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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633495/estradiol-protects-against-cardio-respiratory-dysfunctions-and-oxidative-stress-in-intermittent-hypoxia
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Sofien Laouafa, Alexandra Ribon-Demars, François Marcouiller, Damien Roussel, Aida Bairam, Vincent Pialoux, Vincent Joseph
Study Objectives: We tested the hypothesis that estradiol (E2) protects against cardio-respiratory disorders and oxidative stress induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in adult female rats. Methods: Sprague-Dawley female rats (230-250g) were ovariectomized (OVX) and implanted with osmotic pumps delivering vehicle (Veh) or E2 (0.5 mg/kg/day). After 14 days of recovery, the rats were exposed to chronic CIH (21%-10% O2 - 8 hours/day - 10 cycles/hour) or room air (RA)...
June 19, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604387/macrolides-selectively-inhibit-mutant-kcnj5-potassium-channels-that-cause-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
#2
Ute I Scholl, Laura Abriola, Chengbiao Zhang, Esther N Reimer, Mark Plummer, Barbara I Kazmierczak, Junhui Zhang, Denton Hoyer, Jane S Merkel, Wenhui Wang, Richard P Lifton
Aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) are benign tumors of the adrenal gland that constitutively produce the salt-retaining steroid hormone aldosterone and cause millions of cases of severe hypertension worldwide. Either of 2 somatic mutations in the potassium channel KCNJ5 (G151R and L168R, hereafter referred to as KCNJ5MUT) in adrenocortical cells account for half of APAs worldwide. These mutations alter channel selectivity to allow abnormal Na+ conductance, resulting in membrane depolarization, calcium influx, aldosterone production, and cell proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587847/molecular-cloning-and-tissue-distribution-of-crh-and-pomc-mrna-in-the-fat-tailed-dunnart-sminthopsis-crassicaudata-an-australian-marsupial
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Ellyse B Noy, Melissa K Scott, Sylvia V H Grommen, Kylie A Robert, Bert De Groef
Like all vertebrates, marsupials respond to stressors with the activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. However, peptides operating at the higher regulatory levels of this hormonal system, i.e. corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), have not been investigated in marsupials. Here we report the molecular cloning of the precursor cDNAs of CRH (prepro-CRH) and of ACTH (proopiomelanocortin; POMC) in an Australian marsupial, the fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata)...
June 3, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578183/central-precocious-puberty-secondary-to-adrenocortical-adenoma-in-a-female-child-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Betül Ersoy, Deniz Kizilay, Hasan Çayirli, Peyker Temiz, Cüneyt Günşar
BACKGROUND: Pediatric adrenocortical tumors are rare but significant causes of virilization and peripheral precocious puberty (PPP). CASE: A 4-year-old girl presented with development of breast, pubic hair, and facial acne. Her bone age was advanced, and gonadotropins did not elevate in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) test. High levels of dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate, estradiol, and testosterone and detection of a tumor in the left adrenal gland of the abdomen by computed tomography led to a diagnosis of PPP due to adrenal tumor...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560483/conditional-loss-of-hepatocellular-hedgehog-signaling-in-female-mice-leads-to-the-persistence-of-hepatic-steroidogenesis-androgenization-and-infertility
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Christiane Rennert, Franziska Eplinius, Ute Hofmann, Janina Johänning, Franziska Rolfs, Wolfgang Schmidt-Heck, Reinhardt Guthke, Rolf Gebhardt, Albert M Ricken, Madlen Matz-Soja
The Hedgehog signaling pathway is known to be involved in embryogenesis, tissue remodeling, and carcinogenesis. Because of its involvement in carcinogenesis, it seems an interesting target for cancer therapy. Indeed, Sonidegib, an approved inhibitor of the Hedgehog receptor Smoothened (Smo), is highly active against diverse carcinomas, but its use is also reported to be associated with several systemic side effects. Our former work in adult mice demonstrated hepatic Hedgehog signaling to play a key role in the insulin-like growth factor axis and lipid metabolism...
May 30, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552871/a-case-of-stiff-person-syndrome-due-to-secondary-adrenal-insufficiency
#6
Yuri Mizuno, Hiroo Yamaguchi, Taira Uehara, Kenichiro Yamashita, Ryo Yamasaki, Jun-Ichi Kira
We report a case of flexion contractures in a patient's legs secondary to postpartum hypopituitarism. A 56-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of worsening flexion contractures of the hips and knees. On admission, her hips and knees could not be extended, and she had muscle stiffness and tenderness to palpation of the lower extremities. We first suspected stiff-person syndrome or Isaacs' syndrome because of her muscle stiffness. However, multiple hormones did not respond to stimulation tests, and an MRI of the brain showed atrophy of the pituitary gland with an empty sella...
May 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542000/ketamine-and-etomidate-down-regulate-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-an-endotoxemic-mouse-model
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Emmanuel Besnier, Thomas Clavier, Marie-Christine Tonon, Jean Selim, Antoine Lefevre-Scelles, Fabrice Morin, Fabienne Tamion, Bertrand Dureuil, Hélène Castel, Vincent Compere
BACKGROUND: We compared the effects of etomidate and ketamine on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during sepsis. METHODS: Mice (n = 5/group) were injected intraperitoneally with lipopolysaccharide (10 mg/kg) and 6 h later randomized to receive ketamine (100 mg/kg), etomidate (30 mg/kg), or saline. At two time points (12 and 48 h), messenger RNA levels of hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone, pituitary proopiomelanocortin, and four adrenal enzymes (P450 side-chain cleavage, 3β-hydroxysteroid deshydrogenase, 21-hydroxylase, and 11β-hydroxylase) were measured by in situ hybridization (results are presented as optical density), and plasma levels of corticosterone and adrenocorticotropin hormones were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (mean ± SD)...
May 25, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538409/a-case-report-of-pedigree-of-a-homozygous-mutation-of-the-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-causing-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Rong Fu, Lin Lu, Jun Jiang, Min Nie, Xiaojing Wang, Zhaolin Lu
RATIONALE: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH) is extremely rare, but is the most fatal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia resulting from mutations in the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene. LCAH arises from severe defects in the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, the precursor of all steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case was reported that an 11-month-old Chinese girl who presented with a sex development disorder and hyponatremia...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529549/abiraterone-acetate-and-prednisone-in-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-prostate-cancer-patients-rationale-evidence-and-clinical-utility
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REVIEW
E David Crawford, Neal D Shore, Daniel P Petrylak, Celestia S Higano, Charles J Ryan
Abiraterone acetate 1000 mg/day, combined with prednisone 5 mg PO twice daily, is indicated for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Abiraterone acetate is the oral prodrug of abiraterone, a specific CYP17 inhibitor that blocks androgen biosynthesis within the adrenal glands, testes and tumor microenvironment. In a phase III trial of men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic, chemotherapy-naïve mCRPC, treatment with oral abiraterone acetate plus prednisone led to a statistically significant improvement in the co-primary endpoints of overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival when compared with placebo plus prednisone...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522814/daily-corticosterone-rhythm-modulates-pineal-function-through-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-related-gene-transcriptional-program
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Sanseray da Silveira Cruz-Machado, Eduardo K Tamura, Claudia E Carvalho-Sousa, Vanderlei Amadeu Rocha, Luciana Pinato, Pedro A C Fernandes, Regina P Markus
Melatonin and glucocorticoids are key hormones in determining daily rhythmicity and modulating defense responses. In nocturnal animals, corticosterone peaks at light/dark transition,while melatonin peaks at the middle of the night in both nocturnal and diurnal animals. The crosstalk between adrenal and pineal glands under inflammatory conditions indicates that corticosterone potentiates nocturnal melatonin synthesis by reducing the activity of NFκB. This transcription factor, which modulates the expression of a key enzyme in melatonin synthesis, is sharply reduced at the entrance of darkness in the rat pineal gland...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521609/adrenal-obliteration-by-balloon-occluded-retrograde-venous-ethanol-injection-in-a-swine-model
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Akitoshi Inoue, Shinichi Ohta, Norihisa Nitta, Shizuka Tsuboi, Akinaga Sonoda, Yuki Tomozawa, Shobu Watanabe, Kenichi Mukaisho, Kiyoshi Murata
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of adrenal obliteration by balloon-occluded retrograde venous ethanol injection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We inserted a micro-balloon catheter into the left adrenal vein of six pigs and retrogradely injected absolute ethanol (0.06 ml/kg) under balloon occlusion. Two pigs were sacrificed on day 3, 7, and 14 after the procedure, respectively. We evaluated adrenal cortical and medullary hormones of the left renal vein, venograms, magnetic resonance imaging scans obtained before and after the procedure, autopsy and microscopic findings, and the weight of the bilateral adrenal glands...
May 19, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500832/combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-in-a-girl-with-48-xxxx-and-rathke-s-cleft-cyst
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Surabhi Uppal, Youn Hee Jee, Marissa Lightbourne, Joan C Han, Constantine A Stratakis
BACKGROUND: Tetrasomy X is a rare chromosomal aneuploidy seen in girls, associated with facial dysmorphism, premature ovarian insufficiency and intellectual disability. A Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) is a remnant of Rathke's pouch which may cause multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies by exerting pressure on the pituitary gland in the sella. METHODS/RESULTS: The patient was diagnosed with tetrasomy X by karyotyping during infancy. Brain MRI and multiple endocrine stimulation tests revealed RCC and combined pituitary hormone deficiency (growth hormone deficiency, secondary adrenal insufficiency and central hypothyroidism) likely due to RCC...
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491445/primary-adrenal-lymphoma-causing-hypoaldosteronism-in-a-cat
#13
Jessica F Romine, Angela R Kozicki, Marc S Elie
CASE SUMMARY: A 10-year-old, 5.1 kg (11.2 lb), male castrated cat was presented with signs of lethargy and decreased appetite at home after being previously healthy. Serum biochemical analysis identified normokalemia (5.1 mmol/l; reference interval [RI] 3.4-5.6 mmol/l) and severe hyponatremia (123 mmol/l; RI 145-158 mmol/l), with an Na/K ratio of 24 (RI 32-41). Baseline serum cortisol was low to normal, but serum aldosterone was markedly decreased with a pre-adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation concentration of 13 pmol/l (RI 194-388 pmol/l) and post-adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation concentration of 21 pmol/l (RI 277-721 pmol/l)...
July 2016: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471129/management-of-a-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Halil Korkut Daglar, Ayse Kirbas, Ebru Biberoglu, Bergen Laleli, Nuri Danisman
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) or Wermer's syndrome is a rare hereditary endocrine syndrome with high penetrance caused by mutations in MEN1 tumor suppressor gene. MEN1 is characterized by hyperplasia or tumoral enlargement in a number of endocrine organs (parathyroid glands, pancreas, pituitary gland, adrenal gland) and it could be hormonally active or inactive. MEN1 is a significant cause of morbidity due to hormone secretion and mass effect. Since it is a rare condition, there are no guidelines with respect to the follow-up of pregnant women with MEN1...
July 2016: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469557/modulation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-by-early-life-stress-exposure
#15
REVIEW
Miranda van Bodegom, Judith R Homberg, Marloes J A G Henckens
Exposure to stress during critical periods in development can have severe long-term consequences, increasing overall risk on psychopathology. One of the key stress response systems mediating these long-term effects of stress is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis; a cascade of central and peripheral events resulting in the release of corticosteroids from the adrenal glands. Activation of the HPA-axis affects brain functioning to ensure a proper behavioral response to the stressor, but stress-induced (mal)adaptation of the HPA-axis' functional maturation may provide a mechanistic basis for the altered stress susceptibility later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461157/cholesterol-delivery-to-the-adrenal-glands-estimated-by-adrenal-venous-sampling-an-in%C3%A2-vivo-model-to-determine-the-contribution-of-circulating-lipoproteins-to-steroidogenesis-in-humans
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Edward Buitenwerf, Robin P F Dullaart, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Thera P Links, Wim J Sluiter, Margery A Connelly, Michiel N Kerstens
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol, required for adrenal steroid hormone synthesis, is at least in part derived from circulating lipoproteins. The contribution of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) to adrenal steroidogenesis in humans is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the extent to which HDL and LDL are taken up by the adrenal glands using samples obtained during adrenal venous sampling (AVS). METHODS: AVS was successfully performed in 23 patients with primary aldosteronism...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460556/adrenal-gland-plasticity-in-lactating-rats-and-mice-is-sufficient-to-maintain-basal-hypersecretion-of-corticosterone
#17
Clara V Perani, Dominik Langgartner, Nicole Uschold-Schmidt, Andrea M Füchsl, Inga D Neumann, Stefan O Reber, David A Slattery
Increased basal glucocorticoid secretion and a reduced glucocorticoid response during acute stress, despite only minor changes in the secretion of the major secretagogue adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), have been documented in the peripartum period in several species. We recently showed that the adrenal gland, the site of glucocorticoid synthesis, undergoes substantial postpartum-associated plasticity in the rat at mid-lactation. Here, we asked the question whether adrenal changes already take place around parturition in the rat and in another species, namely the mouse...
May 19, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454766/mixture-effects-of-azole-fungicides-on-the-adrenal-gland-in-a-broad-dose-range
#18
S Rieke, T Heise, F Schmidt, W Haider, H Bednarz, K Niehaus, A Mentz, J Kalinowski, K I Hirsch-Ernst, P Steinberg, L Niemann, P Marx-Stoelting
Consumers are exposed to low concentrations of a variety of pesticide residues in or on food. Some of them might interfere with the endocrine system. While each individual active substance has been extensively tested for toxicity and safety, potential combination effects possibly resulting from combined exposure to different pesticides have seldomly been tested so far, especially in vivo. Since the adrenal gland is a key endocrine organ, we investigated if and how substances of a group of fungicides presumed to interfere with the biosynthesis of steroid hormones affect this organ when applied individually and in combination in a broad dose range...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453590/-understanding-cortisol-action-in-acute-inflammation-a-view-from-the-adrenal-gland-to-the-target-cell
#19
Julia Guerrero
Glucocorticoids (cortisol in humans) are essential for numerous biological functions. Among critically ill patients, therapy with cortisol has gained strength in recent years, but clinical results have been mixed. A series of events, that may explain the diversity of clinical responses, occur from the synthesis of cortisol in the adrenal gland to the activation of the cortisol receptor by the hormone when it enters the nucleus of the target cell. Some of these events are revised; a proposition for identifying critically ill patients who may benefit with this therapy is suggested...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450850/cholecystokinin-from-local-gut-hormone-to-ubiquitous-messenger
#20
REVIEW
Jens F Rehfeld
Cholecystokinin (CCK) was discovered in 1928 in jejunal extracts as a gallbladder contraction factor. It was later shown to be member of a peptide family, which are all ligands for the CCK1 and CCK2 receptors. CCK peptides are known to be synthetized in small intestinal endocrine I-cells and cerebral neurons. But in addition, CCK is expressed in several endocrine glands (pituitary cells, thyroid C-cells, pancreatic islets, the adrenals, and the testes); in peripheral nerves; in cortical and medullary kidney cells; in cardial myocytes; and in cells of the immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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