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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790390/collecting-duct-principal-but-not-intercalated-cell-prorenin-receptor-regulates-renal-sodium-and-water-excretion
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Nirupama Ramkumar, Deborah Stuart, Elena Mironova, Nikita Abraham, Yang Gao, Shuping Wang, Jayalakshmi Lakshmipathi, James D Stockand, Donald E Kohan
The collecting duct is the predominant nephron site of prorenin and prorenin receptor (PRR) expression. We previously demonstrated that the collecting duct PRR regulates epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) activity and water transport; however, which cell type is involved remains unclear. Herein, we examined the effects of principal cell (PC) or intercalated cell (IC) PRR deletion on renal Na+ and water handling. PC or IC PRR KO mice were obtained by crossing floxed PRR mice with mice harboring Cre recombinase under the control of the AQP2 or B-1 subunit of the H+ ATPase promoters, respectively...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790388/graft-function-assessment-in-mouse-models-of-single-and-dual-kidney-transplantation
#2
Lei Wang, Ximing Wang, Shan Jiang, Jin Wei, Jacentha Buggs, Liying Fu, Jie Zhang, Ruisheng Liu
Animal models of kidney transplantation (KTX) are widely used in studying immune response of hosts to implanted grafts. Additionally, KTX can be used in generating kidney-specific knockout animal models by transplantation of kidneys from donors with global knockout of a gene to wild type recipients or vise verse. Dual kidney transplantation (DKT) provides a more physiological environment for recipients than single kidney transplantation (SKT). However, DKT in mice is rare due to technical challenges. In this study, we successfully performed DKT in mice and compared the hemodynamic response and graft function with SKT...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789431/clinical-and-pathology-findings-associate-consistently-with-larger-glomerular-volume
#3
Aleksandar Denic, Jerry Mathew, Venkata V Nagineni, R Houston Thompson, Bradley C Leibovich, Lilach O Lerman, John C Lieske, Mariam P Alexander, Joshua J Augustine, Walter K Kremers, Andrew D Rule
Background Glomerular volume increases when demand exceeds nephron supply, which may lead to glomerulosclerosis. It is unclear if determinants of glomerular volume are consistent between populations that differ by severity of comorbidities. Methods We studied kidney biopsy specimens from living kidney donors ( n =2453) and patients who underwent radical nephrectomy for a renal tumor ( n =780). We scanned specimen sections into high-resolution digital images, manually traced glomerular profiles, and calculated mean glomerular volumes using the Weibel-Gomez stereologic formula (separately for nonsclerosed glomeruli and globally sclerosed glomeruli)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789348/gestational-low-protein-intake-enhances-whole-kidney-mir-192-and-mir-200-family-expression-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-rat-adult-male-offspring
#4
Letícia B Sene, Victor Hugo Gonçalves Rizzi, José A R Gontijo, Patricia A Boer
Studies have shown that adult offspring of mothers fed a protein-restricted diet during pregnancy present a pronounced reduction of nephron number associated with decreased fractional urinary sodium excretion and arterial hypertension. Additionally, recent advances in our understanding of the molecular pathways that govern the association of gestational nutritional restriction, intrauterine growth retardation and inflammation with impaired nephrogenesis, nephron underdosing and kidney fibrosis point to the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a common factor...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786180/-bartter-syndrome-severe-rare-orphan-kidney-disease-a-step-towards-therapy-through-pharmacogenetic-and-epidemiological-studies
#5
EDITORIAL
Elena Conte, Paola Imbrici, Dalila Sahbani, Antonella Liantonio, Diana Conte
Bartter syndromes (BS) types 1-5 are rare salt-losing tubulopathies presenting with overlapping clinical phenotypes including marked salt wasting and hypokalemia leading to polyuria, polydipsia, volume contraction, muscle weakness and growth retardation. These diseases are due to an impairment of sodium, potassium, chloride reabsorption caused by mutations in genes encoding for ion channel or transporters expressed in specific nephron tubule segments. Particularly, BS type 3 is a clinically heterogeneous form caused by mutations in CLCNKB gene which encodes the ClC-Kb chloride channel involved in NaCl reabsorption in the renal tubule...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784808/hamartin-regulates-cessation-of-mouse-nephrogenesis-independently-of-mtor
#6
Oded Volovelsky, Thi Nguyen, Alison E Jarmas, Alexander N Combes, Sean B Wilson, Melissa H Little, David P Witte, Eric W Brunskill, Raphael Kopan
Nephrogenesis concludes by the 36th week of gestation in humans and by the third day of postnatal life in mice. Extending the nephrogenic period may reduce the onset of adult renal and cardiovascular disease associated with low nephron numbers. We conditionally deleted either Mtor or Tsc1 (coding for hamartin, an inhibitor of Mtor) in renal progenitor cells. Loss of one Mtor allele caused a reduction in nephron numbers; complete deletion led to severe paucity of glomeruli in the kidney resulting in early death after birth...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784191/outcomes-of-robot-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-for-clinical-t2-renal-tumors-a-multicenter-analysis-rosula-collaborative-group
#7
Riccardo Bertolo, Riccardo Autorino, Giuseppe Simone, Ithaar Derweesh, Juan D Garisto, Andrea Minervini, Daniel Eun, Sisto Perdona, James Porter, Koon Ho Rha, Alexander Mottrie, Wesley M White, Luigi Schips, Bo Yang, Kenneth Jacobsohn, Robert G Uzzo, Ben Challacombe, Matteo Ferro, Jay Sulek, Umberto Capitanio, Uzoma A Anele, Gabriele Tuderti, Manuela Costantini, Stephen Ryan, Ahmet Bindayi, Andrea Mari, Marco Carini, Aryeh Keehn, Giuseppe Quarto, Michael Liao, Kidon Chang, Alessandro Larcher, Geert De Naeyer, Ottavio De Cobelli, Francesco Berardinelli, Chao Zhang, Peter Langenstroer, Alexander Kutikov, David Chen, Nicolo De Luyk, Chandru P Sundaram, Francesco Montorsi, Robert J Stein, Georges Pascal Haber, Lance J Hampton, Prokar Dasgupta, Michele Gallucci, Jihad Kaouk, Francesco Porpiglia
BACKGROUND: While partial nephrectomy (PN) represents the standard surgical management for cT1 renal masses, its role for cT2 tumors is controversial. Robot-assisted PN (RAPN) is being increasingly implemented worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To analyze perioperative, functional, and oncological outcomes of RAPN for cT2 tumors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective analysis of a large multicenter, multinational dataset of patients with nonmetastatic cT2 masses treated with robotic surgery (ROSULA: RObotic SUrgery for LArge renal mass)...
May 18, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782346/claudins-and-nephrolithiasis
#8
Allein Plain, R Todd Alexander
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The greatest risk factor for kidney stone formation is increased urinary calcium excretion. Most filtered calcium is reabsorbed from the proximal tubule and the thick ascending limb (TAL) of Henle's loop via a paracellular pathway. Claudins are tight junction proteins that confer the permeability properties of an epithelium. We review the contribution of renal claudins to nephron calcium permeability and how perturbations in these pathways cause alterations in tubular calcium transport, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis, or nephrolithiasis...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777692/an-optimal-serum-free-defined-condition-for-in-vitro-culture-of-kidney-organoids
#9
Masaki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Kimura, Naomi Yanagawa, Morgan Hamon, Peter Hauser, Lifu Zhao, Oak D Jo, Norimoto Yanagawa
Kidney organoid is an emerging topic of importance for research in kidney development and regeneration. Conventional culture systems for kidney organoids reported thus far use culture media containing serum, which may compromise our understanding and the potential clinical applicability of the organoid system. In our present study, we tested two serum-free culture conditions and compared their suitability for the maintenance and growth of kidney organoids in culture. One of the serum-free culture conditions was the combination of keratinocytes serum free medium (KSFM) with knockout serum replacement (KSR) (KSFM + KSR), and the other was the combination of knockout DMEM/F12 (KD/F12) and KSR (KD/F12 + KSR)...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774822/partial-nephrectomy-in-central-renal-tumors
#10
Sohrab Arora, Craig Rogers
Nephron-sparing surgery, especially through a minimally invasive approach, is increasingly being performed for incidentally detected renal masses with excellent outcomes. Tumors in central location remain a surgical challenge during nephron-sparing surgery. In this chapter, we discuss the minimally invasive management of these tumors, which include complex hilar tumors and endophytic central tumors, with a focus on surgical technique. The key to management of these tumors is to maintain good preoperative hydration, achieving adequate exposure of tumor, and the use of intraoperative ultrasound to plan the resection plane...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774809/robotic-partial-nephrectomy-for-a-peripheral-renal-tumor
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Caleb A Cooper, Cheuk Fan Shum, Chandru P Sundaram
Partial nephrectomy (PN) is the preferred surgical treatment for T1 renal tumors whenever technically feasible. When properly performed, it allows preservation of nephron mass without compromising oncologic outcomes. This reduces the postoperative risk of renal insufficiency, which translates into better overall survival for the patients. PN can be technically challenging, because it requires the surgeon to complete the tasks of tumor excision, hemostasis and renorrhaphy, all within an ischemic time of preferably below 30 minutes...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770967/developmental-programming-of-renal-function-nephron-endowment-and-beyond
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Andrew G Woodman, Stephane L Bourque
In the face of adversity, the fetal kidney doesn't fare well. When resources are limiting due to pregnancy complications such as placental insufficiency, maternal hypoxia, or nutrient deficiencies, kidney development is often compromised, showing signs of reduced growth, defective nephrogenesis, and abnormal morphology. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770263/evaluation-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-renal-outcome-following-nephron-sparing-surgery
#13
Gautam Ram Choudhary, Arup Kumar Mandal, Uttam Mete, Ravimohan Mavuduru, Anish Bhatacharia, Anupam Lal, Suresh Goyal
Purpose: Preservation of renal function after nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) is multifactorial and the impact of individual factors on it is still a debate. This prospective study investigates the impact of factors responsible for quantitative and functional outcome after NSS. Patients and Methods: Fifty-two patients of localized renal mass (≤7 cm) were included in the study. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography abdomen was performed for characterization of tumor...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766469/proteinuric-glomerulopathy-in-an-adolescent-with-a-distal-partial-trisomy-chromosome-1
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Takaya Sasaki, Masahiro Okabe, Takeshi Tosaki, Yu Honda, Masahiro Ishikawa, Nobuo Tsuboi, Takashi Yokoo
We report a case of distal partial trisomy 1 from q32.1 to 41 that have exhibited proteinuric glomerulopathy. The patient was a 17-year-old adolescent with clinical features of low birth weight, mild mental retardation and mild deafness, from the birth. He exhibited non-nephrotic range proteinuria with the mild obesity since the age of sixteen. Image studies did not reveal morphological abnormalities of the kidneys. Renal biopsy findings showed no definitive evidence of primary glomerular diseases, and were characterized by a very low glomerular density, glomerulomegaly and focal effacement of podocyte foot processes...
May 16, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764415/perioperative-outcomes-of-zero-ischemia-radiofrequency-ablation-assisted-tumor-enucleation-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-results-of-182-patients
#15
Chengwei Zhang, Xiaozhi Zhao, Suhan Guo, Changwei Ji, Wei Wang, Hongqian Guo
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the perioperative outcomes of zero ischemia radiofrequency ablation-assisted tumor enucleation. METHODS: Patients undergoing zero ischemia radiofrequency ablation-assisted tumor enucleation were retrospectively identified from July 2008 to March 2013. The tumor was enucleated after RFA treatment. R.E.N.A.L., PADUA and centrality index (C-index) score systems were used to assess each tumor case. We analyzed the correlation of perioperative outcomes with these scores...
May 15, 2018: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760664/reduced-renal-mass-salt-sensitive-hypertension-is-resistant-to-renal-denervation
#16
Ionut Tudorancea, Thomas E Lohmeier, Barbara T Alexander, Dragos Pieptu, Dragomir N Serban, Radu Iliescu
Aim: Activation of the sympathetic nervous system is common in resistant hypertension (RHT) and also in chronic kidney disease (CKD), a prevalent condition among resistant hypertensives. However, renal nerve ablation lowers blood pressure (BP) only in some patients with RHT. The influence of loss of nephrons per se on the antihypertensive response to renal denervation (RDNx) is unclear and was the focus of this study. Methods: Systemic hemodynamics and sympathetically mediated low frequency oscillations of systolic BP were determined continuously from telemetrically acquired BP recordings in rats before and after surgical excision of ∼80% of renal mass and subsequent RDNx...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749404/endogenous-hepcidin-synthesis-protects-the-distal-nephron-against-hemin-and-hemoglobin-mediated-necroptosis
#17
Rachel P L van Swelm, Madelon Vos, Frank Verhoeven, Frank Thévenod, Dorine W Swinkels
Hemoglobinuria is associated with kidney injury in various hemolytic pathologies. Currently, there is no treatment available and its pathophysiology is not completely understood. Here we studied the potential detrimental effects of hemoglobin (Hb) exposure to the distal nephron (DN). Involvement of the DN in Hb kidney injury was suggested by the induction of renal hepcidin synthesis (p < 0.001) in mice repeatedly injected with intravenous Hb. Moreover, the hepcidin induction was associated with a decline in urinary kidney injury markers 24p3/NGAL and KIM1, suggesting a role for hepcidin in protection against Hb kidney injury...
May 10, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737520/na-restriction-activates-enac-in-rat-kidney-through-two-mechanisms-and-decreases-distal-na-delivery
#18
Gustavo Frindt, Lei Yang, Krister Bamberg, Lawrence G Palmer
KEY POINTS: Dietary Na restriction, through the mineralocorticoid aldosterone, acts on epithelial Na channels (ENaC) through both fast (24 hrs) and slow (5 to 7 days) mechanisms in the kidney. The fast effect entails increased proteolytic processing and trafficking of channel protein to the apical membrane. It is rapidly reversible by the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist eplerenone and is largely lost when tubules are studied ex vivo. The slow effect does not require increased processing or surface expression, is refractory to acute eplerenone treatment, and is preserved ex vivo...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733801/evaluation-of-renal-tumors-in-children
#19
Gülçin Bozlu, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak
OBJECTIVE: Renal tumors are not uncommon in children. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical and pathological features of renal tumors in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2017, the records of children with renal tumors in our institution were retrospectively analyzed. Data collected were composed of demographic and clinical characteristics including gender, age at time of diagnosis, symptoms, laterality of the tumor and pathological evaluation...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732207/oncological-and-functional-efficacy-of-nephron-sparing-surgery-versus-radical-nephrectomy-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-stages-%C3%A2-ct1b-a-single-institution-matched-analysis
#20
Ralf Veys, Firas Abdollah, Alberto Briganti, Maarten Albersen, Hein Van Poppel, Steven Joniau
Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to compare oncological outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN) versus radical nephrectomy (RN) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) clinical stages ≥T1b, in a retrospective propensity-score matched cohort of a high-volume, tertiary referral center. This paper also aims to compare renal function and complication rates between groups. Material and methods: Our single-institution RCC database was queried to select patients with clinical stages defined by tumor size (T), lymph nodes(N), and metastasis (M) scores of T1b-4 N0 M0, that underwent PN or RN between 2000 and 2014...
2018: Central European Journal of Urology
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