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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166705/comprehensive-analysis-of-nine-monoamines-and-metabolites-in-small-amounts-of-peripheral-murine-c57bl-6j-tissues
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Joachim Nagler, Sonja C Schriever, Meri De Angelis, Paul T Pfluger, Karl-Werner Schramm
Monoamines, acting as hormones and neurotransmitters, play a critical role in multiple physiological processes ranging from cognitive function and mood to sympathetic nervous system activity, fight-or-flight response, or glucose homeostasis. In addition to brain and blood, monoamines are abundant in several tissues, and dysfunction in their synthesis or signaling is associated with various pathological conditions. It was our goal to develop a method to detect these compounds in peripheral murine tissues. In this study, we employed a high performance liquid chromatography method using electrochemical detection that allows not only detecting the catecholamines but a detailed analysis of nine monoamines and metabolites in murine tissues...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166454/the-clinical-genetics-of-phaeochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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P T Kavinga Gunawardane, Ashley Grossman
Phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma are rare catecholamine-producing tumours, recognised to have one of the richest hereditary backgrounds of all neoplasms, with germline mutations seen in approximately 30% of patients. They can be a part of genetic syndromes such as MEN 2 or Neurofibromatosis type 1, or can be found as apparently sporadic tumours. Germline mutations are almost always found in syndromic patients. Nonetheless, apparently sporadic phaeochromocytoma too show high germline mutation rates. Early detection of a genetic mutation can lead to early diagnosis of further tumours via surveillance, early treatment and better prognosis...
October 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163071/systematic-morphometry-of-catecholamine-nuclei-in-the-brainstem
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Domenico Bucci, Carla L Busceti, Maria T Calierno, Paola Di Pietro, Michele Madonna, Francesca Biagioni, Larisa Ryskalin, Fiona Limanaqi, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Francesco Fornai
Catecholamine nuclei within the brainstem reticular formation (RF) play a pivotal role in a variety of brain functions. However, a systematic characterization of these nuclei in the very same experimental conditions is missing so far. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immune-positive cells of the brainstem correspond to dopamine (DA)-, norepinephrine (NE)-, and epinephrine (E)-containing cells. Here, we report a systematic count of TH-positive neurons in the RF of the mouse brainstem by using stereological morphometry...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162542/silencing-tyrosine-hydroxylase-retards-depression-of-immunocompetence-of-litopenaeus-vannamei-under-hypothermal-stress
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Ratchaneegorn Mapanao, Chin-Chyuan Chang, Winton Cheng, Kuan-Fu Liu
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), the first and rate-limiting step in the synthesis of catecholamines, is required in catecholamine synthesis of the neuroendocrine regulatory network against stress in shrimp. The immunocompetence, catecholamine biosynthesis, and carbohydrate metabolites were evaluated in Litopenaeus vannamei received L. vannamei TH (LvTH) double-stranded (ds)RNA, diethyl pyrocarbonate-water, or non-targeted dsRNA for 3 days then transferred from 28 to 20 or 28 °C. The immunocompetence of LvTH-depleted shrimp held at 28 °C was promoted, and those were downregulated under hypothermal stress and revealed higher level than the other two dsRNA treatments...
November 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161694/immunohistochemical-localization-of-darpp-32-in-the-brain-of-two-lungfishes-further-assessment-of-its-relationship-with-the-dopaminergic-system
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Jesús M López, Ruth Morona, Agustín González
The distribution of DARPP-32 (a phosphoprotein related to the dopamine D1 receptor) has been widely used as a means to clarify the brain regions with dopaminoceptive cells, primarily in representative species of tetrapods. The relationship between dopaminergic and dopaminoceptive elements is frequently analyzed using the catecholamine marker tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). In the present study, by means of combined immunohistochemistry, we have analyzed these relationships in lungfishes, the only group of sarcopterygian fishes represented by 6 extant species that are the phylogenetically closest living relatives of tetrapods...
November 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157902/interaction-of-catecholamine-precursor-l-dopa-with-lysozyme-a-biophysical-insight
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Saima Nusrat, Aiman Masroor, Masihuz Zaman, Mohd Khursheed Siddiqi, Mohammad Rehan Ajmal, Nida Zaidi, Ali Saber Abdelhameed, Rizwan Hasan Khan
The current study comprises of an inclusive biophysical study, enlightening the binding of L-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-Dopa) with human lysozyme (HL) and hen egg white lysozyme (HEWL). Spectroscopic and molecular docking tools have been utilized to study the interaction of L-Dopa with both HL and HEWL. Spectrofluorimetric measurements exhibited that L-Dopa quenched the HL and HEWL intrinsic fluorescence. A binding constant (Kb) of ∼10(4)M(-1) for both HL and HEWL was obtained, asserting a significant binding...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157811/bud-extracts-from-salix-caprea-l-inhibit-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-and-catecholamines-secretion-in-mouse-chromaffin-cells
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Chiara Calorio, Dario Donno, Claudio Franchino, Valentina Carabelli, Andrea Marcantoni
BACKGROUND: Salix caprea L. is an ornamental plant with prominent antioxidant activity. In the last decades Salix caprea bud extracts (SCBEs) have been used for the treatment of oxidative stress related disorders. PURPOSE: A large part of cellular functions depends on the amount of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration which in turn is mainly determined by Ca(2+) ions movements across plasma membrane as well as by Ca(2+) released from the stores. For better evaluating the mechanism of action of SCBEs, we focused on the effect of SCBEs on voltage gated Ca(2+) channels (VGCCs) functioning and related catecholamines secretion in mouse chromaffin cells (MCCs)...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151412/-methylene-blue-in-the-treatment-of-vasodilatory-shock-a-meta-analysis
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Xiongfeng Zhang, Yun Gao, Pengfei Pan, Yi Wang, Wenzhe Li, Xiangyou Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of methylene blue in the treatment of refractory hypotension caused by vascular paralysis during the course of vasodilatory shock. METHODS: The related articles were searched by retrieving the terms using methylene blue, vascular paralysis, hemodynamics, hypotension, vasodilatory shock in CNKI, China Biomedical Literature database, Wanfang database, PubMed, Springer Link, and BIOSIS Previews database. The retrieval time was from January 1994 to June 2017...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151100/correlation-between-cosyntropin-stimulation-study-and-disease-severity-in-children-with-fluid-and-catecholamine-refractory-shock-in-the-pediatric-and-cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit
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Pallavi Iyer, Brittany Harrington, Jeffrey J Fadrowski, Erica Sibinga, Ernest K Amankwah
BACKGROUND: The cosyntropin stimulation study (CSS) measures the patient's ability to adequately mount a cortisol response. Clinically, CSS results may not be used to guide hydrocortisone use. The objective of this study was to examine how the CSS results are associated with clinical parameters, mortality/disease severity, and use of glucocorticoids in pediatric patients with catecholamine- and fluid-resistant shock. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who had a CSS during 2009-2014 in the intensive care unit at a children's hospital...
November 17, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150306/a-proposal-for-a-noninvasive-monitoring-of-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-takotsubo-syndrome
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John E Madias
The pathophysiology of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is still elusive; many hypotheses of its cause have been proposed with a heightened activity of the peripheral autonomic sympathetic nervous system (PASNS) via local norepinephrine release, and direct cardiomyocyte toxicity mediated by blood-borne catecholamines, being among the most currently entertained. Monitoring of PASNS during hospitalization will provide a metric which could be of immense value in unraveling of the pathophysiology and aiding in the management of the patients with TTS by predicting in-hospital complications, long-term outcome, and its recurrence...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148180/dna-methylation-in-the-central-and-efferent-limbs-of-the-chemo-reflex-requires-carotid-body-neural-activity
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Jayasri Nanduri, Ying-Jie Peng, Ning Wang, Shakil A Khan, Gregg L Semenza, Nanduri R Prabhakar
Long-term exposure to intermittent hypoxia (LT-IH; 30 days), simulating blood O2 profiles during sleep apnea, has been shown to repress anti-oxidant enzyme (AOE) gene expression by DNA methylation in the carotid body (CB) reflex pathway, resulting in persistent elevation of plasma catecholamine levels and blood pressure. The present study examined the mechanisms by which LT-IH induces DNA methylation. Adult rats exposed to LT-IH showed elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the CB, nucleus tractus solitarius (nTS) and rostroventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and adrenal medulla (AM), which represent the central and efferent limbs of the CB reflex, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147990/assessment-of-the-effect-of-once-daily-nitisinone-therapy-on-24-h-urinary-metadrenalines-and-5-hydroxyindole-acetic-acid-excretion-in-patients-with-alkaptonuria-after-4-weeks-of-treatment
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A S Davison, B Norman, A M Milan, A T Hughes, M Khedr, J Rovensky, J A Gallagher, L R Ranganath
BACKGROUND: One of the major metabolic consequences of using nitisinone to treat patients with alkaptonuria is that circulating tyrosine concentrations increase. As tyrosine is required for the biosynthesis of catecholamine neurotransmitters, it is possible that their metabolism is altered as a consequence. Herein we report the 24-h urinary excretion of normetadrenaline (NMA), metadrenaline (MA), 3-methoxytyramine (3-MT) (catecholamine metabolites) and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA, metabolite of serotonin) in a cohort of AKU patients before and after a 4-week treatment trial with nitisinone...
November 17, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147570/management-of-an-acute-catecholamine-induced-cardiomyopathy-and-circulatory-collapse-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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R T Casey, B G Challis, D Pitfield, R M Mahroof, N Jamieson, C J Bhagra, A Vuylsteke, S J Pettit, K C Chatterjee
A phaeochromocytoma (PC) is a rare, catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumour arising from the adrenal medulla. Presenting symptoms of this rare tumour are highly variable but life-threatening multiorgan dysfunction can occur secondary to catecholamine-induced hypertension or hypotension and subsequent cardiovascular collapse. High levels of circulating catecholamines can induce an acute stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Recent studies have focused on early diagnosis and estimation of the prevalence of acute stress cardiomyopathy in patients with PC, but very little is reported about management of these complex cases...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146891/heart-transplantation-and-risk-of-cardiac-vasculopathy-development-what-factors-are-important
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Małgorzata Sobieszczańska-Małek, Jerzy Korewicki, Krzysztof Komuda, Małgorzata Karczmarz, Sylwia Szymańska, Alicja Cicha-Mikołajczyk, Paweł Bekta, Adam Parulski, Maciej Pronicki, Wiesława Grajkowska, Grzegorz Małek, Przemysław Leszek, Maria Kaczorowska, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Tomasz Zieliński
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to find the main risk factors for development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), especially factors identified before the surgical procedure and factors related to the recipient profile and the medical history of the donor. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 147 patients who had heart transplantation (HT) included in this study: mean age was 45.8±15.3 years. All study patients had coronary angiography after HT. Analyzed risk factors were: non-immunologic recipient risk factors (age of transplantation, smoking, hypertension, lipids, diabetes, obesity and weight gain after HT), immunologic recipient risk factors (acute cellular rejection (ACR), acute humoral rejection (AMR), cytomegalovirus (CMV) episodes), and donor-related risk factors (age, sex, catecholamine usage, ischemic time, compatibility of sex and blood groups, cause of death, cardiac arrest)...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146604/the-effect-of-treatment-for-sleep-apnoea-on-determinants-of-blood-pressure-control
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Raquel Casitas, Elisabet Martínez-Cerón, Raúl Galera, Carolina Cubillos-Zapata, María Jesús González-Villalba, Isabel Fernández-Navarro, Begoña Sánchez, Aldara García-Sánchez, Ester Zamarrón, Francisco García-Río
Our aim was to assess the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on the nocturnal evolution of peripheral chemosensitivity, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activity, sympathetic tone and endothelial biomarkers in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients with isolated nocturnal hypertension (INH) or day-night sustained hypertension (D-NSH).In a crossover randomised trial, 32 OSA patients newly diagnosed with hypertension and without antihypertensive treatment were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of CPAP or sham CPAP...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146416/fulminant-adrenergic-myocarditis-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest
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Pawel Rostoff, Bohdan Nessler, Patrycja Pikul, Karolina Golinska-Grzybala, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Jadwiga Nessler
Adrenergic myocarditis is an uncommon presentation of pheochromocytoma and extremely rare cause of de novo acute heart failure (AHF). We present a case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of hypertension and recurrent occipital headaches who was admitted to the emergency department due to severe de novo AHF presenting as pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. During the hospital admission the patient experienced asystolic cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated, intubated, and mechanically ventilated...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142377/serum-vitamin-d-status-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-children
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Nazik Aşılıoğlu, Halit Çiǧdem, Muhammed Sükrü Paksu
Background: Vitamin D is a pleiotropic hormone essential for optimal health. Critical illness in children is a major cause of significant health-care utilization and mortality around the world. The association of Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in critically ill adults has been well-studied, in comparison, the importance of Vitamin D in pediatric critical illness has been much less studied. Aim and Objectives: This study aimed to assess Vitamin D status and its determinants in patients admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in North of Turkey...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134498/vasoplegic-shock-treated-with-methylene-blue-complicated-by-severe-serotonin-syndrome
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Betty S Chan, Therese Becker, Angela L Chiew, Ahmed M Abdalla, Tom A Robertson, Xin Liu, Michael S Roberts, Nicholas A Buckley
INTRODUCTION: Management of severe vasoplegic shock in overdose can be very challenging. We describe a case of severe refractory vasodilatory shock in poisoning where methylene blue (MB) was used with success. However, the patient subsequently developed severe Serotonin Syndrome (SS) as a result of an interaction between serotonergic drugs and MB. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old male developed severe vasoplegic shock 1.5 hours after overdosing on several different medications including quetiapine slow release, quetiapine immediate release, desvenlafaxine slow release, venlafaxine, amlodipine, ramipril, fluoxetine, promethazine and lithium...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133512/exosomes-from-adipose-derived-stem-cells-attenuate-adipose-inflammation-and-obesity-through-polarizing-m2-macrophages-and-beiging-in-white-adipose-tissues
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Hui Zhao, Qianwen Shang, Zhenzhen Pan, Yang Bai, Zequn Li, Huiying Zhang, Qiu Zhang, Chun Guo, Lining Zhang, Qun Wang
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) play critical roles in controlling obesity-associated inflammation and metabolic disorders. Exosomes from ADSCs exert protective effects in several diseases, but their roles in obesity and related pathological conditions remain unclear. Here we showed that treatment of obese mice with ADSC-derived exosomes facilitated their metabolic homeostasis including improved insulin sensitivity (27.8% improvement), reduced obesity and alleviated hepatic steatosis. ADSC-derived exosomes drove M2 macrophage polarization, inflammation reduction and beiging in white adipose tissues (WAT) of diet-induced obese mice...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133430/the-dual-function-of-the-polybasic-juxtamembrane-region-of-syntaxin-1a-in-clamping-spontaneous-release-and-stimulating-ca-2-triggered-release-in-neuroendocrine-cells
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Dafna Singer-Lahat, Noa Barak-Broner, Anton Sheinin, Dafna Greitzer-Antes, Izhak Michaelevski, Ilana Lotan
The exact function of the polybasic juxtamembrane region (5RK) of the plasma membrane neuronal SNARE, syntaxin 1A (Syx), in vesicle exocytosis, although widely studied, is currently not clear. Here, we addressed the role of 5RK in Ca(2+)-triggered release, using our Syx-based intramolecular FRET probe, which previously allowed us to resolve a depolarization-induced Ca(+2)- dependent close-to-open transition (CDO) of Syx that occurs concomitant with evoked release, both in PC12 cells and hippocampal neurons and was abolished upon charge neutralization of 5RK...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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