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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353145/extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-emf-generates-alterations-in-the-synthesis-and-secretion-of-oestradiol-17%C3%AE-e2-in-uterine-tissues-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
#1
Anna Koziorowska, Ewa Monika Waszkiewicz, Maria Romerowicz-Misielak, Kamila Zglejc-Waszak, Anita Franczak
An electromagnetic field (EMF) of extremely low frequency may affect physiological processes in mammals. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of an EMF on the synthesis and secretion of oestradiol-17β (E2) in the porcine uterus. Endometrial and myometrial slices were harvested on days 12-13 of the oestrous cycle and exposed in vitro to an EMF (50 and 120 Hz, 8 mT) for 2 and 4 h in the presence or absence of progesterone (P4). Subsequently, the incubation media were used to determine the concentration of E2 with RIA...
January 9, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345030/reproductive-status-dependent-kisspeptin-and-rfamide-related-peptide-rfrp-gene-expression-in-female-damaraland-mole-rats
#2
Cornelia Voigt, Nigel C Bennett
Damaraland mole rats (Fukomys damarensis) are cooperatively breeding, subterranean mammals, which exhibit high reproductive skew. Reproduction is monopolized by the dominant female of the group while subordinates are physiologically suppressed to the extent that they are anovulatory. It is thought that in these latter animals normal GnRH secretion from the hypothalamus is disrupted. The RFamide peptides kisspeptin (Kiss1) and RFamid-related peptide-3 (RFRP-3) are considered potent regulators of gonadotropin release...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344080/effects-of-huang-bai-phellodendri-cortex-on-bone-growth-and-pubertal-development-in-adolescent-female-rats
#3
Sun Haeng Lee, Hyun Jeong Lee, Sung Hyun Lee, Young-Sik Kim, Donghun Lee, Jiu Chun, Jin Yong Lee, Hocheol Kim, Gyu Tae Chang
Background: To evaluate the effects of Huang Bai (Phellodendron amurense) on growth and maturation in adolescent female rats. Methods: Female Sprague-Dawley rats (28 days old; n = 72) were divided into six daily treatment groups: control (distilled water), Huang Bai (100 and 300 mg/kg), recombinant human GH (rhGH; 20 μg/kg), estradiol (1 μg/kg), and triptorelin (100 μg). Body weight, food intake, and vaginal opening were measured daily from postnatal day (PND) 28 to PND 43...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332622/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-strategies-to-support-caprine-preantral-follicle-development-after-ovarian-tissue-vitrification
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N J Donfack, K A Alves, B G Alves, R M P Rocha, J B Bruno, L F Lima, C H Lobo, R R Santos, S F S Domingues, M Bertolini, J Smitz, A P R Rodrigues
The aim of the present study was to compare fresh and vitrified goat ovarian tissue after autotransplantation and in vitro culture. Adult goats were completely ovariectomised and each ovarian pair was sliced and distributed among six different treatment groups: fresh control, fresh transplant, fresh culture, vitrified control, vitrified transplant and vitrified culture. Follicular morphology, development, growth, density, revascularisation and hormone production were evaluated in all groups. Three antral follicles (two in the fresh transplant and one in the vitrified transplant groups) were observed on the surface of the graft 90 days after transplantation...
January 15, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330967/the-impact-of-bisphenol-s-on-bovine-granulosa-and-theca-cells
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K A Campen, M Lavallee, Cmh Combelles
Bisphenol S (BPS) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical with multiple potential mechanisms of action, including as an oestrogen receptor agonist. BPS is increasingly used in plastics and thermal receipts as a substitute for bisphenol A, which has been phased out due to concerns about human health implications. The ability of BPS to alter female reproductive function in mammals has not been widely studied, despite the importance of normal hormone signalling for female reproduction. The aim of this study was to investigate how BPS (in a wide range of doses, including very low doses) affects granulosa cell and theca cell steroid hormone production and cell viability in the bovine...
January 12, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324286/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-circulating-testosterone-oestradiol-and-progesterone-levels-across-the-menstrual-cycle
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Gareth Richards, Magdalena Klimek, Grazyna Jasienska, Urszula M Marcinkowska
BACKGROUND: Digit ratio (2D:4D) is used by researchers as an indicator of prenatal sex hormone exposure. Two previous studies have examined associations between 2D:4D and circulating sex steroid concentrations across the menstrual cycle in adult females. One reported that digit ratio correlated positively with oestradiol levels, whereas the other found no such effect; neither observed significant associations with progesterone. AIMS: To examine associations between 2D:4D, as well as asymmetry (i...
January 8, 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301092/metabolomic-profiling-of-bovine-oviductal-fluid-across-the-oestrous-cycle-using-proton-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#7
Julie Lamy, Julie Gatien, Florine Dubuisson, Lydie Nadal-Desbarats, Pascal Salvetti, Pascal Mermillod, Marie Saint-Dizier
In the present study we tested whether regulation of the metabolome in bovine oviductal fluid depended on the stage of the oestrous cycle, the side relative to ovulation and local concentrations of steroid hormones. Luminal fluid samples from both oviducts were collected in the preovulatory, postovulatory, mid- and late luteal phases, from cyclic cows at a local abattoir (18-27 cows per stage and side). The metabolomes were assessed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-NMR). In all, 39 metabolites were identified, among which the amino acid glycine and the energy substrates lactate and myoinositol were the most abundant at all stages...
January 5, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273543/acute-effects-of-lead-on-porcine-neonatal-sertoli-cells-in-vitro
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Francesca Mancuso, Iva Arato, Cinzia Lilli, Catia Bellucci, Maria Bodo, Mario Calvitti, Maria Chiara Aglietti, Marco dell'Omo, Claudio Nastruzzi, Riccardo Calafiore, Giovanni Luca, Lorella Marinucci
Environmental pollution is one of the main factors responsible for reducing fertility in males. Lead is one of the major heavy metal contaminants that impairs several organs; it preferentially accumulates in male reproductive organs and alters sperm quality both in vivo and in vitro. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Sertoli cells (SCs) provide structural and physiological support to spermatogenic cells within seminiferous tubules. Therefore, changes in SCs affect the developing germ cells and alter spermatogenesis...
December 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259465/is-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-supplementation-beneficial-for-frozen-and-thawed-embryo-transfer-in-estrogen-progesterone-replacement-cycles-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Masahide Shiotani, Yukiko Matsumoto, Eri Okamoto, Satoshi Yamada, Yuri Mizusawa, Kohyu Furuhashi, Hiromi Ogata, Seiji Ogata, Shoji Kokeguchi
Aim: Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used frequently for luteal support in fresh in vitro fertilization cycles as it induces progesterone secretion from the ovaries after oocyte retrieval and modulates the endometrium for implantation in fresh cycles. In contrast, hCG is not usually used for the transfer of cryopreserved-thawed embryos in estrogen/progesterone replacement cycles because ovulation is suppressed. However, several studies have shown that luteinizing hormone and hCG receptors are present in the human endometrium and that hCG can directly induce the decidualization of endometrial stromal cells in vitro...
April 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246176/evaluation-of-three-dimensional-sonoavc-ultrasound-for-antral-follicle-count-in-infertile-women-its-agreement-with-conventional-two-dimensional-ultrasound-and-serum-levels-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone
#10
P A Peres Fagundes, R Chapon, P R Olsen, A K Schuster, M M C Mattia, J S Cunha-Filho
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported a correlation between antral follicle count by conventional 2D transvaginal sonography and serum anti-Müllerian hormone levels. However, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of 3D SonoAVC transvaginal ultrasound technology, particularly in infertile women. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the usefulness of three-dimensional (3D) SonoAVC transvaginal ultrasound technology for antral follicle count and its correlation to conventional two-dimensional (2D) transvaginal ultrasound and serum levels of anti-Müllerian hormone in infertile women...
December 16, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243340/testicular-sperm-extraction-after-laparoscopic-orchiectomy-for-bilateral-postpubertal-intra-abdominal-cryptorchidism-what-chance-of-sperm-retrieval
#11
G Cito, P A Della Camera, S Degli Innocenti, M E Coccia, G Nesi, A Cocci, S Morselli, A Minervini, M Carini, M Serni, M Gacci, A Natali
Infertility occurs in up to 54% of men with bilateral undescended testes. Orchiectomy is considered the best therapeutic approach, especially when cryptorchidism is diagnosed in adulthood, due to a high risk of malignancy. A 33-year-old man was referred with a clinical presentation of empty scrotum and an ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of intra-abdominal bilateral cryptorchidism. Follicle-stimulating hormone was 23.20 IU/L, luteinising hormone was 14.10 IU/L, total testosterone was 12...
December 15, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235567/alcohol-and-oestrogen-metabolites-in-postmenopausal-women-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
#12
Mary C Playdon, Sally B Coburn, Steven C Moore, Louise A Brinton, Nicolas Wentzensen, Garnet Anderson, Robert Wallace, Roni T Falk, Ruth Pfeiffer, Xia Xu, Britton Trabert
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of several cancers. Potential mechanisms include altered oestrogen metabolism. Parent oestrogens metabolise into alternate pathways of oestrogen metabolites that may have variable effects on cancer pathogenesis. We examined associations of alcohol consumption with circulating oestrogen/oestrogen metabolites in postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)-Observational Study (OS). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of prediagnosis ovarian/endometrial cancer case-control data within WHI-OS (N=1864)...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235391/association-between-vitamin-d-oestradiol-and-interferon-gamma-in-female-patients-with-inactive-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cross-sectional-study
#13
Visnja Kokic, Dusanka Martinovic Kaliterna, Mislav Radic, Leida Tandara, Dijana Perkovic
Objectives To investigate possible associations between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3), oestradiol (E2) and IFN-gamma (IFNγ) in female patients with inactive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Female patients with inactive SLE and age-matched healthy controls were recruited into this cross-sectional study. Serum concentrations of 25(OH)D3, E2 and IFNγ were measured by radioimmunoassay with gamma-counters and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results 36 patients and 37 controls were enrolled. In patients with SLE, the concentration of 25(OH)D3 was lower and E2 was higher compared with controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234591/reproductive-hormone-analyses-and-effects-of-adjuvant-zoledronic-acid-in-early-breast-cancer-an-azure-big-01-04-sub-study
#14
Caroline Wilson, Samantha Hinsley, Helen Marshall, David Cameron, Richard Bell, David Dodwell, Robert E Coleman
Purpose: Adjuvant bisphosphonates have been shown to improve disease outcomes in early breast cancer in women who are postmenopausal at the start of treatment. We explored the influence of pretreatment serum levels of reproductive hormones in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis from a subset of patients included in the AZURE trial to investigate their impact on disease recurrence and whether reproductive hormone measurements are of value in selecting patients for treatment with adjuvant zoledronic acid...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232966/sex-differences-in-the-relationship-between-prolactin-levels-and-impaired-processing-speed-in-early-psychosis
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Itziar Montalvo, Roser Nadal, Antonio Armario, Alfonso Gutiérrez-Zotes, Marta Creus, Ángel Cabezas, Montse Solé, Maria José Algora, Vanessa Sánchez-Gistau, Elisabet Vilella, Javier Labad
INTRODUCTION: Hyperprolactinaemia is commonly observed in people with psychotic disorders due to D2 receptor blockade by antipsychotic drugs, although it may also exist in drug-naïve patients with first-episode psychosis. Recent studies suggest that hyperprolactinaemia may have a negative impact on cognitive function in people with early psychosis. We aimed to explore whether there are sex differences in the association between prolactin levels and cognitive performance in early psychosis patients...
December 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232631/ambiguous-genitalia-a-social-dilemma-in-bangladesh-a-case-report
#16
Mohiuddin Ahsanul Kabir Chowdhury, Rashidul Anwar, Arnab Saha
INTRODUCTION: Ambiguous Genitalia is a form of birth defect in which sex of the newborn cannot be readily distinguishable because of atypical appearance of the external genitalia. CASE REPORT-CLINICAL FINDINGS: The patient, an 8 months old baby, was identified as a female baby since birth; but, some senior members of their neighborhood raised confusion regarding sex differentiation of the child. On examination, there was enlarged clitoris or micropenis, bifid scrotum or labioscrotal fold, and separate presence of urethral and vaginal orifices...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230619/neuroanatomical-and-molecular-correlates-of-cognitive-and-behavioural-outcomes-in-hypogonadal-males
#17
O B Akinola, M O Gabriel
Robust epidemiological, clinical and laboratory evidence supports emerging roles for the sex steroids in such domains as neurodevelopment, behaviour, learning and cognition. Regions of the mammalian brain that are involved in cognitive development and memory do not only express the classical nuclear androgen receptor, but also the non-genomic membrane receptor, which is a G protein-coupled receptor that mediates some rapid effects of the androgens on neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Under physiological conditions, hippocampal neurons do express the enzyme aromatase, and therefore actively aromatize testosterone to oestradiol...
December 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229929/oestrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-binds-the-foxp3-promoter-and-modulates-regulatory-t-cell-function-in-human-cervical-cancer
#18
Sreenivas Adurthi, Mahesh M Kumar, H S Vinodkumar, Geetashree Mukherjee, H Krishnamurthy, K Kshitish Acharya, U D Bafna, Devi K Uma, B Abhishekh, Sudhir Krishna, A Parchure, Murali Alka, R S Jayshree
Oestrogen controls Foxp3 expression in regulatory T cells (Treg cells) via a mechanism thought to involve oestrogen receptor alpha (ERα), but the molecular basis and functional impact of ERα signalling in Treg cells remain unclear. We report that ERα ligand oestradiol (E2) is significantly increased in human cervical cancer (CxCa) tissues and tumour-infiltrating Treg cells (CD4+CD25hiCD127low), whereas blocking ERα with the antagonist ICI 182,780 abolishes FOXP3 expression and impairs the function of CxCa infiltrating Treg cells...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205848/the-efficacy-biodistribution-and-safety-of-an-inhibin-dna-vaccine-delivered-by-attenuated-salmonella-choleraesuis
#19
Wei-Zhen Chen, Ying-Mei Li, Xue Yu, Yue Li, Wen-Ke Li, Qing-Ling Wang, Ai-Xin Liang, Xiang Li, Li-Guo Yang, Li Han
DNA vaccines, the third-generation vaccines, were extensively studied. The attenuated Salmonella choleraesuis (S. choleraesuis) was widely focused as a carrier to deliver DNA vaccines in the chromosome-plasmid balanced-lethal system. The efficacy of inhibin DNA vaccine delivered by attenuated S. choleraesuis was proved in mice and cows in our previous studies. In this study, the efficacy of inhibin DNA vaccine was confirmed in rhesus monkeys. To further study the biodistribution and safety, the mice were immunized under laboratory conditions...
December 4, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203384/do-endometriomas-grow-during-ovarian-stimulation-for-assisted-reproduction-a-three-dimensional-volume-analysis-before-and-after-ovarian-stimulation
#20
Ayse Seyhan, Bulent Urman, Engin Turkgeldi, Baris Ata
Whether endometriomas grow because of supraphysiological oestradiol levels attained during ovarian stimulation for assisted reproduction techniques is a concern. In this prospective study, 25 women with 28 endometriomas underwent three-dimensional ultrasound using sono-automated volume calculation software. Endometrioma volume was measured on the first day of gonadotrophin injection (V1) and the day of ovulation trigger (V2). Nine (36%) women were stimulated in a gonadotrophin releasing hormone antagonist protocol (GnRH), 13 (52%) in a long, and three (12%) in an ultra-long GnRH agonist protocol...
November 17, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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