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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633927/dencichine-ameliorates-kidney-injury-in-induced-type-ii-diabetic-nephropathy-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signalling-pathway
#1
Li Jie, Qiu Pengcheng, He Qiaoyan, Bi Linlin, Zhang Meng, Wang Fang, Jia Min, Yan Li, Zhang Ya, Yang Qian, Wang Siwang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), a common complication associated with both type I and type II diabetes mellitus (DM), is a major cause of chronic nephropathy and a common cause of end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) throughout the world. This study is aimed to determine whether dencichine (De) can ameliorate renal damage in high-glucose-and-fat diet combined STZ (streptozocin) induced DN in type II DM rats and to investigate the potential underlying mechanisms. Markers of metabolism, diabetes, and renal function, and levels of extracellular matrix (ECM) collagen I (Col I), collagen IV (Col IV), fibronectin (FN) and laminin (LN), and of proteins in the TGF-β/Smad pathway were analysed through RT-PCR, western blot, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613962/significant-association-between-renal-function-and-area-of-amyloid-deposition-in-kidney-biopsy-specimens-in-both-aa-amyloidosis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-al-amyloidosis
#2
Takeshi Kuroda, Naohito Tanabe, Eriko Hasegawa, Ayako Wakamatsu, Yukiko Nozawa, Hiroe Sato, Takeshi Nakatsue, Yoko Wada, Yumi Ito, Naofumi Imai, Mitsuhiro Ueno, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
The kidney is a major target organ for systemic amyloidosis, which results in proteinuria and an elevated serum creatinine level. The clinical manifestations and precursor proteins of amyloid A (AA) and light-chain (AL) amyloidosis are different, and the renal damage due to amyloid deposition also seems to differ. The purpose of this study was to clarify haw the difference in clinical features between AA and AL amyloidosis are explained by the difference in the amount and distribution of amyloid deposition in the renal tissues...
June 14, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612243/increased-expression-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-in-peripheral-blood-is-associated-with-lupus-nephritis
#3
Wei Kong, Wei Deng, Yue Sun, Saisai Huang, Zhuoya Zhang, Bingyu Shi, Weiwei Chen, Xiaojun Tang, Genhong Yao, Xuebing Feng, Lingyun Sun
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease manifested by multiorgan impairment. It is reported that B cells participate in the onset of SLE. Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk), as a downstream signaling molecule of B cell antigen receptor (BCR) signaling pathway, is involved in the development, activation, and survival of B cells. The aim of our study was to explore the specific role of Btk in lupus nephritis (LN). We determined the percentages of Btk+ B cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from SLE patients by flow cytometry and analyzed the correlation between the percentage of Btk+ B cells and lupus-related clinical indexes...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605383/quadruple-immunostaining-of-the-olfactory-bulb-for-visualization-of-olfactory-sensory-axon-molecular-identity-codes
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Naoki Ihara, Yuji Ikegaya, Haruki Takeuchi
The mouse olfactory system is often used to study mechanisms of neural circuit formation because of its simple anatomical structure. An Olfactory Sensory Neuron (OSN) is a bipolar cell with a single dendrite and a single unbranched axon. An OSN expresses only one Olfactory Receptor (OR) gene, OSNs expressing a given type of OR converge their axons to a few sets of invariant glomeruli in the Olfactory Bulb (OB). A remarkable feature of OSN projection is that the expressed ORs play instructive roles in axonal projection...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595914/ischemia-induced-glomerular-parietal-epithelial-cells-hyperplasia-commonly-misdiagnosed-cellular-crescent-in-renal-biopsy
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Yeting Zeng, Xinrui Wang, Feilai Xie, Zhiyong Zheng
Ischemic pseudo-cellular crescent (IPCC) that is induced by ischemia and composed of hyperplastic glomerular parietal epithelial cells resembles cellular crescent. In this study, we aimed to assess the clinical and pathological features of IPCC in renal biopsy to avoid over-diagnosis and to determine the diagnostic basis. 4 IPCC cases diagnosed over a 4-year period (2012-2015) were evaluated for the study. Meanwhile, 5 cases of ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis and 5 cases of lupus nephritis (LN) were selected as control...
April 20, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583862/recovery-of-glomerular-morphology-in-the-olfactory-bulb-of-young-mice-after-disruption-caused-by-continuous-odorant-exposure
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Fernanda Monjaraz-Fuentes, Diana Millán-Adalco, Marcela Palomero-Rivero, Robyn Hudson, René Drucker-Colín
Olfactory glomeruli are the first synaptic site of the olfactory system and are formed by the convergence of axons of the same type of sensory neurons onto the olfactory bulbs of the brain. Although the anatomical organization of glomeruli is conserved across species, their particular role in olfactory processing remains uncertain. We studied the composition and maintenance of glomeruli by means of a genetic model, mI7-IRES-tauGFP knock-in young mice, where the cytoskeleton of sensory neurons expressing the mI7 olfactory receptor is tagged with green fluorescent protein...
June 2, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579613/bioengineering-kidney-glomerulus-on-a-chip
#7
Susan J Allison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559966/wedelolactone-from-eclipta-alba-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-enhanced-cell-proliferation-of-human-renal-mesangial-cells-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Peicheng Shen, Xuejun Yang, Jian Jiang, Xianxian Wang, Tingyu Liang, Liqun He
Mesangial cells of glomerulus which could produce and degrade several ECMs, take part in the repair and update of mesangial matrix and GBM, regulate glomerular filtration rate, secret cytokines and phagocytose immune complexes contribute a lot to physiological functions and pathological reactions of glomerular. There inflammation response of abnormal proliferation induced by LPS could lead to renal damage. Herein, wedelolactone, an active chemical constituent extracted from leaves of Eclipta alba, was used to explore if it could be an effective inhibitor of the proliferative response of HRMCs...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557965/the-assessment-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertension-the-role-of-hyperuricemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-chronic-kidney-disease-preliminary-study
#9
Monika Komendarek-Kowalska
For the last few years, the role of uric acid in the pathogenesis of the hypertension and chronic kidney disease has drawn attention due to the increasing prevalence of the aforementioned states. Uric acid (UA), formed as a result of purine metabolism, is subject in the renal proximal tubule to filtration, reabsorption and secretion. The mechanisms of deleterious effect of UA on the kidney involve endothelial damage and the increment of hydrostatic pressure in the glomerulus which in turn lead to hypertrophy and glomerulosclerosis...
May 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553500/zwitterionic-near-infrared-fluorescent-agents-for-noninvasive-real-time-transcutaneous-assessment-of-kidney-function
#10
Jiaguo Huang, Stefanie Weinfurter, Cristina Daniele, Rossana Perciaccante, Rodeghiero Federica, Leopoldo Della Ciana, Johannes Pill, Norbert Gretz
We developed novel zwitterionic near infrared (NIR) fluorescent agents (ABZWCY-HPβCD and AAZWCY-HPβCD), which exhibit favorable hydrophilicity, low plasma protein binding, high stability and non-toxicity. These attractive characteristics ensure that they are excreted rapidly, without any skin accumulation or metabolism in vivo. More importantly, zwitterionic HPβCD based agents can be efficiently filtrated by the glomerulus and completely excreted through the kidneys into urine without reabsorption or secretion in the kidney proximal tubule...
April 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531838/antimicrobial-agents-triclosan-chloroxylenol-methylisothiazolinone-and-borax-used-in-cleaning-had-genotoxic-and-histopathologic-effects-on-rainbow-trout
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Erol Capkin, Tuna Ozcelep, Sevki Kayis, Ilhan Altinok
Triclosan (TRC), chloroxylenol (PCMX) and methylisothiazolinone (MIT) have been commonly used as an antimicrobial in soaps while borax (BRX) is used in household cleaning. After using these chemicals, they are washed down drains and getting into the aquatic ecosystem in which they may affect aquatic living organisms. In the present study, the chronic effects of TRC, PCMX, MIT and BRX on genotoxicity, gene expression and histopathology of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were evaluated for 40 days under semi static condition...
May 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527702/crispr-cas9-induced-disruption-of-wt1a-and-wt1b-reveals-their-different-roles-in-kidney-and-gonad-development-in-nile-tilapia
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Dongneng Jiang, Jinlin Chen, Zheng Fan, Dejie Tan, Jiue Zhao, Hongjuan Shi, Zhilong Liu, Wenjing Tao, Minghui Li, Deshou Wang
Wilms tumor 1 (Wt1) is an essential factor for urogenital system development. Teleosts have two wt1s, named as wt1a and wt1b. In this study, the expression pattern of wt1a and wt1b and their functions on the urogenital system were analyzed by in situ hybridization and CRISPR/Cas9. wt1a was found to be expressed in the glomerulus at 3 dah (days after hatching), earlier than wt1b. wt1a and wt1b were simultaneously expressed in the somatic cells of gonads at 3 dah, while their cell locations were similar, but not identical in adult fish gonads...
May 18, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522884/profiles-of-periglomerular-cells-in-the-olfactory-bulb-of-prokineticin-type-2-receptor-deficient-mice
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Atsuko Kubo, Mitsugu Sujino, Koh-Hei Masumoto, Atsuko Fujioka, Toshio Terashima, Yasufumi Shigeyoshi, Mamoru Nagano
Both prokineticin receptor 2 (pkr2) and prokineticin 2 (pk2) gene-deficient mice have hypoplasia of the main olfactory bulb (MOB). This hypoplasia has been attributed to disruption of the glomerulus that is caused by loss of afferent projection from olfactory sensory neurons (OSN), and to the impaired migration of granule cells, a type of interneuron. In the present study, we examined whether migration of the second type of interneuron, periglomerular cells (PGC), is dependent on the pkr2 expression by observing the localization of distinct subpopulations of PGC: calretinin (CR)-, calbindin (CB)- and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-expressing neurons...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516997/peptide-and-antibody-ligands-for-renal-targeting-nanomedicine-strategies-for-kidney-disease
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Jonathan Wang, Jacqueline J Masehi-Lano, Eun Ji Chung
The kidney is one of the body's main filtration organs, and hence, opportunity exists for designing nanomedicine that can naturally accumulate in the kidneys for renal diseases. In addition to traditional physiochemical properties for kidney accumulation, such as size and charge, synthesized nanoparticles can be conjugated with targeting ligands which further home the nanocarriers to cell types of interest. In this review, we highlight key studies that have shown success in utilizing peptide- or antibody-based ligands in nanoparticles to target the glomerulus, podocytes, or renal tubule cells in the kidney...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508976/idiopathic-collapsing-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-an-81-year-old-japanese-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Jun Yamazaki, Eriko Kanehisa, Wakaba Yamaguchi, Jiro Kumagai, Kiyotaka Nagahama, Hajime Fujisawa
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is classified into five variants, with the collapsing variant being the most rare. Collapsing FSGS is characterized by a black racial predominance and is often associated with human immunodeficiency virus-associated nephropathy. However, the number of idiopathic cases is increasing and the presentation of non-black patients becoming more routine. Our analysis of 15 previous reports investigating FSGS variants shows that the collapsing variant accounts for 10.6 % of FSGS cases and its average age of onset is 32 years old...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503551/a-case-of-fibrillary-glomerulonephritis-with-fibril-deposition-in-the-arteriolar-wall-and-a-family-history-of-renal-disease
#16
Kentaro Watanabe, Kentaro Nakai, Nozomi Hosokawa, Shuhei Watanabe, Keiji Kono, Shunsuke Goto, Hideki Fujii, Shigeo Hara, Shinichi Nishi
Herein, we report a case of fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FGN). FGN usually shows non-amyloidal fibrils in the mesangium and glomerular capillary walls on electron microscopy. Inherited cases of FGN have been reported in only 3 families, and the suspected genetic form was autosomal dominant. In the present case, the deposition of microfibrils in the arteriolar wall as well as the glomerulus is unique. Our patient's father died of nephrotic syndrome, and his elder brother had a biopsy-proven glomerulopathy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502661/an-adenosine-receptor-for-olfaction-in-fish
#17
Noriko Wakisaka, Nobuhiko Miyasaka, Tetsuya Koide, Miwa Masuda, Towako Hiraki-Kajiyama, Yoshihiro Yoshihara
Nucleotides released from food sources into environmental water are supposed to act as feeding cues for many fish species. However, it remains unknown how fish can sensitively detect those nucleotides. Here we discover a novel olfactory mechanism for ATP sensing in zebrafish. Upon entering into the nostril, ATP is efficiently converted into adenosine through enzymatic reactions of two ecto-nucleotidases expressed in the olfactory epithelium. Adenosine subsequently activates a small population of olfactory sensory neurons expressing a novel adenosine receptor A2c that is unique to fishes and amphibians...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501082/a-high-content-screening-technology-for-quantitatively-studying-podocyte-dynamics
#18
REVIEW
Jochen Reiser, Ha Won Lee, Vineet Gupta, Mehmet M Altintas
Podocytes form the visceral layer of a kidney glomerulus and express a characteristic octopus-like cellular architecture specialized for the ultrafiltration of blood. The cytoskeletal dynamics and structural elasticity of podocytes rely on the self-organization of highly interconnected actin bundles, and the maintenance of these features is important for the intact glomerular filtration. Development of more differentiated podocytes in culture has dramatically increased our understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating podocyte actin dynamics...
May 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458345/hydrogen-rich-water-attenuates-renal-injury-and-fibrosis-by-regulation-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induced-sirt1
#19
Zhaoyu Xing, Wanma Pan, Jing Zhang, Xianlin Xu, Xuemei Zhang, Xiaozhou He, Min Fan
The current research was designed to study the role of hydrogen in renal fibrosis and the renal epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). Hydrogen rich water (HW) was used to treat animal and cell models. Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) was performed on Balb/c mice to create a model of renal fibrosis. Human kidney proximal tubular epithelial cells (HK-2 cells) were treated with TGF-β1 for 36 h to induce EMT. Serum creatinine (Scr) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) were measured to test renal function, in addition, kidney histology and immunohistochemical staining of alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) positive cells was performed to examine the morphological changes...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451893/immunology-of-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Manuela Colucci, Giorgia Corpetti, Francesco Emma, Marina Vivarelli
The pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) is as yet unknown, but several lines of evidence indicate that the immune system may play a crucial pathogenic role in non-genetic INS. The most important of these are, first, the effectiveness of therapy based on immunosuppression and, second, a vast body of data derived both from experimental models and from patient studies that implicate T cells and more recently B cells as major players in INS pathogenesis. However, recent findings also suggest a direct role of podocytes as drivers of the disease process, and the interplay between the glomerulus and the immune system is still being elucidated...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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