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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718802/ouabain-protects-human-renal-cells-against-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-shiga-toxin-type-2-and-subtilase-cytotoxin
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María M Amaral, Magalí C Girard, Romina S Álvarez, Adrienne W Paton, James C Paton, Horacio A Repetto, Flavia Sacerdoti, Cristina A Ibarra
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure in children. The majority of cases are associated with Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In Argentina, HUS is endemic and presents the highest incidence rate in the world. STEC strains expressing Stx type 2 (Stx2) are responsible for the most severe cases of this pathology. Subtilase cytotoxin (SubAB) is another STEC virulence factor that may contribute to HUS pathogenesis. To date, neither a licensed vaccine nor effective therapy for HUS is available for humans...
July 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715443/far-infrared-radiation-promotes-rabbit-renal-proximal-tubule-cell-proliferation-and-functional-characteristics-and-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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I-Ni Chiang, Yeong-Shiau Pu, Chao-Yuan Huang, Tai-Horng Young
Far infrared radiation, a subdivision of the electromagnetic spectrum, is beneficial for long-term tissue healing, anti-inflammatory effects, growth promotion, sleep modulation, acceleration of microcirculation, and pain relief. We investigated if far infrared radiation is beneficial for renal proximal tubule cell cultivation and renal tissue engineering. We observed the effects of far infrared radiation on renal proximal tubules cells, including its effects on cell proliferation, gene and protein expression, and viability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714912/urinary-excretion-of-tetrodotoxin-modeled-in-a-porcine-renal-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cell-line-llc-pk%C3%A2
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Takuya Matsumoto, Yui Ishizaki, Keika Mochizuki, Mitsuru Aoyagi, Yoshiharu Mitoma, Shoichiro Ishizaki, Yuji Nagashima
This study examined the urinary excretion of tetrodotoxin (TTX) modeled in a porcine renal proximal tubule epithelial cell line, LLC-PK₁. Time course profiles of TTX excretion and reabsorption across the cell monolayers at 37 °C showed that the amount of TTX transported increased linearly for 60 min. However, at 4 °C, the amount of TTX transported was approximately 20% of the value at 37 °C. These results indicate that TTX transport is both a transcellular and carrier-mediated process. Using a transport inhibition assay in which cell monolayers were incubated with 50 µM TTX and 5 mM of a transport inhibitor at 37 °C for 30 min, urinary excretion was significantly reduced by probenecid, tetraethylammonium (TEA), l-carnitine, and cimetidine, slightly reduced by p-aminohippuric acid (PAH), and unaffected by 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+), oxaliplatin, and cefalexin...
July 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714373/targeting-mir-21-decreases-expression-of-multi-drug-resistant-genes-and-promotes-chemosensitivity-of-renal-carcinoma
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Kelly Gaudelot, Jean-Baptiste Gibier, Nicolas Pottier, Brigitte Hémon, Isabelle Van Seuningen, François Glowacki, Xavier Leroy, Christelle Cauffiez, Viviane Gnemmi, Sébastien Aubert, Michaël Perrais
Renal cell carcinoma, the most common neoplasm of adult kidney, accounts for about 3% of adult malignancies and is usually highly resistant to conventional therapy. MicroRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNAs, which have been previously shown to promote malignant initiation and progression. In this study, we focused our attention on miR-21, a well described oncomiR commonly upregulated in cancer. Using a cohort of 99 primary renal cell carcinoma samples, we showed that miR-21 expression in cancer tissues was higher than in adjacent non-tumor tissues whereas no significant difference was observed with stages, grades, and metastatic outcome...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712002/mutations-in-gfpt1-related-congenital-myasthenic-syndromes-are-associated-with-synaptic-morphological-defects-and-underlie-a-tubular-aggregate-myopathy-with-synaptopathy
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Stéphanie Bauché, Geoffroy Vellieux, Damien Sternberg, Marie-Joséphine Fontenille, Elodie De Bruyckere, Claire-Sophie Davoine, Guy Brochier, Julien Messéant, Lucie Wolf, Michel Fardeau, Emmanuelle Lacène, Norma Romero, Jeanine Koenig, Emmanuel Fournier, Daniel Hantaï, Nathalie Streichenberger, Veronique Manel, Arnaud Lacour, Aleksandra Nadaj-Pakleza, Sylvie Sukno, Françoise Bouhour, Pascal Laforêt, Bertrand Fontaine, Laure Strochlic, Bruno Eymard, Frédéric Chevessier, Tanya Stojkovic, Sophie Nicole
Mutations in GFPT1 (glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transaminase 1), a gene encoding an enzyme involved in glycosylation of ubiquitous proteins, cause a limb-girdle congenital myasthenic syndrome (LG-CMS) with tubular aggregates (TAs) characterized predominantly by affection of the proximal skeletal muscles and presence of highly organized and remodeled sarcoplasmic tubules in patients' muscle biopsies. We report here the first long-term clinical follow-up of 11 French individuals suffering from LG-CMS with TAs due to GFPT1 mutations, of which nine are new...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709638/dna-methylation-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-kidney-injury-by-regulating-specific-genes-including-interferon-regulatory-factor-8
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Chunyuan Guo, Lirong Pei, Xiao Xiao, Qingqing Wei, Jian-Kang Chen, Han-Fei Ding, Shuang Huang, Guoping Fan, Huidong Shi, Zheng Dong
DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that regulates gene transcription without changing primary nucleotide sequences. In mammals, DNA methylation involves the covalent addition of a methyl group to the 5-carbon position of cytosine by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs). The change of DNA methylation and its pathological role in acute kidney injury (AKI) remain largely unknown. Here, we analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation during cisplatin-induced AKI by reduced representation bisulfite sequencing. This technique identified 215 differentially methylated regions between the kidneys of control and cisplatin-treated animals...
July 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709637/tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-can-sensitize-the-kidney-to-subsequent-glomerular-injury
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Beom Jin Lim, Jae Won Yang, Jun Zou, Jianyong Zhong, Taiji Matsusaka, Ira Pastan, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Raymond C Harris, Hai-Chun Yang, Agnes B Fogo
Chronic glomerular injury is associated with eventual development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Here we aimed to assess whether, and how, mild chronic tubulointerstitial injury affects glomeruli. For this, we generated mice expressing different toxin receptors, one on their proximal tubular epithelial cells (diphtheria toxin receptor [DTR]) and the other only on podocytes (human CD25 [IL-2R] driven by the nephrin promoter [Nep25]), allowing serial induction of tubule-specific and glomerular (podocyte)-specific injury, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706237/suppressed-autophagic-response-underlies-augmentation-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-type-2-diabetes
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Shingo Muratsubaki, Atsushi Kuno, Masaya Tanno, Takayuki Miki, Toshiyuki Yano, Hirohito Sugawara, Satoru Shibata, Koki Abe, Satoko Ishikawa, Kouhei Ohno, Yukishige Kimura, Yuki Tatekoshi, Kei Nakata, Wataru Ohwada, Masashi Mizuno, Tetsuji Miura
Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI). Here, we hypothesized that suppression of autophagic response underlies aggravation of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In OLETF, a rat model of T2DM, and its non-diabetic control, LETO, AKI was induced by unilateral nephrectomy and 30-min occlusion and 24-h reperfusion of the renal artery in the contralateral kidney. Levels of serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen and tubular injury score after I/R were significantly higher in OLETF than in LETO...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706103/vitamin-d-levels-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-vid-aki
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Lynda Katherine Cameron, Katie Lei, Samantha Smith, Nanci Leigh Doyle, James F Doyle, Kate Flynn, Nicola Purchase, John Smith, Kathryn Chan, Farida Kamara, Nardos Ghebremedhin Kidane, Lui G Forni, Dominic Harrington, Geeta Hampson, Marlies Ostermann
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects more than 50% of critically ill patients. The formation of calcitriol, the active vitamin D metabolite, from the main inactive circulating form, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), occurs primarily in the proximal renal tubules. This results in a theoretical basis for reduction in levels of calcitriol over the course of an AKI. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in critically ill adults, and has been associated with increased rates of sepsis, longer hospital stays and increased mortality...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705935/forkhead-box-o3-foxo3-regulates-kidney-tubular-autophagy-following-urinary-tract-obstruction
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Ling Li, Ronald Zviti, Catherine Ha, Zhao V Wang, Joseph A Hill, Fangming Lin
Autophagy has been shown to be important for normal homeostasis and adaptation to stress in the kidney. Yet, the molecular mechanisms regulating renal epithelial autophagy are not fully understood. Here, we explored the role of the stress-responsive transcription factor forkhead box O3 (FoxO3) in mediating injury-induced proximal tubular autophagy in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We show that following UUO, FoxO3 is activated and displays nuclear expression in the hypoxic proximal tubules exhibiting high levels of autophagy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701516/blocking-tgf-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-catenin-epithelial-crosstalk-exacerbates-ckd
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Stellor Nlandu-Khodo, Surekha Neelisetty, Melanie Phillips, Marika Manolopoulou, Gautam Bhave, Lauren May, Peter E Clark, Haichun Yang, Agnes B Fogo, Raymond C Harris, M Mark Taketo, Ethan Lee, Leslie S Gewin
The TGF-β and Wnt/β-catenin pathways have important roles in modulating CKD, but how these growth factors affect the epithelial response to CKD is not well studied. TGF-β has strong profibrotic effects, but this pleiotropic factor has many different cellular effects depending on the target cell type. To investigate how TGF-β signaling in the proximal tubule, a key target and mediator of CKD, alters the response to CKD, we injured mice lacking the TGF-β type 2 receptor specifically in this epithelial segment...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695400/role-of-collecting-duct-renin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-hypertension
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REVIEW
Alexis A Gonzalez, Lucienne S Lara, Minolfa C Prieto
The presence of renin production by the principal cells of the collecting duct has opened new perspectives for the regulation of intrarenal angiotensin II (Ang II). Angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) are present in the tubular fluid coming from the proximal tubule and collecting duct. All the components needed for Ang II formation are present along the nephron, and much is known about the mechanisms regulating renin in juxtaglomerular cells (JG); however, those in the collecting duct remain unclear...
August 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694431/key-role-for-the-organic-anion-transporters-oat1-and-oat3-in-the-in-vivo-handling-of-uremic-toxins-and-solutes
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Wei Wu, Kevin T Bush, Sanjay K Nigam
In vitro data indicates that the kidney proximal tubule (PT) transporters of uremic toxins and solutes (e.g., indoxyl sulfate, p-cresol sulfate, kynurenine, creatinine, urate) include two "drug" transporters of the organic anion transporter (OAT) family: OAT1 (SLC22A6, originally NKT) and OAT3 (SLC22A8). Here, we have examined new and prior metabolomics data from the Oat1KO and Oat3KO, as well as newly obtained metabolomics data from a "chemical double" knockout (Oat3KO plus probenecid). This gives a picture of the in vivo roles of OAT1 and OAT3 in the regulation of the uremic solutes and supports the centrality of these "drug" transporters in independently and synergistically regulating uremic metabolism...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694163/mice-maintain-predominantly-maternal-g%C3%AE-s-expression-throughout-life-in-brown-fat-tissue-bat-but-not-other-tissues
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Olta Tafaj, Steven Hann, Ugur Ayturk, Matthew L Warman, Harald Jüppner
The murine Gnas (human GNAS) locus gives rise to Gαs and different splice variants thereof. The Gαs promoter is not methylated thus allowing biallelic expression in most tissues. In contrast, the alternative first Gnas/GNAS exons and their promoters undergo parent specific methylation, which limits transcription to the non-methylated allele. Pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia (PHP1A) or type Ib (PHP1B) are caused by heterozygous maternal GNAS mutations suggesting that little or no Gαs is derived in some tissues from the non-mutated paternal GNAS thereby causing hormonal resistance...
July 8, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684623/calcium-and-excitation-contraction-coupling-in-the-heart
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REVIEW
David A Eisner, Jessica L Caldwell, Kornél Kistamás, Andrew W Trafford
Cardiac contractility is regulated by changes in intracellular Ca concentration ([Ca(2+)]i). Normal function requires that [Ca(2+)]i be sufficiently high in systole and low in diastole. Much of the Ca needed for contraction comes from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and is released by the process of calcium-induced calcium release. The factors that regulate and fine-tune the initiation and termination of release are reviewed. The precise control of intracellular Ca cycling depends on the relationships between the various channels and pumps that are involved...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683439/tnf-%C3%AE-deficiency-prevents-renal-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-obese-mice
#16
Huaiguo Wang, Jian Li, Zhibo Gai, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick, Zewei Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obese patients and experimental animals exhibit high levels of inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. However, the role of TNF-α in the pathophysiologic process in obesity induced kidney damage is still unknown. METHODS: We used TNF-α deficient mice and wild-type (WT) C57/BJ6 mice controls to study the effect of TNF-α on inflammation and oxidative stress in kidney by the model of high-fat diet (HFD) and primary isolated mouse renal proximal tubule cells treated with a mixture of free fatty acids (FFA)...
July 7, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680822/paricalcitol-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-proximal-tubular-cells-through-the-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-ep4
#17
Yu Ah Hong, Keum Jin Yang, So Young Jung, Yoon Kyung Chang, Cheol Whee Park, Chul Woo Yang, Suk Young Kim, Hyeon Seok Hwang
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is considered to exert a protective effect on various renal diseases but its underlying molecular mechanism remains poorly understood. This study aimed to determine whether paricalcitol attenuates inflammation and apoptosis during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced renal proximal tubular cell injury through the prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) receptor EP4. METHODS: Human renal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells were pretreated with paricalcitol (2 ng/mL) for 1 hour and exposed to LPS (1 μg/mL)...
June 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679080/renal-cystic-adenocarcinoma-in-a-flowerhorn-fish-with-metastatic-involvement-of-the-spleen
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Hooman Rahmati-Holasoo, Sara Shokrpoor, Majid Masoudifard, HosseinAli Ebrahimzadeh Mousavi, Ali Haddadi, Amir Tavakkoli
A 480 g flowerhorn fish hybrid cichlid with severe bilateral abdominal swelling, bulla-like structures on the skin, bilateral exophthalmia and prolapsed intestine was presented. Radiographs showed a compression of the posterior part of swim bladder and abdominal distention. Ultrasonography of visceral organs showed a heterogenous mass with hypo to anechoic polycystic parenchyma and free fluid in abdominal cavity. At necropsy free fluid in the abdominal cavity and a large polycystic mass, originating from the posterior kidney, was observed...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676923/biochemical-and-pharmacological-role-of-a1-adenosine-receptors-and-their-modulation-as-novel-therapeutic-strategy
#19
Katia Varani, Fabrizio Vincenzi, Stefania Merighi, Stefania Gessi, Pier Andrea Borea
Adenosine, the purine nucleoside, mediates its effects through activation of four G-protein coupled adenosine receptors (ARs) named as A1, A2A, A2B and A3. In particular, A1ARs are distributed through the body, primarily inhibitory in the regulation of adenylyl cyclase activity and able to reduce the cyclic AMP levels. Considerable advances have been made in the pharmacological and molecular characterization of A1ARs, which had been proposed as targets for the discovery and drug design of antagonists, agonists and allosteric enhancers...
July 5, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676554/diabetic-rats-present-higher-urinary-loss-of-proteins-and-lower-renal-expression-of-megalin-cubilin-clc-5-and-cftr
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Miriam F Figueira, Raquel C Castiglione, Carolina M de Lemos Barbosa, Felipe M Ornellas, Geórgia da Silva Feltran, Marcelo M Morales, Rodrigo N da Fonseca, Jackson de Souza-Menezes
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) occurs in around 40% of those with diabetes. Proteinuria is the main characteristic of DN and develops as a result of increased permeability of the glomerulus capillary wall and/or decreased proximal tubule endocytosis. The goal of this work was to evaluate renal function and the expression of megalin, cubilin, CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator), and ClC-5 in the proximal tubule and renal cortex of rats with type 1 diabetes. Male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to control (CTRL) and diabetic (DM) groups for 4 weeks...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
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