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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452885/somatolactogens-and-diabetic-retinopathy
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REVIEW
Kevin Christian Bermea, Alejandro Rodríguez-García, Andrew Tsin, Hugo Alberto Barrera-Saldaña
IMPORTANCE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most common of all diabetic complications. The number of people with DR in the United States is expected to increase to 16 million by 2050. DR is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in many different countries, including the United States. In later DR stages, neovascularization is associated with extensive retinal capillary non-perfusion and vitreo-proliferation leading to retinal detachment. This neovascularization is orchestrated by an imbalance of growth factors in the retina from which somatolactogens (pituitary growth hormone, GH-N; placental growth hormone, GH-V; prolactin, PRL; and placental lactogen, PL, also referred as chorionic somatomammotropin, CSH), may play an important role...
February 6, 2018: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452209/prolactin-improves-hepatic-steatosis-via-cd36-pathway
#2
Pengzi Zhang, Zhijuan Ge, Hongdong Wang, Wenhuan Feng, Xitai Sun, Xuehui Chu, Can Jiang, Yan Wang, Dalong Zhu, Yan Bi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Prolactin (PRL) is a multifunctional polypeptide with effects on metabolism; however, little is known about its effect on hepatic steatosis and lipid metabolism. METHODS: The serum PRL levels of 456 non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients and 403 non-NAFLD controls diagnosed by ultrasound, and 85 subjects with liver histology obtained during metabolic surgery (44 female and 30 male NAFLD patients and 11 age-matched non-NAFLD female subjects) were evaluated...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447340/dysfunction-of-ddit4-in-the-decidua-is-relevant-to-the-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
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Jieqiong Yang, Yachao Zhang, Jing Tong, Hong Lv, Cong Zhang, Zi-Jiang Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disorder that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and affects 3-5% of all human pregnancies worldwide. However, the pathogenesis of PE still remains poorly understood. A deficiency in decidualization is considered a contributing factor to the development of PE. The DNA damage inducible transcript 4 (DDIT4) gene encodes a protein whose main function is inhibiting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) under stress, and several studies have demonstrated that its expression promotes tumor cell apoptosis...
February 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438798/short-term-fasting-decreases-excitatory-synaptic-inputs-to-ventromedial-tuberoinfundibular-dopaminergic-neurons-and-attenuates-their-activity-in-male-mice
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Takafumi Kubota, Atsushi Fukushima, Hiroko Hagiwara, Yoshinori Kamiya, Miyako Furuta, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Hitomi Fujioka, Sei-Etsu Fujiwara, Toshiya Funabashi, Tatsuo Akema
Tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) of the hypothalamus play a role in inhibiting prolactin (PRL) secretion from the anterior pituitary. PRL is involved in a variety of behaviors, including feeding. Consequently, we hypothesized that fasting might reduce the activity of TIDA neurons, which might alter PRL secretion. However, direct examinations of TIDA neuron activity are difficult. Recently, transgenic mice were generated that expressed green fluorescent protein (GFP) under the control of the rat tyrosine hydroxylase gene...
February 10, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435006/prl-3-promotes-breast-cancer-progression-by-downregulating-p14arf-mediated-p53-expression
#5
Hua Xie, Hao Wang
Prior studies have demonstrated that phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) serves avital function in cell proliferation and metastasis in breast cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of PRL-3 in breast cancer remain unknown. PRL-3 expression was analyzed in 24 pairs of breast cancer and normal tissues using the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay. The results of the present study identified that the expression of PLR-3 in breast cancer tissues was increased 4...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432698/long-term-depression-induced-by-endogenous-cannabinoids-produces-neuroprotection-via-astroglial-cb1r-after-stroke-in-rodents
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Feng Wang, Jing Han, Haruki Higashimori, Jingyi Wang, Jingjing Liu, Li Tong, Yongjie Yang, Hailong Dong, Xia Zhang, Lize Xiong
Ischemia not only activates cell death pathways but also triggers endogenous protective mechanisms. However, it is largely unknown what is the essence of the endogenous neuroprotective mechanisms induced by preconditioning. In this study we demonstrated that systemic injection of JZL195, a selective inhibitor of eCB clearance enzymes, induces in vivo long-term depression at CA3-CA1 synapses and at PrL-NAc synapses produces neuroprotection. JZL195-elicited long-term depression is blocked by AM281, the antagonist of cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1R) and is abolished in mice lacking cannabinoid CB1 receptor (CB1R) in astroglial cells, but is conserved in mice lacking CB1R in glutamatergic or GABAergic neurons...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427651/chronic-morphine-selectively-sensitizes-the-effect-of-d1-receptor-agonist-on-presynaptic-glutamate-release-in-basolateral-amygdala-neurons-that-project-to-prelimbic-cortex
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Jiaojiao Song, Ming Chen, Yi Dong, Bin Lai, Ping Zheng
Drug addiction is a brain disorder characterized by chronic, compulsive use of drugs. Previous studies have found a number of chronic morphine-induced changes in the brain at molecular levels. A study from our lab showed that chronic morphine-induced increase in the expression of presynaptic D1 receptors in basolateral amygdala (BLA) neurons played an important role in environmental cue-induced retrieval of morphine withdrawal memory. However, the downstream neurocircuitry of chronic morphine-induced increase presynaptic D1 receptors in the BLA remains to be elucidated...
February 7, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427634/mucuna-pruriens-l-dc-chemo-sensitize-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-downregulation-of-prolactin-mediated-jak2-stat5a-signaling
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Sonam Sinha, Sonal Sharma, Jaykant Vora, Heta Shah, Anshu Srivastava, Neeta Shrivastava
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC (MP) is an ancient Indian medicinal plant traditionally used to treat Parkinson's disease. L-Dopa (LD), precursor of dopamine is abundantly found in the seeds of MP. L-dopa is a natural inhibitor of prolactin (PRL) hormone which is required to maintain lactation in women but it's over production (hyperprolactinemia) plays critical role in advancement of breast cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aim to examine the pharmacological effect of LD and MP on this hyperprolactinemia associated breast cancer and related signaling for effective management of the disease...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426437/rehabilitation-of-reading-skills-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Michelle Markowitz, Monica Daibert-Nido, Samuel N Markowitz
Reading is the most frequent clinical complaint and the primary goal for patients with macular degeneration seeking vision rehabilitation. The current prevalent methods for reading skills training across the globe are still magnification and basic scotoma awareness training. More recent studies showed that specific eccentric training, comprehension ability training, and specific oculomotor training are all beneficial to reading skills rehabilitation. In clinical practice, ophthalmologists should strive to implement reading skills methods that include assessment of cognitive skills, optimal eyewear, optimal reading material, PRL assessment, training of better oculomotor control, and efficient perceptual training...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425110/a-japanese-patient-with-congenital-central-hypothyroidism-caused-by-a-novel-igsf1-mutation
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Takeshi Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Hothubo, Shuntaro Morikawa, Akie Nakamura, Toshihiko Mori, Toshihiro Tajima
BACKGROUND: IGSF1 abnormality causes diverse symptoms, including congenital central hypothyroidism (CCH), prolactin hyposecretion, testicular enlargement and delayed puberty. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a case of a male patient who visited our hospital with a chief complaint of abdominal pain and short stature, in whom we identified a novel IGSF1 mutation. He was closely examined because of chronic constipation since infancy, persistent abdominal pain at 14 years of age and marked short stature (-4...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423065/phosphatase-of-regenerating-liver-3-is-expressed-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-mediates-leukemic-cell-adhesion-migration-and-drug-resistance
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Magnus A Hjort, Pegah Abdollahi, Esten N Vandsemb, Mona H Fenstad, Bendik Lund, Tobias S Slørdahl, Magne Børset, Torstein B Rø
Phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3/PTP4A3) is upregulated in multiple cancers, including BCR-ABL1- and ETV6-RUNX-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). With this study, we aim to characterize the biological role of PRL-3 in B cell ALL (B-ALL). Here, we demonstrate that PRL-3 expression at mRNA and protein level was higher in B-ALL cells than in normal cells, as measured by qRT-PCR or flow cytometry. Further, we demonstrate that inhibition of PRL-3 using shRNA or a small molecular inhibitor reduced cell migration towards an SDF-1α gradient in the preB-ALL cell lines Reh and MHH-CALL-4...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408859/transcriptome-analysis-revealed-the-possible-regulatory-pathways-initiating-female-geese-broodiness-within-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis
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Hehe Liu, Jiwen Wang, Liang Li, Chunchun Han, Hua He, Hengyong Xu
Geese have the strongest tendency toward broodiness among all poultry. The mechanisms initiating broodiness within the goose hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPGA) are still unclear. Here, we reported the transcriptome differences between laying and initial nesting within the HPGA tissues of geese. We constructed a unigene database based on HPGA tissues and identified 128,148 unigenes, 100% of which have been annotated. By using Digital Gene Expression (DGE) sequencing, we screened 19, 110, 289, and 211 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, stroma ovarii, and follicles, respectively, between laying and nesting geese...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404901/female-gonadal-functions-and-ovarian-reserve-in-patients-with-acromegaly-experience-from-a-single-tertiary-center
#13
Sema Ciftci Dogansen, Seher Tanrikulu, Gulsah Yenidunya Yalin, Sema Yarman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the gonadal functions and related factors in female patients with acromegaly at the time of diagnosis, the course of gonadal dysfunctions and pregnancies during the follow-up period, and the investigation of ovarian reserve with serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels in patients with reproductive age. METHODS: Patients who were not menopausal at the time of acromegaly diagnosis (n = 47) were included in this study. Baseline gonadal status was evaluated retrospectively...
February 5, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404245/pediatric-pituitary-adenoma-case-series-review-of-the-literature-and-a-skull-base-treatment-paradigm
#14
REVIEW
Avital Perry, Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, Christopher Marcellino, Bruce E Pollock, Nicholas M Wetjen, Fredric B Meyer
Background  Pediatric pituitary adenoma is a rare skull base neoplasm, accounting for 3% of all intracranial neoplasms in children and 5% of pituitary adenomas. Compared with pituitary tumors in adults, secreting tumors predominate and longer disease trajectories are expected due to the patient age resulting in a natural history and treatment paradigm that is complex and controversial. Objectives  The aims of this study were to describe a large, single-institution series of pediatric pituitary adenomas with extensive long-term follow-up and to conduct a systematic review examining outcomes after pituitary adenoma surgery in the pediatric population...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403355/impact-of-triclosan-on-female-reproduction-through-reducing-thyroid-hormones-to-suppress-hypothalamic-kisspeptin-neurons-in-mice
#15
Xin-Yuan Cao, Xu Hua, Jian-Wei Xiong, Wen-Ting Zhu, Jun Zhang, Ling Chen
Triclosan (TCS), a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent, is widely used in clinical settings and various personal care products. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of TCS on reproductive endocrine and function. Here, we show that the exposure of adult female mice to 10 or 100 mg/kg/day TCS caused prolongation of diestrus, and decreases in antral follicles and corpora lutea within 2 weeks. TCS mice showed decreases in the levels of serum luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and progesterone, and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) mRNA with the lack of LH surge and elevation of prolactin (PRL)...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401632/impaired-prolactin-actions-mediate-altered-offspring-metabolism-induced-by-maternal-high-fat-feeding-during-lactation
#16
Ericka A de Los Ríos, Xarubet Ruiz-Herrera, Viridiana Tinoco-Pantoja, Fernando López-Barrera, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp, Yazmín Macotela
Maternal diet during lactation affects offspring metabolic health throughout life. Prolactin (PRL) is present in high quantities in maternal milk; however, the effects of milk PRL on the offspring remain poorly characterized. In this study, we evaluated whether feeding a high-fat diet (HFD) to rats during lactation alters PRL, both in the mother's serum and in milk, and whether this factor contributes to HFD-induced metabolic dysfunction in the offspring. Maternal HFD resulted in decreased PRL levels in milk (but not in serum), reduced mammary gland (MG) PRL receptor expression, and altered MG structure and function...
January 31, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401176/correlations-between-changes-in-photoreceptor-layer-and-other-clinical-characteristics-in-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#17
Jia Yu, Chunhui Jiang, Gezhi Xu
PURPOSE: To clarify the correlations between changes in the photoreceptor layer (PRL) and other clinical characteristics during central serous chorioretinopathy. METHODS: Patients with central serous chorioretinopathy with one eye affected were enrolled. Photoreceptor layer appearance within the detached area was evaluated, and its correlations with symptom duration, best-corrected visual acuity, and the difference in the foveal outer nuclear layer thickness between the affected and contralateral eyes were analyzed...
February 2, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399697/a-60-kda-prolactin-variant-secreted-by-cervical-cancer-cells-modulates-apoptosis-and-cytokine-production
#18
Adrián Ramírez De Arellano, Annie Riera Leal, Edgar I Lopez-Pulido, Luis Renee González-Lucano, José Macías Barragan, Susana Del Toro Arreola, Mariel García-Chagollan, Claudia A Palafox-Sánchez, José F Muñoz-Valle, Ana Laura Pereira-Suárez
Prolactin (PRL) is associated with different types of cancer, such as cervical cancer. Recombinant PRL has antiapoptotic effect on cervical cancer cells, and it can also induce cytokine production on macrophages. A 60 kDa variant of PRL is produced by cervical cancer cells. The aim of the present study was to evaluate this variant's bioactivity, to test its effect on cervical cancer cell apoptosis, and to assess its ability to induce cytokine production on THP-1 macrophages. First, 60 kDa PRL was isolated and used to stimulate Nb2 cells...
January 19, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399201/role-of-prolactin-adenoma-maximum-diameter-and-prolactin-adenoma-volume-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-prolactinomas-and-other-types-of-pituitary-adenomas
#19
Yinxing Huang, Chenyu Ding, Fangfang Zhang, Deyong Xiao, Lin Zhao, Shousen Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the function of the prolactin/adenoma maximum diameter (PRL/MD) and the prolactin/adenoma volume (PRL/V) in the differential diagnosis of prolactinomas and other types of pituitary adenomas. A total of 118 patients with pituitary adenoma, hyperprolactinemia and a plasma PRL <250 µg/l were enrolled. Clinical data from these patients were retrospectively analyzed. A receiver operating characteristic curve was plotted. The function of PRL, PRL/MD and PRL/V in the differential diagnosis of prolactinomas and other types of pituitary adenomas was compared...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397924/dehydroepiandrosterone-enhances-decidualization-in-women-of-advanced-reproductive-age
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Douglas A Gibson, Ioannis Simitsidellis, Olympia Kelepouri, Hilary O D Critchley, Philippa T K Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of the androgen precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on the decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells isolated from women of advanced reproductive age. DESIGN: In vitro study. SETTING: University research institute. PATIENT(S): Proliferative phase primary human endometrial stromal fibroblasts (hESFs) were isolated from women of advanced reproductive age (n = 16; mean age, 44...
February 1, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
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