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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146410/cart-neurons-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-and-lateral-hypothalamic-area-exert-differential-controls-on-energy-homeostasis
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Jackie Lau, Aitak Farzi, Yue Qi, Regine Heilbronn, Mario Mietzsch, Yan-Chuan Shi, Herbert Herzog
OBJECTIVE: The cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) codes for a pivotal neuropeptide important in the control of appetite and energy homeostasis. However, limited understanding exists for the defined effector sites underlying CART function, as discrepant effects of central CART administration have been reported. METHODS: By combining Cart-cre knock-in mice with a Cart adeno-associated viral vector designed using the flip-excision switch (AAV-FLEX) technology, specific reintroduction or overexpression of CART selectively in CART neurons in the arcuate nucleus (Arc) and lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), respectively, was achieved...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145598/pubertal-escape-from-estradiol-negative-feedback-in-ewe-lambs-is-not-accounted-for-by-decreased-esr1-mrna-or-protein-in-kisspeptin-neurons
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Michelle N Bedenbaugh, Marcella D'Oliveira, Rodolfo C Cardoso, Stanley M Hileman, Gary L Williams, Marcel Amstalden
In this study, we investigated whether decreased sensitivity to estradiol negative feedback is associated with reduced ESR1 expression in kisspeptin neurons as ewe lambs approach puberty. Lambs were ovariectomized and received no implant (OVX) or an implant containing estradiol (OVX+E). In the middle arcuate nucleus (mARC), ESR1 mRNA was greater in OVX than OVX+E lambs but did not differ elsewhere. Posthoc analysis of LH secretion from OVX+E lambs revealed three patterns of LH pulsatility: low (1-2 pulses/12 h; LF, n=3), moderate (6-7 pulses/12 h; MF, n=6) and high (>10 pulses/12 h; HF, n=5)...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125864/psychological-stress-in-aged-female-mice-causes-acute-hypophagia-independent-of-central-serotonin-2c-receptor-activation
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Chinami Matsumoto, Chihiro Yamada, Chiharu Sadakane, Miwa Nahata, Tomohisa Hattori, Hiroshi Takeda
Sex differences exist in the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis following exposure to stress, and the stress response is further affected by aging. This study was conducted to elucidate the mechanism of hypophagia in aged female mice exposed to stress. Immediately after a stress load, aged female mice exhibited acute hypophagia and a rise in plasma corticosterone levels. The administration of a serotonin 2C receptor (5-HT2CR) antagonist suppressed plasma corticosterone but did not affect the reduction in food intake...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124350/role-of-trh-ucn3-neurons-of-the-perifornical-area-bed-nucleus-of-stria-terminalis-region-in-the-regulation-of-the-anorexigenic-pomc-neurons-of-the-arcuate-nucleus-in-male-mice-and-rats
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Zoltán Péterfi, Erzsébet Farkas, Kata Nagyunyomi-Sényi, Andrea Kádár, Szenci Ottó, András Horváth, Tamás Füzesi, Ronald M Lechan, Csaba Fekete
Two anorexigenic peptides, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and urocortin 3 (UCN3), are co-expressed in a continuous neuronal group that extends from the perifornical area to the bed nucleus of stria terminalis, raising the possibility that this cell group may be involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis. In this study, therefore, we tested the hypothesis that the TRH/UCN3 neurons regulate food intake by influencing feeding-related neuropeptide Y (NPY) and/or proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC)...
November 9, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121420/obesity-during-pregnancy-in-the-mouse-alters-the-netrin-1-responsiveness-of-fetal-arcuate-nucleus-npy-neurons
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Tessa R Sanders, Kelly A Glendining, Christine L Jasoni
When individuals undergo gestation in an obese dam, they are at increased risk for impairments in the brain's ability to regulate body weight. In rodents, gestation in an obese dam leads to a number of changes to the development of the hypothalamic neurons that regulate body weight, including reduced neuronal connectivity at birth. Here, we sought to gain a clearer picture of how this neural circuitry develops normally, and to explore the mechanism underpinning the deficiency in connectivity seen in fetuses developing in obese dams...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121414/stress-induced-suppression-of-neuropeptide-y-induced-hunger-in-anorexic-chicks-involves-corticotropin-releasing-factor-signaling-and-the-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
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Jinxin Wang, Jiaqing Yi, Paul B Siegel, Mark A Cline, Elizabeth R Gilbert
The Virginia lines of chickens have been selected for low (LWS) or high (HWS) juvenile body weight and have different severities of anorexia and obesity, respectively. The LWS that are exposed to stressors at hatch are refractory to neuropeptide Y (NPY)-induced food intake and the objective was to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Chicks were exposed to a stressor (-20°C for 6 minutes, and 22°C and delayed access to food for 24 hours) after hatch and hypothalamic nuclei, including the lateral hypothalamus (LH), paraventricular nucleus (PVN), ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH), and arcuate nucleus (ARC), were collected 5 days later...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118715/differential-regulation-of-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-target-genes-during-non-thyoidal-illness-syndrome-triggered-by-fasting-or-sepsis-in-adult-mice
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Klaus N Fontes, Adriana Cabanelas, Flavia F Bloise, Cherley Borba Vieira de Andrade, Luana L Souza, Marianna Wilieman, Isis H Trevenzoli, Lais C Agra, Johnatas D Silva, Christianne Bandeira-Melo, Pedro L Silva, Patricia R M Rocco, Tania M Ortiga-Carvalho
Fasting and sepsis induce profound changes in thyroid hormone (TH) central and peripheral metabolism. These changes affect TH action and are called the non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). To date, it is still debated whether NTIS represents an adaptive response or a real hypothyroid state at the tissue level. Moreover, even though it has been considered the same syndrome, we hypothesized that fasting and sepsis induce a distinct set of changes in thyroid hormone metabolism. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the central and peripheral expression of genes involved in the transport (MCT8/Slc16a2 and MCT10/Slc16a10), metabolism (Dio1, Dio2, and Dio3) and action (Thra and Thrb) of TH during NTIS induced by fasting or sepsis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109352/mapping-of-kndy-neurons-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-interaction-between-kndy-and-substance-p-neural-systems-in-goat
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Hiroaki Okamura, Takashi Yamamura, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi
A population of neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) coexpresses kisspeptin, neurokinin B (NKB), and dynorphin, and therefore they are referred to as KNDy neurons. It has been suggested that KNDy neurons participate in several brain functions, including the control of reproduction. The present study aimed to advance our understanding of the anatomy of the KNDy neural system. We first produced an antiserum against goat kisspeptin. After confirming its specificity, the antiserum was used to histochemically detect kisspeptin-positive signals...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109258/definition-of-the-hypothalamic-gnrh-pulse-generator-in-mice
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Jenny Clarkson, Su Young Han, Richard Piet, Timothy McLennan, Grace M Kane, Jamie Ng, Robert W Porteous, Joon S Kim, William H Colledge, Karl J Iremonger, Allan E Herbison
The pulsatile release of luteinizing hormone (LH) is critical for mammalian fertility. However, despite several decades of investigation, the identity of the neuronal network generating pulsatile reproductive hormone secretion remains unproven. We use here a variety of optogenetic approaches in freely behaving mice to evaluate the role of the arcuate nucleus kisspeptin (ARN(KISS)) neurons in LH pulse generation. Using GCaMP6 fiber photometry, we find that the ARN(KISS) neuron population exhibits brief (∼1 min) synchronized episodes of calcium activity occurring as frequently as every 9 min in gonadectomized mice...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107582/perinatal-exposure-to-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-and-the-control-of-feeding-behavior-an-overview
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Sabrina N Walley, Troy A Roepke
Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) are ubiquitous environmental contaminants that can interact with steroid and nuclear receptors or alter hormone production. Many studies have reported that perinatal exposure to EDC including bisphenol A, PCB, dioxins, and DDT disrupt energy balance, body weight, adiposity, or glucose homeostasis in rodent offspring. However, little information exists on the effects of perinatal EDC exposure on the control of feeding behaviors and meal pattern (size, frequency, duration), which may contribute to their obesogenic properties...
November 7, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099963/activity-of-the-hypothalamic-melanocortin-system-decreases-in-middle-aged-and-increases-in-old-rats
#11
Nóra Füredi, Alexandra Mikó, Balázs Gaszner, Diána Feller, Ildikó Rostás, Judit Tenk, Margit Solymár, Márta Balaskó, Erika Pétervári
Appearance of middle-aged obesity and aging anorexia both in humans and rodents suggests a role for regulatory alterations. Hypothalamic melanocortin agonist, alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) produced in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) reduces body weight via inducing hypermetabolism and anorexia mainly through melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4R) in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Orexigenic ARC-derived agouti-related protein (AgRP) is an inverse agonist on MC4R in the PVN. Previously we demonstrated that characteristic age-related shifts in the catabolic effects of alpha-MSH may contribute both to middle-aged obesity and aging anorexia...
November 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097993/s-equol-exerts-estradiol-like-anorectic-action-with-minimal-stimulation-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Yuri Nishimura, Kaori Mabuchi, Azusa Takano, Yayoi Hara, Hiroko Negishi, Keiko Morimoto, Tomomi Ueno, Shigeto Uchiyama, Akira Takamata
Chronic estrogen replacement in ovariectomized rats attenuates food intake and enhances c-Fos expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), specifically during the light phase. S-equol, a metabolite of daidzein, has a strong affinity for estrogen receptor (ER)-β and exerts estrogenic activity. The purpose of the present study was to elucidate whether S-equol exerts an estrogen-like anorectic effect by modifying the regulation of the circadian feeding rhythm in ovariectomized rats. Ovariectomized female Wistar rats were divided into an estradiol (E2)-replaced group and cholesterol (vehicle; Veh)-treated group...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080906/the-5-ht2c-receptor-agonist-meta-chlorophenylpiperazine-mcpp-reduces-palatable-food-consumption-and-bold-fmri-responses-to-food-images-in-healthy-female-volunteers
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Jason M Thomas, Colin T Dourish, Jeremy Tomlinson, Zaki Hassan-Smith, Peter C Hansen, Suzanne Higgs
RATIONALE: Brain 5-HT2C receptors form part of a neural network that controls eating behaviour. 5-HT2C receptor agonists decrease food intake by activating proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, but recent research in rodents has suggested that 5-HT2C receptor agonists may also act via dopaminergic circuitry to reduce the rewarding value of food and other reinforcers. No mechanistic studies on the effects of 5-HT2C agonists on food intake in humans have been conducted to date...
October 28, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069289/distinct-dynorphin-expression-patterns-with-low-and-high-dose-estrogen-treatment-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-female-rats
#14
Moeko Kanaya, Kinuyo Iwata, Hitoshi Ozawa
Kisspeptin (KISS1; encoded by Kiss1 ) neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) co-express tachykinin 3 (TAC3; also known as neurokinin B) and dynorphin A (PDYN). Accordingly, they are termed KNDy neurons and considered to be crucial in generating pulsatile release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Accumulating evidence suggests that Kiss1 and Tac3 are negatively regulated by estrogen. However it has not been fully determined whether and how estrogen modulates Pdyn and PDYN. Here, we examined the expression of Pdyn mRNA and PDYN by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, respectively, in the ARC of female rats after ovariectomy (OVX) and OVX plus low or high-dose beta-estradiol (E 2 ) replacement...
October 24, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059347/sim1-neurons-are-sufficient-for-mc4r-mediated-sexual-function-in-male-mice
#15
Erin Semple, Jennifer W Hill
Sexual dysfunction is a poorly understood condition that affects up to one-third of men around the world. Existing treatments that target the periphery do not work for all men. Previous studies have shown that central melanocortins, which are released by pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, can lead to male erection and increased libido. Several studies specifically implicate the melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) in the central control of sexual function, but the specific neural circuitry involved is unknown...
October 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057457/differential-effects-of-selective-agonists-of-neuromedin-u1-and-2-receptors-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
#16
Hiroaki Nagai, Tomoko Kaisho, Kotaro Yokoyama, Tomoko Asakawa, Hisashi Fujita, Kouta Matsumiya, Jiro Noguchi, Kazue Tsuchimori, Naoki Nishizawa, Yoko Kanematsu-Yamaki, Katsuko Dote, Hiroshi Inooka, Jun-Ichi Sakamoto, Tetsuya Ohtaki, Taiji Asami, Shiro Takekawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuromedin U (NMU) may be a novel target for obesity treatment owing to its anorectic and energy expenditure enhancing effects. Although two receptors, NMU1 and NMU2, are both responsible for the NMU-mediated anti-obesity effects, the receptor agonist with the most appropriate profiles for treating obesity and diabetes in terms of efficacy and safety is as yet unknown. Thus, we developed and evaluated novel NMU1/2 receptor-selective agonists. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Efficacy and safety were assessed in mice with diet-induced obesity (DIO) and those with leptin-deficient diabetes (ob/ob) through repeated peripheral administration of selective agonists to NMU1 (NMU-6102) and NMU2 (NMU-2084), along with NMU1/2 non-selective agonists (NMU-0002 and NMU-6014)...
October 22, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056149/the-role-of-the-melanocortin-system-in-drug-and-alcohol-abuse
#17
Montserrat Navarro
The melanocortin (MC) system is composed of different peptides centrally produced by proopiomelanocortin neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (N.Arc) and the medulla. These peptides act through five subtypes of melanocortin receptors (MCRs) that belong to the family of seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptors that are coupled through Gαs signaling pathways. MC3R and MC4R are the predominant MCR subtypes in the brain, and they are widely expressed in brain regions thought to modulate drug self-administration, including the nucleus accumbens, the hypothalamus, and the ventral tegmental area...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038792/neuroanatomical-relationships-between-orexin-hypocretin-containing-neurons-nerve-fibers-and-nicotine-induced-c-fos-activated-cells-of-the-reward-addiction-neurocircuitry
#18
Ozra Dehkordi, Jed E Rose, Martha I Dávila-García, Richard M Millis, Samar Ali Mirzaei, Kebreten F Manaye, Annapurni Jayam-Trouth
Orexin/hypocretin-containing neurons in lateral hypothalamus (LH) are implicated in the neurobiology of nicotine addiction. However, the neuroanatomical relationships between orexin-neurons/nerve fibers and nicotine-activated cells within the reward-addiction neurocircuitry is not known. In the present study in mice, we first used c-Fos immunohistochemistry to identify CNS cells stimulated by an acute single injection of nicotine (NIC, 2 mg/kg, IP). Sequential double-labelling was then performed to identify the location of orexin-containing neurons and nerve fibers with respect to NIC-induced c-Fos activated cells and/or tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunoreactive (IR) cells of the mesocorticolimbic reward-addiction pathways...
August 2017: Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037599/neural-basis-of-ventromedial-hypothalamic-oxytocin-driven-decrease-in-appetite
#19
Oscar A Klockars, Joseph R Waas, Anica Klockars, Allen S Levine, Pawel K Olszewski
OBJECTIVES: Oxytocin (OT) administration in the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH) reduces chow intake. The nature of VMH OT's anorexigenic action remains unclear. Here we provide insight into neural mechanisms underlying VMH OT-driven anorexia by (a) identifying feeding-related brain sites activated by VMH OT injection; (b) measuring VMH OT receptor (OTr) mRNA changes in response to hunger and palatability; and (c) examining how VMH OT affects episodic sweet solution intake in sated and hungry rats...
October 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031726/reduced-renal-sympathetic-nerve-activity-contributes-to-elevated-glycosuria-and-improved-glucose-tolerance-in-hypothalamus-specific-pomc-knockout-mice
#20
Kavaljit H Chhabra, Donald A Morgan, Benjamin P Tooke, Jessica M Adams, Kamal Rahmouni, Malcolm J Low
OBJECTIVE: Hypothalamic arcuate nucleus-specific pro-opiomelanocortin deficient (ArcPomc(-/-)) mice exhibit improved glucose tolerance despite massive obesity and insulin resistance. We demonstrated previously that their improved glucose tolerance is due to elevated glycosuria. However, the underlying mechanisms that link glucose reabsorption in the kidney with ArcPomc remain unclear. Given the function of the hypothalamic melanocortin system in controlling sympathetic outflow, we hypothesized that reduced renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) in ArcPomc(-/-) mice could explain their elevated glycosuria and consequent enhanced glucose tolerance...
October 2017: Molecular Metabolism
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