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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512117/the-interaction-of-mc3r-and-mc4r-with-mrap2-acth-%C3%AE-msh-and-agrp-in-chickens
#1
Jiannan Zhang, Xin Li, Yawei Zhou, Lin Cui, Jing Li, Chenlei Wu, Yiping Wan, Juan Li, Yajun Wang
The interaction of melanocortin-4 (MC4R) and melanocortin-3 (MC3R) receptors with proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived peptides (e.g. α-MSH), agouti-related protein (AgRP), and melanocortin-2 receptor accessory protein 2 (MRAP2) is suggested to play critical roles in energy balance of vertebrates. However, evidence on their interaction in birds remains scarce. Our study aims to reveal their interaction in chickens and the results showed that: 1) chicken (c-)MC3R and cMC4R expressed in CHO cells can be activated by α-MSH and ACTH1-39 equipotently, monitored by a pGL3-CRE-luciferase reporter system; 2) cMC3R and cMC4R, when co-expressed with cMRAP2 (or cMRAP, a cMRAP2 homolog), show increased sensitivity to ACTH treatment and thus likely act as ACTH-preferring receptors, and the interaction between cMC3R/cMC4R and cMRAP2 was demonstrated by co-immunoprecipitation assay; 3) both cMC3R and cMC4R display constitutive activity when expressed in CHO cells, as monitored by Dual-luciferase reporter assay, and cMRAP2 (and cMRAP) can modulate their constitutive activity; 4) AgRP inhibits the constitutive activity of cMC3R/cMC4R, and it also antagonizes ACTH/α-MSH action on cMC4R/cMC3R, indicating that AgRP functions as the inverse agonist and antagonist for both receptors...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511993/the-expression-of-opioid-genes-in-non-classical-reward-areas-depends-on-early-life-conditions-and-ethanol-intake
#2
Linnea Granholm, Aniruddah Todkar, Sofia Bergman, Kent Nilsson, Erika Comasco, Ingrid Nylander
The young brain is highly sensitive to environmental influences that can cause long-term changes in neuronal function, possibly through altered gene expression. The endogenous opioid system continues to mature after birth and because of its involvement in reward, an inadequate maturation of this system could lead to enhanced susceptibility for alcohol use disorder. Recent studies show that the classical reward areas nucleus accumbens and ventral tegmental area are less affected by early life stress whereas endogenous opioids in non-classical areas, e...
May 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505327/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-saha-is-a-novel-promising-treatment-for-cushing-s-disease
#3
Jie Lu, Grégoire P Chatain, Alejandro Bugarini, Xiang Wang, Dragan Maric, Stuart Walbridge, Zhengping Zhuang, Prashant Chittiboina
Context: Remission failure following transsphenoidal surgery in Cushing's disease (CD) from pituitary corticotroph tumors (CtT) remains clinically challenging. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are antitumor drugs approved for oral clinical use, with potential to affect adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) hypersecretion by inhibiting proopiomelanocortin (POMC) transcription. Objective: Testing efficacy of suberolyl hydroxamic acid (SAHA) on human and murine ACTH-secreting tumor cells...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500249/maternal-high-fat-diet-induces-metabolic-stress-response-disorders-in-offspring-hypothalamus
#4
Long The Nguyen, Sonia Saad, Yi Tan, Carol Pollock, Hui Chen
Maternal obesity has been shown to increase the risk of obesity and related disorders in the offspring, which has been partially attributed to changes of appetite regulators in the offspring hypothalamus. On the other hand, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy have been implicated in hypothalamic neuropeptide dysregulation, thus may also play important roles in such transgenerational effect.  In this study, we show that offspring born to HFD-fed dams showed significantly increased body weight and glucose intolerance, adiposity and plasma triglyceride level at weaning...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499988/melanocortin-neurons-multiple-routes-to-regulation-of-metabolism
#5
REVIEW
Wen-Jie Shen, Ting Yao, Xingxing Kong, Kevin W Williams, Tiemin Liu
The burden of disability, premature death, escalating health care costs and lost economic productivity due to obesity and its associated complications including hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is staggering [1, 2]. A better understanding of metabolic homeostatic pathways will provide us with insights into the biological mechanisms of obesity and how to fundamentally address this epidemic [3-6]. In mammals, energy balance is maintained via a homeostatic system involving both peripheral and central melanocortin systems; changes in body weight reflect an unbalance of the energetic state [7-9]...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495865/ceramide-counteracts-the-effects-of-ghrelin-on-the-metabolic-control-of-food-intake-in-rainbow-trout
#6
Cristina Velasco, Guillermo Moreiras, Marta Conde-Sieira, José M Leao, Jesús M Míguez, José L Soengas
In mammals ceramides are involved in the modulation of the orexigenic effects of ghrelin (GHRL). We previously demonstrated in rainbow trout that intracerebroventricular (ICV) treatment with ceramide (2.5 µg/100g fish) resulted in an anorexigenic response, i.e. a response opposed to that described in mammals where ceramide treatment is orexigenic. Therefore, we hypothesize that the putative interaction between GHRL and ceramide must be different in fish. Accordingly, in a first experiment we observed that ceramide levels in hypothalamus of rainbow trout did not change after ICV treatment with GHRL...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489068/tnf%C3%AE-drives-mitochondrial-stress-in-pomc-neurons-in-obesity
#7
Chun-Xia Yi, Marc Walter, Yuanqing Gao, Soledad Pitra, Beata Legutko, Stefanie Kälin, Clarita Layritz, Cristina García-Cáceres, Maximilian Bielohuby, Martin Bidlingmaier, Stephen C Woods, Alexander Ghanem, Karl-Klaus Conzelmann, Javier E Stern, Martin Jastroch, Matthias H Tschöp
Consuming a calorically dense diet stimulates microglial reactivity in the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) in association with decreased number of appetite-curbing pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons; whether the reduction in POMC neuronal function is secondary to the microglial activation is unclear. Here we show that in hypercaloric diet-induced obese mice, persistently activated microglia in the MBH hypersecrete TNFα that in turn stimulate mitochondrial ATP production in POMC neurons, promoting mitochondrial fusion in their neurites, and increasing POMC neuronal firing rates and excitability...
May 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486037/role-of-arcuate-nucleus-in-the-regulation-of-feeding-behavior-in-the-process-of-altitude-acclimatization-in-rats
#8
Xiang-Wen Liu, Jie Yin, Qi-Sheng Ma, Chu-Chu Qi, Ji-Ying Mu, Lang Zhang, Li-Ping Gao, Yu-Hong Jing
Liu, Xiang-Wen, Jie Yin, Qi-Sheng Ma, Chu-Chu Qi, Ji-Ying Mu, Lang Zhang, Li-Ping Gao, and Yu-Hong Jing. Role of arcuate nucleus in the regulation of feeding behavior in the process of altitude acclimatization in rats. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2017.-Highly efficient energy utilization and metabolic homeostasis maintenance rely on neuromodulation. Altitude exposure is known to stimulate neuroendocrine systems to respond to acute hypoxia and adaptive acclimatization. However, limited data on how the adaptive regulation of the arcuate nucleus performs in the process of altitude acclimatization are available...
May 9, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479374/cafeteria-diet-differentially-alters-the-expression-of-feeding-related-genes-through-dna-methylation-mechanisms-in-individual-hypothalamic-nuclei
#9
Gisela Paola Lazzarino, María Florencia Andreoli, María Florencia Rossetti, Cora Stoker, María Virgina Tschopp, Enrique Hugo Luque, Jorge Guillermo Ramos
We evaluated the effect of cafeteria diet (CAF) on the mRNA levels and DNA methylation state of feeding-related neuropeptides, and neurosteroidogenic enzymes in discrete hypothalamic nuclei. Besides, the expression of steroid hormone receptors was analyzed. Female rats fed with CAF from weaning increased their energy intake, body weight, and fat depots, but did not develop metabolic syndrome. The increase in energy intake was related to an orexigenic signal of paraventricular (PVN) and ventromedial (VMN) nuclei, given principally by upregulation of AgRP and NPY...
May 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477138/role-of-dna-methylation-in-the-dietary-restriction-mediated-cellular-memory
#10
Archana Unnikrishnan, Jordan Jackson, Stephanie A Matyi, Niran Hadad, Benjamin Wronowski, Constantin Georgescu, Karla P Garrett, Jonathan D Wren, Willard M Freeman, Arlan Richardson
An important facet of dietary restriction (DR) that has been largely overlooked is that DR can have early effects that create a cellular memory, which persists even when DR is discontinued. The goal of this study was to determine if DNA methylation played a role in the cellular memory of DR by examining the effect of short-term DR on gene expression and DNA methylation and determining if the changes in expression and DNA methylation persist when DR is discontinued and mice returned to ad libitum (AL) feeding...
May 5, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462073/heterogeneity-of-hypothalamic-pro-opiomelanocortin-expressing-neurons-revealed-by-single-cell-rna-sequencing
#11
Brian Y H Lam, Irene Cimino, Joseph Polex-Wolf, Sara Nicole Kohnke, Debra Rimmington, Valentine Iyemere, Nicholas Heeley, Chiara Cossetti, Reiner Schulte, Luis R Saraiva, Darren W Logan, Clemence Blouet, Stephen O'Rahilly, Anthony P Coll, Giles S H Yeo
OBJECTIVE: Arcuate proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons are critical nodes in the control of body weight. Often characterized simply as direct targets for leptin, recent data suggest a more complex architecture. METHODS: Using single cell RNA sequencing, we have generated an atlas of gene expression in murine POMC neurons. RESULTS: Of 163 neurons, 118 expressed high levels of Pomc with little/no Agrp expression and were considered "canonical" POMC neurons (P(+))...
May 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455431/hypothalamic-effects-of-neonatal-diet-reversible-and-only-partially-leptin-dependent
#12
Luba Sominsky, Ilvana Ziko, Thai-Xinh Nguyen, Julie Quach, Sarah J Spencer
Early life diet influences metabolic programming, increasing the risk for long-lasting metabolic ill-health. Neonatally overfed rats have an early increase in leptin that is maintained long-term and is associated with a corresponding elevation in body weight. However, the immediate and long-term effects of neonatal overfeeding on hypothalamic anorexigenic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) and orexigenic agouti-related peptide (AgRP) / neuropeptide Y (NPY) circuitry, and if these are directly mediated by leptin, have not yet been examined...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450851/regulation-of-agouti-related-protein-and-pro-opiomelanocortin-gene-expression-in-the-avian-arcuate-nucleus
#13
REVIEW
Timothy Boswell, Ian C Dunn
The arcuate nucleus is generally conserved across vertebrate taxa in its neuroanatomy and neuropeptide expression. Gene expression of agouti-related protein (AGRP), neuropeptide Y (NPY), pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), and cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) has been established in the arcuate nucleus of several bird species and co-localization demonstrated for AGRP and NPY. The proteins encoded by these genes exert comparable effects on food intake in birds after central administration to those seen in other vertebrates, with AGRP and NPY being orexigenic and CART and α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone anorexigenic...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438699/cryptic-diversity-in-amazonian-frogs-integrative-taxonomy-of-the-genus-anomaloglossus-amphibia-anura-aromobatidae-reveals-a-unique-case-of-diversification-within-the-guiana-shield
#14
Jean-Pierre Vacher, Philippe J R Kok, Miguel T Rodrigues, Jucivaldo Dias Lima, Andy Lorenzini, Quentin Martinez, Manon Fallet, Elodie A Courtois, Michel Blanc, Philippe Gaucher, Maël Dewynter, Rawien Jairam, Paul Ouboter, Christophe Thébaud, Antoine Fouquet
Lack of resolution on species boundaries and distribution can hamper inferences in many fields of biology, notably biogeography and conservation biology. This is particularly true in megadiverse and under-surveyed regions such as Amazonia, where species richness remains vastly underestimated. Integrative approaches using a combination of phenotypic and molecular evidence have proved extremely successful in reducing knowledge gaps in species boundaries, especially in animal groups displaying high levels of cryptic diversity like amphibians...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434943/epigenetic-pathways-in-human-disease-the-impact-of-dna-methylation-on-stress-related-pathogenesis-and-current-challenges-in-biomarker-development
#15
M Austin Argentieri, Sairaman Nagarajan, Bobak Seddighzadeh, Andrea A Baccarelli, Alexandra E Shields
HPA axis genes implicated in glucocorticoid regulation play an important role in regulating the physiological impact of social and environmental stress, and have become a focal point for investigating the role of glucocorticoid regulation in the etiology of disease. We conducted a systematic review to critically assess the full range of clinical associations that have been reported in relation to DNA methylation of CRH, CRH-R1/2, CRH-BP, AVP, POMC, ACTH, ACTH-R, NR3C1, FKBP5, and HSD11β1/2 genes in adults...
April 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429261/localization-of-the-dopamine-receptors-of-types-1-and-2-on-the-bodies-of-pomc-expressing-neurons-of-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus-in-mice-and-rats
#16
I V Romanova, A L Mikhrina, A O Shpakov
Using immunofluorescent techniques, we have demonstrated the presence of two main types of dopamine receptors, D1 and D2, on the bodies of neurons of the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus expressing the precursor of peptides of the melanocortin family proopiomelanocortin in C57Bl/6J mice and Wistar rats. These data show close functional relationship between the dopamine and melanocortin systems of the brain and involvement of dopamine in the control of synthesis and secretion of peptides of the melanocortin family...
January 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427776/autoantibody-biomarkers-for-the-detection-of-serous-ovarian-cancer
#17
Benjamin A Katchman, Diego Chowell, Garrick Wallstrom, Allison F Vitonis, Joshua LaBaer, Daniel W Cramer, Karen S Anderson
Objective The purpose of this study was to identify a panel of novel serum tumor antigen-associated autoantibody (TAAb) biomarkers for the diagnosis of high-grade serous ovarian cancer. METHODS: To detect TAAb we probed high-density programmable protein microarrays (NAPPA) containing 10,247 antigens with sera from patients with serous ovarian cancer (n=30 cases/30 healthy controls) and measured bound IgG. We identified 735 promising tumor antigens and evaluated these with an independent set of serous ovarian cancer sera (n=30 cases/30 benign disease controls/30 healthy controls)...
April 17, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424580/the-role-of-microrna-in-the-modulation-of-the-melanocortinergic-system
#18
REVIEW
Adel Derghal, Mehdi Djelloul, Jérôme Trouslard, Lourdes Mounien
The central control of energy balance involves a highly regulated neuronal network within the hypothalamus and the dorsal vagal complex. In these structures, pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons are known to reduce meal size and to increase energy expenditure. In addition, leptin, a peripheral signal that relays information regarding body fat content, modulates the activity of melanocortin pathway neurons including POMC-, Agouti-related peptide (AgRP)/Neuropeptide Y (NPY)-, melanocortin receptors (MC3R and MC4R)-expressing neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420709/thermal-imprinting-modifies-adult-stress-and-innate-immune-responsiveness-in-the-teleost-sea-bream
#19
Ana Patrícia Mateus, Rita Costa, João C R Cardoso, Karl B Andree, Alicia Estévez, Enric Gisbert, Deborah M Power
The impact of thermal imprinting during development on the plasticity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) axis and stress response in an adult ectotherm, the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata, L.), was assessed. Fish were reared under 4 thermal regimes and the resulting adults exposed to acute confinement stress and plasma cortisol levels and genes of the HPI axis monitored. Changes in immune function, a common result of stress, was also evaluated using histomorphometric measurements of melano-macrophages centres (MMCs) in the head kidney and by monitoring macrophage related transcripts...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407740/mu-opioid-receptor-and-delta-opioid-receptor-differentially-regulate-microglial-inflammatory-response-to-control-proopiomelanocortin-neuronal-apoptosis-in-the-hypothalamus-effects-of-neonatal-alcohol
#20
Pallavi Shrivastava, Miguel A Cabrera, Lucy G Chastain, Nadka I Boyadjieva, Shaima Jabbar, Tina Franklin, Dipak K Sarkar
BACKGROUND: Opioid receptors are known to control neurotransmission of various peptidergic neurons, but their potential role in regulation of microglia and neuronal cell communications is unknown. We investigated the role of mu-opioid receptors (MOR) and delta-opioid receptors (DOR) on microglia in the regulation of apoptosis in proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons induced by neonatal ethanol in the hypothalamus. METHODS: Neonatal rat pups were fed a milk formula containing ethanol or control diets between postnatal days 2-6...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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