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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913606/acute-administration-of-acyl-but-not-desacyl-ghrelin-decreases-blood-pressure-in-healthy-humans
#1
Cecilia J Zhang, Martin Bidlingmaier, Mekibib Altaye, Laura C Page, David D'Alessio, Matthias H Tschöp, Jenny Tong
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of acyl ghrelin (AG) and desacyl ghrelin (DAG) on blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR) and other autonomic parameters in healthy humans and to elucidate the hormonal mechanisms through which AG could exert its cardiovascular effects. DESIGN: Seventeen healthy participants underwent frequent monitoring of systolic (sBP) and diastolic blood pressure (dBP), HR, respiratory rate (RR) and body surface temperature (Temp) during continuous infusion of AG, DAG, combined AG + DAG or saline control before and during an IV glucose tolerance test on 4 separate days...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910862/methylphenidate-enhances-early-stage-sensory-processing-and-rodent-performance-of-a-visual-signal-detection-task
#2
Rachel L Navarra, Brian D Clark, Andrew T Gargiulo, Barry D Waterhouse
Methylphenidate (MPH) is used clinically to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and off-label as a performance enhancing agent in healthy individuals. MPH enhances catecholamine transmission via blockade of norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) reuptake transporters. However, it is not clear how this action impacts neural circuits performing cognitive and sensorimotor functions driving performance enhancement. The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) is the primary thalamic relay for visual information from the retina to the cortex and is densely innervated by NE-containing fibers from the locus coeruleus (LC), a pathway known to modulate state-dependent sensory processing...
December 2, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901589/the-human-adrenal-gland-proteome-defined-by-transcriptomics-and-antibody-based-profiling
#3
Julia Bergman, Johan Botling, Linn Fagerberg, Björn M Hallström, Dijana Djureinovic, Mathias Uhlén, Fredrik Pontén
The adrenal gland is a composite endocrine organ with vital functions that include the synthesis and release of glucocorticoids and catecholamines. To define the molecular landscape that underlies the specific functions of the adrenal gland, we combined a genome-wide transcriptomics approach based on mRNA sequencing of human tissues with immunohistochemistry-based protein profiling on tissue microarrays. Approximately two-thirds of all putative protein coding genes were expressed in the adrenal gland and the analysis identified 253 genes with an elevated pattern of expression in the adrenal gland, with only 37 genes showing a markedly higher expression level (>5-fold) in the adrenal gland compared to 31 other normal human tissue types analyzed...
November 30, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898550/severe-intraoperative-shock-related-to-mesenteric-traction-syndrome
#4
Alfredo Haack Couto, Hugo Siqueira, Pablo Pulcheira Brasileiro, Ismar Lima Cavalcanti, Rogério Luiz da Rocha Videira
Mesenteric traction syndrome is defined as arterial hypotension, facial flushing, and tachycardia related to mesenteric traction. We describe a case of mesenteric traction syndrome refractory to catecholamine and vasopressin infusions. The patient, who had Crohn disease, developed severe distributive shock after mesenteric traction while undergoing resection of an intestinal inflammatory mass, accompanied by facial flushing and unaltered readings for pulse oximetry, capnography, and bispectral index monitoring...
November 28, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896787/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiogenic-shock
#5
Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) rescue of pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock has rarely been reported, we reviewed our ICU patients' presentations and outcomes. METHODS: All pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock cases managed with VA-ECMO (January 2007-March 2015) were prospectively included and reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896511/resection-of-pheochromocytoma-improves-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-majority-of-patients
#6
Toni Beninato, Wouter P Kluijfhout, Frederick Thurston Drake, James Lim, Julie S Kwon, Maggie Xiong, Wen T Shen, Jessica E Gosnell, Chienying Liu, Insoo Suh, Quan-Yang Duh
BACKGROUND: Catecholamine excess in patients with pheochromocytoma often results in impaired glucose tolerance, leading to diabetes mellitus. Little data are available on the long-term effect of surgery on diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to determine the likelihood of diabetes cure after surgery, while secondary objectives were to determine risk factors for development of diabetes preoperatively and persistence of diabetes postoperatively...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896436/risk-factors-for-complications-after-adrenalectomy-results-from-a-comprehensive-national-database
#7
Lo Hallin Thompson, Erik Nordenström, Martin Almquist, Helene Jacobsson, Anders Bergenfelz
PURPOSE: Most knowledge regarding outcome after adrenal surgery stems from retrospective studies reported by highly specialized centres. The aim of this study was to report a national experience of adrenalectomy with particular attention to predictive factors for postoperative complications, conversion from endoscopic to open surgery and length of hospital stay. METHODS: Adrenalectomies reported in the Scandinavian Quality Register for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Surgery (SQRTPA) 2009-2014 were included...
November 28, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889211/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-epinephrine-use-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Niranjan Tachamo, Sushil Ghimire, Dilli Ram Poudel, Anthony Donato
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a syndrome of transient cardiac dysfunction that is frequently associated with sudden emotional or physical stress. Epinephrine use has been implicated in precipitating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in multiple case reports and case series. We sought to systematically review the current English literature on this association. METHODS: We searched relevant articles on Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with epinephrine administration and extracted data on demographic characteristics, clinical features, investigations and clinical outcomes...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887800/coronary-artery-disease-and-lunar-catecholamine-cardiomyopathy
#9
William J Rowe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884589/cohabitation-with-an-ehrlich-tumor-bearing-cagemate-induces-immune-but-not-behavioral-changes-in-male-mice
#10
Thalita R M Machado, Glaucie J Alves, Wanderley M Quinteiro-Filho, João Palermo-Neto
Cohabitation with Ehrlich ascitic tumor-injected conspecifics induces behavioral, neurochemical, endocrine and immune changes indicative of stress and immune impairment in female mice. The present work analyzed the effects of similar cohabitation in Swiss and Balb/C male mice. At least 12 pairs of male mice were divided into a control group and an experimental group. On experimental day 1 (ED1), one animal within each experimental pair was inoculated with 5×10(6) Ehrlich tumor cells intraperitoneally (i.p...
November 21, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881965/fundamental-role-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-677-c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-genotype-and-flavin-compounds-in-biochemical-phenotypes-for-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-psychosis
#11
Stephanie Fryar-Williams
The Mental Health Biomarker Project (2010-2016) explored variables for psychosis in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Blood samples from 67, highly characterized symptomatic cases and 67 gender and age matched control participants were analyzed for methyl tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C → T gene variants and for vitamin B6, B12 and D, folate, unbound copper, zinc cofactors for enzymes in the methylation cycle, and related catecholamine pathways. Urine samples were analyzed for indole-catecholamines, their metabolites, and oxidative-stress marker, hydroxylpyrolline-2-one (HPL)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880819/risk-assessment-of-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-upon-admission-for-post-interventional-intensive-care-and-surveillance-implications-on-short-and-midterm-outcomes
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Fadi Al-Rashid, Philipp Kahlert, Friederike Selge, Heike Hildebrandt, Polycarpos-Christos Patsalis, Matthias Totzeck, Petra Mummel, Tienush Rassaf, Rolf Alexander Jánosi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that standard risk scores inaccurately reflect risk in TAVI cohorts. The assessment of mortality risk upon post-interventional ICU admission is important to optimizing clinical management. This study sought to determine outcomes and factors affecting mortality in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and to analyze and compare the predictive values of SAPS II and EuroSCORE. METHODS AND FINDINGS: 214 consecutive patients treated with transfemoral TAVI (2006-2012) admitted to the ICU in an academic tertiary-care university hospital, were included in this retrospective data analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879559/angiotensin-ii-in-refractory-septic-shock
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Elio Antonucci, Patrick J Gleeson, Filippo Annoni, Sara Agosta, Sergio Orlando, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Dimitrios Velissaris, Sabino Scolletta
Refractory septic shock is defined as persistently low mean arterial blood pressure despite volume resuscitation and titrated vasopressors/inotropes in patients with a proven or suspected infection and concomitant organ dysfunction. Its management typically requires high doses of catecholamines, which can induce significant adverse effects such as ischemia and arrhythmias. Angiotensin II (Ang II), a key product of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), is a vasopressor agent that could be used in conjunction with other vasopressors to stabilize critically ill patients during refractory septic shock, and reduce catecholamine requirements...
November 21, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876406/adenotonsillectomy-can-decrease-enuresis-and-sympathetic-nervous-activity-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Hao Ding, Mengmei Wang, Ke Hu, Jing Kang, Si Tang, Wen Lu, Lifang Xu
BACKGROUND: The nocturnal intermittent hypoxia caused by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) can provoke the sympathetic nervous activity (SNA). Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) is a sensitive, non-invasive biomarker for reflecting the SNA, and a useful marker for pediatric OSAS subjects. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) is the most commonly identified risk factor in OSAS childhood, therefore, several studies showed that the adenotonsillectomy (T&A) may alleviate nocturnal enuresis (NE) in children with OSAS...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875730/contemporary-review-on-the-pathogenesis-of-takotsubo-syndrome-the-heart-shedding-tears-norepinephrine-churn-and-foam-at-the-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-terminals
#15
REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Rodney De Palma
Takotsubo syndrome (TS), an increasingly recognized acute cardiac disease entity, is characterized by a unique pattern of circumferential and typically regional left ventricular wall motion abnormality resulting in a conspicuous transient ballooning of the left ventricle during systole. The mechanism of the disease remains elusive. However, the sudden onset of acute myocardial stunning in a systematic pattern extending beyond a coronary artery territory; the history of a preceding emotional or physical stress factor in two thirds of cases; the signs of sympathetic denervation at the regions of left ventricular dysfunction on sympathetic scintigraphy; the finding of myocardial edema and other signs consistent with (catecholamine-induced) myocarditis shown by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; and the contraction band necrosis on histopathological examination all argue strongly for the involvement of the cardiac sympathetic nervous system in the pathogenesis of TS...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869898/-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-current-evidence-from-observational-studies-and-pathophysiological-background
#16
Francesco Santoro, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Nicola Tarantino, Riccardo Ieva, Matteo Di Biase, Luigi Di Biase
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an acute reversible form of cardiac failure, firstly described in 1991, with a prognosis not favorable as previously thought. Although high levels of catecholamines have been suggested as the leading mechanism for the onset, the pathophysiology remains unclear. However, several pathophysiological explanations have been proposed, all not mutually exclusive. A complex chain of events is present, including the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the surge in circulating catecholamines and subsequent cardiovascular responses...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867530/continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-for-haemodynamic-collapse-and-rhabdomyolysis-induced-by-pheochromocytoma-crisis
#17
Xi Zhou, Chuhuan Zhao, Xiafei Feng, Anweshan Samanta, Yi Nuo Lin, Jun Chen, Xiaochun Dai, Xia Hong, Qiangli Xie, Weijian Huang
Pheochromocytoma associated with pregnancy is not common. Caesarean section may induce pheochromocytoma crisis, resulting in a lethal condition. The clinical picture of pheochromocytoma crisis is extremely variable. In this report, we describe a case of severe pheochromocytoma crisis induced by caesarean section presenting with hyperpyrexia, haemodynamic collapse, muscle weakness, heart failure, and acute kidney injury. Furthermore, we report that the muscle weakness was a manifestation of rhabdomyolysis, resulting from the pheochromocytoma crisis...
December 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866999/the-5-ht1a-1b-receptor-agonist-eltoprazine-increases-both-catecholamine-release-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-and-dopamine-release-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-and-decreases-motivation-for-reward-and-waiting-impulsivity-but-increases-stopping-impulsivity
#18
S Mechiel Korte, Jolanda Prins, Filip S Van den Bergh, Ronald S Oosting, Rudy Dupree, Gerdien A H Korte-Bouws, Koen G C Westphal, Berend Olivier, Damiaan A Denys, Alexis Garland, Onur Güntürkün
The 5-HT1A/1B-receptor agonist eltoprazine has a behavioral drug signature that resembles that of a variety of psychostimulant drugs, despite the differences in receptor binding profile. These psychostimulants are effective in treating impulsivity disorders, most likely because they increase norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) levels in the prefrontal cortex. Both amphetamine and methylphenidate, however, also increase dopamine levels in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), which has a significant role in motivation, pleasure, and reward...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866946/systems-genetics-approach-identifies-gene-pathways-and-adamts2-as-drivers-of-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
#19
Christoph D Rau, Milagros C Romay, Mary Tuteryan, Jessica J-C Wang, Marc Santolini, Shuxun Ren, Alain Karma, James N Weiss, Yibin Wang, Aldons J Lusis
We previously reported a genetic analysis of heart failure traits in a population of inbred mouse strains treated with isoproterenol to mimic catecholamine-driven cardiac hypertrophy. Here, we apply a co-expression network algorithm, wMICA, to perform a systems-level analysis of left ventricular transcriptomes from these mice. We describe the features of the overall network but focus on a module identified in treated hearts that is strongly related to cardiac hypertrophy and pathological remodeling. Using the causal modeling algorithm NEO, we identified the gene Adamts2 as a putative regulator of this module and validated the predictive value of NEO using small interfering RNA-mediated knockdown in neonatal rat ventricular myocytes...
November 16, 2016: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866280/proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-triggered-by-its-phosphorylation-a-new-question-as-to-the-intracellular-location-at-which-the-degradation-occurs
#20
REVIEW
Akira Nakashima, Yu Kodani, Yoko S Kaneko, Hiroshi Nagasaki, Akira Ota
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the rate-limiting enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis, and its stability is a fundamental factor to maintain the level of the catecholamines in cells. However, the intracellular stability of TH determined by the degradation remains unknown; although the TH molecule phosphorylated at its Ser19 was observed in the nucleus, and the phosphorylation suspected to trigger its proteasome-mediated degradation. Computer-assisted analysis using the cNLS Mapper program predicted that two sequences of nuclear localization signals (NLS) exist in the N-terminus of TH molecule containing the phosphorylation sites Ser19, Ser31, and Ser40 (Pro(9)-Arg(38) and Lys(12)-Ile(42)): the NLS scores indicated that TH could become localized in both nucleus and cytoplasm...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
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