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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324017/a-novel-selective-bombesin-receptor-subtype-3-agonist-promotes-weight-loss-in-male-diet-induced-obese-rats-with-circadian-rhythm-change
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Yasunori Nio, Natsu Hotta, Minoru Maruyama, Kenichi Hamagami, Toshimi Nagi, Masaaki Funata, Junichi Sakamoto, Masanori Nakakariya, Nobuyuki Amano, Tomohiro Okawa, Yasuyoshi Arikawa, Shinobu Sasaki, Shoki Okuda, Shizuo Kasai, Yugo Habata, Yasutaka Nagisa
Bombesin receptor subtype 3 (BRS-3) is an orphan G-protein-coupled receptor. Based on the obese phenotype of male BRS-3-deficient mice, BRS-3 has been considered an attractive target for obesity treatment. Here, we developed a novel selective BRS-3 agonist (Compound-A) and evaluated its anti-obesity effects. Compound-A showed anorectic effects and enhanced energy expenditure in diet-induced obese (DIO)-F344 rats. Moreover, repeated oral administration of Compound-A for 7 days resulted in a significant body weight reduction in DIO-F344 rats...
March 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319849/the-association-between-three-major-physiological-stress-systems-and-oxidative-dna-and-lipid-damage
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Catherine N Black, Mariska Bot, Dóra Révész, Peter G Scheffer, Brenda Penninx
BACKGROUND: Increased activity of the three major physiological stress systems (immune-inflammatory system, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis [HPA-axis], and autonomic nervous system [ANS]) is part of the pathophysiology of various somatic and psychiatric diseases. Oxidative damage is a key mechanism in both ageing and disease. Elucidating the relationship between these stress systems and oxidative damage would contribute to the understanding of the role of physiological stress in disease...
March 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261157/transcriptome-profile-of-rat-adrenal-evoked-by-gonadectomy-and-testosterone-or-estradiol-replacement
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Karol Jopek, Piotr Celichowski, Marta Szyszka, Marianna Tyczewska, Paulina Milecka, Ludwik K Malendowicz, Marcin Rucinski
Sex differences in adrenal cortex structure and function are well known in different species. In the rat, they are manifested as larger adrenal cortex and higher corticosterone secretion by females compared with males. These sex differences depend, among others, on functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA). In this aspect, it is widely accepted that testosterone exerts an inhibitory and estradiol stimulatory effect on the said axis. The molecular bases of these sex-related differences are poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239611/pleotropic-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-leptin-to-reverse-type-1-diabetes
#4
Rachel J Perry
Recent studies have demonstrated that leptin can prolong life chronically in rats with poorly-controlled type 1 diabetes (T1D). Multiple explanations have been proposed to explain leptin's chronic antihyperglycemic effect, including suppression of glucagon release and/or signaling, reductions in hyperphagia and ectopic lipid content, and improvements in insulin sensitivity; it is leptin's ability to reduce plasma glucose relies on all of these effects. In addition, leptin reverses hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) acutely, within 6 hours of leptin infusion, by suppressing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in insulinopenic rats...
January 2017: Postdoc Journal: a Journal of Postdoctoral Research and Postdoctoral Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219196/-treatment-effects-analysis-of-preoperative-long-acting-somatostatin-analogs-combined-trans-sphenoidal-endoscopic-surgery-for-patients-with-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-macroadenomas
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L Y Zhang, K Deng, Y Zhang, Y Yao, H J Zhu, Z M Jin, H Pan
Objective: To evaluate the treatment effects of preoperative long-acting somatostatin analogue (SSA) combined trans-sphenoidal endoscopic surgery for patients with growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary macroadenomas. Methods: Retrospective analysis was carried out on 20 patients with GH-secreting pituitary macroadenomas who were treated with preoperative SSA and trans-sphenoidal endoscopic surgery in our apartment from January 2010 to January 2016. We also selected 20 patients with only trans-sphenoidal endoscopic surgery treatment and 20 patients with preoperative SSA and non-trans-sphenoidal endoscopic surgery treatment...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217500/a-study-to-evaluate-the-prevalence-of-hypogonadism-in-indian-males-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Pankaj Kumar Agarwal, Parminder Singh, Subhankar Chowdhury, S K Sharma, Anirban Majumdar, Parag Shah, Rakesh Sahay, S Vageesh Ayyar, Hemant Phatale, Chandar M Batra, Raeesuddin Syed, Pradeep Shetty
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of hypogonadism in men with Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been reported worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of hypogonadism in Indian males with T2DM and assess the primary and secondary hypogonadism along with androgen deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 900 men with T2DM were evaluated using androgen deficiency in aging male questionnaire. They were screened for demographic characteristics, gonadal hormone levels, lipid profile, and glycosylated hemoglobin...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215162/gut-brain-axis-role-of-lipids-in-the-regulation-of-inflammation-pain-and-cns-diseases
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Roberto Russo, Claudia Cristiano, Carmen Avagliano, Carmen De Caro, Giovanna La Rana, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Roberto Berni Canani, Rosaria Meli, Antonio Calignano
The human gut is a composite anaerobic environment with a large, diverse and dynamic enteric microbiota, represented by more than 100 trillion microorganisms, including at least 1000 distinct species. The discovery that a different microbial composition can influence behavior and cognition, and in turn the nervous system can indirectly influence enteric microbiota composition, has significantly contributed to establish the well-accepted concept of gut-brain axis. This hypothesis is supported by several evidence showing mutual mechanisms, which involve the vague nerve, the immune system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis modulation and the bacteria-derived metabolites...
February 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214940/transcriptional-and-biochemical-alterations-in-zebrafish-eleuthero-embryos-danio-rerio-after-exposure-to-synthetic-progestogen-dydrogesterone
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Wen-Jun Shi, Guang-Guo Ying, Guo-Yong Huang, Yan-Qiu Liang, Li-Xin Hu, Jian-Liang Zhao, Jin-Na Zhang
Little information has so far been known on the effects of synthetic progestogen dydrogesterone (DDG) in organisms like fish. This study aimed to investigate the effects of DDG on the transcriptional and biochemical alterations in zebrafish eleuthero-embryos. Zebrafish eleuthero-embryos were analyzed for the transcriptional alterations by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) and biochemical changes by attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FITR) after 144 h exposure to DDG...
February 18, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185602/impaired-hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular-axis-activity-spermatogenesis-and-sperm-function-promote-infertility-in-males-with-lead-poisoning
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Jason Gandhi, Rafael J Hernandez, Andrew Chen, Noel L Smith, Yefim R Sheynkin, Gargi Joshi, Sardar Ali Khan
Lead poisoning is a stealthy threat to human physiological systems as chronic exposure can remain asymptomatic for long periods of time before symptoms manifest. We presently review the biophysical mechanisms of lead poisoning that contribute to male infertility. Environmental and occupational exposure of lead may adversely affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, impairing the induction of spermatogenesis. Dysfunction at the reproductive axis, namely testosterone suppression, is most susceptible and irreversible during pubertal development...
February 10, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167441/effects-of-environmentally-relevant-concentrations-of-the-anti-inflammatory-drug-diclofenac-in-freshwater-fish-rhamdia-quelen
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Izonete Cristina Guiloski, Laercio Dante Stein Piancini, Ana Carolina Dagostim, Sabrina Loise de Morais Calado, Luis Fernando Fávaro, Suelen Lúcio Boschen, Marta Margarete Cestari, Cláudio da Cunha, Helena Cristina Silva de Assis
The presence of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and its impact on humans and the ecosystem are emerging issues in environmental health. This study evaluated the potential biochemical, genetic and reproductive effects of the diclofenac by waterborne exposure, in a semi-static bioassay for 21 days. The fish Rhamdia quelen were exposed to environmental concentrations of diclofenac (0, 0.2, 2 and 20µg/L). The results showed that in the liver, diclofenac reduced the catalase and ethoxyresorufin- O- deethylase activities in fish exposed to 2µg/L, and superoxide dismutase in all exposed groups...
February 3, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158916/acute-recapitulation-of-the-hyperinsulinemia-and-hyperlipidemia-characteristic-of-metabolic-syndrome-suppresses-gonadotropins
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Justin Chosich, Andrew P Bradford, Amanda A Allshouse, Jane E B Reusch, Nanette Santoro, Irene E Schauer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of lipid/heparin versus saline infusion, with or without concurrent euglycemic hyperinsulinemia, on serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Obesity is associated with hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, and relative hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. It was hypothesized that acutely elevated fatty acids and insulin would impair gonadotropin secretion. METHODS: Regularly cycling women and men without obesity underwent a crossover 6-hour infusion study over four visits...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045308/everyday-unfair-treatment-and-multisystem-biological-dysregulation-in-african-american-adults
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Anthony D Ong, David R Williams, Ujuonu Nwizu, Tara L Gruenewald
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence suggests that chronic exposure to unfair treatment or day-to-day discrimination increases risk for poor health, but data on biological stress mechanisms are limited. This study examined chronic experiences of unfair treatment in relation to allostatic load (AL), a multisystem index of biological dysregulation. METHOD: Data are from a sample of 233 African-American adults (37-85 years; 64% women). Perceptions of everyday unfair treatment were measured by questionnaire...
January 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999963/identification-of-an-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-rat-pars-tuberalis-a-possible-interface-in-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-system
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Arsalan Jafarpour, Faramarz Dehghani, Horst-Werner Korf
Endocannabinoids (ECs) are ubiquitous endogenous lipid derivatives and play an important role in intercellular communication either in an autocrine/paracrine or in an endocrine fashion. Recently, an intrinsic EC system has been discovered in the hypophysial pars tuberalis (PT) of hamsters and humans. In hamsters, this EC system is under photoperiodic control and appears to influence the secretion of hormones such as prolactin from the adenohypophysis. We investigate the EC system in the PT of the rat, a frequently used species in endocrine research...
December 20, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988361/molecular-modifications-by-regulating-camp-signaling-and-oxidant-antioxidant-defence-mechanisms-produce-antidepressant-like-effect-a-possible-mechanism-of-etazolate-aftermaths-of-impact-accelerated-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rat-model
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Ankur Jindal, Radhakrishnan Mahesh, Shvetank Bhatt, Dilip Pandey
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading cause of psychiatric conditions in patients, amongst which, depression and anxiety are more frequent. Despite the preclinical antidepressant-like effects, clinical development of Phospodiesterase-4 (PDE4) enzyme inhibitors has been hampered due to serious side effect profiles, such as nausea and vomiting. Etazolate (ETZ) is a new generation PDE4 inhibitor with encouraging safety and tolerance profiles. In our previous studies we have addressed that ETZ produces antidepressant-like effects in animal models of depression, however, the underlying mechanism(s) following TBI have not been completely explored...
December 14, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929385/the-metabolic-implications-of-glucocorticoids-in-a-high-fat-diet-setting-and-the-counter-effects-of-exercise
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Emily C Dunford, Michael C Riddell
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are steroid hormones, naturally produced by activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, that mediate the immune and metabolic systems. Synthetic GCs are used to treat a number of inflammatory conditions and diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Generally, chronic or high dose GC administration is associated with side effects such as steroid-induced skeletal muscle loss, visceral adiposity, and diabetes development. Patients who are taking exogenous GCs could also be more susceptible to poor food choices, but the effect that increasing fat consumption in combination with elevated exogenous GCs has only recently been investigated...
December 5, 2016: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906555/ligand-biased-regulation-of-ptdins-3-4-5-p3-dependent-signal-transduction-in-gpcr-control-of-pituitary-hormone-release
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Joshua G Pemberton, John P Chang
Biased signaling describes the selective activation of signal transduction cascades by structurally-related ligands downstream of shared G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Although class I phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are important components of GPCR-controlled transduction networks, little is known regarding the potential for biased regulation of class I PI3K-dependent signaling. The full compliment of class I PI3K catalytic subunits (p110α, p110β, p110δ and p110γ) first appear in bony fishes and, despite being associated with distinct cellular functions, all class I PI3Ks produce the lipid second-messenger phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PtdIns(3,4,5)P3)...
December 1, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882938/neutral-sphingomyelinase-smpd3-deficiency-disrupts-the-golgi-secretory-pathway-and-causes-growth-inhibition
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Wilhelm Stoffel, Ina Hammels, Bitta Jenke, Erika Binczek, Inga Schmidt-Soltau, Susanne Brodesser, Astrid Schauss, Julia Etich, Juliane Heilig, Frank Zaucke
Systemic loss of neutral sphingomyelinase (SMPD3) in mice leads to a novel form of systemic, juvenile hypoplasia (dwarfism). SMPD3 deficiency in mainly two growth regulating cell types contributes to the phenotype, in chondrocytes of skeletal growth zones to skeletal malformation and chondrodysplasia, and in hypothalamic neurosecretory neurons to systemic hypothalamus-pituitary-somatotropic hypoplasia. The unbiased smpd3-/- mouse mutant and derived smpd3-/- primary chondrocytes were instrumental in defining the enigmatic role underlying the systemic and cell autonomous role of SMPD3 in the Golgi compartment...
November 24, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874199/glucose-and-lipid-levels-with-lanreotide-autogel-120-mg-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-acromegaly-data-from-the-primarys-study
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Philippe J Caron, Stephan Petersenn, Aude Houchard, Caroline Sert, John S Bevan
OBJECTIVE: Impaired glycaemic control, characteristic of acromegaly, can be exacerbated by treatment with somatostatin analogues (SSAs), particularly those with multireceptor activity. We present data from the PRIMARYS study on the impact of the SSA lanreotide, associated with tumour volume and hormonal improvements, on glucose and other metabolic parameters in acromegaly. DESIGN: PRIMARYS was a 48-week open-label single-arm phase 3b study of lanreotide autogel 120 mg/4 weeks...
April 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802964/chronic-hyperprolactinemia-evoked-by-disruption-of-lactotrope-dopamine-d2-receptors-impacts-on-liver-and-adipocyte-genes-related-to-glucose-and-insulin-balance
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Guillermina María Luque, Felicitas Lopez-Vicchi, Ana María Ornstein, Belén Brie, Catalina De Winne, Esteban Fiore, Maria Inés Perez-Millan, Guillermo Mazzolini, Marcelo Rubinstein, Damasia Becu-Villalobos
We studied the impact of high prolactin titers on liver and adipocyte gene expression related to glucose and insulin homeostasis in correlation with obesity onset. To that end we used mutant female mice that selectively lack dopamine type 2 receptors (D2Rs) from pituitary lactotropes (lacDrd2KO), which have chronic high prolactin levels associated with increased body weight, marked increments in fat depots, adipocyte size, and serum lipids, and a metabolic phenotype that intensifies with age. LacDrd2KO mice of two developmental ages, 5 and 10 mo, were used...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792531/physiological-stress-responses-in-amphibian-larvae-to-multiple-stressors-reveal-marked-anthropogenic-effects-even-below-lethal-levels
#20
Pablo Burraco, Ivan Gomez-Mestre
Natural and anthropogenic disturbances cause profound alterations in organisms, inducing physiological adjustments to avoid, reduce, or remedy the impact of disturbances. In vertebrates, the stress response is regulated via neuroendocrine pathways, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal axis that regulates the secretion of glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids have cascading effects on multiple physiological pathways, affecting the metabolic rate, reactive oxygen species production, or immune system. Determining the extent to which natural and anthropogenic environmental factors induce stress responses in vertebrates is of great importance in ecology and conservation biology...
November 2016: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
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