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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926761/prostaglandin-e2-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-pro-opiomelanocortin-genes-as-potential-mediators-of-cancer-pain-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-organ-transplant-recipients
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Sara Regina Frauenfelder, Sandra Nicole Freiberger, Jan Nico Bouwes Bavinck, Koen D Quint, Roel Genders, Andreas L Serra, Günther F L Hofbauer
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December 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916541/the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr139-is-activated-by-the-peptides-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-acth-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-msh-and-%C3%AE-msh-and-the-conserved-core-motif-hfrw
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Anne Cathrine Nøhr, Mohamed A Shehata, Alexander S Hauser, Vignir Isberg, Jacek Mokrosinski, I Sadaf Farooqi, Daniel Sejer Pedersen, David E Gloriam, Hans Bräuner-Osborne
GPR139 is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor that is expressed primarily in the brain. Not much is known regarding the function of GPR139. Recently we have shown that GPR139 is activated by the amino acids l-tryptophan and l-phenylalanine (EC50 values of 220 μM and 320 μM, respectively), as well as di-peptides comprised of aromatic amino acids. This led us to hypothesize that GPR139 may be activated by peptides. Sequence alignment of the binding cavities of all class A GPCRs, revealed that the binding pocket of the melanocortin 4 receptor is similar to that of GPR139...
December 1, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896569/anti-pituitary-antibodies-against-corticotrophs-in-igg4-related-hypophysitis
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Naoko Iwata, Shintaro Iwama, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Yoshinori Yasuda, Kohtaro Nakashima, Seiji Takeuchi, Daisuke Hagiwara, Yoshihiro Ito, Hidetaka Suga, Motomitsu Goto, Ryoichi Banno, Patrizio Caturegli, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida, Hiroshi Arima
PURPOSE: IgG4-related disease is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells into multiple organs, including the pituitary gland. Autoimmunity is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of IgG4-related disease. The diagnosis of IgG4-related hypophysitis (IgG4-RH) is difficult because its clinical features, such as pituitary swelling and hypopituitarism, are similar to those of other pituitary diseases, including lymphocytic hypophysitis and sellar/suprasellar tumors...
November 28, 2016: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894398/mir-488-determines-coat-pigmentation-by-down-regulating-the-pigment-producing-gene-pro-opiomelanocortin
#4
H Wang, S Ma, L Xue, Y Li, J Wang, X He, Z Zhu, C Dong
Coat color is a key economic trait in wool- and fur-producing animals. Coat color is controlled by complex mechanisms. Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is a gene involved in pigment formation. Previous studies suggested that miR-488 might target the POMC mRNA. This study aimed to determine whether miR-488 could affect coat color by regulating POMC and to explore the regulatory roles of miR-488 on coat color in mammals. A dual fluorescence report vector containing the 3'-UTR of POMC was built to determine whether miR-488 could post-transcriptionally regulate POMC expression...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894066/obesity-associated-extracellular-mtdna-activates-central-tgf%C3%AE-pathway-to-cause-blood-pressure-increase
#5
Alberto Ale, Yalin Zhang, Cheng Han, Dongsheng Cai
Hypothalamic inflammation was recently found to mediate obesity-related hypertension, but the responsible upstream mediators remain unexplored. In this study, we show that dietary obesity is associated with extracellular release of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into the cerebrospinal fluid, and that central delivery of mtDNA mimics TGFβ excess to activate downstream signaling pathways. Physiological study reveals that central administration of mtDNA or TGFβ are both sufficient to cause hypertension in mice. Knockout of the TGFβ receptor in pro-opiomelanocortin neurons counteracts the hypertensive effect of not only TGFβ but mtDNA excess, while the hypertensive action of central mtDNA can be blocked pharmacologically by a TGFβ receptor antagonist or genetically by TGFβ receptor knockout...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890744/gene-expression-of-pro-opiomelanocortin-and-melanocortin-receptors-is-regulated-in-the-hypothalamus-and-mesocorticolimbic-system-following-nicotine-administration
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Damla E Tapinc, Rabia Ilgin, Egemen Kaya, Oguz Gozen, Muzeyyen Ugur, Ersin O Koylu, Lutfiye Kanit, Aysegul Keser, Burcu Balkan
Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived peptides and their receptors have been shown to play important roles in natural and drug-induced reward and reinforcement. Reward process may involve the regulation of POMC gene expression and the gene expression of POMC-derived peptide receptors. The present study investigated the alterations observed in the transcript levels of POMC, melanocortin 3 (MC3R), melanocortin 4 (MC4R) and mu-opioid receptors (MOR) in the hypothalamus and mesocorticolimbic system during nicotine exposure...
November 24, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879325/cushing-syndrome-in-a-child-due-to-pro-opiomelanocortin-pomc-secretion-from-a-yolk-sac-tumor
#7
Evelien Gevers, Suzanne Meredith, Pratik Shah, John Torpiano, Catherine Peters, Neil Sebire, Olga Slater, Anne White, Mehul Datani
CONTEXT: Pituitary microadenomas and adrenal tumours are the most common causes for endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) in children. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a two-year old girl with Cushing syndrome due to ectopic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) production from an abdominal yolk sac tumor. Cortisol concentrations were elevated but adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) concentrations were equivocal. The use of antibodies specifically detecting ACTH precursors revealed that plasma ACTH precursors were elevated...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869800/a-rapidly-acting-glutamatergic-arc%C3%A2-pvh-satiety-circuit-postsynaptically-regulated-by-%C3%AE-msh
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Henning Fenselau, John N Campbell, Anne M J Verstegen, Joseph C Madara, Jie Xu, Bhavik P Shah, Jon M Resch, Zongfang Yang, Yael Mandelblat-Cerf, Yoav Livneh, Bradford B Lowell
Arcuate nucleus (ARC) neurons sense the fed or fasted state and regulate hunger. Agouti-related protein (AgRP) neurons in the ARC (ARC(AgRP) neurons) are stimulated by fasting and, once activated, they rapidly (within minutes) drive hunger. Pro-opiomelanocortin (ARC(POMC)) neurons are viewed as the counterpoint to ARC(AgRP) neurons. They are regulated in an opposite fashion and decrease hunger. However, unlike ARC(AgRP) neurons, ARC(POMC) neurons are extremely slow in affecting hunger (many hours). Thus, a temporally analogous, rapid ARC satiety pathway does not exist or is presently unidentified...
November 21, 2016: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837406/b-lymphocytes-express-pomc-mrna-processing-enzymes-and-%C3%AE-endorphin-in-painful-inflammation
#9
Santhosh Chandar Maddila, Melanie Busch-Dienstfertig, Christoph Stein
Immune cell-derived beta-endorphin (END) and other opioid peptides elicit potent and clinically relevant inhibition of pain (analgesia) in inflamed tissue by activation of peripheral opioid receptors. Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is the polypeptide precursor of END and is processed by prohormone convertases (PCs). This study aims to decipher the processing of POMC in lymphocyte subsets in a rat model of unilateral painful hindpaw inflammation. Lymphocytes, isolated from popliteal lymph nodes, were separated into B-cells, T-cells, T-helper cells and cytotoxic T-cells using magnetic cell sorting, and were examined by polymerase chain reaction, immunofluorescence and radioimmunoassay...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829153/stimulation-of-the-hippocampal-pomc-mc4r-circuit-alleviates-synaptic-plasticity-impairment-in-an-alzheimer-s-disease-model
#10
Yang Shen, Min Tian, Yuqiong Zheng, Fei Gong, Amy K Y Fu, Nancy Y Ip
Hippocampal synaptic plasticity is modulated by neuropeptides, the disruption of which might contribute to cognitive deficits observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived neuropeptides and melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) are implicated in hippocampus-dependent synaptic plasticity, how the POMC/MC4R system functions in the hippocampus and its role in synaptic dysfunction in AD are largely unknown. Here, we mapped a functional POMC circuit in the mouse hippocampus, wherein POMC neurons in the cornu ammonis 3 (CA3) activate MC4R in the CA1...
November 8, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823858/ambient-temperature-modulates-the-effects-of-the-prader-willi-syndrome-candidate-gene-snord116-on-energy-homeostasis
#11
Y Qi, L Purtell, M Fu, K Sengmany, K Loh, L Zhang, S Zolotukhin, A Sainsbury, L Campbell, H Herzog
Germline deletion of the Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) candidate gene Snord116 in mice leads to some classical symptoms of human PWS, notably reductions in body weight, linear growth and bone mass. However, Snord116 deficient mice (Snord116(-/-)) do not develop an obese phenotype despite their increased food intake and the underlying mechanism for that is unknown. We tested the phenotypes of germline Snord116(-/-) as well as neuropeptide Y (NPY) neuron specific Snord116(lox/lox)/NPY(cre/+) mice at 30°C, the thermoneutral temperature of mice, and compared these to previous reports studies conducted at normal room temperature...
October 27, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788574/carboxypeptidase-e-identified-as-a-direct-interactor-of-growth-hormone-is-important-for-efficient-secretion-of-the-hormone
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Akiko Mizutani, Hidetoshi Inoko, Masafumi Tanaka
We have identified 88 interactor candidates for human growth hormone (GH) by the yeast two-hybrid assay. Among those, we focused our efforts on carboxypeptidase E (CPE), which has been thought to play a key role in sorting prohormones, such as pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), to regulated secretory vesicles. We found that CPE co-localizes with and interacts with GH in AtT20 pituitary cells. Downregulation of CPE led to decreased levels of GH secretion, consistent with involvement of CPE in GH sorting/secretion...
October 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751234/direct-modulation-of-gfap-expressing-glia-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-bi-directionally-regulates-feeding
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Naiyan Chen, Hiroki Sugihara, Jinah Kim, Zhanyan Fu, Boaz Barak, Mriganka Sur, Guoping Feng, Weiping Han
Multiple hypothalamic neuronal populations that regulate energy balance have been identified. Although hypothalamic glia exist in abundance and form intimate structural connections with neurons, their roles in energy homeostasis are less known. Here we show that selective Ca(2+) activation of glia in the mouse arcuate nucleus (ARC) reversibly induces increased food intake while disruption of Ca(2+) signaling pathway in ARC glia reduces food intake. The specific activation of ARC glia enhances the activity of agouti-related protein/neuropeptide Y (AgRP/NPY)-expressing neurons but induces no net response in pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-expressing neurons...
October 18, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740870/intracerebroventricular-catalase-reduces-hepatic-insulin-sensitivity-and-increases-responses-to-hypoglycemia-in-rats
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S Pauliina Markkula, David Lyons, Chen-Yu Yueh, Christine Riches, Paul Hurst, Barbara Fielding, Lora K Heisler, Mark L Evans
Specialized metabolic sensors in the hypothalamus regulate blood glucose levels by influencing hepatic glucose output and hypoglycemic counterregulatory responses. Hypothalamic reactive oxygen species (ROS) may act as a metabolic signal-mediating responses to changes in glucose, other substrates and hormones. The role of ROS in the brain's control of glucose homeostasis remains unclear. We hypothesized that hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a relatively stable form of ROS, acts as a sensor of neuronal glucose consumption and availability and that lowering brain H2O2 with the enzyme catalase would lead to systemic responses increasing blood glucose...
December 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708250/targeting-the-erk-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-cushing-s-disease
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Dongyun Zhang, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang, Anthony P Heaney
We recently demonstrated that the orphan nuclear receptor testicular receptor 4 (TR4) is a potent regulator of corticotroph tumor growth and hormone secretion. The Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK pathway is commonly overactivated in human tumors and we have demonstrated that corticotroph tumor TR4 is activated by ERK1/2-mediated phosphorylation. We evaluated effects of MEK-162, a selective, non-ATP-competitive allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2, on murine and human in vitro and in vivo corticotroph tumor proliferation and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629888/early-postnatal-amylin-treatment-enhances-hypothalamic-leptin-signaling-and-neural-development-in-the-selectively-bred-diet-induced-obese-rat
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Miranda D Johnson, Sebastien G Bouret, Ambrose A Dunn-Meynell, Christina N Boyle, Thomas A Lutz, Barry E Levin
Selectively bred diet-induced obese (DIO) rats become obese on a high-fat diet and are leptin resistant before becoming obese. Compared with diet-resistant (DR) neonates, DIO neonates have impaired leptin-dependent arcuate (ARC) neuropeptide Y/agouti-related peptide (NPY/AgRP) and α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH; from proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons) axon outgrowth to the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Using phosphorylation of STAT3 (pSTAT3) as a surrogate, we show that reduced DIO ARC leptin signaling develops by postnatal day 7 (P7) and is reduced within POMC but not NPY/AgRP neurons...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626200/connexin-43-mediates-white-adipose-tissue-beiging-by-facilitating-the-propagation-of-sympathetic-neuronal-signals
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Yi Zhu, Yong Gao, Caroline Tao, Mengle Shao, Shangang Zhao, Wei Huang, Ting Yao, Joshua A Johnson, Tiemin Liu, Aaron M Cypess, Olga Gupta, William L Holland, Rana K Gupta, David C Spray, Herbert B Tanowitz, Lei Cao, Matthew D Lynes, Yu-Hua Tseng, Joel K Elmquist, Kevin W Williams, Hua V Lin, Philipp E Scherer
"Beige" adipocytes reside in white adipose tissue (WAT) and dissipate energy as heat. Several studies have shown that cold temperature can activate pro-opiomelanocortin-expressing (POMC) neurons and increase sympathetic neuronal tone to regulate WAT beiging. WAT, however, is traditionally known to be sparsely innervated. Details regarding the neuronal innervation and, more importantly, the propagation of the signal within the population of "beige" adipocytes are sparse. Here, we demonstrate that beige adipocytes display an increased cell-to-cell coupling via connexin 43 (Cx43) gap junction channels...
September 13, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623943/tumour-biology-of-obesity-related-cancers-understanding-the-molecular-concept-for-better-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
Seong Lin Teoh, Srijit Das
Obesity continues to be a major global problem. Various cancers are related to obesity and proper understanding of their aetiology, especially their molecular tumour biology is important for early diagnosis and better treatment. Genes play an important role in the development of obesity. Few genes such as leptin, leptin receptor encoded by the db (diabetes), pro-opiomelanocortin, AgRP and NPY and melanocortin-4 receptors and insulin-induced gene 2 were linked to obesity. MicroRNAs control gene expression via mRNA degradation and protein translation inhibition and influence cell differentiation, cell growth and cell death...
September 14, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601011/unaltered-hypothalamic-metabolic-gene-expression-in-kiss1r-knockout-mice-despite-obesity-and-reduced-energy-expenditure
#19
Julie-Ann P De Bond, Kristen P Tolson, Chanond Nasamran, Alexander S Kauffman, Jeremy T Smith
Kisspeptin controls reproduction by stimulating gonadotrophin-releasing hormone neurones via its receptor Kiss1r. Kiss1r is also expressed other brain areas and in peripheral tissues, suggesting additional nonreproductive roles. We recently determined that Kiss1r knockout (KO) mice develop an obese and diabetic phenotype. In the present study, we investigated whether Kiss1r KOs develop this metabolic phenotype as a result of alterations in the expression of metabolic genes involved in the appetite regulating system of the hypothalamus, including neuropeptide Y (Npy) and pro-opiomelanocortin (Pomc), as well as leptin receptor (Lepr), ghrelin receptor (Ghsr), and melanocortin receptors 3 and 4 (Mc3r, Mc4r)...
October 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568547/interindividual-variation-in-dna-methylation-at-a-putative-pomc-metastable-epiallele-is-associated-with-obesity
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Peter Kühnen, Daniela Handke, Robert A Waterland, Branwen J Hennig, Matt Silver, Anthony J Fulford, Paula Dominguez-Salas, Sophie E Moore, Andrew M Prentice, Joachim Spranger, Anke Hinney, Johannes Hebebrand, Frank L Heppner, Lena Walzer, Carsten Grötzinger, Jörg Gromoll, Susanna Wiegand, Annette Grüters, Heiko Krude
The estimated heritability of human BMI is close to 75%, but identified genetic variants explain only a small fraction of interindividual body-weight variation. Inherited epigenetic variants identified in mouse models named "metastable epialleles" could in principle explain this "missing heritability." We provide evidence that methylation in a variably methylated region (VMR) in the pro-opiomelanocortin gene (POMC), particularly in postmortem human laser-microdissected melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH)-positive neurons, is strongly associated with individual BMI...
September 13, 2016: Cell Metabolism
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