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Horm Metab Res ; 52(6): 448-453, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32403152

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Primary aldosteronism (PA) was reported to frequently harbor not only cardiovascular diseases but also some metabolic disorders including secondary calcium metabolic diseases. Recently, the potential association between aldosterone producing cells and systemic calcium metabolism has been proposed. For instance, PA is frequently associated with hypercalciuria or hypocalcemia, which subsequently stimulates parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. This altered calcium metabolism in PA patients could frequently result in secondary osteoporosis and fracture in some patients. On the other hand, extracellular calcium itself directly acts on adrenal cortex and has been also proposed as an independent regulator of aldosterone biosynthesis in human adrenals. However, it is also true that both PTH and vitamin D pathways stimulate endocrine functions of adrenal cortical adenomas to co-secret both aldosterone and cortisol. Therefore, it has become pivotal to explore the potential crosstalk between aldosterone and systemic calcium metabolism. We herein reviewed recent advances in these fields.

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J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; 105(3)2020 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31789380

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CONTEXT: Aldosterone-producing adrenocortical adenomas (APAs) are mainly composed of clear (lipid rich) and compact (eosinophilic) tumor cells. The detailed association between these histological features and somatic mutations (KCNJ5, ATP1A1, ATP2B3, and CACNA1D) in APAs is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between histological features and individual genotypes in APAs. METHODS: Examination of 39 APAs subjected to targeted next-generation sequencing (11 KCNJ5, 10 ATP1A1, 10 ATP2B3, and 8 CACNA1D) and quantitative morphological and immunohistochemical (CYP11B2 and CYP17A1) analyses using digital imaging software. RESULTS: KCNJ5- and ATP2B3-mutated APAs had clear cell dominant features (KCNJ5: clear 59.8% [54.4-64.6%] vs compact 40.2% (35.4-45.6%), P = .0022; ATP2B3: clear 54.3% [48.2-62.4 %] vs compact 45.7% (37.6-51.8 %), P = .0696). ATP1A1- and CACNA1D-mutated APAs presented with marked intratumoral heterogeneity. A significantly positive correlation of immunoreactivity was detected between CYP11B2 and CYP17A1 in tumor cells of KCNJ5-mutated APAs (P = .0112; ρ = 0.7237), in contrast, significantly inverse correlation was detected in ATP1A1-mutated APAs (P = .0025; ρ = -0.8667). CONCLUSION: KCNJ5-mutated APAs, coexpressing CYP11B2 and CYP17A1, were more deviated in terms of zonation-specific differentiation of adrenocortical cells than ATP1A1- and ATP2B3-mutated APAs.

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J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol ; 193: 105434, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351131

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Intracellular calcium (Ca) levels play pivotal roles in aldosterone biosynthesis. Several somatic mutations of ion channels associated with aldosterone over-production were reported to result in over-inflow of Ca ion. Recently, the main regulators of extracellular Ca including VDR, CaSR and PTH1R were also reported to regulate steroidogenesis including aldosterone production. Therefore, not only intracellular but also extracellular Ca levels could regulate aldosterone biosynthesis. In addition, primary aldosteronism (PA) is clinically associated with not only more frequent cardiovascular events but also secondary metabolic disorders including abnormal calcium metabolism, osteoporosis and others. However, the details of Ca metabolic abnormalities associated with, including the potential correlation between those abnormalities and aldosterone overproduction, have remained virtually unknown. Therefore, in this study, we first immunolocalized Ca metabolism-related receptors (CaSR, VDR and PTH1R) in normal adrenal glands (NAs), aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) and cortisol-producing adenoma (CPA). We then compared the findings with clinicopathological parameters of these patients and the patterns of KCNJ5 somatic mutation of the tumors among APA patients. In vitro study was also performed to further explore the potential effects of extracellular Ca, PTH, Vitamin D and ionophore on aldosterone production. Ca metabolism-related receptors were predominantly localized in aldosterone-producing cells (ZG and APA) in both immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR analysis. CYP11B2 mRNA was significantly increased by CaCl2 treatment and further by adding ionophore. All the key enzymes related to aldosterone and cortisol biosynthesis including CYP11B2, CYP17A1 and CYP11B1 were upregulated by PTH treatment in this model and PTH could serve as a co-stimulator of ANG II to increase CYP11B2 expression. VDR mRNA levels were positively correlated with those of CYP11B2, CYP17A1 and CYP11B1 in APA tumor tissues and significantly higher in KCNJ5 mutated APAs than wild type. CYP11B1 levels were also significantly increased by VitD treatment. PTH1R mRNA levels were positively correlated with those of CYP17A1 and CYP11B1, both involved in cortisol production. In addition, the status of VDR was correlated with TRACP-5b levels, and that of PTH1R with serum Ca levels as well as urinary Ca excretion, respectively. Results of our present study did firstly demonstrate that aldosterone-producing cells were more sensitive to the fluctuations of extracellular Ca levels and Ca metabolism could directly influence steroidogenesis, especially "neoplastic" co-secretion of aldosterone and cortisol in APA patients.


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Glândulas Suprarrenais/metabolismo , Aldosterona/metabolismo , Cálcio/metabolismo , Hiperaldosteronismo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/genética , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Adenoma Adrenocortical/genética , Adenoma Adrenocortical/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Hiperaldosteronismo/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptor Tipo 1 de Hormônio Paratireóideo/metabolismo , Receptores de Calcitriol/metabolismo , Receptores de Detecção de Cálcio/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Endocr Connect ; 8(5): 454-461, 2019 May 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30959487

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Objective: Regional differences in cardiac magnetic resonance, which can reveal catecholamine-induced myocardial injury in patients with pheochromocytoma, have not yet been assessed using 3T magnetic resonance imaging. We evaluated these differences using myocardial T1-mapping and strain analysis. Design and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 16 patients newly diagnosed with catecholamine-producing tumors (CPT group) and 16 patients with essential hypertension (EH group), who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging between May 2016 and March 2018. We acquired 3T magnetic resonance cine and native T1-mapping images and performed feature-tracking-based strain analysis in the former. Results: Global cardiac function, morphology, global strain and peak strain rate were similar, but end-diastolic wall thickness differed between groups (CPT vs EH: 10.5 ± 1.7 vs 12.6 ± 2.8 mm; P < 0.05). Basal, but not apical, circumferential strain was significantly higher in the CPT than the EH group (19.4 ± 3.2 vs 16.8 ± 3.6 %; P < 0.05). Native T1 values were significantly higher in CPT than in EH patients, in both the basal septum (1307 ± 48 vs 1241 ± 45 ms; P < 0.01) and the apical septum (1377 ± 59 vs 1265 ± 58 ms; P < 0.01) mid-walls. In the CPT, but not in the EH group, native T1 values in the apical wall were significantly higher than those in the basal wall (P < 0.01). Conclusion: 3T magnetic resonance-based T1-mapping can sensitively detect subclinical catecholamine-induced myocardial injury; the influence of catecholamines may be greater in the apical than in the basal wall.

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Hypertension ; 73(4): 885-892, 2019 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30739536

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Somatic mutations have been identified in aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) in genes that include KCNJ5, ATP1A1, ATP2B3, and CACNA1D. Based on independent studies, there appears to be racial differences in the prevalence of somatic KCNJ5 mutations, particularly between East Asians and Europeans. Despite the high cardiovascular disease mortality of blacks, there have been no studies focusing on somatic mutations in APAs in this population. In the present study, we investigated genetic characteristics of APAs in blacks using a CYP11B2 (aldosterone synthase) immunohistochemistry-guided next-generation sequencing approach. The adrenal glands with adrenocortical adenomas from 79 black patients with primary aldosteronism were studied. Seventy-three tumors from 69 adrenal glands were confirmed to be APAs by CYP11B2 immunohistochemistry. Sixty-five of 73 APAs (89%) had somatic mutations in aldosterone-driver genes. Somatic CACNA1D mutations were the most prevalent genetic alteration (42%), followed by KCNJ5 (34%), ATP1A1 (8%), and ATP2B3 mutations (4%). CACNA1D mutations were more often observed in APAs from males than those from females (55% versus 29%, P=0.033), whereas KCNJ5 mutations were more prevalent in APAs from females compared with those from males (57% versus 13%, P<0.001). No somatic mutations in aldosterone-driver genes were identified in tumors without CYP11B2 expression. In conclusion, 89% of APAs in blacks harbor aldosterone-driving mutations, and unlike Europeans and East Asians, the most frequently mutated aldosterone-driver gene was CACNA1D. Determination of racial differences in the prevalence of aldosterone-driver gene mutations may facilitate the development of personalized medicines for patients with primary aldosteronism.


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Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/genética , Adenoma Adrenocortical/genética , Afro-Americanos , Aldosterona/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/etnologia , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Glândulas Suprarrenais/patologia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/etnologia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/metabolismo , Aldosterona/metabolismo , Análise Mutacional de DNA , DNA de Neoplasias/genética , Humanos , Incidência , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Endocr Relat Cancer ; 26(2): 217-225, 2019 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30475217

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Several somatic mutations specific to aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) have been described. A small proportion of adrenocortical carcinomas (ACCs) are associated with hyperaldosteronism, either primary aldosteronism or hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism. However, it is unknown whether they harbor mutations of the same spectrum as APAs. The objective of this study is to describe the clinical phenotype and molecular genotype of ACCs with hyperaldosteronism, particularly the analysis for common APA-associated genetic changes. Patients were identified by retrospective chart review at a specialized referral center and by positive staining for CYP11B2 of tissue microarrays. Twenty-five patients with ACC and hyperaldosteronism were initially identified by retrospective chart review, and tissue for further analysis was available on 13 tumors. Seven patients were identified by positive staining for CYP11B2 in a tissue microarray, of which two were already identified in the initial chart review. Therefore, a total number of 18 patients with a diagnosis of ACC and features of either primary aldosteronism or hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism were therefore included in the final study. Mutational status for a select list of oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and genes known to carry mutations in APAs were analyzed by next-generation sequencing. Review of clinical data suggested autonomous aldosterone production in the majority of cases, while for some cases, hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism was the more likely mechanism. The mutational landscape of ACCs associated with hyperaldosteronism was not different from ACCs with a different hormonal phenotype. None of the ACCs harbored mutations of known APA-associated genes, suggesting an alternative mechanism conferring aldosterone production.

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Hypertension ; 72(4): 874-880, 2018 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30354720

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Primary aldosteronism affects ≈5% to 10% of hypertensive patients and has unilateral and bilateral forms. Most unilateral primary aldosteronism is caused by computed tomography-detectable aldosterone-producing adenomas, which express CYP11B2 (aldosterone synthase) and frequently harbor somatic mutations in aldosterone-regulating genes. The cause of the most common bilateral form of primary aldosteronism, idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA), is believed to be diffuse hyperplasia of aldosterone-producing cells within the adrenal cortex. Herein, a multi-institution cohort of 15 IHA adrenals was examined with CYP11B2 immunohistochemistry and next-generation sequencing. CYP11B2 immunoreactivity in adrenal glomerulosa harboring non-nodular hyperplasia was only observed in 4/15 IHA adrenals suggesting that hyperplasia of CYP11B2-expressing cells may not be the major cause of IHA. However, the adrenal cortex of all IHA adrenals harbored at least 1 CYP11B2-positive aldosterone-producing cell cluster (APCC) or micro-aldosterone-producing adenomas. The number of APCCs per case (and individual APCC area) in IHA adrenals was significantly larger than in normotensive controls. Next-generation sequencing of DNA from 99 IHA APCCs demonstrated somatic mutations in genes encoding the L-type calcium voltage-gated channel subunit α 1-D ( CACNA1D, n=57; 58%) and potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily J-5 ( KCNJ5, n=1; 1%). These data suggest that IHA may result from not only hyperplasia but also the accumulation or enlargement of computed tomography-undetectable APCC harboring somatic aldosterone-driver gene mutations. The high prevalence of mutations in the CACNA1D L-type calcium channel provides a potential actionable therapeutic target that could complement mineralocorticoid blockade and inhibit aldosterone overproduction in some IHA patients.


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Aldosterona , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/genética , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/genética , Hiperaldosteronismo , Hipertensão , Zona Glomerulosa , Aldosterona/biossíntese , Aldosterona/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Hiperaldosteronismo/complicações , Hiperaldosteronismo/genética , Hiperaldosteronismo/metabolismo , Hiperplasia , Hipertensão/etiologia , Hipertensão/metabolismo , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Mutação , Zona Glomerulosa/metabolismo , Zona Glomerulosa/patologia
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Hypertension ; 72(3): 632-640, 2018 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30354756

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Aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) harbor marked intratumoral heterogeneity in terms of morphology, steroidogenesis, and genetics. However, an association of biological significance of morphologically identified tumor cell subtypes and genotypes is virtually unknown. KCNJ5 mutation is most frequently detected and generally considered a curable phenotype by adrenalectomy. Therefore, to explore the biological significance of KCNJ5 mutation in APA based on intracellular hormonal activities, 35 consecutively selected APAs (n=18; KCNJ5 mutated, n=17; wild type) were quantitatively examined in the whole tumor areas by newly developed digital image analysis incorporating their histological and ultrastructural features (14 cells from 2 KCNJ5-mutated APAs and 15 cells from 1 wild type) and CYP11B2 immunoreactivity. Results demonstrated that KCNJ5-mutated APAs had significantly lower nuclear/cytoplasm ratio and more abundant clear cells than wild type. CYP11B2 immunoreactivity was not significantly different between these genotypes, but a significant correlation was detected between the proportion of clear cells and CYP11B2 immunoreactivity in all of the APAs examined. CYP11B2 was predominantly immunolocalized in clear cells in KCNJ5-mutated APAs. Quantitative ultrastructural analysis revealed that KCNJ5-mutated APAs had significantly more abundant and smaller-sized mitochondria with well-developed cristae than wild type, whereas wild type had more abundant lipid droplets per unit area despite the small number of the cases examined. Our results did provide the novel insights into the morphological features of APA based on their biological significance. KCNJ5-mutated APAs were characterized by predominance of enlarged lipid-rich clear cells possibly resulting in increased neoplastic aldosterone biosynthesis.


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Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/genética , Adenoma Adrenocortical/genética , Aldosterona/metabolismo , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/genética , Mutação , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/ultraestrutura , Adenoma Adrenocortical/metabolismo , Adenoma Adrenocortical/ultraestrutura , Adulto , Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Gotículas Lipídicas/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitocôndrias/ultraestrutura
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J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; 103(10): 3869-3876, 2018 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30085035

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Context: Somatic mutations have been identified in more than half of aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) through mutation hotspot sequencing. The underlying pathogenesis of inappropriate aldosterone synthesis in the remaining population is still unknown. Objective: To investigate the prevalence and spectrum of somatic mutations in APAs using an aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) immunohistochemistry (IHC)‒guided next-generation sequencing (NGS) approach. Methods: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded adrenal tissue from white American patients with primary aldosteronism who underwent adrenalectomy at the University of Michigan was used. Genomic DNA was isolated from 75 APAs (identified by CYP11B2 IHC). NGS was performed to identify somatic mutations by sequencing the entire coding region of a panel of genes mutated in APAs. Results: Somatic mutations were identified in 66 of 75 APAs (88%). Of the APAs with somatic mutations, six were smaller than coexisting CYP11B2-negative adrenocortical adenomas. The most frequently mutated gene was KCNJ5 (43%), followed by CACNA1D (21%), ATP1A1 (17%), ATP2B3 (4%), and CTNNB1 (3%). In addition to identification of previously reported mutations, we identified five previously unreported mutations (two in KCNJ5, one in ATP1A1, one in ATP2B3, and one in CACNA1D genes). KCNJ5 mutations were more frequent in women (70% vs 24% in men). Conclusion: Comprehensive NGS of CYP11B2-expressing adrenal tumors identified somatic mutations in aldosterone-driving genes in 88% of APAs, a higher rate than in previous studies using conventional approaches.


Assuntos
Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/genética , Adenoma Adrenocortical/genética , Aldosterona/biossíntese , Mutação , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/cirurgia , Adrenalectomia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/metabolismo , Adenoma Adrenocortical/patologia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/cirurgia , Adulto , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/metabolismo , Feminino , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , ATPases Transportadoras de Cálcio da Membrana Plasmática/genética , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/genética
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Endocr Pathol ; 29(4): 302-309, 2018 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30155766

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In chromaffin cells, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC), dopamine ß-hydroxylase (DBH), and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT) are mainly involved in catecholamine synthesis. In this study, we evaluated the association between the status of catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes and histopathological features of pheochromocytoma and extraadrenal paraganglioma with special emphasis upon their postoperative clinical behavior. Immunohistochemical evaluation of TH, DBH, AADC, PNMT, Ki 67, and S-100 was performed in 29 pheochromocytoma and 10 extraadrenal paraganglioma and one lymph node harboring metastatic pheochromocytoma. Among these cases, metastasis was subsequently developed in three cases. Urinary normetanephrine (U-NM) levels were significantly higher in clinical metastatic cases than non-metastatic ones. Ki 67 labeling index was significantly higher in both clinical metastatic cases and the Adrenal Gland Scaled Score (PASS) score of ≧ 4 cases than PASS < 4 cases, although this score was originally used in pheochromocytoma. H-score of AADC and DBH were significantly lower in PASS ≧ 4 cases than those with < 4 cases, and in the cases associated with intratumoral necrosis (n = 4), the presence of spindle shaped tumor cells (n = 4), and large nests of cells or diffuse growth (n = 5). Lower status of intratumoral AADC could be related to poor differentiation of tumor cells in both catecholamine production and morphology and could be related to aggressive biological behavior of both pheochromocytoma and extraadrenal paraganglioma.


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Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/enzimologia , Catecolaminas/biossíntese , Paraganglioma Extrassuprarrenal/enzimologia , Feocromocitoma/enzimologia , Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/patologia , Adulto , Descarboxilases de Aminoácido-L-Aromático/análise , Descarboxilases de Aminoácido-L-Aromático/metabolismo , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Autônomo/metabolismo , Dopamina beta-Hidroxilase/análise , Dopamina beta-Hidroxilase/deficiência , Dopamina beta-Hidroxilase/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Norepinefrina/análise , Norepinefrina/deficiência , Norepinefrina/metabolismo , Paraganglioma Extrassuprarrenal/patologia , Feniletanolamina N-Metiltransferase/análise , Feniletanolamina N-Metiltransferase/metabolismo , Feocromocitoma/patologia , Tirosina 3-Mono-Oxigenase/análise , Tirosina 3-Mono-Oxigenase/metabolismo
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Endocr J ; 65(10): 991-999, 2018 Oct 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30012912

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Acromegalic arthropathy is a common complication of acromegaly and harms the quality of life of the patients even after acromegaly is in long-term remission. A recent study demonstrated by knee MRI the characteristic structural features of acromegalic arthropathy. However, the effects of treatment for acromegaly on such structural features are almost unknown. This study was undertaken to analyze the effects of transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) on acromegalic arthropathy and elucidate whether knee MRI findings are reversible or irreversible. We analyzed 22 patients with acromegaly (63.7% females, median age 58 years) by knee MRI at diagnosis. Out of these 22 patients, 16 who underwent TSS (68.9% female, median age 58 years) were also subjected to knee MRI 2 months after TSS. As for X-ray undetectable findings, MRI detected synovial thickening, bone marrow lesion, ligament injury and meniscus injury in 22.7%, 22.7%, 4.7% and 59.1% of the patients, respectively. With respect to the 16 patients who underwent TSS, clinical and structural improvements were observed respectively in 100%, 66.7% and 66.7% of the patients who showed knee joint pain, synovial thickening and bone marrow lesion before TSS. However, no patient showed structural improvement of meniscus injury after TSS. In acromegalic arthropathy, synovial thickening and bone marrow lesions are reversible while meniscus injury is irreversible. Because all those findings are associated with the exacerbation of arthropathy, they may be therapeutic targets for preventing the progression of arthropathy by endocrinological and orthopedic intervention.


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Acromegalia/cirurgia , Artropatias/diagnóstico por imagem , Articulação do Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Membrana Sinovial/diagnóstico por imagem , Acromegalia/diagnóstico por imagem , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osso Esfenoide/cirurgia
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Am J Hypertens ; 31(5): 522-531, 2018 04 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29534182

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Primary aldosteronism (PA) is now considered as one of leading causes of secondary hypertension, accounting for 5-10% of all hypertensive patients and more strikingly 20% of those with resistant hypertension. Importantly, those with the unilateral disease could be surgically cured when diagnosed appropriately. On the other hand, only a very limited portion of those suspected to have PA has been screened, diagnosed, or treated to date. With current advancement in medical technologies and genetic research, expanding knowledge of PA has been accumulated and recent achievements have also been documented in the care of those with PA. This review is aimed to have focused description on updated topics of the following; importance of PA screening both in the general and specialized settings and careful interpretation of screening data, recent achievements in hormone assays and sampling methods and their clinical relevance, and expanding knowledge on PA genetics. Improvement in workup processes and novel treatment options, as well as better understanding of the PA pathogenesis based on genetic research, might be expected to result in increased cure and better care of the patients.


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Hiperaldosteronismo/terapia , Humanos , Hiperaldosteronismo/diagnóstico , Hiperaldosteronismo/etiologia , Hiperaldosteronismo/genética
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Front Neurosci ; 12: 951, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30631263

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Inhibition of action is involved in stopping a movement, as well as terminating unnecessary movement during performance of a behavior. The inhibition of single actions, known as response inhibition (Inhibition of the urge to respond before or after actions) has been widely investigated using the go/no-go task and stop signal task. However, few studies focused on phase and volition-related inhibition after an action has been initiated. Here, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural correlates of planning and execution underlying the voluntary inhibition of ongoing action. We collected fMRI data while participants performed a continuous finger-tapping task involving voluntary and involuntary (externally directed) inhibition, and during the initiation of movement. The results revealed areas of significantly greater activation during the preparation of inhibition of an ongoing action during voluntary inhibition, compared with involuntary inhibition, in the supplementary (SMA) and pre-supplementary motor areas, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), inferior parietal lobe, bilateral globus pallidus/putamen, bilateral insula and premotor cortex. Focusing on the period of execution of inhibition of ongoing actions, an event-related fMRI analysis revealed significant activation in the SMA, middle cingulate cortex, bilateral insula, right IFG and inferior parietal cortex. Additional comparative analyses suggested that brain activation while participants were planning to inhibit an ongoing action was similar to that during planning to start an action, indicating that the same neural substrates of motor planning may be recruited even when an action is ongoing. The present finding that brain activation associated with inhibiting ongoing actions was compatible with that seen in response inhibition (urge to stop before/after actions) suggests that common inhibitory mechanisms for motor movement are involved in both actual and planned motor action, which makes our behavior keep going seamlessly.

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Front Neurosci ; 12: 1024, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30686988

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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00951.].

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Horm Metab Res ; 49(12): 951-956, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29202494

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Primary aldosteronism (PA) significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular complications, and early diagnosis and targeted treatment based on its pathophysiology is warranted. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revealed recurrent somatic mutations in aldosterone-driving genes in aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). By applying CYP11B2 (aldosterone synthase) immunohistochemistry and NGS to adrenal glands from normal subjects and PA patients, we and others have shown that CYP11B2-positive cells make small clusters, termed aldosterone-producing cell clusters (APCC), beneath the adrenal capsule, and that APCC harbor somatic mutations in genes mutated in APA. We have shown that APCC are increased in CT-negative PA adrenals, while others showed potential progression from APCC to micro APA through mutations. These results suggest that APCC are a key factor for understanding the origin of PA, and further investigation on the relation between APCC and PA is highly needed.


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Adenoma/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Glândulas Suprarrenais/citologia , Glândulas Suprarrenais/metabolismo , Aldosterona/metabolismo , Hiperaldosteronismo/metabolismo , Adenoma/patologia , Córtex Suprarrenal/citologia , Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Humanos , Hiperaldosteronismo/patologia , Hiperplasia/metabolismo
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J Endocr Soc ; 1(7): 787-799, 2017 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29264530

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Context: Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) immunohistochemistry and next-generation sequencing (NGS) have revealed the frequent presence of aldosterone-producing cell clusters (APCCs) harboring somatic mutations in aldosterone-regulating genes in adrenals from Americans without defined hypertension status. Objective: Determine the frequency and somatic mutation status of APCCs in a Japanese nonhypertensive cohort. Design Setting Patients and Interventions: Adrenals from 837 consecutive autopsies at a Japanese institution, Tohoku University Hospital, were screened to select 107 unilateral adrenal glands from nonhypertensive patients. APCC score (APCC number/adrenal cortex area per case) was assessed by CYP11B2 immunohistochemistry. DNA from all APCCs and adjacent adrenal cortex was subjected to NGS using two panels targeting aldosterone-regulating genes. Primary Outcome Measure: APCC frequency and somatic mutation spectrum. Results: In 107 adrenals, 61 APCCs were detected (average of 0.6 APCCs per gland). APCC score was positively correlated with age (r = 0.50, P < 0.0001). NGS demonstrated high confidence somatic mutations in 21 of 61 APCCs (34%). Notably, 16 of 21 APCCs (76%) harbored somatic mutations in CACNA1D, the most frequently mutated gene in our previous studies of APCCs in Americans and CYP11B2-positive micronodules in cross-sectional imaging (computed tomography) negative primary aldosteronism (PA), whereas no APCCs harbored mutations in KCNJ5, the most frequently mutated gene in aldosterone-producing adenoma. APCC score was significantly lower than our previous cohort of unilateral computed tomography-negative PA. Conclusions: APCCs are frequent in nonhypertensive Japanese adrenals, accumulate with age, and frequently harbor somatic mutations (most commonly in CACNA1D). The role of APCCs in PA pathobiology and non-PA hypertension warrants further investigation.

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J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; 102(4): 1182-1192, 2017 04 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28388725

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Context: Approximately half of patients with primary aldosteronism (PA) have clinically evident disease according to clinical (hypertension) and/or laboratory (aldosterone and renin levels) findings but do not have nodules detectable in routine cross-sectional imaging. However, the detailed histopathologic, steroidogenic, and pathobiological features of cross-sectional image-negative PA are controversial. Objective: To examine histopathology, steroidogenic enzyme expression, and aldosterone-driver gene somatic mutation status in cross-sectional image-negative hyperaldosteronism. Methods: Twenty-five cross-sectional image-negative cases were retrospectively reviewed. In situ adrenal aldosterone production capacity was determined using immunohistochemistry (IHC) of steroidogenic enzymes. Aldosterone-driver gene somatic mutation status (ATP1A1, ATP2B3, CACNA1D, and KCNJ5) was determined in the CYP11B2 immunopositive areas [n = 35; micronodule, n = 32; zona glomerulosa (ZG), n = 3] using next-generation sequencing after macrodissection. Results: Cases were classified as multiple adrenocortical micronodules (MN; n = 13) or diffuse hyperplasia (DH) of ZG (n = 12) based upon histopathological evaluation and CYP11B2 IHC. Aldosterone-driver gene somatic mutations were detected in 21 of 26 (81%) of CYP11B2-positive cortical micronodules in MN; 17 (65%) mutations were in CACNA1D, 2 (8%) in KCNJ5, and 1 each (4% each) in ATP1A1 and ATP2B. One of 6 (17%) of nodules in DH harbored somatic aldosterone-driver gene mutations (CACNA1D); however, no mutations were detected in CYP11B2-positive nonnodular DH areas. Conclusion: Morphologic evaluation and CYP11B2 IHC enabled the classification of cross-sectional image-negative hyperaldosteronism into MN and DH. Somatic mutations driving aldosterone overproduction are common in micronodules of MN, suggesting a histological entity possibly related to aldosterone-producing cell cluster development.


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Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Aldosterona/biossíntese , Hiperaldosteronismo/patologia , Mutação , Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/genética , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/metabolismo , Feminino , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/genética , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/metabolismo , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Hiperaldosteronismo/genética , Hiperaldosteronismo/metabolismo , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , ATPases Transportadoras de Cálcio da Membrana Plasmática/genética , ATPases Transportadoras de Cálcio da Membrana Plasmática/metabolismo , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/genética , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/metabolismo
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J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; 102(6): 1792-1796, 2017 06 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28368480

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Context: Whether primary aldosteronism (PA) is the consequence of a monoclonal or multiclonal process is unclear. Case Description: A 48-year-old man with severe bilateral PA refractory to medical therapy underwent unilateral adrenalectomy of the dominant adrenal. Although computed tomography showed three left-sided cortical nodules, postsurgical histopathology and genetic analysis revealed five different adrenocortical adenomas. Two zona fasciculata (ZF)-like aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) each harbored distinct known somatic KCNJ5 mutations (L168R and T158A). A zona glomerulosa-like APA harbored a known CACNA1D G403R somatic mutation, whereas a zona reticularis-like adenoma, which was grossly black in pigmentation with histologic characteristics more associated with cortisol-producing adenomas, expressed CYP11B2, CYP17, and DHEA-ST by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and harbored no known somatic mutations. The fifth adenoma was ZF-type, negative for CYP11B2 and CYP17 IHC, and harbored no known somatic mutations. Conclusions: This case highlights complex intertumor heterogeneity in histology, steroidogenesis, and somatic mutations in multiple adrenocortical adenomas arising in a single patient with PA. These findings suggest that the syndrome of PA can involve heterogeneous and multiclonal functional adrenal adenomas.


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Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/genética , Adenoma Adrenocortical/genética , Hiperaldosteronismo/genética , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/genética , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/cirurgia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/metabolismo , Adenoma Adrenocortical/patologia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/cirurgia , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/metabolismo , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/genética , Humanos , Hiperaldosteronismo/metabolismo , Hiperaldosteronismo/patologia , Hiperaldosteronismo/cirurgia , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/patologia , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/cirurgia , Esteroide 17-alfa-Hidroxilase/metabolismo , Sulfotransferases/metabolismo , Zona Fasciculada/patologia , Zona Glomerulosa/patologia , Zona Reticular/patologia
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Am J Surg Pathol ; 40(11): 1457-1472, 2016 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27635946

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An emerging group of high-grade renal cell carcinomas (RCCs), particularly carcinomas arising in the hereditary leiomyomatosis renal cell carcinoma syndrome (HLRCC), show fumarate hydratase (FH) gene mutation and loss of function. On the basis of similar cytomorphology and clinicopathologic features between these tumors and cases described as tubulocystic carcinomas with poorly differentiated foci (TC-PD) of infiltrative adenocarcinoma, we hypothesized a relationship between these entities. First, 29 RCCs with morphology of TC-PD were identified retrospectively and assessed for FH expression and aberrant succination (2SC) by immunohistochemistry (IHC), with targeted next-generation sequencing of 409 genes-including FH-performed on a subset. The 29 TC-PD RCCs included 21 males and 8 females, aged 16 to 86 years (median, 46), with tumors measuring 3 to 21 cm (median, 9) arising in the right (n=16) and left (n=13) kidneys. Family history or stigmata of HLRCC were identifiable only retrospectively in 3 (12%). These tumors were aggressive, with 79% showing perinephric extension, nodal involvement in 41%, and metastasis in 86%. Of these, 16 (55%) demonstrated loss of FH by IHC (14/14 with positive 2SC). In contrast, 5 (17%) showed a wild-type immunoprofile of FH+/2SC-. An intriguing group of 8 (28%) showed variable FH± positivity, but with strong/diffuse 2SC+. Next-generation sequencing revealed 8 cases with FH mutations, including 5 FH-/2SC+ and 3 FH±/2SC+ cases, but none in FH+/2SC- cases. Secondly, we retrospectively reviewed the morphology of 2 well-characterized cohorts of RCCs with FH-deficiency determined by IHC or sequencing (n=23 and n=9), unselected for TC-PD pattern, identifying the TC-PD morphology in 10 (31%). We conclude that RCCs with TC-PD morphology are enriched for FH deficiency, and we recommend additional workup, including referral to genetic counseling, for prospective cases. In addition, based on these and other observations, we propose the term "FH-deficient RCC" as a provisional term for tumors with a combination of suggestive morphology and immunophenotype but where genetic confirmation is unavailable upon diagnosis. This term will serve as a provisional nomenclature that will enable triage of individual cases for genetic counseling and testing, while designating these cases for prospective studies of their relationship to HLRCC.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Fumarato Hidratase/deficiência , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma de Células Renais/enzimologia , Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Feminino , Fumarato Hidratase/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Neoplasias Renais/enzimologia , Neoplasias Renais/genética , Leiomiomatose/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Multiplex , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Neoplasias Uterinas/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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Eur J Endocrinol ; 175(2): K1-6, 2016 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27165862

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OBJECTIVE: Co-secretion of cortisol and aldosterone can be observed in adrenal adenomas. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular characteristics of a co-existing aldosterone- and a cortisol-producing adenoma (CPA) in the same patient. DESIGN AND METHODS: Two different adenomas within the same adrenal gland from a 49-year-old female patient with primary aldosteronism (PA) and Cushing's syndrome (CS) were studied. Multiple formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor blocks were used for the analysis. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed using a specific antibody against aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2). DNA and RNA were isolated separately from CYP11B2-positive and -negative tumor regions based on CYP11B2 IHC results. RESULTS: CYP11B2 IHC clearly demonstrated that three pieces from one adenoma were positive for CYP11B2 and the remaining three from the other adenoma were negative for CYP11B2. In quantitative real-time RT-PCR, CYP11B2 mRNA was upregulated in CYP11B2-positive tumor specimens (219-fold vs CYP11B2-negative tumor specimens). Targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) detected novel KCNJ5 gene mutations (p.T148I/T149S, present in the same reads) and a PRKACA gene hotspot mutation (p.L206R) in the CYP11B2-positive and -negative tumors, respectively. Sanger sequencing of DNA from each tumor specimen (CYP11B2-positive tumor, n=3; CYP11B2-negative tumor, n=3) showed concordant results with targeted NGS. CONCLUSION: Our findings illustrate the co-existence of two different adrenocortical adenomas causing the concurrent diagnosis of PA and CS in the same patient. Molecular analysis was able to demonstrate that the two diseases resulted from independent somatic mutations seen in double adrenocortical adenomas.


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Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/genética , Adenoma Adrenocortical/genética , Subunidades Catalíticas da Proteína Quinase Dependente de AMP Cíclico/genética , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização Acoplados a Proteínas G/genética , Mutação , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/genética , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/sangue , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Neoplasias do Córtex Suprarrenal/cirurgia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/sangue , Adenoma Adrenocortical/patologia , Adenoma Adrenocortical/cirurgia , Aldosterona/sangue , Síndrome de Cushing/sangue , Síndrome de Cushing/genética , Síndrome de Cushing/patologia , Síndrome de Cushing/cirurgia , Feminino , Humanos , Hidrocortisona/sangue , Hiperaldosteronismo/sangue , Hiperaldosteronismo/genética , Hiperaldosteronismo/patologia , Hiperaldosteronismo/cirurgia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/sangue , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/patologia , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/cirurgia , Resultado do Tratamento
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