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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431449/peripheral-and-central-glucocorticoid-signaling-contributes-to-positive-energy-balance-in-rats
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Tássia Karin Borba, Lígia Cristina Monteiro Galindo, Kelli Nogueira Ferraz-Pereira, Raquel da Silva Aragão, Ana Elisa Toscano, Omar Guzmán-Quevedo, Raul Manhães-de-Castro
The obesity epidemic has been the target of several studies to understand its etiology. The pathophysiological processes that take to obesity generally relate to the rupture of energy balance. This imbalance can result from environmental and/or endogenous events. Among the endogenous events, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which promotes stress response via glucocorticoid activity, is considered a modulator of energy balance. However, it remains controversial whether the increase in plasma levels of glucocorticoids results in a positive or negative energy balance...
April 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431111/correction-of-abnormal-b-cell-subset-distribution-by-interleukin-6-receptor-blockade-in-polymyalgia-rheumatica
#2
Guillermo Carvajal Alegria, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Yves Renaudineau, Alain Saraux, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Divi Cornec
Objectives.: The aim was to study lymphocyte subsets and circulating cytokines at diagnosis of PMR and after tocilizumab monotherapy. Methods.: Eighteen untreated patients with PMR were included in a prospective study and received 3-monthly tocilizumab infusions without glucocorticoids. Lymphocyte subset distribution was assessed by flow cytometry and serum cytokines were assayed by a 34-cytokine array and ELISA, at baseline and during follow-up. Baseline data were also compared with age- and sex-matched controls...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430805/effect-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-ru486-on-mk-801-induced-behavioural-sensitisation
#3
Emilia M Lefevre, Gregory A Medley, Timothy Reeks, Suzy Alexander, Thomas H J Burne, Darryl W Eyles
Stress is known to modulate sensitisation to repeated psychostimulant exposure. However, there is no direct evidence linking glucocorticoids and sensitisation achieved by repeated administration of the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801. We tested the hypothesis that co-administration of RU486, a glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonist, prior to repeated daily MK-801 injections would block the expression of locomotor sensitisation due to its dual effects on corticosterone and dopamine. We employed a repeated MK-801 administration locomotor sensitisation paradigm in male Sprague Dawley rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430429/potential-glucocorticoid-and-mineralocorticoid-effects-of-nine-organophosphate-flame-retardants
#4
Quan Zhang, Jinghua Wang, Jianqiang Zhu, Jing Liu, Meirong Zhao
Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), as alternatives of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), have been frequently detected in the environment and biota, and could pose adverse effects on organisms. However, information on the potential endocrine disruption of OPFRs, especially their effects on steroid hormone receptors, such as glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors (GR/MR), is limited. In this study, the dual-luciferase reporter gene assay via GR/MR and a H295R steroidogenesis assay were employed to evaluate the endocrine disruption of nine OPFRs...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429555/management-of-mineral-and-bone-disorders-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#5
Matthew J Damasiewicz, Peter R Ebeling
The management of post-transplantation bone disease is a complex problem that remains under-appreciated in clinical practice. In these patients, pre-existing metabolic bone disorder is further impacted by the use of immunosuppressive medications (glucocorticoids and calcineurin-inhibitors), variable post-transplantation renal allograft function and post-transplantation diabetes mellitus. The treatment of post-transplantation bone loss should begin pre-transplantation. All patients active on transplant waiting lists should be screened for bone disease...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428441/selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulators-sgrms-delay-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-growth
#6
Jacob Kach, Tiha M Long, Phillip Selman, Eva Y Tonsing-Carter, Maria A Bacalao, Ricardo R Lastra, Larischa de Wet, Shane Comiskey, Marc Gillard, Calvin VanOpstall, Diana C West, Wen-Ching Chan, Donald Vander Griend, Suzanne D Conzen, Russell Z Szmulewitz
Increased glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression and activity following androgen blockade can contribute to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) progression. Therefore, we hypothesized that GR antagonism will have therapeutic benefit in CRPC. However, the FDA-approved nonselective, steroidal GR antagonist, mifepristone, lacks GR specificity, reducing its therapeutic potential. Here we report that two novel non-steroidal and highly selective GR modulators (SGRMs), CORT118335 and CORT108297, have the ability to block GR activity in prostate cancer (PC) and slow CRPC progression...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427205/mns16a-tandem-repeat-minisatellite-of-human-telomerase-gene-functional-studies-in-colorectal-lung-and-prostate-cancer
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Philipp Hofer, Cornelia Zöchmeister, Christian Behm, Stefanie Brezina, Andreas Baierl, Angelina Doriguzzi, Vanita Vanas, Klaus Holzmann, Hedwig Sutterlüty-Fall, Andrea Gsur
MNS16A, a functional polymorphic tandem repeat minisatellite, is located in the promoter region of an antisense transcript of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase gene. MNS16A promoter activity depends on the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) presenting varying numbers of transcription factor binding sites for GATA binding protein 1. Although MNS16A has been investigated in multiple cancer epidemiology studies with incongruent findings, functional data of only two VNTRs (VNTR-243 and VNTR-302) were available thus far, linking the shorter VNTR to higher promoter activity...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424165/suppression-of-b-cell-development-genes-is-key-to-glucocorticoid-efficacy-in-treatment-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Karina Kruth, Mimi Fang, Dawne N Shelton, Ossama Abu-Halawa, Ryan Mahling, Hongxing Yang, Jonathan S Weissman, Mignon L Loh, Markus Müschen, Sarah K Tasian, Michael C Bassik, Martin Kampmann, Miles A Pufall
Glucocorticoids (GCs), including dexamethasone (dex), are a central component of combination chemotherapy for childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). GCs work by activating the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), a ligand-induced transcription factor, which in turn regulates genes that induce leukemic cell death. Which GR-regulated genes are required for GC cytotoxicity, which pathways affect their regulation, and how resistance arises are not well understood. Here we systematically integrate the transcriptional response of B-ALL to GCs with a next-generation shRNA screen to identify GC-regulated "effector" genes that contribute to cell death as well as genes that affect the sensitivity of B-ALL cells to dex...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422753/steroid-metabolome-analysis-reveals-prevalent-glucocorticoid-excess-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Wiebke Arlt, Katharina Lang, Alice J Sitch, Anna S Dietz, Yara Rhayem, Irina Bancos, Annette Feuchtinger, Vasileios Chortis, Lorna C Gilligan, Philippe Ludwig, Anna Riester, Evelyn Asbach, Beverly A Hughes, Donna M O'Neil, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Zaki K Hassan-Smith, D Aled Rees, Christian Adolf, Stefanie Hahner, Marcus Quinkler, Tanja Dekkers, Jaap Deinum, Michael Biehl, Brian G Keevil, Cedric H L Shackleton, Jonathan J Deeks, Axel K Walch, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke
BACKGROUND: Adrenal aldosterone excess is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity. However, adverse metabolic risk in primary aldosteronism extends beyond hypertension, with increased rates of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis, which cannot be easily explained by aldosterone excess. METHODS: We performed mass spectrometry-based analysis of a 24-hour urine steroid metabolome in 174 newly diagnosed patients with primary aldosteronism (103 unilateral adenomas, 71 bilateral adrenal hyperplasias) in comparison to 162 healthy controls, 56 patients with endocrine inactive adrenal adenoma, 104 patients with mild subclinical, and 47 with clinically overt adrenal cortisol excess...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421158/cytotoxicity-of-zardaverine-in-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-from-a-costello-syndrome-patient
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Donna M Cartledge, Katherine M Robbins, Katherine M Drake, Rachel Sternberg, Deborah L Stabley, Karen W Gripp, E Anders Kolb, Katia Sol-Church, Andrew D Napper
Costello syndrome (CS) patients suffer from a very high 10% incidence of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS). As tools to discover targeted therapeutic leads, we used a CS patient-derived ERMS cell line (CS242 ERMS) harboring a homozygous p.G12A mutation in HRAS, and a control cell line derived from the same patient comprising non-malignant CS242 fibroblasts with a heterozygous p.G12A HRAS mutation. A library of 2,000 compounds with known pharmacological activities was screened for their effect on CS242 ERMS cell viability...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419184/mechanisms-for-the-species-difference-between-mouse-and-pig-oocytes-in-their-sensitivity-to-glucorticoids%C3%A2
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Shuai Gong, Guang-Yi Sun, Min Zhang, Hong-Jie Yuan, Shuai Zhu, Guang-Zhong Jiao, Ming-Jiu Luo, Jing-He Tan
Although in vitro exposure to physiological concentrations of glucorticoids did not affect maturation of mouse oocytes, it significantly inhibited nuclear maturation of pig oocytes. Studies on this species difference in oocyte sensitivity to glucocorticoids will contribute to our understanding of how stress/glucocorticoids affect oocytes. This study showed that glucorticoid receptors (NR3C1) were expressed in both oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) of both pigs and mice; however, while cortisol inhibition of oocyte maturation was overcome by NR3C1 inhibitor RU486 in pigs, it could not be relieved by RU486 in mice...
April 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418199/evaluation-of-biological-activity-and-computer-aided-design-of-new-soft-glucocorticoids
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Vladimir Dobričić, Vesna Jaćević, Jelica Vučićević, Katarina Nikolic, Sote Vladimirov, Olivera Čudina
Soft glucocorticoids are compounds that are biotransformed to inactive and non-toxic metabolites and have fewer side effects than traditional glucocorticoids. A new class of 17β-carboxamide steroids has been recently introduced by our group. In this study, local anti-inflammatory activity of these derivatives was evaluated by use of the croton oil-induced ear edema test. Glucocorticoids with the highest maximal edema inhibition (MEI) were pointed out, and the systemic side effects of those with the lowest EC50 values were significantly lower in comparison to dexamethasone...
April 18, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416324/e4bp4-mediates-glucocorticoid-regulated-adipogenesis-through-cox2
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Yang Yang, Hongkui Wei, Tongxing Song, Anle Cai, Yuanfei Zhou, Jie Peng, Siwen Jiang, Jian Peng
Adipogenesis is mediated by glucocorticoids via transcriptional regulation of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) target genes. However, the mechanism by which GR participates in adipogenesis has hitherto been poorly characterized. In this study, E4 promoter-binding protein 4 (E4BP4) was found to have a critical role in adipogenic differentiation of preadipocytes. Gain-of-function and loss-of-function studies revealed that E4BP4 acts as a positive regulator of adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells. E4BP4 was markedly induced by glucocorticoid (dexamethasone) via GR and cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) during adipogenesis...
April 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414132/epigenetic-modification-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-promoter-i7-in-maternally-separated-and-restraint-stressed-rats
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Sung Woo Park, Jung Goo Lee, Mi Kyoung Seo, Nguyen Ngoc Ly, Chan Hong Lee, Hye Yeon Cho, Le Thi Hein, Ah Jeong Choi, Gyung-Mee Kim, Young Hoon Kim
Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) promoter I7 is susceptible to epigenetic changes induced by environmental influences. Early life stress (ELS) has a persistent impact on GR expression, as well as behavior, in adult rodents via epigenetic changes of GR promoter I7. Moreover, various stressors can induce histone modifications in this region during adulthood. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate whether maternally separated (MS) rats exposed to chronic restraint stress (RS) would exhibit histone modifications of GR promoter I7 in the hippocampus...
April 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413431/asian-house-rats-may-facilitate-their-invasive-success-through-suppressing-brown-rats-in-chronic-interaction
#15
Hong-Ling Guo, Hua-Jing Teng, Jin-Hua Zhang, Jian-Xu Zhang, Yao-Hua Zhang
BACKGROUND: The Asian house rat (Rattus tanezumi) and the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) are closely related species and are partially sympatric in southern China. Over the past 20 years, R. tanezumi has significantly expanded northward in China and partially replaced the native brown rat subspecies, R. n. humiliatus. Although invasive species are often more aggressive than native species, we did not observe interspecific physical aggression between R. tanezumi and R. n. humiliatus. Here, we focused on whether or not R...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411834/glucocorticoids-inhibit-wound-healing-novel-mechanism-of-action
#16
Andrzej T Slominski, Michal A Zmijewski
Jozic et al. describe mechanisms of glucocorticoid (GC) downregulation of wound healing by interaction with the membrane bound GC receptor, followed by stimulation of β-catenin and c-myc pathways. Targeting the membrane bound GC receptor or the recently discovered interaction of GC with mineralocorticoid receptors may counteract negative effects of GC on the skin barrier and potentially could serve as a remedy for age-related skin atrophy.
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408351/inhibition-of-heat-shock-protein-90-rescues-glucocorticoid-induced-bone-loss-through-enhancing-bone-formation
#17
Haixiao Chen, Ji Xing, Xinhua Hu, Lihua Chen, Haiyan Lv, Chengyun Xu, Dun Hong, Ximei Wu
Endogenous glucocorticoids (GCs) support normal bone development and bone mass maintenance, whereas long-term exposure to pharmacological dosages of GCs uncouples bone formation and resorption, resulting in GC-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) chaperoning glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling prompts us to speculate that HSP90 plays critical roles in GC-mediated bone formation and GIOP. In the present study, inhibition of HSP90 activity by 17-Demethoxy-17-allyaminogeldanmycin (17-AAG) or knockdown of HSP90 expression by siRNAs attenuated dexamethasone(Dex)-induced GR nuclear accumulation and transcriptional output of GR signaling, whereas overexpression of HSP90α or HSP90β enhanced GR transactivity in C3H10T1/2 cells...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408299/ovarian-hormones-modify-anxiety-behavior-and-glucocorticoid-receptors-after-chronic-social-isolation-stress
#18
Dinah L Ramos-Ortolaza, Raura J Doreste-Mendez, John K Alvarado-Torres, Annelyn Torres-Reveron
Chronic social isolation could lead to a disruption in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in anxiety and depressive-like behaviors but cycling estrogens could modify these behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine if changes in ovarian hormones during the normal cycle could interact with social isolation to alter anxiety and depressive-like behaviors. In parallel, we examined the expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and synaptic vesicle protein synaptophysin in the hippocampus and hypothalamus of Sprague Dawley normal cycling female rats...
April 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405505/medi1873-a-potent-stabilized-hexameric-agonist-of-human-gitr-with-regulatory-t-cell-targeting-potential
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Natalie J Tigue, Lisa Bamber, John Andrews, Samantha Ireland, James Hair, Edward Carter, Sudharsan Sridharan, Jelena Jovanović, D Gareth Rees, Jeremy S Springall, Emilie Solier, Yi-Ming Li, Matthieu Chodorge, David Perez-Martinez, Daniel R Higazi, Michael Oberst, Maureen Kennedy, Chelsea M Black, Li Yan, Martin Schwickart, Shaun Maguire, Jennifer A Cann, Lolke de Haan, Lesley L Young, Tristan Vaughan, Robert W Wilkinson, Ross Stewart
Glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor-related protein (GITR) is part of a system of signals involved in controlling T-cell activation. Targeting and agonizing GITR in mice promotes antitumor immunity by enhancing the function of effector T cells and inhibiting regulatory T cells. Here, we describe MEDI1873, a novel hexameric human GITR agonist comprising an IgG1 Fc domain, a coronin 1A trimerization domain and the human GITRL extracellular domain (ECD). MEDI1873 was optimized through systematic testing of different trimerization domains, aglycosylation of the GITRL ECD and comparison of different Fc isotypes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404850/stress-hormones-epinephrine-and-corticosterone-selectively-modulate-hsv-1-and-hsv-2-productive-infection-in-adult-sympathetic-but-not-sensory-neurons
#20
Angela M Ives, Andrea S Bertke
Herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) infect and establish latency in peripheral neurons, from which they can reactivate to cause recurrent disease throughout the life of the host. Stress is associated with exacerbation of clinical symptoms and induction of recurrences in humans and animal models. The viruses preferentially replicate and establish latency in different subtypes of sensory neurons, as well as in neurons of the autonomic nervous system that are highly responsive to stress hormones. To determine if stress-related hormones modulate productive HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection within sensory and autonomic neurons, we analyzed viral DNA and production of viral progeny after treatment of primary adult murine neuronal cultures with the stress hormones epinephrine and corticosterone...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
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