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thyrotropin receptor

M H Listewnik, M J Listewnik, T Miazgowski, K Jaskólska, K Jasiakiewicz, B Birkenfeld
Introduction: Earlier studies suggest increased serum levels of thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) in some cases with non-autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The aim of the study was to assess the incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with nodular toxic goitre and toxic adenoma at 12 months after radioactive iodine therapy in the relation to TPOAb levels. Patients & Measurements: The study comprised 100 patients (83 females; 17 males) treated with radioactive iodine therapy. Serum concentrations of thyrotropin, free thyroxin, TPOAb, and anti-TSH receptor antibodies were assessed at baseline and 12 months after radioactive iodine therapy...
October 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Man-Li Guo, Xiao Zheng, Liu-Xue Yang, Ya-Li Qiu, Liang Cheng, Shao-Gang Ma
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) coexisting with ectopic thyroid is rare. Here we report a case of RTH with ectopic thyroid. A ten-year-old girl had been misdiagnosed as congenital hypothyroidism and treated with levothyroxine since she was born. Ten-year follow-up showed that the elevated thyrotropin was never suppressed by levothyroxine and no signs indicating hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism despite elevated FT3 and FT4 levels. Therefore the girl developed no defects in physical and cognitive development...
October 10, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Adam Gesing, Denise Wiesenborn, Andrew Do, Vinal Menon, Augusto Schneider, Berta Victoria, Michael B Stout, John J Kopchick, Andrzej Bartke, Michal M Masternak
Disruption of the growth hormone (GH) signaling pathway promotes insulin sensitivity and is associated with both delayed aging and extended longevity. Two kinds of long-lived mice-Ames dwarfs (df/df) and GH receptor gene-disrupted knockouts (GHRKO) are characterized by a suppressed GH axis with a significant reduction of body size and decreased plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin levels. Ames dwarf mice are deficient in GH, prolactin, and thyrotropin, whereas GHRKOs are GH resistant and are dwarf with decreased circulating IGF-1 and increased GH...
September 29, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Haruhiko Kanasaki, Aki Oride, Tomomi Hara, Tselmeg Mijiddorj, Unurjargal Sukhbaatar, Satoru Kyo
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and gonadotropins are indispensable hormones for maintaining female reproductive functions. In a similar manner to other endocrine hormones, GnRH and gonadotropins are controlled by their principle regulators. Although it has been previously established that GnRH regulates the synthesis and secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)-both gonadotropins-from pituitary gonadotrophs, it has recently become clear that hypothalamic GnRH is under the control of hypothalamic kisspeptin...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sarah J Morgan, Susanne Neumann, Bernice Marcus-Samuels, Marvin C Gershengorn
BACKGROUND: Major regulation of thyroid gland function is mediated by thyrotropin (TSH) activating the TSH receptor (TSHR) and inducing upregulation of genes involved in thyroid hormone synthesis. Evidence suggests that the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) receptor (IGF-1R) may play a role in regulating TSHR functional effects. This study examined the potential role of TSHR/IGF-1R crosstalk in primary cultures of human thyrocytes. RESULTS: TSH/IGF-1 co-treatment elicited additive effects on thyroglobulin (TG), thyroperoxidase (TPO), and deiodinase type 2 (DIO2) mRNA levels but synergistic effects on sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) mRNA...
October 18, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Evi Glas, Harald Mückter, Thomas Gudermann, Andreas Breit
Gs protein-coupled receptors regulate many vital body functions by activation of cAMP response elements (CRE) via cAMP-dependent kinase A (PKA)-mediated phosphorylation of the CRE binding protein (CREB). Melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4R) are prototypical Gs-coupled receptors that orchestrate the hypothalamic control of food-intake and metabolism. Remarkably, the significance of PKA for MC4R-induced CRE-dependent transcription in hypothalamic cells has not been rigorously interrogated yet. In two hypothalamic cell lines, we observed that blocking PKA activity had only weak or no effects on reporter gene expression...
2016: Scientific Reports
Charlotte A Heinen, Monique Losekoot, Yu Sun, Peter J Watson, Louise Fairall, Sjoerd D Joustra, Nitash Zwaveling-Soonawala, Wilma Oostdijk, Erica L T van den Akker, Mariëlle Alders, Gijs W E Santen, Rick R van Rijn, Wouter A Dreschler, Olga V Surovtseva, Nienke R Biermasz, Raoul C Hennekam, Jan M Wit, John W R Schwabe, Anita Boelen, Eric Fliers, A S Paul van Trotsenburg
CONTEXT: Isolated congenital central hypothyroidism (CeH) can result from mutations in TRHR, TSHB and IGSF1, but its etiology often remains unexplained. We identified a missense mutation in the Transducin β-like protein 1, X-linked (TBL1X) gene in three relatives diagnosed with isolated CeH. TBL1X is part of the thyroid hormone receptor corepressor-complex. OBJECTIVE: Identification of TBL1X mutations in patients with unexplained isolated CeH, Sanger sequencing of relatives of affected individuals, and clinical and biochemical characterization...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hidefumi Inaba, Leslie J De Groot, Takashi Akamizu
Graves' disease (GD) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease, and thyrotropin (TSH) receptor (TSHR) is a major autoantigen in this condition. Since the extracellular domain of human TSHR (TSHR-ECD) is shed into the circulation, TSHR-ECD is a preferentially immunogenic portion of TSHR. Both genetic factors and environmental factors contribute to development of GD. Inheritance of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes, especially HLA-DR3, is associated with GD. TSHR-ECD protein is endocytosed into antigen-presenting cells (APCs), and processed to TSHR-ECD peptides...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Gina-Eva Görtz, Sajad Moshkelgosha, Christoph Jesenek, Bärbel Edelmann, Mareike Horstmann, J Paul Banga, Anja Eckstein, Utta Berchner-Pfannschmidt
A mouse model of Graves' orbitopathy (GO) induced by genetic immunization of human TSH receptor (TSHR) A-subunit encoding plasmid has recently been established. The orbital pathology was characterized by adipogenesis, myopathy and fibrosis. Human orbital fibroblasts (OFs) express TSHR and IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) and are considered to be pathogenic in GO. We established conditions for growing ex vivo cultures of mouse OFs (mOFs) from orbital tissue of animals undergoing GO and controls. Early passage mOFs showed characteristic fibroblast morphology and expressed mesenchymal stem cell markers including a strong expression of CD90...
October 2016: Endocrinology
Yi-Ming Huang, Pei-Chen Chang, Shi-Bei Wu, Hui-Chuan Kau, Chieh-Chih Tsai, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu, Yau-Huei Wei
AIMS: To examine the expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in human cultured orbital fibroblasts from patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) and investigate whether a correlation exists between the presence of CTGF protein and clinical parameters of the disease. METHODS: The protein expression levels of CTGF were analysed by western blots in cultured orbital fibroblasts from 10 patients with GO and 7 age-matched normal controls. Associations between the protein expression of CTGF and the clinical factors of GO, including clinical demographics, thyroid function, clinical activity score (CAS) and ophthalmopathy index (OI), was evaluated...
August 19, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Keisuke Kumata, Keiko Nagata, Michiko Matsushita, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Masako Kato, Ichiro Murakami, Shuji Fukata, Kazuhiko Hayashi
Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder that mainly presents as hyperthyroidism and is caused by thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs) that stimulate thyroid-stimulating hormone receptors. We previously reported that Graves' disease patients and healthy controls both had Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected TRAb-positive B cells and the EBV-reactivated induction of these B cells in cultures may induce the production of TRAbs. In the present study, we quantified serum TRAb-IgG and TRAb-IgM levels in 34 Graves' disease patients and 15 controls using ELISA to elucidate the mechanisms underlying EBV-related antibody production...
August 16, 2016: Viral Immunology
Y L Gao, W Song, L L Jiang, M X Mao, C L Wang, C T Ge, G Y Qian
Thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) is a G-protein-coupled receptor that regulates the synthesis, storage, and secretion of thyroid hormones in the thyroid tissue. The aims of the present study were to characterize the full-length TSHR cDNA in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), and to determine the TSHR gene transcription levels in different tissues. In addition, the response of TSHR transcription levels to daily feeding in thyroid tissue was investigated. The results showed that the full-length cDNA sequence was 2743 bp with an open reading frame of 2340 bp encoding a 779-amino acid peptide...
2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Shuichi Yatsuga, Tomoko Saikusa, Takako Sasaki, Kikumi Ushijima, Miyuki Kitamura, Junko Nishioka, Yasutoshi Koga
BACKGROUND: Thyroid dysfunction can induce developmental delay and failure to thrive in infancy. Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the common causes of these symptoms in infancy. By contrast, hyperthyroidism is a rare cause of these symptoms in infancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-month-old Japanese baby boy was examined for developmental delay and failure to thrive. Blood tests were performed, which showed low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (<0.01 μU/mL) and high levels of free thyroxine (2...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Roshini Fernando, Stephen J Atkins, Terry J Smith
Fibrocytes are monocyte progenitor cells that have been implicated in normal and pathological tissue remodeling. Among the prominent chemokine receptors expressed by these cells is CXC motif receptor 4 (CXCR4), which, with its cognate ligand CXCL motif ligand 12 (CXCL-12), directs fibrocytes to sites of fibrosis. Fibrocytes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, the ocular manifestation of Graves' disease (GD), by virtue of their unique accumulation as CD34(+) orbital fibroblasts (OFs)...
October 2016: Endocrinology
Xiaomei Liu, Hui Guo, Juan Liu, Bingyin Shi
The present study reports the case of a female Chinese patient with Graves' disease (GD) and severe Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) in its active phase, who was treated with propylthiouracil and oral prednisolone for 2 months at a local hospital. However, a lack of improvement in symptoms meant that the patient was transferred to the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Xi'an, China), whereupon the patient received high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy, although with limited efficacy...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xiaomei Liu, Shu Wang, Li Qin, Wei Qiang, Mahesh Dahal, Ping Fan, Shan Gao, Bingyin Shi
The majority of previous studies on high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone pulse (IVMP) therapy have observed the clinical conditions of patients prior to and following treatment without any long-term follow-up, and these studies have predominantly focused on combined treatment. The present prospective clinical study aimed to assess the long-term effects and safety of high-dose IVMP therapy in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), as well as the significance of thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb) and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-l (sICAM-1) during IVMP therapy...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Marek Pawlikowski, Hanna Pisarek, Maria Jaranowska, Maciej Radek, Katarzyna Winczyk, Jolanta Kunert-Radek
INTRODUCTION: The pituitary adenomas secreting thyrotropin (TSH) are considered the rarest type of the hormonally active pituitary tumour. In spite of that, many cases are described in the literature. On the other hand, the observations of the co-expression of TSH with other pituitary hormones (mostly with growth hormone - GH) and "silent" expression of TSH in clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (CNFPA) are rather scarce. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Among 93 examined pituitary adenomas, 22 of them are diagnosed as active acromegaly and 71 as clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (CNFPA)...
July 12, 2016: Endokrynologia Polska
Yifei Miao, Margaret Warner, Jan-Ke Gustafsson
The recent discovery of browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) has raised great research interest because of its significant potential in counteracting obesity and type II diabetes. However, the mechanisms underlying browning are still poorly understood. Liver X receptors (LXRs) are one class of nuclear receptors, which play a vital role in regulating cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose metabolism. Following our previous finding that LXRs serve as repressors of UCP1 in classic brown adipose tissue in female mice, we found that LXRs, especially LXRβ, also repress the browning process of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in male rodents fed a normal diet...
April 2016: Adipocyte
Martin Ungerer, Julia Faßbender, Zhongmin Li, Götz Münch, Hans-Peter Holthoff
Various approaches have been used to model human Graves' disease in mice, including transfected fibroblasts, and plasmid or adenoviral immunisations with the extracellular A subunit of the human thyrotropin receptor (TSHR). Some of these models were only observed for a short time period or were self-limiting. A long-term model for human Graves' disease was established in mice using continuing immunisations (4-weekly injections) with recombinant adenovirus expressing TSHR. Generation of TSHR binding cAMP-stimulatory antibodies, thyroid enlargement and alterations, elevated serum thyroxin levels, tachycardia and cardiac hypertrophy were maintained for at least 9 months in all Ad-TSHR-immunised mice...
July 2, 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Ronny Lesmana, Toshiharu Iwasaki, Yuki Iizuka, Izuki Amano, Noriaki Shimokawa, Noriyuki Koibuchi
Aerobic (sub lactate threshold; sub-LT) exercise training facilitates oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis of skeletal muscle. Thyroid hormone (TH) also facilitates such metabolic events. Thus, we studied whether TH signaling pathway is activated by treadmill training. Male adult rats received 30 min/day treadmill training with different exercise intensity for 12 days. Then plasma lactate and thyrotropin (TSH) levels were measured. By lactate levels, rats were divided into stationary control (SC, 0 m/min), sub-LT (15 m/min) and supra lactate threshold (supra-LT; 25 m/min) training groups...
August 31, 2016: Endocrine Journal
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