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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641938/administration-of-a-leptin-antagonist-during-the-neonatal-leptin-surge-induces-alterations-in-the-redox-and-inflammatory-state-in-peripubertal-adolescent-rats
#1
Virginia Mela, Oskarina Hernandez, Caroline Hunsche, Francisca Diaz, Julie A Chowen, Mónica De la Fuente
The importance of the neonatal leptin surge in rodents in neurodevelopmental processes has aroused curiosity in its implication in other physiological systems. Given the role of leptin in neuro-immune interactions, we hypothesized that the neonatal leptin surge could have an effect on the oxidative and inflammatory stress situations of both systems. We blocked the neonatal leptin surge by a leptin antagonist and measured several parameters of oxidative and inflammatory stress in the spleen, hypothalamus and adipose tissue of peripubertal/adolescent rats...
June 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630023/epigenetics-of-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
#2
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Peyman Björklund, Samuel Backman
Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors arising in the medullae of the adrenal glands or in paraganglia. The knowledge of the tumor biology of these lesions has increased dramatically during the past two decades and more than a dozen recurrently mutated genes have been identified. Different clusters have been described that share epigenetic signatures. Mutations in the succinate dehydrogenase complex subunit genes play a pivotal role in reprogramming the epigenetic state of these tumors by inhibiting epigenetic regulators such as TET enzymes and histone demethylases...
June 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630022/lamprey-metamorphosis-thyroid-hormone-signaling-in-a-basal-vertebrate
#3
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Richard G Manzon, Lori A Manzon
As one of the most basal living vertebrates, lampreys represent an excellent model system to study the evolution of thyroid hormone (TH) signaling. The lamprey hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid and reproductive axes overlap functionally. Lampreys have 3 gonadotropin releasing hormones and a single glycoprotein hormone from the hypothalamus and pituitary, respectively, that regulate both the reproductive and thyroid axes. TH synthesis in larval lampreys takes place in an endostyle that transforms into typical vertebrate thyroid tissue during metamorphosis; both the endostyle and follicular tissue have all the typical TH synthetic components found in other vertebrates...
June 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630021/thyroid-hormone-signaling-and-deiodinase-actions-in-muscle-stem-progenitor-cells
#4
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Raffaele Ambrosio, Maria Angela De Stefano, Daniela Di Girolamo, Domenico Salvatore
Thyroid hormone (TH) regulates such crucial biological functions as normal growth, development and metabolism of nearly all vertebrate tissues. In skeletal muscle, TH plays a critical role in regulating the function of satellite cells, the bona fide skeletal muscle stem cells. Deiodinases (D2 and D3) have been found to modulate the expression of various TH target genes in satellite cells. Regulation of the expression and activity of the deiodinases constitutes a cell-autonomous, pre-receptor mechanism that controls crucial steps during the various phases of myogenesis...
June 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624515/development-of-selective-androgen-receptor-modulators-sarms
#5
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Ramesh Narayanan, Christopher C Coss, James T Dalton
The Androgen Receptor (AR), a member of the steroid hormone receptor family, plays important roles in the physiology and pathology of diverse tissues. AR ligands, which include circulating testosterone and locally synthesized dihydrotestosterone, bind to and activate the AR to elicit their effects. Ubiquitous expression of the AR, metabolism and cross reactivity with other receptors limit broad therapeutic utilization of steroidal androgens. However, the discovery of selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and other tissue-selective nuclear hormone receptor modulators that activate their cognate receptors in a tissue-selective manner provides an opportunity to promote the beneficial effects of androgens and other hormones in target tissues with greatly reduced unwanted side-effects...
June 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624514/bromodomain-containing-proteins-in-prostate-cancer
#6
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Alfonso Urbanucci, Ian G Mills
Several oncogenic factors have been involved in prostate cancer progression. However, therapeutic approaches still focus on suppression of androgen receptor (AR) signaling. In fact, whereas the full-length AR incorporates a ligand-binding domain, which has become a drug target for competitive inhibitors, other transcription factors often do not have tractable binding pockets that aid drug development. Consequently drug development efforts have turned to transcription co-regulators, often chromatin-modifying enzymes or factors that bind to epigenetic modifications to chromatin...
June 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619625/hmgb1-an-innate-alarmin-plays-a-critical-role-in-chronic-inflammation-of-adipose-tissue-in-obesity
#7
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Jing Zhang, Lei Zhang, Shu Zhang, Qilin Yu, Xiong Fei, Kun Huang, Cong-Yi Wang, Ping Yang
Obesity has emerged as an imminent global public health concern over the past several decades. It has now become evident that obesity is characterized by the persistent and low-grade inflammation in the adipose tissue, and serves as an independent risk factor for many metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Particularly, adipocytes originated from obese mice and humans likely predominate necrosis upon stressful insults, leading to passive release of cellular contents including the high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) into the extracellular milieu...
June 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606868/vitamin-d-endocrinology-of-bone-mineralization
#8
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Marjolein van Driel, Johannes P T M van Leeuwen
Bone is a dynamic tissue that is strongly influenced by endocrine factors to restore the balance between bone resorption and bone formation. Bone formation involves the mineralization of the extracellular matrix formed by osteoblasts. In this process the role of vitamin D (1α,25(OH)2D3) is both direct and indirect. The direct effects are enabled via the Vitamin D Receptor (VDR); the outcome is dependent on the presence of other factors as well as origin of the osteoblasts, treatment procedures and species differences...
June 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606867/testosterone-deficiency-prevents-left-ventricular-contractility-dysfunction-after-myocardial-infarction
#9
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R F Ribeiro Júnior, K S Ronconi, I C G Jesus, P W M Almeida, L Forechi, D V Vassallo, S Guatimosim, I Stefanon, A A Fernandes
Testosterone may affect myocardial contractility since its deficiency decreases the contraction and relaxation of the heart. Meanwhile, testosterone replacement therapy has raised concerns because it may worsen cardiac dysfunction and remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). In this study, we evaluate cardiac contractility 60 days after MI in rats with suppressed testosterone. Male Wistar rats underwent bilateral orchidectomy one week before the ligation of the anterior descending left coronary artery. The animals were divided into orchidectomized (OCT); MI; orchidectomized + MI (OCT + MI); orchidectomized + MI + testosterone (OCT + MI + T) and control (Sham) groups...
June 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606866/adverse-health-effects-of-androgen-use
#10
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Anna Goldman, Shehzad Basaria
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are performance enhancing drugs commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve appearance and athletic capability. Unfortunately, these testosterone derivatives can be associated with serious and potentially irreversible side effects, and can impact multiple organ systems. It is important that physicians be familiar with these adverse consequences so that they can appropriately counsel patients whom they suspect of AAS-abuse. In this chapter, we will review the negative effects of these compounds on various organ systems in men using AAS...
June 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606865/use-of-growth-hormone-igf-i-and-insulin-for-anabolic-purpose-pharmacological-basis-methods-of-detection-and-adverse-effects
#11
REVIEW
Lindsey J Anderson, Jamie M Tamayose, Jose M Garcia
Hormones with anabolic properties such as growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I), and insulin are commonly abused among professional and recreational athletes to enhance physical ability. Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as these are also commonly used by recreational athletes to improve body aesthetics. The perception of increased muscle mass due to supraphysiologic hormone supplementation, or doping, is widespread among PED users despite a paucity of evidence-based data in humans...
June 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602864/nckx3-was-compensated-by-calcium-transporting-genes-and-bone-resorption-in-a-nckx3-ko-mouse-model
#12
Hyun Yang, Changhwan Ahn, Eun-Kyeong Shin, Ji-Sun Lee, Beum-Soo An, Eui-Bae Jeung
Gene knockout is the most powerful tool for determination of gene function or permanent modification of the phenotypic characteristics of an animal. Existing methods for gene disruption are limited by their efficiency, time required for completion and potential for confounding off-target effects. In this study, a rapid single-step approach to knockout of a targeted gene in mice using zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs) was demonstrated for generation of mutant (knockout; KO) alleles. Specifically, ZFNs to target the sodium/calcium/potassium exchanger3 (NCKX3) gene in C57bl/6j were designed using the concept of this approach...
June 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602863/changes-in-vitamin-d-endocrinology-during-aging-in-adults
#13
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Renate T de Jongh, Natasja M van Schoor, Paul Lips
Worldwide, vitamin D deficiency is a common finding. Within individuals 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OH)D) concentrations remain fairly stable over time although large differences in individual longitudinal changes exist. During aging vitamin D metabolism and activity changes in several different ways. Intestinal resistance to 1,25(OH)2D develops which hampers intestinal calcium uptake. Vitamin D receptor number decreases with aging in several organs involved in calcium metabolism and 1alpha-hydroxylase activity decreases mainly due to a decrease in renal function reducing vitamin D activation...
June 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599789/microrna-126-participates-in-lipid-metabolism-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#14
Meiqiang Chu, Yong Zhao, Yanni Feng, Hongfu Zhang, Jing Liu, Ming Cheng, Lan Li, Wei Shen, Hongfang Cao, Qiang Li, Lingjiang Min
Lipids are a major component of milk and are important for infant growth and development. MicroRNA-126 (miR-126) has previously been observed in mammary glands and adipocytes and is known to be involved in lipid metabolism during the process of atherosclerosis. However, it remains unknown whether miR-126 also participates in lipid metabolism in mammary luminal epithelial cells (MECs). In the current investigation, miR-126-3p inhibition stimulated lipid synthesis in MECs in part through increasing levels of the lipid synthesis enzymes FASN, ACSL1, and Insig1...
June 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599788/nr1d1-enhances-oxidative-dna-damage-by-inhibiting-parp1-activity
#15
Na-Lee Ka, Tae-Young Na, Mi-Ock Lee
Cancer cells exhibit an elevated intracellular level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) because of their accelerated metabolism, mitochondrial dysfunction, and antioxidant deficit. The oxidative stress in cancer cells may provide clinical benefits, which can be associated with a better response to anticancer therapies. Therefore, identifying the regulatory pathway of oxidative stress in cancer cells is important in the development of therapeutic targets that enhance sensitivity to ROS-generating anticancer therapies...
June 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596131/control-of-anterior-pituitary-cell-excitability-by-calcium-activated-potassium-channels
#16
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Michael J Shipston
In anterior pituitary endocrine cells, large (BK), small (SK) and intermediate (IK) conductance calcium activated potassium channels are key determinants in shaping cellular excitability in a cell type- and context-specific manner. Indeed, these channels are targeted by multiple signaling pathways that stimulate or inhibit cellular excitability. BK channels can, paradoxically, both promote electrical bursting as well as terminate bursting and spiking dependent upon intrinsic BK channel properties and proximity to voltage gated calcium channels in somatotrophs, lactotrophs and corticotrophs...
June 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587765/comparative-aspects-of-gnrh-stimulated-signal-transduction-in-the-vertebrate-pituitary-contributions-from-teleost-model-systems
#17
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John P Chang, Joshua G Pemberton
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is a major regulator of reproduction through actions on pituitary gonadotropin release and synthesis. Although it is often thought that pituitary cells are exposed to only one GnRH, multiple GnRH forms are delivered to the pituitary of teleost fishes; interestingly this can include the cGnRH-II form usually thought to be non-hypophysiotropic. GnRHs can regulate other pituitary cell-types, both directly as well as indirectly, and multiple GnRH receptors (GnRHRs) may also be expressed in the pituitary, and even within a single pituitary cell-type...
June 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583802/cyp1b1-deletion-and-retinol-deficiency-coordinately-suppress-mouse-liver-lipogenic-genes-and-hepcidin-expression-during-post-natal-development
#18
Meghan Maguire, Michele Campaigne Larsen, Yee Hoon Foong, Sherry Tanumihardjo, Colin R Jefcoate
Cyp1b1 deletion and gestational vitamin A deficiency (GVAD) redirect adult liver gene expression. A matched sufficient pre- and post-natal diet, which has high carbohydrate and normal iron content (LF12), increased inflammatory gene expression markers in adult livers that were suppressed by GVAD and Cyp1b1 deletion. At birth on the LF12 diet, Cyp1b1 deletion and GVAD each suppress liver expression of the iron suppressor, hepcidin (Hepc), while increasing stellate cell activation markers and suppressing post-natal increases in lipogenesis...
June 2, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579120/vitamin-d-and-the-brain-genomic-and-non-genomic-actions
#19
REVIEW
Xiaoying Cui, Helen Gooch, Alice Petty, John J McGrath, Darryl Eyles
1,25(OH)2D3 (vitamin D) is well-recognized as a neurosteroid that modulates multiple brain functions. A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D plays a pivotal role in brain development, neurotransmission, neuroprotection and immunomodulation. However, the precise molecular mechanisms by which vitamin D exerts these functions in the brain is still unclear. Vitamin D signalling occurs via the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a zinc-finger protein in the nuclear receptor superfamily. Like other nuclear steroids, vitamin D has both genomic and non-genomic actions...
June 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579119/function-of-the-vitamin-d-endocrine-system-in-mammary-gland-and-breast-cancer
#20
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JoEllen Welsh
The nuclear receptor for 1α,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25D), the active form of vitamin D, has anti-tumor actions in many tissues. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed in normal mammary gland and in many human breast cancers suggesting it may represent an important tumor suppressor gene in this tissue. When activated by 1,25D, VDR modulates multiple cellular pathways including those related to energy metabolism, terminal differentiation and inflammation. There is compelling pre-clinical evidence that alterations in vitamin D status affect breast cancer development and progression, while clinical and epidemiological data are suggestive but not entirely consistent...
June 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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