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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102497/regulated-partitioning-of-fixed-carbon-14-c-sodium-na-potassium-k-and-glycine-betaine-determined-salinity-stress-tolerance-of-gamma-irradiated-pigeonpea-cajanus-cajan-l-millsp
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Pankaj Kumar, Vasundhara Sharma, Chobhe Kapil Atmaram, Bhupinder Singh
Soil salinity is a major constraint that limits legume productivity. Pigeonpea is a salt sensitive crop. Seed gamma irradiation at a very low dose (2.5 Gy) is known to enhance seedling establishment, plant growth and yield of cereals and other crops. The present study conducted using two genetically diverse varieties of pigeonpea viz., Pusa-991 and Pusa-992 aimed at establishing the role of pre-sowing seed gamma irradiation at 0, 0.0025, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.1 kGy on plant growth, seed yield and seed quality under salt stress at 0, 80 and 100 mM NaCl (soil solution EC equivalent 1...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095989/prolonged-k-deficiency-increases-intracellular-atp-cell-cycle-arrest-and-cell-death-in-renal-tubular-cells
#2
Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Nardtaya Ausakunpipat, Nilubon Singhto, Kanyarat Sueksakit, Visith Thongboonkerd
BACKGROUND: Chronic potassium (K(+)) deficiency can cause renal damage namely hypokalemic nephropathy with unclear pathogenic mechanisms. In the present study, we investigated expression and functional alterations in renal tubular cells induced by prolonged K(+) deficiency. METHODS: MDCK cells were maintained in normal-K(+) (CNK) (K(+)=5.3mmol/L), low-K(+) (CLK) (K(+)=2.5mmol/L), or K(+)-depleted (CKD) (K(+)=0mmol/L) medium for 10days (n=5 independent cultures/condition)...
January 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094801/electronegative-ldl-mediated-cardiac-electrical-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#3
An-Sheng Lee, Wei-Yu Chen, Hua-Chen Chan, Ching-Hu Chung, Hsien-Yu Peng, Chia-Ming Chang, Ming-Jai Su, Chu-Huang Chen, Kuan-Cheng Chang
The mechanisms underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated higher risks for life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias remain poorly understood. In rats subjected to unilateral nephrectomy (UNx), we examined cardiac electrophysiological remodeling and relevant mechanisms predisposing to ventricular arrhythmias. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent UNx (n = 6) or sham (n = 6) operations. Eight weeks later, the UNx group had higher serum blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels and a longer electrocardiographic QTc interval than did the sham group...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093633/dietary-potassium-intake-is-beneficial-to-bone-health-in-a-low-calcium-intake-population-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes-2008-2011
#4
S H Kong, J H Kim, A R Hong, J H Lee, S W Kim, C S Shin
: Dietary potassium may neutralize acid load and reduce calcium loss from the bone, leading to beneficial effect on bone mineral density. In this nationwide Korean population study, dietary potassium intake was associated with improved bone mineral density in older men and postmenopausal women. INTRODUCTION: Nutrition is a major modifiable factor that affects bone health. The accompanying anion in dietary potassium may act as an alkaline source by neutralizing the acid load and reducing calcium loss from the bone...
January 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089668/ebio-does-not-induce-cardiomyogenesis-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-but-modulates-cardiac-subtype-enrichment-by-lineage-selective-survival
#5
Monica Jara-Avaca, Henning Kempf, Michael Rückert, Diana Robles-Diaz, Annika Franke, Jeanne de la Roche, Martin Fischer, Daniela Malan, Philipp Sasse, Wladimir Solodenko, Gerald Dräger, Andreas Kirschning, Ulrich Martin, Robert Zweigerdt
Subtype-specific human cardiomyocytes (CMs) are valuable for basic and applied research. Induction of cardiomyogenesis and enrichment of nodal-like CMs was described for mouse pluripotent stem cells (mPSCs) in response to 1-ethyl-2-benzimidazolinone (EBIO), a chemical modulator of small-/intermediate-conductance Ca(2+)-activated potassium channels (SKs 1-4). Investigating EBIO in human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), we have applied three independent differentiation protocols of low to high cardiomyogenic efficiency...
January 4, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088447/differential-binding-of-monovalent-cations-to-kcsa-deciphering-the-mechanisms-of-potassium-channel-selectivity
#6
Estefanía Montoya, M Lourdes Renart, A Marcela Giudici, José A Poveda, Asia M Fernández, Andrés Morales, José M González-Ros
This work explores whether the ion selectivity and permeation properties of a model potassium channel, KcsA, could be explained based on ion binding features. Non-permeant Na(+) or Li(+) bind with low affinity (millimolar KD's) to a single set of sites contributed by the S1 and S4 sites seen at the selectivity filter in the KcsA crystal structure. Conversely, permeant K(+), Rb(+), Tl(+) and even Cs(+) bind to two different sets of sites as their concentration increases, consistent with crystallographic evidence on the ability of permeant species to induce concentration-dependent transitions between conformational states (non-conductive and conductive) of the channel's selectivity filter...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087250/pharmacology-of-cannabinoids-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy
#7
REVIEW
Tyler E Gaston, Daniel Friedman
The use of cannabis products in the treatment of epilepsy has long been of interest to researchers and clinicians alike; however, until recently very little published data were available to support its use. This article summarizes the available scientific data of pharmacology from human and animal studies on the major cannabinoids which have been of interest in the treatment of epilepsy, including ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9-THC), cannabidiol (CBD), ∆9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (∆9-THCV), cannabidivarin (CBDV), and ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (Δ9-THCA)...
January 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077806/low-protein-diet-for-the-prevention-of-renal-failure
#8
Shaw Watanabe
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is estimated to be 8-16% worldwide, and it is increasing. CKD is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, and it can progress to kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation. Recently, diabetic nephropathy has become the most common cause of CKD. In Japan, the cumulative probability of requiring hemodialysis by the age 80 years is 1/50 in males and 1/100 in females. The number of patients under hemodialysis in Japan exceeded 320,000 in 2014, among which 38,000 were newcomers and 27,000 died...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076504/the-role-of-bradykinin-in-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-rat-lung-transplantation-model
#9
Zheng Tang, Zhiwei Wang, Zhipeng Hu, Min Zhang, Luocheng Li, Bowen Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of bradykinin in a rat lung transplantation (LTx) model and preliminarily discuss the relationship between bradykinin and CD26/DPP-4. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control (CON), Sham, low potassium dextranglucose (LPD), and AB192 (n=15/group). Orthotopic single LTx was performed in the LPD and AB192 groups. The donor lungs were flush-perfused and preserved with low potassium dextranglucose (LPD) or LPD+CD26/DPP-4 catalytic inhibitor (AB192)...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074329/dietary-adequacy-of-egyptian-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-compared-to-healthy-developing-children
#10
Nagwa A Meguid, Mona Anwar, Geir Bjørklund, Adel Hashish, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Maha Hemimi, Eman Sultan
Although the etiology and pathology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still poorly understood, a number of environmental, anthropological, neurobiological and genetic factors have been related to the pathophysiology of ASD, even the impact of oxidative stress response related to the environment and nutrition intake. Usual recommended dietary habits are based on the combination of behavioral and dietary or nutraceutical interventions together with pharmacotherapy. Investigations about a reliable relationship between diet and ASD are still lacking...
January 10, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060381/kctd2-an-adaptor-of-cullin3-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-suppresses-gliomagenesis-by-destabilizing-c-myc
#11
Eun-Jung Kim, Sung-Hak Kim, Xiong Jin, Xun Jin, Hyunggee Kim
Cullin3 E3 ubiquitin ligase ubiquitinates a wide range of substrates through substrate-specific adaptors Bric-a-brac, Tramtrack, and Broad complex (BTB) domain proteins. These E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes are involved in diverse cellular functions. Our recent study demonstrated that decreased Cullin3 expression induces glioma initiation and correlates with poor prognosis of patients with malignant glioma. However, the substrate recognition mechanism associated with tumorigenesis is not completely understood...
January 6, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057419/highly-efficient-and-selective-leaching-of-silver-from-electronic-scrap-in-the-base-activated-persulfate-ammonia-system
#12
Wojciech Hyk, Konrad Kitka
A system composed of persulfate salt and ammonia in highly alkaline aqueous solution is developed and examined for leaching metallic silver from elements of the electronic waste materials (e-scrap). Strong base activates persulfate ions providing in situ generation of highly reactive oxygen molecules. The oxidized metal forms then well soluble complex ions with ammonia ligands. The kinetic studies of the leaching process were performed for pure metallic silver. They revealed that the efficiency of the process is affected by the type of the persulfate salt...
January 2, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052988/potassium-sensing-by-renal-distal-tubules-requires-kir4-1
#13
Catherina A Cuevas, Xiao-Tong Su, Ming-Xiao Wang, Andrew S Terker, Dao-Hong Lin, James A McCormick, Chao-Ling Yang, David H Ellison, Wen-Hui Wang
The mammalian distal convoluted tubule (DCT) makes an important contribution to potassium homeostasis by modulating NaCl transport. The thiazide-sensitive Na(+)/Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC) is activated by low potassium intake and by hypokalemia. Coupled with suppression of aldosterone secretion, activation of NCC helps to retain potassium by increasing electroneutral NaCl reabsorption, therefore reducing Na(+)/K(+) exchange. Yet the mechanisms by which DCT cells sense plasma potassium concentration and transmit the information to the apical membrane are not clear...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045916/effects-of-different-oral-doses-of-sodium-chloride-on-the-basal-acid-base-and-mineral-status-of-exercising-horses-fed-low-amounts-of-hay
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Annette Zeyner, Kristin Romanowski, Andreas Vernunft, Patricia Harris, Ann-Marie Müller, Carola Wolf, Ellen Kienzle
The provision of NaCl, according to current recommendations, to horses in moderate work has been shown to induce immediate postprandial acidosis. The present study aimed to clarify whether this NaCl induced acidosis i) persists beyond the immediate postprandial period, and ii) is still present after a 2 week adaptation period. Six adult warmblood mares in moderate work received daily 1.00 kg hay per 100 kg body weight (bwt) only together with 0.64 kg unprocessed cereal grains/100 kg bwt.d as fed basis. Using a 3x3 Latin Square, either 0 (NaCl-0), 50 (NaCl-50) or 100 (NaCl-100) g NaCl/d were fed together with the concentrates in two equal doses for 3 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042853/inadequacy-of-body-weight-based-recommendations-for-individual-protein-intake-lessons-from-body-composition-analysis
#15
Corinna Geisler, Carla M Prado, Manfred J Müller
Current body weight-based protein recommendations are ignoring the large variability in body composition, particularly lean mass (LM), which drives protein requirements. We explored and highlighted the inter-individual variability of weight versus body composition-adjusted protein intakes by secondary analysis in three cohorts of (1) 574 healthy adults (mean ± SD age: 41.4 ± 15.2 years); (2) 403 cirrhotic patients (age: 44.7 ± 12.3 years) and (3) 547 patients with lung cancer (age: 61.3 ± 8.2 years). LM was assessed using different devices (magnetic resonance imaging, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, computer tomography, total body potassium and bioelectrical impedance), body weight-based protein intake, its ratio (per kg LM) and mean protein requirement were calculated...
December 31, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039572/formulation-and-optimization-of-multiparticulate-drug-delivery-system-approach-for-high-drug-loading
#16
Neha Shah, Tejal Mehta, Mukesh Gohel
The aim of the present work was to develop and optimize multiparticulate formulation viz. pellets of naproxen by employing QbD and risk assessment approach. Mixture design with extreme vertices was applied to the formulation with high loading of drug (about 90%) and extrusion-spheronization as a process for manufacturing pellets. Independent variables chosen were level of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)-X 1, polyvinylpyrrolidone K-90 (PVP K-90)-X 2, croscarmellose sodium (CCS)-X 3, and polacrilin potassium (PP)-X 4...
December 30, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039381/estimating-24-h-urinary-sodium-potassium-ratio-from-casual-spot-urinary-sodium-potassium-ratio-the-intersalt-study
#17
Toshiyuki Iwahori, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Queenie Chan, Alan R Dyer, Paul Elliott, Jeremiah Stamler
BACKGROUND: Association between casual and 24-h urinary sodium-to-potassium (Na/K) ratio is well recognized, although it has not been validated in diverse demographic groups. Our aim was to assess utility across and within populations of casual urine to estimate 24-h urinary Na/K ratio using data from the INTERSALT Study. METHODS: The INTERSALT Study collected cross-sectional standardized data on casual urinary sodium and potassium and also on timed 24-h urinary sodium and potassium for 10 065 individuals from 52 population samples in 32 countries (1985-87)...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030918/to-treat-or-not-to-treat-drug-refractory-epilepsy-by-the-ketogenic-diet-that-is-the-question
#18
REVIEW
Marzena Ułamek-Kozioł, Ryszard Pluta, Anna Bogucka-Kocka, Stanisław J Czuczwar
Epilepsy is a serious neurologic disorder worldwide which affects about 1% of the population (ca. 50 million people), the highest prevalence occurring in both children and elderly. Apart from idiopathic forms, etiology of the disease involves multiple brain risk factors - the most frequent being cerebrovascular diseases, tumours and traumatic injuries. Several treatment options exist, including, for instance, pharmacotherapy, vagal nerve stimulation or epilepsy surgery. In spite of treatment, about 30% of patients with epilepsy still have seizures and become drug-refractory...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025959/hypokalemia-associated-with-acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-in-an-esrd-patient
#19
Khaled Boobés, Robert M Rosa, Daniel Batlle
Ogilvie's syndrome, or acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, is characterized by massive dilation of the colon without mechanical obstruction. Water and electrolytes often can be sequestered in the dilated intestinal loops resulting in profuse and watery diarrhea as well as hypokalemia. We report an anuric, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) who developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction causing a prolonged hospitalization. He also developed severe hypokalemia with a serum potassium (K+) as low as 2...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018462/a-novel-mutation-of-abcc8-gene-in-a-patient-with-diazoxide-unresponsive-congenital-hyperinsulinism
#20
Ji Sook Park, Hong-Jun Lee, Chan-Hoo Park
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a rare condition that can cause irreversible brain damage during the neonatal period owing to the associated hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia in CHI occurs secondary to the dysregulation of insulin secretion. CHI has been established as a genetic disorder of islet-cell hyperplasia, associated with a mutation of the ABCC8 or KCNJ11 genes, which encode the sulfonylurea receptor 1 and the inward rectifying potassium channel (Kir6.2) subunit of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel, respectively...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
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