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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803211/melatonin-protects-chondrocytes-from-impairment-induced-by-glucocorticoids-via-nad-dependent-sirt1
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Wei Yang, Xiaomin Kang, Na Qin, Feng Li, Xinxin Jin, Zhengmin Ma, Zhuang Qian, Shufang Wu
Intra-articular injection of glucocorticoids is used to relieve pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis patients, which is occasionally accompanied with the serious side effects of glucocorticoids in collagen-producing tissue. Melatonin is the major hormone released from the pineal gland and its beneficial effects on cartilage has been suggested. In the present study, we investigated the protective role of melatonin on matrix degeneration in chondrocytes induced by dexamethasone (Dex). The chondrocytes isolated from mice knee joint were treated with Dex, melatonin, EX527 and siRNA targeted for SIRT6, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802861/contrasting-effects-of-vortioxetine-and-paroxetine-on-pineal-gland-biochemistry-in-a-tryptophan-depletion-model-of-depression-in-female-rats
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M Franklin, N Hlavacova, Y Li, I Bermudez, A Csanova, C Sanchez, D Jezova
We studied the effects of the multi-modal antidepressant, vortioxetine and the SSRI, paroxetine on pineal melatonin and monoamine synthesis in a sub-chronic tryptophan (TRP) depletion model of depression based on a low TRP diet. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomised to groups a) control, b) low TRP diet, c) low TRP diet+paroxetine and d) low TRP diet+vortioxetine. Vortioxetine was administered via the diet (0.76mg/kg of food weight) and paroxetine via drinking water (10mg/kg/day) for 14days. Both drugs resulted in SERT occupancies >90%...
August 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800009/pathologic-prognostic-factors-of-pineal-parenchymal-tumor-of-intermediate-differentiation
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Debajyoti Chatterjee, Khushboo Lath, Navneet Singla, Narendra Kumar, Bishan D Radotra
INTRODUCTION: Pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation (PPTID) is an uncommon tumor of the pineal gland. Although this behaves as a grade II/III tumor, the exact clinical behavior is not well known. There is no well-established pathologic factor that can predict the behavior of PPTID. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the pathologic prognostic factors in PPTID. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All PPTID cases diagnosed between 2006 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782536/immunolesion-of-melanopsin-neurons-causes-gonadal-regression-in-pekin-drakes-anas-platyrhynchos-domesticus
#4
H Potter, E Alenciks, K Frazier, A Porter, G S Fraley
Several light sensitive receptors have been described in the avian brain that are thought to regulate the reproductive axis independently from the eyes and pineal gland.Recently, our lab has described the presence of three of these photoneuroendocrine systems in the Pekin duck: opsin, opsin 5, & melanopsin. We set out to test the hypothesis that melanopsin receptive neurons are necessary to maintain seasonal reproductive status along with growth and development in the Pekin drake. To accomplish these goals we first investigated 50-week-old Pekin drakes that were housed in the aviary at Hope College under long day length (18 hrs lights on) conditions in floor pens...
August 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777035/hydrocephalus-presenting-as-idiopathic-aqueductal-stenosis-with-subsequent-development-of-obstructive-tumor-report-of-2-cases-demonstrating-the-importance-of-serial-imaging
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Jarod L Roland, Richard L Price, Ashwin A Kamath, S Hassan Akbari, Eric C Leuthardt, Brandon A Miller, Matthew D Smyth
The authors describe 2 cases of triventricular hydrocephalus initially presenting as aqueductal stenosis that subsequently developed tumors of the pineal and tectal region. The first case resembled late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis on serial imaging. Subsequent imaging revealed a new tumor in the pineal region causing mass effect on the midbrain. The second case presented in a more typical pattern of aqueductal stenosis during infancy. On delayed follow-up imaging, an enlarging tectal mass was discovered...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777021/masson-s-tumor-of-the-pineal-region-case-report
#6
Lefko T Charalambous, Anirudh Penumaka, Jordan M Komisarow, Amanda C Hemmerich, Thomas J Cummings, Patrick J Codd, Allan H Friedman
Intracranial intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), also referred to as Masson's tumor, is a condition that rarely occurs in the nervous system. IPEH most frequently occurs extracranially in the skin of the face, skull, neck, and trunk and can easily be mistaken clinically, radiologically, and histologically for angiosarcoma, organizing hematoma, or other vascular malformations. IPEH accounts for roughly 2% of all vascular tumors and is extremely rare intracranially, with only 23 reported cases compared with more than 300 cases of IPEH occurring in the skin and subcutaneous tissue...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776670/archosauriform-endocranial-morphology-and-osteological-evidence-for-semiaquatic-sensory-adaptations-in-phytosaurs
#7
Emily J Lessner, Michelle R Stocker
The examination of endocranial data of archosauriforms has led to advances on the evolution of body size, nerve pathways, and sensory abilities. However, much of that research has focused on bird-line archosaurs, resulting in a skewed view of Archosauria. Phytosauria, a hypothesized sister taxon to or early-branching member of Archosauria, provides a potential outgroup condition. Most previous phytosaur endocranial studies were executed without the use of modern technology and focused on derived members of Phytosauria...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770437/comparing-the-effects-of-melatonin-with-caloric-restriction-in-the-hippocampus-of-aging-mice-involvement-of-sirtuin1-and-the-foxos-pathway
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Anorut Jenwitheesuk, Seongjoon Park, Prapimpun Wongchitrat, Jiraporn Tocharus, Sujira Mukda, Isao Shimokawa, Piyarat Govitrapong
It has been suggested that age-related neurodegeneration might be associated with neuropeptide Y (NPY); sirtuin1 (SIRT1) and forkhead box transcription factors O subfamily (FOXOs) pathways. Melatonin, a hormone mainly secreted by the pineal gland, is another anti-aging agent associated with the SIRT1-FOXOs pathway. This study aimed to compare the effects of melatonin (Mel) and caloric restriction (CR) on the expression of Sirt1, FoxO1, FoxO3a and FOXOs target genes in the aging mouse hippocampus. Neuropeptide Y-knockout (NpyKO) and wild-type (WT) male mice aged 19 months were previously treated either with food ad libitum or CR for 16 months...
August 2, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767392/melatonin-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-via-lncrna-cps1-it-mediated-hif-1%C3%AE-inactivation
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Tong-Hong Wang, Chi-Hao Wu, Chau-Ting Yeh, Shih-Chi Su, Shih-Min Hsia, Kung-Hao Liang, Chin-Chuan Chen, Chuen Hsueh, Chi-Yuan Chen
Melatonin is the primary pineal hormone that relays light/dark cycle information to the circadian system. It was recently reported to exert intrinsic antitumor activity in various cancers. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying the antitumor activity of melatonin are poorly understood. Moreover, a limited number of studies have addressed the role of melatonin in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a major life-threatening malignancy in both sexes in Taiwan. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effects of melatonin in HCC and explored the regulatory mechanisms underlying these effects...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764741/the-role-of-melatonin-in-the-onset-and-progression-of-type-3-diabetes
#10
REVIEW
Juhyun Song, Daniel J Whitcomb, Byeong C Kim
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is defined by the excessive accumulation of toxic peptides, such as beta amyloid (Aβ) plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). The risk factors associated with AD include genetic mutations, aging, insulin resistance, and oxidative stress. To date, several studies that have demonstrated an association between AD and diabetes have revealed that the common risk factors include insulin resistance, sleep disturbances, blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption, and altered glucose homeostasis...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755876/a-computational-network-analysis-based-on-targets-of-antipsychotic-agents
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Lei Gao, Shuo Feng, Zhao-Yuan Liu, Jiu-Qiang Wang, Ke-Ke Qi, Kai Wang
Currently, numerous antipsychotic agents have been developed in the area of pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia. However, the molecular mechanism underlying multi targets of antipsychotics were yet to be explored. In this study we performed a computational network analysis based on targets of antipsychotic agents. We retrieved a total of 96 targets from 56 antipsychotic agents. By expression enrichment analysis, we identified that the expressions of antipsychotic target genes were significantly enriched in liver, brain, blood and corpus striatum...
July 26, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751425/melatonin-inhibits-hypothalamic-gonandotropin-releasing-hormone-release-and-reduces-biliary-hyperplasia-and-fibrosis-in-cholestatic-rats
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Matthew McMillin, Sharon DeMorrow, Shannon Glaser, Julie Venter, Konstantina Kyritsi, Tianhao Zhou, Stephanie Grant, Thao Giang, John F Greene, Nan Wu, Brandi Jefferson, Fanyin Meng, Gianfranco Alpini
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland with increased circulating levels shown to inhibit biliary hyperplasia and fibrosis during cholestasis. Melatonin also has the capability to suppress the release of hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), a hormone that promotes cholangiocyte proliferation when serum levels are elevated. However, the interplay and contribution of neural melatonin and GnRH to cholangiocyte proliferation and fibrosis in bile duct-ligated (BDL) rats has not been investigated...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751141/histology-stratified-tumor-control-and-patient-survival-following-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-pineal-region-tumors-a-report-from-the-international-gamma-knife-research-foundation
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Christian Iorio-Morin, Hideyuki Kano, Marshall Huang, L Dade Lunsford, Gabriela Simonová, Roman Liscak, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason Sheehan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Hsiu-Mei Wu, David Mathieu
OBJECT: Pineal region tumors represent a rare and histologically diverse group of lesions. Few studies are available to guide management and the outcomes following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) are unknown for many histologies. METHODS: Patients who underwent SRS for a pineal region tumor and for whom at least 6 months of imaging follow-up was available were retrospectively assessed in five centers. Data was collected from the medical record and histology-level analyses were performed, including actuarial tumor control and survival analyses...
July 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749843/three-dimensional-imaging-anatomic-study-and-clinical-application-of-the-third-ventricle-transcallosal-transforniceal-approach
#14
Hanwen Zhang, Yishui Zhang, Li Zhang, Meichen Liu, Xiaorui Yin, Wen Yang, Kailiang Cheng, Guangnan Xian, Youqiong Li
The third ventricle is a narrow, funnel-shaped, unilocular, midline cavity located between the 2 thalami, under the body of the lateral ventricle, in the center of the head. Damaging of brain tissue in the third ventricle when conducting operation under the microscope will lead to serious consequence. The study aimed to precisely detect the relative location of specific structures on the approach to the third ventricle. The authors rebuilt a 3-dimensional reconstruction of the brain and selected specific sections and then measured several crucial distance, angle to precisely assure the approaching pathway and localize the hypothalamic sulcus, interthalamic adhesion, anterior commissure, optic chiasm, and pineal body...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747250/normal-neuroanatomical-variants-that-may-be-misinterpreted-as-disease-entities
#15
REVIEW
S Ramji, P Touska, P Rich, A D MacKinnon
Variations of normal development and benign incidental anomalies are frequently observed on diagnostic neuroimaging. It is important these are recognised for what they are, as misinterpretation may result in unnecessary further investigation, follow-up imaging and anxiety. In this article, we review benign intracranial anomalies commonly referred to our unit for specialist neuroradiology advice or multidisciplinary discussion, concerning cysts of the pineal gland and pituitary fossa, vascular anomalies, and perivascular spaces...
July 23, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745939/reduced-pineal-volume-in-alzheimer-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-mr-imaging-study
#16
Teruyuki Matsuoka, Ayu Imai, Hiroshi Fujimoto, Yuka Kato, Keisuke Shibata, Kaeko Nakamura, Hajime Yokota, Kei Yamada, Jin Narumoto
Purpose To evaluate pineal volume in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy control subjects and to correlate the findings with results of cognitive testing and brain parenchymal volumes. Materials and Methods The ethics committee approved this retrospective study. The participants included 63 patients with AD, 33 patients with MCI, and 24 healthy control subjects. There were 36 men and 84 women, with a mean age (±standard deviation) of 76.7 years ± 7...
July 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733812/melatonin-increases-reactive-aggression-in-humans
#17
Jinting Liu, Ru Zhong, Wei Xiong, Haibo Liu, Christoph Eisenegger, Xiaolin Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Melatonin, a hormone released preferentially by the pineal gland during the night, affects circadian rhythms and aging processes. As animal studies have shown that melatonin increases resident-intruder aggression, this study aimed to investigate the impact of melatonin treatment on human aggression. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled between-participant design, 63 healthy male volunteers completed the Taylor Aggression Paradigm (TAP) after oral administration of melatonin or placebo...
July 21, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730123/iprgcs-possible-causation-accounts-for-the-higher-prevalence-of-sleep-disorders-in-glaucoma-patients
#18
Zhen-Zhen Guo, Shan-Ming Jiang, Li-Ping Zeng, Li Tang, Ni Li, Zhu-Ping Xu, Xin Wei
Sleep accounts for a third of one's lifetime, partial or complete deprivation of sleep could elicit sever disorders of body function. Previous studies have reported the higher prevalence of sleep disorders in glaucoma patients, but the definite mechanism for this phenomenon is unknown. On the other hand, it is well known by us that the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) serve additional ocular functions, called non-image-forming (NIF) functions, in the regulation of circadian rhythm, melatonin secretion, sleep, mood and others...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728370/endotoxin-induced-inflammation-disturbs-melatonin-secretion-in-ewe
#19
Andrzej Przemysław Herman, Karolina Wojtulewicz, Joanna Bochenek, Agata Krawczyńska, Hanna Antushevich, Bartosz Pawlina, Marlena Zielińska-Góska, Anna Herman, Katarzyna Romanowicz, Dorota Tomaszewska-Zaremba
The study was designed to determine the effect of intravenous administration of bacterial endotoxin - lipopolysaccharide (LPS) - on the nocturnal secretion of melatonin and on the expression of enzymes of the melatonin biosynthetic pathway in the pineal gland of ewes, taking into account two different photoperiodic conditions: short night (SN; n = 12) and long night (LN; n = 12). Endotoxin administration lowered (P < 0.05) levels of circulating melatonin in animals from LN photoperiod only during the first hour after treatment, while in ewes from SN photoperiod only in the third hour after the injection...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724215/melatonin-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-via-repression-of-mirna-155-in-glioma-cells
#20
Junyi Gu, Zhongsheng Lu, Chenghong Ji, Yuchao Chen, Yuzhao Liu, Zhe Lei, Longqiang Wang, Hong-Tao Zhang, Xiangdong Li
Melatonin, an indolamine mostly synthesized in the pineal gland, exerts the anti-cancer effect by various mechanisms in glioma cells. Our previous study showed that miR-155 promoted glioma cell proliferation and invasion. However, the question of whether melatonin may inhibit glioma by regulating miRNAs has not yet been addressed. In this study, we found that melatonin (100μM, 1μM and 1nM) significantly inhibited the expression of miR-155 in human glioma cell lines U87, U373 and U251. Especially, the lowest expression of miR-155 was detected in 1μM melatonin-treated glioma cells...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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