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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220108/adaptations-in-basal-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-activated-deoxycorticosterone-responses-following-ethanol-self-administration-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
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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/28219987/a-unique-angiotensin-sensitive-neuronal-population-coordinates-neuroendocrine-cardiovascular-and-behavioral-responses-to-stress
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Annette D de Kloet, Lei Wang, Soledad Pitra, Helmut Hiller, Justin A Smith, Yalun Tan, Dani Nguyen, Karlena M Cahill, Colin Sumners, Javier E Stern, Eric G Krause
Stress elicits neuroendocrine, autonomic and behavioral responses that mitigate homeostatic imbalance and ensure survival; however, chronic engagement of such responses promotes psychological, cardiovascular and metabolic impairments. Over recent years, the renin-angiotensin system has emerged as a key mediator of stress responding and its related pathologies, but the neuronal circuits that orchestrate these interactions are not known. These studies combine the use of the Cre-recombinase/loxP system in mice with optogenetics to structurally and functionally characterize angiotensin type-1a receptor-containing neurons of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus, the goal being to determine the extent of their involvement in the regulation of stress responses...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219060/steady-state-therapy-with-azithromycin-or-low-dose-prednisolone-in-paediatric-cystic-fibrosis-patients-inflammatory-markers-and-disease-progression
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Galina Shmarina, Alexander Pukhalsky, Lucine Avakian, Sergey Semykin, Daria Pukhalskaya, Vladimir Alioshkin
BACKGROUND: Anti-inflammatory therapy is a logical approach to slowing the inevitable lung function deterioration in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. This study's aim was to evaluate inflammatory markers and disease progression in paediatric CF patients chronically treated with azithromycin or low-dose prednisolone. METHODS: The study included 204 patients with CF and 100 healthy controls; 102 CF patients were treated with basic therapy only (without anti-inflammatory treatment; WAT), and 102 individuals received basic therapy along with azithromycin (n = 59) or low-dose prednisolone (n = 43)...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217586/occult-endocrine-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-of-liver
#4
K V S Hari Kumar, A K Pawah, Manish Manrai
BACKGROUND: Liver dysfunction leads to endocrine disturbance due to the alteration in protein metabolism or synthesis. We studied the presence of occult endocrine dysfunction in liver cirrhosis and compared the same with underlying etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated thirty patients with liver cirrhosis in this cross-sectional, observational study. All subjects were assessed for pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal function. The patients were divided into Group 1 (cirrhosis, n = 30) and Group 2 (controls, n = 15) and the data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215154/stress-and-salivary-glands
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Beáta Kerémi, Anita Beck, Tibor Károly Fábián, Gábor Fábián, Géza Szabó, Ákos Nagy, Gábor Varga
Salivary glands produce a bicarbonate-rich fluid containing digestive and protective proteins and other components to be delivered into the gastrointestinal tract. Its function is under strict control of the autonomic nervous system. Salivary electrolyte and fluid secretion is primarily controlled by parasympathetic activity, while protein secretion is primaily triggered by sympathetic stimulation. Stress activates the hypothalamic - pituitary - adrenal axis. The peripheral limb of this axis is the efferent sympathetic/adrenomedullary system...
February 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212519/early-calibration-of-the-hpa-axis-by-maternal-psychopathology
#6
Heidemarie Laurent
Given the central role of stress-responsive neurophysiology in mental and physical health, it is important to understand how particular patterns of stress responsivity may become entrained by the early caregiving environment. In this study we investigated links between maternal depression and anxiety symptom profiles and within-infant development of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responses from 6 to 18 months of life. Associations with infant cognitive and social-emotional development were also tested to gauge the adjustment implications of HPA response trajectories...
February 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202863/paroxysmal-hypertension-induced-by-an-insulinoma
#7
Ko Harada, Yoshihisa Hanayama, Kou Hasegawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Hideharu Hagiya, Ryuichi Yoshida, Fumio Otsuka
Insulinoma is a rare, usually benign, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. The clinical features of an insulinoma are fasting hypoglycemia with neuroglycopenic symptoms including confusion and unusual behavior, while hypertension is usually not associated with the disease. We herein report a patient with insulinoma who manifested paroxysmal hypertension and neuroglycopenic symptoms. The possible etiology of hypertension induced by an insulinoma is catecholamine release in response to hypoglycemia, which may cause acute hypertension through activation of the sympatho-adrenal system...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202512/tumor-associated-neutrophils-and-macrophages-promote-gender-disparity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-zebrafish
#8
Chuan Yan, Qiqi Yang, Zhiyuan Gong
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurs more frequently and aggressively in men than women, but the mechanistic basis of this gender disparity is obscure. Chronic inflammation is a major etiological factor in HCC, so we investigated the role of cortisol in gender discrepancy in a zebrafish model of HCC. Inducible expression of oncogenic KrasV12 in hepatocytes of transgenic zebrafish resulted in accelerated liver tumor progression in males. These tumors were more heavily infiltrated with tumor-associated neutrophils (TAN) and macrophages (TAM) versus females, and they both showed pro-tumor gene expression and promoted tumor progression...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181818/recommendations-for-the-management-of-adrenal-incidentalomas-what-is-pertinent-for-radiologists
#9
Anju Sahdev
Adrenal incidentalomas are unsuspected, asymptomatic adrenal masses detected on imaging. Most are non-functioning benign adrenocortical adenomas, but can represent other benign lesions or lesions requiring therapeutic intervention including adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, hormone-producing adenoma or metastasis. This review summarises and highlights radiological recommendations within the recently issued guidelines for the management of adrenal incidentalomas from European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Practice in collaboration with European Network for Study of Adrenal Tumours...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181337/deficiency-of-the-sphingosine-1-phosphate-lyase-sgpl1-is-associated-with-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome-and-congenital-adrenal-calcifications
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Andreas R Janecke, Ruijuan Xu, Elisabeth Steichen-Gersdorf, Siegfried Waldegger, Andreas Entenmann, Thomas Giner, Iris Krainer, Lukas A Huber, Michael W Hess, Yaacov Frishberg, Hila Barash, Shay Tzur, Nira Schreyer-Shafir, Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Tania Zehavi, Annick Raas-Rothschild, Cungui Mao, Thomas Müller
We identified two unrelated consanguineous families with three children affected by the rare association of congenital nephrotic syndrome diagnosed in the first days of life, of hypogonadism, and of prenatally detected adrenal calcifications, associated with congenital adrenal insufficiency in one case. Using exome sequencing and targeted Sanger sequencing two homozygous truncating mutations, c.1513C>T (p.Arg505*) and c.934delC (p.Leu312Phefs*30), were identified in SGPL1 encoding sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase 1...
February 8, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181310/localization-of-orexin-b-and-receptor-2-for-orexins-in-testicular-cytotypes-of-the-camelid-alpaca-vicugna-pacos
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G Liguori, C Squillacioti, L Assisi, N Mirabella, E Langella, A Costagliola, A Vittoria
The orexins A (OxA) and B (OxB) are two hypothalamic peptides involved in many physiological functions of the mammalian body. They act through the binding of two G-coupled receptors named receptor 1 (OX1 ) and receptor 2 (OX2 ) for orexins. The first receptor is specific for OxA, while the second binds both the substances with equal affinity. The orexins and the relative receptors have been traced by means of different techniques also at the periphery of the body and particularly in the adrenals, and in gastrointestinal and genital organs...
February 8, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169274/armc5-deletion-causes-developmental-defects-and-compromises-t-cell-immune-responses
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Yan Hu, Linjiang Lao, Jianning Mao, Wei Jin, Hongyu Luo, Tania Charpentier, Shijie Qi, Junzheng Peng, Bing Hu, Mieczyslaw Martin Marcinkiewicz, Alain Lamarre, Jiangping Wu
Armadillo repeat containing 5 (ARMC5) is a cytosolic protein with no enzymatic activities. Little is known about its function and mechanisms of action, except that gene mutations are associated with risks of primary macronodular adrenal gland hyperplasia. Here we map Armc5 expression by in situ hybridization, and generate Armc5 knockout mice, which are small in body size. Armc5 knockout mice have compromised T-cell proliferation and differentiation into Th1 and Th17 cells, increased T-cell apoptosis, reduced severity of experimental autoimmune encephalitis, and defective immune responses to lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection...
February 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168960/sex-specific-neurodevelopmental-programming-by-placental-insulin-receptors-on-stress-reactivity-and-sensorimotor-gating
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Stefanie L Bronson, Jennifer C Chan, Tracy L Bale
BACKGROUND: Diabetes, obesity, and overweight are prevalent pregnancy complications that predispose offspring to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and schizophrenia. Although male individuals are three to four times more likely than female individuals to develop these disorders, the mechanisms driving the sex specificity of disease vulnerability remain unclear. Because defective placental insulin receptor (InsR) signaling is a hallmark of pregnancy metabolic dysfunction, we hypothesized that it may be an important contributor and novel mechanistic link to sex-specific neurodevelopmental changes underlying disease risk...
December 30, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165447/an-aavrh10-cag-cyp21-ha-vector-allows-persistent-correction-of-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-in-a-cyp21-mouse-model
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M Perdomini, C Dos Santos, C Goumeaux, V Blouin, P Bougnères
The treatment of severe forms of 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD) remains unsatisfactory in many respects. As a monogenic disease caused by loss-of-function mutations, 21OHD is a potential candidate for a gene therapy (GT) approach. The first step of GT is to demonstrate positive effects of the therapeutic vector in the Cyp21(-/--) mouse model. Thus we tested the adrenal tropism of an AAVrh10-CAG-GFP vector ('GFP vector') then attempted to correct the phenotypic and biochemical alterations in Cyp21(-/-) mice using an AAVrh10-CAG-humanCYP21A2-HA vector ('CYP21 vector')...
February 6, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165343/sphingosine-1-phosphate-lyase-mutations-cause-primary-adrenal-insufficiency-and-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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Rathi Prasad, Irene Hadjidemetriou, Avinaash Maharaj, Eirini Meimaridou, Federica Buonocore, Moin Saleem, Jenny Hurcombe, Agnieszka Bierzynska, Eliana Barbagelata, Ignacio Bergadá, Hamilton Cassinelli, Urmi Das, Ruth Krone, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, Erkan Sari, Ediz Yesilkaya, Helen L Storr, Maria Clemente, Monica Fernandez-Cancio, Nuria Camats, Nanik Ram, John C Achermann, Paul P Van Veldhoven, Leonardo Guasti, Debora Braslavsky, Tulay Guran, Louise A Metherell
Primary adrenal insufficiency is life threatening and can present alone or in combination with other comorbidities. Here, we have described a primary adrenal insufficiency syndrome and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome caused by loss-of-function mutations in sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase (SGPL1). SGPL1 executes the final decisive step of the sphingolipid breakdown pathway, mediating the irreversible cleavage of the lipid-signaling molecule sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). Mutations in other upstream components of the pathway lead to harmful accumulation of lysosomal sphingolipid species, which are associated with a series of conditions known as the sphingolipidoses...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163318/adrenal-medullary-dysfunction-as-a-feature-of-obesity
#16
M Reimann, N Qin, M Gruber, S R Bornstein, C Kirschbaum, T Ziemssen, G Eisenhofer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: While there is strong evidence linking obesity with increased sympathoneural activity, involvement of the adrenal medulla is less clear. We therefore investigated adrenal medullary function under fasting and feeding conditions in normal weight (NW, n=33), overweight (OW, n=28) and obese (OB, n=36) adults (59% women). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven healthy adults participated in a cross-sectional study with recruitment stratified according to BMI...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160046/eag1-voltage-dependent-potassium-channels-structure-electrophysiological-characteristics-and-function-in-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Xuzhao Wang, Yafei Chen, Yuhong Zhang, Shuai Guo, Li Mo, Hailong An, Yong Zhan
Eag1 (ether-à-go-go-1), a member of the voltage-dependent potassium channel family, is expressed mainly in the brain, and at low levels in placenta, testis, and adrenal gland, and only transiently in myoblasts. Recently, several studies have suggested that Eag1 is selectively expressed in various tumor tissues. Eag1 plays important roles in tumor proliferation, malignant transformation, invasion, metastasis, recurrence, and prognosis. Therefore, it has become a new molecular target for tumor diagnosis, prognosis evaluation, and tumor-targeted therapy...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159647/alcohol-stress-and-glucocorticoids-from-risk-to-dependence-and-relapse-in-alcohol-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Sara K Blaine, Rajita Sinha
In this review, we detail the clinical evidence supporting the role of psychological and physiological stress in instrumental motivation for alcohol consumption during the development of mild to moderate alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and in the compulsive, habitual alcohol consumption seen in severe, chronic, relapsing AUDs. Traditionally, the study of AUDs has focused on the direct and indirect effects of alcohol on striatal dopaminergic pathways and their role in the reinforcing effects of alcohol. However, growing evidence also suggests that alcohol directly stimulates the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis and has effects on glucocorticoid receptors in extrahypothalamic, limbic forebrain, and medial Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) circuits, which contribute to the development of AUDs and their progression in severity, chronicity, and relapse risk...
February 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151588/safety-of-long-term-intranasal-budesonide-delivered-via-the-mucosal-atomization-device-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Jamil Manji, Gurkaran Singh, Christopher Okpaleke, Anali Dadgostar, Fahad Al-Asousi, Ameen Amanian, Luis Macias-Valle, Andres Finkelstein, Mark Tacey, Andrew Thamboo, Amin Javer
BACKGROUND: Although short-term use (≤2 months) of atomized topical nasal steroids has been shown to be safe and effective, the long-term safety has yet to be demonstrated. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of long-term topical budesonide treatment via the mucosal atomization device (MAD) on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) and intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), with or without nasal polyposis, managed with daily nasal budesonide via MAD was conducted at a tertiary rhinology center...
February 2, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146118/jun-dimerization-protein-2-activates-mc2r-transcriptional-activity-role-of-phosphorylation-and-sumoylation
#20
Chiung-Min Wang, Raymond X Wang, Runhua Liu, Wei-Hsiung Yang
Jun dimerization protein 2 (JDP2), a basic leucine zipper transcription factor, is involved in numerous biological and cellular processes such as cancer development and regulation, cell-cycle regulation, skeletal muscle and osteoclast differentiation, progesterone receptor signaling, and antibacterial immunity. Though JDP2 is widely expressed in mammalian tissues, its function in gonads and adrenals (such as regulation of steroidogenesis and adrenal development) is largely unknown. Herein, we find that JDP2 mRNA and proteins are expressed in mouse adrenal gland tissues...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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