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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916313/virulence-of-thermolable-haemolysi-tlh-gastroenteritis-related-pathogenicity-tdh-and-trh-of-the-pathogens-vibrio-parahemolyticus-in-viable-but-non-culturable-vbnc-state
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Huamin Zhong, Yukui Zhong, Qiulian Deng, Zhenwen Zhou, Xiaoshan Guan, Muxia Yan, Tingting Hu, Mingyong Luo
In the Viable but Non-Culturable (VBNC) state, microorganisms may survive under severe external environment. In this study, the specificity and sensitivity of PMA-LAMP assay on the detection of Vibrio Parahemolyticus (V. parahemolyticus) has been developed and evaluated, with further application on a number of food-borne V. parahemolyticus strains. Six primers were designed for recognizing 8 distinct targeting on tlh, tdh and trh gene. Through specific penetration through the damaged cell membrane of dead cells and intercalating into DNA, PMA could prevent DNA amplification of dead bacteria from LAMP, which enabled the differentiation of bacteria between VBNC state and dead state...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883467/tanycytes-control-the-hormonal-output-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis
#2
Helge Müller-Fielitz, Marcus Stahr, Mareike Bernau, Marius Richter, Sebastian Abele, Victor Krajka, Anika Benzin, Jan Wenzel, Kathrin Kalies, Jens Mittag, Heike Heuer, Stefan Offermanns, Markus Schwaninger
The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis maintains circulating thyroid hormone levels in a narrow physiological range. As axons containing thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) terminate on hypothalamic tanycytes, these specialized glial cells have been suggested to influence the activity of the HPT axis, but their exact role remained enigmatic. Here, we demonstrate that stimulation of the TRH receptor 1 increases intracellular calcium in tanycytes of the median eminence via Gαq/11 proteins. Activation of Gαq/11 pathways increases the size of tanycyte endfeet that shield pituitary vessels and induces the activity of the TRH-degrading ectoenzyme...
September 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871578/secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-following-nivolumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#3
Toshiro Seki, Atsushi Yasuda, Masayuki Oki, Natsumi Kitajima, Atsushi Takagi, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Akira Miyajima, Masafumi Fukagawa
Currently, nivolumab (an anti-programmed cell death-1 receptor monoclonal antibody) is available for many types of advanced cancers in Japan. However, there have been few detailed case reports about endocrine-related adverse events of this therapy. Here, we report a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who presented with secondary adrenal insufficiency following nivolumab therapy. Endocrinological assessment by rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) tests revealed that the patient's disorder was a secondary adrenal insufficiency due to pituitary dysfunction...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852050/neurotransmitters-and-neuropeptides-in-gonadal-steroid-receptor-expressing-cells-in-medial-preoptic-area-subregions-of-the-male-mouse
#4
Yousuke Tsuneoka, Sachine Yoshida, Kenkichi Takase, Satoko Oda, Masaru Kuroda, Hiromasa Funato
Testosterone is involved in male sexual, parental and aggressive behaviors through the androgen receptor (AR) and estrogen receptor (ER) α expressed in the brain. Although several studies have demonstrated that ERα and AR in the medial preoptic area (MPOA) are required for exhibiting sexual and aggressive behaviors of male mice, the molecular characteristics of ERα- and AR-expressing cells in the mouse MPOA are largely unknown. Here, we performed in situ hybridization for neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, combined with immunohistochemistry for ERα and AR to quantitate and characterize gonadal steroid receptor-expressing cells in the MPOA subregions of male mice...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845508/impact-of-renal-denervation-on-tissue-na-content-in-treatment-resistant-hypertension
#5
Christian Ott, Christoph Kopp, Anke Dahlmann, Axel Schmid, Peter Linz, Alexander Cavallaro, Matthias Hammon, Tilmann Ditting, Roland Veelken, Michael Uder, Jens Titze, Roland E Schmieder
OBJECTIVES: Renal denervation (RDN) has been introduced for reducing blood pressure (BP) in treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH). The precise mechanism how RDN exerts its BP-lowering effects are not yet fully understood. It is widely accepted that sodium (Na(+)) plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of hypertensive disease. However, there is increasing evidence of osmotically inactive Na(+) storage. We investigated the impact of RDN on Na(+) homeostasis using estimation of salt intake, and measurement of tissue Na(+) content...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845039/preoperative-and-postoperative-pituitary-function-in-patients-with-tuberculum-sellae-meningioma-based-on-pituitary-provocation-tests
#6
Shingo Fujio, Hirofumi Hirano, Mami Yamashita, Satoshi Usui, Yasuyuki Kinoshita, Atsushi Tominaga, Tomoko Hanada, Hitoshi Yamahata, Hiroshi Tokimura, Ryosuke Hanaya, Kaoru Kurisu, Kazunori Arita
Given the anatomical proximity of tuberculum sellae meningioma (TSM) to the hypothalamo-pituitary system, pituitary function impairments are of great concern. We retrospectively investigated pituitary function changes following surgery in patients with TSM using pituitary provocation tests (PPTs). Thirty-one patients (27 females and 4 males) with TSM underwent initial transcranial surgery (29 patients) or transsphenoidal surgery (two patients); surgeries were performed carefully to avoid injuring the pituitary stalk...
August 25, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843902/relationship-between-chronobiological-thyrotropin-and-prolactin-responses-to-protirelin-trh-and-suicidal-behavior-in-depressed-patients
#7
Fabrice Duval, Marie-Claude Mokrani, Alexis Erb, Felix Gonzalez Opera, Cécile Calleja, Véronique Paris
BACKGROUND: So far, investigations of the relationships between suicidality and the activity of the thyrotropic and lactotropic axes are scarce and have yielded conflicting results. METHODS: We studied the thyrotropin (TSH) and prolactin (PRL) responses to 0800h and 2300h protirelin (TRH) stimulation tests, carried out on the same day, in 122 euthyroid DSM-5 major depressed inpatients with suicidal behavior disorder (SBD) (either current [n=71], or in early remission [n=51]); and 50 healthy hospitalized controls...
July 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842541/environmental-determinants-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-in-the-chesapeake-bay
#8
Benjamin J K Davis, John M Jacobs, Meghan F Davis, Kellogg J Schwab, Angelo DePaola, Frank C Curriero
Vibrio parahaemolyticus naturally-occurs in brackish and marine waters and is one of the leading causes of seafood-borne illness. Previous work studying the ecology of V. parahaemolyticus is often limited in geographic extent and lacking a full range of environmental measures. This study used a unique, large dataset of surface water samples in the Chesapeake Bay (n=1,385) collected from 148 monitoring stations from 2007 to 2010. Water was analyzed for over 20 environmental parameters with additional meteorological and surrounding land use data...
August 25, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814477/iodine-excess-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-impairs-maternal-thyroid-function-in-rats
#9
Caroline Serrano-Nascimento, Rafael Barrera Salgueiro, Kaio Fernando Vitzel, Thiago Pantaleão, Vânia Maria Corrêa da Costa, Maria Tereza Nunes
Adequate maternal iodine consumption during pregnancy and lactation guarantees normal thyroid hormones (TH) production, which is crucial to the development of the fetus. Indeed, iodine deficiency is clearly related to maternal hypothyroidism and deleterious effects in the fetal development. Conversely, the effects of iodine excess (IE) consumption on maternal thyroid function are still controversial. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the impact of IE exposure during pregnancy and lactation periods on maternal hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis...
October 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736852/successful-medical-treatment-of-an-aspergillus-terreus-mycetoma-of-the-nostril-lip-in-a-16-year-old-fjord-pony-gelding-with-pituitary-pars-intermedia-dysfunction
#10
Pia K Randleff-Rasmussen, Marion Mosca, Frédéric Knoerr, Didier Pin, Isabelle Desjardins
BACKGROUND: Mycetoma is a chronic, proliferative lesion of cutaneous/subcutaneous tissue characterized by draining tracts and granules in the discharge caused by actinomycetes (actinomycetoma) or filamentous fungi (eumycotic mycetoma). OBJECTIVES: This case report describes the unusual finding of a cutaneous mycetoma of the lateral wing of the right nostril in a gelding. ANIMAL: A 16-year-old Fjord gelding with suspected pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) was presented for evaluation of a nonpainful, firm and raised mass involving the lateral wing of the right nostril and the lip...
July 23, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720519/taltirelin-alleviates-fatigue-like-behavior-in-mouse-models-of-cancer-related-fatigue
#11
John P Dougherty, Brian S Wolff, Mary J Cullen, Leorey N Saligan, Marvin C Gershengorn
Fatigue affects most cancer patients and has numerous potential causes, including cancer itself and cancer treatment. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is not relieved by rest, can decrease quality of life, and has no FDA-approved therapy. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) has been proposed as a potential novel treatment for CRF, but its efficacy against CRF remains largely untested. Thus, we tested the TRH analog, taltirelin (TAL), in mouse models of CRF. To model fatigue, we used a mouse model of chemotherapy, a mouse model of radiation therapy, and mice bearing colon 26 carcinoma tumors...
October 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687650/parallel-evolution-of-two-clades-of-a-major-atlantic-endemic-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-pathogen-lineage-by-independent-acquisition-of-related-pathogenicity-islands
#12
Feng Xu, Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Kevin P Drees, Robert P Sebra, Vaughn S Cooper, Stephen H Jones, Cheryl A Whistler
Shellfish-transmitted Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections have recently increased from locations with historically low disease incidence, such as the Northeast United States (US). This change coincided with a bacterial population shift towards human pathogenic variants occurring in part through the introduction of several Pacific native lineages (ST36, ST43 and ST636) to near-shore areas off the Atlantic coast of the Northeast US. Concomitantly, ST631 emerged as a major endemic pathogen. Phylogenetic trees of clinical and environmental isolates indicated that two clades diverged from a common ST631 ancestor, and in each of these clades, a human pathogenic variant evolved independently through acquisition of distinct Vibrio pathogenicity islands (VPaI)...
July 7, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686898/prenatal-transfer-of-decabromodiphenyl-ether-bde-209-results-in-disruption-of-the-thyroid-system-and-developmental-toxicity-in-zebrafish-offspring
#13
Zhihua Han, Yufei Li, Shenghu Zhang, Ninghui Song, Huaizhou Xu, Yao Dang, Chunsheng Liu, John P Giesy, Hongxia Yu
Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) was one of most widely-used polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants and is frequently detected in both abiotic and biotic samples from environment. However, knowledge of its transgenerational risks is limited. Here, 4-month-old zebrafish were exposed to various concentrations of BDE-209 (0, 3, 30 or 300μg/L) for 28days and spawned in clean water without BDE-209. Concentrations of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) as well as expressions of genes involved in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis were measured in offspring after exposure of adult zebrafish to BDE-209...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678810/characterization-of-clinical-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-strains-in-zhoushan-china-from-2013-to-2014
#14
Hongling Wang, Xiaoyang Tang, Yi-Cheng Su, Jiabei Chen, Jianbo Yan
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is recognized as major cause of foodborne illness of global public health concern. This study collected 107 strains of V. parahaemolyticus during active surveillance of diarrheal diseases in hospitals in Zhoushan during 2013 to 2014 and investigated their serotypes, virulence genes (tdh, trh, and orf8), antimicrobial resistance, and genotypes. The dominant serotypes of the 107 clinical strains were O3:K6, O4:K8, and O4:KUT with 87.9% and 3.7% of the strains carrying the virulence genes tdh and trh, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659901/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-isolated-from-short-mackerels-rastrelliger-brachysoma-in-malaysia
#15
Chia W Tan, Tan T H Malcolm, Chee H Kuan, Tze Y Thung, Wei S Chang, Yuet Y Loo, Jayasekara M K J K Premarathne, Othman B Ramzi, Mohd F S Norshafawatie, Nordin Yusralimuna, Yaya Rukayadi, Yoshitsugu Nakaguchi, Mitsuaki Nishibuchi, Son Radu
Numerous prevalence studies and outbreaks of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection have been extensively reported in shellfish and crustaceans. Information on the quantitative detection of V. parahaemolyticus in finfish species is limited. In this study, short mackerels (Rastrelliger brachysoma) obtained from different retail marketplaces were monitored with the presence of total and pathogenic strains of V. parahaemolyticus. Out of 130 short mackerel samples, 116 (89.2%) were detected with the presence of total V...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642752/a-comprehensive-epidemiological-research-for-clinical-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-in-shanghai
#16
Huan Li, Rong Tang, Yang Lou, Zelin Cui, Wenjing Chen, Qing Hong, Zhaohuan Zhang, Pradeep K Malakar, Yingjie Pan, Yong Zhao
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is one of the most important pathogen for seafood-borne gastroenteritis in Shanghai and the rest of the world. A total of 42 V. parahaemolyticus strains were isolated from 1900 fecal specimens collected from patients in Shanghai hospital presenting from January 2014 to December 2015. All isolates were evaluated for potential virulence factors [tdh, trh, and type three secretion system (T3SS) genes], typed using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and screened for antimicrobial resistance phenotype and genotype...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621684/expression-of-hypothalamic-neurohormones-and-their-receptors-in-the-human-eye
#17
Sander R Dubovy, Maria P Fernandez, Jose J Echegaray, Norman L Block, Noriyuki Unoki, Roberto Perez, Irving Vidaurre, Richard K Lee, Mehrdad Nadji, Andrew V Schally
Extrapituitary roles for hypothalamic neurohormones have recently become apparent and clinically relevant, based on the use of synthetic peptide analogs for the treatment of multiple conditions including cancers, pulmonary edema and myocardial infarction. In the eye, it has been suggested that some of these hormones and their receptors may be present in the ciliary body, iris, trabecular meshwork and retina, but their physiological role has yet to be elucidated. Our study intends to comprehensively demonstrate the expression of some hypothalamic neuroendocrine hormones and their receptors within different retinal and extraretinal structures of the human eye...
June 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597403/resistant-hypertension-mechanisms-and-treatment
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Andrew Y Hwang, Eric Dietrich, Carl J Pepine, Steven M Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Emerging evidence suggests that multiple mechanisms may be responsible for the development of treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH). This review aims to summarize recent data on potential mechanisms of resistance and discuss current pharmacotherapeutic options available in the management of TRH. RECENT FINDINGS: Excess sodium and fluid retention, increased activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and heightened activity of the sympathetic nervous system appear to play an important role in development of TRH...
July 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586435/fetal-exposure-to-high-maternal-thyroid-hormone-levels-causes-central-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-in-adult-humans-and-mice
#19
Panudda Srichomkwun, João Anselmo, Xiao-Hui Liao, G Sebastian Hönes, Lars C Moeller, Manuela Alonso-Sampedro, Roy E Weiss, Alexandra M Dumitrescu, Samuel Refetoff
Context: Fetuses exposed to the high thyroid hormone (TH) levels of mothers with resistance to thyroid hormone beta (RTH-β), due to mutations in the THRB gene, have low birth weight and suppressed TSH. Objective: Determine if such exposure to high TH levels in embryonic life has a long-term effect into adulthood. Design: Observations in humans with a parallel design on animals to obtain a preliminary information regarding mechanism. Setting: University research centers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557707/novel-mutation-t273r-in-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-provides-further-insight-into-cryptic-negative-regulation-by-thyroid-hormone
#20
F Kaššák, V Hána, V Saudek, M Kostrouchová
Production of thyroid hormone is precisely regulated in a negative feed-back mechanism that depends critically on thyroid hormone receptor β (TRβ). This mechanism decreases production of thyrotropin- releasing hormone (TRH) and thyrotropin (TSH) in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in response to high levels of circulating thyroid hormones (TH). Despite the wealth of accumulated knowledge, it is still not clear how exactly this negative regulation is executed. The syndrome of resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH), in which the levels of TH are not properly sensed, represents naturally occurring situations in which molecular components of this regulation are displayed and may be uncovered...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
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