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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212475/-frequency-of-increased-thyrotropin-in-women-with-hyperprolactinemia
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192092/peripheral-oculomotor-training-in-individuals-with-healthy-visual-systems-effects-of-training-and-training-transfer
#4
Dylan Rose, Peter Bex
Individuals with pathological or simulated central visual field loss can be trained to use a preferred retinal locus (PRL) as a substitute for their non-functioning fovea. The functional benefits of a stable PRL are well documented, but little is known about oculomotor adaptations during PRL acquisition or transfer of training to another location in response to real or simulated disease progression. In this study, eight normally-sighted observers were trained to use a pseudo-PRL (pPRL) at one of two locations by guiding an eccentrically placed, gaze-contingent ring over a fixation target...
February 9, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186089/adenovirus-mediated-tipe2-overexpression-inhibits-gastric-cancer-metastasis-via-reversal-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#5
H Yin, X Huang, M Tao, Q Hu, J Qiu, W Chen, J Wu, Y Xie
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha-induced protein 8-like 2 (TNFAIP8L2; also termed TIPE2) has been shown to be involved in both the immune-negative modulation and cancer. We previously found that TIPE2 is lost in human gastric cancer, and TIPE2 restoration suppresses gastric cancer growth by induction of apoptosis and impairment of protein kinase B (PKB/AKT) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase-1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling. However, its correlation with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in gastric cancer is largely elusive...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181484/bim-23a760-influences-key-functional-endpoints-in-pituitary-adenomas-and-normal-pituitaries-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-differential-response-in-adenomas
#6
Alejandro Ibáñez-Costa, Laura M López-Sánchez, Manuel D Gahete, Esther Rivero-Cortés, Mari C Vázquez-Borrego, María A Gálvez, Andrés de la Riva, Eva Venegas-Moreno, Luis Jiménez-Reina, Alberto Moreno-Carazo, Francisco J Tinahones, Silvia Maraver-Selfa, Miguel A Japón, Juan A García-Arnés, Alfonso Soto-Moreno, Susan M Webb, Rhonda D Kineman, Michael D Culler, Justo P Castaño, Raúl M Luque
Chimeric somatostatin/dopamine compounds such as BIM-23A760, an sst2/sst5/D2 receptors-agonist, have emerged as promising new approaches to treat pituitary adenomas. However, information on direct in vitro effects of BIM-23A760 in normal and tumoral pituitaries remains incomplete. The objective of this study was to analyze BIM-23A760 effects on functional parameters (Ca(2+) signaling, hormone expression/secretion, cell viability and apoptosis) in pituitary adenomas (n = 74), and to compare with the responses of normal primate and human pituitaries (n = 3-5)...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166972/comparison-between-allantochorion-membrane-and-amniotic-sac-detection-by-per-rectal-palpation-for-pregnancy-diagnosis-on-pregnancy-loss-calving-rates-and-abnormalities-in-newborn-calves
#7
Juan E Romano, Pablo Pinedo, Kelsey Bryan, Roney S Ramos, Karol G Solano, Daniel Merchan, Juan Velez
The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the pregnancy diagnosis by detection of either the allantochorion membrane (FMS) or amniotic sac (ASP) by per rectum palpation (PRP) during late embryonic or early fetal period on pregnancy loss (PRL) at reexamination, calving rates, and abnormalities in newborn calves. A controlled randomized blind design with 800 lactating dairy pregnant cows diagnosed by transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) between Days 35 and 57 of gestation from one dairy farm were included...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163696/vasoinhibin-an-n-terminal-prolactin-fragment-directly-inhibits-cardiac-angiogenesis-in-three-dimensional-heart-culture
#8
Ryojun Nakajima, Eri Nakamura, Toshio Harigaya
Vasoinhibins (Vi) are fragments of the growth hormone/prolactin (PRL) family and have antiangiogenic functions in many species. It is considered that Vi derived from PRL are involved in the pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). However, the pathogenic mechanism of PPCM, as well as heart angiogenesis, is not yet clear. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to clarify whether Vi act directly on angiogenesis inhibition in heart blood vessels. Endothelial cell viability was decreased by Vi treatment in a culture experiment...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152004/prolactin-rs1341239-t-allele-may-have-protective-role-against-the-brick-tea-type-skeletal-fluorosis
#9
Bing-Yun Li, Yan-Mei Yang, Yang Liu, Jing Sun, Yan Ye, Xiao-Na Liu, Hong-Xu Liu, Zhen-Qi Sun, Mang Li, Jing Cui, Dian-Jun Sun, Yan-Hui Gao
OBJECTIVE: Prolactin (PRL) has been reported to be associated with increased bone turnover, and increased bone turnover is also a feature of skeletal fluorosis (SF). Autocrine/paracrine production of PRL is regulated by the extrapituitary promoter and a polymorphism in the extrapituitary PRL promoter at -1149 (rs1341239) is associated with disturbances of bone metabolism in other diseases. Here, we have investigated the possibility that the rs1341239 polymorphism is associated with SF, which results from the consumption of brick tea...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149157/effects-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-combined-with-clomiphene-on-serum-e2-fsh-lh-and-prl-levels-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#10
Huang Yonggang, Lu Xiaosheng, Huang Zhaoxia, Chen Yilu, Lv Jiqiang, Zhang Huina
OBJECTIVE: Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin combined with clomiphene on serum E2, FSH, LH and PRL levels in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome were analyzed. METHODS: 90 patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome treated from January 2015 to March 2016 were randomly and evenly divided into control group and observation group. Patients in the control group were only treated with clomiphene. On the basis of the treatment in control group, human chorionic gonadotropin was added in the treatment of observation group...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144938/immunocytochemical-identification-and-ontogeny-of-adenohypophyseal-cells-in-a-cave-fish-phreatichthys-andruzzii-cypriniformes-cyprinidae
#11
G Grandi, M Pezzi, M G Marchetti, M Chicca
The morphogenesis of the pituitary gland and the chronological appearance of adenohypophyseal cells were investigated for the first time in the Somalian cave fish Phreatichthys andruzzii by immunocytochemistry. The adult adenohypophysis contained: a rostral pars distalis, with prolactin (PRL) cells arranged in follicles and adrenocorticotropic (ACTH) cells, a proximal pars distalis with somatotropic (GH), β-thyrotropic (TSH), β-gonadotropic type I (FSH) and type II (LH) cells and a pars intermedia with α-somatolactin (SL), α-melanotropic (MSH) and β-endorphin (END) cells...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138254/expression-of-phosphatase-of-regenerating-liver-3-is-associated-with-prognosis-of-wilms-tumor
#12
Fengyin Sun, Wenyi Li, Lie Wang, Changfeng Jiao
OBJECTIVE: The current study was undertaken to explore the clinical and prognostic value of phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) expression in Wilms' tumor. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with Wilms' tumor in Qilu Hospital from January 2003 to July 2009 were enrolled in the study. Protein expression level of PRL-3 was examined by immunohistochemical staining, and the correlation between PRL-3 expression and histopathological parameters, clinical variables, and outcome of patients with Wilms' tumor were analyzed...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137551/bromocriptine-induces-autophagy-dependent-cell-death-in-pituitary-adenomas
#13
Xin Geng, Lixin Ma, Zefu Li, Zhenzhu Li, Jianmin Li, Meng Li, Qingbo Wang, Zheng Chen, Qikai Sun
BACKGROUND: Bromocriptine(BRC) is effective in patients with prolactinoma. However, the cytotoxic mechanism of BRC remains unknown. METHODS: Slices for immunohistochemical pathology were randomly selected from 37 paraffin-embedded prolactinoma tissue sections. LC3 was detected by immunohistochemistry. GH3 and MMQ cells were treated by BRC and/or rapamycin (RAPA). Cell viability and the cell cycle were measured by CCK-8 and flow cytometry, respectively. ELISA measured prolactin secretion...
January 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135285/dysregulation-of-in-vitro-decidualization-of-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-by-insulin-via-transcriptional-inhibition-of-forkhead-box-protein-o1
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Dorina Ujvari, Ivika Jakson, Shabnam Babayeva, Daniel Salamon, Bence Rethi, Sebastian Gidlöf, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
Insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia are characteristic features of obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome, and both are associated with reduced fertility and implantation. There is little knowledge about the effect of insulin on the decidualization process and previous findings are contradictory. We investigated the effect of insulin on the regulation of forkhead box protein O1 (FOXO1), one of the most important transcription factors during decidualization. Endometrial stromal cells were isolated from six healthy, regularly menstruating women and decidualized in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130617/prolactin-has-a-pathogenic-role-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Luis J Jara, Gabriela Medina, Miguel A Saavedra, Olga Vera-Lastra, Honorio Torres-Aguilar, Carmen Navarro, Monica Vazquez Del Mercado, Luis R Espinoza
Prolactin, a 23-kDa peptide hormone, is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and extrapituitary sites including the immune cells. Prolactin (PRL) participates in innate and adaptive immune response. PRL stimulates the immune cells by binding to receptor (PRL-R). Binding of PRL to its receptor activates the Janus kinase-signal transducer (JAK-STAT). Activation of these cascades results in endpoints such as immunoestimulator and immunosupressor action. Prolactin belongs to the network of immune-neuroendocrine interaction...
January 28, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130410/mechanisms-for-pacap-induced-prolactin-gene-expression-in-grass-carp-pituitary-cells
#16
Chengyuan Lin, Xue Jiang, Mulan He, Ling Zhao, Tao Huang, Zhaoxiang Bian, Anderson O L Wong
In mammals, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a pleiotropic hormone with diverse functions but its role in prolactin (PRL) regulation is highly controversial. To shed light on PRL regulation by PACAP in fish model, grass carp pituitary cells was used as a model to examine the receptor specificity and signal transduction for PACAP modulation of PRL gene expression in the carp pituitary. Using RT-PCR, PACAP-selective PAC-I receptor was detected in carp lactotrophs. In carp pituitary cells, nanomolar doses of PACAP, but not VIP, could elevate PRL secretion and protein production with concurrent rise in PRL mRNA and these stimulatory effects were blocked by PACAP antagonist but not VIP antagonist...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125591/maternal-pre-pregnancy-obesity-is-associated-with-altered-placental-transcriptome
#17
Signe Altmäe, Maria Teresa Segura, Francisco J Esteban, Sabine Bartel, Pilar Brandi, Martin Irmler, Johannes Beckers, Hans Demmelmair, Carmen López-Sabater, Berthold Koletzko, Susanne Krauss-Etschmann, Cristina Campoy
Maternal obesity has a major impact on pregnancy outcomes. There is growing evidence that maternal obesity has a negative influence on placental development and function, thereby adversely influencing offspring programming and health outcomes. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes are poorly understood. We analysed ten term placenta's whole transcriptomes in obese (n = 5) and normal weight women (n = 5), using the Affymetrix microarray platform. Analyses of expression data were carried out using non-parametric methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123551/cell-death-in-a-co-culture-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-and-human-umbilical-vascular-endothelial-cells-in-a-medium-lacking-glucose-and-arginine
#18
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Human primary hepatocytes are able to survive in a medium without glucose and arginine that is instead supplemented with galactose and ornithine (hepatocyte selection medium; HSM). This is because the cells produce glucose and arginine by the action of galactokinase (GALK) and ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OTC), respectively. It was expected that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells do not survive in HSM. In the current study, HCC cell lines (namely HLE, HLF, PLC/PRL/5, Hep3B and HepG2) and human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured in HSM, and the expression levels of GALK1, GALK2 and OTC were analyzed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123085/seasonal-and-photoperiodic-regulation-of-reproductive-hormones-and-related-genes-in-yangzhou-geese
#19
H M Yang, Y Wang, Z Y Wang, X X Wang
This study aimed at the reproductive endocrine profile under a natural photoperiod in Yangzhou female geese. Geese in the breeding industry were exposed to a natural photoperiod and the results showed the breeding season of Yangzhou geese initiated in autumn, reached peak in February and March, and terminated in June. Fifteen female geese were randomly selected for blood collection samples monthly. The results showed serum luteinizing hormone (LH) concentrations in female geese were higher in the breeding season than in the non-breeding season...
February 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123023/role-of-taar1-within-the-subregions-of-the-mesocorticolimbic-dopaminergic-system-in-cocaine-seeking-behavior
#20
Jian-Feng Liu, Justin N Siemian, Robert Seaman, Yanan Zhang, Jun-Xu Li
: A novel G-protein coupled receptor, trace amine-associated receptor 1 (TAAR1), has been shown to be a promising target to prevent stimulant relapse. Our recent studies showed that systemic administration of TAAR1 agonists decreased abuse-related behaviors of cocaine. However, the role of TAAR1 in specific subregions of the reward system in drug addiction is unknown. Here, using a local pharmacological activation method, we assessed the role of TAAR1 within the subregions of the mesocorticolimbic system: that is, the VTA, the prelimbic cortex (PrL), and infralimbic cortex of medial prefrontal cortex, the core and shell of NAc, BLA, and CeA, on cue- and drug-induced cocaine-seeking in the rat cocaine reinstatement model...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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