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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442641/regulation-of-uridine-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase-2b15-expression-during-ovulation-in-the-rat
#1
Phuong T M Dam, You-Jee Jang, Jae-Il Park, Bum-Chae Choi, Sang-Jin Song, Sang-Young Chun
Uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase 2B15 (UGT2B15) conjugates 5α-androstane-3α, 17β-diol (3α-diol) to 3α-diol glucuronide (3α-diol G) in steroid target tissues. The present study investigated the regulation of UGT2B15 expression during the ovulatory process in the rat. Real-time PCR analysis revealed that treatment of immature rats with equine chorionic gonadotropin followed by human chorionic gonadotropin transiently stimulated UGT2B15 gene expression in granulosa cells of preovulatory follicles within 6 h...
April 22, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420821/use-of-liothyronine-without-levothyroxine-in-the-treatment-of-mild-consumptive-hypothyroidism-caused-by-hepatic-hemangiomas
#2
Shinji Higuchi, Masaki Takagi, Yukihiro Hasegawa
There have been reports of the use of levothyroxine or levothyroxine plus liothyronine for consumptive hypothyroidism caused by hepatic hemangiomas. Administration of levothyroxine without liothyronine can be inadequate to maintain normal levels of both free T3 and free T4 in some patients. However, there is no report of treatment with liothyronine plus propranolol. We herein present a case in which we used liothyronine therapy for multifocal hepatic hemangiomas in a Japanese patient with low free T3 and normal free T4 levels...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420820/high-insulin-impaired-ovarian-function-in-early-pregnant-mice-and-the-role-of-autophagy-in-this-process
#3
Yan Su, Juan Wu, Junlin He, Xueqing Liu, Xuemei Chen, Yubin Ding, Chen Zhang, Wenqi Chen, Yingxiong Wang, Rufei Gao
Metabolic disorders, such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus), are associated with menstrual dysfunction, anovulation, infertility, and early pregnancy loss. Ovarian dysfunction is not only related to low pregnancy rates but also to the increased risk of miscarriage. Women with PCOS or T2DM, characterized by hyperinsulinemia, commonly experience ovarian dysfunction. In this study, we first explored whether high insulin levels directly affected ovarian functioning during embryo implantation...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420858/transcriptional-regulation-of-pancreas-development-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-review
#4
Yoshio Fujitani
A small number of cells in the adult pancreas are endocrine cells. They are arranged in clusters called islets of Langerhans. The islets make insulin, glucagon, and other endocrine hormones, and release them into the blood circulation. These hormones help control the level of blood glucose. Therefore, a dysfunction of endocrine cells in the pancreas results in impaired glucose homeostasis, or diabetes mellitus. The pancreas is an organ that originates from the evaginations of pancreatic progenitor cells in the epithelium of the forgut endoderm...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420857/usefulness-of-anti-rabphilin-3a-antibodies-for-diagnosing-central-diabetes-insipidus-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
#5
Kanako Sakurai, Rika Yamashita, Satsuki Niituma, Shintaro Iwama, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Zenei Arihara, Kazuhiro Takahashi
We report a 27-year-old pregnant woman with polyuria, polydipsia and headache in the third trimester of pregnancy. Hypernatremia (153 mEq/L), high plasma osmolality (300 mOsm/kgH2O) and low urinary osmolality (92 mOsm/kgH2O) were observed at the admission to our hospital. Plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) level was inappropriately low (2.2 pg/mL) compared to the high plasma osmolality. Plasma AVP responses to hypertonic-saline infusion were blunted, and her urine osmolality increased in response to desmopressin...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420856/fasting-plasma-glucose-and-body-mass-index-during-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-as-predictors-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-chinese-population
#6
Min Hao, Li Lin
This retrospective study assessed fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and body mass index (BMI) during the first trimester of pregnancy as potential screening indicators of later gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The study population included 820 pregnant women who delivered in our hospital between 17 September 2013 and 3 March 2014. Demographics and baseline characteristics were collected at the first antenatal visit; FPG levels were measured at 8 or 9 weeks. All participants underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks gestation...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413173/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-serum-level-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-but-not-graves-disease-is-relatively-deficient
#7
Wencai Ke, Tiange Sun, Yanan Zhang, Leqi He, Qiang Wu, Jun Liu, Bingbing Zha
Vitamin D is a modulator of both the innate and adaptive immune system. As vitamin D deficiency was a risk factor for some autoimmune diseases, we aimed to evaluate the serum vitamin D levels in autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) including Graves’ disease (GD) and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and investigated the association between serum vitamin D levels and AITD. 175 AITD patients including 51 GD, 61 euthyroid HT (mild HT), 63 euthyroid HT patients with hypothyroidism receiving hormone therapy (treated HT) were recruited from the outpatient department...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413172/the-effects-of-metformin-on-fibroblast-growth-factor-19-21-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-in-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#8
Yan Wang, Ningning Dang, Pei Sun, Jin Xia, Chunxue Zhang, Shuguang Pang
To understand metformin’s effects on fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), we investigated circulating fibroblast growth factor-19 (FGF19), FGF21 levels, and FGFR1 in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition, protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway was detected to explain the possible mechanisms. T2DM was induced by feeding rats with high-fat diet for 11 weeks, followed by a low dose of streptozotocin (STZ, 30-35 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). Control rats (Con) were fed on a normal chow; diabetic rats (DM) were fed on high-fat diet supplemented with or without metformin (METF) for 12 weeks (500 mg・kg(-1)・d(-1))...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392548/effect-of-retinoic-acid-on-midkine-gene-expression-in-rat-anterior-pituitary-cells
#9
Rita Maliza, Ken Fujiwara, Morio Azuma, Motoshi Kikuchi, Takashi Yashiro
Retinoic acid (RA) is converted from retinal by retinaldehyde dehydrogenases (RALDHs) and is an essential signaling molecule in embryonic and adult tissue. We previously reported that RALDH1 was produced in the rat anterior pituitary gland and hypothesized that RA was generated in the gland. Midkine (MK) is an RA-inducible growth factor, and MK production in the rat anterior pituitary gland was recently reported. However, the mechanism that regulates gene expression of MK in the pituitary gland has not been determined...
April 7, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381699/relationship-between-serum-anti-mullerian-hormone-and-clinical-parameters-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#10
Toshiya Matsuzaki, Munkhsaikhan Munkhzaya, Takeshi Iwasa, Altankhuu Tungalagsuvd, Kiyohito Yano, Yiliyasi Mayila, Rie Yanagihara, Takako Tokui, Takeshi Kato, Akira Kuwahara, Sumika Matsui, Minoru Irahara
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an ovulatory disorder that affects 6-10% of women of reproductive age. Serum AMH level may be an additional factor, or surrogate of PCOM, in the diagnostic criteria of PCOS. We evaluated the correlations between the serum AMH level and various endocrine and metabolic features in PCOS using the latest fully automated assay. Serum AMH level was compared between 114 PCOS patient (PCOS group) and 95 normal menstrual cycle women (Control group). Correlations between serum AMH level and various endocrine and metabolic factors were analysed in PCOS group...
April 1, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367941/changes-in-bone-metabolic-parameters-following-oral-calcium-supplementation-in-an-adult-patient-with-vitamin-d-dependent-rickets-type-2a
#11
Yuka Kinoshita, Nobuaki Ito, Noriko Makita, Masaomi Nangaku, Seiji Fukumoto
Vitamin D-dependent rickets type 2A (VDDR2A) is a rare inherited disorder with decreased tissue responsiveness to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D], caused by loss of function mutations in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene. Approximately 50 types of mutations have been identified so far that change amino acids in either the N-terminal DNA binding domain (DBD) or the C-terminal ligand binding domain (LBD) of the VDR protein. The degree of responsiveness to 1,25(OH)2D varies between patients with VDDR2A, which may depend on their residual VDR function...
March 31, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367841/a-higher-score-on-the-aging-males-symptoms-scale-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-middle-aged-men
#12
Nobuya Hamanoue, Makito Tanabe, Tomoko Tanaka, Yuko Akehi, Junji Murakami, Takashi Nomiyama, Toshihiko Yanase
An age-associated androgen decrease and its pathological conditions are defined as late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). Among the various symptoms associated with LOH, a visceral fat increase is strongly associated with relatively low levels of testosterone. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between the Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scores and metabolic abnormalities. Thus, we aimed to clarify this relationship by investigating the relationship between AMS scores and various markers in blood. During routine health examinations in 241 middle-aged males (52...
March 30, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367916/analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-dulaglutide-0-75-mg-stratified-by-sex-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-2-randomized-controlled-phase-3-studies-in-japan
#13
Yukiko Onishi, Tomonori Oura, Akiko Matsui, Jun Matsuura, Noriyuki Iwamoto
We analyzed the efficacy and safety of once weekly dulaglutide 0.75 mg by sex in 2 randomized, controlled phase 3 studies in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes (a 52-week monotherapy study [comparator liraglutide 0.9 mg] and a 26-week combination therapy study [comparator insulin glargine]). Females comprised 18% of patients in the monotherapy study and 29% of patients in the combination therapy study. Mean reductions from baseline in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were similar between the sexes for dulaglutide- and liraglutide-treated patients (range -1...
March 29, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331102/clinical-features-of-women-with-turner-syndrome-experiencing-transition-period-in-japan
#14
Satsuki Nishigaki, Takashi Hamazaki, Akitoshi Tsuruhara, Toshiko Yoshida, Takuji Imamura, Hiroshi Inada, Keinosuke Fujita, Haruo Shintaku
Turner syndrome results from the entire or partial loss of the second X chromosome, and is associated with a number of medical problems. Affected women require long-term medical follow-up. This study investigated the status of medical follow-up focusing on the transition for young adult women with Turner syndrome (TS). The clinical profiles of 63 women with TS over the age of 16 were retrospectively examined. Thirty-three women are continuously followed by pediatric endocrinologists at our pediatric division...
March 22, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321053/a-positive-family-history-of-hypertension-might-be-associated-with-an-accelerated-onset-of-type-2-diabetes-results-from-the-national-center-diabetes-database-ncdd-02
#15
Ritsuko Yamamoto-Honda, Yoshihiko Takahashi, Yasumichi Mori, Shigeo Yamashita, Yoko Yoshida, Shoji Kawazu, Yasuhiko Iwamoto, Hiroshi Kajio, Hidekatsu Yanai, Shuichi Mishima, Nobuhiro Handa, Kotaro Shimokawa, Akiko Yoshida, Hiroki Watanabe, Kazuhiko Ohe, Takuro Shimbo, Mitsuhiko Noda
Type 2 diabetes, which is characterized by a combination of decreased insulin secretion and decreased insulin sensitivity, can be delayed or prevented by healthy lifestyle behaviors. Therefore, it is important that the population in general understands their personal risk at an early age to reduce their chances of ever developing the disease. A family history of hypertension is known to be associated with insulin resistance, but the effect of a family history of hypertension on the onset of type 2 diabetes has not well been examined...
March 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321052/saline-infusion-test-highly-associated-with-the-incidence-of-cardio-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-primary-aldosteronism
#16
Reiko Hayashi, Daisuke Tamada, Masahiko Murata, Kosuke Mukai, Tetsuhiro Kitamura, Michio Otsuki, Iichiro Shimomura
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is caused by excess secretion of aldosterone and is an independent risk factor for cardio-cerebro-vascular (CCV) events. The goal of treatment of PA should include prevention of CCV events. A definitive diagnosis of PA is established by confirmatory tests [saline infusion test (SIT), furosemide upright test (FUT) and captopril challenge test (CCT)]. However, there is no information on whether the hormone levels measured by these confirmatory tests are associated with CCV events. The aim of this retrospective study was to elucidate the relationship between the results of the above confirmatory tests and prevalence of CCV disease in patients with PA...
March 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321033/role-of-spleen-derived-il-10-in-prevention-of-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-by-obesity-review
#17
Koro Gotoh, Kansuke Fujiwara, Manabu Anai, Mitsuhiro Okamoto, Takayuki Masaki, Tetsuya Kakuma, Hirotaka Shibata
Obesity can be associated with systemic low-grade inflammation that leads to obesity-related metabolic disorders. Recent studies raise the possibility that the inflammation in hypothalamus, liver and white adipose tissue (WAT) contributes to the pathogenesis of diet-induced obesity. We focus on the role of interleukin (IL)-10, an anti-inflammatory cytokine produced from spleen in obesity because it is indicated that obesity decreases the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in spleen. Obesity results in decrease of IL-10 synthesis from spleen, probably due to reduction of B-cells expression by promoting oxidative stress and apoptosis in spleen...
March 17, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321032/the-effects-of-prenatal-undernutrition-and-a-high-fat-postnatal-diet-on-central-and-peripheral-orexigenic-and-anorexigenic-factors-in-female-rats
#18
Takeshi Iwasa, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Kiyohito Yano, Altankhuu Tungalagsuvd, Munkhsaikhan Munkhzaya, Yiliyasi Mayila, Akira Kuwahara, Minoru Irahara
Prenatal undernutrition and postnatal overnutrition increase the risk of some peripheral and central metabolic disorders in adulthood. We speculated that disturbances of appetite/metabolic regulatory factors might already have been established in the early stages of life and contribute to obesity later in life. The effects of a high-fat diet on the levels of peripheral and central appetite/metabolic regulatory factors were compared between the offspring of normally nourished dams and those of undernourished dams in the peri-pubertal period...
March 17, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321031/role-of-ketotifen-on-metabolic-profiles-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-rats
#19
Zimiao Chen, Hongwei Sun, Jian Wang, Liansong Ni, Xuejiang Gu, Shengjie Ge, Qiong Chen, Liangshan Mu, Xingbo Cheng
We aim to explore effects of Ketotifen on metabolic profiles, inflammation and oxidative stress. Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats were randomly divided into normal control group (NC) and experimental groups, and experimental group rats were fed with high-sugar and fat diet for 6 weeks. Then, experimental group rats were divided into diabetes group (DM) and ketotifen treatment group (KT). KT group was given ketotifen via Intragastric for 8 weeks with the dosage of 0.09 mg/kg•d. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) was measured using glucose oxidase-phenol amino phenazone method...
March 17, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321030/pancreas-volume-reduction-and-metabolic-effects-in-japanese-patients-with-severe-obesity-following-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#20
Akira Umemura, Akira Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nitta, Shigeaki Baba, Taro Ando, Takashi Kajiwara, Yasushi Ishigaki
This study aimed to assess the relationship between the metabolic effect after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in morbidly obese Japanese patients, with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and improved pancreatic steatosis (PS). The study enrolled 27 morbidly obese Japanese patients who were undergoing LSG. Their clinical and metabolic effects were evaluated at baseline and six months after LSG. Pancreas volume (PV), pancreatic attenuation (PA), and splenic attenuation (SA) were measured using a 64-row computed tomography (CT)...
March 17, 2017: Endocrine Journal
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