Steroid hormones produced by the GONADS. They stimulate reproductive organs, germ cell maturation, and the secondary sex characteristics in the males and the females. The major sex steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; and TESTOSTERONE.
The 17-beta-isomer of estradiol, an aromatized C18 steroid with hydroxyl group at 3-beta- and 17-beta-position. Estradiol-17-beta is the most potent form of mammalian estrogenic steroids.
A potent androgenic steroid and major product secreted by the LEYDIG CELLS of the TESTIS. Its production is stimulated by LUTEINIZING HORMONE from the PITUITARY GLAND. In turn, testosterone exerts feedback control of the pituitary LH and FSH secretion. Depending on the tissues, testosterone can be further converted to DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE or ESTRADIOL.
Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.
The surgical removal of one or both testicles.
The surgical removal of one or both ovaries.
A group of polycyclic compounds closely related biochemically to TERPENES. They include cholesterol, numerous hormones, precursors of certain vitamins, bile acids, alcohols (STEROLS), and certain natural drugs and poisons. Steroids have a common nucleus, a fused, reduced 17-carbon atom ring system, cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene. Most steroids also have two methyl groups and an aliphatic side-chain attached to the nucleus. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs. It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
The major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production. Progesterone, converted from PREGNENOLONE, also serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS.
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Luteinizing hormone regulates steroid production by the interstitial cells of the TESTIS and the OVARY. The preovulatory LUTEINIZING HORMONE surge in females induces OVULATION, and subsequent LUTEINIZATION of the follicle. LUTEINIZING HORMONE consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
A potent androgenic metabolite of TESTOSTERONE. It is produced by the action of the enzyme 3-OXO-5-ALPHA-STEROID 4-DEHYDROGENASE.
A decapeptide that stimulates the synthesis and secretion of both pituitary gonadotropins, LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE. GnRH is produced by neurons in the septum PREOPTIC AREA of the HYPOTHALAMUS and released into the pituitary portal blood, leading to stimulation of GONADOTROPHS in the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND.
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
Proteins found usually in the cytoplasm or nucleus that specifically bind steroid hormones and trigger changes influencing the behavior of cells. The steroid receptor-steroid hormone complex regulates the transcription of specific genes.
Surgical removal or artificial destruction of gonads.
Compounds that interact with ESTROGEN RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of ESTRADIOL. Estrogens stimulate the female reproductive organs, and the development of secondary female SEX CHARACTERISTICS. Estrogenic chemicals include natural, synthetic, steroidal, or non-steroidal compounds.
Hormones produced by the GONADS, including both steroid and peptide hormones. The major steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL and PROGESTERONE from the OVARY, and TESTOSTERONE from the TESTIS. The major peptide hormones include ACTIVINS and INHIBINS.
Compounds that interact with ANDROGEN RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of TESTOSTERONE. Depending on the target tissues, androgenic effects can be on SEX DIFFERENTIATION; male reproductive organs, SPERMATOGENESIS; secondary male SEX CHARACTERISTICS; LIBIDO; development of muscle mass, strength, and power.
Natural hormones secreted by the THYROID GLAND, such as THYROXINE, and their synthetic analogs.
The process in developing sex- or gender-specific tissue, organ, or function after SEX DETERMINATION PROCESSES have set the sex of the GONADS. Major areas of sex differentiation occur in the reproductive tract (GENITALIA) and the brain.
A small, unpaired gland situated in the SELLA TURCICA. It is connected to the HYPOTHALAMUS by a short stalk which is called the INFUNDIBULUM.
Achievement of full sexual capacity in animals and in humans.
The period of cyclic physiological and behavior changes in non-primate female mammals that exhibit ESTRUS. The estrous cycle generally consists of 4 or 5 distinct periods corresponding to the endocrine status (PROESTRUS; ESTRUS; METESTRUS; DIESTRUS; and ANESTRUS).
A potent synthetic long-acting agonist of GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE that regulates the synthesis and release of pituitary gonadotropins, LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE.
An ester of TESTOSTERONE with a propionate substitution at the 17-beta position.
A steroid hormone that regulates the processes of MOLTING or ecdysis in insects.
An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.
Ventral part of the DIENCEPHALON extending from the region of the OPTIC CHIASM to the caudal border of the MAMMILLARY BODIES and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the THIRD VENTRICLE.
Specific proteins found in or on cells of progesterone target tissues that specifically combine with progesterone. The cytosol progesterone-receptor complex then associates with the nucleic acids to initiate protein synthesis. There are two kinds of progesterone receptors, A and B. Both are induced by estrogen and have short half-lives.
Region of hypothalamus between the ANTERIOR COMMISSURE and OPTIC CHIASM.
The gamete-producing glands, OVARY or TESTIS.
Condition resulting from deficient gonadal functions, such as GAMETOGENESIS and the production of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES. It is characterized by delay in GROWTH, germ cell maturation, and development of secondary sex characteristics. Hypogonadism can be due to a deficiency of GONADOTROPINS (hypogonadotropic hypogonadism) or due to primary gonadal failure (hypergonadotropic hypogonadism).
Proteins, generally found in the CYTOPLASM, that specifically bind ANDROGENS and mediate their cellular actions. The complex of the androgen and receptor migrates to the CELL NUCLEUS where it induces transcription of specific segments of DNA.
The beta subunit of follicle stimulating hormone. It is a 15-kDa glycopolypeptide. Full biological activity of FSH requires the non-covalently bound heterodimers of an alpha and a beta subunit. Mutation of the FSHB gene causes delayed puberty, or infertility.
Peptides, natural or synthetic, that stimulate the release of PITUITARY HORMONES. They were first isolated from the extracts of the HYPOTHALAMUS; MEDIAN EMINENCE; PITUITARY STALK; and NEUROHYPOPHYSIS. In addition, some hypophysiotropic hormones control pituitary cell differentiation, cell proliferation, and hormone synthesis. Some can act on more than one pituitary hormone.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
Sexual activities of animals.
The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland, also known as the adenohypophysis. It secretes the ADENOHYPOPHYSEAL HORMONES that regulate vital functions such as GROWTH; METABOLISM; and REPRODUCTION.
A polypeptide hormone (84 amino acid residues) secreted by the PARATHYROID GLANDS which performs the essential role of maintaining intracellular CALCIUM levels in the body. Parathyroid hormone increases intracellular calcium by promoting the release of CALCIUM from BONE, increases the intestinal absorption of calcium, increases the renal tubular reabsorption of calcium, and increases the renal excretion of phosphates.
The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
Hormones secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR) that stimulate gonadal functions in both males and females. They include FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE that stimulates germ cell maturation (OOGENESIS; SPERMATOGENESIS), and LUTEINIZING HORMONE that stimulates the production of sex steroids (ESTROGENS; PROGESTERONE; ANDROGENS).
A steroid hormone that regulates the processes of MOLTING or ecdysis in insects. Ecdysterone is the 20-hydroxylated ECDYSONE.
Cytoplasmic proteins that bind estrogens and migrate to the nucleus where they regulate DNA transcription. Evaluation of the state of estrogen receptors in breast cancer patients has become clinically important.
Intercellular signaling peptides that were originally characterized by their ability to suppress NEOPLASM METASTASIS. Kisspeptins have since been found to play an important role in the neuroendocrine regulation of REPRODUCTION.
A major C19 steroid produced by the ADRENAL CORTEX. It is also produced in small quantities in the TESTIS and the OVARY. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can be converted to TESTOSTERONE; ANDROSTENEDIONE; ESTRADIOL; and ESTRONE. Most of DHEA is sulfated (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SULFATE) before secretion.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Specific high affinity binding proteins for THYROID HORMONES in target cells. They are usually found in the nucleus and regulate DNA transcription. These receptors are activated by hormones that leads to transcription, cell differentiation, and growth suppression. Thyroid hormone receptors are encoded by two genes (GENES, ERBA): erbA-alpha and erbA-beta for alpha and beta thyroid hormone receptors, respectively.
A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
Hormones that stimulate gonadal functions such as GAMETOGENESIS and sex steroid hormone production in the OVARY and the TESTIS. Major gonadotropins are glycoproteins produced primarily by the adenohypophysis (GONADOTROPINS, PITUITARY) and the placenta (CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN). In some species, pituitary PROLACTIN and PLACENTAL LACTOGEN exert some luteotropic activities.
Middle portion of the hypothalamus containing the arcuate, dorsomedial, ventromedial nuclei, the TUBER CINEREUM and the PITUITARY GLAND.
Classic quantitative assay for detection of antigen-antibody reactions using a radioactively labeled substance (radioligand) either directly or indirectly to measure the binding of the unlabeled substance to a specific antibody or other receptor system. Non-immunogenic substances (e.g., haptens) can be measured if coupled to larger carrier proteins (e.g., bovine gamma-globulin or human serum albumin) capable of inducing antibody formation.
The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A lactogenic hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). It is a polypeptide of approximately 23 kD. Besides its major action on lactation, in some species prolactin exerts effects on reproduction, maternal behavior, fat metabolism, immunomodulation and osmoregulation. Prolactin receptors are present in the mammary gland, hypothalamus, liver, ovary, testis, and prostate.
A nucleus located in the middle hypothalamus in the most ventral part of the third ventricle near the entrance of the infundibular recess. Its small cells are in close contact with the ependyma.
Cytoplasmic proteins that specifically bind glucocorticoids and mediate their cellular effects. The glucocorticoid receptor-glucocorticoid complex acts in the nucleus to induce transcription of DNA. Glucocorticoids were named for their actions on blood glucose concentration, but they have equally important effects on protein and fat metabolism. Cortisol is the most important example.
A mammalian neuropeptide of 10 amino acids that belongs to the tachykinin family. It is similar in structure and action to SUBSTANCE P and NEUROKININ A with the ability to excite neurons, dilate blood vessels, and contract smooth muscles, such as those in the URINARY BLADDER and UTERUS.
The male gonad containing two functional parts: the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES for the production and transport of male germ cells (SPERMATOGENESIS) and the interstitial compartment containing LEYDIG CELLS that produce ANDROGENS.
The period in the ESTROUS CYCLE associated with maximum sexual receptivity and fertility in non-primate female mammals.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
A 191-amino acid polypeptide hormone secreted by the human adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR), also known as GH or somatotropin. Synthetic growth hormone, termed somatropin, has replaced the natural form in therapeutic usage such as treatment of dwarfism in children with growth hormone deficiency.
A system of NEURONS that has the specialized function to produce and secrete HORMONES, and that constitutes, in whole or in part, an ENDOCRINE SYSTEM or organ.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
The period of the MENSTRUAL CYCLE representing follicular growth, increase in ovarian estrogen (ESTROGENS) production, and epithelial proliferation of the ENDOMETRIUM. Follicular phase begins with the onset of MENSTRUATION and ends with OVULATION.
Receptors with a 6-kDa protein on the surfaces of cells that secrete LUTEINIZING HORMONE or FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, usually in the adenohypophysis. LUTEINIZING HORMONE-RELEASING HORMONE binds to these receptors, is endocytosed with the receptor and, in the cell, triggers the release of LUTEINIZING HORMONE or FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE by the cell. These receptors are also found in rat gonads. INHIBINS prevent the binding of GnRH to its receptors.
One of the ESTROGEN RECEPTORS that has marked affinity for ESTRADIOL. Its expression and function differs from, and in some ways opposes, ESTROGEN RECEPTOR BETA.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
A delta-4 C19 steroid that is produced not only in the TESTIS, but also in the OVARY and the ADRENAL CORTEX. Depending on the tissue type, androstenedione can serve as a precursor to TESTOSTERONE as well as ESTRONE and ESTRADIOL.
An anti-inflammatory 9-fluoro-glucocorticoid.
Hormones secreted by the PITUITARY GLAND including those from the anterior lobe (adenohypophysis), the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis), and the ill-defined intermediate lobe. Structurally, they include small peptides, proteins, and glycoproteins. They are under the regulation of neural signals (NEUROTRANSMITTERS) or neuroendocrine signals (HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES) from the hypothalamus as well as feedback from their targets such as ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES; ANDROGENS; ESTROGENS.
Sounds used in animal communication.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
A 21-carbon steroid, derived from CHOLESTEROL and found in steroid hormone-producing tissues. Pregnenolone is the precursor to GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and the adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS.
Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.
Profound physical changes during maturation of living organisms from the immature forms to the adult forms, such as from TADPOLES to frogs; caterpillars to BUTTERFLIES.
Compounds that interact with PROGESTERONE RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of PROGESTERONE. Primary actions of progestins, including natural and synthetic steroids, are on the UTERUS and the MAMMARY GLAND in preparation for and in maintenance of PREGNANCY.
An aromatized C18 steroid with a 3-hydroxyl group and a 17-ketone, a major mammalian estrogen. It is converted from ANDROSTENEDIONE directly, or from TESTOSTERONE via ESTRADIOL. In humans, it is produced primarily by the cyclic ovaries, PLACENTA, and the ADIPOSE TISSUE of men and postmenopausal women.
The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus (the body) which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES.
A metabolite of TESTOSTERONE or ANDROSTENEDIONE with a 3-alpha-hydroxyl group and without the double bond. The 3-beta hydroxyl isomer is epiandrosterone.
A T3 thyroid hormone normally synthesized and secreted by the thyroid gland in much smaller quantities than thyroxine (T4). Most T3 is derived from peripheral monodeiodination of T4 at the 5' position of the outer ring of the iodothyronine nucleus. The hormone finally delivered and used by the tissues is mainly T3.
Therapeutic use of hormones to alleviate the effects of hormone deficiency.
The 5-beta-reduced isomer of ANDROSTERONE. Etiocholanolone is a major metabolite of TESTOSTERONE and ANDROSTENEDIONE in many mammalian species including humans. It is excreted in the URINE.
Chemical substances which inhibit the function of the endocrine glands, the biosynthesis of their secreted hormones, or the action of hormones upon their specific sites.
Catalyze the oxidation of 3-hydroxysteroids to 3-ketosteroids.
An adrenal microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 21-hydroxylation of steroids in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP21 gene, converts progesterones to precursors of adrenal steroid hormones (CORTICOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE). Defects in CYP21 cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL).
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Compounds, either natural or synthetic, which block development of the growing insect.
A class of enzymes that catalyzes the oxidation of 17-hydroxysteroids to 17-ketosteroids. EC 1.1.-.
Metabolites or derivatives of PROGESTERONE with hydroxyl group substitution at various sites.
These compounds stimulate anabolism and inhibit catabolism. They stimulate the development of muscle mass, strength, and power.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A progestational and glucocorticoid hormone antagonist. Its inhibition of progesterone induces bleeding during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy by releasing endogenous prostaglandins from the endometrium or decidua. As a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, the drug has been used to treat hypercortisolism in patients with nonpituitary CUSHING SYNDROME.
A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences within intact chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, or bacterial cells through the use of specific nucleic acid-labeled probes.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
Ducts that serve exclusively for the passage of eggs from the ovaries to the exterior of the body. In non-mammals, they are termed oviducts. In mammals, they are highly specialized and known as FALLOPIAN TUBES.
Steroids that bring about MOLTING or ecdysis in insects. Ecdysteroids include the endogenous insect hormones (ECDYSONE and ECDYSTERONE) and the insect-molting hormones found in plants, the phytoecdysteroids. Phytoecdysteroids are natural insecticides.
Hormones secreted by insects. They influence their growth and development. Also synthetic substances that act like insect hormones.
An adrenocortical steroid that has modest but significant activities as a mineralocorticoid and a glucocorticoid. (From Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1437)
A polypeptide that is secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. Species-specific growth hormones have been synthesized.
A glycoprotein migrating as a beta-globulin. Its molecular weight, 52,000 or 95,000-115,000, indicates that it exists as a dimer. The protein binds testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol in the plasma. Sex hormone-binding protein has the same amino acid sequence as ANDROGEN-BINDING PROTEIN. They differ by their sites of synthesis and post-translational oligosaccharide modifications.
The mucous membrane lining of the uterine cavity that is hormonally responsive during the MENSTRUAL CYCLE and PREGNANCY. The endometrium undergoes cyclic changes that characterize MENSTRUATION. After successful FERTILIZATION, it serves to sustain the developing embryo.
Saturated derivatives of the steroid pregnane. The 5-beta series includes PROGESTERONE and related hormones; the 5-alpha series includes forms generally excreted in the urine.
A peptide of 44 amino acids in most species that stimulates the release and synthesis of GROWTH HORMONE. GHRF (or GRF) is synthesized by neurons in the ARCUATE NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, GHRF stimulates GH release by the SOMATOTROPHS in the PITUITARY GLAND.
The family of steroids from which the androgens are derived.
A microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 17-alpha-hydroxylation of progesterone or pregnenolone and subsequent cleavage of the residual two carbons at C17 in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP17 gene, generates precursors for glucocorticoid, androgen, and estrogen synthesis. Defects in CYP17 gene cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL) and abnormal sexual differentiation.
A mitochondrial cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the side-chain cleavage of C27 cholesterol to C21 pregnenolone in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP11A1 gene, catalyzes the breakage between C20 and C22 which is the initial and rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of various gonadal and adrenal steroid hormones.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
An enzyme that catalyzes the desaturation (aromatization) of the ring A of C19 androgens and converts them to C18 estrogens. In this process, the 19-methyl is removed. This enzyme is membrane-bound, located in the endoplasmic reticulum of estrogen-producing cells of ovaries, placenta, testes, adipose, and brain tissues. Aromatase is encoded by the CYP19 gene, and functions in complex with NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE in the cytochrome P-450 system.
A peptide of about 41 amino acids that stimulates the release of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE. CRH is synthesized by neurons in the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, CRH stimulates the release of ACTH from the PITUITARY GLAND. CRH can also be synthesized in other tissues, such as PLACENTA; ADRENAL MEDULLA; and TESTIS.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.

Sex steroid and prolactin profiles in male American black bears (Ursus americanus) during denning. (1/2003)

Serum sex steroid and prolactin profiles were examined in the male American black bear, Ursus americanus during denning. Sera collected in December and the following March from 8 denning male black bears in Minnesota, U.S.A. were assayed for testosterone, estradiol-17 beta and prolactin. Eight bears were confirmed to be the denning mode based on a serum urea to creatinine ratio less than 10. Serum testosterone concentrations tended to increase from December to the subsequent March whereas serum estradiol-17 beta concentrations tended to decrease during this period. There were few changes in serum prolactin concentrations between December and March. These findings suggest that spermatogenesis and testicular steroidogenesis initiated during denning may be influenced by changes in serum sex steroid concentrations in the American black bear.  (+info)

Myometrial zonal differentiation and uterine junctional zone hyperplasia in the non-pregnant uterus. (2/2003)

Human non-gravid myometrium differentiates in response to ovarian sex steroids into a subendometrial layer or junctional zone and an outer myometrial layer. Compared to the outer myometrial layer, the junctional zone myocytes are characterized by higher cellular density and lower cytoplasmic-nuclear ratio. These structural differences allow in-vivo visualization of the myometrial zonal anatomy by T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The human myometrium is also functionally polarized. Video-vaginosonography studies have shown that propagated myometrial contractions in the non-pregnant uterus originate only from the junctional zone and that the frequency and orientation of these contraction waves are dependent on the phase of the menstrual cycle. The mechanisms underlying zonal myometrial differentiation are not known, but growing evidence suggests that ovarian hormone action may be mediated through cytokines and uterotonins locally released by the basal endometrial layer and endometrio-myometrial T-lymphocytes. Irregular thickening of the junctional zone due to inordinate proliferation of the inner myometrium, junctional zone hyperplasia, is a common MR finding in women suffering from menstrual dysfunction. Preliminary data suggest that junctional zone hyperplasia is further characterized by loss of normal inner myometrial function. Although irregular thickening of the junctional zone has been associated with diffuse uterine adenomyosis, the precise relationship between subendometrial smooth muscle proliferation and myometrial invasion by endometrial glands and stroma remains to be established.  (+info)

Semen quality and reproductive hormones before orchiectomy in men with testicular cancer. (3/2003)

PURPOSE: To obtain information about preorchiectomy gonadal function in patients with testicular germ cell cancer to improve the clinical management of fertility and other andrologic aspects in these men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In group 1, a group of 83 consecutive patients with testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC) investigated before orchiectomy, semen analysis was carried out in 63 patients and hormonal investigations, including measurement of follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, estradiol, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), inhibin B, and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), in 71 patients. Hormone levels in patients with elevated hCG (n = 41) were analyzed separately. To discriminate between general cancer effects and specific effects associated with TGCC, the same analyses were carried out in a group of 45 consecutive male patients with malignant lymphoma (group 2). Group 3 comprised 141 men employed in a Danish company who served as controls in the comparison of semen parameters. As a control group in hormone investigations, 193 men were selected randomly from the Danish National Personal Register to make up group 4. RESULTS: We found significantly lower sperm concentration (median, 15 x 10(6)/mL; range, 0 to 128 x 10(6)/mL) and total sperm count (median, 29 x 10(6)/mL; range, 0 to 589 x 10(6)) in patients with testicular cancer than in patients with malignant lymphomas (sperm concentration: median, 48 x 10(6)/mL; range, 0.04 to 250 x 10(6)/mL; sperm count: median, 146 x 10(6); range, 0.05 to 418 x 10(6)) (P < .001 and P < .001) and healthy men (sperm concentration: median, 48 x 10(6)/mL; range, 0 to 402 x 10(6)/mL; sperm count: median, 162 x 10(6); range, 0 to 1253 x 10(6)) (P < .001 and P < .001). FSH levels were increased in men with testicular cancer (median, 5.7 IU/L; range, 2.0 to 27 IU/L) compared with both men with malignant lymphomas (median, 3.3 IU/L; range, 1.01 to 12.0 IU/L) and healthy controls (median, 4.1 IU/L; range, 1.04 to 21 IU/L)(P = .001 and P = .007, respectively). Surprisingly, we found significantly lower LH in the group of men with TGCC (median, 3.6 IU/L; range, 1.12 to 11.9 IU/L) than in healthy men (median, 4.7 IU/L; range, 1.3 to 11.9 IU/L) (P = .01). We could not detect any differences between men with testicular cancer and men with malignant lymphomas and healthy men with regard to serum levels of testosterone, SHBG, and estradiol. Men with testicular cancer who had increased hCG levels had significantly lower LH and significantly higher testosterone and estradiol than those without detectable hCG levels. CONCLUSION: Spermatogenesis is already impaired in men with testicular cancer before orchiectomy. Neither local suppression of spermatogenesis by tumor pressure nor a general cancer effect seems to fully explain this impairment. The most likely explanation is preexisting impairment of spermatogenesis in the contralateral testis in men with testicular cancer. The question of whether also a pre-existing Leydig cell dysfunction is present in men with testicular cancer could not be answered in this study because the tumor seems to have a direct effect on the Leydig cells. Men with testicular cancer had low LH values as compared with controls. We speculate that increased intratesticular level of hCG also in men without measurable serum hCG may play a role by exerting LH-like effects on the Leydig cells, causing increased testosterone and estrogen levels and low LH values in the blood.  (+info)

Suppression of the secretion of luteinizing hormone due to isolation/restraint stress in gonadectomised rams and ewes is influenced by sex steroids. (4/2003)

In this study we used an isolation/restraint stress to test the hypothesis that stress will affect the secretion of LH differently in gonadectomised rams and ewes treated with different combinations of sex steroids. Romney Marsh sheep were gonadectomised two weeks prior to these experiments. In the first experiment male and female sheep were treated with vehicle or different sex steroids for 7 days prior to the application of the isolation/restraint stress. Male sheep received either i.m. oil (control rams) or 6 mg testosterone propionate injections every 12 h. Female sheep were given empty s.c. implants (control ewes), or 2x1 cm s.c. implants containing oestradiol, or an intravaginal controlled internal drug release device containing 0.3 g progesterone, or the combination of oestradiol and progesterone. There were four animals in each group. On the day of application of the isolation/restraint stress, blood samples were collected every 10 min for 16 h for the subsequent measurement of plasma LH and cortisol concentrations. After 8 h the stress was applied for 4 h. Two weeks later, blood samples were collected for a further 16 h from the control rams and ewes, but on this day no stress was imposed. In the second experiment, separate control gonadectomised rams and ewes (n=4/group) were studied for 7 h on 3 consecutive days, when separate treatments were applied. On day 1, the animals received no treatment; on day 2, isolation/restraint stress was applied after 3 h; and on day 3, an i. v. injection of 2 microg/kg ACTH1-24 was given after 3 h. On each day, blood samples were collected every 10 min and the LH response to the i.v. injection of 500 ng GnRH administered after 5 h of sampling was measured. In Experiment 1, the secretion of LH was suppressed during isolation/restraint in all groups but the parameters of LH secretion (LH pulse frequency and amplitude) that were affected varied between groups. In control rams, LH pulse amplitude, and not frequency, was decreased during isolation/restraint whereas in rams treated with testosterone propionate the stressor reduced pulse frequency and not amplitude. In control ewes, isolation/restraint decreased LH pulse frequency but not amplitude. Isolation/restraint reduced both LH pulse frequency and amplitude in ewes treated with oestradiol, LH pulse frequency in ewes treated with progesterone and only LH pulse amplitude in ewes treated with both oestradiol and progesterone. There was no change in LH secretion during the day of no stress. Plasma concentrations of cortisol were higher during isolation/restraint than on the day of no stress. On the day of isolation/restraint maximal concentrations of cortisol were observed during the application of the stressor but there were no differences between groups in the magnitude of this response. In Experiment 2, isolation/restraint reduced the LH response to GnRH in rams but not ewes and ACTH reduced the LH response to GnRH both in rams and ewes. Our results show that the mechanism(s) by which isolation/restraint stress suppresses LH secretion in sheep is influenced by sex steroids. The predominance of particular sex steroids in the circulation may affect the extent to which stress inhibits the secretion of GnRH from the hypothalamus and/or the responsiveness of the pituitary gland to the actions of GnRH. There are also differences between the sexes in the effects of stress on LH secretion that are independent of the sex steroids.  (+info)

Flow cytometric method to isolate round spermatids from mouse testis. (5/2003)

The purpose of this study was to isolate pure populations of round spermatids from mouse testis by flow cytometry followed by cell sorting. Cell suspensions from mouse testis were enriched in germ cells by centrifugation on a discontinuous Percoll gradient, then analysed using a FACScalibur flow cytometer measuring the cell size and density. A large and well-delimited population of cells (R1) expected to contain round spermatids was observed on the dot plot diagram. Sorted R1 cells were very homogeneous in size (approximately 11 microns) and displayed the characteristic cytological aspect of round spermatids. Spermatid-specific gene expression was confirmed by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of R1 cells using primers for protamine 2 gene (PRM2) and SP-10. A positive signal for SP-10 was obtained with a single cell using nested primers. The 5.5 kb transcript of c-kit, which is not expressed in spermatids, was not detected by nested RT-PCR, excluding a contamination with spermatogonia. Our results clearly established that flow cytometry followed by cell sorting allows the isolation of a highly homogeneous population of round spermatids from the testis.  (+info)

Hormonal regulation of apolipoprotein AI. (6/2003)

Apolipoprotein AI (apo AI) is the major protein component of the serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles. The antiatherogenic properties of apo AI alone or as part of HDL and their inverse correlation with the incidence of coronary heart disease underlie the clinical importance of the protein. A detailed understanding of the mechanisms by which apo AI is regulated will help us develop new and better ways to manipulate expression of the protein. Although there are many factors that influence apo AI expression, endogenous hormones are attractive because simple changes in abundance of these compounds will alter gene activity. Hormones belonging to the thyroid/steroid family that influence activity of the gene include thyroid hormone, glucocorticoids, gender-specific steroids and retinoic acid. Whereas thyroid, glucocorticoid and estradiol enhance activity of the gene, retinoic acid and androgens decrease it. The mechanisms that mediate the effects of the hormones include direct effects of the ligand and nuclear receptor complex on gene activity. However, indirect means involving the participation of transcription factors other than the hormone receptors are also possible. In summary, members of the same hormone family may have different mechanisms that mediate their activities on apo AI gene activity.  (+info)

Involvement of gonadal steroid hormone disturbance in altered prolactin receptor gene expression in the liver of diabetic mice. (7/2003)

The levels of mRNA for long and three short forms of prolactin receptor (PRLR) were examined in the livers of normal (db+/db-) and insulin-resistant diabetic (db+/db+) mice to assess the role of gonadal steroid hormones in the regulation of PRLR gene expression in diabetes mellitus. In females, plasma levels of testosterone in diabetic mice were higher, and those of 17beta-estradiol were lower when compared with levels in normal mice. By contrast, diabetic male mice had lower plasma levels of testosterone than normal males and showed no significant difference in the low circulating level of 17beta-estradiol compared with normal males. The short 3 form of PRLR (PRLR3) mRNA was the most abundant in the liver of both normal and diabetic mice. In addition, the level of PRLR3 mRNA in normal females was 8-fold higher than in normal males. The level of PRLR3 mRNA in diabetic females was approximately a quarter lower than in normal females, whereas the level of PRLR3 mRNA in diabetic males was approximately 2-fold higher than in normal males. During postnatal development, the level of PRLR3 mRNA increased during puberty in normal females, while the level in diabetic females decreased to a nadir at 7 weeks of age followed by a progressive rise. On the other hand, the levels of PRLR3 mRNA in both normal and diabetic males decreased gradually during 5 to 14 weeks of age. Testosterone treatment of diabetic males and females resulted in a 49.1 and 49.8% decrease of PRLR3 mRNA respectively. 17beta-Estradiol treatment slightly (18%) increased levels of PRLR3 mRNA in diabetic males. These results suggest that the hepatic level of PRLR mRNA is regulated by the inhibitory effect of testosterone and the stimulatory effect of estrogen in both normal and diabetic mice.  (+info)

The Rho-related protein Rnd1 inhibits Ca2+ sensitization of rat smooth muscle. (8/2003)

1. The small GTP-binding Rho proteins are involved in the agonist-induced Ca2+ sensitization of smooth muscle. The action and the expression of Rnd1, a new member of the Rho protein family constitutively bound to GTP, has been studied in rat smooth muscle. 2. Recombinant prenylated Rnd1 (0.01-0.1 mg ml-1) dose dependently inhibited carbachol- and GTPgammaS-induced Ca2+ sensitization in beta-escin-permeabilized ileal smooth muscle strips but had no effect on the tension at submaximal [Ca2+] (pCa 6.3). Rnd1 inhibited GTPgammaS-induced tension without shifting the dose-response curves to GTPgammaS. 3. pCa-tension relationships were not modified by Rnd1 and the rise in tension induced through the inhibition of myosin light chain phosphatase by calyculin A was not affected by Rnd1. 4. The Ca2+ sensitization induced by recombinant RhoA was completely abolished when RhoA and Rnd1 were applied together. 5. Rnd1 was expressed at a low level in membrane fractions prepared from intestinal or arterial smooth muscles. The expression of Rnd1 was strongly increased in ileal and aortic smooth muscle from rats treated with progesterone or oestrogen. Progesterone-treated ileal muscle strips showed a decrease in agonist-induced Ca2+ sensitization. 6. The present study shows that (i) Rnd1 inhibits agonist- and GTPgammaS-induced Ca2+ sensitization of smooth muscle by specifically interfering with a RhoA-dependent mechanism and (ii) an increase in Rnd1 expression may account, at least in part, for the steroid-induced decrease in agonist-induced Ca2+ sensitization.  (+info)

Several studies demonstrate a link between diabetes and sex steroid hormones, but the link with pre-diabetes remains elusive. In this study, we hypothesize that pre-diabetes, which is characterised by having impaired fasting glucose and/or impaired glucose tolerance and/or impaired HbA1C, may influence circulating sex steroid hormone concentrations in men. Thus, we investigated whether serum sex steroid hormone concentrations differ between men with and without pre-diabetes. We analyzed data for 1139 men who were aged 20+ years when they participated in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. We calculated adjusted geometric mean serum concentrations of total and estimated free testosterone, androstanediol glucuronide, total and estimated free estradiol, and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in men with and without pre-diabetes. Logistic regression was used to calculate adjusted odds ratios (OR) of lower concentrations of androgens and SHBG, and higher concentrations of ...
To assess the relation between urinary endogenous sex steroid levels and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, a nested case-cohort study was conducted within a large cohort (the DOM cohort) in the Netherlands (n=9,349). Until the end of follow-up (1 January 1996), 397 postmenopausal breast cancer cases were identified and a subcohort of 424 women was then taken from all eligible women. Women using hormones were excluded, leaving 364 breast cancer cases and 382 women in the subcohort for the analyses. Concentrations of oestrone, oestradiol, testosterone, 5alpha-androstane-3alpha, 17beta-diol and creatinine were measured in first morning urine samples, which had been stored since enrolment at -20 degrees C. A Cox proportional Hazards model was used, with Barlows adjustment for case-cohort sampling, to estimate breast cancer risk in quartiles of each of the, creatinine corrected, hormone levels, the lowest quartile being the reference group. Women with higher levels of all four of the hormones were
Background. Higher levels of endogenous sex steroid hormones are associated with increased risks of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Data for premenopausal women are sparse, in part because of the complexity of measuring hormone levels that vary cyclically. We prospectively evaluated associations between plasma sex hormone levels and breast cancer risk among premenopausal women in a case-control study nested within the Nurses Health Study II. Methods: From 1996 to 1999, blood samples were collected from 18 521 premenopausal women during the early follicular and mid-luteal phases of their menstrual cycles. A total of 197 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed among these women after blood collection and before June 1, 2003; these case subjects were matched to 394 control subjects. Logistic regression models, controlling for breast cancer risk factors, were used to calculate relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). All statistical tests were two-sided. Results: Women in the ...
Results from prospective studies on premenopausal serum hormone levels in relation to breast cancer risk have been inconclusive, especially with regard to tumor subtypes. Using a case-control study nested within the prospective European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort (801 breast cancer cases and 1,132 matched control subjects), we analyzed the relationships of prediagnostic serum estradiol, free estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, free testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels with the risk of breast cancer by estrogen and progesterone receptor-positive and -negative breast tumors and by age at diagnoses. Higher prediagnostic serum levels of testosterone and free testosterone were associated with an increased overall risk of breast cancer [ORQ4-Q1 = 1.56 (95% CI 1.15-2.13), ptrend = 0.02 for testosterone and ORQ4-Q1 = 1.33 (95% CI 0.99-1.79), ptrend = 0.04 for free testosterone], but no significant risk association was observed for estradiol,
Background: Epidemiologic data and animal models suggest that, despite the predominant role of human papillomavirus infection, sex steroid hormones are also involved in the etiology of invasive cervical carcinoma (ICC). Methods: Ninety-nine ICC cases, 121 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3) cases and 2 control women matched with each case for center, age, menopausal status and blood collection-related variables, were identified in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. Circulating levels of testosterone (T) and estradiol (E 2 ); dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS); progesterone (premenopausal women); and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) were measured using immunoassays. Levels of free (f) T and E 2 were calculated from absolute concentrations of T, E 2 , and SHBG. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were computed using regularized conditional logistic regression. Results: Among premenopausal women, associations with ICC were
We have evaluated radial bone mass and sex steroid concentrations in a group of postmenopausal white type 2 diabetics, that group at greatest risk of developing osteoporosis. The linear regression of midshaft bone mass on age for 79 patients showed a rate of loss about half the rate for normals. The …
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Twin studies suggest a heritable component to circulating sex steroid hormones and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). In the NCI-Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium, 874 SNPs in 37 candidate genes in the sex steroid hormone pathway were examined in relation to circulating levels of SHBG (N = 4720), testosterone (N = 4678), 3 alpha-androstanediol-glucuronide (N = 4767) and 17beta-estradiol (N = 2014) in Caucasian men. rs1799941 in SHBG is highly significantly associated with circulating levels of SHBG (P = 4.52 x 10(-21)), consistent with previous studies, and testosterone (P = 7.54 x 10(-15)), with mean difference of 26.9 and 14.3%, respectively, comparing wild-type to homozygous variant carriers. Further noteworthy novel findings were observed between SNPs in ESR1 with testosterone levels (rs722208, mean difference = 8.8%, P = 7.37 x 10(-6)) and SRD5A2 with 3 alpha-androstanediol-glucuronide (rs2208532, mean difference = 11.8%, P = 1.82 x 10(-6)). Genetic variation in genes in the ...
We previously showed in this cohort the correlation of hormone levels with age and BMI (5). Weak associations were found between SHBG and BMI and age, and no relationship was observed among BMI, age, and sex steroid hormone levels (5). Prostate cancer aggressiveness-related inherited variants have been studied in several genetic association studies but have not been studied in sex steroid hormones metabolic pathway genes (27-30). Several association studies also tried to identify quantitative trait loci predicting sex steroid levels in men includes one recent large cohort study (17-19). The current study sought to determine whether polymorphisms in genes involved in steroid hormone metabolism may impact plasma steroid hormone levels at the time of diagnosis in patients with prostate cancer and the DAmico risk categories of prostate cancer at diagnosis.. In this study, we observed that 3 noncoding SNPs, rs1424151 in HSD17B2, rs9409407 in HSD17B3, and rs12602084 in HSD17B1, were associated with ...
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In the early 1980s, McMichael and Potter (12) proposed the hypothesis that female sex hormones may be protective against colorectal cancer, citing the protective effect of parity, a potential protective effect of high-dose oral contraceptives, and biological evidence that sex hormones modify hepatic cholesterol metabolism and reduce bile acids. Since then, observational studies (1) and randomized controlled trials (2, 13) have found a protective effect of exogenous hormonal therapy on risk of colorectal cancer. Exogenous and endogenous estrogens have been shown to stimulate cell proliferation and tumor development in the breast and uterus. These protumorigenic effects are thought to be mediated through the estrogen receptor subtype ERα, which is predominant in these tissues (14). It has been hypothesized that estrogens may be protective against colorectal cancer because the predominant estrogen receptor subtype in the colon, ERβ, has been shown to inhibit transcription and induce apoptosis on ...
In the largest human study to date on the topic, researchers have uncovered evidence of the possible influence of human sex hormones on the structure and function of the right ventricle of the heart.
If mice are any indication, it appears that human males need female sex hormones to be good breeders.. Medical researchers at Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research have been examining mice genetically altered so they cannot produce the female hormone oestrogen.. Female mice without oestrogen are infertile, but the effects in males mice were unexpected. Institute director, Professor Evan Simpson, said the oestrogen-less male mice could not produce sperm and had decreased or no sex drive. Five out of 10 oestrogen-deficient mice sired no litters at all.. We tend to think of androgens (male sex hormones) in males and oestrogens in females, but the boundaries are more blurred than that, Prof Simpson said.. In normal males oestrogen is produced in a number of sites in the brain associate with sexual development. These recent experiments graphically show their influence on the development of male mice.. A complete report of their findings will be published in the International Journal of ...
A study published in the American Journal of Pathology concluded that sex hormones influence the onset and severity of immune-mediated pathological conditions by modulating lymphocytes at all stages of life. The studys investigators added that the use of sex hormone modulation of immune responses for the treatment of autoimmune disorders is a promising area for future investigation.71 A study titled Regulation of the Immune Response by Sex Hormones, concluded that sex steroids may have a role in the pathogenesis and treatment of some autoimmune disorders.. A few isolated studies have begun to examine the effect of sex hormones on the immune system and autoimmunity.73 In the meantime, it appears that the status of the immune system will depend to some extent upon the net effect of the changes in the equilibrium of various hormones.74 The manipulation of sex hormones may be used to modify the expression of autoimmunity.75 This is a potentially promising area in the treatment of Hepatitis C ...
Discover more about PCOS and the Female Sex Hormones - estrogen, progesterone, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and lutenizing hormone (LH).
We observed significant differences in sex hormone levels in patients who suffered SCA, with potential mechanistic implications. The role of sex hormones in the genesis of fatal ventricular arrhythmias warrants further exploration.
Human exposure to molybdenum (Mo) may play a role in reducing bone mineral density (BMD) by interfering with steroid sex hormone levels. To begin to address gaps in the literature on this topic, the potential relationship between urinary Mo (U-Mo) and BMD at the femoral neck (FN-BMD) and lumbar spine (LS-BMD) was explored in a sample of 1496 adults participating in the 2007-2010 cycles of the Nati ...
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In what ways might the surge of sex hormones with puberty impact lung function and symptoms in asthma -- and how do these effects differ between genders?
The CompPlus is one of the most complete, accurate and advanced hormone profiles for both men and women. This test is the Gold Standard for balancing male and female sex hormones, adrenal and thyroid hormones. It also includes the 2/16α EQ (estrogen quotient) ratio, an important and modifiable predictor of hormone-related cancer risk.. Why is 24-hour urine testing the Gold Standard of hormone evaluation? Sex hormones are released in pulsed doses throughout the 24-hour period. Single blood tests can be high or low depending on where in this cycle they occur. They are the least accurate of hormone tests. Saliva is the next best, because saliva represents some degree of averaging of the total sex hormones. However, various physical conditions can alter the concentration of hormones in saliva and decrease the accuracy of the test. 24-hour urine testing collects the peaks and valleys of hormone release and averages it. This gives an extremely accurate profile of the daily amount of ...
Higher levels of certain estrogens and other sex hormones are shown to be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women, according to an analysis from the University of Oxford that pooled seven prospective studies of hormones and breast cancer risk. A doubling of concentrations of those hormones increased the risk of breast cancer by 20% to 30%.. This study suggests that, just like in older women, one of the major risk factors with breast cancer has to do with lifetime exposure to estrogen, says Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, director of the program for young women with breast cancer in the Susan F. Smith Center for Womens Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.. Studies have shown that factors contributing to higher levels of estrogen over a womans lifetime-including beginning menstrual cycles at an earlier age, beginning menopause later, and not having children-pose higher risks of postmenopausal breast cancer. The increased risks associated with higher ...
There is a substantial body of epidemiological and clinical evidence suggesting that the sex hormones, particularly estradiol and progesterone, play a role in pain. Behavioral studies have not been useful in understanding the relationship between sex hormones and pain perception, and certainly have not helped to elucidate the mechanisms by which such effects may be mediated. This review aims to address the additional insights functional imaging has given us into the role of sex hormones in pain. Functional imaging techniques and experimental designs are discussed before the literature investigating specific questions relating to hormones and pain is reviewed. Finally, we conclude by considering how results of studies imaging the influence of sex hormones in related areas such as emotion and cognition also may inform our understanding of this complex area.
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The central and peripheral nervous system are important targets of sex steroids. Sex steroids affect the brain development and differentiation, and influence neuronal functions. Recent evidence emphasizes a striking sex-linked difference in brain damage af...
During the postmenopausal period, when female sex hormone levels have decreased significantly, aging women are at increased risk of several diseases including heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer disease, and dementia compared with premenopausal women.
What is estrogen dominance and how does it happen? Estrogen dominance simply means that your body has too much circulating estrogen in relation to your other sex hormones (most notably progesterone). When estrogen and progesterone are not in balance with each other, symptoms begin to arise. They can either be an indication of too much […] ...
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Sex hormone definition is - a steroid hormone (such as estrogen or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and affects the growth or function of the reproductive organs or the development of secondary sex characteristics.
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We asked, When you have oral sex, how is it usually integrated into play? 4.75% enjoy oral by itself, not as a step toward other sexual activities. 52.71% think of oral as foreplay, and follow it with other acts like intercourse. 3.56% turn to oral to finish, after theyve enjoyed other sex acts. About 1.5% have included it as part of a kink scene. Almost 30% said, It depends, and about 8.5% said Other-when we asked for deets, many said All of the above, plus we got responses including: It happens as were moved to do it - any time during sex that it feels right. No schedule or agenda. Its a fluid and integral part of the entire experience. Another respondent said, Weve been married 24 years, so sometimes its just oral, other times its part of foreplay, and still other times, if he finishes unexpectedly early, hell go down on me afterward to get me there. It can be both oral only or foreplay or even okay, its my turn, said another. And one toy-friendly oralist said, In ...
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Objective To observe the effect of transcutaneuos acupoint electrostimulation(TAES)on ovarian serum sex hormone levels and ovarian follicle granular cell aromatase cytochrome P 450(P 450arom)protein and follicle theca cell cytochrome P 450 17α-hydroxylase/c 17-20 lyase cytochrome P 450(P 450c17α)protein expression in polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS)rats,so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of PCOS.Methods Forty SD rats were randomly divided into four groups:normal control,model,medication and TAES(10rats/group).The PCOS model was established by giving(gavage)the animals with letrozole solution(1.0mg/kg,once daily for 21 consecutive days).Rats of the medication group were treated with Clomiphene(1mg/kg)once daily for 7days,and those of the TAES group were treated with electrical stimulation(2Hz,3mA)ofGuanyuan(CV 4)andSanyinjiao(SP 6)areas for 30 min,once daily for 7consecutive days.The rats body weight and bilateral ovarian weight were detected,and the ovarian structure and ...
During adolescence the breasts undergo rapid growth and development under the influence of sex hormones. Although the hormonal etiology of breast cancer is hypothesized, it remains unknown whether adolescent sex hormones are associated with adult breast density, which is a strong risk factor for breast cancer. METHODS: Percentage of dense breast volume (%DBV) was measured in 2006 by magnetic resonance imaging in 177 women aged 25-29 years who participated in the Dietary Intervention Study in Children from 1988-1997 and had sex hormones and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) measured in serum collected on 1-4 occasions between 8 and 17 years of age. Multivariable linear mixed-effect regression models were used to evaluate the associations of adolescent sex hormones and SHBG with %DBV. RESULTS: Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and SHBG measured in premenarche serum samples were significantly positively associated with %DBV (all Ptrend ≤ 0.03) but not when measured in postmenarche samples ...
A study conducted by Dr. Channing J. Paller and associates of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore showed that lower serum levels of free estradiol and free testosterone and higher sex hormone †binding globulin (SHBG) concentrations are associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) in adult men. Sex steroid hormones have long been established to have an influence in the bone mineral density of older women, but are less well-studied in men.. The study involved 1,185 adult male participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).. The researchers identified “consistent relationships†between low free estradiol, low free testosterone and high sex hormone †binding globulin with osteopenia.. Osteopenia is defined as a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. It has a BMD score of -1 to -2.5. It is considered by doctors as a precursor to osteoporosis, alhtough not all osteopenic patients will develop osteoporosis ...
The EVE- technology is intended for determination of intolerance or sensitivity to female sex hormones among women with hormone-related conditions and for further treatment by desensitization procedure inducing a tolerance to the hormones the women are sensitive to.. This study is designed to evaluate the safety and the ability of the EVE- Skin-Test Panel to detect sensitivity to female sex hormones in subjects with Unexplained Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (URPL) and in Control parous, healthy women.. The Skin Test Panel includes four female hormones and three control solutions.. Hormones from the Skin Test Panel are injected intradermally during the luteal phase of the subjects menstrual cycle. The skin reactions are examined by physician for erythema and wheal after 20 minutes and 48 hours and self-assessed by the patient daily for the following month.. Skin response monthly data is analyzed and compared between unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (UPRL) and healthy groups.. Following ...
It is well known that acute psychosocial stress activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). However, the effect of acute psychosocial stress on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and levels of sex steroids are less known. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of acute psychosocial stress on serum concentrations of sex steroids in healthy men and women. Twenty men and 19 women (age 30-50years) underwent Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), a tool for investigating psychobiological stress responses in a laboratory setting. Blood samples were collected before, directly after the stress test, and after 30 minutes of the recovery. Concentrations of androgens were measured with high specificity LC-MS/MS method; concentrations of cortisol, estradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin where determined using immunoassays. In both men and women we observed significantly elevated levels of testosterone, estradiol, androstenedione and ...
sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG): a protein that binds to specific hormones in the bloodstream (e.g., testosterone and estrogen), limiting their availability to bodily tissues. It increases with age and excess estrogens. ...
In many contexts, the two main classes of sex steroids are androgens and estrogens, of which the most important human derivatives are testosterone and estradiol, respectively. Other contexts will include progestogens as a third class of sex steroids, distinct from androgens and estrogens. Progesterone is the most important and only naturally occurring human progestogen. In general, androgens are considered male sex hormones, since they have masculinizing effects, while estrogens and progestogens are considered female sex hormones[5] although all types are present in each sex at different levels. Sex steroids include: ...
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The invention relates to a novel method of administering the natural female sex hormones, 17 β-estradiol and progesterone, to achieve enhanced bioavailability thereof. The invention further relates to novel dosage forms of 17 β-estradiol and/or progesterone which are adapted for nasal administration, such as solutions, suspensions, gels and ointments. The dosage forms containing a combination of 17 β-estradiol and progesterone are particularly useful as contraceptives, while the dosage forms containing only one of the hormonal components find utility in the treatment of conditions such as menopause, menstrual disorders, etc., which are known to respond to administration of a natural or synthetic female hormone.
Ovaries produce large amounts of the female sex hormones - oestrogen and progesterone - and also small amounts of the male hormones - testosterone and androstenedione. Both men and women also have two important hormones, both secreted by the pituitary gland, called FSH and LH.
Complex hormonal interactions control both development and function of the reproductive tracts in both women and men. The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis stimulates and regulates the production of the hormones needed for normal sexual development and function. Both the ovary and the testis are controlled through a complex hormonal system with positive and negative feed-back loops. The hypothalamus produces gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and release two gonadotropic hormones: follicular-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH in turn stimulate the ovary and testis to produce steroid sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen as well as gametes. The sex steroids feed back to the hypothalamus and pituitary to regulate the secretion of GnRH, FSH and LH. Men -- the gonadotropic hormones FSH and LH act on the testes. Both are necessary to initiate spermatogenesis. LH stimulates the Leydig cells of the testes to ...
Blue light after sunset reduces the prolactin surge we normally see in humans. When we see chronic lowered prolactin surges we also see lower growth hormone secretion during the anabolic phases of sleep. Lowered chronic GH secretion directly affects cardiac and skeletal muscle function because the process of autophagy is made less efficient as our life continues. Lowered GH and the sex steroid hormones at sleep lead to loss of cardiac function. This is why heart failure is strongly associated with low IGF-1 and low sex steroid hormone levels. When growth hormone is not released in normal amounts, it also decreases our lean muscle mass and increases our body fat percentage in all our organs and in our body. This leads to slowly declining organ dysfunction and poor body composition. We can measure this process clinically by looking for falling DHEA level (bad) and a falling Growth Hormone level (also bad) as we age.. Look at this 8/3/2012 blog by Joe Mercola. It appears his staff is reading my ...
0007]The method described herein can further comprise determining the subjects one or more steroid hormones levels when the subject is premenopausal and has no underlying condition affecting production of steroid hormones. The at least one treatment regimen can be determined based at least in part on a time-history of serum steroid hormone levels in the subject, on inferred peak values or minimal values of serum steroid hormone levels in the subject, on age of the subject, or categorization relative to profiles of patient populations. The at least one treatment regimen can be determined based on a genetic profile of the subject. The method can further comprise determining a genetic profile of the subject. The at least one treatment regimen can be determined while the subject is not pre-menopausal. The at least one treatment regimen can be determined while the subject has an underlying condition affecting production of hormones. In one aspect, the subject has undergone oopherectomy, and the at ...
A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report.
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Stress renders us less responsive to normal amounts of hormones and pretty much ensures hormonal imbalance. For example, a woman with excess cortisol but normal amounts of estrogen may get hot flashes or other symptoms typically associated with estrogen deficiency. IF this woman were to treat these symptoms with estrogen replacement therapy, she would possibly then develop estrogen dominant symptoms such as weight gain, water retention, and mood swings. This is also the case with other sex hormones (or thyroid hormone) and if this goes unchecked long enough it creates a general resistance to our own hormones…. The main problem is, by the time we reach menopause many of us have already drained our reserves of yin sex hormones in the service of our yang stress hormones. Now when our ovaries are producing a smaller quantity of sex hormones, our adrenal glands are supposed to kick in and produce more of the hormones and hormone precursors we need. But what if these glands are already burnt out ...
Bisphenol F (BPF) has been frequently detected in various environmental compartments, and previous studies found that BPF exhibits similar estrogenic and anti-androgenic effects on the mammalian endocrine system to those of bisphenol A (BPA). However, the potential disrupting effects of BPF on aquatic organisms and the underling disrupting mechanisms have not been investigated. In this study, the potential disrupting mechanisms of BPF on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and liver were probed by employing the OECD 21-day short-term fecundity assay in zebrafish. The results show that BPF exposure (1 mg/L) impaired the reproductive function of zebrafish, as exemplified by alterations to testicular and ovarian histology of the treated zebrafish. Homogenate testosterone (T) levels in male zebrafish decreased in a concentration-dependent manner, and 17β-estradiol (E2) levels increased significantly when fish were exposed to 0.1 and 1 mg/L BPF. The real-time polymerase chain reaction was ...
Steroid hormones are derived from cholesterol and, unlike peptide hormones, are not stored in secretory granules. As a result, steroid secretion is limited by the rate of production. Since they are lipophilic, steroid hormones are generally cell membrane permeable. In plasma, steroid hormones are largely bound to serum proteins, with only a small free component available to diffuse into the intracellular space and bind receptors. Once bound to an intracellular receptor, steroids are translocated to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) recognition sites within the nucleus where they act by regulating the transcription of target genes. The key steroid hormones of the HPG axis are ...
Low plasma total testosterone (T) levels may influence the sense of well-being and produce depressive symptomatology, increasing the risk of suicide. In a previous study, we reported reduced serum T levels in male psychiatric patients after a suicide attempt. The reduction was more pronounced in subjects who used violent attempt methods, and we discussed the possible influence of stress of hospitalization, serious medical condition and treatment. In order to minimize the influence of such factors, we compared in this study the levels of plasma sex hormones of 15 psychiatric patients (10 suffering from schizophrenia and 5 from depression) who had attempted suicide by jumping with those of a group of 18 male subjects who were hospitalized after accidentally falling from a high height. Compared with a healthy control group of 40 males, both accident and attempt groups had lower T levels. The attempt group showed a trend toward lower T levels compared with levels in the accident group. In the ...
Steroid hormone: Steroid hormone, any of a group of hormones that belong to the class of chemical compounds known as steroids. Steroid hormones are secreted by three glands-the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries-and by the placenta during pregnancy. Learn more about steroid hormone classification, secretion, and function.
How to Lower SHBG Levels. SHBG stands for sex hormone binding globulin, which is a protein made by your liver. SHBG binds to 3 sex hormones and carries them throughout the blood. If your doctor wants to test your levels, it probably has to...
Homosexuality and Excessive Sexuality. - The direction of homosexual or heterosexual drives cannot be altered with sex hormones; but the force of sexual drive in males can be reduced by treatment with female sex hormones. There are a number of papers on the subject, and all the authors are in general agreement about the indications and the rationale. Treatment with female sex hormones reduces the production of gonadotrophic hormones, producing a secondary effect on testicular function and secretion. The reduction of sex drive is comparable to that achieved by surgical castration, although some authors claim that endocrine treatment is more effective (Hamilton, 1943). Stilboestrol is the usual preparation, administered in increasing doses until the nipples become pigmented and the breasts sore; an alternative is ethynol oestradiol, 0.5 or 1 mg. daily. Eventually almost complete testicular atrophy will be produced, but not necessarily a total suppression of the abnormal sex drives. It is ...
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the trivial names proposed for peptide hormones are given in the appendix. Complex of steroid and receptor bind to response elements of. List of steroid hormones and peptide hormones, list of steroid drugs for bodybuilding. Steroid hormones are insoluble in water; transport proteins carry them in the blood. As a result, they remain in circulation longer than peptide hormones. 1) protein hormones (or polypeptide hormones) are made of chains of amino acids. An example is adh (antidiuretic hormone) which decreases blood pressure. Relative to protein/polypeptide hormones, steroids usually have longer half-lives, often in the range of many minutes to hours. Steroid hormones act on target cells​. Insulin is a peptide hormone that is used as a growth factor in many. Цитируется: 23 - most signaling mechanisms initiated by peptide hormone receptors are also activated by membrane actions of steroid hormones (1). The most recent additions. Regulation of the salt and water balance of the body. ...
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Although there is certainly a hormonal influence on preferences, Im doubtful that the causal weight is strong enough for sex hormones to be singled out. For behavioral preferences, I would imagine that serum levels of sex hormones is secondary to the downstream effects that they and the chemicals that they help biosynthesize share---strengthening nerve cell integrity, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, inflammation, excitatory potential, higher cognitive functioning, etc. Sex hormones and other related messengers share a role in influencing these processes, but they do so through distinctive mechanisms. And although sex hormones are believed to have a paternal relationship with these messengers, they should not be considered the only and most reliable biomarkers of their status. Whats more critical is the varied inputs that determine the behavior of the fundamentally important hypothalamus---circadian cycles, thermoregulation, mood, and desire----which in addition to steroids, includes blood borne ...
Although there is certainly a hormonal influence on preferences, Im doubtful that the causal weight is strong enough for sex hormones to be singled out. For behavioral preferences, I would imagine that serum levels of sex hormones is secondary to the downstream effects that they and the chemicals that they help biosynthesize share---strengthening nerve cell integrity, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, inflammation, excitatory potential, higher cognitive functioning, etc. Sex hormones and other related messengers share a role in influencing these processes, but they do so through distinctive mechanisms. And although sex hormones are believed to have a paternal relationship with these messengers, they should not be considered the only and most reliable biomarkers of their status. Whats more critical is the varied inputs that determine the behavior of the fundamentally important hypothalamus---circadian cycles, thermoregulation, mood, and desire----which in addition to steroids, includes blood borne ...
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Prednisone is a drug that belongs to the corticosteroid drug class, and is an anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressant. Its used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, for example: inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and
Steroid hormone Steroid hormones are steroids which act as hormones. Mammalian steroid hormones can be grouped into five groups by the receptors to which they
As we grow older, our immune system does not work as diligently as it did when we were younger. There have been numerous studies on sex hormones and immune system function. Many factors affect how the immune system functions. Females are more likely to become victims of autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Crohns Disease, Lupus, and other thyroid disorders. There has been a significant rise in autoimmune diseases in women over the past 30 years. This trend is not only very concerning; there is no simple explanation as to why this is happening in women more than men. Some theories are [...] ...
In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone, that is structurally and functionally similar to human steroid hormones, drastically alters the way intestinal stem cells behave, ultimately affecting the overarching structure and function of this critical organ.
The major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production. Progesterone, converted from PREGNENOLONE, also serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS ...
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Estradiol, or more precisely, is a steroid and estrogen sex hormone, and the primary female sex hormone. It is named for and is important in the regulation of the estrous and menstrual female reproductive cycles. Estradiol is essential for the...
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Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and sex steroid hormones were not associated with changes in bone mineral density (BMD) in HIV- and HCV-infected patients, but IGF-1 levels were significantly decreased in HCV and negatively correlated with liver disease severity.
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Saliva testing is a convenient, inexpensive, and above all, accurate means of testing steroid hormones. Scientific studies have shown a strong correlation between steroid hormone levels in saliva and the amount of hormone in the blood that is active or bioavailable. It is this fraction of total hormone that is free to enter the target tissues in the brain, uterus, skin, and breasts. Saliva testing can be done anywhere anytime. Testing that relies on blood draws (which need to be done in an office or lab) makes it harder to obtain samples at specific times (such as in the early morning) or multiple times during the day. In addition, hormones in saliva are exceptionally stable and can be stored at room temperature for up to a week without affecting the accuracy of the result. This offers maximum flexibility in sample collection and shipment ...
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Estrogen is a female sex hormone thats also present in men. At healthy levels, estrogen is harmless and may actually support certain body functions. However,
Hormones Th e Basic Facts SEX HORMONES Do sex hormones play a role in MS? Yes. Studies and clinical observations involving people with MS reveal that young women are more susceptible to MS than young men and that women have fewer MS attacks during the third trimester of pregnancy.. ...
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... has also been found to co-localize certain gonadal steroid hormone receptors. These include the estrogen receptor ... This subpopulation is targeted by many steroid hormones and works to form a network that feeds back to GnRH pulse generator. ... It was shown, in monkeys, that activation of NK3R, the NKB receptor, was associated with release of hormones that come before ... Neurokinin B is implicated in a variety of human functions and pathways such as the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone ...
"Histological and ultrastructural evidence for the role of gonadal steroid hormones in sex change in the protogynous wrasse ... Grober, Matthew S.; Jackson, Ivor M. D.; Bass, Andrew H. (1991). "Gonadal steroids affect LHRH preoptic cell number in a sex/ ... pens by saddle wrasses involves complete gonadal transformation with associated decreases in a key steroid hormones (estradiol ... and steroid hormone synthesizing enzymes in the gonads. Sex changing saddle wrasses also show substantial changes in brain ...
"Are gonadal steroids linked with orgasm perceptions and sexual assertiveness in women and men?". Hormones and Behavior. 56 (2 ... Dunn JF, Nisula BC, Rodbard D (July 1981). "Transport of steroid hormones: binding of 21 endogenous steroids to both ... Bryan MB, Scott AP, Li W (2008). "Sex steroids and their receptors in lampreys". Steroids. 73 (1): 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.steroids ... de Kruif P (1945). The Male Hormone. New York: Harcourt, Brace.. *^ Guerriero G (2009). "Vertebrate sex steroid receptors: ...
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Metabolic Effects of Gonadal Hormones and Contraceptive Steroids, Boston, MA: Springer US, pp. 668-675, doi:10.1007/978-1-4684- ... It belongs to a group of steroid hormones called the progestogens, and is the major progestogen in the body. Progesterone has a ... It is also a crucial metabolic intermediate in the production of other endogenous steroids, including the sex hormones and the ... Progesterone (P4) is an endogenous steroid and progestogen sex hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and ...
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"Gonadal steroids and body composition, strength, and sexual function in men". N. Engl. J. Med. 369 (11): 1011-22. doi:10.1056/ ... Wallen K (2001). "Sex and context: hormones and primate sexual motivation". Hormones and Behavior. 40 (2): 339-57. CiteSeerX ... hormones and primate sexual motivation". Hormones and Behavior. 40 (2): 339-357. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.22.5968. doi:10.1006/hbeh. ... Giles (2008). "Sex hormones and sexual desire". Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 38 (1): 45-66. doi:10.1111/j.1468- ...
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Chrousos, George P. (2012). "The Gonadal Hormones & Inhibitors". In Katzung, Bertram G. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. New York ... For androgens as natural hormones, see Androgen.. Anabolic steroids, also known more properly as anabolic-androgenic steroids ( ... Cheskis BJ (2004). "Regulation of cell signalling cascades by steroid hormones". J. Cell. Biochem. 93 (1): 20-7. doi:10.1002/ ... The use of gonadal steroids pre-dates their identification and isolation. Medical use of testicle extract began in the late ...
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... the anterior pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and the gonadal steroids. Selye, Hans ( ... the anterior pituitary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. •The hypothalamic- ... Vasopressin can be thought of as "water conservation hormone" and is also known as "antidiuretic hormone." It is released when ... While steroid hormones are produced mainly in vertebrates, the physiological role of the HPA axis and corticosteroids in stress ...
Evidently, the number of gap junctions is influenced by steroid hormone secretion from the gonads, and FS cells contribute to ... the pituitary-gonadal feedback loop. Folliculostellate (FS) cells are asserted to be of sustentacular (support) function due to ... Although FS cells do not secrete hormones, they influence the functionality of hormone-secreting endocrine cells via gap ... FS Cells are thought to have a role in relaying signals to the hormone secreting endocrine cells of the pituitary gland. Nitric ...
An androgen (from Greek andr-, the stem of the word meaning "man") is any natural or synthetic steroid hormone that regulates ... the gonadal rudiments are present within the intermediate mesoderm adjacent to the developing kidneys. At about week 6, ... List of androgens/anabolic steroids available in the United States. References[edit]. *^ Sriram. "Steroids". Medicinal ... Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal cortex from cholesterol.[4] It is the primary ...
Steroidal AR antagonists tend to have off-target hormonal actions due to their structural similarity to other steroid hormones. ... By suppressing gonadotropin secretion, antigonadotropins suppress gonadal sex hormone production and by extension circulating ... and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and are peptide hormones that signal the gonads to produce sex hormones. ... doi:10.1016/j.steroids.2009.10.005. PMID 19879888.. *^ a b c Peter B. Farmer; John M. Walker (6 December 2012). The Molecular ...
Selye H (1 January 1941). "Anesthetic Effect of Steroid Hormones". Experimental Biology and Medicine. 46 (1): 116-121. doi: ... After the local synthesis or from metabolism of adrenal of gonadal steroids many neurosteroids accumulate in the brain.[26][27] ... The steroids 3α,5α-THP and 3α,5α-THDOC were able to enhance the GABA-elicited Cl− current.[13] In addition, these steroids ... Majewska MD, Harrison NL, Schwartz RD, Barker JL, Paul SM (May 1986). "Steroid hormone metabolites are barbiturate-like ...
Regulation o hormone synthesis o gonadal hormones, adrenocortical hormones, an thyroid hormones is eften dependent on complex ... Ither hormones, includin steroid an thyroid hormones, are lipid-soluble; tae allou for their widespread distribution, thir ... Hormones hae diverse chemical structurs, mainly o 3 clesses: eicosanoids, steroids, an amino acid/protein derivatives (amines, ... Some hormones are completely active whan released intae the bluidstream (as is the case for insulin an growthe hormones), while ...
Sex steroid agonists (via negative feedback on the HPG axis): Androgens/anabolic steroids (e.g., testosterone, nandrolone ... GnRH agonists are able to completely shutdown gonadal testosterone production and thereby suppress circulating testosterone ... the release of the pituitary hormones follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). However, after the ... A gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist) is a type of medication which affects gonadotropins and sex hormones.[1 ...
FSHR (Follicle-stimulating hormone insensitivity, XX gonadal dysgenesis). *GnRHR (Gonadotropin-releasing hormone insensitivity) ... The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dec 16: 4-14. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2017.12.009. PMID 29258769. S2CID ... Hormone replacement therapy[edit]. The method and dose of treatment will vary depending on the individual being treated. ... Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the major form of treatment with the aim to replace the missing testosterone or oestrogen ...
Radiation-induced hypopituitarism mainly affects growth hormone and gonadal hormones.[28] In contrast, adrenocorticotrophic ... If surgery is deemed unnecessary or inappropriate, the patient may receive steroids during radiation therapy to reduce swelling ... hormone (ACTH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) deficiencies are the least common among people with radiation-induced ... hormone therapy, immunotherapy or some mixture of the four. Most common cancer types can be treated with radiation therapy in ...
Maturation continues as the medial aspect of each mesonephros grows to form the gonadal ridge. The gonadal ridge continues to ... This is due to the production of Anti-Müllerian hormone by the Sertoli cells of the testes.[citation needed] ... During puberty increased gonadotropin secretion stimulates a rise in sex steroids creation from the testes. The increased ... FORD, CE; JONES, KW; POLANI, PE; DE ALMEIDA, JC; BRIGGS, JH (Apr 4, 1959). "A sex-chromosome anomaly in a case of gonadal ...
Follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone levels were considerably elevated (30-33 mIU/mL and 34-37 mIU/mL, ... "J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 153: 114-26. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2015.06.014. PMC 4568147. PMID 26189910.. ... while the brother had Tanner stage II pubic hair development and Tanner stage I gonadal maturation.[6] The right testis of the ... follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone levels were 6.7-19.1 mIU/mL and 5.8-13.2 mIU/mL, respectively), and ...
ACTH influences steroid hormone secretion by both rapid short-term mechanisms that take place within minutes and slower long- ... This article is about adrenocorticotropic hormone as a natural hormone. For adrenocorticotropic hormone as a medication and ... Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH, also adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin) is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced by and ... ACTH stimulates secretion of glucocorticoid steroid hormones from adrenal cortex cells, especially in the zona fasciculata of ...
Most hormone dependent cancers become resistant to treatment after one to three years and resume growth despite hormone therapy ... Spinal cord compression can occur with metastases to the spine and can be treated with steroids, surgery, or radiation therapy ... gonadal stromal. *Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour *Sertoli cell tumour. *Leydig cell tumour ... Schally AV, Kastin AJ, Arimura A (November 1971). "Hypothalamic follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH ...
Angiotensin II is a hormone which acts on the adrenal cortex, causing the release into the blood of the steroid hormone, ... Three endocrine glands of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPG axis) often work together and have important regulatory ... This steroid hormone acts on the epithelial cells of the upper small intestine, increasing their capacity to absorb calcium ... Homeostasis does not govern every activity in the body.[19][20] For instance the signal (be it via neurons or hormones) from ...
Hormones[edit]. The master regulators of breast development are the steroid hormones, estrogen and progesterone, growth hormone ... and thyroid hormones such as thyroxine (and by extension thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone ( ... In contrast to the female-associated sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, the male-associated sex hormones, the androgens, ... doi:10.1016/j.steroids.2003.12.008. PMID 15072917. S2CID 10930192.. *^ a b LaMarca HL, Rosen JM (2007). "Estrogen regulation of ...
Weight gain can also be caused by some steroid medications. These side-effects can frequently be reduced or eliminated with ... Treatments to mitigate anemia include hormones to boost blood production (erythropoietin), iron supplements, and blood ... "Gonadal dysfunction and fertility problems in cancer survivors". Acta Oncologica. 46 (4): 480-9. PMID 17497315. doi:10.1080/ ... therapies which inhibit of growth-promoting signals coming from classic endocrine hormones (primarily estrogens for breast ...
Template:Endocrine navs(edit talk links history) - Hormones. *Template:Enzyme navs(edit talk links history) ... anabolic steroids. *antacids. *diarrhoea and infection. *bile and liver. *functional gastrointestinal disorders ...
Eixe gonadal. Testículo: testosterona · AMH · inhibina Ovario: estróxeno (estradiol) · proxesterona · activina · inhibina · ... "Insensitivity to anti-müllerian hormone due to a mutation in the human anti-müllerian hormone receptor". Nat. Genet. 11 (4): ... The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 92 (3): 199-208. PMID 15555913. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2004.07.002.. ... 2009). "Anti-Mullerian hormone-based approach to controlled ovarian stimulation for assisted conception". Human Reproduction 1 ...
Lh response to GnRH: Luteinizing hormone (Lh) response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH): Tests the pituitary glands' ... Devlin MJ, Walsh BT, Katz JL, Roose SP, Linkie DM, Wright L, Vande Wiele R, Glassman AH (1989). "Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal ... men use steroids, which contextualizes the beauty ideals for genders.[41] In a Canadian study, 4% of boys in grade nine used ... Suppression of gonadotrophins in people with anorexia nervosa has been documented.[120] Typically, growth hormone (GH) levels ...
Androgen, a hormone used to describe a group of sex steroid hormones, is responsible for affecting male pseudohermaphroditism. ... In other cases, the external sex organs have an appearance that would be expected to be seen with the "opposite" gonadal tissue ... It is also imperative to establish whether defects in steroid 5 alpha-reductase 2, perhaps in the heterozygous state, are ... that are different from what would be expected on the basis of the gonadal tissue (ovary or testis). It can be contrasted with ...
Hormone therapy for hypoestrogenism (e.g., gonadal dysgenesis, premature ovarian failure, and after oophorectomy) ... Pugeat MM, Dunn JF, Nisula BC (July 1981). "Transport of steroid hormones: interaction of 70 drugs with testosterone-binding ... luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and suppresses sex hormone production as well as gamete ... Feminizing hormone therapy for transgender women[22][23]. DES was used at a dosage of 0.2 to 0.5 mg/day in menopausal hormone ...
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response to steroid hormone. • signal transduction. • response to activity. • regulation of heart rate. • response to sucrose. ... This phenomenon can be explained by looking at the role of gonadal hormones, specifically estrogen, which modulate the enhanced ... hormone activity. • neurohypophyseal hormone activity. • neuropeptide hormone activity. Cellular component. • terminal bouton. ... Oxytocin (Oxt; /ˌɒksɪˈtoʊsɪn/) is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide. Oxytocin is normally produced by the paraventricular ...
Hormone replacement therapy[edit]. Main article: Hormone replacement therapy (menopause). In the context of the menopause, ... World Health Organization Collaborative Study of Neoplasia and Steroid Contraceptives". American Journal of Epidemiology. 148 ( ... A woman's reproductive hormone levels continue to drop and fluctuate for some time into post-menopause, so hormone withdrawal ... and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels because there are fewer oocytes and follicles responding to these hormones and producing ...
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... a genetically inherited malfunction of the enzymes that aid in making steroid hormones. [...] In the United States and Europe, ... or other gonadal dysgenesis; ... despite taking hormone-balancing medication given to them at ... hormones: androgens (including testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, etc.), estrogens (including estradiol, estriol, etc.), ... Sheri Berenbaum attributes these differences to an exposure of higher levels of male sex hormones in utero.[93] ...
Combined this causes the secretion of gonadal sex steroids and the initiation of folliculogenesis and spermatogenesis. The ... "Prolactin regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons to suppress luteinizing hormone secretion in mice". ... Most of these patients have multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies. [5]Hyperprolactinaemia is the most common cause of AHH. It ... 1] GnRH neurons lack sex steroid receptors and mediators such as kisspeptin stimulate GnRH neurons for pulsatile secretion of ...
... leads to decreased production and release of luteinizing hormone (LH, a stimulatory signal for endogenous steroid hormone ... "Gonadal dysfunction in men with chronic kidney disease: clinical features, prognostic implications and therapeutic options" ... luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, estradiol, serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG), and prolactin.[ ... gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues, human growth hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin, 5α-reductase inhibitors such as ...
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Considerable data have been accumulated regarding the effect of naturally-occurring and synthetic sex steroids on glucose and ... Metabolic Effects of Gonadal Hormones and Contraceptive Steroids pp 97-125 , Cite as ... In: Salhanick H.A., Kipnis D.M., Wiele R.L.V. (eds) Metabolic Effects of Gonadal Hormones and Contraceptive Steroids. Springer ... Effects of Gonadal Hormones and Contraceptive Steroids on Glucose and Insulin Metabolism. ...
Metabolites of the gonadal steroid hormones - particularly 3α-hydroxy, 5α-reduced neurosteroids - are synthesized in the brain ... Metabolites of the gonadal steroid hormones - particularly 3α-hydroxy, 5α-reduced neurosteroids - are synthesized in the brain ... as several signaling pathways that are activated by gonadal steroid hormones in the brain can also become dysregulated in ... as several signaling pathways that are activated by gonadal steroid hormones in the brain can also become dysregulated in ...
The strong modulatory effect of gonadal steroids on GH responsiveness provides insights into the biologic basis of sexual ... Sex steroids modulate growth hormone (GH) secretion and action. Estrogen attenuates GH action in a dose- and route-dependent ... Regulation of growth hormone action by gonadal steroids. Abstract. Sex steroids modulate growth hormone (GH) secretion and ... The strong modulatory effect of gonadal steroids on GH responsiveness provides insights into the biologic basis of sexual ...
Feminization of wild carp, Cyprinus carpionext term, in a polluted environment: plasma steroid hormones, gonadal morphology and ... Our results showed: (1) a highly variable VTG content in all fish groups; (2) an increase in sex hormones content in March for ... The observed increase in VTG, sex hormones and in most of the enzymatic activities from January to March that could also be ...
Studies on luteinizing hormone and gonadal steroids in male and female llamas (Lama glama) Público Deposited ... A series of studies was performed to more clearly evaluate gonadal function in llamas. Luteinizing hormone (LH) and ... progesterone (P₄) concentrations were compared following natural or hormone-induced ovulation. Luteal regression was evaluated ...
Brain and gonadal aromatase activity and steroid hormone levels in female and polymorphic males of the peacock blenny Salaria ... Animals, Aromatase, Behavior, Animal, Brain, Female, Gonadal Steroid Hormones, Gonads, Male, Models, Biological, Nesting ... For this, sex steroid plasma levels and aromatase activity (AA) in gonads, whole brain and brain macroareas were determined in ... This transition involves major morphologic and behavioral changes and is likely to be mediated by hormones. This study focuses ...
Gonadal steroid hormones are neurotrophic and neuroprotective. body of evidence supporting. Genomics Proteomics and ... Gonadal steroid hormones are neurotrophic and neuroprotective. body of evidence supporting a neuroprotective role for this ... Over the past three decades, the actions of neurosteroid metabolites of gonadal steroid hormones that are synthesized in ... This raises the chance that gonadal steroid hormone-mediated neuroprotection, and sex distinctions in the introduction of ...
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Gonadal Steroid Hormones. LinkOut - more resources. Full Text Sources. *Elsevier Science. Medical. *Memory - MedlinePlus Health ... The effects of gonadal hormones on nonreproductive behavior are not immediately obvious because of the fact that the behavioral ... Behavioral differences between male and female rats: effects of gonadal hormones on learning and memory.. van Haaren F1, van ... It has thus been established that manipulations of gonadal hormones during critical periods in development functionally affect ...
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These results show that steroids can affect pulsatile LH secretion by actions exerted at the pituitary level and that steroids ... Steroid effects were independent of both LHRH pulse amplitude and frequency. E also affected the pattern of LH secretion by ... These results help to elucidate the mechanisms underlying steroid feedback in vivo, since reduction in pituitary responsiveness ... studies have shown that LH secretion is pulsatile and that LH pulse characteristics are affected by the prevailing steroid ...
Gonadal Steroid Hormones. Grant support. *R01CA64277/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States ... Correlation of blood sex steroid hormones with body size, body fat distribution, and other known risk factors for breast cancer ... It has been suggested that many known breast cancer risk factors may exert their effect via levels of endogenous sex hormones. ... Hormone levels were log-transformed and Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated to determine the correlation between ...
Gonadal hormones modulate neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus differentially in male and female adult rodents. Neurogenesis is ... Gonadal hormone modulation of neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult male and female rodents Brain Res Rev. 2008 Mar;57(2): ... Gonadal hormones modulate neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus differentially in male and female adult rodents. Neurogenesis is ... Clearly more work is needed to elucidate the effects of gonadal hormones on neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of both male and ...
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Gonadal steroid hormone receptors play an essential part in transforming ligand December 10, 2019Heat Shock Protein 70 ... Gonadal steroid hormone receptors play an essential part in transforming ligand signals into gene expression. environmental ... Steroid Receptor Expression Detectable degrees of mRNA expression had been measured in ovaries and testes. The mRNA expression ... One-way ANOVA was used to evaluate relative expression of steroid receptors within a gonad. Unpaired Student ideals. Outcomes ...
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Effects of BPF on steroid hormone homeostasis and gene expression in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis of zebrafish ... The disturbed hormone balance was enhanced by the significant changes in gene expression along the HPG axis. These alterations ... In this study, the potential disrupting mechanisms of BPF on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and liver were ...
1997). Effects of gonadal steroid hormones and nitric oxide on the baroreceptor reflex control of heart rate in spontaneous ... Effects of gonadal steroid hormones and nitric oxide on the baroreceptor reflex control of heart rate in spontaneous ... Effects of gonadal steroid hormones and nitric oxide on the baroreceptor reflex control of heart rate in spontaneous ... Effects of gonadal steroid hormones and nitric oxide on the baroreceptor reflex control of heart rate in spontaneous ...
Histamine-induced paradoxical GH response to TRH/GnRH in men and women: dependence on gonadal steroid hormones.. Publikation: ... Histamine-induced paradoxical GH response to TRH/GnRH in men and women: dependence on gonadal steroid hormones. ... Since gonadal steroids influence GH secretion, we investigated whether infusion of histamine might induce a GH response to ... Urinary growth hormone excretion in acromegaly: diagnostic value in mild disease activity. Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift ...
T1 - Gonadal steroid hormone secretion during the juvenile period depends on host-specific microbiota and contributes to the ... Kamimura, I, Watarai, A, Takamura, T, Takeo, A, Miura, K, Morita, H, Mogi, K & Kikusui, T 2019, Gonadal steroid hormone ... Gonadal steroid hormone secretion during the juvenile period depends on host-specific microbiota and contributes to the ... Gonadal steroid hormone secretion during the juvenile period depends on host-specific microbiota and contributes to the ...
Asarian, L., & Geary, N. (2006). Modulation of appetite by gonadal steroid hormones. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal ... systems mediate the stimulatory effects of ovarian hormones on luteinizing hormone and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. ... The ovarian steroid hormone 17β-estradiol acts on central substrates to preserve nerve cell energy stability brain-wide, ... Seale, J. V., Wood, S. A., Atkinson, H. C., Harbuz, M. S., & Lightman, S. L. (2004). Gonadal steroid replacement reverses ...
Most patients have gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) deficiency, as suggested by their response to pulsatile GnRH therapy. ... Follicle-stimulating hormone (Fertinex, Follistim). Stimulates gonadal steroid production. Either recombinant or human purified ... Steroid hormones. Class Summary. Estrogen replacement therapy in females with Kallmann syndrome or idiopathic hypogonadotropic ... Hypothalamic releasing hormones. Class Summary. Pulsatile administration of gonadorelin (GnRH) by subcutaneous (SC) or ...
Helping you find trustworthy answers on Steroid Hormone Pathway , Latest evidence made easy ... Find all the evidence you need on Steroid Hormone Pathway via the Trip Database. ... Metabolites of the gonadal (...) steroid hormones-particularly 3α-hydroxy, 5α-reduced neurosteroids-are synthesized in the ... 2. Steroid Hormone Pathway Steroid Hormone Pathway Steroid Hormone Pathway Toggle navigation Brain Head & Neck Chest Endocrine ...
Arylsulphatase A; Polyps; Endometrium; Gonadal steroid hormones; Sulphatides; Endometrium. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a atividade da ... We were unable to check the steroid receptors expression in the endometrial specimens. However, previous data widely suggested ... Additionally, this study does not assess steroid receptor expression in relation to ASA activity and SL concentration behavior ... Therefore, steroids may control the SL turnover in many unknown ways overall. ...
The interplay between endogenous reproductive hormones and oxidative stress among premenopausal women, ... Endogenous reproductive hormones and oxidative stress have been independently linked to risk of chronic disease but mostly in ... Gonadal Steroid Hormones / blood, urine. Humans. Menstrual Cycle / physiology*. Oxidative Stress. Premenopause / blood*. ... Estradiol, progesterone, luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, sex hormone-binding globulin, F(2)-isoprostanes, ...
... and hormone levels through the spawning cycle in male kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Shortly after arrival at the ... Gonadal Steroid Hormones / physiology. Male. Oncorhynchus / physiology*. Sex Attractants / physiology. Sexual Behavior, Animal ... Title: Hormones and behavior Volume: 27 ISSN: 0018-506X ISO Abbreviation: Horm Behav Publication Date: 1993 Dec ... A marked reduction in milt and plasma hormones following cauterization of the olfactory nares indicates that olfactory stimuli ...
0 (Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal); 0 (Biomarkers); 0 (Gonadal Steroid Hormones); 3XC8GUZ6CB (Sulfasalazine). ... Most patients with EP were treated with steroids with a higher rate of relapse observed in patients with CEP. CONCLUSION: AEP ... and use of steroid treatment and recurrence. RESULTS: We found 196 case reports describing drug-induced EP. The leading cause ...
  • Sex steroids modulate growth hormone (GH) secretion and action. (garvan.org.au)
  • Gonadal steroids modulate pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion by perifused rat anterior pituitary cells. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Recent studies have shown that LH secretion is pulsatile and that LH pulse characteristics are affected by the prevailing steroid environment in both male and female rats. (semanticscholar.org)
  • These results show that steroids can affect pulsatile LH secretion by actions exerted at the pituitary level and that steroids can induce both quantitative and qualitative changes in LH secretion in the presence of an invariant LHRH stimulus. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Since gonadal steroids influence GH secretion, we investigated whether infusion of histamine might induce a GH response to combined administration of TRH (200 micrograms) and GnRH (100 micrograms) in 6 normal women during the early follicular and luteal phase of the same menstrual cycle and in 7 normal men. (regionh.dk)
  • Recent findings suggest that the ventral premammillary nucleus (PMV) mediates the effects of leptin as a permissive factor for the onset of puberty and the coordinated secretion of luteinizing hormone during conditions of negative energy balance. (frontiersin.org)
  • The activation of transforming growth factor α (TGFα)-erbB-1 and neuregulin-erbB-4 signaling pathways in hypothalamic astrocytes has been shown to play a key role in the process by which the neuroendocrine brain controls luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) secretion. (jneurosci.org)
  • Once delivered by the portal vasculature to the pituitary gland, LHRH binds to specific receptors to stimulate both the secretion and synthesis of the gonadotropins luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. (jneurosci.org)
  • In turn, these hormones promote gonadal steroid secretion and gametogenesis. (jneurosci.org)
  • Nervous system modulation allows hormone secretion to be modified by the nervous stimulation in response to changing body needs. (amazonaws.com)
  • The secretion rate of a steroid refers to the total secretion of the compound from a gland per unit time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Secretion rates have been assessed by sampling the venous effluent from a gland over time and subtracting out the arterial and peripheral venous hormone concentration. (wikipedia.org)
  • The production rate of a steroid hormone refers to entry into the blood of the compound from all possible sources, including secretion from glands and conversion of prohormones into the steroid of interest. (wikipedia.org)
  • If there is little contribution of prohormone metabolism to the circulating pool of steroid, then the production rate will approximate the secretion rate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sex hormones can modulate GH actions by acting centrally, regulating pituitary GH secretion, and peripherally, by modulating GH signaling pathways. (elsevier.es)
  • The reason for the fall in testosterone production was related to the decrease in luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion and was caused by alteration of the pulsatile release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus ( 49 ). (physiology.org)
  • The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal process of controlling the production and secretion of sex hormones begins with secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) by the hypothalamus ( Figure 2 ). (jaoa.org)
  • CONCLUSION Based on these findings, it can be concluded that reduced growth hormone secretion may contribute to the pattern of slow linear growth and reduced final height observed in these patients. (bmj.com)
  • Gonadal steroid hormone receptors play an essential part in transforming ligand signals into gene expression. (techxprtz.com)
  • One-way ANOVA was used to evaluate relative expression of steroid receptors within a gonad. (techxprtz.com)
  • The mRNA expression degrees of steroid receptors within each gonad exhibited the design in all incubation organizations except Lake Apopka males, Rabbit Polyclonal to MPRA in which = mRNA was not different between 33.5C males and 30C females, whereas mRNA expression was higher in ovaries than in testes and expression was higher in testes than in ovaries (= 0.2, 0.001, and = 0.03, respectively) (Fig. 2, ACC). (techxprtz.com)
  • The Steroid Hormone 20-Hydroxyecdysone Enhances Gene Transcription through the cAMP Response Element-binding Protein (CREB) Signaling Pathway Animal steroid hormones regulate gene transcription through genomic pathways by binding to nuclear receptors. (tripdatabase.com)
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormone Receptors and Social Behaviors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, our data suggest that estrogen receptors may be involved in hormone-mediated neuroprotection. (jneurosci.org)
  • Sex hormones of reproductive system are one of the major factors that regulate immune system due to the presence of hormone receptors on immune cells. (hindawi.com)
  • The interaction of sex hormones and immune cells through the receptors on these cells effect the release of cytokines which determines the proliferation, differentiation, and maturation of different types of immunocytes and as a result the outcome of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. (hindawi.com)
  • The interaction of reproductive system with that of immune system is attributed to the sex hormones and their hormone receptors on immune cells [ 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Lipid-soluble hormones (steroids and thyroid hormone) diffuse into the cell, where they bind to intracellular receptors, migrate to the nucleus, and activate specific target sequences of DNA. (amazonaws.com)
  • Target cell response depends on three factors: blood levels of the hormone, relative numbers of target cell receptors, and affinity of the receptor for the hormone. (amazonaws.com)
  • We are especially interested in the biological roles of steroid hormone receptors and their co-regulators in development and oncogenesis. (stanford.edu)
  • Sex hormones , also known as sex steroids , gonadocorticoids and gonadal steroids , are steroid hormones that interact with vertebrate steroid hormone receptors . (wikipedia.org)
  • Specific compounds that have partial agonist activity for steroid receptors , and therefore act in part like natural steroid hormones, are in use in medical conditions that require treatment with steroid in one cell type, but where systemic effects of the particular steroid in the entire organism are only desirable within certain limits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Effects of sex hormones on the liver may be direct, through hepatic receptors, or indirect by modulating endocrine, metabolic, and gender-differentiated functions of GH. (elsevier.es)
  • Vitamin D derivatives are a sixth closely related hormone system with homologous receptors, though technically sterols rather than steroids. (bionity.com)
  • Most are steroids but some non-steroidal molecules can interact with the steroid receptors because of a similarity of shape. (bionity.com)
  • Some synthetic steroids are weaker, some much stronger, than the natural steroids whose receptors they activate. (bionity.com)
  • Histamine-induced paradoxical GH response to TRH/GnRH in men and women: dependence on gonadal steroid hormones. (regionh.dk)
  • Pulsatile administration of gonadorelin (GnRH) by subcutaneous (SC) or preferably intravenous (IV) infusion restores pituitary-gonadal axis function and fertility in the majority of people with Kallmann syndrome and idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. (medscape.com)
  • This will be accomplished by administering estradiol and progesterone to women who are pretreated with a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist (Lupron). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Supplementation with luteinizing hormone (LH), FSH, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) at proestrus rapidly normalized plasma and ovarian progesterone levels at this stage of the estrous cycle. (physiology.org)
  • the release of GnRH is influenced by steroid hormones ( 19 , 39 ) and by environmental factors such as light-day length, temperature, and food availability ( 13 ). (physiology.org)
  • As sex hormone levels rise, they signal the hypothalamus to decrease production of GnRH, thus forming a feedback control loop. (jaoa.org)
  • She studies the mechanisms by which gonadal sex steroids and peptide hormones regulate the expression of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). (ucdenver.edu)
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) is an essential factor in the regulation of synthesis and release of pituitary gonadotropins. (nel.edu)
  • It has thus been established that manipulations of gonadal hormones during critical periods in development functionally affect reproductive behavior. (nih.gov)
  • The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the association between measures of body size, dietary macronutrient intake, and reproductive factors with levels of endogenous sex hormones among women living in Shanghai, China. (nih.gov)
  • Macronutrient intake and reproductive factors were not correlated with endogenous sex hormone levels. (nih.gov)
  • The roles of melanin-concentrating hormone in energy balance and reproductive function: are they connected? (westminster.ac.uk)
  • Influence of endogenous reproductive hormones on F2-isoprostane levels in premenopausal women: the BioCycle Study. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Endogenous reproductive hormones and oxidative stress have been independently linked to risk of chronic disease but mostly in postmenopausal women. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The interplay between endogenous reproductive hormones and oxidative stress among premenopausal women, however, has yet to be clearly elucidated. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The objective of this study was to investigate the association between endogenous reproductive hormones and F(2)-isoprostanes in the BioCycle Study. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Anosmic males were less vigorous and persistent in their courtship, suggesting that, either a female pheromone and/or high levels of hormone are necessary to maintain full reproductive behavior in male kokanee. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The role of socially induced hormone changes in modulating reproductive behavior is discussed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Findings in the field of neuroendocrinology, which explores the functional relationships between hormones and the brain, have indicated that the release of testicular (androgens) and ovarian (estrogens) hormones during critical periods of brain development exert a profound effect on the genesis and survival of neurons in specific brain areas, resulting in sex differences in reproductive behaviors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Essential for normal sexual development and reproductive cyclicity is the timely release of the neuropeptide luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) into the portal blood vessels of the median eminence. (jneurosci.org)
  • Increasing evidence demonstrates that estradiol is a pleiotropic hormone that acts beyond the scope of its reproductive functions. (jneurosci.org)
  • Permissiveness occurs when one hormone cannot exert its full effect without another hormone being present (reproductive hormones need thyroxine to properly stimulate development of reproductive organs). (amazonaws.com)
  • In particular, exposure to environmental oestrogens during the sensitive early life stages of fish, such as the period of embryonic development and gonadal differentiation, may adversely affect the later reproductive performance of adult fish. (biologists.org)
  • He explains that once an organism approaches puberty or the beginning of its reproductive life, hormones secreted by the gonads influence the reproductive system's functions and development of secondary sex characteristics. (asu.edu)
  • Moore reviews his experiments over the course of thirty years with rats, guinea pigs, and, opossums, studies that led him to conclude that hormones released by the embryonic gonads didn't cause the reproductive system to differentiate from other tissues, and that something else did, an interpretation contrary to Lillie's assertion. (asu.edu)
  • Acts on Leydig cells similar to pituitary LH by stimulating production of gonadal steroid hormones, including testosterone. (medscape.com)
  • Condition resulting from deficient gonadal functions, such as GAMETOGENESIS and the production of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES. (bioportfolio.com)
  • For this, sex steroid plasma levels and aromatase activity (AA) in gonads, whole brain and brain macroareas were determined in sneakers, transitional males (i.e. sneakers undergoing the transition into nesting males), nesting males and females collected in the field. (ualg.pt)
  • 4-androstenedione is a 19-carbon steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and the gonads as an intermediate step in the biochemical pathway that produces the androgen testosterone and the estrogens estrone and estradiol. (rcsb.org)
  • or they may be organs that have hormone production as one of many functions, such as the pancreas, gonads, hypothalamus, and others. (amazonaws.com)
  • A different pattern of gonadal development was found in embryos from the OP100 group compared with embryos from the control, OP25 or E 2 groups, in which approximately 50% had normal ovaries and 50% had normal presmptive male gonads. (biologists.org)
  • As oestrogen receptor (ER) expression was detected by in situ hybridisation in early differentiating gonads, these effects could be mediated by direct interaction of the xeno-oestrogens with gonadal ER. (biologists.org)
  • Natural sex hormones are made by the gonads ( ovaries or testes ), [3] by adrenal glands , or by conversion from other sex steroids in other tissue such as liver or fat. (wikipedia.org)
  • This distinction is not exclusive , however, because the adrenal cortex also secretes sex hormones, albeit to a lesser extent than do the gonads, and the ovaries under abnormal conditions may produce adrenal steroids. (britannica.com)
  • In the book, Moore argues that regulation of sex differentiation in mammals is not controlled by sex hormones secreted by embryonic sex organs (gonads), but is controlled by non-hormonal genetic factors. (asu.edu)
  • Moore also treated opossum young with hormones that stimulate gonads (gonadotropins), and he states that such treatment failed to produce appreciable amounts of sex hormones from the gonads. (asu.edu)
  • The natural steroid hormones are generally synthesized from cholesterol in the gonads and adrenal glands . (bionity.com)
  • Sex hormones are produced by the gonads-testes in men, ovaries in women. (jaoa.org)
  • This hormone is primarily produced in the adrenal glands and to some degree in the gonads, specifically the corpus luteum of the ovary. (hmdb.ca)
  • Estradiol, progesterone, luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, sex hormone-binding globulin, F(2)-isoprostanes, and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances were measured up to 8 times per cycle at clinic visits timed by using fertility monitors. (biomedsearch.com)
  • [2] The polypeptide hormones luteinizing hormone , follicle-stimulating hormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone are usually not regarded as sex hormones, although they play major sex-related roles. (wikipedia.org)
  • The preovulatory surge of gonadotropins and the secondary surge of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) at estrus were also decreased, but basal levels of both gonadotropins were unaffected. (physiology.org)
  • The pituitary gonadotropins LH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which regulate steroidogenesis, maturation of ovarian follicles, and luteinization, are secreted by the same gonadotropes ( 55 ). (physiology.org)
  • The luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) are referred to as gonadotropins because they stimulate production of gonadal hormones. (jaoa.org)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) and progesterone (P₄) concentrations were compared following natural or hormone-induced ovulation. (oregonstate.edu)
  • 2011). The diversity of expression of these enzymes in the nervous system allows for the purchase Imatinib Mesylate production of the principal steroid hormones, including cortisol (or corticosterone in rodents), progesterone, estradiol and testosterone. (bioinf.org)
  • In males it is testosterone that plays a major role as sex hormones and in females the predominant role is that of estrogen and progesterone. (hindawi.com)
  • Progestins , the most important of which is progesterone , are the other type of female sex hormone and are named for their role in maintaining pregnancy (pro- gestation ). (britannica.com)
  • Steroids are a type of lipid that include cholesterol (needed for cell membranes) and gonadal hormones (estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone). (varsitytutors.com)
  • Gonadal hormones modulate neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus differentially in male and female adult rodents. (nih.gov)
  • The cytochrome P 450 1B1 (CYP1B1) may be involved in disease progression and modulate the treatment in the above hormone-mediated cancers. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Testosterone congeners include important testosterone precursors in the biosynthetic pathways, metabolites, derivatives, and synthetic steroids with androgenic activities. (harvard.edu)
  • The strong modulatory effect of gonadal steroids on GH responsiveness provides insights into the biologic basis of sexual dimorphism in growth, development, and body composition and practical information for the clinical endocrinologist in the treatment of hypopituitary patients. (garvan.org.au)
  • If growing follicles are detected, follicle growth is stimulated by injection of hormones (gonadotropins). (stanford.edu)
  • Hypogonadism can be due to a deficiency of GONADOTROPINS (hypogonadotropic hypogonadism) or due to primary gonadal failure (hypergonadotropic hypogonadism). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Although it is well established in female mice that the synthesis and release of ovarian sexual steroid hormones are regulated by gonadotropins ( 20 ), it is also clear that, in female rodents, the levels of plasma sexual steroid hormones exhibit periodical changes related to the estrous cycle ( 6 , 52 ). (physiology.org)
  • The influence of sex steroid hormones on the response to trauma and burn injury Trauma and related sequelae result in disturbance of homeostatic mechanisms frequently leading to cellular dysfunction and ultimately organ and system failure. (tripdatabase.com)
  • Indeed, the suppressive influence of sex steroids on the thymus is so profound, that surgical or chemical (via luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogues) castration can reverse thymus atrophy in both males and females ( 4 , 5 ), while the readministration of sex steroids inhibits this thymus regeneration ( 6 , 7 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • Deficiencies in GH- or sex hormone-dependent signaling and the influence of sex hormones on GH biology may have a dramatic impact on liver physiology during somatic development and in adulthood. (elsevier.es)
  • 0.05) with levels of testosterone, estradiol, estrone, and significantly negatively correlated with sex hormone binding globulin. (nih.gov)
  • The ovarian steroid hormone 17β-estradiol acts on central substrates to preserve nerve cell energy stability brain-wide, thereby providing neuroprotection against bio-energetic insults such as neurodegenerative diseases and acute brain ischemia. (springer.com)
  • It is anticipated that new understanding of the mechanistic basis of how estradiol influences metabolic sensory input from this critical brain locus to discrete downstream regulatory network substrates will likely reveal viable new molecular targets for therapeutic simulation of hormone actions that promote positive neuronal metabolic state during acute and recurring hypoglycemia. (springer.com)
  • To assess whether estradiol influences these cell survival and cell death factors, we examined expression of bcl-2 and other members of the bcl-2 family in our paradigm of hormone replacement and neurodegeneration. (jneurosci.org)
  • The sex hormones also regulate the functioning of molecules of immune system as estradiol is reported to be one of the regulators of immune molecules like cytokines [ 7 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Estradiol , an important estrogen sex hormone in both women and men. (wikipedia.org)
  • In many contexts, the two main classes of sex hormones are androgens and estrogens, of which the most important human derivatives are testosterone and estradiol , respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • The principal sex hormones are testosterone in men and estradiol in women. (jaoa.org)
  • The effects of acute alcohol intoxication (AAI) on the pituitary-gonadal axis hormones, and the possible contribution of pituitary-adrenal axis hormones, beta-endorphin and prolactin to alcohol-induced dysfunction of pituitary-gonadal axis hormones were studied in adult men and women. (nih.gov)
  • Our results suggest that the effect of alcohol on pituitary-gonadal axis hormones in humans could depend on the gender and degree of sexual maturity of the individual. (nih.gov)
  • In the present review, the authors discuss opioid-induced interference with the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, effects on adrenal androgen production, and endocrine deficiency. (jaoa.org)
  • The primary mechanism for opiate-induced sex hormone deficiency is suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. (jaoa.org)
  • We investigated chronological changes of levels of gonadal hormones and corticosterone in the feces of 4- to 8-week-old female germ-free (GF) mice, and conducted odor preference test at 8 weeks of age. (elsevier.com)
  • Preliminary results from two related studies (protocols 90-M-0088, 92-M-0174) provide evidence that women with menstrual cycle related mood disorder , but not controls, experience mood disturbances during exogenous replacement of physiologic levels of gonadal steroids. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Supraphysiologic plasma levels of gonadal steroids will be established, maintained, and then rapidly reduced, simulating the hormonal events that occur during pregnancy and parturition. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In this study, the potential disrupting mechanisms of BPF on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and liver were probed by employing the OECD 21-day short-term fecundity assay in zebrafish. (blogspot.com)
  • Patients with Kallmann syndrome or idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism who do not desire fertility should have gonadal steroid replacement therapy, including testosterone in males and estrogen-progestin in females, unless contraindicated. (medscape.com)
  • Once released into systemic circulation, these two hormones interact with the testes or ovaries to secrete testosterone or estrogen, respectively. (jaoa.org)
  • The etiology of these cancers is in large part modulated by the hormones estrogen and testosterone. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Metabolites of the gonadal steroid hormones - particularly 3α-hydroxy, 5α-reduced neurosteroids - are synthesized in the brain and can act through different mechanisms from their parent steroids. (frontiersin.org)
  • 2018). The present evaluate focuses more specifically within the 3-hydroxy, 5-reduced metabolites of Gata1 circulating and neuro-steroids, as well as potential mechanisms through which they may exert neuroprotective effects in the nervous system. (bioinf.org)
  • These results help to elucidate the mechanisms underlying steroid feedback in vivo, since reduction in pituitary responsiveness to LHRH may play an important role in T feedback, while facilitation by E of both self-priming and desensitization may serve to increase the magnitude and shorten the duration of the proestrous LH surge. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Throughout, major emphasis is placed on pathological conditions, aiming at the many physiologists and developmental biologists who are familiar with the importance and mechanisms of hormone regulation but have a limited background in epigenetics. (researchandmarkets.com)
  • Understanding these pathophysiological states is not only important for revealing the etiology of the disorders but is also crucial for elucidating possible mechanisms of the normative state, which may be influenced by interactions between adrenal and gonadal hormones. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • These findings suggested that the microbial community plays an important role in the development of the host endocrine system for gonadal hormones and corticosterone, and odor preference in mice. (elsevier.com)
  • A marked reduction in milt and plasma hormones following cauterization of the olfactory nares indicates that olfactory stimuli play a role in mediating endocrine and spermiation responses to the nesting females. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Endocrine glands are ductless glands that produce and release hormones to the blood through diffusion. (amazonaws.com)
  • The present study investigates whether the oestrogenic endocrine disruptor 4- tert -octylphenol (4-tOP) or 17β-oestradiol (E 2 ) is accumulated in the viviparous fish the eelpout ( Zoarces viviparus ) and transferred to the embryos in ovario and subsequently affects embryonic development, including gonadal differentiation. (biologists.org)
  • Weintraub A, Eldar-Geva T. Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Determinations in the Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrine Practice. (medscape.com)
  • A steroid hormone used for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses and endocrine disorders associated with inadequate production of steroid hormones. (drugbank.ca)
  • The endocrine and/or metabolic consequences of long-term exposure to sex hormone-related compounds and their influence on the GH-liver axis are largely unknown. (elsevier.es)
  • Considerable data have been accumulated regarding the effect of naturally-occurring and synthetic sex steroids on glucose and insulin metabolism. (springer.com)
  • These effects are modulated by local metabolism of the hormones within the brain. (frontiersin.org)
  • Controlling or major regulatory hormones include PTH, calcitonin, and vitamin D. The image below reviews vitamin D metabolism. (medscape.com)
  • The concentration of a steroid in the circulation is determined by the rate at which it is secreted from glands, the rate of metabolism of precursor or prehormones into the steroid, and the rate at which it is extracted by tissues and metabolized. (wikipedia.org)
  • GH and sex hormones are critical regulators of body growth and composition, somatic development, intermediate metabolism, and sexual dimorphism. (elsevier.es)
  • Reduction in % BMC was associated with steroid usage but not with the magnitude of steroid dose, disease activity, or biochemical markers of bone metabolism. (bmj.com)
  • CYP1B1 is also implicated in the etiology of hormone-mediated tumors, as it is responsible for hormone metabolism and the formation of toxic metabolites from both endogenous and exogenous molecules ( 13 - 16 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • In addition to its relevance in cancer risk, CYP1B1 is involved in the metabolism of some clinically relevant anticancer agents used in the treatment of hormone-mediated cancers. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Our results demonstrated that AAI produces a high increase in plasma prolactin, corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone, ACTH), and cortisol in adults of both sexes, a decrease in luteinizing hormone levels only in men, an increase in dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEAS) and a contradictory behaviour of testosterone according to gender, with increased plasma testosterone in women and a decrease in men. (nih.gov)
  • Steroid Hormone Pathway , Sex Hormone Synthesis , Cortisol Synthesis , Aldosterone Synthesis II. (tripdatabase.com)
  • 5 - 14 For example, opioids decrease levels of the gonadal sex hormones, growth hormone, cortisol, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS). (jaoa.org)
  • Although these sex differences in cortisol seem to vary with type of stress exposure and/or pathophysiological status of the individual, other hormones may influence cortisol response. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Influencing hormones include thyroid hormones, growth hormone, and adrenal and gonadal steroids. (medscape.com)
  • Growth hormone (GH) indirectly (through insulin-like growth factors, IGFs) stimulates body cells to increase in size and divide. (amazonaws.com)
  • Steroids are known to affect bone mineralisation by a direct inhibitory action on osteoblast activity, reduction of intestinal absorption of calcium, stimulation of parathyroid hormone release, and by adverse effects on growth hormone action. (bmj.com)
  • Growth hormone releasing factor and growth hormone fall into this category -- being released in a pulse lasting for minutes in the middle of the night. (ceri.com)
  • Clinical implications of growth hormone-secreting tumor subtypes. (ucdenver.edu)
  • We aimed to study the possible roles of growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) in this growth pattern. (bmj.com)
  • Serum growth hormone and plasma IGF-I and IGFBP-3 concentrations were measured. (bmj.com)
  • 2 They may also have a risk of growth hormone deficiency as a consequence of various associated brain malformations. (bmj.com)
  • Initially, studying glucose tolerance in women treated with contraceptive steroids seemed to be a logical way to dissociate the effects of gonadal steroids from the metabolic effects of human placental lactogen during gestation. (springer.com)
  • Lewis, J.T., Foglia, V.G., Rodriguez, R.R.: The effects of steroids on the incidence of diabetes in rats after subtotal pancreatectomy. (springer.com)
  • For further information in this area, the reader is definitely referred to a number of excellent recent evaluations within the neuroprotective effects of gonadal steroids (Galea et al. (bioinf.org)
  • 2015). However, the influence of these steroid hormones on neural development, activity and survival are not limited to effects mediated via their respective steroid receptor systems. (bioinf.org)
  • Behavioral differences between male and female rats: effects of gonadal hormones on learning and memory. (nih.gov)
  • The organizational, activational and reorganizational effects of gonadal hormones have been extensively investigated with respect to sexual, aggressive and maternal behavior. (nih.gov)
  • The effects of gonadal hormones on nonreproductive behavior are not immediately obvious because of the fact that the behavioral effects of gonadal hormones on learning and memory have been investigated in a large number of unrelated experimental procedures. (nih.gov)
  • The present paper provides an organized overview of these different experimental procedures, summarizes the most important findings and discusses some of the variables which determine the effects of manipulations in gonadal hormones on learning and memory in male and female rats. (nih.gov)
  • Steroid effects were independent of both LHRH pulse amplitude and frequency. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Acute effects of testosterone infusion on the serum luteinizing hormone profile in eumenorrheic and polycystic ovary syndrome adolescents. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Effects of endogenous fluctuations in gonadal hormones on adult neurogenesis are observed across the seasons in meadow voles and during pregnancy and lactation in the rat dam. (nih.gov)
  • Clearly more work is needed to elucidate the effects of gonadal hormones on neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of both male and female rodents across the lifespan, especially if we are to use our knowledge of how adult neurogenesis is regulated to develop strategies to repair neuron loss in neurodegenerative diseases. (nih.gov)
  • In the current study, we address a series of fundamental questions regarding the effects of egg incubation heat, sex, and environmental quality on the expression of sex steroid receptor mRNA in the gonad. (techxprtz.com)
  • Evidence that norepinephrine and epinephrine systems mediate the stimulatory effects of ovarian hormones on luteinizing hormone and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. (springer.com)
  • Finally, sex differences in learning abilities, brain morphology, and/or in the effects of brain lesions can be reversed by manipulations of gonadal steroid hormones in animals or by normal fluctuation of sex hormones across the life span in humans. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although the majority of data pertaining to the effects of gonadal steroid hormones on learning abilities have been gathered in rodents, there is growing evidence for similar effects in primates, including humans. (encyclopedia.com)
  • His research has focused on the cellular processes behind how brain function and behavior are modified by steroid hormones, and his papers have covered topics such sex differences in the brain, the effects of hormones on rodent brains and behavior, and the effects of steroid hormones on social behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several factors have since been identified as contributing to the dimorphic effects of opioids, including sex differences in the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological characteristics of the descending inhibitory circuit and its modulation by gonadal steroids. (nature.com)
  • To evaluate the degree of knowledge, frequency of use, type of administration, adverse effects and source of information on female hormones in male transsexual persons. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Level of knowledge, quality of information received, acquisition source, and side effects of female hormones. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Only 11.8% of the participants obtained the hormones by medical prescription and had some knowledge about their effects. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Water-soluble hormones (all amino acid-based hormones except thyroid hormone) exert their effects through an intracellular second messenger that is activated when a hormone binds to a membrane receptor. (amazonaws.com)
  • Synergism occurs when more than one hormone produces the same effects in a target cell, and their combined effects are amplified (glucagon + epinephrine together stimulate more glucose release from the liver than when each acts alone). (amazonaws.com)
  • In: Salhanick H.A., Kipnis D.M., Wiele R.L.V. (eds) Metabolic Effects of Gonadal Hormones and Contraceptive Steroids. (springer.com)
  • In conclusion, this study indicates that the xeno-oestrogen 4-tOP can be transferred from the water via the mother fish to the ovarian fluid and can subsequently disturb the maternal-foetal trophic relationship and cause severe effects on embryonic development, including gonadal differentiation in ovario . (biologists.org)
  • In general, androgens are considered "male sex hormones", since they have masculinizing effects, while estrogens and progestogens are considered "female sex hormones" [5] although all types are present in each sex at different levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypokalemia produced different effects on steroid sex hormone concentrations in plasma and ovary in the mouse. (physiology.org)
  • In addition, examination of the maturation of these pathways including the functional importance of the organizational and activational effects of gonadal hormones on stress responsivity is essential for determination of when sex differences in stress sensitivity may begin. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Collaborative projects with other investigators at UCDHSC include the role of sex hormones in body weight distribution at menopause and sex hormone effects on HIV transmission and progression in women. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Testosterone is a steroid sex hormone indicated to treat primary hypogonadism and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. (rcsb.org)
  • These metabolites may provide a mechanism for modulating the responses to their precursor hormones, thereby providing a regulatory influence on cellular responses. (frontiersin.org)
  • Physiology is precursor for 5 steroid hormone classes Progestagens (e.g. (tripdatabase.com)
  • Pregnenolone is the precursor to gonadal steroid hormones and the adrenal corticosteroids. (drugbank.ca)
  • It is the immediate precursor of 5-alpha-pregnan-3-alpha-ol-20-one (ALLOPREGNANOLONE), a neuroactive steroid that binds with GABA(A) RECEPTOR. (umassmed.edu)
  • Over the past three decades, the actions of neurosteroid metabolites of gonadal steroid hormones that are synthesized in relatively high concentrations in the brain have received a great deal of attention, because of their capability to action through systems that both diverge and converge off their mother or father human hormones. (bioinf.org)
  • The enzymes essential for transformation of the principal gonadal steroid human hormones to various other biologically energetic metabolites can be found in the mind. (bioinf.org)
  • Lately, this hypothesis provides obtained added impetus in the recognition which the neuroprotective ramifications of steroids, whether synthesized or produced from peripheral steroidogenesis locally, could be augmented and varied through local transformation to metabolites with natural properties not the same as those of their mother or father human hormones. (bioinf.org)
  • Analysis of Ingredients of Supplements in the National Institutes of Health Supplement Database Marketed as Containing a Novel Alternative to Anabolic Steroids. (harvard.edu)
  • The CASTRO study: Unsafe sexual behaviors and illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men who use anabolic steroids. (harvard.edu)
  • Synthetic androgens are often referred to as anabolic steroids . (wikipedia.org)
  • To enhance the anabolic activity of androgens without increasing their masculinizing ability, anabolic steroids were developed. (britannica.com)
  • Most hormones are amino acid based, but gonadal and adrenocortical hormones are steroids, derived from cholesterol. (amazonaws.com)
  • An adrenocortical steroid that has modest but significant activities as a mineralocorticoid and a glucocorticoid. (drugbank.ca)
  • The adrenal cortex produces the adrenocortical hormones, which consist of the glucocorticoids and the mineralocorticoids . (britannica.com)
  • in particular, morphological organi- zation of the central nervous system and functional influence by neuroactive steroids , genes, and immune system are considered. (degruyter.com)
  • This raises the chance that gonadal steroid hormone-mediated neuroprotection, and sex distinctions in the introduction of neurodegenerative illnesses, may be influenced by neurosteroids that respond through distinct systems off their precursors. (bioinf.org)
  • Chua ME, Mendoza JS, Gaston MJ, Luna SL Jr, Morales ML Jr. Hormonal therapy using gonadotropin releasing hormone for improvement of fertility index among children with cryptorchidism: a meta-analysis and systematic review. (medscape.com)
  • According to Dr. Maestroni and colleagues, "Melatonin reverses the depression of antibody response induced by corticosterone" an adrenal stress hormone. (ceri.com)
  • Such control is necessary to maintain normal function, as several signaling pathways that are activated by gonadal steroid hormones in the brain can also become dysregulated in disease. (frontiersin.org)
  • Brain and gonadal aromatase activity and steroid hormone levels in female and polymorphic males of the peacock blenny Salaria pavo. (ualg.pt)
  • This local neurosteroidogenesis, combined with systemically-derived steroids that mix the blood-brain barrier, contribute to the importance of steroid hormones as modulators of neuronal function and survival. (bioinf.org)
  • Testosterone reversed the age-related increase in glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in the male rat cerebellum, a brain region not generally associated with gonadal steroid hormone sensitivity. (cdc.gov)
  • These data also suggest that reductions in circulating gonadal steroids during aging could render the brain more susceptible to neurodegeneration and that hormone replacement therapy might have value in neurodegenerative disease intervention. (cdc.gov)
  • It serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of HYDROCORTISONE and GONADAL STEROID HORMONES. (nih.gov)
  • Major pathways involved in the biosynthesis of steroid hormones. (britannica.com)
  • Larimer BM, Dubois F, Bloch E, Nesti S, Placzek M, Zadra G, Hooker JM, Loda M, Mahmood U. Specific 18F-FDHT Accumulation in Human Prostate Cancer Xenograft Murine Models Is Facilitated by Prebinding to Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin. (harvard.edu)
  • Steroid hormones are generally carried in the blood bound to specific carrier proteins such as sex hormone binding globulin or corticosteroid binding globulin. (bionity.com)
  • Hormones are long-distance chemical signals that are secreted by the cells to the extracellular fluid and regulate the metabolic functions of other cells. (amazonaws.com)
  • Several of the hormone-mediated cancers (breast, endometrial, ovarian, and prostate) represent major cancers in both incidence and mortality rates. (aacrjournals.org)
  • 2001). These initial findings suggested the biosynthetic pathways necessary to synthesize steroid hormones might be indicated within the nervous system. (bioinf.org)
  • These steroid hormones also rapidly increase intracellular calcium and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels and activate the protein kinase C (PKC) and protein kinase A (PKA) nongenomic pathways . (tripdatabase.com)
  • of the nongenomic pathways of the steroid hormones are unclear, and the relationship between the PKC and PKA pathways is also unclear. (tripdatabase.com)
  • What organelle is most important in the synthesis of steroids? (varsitytutors.com)
  • Since they are lipids, steroids are synthesized in the smooth endoplasmic reticulum, the site of lipid synthesis. (varsitytutors.com)
  • In contrast to the testes ( 25 ), several cell types in the ovary participate in the synthesis and release of steroids. (physiology.org)
  • [1] The sex hormones include the androgens , estrogens , and progestogens . (wikipedia.org)
  • Other contexts will include progestogens as a third class of sex steroids, distinct from androgens and estrogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Estrogens are one of the two types of female sex hormones. (britannica.com)
  • Incidence of hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria and related factors in patients treated with recombinant human parathyroid hormone (1-84). (medscape.com)
  • The parathyroid glands contain chief cells that secrete parathyroid hormone, or parathormone. (amazonaws.com)
  • Rough endoplasmic reticulum is used to produce proteins that will be secreted from the cell, including most peptide hormones. (varsitytutors.com)
  • Leptin is a key hormone that conveys to the central nervous system information about the individual energy reserve and modulates the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis. (frontiersin.org)
  • In response to physical or emotional stress, neuroendocrine cells within the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) release corticotropin-releasing hormone/factor and arginine vasopressin, which stimulates cells within the anterior pituitary to secrete adrenocorticotropin hormone. (deepdyve.com)
  • And finally, adrenal and gonadal steroids, along with pituitary hormones, provide feedback control to the hypothalamus. (ceri.com)
  • Thyroid hormone consists of two amine hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), that act on all body cells to increase basal metabolic rate and body heat production. (amazonaws.com)
  • The utility of the mouse kidney as a physiological tool for the study of the anabolic action of androgenic steroids is a reflection of the multiplicity of the metabolic responses of this organ to testosterone, its esters, and other androgens. (springer.com)
  • The metabolic clearance rate of a steroid is defined as the volume of blood that has been completely cleared of the hormone per unit time. (wikipedia.org)
  • At steady state, the amount of hormone entering the blood from all sources will be equal to the rate at which it is being cleared (metabolic clearance rate) multiplied by blood concentration (production rate = metabolic clearance rate × concentration). (wikipedia.org)
  • Circadian hormones serve to establish and resynchronize a 24-hour oscillation in metabolic activity which optimizes us for performance and survival. (ceri.com)
  • The disturbed hormone balance was enhanced by the significant changes in gene expression along the HPG axis. (blogspot.com)
  • It has been suggested that many known breast cancer risk factors may exert their effect via levels of endogenous sex hormones. (nih.gov)
  • These data suggest that breast cancer risk associated with measures of body size may be mediated, at least partially, by levels of endogenous sex hormones. (nih.gov)
  • Importantly, this technique is also applicable to humans, with analysis of elderly males undergoing sex steroid ablation therapy for prostatic carcinoma, demonstrating an increase in circulating T cell numbers, particularly naive (TREC + ) T cells. (jimmunol.org)
  • A 21-carbon steroid, derived from cholesterol and found in steroid hormone-producing tissues. (drugbank.ca)
  • All steroid hormones are derived from cholesterol . (britannica.com)
  • This hormone stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete LH and FSH. (jaoa.org)
  • In mice, the highest vascular density is localized to the rostral two-thirds of the PVN [13], which coincides with the majority of neuroendocrine neurons (i.e., corticotropin-releasing hormone/factor and arginine vasopressin) [15]. (deepdyve.com)
  • In addition, the results suggest that FSH may play a certain role as a luteotropic hormone in mice. (physiology.org)
  • Steroid Receptor Expression Detectable degrees of mRNA expression had been measured in ovaries and testes. (techxprtz.com)
  • they are secreted by three "steroid glands"-the adrenal cortex, testes , and ovaries -and during pregnancy by the placenta . (britannica.com)
  • These hormones often are classified according to the organs that synthesize them: the adrenal steroids are so called because they are secreted by the adrenal cortex , and the sex hormones are those produced by the ovaries and testes. (britannica.com)
  • Inhibition of gonadal steroid and pituitary hormones results in atrophy of testes and accessory sex organs, including prostate. (nih.gov)
  • Insulin is an anabolic hormone and will stimulate not only glucose uptake but also storage in the form of glycogen (glycogenesis), fat (lipogenesis) and amino acid incorporation into proteins (inhibits amino acid breakdown by liver to form new glucose molecules - gluconeogenesis). (amazonaws.com)
  • Circulating adrenocorticotropin hormone acts on specific steroidogenic cells within the adrenal gland to stimulate the release of glucocorticoids [4, 5] and is terminated by glucocorticoid activation of the glucocorticoid receptor at the level of the PVN and pituitary [4-6]. (deepdyve.com)
  • Hypothalamic hormones stimulate the pituitary to release hormones which then stimulate the adrenal glands. (ceri.com)