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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329095/investigation-of-silver-ag-deposition-in-tissues-from-stranded-cetaceans-by-autometallography-amg
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Wen-Ta Li, Hui-Wen Chang, Meng-Hsien Chen, Hue-Ying Chiou, Bang-Yeh Liou, Victor Fei Pang, Wei-Cheng Yang, Chian-Ren Jeng
Silver, such as silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), has been widely used in commercial products and may be released into the environment. The interaction between Ag deposition and biological systems is raising serious concerns because of one health consideration. Cetaceans, as the top predators of the oceans, may be exposed to Ag/Ag compounds and suffer negative health impacts from the deposition of these compounds in their bodies. In the present study, we utilized autometallography (AMG) to localize the Ag in the liver and kidney tissues of cetaceans and developed a model called the cetacean histological Ag assay (CHAA) to estimate the Ag concentrations in the liver and kidney tissues of cetaceans...
January 9, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321950/manifestations-of-renal-impairment-in-fructose-induced-metabolic-syndrome
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Kameliya Bratoeva, George S Stoyanov, Albena Merdzhanova, Mariya Radanova
Introduction International studies show an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with metabolic syndrome (MS). It is assumed that the major components of MS - obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension - are linked to renal damage through the systemic release of several pro-inflammatory mediators, such as uric acid (UA), C-reactive protein (CRP), and generalized oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of kidney impairment and manifestations of dysfunction in rats with fructose-induced MS...
November 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319433/renal-damage-induced-by-the-pesticide-methyl-parathion-in-male-wistar-rats
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Victor Hugo Fuentes-Delgado, María Consolación Martínez-Saldaña, María Luisa Rodríguez-Vázquez, Miguel Arturo Reyes-Romero, José Luis Reyes-Sánchez, Fernando Jaramillo-Juárez
Little information is apparently available regarding the nephrotoxic effects induced by pesticides. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of low doses of methyl parathion (MP) on the structure and function of the kidney of male Wistar rats. A corn oil (vehicle) was administered to control rats, whereas treated rats received MP at 0.56 mg/kg orally (1/25 of LD50), every third day, for 8 weeks. At the end of each week following MP exposure, creatinine and glucose levels were measured in plasma, while glucose, inorganic phosphate, total proteins, albumin, and activity of γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) were determined in urine...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316804/renal-protective-effect-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Xu Cao, Siping Xiong, Yebo Zhou, Zhi-Yuan Wu, Lei Ding, Yike Zhu, Mark Wood, Matthew Whiteman, Philip K Moore, Jin-Song Bian
AIMS: Cisplatin is a major therapeutic drug for solid tumors, but can cause severe nephrotoxicity. However, the role and therapeutic potential of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), an endogenous gaso-transmitter, in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity remains to be defined. RESULTS: Cisplatin led to the impairment of H2S production in vitro and in vivo by downregulating the expression level of cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE), which may contribute to the subsequent renal proximal tubule (RPT) cell death and thereby renal toxicity...
January 9, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309806/decreased-expression-of-megalin-and-cubilin-and-altered-mitochondrial-activity-in-tenofovir-nephrotoxicity
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Alexandre Cez, Isabelle Brocheriou, François-Xavier Lescure, Clovis Adam, Pierre-Marie Girard, Gilles Pialoux, Søren K Moestrup, Soraya Fellahi, Jean-Philippe Bastard, Pierre Ronco, Emmanuelle Plaisier
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is a commonly used antiretroviral drug for HIV, rarely causing Fanconi syndrome and acute kidney injury. We retrospectively analyzed the clinico-pathological presentation of 20 cases of tenofovir-induced tubulopathy, and investigated the renal expression of the megalin and cubilin proteins, as well as the mitochondrial respiratory chain activity. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) before TDF exposure was 92 ml/min/1,73m2, decreasing to 27.5 ml/min/1,73m2 at the time of biopsy, with 30% of patients requiring renal replacement therapy...
January 5, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307864/long-term-exposure-of-fine-particulate-matter-causes-hypertension-by-impaired-renal-d1-receptor-mediated-sodium-excretion-via-upregulation-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-type-4-expression-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Xi Lu, Zhengmeng Ye, Shuo Zheng, Hongmei Ren, Jing Zeng, Xinquan Wang, Pedro A Jose, Ken Chen, Chunyu Zeng
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence supports an important association between air pollution exposure and hypertension. However, the mechanisms are not clear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our present study found that long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) causes hypertension and impairs renal sodium excretion, which might be ascribed to lower D1 receptor expression and higher D1 receptor phosphorylation, accompanied with a higher G-protein-coupled receptor kinase type 4 (GRK4) expression...
January 7, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305327/renal-tubular-damage-caused-by-cylindrospermopsin-cyanotoxin-in-mice
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A C N Moraes, V F Magalhães
Cylindrospermopsin (CYN) is a cyanotoxin and a hydrophilic alkaloid of 415 Da. The principal effect of CYN is the inhibition of protein synthesis, and it can damage various organs. Studies have demonstrated that the kidney is the most affected organ. CYN has played roles in at least two poisoning cases, i.e., the mysterious Palm Island disease in Australia and the event at Caruaru in Brazil. Therefore, we aimed to determine how CYN disrupts the renal tissue. Dose-response curves following single intraperitoneal injections of purified CYN (at 0, 16, 32, 64 and 128 μg CYN/kg body weight) were created in 10-week-old male BALB/C mice (n = 4)...
January 2, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304720/the-effect-of-cholesterol-overload-on-mouse-kidney-and-kidney-derived-cells
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Shoko Honzumi, Miho Takeuchi, Mizuki Kurihara, Masachika Fujiyoshi, Masashi Uchida, Kenta Watanabe, Takaaki Suzuki, Itsuko Ishii
INTRODUCTION: Dyslipidemia is one of the onset and risk factors of chronic kidney disease and renal function drop is seen in lipoprotein abnormal animal models. However, the detailed molecular mechanism of renal lipotoxicity has not been clarified. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the influence of cholesterol overload using mouse kidney tissue and kidney-derived cultured cells. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were fed normal diet (ND) or 1.25% cholesterol-containing high-cholesterol diet (HCD) for 11 weeks, and we used megalin as a proximal tubule marker for immunohistology...
November 2018: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304496/the-protective-effect-of-shikonin-on-renal-tubular-epithelial-cell-injury-induced-by-high-glucose
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Yuna Tong, Junlan Chuan, Lan Bai, Jianyou Shi, Lei Zhong, Xingmei Duan, Yuxuan Zhu
Hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress is thought to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Treating high-glucose (HG)-induced proximal tubule injury has become a patential therapeutic option to attenuate the onset and progression of DN. The present study aimed to investigate the renoprotective effect of shikonin, the chief active compound extracted from the roots of the traditional Chinese herb Lithospermum erythrorhizon, on HG-induced cytotoxicity in NRK-52E cells. Treating cells with HG significantly reduce cell viability while also significantly increasing content of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 2, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303644/expression-of-glutamate-transporters-in-mouse-liver-kidney-and-intestine
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Qiu Xiang Hu, Sigrid Ottestad-Hansen, Silvia Holmseth, Bjørnar Hassel, Niels Christian Danbolt, Yun Zhou
Glutamate transport activities have been identified not only in the brain, but also in the liver, kidney, and intestine. Although glutamate transporter distributions in the central nervous system are fairly well known, there are still uncertainties with respect to the distribution of these transporters in peripheral organs. Quantitative information is mostly lacking, and few of the studies have included genetically modified animals as specificity controls. The present study provides validated qualitative and semi-quantitative data on the excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT)1-3 subtypes in the mouse liver, kidney, and intestine...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300302/splicing-analysis-of-exonic-ocrl-mutations-causing-lowe-syndrome-or-dent-2-disease
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Lorena Suarez-Artiles, Ana Perdomo-Ramirez, Elena Ramos-Trujillo, Felix Claverie-Martin
Mutations in the OCRL gene are associated with both Lowe syndrome and Dent-2 disease. Patients with Lowe syndrome present congenital cataracts, mental disabilities and a renal proximal tubulopathy, whereas patients with Dent-2 disease exhibit similar proximal tubule dysfunction but only mild, or no additional clinical defects. It is not yet understood why some OCRL mutations cause the phenotype of Lowe syndrome, while others develop the milder phenotype of Dent-2 disease. Our goal was to gain new insights into the consequences of OCRL exonic mutations on pre-mRNA splicing...
January 4, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289466/angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-inhibits-expression-and-function-of-insulin-receptor-in-rat-renal-proximal-tubule-cells
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Yang Yang, Caiyu Chen, Chunjiang Fu, Zaicheng Xu, Cong Lan, Yongchun Zeng, Zhi Chen, Pedro A Jose, Ye Zhang, Chunyu Zeng
Both renin-angiotensin systems and insulin participate in kidney-involved blood pressure regulation. Activation of angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) decreases sodium reabsorption in renal proximal tubule (RPT) cells, whereas insulin produces the opposite effect. We presume that AT2R has an inhibitory effect on insulin receptor expression in RPT cells, which may affect renal sodium transport and therefore be of physiological or pathological significance. Our present study found that activation of AT2R inhibited insulin receptor expression in a concentration and time-dependent manner in RPT cells from Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats...
December 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286340/slc9a3-protein-is-critical-for-acrosomal-formation-in-postmeiotic-male-germ-cells
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Ya-Yun Wang, Han-Sun Chiang, Chiao-Yin Cheng, Yi-No Wu, Yung-Chih Lin, Hsuan-Che Liu, Wei-Kung Tsai, Yen-Lin Chen, Ying-Hung Lin
Solute carrier family 9 isoform 3 (SLC9A3), a Na⁺/H⁺ exchanger, regulates the transepithelial absorption of Na⁺ and water and is primarily expressed on the apical membranes of the intestinal epithelium, renal proximal tubule, epididymis, and vas deferens. Loss of the Slc9a3 allele in mice enhances intestinal fluid and causes diarrhoea as a consequence of diminished Na⁺ and HCO₃- absorption. Hence, the loss also causes male infertility and reveals the abnormal dilated lumen of the rete testis and calcification in efferent ductules...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282485/identification-of-a-novel-lncrna-induced-by-the-nephrotoxin-ochratoxin-a-and-expressed-in-human-renal-tumor-tissue
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Mirjana Polovic, Sandro Dittmar, Isabell Hennemeier, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Barbara Seliger, Paolo Fornara, Gerit Theil, Patrick Azinovic, Alexander Nolze, Marcel Köhn, Gerald Schwerdt, Michael Gekle
Long non-coding RNAs represent a fraction of the transcriptome that is being increasingly recognized. For most of them no function has been allocated so far. Here, we describe the nature and function of a novel non-protein-coding transcript, named WISP1-AS1, discovered in human renal proximal tubule cells exposed to the carcinogenic nephrotoxin ochratoxin A. WISP1-AS1 overlaps parts of the fourth intron and fifth exon of the Wnt1-inducible signaling pathway protein 1 (WISP1) gene. The transcript is 2922 nucleotides long, transcribed in antisense direction and predominantly localized in the nucleus...
December 27, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277328/induction-of-cytochrome-p450-4a14-contributes-to-angiotensin-ii-induced-renal-fibrosis-in-mice
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Yunfeng Zhou, Jingwei Yu, Jia Liu, Rong Cao, Wen Su, Sha Li, Shiqi Ye, Chenggang Zhu, Xiaolin Zhang, Hu Xu, Hua Chen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Youfei Guan
Angiotensin II (AngII) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and associated renal injuries. To elucidate the molecular mechanism by which AngII induces renal damage, we found that AngII infusion significantly induced CYP4A14 expression in renal proximal tubule cells (RPTCs) with marked increases in blood pressure and proteinuria. Renal production of the major CYP4A metabolite, 20-HETE, was also significantly increased in the AngII-treated mice. Compared to wild-type (WT) mice, CYP4A14 knockout (CYP4A14-/-) mice exhibited significantly lower levels of blood pressure, renal 20-HETE production, proteinuria and renal fibrosis following AngII infusion...
December 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275531/renal-phosphate-handling-and-inherited-disorders-of-phosphate-reabsorption-an-update
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Carsten A Wagner, Isabel Rubio-Aliaga, Nati Hernando
Renal phosphate handling critically determines plasma phosphate and whole body phosphate levels. Filtered phosphate is mostly reabsorbed by Na+-dependent phosphate transporters located in the brush border membrane of the proximal tubule: NaPi-IIa (SLC34A1), NaPi-IIc (SLC34A3), and Pit-2 (SLC20A2). Here we review new evidence for the role and relevance of these transporters in inherited disorders of renal phosphate handling. The importance of NaPi-IIa and NaPi-IIc for renal phosphate reabsorption and mineral homeostasis has been highlighted by the identification of mutations in these transporters in a subset of patients with infantile idiopathic hypercalcemia and patients with hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets with hypercalciuria...
December 23, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273565/identification-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-and-propiverine-interaction-partners-and-their-potential-role-in-the-propiverine-mediated-nephropathy
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Marcia Y Maier, Lisanne Luks, Oliver Baudendistel, Valentin Wittmann, Daniel R Dietrich
Propiverine, a frequently-prescribed pharmaceutical for the treatment of symptoms associated with overactive bladder syndrome, provoked massive intranuclear and cytosolic protein inclusions in rat proximal tubule epithelium, primarily consisting of the peroxisomal targeting signal 1 (PTS1) containing protein d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO). As this type of nephropathy was also observed for other drugs, the aim was to determine whether propiverine interferes with trafficking and/or import of peroxisomal proteins...
December 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251736/pge2-ep1-receptor-inhibits-vasopressin-dependent-water-reabsorption-and-sodium-transport-in-mouse-collecting-duct
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Rania Nasrallah, Joseph Zimpelmann, David Eckert, Jamie Ghossein, Sean Geddes, Jean-Claude Beique, Jean-Francois Thibodeau, Chris R J Kennedy, Kevin D Burns, Richard L Hébert
PGE2 regulates glomerular hemodynamics, renin secretion, and tubular transport. This study examined the contribution of PGE2 EP1 receptors to sodium and water homeostasis. Male EP1-/- mice were bred with hypertensive TTRhRen mice (Htn) to evaluate blood pressure and kidney function at 8 weeks of age in four groups: wildtype (WT), EP1-/-, Htn, HtnEP1-/-. Blood pressure and water balance were unaffected by EP1 deletion. COX1 and mPGE2 synthase were increased and COX2 was decreased in mice lacking EP1, with increases in EP3 and reductions in EP2 and EP4 mRNA throughout the nephron...
December 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244860/lithium-reduces-blood-glucose-levels-but-aggravates-albuminuria-in-btbr-ob-ob-mice
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Theun de Groot, Lars Damen, Leanne Kosse, Mohammad Alsady, Rosalinda Doty, Ruben Baumgarten, Susan Sheehan, Johan van der Vlag, Ron Korstanje, Peter M T Deen
Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) plays an important role in the development of diabetes mellitus and renal injury. GSK3 inhibition increases glucose uptake in insulin-insensitive muscle and adipose tissue, while it reduces albuminuria and glomerulosclerosis in acute kidney injury. The effect of chronic GSK3 inhibition in diabetic nephropathy is not known. We tested the effect of lithium, the only clinical GSK3 inhibitor, on the development of diabetes mellitus and kidney injury in a mouse model of diabetic nephropathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241623/knockout-of-the-interleukin-36-receptor-protects-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reduction-of-proinflammatory-cytokines
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Hirofumi Nishikawa, Yoshinori Taniguchi, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Naoki Arima, Mamoru Masaki, Yoshiko Shimamura, Kosuke Inoue, Taro Horino, Shimpei Fujimoto, Kentaro Ohko, Toshihiro Komatsu, Keiko Udaka, Shigetoshi Sano, Yoshio Terada
IL-36, a newly named member of the IL-1 cytokine family, includes 3 isoforms, IL-36α, IL-36β, and IL-36γ, all of which bind to a heterodimer containing the IL-36 receptor (IL-36R). Little is known about the role of the IL-36 axis in acute kidney injury (AKI) pathogenesis. Therefore, we evaluated IL-36 function in the bilateral renal ischemia-reperfusion injury model of AKI using IL-36R knockout and wild-type mice. IL-36R was found to be expressed in the kidney, mainly in proximal tubules. In IL-36R knockout mice, plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and IL-6 levels after ischemia-reperfusion injury were significantly lower than those in wild-type mice...
December 11, 2017: Kidney International
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