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Aniko Krumbholz, Martin Schönfelder, Hande Hofmann, Detlef Thieme
BACKGROUND: The endogenous glucocorticosteroid cortisol (F) and its metabolite cortisone (E) are known to be involved in stress adaption and anti-inflammatory and immune regulatory effects. The ratios of F to E in the matrices serum, hair and saliva are different. The shift of this ratio by the enzyme activity of 11β-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase, which inactivates cortisol, was often discussed. The aim of our study was to calculate the contribution of the plasma protein binding (PPB) to this shift...
February 26, 2018: Forensic Science International
Marloes Langelaan, Jérôme Kisters, Mirjam Oosterwerff-Suiker, Arjen-Kars Boer
Saliva as a diagnostic tool is patient friendly and offers analytical advantages. Hormonal analysis of saliva is not influenced by changes in concentrations of binding globulins as the free concentration of the hormones is measured. Analysis of salivary cortisol is common practice in the diagnostic work-up of hypercortisolism. We investigated the potential role of measuring salivary cortisol when adrenal insufficiency (AI) is suspected, to reduce the numbers of ACTH stimulation tests. Over a period of 6 years, patients undergoing an ACTH stimulation test (tetracosactide, 250 μg) in our hospital were included...
March 12, 2018: Endocrine Connections
M Vasku, N Kleine-Eggebrecht, W Rath, M G Mohaupt, G Escher, U Pecks
OBJECTIVE: The enzyme 11ß-dehydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 (11ß-HSD2) converts active cortisol (F) to inactive cortisone (E). A reduced 11ß-HSD2 activity in the placenta has been demonstrated for prematurity, low birth weight, and preeclampsia. We hypothesized that disturbed placental function rather than a maternal response contributes to decreased 11ßHSD2 activity as reflected by a diminished conversion of F to E. Hence, the aim of the present study was to estimate the systemic activity of 11ß-HSD2 throughout gestation and in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (PE) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) by calculating maternal serum F/E ratios...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Marco Mezzullo, Flaminia Fanelli, Guido Di Dalmazi, Alessia Fazzini, Daniela Ibarra-Gasparini, Marianna Mastroroberto, Jenny Guidi, Antonio Maria Morselli-Labate, Renato Pasquali, Uberto Pagotto, Alessandra Gambineri
Hyperandrogenic disorders have been associated with psychological distress, reduced quality of life, anxiety and depression. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis plays a pivotal role in the adaptive response to stressor events. Salivary cortisol (SalF) and cortisone (SalE) testing have been proven to be useful in the evaluation of HPA-axis activity. This study investigated whether SalF and SalE responses to two putative stressor levels differed between the hyperandrogenic states in late adolescent and young women, thus measuring the HPA-axis adaptive response to acute stress events...
February 24, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Halis Kaan Akturk, Ana Maria Chindris, Jolaine M Hines, Ravinder J Singh, Victor J Bernet
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether dietary supplements that are herbal and/or animal-derived products, marketed for enhancing metabolism or promoting energy, "adrenal fatigue," or "adrenal support," contain thyroid or steroid hormones. METHODS: Twelve dietary adrenal support supplements were purchased. Pregnenolone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, cortisol, cortisone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, synthetic glucocorticoids (betamethasone, dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, megestrol acetate, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, prednisone, budesonide, and triamcinolone acetonide) levels were measured twice in samples in a blinded fashion...
March 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Ana Paula Ferranti Peti, Gisele Aparecida Locachevic, Morgana Kelly Borges Prado, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes, Lúcia Helena Faccioli
Multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) is one of the most powerful modes of analysis in liquid chromatographic tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for quantification of low-concentration metabolites in biological samples. The advances in mass spectrometry enabled the development of high-resolution multiple reaction monitoring (MRMHR ) and became suitable for the more specific analysis of target analytes. This is important for lipidomic studies and contributes in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, primarily in investigating alterations in cells or fluids relevant to various diseases...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
S Waqar H Shah, Arshad K Butt, K Malik, Altaf Alam, Adnan Shahzad, Anwaar A Khan
Triple A (Allgrove) syndrome, an autosomal recessive disease is characterized by achalasia, alacrimia and ACTH-resistant adrenal failure with progressive neurological syndrome including central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system impairment, and mild mental retardation. The triple A syndrome gene, designated AAAS, localized on chromosome 12q 13 encodes for a 546 amino acid protein called ALADIN (Alacrimia-Achlasia-Adrenal Insufficiency and Neurologic disorder). This report relates to two sisters, aged 8 and 12 years, who had vomiting, muscle weakness, alacrimia, excessive fatigue and dysphagia...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Michael Conall Dennedy
In this issue of Clinical Endocrinology, Elder et al demonstrate the profile of salivary cortisol and cortisone following synacthen administration. Using a dexamethasone-induced model of adrenocortical insufficiency in healthy males, their data demonstrate the kinetics of serum cortisol paired with salivary cortisol and cortisone following both low (1mcg) and conventional dose (250mcg) synacthen. Peak serum cortisol occurred at 30 minutes following 1mcg synacthen, and serum cortisol continued to rise at 120 minutes following the 250mcg dose...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
N Cirillo
The discovery of an oral glucocorticoid system has provided novel conceptual frameworks for understanding the effects of endogenous and exogenous corticosteroids in the oral cavity. For example, liquorice derivatives have long been used in the treatment of oral inflammatory conditions and it is now known that a chief constituent of liquorice root, glycyrrhetinic acid, inhibits 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD) type 2 thus increasing local cortisol levels. Hence, targeting the local interconversion between inactive cortisone and active cortisol by 11β-HSD inhibitors/activators offers potentially advantageous strategies for the treatment of oral inflammatory and autoimmune conditions...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
Charlotte Boughton, David Taylor, Lea Ghataore, Norman Taylor, Benjamin C Whitelaw
We describe severe hypokalaemia and hypertension due to a mineralocorticoid effect in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome taking posaconazole as antifungal prophylaxis. Two distinct mechanisms due to posaconazole are identified: inhibition of 11β hydroxylase leading to the accumulation of the mineralocorticoid hormone 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and secondly, inhibition of 11β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11βHSD2), as demonstrated by an elevated serum cortisol-to-cortisone ratio. The effects were ameliorated by spironolactone...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Jian Liu, Xuemei Qiu, Daoming Wang, Yantao Li, Yang Zong, Yichen Liu, Yue Zhang, Ping Yang, Yong Zuo, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Yutao Du, Jin Zi
Objective This study was performed to investigate the effects of age and sex on 10 salivary steroid hormones and analyze the correlations between salivary and plasma hormones. Methods The concentrations of 10 salivary steroid hormones in 1090 Chinese adult volunteers were examined using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, and a related investigation was performed on the concentrations of salivary hormones in this population. Results The concentrations of androstenedione (A4), 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), aldosterone (ALD), cortisone (COR), corticosterone (CORT), cortisol (F), progesterone (P), and testosterone were significantly different between men and women (Student's t-test)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Mohamed Anwar Hammad, Balamurugan Tangiisuran, Abeer Mohamed Kharshid, Noorizan Abdul-Aziz, Yahaya Hassan, Nor Azizah Aziz, Tarek Mohamed Elsayed
Context: The literature of drug-drug interaction (DDI)-related uncontrolled causality, and preventability of DDI-induced UCG (HbA1c >7%) in outpatients glycemia (UCG) among outpatients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus is still limited. Aims: The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence, mechanism, severity, with Type 2 diabetes. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Penang General Hospital. Methods: A computerized system for DDI checking was used to assess the severity and mechanism of DDIs...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Gellért Karvaly, Krisztián Kovács, Katalin Mészáros, Ibolya Kocsis, Attila Patócs, Barna Vásárhelyi
The perturbation of the homeostasis of adrenocortical steroids plays a fundamental role in several pathological conditions. Currently, only a few of the substances involved in steroidogenesis are routinely analysed in clinical laboratories for the diagnosis of these conditions. Recently, interest has grown over the development of clinical assays of endogenous steroids using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). However, no approaches have assessed the adrenocortical steroidogenesis comprehensively...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Yılmaz Sezgin
Temporal arteritis is a form of vasculitis that involves the large and medium-diameter arteries and leads to progressive headache. Symptoms may be accompanied by vision disorder, subfebrile temperature, fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss, sweating and joint pains. While cortisone therapy reduces the symptoms, its effects in terms of improving quality of life are limited. We elected to benefit from the effects of acupuncture in order to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life in a case of temporal arteritis, a chronic disease...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
María Virginia Gentilini, Ayelén Ivana Pesce Viglietti, Paula Constanza Arriola Benitez, Andrea Elena Iglesias Molli, Gloria Edith Cerrone, Guillermo Hernán Giambartolomei, María Victoria Delpino
Brucella abortus induces an inflammatory response that stimulates the endocrine system resulting in the secretion of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Osteoarticular brucellosis is the most common presentation of the active disease in humans, and we have previously demonstrated that B. abortus infection inhibits osteoblast function. We aimed to evaluate the role of cortisol and DHEA on osteoblast during B. abortus infection. B. abortus infection induces apoptosis and inhibits osteoblast function. DHEA treatment reversed the effect of B...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Merja R Häkkinen, Taija Heinosalo, Niina Saarinen, Tero Linnanen, Raimo Voutilainen, Timo Lakka, Jarmo Jääskeläinen, Matti Poutanen, Seppo Auriola
An LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated to analyze simultaneously estrogens (estradiol, E2; estrone, E1), androgens (testosterone, T; androstenedione, A4; dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA), progestagens (17a-hydroxypregnenolone, 17OHP5; 17a-hydroxyprogesterone, 17OHP4; progesterone, P4), glucocorticoids (cortisol, F; cortisone E; corticosterone, B; 11-deoxycortisol, S; 21-hydroxyprogesterone, 21OHP4), and mineralocorticoids (aldosterone, A) from 150 μl of human serum, plasma, or endometrium and endometriotic tissue homogenates...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Fernanda A Correa, Marcela M França, Qing Fang, Qianyi Ma, Tania A Bachega, Andresa Rodrigues, Bilge A Ozel, Jun Z Li, Berenice B Mendonca, Alexander A L Jorge, Luciani R Carvalho, Sally A Camper, Ivo J P Arnhold
Isolated growth hormone deficiency (IGHD) is the most common pituitary hormone deficiency and, clinically, patients have delayed bone age. High sequence similarity between CYP21A2 gene and CYP21A1P pseudogene poses difficulties for exome sequencing interpretation. A 7.5 year-old boy born to second-degree cousins presented with severe short stature (height SDS -3.7) and bone age of 6 years. Clonidine and combined pituitary stimulation tests revealed GH deficiency. Pituitary MRI was normal. The patient was successfully treated with rGH...
December 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Jingjing Liu, Lifang Wang, Yanbing Shen, Su Liqiu, Min Wang
β-cyclodextrins derivatives (CDs) have applied in steroids biotransformation industry because of their unique properties. However, the effect of β-CDs on the growth rate, activity, conversion, and characters of whole cells has not been concerned. In this study, the growth rate and cellular morphology of Arthrobacter simplex (ASP) pretreated by six kinds of β-CDs were measured. The results showed that most β-CDs inhibited the growth of ASP, among which randomly methylated-β-CDs has the most serve inhibition; however, sulfonic acid-β-CD promoted the growth of cells...
February 5, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Marina López-García, Roberto Romero-González, Antonia Garrido Frenich
A new analytical method based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry (Orbitrap-HRMS) has been developed for the determination of steroid hormones (hydrocortisone, cortisone, progesterone, prednisone, prednisolone, testosterone, melengesterol acetate, hydrocortisone-21-acetate, cortisone-21-acetate, testosterone propionate, 17α-methyltestosterone, 6α-methylprednisolone and medroxyprogesterone) and their metabolite (17α-hydroxyprogesterone) in three meat samples (chicken, pork and beef)...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
Arushi Manchanda, Melissa Laracy, Taslim Savji, Robin H Bogner
The stability of hydrocortisone in a commercially available dye-free oral vehicle was monitored to establish a beyond-use date for hydrocortisone oral suspension 2 mg/mL. Hydrocortisone oral suspension (2 mg/mL) was prepared from 10-mg tablets in a dye-free oral vehicle (Oral Mix, Medisca) and stored at 4°C and 25°C for 90 days in amber, plastic prescription bottles and oral syringes. The suspendability and dose repeatability of the oral suspension were evaluated. The solubility of hydrocortisone in the dye-free vehicle was determined...
January 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
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