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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630099/kndy-neurone-activation-prior-to-the-lh-surge-of-the-ewe-is-disrupted-by-lps
#1
Chrysanthi Fergani, Jean Routly, David Jones, Lucy Pickavance, Robert Frank Smith, Hilary Dobson
In the ewe, steroid hormones act on the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) to initiate the GnRH/LH surge. Within the ARC, steroid signal transduction may be mediated by dopamine, β-endorphin or neuropeptide Y (NPY) expressing cells, as well as those co-localising kisspeptin, neurokinin B (NKB), and dynorphin (termed KNDy). We investigated the time during the follicular phase when these cells become activated (i.e., co-localise c-Fos) relative to the timing of the LH surge onset and may, therefore, be involved in the surge generating mechanism...
June 19, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624479/food-restriction-induced-changes-in-motivation-differ-with-stages-of-the-estrous-cycle-and-are-closely-linked-to-rfamide-related-peptide-3-but-not-kisspeptin-in-syrian-hamsters
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REVIEW
Noah A Benton, Kim A Russo, Jeremy M Brozek, Ryan Andrews, Veronica Kim, Lance J Kriegsfeld, Jill E Schneider
We tested the hypothesis that the effects of food restriction on behavioral motivation are mediated by one or both of the RFamides, RFamide-related Peptide-3 (RFRP-3) and kisspeptin (Kp) in female Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Female hamsters fed ad libitum and given a choice between food and adult male hamsters are highly motivated to visit males instead of food on all four days of the estrous cycle, but after 8days of mild food restriction (75% of ad libitum intake) they shift their preference toward food every day of the estrous cycle until the day of estrus, when they shift their preference back toward the males...
June 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615280/age-associated-gene-expression-changes-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-male-rhesus-macaques
#3
Dominique Eghlidi, Vasilios Garyfallou, Steven Kohama, Henryk F Urbanski
The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) represents a major component of the neuroendocrine reproductive axis, and plays an important role in controlling the onset of puberty as well as age-associated reproductive senescence. Although significant gene expression changes have been observed in the ARC during sexual maturation it is unclear what changes occur during aging, especially in males. Therefore, in the present study we profiled the expression of reproduction-related genes in the ARC of young and old male rhesus macaques, as well as old males that had received 6 months of hormone supplementation (HS) in the form of daily testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone; we also compared morning versus night ARC gene expression in the old males...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610651/increased-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-but-decreased-total-adiponectin-and-kisspeptin-in-central-precocious-puberty-compared-with-aged-matched-prepubertal-girls
#4
Chantacha Sitticharoon, Maynart Sukharomana, Supawadee Likitmaskul, Malika Churintaraphan, Pailin Maikaew
The aim of the present study was to compare serum leptin, kisspeptin, total adiponectin, high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels between girls with central precocious puberty (CPP; n=26, 7-9.5 years old) and age-matched controls (n=29) including or excluding obese girls. Leptin and NPY levels were comparable between CPP and control girls. Kisspeptin levels were lower in the CPP than control group, and were positively correlated with oestrogen in the control group and with systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the CPP group...
June 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604137/effects-of-dihydrotestosterone-administration-on-the-expression-of-reproductive-and-body-weight-regulatory-factors-in-ovariectomized-and-estradiol-treated-female-rats
#5
Takeshi Iwasa, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Kiyohito Yano, Yiliyasi Mayila, Minoru Irahara
To clarify the direct effects of androgens, the changes in the hypothalamic levels of reproductive and appetite regulatory factors induced by chronic dihydrotestosterone (DHT) administration were evaluated in female rats. DHT treatment increased the BW and food intake of the ovariectomized rats, but not the estradiol (E2)-treated rats. DHT administration suppressed the expression of a hypothalamic anorexigenic factor. Although the kisspeptin (Kiss1) mRNA levels of the anterior hypothalamic block (the anteroventral periventricular nucleus, AVPV) were increased in the E2-treated rats, DHT administration did not affect the Kiss1 mRNA levels of the AVPV in the ovariectomized or E2-treated rats...
June 11, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583614/effects-of-active-immunization-against-gnrh-versus-surgical-castration-on-hypothalamic-pituitary-function-in-boars
#6
Xingfa Han, Yuqin Zhou, Yu Zeng, Fenfen Sui, Yacheng Liu, Yao Tan, Xiaohan Cao, Xiaogang Du, Fengyan Meng, Xianyin Zeng
The objective was to compare effects of anti-GnRH immunization (immunocastration) versus surgical castration on hypothalamic-pituitary function in boars. Thirty-six boars were randomly divided into three groups (n = 12/group): control, surgically castrated, or immunized against GnRH at 10 wk of age (boostered 8 wk later). Compared to intact boars, immunocastration reduced (P < 0.05) serum concentrations of LH, FSH, testosterone and inhibin B and caused severe testicular atrophy, whereas surgical castration increased (P < 0...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575428/letter-to-the-editor-hypothalamic-kisspeptin-in-female-rat-models-of-pcos
#7
Michael Wilkinson, Russell E Brown, Syed A Imran, Diane A Wilkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561903/arcuate-nucleus-neuropeptide-coexpression-and-connections-to-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-neurons-in-the-female-rhesus-macaque
#8
Cadence True, Diana Takahashi, Melissa Kirigiti, Sarah Rene Lindsley, Cloe Moctezuma, Anam Arik, M Susan Smith, Paul Kievit, Kevin L Grove
The underlying hypothalamic neurocircuitry by which metabolism and feeding regulates reproductive function has been well-studied in the rodent; however, recent data demonstrated significant neuroanatomical differences in the human brain. The current study had three objectives, centered on arcuate nucleus neuropeptides regulating feeding and reproduction: 1) characterize coexpression patterns in the female nonhuman primate, 2) establish whether these neuronal populations make potential contacts with GnRH neurons and 3) determine whether these contacts differ between the low and high GnRH-releasing states of pre-puberty and adulthood, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552864/development-related-changes-in-the-expression-of-the-ovarian-kiss1-and-kiss1r-genes-and-their-sensitivity-to-hcg-in-prepubertal-female-rats
#9
Mikio Yamasaki, Akira Kuwahara, Takeshi Iwasa, Yuri Yamamoto, Yuka Taniguchi, Yuya Yano, Sumika Matsui, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Minoru Irahara
Kisspeptin, which is encoded by the Kiss1 gene, and its receptor, the G protein-coupled receptor 54 (Kiss1r), play important roles in the regulation of reproductive functions in mammals. Several studies have shown that the Kiss1 and Kiss1r genes are expressed in the rat, primate, and human ovaries, and that the ovarian kisspeptin system plays a pivotal role in ovulation at the proestrous stage in adulthood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate development-related changes in the expression of ovarian Kiss1 and Kiss1r genes and in kisspeptin levels, and to identify the regulatory factors for these genes during the prepubertal period...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531286/is-foetal-hyperexposure-to-androgens-a-cause-of-pcos
#10
Panagiota Filippou, Roy Homburg
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive-aged women. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is still not completely understood but recent evidence suggests that the intra-uterine environment may be a key factor in the pathogenesis of PCOS, in particular, hyperexposure of the foetus to androgens. High concentrations of maternal serum testosterone during pregnancy have been shown to influence behaviour during childhood, the prevalence of autism disorders and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations in adolescence...
May 20, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522036/transient-receptor-potential-trp-channel-function-in-the-reproductive-axis
#11
REVIEW
Viktoria Götz, Sen Qiao, Andreas Beck, Ulrich Boehm
Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels play important functional roles in the signal transduction machinery of hormone-secreting cells and have recently been implicated in reproductive physiology. While expression studies have demonstrated TRP channel expression at all levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (hpg) axis, functional details about TRP channel action at the level of the individual cells controlling reproduction are just beginning to emerge. Canonical TRP (TRPC) channels are prominently expressed in the reproductive center of the neuroendocrine brain, i...
May 3, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500826/serum-kisspeptin-concentrations-are-negatively-correlated-with-body-mass-index-in-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa-and-amenorrhea
#12
Flora Bacopoulou, George I Lambrou, Maria-Evangelia Rodanaki, Evgenia Stergioti, Vasiliki Efthymiou, Efthymios Deligeoroglou, Sophia I Markantonis
OBJECTIVE: To measure, for the first time, serum kisspeptin concentrations in adolescent females with anorexia nervosa (AN) and associated amenorrhea, and investigate potential correlations of kisspeptin with anthropometric, bone and hormonal data. DESIGN: Setting: University Adolescent Medicine Center. PARTICIPANTS: Females aged 12-20 years with typical or atypical AN (based on DSM-5 diagnostic criteria) and controls. INTERVENTIONS: Measurement of body mass index (BMI), whole body/lumbar spine bone mineral density and serum concentrations of kisspeptin, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin (PRL), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine, triiodothyronine, estradiol (E2), 17-hydroxyprogesterone...
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500430/postnatal-feeding-with-high-fat-diet-induces-obesity-and-precocious-puberty-in-c57bl-6j-mouse-pups-a-novel-model-of-obesity-and-puberty
#13
Rahim Ullah, Yan Su, Yi Shen, Chunlu Li, Xiaoqin Xu, Jianwei Zhang, Ke Huang, Naveed Rauf, Yang He, Jingjing Cheng, Huaping Qin, Yu-Dong Zhou, Junfen Fu
Childhood obesity and obesity-related metabolic complications are induced by a high-fat postnatal diet. The lack of a suitable animal model, however, remains a considerable challenge in obesity studies. In the current study, we provided high-fat diet (HFD) to dams during lactation and to pups after weaning. We also developed a novel model of C57BL/6J mouse pups with HFD-induced postnatal obesity. Results showed that feeding with HFD induces fat deposition and obesity in pups. Furthermore, HFD more potently increased the body weight (BW) of male than female pups...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490208/plasma-kisspeptin-levels-in-lactational-amenorrhea
#14
Masato Kotani, Fumihiko Katagiri, Tsuyoshi Hirai, Jiro Kagawa, Issei Tanaka
The kisspeptin is a neuropeptide to play physiological roles in regulating gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion in the hypothalamus. In human plasma, the kisspeptin concentration is measured, but gonadotropin-releasing hormone is not. This study aims to understand the physiological roles of the circulating kisspeptin in lactational amenorrhea in humans because prolactin reduces the kisspeptin expression and luteinizing hormone secretion resulting in anovulations in rodent brains. Plasma kisspeptin levels were measured in 11 subjects in lactational amenorrhea and in four cases with pathological amenorrhea by different etiologies for comparison using the enzyme immunoassay specific for human kisspeptin...
May 11, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479374/cafeteria-diet-differentially-alters-the-expression-of-feeding-related-genes-through-dna-methylation-mechanisms-in-individual-hypothalamic-nuclei
#15
Gisela Paola Lazzarino, María Florencia Andreoli, María Florencia Rossetti, Cora Stoker, María Virgina Tschopp, Enrique Hugo Luque, Jorge Guillermo Ramos
We evaluated the effect of cafeteria diet (CAF) on the mRNA levels and DNA methylation state of feeding-related neuropeptides, and neurosteroidogenic enzymes in discrete hypothalamic nuclei. Besides, the expression of steroid hormone receptors was analyzed. Female rats fed with CAF from weaning increased their energy intake, body weight, and fat depots, but did not develop metabolic syndrome. The increase in energy intake was related to an orexigenic signal of paraventricular (PVN) and ventromedial (VMN) nuclei, given principally by upregulation of AgRP and NPY...
May 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475692/central-rfrp-3-stimulates-lh-secretion-in-male-mice-and-has-cycle-stage-dependent-inhibitory-effects-in-females
#16
Caroline Ancel, Megan A Inglis, Greg M Anderson
RFamide-related peptide-3 (RFRP-3) is a neuropeptide that is thought to play an inhibitory role in the regulation of reproduction in various mammalian species, although some stimulatory effects have been reported. To date, the effects of RFRP-3 on gonadotropin secretion have been scarcely studied in mice. The aim of the current study was to characterise the effect of RFRP-3 administration on gonadotropin secretion in male and female mice. Adult intact and castrated male mice received acute central injections of 0...
May 4, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475285/involvement-of-neurone-glia-neurone-neurone-communications-via-gap-junctions-in-synchronised-activity-of-kndy-neurones
#17
K Ikegami, S Minabe, N Ieda, T Goto, A Sugimoto, S Nakamura, N Inoue, S Oishi, A D Maturana, M Sanbo, M Hirabayashi, K-I Maeda, H Tsukamura, Y Uenoyama
Pulsatile secretion of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)/luteinizing hormone is indispensable for puberty onset and reproductive activities at adulthood in mammalian species. A cohort of neurones expressing three neuropeptides, kisspeptin, encoded by Kiss1 gene, neurokinin B (NKB) and dynorphin A, localised in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC), so-called KNDy neurones, are a putative intrinsic source of the GnRH pulse generator. Synchronous activity among KNDy neurones is thought to be required for pulsatile GnRH secretion...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464043/mechanistic-insights-into-the-more-potent-effect-of-kp-54-compared-to-kp-10-in-vivo
#18
Xavier d'Anglemont de Tassigny, Channa Jayasena, Kevin G Murphy, Waljit S Dhillo, William H Colledge
Kisspeptins regulate the mammalian reproductive axis by stimulating release of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH). Different length kisspeptins (KP) are found of 54, 14, 13 or 10 amino-acids which share a common C-terminal 10-amino acid sequence. KP-54 and KP-10 have been widely used to stimulate the reproductive axis but data suggest that KP-54 and KP-10 are not equally effective at eliciting reproductive hormone secretion after peripheral delivery. To confirm this, we analysed the effect of systemic administration of KP-54 or KP-10 on luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion into the bloodstream of male mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458903/using-kisspeptin-to-assess-gnrh-function-in-an-unusual-case-of-primary-amenorrhoea
#19
S Vimalesvaran, S Narayanaswamy, L Yang, J K Prague, A Buckley, A D Miras, S Franks, K Meeran, W S Dhillo
SUMMARY: Primary amenorrhoea is defined as the failure to commence menstruation by the age of 15 years, in the presence of normal secondary sexual development. The potential causes of primary amenorrhoea extend from structural to chromosomal abnormalities. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of secondary amenorrhoea but an uncommon cause of primary amenorrhoea. An early and prompt diagnosis of PCOS is important, as up to 30% of these women are predisposed to glucose intolerance and obesity, with the subgroup of women presenting with primary amenorrhoea and PCOS displaying a higher incidence of metabolic dysfunction...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447478/pulsatile-kisspeptin-effectively-stimulates-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-gnrh-producing-neurons
#20
Haruhiko Kanasaki, Mijiddorj Tselmeg, Aki Oride, Unurjargal Sukhbaatar, Tomomi Hara, Satoru Kyo
Hypothalamic kisspeptin is integral to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis by stimulating gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release. GnRH is released from the hypothalamus in a pulsatile manner and determines the output of the gonadotropins. However, the effect of kisspeptin on GnRH-secreting cells remains unknown. In an experiment using static cultures of GT1-7 cells, kisspeptin did not significantly increase GnRH mRNA expression. However, when kisspeptin was administered to the cells in a pulsatile manner, GnRH mRNA expression was significantly increased...
April 27, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
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