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Domestic Animal Endocrinology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917653/human-il6-stimulates-bovine-satellite-cell-proliferation-through-a-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-dependent-mechanism
#1
A M Brandt, J M Kania, B M Reinholt, S E Johnson
Bovine satellite cell (bSC) myogenesis and skeletal muscle hypertrophy occur through the orchestrated actions of multiple autocrine and paracrine growth factors. Intimate to the bSC niche is IL6, a dual-purpose cytokine with proinflammatory and mitogenic properties. The objective of the experiment was to examine the effects of IL6 on proliferation and differentiation of bSC in vitro. Treatment of primary bSC cultures with recombinant bovine IL6 (bIL6) failed to alter myogenesis owing to the absence of intracellular signal transduction...
August 31, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910675/equine-chorionic-gonadotropin-administration-after-insemination-affects-luteal-function-and-pregnancy-establishment-in-postpartum-anestrous-beef-cows
#2
R Núñez-Olivera, T de Castro, G A Bó, J Piaggio, A Menchaca
Two experiments were conducted with the aim of determining the effect of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) administration on day 14 after insemination on ovarian response and pregnancy establishment in postpartum anestrous beef cows. In both experiments, cows were subjected to a progesterone- and estradiol-based treatment for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) and were randomly allocated into 4 groups to receive or not receive eCG (400 IU) at the time of device removal and/or at 14 d after FTAI. In experiment 1, from day 14 to 22, daily ultrasonographic determinations were performed to monitor ovarian dynamics, and blood was collected to determine hormone concentrations in 60 cows...
August 31, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886590/corpora-lutea-in-superovulated-ewes-fed-different-planes-of-nutrition
#3
A Kraisoon, D A Redmer, C S Bass, C Navanukraw, S T Dorsam, V Valkov, A Reyaz, A T Grazul-Bilska
The corpus luteum (CL) is an ovarian structure which is critical for the maintenance of reproductive cyclicity and pregnancy support. Diet and/or diet components may affect some luteal functions. FSH is widely used to induce multiple follicle development and superovulation. We hypothesized that FSH would affect luteal function in ewes fed different nutritional planes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if FSH-treatment affects (1) ovulation rate; (2) CL weight; (3) cell proliferation; (4) vascularity; (5) expression of endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS) and soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) proteins; and (6) luteal and serum progesterone (P4) concentration in control (C), overfed (O), and underfed (U) ewes at the early- and mid-luteal phases...
August 12, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886589/role-of-fkbp51-in-the-modulation-of-the-expression-of-the-corticosteroid-receptors-in-bovine-thymus-following-glucocorticoid-administration
#4
L Starvaggi Cucuzza, B Biolatti, F E Scaglione, F T Cannizzo
The aim of this work was to study the transcriptional effects of glucocorticoids on corticosteroid hormone receptors, prereceptors (11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 and 2, 11β-HSD1 and 2), and chaperones molecules regulating intracellular trafficking of the receptors (FKBP51 and FKBP52) in thymus of veal calves. Moreover, the expression of FKBP51 and FKBP52 gene were investigated in beef cattle thymus. In the cervical thymus of veal calves, dexamethasone administration in combination with estradiol decreased FKBP51 expression (P < 0...
August 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843181/early-prenatal-androgen-exposure-reduces-testes-size-and-sperm-concentration-in-sheep-without-altering-neuroendocrine-differentiation-and-masculine-sexual-behavior
#5
C M Scully, C T Estill, R Amodei, A McKune, K P Gribbin, M Meaker, F Stormshak, C E Roselli
Prenatal androgens are largely responsible for growth and differentiation of the genital tract and testis and for organization of the control mechanisms regulating male reproductive physiology and behavior. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of inappropriate exposure to excess testosterone (T) during the first trimester of fetal development on the reproductive function, sexual behavior, and fertility potential of rams. We found that biweekly maternal T propionate (100 mg) treatment administered from Day 30-58 of gestation significantly decreased (P < 0...
July 29, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734138/ghrelin-plasma-concentration-does-not-covary-with-energy-demand-in-adult-laying-hens
#6
A Höhne, L Schrader, S Weigend, S Petow
The peptide hormone ghrelin is suggested to be involved in food intake regulation in young growing chicken. Whether ghrelin is involved in the regulation of energetic balance associated with laying performance in adult laying hens was studied by use of 4 chicken lines that differ in laying performance and phylogeny (4 lines; 16 hens per line). As housing conditions are also known to affect energy demand, half of the hens per line were housed in single cages and the other half of hens were maintained in a floor housing system...
June 29, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800426/an-exploratory-study-of-competition-scores-and-salivary-cortisol-concentrations-in-warmblood-horses
#7
R Munk, R B Jensen, R Palme, L Munksgaard, J W Christensen
The main objective of this explorative study was to describe the relationship between competition scores and salivary cortisol concentrations in young horses during dressage and showjumping competitions. The study also investigated whether the diurnal rhythm of salivary cortisol concentrations was affected by competition over consecutive days compared with the home environment. Saliva samples were collected from 126 dressage horses and showjumpers in their home environment and at 3 different events. The relationship between scores given by judges at the competition and cortisol concentrations at the event was assessed...
June 28, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273497/effect-of-fish-meal-supplementation-on-spatial-distribution-of-lipid-microdomains-and-on-the-lateral-mobility-of-membrane-bound-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-receptors-in-bovine-corpora-lutea
#8
M R Plewes, P D Burns, P E Graham, J E Bruemmer, T E Engle, B G Barisas
This study examined the effects of fish meal supplementation on spatial distribution of lipid microdomains and lateral mobility of prostaglandin F2α (FP) receptors on cell plasma membranes of the bovine corpus luteum (CL). Beef cows were stratified by BW and randomly assigned to receive a corn gluten meal supplement (n = 4) or fish meal supplement (n = 4) for 60 d to allow incorporation of fish meal-derived omega-3 fatty acids into luteal tissue. Ovaries bearing the CL were surgically removed between days 10 to 12 after estrus corresponding to approximately day 60 of supplementation...
July 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753494/ovarian-steroids-oxytocin-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-modulate-equine-oviduct-function
#9
P Pinto-Bravo, A Galvão, M R Rebordão, A Amaral, D Ramilo, E Silva, A Szóstek-Mioduchowska, G Alexandre-Pires, R Roberto da Costa, D J Skarzynski, G Ferreira-Dias
The oviduct plays important roles in the early reproductive process. The aim of this study was to evaluate gene transcription and protein expression of progesterone receptor (PGR), estrogen receptors 1 (ESR1) and 2 (ESR2); oxytocin receptor (OXTR); prostaglandin F2α synthase (AKR1C3), and prostaglandin E2 synthase (Ptges) in mare oviduct in different estrous cycle stages. Estradiol (E2), progesterone (P4), oxytocin (OXT), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF) effect on in vitro PGE2 and prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) secretion by equine oviduct explants or by oviductal epithelial cells (OECs) were also assessed...
June 24, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783504/puberty-arises-with-testicular-alterations-and-defective-amh-expression-in-rams-prenatally-exposed-to-testosterone
#10
S E Recabarren, M Recabarren, D Sandoval, A Carrasco, V Padmanabhan, R Rey, H G Richter, C C Perez-Marin, T Sir-Petermann, P P Rojas-Garcia
The male gonadal tissue can be a sensitive target to the reprogramming effects of testosterone (T) during prenatal development. We have demonstrated that male lambs born to dams receiving T during pregnancy-a model system to the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-show a decreased number of germ cells early in life, and when adult, a reduced amount of sperm and ejaculate volume. These findings are a key to put attention to the male offspring of women bearing PCOS, as they are exposed to increased levels of androgen during pregnancy which can reprogram their reproductive outcome...
June 23, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710921/effects-of-short-term-fasting-on-the-akt-mediated-pathway-involved-in-protein-metabolism-in-chicken-skeletal-muscle
#11
T Saneyasu, N Tsuchii, Y Nakano, A Kitashiro, T Tsuchihashi, H Shindo, K Honda, H Kamisoyama
In the present study, we show that short-term (4 h) fasting significantly decreased the levels of protein synthesis-related factors such as the plasma insulin concentration, skeletal muscle pAkt, and pS6 levels in 2-wk-old chickens (P < 0.05). An intravenous injection of insulin significantly elevated the contents of pAkt and p-S6 in the skeletal muscle (P < 0.01). These findings suggest that decreasing the plasma insulin causes the downregulation of the Akt/S6 pathway in chicken skeletal muscle under short-term fasting conditions...
June 22, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689101/comparison-of-surrogate-indices-for-insulin-sensitivity-with-parameters-of-the-intravenous-glucose-tolerance-test-in-early-lactation-dairy-cattle
#12
V Alves-Nores, C Castillo, J Hernandez, A Abuelo
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between different surrogate indices and parameters of the intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) in dairy cows at the start of their lactation. Ten dairy cows underwent IVGTT on Days 3 to 7 after calving. Areas under the curve during the 90 min after infusion, peak and nadir concentrations, elimination rates, and times to reach half-maximal and basal concentrations for glucose, insulin, nonesterified fatty acids, and β-hydroxybutyrate were calculated...
June 15, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715671/adipose-triglyceride-lipase-protein-abundance-and-translocation-to-the-lipid-droplet-increase-during-leptin-induced-lipolysis-in-bovine-adipocytes
#13
D A Koltes, M E Spurlock, D M Spurlock
Proper regulation of lipid metabolism is critical for preventing the development of metabolic diseases. It is clear that leptin plays a critical role in the regulation of energy homeostasis by regulating energy intake. However, leptin can also regulate energy homeostasis by inducing lipolysis in adipocytes, but it is unclear how the major lipases are involved in leptin-stimulated lipolysis. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine if (1) leptin acts directly to induce lipolysis in bovine adipocytes, (2) the potential lipases involved in leptin-induced lipolysis in bovine adipocytes, and (3) increases translocation of adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) and hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) during leptin-stimulated lipolysis in bovine stromal vascular cell-derived adipocytes...
June 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667940/growth-hormone-specific-induction-of-the-nuclear-localization-of-porcine-growth-hormone-receptor-in-porcine-hepatocytes
#14
H N Lan, P Hong, R N Li, A S Shan, X Zheng
The phenomenon of nuclear translocation of growth hormone receptor (GHR) in human, rat, and fish has been reported. To date, this phenomenon has not been described in a domestic animal (such as pig). In addition, the molecular mechanisms of GHR nuclear translocation have not been thoroughly elucidated. To this end, porcine hepatocytes were isolated and used as a cell model. We observed that porcine growth hormone (pGH) can induce porcine GHR's nuclear localization in porcine hepatocytes. Subsequently, the dynamics of pGH-induced pGHR's nuclear localization were analyzed and demonstrated that pGHR's nuclear localization occurs in a time-dependent manner...
June 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595108/insulin-signaling-in-various-equine-tissues-under-basal-conditions-and-acute-stimulation-by-intravenously-injected-insulin
#15
Tobias Warnken, Ralph Brehm, Karsten Feige, Korinna Huber
The aim of the study was to analyze key proteins of the equine insulin signaling cascade and their extent of phosphorylation in biopsies from muscle tissue (MT), liver tissue (LT), and nuchal AT, subcutaneous AT, and retroperitoneal adipose tissues. This was investigated under unstimulated (B1) and intravenously insulin stimulated (B2) conditions, which were achieved by injection of insulin (0.1 IU/kg bodyweight) and glucose (150 mg/kg bodyweight). Twelve warmblood horses aged 15 ± 6.8 yr (yr), weighing 559 ± 79 kg, and with a mean body condition score of 4...
May 12, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595109/effects-of-nonglycosylated-and-glycosylated-prolactin-on-basal-and-gonadotropin-stimulated-steroidogenesis-in-chicken-ovarian-follicles
#16
S Q Hu, D Zadworny
In galliformes, the circulating isoform of prolactin (PRL) significantly changes during different reproductive states. However, the role of the major isoform (glycosylated PRL [G-PRL]) in ovarian steroidogenesis is unknown. The present study aimed to compare the effects of nonglycosylated (NG-) and G-PRL on basal and gonadotropin-stimulated estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) production in granulosa cells or follicular walls of chicken of different size class follicles. In the initial experiment, granulosa cells of preovulatory F3-F1 and prehierarchical 6- to 8-mm follicles were incubated for 24 h with different concentrations of NG- or G-PRL (0, 1, 10, 100, or 1,000 ng/mL)...
May 10, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554109/glucocorticoid-receptor-number-and-affinity-differ-between-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-granulocytes-in-domestic-pigs
#17
L C Engert, U Weiler, V Stefanski, S S Schmucker
The aim of the present study was to characterize the number and affinity of glucocorticoid receptors (GR) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and granulocytes of domestic pigs because glucocorticoid signaling is considered important for animal health and welfare. To investigate GR binding characteristics in intact porcine immune cells, blood samples of 6 castrated male pigs were collected via indwelling vein catheters. Porcine PBMC and granulocytes were isolated using two-layer density gradients, followed by radioligand binding assays to determine the number of GR sites per cell and the dissociation constant Kd as a measure for GR binding affinity...
May 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551483/effect-of-growth-hormone-on-steroid-concentrations-and-mrna-expression-of-their-receptor-and-selected-egg-specific-protein-genes-in-the-chicken-oviduct-during-pause-in-laying-induced-by-fasting
#18
J K Socha, A Sechman, M Mika, A Hrabia
This study was undertaken to examine the effect of growth hormone (GH) treatment during pause in laying on (1) the concentration of steroids in blood plasma and oviduct tissues, (2) the expression of mRNA of steroid receptors, and (3) the mRNA expression of selected egg-specific proteins in the chicken oviduct. A pause in egg laying was induced by food deprivation for 5 d, followed by feeding every other day, and then feeding daily from Day 10 onward. Birds were divided into three groups: control (n = 18) fed ad libitum, subjected to pause in laying (n = 18), and subjected to pause in laying and injected every day with 200 μg/kg BW of chicken GH (chGH; n = 18)...
May 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527530/intergenerational-impact-of-maternal-overnutrition-and-obesity-throughout-pregnancy-in-sheep-on-metabolic-syndrome-in-grandsons-and-granddaughters
#19
C L Pankey, M W Walton, J F Odhiambo, A M Smith, A B Ghnenis, P W Nathanielsz, S P Ford
We previously reported that maternal overnutrition and obesity (MO) throughout pregnancy and lactation in sheep (MOF0) decreases term fetal pancreatic β-cell numbers and increases perirenal adiposity producing hyperphagia, increased adiposity and insulin resistance in adult female offspring (MOF1) fed ad libitum. Pregnant female MOF1 exhibited increased blood glucose from mid to late gestation vs control F1 (CTRF1) though both groups ate only to NRC recommendations. MOF1 ewes delivered female offspring (F2) who like their MOF1 mothers exhibited increased abdominal adiposity and absent neonatal leptin surge...
April 22, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551395/a-sandwich-elisa-for-porcine-alpha-1-acid-glycoprotein-pagp-orm-1-and-further-demonstration-of-its-use-to-evaluate-growth-potential-in-newborn-pigs
#20
T J Caperna, A E Shannon, M Stoll, S Kahl, L A Blomberg, J L Vallet, T G Ramsay
A simple, reproducible sandwich, ELISA was developed to measure porcine alpha-1 acid glycoprotein (pAGP, ORM-1) in pig plasma. Porcine AGP isolated from serum was purchased and a polyclonal antisera was prepared in rabbits using the whole pAGP molecule as immunogen. The antiserum was affinity purified, and a portion of the purified antibody fraction was labeled with horseradish peroxidase. Porcine AGP protein was used as a standard, whereas commercially available buffers and reagents were utilized throughout the assay...
April 8, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
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