptorchidism (undescended testes) are 2 relatively common male birth defects that are strongly associated with prenatal androgen deficiencies. Having either disorder is a proxy indicator of atypical gestational androgen exposure, yet the association between these disorders and autism has not been extensively studied...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452160/orchiectomy-and-letrozole-differentially-regulate-synaptic-plasticity-and-spatial-memory-in-a-manner-that-is-mediated-by-src-1-in-the-hippocampus-of-male-mice
#7
Jikai Zhao, Chen Bian, Mengying Liu, Yangang Zhao, Tao Sun, Fangzhou Xing, Jiqiang Zhang
Hippocampal synaptic plasticity is the basis of spatial memory and cognition and is strongly regulated by both testicular androgens (testosterone, T) and hippocampal estrogens (17β-estradiol, E2) converted from T by aromatase, which is inhibited by letrozole (LET), but the contribution of each pathway to spatial memory and the associated mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we first used orchiectomy (ORX) and LET injection to investigate the effects of T and hippocampal E2 on spatial memory and hippocampal synaptic plasticity...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451687/gpcrs-in-context-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Margaret A Mouat, James L J Coleman, Nicola J Smith
Cardiovascular disease remains the largest cause of mortality worldwide and there is a clear gender gap in disease occurrence: men are predisposed to earlier onset of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis and hypertension, than are women. Oestrogen may be a driving factor for female-specific cardioprotection, though androgens and sex chromosomes are also likely to contribute to sexual dimorphism in the cardiovascular system. Many G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-mediated processes are involved in cardiovascular homeostasis and some exhibit clear sex-divergence...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451339/an-indispensable-role-of-androgen-receptor-in-wnt-responsive-cells-during-prostate-development-maturation-and-regeneration
#9
Yongfeng He, Erika Hooker, Eun-Jeong Yu, Huiqing Wu, Gerald R Cunha, Zijie Sun
Androgen signaling is essential for prostate development, morphogenesis, and regeneration. Emerging evidence indicates that Wnt/β-catenin signaling also contributes to prostate development specifically through regulation of cell fate determination. Prostatic Axin2-expressing cells are able to respond to Wnt signals and possess the progenitor properties to regenerate prostatic epithelium. Despite critical roles of both signaling pathways, the biological significance of androgen receptor (AR) in Axin2-expressing Wnt-responsive cells remains largely unexplored...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449534/trim36-a-novel-androgen-responsive-gene-enhances-anti-androgen-efficacy-against-prostate-cancer-by-inhibiting-mapk-erk-signaling-pathways
#10
Chao Liang, Shangqian Wang, Chao Qin, Meilin Bao, Gong Cheng, Bianjiang Liu, Pengfei Shao, Qiang Lv, Ninghong Song, Lixin Hua, Min Gu, Jie Li, Zengjun Wang
Hormone therapy drugs, such as bicalutamide and enzalutamide, directed against prostate cancer focus on androgen receptor (AR) signaling and are initially effective, but the disease progresses to lethality as resistance to these drugs develops. A method to prolong the drug response time and improve the drug efficacy is still unavailable. TRIM36 was reported as a novel androgen signaling target gene and is upregulated in prostate cancer. In this study, we found that 63.4% (64/95) of PCa in TMA expressed the TRIM36 protein...
February 5, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449314/vitamin-d-pcos-and-androgens-in-men-a-systematic-review
#11
Christian Trummer, Stefan Pilz, Verena Schwetz, Barbara R Obermayer-Pietsch, Elisabeth Lerchbaum
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence from animal and human studies suggests that vitamin D is involved in many functions of the reproductive system in both genders. AIM: The aim of this review was to provide an overview on the effects of vitamin D on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and androgen metabolism in men. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in Pubmed for relevant English language publications published from January 2012 until July 2017...
February 15, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448243/impact-of-health-authority-control-measures-aimed-at-reducing-the-illicit-use-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids
#12
Raquel Vázquez-Mourelle, Eduardo Carracedo-Martinez, Adolfo Figueiras
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate two interventions on anabolic-androgenic-steroids (AAS) dispensation in retail pharmacies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in a north-western region of Spain. Data were the AAS supplied by wholesale drug distributors to retail pharmacies over a period of 102 months. It is designed as an ecological time-series study; the dependent variables were daily defined doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day of each drug. The two interventions evaluated were: (1) an inspection program intended for those retail pharmacies where there was an irregular dispensation and (2) a regulation put forth forcing these pharmacies to carry out additional registers...
February 15, 2018: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448125/a-critical-review-of-histopathological-findings-associated-with-endocrine-and-non-endocrine-hepatic-toxicity-in-fish-models
#13
REVIEW
Jeffrey C Wolf, James R Wheeler
Although frequently examined as a target organ for non-endocrine toxicity, histopathological evaluation of the liver is becoming a routine component of endocrine disruption studies that utilize various fish species as test subjects. However, the interpretation of microscopic liver findings can be challenging, especially when attempting to distinguish adverse changes associated with endocrine disrupting substances from those caused by systemic or direct hepatic toxicity. The purpose of this project was to conduct a critical assessment of the available peer-reviewed and grey literature concerning the histopathologic effects of reproductive endocrine active substances (EAS) and non-endocrine acting substances in the livers of fish models, and to determine if liver histopathology can be used to reliably distinguish endocrine from non-endocrine etiologies...
February 12, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447630/metformin-as-an-adjunct-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-acne-vulgaris
#14
John K Lee, Andrew D Smith
The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the use of metformin as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne in those not diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or androgen excess. The authors conducted independent literature searches. Results were limited to clinical trials and randomized controlled trials. Studies with participants diagnosed with moderateto-severe acne vulgaris taking metformin versus placebo or other active treatment were included;studies with participants diagnosed with PCOS or androgen excess were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447628/sexual-side-effects-of-5-%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-finasteride-and-dutasteride-a-comprehensive-review
#15
Raymond M Fertig, A Caresse Gamret, Evan Darwin, Sudeep Gaudi
The 5-α-reductase inhibitors finasteride and dutasteride are frequently used in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia and benign prostatichyperplasia. These drugs are effective at reducing levels of dihydrotestosterone, the primary androgen responsible for the pathogenesis of both these conditions. However, finasteride and dutasteride have also been shown to produce an increase in the incidence of sexual dysfunction, namely, impotence, decreased libido, and ejaculation disorder. The purpose of this study is to review the existing medical literature with regard to the sexual side effects of 5-α-reductase inhibitor therapy...
November 11, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447059/therapeutic-potential-of-mucuna-pruriens-linn-on-ageing-induced-damage-in-dorsal-nerve-of-the-penis-and-its-implication-on-erectile-function-an-experimental-study-using-albino-rats
#16
Prakash Seppan, Ibrahim Muhammed, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Ganesh Lakshmanan, Dinesh Premavathy, Sakthi Jothi Muthu, Khayinmi Wungmarong Shimray, Sathya Bharathy Sathyanathan
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of ethanolic seed extract of Mucuna pruriens on damaged dorsal nerve of the penis (DNP) in aged rat in relation to penile erection. METHODS: The rats were divided into four groups Young (3 months), Aged (24 - 28 months), Aged + M. pruriens, and Young + M. pruriens (200 mg/kg b.w/60 days) and were subjected to the hypophysial - gonadal axis, nerve conduction velocity (NCV), and penile reflex. DNP sections were stained with nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NaDPH) diaphorase, androgen receptor (AR), and osmium tetroxide...
February 15, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447047/prospective-comparative-study-of-18-f-sodium-fluoride-pet-ct-and-planar-bone-scintigraphy-for-treatment-response-assessment-of-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#17
Randi Fuglsang Fonager, Helle Damgaard Zacho, Niels Christian Langkilde, Joan Fledelius, June Anita Ejlersen, Helle Westergreen Hendel, Christian Haarmark, Mette Moe, Jesper Carl Mortensen, Mads Ryø Jochumsen, Lars Jelstrup Petersen
AIM: To compare 18 F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF PET/CT) and 99m Tc-labelled diphosphonate bone scan (BS) for the monitoring of bone metastases in patients with prostate cancer undergoing anti-cancer treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from 64 patients with prostate cancer were included. The patients received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), next-generation hormonal therapy (NGH) or chemotherapy. The patients had a baseline scan and 1-3 subsequent scans during six months of treatment...
February 15, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445187/adult-male-mice-exposure-to-nonylphenol-alters-courtship-vocalizations-and-mating
#18
Daphné Capela, Carlos Dombret, Kevin Poissenot, Manon Poignant, Aude Malbert-Colas, Isabelle Franceschini, Matthieu Keller, Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja
The neural circuitry processing male sexual behavior is tightly regulated by testosterone and its neural metabolite estradiol. The present study evaluated the effects of adult exposure to low doses of nonylphenol (NP), a widespread environmental contaminant, on the neuroendocrine regulation of testosterone and expression of sexual behavior. Oral exposure of C57BL/6J males to NP (0.5, 5 or 50 μg/kg/day) for 4 weeks did not affect circulating levels of testosterone or the kisspeptin system, a key regulator of the gonadotropic axis...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444261/selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-s42-suppresses-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation
#19
Takako Kawanami, Tomoko Tanaka, Yuriko Hamaguchi, Takashi Nomiyama, Hajime Nawata, Tosihiko Yanase
We previously identified a novel selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM), S42, which does not stimulate prostate growth but has a beneficial effect on lipid metabolism. In the prostate cancer (PC) cell line LNCaP, S42 did not induce androgen receptor (AR) transactivation but antagonized 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-induced AR activation. Next, we investigated whether S42 suppresses the growth of PC cell lines. Basal growth of LNCaP cells was significantly suppressed by treatment with S42 compared with vehicle, as determined by cell counting and BrdU assays...
February 12, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443645/hair-and-salivary-testosterone-hair-cortisol-and-externalizing-behaviors-in-adolescents
#20
Andrew D Grotzinger, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
Although testosterone is associated with aggression in the popular imagination, previous research on the links between testosterone and human aggression has been inconsistent. This inconsistency might be because testosterone's effects on aggression depend on other moderators. In a large adolescent sample ( N = 984, of whom 460 provided hair samples), we examined associations between aggression and salivary testosterone, hair testosterone, and hair cortisol. Callous-unemotional traits, parental monitoring, and peer environment were examined as potential moderators of hormone-behavior associations...
February 1, 2018: Psychological Science
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