Sergio E Recabarren

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the peripheral serum androgen concentrations in normal and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) women during pregnancy, in order to establish if PCOS may induce gestational hyperandrogenism and therefore constitute a potential source of androgen excess for the fetus. METHODS Twenty pregnant PCOS (PPCOS) women(More)
The reproductive system is extremely susceptible to insults from exposure to exogenous steroids during development. Excess prenatal testosterone exposure programs neuroendocrine, ovarian, and metabolic deficits in the female, features seen in women with polycystic ovary disease. The objective of this study was to determine whether prenatal testosterone(More)
Exposure to excess testosterone (T) during fetal life has a profound impact on the metabolic and reproductive functions in the female's postnatal life. However, less is known about the effects of excess testosterone in males. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact (consequences) of an excess of T during fetal development on mature male(More)
BACKGROUND A relationship between reduced fetal growth and the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been proposed in girls with PCOS. However, the birth weight in the offspring of PCOS mothers has not been systematically investigated. The aim of this study was to establish the birth weight of newborns of mothers with PCOS and to compare it with a control(More)
CONTEXT Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is produced by the granulosa cells and reflects follicular development. Adult women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have increased levels of AMH associated with an excessive number of growing follicles. However, it is not known whether these abnormalities are present before the clinical onset of PCOS. OBJECTIVE(More)
Prenatally testosterone (T)-treated female sheep exhibit ovarian and endocrinological features that resemble those of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which include luteinizing hormone excess, polyfollicular ovaries, functional hyperandrogenism, and anovulation. In this study, we determined the developmental impact of prenatal T treatment on(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy of reproductive-aged women and is exacerbated by obesity. Exposure of ewes to excess testosterone (T) from d 30-90 of gestation culminates in anovulation, functional hyperandrogenism, LH excess, and polyfollicular ovaries, features similar to those of women with PCOS, with some reproductive(More)
CONTEXT An important proportion of male members of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) families exhibit insulin resistance and related metabolic defects. However, the reproductive phenotypes in first-degree male relatives of PCOS women have been described less often. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the pituitary-testicular function in(More)
In this study the role of gonadotropins for the induction of ovarian tumors in rats was examined. The rats were castrated and one ovary was transplanted under the splenic capsule. Rats remained untreated or received a GnRH analog for gonadotropin suppression either immediately, 90 or 180 days after castration. Under these conditions the untreated rats(More)
Findings discussed in this review stress the importance of normal estrogen and androgen signaling at appropriate developmental time points in maintaining normal phenotypic expression, reproductive and metabolic function and document how inappropriate steroid signaling, at inopportune times can have undesirable outcomes. For example, inappropriate(More)