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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093310/effects-of-glucose-and-insulin-administration-on-glucose-transporter-expression-in-the-north-pacific-spiny-dogfish-squalus-suckleyi
#1
Courtney A Deck, W Gary Anderson, Patrick J Walsh
Elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) are a primarily carnivorous group of fish, consuming few carbohydrates. Further, they tend to exhibit delayed responses to glucose and insulin administration in vivo relative to mammals, leading to a presumption of glucose-intolerance. To investigate the glucoregulatory capabilities of the spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi), plasma glucose concentration, muscle and liver glycogen content, and glucose transporter (glut1 and 4) mRNA levels were measured following intra-arterial administration of bovine insulin (10 ng kg(-1)) or an approximate doubling of fasting plasma glucose concentration...
January 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087301/molecular-characterization-and-quantification-of-estrogen-receptors-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus
#2
Peng Hu, Zheng Meng, Yudong Jia
Estrogens regulate various reproductive processes via estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling pathway in vertebrates. In this study, full-length sequences coding for ERα, ERβ1 and ERβ2 were isolated from female turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) by homology cloning and a strategy based on rapid amplification of cDNA end-polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR). The nucleotide and amino acid sequences of turbot ERs showed high homologies with the corresponding sequences of other fish species and significant homology with the Japaenese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) and the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)...
January 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087300/mutual-regulation-by-gnrh-and-kisspeptin-of-their-receptor-expression-and-its-impact-on-the-gene-expression-of-gonadotropin-subunits
#3
Tselmeg Mijiddorj, Haruhiko Kanasaki, Unurjargal Sukhbaatar, Aki Oride, Tomomi Hara, Satoru Kyo
Hypothalamic kisspeptin plays a pivotal role in the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis by stimulating gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release into the portal circulation, with the subsequent release of gonadotropins. Kisspeptin and its receptor, the kisspeptin 1 receptor (Kiss1R), are also expressed in the pituitary gland. This study demonstrates the interaction between GnRH and kisspeptin within the pituitary gonadotrophs by altering their individual receptor expression. Our results show that kisspeptin and Kiss1R are expressed in the mouse pituitary gonadotroph cell line LβT2...
January 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081966/npy-up-regulation-in-the-tadpole-brain-of-euphlyctis-cyanophlyctis-during-osmotic-stress
#4
Elizabeth Heigrujam, Ishfaq Ali, Shobha Bhargava
Most of the amphibians breed in temporary ponds vulnerable to occasional desiccation, thus, leaving their larvae exposed to stressful fluctuations in various environmental parameters including salinity. These animals possess a well suited central adaptive mechanism to adapt to these alterations. Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a 36 amino acid neurotransmitter, has been reported to antagonize various neuropsychological consequences of stress within the mammalian brain. Osmotic regulation of NPY in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial pathway of mammalian brain is also known...
January 9, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069424/different-regulation-of-insulin-on-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-in-2-strains-of-gibel-carp
#5
Junyan Jin, Xiaoming Zhu, Dong Han, Yunxia Yang, Haokun Liu, Shouqi Xie
To test the hypothesis that response to insulin by regulating glucose and lipid metabolism in gibel carp A strain may be different from that in DT strain, bovine insulin was injected into both strains of gibel carp after previous fasting for 48 h. The results showed that insulin induced hypoglycemia at 3 h in 2 strains, and that this was coupled with increased expression of glucose transporters (GLUT2 in the liver and GLUT1, GLUT4 in the muscle) and glycolytic enzyme (HK2 in the muscle) in both strains. Insulin induced increased glycolysis (GK) and fatty acid oxidation (ACO3 in the liver and CPT1a, ACO3 in the muscle) in the DT strain...
January 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069423/identification-and-characterization-of-pyrokinin-and-capa-peptides-and-corresponding-gpcrs-from-spotted-wing-drosophila-drosophila-suzukii
#6
Man-Yeon Choi, Seung-Joon Ahn, A Young Kim, Youngho Koh
The family of FXPRLamide peptides serves as a major insect hormone. It is characterized by a core active amino acid sequence conserved at the C-terminal ends, and provides various physiological roles across the Insecta. In this study we identified and characterized pyrokinin (PK) and Capa cDNAs encoding two FXPRLamide peptides, pyrokinin and CAPA-DH (diapause hormone), and two corresponding G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) from spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii. Expressions of PK and CAPA mRNAs were differentially observed during all life stages except the embryo, and the detection of CAPA transcription was relatively strong compared with the PK gene in SWD...
January 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069422/identification-of-ecdysteroid-receptor-mediated-signaling-pathways-in-the-hepatopancreas-of-the-red-swamp-crayfish-procambarus-clarkii
#7
Baojian Zhu, Lin Tang, Yingying Yu, Huimin Yu, Lei Wang, Cen Qian, Guoqing Wei, Chaoliang Liu
The hepatopancreas of crustaceans plays an important role in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, digestion of food, and biogenesis. In this study, the hepatopancreas transcriptome from the red crayfish Procambarus clarkii was characterized for the first time using high-throughput sequencing, producing approximately 41.4 million reads were obtained. After de novo assembly, 57,363 unigenes with an average length of 725bp were identified, Gene Ontology analysis categorized 22,580 as being involved in biological processes, among which metabolic process and cellular process groups were the most highly enriched...
January 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065737/osmoregulatory-role-of-vasotocinergic-and-isotocinergic-systems-in-the-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-l
#8
Juan Miguel Mancera, Gonzalo Martínez-Rodríguez, Arleta Krystyna Skrzynska, Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha
Gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata L., is an important fish species for the Mediterranean aquaculture and is considered a good model for studying the osmoregulatory process, due to its capacity to cope with great changes in environmental salinity (5-60 ‰). Our group studied the osmoregulatory role of different endocrine systems in this species, focusing on the vasotocinergic and isotocinergic systems over several years. For this purpose, the cDNAs coding for pro-vasotocin (pro-vt), pro-isotocin (pro-it), two arginine vasotocin (AVT) receptors (avtr v1a2- and v2-types) and one IT receptor (itr) were cloned...
January 5, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062303/purification-and-characterization-of-bioactive-peptides-ryamide-and-cchamide-in-the-kuruma-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus
#9
Tohru Mekata, Tomoya Kono, Jun Satoh, Morikatsu Yoshida, Kenji Mori, Takahiro Sato, Mikiya Miyazato, Takanori Ida
To understand the regulation systems of appetite, bioactive peptides from the kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus (Mj) were isolated and purified by reverse pharmacological assays using CHO cells expressing the Drosophila melanogaster G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) CG5811 (a RYamide receptor) or CG14593 (a CCHamide-2 receptor). Four peptides having binding activity to GPCRs were obtained and named Mj RYamide-1, Mj RYamide-2, Mj RYamide-3, and Mj CCHamide. Genes encoding the prepropeptides of these peptides were identified using kuruma shrimp transcriptome databases...
January 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062307/transcriptional-regulation-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-subunit-in-marmoset-by-an-alternate-distal-promoter
#10
Susha S Kutteyil, Bhakti R Pathak, Smita D Mahale
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is essential for mammalian folliculogenesis and spermatogenesis. Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a New World primate which exhibits an unusual FSH profile across the ovarian cycle with a mid-follicular FSH peak that is not observed in Catarrhini primates like humans. Since transcription of FSH β-subunit gene (FSHβ) is a rate-limiting step in the production of mature FSH, this study aimed to investigate the regulation of marmoset FSHβ gene expression in comparison to human...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062306/platypus-and-opossum-calcitonins-exhibit-strong-activities-even-though-they-belong-to-mammals
#11
Teruhito Yamashita, Nobuyuki Udagawa, Gnanasagar Janardhanan Thirukonda, Shunsuke Uehara, Hirose Yamauchi, Nobuo Suzuki, Feng Li, Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Naoyuki Takahashi
In mammalian assay systems, calcitonin peptides of non-mammalian species exhibit stronger activity than those of mammals. Recently, comparative analyses of a wide-range of species revealed that platypus and opossum, which diverged early from other mammals, possess calcitonins that are more similar in amino acid sequence to those of non-mammals than mammals. We herein determined whether platypus and opossum calcitonins exhibit similar biological activities to those of non-mammalian calcitonins using an assay of actin ring formation in mouse osteoclasts...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062305/involvement-of-second-messengers-in-the-signaling-pathway-of-vitellogenesis-inhibiting-hormone-and-their-effects-on-vitellogenin-mrna-expression-in-the-whiteleg-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#12
Sun-Hye Bae, Tomoyuki Okutsu, Naoaki Tsutsui, Bong Jung Kang, Hsiang-Yin Chen, Marcy N Wilder
We incubated fragments of Litopenaeus vannamei ovary to investigate second messengers involved in the regulation of vitellogenin (vg) mRNA levels. The use of 100 nM recombinant vitellogenesis-inhibiting hormone (VIH) (corresponding to recombinant L. vannamei sinus gland peptide-G: rLiv-SGP-G) significantly reduced vg mRNA expression in sub-adults after 8 h incubation to less than 20% of the control. The concentration of intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) increased 3.2-fold relative to the control after 2 h incubation with rLiv-SGP-G...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062304/duplication-of-dio3-genes-in-teleost-fish-and-their-divergent-expression-in-skin-during-flatfish-metamorphosis
#13
R N Alves, J C R Cardoso, T Harboe, R S T Martins, M Manchado, B Norberg, D M Power
Deiodinase 3 (Dio3) plays an essential role during early development in vertebrates by controlling tissue thyroid hormone (TH) availability. The Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) possesses duplicate dio3 genes (dio3a and dio3b). Expression analysis indicates that dio3b levels change in abocular skin during metamorphosis and this suggests that this enzyme is associated with the divergent development of larval skin to the juvenile phenotype. In larvae exposed to MMI, a chemical that inhibits TH production and blocks metamorphosis, expression of dio3b in ocular skin is significantly up-regulated suggesting that THs normally modulate this genes expression during this developmental event...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062302/calcitonin-typical-suppression-of-osteoclastic-activity-by-amphioxus-calcitonin-superfamily-peptides-and-insights-into-the-evolutionary-conservation-and-diversity-of-their-structures
#14
Toshio Sekiguchi, Akira Shiraishi, Honoo Satake, Kenji Kuwasako, Hiroki Takahashi, Masayuki Sato, Makoto Urata, Shuichi Wada, Masato Endo, Takahiro Ikari, Atsuhiko Hattori, Ajai K Srivastav, Nobuo Suzuki
Calcitonin (CT) is a hormone that decreases serum calcium level by suppressing osteoclastic activity in the vertebrate bone. In vertebrates, the structure-function relationship of CTs has been studied extensively. We recently identified three CT superfamily peptides, Bf-CTFP1 to 3, and clarified the molecular and functional characteristics of their receptor and receptor activity-modifying protein in amphioxus, Branchiostoma floridae. However, the CT activity of Bf-CTFPs has yet to be investigated. In the present study, a functional analysis of Bf-CTFPs was performed using goldfish scales having both osteoclasts and osteoblasts...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062301/evolution-of-specificity-in-cartilaginous-fish-glycoprotein-hormones-and-receptors
#15
Hanna B Buechi, Jamie T Bridgham
Glycoprotein hormones (GpH) interact very specifically with their receptors to mediate hypothalamic - pituitary - peripheral gland endocrine signaling. Vertebrates typically have three functionally distinct GpH endocrine signaling complexes: follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and thyroid-stimulating hormone, and their receptors. Each hormone consists of a common α subunit bound to one of three different β subunits. Individual hormone subunits and receptors are present in genomes of early metazoans, and a subset of hormone subunits and receptors has been recently characterized in sea lamprey...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041791/activity-of-etv5a-and-etv5b-genes-in-the-hypothalamus-of-fasted-zebrafish-is-influenced-by-serotonin
#16
Alejandro S Mechaly, Ebony Richardson, Silke Rinkwitz
Serotonin has been implicated in the inhibition of food intake in vertebrates. However, the mechanisms through which serotonin acts has yet to be elucidated. Recently, ETV5 (ets variant gene 5) has been associated with obesity and food intake control mechanisms in mammals. We have analyzed a putative physiological function of the two etv5 paralogous genes (etv5a and etv5b) in neuronal food intake control in adult zebrafish that have been exposed to different nutritional conditions. A feeding assay was established and fluoxetine, a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI), was applied...
December 29, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041790/impairment-of-microvascular-angiogenesis-is-associated-with-delay-in-prostatic-development-in-rat-offspring-of-maternal-protein-malnutrition
#17
Ketlin T Colombelli, Sérgio A A Santos, Ana C L Camargo, Flávia B Constantino, Caroline N Barquilha, Jaqueline C Rinaldi, Sérgio L Felisbino, Luis A Justulin
Experimental data demonstrated the negative impact of maternal protein malnutrition (MPM) on rat prostate development, but the mechanism behind the impairment of prostate growth has not been well understood. Male Sprague Dawley rats, borned to dams fed a normal protein diet (CTR group, 17% protein diet), were compared with those borned from dams fed a low protein diet (6% protein diet) during gestation (GLP group) or gestation and lactation (GLLP). The ventral prostate lobes (VP) were removed at post-natal day (PND) 10 and 21, and analyzed via different methods...
December 29, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039067/prenatal-betaine-exposure-alleviates-corticosterone-induced-inhibition-of-cyp27a1-expression-in-the-liver-of-juvenile-chickens-associated-with-its-promoter-dna-methylation
#18
Yun Hu, Qinwei Sun, Yibo Zong, Jie Liu, Abdulrahman A Idriss, Nagmeldin A Omer, Ruqian Zhao
Sterol 27-hydroxylase (CYP27A1) plays an important role in cholesterol homeostasis by degrading cholesterol to bile acids. Betaine can alleviate high-fat diet-induced hepatic cholesterol accumulation and maternal betaine treatment programs the hepatic expression of CYP27A1 in offspring. Excessive corticosterone (CORT) exposure causes hepatic cholesterol deposition in chickens, yet it remains unknown whether prenatal betaine modulates CORT-induced cholesterol accumulation in chicken liver later in life and whether it involves epigenetic gene regulation of CYP27A1...
December 27, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039066/estrogen-levels-influence-medullary-bone-quantity-and-density-in-female-house-finches-and-pine-siskins
#19
Maria E Squire, Megan K Veglia, Kevin A Drucker, Kathleen Brazeal, Thomas P Hahn, Heather E Watts
Medullary bone, a non-structural osseous tissue, serves as a temporary storage site for calcium that is needed for eggshell production in a number of avian species. Previous research focusing primarily on domesticated species belonging to the Anseriformes, Galliformes, and Columbiformes has indicated that rising estrogen levels are a key signal stimulating medullary bone formation; Passeriformes (which constitute over half of extant bird species and are generally small) have received little attention. In the current study, we examined the influence of estrogen on medullary bone and cortical bone in two species of Passeriformes: the Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) and the House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)...
December 27, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027903/seasonal-changes-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-gene-expression-of-star-protein-steroidogenic-enzymes-and-sex-hormone-receptors-in-the-frog-brain
#20
Alessandra Santillo, Sara Falvo, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, Gabriella Chieffi Baccari
The brain of amphibians contains all the key enzymes of steroidogenesis and has a high steroidogenic activity. In seasonally-breeding amphibian species brain steroid levels fluctuate synchronously with the reproductive cycle. Here we report a study of gene expression of StAR protein, key steroidogenic enzymes and sex hormone receptors in the telencephalon (T) and diencephalon-mesencephalon (D-M) of male and female reproductive and post-reproductive Pelophylax esculentus, a seasonally breeding anuran amphibian...
December 24, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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