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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092615/immunoreactivity-of-arcuate-nucleus-astrocytes-in-rats-after-intragastric-administration-of-habanero-peppers-capsicum-chinese-jacq
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K Rycerz, A Krawczyk, J Jaworska-Adamu, M Gołyński, K Lutnicki, I Balicki
Habanero pepper fruits contain capsaicin (CAP) characterised by a spicy taste. Astrocytes express vanilloid receptor (TRPV1), which interacts with cannabinoids including CAP. Only a few studies revealed that CAP leads to alterations of the arcuate nucleus (ARC) structures. The aim of this study was to analyse the GFAP (GFAP-IR) and S100β (S100β-IR) immunoreactive astrocytes of ARC in adult rats after intragastric administration of habanero pepper fruits. Adult, Wistar rats received a peanut oil - control group (C) - and oil suspension of habanero pepper fruits at a dose of 0...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092346/differential-hypothalamic-leptin-sensitivity-in-obese-rat-offspring-exposed-to-maternal-and-postnatal-intake-of-chocolate-and-soft-drink
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M Kjaergaard, C Nilsson, A Secher, J Kildegaard, T Skovgaard, M O Nielsen, K Grove, K Raun
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Intake of high-energy foods and maternal nutrient overload increases the risk of metabolic diseases in the progeny such as obesity and diabetes. We hypothesized that maternal and postnatal intake of chocolate and soft drink will affect leptin sensitivity and hypothalamic astrocyte morphology in adult rat offspring. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed ad libitum chow diet only (C) or with chocolate and high sucrose soft drink supplement (S)...
January 16, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088468/hypothalamic-effects-of-thyroid-hormone
#3
Zhi Zhang, Anita Boelen, Peter H Bisschop, Andries Kalsbeek, Eric Fliers
Thyroid hormone (TH) is a key driver of metabolism in mammals. Plasma concentrations of TH are kept within a narrow range by negative feedback regulation in the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. Plasma TH concentrations are an important determinant of metabolic processes in liver and brown adipose tissue (BAT). In addition to endocrine effects of TH derived from the circulation, recent studies have demonstrated additional neural routes for intrahypothalamic thyroid hormone to regulate metabolism in liver and BAT via the sympathetic and parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)...
January 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087336/oleate-induces-katp-channel-dependent-hyperpolarisation-in-mouse-hypothalamic-glucose-excited-neurones-without-altering-cellular-energy-charge
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Selma Dadak, Craig Beall, Julia M Vlachaki Walker, Marc Pm Soutar, Rory J McCrimmon, Michael L J Ashford
The unsaturated fatty acid, oleate exhibits anorexigenic properties reducing food intake and hepatic glucose output. However, its mechanism of action in the hypothalamus has not been fully determined. This study investigated the effects of oleate and glucose on GT1-7 mouse hypothalamic cells (a model of glucose-excited (GE) neurones) and mouse arcuate nucleus (ARC) neurones. Whole-cell and perforated patch-clamp recordings, immunoblotting and cell energy status measures were used to investigate oleate and glucose sensing properties of mouse hypothalamic neurones...
January 9, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077369/the-relationship-between-central-visual-field-sensitivity-and-macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-in-glaucoma
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Ji-Woong Lee, Esteban Morales, Farideh Sharifipour, Navid Amini, Fei Yu, Abdelmonem A Afifi, Anne L Coleman, Joseph Caprioli, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
AIMS: To explore the correlation of local macular ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer (GC/IPL) thickness measurements with sensitivity at individual test locations on the central 10-2 visual fields (VFs) in patients with glaucoma. METHODS: One hundred thirty-seven eyes of 125 patients with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and 10-2 VFs were included. The exported thickness matrices (200×200) of GC/IPL measurements were centred on the fovea. Total deviation values at each test location were correlated with the 20 000 GC/IPL thickness measurements in the corresponding inferior or superior hemiretina, and areas of highest correlation were plotted...
January 11, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076448/igf-1-induces-ghrh-neuronal-axon-elongation-during-early-postnatal-life-in-mice
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Lyvianne Decourtye, Erik Mire, Maud Clemessy, Victor Heurtier, Tatiana Ledent, Iain C Robinson, Patrice Mollard, Jacques Epelbaum, Michael J Meaney, Sonia Garel, Yves Le Bouc, Laurent Kappeler
Nutrition during the perinatal period programs body growth. Growth hormone (GH) secretion from the pituitary regulates body growth and is controlled by Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) neurons located in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. We observed that dietary restriction during the early postnatal period (i.e. lactation) in mice influences postnatal growth by permanently altering the development of the somatotropic axis in the pituitary gland. This alteration may be due to a lack of GHRH signaling during this critical developmental period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071834/molecular-profiling-of-human-ips-derived-hypothalamic-neurons-provides-developmental-insights-to-genetic-loci-for-body-weight-regulation
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Li Yao, Yuanhang Liu, Zhifang Qiu, Satish Kumar, Joanne E Curran, John Blangero, Yidong Chen, Donna M Lehman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent data suggests that common genetic risk for metabolic disorders such as obesity may be human-specific and exert effects through the central nervous system. To overcome the limitation of human tissue access for study, we have generated induced human pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neuronal cultures which recapture many features of hypothalamic neurons within the arcuate nucleus. Here we have comprehensively characterized this model across development, benchmarked these neurons to in vivo events, and demonstrate a link between obesity risk variants and hypothalamic development...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069882/linea-arcuate-hernia-disguised-as-pfannenstiel-incision-s-hernia-a-case-report-and-a-systemic-literature-review
#8
Veronica Vincelli, Cesare Marazzi, Alberto Posabella, Aurore Steiger
We report a rare case of a 46-year-old woman 2 weeks after a cesarean section with Pfannenstiel incision, who presented at the Emergency Department with a significant abdominal pain accompanied by two episodes of vomiting. After that a clinical examination and an abdominal computed tomography scan were completed, a visceral herniation through Pfannenstiel incision was suspected. The indication of surgical exploration was clear. Finally, the laparotomy revealed a linea arcuata hernia with a hernia of the small intestine...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068373/stress-dependent-changes-in-the-cacybp-sip-interacting-protein-s100a6-in-the-mouse-brain
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Katarzyna Bartkowska, Izabela Swiatek, Agata Aniszewska, Ewelina Jurewicz, Kris Turlejski, Anna Filipek, Rouzanna L Djavadian
The CacyBP/SIP target S100A6 is widely present in the nervous system, and its up-regulation is associated with certain neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we examined the involvement of S100A6 protein in stress responses in mice. Using Western blotting, we observed a marked change in brainstem structures, whereby stressed mice showed approximately one-third the protein level produced in the control group. A decreased level of S100A6 protein in stressed animals was also detected in the olfactory bulb and the cerebellum and stress-related structures such as the hippocampus and the hypothalamus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063803/tamoxifen-and-ici-182-780-activate-hypothalamic-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-to-rapidly-facilitate-lordosis-in-female-rats
#10
Nathan Long, Bertha Long, Asma Mana, Dream Le, Lam Nguyen, Sima Chokr, Kevin Sinchak
In the female rat, sexual receptivity (lordosis) can be facilitated by sequential activation of estrogen receptor (ER) α and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) by estradiol. In the estradiol benzoate (EB) primed ovariectomized (OVX) rat, EB initially binds to ERα in the plasma membrane that complexes with and transactivates metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to activate β-endorphin neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) that project to the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN). This activates MPN μ-opioid receptors (MOP), inhibiting lordosis...
January 4, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054308/inhibition-of-ghrelin-induced-feeding-in-rats-by-pretreatment-with-a-novel-dual-orexin-receptor-antagonist
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Mariko So, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Reiko Saito, Yukiyo Yamamoto, Yasuhito Motojima, Hiromichi Ueno, Satomi Sonoda, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Koichi Kusuhara, Yoichi Ueta
Orexin-A and -B, and ghrelin are potent orexigenic peptides. The effects of ACT462206, a novel dual orexin receptor antagonist (DORA), on ghrelin-induced feeding were examined in adult male Wistar rats. Hyperphagia induced by the intracerebroventricular (icv) administration of ghrelin was significantly suppressed for at least 2 h by pretreatment with icv administration of DORA. A marked increase was observed in the number of neurons showing Fos immunoreactivity in the paraventricular nucleus, arcuate nucleus and lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), 90 min after icv administration of ghrelin...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050657/median-arcuate-ligament-syndrome-a-single-center-experience-with-23-patients
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Layla A Nasr, Walid G Faraj, Aghiad Al-Kutoubi, Mohamad Hamady, Mohamad Khalifeh, Ali Hallal, Hamzeh M Halawani, Joelle Wazen, Ali A Haydar
BACKGROUND: Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a rare entity that occurs when the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm is low-lying, causing a compression to the underlying celiac trunk. We reviewed the vascular changes associated with MALS in an effort to emphasize the seriousness of this disease and the complications that may result. METHODS: This is a retrospective descriptive analysis of 23 consecutive patients diagnosed with MALS between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 at a tertiary medical center...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039038/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-6-trpv6-in-the-mouse-brain-distribution-and-estrous-cycle-related-changes-in-the-hypothalamus
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Santosh Kumar, Uday Singh, Omprakash Singh, Chandan Goswami, Praful S Singru
Transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) subfamily of cationic channels have emerged as novel players in neural regulation. Unlike other members of TRPV subfamily, TRPV5 and TRPV6 are highly Ca(2+)-selective and temperature insensitive. Although TRPV5/TRPV6 transcripts are expressed in mouse brain, understanding the full functional spectrum of these channels in the brain is however limited due to the lack of information on their neuroanatomical distribution. We studied TRPV6 in mouse brain in further detail...
December 28, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028078/ire1%C3%AE-in-pomc-neurons-is-required-for-thermogenesis-and-glycemia
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Ting Yao, Zhuo Deng, Yong Gao, Jia Sun, Xingxing Kong, Yiru Huang, Zhenyan He, Yanchao Xu, Yongsheng Chang, Kai-Jiang Yu, Brianna G Findley, Eric D Berglund, Rui-Tao Wang, Hongbo Guo, Hong Chen, Xu Li, Randal J Kaufman, Jianqun Yan, Tiemin Liu, Kevin W Williams
Whether neuronal inositol-requiring enzyme 1(Ire1) is required for the proper regulation of energy balance and glucose homeostasis is unclear. We found that pro-opiomelanocortin (Pomc)-specific deficiency of Ire1α accelerated diet-induced obesity concomitant with a decrease in energy expenditure. This hypometabolic phenotype included deficits in thermogenic responses to diet and cold exposure as well as 'beiging' of white adipose tissue. We also demonstrate that loss of Ire1α in Pomc neurons impaired whole-body glucose and insulin tolerance as well as hepatic insulin sensitivity...
December 27, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024880/embryonic-ablation-of-neuronal-vgf-increases-energy-expenditure-and-reduces-body-weight
#15
Cheng Jiang, Wei-Jye Lin, Masato Sadahiro, Andrew C Shin, Christoph Buettner, Stephen R Salton
Germline ablation of VGF, a secreted neuronal, neuroendocrine, and endocrine peptide precursor, results in lean, hypermetabolic, and infertile adult mice that are resistant to diet-, lesion-, and genetically-induced obesity and diabetes (Hahm et al., 1999, 2002). To assess whether this phenotype is predominantly driven by reduced VGF expression in developing and/or adult neurons, or in peripheral endocrine and neuroendocrine tissues, we generated and analyzed conditional VGF knockout mice, obtained by mating loxP-flanked (floxed) Vgf mice with either pan-neuronal Synapsin-Cre- or forebrain alpha-CaMKII-Cre-recombinase-expressing transgenic mice...
December 20, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017677/preoperative-renal-resistive-index-predicts-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Daniel Hertzberg, Simon L Ceder, Ulrik Sartipy, Kent Lund, Martin J Holzmann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an elevated preoperative renal resistive index (RRI) predicts acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Cohort of 96 adult cardiac surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS: Resistive index was measurement the day before surgery. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Renal Doppler was used to measure the resistive index in renal cortical or arcuate arteries the day before surgery...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017582/outcomes-of-conservative-management-of-spontaneous-celiac-artery-dissection
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Akihiro Hosaka, Masaru Nemoto, Tetsuro Miyata
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous celiac artery (CA) dissection without associated aortic dissection is a rare condition. Although this condition has been diagnosed more frequently with the advent of improved diagnostic imaging modalities, its pathogenesis and treatment strategy remain to be established. The present study examined the clinical features and outcomes of conservative management of this disease. METHODS: The study included 12 patients (10 men and two women) in whom spontaneous CA dissection was diagnosed between 2007 and 2015...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011880/roles-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-in-mediating-lifespan-the-hypothalamic-deregulation-hypothesis
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Arvin M Gouw, Gizem Efe, Rita Barakat, Andrew Preecha, Movarid Mehdizadeh, Steven A Garan, George A Brooks
In several species caloric restriction (CR) extends lifespan. In this paper we integrate data from studies on CR and other sources to articulate the Hypothalamic Deregulation Hypothesis by which Estrogen Receptor-alpha (ER-α) signaling in the hypothalamus and limbic system affects lifespan under the stress of CR in mammals. ER-α is one of two principal estrogen-binding receptors differentially expressed in the amygdala, hippocampus, and several key hypothalamic nuclei: the Arcuate nucleus (ARN), Preoptic Area (POA), Ventromedial nucleus (VMN), Antero Ventral Periventricular Nucleus (AVPV), Paraventricular nucleus (PVN), Supraoptic nucleus (SON), and Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)...
December 23, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009489/effects-of-orchidectomy-and-testosterone-replacement-on-numbers-of-kisspeptin-neurokinin-b-and-dynorphin-a-immunoreactive-neurons-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus-in-obese-and-diabetic-rats
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M Dudek, P A Kołodziejski, E Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, K Ziarniak, J H Sliwowska
Neurons expressing kisspeptin, neurokinin B, and dynorphin A, located in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARC), are important regulators of reproduction. Their functions depend on metabolic and hormonal status. We hypothesized that male rats with high-fat diet-induced obesity (DIO) and/or streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) will have: 1) alterations in numbers of immunoreactive (ir) cells: kisspeptin-ir and/or neurokinin B-ir, and dynorphin A-ir neurons in the ARC in the sham condition; 2) orchidectomy alone (ORX) and with testosterone treatment (ORX+T) will unmask possible deficits in the response of these neurons in DIO, and/or DM1 and DM2 rats...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006821/src-1-regulates-blood-pressure-and-aortic-stiffness-in-female-mice
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Antentor Othrell Hinton, Yongjie Yang, Ann P Quick, Pingwen Xu, Chitra L Reddy, Xiaofeng Yan, Corey L Reynolds, Qingchun Tong, Liangru Zhu, Jianming Xu, Xander H T Wehrens, Yong Xu, Anilkumar K Reddy
Framingham Heart Study suggests that dysfunction of steroid receptor coactivator-1 may be involved in the development of hypertension. However, there is no functional evidence linking steroid receptor coactivator-1 to the regulation of blood pressure. We used immunohistochemistry to map the expression of steroid receptor coactivator-1 protein in mouse brain, especially in regions implicated in the regulation of blood pressure. Steroid receptor coactivator-1 protein was found in central amygdala, medial amygdala, supraoptic nucleus, arcuate nucleus, ventromedial, dorsomedial, paraventricular hypothalamus, and nucleus of the solitary tract...
2016: PloS One
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