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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121520/effects-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-gene-targeted-ablation-on-ghrelin-induced-feeding
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Lucia Recinella, Sheila Leone, Claudio Ferrante, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Rugia Shohreh, Chiara Di Nisio, Michele Vacca, Giustino Orlando, Roberto Salvatori, Luigi Brunetti
Impairment of growth hormone (GH) signaling has been associated with increased feeding and adiposity. The gastric hormone ghrelin, in addition to its GH-secretagogue effects, stimulates food intake after both central and peripheral administration. In the present study we further investigated the feeding regulatory role of the ghrelin-GH axis in a mouse model of isolated GH deficiency due to targeted ablation of the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) gene [GHRH knockout (GHRHKO)]. We evaluated the effects of intracerebroventricular ghrelin administration on feeding behavior, related hypothalamic neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, and serum ghrelin levels in mice homozygous for GHRHKO allele (-/-) and heterozygous (+/-) control animals...
November 6, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113826/ghrelin-suppresses-cardiac-fibrosis-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure-rats-by-adjusting-the-activina-follistatin-imbalance
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Chunyan Yang, Jinsha Liu, Kai Liu, Beibei Du, Kaiyao Shi, Mei Ding, Bing Li, Ping Yang
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide, potentially improves cardiac function, but the mechanisms remain unclear. In the study, the rat heart failure (HF) model was established by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and treated with ghrelin (100μg/kg, subcutaneous injection, bid); neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were cultured and stimulated with Ang II (0.1μM) and ghrelin(0.1μM) to explore the underlying mechanism of ghrelin in myocardial remodeling. Hemodynamic changes and serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations were measured to assess cardiac function...
November 4, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112931/comparison-of-fusion-protein-and-dc-vaccine-in-inhibition-of-mouse-b16f10-melanoma-tumor
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Yan Zhang, Xiaoxin Liu, Rui Wang, Shujun Liu, Yiqin Wang, Liangliang Jing, Meko'o Didier Jean Louis, Rongyue Cao
Dendritic cell (DC) vaccine and fusion protein vaccine have been put into clinical use in cancer immunotherapy. This study compared DC vaccine and fusion protein vaccine directly in their capability of inducing specific immune response. We used mouse Granulocyte Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor (mGM-CSF) fused with gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) respectively to obtain mGM-CSF/GRP6 (mG6) and mGM-CSF/mGGn (mGGn) fusion proteins. We prepared fusion protein vaccine and DC vaccine including mG6 protein vaccine (6P), mGGn protein vaccine (nP), mG6 DC vaccine (6D) and mGGn DC vaccine (nD), then the two proteins were mixed to prepare combination proteins vaccine (6nP) and DC vaccine (6nD)...
November 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108816/obestatin-stimulates-the-somatotrophic-axis-activity-in-sheep
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Anna Wójcik-Gładysz, Michał Szlis, Anna Misztal, Bartosz Jarosław Przybył, Jolanta Polkowska
The effects of obestatin (an anorexigenic peripheral peptide) on somatotrophic axis activity in ruminants have not yet been determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the consequence of intracerebroventricular infusions of obestatin on the activity of the somatotrophic axis in peripubertal female sheep. Animals were randomly divided into two groups: control group received intracerebroventricular infusions of the vehicle, and the obestatin group was infused with obestatin (25 µg/120 µL h(-1)). The series of four hourly infusions on three consecutive days were performed...
November 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091313/exenatide-upregulates-gene-expression-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-and-nerve-growth-factor-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-diabetic-mice
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Esen Gumuslu, Naci Cine, Merve Ertan, Oguz Mutlu, Ipek Komsuoglu Celikyurt, Guner Ulak
Glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretine hormon that has modulating effects on insulin release. GLP-1 and receptors for GLP-1 are widely expressed throughout the body including brain.The expression of GLP-1 receptors is very specific to large neurons in hippocampus, neocortex and cerebellum. GLP-1 receptor stimulation enhances glucose-dependent insulin secretion and lowers blood glucose in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Studies on adipobiology of neurotrophins have focused on nerve growth factor (NGF) as an example of adipose-derived neurotrophins...
November 1, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054501/transcriptomic-discovery-and-comparative-analysis-of-neuropeptide-precursors-in-sea-cucumbers-holothuroidea
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Saowaros Suwansa-Ard, Arada Chaiyamoon, Alzbeta Talarovicova, Ruchanok Tinikul, Yotsawan Tinikul, Tanes Poomtong, Maurice R Elphick, Scott F Cummins, Prasert Sobhon
Neuropeptides synthesized and released by neuronal cells play important roles in the regulation of many processes, e.g. growth, feeding, reproduction, and behavior. In the past decade, next-generation sequencing technologies have helped to facilitate the identification of multiple neuropeptide genes in a variety of taxa, including arthropods, molluscs and echinoderms. In this study, we extend these studies to Holothuria scabra, a sea cucumber species that is widely cultured for human consumption. In silico analysis of H...
October 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054271/peptide-hormones-as-tumor-markers-in-clinical-practice
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Qian Sun, Zhen Zhao
Peptide hormones represent a major class of hormones that are made from amino acids by specialized endocrine glands. The maturation of bioactive hormones take place in the rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus, where preprohormones are proteolytically cleaved into prohormones, and subsequently into mature peptide hormones. Once the bioactive hormones are released into the circulation, they interact with receptors located on the plasma membrane of target cells, and initiate intracellular signaling pathways to regulate physiological processes including energy metabolism, growth, stress, and reproduction...
2017: Enzymes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028172/influences-of-histidine-1-and-azaphenylalanine-4-on-the-affinity-anti-inflammatory-and-antiangiogenic-activities-of-azapeptide-cluster-of-differentiation-36-receptor-modulators
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Kelvine Chignen Possi, Mukandila Mulumba, Samy Omri, Yesica Garcia-Ramos, Houda Tahiri, Sylvain Chemtob, Huy Ong, William D Lubell
Azapeptide analogues of growth hormone releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) exhibit promising affinity, selectivity, and modulator activity on the cluster of differentiation 36 receptor (CD36). For example, [A(1), azaF(4)]- and [azaY(4)]-GHRP-6 (1a and 2b) were previously shown to bind selectively to CD36 and exhibited respectively significant antiangiogenic and slight angiogenic activities in a microvascular sprouting assay using choroid explants. The influences of the 1- and 4-position residues on the affinity, anti-inflammatory, and antiangiogenic activity of these azapeptides have now been studied in detail by the synthesis and analysis of a set of 25 analogues featuring Ala(1) or His(1) and a variety of aromatic side chains at the aza-amino acid residue in the 4-position...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977997/expression-of-hypothalamic-neurohormones-and-their-receptors-in-the-human-eye
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Sander R Dubovy, Maria P Fernandez, Jose J Echegaray, Norman L Block, Noriyuki Unoki, Roberto Perez, Irving Vidaurre, Richard K Lee, Mehrdad Nadji, Andrew V Schally
Extrapituitary roles for hypothalamic neurohormones have recently become apparent and clinically relevant, based on the use of synthetic peptide analogs for the treatment of multiple conditions including cancers, pulmonary edema and myocardial infarction. In the eye, it has been suggested that some of these hormones and their receptors may be present in the ciliary body, iris, trabecular meshwork and retina, but their physiological role has yet to be elucidated. Our study intends to comprehensively demonstrate the expression of some hypothalamic neuroendocrine hormones and their receptors within different retinal and extraretinal structures of the human eye...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977588/hexarelin-a-growth-hormone-secretagogue-improves-lipid-metabolic-aberrations-in-nonobese-insulin-resistant-male-mkr-mice
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Rasha Mosa, Lili Huang, Yeda Wu, Chungyan Fung, Oshini Mallawakankanamalage, Derek LeRoith, Chen Chen
Despite the occurrence of dyslipidemia and its contribution to the development of insulin resistance in obese subjects, a growing number of studies have described abnormal lipid profiles among leaner persons. For example, individuals with an abnormal paucity or distribution of fat (lipodystrophy) develop severe insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hepatic steatosis. Deranged adipocyte metabolism and differentiation contribute to ectopic fat deposition and consequent development of insulin resistance. Growth hormone (GH) therapy has been shown to correct body composition abnormalities in some lipodystrophy patients...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948296/gip-3-30-nh2-is-an-efficacious-gip-receptor-antagonist-in-humans-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Lærke S Gasbjerg, Mikkel B Christensen, Bolette Hartmann, Amalie R Lanng, Alexander H Sparre-Ulrich, Maria B N Gabe, Flemming Dela, Tina Vilsbøll, Jens J Holst, Mette M Rosenkilde, Filip K Knop
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) is an incretin hormone secreted postprandially from enteroendocrine K cells, but despite therapeutically interesting effects, GIP physiology in humans remains incompletely understood. Progress in this field could be facilitated by a suitable GIP receptor antagonist. For the first time in humans, we investigated the antagonistic properties of the naturally occurring GIP(3-30)NH2 in in vivo and in in vitro receptor studies...
September 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939282/determination-of-doping-peptides-via-solid-phase-microelution-and-accurate-mass-quadrupole-time-of-flight-lc-ms
#12
Darío Cuervo, Cynthia Loli, María Fernández-Álvarez, Gloria Muñoz, Daniel Carreras
A complete analytical protocol for the determination of 25 doping-related peptidic drugs and 3 metabolites in urine was developed by means of accurate-mass quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) LC-MS analysis following solid-phase extraction (SPE) on microplates and conventional SPE pre-treatment for initial testing and confirmation, respectively. These substances included growth hormone releasing factors, gonadotropin releasing factors and anti-diuretic hormones, with molecular weights ranging from 540 to 1320Da...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924876/inhibitory-effects-of-antagonists-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-ghrh-in-thyroid-cancer
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Helena Pópulo, Bruno Nunes, Cristina Sampaio, Rui Batista, Marta Teixeira Pinto, Tiago B Gaspar, Leandro Miranda-Alves, Ren-Zhi Cai, Xian Yang Zhang, Andrew V Schally, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Paula Soares
Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) is a peptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that regulates the synthesis and secretion of growth hormone (GH) in the pituitary. The extra-hypothalamic GHRH and its cognate receptors (GHRHR and splice variants) play a mitogenic role by stimulating cell proliferation and preventing apoptotic cell death. It is well established that GHRH antagonists inhibit the growth, tumorigenicity, and metastasis of various human malignancies. In this work, we studied the effect of two new GHRH antagonists, MIA602 and MIA690, on thyroid cancer...
December 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919755/synthetic-high-density-lipoprotein-nanodisks-for-targeted-withalongolide-delivery-to-adrenocortical-carcinoma
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Rui Kuai, Chitra Subramanian, Peter T White, Barbara N Timmermann, James J Moon, Mark S Cohen, Anna Schwendeman
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare endocrine malignancy and has a 5-year survival rate of <35%. ACC cells require cholesterol for steroid hormone production, and this requirement is met via expression on the cell surface of a high level of SRB1, responsible for the uptake of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), which carry and transport cholesterol in vivo. Here, we describe how this natural lipid carrier function of SRB1 can be utilized to improve the tumor-targeted delivery of a novel natural product derivative - withalongolide A 4,19,27-triacetate (WGA-TA) - which has shown potent antitumor efficacy, but poor aqueous solubility...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893476/growth-hormone-releasing-peptide-6-enhanced-antibody-titers-against-subunit-antigens-in-mice-balb-c-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-and-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
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Rebeca Martínez, Liz Hernández, Lázaro Gil, Yamila Carpio, Antonio Morales, Fidel Herrera, Alina Rodríguez-Mallón, Yeny Leal, Aracelys Blanco, Mario Pablo Estrada
Modern subunit vaccines have excellent safety profiles and improved tolerability, but do not elicit strong immune responses without the addition of adjuvants. Developing a safe and affective adjuvant remains a challenge for peptide-based vaccine design. Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-6 (GHRP-6) is one of the earliest-developed, synthetic, peptidyl growth hormone secretagogue receptor agonists. These compounds mimic the effect of the endogenous ligand, ghrelin. In the present study, we evaluated the ability of GHRP-6 to enhance the humoral immune response against co-injected antigens in mice, tilapia and African catfish...
September 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878684/ecdysis-triggering-hormone-signaling-eth-ethr-a-is-required-for-the-larva-larva-ecdysis-in-bactrocera-dorsalis-diptera-tephritidae
#16
Yan Shi, Hong-Bo Jiang, Shun-Hua Gui, Xiao-Qiang Liu, Yu-Xia Pei, Li Xu, Guy Smagghe, Jin-Jun Wang
Insects must undergo ecdysis for successful development and growth, and the ecdysis triggering hormone (ETH), released by the Inka cells, is a master hormone in this process. In this study, we determined the sequence of the ETH precursor and receptors in an agriculturally important pest insect, the oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). We identified two functionally distinct splice receptor isoforms: BdETH-R-A and BdETH-R-B, and when expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-WTA11) cells, they exhibited a high sensitivity to the two mature peptides BdETH1 and BdETH2...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873381/the-changing-concept-of-gut-endocrinology
#17
Jens F Rehfeld
Gastrointestinal hormones are released from enteroendocrine cells in the digestive tract. More than 30 hormone genes are expressed, which make the gut the largest endocrine organ in the body. At present, it is feasible to conceive the hormones under 5 headings: the structural homology groups most hormones into 9 families, each of which is assumed to originate from a single gene. Today's hormone gene often has multiple phenotypes due to alternative splicing, tandem organization or differentiated maturation of the prohormone...
2017: Endocrine Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871578/secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-following-nivolumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Toshiro Seki, Atsushi Yasuda, Masayuki Oki, Natsumi Kitajima, Atsushi Takagi, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Akira Miyajima, Masafumi Fukagawa
Currently, nivolumab (an anti-programmed cell death-1 receptor monoclonal antibody) is available for many types of advanced cancers in Japan. However, there have been few detailed case reports about endocrine-related adverse events of this therapy. Here, we report a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who presented with secondary adrenal insufficiency following nivolumab therapy. Endocrinological assessment by rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) tests revealed that the patient's disorder was a secondary adrenal insufficiency due to pituitary dysfunction...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830317/growth-hormone-secretagogue-treatment-in-hypogonadal-men-raises-serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-levels
#19
John T Sigalos, Alexander W Pastuszak, Andrew Allison, Samuel J Ohlander, Amin Herati, Mark C Lindgren, Larry I Lipshultz
Realizing the reported misuse of human growth hormone (GH), investigation of a safe alternative mechanism for increasing endogenous GH is needed. Several GH secretagogues are available, including GH-releasing peptides (GHRPs) GHRP-2 and GHRP-6, and the GH-releasing hormone analog, sermorelin (SERM). Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) serves as a surrogate marker for GH. Here, the effect of GHRP/SERM therapy on IGF-1 levels is evaluated. A retrospective review of medical records was performed for 105 men on testosterone (T) therapy seeking increases in lean body mass and fat loss who were prescribed 100 mcg of GHRP-6, GHRP-2, and SERM three times daily...
November 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750241/a-polypeptide-mediated-synthesis-of-green-fluorescent-gold-nanoclusters-for-fe-3-sensing-and-bioimaging
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Hua Li, Hong Huang, Jiu-Ju Feng, Xiliang Luo, Ke-Ming Fang, Zhi-Gang Wang, Ai-Jun Wang
In this paper, growth hormone releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) is a bioactive polypeptide and acts as the reducing agent and capping ligand for synthesis of bright green fluorescent gold nanoclusters (GHRP-6-Au NCs) by a simple and environmental-friendly aqueous method, with the assistance of NaBr as the fluorescent sensitizer. The obtained GHRP-6-Au NCs had high fluorescent quantum yield (10.7%), and the fluorescence was strongly quenched by the existence of trace Fe(3+). Thus, a new and highly sensitive sensor for the assay of Fe(3+) was constructed based on the analyte-induced fluorescent quenching mechanism...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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