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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538378/effects-of-intensive-training-on-menstrual-function-and-certain-serum-hormones-and-peptides-related-to-the-female-reproductive-system
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Geum Joon Cho, Sung Won Han, Jung-Ho Shin, Tak Kim
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of intensive training on menstrual function and related serum hormones and peptides.Forty female participants who attended a training course for an officer at the Korea Third Military Academy, and had regular menstrual periods were enrolled. Menstrual questionnaires and fasting blood samples were collected before entry and at 4-week intervals for 8 weeks. The levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), cortisol, prolactin, endorphin-β, neuropeptide Y (NPY), leptin, orexin-A, ghrelin, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), thyrotropin (TSH), and thyroxine (T4) were determined...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510133/analysis-of-immune-biochemical-indicators-to-assess-the-risk-of-developing-cardiological-pathology
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V S Morozova, I A Moseikin, S N Petrochenko, M A Myagkova, L F Panchenko
Prognostic immuno-biochemical tests to assess the severity of the condition of patients with cardiac diseases were developed. A comparative analysis of clinical and laboratory blood parameters, which are used in practice for the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases, and an analysis of the content of natural antibodies (n-Abs) to β-endorphin, bradykinin, histamine, dopamine, and serotonin were performed. A significant correlation between the level of n-Abs, the main biochemical parameters, and the content of blood corpuscles was revealed...
March 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461468/variation-in-the-%C3%AE-endorphin-oxytocin-and-dopamine-receptor-genes-is-associated-with-different-dimensions-of-human-sociality
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Eiluned Pearce, Rafael Wlodarski, Anna Machin, Robin I M Dunbar
There is growing evidence that the number and quality of social relationships have substantial impacts on health, well-being, and longevity, and, at least in animals, on reproductive fitness. Although it is widely recognized that these outcomes are mediated by a number of neuropeptides, the roles these play remain debated. We suggest that an overemphasis on one neuropeptide (oxytocin), combined with a failure to distinguish between different social domains, has obscured the complexity involved. We use variation in 33 SNPs for the receptor genes for six well-known social neuropeptides in relation to three separate domains of sociality (social disposition, dyadic relationships, and social networks) to show that three neuropeptides (β-endorphin, oxytocin, and dopamine) play particularly important roles, with each being associated predominantly with a different social domain...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461253/age-differences-in-the-time-course-and-magnitude-of-changes-in-circulating-neuropeptides-following-pain-evocation-in-humans
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Joseph L Riley, Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Margarete C Dasilva Ribeiro, Corey B Simon, Nathan R Eckert, Maria Aguirre, Heather L Sorenson, Patrick J Tighe, Robert R Edwards, Shannon M Wallet
This study tested the hypothesis that older adults would have a stronger response for substance P (facilitatory) but weaker response to β-endorphin (inhibitory), both in magnitude and time-course. Eight younger and 9 older adults underwent 3 experimental sessions using well-validated laboratory pain models: cold pressor task (CPT), contact heat pain (HP), and a non-painful control. Blood was collected through an indwelling catheter at baseline and 3, 15, 30, 45, and 60-minutes post-stimuli administration. Older adults had higher baseline levels of both neuropeptides suggesting increased peripheral activity compared to younger adults...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413714/cerebrospinal-fluid-and-plasma-%C3%AE-endorphin-levels-in-children-with-cerebral-malaria
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Oluwatosin Eunice Olorunmoteni, Oluwagbemiga Oyewole Adeodu, Saheed B A Oseni, Efere M Obuotor
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral malaria (CM) is the most lethal form of malaria, yet its pathogenesis is not fully understood. Cytoadherence, sequestration, alterations in cytokine expression, inflammation, and microvascular obstruction are all hypothesized to be important in the aetio-pathogenesis of coma which characterizes cerebral malaria and the death which sometimes result. Beta (β)-endorphin has been postulated to be involved in the pathogenetic processes of inflammation and cytokine expression, although the exact role is unknown...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399090/-a-comparative-study-of-immune-and-clinical-indicators-in-radicular-and-myofascial-back-pain
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A I Levashova, V S Morozova, S N Petrochenko, М А Myagkova, I A Moseikin
AIM: To compare immunochemical and clinical parameters in patients with chronic radicular and myofascial back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study included 92 patients (55 men and 37 women) with radicular pain syndrome and 97 patients (33 men and 64 women) with myofascial pain syndrome. Pain status was assessed with the differential visual analogous scale (at rest, on movement, at night and during spontaneous pain). Tensor algometry was used to measure pain intolerance thresholds at day and night...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333316/convergent-balancing-selection-on-the-mu-opioid-receptor-in-primates
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Carolyn G Sweeney, Juliette M Rando, Helen N Panas, Gregory M Miller, Donna M Platt, Eric J Vallender
The mu opioid receptor is involved in many natural processes including stress response, pleasure, and pain. Mutations in the gene also have been associated with opiate and alcohol addictions as well as with responsivity to medication targeting these disorders. Two common and mutually exclusive polymorphisms have been identified in humans, A118G (N40D), found commonly in non-African populations, and C17T (V6A), found almost exclusively in African populations. While A118G has been studied extensively for associations and in functional assays, C17T is much less well understood...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325149/low-dose-naltrexone-in-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia
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Samy K Metyas, Karen Yeter, John Solyman, Daniel Arkfeld
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and cognitive impairment. A significant number of fibromyalgia patients do not respond adequately to the current drugs (pregabalin, milnacipran, duloxetine) approved for fibromyalgia treatment by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thus, there is still a need for adjunctive therapies. Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence. It is hypothesized that low dose naltrexone causes transient blockade of opioid receptors centrally resulting in a rebound of endorphin function which may attenuate pain in fibromyalgia...
March 21, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284896/progesterone-increased-%C3%AE-endorphin-innervation-of-the-locus-coeruleus-but-ovarian-steroids-had-no-effect-on-noradrenergic-neurodegeneration
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Fernanda B Lima, Cristiane M Leite, Cynthia L Bethea, Janete A Anselmo-Franci
With the decline of ovarian steroids levels at menopause, many women experience an increase in anxiety and stress sensitivity. The locus coeruleus (LC), a central source of noradrenaline (NE), is activated by stress and is inhibited by β-endorphin. Moreover, increased NE has been implicated in pathological anxiety syndromes. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause appears to decrease anxiety and vulnerability to stress. Therefore, we questioned the effect of HRT on the inhibitory β-endorphin innervation of the LC...
May 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283814/effect-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-808%C3%A2-nm-in-the-control-of-neuropathic-pain-in-mice
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Ana Laura Martins de Andrade, Paulo Sérgio Bossini, Azair Liane Matos do Canto De Souza, Ariane Dutra Sanchez, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto
Neuropathic pain can be defined as the pain initiated or caused by a primary lesion or dysfunction of the central or peripheral nervous system. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) stands out among the physical therapy resources used for analgesia. However, application parameters, especially the energy density, remain controversial in the literature. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the PBM effect, in different energy densities to control neuropathic pain in mice. Fifty (50) mice were induced to neuropathy by chronic constriction surgery of the sciatic nerve (CCI), treated with PBM (808 nm), and divided into five groups: GP (PBM simulation), GS (sham), GL10, GL20, GL40 (energy density of 10, 20, and 40 J/cm(2), respectively)...
March 10, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274721/role-of-%C3%AE-endorphin-in-pain-relief-following-high-rate-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-migraine
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Usha Kant Misra, Jayantee Kalita, Gyanesh Tripathi, Sanjeev Kumar Bhoi
BACKGROUND: In migraine, high rate repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been reported to be effective, and β endorphin (BE) may have a role in headache relief. OBJECTIVE: To report the role of BE and its μ (MOR) and δ opioid receptors (DOR) in headache relief following high rate rTMS in migraine. METHODS: Ninety-three migraine patients having more than 4 attacks per month were included. 10 Hz rTMS (600 pulses in 10 trains) was delivered to left motor cortex; 3 sessions to 24 (group 1), 1 session to 22 (group II) and sham stimulation to 47 patients (group III)...
May 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261089/sex-and-age-differences-in-motion-sickness-in-rats-the-correlation-with-blood-hormone-responses-and-neuronal-activation-in-the-vestibular-and-autonomic-nuclei
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Wei Zhou, Junqin Wang, Leilei Pan, Ruirui Qi, Peng Liu, Jiluo Liu, Yiling Cai
Many studies have demonstrated sex and age differences in motion sickness, but the underlying physiological basis is still in controversy. In the present study, we tried to investigate the potential correlates of endocrine and/or neuronal activity with sex and age differences in rats with motion sickness. LiCl-induced nausea symptom was evaluated by conditioned gaping. Motion sickness was assessed by measurement of autonomic responses (i.e., conditioned gaping and defecation responses), motor impairments (i...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246449/influence-of-training-and-competitive-sessions-on-peripheral-%C3%AE-endorphin-levels-in-training-show-jumping-horses
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Cristina Cravana, P Medica, G Ragonese, E Fazio
AIM: To investigate the effects of training sessions on circulating β-endorphin changes in sport horses before and after competition and to ascertain whether competition would affect this response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 24 trained jumping horses were randomly assigned to one of two training groups: Group A (competing) and Group B (not competing). To determined plasma β-endorphin concentrations, two pre- and post-competition training weeks at aerobic workout and two competitive show jumping event days at anaerobic workout were measured before, 5 and 30 min after exercise...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235700/confirmation-that-a-deletion-in-the-pomc-gene-is-associated-with-body-weight-of-labrador-retriever-dogs
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M Mankowska, P Krzeminska, M Graczyk, M Switonski
A 14-bp deletion present in the proopiomelanocortin (POMC) gene of Labrador and Flat Coat Retrievers (FCR), but absent in POMC of other breeds, disrupts the β-MSH and β-endorphin coding sequences. This deletion was recently reported as strongly associated with increased body weight and obesity. We searched for this mutation in a cohort of 272 dogs, representing four breeds with a known predisposition to obesity (Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Beagle, and Cocker Spaniel) and, as expected, we found it only in Labradors...
February 16, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235500/action-of-%C3%AE-endorphin-and-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-the-possible-effects-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-%C3%AE-endorphin
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REVIEW
Yuan-Hang Luan, Di Wang, Qi Yu, Xiao-Qing Chai
This study aimed to review research on the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on β-endorphin. NSAIDs are commonly used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs. They are well known for inducing peripheral analgesia by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX). However, an increasing number of studies have shown that NSAIDs have an analgesic effect not only in the periphery but also at the center. It means that a central analgesic mechanism of the action of NSAIDs exists besides the peripheral mechanism, and the central mechanism likely involves β-endorphin...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218955/antihyperglycemiac-action-of-diosmin-a-citrus-flavonoid-is-induced-through-endogenous-%C3%AE-endorphin-in-type-i-like-diabetic-rats
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Chia-Chen Hsu, Mang Hung Lin, Juei Tang Cheng, Ming Chang Wu
Diosmin is one of the flavonoids contained in citrus and has been demonstrated to improve glucose metabolism in diabetic disorders. However, the mechanism(s) of diosmin in glucose regulation remain obscure. Therefore, we investigated the potential mechanism(s) for the antihyperglycemic action of diosmin in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (STZ-diabetic rats). Diosmin lowered hyperglycemia in a dose-dependent manner in STZ-diabetic rats. This action was inhibited by naloxone at a dose sufficient to block opioid receptors...
February 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214095/whether-preventive-low-dose-magnesium-sulphate-infusion-has-an-influence-on-postoperative-pain-perception-and-the-level-of-serum-beta-endorphin-throughout-the-total-abdominal-hysterectomy
#17
K Haryalchi, M Abedinzade, K Khanaki, M Mansour Ghanaie, F Mohammad Zadeh
OBJECTIVE: Due to the known role of preventive low dose magnesium sulphate on postoperative pain management, in this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, we tried to investigate the possible relationship between low dose intra-operative magnesium sulphate infusion, postoperative analgesia and the level of serum beta-endorphin during total abdominal hysterectomy under general anesthesia. METHODS: Forty women undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy were randomly allocated into 2 groups (20 in each arm)...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202578/p38%C3%AE-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-mediates-exenatide-stimulated-microglial-%C3%AE-endorphin-expression
#18
Hai-Yun Wu, Xiao-Fang Mao, Hui Fan, Yong-Xiang Wang
Recent discoveries established that activation of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors (GLP-1Rs) mediates neuroprotection and antinociception through microglial β-endorphin expression. This study aimed to explore the underlying signaling mechanisms of microglial β-endorphin. GLP-1Rs and β-endorphin were coexpressed in primary cultures of microglia. Treatment with the GLP-1R agonist exenatide concentration-dependently stimulated microglial expression of the β-endorphin precursor gene proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and peptides, with EC50 values of 4...
May 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191278/impact-of-yoga-and-meditation-on-cellular-aging-in-apparently-healthy-individuals-a-prospective-open-label-single-arm-exploratory-study
#19
Madhuri Tolahunase, Rajesh Sagar, Rima Dada
This study was designed to explore the impact of Yoga and Meditation based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) on cellular aging in apparently healthy individuals. During this 12-week prospective, open-label, single arm exploratory study, 96 apparently healthy individuals were enrolled to receive YMLI. The primary endpoints were assessment of the change in levels of cardinal biomarkers of cellular aging in blood from baseline to week 12, which included DNA damage marker 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH2dG), oxidative stress markers reactive oxygen species (ROS), and total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and telomere attrition markers telomere length and telomerase activity...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183072/alternative-therapies-for-excoriation-skin-picking-disorder-a-brief-update
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REVIEW
Julio Torales, Iván Barrios, Jorge Villalba
Context • Excoriation (skin picking) disorder is characterized by the need or urge to pick, scratch, pinch, touch, rub, scrub, squeeze, bite, or dig the skin, and it can be a perplexing condition for the inexperienced physician. Treatments include pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and alternative therapies. Alternative therapies for excoriation disorder and other body-focused repetitive behaviors include yoga, aerobic exercise, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, and inositol and N-acetylcysteine, among others...
January 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
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