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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...
September 18, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
August 1, 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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744256/corticotropin-releasing-hormone-as-the-homeostatic-rheostat-of-feto-maternal-symbiosis-and-developmental-programming-in-utero-and-neonatal-life
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REVIEW
Viridiana Alcántara-Alonso, Pamela Panetta, Patricia de Gortari, Dimitris K Grammatopoulos
A balanced interaction between the homeostatic mechanisms of mother and the developing organism during pregnancy and in early neonatal life is essential in order to ensure optimal fetal development, ability to respond to various external and internal challenges, protection from adverse programming, and safeguard maternal care availability after parturition. In the majority of pregnancies, this relationship is highly effective resulting in successful outcomes. However, in a number of pathological settings, perturbations of the maternal homeostasis disrupt this symbiosis and initiate adaptive responses with unpredictable outcomes for the fetus or even the neonate...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727112/effect-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-on-the-hatchability-growth-performance-gastrointestinal-hormones-and-jejunal-digestive-and-absorptive-capacity-of-posthatch-broilers
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T Gao, M Zhao, L Zhang, J Li, L Yu, P Lv, F Gao, G Zhou
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) of Arg solution on the hatchability, growth performance, gastrointestinal hormones, serum AA, activities of digestive enzymes, and mRNA expressions of sensing receptors and nutrient transporters in the jejunum of posthatch broilers. One thousand two hundred embryonated eggs with similar weight were randomly allocated to 5 groups consisting of 8 replicates of 40 eggs each. The 5 treatments were arranged as a noninjected control, a diluent-injected (0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720396/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-protects-against-mitoxantrone-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice
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Venkat Subramaniam, Gin Chuang, Huijing Xia, Brendan Burn, Jessica Bradley, Jerome L Maderdrut, David H Coy, Kurt J Varner
Mitoxantrone (MXT) is an androstenedione that is used to treat cancers and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis; however, its use is limited by its cardiotoxicity. Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a member of the secretin/growth hormone-releasing hormone/vasoactive intestinal peptide family and has many functions, including cytoprotection and immunosuppression. We tested the hypothesis that PACAP can protect against MXT-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. Female BALB/c mice were treated once weekly for 4 weeks with saline (n=14) or MXT (3mg/kg, i...
September 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685053/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-attenuates-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-in-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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Ning Bian, Gang Du, Man Fai Ip, Juan Ding, Qing Chang, Zicheng Li
Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are important in angiogenesis and vascular proliferation. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is a significant risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and a key proinflammatory cytokine known to induce apoptosis in endothelial cells. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is one of the members of the vasoactive intestinal peptide/secretin/growth hormone-releasing hormone/glucagon superfamily and exists in two biological active forms, PACAP 38 and PACAP 27...
July 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633506/role-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-and-gastric-inhibitory-peptide-in-anorexia-induction-following-oral-exposure-to-the-trichothecene-mycotoxin-deoxynivalenol-vomitoxin
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Hui Jia, Wen-Da Wu, Xi Lu, Jie Zhang, Cheng-Hua He, Hai-Bin Zhang
Deoxynivalenol (DON), which is a Type B trichothecene mycotoxin produced by Fusarium, frequently contaminates cereal staples, such as wheat, barley and corn. DON threatens animal and human health by suppressing food intake and impairing growth. While anorexia induction in mice exposed to DON has been linked to the elevation of the satiety hormones cholecystokinin and peptide YY3-36 in plasma, the effects of DON on the release of other satiety hormones, such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP), have not been established...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623445/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-resolves-low-ghrp-2-stimulated-growth-hormone-levels-in-obese-patients
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Emi Ohara, Hirotake Tokuyama, Takumi Kitamoto, Aya Kitahara, Aiko Hayashi, Hideki Hayashi, Minoru Takemoto, Koutaro Yokote
Because growth hormone (GH) secretion is reportedly decreased in obese patients, we examined not only the factors associated with the decreased GH secretion but also GH response to the GH-releasing peptide (GHRP)-2-load test before and after laparoscopic gastrectomy (LSG). The study comprised 28 individuals aged 19-65 years [mean body mass index (BMI), 39.4 ± 9.4 kg/m(2)]. In the univariate analysis, GH secretion peaks correlated negatively with BMI (r = -0.59, p = 0.001), visceral adipose tissue (r = -0...
August 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621684/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...
June 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598597/azapeptide-synthesis-methods-for-expanding-side-chain-diversity-for-biomedical-applications
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Ramesh Chingle, Caroline Proulx, William D Lubell
Mimicry of bioactive conformations is critical for peptide-based medicinal chemistry because such peptidomimetics may augment stability, enhance affinity, and increase specificity. Azapeptides are peptidomimetics in which the α-carbon(s) of one or more amino acid residues are substituted by nitrogen. The resulting semicarbazide analogues have been shown to reinforce β-turn conformation through the combination of lone pair-lone pair repulsion of the adjacent hydrazine nitrogen and urea planarity. Substitution of a semicarbazide for an amino amide residue in a peptide may retain biological activity and add benefits such as improved metabolic stability...
June 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561845/dynamic-properties-of-the-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-receptor-ghrhr-and-molecular-determinants-of-ghrh-binding
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M-T Matsoukas, G A Spyroulias
The growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor (GHRHR) is a member of the class B GPCR subfamily. GHRH, a 44-residue neuropeptide produced in the hypothalamus, regulates the secretion of growth hormone through its binding to GHRHR. It has recently been associated with several types of cancer such as prostate, breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancer. Family B GPCR peptides bind in a two-step model, where first the C-terminal region of the peptide interacts with the extracellular domain (ECD) of the receptor and subsequently, the N-terminal interacts with the seven transmembrane domain (TMD), resulting in activation...
June 27, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516374/role-of-lps-elicited-signaling-in-triggering-gastric-mucosal-inflammatory-responses-to-h-pylori-modulatory-effect-of-ghrelin
#18
REVIEW
B L Slomiany, A Slomiany
Infection with Helicobacter pylori is a primary culprit in the etiology of gastric disease, and its cell-wall lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is recognized as a potent endotoxin responsible for triggering a pattern of the mucosal inflammatory responses. The engagement by the LPS of gastric mucosal Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) leads to initiation of signal transduction events characterized by the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade, induction of phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PLC)/protein kinase C (PKC)/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, and up-regulation in Src/Akt...
May 17, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503900/effects-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-on-the-development-of-digestive-organs-intestinal-function-and-post-hatch-performance-of-broiler-embryos-and-hatchlings
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T Gao, M M Zhao, Y J Li, L Zhang, J L Li, L L Yu, F Gao, G H Zhou
This study was to investigate the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) L-arginine (Arg) solution on the development of digestive organs, the duodenal mucosa of broiler embryos and hatchlings, and the growth performance of chicks during the first week post-hatch. A total of 720 fertilized eggs with similar weight were randomly allocated to three groups, consisting of eight replicates of 30 eggs each. Three treatments were arranged as non-injected control, diluent-injected (0.75% NaCl solution) group and Arg solution-injected group containing 1% Arg, dissolved in diluent...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469491/synthetic-growth-hormone-releasing-peptides-ghrps-a-historical-appraisal-of-the-evidences-supporting-their-cytoprotective-effects
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REVIEW
Jorge Berlanga-Acosta, Angel Abreu-Cruz, Diana García-Del Barco Herrera, Yssel Mendoza-Marí, Arielis Rodríguez-Ulloa, Ariana García-Ojalvo, Viviana Falcón-Cama, Francisco Hernández-Bernal, Qu Beichen, Gerardo Guillén-Nieto
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRPs) constitute a group of small synthetic peptides that stimulate the growth hormone secretion and the downstream axis activity. Mounting evidences since the early 1980s delineated unexpected pharmacological cardioprotective and cytoprotective properties for the GHRPs. However, despite intense basic pharmacological research, alternatives to prevent cell and tissue demise before lethal insults have remained as an empty niche in the clinical armamentarium...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
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