April 2017 Pituitary Research Articles

Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

Pituitary Tumors

Humanin inhibits apoptosis in pituitary tumor cells through several signaling pathways including NF-κB activation.
Gottardo MF, Moreno Ayala M, Ferraris J, Zárate S, Pisera D, Candolfi M, Jaita G, Seilicovich A.
J Cell Commun Signal. 2017 Apr 4. doi: 10.1007/s12079-017-0388-4. [Epub ahead of print]

N-myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) promoter methylation and expression in pituitary adenoma.
Vaitkiene P, Valiulyte I, Glebauskiene B, Liutkeviciene R.
Diagn Pathol. 2017 Apr 8;12(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s13000-017-0622-7.

Progressive visual disturbance and enlarging prolactinoma caused by melanoma metastasis: A case report and literature review.
Yang C, Liu L, Lan X, Zhang S, Li X, Zhang B.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(14):e6483. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006483.

Pituitary Surgery

Is industry funding associated with higher scholarly impact among academic neurosurgeons?
Eloy JA, Kilic S, Yoo NJ, Mcleod T, Svider PF, Baredes S, Folbe AJ, Couldwell WT, Liu JK.
World Neurosurg. 2017 Apr 1. pii: S1878-8750(17)30433-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.03.110. [Epub ahead of print]

Current best practice in the management of patients after pituitary surgery.
Prete A, Corsello SM, Salvatori R.
Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Mar;8(3):33-48. doi: 10.1177/2042018816687240. Epub 2017 Mar 1. Review.

Non-functioning pituitary adenoma underwent surgery: A multicenter retrospective study over the last four decades (1977-2015).
Iglesias P, Arcano K, Triviño V, García-Sancho P, Díez JJ, Cordido F, Villabona C.
Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Apr 4. pii: S0953-6205(17)30127-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.03.023. [Epub ahead of print]

The value of endoscope assistance during transcranial surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas.
Marx S, Clemens S, Schroeder HW.
J Neurosurg. 2017 Apr 7:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2016.11.JNS16713. [Epub ahead of print]


Diagnostic tests for Cushing's syndrome differ from published guidelines: data from ERCUSYN.
Valassi E, Franz H, Brue T, Feelders RA, Netea-Maier R, Tsagarakis S, Webb SM, Yaneva M, Reincke M, Droste M, Komerdus I, Maiter D, Kastelan D, Chanson P, Pfeifer M, Strasburger CJ, Tóth M, Chabre O, Tabarin A, Krsek M, Fajardo C, Bolanowski M, Santos A, Wass JA, Trainer PJ; ERCUSYN Study Group..
Eur J Endocrinol. 2017 May;176(5):613-624. doi: 10.1530/EJE-16-0967.

Hormonal Issues

Modeling and High-Throughput Experimental Data Uncover the Mechanisms Underlying Fshb Gene Sensitivity to Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Pulse Frequency.
Stern E, Ruf-Zamojski F, Zalepa-King L, Pincas H, Choi SG, Peskin CS, Fernand H, Turgeon JL, Sealfon SC.
J Biol Chem. 2017 Apr 6. pii: jbc.M117.783886. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.783886. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Issues - General

A Comparative Study of Pituitary Volume Variations in MRI in Acute Onset of Psychiatric Conditions.
Soni BK, Joish UK, Sahni H, George RA, Sivasankar R, Aggarwal R.
J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Feb;11(2):TC01-TC04. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/23585.9330. Epub 2017 Feb 1.


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