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M Gálfi, M Radács, Zs Molnár, I Budai, G Tóth, A Pósa, K Kupai, Z Szalai, R Szabó, H A Molnár, J Gardi, Ferenc A László, Cs Varga
The effects of ghrelin on vasopressin and oxytocin secretion were studied in 13-14-day cell cultures of isolated rat neurohypophyseal tissue. The vasopressin and oxytocin contents of the supernatant were determined by radioimmunoassay after a 1- or 2-h incubation. Significantly increased levels of vasopressin and oxytocin production were detected in the cell culture media following ghrelin administration, depending on the ghrelin doses. The oxytocin level proved to be more elevated than that of vasopressin...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Eric M Janezic, Swetha Uppalapati, Stephanie Nagl, Marco Contreras, Edward D French, Jean-Marc Fellous
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is in part due to a deficit in memory consolidation and extinction. Oxytocin (OXT) has anxiolytic effects and promotes prosocial behaviors in both rodents and humans, and evidence suggests that it plays a role in memory consolidation. We studied the effects of administered OXT and social co-housing in a rodent model of PTSD. Acute OXT yielded a short-term increase in the recall of the traumatic memory if administered immediately after trauma. Low doses of OXT delivered chronically had a cumulating anxiolytic effect that became apparent after 4 days and persisted...
October 12, 2016: Behavioural Pharmacology
Linnet Ramos, Callum Hicks, Alex Caminer, Kalliu Couto, Rajeshwar Narlawar, Michael Kassiou, Iain S McGregor
In laboratory rats, peripheral administration of the neuropeptides oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) induces similar prosocial effects (i.e. increased adjacent lying) to the party drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), which are sensitive to vasopressin V1A receptor (V1AR) antagonism. Here, we employed a social preference paradigm to further compare the prosocial effects of OT, AVP and MDMA. We also investigated the possible involvement of the V1AR and oxytocin receptor (OTR) in rodent social preference...
October 7, 2016: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
Mohamed Derbel, Dhia Mekki, Abir Riahi, Kaouther Dimassi, Mhamed Sami Mebazaa, Mohamed Faouzi Gara
Background Although Oxytocin is used systematically during caesarean section, no recommendation precise optimal dose for this indication. The bolus administration of 10 IU intravenously after extraction of the newborn, is accompanied by side effects mainly hemodynamic. Objectives To compare two Oxytocin protocols:  05 IU bolus Vs. 10 IU bolus during Cesarean section by studying their respective effectiveness (effects on uterine tone) and adverse effects. Methods A prospective randomized double-blind study including 87 term parturients for undergoing a C-section under loco regional anesthesia...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Yoav Litvin, Cortney A Turner, Mariel B Rios, Pamela M Maras, Sraboni Chaudhury, Miriam R Baker, Peter Blandino, Stanley J Watson, Huda Akil, Bruce McEwen
We aimed to determine the short-term effects of early-life stress in the form of maternal separation (MS) on anxiety-like behavior in male rat pups. In order to assess anxiety, we measured 40kHz separation-induced ultrasonic vocalizations (USV) on postnatal day (PND) 11. We further aimed to evaluate the potential involvement of two neurochemical systems known to regulate social and anxiety-like behaviors throughout life: oxytocin (OT) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2). For these purposes, we tested the effects of neonatal administration (on PND1) of an acute dose of FGF2 on USV and its potential interaction with MS...
September 28, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
Melissa A Miller, Anya Bershad, Andrea C King, Royce Lee, Harriet de Wit
Despite moderate success with pharmacological and behavioral treatments, smoking relapse rates remain high, and many smokers report that smoking cues lead to relapse. Therefore, treatments that target cue reactivity are needed. One candidate for reducing craving is the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT). Here, we investigated the effects of intranasal OT on two types of craving for cigarettes: craving following overnight abstinence and craving elicited by smoking-related cues. In this within-subject, placebo-controlled pilot study, smokers (N=17) abstained from smoking for 12 h before attending two sessions randomized to intranasal OT or placebo (i...
September 21, 2016: Behavioural Pharmacology
Chris G McMahon
Over the past 20-30 years, the premature ejaculation (PE) treatment paradigm, previously limited to behavioural psychotherapy, has expanded to include drug treatment. Pharmacotherapy for PE predominantly targets the multiple neurotransmitters and receptors involved in the control of ejaculation which include serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, norepinephrine, gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA) and nitric oxide (NO). The objective of this article is to review emerging PE interventions contemporary data on the treatment of PE was reviewed and critiqued using the principles of evidence-based medicine...
August 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
Chanderdeep Sharma, Anjali Soni, Pawan K Soni, Suresh Verma, Ashok Verma, Amit Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of "mifepristone" for induction of labor (IOL) in pregnant women with prior cesarean section (CS). METHODS: In this retrospective study, all pregnant women with prior CS who received oral mifepristone (400 mg) for IOL (as per clear obstetric indications) [group 1] were compared with pregnant women with prior CS who had spontaneous onset of labor (SOL) [group 2], with respect to incidence of vaginal delivery, CS, duration of labor, and various maternal and fetal outcomes...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Gail A Alvares, Daniel S Quintana, Andrew J O Whitehouse
Extensive research efforts in the last decade have been expended into understanding whether intranasal oxytocin may be an effective therapeutic in treating social communication impairments in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). After much hyped early findings, subsequent clinical trials of longer-term administration have yielded more conservative and mixed evidence. However, it is still unclear at this stage whether these more disappointing findings reflect a true null effect or are mitigated by methodological differences masking true effects...
September 21, 2016: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
Gary Fruhman, Jeffrey A Gavard, Erol Amon, Kathleen V G Flick, Collin Miller, Gilad A Gross
BACKGROUND: Cervical ripening of an unfavorable cervix can be achieved by placement of a transcervical catheter. Advantages of this method include both lower cost and lower risk of tachysystole than other methods. Despite widespread use with varying degrees of applied tension, an unanswered question is whether there is an advantage to placing the transcervical catheter to tension compared with placement without tension. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether tension placed on a transcervical balloon catheter that is inserted for cervical ripening results in a faster time to delivery...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michela Brambilla, Rosa Manenti, Giovanni de Girolamo, Mauro Adenzato, Luisella Bocchio-Chiavetto, Maria Cotelli
Preclinical Research The neuropeptide oxytocin (Oxt) is implicated in complex emotional and social behaviors and appears to play an important role in learning and memory. Animal studies have shown that the effects of exogenous Oxt on memory vary according to the timing of administration, context, gender, and dose and may improve the memory of social, but not nonsocial stimuli. Oxt is intimately involved in a broad array of neuropsychiatric functions and may therefore be a pharmacological target for several psychiatric disorders...
September 16, 2016: Drug Development Research
Lisa A Parr, Jenna M Brooks, Trina Jonesteller, Shannon Moss, James O Jordano, Thomas R Heitz
Studies in a variety of species have reported enhanced prosocial effects after an acute administration of the neuromodulating hormone, oxytocin (OT). Although the exact mechanisms underlying these effects are not fully understood, there is broad interest in developing OT into a treatment for social deficits. Only a few studies, however, have examined the effects of OT if given repeatedly during early development, the period when early intervention is likely to have the greatest benefits for reversing the progression towards social impairment...
August 31, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Jorge Andrés Carvajal, María José Zambrano, Nur Mónica Theodor, Luis Emilio Moreno, Thiare Rosario Olguín, Paula Sofía Vanhauwaert, Nevenka Belén Rojas, Ana María Delpiano
Many pharmacological agents have been investigated to manage preterm labor; we postulate that a combination of tocolytic drugs may achieve a better effect in the prevention of uterine contractions without dose-dependent adverse effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of dual combinations of tocolytics in vitro. Human myometrium was obtained during elective cesarean sections (term without labor; n = 40). Myometrial strips were placed in organ baths for the measurement of isometric tension...
September 7, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Lok-Hi Chow, Yuan-Hao Chen, Wan-Chuan Wu, En-Pei Chang, Eagle Yi-Kung Huang
Previously, we demonstrated intrathecal administration of oxytocin strongly induced anti-hyperalgesia in male rats. By using an oxytocin-receptor antagonist (atosiban), the descending oxytocinergic pathway was found to regulate inflammatory hyperalgesia in our previous study using male rats. The activity of this neural pathway is elevated during hyperalgesia, but whether this effect differs in a sex-dependent manner remains unknown. We conducted plantar tests on adult male and female virgin rats in which paw inflammation was induced using carrageenan...
2016: PloS One
Samantha K Wall, Olga Wellnitz, Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Amir Ahmadpour, Rupert M Bruckmaier
Bacterial mastitis causes pathogen-dependent changes of the blood-milk barrier, and these changes can influence the differential transfer of blood components to milk. It is well known that gram-negative pathogens such as Escherichia coli can cause a greater activation of the immune system and thus a more comprehensive transfer of blood components including IgG than gram-positive pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus. Supraphysiological doses of oxytocin (OT) have been shown to increase the permeability of the blood-milk barrier; however, the effect of OT during experimentally induced mastitis has not been investigated...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Labib M Ghulmiyyah, Ihab M Usta, Ghina Ghazeeri, Nael Taher, Gael Abu-Ghannam, Hani Tamim, Anwar H Nassar
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the optimal dose of intravenous oxytocin administered during cesarean delivery (CD) to decrease the amount of blood loss. Methods Out of a total of 226 women presenting for CD, 189 patients were randomized into three groups by a computer-generated random number sequence table. Low-risk women with singleton term pregnancies undergoing scheduled CD were assigned to receive 20, 30, or 40 units (U) of oxytocin diluted in 500 mL of lactated Ringer solution intraoperatively...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Zarko Alfirevic, Edna Keeney, Therese Dowswell, Nicky J Welton, Nancy Medley, Sofia Dias, Leanne V Jones, Gillian Gyte, Deborah M Caldwell
BACKGROUND: More than 150,000 pregnant women in England and Wales have their labour induced each year. Multiple pharmacological, mechanical and complementary methods are available to induce labour. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of labour induction methods and, data permitting, effects in different clinical subgroups. METHODS: We carried out a systematic review using Cochrane methods. The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register was searched (March 2014)...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
P Tsikouras, Z Koukouli, B Manav, M Soilemetzidis, A Liberis, R Csorba, G Trypsianis, G Galazios
INTRODUCTION: We undertook a prospective cohort study to compare the effectiveness and safety of 50 µg misoprostol versus 3 mg dinoprostone in two vaginal doses 6 hours apart, followed if necessary by oxytocin for labor induction in low-risk post-term (> 40 weeks) pregnancies with unfavorable cervix (Bishop score ≤ 6). METHODS: Labor induction and subsequent management were conducted using a standardized protocol. The primary outcome of the study was labor induction rate...
July 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
Sheryl E Arambula, Scott M Belcher, Antonio Planchart, Stephen D Turner, Heather B Patisaul
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting, high volume production chemical found in a variety of products. Evidence of prenatal exposure has raised concerns that developmental BPA may disrupt sex-specific brain organization and, consequently, induce lasting changes on neurophysiology and behavior. We and others have shown that exposure to BPA at doses below the no-observed-adverse-effect level can disrupt the sex-specific expression of estrogen-responsive genes in the neonatal rat brain including estrogen receptors (ERs)...
October 2016: Endocrinology
Jonathan W Paul, Susan Hua, Marina Ilicic, Jorge M Tolosa, Trent Butler, Sarah Robertson, Roger Smith
BACKGROUND: The ability to provide safe and effective pharmacotherapy during obstetric complications, such as preterm labor or postpartum hemorrhage, is hampered by the systemic toxicity of therapeutic agents leading to adverse side effects in the mother and fetus. Development of novel strategies to target tocolytic and uterotonic agents specifically to uterine myocytes would improve therapeutic efficacy while minimizing the risk of side effects. Ligand-targeted liposomes have emerged as a reliable and versatile platform for targeted drug delivery to specific cell types, tissues or organs...
August 24, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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