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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532826/seasonal-infertility-in-gilts-and-sows-aetiology-clinical-implications-and-treatments
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REVIEW
Fabio De Rensis, Adam J Ziecik, Roy N Kirkwood
In gilts and sows, the summer-autumn period often is characterized by reduced fertility. Heat stress and long photoperiods during the warm season can cause a reduction in feed intake and an imbalance of the hypothalamic-hypophysial-ovarian axis. The increased variability in the interval between oestrus onset and ovulation results in an increased number of poorly timed inseminations. The altered endocrine activity compromises follicular and corpora luteal development, reduces oocyte quality and increases embryo mortality...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511899/signaling-pathways-to-and-from-the-hypophysial-pars-tuberalis-an-important-center-for-the-control-of-seasonal-rhythms
#2
REVIEW
Horst-Werner Korf
Seasonal (circannual) rhythms play an important role for the control of body functions (reproduction, metabolism, immune responses) in nearly all living organisms. Also humans are affected by the seasons with regard to immune responses and mental functions, the seasonal affective disorder being one of the most prominent examples. The hypophysial pars tuberalis (PT), an important interface between the hypophysial pars distalis and neuroendocrine centers in the brain, plays an essential role in the regulation of seasonal functions and may even be the seat of the circannual clock...
May 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500835/hypophysis-from-outgrowth-to-ocular-disorder-to-pituitary-gland
#3
Konstantinos Laios, George Androutsos, Maria Piagkou, Marilita M Moschos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484553/granulomatous-hypophysitis-caused-by-rathke-s-cleft-cyst-mimicking-a-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenoma
#4
Masato Hojo, Ryota Ishibashi, Hiroshi Arai, Susumu Miyamoto
We report a case of granulomatous hypophysitis caused by Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) mimicking a growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary adenoma. Neuroradiological and endocrinological evaluations showed abnormal findings consistent with acromegaly: Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a pituitary mass lesion, and GH and insulin-like growth factor I levels were markedly elevated, and GH levels were not suppressed in oral glucose tolerance test. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed, but no adenomatous tissue could be detected...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460583/subchronic-low-level-intraperitoneal-injections-of-manganese-iv-oxide-and-manganese-ii-chloride-affect-rat-brain-neurochemistry
#5
Brian S Nielsen, Erik H Larsen, Ole Ladefoged, Henrik R Lam
Manganese (Mn) is neurotoxic and can induce manganism, a Parkinson-like disease categorized as being a serious central nervous system irreversible neurodegenerative disease. An increased risk of developing symptoms of Parkinson disease has been linked to work-related exposure, for example, for workers in agriculture, horticulture, and people living near areas with frequent use of Mn-containing pesticides. In this study, the focus was placed on neurochemical effects of Mn. Rats were dosed intraperitoneally with 0...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418336/intracranial-lesions-in-children-and-adolescents-with-morbid-obesity
#6
Ayça Törel Ergür, Sevinç Odabaşı Güneş, Sinan Tan, Ü Ayşe Tandırcıoğlu
BACKGROUND: Intracranial lesions may affect the hypothalamo-hypophyseal axis and lead to some neuro-endocrinological dysfunctions (hyperphagia, sleep disorders and hormonal dysfunctions). There is a very limited number of studies about childhood obesity and intracranial lesions. AIMS: To evaluate the incidence of intracranial lesions and its role in clinical symptoms and aetiology in cases with morbid obesity who have been admitted to the paediatric endocrinology department with this complaint...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404953/hydrogen-rich-saline-attenuates-spinal-cord-hemisection-induced-testicular-injury-in-rats
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Li Ge, Li-Hua Wei, Chang-Qing Du, Guo-Hua Song, Ya-Zhuo Xue, Hao-Shen Shi, Ming Yang, Xin-Xin Yin, Run-Ting Li, Xue-Er Wang, Zhen Wang, Wen-Gang Song
To study how hydrogen-rich saline (HS) promotes the recovery of testicular biological function in a hemi-sectioned spinal cord injury (hSCI) rat model, a right hemisection was performed at the T11-T12 of the spinal cord in Wistar rats. Animals were divided into four groups: normal group; vehicle group: sham-operated rats administered saline; hSCI group: subjected to hSCI and administered saline; HRST group: subjected to hSCI and administered HS. Hind limb neurological function, testis index, testicular morphology, mean seminiferous tubular diameter (MSTD) and seminiferous epithelial thickness (MSET), the expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), mitofusin-2 (MFN-2), and high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB-1), cell ultrastructure, and apoptosis of spermatogenic cells were studied...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339047/hypothalamo%C3%A2-hypophysial-system-in-rats-with-autotransplantation-of-the-adrenal-cortex
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Nae Takizawa, Susumu Tanaka, Souichi Oe, Taro Koike, Tadashi Matsuda, Hisao Yamada
Patients with bilateral pheochromocytoma often require an adrenalectomy. Autotransplantation of the adrenal cortex is an alternative therapy that could potentially be performed instead of receiving glucocorticoid replacement following adrenalectomy. Adrenal cortex autotransplantation aims to avoid the side effects of long‑term steroid treatment and adrenal insufficiency. Although the function of the hypothalamo‑hypophysial system is critical for patients who have undergone adrenal cortex autotransplantation, the details of that system, with the exception of adrenocorticotropic hormone in the subjects with adrenal autotransplantation, have been overlooked for a long time...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262495/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-follow-up-evaluation-in-pediatric-patients-with-langerhans-histiocytosis
#9
J R Garcia, E Riera, P Bassa, S Mourelo, M Soler
PURPOSE: We evaluated the impact of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in identifying sites of active disease and to assess therapeutic follow up in a group of pediatric patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). METHOD: During 2007-2013, 13 (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies were performed for follow-up in 7 patients with a diagnosis of LCH (4 female, 3 male; 1-12 years-old). PET findings were analyzed and correlated with the CT and MRI. Findings were also follow-up by these techniques...
March 2, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251898/pituitary-stalk-interruption-syndrome-a-rare-and-severe-cause-of-pituitary-deficiency-laboratory-diagnosis-of-a-newborn-case
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Thomas Boueilh, Corentin Bassi, Stéphanie Rouleau, Sébastien Le Crugel, Valérie Moal, Florence Boux de Casson, Régis Coutant, Delphine Mirebeau-Prunier, Pascal Reynier, Chadi Homedan
We report the case of a newborn with neonatal hypotonia associated to a micropenis and a bilateral cryptorchidia. The discovery of severe hypoglycemia at 0.22 mmol/L led to further biological investigations that revealed sharply decreased levels of several hypophyseal hormones. Altered corticotropic, somatotropic, thyreotropic, and gonadotropic axes finally suggested congenital hypophyseal insufficiency. This diagnostic was confirmed by a brain MRI (magnectic resonance imaging), which revealed a total interruption of the pituitary stalk...
March 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235500/action-of-%C3%AE-endorphin-and-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-the-possible-effects-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-%C3%AE-endorphin
#11
REVIEW
Yuan-Hang Luan, Di Wang, Qi Yu, Xiao-Qing Chai
This study aimed to review research on the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on β-endorphin. NSAIDs are commonly used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs. They are well known for inducing peripheral analgesia by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX). However, an increasing number of studies have shown that NSAIDs have an analgesic effect not only in the periphery but also at the center. It means that a central analgesic mechanism of the action of NSAIDs exists besides the peripheral mechanism, and the central mechanism likely involves β-endorphin...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181232/does-iih-alter-brain-microstructures-a-dti-based-approach
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Christoph Schmidt, Edzard Wiener, Lutz Lüdemann, Hagen Kunte, Katharina Maria Kreutz, Nils Becker, Lutz Harms, Randolf Klingebiel, Jan Hoffmann
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the correlation of microstructural parameters with CSF pressure and macroscopic changes assessed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHODS: Twenty-three patients with IIH as well as age-, sex-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched controls underwent high resolution MR imaging of the optic nerve sheaths (ONS), pituitary gland, and ventricles. For DTI data a voxelwise permutation analysis was performed for the whole brain and ROI analysis was performed for the optic nerve and optic radiation...
February 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149063/acute-effects-of-mobile-phone-radiations-on-subtle-energy-levels-of-teenagers-using-electrophotonic-imaging-technique-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Hemant Bhargav, T M Srinivasan, Suman Bista, A Mooventhan, Vandana Suresh, Alex Hankey, H R Nagendra
BACKGROUND: Mobile phones induce radio frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) which has been found to affect subtle energy levels of adults through Electrophotonic Imaging (EPI) technique in a previous pilot study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 61 healthy right-handed healthy teenagers (22 males and 39 females) in the age range of 17.40 ± 0.24 years from educational institutes in Bengaluru. Subjects were randomly divided into two groups: (1) (mobile phone in ON mode [MPON] at right ear) and (2) mobile phone in OFF mode (MPOF)...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086988/computed-tomographic-findings-and-treatment-of-a-bull-with-pituitary-gland-abscess
#14
Ueli Braun, Alexandra Malbon, Manon Kochan, Barbara Riond, Fredi Janett, Cornelia Iten, Matthias Dennler
BACKGROUND: In cattle, the prognosis of brain abscess is unfavourable and treatment is therefore not recommended. To the knowledge of the authors, there has been no report of successful treatment of a brain abscess in cattle.This report describes the clinical, computed tomographic and postmortem findings in a Holstein-Friesian bull with a hypophyseal abscess. CASE REPORT: The main clinical findings were generalised ataxia, ptyalism, prolapse of the tongue, dropped jaw, dysphagia, head tilt and unilateral ptosis...
January 13, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999963/identification-of-an-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-rat-pars-tuberalis-a-possible-interface-in-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-system
#15
Arsalan Jafarpour, Faramarz Dehghani, Horst-Werner Korf
Endocannabinoids (ECs) are ubiquitous endogenous lipid derivatives and play an important role in intercellular communication either in an autocrine/paracrine or in an endocrine fashion. Recently, an intrinsic EC system has been discovered in the hypophysial pars tuberalis (PT) of hamsters and humans. In hamsters, this EC system is under photoperiodic control and appears to influence the secretion of hormones such as prolactin from the adenohypophysis. We investigate the EC system in the PT of the rat, a frequently used species in endocrine research...
April 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843750/permeability-and-distribution-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-the-brain-of-neonatal-rats-by-periphery-venous-injection-in-hypoxic-ischemic-state
#16
Wenli Zhou, Jiantao Zhang, Guangming Wang, Limian Ling, Chaoying Yan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the permeability of β-NGF through blood-brain-barrier (BBB) in neonatal and adult rats, and the spatial distribution of β-NGF in different brain regions in hypoxic-ischemic (HI) and normal neonatal rats. METHODS: To investigate the overall permeability of β-NGF through BBB, β-NGF labeled with I(125) was injected into adult rats, neonatal rats and HI neonatal rats via tail vein. The radioactivity of brain tissue and blood was examined and analyzed 30 min after injection...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822880/tracing-of-zinc-nanocrystals-in-the-anterior-pituitary-of-zinc-deficient-wistar-rats
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Anjana Kuldeep, Neena Nair, Ranveer Singh Bedwal
The aim of this study was to trace zinc nanocrystals in the anterior pituitary of zinc-deficient Wistar rats by using autometallographic technique. Male Wistar rats (30-40 days of age, pre-pubertal period) of 40-50 g body weight were divided into the following: the ZC (zinc control) group-fed with 100 ppm zinc in diet, the ZD (zinc-deficient) group-fed with zinc-deficient (1.00 ppm) diet and the PF (pair-fed) group-received 100 ppm zinc in diet. The experiments were set for 2 and 4 weeks. Pituitary was removed and processed for the autometallographic technique...
June 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713869/short-period-influence-of-chronic-morphine-exposure-on-serum-levels-of-sexual-hormones-and-spermatogenesis-in-rats
#18
Hasan Ahmadnia, Alireza Akhavan Rezayat, Mahmood Hoseyni, Nooriye Sharifi, Mohhamad Khajedalooee, Arash Akhavan Rezayat
BACKGROUND: Increased rates of addiction and its broad societal complications are well known. One of the most important systems that may malfunction in drug abusers is the reproductive system, and evaluating patients for this potential risk may lead to increased awareness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty 60-day-old male rats were divided into control and target groups. The target group underwent 5 mg/kg intraperitoneal injections of morphine twice a day while the control group underwent normal saline injections (at the same dosage)...
July 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651755/trpv1-may-increase-the-effectiveness-of-estrogen-therapy-on-neuroprotection-and-neuroregeneration
#19
REVIEW
Ricardo Ramírez-Barrantes, Ivanny Marchant, Pablo Olivero
Aging induces physical deterioration, loss of the blood brain barrier, neuronal loss-induced mental and neurodegenerative diseases. Hypotalamus-hypophysis-gonad axis aging precedes symptoms of menopause or andropause and is a major determinant of sensory and cognitive integrated function. Sexual steroids support important functions, exert pleiotropic effects in different sensory cells, promote regeneration, plasticity and health of the nervous system. Their diminution is associated with impaired cognitive and mental health and increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases...
August 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611335/stress-increases-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-cell-activity-and-input-to-gnrh-cells-in-ewes
#20
Iain J Clarke, Danielle Bartolini, Gregory Conductier, Belinda A Henry
Stress reduces GnRH and gonadotropin secretion in sheep, but the central mechanism for this suppressive effect is unknown. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) negatively regulates GnRH neurons and gonadotropes. Here, we measured activity of GnIH neurons and contact of GnIH fibers on GnRH neurons during either chronic "pseudostress" or acute stress in sheep. We also measured GnIH secretion into hypophysial portal blood during pseudostress and acute stress. The pseudostress was daily im injections (0.5 mg) of Synacthen Depot (adrenocorticotropin) or vehicle for 4 weeks, which increased the GnIH cell number and gene expression/cell in the hypothalamus, measured by in situ hybridization...
November 2016: Endocrinology
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