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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809444/circannual-variation-of-mitotane-and-its-metabolites-plasma-levels-in-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#1
Jessica Cusato, Silvia De Francia, Sarah Allegra, Simona Carrella, Elisa Pirro, Francesca Maria Piccione, Francesca De Martino, Anna Ferrero, Fulvia Claudia Daffara, Massimo Terzolo, Alfredo Berruti, Francesco Di Carlo, Marco Tampellini, Antonio D'Avolio
OBJECTIVES: Mitotane is the reference drug for the adrenocortical carcinoma treatment; its pharmacological activity seems to depend on drug transformation in two active metabolites: o,p'-DDE (dichlorodiphenylethene) and o,p'-DDA (dichlorodiphenylacetate). Mitotane and metabolites are lipophilic agents; thus, they tend to accumulate into adipose tissues (white and brown), which change their prevalence seasonally. Aim of the work was to evaluate mitotane and metabolites plasma levels variation over the year, in adrenocortical cancer patients treated with Lysodren(®) for at least 6 months...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804950/non-invasive-assessment-of-adrenocortical-function-as-a-measure-of-stress-in-the-endangered-golden-langur
#2
Jatin Sarmah, Chaya R Hazarika, Elizabeth V Berkeley, Stefanie B Ganswindt, Andre Ganswindt
The golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) is an endangered primate endemic to northern India and Bhutan. The main stressors to the species are habitat degradation and fragmentation. Non-invasive fecal glucocorticoid metabolite (fGCM) analysis is a powerful tool for assessing stress associated with environmental disturbances in wildlife. However, interspecific differences in glucocorticoid metabolism require careful selection of the antibody used in their quantification. The goals of this study were to: 1) validate an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) to determine fecal GC metabolite (fGCM) concentrations in the golden langur and 2) compare fGCM concentrations between golden langurs living under different environmental conditions...
July 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804590/feminizing-adrenocortical-carcinoma-without-gynecomastia
#3
Farida Chentli, Fadila Chabour, Djafer Bouchibane, Nouria Nouar
Malignant feminizing adrenocortical tumors are exceedingly rare. Their main presentation is gynecomastia. In these estrogen secreting tumors (with or without other adrenocortical hormones) lack of gynecomastia is exceptional as in our case. A 44-year-old man presented with abdominal pain. Radiological assessment revealed a tumor measuring 120 × 95 mm in the retroperitoneal area with numerous metastases. Pathological examination pleaded for an adrenal origin with a Weiss's score of 5. Six months later, the tumor relapsed, and he had a second surgery and was sent for hormone assessment...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801373/metformin-and-melatonin-in-adrenocortical-carcinoma-morphoproteomics-and-biomedical-analytics-provide-proof-of-concept-in-a-case-study
#4
Robert E Brown, Jamie Buryanek, Mary F McGuire
Metformin has been proposed as a novel anti-cancer drug for adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) based upon Poli's recent preclinical studies that 1. "in vitro" metformin modulates the ACC cell model H295R and 2. "in vivo" metformin inhibits tumor growth in a xenograft model as confirmed by a significant reduction of Ki67 [1]. Here we report on our prior clinical case study that provides proof of concept for Poli's studies. We were requested to perform morphoproteomic analysis to further define the biology of, and raise targeted therapeutic options, for a case of post-treatment and chemoresistant ACC metastatic to the liver and the lung...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801349/c-myc-expression-in-adrenocortical-tumours
#5
Mirkka Pennanen, Jaana Hagström, Ilkka Heiskanen, Timo Sane, Harri Mustonen, Johanna Arola, Caj Haglund
AIMS: Widespread use of high-resolution imaging techniques and thus increased prevalence of adrenal lesions has made diagnostics of adrenocortical tumours an increasingly important clinical issue. In non-metastatic tumours, diagnosis is based on histology. New or enhanced information for clinicopathological diagnosis, revealing the malignant potential of the tumour, could emerge by means of biomarkers. The connection of proto-oncogene c-myc to adrenocortical neoplasias is poorly known, although the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway, one of the signalling pathways leading to induction of c-myc expression, has been connected to development of adrenocortical neoplasias...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800627/suppressive-effects-of-rxr-agonist-pa024-on-adrenal-cyp11b2-expression-aldosterone-secretion-and-blood-pressure
#6
Dai Suzuki, Akiko Saito-Hakoda, Ryo Ito, Kyoko Shimizu, Rehana Parvin, Hiroki Shimada, Erika Noro, Susumu Suzuki, Ikuma Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Kagechika, William E Rainey, Shigeo Kure, Sadayoshi Ito, Atsushi Yokoyama, Akira Sugawara
The effects of retinoids on adrenal aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) expression and aldosterone secretion are still unknown. We therefore examined the effects of nuclear retinoid X receptor (RXR) pan-agonist PA024 on CYP11B2 expression, aldosterone secretion and blood pressure, to elucidate its potential as a novel anti-hypertensive drug. We demonstrated that PA024 significantly suppressed angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced CYP11B2 mRNA expression, promoter activity and aldosterone secretion in human adrenocortical H295R cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800344/automatic-computer-aided-analysis-algorithms-and-system-for-adrenal-tumors-on-ct-images
#7
Hanchao Chai, Yi Guo, Yuanyuan Wang, Guohui Zhou
BACKGROUND: The adrenal tumor will disturb the secreting function of adrenocortical cells, leading to many diseases. Different kinds of adrenal tumors require different therapeutic schedules. OBJECTIVE: In the practical diagnosis, it highly relies on the doctor's experience to judge the tumor type by reading the hundreds of CT images. METHODS: This paper proposed an automatic computer aided analysis method for adrenal tumors detection and classification...
August 4, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780517/mitotane-effects-on-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#8
Giuseppe Reimondo, Soraya Puglisi, Barbara Zaggia, Vittoria Basile, Laura Saba, Paola Perotti, Silvia De Francia, Marco Volante, Maria Chiara Zatelli, Salvatore Cannavò, M Terzolo
OBJECTIVE: Mitotane, a drug used to treat adrenocortical cancer (ACC), inhibits multiple enzymatic steps of adrenocortical steroid biosynthesis, potentially causing adrenal insufficiency. Recent studies in vitro have also documented a direct inhibitory effect of mitotane at the pituitary level. The present study was aimed to assess the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis in ACC patients receiving mitotane. DESIGN AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 16 patients on adjuvant treatment with mitotane after radical surgical resection of ACC, who underwent standard hormone evaluation and h-CRH stimulation...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776199/contribution-of-vesicular-glutamate-transporters-to-stress-response-and-related-psychopathologies-studies-in-vglut3-knockout-mice
#9
REVIEW
Hanga Réka Horváth, Csilla Lea Fazekas, Diána Balázsfi, Subodh Kumar Jain, József Haller, Dóra Zelena
Maintenance of the homeostasis in a constantly changing environment is a fundamental process of life. Disturbances of the homeostatic balance is defined as stress response and is induced by wide variety of challenges called stressors. Being the main excitatory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system glutamate is important in the adaptation process of stress regulating both the catecholaminergic system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis. Data are accumulating about the role of different glutamatergic receptors at all levels of these axes, but little is known about the contribution of different vesicular glutamate transporters (VGluT1-3) characterizing the glutamatergic neurons...
August 3, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772355/environmentally-relevant-levels-of-%C3%AE-cyhalothrin-fenvalerate-and-permethrin-cause-developmental-toxicity-and-disrupt-endocrine-system-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryo
#10
Quan Zhang, Yi Zhang, Jie Du, Meirong Zhao
Synthetic pyrethroids (SPs) are one of the most widely used pesticides and frequently detected in the aquatic environment. Previous studies have shown that SPs posed high aquatic toxicity, but information on the developmental toxicity and endocrine disruption on zebrafish (Danio rerio) at environmentally relevant concentrations is limited. In this study, zebrafish embryos were employed to examine the adverse effects of λ-cyhalothrin (LCT), fenvalerate (FEN), and permethrin (PM) at 2.5, 10, 25, 125, 500 nM for 96 h...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764742/pancreatic-gangliocytic-paraganglioma-harboring-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Keisuke Nonaka, Yoko Matsuda, Akira Okaniwa, Atsuko Kasajima, Hironobu Sasano, Tomio Arai
BACKGROUND: Gangliocytic paraganglioma (GP) is a rare neuroendocrine neoplasm, which occurs mostly in the periampullary portion of the duodenum; the majority of the reported cases of duodenal GP has been of benign nature with a low incidence of regional lymph node metastasis. GP arising from the pancreas is extremely rare. To date, only three cases have been reported and its clinical characteristics are largely unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: A nodule located in the pancreatic head was incidentally detected in an asymptomatic 68-year-old woman...
August 2, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759940/impact-of-aldosterone-synthase-inhibitor-fad286-on-steroid-hormone-profile-in-human-adrenocortical-cells
#12
Coy Brunssen, Anja Hofmann, Mirko Peitzsch, Annika Frenzel, Christian G Ziegler, Nicholas F Brown, Steven M Weldon, Graeme Eisenhofer, Holger S Willenberg, Stefan R Bornstein, Henning Morawietz
Inhibition of aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is an alternative treatment option to mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism to prevent harmful aldosterone effects. FAD286 is the best characterized aldosterone synthase inhibitor. However, to date, no study has used sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to characterize in detail the effect of FAD286 on the secreted steroid hormone profile of adrenocortical cells. Basal aldosterone production in NCI-H295R cells was detectable and 9-fold elevated after stimulation with angiotensin II...
July 31, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759186/endocrine-and-haemodynamic-stress-responses-to-an-arithmetic-cognitive-challenge
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OBJECTIVE: We aimed at developing and validating a simple, highly repeatable computer-based tool, which could be employed to simulate the effects of an acute mental stress on endocrine and haemodynamic stress responses. METHODS: Fifteen subjects underwent a mental cognitive challenge, employing an ad hoc designed web tool (available at http://bagame.altervista.org) that proposed a series of random arithmetic operations (addictions or subtractions) between one- to three-digit numbers for 10 minutes...
July 31, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756477/p53-signaling-pathway-polymorphisms-cancer-risk-and-tumor-phenotype-in-tp53-r337h-mutation-carriers
#14
Gabriel S Macedo, Igor Araujo Vieira, Fernanda Salles Luiz Vianna, Barbara Alemar, Juliana Giacomazzi, Ana Paula Carneiro Brandalize, Maira Caleffi, Sahlua Miguel Volc, Henrique de Campos Reis Galvão, Edenir Inez Palmero, Maria Isabel Achatz, Patricia Ashton-Prolla
Li-Fraumeni and Li-Fraumeni-like syndrome (LFS/LFL) are clinically heterogeneous cancer predisposition syndromes characterized by diagnosis of early-onset and often multiple cancers with variable tumor patterns and incomplete penetrance. To date, the genetic modifiers described in LFS/LFL have been shown to map to either TP53 or its main negative regulator, MDM2. Additionally, all studies were focused on families with different TP53 germline mutations. Hence, in this study we explored the effect of the most studied polymorphisms of p53 pathway genes on clinical manifestations of individuals carrying the founder TP53 mutation R337H (n = 136) and controls (n = 186)...
July 29, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754418/surgical-treatment-of-adrenal-carcinoma
#15
S Gaujoux, M Weinandt, S Bonnet, V Reslinger, J Bertherat, B Dousset
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. The presence of a mass syndrome or signs of hormonal hypersecretion often lead to its discovery, but more and more frequently, adrenocortical malignancy is fortuitously discovered as an incidentaloma. Cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI) often points to the malignant character of the adrenal mass. Needle biopsy is contraindicated. Laboratory testing showing combined hypersecretion of cortisol, androgens or inactive corticosteroid precursors is highly suggestive of ACC...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753846/the-landscape-of-whole-genome-alterations-and-pathologic-features-in-genitourinary-malignancies-an-analysis-of-the-cancer-genome-atlas
#16
Mark W Ball, Michael A Gorin, Charles G Drake, Hans J Hammers, Mohamad E Allaf
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of somatic genetic alterations drives carcinogenesis. Little is known, however, about how the level of genetic alteration across an entire cancer genome affects tumor grade, stage or survival. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of somatic mutation count (MC) and copy number variation (CNV) on pathologic and oncologic outcomes in patients with genitourinary malignancies in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: TCGA data sets for adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA), chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (RCC; KICH), clear cell RCC (KIRC), papillary RCC (KIRP), pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PCPG), prostate adenocarcinoma (PRAD), and testis germ cell tumor (TGCT) were accessed via cBioportal...
February 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750898/the-use-of-a-unique-co-culture-model-of-fetoplacental-steroidogenesis-as-a-screening-tool-for-endocrine-disruptors-the-effects-of-neonicotinoids-on-aromatase-activity-and-hormone-production
#17
Elyse Caron-Beaudoin, Rachel Viau, Andrée-Anne Hudon-Thibeault, Cathy Vaillancourt, J Thomas Sanderson
Estrogen biosynthesis during pregnancy is dependent on the collaboration between the fetus producing the androgen precursors, and the placenta expressing the enzyme aromatase (CYP19). Disruption of estrogen production by contaminants may result in serious pregnancy outcomes. We used our recently developed in vitro co-culture model of fetoplacental steroidogenesis to screen the effects of three neonicotinoid insecticides on the catalytic activity of aromatase and the production of steroid hormones. A co-culture of H295R human adrenocortical carcinoma cells with fetal characteristics and BeWo human choriocarcinoma cells which display characteristics of the villous cytotrophoblast was exposed for 24h to various concentrations of three neonicotinoids: thiacloprid, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid...
July 24, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739615/primary-bilateral-adrenal-nodular-disease-with-cushing-s-syndrome-varying-aetiology
#18
Kush Dev Singh Jarial, Rama Walia, Uma Nahar, Anil Bhansali
Primary adrenal disorders contribute 20%â€"30% of patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Most of the primary adrenal diseases are unilateral and include adenoma and adrenocortical carcinoma, whereas bilateral adrenal lesions are uncommon and include primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, primary bilateral macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia, isolated micronodular adrenocortical disease, bilateral adenomas or carcinomas, and rarely pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone-dependent adrenal nodular disease...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738949/blood-transfusion-and-survival-for-resected-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-study-from-the-united-states-adrenocortical-carcinoma-group
#19
Caroline E Poorman, Lauren M Postlewait, Cecilia G Ethun, Thuy B Tran, Jason D Prescott, Timothy M Pawlik, Tracy S Wang, Jason Glenn, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, John E Phay, Kara Keplinger, Ryan C Fields, Linda X Jin, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Jason K Sicklick, Shady Gad, Adam C Yopp, John C Mansour, Quan-Yang Duh, Natalie Seiser, Carmen C Solorzano, Colleen M Kiernan, Konstantinos I Votanopoulos, Edward A Levine, Charles A Staley, George A Poultsides, Shishir K Maithel
Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in pancreatic, gastric, and liver cancer. The effect of transfusion in adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) has not been studied. Patients with available transfusion data undergoing curative-intent resection of ACC from 1993 to 2014 at 13 institutions comprising the United States Adrenocortical Carcinoma Group were included. Factors associated with blood transfusion were determined. Primary and secondary end points were recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS), respectively...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737576/hereditary-leiomyomatosis-and-renal-cell-carcinoma-syndrome-combined-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#20
Xiuyu Guo, Haojun Chen, Hao Fu, Hua Wu
Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC) syndrome is a recognized distinct phenotypic variant of multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis. The present case reports an extremely rare case of HLRCC syndrome combined with adrenocortical carcinoma. The case suggests that HLRCC should be considered in any young patient with bulky uterine leiomyomas and renal cell cancer, and F-FDG PET/CT can help detect unexpected additional primary malignancy in a patient with known cancer.
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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