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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445699/journey-of-cystatins-from-being-mere-thiol-protease-inhibitors-to-at-heart-of-many-pathological-conditions
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REVIEW
Anas Shamsi, Bilqees Bano
Cystatins are thiol proteinase inhibitors (TPI), present ubiquitously in animals, plants and micro-organisms. These are not merely inhibitors rather they are at heart of many pathological conditions ranging from diabetes to renal failure. These are essential for maintenance of protein balance of the cell; once this balance gets disturbed, it may lead to cell death. Thus, cystatins cannot be merely regarded as TPI's as these have been found to play a pivotal role in tumorigenesis and neurodegenerative diseases...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445241/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-diagnostic-marker-in-pediatric-sepsis
#2
Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Mahmoud A El-Hawy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the response of the body to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The early prediction of sepsis by current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is increased in sepsis irrespective of renal dysfunction. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin value determined at admission with clinical progression and severity of disease in critically ill children and to declare its role as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for sepsis in critically ill children in the emergency department...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444784/earlier-defibrotide-initiation-post-diagnosis-of-veno-occlusive-disease-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-improves-day-100-survival-following-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Paul G Richardson, Angela R Smith, Brandon M Triplett, Nancy A Kernan, Stephan A Grupp, Joseph H Antin, Leslie Lehmann, Maja Miloslavsky, Robin Hume, Alison L Hannah, Bijan Nejadnik, Robert J Soiffer
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease/sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS) is a progressive, potentially fatal complication of conditioning for haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). The VOD/SOS pathophysiological cascade involves endothelial-cell activation and damage, and a prothrombotic-hypofibrinolytic state. Severe VOD/SOS (typically characterized by multi-organ dysfunction) may be associated with >80% mortality. Defibrotide is approved for treating severe hepatic VOD/SOS post-HSCT in the European Union, and for hepatic VOD/SOS with renal or pulmonary dysfunction post-HSCT in the United States...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443950/chronic-kidney-disease-determinants-of-progression-and-cardiovascular-risk-progredir-cohort-study-design-and-methods
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Maria Alice Muniz Domingos, Alessandra Carvalho Goulart, Paulo Andrade Lotufo, Isabela Judith Martins Benseñor, Silvia Maria de Oliveira Titan
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an important public health issue. The socioeconomic burden of renal replacement therapy (RRT) is very high, as is CKD-related cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Preventive and therapeutic measures only have modest impact and more research is needed. Few cohort studies have been conducted on populations with CKD. Our aim was to establish a cohort that would include more advanced forms of CKD (stages 3 and 4). Data collection was focused on renal and cardiovascular parameters...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442634/pharmacologic-targeting-erk1-2-attenuates-the-development-and-progression-of-hyperuricemic-nephropathy-in-rats
#5
Na Liu, Liuqing Xu, Yingfeng Shi, Lu Fang, Hongwei Gu, Hongrui Wang, Xiaoqiang Ding, Shougang Zhuang
The pathogenesis of hyperuricemia-induced chronic kidney disease is largely unknown. In this study, we investigated whether extracellular signal-regulated kinases1/2 (ERK1/2) would contribute to the development of hyperuricemic nephropathy (HN). In a rat model of HN induced by feeding mixture of adenine and potassium oxonate, increased ERK1/2 phosphorylation and severe glomerular sclerosis and renal interstitial fibrosis were evident, in parallel with diminished levels of renal function and increased urine microalbumin excretion...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442280/kidney-disease-in-patients-with-obesity-it-is-not-always-obesity-related-glomerulopathy-alone
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Steven P Salvatore, James M Chevalier, Sheng F Kuo, Pat F Audia, Surya V Seshan
OBJECTIVE: Patients with obesity are at risk for chronic kidney disease. The aim is to characterize the spectrum of kidney disease in these patients, which may be related to obesity, termed obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG), or may have other diseases secondary to associated or unassociated medical conditions. METHODS: Native kidney biopsies from 2000 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed from all patients with body mass index >30kg/m(2). Glomerular diameter was measured using a standard micrometer and clinicopathologic characteristics were analyzed...
April 22, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440442/role-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-inducing-apoptosis-and-renal-fibrosis-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
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Xin Lin, Yan Zha, Xiang-Zhen Zeng, Rong Dong, Qing-Hua Wang, Dong-Tao Wang
Renal fibrosis is the final common pathway of all progressive renal disease. Excessive and chronic activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway results in chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. To mimic CKD, the present study used 5/6-nephrectomized rats, and alterations in kidney histology, expression of β‑catenin and renal cell apoptosis were assessed. In addition, mesangial cells were cultured in vitro and transfected with β‑catenin siRNA to evaluate the effect of blocking Wnt/β‑catenin signaling on cell apoptosis and the expression of markers of renal fibrosis...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439568/bariatric-surgery-and-kidney-related-outcomes
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Alex R Chang, Morgan E Grams, Sankar D Navaneethan
The prevalence of severe obesity in both the general and the chronic kidney disease (CKD) populations continues to rise, with more than one-fifth of CKD patients in the United States having a body mass index of ≥35 kg/m(2). Severe obesity has significant renal consequences, including increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nephrolithiasis. Bariatric surgery represents an effective method for achieving sustained weight loss, and evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that bariatric surgery is also effective in improving blood pressure, reducing hyperglycemia, and even inducing diabetes remission...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439485/treatment-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-era-of-eculizumab
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Rawaa Ebrahem, Salam Kadhem, Quoc Truong
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI); the main cause of multi-organ failure is related to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Atypical HUS (aHUS) is a disease of uncontrolled complement activation associated with a high mortality rate and most cases progress to end-stage renal disease. About 50% of patients with this syndrome carry mutations in genes that encode complement proteins. Also, aHUS constitutes an over-activation of the complement pathway which is either inherited, acquired, or both...
March 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438726/analyzing-unstructured-communication-in-a-computer-mediated-environment-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-research-protocol
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Allison A Lewinski, Ruth A Anderson, Allison A Vorderstrasse, Edwin B Fisher, Wei Pan, Constance M Johnson
BACKGROUND: Individuals with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for comorbidities such as heart disease, lower limb amputations, stroke, and renal failure. Multiple factors influence development of complications in a person living with type 2 diabetes; however, an individual's self-management behaviors may delay the onset of, or lessen the severity of, these complications. Social support provides personal, informal advice and knowledge that helps individuals initiate and sustain self-management and adherence...
April 24, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437782/detection-of-renal-hypoxia-in-lupus-nephritis-using-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-mr-imaging-a-multiple-correspondence-analysis
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Huilan Shi, Tiekun Yan, Dong Li, Junya Jia, Wenya Shang, Li Wei, Zhenfeng Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nephrologists have pursued ideal, dynamic and noninvasive methods for assessing renal function and disease progression. Blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) imaging is a useful technique for assessing renal disease. This current study was performed to explore the correlation between the hypoxia iconographical index and renal pathological features in lupus nephritis. METHODS: Adult patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and healthy volunteers were recruited for this study...
April 5, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437467/mutant-uromodulin-expression-leads-to-altered-homeostasis-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-activates-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Céline Schaeffer, Stefania Merella, Elena Pasqualetto, Dejan Lazarevic, Luca Rampoldi
Uromodulin is the most abundant urinary protein in physiological conditions. It is exclusively produced by renal epithelial cells lining the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (TAL) and it plays key roles in kidney function and disease. Mutations in UMOD, the gene encoding uromodulin, cause autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease uromodulin-related (ADTKD-UMOD), characterised by hyperuricemia, gout and progressive loss of renal function. While the primary effect of UMOD mutations, retention in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is well established, its downstream effects are still largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436957/pyruvate-kinase-m2-activation-may-protect-against-the-progression-of-diabetic-glomerular-pathology-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Weier Qi, Hillary A Keenan, Qian Li, Atsushi Ishikado, Aimo Kannt, Thorsten Sadowski, Mark A Yorek, I-Hsien Wu, Samuel Lockhart, Lawrence J Coppey, Anja Pfenninger, Chong Wee Liew, Guifen Qiang, Alison M Burkart, Stephanie Hastings, David Pober, Christopher Cahill, Monika A Niewczas, William J Israelsen, Liane Tinsley, Isaac E Stillman, Peter S Amenta, Edward P Feener, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Robert C Stanton, George L King
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of end-stage renal disease, and therapeutic options for preventing its progression are limited. To identify novel therapeutic strategies, we studied protective factors for DN using proteomics on glomeruli from individuals with extreme duration of diabetes (ł50 years) without DN and those with histologic signs of DN. Enzymes in the glycolytic, sorbitol, methylglyoxal and mitochondrial pathways were elevated in individuals without DN. In particular, pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) expression and activity were upregulated...
April 24, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436018/early-clinical-presentations-and-progression-of-calciphylaxis
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Toshi Ghosh, Daniel S Winchester, Mark D P Davis, Rokea El-Azhary, Nneka I Comfere
BACKGROUND: Untreated calciphylaxis is a fatal disease of intra- and extravascular calcification, most commonly presenting in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. While early identification is critical for timely treatment, early-stage clinical and histopathological descriptions have not, to our knowledge, been elucidated. As early clinical recognition is essential to prompt definitive histopathological diagnosis, this study describes a range of clinical and histopathological manifestations of early-stage calciphylaxis...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435765/chronic-nephropathy-from-dietary-hyperoxaluria-sustained-improvement-of-renal-function-after-dietary-intervention
#15
Yijuan Sun, Bruce L Horowitz, Karen S Servilla, Joanna R Fair, Darlene Vigil, Kavitha Ganta, Larry Massie, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
A 56-year-old man with stable chronic kidney disease (CKD) for two years following a single episode of calcium oxalate urolithiasis developed progressive elevation of his serum creatinine concentration. Urinalysis revealed pyuria and white cell casts, a few red blood cells, minimal proteinuria, and no crystals. Urine culture was sterile. Gallium scintigraphy was consistent with interstitial nephritis. Proton pump inhibitor intake was discontinued, and a short course of oral corticosteroids was initiated. Percutaneous kidney biopsy, performed because of the continued deterioration of renal function to a minimum estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) value of 15 mL/min per 1...
March 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435064/salvianolate-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-in-rat-models-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-inhibiting-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-mechanisms
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Chongxiang Xiong, Jianrao Lu, Xinhua Wang, Monica V Masucci
OBJECTIVE: Mounting evidence has shown that inflammation and oxidative stress are involved in the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy. Salvianolate is proven to have multiple bioactivities including anti-inflammation and anti-oxidative stress effects in diverse diseases. However, its role in rat models of diabetic nephropathy remains unclear. METHODS: In this study, we examined the renoprotective effect of Salvianolate on rat models of diabetic nephropathy induced by streptozotocin intraperitoneal injection...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434400/role-of-modern-immunotherapy-in-gastrointestinal-malignancies-a-review-of-current-clinical-progress
#17
REVIEW
Zin W Myint, Gaurav Goel
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are a group of highly aggressive malignancies with a huge disease burden worldwide. There is clearly a significant unmet need for new drugs and therapies to further improve the treatment outcomes of GI malignancies. Immunotherapy is a novel treatment strategy that is emerging as an effective and promising treatment option against several types of cancers. CTLA-4 and PD-1 are critical immune checkpoint molecules that negatively regulate T cell activation via distinct mechanisms...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434209/urine-clusterin-apolipoprotein-j-is-linked-to-tubular-damage-and-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Sang Soo Kim, Sang Heon Song, Jong Ho Kim, Yun Kyung Jeon, Bo Hyun Kim, Min-Cheol Kang, Sung Wan Chun, Soo Hyun Hong, Michelle Chung, Yong Ki Kim, In Joo Kim, Young-Bum Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of urine clusterin/apolipoprotein J (Apo J) with the development and/or progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 159 type 2 diabetic patients and 20 non-diabetic subjects with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) were enrolled. The baseline values of urine clusterin and tubular damage markers were measured. The primary outcome was the annual decline rate in eGFR and secondary outcomes were the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 or greater and the persistence/progression of albuminuria...
April 23, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434125/kidney-morphological-parameters-measured-using-noncontrast-enhanced-steady-state-free-precession-mri-with-spatially-selective-inversion-recovery-pulse-correlate-with-egfr-in-patients-with-advanced-ckd
#19
Tadashi Otsuka, Yoshikatsu Kaneko, Yuya Sato, Ryohei Kaseda, Ryuji Aoyagi, Suguru Yamamoto, Shin Goto, Ichiei Narita
BACKGROUND: It is well known that atrophic renal changes are associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, but conventional diagnostic imaging methods such as noncontrast-enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been insufficient for precisely assessing kidney function because they cannot clearly distinguish between the medulla and cortex. Hence, here we used noncontrast-enhanced steady-state free precession (SSFP) MRI with a spatially selective inversion recovery (IR) pulse to improve visibility for renal corticomedullary differentiation and evaluated the association between morphological parameters and kidney function in patients with CKD...
April 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433109/pathogenesis-of-wilson-disease
#20
Ivo Florin Scheiber, Radan Brůha, Petr Dušek
Wilson disease is an autosomal-recessive disorder originating from a genetic defect in the copper-transporting ATPase ATP7B that is required for biliary copper secretion and loading of ceruloplasmin with copper. Impaired ATP7B function in Wilson disease results in excessive accumulation of copper in liver, brain, and other tissues. Toxic copper deposits may induce oxidative stress, modify expression of genes, directly inhibit proteins, and impair mitochondrial function, leading to hepatic, neuropsychiatric, renal, musculoskeletal, and other symptoms...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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