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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918360/do-bacteria-shape-our-development-crosstalk-between-intestinal-microbiota-and-hpa-axis
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REVIEW
Carolina de Weerth
The human body contains as many bacteria in the intestine as the total number of human body cells. These bacteria have a central position in human health and disease, and would also play a role in the regulation of emotions, behavior, and even higher cognitive functions. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (HPA axis) is a major physiological stress system that produces cortisol. This hormone is involved in responding to environmental stress and also shapes many aspects of brain development. Both the HPA axis and the intestinal microbiota show rapid and profound developmental changes during the first years of life...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918107/depression-evening-salivary-cortisol-and-inflammation-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-psychoneuroendocrinological-structural-regression-model
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Sara F Milrad, Daniel L Hall, Devika R Jutagir, Emily G Lattie, Sara J Czaja, Dolores M Perdomo, Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy Klimas, Michael H Antoni
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a poorly understood illness that is characterized by diverse somatic symptoms, hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction and heightened inflammatory indicators. These symptoms are often exacerbated and accompanied by psychological distress states and depression. Since depression is known to be associated with HPA axis dysfunction and greater inflammation, a psychoneuroendocrinological (PNE) model of inflammation was examined in persons diagnosed with CFS in order to uncover underlying biopsychosocial mechanisms in this poorly understood chronic illness...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917948/effects-of-methamphetamine-on-alloparental-behavior-in-male-and-female-prairie-voles
#3
Adam N Perry, Richard J Ortiz, Keziah R Hernandez, Bruce S Cushing
Psychostimulant abuse is associated with a variety of impairments in social functioning, including an increased frequency of depression and aggression and deficits in social cognition. Psychostimulants reduce social investigation in rats and mice; however, it is less clear how other forms of social behavior (e.g., prosocial behavior) are affected. Females are also generally more sensitive to the effects of psychostimulants on locomotion and stereotyped behavior, which suggests that females might also display greater disruption of prosocial behavior...
September 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916331/depressive-like-phenotype-induced-by-prenatal-dexamethasone-in-mice-is-reversed-by-desipramine
#4
Mirko Conti, Stefan Spulber, Marilena Raciti, Sandra Ceccatelli
Exposure to prenatal insults has been associated with an increased risk for neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, but the mechanisms are still poorly understood. Persistent alterations of the HPA axis feedback mechanism as well as adult impaired neurogenesis are believed to play a relevant role in the etiology of depression. In addition, growing evidence points at epigenetic reprogramming as a key factor. We have previously shown that prenatal exposure to the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone (DEX) impairs neurogenesis and leads to late onset of depression-like behavior that does not respond to the SSRI antidepressant fluoxetine (FLX)...
September 12, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915855/massive-parallel-sequencing-as-a-new-diagnostic-approach-for-phenylketonuria-and-tetrahydrobiopterin-deficiency-in-thailand
#5
Pongsathorn Chaiyasap, Chupong Ittiwut, Chalurmpon Srichomthong, Apiruk Sangsin, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Vorasuk Shotelersuk
BACKGROUND: Hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) can be classified into phenylketonuria (PKU) which is caused by mutations in the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene, and BH4 deficiency caused by alterations in genes involved in tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) biosynthesis pathway. Dietary restriction of phenylalanine is considered to be the main treatment of PKU to prevent irreversible intellectual disability. However, the same dietary intervention in BH4 deficiency patients is not as effective, as BH4 is also a cofactor in many neurotransmitter syntheses...
September 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914060/nuclear-spin-symmetry-conservation-in-1-h2-16-o-investigated-by-direct-absorption-ftir-spectroscopy-of-water-vapor-cooled-down-in-supersonic-expansion
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Robert Georges, Xavier Michaut, Audrey Moudens, Manuel Goubet, Olivier Pirali, Pascale Soulard, Pierre Asselin, Therese R Huet, Pascale Roy, Martin Fournier, Andrey A Vigasin
We report the results of an experimental study related to the relaxation of the nuclear spin isomers of the water molecule in a supersonic expansion. Rovibrational lines of both ortho- and para- spin isomers were recorded in the spectral range of H2O stretching vibrations around 3700 cm(-1) using FTIR direct absorption. Water vapor seeded either in argon, helium, oxygen or in a mixture of oxygen and argon was expanded into vacuum through a slit nozzle. Partial water vapor pressure in the mixture varied in a wide range from 1...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912247/mir-212-mediates-counter-regulation-on-crh-expression-and-hpa-axis-activity-in-male-mice
#7
Yuxiao Tang, Xingjian Cai, Hongwei Zhang, Hui Shen, Wanyin Wang, Zhilei Shen, Wei Gu, Changquan Ling, Min Li
The mechanisms of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis regulation have been studied persistently but still are not elucidated. Considering the emerging roles of microRNA in stress response, we conducted a microRNA microarray in mice hypothalamus to identify the potential role of microRNAs in regulating the HPA axis. In total, 41 microRNAs changed during heat stress, in which we found that miR-212 contains binding sequence with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) 3'UTR according to sequence analysis. We observed that miR-212 expression in the hypothalamus was escalated by repeated heat and restraint stress...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911811/an-intergenerational-effect-of-neuroendocrine-metabolic-programming-alteration-induced-by-prenatal-ethanol-exposure-in-rats
#8
Hao Kou, Lang Shen, Han-Wen Luo, Liao-Bin Chen, Dong-Fang Wu, Hui Wang
Prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) induces hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis-related neuroendocrine metabolic programming alteration in the first generation (F1) rats. In this study, the HPA hormones and glucose/lipid phenotypes under basal state and stressed condition induced by a fortnight ice-water swimming were examined in F2 to verify the intergenerational effect. Under the basal state, serum corticosterone (CORT) and glucose of some PEE groups were lowered while those of serum triglycerides (TG) were increased comparing with controls...
September 11, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910603/apolipoprotein-a-iv-constrains-hpa-and-behavioral-stress-responsivity-in-a-strain-dependent-manner
#9
Amy E B Packard, Jintao Zhang, Brent Myers, Chih-Wei Ko, Fei Wang, Patrick Tso, Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
There is a critical gap in our knowledge of the mechanisms that govern interactions between daily life experiences (e.g., stress) and metabolic diseases, despite evidence that stress can have profound effects on cardiometabolic health. Apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) is a protein found in chylomicrons (lipoprotein particles that transport lipids throughout the body) where it participates in lipid handling and the regulation of peripheral metabolism. Moreover, apoA-IV is expressed in brain regions that regulate energy balance including the arcuate nucleus...
September 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900121/dominance-of-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-over-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-is-a-risk-factor-for-decreased-insulin-secretion
#10
Makoto Daimon, Aya Kamba, Hiroshi Murakami, Satoru Mizushiri, Sho Osonoi, Kota Matsuki, Eri Sato, Jutaro Tanabe, Shinobu Takayasu, Yuki Matsuhashi, Miyuki Yanagimachi, Ken Terui, Kazunori Kageyama, Itoyo Tokuda, Shizuka Kurauchi, Shigeyuki Nakaji
How the association between the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) affects glucose metabolism were not well examined in a general population. Participants of the population-based 2015 Iwaki study were enrolled (n: 1,016; age: 54.4 ± 15.1 years). Principal component (PC) analysis identified two PCs: PC1 represented levels of the HPA axis (serum cortisol) and the RAAS (plasma aldosterone) as a whole, and PC2 represented the HPA axis relative to the RAAS (HPA axis dominance)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898715/cortisol-and-salivary-alpha-amylase-trajectories-following-a-group-social-evaluative-stressor-with-adolescents
#11
Deirdre A Katz, Melissa K Peckins
Intraindividual variability in stress responsivity and the interrelationship of multiple neuroendocrine systems make a multisystem analytic approach to examining the human stress response challenging. The present study makes use of an efficient social-evaluative stress paradigm - the Group Public Speaking Task for Adolescents (GPST-A) - to examine the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA)-axis and Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) reactivity profiles of 54 adolescents with salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase (sAA)...
August 23, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895001/regulation-of-hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical-responses-to-stressors-by-the-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-dorsal-vagal-complex
#12
REVIEW
James P Herman
Hindbrain neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) are critical for regulation of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) responses to stress. It is well known that noradrenergic (as well as adrenergic) neurons in the NTS send direct projections to hypophysiotropic corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons and control activation of HPA axis responses to acute systemic (but not psychogenic) stressors. Norepinephrine (NE) signaling via alpha1 receptors is primarily excitatory, working either directly on CRH neurons or through presynaptic activation of glutamate release...
September 11, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893559/twenty-four-hour-urinary-cortisol-excretion-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-prednisolone-treated-renal-transplant-recipients
#13
Laura V de Vries, Wilhelmina H A de Jong, Daan J Touw, Stefan P Berger, Gerjan Navis, Ido P Kema, Stephan J L Bakker
Chronic prednisolone treatment in renal transplant recipients (RTR) causes metabolic abnormalities, which cluster in the metabolic syndrome (MS). It also suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal (HPA)-axis. We investigated whether HPA-axis suppression, as measured by 24h urinary cortisol excretion, is associated with presence of the MS and its individual components, in outpatient RTR with a functioning graft for >1year. Urinary cortisol was measured in 24h urine, using LC-MS/MS (LOQ 0.30nmol/L). We included 563 RTR (age 51±12years; 54% male) at median 6...
September 8, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891456/spatiotemporal-risk-mapping-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-and-its-association-with-meteorological-variables-in-children-under-5-years
#14
C D Xu, G X Xiao
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) risk has become an increasing concern in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, which is the biggest urban agglomeration in north-eastern Asia. In the study, spatiotemporal epidemiological features of HFMD were analysed, and a Bayesian space-time hierarchy model was used to detect local spatial relative risk (RR) and to assess the effect of meteorological factors. From 2009 to 2013, there was an obvious seasonal pattern of HFMD risk. The highest risk period was in the summer, with an average monthly incidence of 4·17/103, whereas the index in wintertime was 0·16/103...
September 11, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890366/increasing-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-mice-after-exposure-to-unpredictable-chronic-mild-stress-may-counteract-some-of-the-effects-of-stress
#15
Luka Culig, Alexandre Surget, Marlene Bourdey, Wahid Khemissi, Anne-Marie Le Guisquet, Elise Vogel, Amar Sahay, René Hen, Catherine Belzung
Major depression is hypothesized to be associated with dysregulations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and impairments in adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Adult-born hippocampal neurons are required for several effects of antidepressants and increasing the rate of adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) before exposure to chronic corticosterone is sufficient to protect against its harmful effects on behavior. However, it is an open question if increasing AHN after the onset of chronic stress exposure would be able to rescue behavioral deficits and which mechanisms might be involved in recovery...
September 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889022/injection-of-oxytocin-into-paraventricular-nucleus-reverses-depressive-like-behaviors-in-the-postpartum-depression-rat-model
#16
Tong Wang, Cuige Shi, Xiaoxiao Li, Pan Zhang, Bo Liu, Hao Wang, Yongjun Wang, Yutao Yang, Yan Wu, Hui Li, Zhi-Qing David Xu
Oxytocin (OXT) has been considered as a neuroregulator mediating social behaviors and stress-related disorders. Recent clinical studies suggest that OXT might also act as antidepressant in postpartum depression (PPD) patients, but the mechanism is still unknown. In the present study, we explored the effect of OXT in paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and possible signaling pathway involved in a PPD rat model induced by gestation restraint stress (GRS). PPD rats exhibited depressive-like behaviors with significantly longer immobility time, shorter climbing time, and lower sucrose consumption compared to the control rats...
September 6, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888694/analyzing-the-effects-of-co-expression-of-chick-gallus-gallus-melanocortin-receptors-with-either-chick-mrap1-or-mrap2-in-cho-cells-on-sensitivity-to-acth-1-24-or-acth-1-13-nh2-implications-for-the-avian-hpa-axis-and-avian-melanocortin-circuits-in-the-hypothalamus
#17
Alexa L Thomas, Fumihiko Maekawa, Takaharu Kawashima, Hirotaka Sakamoto, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Perry Davis, Robert M Dores
In order to better understand the roles that melanocortin receptors (cMCRs) and melanocortin-2 receptor accessory proteins (cMRAP1 and cMRAP2) play in the HPA axis and hypothalamus, adrenal gland and hypothalamus mRNA from 1day-old white leghorn chicks (Gallus gallus), were analyzed by real-time PCR. mRNA was also made for kidney, ovary, and liver. Mrap1 mRNA could be detected in adrenal tissue, but not in any of the other tissues, and mrap2 mRNA was also detected in the adrenal gland. Finally, all five melanocortin receptors mRNAs could be detected in the adrenal gland; mc2r and mc5r mRNAs were the most abundant...
September 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888057/glucocorticoid-treatment-earlier-in-childhood-and-adolescence-show-dose-response-associations-with-diurnal-cortisol-levels
#18
Martin Vestergaard, Sara K Holm, Peter Uldall, Hartwig R Siebner, Olaf B Paulson, William F C Baaré, Kathrine S Madsen
Heightened levels of glucocorticoids in children and adolescents have previously been linked to prolonged changes in the diurnal regulation of the stress-hormone cortisol, a glucocorticoid regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis (HPA-axis). To address this question, we examined the salivary cortisol awakening response (CAR) and daily cortisol output in 36 children and adolescents (25 girls/11 boys) aged 7-16 years previously treated with glucocorticoids for nephrotic syndrome or rheumatic disorder and 36 healthy controls...
September 9, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886135/differential-regulation-of-innate-immune-cytokine-production-through-pharmacological-activation-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-nrf2-in-burn-patient-immune-cells-and-monocytes
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Timothy K Eitas, Wesley Stepp, Lucas Sjeklocha, Clayton Long, Caitlin Riley, James Callahan, Yolanda Sanchez, Peter Gough, Laquanda Knowlin, David van Duin, Shiara Ortiz-Pujols, Samuel Jones, Robert Maile, Zhi Hong, Scott Berger, Bruce Cairns
Burn patients suffer from immunological dysfunction for which there are currently no successful interventions. Similar to previous observations, we find that burn shock patients (≥15% Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) injury) have elevated levels of the innate immune cytokines Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1)/CC-motif Chemokine Ligand 2(CCL2) early after hospital admission (0-48 Hours Post-hospital Admission (HPA). Functional immune assays with patient Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) revealed that burn shock patients (≥15% TBSA) produced elevated levels of MCP-1/CCL2 after innate immune stimulation ex vivo relative to mild burn patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886020/low-plasma-cortisol-and-fecal-cortisol-metabolite-measures-as-indicators-of-compromised-welfare-in-domestic-horses-equus-caballus
#20
Jodi Pawluski, Patrick Jego, Séverine Henry, Anaelle Bruchet, Rupert Palme, Caroline Coste, Martine Hausberger
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis response to chronic stress is far from straight forward, particularly with regards to animal welfare. There are reports of no effect as well as both decreases and increases in cortisol after chronic stressors. Therefore, the first aim of the present study was to determine how measures of compromised welfare, such as chronic pain and haematological anomalies, related to cortisol levels in domestic horses (Equus caballus). Domestic horses are an informative model to investigate the impact of chronic stress (due to environment, pain, work, housing conditions…) on the HPA axis...
2017: PloS One
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