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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429785/natriuretic-peptide-receptor-guanylyl-cyclase-a-pathway-counteracts-glomerular-injury-evoked-by-aldosterone-through-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-inhibition
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Yukiko Kato, Kiyoshi Mori, Masato Kasahara, Keisuke Osaki, Akira Ishii, Keita P Mori, Naohiro Toda, Shoko Ohno, Takashige Kuwabara, Takeshi Tokudome, Ichiro Kishimoto, Moin A Saleem, Taiji Matsusaka, Kazuwa Nakao, Masashi Mukoyama, Motoko Yanagita, Hideki Yokoi
Guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A) signaling, a natriuretic peptide receptor, exerts renoprotective effects by stimulating natriuresis and reducing blood pressure. Previously we demonstrated massive albuminuria with hypertension in uninephrectomized, aldosterone-infused, and high salt-fed (ALDO) systemic GC-A KO mice with enhanced phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in podocytes. In the present study, we examined the interaction between p38 MAPK and GC-A signaling. The administration of FR167653, p38 MAPK inhibitor, reduced systolic blood pressure (SBP), urinary albumin excretion, segmental sclerosis, podocyte injury, and apoptosis...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428067/targeting-and-synergistic-action-of-an-antifungal-peptide-in-an-antibiotic-drug-delivery-system
#2
Seong-Cheol Park, Young-Min Kim, Jong-Kook Lee, Nam-Hong Kim, Eun-Ji Kim, Hun Heo, Min-Young Lee, Jung Ro Lee, Mi-Kyeong Jang
Amphotericin B (AmB) has been widely used against fungal infections throughout almost the entire body, including the skin, nails, oral cavity, respiratory tract, and urinary tract. However, the development of AmB-loaded nanoparticles demands a novel technique that reduces its toxicity and other associated problems. Here, we developed a pH-responsive and redox-sensitive polymer-based AmB-delivery carrier system. In particular, this system was functionalized by conjugation with the antifungal peptide histatin 5, which acts both as a targeting ligand and a synergistic antifungal molecule against Candida albicans, a major systemic fungal pathogen of humans...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422484/direct-synthesis-of-dextran-based-antibacterial-hydrogels-for-extended-release-of-biocides-and-eradication-of-topical-biofilms
#3
Jiaul Hoque, Jayanta Haldar
Cationic small molecular biocides have been developed as promising antibiofilm agents because of their tunability in chemical structures and ability to disrupt established biofilms. However, the impact of biocides in antibiofilm treatment is largely limited due to lack of an effective delivery system that can ensure sustained release of biocide at the target site. Herein we report biocide-encapsulated antibacterial and antibiofilm hydrogel that acts as efficient delivery vehicle for the biocide and eradicates matured bacterial biofilm...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420715/role-of-soluble-and-membrane-bound-dipeptidylpeptidase-4-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#4
Ahmed A Hasan, Berthold Hocher
Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most frequent, devastating, and costly complications of diabetes. The available therapeutic approaches are limited. Dipeptidyl peptidase type 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors represent a new class of glucose-lowering drugs that might have in addition reno-protective properties. DPP-4 exists in two forms: a plasma membrane-bound form and a soluble form, and can exert many biological actions mainly through its peptidase activity and interaction with extracellular matrix components. The kidneys have the highest DPP-4 expression level in mammalians...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406696/proteomics-approach-for-identification-of-iga-nephropathy-related-biomarkers-in-urine
#5
P Prikryl, L Vojtova, D Maixnerova, M Vokurka, M Neprasova, T Zima, V Tesar
Proteinuria is often used as a surrogate marker in monitoring and predicting outcome in patients with chronic kidney diseases, but it is non-specific. IgAN belongs to the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide with serious prognosis. The main aim of this work was to assess differences in urine proteins in patients with IgA nephropathy and to identify abnormal proteins as potential biomarkers of IgA nephropathy or the renal disease. In our pilot project, we selected 20 patients and compared them with 20 healthy volunteers...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406086/postprandial-serum-c-peptide-level-is-associated-with-increased-urinary-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#6
Eijiro Yamada, Tsugumichi Saito, Yawara Niijima, Shuichi Okada, Masanobu Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404947/identification-of-urine-biomarkers-associated-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
#7
Weiwei Wang, Shanshan Wang, Man Zhang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) progression is accompanied by changes in protein levels that may be reflected in body fluids, such as urine. Urine collected from LAC patients (n=34) and healthy controls (n=36) was analyzed via matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) combined with weak cationic exchange magnetic beads. The results revealed 76 urinary polypeptides significantly different between LAC patients and normal controls (P<0.05). Twenty-two of these peptides were up-regulated and 54 were down-regulated...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401628/metabolomics-reveals-new-metabolic-perturbations-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes
#8
Alfonso Galderisi, Paola Pirillo, Vittoria Moret, Matteo Stocchero, Antonina Gucciardi, Giorgio Perilongo, Carlo Moretti, Carlamaria Monciotti, Giuseppe Giordano, Eugenio Baraldi
OBJECTIVE: Using an untargeted metabolomics approach we investigated the metabolome of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in comparison with healthy peers and explored the contribution of HbA1c and clinical features to the observed difference. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We enrolled children with T1D aged 6-15 years, attending the pediatric diabetes clinic of University of Padova (Italy). Healthy controls were enrolled on voluntary basis and matched for age, sex, pubertal status, body mass index (BMI)...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371433/urinary-markers-of-fibrosis-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-death-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-the-favorit-trial
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M Park, R Katz, M G Shlipak, D Weiner, R Tracy, V Jotwani, J Hughes-Austin, F Gabbai, C Y Hsu, M Pfeffer, N Bansal, A Bostom, O Gutierrez, M Sarnak, A Levey, J H Ix
Cardiovascular risk remains high in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) despite improved kidney function after transplant. Urinary markers of kidney fibrosis and injury may help to reveal mechanisms of this risk. In a case-cohort study among stable KTRs who participated in the FAVORIT trial, we measured 4 urinary proteins known to correlate with kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis on biopsy (urine alpha 1 microglobulin [α1m], monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 [MCP-1], procollagen type I [PINP] and type III [PIIINP] N-terminal amino peptide) and evaluated associations with cardiovascular disease (CVD) events (N=300) and death (N=371)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370332/cardiac-troponin-i-and-amino-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-dogs-with-stable-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
L Pelander, J Häggström, C J Ley, I Ljungvall
BACKGROUND: Increased concentrations of N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in dogs with azotemia have been documented. Knowledge of mechanisms behind increased concentrations of cardiac biomarkers in dogs with azotemia is warranted for correct interpretation of test results. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the article was to investigate possible associations between plasma concentrations of cTnI and NT-proBNP, respectively, and patient characteristics, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a plasma volume factor (PVF) derived from scintigraphic examination (PVf), systolic blood pressure (SBP), selected hematologic and biochemical variables, and echocardiographic measurements in dogs with stable chronic kidney disease (CKD) and in healthy dogs...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357426/specific-and-relative-detection-of-urinary-microrna-signatures-in-bladder-cancer-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
#11
Nan Cheng, Yuancong Xu, Yunbo Luo, Liye Zhu, Yitong Zhang, Kunlun Huang, Wentao Xu
We present a dual-isothermal cascade strategy assisted by a lateral flow peptide nucleic acid biosensor for point-of-care detection of urinary microRNAs without a temperature protocol and complex instruments. The proposed assay is expected to be of great promise for bladder cancer diagnosis and point-of-care diagnostics.
April 11, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352341/expression-and-significance-of-timp-3-pacap-and-vip-in-vaginal-wall-tissues-of-patients-with-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Bo Fan, Xiaohua Jin, Yi Shi, Hailiang Zhu, Wenjun Zhou, Wenjian Tu, Li Ding
The objective of the present study was to investigate whether tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (TIMP-3), pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) participate in the occurrence of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by measuring the expression levels of TIMP-3, PACAP, and VIP in the vaginal wall and analyzing their correlation to understand the pathogenesis of female SUI. Forty female patients who were admitted to our hospital for tension-free obturator tape surgery for treatment of SUI from April, 2012 to December, 2015 were selected as the study group...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348009/polymerization-incompetent-uromodulin-in-the-pregnant-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Sheon Mary, Heather Yvonne Small, Justyna Siwy, William Mullen, Ashok Giri, Christian Delles
The kidney is centrally involved in blood pressure regulation and undergoes extensive changes during pregnancy. Hypertension during pregnancy may result in an altered urinary peptidome that could be used to indicate new targets of therapeutic or diagnostic interest. The stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP) is a model of maternal chronic hypertension. Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry was conducted to interrogate the urinary peptidome in SHRSP and the control Wistar-Kyoto strain at three time points: prepregnancy and gestational days 12 and 18...
March 27, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345451/the-impact-of-advanced-proteomics-in-the-search-for-markers-and-therapeutic-targets-of-bladder-cancer
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Hongshuo Zhang, Yue Fan, Lingling Xia, Chunhui Gao, Xin Tong, Hanfu Wang, Lili Sun, Tuo Ji, Mingyu Jin, Bing Gu, Bo Fan
Bladder cancer is the most common cancer of the urinary tract and can be avoided through proper surveillance and monitoring. Several genetic factors are known to contribute to the progression of bladder cancer, many of which produce molecules that serve as cancer biomarkers. Blood, urine, and tissue are commonly analyzed for the presence of biomarkers, which can be derived from either the nucleus or the mitochondria. Recent advances in proteomics have facilitated the high-throughput profiling of data generated from bladder cancer-related proteins or peptides in parallel with high sensitivity and specificity, providing a wealth of information for biomarker discovery and validation...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343458/association-between-urinary-metabolic-profile-and-the-intestinal-effects-of-cocoa-in-rats
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Malen Massot-Cladera, Jordi Mayneris-Perxachs, Adele Costabile, Jonathan R Swann, Àngels Franch, Francisco J Pérez-Cano, Margarida Castell
The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between the urinary metabolic fingerprint and the effects of cocoa and cocoa fibre on body weight, hormone metabolism, intestinal immunity and microbiota composition. To this effect, Wistar rats were fed, for 3 weeks, a diet containing 10 % cocoa (C10) or two other diets with same the proportion of fibres: one based on cocoa fibre (CF) and another containing inulin as a reference (REF) diet. The rats' 24 h urine samples were analysed by an untargeted 1H NMR spectroscopy-based metabonomic approach...
March 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340252/urinary-tract-infection-recent-insight-into-the-evolutionary-arms-race-between-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-our-immune-system
#16
Sebastian Schwab, Katarzyna Jobin, Christian Kurts
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Humans evolved various immune-dependent and independent defense mechanisms, while pathogens evolved multiple virulence factors to fight back. This article summarizes recent findings regarding the arms race between hosts and pathogens in UTIs. It was recently reported that macrophage subsets regulate neutrophil-mediated defense in primary UTIs but seem to subvert adaptive immunity upon re-infection. Moreover, some bacterial strains can survive inside macrophages, leading to recurrent infections...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339802/alterations-in-urinary-collagen-peptides-in-lupus-nephritis-subjects-correlate-with-renal-dysfunction-and-renal-histopathology
#17
Ru Wei, Benbo Gao, Fei Shih, Ann Ranger, Andrea Dearth, Harald Mischak, Justyna Siwy, Nicolas Wisniacki, Michelle Petri, Linda C Burkly
Background.: The excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the renal tubulointerstitium is a key component of chronic renal damage in lupus nephritis (LN) and a critical determinant of the disease progression to renal failure. Detection of fibrosis requires renal biopsy and is therefore limited by high risks associated with an invasive procedure. This study explores whether a unique LN urinary peptidome can be identified and whether LN-specific alteration reflects the underlying fibrogenic process of altered ECM turnover...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333758/cutaneous-burn-injury-modulates-urinary-antimicrobial-peptide-responses-and-the-urinary-microbiome
#18
Jennifer K Plichta, Casey J Holmes, Vanessa Nienhouse, Michelle Puszynski, Xiang Gao, Qunfeng Dong, Huaiying Lin, James Sinacore, Michael Zilliox, Evelyn Toh, David E Nelson, Richard L Gamelli, Katherine A Radek
OBJECTIVES: Characterization of urinary bacterial microbiome and antimicrobial peptides after burn injury to identify potential mechanisms leading to urinary tract infections and associated morbidities in burn patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using human urine from control and burn subjects. SETTING: University research laboratory. PATIENTS: Burn patients. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Urine samples from catheterized burn patients were collected hourly for up to 40 hours...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331304/does-urinary-peptide-content-differ-between-copd-patients-with-and-without-inherited-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Alfonso Carleo, Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, Thomas Koeck, Harald Mischak, Małgorzata Czajkowska-Malinowska, Adriana Rozy, Tobias Welte, Sabina Janciauskiene
Differentiating between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with normal (PiMM) or deficient (PiZZ) genetic variants of alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) is important not only for understanding the pathobiology of disease progression but also for improving personalized therapies. This pilot study aimed to investigate whether urinary peptides reflect the A1AT-related phenotypes of COPD. Urine samples from 19 clinically stable COPD cases (7 PiMM and 12 PiZZ A1AT) were analyzed by capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329747/influence-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-sitagliptin-on-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-1-2-signaling-in-rats-with-diabetic-nephropathy
#20
Xiaojun Ren, Gaohong Liu, Yanhong Wang, Wan Zhang, Fuping Xue, Rongshan Li, Weimin Yu
The protective effects of sitagliptin on the kidneys of rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and its influence on extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling were investigated. Male Wistar rats (n = 40) were randomly assigned to normal control, DN, low-dose sitagliptin intervention (ST1), or high-dose sitagliptin intervention (ST2) groups. Animals were euthanized after a 16-week treatment, and blood glucose (BG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), urinary albumin excretion rate (AER), serum creatinine (Scr), creatinine clearance rate (Ccr), active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) levels, kidney hypertrophy index, and renal pathohistology were determined...
March 23, 2017: Pharmacology
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