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Tubuler Disorder

Justyna Niderla-Bielińska, Krzysztof Bartkowiak, Bogdan Ciszek, Eric Czajkowski, Ewa Jankowska-Steifer, Alicja Krejner, Anna Ratajska
Pentoxifylline (PTX), a non-specific inhibitor of cAMP phosphodiesterases, is commonly used for treatment of peripheral vascular disorders although its direct action on endothelial cells is not well described. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of PTX on tubule formation and mRNA expression for angiogenesis-related proteins in endothelial cell line C166 and mouse proepicardial explants cultured on collagen. C166 cells and explants were stimulated with proangiogenic cocktail containing bFGF/VEGF-A120 /VEGF-A164 and with proangiogenic cocktail enriched with PTX...
March 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Tatyana Danyukova, Khandsuren Ariunbat, Melanie Thelen, Nahal Brocke-Ahmadinejad, Sara E Mole, Stephan Storch
Defects in the MFSD8 gene encoding the lysosomal membrane protein CLN7 lead to CLN7 disease, a neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disorder belonging to the group of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs). Here we have performed a SILAC-based quantitative analysis of the lysosomal proteome using Cln7-deficient mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) from a Cln7 knockout (ko) mouse model. From 3335 different proteins identified, we detected 56 soluble lysosomal proteins and 29 highly abundant lysosomal membrane proteins...
March 5, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
S Joller, M Stettler, I Locher, M Dettwiler, F Seefried, M Meylan, C Drögemüller
This case report describes a new genetic disease of the Braunvieh breed in Switzerland. The bovine disorder also occurs in German Fleckvieh, and corresponds to human Fanconi-Bickel syndrome which is an inherited glycogen storage disease caused by mutations of the SLC2A2 gene encoding the glucose transporter GLUT2. This case report describes a single affected Original Braunvieh calf genotyped as homozygous for the FH2-associated SLC2A2 frame shift mutation. The clinical examination showed stunted growth, polyuria and polydipsia, as well as poor claw horn and coat quality...
March 2018: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
Ekaterina Perminov, Sara Mangosing, Alexandra Confer, Olga Gonzalez, Jason R Crawford, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, Shyamesh Kumar, Edward Dick
Disorders of sexual development are rare in non-human primates. We report a case of true hermaphroditism in a 19-year-old, nulliparous, female baboon (Papio spp.). At necropsy, the animal was obese with adequate muscle mass and hydration. Reproductive organs appeared normal with the exception of 2 firm nodular structures in the myometrium (1-1.5 cm diameter) and a thickened, dark endocervical mucosa. Histologically, both gonads were ovotestes and contained discrete areas of ovarian and testicular tissue. There were follicles in various stages of development surrounded by ovarian stroma...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Primatology
Ke Wang, Bryan Kestenbaum
The secretion of small molecules by the proximal tubules of the kidneys represents a vital homeostatic function for rapidly clearing endogenous solutes and medications from the circulation. After filtration at the glomerulus, renal blood flow is directed through a network of peritubular capillaries, where transporters of the proximal tubules actively secrete putative uremic toxins and hundreds of commonly prescribed drugs into the urine, including protein-bound substances that cannot readily cross the glomerular basement membrane...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Felix Claverie-Martin, Jorge Trujillo-Suarez, Hilaria Gonzalez-Acosta, Cristina Aparicio, Maria L Justa Roldan, Blanka Stiburkova, Kimiyoshi Ichida, Maria A Martín-Gomez, Maria Herrero Goñi, Marta Carrasco Hidalgo-Barquero, Victoria Iñigo, Ricardo Enriquez, Elizabeth Cordoba-Lanus, Victor M Garcia-Nieto
BACKGROUND: Renal hypouricemia (RHUC), a rare inherited disorder characterized by impaired uric acid (UA) reabsorption in the proximal tubule, is caused by mutations in SLC22A12 or SLC2A9. Most mutations have been identified in Japanese patients, and only a few have been detected in Europeans. METHODS: We report clinical, biochemical and genetics findings of fourteen Spanish patients, six Caucasians and eight of Roma ethnia, diagnosed with idiopathic RHUC. Two of the patients presented exercise-induced acute renal failure and another one had several episodes of nephrolithiasis and four of them had progressive deterioration of renal function, while the rest were asymptomatic...
February 24, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Ebony M Flowers, Jessica Sudderth, Lauren Zacharias, Glenda Mernaugh, Roy Zent, Ralph J DeBerardinis, Thomas J Carroll
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a common genetic disorder characterized by the growth of fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. Several studies reported that the serine-threonine kinase Lkb1 is dysregulated in PKD. Here we show that genetic ablation of Lkb1 in the embryonic ureteric bud has no effects on tubule formation, maintenance, or growth. However, co-ablation of Lkb1 and Tsc1, an mTOR repressor, results in an early developing, aggressive form of PKD. We find that both loss of Lkb1 and loss of Pkd1 render cells dependent on glutamine for growth...
February 26, 2018: Nature Communications
Timothy Newton, Rachel Allison, James R Edgar, Jennifer H Lumb, Catherine E Rodger, Paul T Manna, Tania Rizo, Zacharias Kohl, Anders O H Nygren, Larissa Arning, Rebecca Schüle, Christel Depienne, Lisa Goldberg, Christiane Frahm, Giovanni Stevanin, Alexandra Durr, Ludger Schöls, Beate Winner, Christian Beetz, Evan Reid
Many genetic neurological disorders exhibit variable expression within affected families, often exemplified by variations in disease age at onset. Epistatic effects (i.e. effects of modifier genes on the disease gene) may underlie this variation, but the mechanistic basis for such epistatic interactions is rarely understood. Here we report a novel epistatic interaction between SPAST and the contiguous gene DPY30, which modifies age at onset in hereditary spastic paraplegia, a genetic axonopathy. We found that patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia caused by genomic deletions of SPAST that extended into DPY30 had a significantly younger age at onset...
February 22, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
T Stravskyy, A Hantimurov, O Halytska-Kharkhalis, N Herasymiuk, R Hovda
Hemodynamic disorders in the testicles cause chronic organ hypoxia with damage of its stroma and seminiferous tubules, which plays a leading role in the pathogenesis of the testicular form of male infertility development. The aim of the work was to establish the features of ultrastructural reorganization of the testicles tissue and its vascular bed under circulatory hypoxia conditions and after restoration of blood flow in the organ. The study was conducted on 84 white adult male rats. The control group consisted of 12 intact animals...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Pierluigi Marzuillo, Vincenzo Piccolo, Massimo Mascolo, Andrea Apicella, Giuseppe Argenziano, Nicoletta Della Vecchia, Stefano Guarino, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Angela La Manna
Dent disease 2 (DD2) is a rare X-Linked disorder characterized by proximal tubule dysfunction. It is considered as mild variant of Lowe Syndrome (LS) and both conditions are secondary to OCRL1 gene mutations.1 Mutations in this gene drastically reduce (<10%) inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase (OCRL1) activity.1 This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 11, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
David M Clive, Vijay K Vanguri
The syndrome of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) is a multisystemic autoimmune disorder that may occur in response to various environmental triggers, including drugs and microbial pathogens. Evidence exists of HLA antigen-related genetic predisposition to developing TINU. The resulting inflammation affects chiefly the ocular uvea and renal tubules, although other organs may be involved. TINU is uncommon; only about 200 cases are on record since its original description 40 years ago, although it is possible that new ones are no longer being reported...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Carlos Enrique Méndez Landa
BACKGROUND: From a clinical point of view, uric acid has been dismissed as a cause of injury and renal progression, and the mechanisms by which uric acid directly causes renal injury have not been fully understood. Hyperuricemia is associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Although it remains controversial whether hyperuricemia is a causal factor for kidney disease, kidneys play a major role in the regulation of serum uric acid levels...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
R G Guseinov, S V Popov, A N Gorshkov, K V Sivak, A G Martov
AIM: To investigate experimentally ultrastructural and biochemical signs of acute injury to the renal parenchyma after warm renal ischemia of various duration and subsequent reperfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experiments were performed on 44 healthy conventional female rabbits of the "Chinchilla" breed weighted 2.6-2.7 kg, which were divided into four groups. In the first, control, group included pseudo-operated animals. In the remaining three groups, an experimental model of warm ischemia of renal tissue was created, followed by a 60-minute reperfusion...
December 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Bi-Cheng Liu, Tao-Tao Tang, Lin-Li Lv, Hui-Yao Lan
Renal tubules are the major component of the kidney and are vulnerable to a variety of injuries including hypoxia, proteinuria, toxins, metabolic disorders, and senescence. It has long been believed that tubules are the victim of injury. In this review, we shift this concept to renal tubules as a driving force in the progression of kidney diseases. In response to injury, tubular epithelial cells undergo changes and function as inflammatory and fibrogenic cells, with the consequent production of various bioactive molecules that drive interstitial inflammation and fibrosis...
March 2018: Kidney International
Milton Packer
Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors reduce the risk of serious heart failure events in patients with type 2 diabetes, but little is known about mechanisms that might mediate this benefit. The most common heart failure phenotype in type 2 diabetes is obesity-related heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). It has been hypothesized that the synthesis of leptin in this disorder leads to sodium retention and plasma volume expansion as well as to cardiac and renal inflammation and fibrosis...
January 23, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Donghui Zhu, Yingchao Su, Yufeng Zheng, Bingmei M Fu, Liping Tang, Yi-Xian Qin
Zn2+ is an essential element for cell survival/growth, and its deficiency is linked to many disorders. Extracellular Zn2+ concentration changes participate in modulating fundamental cellular processes such as proliferation, secretion, ion transport, and cell signal transduction in a mechanism that is not well understood. Here, we hypothesize that the Zn-sensing receptor ZnR/GPR39, found in tissues where dynamic Zn2+ homeostasis takes place, enables extracellular Zn2+ to trigger intracellular signaling pathways regulating key cell functions in vascular cells...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Beatrice Paola Festa, Zhiyong Chen, Marine Berquez, Huguette Debaix, Natsuko Tokonami, Jenny Ann Prange, Glenn van de Hoek, Cremonesi Alessio, Andrea Raimondi, Nathalie Nevo, Rachel H Giles, Olivier Devuyst, Alessandro Luciani
The endolysosomal system sustains the reabsorptive activity of specialized epithelial cells. Lysosomal storage diseases such as nephropathic cystinosis cause a major dysfunction of epithelial cells lining the kidney tubule, resulting in massive losses of vital solutes in the urine. The mechanisms linking lysosomal defects and epithelial dysfunction remain unknown, preventing the development of disease-modifying therapies. Here we demonstrate, by combining genetic and pharmacologic approaches, that lysosomal dysfunction in cystinosis results in defective autophagy-mediated clearance of damaged mitochondria...
January 11, 2018: Nature Communications
Kameliya Bratoeva, George S Stoyanov, Albena Merdzhanova, Mariya Radanova
Introduction International studies show an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with metabolic syndrome (MS). It is assumed that the major components of MS - obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension - are linked to renal damage through the systemic release of several pro-inflammatory mediators, such as uric acid (UA), C-reactive protein (CRP), and generalized oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of kidney impairment and manifestations of dysfunction in rats with fructose-induced MS...
November 7, 2017: Curēus
Naira da Silva Mansano, Isabela Fernandes Jorge, Agnaldo Bruno Chies, Gustavo Arruda Viani, Maria Angélica Spadella
AIMS: To analyze the effects of radiation on the reproductive tissue of male Wistar rats and to evaluate whether treatment with the Ang II AT1 receptor antagonists telmisartan and losartan mitigate the dysfunctions resulting from this exposure. MAIN METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into groups: Control, Irradiated, Telmisartan, Losartan, Irradiated+Telmisartan, and Irradiated+Losartan. Single dose of 5Gy was administered directly into the scrotum, followed by treatment with telmisartan (12mg/kg/day) or losartan (34mg/kg/two times/day) for 60days...
December 26, 2017: Life Sciences
Carsten A Wagner, Isabel Rubio-Aliaga, Nati Hernando
Renal phosphate handling critically determines plasma phosphate and whole body phosphate levels. Filtered phosphate is mostly reabsorbed by Na+-dependent phosphate transporters located in the brush border membrane of the proximal tubule: NaPi-IIa (SLC34A1), NaPi-IIc (SLC34A3), and Pit-2 (SLC20A2). Here we review new evidence for the role and relevance of these transporters in inherited disorders of renal phosphate handling. The importance of NaPi-IIa and NaPi-IIc for renal phosphate reabsorption and mineral homeostasis has been highlighted by the identification of mutations in these transporters in a subset of patients with infantile idiopathic hypercalcemia and patients with hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets with hypercalciuria...
December 23, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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