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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932530/affective-alterations-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome-in-remission-are-associated-with-decreased-bdnf-and-cortisone-levels
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E Valassi, I Crespo, B G Keevil, A Aulinas, E Urgell, A Santos, P J Trainer, S M Webb
OBJECTIVE: Affective alterations and poorer quality of life often persist in patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) in remission. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and is highly expressed in brain areas controlling mood and response to stress. Our aims were to assess affective alterations after long-term remission of CS and evaluate whether they are associated with serum BDNF, salivary cortisol (SalF) and/or cortisone (SalE) concentrations...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930953/adolescent-binge-alcohol-exposure-increases-risk-assessment-behaviors-in-male-wistar-rats-after-exposure-to-an-acute-psychological-stressor-in-adulthood
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Audrey Torcaso, AnnaDorothea Asimes, Margaret Meagher, Toni R Pak
Teenage binge drinking is a common practice that has been shown to increase the risk for developing mood disorders in adulthood. The hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is often dysfunctional in mood disorder patients, and animal models of adolescent binge alcohol exposure similarly show disordered HPA axis function, even after long periods of alcohol abstinence. Here, we sought to investigate the anxiety-like behavioral consequences of binge alcohol exposure in a Wistar rat model. Male rats were administered alcohol in a binge pattern during peri-puberty, and one month later, anxiety-like behaviors were measured using the elevated plus maze...
November 30, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930715/apparent-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-suppression-via-reduction-of-interleukin-6-by-glucocorticoid-therapy-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
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Natsuki Fujio, Shotaro Masuoka, Kotaro Shikano, Natsuko Kusunoki, Toshihiro Nanki, Shinichi Kawai
CONTEXT: Suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a serious complication of systemic glucocorticoid therapy. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the influence of proinflammatory cytokines on the HPA axis after onset of glucocorticoid therapy in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight glucocorticoid-naïve patients with systemic autoimmune diseases (28 women) who were starting prednisolone therapy according to our standard regimens were prospectively observed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929385/the-metabolic-implications-of-glucocorticoids-in-a-high-fat-diet-setting-and-the-counter-effects-of-exercise
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REVIEW
Emily C Dunford, Michael C Riddell
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are steroid hormones, naturally produced by activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, that mediate the immune and metabolic systems. Synthetic GCs are used to treat a number of inflammatory conditions and diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Generally, chronic or high dose GC administration is associated with side effects such as steroid-induced skeletal muscle loss, visceral adiposity, and diabetes development. Patients who are taking exogenous GCs could also be more susceptible to poor food choices, but the effect that increasing fat consumption in combination with elevated exogenous GCs has only recently been investigated...
December 5, 2016: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924137/exercise-induced-stress-behavior-gut-microbiota-brain-axis-and-diet-a-systematic-review-for-athletes
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REVIEW
Allison Clark, Núria Mach
Fatigue, mood disturbances, under performance and gastrointestinal distress are common among athletes during training and competition. The psychosocial and physical demands during intense exercise can initiate a stress response activating the sympathetic-adrenomedullary and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes, resulting in the release of stress and catabolic hormones, inflammatory cytokines and microbial molecules. The gut is home to trillions of microorganisms that have fundamental roles in many aspects of human biology, including metabolism, endocrine, neuronal and immune function...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922635/increased-plasma-levels-of-circulating-cell-free-mitochondrial-dna-in-suicide-attempters-associations-with-hpa-axis-hyperactivity
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D Lindqvist, J Fernström, C Grudet, L Ljunggren, L Träskman-Bendz, L Ohlsson, Å Westrin
Preclinical data suggest that chronic stress may cause cellular damage and mitochondrial dysfunction, potentially leading to the release of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into the bloodstream. Major depressive disorder has been associated with an increased amount of mtDNA in leukocytes from saliva samples and blood; however, no previous studies have measured plasma levels of free-circulating mtDNA in a clinical psychiatric sample. In this study, free circulating mtDNA was quantified in plasma samples from 37 suicide attempters, who had undergone a dexamethasone suppression test (DST), and 37 healthy controls...
December 6, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917115/switching-adolescent-high-fat-diet-to-adult-control-diet-restores-neurocognitive-alterations
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Chloé Boitard, Shauna L Parkes, Amandine Cavaroc, Frédéric Tantot, Nathalie Castanon, Sophie Layé, Sophie Tronel, Gustavo Pacheco-Lopez, Etienne Coutureau, Guillaume Ferreira
In addition to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, obesity is associated with adverse cognitive and emotional outcomes. Its growing prevalence in adolescents is particularly alarming since this is a period of ongoing maturation for brain structures (including the hippocampus and amygdala) and for the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) stress axis, which is required for cognitive and emotional processing. We recently demonstrated that adolescent, but not adult, high-fat diet (HF) exposure leads to impaired hippocampal function and enhanced amygdala function through HPA axis alteration (Boitard et al...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916659/stronger-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-habituation-predicts-lesser-sensitization-of-inflammatory-response-to-repeated-acute-stress-exposures-in-healthy-young-adults
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Myriam V Thoma, Danielle Gianferante, Luke Hanlin, Alexander Fiksdal, Chen Xuejie, Nicolas Rohleder
Effective adjustment of the stress systems to repeated stress is regarded as an adaptive response of the organism facing environmental threats. Given the intertwined relationship between the stress systems and the inflammatory system, it could be expected that inflammatory processes should adapt to repeated stress as well. However, only little is known about adaptational processes of the different components of the immune system in response to repeated stress, and how these might be related to adaptational processes of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis...
December 1, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916140/moderate-alcohol-consumption-after-a-mental-stressor-attenuates-the-endocrine-stress-response
#9
I C Schrieks, M M Joosten, W A A Klöpping-Ketelaars, R F Witkamp, H F J Hendriks
Alcohol is often consumed to reduce tension and improve mood when exposed to stressful situations. Previous studies showed that moderate alcohol consumption may reduce stress when alcohol is consumed prior to a stressor, but data on the effect of alcohol consumption after a mental stressor is limited. Therefore, our objective was to study whether moderate alcohol consumption immediately after a mental stressor attenuates the stress response. Twenty-four healthy men (age 21-40 y, BMI 18-27 kg/m(2)) participated in a placebo-controlled trial...
December 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914245/perinatal-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-regulation-among-women-with-eating-disorders-and-their-infants
#10
A Easter, E Taborelli, A Bye, P A Zunszain, C M Pariante, J Treasure, U Schmidt, N Micali
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric illness is associated with heightened hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity during pregnancy which may have long term effects on infant stress regulation. HPA axis regulation has not previously been investigated in women with eating disorders (ED) or their infants during the perinatal period. METHODS: Women were recruited to a prospective longitudinal study in three groups: 1) current or active ED (C-ED=31), 2) past ED (P-ED=29) and healthy control (HC=57)...
November 11, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908897/cortisol-as-a-predictor-of-psychological-therapy-response-in-depressive-disorders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Susanne Fischer, Rebecca Strawbridge, Andres Herane Vives, Anthony J Cleare
BACKGROUND: Many patients with depressive disorders demonstrate resistance to psychological therapy. A frequent finding is hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis alterations. As cortisol is known to modulate cognitive processes, those patients may be less likely to profit from psychological therapy. AIMS: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on cortisol as a predictor of psychological therapy response. METHOD: The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycINFO databases were searched...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908847/homeostasis-of-the-gut-barrier-and-potential-biomarkers
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Jerry M Wells, Robert J Brummer, Muriel Derrien, Thomas T MacDonald, Freddy Troost, Patrice D Cani, Vassilia Theodorou, Jan Dekker, Agnes Méheust, Willem M de Vos, Annick Mercenier, Arjen Nauta, Clara L Garcia-Rodenas
The gut barrier plays a crucial role by spatially compartmentalizing bacteria to the lumen through the production of secreted mucus and is fortified by the production of sIgA and antimicrobial peptides and proteins. With exception of sIgA the expression of these protective barrier factors is largely controlled by innate immune recognition of microbial molecular ligands. Several specialized adaptations and checkpoints are operating in the mucosa to scale the immune response according to the threat and prevent overreaction to the trillions of symbionts inhabiting the human intestine...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908768/acute-stress-diminishes-m-current-contributing-to-elevated-activity-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis
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Jing-Jing Zhou, Yonggang Gao, Therese A Kosten, Zongmao Zhao, De-Pei Li
Acute stress stimulates corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH)-expressing neurons in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), which is an essential component of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The M-channel is a voltage-dependent K(+) channel involved in stabilizing the neuronal membrane potential and regulating neuronal excitability. In this study, we tested our hypothesis that acute stress suppresses expression of Kv7 channels to stimulate PVN-CRH neurons and the HPA axis...
November 28, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904111/restoration-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-response-to-hypoglycemia-in-type-2-diabetes-by-avoiding-chronic-hypoglycemia
#14
Shin-Ichi Tsuda, Kazunori Konishi, Toshiki Otoda, Takako Nagai, Ai Takeda-Watanabe, Megumi Kanasaki, Munehiro Kitada, Atsushi Nakagawa, Makoto Nishizawa, Keizo Kanasaki, Daisuke Koya
An impaired ability to sense and respond to drug-induced hypoglycemia is a common and serious complication in diabetic patients. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity plays a critical role in the counterregulatory response to hypoglycemia. We herein report a case that experienced restoration of a blunted HPA axis by avoiding hypoglycemia with the use of the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin.
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898075/maternal-high-fat-diet-prevents-developmental-programming-by-early-life-stress
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M Rincel, A L Lépinay, P Delage, J Fioramonti, V S Théodorou, S Layé, M Darnaudéry
Anxiety disorders and depression are well-documented in subjects exposed to adverse childhood events. Recently, maternal obesity and/or maternal consumption of high-fat diets (HFD) have been also proposed as risk factors for offspring mental health. Here using an animal model in rats, we explored the combinatorial effects of a maternal HFD (40% of energy from fat without impact on maternal weight; during gestation and lactation) and maternal separation (MS) in offspring. In the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of pups, MS led to changes in the expression of several genes such as Bdnf (brain derived neurotrophic factor), 5HT-r1a (serotonin receptor 1a) and Rest4 (neuron-restrictive silencer element, repressor element 1, silencing transcription factor (Rest), splicing variant 4)...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894002/polymorphism-in-crhr1-gene-affects-the-il-1%C3%AE-levels-in-suicidal-attempters
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Clarissa R Bastos, Marta Gazal, Luciana de A Quevedo, Joice Luisa Costa, Carolina D Wiener, Karen Jansen, Christian Loret de Mola, Jean P Oses, Luciano D M Souza, Luiz Valmor Portela, Ricardo T Pinheiro, Ricardo A da Silva, Diogo R Lara, Gabriele Ghisleni
Approximately one million people commit suicide every year, being suicide attempts and ideation even more common. Changes in stress response and activation of the immune system have been associated with suicide risk. Here we investigated the interaction between immune system and HPA axis alterations in the suicide risk, looking for the influence of rs110402 CRHR1 SNP in the IL-1β levels according to suicide ideation and attempt. This study evaluated 171 subjects of which 15 had suicidal ideation, 20 had suicide attempt and 136 were controls...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893788/effects-of-high-fat-diet-on-stress-response-in-male-and-female-wildtype-and-prolactin-knockout-mice
#17
Manu Kalyani, Kathryn Hasselfeld, James M Janik, Phyllis Callahan, Haifei Shi
Prolactin (PRL) is well characterized for its roles in initiation and maintenance of lactation, and it also suppresses stress-induced responses. Feeding a high-fat diet (HFD) disrupts activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Whether PRL regulates HPA axis activation under HFD feeding is not clear. Male and female wildtype (WT) and PRL knockout (KO) mice were fed either a standard low-fat diet (LFD) or HFD for 12 weeks. Circulating corticosterone (CORT) levels were measured before, during, and after mice were subjected to an acute restraint stress or remained in their home cages as no stress controls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893234/mindful-parenting-predicts-mothers-and-infants-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-activity-during-a-dyadic-stressor
#18
Heidemarie K Laurent, Larissa G Duncan, April Lightcap, Faaiza Khan
Mindfulness in the parenting relationship has been proposed to help both parents and children better regulate stress, though this has not yet been shown at the physiological level. In this study, we tested relations between maternal mindfulness in parenting and both mothers' and their infants' hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity during a dyadic stressor 3 months later. Participants were 73 mother-infant dyads from a larger longitudinal study. At 3 months postpartum, mothers completed self-report measures of general dispositional mindfulness and parenting-specific mindfulness, as well as stressful life events...
November 28, 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889466/lower-cortisol-level-in-response-to-a-psychosocial-stressor-in-young-females-with-self-harm
#19
Paul L Plener, Katrin Zohsel, Erika Hohm, Arlette F Buchmann, T Banaschewski, Ulrich S Zimmermann, Manfred Laucht
BACKGROUND: Self-harm is highly prevalent in adolescence, often serving an emotion regulation function. Social stressors such as bullying are associated with self-harm. The neurobiological background of the relationship between social stressors and self-harm needs to be further understood to inform prevention and therapy. METHODS: Participants were members of an epidemiological cohort study. 130 female participants underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) at age 19...
November 14, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888771/increased-anxiety-like-behaviors-but-blunted-cortisol-stress-response-after-neonatal-hippocampal-lesions-in-monkeys
#20
Jessica Raper, Mark Wilson, Mar Sanchez, Christa Payne, Jocelyne Bachevalier
The hippocampus is most notably known for its role in cognition and spatial memory; however it also plays an essential role in emotional behaviors and neuroendocrine responses. The current study investigated the long-term effects of neonatal hippocampal lesions (Neo-Hibo) on emotional and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning. During infancy, unlike controls, Neo-Hibo monkeys exhibited enhanced expression of emotional behaviors (e.g. freezing, anxiety-like, and self-directed behaviors) when exposed to a human intruder (HI task)...
November 18, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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