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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351368/benefit-finding-and-diurnal-cortisol-after-prostate-cancer-the-mediating-role-of-positive-affect
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Ashley W Wang, Michael A Hoyt
OBJECTIVE: Benefit finding (BF) has exhibited a salutary effect on psychological adjustment to cancer. However, few studies have examined its relationship with physiology or have examined BF in men with cancer. This study investigated whether BF is associated with Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis activity (i.e., diurnal salivary cortisol) in men treated for prostate cancer. Positive affect (PA) is proposed as a potential pathway linking BF to diurnal salivary cortisol. METHODS: A sample of 66 men treated for localized prostate cancer within the prior two years completed questionnaires and collected salivary cortisol three times per day over three consecutive days...
January 19, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349206/dark-shadow-of-the-long-white-cloud-neighborhood-safety-is-associated-with-self-rated-health-and-cortisol-during-pregnancy-in-auckland-aotearoa-new-zealand
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Zaneta M Thayer
Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand is a culturally and ethnically diverse city. Despite popular global conceptions regarding its utopian nature, the lived experience for many individuals in Auckland attests to the substantial social, economic, and health inequalities that exist there. In particular, rapidly rising home prices constrain housing decisions and force individuals to live in less desirable neighborhoods, with potential impacts on individual health. One of the pathways through which adverse neighborhood conditions could impact health is through alterations in the functioning of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA)-axis, which regulates the physiological stress response...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347949/effects-of-surgery-and-anesthetic-choice-on-immunosuppression-and-cancer-recurrence
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REVIEW
Ryungsa Kim
BACKGROUND: The relationship between surgery and anesthetic-induced immunosuppression and cancer recurrence remains unresolved. Surgery and anesthesia stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to cause immunosuppression through several tumor-derived soluble factors. The potential impact of surgery and anesthesia on cancer recurrence was reviewed to provide guidance for cancer surgical treatment. METHODS: PubMed was searched up to December 31, 2016 using search terms such as, "anesthetic technique and cancer recurrence," "regional anesthesia and cancer recurrence," "local anesthesia and cancer recurrence," "anesthetic technique and immunosuppression," and "anesthetic technique and oncologic surgery...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345516/association-between-weather-related-factors-and-cardiac-arrest-of-presumed-cardiac-etiology-a-prospective-observational-study-based-on-out-of-hospital-care-data
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Mario Hensel, Daniel Geppert, Jan F Kersten, Markus Stuhr, Jürgen Lorenz, Sebastian Wirtz, Thoralf Kerner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the association between weather-related factors and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) of presumed cardiac etiology. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a prehospital setting. Data from the Emergency Medical Service in Hamburg (Germany) and data from the local weather station were evaluated over a 5-year period. Weather data (temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed) were obtained every minute and matched with the associated rescue mission data...
January 18, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344943/an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-joint-contribution-of-hpa-axis-activation-and-motivation-to-early-adolescent-depressive-symptoms
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Karen D Rudolph, Wendy Troop-Gordon, Haina H Modi, Douglas A Granger
This study examines the interactive contribution of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and approach-avoidance motivation systems to longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms across the adolescent transition. In the summer prior to, or fall of, 4th grade, 132 youth (68 girls; 64 boys; M age = 9.46 years) participated in a social challenge task and reported on their depressive symptoms. In the winter of 6th grade, youth completed a semi-structured interview of depression and a self-report measure of approach-avoidance motivations...
January 18, 2018: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344930/maternal-prenatal-stress-and-infant-dna-methylation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
David W Sosnowski, Carolyn Booth, Timothy P York, Ananda B Amstadter, Wendy Kliewer
Maternal prenatal stress has been linked to a variety of infant postnatal outcomes, partially through alterations in fetal HPA axis functioning; yet the underlying pathobiology remains elusive. Current literature posits DNA methylation as a candidate mechanism through which maternal prenatal stress can influence fetal HPA axis functioning. The goal of this systematic review was to summarize the literature examining the associations among maternal prenatal stress, DNA methylation of commonly studied HPA axis candidate genes, and infant HPA axis functioning...
January 18, 2018: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343024/-hypopituitarism-mode-in-patients-with-craniopharyngioma-in-relation-to-tumor-growth-pattern
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S T Qi, J X Peng, J Pan, J Fan, S C Zhang, Y Liu, Y Bao, B H Qiu, X Y Wu
Objective: To investigate the pituitary hormone changes of patients with craniopharyngioma of different growth patterns during perioperative period and follow up time. Methods: Retrospective studies were performed on 212 cases of primary craniopharyngioma patient who received total tumor excision surgery in our hospital from January 2001 to May 2012. The characteristics of pituitary hormone and associated clinical manifestation during preoperative, perioperative and postoperative periods were analyzed according to the QST surgical classification...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341785/total-sleep-deprivation-does-not-significantly-degrade-semantic-encoding
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K A Honn, D A Grant, J M Hinson, P Whitney, Hpa Van Dongen
Sleep deprivation impairs performance on cognitive tasks, but it is unclear which cognitive processes it degrades. We administered a semantic matching task with variable stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) and both speeded and self-paced trial blocks. The task was administered at the baseline and 24 hours later after 30.8 hours of total sleep deprivation (TSD) or matching well-rested control. After sleep deprivation, the 20% slowest response times (RTs) were significantly increased. However, the semantic encoding time component of the RTs remained at baseline level...
January 17, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338944/histological-and-morphofunctional-parameters-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-system-are-sensitive-to-daidzein-treatment-in-the-adult-rat
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Svetlana Trifunović, Milica Manojlović-Stojanoski, Nataša Nestorović, Nataša Ristić, Branka Šošić-Jurjević, Lazo Pendovski, Verica Milošević
The isoflavone, daidzein is a biologically active, plant-derived compound that interacts with estrogen receptors. Data from previous studies have suggested that daidzein exerts beneficial effects in many diseases; however, as an endocrine disrupter, it may also alter the functioning of the endocrine system. Data regarding the effect of daidzein on the morphofunctional and histological parameters of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system is still lacking. Therefore, using the newCAST stereological software, we investigated the effects of chronic (21 days) daidzein treatment on corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons within the hypothalamus and corticotropes (ACTH cells) in the pituitary, while image analysis was employed to-examine the intensity of fluorescence of CRH in the median eminence (ME) and adrenocorticotropin hormone in the pituitary in adult orchidectomized (Ovx) rats...
January 12, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338929/differential-anxiety-like-behavior-hpa-responsiveness-and-host-resistance-in-mice-with-different-circling-preference
#10
Dongsoo Kim, Hyojin Koo, Kicheol Cheon
Relationships between behavioral sidedness and immune responses in previous studies have differed depending on behavior tests and severity of biological stress in mice. It was necessary to elucidate the psychophysiological mediators that connect behavioral sidedness and immune responses. This study investigated interrelationships among anxiety-like behavior, the HPA axis responsiveness, and host-resistance to bacterial infection. Mice that preferred clockwise circling had lower locomotor activities, higher anxiety-like behavior, and faster activation of the HPA axis than mice that preferred counterclockwise circling...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335877/development-of-cyclic-amp-receptor-protein-based-artificial-transcription-factor-for-intensifying-gene-expression
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Peng Zhao, Wenjuan Wang, Pingfang Tian
Vector-dependent gene overexpression typically relies on an efficient operon and sufficient RNA polymerases (RNAPs). The lac (lactose) operon is a paradigm of transcription control, and cyclic AMP receptor protein (CRP) is a global regulator capable of recruiting RNAPs. However, the gap between lac operon and CRP has not been well bridged. In this work, CRP was fused to lac repressor protein (lacI) to form an artificial transcription factor (ATF) with the expectation that when LacI acted on the lacO-positioned upstream of gene of interest, the LacI-tethered CRP would trap RNAPs and thus improve the expression of PuuC, an aldehyde dehydrogenase catalyzing 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde (3-HPA) to 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) in Klebsiella pneumoniae...
January 16, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334626/parenting-predicts-strange-situation-cortisol-reactivity-among-children-adopted-internationally
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Carrie E DePasquale, K Lee Raby, Julie Hoye, Mary Dozier
The functioning of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis can be altered by adverse early experiences. Recent studies indicate that children who were adopted internationally after experiencing early institutional rearing and unstable caregiving exhibit blunted HPA reactivity to stressful situations. The present study examined whether caregiving experiences post-adoption further modulate children's HPA responses to stress. Parental sensitivity during naturalistic parent-child play interactions was assessed for 66 children (M age = 17...
January 4, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331929/sex-related-differential-response-to-dexamethasone-in-endocrine-and-immune-measures-in-depressed-in-patients-and-healthy-controls
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Carina Rampp, Andreas Eichelkraut, Johanna Best, Darina Czamara, Monika Rex-Haffner, Manfred Uhr, Elisabeth B Binder, Andreas Menke
Although sex differences in major depression have been reported repeatedly, the underlying mechanisms are still disputed. The rapidly changing gonadal steroid concentrations of the postpartum period or during menopause have been shown to be associated with depressive symptoms and to modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis, which is implicated in depression. The sample comprised of 128 depressed in-patients (36.7% women) and 166 healthy controls (30.0% women). Blood was collected at baseline (at 6pm) and then 3 h as well as 21 h after ingestion of 1...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331801/stressful-life-events-relationship-stressors-and-cortisol-reactivity-the-moderating-role-of-suppression
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Lydia G Roos, Sara M Levens, Jeanette M Bennett
Stressful life events (SLEs) are exceedingly common and have been associated with a range of psychological disorders, perhaps through dysregulation in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The use of certain emotion regulation strategies in response to stress, such as expressive suppression and cognitive reappraisal, has additionally been linked to heightened HPA axis reactivity to acute stress. However, it is unclear how emotion regulation may interact with SLEs to affect HPA axis reactivity, particularly concerning relationship stressors (RSs)...
January 2, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331172/blood-phenylalanine-reduction-corrects-cns-dopamine-and-serotonin-deficiencies-and-partially-improves-behavioral-performance-in-adult-phenylketonuric-mice
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Shelley R Winn, Tanja Scherer, Beat Thöny, Ming Ying, Aurora Martinez, Sydney Weber, Jacob Raber, Cary O Harding
Central nervous system (CNS) deficiencies of the monoamine neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin have been implicated in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric dysfunction in human phenylketonuria (PKU). In this study, we confirmed the occurrence of brain dopamine and serotonin deficiencies in association with severe behavioral alterations and cognitive impairments in hyperphenylalaninemic C57BL/6-Pahenu2/enu2 mice, a model of human PKU. Phenylalanine-reducing treatments, including either dietary phenylalanine restriction or liver-directed gene therapy, initiated during adulthood were associated with increased brain monoamine content along with improvements in nesting behavior but without a change in the severe cognitive deficits exhibited by these mice...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331049/prenatal-maternal-psychosocial-stress-and-offspring-s-asthma-and-allergic-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Catherine Flanigan, Aziz Sheikh, Audrey DunnGalvin, Bronwyn K Brew, Catarina Almqvist, Bright I Nwaru
BACKGROUND: Prenatal maternal stress may influence offspring's atopic risk through sustained cortisol secretion resulting from activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA), leading to Th2-biased cell differentiation in the fetus. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the relationship between prenatal maternal psychosocial stress and risk of asthma and allergy in the offspring. METHODS: We searched 11 electronic databases from 1960 to 2016, search the grey literature, and contacted experts in the field...
January 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323260/dietary-fatty-acids-sex-specifically-modulate-guinea-pig-postnatal-development-via-cortisol-concentrations
#17
Matthias Nemeth, Eva Millesi, Daniela Schuster, Ruth Quint, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Bernard Wallner
Early ontogenetic periods and postnatal maturation in organisms are sex-specifically sensitive to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis activities, related glucocorticoid secretions, and their effects on energy balance and homeostasis. Dietary polyunsaturated (PUFAs) and saturated (SFAs) fatty acids potentially play a major role in this context because PUFAs positively affect HPA-axis functions and a shift towards SFAs may impair body homeostasis. Here we show that dietary PUFAs positively affect postnatal body mass gain and diminish negative glucocorticoid-effects on structural growth rates in male guinea pigs...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318400/sensitive-nonenzymatic-electrochemical-glucose-detection-based-on-hollow-porous-nio
#18
Gege He, Liangliang Tian, Yanhua Cai, Shenping Wu, Yongyao Su, Hengqing Yan, Wanrong Pu, Jinkun Zhang, Lu Li
Transition metal oxides (TMOs) have attracted extensive research attentions as promising electrocatalytic materials. Despite low cost and high stability, the electrocatalytic activity of TMOs still cannot satisfy the requirements of applications. Inspired by kinetics, the design of hollow porous structure is considered as a promising strategy to achieve superior electrocatalytic performance. In this work, cubic NiO hollow porous architecture (NiO HPA) was constructed through coordinating etching and precipitating (CEP) principle followed by post calcination...
January 9, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317692/haplotype-based-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-hyperphenylalaninemia-through-targeted-sequencing-of-maternal-plasma
#19
Jun Ye, Chao Chen, Yuan Yuan, Lianshu Han, Yaoshen Wang, Wenjuan Qiu, Huiwen Zhang, Asan, Xuefan Gu
Here we developed a haplotype-based noninvasive prenatal diagnosis method for hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) and demonstrated its accuracy and feasibility during early pregnancy. Capture sequencing was performed on genomic DNA from parents and probands using customized hybridization probes targeting highly heterozygous single-nucleotide polymorphisms located within the 1 M region flanking phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) and 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin (PTS) and its coding region to determine the parental haplotypes and linkage to pathogenic mutations...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314170/pulsatility-of-glucocorticoid-hormones-in-pregnancy-changes-with-gestation-and-obesity
#20
Laura I Stirrat, Jamie J Walker, Ksenia Stryjakowska, Natalie Jones, Natalie Zm Homer, Ruth Andrew, Jane E Norman, Stafford L Lightman, Rebecca M Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis (HPA) activity is decreased in obese pregnancy and associates with increased fetal size. Pulsatile release of glucocorticoid hormones regulates their action in target tissues. Glucocorticoids are essential for normal fetal growth but little is known about glucocorticoid pulsatility in pregnancy. We aimed to investigate the ultradian rhythm of glucocorticoid secretion during obese and lean pregnancy and non-pregnancy. DESIGN: Serum cortisol, cortisone, corticosterone and 11-dehydrocorticosterone were measured by LC-MS/MS from samples obtained at 10-minute intervals between 08...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
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