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EDITORIAL
Holger Nilsson
The maintenance of the milieu intérieur is at an essential concept in physiology. The first line of defence against perturbations of the internal environment consists of the homeostatic mechanisms that maintain constancy of the extracellular fluid. A second line of defence is the maintenance of a constant intracellular environment, should the extracellular have been compromised. In this issue of Acta Physiologica, Bonde and Boedtkjer(1) study the maintenance of intracellular pH under situations of increased acidity and reduced sodium concentration in the extracellular environment...
April 21, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414295/high-salt-intake-reprioritizes-osmolyte-and-energy-metabolism-for-body-fluid-conservation
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Kento Kitada, Steffen Daub, Yahua Zhang, Janet D Klein, Daisuke Nakano, Tetyana Pedchenko, Louise Lantier, Lauren M LaRocque, Adriana Marton, Patrick Neubert, Agnes Schröder, Natalia Rakova, Jonathan Jantsch, Anna E Dikalova, Sergey I Dikalov, David G Harrison, Dominik N Müller, Akira Nishiyama, Manfred Rauh, Raymond C Harris, Friedrich C Luft, David H Wassermann, Jeff M Sands, Jens Titze
Natriuretic regulation of extracellular fluid volume homeostasis includes suppression of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, pressure natriuresis, and reduced renal nerve activity, actions that concomitantly increase urinary Na+ excretion and lead to increased urine volume. The resulting natriuresis-driven diuretic water loss is assumed to control the extracellular volume. Here, we have demonstrated that urine concentration, and therefore regulation of water conservation, is an important control system for urine formation and extracellular volume homeostasis in mice and humans across various levels of salt intake...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412222/targeted-drug-distribution-in-tumor-extracellular-fluid-of-gd2-expressing-neuroblastoma-patient-derived-xenografts-using-sn-38-loaded-nanoparticles-conjugated-to-the-monoclonal-antibody-3f8
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Carles Monterrubio, Sonia Paco, Nagore G Olaciregui, Guillem Pascual-Pasto, Monica Vila-Ubach, Maria Cuadrado-Vilanova, M Mar Ferrandiz, Helena Castillo-Ecija, Romina Glisoni, Nataliya Kuplennik, Achim Jungbluth, Carmen de Torres, Cinzia Lavarino, Nai-Kong V Cheung, Jaume Mora, Alejandro Sosnik, Angel M Carcaboso
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor with high expression of the tumor associated antigen disialoganglioside GD2. Despite initial response to induction therapy, nearly 50% of high-risk neuroblastomas recur because of chemoresistance. Here we encapsulated the topoisomerase-I inhibitor SN-38 in polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) surface-decorated with the anti-GD2 mouse mAb 3F8 at a mean density of seven antibody molecules per NP. The accumulation of drug-loaded NPs targeted with 3F8 versus with control antibody was monitored by microdialysis in patient-derived GD2-expressing neuroblastoma xenografts...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407637/pneumatic-compression-but-not-exercise-can-avoid-intradialytic-hypotension-a-randomized-trial
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Valeria R C Álvares, Camila D Ramos, Benedito J Pereira, Ana Lucia Pinto, Rosa M A Moysés, Bruno Gualano, Rosilene M Elias
BACKGROUND: Conventional hemodialysis (HD) is associated with dialysis-induced hypotension (DIH) and ineffective phosphate removal. As the main source of extracellular fluid removed during HD are the legs, we sought to reduce DIH and increase phosphate removal by using cycling and pneumatic compression, which would potentially provide higher venous return, preserving central blood flow and also offering more phosphate to the dialyzer. METHODS: We evaluated 21 patients in a randomized crossover fashion in which each patient underwent 3 different HD: control; cycling exercise during the first 60 min; and pneumatic compression during the first 60 min...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403176/faster-flux-of-neurotransmitter-glutamate-during-seizure-evidence-from-13c-enrichment-of-extracellular-glutamate-in-kainate-rat-model
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Keiko Kanamori
The objective is to examine how the flux of neurotransmitter glutamate from neurons to the extracellular fluid, as measured by the rate of 13C enrichment of extracellular glutamate (GLUECF), changes in response to seizures in the kainate-induced rat model of temporal-lobe epilepsy. Following unilateral intrahippocampal injection of kainate, GLUECF was collected by microdialysis from the CA1/CA3 region of awake rats, in combination with EEG recording of chronic-phase recurrent seizures and intravenous infusion of [2,5-13C]glucose...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395182/sensitive-luminescent-reporter-viruses-reveal-appreciable-release-of-hepatitis-c-virus-ns5a-protein-into-the-extracellular-environment
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Nicholas S Eyre, Amanda L Aloia, Michael A Joyce, Monrat Chulanetra, D Lorne Tyrrell, Michael R Beard
The HCV NS5A protein is essential for viral RNA replication and virus particle assembly. To study the viral replication cycle and NS5A biology we generated an infectious HCV construct with a NanoLuciferase (NLuc) insertion within NS5A. Surprisingly, beyond its utility as a sensitive reporter of cytoplasmic viral RNA replication, we also observed strong luminescence in cell culture fluids. Further analysis using assembly-defective viruses and subgenomic replicons revealed that infectious virus production was not required for extracellular NS5A-NLuc activity but was associated with enrichment of extracellular NS5A-NLuc in intermediate-density fractions similar to those of exosomes and virus particles...
April 7, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393699/approaches-of-the-transcriptomic-analysis-in-astrocytes-potential-pharmacological-targets
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George E Barreto, Rosa M Gómez, Rosa Helena Bustos, Diego A Forero, Gjumrakch Aliev, Jerzy Leszek, Valentina Echeverria, Janneth Gonzalez
Astrocytes are important glial cells involved in the ionic regulation of the extracellular fluid in the Central Nervous System (CNS), the formation of the blood brain barrier (BBB) and the support to neurons for the maintaining of the Krebs cycle intermediaries. Even though these cells are known to be important for the brain functioning, several of their functions and their development have not been fully elucidated. In this context, identifying the algorithms used for their analysis plays a pivotal role in the development of new strategies in the study of astrocytes...
April 6, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386390/acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-cells-produce-large-extracellular-vesicles-containing-organelles-and-an-active-cytoskeleton
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Suzanne M Johnson, Clare Dempsey, Catriona Parker, Aleksandr Mironov, Helen Bradley, Vaskar Saha
Extracellular vesicles have been described in non-paracrine cellular interactions in cancer. We report a similar phenomenon in B-cell precursor (BCP) acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Using advanced microscopy and high throughput screening, we further characterise a subset of large vesicles (LEVs) identified in cell lines, murine models of human BCP-ALL and clinical samples. Primary ALL blasts and cell lines released heterogeneous anucleate vesicles <6 micron into extracellular fluids. Larger LEVs were enclosed in continuous membranes, contained intact organelles and demonstrated an organised cytoskeleton...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381432/the-effect-of-fluid-overload-on-sleep-apnoea-severity-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Owen D Lyons, Toru Inami, Elisa Perger, Azadeh Yadollahi, Christopher T Chan, T Douglas Bradley
As in heart failure, obstructive and central sleep apnoea (OSA and CSA, respectively) are common in end-stage renal disease. Fluid overload characterises end-stage renal disease and heart failure, and in heart failure plays a role in the pathogenesis of OSA and CSA. We postulated that in end-stage renal disease patients, those with sleep apnoea would have greater fluid volume overload than those without.End-stage renal disease patients on thrice-weekly haemodialysis underwent overnight polysomnography on a nondialysis day to determine their apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI)...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378030/potassium-regulation-in-the-neonate
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Melvin Bonilla-Félix
Potassium, the major cation in intracelluar fluids, is essential for vital biological functions. Neonates maintain a net positive potassium balance, which is fundamental to ensure somatic growth but places these infants, especially those born prematurely, at risk for life-threatening disturbances in potassium concentration [K(+)] in the extracellular fluid compartment. Potassium conservation is achieved by maximizing gastrointestinal absorption and minimizing renal losses. A markedly low glomerular filtration rate, plus adaptations in tubular transport along the nephron, result in low potassium excretion in the urine of neonates...
April 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373014/the-combyn%C3%A2-ecg-adding-haemodynamic-and-fluid-leads-for-the-ecg-part-ii-prediction-of-total-body-water-tbw-extracellular-fluid-ecf-ecf-overload-fat-mass-fm-and-dry-appendicular-muscle-mass-appmm
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Falko Skrabal, Georg P Pichler, Mathias Penatzer, Johannes Steinbichl, Anna-Katharina Hanserl, Alfred Leis, Herbert Loibner
Simultaneous with a 12 channel ECG, body composition was analysed by segmental multi-frequency impedance analysis in 101 healthy subjects and in 118 patients with chronic heart failure (CHF, n= 40), chronic renal failure with haemodialysis (HD, n= 20), and miscellaneous internal diseases (n= 58). Whole body DXA and sodium bromide dilution were used as reference methods for total body water (TBW), extracellular fluid (ECF), appendicular muscle mass (AppMM) and fat mass (FM). Empirical prediction equations were developed in a randomized evaluation sample and then evaluated in unknowns...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363505/a-different-scintigraphic-approach-to-evaluate-the-glomerular-filtration-rate
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T Haciosmanoglu, A O Karacalioglu, T Eyileten, S Ince, N Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Multiple nuclear medicine techniques for measuring renal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are available but some of them are not practical in daily routine use and others have some accuracy issues. Hence the aim of the study was to design a new camera-based approach to measure the GFR and to compare our results with other measured GFR (mGFR) and estimated GFRs (eGFRs) derived from available measurements and equations used in daily clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 34 patients were included in the study...
March 28, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362852/novel-phosphate-activated-macrophages-prevent-ectopic-calcification-by-increasing-extracellular-atp-and-pyrophosphate
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Ricardo Villa-Bellosta, Magda R Hamczyk, Vicente Andrés
PURPOSE: Phosphorus is an essential nutrient involved in many pathobiological processes. Less than 1% of phosphorus is found in extracellular fluids as inorganic phosphate ion (Pi) in solution. High serum Pi level promotes ectopic calcification in many tissues, including blood vessels. Here, we studied the effect of elevated Pi concentration on macrophage polarization and calcification. Macrophages, present in virtually all tissues, play key roles in health and disease and display remarkable plasticity, being able to change their physiology in response to environmental cues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351041/mechanisms-of-retinal-fluid-accumulation-and-blood-retinal-barrier-breakdown
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José Cunha-Vaz
Macular edema is the swelling of the central portion of the human retina and it is associated with increased retinal thickness. It can be simply defined as an excess of fluid within the retinal tissue. It must be realized that the normal retina possesses a functional extracellular space. With regard to the extracellular volume of the retina, there have been few physiologic studies, but there are reported values of 24.8% for the cerebrum and 23.6% for the cerebellum. It is accepted that the retinal extracellular space is similar to the brain...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346854/breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-differentiating-fat-from-fluid-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-segmentation
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Yuka Sen, Yi Qian, Louise Koelmeyer, Robert Borotkanics, Robyn Ricketts, Helen Mackie, Thomas C Lam, Kevin Ho Shon, Hiroo Suami, John Boyages
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is an iatrogenic complication after breast cancer treatment in which lymph fluid in the affected limb progresses to fat deposition and fibrosis that are amenable to liposuction treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for lymphedema can differentiate fat tissue from fluid, but estimating relative volumes remains problematic. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients underwent routine bilateral arm MRI both before and after liposuction for advanced lymphedema...
March 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338830/varying-influences-of-aldosterone-on-the-plasma-potassium-concentration-in-blacks-and-whites
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Wanzhu Tu, George J Eckert, Brian S Decker, John Howard Pratt
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone acts to restrain the extracellular potassium (K+) concentration. Blacks have on average lower plasma aldosterone concentrations (PACs) than Whites. Whether this ethnic difference is associated with similar changes in the concentration of K+ is unclear. METHODS: Subjects were Blacks and Whites from an observational study of blood pressure regulation. PAC was known to be significantly lower in Blacks than Whites. We sought to test the hypothesis that the concentration of K+ remains constant despite variability in PAC...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337665/effect-of-efflux-transporter-inhibition-on-the-distribution-of-fluconazole-in-the-rat-brain
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Wei Wang, Na Zheng, Jiatang Zhang, Xusheng Huang, Shengyuan Yu
Multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) and organic anion transporters (OATs) are expressed on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB), preventing the entry of or the pumping out of numerous molecules. Fluconazole is widely used to treat fungal meningoencephalitis. The effect of these transporters on the distribution of fluconazole in the brain is unclear. We used microdialysis to compare the distribution of fluconazole in the rat brain with and without co-administration of probenecid, a MRP and OAT inhibitor...
March 24, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336525/extracellular-tdp-43-aggregates-target-mapk-mak-mrk-overlapping-kinase-mok-and-trigger-caspase-3-il-18-signaling-in-microglia
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María M Leal-Lasarte, Jaime M Franco, Adahir Labrador-Garrido, David Pozo, Cintia Roodveldt
Dysregulated microglial responses are central in neurodegenerative proteinopathies, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar disease (FTLD). Pathologic TDP-43, which is typically found in intracellular inclusions, is a misfolding protein with emerging roles in ALS and FTLD. Recently, TDP-43 species have been found in extracellular fluids of patients; however, the overall implications of TDP-43-mediated signaling linked to neuroinflammation are poorly understood. Our work-the first, to our knowledge, to focus on innate immunity responses to TDP-43 aggregates-shows that such species are internalized by microglia and cause abnormal mobilization of endogenous TDP-43...
March 23, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333068/effects-of-reactive-oxygen-species-on-tubular-transport-along-the-nephron
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REVIEW
Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Jeffrey L Garvin
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are oxygen-containing molecules naturally occurring in both inorganic and biological chemical systems. Due to their high reactivity and potentially damaging effects to biomolecules, cells express a battery of enzymes to rapidly metabolize them to innocuous intermediaries. Initially, ROS were considered by biologists as dangerous byproducts of respiration capable of causing oxidative stress, a condition in which overproduction of ROS leads to a reduction in protective molecules and enzymes and consequent damage to lipids, proteins, and DNA...
March 23, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328660/addressing-the-barriers-to-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-use-in-major-burns-alternate-electrode-placement
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Pippa Kenworthy, Tiffany L Grisbrook, Michael Phillips, William Gibson, Fiona M Wood, Dale W Edgar
Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is a method used to assess body composition and fluid distribution. As a technology for measurement of fluid shifts during acute burn resuscitation, there are potential barriers to its use due to the location of wounds. This study aimed to determine whether alternate electrode positions were a suitable alternative compared to standardized (manufacturer) positions in moderate to large size burns for the measurement of BIS resistance and fluid changes. BIS measurements were collected in standard and alternate electrode placements and in an open wound and Acticoat™ dressing condition...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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