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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791869/ghrelin-and-the-heart
#1
Takeshi Tokudome, Kentaro Otani, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide that was first discovered in the stomach of rats in 1999, is an endogenous ligand of growth hormone secretagogue receptor. Ghrelin exerts its potent growth hormone-releasing and orexigenic activities by binding to specific receptors in the brain. Subsequent studies showed that ghrelin participates in the regulation of diverse processes, including energy balance, body weight maintenance, and glucose and fat metabolism, and demonstrated that ghrelin is beneficial for treatment of cardiac diseases...
May 20, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790934/pediatric-pituitary-adenomas-early-and-long-term-surgical-outcome-in-a-series-of-85-consecutive-patients
#2
Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Marco Losa, Jody Filippo Capitanio, Luigi Albano, Giovanna Weber, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND: Young age has been reported as a negative prognostic factor for pituitary adenomas (PAs). They are very uncommon in children and adolescents; therefore, surgical outcomes are poorly described. OBJECTIVE: To report results of microsurgical transsphenoidal approach (MTSA) in pediatric PAs. METHODS: The study retrospectively analyzed 3040 PAs treated in our institute, according to the adenoma subtype and then divided into pediatric (≤18 yr) and adult groups (>18 yr)...
May 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789996/prevalence-and-treatment-of-central-hypogonadism-and-hypoandrogenism-in-women-with-hypopituitarism
#3
Catharina Olivius, Kerstin Landin-Wilhelmsen, Daniel S Olsson, Gudmundur Johannsson, Åsa Tivesten
PURPOSE: Women with hypopituitarism have increased morbidity and mortality, and hypogonadism has been suggested to be a contributing mechanism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of central hypogonadism and hypoandrogenism in women with hypopituitarism at a single Swedish center. METHODS: All consecutive women (n = 184) who commenced growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg between 1995 and 2015 were included...
May 22, 2018: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789408/the-relationship-between-serum-igf-1-handgrip-strength-physical-performance-and-falls-in-elderly-men-and-women
#4
Caroline Van Nieuwpoort, Mariska Vlot, Laura Schaap, Paul Lips, Madeleine Drent
OBJECTIVE: Human aging is accompanied by a decrease in growth hormone secretion and serum IGF-1 levels. Also, loss of muscle mass, strength and impairment of physical performance, ending in a state of frailty, are seen in elderly. We aimed to investigate whether handgrip strength, physical performance and recurrent falls are related to serum IGF-1 levels in community dwelling elderly. DESIGN: Observational cohort study (cross-sectional and prospective). METHODS: We studied the association between IGF-1 and handgrip strength, physical performance and falls in participants of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam...
May 22, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788119/the-effects-of-leptin-on-plasma-concentrations-of-prolactin-growth-hormone-and-melatonin-vary-depending-on-the-stage-of-pregnancy-in-sheep
#5
Malgorzata Szczesna, Katarzyna Kirsz, Tomasz Misztal, Edyta Molik, Dorota A Zieba
The effects of hyperleptinemia and leptin resistance during gestation are unclear. Leptin, an important neuroendocrine regulator, has anorexic effects, but its interactions with other metabolic hormones during pregnancy are unclear. We examined potential roles of leptin in regulating prolactin (PRL), growth hormone (GH) and melatonin plasma concentrations during pregnancy in Polish Longwool ewes. Twelve estrus-synchronized ewes carrying twins after mating were randomly assigned to receive intravenous injections of saline or recombinant ovine leptin (2...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786867/growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-antagonists-reduce-prostatic-enlargement-and-inflammation-in-carrageenan-induced-chronic-prostatitis
#6
Petra Popovics, Renzhi Cai, Wei Sha, Ferenc G Rick, Andrew V Schally
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a key role in the etiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) through multiple pathways involving the stimulation of proliferation by cytokines and growth factors as well as the induction of the focal occurrence of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We have previously reported that GHRH acts as a prostatic growth factor in experimental BPH and in autoimmune prostatitis models and its blockade with GHRH antagonists offer therapeutic approaches for these conditions...
May 21, 2018: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785038/reduced-peak-stimulated-growth-hormone-is-associated-with-hyperuricemia-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
#7
Shuang Liang, Dejian Zhang, Jianhong Qi, Xiaobo Song, Jiang Xue
The purpose of the study is to investigate whether reduced peak GH response to arginine-levodopa test is associated with hyperuricemia in obese children and adolescents. The study population consisted of a total sample of 78 obese and 30 normal-weight children and adolescents without known hypopituitarism. All participants underwent clinical examination and GH stimulation testing. IGF-1, lipid profile and other metabolic markers were assessed. The obese subjects were then divided into two groups according to the serum levels of uric acid...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784955/integration-of-large-scale-data-for-extraction-of-integrated-arabidopsis-root-cell-type-specific-models
#8
Michael Scheunemann, Siobhan M Brady, Zoran Nikoloski
Plant organs consist of multiple cell types that do not operate in isolation, but communicate with each other to maintain proper functions. Here, we extract models specific to three developmental stages of eight root cell types or tissue layers in Arabidopsis thaliana based on a state-of-the-art constraint-based modeling approach with all publicly available transcriptomics and metabolomics data from this system to date. We integrate these models into a multi-cell root model which we investigate with respect to network structure, distribution of fluxes, and concordance to transcriptomics and proteomics data...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777415/preparation-of-biologically-active-monomeric-recombinant-zebrafish-danio-rerio-and-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-recombinant-growth-hormones
#9
Ewa Ocłoń, Gili Solomon, Zvi Hayouka, Arieh Gertler
Fish growth hormones (GHs) play an important role in regulating growth, metabolism, reproduction, osmoregulation, and immunity and have thus garnered attention for their application in aquaculture. Zebrafish GH (zGH) cDNA or rainbow trout GH (rtGH) cDNA was cloned into the pMon3401 vector, expressed in MON105-competent Escherichia coli and purified to homogeneity. Their biological activity was evidenced by their ability to interact with ovine GH receptor extracellular domain and stimulate GH receptor-mediated proliferation in FDC-P1-3B9 cells stably transfected with rabbit GH receptor...
May 18, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773976/facing-the-challenges-of-neuropeptide-gene-knockouts-why-do-they-not-inhibit-reproduction-in-adult-teleost-fish
#10
REVIEW
Vance L Trudeau
Genetic manipulation of teleost endocrine systems started with transgenic overexpression of pituitary growth hormone. Such strategies enhance growth and reduce fertility, but the fish still breed. Genome editing using transcription activator-like effector nuclease in zebrafish and medaka has established the role of follicle stimulating hormone for gonadal development and luteinizing hormone for ovulation. Attempts to genetically manipulate the hypophysiotropic neuropeptidergic systems have been less successful...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770869/curcumin-inhibits-autocrine-growth-hormone-mediated-invasion-and-metastasis-by-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-polyamine-metabolism-in-breast-cancer-cells
#11
Ajda Coker-Gurkan, Merve Celik, Merve Ugur, Elif-Damla Arisan, Pinar Obakan-Yerlikaya, Zeynep Begum Durdu, Narcin Palavan-Unsal
Curcumin is assumed to be a plant-derived therapeutic drug that triggers apoptotic cell death in vitro and in vivo by affecting different molecular targets such as NF-κB. Phase I/II trial of curcumin alone or with chemotherapeutic drugs has been accomplished in pancreatic, colon, prostate and breast cancer cases. Recently, autocrine growth hormone (GH) signaling-induced cell growth, metastasis and drug resistance have been demonstrated in breast cancer. In this study, our aim was to investigate the potential therapeutic effect of curcumin by evaluating the molecular machinery of curcumin-triggered apoptotic cell death via focusing on NF-κB signaling and polyamine (PA) metabolism in autocrine GH-expressing MCF-7, MDA-MB-453 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells...
May 16, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769040/novel-aggrecan-variant-p-gln2364pro-causes-severe-familial-nonsyndromic-adult-short-stature-and-poor-growth-hormone-response-in-chinese-children
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Dandan Xu, Chengjun Sun, Zeyi Zhou, Bingbing Wu, Lin Yang, Zhuo Chang, Miaoying Zhang, Li Xi, Ruoqian Cheng, Jinwen Ni, Feihong Luo
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the aggrecan (ACAN) gene can cause short stature (with heterogeneous clinical phenotypes), impaired bone maturation, and large variations in response to growth hormone (GH) treatment. For such cases, long-term longitudinal therapy data from China are still scarce. We report that a previously unknown ACAN gene variant reduces adult height and we analyze the GH response in children from an affected large Chinese family. METHODS: Two children initially diagnosed with idiopathic short stature (ISS) and a third mildly short child from a large Chinese family presented with poor GH response...
May 16, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768519/influence-of-growth-hormone-replacement-on-neurological-and-psychomotor-development-case-report
#13
Felipe Motta, Adriana Pasmanik Eisencraft, Lindiane Gomes Crisostomo
The height response to the use of growth hormone in short height cases has already been confirmed in the literature. The influence of the insulin-like growth factor 1 (GH-IGF1) axis components on development, function, regeneration, neuroprotection, cognition, and motor functions has been evaluated in experimental studies and in adults with central nervous system lesions. However, there is still little research on the clinical impact of hormone replacement on neurological and psychomotor development. This report presents the case of a patient with excellent weight-height recovery and, even more surprisingly, neurological and psychomotor development in response to use of growth hormone...
May 14, 2018: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767287/screening-for-comorbid-conditions-in-patients-enrolled-in-the-soda-registry-a-2-year-observational-analysis
#14
Whitney W Woodmansee, Murray B Gordon, Mark E Molitch, Adriana G Ioachimescu, Don W Carver, Beloo Mirakhur, David Cox, Roberto Salvatori
PURPOSE: This 2-year analysis assessed frequency of comorbidities and comorbidity screening in the Somatuline® (lanreotide, LAN) Depot for Acromegaly (SODA) registry. METHODS: Patient data collected included pituitary hormone deficiencies, sleep studies, echocardiograms, gallbladder sonographies, colonoscopies, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and growth hormone levels in patients with (DM) and without (non-DM) diabetes mellitus were analyzed...
May 16, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765966/further-clinical-evidence-for-the-effect-of-igf-1-on-hair-growth-and-alopecia
#15
Ralph M Trüeb
Observations on the Laron syndrome originally offered the opportunity to explore the effect of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) deficiency on human hair growth and differentiation. According to its expression in the dermal hair papilla, IGF-1 is likely involved in reciprocal signaling. It has been shown to affect follicular proliferation, tissue remodeling, and the hair growth cycle, as well as follicular differentiation, identifying IGF-1 signaling as an important mitogenic and morphogenetic regulator in hair follicle biology...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763375/chromosomal-architecture-and-placental-expression-of-the-human-growth-hormone-gene-family-are-targeted-by-pre-pregnancy-maternal-obesity
#16
Yan Jin, Hana Vakili, SongYan Liu, Savas Menticoglou, Margaret E Bock, Peter A Cattini
The human (h) placental lactogenic hormone chorionic somatomammotropin (CS) is highly produced during pregnancy and acts as a metabolic adaptor in response to maternal insulin resistance. Maternal obesity can exacerbate this "resistance" and a >75% decrease in CS RNA levels was observed in term placentas from obese versus lean women. The genes coding for hCS (hCS-A and hCS-B) and placental growth hormone (hGH-V) as well as the hCS-L pseudogene and pituitary growth hormone (GH) gene (hGH-N) are located at a single locus on chromosome 17...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762475/growth-hormone-secretion-patterns-in-german-landrace-dl-fetuses-and-piglets-compared-to-dl-piglets-with-inherited-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-deficiency
#17
Manfred Mielenz, Michael W Pfaffl, Christina Schlumbohm, Johein Harmeyer, Nahid Parvizi
The regulation of growth hormone (GH) release during prenatal development and during early postnatal life is not entirely clarified. In this study plasma GH concentrations in pigs with inherited pseudo vitamin D deficiency type I (PDDR-I), which regularly show growth retardation, were compared during ontogeny with unaffected pigs of the same breed (German Landrace, DL) as control. Plasma GH concentrations were measured in plasma of chronically catheterized fetuses (beginning on day 101 after mating or after artificial insemination) and in piglets (day 37 postpartum (p...
May 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761230/ghrelin-receptor-signaling-targets-segregated-clusters-of-neurons-within-the-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract
#18
María Paula Cornejo, Pablo Nicolás De Francesco, Guadalupe García Romero, Enrique L Portiansky, Jeffrey M Zigman, Mirta Reynaldo, Mario Perello
Ghrelin is a stomach-derived hormone that regulates a variety of biological functions such as food intake, gastrointestinal function and blood glucose metabolism, among others. Ghrelin acts via the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR), a G-protein-coupled receptor located in key brain areas that mediate specific actions of the hormone. GHSR is highly expressed in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), which is located in the medulla oblongata and controls essential functions, including orofacial, autonomic, neuroendocrine and behavioral responses...
May 14, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759686/molecular-mechanisms-governing-embryonic-differentiation-of-pituitary-somatotropes
#19
REVIEW
Buffy S Ellsworth, Caitlin E Stallings
Pituitary somatotropes secrete growth hormone (GH), which is essential for normal growth and metabolism. Somatotrope defects result in GH deficiency (GHD), leading to short stature in childhood and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adulthood. Current hormone replacement therapies fail to recapitulate normal pulsatile GH secretion. Stem cell therapies could overcome this problem but are dependent on a thorough understanding of somatotrope differentiation. Although several transcription factors, signaling pathways, and hormones that regulate this process have been identified, the mechanisms of action are not well understood...
May 11, 2018: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757421/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-acromegaly-an-international-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Dale Ding, Gautam U Mehta, Mohana Rao Patibandla, Cheng-Chia Lee, Roman Liscak, Hideyuki Kano, Fu-Yuan Pai, Mikulas Kosak, Nathaniel D Sisterson, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Nuria Martinez-Moreno, David Mathieu, Inga S Grills, Kevin Blas, Kuei Lee, Christopher P Cifarelli, Gennadiy A Katsevman, John Y K Lee, Brendan McShane, Douglas Kondziolka, L Dade Lunsford, Mary Lee Vance, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a treatment option for persistent or recurrent acromegaly secondary to a growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma, but its efficacy is inadequately defined. OBJECTIVE: To assess, in a multicenter, retrospective cohort study, the outcomes of SRS for acromegaly and determine predictors. METHODS: We pooled and analyzed data from 10 participating institutions of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation for patients with acromegaly who underwent SRS with endocrine follow-up of ≥6 mo...
May 10, 2018: Neurosurgery
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