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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634534/etiological-factors-of-short-stature-in-children-and-adolescents-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-egypt
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Almontaser Hussein, Hekma Farghaly, Eman Askar, Kotb Metwalley, Khaled Saad, Asmaa Zahran, Hisham A Othman
BACKGROUND: Accurate anthropometric measurements and critical analysis of growth data allow the clinician to promptly recognize children with short stature. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of etiological factors causing short stature among children referred to the pediatric endocrinology clinic of Assiut University Children's Hospital, the main tertiary care center in Upper Egypt. METHODS: We conducted this descriptive observational study from May 2012 to December 2015, to analyze 637 children (boys 354, girls 283) with short stature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634491/more-favorable-metabolic-impact-of-three-times-weekly-versus-daily-growth-hormone-treatment-in-na%C3%A3-ve-gh-deficient-children
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Alessandro Ciresi, Floriana Cicciò, Stefano Radellini, Valentina Guarnotta, Anna Maria Calcaterra, Carla Giordano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether two different regimens of weekly injections could lead to similar auxological and metabolic effects in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). DESIGN: 32 GHD children (25 males, mean age 10.5 ± 2.2 yr) were randomly assigned to receive daily (group A, 16 patients) or TIW (group B, 16 patients) GHT for 12 months. METHODS: Auxological parameters, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), glucose and insulin during OGTT, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), lipid profile, the oral disposition index (DIo), the homeostasis model assessment estimate of insulin resistance (Homa-IR), and the insulin sensitivity index (ISI)...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631319/herbivory-induced-jasmonates-constrain-plant-sugar-accumulation-and-growth-by-antagonizing-gibberellin-signaling-and-not-by-promoting-secondary-metabolite-production
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Ricardo A R Machado, Ian T Baldwin, Matthias Erb
Plants respond to herbivory by reconfiguring hormonal networks, increasing secondary metabolite production and decreasing growth. Furthermore, some plants display a decrease in leaf energy reserves in the form of soluble sugars and starch, leading to the hypothesis that herbivory-induced secondary metabolite production and growth reduction may be linked through a carbohydrate-based resource trade-off. In order to test the above hypothesis, we measured leaf carbohydrates and plant growth in seven genetically engineered Nicotiana attenuata genotypes that are deficient in one or several major herbivore-induced, jasmonate-dependent defensive secondary metabolites and proteins...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627423/severe-developmental-timing-defects-in-the-prothoracicotropic-hormone-ptth-deficient-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Miwa Uchibori-Asano, Takumi Kayukawa, Hideki Sezutsu, Tetsuro Shinoda, Takaaki Daimon
The insect neuropeptide prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) triggers the biosynthesis and release of the molting hormone ecdysone in the prothoracic gland (PG), thereby controlling the timing of molting and metamorphosis. Despite the well-documented physiological role of PTTH and its signaling pathway in the PG, it is not clear whether PTTH is an essential hormone for ecdysone biosynthesis and development. To address this question, we established and characterized a PTTH knockout line in the silkworm, Bombyx mori...
June 13, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626954/isolated-growth-hormone-deficiency-due-to-the-r183h-mutation-in-gh1-clinical-analysis-of-a-four-generation-family
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Catalina Cabrera-Salcedo, Amy S Shah, Melissa Andrew, Leah Tyzinski, Vivian Hwa, Iris Gutmark-Little, Philippe Backeljauw, Andrew Dauber
The R183H mutation in the growth hormone gene (GH1) is a well-described genetic variant that causes autosomal dominant isolated growth hormone deficiency (IGHD) type II. Previous studies have demonstrated that individuals with this mutation have releasable growth hormone (GH) stores, but such release is severely impaired. Hess et al. reported variable height deficits (-4.5 to -1.0 SDS), variable IGF-I concentrations (-2.9 to -0.8 SDS), and low but detectable, or even normal stimulated peak GH in several patients with the R183H mutation...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620410/transcriptome-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-induced-by-low-and-high-potassium-levels-provides-insight-into-fruit-sugar-metabolism-of-pear
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Changwei Shen, Jie Wang, Xiaoqian Shi, Yalong Kang, Changyan Xie, Lirun Peng, Caixia Dong, Qirong Shen, Yangchun Xu
Potassium (K) deficiency is a common abiotic stress that can inhibit the growth of fruit and thus reduce crop yields. Little research has been conducted on pear transcriptional changes under low and high K conditions. Here, we performed an experiment with 7-year-old pot-grown "Huangguan" pear trees treated with low, Control or high K levels (0, 0.4, or 0.8 g·K2O/kg soil, respectively) during fruit enlargement and mature stages. We identified 36,444 transcripts from leaves and fruit using transcriptome sequencing technology...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611730/exploiting-nanobodies-in-the-detection-and-quantification-of-human-growth-hormone-via-phage-sandwich-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay
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Hossam Murad, Jana Mir Assaad, Rasha Al-Shemali, Abdul Qader Abbady
BACKGROUND: Monitoring blood levels of human growth hormone (hGH) in most children with short stature deficiencies is crucial for taking a decision of treatment with extended course of daily and expensive doses of recombinant hGH (rhGH or Somatropin(®)). Besides, misusing of rhGH by sportsmen is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and thus sensitive GH-detecting methods are highly welcome in this field. Nanobodies are the tiniest antigen-binding entity derived from camel heavy chain antibodies...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610460/vitamin-d-levels-in-newborns-and-association-with-neonatal-hypocalcemia
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Büşra Yılmaz, Canan Aygün, Erhan Çetinoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D has many important functions in our body. Especially in intrauterine and early infancy periods, Vitamin D plays a major role in bone development, growth, and the maturation of tissues such as lung and brain. Fetus is dependent on the mother in terms of Vitamin D and maternal Vitamin D deficiency results in a Vitamin D deficient newborn. The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of Vitamin D in newborns and to investigate the association between Vitamin D status of the baby and neonatal hypocalcemia...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607957/analysis-of-patient-outcomes-following-proton-radiation-therapy-for-retinoblastoma
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Kent W Mouw, Beow Y Yeap, Paul Caruso, Aaron Fay, Madhusmita Misra, Roshan V Sethi, Shannon M MacDonald, Yen-Lin Chen, Nancy J Tarbell, Torunn I Yock, Suzanne K Freitag, John E Munzenrider, Eric Grabowski, Michelle Katz, Karen Kuhlthau, Dawn DeCastro, Gena Heidary, Jessica Ciralsky, Shizuo Mukai, Helen A Shih
PURPOSE: Proton radiotherapy (PRT) is used in the treatment of retinoblastoma (RB) and has the potential to minimize exposure of normal tissue to radiation and thus decrease risk of toxicity and second malignancies. However, comprehensive analyses of long-term patient outcomes are not available. METHODS: RB patients treated with PRT at our institution between 1986 and 2012 were invited to return for participation in a study designed to assess long-term outcomes...
January 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606615/oral-glucose-stimulated-growth-hormone-gh-test-in-adult-gh-deficiency-patients-and-controls-potential-utility-of-a-novel-test
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Lara Pena-Bello, Teresa Seoane-Pillado, Susana Sangiao-Alvarellos, Elena Outeiriño-Blanco, Barbara Varela-Rodriguez, Paula Juiz-Valiña, María Cordido, Fernando Cordido
CONTEXT: The diagnosis of adult GH deficiency requires confirmation with a GH stimulation test. Oral glucose (OG) administration affects GH secretion, initially decreasing and subsequently stimulating GH secretion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic efficacy and safety of a long OG test (LOGT) as a stimulus of GH secretion for the diagnosis of adult GH deficiency (AGHD). DESIGN: Prospective experimental cross-sectional study...
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606051/comparison-of-bone-mineral-density-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-and-x-linked-agammaglobulinaemia-patients
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Ali Mohebbi, Gholamreza Azizi, Naeimeh Tavakolinia, Mehdi Karimipour, Fatemeh Kiaee, Reza Yazdani, Sareh Sadat Ebrahimi, Hosein Rafiemanesh, Vahid Ziaee, Hassan Abolhassani, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Farzaneh Abbasi, Fatemeh Sayarifard, Mehran Ebrahimi, Javad Tafaroji
BACKGROUND: Primary antibody deficiency (PAD) is the most common group of primary immunodeficiency disorders, resulting from different defects in development and function of B cell lineage. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) are two of the major types of PADs. Optimal growth and subsequently bone health could potentially compromise due to the interference of several factors in PAD with childhood onset. In the present study, our aim was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) of patients with CVID and XLA...
June 11, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600880/klotho-lacks-a-fgf23-independent-role-in-mineral-homeostasis
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Olena Andrukhova, Jessica Bayer, Christiane Schüler, Ute Zeitz, Sathish K Murali, Sibel Ada, Jose M Alvarez-Pez, Alina Smorodchenko, Reinhold G Erben
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone regulating vitamin D hormone production and renal handling of minerals by signaling through a FGF receptor/αKlotho (Klotho) receptor complex. Whether Klotho has FGF23-independent effects on mineral homeostasis is a controversial issue. Here, we aimed to shed more light on this controversy by comparing male and female triple knockout mice with simultaneous deficiency in Fgf23 and Klotho and a nonfunctioning vitamin D receptor (VDR) (Fgf23/Klotho/VDR) with double (Fgf23/VDR, Klotho/VDR, and Fgf23/Klotho) and single Fgf23, Klotho and VDR mutants...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596789/relationship-between-igf-i-concentration-and-metabolic-profile-in-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-the-influence-of-children-s-nutritional-state-as-well-as-the-ghrelin-leptin-adiponectin-and-resistin-serum-concentrations
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Renata Stawerska, Joanna Smyczyńska, Maciej Hilczer, Andrzej Lewiński
BACKGROUND: Some, however not all, children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) reveal a tendency towards metabolic disorders. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is the main mediator of GH anabolic effects. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare ghrelin, adiponectin, leptin, resistin, lipid, glucose, and insulin concentrations in GHD children, depending on the IGF-I bioavailability. METHODS: The analysis comprised 26 children with GHD, aged 5...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595133/nonclinical-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-characterisation-of-somapacitan-a-reversible-non-covalent-albumin-binding-growth-hormone
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Peter Thygesen, Henrik Sune Andersen, Carsten Behrens, Johannes Josef Fels, Leif Nørskov-Lauritsen, Christian Rischel, Nils Langeland Johansen
OBJECTIVE: Somapacitan is an albumin-binding growth hormone derivative intended for once weekly administration, currently in clinical development for treatment of adult as well as juvenile GH deficiency. Nonclinical in vivo pharmacological characterisation of somapacitan was performed to support the clinical trials. Here we present the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of somapacitan in rats, minipigs, and cynomolgus monkeys. METHODS: Pharmacokinetic studies investigating exposure, absorption, clearance, and bioavailability after single intravenous (i...
May 24, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593555/genetic-analysis-of-irf6-a-gene-involved-in-craniofacial-midline-formation-in-relation-to-pituitary-and-facial-morphology-of-patients-with-idiopathic-growth-hormone-deficiency
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Eline Starink, Anita C S Hokken-Koelega, Theo J Visser, Janneke Baan, Robin P Peeters, Laura C G de Graaff
INTRODUCTION: Growth hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland, which forms part of the craniofacial midline. IRF6 encodes a transcription factor involved in the development of the craniofacial midline and mutations in IRF6 are known to disturb craniofacial development. Craniofacial and pituitary development are closely related. After whole exome sequencing revealed a new mutation in IRF6 in a family with Idiopathic Growth Hormone Deficiency (IGHD), we screened the remainder of our IGHD cohort for mutations in this gene and related their genotypes to pituitary and craniofacial morphology...
June 7, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591479/hypothalamic-hamartoma-with-epilepsy-review-of-endocrine-comorbidity
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Victor S Harrison, Oliver Oatman, John F Kerrigan
The most common, and usually the only, endocrine disturbance in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) and epilepsy is central precocious puberty (CPP). The mechanism for CPP associated with HH may relate to ectopic generation and pulsatile release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the HH, but this remains an unproven hypothesis. Possible regulators of GnRH release that are intrinsic to HH tissue include the following: (1) glial factors (such as transforming growth factor α[TGFα) and (2) γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated excitation...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588004/long-term-follow-up-of-a-case-with-proprotein-convertase1-3-deficiency-transient-diabetes-mellitus-with-intervening-diabetic-ketoacidosis-during-growth-hormone-therapy
#17
Nazlı Gonc, Alev Ozon, Ayfer Alikasifoglu, Nurgun Kandemir
Proprotein convertase 1/3 deficiency is a very rare disease characterized by severe intractable diarrhea in the first years of life, followed by obesity and several hormonal deficiencies later. Diabetes mellitus requiring insulin treatment and diabetic ketoacidosis have not been reported before in this disorder. We herein present a girl with proprotein convertase 1/3 deficiency who has been followed from birth to 17 years of age. She developed deficiencies of all pituitary hormones over time as well diabetes mellitus while receiving growth hormone therapy...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587634/sinapic-acid-or-its-derivatives-interfere-with-abscisic-acid-homeostasis-during-arabidopsis-thaliana-seed-germination
#18
Baodi Bi, Jingliang Tang, Shuang Han, Jinggong Guo, Yuchen Miao
BACKGROUND: Sinapic acid and its esters have broad functions in different stages of seed germination and plant development and are thought to play a role in protecting against ultraviolet irradiation. To better understand the interactions between sinapic acid esters and seed germination processes in response to various stresses, we analyzed the role of the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) in the regulation of sinapic acid esters involved in seed germination and early seedling growth...
June 6, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587427/mri-features-of-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-children-with-short-stature-caused-by-pituitary-lesions
#19
Chao Xu, Xinxian Zhang, Lina Dong, Bin Zhu, Tao Xin
We verified the advantages of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for improving the diagnostic quality of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in children with short stature caused by pituitary lesions. Clinical data obtained from 577 GHD patients with short stature caused by pituitary lesions were retrospectively analyzed. There were 354 cases (61.3%) with anterior pituitary dysplasia; 45 cases (7.8%) of pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS); 15 cases (2.6%) of pituitary hyperplasia due to primary hypothyroidism; 38 cases (6...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586151/a-heterozygous-microdeletion-of-20p12-2-3-encompassing-prokr2-and-bmp2-in-a-patient-with-congenital-hypopituitarism-and-growth-hormone-deficiency
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Samuel J H Parsons, Neville B Wright, Emma Burkitt-Wright, Mars S Skae, Phillip G Murray
Congenital growth hormone deficiency is a rare disorder with an incidence of approximately 1 in 4,000 live births. Pituitary development is under the control of a multitude of spatiotemporally regulated signaling molecules and transcription factors. Mutations in the genes encoding these molecules can result in hypopituitarism but for the majority of children with congenital hypopituitarism, the aetiology of their disease remains unknown. The proband is a 5-year-old girl who presented with neonatal hypoglycaemia and prolonged jaundice...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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