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Heike Künzel, Katja Held, Dagmar Schmidt, Marc Ziegenbein, Harald Murck, Axel Steiger
Changes in sleep-EEG after endocrine stimulation tests in patients with schizophrenia include reduced sleep efficiency, prolonged sleep latency and increased awaking after sleep onset Findings on sleep associated growth hormone (GH) secretion were ambiguous. The aim of this study was to elucidate the sleep-endocrine activity especially in the GH system of patients with schizophrenia after repeated administration of GHRH. The effect of repetitive injections of 4 × 50 μg GHRH between 22.00 and 01.00 h on sleep endocrine parameters was investigated in 9 patients diagnosed for schizophrenia...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Chung Thong Lim, Márta Korbonits
Pituitary adenomas are the third most common central nervous system tumours and arise from the anterior pituitary within the pituitary fossa. The signs and symptoms of patients with pituitary adenomas vary from 'mass effects' caused by a large adenoma to features secondary to excess pituitary hormones produced by the functioning pituitary adenoma. Detailed histopathological assessment, based on novel classifications and the latest WHO guidelines, helps to categorise pituitary adenomas into different subtypes and identify features that, in some cases, help to predict their behaviour...
March 2, 2018: Endocrine Practice
Emmanuel Amabebe, F O Robert, L F O Obika
Pregnancy and lactation are accompanied by an increase in circulating blood volume secondary to a 10 mOsmol/kgH20 decrease in plasma osmolality, decrease in the osmotic threshold for thirst and arginine vasopressin (AVP) release, prolactin-induced AVP, oxytocin and aldosterone release, as well as increased water intake and retention. The increased blood volume as a result of increased thirst; drinking and fluid retention could be beneficial for milk production and secretion during lactation. Furthermore, AVP can directly initiate milk ejection similar to oxytocin by interacting with both vasopressin and oxytocin receptors located in myoepithelial cells of the mammary gland...
December 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
Vânia Vieira Borba, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Yehuda Shoenfeld
The great asymmetry of autoimmune diseases between genders represents one of the most enigmatic observations among the mosaic of autoimmunity. Sex hormones are believed to play a crucial role on this dimorphism. The higher prevalence of autoimmunity among women at childbearing ages, disease onset/relapses during pregnancy, and post-partum are some of the arguments that support this hypothesis. Certainly, motherhood represents one of the most remarkable challenges for the immune system, which not only has to allow for the conceptus, but also has to deal with complex endocrine alterations...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Gabriella S Antoniotti, Melinda Coughlan, Lois A Salamonsen, Jemma Evans
STUDY QUESTION: Do obese levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) within the uterine cavity detrimentally alter tissue function in embryo implantation and placental development? SUMMARY ANSWER: Obese levels of AGEs activate inflammatory signaling (p65 NFκB) within endometrial epithelial cells and alter their function, cause endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in endometrial stromal cells and impair decidualization, compromise implantation of blastocyst mimics and inhibit trophoblast invasion...
February 20, 2018: Human Reproduction
Xin-Yuan Cao, Xu Hua, Jian-Wei Xiong, Wen-Ting Zhu, Jun Zhang, Ling Chen
Triclosan (TCS), a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent, is widely used in clinical settings and various personal care products. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of TCS on reproductive endocrine and function. Here, we show that the exposure of adult female mice to 10 or 100 mg/kg/day TCS caused prolongation of diestrus, and decreases in antral follicles and corpora lutea within 2 weeks. TCS mice showed decreases in the levels of serum luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and progesterone, and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) mRNA with the lack of LH surge and elevation of prolactin (PRL)...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Ericka A de Los Ríos, Xarubet Ruiz-Herrera, Viridiana Tinoco-Pantoja, Fernando López-Barrera, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp, Yazmín Macotela
Maternal diet during lactation affects offspring metabolic health throughout life. Prolactin (PRL) is present in high quantities in maternal milk; however, the effects of milk PRL on the offspring remain poorly characterized. In this study, we evaluated whether feeding a high-fat diet (HFD) to rats during lactation alters PRL, both in the mother's serum and in milk, and whether this factor contributes to HFD-induced metabolic dysfunction in the offspring. Maternal HFD resulted in decreased PRL levels in milk (but not in serum), reduced mammary gland (MG) PRL receptor expression, and altered MG structure and function...
January 31, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Yuanyi Wei, Xia Zhou, Liying Ren, Chunxia Wang, Yuhao Li
Prolactinomas are the most prevalent functional pituitary adenomas that cause chronic pathological hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin is known to promote cell growth and inhibit apoptosis in cells. Paeoniflorin is the principal component of radix Paeoniae alba (the main ingredient in some traditional herbal formulas clinically used for hyperprolactinemia-associated disorders). Recent findings from intensive studies have suggested that paeoniflorin regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis in many cell lines. However, the effects of paeoniflorin in pituitary tumor cells remain unknown...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Christian Bonansco, Jonathan Martínez-Pinto, Roxana A Silva, Victoria B Velásquez, Andrés Martorell, Mónica V Selva, Pedro Espinosa, Pablo R Moya, Gonzalo Cruz, María Estela Andrés, Ramón Sotomayor-Zárate
Steroid sex hormones produce physiological effects in reproductive tissues and also in non-reproductive tissues such as the brain, particularly in cortical, limbic and midbrain areas. Dopamine (DA) neurons involved in processes such as prolactin secretion (tuberoinfundibular system), motor circuit regulation (nigrostriatal system) and driving of motivated behavior (mesocorticolimbic system), are specially regulated by sex hormones. Indeed, sex hormones promote neurochemical and behavioral effects induced by drugs of abuse by tuning midbrain DA neurons in adult animals...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Marta Nowak, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
By acting through its receptors (RXFP1, RXFP2), relaxin (RLN) exerts species-specific effects during pregnancy; possible luteotropic effects through stimulation of prolactin (PRL) release have been suggested. In the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) serum PRL increases in pregnant bitches shortly after RLN appears in the circulation, and a possible functional relationship between the RLN and the PRL systems in regulating progesterone secretion has been implied. Therefore, here (Study 1) the luteal expression and localization of the RLN system was investigated by immunohistochemistry using custom-made antibodies and semi-quantitative PCR, at selected time points during gestation: pre-implantation (d...
2018: PloS One
Barbora Mikulášková, Martina Holubová, Veronika Pražienková, Jana Zemenová, Lucie Hrubá, Martin Haluzík, Blanka Železná, Jaroslav Kuneš, Lenka Maletínská
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) has a potential to decrease food intake and ameliorate obesity, but is ineffective after peripheral administration. We have previously shown that our novel lipidized analogs PrRP enhances its stability in the circulation and enables its central effect after peripheral application. The purpose of this study was to explore if sub-chronic administration of novel PrRP analog palmitoylated in position 11 (palm11-PrRP31) to Koletsky-spontaneously hypertensive obese rats (SHROB) could lower body weight and glucose intolerance as well as other metabolic parameters...
January 16, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
Błażej Misiak, Dorota Frydecka, Olga Loska, Ahmed A Moustafa, Jerzy Samochowiec, Justyna Kasznia, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz
Neuroactive steroids, including testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEA-S) might play an important role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the levels of testosterone, DHEA and DHEA-S in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls. We searched electronic databases from their inception until Oct 29, 2017. Effect size (ES) estimates were calculated as Hedges' g. Data analysis was performed using random-effects models...
January 9, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
J J Tong, I M Thompson, X Zhao, P Lacasse
The objective of this study was to determine whether the responsiveness of the mammary gland to prolactin (PRL) is affected by the concentration of the hormone. After 1 pre-experimental week (d -7 to -1), 18 Holstein cows in mid to late lactation were injected intramuscularly twice daily with either 0.5 mg of quinagolide (QN) or 2 mL of water (control) for 2 wk (d 1 to 14; treatment period). After the treatment period, all cows received daily subcutaneous injections of 300 mg of domperidone (DOMP) for 3 wk (d 15 to 35; DOMP period)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Marina O Fernandez, Nadia S Bourguignon, Paula Arocena, Matías Rosa, Carlos Libertun, Victoria Lux-Lantos
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a component of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins and polystyrene found in many common products. Several reports revealed potent in vivo and in vitro effects. In this study we analyzed the effects of the exposure to BPA in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in female rats, both in vivo and in vitro. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were injected sc from postnatal day 1 (PND1) to PND10 with BPA: 500 μg 50 μl-1 oil (B500), or 50 μg 50 μl-1 (B50), or 5 μg 50 μl-1 (B5). Controls were injected with 50 μl vehicle during the same period...
January 2, 2018: Toxicology Letters
Kristina O Smiley, Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
Parental care is a widespread phenomenon observed in many diverse taxa. Neuroendocrine systems have long been thought to play an important role in stimulating the onset of parental behavior. In most birds with altricial young, circulating prolactin (PRL) levels are low during non-breeding times and significantly increase during late incubation and early post-hatch chick care. Because of this pattern, PRL has been suggested to be involved in the initiation of parental care in birds, but rarely has this hypothesis been causally tested...
December 26, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
Etiane M H Saccol, Ismael Jerez-Cepa, Giovana M Ourique, Tanise S Pês, Luciane T Gressler, Rosa H V Mourão, Gonzalo Martínez-Rodríguez, Juan M Mancera, Bernardo Baldisserotto, Maria A Pavanato, Juan A Martos-Sitcha
The effects of pre-transport handling and addition of essential oil of Myrcia sylvatica (EOMS) during transport on stress pathways activation in Rhamdia quelen were investigated. Fish (n=400, 25.2±2.9g) were captured in production ponds and transferred to 100-L tank (density 100g L-1). After 24h, 10 fish were sampled (before transport group). The remaining fish were placed in plastic bags (n=30 or 32 fish per bag, density 150g L-1) containing 5L of water (control), ethanol (315μLL-1, vehicle) or EOMS (25 or 35μLL-1), in triplicate, transported for 6h and sampled (n=10 animals per group)...
December 15, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
J J Tong, I M Thompson, X Zhao, P Lacasse
Estradiol inhibits milk production in dairy cows. The present study evaluated the effect of 17β-estradiol (E2) injections on prolactin (PRL) secretion and the mammary gland response to this hormone. Eight mid-lactation cows were used in a crossover design. During each experimental period, the cows were injected daily with either E2 (2.5 mg) or soy oil (2.5 mL; control) for 7 d. For each period, blood and milk samples were collected from d -4 to 14 (relative to the first injection) to measure PRL, insulin-like growth factor-1, and cortisol concentrations...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Martina Holubová, Lucie Hrubá, Barbora Neprašová, Zuzana Majerčíková, Zdeňka Lacinová, Jaroslav Kuneš, Lenka Maletínská, Blanka Železná
The situation following anti-obesity drug termination is rarely investigated, eventhough a decrease in body weight needs to be sustained. Therefore, this study examined the impact of twice-daily peripheral administration of 5 mg/kg [N-palm-γGlu-Lys11 ] prolactin-releasing peptide 31 (palm11 -PrRP31) in mice with diet-induced obesity (DIO from consuming a high-fat diet) after 28 days of treatment (palm11 -PrRP31 group) and after 14 days of peptide treatment followed by 14 days of discontinuation (palm11 -PrRP31 + saline group)...
February 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Amit Taneja, An Vermeulen, Dymphy R H Huntjens, Meindert Danhof, Elizabeth C M De Lange, Johannes H Proost
Prolactin release is a side effect of antipsychotic therapy with dopamine antagonists, observed in rats as well as humans. We examined whether two semimechanistic models could describe prolactin response in rats and subsequently be translated to predict pituitary dopamine D2 receptor occupancy and plasma prolactin concentrations in humans following administration of paliperidone or remoxipride. Data on male Wistar rats receiving single or multiple doses of risperidone, paliperidone, or remoxipride was described by two semimechanistic models, the precursor pool model and the agonist-antagonist interaction model...
December 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
Ana C L Camargo, Flávia B Constantino, Sérgio A A Santos, Ketlin T Colombelli, Maeli Dal-Pai-Silva, Sérgio L Felisbino, Luis A Justulin
Besides androgenic dependence, other hormones also influence the prostate biology. Prolactin has been described as an important hormone associated with maintenance of prostatic morphophysiology; however, there is a lack of information on the involvement of prolactin during prostate development and growth. This study aimed to evaluate whether perinatal prolactin modulation interferes with rat ventral prostate (VP) development and maturation. Therefore, prolactin or bromocriptine (an inhibitor of prolactin release from the pituitary) were administered to Sprague Dawley rats from postnatal Day (PND) 12 to PND 21 or 35...
December 6, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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