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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813693/thyrotoxicity-of-arsenate-and-arsenite-on-juvenile-mice-at-organism-subcellular-and-gene-levels-under-low-exposure
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Hong-Jie Sun, Shi-Wei Li, Chao Li, Wen-Qian Wang, Hong-Bo Li, Lena Q Ma
Arsenic contamination in drinking water is a worldwide issue, posing threat to human health. Arsenic is an endocrine system disruptor, however, limited information is available regarding its long-term effects on thyroid endocrine system at low exposure. In this study, we assessed the thyroid toxicity of arsenate (AsV) and arsenite (AsIII) at 10-100 μg L(-1) in juvenile mice after 8-week of exposure via drinking water. After 1-2 week, AsV and AsIII had little influence on thyroxine (T4) level (56.3-64.7 μg L(-1)) in mouse blood compared to control mice at 57...
August 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812531/prolactinoma-in-a-dog
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Cristina Cosio, Elena Sartori, Marcello Garatti, Lorenzo Luccardini, G C M Grinwis, Hans S Kooistra, Federico Fracassi
A 12-year-old male Yorkshire Terrier was presented because of decreased appetite. Physical examination revealed mammary gland swelling and galactorrhea. Contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scanning of the skull indicated an enlarged pituitary gland, compatible with a pituitary tumor. The serum prolactin concentration was markedly elevated. One week after the start of treatment with the dopamine agonist cabergoline, the serum prolactin concentration normalized and the galactorrhea resolved. Cabergoline was administered for approximately 4 months and then discontinued...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811197/seasonal-changes-in-plasma-testosterone-and-cortisol-suggest-an-androgen-mediated-regulation-of-the-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-the-tarabul-s-gerbil-gerbillus-tarabuli-thomas-1902
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Yamina Zatra, Naouel Aknoun-Sail, Arezki Kheddache, Abdelouafi Benmouloud, Salima Charallah, Elara N Moudilou, Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Farida Khammar, Zaina Amirat
In the desert gerbil Gerbillus tarabuli (Thomas, 1902), cortisol is the main glucocorticosteroid produced by the adrenal glands. Plasma cortisol concentrations show highest values when testosterone is reduced and lowest values during the breeding season which occurs from early winter to late spring. In order to specify the implication of testicular androgens in these corticosteroid seasonal variations we investigated the effects induced by gonadectomy performed during the breeding season on the pituitary adrenal axis...
August 12, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809124/measurement-of-the-normal-feline-pituitary-gland-in-brachycephalic-and-mesocephalic-cats
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Thomas Christian Häußler, Kerstin Heike von Pückler, Cetina Thiel, Sylke Enderlein, Klaus Failing, Nele Ondreka, Martin Kramer, Martin Jürgen Schmidt
Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine differences in normal feline pituitary dimensions in brachycephalic and mesocephalic cats as a basis for establishing cryohypophysectomy in cats. Methods Measurements were performed on sagittal T2-weighted and transverse post-gadolinium T1-weighted or T1 3D fast field echo-weighted MRI images. A total of 32 brachycephalic and 27 mesocephalic cats were examined. Inter-observer reproducibility was assessed by t-test and Bland-Altman analysis. Results The cats were 0...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801574/intestinal-transepithelial-permeability-of-oxytocin-into-the-blood-is-dependent-on-the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-mice
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Haruhiro Higashida, Kazumi Furuhara, Agnes-Mikiko Yamauchi, Kisaburo Deguchi, Ai Harashima, Seiichi Munesue, Olga Lopatina, Maria Gerasimenko, Alla B Salmina, Jia-Sheng Zhang, Hikari Kodama, Hironori Kuroda, Chiharu Tsuji, Satoshi Suto, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Yamamoto
Plasma oxytocin (OT) originates from secretion from the pituitary gland into the circulation and from absorption of OT in mother's milk into the blood via intestinal permeability. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the absorption of OT remains unclear. Here, we report that plasma OT concentrations increased within 10 min after oral delivery in postnatal day 1-7 mice. However, in Receptors for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) knockout mice after postnatal day 3, an identical OT increase was not observed...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800490/oxytocin-secretion-is-pulsatile-in-men-and-is-related-to-social-emotional-functioning
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Charumathi Baskaran, Franziska Plessow, Lisseth Silva, Elisa Asanza, Dean Marengi, Kamryn T Eddy, Patrick M Sluss, Michael L Johnson, Madhusmita Misra, Elizabeth A Lawson
The hypothalamic hormone oxytocin (OXT) plays an important role in a range of physiological processes and social-emotional functioning in both sexes. In women, physiological stimuli, such as suckling and parturition, result in pulsatile release of OXT into the peripheral circulation via the posterior pituitary gland. However, data regarding OXT secretory patterns in men during a state of rest are limited. Further, the relationship between secretory dynamics of OXT and emotional measures has never been evaluated...
July 24, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798943/a-fatal-case-of-erdheim-chester-disease-with-hepatic-involvement
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Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian, Alexandra Modiri, Marina Affi, Catherine E Hagen, Bjorn Batdorf, Kiyoko Oshima, Laura Michaelis, Kia Saeian
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare form of systemic histiocytosis, typically presenting with striking osseous involvement characterized by bilateral osteosclerosis and involvement of organs such as the lung, pituitary gland, heart, and brain. Liver involvement with ECD is extremely uncommon. We report a 56-year-old woman presenting with newly diagnosed cirrhosis and signs concerning for intra-abdominal malignancy, including omental caking and peritoneal thickening. Liver biopsy demonstrated xanthogranulomatous infiltration from ECD...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782536/immunolesion-of-melanopsin-neurons-causes-gonadal-regression-in-pekin-drakes-anas-platyrhynchos-domesticus
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H Potter, E Alenciks, K Frazier, A Porter, G S Fraley
Several light sensitive receptors have been described in the avian brain that are thought to regulate the reproductive axis independently from the eyes and pineal gland.Recently, our lab has described the presence of three of these photoneuroendocrine systems in the Pekin duck: opsin, opsin 5, & melanopsin. We set out to test the hypothesis that melanopsin receptive neurons are necessary to maintain seasonal reproductive status along with growth and development in the Pekin drake. To accomplish these goals we first investigated 50-week-old Pekin drakes that were housed in the aviary at Hope College under long day length (18 hrs lights on) conditions in floor pens...
August 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781034/evidence-based-advances-in-rodent-medicine
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REVIEW
Vladimir Jekl, Karel Hauptman, Zdenek Knotek
The number of exotic companion pet rodents seen in veterinary practices is growing very rapidly. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association's surveys, more than 2,093,000 pet rodents were kept in US households in 2007 and in 2012 it was more than 2,349,000 animals. This article summarizes the most important evidence-based knowledge in exotic pet rodents (diagnostics of the hyperadrenocorticism in guinea pigs, pituitary tumors in rats, urolithiasis in guinea pigs, use of itopride as prokinetics, use of deslorelin acetate in rodents, cause of dental disease, and prevention of mammary gland tumors in rats)...
September 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780516/diagnosis-of-endocrine-disease-primary-empty-sella-a-comprehensive-review
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Sabrina Chiloiro, Antonella Giampietro, Antonio Bianchi, Tommaso Tartaglione, Antonio Capobianco, Carmelo Anile, Laura De Marinis
Primary empty sella (PES) is characterized by the herniation of the subarachnoid space within the sella, which is often associated with variable degree of flattening of the pituitary gland in patients without previous pituitary pathologies. PES pathogenetic mechanism are not well known but seem due to a sellar diaphragm incompetence, associated to the occurrence of upper sellar or pituitary factors, as intracranial hypertension and change of pituitary volume. As PES represents in majority of cases a neuroradiological findings, without any clinical implication, the occurrence of endocrine, neurological and opthalmological symptoms, due to the above describes anatomical alteration, delineates the so called PES syndrome...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775202/pet-mr-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-hormone-producing-pituitary-micro-adenoma-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Hao Wang, Bo Hou, Lin Lu, Ming Feng, Jie Zang, Shaobo Yao, Feng Feng, Renzhi Wang, Fang Li, Zhaohui Zhu
Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR), using (18)F-FDG and (68)Ga-DOTATATE as tracers, in the detection of hormone-producing pituitary micro-adenoma, where diagnosis is difficult using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone. Methods: A total of 37 patients with elevated hormone levels were recruited, including 19 patients with undiagnosable primary pituitary tumors and 18 patients with suspected recurrent pituitary adenomas (PAs). Patients underwent (18)F-FDG PET/MR and (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/MR within one week...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768698/the-future-advances-in-therapeutic-approach-and-management-strategies-for-men1
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Rachel S van Leeuwaarde, Joanne M de Laat, Carolina R C Pieterman, Koen M A Dreijerink, Menno Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 is a rare autosomal inherited disorder associated with a high risk for patients to simultaneously develop tumours of the parathyroid glands, duodeno-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and tumors of the anterior pituitary gland. Early identification of MEN1 in patients enables presymptomatic screening of manifestations which makes timely interventions possible with the intention to prevent morbidity and mortality. Causes of death nowadays have shifted towards local or metastatic progression of malignant neuro endocrine tumors...
August 2, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766078/double-pituitary-adenomas-are-most-commonly-associated-with-gh-and-acth-secreting-tumors-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Ogando-Rivas, Andrew F Alalade, Jerome Boatey, Theodore H Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: Double adenomas in the pituitary gland are a rare occurrence. The ability to cure a hormone-producing adenoma with surgery is dependent on the ability to identify and completely remove the correct adenoma. The relative frequency of each subtype of hormone-secreting adenomas confirmed with magnetic resonance image (MRI), surgery and immunohistochemistry is not defined. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, we performed a systematic review of PubMed Central, Google Scholar, Scopus Database, Cochrane database and Science Research, using the key-words: "double pituitary adenomas", "multiple pituitary adenomas" and only papers where multiple or truly separate double pituitary adenomas were identified pre-surgically by MRI and/or confirmed by pathology/immunohistochemistry staining were included...
August 1, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766057/overview-of-the-2017-who-classification-of-pituitary-tumors
#14
REVIEW
Ozgur Mete, M Beatriz Lopes
This review focuses on discussing the main changes on the upcoming fourth edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Pituitary Gland emphasizing histopathological and molecular genetics aspects of pituitary neuroendocrine (i.e., pituitary adenomas) and some of the non-neuroendocrine tumors involving the pituitary gland. Instead of a formal review, we introduced the highlights of the new WHO classification by answering select questions relevant to practising pathologists. The revised classification of pituitary adenomas, in addition to hormone immunohistochemistry, recognizes the role of other immunohistochemical markers including but not limited to pituitary transcription factors...
August 1, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763746/rhein-ameliorates-adenomyosis-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Tingting Feng, Shaobin Wei, Yan Wang, Xianyun Fu, Ling Shi, Liyuan Qu, Xiaoxue Fan
In the present study, we examined the effects of rhein on pituitary gland implantation-induced adenomyosis, an animal model which mimics human adenomyosis. Oral administration of rhein dose-dependently attenuated hyperplastic and hypertrophic myometrium and improved adenomyosis. The activation of NF-κB and β-catenin signaling pathway was observed in the ectopic endometria. While, rhein dose dependently inhibited the expressions of p-p65, p-AKT and actived Rac1. As Rac1 activation controlled nuclear localization of β-catenin during canonical Wnt signaling, we found that the degradation complex of β-catenin was improved by rhein...
July 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763467/effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-on-penile-structure-alteration-in-rats-with-hyperprolactinemia
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Zhong-Lin Wang, Ling-Yu Yang, Hong-Huan Chen, Hsiao-Hsin Lin, Yi-Ting Tsai, William J Huang
This study aimed to investigate the effects of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α antibody (Ab) on alteration of penile structure in the hyperprolactinemia (hyperPRL) rat model. HyperPRL was induced in 8-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats by allografting anterior pituitary (AP) glands under the renal capsule (+AP rats). Rats implanted with cerebral cortex (CX) were used as sham control (+CX rats). At 6 weeks post implantation, rats received either a single intra-testicular dose of TNF-α Ab (12.5 μg/kg) or testosterone replacement (2 doses of testosterone enanthate [TE], 3 mg/kg), and they were sacrificed 1 week later...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763303/insights-into-the-potential-antidepressant-mechanisms-of-cilostazol-in-chronically-restraint-rats-impact-on-the-nrf2-pathway
#17
Sally A Abuelezz, Nevien Hendawy
Ample evidence has pointed to a close link between oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and depression. Nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) is a master regulator of cellular redox homeostasis and affects mitochondrial function. Nrf2 holds promise for depression prevention and treatment. This study aimed to investigate the potential prophylactic antidepressant effect of cilostazol and the contribution of the Nrf2 pathway toward the putative neuroprotection. The behavioral and neurochemical effects of concomitant treatment of oral cilostazol at doses of 7...
July 31, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760235/pituitary-imaging
#18
REVIEW
Barry D Pressman
Modern pituitary imaging is MRI. However, computed tomography (CT) still has limited usefulness. In addition, because CT offers much better bone detail and calcium detection, there are some cases in which such additional information is necessary. Before the advent of CT, plain radiography, pneumoencephalography, and angiography were used to diagnose pituitary masses. More recently, CT, and then especially MRI, made it possible to primarily delineate lesions within and around the pituitary gland rather than depend on secondary information that could only suggest their presence...
September 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759180/central-hypoadrenocorticism-associated-with-rathke-s-cleft-cyst
#19
Fumika Kawano, Tomoyo Itonaga, Masanori Inoue, Miwako Maeda, Hiroaki Miyahara, Kenji Ihara
Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are non-neoplastic, sellar or suprasellar epithelium-lined cysts originating from Rathke's pouch in the pituitary gland. Patients with RCCs are usually asymptomatic, but some have only been identified when symptoms manifested in middle age. The characteristics of these patients during childhood or adolescence remains unknown. We describe an 18-year-old girl who had occasionally suffered from malicious fatigue in the morning since her early teens. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed T1 hyperintense/T2 hypointense signals between the anterior and posterior pituitary glands, indicating the presence of RCC...
July 2, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753276/sequencing-and-identification-of-endogenous-neuropeptides-with-matrix-enhanced-secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#20
Nina Ogrinc Potočnik, Gregory L Fisher, Arnoud Prop, Ron M A Heeren
Matrix-enhanced secondary ion mass spectrometry (ME-SIMS) has overcome one of the biggest disadvantages of SIMS analysis by providing the ability to detect intact biomolecules at high spatial resolution. By increasing ionization efficiency and minimizing primary ion beam-induced fragmentation of analytes, ME-SIMS has proven useful for detection of numerous biorelevant species, now including peptides. We report here the first demonstration of tandem ME-SIMS for de novo sequencing of endogenous neuropeptides from tissue in situ (i...
August 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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