Stefan Alexander Wudy

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Information on the urinary excretion of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its direct metabolites is scarce for healthy subjects during growth. We used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry urinary steroid profiling to noninvasively study adrenarchal metabolome in 400 healthy subjects, aged 3-18 yr. Urinary 24-h excretion rates of DHEA did not increase(More)
Using routine stable isotope dilution/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, androstanediol, and 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone have been profiled in amniotic fluid of midgestation in 77 normal fetuses and 38 untreated or dexamethasone-treated fetuses at risk for 21-hydroxylase(More)
CONTEXT P450 oxidoreductase deficiency (PORD) is a unique congenital adrenal hyperplasia variant that manifests with glucocorticoid deficiency, disordered sex development (DSD), and skeletal malformations. No comprehensive data on genotype-phenotype correlations in Caucasian patients are available. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to establish(More)
Hyperandrogenism, a main clinical feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is thought to result from enhanced ovarian and adrenal androgen generation. To investigate the contribution of peripheral steroidogenesis, we used an oral challenge with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and analyzed its downstream conversion toward androgens in eight women with PCOS(More)
GH secretagogue receptor (GHSR, ghrelin receptor) is involved in regulation of body weight and GH secretion. We initially analyzed two single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the GHSR in up to 184 extremely obese children and adolescents and up to 184 healthy underweight students. The frequency of the 171T allele of rs495225 was higher in our obese samples(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible contribution of plasma cortisol and growth hormone (GH) as reflected by insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)/insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) on insulin action in short-statured children. METHODS In this study, insulin resistance (HOMA) was determined in 34 normal short-statured (age 9.4 +/- 3.5(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Steroid 5alpha-reductase deficiency (MIM*607306) caused by mutations in the SRD5A2 gene is characterized by a predominantly female phenotype at birth and significant virilization at puberty. The undermasculinization at birth results from low dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels during fetal development as the type 2 isoenzyme activity is(More)
CONTEXT Whether adrenarche impacts on pubertal development is controversial. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the associations of adrenal androgen (AA) secretion with early and late pubertal markers, independent of potential influences of dietary animal protein intake. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS This was a prospective cohort study of(More)
ABSTRACT: Using stable isotope dilution/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (ID/GC-MS), a physicochemical method, we have profiled the plasma steroids 17α-hydroxyprogesterone, 4-androstenedione, and testosterone in normal children of various age groups. Comparison of our values with those obtained by direct immunologic assays and those using an extraction(More)
A method for the determination of testosterone in human hair by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using d3-testosterone as internal standard is described. Our method consisted of alkaline digestion, fast liquid-liquid extraction, LH-20 chromatography and derivatization with heptafluorobutyric anhydride. Quantification was achieved by selected ion(More)