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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636887/temporal-dynamics-of-the-hpa-axis-linked-to-exploratory-behavior-in-a-wild-european-songbird-parus-major
#1
Alexander T Baugh, Sarah C Davidson, Michaela Hau, Kees van Oers
Variation in the reactivity of the endocrine stress axis is thought to underlie aspects of persistent individual differences in behavior (i.e. animal personality). Previous studies, however, have focused largely on estimating baseline or peak levels of glucocorticoids (CORT), often in captive animals. In contrast, the temporal dynamics of the HPA axis-how quickly it turns on and off, for example-may better indicate how an individual copes with stressors. Moreover, these HPA components might be correlated, thereby representing endocrine suites...
June 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636332/new-insights-into-the-wavelength-dependence-of-maldi-mass-spectrometry
#2
Marcel Niehaus, Andreas Schnapp, Annika Koch, Jens Soltwisch, Klaus Dreisewerd
The interplay between the wavelength of the laser and the absorption profile of the matrix constitutes a crucial factor in matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). Numerous studies have shown that typically best analytical results are obtained if the laser wavelength matches the UV absorption band of the matrix in the solid state well. However, many powerful matrices exhibit peak absorptions which differ notably from the standard MALDI laser wavelengths of 337, 349, and 355 nm, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635192/incidence-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-is-not-associated-with-microclimatic-variations-results-of-a-seven-year-survey-in-a-temperate-climate-area
#3
Ivan Comelli, Alessandra Bologna, Andrea Ticinesi, Andrea Magnacavallo, Denis Comelli, Tiziana Meschi, Gianfranco Cervellin
Some diseases, such as renal colic and atrial fibrillation, display an association with microclimatic variations. In particular, despite a correlation has been reported between incidence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) and meteorological variations, the evidence remains poor and conflictual. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of day-by-day meteorological variations on the number of visits for PSP in the Emergency Department (ED). All PSP cases were retrieved from the hospital database from January 2008 to December 2014...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635080/neuroadaptations-of-presynaptic-and-postsynaptic-gabab-receptor-function-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-in-response-to-chronic-unpredictable-stress
#4
Yonggang Gao, Jing-Jing Zhou, Yun Zhu, Li Wang, Therese A Kosten, Xiangjian Zhang, De-Pei Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress induces an impaired GABAA (γ-aminobutyric acid type A) receptor-mediated inhibition in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). It is not clear whether GABAB receptor function is altered in chronic stress. We hypothesize that chronic stress alters GABAB receptor function in PVN corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons to control hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Whole cell patch-clamp recording was performed on PVN-CRH neurons expressing eGFP driven by CRH promoter in brain slices from unstressed rats and rats that had been subjected to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629532/hypaconitine-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-suppresses-adhesion-migration-and-invasion-of-lung-cancer-a549-cells
#5
Hai-Tao Feng, Wen-Wen Zhao, Jin-Jian Lu, Yi-Tao Wang, Xiu-Ping Chen
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been implicated in tumor invasion and metastasis and provides novel strategies for cancer therapy. Hypaconitine (HpA), a diester-diterpenoid alkaloid isolated from the root of the Aconitum species, exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and especially, cardiotoxic activities. Here, we reported the anti-metastatic potentials of HpA in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced EMT in lung cancer A549 cells. The cytotoxic effect of HpA was determined by MTT assay...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627308/hormonal-and-neuromuscular-responses-to-breastfeeding-a-pilot-study
#6
Madalynn Neu, Zhaoxing Pan, Ashley Haight, Karen Fehringer, Katrina Maluf
OBJECTIVES: Difficult breastfeeding in the first weeks after birth may result in muscle tension in infants and activation of the maternal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Our primary objective was to examine the feasibility of collecting neuroendocrine markers of maternal HPA axis and SNS activation (salivary cortisol and α-amylase [sAA]) and electromyographic (EMG) markers of infant distress during feeding in the first 2 weeks after birth...
July 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624682/effect-of-the-fungus-piriformospora-indica-on-physiological-characteristics-and-root-morphology-of-wheat-under-combined-drought-and-mechanical-stresses
#7
Fatemeh Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Mosaddeghi, Anthony Roger Dexter
This study was done to evaluate the effects of the root-colonizing endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica on wheat growth under combined drought and mechanical stresses. Inoculated (colonized) and non-inoculated (uncolonized) wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Chamran) seedlings were planted in growth chambers filled with moist sand (at a matric suction of 20 hPa). Slight, moderate and severe mechanical stresses (i.e., penetration resistance, Qp, of 1.17, 4.17 and 5.96 MPa, respectively) were produced by a dead-load technique (i...
June 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623763/saturated-high-fat-feeding-independent-of-obesity-alters-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-function-but-not-anxiety-like-behaviour
#8
Cecile Hryhorczuk, Léa Décarie-Spain, Sandeep Sharma, Caroline Daneault, Christine Des Rosiers, Thierry Alquier, Stephanie Fulton
Overconsumption of dietary fat can elicit impairments in emotional processes and the response to stress. While excess dietary lipids have been shown to alter hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function and promote anxiety-like behaviour, it is not known if such changes rely on elevated body weight and if these effects are specific to the type of dietary fat. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a saturated and a monounsaturated high-fat diet (HFD) on HPA axis function and anxiety-like behaviour in rats...
June 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623762/cortisol-stress-response-in-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-panic-disorder-and-major-depressive-disorder-patients
#9
Susann Wichmann, Clemens Kirschbaum, Carsten Böhme, Katja Petrowski
BACKGROUND: Previous research has focussed extensively on the distinction of HPA-axis functioning between patient groups and healthy volunteers, with relatively little emphasis on a direct comparison of patient groups. The current study's aim was to analyse differences in the cortisol stress response as a function of primary diagnosis of panic disorder (PD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: A total of n=30 PD (mean age±SD: 36...
June 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619017/borderline-personality-disorder-and-childhood-trauma-exploring-the-affected-biological-systems-and-mechanisms
#10
Nadia Cattane, Roberta Rossi, Mariangela Lanfredi, Annamaria Cattaneo
BACKGROUND: According to several studies, the onset of the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) depends on the combination between genetic and environmental factors (GxE), in particular between biological vulnerabilities and the exposure to traumatic experiences during childhood. We have searched for studies reporting possible alterations in several biological processes and brain morphological features in relation to childhood trauma experiences and to BPD. We have also looked for epigenetic mechanisms as they could be mediators of the effects of childhood trauma in BPD vulnerability...
June 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618657/antidepressive-effects-of-ginsenoside-rg1-via-regulation-of-hpa-and-hpg-axis
#11
Zheng Mou, Qian Huang, Shi-Feng Chu, Mei-Jin Zhang, Jin-Feng Hu, Nai-Hong Chen, Jun-Tian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity is a well-established pathological feature of major depression, accompanied by the persistent increase of glucocorticoid level and the dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) is one of the most active ingredients of Panax ginseng, which has various biological activity. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antidepressive effects of Rg1 and elucidate its impact on neuroendocrine system...
June 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618114/subjective-insomnia-symptoms-and-sleep-duration-are-not-related-to-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-activity-in-older-adults
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Rian J G Peters van Neijenhof, Erik van Duijn, Julia F Van Den Berg, Margot W M de Waal, Roos C van der Mast, Hannie C Comijs
Insomnia symptoms are highly prevalent in depressed older adults. This study investigates the association between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity and symptoms of insomnia, respectively, sleep duration among 294 depressed and 123 non-depressed older adults of the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older people (NESDO) study. Insomnia symptoms were defined as clinically relevant when having a score ≥ 10 points on the Women's Health Initiative Insomnia Rating Scale (WHIIRS). Sleep duration was categorized in short (≤ 6 h per night), normal (7-8 h per night) and long (≥ 9 h per night) duration...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617197/chronic-early-life-stress-induced-by-limited-bedding-and-nesting-lbn-material-in-rodents-critical-considerations-of-methodology-outcomes-and-translational-potential
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Claire-Dominique Walker, Kevin G Bath, Marian Joels, Aniko Korosi, Muriel Larauche, Paul J Lucassen, Margaret J Morris, Charlis Raineki, Tania L Roth, Regina M Sullivan, Yvette Taché, Tallie Z Baram
The immediate and long term effects of exposure to early life stress (ELS) have been documented in humans and animal models. Even relatively brief periods of stress during the first 10 days of life in rodents can impact later behavioral regulation and the vulnerability to develop adult pathologies, in particular an impairment of cognitive functions and neurogenesis, but also modified social, emotional and conditioned fear responses. The development of preclinical models of ELS exposure allows the examination of mechanisms and testing of therapeutic approaches that are not possible in humans...
June 15, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617035/measuring-stress-in-young-children-using-hair-cortisol-the-state-of-the-science
#14
Randi Bates, Pamela Salsberry, Jodi Ford
Extensive literature suggests that adverse experiences in early childhood may deleteriously impact later health. These effects are thought to be related to the impact of persistent or chronic stress on various biological processes, mediated by dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and ultimately irregularities in cortisol levels. Ameliorating persistent stress in young children requires accurately measuring the chronicity of physiologic stress, which is difficult in young children because of unreliable self-report and the burden and inaccuracy associated with using invasive acute-stress biomeasures...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612976/lithium-ameliorates-sleep-deprivation-induced-mania-like-behavior-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-hpa-axis-alterations-oxidative-stress-and-elevations-of-cytokine-concentrations-in-the-brain-and-serum-of-mice
#15
Samira S Valvassori, Wilson R Resende, Gustavo Dal-Pont, Heron Sangaletti-Pereira, Fernanda F Gava, Bruna R Peterle, Roger B Varela, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, João Quevedo
OBJECTIVES: The goal of the present study was to investigate the effects of lithium administration on behavior, oxidative stress parameters and cytokine levels in the periphery and brain of mice subjected to an animal model of mania induced by paradoxical sleep deprivation (PSD). METHODS: Male C57 mice were treated with saline or lithium for 7 days. The sleep deprivation protocol started on the 5th day during for the last 36 hours of the treatment period. Immediately after the sleep deprivation protocol, animals locomotor activity was evaluated and serum and brain samples was extracted to evaluation of corticosterone and adrenocorticotropic hormone circulating levels, oxidative stress parameters and citokynes levels...
June 14, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608542/hpa-axis-linkage-in-parent-child-dyads-effects-of-parent-sex-autism-spectrum-diagnosis-and-dyadic-relationship-behavior
#16
Darby E Saxbe, Ofer Golan, Sharon Ostfeld-Etzion, Yael Hirschler-Guttenberg, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, Ruth Feldman
Families of preschoolers participated in two dyadic home visits, once with mother (56 dyads) and once with father (59 dyads). Each member of the dyad provided three cortisol samples and participated in several interaction tasks that were behaviorally coded. Approximately half of the children had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), whereas half were typically developing (TD). In a multilevel model, father's cortisol level at each timepoint predicted child cortisol. Father-child linkage was stronger in dyads that showed less reciprocity, in which fathers showed less sensitivity, and in which children showed less self-regulation and more withdrawal...
June 13, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607925/association-of-platelet-membrane-glycoprotein-hpa-2a-b-gp-vi-t13254c-and-gp-ib%C3%AE-vntr-polymorphisms-with-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
#17
Wei Ni, Jidong He, Haoyu Wang, Tao Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recently, controversial results have been reported regarding the association of the polymorphisms of platelet membrane glycoproteins (HPA-2a/b, GP VI T13254C, and GP Ibα VNTR) with coronary artery disease (CAD). We performed this meta-analysis to further assess the polymorphisms of platelet membrane glycoproteins with a risk of CAD. METHODS: A systematic electronic literature search was conducted in Embase, Cochrane Library, PubMed, and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607630/antioxidant-treatment-induces-hyperactivation-of-the-hpa-axis-by-upregulating-acth-receptor-in-the-adrenal-and-downregulating-glucocorticoid-receptors-in-the-pituitary
#18
Jessika P Prevatto, Rafael C Torres, Bruno L Diaz, Patrícia M R E Silva, Marco A Martins, Vinicius F Carvalho
Glucocorticoid (GC) production is physiologically regulated through a negative feedback loop mediated by the GC, which appear disrupted in several pathological conditions. The inability to perform negative feedback of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in several diseases is associated with an overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS); however, nothing is known about the effects of ROS on the functionality of the HPA axis during homeostasis. This study analyzed the putative impact of antioxidants on the HPA axis activity and GC-mediated negative feedback upon the HPA cascade...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606897/melatonin-attenuates-phenotypic-flexibility-of-energy-metabolism-in-a-photoresponsive-mammal-the-siberian-hamster
#19
Jan S Boratyński, Małgorzata Jefimow, Michał S Wojciechowski
The duration of melatonin (MEL) secretion conveys information about day length and initiates a cascade of seasonal phenotypic adjustments in photoresponsive mammals. With shortening days they cease reproduction, minimize energy expenditure, enhance thermoregulatory capacity and adjust functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis to match the winter increase in energy demands. Within each season stress plays an important role in the flexible adjustments of a phenotype to environmental perturbations...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599146/maternal-lipids-in-pregnancy-are-associated-with-increased-offspring-cortisol-reactivity-in-childhood
#20
Theresia H Mina, Marius Lahti, Amanda J Drake, Shareen Forbes, Fiona C Denison, Katri Räikkönen, Jane E Norman, Rebecca M Reynolds
Prenatal programming of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity has long term implications for offspring health. Biological mechanisms underlying programming of the offspring HPA axis are poorly understood. We hypothesised that altered maternal metabolism including higher maternal obesity, glucose and lipids are novel programming factors for altered offspring HPA axis activity. Salivary cortisol levels were measured in 54 children aged 3-5 years under experimental conditions (before and after a delay of self-gratification test)...
May 31, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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