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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186699/seizure-induced-activation-of-the-hpa-axis-increases-seizure-frequency-and-comorbid-depression-like-behaviors
#1
Andrew Hooper, Rumzah Paracha, Jamie Maguire
Our laboratory recently demonstrated that seizures activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, increasing circulating levels of corticosterone (O'Toole et al., 2013). Given the well-established proconvulsant actions of corticosterone, we hypothesized that seizure-induced activation of the HPA axis may contribute to future seizure susceptibility. Further, since hypercortisolism is associated with depression, we propose that seizure-induced activation of the HPA axis may contribute to comorbid depression and epilepsy...
November 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183827/complex-environmental-rearing-enhances-social-salience-and-affects-hippocampal-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-crhr-1-crhr2-expression-in-a-sex-specific-manner
#2
Amanda C Kentner, Erika Lima, Mattia M Migliore, Junyoung Shin, Stephanie Scalia
Methods for understanding the neurocircuitry of ethologically relevant behaviors have advanced substantially; however renovations to standard animal laboratory housing, in the form of enhanced enrichment, have lagged behind. This is despite evidence that environmental enrichment (EE) reduces stress, stereotypy, and promotes healthy species typical behaviors. While many scientists express interest for increased EE as a standard for animal caging systems, there are concerns that its effects on brain, behavior, and cognition are not well characterized...
November 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180955/dissociable-role-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-subtype-1-on-dopaminergic-and-d1-dopaminoceptive-neurons-in-cocaine-seeking-behavior
#3
Rick E Bernardi, Laura Broccoli, Natalie Hirth, Nicholas J Justice, Jan M Deussing, Anita C Hansson, Rainer Spanagel
The ability of many drugs of abuse, including cocaine, to mediate reinforcement and drug-seeking behaviors is in part mediated by the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) system, in which CRH exerts its effects partly via the CRH receptor subtype 1 (CRHR1) in extra-hypothalamic areas. In fact, CRHR1 expressed in regions of the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) system have been demonstrated to modify cocaine-induced DA release and alter cocaine-mediated behaviors. Here we examined the role of neuronal selectivity of CRHR1 within the mesolimbic system on cocaine-induced behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153824/cancer-related-hypercalcemia-in-oral-cancer
#4
T-C Lin, K-L Liang, L-C Lee, C-Y Hsu, T-T Yen
Cancer-related hypercalcemia (CRH) is a critical paraneoplastic disorder in advanced cancer patients. In clinical practice, patients with CRH have a poor prognosis. The medical records of 3198 oral cancer patients with CRH diagnosed at Taichung Veterans General Hospital from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2015 were reviewed. The criteria for patient enrolment were a diagnosis of hypercalcemia or the use of antihypercalcemia medication. Patients who met any of the following criteria were excluded: use of total parenteral nutrition, incomplete serum calcium data, and unknown date of death...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146410/cart-neurons-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-and-lateral-hypothalamic-area-exert-differential-controls-on-energy-homeostasis
#5
Jackie Lau, Aitak Farzi, Yue Qi, Regine Heilbronn, Mario Mietzsch, Yan-Chuan Shi, Herbert Herzog
OBJECTIVE: The cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) codes for a pivotal neuropeptide important in the control of appetite and energy homeostasis. However, limited understanding exists for the defined effector sites underlying CART function, as discrepant effects of central CART administration have been reported. METHODS: By combining Cart-cre knock-in mice with a Cart adeno-associated viral vector designed using the flip-excision switch (AAV-FLEX) technology, specific reintroduction or overexpression of CART selectively in CART neurons in the arcuate nucleus (Arc) and lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), respectively, was achieved...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142191/immune-neuroendocrine-interactions-evolution-ecology-and-susceptibility-to-illness
#6
Johanna M C Blom, Enzo Ottaviani
The integration between immune and neuroendocrine systems is crucial for maintaining homeostasis from invertebrates to humans. In the first, the phagocytic cell, i.e., the immunocyte, is the main actor, while in the latter, the principle player is the lymphocyte. Immunocytes are characterized by the presence of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) peptides, CRH, and other molecules that display a significant similarity to their mammalian counterparts regarding their functions, as both are mainly involved in fundamental functions such as immune (chemotaxis, phagocytosis, cytotoxicity, etc...
November 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137551/environmental-manipulations-as-an-effective-alternative-treatment-to-reduce-endometriosis-progression
#7
Annelyn Torres-Reverón, Leslie L Rivera, Idhaliz Flores, Caroline B Appleyard
Treatments for endometriosis include pharmacological or surgical procedures that produce significant side effects. We aimed to determine how environmental enrichment (EE) could impact the progression of endometriosis using the autotransplantation rat model. Female rats were exposed to EE (endo-EE: toys and nesting materials, 4 rats per cage, larger area enclosure) or no enrichment (endo-NE: 2 rats per cage) starting on postnatal day 21. After 8 weeks, sham surgery or surgical endometriosis was induced by suturing uterine horn tissue next to the intestinal mesentery, then allowed to progress for 60 days during which EE or NE continued...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130338/colonic-hydrogen-sulfide-produces-portal-hypertension-and-systemic-hypotension-in-rats
#8
Tomasz Huc, Halina Jurkowska, Maria Wróbel, Kinga Jaworska, Maksymilian Onyszkiewicz, Marcin Ufnal
Hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas, at low concentrations is also a biological mediator in animals. In the colon, hydrogen sulfide is produced by intestinal tissues and gut sulfur bacteria. Gut-derived molecules undergo liver metabolism. Portal hypertension is one of the most common complications contributing to the high mortality in liver cirrhosis. We hypothesized that the colon-derived hydrogen sulfide may affect portal blood pressure. Sprague-Dawley rats were maintained either on tap water (controls) or on water solution of thioacetamide to produce liver cirrhosis (CRH-R)...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129606/transgenerational-blunting-of-morphine-induced-corticosterone-secretion-is-associated-with-dysregulated-gene-expression-in-male-offspring
#9
Fair M Vassoler, Anika M Toorie, Elizabeth M Byrnes
A number of parental experiences, even when occurring prior to conception, have been shown to induce transgenerational effects beyond the first generation. In the case of exposure to drugs of abuse, studies in rodents suggest that offspring demonstrate significant differences in how they respond to the drug to which their parent was exposed. We have previously observed significant alterations in morphine analgesia, conditioned place preference and self-administration in the offspring of females exposed to morphine during adolescent development...
November 9, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126185/corticotropin-releasing-hormone-suppresses-synapse-formation-in-hippocampus-of-male-rats-via-inhibition-of-cxcl5-secretion-by-glia
#10
Yanmin Zhang, You Zheng, Yongjun Xu, Hui Sheng, Xin Ni
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is implicated to play a critical role in stress-induced synaptic formation and modification. In the present study, we explored the mechanisms underlying CRH modulation of synaptic formation in hippocampus using various models in vitro. In cultured hippocampal slices, CRH treatment decreased synapsin I and PSD95 levels via CRH receptor type 1 (CRHR1). In isolated hippocampal neurons, however, it increased synapsin I-labeled presynaptic terminals and PSD95-labeled postsynaptic terminals via CRHR1...
November 6, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121520/effects-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-gene-targeted-ablation-on-ghrelin-induced-feeding
#11
Lucia Recinella, Sheila Leone, Claudio Ferrante, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Rugia Shohreh, Chiara Di Nisio, Michele Vacca, Giustino Orlando, Roberto Salvatori, Luigi Brunetti
Impairment of growth hormone (GH) signaling has been associated with increased feeding and adiposity. The gastric hormone ghrelin, in addition to its GH-secretagogue effects, stimulates food intake after both central and peripheral administration. In the present study we further investigated the feeding regulatory role of the ghrelin-GH axis in a mouse model of isolated GH deficiency due to targeted ablation of the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) gene [GHRH knockout (GHRHKO)]. We evaluated the effects of intracerebroventricular ghrelin administration on feeding behavior, related hypothalamic neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, and serum ghrelin levels in mice homozygous for GHRHKO allele (-/-) and heterozygous (+/-) control animals...
November 6, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080551/the-dexamethasone-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-test-in-healthy-and-depressed-women-with-and-without-childhood-adversity
#12
Carsten Spitzer, Christian Otte, Linn K Kuehl, Anita May, Katharina Schultebraucks, Julian Hellmann-Regen, Katja Wingenfeld
BACKGROUND: Alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are a prominent finding in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Inconsistencies regarding a hyper- or hypoactive HPA axis may be explained by the moderating effect of childhood adverse experiences (ACE) which are associated with both HPA axis dysfunction and MDD in adulthood. We aimed to systematically disentangle the effects of ACE and MDD on HPA axis by comparing healthy women with and without childhood adversity and women with MDD with and without ACE...
October 23, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080355/tumour-lateralization-in-cushing-s-disease-by-inferior-petrosal-sinus-sampling-with-desmopressin
#13
Ming Feng, Ziyuan Liu, Xiaohai Liu, Xiaobo Zhang, Xinjie Bao, Yong Yao, Kan Deng, Bing Xing, Wei Lian, Huijuan Zhu, Lin Lu, Renzhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is currently the gold standard in the diagnosis of Cushing's disease (CD) and has also been used in tumour lateralization. Our objective was to determine the diagnostic value and lateralization accuracy of IPSS with desmopressin. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 91 patients with Cushing's syndrome who had either negative findings on pituitary dynamic enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or non-suppressed high dose dexamethasone suppression tests (HDDST)...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079226/unraveling-vasotocinergic-isotocinergic-and-stress-pathways-after-food-deprivation-and-high-stocking-density-in-the-gilthead-sea-bream
#14
Arleta Krystyna Skrzynska, Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha, Gonzalo Martínez-Rodríguez, Juan Miguel Mancera
The influence of chronic stress, induced by food deprivation (FD) and/or high stocking density (HSD), was assessed on stress, vasotocinergic and isotocinergic pathways of the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). Fish were randomly assigned to one of the following treatments: (1) fed at low stocking density (LSD-F; 5kg·m(-3)); (2) fed at high stocking density (HSD-F, 40kg·m(-3)); (3) food-deprived at LSD (LSD-FD); and (4) food-deprived at HSD (HSD-FD). After 21days, samples from plasma, liver, hypothalamus, pituitary and head-kidney were collected...
October 24, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074327/thyrotropic-activity-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-in-an-altricial-bird-species-the-zebra-finch-taeniopygia-guttata
#15
Yugo Watanabe, Sylvia V H Grommen, Bert De Groef
In chicken, corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) acts as a thyrotropin (TSH)-releasing factor, mediated by the type 2 CRH receptor (CRHR2) on the thyrotropes of the pituitary gland. It is not known whether CRH also controls TSH release in non-precocial avian species that have a different pattern of thyroidal activity during their life cycle. Therefore, we investigated the TSH-releasing capacity of CRH in an altricial species, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Cellular localisation of type 1 CRH receptor (CRHR1) and CRHR2 mRNA in the pituitary was determined by in situ hybridisation, combined with immunohistochemical staining of pituitary thyrotropes...
October 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069439/2-45%C3%A2-ghz-microwave-radiation-impairs-hippocampal-learning-and-spatial-memory-involvement-of-local-stress-mechanism-induced-suppression-of-iglur-erk-creb-signaling
#16
Saba Shahin, Somanshu Banerjee, Vivek Swarup, Surya Pal Singh, Chandra Mohini Chaturvedi
Microwave (MW) radiation induced oxidative stress reduces dendritic arborization, spine density and number of hippocampal pyramidal neurons and hence, impair learning and spatial memory through p53-dependent/independent apoptosis of hippocampal neuronal and non-neuronal cells. However, the mechanisms responsible for MW radiation induced impairment in memory formation remains still unknown. Present study elucidates the effect of short (15 days) and long-term (30 and 60 days) low level 2.45 GHz MW radiation induced local stress on the hippocampal spatial memory formation pathway in adult male mice...
October 23, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069304/estradiol-dependent-stimulation-and-suppression-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-gnrh-neuron-firing-activity-by-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-crh-in-female-mice
#17
Chayarndorn Phumsatitpong, Suzanne M Moenter
GnRH neurons are the final central regulators of reproduction, integrating various inputs that modulate fertility. Stress typically inhibits reproduction but can be stimulatory; stress effects can also be modulated by steroid milieu. CRH released during the stress response may suppress reproduction independent of downstream glucocorticoids. We hypothesized CRH suppresses fertility by decreasing GnRH neuron firing activity. To test this, mice were ovariectomized and either implanted with an estradiol capsule (OVX+E) or not treated further (OVX) to examine the influence of estradiol on GnRH neuron response to CRH...
October 20, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069262/an-activating-mutation-in-the-crhr1-gene-is-rarely-associated-with-pituitary-dependent-hyperadrenocorticism-in-poodles
#18
Viviani De-Marco, Luciani R Carvalho, Mariana F Guzzo, Paulo S L Oliveira, Larissa G Gomes, Berenice B Mendonca
OBJECTIVES: Pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism is the most common cause of naturally occurring hypercortisolism in dogs. CRHR1 expression in human and dog corticotrophinomas suggested that this gene affects pituitary tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to investigate mutations in the CRHR1 coding region in poodles with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. METHODS: Fifty poodles with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism and 50 healthy poodles were studied...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066956/cell-type-specific-expression-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-binding-protein-in-gabaergic-interneurons-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
#19
Kyle D Ketchesin, Nicholas S Huang, Audrey F Seasholtz
Corticotropin-releasing hormone-binding protein (CRH-BP) is a secreted glycoprotein that binds CRH with very high affinity to modulate CRH receptor activity. CRH-BP is widely expressed throughout the brain, with particularly high expression in regions such as the amygdala, hippocampus, ventral tegmental area and prefrontal cortex (PFC). Recent studies suggest a role for CRH-BP in stress-related psychiatric disorders and addiction, with the PFC being a potential site of interest. However, the molecular phenotype of CRH-BP-expressing cells in this region has not been well-characterized...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061538/development-of-a-90-minute-integrated-noninvasive-urinary-assay-for-bladder-cancer-detection
#20
Ellen Wallace, Russell Higuchi, Malini Satya, Leena McCann, Mandy L Y Sin, Julia A Bridge, Huilin Wei, Jun Zhang, Edith Wong, Andrew Hiar, Kathleen E Mach, Douglas Scherr, R Blair Egerdie, Shoichiro Ohta, Wade J Sexton, Maxwell V Meng, Alon Z Weizer, Michael Woods, G Kenneth Jansz, Joseph Zadra, Yair Lotan, Bernard Goldfarb, Joseph C Liao
PURPOSE: Despite suboptimal sensitivity urine cytology is often performed as an adjunct to cystoscopy for bladder cancer diagnosis. We aimed to develop a noninvasive, fast molecular diagnostic test for bladder cancer detection with better sensitivity than urine cytology while maintaining adequate specificity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urine specimens were collected at 18 multinational sites from subjects prior to cystoscopy or tumor resection and from healthy and other control subjects without evidence of bladder cancer...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
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