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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426948/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-handgrip-strength-are-correlated-in-women-but-not-in-men-in-hui-ethnicity
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Hong Lu, Dan Shen, Lu Wang, Shibo Niu, Chunyue Bai, Zhanbing Ma, Zhenghao Huo
INTRODUCTION: Digit ratio, especially second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a biomarker of prenatal testosterone exposure and was found associated with physical ability, such as handgrip strength (HGS). Recently, this association has been discussed in several ethnic groups. AIMS: To investigate correlations between 2D:4D and HGS in Chinese population of Ningxia Hui ethnicity. METHODS: Here we firstly present the evidence on digit ratio and HGS of 346 college students (119 males and 227 females) by collecting photographs and HGS of both hands at Yinchuan city, in the Ningxia province of China...
April 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413602/do-sex-differences-in-ceoaes-and-2d-4d-ratios-reflect-androgen-exposure-a-study-in-women-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Judy van Hemmen, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Thomas D Steensma, Dick J Veltman, Julie Bakker
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the influence of perinatal hormone exposure on sexually differentiated traits would greatly benefit from biomarkers of these early hormone actions. Click-evoked otoacoustic emissions show sex differences that are thought to reflect differences in early androgen exposure. Women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS), who lack androgen action in the presence of XY-chromosomes, enabled us to study the effect of complete androgen inaction. The main goal was to investigate a possible link between click-evoked otoacoustic emissions and effective androgen exposure and, thus, whether this can be used as a biomarker...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408632/4d-dsa-for-dynamic-visualization-of-cerebral-vasculature-a-single-center-experience-in-26-cases
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S Lang, P Gölitz, T Struffert, J Rösch, K Rössler, M Kowarschik, C Strother, A Doerfler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 4D DSA allows acquisition of time-resolved 3D reconstructions of cerebral vessels by using C-arm conebeam CT systems. The aim of our study was to evaluate this new method by qualitative and quantitative means. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2D and 4D DSA datasets were acquired in patients presenting with AVMs, dural arteriovenous fistulas, and cerebral aneurysms. 4D DSA was compared with 2D DSA in a consensus reading of qualitative and quantitative parameters of AVMs (eg, location, feeder, associated aneurysms, nidus size, drainage, Martin-Spetzler Score), dural arteriovenous fistulas (eg, fistulous point, main feeder, diameter of the main feeder, drainage), and cerebral aneurysms (location, neck configuration, aneurysmal size)...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406697/how-do-we-love-romantic-love-style-in-men-is-related-to-lower-testosterone-levels
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J Babková Durdiaková, P Celec, I Koborová, T Sedláčková, G Minárik, D Ostatníková
Testosterone has been widely investigated in associations with many aspects of social interactions, emotions and behavior. No research has been conducted on its contribution to the variability of love styles in human. The aim of this paper was to uncover the possible relationship between not only the actual plasma testosterone levels, but also the prenatal testosterone level (expressed as 2D:4D ratio) and the sensitivity of androgen receptor and love typology in young heathy men. There are six love styles which are primary including Eros (passionate romantic love), Ludus (playful) and Storge (friendly) and secondary love consisting of Mania (obsessive), Pragma (practical realistic) and Agape (altruistic)...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383757/prenatal-and-adult-androgen-activities-in-alcohol-dependence
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B Lenz, C Mühle, B Braun, C Weinland, P Bouna-Pyrrou, J Behrens, S Kubis, K Mikolaiczik, M-R Muschler, S Saigali, M Sibach, P Tanovska, S E Huber, U Hoppe, A Eichler, H Heinrich, G H Moll, A Engel, T W Goecke, M W Beckmann, P A Fasching, C P Müller, J Kornhuber
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol dependence is more prevalent in men than in women. The evidence for how prenatal and adult androgens influence alcohol dependence is limited. We investigated the effects of prenatal and adult androgen activity on alcohol dependence. Moreover, we studied how the behaviours of pregnant women affect their children's prenatal androgen load. METHOD: We quantified prenatal androgen markers (e.g., second-to-fourth finger length ratio [2D : 4D]) and blood androgens in 200 early-abstinent alcohol-dependent in-patients and 240 controls (2013-2015, including a 12-month follow-up)...
April 6, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370849/2d-4d-digit-ratio-is-associated-with-cognitive-decline-but-not-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Celina Gonçalves, Tiago Coelho, Sérgio Machado, Nuno Barbosa Rocha
OBJECTIVES: To understand the relation between 2D:4D ratio, frailty, and cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly people. METHODS: A total of 175 community-dwelling elderly people were included. To determine frailty, participants completed the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-FI). Cognitive functioning was determined using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). 2D and 4D finger lengths of each hand were measured using a scanner...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358645/the-relationship-between-second-to-fourth-digit-2d-4d-ratios-and-problematic-and-pathological-internet-use-among-turkish-university-students
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Fatih Canan, Servet Karaca, Melike Düzgün, Ayşe Merve Erdem, Esranur Karaçaylı, Nur Begüm Topan, Sang-Kyu Lee, Zu Wei Zhai, Murat Kuloğlu, Marc N Potenza
Background and aims The ratio of the second and fourth fingers (2D:4D ratio) is a sexually dimorphic trait, with men tending to have lower values than women. This ratio has been related to prenatal testosterone concentrations and addictive behaviors including problematic video-gaming. We aimed to investigate the possible association between 2D:4D ratios and Internet addiction and whether such a relationship would be independent of impulsivity. Methods A total of 652 university students (369 women, 283 men), aged 17-27 years, were enrolled in the study...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345754/second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-is-unrelated-to-measures-of-somatic-reproductive-effort-among-young-men-from-cebu-the-philippines
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Alexander V Georgiev, Calen P Ryan, Lee T Gettler, Thomas W McDade, Christopher W Kuzawa
OBJECTIVES: A low second-to-fourth (2D:4D) digit ratio, a retrospective marker of high prenatal androgens, predicts increased investment in costly sexually dimorphic traits in men in some studies, although results are mixed. Here we test the hypothesis that the association of low 2D:4D ratios with increased muscularity and decreased adiposity depends on current testosterone (T) levels, such that digit ratio will be a particularly strong predictor of outcomes among men exhibiting a mating-effort-oriented endocrinological profile (high T)...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336224/surface-coverage-with-single-vs-multiple-gaze-surface-topography-to-fit-scleral-lenses
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Gregory DeNaeyer, Donald R Sanders, Timothy S Farajian
OBJECTIVES: To determine surface coverage of measurements using the sMap3D(®) corneo-scleral topographer in patients presenting for scleral lens fitting. METHODS: Twenty-five eyes of 23 scleral lens patients were examined. Up-gaze, straight-gaze, and down-gaze positions of each eye were "stitched" into a single map. The percentage surface coverage between 10mm and 20mm diameter circles from corneal center was compared between the straight-gaze and stitched images...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332875/the-biologic-basis-of-transgender-identity-2d-4d-finger-length-ratios-implicate-a-role-for-prenatal-androgen-activity
#10
Matthew Leinung, Christina Wu
Objective The biologic basis for gender identity is unknown. Research has shown that the ratio of the length of the second and fourth digits (2D:4D) in mammals is influenced by gender in utero, but data on 2D:4D ratios in transgender individuals are scarce and contradictory. We sought an association with 2D:4D ratio and gender identity in our transgender clinic population in Albany, NY. Methods We prospectively recruited 118 transgender subjects undergoing hormonal therapy (50 female to male (FTM) and 68 male to female (MTF) for finger length measurement...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321205/sexual-dimorphism-in-digit-ratios-derived-from-dorsal-digit-length-among-adults-and-children
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Sanjay Kumar, Martin Voracek, Maharaj Singh
Sexual dimorphism in ventrally measured digit ratios (2D:4D and other) has been related to prenatal sex-hormone levels. In the present series of three studies, we measured all digit lengths (excluding the thumb) on the dorsal, rather than the ventral, side of left and right hands and investigated the sexual dimorphism in digit ratios in three independent samples, two of them comprising adults (Study I, N = 104; Study II, N = 154), and one further, comprising kindergarten children (Study III, N = 64)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281360/bioactive-triterpenoids-from-the-leaves-of-eriobotrya-japonica-as-the-natural-pde4-inhibitors
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Bing-Xin Tan, Lu Yang, Yi-You Huang, Yun-Yun Chen, Guang-Tian Peng, Si Yu, Yi-Nuo Wu, Hai-Bin Luo, Xi-Xin He
The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Eriobotrya japonica exhibited inhibitory activity against phosphodiesterase-4D (PDE4D), which is a therapeutic target of inflammatory disease. Subsequent bioassay-guided fractionation led to the isolation of a new triterpene (1), together with seven known triterpenoids, methyl corosolate (2), ursolic acid (3), oleanolic acid (4), methyl maslinate (5), α-amyin (6), 3β,19α,23-trihydroxy-urs-12-ene (7) and uvaol (8). The structure of compound 1 was established as 3β-hydroxyl-21β-acetoxyl-urs-12-en-28-carboxylate on the basis of interpretation of its 1D and 2D NMR and HR-ESI-MS spectroscopic data...
March 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279986/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-utility-of-4d-dsa-with-conventional-2d-and-3d-dsa-in-the-diagnosis-of-cerebrovascular-abnormalities
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C Sandoval-Garcia, P Yang, T Schubert, S Schafer, S Hetzel, A Ahmed, C Strother
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 4D-DSA is a time-resolved technique that allows viewing of a contrast bolus at any time and from any desired viewing angle. Our hypothesis was that the information content in a 4D-DSA reconstruction was essentially equivalent to that in a combination of 2D acquisitions and a 3D-DSA reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients who had both 2D- and 3D-DSA acquisitions were included in the study. The angiography report was used to obtain diagnoses and characteristics of abnormalities...
April 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262871/from-single-atoms-to-self-assembled-quantum-single-atomic-nanowires-noble-metal-atoms-on-black-phosphorene-monolayers
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X J Zhao, Wen-Wen Shan, Hao He, Xinlian Xue, Z X Guo, S F Li
Transition metal (TM) nanostructures, such as one dimensional (1D) nanowires with/without substrates, usually possess drastically different properties from their bulk counterparts, due to their distinct stacking and electronic confinement. Correspondingly, it is of great importance to establish the dominant driving force in forming 1D single-metal-atom-wires (SMAWs). Here, with first-principles calculations, taking the black phosphorene (BP) monolayer as a prototype 2D substrate, we investigate the energetic and kinetic properties of all the 5d-TM atoms on the 2D substrate to reveal the mechanism of formation of SMAWs...
March 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249459/optimizing-sparse-sampling-for-2d-electronic-spectroscopy
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Sebastian Roeding, Nikita Klimovich, Tobias Brixner
We present a new data acquisition concept using optimized non-uniform sampling and compressed sensing reconstruction in order to substantially decrease the acquisition times in action-based multidimensional electronic spectroscopy. For this we acquire a regularly sampled reference data set at a fixed population time and use a genetic algorithm to optimize a reduced non-uniform sampling pattern. We then apply the optimal sampling for data acquisition at all other population times. Furthermore, we show how to transform two-dimensional (2D) spectra into a joint 4D time-frequency von Neumann representation...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248655/4d-in-vivo-ultrafast-ultrasound-imaging-using-a-row-column-addressed-matrix-and-coherently-compounded-orthogonal-plane-waves
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Martin Flesch, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost, Guillaume Ferin, An Nguyen-Dinh, Mickael Tanter, Thomas Deffieux
4D ultrafast ultrasound imaging was recently shown using a 2D matrix (i.e., fully populated) connected to a 1024-channel ultrafast ultrasound scanner. In this study, we investigate the Row-Column Addressing (RCA) matrix approach, which allows a reduction of independent channels from N x N to N + N, with a dedicated beamforming strategy for ultrafast ultrasound imaging based on the coherent compounding of Orthogonal Plane Wave (OPW). OPW is based on coherent compounding of plane wave transmissions in one direction with receive beamforming along the orthogonal direction and its orthogonal companion sequence...
March 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242416/an-endocrine-basis-for-tomboy-identity-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-tomboys
#17
Beth M Atkinson, Tom V Smulders, Joel C Wallenberg
This paper investigates the relationship between organizational effects of pre-natal testosterone and the use of "tomboy" as a descriptor for young women. We show in a sample of 44 women that a woman's right hand 2D:4D ratio is a significant predictor of whether they will be labeled as a "tomboy", with a decrease in 2D:4D ratio corresponding to an increase in the probability of being called "tomboy". Taking the right hand 2D:4D ratio as a proxy for the abundance of testosterone in the early life hormonal milieu, we propose that organizing effects of higher pre-natal T lead to increased masculine-typical behavior in childhood, which increases the likelihood some women will be referred to as tomboys...
February 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217932/the-relationship-between-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratios-and-lifelong-premature-ejaculation-a-prospective-comparative-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
D Bolat, G U Kocabas, T Kose, T Degirmenci, M E Aydin, C Dincel
To investigate the relationship between the fetal androgen exposure and lifelong premature ejaculation by using the ratio of the second (index)-to-fourth (ring) digits (2D : 4D) which is the marker for higher prenatal androgen exposure. Totally 65 patients with lifelong premature ejaculation and 65 control cases without any ejaculatory complaints were enrolled in the study. A detailed medical history was obtained and self-estimated intravaginal ejaculatory latency times were recorded. Ejaculation function was evaluated by Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208851/2d-4d-ratio-and-its-implications-in-medicine
#19
Saravanakumar Jeevanandam, Prathibha K Muthu
Digit ratios, especially 2D:4D ratio, a potential proxy marker for prenatal androgen exposure shows sexual dimorphism. Existing literature and recent research show accumulating evidence on 2D:4D ratio showing correlations with various phenotypic traits in humans. Ratio of 2D:4D is found to correlate negatively to testosterone and positively to oestrogen in the foetus. Interestingly, it is constant since birth and not influenced by the adult hormone levels. Usually, males have lower ratios when compared to females...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208849/finger-length-ratio-2d-4d-in-central-india-and-an-attempt-to-verify-fraternal-birth-order-effect-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Arjun Maitra, Chaitali Maitra, Dilip Kumar Jha, Rakesh Biswas
INTRODUCTION: A normal physiology of a human being is not mere a series of functions occurring with specific intensities and timing. There are lot of factors that may change the normal physiological activity within normal limits. Finger length ratio is one of the markers of intrauterine androgen exposure and it is debated and contradicted by many authors. Digit ratio varies among the ethnicities. Many Indian studies show that there is considerable difference in finger length ratio in different population...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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