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Renal crystal formation

Kazumi Taguchi, Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Rei Unno, Yoshinobu Moritoki, Ryosuke Ando, Kentaro Mizuno, Keiichi Tozawa, Kenjiro Kohri, Takahiro Yasui
In our previous report, M2-macrophage (Mφs) deficient mice showed increased renal calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystal formation; however, the role of Mφs-related-cytokines and chemokines that affect kidney stone formation remains unknown. Here, we investigated the role of M1/M2s in crystal development by using in vitro and in vivo approaches. The crystal phagocytic rate of bone marrow-derived M2Mφs was higher than that of bone marrow-derived Mφs and M1Mφs and increased on co-culture with renal tubular cells (RTCs)...
October 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
Xin-Yuan Sun, Jian-Ming Ouyang, Poonam Bhadja, Qin Gui, Hua Peng, Jie Liu
This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of degraded soybean polysaccharides (DSP) on oxidatively damaged African green monkey kidney epithelial (Vero) cells. Low DSP concentration (10 μg/mL) elicited an evident protective effect on H2O2-induced cell injury (0.3 mmol/L). The cell viabilities of the H2O2-treated group and the DSP-protected group were 57.3% and 93.1%, respectively. The cell viability decreased to 88.3% when the dosage was increased to 100 μg/mL. DSP protected Vero cells from H2O2-mediated oxidative damage by enhancing cellular superoxide dismutase activity and total antioxidant capacity and by decreasing malonaldehyde content and lactate dehydrogenase release...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
T V M Sreekanth, Muthuraman Pandurangan, G R Dillip, Doo Hwan Kim, Yong Rok Lee
This article reports the toxicological effects of synthesized cadmium oxide (CdO) nanostructures via a simple green route using a Polygala tenuifolia root extract on normal and renal tumor cells. First, the formation of cadmium oxide nanostructures were confirmed structurally by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The powder was crystallized in a cubic structure with a space group of Fm-3m. The mean crystallize size was approximately 40 and 44nm from the Scherrer and size-strain plots, respectively...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Amisha Mittal, Simran Tandon, Surender Kumar Singla, Chanderdeep Tandon
Kidney stone formation during hyperoxaluric condition is inherently dependent on the interaction between renal epithelial cells and calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals. Although modern medicine has progressed in terms of removal of these stones, recurrence and persistent side effects restricts their use. Strategies involving plant based agents which could be used as adjunct therapy is an area which needs to be explored. Plant proteins having antilithiatic activity is a hitherto unexplored area and therefore, we conducted a detailed identification and characterization of antilithiatic proteins from Terminalia arjuna (T...
2016: PloS One
Shifa Narula, Simran Tandon, Shrawan Kumar Singh, Chanderdeep Tandon
AIMS: Kidney stone formation is a highly prevalent disease, affecting 8-10% of the human population worldwide. Proteins are the major constituents of human kidney stone's organic matrix and considered to play critical role in the pathogenesis of disease but their mechanism of modulation still needs to be explicated. Therefore, in this study we investigated the effect of human kidney stone matrix proteins on the calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) mediated cellular injury. MAIN METHODS: The renal epithelial cells (MDCK) were exposed to 200μg/ml COM crystals to induce injury...
September 1, 2016: Life Sciences
Shujue Li, Wenqi Wu, Wenzheng Wu, Xiaolu Duan, Zhenzhen Kong, Guohua Zeng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The interactions between calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals and renal tubular epithelial cells are important for renal stone formation but still unclear. This study aimed to investigate changes of epithelial cell phenotype after COM attachment and whether L-carnitine could protect cells against subsequent COM crystals adhesion. METHODS: Cultured MDCK cells were employed and E-cadherin and Vimentin were used as markers to estimate the differentiate state...
August 24, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Takahiro Yasui, Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Ryosuke Ando, Kazumi Taguchi, Keiichi Tozawa, Kenjiro Kohri
Urolithiasis, a complex multifactorial disease, results from interactions between environmental and genetic factors. Epidemiological studies have shown the association of urolithiasis with a number of lifestyle-related diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Elucidation of the mechanisms underlying urinary stone formation will enable development of new preventive treatments. The present article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology and potential treatment of urolithiasis...
August 18, 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Smiley Annie George, Sulaiman Al-Rushaidan, Issam Francis, Darius Soonowala, M R Narayanan Nampoory
Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of uric acid metabolism that leads to formation and excretion of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine into urine. The low solubility of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine results in precipitation and formation of urinary crystals and renal stones. Patients with this disorder usually have recurrent nephrolithiasis and can develop nephropathy secondary to crystal precipitation in the renal parenchyma. The disease is most often underdiagnosed and can recur in renal transplant, causing graft failure...
July 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Nirlep Chhiber, Tanzeer Kaur, Surinder Singla
BACKGROUND: Oxalate and/or calcium oxalate, is known to induce free radical production, subsequently leading to renal epithelial injury. Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction have emerged as new targets for managing oxalate induced renal injury. HYPOTHESIS: Plant products and antioxidants have gained tremendous attention in the prevention of lithiatic disease. Rottlerin, a polyphenolic compound from the fruits of Mallotus phillipensis (Lam.) Müll.Arg., has shown free radical scavenging, antioxidant activity and has been reported to interfere in signaling pathways leading to inflammation and apoptosis...
September 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Tracy P Marien, Nicole L Miller
INTRODUCTION: The mechanism of kidney stone formation is not well understood. To better understand the pathophysiology for specific kidney stone compositions and systemic diseases associated with kidney stones, endoscopic papillary mapping studies with concurrent biopsies have been conducted. This review will summarize the findings of these studies and proposed mechanisms for thirteen disease processes associated with kidney stones. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of the literature was performed identifying thirteen studies that endoscopically mapped and biopsied renal papillae of different stone formers...
July 21, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Wen-Chin Lee, Chien-Hua Chiu, Jin-Bor Chen, Chiu-Hua Chen, Hsueh-Wei Chang
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of mitochondrial morphogenesis changes on apoptosis and autophagy of high-glucose-treated proximal tubular epithelial cells (HK2). Cell viability, apoptosis, and mitochondrial morphogenesis were examined using crystal violet, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-biotin nick end labeling (TUNEL), and mitotracker staining, respectively. High glucose inhibited cell viability and induced mitochondrial fission in HK2 cells. After depleting mitofusin 1 (MFN1), the MFN1(-) HK2 cells (fission type) became more susceptible to high-glucose-induced apoptosis and mitochondrial fragmentation observed by TUNEL and mitotracker assays...
July 15, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
Qiong-Zhi Gan, Xin-Yuan Sun, Poonam Bhadja, Xiu-Qiong Yao, Jian-Ming Ouyang
BACKGROUND: Renal epithelial cell injury facilitates crystal adhesion to cell surface and serves as a key step in renal stone formation. However, the effects of cell injury on the adhesion of nano-calcium oxalate crystals and the nano-crystal-induced reinjury risk of injured cells remain unclear. METHODS: African green monkey renal epithelial (Vero) cells were injured with H2O2 to establish a cell injury model. Cell viability, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, malonaldehyde (MDA) content, propidium iodide staining, hematoxylin-eosin staining, reactive oxygen species production, and mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) were determined to examine cell injury during adhesion...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Thurid Ahlenstiel-Grunow, Nele K Kanzelmeyer, Kerstin Froede, Martin Kreuzer, Jens Drube, Christian Lerch, Lars Pape
BACKGROUND: Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare lysosomal storage disease which is characterized by the accumulation of free cystine in lysosomes and subsequent intracellular crystal formation of cystine throughout the body. If not treated with cysteamine, a cystine-depleting agent, end-stage renal disease will develop early, followed by multiple organ failure as the disease progresses. The established cysteamine formulation requires a strict dosing regimen at 6-h intervals. An extended release (ER) twice-daily formulation has recently been developed...
June 27, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Mohammad Kassemi, David Thompson
An analytic Population Balance Equation model is used to assess the efficacy of citrate, pyrophosphate, and augmented fluid intake as dietary countermeasures aimed at reducing the risk of renal stone formation for astronauts. The model uses the measured biochemical profile of the astronauts as input and predicts the steady-state size distribution of the nucleating, growing, and agglomerating renal calculi subject to biochemical changes brought about by administration of these dietary countermeasures. Numerical predictions indicate that an increase in citrate levels beyond its average normal ground-based urinary values is beneficial but only to a limited extent...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Mohammad Kassemi, David Thompson
An analytical Population Balance Equation model is developed and used to assess the risk of critical renal stone formation for astronauts during future space missions. The model uses the renal biochemical profile of the subject as input and predicts the steady-state size distribution of the nucleating, growing, and agglomerating calcium oxalate crystals during their transit through the kidney. The model is verified through comparison with published results of several crystallization experiments. Numerical results indicate that the model is successful in clearly distinguishing between 1-G normal and 1-G recurrent stone-former subjects based solely on their published 24-h urine biochemical profiles...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Kemal Sarica, Alper Kafkasli, Fehmi Narter, Oguz Ozturk, Ozgur Yazici, Bilal Hamarat, Cahit Sahin, Bilal Eryildirim
To evaluate the potential protective effects of a calcium channel blocker (Verapamil) on the oxidative stress related changes with an emphasis on the antioxidant capacity of the kidneys an experimental study in rats was performed. A total of 44 rats have been included. Hyperoxaluria was induced in Group 1 by continuous administration of ethylene glycol (EG). Animals in Group 2 received Verapamil in addition to EG. Animals in Group 3 constituted the control group. In addition to the evaluation of tissue and serum levels of three scavenging enzymes, NO, MDA and T-AOC; the presence and degree of crystal formation in renal parenchyma were evaluated in all animals after 7 and 28 days...
June 9, 2016: Urolithiasis
Isis Ludwig-Portugall, Eva Bartok, Ermanila Dhana, Beatrix D G Evers, Michael J Primiano, J Perry Hall, Bernardo S Franklin, Percy A Knolle, Veit Hornung, Gunther Hartmann, Peter Boor, Eicke Latz, Christian Kurts
Intrarenal crystal formation activates the Nlrp3 inflammasome in myeloid cells and triggers a profound inflammatory response. Here, we studied whether a specific inhibitor of the Nlrp3 inflammasome, CP-456,773, can prevent kidney fibrosis in a murine model of crystal nephropathy induced by diets rich in oxalate or adenine. Inflammasome activation in renal dendritic cells and the resulting interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 production were markedly reduced by CP-456,773 treatment both ex vivo and in vivo. We directly visualized intrarenal inflammasome activation and its inhibition by CP-456,773 in vivo by adoptive transfer of bone marrow cells transduced with interleukin-1β-Gaussia luciferase, a proteolytic luciferase-based reporter for inflammasome activation, into irradiated mice...
September 2016: Kidney International
Channarong Changtong, Paleerath Peerapen, Supaporn Khamchun, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Somchai Chutipongtanate, Visith Thongboonkerd
UNLABELLED: Incidence of kidney stone disease in males is 2- to 4-fold greater than in females. This study aimed to determine effects of testosterone on kidney stone disease using a proteomics approach. MDCK renal tubular cells were treated with or without 20nM testosterone for 7days. Cellular proteins were extracted, resolved by 2-DE, and stained with Deep Purple fluorescence dye (n=5 gels derived from 5 independent samples/group). Spot matching, quantitative intensity analysis, and statistics revealed significant changes in levels of nine protein spots after testosterone treatment...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
Marcelino Rivera, Patrick A Cockerill, Felicity Enders, Ramila A Mehta, Lisa Vaughan, Terri J Vrtiska, Loren P Herrera Hernandez, David R Holmes, Andrew D Rule, John C Lieske, Amy E Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of, risk factors for, and renal functional consequences of ductal plug formation in idiopathic calcium oxalate (iCaOx) stone formers (SF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Accessible renal papillae were videotaped to determine the percent surface area (SA) occupied by plaque and ductal plug in a consecutive cohort of iCaOx SF undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy for stone removal. RESULTS: Between 2009 and 2014, iCaOx SF comprised 96 of 240 enrolled patients...
August 2016: Urology
Giovanni Gambaro, Alberto Trinchieri
Urinary stone disease is a very common disease whose prevalence is still increasing. Stone formation is frequently associated with other diseases of affluence such as hypertension, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and insulin resistance. The increasing concentration of lithogenic solutes along the different segments of the nephron involves supersaturation conditions leading to the formation, growth, and aggregation of crystals. Crystalline aggregates can grow free in the tubular lumen or coated on the wall of the renal tubule...
2016: F1000Research
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