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SRD5A2 gene polymorphisms affect the risk of breast cancer.
Breast
PUBLISHED: 06-07-2013
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Androgens in breast cancer have been studied alone and in correlation with estrogens as estrogen to testosterone ratio. 5-?-reductase is one of the important enzymes participating in androgen metabolism, which affects androgen activity by affecting conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. We hypothesized that polymorphisms in the SRD5A2 gene (encoding 5-?-reductase) may affect breast cancer risk by affecting total androgen activity. Complete coding region of the SRD5A2 gene was sequenced in a group of 628 patients and 244 control samples from three southern states (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka) of India. We observed three common polymorphisms in this gene; namely, A49T, V89L, and (TA)n repeats. A49T locus was monomorphic in the study population, but V89L showed a strong correlation with breast cancer (P = 0.03, OR = 1.40, CI = 1.02-1.91). (TA)0/(TA)9 and (TA)9/(TA)9 genotypes were at a lower risk of breast cancer (P = 0.01, OR = 0.64, CI = 0.46-0.90). We conclude that SRD5A2 genotypes significantly affect breast cancer risk in the South Indian populations.
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Mucuna pruriens and its major constituent L-DOPA recover spermatogenic loss by combating ROS, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-22-2013
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The Ayurvedic medicinal system claims Mucuna pruriens (MP) to possess pro-male fertility, aphrodisiac and adaptogenic properties. Some scientific evidence also supports its pro-male fertility properties; however, the mechanism of its action is not yet clear. The present study aimed at demonstrating spermatogenic restorative efficacy of MP and its major constituent L-DOPA (LD), and finding the possible mechanism of action thereof in a rat model.
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Significant impact of the MTHFR polymorphisms and haplotypes on male infertility risk.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2013
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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) converts 5,10-methylene tetrahydrofolate to 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate and affects the activity of cellular cycles participating in nucleotide synthesis, DNA repair, genome stability, maintenance of methyl pool, and gene regulation. Genetically compromised MTHFR activity has been suggested to affect male fertility. The objective of the present study was to find the impact on infertility risk of c.203G>A, c.1298A>C, and c.1793G>A polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene.
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