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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504191/lethal-factor-antibodies-contribute-to-lethal-toxin-neutralization-in-recipients-of-anthrax-vaccine-precipitated
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Eric K Dumas, Lori Garman, Hannah Cuthbertson, Sue Charlton, Bassam Hallis, Renata J M Engler, Shyamal Choudhari, William D Picking, Judith A James, A Darise Farris
A major difference between two currently licensed anthrax vaccines is presence (United Kingdom Anthrax Vaccine Precipitated, AVP) or absence (United States Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed, AVA) of quantifiable amounts of the Lethal Toxin (LT) component Lethal Factor (LF). The primary immunogen in both vaccine formulations is Protective Antigen (PA), and LT-neutralizing antibodies directed to PA are an accepted correlate of vaccine efficacy; however, vaccination studies in animal models have demonstrated that LF antibodies can be protective...
May 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503166/inhibition-of-ectopic-arginine-vasopressin-production-by-phenytoin-in-the-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-line-lu-165
#2
Takahiro Ohta, Mitsuo Mita, Shigeru Hishinuma, Reiko Ishii-Nozawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masaru Shoji
Phenytoin, a voltage-gated sodium channel (NaV channel) antagonist, reportedly inhibits arginine vasopressin (AVP) release from an isolated rat neurohypophysis. So far, it is uncertain whether phenytoin has a direct action on ectopic AVP-producing neuroendocrine tumors. We studied the effect of phenytoin on the release of copeptin, the C-terminal fragment of pro-AVP, and expression of AVP gene in the human small cell lung cancer cell line Lu-165. Cells were maintained in RPMI1640 medium with 10% fetal bovine serum and were used within the fifth passage...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497569/early-onset-of-efficacy-and-consistency-of-response-across-multiple-migraine-attacks-from-the-randomized-compass-study-avp-825-breath-powered-%C3%A2-exhalation-delivery-system-sumatriptan-nasal-powder-vs-oral-sumatriptan
#3
Stephen Silberstein, Paul K Winner, Peter J McAllister, Stewart J Tepper, Rashmi Halker, Ramy A Mahmoud, Joao Siffert
OBJECTIVE: To further characterize the clinical utility of AVP-825 based on additional prespecified outcomes and post hoc analyses of COMPASS, a Phase 3 comparative efficacy trial of AVP-825 vs 100 mg oral sumatriptan (NCT01667679). AVP-825 was approved in January 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration under the name ONZETRA(®) Xsail(®) (sumatriptan nasal powder) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. BACKGROUND: AVP-825 is a delivery system that uses a patient's own breath to deliver low-dose sumatriptan powder to the upper posterior regions of the nasal cavity beyond the narrow nasal valve, areas lined with vascular mucosa conducive to rapid drug absorption into the systemic circulation...
May 11, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494452/the-novel-ser18del-avp-variant-causes-inherited-neurohypophyseal-diabetes-insipidus-by-mechanisms-shared-by-other-signal-peptide-variants
#4
Lise Bols Toustrup, Helene Kvistgaard, Johan Palmfeldt, Charlotte Kjaer Bjerre, Niels Gregersen, Søren Rittig, Thomas Juhl Corydon, Jane H Christensen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490690/a-decline-in-female-baboon-hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal-axis-activity-anticipates-aging
#5
Shanshan Yang, Kenneth G Gerow, Hillary F Huber, McKenna M Considine, Cun Li, Vicki Mattern, Anthony G Comuzzie, Stephen P Ford, Peter W Nathanielsz
Stressors that disrupt homeostasis advance aging. Glucocorticoids regulate multiple processes that determine the aging trajectory. Debate exists regarding life-course circulating glucocorticoid concentrations. Rodent and nonhuman primate studies indicate circulating glucocorticoids fall from early life. We measured fasting morning cortisol in 24 female baboons (6-21 years, human equivalent ~18-70). We also quantified hypothalamic paraventricular nuclear (PVN) arginine vasopressin (AVP), corticotropin-releasing hormone, steroid receptors, and pituitary proopiomelanocortin immunohistochemically in 14 of these females at 6-13 years...
May 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490529/effect-of-sodium-nitrite-on-renal-function-sodium-and-water-excretion-and-brachial-and-central-blood-pressure-in-healthy-subjects-a-dose-response-study
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Jeppe Bakkestroem Rosenbaek, Safa Al Therwani, Janni Majgaard Jensen, Frank Holden Mose, Christine Wandall-Frostholm, Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen, Jesper Noergaard Bech
Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) is converted to nitric oxide (NO) in vivo and has vasodilatory and natriuretic effects. Our aim was to examine the effects of NaNO2 on hemodynamics, sodium excretion and GFR. In a single-blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over study, we infused placebo (0.9% NaCl) or 0.58, 1.74, or 3.48 μmol NaNO2/kg/hour for two hours in twelve healthy subjects, after four days standard diet. Subjects were supine and water-loaded. We measured brachial and central blood pressure (BP), plasma concentrations of renin, angiotensin II, aldosterone, arginine vasopressin (P-AVP), and plasma nitrite (P-NO2(-)), GFR by Cr-EDTA clearance, fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) free water clearance (CH2O), and urinary excretion rate of guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (U-cGMP)...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487049/liver-cirrhosis-reversion-is-improved-in-hamsters-with-a-neurointermediate-pituitary-lobectomy
#7
A Quintanar-Stephano, J Ventura-Juárez, E Sánchez-Alemán, L R Aldaba-Muruato, D Cervantes-García, D Gonzalez-Blas, M H Muñoz-Ortega
Regulating mechanisms of fibrosis is an important goal in the treatment of fibrosis and liver cirrhosis. The role of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in promoting fibrosis in several organs has been well documented. However, the result of an AVP deficiency during liver fibrosis has not been reported. We herein study the effects of an AVP deficiency, which was induced by neurointermediate pituitary lobectomy (NIL), on liver cirrhosis and liver cirrhosis reversion. Hamsters were intact (control) or underwent CCl4-induced cirrhosis, the latter animals divided into four groups: Cirrhotic, NIL-cirrhotic, Cirrhotic-reversion (R) and NIL-cirrhotic-R...
May 7, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486525/hypothesis-driven-single-cell-dual-oscillator-mathematical-model-of-circadian-rhythms
#8
Shiju S, K Sriram
Molecular mechanisms responsible for 24 h circadian oscillations, entrainment to external cues, encoding of day length and the time-of-day effects have been well studied experimentally. However, it is still debated from the molecular network point of view whether each cell in suprachiasmatic nuclei harbors two molecular oscillators, where one tracks dawn and the other tracks dusk activities. A single cell dual morning and evening oscillator was proposed by Daan et al., based on the molecular network that has two sets of similar non-redundant per1/cry1 and per2/cry2 circadian genes and each can independently maintain their endogenous oscillations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462386/association-of-variants-of-arginine-vasopressin-and-arginine%C3%A2-vasopressin-receptor-1a-with-severe-acetaminophen%C3%A2-liver-injury
#9
Matthew Randesi, Orna Levran, Joel Correa da Rosa, Julia Hankins, Jody Rule, Mary Jeanne Kreek, William M Lee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acetaminophen-related acute liver injury and liver failure (ALF) result from ingestion of supratherapeutic quantities of this analgesic, frequently in association with other forms of substance abuse including alcohol, opioids, and cocaine. Thus, overdosing represents a unique high-risk behavior associated with other forms of drug use disorder. METHODS: We examined a series of 21 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 9 genes related to impulsivity and/or stress responsivity that may modify response to stress...
May 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455745/expanding-the-role-of-vasopressin-antagonism-in-polycystic-kidney-diseases-from-adults-to-children
#10
Peter Janssens, Caroline Weydert, Stephanie De Rechter, Karl Martin Wissing, Max Christoph Liebau, Djalila Mekahli
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) encompasses a group of genetic disorders that are common causes of renal failure. The two classic forms of PKD are autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Despite their clinical differences, ARPKD and ADPKD share many similarities. Altered intracellular Ca(2+) and increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) concentrations have repetitively been described as central anomalies that may alter signaling pathways leading to cyst formation...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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
#11
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/28432473/vasopressin-and-vasopressin-antagonists-in-heart-failure
#12
Julie K Vishram-Nielsen, Finn Gustafsson
Despite the introduction of multiple new pharmacological agents over the past three decades in the field of heart failure (HF), overall prognosis remains poor. Hyponatremia is prevalent in HF patients and has been suggested as a contributor to poor response to standard therapy. Elevated levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP), a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus, play a role in development of hyponatremia, and AVP and its surrogate, copeptin, are related to changes in osmolality, hemodynamics, neuro-hormones as well as in overall outcome in HF patients...
April 22, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420857/usefulness-of-anti-rabphilin-3a-antibodies-for-diagnosing-central-diabetes-insipidus-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Kanako Sakurai, Rika Yamashita, Satsuki Niituma, Shintaro Iwama, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Zenei Arihara, Kazuhiro Takahashi
We report a 27-year-old pregnant woman with polyuria, polydipsia and headache in the third trimester of pregnancy. Hypernatremia (153 mEq/L), high plasma osmolality (300 mOsm/kgH2O) and low urinary osmolality (92 mOsm/kgH2O) were observed at the admission to our hospital. Plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) level was inappropriately low (2.2 pg/mL) compared to the high plasma osmolality. Plasma AVP responses to hypertonic-saline infusion were blunted, and her urine osmolality increased in response to desmopressin...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413003/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-from-a-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-familial-neurohypophyseal-diabetes-insipidus-caused-by-a-variant-in-the-avp-gene
#14
Lise Bols Toustrup, Yan Zhou, Helene Kvistgaard, Niels Gregersen, Søren Rittig, Lars Aagaard, Thomas Juhl Corydon, Yonglun Luo, Jane H Christensen
Autosomal dominant familial neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus (adFNDI) is caused by variants in the arginine vasopressin (AVP) gene. Here we report the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a 42-year-old man carrying an adFNDI causing variant in exon 1 of the AVP gene using lentivirus-mediated nuclear reprogramming. The iPSCs carried the expected variant in the AVP gene. Furthermore, the iPSCs expressed pluripotency markers; displayed in vitro differentiation potential to the three germ layers and had a normal karyotype consistent with the original fibroblasts...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404583/acute-hypoxia-activates-neuroendocrine-but-not-pre-sympathetic-neurons-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus-differential-role-of-nitric-oxide
#15
K Max Coldren, De-Pei Li, David D Kline, Eileen M Hasser, Cheryl M Heesch
Hypoxia results in decreased arterial PO2, arterial chemoreflex activation, and compensatory increases in breathing, sympathetic outflow, and neuroendocrine secretions, including increased secretion of vasopressin (AVP), corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH), and corticosterone. In addition to a brainstem pathway including the nucleus tractus solitarius (nTS) and the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), medullary pathways to the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) contribute to chemoreflex responses...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401924/the-human-coparental-bond-implicates-distinct-corticostriatal-pathways-longitudinal-impact-on-family-formation-and-child-well-being
#16
Eyal Abraham, Gadi Gilam, Yaniv Kanat-Maymon, Yael Jacob, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, Talma Hendler, Ruth Feldman
Alloparental care, the cooperative care of offspring by group members other than the biological mother, has been widely practiced since early hominin evolution to increase infant survival and thriving. The coparental bond-a relationship of solidarity and commitment between two adults who join their effort to care for children- is a central contributor to children's well-being and sociality; yet, the neural basis of coparenting has not been studied in humans. Here, we followed 84 first-time co-parents (42 couples) across the first six years of family formation, including opposite-sex and same-sex couples, measured brain response to coparental stimuli, observed collaborative and undermining coparental behaviors in infancy and preschool, assayed oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP), and measured coparenting and child behavior problems at six years...
April 12, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377630/katp-channels-mediate-differential-metabolic-responses-to-glucose-shortage-of-the-dorsomedial-and-ventrolateral-oscillators-in-the-central-clock
#17
Jyh-Jeen Yang, Ruo-Ciao Cheng, Pi-Cheng Cheng, Yi-Chi Wang, Rong-Chi Huang
The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) central clock comprises two coupled oscillators, with light entraining the retinorecipient vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-positive ventrolateral oscillator, which then entrains the arginine vasopressin (AVP)-positive dorsomedial oscillator. While glucose availability is known to alter photic entrainment, it is unclear how the SCN neurones respond to metabolic regulation and whether the two oscillators respond differently. Here we show that the ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channel mediates differential responses to glucose shortage of the two oscillators...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374851/claudin-expression-in-the-rat-endolymphatic-duct-and-sac-first-insights-into-regulation-of-the-paracellular-barrier-by-vasopressin
#18
Daniel Runggaldier, Lidia Garcia Pradas, Peter H Neckel, Andreas F Mack, Bernhard Hirt, Corinna Gleiser
Hearing and balance functions of the inner ear rely on the homeostasis of the endolymphatic fluid. When disturbed, pathologic endolymphatic hydrops evolves as observed in Menière's disease. The molecular basis of inner ear fluid regulation across the endolymphatic epithelium is largely unknown. In this study we identified the specific expression of the tight junction (TJ) molecules Claudin 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 16 in epithelial preparations of the rat inner ear endolymphatic duct (ED) and endolymphatic sac (ES) by high-throughput qPCR and immunofluorescence confocal microscopy...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371737/place-preferences-associated-with-pups-or-cocaine-change-the-expression-of-d2r-v1ar-and-otr-in-the-nacc-and-mea-and-the-levels-of-plasma-avp-ot-t-and-e2-in-mandarin-vole-fathers
#19
Qianqian Fang, Jianli Wang
Drug abuse often has negative impacts on parenting behavior. The dopamine (DA), arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) systems are involved in paternal behavior and drug-induced behaviors. Mandarin voles (Microtus mandarinus) are socially monogamous rodents with high levels of paternal behavior. The aims of this study were to examine the protein expression levels of the DA 2-type receptor (D2R), AVP receptor 1A(V1aR) and OT receptor (OTR) in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) and medial amygdala (MeA) as well as the plasma hormone responses after mandarin vole fathers were conditioned with their pups or cocaine...
June 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368521/regulation-of-pulsatile-and-entropic-acth-secretion-under-fixed-exogenous-secretagogue-clamps
#20
Ferdinand Roelfsema, Paul Aoun, Paul Y Takahashi, Dana Erickson, Rebecca Yang, Johannes D Veldhuis
Background: Studies of ACTH secretion are hampered by unobservable hypothalamic CRH and AVP pulses. Clamping one of the secretagogues could allow indirect quantification of the impact of the endogenous heterotypic hormone. Methods: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study in 28 healthy adults (16 men), mean age 55 yr. Volunteers received leuprolide, followed by placebo or sex-steroid addback. Eucortisolemia was accomplished by oral ketoconazole and continuous iv cortisol administration with 10 h of 10-min sampling...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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