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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811704/gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-peptides-amines-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Magdy El-Salhy, Tefera Solomon, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic recurrent condition whose etiology is unknown, and it includes ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and microscopic colitis. These three diseases differ in clinical manifestations, courses, and prognoses. IBD reduces the patients' quality of life and is an economic burden to both the patients and society. Interactions between the gastrointestinal (GI) neuroendocrine peptides/amines (NEPA) and the immune system are believed to play an important role in the pathophysiology of IBD...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811646/pafah1b1-haploinsufficiency-disrupts-gaba-neurons-and-synaptic-e-i-balance-in-the-dentate-gyrus
#2
Matthew T Dinday, Kelly M Girskis, Sunyoung Lee, Scott C Baraban, Robert F Hunt
Hemizygous mutations in the human gene encoding platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase IB subunit alpha (Pafah1b1), also called Lissencephaly-1, can cause classical lissencephaly, a severe malformation of cortical development. Children with this disorder suffer from deficits in neuronal migration, severe intellectual disability, intractable epilepsy and early death. While many of these features can be reproduced in Pafah1b1(+/-) mice, the impact of Pafah1b1(+/-) on the function of individual subpopulations of neurons and ultimately brain circuits is largely unknown...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810643/occludin-downregulation-in-high-glucose-is-regulated-by-sstr2-via-the-vegf-nrp1-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rf-6a-cells
#3
Mengling Li, Shuaiwei Wang, Songjiang Wang, Lei Zhang, Dongdong Wu, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Jun Wang
Occludin is a tight junction protein that forms the permeability barrier, which is typically disturbed in ischemic associated diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) in RF/6A cells is involved in the modulation of the downregulation of occludin induced by high glucose, and to evaluate the implicated molecules. RF/6A cells were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium and treated with 0 or 30 mM D-glucose. SSTR2 agonist octreotide (OCT), OCT with SSTR2 antagonist cycle-somatostatin (c-SOM) and neuropilin 1 (NRP1) inhibitor ATWLPPR, respectively, were administered to RF/6A cells under high glucose conditions...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806247/glomus-tumor-of-the-neck-detected-with-99mtc-edda-hynic-toc
#4
Neva Girotto, Tatjana Bogović-Crnčić, Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković, Petra Valković-Zujić
A 54-year-old woman was referred to thyroid evaluation because of a lump on the left side of the neck. Ultrasound exam did not show any thyroid abnormality, but highly perfused nodule at the left common carotid artery bifurcation was found. Because of the specific location, somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with Tc EDDA HYNIC-TOC was performed, starting with perfusion images and followed with SPECT/CT imaging at 2 and 4 hours. Well-perfused nodule with intensive accumulation and no other visible pathology in the body raised suspicion of a glomus tumor, consistent with MR exam performed later...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802836/neocortical-prodynorphin-expression-is-transiently-increased-with-learning-implications-for-time-and-learning-dependent-neocortical-kappa-opioid-receptor-activation
#5
Ryan Loh, Sean Collins, Roberto Galvez
There are several lines of evidence that indicate a prominent role for the opioid system in the acquisition and consolidation of learned associations. Specifically, kappa opioid receptor (KOR) modulation has been demonstrated to alter various behavioral tasks including whisker trace eyeblink conditioning (WTEB). WTEB is an associative conditioning paradigm in which a neutral conditioned stimulus (CS; Whisker stimulation) is paired following a short stimulus free trace interval with a salient unconditioned stimulus that elicits a blink response (US; Eye shock)...
August 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800359/the-selective-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibitor-byl719-as-a-novel-therapeutic-option-for-neuroendocrine-tumors-results-from-multiple-cell-line-models
#6
Svenja Nölting, Jakob Rentsch, Helma Freitag, Katharina Detjen, Franziska Briest, Markus Möbs, Victoria Weissmann, Britta Siegmund, Christoph J Auernhammer, Elke Tatjana Aristizabal Prada, Michael Lauseker, Ashley Grossman, Samantha Exner, Christian Fischer, Carsten Grötzinger, Jörg Schrader, Patricia Grabowski
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The therapeutic options for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are limited. As PI3K signaling is often activated in NETs, we have assessed the effects of selective PI3Kp110α inhibition by the novel agent BYL719 on cell viability, colony formation, apoptosis, cell cycle, signaling pathways, differentiation and secretion in pancreatic (BON-1, QGP-1) and pulmonary (H727) NET cell lines. METHODS: Cell viability was investigated by WST-1 assay, colony formation by clonogenic assay, apoptosis by caspase3/7 assay, the cell cycle by FACS, cell signaling by Western blot analysis, expression of chromogranin A and somatostatin receptors 1/2/5 by RT-qPCR, and chromogranin A secretion by ELISA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798226/image-guided-combination-of-177-lu-dotatate-and-capecitabine-peptide-receptor-chemoradionuclide-therapy-in-metastatic-mediastinal-paraganglioma
#7
Abhiram G Ashwathanarayana, Chinmoy K Biswal, Ashwani Sood, Ashwin S Parihar, Rakesh Kapoor, Bhagwant R Mittal
The peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) targets highly expressed somatostatin receptors (SSTR) shown on SSTR imaging in well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) with stable or partial response in majority of inoperable/metastatic NETs patients. However NETs showing increased FDG uptake carry the poor outcome with limited treatment options and role of PRRT is still unclear. Here is a case of young male patient of mediastinal paraganglioma and extensive metastatic disease showing avidity both on SSTR and FDG imaging...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795288/novel-agents-in-the-treatment-of-thymic-malignancies
#8
REVIEW
Claire Merveilleux du Vignaux, Jean-Michel Maury, Nicolas Girard
The management of thymic tumours is a paradigm of multidisciplinary collaboration. Chemotherapy may be administered part of curative-intent sequential strategy integrating subsequent surgery or radiotherapy, or as an exclusive treatment if local treatment is not achievable. Recurrences of thymic epithelial tumors should be managed according to the same strategy as newly diagnosed tumors. Given the limited activity of cytotoxic agents in the advanced, refractory setting, novel and innovative agents are needed...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791439/metabolic-crosstalk-between-fatty-pancreas-and-fatty-liver-effects-on-local-inflammation-and-insulin-secretion
#9
Felicia Gerst, Robert Wagner, Gabriele Kaiser, Madhura Panse, Martin Heni, Jürgen Machann, Malte N Bongers, Tina Sartorius, Bence Sipos, Falko Fend, Christian Thiel, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer, Norbert Stefan, Andreas Fritsche, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Susanne Ullrich, Dorothea Siegel-Axel
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Obesity-linked ectopic fat accumulation is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. Whether pancreatic and liver steatosis impairs insulin secretion is controversial. We examined the crosstalk of human pancreatic fat cells with islets and the role of diabetogenic factors, i.e. palmitate and fetuin-A, a hepatokine released from fatty liver. METHODS: Human pancreatic resections were immunohistochemically stained for insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and the macrophage/monocyte marker CD68...
August 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789624/hedgehog-inhibitor-sonidegib-potentiates-177-lu-octreotate-therapy-of-got1-human-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-nude-mice
#10
Johan Spetz, Britta Langen, Nils Rudqvist, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Ola Nilsson, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
BACKGROUND: (177)Lu-octreotate can be used to treat somatostatin receptor expressing neuroendocrine tumors. It is highly effective in animal models, but clinical studies have so far only demonstrated low cure rates. Hedgehog inhibitors have shown therapeutic effect as monotherapy in neuroendocrine tumor model systems and might be one option to enhance the efficacy of (177)Lu-octreotate therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the therapeutic effect of combination therapy using (177)Lu-octreotate and the Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor sonidegib...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776139/catching-the-zebra-clinical-pearls-and-pitfalls-for-the-successful-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
#11
REVIEW
Aaron H Mendelson, Mark Donowitz
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) results from an ectopic gastrin-secreting tumor leading to peptic ulcer disease, reflux, and chronic diarrhea. While early recognition portends an excellent prognosis with >80% survival at 15 years, symptoms are often nonspecific making the diagnosis difficult to establish. Diagnosis involves a series of tests, including fasting gastrin, gastric pH, chromogranin A, and secretin stimulation. Performing these tests in the correct sequence and at the proper time is essential to avoid inaccurate results...
August 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775205/therapy-related-hematological-malignancies-after-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177-lu-dota-octreotate-incidence-course-predicting-factors-in-patients-with-gep-nets
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Hendrik Bergsma, Kirsten van Lom, Mark Konijnenberg, Boen Kam, Jaap Teunissen, Wouter de Herder, Eric Krenning, Dik Kwekkeboom
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) may induce long-term toxicity to the bone marrow (BM). The aim of this study was to analyze persistent dysfunction of the hematopoietic system after PRRT with (177)Lu-DOTATATE in patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Methods: The incidence and course of persistent hematological dysfunction (PHD) was analyzed in 274 (=GEP-NET) out of 367 patients with somatostatin receptor-positive tumors. PHD was defined as diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) or otherwise unexplained cytopenia (for more than 6 months)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775202/pet-mr-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-hormone-producing-pituitary-micro-adenoma-a-prospective-pilot-study
#13
Hao Wang, Bo Hou, Lin Lu, Ming Feng, Jie Zang, Shaobo Yao, Feng Feng, Renzhi Wang, Fang Li, Zhaohui Zhu
Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR), using (18)F-FDG and (68)Ga-DOTATATE as tracers, in the detection of hormone-producing pituitary micro-adenoma, where diagnosis is difficult using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone. Methods: A total of 37 patients with elevated hormone levels were recruited, including 19 patients with undiagnosable primary pituitary tumors and 18 patients with suspected recurrent pituitary adenomas (PAs). Patients underwent (18)F-FDG PET/MR and (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/MR within one week...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767081/new-insights-in-the-design-of-bioactive-peptides-and-chelating-agents-for-imaging-and-therapy-in-oncology
#14
REVIEW
Anna Lucia Tornesello, Luigi Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello, Franco Maria Buonaguro
Many synthetic peptides have been developed for diagnosis and therapy of human cancers based on their ability to target specific receptors on cancer cell surface or to penetrate the cell membrane. Chemical modifications of amino acid chains have significantly improved the biological activity, the stability and efficacy of peptide analogues currently employed as anticancer drugs or as molecular imaging tracers. The stability of somatostatin, integrins and bombesin analogues in the human body have been significantly increased by cyclization and/or insertion of non-natural amino acids in the peptide sequences...
August 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764761/abnormalities-in-ileal-stem-neurogenin-3-and-enteroendocrine-cells-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#15
Magdy El-Salhy, Odd Helge Gilja
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether the densities of stem- and enteroendocrine cell progenitors are abnormal in the ileum of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and whether any abnormalities in ileal enteroendocrine cells are correlated with abnormalities in stem cells and enteroendocrine cell progenitors. METHODS: One hundred and one IBS patients covering all IBS subtypes were recruited, and 39 non-IBS subjects were included as a control group. The patients and controls underwent standard colonoscopies, during which biopsy specimens were obtained from the ileum...
August 1, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762950/pasireotide-is-more-effective-than-octreotide-alone-or-combined-with-everolimus-on-human-meningioma-in-vitro
#16
Thomas Graillon, David Romano, Céline Defilles, Christophe Lisbonis, Alexandru Saveanu, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Pierre-Hugues Roche, Stéphane Fuentes, Olivier Chinot, Henry Dufour, Anne Barlier
Pasireotide is a somatostatin analog (SSA) that targets somatostatin receptor subtype 1 (SST1), SST2, SST3, and SST5 with a high affinity. Pasireotide has a better antisecretory effect in acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and neuroendocrine tumors than octreotide. In this study, we compared the effects of pasireotide to those of octreotide in vitro on meningioma primary cell cultures, both alone and in combination with the mTOR inhibitor everolimus. Significant mRNA expression levels of SST1, SST2, and SST5 were observed in 40...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762133/origins-and-neurochemical-characteristics-of-porcine-intervertebral-disc-sympathetic-innervation-a-preliminary-report
#17
Monika Barczewska, Judyta Juranek, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Intervertebral disc diseases (IVDDs) form a group of a vertebral column disorders affecting a large number of people worldwide. It is estimated that approximately 30% of individuals at the age of 35 and approximately 90% of individuals at the age of 60 and above will have some form of disc-affecting pathological changes leading to disc herniation, prolapse and degeneration as well as discogenic pain. Here, we aimed to establish the origins and neurochemical characteristics of porcine intervertebral disc sympathetic innervation involved in pain signalling in IVDD patients...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761041/modified-western-blotting-for-insulin-and-other-diabetes-associated-peptide-hormones
#18
Naoyuki Okita, Yoshikazu Higami, Fumio Fukai, Masaki Kobayashi, Miku Mitarai, Takao Sekiya, Takashi Sasaki
Now, the quantification of proinsulin/insulin contents within organisms tends to be evaluated only by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), although assessing the adequacy of results by some quantification method is important. Remarkably, few scientific papers use detection by Western blotting (WB), another immunological assay, of proinsulin/insulin. We found two problems with quantification of insulin and proinsulin by general WB: the shape of an insulin band in gel electrophoresis is distorted, and the retention potency to a blotting membrane of the peptide hormones (mainly insulin) is low...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760239/imaging-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-indications-interpretations-limits-and-pitfalls
#19
REVIEW
Run Yu, Ashley Wachsman
Imaging is critical in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). NETs share common imaging features, but each type exhibits unique features. Computed tomography scans or MRI of the abdomen is used to assess tumor burden routinely. Functional imaging with octreotide scan or gallium-68 somatostatin analog PET is used selectively to confirm diagnosis and guide therapy. Clinicians and radiologists should be familiar with the indications and interpretations of imaging modalities. Novel functional imaging modalities likely will be developed to detect small NETs, predict prognosis, guide therapeutic choices, and design novel therapies...
September 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759785/in%C3%A2-vitro-cleavage-of-bioactive-peptides-by-peptidases-from-bothrops-jararaca-venom-and-its-neutralization-by-bothropic-antivenom-produced-by-butantan-institute-major-contribution-of-serine-peptidases
#20
Alexandre Kazuo Kuniyoshi, Roberto Tadashi Kodama, Luis Henrique Ferreira Moraes, Bruno Duzzi, Leo Kei Iwai, Ismael Feitosa Lima, Daniela Cajado-Carvalho, Fernanda Vieira Portaro
In Brazil, envenomation by Bothrops pitvipers is responsible for over 73% of snakebites, and their venom is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes. Most studies have demonstrated that Bothrops jararaca venom acts on macromolecular substrates, causing an imbalance in the victim's hemostatic system. In contrast, fewer studies have examined the proteolytic activity on small molecules such as peptides. In this study, we used a set of bioactive peptides (insulin B chain, Met-enkephalin, Leu-enkephalin, neuropeptide Y, peptide YY, pancreatic polypeptide, substance P and somatostatin) to identify new peptide substrates for the metallopeptidases and serine peptidases from the B...
July 28, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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