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Wenting Ai, Min Wu, Lin Chen, Baozhou Jiang, Mian Mu, Lihua Liu, Zuyi Yuan
The effects of ghrelin, a peptide hormone, on atherogenesis are mainly beneficial. This study aimed to investigate whether ghrelin ameliorates atherosclerosis (AS) by preventing endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). AS was induced by a high-fat diet in ApoE(-/-) mice. AS lesions in aortas were detected by Oil-red O staining, and the inner diameter and intima-media thickness (IMT) of the abdominal aorta were analyzed by ultrasonography. The protein expression of the ERS markers 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein, C/EBP homologous protein, and active caspase-12 was detected by western blot analysis...
October 18, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
M Gálfi, M Radács, Zs Molnár, I Budai, G Tóth, A Pósa, K Kupai, Z Szalai, R Szabó, H A Molnár, J Gardi, Ferenc A László, Cs Varga
The effects of ghrelin on vasopressin and oxytocin secretion were studied in 13-14-day cell cultures of isolated rat neurohypophyseal tissue. The vasopressin and oxytocin contents of the supernatant were determined by radioimmunoassay after a 1- or 2-h incubation. Significantly increased levels of vasopressin and oxytocin production were detected in the cell culture media following ghrelin administration, depending on the ghrelin doses. The oxytocin level proved to be more elevated than that of vasopressin...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Saeed Shoar, Alan A Saber, Mohammaed Aladdin, Moataz M Bashah, Mohammed J AlKuwari, Mohamed Rizwan, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Gastric artery embolization (GAE) has recently received attention as a minimally invasive intervention in bariatric setting. AIMS: The current systematic review aimed to gather and categorizes the existing data in the literature regarding bariatric gastric artery manipulation. This will highlight this potential concept as a therapeutic modality. METHODS: A PubMed/Medline search was conducted to identify animal and human studies investigating the effect of gastric artery manipulation on weight, ghrelin, obesity, and tissue adiposity...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Francesco Russo, Guglielmina Chimienti, Michele Linsalata, Caterina Clemente, Antonella Orlando, Giuseppe Riezzo
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin levels and obestatin/ghrelin ratio have been proposed as activity markers in ulcerative colitis, but no data are available in celiac disease (CD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Our aims were as follows: (a) to assess obestatin and ghrelin concentrations in adult active CD patients, diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-d), and healthy controls (HC) in relation to intestinal permeability; (b) to evaluate the ghrelin-obestatin profile in CD patients after a 1-year gluten-free diet (GFD); and (c) to establish the impact of ghrelin genetics...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Blazej Michalski, Przemyslaw Trzcinski, Karolina Kupczynska, Dawid Miskowiec, Lukasz Peczek, Barbara Nawrot, Piotr Lipiec, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the correlation of the selected biomarkers and collagen turn-over indices with advanced echocardiographic parameters among patients with preserved and reduced ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: We included 62 patients with the symptomatic heart failure. The patients were divided in to two groups according to the evaluated ejection fraction (EF - Simpson method): heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) group - 30 patients with low EF - 35-50% (16 male, mean age 54...
October 17, 2016: Cardiology Journal
Federico Sista, Valentina Abruzzese, Marco Clementi, Sergio Carandina, Gianfranco Amicucci
BACKGROUND: The correlation between resected gastric volume (RGV) and neuro-humoral changes (ghrelin and GLP-1) after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and their effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been evaluated. MATERIALS: Ninety-eight patients were divided in two groups: RGV <1200 mL (group A: 53 pts) and RGV >1200 mL (group B: 45 pts). Insulin secretion (insulin area under the curve (AUC)), insulinogenic index (IGI) and insulin-resistance (homeostasis model assessment, HOMAIR) were assessed before and after surgery (at the 3rd day and 6, 12 and 24 months after LSG) using the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Minoru Kihara, Hiroyuki Kaiya, Zin Phyu Win, Yuta Kitajima, Masazumi Nishikawa
Ghrelin exhibits a cardioprotective effect. We examined whether orally administered ghrelin-containing salmon stomach extract (sSE) instead of chemically synthesized ghrelin protects against doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. Mice were divided into four groups: (i) the control, (ii) DOX groups were fed a control diet (AIN-93G), (iii) the sSE, and (iv) DOX + sSE groups were fed a 10% sSE diet (AIN-93G + 10% sSE). After a 4-week pretreatment of sSE, DOX or saline was administered to the corresponding groups by intraperitoneal injection...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Food Science
William L Hasler
Chronic unexplained nausea and vomiting (CUNV) refers to a symptom complex defined by nausea and/or vomiting with normal diagnostic testing, including anatomic assessments (including upper endoscopy) and measures of upper gut function (e.g., gastric emptying testing). Nausea and vomiting in this condition are postulated to result from aberrant peripheral or central neurohumoral activity. A substantial subset of patients satisfies this diagnosis as more than half of individuals referred for scintigraphic testing exhibit normal gastric emptying rates...
October 10, 2016: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Sedigheh Babaei, Alberto Sáez, Albert Caballero-Solares, Felipe Fernández, Isabel V Baanante, Isidoro Metón
Endocrine factors released from the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, adipose tissue and other peripheral organs mediate the regulation of food intake. Although many studies have evaluated the effect of fed-to-starved transition on the expression of appetite-related genes, little is known about how the expression of appetite-regulating peptides is regulated by the macronutrient composition of the diet. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of diet composition and nutritional status on the expression of four peptides involved in food intake control in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata): neuropeptide Y (NPY), ghrelin, cholecystokinin (CCK) and leptin...
October 7, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Nickolas Kipshidze, Anaka Prakash, Nodar Kipshidze, David Chakhunashvili, Zurab Kakabadze
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of obesity is characterized by both early and late complications, and thus, there is a need to develop safe and non-invasive techniques. Ghrelin is an orexigenic hormone produced by the fundus of the stomach, which may represent a novel target for obesity management. Unfortunately, numerous attempts to alter ghrelin levels have failed to present significant clinical results. We describe a novel procedure that involves modifying arterial blood flow to the gastric fundus for limiting plasma ghrelin levels...
October 8, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Ben E Paxton, Aravind Arepally, Christopher L Alley, Charles Y Kim
PURPOSE: To assess whether the number of fundal arteries embolized and use of gastroprotective agents have an impact on ghrelin suppression and gastric ulceration rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two healthy, growing swine (mean, 38.4 kg; range, 30.3-47.0 kg) were evaluated. Six control swine underwent a sham procedure. Gastric embolization was performed by the infusion of 40-µm microspheres selectively into some or all gastric arteries supplying the gastric fundus...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Chika Kasai, Kazushi Sugimoto, Isao Moritani, Junichiro Tanaka, Yumi Oya, Hidekazu Inoue, Masahiko Tameda, Katsuya Shiraki, Masaaki Ito, Yoshiyuki Takei, Kojiro Takase
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and eradication therapy have been known to influence gastric ghrelin and leptin secretion, which may lead to weight gain. However, the exact relationship between plasma ghrelin/leptin levels and H. pylori infection has remained controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate plasma ghrelin and leptin levels in H. pylori-positive and -negative patients, to compare the two levels of the hormones before and after H. pylori eradication, and to examine the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and active ghrelin or leptin levels, as well as that between atrophic pattern and active ghrelin or leptin levels...
October 4, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Shota Takemi, Ichiro Sakata, Auvijit Saha Apu, Shinji Tsukahara, Satowa Yahashi, Goro Katsuura, Fumihiro Iwashige, Atsushi Akune, Akio Inui, Takafumi Sakai
Ghrelin was first isolated from human and rat as an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R). In the present study, we determined the ghrelin cDNA sequence of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), a small-bodied New World monkey, and investigated the distribution of ghrelin-producing cells in the gastrointestinal tract and localization profiles with somatostatin-producing cells. The marmoset ghrelin cDNA coding region was 354 base pairs, and showed high homology to that in human, rhesus monkey, and mouse...
October 2016: Zoological Science
Valéria Leme Gonçalves Panissa, Ursula Ferreira Julio, Felipe Hardt, Carolina Kurashima, Fábio Santos Lira, Monica Yuri Takito, Emerson Franchini
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of exercise intensity on appetite control: relative energy intake (energy intake minus the energy expenditure of exercise; REI), hunger scores, and appetite-regulating hormones in men and women. Eleven men and 9 women were submitted to 4 experimental sessions: high-intensity intermittent all-out exercise (HIIE-A) for 60 × 8 s interspersed by 12 s of passive recovery; high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) at 100% of maximal load attained in incremental test; steady-state exercise at 60% of maximal load, matched by work done; and a control session...
July 7, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Faranak Azizzadeh, Javad Mahmoodi, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Fereshteh Farajdokht, Gisou Mohaddes
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin is a peptide with attenuating effect on inflammatory pain. Both anti- and pro-inflammatory mediators have a role in the nociception and development of pain and hyperalgesia. IL-10 and TGF-β are anti-inflammatory cytokines and inhibit the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines related to peripheral and central inflammatory pain. In this study, the effects of i.p. injection of ghrelin on the early and the late phases of pain, as well as serum levels of IL-10 and TGF-β, as anti-inflammatory cytokines, were investigated in formalin-induced pain in male rats...
October 5, 2016: Iranian Biomedical Journal
A Trivedi, S Babic, M Heiman, W T Gibson, J-P Chanoine
Acylation of ghrelin is mediated by ghrelin O-acyltansferase (GOAT). Exogenous acylated ghrelin (AG) stimulates growth hormone (GH) and food intake. In non-pregnant (NP) animals, the GOAT-ghrelin-GH axis prevents hypoglycemia caused by caloric restriction (CR). In humans, maternal malnutrition challenges glucose metabolism, which is a key determinant of fetal health. To clarify the role of AG and GH, we compared effects of CR on the GOAT-ghrelin-GH axis in pregnant (P) and NP mice. C57BL/6 wild type (WT) and GOAT knock-out (KO) P and NP mice were freely fed (FF) or subjected to 50% CR for one week...
October 4, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
P Schüssler, M Kluge, W Gamringer, T C Wetter, A Yassouridis, M Uhr, R Rupprecht, A Steiger
We reported previously that repetitive intravenous injections of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) around sleep onset prompt depression-like changes in certain sleep and endocrine activity parameters (e.g. decrease of slow-wave sleep during the second half of the night, blunted growth hormone peak, elevated cortisol concentration during the first half of the night). Furthermore a sexual dimorphism of the sleep-endocrine effects of the hormones growth hormone-releasing hormone and ghrelin was observed. In the present placebo-controlled study we investigated the effect of pulsatile administration of 4×50μg CRH on sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) and nocturnal cortisol and GH concentration in young healthy women...
September 28, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Mesfin Yimam, Ping Jiao, Mei Hong, Lidia Brownell, Young-Chul Lee, Eu-Jin Hyun, Hyun-Jin Kim, Tae-Woo Kim, Jeong-Bum Nam, Mi-Ran Kim, Qi Jia
Background. Obesity and its comorbidities continue to challenge the world at an alarming rate. Although the long term solution lies on lifestyle changes in the form of dieting and exercising, drug, medical food, or dietary supplement interventions are required for those who are already obese. Here we describe a standardized blend composed of extracts from three medicinal plants: Morus alba, Yerba mate, and Magnolia officinalis for appetite suppression and metabolic disorders management. Method. Extracts were standardized to yield a composition designated as UP601...
2016: Journal of Obesity
Yumi Takemura, Masaya Sasaki, Kenichi Goto, Azusa Takaoka, Akiko Ohi, Mika Kurihara, Naoko Nakanishi, Yasutaka Nakano, Jun Hanaoka
This study aimed to investigate the energy metabolism of patients with lung cancer and the relationship between energy metabolism and proinflammatory cytokines. Twenty-eight patients with lung cancer and 18 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. The nutritional status upon admission was analyzed using nutritional screening tools and laboratory tests. The resting energy expenditure and respiratory quotient were measured using indirect calorimetry, and the predicted resting energy expenditure was calculated using the Harris-Benedict equation...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
Tobias Hofmann, Ulf Elbelt, Verena Haas, Anne Ahnis, Burghard F Klapp, Matthias Rose, Andreas Stengel
While physical hyperactivity represents a frequent symptom of anorexia nervosa and may have a deleterious impact on the course of the disease, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Since several food intake-regulatory hormones affect physical activity, the aim of the study was to investigate the association of physical activity with novel candidate hormones (kisspeptin, ghrelin, oxyntomodulin, orexin-A, FGF-21, R-spondin-1) possibly involved in patients with anorexia nervosa. Associations with psychometric parameters and body composition were also assessed...
September 28, 2016: Appetite
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