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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507564/management-of-the-hormonal-syndrome-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#1
Paweł Gut, Joanna Waligórska-Stachura, Agata Czarnywojtek, Nadia Sawicka-Gutaj, Maciej Bączyk, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Jakub Fischbach, Kosma Woliński, Jarosław Kaznowski, Elżbieta Wrotkowska, Marek Ruchała
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP/NET) are unusual and rare neoplasms that present many clinical challenges. They characteristically synthesize store and secrete a variety of peptides and neuroamines which can lead to the development of distinct clinical syndrome, however many are clinically silent until late presentation with mass effects. Management strategies include surgery cure and cytoreduction with the use of somatostatin analogues. Somatostatin have a broad range of biological actions that include inhibition of exocrine and endocrine secretions, gut motility, cell proliferation, cell survival and angiogenesis...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505018/the-variation-of-the-5-hydroxytryptamine-system-between-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-rats-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-rats-induced-by-forced-treadmill-running
#2
Yin Cao, Qinglin Li
The aim of this study was to observe the variation in the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) system between a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model and a chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) model. The total distance, the crossing pieces, and rearing times in the open-field test of the CUMS group and the CFS group were all less than those of the control group to different degrees. The concentrations of tryptophan, 5-HT, and 5-HIAA of the CUMS group were obviously lower than those of the control group. In the CFS model, the concentrations of tryptophan, 5-HT, and 5-HIAA were obviously higher than those of the control group...
May 12, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464233/incidence-and-prognostic-value-of-serotonin-secretion-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#3
Wouter T Zandee, Roxanne C S van Adrichem, Kimberly Kamp, Richard A Feelders, Marie-Louise F van Velthuysen, Wouter W de Herder
BACKGROUND: Serotonin secretion occurs in approximately 1-4% of patients with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (PNET), but the incidence is not well defined. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of serotonin secretion with and without carcinoid syndrome, and the prognostic value for overall survival (OS). METHODS: Data were collected from 255 patients with a PNET if 24-hour urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacitic acid excretion (5-HIAA) was assessed. Patients were diagnosed with serotonin secretion if 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA excretion was more than 3x the upper limit of normal (ULN) of 50 μmol/24 hours during follow-up...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460516/neuroendocrine-dysregulation-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-a-pilot-study
#4
Cristina Stasi, Massimo Bellini, Dario Gambaccini, Emiliano Duranti, Nicola de Bortoli, Bernardo Fani, Eleonora Albano, Salvatore Russo, Isabella Sudano, Giacomo Laffi, Stefano Taddei, Santino Marchi, Rosa Maria Bruno
Background/Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a multifactorial disorder, involving dysregulation of brain-gut axis. Our aim was to evaluate the neuroendocrine activity in IBS. Methods: Thirty IBS and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled. Psychological symptoms were evaluated by questionnaires. Urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), plasma serotonin, endothelin, neuropeptide Y (NPY), plasma, and urinary cortisol levels were evaluated. Fourteen IBS subjects underwent microneurography to obtain multiunit recordings of efferent postganglionic muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454575/ziziphi-spinosae-lily-powder-suspension-in-the-treatment-of-depression-like-behaviors-in-rats
#5
Yifang Wang, Mei Huang, Xinyi Lu, Runze Wei, Jinyong Xu
BACKGROUND: Depression is a chronic, recurring and potentially life-threatening illness. Current treatments for depression are characterized by a low success rate and associated with a wide variety of side effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the behavioral anti-depressant effect of a novel herbal compounds named ziziphi spinosae lily powder suspension, as well as to investigate its potential mechanisms. METHODS: Except for body weight, depressive-like behaviors were also evaluated using forced swimming test, sucrose consumption test and open field test...
April 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427516/prognostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-neuroendocrine-tumours
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REVIEW
David L Chan, Stephen J Clarke, Connie I Diakos, Paul J Roach, Dale L Bailey, Simron Singh, Nick Pavlakis
Neuroendocrine tumours are extremely heterogeneous malignancies. Despite marked heterogeneity in clinical course and prognosis, few biomarkers exist to help predict prognosis and guide treatment. Many tumour-based biomarkers (Ki-67, mitotic count, genetic/epigenetic changes and microRNAs) exist, but only Ki-67 and mitotic count have strong evidence to support their routine use. Blood-based markers are easily repeatable, but currently established biomarkers (chromogranin A and urinary 5-HIAA) are difficult to measure accurately in practice...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422824/pancreatic-carcinoids-serotonin-producing-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-report-of-5-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
REVIEW
Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Eleftherios Chatzellis, Dimitra Rontogianni, Krystallenia I Alexandraki, Georgios Boutzios, Anna Angelousi, Gregory Kaltsas
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) are relatively rare tumors representing 1% to 2% of all pancreatic neoplasms. These tumors can secrete a variety of biologically active substances giving rise to distinct clinical symptoms or can be clinically nonfunctioning. Apart from insulinomas and gastrinomas, which constitute the majority of functioning pNENs, some tumors may secrete serotonin presenting with the features of the carcinoid syndrome. These so-called pancreatic carcinoids are considered relatively rare tumors and are associated with increased urinary levels of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412215/involvement-of-serotonergic-noradrenergic-and-dopaminergic-systems-in-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-ginsenoside-rb1-a-major-active-ingredient-of-panax-ginseng-c-a-meyer
#8
Guo-Li Wang, Zhong-Mei He, Hong-Yan Zhu, Yu-Gang Gao, Yan Zhao, He Yang, Liangxue Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Ginsenoside Rb1, a 20 (S)-protopanaxadiol, is a major active ingredient of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, which as the King of Chinese herbs, has been wildly used for the treatment of central nervous system diseases. Previous studies have shown that 20 (S)-protopanaxadiol possesses a novel antidepressant-like effect in the treatment of depression, whereas ginsenoside Rb1 in depression has been rarely reported. AIM OF THE REVIEW: The present study was to investigate the antidepressant-like effect of ginsenoside Rb1 and its relevant mechanisms...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407315/drugs-with-antidepressant-properties-affect-tryptophan-metabolites-differently-in-rodent-models-with-depression-like-behavior
#9
Amanda Eskelund, Yan Li, David P Budac, Heidi K Müller, Gulinello Maria, Connie Sanchez, Gregers Wegener
The metabolism of tryptophan through kynurenine and serotonin pathways is linked to depression. Here, effects of different drugs with antidepressant properties (vortioxetine, fluoxetine and ketamine) on various tryptophan metabolites in different brain regions and plasma were examined using tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), in Flinders Sensitive Line (FSL) rats, a genetic rat model of depression, and its controls: Flinders Resistant Line (FRL) and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Protein levels of kynurenine pathway enzymes were measured in the brains and livers of these rat strains...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363472/surgical-management-and-surveillance-of-pediatric-appendiceal-carcinoid-tumor
#10
Inna N Lobeck, Neelum Jeste, James Geller, Joseph Pressey, Daniel von Allmen
PURPOSE: Appendiceal carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms. The aim of this study was to determine if postoperative oncologic follow-up was necessary for this tumor. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients with appendiceal carcinoid 2000-2015. RESULTS: 8382 patients underwent appendectomy 2000-2015. 30 (0.3%) had appendiceal carcinoid. 70% were female (n=21) with an average age of 13.5±2.8 years (range 8-18)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319500/clinical-response-profile-of-metastatic-advanced-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177lu-dotatate
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Rahul V Parghane, Sanjay Talole, Kumar Prabhash, Sandip Basu
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to perform multiparametric response assessment of metastatic/advanced pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to Lu-DOTATATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) (clinical, biochemical, molecular/structural imaging, and survival assessment) and to study the relationship between response, mortality, and overall survival with dual-tracer molecular imaging parameters. METHODS: Twenty-two patients (6 women, 16 men; median age, 44 years; range, 16-72 years) of histopathologically proven pulmonary NETs with metastatic/advanced disease were included and analyzed retrospectively...
June 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289088/association-between-neuroendocrine-tumors-biomarkers-and-primary-tumor-site-and-disease-type-based-on-total-68-ga-dotatate-avid-tumor-volume-measurements
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Amit Tirosh, Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Samira M Sadowski, Peter Herscovitch, Karel Pacak, Stephen J Marx, Lily Yang, Pavel Nockel, Jasmine Shell, Patience Green, Xavier M Keutgen, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Electron Kebebew
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between neuroendocrine tumor (NET) biomarker levels and the extent of disease as assessed by (68)Ga DOTATATE PET/CT imaging. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of a prospective database of patients with NETs. METHODS: Fasting plasma chromogranin A (CgA), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), gastrin, glucagon, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pancreatic polypeptide (PP), and 24-h urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) levels were measured...
May 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270756/role-of-the-lateral-habenula-in-pain-associated-depression
#13
Yanhui Li, Yumeng Wang, Chengluan Xuan, Yang Li, Lianhua Piao, Jicheng Li, Hua Zhao
Patients with chronic pain have significantly higher incidences of depression and anxiety than the average person. However, the mechanism underlying this link has not been elucidated in terms of how chronic pain causes significant mood changes and further develops into severe anxiety or depression. The serotonergic system in the raphe nuclei is an important component in both pain processing and the pathogenesis of depression. Since the lateral habenular nucleus (LHb) controls the raphe nuclei, it may participate in the regulation of pain-associated depression...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267211/retrospective-review-of-serotonergic-medication-tolerability-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-biochemically-proven-carcinoid-syndrome
#14
Diana D Shi, David P Yuppa, Trevor Dutton, Lauren K Brais, Sarah L Minden, Ilana M Braun, Matthew H Kulke, Jennifer A Chan, Fremonta L Meyer
BACKGROUND: Patients with carcinoid tumors frequently could benefit from the pharmacologic treatment of depression and anxiety. However, many prescribers avoid serotonergic medications due to the theoretical risk of exacerbating carcinoid syndrome. METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with carcinoid tumors and elevated serotonin levels (as measured by 24-hour urine 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid [5-HIAA]) at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center who initiated treatment with serotonergic antidepressants after a carcinoid diagnosis from 2003 to 2016...
March 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257895/serotonin-regulation-in-a-rat-model-of-exercise-induced-chronic-fatigue
#15
Zhandong Liu, Yanjue Wu, Tianhui Liu, Ren Li, Minhao Xie
This study investigated the mechanisms underlying regulation of the serotonin system in the rat brain during exercise-induced chronic fatigue. High-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) was performed to measure serum tryptophan of the fatigued rat. HPLC was conducted to measure 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in the frontal cortex and hippocampus. In addition, 5-HT1A receptor and 5-HT transporter (5-HTT) mRNA expressions were measured at the same locations using real-time PCR...
February 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242245/inhibition-of-neuronal-mitochondrial-complex-i-or-lysosomal-glucocerebrosidase-is-associated-with-increased-dopamine-and-serotonin-turnover
#16
Carmen de la Fuente, Derek Burke, Simon Eaton, Simon J Heales
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by loss of dopaminergic and serotoninergic signalling. A number of pathogenic mechanisms have been implicated including loss of mitochondrial function at the level of complex I, and lysosomal metabolism at the level of lysosomal glucocerebrosidase (GBA1). In order to investigate further the potential involvement of complex I and GBA1 in PD, we assessed the impact of loss of respective enzyme activities upon dopamine and serotonin turnover. Using SH-SY5Y cells, complex I deficiency was modelled by using rotenone whilst GBA1 deficiency was modelled by the use of conduritol B epoxide (CBE)...
February 24, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213524/g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-2-grk-2-regulates-serotonin-metabolism-through-the-monoamine-oxidase-amx-2-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
Jianjun Wang, Jiansong Luo, Dipendra K Aryal, William C Wetsel, Richard Nass, Jeffrey L Benovic
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) regulate many animal behaviors. GPCR signaling is mediated by agonist-promoted interactions of GPCRs with heterotrimeric G proteins, GPCR kinases (GRKs), and arrestins. To further elucidate the role of GRKs in regulating GPCR-mediated behaviors, we utilized the genetic model system Caenorhabditis elegans Our studies demonstrate that grk-2 loss-of-function strains are egg laying-defective and contain low levels of serotonin (5-HT) and high levels of the 5-HT metabolite 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205418/pediatric-neuroendocrine-carcinoid-tumors-management-pathology-and-imaging-findings-in-a-pediatric-referral-center
#18
Andrew J Degnan, Shannon Tocchio, Waleed Kurtom, Sameh S Tadros
BACKGROUND: While neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors are increasingly recognized in the adult population, they are often not suspected in children. PROCEDURE: Retrospective review of all well-differentiated neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors was performed based on pathology reports from a quaternary pediatric medical center between January 2003 and June 2016. Clinical presentations, treatment approaches, imaging findings, and outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 45 cases of pathology-proven carcinoid tumor were reported with an average age of 14...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198447/the-tnf-%C3%AE-antagonist-etanercept-reverses-age-related-decreases-in-colonic-sert-expression-and-faecal-output-in-mice
#19
Bhavik Anil Patel, Sara Fidalgo, Chunfang Wang, Leena Parmar, Kasonde Mandona, Annabelle Panossian, Melanie S Flint, Richard N Ranson, M Jill Saffrey, Mark S Yeoman
Treatment for chronic constipation in older people is challenging and the condition has a major impact on quality of life. A lack of understanding about the causes of this condition has hampered the development of effective treatments. 5-HT is an important pro-kinetic agent in the colon. We examined whether alterations in colonic 5-HT signalling underlie age-related changes in faecal output in mice and whether these changes were due to an increase in TNF-α. Components of the 5-HT signalling system (5-HT, 5-HIAA, SERT) and TNF-α expression were examined in the distal colon of 3, 12, 18 and 24-month old mice and faecal output and water content monitored under control conditions and following the administration of etanercept (TNF-α inhibitor; 1 mg Kg(-1))...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194570/genetic-and-biochemical-changes-of-the-serotonergic-system-in-migraine-pathobiology
#20
REVIEW
Claudia Francesca Gasparini, Robert Anthony Smith, Lyn Robyn Griffiths
Migraine is a brain disorder characterized by a piercing headache which affects one side of the head, located mainly at the temples and in the area around the eye. Migraine imparts substantial suffering to the family in addition to the sufferer, particularly as it affects three times more women than men and is most prevalent between the ages of 25 and 45, the years of child rearing. Migraine typically occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition and is aggravated by specific environmental triggers. Attempts to study the biochemistry of migraine began as early as the 1960s and were primarily directed at serotonin metabolism after an increase of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), the main metabolite of serotonin was observed in urine of migraineurs...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
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