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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641336/suppression-of-forkhead-box-protein-o1-foxo1-transcription-factor-may-promote-adrenocortical-tumorigenesis
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Adam Stenman, Timothy Murtha, Reju Korah, Tobias Carling
Despite recent comprehensive genetic analyses, molecular evidence for a pathophysiological continuum linking benign adrenocortical adenoma (ACA) and highly aggressive adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is still elusive. Using human tumor samples and the established ACC cell line SW-13, this study investigated potential regulatory roles for FOXO transcription factors, in modulating adrenocortical tumorigenesis. Adrenocortical tumor specimens (20 ACAs, 10 ACCs, and 9 normal adrenal tissue samples) obtained from 30 patients were analyzed for ubiquitously expressed FOXO transcription factors, FOXO1 and FOXO3 using qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry...
June 22, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624161/clinical-follow-up-of-the-first-sf-1-insufficient-female-patient
#2
Karine Gerster, Anna Biason-Lauber, Eugen J Schoenle
OBJECTIVE: Steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1/NR5A1) plays a crucial role in regulating adrenal development, gonad determination and differentiation, and in the hypothalamic-pituitary control of reproduction and metabolism. In men (46, XY), it is known that mutations in SF-1/NR5A1 gene cause a wide phenotypic spectrum with variable degrees of undervirilization. In recent years, the role of SF-1 in the ovarian function was increasingly discussed and alterations in the gene were related to primary ovarian insufficiency...
June 14, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614035/personalized-care-of-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-comprehensive-approach
#3
Barbra S Miller, Tobias Else
A concerted effort has been made in the past decade to better differentiate benign from malignant adrenocortical tumors. Of those tumors found to be adrenocortical carcinomas (ACCs) and through the use of multiple modalities including biochemical, radiologic, and genomic analysis, significant strides have been made in understanding what drives ACC development, how various treatments may result in different outcomes, which ACCs are more likely to respond to various treatments, and overall prognosis. While most patients will have recurrence of their ACC and succumb to their disease, the disease course is highly variable; it is therefore imperative that each patient is treated with individualized attention paid to their particular ACC...
June 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604944/the-influence-of-graves-orbitopathy-treatment-with-intravenous-glucocorticoids-on-adrenal-function
#4
Urszula Ambroziak, Gabriela Bluszcz, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Piotr Miśkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the commonest extrathyroidal feature of Graves' disease. For active, moderate to severe GO intravenous glucocorticoid pulse therapy (ivGCS) is the first-line treatment, which might be followed by oral glucocorticoid therapy. Glucocorticoid treatment, especially in the time of withdrawal, carries a risk of adrenal insufficiency. The aim of this study was to assess the pituitary-adrenal axis function in patients with GO before and at the cessation of ivGCS, and after further oral glucocorticoid therapy...
June 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604387/macrolides-selectively-inhibit-mutant-kcnj5-potassium-channels-that-cause-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
#5
Ute I Scholl, Laura Abriola, Chengbiao Zhang, Esther N Reimer, Mark Plummer, Barbara I Kazmierczak, Junhui Zhang, Denton Hoyer, Jane S Merkel, Wenhui Wang, Richard P Lifton
Aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) are benign tumors of the adrenal gland that constitutively produce the salt-retaining steroid hormone aldosterone and cause millions of cases of severe hypertension worldwide. Either of 2 somatic mutations in the potassium channel KCNJ5 (G151R and L168R, hereafter referred to as KCNJ5MUT) in adrenocortical cells account for half of APAs worldwide. These mutations alter channel selectivity to allow abnormal Na+ conductance, resulting in membrane depolarization, calcium influx, aldosterone production, and cell proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601306/disparities-in-access-to-care-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#6
Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Tina W F Yen, Azadeh A Carr, Douglas B Evans, Tracy S Wang
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment for patients with adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). The aim of the present study is to examine disparities in access to surgical resection and identify factors associated with overall survival following surgical resection. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with ACC (2004-2013). Patient characteristics and disease details were abstracted. Logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the factors associated with surgical resection, and a multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify predictors of survival in the surgical cohort...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599837/measurement-of-testosterone-and-cortisol-metabolites-and-luteinising-hormone-in-captive-southern-hairy-nosed-wombat-lasiorhinus-latifrons-urine
#7
Z Du, T Keeley, T Janssen, V Nicolson, S D Johnston
This study reports the validation and use of enzyme immunoassays (EIA) to measure changes in plasma and urinary luteinizing hormone, testosterone metabolites (UTM) and cortisol metabolites (UCM) in captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). GnRH agonist and ACTH agonist challenges were conducted to validate urinary testosterone (male wombat only) and cortisol (male and female wombats) EIAs. Following intra-muscular injection of 8-12μg buserelin (n=4 males), there was a significant increase in both plasma (P<0...
June 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597100/sucrose-induced-plasticity-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-in-a-comfort-feeding-paradigm
#8
Amy E B Packard, Shi Di, Ann E Egan, Sarah M Fourman, Jeffrey G Tasker, Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
A history of intermittent, limited sucrose intake (LSI) attenuates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis stress response, and neuronal activity in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) is necessary for this HPA-dampening. LSI increases the expression of plasticity-associated genes in the BLA; however, the nature of this plasticity is unknown. As BLA principal neuron activity normally promotes HPA responses, the present study tests the hypothesis that LSI decreases stress-excitatory BLA output by decreasing glutamatergic and/or increasing GABAergic inputs to BLA principal neurons...
June 8, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595341/obstructive-sleep-apnea-dynamically-increases-nocturnal-plasma-free-fatty-acids-glucose-and-cortisol-during-sleep
#9
Swati Chopra, Aman Rathore, Haris Younas, Luu V Pham, Chenjuan Gu, Aleksandra Beselman, Il-Young Kim, Robert R Wolfe, Jamie Perin, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, Jonathan C Jun
Context: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This association may be related to metabolic changes that transpire during sleep in OSA. Objective: To examine the impact of OSA, elicited by cessation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), on frequently sampled nocturnal metabolic markers including plasma free fatty acids (FFA), glucose, insulin, triglycerides, cortisol, and lactate; as well as glucose production, oral glucose tolerance, blood pressure, endothelial function, cholesterol, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588180/impact-of-adrenocortical-insufficiency-on-biochemical-parameters-in-haemodynamically-stable-cirrhotic-patients-with-ascites
#10
H Ahmed, M R Karim, R K Paul, M Chowdhury, M S Alam, F Rahman, M A Rouf
Cirrhosis has many complications regardless of the aetiology. Among them, adrenal insufficiency is recently identified entity. A prospective cohort study was done to evaluate the biochemical impact of adrenocortical insufficiency in haemodynamically stable, non-septic, cirrhotic patients with ascites and had been performed at the inpatient of GHPD department, BIRDEM, Dhaka from April 2011 to March 2012. A total of fifty three (53) patients fulfilling inclusion criteria were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups: Group A (patients of normal adrenal function) and Group B (patients of insufficient adrenal function) and those were followed up for the next 6 months...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584012/nefm-neurofilament-medium-polypeptide-a-marker-for-zona-glomerulosa-cells-in-human-adrenal-inhibits-d1r-dopamine-d1-receptor-mediated-secretion-of-aldosterone
#11
Carmela Maniero, Sumedha Garg, Wanfeng Zhao, Timothy Isaac Johnson, Junhua Zhou, Mark Gurnell, Morris J Brown
Heterogeneity among aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) has been highlighted by the discovery of somatic mutations. KCNJ5 mutations predominate in large zona fasciculata (ZF)-like APAs; mutations in CACNA1D, ATP1A1, ATP2B3, and CTNNB1 are more likely to be found in small zona glomerulosa (ZG)-like APAs. Microarray comparison of KCNJ5 mutant versus wild-type APAs revealed significant differences in transcriptomes. NEFM, encoding a neurofilament subunit which is a D1R (dopamine D1 receptor)-interacting protein, was 4-fold upregulated in ZG-like versus ZF-like APAs and 14-fold more highly expressed in normal ZG versus ZF...
June 5, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583923/triple-synchronous-primary-malignancies-a-rare-occurrence
#12
Heather Katz, Hassaan Jafri, Linda Brown, Toni Pacioles
Triple synchronous primary malignant neoplasms are rare. The exact aetiology is unknown; however, risk factors include older age, family history, genetic aberrations, prolonged exposure to carcinogens and smoking. We describe a previously healthy 48-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain and a palpable abdominal mass. Imaging revealed a complex cystic, solid pelvic mass and another mass in the right upper quadrant. She received an extensive abdominal surgery including exploratory laparotomy, pelvic mass resection, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy, omentectomy and right adrenalectomy...
June 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578183/central-precocious-puberty-secondary-to-adrenocortical-adenoma-in-a-female-child-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Betül Ersoy, Deniz Kizilay, Hasan Çayirli, Peyker Temiz, Cüneyt Günşar
BACKGROUND: Pediatric adrenocortical tumors are rare but significant causes of virilization and peripheral precocious puberty (PPP). CASE: A 4-year-old girl presented with development of breast, pubic hair, and facial acne. Her bone age was advanced, and gonadotropins did not elevate in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) test. High levels of dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate, estradiol, and testosterone and detection of a tumor in the left adrenal gland of the abdomen by computed tomography led to a diagnosis of PPP due to adrenal tumor...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574579/the-effect-of-a-maternal-history-of-childhood-abuse-on-adrenocortical-attunement-in-mothers-and-their-toddlers
#14
Anna Fuchs, Eva Moehler, Franz Resch, Michael Kaess
We investigated circadian mother-child adrenocortical attunement in the context of a maternal history of childhood abuse (HoA). Mothers were screened after birth using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Women reporting moderate or severe abuse formed the HoA group (n = 37; HoAG) and were compared with a non-maltreated comparison group (n = 45; CG). Three years later, cortisol awakening response (CAR) and diurnal slope (DSL) were assessed. Mother-child interaction was coded using the Emotional Availability Scales at 12 months of age...
June 2, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567296/thyrotoxicosis-leading-to-adrenal-crises-reveals-primary-bilateral-adrenal-lymphoma
#15
Catarina Roque, Ricardo Fonseca, Carlos Tavares Bello, Carlos Vasconcelos, António Galzerano, Sância Ramos
Primary adrenal lymphoma is a rare malignancy. It frequently presents bilaterally and with symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. Amiodarone may induce secondary organ dysfunction, and thyrotoxicosis develops in 15% of cases. The symptomatology of both conditions is nonspecific, especially in the elderly, and a high suspicion index is necessary for appropriate diagnosis. A 78-year-old female presented to the emergency department with confusion, nausea and vomiting. She had recently been to the emergency department with urinary tract infection, vomiting and acute hypochloremic hyponatremia...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566446/cortisol-related-metabolic-alterations-assessed-by-mass-spectrometry-assay-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome
#16
Guido Di Dalmazi, Marcus Quinkler, Timo Deutschbein, Cornelia Prehn, Nada Rayes, Matthias Kroiss, Christina Maria Berr, Günter K Stalla, Martin Fassnacht, Jerzy Adamski, Martin Reincke, Felix Beuschlein
OBJECTIVE: Endogenous hypercortisolism is a chronic condition associated with severe metabolic disturbances and cardiovascular sequela. The aim of this study was to characterize metabolic alterations in patients with different degrees of hypercortisolism by mass-spectrometry-based targeted plasma metabolomic profiling and correlate the metabolomic profile with clinical and hormonal data. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Subjects (n=149) were classified according to clinical and hormonal characteristics: Cushing's syndrome (n=46), adrenocortical adenomas with autonomous cortisol secretion (n=31) or without hypercortisolism (n=27)...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559412/complete-responses-to-mitotane-in-metastatic-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-new-look-at-an-old-drug
#17
Diane L Reidy-Lagunes, Betty Lung, Brian R Untch, Nitya Raj, Anastasia Hrabovsky, Ciara Kelly, Scott Gerst, Seth Katz, Lewis Kampel, Joanne Chou, Anu Gopalan, Leonard B Saltz
PURPOSE: Based largely on reports that predate modern reporting standards, mitotane has been considered a systemic treatment option for both hormone control and antitumor control of metastatic adrenocortical cancer (ACC), although the therapeutic window is narrow. METHODS: We searched electronic medical records to identify patients with metastatic ACC treated and prescribed single agent mitotane at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from March 15, 1989-September 18, 2015...
May 30, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559117/myxoid-adrenocortical-adenoma-a-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#18
Hongmei Wu, Fen Zhang, Yu Chen, Chao Liu, Su Yao, Xiaolan Zhu, Xinlan Luo, Hengguo Zhuang, Yanhui Liu
Myxoid adrenocortical adenomas are uncommon. There were only 61 cases reports documented, and the tumors are tended to be misdiagnosed in virtue of being rare and distinctive histological features. Recently we encountered two myxoid adrenocortical adenoma cases of a 31-year-old Chinese woman and a 45-year-old Chinese man. The patients did not receive further treatment after surgery and were still alive after following up for 20 months. Myxoid adrenocortical adenomas is extremely rare. Recognition of this entity would be beneficial for pathologists to avoid msidiagnosis, and unnecessary treatment...
April 20, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558479/mechanisms-of-mitochondrial-redox-signaling-in-psychosocial-stress-responsive-systems-new-insights-into-an-old-story
#19
Thomas Meyer, Petra H Wirtz
SIGNIFICANCE: Psychosocial stress is associated with alterations in serum glucocorticoids and cytokines, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1β, which functionally interact. However, the molecular mechanisms and physiological relationship between the two systems within the context of stress exposure are not well characterized. Recent Advances: Extracellular IL-6, which stimulates the release of cortisol from the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex, mediates its intracellular effects by tyrosine phosphorylation of the transcription factor STAT3 (signal transducer and activator of transcription 3)...
May 30, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555252/the-perinatal-effects-of-maternal-caffeine-intake-on-fetal-and-neonatal-brain-levels-of-testosterone-estradiol-and-dihydrotestosterone-in-rats
#20
S Karaismailoglu, M Tuncer, S Bayrak, G Erdogan, E L Ergun, A Erdem
Testosterone, estradiol, and dihydrotestosterone are the main sex steroid hormones responsible for the organization and sexual differentiation of brain structures during early development. The hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, adrenal cells, and gonads play a key role in the production of sex steroids and express adenosine receptors. Caffeine is a non-selective adenosine antagonist; therefore, it can modulate metabolic pathways in these tissues. Besides, the proportion of pregnant women that consume caffeine is ∼60%...
May 29, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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