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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622417/the-antimigraine-butterbur-ingredient-isopetasin-desensitises-peptidergic-nociceptors-via-the-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-channel
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Silvia Benemei, Francesco De Logu, Simone Li Puma, Ilaria Maddalena Marone, Elisabetta Coppi, Filippo Ugolini, Wolfgang Liedtke, Pollastro Federica, Giovanni Appendino, Pierangelo Geppetti, Serena Materazzi, Romina Nassini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The mechanism of the antimigraine action of butterbur [Petasites hybridus (L.) Gaertn.] is unknown. Here, we investigated the ability of isopetasin, a major butterbur constituent, to specifically target the transient receptor ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel and to affect functional responses relevant to migraine. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Single cell calcium imaging and patch-clamp recordings in human and rodent TRPA1-expressing cells, neurogenic motor responses in isolated rat/mouse urinary bladder, release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) from mouse spinal cord in vitro, and facial rubbing in mice and meningeal blood flow in rat were examined...
June 16, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608657/maldi-tof-ms-fingerprinting-provides-evidence-of-urosepsis-caused-by-aerococcus-urinae
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Jieun Kim, Sung Kuk Hong, Myungsook Kim, Dongeun Yong, Kyungwon Lee
Urosepsis due to Aerococcus urinae is rare in clinical settings with only a few of reported cases worldwide by 16S rRNA sequencing. Here we report a case of sepsis caused by A. urinae in a 86 year-old male with complicated urinary tract infection which was confirmed through peptide mass fingerprinting of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry.
May 23, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589668/strongly-positive-anti-ccp-antibodies-in-patients-with-sacroiliitis-or-reactive-arthritis-post-e-%C3%A2-coli-infection-a-mini-case-series-based-review
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Miljyot Singh Sangha, Matthew Liam Wright, Coziana Ciurtin
We report here on four cases of patients with strongly positive anti-citrullinated cyclic peptides (anti-CCP) antibodies and clinical features of seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA) and reactive arthritis. The four patients had various clinical presentations: one had an initial diagnosis of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with involvement of the sacroiliac joints (similar to previous reports of the association of two diseases); one had a clinical picture of reactive arthritis following an episode of an Escherichia coli positive urinary tract infection; and two had asymmetrical sacroiliitis (SII), but no evidence of peripheral joint involvement (never reported before)...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585833/energetic-basis-for-inhibition-of-calcium-phosphate-biomineralization-by-osteopontin
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Meng Li, Lijun Wang, Christine V Putnis
Calcium oxalate kidney stones form attached to Randall's plaques (RP), calcium phosphate (Ca-P) deposits on the renal papillary surface. Osteopontin (OPN) suppresses crystal growth in the complex process of urinary stone formation, but the inhibitory role of active domains of OPN involved in the initial formation of the RPs attached to epithelial cells has yet to be clarified. Here we demonstrate the thermodynamic basis for how OPN sequences regulate the onset of Ca-P mineral formation on lipid rafts as a model membrane...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576404/attenuated-diuresis-and-natriuresis-in-response-to-glucagon-like-peptide-1-in-hypertensive-rats-are-associated-with-lower-expression-of-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-in-the-renal-vasculature
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Fernanda A Savignano, Renato O Crajoinas, Bruna P M Pacheco, Luciene C G Campos, Maria Heloisa M Shimizu, Antonio Carlos Seguro, Adriana C C Girardi
Accumulating evidence from clinical and experimental studies indicates that the incretin glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) elicits blood-pressure lowering effects via its diuretic, natriuretic and vasodilatory properties. The present study investigated whether acute infusion of GLP-1 induces diuresis and natriuresis in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Additionally, we examined whether GLP-1 influences the vascular reactivity of the renal arteries of normotensive and hypertensive rats and elucidated the underlying mechanisms...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571926/urinary-sodium-excretion-after-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Neil G Docherty, Lars Fändriks, Carel W le Roux, Peter Hallersund, Malin Werling
BACKGROUND: Gut-kidney signaling is implicated in sodium homeostasis and thus blood pressure regulation. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery for morbid obesity confers a pronounced and long-lasting blood pressure lowering effect in addition to significant weight loss. OBJECTIVES: We set out to establish whether RYGB is associated with an intrinsic change in urinary sodium excretion that may contribute to the reported blood pressure lowering effects of the procedure...
April 8, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
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Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528353/adrenomedullin-ameliorates-podocyte-injury-induced-by-puromycin-aminonucleoside-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-through-modulation-of-rho-gtpases
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Nan Dong, Lixia Meng, Ruqun Xue, Meng Yu, Zhonghua Zhao, Xueguang Liu
PURPOSE: Podocyte injury is a key event in proteinuric kidney disease and eventually glomerular scarring. While adrenomedullin (AM), a potent vasodilatory peptide, has been reported to confer renoprotection in several experimental models of kidney diseases, its effect on injured podocytes and the related mechanism is still largely unknown. METHODS: Employing Western blotting analysis, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence, we investigated the effects of AM on the expressions of podocyte cytoskeletal proteins and Rho-family small GTPases (Rho GTPases) in puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN)-induced podocyte injury, both in cultured podocytes and in PAN nephrosis rats...
May 20, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526271/an-in-vitro-urinary-catheterization-model-that-approximates-clinical-conditions-for-evaluation-of-innovations-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections
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R Y R Chua, K Lim, S S J Leong, P A Tambyah, B Ho
BACKGROUND: Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) account for about 25% of nosocomial infections globally and often result in increased morbidity and healthcare costs. An added concern is the presence of microbial biofilms which are major reservoirs of bacteria, especially antibiotic resistant bacteria, in catheters. Since the practice of the closed drainage system, innovations to combat CAUTI have not produced significant improvements in clinical outcomes. The lack of a robust laboratory platform to test new CAUTI preventive strategies may impede development of novel technologies...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514645/oleanolic-acid-modulates-the-renin-angiotensin-system-and-cardiac-natriuretic-hormone-concomitantly-with-volume-and-pressure-balance-in-rats
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You Mee Ahn, Yoon Hee Choi, Jung Joo Yoon, Yun Jung Lee, Kyung Woo Cho, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Oleanolic acid is known to possess beneficial effects on the regulation of the cardiovascular homeostasis. However, the exact nature of the role of oleanolic acid on the regulation of body fluid balance and blood pressure homeostasis and its mechanisms involved are not well defined. Experiments were performed to identify the effects of oleanolic acid on the renin-angiotensin system and cardiac natriuretic hormone (ANP) system, and also renal function and blood pressure in normotensive and renovascular hypertensive rats...
May 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511711/sglt2-inhibitors-a-novel-choice-for-the-combination-therapy-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Honghong Zou, Baoqin Zhou, Gaosi Xu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the most common cause of end stage renal disease. The comprehensive management of DKD depends on combined target-therapies for hyperglycemia, hypertension, albuminuria, and hyperlipaemia, etc. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, the most recently developed oral hypoglycemic agents acted on renal proximal tubules, suppress glucose reabsorption and increase urinary glucose excretion. Besides improvements in glycemic control, they presented excellent performances in direct renoprotective effects and the cardiovascular (CV) safety by decreasing albuminuria and the independent CV risk factors such as body weight and blood pressure, etc...
May 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484968/a-practical-review-of-c-peptide-testing-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Emma Leighton, Christopher Ar Sainsbury, Gregory C Jones
C-peptide is a widely used measure of pancreatic beta cell function. It is produced in equimolar amounts to endogenous insulin but is excreted at a more constant rate over a longer time. Methods of estimation include urinary and unstimulated and stimulated serum sampling. Modern assays detect levels of c-peptide which can be used to guide diabetes diagnosis and management. We explore the evidence behind the various tests available. We recommend the glucagon stimulation c-peptide testing owing to its balance of sensitivity and practicality...
June 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484118/effects-of-tolvaptan-with-or-without-the-pre-administration-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Sen Adachi, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Yuhei Shiga, Tadaaki Arimura, Joji Morii, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Atsushi Iwata, Natsumi Morito, Kanta Fujimi, Eiji Yahiro, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Keijiro Saku
We examined whether tolvaptan combined with an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) is more effective than tolvaptan alone in the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). Sixty-five hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HF were included in this study. They were divided into 2 groups; an ARB/ACE-I group (n = 44, who received ARB or ACE-I before the use of tolvaptan) and a non-ARB/ACE-I group (n = 21). There were no significant differences in patient characteristics including medications at baseline between the non-ARB/ACE-I and ARB/ACE-I groups with the exception of the percentages of hypertension and ischemic heart disease...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480657/urinary-glucose-screening-for-early-detection-of-asymptomatic-type-2-diabetes-in-jeonbuk-province-korean-schoolchildren
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Min Sun Kim, Dae Yeol Lee
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of glucosuria and the characteristics of diabetes in schoolchildren as detected by a school urine glucose screening program implemented from 2010 to 2013 in the Jeonbuk province area of Korea. A total of 110 children without known diabetes were analyzed. They were checked with an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with other laboratory tests and their clinical data were collected. A total of 707,238 schoolchildren from a school population of 1,064,999 were screened for glucosuria...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474961/urine-peptidomic-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-patients-with-systematic-lupus-erythematosus
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M Pejchinovski, J Siwy, W Mullen, H Mischak, M A Petri, L C Burkly, R Wei
Background Systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized with various complications which can cause serious organ damage in the human body. Despite the significant improvements in disease management of SLE patients, the non-invasive diagnosis is entirely missing. In this study, we used urinary peptidomic biomarkers for early diagnosis of disease onset to improve patient risk stratification, vital for effective drug treatment. Methods Urine samples from patients with SLE, lupus nephritis (LN) and healthy controls (HCs) were analyzed using capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-MS) for state-of-the-art biomarker discovery...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468965/cell-specific-qrt-pcr-of-renal-epithelial-cells-reveals-a-novel-innate-immune-signature-in-murine-collecting-duct
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Vijay Saxena, David S Hains, John Ketz, Melinda Chanley, John D Spencer, Brian Becknell, Keith R Pierce, Raoul D Nelson, Jeffrey M Purkerson, George J Schwartz, Andrew L Schwaderer
The urinary tract is usually culture negative despite its close proximity to microbial flora. The precise mechanisms by which the kidneys and urinary tract defends against infection is not well understood. The initial kidney cells to encounter ascending pathogens are the collecting tubule cells which consist of principal cells (PCs) that express aquaporin 2 (AQP2) and intercalated cells (ICs) that express vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase, B1 subunit). We have previously shown that ICs are involved with the human renal innate immune defense...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465376/therapeutic-considerations-for-antihyperglycemic-agents-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Joshua J Neumiller, Radica Z Alicic, Katherine R Tuttle
Diabetic kidney disease is among the most frequent complications of diabetes, with approximately 50% of patients with ESRD attributed to diabetes in developed countries. Although intensive glycemic management has been shown to delay the onset and progression of increased urinary albumin excretion and reduced GFR in patients with diabetes, conservative dose selection and adjustment of antihyperglycemic medications are necessary to balance glycemic control with safety. A growing body of literature is providing valuable insight into the cardiovascular and renal safety and efficacy of newer antihyperglycemic medications in the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, and sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor classes of medications...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449402/postprandial-renal-haemodynamic-effect-of-lixisenatide-versus-once-daily-insulin-glulisine-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-on-insulin-glargine-an-8-week-randomised-open-label-trial
#18
Lennart Tonneijck, Marcel H A Muskiet, Mark M Smits, Trynke Hoekstra, Mark H H Kramer, A H Jan Danser, Michaela Diamant, Jaap A Joles, Daniël H van Raalte
AIMS: To determine whether lixisenatide, a prandial short-acting glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist (GLP-1RA), ameliorates postprandial glomerular hyperfiltration in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-patients compared to insulin-glulisine (iGlu) . METHODS: Postprandial renal haemodynamic effects of 8-week treatment with lixisenatide 20 µg versus once-daily titrated iGlu were measured in 35 overweight T2DM-patients inadequately controlled on insulin-glargine, with or without metformin (mean±SD age 62 ± 7years, HbA1c 8...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439299/substance-p-enhances-lactic-acid-and-tyramine-production-in-enterococcus-faecalis-v583-and-promotes-its-cytotoxic-effect-on-intestinal-caco-2-tc7-cells
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Kelly Biaggini, Valérie Borrel, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub, Awa N'Diaye, Arthur Zébré, Maryse Bonnin-Jusserand, Guillaume Duflos, Marc Feuilloley, Djamel Drider, Pierre Déchelotte, Nathalie Connil
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis, generally considered as a saprophytic bowel commensal, has recently emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen causing severe urinary tract infections, surgical wound infections, bacteremia, and bacterial endocarditis. This bacterium is capable of forming biofilms on various surfaces and its high level of antibiotic resistance contributes to its pathogenicity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on E. faecalis, of Substance P (SP), an antimicrobial peptide that is produced in the gut and skin...
2017: Gut Pathogens
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
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