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thyrotropin receptor

Albert Dahan, Rutger van der Schrier, Terry Smith, Leon Aarts, Monique van Velzen, Marieke Niesters
The ventilatory control system is highly vulnerable to exogenous administered opioid analgesics. Particularly respiratory depression is a potentially lethal complication that may occur when opioids are overdosed or consumed in combination with other depressants such as sleep medication or alcohol. Fatalities occur in acute and chronic pain patients on opioid therapy and individuals that abuse prescription or illicit opioids for their hedonistic pleasure. One important strategy to mitigate opioid-induced respiratory depression is cotreatment with nonopioid respiratory stimulants...
March 19, 2018: Anesthesiology
Alberto Bocchetta, Luca Ambrosiani, Gioia Baggiani, Claudia Pisanu, Caterina Chillotti, Raffaella Ardau, Fernanda Velluzzi, Doloretta Piras, Andrea Loviselli, Antonello Pani
BACKGROUND: Concerns about the adverse effects of long-term treatment with lithium include reduced renal function. In the present study, we examined comorbidities which may be associated with chronic kidney disease in a cohort of patients treated with lithium for up to 41 years. METHODS: We studied 394 patients who were treated with lithium for ≥ 5 years. The potential role of comorbidities (diabetes, concurrent antihypertensive medication, treatment with L-thyroxine, and presence of antithyroid peroxidase/microsomes, anti-thyroglobulin, and/or anti-thyrotropin-receptor antibodies) was analysed...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
Arleta K Skrzynska, Elisabetta Maiorano, Marco Bastaroli, Fatemeh Naderi, Jesús M Míguez, Gonzalo Martínez-Rodríguez, Juan M Mancera, Juan A Martos-Sitcha
The hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) and hypothalamus-sympathetic-chromaffin cell (HSC) axes are involved in the regulation of the stress response in teleost. In this regard, the activation of a complex network of endocrine players is needed, including corticotrophin-releasing hormone (Crh), Crh binding protein (Crhbp), proopiomelanocortin (Pomc), thyrotropin-releasing hormone (Trh), arginine vasotocin (Avt), and isotocin (It) to finally produce pleiotropic functions. We aimed to investigate, using the gilthead sea bream ( Sparus aurata ) as a biological model, the transcriptomic response of different endocrine factors ( crh, crhbp, pomc s, trh ), neuropeptides ( avt and it ), and their specific receptors ( avtrv1a, avtrv2 , and itr ) in four important target tissues (hypothalamus, pituitary, kidney and liver), after an acute stress situation...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Pei Zhang, Min Yang, Li Zeng, Changjiang Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Triclosan, as an antimicrobial agent and a potential endocrine disruptor, has been used extensively in diverse products, resulting in widespread human exposure. In recent years, studies suggest that triclosan could disturb thyroid functions and decline thyroid hormones (THs). METHODS: To verify our hypothesis that the MAPK pathway may function significantly in triclosan-induced hypothyroidism, Sprague-Dawley rats were gavaged with triclosan for 31 consecutive days; Nthy-ori 3-1 cells were treated with triclosan in the presence/absence of NAC, inhibitors (SB203580 and SB202474), or TRHr siRNA...
February 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Aaron J Hsueh, Jiahuan He
Gonadotropins belong to the family of dimeric glycoprotein hormones and regulate gonadal physiology mediated by G protein-coupled, seven-transmembrane receptors. These glycoprotein hormones are widely used in the clinic to promote ovarian follicle development and for treating some cases of male infertility. We traced the co-evolution of dimeric gonadotropin hormones and their receptors, together with thyrotropin and its receptor. We updated recent findings on human genetic variants of these genes and their association with dizygotic twining, polycystic ovarian syndrome, primary ovarian insufficiency, male-limited precocious puberty and infertility...
February 15, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Changjun Wang, Qingyao Ning, Kai Jin, Jiajun Xie, Juan Ye
BACKGROUND: The current therapies of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) were still a challenging matter. In this study, we aimed to contrast the impact of before- after rituximab (RTX) therapy in the patients with TAO. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and SCOPUS databases for articles published up to July 3, 2017. Fixed- or random-effects meta-analysis was used to provide pooled estimates of standard mean difference (SMD) both the primary outcome from clinical activity score (CAS), and secondary outcomes from thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb), proptosis, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels...
February 17, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Danilo Villalta, Federica D'Aurizio, Mirella Da Re, Debora Ricci, Francesco Latrofa, Renato Tozzoli
PURPOSE: Thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) autoantibodies (TRAbs) are a hallmark of Graves' disease (GD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a new third generation automatic fluorescence enzyme immunoassay for TRAb measurement in GD, in comparison with two current IMAs. METHODS: Sera of 439 subjects (57 patients with untreated GD, 34 with treated GD, 15 with GD and Graves' orbitopathy, 52 with multinodular non-toxic goiter, 86 with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, 20 with toxic adenoma or toxic multinodular goiter, 55 with non-thyroid autoimmune diseases and 120 normal controls) were tested for TRAbs with the ELiA ™ anti-TSH-R assay (ThermoFischer Scientific, Uppsala, Sweden), the TRAK ™ RIA, Brahms (Thermo Scientific, Hennigsdorf, Germany) and the Immulite ™ TSI assay (Siemens Healthcare, Llanberis, UK)...
February 12, 2018: Auto- Immunity Highlights
Magdalena Czarnecka-Operacz, Anna Sadowska-Przytocka, Dorota Jenerowicz, Anna Szeliga, Zygmunt Adamski, Katarzyna Łącka
Introduction: Chronic urticaria (CU) is a skin disease caused by autoantibodies against high affinity immunoglobulin E (IgE) receptor and against IgE. It is characterized by hives, erythematous wheals and redness present minimum twice a week for at least 6 weeks. It is observed that there is a strong association between CU and autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune thyroiditis (AT). Aim: To verify the frequency of AT in patients suffering from chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and to confirm the coexistence of CU and AT in the Polish population...
December 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Shigekazu Sasaki, Akio Matsushita, Go Kuroda, Hiroko M Nakamura, Yutaka Oki, Takafumi Suda
Thyroid hormone (T3) activates (positive regulation) or represses (negative regulation) target genes at the transcriptional level. The molecular mechanism of the former has been elucidated in detail; however, the mechanism for negative regulation has not been established. The best example of the gene that is negatively regulated by T3 is the thyrotropin (thyroid-stimulating hormone) β subunit (TSHβ) gene. Analogous to the T3-responsive element (TRE) in positive regulation, a negative TRE (nTRE) has been postulated in the TSHβ gene...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
Ana C Panveloski-Costa, Caroline Serrano-Nascimento, Paula Bargi-Souza, Leonice L Poyares, Gabriela de S Viana, Maria T Nunes
Thyroid hormones play an important role in glucose metabolism and there is evidence of increased prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in obese and diabetic patients. This study aimed at evaluating the thyroid function and the effects of the triiodothyronine (T3) treatment on glycemia control, insulin sensitivity and subclinical inflammation in cafeteria-diet-induced obesity in rats. Obesity was induced in male Wistar rats by offering a cafeteria diet and a subset of the obese rats was treated with T3 (1.5 μg per 100 g of body weight) for a 28-day period...
February 2018: Physiological Reports
Ulrika Smedh, Karen A Scott, Timothy H Moran
Besides its well-known action to stimulate thyroid hormone release, Thyrotropin mRNA is expressed within the brain and Thyrotropin and its receptor have been shown to be present in brain areas that control feeding and gastrointestinal function. Here, the hypothesis that Thyrotropin acts on receptors in the dorsal hindbrain to alter food intake and/or gastric function was tested. Fourth ventricular injections of Thyrotropin (0.06, 0.6 and 6.0 µg) were given to rats with chronic intracerebroventricular cannulas aimed at the fourth ventricle...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Qingling Guo, Dan Wu, Huixin Yu, Jiandong Bao, Shiqiao Peng, Zhongyan Shan, Haixia Guan, Weiping Teng
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated DNA methylation in lymphocytes has been linked to autoimmune disorders. The aims of this study were to identify global DNA methylation patterns in patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) and to observe methylation changes after treatment for these conditions. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study design including the following patients: 51 with newly diagnosed Graves' disease (GD), 28 with autoimmune hypothyroidism (AIT), 29 with positive thyroid autoantibodies (pTAb) and 39 matched healthy volunteers...
January 16, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Olinda Marques, Ana Antunes, Maria João Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune thyroid disease, common in adults but rare in children. The best therapeutic approach remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the current treatment of pediatric GD in Portugal and to assess the clinical and biochemical factors that determine definitive/long-term remission after treatment with antithyroid drugs (ATDs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data about pediatric GD treatment collected from a nationwide survey conducted by the Portuguese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology from May to August 2013...
January 8, 2018: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
Myrthe Marguerite van Dijk, Iris Smits, Eric Fliers, Peter H Bisschop
BACKGROUND: In pregnant women with Graves' disease, maternal thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAb) can cross the placenta and induce fetal or neonatal thyrotoxicosis. Symptoms of fetal thyrotoxicosis are tachycardia, intrauterine growth restriction and intra-uterine death. Recommendations on an upper limit of TRAb concentrations below which intensive fetal monitoring can be safely omitted vary between different guidelines. The objective of this study was to define an evidence-based cut-off level for maternal TRAb necessitating additional fetal monitoring during pregnancy...
January 12, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Jana Fischer, Gunnar Kleinau, Claudia Rutz, Denise Zwanziger, Noushafarin Khajavi, Anne Müller, Maren Rehders, Klaudia Brix, Catherine L Worth, Dagmar Führer, Heiko Krude, Burkhard Wiesner, Ralf Schülein, Heike Biebermann
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) can constitute complexes with non-GPCR integral membrane proteins, while such interaction has not been demonstrated at a single molecule level so far. We here investigated the potential interaction between the thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) and the monocarboxylate transporter 8 (MCT8), a member of the major facilitator superfamily (MFS), using fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS). Both the proteins are expressed endogenously on the basolateral plasma membrane of the thyrocytes and are involved in stimulation of thyroid hormone production and release...
December 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Huibin Huang, Yaxiong Shi, Bo Liang, Huiyao Cai, Qingyan Cai, Ruhai Lin
OBJECTIVE: A relationship between iodine intake and the effectiveness of anti-thyroid drug (ATD) therapy for Graves' disease (GD) has been suggested and strict restriction of iodine intake has been tried in the treatment of GD in some studies. However, it is unclear whether dietary iodine supplementation improves the prognosis of ATD therapy for GD. This study aimed to clarify whether optimal iodine supplementation during anti-thyroid drug therapy for GD is associated with lower recurrence rates than iodine restriction...
December 29, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
Michelle Mohyi, Terry J Smith
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is a vexing and poorly understood autoimmune process involving the upper face and tissues surrounding the eyes. In TAO, the orbit can become inflamed and undergo substantial remodeling that is disfiguring and can lead to loss of vision. These are currently no approved medical therapies for TAO, the consequence of its uncertain pathogenic nature. It usually presents as a component of the syndrome known as Graves' disease where loss of immune tolerance to the thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) results in the generation of activating antibodies against that protein and hyperthyroidism...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Isabelle Oliver-Petit, Frédérique Savagner, Solange Grunenwald, Magaly Vialon, Thomas Edouard, Philippe Caron
We describe severe thyrotoxicosis in young members of a family with nonautoimmune hyperthyroidism caused by a C672W germline mutation in exon 10 of TSHR gene. In this family, lack of genotype-phenotype correlation and anticipation across generations could be linked to an increased iodine intake as recently observed in France.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
Di Sun, Liting Zhou, Shuyue Wang, Te Liu, Jian Zhu, Yiyang Jia, Jin Xu, Huaiji Chen, Qi Wang, Feng Xu, Yuezhu Zhang, Lin Ye
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is extensively used in many personal care and consumer products, which has resulted in widespread human exposure. Limited studies have suggested that exposure to DEHP may affect thyroid function, but little is known about the effect and mechanisms of DEHP exposure on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis (HPTA). The present study was conducted to elucidate the potential mechanisms in which DEHP disrupts the function of the HPTA. Wistar rats were administered DEHP by gavage at 0, 5, 50, and 500 mg/kg/day for 28 days and then sacrificed within 24 h following the last dose...
December 9, 2017: Endocrine Journal
Neelakanta Kanike, Ajuah Davis, Prem S Shekhawat
Transient congenital hypothyroidism (CH) refers to a temporary deficiency of thyroid hormone identified after birth, with low thyroxine (T4) and elevated thyrotropin (TSH), which later recovers to improved thyroxine production, typically in first few months of infancy. Approximately 17% to 40% of children diagnosed with CH by newborn screening (NBS) programs were later determined to have transient hypothyroidism. Causes of transient CH are prematurity, iodine deficiency, maternal thyrotropin receptor blocking antibodies, maternal intake of anti-thyroid drugs, maternal or neonatal iodine exposure, loss of function mutations and hepatic hemangiomas...
October 2017: Translational pediatrics
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