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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169037/a-nephron-model-for-study-of-drug-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-assessment-of-drug-induced-nephrotoxicity
#1
Yueyang Qu, Fan An, Yong Luo, Yao Lu, Tingjiao Liu, Weijie Zhao, Bingcheng Lin
In this study, we developed a multilayer microfluidic device to simulate nephron, which was formed by "glomerulus", "Bowman's capsule", "proximal tubular lumen" and "peritubular capillary". In this microdevice, artificial renal blood flow was circulating and glomerular filtrate flow was single passing through, mimicking the behavior of a nephron. In this dynamic artificial nephron, we observed typical renal physiology, including the glomerular size-selective barrier, glomerular basement membrane charge-selective barrier, glucose reabsorption and para-aminohippuric acid secretion...
November 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167445/stochastic-fluctuations-can-reveal-the-feedback-signs-of-gene-regulatory-networks-at-the-single-molecule-level
#2
Chen Jia, Peng Xie, Min Chen, Michael Q Zhang
Understanding the relationship between spontaneous stochastic fluctuations and the topology of the underlying gene regulatory network is of fundamental importance for the study of single-cell stochastic gene expression. Here by solving the analytical steady-state distribution of the protein copy number in a general kinetic model of stochastic gene expression with nonlinear feedback regulation, we reveal the relationship between stochastic fluctuations and feedback topology at the single-molecule level, which provides novel insights into how and to what extent a feedback loop can enhance or suppress molecular fluctuations...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166265/selection-of-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-rt-pcr-on-gene-expression-in-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus
#3
X J Chen, X Q Zhang, S Huang, Z J Cao, Q W Qin, W T Hu, Y Sun, Y C Zhou
Golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus) is an important economically fish species. In this study, with an aim to identify reliable reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) in golden pompano, we evaluated the expression stability of eight housekeeping genes in the presence and absence of poly I:C stimulation in eight tissues. The PCR data was analyzed by geNorm and NormFinder algorithms. The results showed that the expression of all the examined genes exhibited tissue-dependent variations. When under normal physiological condition, geNorm and NormFinder identified B2M and 18S as suitable genes...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165707/inflammation-dynamics-after-praziquantel-treatment-of-schistosoma-haematobium-reflected-by-urinary-eosinophil-cationic-protein
#4
Chalotte Willemann Stecher, Hassan K M Fofana, Henry Madsen, Shona Wilson, Adama D Keita, Aly Landouré, Mamadou S Traoré, Birgitte J Vennervald, Claus M Reimert, Moussa Sacko
Background: This cohort study assessed urinary eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) as an indicator for urinary tract morbidity and inflammation indication related to single-dose or dual-dose praziquantel (PZQ) treatment. Methods: Urinary ECP was measured at baseline, 24 h and 9 weeks after treatment (baseline 305, follow-up 204 participants, ages 2-40 years). Results: ECP was significantly associated with the intensity of infection at baseline (p<0...
November 20, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165391/micrornas-associated-with-von-hippel-lindau-pathway-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-comprehensive-review
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Lisa-Maria Schanza, Maximilian Seles, Michael Stotz, Johannes Fosselteder, Georg C Hutterer, Martin Pichler, Verena Stiegelbauer
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are the most common renal neoplasia and can be divided into three main histologic subtypes, among which clear cell RCC is by far the most common form of kidney cancer. Despite substantial advances over the last decade in the understanding of RCC biology, surgical treatments, and targeted and immuno-therapies in the metastatic setting, the prognosis for advanced RCC patients remains poor. One of the major problems with RCC treatment strategies is inherent or acquired resistance towards therapeutic agents over time...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164841/home-blood-pressure-measurement-as-a-systematic-tool-for-clinical-practice-in-ckd-patients-a-real-world-picture
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Adamasco Cupisti, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Claudia Zullo, Michele Marchini, Enrico Varricchio, Alessandro Puntoni, Elisabetta Giglio, Ophelia Meniconi, Maria R Bruno, Maria F Egidi
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is very common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and its prevalence increases with lowering estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Blood pressure (BP) control is a cornerstone in the treatment of CKD patients but still most treatment decisions are based on office BP measurement (OBPM). The aim of this cross-sectional, retrospective study is to investigate the prevalence of hypertension phenotypes in CKD patients and whether different home (HBPM) or OBPM are associated with a different CKD stage and cardiovascular comorbidities...
November 22, 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163462/impact-of-preformed-donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigen-antibody-c1q-binding-ability-on-kidney-allograft-outcome
#7
Juan Molina, Ana Navas, María-Luisa Agüera, Cristian Rodelo-Haad, Corona Alonso, Alberto Rodríguez-Benot, Pedro Aljama, Rafael Solana
The consolidation of single antigen beads (SAB-panIgG) assay in the detection of preformed anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies has improved transplantation success. However, its high sensitivity has limited the allograft allocation for sensitized patients, increasing their waiting time. A modification of the standard SAB-panIgG assay allows the detection of that subset of antibodies capable of binding C1q (SAB-C1q assay). However, the clinical usefulness of SAB-C1q assay for determining the unacceptable mismatches is under discussion...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163153/ketogal-a-derivative-ketorolac-molecule-with-minor-ulcerogenic-and-renal-toxicity
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Roberto Russo, Carmen De Caro, Bice Avallone, Salvatore Magliocca, Maria Nieddu, Gianpiero Boatto, Roberta Troiano, Rosario Cuomo, Carla Cirillo, Carmen Avagliano, Claudia Cristiano, Giovanna La Rana, Giovanni Sarnelli, Antonio Calignano, Maria G Rimoli
Ketorolac is a powerful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), with a great analgesic activity, present on the Italian market since 1991. Despite the excellent therapeutic activity, the chronic use of ketorolac has long been limited owing to the high incidence of gastrointestinal and kidney side events. In our previous study, we demonstrated that ketorolac-galactose conjugate (ketogal), synthesized and tested in a single-dose study, was able to reduce ulcerogenicity, while preserving the high pharmacological efficacy of its parent drug...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162557/self-management-and-clinical-decision-support-for-patients-with-complex-chronic-conditions-through-the-use-of-smartphone-based-telemonitoring-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Emily Seto, Patrick Ware, Alexander G Logan, Joseph A Cafazzo, Kenneth R Chapman, Phillip Segal, Heather J Ross
BACKGROUND: The rising prevalence of chronic illnesses hinders the sustainability of the health care system because of the high cost of frequent hospitalizations of patients with complex chronic conditions. Clinical trials have demonstrated that telemonitoring can improve health outcomes, but they have generally been limited to single conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart failure. Few studies have examined the impact of telemonitoring on complex patients with multiple chronic conditions, although these patients may benefit the most from this technology...
November 21, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162340/effects-of-intensive-blood-pressure-treatment-on-acute-kidney-injury-events-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial-sprint
#10
Michael V Rocco, Kaycee M Sink, Laura C Lovato, Dawn F Wolfgram, Thomas B Wiegmann, Barry M Wall, Kausik Umanath, Frederic Rahbari-Oskoui, Anna C Porter, Roberto Pisoni, Cora E Lewis, Julia B Lewis, James P Lash, Lois A Katz, Amret T Hawfield, William E Haley, Barry I Freedman, Jamie P Dwyer, Paul E Drawz, Mirela Dobre, Alfred K Cheung, Ruth C Campbell, Udayan Bhatt, Srinivasan Beddhu, Paul L Kimmel, David M Reboussin, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND: Treating to a lower blood pressure (BP) may increase acute kidney injury (AKI) events. STUDY DESIGN: Data for AKI resulting in or during hospitalization or emergency department visits were collected as part of the serious adverse events reporting process of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 9,361 participants 50 years or older with 1 or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease...
November 18, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162218/renal-histology-and-mri-in-a-25-year-old-japanese-man-with-nephronophthisis-4%C3%A2
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Daisuke Takada, Akinari Sekine, Junko Yabuuchi, Yuta Kogure, Toshiharu Ueno, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Keiichi Sumida, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Junichi Hoshino, Kenmei Takaichi, Keiichi Kinowaki, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Shinichi Uchida, Yoshifumi Ubara
We investigated a 25-year-old Japanese man who had polycystic kidneys and end-stage renal failure without a positive family history. Ultrasonography revealed enlarged kidneys with increased echogenicity and multiple cystic lesions. MRI showed replacement of both kidneys by cystic lesions without definite walls. Renal biopsy demonstrated interstitial fibrosis, especially at the corticomedullary junction. The residual tubular system showed starfish-like disruption. Tubules with cystic dilation were mainly the distal loop of Henle and the distal tubules since immunohistochemical staining was positive for cytokeratin 7 (the distal loop of Henle and the distal tubule) and Tamm-Horsfall protein (the distal loop of Henle), while being negative for aquaporin 3 (the collecting duct) and CD10 (proximal tubule)...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162160/high-urinary-interleukin-2-in-late-post-transplant-period-portends-a-risk-of-decline-in-kidney-allograft-function-a-preliminary-study
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Andriy V Trailin, Marina V Pleten, Tetyana I Ostapenko, Nadiia F Iefimenko, Olexandr S Nykonenko
BACKGROUND: Predictive factors for the rate of decline in kidney allograft function beyond the first post-transplant year have not been thoroughly studied. We aimed to determine whether a single measurement of serum and urinary interleukin 2, interleukin 8 and interleukin 10 at 1-15 years after kidney transplantation could predict a decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over a 2-year period. RESULTS: Greater serum concentrations of interleukin 8 and interleukin 10 in 30 recipients of kidney allograft at enrollment were associated with lower eGFR after 1 year (beta = - 0...
November 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161295/cardiac-and-renal-dysfunction-is-associated-with-progressive-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-fabry-disease
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Maria Köping, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Mario Cebulla, Kristen Rak, Daniel Oder, Jonas Müntze, Peter Nordbeck, Christoph Wanner, Rudolf Hagen, Sebastian Schraven
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked recessive hereditary lysosomal storage disorder which results in the accumulation of globotriaosylceramid (Gb3) in tissues of kidney and heart as well as central and peripheral nervous system. Besides prominent renal and cardiac organ involvement, cochlear symptoms like high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus are frequently found with yet no comprehensive data available in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To examine hearing loss in patients with FD depending on cardiac and renal function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159529/plasma-p-cresol-lowering-effect-of-sevelamer-in-non-dialysis-ckd-patients-evidence-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eleonora Riccio, Massimo Sabbatini, Dario Bruzzese, Lucia Grumetto, Cristina Marchetiello, Maria Amicone, Michele Andreucci, Bruna Guida, Davide Passaretti, Giacomo Russo, Antonio Pisani
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of p-cresol, a metabolic product of aromatic amino acids generated by intestinal microbiome, increases the cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Therefore, therapeutic strategies to reduce plasma p-cresol levels are highly demanded. It has been reported that the phosphate binder sevelamer (SEV) sequesters p-cresol in vitro, while in vivo studies on dialysis patients showed controversial results. Aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of SEV on p-cresol levels in non-dialysis CKD patients...
November 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159528/death-with-graft-function-after-kidney-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#15
Mi-Yeon Yu, Yong Chul Kim, Jung Pyo Lee, Hajeong Lee, Yon Su Kim
BACKGROUND: Death with graft function (DWGF) is an important cause of long-term loss of grafts and patients. In this study, we investigated clinical characteristics and causes of DWGF in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We recruited kidney allograft recipients who underwent surgery during 1973-2016 at Seoul National University Hospital in Korea (n = 2137). We divided recipients into four groups: alive with graft function (AWGF), alive with graft loss (AWGL), DWGF, and death with graft loss (DWGL)...
November 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158465/tonicity-responsive-enhancer-binding-protein-mediates-hyperglycemia-induced-inflammation-and-vascular-and-renal-injury
#16
Soo Youn Choi, Sun Woo Lim, Shabnam Salimi, Eun Jin Yoo, Whaseon Lee-Kwon, Hwan Hee Lee, Jun Ho Lee, Braxton D Mitchell, Satoru Sanada, Afshin Parsa, Hyug Moo Kwon
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) has become the single leading cause of ESRD in developed nations. Bearing in mind the paucity of effective treatment for DN and progressive CKD, novel targets for treatment are sorely needed. We previously reported that increased activity of tonicity-responsive enhancer-binding protein (TonEBP) in monocytes was associated with early DN in humans. We now extend these findings by testing the hypotheses that TonEBP in macrophages promotes hyperglycemia-mediated proinflammatory activation and chronic renal inflammation leading to DN and CKD, and TonEBP genetic variability in humans is associated with inflammatory, renal, and vascular function-related phenotypes...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158173/standardized-and-simplified-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-during-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-ureter-or-renal-pelvis-en-bloc-resection-technique
#17
Toru Kanno, Go Kobori, Masashi Kubota, Satoshi Funada, Takao Haitani, Takashi Okada, Yoshihito Higashi, Seiji Moroi, Hitoshi Yamada
OBJECTIVE To describe our en-bloc technique of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) during retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and evaluate perioperative outcomes. METHODS From 2002 to 2015, 114 patients with UTUC located at the pelvis and/or upper or middle ureter underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic RNU at two institutions. Performance of RPLND began in February 2009. The template of RPLND included the renal hilar and para-aortic lymph nodes (left side) and the renal hilar, paracaval, retrocaval, and intra-aortocaval lymph nodes (right side)...
November 17, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158063/frailty-and-the-quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-patients-the-importance-of-waist-circumference
#18
Nazanin Noori, Arti Sharma Parpia, Rajiv Lakhani, Sabrina Janes, Marc B Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Frailty among the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population is highly prevalent and has been associated with mortality. Little is known about the relation of different aspects of body composition, a modifiable risk factor, with the risk of frailty in ESRD population. DESIGN AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty-one patients including 85 men and 66 women, aged ≥18 years with ESRD who had been receiving conventional maintenance hemodialysis (HD) for at least 3 months were included...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156784/marital-status-and-survival-of-patients-with-kidney-cancer
#19
Tingru Miao, Yufeng Li, Xiaoli Sheng, Dingguo Yao
Background: The relationship between marital status and prognosis of kidney cancer has not been explored in detail. In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of marital status on survival outcomes in kidney cancer. Methods: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program to identify 112860 patients with kidney cancer diagnosed in 2004 through 2013. Kaplan-Meier methods and multivariable Cox regression models were used to analyze the influence of marital status on overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156055/analysis-of-an-adtkd-family-with-a-novel-frameshift-mutation-in-muc1-reveals-characteristic-features-of-mutant-muc1-protein
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Satoko Yamamoto, Jun-Ya Kaimori, Takuji Yoshimura, Tomoko Namba, Atsuko Imai, Kaori Kobayashi, Ryoichi Imamura, Naotsugu Ichimaru, Kazuto Kato, Akihiro Nakaya, Shiro Takahara, Yoshitaka Isaka
Background: Medullary cystic kidney disease Type 1 is an autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD). Recently, mucin 1 ( MUC1 ) was identified as a causal gene of medullary cystic kidney disease (ADTKD-MUC1). However, the MUC1 mutation was found to be a single cytosine insertion in a single copy of the GC-rich variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs), which are very difficult to analyze by next-generation sequencing. To date, other mutations have not been detected in ADTKD-MUC1, and the mutant MUC1 protein has not been analyzed because of the difficulty of genetically modifying the VNTR sequence...
June 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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