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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531318/agrp-expressing-adrenal-chromaffin-cells-are-involved-in-the-sympathetic-response-to-fasting
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Rajesh Gupta, Yunbing Ma, Manqi Wang, Matthew D Whim
Fasting evokes a homeostatic response that maintains circulating levels of energy-rich metabolites and increases the drive to eat. Centrally this reflex activates a small population of hypothalamic neurons that are characterized by the expression of AgRP, a neuropeptide with an extremely restricted distribution. Apart from the hypothalamus the only other site with significant expression is the adrenal gland but there is disagreement about which cells synthesize AgRP. Using immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and RT-PCR we show AgRP is present in the mouse adrenal medulla and is expressed by neuroendocrine chromaffin cells that also synthesize the catecholamines and neuropeptide Y...
May 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530163/gastrointestinal-histoplasmosis-a-case-series
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Rashi Sharma, Lipika Lipi, Smeeta Gajendra, Ishani Mohapatra, Ruchika K Goel, Rajan Duggal, Smruti Ranjan Mishra, Dheeraj Gautam
Histoplasmosis is an invasive mycosis caused by inhalation of the spores of dimorphic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum. The disease manifests in the lung as acute or chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis and in severe cases gets disseminated in multiple organs like skin, adrenal gland, central nervous system, lymph node, liver, spleen, bone marrow, and gastrointestinal tract. It occurs most commonly in immunodeficient patients like HIV-positive patients and transplant recipients, while immunocompetent hosts are affected rarely...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529549/abiraterone-acetate-and-prednisone-in-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-prostate-cancer-patients-rationale-evidence-and-clinical-utility
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REVIEW
E David Crawford, Neal D Shore, Daniel P Petrylak, Celestia S Higano, Charles J Ryan
Abiraterone acetate 1000 mg/day, combined with prednisone 5 mg PO twice daily, is indicated for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Abiraterone acetate is the oral prodrug of abiraterone, a specific CYP17 inhibitor that blocks androgen biosynthesis within the adrenal glands, testes and tumor microenvironment. In a phase III trial of men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic, chemotherapy-naïve mCRPC, treatment with oral abiraterone acetate plus prednisone led to a statistically significant improvement in the co-primary endpoints of overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival when compared with placebo plus prednisone...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522964/the-differential-organization-of-f-actin-alters-the-distribution-of-organelles-in-cultured-when-compared-to-native-chromaffin-cells
#4
Yolanda Gimenez-Molina, José Villanueva, Carmen Nanclares, Inmaculada Lopez-Font, Salvador Viniegra, Maria Del Mar Francés, Luis Gandia, Amparo Gil, Luis M Gutiérrez
Cultured bovine chromaffin cells have been used extensively as a neuroendocrine model to study regulated secretion. In order to extend such experimental findings to the physiological situation, it is necessary to study mayor cellular structures affecting secretion in cultured cells with their counterparts present in the adrenomedullary tissue. F-actin concentrates in a peripheral ring in cultured cells, as witnessed by phalloidin-rodhamine labeling, while extends throughout the cytoplasm in native cells. This result is also confirmed when studying the localization of α-fodrin, a F-actin-associated protein...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522814/daily-corticosterone-rhythm-modulates-pineal-function-through-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-related-gene-transcriptional-program
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Sanseray da Silveira Cruz-Machado, Eduardo K Tamura, Claudia E Carvalho-Sousa, Vanderlei Amadeu Rocha, Luciana Pinato, Pedro A C Fernandes, Regina P Markus
Melatonin and glucocorticoids are key hormones in determining daily rhythmicity and modulating defense responses. In nocturnal animals, corticosterone peaks at light/dark transition,while melatonin peaks at the middle of the night in both nocturnal and diurnal animals. The crosstalk between adrenal and pineal glands under inflammatory conditions indicates that corticosterone potentiates nocturnal melatonin synthesis by reducing the activity of NFκB. This transcription factor, which modulates the expression of a key enzyme in melatonin synthesis, is sharply reduced at the entrance of darkness in the rat pineal gland...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521609/adrenal-obliteration-by-balloon-occluded-retrograde-venous-ethanol-injection-in-a-swine-model
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Akitoshi Inoue, Shinichi Ohta, Norihisa Nitta, Shizuka Tsuboi, Akinaga Sonoda, Yuki Tomozawa, Shobu Watanabe, Kenichi Mukaisho, Kiyoshi Murata
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of adrenal obliteration by balloon-occluded retrograde venous ethanol injection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We inserted a micro-balloon catheter into the left adrenal vein of six pigs and retrogradely injected absolute ethanol (0.06 ml/kg) under balloon occlusion. Two pigs were sacrificed on day 3, 7, and 14 after the procedure, respectively. We evaluated adrenal cortical and medullary hormones of the left renal vein, venograms, magnetic resonance imaging scans obtained before and after the procedure, autopsy and microscopic findings, and the weight of the bilateral adrenal glands...
May 19, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521424/reninoma-coexisting-with-adrenal-adenoma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#7
Mei Xue, Yan Chen, Jin Zhang, Youyan Guan, Lin Yang, Bing Wu
Reninoma is a rare form of secondary hypertension. The present study reported a case of reninoma that coexisted with an adrenal adenoma in a young female with secondary hypertension during pregnancy. The patient, a 31-year-old female exhibiting hypertension for >1 year, developed a mass in the right adrenal gland, which was detected by an ultrasound scan in the 33rd gestational week. In addition, a well-defined solid mass on the left kidney was detected by a magnetic resonance imaging scan1 month subsequent to the termination of the pregnancy...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514805/expression-and-histopathological-significance-of-disabled-2-in-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
#8
Ping Li, Min Zhang, Jian-Qiang Ma, Qi Sun, Guang-Xiang Liu, Xiao-Zhi Zhao, Wen-Huan Feng, Shan-Mei Shen, Hong-Qian Guo, Da-Long Zhu
The current pathological diagnosis of aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) is challenging because no histological markers of aldosterone production are available in routine practice. A previous study demonstrated that Disabled-2 (DAB2) is a specific marker of the zona glomerulosa (ZG) in rodents. The aim of the present study was to investigate the significance of immunohistochemical staining to detect DAB2 in the adrenal tissue of patients with APA. We investigated the expression of DAB2 in 36 adrenal glands with APA, 23 adrenal glands with cortisol-producing adenoma (CPA), and 33 adrenal glands with non-functioning adenoma (NFA)...
May 17, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511867/social-housing-and-social-isolation-impact-on-stress-indices-and-energy-balance-in-male-and-female-syrian-hamsters-mesocricetus-auratus
#9
Amy P Ross, Alisa Norvelle, Dennis C Choi, James C Walton, H Elliott Albers, Kim L Huhman
Although Syrian hamsters are thought to be naturally solitary, recent evidence from our laboratory demonstrates that hamsters may actually prefer social contact. Hamsters increase their preference for a location associated with an agonistic encounter regardless of whether they have "won" or "lost". It has also been reported that social housing as well as exposure to intermittent social defeat or to a brief footshock stressor increase food intake and body mass in hamsters. By contrast, it has also been suggested that housing hamsters in social isolation causes anxiety-induced anorexia and reductions in body mass selectively in females...
May 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510798/total-laparoscopic-management-for-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-requiring-multivisceral-resection
#10
Y Nancy You, Hironori Shiozaki, Jeffrey E Lee, Guillaume Passot, Claire Goumard, Masayuki Okuno, Thomas A Aloia, Cathy Eng, George Chang, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of all sites of disease, in combination with effective systemic chemotherapy, offers the only potential chance for cure for patients with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC). Coordinated multistage resection using a minimally invasive approach may provide optimal oncologic outcome while potentially offering the benefit of decreased morbidity. PATIENT: A 66-year-old women presented with transverse colon cancer and synchronous metastasis (CRLM) in segment IV involving the middle hepatic vein and main left portal pedicle, as well as the left adrenal gland...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508972/development-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-the-short-term-clinical-course-of-a-patient-with-microscopic-polyangiitis-without-neurological-symptoms-at-diagnosis-an-autopsy-case
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Yoshia Miyawaki, Takayuki Katsuyama, Ken-Ei Sada, Kohei Taniguchi, Yuki Kakio, Jun Wada
A 77-year-old man with high-grade fever, progressive renal dysfunction, high serum level of C-reactive protein and positive serum myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) was diagnosed with microscopic polyangiitis with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, and remission induction treatment with glucocorticoids and intravenous cyclophosphamide was initiated. Although his general condition improved in a short time, intracerebral hemorrhage occurred 12 days after the initiation of treatment and emergent hematoma evacuation was performed...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507832/disseminated-nocardia-farcinica-pneumonia-with-left-adrenal-gland-abscess
#12
Christopher Jackson, Brennan McCullar, Kiran Joglekar, Ankur Seth, Hiren Pokharna
Adrenal masses pose a diagnostic challenge. The differential diagnosis includes functional adrenal tumors, incidentally found adrenal masses, metastases from an unknown primary cancer, and abscesses. Infrequently, adrenal gland abscesses have been reported in disseminated nocardiosis affecting immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. We report a case of disseminated Nocardia farcinica pneumonia with an adrenal gland abscess in an immunocompetent patient with no identified risk factors for nocardiosis...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505611/novel-insights-in-fetal-cardiomyopathy-due-to-in-utero-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
#13
Tamara Margit Jutta Pahlitzsch, Elisa Theresa Helbig, Nanette Sarioglu, Larry Hinkson, Katharina von Weizsäcker, Wolfgang Henrich
This is a case report of fatal cardiomyopathy in a fetus following maternal intrauterine infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV), despite the mother having no symptoms of an infection. The fetus showed signs of a disseminated infection affecting the heart, brain, lungs, liver, adrenal glands, and skin. HSV cardiomyopathy, characterized by vast necrosis, extensive calcifications, and inflammatory infiltration, was found to be the cause of intrauterine fetal death. To our knowledge, this is a unique report of an asymptomatic maternal nonprimary or recurrent HSV infection that induced a transmission of HSV resulting in extensive and fatal changes in the fetal heart...
May 16, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505550/histological-differences-in-the-adrenal-glands-and-cortisol-levels-of-suckling-dairy-goat-kids-in-enriched-and-non-enriched-environments
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A P Rosas-Trigueros, I E Candanosa-Aranda, A E Ducoing-Watty, J Gutiérrez-Molotla, F Galindo, A M Sisto-Burt
Intensive production systems can negatively affect the welfare of goats. Environmental enrichment techniques can be used to reduce stress. The aim of this study was analyze the effect of environmental enrichment on the histological characteristics of adrenal glands, cortisol levels and weekly weight gain of suckling Alpine French male kids under confinement. A randomised design was used to test the effect of the treatment. The animals (n=20) were randomly assigned to two treatments (enriched and non-enriched) with two replicates each...
May 6, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503265/the-effects-of-caffeine-on-the-long-bones-and-testes-in-immature-and-young-adult-rats
#15
Yoojin Kwak, Hyeonhae Choi, Jaesook Roh
This study was to evaluate the age-dependent effects of caffeine exposure on the long bones and reproductive organs using male rats. A total of 15 immature male rats and 15 young adult male rats were allocated randomly to three groups: a control group and two groups fed caffeine with 120 and 180 mg/kg/day for 4 weeks. Exposure to caffeine at either dose significantly reduced body weight gain; a proportional reduction in muscle and fat mass in immature animals, whereas a selective reduction in fat mass with relatively preserved muscle mass in young adult animals...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503116/melatonin-pharmacology-functions-and-therapeutic-benefits
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REVIEW
Sylvie Tordjman, Sylvie Chokron, Richard Delorme, Annaëlle Charrier, Eric Bellissant, Nemat Jaafari, Claire Fougerou
BACKGROUND: Melatonin synchronizes central but also peripheral oscillators (fetal adrenal gland, pancreas, liver, kidney, heart, lung, fat, gut, etc.), allowing temporal organization of biological functions through circadian rhythms (24-hour cycles) in relation to periodic environmental changes and therefore adaptation of the individual to his/her internal and external environment. Measures of melatonin are considered the best peripheral indices of human circadian timing based on an internal 24-hour clock...
April 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502948/disseminated-cryptococcosis-with-adrenal-insufficiency-and-meningitis-in-an-immunocompetent-individual
#17
Misa Ito, Takashi Hinata, Kaku Tamura, Ayano Koga, Toshimitsu Ito, Hiroko Fujii, Fumihiko Hirata, Hidenari Sakuta
We present a case of cryptococcosis with adrenal insufficiency and meningitis in a healthy host without any risk factors. Antifungal therapy did not reduce the cryptococcal antigen titers of the cerebrospinal fluid and serum or the bilateral adrenal gland enlargement. It was suggested that the adrenal glands were the focus of persistent fungemia. Removal of both adrenal glands brought about a response to antifungal therapy. We conclude that if antifungal therapy is ineffective, bilateral adrenalectomy is an effective measure for treatment of such patients...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500832/combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-in-a-girl-with-48-xxxx-and-rathke-s-cleft-cyst
#18
Surabhi Uppal, Youn Hee Jee, Marissa Lightbourne, Joan C Han, Constantine A Stratakis
BACKGROUND: Tetrasomy X is a rare chromosomal aneuploidy seen in girls, associated with facial dysmorphism, premature ovarian insufficiency and intellectual disability. A Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) is a remnant of Rathke's pouch which may cause multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies by exerting pressure on the pituitary gland in the sella. METHODS/RESULTS: The patient was diagnosed with tetrasomy X by karyotyping during infancy. Brain MRI and multiple endocrine stimulation tests revealed RCC and combined pituitary hormone deficiency (growth hormone deficiency, secondary adrenal insufficiency and central hypothyroidism) likely due to RCC...
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492181/coinfection-by-streptococcus-phocae-and-cetacean-morbillivirus-in-a-short-beaked-common-dolphin-delphinus-delphis
#19
J Díaz-Delgado, E Sierra, A I Vela, M Arbelo, D Zucca, K R Groch, A Fernández
We describe gross, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features of Streptococcus phocae and cetacean morbillivirus coinfection in a short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis. Major gross findings were cutaneous purulent nodules in the tail fluke, vegetative mitral valve endocarditis, and presumed postpartum pyometra. Histologic examination revealed bacterial septicemia characterized by widespread intravascular coccoid bacterial emboli. These were associated with fibrinonecrotizing to pyogranulomatous dermatitis and panniculitis, embolic pneumonia, neutrophilic and lymphoplasmacytic meningochoroiditis, random neutrophilic hepatitis, lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis and epicarditis, necrotizing adrenalitis, suppurative endometritis, and multicentric reactive lymphadenopathy...
May 11, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491445/primary-adrenal-lymphoma-causing-hypoaldosteronism-in-a-cat
#20
Jessica F Romine, Angela R Kozicki, Marc S Elie
CASE SUMMARY: A 10-year-old, 5.1 kg (11.2 lb), male castrated cat was presented with signs of lethargy and decreased appetite at home after being previously healthy. Serum biochemical analysis identified normokalemia (5.1 mmol/l; reference interval [RI] 3.4-5.6 mmol/l) and severe hyponatremia (123 mmol/l; RI 145-158 mmol/l), with an Na/K ratio of 24 (RI 32-41). Baseline serum cortisol was low to normal, but serum aldosterone was markedly decreased with a pre-adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation concentration of 13 pmol/l (RI 194-388 pmol/l) and post-adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation concentration of 21 pmol/l (RI 277-721 pmol/l)...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
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