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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331066/ketamine-induced-bladder-fibrosis-involves-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-mediated-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1
#1
Junpeng Wang, Yang Chen, Di Gu, Guihao Zhang, Jiawei Chen, Jie Zhao, Peng Wu
Bladder wall fibrosis is a major complication of ketamine-induced cystitis (KC), but the underlying pathogenesis is poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the mechanism of ketamine-induced fibrosis in association with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) mediated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly distributed into four groups, which received saline, ketamine, ketamine combined with a TGF-β receptor (TβR) inhibitor (SB505124) for 16 weeks, or 12 weeks of ketamine and 4 weeks of abstinence...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331065/urothelial-proliferation-and-regeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury
#2
F Aura Kullmann, Dennis R Clayton, Wily G Ruiz, Amanda Wolf-Johnson, Christian Gauthier, Anthony J Kanai, Lori A Birder, Gerard Apodaca
The basal, intermediate, and superficial cell layers of the urothelium undergo rapid and complete recovery following acute injury; however, the effects of chronic injury on urothelial regeneration have not been well defined. To address this discrepancy, we employed a mouse model to explore urothelial changes in response to spinal cord injury (SCI), a condition characterized by life-long bladder dysfunction. One-day post SCI there was a focal loss of umbrella cells, which are large cells that populate the superficial cell layer and normally express uroplakins (UPKs) and KRT20, but not KRT5, KRT14, or TP63...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331064/maternal-separation-diminishes-alpha-adrenergic-receptors-density-and-function-in-renal-vasculature-from-male-wistar-kyoto-rats
#3
Analia S Loria, Jeffrey L Osborn
Adult rats exposed to maternal separation (MatSep) are normotensive but display lower glomerular filtration rate and increased renal neuroadrenergic drive. The aim of this study was to determine the renal alpha-adrenergic receptor density and the renal vascular responsiveness to adrenergic stimulation in male rats exposed to MatSep. In addition, baroreflex sensitivity was assessed to determine a component of neural control of the vasculature. Using tissue collected from 4-month-old MatSep and control rats, alpha 1-adrenergic receptors (α1-ARs) were measured in renal cortex and isolated renal vasculature using receptor binding assay, and the α-AR subtype gene expression was determined by RT-PCR...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331063/microrna-148b-regulates-megalin-expression-and-is-associated-with-receptor-downregulation-in-mice-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#4
Lu Wen, Pia K Andersen, Dina Mu Husum, Rikke Norregaard, Zhanzheng Zhao, Zhangsuo Liu, Henrik Birn
Megalin is a multiligand, endocytic receptor important for the normal, proximal tubule reabsorption of filtered proteins, hormones, enzymes, essential nutrients, and nephrotoxins. Megalin dysfunction has been associated with acute as well as chronic kidney diseases. Tubular proteinuria has been observed following unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) suggesting megalin dysfunction; however, the pathophysiological mechanism has not been resolved. In order to identify potential regulators of megalin expression, we examined renal microRNAs (miRNAs) expression and observed an upregulation of microRNA-148b (miR-148b) in obstructed mouse kidneys 7 days after UUO which was associated with a significant reduction in proximal tubule megalin expression and accumulation of megalin ligands...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331062/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-activation-improves-renal-oxygenation-and-mitochondrial-function-in-early-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
Joanna L Thomas, Hai Pham, Ying Li, Elanore Hall, Guy A Perkins, Sameh S Ali, Hemal H Patel, Prabhleen Singh
Pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is driven by alterations in surviving nephrons to sustain renal function with ongoing nephron loss. Oxygen supply-demand mismatch, due to hemodynamic adaptations, with resultant hypoxia, plays an important role in the pathophysiology in early CKD. We sought to investigate the underlying mechanisms of this mismatch. We utilized the subtotal nephrectomy (STN) model of CKD to investigate the alterations in renal oxygenation linked to sodium (Na) transport and mitochondrial function in the surviving nephrons...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331061/an-intracellular-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-isoform-induces-tubular-regulated-necrosis-implications-for-acute-kidney-injury
#6
Carla S Ceron, Celine Baligand, Sunil K Joshi, Shaynah Wanga, Patrick M Cowley, Joy P Walker, Sang Heon Song, Rajeev Mahimkar, Anthony J Baker, Robert L Raffai, Zhen J Wang, David H Lovett
Acute kidney injury (AKI) causes severe morbidity, mortality, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Mortality is particularly marked in the elderly and with pre-existing CKD. Oxidative stress is a common theme in models of AKI induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. We recently characterized an intracellular isoform of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) induced by oxidative stress-mediated activation of an alternate promoter in the first intron of the MMP-2 gene. This generates an N-terminal truncated MMP-2 isoform (NTT-MMP-2) that is intracellular and associated with mitochondria...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331060/proximal-tubule-glutamine-synthetase-expression-is-necessary-for-the-normal-response-to-dietary-protein-restriction
#7
Hyun-Wook Lee, Gunars Osis, Mary E Handlogten, Jill W Verlander, I David Weiner
Dietary protein restriction has multiple benefits in kidney disease. Because protein intake is a major determinant of endogenous acid production, it is important that net acid excretion change in parallel during changes in dietary protein intake. Dietary protein restriction decreases endogenous acid production and ¬decreases urinary ammonia excretion, a major component of net acid excretion. Glutamine synthetase (GS) catalyzes the reaction of NH4+ and glutamate, which regenerates the essential amino acid glutamine and decreases net ammonia generation...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331059/adaptive-changes-in-gfr-tubular-morphology-and-transport-in-subtotal-nephrectomized-kidneys-modeling-and-analysis
#8
Anita T Layton, Aurélie Edwards, Volker Vallon
Removal of renal mass stimulates anatomical and functional adaptations in the surviving nephrons, including elevation in single-nephron glomerular filtration rate (SNGFR) and tubular hypertrophy. A goal of this study is to assess the extent to which the concomitant increases in filtered load and tubular transport capacity preserve homeostasis of water and salt. To accomplish that goal, we developed computational models to simulate solute transport and metabolism along nephron populations in a uninephrectomized (UNX) rat and a 5/6-nephrectomized (5/6-NX) rat...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298362/negative-regulation-of-smad1-pathway-and-collagen-iv-expression-by-store-operated-ca2-entry-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
#9
Peiwen Wu, Yuezhong Ren, Yuhong Ma, Yanxia Wang, Hui Jiang, Sarika Chaudhari, Mark E Davis, Jonathan E Zuckerman, Rong Ma
Collagen IV (Col IV) is a major component of expanded glomerular extracellular matrix in diabetic nephropathy and Smad1 is a key molecule regulating Col IV expression in mesangial cells (MCs). The present study was conducted to determine if Smad1 pathway and Col IV protein abundance were regulated by store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE). In cultured human MCs, pharmacological inhibition of SOCE significantly increased the total amount of Smad1 protein. Activation of SOCE blunted high glucose-increased Smad1 protein content...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298361/intrarenal-signaling-mediated-by-cck-plays-a-role-in-salt-intake-induced-natriuresis
#10
Hiromi Takahashi-Iwanaga, Shunsuke Kimura, Kohtarou Konno, Masahiko Watanabe, Toshihiko Iwanaga
The natriuretic hormone CCK exhibits its gene transcripts in total kidney extracts. To test the possibility of CCK acting as an intrarenal mediator of sodium excretion, we examined mouse kidneys by: (i) an in situ hybridization technique for CCK mRNA in animals fed a normal or a high-sodium diet; (ii) immuno-electron microscopy for the CCK peptide, (iii) an in situ hybridization method and immunohistochemistry for the CCK-specific receptor CCKAR; (iv) confocal image analysis of receptor-mediated Ca2+ responses in isolated renal tubules; and (v) metabolic cage experiments for the measurement of urinary sodium excretion in high salt-fed mice either treated or untreated with the CCKAR antagonist lorglumide...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298360/stimulation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-by-metabolic-acidosis-requires-osteoblastic-intracellular-calcium-signaling-and-prostaglandin-synthesis
#11
Nancy S Krieger, David A Bushinsky
Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) increases progressively in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with increased mortality. FGF23 is synthesized in osteoblasts and osteocytes; however, the factors regulating its production are not clear. Patients with CKD have decreased renal acid excretion leading to metabolic acidosis (MET). During MET, acid is buffered by bone with release of mineral calcium (Ca) and phosphate (P). MET increases intracellular Ca signaling and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2)-induced prostaglandin production in the osteoblast leading to decreased bone formation and increased bone resorption...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298359/2017-young-investigator-award-of-the-american-physiological-society-renal-section
#12
James D Stockand
2017 Young Investigator Award of the American Physiological Society Renal Section.
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298358/identification-of-%C3%AE-catenin-interacting-proteins-in-nuclear-fractions-of-native-rat-collecting-duct-cells
#13
Jacqueline R Hwang, Chung-Lin Chou, Barbara Medvar, Mark A Knepper, Hyun Jun Jung
The gene encoding the aquaporin-2 water channel is regulated transcriptionally in response to vasopressin. In the renal collecting duct, vasopressin stimulates the nuclear translocation and phosphorylation (at Ser552) of β-catenin, a multifunctional protein that acts as a transcriptional co-regulator in the nucleus. The purpose of this study was to identify β-catenin interacting proteins that may be involved in transcriptional regulation in rat inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) cells using both experimental and computational approaches...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298357/how-important-is-the-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-in-primate-and-rodent-proximal-urethra-sex-differences-in-the-contribution-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-to-urethral-contractility
#14
Eduardo C Alexandre, Mariana G de Oliveira, Rafael Campos, Luiz Ricardo A Kiguti, Fabiano B Calmasini, Fábio H Silva, Andrew D Grant, Naoki Yoshimura, Edson Antunes
Urethral smooth muscle (USM) contributes to urinary continence by contracting during the urine storage phase, which is mainly mediated by activation of post-junctional α1-adrenoceptors. Males and females show differences in the functioning of the lower urinary tract and the most common urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). LUTS in men typically occur in association with bladder outlet obstruction, whereas in women urinary urge-incontinence symptoms are more common. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate sex differences in α1-adrenoceptor subtype expression and their importance in proximal urethra contraction in mouse (C57BL6/J) and marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274930/nitric-oxide-reduces-paracellular-resistance-in-rat-thick-ascending-limbs-by-increasing-na-and-cl-permeabilities
#15
Casandra Margarita Monzon, Rossana Occhipinti, Omar Pedro Pignataro, Jeffrey L Garvin
About 50% of the Na+ reabsorbed in thick ascending limbs traverses the paracellular pathway. Nitric oxide (NO) reduces the permselectivity of this pathway via cGMP, but its effects on absolute Na(+) (PNa(+)) and Cl(-) (PCl(-)) permeabilities are unknown. To address this, we measured the effect L-arginine (0.5mmol/L; NO synthase substrate) and cGMP (0.5mmol/L) on PNa(+) and PCl(-) calculated from transepithelial resistance (Rt) and PNa(+)/PCl(-) Rt was 7722±1554 ohm-cm in the control period and 6318±1757 ohm-cm after L-arginine treatment (p<0...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274929/hydrochlorothiazide-treatment-increases-the-abundance-of-the-nacl-cotransporter-in-urinary-extracellular-vesicles-of-essential-hypertensive-patients
#16
Ganesh Pathare, Omar A Z Tutakhel, Mark C V D Wel, Luke M Shelton, Jaap Deinum, Jacques W Lenders, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels
The thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC), located apically in distal convoluted tubule epithelia, regulates the fine-tuning of renal sodium excretion. Three isoforms of NCC are generated through alternative splicing of the transcript, of which the third isoform has been the most extensively investigated in pathophysiological conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different anti-hypertensive treatments on the abundance and phosphorylation of all three NCC isoforms in urinary extracellular vesicles (uEVs) of essential hypertensive patients...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274928/effects-of-childbirth-on-podocyturia-in-women-with-normotensive-uncomplicated-pregnancies
#17
Itsuko Furuta, Tianyue Zhai, Takeshi Umazume, Satoshi Ishikawa, Kinuko Nakagawa, Takashi Kojima, Takahiro Yamada, Mamoru Morikawa, Hisanori Minakami
Changes in hemodynamics and blood pressure occur shortly before and after childbirth regardless of the mode of delivery. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that parturition induces a temporal increase in podocyturia monitored by podocyte-specific protein podocin mRNA expression levels (Pod-mRNA). A total of 105 urine specimens, consisting of 43 and 62 from 18 and 20 otherwise healthy women with vaginal (VD) and elective cesarean deliveries (ECS), respectively, were studied. Determination of urine protein and creatinine concentrations and quantitative analyses of Pod-mRNA, nephrin mRNA (Nep-mRNA), synaptopodin mRNA (Syn-mRNA), and aquaporin 2 mRNA expression (AQP2-mRNA) were performed using RT-PCR in pelleted urine samples...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274927/endothelial-dysfunction-correlates-with-exaggerated-exercise-pressor-response-during-whole-body-maximal-exercise-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Ryan M Downey, Peizhou Liao, Erin C Millson, Arshed A Quyyumi, Salman Sher, Jeanie Park
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have exercise intolerance associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Previous studies demonstrate that blood pressure (BP) and sympathetic nerve responses to handgrip exercise are exaggerated in CKD. These patients also have decreased nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability and endothelial dysfunction which could potentially lead to an impaired ability to vasodilate during exercise. We hypothesized that CKD patients have exaggerated BP responses during maximal whole body exercise and that endothelial dysfunction correlates with greater exercise pressor responses in these patients...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274926/%C3%AE-arrestin-biased-at1r-stimulation-promotes-extracellular-matrix-synthe-sis-in-renal-fibrosis
#19
Yandao Wang, Jieli Huang, Xi Liu, Yangyang Niu, Liqin Zhao, Ying Yu, Li Zhou, Limin Lu, Chen Yu
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a critical role in the progression of renal fibrosis. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) belongs to the B family of G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) family. β-arrestins are known as negative regula-tors of GPCRs. Recently, β-arrestins have been found to regulate multiple intracellu-lar signaling pathways independent of G proteins. In this study we investigated the role of β-arrestins in regulating extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis in renal fibrosis...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274925/salt-supplementation-ameliorates-developmental-kidney-defects-in-cox-2-mice
#20
Patrick Slattery, Stefanie Frölich, Itamar Goren, Rolf Michael Nüsing
Deficiency of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activity in the early postnatal time course causes impairment of kidney development leading to kidney insufficiency. We hypothesize that impaired NaCl reabsorption during the first days of life is a substantial cause for nephrogenic defects observed in COX-2-/- mice and that salt supplementation corrects these defects. Daily injections of 0.8 mg/g/d NaCl for the first 10 days after birth ameliorated impaired kidney development in COX-2-/- pups resulting in an increase in glomerular size and reduction of immature superficial glomeruli...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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