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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100016/validation-of-an-enzyme-immunoassay-and-comparison-of-fecal-cortisol-metabolite-levels-in-black-and-gold-howler-monkeys-alouatta-caraya-inhabiting-fragmented-and-continuous-areas-of-the-humid-chaco-region-argentina
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Verónica Inés Cantarelli, Maria Amparo Perez-Rueda, Martin M Kowalewski, Gabriela F Mastromonaco, Marina Flavia Ponzio
In the last years, the study of how environmental stimuli influence the physiology and specifically the endocrinology of an organism became increasingly important, relying mainly on the quantification of glucocorticoids to monitor animal welfare. Most studies investigating cortisol levels in primates were focused on the impact of social stressors; however, a major concern for the conservation of howler monkeys is the increased habitat fragmentation led by the advancement of the agricultural frontier. We compared fecal cortisol metabolite levels (FGCM) in howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) living in fragmented and continuous forests of the Argentine humid Chaco region, throughout the warm season (spring-summer)...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069904/detection-and-activity-of-11-beta-hydroxylase-cyp11b1-in-the-bovine-ovary
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Ayelen N Amweg, Fernanda Mariel Rodriguez, Emilia Huber, Belkis E Marelli, Natalia Gareis, Eduardo M Belotti, Florencia Rey, Natalia Raquel Salvetti, Hugo H Ortega
Glucocorticoids (GCs) such as cortisol and corticosterone are important steroid hormones with different functions in intermediate metabolism, development, cell differentiation, immune response and reproduction. In response to physiological and immunological stress, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) acts on the adrenal gland by stimulating synthesis and secretion of GCs. However, there is increasing evidence that GCs may also be synthesized by extra-adrenal tissues. Here, we examined the gene and protein expression of the enzyme 11β-hydroxylase P450c11 (CYP11B1), involved in the conversion of 11-deoxycortisol to cortisol, in the different components of the bovine ovary, and determined the functionality of CYP11B1 in vitro...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063163/immediate-versus-modified-release-hydrocortisone-in-mitotane-treated-patients-with-adrenocortical-cancer
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Marianne Weigel, Stefanie Hahner, Mark Sherlock, Amar Agha, Lucy Ann Behan, Paul M Stewart, Wiebke Arlt, Daniela Beier, Kathrin Frey, Kathrin Zopf, Marcus Quinkler
OBJECTIVE: Mitotane induces hepatic CYP3A4 activity, resulting in accelerated cortisol inactivation, and also increases cortisol binding globulin (CBG). Therefore, higher hydrocortisone doses are required in patients with adrenocortical cancer (ACC) on mitotane treatment. Modified release hydrocortisone has not been used in mitotane-treated ACC patients yet. AIM: Case series to compare serum cortisol, calculated free serum cortisol and ACTH levels in ACC patients on mitotane treatment with immediate and modified release hydrocortisone...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012830/individual-differences-in-stress-vulnerability-the-role-of-gut-pathobionts-in-stress-induced-colitis
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Dominik Langgartner, Daniel Peterlik, Sandra Foertsch, Andrea M Füchsl, Petra Brokmann, Peter J Flor, Zeli Shen, James G Fox, Nicole Uschold-Schmidt, Christopher A Lowry, Stefan O Reber
Chronic subordinate colony housing (CSC), an established mouse model for chronic psychosocial stress, promotes a microbial signature of gut inflammation, characterized by expansion of Proteobacteria, specifically Helicobacter spp., in association with colitis development. However, whether the presence of Helicobacter spp. during CSC is critically required for colitis development is unknown. Notably, during previous CSC studies performed at Regensburg University (University 1), male specific-pathogen-free (SPF) CSC mice lived in continuous subordination to a physically present and Helicobacter spp...
December 21, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008793/social-isolation-alters-central-nervous-system-monoamine-content-in-prairie-voles-following-acute-restraint
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Neal McNeal, Eden M Anderson, Deirdre Moenk, Diane Trahanas, Leslie Matuszewich, Angela J Grippo
Animal models have shown that social isolation and other forms of social stress lead to depressive- and anxiety-relevant behaviors, as well as neuroendocrine and physiological dysfunction. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of prior social isolation on neurotransmitter content following acute restraint in prairie voles. Animals were either paired with a same-sex sibling or isolated for four weeks. Plasma adrenal hormones and ex vivo tissue concentrations of monoamine neurotransmitters and their metabolites were measured following an acute restraint stressor in all animals...
December 23, 2016: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923708/acth-modulation-on-corticosterone-melatonin-testosterone-and-innate-immune-response-in-the-tree-frog-hypsiboas-faber
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Adriana Maria Giorgi Barsotti, Vania Regina de Assis, Stefanny Christie Monteiro Titon, Braz Titon, Zulma Felisbina da Silva Ferreira, Fernando Ribeiro Gomes
The modulation exerted by glucocorticoids in physiological responses to stressors is essential for maintaining short-term homeostasis. However, highly frequent and/or prolonged activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal/interrenal axis may inhibit processes that are important to long-term fitness and health, including reproduction and immunocompetence. The present study evaluates the response to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) injection in the adult male tree frog, Hypsiboas faber, as indicated by levels of plasma corticosterone (CORT), plasma testosterone (T), ocular melatonin (MEL), hematocrit and immune functioning (total leukocyte count and bacterial killing ability against Escherichia coli)...
February 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916140/moderate-alcohol-consumption-after-a-mental-stressor-attenuates-the-endocrine-stress-response
#7
I C Schrieks, M M Joosten, W A A Klöpping-Ketelaars, R F Witkamp, H F J Hendriks
Alcohol is often consumed to reduce tension and improve mood when exposed to stressful situations. Previous studies showed that moderate alcohol consumption may reduce stress when alcohol is consumed prior to a stressor, but data on the effect of alcohol consumption after a mental stressor is limited. Therefore, our objective was to study whether moderate alcohol consumption immediately after a mental stressor attenuates the stress response. Twenty-four healthy men (age 21-40 y, BMI 18-27 kg/m(2)) participated in a placebo-controlled trial...
December 2016: Alcohol
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...
January 2017: 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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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
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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 Brain and muscle Arnt-like protein-1 leads to ablation of behavioral and physiological rhythms, hypocortisolism, impaired ACTH, and behavioral stress responses. Transplantation and conditional clock gene knock-down studies in mice suggest an important role of local adrenocortical clock function in this context...
November 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680873/a-phase-2-study-of-continuous-subcutaneous-hydrocortisone-infusion-in-adults-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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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, given that supraphysiologic glucocorticoid doses are often needed to optimally suppress the ACTH-driven adrenal androgen overproduction. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to approximate physiologic cortisol secretion via continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion (CSHI) and evaluate the safety and efficacy of CSHI in patients with difficult-to-treat CAH. 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...
December 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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