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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531286/is-foetal-hyperexposure-to-androgens-a-cause-of-pcos
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444173/tac1-signaling-is-required-for-sexual-maturation-and-responsiveness-of-gnrh-neurons-to-kisspeptin-in-the-male-mouse
#12
Caroline A Maguire, Yong Bhum Song, Min Wu, Silvia León, Rona S Carroll, Meenakshi Alreja, Ursula B Kaiser, Víctor M Navarro
The tachykinins substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA) (Tac1) have emerged as novel regulators of kisspeptin/GnRH release. Recently, we documented that SP modulates reproductive function in the female mouse. Here, we extended this characterization to the male mouse. Tac1-/- male mice showed delayed puberty onset. They also presented significantly decreased expression levels of Pdyn (dynorphin) and Nos1 (nitric oxide synthase) in the mediobasal hypothalamus and elevated Gnrh1 levels. Unexpectedly, the response of Tac1-/- mice to central kisspeptin or senktide (neurokinin B receptor -NK3R- agonist) administration was significantly decreased compared with controls, despite the preserved ability of GnRH neurons to stimulate LH release as demonstrated by central NMDA administration, suggesting a deficit at the GnRH neuron level...
April 21, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444138/the-evolution-of-neuropeptide-signalling-insights-from-echinoderms
#13
Dean C Semmens, Maurice R Elphick
Neuropeptides are evolutionarily ancient mediators of neuronal signalling that regulate a wide range of physiological processes and behaviours in animals. Neuropeptide signalling has been investigated extensively in vertebrates and protostomian invertebrates, which include the ecdysozoans Drosophila melanogaster (Phylum Arthropoda) and Caenorhabditis elegans (Phylum Nematoda). However, until recently, an understanding of evolutionary relationships between neuropeptide signalling systems in vertebrates and protostomes has been impaired by a lack of genome/transcriptome sequence data from non-ecdysozoan invertebrates...
April 21, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441891/investigational-and-experimental-gnrh-analogs-and-associated-neurotransmitters
#14
Zeev Blumenfeld
The GnRH agonistic analogs enable for desensitizing the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis in malignant and benign conditions where minimizing the production of sex hormones, or blocking ovulation is necessary. The possible indications are prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia, breast cancer, endometriosis, precocious puberty, uterine leiomyomata, assisted reproduction (ART)/in vitro fertilization (IVF), PCOS, minimizing the gonadotoxic effect of chemotherapy in young women, and possibly ovarian cancer...
May 4, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438528/molecular-characterization-of-kiss2-receptor-and-in-vitro-effects-of-kiss2-on-reproduction-related-gene-expression-in-the-hypothalamus-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#15
Bin Wang, Quan Liu, Xuezhou Liu, Yongjiang Xu, Bao Shi
Kisspeptin (Kiss) and its receptor, KissR (previously known as GPR54), play a critical role in the control of reproduction and puberty onset in mammals. Additionally, a number of studies have provided evidence of the existence of multiple Kiss/KissR systems in teleosts, but the physiological relevance and functions of these kisspeptin forms (Kiss1 and Kiss2) still remain to be investigated. To this end, we examined the direct actions of Kiss2 on hypothalamic functions in the half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis), a representative species of the order Pleuronectiformes...
April 21, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435188/effect-of-kisspeptin-on-in-vitro-maturation-of-sheep-oocytes
#16
Priyanka Byri, Arunakumari Gangineni, K Ramachandra Reddy, K B P Raghavender
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of kisspeptin (KP) on in vitro maturation (IVM) of sheep oocytes aspirated from the ovaries collected from slaughterhouse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two different experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of KP (5, 10 and 15 µg/ml) alone (experiment 1) or in combination with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and Estradiol (E2) (experiment 2) on IVM of sheep oocytes. Tissue culture medium 199 supplemented with Gentamicin was used as control medium...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429258/hormonal-regulation-of-nk-cell-cytotoxic-activity
#17
S V Shirshev, I V Nekrasova, O L Gorbunova, E G Orlova
The effects of chorionic gonadotropin, estriol (E3), leptin, ghrelin, and kisspeptin on the intracellular expression of perforin, granzyme A, and granzyme B was studied in separated NK cells. All studied hormones except E3 are could modulate the expression of cytotoxic enzymes in NK cells by suppression of the expression of the most active proapoptotic agents, resulting in increased expression of granzyme A, which is typical of the decidual subpopulation of these lymphocytes.
January 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427900/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-kiss1-in-brandt-s-voles-lasiopodomys-brandtii
#18
Yan Chen, Lan Liu, Zhengguang Li, Dawei Wang, Ning Li, Ying Song, Cong Guo, Xiaohui Liu
Kisspeptin, encoded by kiss1, has been regarded as a major modulator of mammalian puberty and fertility due to its stimulation on GnRH. Brandt's vole is one of the main pest species on the Inner Mongolian steppes for its striking reproductive capacity and kiss1 is a key candidate gene related to reproductive regulatory cascades. In this study, kiss1 cDNA was cloned from the hypothalamus of Brandt's voles and kiss1 mRNA levels were investigated in different tissues, and at different developmental stages, using high-throughput real-time PCR...
April 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422705/plasma-kisspeptin-and-ghrelin-levels-in-puberty-variant-cases
#19
Erdal Kurnaz, Yaşar Şen, Süleyman Aydın
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the serum levels of kisspeptin and ghrelin (GAH), as well as the relationship of these two peptides with each other in premature thelarche (PT) and premature adrenarche (PA) cases and to investigate the possibility of using these peptides as markers in the differentiation of puberty disorders. METHODS: A PT group aged 1-8 years (n = 40), a PA group aged 1-9 years (n = 23, female/male = 20/3) and control groups consistent with each of the previous groups in terms of age and gender were created for the study...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422142/g-protein-coupled-kiss1-receptor-is-overexpressed-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-promotes-drug-resistance
#20
Alexandra Blake, Magdalena Dragan, Rommel G Tirona, Daniel B Hardy, Muriel Brackstone, Alan B Tuck, Andy V Babwah, Moshmi Bhattacharya
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks the expression of estrogen receptor α, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). TNBC patients lack targeted therapies, as they fail to respond to endocrine and anti-HER2 therapy. Prognosis for this aggressive cancer subtype is poor and survival is limited due to the development of resistance to available chemotherapies and resultant metastases. The mechanisms regulating tumor resistance are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that the G protein-coupled kisspeptin receptor (KISS1R) promotes drug resistance in TNBC cells...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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