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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215941/intron-specific-patterns-of-divergence-of-lin-11-regulatory-function-in-the-c-elegans-nervous-system
#1
Siavash Amon, Bhagwati P Gupta
The diversity of neurons in the nervous system is specified by many genes, including those that encode transcription factors (TFs) and play crucial roles in coordinating gene transcription. To understand how the spatiotemporal expression of TF genes is regulated to generate neuronal diversity, we used one member of the LIM-Hox family, lin-11, as a model that is necessary for the differentiation of amphid neurons in the nematode C. elegans and a related species C. briggsae. We characterized transcriptional regulation of lin-11 and uncovered regulatory roles of two of the largest introns, intron 3 and intron 7...
February 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215131/angiotensin-ii-for-the-treatment-of-high-output-shock-3-athos-3-protocol-for-a-phase-iii-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#2
Lakhmir S Chawla, James A Russell, Sean M Bagshaw, Andrew D Shaw, Stuart L Goldstein, Mitchell P Fink, George F Tidmarsh
OBJECTIVE: Catecholamine-resistant hypotension (CRH) is characterised by inadequate response to standard doses of vasopressors, and increased mortality. Our Angiotensin II for the Treatment of High-Output Shock 3 (ATHOS-3) trial compares the efficacy and safety of angiotensin II (ANGII) versus placebo in CRH. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A phase III, multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of LJPC-501 (synthetic ANGII) for CRH in up to 120 intensive care units...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209406/endocrine-and-physiological-effects-of-linuron-and-s-metolachlor-in-zebrafish-developing-embryos
#3
C Quintaneiro, D Patrício, S C Novais, A M V M Soares, M S Monteiro
Evaluation of the effects of linuron and S-metolachlor on apical, biochemical and transcriptional endpoints in zebrafish (Danio rerio) early life stages was the main purpose of this work. Embryos were exposed for 96h to a range of concentrations of each herbicide to determine lethal and sub-lethal effects on apical (e.g. malformations, hatching) and biochemical parameters (cholinesterase, ChE; catalase, CAT; glutathione S-transferase, GST; lipid peroxidation, LPO and lactate dehydrogenase, LDH). To evaluate endocrine disruption effects, embryos were exposed during 96h to 0...
February 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196392/patellofemoral-osteochondral-allografts-can-we-improve-the-matching-process
#4
Jason R Determann, James E Fleischli, Donald F D'Alessandro, Dana P Piasecki
An important consideration for the successful use of fresh osteochondral allografts for the patellofemoral joint is selection of appropriately sized donor allografts. This is particularly challenging for matching grafts to the patella because of the substantial variability in articular contour that exists. At present, selection of donor patellae is based only on the width of the proximal tibia, with no established means of quantifying basic patellar size, facet configuration, or articular contour. We hypothesized that using a combination of standard radiographic measurements to generate an accurate profile of the recipients native patella would result in a more accurate donor graft...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189027/the-flame-retardant-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-enhances-the-expression-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-in-the-placental-cell-model-jeg-3
#5
Yun Zhu, Yan Qin Tan, Chi Chiu Wang, Lai K Leung
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are chemicals used as flame retardants in household products. After disposing of these items, PBDEs leach from the products by surface water. BDE-47 is a PBDE congener commonly isolated from contaminated food and is the most studied isomer. The placenta is the major source of hormones during pregnancy, and an elevated level of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) is associated with premature delivery. In the present study, we examined changes in the placental CRH expression under BDE-47 exposure in the JEG-3 cell model system...
January 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185482/suckling-induced-activation-pattern-in-the-brain-of-rat-pups
#6
János Barna, Eva Renner, Antónia Arszovszki, Melinda Cservenák, Zsolt Kovács, Miklós Palkovits, Arpád Dobolyi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to understand the effects of suckling on the brain of the pups by mapping their brain activation pattern in response to suckling. METHODS: The c-fos method was applied to identify activated neurons. Fasted rat pups were returned to their mothers for suckling and sacrificed 2 hours later for Fos immunohistochemistry. Double labeling was also performed to characterize some of the activated neurons. For comparison, another group of fasted pups were given dry food before Fos mapping...
February 10, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181419/anterior-approach-for-right-hepatectomy-with-hanging-maneuver-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-multi-institutional-propensity-score-matching-study
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Toru Beppu, Katsunori Imai, Koji Okuda, Susumu Eguchi, Kenji Kitahara, Nobuhiko Taniai, Shinichi Ueno, Ken Shirabe, Masayuki Ohta, Kazuhiro Kondo, Atsushi Nanashima, Tomoaki Noritomi, Masayuki Shiraishi, Yuko Takami, Kohji Okamoto, Ken Kikuchi, Hideo Baba, Hikaru Fujioka
BACKGROUND /PURPOSE: This multi-institutional study was aimed to assess the benefits of anterior approach for right hepatectomy with hanging maneuver (ARH-HM) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with conventional right hepatectomy (CRH). METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2012, 306 patients with HCC ≥ 5 cm were divided into two groups: ARH-HM (n = 104) and CRH (n = 202). RESULTS: After one-to-one propensity score-matched analysis, 72 ARH-HM and 72 CRH patients presented comparable background factors...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179447/diagnosis-of-endocrine-disease-differentiation-of-pathologic-neoplastic-hypercortisolism-cushing-syndrome-from-physiologic-non-neoplastic-hypercortisolism-formerly-known-as-pseudo-cushing-syndrome
#8
James Findling, Hershel Raff
Endogenous hypercortisolism (Cushing syndrome) usually implies the presence of a pathologic condition caused by either an ACTH-secreting neoplasm or autonomous cortisol secretion from a benign or malignant adrenal neoplasm. However, sustained or intermittent hypercortisolism may also accompany many medical disorders that stimulate physiologic/non-neoplastic activation of the HPA axis (formerly known as pseudo-Cushing syndrome); these two entities may share indistinguishable clinical and biochemical features...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167369/post-dexamethasone-serum-copeptin-corresponds-to-hpa-axis-responsiveness-in-human-obesity
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Christian Schinke, Swen Hesse, Muriel Stoppe, Klara Meyer, Elisa Schmidt, Johannes Orthgiess, Lukas Bechmann, Anke Bresch, Michael Rullmann, Julia Luthardt, Osama Sabri, Matthias Blüher, Jürgen Kratzsch, Florian Then Bergh
CONTEXT: Increased activities of the arginine-vasopressin (AVP) system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis were shown to be associated with human obesity, but relationships between these systems in obesity remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess HPA axis responsiveness and its relation to serum concentrations of the AVP-surrogate copeptin in subjects with obesity (OB) in comparison to non-obesity controls (NOC). METHODS: In a cross-sectional monocentric study, thirty-nine OB (f/m 25/14; age 36...
January 16, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162848/altered-functionality-of-the-corticotrophin-releasing-hormone-receptor-2-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-of-hyperphagic-maternally-separated-rats
#10
V Alcántara-Alonso, M I Amaya, G Matamoros-Trejo, P de Gortari
Early-life stress induces endocrine and metabolic alterations that increase food intake and overweight in adulthood. The stress response activates the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and urocortins' (Ucns) system in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). These peptides induce anorexic effects through CRH-R2 receptor activation; however, chronic stressed animals develop hyperphagia despite of high PVN CRH expression. We analyzed this paradoxical behavior in adult rats subjected to maternal separation (MS) for 180min/daily during post-natal days 2-14, evaluating their body weight gain, food intake, serum corticosterone and vasopressin concentrations, PVN mRNA expression of CRH-R1, CRH-R2, CRH, Ucn2, Ucn3, vasopressin and CRH-R2 protein levels...
February 1, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161195/activation-of-atp-sensitive-potassium-channel-by-iptakalim-normalizes-stress-induced-hpa-axis-disorder-and-depressive-behaviour-by-alleviating-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-mouse-hypothalamus
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Xiao-Jie Zhao, Zhan Zhao, Dan-Dan Yang, Lu-Lu Cao, Ling Zhang, Juan Ji, Jun Gu, Ji-Ye Huang, Xiu-Lan Sun
Stress-induced disturbance of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is strongly implicated in incidence of mood disorders. A heightened neuroinflammatory response and oxidative stress play a fundamental role in the dysfunction of the HPA axis. We have previously demonstrated that iptakalim (Ipt), a new ATP-sensitive potassium (K-ATP) channel opener, could prevent oxidative injury and neuroinflammation against multiple stimuli-induced brain injury. The present study was to demonstrate the impacts of Ipt in stress-induced HPA axis disorder and depressive behavior...
February 1, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151936/promoter-methylation-pattern-controls-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-gene-activity-in-human-trophoblasts
#12
Xin Pan, Maria Bowman, Rodney J Scott, John Fitter, Roger Smith, Tamas Zakar
Placental CRH production increases with advancing pregnancy in women and its course predicts gestational length. We hypothesized that CRH gene expression in the placenta is epigenetically controlled setting gestational trajectories characteristic of normal and pathological pregnancies. Here we determined histone modification and DNA methylation levels and DNA methylation patterns at the CRH promoter in primary trophoblast cultures by chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with clonal bisulfite sequencing and identified the transcriptionally active epialleles that associate with particular histone modifications and transcription factors during syncytialisation and cAMP-stimulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139692/control-of-neuropeptide-expression-by-parallel-activity-dependent-pathways-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Teresa Rojo Romanos, Jakob Gramstrup Petersen, Roger Pocock
Monitoring of neuronal activity within circuits facilitates integrated responses and rapid changes in behavior. We have identified a system in Caenorhabditis elegans where neuropeptide expression is dependent on the ability of the BAG neurons to sense carbon dioxide. In C. elegans, CO2 sensing is predominantly coordinated by the BAG-expressed receptor-type guanylate cyclase GCY-9. GCY-9 binding to CO2 causes accumulation of cyclic GMP and opening of the cGMP-gated TAX-2/TAX-4 cation channels; provoking an integrated downstream cascade that enables C...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137650/functional-evidence-that-the-nucleus-of-the-hippocampal-commissure-shows-an-earlier-activation-from-a-stressor-than-the-paraventricular-nucleus-implication-of-an-additional-structural-component-of-the-avian-hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal-axis
#14
Gurueswar Nagarajan, Seong W Kang, Wayne J Kuenzel
Despite extensive data addressing the regulation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in vertebrates, the neuroendocrine regulation of stress in birds remains incomplete. The paraventricular nucleus (PVN) contains the key neuropeptides, corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vasotocin (AVT), containing neurons. However, another population of CRH neurons was recently identified in a septal nucleus called the nucleus of the hippocampal commissure (NHpC). Therefore, the current study investigated changes in gene expression of CRH and AVT in the PVN and CRH in the NHpC, as well as changes in plasma corticosterone concentrations following a stressor, food deprivation...
January 27, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123286/assessment-of-sexual-dimorphism-using-digital-orthopantomographs-in-south-indians
#15
Sailaja Sambhana, Praveen Sanghvi, Rezwana Begum Mohammed, Prasanth Prathapan Shanta, Anshuj Ajay Rao Thetay, Varunjeet Singh Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: The identification of human skeletal remains plays a crucial role in forensic investigation and its accuracy depends on the available parts of the skeleton. The mandible is the hardest and strongest bone of the skull, which exhibits a high degree of sexual dimorphism and helps to identify the sex in human remains. The aim of this study was to develop discriminant function to determine sex from the mandibular radiographs in a South Indian (Visakhapatnam) population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of 384 (192 males and 192 females) digital orthopantomographs (OPGs) divided into five groups according to age...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119322/the-role-of-glucocorticoids-and-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-regulation-on-anxiety-symptoms-and-response-to-treatment
#16
Greta Bielaczyc Raglan, Louis A Schmidt, Jay Schulkin
The stress response has been linked to the expression of anxiety and depression, but the mechanisms for these connections are under continued consideration. The activation and expression of glucocorticoids and CRH are variable, and may hold important clues to individual experiences of mood disorders. This paper explores the interactions of glucocorticoids and CRH in the presentation of anxiety and depressive disorders in an effort to better describe their differing roles in each of these clinical presentations...
January 24, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103786/crh-receptor-signalling-potential-roles-in-pathophysiology
#17
Styliani Ourailidou, Dimitris Grammatopoulos
To maintain homeostatic equilibrium, living organisms have evolved complex adaptation systems that control an array of behavioural, autonomic, neuroendocrine and immune responses. One of the important switches The master switch of this system is the hypothalamic hormone corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which together with a family of related peptides (urocortins, UCNs) orchestrate stress-coping responses that reinstate homeostasis. Persistent disturbances in the homeostatic equilibrium either due to inadequate or persistently uncontrolled responses have been associated with pathogenic mechanisms of disease...
January 10, 2017: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096430/testing-hypotheses-about-individual-variation-in-plasma-corticosterone-in-free-living-salamanders
#18
Jessica R Thomas, Andrew J Magyan, Peter E Freeman, Sarah K Woodley
In vertebrates, many responses to stress as well as homeostatic maintenance of basal metabolism are regulated by plasma glucocorticoid hormones (GCs). Despite having crucial functions, levels of GCs are typically variable among individuals. We examined the contribution of several physiological factors to individual variation in plasma corticosterone (CORT) and the number of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons in the magnocellular preoptic area of the brain in free-living Allegheny Mountain dusky salamanders...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094875/neuroendocrinology-of-mast-cells-challenges-and-controversies
#19
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Theoharis C Theoharides
Mast cells (MC) are hemopoietically-derived tissue immune cells that are ubiquitous in the body, including neuroendocrine organs such as the hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, ovaries, pancreas and uterus where their action is not well understood. Mast cells have historically been associated with allergies because of their rich content of histamine and tryptase, but more recently with regulation of immunity and inflammation due their synthesis and release of numerous cytokines and chemokines. Mast cells are located perivascularly and express numerous receptors for diverse ligands such as allergens, pathogens, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and hormones including acetylcholine, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), corticosteroids, corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), β-endorphin, epinephrine, 17β-estradiol, gonadotrophins, hemokinin-A (HKA), leptin, melatonin, neurotensin (NT), parathyroid hormone (PTH), substance P (SP) and vasoactive instestinal peptide (VIP)...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094761/homeodomain-protein-otp-affects-developmental-neuropeptide-switching-in-oxytocin-neurons-associated-with-a-long-term-effect-on-social-behavior
#20
Einav Wircer, Janna Blechman, Nataliya Borodovsky, Michael Tsoory, Ana Rita Nunes, Rui F Oliveira, Gil Levkowitz
Proper response to stress and social stimuli depends on orchestrated development of hypothalamic neuronal circuits. Here we address the effects of the developmental transcription factor orthopedia (Otp) on hypothalamic development and function. We show that developmental mutations in the zebrafish paralogous gene otpa but not otpb affect both stress response and social preference. These behavioral phenotypes were associated with developmental alterations in oxytocinergic (OXT) neurons. Thus, otpa and otpb differentially regulate neuropeptide switching in a newly identified subset of OXT neurons that co-express the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)...
January 17, 2017: ELife
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