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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324107/functional-characterization-of-transient-receptor-potential-trp-channel-c5-in-female-murine-gonadotropes
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Andreas Beck, Viktoria Götz, Sen Qiao, Petra Weissgerber, Veit Flockerzi, Marc Freichel, Ulrich Boehm
Gonadotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland secrete gonadotropins regulating gonadal function in mammals. Recent results have implicated Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) cation channels in pituitary physiology, however, if and how TRP channels contribute to gonadotrope function is not known. Here we report that 14 out of 28 TRP channels encoded in the mouse genome are expressed in murine gonadotropes with highest expression levels found for TRPC5 in juvenile females. We show that TRP channel expression in these cells exhibits considerable plasticity and that it depends on gender as well as on the developmental and hormonal status of the animal...
January 30, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324056/gabaergic-neurons-and-their-modulatory-effects-on-gnrh3-in-zebrafish
#2
Yanlong Song, Binbin Tao, Ji Chen, Shaoting Jia, Zuoyan Zhu, Vance L Trudeau, Wei Hu
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major amino acid neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. To provide detailed information on the distribution of the GABA in zebrafish (Danio rerio), neurons were labeled with mCherry driven by the glutamic acid decarboxylase 67 (gad67) promoter. In the transgenic line Tg(gad67:mCherry), mCherry-positive gad67 cell bodies were predominantly localized to the olfactory bulb, pallial zones, subpallium zones, parvocellular preoptic nucleus, periventricular gray zone of optic tectum, torus semicircularis, posterior tuberculum, medial longitudinal fascicle, caudal zone of periventricular hypothalamus, and oculomotor nucleus...
January 23, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324000/trh-action-is-impaired-in-pituitaries-of-male-igsf1-deficient-mice
#3
Marc-Olivier Turgeon, Tanya L Silander, Denica Doycheva, Xiao-Hui Liao, Marc Rigden, Luisina Ongaro, Xiang Zhou, Sjoerd D Joustra, Jan M Wit, Mike G Wade, Heike Heuer, Samuel Refetoff, Daniel J Bernard
Loss-of-function mutations in the X-linked immunoglobulin superfamily, member 1 (IGSF1) gene cause central hypothyroidism. IGSF1 is a transmembrane glycoprotein of unknown function expressed in TSH-producing thyrotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland. The protein is co-translationally cleaved, with only its C-terminal domain (CTD) being trafficked to the plasma membrane. Most intragenic IGSF1 mutations in humans map to the CTD. Here, we used CRISPR-Cas9 to introduce a loss-of-function mutation into the IGSF1-CTD in mice...
January 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323954/heterogeneity-of-calcium-responses-to-secretagogues-in-corticotrophs-from-male-rats
#4
Nicola Romanò, Heather McClafferty, Jamie J Walker, Paul Le Tissier, Michael J Shipston
Heterogeneity in homotypic cellular responses is an important feature of many biological systems, and has been shown to be prominent in most anterior pituitary hormonal cell types. Here we analyse heterogeneity in the responses to hypothalamic secretagogues in the corticotroph cell population of adult male rats. Using the genetically-encoded calcium indicator GCaMP6s, we determined the intracellular calcium responses of these cells to CRH and AVP. Our experiments revealed marked population heterogeneity in the response to these peptides, in terms of amplitude and dynamics of the responses, as well as the sensitivity to different concentrations and duration of stimuli...
March 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302169/two-novel-lhx3-mutations-in-patients-with-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-including-cervical-rigidity-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#5
Khushnooda Ramzan, Bassam Bin-Abbas, Lolwa Al-Jomaa, Rabab Allam, Mohammed Al-Owain, Faiqa Imtiaz
BACKGROUND: Congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) is a rare heterogeneous group of conditions. CPHD-type 3 (CPHD3; MIM# 221750) is caused by recessive mutations in LHX3, a LIM-homeodomain transcription factor gene. The isoforms of LHX3 are critical for pituitary gland formation and specification of the anterior pituitary hormone-secreting cell types. They also play distinct roles in the development of neuroendocrine and auditory systems. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we summarize the clinical, endocrinological, radiological and molecular features of three patients from two unrelated families...
March 16, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294552/two-complementary-methods-to-control-gnrh-vaccination-improvac%C3%A2-misuse-in-horseracing-elisa-test-in-plasma-and-steroidomics-in-urine
#6
Ludovic Bailly-Chouriberry, Benoit Loup, Marie-Agnès Popot, Marie-Laure Dreau, Patrice Garcia, Jean-François Bruyas, Yves Bonnaire
Since the availability on the European market of the vaccine Improvac® dedicated to male pig immunological castration, the risk of misuse of this product to horses is now considered as a threat for the horseracing industry. The immunological castration is not allowed by the racing codes (immune system, Article 6). Indeed, this vaccination against the hypothalamic hormone "Luteinising Hormone Releasing Hormone" (LHRH) or "Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone" (GnRH) will prevent the release from the anterior pituitary of the Luteinising Hormone (LH) and the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), which are required for the development and activity of gonads in males (testes) and female (ovaries) and therefore all their subsequent physiological functions...
March 11, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284449/cerebral-vasospasm-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
N Bougaci, P Paquis
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral vasospasm (CVS) is a rare complication of transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas. CASE REPORT: The authors describe a symptomatic cerebral ischemia due to an internal carotid, left middle cerebral artery and anterior cerebral artery vasospasm in a patient undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for a pituitary macro adenoma. The patient was successfully treated by an endovascular balloon angioplasty. CONCLUSION: This issue should be taken into account, even when rare, in every patient who has surgery for a pituitary tumor, particularly when it concerns a large macro adenoma with suprasellar extension...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282447/neonatal-overfeeding-disrupts-pituitary-ghrelin-signalling-in-female-rats-long-term-implications-for-the-stress-response
#8
Luba Sominsky, Ilvana Ziko, Sarah J Spencer
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responses to psychological stress are exacerbated in adult female but not male rats made obese due to overfeeding in early life. Ghrelin, traditionally known for its role in energy homeostasis, has been recently recognised for its role in coordinating the HPA responses to stress, particularly by acting directly at the anterior pituitary where the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR), the receptor for acyl ghrelin, is abundantly expressed. We therefore hypothesised that neonatal overfeeding in female rats would compromise pituitary responsiveness to ghrelin, contributing to a hyperactive central stress responsiveness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279778/readmission-and-other-adverse-events-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-prevalence-timing-and-predictive-factors
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David J Cote, Hormuz H Dasenbrock, Ivo S Muskens, Marike Ld Broekman, Hasan A Zaidi, Ian F Dunn, Timothy R Smith, Edward R Laws
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is a common neurosurgical procedure for accessing the pituitary and anterior skull base, yet few multicenter analyses have evaluated outcomes after this procedure. STUDY DESIGN: Patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery from 2006 to 2015 were extracted from the ACS NSQIP database. Logistic regression was used to identify predictors of thirty-day complications. RESULTS: Of 1240 patients included in this analysis; 6...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264912/from-pituitary-adenoma-to-pituitary-neuroendocrine-tumor-pitnet-an-international-pituitary-pathology-club-proposal
#10
S L Asa, O Casar-Borota, P Chanson, E Delgrange, P Earls, S Ezzat, A Grossman, H Ikeda, N Inoshita, N Karavitaki, M Korbonits, E R Laws, M B Lopes, N Maartens, I E McCutcheon, O Mete, H Nishioka, G Raverot, F Roncaroli, W Saeger, L V Syro, A Vasiljevic, C Villa, A Wierinckx, J Trouillas
The classification of neoplasms of adenohypophysial cells is misleading because of the simplistic distinction between adenoma and carcinoma, based solely on metastatic spread and the poor reproducibility and predictive value of the definition of atypical adenomas based on the detection of mitoses or expression of Ki-67 or p53. In addition, the current classification of neoplasms of the anterior pituitary does not accurately reflect the clinical spectrum of behavior. Invasion and regrowth of proliferative lesions and persistence of hormone hypersecretion cause significant morbidity and mortality...
April 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258747/psychotherapy-with-somatosensory-stimulation-for-endometriosis-associated-pain-the-role-of-the-anterior-hippocampus
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Florian Beissner, Christine Preibisch, Annemarie Schweizer-Arau, Roxana M Popovici, Karin Meissner
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a gynecological disorder affecting 6%-10% of all women in their reproductive age. There is an emerging view in the literature that psychological trauma plays a central role in the pathogenesis of pelvic pain, one of the core symptoms of endometriosis. Here we report central nervous system mechanisms of a novel combination of psychotherapy and somatosensory stimulation that has recently shown remarkable effects in reducing pain, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in these patients...
January 16, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255689/high-resolution-heavily-t2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-evaluation-of-the-pituitary-stalk-in-children-with-ectopic-neurohypophysis
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Imane El Sanharawi, Loukia Tzarouchi, Liesbeth Cardoen, Laetitia Martinerie, Juliane Leger, Jean-Claude Carel, Monique Elmaleh-Berges, Marianne Alison
BACKGROUND: In anterior pituitary deficiency, patients with non visible pituitary stalk have more often multiple deficiencies and persistent deficiency than patients with visible pituitary stalk. OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic value of a high-resolution heavily T2-weighted sequence to 1.5-mm-thick unenhanced and contrast-enhanced sagittal T1-weighted sequences to assess the presence of the pituitary stalk in children with ectopic posterior pituitary gland...
March 2, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248860/rapid-exacerbation-of-lymphocytic-infundibuloneurohypophysitis
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Kimitaka Shibue, Toshihito Fujii, Hisanori Goto, Yui Yamashita, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Masahiro Tanji, Akihiro Yasoda, Nobuya Inagaki
RATIONALE: Lymphocytic hypophysitis is a relatively rare autoimmune disease defined by lymphocytic infiltration to the pituitary. Its rarity and wide spectrum of clinical manifestations make clarification of the pathology difficult. Here, we describe a case we examined from the primary diagnosis to final discharge, showing the serial progression of lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis (LINH) to panhypopituitarism with extrapituitary inflammatory invasion in a short period, and responding favorably to high-dose glucocorticoid treatment...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245450/intrahypophyseal-immune-endocrine-interactions-endocrine-integration-of-the-inflammatory-inputs
#14
U Renner, M Sapochnik, K Lucia, G K Stalla, E Arzt
Endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, LPS) of gram-negative bacteria has been recognized for more than 40 years as a modulator of anterior pituitary hormone production. The action of LPS was thought to be predominantly mediated through LPS-stimulated immune cell-derived cytokines, and is part of the concept of immune-endocrine crosstalk, which regulates bidirectional adaptive processes between the endocrine and immune systems during inflammatory or infectious processes. With the detection of innate immune system components in the normal and tumoral pituitary, including the Toll-like receptor 4, the target of LPS, it has become evident that LPS can directly modify the physiology and pathophysiology of the anterior pituitary...
2017: Frontiers of Hormone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229099/deficit-of-anterior-pituitary-function-and-variable-immune-deficiency-syndrome-a-novel-mutation
#15
Pavadee Poowuttikul, Eric McGrath, Deepak Kamat
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2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228586/modeling-the-diversity-of-spontaneous-and-agonist-induced-electrical-activity-in-anterior-pituitary-corticotrophs
#16
Patrick Allen Fletcher, Hana Zemkova, Stanko S Stojilkovic, Arthur Sherman
Pituitary corticotrophs fire action potentials spontaneously and in response to stimulation with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vaspressin (AVP), and such electrical activity is critical for calcium signaling and calcium-dependent adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secretion. These cells typically fire tall sharp action potentials when spontaneously active, but a variety of other spontaneous patterns have also been reported, including various modes of bursting. There is variability in reports of the fraction of corticotrophs that are electrically active, as well as their patterns of activity, and the sources of this variation are not well understood...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225310/central-diabetes-insipidus-clinical-characteristics-and-long-term-course-in-a-large-cohort-of-adults
#17
Hiba Masri-Iraqi, Dania Hirsch, Dana Herzberg, Avner Lifshitz, Gloria Tsvetov, Carlos Benbassat, Ilan Shimon
Purpose Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is a rare heterogeneous condition with various underlying causes. This study sought to increase the still-limited data on the clinical characteristics and long-term course in adults diagnosed with CDI. Methods Data on demographics, presentation, imaging findings, affected pituitary axes, treatment, and complications were collected retrospectively from the files of 70 adult patients with CDI followed at a referral endocrine clinic. Results 40 women and 30 men were included...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220108/adaptations-in-basal-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-activated-deoxycorticosterone-responses-following-ethanol-self-administration-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#18
Vanessa A Jimenez, Patrizia Porcu, A Leslie Morrow, Kathleen A Grant
Acute ethanol activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, while long-term exposure results in a blunted neuroendocrine state, particularly with regards to the primary endpoint, cortisol, the primary glucocorticoid produced in the adrenal cortex. However, it is unknown if this dampened neuroendocrine status also influences other adrenocortical steroids. Plasma concentration of the mineralocorticoid and neuroactive steroid precursor deoxycorticosterone (DOC) is altered by pharmacological challenges of the HPA axis in cynomolgus monkeys...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216156/exchange-proteins-directly-activated-by-camp-induce-the-proliferation-of-rat-anterior-pituitary-gh3-cells-via-the-activation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase
#19
Wei Sun, Wei Jiao, Yimin Huang, Ran Li, Zhuo Zhang, Junwen Wang, Ting Lei
Cyclic adenosine 3'-5'-monophosphate (cAMP) plays a crucial role in regulating pituitary cell proliferation and hormone synthesis. Recent evidence suggests that exchange proteins directly activated by cAMP (Epacs) may mediate the effects of cAMP. Here we used rat anterior pituitary GH3 cells as the experiment model to demonstrate that forskolin increased the proliferation of GH3 cells and the phosphorylation of ERK1/2, and these effects were inhibited by PKA or Epac inhibitors. Epac activator 8-pCPT-2'-O-Me-cAMP increased GH3 cell proliferation and this was blocked by ESI-09, an Epac inhibitor...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202853/structures-showing-negative-correlations-of-signal-intensity-with-postnatal-age-on-t1-weighted-imaging-of-the-brain-of-newborns-and-infants
#20
Saeka Hori, Toshiaki Taoka, Tomoko Ochi, Toshiteru Miyasaka, Masahiko Sakamoto, Katsutoshi Takayama, Takeshi Wada, Kaoru Myochin, Yukihiro Takahashi, Kimihiko Kichikawa
PURPOSE: Although the neonatal and infantile brain typically shows sequential T1 shortening according to gestational age as a result of myelination, several structures do not follow this rule. We evaluated the relationship between the signal intensity of various structures in the neonatal and infantile brain on T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) and either postnatal or gestational age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined magnetic resonance images from 120 newborns and infants without any abnormalities in the central nervous system...
February 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
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