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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340610/preclinical-18f-tetrafluoroborate-pet-ct-imaging-of-pituitary-gland-hyperplasia
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Marcin Balcerzyk, Laura Fernandez-Maza, Juan Jose Mínguez, Manuel De-Miguel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337446/-endocrinopathies-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#2
Jaafar Jaafar, Maria Mavromati, Jacques Philippe
Immune checkpoint Inhibitors are new immunomodulatory treatments that have proven their anti-tumor efficacy in several advanced cancers. Nevertheless, their use has paved the way for multiple immunological adverse effects that affect many systems and organs including endocrine glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal and pancreas. Hypophysitis is the most common complication of anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibodies, while anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies cause more thyroid complications. Adrenal insufficiency and type 1 diabetes are relatively less common...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330195/dicer1-gene-mutations-in-endocrine-tumors
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Michael Solarski, Fabio Rotondo, William Foulkes, John R Priest, Luis V Syro, Henriett Butz, Michael Cusimano, Kalman Kovacs
In this review, the importance of the DICER1 gene in the function of endocrine cells is discussed. There is conclusive evidence that DICER1 mutations play a crucial role in the development, progression, cell proliferation, therapeutic responsiveness and behavior of several endocrine tumors. We review the literature of DICER1 gene mutations in thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, pineal gland, endocrine pancreas, paragangliomas, medullary, adrenocortical, ovarian, and testicular tumors. Although significant progress has been made during the last few years, much more work is needed to fully understand the significance of DICER1 mutations...
January 12, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323764/integrative-neuro-humoral-regulation-of-oxytocin-neuron-activity-in-pregnancy-and-lactation
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REVIEW
Rachael A Augustine, Alexander J Seymour, Rebecca E Campbell, David R Grattan, Colin H Brown
Oxytocin is required for normal birth and lactation. Oxytocin is synthesised by hypothalamic supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei neurons and is released into the circulation from the posterior pituitary gland. Under basal conditions, circulating oxytocin levels are relatively constant but during birth and lactation, pulsatile oxytocin release triggers rhythmic contraction of the uterus during birth and milk ejection during suckling. Oxytocin levels are principally determined by the pattern of action potential firing that is, in turn, determined by the interplay between the intrinsic properties of the oxytocin neurons, regulation of their excitability by surrounding glia as well as by synaptic drive from their afferent inputs...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322554/transcription-factor-foxc1-is-involved-in-anterior-part-of-cranial-base-formation
#5
Nandar Mya, Toshiko Furutera, Shigeru Okuhara, Tsutomu Kume, Masaki Takechi, Sachiko Iseki
The cranial base is a structure mainly formed through endochondral ossification, and integrated into the craniofacial complex acting as an underlying platform for developing brain. Foxc1 is an indispensable regulator during intramembranous and endochondral ossification. In this study, we found that the spontaneous loss of Foxc1 function mouse (congenital hydrocephalous), Foxc1ch/ch , showed the anterior cranial base defects including unossified presphenoid and lack of middle part of the basisphenoid bone. Consistently, hypoplastic presphenoid primordial cartilage (basal portion of the trabecular cartilage) and lack of the middle part of basisphenoid primordial cartilage (the hypophyseal cartilage) were observed at earlier developmental stage...
January 11, 2018: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320328/twenty-five-diagnoses-on-midline-images-of-the-brain-from-fetus-to-child-to-adult
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Asim F Choudhri, Harris L Cohen, Adeel Siddiqui, Vijay Pande, Ari M Blitz
Midsagittal images of the brain provide a wealth of anatomic information and may show abnormalities that are pathognomonic for particular diagnoses. Using an anatomy-based approach, the authors identify pertinent anatomic structures to serve as a checklist when evaluating these structures. Subregions evaluated include the corpus callosum, pituitary gland and sellar region, pineal gland and pineal region, brainstem, and cerebellum. The authors present 25 conditions with characteristic identifiable abnormalities at midsagittal imaging...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315936/biosynthesis-of-bioactive-diterpenoids-in-the-medicinal-plant-vitex-agnus-castus
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Allison Maree Heskes, Tamil C M Sundram, Berin Alain Boughton, Niels Bjerg Jensen, Nikolaj Lervad Hansen, Christoph Crocoll, Federico Cozzi, Simon Rasmussen, Britta Hamberger, Björn Hamberger, Dan Staerk, Birger Lindberg Møller, Irini Pateraki
Vitex agnus-castus L. (Lamiaceae) is a medicinal plant historically used throughout the Mediterranean region to treat menstrual cycle disorders and is still used today as a clinically effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome. The pharmaceutical activity of the plant extract is linked to its ability to lower prolactin levels. This feature has been attributed to the presence of dopaminergic diterpenoids that can bind to dopamine receptors in the pituitary gland. Phytochemical analyses of V. agnus-castus show that it contains an enormous array of structurally related diterpenoids and, as such holds potential as a rich source of new dopaminergic drugs...
January 8, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313284/endocrinological-aspects-of-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
F S Mirza, P Luthra, L Chirch
PURPOSE: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are living longer with effective antiretroviral therapies and are enjoying near normal life span. Therefore, they are encountering endocrine issues faced by the general population along with those specific to HIV infection. The purpose of this article is to review the common endocrine aspects of HIV infection, and the early detection and management strategies for these complications. METHODS: Recent literature on HIV and endocrine disease was reviewed...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311738/the-way-to-the-liver-is-through-the-pituitary-gland
#9
Ashraf A Ashhab, Jeffrey Albrecht, Jose D Debes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310723/iatrogenic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-amyloid-%C3%AE-pathology-an-international-study
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Ignazio Cali, Mark L Cohen, Stéphane Haїk, Piero Parchi, Giorgio Giaccone, Steven J Collins, Diane Kofskey, Han Wang, Catriona A McLean, Jean-Philippe Brandel, Nicolas Privat, Véronique Sazdovitch, Charles Duyckaerts, Tetsuyuki Kitamoto, Ermias D Belay, Ryan A Maddox, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Maurizio Pocchiari, Ellen Leschek, Brian S Appleby, Jiri G Safar, Lawrence B Schonberger, Pierluigi Gambetti
The presence of pathology related to the deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) has been recently reported in iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (iCJD) acquired from inoculation of growth hormone (GH) extracted from human cadaveric pituitary gland or use of cadaveric dura mater (DM) grafts.To investigate this phenomenon further, a cohort of 27 iCJD cases - 21 with adequate number of histopathological sections - originating from Australia, France, Italy, and the Unites States, were examined by immunohistochemistry, amyloid staining, and Western blot analysis of the scrapie prion protein (PrPSc), and compared with age-group matched cases of sporadic CJD (sCJD), Alzheimer disease (AD) or free of neurodegenerative diseases (non-ND)...
January 8, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307020/gross-total-resection-of-pituitary-adenomas-after-endoscopic-vs-microscopic-transsphenoidal-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Reem D Almutairi, Ivo S Muskens, David J Cote, Mark D Dijkman, Vasileios K Kavouridis, Erin Crocker, Kholoud Ghazawi, Marike L D Broekman, Timothy R Smith, Rania A Mekary, Hasan A Zaidi
BACKGROUND: Microscopic transsphenoidal surgery (mTSS) is a well-established method to address adenomas of the pituitary gland. Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (eTSS) has become a viable alternative, however. Advocates suggest that the greater illumination, panoramic visualization, and angled endoscopic views afforded by eTSS may allow for higher rates of gross total tumor resection (GTR). The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the rate of GTR using mTSS and eTSS. METHODS: A meta-analysis of the literature was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases through July 2017 in accordance with PRISMA guidelines...
January 6, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306856/mycophenolate-mofetil-treatment-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-lymphocytic-hypophysitis
#12
Hiroshi Sawachika, Shoko Kodama, Tomoyuki Mukai, Yoshitaka Morita
Lymphocytic hypophysitis (LHP) is a relatively rare disease characterised by lymphocytic infiltration of the pituitary gland, resulting in pituitary dysfunction. LHP is generally responsive to corticosteroid therapy, but cases with recurrence require clinicians to select second-line therapy. We report here the case of a 58-year-old patient with LHP who developed panhypopituitarism and bitemporal hemianopia. He responded to prednisolone 40 mg/day but relapsed during tapering. The prednisolone dose was increased again and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) was added...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288708/pattern-of-aromatase-mrna-expression-in-the-brain-of-a-weakly-electric-fish-apteronotus-leptorhynchus
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Katherine Shaw, Rüdiger Krahe
Aromatase is a steroidogenic enzyme involved in the conversion of testosterone into estradiol. Teleosts are unique among vertebrates in possessing two distinct aromatase genes that show different expression patterns within the body. Since the brain is the essential organ underlying the control of behavior, an understanding of the expression pattern of aromatase in the brain can help to identify neural circuits and behaviors that are most likely to be affected by aromatase activity. In addition, identifying species differences in aromatase expression in the brain can further our understanding of divergence in behaviors regulated by local estradiol production and estrogen signaling...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286362/dissection-and-coronal-slice-preparation-of-developing-mouse-pituitary-gland
#14
Dongmei Cao, Xianhua Ma, Weiping J Zhang, Zhifang Xie
The pituitary gland or hypophysis is an important endocrine organ secreting hormones essential for homeostasis. It consists of two glands with separate embryonic origins and functions - the neurohypophysis and the adenohypophysis. The developing mouse pituitary gland is tiny and delicate with an elongated oval shape. A coronal section is preferred to display both the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis in a single slice of the mouse pituitary. The goal of this protocol is to achieve proper pituitary coronal sections with well-preserved tissue architectures from developing mice...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283676/the-effect-of-solithromycin-a-cationic-amphiphilic-drug-on-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-human-meibomian-gland-epithelial-cells
#15
Yang Liu, Wendy R Kam, Prabhavathi Fernandes, David A Sullivan
PURPOSE: We previously discovered that azithromycin (AZM) acts directly on immortalized human meibomian gland epithelial cells (IHMGECs) to stimulate their lipid and lysosome accumulation and overall differentiation. We hypothesize that this phospholipidosis-like effect is due to AZM's cationic amphiphilic drug (CAD) nature. If our hypothesis is correct, then other CADs (e.g., solithromycin [SOL]) should be able to duplicate AZM's action on IHMGECs. Our purpose was to test this hypothesis...
December 28, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283520/sensitivity-of-t-lymphocytes-to-hormones-of-the-anterior-pituitary-gland
#16
N V Tishevskaya, N M Gevorkyan, N I Kozlova
The review provides information about the features of the sensitivity of thymocytes, lymphoid organs' cells and T-lymphocytes of peripheral blood to the hormones secreted by anterior pituitary gland's cells: growth hormone, thyrotropin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, prolactin and β-endorphin. Some aspects of the T-lymphocytes's response to humoral signals from the hypophysis are shown in the article. Also the pituitary hormones' role in the regulation of proliferation, differentiation, and cytokine production of T-lymphocytes in normal and pathological conditions of the organism being discussed...
January 2017: Uspekhi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281094/impaired-processing-of-prohormones-in-secretogranin-iii-null-mice-causes-maladaptation-to-an-inadequate-diet-and-stress
#17
Maeda Yoshinori, Saki Kudo, Ken Tsushima, Eri Sato, Chisato Kubota, Aika Kayamori, Hiroki Bochimoto, Daisuke Kouga, Seiji Torii, Hiroshi Gomi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Masahiro Hosaka
Secretogranin III (SgIII), a member of the granin family, binds both to another granin, chromogranin A (CgA), and to a cholesterol-rich membrane that is destined for secretory granules (SGs). The knockdown of SgIII in ACTH-producing AtT-20 cells largely impairs the regulated secretion of CgA and ACTH. To clarify the physiological roles of SgIII in vivo, we analyzed hormone secretion and SG biogenesis in newly established SgIII-knockout (KO) mice. Although the SgIII-KO mice were viable and fertile and exhibited no overt abnormalities under ordinary rearing conditions, a high-fat/high-sucrose diet caused pronounced obesity in the mice...
December 21, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280742/the-rationale-for-growth-hormone-therapy-in-children-with-short-stature
#18
Annalisa Deodati, Stefano Cianfarani
Growth hormone (GH) was first isolated from cadaver pituitary glands, requiring laborious and expensive collection of glands, followed by extraction and purification of the hormone. This limited supply restricted its use to children with severe GH deficiency who were treated with low dosages and suboptimal schedules. The development of recombinant DNA-derived GH, allowed the production of virtually unlimited amounts of GH, leading to the approval for therapy for a large number of childhood conditions characterized by non-GH deficient short stature...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280026/management-of-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-surgery
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REVIEW
David L Penn, William T Burke, Edward R Laws
Non-functional pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are benign tumors of the pituitary gland that do not over-secrete hormonal products, therefore, they are generally detected through symptoms of mass effect, including headache, vision loss, or hypopituitarism. There are multiple pathological subtypes of NFPAs, such as null cell adenomas, silent gonadotrophs, silent somatotrophs, silent corticotrophs, and silent subtype 3, all of which can be classified based on immunohistochemical studies and electron microscopy. Despite these numerous pathological subtypes, surgical resection remains the first-line treatment for NFPAs...
December 26, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279457/broad-clinical-spectrum-and-diverse-outcomes-of-prolactinoma-with-pediatric-onset-medication-resistant-and-recurrent-cases
#20
Yoo-Mi Kim, Go Hun Seo, Yoon-Myung Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that rarely occurs in children and adolescents; thus, the clinical spectrum and long-term prognosis in these patients remain unknown. This study was performed to investigate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment and the prognostic factors for remission and relapse in children and adolescents with prolactinoma. Three male subjects and four female subjects between the ages of 7- and 17-years-old were included in this study. The mean initial serum prolactin level was 443 ± 251...
December 27, 2017: Endocrine Journal
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