March 2018 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, and WebMD.

Pituitary Tumors

MiR-16 inhibits pituitary adenoma cell proliferation via the suppression of ERK/MAPK signal pathway.
Wang DW, Wang YQ, Shu HS.
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2018 Mar;22(5):1241-1248. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_201803_14464.

Differential gene expression of sirtuins between somatotropinomas and nonfunctioning pituitaryadenomas.
Grande IPP, Amorim PVGH, Freire ACTB, Jallad RS, Musolino NR, Cescato VA, da Silva GO, Bronstein MD, Trarbach EB.
Pituitary. 2018 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s11102-018-0881-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Aberrant expression of the sFRP and WIF1 genes in invasive non-functioning pituitary adenomas.
Song W, Qian L, Jing G, Jie F, Xiaosong S, Chunhui L, Yangfang L, Guilin L, Gao H, Yazhuo Z.
Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2018 Mar 16. pii: S0303-7207(18)30091-1. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2018.03.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Molecular markers in the diagnosis of invasive pituitary adenomas - an immunohistochemistry study.
Moldovan IM, Şuşman S, Pîrlog R, Jianu EM, Leucuţa DC, Melincovici CS, Crişan D, Florian IŞ.
Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2017;58(4):1357-1364.

[Atypical presentation of a giant prolactinoma in a 15-year-old boy].
Vaiani E, Morales C, Soto F, Blanco Y, Rugilo C, Ciaccio M, Belgorosky A.
Arch Argent Pediatr. 2018 Apr 1;116(2):e325-e330. doi: 10.5546/aap.2018.e325. Spanish.

ACTH-Cell Pituitary Adenoma With Signet Ring Cells: A Rare Case Report and Review of The Literature.
Trabzonlu L, Agirlar Trabzonlu T, Gurbuz Y, Ceylan S.
Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2018 Mar 17. doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000639. [Epub ahead of print]

Drug distribution and clinical safety in treating cystic craniopharyngiomas using intracavitary radiotherapy with phosphorus-32 colloid.
Chang H, Zhang J, Cao W, Wang Y, Zhao H, Liu R, Guo S.
Oncol Lett. 2018 Apr;15(4):4997-5003. doi: 10.3892/ol.2018.7981. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

The role of galectin-3 in the tumorigenesis and progression of pituitary tumors.
Diao B, Liu Y, Xu GZ, Zhang Y, Xie J, Gong J.
Oncol Lett. 2018 Apr;15(4):4919-4925. doi: 10.3892/ol.2018.7931. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Rathke’s Cleft Cyst

Rathke's cleft cyst associated with pituitary granulomatosis with polyangiitis: An unusual combination of hypothalamus-pituitary region pathologies.
Draghi R, Mantovani G, Runza L, Carrabba G, Fusco N, Rampini P, Costa A, Locatelli M.
Radiol Case Rep. 2017 Oct 31;13(1):233-236. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2017.09.018. eCollection 2018 Feb.

Hormonal Health

Actions of pituitary hormones beyond traditional targets.
Zaidi M, New M, Blair HC, Zallone A, Baliram R, Davies TF, Cardozo C, Iqbal J, Sun L, Rosen C, Yuen T.
J Endocrinol. 2018 Mar 19. pii: JOE-17-0680. doi: 10.1530/JOE-17-0680. [Epub ahead of print]


Novel Somatostatin Receptor Ligands Therapies for Acromegaly.
Paragliola RM, Salvatori R.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Mar 7;9:78. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00078. eCollection 2018. Review.Hor

Value of early postoperative random growth hormone levels and nadir growth hormone levels after oral glucose tolerance testing in acromegaly.
Rotermund R, Burkhardt T, Rohani Z, Jung R, Aberle J, Flitsch J.
Growth Horm IGF Res. 2018 Mar 8. pii: S1096-6374(18)30030-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2018.03.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Transnasal endoscopic management of anterior cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak: experience from a large case series.
Borsetto D, Ciorba A, Cazzador D, Volo T, Denaro L, D'Avellal ED, Prosenikliev V, Pelucchi S, Emanuelli E.
B-ENT. 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):15-21.

Incidence of epistaxis after endoscopic pituitary surgery: Proposed treatment algorithm.
Zimmer LA, Andaluz N.
Ear Nose Throat J. 2018 Mar;97(3):E44-E48.


Magnetic resonance imaging of sellar and juxtasellar abnormalities: atypical findings of common diseases and typical findings of rare diseases.
Eduardo DDS, Franco SB, de Castro JDV.
Radiol Bras. 2018 Jan-Feb;51(1):45-51. doi: 10.1590/0100-3984.2016.0039.



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