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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549664/role-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-mediated-mechanisms-in-cocaine-memory-enhancement
#1
S J Stringfield, J A Higginbotham, R Wang, A L Berger, R J McLaughlin, R A Fuchs
The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a critical site for the reconsolidation of labile contextual cocaine memories following retrieval-induced reactivation/destabilization. Here, we examined whether glucocorticoid receptors (GR), which are abundant in the BLA, mediate this phenomenon. Rats were trained to lever press for cocaine reinforcement in a distinct environmental context, followed by extinction training in a different context. Rats were then briefly exposed to the cocaine-paired context (to elicit memory reactivation and reconsolidation) or their home cages (no reactivation control)...
May 23, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537917/microrna-210-suppresses-glucocorticoid-receptor-expression-in-response-to-hypoxia-in-fetal-rat-cardiomyocytes
#2
Shannalee R Martinez, Qingyi Ma, Chiranjib Dasgupta, Xianmei Meng, Lubo Zhang
Hypoxia is a common intrauterine stressor, often resulting in intrauterine growth restriction and increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. The aim of this work was to test the hypothesis that microRNA-210 (miR-210) mediates the detrimental suppression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in response to hypoxia in fetal rat cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocytes isolated from gestational day 21 Sprague Dawley fetal rats showed increased miR-210 levels and reduced GR abundance after exposure to ex vivo hypoxia (1% O2)...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535268/evaluation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-as-a-biomarker-of-treatment-response-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#3
Cristhian A Urzua, Julia Guerrero, Hector Gatica, Victor Velasquez, Annelise Goecke
Purpose: This study is aimed to investigate the role of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) isoforms in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) as biomarkers of glucocorticoid (GC) resistance and to validate a set of clinical predictive factors in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study that included a total of 21 patients with VKH. A complete ophthalmologic evaluation was carried out at baseline that recorded the presence of any clinical predictive factors (visual acuity ≤ 20/200, tinnitus, chronic disease, and fundus depigmentation)...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530121/glucocorticoids-retain-bi-potent-fibroblast-progenitors-during-alveolar-septation-in-mice
#4
Stephen E McGowan, Diann M McCoy
Glucocorticoids have been widely used and exert pleiotropic effects on alveolar structure and function, but do not improve the long-term clinical outcomes for patients with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, emphysema, or interstitial lung diseases. Treatments which foster alveolar regeneration could substantially improve the long-term outcomes for such patients. One approach to alveolar regeneration is to stimulate and guide intrinsic alveolar progenitors along developmental pathways used during secondary septation...
May 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528695/protein-phosphatase-5-promotes-hepatocarcinogenesis-through-interaction-with-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#5
Yao-Li Chen, Man-Hsin Hung, Pei-Yi Chu, Tzu-I Chao, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Li-Ju Chen, Yung-Jen Hsiao, Chih-Ting Shih, Feng-Shu Hsieh, Kuen-Feng Chen
The serine-threonine protein phosphatase family members are known as critical regulators of various cellular functions, such as survival and transformation. Growing evidence suggests that pharmacological manipulation of phosphatase activity exhibits therapeutic benefits. Ser/Thr protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) is known to participate in glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and stress-induced signaling cascades that regulate cell growth and apoptosis, and has been shown to be overexpressed in various human malignant diseases...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527915/methylparaben-and-butylparaben-alter-multipotent-mesenchymal-stem-cell-fates-towards-adipocyte-lineage
#6
Pan Hu, Haley Overby, Emily Heal, Shu Wang, Jiangang Chen, Chwan-Li Shen, Ling Zhao
Paraben esters and their salts are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and foods. We previously reported that parabens promoted adipocyte differentiation in vitro and increased adiposity but suppressed serum marker of bone formation in vivo. Here, we investigated the effects of parabens (methylparaben and butylparaben) on modulating cell fate of multipotent stem cell line C3H10T1/2. Both parabens modulated adipogenic, osteogenic, and chondrogenic differentiation of C3H10T1/2 cells in vitro...
May 17, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527108/increased-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-transcripts-i-and-vi-camp-response-element-binding-and-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-the-cortex-of-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#7
G A Martínez-Levy, L Rocha, F Rodríguez-Pineda, M A Alonso-Vanegas, A Nani, R M Buentello-García, M Briones-Velasco, D San-Juan, J Cienfuegos, C S Cruz-Fuentes
A body of evidence supports a relevant role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Magnetic resonance data reveal that the cerebral atrophy extends to regions that are functionally and anatomically connected with the hippocampus, especially the temporal cortex. We previously reported an increased expression of BDNF messenger for the exon VI in the hippocampus of temporal lobe epilepsy patients compared to an autopsy control group. Altered levels of this particular transcript were also associated with pre-surgical use of certain psychotropic...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523794/mineralocorticoid-receptor-associates-with-pro-inflammatory-bias-in-hippocampus-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#8
María Elvira Brocca, Luciana Pietranera, Maria Meyer, Analia Lima, Paulina Roig, E Ronald de Kloet, Alejandro F De Nicola
Damage observed in the hippocampus of the adult spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) resembles the neuropathology of mineralocorticoid-induced hypertension, supporting a similar endocrine dysfunction in both entities. In this study we have tested the hypothesis that increased expression of the hippocampal mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in SHR animals is associated with a prevalent expression of pro-inflammatory over anti-inflammatory factors. For this purpose we measured in hippocampus mRNA expression and immunoreactivity of the MR and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) using qPCR and histochemistry...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523546/histone-modifications-in-major-depressive-disorder-and-related-rodent-models
#9
Jan M Deussing, Mira Jakovcevski
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a multifactorial disease, weakly linked to multiple genetic risk factors. In contrast to that, environmental factors and "gene × environment" interaction between specific risk genes and environmental factors, such as severe or early stress exposure, have been strongly linked to MDD vulnerability. Stressors can act on the interface between an organism and the environment, the epigenome. The molecular foundation for the impact of stressors on the risk to develop MDD is based on the hormonal stress response itself: the glucocorticoid receptor (GR, encoded by NR3C1)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523344/role-of-g3bp1-in-glucocorticoid-receptor-mediated-microrna-15b-and-microrna-23a-biogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
#10
Hoi-Hin Kwok, Po-Ying Poon, Kylie Hin-Man Mak, Lin-Yao Zhang, Pei Liu, Huoming Zhang, Nai-Ki Mak, Patrick Ying-Kit Yue, Ricky Ngok-Shun Wong
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of non-coding RNAs that play crucial roles in regulating various normal cellular responses. Recent studies revealed that the canonical miRNA biogenesis pathway is subject to sophisticated regulation. Hormonal control of miRNA biogenesis by androgen and estrogen has been demonstrated, but the direct effects of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) on miRNA biogenesis are unknown. This study revealed the role of GR in miRNA maturation. We showed that two GR agonists, dexamethasone and ginsenoside-Rg1 rapidly suppressed the expression of mature miR-15b, miR-23a, and miR-214 in human endothelial cells...
May 18, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523069/crosstalk-between-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#11
Hong Lan Jin, Yujin Choi, Kwang Won Jeong
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is known to mediate the cellular reaction involved in processing environmental contaminants and, ultimately, preventing accumulation of unfavorable extra lipids and proteins. Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) mediates the expression of genes associated with anti-inflammatory properties. Because AHR and GR are closely related in lipid metabolic dysregulation and inflammation, we speculate that AHR and GR may play a crucial role in AMD pathogenesis and focus on their crosstalk in human retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE-19)...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521279/chronic-stress-impairs-the-local-immune-response-during-cutaneous-repair-in-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-l
#12
Ana Patrícia Mateus, Liliana Anjos, João R Cardoso, Deborah M Power
Scale removal in fish triggers a damage-repair program to re-establish the lost epidermis and scale and an associated local immune response. In mammals, chronic stress is known to delay wound healing and to modulate the cutaneous stress axis, but this is unstudied in teleost fish the most successful extant vertebrates. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that chronic stress impairs cutaneous repair in teleost fish as a consequence of suppression of the immune response. The hypothesis was tested by removing the scales and damaging the skin on one side of the body of fish previously exposed for 4 weeks to a chronic crowding stress and then evaluating cutaneous repair for 1 week...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515473/placental-o-glcnac-transferase-expression-and-interactions-with-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-are-sex-specific-and-regulated-by-maternal-corticosterone-exposure-in-mice
#13
Marie Pantaleon, Sarah E Steane, Kathryn McMahon, James S M Cuffe, Karen M Moritz
Maternal stress programs offspring disease in a sexually dimorphic manner with males often more adversely affected. Previous studies of maternal glucocorticoid exposure suggest male vulnerability may derive from placental alterations. The hexosamine signalling pathway and O-linked glycosylation (O-GlcNAcylation) are part of an essential adaptive survival response in healthy cells. The key enzyme involved is O-linked-N-acetylglucosamine transferase (OGT), a gene recently identified as a sex-specific placental biomarker of maternal stress...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515280/airway-epithelial-cells-are-crucial-targets-of-glucocorticoids-in-a-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma
#14
Carina Klaßen, Anna Karabinskaya, Lien Dejager, Sabine Vettorazzi, Justine Van Moorleghem, Fred Lühder, Sebastiaan H Meijsing, Jan P Tuckermann, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Claude Libert, Holger M Reichardt
Although glucocorticoids (GCs) are a mainstay in the clinical management of asthma, the target cells that mediate their therapeutic effects are unknown. Contrary to our expectation, we found that GC receptor (GR) expression in immune cells was dispensable for successful therapy of allergic airway inflammation (AAI) with dexamethasone. Instead, GC treatment was compromised in mice expressing a defective GR in the nonhematopoietic compartment or selectively lacking the GR in airway epithelial cells. Further, we found that an intact GR dimerization interface was a prerequisite for the suppression of AAI and airway hyperresponsiveness by GCs...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506584/development-of-nonsteroidal-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulators-based-on-n-benzyl-n-4-phenoxyphenyl-benzenesulfonamide-scaffold
#15
Hiromasa Yoshioka, Ayumi Yamada, Yuko Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Yuichi Hashimoto, Shinya Fujii
N-Benzyl-N-(4-phenoxyphenyl)benzenesulfonamide derivatives were developed as a novel class of nonsteroidal glucocorticoid receptor (GR) modulators, which are promising drug candidates for treating immune-related disorders. Focusing on the similarity of the GR and progesterone receptor (PR) ligand-binding domain (LBD) structures, we adopted our recently developed PR antagonist 10 as a lead compound and synthesized a series of derivatives. We found that the N-(4-phenoxyphenyl)benzenesulfonamide skeleton serves as a versatile scaffold for GR antagonists...
April 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502880/maternal-care-modulates-the-febrile-response-to-lipopolysaccharide-through-differences-in-glucocorticoid-receptor-sensitivity-in-the-rat
#16
Carine Parent, Huy-Binh Nguyen, Xianglan Wen, Josie Diorio, Michael J Meaney, Tie Yuan Zhang
Early life adversity increases the risk for later infection. The febrile response is a potent mechanism to combat infection. We found that variations in maternal care influence the febrile response to 50 µg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge in adult male rats. Offspring from low-licking/grooming (LG) mothers had an increased febrile response compared to offspring from high-LG mothers challenged with LPS. Low-LG offspring had reduced plasma IL-6 at one and two hours post challenge compared to high-LG offspring...
May 10, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502879/genetic-deletion-of-p-glycoprotein-alters-stress-responsivity-and-increases-depression-like-behavior-social-withdrawal-and-microglial-activation-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-mice
#17
Natalia I Brzozowska, Kristie L Smith, Cilla Zhou, Peter M Waters, Ligia Menezes Cavalcante, Sarah V Abelev, Michael Kuligowski, David J Clarke, Stephanie M Todd, Jonathon C Arnold
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an ABC transporter expressed at the blood brain barrier and regulates the brain uptake of various xenobiotics and endogenous mediators including glucocorticoid hormones which are critically important to the stress response. Moreover, P-gp is expressed on microglia, the brain's immune cells, which are activated by stressors and have an emerging role in psychiatric disorders. We therefore hypothesised that germline P-gp deletion in mice might alter the behavioral and microglial response to stressors...
May 10, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502781/checks-and-balances-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-nf%C3%A4-b-in-good-times-and-bad
#18
REVIEW
Mandakh Bekhbat, Sydney A Rowson, Gretchen N Neigh
Mutual regulation and balance between the endocrine and immune systems facilitate an organism's stress response, and are impaired following chronic stress or prolonged immune activation. Concurrent alterations in stress physiology and immunity are increasingly recognized as contributing factors to several stress-linked neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Accumulating evidence suggests that impaired balance and crosstalk between the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NFκB) - effectors of the endocrine and immune axes, respectively - may play a key role in mediating the harmful effects of chronic stress on mood and behavior...
May 11, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501025/effects-of-unintentional-pcbs-in-pigments-and-chemical-products-on-transcriptional-activity-via-aryl-hydrocarbon-and-nuclear-hormone-receptors
#19
Shinji Takeuchi, Katsunori Anezaki, Hiroyuki Kojima
In recent years, some pigments and chemical products have been reported to contain polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners as unintentional byproducts, and these have also been detected in residential environments from indoor air and house dust. In this study, using in vitro reporter gene assays, we characterized the agonistic and antagonistic activities of a total of 25 PCB congeners contained in pigments (PCB-1 to -16, -20, -35, -40, -52, -56, -77, -101, -126, and -153) against five nuclear hormone receptors, (estrogen receptor (ER) α/β, glucocorticoid receptor (GR), androgen receptor (AR), thyroid hormone receptor (TR) α1) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495406/nuclear-receptor-function-through-genomics-lessons-from-the-glucocorticoid-receptor
#20
REVIEW
Daniel M Cohen, David J Steger
Unlocking the therapeutic potential of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) has motivated a search for small molecules that selectively modulate its ability to activate or repress gene transcription. Recently, breakthrough studies in the field of genomics have reinvigorated debate over longstanding transcriptional models explaining how GR controls tissue-specific gene expression. Here, we highlight these genomic studies with the dual goals of advancing understanding of nuclear receptor-mediated transcription and stimulating thought on the development of anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive ligands for GR that have reduced harmful effects on metabolism...
May 8, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
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