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Tina B McKay, Jesper Hjortdal, Henrik Sejersen, Dimitrios Karamichos
Keratoconus (KC) is a corneal thinning disease with an onset commonly immediately post-puberty and stabilization by 40 to 50 years of age. The role of hormones in regulating corneal tissue structure in homeostatic and pathological conditions is unknown. Our group recently linked altered hormone levels to KC. Our current study sought to investigate and delineate the effects of exogenous hormones, such as androgen, luteotropin, and estrogen, on corneal stroma bioenergetics. We utilized our established 3D in vitro model to characterize the effects of DHEA, prolactin, 17β-estradiol on insulin-growth factor-1 and -2 (IGF-1, -2) signaling and metabolic function in primary corneal fibroblasts from healthy controls (HCFs) and KC patients (HKCs)...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Background: Metformin as well as dopaminergic agents exert a beneficial effect on glucose and lipid metabolism, often impaired in patients with hyperprolactinemia. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare metabolic- and prolactin-lowering effects of low-dose bromocriptine/metformin combination therapy and cabergoline in patients with elevated prolactin levels. Methods: The study included 27 women with hyperprolactinemia and impaired glucose tolerance who were treated with moderate doses of bromocriptine but experienced adverse effects of this treatment...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
R Fernández, A Díaz, L D'Attilio, B Bongiovanni, N Santucci, D Bertola, H Besedovsky, A Del Rey, M L Bay, O Bottasso
Diabetes is a risk factor for the development of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and both diseases present endocrine alterations likely to play a role in certain immuno-endocrine-metabolic associated disorders. Patients with TB, or with TB and type 2 diabetes (TB + T2DM) and healthy controls (HCo) were assessed for plasma levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), estradiol, testosterone, growth hormone (GH), prolactin, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), cytokines (IL-6, IL-10, IFN-γ) and the specific lymphoproliferative capacity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
Ekaterina Manuylova, Laura M Calvi, Catherine Hastings, G Edward Vates, Mahlon D Johnson, William T Cave, Ismat Shafiq
: Co-secretion of growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) from a single pituitary adenoma is common. In fact, up to 25% of patients with acromegaly may have PRL co-secretion. The prevalence of acromegaly among patients with a newly diagnosed prolactinoma is unknown. Given the possibility of mixed GH and PRL co-secretion, the current recommendation is to obtain an insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in patients with prolactinoma at the initial diagnosis. Long-term follow-up of IGF-1 is not routinely done...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Adam Gesing, Denise Wiesenborn, Andrew Do, Vinal Menon, Augusto Schneider, Berta Victoria, Michael B Stout, John J Kopchick, Andrzej Bartke, Michal M Masternak
Disruption of the growth hormone (GH) signaling pathway promotes insulin sensitivity and is associated with both delayed aging and extended longevity. Two kinds of long-lived mice-Ames dwarfs (df/df) and GH receptor gene-disrupted knockouts (GHRKO) are characterized by a suppressed GH axis with a significant reduction of body size and decreased plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin levels. Ames dwarf mice are deficient in GH, prolactin, and thyrotropin, whereas GHRKOs are GH resistant and are dwarf with decreased circulating IGF-1 and increased GH...
September 29, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Rebecca J Gordon, Jennifer Bell, Wendy K Chung, Raphael David, Sharon E Oberfield, Sharon L Wardlaw
PURPOSE: Acromegaly in infancy is extremely rare. We describe a 32 year old woman who presented at 6 months of age with isolated macrocephaly, followed by accelerated linear growth. At 21 months of age, her head circumference was 55 cm (+5.5 SD), height was 97.6 cm (+4.4 SD) and weight was 20.6 kg (+6.2 SD). She had markedly elevated levels of growth hormone (GH) (135 ng/ml), IGF-1 (1540 ng/ml) and prolactin (370 ng/ml). A pituitary macroadenoma was surgically resected. Immunohistochemical staining was positive for GH...
December 2016: Pituitary
Amir A Hamidieh, Zohreh Hamidi, Maryam Behfar, Zeinab Pajouhi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fariba Mohseni, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Maryam Sobhani, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad R Mohajeri Tehrani
BACKGROUNDS: Beta Thalassemia Major, and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can have deleterious effect on bone integrity and a main part of such effects is due to their deleterious effects on endocrine systems. So, we assessed the effects of endocrine changes during HSCT (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation) on growing bones of pediatric thalassemic patients. METHODS: Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin (bone formation markers), NTX (bone resorption marker), Ca, P, Alk ph, PTH, Vitamin D (vit D), prolactin, LH, FSH, T4, T3, TSH, IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females), measured in 20 major thalassemic patients with mean age of 10...
July 14, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Anthony C Hackney, Hope C Davis, Amy R Lane
This chapter addresses what is known about the endocrine system components growth hormone (GH)-insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis, thyroid axis, and prolactin relative to exercise and exercise training. Each one of these hormone axes contributes to the maintenance of homeostasis in the body through impact on a multitude of physiological systems. The homeostatic disruption of exercise causes differing responses in each hormone axis. GH levels increase with sufficient stimulation, and IGFs are released in response to GH from the anterior pituitary providing multiple roles including anabolic properties...
2016: Frontiers of Hormone Research
Shahrzad Jalali, Eric Monsalves, Toru Tateno, Gelareh Zadeh
Pituitary adenomas (PAs) are common intracranial lesions. Available medical therapies are limited in PAs, and therefore, it is essential to identify treatments that control PA growth when surgery is not an option. Fibroblast growth factor 4 is implicated in PA pathogenesis; therefore, in this study, we used an isogenic mammosomatotroph cell line (GH4C1) harboring different fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)-4 genotypes to establish and characterize intracranial xenograft mouse models that can be used for preclinical drug testing...
September 2016: Endocrinology
Wesley Elon Fleming, Aliya Ferouz-Colborn, Michael K Samoszuk, Armaghan Azad, Jiuliu Lu, John S Riley, Amabelle B Cruz, Susann Podolak, Doni J Clark, Kurtis R Bray, Paula C Southwick
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder, affecting over 100 million adults. Untreated OSA leads to serious health consequences and perturbations in endocrine, immune, inflammatory, and metabolic systems. Study objectives are to evaluate the association between OSA and biomarkers, and to test the hypothesis that a combination of markers may be useful in screening for OSA. PATIENTS/METHODS: A multicenter trial was conducted enrolling symptomatic male patients with suspected OSA...
August 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
Karim Gariani, Christian Toso, Jacques Philippe, Lorenzo A Orci
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) often experience secondary endocrine dysfunction. Therefore, because the liver plays a major role in endocrine function, liver transplantation (LT) may also be beneficial for the restoration of hormonal regulation. This systematic review collects and interprets the available literature on the effect of LT on endocrine and sexual function in adult patients. A systematic review was conducted by searching Pubmed (including Medline) and EMBASE for studies published from database inception until November 2015...
October 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Amit Tirosh, Yoel Toledano, Hiba Masri-Iraqi, Yoav Eizenberg, Gloria Tzvetov, Dania Hirsch, Carlos Benbassat, Eyal Robenshtok, Ilan Shimon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) standard deviation score (SDS) as a surrogate marker of severity of hypopituitarism in adults with pituitary pathology. METHODS: We performed a retrospective data analysis, including 269 consecutive patients with pituitary disease attending a tertiary endocrine clinic in 1990-2015. The medical files were reviewed for the complete pituitary hormone profile, including IGF-I, and clinical data...
August 2016: Pituitary
M Szczuko, M Zapałowska-Chwyć, A Drozd, D Maciejewska, A Starczewski, E Stachowska
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the correlations between the concentration of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in each woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes based on the levels of androgen. METHODS: Two groups of women with PCOS differing in their levels of androgens. The test group composed of 39 women with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria in their reproductive age. The hormonal levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin (PRL), androstenedione, testosterone (T), estradiol (E2) and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were measured...
September 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
Vatroslav Cerina, Ivan Kruljac, Jelena Marinkovic Radosevic, Lora Stanka Kirigin, Darko Stipic, Hrvoje Ivan Pecina, Milan Vrkljan
The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is the gold standard for diagnosing adrenal insufficiency (AI) after pituitary surgery. The ITT is unpleasant for patients, requires close medical supervision and is contraindicated in several comorbidities. The aim of this study was to analyze whether tumor size, remission rate, preoperative, and early postoperative baseline hormone concentrations could serve as predictors of AI in order to increase the diagnostic accuracy of morning serum cortisol. This prospective study enrolled 70 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed pituitary adenomas...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Y M Xi, F Wu, D Q Zhao, Z Yang, L Li, Z Y Han, G L Wang
Residual feed intake (RFI), defined as the difference between an animal's actual feed intake and expected feed intake over a specific period, is an inheritable character of feed conversion efficiency in dairy cows. Research has shown that a lower RFI could improve the profitability of milk production. This study explored variation in RFI by comparing the differences in body size, milk performance, feeding behavior, and serum metabolites in 29 Holstein cows in mid lactation. The cows were selected from a total of 84 animals based on their RFI following feedlot tests...
August 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Robert Krysiak, Małgorzata Gilowska, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
BACKGROUND: Chronic metformin treatment was found to reduce elevated thyrotropin levels. Amiodarone treatment is associated with a range of effects in thyroid function from mild derangements to overt thyroid dysfunction. No previous study has investigated the effect of metformin on hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity in patients with amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism. METHODS: The study included three age-, sex- and weight-matched groups of amiodarone-treated patients with type 2 diabetes: patients with treated overt hypothyroidism (group I, n=15), patients with untreated subclinical hypothyroidism (group II, n=15), and subjects without thyroid disorders (group III, n=18)...
April 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
R Krysiak, W Szkrobka, B Okopien
BACKGROUND: One of the most frequent adverse effects of interferon-α therapy is thyroiditis. Metformin was found to improve insulin sensitivity in hepatitis C patients, as well as to reduce elevated thyrotropin levels in patients with hypothyroidism. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of metformin on hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity in patients with interferon-induced thyroiditis. METHODS: The study included 2 matched groups of women with type 2 diabetes and untreated subclinical hypothyroidism: patients with interferon-induced thyroiditis (n=8) and patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (n=12)...
February 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Božidar Perić, Ivan Kruljac, Sara Šundalić, Hrvoje Ivan Pećina, Andrijana Jović, Mario Štefanović, Dražan Butorac, Milan Vrkljan
PURPOSE: Increasing evidence exists that hyperprolactinemia alters metabolic profile. The mechanism of this effect is unknown. We aimed to investigate the differences between the metabolic profile of patients with prolactinomas and nonfunctional pituitary adenomas and to evaluate the impact of other pituitary hormones on their metabolic profile. METHODS: Our retrospective study included 86 consecutive patients with prolactinomas and nonfunctional adenomas (29 prolactinomas and 57 adenomas)...
August 2016: Endocrine Research
Miika Mehine, Eevi Kaasinen, Hanna-Riikka Heinonen, Netta Mäkinen, Kati Kämpjärvi, Nanna Sarvilinna, Mervi Aavikko, Anna Vähärautio, Annukka Pasanen, Ralf Bützow, Oskari Heikinheimo, Jari Sjöberg, Esa Pitkänen, Pia Vahteristo, Lauri A Aaltonen
Uterine leiomyomas are common benign smooth muscle tumors that impose a major burden on women's health. Recent sequencing studies have revealed recurrent and mutually exclusive mutations in leiomyomas, suggesting the involvement of molecularly distinct pathways. In this study, we explored transcriptional differences among leiomyomas harboring different genetic drivers, including high mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) rearrangements, mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12) mutations, biallelic inactivation of fumarate hydratase (FH), and collagen, type IV, alpha 5 and collagen, type IV, alpha 6 (COL4A5-COL4A6) deletions...
February 2, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Heba Elsedfy, Ashraf T Soliman, Ihab Zaki Elhakim, Alessia Pepe, Christos Kattamis, Nada A Soliman, Rania Elalaily, Mohamed El Kholy, Mohamed Yassin
INTRODUCTION: In males, acquired hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (AHH) includes all disorders that damage or alter the function of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and/or pituitary gonadotroph cells. The clinical characteristics of AHH are androgen deficiency and lack, delay or halt of pubertal sexual maturation. AHH lead to decreased libido, impaired erectile function, and strength, a worsened sense of well-being and degraded quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 11 adult men with thalassemia major (TM) aged between 26 to 54 years (mean ± SD: 34...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
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