Patricia Bedecarrás

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(AMH/MIS) was first suggested by Jost, more than Four decades before this gonadal glycoprotein was purified and its gene and promoter sequenced. In mammals, AMH expression is triggered by SOX9 in Sertoli cells at the onset of testicular differentiation, and regulated by SF1, GATA factors, WT1, DAX1 and FSH. Ovarian granulosa cells also secrete AMH from late(More)
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) production by testicular Sertoli cells is high before puberty and can be further induced by FSH. Our objective was to delineate the mechanisms by which FSH stimulates AMH production. Assay of serum AMH levels and histological morphometric analysis in prepubertal FSH-deficient transgenic mice showed that serum AMH and testicular(More)
CONTEXT Isolated hypospadias may result from impaired testicular function or androgen end-organ defects or, alternatively, from hormone-independent abnormalities of morphogenetic events responsible for urethral seam. OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate the relative prevalence of hormone-dependent etiologies in boys with isolated hypospadias. DESIGN,(More)
In Sertoli cells, anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) expression is upregulated by FSH via cyclic AMP (cAMP), although no classical cAMP response elements exist in the AMH promoter. The response to cAMP involves NF-κB and AP2; however, targeted mutagenesis of their binding sites in the AMH promoter do not completely abolish the response. In this work we assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE SHBG is a circulating glycoprotein that binds dihydrotestosterone, testosterone and oestradiol with high affinity and low capacity. In girls, serum concentrations of SHBG gradually decrease with age due to a true fall in concentration and not to a change in the binding characteristics. The aim of our study was to determine the pattern of serum(More)
OBJECTIVE Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin B are reliable markers of Sertoli cell function. The aim of the present study was to assess the functional state of Sertoli cells in order to detect early changes in the testicular function of prepubertal and pubertal patients with untreated grade II or III varicocele. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Seven(More)
Liver sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) biosynthesis is regulated by triiodothyronine (T3). This regulation is responsible for increased serum SHBG concentrations in hyperthyroid states. However, in hypothyroidism, normal SHBG levels are frequently found. To understand this we have characterized circulating SHBG isoforms according to their sialic acid(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 objective of this study was to describe the maturational changes observed in the seminiferous tubules of the monkey Cebus apella, a New World primate species, from birth to the end of puberty. Nineteen animals were subdivided into four groups: neonatal (1-40 days), infantile (4 months to 1 yr), early pubertal (1 yr, 8 months to 2 yr, 9 months), and late(More)