Chronic hyperandrogenemia in the presence and absence of a western-style diet impairs ovarian and uterine structure/function in young adult rhesus monkeys

Cecily V. Bishop, Emily C. Mishler, Diana L. Takahashi, Taylor E. Reiter, Kise R. Bond, Cadence A. True, Ov D. Slayden, Richard L. Stouffer

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    0.13). Ovarian size at menses tended to be greater in the WSD groups (P < 0.07) and antral follicles ¥1 mm were more numerous in the T+WSD group (P < 0.05). Also, females in T and T+WSD groups displayed polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) at greater frequency than C or WSD groups (P < 0.01). Progesterone (P4) levels during the luteal phase were reduced in the T+WSD group compared to C and T groups (P < 0.05). Blood volume (BV) and vascular flow (VF) within the corpus luteum was reduced in all treatment groups compared to C (P < 0.01, P = 0.03), with the WSD alone group displaying the slowest BV and VF (P < 0.05). C and WSD groups displayed endometrial glands at mid-luteal phase with low estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) and progesterone receptor (PGR) mRNA and immunohistochemical staining in the functionalis zone, but appreciable PGR in the stroma. In contrast, T and T+WSD treatment resulted in glands with less secretory morphology, high ESR1 expression in the glandular epithelium and low PGR in the stroma. Endometrial levels of TIMP3 and MMP26 mRNA and immunostaining were also decreased in the T and T+WSD groups, whereas AR expression was unchanged. LARGE SCALE DATA: None. LIMITATIONS, REASONS FOR CAUTION: Females are young adults, so effects could change as they reach prime reproductive age. The T level generated for hyperandrogenemia may be somewhat greater than the 3-4-fold increase observed in adolescent girls, but markedly less than those observed in male monkeys or adolescent boys. WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS: Alterations to ovarian and uterine structure-function observed in T and, in particular, T+WSD-treated female macaques are consistent with some of the features observed in women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and suggest impaired fertility. STUDY FUNDING/COMPETING INTEREST(S): Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number P50HD071836 (to RLS). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. Additional funding was provided by Office of the Director, NIH under Award Number P51OD011092 (Support for National Primate Research Center). Authors declare no competing interests.]]>

    LanguageEnglish (US)
    Pages128-139
    Number of pages12
    JournalHuman Reproduction
    Volume33
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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    Macaca mulatta
    Young Adult
    Obesity
    Diet
    Luteal Phase
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
    Progesterone Receptors
    Blood Vessels
    Menarche
    Follicular Phase
    Menstruation
    Estrogen Receptor alpha
    Corpus Luteum
    Macaca
    Menstrual Cycle
    Blood Volume
    Serum
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
    Hormones

    Keywords

    • hyperandrogenemia
    • obesity
    • PCOS
    • rhesus macaque
    • western-style diet

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    • Reproductive Medicine
    • Rehabilitation
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Chronic hyperandrogenemia in the presence and absence of a western-style diet impairs ovarian and uterine structure/function in young adult rhesus monkeys. / Bishop, Cecily V.; Mishler, Emily C.; Takahashi, Diana L.; Reiter, Taylor E.; Bond, Kise R.; True, Cadence A.; Slayden, Ov D.; Stouffer, Richard L.

    In: Human Reproduction, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 128-139.

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