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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435794/cushing-disease-in-a-patient-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b
#1
Kannan Kasturi, Lucas Fernandes, Martha Quezado, Mary Eid, Leigh Marcus, Prashant Chittiboina, Mark Rappaport, Constantine A Stratakis, Brigitte Widemann, Maya Lodish
CONTEXT: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN2B) is a rare autosomal-dominant cancer syndrome characterized in part by metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and pheochromocytoma. Cushing disease is a rare cause of endogenous hypercortisolism in children. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a 21-year-old African-American male who was diagnosed at age 10 with an ACTH-secreting pituitary microadenoma. At age 16 he developed medullary thyroid cancer and was found to have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B with the characteristic M918T mutation of the RET proto-oncogene...
June 2017: J Clin Transl Endocrinol Case Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431277/endocrine-disruption-by-environmental-gestagens-in-amphibians-a-short-review-supported-by-new-in%C3%A2-vitro-data-using-gonads-of-xenopus-laevis
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REVIEW
Andrea Ziková, Claudia Lorenz, Frauke Hoffmann, Wibke Kleiner, Ilka Lutz, Matthias Stöck, Werner Kloas
Endocrine disruption caused by various anthropogenic compounds is of persisting concern, especially for aquatic wildlife, because surface waters are the main sink of these so-called endocrine disruptors (ED). In the past, research focused on (anti)estrogenic, (anti)androgenic, and (anti)thyroidal substances, affecting primarily reproduction and development in vertebrates; however, other endocrine systems might be also targeted by ED. Environmental gestagens, including natural progestogens (e.g. progesterone (P4)) and synthetic progestins used for contraception, are supposed to affect vertebrate reproduction via progesterone receptors...
April 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427902/effects-of-different-green-light-intensities-on-the-growth-performance-and-endocrine-properties-of-barfin-flounder-verasper-moseri
#3
Akiyoshi Takahashi, Satoshi Kasagi, Naoto Murakami, Sumihisa Furufuji, Shigeto Kikuchi, Kanta Mizusawa, Tadashi Andoh
We previously reported that the somatic growth of barfin flounder, Verasper moseri, was effectively stimulated by the green light compared to the blue and red lights. Herein, we report the effects of different green light intensities on the growth and endocrine system of the fish. Fish were reared in a dark room with light from a light-emitting diode (LED) at a peak wavelength of 518 nm under controlled photoperiod (10.5:13.5 h, light:dark cycle; 06:00-16:30, light) with three levels of photon flux density (PFD)-2 (low), 7 (medium), or 21 (high) μmol·m(-2)·s(-1) at the water surface...
April 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423475/primary-lymphocytic-hypophysitis-clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-of-50-cases-in-a-single-centre-in-china-over-18-years
#4
Shuchang Wang, Linjie Wang, Yong Yao, Feng Feng, Hongbo Yang, Zhiyong Liang, Kan Deng, Hui You, Jian Sun, Bing Xing, Zimeng Jin, Renzhi Wang, Hui Pan, Huijuan Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Primary lymphocytic hypophysitis (LYH) is rare and it is often evaluated in a small case series. This study aimed to describe the diagnosis and treatment of primary LYH in a larger cohort. DESIGN: A retrospective study of the diagnosis and treatment of primary LYH was conducted at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 1999 to 2016. PATIENTS: Fifty patients (28 histologically-diagnosed and 22 clinically-diagnosed) were eligible for inclusion...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420716/a-men1-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-mouse-model-under-temporal-control
#5
Kate E Lines, Roeland P Vas Nunes, Morten Frost, Christopher J Yates, Mark Stevenson, Rajesh Thakker
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by occurrence of parathyroid tumours, and neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the pancreatic islets and anterior pituitary. The MEN1 gene, encoding menin, is a tumour suppressor, but its precise role in initiating in vivo tumourigenesis remains to be elucidated. The availability of a temporally controlled conditional MEN1 mouse model would greatly facilitate the study of such early tumourigenic events, and overcome the limitations of other MEN1 knockout models, in which menin is lost from conception, or tumour development occurs asynchronously...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413529/an-evaluation-of-neuroendocrine-dysfunction-following-acute-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-prospective-study
#6
Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Subhash Yadav, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Anant Mehrotra, Sanjay Behari, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the incidence and pattern of neuroendocrine changes in cases of acute aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endocrine assessment was performed in 100 consecutive cases of acute aneurysmal SAH presenting within 7 days of ictus. The gonadotropic, somatotrophic, thyrotropic, and corticotrophic axes were evaluated for their possible dysfunction. RESULTS: A total of 100 cases (38 males, 62 females; age range - 17-76 years; mean age - 43...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413388/a-case-report-of-cushing-s-disease-presenting-as-hair-loss
#7
Emily G Lefkowitz, Jack P Cossman, John B Fournier
Cushing's syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder that comprises a large group of signs and symptoms resulting from chronic exposure to excess corticosteroids. Most cases of Cushing's syndrome are due to increased adrenocorticotropic hormone production from a pituitary adenoma, which is referred to as Cushing's disease. Most of the signs and symptoms are nonspecific and common in the general population, making a diagnosis often challenging. However, several dermatological manifestations, such as fragile skin, easy bruising, and reddish purple striae, are more discriminatory...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412706/endocrine-comorbidities-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-population-based-case-controlled-study
#8
Amir Haddad, Ron Ilan Ashkenazi, Haim Bitterman, Ilan Feldhamer, Sari Greenberg-Dotan, Idit Lavi, Erez Batat, Irina Bergman, Arnon Dov Cohen, Devy Zisman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate endocrine comorbidities in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed with the database of Clalit Health Services, the largest healthcare provider in Israel, between 2002 and 2014. Patients with PsA were identified and matched by age and sex to healthy controls. The following morbidities were analyzed: hypo/hyperthyroidism, hypo/hyperparathyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, Cushing disease, Addison disease, diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus (DM), pituitary adenoma, acromegaly, and osteoporosis...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412521/a-lamprey-view-on-the-origins-of-neuroendocrine-regulation-of-the-thyroid-axis
#9
REVIEW
Stacia A Sower, Krist N Hausken
This mini review summarizes the current knowledge of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) endocrine system in lampreys, jawless vertebrates. Lampreys and hagfish are the only two extant members of the class of agnathans, the oldest lineage of vertebrates. The high conservation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis in lampreys makes the lamprey model highly appropriate for comparative and evolutionary analyses. However, there are still many unknown questions concerning the hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) axis in its regulation of thyroid activities in lampreys...
April 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411869/detection-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-evidence-of-their-effects-on-the-hpg-axis-of-the-european-anchovy-engraulis-encrasicolus
#10
Andrea Miccoli, Francesca Maradonna, Andrea De Felice, Vincenzo Caputo Barucchi, Andone Estonba, Michele Genangeli, Sauro Vittori, Iole Leonori, Oliana Carnevali
Natural/synthetic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) may display estrogenic activity and a lower potency than 17β-estradiol. Nonetheless, their concentrations and additive effects can affect the endocrine system and reproductive processes related to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis. Because of their persistence in both the environment and biological systems, they ultimately target multi-level predators, including humans. We detected presence and effects of xenobiotics on wild anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in the Western Adriatic Sea...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400550/primary-pituitary-tuberculosis-revisited
#11
Fatma Ben Abid, Mohammed Abukhattab, Hanfa Karim, Mohamed Agab, Issam Al-Bozom, Wanis H Ibrahim
BACKGROUND Primary pituitary tuberculosis (in absence of other organ involvement and constitutional symptoms) is an extremely rare disease with total reported cases in the literature fewer than a hundred. Misdiagnosis as pituitary adenoma is common and late diagnosis can result in a permanent endocrine dysfunction and/or long-term neurologic sequelae. CASE REPORT We report on the case of a middle-aged woman who presented with severe headache and left third cranial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large pituitary tumor invading the left cavernous sinus...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400402/molecular-targeted-therapies-in-adrenal-pituitary-and-parathyroid-malignancies
#12
Anna Angelousi, Georgios K Dimitriadis, Gn Zografos, Svenja Nölting, Gregory A Kaltsas, Ashley B Grossman
Tumourigenesis is a relatively common event in endocrine tissues. Currently, specific guidelines have been developed for common malignant endocrine tumours which also incorporate advances in molecular targeted therapies (MTT), as in thyroid cancer and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine malignancies. However, there is little information regarding the role and efficacy of MTT in the relatively rare malignant endocrine tumours mainly involving the adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, pituitary and parathyroid glands...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398339/animal-models-to-improve-our-understanding-and-treatment-of-suicidal-behavior
#13
REVIEW
T D Gould, P Georgiou, L A Brenner, L Brundin, A Can, P Courtet, Z R Donaldson, Y Dwivedi, S Guillaume, I I Gottesman, S Kanekar, C A Lowry, P F Renshaw, D Rujescu, E G Smith, G Turecki, P Zanos, C A Zarate, P A Zunszain, T T Postolache
Worldwide, suicide is a leading cause of death. Although a sizable proportion of deaths by suicide may be preventable, it is well documented that despite major governmental and international investments in research, education and clinical practice suicide rates have not diminished and are even increasing among several at-risk populations. Although nonhuman animals do not engage in suicidal behavior amenable to translational studies, we argue that animal model systems are necessary to investigate candidate endophenotypes of suicidal behavior and the neurobiology underlying these endophenotypes...
April 11, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389989/single-vagus-nerve-stimulation-reduces-early-postprandial-c-peptide-levels-but-not-other-hormones-or-postprandial-metabolism
#14
M W Tang, F S van Nierop, F A Koopman, H M Eggink, D M Gerlag, M W Chan, R Zitnik, F M Vaz, J A Romijn, P P Tak, M R Soeters
A recent study in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients using electrical vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to activate the inflammatory reflex has shown promising effects on disease activity. Innervation by the autonomic nerve system might be involved in the regulation of many endocrine and metabolic processes and could therefore theoretically lead to unwanted side effects. Possible effects of VNS on secretion of hormones are currently unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of a single VNS on plasma levels of pituitary hormones and parameters of postprandial metabolism...
April 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386245/molecular-mechanisms-of-stem-progenitor-cell-maintenance-in-the-adrenal-cortex
#15
REVIEW
Antonio Marcondes Lerario, Isabella Finco, Christopher LaPensee, Gary Douglas Hammer
The adrenal cortex is characterized by three histologically and functionally distinct zones: the outermost zona glomerulosa (zG), the intermediate zona fasciculata, and the innermost zona reticularis. Important aspects of the physiology and maintenance of the adrenocortical stem/progenitor cells have emerged in the last few years. Studies have shown that the adrenocortical cells descend from a pool of progenitors that are localized in the subcapsular region of the zG. These cells continually undergo a process of centripetal displacement and differentiation, which is orchestrated by several paracrine and endocrine cues, including the pituitary-derived adrenocorticotrophic hormone, and angiotensin II...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386080/differential-activation-of-endocrine-immune-networks-by-arthritis-challenge-insights-from-colony-specific-responses
#16
Tamara S Bodnar, Matthew D Taves, Katie M Lavigne, Todd S Woodward, Kiran K Soma, Joanne Weinberg
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition with variable clinical presentation and disease progression. Importantly, animal models of RA are widely used to examine disease pathophysiology/treatments. Here, we exploited known vendor colony-based differences in endocrine/immune responses to gain insight into inflammatory modulators in arthritis, utilizing the adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) model. Our previous study found that Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats from Harlan develop more severe AA, have lower corticosteroid binding globulin, and have different patterns of cytokine activation in the hind paw, compared to SD rats from Charles River...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384955/a-comparative-study-of-pituitary-volume-variations-in-mri-in-acute-onset-of-psychiatric-conditions
#17
Brijesh Kumar Soni, Upendra Kumar Joish, Hirdesh Sahni, Raju A George, Rajeev Sivasankar, Rohit Aggarwal
INTRODUCTION: The growing belief that endocrine abnormalities may underlie many mental conditions has led to increased use of imaging and hormonal assays in patients attending to psychiatric OPDs. People who are in an acute phase of a psychiatric disorder show Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity, but the precise underlying central mechanisms are unclear. AIM: To assess the pituitary gland volume variations in patients presenting with new onset acute psychiatric illness in comparison with age and gender matched controls by using MRI...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384517/biomarker-response-and-hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal-axis-functioning-in-arctic-charr-from-bj%C3%A3-rn%C3%A3-ya-74%C3%A2-30-%C3%A2-n-norway-with-high-levels-of-organohalogenated-compounds
#18
Even H Jørgensen, Alec G Maule, Anita Evenset, Guttorm Christensen, Jenny Bytningsvik, Marianne Frantzen, Vladimir Nikiforov, Erin Faught, Mathilakath M Vijayan
The populations of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) residing in Lake Ellasjøen at Bjørnøya Island in the Norwegian Arctic (74° 30'N, 19° 00'E) possess substantially higher levels of organohalogenated compounds (strongly dominated by polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs) than conspecifics residing in other, proximate lakes on the island. In the present study we sampled large (<400g), immature charr from Lake Ellasjøen (high PCB levels) and Lake Laksvatn (reference lake, low PCB levels) by hook and line for an immediate blood sampling, and blood and tissue sampling after a 1h confinement stressor...
March 20, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383841/-atypical-presentation-of-a-breast-cancer-pituitary-metastasis
#19
J Langrand-Escure, A Vallard, J-Ph Suchaud, P Diao, N Magné
Pituitary metastasis occur in 1-5 % of patients with cancer. We report the discovery of a unique pituitary metastasis of breast cancer. A 67 years old woman was treated in 2003 for local adenocarcinoma. After bone metastatic relapse in 2008, the patient developed diplopia and diabetes insipidus. An MRI revealed a histologically proven metastatic pituitary nodule. Further explorations revealed failure of multiple endocrine axes. Pituitary metastases are relatively rare, but are probably under-diagnosed in the presence of advanced cancers with impaired general condition...
July 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382300/male-sexual-dysfunction-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
REVIEW
Matthew M Edey
Male sexual dysfunction is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD), particularly in end-stage renal disease. Historically, this cause of considerable morbidity has been under-reported and under-recognized. The ideal approach to diagnosis and management remains unclear due to a paucity of good quality data, but an understanding of the pathophysiology is necessary in order to address the burden of this important complication of CKD. This paper will review the endocrine dysfunction that occurs in renal disease, particularly the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, discuss the causes of erectile dysfunction, infertility, and altered body image and libido in these patients and suggest appropriate treatment interventions...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
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