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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739711/adrenal-insufficiency-related-to-anti-programmed-death-1-therapy
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Ryo Ariyasu, Atsushi Horiike, Takahiro Yoshizawa, Yosuke Dotsu, Junji Koyama, Masafumi Saiki, Tomoaki Sonoda, Shingo Nishikawa, Satoru Kitazono, Noriko Yanagitani, Makoto Nishio
BACKGROUND/AIM: Adrenal insufficiency is one of the adverse events (AEs) associated with anti-programmed death-1 (PD1) therapy. Delaying diagnoses can lead to serious conditions. It is necessary to elucidate detailed clinical features of these AEs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients treated with anti-PD-1 monotherapy or in combination with anti-cytotoxic T cell lymphocyte-4 therapy at our hospital from January 2013 to December 2016 were identified. The patients' clinical characteristics and laboratory and radiologic findings were collected...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737999/effect-of-laparotomy-on-the-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-dogs
#2
Emily J Skovira, Ellen N Behrend, Linda G Martin, Lee E Palmer, Robert J Kemppainen, Hollie P Lee
OBJECTIVE To assess effects of major abdominal surgery on serum cortisol and aldosterone and plasma canine ACTH (cACTH) concentrations. ANIMALS 39 healthy dogs undergoing laparotomy during veterinary student surgical laboratories. PROCEDURES Blood samples were obtained before and at completion of surgery. Serum cortisol and aldosterone and plasma cACTH concentrations were measured by use of validated radioimmunoassays. Changes in concentrations (postoperative concentration minus preoperative concentration) were calculated...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737765/adrenocorticotropic-hormone-and-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-enhance-human-osteogenesis-in-vitro-by-synergistically-accelerating-the-expression-of-bone-specific-genes
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Irina L Tourkova, Li Liu, Nareerat Sutjarit, Quitterie C Larrouture, Jianhua Luo, Lisa J Robinson, Harry C Blair
To improve definition of the physical and hormonal support of bone formation, we studied differentiation of human osteoblasts in vitro at varying combinations of ACTH, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D), and extracellular calcium, with and without added cortisol. Bone mineralization, alkaline phosphatase activity, and osteoblast-specific markers RunX2, osterix, and collagen I increased with 10 pM ACTH, 10 nM 1,25(OH)2D, or at 2 mM calcium with important synergistic activity of combinations of any of these stimuli...
July 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736286/lack-of-immunotoxic-effects-of-repeated-exposure-to-atrazine-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-adrenal-gland-activation
#4
Chad D Foradori, Arthur D Zimmerman, Pragati S Coder, Vanessa L Peachee, Robert J Handa, Ian Kimber, Stephen B Pruett, Charles B Breckenridge
T cell-dependent IgM antibody production and natural killer cell (NKC) activity were assessed in SD rats orally administered atrazine for 28 days to males (0, 6.5, 25, or 100 mg/kg/day) or females (0, 3, 6, or 50 mg/kg/day), or 30 or 500 ppm in diet (3 or 51 mg/kg/day). Anti-asialo GM1 antibodies (NKC) and cyclophosphamide (antibody-forming cell [AFC]) assays served as positive controls. Pituitary (ACTH, prolactin), adrenal (corticosterone, progesterone, aldosterone), and gonadal (androgens, estrogens) hormones were assessed after 1, 7, and/or 28 days of treatment...
July 20, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730425/at-101-acts-as-anti-proliferative-and-hormone-suppressive-agent-in-mouse-pituitary-corticotroph-tumor-cells
#5
B S Yurekli, B Karaca, A Kisim, E Bozkurt, H Atmaca, S Cetinkalp, G Ozgen, C Yilmaz, S Uzunoglu, R Uslu, F Saygili
PURPOSE: Gossypol, a naturally occurring compound in cottonseeds, has anticancer effects against several tumor cell lines. It has been extensively studied in clinical trials and is well tolerated with a favorable safety profile. AT-101, a derivative of R (-)-gossypol, binds to Bcl-2 family proteins and induces apoptosis in vitro. Although transsphenoidal surgical excision of the pituitary corticotroph adenoma is the gold standard of care, it is not successful all the time. Medical therapy for Cushing's disease still remains a challenge for the clinicians...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730418/total-and-free-cortisol-levels-during-1-%C3%AE-g-25-%C3%AE-g-and-250-%C3%AE-g-cosyntropin-stimulation-tests-compared-to-insulin-tolerance-test-results-of-a-randomized-prospective-pilot-study
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Seenia Peechakara, James Bena, Nigel J Clarke, Michael J McPhaul, Richard E Reitz, Robert J Weil, Pablo Recinos, Laurence Kennedy, Amir H Hamrahian
PURPOSE: The appropriate cosyntropin dose during cosyntropin stimulation tests remains uncertain. We conducted a prospective, randomized pilot study to compare 1 μg IV low dose cosyntropin test, 25 μg IM medium dose cosyntropin test, and 250 μg IM standard dose cosyntropin test to evaluate secondary adrenal insufficiency. Insulin tolerance test was used as the gold standard. METHOD: The study included patients with hypothalamic/pituitary disease (n  = 10) with at least one pituitary axis deficiency other than ACTH deficiency and controls (n  = 12)...
July 20, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728007/direct-immune-detection-of-cortisol-by-chemiresistor-graphene-oxide-sensor
#7
Yo-Han Kim, Kyungmin Lee, Hunsang Jung, Hee Kyung Kang, Jihoon Jo, In-Kyu Park, Hyun Ho Lee
In this study, a biosensor to detect a stress biomarker of cortisol using cortisol monoclonal antibody (c-Mab) covalently immobilized on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) channel as electrical sensing element was demonstrated. Highly specific immune-recognition between the c-Mab and the cortisol was identified and characterized on a basis of resistance change at the rGO channel based chemiresistor sensor achieving the limit of detection of 10pg/mL (27.6 pM). In addition, cortisol concentrations of real human salivary sample and buffer solution of rat adrenal gland acute slices, which could secret the cortisol induced by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), were directly measured by the chemiresistor corresponding to the specific sensing of the cortisol...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727517/comparative-toxicity-and-effectiveness-of-trastuzumab-based-chemotherapy-regimens-in-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
#8
Katherine E Reeder-Hayes, Anne Marie Meyer, Sharon Peacock Hinton, Ke Meng, Lisa A Carey, Stacie B Dusetzina
Purpose The combination of chemotherapy and trastuzumab is the standard of care for adjuvant treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer. Two regimens have been widely adopted in the United States: doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, paclitaxel, and trastuzumab (ACTH) and docetaxel, carboplatin, and trastuzumab (TCH). No head-to-head comparison of these regimens has been conducted in a clinical trial, and existing trial data have limited generalizability to older patients. Methods We used SEER-Medicare data from 2005 to 2013 to compare outcomes of ACTH versus TCH among patients age older than 65 years...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721598/a-retrospective-review-of-34-cases-of-pediatric-pituitary-adenoma
#9
Nannan Zhang, Peizhi Zhou, Yu Meng, Feng Ye, Shu Jiang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to study invasiveness, tumor features and clinical symptoms of pediatric pituitary adenoma, and to discuss some inconclusive results in prior studies. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 34 cases of children (<20 year-old) who were pathologically diagnosed with pituitary adenoma and surgically treated from 2010 to 2017. Data of general information, clinical symptoms, invasive behaviors, surgery approaches, and tumor features were collected and analyzed...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721596/central-adrenal-insufficiency-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-missed-diagnosis-in-the-critically-injured
#10
Eileen Fan, Peter W Skippen, Michael A Sargent, David D Cochrane, Jean-Pierre Chanoine
BACKGROUND: High-dose steroid administration is no longer recommended in the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) as it failed to prove beneficial in improving patients' outcome. However, a masked benefit of steroid administration in TBI management was that it provided corticosteroid replacement therapy in patients with TBI-related central adrenal insufficiency. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a severe TBI from a motor vehicle accident that resulted in complete deficiency of anterior pituitary function...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720595/transcription-controls-growth-cell-kinetics-and-cholesterol-supply-to-sustain-acth-responses
#11
Robert I Menzies, Xin Zhao, Linda J Mullins, John J Mullins, Carolynn Cairns, Nicola Wrobel, Donald R Dunbar, Matthew A Bailey, Chris J Kenyon
Chronic ACTH exposure (eg Cushings) is associated with adrenal hypertrophy and steroidogenesis. The underlying molecular processes in mice have been analysed by microarray, histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Synacthen infused for 2weeks markedly increased adrenal mass and plasma corticosterone levels. Microarray analysis found greater than 2-fold changes in expression of 928 genes (P<0.001; 397 up, 531 down). These clustered in pathways involved in signalling, sterol/lipid metabolism, cell proliferation/hypertrophy and apoptosis...
July 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720298/steroids-steroid-precursors-and-neuroactive-steroids-in-critically-ill-equine-neonates
#12
K A Dembek, K J Timko, L M Johnson, K A Hart, B S Barr, B David, T A Burns, R E Toribio
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) dysfunction has been associated with sepsis and mortality in foals. Most studies have focused on cortisol, while other steroids have not been investigated. The objectives of this study were to characterise the adrenal steroid and steroid precursor response to disease and to determine their association with the HPAA response to illness, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals. All foals (n=326) were classified by two scoring systems into three categories: based on the sepsis score (septic, sick non-septic [SNS] and healthy) and the foal survival score (Group 1: 3-18%; Group 2: 38-62%; Group 3: 82-97% likelihood of survival)...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718999/resilience-is-decreased-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-associated-with-symptoms-and-cortisol-response
#13
S H Park, B D Naliboff, W Shih, A P Presson, E J Videlock, T Ju, L Kilpatrick, A Gupta, E A Mayer, L Chang
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a stress-sensitive disorder associated with early adverse life events (EALs) and a dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Resilience is the ability to recover and adapt positively to stress but has not been well studied in IBS. The aims of this study are to compare resilience in IBS and healthy controls (HCs) and to assess its relationships with IBS symptom severity, quality of life (QOL), EALs, and HPA axis response. METHODS: Two hundred fifty-six subjects (154 IBS, 102 HCs) completed questionnaires for resilience (Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale [CD-RISC] and Brief Resilience Scale [BRS]), IBS symptoms, IBS-QOL, and EALs...
July 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716938/dynamic-responses-of-the-adrenal-steroidogenic-regulatory-network
#14
Francesca Spiga, Eder Zavala, Jamie J Walker, Zidong Zhao, John R Terry, Stafford L Lightman
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a dynamic system regulating glucocorticoid hormone synthesis in the adrenal glands. Many key factors within the adrenal steroidogenic pathway have been identified and studied, but little is known about how these factors function collectively as a dynamic network of interacting components. To investigate this, we developed a mathematical model of the adrenal steroidogenic regulatory network that accounts for key regulatory processes occurring at different timescales...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714397/prognostic-value-of-copeptin-in-chronic-kidney-disease-from-general-population-to-end-stage-renal-disease
#15
Edyta Golembiewska, Anna Machowska, Peter Stenvinkel, Bengt Lindholm
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is released in response to osmotic and non-osmotic stimuli and plays a key role in many physiologic and pathologic processes. The main function of AVP is the control of fluid homeostasis by inducing water conservation by the kidney, but it also stimulates arteriolar vasoconstriction and the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). These actions are mediated by different AVP receptors located on various target cells. Produced in hypothalamus from a larger precursor, pre-proAVP, AVP is produced in equimolar amounts to copeptin, a glycopeptide with yet unknown biologic function...
July 14, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710520/psychostimulants-and-forced-swim-stress-interaction-how-activation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-and-stress-induced-hyperglycemia-are-affected
#16
Humberto Gagliano, Juan Antonio Ortega-Sanchez, Roser Nadal, Antonio Armario
RATIONALE: We recently reported that simultaneous exposure to amphetamine and various stressors resulted in reduced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and glycemic responses to the stressors. Since this is a new and relevant phenomenon, we wanted to further explore this interaction. OBJECTIVES: This study aims (i) to characterize the effect of various doses of amphetamine on the physiological response to a predominantly emotional stressor (forced swim) when the drug was given immediately before stress; (ii) to study if an interaction appears when the drug was given 30 min or 7 days before swim; and (iii) to know whether cocaine causes similar effects when given just before stress...
July 14, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710116/expression-and-mutational-status-of-usp8-in-tumors-causing-ectopic-acth-secretion-syndrome
#17
Luis Gustavo Pérez-Rivas, Andrea Oßwald, Thomas Knösel, Kristin Lucia, Christian Schaaf, Michael Hristov, Julia Fazel, Thomas Kirchner, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke, Marily Theodoropoulou
The ectopic ACTH secretion syndrome (EAS) is the clinical consequence of the paraneoplastic secretion of ACTH by non-pituitary tumors. The mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of these tumors are still unknown. Recently, we and others detected hotspot heterozygous driver mutations in the gene coding for the ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8) in almost half of ACTH-secreting pituitary corticotroph tumors causing Cushing's disease. Mutant USP8 was also found to stimulate proopiomelanocortin (POMC) transcription and ACTH synthesis...
July 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705797/cyclical-cushing-s-how-best-to-catch-the-ups-and-downs
#18
Malik Asif Humayun, Tanya Hart, Tristan Richardson
A 68-year-old man with a background of hypertension and type 2 diabetes presented with fluctuating symptoms of muscle aches and pains and tiredness. His initial work-up for the possibility of hypercortisolaemia showed a completely variable pattern, with 24-hour cortisol excretion and serum cortisol post 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test ranging from normal to significantly elevated. A series of salivary cortisol with symptom diary confirmed the cyclical nature of hypercortisolaemia, and his concomitant adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels were elevated...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702721/peptides-semax-and-selank-affect-the-behavior-of-rats-with-6-ohda-induced-pd-like-parkinsonism
#19
P A Slominsky, M I Shadrina, T A Kolomin, A V Stavrovskaya, E V Filatova, L A Andreeva, S N Illarioshkin, N F Myasoedov
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common severe neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons (DA neurons) in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) region of the brain. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the synthetic regulatory peptides Semax (analog of an ACTH 4-10 fragment (ACTH4-10)) and Selank (analog of immunomodulatory taftsin) on behavior of rats with 6-hydroxidopamine (6-OHDA) induced PD-like parkinsonism. It was showed that both peptides did not affect motor activity of rats in elevated cross shaped maze and passive defensive behavior of the animals...
May 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701629/atypical-pituitary-adenoma-with-men1-somatic-mutation-associated-with-abnormalities-of-dna-mismatch-repair-genes-mlh1-germline-mutation-and-msh6-somatic-mutation
#20
Shinsuke Uraki, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Asako Doi, Hiroto Furuta, Masahiro Nishi, Kokichi Sugano, Naoko Inoshita, Naoyuki Nakao, Shozo Yamada, Takashi Akamizu
The mechanism of pituitary tumorigenesis remains largely unknown. Lynch syndrome is an autosomal, dominantly inherited syndrome caused by a defective mismatch repair (MMR) mechanism involved in the development of various tumors at an early age. In this case study, we showed the occurrence of pituitary tumors associated with Lynch syndrome for the first time and performed genetic and immunohistochemical analysis to evaluate the genetic aberrations that might be related to the tumorigenesis and proliferation...
July 13, 2017: Endocrine Journal
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