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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911373/the-mouse-isolated-perfused-kidney-technique
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Jan Czogalla, Frank Schweda, Johannes Loffing
The mouse isolated perfused kidney (MIPK) is a technique for keeping a mouse kidney under ex vivo conditions perfused and functional for 1 hr. This is a prerequisite for studying the physiology of the isolated organ and for many innovative applications that may be possible in the future, including perfusion decellularization for kidney bioengineering or the administration of anti-rejection or genome-editing drugs in high doses to prime the kidney for transplantation. During the time of the perfusion, the kidney can be manipulated, renal function can be assessed, and various pharmaceuticals administered...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902984/evaluation-of-club-cell-10-kda-protein-cc10-levels-in-full-term-infants
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Nasim Gorji, Aprile L Pilon, Melissa E Winn, Morgan Newsome, Jonathan M Davis
BACKGROUND: The club cell 10-kDa protein (CC10) is a homeostatic protein that is produced in the lung, diffuses into the blood, and is then excreted into the urine and stool. CC10 is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and to have lower endogenous production in preterm infants. OBJECTIVES: As recombinant human CC10 (rhCC10) is being studied in preterm infants to reduce lung injury, understanding CC10 levels in term infants with normal lungs is needed to establish appropriate target dosing ranges...
December 1, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900971/chronic-kidney-disease-stages-among-diabetes-patients-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis
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Richard K D Ephraim, Eric Arthur, W K B A Owiredu, Prince Adoba, Hope Agbodzakey, Ben A Eghan
Diabetes patients worldwide are at a high risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which affects their quality of life and increases the risk of early death. This study used the new kidney disease improving global outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines to establish the prevalence and also identify the factors associated with CKD among diabetes patients in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Two hundred (200) diabetes patients were randomly recruited from the diabetic clinic of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital from January to April 2014...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899974/validation-of-the-diagnostic-utility-of-urinary-midkine-for-the-detection-of-bladder-cancer
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Dana Vu Van, Ulrike Heberling, Manfred P Wirth, Susanne Fuessel
As it has been demonstrated previously that midkine (also known as neurite growth-promoting factor 2) protein levels in urine of bladder cancer (BCa) patients are increased compared to healthy controls, the present study validated the diagnostic utility of midkine in an independent patient cohort and compared the observed values with voided urine cytology (VUC), which is the current reference standard for non-invasive diagnosis of BCa. Voided urine samples were prospectively collected from 92 BCa patients and 70 control subjects...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898405/n-acetyl-cysteine-attenuated-the-deleterious-effects-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-on-the-kidney-of-non-diabetic-rats
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Karina Thieme, Karolline S Da Silva, Nelly T Fabre, Sergio Catanozi, Maria Beatriz Monteiro, Daniele Pereira Santos-Bezerra, Juliana Martins Costa-Pessoa, Maria Oliveira-Souza, Ubiratan F Machado, Marisa Passarelli, Maria Lucia Correa-Giannella
AIM: To assess the renal effects of chronic exposure to advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the absence of diabetes and the potential impact of concomitant treatment with the antioxidant N-acetyl cysteine (NAC). METHODS: Wistar rats received intraperitoneally 20 mg/kg/day of albumin modified (AlbAGE) or not (AlbC) by advanced glycation for 12 weeks and oral NAC (600mg/L; AlbAGE+NAC and AlbC+NAC, respectively). Biochemical, urinary and renal morphological analyses; carboxymethyl-lysine (CML, an AGE), CD68 (macrophage infiltration), and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE, marker of oxidative stress) immunostaining; intrarenal mRNA expression of genes belonging to pathways related to AGEs (Ager, Ddost, Nfkb1), renin-angiotensin system (Agt, Ren, Ace), fibrosis (Tgfb1, Col4a1), oxidative stress (Nox4, Txnip), and apoptosis (Bax, Bcl2); and reactive oxidative species (ROS) content were performed...
November 30, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896619/dqb1-060101-may-contribute-to-susceptibility-to-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-in-southern-han-chinese
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Wei Wang, Ming Li, Li Wang, Xueqing Yu
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is a common form of chronic glomerulonephritis with unknown pathogenesis. Accumulating evidences have shown the ethnic-specific association between certain human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and IgAN susceptibility. This study was designed to explore the relationship between HLA-DQB1 alleles and disease susceptibility and clinical manifestations of patients with IgAN in southern Han Chinese. A PCR sequence-based typing technique was used to detect HLA-DQB1 alleles in 217 IgAN patients and 229 healthy subjects...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891373/retrospective-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-in-hospital-outcomes-among-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-adults-with-acute-pyelonephritis
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Shailesh C Trivedi, Sanjeev R Phatak, Renu S Trivedi
INTRODUCTION: Acute Pyelonephritis (APN) is a common infection in community. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) may have different effect on clinical characteristics and outcomes of APN compared to non-diabetic individuals. AIM: To compare clinical characteristics and assess outcomes of APN patients with and without DM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 122 patients with DM (n=61) and without DM (n=61) was conducted at a single, private, urban set-up from Gujarat, India...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873218/characterization-of-glycan-structures-of-chondroitin-sulfate-glycopeptides-facilitated-by-sodium-ion-pairing-and-positive-mode-lc-ms-ms
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Jonas Nilsson, Fredrik Noborn, Alejandro Gomez Toledo, Waqas Nasir, Carina Sihlbom, Göran Larson
Purification and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) characterization of glycopeptides, originating from protease digests of glycoproteins, enables site-specific analysis of protein N- and O-glycosylations. We have described a protocol to enrich, hydrolyze by chondroitinase ABC, and characterize chondroitin sulfate-containing glycopeptides (CS-glycopeptides) using positive mode LC-MS/MS. The CS-glycopeptides, originating from the Bikunin proteoglycan of human urine samples, had ΔHexAGalNAcGlcAGalGalXyl-O-Ser hexasaccharide structure and were further substituted with 0-3 sulfate and 0-1 phosphate groups...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872236/preclinical-and-early-clinical-profile-of-a-highly-selective-and-potent-oral-inhibitor-of-aldosterone-synthase-cyp11b2
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Katrijn Bogman, Dietmar Schwab, Marie-Laure Delporte, Giuseppe Palermo, Kurt Amrein, Susanne Mohr, Maria Cristina De Vera Mudry, Morris J Brown, Philippe Ferber
Primary hyperaldosteronism is a common cause of resistant hypertension. Aldosterone is produced in the adrenal by aldosterone synthase (AS, encoded by the gene CYP11B2). AS shares 93% homology to 11β-hydroxylase (encoded by the gene CYP11B1), responsible for cortisol production. This homology has hitherto impeded the development of a drug, which selectively suppresses aldosterone but not cortisol production, as a new treatment for primary hyperaldosteronism. We now report the development of RO6836191 as a potent (Ki 13 nmol/L) competitive inhibitor of AS, with in vitro selectivity >100-fold over 11β-hydroxylase...
November 21, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865505/nitrogen-utilization-preweaning-nutrient-digestibility-and-growth-effects-of-holstein-dairy-calves-fed-2-amounts-of-a-moderately-high-protein-or-conventional-milk-replacer
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C E Chapman, T M Hill, D R Elder, P S Erickson
Studies have shown that calves fed milk replacers (MR) with crude protein (CP) concentrations greater than 20%, as typically found in conventional MR, have higher dry matter intakes (DMI) and greater average daily gains (ADG) but consume less starter, which can lead to stress during weaning and reduced rumen development. The greater amount of CP being fed to preweaned calves may alter their nitrogen (N) balance, and excess N may be excreted in the urine. The objective of this study was to determine N utilization in preweaned calves fed diets varying in the amount of CP and MR fed...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864665/risk-factors-for-bacteremia-in-urinary-tract-infections-attended-in-the-emergency-department
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Antonio Lalueza, Leticia Sanz-Trepiana, Noé Bermejo, Beatriz Yaiza, Alejandra Morales-Cartagena, María Espinosa, Rita García-Jiménez, Olga Jiménez-Rodríguez, Beatriz Ponce, David Lora, María Ángeles Orellana, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Santiago Bermejo, José María Aguado
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in emergency departments (ED), and at least 15% of them are bacteremic. However, there are few data on how to predict which patients are at high risk of developing bacteremic UTI (b-UTI). We performed a retrospective observational cohort study including patients diagnosed with UTI who were admitted to the ED of a tertiary-care hospital in Spain. We included only those patients in whom blood cultures were performed. A nomogram for b-UTI was developed as visualizations of a logistic regression model...
November 18, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863809/efficacy-and-safety-of-tau-aggregation-inhibitor-therapy-in-patients-with-mild-or-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-a-randomised-controlled-double-blind-parallel-arm-phase-3-trial
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Serge Gauthier, Howard H Feldman, Lon S Schneider, Gordon K Wilcock, Giovanni B Frisoni, Jiri H Hardlund, Hans J Moebius, Peter Bentham, Karin A Kook, Damon J Wischik, Bjoern O Schelter, Charles S Davis, Roger T Staff, Luc Bracoud, Kohkan Shamsi, John M D Storey, Charles R Harrington, Claude M Wischik
BACKGROUND: Leuco-methylthioninium bis(hydromethanesulfonate; LMTM), a stable reduced form of the methylthioninium moiety, acts as a selective inhibitor of tau protein aggregation both in vitro and in transgenic mouse models. Methylthioninium chloride has previously shown potential efficacy as monotherapy in patients with Alzheimer's disease. We aimed to determine whether LMTM was safe and effective in modifying disease progression in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease...
November 15, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847095/proteomic-analysis-and-translational-perspective-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-identification-of-diagnostic-protein-biomarkers-by-an-onco-proteogenomics-approach
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Shyh-Horng Chiou, King-Teh Lee
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been ranked as the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Typically, patients are already in advanced stages of liver cirrhosis at the time of HCC diagnosis. Because HCC is often detected at a late stage and is highly aggressive, noninvasive biomarkers are urgently needed for early diagnosis. Recent advances in gene-expression profiling technologies have enabled molecular classification of HCC into defined subclasses that provide a firm basis for further study of potential mechanisms and biomarkers underlying the development of HCC...
November 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843814/dimeric-and-trimeric-fusion-proteins-generated-with-fimbrial-adhesins-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Víctor M Luna-Pineda, Juan Pablo Reyes-Grajeda, Ariadnna Cruz-Córdova, Zeus Saldaña-Ahuactzi, Sara A Ochoa, Carmen Maldonado-Bernal, Vicenta Cázares-Domínguez, Leticia Moreno-Fierros, José Arellano-Galindo, Rigoberto Hernández-Castro, Juan Xicohtencatl-Cortes
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the main etiologic agent. Fimbriae assembled on the bacterial surface are essential for adhesion to the urinary tract epithelium. In this study, the FimH, CsgA, and PapG adhesins were fused to generate biomolecules for use as potential target vaccines against UTIs. The fusion protein design was generated using bioinformatics tools, and template fusion gene sequences were synthesized by GenScript in the following order fimH-csgA-papG-fimH-csgA (fcpfc) linked to the nucleotide sequence encoding the [EAAAK]5 peptide...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833243/short-term-effects-of-lovastatin-therapy-on-proteinuria-of-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-a-clinical-trial-study
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Alireza Sadighi, Javid Safa, Amir-Mansour Vatankhah, Sona Ghorashi, Aida Aharilahagh, Sina Davari-Farid, Ourmaan Nezami-Nargabad, Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad, Reza Piri, Parinaz Pishahang, Savalan Babapoor-Farrokhran, Sanam Fakour, Nastaran Ghodratnezhad-Azar
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and a progressive decline in glomerular filtration rate. The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A is a well-known agent that is active in lowering total plasma and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in cases with hypercholesterolemia. Hence, in this study, proteinuria changes at the beginning and after the withdrawal of lovastatin in patients with type 2 DN (T2DN) were studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lovastatin was administered for thirty male patients with T2DN and then was withdrawn...
September 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829434/human-papillomavirus-type-18-infection-in-a-female-renal-allograft-recipient-a-case-report
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Maksims Cistjakovs, Alina Sultanova, Olga Jermakova, Svetlana Chapenko, Baiba Lesina-Korne, Rafail Rozental, Dace Razeberga, Modra Murovska, Ieva Ziedina
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus type 18 is the second most common cause of cervical cancer and is found in 7 to 20 % of cases of cervical cancer. The oncogenic potential of high-risk human papillomavirus is associated with expression of early proteins E6 and E7. Due to long-term immunosuppressive therapy, renal transplant recipients have a higher risk of developing persistent human papillomavirus infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old white woman from Latvia with chronic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis received renal allograft transplantation and was prescribed immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine, prednisolone, and mycophenolate mofetil...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822291/monitoring-for-compliance-with-a-ketogenic-diet-what-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-test-for-urinary-ketosis
#17
Paul Urbain, Hartmut Bertz
BACKGROUND: The ketogenic diet (KD) is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat and adequate-protein diet with no calorie limit that induces a metabolic condition called "physiological ketosis". It was first introduced to treat epilepsy in the 1920s and has become quite popular recently as weight-loss and performance-enhancing diet. Its therapeutic use in a range of diseases is under investigation. During KD interventions people are supposed to monitor compliance with the dietary regimen by daily urine testing for ketosis...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814274/urinary-ngal-for-the-diagnosis-of-the-renal-injury-from-multiple-myeloma
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Wenhan Du, Ting Shen, Hui Li, Yingying Liu, Lagu He, Li Tan, Min Hu
OBJECTIVES: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has been proved as a sensitive biomarker in acute and chronic renal injury. Renal impairment is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM). We attempt to assess the value of NGAL for the early and accurate diagnosis of renal injury in MM patients. METHODOLOGY: Forty-five MM patients with CKD stage I to V(MM-renal group), 20 MM patients with normal kidney function (MM-non-renal group), and 37 healthy volunteers (healthy control) were compared for serum and urinary NGAL and other renal injury biomarkers (Creatinine[CRE]; Cystatin-C [CysC]; N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase [NAG])...
October 28, 2016: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813828/receptor-mediated-endocytosis-in-the-proximal-tubule
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Megan L Eshbach, Ora A Weisz
Cells lining the proximal tubule (PT) of the kidney are highly specialized for apical endocytosis of filtered proteins and small bioactive molecules from the glomerular ultrafiltrate to maintain essentially protein-free urine. Compromise of this pathway results in low molecular weight (LMW) proteinuria that can progress to end-stage kidney disease. This review describes our current understanding of the endocytic pathway and the multiligand receptors that mediate LMW protein uptake in PT cells, how these are regulated in response to physiologic cues, and the molecular basis of inherited diseases characterized by LMW proteinuria...
October 28, 2016: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812309/urinary-orosomucoid-validation-of-an-automated-immune-turbidimetric-test-and-its-possible-clinical-use
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Péter Kustán, Balázs Szirmay, Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Andrea Ludány, Ágnes Lakatos, Diána Mühl, Per Hjort Christensen, Attila Miseta, Gábor L Kovács, Tamás Kőszegi
INTRODUCTION: Besides routine serum markers of inflammatory diseases, the diagnostic potential of selected urinary proteins has not been fully exploited yet. Former studies revealed that urinary orosomucoid (u-ORM) might have complementary information in inflammatory disorders. Our aim was to develop and validate a fully automated method for u-ORM measurements and to evaluate its potential clinical impact on systemic inflammatory diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A particle-enhanced immune turbidimetric assay was validated for a Cobas 8000/c502 analyzer to determine u-ORM levels...
October 15, 2016: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
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