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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443077/contractility-measurements-of-human-uterine-smooth-muscle-to-aid-drug-development
#1
Sarah Arrowsmith, Peter Keov, Markus Muttenthaler, Christian W Gruber
Discovery and characterization of novel pharmaceutical compounds or biochemical probes rely on robust and physiologically relevant assay systems. We describe methods to measure ex vivo myometrium contractility. This assay can be used to investigate factors and molecules involved in the modulation of myometrial contraction and to determine their excitatory or inhibitory actions, and hence their therapeutic potential in vivo. Biopsies are obtained from women undergoing cesarean section delivery with informed consent...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421836/drugs-in-pregnancy-and-lactation-medications-used-in-swiss-obstetrics
#2
Larissa Schenkel, Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, Irene Hösli, Ursula von Mandach
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the safety for drugs in pregnancy and lactation, data on the clinical practice must be collected and validated. METHODS: Data on the medications routinely used were requested from the university hospitals for obstetrics and the non-university perinatal centres in Switzerland and recommendations and guidelines of scientific societies for the various fields of application were sought. RESULTS: Part I: For during pregnancy and the peripartal period respectively, 69 and 21 different active constituents of medications were identified from at least 4 centres...
February 8, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356563/oxytocin-receptor-antagonist-atosiban-in-the-threat-of-preterm-birth-does-it-have-any-effect-on-breastfeeding-in-the-term-newborn
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Lucía López Gómez, Miguel A Marín Gabriel, Begoña Encinas, Juan J de la Cruz Troca, Belén Rodríguez Marrodán
AIM: Oxytocin is a hormone involved in the mechanism of breastfeeding, uterine contractions, and social relationships. Atosiban (competitive oxytocin antagonist) is one of the most commonly used tocolytics for the threat of preterm labor in Europe. The aim of this study is to determinate if the administration of atosiban has any influence in the type of feeding in the term newborn at discharge. The secondary objective is to verify its effectiveness for the prevention of preterm delivery and in the possibility of applying treatment to complete lung maturation...
January 22, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274352/oxytocin-is-present-in-islets-and-plays-a-role-in-beta-cell-function-and-survival
#4
Shruti Mohan, Dawood Khan, R Charlotte Moffett, Nigel Irwin, Peter R Flatt
Oxytocin is associated mainly with modulating reproductive function. However, studies suggest that oxytocin also plays a role in endocrine pancreatic function. In the present study, islet expression of oxytocin and its related receptor was confirmed in mouse islets as well as cultured rodent and human beta-cells. Oxytocin significantly stimulated glucose-induced insulin secretion from isolated mouse islets. Similar insulinotropic actions were also observed in rodent BRIN BD11 and human 1.1B4 beta-cells. Positive effects of oxytocin on insulin secretion were almost fully annulled by the oxytocin receptor antagonist, atosiban...
December 20, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184844/effect-of-different-doses-of-oxytocin-on-cardiac-electrophysiology-and-arrhythmias-induced-by-ischemia
#5
Fariba Houshmand, Mahdieh Faghihi, Alireza Imani, Soleiman Kheiri
The onset of acute myocardial ischemia (MI) is accompanied by a rapid increase in electrical instability and often fatal ventricular arrhythmias. This study investigated that whether oxytocin (OT) can modulate ischemia-induced arrhythmias and considered relationships between the severity of arrhythmia and the electrocardiogram parameters during ischemia. OT (0.0001-1 μg) was administrated intraperitoneally 30 min before ischemia. To examine receptor involved, a selective OT-receptor antagonist, atosiban (ATO), was infused 10 min before OT...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162434/oxytocin-inhibited-stress-induced-visceral-hypersensitivity-enteric-glial-cells-activation-and-release-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-maternal-separated-rats
#6
Shaoxian Xu, Bin Qin, Ameng Shi, Jing Zhao, Xiaoyan Guo, Lei Dong
Visceral hypersensitivity (VH) is a significant contributor to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Oxytocin (OT) possesses analgesic effects on the central nervous system (CNS) and attenuates microglial activation, however, little is known about its peripheral effects and involvement in VH of IBS. Reactive enteric glial cells (EGCs) contributes to abnormal motility in gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the peripheral use of OT to maintain VH and activation of EGCs through involvement of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4/MyD88/NF-κB signaling...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143998/oxytocin-mediates-the-beneficial-effects-of-the-exercise-training-on-breast-cancer
#7
Ali Mohammad Alizadeh, Zahra Heydari, Mostafa Rahimi, Behzad Bazgir, Hossein Shirvani, Sadaf Alipour, Yassaman Heidarian, Solmaz Khalighfard, Amin Isanejad
Exercise training can affect the breast tumor growth. We hypothesized that exercise training may reduce breast tumor growth by inducing Oxytocin (OT) secretion and its related signaling pathways such as PI3K/AKT and ERK. Therefore fifty-six BALB/c mice were equally divided into seven groups to study the effects of OT and atosiban (an oxytocin receptor antagonist) together with the interval exercise training on breast tumor growth, as well as tumor related signaling pathways including PI3K/AKT and ERK. Animal weight, OT plasma level, tumor weight and volume measured at the end of study...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116677/inhibitory-effects-of-oxytocin-and-oxytocin-receptor-antagonist-atosiban-on-the-activities-of-carbonic-anhydrase-and-acetylcholinesterase-enzymes-in-the-liver-and-kidney-tissues-of-rats
#8
Umit M Kocyigit, Ahmet Şevki Taşkıran, Parham Taslimi, Ahmet Yokuş, Yusuf Temel, İlhami Gulçin
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of oxytocin (OT), atosiban, which is an OT receptor antagonist, and OT-atosiban chemicals injected to rats on the activities of carbonic anhydrase (CA) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzymes in liver and kidney tissues of rats. For this purpose, four different groups, each consisting of six rats (n = 6), were formed (control group, OT administered group, atosiban administered group, and both OT and atosiban administered group). The rats were necropsied 60 min after intraperitoneal injection of chemicals into the rats...
November 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985964/the-hemoglobin-derived-peptide-lvv-hemorphin-7-evokes-behavioral-effects-mediated-by-oxytocin-receptors
#9
Kellen Rosa da Cruz, Larissa Córdova Turones, Gabriel Camargo-Silva, Karina Pereira Gomes, Michelle Mendanha Mendonça, Pablinny Galdino, Christielly Rodrigues-Silva, Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Elson Alves Costa, Paulo Cesar Ghedini, Danielle Ianzer, Carlos Henrique Xavier
LVV-hemorphin-7 (LVV-h7) is bioactive peptide resulting from degradation of hemoglobin β-globin chain. LVV-h7 is a specific agonist of angiotensin IV receptor. This receptor belongs to the class of insulin-regulated aminopeptidases (IRAP), which displays oxytocinase activity. Herein, our aims were to assess whether: i) LVV-h7 modifies centrally organized behavior and cardiovascular responses to stress and ii) mechanisms underlying LVV-h7 effects involve activation of oxytocin (OT) receptors, probably as result of reduction of IRAP proteolytic activity upon OT...
September 28, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
#10
Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774871/enteric-serotonin-and-oxytocin-endogenous-regulation-of-severity-in-a-murine-model-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#11
Kara Gross Margolis, Jennifer Vittorio, Maria Talavera, Karen Gluck, Zhishan Li, Alina Iuga, Korey Stevanovic, Virginia Saurman, Narek Israelyan, Martha G Welch, Michael D Gershon
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a gastrointestinal inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, causes a great deal of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. The liver as well as the gut may be affected in NEC. We tested the hypothesis that signaling molecules, which are endogenous to the bowel, regulate the severity of experimental NEC in mice. Specifically, we postulated that mucosal serotonin (5-HT), which is proinflammatory, would increase the severity of NEC and that oxytocin (OT), which is present in enteric neurons and is anti-inflammatory, would oppose NEC...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707771/effect-of-vaginal-progesterone-in-tocolytic-therapy-during-preterm-labor-in-twin-pregnancies-secondary-analysis-of-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Wagner R Hernandez, Rossana P V Francisco, Roberto E Bittar, Ursula T Gomez, Marcelo Zugaib, Maria L Brizot
AIM: Our aim was to investigate the effect of the prophylactic use of vaginal progesterone on the latency period from the initiation of tocolytic therapy to delivery in twin pregnancies with preterm labor. METHODS: This study was a secondary analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of twin pregnancies in mothers who were exposed to a 200 mg vaginal progesterone ovule or a placebo ovule daily from 18 to 34 weeks gestation. Patients who were administered tocolysis with Atosiban because of preterm labor were included...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695395/a-meta-analysis-of-atosiban-supplementation-among-patients-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
#13
Jie Li, Yang Chen, Anran Wang, Haiying Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Evidence for the efficacy of atosiban in improving pregnancy outcomes among patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) remains inconsistent. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI databases were searched using keywords such as 'atosiban', 'infertility', and 'ART'. Studies that explored the efficacy of atosiban in the field of ART for patients with embryo transfer (ET) were included if they evaluated pregnancy outcomes. Combing using subgroups and sensitivity analysis were conducted, and risk ratios (RRs), and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
October 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587936/intra-hippocampal-microinjection-of-oxytocin-produced-antiepileptic-effect-on-the-pentylenetetrazol-induced-epilepsy-in-rats
#14
Amir Erfanparast, Esmaeal Tamaddonfard, Farzin Henareh-Chareh
BACKGROUND: In addition to its role as a circulating hormone, oxytocin can also act as a neurotransmitter and a neuromodulator within the brain. In this study, we investigated the intra-hippocampal effect of oxytocin on an experimental seizure model induced by pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) in rats. We also used atosiban (oxytocin antagonist), diazepam and flumazenil (gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA-benzodiazepine receptor agonist and antagonist, respectively) to clarify the involved mechanism...
March 12, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452086/the-effects-of-nifedipine-and-atosiban-on-perinatal-brain-injury-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-apostel-iii-trial
#15
T A J Nijman, M M Goedhart, C N Naaktgeboren, T R de Haan, D C Vijlbrief, B W Mol, M J N Benders, A Franx, M A Oudijk
OBJECTIVE: Brain injury in prematurely born neonates is strongly associated with poor neurodevelopmental outcome. The aim of our study is to evaluate if nifedipine reduces overall brain injury compared to atosiban in women with threatened preterm birth. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the APOSTEL III-trial (Dutch Clinical Trial Registry, number NTR2947). This was a randomized clinical trial that allocated women with threatened preterm labor between 25-34 weeks of gestation to nifedipine or atosiban...
April 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445928/regulation-of-angiogenic-behaviors-by-oxytocin-receptor-through-gli1-indcued-transcription-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#16
Ji Zhu, Huiyan Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yin Xie
Angiogenesis is a dynamic hypoxia-stimulated process playing a key role in tissue growth and repair under various pathophysiological circumstances. Abnormal angiogenesis contributes to the pathogenesis of many human diseases. Oxytocin receptor is a classical G-protein-coupled receptor expressed on endothelial cells. The present study was aimed to investigate how oxytocin receptor regulated the angiogenic behaviors of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). We found that oxytocin at 0.1μM significantly increased cell proliferation, upregulated the mRNA and protein expression of CD31 and vWF (two important endothelial markers), and enhanced the tuber formation capacity in HUVECs...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444988/inhibitory-action-of-oxytocin-on-spontaneous-contraction-of-rat-distal-colon-by-nitrergic-mechanism-involvement-of-cyclic-gmp-and-apamin-sensitive-k-channels
#17
R Wang, M T Han, X L Lv, Y A Yu, S Q Chai, C M Qu, C Y Liu
AIM: The mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effects of oxytocin (OT) on colon tone are not totally understood. We explore the mechanisms of OT on spontaneous contractility in rat distal colon and identify the mediators involved in this action. METHODS: In rat distal colon strips, mechanical activity was analysed and the production of nitric oxide (NO) in tissue loaded with the fluorochrome DAF-FM was visualized by confocal microscopy. OT receptor (OTR) expression was determined by Western blotting and immunofluorescence...
November 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422984/the-impact-of-atosiban-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer-a-meta-analysis
#18
Qian-Yi Huang, Min-Hua Rong, Ai-Hua Lan, Xiao-Miao Lin, Xing-Gu Lin, Rong-Quan He, Gang Chen, Mu-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Atosiban is administered to women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the results of this treatment were controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, China BioMedicine, and Google Scholar were systematically searched. Meta-analyses were performed to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the women undergoing IVF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259722/oxytocin-mitigated-the-depressive-like-behaviors-of-maternal-separation-stress-through-modulating-mitochondrial-function-and-neuroinflammation
#19
Hossein Amini-Khoei, Ali Mohammadi-Asl, Shayan Amiri, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Majid Momeny, Mahsa Hassanipour, Mojgan Rastegar, Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Arvin Haj- Mirzaian, Hossein Sanjarimoghaddam, Shahram Ejtemaei Mehr, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
Mother-infant contact has a critical role on brain development and behavior. Experiencing early-life adversities (such as maternal separation stress or MS in rodents) results in adaptations of neurotransmission systems, which may subsequently increase the risk of depression symptoms later in life. In this study, we show that Oxytocin (OT) exerted antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Previous studies indicate that neuroinflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction are associated with the pathophysiology of depression...
March 1, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188254/differential-effects-of-oxytocin-receptor-antagonists-atosiban-and-nolasiban-on-oxytocin-receptor-mediated-signaling-in-human-amnion-and-myometrium
#20
Sung Hye Kim, Oliver Pohl, Andre Chollet, Jean-Pierre Gotteland, Adam D J Fairhurst, Phillip R Bennett, Vasso Terzidou
One of the most established roles of oxytocin (OT) is in inducing uterine contractions and labor. Apart from inducing contractions, our recent studies showed that OT can also activate proinflammatory pathways in both human myometrial and amnion cells, which suggests that the proinflammatory role of OT should be taken into account when developing tocolytics targeting the OT/oxytocin receptor (OTR) system. The OTR antagonist, atosiban, is currently used therapeutically for the treatment of preterm labor. We previously showed that atosiban fails to inhibit the proinflammatory effects of OT in human amnion; atosiban alone activates nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and mitogen activated protein kinases, thus upregulating downstream prolabor genes...
April 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
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