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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511915/altered-ionic-currents-and-amelioration-by-igf-1-and-pacap-in-motoneuron-derived-cells-modelling-sbma
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Aura M Jiménez Garduño, Leon J Juárez-Hernández, María J Polanco, Laura Tosatto, Daniela Michelatti, Daniele Arosio, Manuela Basso, Maria Pennuto, Carlo Musio
Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy's disease, is a motor neuron disease caused by the expansion of a polymorphic CAG tandem repeat encoding a polyglutamine (polyQ) tract in the androgen receptor (AR) gene. SBMA is triggered by the binding of mutant AR to its natural ligands, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). To investigate the neuronal alterations of motor neuron cell models of SBMA, we applied patch-clamp methods to verify how polyQ expansions in the AR alter cell ionic currents...
May 10, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501574/androgen-production-in-pediatric-adrenocortical-tumors-may-occur-via-both-the-classic-and-or-the-alternative-backdoor-pathway
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Nesa Marti, Jana Malikova, José A Galván, Maude Aebischer, Marco Janner, Zdenek Sumnik, Barbora Obermannova, Genevieve Escher, Aurel Perren, Christa E Flück
Children with adrenocortical tumors (ACTs) often present with virilization due to high tumoral androgen production, with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) as most potent androgen. Recent work revealed two pathways for DHT biosynthesis, the classic and the backdoor pathway. Usage of alternate routes for DHT production has been reported in castration-resistant prostate cancer, CAH and PCOS. To assess whether the backdoor pathway may contribute to the virilization of pediatric ACTs, we investigated seven children suffering from androgen producing tumors using steroid profiling and immunohistochemical expression studies...
May 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488586/uridine-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase-2b15-d85y-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-lower-prostate-cancer-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiao Zhong, Jiayu Feng, Ya Xiao, Pingxian Wang, Qiming Fan, Ronghua Wu, Wengang Hu, Chibing Huang
UGT2B15 (uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase 2B15) catalyzes the conversion of lipophilic C19 steroid androgens such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) into water-soluble metabolites that can be excreted. Studies of the association between the UGT2B15 gene D85Y polymorphism and prostate cancer have yielded contradictory results. We therefore systematically searched in the PubMed, EMBASE, Science Direct/Elsevier, CNKI, and Cochrane Library databases, and identified six relevant studies with which to perform a meta-analysis of the relation between UGT2B15 D85Y polymorphism and prostate cancer risk...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486649/hyperandrogenemia-reduces-endothelium-derived-hyperpolarizing-factor-mediated-relaxation-in-mesenteric-artery-of-female-rats
#4
Jay S Mishra, Amar S More, Gary D V Hankins, Sathish Kumar
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often present with hyperandrogenemia along with vascular dysfunction and elevated blood pressure. In animal models of PCOS, anti-androgen treatment decreased blood pressure, indicating a key role for androgens in the development of hypertension. However, the underlying androgen-mediated mechanism that contributes to increased blood pressure is not known. This study determined whether elevated androgens affect endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated vascular relaxation responses through alteration in function of gap junctional proteins...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472278/dihydrotestosterone-biochemistry-physiology-and-clinical-implications-of-elevated-blood-levels
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Ronald S Swerdloff, Robert E Dudley, Stephanie T Page, Christina Wang, Wael A Salameh
This review on dihydrotestosterone (DHT) biochemistry, physiology, and clinical implications of elevated levels in blood clarifies concepts that are important in clinical practice. Benefits associated with lowered serum DHT levels after 5α-reductase inhibitor (5AR-I) therapy in men have contributed to a misconception that circulating DHT levels are an important stimulus for androgenic action in target tissues (e.g., prostate). Yet evidence from clinical studies indicate that intracellular concentrations of androgens (particularly in androgen-sensitive tissues) are essentially independent of circulating levels...
May 2, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459089/data-on-the-uptake-and-metabolism-of-testosterone-by-the-common-mussel-mytilus-spp
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Tamar I Schwarz, Ioanna Katsiadaki, Benjamin H Maskrey, Alexander P Scott
This article provides data in support of the research article entitled "Rapid uptake, biotransformation, esterification and lack of depuration of testosterone and its metabolites by the common mussel, Mytilus spp." (T.I. Schwarz, I. Katsiadaki, B.H. Maskrey, A.P. Scott, 2017) [1]. The uptake of tritiated testosterone (T) from water by mussels is presented. The two main radioactive peaks formed from T and present in the fatty acid ester fraction of mussel tissues were shown to have the same elution positions on a thin layer chromatography plate as 17β-hydroxy-5α-androstan-3-one (DHT) and 5α-androstan-3β,17β-diol (3β,17β-A5α)...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457648/circulating-testosterone-and-its-feather-gene-expression-of-receptors-and-metabolic-enzymes-in-relation-to-melanin-based-coloration-in-the-barn-owl
#7
Paul Béziers, Anne-Lyse Ducrest, Céline Simon, Alexandre Roulin
Knowledge of how and why secondary sexual characters are associated with sex hormones is important to understand their signalling function. Such a link can occur if testosterone participates in the elaboration of sex-traits, if the display of an ornament triggers behavioural response in conspecifics that induce a rise in testosterone or if genes implicated in the elaboration of a sex-trait pleiotropically regulate testosterone physiology. To evaluate the origin of the covariation between melanism and testosterone we measured this hormone and the expression of enzymes involved in its metabolism in feathers of barn owl (Tyto alba) nestlings at the time of melanogenesis and in adults outside the period of melanogenesis...
April 27, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437178/a-novel-injectable-recombinant-collagen-i-peptide-based-macroporous-microcarrier-allows-superior-expansion-of-c2c12-and-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-supports-deposition-of-mineralized-matrix
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Davide Confalonieri, Margherita La Marca, Elisabeth Marianna Wilhelmina Maria van Dongen, Heike Walles, Franziska Ehlicke
The development of scaffold formulations based on extracellular matrix-inspired synthetic materials constitutes an important resource for the advance of cell-based therapies in bone tissue engineering approaches, where both cell and scaffold implantation are often needed. Culturing cells on porous microcarriers (MCs) allows cell expansion in a three-dimensional microenvironment and constitutes a possible solution for minimally invasive cell and scaffold simultaneous delivery, but the reduced pore dimension and pore interconnection diameter of several commercially available microcarriers limits de facto cell ingrowth, and ultimately their suitability for in vivo cell delivery...
March 3, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412653/the-relationship-between-dioxins-exposure-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-with-steroid-hormone-and-age-in-vietnamese-men
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Xian Liang Sun, Teruhiko Kido, Seijiro Honma, Eitetsu Koh, Rie Okamoto, Ho Dung Manh, Shoko Maruzeni, Muneko Nishijo, Hideaki Nakagawa, Takeshi Nakano, Takumi Takasuga, Dang Duc Nhu, Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Le Ke Son
Although Vietnam's massive herbicide exposure in 1960s and 1970s was clearly injurious to health, not all causal relationships have been clarified. We therefore explored associations among dioxins, steroid hormones, age and prostate cancer risk in men. We compared serum levels of dioxin, steroid hormones and prostate specific antigen (PSA) in men aged 56-81years from herbicide-exposed hotspots (n=50) with those from non-sprayed regions (n=48). Mean serum levels of dioxin congeners in the hotspot group were 1...
October 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410384/relay-discovery-and-selection-for-large-scale-p2p-streaming
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Chengwei Zhang, Angela Yunxian Wang, Xiaojun Hei
In peer-to-peer networks, application relays have been commonly used to provide various networking services. The service performance often improves significantly if a relay is selected appropriately based on its network location. In this paper, we studied the location-aware relay discovery and selection problem for large-scale P2P streaming networks. In these large-scale and dynamic overlays, it incurs significant communication and computation cost to discover a sufficiently large relay candidate set and further to select one relay with good performance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404691/exemestane-and-its-active-metabolite-17-hydroexemestane-induce-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-ugt-2b17-expression-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Apichaya Chanawong, Peter Ian Mackenzie, Ross A McKinnon, Dong Gui Hu, Robyn Meech
Exemestane (EXE) is an aromatase inhibitor indicated for endocrine therapy of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The primary active metabolite of EXE, 17-hydroexemestane (17-HE), is inactivated via glucuronidation, mainly by UGT2B17. UGT2B17 also has a primary role in inactivation of endogenous androgens testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and may play an important role in regulation of breast and prostate tumour intracrinology. We recently reported that UGT2B17 could be induced by both estrogenic and androgenic ligands in breast cancer cells via binding of the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) or the androgen receptor (AR) to a complex regulatory unit in the proximal UGT2B17 promoter...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386189/the-effect-of-leonuri-herba-alkaloids-on-senile-bph-male-and-female-hormone-induced-model-rats
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Mingsan Miao, Tan Wang, Jing Liu, Yan Li, Zhenna Fu, Shuo Tian
Objective: To investigate the pharmacological effects of Leonuri Herba alkaloids (LHA) on prostate hyperplasia in older rats and the effect mechanism. Methods: Remove bilateral testes from BPH model rats, and conduct subcutaneous injection of testosterone and estradiol. At the same time, feed corresponding drugs to the rats by gastric perfusion for 30d. In the first 27d, conduct bladder fistula surgery. Three days after feeding, carry out the detection of the urine flow dynamics. Eyeball blood taking, determination of serum E2 levels, and quickly remove the prostate, thymus gland, spleen, kidney, lung, and bladder...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380519/evidence-that-gene-expression-of-ovarian-follicular-tight-junction-proteins-is-regulated-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-in-cattle
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L Zhang, L F Schütz, C L Robinson, M L Totty, L J Spicer
Tight junctions (TJ) are common paracellular sealing structures that control the transport of water, ions, and macromolecules across cell layers. Because the role of TJ in bovine follicular development is unknown, we investigated the developmental and hormonal regulation of the transmembrane TJ protein, occludin (OCLN), and the cytoplasmic TJ proteins, TJ protein 1 (TJP1) and cingulin (CGN) in bovine granulosa cells (GC) and theca cells (TC). For this purpose, bovine GC and TC were isolated from large (>8 mm) and/or small (1 to 5 mm) follicles and either extracted for real-time PCR (qPCR) or cultured in vitro...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377404/effect-of-androgen-on-kiss1-expression-and-luteinizing-hormone-release-in-female-rats
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Kinuyo Iwata, Yuyu Kunimura, Keisuke Matsumoto, Hitoshi Ozawa
Hyperandrogenic women have various grades of ovulatory dysfunction, which lead to infertility. The purpose of this study was to determine whether chronic exposure to androgen affects expression of kisspeptin (ovulation and follicle development regulator) or release of luteinizing hormone (LH) in female rats. Weaned females were subcutaneously implanted with 90-day continuous-release pellets of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and studied after 10 weeks of age. Number of Kiss1-expressing cells in both the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) and arcuate nucleus (ARC) was significantly decreased in ovary-intact DHT rats...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373106/umbilical-cord-blood-androgen-levels-in-girls-and-boys-assessed-by-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Anna-Carin Lundell, Henrik Ryberg, Liesbeth Vandenput, Anna Rudin, Claes Ohlsson, Åsa Tivesten
Androgen exposure of the fetus during gestation plays an important role in human physiology and pathophysiology, but assessment of androgens, in particular dihydrotestosterone (DHT), in human umbilical cord blood is technically challenging. The aim of this study was to assess umbilical cord androgen levels, including DHT, at birth by a highly sensitive assay, and study their association with sex of the infant, sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels, and gestational age at delivery. Swedish infants (27 girls, 26 boys) were recruited at maternity care clinics in Southern Sweden...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370068/dose-response-effects-of-sex-hormone-concentrations-on-body-composition-and-adipokines-in-medically-castrated-healthy-men-administered-graded-doses-of-testosterone-gel
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Arthi Thirumalai, Katya B Rubinow, Lori A Cooper, John K Amory, Brett T Marck, Alvin M Matsumoto, Stephanie T Page
OBJECTIVE: Serum sex steroid concentrations may alter body composition and glucose homeostasis in men in a dose-response manner. We evaluated these endpoints in healthy men rendered medically castrate through use of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (acyline) with incremental doses of exogenous testosterone (T) gel. DESIGN: Subjects (n=6-9 per group) were randomly assigned to injections of acyline every 2 weeks plus transdermal T gel (1.25 g, 2.5 g, 5...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356400/phospho-erk-and-sex-steroids-in-the-mpoa-involvement-in-male-mouse-sexual-behavior
#17
Arnaud Jean, Anne-Charlotte Trouillet, Njiva Andry Andrianarivelo, Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja, Helene Hardin-Pouzet
This paper aimed to investigate the mechanisms triggering ERK phosphorylation and its functional role in male sexual behaviour. ERK1/2 phosphorylated form was detected in the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus (mPOA) during the sexual stimulation of naive and sexually experienced males who were sacrificed 5 minutes after the first intromission. This mating-induced ERK phosphorylation was increased in sexually experienced males compared to naive mice. The functional role of the ERK1/2 pathway activation during sexual behaviour was explored with the administration of a MEK inhibitor, SL-327 (30 mg/kg, i...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344042/exercise-differentially-affects-metabolic-functions-and-white-adipose-tissue-in-female-letrozole-and-dihydrotestosterone-induced-mouse-models-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Rodrigo R Marcondes, Manuel Maliqueo, Romina Fornes, Anna Benrick, Min Hu, Niklas Ivarsson, Mattias Carlström, Samuel W Cushman, Karin G Stenkula, Gustavo A R Maciel, Elisabet Stener-Victorin
Here we hypothesized that exercise in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or letrozole (LET)-induced polycystic ovary syndrome mouse models improves impaired insulin and glucose metabolism, adipose tissue morphology, and expression of genes related to adipogenesis, lipid metabolism, Notch pathway and browning in inguinal and mesenteric fat. DHT-exposed mice had increased body weight, increased number of large mesenteric adipocytes. LET-exposed mice displayed increased body weight and fat mass, decreased insulin sensitivity, increased frequency of small adipocytes and increased expression of genes related to lipolysis in mesenteric fat...
March 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334510/pharmacokinetics-of-testosterone-cream-applied-to-scrotal-skin
#19
R Iyer, S F Mok, S Savkovic, L Turner, G Fraser, R Desai, V Jayadev, A J Conway, D J Handelsman
Scrotal skin is thin and has high steroid permeability, but the pharmacokinetics of testosterone via the scrotal skin route has not been studied in detail. The aim of this study was to define the pharmacokinetics of testosterone delivered via the scrotal skin route. The study was a single-center, three-phase cross-over pharmacokinetic study of three single doses (12.5, 25, 50 mg) of testosterone cream administered in random sequence on different days with at least 2 days between doses to healthy eugonadal volunteers with endogenous testosterone suppressed by administration of nandrolone decanoate...
March 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324051/androgen-stimulates-growth-of-mouse-preantral-follicles-in-vitro-interaction-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-and-with-growth-factors-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-superfamily
#20
Mhairi Laird, Kacie Thomson, Mark Fenwick, Jocelyn Mora, Stephen Franks, Kate Hardy
Androgens are essential for the normal function of mature antral follicles but also have a role in the early stages of follicle development. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of anovulatory infertility, is characterized by androgen excess and aberrant follicle development that includes accelerated early follicle growth. We have examined the effects of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on development of isolated mouse preantral follicles in culture with the specific aim of investigating interaction with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), the steroidogenic pathway, and growth factors of the TGFβ superfamily that are known to have a role in early follicle development...
April 1, 2017: Endocrinology
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