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Julia Fernandez Puñal de Araújo, Priscila Lang Podratz, Eduardo Merlo, Isabela Valim Sarmento, Charles Santos da Costa, Oscar Mauricio Santamaria Niño, Rodrigo Alves Faria, Leandro Ceotto Freitas Lima, Jones Bernardes Graceli
Organotin (OTs) compounds are organometallic compounds that are widely used in industry, such as in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides, paints, and others. OTs are released into the environment by anthropogenic actions, leading to contact with aquatic and terrestrial organisms that occur in animal feeding. Although OTs are degraded environmentally, reports have shown the effects of this contamination over the years because it can affect organisms of different trophic levels. OTs act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which can lead to several abnormalities in organisms...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Ariclecio Cunha de Oliveira, Sandra Andreotti, Rogério António Laurato Sertie, Amanda Baron Campana, André Ricardo Gomes de Proença, Renata Prado Vasconcelos, Keciany Alves de Oliveira, Andrelina Noronha Coelho-de-Souza, José Donato Junior, Fábio Bessa Lima
AIMS: Melatonin treatment has been reported to be capable of ameliorating metabolic diabetes-related abnormalities but also to cause hypogonadism in rats. We investigated whether the combined treatment with melatonin and insulin can improve insulin resistance and other metabolic disorders in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes during neonatal period and the repercussion of this treatment on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. MAIN METHODS: At the fourth week of age, diabetic animals started an 8-wk treatment with only melatonin (0...
February 28, 2018: Life Sciences
Xiangting Li, Ting Wu, Zhonghai Yu, Tingting Li, Jingsi Zhang, Zhennian Zhang, Min Cai, Wen Zhang, Jun Xiang, Dingfang Cai
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common but serious psychiatric disorder, but current treatments are inadequate for approximately half of the patients with MDD. Thus, better methods of treatment are urgently needed. This study aimed to investigate the antidepressant-like effects and potential mechanism of Apocynum venetum leaf extract (AVLE) in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) rat model of depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CUMS rat model of depression was used to investigate the antidepressant-like activity and relevant mechanism of AVLE (30, 60, and 125 mg/kg, i...
February 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Ana M Ramos-Leví, Mónica Marazuela
Adult-onset growth-hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) is a rare disorder, which most commonly results from pituitary or peripituitary tumors and their treatment, and is characterized by alterations in body composition, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, bone mineral density, cardiovascular risk profile and quality of life, all of which may contribute to an increased morbidity and mortality. Since recombinant human GH (rhGH) became available in 1985, several studies have provided evidence of its beneficial effects, despite the potential risk of developing adverse effects, and much clinical experience has been accumulated...
February 7, 2018: Endocrine
Richard Barrett, Chandrakala Aluganti Narasimhulu, Sampath Parthasarathy
The pituitary hormone prolactin (PRL), originally described for its role in lactation, has been implemented in over 300 functions and is produced by multiple cell types outside of the pituitary. Monocyte/macrophages in particular show robust expression of extra-pituitary prolactin (ePRL). While ePRL protein is identical to pituitary PRL and translated from the same gene, tissues outside the pituitary engage an alternative promoter to regulate expression. Many of the factors regulating this expression, however, remain unknown...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mitsuru Tanaka, Akihito Yasuoka, Haruka Yoshinuma, Yoshikazu Saito, Tomiko Asakura, Soichi Tanabe
We fed rats noodle (N) -diet containing 30 wt.% instant noodle with a 26% fat-to-energy ratio for 30 days (N-group). Compared with rats that were fed the same amount of nutrients (C-group), the N-group showed lower liver triacylglycerol levels and higher fecal cholesterol levels. We then analyzed transcriptome of the hypothalamic-pituitary (HP), the liver and the white adipose tissue (WAT). Thyroid stimulating hormone (Tshb), and its partner, glycoprotein hormone genes were up-regulated in the HP of N-group...
January 26, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Ana Amado, Fernando Araújo, Davide Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease is one of the most important causes of death in acromegalic patients. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among acromegalic patients and to evaluate the impact of disease control on these factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 11 acromegalic patients with active disease and 12 controlled patients were evaluated for blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, coagulation status, and lipid profile...
January 24, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Poonam Sharma, Irshad Aslam Khan, Rambir Singh
Background: Dietary antioxidants protect tissues and organs against insecticides/xenobiotic-induced damage. In the present study, we evaluated the results of exposure to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, cypermethrin (Cyp) and deltamethrin (Del) and possible protective effects of curcumin and quercetin on reproductive system in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this controlled experimental study, 42 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 7 groups of 6 animals...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
Yang Liu, Wendy R Kam, Prabhavathi Fernandes, David A Sullivan
PURPOSE: We previously discovered that azithromycin (AZM) acts directly on immortalized human meibomian gland epithelial cells (IHMGECs) to stimulate their lipid and lysosome accumulation and overall differentiation. We hypothesize that this phospholipidosis-like effect is due to AZM's cationic amphiphilic drug (CAD) nature. If our hypothesis is correct, then other CADs (e.g., solithromycin [SOL]) should be able to duplicate AZM's action on IHMGECs. Our purpose was to test this hypothesis...
December 28, 2017: Current Eye Research
Zheng He, Feng Lv, Yufeng Ding, Chunyan Zhu, Hegui Huang, Li Zhang, Yu Guo, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that prenatal food restriction (PFR) could induce the dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and glucocorticoid-related glucose and lipid metabolic alterations in adult offspring rats. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the intrauterine programming mechanism of adrenal dysfunction in the PFR offspring rats. METHODS: From gestational days (GDs) 11-20, pregnant Wistar rats were fed a restricted diet (50% of the daily food intake of control rats, 60 g/kg·d)...
December 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Background Metformin was found to reduce circulating levels of pituitary hormones. Objective The purpose of this study was to assess whether sex determines the effect of metformin on lactotroph secretory function. Methods The study population included 25 women and 12 men with mildly elevated serum prolactin levels (25-75 ng/mL). Because of concomitant type 2 diabetes, all participants were treated with metformin (3 g daily). Plasma levels of glucose and lipids, HOMA1-IR, serum levels of prolactin, thyrotropin and free thyroid hormones, as well as Jostel's, SPINA-GT and SPINA-GD indices were assessed at baseline and at the end of metformin treatment...
November 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Xin Xie, Qing Li, Lingmin Zhang, Wei Ren
OBJECTIVE: Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors. Given that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the AGHD population, there is a need for alternative, non-invasive methods of assessing cardiometabolic risk in this population. Chinese visceral adiposity index (CVAI) is a new marker of visceral fat dysfunction that is based on age, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and metabolic parameters...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
Gozde Sir, Bakiye Goker Bagca, Gurkan Yigitturk, Turker Cavusoglu, Cigir Biray Avci, Cumhur Gunduz, Yigit Uyanikgil
Tacrolimus (FK506) is a chemotherapeutic agent, which uses calcineurin pathway via inhibiting the stimulation of T cells to prevent the formation of immune response in the recipient individual in organ transplants. FK506 is mainly metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzyme system and is known that it has high toxic effects on different cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have recently gained importance since their potential to be used in cellular therapy and tissue regeneration. In some clinical cases, MSCs are transferred into the patient after the organ transplantations in order to support the treatment...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
A Olvera, C J Martyniuk, N Buisine, V Jiménez-Jacinto, A Sanchez-Flores, L M Sachs, A Orozco
Although 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) is considered to be the primary bioactive thyroid hormone (TH) due to its high affinity for TH nuclear receptors (TRs), new data suggest that 3,5-diiodothyronine (T2) can also regulate transcriptional networks. To determine the functional relevance of these bioactive THs, RNA-seq analysis was conducted in the cerebellum, thalamus-pituitary and liver of tilapia treated with equimolar doses of T2 or T3. We identified a total of 169, 154 and 2863 genes that were TH-responsive (FDR < 0...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
Weicong Ren, Jiang Ma, Juan Li, Zhijie Zhang, Mingwei Wang
Hyperlipidemia, one of the cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, is associated with an increase in the risk for dementia. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was applied over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) to modulate serum lipid levels in older adults. Participants received 10 sessions of rTMS or sham stimulation intervention within 2 weeks. The serum lipid and thyroid hormone-related endocrine levels were assessed before and after the treatment. We found that rTMS significantly decreased serum lipid levels, including the total cholesterol (CHO) and triglyceride (TG); meanwhile, it also increased the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) as well as thyroxine (T4) levels...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Kunihiro Suzuki, Kazunori Yanagi, Masanori Shimizu, Sho Wakamatsu, Takafumi Niitani, Soichiro Hosonuma, Masaaki Sagara, Yoshimasa Aso
Patients with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) have an increased risk of atherosclerosis and vascular mortality. Evidence suggests that endothelial dysfunction is involved in all stages of atherogenesis. This study examined the effect of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy on diacron-reactive oxygen metabolites (d-ROMs) and endothelial function in Japanese patients with GHD, using peripheral arterial tonometry. This was an open-label, prospective, case-control study. Nine patients with GHD who had not previously received any GH replacement therapy were enrolled...
October 25, 2017: Endocrine Journal
Carrie A Sims, Guan Yuxia, Khushboo Singh, Evan C Werlin, Patrick M Reilly, Joseph A Baur
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary, plays a vital role in maintaining vasomotor tone during acute blood loss. We hypothesized that decompensated hemorrhagic shock is associated with decreased AVP stores and supplementation during resuscitation would improve both blood pressure and renal function. Using a decompensated hemorrhagic shock model, male Long-Evans rats were bled to mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) of 40mmHg and maintained until the MAP could not be sustained without fluid...
2017: PloS One
Han Qiu, Jin-Kui Yang, Chen Chen
Growth hormone (GH), as a vital hormone, has to experience a series of processes to fulfill its function including secretion, entering the circulation to reach target tissues (pre-receptor process), binding on the GH receptor (GHR) and triggering signaling inside cells (post-GHR process). Insulin can directly or indirectly influence part of these processes. GH secretion from pituitary somatotropes is regulated by GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) and somatostatin (SS) from hypothalamus. Insulin may exert positive or negative effects on the neurons expressing GHRH and SS and somatotropes under healthy and pathological conditions including obesity and diabetes...
October 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
Jun Zhou, Deng Wang, Xiaohong Luo, Xu Jia, Maoxing Li, Laudon Moshe, Ruxue Zhang, Zhengping Jia
Modern lifestyle factors (high-caloric food rich in fat) and daily chronic stress are important risk factors for metabolic disturbances. Increased hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity and the subsequent excess production of glucocorticoids (GCs) in response to chronic stress (CS) leads to increases in metabolic complications, such as type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance (IR). Melatonin (MLT), which protects several regulatory components of the HPA axis from GC-induced deterioration, might improve glucose homeostasis...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Hao Kou, Lang Shen, Han-Wen Luo, Liao-Bin Chen, Dong-Fang Wu, Hui Wang
Prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) induces hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis-related neuroendocrine metabolic programming alteration in the first generation (F1) rats. In this study, the HPA hormones and glucose/lipid phenotypes under basal state and stressed condition induced by a fortnight ice-water swimming were examined in F2 to verify the intergenerational effect. Under the basal state, serum corticosterone (CORT) and glucose of some PEE groups were lowered while those of serum triglycerides (TG) were increased comparing with controls...
December 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
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