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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714670/cross-linking-furan-modified-kisspeptin-10-to-the-kiss-receptor
#1
Willem Vannecke, Christophe Ampe, Marleen Van Troys, Massimiliano Beltramo, Annemieke Madder
Chemical cross-linking is well-established for investigating protein-protein interactions. Traditionally, photo cross-linking is used but is associated with problems of selectivity and UV toxicity in a biological context. We here describe, with live cells and under normal growth conditions, selective cross-linking of a furan-modified peptide ligand to its membrane-presented receptor with zero toxicity, high efficiency, and spatio-specificity. Furan-modified kisspeptin-10 is covalently coupled to its glycosylated membrane receptor, GPR54(KISS1R)...
July 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650956/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-kisspeptin-antagonists-p234-p271-p354-and-p356-on-gpr54-activation
#2
C H J Albers-Wolthers, J de Gier, M Walen, P J S van Kooten, C B Lambalk, P A J Leegwater, B A J Roelen, A C Schaefers-Okkens, V P M G Rutten, R P M Millar, H S Kooistra
Kisspeptins (KPs) and their receptor (GPR54 or KiSS1R) play a key-role in regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and are therefore interesting targets for therapeutic interventions in the field of reproductive endocrinology. As dogs show a rapid and robust LH response after the administration of KP10, they can serve as a good animal model for research concerning KP signaling. The aims of the present study were to test the antagonistic properties of KP analogs p234, p271, p354, and p356 in vitro, by determining the intracellular Ca2+ response of CHEM1 cells that stably express human GPR54, and to study the in vivo effects of these peptides on basal plasma LH concentration and the KP10-induced LH response in female dogs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583614/effects-of-active-immunization-against-gnrh-versus-surgical-castration-on-hypothalamic-pituitary-function-in-boars
#3
Xingfa Han, Yuqin Zhou, Yu Zeng, Fenfen Sui, Yacheng Liu, Yao Tan, Xiaohan Cao, Xiaogang Du, Fengyan Meng, Xianyin Zeng
The objective was to compare effects of anti-GnRH immunization (immunocastration) versus surgical castration on hypothalamic-pituitary function in boars. Thirty-six boars were randomly divided into three groups (n = 12/group): control, surgically castrated, or immunized against GnRH at 10 wk of age (boostered 8 wk later). Compared to intact boars, immunocastration reduced (P < 0.05) serum concentrations of LH, FSH, testosterone and inhibin B and caused severe testicular atrophy, whereas surgical castration increased (P < 0...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438528/molecular-characterization-of-kiss2-receptor-and-in-vitro-effects-of-kiss2-on-reproduction-related-gene-expression-in-the-hypothalamus-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#4
Bin Wang, Quan Liu, Xuezhou Liu, Yongjiang Xu, Bao Shi
Kisspeptin (Kiss) and its receptor, KissR (previously known as GPR54), play a critical role in the control of reproduction and puberty onset in mammals. Additionally, a number of studies have provided evidence of the existence of multiple Kiss/KissR systems in teleosts, but the physiological relevance and functions of these kisspeptin forms (Kiss1 and Kiss2) still remain to be investigated. To this end, we examined the direct actions of Kiss2 on hypothalamic functions in the half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis), a representative species of the order Pleuronectiformes...
August 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411243/potent-vasoconstrictor-kisspeptin-10-induces-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-and-instability-reversal-by-its-receptor-gpr54-antagonist
#5
Kengo Sato, Remina Shirai, Mina Hontani, Rina Shinooka, Akinori Hasegawa, Tomoki Kichise, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hayami Yoshizawa, Rena Watanabe, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Shinji Koba, Youichi Kobayashi, Tsutomu Hirano, Takuya Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Kisspeptin-10 (KP-10), a potent vasoconstrictor and inhibitor of angiogenesis, and its receptor, GPR54, have currently received much attention in relation to pre-eclampsia. However, it still remains unknown whether KP-10 could affect atherogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the effects of KP-10 on human umbilical vein endothelial cells, human monocyte-derived macrophages, human aortic smooth muscle cells in vitro, and atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice in vivo...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324048/demonstration-of-a-functional-kiss-kissr-system-in-amphioxus-with-implications-for-origin-of-neuroendocrine-regulation
#6
Peng Wang, Meng Wang, Guangdong Ji, Shuangshuang Yang, Shicui Zhang, Zhenhui Liu
Amphioxus belongs to the Cephalochordata, which is the most basal subphylum of the chordates. Despite many studies on the endocrine system of amphioxus, key information about its regulation remains ambiguous. Here we clearly demonstrated the presence of a functional kisspeptin/kisspeptin receptor (Kiss-Kissr) system, which is involved in the regulation of reproduction in amphioxus. Evolutionary analyses revealed large expansion of Kiss and Kissr (gpr54) genes in amphioxus and they might represent the ancestral type of the Kiss/gpr54 genes in chordates...
January 24, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251550/the-mystery-of-puberty-initiation-genetics-and-epigenetics-of-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty-icpp
#7
REVIEW
Sofia Leka-Emiri, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
Puberty is a major developmental stage. Damaging mutations, considered as "mistakes of nature", have contributed to the unraveling of the networks implicated in the normal initiation of puberty. Genes involved in the abnormal hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis development, in the normosmic idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (nIHH), in the X-linked or autosomal forms of Kallmann syndrome and in precocious puberty have been identified (GNRH1, GNRHR, KISS1, GPR54, FGFR1, FGF8, PROK2, PROKR2, TAC3, TACR3, KAL1, PROK2, PROKR2, CHD7, LEP, LEPR, PC1, DAX1, SF-1, HESX-1, LHX3, PROP-1)...
August 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209621/prominent-oncogenic-roles-of-evi1-in-breast-carcinoma
#8
Hui Wang, Thorsten Schaefer, Martina Konantz, Martin Braun, Zsuzsanna Varga, Anna M Paczulla, Selina Reich, Francis Jacob, Sven Perner, Holger Moch, Tanja N Fehm, Lothar Kanz, Klaus Schulze-Osthoff, Claudia Lengerke
Overexpression of the EVI1 oncogene is associated typically with aggressive myeloid leukemia, but is also detectable in breast carcinoma where its contributions are unexplored. Analyzing a tissue microarray of 608 breast carcinoma patient specimens, we documented EVI1 overexpression in both estrogen receptor-positive (ER(+)) and estrogen receptor-negative (ER(-)) breast carcinomas. Here, we report prognostic relevance of EVI1 overexpression in triple-negative breast carcinoma but not in the HER2-positive breast carcinoma subset...
April 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194651/kisspeptin-10-inhibits-proliferation-and-regulates-lipolysis-and-lipogenesis-processes-in-3t3-l1-cells-and-isolated-rat-adipocytes
#9
Ewa Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, Paweł A Kołodziejski, Maciej Sassek, Joanna H Sliwowska
INTRODUCTION: Kisspeptin, which is encoded by the KISS1 gene and acts via GPR54, plays a role in the regulation of reproductive functions. Expression of KISS1 and GRPR54 has been found in peripheral tissues, including adipose tissue, and was shown to be influenced by metabolic status. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that kisspeptin could be involved in regulation of lipid metabolism in the mouse 3T3-L1 cell line and in isolated rat adipocytes. METHODS: First, we characterized expression profiles of KISS1 and GPR54 mRNA and proteins in adipose cells isolated from male rats...
April 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139049/effect-of-supplements-during-the-cold-season-on-the-reproductive-system-in-prepubertal-tibetan-sheep-ewes
#10
Xiaoping Jing, Quanhui Peng, Rui Hu, Hongze Wang, Xiaoqiang Yu, Allan Degen, Huawei Zou, Shanke Bao, Suonan Zhao, Zhisheng Wang
We examined the development of the reproductive system in prepubertal Tibetan sheep ewes when fed only oat hay (CON) or supplemented with either lick blocks (BS) or concentrate feed (CS) during the cold season. The average daily gain of the CS ewes was greater than that of the BS ewes (P < 0.05), which was greater than that of the CON ewes. The same pattern was observed in the number of ovarian follicles (P < 0.001), that is, CS > BS > CON. Serum concentrations of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteotrophic hormone, estradiol and progesterone in the CS and BS groups were higher than in the CON group (P < 0...
January 31, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981646/characterisation-of-kiss1r-gpr54-expressing-neurones-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-the-female-rat-hypothalamus
#11
S Higo, N Iijima, H Ozawa
Kisspeptin is essential in reproduction and acts by stimulating neurones expressing gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Recent studies suggest that kisspeptin has multiple roles in the modulation of neuronal circuits in systems outside the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Our recent research using in situ hybridisation (ISH) clarified the histological distribution of Kiss1r (Gpr54)-expressing neurones in the rat brain that were presumed to be putative targets of kisspeptin. The arcuate nucleus (ARN) of the hypothalamus is one of the brain regions in which Kiss1r expression in non-GnRH neurones is prominent...
February 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890710/in-vivo-and-vitro-characterization-of-the-effects-of-kisspeptin-13-endogenous-ligands-for-gpr54-on-mouse-gastrointestinal-motility
#12
Jinhong Jiang, Weidong Jin, Yali Peng, Zhen He, Lijuan Wei, Shu Li, Xiaoli Wang, Min Chang, Rui Wang
Kisspeptin (KP), the endogenous ligand of GPR54, is a mammalian amidated neurohormone, which belongs to the RF-amide peptide family. However, in contrast with the related members of the RF-amide family, little information is available regarding its role in the gastrointestinal motility. With regard to the recent data suggesting KP play an important role in food intake, and while gastrointestinal motility are closely related to it. Thus, in the present work, effects of central administration of KP-13, one of the endogenous active isoforms, on gastrointestinal motility were investigated...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774662/kisspeptin-10-and-the-g-protein-coupled-receptor-54-are-differentially-expressed-in-the-canine-pregnant-uterus-and-trophoblast-cells
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S Schäfer-Somi, S S Ay, D Kaya, M Sözmen, H B Beceriklisoy, A R Ağaoğlu, M Fındık, T van Haeften, S Aslan
Uterine tissue was collected from bitches after ovariohysterectomy at different times after ovulation. Samples were assigned to four groups: metestrous non-pregnant, day 10-12, n = 4; pre-implantation, day 10-12, n = 9; post-implantation, day 18-25, n = 13; mid-gestation, day 30-40, n = 7. RT-qPCR detection was performed for kiss1 and the G protein-coupled receptor 54 (GPR54, specific receptor for kisspeptin). In addition, immunohistochemistry was performed for detection of kisspeptin-10 (KP-10), GPR54, as well as pan-cytokeratin and vimentin...
October 23, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673555/excess-testosterone-exposure-alters-hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular-axis-dynamics-and-gene-expression-in-sheep-fetuses
#14
Charles E Roselli, Rebecka Amodei, Kyle P Gribbin, Keely Corder, Fred Stormshak, Charles T Estill
Prenatal exposure to excess androgen may result in impaired adult fertility in a variety of mammalian species. However, little is known about what feedback mechanisms regulate gonadotropin secretion during early gestation and how they respond to excess T exposure. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of exogenous exposure to T on key genes that regulate gonadotropin and GnRH secretion in fetal male lambs as compared with female cohorts. We found that biweekly maternal testosterone propionate (100 mg) treatment administered from day 30 to day 58 of gestation acutely decreased (P < ...
November 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651548/the-role-of-kisspeptin-signalling-in-control-of-reproduction-in-genetically-similar-species
#15
Amir Babiker, Adnan Al Shaikh
Kisspeptin (previously known as metastin) is a protein encoded by the KISS-1 gene in humans. Kisspeptin producing neurons seem to bridge the gap between the sex steroid levels and feedback mechanisms that control the gonadotropin releasing hormone secretion. Since 2003, there are many studies on the facets of neuroendocrine networks that control puberty and fertility. These have explored the role of Kisspeptins in puberty and fertility using animal models. Kisspeptins are universally recognized as essential activators of the gonadotropic axis and they play an essential role in the metabolic regulation of fertility...
2016: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616469/kisspeptin-levels-in-idiopathic-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-diagnosed-male-patients-and-its-relation-with-glucose-insulin-dynamic
#16
Hasan Öztin, Eylem Çağıltay, Sinan Çağlayan, Mustafa Kaplan, Yaşam Kemal Akpak, Nilay Karaca, Mesut Tığlıoğlu
Male hypogonadism is defined as the deficiency of testosterone or sperm production synthesized by testicles or the deficiency of both. The reasons for hypogonadism may be primary, meaning testicular or secondary, meaning hypothalamohypophyseal. In hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH), there is indeficiency in gonadotropic hormones due to hypothalamic or hypophyseal reasons. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is an important stimulant in releasing follicular stimulant hormone (FSH), mainly luteinizing hormone (LH)...
December 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593959/kisspeptins-estrogens-and-male-fertility
#17
Rosanna Chianese, Gilda Cobellis, Teresa Chioccarelli, Vincenza Ciaramella, Marina Migliaccio, Silvia Fasano, Riccardo Pierantoni, Rosaria Meccariello
BACKGROUND: The control of male fertility requires accurate endocrine, paracrine and autocrine communications along the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis. In this respect, the possible interplay between upcoming/classical modulators of reproductive functions deserves attention in that may be a successful tool for the future exploitation of new potential therapeutic targets in the treatment of fertility disorders. METHODS: In this review we will discuss upcoming data concerning the role of kisspeptins, the products of the Kiss1 gene, and estrogens - classically considered as female hormones - as well as their possible interplay in testis...
2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580229/seasonal-differential-expression-of-kiss-1-gpr54-in-the-striped-hamsters-cricetulus-barabensis-among-different-tissues
#18
Laixiang Xu, Huiliang Xue, Shenning Li, Jinhui Xu, Lei Chen
Kisspeptins and G protein coupled receptor (GPR54) play significant roles in regulating reproductive activity among seasonal reproductive animals; however, the mechanisms of KiSS-1 and GPR54 gene affecting the seasonal reproduction in striped hamster are still unknown. In this study, real-time quantitative PCR was employed to examine the expression profiles of KiSS-1 and GPR54 in the hypothalamus, ovarian, testis, uterus and epididymis of striped hamsters among four different seasons. Our results showed that, among different seasons, the KiSS-1 expression mode of male striped hamster and the GPR54 expression mode of female striped hamster were consistent with the seasonal photoperiod in the hypothalamus...
August 31, 2016: Integrative Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27519634/prepubertal-exposure-to-an-oestrogenic-mycotoxin-zearalenone-induces-central-precocious-puberty-in-immature-female-rats-through-the-mechanism-of-premature-activation-of-hypothalamic-kisspeptin-gpr54-signaling
#19
Rong Yang, Yi-Mei Wang, Li Zhang, Zeng-Ming Zhao, Jun Zhao, Shuang-Qing Peng
Sporadic epidemics and several researches in rodents indicated that zearalenone (ZEA) and its metabolites, the prevailing oestrogenic mycotoxins in foodstuffs, were a triggering factor for true precocious puberty development in girls. Nevertheless, the neuroendocrine mechanism through which ZEA mycoestrogens advance puberty onset is not fully understood. To elucidate this issue, hypothalamic kisspeptin-G-protein coupled receptor-54 (GPR54) signaling pathway that regulates the onset of puberty was focused on in the present study...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478063/the-roles-of-kisspeptin-revisited-inside-and-outside-the-hypothalamus
#20
REVIEW
Yoshihisa Uenoyama, Vutha Pheng, Hiroko Tsukamura, Kei-Ichiro Maeda
Kisspeptin, encoded by KISS1/Kiss1 gene, is now considered a master regulator of reproductive functions in mammals owing to its involvement in the direct activation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons after binding to its cognate receptor, GPR54. Ever since the discovery of kisspeptin, intensive studies on hypothalamic expression of KISS1/Kiss1 and on physiological roles of hypothalamic kisspeptin neurons have provided clues as to how the brain controls sexual maturation at the onset of puberty and subsequent reproductive performance in mammals...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
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