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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773976/facing-the-challenges-of-neuropeptide-gene-knockouts-why-do-they-not-inhibit-reproduction-in-adult-teleost-fish
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REVIEW
Vance L Trudeau
Genetic manipulation of teleost endocrine systems started with transgenic overexpression of pituitary growth hormone. Such strategies enhance growth and reduce fertility, but the fish still breed. Genome editing using transcription activator-like effector nuclease in zebrafish and medaka has established the role of follicle stimulating hormone for gonadal development and luteinizing hormone for ovulation. Attempts to genetically manipulate the hypophysiotropic neuropeptidergic systems have been less successful...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754003/stress-induced-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-concentrations-in-panic-disorder-patients
#2
Katja Petrowski, Susann Wichmann, Clemens Kirschbaum
BACKGROUND: An attenuated responsivity of the hypothalamus-hypophysis-adrenal (HPA) axis upon challenge and an increased risk for cardiac events are relatively consistent findings in panic disorder (PD) patients. Due to cytokine-HPA interactions, an altered HPA-axis responsivity may be accompanied by altered cytokine concentrations. Immunological reactions under stress might be considered the missing link for explaining an increased cardiac risk. This study analyzed stress-induced cytokine levels in PD patients...
May 4, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739730/neonatal-hypopituitarism-diagnosis-and-treatment-approaches
#3
Selim Kurtoğlu, Ahmet Özdemir, Nihal Hatipoğlu
Hypopituitarism is defined as a decreased release of hypophysis hormones, which may be caused by pituitary gland disease or hypothalamus disease. Clinical findings for neonatal hypopituitarism depend on causes and hormonal deficiency type and degree. Patients may be asymptomatic or may demonstrate non-specific symptoms, but may still be under risk for development of hypophysis hormone deficiency with time. Anamnesis, physical examination, endocrinological, radiological and genetic evaluations are all important for early diagnosis and treatment...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706148/fluoxetine-treatment-of-prepubertal-male-rats-uniformly-diminishes-sex-hormone-levels-and-in-a-subpopulation-of-animals-negatively-affects-sperm-quality
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María E Ayala, Ayari Gonzáles, Rodrigo M Olivarez, Andrés Aragón-Martínez
Fluoxetine (Flx) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that alters the male reproductive system when administered at the adult stage or after maternal exposure. In the present study we evaluated the effects of Flx administration on reproductive parameters during juvenile-peripubertal development when treated male rats reached adulthood. Groups of rats were treated daily with Flx (5mgkg-1, i.p.) or saline (0.9% NaCl), or were left untreated. Rats were treated between 30 and 53 days of age and were killed at 65 days of age...
April 30, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663392/sushi-repeat-containing-protein-x-linked-2-a-novel-phylogenetically-conserved-hypothalamo-pituitary-protein
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Mehwish Anwer, Tamuna Bolkvadze, Xavier Ekolle Ndode-Ekane, Noora Puhakka, Tuomas Rauramaa, Ville Leinonen, Erwin A van Vliet, Dick F Swaab, Annakaisa Haapasalo, Stina Leskelä, Nea Bister, Tarja Malm, Synnöve Carlson, Eleonora Aronica, Asla Pitkänen
Sushi repeat-containing protein X-linked 2 (SRPX2) is a novel protein associated with language development, synaptic plasticity, tissue remodeling, and angiogenesis. We investigated the expression and spatial localization of SRPX2 in normal mouse, rat, monkey, and human brain using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. Antibody specificity was determined using in vitro siRNA based silencing of SRPX2. Cell type-specific expression was verified by double-labeling with oxytocin or vasopressin. Western blot was used to detect SRPX2 protein in rat and human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549734/hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian-axis-perturbation-in-the-basis-of-bisphenol-a-bpa-reproductive-toxicity-in-female-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Ana Molina, Nieves Abril, Noelia Morales-Prieto, José Monterde, Nahúm Ayala, Antonio Lora, Rosario Moyano
Thousands of safety-related studies have been published on bisphenol A (BPA), an ubiquitous environmental pollutant with estrogenic activity and many other potential biological effects. In recent years, BPA exposure has been shown to cause anovulation and infertility through irreversible alteration of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in several organisms, including fish and mammals. Recently, the European Chemical Agency classified BPA as a "substance of very high concern" because of its endocrine-disrupting properties, which have serious effects on human health...
March 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549435/the-accessory-magnocellular-neurosecretory-system-of-the-rostral-human-hypothalamus
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Morten Møller, Johannes R Busch, Christina Jacobsen, Sissel B Lundemose, Niels Lynnerup, Martin F Rath, Jytte Banner
The morphology and neurophysin expression of the magnocellular accessory neuroendocrine system located in the rostral human hypothalamus is investigated in a series of brains obtained at autopsy. The hypothalami were fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin, or after cryoprotection, frozen for cryostat sectioning. Paraffin sections were either stained with Luxol Fast blue or immunoreacted for neurophysin I or neurophysin II, the precursor molecule for oxytocin and vasopressin. Further, 50-μm-thick serial cryostat sections were immunoreacted with the same antibodies...
March 16, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545772/a-proof-of-concept-clinical-trial-of-a-single-luteal-use-of-long-acting-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-antagonist-degarelix-in-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-for-in-vitro-fertilization-long-antagonist-protocol
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Evangelos G Papanikolaou, Hakan Yarali, Evi Timotheou, Michael Grynberg, Odysseas Zafeiratis, Herman Tournaye, Robert Najdecki
Introduction: A drawback of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocols in in vitro fertilization (IVF) is that they have limited flexibility in cycle programming. This proof of concept study explored the efficacy of a single-dose, long-acting GnRH antagonist IVF protocol. Trial registration number is NCT03240159, retrospectively registered on March 08, 2017. Materials and methods: The efficacy of a single-dose long-acting antagonist, degarelix, was explored initially in healthy donors and subsequently in infertile patients...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503657/-arabidopsis-emb1990-encoding-a-plastid-targeted-ylmg-protein-is-required-for-chloroplast-biogenesis-and-embryo-development
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Hongyu Chen, Shuqin Li, Lu Li, Hengjin Hu, Jie Zhao
In higher plants, embryo development originated from fertilized egg cell is the first step of the life cycle. The chloroplast participates in many essential metabolic pathways, and its function is highly associated with embryo development. However, the mechanisms and relevant genetic components by which the chloroplast functions in embryogenesis are largely uncharacterized. In this paper, we describe the Arabidopsis EMB1990 gene, encoding a plastid-targeted YlmG protein which is required for chloroplast biogenesis and embryo development...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483903/prolactin-and-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Vânia Vieira Borba, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Yehuda Shoenfeld
The great asymmetry of autoimmune diseases between genders represents one of the most enigmatic observations among the mosaic of autoimmunity. Sex hormones are believed to play a crucial role on this dimorphism. The higher prevalence of autoimmunity among women at childbearing ages, disease onset/relapses during pregnancy, and post-partum are some of the arguments that support this hypothesis. Certainly, motherhood represents one of the most remarkable challenges for the immune system, which not only has to allow for the conceptus, but also has to deal with complex endocrine alterations...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447059/therapeutic-potential-of-mucuna-pruriens-linn-on-ageing-induced-damage-in-dorsal-nerve-of-the-penis-and-its-implication-on-erectile-function-an-experimental-study-using-albino-rats
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Prakash Seppan, Ibrahim Muhammed, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Ganesh Lakshmanan, Dinesh Premavathy, Sakthi Jothi Muthu, Khayinmi Wungmarong Shimray, Sathya Bharathy Sathyanathan
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of ethanolic seed extract of Mucuna pruriens on damaged dorsal nerve of the penis (DNP) in aged rat in relation to penile erection. METHODS: The rats were divided into four groups Young (3 months), Aged (24 - 28 months), Aged + M. pruriens, and Young + M. pruriens (200 mg/kg b.w/60 days) and were subjected to the hypophysial - gonadal axis, nerve conduction velocity (NCV), and penile reflex. DNP sections were stained with nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NaDPH) diaphorase, androgen receptor (AR), and osmium tetroxide...
February 15, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358212/regulation-of-intercellular-target-of-monopteros-7-protein-transport-in-the-arabidopsis-root
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Kuan-Ju Lu, Bert De Rybel, Hilda van Mourik, Dolf Weijers
Intercellular communication coordinates hypophysis establishment in the Arabidopsis embryo. Previously, TARGET OF MONOPTEROS 7 (TMO7) was reported to be transported to the hypophysis, the founder cell of the root cap, and RNA suppression experiments implicated its function in embryonic root development. However, the protein properties and mechanisms mediating TMO7 protein transport, and the role the movement plays in development remained unclear. Here, we report that in the post-embryonic root, TMO7 and its close relatives are transported into the root cap through plasmodesmata in a sequence-dependent manner...
January 22, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310485/enhanced-innate-fear-and-altered-stress-axis-regulation-in-vglut3-knockout-mice
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Diána Balázsfi, Anna Fodor, Bibiána Török, Szilamér Ferenczi, Krisztina J Kovács, József Haller, Dóra Zelena
Glutamatergic neurons, characterized by vesicular glutamate transporters (VGluT1-3) provide the main excitation in the brain. Their disturbances have been linked to various brain disorders, which could be also modeled by the contextual fear test in rodents. We aimed to characterize the participation of VGluT3 in the development of contextual fear through its contribution to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis (HPA) regulation using knockout (KO) mice. Contextual fear conditioning was induced by foot shock and mice were examined 1 and 7 d later in the same environment comparing wild type with KO...
March 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286362/dissection-and-coronal-slice-preparation-of-developing-mouse-pituitary-gland
#14
Dongmei Cao, Xianhua Ma, Weiping J Zhang, Zhifang Xie
The pituitary gland or hypophysis is an important endocrine organ secreting hormones essential for homeostasis. It consists of two glands with separate embryonic origins and functions - the neurohypophysis and the adenohypophysis. The developing mouse pituitary gland is tiny and delicate with an elongated oval shape. A coronal section is preferred to display both the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis in a single slice of the mouse pituitary. The goal of this protocol is to achieve proper pituitary coronal sections with well-preserved tissue architectures from developing mice...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283520/sensitivity-of-t-lymphocytes-to-hormones-of-the-anterior-pituitary-gland
#15
REVIEW
N V Tishevskaya, N M Gevorkyan, N I Kozlova
The review provides information about the features of the sensitivity of thymocytes, lymphoid organs' cells and T-lymphocytes of peripheral blood to the hormones secreted by anterior pituitary gland's cells: growth hormone, thyrotropin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, prolactin and β-endorphin. Some aspects of the T-lymphocytes's response to humoral signals from the hypophysis are shown in the article. Also the pituitary hormones' role in the regulation of proliferation, differentiation, and cytokine production of T-lymphocytes in normal and pathological conditions of the organism being discussed...
January 2017: Uspekhi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275318/hypoxia-inducible-factor-expression-and-angiogenesis-analysis-in-the-pituitary-gland-and-patterns-of-death
#16
Maria Kouroupi, Efthimios Sivridis, Dimitrios Papazoglou, Michael I Koukourakis, Alexandra Giatromanolaki
BACKGROUND/AIM: We investigated the expression of angiogenesis and hypoxia markers in the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis of patients who died from various acute or chronic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paraffin-embedded material of pituitary glands (97 patients) was investigated immunohistochemically for vascular density (CD31) and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and of hypoxia inducible factors HIF1α and HIF2α. RESULTS: Vascular density, and HIF1α/HIF2α reactivity is directly related with VEGF expression in the pituitary gland, suggesting that the HIF pathway may regulate the vascular density and blood flow in the gland under hypoxic conditions...
January 2018: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111982/management-of-immune-mediated-cytopenias-in-the-era-of-cancer-immunotherapy-a-report-of-4-cases
#17
Yamin Sun, Stephen K Lee, Thein H Oo, Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
Recent advancements in immunotherapy have brought promising drugs to fight cancers; a subset of immunotherapy medications are known as checkpoint inhibitors. Their mechanism of action relies on upregulating antitumor response by reversing T-cell suppression; as a consequence the effect can also result in a spectrum of immune related complications. Reported complications to date include: skin, gastrointestinal mucosa, hypophysis, liver, endocrine system, nervous system, kidney, musculoskeletal system and the hematologic system...
January 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042330/first-depiction-of-flow-voids-to-differentiate-pituicytomas-from-giant-adenomas
#18
Bruno Law-Ye, Clément Cholet, Delphine Leclercq
Pituicytomas are rare low-grade glial lesions of neurohypophysis or adenohypophysis. They are often misdiagnosed as adenomas due to their similar morphology. Previous reports have underlined their nonspecific aspect. In our experience, presence of flow voids on magnetic resonance, which usually indicate hypervascularized tumors with strong arterial supply, may be a useful sign to identify pituicytomas. Unlike adenomas, pituicytomas are highly vascularized tumors. Second, we emphasize the strong enhancement of these tumors when compared with normal hypophysis, which may be another sign of their hypervascularization...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976335/two-uncommon-sites-of-metastasis-breast-and-hypophysis-metastases-of-head-and-neck-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-detected-by-fdg-pet-ct
#19
Evrim Sürer Budak, Şenay Yıldırım, Sevim Yıldız, Ali Ozan Öner, Şeyda Gündüz
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare epithelial malignancy arising from secretory glands, particularly the salivary glands. It tends to invade nerves and has a high potential for distant hematogenous metastasis, especially to the lungs, bone, liver and brain. The breast and hypophysis are not common sites of ACC metastatic disease. Herein, we report a case of ACC of the head and neck region with two unusual sites of metastases, the hypophysis and breast.
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966141/distribution-of-the-pig-gastrin-releasing-peptide-receptor-and-the-effect-of-grp-on-porcine-leydig-cells
#20
Zhiyu Ma, Ying Zhang, Juan Su, Xiang Li, Sheng Yang, Wenna Qiao, Chuan Suo, Zhihai Lei
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) is a mammalian bombesin (BN)-like peptide which plays a role in a number of important physiological functions via its receptor (gastrin-releasing peptide receptor, GRPR) in most animals. However, little is known about the gene encoding GRPR and its functions (especially reproduction) in pigs. In this study, we first cloned and analyzed the pig GRPR cDNA. Then we systematically investigated the expression levels of GRPR mRNA by relative real-time PCR (RT-PCR), and analyzed the distribution of the GRPR protein in pig tissues via immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
January 2018: Peptides
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