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Aging AND human growth hormone

Magdalena Pertynska-Marczewska, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
OBJECTIVE: The hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone pulse generator, the pituitary gonadotropes, the ovaries, and the uterus play a crucial role in female fertility. A decline in reproductive performance represents a complex interplay of actions at all levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Recently, in the field of female reproductive aging attention is drawn to the carbonyl stress theory. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) contribute directly to protein damage, induce a chain of oxidative stress (OS) reactions, and increase inflammatory reactions...
October 3, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Liz Gough, Lindy M Castell, Rosalba Gatti, Richard J Godfrey
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone (GH) has many direct and indirect actions and roles including substrate regulation and priming of some cells of the immune system, and the expected aspects of growth and repair. Different concentrations in human body fluids reflect the exercise-induced growth hormone response (EIGR) after exercise. In populations such as elite athletes, the invasive nature of venous sampling is poorly accepted. Thus, this study examines possible viable alternatives such as urine and saliva samples and the GH concentration...
December 2016: Sports Medicine—Open
Riia K Junnila, Silvana Duran-Ortiz, Ozan Suer, Elahu G Sustarsic, Darlene E Berryman, Edward O List, John J Kopchick
Growth hormone (GH) and insulin like growth factor I (IGF-I) are important for a variety of physiological processes including growth, development and aging. Mice with reduced levels of GH and IGF-I have been shown to live longer than wild type controls. Our laboratory has previously found that mice with aGHreceptor gene knockout (GHRKO) from conception exhibit low rates of cancer, resistance to diet-induced diabetes, and extension of lifespan. The GHRKO mouse as well as other mouse lines with reduced GH action display low IGF-I levels, smaller body size, increased adiposity and increased longevity...
October 12, 2016: Endocrinology
Yong Hwa Eom, Hyung Suk Kim, Ahwon Lee, Byung Joo Song, Byung Joo Chae
PURPOSE: B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) is an antiapoptosis protein and an important clinical breast cancer prognostic marker. As the role of BCL2 is dependent on the estrogen receptor (ER) status, this effect might differ according to molecular subtypes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the prognostic outcomes and BCL2 expression among the molecular subtypes. METHODS: We retrieved the data of 1,356 patients who were newly diagnosed with malignant breast cancer between November 2006 and November 2011...
September 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
Li Zhang, Shudai Lin, Lilong An, Jinge Ma, Fengfang Qiu, Rumin Jia, Qinghua Nie, Dexiang Zhang, Qingbin Luo, Ting Li, Zhang Wang, Xiquan Zhang
Growth hormone receptor (GHR) played key roles in human and animal growth. Both human laron type dwarfism and sex linked dwarf chicken were caused by the mutation of GHR gene. In this study, we identified an endogenously expressed long non-coding natural antisense transcript, GHR-AS, which overlapped with the GHR mRNA (GHR-S) in a tail to tail manner. Spatial and temporal expression analyses indicated that GHR-AS were highly expressed in chicken liver and displayed ascending with the development of chicken from E10 to 3 w of age...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
Mirjana Barjaktarovic, Tim I M Korevaar, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Yolanda B de Rijke, Theo J Visser, Robin P Peeters, Eric A P Steegers
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a pregnancy-specific hormone that regulates placental development. hCG concentrations vary widely throughout gestation and differ based on fetal sex. Abnormal hCG concentrations are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes including fetal growth restriction. We studied the association of hCG concentrations with fetal growth and birth weight. In addition, we investigated effect modification by gestational age of hCG measurement and fetal sex. Total serum hCG (median 14...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Epidemiology
Yan-Yan Jin, Meng-Zao He, Zhen-Yong Wu, Ke Huang, Ying Shen, Li Liang, Jian-Hua Mao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of intrauterine malnourishment in the development and function of pancreatic islet β-cells. METHODS: Whole-cell patch clamping was used to record voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC)-mediated currents. Insulin secretion was detected by measuring capacitance using a sequence of sine wave stimuli. VGCC currents and insulin secretion were measured in the small for gestational age (SGA) group treated with human recombinant growth hormone (hGH)...
September 29, 2016: Growth Factors
Ali Suner, Hakan Buyukhatipoglu, Gokmen Aktas, Tulay Kus, Mustafa Ulasli, Serdar Oztuzcu, Mehmet Emin Kalender, Alper Sevinc, Seval Kul, Celaletdin Camci
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to clarify the relationship between recurrence risk of breast cancer and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphisms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Breast cancer patients who had undergone surgery in Gaziantep University Oncology Hospital between June 2005 and June 2012 were followed-up and retrospectively enrolled in this study. Blood samples were collected from all patients to assess MTHFR C677T polymorphisms. Stage according to tumor-node-metastasis system, estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status, grade of disease, menopausal status, and administered chemotherapy or hormonal therapy were recorded...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Joanna Oświęcimska, Wojciech Roczniak, Agata Mikołajczak, Agnieszka Szymlak
Growth hormone (GH) is a naturally occurring polypeptide hormone produced by somatotropic cells in the anterior pituitary. The main function of somatotropin is stimulation of linear growth, but it also affects carbohydrate metabolism, increases bone mass and has potent lipolytic, antinatriuretic and antidiuretic effects. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) may occur both in children and in adults. At the moment there is no gold standard for the diagnosis of GHD, and the diagnosis should take into account clinical, auxological, biochemical and radiological changes and, if necessary, genetic testing...
2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Dirk Schnabel, Carl-Joachim Partsch, Muriel Houang, Sarah Ehtisham, Helen Johnstone, Markus Zabransky, Wieland Kiess
BACKGROUND: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to assess attitudes toward a reusable self-injection system (SurePal™) among pediatric patients with growth disturbances who were prescribed treatment with Omnitrope(®) within routine clinical practice. METHODS: This was a multicenter, observational study, incorporated into the noninterventional PAtients TReated with Omnitrope(®) (PATRO) Children study. Included subjects, or their caregivers, completed a questionnaire on the following five main areas: attractiveness of SurePal™, training received, using the device, the low drug wastage system, and experience versus other devices used previously (pretreated patients)...
2016: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Harminder Takhar, Anna Rachelle Mislang, Nimit Singhal, Michael P Brown
AIM: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) remains an experimental therapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and there is no established protocol for cluster of differentiation 34(+) (CD34(+) ) hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) mobilization with historic studies using growth factors with or without chemotherapy. This study describes the feasibility and kinetics of CD34(+) HPC mobilization following a single administration of docetaxel and the pegylated form of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor analogue filgrastim (pegfilgrastim)...
September 21, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Tomoyuki Fujioka, Kazunori Kubota, Akira Toriihara, Youichi Machida, Kaori Okazawa, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa, Yukihisa Saida, Ukihide Tateishi
AIM: To clarify clinicopathological features of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) visualized on [F-18] fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT). METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 52 consecutive tumors in 50 patients with pathologically proven pure DCIS who underwent [F-18] FDG-PET/CT before surgery. [F-18] FDG-PET/CT was performed after biopsy in all patients. The mean interval from biopsy to [F-18] FDG-PET/CT was 29...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Chansub Park, Kyeongmee Park, Jiyoung Kim, Youngjoo Sin, Inseok Park, Hyunjin Cho, Keunho Yang, Byung Noe Bae, Ki Whan Kim, Sookyung Ahn, Geumhee Gwak
BACKGROUND: The luminal subtype of breast cancer is sensitive to anti-estrogen therapy and shows a better prognosis than that of human epidermal growth factor receptor2 (HER2)-enriched or triple-negative breast cancer. However, the luminal type of breast cancer is heterogeneous and can have aggressive clinical features. We investigated the clinical implications of single hormone receptor negativity in a luminal B HER2-negative group. METHODS: We collected luminal B HER2-negative breast cancer data that were estrogen receptor (ER) and/or progesterone receptor (PR) positive, Ki 67 high (>14 %), and HER2 negative and divided them into the ER- and PR-positive group and the ER- or PR-negative group...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Evie van der Spoel, Steffy W Jansen, Abimbola A Akintola, Bart E Ballieux, Christa M Cobbaert, P Eline Slagboom, Gerard Jan Blauw, Rudi G J Westendorp, Hanno Pijl, Ferdinand Roelfsema, Diana van Heemst
Reduced growth hormone (GH) signaling has been consistently associated with increased health and lifespan in various mouse models. Here, we assessed GH secretion and its control in relation with human familial longevity. We frequently sampled blood over 24 h in 19 middle-aged offspring of long-living families from the Leiden Longevity Study together with 18 of their partners as controls. Circulating GH concentrations were measured every 10 min and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP3) every 4 h...
September 7, 2016: Aging Cell
Jing Zhao, Shi-Wei Li, Qian-Qian Gong, Ling-Cui Ding, Ye-Cheng Jin, Jian Zhang, Jian-Gang Gao, Xiao-Yang Sun
It is widely accepted that body weight and adipose mass are tightly regulated by homeostatic mechanisms, in which leptin plays a critical role through hypothalamic pathways, and obesity is a result of homeostatic disorder. However, in C57BL/6J mice, we found that Rcan2 increases food intake and plays an important role in the development of age- and diet-induced obesity through a leptin-independent mechanism. RCAN2 was initially identified as a thyroid hormone (T3)-responsive gene in human fibroblasts. Expression of RCAN2 is regulated by T3 through the PI3K-Akt/PKB-mTOR-Rps6kb1 signaling pathway...
September 2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
Verena Behringer, Stefan A Wudy, Werner F Blum, Jeroen M G Stevens, Thomas Remer, Christophe Boesch, Gottfried Hohmann
There is increasing interest in the characterization of normative senescence in humans. To assess to what extent aging patterns in humans are unique, comparative data from closely related species, such as non-human primates, can be very useful. Here, we use data from bonobos and chimpanzees, two closely related species that share a common ancestor with humans, to explore physiological markers that are indicative of aging processes. Many studies on aging in humans focus on the somatotropic axis, consisting of growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), and IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs)...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Roger A Moore, Young Pyo Choi, Mark W Head, James W Ironside, Robert Faris, Diane L Ritchie, Gianluigi Zanusso, Suzette Alise Priola
Aggregated and protease-resistant mammalian prion protein (PrPSc) is the primary protein component of infectious prions. Enriched PrPSc preparations are often used to study the mechanisms underlying prion disease. However, most enrichment procedures are relatively non-specific and tend to yield significant amounts of non-PrPSc components, including various proteins that could confound functional and structural studies. It is thus important to identify these proteins and assess their potential relevance to prion pathogenesis...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Federico Baronio, Laura Mazzanti, Ylenia Girtler, Federica Tamburrino, Anisia Fazzi, Fiorenzo Lupi, Silvia Longhi, Giorgio Radetti
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone (GH) influences glucose homeostasis by negatively affecting insulin sensitivity, leading to a compensatory increase in insulin secretion. It has recently been reported, in animals and humans, that GH might also stimulate insulin secretion by directly affecting the growth and function of pancreatic β-cells. The aim of this work was to longitudinally study the insulin sensitivity (HOMA-S), insulin secretion [insulinogenic index (IGI)] and capacity of β-cells to adapt to changes in insulin sensitivity [oral disposition index (ODI)] in GH-deficient (GHD) children under GH treatment...
September 6, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
M G Pavlatou, A T Remaley, P W Gold
Klotho is a hormone secreted into human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), plasma and urine that promotes longevity and influences the onset of several premature senescent phenotypes in mice and humans, including atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, stroke and osteoporosis. Preliminary studies also suggest that Klotho possesses tumor suppressor properties. Klotho's roles in these phenomena were first suggested by studies demonstrating that a defect in the Klotho gene in mice results in a significant decrease in lifespan...
August 30, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
Jie Zhu, Yuanming Xu, Alexandra S Rashedi, Mary Ellen Pavone, J Julie Kim, Teresa K Woodruff, Joanna E Burdette
STUDY QUESTION: Do interactions between human fallopian tube epithelium and murine follicles occur during an artificial reproductive cycle in a co-culture system in vitro? SUMMARY ANSWER: In a co-culture system, human fallopian tissues responded to the menstrual cycle mimetic by changes in morphology and levels of secreted factors, and increasing murine corpus luteum progesterone secretion. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The entire fallopian tube epithelium, including ciliated and secretory cells, can be regulated in the reproductive cycle...
August 19, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
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