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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098665/source-of-ectopic-acth-secretion-easily-identified-by-68ga-dotanoc-pet-ct
#1
Sofiullah Abubakar, Yaw Ampem Amoako, Tessa Kotze, Naima Tag
Malignant tumors account for most sources of ectopic ACTH Cushing syndrome (EA-CS). Early localization of the source and complete removal can be curative and also prevent metastasis. Diagnostic CT is known to perform better than PET/CT (low dose) in characterizing lung pathologies. However, bronchial carcinoids, a common source of EA-CS, may be difficult to detect on chest CT scan especially when it is small and located close to the hilar region. We present a case of EA-CS due to bronchial carcinoid, which was easily seen on Ga DOTANOC PET/CT after a diagnostic chest CT was reported as normal...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096435/regulation-of-aldosterone-secretion-by-mineralocorticoid-receptor-mediated-signaling
#2
Cherish Chong, Anis Hamid, Tham Yao, Amanda Garza, Luminita Pojoga, Gail K Adler, Jose R Romero, Gordon H Williams
We posit the existence of a paracrine/autocrine negative feedback loop, mediated by the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), regulating aldosterone secretion. To assess this hypothesis we asked whether altering MR activity in zona glomerulosa (ZG) cells affects aldosterone production. To this end, we studied ex vivo ZG cells isolated from male Wistar rats fed chow containing either high (1.6% Na+ [HS]) or low (0.03% Na+ [LS]) amount of sodium. Western blot analyses demonstrated that MR was present in both the ZG and zona fasciculata/zona reticularis (ZF/ZR/ZR)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094875/neuroendocrinology-of-mast-cells-challenges-and-controversies
#3
REVIEW
Theoharis C Theoharides
Mast cells (MC) are hemopoietically-derived tissue immune cells that are ubiquitous in the body, including neuroendocrine organs such as the hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, ovaries, pancreas and uterus where their action is not well understood. Mast cells have historically been associated with allergies because of their rich content of histamine and tryptase, but more recently with regulation of immunity and inflammation due their synthesis and release of numerous cytokines and chemokines. Mast cells are located perivascularly and express numerous receptors for diverse ligands such as allergens, pathogens, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and hormones including acetylcholine, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), corticosteroids, corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), β-endorphin, epinephrine, 17β-estradiol, gonadotrophins, hemokinin-A (HKA), leptin, melatonin, neurotensin (NT), parathyroid hormone (PTH), substance P (SP) and vasoactive instestinal peptide (VIP)...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091906/effect-of-mifepristone-on-corticosteroid-production-in-vitro-by-adrenal-glands-of-rats-with-streptozotocin-diabetes
#4
N V Kuznetsova, N A Palchikova, V G Selyatitskaya, O I Kuzminova
Changes in pregnenolone and corticosterone production by the adrenal glands of normoglycemic rats receiving the course of intraperitoneal mifepristone or NaCl administration were co-directed, but differed in magnitude. In rats with hyperglycemia, corticosteroid production increased after NaCl administration over 5 days and returned to the initial values after 15-day administration. On the contrary, pregnenolone and corticosterone production was suppressed after 5-day course of mifepristone, but significantly increased after mifepristone administration for 15 days...
January 14, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090002/easy-detection-of-hormone-secretion-from-l%C3%AE-t2-cells-by-using-gaussia-luciferase
#5
Kazuhiro Satou, Yuta Mochimaru, Takashi Nakakura, Tomoyuki Kusada, Jun Negishi, Shiori Musha, Nanaka Yoshimura, Yukio Kato, Hideaki Tomura
Reproduction is regulated by gonadotropins secreted from gonadotrophs. The production and secretion of gonadotropins are mainly regulated by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Agonists or antagonists that influence GnRH action on gonadotrophs are important to regulate reproduction; however, these factors have not been fully characterized due to the lack of simple and easy-to-use techniques to detect gonadotropin secretion from gonadotropin-producing cells. In the present study, we found that Gaussia luciferase (Gluc), which was expressed in LβT2 cells, can be secreted like a luteinizing-hormone (LH) upon stimulation with GnRH...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073054/adrenal-failure-due-to-bilateral-adrenal-metastasis-of-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
#6
Yuki Imaoka, Fumito Kuranishi, Yoshiteru Ogawa, Hiroshi Okuda, Masahiro Nakahara
INTRODUCTION: It is rare for a patient to present with adrenal insufficiency secondary to bilateral adrenal metastases from a malignant colorectal tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: An 82-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with high fever and malaise. He was receiving oral chemotherapy for the treatment of rectal cancer with multiple metastases. Computed tomography showed new bilateral adrenal gland metastases. A rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test showed adrenal insufficiency...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070618/blunted-5-ht1a-receptor-mediated-responses-and-antidepressant-like-behavior-in-mice-lacking-the-gabab1a-but-not-gabab1b-subunit-isoforms
#7
Laura H Jacobson, Daniel Hoyer, Dominique Fehlmann, Bernhard Bettler, Klemens Kaupmann, John F Cryan
RATIONALE: There is accumulating evidence for a role of GABAB receptors in depression. GABAB receptors are heterodimers of GABAB1 and GABAB2 receptor subunits. The predominant GABAB1 subunit isoforms are GABAB1a and GABAB1b. GABAB1 isoforms in mice differentially influence cognition, conditioned fear, and susceptibility to stress, yet their influence in tests of antidepressant-like activity has not been fully investigated. OBJECTIVES: Given the interactions between GABAB receptors and the serotonergic system and the involvement of 5-HT1A receptors (5-HT1AR) in antidepressant action, we sought to evaluate 5-HT1AR function in GABAB1a(-/-) and GABAB1b(-/-) mice...
January 9, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070057/hyponatremia-can-be-a-powerful-predictor-of-the-development-of-isolated-acth-deficiency-associated-with-nivolumab-treatment-letter-to-the-editor
#8
Kyu Yong Cho, Hideaki Miyoshi, Akinobu Nakamura, Takashi Kurita, Tatsuya Atsumi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069904/detection-and-activity-of-11-beta-hydroxylase-cyp11b1-in-the-bovine-ovary
#9
Ayelen N Amweg, Fernanda Mariel Rodriguez, Emilia Huber, Belkis E Marelli, Natalia Gareis, Eduardo M Belotti, Florencia Rey, Natalia Raquel Salvetti, Hugo H Ortega
Glucocorticoids (GCs) such as cortisol and corticosterone are important steroid hormones with different functions in intermediate metabolism, development, cell differentiation, immune response and reproduction. In response to physiological and immunological stress, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) acts on the adrenal gland by stimulating synthesis and secretion of GCs. However, there is increasing evidence that GCs may also be synthesized by extra-adrenal tissues. Here, we examined the gene and protein expression of the enzyme 11β-hydroxylase P450c11 (CYP11B1), involved in the conversion of 11-deoxycortisol to cortisol, in the different components of the bovine ovary, and determined the functionality of CYP11B1 in vitro...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068878/long-term-control-of-hypercortisolism-by-vandetanib-in-a-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-a-somatic-ret-mutation
#10
Anne-Cécile Paepegaey, Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Estelle Louiset, Pierre Olivier Sarfati, Marco Alifano, Nelly Burnichon, Marie Bienvenu-Perrard, Najiba Lahlou, Léopoldine Bricaire, Lionel Groussin
CONTEXT: Medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTCs) complicated by ectopic Cushing's syndrome have a poor prognosis, partially due to the difficulties to control hypercortisolism by adrenal blocking drugs. Recent reports (including the initial follow-up of this patient) have suggested that tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be a therapeutic option due to an antisecretory action on ACTH. However, there is a lack of long-term follow-up studies. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 58 year-old man with a MTC-related Cushing's syndrome resistant to a combination of several anticortisolic drugs...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067075/perioperative-humoral-stress-response-to-laparoscopic-versus-open-aortobifemoral-bypass-surgery
#11
Anne H Krog, Per M Thorsby, Mehdi Sahba, Erik M Pettersen, Irene Sandven, Jørgen J Jørgensen, Jon O Sundhagen, Syed S H Kazmi
Minimally invasive surgery seems to reduce hormonal stress response to surgery, but has not previously been examined in major abdominal vascular surgery. Aortic cross-clamping time and operation time is known to be longer in the totally laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass (LABF) as compared to open aortobifemoral bypass (OABF). The main objective of our study was to measure the hormonal stress response during surgery and aortic cross-clamping in patients undergoing a totally laparoscopic versus an open aortobifemoral bypass...
January 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064467/clinical-relationship-between-cholestatic-disease-and-pituitary-dependent-hyperadrenocorticism-in-dogs-a-retrospective-case-series
#12
K-H Kim, S-M Han, K-O Jeon, H-T Kim, Q Li, M-O Ryu, W-J Song, S-C Park, H-Y Youn
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of cholestatic disease, including gallbladder mucocele (GBM), has been reported in dogs with naturally occurring pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH). HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Differences exist in the clinical features of dogs with PDH and concurrent cholestatic disease, and also is the management of these dogs with trilostane. ANIMALS: Sixty-five client-owned dogs with naturally occurring PDH. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064086/forced-swimming-induced-oxytocin-release-into-blood-and-brain-effects-of-adrenalectomy-and-corticosterone-treatment
#13
Luz Torner, Paul M Plotsky, Inga D Neumann, Trynke R de Jong
The oxytocin (OXT) system is functionally linked to the HPA axis in a reciprocal and complex manner. Certain stressors are known to cause the simultaneous release of OXT and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) followed by corticosterone (CORT). Furthermore, brain OXT attenuates ACTH and CORT responses. Although there are some indications of CORT influencing OXT neurotransmission, specific effects of CORT on neurohypophyseal or intra-hypothalamic release of OXT have not been studied in detail. In the present set of experiments, adult male rats were adrenalectomized (ADX) or sham-operated and fitted with a jugular vein catheter and/or microdialysis probe targeting the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN)...
December 16, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063881/early-stage-alterations-of-catecholamine-and-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-levels-in-posttraumatic-acute-diffuse-brain-swelling
#14
Weiqiang Chen, Jiangtao Sheng, Guoyi Peng, Jinhua Yang, Shousen Wang, Kangsheng Li
Posttraumatic acute diffuse brain swelling (PADBS) is characterized by serious brain bulk enlargement rapidly following trauma and is a major cause of elevated intracranial pressure and thus mortality. The pathogenesis of PADBS is not clearly understood, and the early stage alterations of catecholamine (CA) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels in PADBS also remain largely unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate CA and ACTH levels in the patients with PADBS in the early stage and discuss the possible roles CA and ACTH in the pathogenesis of PADBS...
January 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063163/immediate-versus-modified-release-hydrocortisone-in-mitotane-treated-patients-with-adrenocortical-cancer
#15
Marianne Weigel, Stefanie Hahner, Mark Sherlock, Amar Agha, Lucy Ann Behan, Paul M Stewart, Wiebke Arlt, Daniela Beier, Kathrin Frey, Kathrin Zopf, Marcus Quinkler
OBJECTIVE: Mitotane induces hepatic CYP3A4 activity, resulting in accelerated cortisol inactivation, and also increases cortisol binding globulin (CBG). Therefore, higher hydrocortisone doses are required in patients with adrenocortical cancer (ACC) on mitotane treatment. Modified release hydrocortisone has not been used in mitotane-treated ACC patients yet. AIM: Case series to compare serum cortisol, calculated free serum cortisol and ACTH levels in ACC patients on mitotane treatment with immediate and modified release hydrocortisone...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057551/metabolite-inactive-etomidate-analogues-alleviating-suppression-on-adrenal-function-in-beagle-dogs
#16
Jun Yang, Yi Kang, Bin Wang, Linghui Yang, Jin Liu, Wensheng Zhang
Owing to rapid generation in body, the metabolites of etomidate softdrug are able to accumulate in either the brain or periphery and subsequently affect the recovery from anaesthesia or cause corticosteroid suppression. This study was designed to investigate the ability of two etomidate analogues (ET-26, ET-42) with inactive metabolites to provide anaesthesia with lesser corticosteroid suppression. The 50% effective dose (ED50) of ET-26, ET-42, Etomidate, MOC-ET (an etomidate softdrug) and CPMM (an improved etomidate softdrug) required to induce anaesthesia intravenously in Beagle dogs were 1...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029519/adrenocorticotropic-hormone-levels-before-treatment-predict-recurrence-of-cushing-s-disease
#17
Chun-Heng Kuo, Shyang-Rong Shih, Hung-Yuan Li, Szu-Chi Chen, Po-Ju Hung, Fen-Yu Tseng, Tien-Chun Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cushing's disease (CD) is the most common cause of endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) is the first choice of treatment. Predicting prognosis after treatment can benefit further strategies of management, but currently there is no convenient predictor. This study aims to investigate characteristic changes after treatment and to identify potential prognostic predictors. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the records of CD patients presenting to the National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan between 1992 and 2011...
October 28, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029028/the-recovery-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-is-rapid-in-subclinical-cushing-syndrome
#18
Hee Kyung Kim, Jee Hee Yoon, Yun Ah Jeong, Ho Cheol Kang
BACKGROUND: In subclinical Cushing syndrome (SC), it is assumed that glucocorticoid production is insufficient to cause a clinically recognizable syndrome. Differences in hormonal levels or recovery time of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis after adrenalectomy between patients with overt Cushing syndrome (OC) and SC remain unknown. METHODS: Thirty-six patients (10 with OC and 26 with SC) with adrenal Cushing syndrome who underwent adrenalectomy from 2004 to 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024808/total-and-free-cortisol-responses-and-their-relation-to-outcomes-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-infants
#19
Eric L Wald, Carl L Backer, Joseph A Dearani, Zhuo Li, William C Oliver, Sheri S Crow
BACKGROUND: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction may be partially responsible for the hemodynamic instability experienced by infants after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We report the full spectrum of the HPA response surrounding CPB for infant congenital cardiac surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 84 infants who received 1 mg/kg of dexamethasone before initiation of CPB. Total cortisol (TC), free cortisol (FC), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) were measured at 3 time points: immediately before CPB (TP1), on intensive care unit arrival (TP2), and at 24 hours after surgery (TP3)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024112/left-sided-living-kidney-donation-leads-to-transiently-reduced-adrenocortical-responsiveness
#20
F Burn, C Schirpenbach, M Bidlingmaier, M Reincke, D Vetter, D Weishaupt, J G Brockmann, M K Müller, M Weber, F Dahm, A Nocito
Living kidney donation is safe and established, but can lead to long-term complications such as chronic fatigue. Since the adrenal vein is usually transected during left-sided donor nephrectomy - which is not necessary on the right- we hypothesized that venous congestion might lead to an impairment of adrenal function, offering a possible explanation. In this prospective open label, mono-centric cohort study adrenal function was compared in left- and right-sided living kidney donors. The primary endpoint was plasma cortisol response to low-dose ACTH stimulation...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
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