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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664655/short-term-assessment-of-hsct-effects-on-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-axis-in-pediatric-thalassemic-patients
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Amir Ali Hamidieh, Fariba Mohseni, Maryam Behfar, Zohreh Hamidi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Mohamad Pajouhi, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad-Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
BACKGROUND: Beta thalassemia major (BTM) and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may have deleterious effects on the endocrine systems. We assessed endocrine complications of HSCT in pediatric patients for 3 months. METHODS: In 20 (6 female) pediatric major thalassemic patients (mean age of 10.8 ± 3.9 years old), prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), T4, T3, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females) were measured as a batch at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) laboratories before HSCT and 1 and 3 months afterwards...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658436/thrombin-alters-human-endometrial-stromal-cell-differentiation-during-decidualization
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Samir N Babayev, Mohammed Kanchwala, Chao Xing, Yucel Akgul, Bruce R Carr, Ruth Ann Word
Vaginal bleeding and subchorionic hematomas are associated with increased risk of both early and late pregnancy loss. Thrombin generation may play a pivotal role in the development of these complications. To determine the effects of thrombin on human endometrial stromal cells (hESCs), cells were treated with thrombin at baseline or during decidualization with cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)+medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). Next-generation RNA sequencing revealed that markers of decidualization (IGF-1, IGFBP-1, and prolactin [PRL]) were induced after the initiation of decidualization, whereas thrombin suppressed insulin-like growth factor ( IGF)-1, Insulin-like growth factor binding protein ( IGFBP)-1, and PRL gene expression at baseline and during decidualization...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623208/a-rare-challenging-case-of-co-existent-craniopharyngioma-acromegaly-and-squamous-cell-lung-cancer
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Athanasios Fountas, Shu Teng Chai, John Ayuk, Neil Gittoes, Swarupsinh Chavda, Niki Karavitaki
Co-existence of craniopharyngioma and acromegaly has been very rarely reported. A 65-year-old man presented with visual deterioration, fatigue and frontal headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a suprasellar heterogeneous, mainly cystic, 1.9 × 2 × 1.9 cm mass compressing the optic chiasm and expanding to the third ventricle; the findings were consistent with a craniopharyngioma. Pituitary hormone profile showed hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, mildly elevated prolactin, increased insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and normal thyroid function and cortisol reserve...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554306/changes-in-hormone-profiles-growth-factors-and-mrna-expression-of-the-related-receptors-in-crop-tissue-relative-organ-weight-and-serum-biochemical-parameters-in-the-domestic-pigeon-columba-livia-during-incubation-and-chick-rearing-periods-under-artificial-farming
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P Xie, X P Wan, Z Bu, E J Diao, D Q Gong, X T Zou
The present study was conducted to determine the changes in concentrations of hormones and growth factors and their related receptor gene expressions in crop tissue, relative organ weight, and serum biochemical parameters in male and female pigeons during incubation and chick-rearing periods under artificial farming conditions. Seventy-eight pairs of 60-week-old White King pigeons with 2 fertile eggs per pair were randomly divided into 13 groups by different breeding stages. Serum prolactin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) concentrations in crop tissue homogenates were the highest in both male and female pigeons at 1 d of chick-rearing (R1), while epidermal growth factor (EGF) in female pigeons peaked at d 17 of incubation (I17) (P < 0...
June 1, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510819/primary-empty-sella-syndrome-and-the-prevalence-of-hormonal-dysregulation
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Matthias K Auer, Mareike R Stieg, Alexander Crispin, Caroline Sievers, Günter K Stalla, Anna Kopczak
BACKGROUND: Empty sella is the neuroradiological or pathological finding of an apparently empty sella turcica containing no pituitary tissue. The prevalence of primary empty sella, i.e., empty sella without any discernible cause, is not precisely known; estimates range from 2% to 20%. Technical advances in neuroradiology have made empty sella an increasingly common incidental finding. It remains unclear whether, and to what extent, asymptomatic adult patients with an incidentally discovered empty sella should undergo diagnostic testing for hormonal disturbances...
February 16, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501516/plurihormonal-acth-gh-pituitary-adenoma-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
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Elena Roca, Pier Paolo Mattogno, Teresa Porcelli, Luigi Poliani, Francesco Belotti, Alberto Schreiber, Filippo Maffezzoni, Marco Maria Fontanella, Francesco Doglietto
BACKGROUND: Plurihormonal adenomas (PHAs) represent 10%-15% of all functioning pituitary adenomas. The most frequent hormonal associations are with prolactin and growth hormone (GH). Here we describe a rare case of functional adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and GH microadenoma and report our findings from a systematic literature review of PHA. METHODS: We searched PubMed using the terms "plurihormonal pituitary adenoma," "ACTH GH pituitary adenoma," and "acromegaly AND Cushing's disease"...
March 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466685/prolactin-regulates-liver-growth-during-postnatal-development-in-mice
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Bibiana Moreno-Carranza, Marco Bravo-Manríquez, Arelí Baez, María G Ledesma-Colunga, Xarubet Ruiz-Herrera, Pamela Reyes-Ortega, Ericka A De Los Ríos, Yazmín Macotela, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp
The liver grows during the early postnatal period first at slower and then at faster rates than the body to achieve the adult liver-to-body weight ratio (LBW), a constant reflecting liver health. The hormone prolactin (PRL) stimulates adult liver growth and regeneration and its levels are high in the circulation of newborn infants, but whether PRL plays a role on neonatal liver growth is unknown. Here, we show that the liver produces PRL and upregulates the PRL receptor in mice during the first 2 weeks after birth, when liver growth lags behind body growth...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327380/effects-of-deficiency-and-surplus-dietary-threonine-on-reproductive-performance-of-primiparous-pregnant-gilts
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M Shi, T Liu, T Li, H Wang, T Yuan, D Li, J Wang
Dietary threonine imbalance is known to impair reproductive performances of gestating sows, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, effects of deficiency and surplus dietary threonine during gestation on reproductive performance, serum metabolites and hormones concentration, and colostral nutrient and immunoglobulin contents of primiparous sows were investigated. Ninety primiparous pregnant gilts were assigned to one of the three dietary treatments with different standardized ileal digestible threonine/lysine ratios at 0...
April 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305680/silent-somatotroph-pituitary-adenomas-an-update
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REVIEW
Fabienne Langlois, Randall Woltjer, Justin S Cetas, Maria Fleseriu
Silent growth hormone adenomas (SGHA) are a rare entity of non-functioning pituitary neuroendocrine tumors. Diagnosis is invariably made post-operatively of a tumor immunopositive for GH (and Pit-1 in selected cases) but without clinical acromegaly. Mainly young females are affected, and tumors are often uncovered by investigation for headaches or oligoamenorrhea. Integration of clinical, pathological and biochemical data is required for proper diagnosis. Beside normal IGF-1 levels, a third of SGHAs displays elevated GH levels and some will eventually progress to acromegaly...
April 2018: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164710/expression-profiles-of-immunity-and-reproductive-genes-during-transition-period-in-holstein-cattle
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A I Ateya, M S Hussein, H M Ghanem, R M Saleh, W B El-Domany, Y Y Elseady
The transition period is a critical time for dairy cows as the animal is subjected to the physiological stress accompanying parturition. Immunosuppression and health status were examined during this period in 80 Holstein cows. Blood samples were taken from each cow 3, 2 and 1 week before and after calving, and at calving (0 day). RNA was extracted and subjected to real-time PCR to determine mRNA levels for the immune-related genes TLR 2, 4, 6, 7 and β-defensin 5 in addition to the reproduction-related genes prolactin and IGF-I...
April 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031906/suckling-induced-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-igf-1-release-in-mother-rats
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András H Lékó, Melinda Cservenák, Árpád Dobolyi
OBJECTIVE: Lactation involves significant neuroendocrine changes. The elevated prolactin (PRL) release from the pituitary, induced markedly by suckling, is the most relevant example. Suckling also causes a significant and rapid elevation in growth hormone (GH) levels. GH is necessary for milk synthesis as milk yield is stopped completely in the absence of PRL and GH, while the absence of PRL alone causes only a 50% reduction. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) plays an important role in the GH axis...
December 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977591/novel-function-of-a-transcription-factor-wt1-in-regulating-decidualization-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-and-its-molecular-mechanism
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Isao Tamura, Yuichiro Shirafuta, Kousuke Jozaki, Takuya Kajimura, Masahiro Shinagawa, Ryo Maekawa, Toshiaki Taketani, Hiromi Asada, Shun Sato, Hiroshi Tamura, Norihiro Sugino
The Wilms tumor suppressor gene (WT1) encodes an essential transcription factor regulating mammalian urogenital development. However, the function of WT1 in human endometrium is still unclear. The current study examined the involvement of WT1 in the regulation of IGF-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) and prolactin (PRL), which are specific markers of decidualization, in human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) undergoing decidualization. ESCs isolated from proliferative-phase endometrium were incubated with cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) to induce decidualization...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955159/comparison-of-physical-body-growth-and-metabolic-and-reproductive-endocrine-functions-between-north-and-south-climates-of-japan-in-trained-thoroughbred-yearling-horses
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Siriwan Tangyuenyong, Fumio Sato, Yasuo Nambo, Harutaka Murase, Yoshiro Endo, Tomomi Tanaka, Kentaro Nagaoka, Gen Watanabe
This study aimed to compare body growth, metabolic, and reproductive hormonal changes in trained Thoroughbred yearling horses under different climate conditions with and without light supplementation (LS). Thoroughbred yearlings raised at research centers of the Japan Racing Association in Hokkaido (north) or Miyazaki (south) were divided into control and LS groups. In the LS groups, 44 colts and 47 fillies from Hokkaido and 11 colts and 11 fillies from Miyazaki were exposed to LS with an extended photoperiod of 14...
2017: Journal of Equine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888480/the-clinical-characteristics-and-microsurgical-therapy-of-pituitary-adenomas-in-elderly-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-130-cases
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REVIEW
Yi Zhao, Wei Lian, Bing Xing, Ming Feng, Xiaohai Liu, Renzhi Wang, Huanwen Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and microsurgical therapy of pituitary adenomas in elderly patients. METHOD: This article describes a retrospective study of 130 pituitary adenomas in elderly patients over 65years of age who underwent a microsurgical operation using the transsphenoidal approach and were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) from January 2010 to December 2012. RESULTS: A total of 60 (46...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805889/oxytocin-injections-in-the-postpartal-period-affect-mammary-tight-junctions-in-sows
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C Farmer, M Lessard, C H Knight, H Quesnel
The potential impacts of injecting oxytocin (OXY) to sows in the early postpartum period on the quality of mammary tight junctions, milk composition, and immune status of sows and piglets were studied. Postparturient sows received i.m. injections of either saline (control [CTL]; = 10) or 75 IU of OXY ( = 10). Injections were given twice daily (0800 and 1630 h) starting on d 2 of lactation (i.e., between 12 and 20 h after birth of the last piglet), totaling 4 injections. Milk samples were obtained before the first injection (d 2 morning [AM]), before the second injection (d 2 afternoon [PM]), and on d 4 PM and d 5 PM...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673122/rejuvenating-effect-of-long-term-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-gene-therapy-in-the-hypothalamus-of-aged-rats-with-dopaminergic-dysfunction
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José I Schwerdt, Micaela Lopez-Leon, Gloria M Cónsole, Oscar A Brown, Gustavo R Morel, Eduardo Spinedi, Rodolfo G Goya
The aging female rat constitutes an interesting model of spontaneous and progressive age-related dopaminergic dysfunction as it allows assessing new therapeutic strategies for Parkinson's disease. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is emerging as a powerful neuroprotective molecule, strongly induced in the central nervous system after different insults. We constructed a helper-dependent recombinant adenoviral vector (HDRAd-IGFI) harboring the gene for rat IGF-I. This was used to implement long-term IGF-I gene therapy in the hypothalamus of aged female rats, which display hypothalamic dopaminergic (DA) dysfunction and, as a consequence, chronic hyperprolactinemia...
September 6, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611445/insulin-like-growth-factor-i-and-its-binding-protein-3-are-regulators-of-lactation-and-maternal-responsiveness
#17
András H Lékó, Melinda Cservenák, Éva Rebeka Szabó, János Hanics, Alán Alpár, Árpád Dobolyi
Adaptation to motherhood includes maternal behaviour and lactation during the postpartum period. The major organizing centres of maternal behaviour and lactation are located in the hypothalamic medial preoptic area (MPOA) and the arcuate nucleus, respectively. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is an effector of the growth hormone axis; however, its function in the brain is largely unexplored. We identified increased maternal IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) expression in preoptic rat microarray data and confirmed it by RT-PCR...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475292/long-term-follow-up-of-endocrine-function-among-young-children-with-newly-diagnosed-malignant-central-nervous-system-tumors-treated-with-irradiation-avoiding-regimens
#18
Anne M Cochrane, Clement Cheung, Kasey Rangan, David Freyer, Leena Nahata, Girish Dhall, Jonathan L Finlay
BACKGROUND: The adverse effects of irradiation on endocrine function among patients with pediatric brain tumor are well documented. Intensive induction chemotherapy followed by marrow-ablative chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic cell rescue (AuHCR) without central nervous system (CNS) irradiation has demonstrated efficacy in a proportion of very young children with some malignant CNS tumors. This study assessed the long-term endocrine function of young children following chemotherapy-only treatment regimens...
November 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457479/x-lag-how-did-they-grow-so-tall
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REVIEW
Albert Beckers, Liliya Rostomyan, Iulia Potorac, Pablo Beckers, Adrian F Daly
X-linked acrogigantism (XLAG) is a new, pediatric-onset genetic syndrome, due to Xq26.3 microduplications encompassing the GPR101 gene. XLAG has a remarkably distinct phenotype with disease onset occurring before the age of 5 in all cases described to date, which is significantly younger than in other forms of pituitary gigantism. These patients have mixed GH and prolactin positive adenomas and/or mixed-cell hyperplasia and highly elevated levels of GH/IGF-1 and prolactin. Given their particularly young age of onset, the significant GH hypersecretion can lead to a phenotype of severe gigantism with very advanced age-specific height Z-scores...
June 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380616/does-duration-of-teat-use-in-first-parity-affect-milk-yield-and-mammary-gene-expression-in-second-parity
#20
C Farmer, M Amezcua, R Bruckmaier, O Wellnitz, R Friendship
It was recently shown that a teat that is not used in the first lactation will have a reduced development and milk yield in the second lactation. In the current study, the impact of imposing a suckling period of 2, 7, or 21 d during the first lactation on piglet performance, milk composition, endocrine status, and mammary gene expression of sows in their second lactation was studied. Pregnant Yorkshire gilts were divided into 3 groups according to lactation length: 1) 2-d lactation (2D; = 20), 2) 7-d lactation (7D; = 20), and 3) 21-d lactation (21D; = 21)...
February 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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