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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714388/the-prospective-role-of-micrornas-in-depression
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Zhiying Hu, Yuting Jiang, Xue Huo, Yang Yang, Henry Davies, Benson O A Botchway, Marong Fang
Depression is a debilitating disease that is affecting a growing number of patients both physically and mentally. In addition to the mood changes, depression causes cognitive impairment, including learning and memory dysfunction. Although depression studies have been going on for decades, the underlying mechanism still remains unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a type of small non-coding RNAs, predominantly control the expression of their target mRNAs to exert their functions. Some evidence has revealed the importance of miRNAs in the mechanism of depression though the studies are still in their infancy...
July 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694701/high-levels-of-nesfatin-1-in-relation-to-the-dysfunction-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-and-hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid-axes-in-depressed-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Ya-Yun Xu, Jun Liang, Yin Cao, Feng Shan, Yang Liu, Qing-Rong Xia
Despite the increasing amount of evidence suggesting a relationship between depression and subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), the exact mechanism underlying this relationship remains unclear. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the roles of plasma Nesfatin-1 levels and dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axes in the comorbidity of depression and SCH. Dysfunctions of the HPA and HPT axes were detected by measuring plasma corticosterone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations, respectively...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694433/antidepressant-effect-of-taurine-in-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-depressive-rats
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Gao-Feng Wu, Shuang Ren, Ri-Yi Tang, Chang Xu, Jia-Qi Zhou, Shu-Mei Lin, Ying Feng, Qun-Hui Yang, Jian-Min Hu, Jian-Cheng Yang
Depression, a psychiatric and dysthymic disorder, severely affects the learning, work and life quality. The main pathogenesis of depression is associated with central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Taurine has been demonstrated to exert protective effects on the brain development and can improve learning ability and memory. Our study investigated the antidepressant-like effects of taurine pre-treatment by examining the changes in depression-like behavior, hormones, neurotransmitters, inflammatory factors and neurotrophic factors in the hippocampus of a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depressive rat model...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686326/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-genes-related-to-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-as-risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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REVIEW
Carolina M Carvalho, Bruno M Coimbra, Vanessa K Ota, Marcelo F Mello, Sintia I Belangero
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychiatric disorder. The etiology of PTSD is multifactorial, depending on many environmental and genetic risk factors, and the exposure to life or physical integrity-threatening events. Several studies have shown significant correlations of many neurobiological findings with PTSD. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction is strongly correlated with this disorder. One hypothesis is that HPA axis dysfunction may precede the traumatic event, suggesting that genes expressed in the HPA axis may be involved in the development of PTSD...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669898/relevance-of-tissue-specific-subunit-expression-in-channelopathies
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REVIEW
Hartwig Seitter, Alexandra Koschak
Channelopathies are a diverse group of human disorders that are caused by mutations in genes coding for ion channels or channel-regulating proteins. Several dozen channelopathies have been identified that involve both non-excitable cells as well as electrically active tissues like brain, skeletal and smooth muscle or the heart. In this review, we start out from the general question which ion channel genes are expressed tissue-selectively. We mined the human gene expression database Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for tissue-enriched ion channel genes and found 85 genes belonging to the ion channel families...
June 29, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666938/death-of-adrenocortical-cells-during-murine-acute-t-cruzi-infection-is-not-associated-with-tnf-r1-signaling-but-mostly-with-the-type-ii-pathway-of-fas-mediated-apoptosis
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Ana R Pérez, Flavia Lambertucci, Florencia B González, Eduardo A Roggero, Oscar A Bottasso, Juliana de Meis, Maria T Ronco, Silvina R Villar
Earlier studies from our laboratory demonstrated that acute experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infection promotes an intense inflammation along with a sepsis-like dysregulated adrenal response characterized by normal levels of ACTH with raised glucocorticoid secretion. Inflammation was also known to result in adrenal cell apoptosis, which in turn may influence HPA axis uncoupling. To explore factors and pathways which may be involved in the apoptosis of adrenal cells, together with its impact on the functionality of the gland, we carried out a series of studies in mice lacking death receptors, such as TNF-R1 (C57BL/6-(Tnfrsf1a tm1Imx) or TNF-R1(-/-)) or Fas ligand (C57BL/6 Fas-deficient lpr mice), undergoing acute T...
June 27, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639383/longitudinal-associations-between-low-morning-cortisol-in-infancy-and-anger-dysregulation-in-early-childhood-in-a-cps-referred-sample
#7
Allison Frost, Caitlin Jelinek, Kristin Bernard, Teresa Lind, Mary Dozier
Children who experience early adversity are at increased risk for developing psychopathology, and dysfunction of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is a possible mechanism conferring this risk. This study sought to characterize the association between morning cortisol during different developmental periods and deficits in children's emotion regulation, a core feature of many psychological disorders. Morning cortisol was collected at two time points (i.e., during infancy, M = 13.0 months old, and during early childhood, M = 36...
June 21, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623763/saturated-high-fat-feeding-independent-of-obesity-alters-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-function-but-not-anxiety-like-behaviour
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Cecile Hryhorczuk, Léa Décarie-Spain, Sandeep Sharma, Caroline Daneault, Christine Des Rosiers, Thierry Alquier, Stephanie Fulton
Overconsumption of dietary fat can elicit impairments in emotional processes and the response to stress. While excess dietary lipids have been shown to alter hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function and promote anxiety-like behaviour, it is not known if such changes rely on elevated body weight and if these effects are specific to the type of dietary fat. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a saturated and a monounsaturated high-fat diet (HFD) on HPA axis function and anxiety-like behaviour in rats...
June 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618657/antidepressive-effects-of-ginsenoside-rg1-via-regulation-of-hpa-and-hpg-axis
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Zheng Mou, Qian Huang, Shi-Feng Chu, Mei-Jin Zhang, Jin-Feng Hu, Nai-Hong Chen, Jun-Tian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity is a well-established pathological feature of major depression, accompanied by the persistent increase of glucocorticoid level and the dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) is one of the most active ingredients of Panax ginseng, which has various biological activity. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antidepressive effects of Rg1 and elucidate its impact on neuroendocrine system...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584278/environmental-novelty-exacerbates-stress-hormones-and-a%C3%AE-pathology-in-an-alzheimer-s-model
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Kimberley E Stuart, Anna E King, Carmen M Fernandez-Martos, Mathew J Summers, James C Vickers
Cognitive stimulation has been proposed as a non-pharmacological intervention to be used in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention approaches for Alzheimer's disease. A common familial Alzheimer's disease transgenic model showed heightened levels of the stress hormone, corticosterone. When exposed to periodic enhanced cognitive stimulation, these animals demonstrated further heightened levels of corticosterone as well as increased Aβ pathology. Hence, Alzheimer's disease may be associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, causing stimulatory environments to become stress-inducing, leading to a glucocorticoid-pathology cycle contributing to further Aβ release and plaque formation...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571820/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-a-disorder-of-the-hpa-axis-and-sympathetic-nervous-system
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John R Richards
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a variant of cyclic vomiting syndrome, is an enigmatic and challenging clinical disorder. As cannabis legalization, use, and potency has increased worldwide over the past decade, so has the prevalence of CHS. These patients often require acute care and inpatient treatment for refractory emesis, electrolyte derangement, dehydration, acute renal failure, and injury to the upper gastrointestinal tract. Routinely-prescribed antiemetics are frequently associated with treatment failure in CHS, necessitating use of sedating agents such as benzodiazepines and antipsychotics...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558878/the-neurobiology-of-depression-an-integrated-view
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REVIEW
Jason Dean, Matcheri Keshavan
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common and debilitating mental disorders; however, its etiology remains unclear. This paper aims to summarize the major neurobiological underpinnings of depression, synthesizing the findings into a comprehensive integrated view. A literature review was conducted using Pubmed. Search terms included "depression" or "MDD" AND "biology", "neurobiology", "inflammation", "neurogenesis", "monoamine", and "stress". Articles from 1995 to 2016 were reviewed with a focus on the connection between different biological and psychological models...
June 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555095/nutritional-ketosis-affects-metabolism-and-behavior-in-sprague-dawley-rats-in-both-control-and-chronic-stress-environments
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Milene L Brownlow, Seung H Jung, Raquel J Moore, Naomi Bechmann, Ryan Jankord
Nutritional ketosis may enhance cerebral energy metabolism and has received increased interest as a way to improve or preserve performance and resilience. Most studies to date have focused on metabolic or neurological disorders while anecdotal evidence suggests that ketosis may enhance performance in the absence of underlying dysfunction. Moreover, decreased availability of glucose in the brain following stressful events is associated with impaired cognition, suggesting the need for more efficient energy sources...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552719/regulation-of-longevity-by-fgf21-interaction-between-energy-metabolism-and-stress-responses
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REVIEW
Antero Salminen, Kai Kaarniranta, Anu Kauppinen
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a hormone-like member of FGF family which controls metabolic multiorgan crosstalk enhancing energy expenditure through glucose and lipid metabolism. In addition, FGF21 acts as a stress hormone induced by endoplasmic reticulum stress and dysfunctions of mitochondria and autophagy in several tissues. FGF21 also controls stress responses and metabolism by modulating the functions of somatotropic axis and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) pathway. FGF21 is a potent longevity factor coordinating interactions between energy metabolism and stress responses...
August 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508370/a-proteomic-evaluation-of-sympathetic-activity-biomarkers-of-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-by-western-blotting-technique-following-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Hale Zerrin Toklu, Yasemin Sakarya, Nihal Tümer
Endocrine disorders and autonomic dysfunction are common paradigms following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Alterations in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis following TBI may result in impaired vasopressor response, energy imbalance, fatigue, depression, or neurological disorders. Autonomic dysfunction is a common disorder following TBI. The sympathetic activity markers on HPA axis can be measured by Western blot protein analysis. Tyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine beta hydroxylase are the key enzymes for the synthesis of norepinephrine; and neuropeptide Y (NPY) is the peptide that is co-stored and co-released with norepinephrine...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482208/pre-treatment-cortisol-awakening-response-predicts-symptom-reduction-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-treatment
#16
A E Rapcencu, R Gorter, M Kennis, S J H van Rooij, E Geuze
Dysfunction of the HPA-axis has frequently been found in the aftermath of trauma exposure with or without PTSD. Decreasing HPA-axis reactivity to different stress cues has been reported during PTSD treatment. The cortisol awakening response (CARi) is a well-validated, standardized measure of HPA-axis reactivity which can be easily acquired in the clinical setting. Whether CARi changes over time in traumatized individuals are specific to PTSD treatment is unknown. Furthermore, a possible role for the baseline CARi in predicting symptom reduction after treatment in PTSD has not been examined before...
April 27, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465168/nitric-oxide-pathway-genes-nos1ap-and-nos1-are-involved-in-ptsd-severity-depression-anxiety-stress-and-resilience
#17
Dagmar Bruenig, Charles P Morris, Divya Mehta, Wendy Harvey, Bruce Lawford, Ross McD Young, Joanne Voisey
The nitric oxide pathway in the hippocampus is involved in the biological stress response with detrimental consequences to cells and HPA axis feedback. Hippocampal atrophy and HPA axis feedback dysfunction are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study systematically investigates two genes of the nitric oxide pathway NOS1AP and NOS1 for a potential involvement in PTSD, comorbidities and resilience. A cohort of age and gender matched Vietnam veterans including trauma-exposed cases and controls was recruited and comprehensively assessed (n=299)...
August 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435085/adolescent-changes-in-hindbrain-noradrenergic-a2-neurons-in-male-rats
#18
Laurie Pham, Madelyn R Baker, Ziasmin Shahanoor, Russell D Romeo
During adolescence, the increased susceptibility to stress-related dysfunctions (e.g., anxiety, drug use, obesity) may be influenced by changes in the hormonal stress response mediated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. We have previously reported that restraint stress leads to significantly prolonged HPA responses in pre-adolescent compared to adult rats. Further, pre-adolescent animals exposed to restraint show greater levels of neural activation than adults in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN), a key nucleus integrating information from brain regions that coordinate HPA responses...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421200/detection-of-urine-metabolites-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-before-and-after-exercise
#19
Changzhuan Shao, Yiming Ren, Zinan Wang, Chenzhe Kang, Hongke Jiang, Aiping Chi
Purpose. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the metabolic mechanisms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) via an analysis of urine metabolites prior to and following exercise in a rat model. Methods. A rat model of CFS was established using restraint-stress, forced exercise, and crowded and noisy environments over a period of 4 weeks. Behavioral experiments were conducted in order to evaluate the model. Urine metabolites were analyzed via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in combination with multivariate statistical analysis before and after exercise...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388873/changes-in-the-dna-methylation-and-hydroxymethylation-status-of-the-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-gene-promoter-in-thyrocytes-from-autoimmune-thyroiditis-patients
#20
Tingting Liu, Jie Sun, Zhaojun Wang, Wenqing Yang, Hao Zhang, Chenling Fan, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng
BACKGROUND: The intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM1) gene is not expressed in normal thyroid tissue but was shown to be expressed in the thyroid tissue of autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) patients. METHODS: This study aimed to explore whether the DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation status of the ICAM1 promoter are aberrantly altered in the thyroid cells of AIT patients and whether this change is associated with dysfunctional expression of ICAM1. A total of 35 AIT patients and 35 sex- and age-matched controls were studied...
June 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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