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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932475/intercalated-cell-depletion-and-vacuolar-h-atpase-mistargeting-in-an-ae1-r607h-knockin-model
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Rizwan Mumtaz, Francesco Trepiccione, J Christopher Hennings, Antje K Huebner, Bettina Serbin, Nicolas Picard, A K M Shahid Ullah, Teodor G Păunescu, Diane E Capen, Rawad M Lashhab, Isabelle Mouro-Chanteloup, Seth L Alper, Carsten A Wagner, Emmanuelle Cordat, Dennis Brown, Dominique Eladari, Christian A Hübner
Distal nephron acid secretion is mediated by highly specialized type A intercalated cells (A-ICs), which contain vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (V-type ATPase)-rich vesicles that fuse with the apical plasma membrane on demand. Intracellular bicarbonate generated by luminal H(+) secretion is removed by the basolateral anion-exchanger AE1. Chronically reduced renal acid excretion in distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) may lead to nephrocalcinosis and renal failure. Studies in MDCK monolayers led to the proposal of a dominant-negative trafficking mechanism to explain AE1-associated dominant dRTA...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926844/intracellular-requirements-for-passive-proton-transport-through-the-na-k-atpase
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Kevin S Stanley, Dylan J Meyer, Craig Gatto, Pablo Artigas
The Na(+),K(+)-ATPase (NKA or Na/K pump) hydrolyzes one ATP to exchange three intracellular Na+ (Na(+)i) for two extracellular K+ (K(+)o) across the plasma membrane by cycling through a set of reversible transitions between phosphorylated and dephosphorylated conformations, alternately opening ion-binding sites externally (E2) or internally (E1). With subsaturating [Na(+)]o and [K(+)]o, the phosphorylated E2P conformation passively imports protons generating an inward current (IH), which may be exacerbated in NKA-subunit mutations associated with human disease...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925669/biochemical-biophysical-and-cellular-techniques-to-study-the-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-giv-girdin
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Pradipta Ghosh, Nicolas Aznar, Lee Swanson, I-Chung Lo, Inmaculada Lopez-Sanchez, Jason Ear, Cristina Rohena, Nicholas Kalogriopoulos, Linda Joosen, Ying Dunkel, Nina Sun, Peter Nguyen, Deepali Bhandari
Canonical signal transduction via heterotrimeric G proteins is spatiotemporally restricted, i.e., triggered exclusively at the plasma membrane, only by agonist activation of G protein-coupled receptors via a finite process that is terminated within a few hundred milliseconds. Recently, a rapidly emerging paradigm has revealed a noncanonical pathway for activation of heterotrimeric G proteins via the nonreceptor guanidine-nucleotide exchange factor, GIV/Girdin. Biochemical, biophysical, and functional studies evaluating this pathway have unraveled its unique properties and distinctive spatiotemporal features...
December 7, 2016: Current Protocols in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924673/postnatal-outcome-and-placental-blood-flow-after-plasmapheresis-during-pregnancy
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Mária Jakó, Andrea Surányi, Márta Janáky, Péter Klivényi, László Kaizer, László Vécsei, György Bártfai, Gábor Németh
PURPOSE: Plasmapheresis in pregnancy adversely affects maternal hemodynamics, however there are studies suggesting it to reduce pregnancy loss in immunological diseases when medication is more harmful to the fetus. The overall optimal plasmapheresis treatment protocol remains unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pregnant with neuromyelitis optica was followed up after receiving six volumes of fresh frozen plasma via plasmapheresis. RESULTS: The placenta compensated the hemodynamic change until the 33rd week of gestation, resulting a small for gestational age, otherwise healthy girl...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919500/favorable-outcome-of-interferon-beta-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-treatment-with-corticosteroids-plasma-exchange-and-rituximab-a-case-report
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Lea M Gerischer, Eberhard Siebert, Oliver Janke, Gerhard Jan Jungehuelsing, Klemens Ruprecht
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare but increasingly recognized complication of interferon-beta therapy, which can be associated with serious sequelae. We report on a 53-year-old woman with a longstanding history of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who developed TMA after 15 years of high-dose treatment with subcutaneous interferon-beta-1a. The patient presented with headaches, an epileptic seizure, confusion, and arterial hypertension. Laboratory findings included thrombocytopenia and hemolytic anemia...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919346/disease-control-via-intensified-lipoprotein-apheresis-in-three-siblings-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Christina Taylan, Andrea Schlune, Thomas Meissner, Karolis Ažukaitis, Floris E A Udink Ten Cate, Lutz T Weber
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the prevalent monogenic form of hypercholesterolemia, carries the risk of premature coronary heart disease. Lipoprotein-apheresis is established in children with severe dyslipidemia. We present 3 siblings with a negative/negative residual low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor mutation (p.Trp577Arg), unresponsive to drug treatment. OBJECTIVE: Intensified lipoprotein-apheresis is well tolerated and results in permanently low lipid values without harming the health-related quality of life in children...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918546/mri-measurements-of-reporter-mediated-increases-in-transmembrane-water-exchange-enable-detection-of-a-gene-reporter
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Franz Schilling, Susana Ros, De-En Hu, Paula D'Santos, Sarah McGuire, Richard Mair, Alan J Wright, Elizabeth Mannion, Robin J M Franklin, André A Neves, Kevin M Brindle
Non-invasive imaging of gene expression can be used to track implanted cells in vivo but often requires the addition of an exogenous contrast agent that may have limited tissue access. We show that the urea transporter (UT-B) can be used as a gene reporter, where reporter expression is detected using (1)H MRI measurements of UT-B-mediated increases in plasma membrane water exchange. HEK cells transfected with the reporter showed an increased apparent water exchange rate (AXR), which increased in line with UT-B expression...
December 5, 2016: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918219/a-new-treatment-regimen-with-high-dose-and-fractioned-immunoglobulin-in-a-special-subgroup-of-severe-and-dependent-cidp-patients
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Rabab Debs, Pauline Reach, Corina Cret, Sophie Demeret, Samir Saheb, Thierry Maisonobe, Karine Viala
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is treated with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg), corticosteroids or plasma exchange (PE). IVIg dosage is not universal and markers for treatment management are needed. METHODS: We report the response to high-dose and fractioned IVIg in a subgroup of definite CIDP patients, resistant to corticosteroids and PE, responders to IVIg but with an efficacy window <15 days. RESULTS: Four patients were included with similar predominantly clinical motor form and conduction abnormalities...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916752/-novel-therapy-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Motoi Kuwahara, Susumu Kusunoki
The efficacy of plasma exchange (PE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapies for Guillain-Barré syndrome have been established by numerous randomized controlled trials. However, 10-20 % of GBS patients cannot walk without aid after one year from onset of the disease. Thus, new treatment is required for these intractable cases. The Japan GBS outcome study (J-GOS) has been conducted to identify clinical or biological markers that predict the prognosis of Japanese GBS patients at an early stage. In the future, we expect to provide intractable patients so predicted with novel therapy, including molecular target drugs...
December 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916127/in-situ-determination-of-v-v-by-diffusive-gradients-in-thin-films-and-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-techniques-using-amberlite-ira-410-resin-as-a-binding-layer
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Karen Silva Luko, Amauri Antonio Menegário, Carlos Alfredo Suárez, Makenly Tafurt-Cardona, Jorge Henrique Pedrobom, Ana Marta Cavinato Marchini Rolisola, Everton Tiago Sulato, Chang Hung Kiang
Amberlite IRA-410 anionic exchange resin was evaluated as the binding layer for sampling V(V) by using Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT). V(V) was determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Mass vs. time DGT deployments (ionic strength = 0.03 mol L(-1) NaNO3, pH = 5.6 and T = 23.5 ± 0.5 °C) was characterized by excellent linear relationship (R(2) = 0.9993) and a significant retention of V(V) by the binding layer. An exchange capacity of at least 40 μg V g(-1) resin was achieved for the proposed binding layer...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913748/a-3-year-follow-up-of-a-patient-with-acute-renal-failure-caused-by-thrombotic-microangiopathy-related-to-antiphospholipid-syndrome-case-report
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X-J Zhou, M Chen, S-X Wang, F-D Zhou, M-H Zhao
BACKGROUND: Microvascular manifestations of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in the kidneys include acute renal failure, thrombotic microangiopathy and hypertension. Therapy has been largely empiric. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old Chinese man presented with anuric acute renal failure without abundant proteinuria and heavy haematuria, but markedly low levels of urinary sodium, potassium and chlorine upon admission. On day 1 of hospitalization, his thrombocytopenia, anaemia and renal failure showed rapid progression...
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911813/spatiotemporal-imaging-of-small-gtpases-activity-in-live-cells
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Stephanie Voss, Dennis M Krüger, Oliver Koch, Yao-Wen Wu
Ras-like small GTPases function as molecular switches and regulate diverse cellular events. To examine the dynamics of signaling requires spatiotemporal visualization of their activity in the cell. Current small GTPase sensors rely on specific effector domains that are available for only a small number of GTPases and compete for endogenous regulator/effector binding. Here, we describe versatile conformational sensors for GTPase activity (COSGAs) based on the conserved GTPase fold. Conformational changes upon GDP/GTP exchange were directly observed in solution, on beads, and in live cells by Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911295/efficacy-and-safety-of-plasma-exchange-with-5-albumin-to-modify-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-concentrations-and-cognition-outcomes-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-a%C3%A2-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Mercè Boada, Fernando Anaya, Pilar Ortiz, Javier Olazarán, Joshua R Shua-Haim, Thomas O Obisesan, Isabel Hernández, Joan Muñoz, Mar Buendia, Montserrat Alegret, Asunción Lafuente, Lluís Tárraga, Laura Núñez, Mireia Torres, Joan Ramon Grifols, Isidre Ferrer, Oscar L Lopez, Antonio Páez
BACKGROUND: Studies conducted in animal models and humans suggest the presence of a dynamic equilibrium of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma compartments. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether plasma exchange (PE) with albumin replacement was able to modify Aβ concentrations in CSF and plasma as well as to improve cognition in patients with mild-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: In a multicenter, randomized, patient- and rater-blind, controlled, parallel-group, phase II study, 42 AD patients were assigned (1 : 1) to PE treatment or control (sham) groups...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910770/addition-of-zeolites-to-improve-the-functional-characteristics-of-the-hen-of-the-wood-or-maitake-medicinal-mushroom-grifola-frondosa-agaricomycetes
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Jovana Vunduk, Anita Klaus, Maja Kozarski, Radovan Dordevic, Zoran Miladinovic, Ljubinko Jovanovic, Miomir Niksic, Leonardus Johannes Lambertus Donatus Van Griensven
Kaolinite and the modified natural zeolite minazel plus (M+) were used as supplements in substrate used for the production of the medicinal mushroom Grifola frondosa. Growth stimulation, expressed as yield and biological efficiency, was observed when M+ (1%) was added. The production cycle was shortened by half as a result of the zeolites' ion-exchange ability, stimulation of enzyme activity, and water retain capacity. Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry of fruiting bodies showed the absence of heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, and lead), whereas the concentration of calcium increased greatly and the concentrations of iron, magnesium, and zinc increased moderately under the influence of M+...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910689/high-resolution-main-ion-charge-exchange-spectroscopy-in-the-diii-d-h-mode-pedestal
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B A Grierson, K H Burrell, C Chrystal, R J Groebner, S R Haskey, D H Kaplan
A new high spatial resolution main-ion (deuterium) charge-exchange spectroscopy system covering the tokamak boundary region has been installed on the DIII-D tokamak. Sixteen new edge main-ion charge-exchange recombination sightlines have been combined with nineteen impurity sightlines in a tangentially viewing geometry on the DIII-D midplane with an interleaving design that achieves 8 mm inter-channel radial resolution for detailed profiles of main-ion temperature, velocity, charge-exchange emission, and neutral beam emission...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910595/cleaning-of-first-mirrors-in-iter-by-means-of-radio-frequency-discharges
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F Leipold, R Reichle, C Vorpahl, E E Mukhin, A M Dmitriev, A G Razdobarin, D S Samsonov, L Marot, L Moser, R Steiner, E Meyer
First mirrors of optical diagnostics in ITER are subject to charge exchange fluxes of Be, W, and potentially other elements. This may degrade the optical performance significantly via erosion or deposition. In order to restore reflectivity, cleaning by applying radio frequency (RF) power to the mirror itself and thus creating a discharge in front of the mirror will be used. The plasma generated in front of the mirror surface sputters off deposition, restoring its reflectivity. Although the functionality of such a mirror cleaning technique is proven in laboratory experiments, the technical implementation in ITER revealed obstacles which needs to be overcome: Since the discharge as an RF load in general is not very well matched to the power generator and transmission line, power reflections will occur leading to a thermal load of the cable...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910528/compact-and-multi-view-solid-state-neutral-particle-analyzer-arrays-on-national-spherical-torus-experiment-upgrade
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D Liu, W W Heidbrink, K Tritz, E D Fredrickson, G Z Hao, Y B Zhu
A compact and multi-view solid state neutral particle analyzer (SSNPA) diagnostic based on silicon photodiode arrays has been successfully tested on the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade. The SSNPA diagnostic provides spatially, temporally, and pitch-angle resolved measurements of fast-ion distribution by detecting fast neutral flux resulting from the charge exchange (CX) reactions. The system consists of three 16-channel subsystems: t-SSNPA viewing the plasma mid-radius and neutral beam (NB) line #2 tangentially, r-SSNPA viewing the plasma core and NB line #1 radially, and p-SSNPA with no intersection with any NB lines...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910523/first-measurement-of-the-edge-charge-exchange-recombination-spectroscopy-on-east-tokamak
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Y Y Li, X H Yin, J Fu, D Jiang, S Y Feng, B Lyu, Y J Shi, Y Yi, X J Zhou, C D Hu, M Y Ye, B N Wan
An edge toroidal charge exchange recombination spectroscopy (eCXRS) diagnostic, based on a heating neutral beam injection (NBI), has been deployed recently on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). The eCXRS, which aims to measure the plasma ion temperature and toroidal rotation velocity in the edge region simultaneously, is a complement to the exiting core CXRS (cCXRS). Two rows with 32 fiber channels each cover a radial range from ∼2.15 m to ∼2.32 m with a high spatial resolution of ∼5-7 mm...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910369/improved-edge-charge-exchange-recombination-spectroscopy-in-diii-d
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C Chrystal, K H Burrell, B A Grierson, S R Haskey, R J Groebner, D H Kaplan, A Briesemeister
The charge exchange recombination spectroscopy diagnostic on the DIII-D tokamak has been upgraded with the addition of more high radial resolution view chords near the edge of the plasma (r/a > 0.8). The additional views are diagnosed with the same number of spectrometers by placing fiber optics side-by-side at the spectrometer entrance with a precise separation that avoids wavelength shifted crosstalk without the use of bandpass filters. The new views improve measurement of edge impurity parameters in steep gradient, H-mode plasmas with many different shapes...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910350/optimization-and-application-of-cooled-avalanche-photodiodes-for-spectroscopic-fluctuation-measurements-with-ultra-fast-charge-exchange-recombination-spectroscopy
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D D Truong, R J Fonck, G R McKee
The Ultra-Fast Charge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy (UF-CHERS) diagnostic is a highly specialized spectroscopic instrument with 2 spatial channels consisting of 8 spectral channels each and a resolution of ∼0.25 nm deployed at DIII-D to measure turbulent ion temperature fluctuations. Charge exchange emissions are obtained between 528 and 530 nm with 1 μs time resolution to study plasma instabilities. A primary challenge of extracting fluctuation measurements from raw UF-CHERS signals is photon and electronic noise...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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