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Iryna Liauchonak, Fady Dawoud, Yatin Riat, Bessi Qorri, Manpreet Sambi, Justin Jain, Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina, Nicole Mendonza, Komal Bajwa, Myron R Szewczuk
Insulin signaling, as mediated through the insulin receptor (IR), plays a critical role in metabolism. Aberrations in this signaling cascade lead to several pathologies, the majority of which are classified under the umbrella term "metabolic syndrome". Although many of these pathologies are associated with insulin resistance, the exact mechanisms are not well understood. One area of current interest is the possibility of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) influencing or regulating IR signaling. This concept is particularly significant, because GPCRs have been shown to participate in cross-talk with the IR...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Lisa M Shandley, Amy Fothergill, Jessica B Spencer, Ann C Mertens, Hanh N Cottrell, Penelope P Howards
OBJECTIVE: To compare markers of fertility and ovarian reserve between cancer survivors and cancer-free women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Furthering Understanding of Cancer, Health, and Survivorship in Adult (FUCHSIA) Women's Study-a population-based cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Female cancer survivors (n = 1,090) aged 22-45 years, diagnosed between ages 20 and 35 years, and at least 2 years after diagnosis; 369 participated in a clinic visit...
February 7, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Naina Mohamed Pakkir Maideen, Abdurazak Jumale, Rajkapoor Balasubramaniam
Metformin is a most widely used medication all around the world to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is also found to be effective against various conditions including, Prediabetes, Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Obesity, Cancer, etc. It is a cationic drug and it depends Organic Cation Transporters (OCTs) and Multidrug and Toxin Extruders (MATEs) mostly for its pharmacokinetics movement. The probability of drug interaction increases with the number of concomitant medications...
December 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Nicholas J Niemuth, Rebecca D Klaper
The presence of intersex fish in watersheds around the world is a warning of the presence of anthropogenic endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) being deposited into the aquatic environment. The anti-diabetic drug metformin is among the most prevalent and ubiquitous of the myriad pharmaceuticals found in wastewater effluent and watersheds worldwide. In addition to its prescription for type-2 diabetes, metformin is indicated as a treatment in cancers and the endocrine disorder polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)...
December 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
Qiong Gan, Suzanne Crumley, Russell R Broaddus
Endometrial endometrioid carcinoma is related to estrogen excess and expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors. Epidemiological evidence suggests that exposure to elevated androgens, as in polycystic ovarian syndrome, increases the risk of endometrial cancer. Factors impacting androgen receptor (AR) expression are not well studied. Mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency due to MLH1 gene methylation is one of the most common molecular alterations in endometrial cancer, occurring in 15% to 20% of cases. MLH1 methylation can be associated with decreased expression of other genes, so we examined the effect of MMR status on AR expression...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Silvana Rocio Ferreira, Alicia Beatriz Motta
BACKGROUND: The endometrium is one of the most important female reproductive organs. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive and endocrine pathology that affect women of reproductive age. PCOS negatively affects the endometrium, leading to implantation failure and proliferative aberrations. METHODS: We conducted a search at the database using the following key words: endometrial steroid receptors, endometrium, uterine function, endometrium and PCOS, implantation window, implantation and PCOS, implantation markers, inflammation, oxidative stress...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Jingmei Li, Mikael Eriksson, Wei He, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
Large childhood body size has been consistently shown to be associated with decreased breast cancer risk. However, it is important to consider the effects of a large childhood body size on other adult diseases. It is not clear if the associations between childhood body size and adult diseases will persist if they later attain healthy weight. The associations between body size at age 7 and 17 adverse outcomes in adulthood were examined using Cox models in a Swedish study of 65,057 women. Large body size at age 7, when compared to small body size, was associated with decreased risk for breast cancer (HR [95% CI]: 0...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
Holly R Harris, Ana Babic, Penelope M Webb, Christina M Nagle, Susan J Jordan, Harvey A Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Marc T Goodman, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Kirsten B Moysich, Susanne K Kjær, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Joellen M Schildkraut, Andrew Berchuck, Daniel W Cramer, Elisa V Bandera, Nicolas Wentzensen, Joanne Kotsopoulos, Steven A Narod, Catherine M Phelan, John R McLaughlin, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, Celeste L Pearce, Anna H Wu, Kathryn L Terry
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and one of its distinguishing characteristics, oligomenorrhea, have both been associated with ovarian cancer risk in some but not all studies. However, these associations have been rarely examined by ovarian cancer histotypes, which may explain the lack of clear associations reported in previous studies. Methods: We analyzed data from 14 case-control studies including 16,594 women with invasive ovarian cancer ( n = 13,719) or borderline ovarian disease ( n = 2,875) and 17,718 controls...
February 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Huiyu Xu, Yong Han, Jiaying Lou, Hongxian Zhang, Yue Zhao, Balázs Győrffy, Rong Li
To explore the key genes associated with both PCOS and breast cancer, we overlapped the synchronously differently expressed genes in two obese insulin-resistant GEO datasets in muscle tissue and genes exert essential roles in breast cancer prognosis together base on the following reasons: (1) Androgens excess is believed to contribute to the onset of both PCOS and breast cancer. (2) PCOS is usually complicated with metabolic symptoms, such as obesity and insulin-resistance. (3) Muscle is the main place where energy metabolism and material metabolism take place...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Ioannis Simitsidellis, Philippa T K Saunders, Douglas A Gibson
Androgens are synthesised in both the ovary and adrenals in women and play an important role in the regulation of female fertility, as well as in the aetiology of disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and endometrial cancer. The endometrium is an androgen target tissue and the impact of AR-mediated effects has been studied using human endometrial tissue samples and rodent models. In this review we highlight recent evidence that endometrial androgen biosynthesis and intracrine action is important in preparation of a tissue microenvironment that can support implantation and establishment of pregnancy...
September 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Francisca Plaza-Parrochia, Carmen Romero, Luis Valladares, Margarita Vega
Normal endometrial function requires of cell proliferation and differentiation; therefore, disturbances in these processes could lead to pathological entities such as hyperplasia and endometrial adenocarcinoma, where cell proliferation is increased. The development of these pathologies is highly related to alterations in the levels and/or action of sexual steroids. In the present review, it has been analyzed how steroids, particularly estrogens, androgens and progestagens are involved in the etiopathogenesis of hyperplasia and endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma...
October 2017: Steroids
Mohammad Ali Khalili, Abbas Shahedi, Sareh Ashourzadeh, Stefania Annarita Nottola, Guido Macchiarelli, Maria Grazia Palmerini
The use of immature oocytes subjected to in vitro maturation (IVM) opens interesting perspectives for fertility preservation where ovarian reserves are damaged by pathologies or therapies, as in PCO/PCOS and cancer patients. Human oocyte cryopreservation may offer some advantages compared to embryo freezing, such as fertility preservation in women at risk of losing fertility due to oncological treatment or chronic disease, egg donation and postponing childbirth. It also eliminates religious and/or other ethical, legal, and moral concerns of embryo freezing...
November 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Aleksandra Kruszyńska, Jadwiga Słowińska-Srzednicka
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in women is secreted by granulosa cells in late preantral and small antral follicles. AMH seems to be a very stable marker having some advantages over other biochemical and biophysical markers and is very useful in the assessment of ovarian reserve. AMH measurement may be used in cases of premature ovarian failure, including iatrogenic, due to treatment for cancer, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and lastly, in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It is also a very specific marker of ovarian tumors - folliculomas...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
R Cannarella, R A Condorelli, L M Mongioì, S La Vignera, A E Calogero
The occurrence of a genetic background in the etiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) represents the rational basis to postulate the existence of a male PCOS equivalent. Hormonal and metabolic abnormalities have been described in male relatives of women with PCOS. These males also have a higher prevalence of early onset (<35 years) androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Hence, this feature has been proposed as a clinical sign of the male PCOS equivalent. Clinical evidence has shown that men with early onset AGA have hormonal and metabolic abnormalities...
January 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Conisha Holloman, S J Carlan, Lohini Sundharkrishnan, Angela Guzman, Mario Madruga
BACKGROUND: The incidence of invasive cancer within a mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas varies between 6 and 36%. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism and anovulatory infertility. One surgical treatment that can restore endocrine balance and ovulation in polycystic ovarian syndrome is partial ovarian destruction. Successful pregnancies following preconception pancreaticoduodenectomies (Whipple procedures) and chemoradiation to treat pancreatic neoplasms have been reported rarely but none were diagnosed with pre-cancer polycystic ovarian syndrome-associated infertility...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Tristan Zver, Elodie Mouloungui, Aurélie Berdin, Christophe Roux, Clotilde Amiot
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is a technique for fertility preservation addressed to prepubertal girls or to patients for whom no ovarian stimulation is possible before initiation of gonadotoxic treatments. Autotransplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian tissue is the only available option for reuse but presents some limitations: ischemic tissue damages post-transplant and reintroduction of malignant cells in cases of cancer. It is therefore essential to qualify ovarian tissue before autograft on a functional and oncological point of view...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
Vitaly A Kushnir, David B Seifer, David H Barad, Aritro Sen, Norbert Gleicher
Members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily are key regulators of various physiological processes. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) which is also commonly known as Müllerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) is a member of the TGF-beta superfamily and an important regulator of reproductive organ differentiation and ovarian follicular development. While AMH has been used for diagnostic purposes as a biomarker for over 15 years, new potential therapeutic applications of recombinant human AMH analogues are now emerging as pharmacologic agents in reproductive medicine...
September 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Huiyu Xu, Yong Han, Jiaying Lou, Hongxian Zhang, Yue Zhao, Balázs Győrffy, Rong Li
To explore the key genes associated with both PCOS and breast cancer, we overlapped the synchronously differently expressed genes in two obese insulin-resistant GEO datasets in muscle tissue and genes exert essential roles in breast cancer prognosis together base on the following reasons: (1) Androgens excess is believed to contribute to the onset of both PCOS and breast cancer. (2) PCOS is usually complicated with metabolic symptoms, such as obesity and insulin-resistance. (3) Muscle is the main place where energy metabolism and material metabolism take place...
May 13, 2017: Oncotarget
Christiane Rennert, Franziska Eplinius, Ute Hofmann, Janina Johänning, Franziska Rolfs, Wolfgang Schmidt-Heck, Reinhardt Guthke, Rolf Gebhardt, Albert M Ricken, Madlen Matz-Soja
The Hedgehog signaling pathway is known to be involved in embryogenesis, tissue remodeling, and carcinogenesis. Because of its involvement in carcinogenesis, it seems an interesting target for cancer therapy. Indeed, Sonidegib, an approved inhibitor of the Hedgehog receptor Smoothened (Smo), is highly active against diverse carcinomas, but its use is also reported to be associated with several systemic side effects. Our former work in adult mice demonstrated hepatic Hedgehog signaling to play a key role in the insulin-like growth factor axis and lipid metabolism...
May 30, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
W Y Tian, Y M Wang, Y F Zhang, F X Xue
Visfatin is a cytokine secreted by visceral adipose tissue, which plays an important role in obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Additionally, visfatin is also involved in the metabolic syndrome-associated malignancies such as breast, colon, gastric and endometrial cancers. Visfatin inhibitor might be a potential antitumor therapeutic strategy for inhibiting the growth of many cancers.
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
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