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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888772/adrenocortical-sensitivity-moderated-by-ongoing-stress-predicts-drinking-intensity-in-alcohol-dependent-men
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Bryon Adinoff, David Leonard, Julianne Price, Martin A Javors, Robrina Walker, E Sherwood Brown, Hong Xiao, Uma Rao
Allostatic load from both environmental stressors and persistent glucocorticoid secretion has been associated with disease severity in alcohol dependence. Heightened relapse risk and/or drinking severity, in particular, may be a reaction to alcohol- and withdrawal-induced changes in physiological stress response systems coupled with ongoing life stress, although their shared contributions upon drinking severity have not been assessed. To investigate the combined contribution of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) reactivity and environmental stressors (e...
November 5, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864050/ancestry-trumps-experience-transgenerational-but-not-early-life-stress-affects-the-adult-physiological-stress-response
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Gail L McCormick, Travis R Robbins, Sonia A Cavigelli, Tracy Langkilde
Exposure to stressors can affect an organism's physiology and behavior as well as that of its descendants (e.g. through maternal effects, epigenetics, and/or selection). We examined the relative influence of early life vs. transgenerational stress exposure on adult stress physiology in a species that has populations with and without ancestral exposure to an invasive predator. We raised offspring of eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus) from sites historically invaded (high stress) or uninvaded (low stress) by predatory fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and determined how this different transgenerational exposure to stress interacted with the effects of early life stress exposure to influence the physiological stress response in adulthood...
November 15, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802074/gestational-chronodisruption-impairs-circadian-physiology-in-rat-male-offspring-increasing-the-risk-of-chronic-disease
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Natalia Mendez, Diego Halabi, Carlos Spichiger, Esteban R Salazar, Karina Vergara, Pamela Alonso-Vasquez, Pamela Carmona, Jose M Sarmiento, Hans G Richter, Maria Seron-Ferre, Claudia Torres-Farfan
Chronic exposure to light at night, as in shift work, alters biological clocks (chronodisruption), negatively impacting pregnancy outcome in humans. Actually the interaction of maternal and fetal circadian systems could be a key factor determining a fitting health in adults. We propose that chronic photoperiod shift (CPS) during pregnancy alter maternal circadian rhythms and impair circadian physiology in the adult offspring, increasing health risks. Pregnant rats were exposed to normal photoperiod (12 h light, 12 h dark) or to CPS until 85% of gestation...
December 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788633/light-and-water-are-not-simple-conditions-fine-tuning-of-animal-housing-in-male-c57bl-6-mice
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Dominik Langgartner, Sandra Foertsch, Andrea M Füchsl, Stefan O Reber
While animal housing conditions are highly controlled and standardized between different laboratories, there are still many subtle differences that unavoidably influence the host organisms and, consequently, inter-laboratory reproducibility. Here, we investigated the physiological and immunological consequences between two light-dark cycle (LDC) lengths (14h/10h versus 12h/12h LDC) and two commonly used forms of drinking water (acidified drinking water (AW) versus normal tap water (NW)) in single-housed (SH) mice...
October 27, 2016: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779913/estrogen-suppresses-interaction-of-melanocortin-2-receptor-and-its-accessory-protein-in-the-primate-fetal-adrenal-cortex
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Jeffery S Babischkin, Graham W Aberdeen, Gerald J Pepe, Eugene D Albrecht
We have shown that fetal adrenal fetal zone (FZ) volume and serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHAS) levels were increased, whereas definitive and transitional zone (DZ/TZ) volume was unaltered, in baboons in which estrogen levels were suppressed by the administration of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. The interaction of the melanocortin 2 receptor (MC2R) with its accessory protein (MRAP) is essential for trafficking MC2R to the adrenal cell surface for binding to ACTH. The present study determined whether the estrogen-dependent regulation of fetal adrenocortical development is mediated by ACTH and/or expression/interaction of MC2R and MRAP...
December 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776761/intraoperative-low-frequency-electroacupuncture-under-general-anesthesia-improves-postoperative-recovery-in-a-randomized-trial
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Dennis Grech, Zhifeng Li, Patrick Morcillo, Evelyne Kalyoussef, David D Kim, Alex Bekker, Luis Ulloa
Neuronal stimulation improves physiological responses to infection and trauma, but the clinical potential of this strategy is unknown. We hypothesized that transdermal neural stimulation through low-frequency electroacupuncture might control the immune responses to surgical trauma and expedite the postoperative recovery. However, the efficiency of electroacupuncture is questioned due to the placebo effect. Here, electroacupuncture was performed on anesthetized patients to avoid any placebo. This is a prospective double-blinded pilot trial to determine whether intraoperative electroacupuncture on anesthetized patients improves postoperative recovery...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723273/frequency-and-duration-of-adrenal-suppression-following-glucocorticoid-therapy-in-children-with-rheumatic-diseases
#7
Alexandra Ahmet, Vincent Brienza, Audrey Tran, Julie Lemieux, Mary Aglipay, Nick Barrowman, Ciaran Duffy, Johannes Roth, Roman Jurencak
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal suppression (AS), a glucocorticoid (GC) side effect with potentially significant morbidity, is poorly understood. The purpose of our study was to determine frequency, duration and predictors of AS following a gradual taper of GC in children with rheumatologic conditions. METHODS: Prospective observational cohort study was conducted. All patients ≤16 years ready to discontinue GC after >4weeks of therapy were included. Morning cortisol was tested 4 weeks after GC taper to physiologic doses and then repeatedly until normalization...
October 9, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721367/a-pair-of-identical-twins-discordant-for-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-differ-in-physiological-parameters-and-gut-microbiome-composition
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Ludovic Giloteaux, Maureen R Hanson, Betsy A Keller
BACKGROUND Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) present with profound fatigue, flu-like symptoms, pain, cognitive impairment, orthostatic intolerance, and post-exertional malaise (PEM), and exacerbation of some or all of the baseline symptoms. CASE REPORT We report on a pair of 34-year-old monozygotic twins discordant for ME/CFS, with WELL, the non-affected twin, and ILL, the affected twin. Both twins performed a two-day cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET), pre- and post-exercise blood samples were drawn, and both provided stool samples for biochemical and molecular analysis...
October 10, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690690/dissociation-of-molecular-and-endocrine-circadian-rhythms-in-male-mice-lacking-bmal1-in-the-adrenal-cortex
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Rebecca Dumbell, Alexei Leliavski, Olga Matveeva, Christopher Blaum, Anthony H Tsang, Henrik Oster
The circadian rhythm of glucocorticoids affects diverse physiological systems, including stress responses and the coordination of rhythmic functions in peripheral and central tissues. Circadian clocks are considered to be important coordinators of glucocorticoid release and loss of the core clock component BMAL1 leads to ablation of behavioural and physiological rhythms, hypocortisolism, impaired ACTH and behavioural stress responses. Transplantation and conditional clock gene knock-down studies in mice suggest an important role of local adrenocortical clock function in this context...
October 3, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680873/a-phase-2-study-of-continuous-subcutaneous-hydrocortisone-infusion-in-adults-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#10
Aikaterini A Nella, Ashwini Mallappa, Ashley F Perritt, Verena Gounden, Parag Kumar, Ninet Sinaii, Lori-Ann Daley, Alexander Ling, Chia-Ying Liu, Steven J Soldin, Deborah P Merke
CONTEXT: Classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) management remains challenging, as supraphysiologic glucocorticoid doses are often needed to optimally suppress the ACTH-driven adrenal androgen overproduction. OBJECTIVE: To approximate physiologic cortisol secretion via continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion (CSHI) and evaluate the safety and efficacy of CSHI in difficult-to-treat CAH patients. DESIGN: Eight adult patients with classic CAH participated in a single-center open label phase I-II study comparing CSHI to conventional oral glucocorticoid treatment...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651674/pituitary-adrenocortical-adjustments-to-transport-stress-in-horses-with-previous-different-handling-and-transport-conditions
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E Fazio, P Medica, C Cravana, And A Ferlazzo
AIM: The changes of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis response to a long distance transportation results in increase of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol levels. The purpose of the study was to quantify the level of short-term road transport stress on circulating ACTH and cortisol concentrations, related to the effect of previous handling and transport experience of horses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed on 56 healthy horses after short-term road transport of 30 km...
August 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633717/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-after-surgical-treatment-of-cushing-disease-case-report-and-review-of-management-strategies
#12
Jeffrey Wagner, Cara M Fleseriu, Aly Ibrahim, Justin S Cetas
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in patients with Cushing disease (CD), after treatment, is rarely described, in adults. The cause is believed to be multifactorial, potentially related to a relative decrease in cortisol after surgical resection or medical treatment of a corticotroph pituitary adenoma. We investigate our center's CD database (140 surgically and 60 medically [primary or adjunct] treated patients) for cases of IIH, describe our center's experience with symptomatic IIH, and review treatment strategies in adults with CD after transsphenoidal resection...
September 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629962/isolated-adrenocorticotropin-deficiency-concomitant-with-graves-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586814/influence-of-the-n-terminus-acetylation-of-semax-a-synthetic-analog-of-acth-4-10-on-copper-ii-and-zinc-ii-coordination-and-biological-properties
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Antonio Magrì, Giovanni Tabbì, Alessandro Giuffrida, Giuseppe Pappalardo, Cristina Satriano, Irina Naletova, Vincenzo G Nicoletti, Francesco Attanasio
Semax is a heptapeptide (Met-Glu-His-Phe-Pro-Gly-Pro) that encompasses the sequence 4-7 of N-terminal domain of the adrenocorticotropic hormone and a C-terminal Pro-Gly-Pro tripeptide. N-terminal amino group acetylation (Ac-Semax) modulates the chemical and biological properties of parental peptide, modifying the ability of Semax to form complex species with Cu(II) ion. At physiological pH, the main complex species formed by Ac-Semax, [CuLH-2](2-), consists in a distorted CuN3O chromophore with a weak apical interaction of the methionine sulphur...
August 27, 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548106/pulsatile-cortisol-feedback-on-acth-secretion-is-mediated-by-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-modulated-by-gender
#15
Ferdinand Roelfsema, Paul Aoun, Johannes D Veldhuis
CONTEXT: Factors that regulate physiological feedback by pulses of glucocorticoids on the hypothalamic-pituitary unit are sparsely defined in humans in relation to gluco- or mineralocorticoid receptor pathways, gender, age, and the sex steroid milieu. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to test (the clinical hypothesis) that glucocorticoid (GR) and mineralocorticoid (MR) receptor-selective mechanisms differentially govern pulsatile cortisol-dependent negative feedback on ACTH output (by the hypothalamo-pituitary unit) in men and women studied under experimentally defined T and estradiol depletion and repletion, respectively...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535620/abcc1-confers-tissue-specific-sensitivity-to-cortisol-versus-corticosterone-a-rationale-for-safer-glucocorticoid-replacement-therapy
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Mark Nixon, Scott D Mackenzie, Ashley I Taylor, Natalie Z M Homer, Dawn E Livingstone, Rabah Mouras, Ruth A Morgan, Damian J Mole, Roland H Stimson, Rebecca M Reynolds, Alistair P D Elfick, Ruth Andrew, Brian R Walker
The aim of treatment in congenital adrenal hyperplasia is to suppress excess adrenal androgens while achieving physiological glucocorticoid replacement. However, current glucocorticoid replacement regimes are inadequate because doses sufficient to suppress excess androgens almost invariably induce adverse metabolic effects. Although both cortisol and corticosterone are glucocorticoids that circulate in human plasma, any physiological role for corticosterone has been neglected. In the brain, the adenosine 5'-triphosphate-binding cassette transporter ABCB1 exports cortisol but not corticosterone...
August 17, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518315/-transient-secondary-hypoadrenocorticism-after-treatment-with-delmadinone-acetate-tardastrex%C3%A2-in-a-two-year-old-male-dog
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K Kempker, A Güssow, R Neiger
A two year old male Labrador Retriever was treated with delmadinone acetate because of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Four days after the injection the dog showed gastrointestinal signs and a progressive lethargy. In the hospital for small animals of the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen an ACTH stimulation test was done and a secondary hypoadrenocorticism was diagnosed. The dog was treated with prednisolone in physiological dose for 14 weeks after the injection. The clinical symptoms stopped immediately. A new ACTH stimulation test some weeks later showed a completely normal adrenal function...
March 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499746/aldo-keto-reductases-1b-in-adrenal-cortex-physiology
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REVIEW
Emilie Pastel, Jean-Christophe Pointud, Antoine Martinez, A Marie Lefrançois-Martinez
Aldose reductase (AKR1B) proteins are monomeric enzymes, belonging to the aldo-keto reductase (AKR) superfamily. They perform oxidoreduction of carbonyl groups from a wide variety of substrates, such as aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes or ketones. Due to the involvement of human aldose reductases in pathologies, such as diabetic complications and cancer, AKR1B subgroup enzymatic properties have been extensively characterized. However, the issue of AKR1B function in non-pathologic conditions remains poorly resolved...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489549/role-of-acth-in-the-interactive-paracrine-regulation-of-adrenal-steroid-secretion-in-physiological-and-pathophysiological-conditions
#19
REVIEW
Hervé Lefebvre, Michaël Thomas, Céline Duparc, Jérôme Bertherat, Estelle Louiset
In the normal human adrenal gland, steroid secretion is regulated by a complex network of autocrine/paracrine interactions involving bioactive signals released by endothelial cells, nerve terminals, chromaffin cells, immunocompetent cells, and adrenocortical cells themselves. ACTH can be locally produced by medullary chromaffin cells and is, therefore, a major mediator of the corticomedullary functional interplay. Plasma ACTH also triggers the release of angiogenic and vasoactive agents from adrenocortical cells and adrenal mast cells and, thus, indirectly regulates steroid production through modulation of the adrenal blood flow...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445975/role-of-acth-and-other-hormones-in-the-regulation-of-aldosterone-production-in-primary-aldosteronism
#20
REVIEW
Nada El Ghorayeb, Isabelle Bourdeau, André Lacroix
The major physiological regulators of aldosterone production from the adrenal zona glomerulosa are potassium and angiotensin II; other acute regulators include adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and serotonin. Their interactions with G-protein coupled hormone receptors activate cAMP/PKA pathway thereby regulating intracellular calcium flux and CYP11B2 transcription, which is the specific steroidogenic enzyme of aldosterone synthesis. In primary aldosteronism (PA), the increased production of aldosterone and resultant relative hypervolemia inhibits the renin and angiotensin system; aldosterone secretion is mostly independent from the suppressed renin-angiotensin system, but is not autonomous, as it is regulated by a diversity of other ligands of various eutopic or ectopic receptors, in addition to activation of calcium flux resulting from mutations of various ion channels...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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