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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222425/polymorphisms-in-jmjd1c-are-associated-with-pubertal-onset-in-boys-and-reproductive-function-in-men
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Nina Mørup, Alexander Siegfried Busch, Anne Kirstine Bang, Loa Nordkap, John E Nielsen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Anders Juul, Niels Jørgensen, Kristian Almstrup
JMJD1C, a member of the Jumonji-domain containing histone demethylases protein family, has been associated with levels of sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and testosterone in men, and knock-out rodent models show age-dependent infertility. The objective of this study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) nearby JMJD1C are associated with pubertal onset in boys and with male reproduction. 671 peri-pubertal boys, 1,027 young men, 315 fertile men, and 252 infertile men were genotyped for two JMJD1C SNPs (rs7910927 and rs10822184)...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216406/high-throughput-h295r-steroidogenesis-assay-utility-as-an-alternative-and-a-statistical-approach-to-characterize-effects-on-steroidogenesis
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Derik E Haggard, Agnes L Karmaus, Matthew T Martin, Richard S Judson, R Woodrow Setzer, Katie Paul Friedman
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have used the human adrenocarcinoma (H295R) cell-based assay to predict chemical perturbation of androgen and estrogen production. Recently, a high-throughput H295R (HT-H295R) assay was developed as part of the ToxCast program that includes measurement of 11 hormones, including progestagens, corticosteroids, androgens, and estrogens. To date, 2012 chemicals have been screened at one concentration; of these, 656 chemicals have been screened in concentration-response...
December 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216311/amelioration-of-sexual-behavior-and-motor-activity-deficits-in-a-castrated-rodent-model-with-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-2f
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Megumi Morimoto, Yuichiro Amano, Masahiro Oka, Ayako Harada, Hisashi Fujita, Yukiko Hikichi, Ryuichi Tozawa, Masuo Yamaoka, Takahito Hara
Sarcopenia and cachexia present characteristic features of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength, anorexia, and lack of motivation. Treatments for these diseases have not yet been established, although selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are considered as therapeutic targets. We previously reported that a novel SARM compound, SARM-2f, exhibits anabolic effect on muscles, with less stimulatory effect on prostate weight compared with testosterone, in rat Hershberger assays and cancer cachexia models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214023/assessment-and-clinical-management-of-bone-disease-in-adults-with-eating-disorders-a-review
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REVIEW
Anne Drabkin, Micol S Rothman, Elizabeth Wassenaar, Margherita Mascolo, Philip S Mehler
Aim: To review current medical literature regarding the causes and clinical management options for low bone mineral density (BMD) in adult patients with eating disorders. Background: Low bone mineral density is a common complication of eating disorders with potentially lifelong debilitating consequences. Definitive, rigorous guidelines for screening, prevention and management are lacking. This article intends to provide a review of the literature to date and current options for prevention and treatment...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210989/supraphysiologic-testosterone-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-models-mechanisms-and-questions
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REVIEW
Osama S Mohammad, Michael D Nyquist, Michael T Schweizer, Stephen P Balk, Eva Corey, Stephen Plymate, Peter S Nelson, Elahe A Mostaghel
Since Huggins defined the androgen-sensitive nature of prostate cancer (PCa), suppression of systemic testosterone (T) has remained the most effective initial therapy for advanced disease although progression inevitably occurs. From the inception of clinical efforts to suppress androgen receptor (AR) signaling by reducing AR ligands, it was also recognized that administration of T in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) could result in substantial clinical responses. Data from preclinical models have reproducibly shown biphasic responses to T administration, with proliferation at low androgen concentrations and growth inhibition at supraphysiological T concentrations...
December 6, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210957/the-physiological-and-performance-effects-of-caffeine-gum-consumed-during-a-simulated-half-time-by-professional-academy-rugby-union-players
#6
Russell M, Reynolds N A, Crewther B T, Cook C J, Kilduff L
Despite the prevalence of caffeine as an ergogenic aid, few studies have examined the use of caffeinated gums, especially during half-time in team sports. The physiological (blood lactate, salivary hormone concentrations) and performance (repeated sprints, cognitive function) effects of consuming caffeine gum during a simulated half-time were examined. Professional academy rugby union players (n=14) completed this double-blind, randomized, counterbalanced study. Following pre-exercise measurements , players chewed a placebo (PL) gum for five min before a standardized warm-up and completing repeated sprint testing (RSSA1)...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198592/can-tangier-disease-cause-male-infertility-a-case-report-and-an-overview-on-genetic-causes-of-male-infertility-and-hormonal-axis-involved
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Laura Stocchi, Emiliano Giardina, Luigia Varriale, Annalisa Sechi, Andrea Vagnini, Gianni Parri, Massimo Valentini, Maria Capalbo
Tangier disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ABCA1 gene and characterized by the accumulation of cholesteryl ester in various tissues and a near absence of high-density lipoprotein. The subject in this investigation was a 36-year-old Italian man with Tangier disease. He and his wife had come to the In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Pesaro Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord) seeking help regarding fertility issues. The man was diagnosed with severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia...
November 26, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198215/dietary-l-arginine-supplementation-improves-semen-quality-and-libido-of-boars-under-high-ambient-temperature
#8
J Q Chen, Y S Li, Z J Li, H X Lu, P Q Zhu, C M Li
l-Arginine is a nutritionally essential amino acid for spermatogenesis and plays versatile roles in animal health and can be utilized as a potential agent to improve reproductive performance of boars under high ambient temperature. The present study aimed to determine whether dietary l-arginine could alleviate heat stress-induced infertility in boars. In all, 20 boars (PIC 1040; 248.59±3.84 kg BW and 407.65±6.40 days of age) were selected and randomly assigned to four groups (group 0.0%, basal diet; group 0...
December 4, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197795/reproductive-steroids-and-adhd-symptoms-across-the-menstrual-cycle
#9
Bethan Roberts, Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, Michelle M Martel
Although Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder shows (ADHD) male predominance, females are significantly impaired and exhibit additional comorbid disorders during adolescence. However, no empirical work has examined the influence of cyclical fluctuating steroids on ADHD symptoms in women. The present study examined estradiol (E2), progesterone (P4), and testosterone (T) associations with ADHD symptoms across the menstrual cycle in regularly-cycling young women (N=32), examining trait impulsivity as a moderator...
November 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197623/dual-effects-of-sulfasalazine-on-rat-sperm-characteristics-spermatogenesis-and-steroidogenesis-in-two-experimental-models
#10
Mohammad Mehdi Ommati, Reza Heidari, Akram Jamshidzadeh, Mohammad Javad Zamiri, Zilong Sun, Samira Sabouri, Jundong Wang, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Nafiseh Javanmard, Kazem Seifi, Saeed Mousapour, Babak Shirazi Yeganeh
There are reports of sulfasalazine (Salazosulfapyridine; SASP)-induced reproductive toxicity, but there it is not known whether the SASP molecule or its intestinal metabolites are responsible for this effect. Rats received SASP (150, 300, and 600mg/kg) for 60 consecutive days (in vivo). Additionally, epididymal sperm was isolated and incubated with SASP (10μM-1600μM) (in vitro). Markers of oxidative stress, mitochondrial function, and sperm functionality, along with testis histopathology as well as several steroidogenic genes and proteins, including steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein, cytochrome P450 side chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc; Cyp11a), 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD), 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD) were measured...
November 29, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196492/high-fat-diet-exposure-from-pre-pubertal-age-induces-pcos-in-rats
#11
Roshni S Patel, Gaurang B Shah
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with hyperandrogenism, oligo-anovulation, polycystic ovaries and metabolic syndrome. Many researchers reported that PCOS often starts with menarche in adolescents. Presently available animal models focuses on ovarian but not metabolic features of PCOS. Therefore, we hypothesized that high fat diet feeding to pre-pubertal female rats results in both reproductive and metabolic features of PCOS. Pre-pubertal female rats were divided into two groups: group I received normal pellet diet and group II received high fat diet (HFD)...
December 1, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195161/prenatal-and-pubertal-testosterone-affect-brain-lateralization
#12
T Beking, R H Geuze, M van Faassen, I P Kema, B P C Kreukels, T G G Groothuis
After decades of research, the influence of prenatal testosterone on brain lateralization is still elusive, whereas the influence of pubertal testosterone on functional brain lateralization has not been investigated, although there is increasing evidence that testosterone affects the brain in puberty. We performed a longitudinal study, investigating the relationship between prenatal testosterone concentrations in amniotic fluid, pubertal testosterone concentrations in saliva, and brain lateralization (measured with functional Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (fTCD)) of the Mental Rotation, Chimeric Faces and Word Generation tasks...
November 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195019/is-immunosuppression-induced-by-neonatal-thymectomy-compatible-with-poor-reproductive-performance-in-adult-male-rats
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M M Ommati, N Tanideh, B Rezakhaniha, J Wang, S Sabouri, M Vahedi, B Dormanesh, O Koohi Hosseinabadi, F Rahmanifar, S Moosapour, A Akhlaghi, R Heidari, M J Zamiri
With increasing knowledge that the immune system has a major impact on reproductive ‎health, the potential for cells arising in organs such as the thymus to alleviate oxidative stress ‎has been revealed. This study addresses the impact of neonatal thymectomy on male ‎reproductive function in pubertal and adult animals. Neonatal Sprague Dawley rats were allotted to four treatments consisting of fully thymectomized, partially thymectomized, intact, and sham-operated rats. Half of the rats in each treatment were sacrificed at 40 and the other half at 80 days of age...
December 1, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194818/rapid-non-genomic-modulation-by-neurosteroids-of-dendritic-spines-in-the-hippocampus-androgen-estrogen-and-corticosteroid
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REVIEW
Gen Murakami, Yasushi Hojo, Asami Kato, Yoshimasa Komatsuzaki, Shigeo Horie, Mika Soma, Jonghyuk Kim, Suguru Kawato
Memories are stored in synapses which consist of axon terminals and dendritic spines. Dendritic spines are postsynaptic structures of synapses and essential for synaptic plasticity and cognition. Therefore, extensive investigations about functions and structures of spines have been performed. Sex steroids and stress steroids have been shown to modulate hippocampal synapses. Although rapid modulatory action of sex steroids on synapses has been studied in hippocampal neurons over several decades, its essential molecular mechanisms have not been fully understood...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192411/increased-serum-neuregulin-4-levels-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-case-control-study
#15
Muzaffer Temur, Mehmet Calan, Murat Akşit, Özgür Yılmaz, Tayfur Çift, Burak Akselim, Burcu Dinçgez Çakmak, Emin Üstünyurt
Neuregulin 4 (NRG4) is an adipokine that is synthesized in many tissues and has been shown to be associated with the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in animals and humans. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between serum NRG4 levels and various metabolic parameters in women with PCOS. This cross-sectional study included 40 women with PCOS and 40 age- and BMI-matched controls without PCOS. NRG4, fasting blood glucose (FBG), insulin, hs-CRP, LDL-C, HDL-C, SHBG, DHEA-SO4 and total-testosterone levels were measured in all the participants...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191401/comparative-profiling-of-adrenal-steroids-in-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood
#16
Simon Travers, Laetitia Martinerie, Pascal Boileau, Qiong-Yao Xue, Marc Lombès, Eric Pussard
Fetal steroidome in late pregnancy receives multiple contributions from both maternal and fetal adrenals as well as from placenta. Depressed glucocorticoid levels have been reported in fetal blood at birth, yet studies on mineralocorticoid pathways are sparse. To investigate biosynthesis pathways at birth, adrenal steroids profiles were established in paired mothers and neonates. Forty-six paired healthy term newborns and their mothers from the Aldo cohort were assessed. Steroidomic profiles of mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids and adrenal androgens were established from umbilical cord and maternal blood at birth using a highly sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS methodology...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190387/chronic-hyperandrogenemia-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-a-western-style-diet-impairs-ovarian-and-uterine-structure-function-in-young-adult-rhesus-monkeys
#17
Cecily V Bishop, Emily C Mishler, Diana L Takahashi, Taylor E Reiter, Kise R Bond, Cadence A True, Ov D Slayden, Richard L Stouffer
STUDY QUESTION: Does chronic hyperandrogenemia beginning at menarche, in the absence and presence of a western-style diet (WSD), alter ovarian and uterine structure-function in young adult rhesus monkeys? SUMMARY ANSWER: Phenotypic alterations in ovarian and uterine structure/function were induced by exogenous testosterone (T), and compounded in the presence of a WSD (T+WSD). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Hyperandrogenemia is a well-established component of PCOS and is observed in adolescent girls, indicating a potential pubertal onset of disease symptoms...
November 28, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188864/development-of-a-novel-six-month-nutrition-intervention-for-a-randomized-trial-in-older-men-with-mobility-limitations
#18
C M Apovian, M R Singer, W W Campbell, S Bhasin, A C McCarthy, M Shah, S Basaria, L L Moore
OBJECTIVES: Nutrition impacts the development of sarcopenia and protein intake is an important modulator of skeletal muscle mass loss in older people. The Optimizing Protein Intake in Older Men with Mobility Limitation (OPTIMEN) Trial was designed to assess the independent and combined effects of higher protein intake and a promyogenic agent, testosterone, on lean body mass, muscle strength and physical function in older men with mobility disability. The purpose of this paper is to describe the experimental design and nutrition intervention, including techniques used by research dietitians to develop and deliver energy and protein-specific meals to the homes of community-dwelling participants...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186759/effect-of-two-different-doses-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-metabolic-profiles-of-insulin-resistant-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#19
Mehri Jamilian, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Elham Rahmani, Maesoomeh Talebi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Zatollah Asemi
This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on the metabolic profiles of insulin-resistant subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 90 insulin-resistant women with PCOS. Participants were randomly assigned to three groups to intake either 4000 IU of vitamin D or 1000 IU of vitamin D or placebo (n = 30 each group) daily for 12 weeks. Vitamin D supplementation (4000 IU), compared with vitamin D (1000 IU) and placebo, led to significant reductions in total testosterone (-0...
November 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185159/the-effect-of-estradiol-testosterone-and-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-on-the-proliferation-of-schwann-cells-with-nf1-or-nf1-genotype-derived-from-human-cutaneous-neurofibromas
#20
Paula Pennanen, Sirkku Peltonen, Roope A Kallionpää, Juha Peltonen
Dermal neurofibromas are the hallmarks of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Neurofibromas harbor Schwann cells with two different genotypes: Schwann cells which carry the germline mutation and a healthy NF1 allele (NF1 +/-), and a subpopulation of Schwann cells which harbor the so-called second hit leading to inactivation of both NF1 alleles (NF1 -/-). The second hit in the NF1 gene of Schwann cells is considered to be the initial step in the development of neurofibromas. Dermal neurofibromas typically start to grow in puberty, and their number and size increase during pregnancy, indicating hormone responsiveness...
November 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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