Luz Andreone

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BACKGROUND Premature ovarian failure (POF) is characterized by hypergonadotropic amenorrhoea before the age of 40. Inhibin alpha-subunit (INHalpha) gene is proposed as a candidate gene due to its role in negative feedback control of FSH. METHODS Polymorphism -16C>T of INHalpha gene was studied in 61 POF patients and 82 controls above 40 years old (C >(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between somatolactin (SL) expressing cells and the reproductive status in a multiple spawning fish, the pejerrey Odontesthes bonariensis. Somatolactin cells were identified in adults of both sexes by immunocytochemistry using a heterologous piscine antiserum. The area of the cells that showed(More)
CONTEXT Newborns with ambiguous genitalia or males with nonpalpable gonads usually require an early assessment of the presence and functional state of testicular tissue. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to characterize the precise ontogeny of the serum patterns of gonadotropins, testosterone, anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), and inhibins in normal newborn boys.(More)
OBJECTIVE To precisely characterize the chronology of testicular endocrine function impairment during childhood and adolescence in patients with Klinefelter syndrome. Design Retrospective chart review. Patients A total of 29 boys with Klinefelter syndrome with up to 12.3 years follow-up. MEASUREMENTS Clinical features and serum hormone levels were(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse the biological response to different recombinant human FSH (rhFSH) glycosylation variants on the endocrine activity and gene expression at whole-genome scale in human granulosa-like tumor cell line, KGN. The effects of differences in rhFSH sialylation and oligosaccharide complexity were determined on steroid hormone and(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the endocrine activity of cultured early antral follicles (EAF) isolated from prepubertal diethylstilbestrol-treated rats. The effect of steroidogenic substrates and FSH on steroid, inhibin A and B, Pro-alphaC and activin A production was evaluated. Androsterone was the predominant steroid produced by EAF. The(More)
Granulosa cell (GC) inhibin A and B production is regulated by FSH and gonadal factors. This gonadotrophin is released as a mixture of glycoforms, which induce different biological responses in vivo and in vitro. Our aim was to determine the effect of recombinant human FSH (rhFSH) glycosylation variants on inhibin A and B production by rat GCs. Preparative(More)
OBJECTIVE X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita (AHC, OMIM 300200) due to mutations in the DAX-1 gene is frequently associated to hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HHG, OMIM 238320). Clinical variants with delayed-onset have been recognized. The objective of this study is to assess Sertoli cell function throughout pubertal development in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND: Premature ovarian failure (POF) is characterized by hypergonadotropic amenorrhoea before the age of 40. Inhibin -subunit (INH ) gene is proposed as a candidate gene due to its role in negative feedback control of FSH. METHODS: Polymorphism –16C>T of INH gene was studied in 61 POF patients and 82 controls above 40 years old (C > 40). Substitution(More)
We aimed to describe the functional changes of Sertoli cells, based on the measurement of serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin B during treatment with GnRHa and after its withdrawal in boys with central precocious puberty. Six boys aged 0.8 to 5.5 yr were included. AMH was low at diagnosis in patients >1 yr but within the normal range in younger(More)