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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938475/modeling-the-sex-differences-and-inter-individual-variability-in-the-activity-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis
#1
Rohit T Rao, Ioannis P Androulakis
Significant sex differences exist in the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. These differences are thought to contribute to the disparity in the prevalence of various autoimmune and infectious diseases between males and females. We use a mathematical model of the HPA axis to evaluate the hypothesis that differential sensitivity and negative feedback of the HPA axis network are causal factors for the observed sex differences in its activity. In doing so, we implicitly account for the differential influence of gonadal hormones on the HPA axis...
August 31, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938462/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-cushing-s-disease-results-of-an-international-multicenter-study
#2
Gautam U Mehta, Dale Ding, Mohana Rao Patibandla, Hideyuki Kano, Nathaniel Sisterson, Yan-Hua Su, Michal Krsek, Ahmed M Nabeel, Amr El-Shehaby, Khaled A Kareem, Nuria Martinez-Moreno, David Mathieu, Brendan McShane, Kevin Blas, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga Grills, John Y Lee, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Wael A Reda, Roman Liscak, Cheng-Chia Lee, L Dade Lunsford, Mary Lee Vance, Jason P Sheehan
Context: Cushing's disease (CD) due to ACTH-secreting pituitary tumors can be a management challenge. Objective: To better understand the outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for CD and define its role in management. Design: International, multicenter, retrospective cohort analysis. Setting: Ten medical centers participating in the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation (IGKRF). Patients: Patients with CD with greater than 6 months endocrine follow-up...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938458/corticotroph-pituitary-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-lynch-syndrome-ls-and-pituitary-tumors-in-a-nationwide-ls-cohort
#3
Daniel Bengtsson, Patrick Joost, Christos Aravidis, Marie Askmalm Stenmark, Ann-Sofie Backman, Beatrice Melin, Jenny von Salomé, Theofanis Zagoras, Samuel Gebre-Medhin, Pia Burman
Context: Lynch syndrome is a cancer predisposing syndrome caused by germline mutations in genes involved in DNA mismatch repair (MMR). Patients are at high risk for several types of cancer, but pituitary tumors have not previously been reported. Case: A 51-year old man with LS (MSH2 mutation) and a history of colon carcinoma presented with severe Cushing's disease and a locally aggressive pituitary tumor. The tumor harbored a mutation consistent with the patient's germline mutation, and displayed defect MMR function...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932042/small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-paranasal-sinus-with-intraoral-involvement-report-of-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Anita Spadigam, Anita Dhupar, Shaheen Syed, Shruti U Nagvekar
The diffuse neuroendocrine system continues to be an enigmatic topic of study in pathology due to its controversial embryologic origins, biology and a variety of tumors engendered. Originally thought to be localized to the classic neuroendocrine organs (pituitary, thyroid, pancreas and adrenal medulla), the neuroendocrine cells are now known to be distributed in every organ system of the body. A number of human diseases have been linked to aberrations in the functioning of the neuroendocrine cells. Neoplasms of the neuroendocrine system can thus occur in myriad primary sites and range in behavior from benign to lethal...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927573/sex-differences-in-early-life-programming-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-humans
#5
REVIEW
Robert M Gifford, Rebecca M Reynolds
Increasing evidence supports fetal glucocorticoid exposure with associated altered offspring hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity as a key mechanism linking early life events with later life disease. Alterations in HPA axis activity are linked to a range of cardiometabolic and psychiatric diseases. As many of these diseases manifest sex differences in presentation we review the evidence for programmed sex-differences in the HPA axis. Available literature suggests vulnerability of the female HPA axis to prenatal stressors with female offspring demonstrating increased HPA axis reactivity...
September 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926110/pacap-and-pac1r-are-differentially-expressed-in-motor-cortex-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-and-support-survival-of-ipsc-derived-motor-neurons
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Gabriele Bonaventura, Rosario Iemmolo, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Valentina La Cognata, Erminio Costanzo, Mario Zappia, Velia D'Agata, Francesca Luisa Conforti, Eleonora Aronica, Sebastiano Cavallaro
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal and disabling neurodegenerative disease characterized by upper and lower motor neurons depletion. In our previous work, comprehensive genomic profiling of 41 motor cortex samples enabled to discriminate controls from sporadic ALS patients, and segregated these latter into two distinct subgroups (SALS1 and SALS2), each associated with different deregulated genes. In the present study, we focused our attention on two of them, Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) and its type 1 receptor (PAC1R), and validated the results of the transcriptome experiments by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924001/diagnosis-of-endocrine-disease-sdhx-mutations-beyond-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas
#7
Massimo Mannelli, Letizia Canu, Tonino Ercolino, Elena Rapizzi, Serena Martinelli, Gabriele Parenti, Giuseppina De Filpo, Gabriella Nesi
Mutations in one of the five genes encoding the succinate dehydrogenase (SDHx) or mitochondrial complex II cause the corresponding family syndromes characterized by the occurrence of pheochromocytomas (PHEO) and paragangliomas (PGL). Recently, other solid growths, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) and pituitary adenomas (PAs) have been associated with these syndromes. In the absence of prospective studies assessing their frequency, at present, their occurrence seems too infrequent to suggest systematic screening for SDHx mutation carriers...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921665/effects-of-oral-prednisone-administration-on-serum-cystatin-c-in-dogs
#8
J Muñoz, P Soblechero, F J Duque, B Macías-García, P Ruiz, C Zaragoza, R Barrera
BACKGROUND: Oral administration of glucocorticoid alters serum cystatin C (sCysC) concentration in humans. OBJECTIVE: To determine if oral administration of prednisone alters sCysC in dogs without pre-existing renal disease. ANIMALS: Forty six dogs were included: 10 dogs diagnosed with steroid responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA; group A), 20 dogs diagnosed of pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH; group B), and 16 healthy control dogs (group C)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919782/inhibitory-effects-of-a-selective-jak2-inhibitor-on-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-production-and-proliferation-of-corticotroph-tumor-att20-cells
#9
Yuko Asari, Kazunori Kageyama, Yuki Nakada, Mizuki Tasso, Shinobu Takayasu, Kanako Niioka, Noriko Ishigame, Makoto Daimon
PURPOSE: The primary cause of Cushing's disease is adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing pituitary adenomas. EGFR signaling induces POMC mRNA-transcript levels and ACTH secretion from corticotroph tumors. The Jak-STAT pathway is located downstream of EGFR signaling; therefore, a Jak2 inhibitor could be an effective therapy for EGFR-related tumors. In this study, we determined the effect of a potent and selective Jak2 inhibitor, SD1029, on ACTH production and proliferation in mouse AtT20 corticotroph tumor cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919554/revisiting-the-wandering-womb-oxytocin-in-endometriosis-and-bipolar-disorder
#10
REVIEW
Natalie L Dinsdale, Bernard J Crespi
Hippocrates attributed women's high emotionality - hysteria - to a 'wandering womb'. Although hysteria diagnoses were abandoned along with the notion that displaced wombs cause emotional disturbance, recent research suggests that elevated levels of oxytocin occur in both bipolar disorder and endometriosis, a gynecological condition involving migration of endometrial tissue beyond the uterus. We propose and evaluate the hypothesis that elevated oxytocinergic system activity jointly contributes to bipolar disorder and endometriosis...
September 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918360/do-bacteria-shape-our-development-crosstalk-between-intestinal-microbiota-and-hpa-axis
#11
REVIEW
Carolina de Weerth
The human body contains as many bacteria in the intestine as the total number of human body cells. These bacteria have a central position in human health and disease, and would also play a role in the regulation of emotions, behavior, and even higher cognitive functions. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (HPA axis) is a major physiological stress system that produces cortisol. This hormone is involved in responding to environmental stress and also shapes many aspects of brain development. Both the HPA axis and the intestinal microbiota show rapid and profound developmental changes during the first years of life...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916632/tissue-sex-and-age-specific-dna-methylation-of-rat-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-promoter-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-2-imprinting-control-region
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Ogechukwu Brenda Agba, Ludwig Lausser, Klaus Huse, Christoph Bergmeier, Niels Jahn, Marco Groth, Martin Bens, Arne Sahm, Maria Gall, Otto W Witte, Hans A Kestler, Matthias Schwab, Matthias Platzer
Tissue-, sex- and age-specific epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation are largely unknown. Changes in DNA methylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) and imprinting control region (ICR) of IGF2 and H19 genes during the lifespan are particularly interesting since these genes are susceptible to epigenetic modifications by prenatal stress or malnutrition. They are important regulators of development and aging. Methylation changes of NR3C1 affect glucocorticoid receptor expression, which is associated with stress sensitivity and stress-related diseases predominantly occurring during aging...
September 15, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915118/delayed-diagnosis-of-proopiomelanocortin-pomc-deficiency-with-type-1-diabetes-in-a-9-year-old-girl-and-her-infant-sibling
#13
Elif Ozsu, Allison Bahm
BACKGROUND: Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) protein, encoded by the POMC gene, is the precursor of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) that is released from the anterior pituitary gland. Homozygous mutations in the POMC gene is associated with hyperphagia, severe and early-onset obesity, adrenal insufficiency, hypopigmentation of the skin and red hair. CASE PRESENTATION: A 9-year-old girl from a consanguineous family of Iraqi origin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914872/-the-efficacy-of-desmopressin-in-the-treatment-of-central-diabetes-insipidus-after-resection-of-chiasmo-sellar-region-tumors
#14
L I Astaf'eva
Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is a neuroendocrine disease, the pathogenesis of which is associated with abnormal secretion of the antidiuretic hormone. One of the specific causes of CDI is neurosurgical resection of chiasmatic-sellar region tumors. AIM: to study the efficacy and safety of desmopressin in CDI patients after resection of chiasmatic-sellar region (CSR) tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Examination and treatment of patients were performed at a hospital for 7-14 days after surgery and then were continued after discharge...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913704/impact-of-etiology-age-and-gender-on-onset-and-severity-of-hyponatremia-in-patients-with-hypopituitarism-retrospective-analysis-in-a-specialised-endocrine-unit
#15
Dragana Miljic, Mirjana Doknic, Marko Stojanovic, Marina Nikolic-Djurovic, Milan Petakov, Vera Popovic, Sandra Pekic
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia can unmask hypopituitarism and secondary adrenal insufficiency. This is important, since the need to screen for steroid deficiency, in patients with hyponatremia is often neglected. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, twenty-five patients (13f/12m, age 58.9 ± 18.6 years) with hyponatremia (119.7 ± 10.5 mmol/L) were identified among 260 in-patients treated for hypopituitarism in our specialized endocrine unit, over the last decade...
September 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913674/prognostic-significance-of-corticotroph-staining-in-radiosurgery-for-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-a-multicenter-study
#16
Or Cohen-Inbar, Zhiyuan Xu, Cheng-Chia Lee, Chin-Chun Wu, Tomáš Chytka, Danilo Silva, Mayur Sharma, Hesham Radwan, Inga S Grills, Brandon Nguyen, Zaid Siddiqui, David Mathieu, Christian Iorio-Morin, Amparo Wolf, Christopher P Cifarelli, Daniel T Cifarelli, L Dade Lunsford, Douglas Kondziolka, Jason P Sheehan
Silent corticotroph staining pituitary adenoma (SCA) represents an uncommon subset of Non-Functioning adenomas (NFAs), hypothesized to be more locally aggressive. In this retrospective multicenter study, we investigate the safety and effectiveness of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) in patients with SCA compared with other non-SCA NFA's. Eight centers participating in the International Gamma-Knife Research Foundation (IGKRF) contributed to this study. Outcomes of 50 patients with confirmed SCAs and 307 patients with confirmed non-SCA NFA's treated with SRS were evaluated...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912338/duration-of-post-operative-hypocortisolism-predicts-sustained-remission-after-pituitary-surgery-for-cushing-s-disease
#17
Prachi Ashok Kumar Bansal, Anurag Ranjan Lila, Manjunath Goroshi, Swati Jadhav, Nilesh Keshavrao Lomte, Kunal Thakkar, Atul Goel, Abhidha Shah, Shilpa S Sankhe, Naina Goel, Neelam Jaguste, Tushar Ramkrishna Bandgar, Nalini Shah
PURPOSE: Transsphenoidal surgery(TSS) is the primary treatment modality for Cushing's disease(CD). However, the predictors of post-operative remission and recurrence remain debatable. Thus, we studied the post-operative remission and long term recurrence rates, as well as their respective predictive factors. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of case records of 230 CDpatients who underwent primary microscopic TSS at our tertiary care referral center between 1987-2015was undertaken...
September 14, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911009/contemporaneous-social-environment-and-the-architecture-of-late-life-gene-expression-profiles
#18
Morgan E Levine, Eileen M Crimmins, David R Weir, Steve W Cole
Environmental or social challenges can stimulate a cascade of coordinated physiological changes in stress response systems. Unfortunately, chronic activation of these adaptations under conditions such as low socioeconomic status (SES) can have negative consequences for long-term health. While there is substantial evidence tying low SES to increased disease risk and reduced life expectancy, the underlying biology remains poorly understood. Using pilot data on 120 older adults from the Health and Retirement Study (United States, 2002-2010), we examined the associations between SES and gene expression levels in adulthood, with particular focus on a gene expression program known as the conserved transcriptional response to adversity...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910603/apolipoprotein-a-iv-constrains-hpa-and-behavioral-stress-responsivity-in-a-strain-dependent-manner
#19
Amy E B Packard, Jintao Zhang, Brent Myers, Chih-Wei Ko, Fei Wang, Patrick Tso, Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
There is a critical gap in our knowledge of the mechanisms that govern interactions between daily life experiences (e.g., stress) and metabolic diseases, despite evidence that stress can have profound effects on cardiometabolic health. Apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) is a protein found in chylomicrons (lipoprotein particles that transport lipids throughout the body) where it participates in lipid handling and the regulation of peripheral metabolism. Moreover, apoA-IV is expressed in brain regions that regulate energy balance including the arcuate nucleus...
September 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904534/three-dimensional-organoid-system-transplantation-technologies-in-future-treatment-of-central-nervous-system-diseases
#20
REVIEW
NaiLi Wei, ZiFang Quan, Hailiang Tang, JianHong Zhu
In recent years, scientists have made great achievements in understanding the development of human brain and elucidating critical elements of stepwise spatiotemporal control strategies in neural stem cell specification lineage, which facilitates successful induction of neural organoid in vitro including the cerebral cortex, cerebellar, neural tube, hippocampus cortex, pituitary, and optic cup. Besides, emerging researches on neural organogenesis promote the application of 3D organoid system transplantation in treating central nervous system (CNS) diseases...
2017: Stem Cells International
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