PUBLISHED April 25, 2003
Volume 24, Nos. 1/2, Feb-Apr 2003

 

Invited Editorial for the New Section in the Neuroendocrinology Letters
Technical developments for Neuroendocrinology studies
Michel Salzet

Leading Article
Direct analysis of neuropeptides by in situ MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in the rat brain [Abstract]
Isabelle Fournier 1 , Robert Day 2 , Michel Salzet 1
1. Laboratoire de Neuroimmunologie des Annélides, UMR CNRS 8017, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, FRANCE
02. Département de Pharmacologie, Institut de Pharmacologie de Sherbrooke, Université de Sherbrooke, 3001, 12e Avenue Nord Sherbrooke, Québec, CANADA

Original Article
Steroid modulation of angiotensin II action in the rat anterior pituitary gland
[Abstract and full text]
Running headline: Steroids modulation of angiotensin II action
Key words: angiotensin II; inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate; pituitary; pregnenolone sulfate; 17ß-estradiol; progesterone; dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
Agnieszka Lachowicz 1, Tomasz Ochedalski 2 & Elzbieta Rebas 3
1. Department of Experimental Endocrinology and Hormone Research, Institute of Endocrinology,
2. Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics,
3. Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry, Medical University of Lodz, POLAND

Review Article
Perspectives of new potential therapeutic applications of somatostatin analogs
[Abstract and full text]
This paper was presented at First Congress of the Polish Society of Neuroendocrinology, Lodz, September 23-25, 2002.
Running headline: Perspectives of somatostatin analogs.
Key words: somatostatin analogs; clinical applications
Marek Pawlikowski, & Gabriela Melen-Mucha
Department of Experimental Endocrinology and Hormone Diagnostics,
Institute of Endocrinology, Medical University of Lodz. POLAND

Original Research Paper
mt1 melatonin receptor mRNA tissular localization by PCR amplification [Abstract and full text]
Running headline: Melatonin receptor tissular localization.
Key words: melatonin, pineal gland, circadian system, biological rhythms, suprachiasmatic nuclei, receptors, quantitative PCR
Vincent-Joseph Poirel, Cathy Cailotto, Dominique Streicher, Paul Pévet, Mireille Masson-Pévet, Francois Gauer
Laboratoire de Neurobiologie des Rythmes, CNRS-UMR 7518,
Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, FRANCE

Original Paper
Antibacterial Properties of Hemerythrin of the Sand Worm Nereis Diversicolor [Abstract and full text]
Laurence Deloffre*, Beatrice Salzet *, Didier Vieau, Michel Salzet.
Laboratoire de Neuroimmunologie des Annélides, UMR CNRS 8017,
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve D'Ascq cedex, FRANCE

Original Research Paper
Effects of Cold Stress on Nitric Oxide Production and µ-Opiate Receptor Gene Expression by Morphine in
Mytilus edulis Pedal Ganglia
[Abstract and full text]
Key words: nitric oxide; morphine; cold stress; mu opiate receptor; invertebrate neural tissues
Kirk Mantione, Raymond Hong, Richard Im, Michael Nam, Max Simon, Patrick Cadet, and George B. Stefano
Neuroscience Research Institute, State University of New York,
College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210,USA and the Long Island Conservatory, Science Program, Albertson, NY, USA

Original Paper
Functional morphology of ductus venosus in human fetus
[Abstract and full text]
Key words: ductus venosus, intimal pillow, endothelium, hemodynamics
Edward K. Ailamazyan, Olga V. Kirillova, Albert A. Polyanin &
Igor Yu. Kogan
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA.

Psychoncology and cancer progression-related alterations of pleasure-associated neurochemical system: Abnormal neuroendocrine response to apomorphine in advance cancer patients [Abstract and full text]
Key words: apomorphine, cancer progression, dopaminergic system, pleasure, psychoncology.
Running title:
Endocrine effects of apomorphine in cancer.
Paolo Lissoni 1, Fabio Malugani 1, Vittorio Manganini 2, P Ardizzoia 1, Gianstefano Gardani 1, Erio Bartolacelli 3 Giusy Messina 3 & Gabriele Tancini 1
1. Division of Radiation Oncology, S.Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Milan, ITALY;
2. Division of Urology, S.Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Milan, ITALY;
3. Psychoncology Service, S.Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Milan, ITALY.

Original Research Paper
Responses of the HPA Axis After Chronic Variable Stress: Effects of Novel and Familiar Stressors
[Abstract and full text]
Jaime L. Simpkiss and Darragh P. Devine
University of Florida, Behavioral Neuroscience Program,
Department of Psychology Gainesville, FL, U.S.A

Original Article
Effects of Melatonin on Testicular Tissue Nitric Oxide Level and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Experimentally Induced Left Varicocele
[Abstract and full text]
Atila Semercioz, Rahmi Onur, Sezai Ogras, Irfan Orhan
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Firat, Elazig, TURKEY.

Original Article
Reduction of Cizplatin-Induced Anemia by the Pineal Indole 5-Methoxytryptamine in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients

[Abstract and full text]

Paolo Lissoni, Fabio Malugani, Roberta Bukovec, Veronica Bordin, Maristella Perego, Susan Mengo, Antonio Ardizzoia & Gabriele Tancini.
Division of Radiation Oncology, S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Milan), ITALY.

Original Research Paper
Neuroendocrine alterations in lung cancer patients

[Abstract and full text]

Gianluigi Mazzoccoli 1, Stefano Carughi 1, Angelo De Cata 1, Marco La Viola 1 , Antonio Giuliani 1, Roberto Tarquini 2 , Federico Perfetto 2
1. Department of Internal Medicine, Regional General Hospital "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza", Cappuccini Av., 71013 S.Giovanni Rotondo (FG), ITALY.
2. Center of Chronobiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Pieraccini Av., 50100 Florence (FI), ITALY.

Original Paper
Validity of MELISA® for metal sensitivity testing

Running Title: Validity of MELISA®
[Abstract and full text]

Key Words: lymphocyte transformation test; MELISA® ; allergy; mercury; nickel
Elizabeth Valentine-Thon (1) Hans-Walter Schiwara (2)
1. MELISA® (LTT) Center, Laboratory Dr. M.Sandkamp, B.Köster,
Dr. R.Hiller, Bremen,
2 in retirement from the former Laboratory Dr. Schiwara and Partner (now Medical Laboratory Bremen), Bremen, GERMANY

Original Paper
Dental amalgam as one of the risk factors in autoimmune diseases
[Abstract and full text]
Key Words: Antinuclear autoantibodies, HgCl2 response, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, thyroiditis
J. Bártová(1), J. Procházková (1), Z. Krátká (1), K. Benetková K (1),
Z. Venclíková (1), I. Šterzl (2)
1. Institute of Dental Research, lst Medical Faculty, Charles University and General Faculty Hospital Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

2. Institute of Endocrinology, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Original Paper
Effects of gabaergic and serotoninergic systems on hypothalamic content of catecholomamines during sexual develpment in female rats
[Abstract and full text]
Key Words: puberty, serotonin, GABA, catecholamines
Dora Rondina and Osvaldo J. Ponzo, Berta Szwarcfarb, Silvia Carbone,
Pablo Scacchi, Jaime A. Moguilevsky
Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina,
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Original Research Paper
Mechanical Reaction of the Frontal Abdominal Wall to the Impact Load During Gravidity
[Abstract and full text]
Key words: gravidity, impact load, vibration, cinematographic method, tensometric method.
Karel Jelen 1, Antonín Doležal 2,
1. Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport., Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics,
2. Charles University in Prague, Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstretics, of
1st Medical Faculty, General Teaching Hospital in Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Clinical Study
Real-time sonography for screening of gallbladder motility in diabetic patients: Relation to autonomic and peripheral neuropathy
[Abstract and full text]
[Running title: Gallbladder function in diabetes mellitus]
Key words: Gallbladder, ultrasound, diabetes mellitus, autonomic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy.
Ertugrul Kayacetin 1, Gurcan Kisakol 2, Ahmet Kaya 2, Zehra Akpinar 3
1. Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Internal medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
2. Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Internal medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
3. Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, TURKEY

Case Report
Repeated Hypoglycemia and Cognitive Decline

[Abstract and full text]

A. Akyol, N. Kiylioglu, O. Bolukbasi, E. Güney, Y. Yürekli.
Department of Neurology,
Department of Endocrinology,
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Adnan Menderes University, Medical Faculty, Aydin, TURKEY

PREFACE by George B. Stefano: Introductory Guest Editorial
Estrogen Genomic and Nongenomic Signaling Processes May Really Be Working In Harmony [see also: PRESS RELEASE]
[Free full text]  

Key words: estrogen, gonads, invertebrate, reproduction
George B. Stefano
Neuroscience Institute, State University of New York at Old Westbury,
Old Westbury, New York, USA

Original Research Paper
17-b estradiol down regulates ganglionic microglial cells via nitric oxide release: Presence of a fragment of the estrogen receptor b transcript
[Abstract and free full text]  
Key words: 17-b-estradiol, estrogen cell surface receptors, nitric oxide, estrogen receptor-b, microglia, immune activation
George B. Stefano, Wei Zhu, Kirk Mantione, Dolisha Jones, Elliott Salamon, John Cho and Patrick Cadet
Neuroscience Research Institute, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York, USA

Original Research Paper
The Presence of 17-b estradiol in Mytilus edulis Gonadal Tissues: Evidence for Estradiol Isoforms [Abstract and free full text]  
Key words: estrogen, gonads, invertebrate, reproduction
Wei Zhu, Kirk Mantione, Dolisha Jones, Elliott Salamon, John J. Cho, Patrick Cadet and George B. Stefano
Neuroscience Institute, State University of New York at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York, USA

Review Article
The Role of the Estrogen in Neuroprotection: Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases [Abstract and free full text]  
Key words: 17-b-estradiol, estrogen cell surface receptors, nitric oxide, estrogen receptors, microglia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, free radicals, schizophrenia.
John J. Cho, Francesco A. Iannucci, Melissa Fraile, Joseph Franco, Tracy N. Alesius and George B. Stefano
Neuroscience Research Institute, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York, USA


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
IS ADHD ADAPTIVE OR NON-ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR?

Key words: ADHD, evolutionary psychology, adaptive behavior, non-adaptive behavior [Full text]
Zdenek Matejcek
Prague Psychiatric Center, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Invited Review Article
Order and disorder in the brain function
[Abstract and free full text]    [ PRESS RELEASE ]
Olga Quadens, Brussels, BELGIUM

Invited NEL Review
Etiopathogenesis of Graves' disease
[Abstract and free full text]
Key words:
Graves' disease; autoimmune diseases; hyperthyroidism; ophtalmopathy; dermopathy
Karasek
Michal 1, 2 & Lewinski Andrzej 1
1. Department of Endocrinology and Isotope Therapy, Medical University of Lodz - Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute, Lodz;
2. Department of Electron Microscopy, Chair of Pathomorphology,
Medical University of Lodz, POLAND.

Case Report
The Steroid-Responsive Hiccup Reflex Arc:
Competitive Binding to the Corticosteroid-Receptor?

Key words: Anabolic steroids; Brain tumor; Corticosteroids; Neurosurgery; Oxandrin; Oxandrolone
[Abstract and free full text]
Rob D. Dickerman, Chris Overby, Mark Eisenberg, Peter Hollis,
Mitchell Levine
Department of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY, USA

Original Article
Neonatal Hypothalamic Androgenization in the Female Rat Induces Changes in Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity and Adiposity Function at Adulthood
[Abstract and free full text]
Running title: Early hyperandrogenicity and insulin resistance.
Key words: leptin, glucose load, glucocorticoid, sex steroids, PCOS.
Mario Perelló 1, Daniel Castrogiovanni 1, Griselda Moreno 1,
Rolf C. Gaillard 2 and Eduardo Spinedi 1
1 Neuroendocrine Unit, Multidisciplinary Institute on Cell Biology
(CONICET-CICPBA), La Plata, ARGENTINA;
2 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology & Metabolism, University Hospital, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND.

Original Article
Direct effects of cocaine-amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) on pituitary hormone release in pituitary cell culture
[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: CART - pituitary hormones - cell culture
Boguslawa Baranowska, Ewa Wolinska-Witort, Magdalena Chmielowska, Lidia Martynska, Agnieszka Baranowska-Bik
Neuroendocrinology Dept. Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education Warsaw, POLAND

Original Article
Chromacin-like peptide in leeches

Key Words: chromogranin-like derived peptide, Leech
[Abstract and free full text]
Michel Salzet 1,2* and George Stefano 1,2
1. Laboratoire de Neuroimmunologie des Annélides, UMR CNRS 8017, SN3, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, FRANCE.
2. Neuroscience Research Institute, State University of New York at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210, USA

Original Article
Melatonin Supplementation Restores Cellular Proliferation and DNA Synthesis in the Splenic and Thymic Lymphocytes of Old Rats [Abstract and free full text]
Running title: Melatonin stimulates lymphocytes
Key words: Autoradiography, 3H-thymidine, cell proliferation, DNA synthesis, lymphocytes, histopathology
Gamal H. El-Sokkary 1, Russel J. Reiter 2, Sary Kh. Abdel-Ghaffar 3
1 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, EGYPT
2 Department of Cellular and Strucural Biology,
The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, EGYPT

Original Article
Peptides of pineal gland and thymus promong human life
Running headline: Peptide bioregulators prolong human life
Key words: thymus; epiphysis; peptides; geroprotectors; Thymalin; Epithalamin; aging; life span
[Abstract and free full text]
Vladimir Kh. Khavinson, Vyacheslav G. Morozov
St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology of the North-Western Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, RUSSIA

Original Article
Gastric emptying in subclinical hyperthyroidism

[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: gastric emptying, subclinical hyperthyroidism, radiolabeled
Gurcan Kisakol 1, Ertugrul Kayacetin 2, Oktay Sari 3, Ahmet Kaya 1
1. Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty, Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism;
2. Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty, Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology;
3. Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Nuclear Medicine
, TURKEY.

Original Article
Hormonal function and proliferative activity of thymic cells in humans: immunocytochemical correlations

[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: thymus, immunocytochemistry, hormone' expression, epithelial cells, proliferation of thymocytes.
Igor M. Kvetnoy,1 Victoria O. Polyakova,2 Alexander V. Trofimov,2
Vadim V. Yuzhakov,3 Alexander A. Yarilin,4 Emma S. Kurilets, 3
Ludmila N. Mikhina, 3 Nina I. Sharova, 4 Maria F. Nikonova 4
1. Ott Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Petersburg,
2. St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, St. Petersburg,
3. Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk,
4. Institute of Immunology, Moscow.
RUSSIA

Original Article
The Effect of Estradiol, but not Progesterone, on the Production of Cytokines in Stimulated-Whole Blood is Concentration-Dependent
[Abstract and free full text]
Key Words: Estradiol; Progesterone; TNF-a; IFN-g; IL-10; IL-12
Running Title: Estradiol, Progesterone and Cytokines Production

Khalid Z. Matalka
Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Technology, University of Petra,
Amman, JORDAN

Original Article
Effects of mental stress on cardiovascular and endocrine response in Air Force Academy cadets [Abstract and free full text]
Running Title: Stress response in Air Force Academy cadets

Key words: mental stress; heart rate; blood pressure; stress hormones; psychometric tests; pilots
Paolo Falaschi, Antonella Proietti, Claudio De Angelis*,
Antonio Martocchia, Cesare Giarrizzo, Roberto Biselli*, Rosaria D'Urso, Raffaele D'Amelio
Dept. of Internal Medicine, II Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome
"La Sapienza", Rome.
*Experimental Flight Center - Dept. of Aviation and Space Medicine,
Pratica di Mare, Rome, ITALY

Original Article
Evaluation of the Pituitary-adrenal axis in hyperandrogenic women with polycystic ovary syndrome
[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: ACTH test; cortisol; 17-hydroxyprogesterone; polycystic ovary syndrome
Rafael Luboshitzky, Abraham Ishai, Zila Shen-Or, Paula Herer
Endocrine Institute, Haemek Medical Center, Afula
Endocrine Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
B.Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, ISRAEL

Original Article
The Effects of Music and Visual Stress on Testosterone and Cortisol in Men and Women
[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: testosterone; cortisol; listening to music; visual stress; differences between the sexes
Hajime Fukui, Masako Yamashita
Nara University of Education, Nara University of Education, Dept. of Education, Nara, JAPAN

Original Article
The effect of prophylactic melatonin administration on reperfusion damage in experimental testis ischemia-reperfusion [Abstract HERE]
Key Words: Testis torsion, ischemia-reperfusion, Malondialdehyde
Ahmet Ozturk, Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci, Rasim Mogulkoc, Bahadir Ozturk
Selcuk University, School of Medicine, Urology Department, Konya
Selcuk University, School of Medicine, Physiology Department, Konya
Selcuk University, School of Medicine, Biochemistry Department, Konya, TURKEY

Original Article
Testosterone and gonadotropin levels in men with dementia
[Abstract and free full text]
Running title: Gonadotropin levels in men with dementia

Key words: Alzheimer's disease; dementia; gonadotropins; LH/FSH; testosterone
E. Hogervorst, M. Combrinck, A.D. Smith
Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.

Original Article
Ultrastructure of pinealocytes in mice implanted with Colon 38 adenocarcinoma
[Abstract and free full text]
Key Words: pineal gland; pinealocyte; ultrastructure; colon cancer
Michal Karasek 1, Anna Zielinska 1, Krystyna Marek 1,
Jacek Swietoslawski 1 & Katarzyna Winczyk 2
1. Department of Electron Microscopy, Chair of Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lodz.
2. Department of Experimental Endocrinology and Hormone Diagnostics, Institute of Endocrinology; Medical University of Lodz, POLAND

Original Article
Reduction of night/day difference in melatonin blood levels as a possible disease-related index in schizophrenia

[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: melatonin, schizophrenia, circadian rhythm, psychopathology, index
by Giuseppe Bersani, Monica Mameli, Alessandra Garavini, Paolo Pancheri (1), Maurizio Nordio (2)
(1) 3rd Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine,
(2) Department of Medical Physiopathology,
University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Rome, ITALY

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Original Article
Total pineal endocrine susbtitution therapy (TPEST) as a new enuroendocrine palliative treatment of untreatable metastatic solid tumor patients: A phase II study.

[Abstract and free full text]
Key words : melatonin; pineal gland; pineal indoles; supportive care.
Running title: Total pineal endocrine substitution therapy of metastatic cancer.
Paolo Lissoni 1, Fabio Malugani 1, Fernando Brivio 2, Alessandra Piazza 1, Carmen Vintimilla 1, Luisa Giani 1 & Gabriele Tancini 1
1. Division of Radiation Oncology, S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Milan), ITALY.
2. Third Surgical Division, S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Milan), ITALY.

Original Article
The effects of photoperiod on testes in rat:
A morphometric and immunohistochemical study

[Abstract and free full text]
Key words: photoperiod; testes; immunohistochemistry; rat
by Ilter Kus (1), Nusret Akpolat (2), Hakan Oner (3), Ahmet Ayar (4), Hidir Pekmez (1), Oguz Aslan Ozen (5) and Mustafa Sarsilmaz (1)
(1) Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig;
(2) Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig;
(3) Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Antalya University, Burdur;
(4) Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig
(5) Dept. of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine; Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak; TURKEY

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Original Article
Effects of Central and Peripheral Administration of Leptin on Pain Threshold in Rats and Mice [Abstract and free full text]
Selim Kutlu, Sinan Canpolat, Suleyman Sandal, Mete Ozcan,
Mustafa Sarsilmaz & Haluk Kelestimur
Department of Neuroendocrinology, The Institute of Health Science,
Firat Universtiy, Elazig, TURKEY.

Suppl. 1 Vol. 24, October 2003


PUBLISHED IN
Vol. 24, No.5, Oct 2003

Original Article
Free radicals after painful stimulation are influenced by antioxidants and analgesics

Key words: nociception, free radicals, antioxidants
Richard Rokyta 1, Václav Holecek 2, Ivana Pekárková 1, Jana Krejcová 2, Jaroslav Racek 2, Ladislav Trefil 2, Anna Yamamotová 1
1. Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine, Department of Normal, Pathological and Clinical Physiology, Prague;
2. Charles University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty Hospital, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, Plzen;
CZECH REPUBLIC

Associations between the human insulin gene 5' VNTR
and clinical variables of the renin-angiotensin system

Key words: genetics; hypertension; VNTR of insulin gene locus; quantitative trait locus (QTL); renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS); restriction fragament length polymorphism (RFLP).
Philippe M. Frossard 1, S. Hasan Parvez 2, Gilles G. Lestringant 3,
Nelofar S.J Kureshi

1. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
2. Neuroendocrinology Unit, Reims University, France.
3. Department of Internal Medicine, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain,
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

Original Article
Serum testosterone levels and coital activity in men with somatosexual disorders
Key words: serum testosterone; coital activity; Klinefelter's syndrome; varicocele; ageing
Jirí Raboch 1, Slavomír Pietrucha 1 Jan Raboch 2
1. Psychiatric Department, 1st Medical School of Charles University, Prague
2. Sexological Institute, 1st Medical School of Charles University, Prague
CZECH REPUBLIC

Original Article
Plasma amino acids in ecstasy users
Key words: ecstasy, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, plasma, amino acids, psychosis, delirium
Stuerenburg
H.J., Petersen K, Buhmann C., Rosenkranz M.,
Baeumer
T., Thomasius R.
Neurological Department Median Clinic Bad Suelze, GERMANY

Review Article
The role of oxidative stress in physiological and pathological processes in the thyroid gland; possible involvement in pineal-thyroid interactions
Running headline: Oxidative stress, thyroid gland, and melatonin
Key words: thyroid gland; thyroid hormones; oxidative damage; antioxidant; melatonin
Malgorzata Karbownik 1,2 & Andrzej Lewinski 1,2
1. Department of Endocrinology and Isotope Therapy, Medical University of Lodz;
2. Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute, Lodz, POLAND

Review Article
Neuroendocrine and Cytokines-Induced Responses to Minutes, Hours, and Days of Mental Stress

Key words: mental stress, examination, cytokines, HPA axis and SAM system
Khalid Z. Matalka
Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Technology, University of Petra,
Amman, JORDAN

Imaging along the various time scales of ourselves and our environments near and far:
Chronomics detects spectral bioresonance at frequencies covering over 10 orders of magnitude.

In memoriam - lost future: Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Schack: 1952 - 2003.

Halberg F, Cornelissen G, et al.

Original Article
Peptide Epitalon activates Chromatin at the old age
Running headline: Epitalon activates chromatin at the old age

Key words: aging, peptide, heterochromatinization, Epitalon, activation of chromosomes
Vladimir Kh. Khavinson 1, Teimuraz A. Lezhava 2, Jamlet R. Monaselidze 3, Tinatin A. Jokhadze 2, Nana A. Dvalishvili 2, Nino K. Bablishvili 2, Svetlana V. Trofimova 1
1 St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology of the North-Western Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
2 Tbilisi State University,
3 Institute of Physics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, GEORGIA

Original Article
Effects of melatonin and oxytetracycline in autologous intraperitoneal ovary transplantation in rats

Key Words: Melatonin, Oxytetracycline, Ovarian transplantation
Ekrem Sapmaz (1), Ahmet Ayar (2), Husnu Celik (1), Tansel Sapmaz (3), Nermin Kilik (4), Mehmet A. Yasar (5)
1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2. Department of Pharmacology,
3. Department of Histology,
4. Department of Biochemistry
5. Department of Anaesthesiology
Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, TURKEY

Original Article
In vitro effect of melatonin on oxygen consumption in liver mitochondria of rats
Running headline: Melatonin effect on mitochondrial respiration
Key words: Melatonin; oxygen consumption; liver mitochondria; succinate; ß-hydroxybutyrate; malate
Carlos F. Reyes-Toso, Conrado R. Ricci, Inés R. de Mignone, Patricia Reyes, Laura M. Linares, Liliana E. Albornoz, Daniel P. Cardinali & Angel Zaninovich
• Departamento de Fisiología and Hospital de Clínicas. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires. ARGENTINA.

Original Article
Effect of unilateral superior cervical ganglionectomy on mandibular bone in rats
Running headline: Tooth eruption in denervated mandible
Key words: bone sympathetic nerves; mandible; peripheral volumetric bone density; superior cervical ganglionectomy; tooth eruption
Marta Ladizesky 1, María A. Lama 2, Emilio J. A. Roldán 3, Rodolfo A. Cutrera 4, Verónica Boggio 4, Máximo J. Giglio 2 & Daniel P. Cardinali 4
1 Sección Osteopatías Médicas, Hospital de Clínicas "José de San Martín", Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires,
2 Cátedra de Patología y Clínica Bucodental I, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Buenos Aires,
3 PQCT S.A, Buenos Aires, and
4 Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina,
Universidad de Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

Original Article
Melatonin does not affect p21 expression in rat thyroid follicular cells
Key words: melatonin; p21 protein; cell-cycle; rat thyroid
Adam Gesing, Joanna Jagiela, Andrzej Lewinski
Department of Thyroidology, Institute of Endocrinology,
Medical University of Lódz, POLAND

Thousands of blood pressure and heart rate measurements at fixed clock hours may mislead
Yoshihiko Watanabe 1, Germaine Cornélissen 2, Franz Halberg 2
1 Department of Medicine I, Division of Neurocardiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, JAPAN
2 Halberg Chronobiology Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Original Article
The effect of intraperitoneal melatonin supplementation on the release of thyroid hormones and testosterone in rats with hyperthyroid
Key words: Hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormones, melatonin, testosterone
Rasim Mogulkoc Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci
Selcuk University, Meram Medical School, Department of Physiology, Konya-TURKEY

Original Article
Effects of treatment with somatostatin analogues on the occurrence of apoptosis in somatotropinomas

Key words: apoptosis; somatostatine analogue; lanreotide; somatotropinomas; pituitary
Ryszard Wasko 1, Anna Jankowska 2, Malgorzata Kotwicka 2,
Wlodzimierz Liebert 3, Jerzy Sowinski 1 & Jerzy Bozydar Warchol 2
1. Department of Endocrinology, Institute of Internal Diseases,
Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, POLAND.
2. Department of Radiobiology and Cell Biology, Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, POLAND.
3. Department of Neurosurgery, Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, POLAND.

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Vol. 24, No.6, Dec 2003

Guest Editorial
HEALTH, WELL-BEING, AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE:
SOME PSYCHOSOMATIC REFLECTIONS

Vladislav Zikmund
Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

LAUDATIO to Professor Marek Pawlikowski, outstanding endocrinologist and great humanist, on his 70th birthday and 50th anniversary of scientific and didactic activity
Michal Karasek
Professor of Medical University of Lodz, POLAND
Deputy Chief Editor, Neuroendocrinology Letters

Original Article
Angiotensins II and IV stimulate the rat anterior pituitary cell proliferation independently of the AT1 receptor subtype
Key words: angiotensin II; angiotensin IV; AT1 receptor; losartan; pituitary; proliferation
Dorota Ptasinska-Wnuk, Jolanta Kunert-Radek, Marek Pawlikowski
Institute of Endocrinology, Medical University of Lodz, POLAND

Melatonin secretion profile after experimental pineal gland compression in rats*
Key words: pineal region tumor; melatonin; pineal gland compression
Marek Mandera 1, Renata Dec 2, Wieslaw Marcol 1,3 & Katarzyna Kotulska 3,4
*Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Marek Pawlikowski on his 70th Anniversary.
1. Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Silesian University School of Medicine, POLAND
2. Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Silesian University School of Medicine, Katowice, POLAND
3. Department of Physiology, Silesian University School of Medicine, Katowice, POLAND
4. Department of Neurology, Silesian University School of Medicine, Katowice, POLAND

Original Article
Anticipated academic examinations induce distinct cortisol responses in adolescent pupils

Key words: cortisol, examination, stress, adolescent, personality traits, sensation seeking
Lucie Martinek 1, Karin Oberascher-Holzinger 2, Stefan Weishuhn 3, Wolfgang Klimesch 1, and Hubert H. Kerschbaum*2
1 Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34, 5020 Salzburg, AUSTRIA,
2 Department of Molecular Neurobiology and Cellular Physiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34, 5020 Salzburg, AUSTRIA
3 BORG Salzburg, Akademiestr. 21, 5020 Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Original Article
Curcumin Inhibits Dose-Dependently and Time-Dependently Neuroglial Cell Proliferation and Growth

Key Words: curcumin; curcuminoids; neuroglia; proliferation; dosage; astrocytes; oligodendrocytes
Surendra S. Ambegaokar, B.A. Lauren Wu, Kaneshka Alamshahi, Jennifer Lau, Lila Jazayeri, B.A. Sharon Chan, B.A. Pavan Khanna, Emily Hsieh and Paola S. Timiras
a) University of California, Berkeley; Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Berkeley, California, USA
b) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Life Sciences Division. Berkeley, California, USA

Review Article
Biorhythms and pineal gland
Running headline: Biorhythms and pineal gland
Key words: Biorhythm: endocrine rhythms; pineal gland; melatonin; mammals; birds; circadian melatonin rhythm; light impulses.
Valér Csernus, Bela Mess, professor, M.D., Ph.D., D.SC.
Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Univ. Sci., Pécs, HUNGARY

TITLE TESTOSTERONE AND FREE THYROXIN BLOOD IN CONGENITALLY ACALLOSAL MALE BALB/cCF MICE AUTHORS
Key words: testosterone; Thyroxin; Corpus Callosum; Mice.
Carlos Alberto Mourão Júnior 1,2, Sergio Luís Schmidt 3,
Alex Christian Manhães 3
1 Departamento de Fisiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora.
2 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Endocrinologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
3 Laboratório de Neurofisiologia, Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Original Article
NMDA receptor antagonists reduced restraint-induced release of prolactin in male rats

Running Headline: NMDA antagonists reduced PRL release
Key words: Prolactin; NMDA receptor; Restraint; Stress; MK-801; AP-5; Peripuberal; Middle-aged; Rat
Jian-Xiang LIU 1, Ji-Zeng DU 1, Professor Sayaka ASAI 2, Zhan-Quan SHI 2, Gen WATANABE 2, Kazuyoshi TAYA 2
1 Division of Neurobiology and Physiology, College of Life Sciences, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, People's Republic of China
2 Laboratory of Veterinary Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 183-8509, JAPAN

Tracking the elusive antiestrogenic effect of melatonin:
A new methodological approach

Key words: breast cancer; estradiol; growth inhibition; melatonin, receptors
Rainer Girgert 1, Christian Bartsch 2, Steven M. Hill 3, Rolf Kreienberg 1, Volker Hanf 4
1. Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Ulm, GERMANY
2. Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Tübingen, GERMANY
3. Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane University, University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
4. Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Göttingen, GERMANY

Original Article
Gender-related differences in non-functioning pituitary adenomas
Running title: Non-functioning pituitary adenomas
Key words: pituitary; gender; outcome; clinically non-functioning adenoma

Bernhard Schaller
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Original Article
Pituitary-gonadal function in men with obstructive sleep apnea. The effect of continuous positive airways pressure treatment

Running headline: reproductive hormones and sleep apnea
Key words: continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) treatment, luteinizing hormone, sleep apnea, and testosterone
Rafael Luboshitzky., Lena Lavie, Zila Shen-Orr, Peretz Lavie
Endocrine Institute (R.L), Haemek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel;
Unit of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Technion (L.L.), Endocrine Laboratory (ZSO), Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; and
The Sleep Research Center (P.L.), Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, ISRAEL

Letter to the Editor
The Cellular Immunodeficiency Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be the Result of Sympathetic Overactivity and Be Correctable by Beta-2-Blockers
M.R. Namazi
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN

Original Article
The correlation between plasma homocystein and malondialdehyde levels in preeclamptia

[Short title: Homocysteine and malondialdehyde in preeclamtia]
Key words: malondialdehyde, homocysteine, preeclamptia
by Niyazi Tug (1), Husnu Celik (1), Gurkan Cikim,(2), Oguz Ozcelik (3), Ahmet Ayar (4)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig;
(2) Department of Biochemsitry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig;
(3) Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig;
(4) Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig
TURKEY

Original Article
Serum levels of angiogenic growth factors in patients with thyroid gland tumors and parathyroid adenoma

Running title: Serum bFGF and VEGF in thyroid and parathyroid tumors
Key Words: thyroid; parathyroid; tumor; bFGF; VEGF; angiogenesis
David Veselý (1), Jaromír Astl (1,2), Petr Matucha (3), Ivan Šterzl (3,4), Jan Betka (1,2)
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. The First Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, University Hospital Motol, Czech Republic
2 ENT Department, Postgraduate Medical School. Prague, Czech Republic
3 Institute of Endocrinology. Prague, Czech Republic
4 Institute of Immunology and Microbiology. The First Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, General University Hospital in Prague,
CZECH REPUBLIC

Original Article
In humans, coricotropin releasing hormone antagonizes some of the negative immunoregulatory effects of serotonin

Key Words: serotonin, stress, cytokines, corticotropin releasing hormone
Michael Maes 1,2 Gunter Kenis 1, Marta Kubera 2, Eugene Bosmans 1
1. Clinical Research Center for Mental Health, Limburg, BELGIUM.
2. Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Maastricht, Maastricht,
THE NETHERLANDS

Original Article
Foetal origins theory:
Links with adult depression and general self-efficacy

Running Title: Birthweight, depression and general self-efficacy
Key words: Barker hypothesis, foetal origins theory, adult depression
Denise A. Bellingham-Young & Elvidina N. Adamson-Macedo
University of Wolverhampton, Scholl of Applied Sciences,
Division of Psychology, Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM

Original Article
The role of neuropeptides in the disturbed control of appetite and hormone secretion in eating disorders

Key words: neuropeptides; obesity; anorexia nervosa
Boguslawa Baranowska, Ewa Wolinska-Witort, Elzbieta Wasilewska-Dziubinska, Krzysztof Roguski, Lidia Martynska, Magdalena Chmielowska Neuroendocrinology Department, Medical Center of Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, POLAND

Original Article
The function of the blood aqueous barrier in eyes with emulsified silicone oil
Key words:aqueous humor, blood aqueous barrier silicone oil emulsification, 1H NMR spectroscopy.
Petr Soucek 1, Jaroslav Havlícek 2, Marcela Tkadlecová 3, Ivan Karel 3, Karel Volka 2, Ilona Cihelková 1
1. The Eye Department, University Hospital, Srobárova 50, 100 34 Prague,
2. Department of Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague,
3. Department of Ophtalmology of the 1. Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Medical History
A CONCISE SURVEY OF L. DÉRER'S WORK ON BIORHYTHMICITY
Ivan Ruttkay-Nedecký
Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Siences, Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Season's Appreciations 2002
Halberg F, Cornelissen G et al.