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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924845/caffeine-prevents-kidney-stone-formation-by-translocation-of-apical-surface-annexin-a1-crystal-binding-protein-into-cytoplasm-in-vitro-evidence
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Paleerath Peerapen, Visith Thongboonkerd
Recent large 3 cohorts have shown that caffeinated beverage consumption was associated with lower risk of kidney stone disease. However, its protective mechanisms remained unknown and had not been previously investigated. We thus evaluated protective effects of caffeine (1 μM-10 mM) on calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) kidney stone formation, using crystallization, crystal growth, cell-crystal adhesion, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence assays. The results showed that caffeine reduced crystal number but, on the other hand, increased crystal size, resulting in unchanged crystal mass, consistent with crystal growth that was not affected by caffeine...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921023/effects-of-hydrophilic-extract-of-nasturtium-officinale-on-prevention-of-ethylene-glycol-induced-renal-stone-in-male-wistar-rats
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Sadrollah Mehrabi, Eslam Askarpour, Farhad Mehrabi, Ramin Jannesar
BACKGROUND: Nasturtium officinale is a traditional herb that is used for diuresis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of hydrophilic extract of Nasturtium officinale on ethylene glycol-induced renal stone in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study 32 male Wistar rats were randomly divided in six groups and studied during 30 days. Two groups of negative and healthy control received 1% ethylene glycol in water respectively...
October 2016: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917897/blood-borne-phagocytes-internalize-urate-microaggregates-and-prevent-intravascular-netosis-by-urate-crystals
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Elmar Pieterse, Ivica Jeremic, Christine Czegley, Daniela Weidner, Mona H C Biermann, Susan Veissi, Christian Maueröder, Christine Schauer, Rostyslav Bilyy, Tetiana Dumych, Markus Hoffmann, Luis E Munoz, Anders A Bengtsson, Georg Schett, Johan van der Vlag, Martin Herrmann
Hyperuricemia is strongly linked to cardiovascular complications including atherosclerosis and thrombosis. In individuals with hyperuricemia, needle-shaped monosodium urate crystals (nsMSU) frequently form within joints or urine, giving rise to gouty arthritis or renal calculi, respectively. These nsMSU are potent instigators of neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. Little is known on the mechanism(s) that prevent nsMSU formation within hyperuricemic blood, which would potentially cause detrimental consequences for the host...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915394/timelines-of-the-free-particle-and-fixed-particle-models-of-stone-formation-theoretical-and-experimental-investigations
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REVIEW
D J Kok, W Boellaard, Y Ridwan, V A Levchenko
Two major theories on renal stone formation will be reviewed, the "free-particle" and "fixed-particle" mechanisms. These theories combine data on intrinsic factors (inborn metabolic errors), extrinsic factors (diet), renal cell responses and the physico-chemistry and biochemistry of urine into mechanisms of stone formation. This paper describes the specific role of time in both mechanisms. The timeline of crystal- and stone formation was deducted from literature data and was measured for two stones using radioisotope decay analysis...
December 3, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900407/do-inhibitors-of-crystallisation-play-any-role-in-the-prevention-of-kidney-stones-a-critique
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REVIEW
William G Robertson
A critical examination of data in the literature and in as yet unpublished laboratory records on the possible role of so-called inhibitors of crystallisation in preventing the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones leads to the following conclusions. So-called inhibitors of spontaneous "self-nucleation" are unlikely to play any role in the initiation of the crystallisation of CaOx or CaP in urine because excessive urinary supersaturation of urine with respect to these salts dominates the onset of "self-nucleation" within the normal time frame of the transit of tubular fluid through the nephron (3-4 min)...
November 29, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896391/histological-aspects-of-the-fixed-particle-model-of-stone-formation-animal-studies
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REVIEW
Saeed R Khan
Crystallization by itself is not harmful as long as the crystals are not retained in the kidneys and are allowed to pass freely down the renal tubules to be excreted in the urine. A number of theories have been proposed, and studies performed, to determine the mechanisms involved in crystal retention within the kidneys. It has been suggested that urinary transit through the nephron is too fast for crystals to grow large enough to be retained. Thus, free particle mechanism alone cannot lead to stone formation, and there must be a mechanism for crystal fixation within the kidneys...
November 28, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876212/alteration-in-oxidative-nitrosative-imbalance-histochemical-expression-of-osteopontin-and-antiurolithiatic-efficacy-of-xanthium-strumarium-l-in-ethylene-glycol-induced-urolithiasis
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Padma Nibash Panigrahi, Sahadeb Dey, Monalisa Sahoo, Shyam Sundar Choudhary, Sumit Mahajan
Xanthium strumarium has traditionally been used in the treatment of urolitiasis especially by the rural people in India, but its antiurolithiatic efficacy was not explored scientifically till now. Therefore, the present study was designed to validate the ethnic practice scientifically, and explore the possible antiurolithiatic effect to rationalize its medicinal use. Urolitiasis was induced in hyperoxaluric rat model by giving 0.75% ethylene glycol (EG) for 28days along with 1% ammonium chloride (AC) for first 14days...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847293/clinical-value-of-crystalluria-and-quantitative-morphoconstitutional-analysis-of-urinary-calculi
#8
REVIEW
Vincent Frochot, Michel Daudon
Crystalluria is a marker of urine supersaturation with substances deriving from metabolic disorders, inherited diseases or drugs. The investigation of crystalluria must be done according to a protocol which includes the delivery to the laboratory of a proper urine sample, the use of a microscope equipped with polarized light, the accurate knowledge of urine pH, and a comprehensive examination of the crystals, which is based on their identification, quantification and size measurement. For unusual crystals, infrared spectroscopy may also be needed...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829958/antioxidant-and-renoprotective-effects-of-mushroom-extract-implication-in-prevention-of-nephrolithiasis
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Ariel Schulman, Matthew Chaimowitz, Muhammad Choudhury, Majid Eshghi, Sensuke Konno
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis (kidney stone) remains elusive, while several therapeutic options are available but not effective as we expected. Accumulating data yet suggest that oxidative stress (generation of oxygen free radicals) may play a primary role in its occurrence. Particularly, calcium oxalate (CaOx) is a key element in the most common form (> 75%) of kidney stones, and its crystal form known as CaOx monohydrate (COM) has been shown to exert oxidative stress, facilitating CaOx stone formation...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796334/alpha-enolase-on-apical-surface-of-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-serves-as-a-calcium-oxalate-crystal-receptor
#10
Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Visith Thongboonkerd
To search for a strategy to prevent kidney stone formation/recurrence, this study addressed the role of α-enolase on apical membrane of renal tubular cells in mediating calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystal adhesion. Its presence on apical membrane and in COM crystal-bound fraction was confirmed by Western blotting and immunofluorescence staining. Pretreating MDCK cells with anti-α-enolase antibody, not isotype-controlled IgG, dramatically reduced cell-crystal adhesion. Immunofluorescence staining also confirmed the direct binding of purified α-enolase to COM crystals at {121} > {100} > {010} crystal faces...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781075/metformin-prevents-renal-stone-formation-through-an-antioxidant-mechanism-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xiong Yang, Hao Ding, Zhenbang Qin, Changwen Zhang, Shiyong Qi, Hongtuan Zhang, Tong Yang, Zhen He, Kuo Yang, E Du, Chunyu Liu, Yong Xu, Zhihong Zhang
Oxidative stress is a causal factor and key promoter of urolithiasis associated with renal tubular epithelium cell injury. The present study was designed to investigate the preventive effects of metformin on renal tubular cell injury induced by oxalate and stone formation in a hyperoxaluric rat model. MTT assays were carried out to determine the protection of metformin from oxalate-induced cytotoxicity. The intracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured in vitro...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731368/m1-m2-macrophage-phenotypes-regulate-renal-calcium-oxalate-crystal-development
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701856/protective-effects-of-degraded-soybean-polysaccharides-on-renal-epithelial-cells-exposed-to-oxidative-damage
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689742/toxicity-and-efficacy-of-cdo-nanostructures-on-the-mdck-and-caki-2-cells
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649531/mechanistic-insights-into-the-antilithiatic-proteins-from-terminalia-arjuna-a-proteomic-approach-in-urolithiasis
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593572/kidney-stone-matrix-proteins-ameliorate-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-induced-apoptotic-injury-to-renal-epithelial-cells
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554497/l-carnitine-protects-renal-tubular-cells-against-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-crystals-adhesion-through-preventing-cells-from-dedifferentiation
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539983/pathophysiology-based-treatment-of-urolithiasis
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27447713/2-8-dihydroxyadenine-nephropathy-identified-as-cause-of-end-stage-renal-disease-after-renal-transplant
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444343/rottlerin-a-polyphenolic-compound-from-the-fruits-of-mallotus-phillipensis-lam-m%C3%A3-ll-arg-impedes-oxalate-calcium-oxalate-induced-pathways-of-oxidative-stress-in-male-wistar-rats
#20
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
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