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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778015/dietary-ala-epa-and-dha-have-distinct-effects-on-oxylipin-profiles-in-female-and-male-rat-kidney-liver-and-serum
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Shan Leng, Tanja Winter, Harold M Aukema
There is much data on the effects of dietary n-3 fatty acids on tissue fatty acid compositions, but comparable comprehensive data on their oxygenated metabolites (oxylipins) is limited. The effects of providing female and male rats with diets high in α-linolenic acid (ALA), EPA or DHA for 6 weeks on oxylipins and fatty acids in kidney, liver and serum were therefore examined. The oxylipin profile generally reflected fatty acids, but it also revealed unique effects of individual n-3 fatty acids that were not apparent from fatty acid data alone...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773137/microsatellite-pattern-analysis-of-neospora-caninum-from-a-naturally-infected-goat-fetus
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Lucía María Campero, María Laura Gos, Dadin Prando Moore, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Juan Manuel Unzaga, Gastón Moré, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora, María Cecilia Venturini
Neospora caninum is an apicomplexan protozoan responsible for abortion in ruminants. The present study aimed to diagnose an abortion from an Anglo Nubian goat from a dairy herd located in Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The goat delivered a fetus of approximately 3 months gestation that was studied by indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT), Immunoblot (IB), histopathology (HP), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and molecular assays (PCR, sequencing and microsatellite genotyping). Interferon gamma knock-out mice were inoculated with a pool of tissues for isolation attempts...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769543/the-cytokine-secretion-profile-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-determined-by-surface-structure-of-the-microenvironment
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Daniëlle G Leuning, Nick R M Beijer, Nadia A du Fossé, Steven Vermeulen, Ellen Lievers, Cees van Kooten, Ton J Rabelink, Jan de Boer
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) secrete factors that contribute to organ homeostasis and repair in a tissue specific manner. For instance, kidney perivascular mesenchymal stromal cells (kPSCs) can facilitate renal epithelial repair through secretion of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) while the secretome of bone marrow MSCs gives rise to immunosuppression. Stromal cells function in a complex 3-dimensional (3D) connective tissue architecture that induces conformational adaptation. Here we tested the hypothesis that surface topography and associated cell adaptations dictate stromal cell function through tuning of the cytokines released...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769043/early-renal-damage-among-children-living-in-the-region-of-highest-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-in-sri-lanka
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S B Agampodi, G S Amarasinghe, P G C R Naotunna, C S Jayasumana, S H Siribaddana
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is grouped with several other epidemics of similar nature across the world as Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC). In CKDu endemic countries, the focus has mainly been on adults. We hypothesized that studying distribution and factors associated with elevated urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR), an early marker of kidney injury, among children living in a CKDu endemic area may provide important clues about the onset and progression of the disease...
May 16, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767721/bhd-associated-kidney-cancer-exhibits-unique-molecular-characteristics-and-a-wide-variety-of-variants-in-chromatin-remodeling-genes
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Hisashi Hasumi, Mitsuko Furuya, Kenji Tatsuno, Shogo Yamamoto, Masaya Baba, Yukiko Hasumi, Yasuhiro Isono, Kae Suzuki, Ryosuke Jikuya, Shinji Otake, Kentaro Muraoka, Kimito Osaka, Narihiko Hayashi, Kazuhide Makiyama, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Keiichi Kondo, Noboru Nakaigawa, Takashi Kawahara, Koji Izumi, Junichi Teranishi, Yasushi Yumura, Hiroji Uemura, Yoji Nagashima, Adam R Metwalli, Laura S Schmidt, Hiroyuki Aburatani, W Marston Linehan, Masahiro Yao
Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is a hereditary kidney cancer syndrome, which predisposes patients to develop kidney cancer, cutaneous fibrofolliculomas and pulmonary cysts. The responsible gene FLCN is a tumor suppressor for kidney cancer which plays an important role in energy homeostasis through the regulation of mitochondrial oxidative metabolism. However, the process by which FLCN-deficiency leads to renal tumorigenesis is unclear. In order to clarify molecular pathogenesis of BHD-associated kidney cancer, we conducted whole-exome sequencing analysis using next-generation sequencing technology as well as metabolite analysis using LC/MS and GC/MS...
May 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764395/longitudinal-changes-in-bone-and-mineral-metabolism-after-cessation-of-cinacalcet-in-dialysis-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Irene Ruderman, Edward R Smith, Nigel D Toussaint, Tim D Hewitson, Stephen G Holt
BACKGROUND: The calcimimetic agent cinacalcet is effective for the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in dialysis patients. Changes to reimbursement of cinacalcet in Australia provided an opportunity to assess effects of medication cessation on biochemical and clinical outcomes in dialysis patients, including changes to novel biomarkers such as calciprotein particles (CPP). CPP are nanoparticles of mineral and protein in the circulation associated with increased vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease...
May 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764323/swaps-and-chains-and-vouchers-oh-my-evaluating-how-saving-more-lives-impacts-the-equitable-allocation-of-live-donor-kidneys
#7
Evelyn M Tenenbaum
Live kidney donation involves a delicate balance between saving the most lives possible and maintaining a transplant system that is fair to the many thousands of patients on the transplant waiting list. Federal law and regulations require that kidney allocation be equitable, but the pressure to save patients subject to ever-lengthening waiting times for a transplant has been swinging the balance toward optimizing utility at the expense of justice. This article traces the progression of innovations created to make optimum use of a patient's own live donors...
March 2018: American Journal of Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760448/the-gut-microbiota-and-the-brain-gut-kidney-axis-in-hypertension-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tao Yang, Elaine M Richards, Carl J Pepine, Mohan K Raizada
Crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the host has attracted considerable attention owing to its involvement in diverse diseases. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is commonly associated with hypertension and is characterized by immune dysregulation, metabolic disorder and sympathetic activation, which are all linked to gut dysbiosis and altered host-microbiota crosstalk. In this Review, we discuss the complex interplay between the brain, the gut, the microbiota and the kidney in CKD and hypertension and explain our brain-gut-kidney axis hypothesis for the pathogenesis of these diseases...
May 14, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756603/solid-lipid-nanoparticles-release-dna-upon-endosomal-acidification-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cells
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Allan Radaic, Marcelo B de Jesus
Nanotechnology can produce materials with unique features compared to the bulk counterparts, which can be useful for medical applications (i.e., nanomedicine). Among the therapeutic agents used in nanomedicine, small molecules or biomacromolecules, such as proteins or genetic materials, can be designed for disease diagnostics and treatment. To transport these biomacromolecules to the target cells, nanomedicine requires nanocarriers. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) are one of the promising nanocarriers available, because they can be made of biocompatible materials and present high stability (over one year)...
May 14, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755469/urinary-peptides-as-a-novel-source-of-t-cell-allergen-epitopes
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Ricardo da Silva Antunes, John Pham, Curtis McMurtrey, William H Hildebrand, Elizabeth Phillips, Simon Mallal, John Sidney, Paula Busse, Bjoern Peters, Véronique Schulten, Alessandro Sette
Mouse allergy in both laboratory workers and in inner-city children is associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma, posing a serious public health concern. Urine is a major source of mouse allergens, as mice spray urine onto their surroundings, where the proteins dry up and become airborne on dust particles. Here, we tested whether oligopeptides that are abundant in mouse urine may contribute to mouse allergic T cell response. Over 1,300 distinct oligopeptides were detected by mass spectrometry analysis of the low molecular weight filtrate fraction of mouse urine (LoMo)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752403/cryo-em-structure-of-the-cytoplasmic-domain-of-murine-transient-receptor-potential-cation-channel-subfamily-c-member-6-trpc6
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Caleigh M Azumaya, Francisco Sierra-Valdez, Julio F Cordero-Morales, Terunaga Nakagawa
The kidney maintains the internal milieu by regulating the retention and excretion of proteins, ions, and small molecules. The glomerular podocyte forms the slit diaphragm of the ultrafiltration filter, whose damage leads to progressive kidney failure and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The canonical transient receptor potential 6 (TRPC6) ion channel is expressed in the podocyte and mutations in its cytoplasmic domain cause FSGS in humans. In vitro evaluation of disease-causing mutations in TRPC6 has revealed that these genetic alterations result in abnormal ion channel gating...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750131/tissue-engineering-toward-organ-specific-regeneration-and-disease-modeling
#12
Christian Mandrycky, Kiet Phong, Ying Zheng
Tissue engineering has been recognized as a translational approach to replace damaged tissue or whole organs. Engineering tissue, however, faces an outstanding knowledge gap in the challenge to fully recapitulate complex organ-specific features. Major components, such as cells, matrix, and architecture, must each be carefully controlled to engineer tissue-specific structure and function that mimics what is found in vivo. Here we review different methods to engineer tissue, and discuss critical challenges in recapitulating the unique features and functional units in four major organs-the kidney, liver, heart, and lung, which are also the top four candidates for organ transplantation in the USA...
September 2017: MRS Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746558/anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-response-after-primary-ebv-infection-in-kidney-transplant-patients
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Lianne J N Kraal, Marieke L Nijland, Kristine L Germar, Dominique L P Baeten, Ineke J M Ten Berge, Cynthia M Fehres
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of synovial joints, characterized by the presence of the highly disease-specific anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in approximately 70% of patients. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has previously been suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of RA. However, given the high incidence of EBV in the general population and the difficulty of detecting initial infection, providing a direct link between EBV infection and RA development has remained elusive...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746306/source-and-microenvironmental-regulation-of-erythropoietin-in-the-kidney
#14
Karen A Nolan, Roland H Wenger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Historically, the identity of O2-sensing renal erythropoietin (Epo)-producing (REP) cells was a matter of debate. This review summarizes how recent breakthroughs in transgenic mouse and in-situ hybridization techniques have facilitated sensitive and specific detection of REP cells and accelerated advancements in the understanding of the regulation of renal Epo production in health and disease. RECENT FINDINGS: REP cells are a dynamically regulated unique subpopulation of tubulointerstitial cells with features of fibroblasts, pericytes and neurons...
May 8, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743160/microbiome-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-ckd
#15
REVIEW
Anna Jovanovich, Tamara Isakova, Jason Stubbs
Patients with CKD exhibit a disproportionate burden of cardiovascular mortality, which likely stems from the presence of unique, nontraditional risk factors that accompany deteriorating kidney function. Mounting evidence suggests that alterations to the intestinal microbiome in CKD may serve as one such risk factor. The human intestinal tract is home to >100 trillion micro-organisms made up of a collection of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic species. These species along with their local environment constitute the intestinal microbiome...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736667/outcomes-following-colorectal-resection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#16
Sandra R DiBrito, Yewande Alimi, Israel O Olorundare, Courtenay M Holscher, Christine E Haugen, Dorry L Segev, Jacqueline Garonzik-Wang
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant recipients (KTR) are at increased risk of requiring colorectal resection compared to the general population. Given the need for lifelong immunosuppression and the physiologic impact of years of renal replacement, we hypothesized that colorectal resection may be riskier for this unique population. METHODS: We investigated the differences in mortality, morbidity, length of stay (LOS), and cost between 2410 KTR and 1,433,437 non-KTR undergoing colorectal resection at both transplant and non-transplant centers using the National Inpatient Sample between 2000 and 2013, adjusting for patient and hospital level factors...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735788/association-between-hepatitis-c-virus-and-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Fabrizio Fabrizi, Francesca M Donato, Piergiorgio Messa
INTRODUCTION: The role of hepatitis C virus infection as a risk factor for the development and progression of chronic kidney disease in the general population remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the published medical literature was performed to assess whether positive anti-HCV serologic status is associated with higher frequency of chronic kidney disease in the adult general population. We used a random-effects model to generate a summary estimate of the relative risk of chronic kidney disease (defined by lowered glomerular filtration rate or detectable proteinuria) with HCV across the published studies...
April 9, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728318/non-vitamin-k-dependent-oral-anticoagulants-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-ckd-pragmatic-considerations-for-the-clinician
#18
Gautam R Shroff, Rachel Stoecker, Allyson Hart
Management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a complex conundrum because of higher risks for both thromboembolic and bleeding complications compared to the general population. This makes it particularly important for clinicians to carefully weigh the risks versus benefits of anticoagulation therapy to determine the individualized net clinical benefit for every patient. During the past few years, 4 non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulant (NOAC) agents have supplemented warfarin in the therapeutic armamentarium for the prevention of systemic thromboembolism in nonvalvular AF...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728307/outcome-measures-used-to-report-kidney-function-in-studies-investigating-surgical-management-of-kidney-tumours-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Robert J Ellis, Yeoungjee Cho, Sharon J Del Vecchio, Megan McStea, Christudas Morais, Jeff S Coombes, Simon T Wood, Glenda C Gobe, Ross S Francis
CONTEXT: Most practice decisions relevant to preserving kidney function in patients managed surgically for kidney tumours are driven by observational studies. A wide range of outcome measures are used in these studies, which reduces comparability and increases the risk of reporting bias. OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively and succinctly describe the outcomes used to evaluate kidney function in studies evaluating surgical management of kidney tumours. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Electronic search of the PubMed database was conducted to identify studies with at least one measure of kidney function in patients managed surgically for kidney tumours, published between January 2000 and September 2017...
May 1, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725630/glomerular-disease-in-women
#20
REVIEW
Kate Wiles, Liz Lightstone
Gender differences exist in the prevalence of glomerular diseases. Data based on histological diagnosis underestimate the prevalence of preeclampsia, which is almost certainly the commonest glomerular disease in the world, and uniquely gender-specific. Glomerular disease affects fertility via disease activity, the therapeutic use of cyclophosphamide, and underlying chronic kidney disease. Techniques to preserve fertility during chemotherapy and risk minimization of artificial reproductive techniques are considered...
March 2018: KI Reports
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