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American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446462/sodium-storage-in-human-tissues-is-mediated-by-glycosaminoglycan-expression
#1
Michael Fischereder, Bernhard Michalke, Elisa Schmoeckel, Antje Habicht, Raphael Kunisch, Ivana Pavelic, Bermadett Szabados, Ulf Schönermarck, Peter Nelson, Manfred Stangl
The current paradigm regarding sodium handling in animals and humans postulates that total body sodium is regulated predominately via regulation of extracellular volume. Active sodium storage independent of volume retention is thought to be negligible. However, studies in animals, hypertensive patients and healthy humans suggest non-osmotic storage of sodium in skin. We hypothesized that tissue sodium concentrations ([Na]T) found in humans vary and reflect regulation due to variable glycosaminoglycan content due to variable expression of XYLT-1...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446461/developmental-changes-of-contractile-responses-to-cholinergic-stimuli-role-of-calcium-sensitization-and-related-pathways
#2
Young Jae Im, Jung Keun Lee, Sun Hee Lee, Seung-June Oh, Kwanjin Park
This study was carried out to analyze the developmental changes of bladder response to cholinergic stimulation in detail, highlighting calcium sensitization (CS) and its related pathways. Rats were divided into three groups in accordance with reported time of developmental milestones (newborn: day 1-4, youngster: day 5-14 and grown-up: day 15-21). Following cholinergic stimulation (carbachol 5 uM) the contractile response to detrusor were analyzed with respect to three phases (initial phasic, tonic and superimposed phasic contractions)...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446460/inhibition-of-cholinergic-neurotransmission-by-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptors-depends-on-adenosine-release-and-a1-receptors-activation-in-human-and-rat-urinary-bladders
#3
Isabel Silva, Ana Filipa Costa, Sílvia Moreira, Fátima Ferreirinha, Maria Teresa Magalhães-Cardoso, Isabel Calejo, Miguel Silva-Ramos, Paulo Correia-de-Sá
The direct detrusor relaxant effect of β3-adrenoceptor agonists as a primary mechanism to improve overactive bladder symptoms has been questioned. Among other targets, activation of β3-adrenoceptors down-modulate nerve-evoked acetylcholine (ACh) release, but there is insufficient evidence for the presence of these receptors on bladder cholinergic nerve terminals. Our hypothesis is that adenosine formed from the catabolism of cyclic AMP in the detrusor may act as a retrograde messenger via prejunctional A1 receptors to explain inhibition of cholinergic activity by β3-adrenoceptors...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446459/distinct-roles-of-arginases-1-and-2-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#4
Sidney M Morris, Hanning You, Ting Gao, Jean Vacher, Timothy K Cooper, Alaa S Awad
Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease, resulting in a significant health care burden and loss of economic productivity by affected individuals. As current therapies for progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) are only moderately successful, identification of underlying mechanisms of disease is essential in order to develop more effective therapies. We showed previously that inhibition of arginase using S-(2-boronoethyl)-L-cysteine (BEC) or genetic deficiency of the arginase-2 isozyme was protective against key features of nephropathy in diabetic mouse models...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446458/caspase-11-promotes-cisplatin-induced-renal-tubular-apoptosis-through-a-caspase-3-dependent-pathway
#5
Naijun Miao, Bao Wang, Dan Xu, Yanzhe Wang, Xinxin Gan, Li Zhou, Hong Xue, Wei Zhang, Xiaoxia Wang, Limin Lu
Renal tubular injury is the hallmark of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Caspase-11, a member of the caspase family, plays an important role in inflammation and cell death. However, its role in cisplatin-induced renal tubular injury remain unclear. We observed that caspase-11 expression was significantly elevated and the expression of caspase-11 mainly located in renal tubule in cisplatin-treated mice. Inhibition of caspase-11 by siRNA or wedelolactone (Wed) attenuated cisplatin-induced renal dysfunction and tubular injury...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424213/magnesium-improves-cisplatin-mediated-tumor-killing-while-protecting-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
#6
Gopal Kumar, Malvika H Solanki, Xiangying Xue, Rachel Mintz, Swati Madankumar, Proydot K Chatterjee, Christine N Metz
Approximately 30% of all cancer patients treated with cisplatin, a widely used, broad-spectrum chemotherapeutic agent, experience acute kidney injury (AKI). Almost all patients receiving cisplatin have magnesium (Mg) losses, which are proposed to aggravate AKI. Currently, there are no methods to successfully treat or prevent cisplatin-AKI. While Mg supplementation has been shown to reduce AKI in experimental models and several small clinical trials, the effects of Mg status on tumor outcomes in immunocompetent tumor-bearing mice and humans have not been investigated...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424212/pdgf-receptor-%C3%AE-uses-akt-mtorc1-signaling-node-to-promote-high-glucose-induced-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-collagen-i-%C3%AE-2-expression
#7
Falguni Das, Nandini Ghosh-Choudhury, Balachandar Venkatesan, Balakuntalam S Kasinath, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury
Increased expression of PDGF receptor-β (PDGFRβ) has been shown in the diabetic renal proximal tubules. The core molecular network used by high glucose to induce proximal tubular epithelial cell collagen I (α2) expression is poorly understood. We hypothesized that activation of PDGFRβ by high glucose increases collagen I (α2) production via Akt/mTORC1 signaling pathway in proximal tubular epithelial cells. Using biochemical and molecular biological techniques, we investigated this hypothesis. We show that high glucose increases activating phosphorylation of the PDGFRβ, resulting in the phosphorylation of the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424211/connecting-tubule-glomerular-feedback-mediates-tubuloglomerular-feedback-resetting-post-unilateral-nephrectomy
#8
Sumit R Monu, Yilin Ren, J X Masjoan Juncos, Kristopher Kutskill, Hong Wang, Nitin Kumar, Edward L Peterson, Oscar A Carretero
Unilaterally nephrectomized rats (UNx) have higher glomerular capillary pressure (PGC) that can cause significant glomerular injury in the remnant kidney. PGC is controlled by the ratio of afferent (Af-Art) and efferent arteriole resistance. Af-Art resistance in turn is regulated by two intrinsic feedback mechanisms: 1) Tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) that causes Af-Art constriction in response to increased NaCl in the macula densa and 2) connecting tubule glomerular feedback (CTGF) that causes Af-Art dilatation in response to an increase in NaCl transport in the connecting tubule via the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424210/ucp2-attenuates-apoptosis-of-tubular-epithelial-cells-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#9
Yang Zhou, Ting Cai, Jing Xu, Lei Jiang, Jining Wu, Qi Sun, Ke Zen, Junwei Yang
Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) plays critical roles in energy metabolism and cell survival. Previous investigations showed that UCP2 regulated the production of extracellular matrix and renal fibrosis. However, little is known about UCP2 in acute kidney injury. Here, we used UCP2 knockout mice to investigate the role of UCP2 in AKI model generated by renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The UCP2 global knockout mice were born and growth normal without kidney histological abnormality or renal dysfunctions. As compared with littermates, deletion of UCP2 exacerbated I/R-induced AKI while increase of UCP2 by conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) attenuated I/R injury...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424209/the-sulfilimine-cross-link-of-collagen-iv-contributes-to-kidney-tubular-basement-membrane-stiffness
#10
Gautam Bhave, Selene Colon, Nicholas Ferrell
Basement membranes (BMs) are a specialized form of extracellular matrix (ECM) which underlie nearly all cell layers and provide structural support for tissues and interact with cell surface receptors to determine cell behavior. Both macromolecular composition and stiffness of BM influence cell-BM interactions. Collagen IV is major constituent of BM that forms an extensively cross-linked oligomeric network. Its deficiency leads to BM mechanical instability as observed with glomerular basement membrane (GBM) in Alport Syndrome...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424208/architecture-of-the-rat-nephron-arterial-network-analysis-with-micro-computed-tomography
#11
Donald J Marsh, Dmitry D Postnov, Douglas Rowland, Anthony S Wexler, Olga V Sosnovtseva, Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou
Among solid organs the kidney's vascular network stands out because each nephron has 2 distinct capillary structures in series, and because tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF), one of the mechanisms responsible for blood flow autoregulation, is specific to renal tubules. TGF and the myogenic mechanism, acting jointly, autoregulate single nephron blood flow. Each generates a self-sustained periodic oscillation and an oscillating electrical signal that propagates upstream along arterioles. Similar electrical signals from other nephrons interact, allowing nephron synchronization...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424207/a-distributed-solute-model-an-extended-two-pore-model-with-application-to-the-glomerular-sieving-of-ficoll
#12
Carl M Öberg, Joseph J Groszek, Shuvo Roy, William H Fissell, Bengt Rippe
One of the many unresolved questions regarding the permeability of the glomerular filtration barrier is the reason behind the marked difference in permeability between albumin and polysaccharide probe molecules such as Ficoll and dextran of the same molecular size. Although the differences in permeability have been mainly attributed to charge effects, we have previously shown that this would require a highly charged filtration barrier, having a charge density that is ~10 times more than that on the albumin molecule...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404593/physiopathological-implications-of-p2x1-and-p2x7-receptors-in-regulation-of-glomerular-hemodynamics-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension
#13
Martha Franco, Rocio Bautista-Pérez, Agustina Cano-Martínez, Ursino Pacheco, José Santamaría, Leonardo Del Valle-Mondragón, Oscar Pérez-Méndez, L Gabriel Navar
Deleterious effects of purinergic P2X1 and P2X7 receptors (P2XR) in angiotensin II (AngII)-dependent hypertension include increased renal vascular resistance, and impaired autoregulation and pressure natriuresis. However, their specific effects on the determinants of glomerular hemodynamics remain incompletely delineated. To investigate the P2XR contributions to altered glomerular hemodynamics in hypertension, the effects of acute blockade of P2X1R, P2X7R and P2X4R with NF449, A438079 and PSB12054 respectively, were evaluated in AngII-infused rats (435 ng/kg/min)...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404592/accounting-for-oxygen-in-the-renal-cortex-a-computational-study-of-factors-that-predispose-the-cortex-to-hypoxia
#14
Chang-Joon Lee, Bruce S Gardiner, Jennifer P Ngo, Saptarshi Kar, Roger G Evans, David W Smith
We develop a pseudo-3D model of oxygen transport for the renal cortex of the rat, incorporating both the axial and radial geometry of the pre-glomerular circulation and quantitative information regarding the surface areas and transport from the vasculature and renal corpuscles. The computational model was validated by simulating four sets of published experimental studies of renal oxygenation in rats. Under the control conditions, the predicted cortical tissue oxygen tension (PtO2) or microvascular oxygen tension (µPO2) were within ± 1 standard error of the mean value (SEM) observed experimentally...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404591/intravital-imaging-of-the-kidney-in-a-rat-model-of-salt-sensitive-hypertension
#15
Bradley T Endres, Ruben M Sandoval, George J Rhodes, Silvia B Campos-Bilderback, Malgorzata M Kamocka, Christopher McDermott-Roe, Alexander Staruschenko, Bruce A Molitoris, Aron M Geurts, Oleg Palygin
Hypertension is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, and a major risk factor for renal failure and cardiovascular disease. The role of albuminuria, a common feature of hypertension and robust predictor of cardiorenal disorders, remains incompletely understood. The goal of this study was to investigate the mechanisms leading to albuminuria in the kidney of a rat model of hypertension, the Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat. To determine the relative contributions of the glomerulus and proximal tubule (PT) to albuminuria, we applied intravital two-photon-based imaging to investigate the complex renal physiological changes that occur during salt-induced hypertension...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404590/inflammatory-cytokines-regulate-renal-sodium-transporters-how-where-and-why
#16
Allison E Norlander, Meena S Madhur
Hypertension is growing in epidemic proportions worldwide and is now the leading preventable cause of premature death. For over a century, we have known that the kidney plays a critical role in blood pressure regulation. Specifically, abnormalities in renal sodium transport appear to be a final common pathway that gives rise to elevated blood pressure regardless of the nature of the initial hypertensive stimulus. However, it is only in the past decade that we have come to realize that inflammatory cytokines secreted by innate and adaptive immune cells, as well as renal epithelial cells, can modulate the expression and activity of sodium transporters all along the nephron, leading to alterations in pressure natriuresis, sodium and water balance, and ultimately hypertension...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404589/autophagy-is-activated-to-protect-against-podocyte-injury-in-adriamycin-induced-nephropathy
#17
Mixuan Yi, Lei Zhang, Yu Liu, Man J Livingston, Jian-Kang Chen, N Stanley Nahman, Fuyou Liu, Zheng Dong
Podocytes are highly differentiated epithelial cells wrapping glomerular capillary to form the filtration barrier in kidneys. As such, podocyte injury or dysfunction is a critical pathogenic event in glomerular disease. Autophagy plays an important role in the maintenance of the homeostasis and function of podocytes. However, it is less clear whether and how autophagy contributes to podocyte injury in glomerular disease. Here, we have examined the role of autophagy in adriamycin-induced nephropathy, a classical model of glomerular disease...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404588/adaptive-functional-change-of-the-contralateral-kidney-after-partial-nephrectomy
#18
Se Young Choi, Sangjun Yoo, Dalsan You, In Gab Jeong, Cheryn Song, Bumsik Hong, Jun Hyuk Hong, Hanjong Ahn, Choung-Soo Kim
Partial nephrectomy aims to maintain renal function by nephron sparing; however, functional changes in the contralateral kidney remain unknown. We evaluate the functional change in the contralateral kidney using a diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid (DTPA) renal scan and determine factors predicting contralateral kidney function after partial nephrectomy. A total of 699 patients underwent partial nephrectomy, with a DTPA scan before and after surgery to assess the separate function of each kidney. Patients were divided into three groups according to initial contralateral glomerular filtration rate (GFR; group 1: <30 ml/min/1...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381464/a-pseudo-three-dimensional-model-for-quantification-of-oxygen-diffusion-from-pre-glomerular-arteries-to-renal-tissue-and-renal-venous-blood
#19
Chang-Joon Lee, Jennifer P Ngo, Saptarshi Kar, Bruce S Gardiner, Roger G Evans, David W Smith
To assess the physiological significance of arterial-to-venous (AV) oxygen shunting, we generated a new pseudo-three-dimensional computational model of oxygen diffusion from intrarenal arteries to cortical tissue and veins. The model combines the eleven branching levels (known as 'Strahler' orders) of the pre-glomerular renal vasculature in the rat, with an analysis of an extensive dataset obtained using light microscopy to estimate oxygen mass transfer coefficients for each Strahler order. Further, the AV shunting model is now set within a global oxygen transport model that includes transport from arteries, glomeruli, peritubular capillaries and veins to tissue...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381463/chronic-kidney-disease-induces-autophagy-leading-to-dysfunction-of-mitochondria-in-skeletal-muscle
#20
Zhen Su, Janet D Klein, Jie DU, Harold A Franch, Liping Zhang, Faten Hassounah, Matthew B Hudson, Xiaonan H Wang
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes loss of lean body mass by multiple mechanisms. This study examines whether autophagy-mediated proteolysis contributes to CKD-induced muscle wasting. We tested autophagy in the muscle of CKD mice with plantaris muscle overloading to mimic resistance exercise or with acupuncture plus low frequency electrical stimulation (Acu/LFES) treatment. In CKD muscle, Bnip3, Beclin-1, LC3II mRNAs and proteins were increased compared with control muscle, indicating autophagosome-lysosome formation induction...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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