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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
#2
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
#3
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
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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
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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
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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
#7
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...
March 4, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368521/regulation-of-pulsatile-and-entropic-acth-secretion-under-fixed-exogenous-secretagogue-clamps
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367113/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-altered-expression-of-memory-and-neurotransmission-associated-genes-in-the-rem-sleep-deprived-rat-brain
#9
Santosh C Narwade, Birendra N Mallick, Deepti D Deobagkar
Sleep disorders are associated with cognitive impairment. Selective rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) deprivation (REMSD) alters several physiological processes and behaviors. By employing NGS platform we carried out transcriptomic analysis in brain samples of control rats and those exposed to REMSD. The expression of genes involved in chromatin assembly, methylation, learning, memory, regulation of synaptic transmission, neuronal plasticity and neurohypophysial hormone synthesis were altered. Increased transcription of BMP4, DBH and ATP1B2 genes after REMSD supports our earlier findings and hypothesis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366740/visual-input-to-the-drosophila-central-complex-by-developmentally-and-functionally-distinct-neuronal-populations
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Jaison Jiro Omoto, Mehmet Fatih Keleş, Bao-Chau Minh Nguyen, Cheyenne Bolanos, Jennifer Kelly Lovick, Mark Arthur Frye, Volker Hartenstein
The Drosophila central brain consists of stereotyped neural lineages, developmental-structural units of macrocircuitry formed by the sibling neurons of single progenitors called neuroblasts. We demonstrate that the lineage principle guides the connectivity and function of neurons, providing input to the central complex, a collection of neuropil compartments important for visually guided behaviors. One of these compartments is the ellipsoid body (EB), a structure formed largely by the axons of ring (R) neurons, all of which are generated by a single lineage, DALv2...
March 23, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359742/increased-vasopressin-expression-in-the-bnst-accompanies-paternally-induced-territoriality-in-male-and-female-california-mouse-offspring
#11
Christine N Yohn, Amanda B Leithead, Elizabeth A Becker
While developmental consequences of parental investment on species-typical social behaviors has been extensively characterized in same-sex parent-offspring interactions, the impact of opposite-sex relationships is less clear. In the bi-parental California mouse (Peromyscus californicus), paternal retrieval behavior induces territorial aggression and the expression of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in adult male offspring. Although similar patterns of territorially emerge among females, the sexually dimorphic AVP system has not been considered since it is generally thought to regulate male-typical behavior...
March 27, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344355/increased-soil-nutrition-and-decreased-light-intensity-drive-species-loss-after-eight-years-grassland-enclosures
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Jingpeng Li, Zhirong Zheng, Hongtao Xie, Nianxi Zhao, Yubao Gao
Enclosures (fenced, grazing or clipping) within a certain period of years are the most common tools for restoration of degraded grasslands in temperate regions. Short-term enclosures can improve biodiversity and productivity by effectively relieving grazing pressure, while long-term enclosures can reduce species diversity. We therefore carried out a field experiment to investigate the specific causes of the reduced species diversity in Hulunbeier grassland of northern China. After eight years of enclosure, the significantly increased soil available nitrogen (AN) and available phosphorus (AvP) in enclosure community reduced nitrogen (N) limitation but most vegetation was still N limited...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340511/quantitative-mapping-reveals-age-and-sex-differences-in-vasopressin-but-not-oxytocin-immunoreactivity-in-the-rat-social-behavior-neural-network
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Brett T DiBenedictis, Elizabeth R Nussbaum, Harry K Cheung, Alexa H Veenema
The neuropeptides vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) have been implicated in the regulation of numerous social behaviors in adult and juvenile animals. AVP and OT signaling predominantly occur within a circuit of interconnected brain regions known collectively as the "social behavior neural network" (SBNN). Importantly, AVP and OT signaling within the SBNN has been shown to differentially regulate diverse social behaviors, depending on the age and/or sex of the animal. We hypothesized that variation in the display of these behaviors is due in part to age and sex differences in AVP and OT synthesis within the SBNN...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336818/increased-exposure-to-sodium-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-changes-basal-and-induced-behavioral-and-neuroendocrine-responses-in-adult-male-offspring
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Marcia S Silva, Fabiana Lúcio-Oliveira, Andre Souza Mecawi, Lucas F Almeida, Silvia G Ruginsk, Michael P Greenwood, Mingkwan Greenwood, Laura Vivas, Lucila L K Elias, David Murphy, José Antunes-Rodrigues
Excessive sodium (Na(+)) intake in modern society has been associated with several chronic disorders such as hypertension. Several studies suggest that early life events can program physiological systems and lead to functional changes in adulthood. Therefore, we investigated behavioral and neuroendocrine responses under basal conditions and after 48 h of water deprivation in adult (60-day-old Wistar rats) male, Wistar rats originating from dams were offered only water or 0.15 mol/L NaCl during pregnancy and lactation...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329739/peptides-derived-from-glycoproteins-h-and-b-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-and-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-are-capable-of-blocking-herpetic-infection-in-vitro
#15
Abraham Cetina-Corona, Uriel López-Sánchez, Juana Salinas-Trujano, Alfonso Méndez-Tenorio, Blanca Lilia Barrón, Jesus Torres-Flores
AIMS: The aim of this study was to design peptides derived from glycoproteins H (gH) and B (gB) of herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) with the potential to block herpetic infection and to evaluate their ability to inhibit HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection in vitro. METHODS: A library of continuous 15-25 residue stretches (CRSs) located at the surface of gH and gB from HSV-1 and HSV-2 was created. These CRSs were analyzed, and only those that were highly flexible and rich in charged residues were selected for the design of the antiviral peptides (AVPs)...
March 23, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323954/heterogeneity-of-calcium-responses-to-secretagogues-in-corticotrophs-from-male-rats
#16
Nicola Romanò, Heather McClafferty, Jamie J Walker, Paul Le Tissier, Michael J Shipston
Heterogeneity in homotypic cellular responses is an important feature of many biological systems, and has been shown to be prominent in most anterior pituitary hormonal cell types. Here we analyse heterogeneity in the responses to hypothalamic secretagogues in the corticotroph cell population of adult male rats. Using the genetically-encoded calcium indicator GCaMP6s, we determined the intracellular calcium responses of these cells to CRH and AVP. Our experiments revealed marked population heterogeneity in the response to these peptides, in terms of amplitude and dynamics of the responses, as well as the sensitivity to different concentrations and duration of stimuli...
March 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294453/a-translational-approach-for-nmda-receptor-profiling-as-a-vulnerability-biomarker-for-depression-and-schizophrenia
#17
Handan Gunduz-Bruce, Joshua Kenney, Suravi Changlani, Aldo Peixoto, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Cheryl Leone, Nina Stachenfeld
Altered N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activity and glutamate signaling may underlie the pathogenesis of both schizophrenia and depression in subgroups of patients. In schizophrenia, pharmacologic modeling, postmortem and imaging data suggest reduced NMDA signaling. In contrast, recent clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of the NMDA antagonist ketamine in severely depressed patients suggest increased NMDA receptor signaling. We conducted a proof of concept study to assess whether there is any in vivo evidence for an inverse association in depression and schizophrenia with respect to the NMDA receptor function...
March 13, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290267/characterisation-of-penicillin-and-tetracycline-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-bovine-milk-samples-in-minas-gerais-brazil
#18
Caroline L Martini, Carla C Lange, Maria Avp Brito, João B Ribeiro, Letícia C Mendonça, Eliana K Vaz
This Regional Research Communication describes the characterisation of ampicillin, penicillin and tetracycline resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Ninety S. aureus isolates from bovine mastitis exhibiting phenotypic resistance to ampicillin, penicillin and/or tetracycline were selected for this study. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of each antibiotic was determined using the E-Test® and the production of beta-lactamase was determined by cefinase disks...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288570/effect-of-tolvaptan-on-renal-water-and-sodium-excretion-and-blood-pressure-during-nitric-oxide-inhibition-a-dose-response-study-in-healthy-subjects
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Safa Al Therwani, Jeppe Bakkestrøm Rosenbæk, Frank Holden Mose, Jesper Nørgaard Bech, Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tolvaptan is a selective vasopressin receptor antagonist. Nitric Oxide (NO) promotes renal water and sodium excretion, but the effect is unknown in the nephron's principal cells. In a dose-response study, we measured the effect of tolvaptan on renal handling of water and sodium and systemic hemodynamics, during baseline and NO-inhibition with L-NMMA (L-NG-monomethyl-arginine). METHODS: In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, cross over study, 15 healthy subjects received tolvaptan 15, 30 and 45 mg or placebo...
March 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283809/genes-related-to-oxytocin-and-arginine-vasopressin-pathways-associations-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Rong Zhang, Hong-Feng Zhang, Ji-Sheng Han, Song-Ping Han
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impaired social interactions, communication deficits, and repetitive behavior. Although the mechanisms underlying its etiology and manifestations are poorly understood, several lines of evidence from rodent and human studies suggest involvement of the evolutionarily highly-conserved oxytocin (OXT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP), as these neuropeptides modulate various aspects of mammalian social behavior. As far as we know, there is no comprehensive review of the roles of the OXT and AVP systems in the development of ASD from the genetic aspect...
April 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
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