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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643088/potential-therapeutic-applications-of-human-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-analogues-in-reproductive-medicine
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REVIEW
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...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620623/resolution-of-diffuse-intrahepatic-biliary-strictures-after-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-ovarian-cancer
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Daniel Lew, Vinay Sundaram, Brad D Barrows, Simon K Lo, Srinivas Gaddam
Sclerosing cholangitis and cholestatic jaundice secondary to metastatic disease is a rare complication. We report a rare case of secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) due to lymphatic spread from ovarian cancer with complete resolution after chemotherapy. The diagnosis of SSC from metastatic ovarian cancer was clinically challenging, as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed irregular hepatic ducts consistent with sclerosing cholangitis, but it did not identify any malignant cells. The final diagnosis was made with liver biopsy revealing high-grade metastatic Mullerian carcinoma...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598554/reproductive-hormones-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-24-testicular-cancer-survivors-and-their-biological-brothers
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M Bandak, N Jørgensen, A Juul, J Lauritsen, M G G Kier, M S Mortensen, P S Oturai, J Mortensen, P Hojman, J W Helge, G Daugaard
Testicular cancer survivors have impaired gonadal function and increased risk of metabolic syndrome when compared to healthy controls. However, because of the fetal etiology of testicular cancer, familial unrelated healthy men might not be an optimal control group. The objective of this study was to clarify if testicular cancer survivors have impaired gonadal function and increased risk of metabolic syndrome when compared to their biological brothers. A cross-sectional study of testicular cancer survivors (ClinicalTrials...
June 9, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578202/management-of-atypical-polypoid-adenomyomas-a-case-series
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Grigoris F Grimbizis, Themistoklis Mikos, Dimosthenis Miliaras, George Kioussis, Theodoros D Theodoridis, Dimitrios Tsolakidis, Basil C Tarlatzis
OBJECTIVE: Atypical polypoid adenomyomas (APAs) are endometrial, non-malignant, focal, and non-invasive lesions that are intriguing for their histological resemblence to invasive endometrioid adenocarcinoma or malignant mixed Müllerian tumor. The aim of this study was to present our clinical experience, regarding the reproductive outcome, the recurrence rate, and the association with hyperplasia and cancer, in a small series of patients with APA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series of patients treated for APA in a single private hospital setting from 1998 to 2016...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531111/target-therapies-for-uterine-carcinosarcomas-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Stella Capriglione, Roberto Angioli, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Salvatore Lopez, Gaetano Valenti, Fabrizio Sapia, Giuseppe Sarpietro, Salvatore Butticè, Carmelo Tuscano, Daniele Fanale, Alessandro Tropea, Diego Rossetti
Carcinosarcomas (CS) in gynecology are very infrequent and represent only 2-5% of uterine cancers. Despite surgical cytoreduction and subsequent chemotherapy being the primary treatment for uterine CS, the overall five-year survival rate is 30 ± 9% and recurrence is extremely common (50-80%). Due to the poor prognosis of CS, new strategies have been developed in the last few decades, targeting known dysfunctional molecular pathways for immunotherapy. In this paper, we aimed to gather the available evidence on the latest therapies for the treatment of CS...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528332/the-persistent-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-syndrome-an-update-based-upon-a-personal-experience-of-157-cases
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Jean-Yves Picard, Richard L Cate, Chrystèle Racine, Nathalie Josso
Male sex differentiation is driven by 2 hormones, testosterone and anti-müllerian hormone (AMH), responsible for the regression of müllerian ducts in male fetuses. Mutations inactivating AMH or its receptor AMHRII lead to the persistent müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS) in otherwise normally virilized 46,XY males. Our objective was to review the clinical, anatomical, and molecular features of PMDS based upon a review of the literature and upon 157 personal cases. Three clinical presentations exist: bilateral cryptorchidism, unilateral cryptorchidism with contralateral hernia, and transverse testicular ectopia...
May 20, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463758/prospective-evaluation-of-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-dynamics-in-250-women-of-reproductive-age-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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A Dezellus, P Barriere, M Campone, C Lemanski, L Vanlemmens, L Mignot, T Delozier, C Levy, C Bendavid, M Debled, T Bachelot, C Jouannaud, C Loustalot, M A Mouret-Reynier, A Gallais-Umbert, D Masson, T Freour
AIM: Women of reproductive age with breast cancer generally receive gonadotoxic chemotherapy. Fertility issues are of great concern for them. However, little is known on ovarian damage during chemotherapy and its evolution during long-term follow-up. The aim of this study was to provide a detailed description of serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) evolution during chemotherapy and 24-month follow-up. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted in 250 patients, aged 18-39 years, diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
April 29, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460567/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-partially-reverse-infertility-in-chemotherapy-induced-ovarian-failure
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Sara A Mohamed, Shahinaz M Shalaby, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Soumia Brakta, William D Hill, Nahed Ismail, Ayman Al-Hendy
INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapy is the most commonly used modality to treat human cancers; however, in many cases it causes irreversible ovarian failure. In this work, we plan to evaluate the restorative function of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in a chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure mouse model. METHODS: Acclimatized 4 to 6 week-old female mice (C57BL/6) were assigned randomly to a vehicle-treated control group (group 1), chemotherapy-treated group followed by vehicle alone (group 2), or chemotherapy-treated group followed by stem cell intraovarian injection (group 3)...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441841/-an-experiment-control-study-on-the-ovarian-reserve-function-after-cisplatin-intraperitoneal-or-intravenous-chemotherapy-in-rats-model
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B Z Fan, H Xia, L Chu, X W Tong
Objective: To compare the impact on the ovarian reserve function after cisplatin intraperitoneal or intravenous chemotherapy in rats model. Methods: Thirty 8-weeks old female Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to control group (group A, n=10), intraperitoneal chemotherapy group (group B, n=10) and intravenous chemotherapy group (group C, n=10). Cisplatin was diluted by normal saline (NS) into 4 mg/ml. On the first day of chemotherapy, 0.2 ml cisplatin dilution was injected into the abdomen of rats in group B, isodose cisplatin was injected into vein and 1...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427157/the-anti-tumor-efficacy-of-3c23k-a-glyco-engineered-humanized-anti-misrii-antibody-in-an-ovarian-cancer-model-is-mainly-mediated-by-engagement-of-immune-effector-cells
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Pauline Estupina, Alexandre Fontayne, Jean-Marc Barret, Nathalie Kersual, Olivier Dubreuil, Marion Le Blay, Alexandre Pichard, Marta Jarlier, Martine Pugnière, Maëva Chauvin, Thierry Chardès, Jean-Pierre Pouget, Emmanuel Deshayes, Alexis Rossignol, Toufik Abache, Christophe de Romeuf, Aurélie Terrier, Lucie Verhaeghe, Christine Gaucher, Jean-François Prost, André Pèlegrin, Isabelle Navarro-Teulon
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death in women with gynecological cancers and despite recent advances, new and more efficient therapies are crucially needed. Müllerian Inhibiting Substance type II Receptor (MISRII, also named AMHRII) is expressed in most ovarian cancer subtypes and is a novel potential target for ovarian cancer immunotherapy. We previously developed and tested 12G4, the first murine monoclonal antibody (MAb) against human MISRII. Here, we report the humanization, affinity maturation and glyco-engineering steps of 12G4 to generate the Fc-optimized 3C23K MAb, and the evaluation of its in vivo anti-tumor activity...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402417/grandmaternal-smoke-exposure-reduces-female-fertility-in-a-murine-model-with-great-grandmaternal-smoke-exposure-unlikely-to-have-an-effect
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N J Camlin, A G Jarnicki, R L Vanders, K A Walters, P M Hansbro, E A McLaughlin, J E Holt
STUDY QUESTION: What effect does multigenerational (F2) and transgenerational (F3) cigarette smoke exposure have on female fertility in mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cigarette smoking has a multigenerational effect on female fertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It has been well established that cigarette smoking decreases female fertility. Furthermore, a growing body of evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy decreases the fertility of daughters and increases cancer and asthma incidence in grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399596/antral-follicles-count-and-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-after-gonadotoxic-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-cohort-study
#12
Ângela Marcon D'Avila, Edison Capp, Helena von Eye Corleta
Aim To assess ovarian reserve (OVR) by means of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), and antral follicle count (AFC) measurement in eumenorrheic women with breast cancer, exposed to gonadotoxic chemotherapy. Method Fifty-two women (35.3 ± 3.8 years old) with breast cancer and undergoing cyclophosphamide-containing chemotherapy were enrolled. The assessment was performed before chemotherapy (T1) and after 2 (T2) and 6 months (T3). Results Six months after chemotherapy, the prevalence of regular cycles was 60%...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382801/surgical-treatment-of-early-ovarian-cancer-with-compartmental-resection-of-regional-lymphatic-network-and-indocyanine-green-guided-targeted-compartmental-lymphadenectomy-tcl-paraaortic-part
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Rainer Kimmig, Paul Buderath, Pawel Mach, Peter Rusch, Bahriye Aktas
OBJECTIVE: Whether pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy is of therapeutic benefit in advanced ovarian cancer will remain unclear until the publication of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie lymphadenectomy in ovarian neoplasms (AGO LION) trial. In early ovarian cancer, however, lymphadenectomy seems mandatory for diagnostic and also therapeutic reasons. METHODS: Complete systematic lymphadenectomy is accompanied by morbidity which may be reduced by sentinel node biopsy already established for several solid tumors...
May 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333312/establishment-maintenance-and-functional-integrity-of-the-blood-testis-barrier-in-organotypic-cultures-of-fresh-and-frozen-thawed-prepubertal-mouse-testes
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C Rondanino, A Maouche, L Dumont, A Oblette, N Rives
STUDY QUESTION: Can the spatio-temporal formation of an intact blood-testis barrier (BTB), which is essential for the progression of spermatogenesis, be reproduced in cultures of fresh or frozen/thawed prepubertal mouse testes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Organotypic cultures allow the establishment and maintenance of major BTB components and the formation of a functional BTB in mouse testicular tissues. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vitro maturation of prepubertal testicular tissues is a promising approach to restore fertility in adult survivors of childhood cancer...
May 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276867/pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-adult-type-granulosa-cell-tumor-of-the-ovary
#15
Anniina Färkkilä, Ulla-Maija Haltia, Johanna Tapper, Melissa K McConechy, David G Huntsman, Markku Heikinheimo
Adult-type granulosa cell tumor is a clinically and molecularly unique subtype of ovarian cancer. These tumors originate from the sex cord stromal cells of the ovary and represent 3-5% of all ovarian cancers. The majority of adult-type granulosa cell tumors are diagnosed at an early stage with an indolent prognosis. Surgery is the cornerstone for the treatment of both primary and relapsed tumor, while chemotherapy is applied only for advanced or non-resectable cases. Tumor stage is the only factor consistently associated with prognosis...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270607/mtorc1-2-inhibition-preserves-ovarian-function-and-fertility-during-genotoxic-chemotherapy
#16
Kara N Goldman, Devon Chenette, Rezina Arju, Francesca E Duncan, David L Keefe, Jamie A Grifo, Robert J Schneider
The ovary contains oocytes within immature (primordial) follicles that are fixed in number at birth. Activation of follicles within this fixed pool causes an irreversible decline in reproductive capacity, known as the ovarian reserve, until menopause. Premenopausal women undergoing commonly used genotoxic (DNA-damaging) chemotherapy experience an accelerated loss of the ovarian reserve, leading to subfertility and infertility. Therefore, there is considerable interest but little effective progress in preserving ovarian function during chemotherapy...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199067/human-epididymis-protein-4-immunostaining-of-malignant-ascites-differentiates-cancer-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-origin-from-gastrointestinal-cancer
#17
Anna Stiekema, Koen K Van de Vijver, Henk Boot, Annegien Broeks, Catharina M Korse, Willemien J van Driel, Gemma G Kenter, Christianne A R Lok
BACKGROUND: An accurate diagnosis of cancer of Müllerian origin is required before the initiation of treatment. An overlap in clinical presentation and cytological, histological, or imaging studies with other nongynecological tumors does occur. Therefore, immunocytochemistry markers are used to determine tumor origin. Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) is overexpressed in tissue of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). It has shown to be a sensitive and specific serum marker for EOC and to be of value for the differentiation between EOC and ovarian metastases of gastrointestinal origin...
March 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197641/m%C3%A3-llerian-inhibiting-substance-inhibits-an-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-via-%C3%AE-catenin-interacting-protein-deregulation-of-the-wnt-signal-pathway
#18
Sang Ho Park, Youn Jee Chung, Jae Yen Song, Sang Il Kim, David Pépin, David T MacLaughlin, Patricia K Donahoe, Jang Heub Kim
Müllerian inhibiting substance/anti-Müllerian hormone (MIS/AMH) has been suggested as a biotherapeutic agent in gynecological cancers that highly express the MIS/AMH type II receptors (MISRII/AMHRII) but the anticancer mechanisms by which MIS/AMH acts are not fully understood. Our experiments show that MIS/AMH inhibits ovarian cancer by deregulating the Wnt signal pathway via the β-catenin interacting protein (ICAT). MIS/AMH inhibition of ICAT by small interfering RNAs (siRNA) decreased ICAT driven ovarian cancer cell viability as measured by the methylthiazoltetrazolium assay, reversed cell cycle arrest and annexin V expression and diminished migration by scratch wound assay...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135602/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-and-evolution-in-women-of-reproductive-age-with-breast-cancer-treated-with-chemotherapy
#19
REVIEW
T Fréour, P Barrière, D Masson
BACKGROUND: Long-term consequences of cancer treatments in young women, and especially fertility issues, are gaining attention as survival rates increase. Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in women of reproductive age. AIM: The purpose of this review is to describe serum anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) level at diagnosis and its evolution during and after chemotherapy in women of reproductive age treated for breast cancer. Second, the impact of taxanes on AMH, the association between AMH and amenorrhea, and the comparison of AMH with other hormonal markers of ovarian reserve were studied...
January 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986398/role-of-radiation-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Patricia J Eifel
Because most patients with epithelial ovarian cancer have advanced disease at the time of initial diagnosis, radiation therapy usually does not play a major role in their treatment. Although ovarian carcinomas appear to be no less sensitive to radiation therapy than Müllerian carcinomas arising in other sites, the dose of radiation required to control gross disease, typically at least 60 Gy, cannot be safely delivered to the entire abdomen or even to large partial volumes of the pelvis and abdomen. Moreover, in most cases, localized radiation is ineffective because of the high risk of disseminated recurrence in peritoneal and extraperitoneal sites...
May 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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