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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323939/tac1-gene-products-regulate-pituitary-hormone-secretion-and-gene-expression-in-prepubertal-grass-carp-pituitary-cells
#1
Guangfu Hu, Mulan He, Wendy K W Ko, Anderson O L Wong
Tachykinin 1 (TAC1) is known to have diverse functions in mammals but similar information is scarce in lower vertebrates including fish species. Using grass carp as a model, the pituitary actions, receptor specificity and post-receptor signaling of TAC1 gene products, namely substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA), were examined. As a first step, TAC1 encoding carp SP and NKA as well as tachykinin receptors NK1R and NK2R were cloned in carp pituitary. Expression studies revealed that the newly cloned receptors were functional and with pharmacological properties similar to mammalian counterparts...
March 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323931/in-vitro-head-to-head-comparison-between-octreotide-and-pasireotide-in-gh-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
#2
Federico Gatto, Richard A Feelders, Sanne E Franck, Peter M van Koetsveld, Fadime Dogan, Johan M Kros, Sebastian J C M M Neggers, Aart-Jan van der Lely, Steven W J Lamberts, Diego Ferone, Leo J Hofland
Context: First-generation somatostatin analogs (SSAs), such as octreotide (OCT), are the first line medical therapy for acromegaly. Pasireotide (PAS), a newly developed SSA, has shown promising results in the treatment of acromegaly. Objective: To compare the anti-secretory effect of OCT and PAS in primary cultures of GH-secreting pituitary adenomas (GH-omas). To correlate responses with the adenoma somatostatin receptor (SSTR) profile. Design: The effect of OCT and PAS on GH (and PRL) secretion was tested in 33 GH-oma primary cultures...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317246/brain-gene-expression-is-influenced-by-incubation-temperature-during-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius-development
#3
Maria Michela Pallotta, Mimmo Turano, Raffaele Ronca, Marcello Mezzasalma, Agnese Petraccioli, Gaetano Odierna, Teresa Capriglione
Sexual differentiation (SD) during development results in anatomical, metabolic, and physiological differences that involve not only the gonads, but also a variety of other biological structures, such as the brain, determining differences in morphology, behavior, and response in the breeding season. In many reptiles, whose sex is determined by egg incubation temperature, such as the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius, embryos incubated at different temperatures clearly differ in the volume of brain nuclei that modulate behavior...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302567/alpha2-adrenoceptor-agonists-trigger-prolactin-signaling-in-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Lilian Fedra Castillo, Ezequiel M Rivero, Vincent Goffin, Isabel Alicia Lüthy
Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women worldwide. We have described the expression of α2-adrenoceptors in breast cancer cell lines, associated with increased cell proliferation and tumor growth. A mitogenic autocrine/paracrine loop of prolactin (Prl) has been described in breast cancer cells. We hypothesized that the α2-adrenergic enhancement of proliferation could be mediated, at least in part, by this Prl loop. In both T47D and MCF-7 cell lines, the incubation with the α2-adrenergic agonist dexmedetomidine significantly increased Prl release into the culture medium (measured by the Nb2 bioassay), this effect being reversed by the α2-adrenergic antagonist rauwolscine...
March 14, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300671/the-effect-of-cart-on-pituitary-hormones-release-from-cultured-pituitary-cells-harvested-from-fasted-and-fed-ad-libitum-male-rats
#5
M Chmielowska, B Baranowska, E Wolinska-Witort, L Martynska, M Kalisz, A Litwiniuk, W Bik
Cocaine and Amphetamine-Regulated Transcript (CART) is widely expressed in the central nervous system and in several endocrine organs. CART is an important factor in the regulation of energy homeostasis. The aim of the study was to assess the role of CART in physiological response of pituitary cells in a course of starvation. The pituitary cells harvested from starved and fed ad libitum male rats were cultured for 48h and treated with: 0.1nM, 1nM, 10nM or 100nM doses of CART. The medium was collected after 60min and stored at -70°C until samples were further assayed for: LH, FSH, PRL, GH, TSH and ACTH...
March 11, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284838/prl-3-ptp4a3-phosphatase-regulates-integrin-%C3%AE-1-in-adhesion-structures-during-migration-of-human-ocular-melanoma-cells
#6
Malika Foy, Océane Anézo, Simon Saule, Nathalie Planque
In a previous transcriptomic analysis of 63 ocular melanomas of the uvea, we found that expression of the PRL-3/PTP4A3 gene, encoding a phosphatase that is anchored to the plasma membrane, was associated with the risk of metastasis, and a poor prognosis. We also showed that PRL-3 overexpression in OCM-1 ocular melanoma cells significantly increased cell migration in vitro and invasiveness in vivo, suggesting a direct role for PRL-3 in the metastatic spreading of uveal melanoma. Here, we aimed to identify PRL-3 substrates at the plasma membrane involved in adhesion to the extracellular matrix...
March 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277129/daytime-decrease-of-prolactin-levels-is-associated-with-pcos-regardless-to-nutritional-status-and-other-hormones-levels
#7
Grzegorz Franik, Paweł Madej, Magdalena Guz-Lem, Aleksander Owczarek, Jerzy Chudek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to analyze daytime changes of prolactin level depending on nutritional status and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and fifteen (69 normal weight, 21 overweight and 25 obese) diagnosed with PCOS and 77 (37 normal weight, 18 overweight and 22 obese) women - Non-PCOS without concomitant diseases were enrolled. Body mass and height were measured and BMI was calculated. Serum concentrations of FSH, LH, E2, testosterone, TSH and PRL were determined morning 6...
February 21, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263753/the-maternal-plasma-proteome-changes-as-a-function-of-gestational-age-in-normal-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-study
#8
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Eli Maymon, Piya Chaemsaithong, Zhonghui Xu, Percy Pacora, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Bogdan Done, Sonia S Hassan, Adi L Tarca
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy is accompanied by dramatic physiologic changes in maternal plasma proteins. Characterization of the maternal plasma proteome in normal pregnancy is an essential step for understanding changes to predict pregnancy outcome. The objective of this study was to describe maternal plasma proteins that change in abundance with advancing gestational age, and determine biological processes that are perturbed in normal pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A longitudinal study included 43 normal pregnancies that had a term delivery of an infant who was appropriate for gestational age (AGA) without maternal or neonatal complications...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259983/therapeutic-effects-of-schisandra-chinensis-on-the-hyperprolactinemia-in-rat
#9
So-Hye Hong, Mei Li, Eui-Bae Jeung, Geun-Shik Lee, Eui-Ju Hong, Young-Whan Choi, Beum-Soo An
Prolactin (PRL) is secreted from the pituitary gland in response to eating, mating, and ovulation. Increased serum concentration of PRL during pregnancy contributes to enlargement of the mammary glands of the breasts and prepares for production of milk. However, high PRL levels derived from prolactinoma and hyperprolactinemia induce physiological disorders such as infertility and early menopause. Natural compounds isolated from S. chinensis have been known to possess anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259137/chronic-endometritis-modifies-decidualization-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells
#10
Di Wu, Fuminori Kimura, Luyi Zheng, Mitsuaki Ishida, Yoko Niwa, Kimiko Hirata, Akie Takebayashi, Akiko Takashima, Kentaro Takahashi, Ryoji Kushima, Guangmei Zhang, Takashi Murakami
BACKGROUND: Chronic endometritis (CE) is a continuous inflammation of uterine endometrium, and it is usually symptomless. As CE has been thought not to affect the reproductive status and general health of affected women, its significance has not been explored. However, recent studies have shown that CE is related with repeated implantation failures after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, unexplained infertility, and recurrent miscarriages. As decidua differentiates to support the implantation process and maintains the pregnancy, we hypothesized that CE may influence the process of decidualization...
March 4, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246390/prl3-phosphatase-active-site-is-required-for-binding-the-putative-magnesium-transporter-cnnm3
#11
Huizhi Zhang, Guennadi Kozlov, Xinlu Li, Howie Wu, Irina Gulerez, Kalle Gehring
The phosphatases of regenerating liver (PRLs) are involved in tumorigenesis and metastatic cancer yet their cellular function remains unclear. Recent reports have shown PRL phosphatases bind tightly to the CNNM family of membrane proteins to regulate magnesium efflux. Here, we characterize the interactions between the CBS-pair (Bateman) domain of CNNM3 and either PRL2 or PRL3 using X-ray crystallography, isothermal titration calorimetry, and activity assays. We report four new crystal structures of PRL proteins bound to the CNNM3 CBS-pair domain that reveal the effects of cysteine disulphide formation and nucleotide binding on complex formation...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245492/a-preferred-retinal-location-of-fixation-can-be-induced-when-systematic-stimulus-relocations-are-applied
#12
Maria J Barraza-Bernal, Katharina Rifai, Siegfried Wahl
Patients with central vision loss obtain visual information by fixating on an object eccentrically with a preferred retinal locus of fixation (PRL). Patients do not always choose the most efficient PRL position, and as a consequence, visual performance is not always fully exploited. This study investigates whether PRLs can be induced by applying systematic stimulus relocations. The PRL was trained using a central scotoma simulation in 15 healthy subjects. They performed different visual tasks during four sessions, after which their reading performance was evaluated...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245453/a-novel-clinical-entity-of-autoimmune-endocrinopathy-anti-pit-1-antibody-syndrome
#13
Genzo Iguchi, Hironori Bando, Yutaka Takahashi
Pituitary-specific transcription factor 1 (PIT-1; POU domain, class 1, transcription factor 1 (POU1F1)) is an essential transcription factor for the differentiation of somatotrophs, lactotrophs, and thyrotrophs, and for the expression of growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Mutations in PIT-1 cause congenital defects in GH and PRL secretion and severe TSH insufficiency. Anti-PIT-1 antibody syndrome, firstly reported in 2011, is characterized by acquired GH, PRL, and TSH deficiencies without PIT-1 mutation and is associated with the presence of the circulating antibody against PIT-1 protein as a marker...
2017: Frontiers of Hormone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245452/prolactin-an-immunomodulator-in-health-and-disease
#14
Wilson Savino
Various lines of evidence show that prolactin (PRL) is an immunomodulator in health and disease. Cells of the immune system express PRL receptors and respond to the cognate ligand. Also, PRL itself is produced by several immune cells, indicating that in addition to its classic endocrine effects, it may also act via paracrine/autocrine pathways. PRL stimulates B and T lymphocyte proliferation, and its excess is associated with the appearance or recrudescence of various systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases, as demonstrated by experimental studies performed in mice, and by human case reports and case control studies...
2017: Frontiers of Hormone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245352/the-association-of-a-probiotic-with-a-prebiotic-flortec-bracco-to-improve-the-quality-quantity-of-spermatozoa-in-infertile-patients-with-idiopathic-oligoasthenoteratospermia-a-pilot-study
#15
C Maretti, G Cavallini
The hypothesis that the assumption of a probiotic associated with a prebiotic (Flortec, Bracco; one sachet contains: Lactobacillus paracasei B21060 5 × 10(9) cells + arabinogalctan 1243 mg + oligo-fructosaccharides 700 mg + l-glutamine 500 mg) could improve the quality and quantity of spermatozoa in idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia (iAOT) patients to a larger extent than a control substance (starch) was tested. Forty-one patients with no chromosomal aberrations were randomized into two groups: 20 received Flortec, one sachet per day for 6 months, whereas 21 received the control substance...
February 28, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221365/glial-glt-1-blockade-in-infralimbic-cortex-as-a-new-strategy-to-evoke-rapid-antidepressant-like-effects-in-rats
#16
J Gasull-Camós, M Tarrés-Gatius, F Artigas, A Castañé
Ketamine and deep brain stimulation produce rapid antidepressant effects in humans and rodents. An increased AMPA receptor (AMPA-R) signaling in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) has been suggested to mediate these responses. However, little research has addressed the direct effects of enhancing glutamate tone or AMPA-R stimulation in mPFC subdivisions. The current study investigates the behavioral and neurochemical consequences of glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) blockade or s-AMPA microinfusion in the infralimbic (IL) and prelimbic (PrL) cortex...
February 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216655/a-novel-thymoma-associated-autoimmune-disease-anti-pit-1-antibody-syndrome
#17
Hironori Bando, Genzo Iguchi, Yasuhiko Okimura, Yukiko Odake, Kenichi Yoshida, Ryusaku Matsumoto, Kentaro Suda, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Hidenori Fukuoka, Atsuko Mokubo, Katsuyoshi Tojo, Yoshimasa Maniwa, Wataru Ogawa, Yutaka Takahashi
Anti-PIT-1 antibody syndrome has recently been reported and characterized by acquired growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) deficiencies associated with autoimmunity to a pituitary specific transcription factor PIT-1, which plays an essential role in GH-, PRL-, and TSH-producing cells. Although circulating anti-PIT-1 antibody and PIT-1-reactive cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) were detected in the patients, the pathophysiology and precise mechanisms for the autoimmunity remain unclarified...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212475/-frequency-of-increased-thyrotropin-in-women-with-hyperprolactinemia
#18
Sebastián Carranza-Lira, María Luisa Daza-Carrasco, Rosario Chán-Verdugo
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism has been associated to hyperprolactinemia. The aim was to establish the frequency of high thyrotropin (TSH) levels in women with hyperprolactinemia. METHODS: Retrospective, observational, open, and non-controlled study, which included all the non-pregnant women whose prolactin (PRL) and TSH levels were measured between January 1 and December 31, 2014. RESULTS: 437 women were studied. The most frequent diagnoses that motivated PRL measurement were: infertility (31...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210900/false-responses-of-renilla-luciferase-reporter-control-to-nuclear-receptor-tr4
#19
Dongyun Zhang, Sam S Atlasi, Krishna K Patel, Zihao Zhuang, Anthony P Heaney
Renilla luciferase reporter is a widely used internal control in dual luciferase reporter assay system, where its transcription is driven by a constitutively active promoter. However, the authenticity of the Renilla luciferase response in some experimental settings has recently been questioned. Testicular receptor 4 (TR4, also known as NR2C2) belongs to the subfamily 2 of nuclear receptors. TR4 binds to a direct repeat regulatory element in the promoter of a variety of target genes and plays a key role in tumorigenesis, lipoprotein regulation, and central nervous system development...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210739/retinal-oxidative-stress-at-the-onset-of-diabetes-determined-by-synchrotron-ftir-widefield-imaging-towards-diabetes-pathogenesis
#20
Ebrahim Aboualizadeh, Mahsa Ranji, Christine M Sorenson, Reyhaneh Sepehr, Nader Sheibani, Carol J Hirschmugl
Diabetic retinopathy is a microvascular complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. In the present study, we aimed to determine the nature of diabetes-induced, highly localized biochemical changes in the neuroretina at the onset of diabetes. High-resolution synchrotron Fourier transform infrared (s-FTIR) wide field microscopy coupled with multivariate analysis (PCA-LDA) was employed to identify biomarkers of diabetic retinopathy with spatial resolution at the cellular level. We compared the retinal tissue prepared from 6-week-old Ins2(Akita/+) heterozygous (Akita/+, N = 6; a model of diabetes) male mice with the wild-type (control, N = 6) mice...
February 17, 2017: Analyst
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