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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782841/alternative-splicing-of-gnrh2-and-gnrh2-associated-peptide-plays-roles-in-gonadal-differentiation-of-the-rice-field-eel-monopterus-albus
#1
Ke Feng, Hongrui Luo, Mingxi Hou, Yongming Li, Ji Chen, Zuoyan Zhu, Wei Hu
The rice field eel, Monopterus albus, is a protogynous hermaphrodite fish, in which the gonads are initially female ovaries which then transform into male testes. The exact mechanisms governing sex reversal in the rice field eel are unknown. In this study, a novel alternative splicing variant of GnRH2 (GnRH2-SV), retaining the second intron, was discovered in the gonad of the rice field eel. Compared to GnRH2, GnRH2-SV may give rise to a novel truncated GnRH2-associated peptide (New GAP2). The normal transcript of GnRH2 was primarily expressed in the brain, and could also be detected in the liver, spleen, ovary, and testis...
May 18, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782840/docosahexaenoic-acid-induces-ppar%C3%AE-dependent-preadipocytes-apoptosis-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#2
Ai Jin, Xiao-Chen Shi, Yangyang Liu, Jian Sun, Hong Ji
Our previous study showed that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) plays an important role in decreasing lipid accumulation by inducing apoptosis of the adipocytes in grass carp. However, the mechanism involved remains unclear. DHA has been reported as the natural ligand of PPARγ. The present study aimed to assess whether PPARγ mediates the pro-apoptotic effects by DHA. Adipocytes of grass carp were cultured until 2 days post-confluence and were treated with DHA at various concentrations-0, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 400 μmol/L for 24 h and at 200 μmol/L for various time periods (0, 12, 24, and 48 h, respectively)...
May 18, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782839/different-regulation-of-cortisol-and-corticosterone-in-the-subterranean-rodent-ctenomys-talarum-responses-to-dexamethasone-angiotensin-ii-potassium-and-diet
#3
Federico Vera, C Daniel Antenucci, Roxana R Zenuto
When harmful environmental stimuli occur, glucocorticoids (GCs), cortisol and corticosterone are currently used to evaluate stress status in vertebrates, since their secretions are primarily associated to an increased activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. To advance in our comprehension about GCs regulation, we evaluated the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum to assess cortisol and corticosterone response to (1) the negative feedback of the HPA axis using the dexamethasone (DEX) suppression test, (2) angiotensin II (Ang II), (3) potassium (K+ ) intake, and (4) different diets (vegetables, grasses, acute fasting)...
May 18, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782838/non-invasive-assessment-of-glucocorticoid-and-androgen-metabolite-levels-in-cooperatively-breeding-damaraland-mole-rats-fukomys-damarensis
#4
Katarina Medger, Nigel C Bennett, Heike Lutermann, Andre Ganswindt
Dominant females of cooperative breeding species often use aggression to suppress reproduction of subordinate females, resulting in subordinates experiencing stress-related increases in glucocorticoid levels, which may cause reproductive down-regulation. This would suggest a general pattern with higher glucocorticoid levels in subordinate compared to dominant individuals; however, the opposite was found in a number of cooperatively breeding species. Furthermore, breeding females of the cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis) exhibit very high androgen concentrations during the wet season, presumably to support their breeding monopoly...
May 18, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782837/phenylalanine-and-tryptophan-stimulate-gastrin-and-somatostatin-secretion-and-h-k-atpase-activity-in-pigs-through-calcium-sensing-receptor
#5
Yihan Xian, Xiuying Zhao, Chao Wang, Cuicui Kang, Liren Ding, Weiyun Zhu, Suqin Hang
In rodents and humans, aromatic amino acids increase gut hormone secretion and H+ -K+ -ATPase activity by modulating calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR). However, the role of CaSR and its related signaling molecules in amino acid-induced gut hormone secretion in swine has not been investigated. Here, we examined whether a CaSR-dependent pathway modulated gastrin and somatostatin (SS) secretion and H+ -K+ -ATPase activity in pigs. Perfusion of pig stomach tissues in the presence of extracellular 80 mM l-phenylalanine (Phe) or 20 mM l-tryptophan (Trp) and a CaSR agonist cinacalcet triggered gastrin and SS secretion and H+ -K+ -ATPase activity (P < 0...
May 18, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778442/developmental-profiles-of-progesterone-receptor-transcripts-and-molecular-responses-to-gestagen-exposure-during-silurana-tropicalis-early-development
#6
Paisley Thomson, Valerie S Langlois
Environmental gestagens are an emerging class of contaminants that have been recently measured in surface water and can interfere with reproduction in aquatic vertebrates. Gestagens include endogenous progestogens, such as progesterone (P4), which bind P4-receptors and have critically important roles in vertebrate physiology and reproduction. Gestagens also include synthetic progestins, which are components of human and veterinary drugs, such as melengestrol acetate (MGA). Endogenous progestogens are essential in the regulation of reproduction in mammalian species, but the role of P4 in amphibian larval development remains unclear...
May 17, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777689/forever-young-endocrinology-of-paedomorphosis-in-the-mexican-axolotl-ambystoma-mexicanum
#7
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Bert De Groef, Sylvia V H Grommen, Veerle M Darras
The Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a salamander species that does not undergo metamorphosis, resulting in the retention of juvenile characteristics in the mature breeding stage (paedomorphosis). Here we review the endocrinological studies investigating the proximate cause of axolotl paedomorphosis with a focus on the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. It is well established that axolotl paedomorphosis is a consequence of low activity of the HPT axis. The pituitary hormone thyrotropin (TSH) is capable of inducing metamorphosis in the axolotl, which indicates that all processes and interactions in the HPT axis below the pituitary level are functional, but that TSH release is impaired...
May 16, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777688/proteomic-changes-during-adult-stage-in-pre-optic-hypothalamus-hippocampus-and-pituitary-regions-of-female-rat-brain-following-neonatal-exposure-to-estradiol-17%C3%AE
#8
Vijayakumar Govindaraj, Radhika Nagamangalam Shridharan, Addicam Jagannadha Rao
Although neonatal exposure to estrogen or estrogenic compounds results in irreversible changes in the brain function and reproductive abnormalities during adulthood but the underlying mechanisms are still largely unknown. The present study has attempted to compare the protein profiles of sexually dimorphic brain regions of adult female rats which were exposed to estradiol- 17β during neonatal period. The total proteins extracted from pre-optic area (POA), hypothalamus, hippocampus and pituitary of control and neonatally E2 treated female rats was subjected to 2D-SDS-PAGE and differentially expressed proteins were identification by MALDI TOF/TOF-MS...
May 16, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777687/physiological-stress-responses-in-wild-asian-elephants-elephas-maximus-in-a-human-dominated-landscape-in-the-western-ghats-southern-india
#9
Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan, Mavatur Ananda Kumar, G Umapathy, Vinod Kumar, Anindya Sinha
Increasing anthropogenic pressures on forests, especially in the tropical regions of the world, have restricted several large mammalian species such as the Asian elephant to fragmented habitats within human-dominated landscapes. In this study, we assessed the effects of an anthropogenic landscape and its associated conflict with humans on the physiological stress responses displayed by Asian elephants in the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats mountains in south India. We have quantified faecal glucocorticoid metabolite (FGM) concentrations in focal individual elephants within and across herds, inhabiting both anthropogenic and natural habitats, and evaluated their physiological responses to different socio-ecological situations between November 2013 and April 2014...
May 16, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775567/characterization-of-the-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-system-in-the-neotropical-teleost-steindachneridion-parahybae-during-the-annual-reproductive-cycle-in-captivity
#10
Renato Massaaki Honji, Danilo Caneppele, Matias Pandolfi, Fabiana Laura Lo Nostro, Renata Guimarães Moreira
This study evaluated by immunohistochemical and western blot methods, the distribution of two distinct gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRHs), corresponding to catfish GnRH (cfGnRH or GnRH1) and chicken-II GnRH (cGnRH-II or GnRH2), in Steindachneridion parahybae females in captivity, focusing these analyses on the reproductive cycle by semi-quantification of optical density (OD). Further, we found that the GnRH neuronal systems co-localized with their respective GnRH-associated peptides (GAPs). A group of neurons immunoreactive (ir) to GnRH1 were identified along the ventral region of the olfactory bulb (vOB) in the telencephalon (vTel) and in the main areas of the diencephalon (especially the medial basal hypothalamus, HBM), including fibers extending into the pituitary gland...
May 15, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772210/in-silico-analysis-seasonal-variation-and-gonadotropic-regulation-of-jag1-and-its-receptor-notch1-in-testis-of-spotted-snakehead-channa-punctatus
#11
Alivia Roy, Reetuparna Basak, Umesh Rai
The present study in seasonally breeding spotted snakehead Channa punctatus, for the first time in nonmammalian vertebrates, demonstrated correlation between reproductive phase-dependent testicular expression of ligand Jag1/receptor Notch1 and spermatogenic events. Testicular transcriptome sequencing data from our earlier study in C. punctatus was used in the present study to select the best transcript for jag1 (cpjag1) and notch1 (cpnotch1). The transcripts cpjag1 and cpnotch1 encoded full-length putative proteins of 1215 (cpJag1) and 2475 (cpNotch1) amino acids, respectively...
May 14, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763586/postnatal-testis-development-in-the-collared-peccary-tayassu-tajacu-with-emphasis-on-spermatogonial-stem-cells-markers-and-niche
#12
Nathália de Lima E Martins Lara, Guilherme Mattos Jardim Costa, Gleide Fernandes de Avelar, Diva Anelie Guimarães, Luiz Renato de França
Collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) present a unique testis cytoarchitecture, where Leydig cells (LC) are mainly located in cords around the seminiferous tubules (ST) lobes. This peculiar arrangement is very useful to better investigate and understand the role of LC in spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) biology and niche. Recent studies from our laboratory using adult peccaries have shown that the undifferentiated type A spermatogonia (Aund or SSCs) are preferentially located in ST regions adjacent to the intertubular compartment without LC...
May 12, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763585/seasonal-changes-in-acute-stressor-mediated-plasma-glucocorticoid-regulation-in-new-world-flying-squirrels
#13
Lanna M Desantis, Jeff Bowman, Mathilakath M Vijayan, Gary Burness
Southern flying squirrels have higher circulating cortisol levels than most vertebrates. However, regulation of tissue exposure to cortisol by the hormone's carrier protein, corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG), appears to be altered due to lower-than-expected CBG expression levels, and a reduced affinity for cortisol. To assess the capacity of flying squirrels to regulate acute stress-mediated cortisol levels, we used the dexamethasone (DEX) suppression test followed by the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test in both the breeding and non-breeding seasons, and quantified resultant changes in plasma cortisol and relative CBG levels...
May 12, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753927/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-spexin-in-spotted-scat-scatophagus-argus
#14
Si-Ping Deng, Hua-Pu Chen, Yi Zhai, Li-Ying Jia, Jian-Ye Liu, Mei Wang, Dong-Neng Jiang, Tian-Li Wu, Chun-Hua Zhu, Guang-Li Li
Spexin (Spx), a novel neuropeptide, composed of 14 amino acid residues, is evolutionally conserved from fish to mammals. It has been suggested that Spx has pleiotropic functions in mammals. However, reports about Spx are very limited. To clarify the roles of Spx in the regulation of reproduction and food-intake in the spotted scat, the spx (ssspx) gene was cloned and analyzed. Analysis of the tissue distribution by RT-PCR showed that ssspx expression was widespread. During ovary development, expression of ssspx was found to be highest in phase II, moderate in phase III, and at its lowest level in phase IV...
May 10, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750969/tissue-distribution-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-receptors-for-sinus-gland-peptide-vii-as-a-crustacean-hyperglycemic-hormone-and-vitellogenesis-inhibiting-hormone-of-the-kuruma-prawn-marsupenaeus-japonicus
#15
Chiaki Nagai-Okatani, Shinji Nagata, Hiromichi Nagasawa
Crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH) and vitellogenesis-inhibiting hormone (VIH) belong to the CHH family, a neuropeptide superfamily conserved in ecdysozoans. To date, no receptor for the CHH family peptides has been identified in crustaceans. Here, we used a CHH family isoform, Mj-sinus gland peptide (SGP) -VII, as a representative of CHH and VIH in order to determine its target tissues and obtain biochemical information regarding its receptor in the kuruma prawn Marsupenaeus japonicus (Crustacea, Decapoda)...
May 8, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750968/acute-stress-steroid-plasma-levels-and-innate-immunity-in-brazilian-toads
#16
Vania Regina Assis, Stefanny Christie Monteiro Titon, Fernando Ribeiro Gomes
Stress from habitat fragmentation has been shown to impact amphibian declines. Studies from a variety of vertebrates indicate that stressed animals exhibit an acute increase in circulating plasma glucocorticoid (GC) levels and consequent immunomodulation. To further explore the relationship between GCs and immunity, we subjected three species of newly captured Brazilian toads, Rhinella ornata, R. icterica and R. schneideri to restraint with or without movement restriction (maintenance in a moistened cloth bag vs...
May 8, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746856/does-the-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-inhibit-oocyte-maturation-by-autocrine-paracrine-in-mud-crab
#17
Ya'nan Yang, Ling Shu, Qingling Jiang, Huiyang Huang, Haihui Ye
A bone morphogenetic protein ligand (BMP7) and its two receptors (BMPRIB and BMPRII) were recently cloned and characterized in the mud crab, Scylla paramamosain. However specific functions of BMP7 and the mechanistic pathways regulating its function are largely unidentified. In the present study, we separated oocytes and follicle cells from the ovarian explants of S. paramamosain. Subsequent analysis using semi-quantitative PCR demonstrated that the mRNA of Sp-BMP7 was exclusively expressed in follicle cells while Sp-BMPRs were expressed in both oocytes and follicle cells...
May 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746855/the-first-multi-zoo-application-of-an-allostatic-load-index-to-western-lowland-gorillas-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla
#18
Ashley N Edes, Barbara A Wolfe, Douglas E Crews
Vertebrate stress responses are highly adaptive biological functions, maximizing survival probability in life-threatening situations. However, experiencing repeated and/or chronic stressors can generate physiological dysregulation and lead to disease. Because stress responses are multi-systemic and involve a wide range of physiological functions, identifying responses to stressors is best accomplished using integrated biomarker models. Allostatic load, defined as the physiological dysregulation that accumulates over the lifespan due to stressful experiences, is one such model...
May 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746854/morphological-changes-in-different-caste-adult-ant-specificities-of-polyrhachis-vicina-roger-hymenoptera-formicidae-caused-in-estrogen-related-receptor
#19
Juan-Juan Zhang, Geng-Si Xi
The estrogen-related receptor (ERR) gene is a member of the nuclear receptor subfamily. Previous studies have indicated that ERR plays important roles in regulating insect growth and development. How ERR is associated with ant caste specificities remains unclear. In this study, we attempted to identify the role of ERR in the regulation of different adult caste specificities of Polyrhachis vicina Roger. Significant variations were detected in the ants including PvERR expressions, some physiological indexes and morphological traits including survival rate, body weight, body length, head width and abdominal appearance by different techniques...
May 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746853/characterization-of-a-tachykinin-signalling-system-in-the-bivalve-mollusc-crassostrea-gigas
#20
Marie-Pierre Dubos, Sven Zels, Julie Schwartz, Jeremy Pasquier, Liliane Schoofs, Pascal Favrel
Although tachykinin-like neuropeptides have been identified in molluscs more than two decades ago, knowledge on their function and signalling has so far remained largely elusive. We developed a cell-based assay to address the functionality of the tachykinin G-protein coupled receptor (Cragi-TKR) in the oyster Crassostrea gigas. The oyster tachykinin neuropeptides that are derived from the tachykinin precursor gene Cragi-TK activate the Cragi-TKR in nanomolar concentrations. Receptor activation is sensitive to Ala-substitution of critical Cragi-TK amino acid residues...
May 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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