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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636607/three-dimensional-cell-shapes-and-arrangements-in-human-sweat-glands-as-revealed-by-whole-mount-immunostaining
#1
Ryuichiro Kurata, Sugiko Futaki, Itsuko Nakano, Fumitaka Fujita, Atsushi Tanemura, Hiroyuki Murota, Ichiro Katayama, Fumihiro Okada, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi
Because sweat secretion is facilitated by mechanical contraction of sweat gland structures, understanding their structure-function relationship could lead to more effective treatments for patients with sweat gland disorders such as heat stroke. Conventional histological studies have shown that sweat glands are three-dimensionally coiled tubular structures consisting of ducts and secretory portions, although their detailed structural anatomy remains unclear. To better understand the details of the three-dimensional (3D) coiled structures of sweat glands, a whole-mount staining method was employed to visualize 3D coiled gland structures with sweat gland markers for ductal luminal, ductal basal, secretory luminal, and myoepithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625483/silymarin-protects-against-renal-injury-through-normalization-of-lipid-metabolism-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-high-fat-fed-mice
#2
Bin Feng, Ran Meng, Bin Huang, Yan Bi, Shanmei Shen, Dalong Zhu
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney diseases and the conventional treatment with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors is not enough to prevent renal injury and prolong the progression of disease. Recently, silymarin has shown protective effects on renal tissue injury, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. The goal of this study was to investigate the potential capacity of silymarin to prevent renal injury during obesity induced by high fat diet (HFD) in mice...
June 15, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624464/complex-phenotypes-associated-with-stim1-mutations-in-both-coiled-coil-and-ef-hand-domains
#3
Elizabeth Harris, Umar Burki, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Marcella Neri, Chiara Scotton, Judith Hudson, Marta Bertoli, Teresinha Evangelista, Bas Vroling, Tuomo Polvikoski, Mark Roberts, Ana Töpf, Kate Bushby, Daniel McArthur, Hanns Lochmüller, Alessandra Ferlini, Volker Straub, Rita Barresi
Dominant mutations in STIM1 are a cause of three allelic conditions: tubular aggregate myopathy, Stormorken syndrome (a complex phenotype including myopathy, hyposplenism, hypocalcaemia and bleeding diathesis), and a platelet dysfunction disorder, York platelet syndrome. Previous reports have suggested a genotype-phenotype correlation with mutations in the N-terminal EF-hand domain associated with tubular aggregate myopathy, and a common mutation at p.R304W in a coiled coil domain associated with Stormorken syndrome...
May 4, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620355/role-of-the-vasopressin-apelin-balance-and-potential-use-of-metabolically-stable-apelin-analogs-in-water-metabolism-disorders
#4
REVIEW
Adrien Flahault, Pierre Couvineau, Rodrigo Alvear-Perez, Xavier Iturrioz, Catherine Llorens-Cortes
Apelin, a (neuro)vasoactive peptide, plays a prominent role in controlling body fluid homeostasis and cardiovascular functions. In animal models, experimental data demonstrate that intracerebroventricular injection of apelin into lactating rats inhibits the phasic electrical activity of arginine vasopressin (AVP) neurons, reduces plasma AVP levels, and increases aqueous diuresis. In the kidney, apelin increases diuresis by increasing the renal microcirculation and by counteracting the antidiuretic effect of AVP at the tubular level...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614243/different-types-of-glomerulonephritis-associated-with-the-dysregulation-of-the-complement-alternative-pathway-in-2-brothers-a-case-report
#5
Pei Chen, Li Zhu, Feng Yu, Sha-Sha Han, Si-Jun Meng, Wei-Yi Guo, Hong Zhang, Yan Song
RATIONALE: C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and complement-mediated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) both result from the abnormal regulation of the complement system. A significant number of patients with C3GN or complement-mediated HUS have mutations of more than 1 complement protein. This discovery has had a major impact on identifying the underlying cause of familial C3GN or complement-mediated HUS. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the cases of 2 brothers (herein referred to as patient II-1 and patient II-9), both with complement disorders that differed in their clinical and genetic features...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598689/mathematical-rationalization-for-the-renal-tubular-transport-revised-concepts
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Roberto Mioni, Alessandra Marega, Giulio Romano, Domenico Montanaro
The current emphasis on kinetics and in situ control of molecular exchanges, across the tubular membrane, has not been paralleled by corresponding improvements in our understanding of tubular behaviour at the macroscopic level of classical physiology. In this paper, we propose a mathematical rationalization of macroscopic tubular transport by means of a principal transport equation, originating from the law of mass action between substrate and carrier. The other equations, derived from the main one, demonstrate the possibility of distinguishing between transporters with low affinity and high capacity and transporters with high affinity and low capacity...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580211/dent-disease-same-clcn5-mutation-but-different-phenotypes-in-two-brothers-in-china
#7
Hongwen Zhang, Fang Wang, Huijie Xiao, Yong Yao
Dent disease is an X-linked recessive proximal tubular disorder that affects mostly male patients in childhood or early adult life, caused by mutations in CLCN5 (Dent disease 1) or OCRL (Dent disease 2) genes, respectively. It presents mainly with hypercalciuria, low-molecular-weight proteinuria, nephrocalcinosis and progressive renal failure. We report here the same CLCN5 mutation but different phenotypes in two Chinese brothers, and speculate on the possible reasons for the variability of the genotype-phenotype correlations...
May 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577018/a-case-of-kidney-involvement-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Farid Arman, Hania Shakeri, Niloofar Nobakht, Anjay Rastogi, Mohammad Kamgar
BACKGROUND Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder caused by the infiltration of monocytes in epithelial glandular and extra-glandular tissues. Hallmark presentations include mouth and eye dryness. Although renal involvement is uncommon in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), patients may experience renal tubular acidosis type I (RTA I), tubulointerstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus (DI), nephrolithiasis, and Fanconi syndrome. However, it is atypical to see more than 1 of these manifestations in a single patient...
June 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566603/febuxostat-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-2-8-dihydroxyadenine-nephropathy-due-to-adenine-phosphoribosyltransferase-deficiency-following-kidney-transplantation
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Koji Nanmoku, Akira Kurosawa, Takahiro Shinzato, Toshihiro Shimizu, Takaaki Kimura, Takashi Yagisawa
Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that results in irreversible renal damage due to 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (DHA) nephropathy. A 28-year-old man underwent living-related kidney transplantation for chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Numerous spherical brownish crystals observed in his urinary sediment on postoperative day 3 and were observed within the tubular lumen of renal allograft biopsy specimens on postoperative day 7. After a genetic diagnosis, febuxostat treatment was started on postoperative day 7, with the dosage gradually increased to 80 mg/day until complete the disappearance of 2,8-DHA crystals...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564578/metabolic-profiling-of-the-hepatotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-of-ginkgolic-acids-in-rats-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-definition-mass-spectrometry
#10
Yiyun Qian, Yunru Peng, Erxin Shang, Ming Zhao, Liang Yan, Zhenhua Zhu, Jinhua Tao, Shulan Su, Sheng Guo, Jin-Ao Duan
Ginkgolic acids (GAs) are thought to be the potentially hazardous constituents corresponding to the toxic side effects of Ginkgo products. In this study, toxicological and metabolomics studies of GAs were carried out by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-high-definition mass spectrometry (UPLC-HDMS). Significant changes in serum clinical chemistry were observed in the both low (100 mg/kg) and high (900 mg/kg) doses. Especially the serum enzyme of ALT, AST, LDH, and CK decreased in treated groups. The histopathological observation demonstrated hepatic steatosis in liver and tubular vacuolar degeneration in kidney...
May 28, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553046/amelogenesis-imperfecta-with-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-a-novel-syndrome
#11
R A Misgar, Z Hassan, A I Wani, M I Bashir
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a heterogeneous group of inherited dental enamel defects. It has rarely been reported in association with multiorgan syndromes and metabolic disorders. The metabolic disorders that have been reported in association with AI include hypocalciuria, impaired urinary concentrating ability, and Bartter-like syndrome. In literature, only three cases of AI and distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) have been described: two cases in adults and a solitary case in the pediatric age group...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544332/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-protects-against-renal-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-by-attenuating-mitochondrial-damage-and-proinflammatory-signalling
#12
Xiao-Hua Tan, Xiao-Meng Zheng, Li-Xia Yu, Jian He, Hong-Mei Zhu, Xiu-Ping Ge, Xiao-Li Ren, Fa-Qing Ye, Saverio Bellusci, Jian Xiao, Xiao-Kun Li, Jin-San Zhang
Ischaemia-reperfusion injury (I/RI) is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI). The molecular basis underlying I/RI-induced renal pathogenesis and measures to prevent or reverse this pathologic process remains to be resolved. Basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF2) is reported to have protective roles of myocardial infarction as well as in several other I/R related disorders. Herein we present evidence that FGF2 exhibits robust protective effect against renal histological and functional damages in a rat I/RI model...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515908/renal-manifestations-of-primary-mitochondrial-disorders
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Josef Finsterer, Fulvio Alexandre Scorza
The aim of the present review was to summarize and discuss previous findings concerning renal manifestations of primary mitochondrial disorders (MIDs). A literature review was performed using frequently used databases. The study identified that primary MIDs frequently present as mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS) at onset or in the later course of the MID. Occasionally, the kidneys are affected in MIDs. Renal manifestations of MIDs include renal insufficiency, nephrolithiasis, nephrotic syndrome, renal cysts, renal tubular acidosis, Bartter-like syndrome, Fanconi syndrome, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, nephrocalcinosis, and benign or malign neoplasms...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512570/the-structure-of-denisovite-a-fibrous-nanocrystalline-polytypic-disordered-very-complex-silicate-studied-by-a-synergistic-multi-disciplinary-approach-employing-methods-of-electron-crystallography-and-x-ray-powder-diffraction
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Ira V Rozhdestvenskaya, Enrico Mugnaioli, Marco Schowalter, Martin U Schmidt, Michael Czank, Wulf Depmeier, Andreas Rosenauer
Denisovite is a rare mineral occurring as aggregates of fibres typically 200-500 nm diameter. It was confirmed as a new mineral in 1984, but important facts about its chemical formula, lattice parameters, symmetry and structure have remained incompletely known since then. Recently obtained results from studies using microprobe analysis, X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), electron crystallography, modelling and Rietveld refinement will be reported. The electron crystallography methods include transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected-area electron diffraction (SAED), high-angle annular dark-field imaging (HAADF), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), precession electron diffraction (PED) and electron diffraction tomography (EDT)...
May 1, 2017: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508967/a-case-of-xanthinuria-type-i-with-a-novel-mutation-in-xanthine-dehydrogenase
#15
Akira Iguchi, Takaaki Sato, Mihoko Yamazaki, Kazuyuki Tasaki, Yasushi Suzuki, Noriaki Iino, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kimiyoshi Ichida, Ichiei Narita
Hereditary hypouricemia is generally caused by renal hypouricemia, an autosomal recessive disorder that is characterized by impaired renal tubular uric acid transport, or by xanthinuria, a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH; xanthinuria type I) or by a deficiency of both XDH and aldehyde oxidase (xanthinuria type II). In contrast to renal hypouricemia, which sometimes leads to exercise-induced acute kidney injury (EIAKI), xanthinuria has not been associated with this disorder...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493372/glycosuria-and-hyperglycemia-in-the-neonatal-period-as-the-first-clinical-sign-of-fanconi-bickel-syndrome
#16
María Pilar Bahíllo-Curieses, Rebeca Garrote-Molpeceres, María Miñambres-Rodríguez, M Rosa Del Real-Llorente, Cristina Tobar-Mideros, Sara Rellán-Rodríguez
Fanconi-Bickel syndrome is a rare inherited disease characterized by the combination of hepatorenal glycogen accumulation, proximal renal tubular dysfunction and impaired utilization of glucose and galactose. The first symptoms of the disorder are recognized in late infancy as clinical characteristics appear. Therapeutic approach is mainly conservative with supplements of calcium, phosphate and vitamin D and small frequent feedings to avoid hypoglycemia. We report 1 clinical case of very early diagnosis, a 19 days old baby girl, in which the first clinical sign of the disease was the detection of glycosuria and vomits...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492130/osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-3-in-south-africa-causative-mutations-in-fkbp10
#17
Alvera Vorster, Peter Beighton, Manogari Chetty, Yasmeen Ganie, Bertram Henderson, Engela Honey, Piet Maré, David Thompson, Karen Fieggen, Denis Viljoen, Rajkumar Ramesar
BACKGROUND: A relatively high frequency of autosomal recessively inherited osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type 3 (OI-3) is present in the indigenous black southern African population. Affected persons may be severely handicapped as a result of frequent fractures, progressive deformity of the tubular bones and spinal malalignment. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the molecular basis for the condition. METHODS: Molecular investigations were performed on 91 affected persons from seven diverse ethnolinguistic groups in this population...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488129/loss-of-the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-contribute-to-colorectal-carcinogenesis
#18
Hyunsu Lee, Ji-Hyoung Cho, Won-Jin Park, Soo-Jung Jung, In-Jang Choi, Jae-Ho Lee
Positive association between telomere length and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number were introduced in healthy and patients with psychiatric disorder. Based on frequent genetic changes of telomere and mitochondria in colorectal carcinomas (CRC), we studied their clinical characteristics and their association in colorectal carcinogenesis. DNA was extracted from 109 CRCs, 64 colorectal tubular adenomas (TAs), and 28 serrated polyps (SPs), and then, telomere length and mtDNA copy number were analyzed in these legions by using a real-time PCR assay...
May 9, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477420/the-lrp4-r1170q-homozygous-knock-in-mouse-recapitulates-the-bone-phenotype-of-sclerosteosis-in-humans
#19
Eveline Boudin, Timur Yorgan, Igor Fijalkowski, Stephan Sonntag, Ellen Steenackers, Gretl Hendrickx, Silke Peeters, Annelies De Maré, Benjamin Vervaet, Anja Verhulst, Geert Mortier, Patrick D'Haese, Thorsten Schinke, Wim Van Hul
Sclerosteosis is a rare autosomal recessive bone disorder marked by hyperostosis of the skull and tubular bones. Initially, we and others reported that sclerosteosis was caused by loss-of-function mutations in SOST, encoding sclerostin. More recently, we identified disease causing mutations in LRP4, a binding partner of sclerostin, in three Sclerosteosis patients. Upon binding to sclerostin, LRP4 can inhibit the canonical WNT signaling which is known to be an important pathway in the regulation of bone formation...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469921/gonadotrophin-abnormalities-in-an-infant-with-lowe-syndrome
#20
Bronwen E Warner, Carol D Inward, Christine P Burren
SUMMARY: This case, presenting with bilateral impalpable testes, illustrates the relevance of a broad differential disorders of sex development case management. It provides new insights on hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and testicular function abnormalities in the multisystem disorder of Lowe syndrome. Lowe syndrome, also known as oculocerebrorenal syndrome, is a rare disorder characterised by eye abnormalities, central nervous system involvement and proximal renal tubular acidosis...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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