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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
#3
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
#4
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 Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471129/management-of-a-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
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
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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
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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 post partum-associated plasticity in the rat at mid-lactation. Here, we asked the question whether adrenal changes take place already around parturition in the rat and in another species, namely the mouse...
May 2, 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
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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...
April 25, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453590/-understanding-cortisol-action-in-acute-inflammation-a-view-from-the-adrenal-gland-to-the-target-cell
#10
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447709/-atypical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-a-dog-a-case-report
#12
Stefanie Hoffrogge, Lena Fels, Marion Schmicke, Reinhard Mischke
In a 12-year-old male Labrador Retriever, presented due to other disease symptoms, clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism (polyuria, polydipsia, abdominal distention, muscle atrophy) were an incidental finding. Abnormal laboratory results and sonographic findings of the adrenal glands, but negative low-dose dexamethasone suppression tests with low basal cortisol concentrations, a negative andrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-stimulation test and exclusion of iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism, suggested an atypical hyperadrenocorticism (AHAC)...
April 27, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391254/primary-pigmented-nodular-adrenocortical-disease-literature-review-and-case-report-of-a-6-year-old-boy
#13
Dragan Katanić, Dejan Kafka, Mirjana Živojinov, Jovan Vlaški, Zorana Budakov, Marija Knežević Pogančev, Ivana Vorgučin, Tomislav Ćuk
Cushing's syndrome is rare in childhood and is usually caused by a pituitary adenoma. Primary hyperfunction of adrenal glands is less frequent, particularly primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD). It occurs usually in children and adolescents, with female preponderance, while Cushing's disease has increased frequency in prepubertal males. A case of a 6-year-old boy is presented with isolated non-familiar PPNAD. The clinical pattern involved Cushingoid appearance, hypertension, virilization and depressive mood...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390812/characterization-of-pancreatic-islet-cell-tumors-and-renal-tumors-induced-by-a-combined-treatment-of-streptozotocin-and-nicotinamide-in-male-sd-rats
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Yuki Kato, Koichi Masuno, Kae Fujisawa, Noriko Tsuchiya, Mikinori Torii, Atsuko Hishikawa, Takeshi Izawa, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Jyoji Yamate
We herein investigated the histopathological features, including proliferative activity and immunoexpression, of pancreatic islet cell tumors (ICTs) in male SD rats induced by streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotinamide (NA), and discussed their relevance to biological behaviors and prognoses. A total of 70 and 43% of rats developed ICTs 37-45 weeks after the treatment with STZ (50 or 75mg/kg, i.v.) and NA (350mg/kg, twice, p.o.), respectively. Among the islet tumors observed in the STZ/NA-treated groups, 75% were adenomas, while 25% were carcinomas...
April 5, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384955/a-comparative-study-of-pituitary-volume-variations-in-mri-in-acute-onset-of-psychiatric-conditions
#15
Brijesh Kumar Soni, Upendra Kumar Joish, Hirdesh Sahni, Raju A George, Rajeev Sivasankar, Rohit Aggarwal
INTRODUCTION: The growing belief that endocrine abnormalities may underlie many mental conditions has led to increased use of imaging and hormonal assays in patients attending to psychiatric OPDs. People who are in an acute phase of a psychiatric disorder show Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity, but the precise underlying central mechanisms are unclear. AIM: To assess the pituitary gland volume variations in patients presenting with new onset acute psychiatric illness in comparison with age and gender matched controls by using MRI...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353251/proteomic-profiling-of-the-pituitary-gland-in-studies-of-psychiatric-disorders
#16
Divya Krishnamurthy, Hassan Rahmoune, Paul C Guest
Psychiatric disorders have been associated with perturbations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Therefore, proteomic studies of the pituitary gland have the potential to provide new insights into the underlying pathways affected in these conditions as well as identify new biomarkers or targets for use in developing improved medications. This chapter describes a protocol for preparation of pituitary protein extracts followed by characterization of the pituitary proteome by label-free liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in expression mode (LC-MS(E))...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352358/alterations-in-vegf-expression-induced-by-antidepressant-drugs-in-female-rats-under-chronic-social-stress
#17
Marta Maria Nowacka-Chmielewska, Monika Paul-Samojedny, Anna Maria Bielecka-Wajdman, Jarosław Jerzy Barski, Ewa Obuchowicz
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is thought to serve a role in neurogenesis and the stress response. Although a definite link between the action of antidepressants and VEGF has not been identified, it is assumed that VEGF, as a neurotrophic factor, serves an important role in the effects of antidepressant treatment. To examine this, the present study subjected adult female rats to four weeks of social instability stress and measured the effect of antidepressant treatment on the expression of VEGF. Firstly, endocrine markers of stress and body weight were measured in parallel with behavioral tests prior to and following subjection to stress...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347742/corticosteroid-responses-of-snakes-to-toxins-from-toads-bufadienolides-and-plants-cardenolides-reflect-differences-in-dietary-specializations
#18
Shabnam Mohammadi, Susannah S French, Lorin A Neuman-Lee, Susan L Durham, Yosuke Kojima, Akira Mori, Edmund D Brodie, Alan H Savitzky
Toads are chemically defended by cardiotonic steroids known as bufadienolides. Resistance to the acute effects of bufadienolides in snakes that prey on toads is conferred by target-site insensitivity of the toxin's target enzyme, the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase. Previous studies have focused largely on the molecular mechanisms of resistance but have not investigated the physiological mechanisms or consequences of exposure to the toxins. Adrenal enlargement in snakes often is associated with specialization on a diet of toads...
March 24, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343139/oxytocin-in-corticosterone-induced-chronic-stress-model-focus-on-adrenal-gland-function
#19
Dušanka Stanić, Bosiljka Plećaš-Solarović, Duško Mirković, Predrag Jovanović, Slađana Dronjak, Bojan Marković, Tea Đorđević, Svetlana Ignjatović, Vesna Pešić
Chronic stress conditions can lead to considerable and extensible changes in physiological and psychological performances, and in emergence of risk for various somatic diseases. On the other hand, the neuropeptide oxytocin is reported to increase the resistance of the organism to stress and modulate activity of autonomic nervous system. Chronic corticosterone administration is used as a rat model for a state observed in terms of chronic stress exposure, when negative feedback mechanism of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity is disrupted...
June 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339047/hypothalamo%C3%A2-hypophysial-system-in-rats-with-autotransplantation-of-the-adrenal-cortex
#20
Nae Takizawa, Susumu Tanaka, Souichi Oe, Taro Koike, Tadashi Matsuda, Hisao Yamada
Patients with bilateral pheochromocytoma often require an adrenalectomy. Autotransplantation of the adrenal cortex is an alternative therapy that could potentially be performed instead of receiving glucocorticoid replacement following adrenalectomy. Adrenal cortex autotransplantation aims to avoid the side effects of long‑term steroid treatment and adrenal insufficiency. Although the function of the hypothalamo‑hypophysial system is critical for patients who have undergone adrenal cortex autotransplantation, the details of that system, with the exception of adrenocorticotropic hormone in the subjects with adrenal autotransplantation, have been overlooked for a long time...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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