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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793095/sex-hormones-affect-acute-and-chronic-stress-responses-in-sexually-dimorphic-patterns-consequences-for-depression-models
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Lei Guo, Yi-Xi Chen, Yu-Ting Hu, Xue-Yan Wu, Yang He, Juan-Li Wu, Man-Li Huang, Matthew Mason, Ai-Min Bao
BACKGROUND: Alterations in peripheral sex hormones may play an important role in sex differences in terms of stress responses and mood disorders. It is not yet known whether and how stress-related brain systems and brain sex steroid levels fluctuate in relation to changes in peripheral sex hormone levels, or whether the different sexes show different patterns. We aimed to investigate systematically, in male and female rats, the effect of decreased circulating sex hormone levels following gonadectomy on acute and chronic stress responses, manifested as changes in plasma and hypothalamic sex steroids and hypothalamic stress-related molecules...
May 21, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793021/phosphoinositide-3-kinase-p110%C3%AE-negatively-regulates-thrombopoietin-mediated-platelet-activation-and-thrombus-formation
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T A Blair, S F Moore, T G Walsh, J L Hutchinson, T N Durrant, K E Anderson, A W Poole, I Hers
Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) plays an important role in platelet function and contributes to platelet hyperreactivity induced by elevated levels of circulating peptide hormones, including thrombopoietin (TPO). Previous work established an important role for the PI3K isoform; p110β in platelet function, however the role of p110α is still largely unexplored. Here we sought to investigate the role of p110α in TPO-mediated hyperactivity by using a conditional p110α knockout (KO) murine model in conjunction with platelet functional assays...
May 21, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792935/lp533401-restores-bone-health-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats-by-a-decrease-of-gut-derived-serotonin-and-regulation-of-serum-phosphate-through-the-inhibition-of-phosphate-co-transporters-expression-in-the-kidneys
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Dariusz Pawlak, Beata Znorko, Bartlomiej Kalaska, Tomasz Domaniewski, Radosław Zawadzki, Paweł Lipowicz, Michał Doroszko, Urszula Łebkowska, Piotr Grabowski, Krystyna Pawlak
LP533401 is an orally bioavailable small molecule that inhibits tryptophan hydroxylase-1, an enzyme responsible for the synthesis of gut-derived serotonin (GDS). Recently, we showed that increased GDS in rats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) affected bone strength and metabolism. We tested the hypothesis that treatment with LP533401 could reverse CKD-induced bone loss in uremia. Sixteen weeks after 5/6 nephrectomy, rats were randomized into untreated (CKD), treated with vehicle (VEH) and LP533401 at a dose of 30 or 100 mg/kg daily for 8 weeks...
May 21, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792923/high-throughput-sequencing-identifies-chilling-responsive-genes-in-sweetpotato-ipomoea-batatas-lam-during-storage
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Zeyi Xie, Zhilin Zhou, Hongmin Li, Jingjing Yu, Jiaojiao Jiang, Zhonghou Tang, Daifu Ma, Baohong Zhang, Yonghua Han, Zongyun Li
Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is a globally important economic food crop. It belongs to Convolvulaceae family and origins in the tropics; however, sweetpotato is sensitive to cold stress during storage. In this study, we performed transcriptome sequencing to investigate the sweetpotato response to chilling stress during storage. A total of 110,110 unigenes were generated via high-throughput sequencing. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) analysis showed that 18,681 genes were up-regulated and 21,983 genes were down-regulated in low temperature condition...
May 21, 2018: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792880/molecular-alterations-during-larval-development-of-haemonchus-contortus-in-vitro-are-under-tight-post-transcriptional-control
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Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Pasi K Korhonen, Ching-Seng Ang, Nicholas A Williamson, Neil D Young, Andreas J Stroehlein, Ross S Hall, Anson V Koehler, Andreas Hofmann, Robin B Gasser
In this study, we explored the molecular alterations in the developmental switch from the L3 to the exsheathed L3 (×L3) and to the L4 stage of Haemonchus contortus in vitro using an integrated transcriptomic, proteomic and bioinformatic approach. Totals of 9,754 mRNAs, 88 microRNAs (miRNAs) and 1,591 proteins were identified, and 6,686 miRNA-mRNA pairs inferred in all larval stages studied. Approximately 16% of transcripts in the combined transcriptome (representing all three larval stages) were expressed as proteins, and there were positive correlations (r = 0...
May 22, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792876/temperature-dependent-sex-determination-realized-by-hormonal-dynamics-with-enzymatic-reactions-sensitive-to-ambient-temperature
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Sachi Yamaguchi, Yoh Iwasa
Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) is adopted by many animal taxa, including reptiles and fishes. In some species, the eggs develop into females under a low hatching temperature, whereas they will develop into males under a high hatching temperature (called the FM-pattern). In other species, the eggs develop into males (or females) under a low (or high) hatching temperature (MF-pattern). Still, in other species, the eggs develop into females, males, or females, respectively, when under a low, intermediate, or high hatching temperature (FMF-pattern)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792845/current-frontline-endocrine-treatment-options-for-women-with-hormone-receptor-positive-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-her2-negative-advanced-stage-breast-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Hikmat N Abdel-Razeq
Despite the recent advances in breast cancer early detection and awareness, a significant portion of patients present with an advanced-stage disease and more patients will progress to stage IV despite adequate treatment of their initial early-stage disease. Hormone receptor (HR)-positive, Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-2 (HER2)-negative subtype is the commonest among all breast cancer subtypes. The management of the advanced-stage disease of this subtype has evolved significantly over the past few years...
May 19, 2018: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792595/brg1-governs-glucocorticoid-receptor-interactions-with-chromatin-and-pioneer-factors-across-the-genome
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Jackson A Hoffman, Kevin W Trotter, James M Ward, Trevor K Archer
The Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR) alters transcriptional activity in response to hormones by interacting with chromatin at GR binding sites (GBSs) throughout the genome. Our work in human breast cancer cells identifies three classes of GBSs with distinct epigenetic characteristics and reveals that BRG1 interacts with GBSs prior to hormone exposure. The GBSs pre-occupied by BRG1 are more accessible and transcriptionally active than other GBSs. BRG1 is required for a proper and robust transcriptional hormone response and knockdown of BRG1 blocks recruitment of the pioneer factors FOXA1 and GATA3 to GBSs...
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792221/sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-epigenetics-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Robin J G Hartman, Sarah E Huisman, Hester M den Ruijter
BACKGROUND: Differences in cardiovascular diseases are evident in men and women throughout life and are mainly attributed to the presence of sex hormones and chromosomes. Epigenetic mechanisms drive the regulation of the biological processes that may lead to CVD and are possibly influenced by sex. In order to gain an overview of the status quo on sex differences in cardiovascular epigenetics, we performed a systematic review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search was performed on PubMed and Embase for studies mentioning cardiovascular disease, epigenetics, and anything related to sex differences...
May 23, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792192/detection-technologies-and-metabolic-profiling-of-bile-acids-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Yanan Liu, Zhihui Rong, Dong Xiang, Chengliang Zhang, Dong Liu
Bile acids (BAs) are important regulatory factors of life activities, which are involved in the regulation of glucose, lipid and energy metabolisms, and closely associated with intestinal hormones, microbiotas and energy balance. BAs abnormalities easily lead to inflammation and metabolic diseases, in turn, the progress of diseases could influence characteristics of BAs. Therefore, accurate detection of BAs contents is of great significance to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. At present, the most widely used enzymatic method in clinical practice is applicable to the detection of total bile acid (TBA)...
May 23, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792169/use-of-synthetic-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
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Bhanu Prasad, Shelley Giebel, Michelle C E McCarron, Nelson Leung
BACKGROUND: Synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has been demonstrated to be effective in patients with membranous nephropathy, minimal change disease and some histological subtypes of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Its clinical impact in patients with IgA nephropathy is currently unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe the clinical use of ACTH in patients with IgA nephropathy. Three female patients (24-44 years) with overt proteinuria received intramuscular (IM) ACTH for varying time periods (8-14 months)...
May 23, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792121/abcg2-polymorphism-rs2231142-and-hypothyroidism-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-sunitinib
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Emilie Werbrouck, Julie Bastin, Diether Lambrechts, Annelies Verbiest, Thomas Van Brussel, Evelyne Lerut, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Vincent Verschaeve, Vincent Richard, Philip R Debruyne, Brigitte Decallonne, Patrick Schöffski, Oliver Bechter, Pascal Wolter, Benoit Beuselinck
Background and aim Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (VEGFR-TKIs) cause significant adverse events including thyroid dysfunction, mainly hypothyroidism, in a considerable proportion of patients. In a series of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients treated with sunitinib, we aimed to study the correlation between hypothyroidism and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in sunitinib pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Patients and methods We included 79 mRCC patients who started sunitinib between November 2005 and March 2016...
May 23, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792066/capabilities-of-next-generation-patch-pump-improved-precision-instant-occlusion-detection-and-dual-hormone-therapy
#13
Forrest W Payne, Bradley Ledden, Greg Lamps
Insulin pumps allow patients to attain better blood glucose control with more lifestyle flexibility. Their size and cost, however, limit their usefulness. Current CSII pumps are bulky, intrusive, and expensive. SFC Fluidics is addressing these problems by developing a new type of wearable patch pump based on the patented electro-chemiosmotic (ECO) microfluidic pumping technology. This nonmechanical pumping technology allows accurate and precise delivery of very small amounts of insulin and/or other drugs, including concentrated insulin...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791945/global-health-epilepsy
#14
Amza Ali
Epilepsy is a frequently misunderstood and highly stigmatized condition. Major treatment gaps exist across the world, most so in areas of financial constraint. Classification permits the best approaches to treatment and to ascertaining prognosis. The International League Against Epilepsy's new classification system emphasizes clinical aspects and utilizes all available resources to determine whether it is a focal or generalized epilepsy. The most important tools are a careful history, clinical examination, electroencephalography, and appropriate neuroimaging...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791896/deterioration-of-cortical-bone-microarchitecture-critical-component-of-renal-osteodystrophy-evaluation
#15
Ashish K Sharma, Nigel D Toussaint, Rosemary Masterson, Stephen G Holt, Chamith S Rajapakse, Peter R Ebeling, Sindhu T Mohanty, Paul Baldock, Grahame J Elder
BACKGROUND: Cortical bone is a significant determinant of bone strength and its deterioration contributes to bone fragility. Thin cortices and increased cortical porosity have been noted in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the "Turnover Mineralization Volume" classification of renal osteodystrophy does not emphasize cortical bone as a key parameter. We aimed to assess trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture by histomorphometry and micro-CT in patients with CKD G5 and 5D (dialysis)...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791869/ghrelin-and-the-heart
#16
Takeshi Tokudome, Kentaro Otani, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide that was first discovered in the stomach of rats in 1999, is an endogenous ligand of growth hormone secretagogue receptor. Ghrelin exerts its potent growth hormone-releasing and orexigenic activities by binding to specific receptors in the brain. Subsequent studies showed that ghrelin participates in the regulation of diverse processes, including energy balance, body weight maintenance, and glucose and fat metabolism, and demonstrated that ghrelin is beneficial for treatment of cardiac diseases...
May 20, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791862/hormone-dependent-breast-cancer-targeting-autophagy-and-pi3k-overcomes-exemestane-acquired-resistance
#17
Cristina Amaral, Tiago Vieira Augusto, Elisiário Tavares-da-Silva, Fernanda M F Roleira, Georgina Correia-da-Silva, Natércia Teixeira
The leading cause of cancer death in women around the world is breast cancer. The aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are considered a first-line treatment for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+ ) breast tumors, in postmenopausal women. Exemestane (Exe) is a powerful steroidal AI, however, despite its therapeutic success, Exe-acquired resistance may occur leading to tumor relapse. Our group previously demonstrated that autophagy acts as a pro-survival process in Exe-induced cell death of ER+ sensitive breast cancer cells...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791774/serotonergic-regulation-of-insulin-secretion
#18
REVIEW
Luis Rodrigo Cataldo Bascuñan, Claire Lyons, Hedvig Bennet, Isabella Artner, Malin Fex
The exact physiological role for the monoamine serotonin (5-HT) in modulation of insulin secretion is yet to be fully understood. Although the presence of this monoamine in islets of Langerhans is well established, it is only with recent advances that the complex signaling network in islets involving 5-HT is being unraveled. With more than fourteen different 5-HT receptors expressed in human islets, and receptor independent mechanisms in insulin producing β-cells, our understanding of 5-HT's regulation of insulin secretion is increasing...
May 23, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791658/self-report-of-psychological-symptoms-in-hypoparathyroidism-patients-on-conventional-therapy
#19
Amanda J Arneiro, Bianca C C Duarte, Rodrigo M Kulchetscki, Victor B S Cury, Maicon P Lopes, Breno S Kliemann, Ileana B Bini, Marcos Assad, Gleyne L K Biagini, Victoria Z C Borba, Carolina A Moreira
OBJECTIVE: Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by parathyroid hormone deficiency and hypocalcemia. It has been demonstrated that these patients may also present psychiatric symptoms and decrease of quality of life. The aims of this study were to evaluate the presence of psychopathological symptoms in a cohort of patients with hypoparathyroidism and compare to a control group. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients were submitted to a cross-sectional Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) questionnaire that evaluates psychopathological symptoms by means of the Global Severity Index (GSI), Positive Symptoms Total (PST) and Positive Symptom Distress Index (PSDI)...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791465/predictors-of-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-middle-aged-women
#20
Isly L de Barros, Laura Costa, Bento Bezerra, Rafael Gomes, Natanael Morais, Célia M C Strunz, Moacir Novaes, Otávio C E Gebara, Rodrigo Pinto Pedrosa, José C Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Traditional strategies for primary cardiovascular prevention have been insufficient in reducing the high rates of coronary ischemic events in women, probably because these women are often stratified into low-risk groups. However, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the main cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. We hypothesized that carotid atherosclerosis (CA) is common in middle-aged women. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated asymptomatic peri- and post-menopausal women with no cardiovascular diseases or the use of hormone therapy from two gynecologic clinics...
2018: PloS One
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