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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627670/intermedin-improves-cardiac-function-and-sympathetic-neural-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure
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Bin Xu, Hao Xu, Heng Cao, Xiaoxiao Liu, Chunhuan Qin, Yanzhou Zhao, Xiaolin Han, Hongli Li
Emerging evidence has suggested that intermedin (IMD), a novel member of the calcitonin gene‑related peptide (CGRP) family, has a wide range of cardioprotective effects. The present study investigated the effects of long‑term administration of IMD on cardiac function and sympathetic neural remodeling in heart failure (HF) rats, and studied potential underlying mechanism. HF was induced in rats by myocardial infarction (MI). Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either saline or IMD (0.6 µg/kg/h) treatment groups for 4 weeks post‑MI...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627595/elevated-expression-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type%C3%A2-1-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-of-rats-with-endometriosis
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Yu-Ling Lian, Ming-Jun Cheng, Xian-Xia Zhang, Li Wang
Pain is the most pronounced complaint of women with endometriosis, however the underlying mechanism is still poorly understood. In the present study, the authors evaluate the effect of transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) of dorsal root ganglia (DRG) on endometriosis-associated pain. A total of 36 SD rats were randomly divided into a sham group (n=9) and a Model group (n=27), accepted auto‑transplanted pieces of fat or uterus to the pelvic cavity. At 4 weeks, the Model group was randomly subdivided into the following groups: ENDO group (no treatment, n=9), BCTC group (Model + BCTC, an antagonist of TRPV1, n=9), Vehicle group (Model + cyclodextrin, the vehicle of BCTC, n=9)...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622417/the-antimigraine-butterbur-ingredient-isopetasin-desensitises-peptidergic-nociceptors-via-the-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-channel
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Silvia Benemei, Francesco De Logu, Simone Li Puma, Ilaria Maddalena Marone, Elisabetta Coppi, Filippo Ugolini, Wolfgang Liedtke, Pollastro Federica, Giovanni Appendino, Pierangelo Geppetti, Serena Materazzi, Romina Nassini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The mechanism of the antimigraine action of butterbur [Petasites hybridus (L.) Gaertn.] is unknown. Here, we investigated the ability of isopetasin, a major butterbur constituent, to specifically target the transient receptor ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel and to affect functional responses relevant to migraine. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Single cell calcium imaging and patch-clamp recordings in human and rodent TRPA1-expressing cells, neurogenic motor responses in isolated rat/mouse urinary bladder, release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) from mouse spinal cord in vitro, and facial rubbing in mice and meningeal blood flow in rat were examined...
June 16, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621496/adrenomedullin-regulates-the-speed-of-oviductal-fluid-flow-in-cattle
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Yuka Yoshimoto, Takumi Nishie, Sayaka Ito, Yoshihiko Kobayashi, Yuki Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Okuda, Koji Kimura
Unidirectional flow of oviductal fluid from the ovarian to uterine side of the ampulla plays a significant role in successful pregnancy, and is produced by ciliary beating. Various systems regulate ciliary beating, such as paracrine, autocrine, and endocrine. We hypothesized that Adrenomedullin (ADM) - a peptide hormone that acts via its receptors, which are complexes of Calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CRLR) and Receptor activity-modifying protein (RAMP) 2 or 3-promotes oviductal fluid flow in the ampulla of bovine oviducts...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616038/electroacupuncture-at-fengchi-gb20-inhibits-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-expression-in-the-trigeminovascular-system-of-a-rat-model-of-migraine
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Luo-Peng Zhao, Lu Liu, Pei Pei, Zheng-Yang Qu, Yu-Pu Zhu, Lin-Peng Wang
Most migraine patients suffer from cutaneous allodynia; however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of migraine, and it is therefore, a potential therapeutic target for treating the pain. In the present study, a rat model of conscious migraine, induced by repeated electrical stimulation of the superior sagittal sinus, was established and treated with electroacupuncture at Fengchi (GB20) (depth of 2-3 mm, frequency of 2/15 Hz, intensity of 0...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614906/heterogeneous-organization-and-connectivity-of-the-chicken-auditory-thalamus-gallus-gallus
#6
Yuan Wang, Diego A R Zorio, Harvey J Karten
The auditory ascending system contains parallel pathways in vertebrate brains. In chickens (Gallus gallus), three pathways arise from nucleus laminaris (NL), nucleus angularis (NA), and regio intermedius (RI) in the brainstem, innervating three subdivisions of the nucleus mesencephalicus lateralis pars dorsalis (MLd) in the midbrain. The current study reveals the segregation of these pathways in their subsequent projections to the nucleus ovoidalis (Ov) in the thalamus. Based on cytoarchitecture and myelin distribution, we identified seven Ov subregions, including five neuronal clusters within the Ov proper, the nucleus semilunaris parovoidalis (SPO), and the circum-ovoidalis (cOv)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614698/sardine-procalcitonin-amino-terminal-cleavage-peptide-has-a-different-action-from-calcitonin-and-promotes-osteoblastic-activity-in-the-scales-of-goldfish
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Yoichi Kase, Takahiro Ikari, Toshio Sekiguchi, Masayuki Sato, Shouzo Ogiso, Tsuyoshi Kawada, Shin Matsubara, Honoo Satake, Yuichi Sasayama, Masato Endo, Kei-Ichiro Kitamura, Atsuhiko Hattori, Takushi X Watanabe, Yusuke Maruyama, Yoshinari Watanabe, Hisayuki Funahashi, Akira Kambegawa, Nobuo Suzuki
The nucleotide sequence of a sardine preprocalcitonin precursor has been determined from their ultimobranchial glands in the present study. From our analysis of this sequence, we found that sardine procalcitonin was composed of procalcitonin amino-terminal cleavage peptide (N-proCT) (53 amino acids), CT (32 amino acids), and procalcitonin carboxyl-terminal cleavage peptide (C-proCT) (18 amino acids). As compared with C-proCT, N-proCT has been highly conserved among teleosts, reptiles, and birds, which suggests that N-proCT has some bioactivities...
June 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614667/n-glycosylation-of-asparagine-130-in-the-extracellular-domain-of-the-human-calcitonin-receptor-significantly-increases-peptide-hormone-affinity
#8
Sang-Min Lee, Jason M Booe, Joseph J Gingell, Virginie Sjoelund, Debbie L Hay, Augen A Pioszak
The calcitonin receptor (CTR) is a class B G protein-coupled receptor that is activated by the peptide hormones calcitonin and amylin. Calcitonin regulates bone remodeling through CTR, whereas amylin regulates blood glucose and food intake by activating CTR in complex with receptor activity-modifying proteins (RAMPs). These receptors are targeted clinically for treatment of osteoporosis and diabetes. Here, we define the role of CTR N-glycosylation in hormone binding using purified calcitonin and amylin receptor extracellular domain (ECD) glycoforms and fluorescence polarization/anisotropy and isothermal titration calorimetry peptide-binding assays...
June 14, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614009/the-combined-use-of-calcitonin-doubling-time-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-improves-prognostic-values-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-clinical-utility-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Ji H Yang, Cléber P Camacho, Susan C Lindsey, Flavia O F Valente, Danielle M Andreoni, Lilian Y Yamaga, Jairo Wagner, Rosa Paula M Biscolla, Rui M B Maciel
OBJECTIVE: Calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) doubling times are established prognostic markers in medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). On the other hand, positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) shows an increased rate of detection with high blood tumor marker levels in several cancers. This study aims to analyze the ability of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to determine prognosis in the followup of patients with MTC. METHODS: Medical records of 17 patients with MTC who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT were analyzed retrospectively...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610401/oncogenesis-of-thyroid-cancer
#10
Enas Younis
Thyroid neoplasms encompass a variety of lesions that range from benign adenomas to malignancies. These latter can be well-differentiated, poorly differentiated or undifferentiated (anaplastic) carcinomas. More than 95% of thyroid cancers are derived from thyroid follicular cells, while 2-3% (medullary thyroid cancers, MTC) originate from calcitonin producing C-cells. Over the last decade, investigators have developed a clearer understanding of genetic alterations underlying thyroid carcinogenesis. A number of point mutations and translocations are involved, not only in its tumorigenesis, but also as have potential use as diagnostic and prognostic indicators and therapeutic targets...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609318/biochemical-and-pharmacological-characterization-of-a-mice-model-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Vaskar Das, Jeffrey S Kroin, Mario Moric, Asokumar Buvanendran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging disease to treat. Recently, a mouse fracture model of complex regional pain syndrome has been developed that has many signs of the clinical syndrome. However, many aspects of the sensory neuron biochemistry and behavioral and pharmacological characterization of this model remain to be clarified. METHODS: Mice were randomly assigned to fracture/cast or control (naive) groups. Fracture/cast mice underwent a closed distal tibia facture, with hindlimb wrapped in casting tape for 3 weeks...
July 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608500/morphological-and-molecular-evolution-of-the-ultimobranchial-gland-of-non-mammalian-vertebrates-with-special-reference-to-the-chicken-c-cells
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REVIEW
Yoko Kameda
This review summarizes the current understanding of the non-mammalian ultimobranchial gland from morphological and molecular perspectives. Ultimobranchial anlage of all animal species develops from the last pharyngeal pouch. The genes involved in the development of pharyngeal pouches are well conserved across vertebrates. The ultimobranchial anlage of non-mammalian vertebrates and monotremes does not merge with the thyroid, remaining as an independent organ throughout adulthood. Although C cells of all animal species secrete calcitonin, the shape, cellular components and location of the ultimobranchial gland vary from species to species...
June 12, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607030/mirna-340-inhibits-osteoclast-differentiation-via-repression-of-mitf
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Hongying Zhao, Jun Zhang, Haiyu Shao, Jianwen Liu, Mengran Jin, Jinping Chen, Yazeng Huang
Many miRNAs play critical roles in modulating various biological processes of osteoclast differentiation and function. Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), a target of miR-340, served as pivotal transcription factor involved in osteoclast differentiation. However, the role of miR-340 and MITF during osteoclast differentiation has not yet been clearly established. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining assay was performed to identify osteoclasts differentiated from bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs)...
June 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604219/potentiation-of-nmda-receptor-mediated-synaptic-transmission-at-the-parabrachial-central-amygdala-synapses-by-cgrp-in-mice
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Yuya Okutsu, Yukari Takahashi, Masashi Nagase, Kei Shinohara, Ryo Ikeda, Fusao Kato
The capsular part of the central amygdala (CeC) is called the "nociceptive amygdala," as it receives nociceptive information from various pathways, including monosynaptic input from the lateral part of the parabrachial nucleus (LPB), a major target of ascending neurons in the spinal and medullary dorsal horn. LPB-CeC synaptic transmission is mediated by glutamate but the fibers from the LPB also contain calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and the CeC is rich in CGRP-binding sites. CGRP might be released in response to strong nociception and activate these CGRP receptors...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603014/distribution-of-cgrp-and-its-receptor-components-clr-and-ramp1-in-the-rat-retina
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Frank W Blixt, Aneta Radziwon-Balicka, Lars Edvinsson, Karin Warfvinge
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37 amino acid neuropeptide with several functions including vasodilation, the perception of painful stimuli, and inflammation. The CGRP receptor consists of two main components; calcitonin-like receptor (CLR) and receptor activity-modifying protein 1 (RAMP1). While there is a growing recognition that CGRP plays a key role in migraine, the function of CGRP in the retina has not been fully established. This study aims to investigate the distribution of CGRP and its two receptor components in the rat retina, visually by immunohistochemistry and quantitatively using flow cytometry...
June 8, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601899/sensory-innervation-of-the-anal-canal-and-anorectal-line-in-hirschsprung-s-disease-histological-evidence-from-mouse-models
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Masahiro Takeda, Katsumi Miyahara, Chihiro Akazawa, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
AIM: We used non-Hirschsprung's disease (HD) Sox10-Venus Transgenic mice (non-HDSV-mice), an endothelin receptor-B knockout mouse model of HD (HD-mice), and C57B6C3 wild controls (C-mice) to identify the correlation between the anorectal line (ARL) and successful transanal pull-through (TAPT). METHODS: In non-HDSV-mice, intestinal neural crest-derived cells can be visualized with Venus,-a green fluorescent protein-without histochemical staining. We exposed the anal canal in each non-HDSV-mouse and marked the ARL directly with red ink...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600329/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-thermal-pain-threshold-and-expression-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-substance-p-and-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-in-the-cervical-dorsal-root-ganglion-of-rats-with-incisional-neck-pain
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Li-Na Qiao, Jun-Ling Liu, Lian-Hong Tan, Hai-Long Yang, Xu Zhai, Yong-Sheng Yang
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture therapy effectively reduces post-surgical pain, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether expression of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and the neuropeptides substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the primary sensory neurons of cervical dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are involved in electroacupuncture (EA)-induced analgesia in a rat model of incisional neck pain. METHODS: The pain model was established by making a longitudinal midline neck incision in 60 rats...
June 9, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593473/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-relationship-of-erenumab-amg-334-and-capsaicin-induced-dermal-blood-flow-in-healthy-and-migraine-subjects
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Thuy Vu, Peiming Ma, Jiyun Sunny Chen, Jan de Hoon, Anne Van Hecken, Lucy Yan, Liviawati Sutjandra Wu, Lisa Hamilton, Gabriel Vargas
PURPOSE: Capsaicin-induced dermal blood flow (CIDBF) is a validated biomarker used to evaluate the target engagement of potential calcitonin gene-related peptide-blocking therapeutics for migraine. To characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and quantify the inhibitory effects of erenumab (AMG 334) on CIDBF, CIDBF data were pooled from a single- and a multiple-dose study in healthy and migraine subjects. METHODS: Repeated capsaicin challenges and DBF measurements were performed and serum erenumab concentrations determined...
June 7, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590120/detection-of-biosynthetic-precursors-discovery-of-glycosylated-forms-and-homeostasis-of-calcitonin-in-human-cancer-cells
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Feihua Cao, Allan B Gamble, Hideki Onagi, Joanna Howes, James E Hennessy, Chen Gu, Jeremy A M Morgan, Christopher J Easton
The peptide hormone calcitonin is intimately connected with human cancer development and proliferation. Its biosynthesis is reasoned to proceed via glycine-, α-hydroxyglycine-, glycyllysine-, and glycyllysyllysine-extended precursors; however, as a result of the limitations of current analytical methods, until now, there has been no procedure capable of detecting these individual species in cell or tissue samples. Therefore, their presence and dynamics in cancer had not been established. Here, we report the first methodology for the separation, detection, and quantification of calcitonin and each of its precursors in human cancer cells...
June 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585679/diagnostic-value-of-selected-biochemical-markers-in-the-detection-of-recurrence-of-medullary-thyroid-cancer-comparison-of-calcitonin-procalcitonin-chromogranin-a-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen
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Kosma Woliński, Jarosław Kaznowski, Aleksandra Klimowicz, Adam Maciejewski, Dagny Łapińska-Cwojdzińska, Edyta Gurgul, Adrian D Car, Marta Fichna, Paweł Gut, Maria Gryczyńska, Marek Ruchała
INTRODUCTION: Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a malignancy of the thyroid gland, which derives from parafollicular C cells. Periodic measurement of biochemical markers of MTC remains a crucial part of patient follow-up and disease monitoring. The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic value of four selected markers - calcitonin (Ct), procalcitonin (PCT), chromogranin A (CgA), and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). METHODS: Patients with histopathologically confirmed MTC hospitalised in a single department between January 2015 and December 2015 were included in the study...
June 6, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
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