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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
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Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077337/stress-hormone-epinephrine-adrenaline-and-norepinephrine-noradrenaline-effects-on-the-anaerobic-bacteria
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REVIEW
Lyudmila Boyanova
Microbial endocrinology is a relatively new research area that already encompasses the anaerobes. Stress hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine, can affect the growth of anaerobic bacteria such as Fusobacterium nucleatum, Prevotella spp., Porhyromonas spp., Tanerella forsythia and Propionibacterium acnes and can increase virulence gene expression, iron acquisition and many virulence factors of some anaerobic species such as Clostridium perfringens, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Brachyspira pilosicoli. Epinephrine and norepinephrine effects can lead to a growth increase or decrease, or no effect on the growth of the anaerobes...
January 8, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076805/regulation-of-active-icam-4-on-normal-and-sickle-cell-disease-rbcs-via-akaps-is-revealed-by-afm
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Jing Zhang, Krithika Abiraman, Sasia-Marie Jones, George Lykotrafitis, Biree Andemariam
Human healthy (wild-type (WT)) and homozygous sickle (SS) red blood cells (RBCs) express a large number of surface receptors that mediate cell adhesion between RBCs, and between RBCs and white blood cells, platelets, and the endothelium. In sickle cell disease (SCD), abnormal adhesion of RBCs to endothelial cells is mediated by the intercellular adhesion molecule-4 (ICAM-4), which appears on the RBC membrane and binds to the endothelial αvβ3 integrin. This is a key factor in the initiation of vaso-occlusive episodes, the hallmark of SCD...
January 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074792/remifentanil-prevents-increases-of-blood-glucose-and-lactate-levels-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Tomohiro Chaki, Yuko Nawa, Keishi Tamashiro, Eri Mizuno, Naoyuki Hirata, Michiaki Yamakage
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can cause stress response that increases levels of cytokine and catecholamine in plasma, resulting in hyperglycemia. In adults, it has been demonstrated that remifentanil infusion during CPB could prevent increases of cytokine, catecholamine, and blood glucose levels, but such effects of remifentanil in children have not been elucidated. AIM: In this study, we investigated the preventive effects of remifentanil on blood glucose and lactate levels during CPB in children...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074314/a-novel-effect-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-on-mammary-branching-morphogenesis-and-its-possible-implications-in-breast-cancer
#5
Lucía Gargiulo, María May, Ezequiel M Rivero, Sabrina Copsel, Caroline Lamb, John Lydon, Carlos Davio, Claudia Lanari, Isabel A Lüthy, Ariana Bruzzone
Understanding the mechanisms that govern normal mammary gland development is crucial to the comprehension of breast cancer etiology. β-adrenergic receptors (β-AR) are targets of endogenous catecholamines such as epinephrine that have gained importance in the context of cancer biology. Differences in β2-AR expression levels may be responsible for the effects of epinephrine on tumor vs non-tumorigenic breast cell lines, the latter expressing higher levels of β2-AR. To study regulation of the breast cell phenotype by β2-AR, we over-expressed β2-AR in MCF-7 breast cancer cells and knocked-down the receptor in non-tumorigenic MCF-10A breast cells...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071709/early-life-peripheral-lipopolysaccharide-challenge-reprograms-catecholaminergic-neurons
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Lin Kooi Ong, Erin A Fuller, Luba Sominsky, Deborah M Hodgson, Peter R Dunkley, Phillip W Dickson
Neonatal immune challenge with the bacterial mimetic lipopolysaccharide has the capacity to generate long-term changes in the brain. Neonatal rats were intraperitoneally injected with lipopolysaccharide (0.05 mg/kg) on postnatal day (PND) 3 and again on PND 5. The activation state of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) was measured in the locus coeruleus, ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra on PND 85. In the locus coeruleus there was an approximately four-fold increase in TH activity. This was accompanied by a significant increase in TH protein together with increased phosphorylation of all three serine residues in the N-terminal region of TH...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066151/corrigendum-to-gintonin-facilitates-catecholamine-secretion-from-the-perfused-adrenal-medulla
#7
Seung-Yeol Na, Ki-Hwan Kim, Mi-Sung Choi, Kang-Su Ha, Dong-Yoon Lim
[This corrects the article on p. 629 in vol. 20, PMID: 27847440.].
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063881/early-stage-alterations-of-catecholamine-and-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-levels-in-posttraumatic-acute-diffuse-brain-swelling
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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/28061374/catecholamines-profiles-at-diagnosis-increased-diagnostic-sensitivity-and-correlation-with-biological-and-clinical-features-in-neuroblastoma-patients
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Iedan R N Verly, André B P van Kuilenburg, Nico G G M Abeling, Susan M I Goorden, Marta Fiocco, Frédéric M Vaz, Max M van Noesel, C Michel Zwaan, GertJan L Kaspers, Johannes H M Merks, Huib N Caron, Godelieve A M Tytgat
INTRODUCTION: Neuroblastoma (NBL) accounts for 10% of the paediatric malignancies and is responsible for 15% of the paediatric cancer-related deaths. Vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) and homovanillic acid (HVA) are most commonly analysed in urine of NBL patients. However, their diagnostic sensitivity is suboptimal (82%). Therefore, we performed in-depth analysis of the diagnostic sensitivity of a panel of urinary catecholamine metabolites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of a panel of 8 urinary catecholamine metabolites (VMA, HVA, 3-methoxytyramine [3MT], dopamine, epinephrine, metanephrine, norepinephrine and normetanephrine [NMN]) from 301 NBL patients at diagnosis...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058556/surgical-treatment-of-malignant-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma-retrospective-case-series
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Veljko Strajina, Benzon M Dy, David R Farley, Melanie L Richards, Travis J McKenzie, Keith C Bible, Florencia G Que, David M Nagorney, William F Young, Geoffrey B Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL) are rare neoplasms; about 10% are malignant. Literature regarding possible benefit from resection is extremely limited. METHODS: A 20 year review of all patients undergoing surgery for malignant PPGL at the Mayo Clinic Rochester Campus between 1994 and June 2014 was performed. RESULTS: We identified 34 patients undergoing surgery for malignant PPGL. Median follow up was 6 and 5 years survival was 90% (median 11 years)...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057508/the-humoral-immune-system-of-anadromous-fish
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REVIEW
Patty Zwollo
The immune system of anadromous fish is extremely complex, a direct consequence of their diadromous nature. Hormone levels fluctuate widely throughout their life cycle, as fish move between fresh and salt water. This poses major challenges to the physiology of anadromous fish, including adaptation to very different saline environments, distinct pathogen fingerprints, and different environmental stressors. Elevated cortisol and sex hormone levels inhibit B lymphopoiesis and IgM(+) antibody responses, while catecholamines, growth hormones and thyroid hormones are generally stimulatory and enhance the humoral immune response...
January 2, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054144/aerobic-fitness-impacts-sympathoadrenal-axis-responses-to-concurrent-challenges
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Heather E Webb, Deena A Rosalky, Matthew J McAllister, Edmund O Acevedo, Gary H Kamimori
: The combination of mental and physical challenges can elicit exacerbated cardiorespiratory (CR) and catecholamine responses above that of a single challenge alone. PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of a combination of acute mental challenges and physical stress on cardiorespiratory and catecholamine responses. METHOD: Eight below-average fitness (LF VO2max = 36.58 ± 3.36 ml(-1) kg(-1) min(-1)) and eight above-average fitness (HF VO2max = 51...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050791/radiological-diagnosis-of-perinephric-pathology-pictorial-essay-2015
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REVIEW
Goran Mitreski, Tom Sutherland
: The perinephric space, shaped as an inverted cone, sits between the anterior and posterior renal fasciae. It can play host to a variety of clinical conditions encountered daily in the reporting schedule for a radiologist. Lesions may be classified and diagnosed based on their imaging characteristics, location and distribution. A broad range of differential diagnoses can be attributed to pathology sitting within this space, often without clinical signs or symptoms. An understanding of commonly encountered conditions affecting the perinephric space, along with characteristic imaging findings, can illustrate and often narrow the likely diagnosis...
January 3, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049082/catechol-o-methyltransferase-val-108-158-met-polymorphism-affects-fronto-limbic-connectivity-during-emotional-processing-in-bipolar-disorder
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B Vai, M Riberto, S Poletti, I Bollettini, C Lorenzi, C Colombo, F Benedetti
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates catecholamines, Val/Val genotype was associated to an increased amygdala (Amy) response to negative stimuli and can influence the symptoms severity and the outcome of bipolar disorder, probably mediated by the COMT polymorphism (rs4680) interaction between cortical and subcortical dopaminergic neurotransmission. The aim of this study is to explore how rs4680 and implicit emotional processing of negative emotional stimuli could interact in affecting the Amy connectivity in bipolar depression...
December 30, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046071/routine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-at-term-equivalent-age-detects-brain-injury-in-25-of-a-contemporary-cohort-of-very-preterm-infants
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Vera Neubauer, Tanja Djurdjevic, Elke Griesmaier, Marlene Biermayr, Elke Ruth Gizewski, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, significant investigation has been undertaken by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an attempt to identify preterm infants at risk for adverse outcome. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive characterization of cerebral injury detected by conventional MRI at term-equivalent age in an unselected, consecutive, contemporary cohort of preterm infants born <32 gestational weeks. Secondly, this study aims to identify risk factors for the different injury types in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035899/peripherally-administered-orexin-improves-survival-of-mice-with-endotoxin-shock
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Yasuhiro Ogawa, Yoko Irukayama-Tomobe, Nobuyuki Murakoshi, Maiko Kiyama, Yui Ishikawa, Naoto Hosokawa, Hiromu Tominaga, Shuntaro Uchida, Saki Kimura, Mika Kanuka, Miho Morita, Michito Hamada, Satoru Takahashi, Yu Hayashi, Masashi Yanagisawa
Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response to infection, accounting for the most common cause of death in intensive care units. Here, we report that peripheral administration of the hypothalamic neuropeptide orexin improves the survival of mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced endotoxin shock, a well-studied septic shock model. The effect is accompanied by a suppression of excessive cytokine production and an increase of catecholamines and corticosterone. We found that peripherally administered orexin penetrates the blood-brain barrier under endotoxin shock, and that central administration of orexin also suppresses the cytokine production and improves the survival, indicating orexin's direct action in the central nervous system (CNS)...
December 30, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031160/myelo-erythroid-commitment-after-burn-injury-is-under-beta-adrenergic-control-via-mafb-regulation
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Shirin Hasan, Nicholas B Johnson, Michael J Mosier, Ravi Shankar, Peggie Conrad, Andrea Szilagyi, Richard L Gamelli, Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan
Severely injured burn patients receive multiple blood transfusions for anemia of critical illness despite the adverse consequences. One limiting factor to consider alternate treatment strategies is the lack of a reliable test platform to study molecular mechanisms of impaired erythropoiesis. This study illustrates how conditions resulting in high catecholamine microenvironment such as burns can instigate myelo-erythroid reprioritization influenced by beta-adrenergic stimulation leading to anemia. In mouse model of scald burn injury we observed, along with a 3-fold increase in bone marrow LSKs (lin(neg) Sca1(+)cKit(+)), the myeloid shift is accompanied with a significant reduction in megakaryocyte erythrocyte progenitors (MEPs)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028077/endogenous-%C3%AE-2a-adrenoceptor-operated-sympathoadrenergic-tones-attenuate-insulin-secretion-via-camp-trpm2-signaling
#18
Kiyonori Ito, Katsuya Dezaki, Masashi Yoshida, Hodaka Yamada, Rina Miura, Rauza Sukma Rita, Susumu Ookawara, Kaoru Tabei, Masanobu Kawakami, Kazuo Hara, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Toshihiko Yada, Masafumi Kakei
In pancreatic β-cells, pharmacological concentrations of catecholamines, including adrenaline, have been used to inhibit insulin release and explore the multiple mechanisms involved. However, the significance of these signaling pathways for physiological adrenergic functions in β-cells is largely unknown. In the process of glucose-induced insulin secretion, opening of background current through non-selective cation channels (NSCCs) might facilitate membrane depolarization by closure of the ATP-sensitive K(+) channels...
December 27, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026020/low-pho-boosts-burst-firing-and-catecholamine-release-by-blocking-task-1-and-bk-channels-while-preserving-cav1-channels-in-mouse-chromaffin-cells
#19
Laura Guarina, David H F Vandael, Valentina Carabelli, Emilio Carbone
Mouse chromaffin cells (MCCs) generate action potential (AP) firing that regulates the Ca(2+) -dependent release of catecholamines (CAs). Recent findings indicate that MCCs possess a variety of spontaneous firing modes that span from the common "tonic-irregular" to the less frequent "burst" firing. This latter is evident in a small fraction of MCCs but occurs regularly when Nav1.3/1.7 channels are made less available or when the Slo1β2-subunit responsible for BK channel inactivation is deleted. Burst firing causes massive increases of Ca(2+) -entry and potentiates CA release ∼3...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024464/a-network-based-systems-biology-platform-for-predicting-disease-metabolite-links
#20
Henri Wathieu, Naiem T Issa, Manisha Mohandoss, Stephen W Byers, Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy
Metabolites constitute phenotypic end products of gene expression, and are key players in biological networks. For this reason, the field of metabolomics has been useful in predicting, explaining, and affecting the mechanisms of disease phenotypes. MSD-MAP (Multi Scale Disease-Metabolite Association Platform) is a powerful computational tool for hypothesizing new links between diseases and metabolites, and characterizing the functional basis of those links in a systems biology context. Upon integrating both predicted and known metabolite-protein associations, MSD-MAP takes a two-pronged approach to associating metabolites to a disease, relying on network-based characterization of disease perturbation at multiple levels of biological activity as well as statistical matching of metabolite- and disease-associated biological profiles...
December 14, 2016: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
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