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Glucocorticoid deficiency

S Noe, A von Werder, R Iakoubov, H Schneider, M Thaler, P Luppa, B Neu
Purpose: To investigate the kinetics of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) following oral metyrapone administration and describe differences between ACTH-deficient and non-ACTH-deficient subjects. Methods: Patients from a tertiary endocrine center at a University Hospital in Munich, Germany, were tested for secondary adrenal insufficiency in a regular patient care setting. Metyrapone (Metopirone, HRA Pharma, France) was administered with a dosage of 40 mg/kg bodyweight at 8 a.m. Consecutive levels of ACTH were determined at 0, 60, 120, 180, and 240 min...
October 17, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
János Varga, Szilamér Ferenczi, Krisztina J Kovács, Ágnes Csáno, Barbora Prokopova, Daniela Jezova, Dóra Zelena
AIMS: In vasopressin-deficient rat pups stressor-induced adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and corticosterone elevations markedly dissociate. We have shown recently that during the postnatal period mineralocorticoid secretion is more sensitive to stressor exposure than that of glucocorticoids. We have therefore hypothesized that in vasopressin-deficient pups during hypoglycemia, a stressor triggering aldosterone release mainly via ACTH, aldosterone release will change in parallel with ACTH. An additional aim was to reveal at which stage of the development occurs the shift from aldosterone to corticosterone as primarily stressor-induced adrenocortical hormone...
October 12, 2016: Life Sciences
Michele Miraglia Del Giudice, Annalisa Allegorico
The role of vitamin D in calcium and phosphate homeostasis is well known; however, in addition to traditional functions, vitamin D modulates a variety of processes, and evidence shows that it has an important role in different allergic diseases such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. Vitamin D acts by binding to the vitamin D receptor, which is present in a variety of tissues; for this reason it is considered a hormone. One of the most important functions is to modulate the immune system response, both innate and adaptive, by suppressing Th2-type response and increasing natural killer cells...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Beatriz D S F Bonamichi, Stella L M Santiago, Débora R Bertola, Chong A Kim, Nivaldo Alonso, Berenice B Mendonca, Tania A S S Bachega, Larissa G Gomes
P450 oxidoreductase deficiency (PORD) is a variant of congenital adrenal hyperplasia that is caused by POR gene mutations. The POR gene encodes a flavor protein that transfers electrons from nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) to all microsomal cytochrome P450 type II (including 21-hydroxylase, 17α-hydroxylase 17,20 lyase and aromatase), which is fundamental for their enzymatic activity. POR mutations cause variable impairments in steroidogenic enzyme activities that result in wide phenotypic variability ranging from 46,XX or 46,XY disorders of sexual differentiation, glucocorticoid deficiency, with or without skeletal malformations similar to Antley-Bixler syndrome to asymptomatic newborns diagnosed during neonatal screening test...
October 10, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
X H Zhang, G L Geng, B Su, C P Liang, F Wang, J C Bao
The differentiation deficiencies of osteoclast precursors (pre-OCs) may contribute to osteoporosis. Research on osteoporosis has recently focused on microRNAs (miRNAs) that play crucial roles in pre-OC differentiation. In the current study, we aimed to analyze the expression and function of the glucocorticoid (GC)-associated miRNA-338-3p (miR-338-3p) in osteoclast formation. We found that dexamethasone induced osteoclast differentiation and inhibited miR-338-3p expression. Overexpression of an miR-338-3p mimic in osteoclast precursor cells attenuated GC-induced osteoclast formation and bone resorption, whereas inhibition of miR-338-3p reversed these effects...
August 26, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Stephania Casco, Elena Soto-Vega
Long-term childhood cancer survivors are at great risk of developing late adverse effects after treatment, such as, reduced growth, obesity, decreased fertility, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, impaired glucose, another form of cancer, among others organ dysfunctions, some of them are part of the metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome and cancer connection is still not entirely understood, but there are some notions about it. Metabolic alterations produced during childhood cancer are more likely determined by treatments like radiotherapy, chemotherapy, glucocorticoids therapy, and surgery...
October 4, 2016: Hormones & Cancer
Udo Bonnet, Claudia Selle, Ralf Kuhlmann
We report the case study of a 57-year-old Caucasian female with steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (SREAT), commonly termed Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE). This presentation includes one of the longest lasting follow-up studies of HE considering the neuropsychiatric symptoms (here delirium, mania, and EEG-slowing) and their relation to serum autoantibody levels. Antithyroid-peroxidase autoantibodies, the hallmark of autoimmune thyroiditis, were found in the serum and also in the cerebrospinal fluid...
2016: Case Reports in Psychiatry
Chun Chen, Rui Zhou, Yanlan Fang, Liqiong Jiang, Li Liang, Chunlin Wang
Familial glucocorticoid deficiency (FGD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which the adrenal cortex fails to respond appropriately to stimulation by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) to produce cortisol. The disease is characterized in laboratory testing by glucocorticoid deficiency and markedly elevated ACTH levels. FGD may present in infancy or early childhood with symptoms related to low cortisol and high ACTH, such as hyperpigmentation, severe hypoglycemia, failure to thrive and recurrent infections...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Kristina M Mueller, Kerstin Hartmann, Doris Kaltenecker, Sabine Vettorazzi, Mandy Bauer, Lea Mauser, Sabine Amann, Sigrid Jall, Katrin Fischer, Harald Esterbauer, Timo D Müller, Matthias H Tschöp, Christoph Magnes, Johannes Haybaeck, Thomas Scherer, Natalie Bordag, Jan P Tuckermann, Richard Moriggl
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are important regulators of systemic energy metabolism, while aberrant GC action is linked to metabolic dysfunctions. Yet, the extent to which normal and pathophysiologic energy metabolism depend on the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in adipocytes remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that adipocyte GR-deficiency in mice significantly impacts systemic metabolism in different energetic states. Plasma metabolomics and biochemical analyses revealed a marked global effect of GR-deficiency on systemic metabolite abundance and thus, substrate partitioning in fed and fasted states...
September 20, 2016: Diabetes
Nobumasa Ohara, Masanori Kaneko, Hideyuki Kuriyama, Kazuhiro Sato, Hideki Katakami, Yutaka Oki, Kenzo Kaneko, Kyuzi Kamoi
A 73-year-old Japanese woman with untreated Graves' hyperthyroidism developed glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency (AI) after a supraphysiological dose of prednisolone therapy for bronchial asthma. Days later, she had high plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels and was expected to recover from glucocorticoid-induced AI. Her plasma ACTH levels remained high over 3 months during a physiological dose of hydrocortisone replacement. However, she suffered a further decrease in her serum cortisol level and was diagnosed with isolated adrenocorticotropin deficiency (IAD), in which bioinactive ACTH likely caused the high ACTH value...
2016: Internal Medicine
Ursina Probst-Scheidegger, Sameer S Udhane, Dagmar l'Allemand, Christa E Flück, Núria Camats
Classic 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (3β-HSD II) deficiency causes congenital adrenal hyperplasia with glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid, and sex steroid deficiency. We present a female patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia detected in newborn screening due to elevated 17OH-progesterone. Female external genitalia and non-measurable androgen levels elicited the suspicion of a defect early in the steroid cascade. Two loss-of-function HSD3B2 mutations (1 novel) were detected and confirmed in silico...
2016: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
Ryo Okazaki, Reiko Watanabe, Daisuke Inoue
Recent epidemiological studies have revealed that osteoporosis is closely associated with common chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disorders, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic inflammatory airway disease but now well known to be associated with various systemic comorbidities including osteoporosis. Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are extremely common in COPD patients, which have significant impacts on their quality of life (QOL), activities of daily life (ADL), respiratory function, and possibly their prognosis...
August 2016: Journal of Bone Metabolism
Baiba Steinbrekera, Robert D Roghair
The risk of hypertension is increased by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and preterm birth. In the search for modifiable etiologies for this life-threatening cardiovascular morbidity, a number of pathways have been investigated, including excessive glucocorticoid exposure, nutritional deficiency, and aberration in sex hormone levels. As a neurotrophic hormone intimately involved in cardiovascular regulation whose levels are influenced by glucocorticoids, nutritional status and sex hormones, leptin has emerged as a putative etiologic and thus therapeutic agent...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Endocrinology
Sharifah Faradila Wan Muhamad Hatta, M Farhan Hamdan, Siti Aishah Md Ali, Rohana Abdul Ghani
Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis (GH) is an uncommon inflammatory disease of the pituitary with impairment of pituitary gland function due to infiltration by lymphocytes, plasma cells and macrophages. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who presented with worsening of headaches for 1 month and blurring of vision over 5 days. An MRI revealed a homogeneous supra-sellar mass evoking a pituitary tumour with bulky pituitary stalk extending into the left and right cavernous sinuses. Hormonal investigations showed anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies; meanwhile histopathological examination revealed an aspect of hypophysitis...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
A Fassio, L Idolazzi, M A Jaber, C Dartizio, O Viapiana, M Rossini, D Gatti
Osteoporosis is a well-known extra-articular complication in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chronic corticosteroid treatment, the functional impairment associated with RA and the disease itself appear to be the most relevant determinants. Most of the previous studies involved postmenopausal women, in whom the estrogenic deficiency might amplify the negative effect towards bone of both RA and corticosteroid therapy. We decided to evaluate bone health in a cohort of premenopausal RA patients. The study population includes 47 premenopausal women attending our outpatient clinic for RA and twice as many healthy age-matched control women selected from the hospital personnel...
2016: Reumatismo
Madhuri S Salker, Zohreh Hosseinzadeh, Nour Alowayed, Ni Zeng, Anja T Umbach, Zoe Webster, Yogesh Singh, Jan J Brosens, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND: Serum & glucocorticoid inducible kinase (SGK1) regulates several ion channels, including amiloride sensitive epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC). SGK1 and ENaC in the luminal endometrium epithelium, are critically involved in embryo implantation, although little is known about their regulation. The present study explored whether SGK1 and ENaC are modulated by LEFTYA, a negative regulator of uterine receptivity. METHODS: Expression levels were determined by qRT-PCR and Western blotting, ENaC channel activity by whole cell patch clamp and transepithelial current by Ussing chamber experiments...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Jayme R McReynolds, Analisa Taylor, Oliver Vranjkovic, Terra Ambrosius, Olivia Derricks, Brittany Nino, Beliz Kurtoglu, Robert A Wheeler, David A Baker, Paul J Gasser, John R Mantsch
The mechanisms by which stressful life events increase the risk of relapse in recovering cocaine addicts are not well understood. We previously reported that stress, via elevated corticosterone, potentiates cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine seeking following self-administration in rats and that this potentiation appears to involve corticosterone-induced blockade of dopamine clearance via the organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3). In the present study, we use a conditioned place preference/reinstatement paradigm in mice to directly test the hypothesis that corticosterone potentiates cocaine-primed reinstatement by blockade of OCT3...
October 12, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Juan Pablo Mackern-Oberti, Evelyn L Jara, Claudia A Riedel, Alexis M Kalergis
Hormonal homeostasis is crucial for keeping a competent and healthy immune function. Several hormones can modulate the function of various immune cells such as dendritic cells (DCs) by influencing the initiation of the immune response and the maintenance of peripheral tolerance to self-antigens. Hormones, such as estrogens, prolactin, progesterone and glucocorticoids may profoundly affect DCs differentiation, maturation and function leading to either a pro-inflammatory or an anti-inflammatory (or tolerogenic) phenotype...
September 1, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Imran Jamal, Vipendra Kumar, Naman Vatsa, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Shashi Shekhar, Ankit Sharma, Nihar Ranjan Jana
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder largely caused by the loss of function of maternally inherited UBE3A. UBE3A-maternal deficient mice (AS mice) exhibit many typical features of AS including cognitive and motor deficits but the underlying mechanism of these behavioral abnormalities is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that rearing of AS mice in the enriched environment for prolonged period significantly improved their cognitive and motor dysfunction. Enriched environment also restored elevated serum corticosterone level and reduced anxiety-like behaviors in these mice...
September 1, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
Tzu-Yu Shao, Ling-Hui Hsu, Chien-Hui Chien, Bor-Luen Chiang
Recent studies have revealed various Foxp3(-) regulatory T (Treg) cell subsets effectively protect mice from colitis. In the present study, we demonstrated that B cells induced a particular subset of regulatory T (Treg-of-B) cells, expressing programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), inducible costimulator (ICOS), lymphocyte-activation gene 3 (LAG3), glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor (GITR), and OX-40, did not express Foxp3. Treg-of-B cells produced abundant levels of IL-10 and low levels of IL-4 and TGF-β...
2016: Scientific Reports
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