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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435125/inhibition-of-autophagy-attenuated-calcium-oxalate-crystal-induced-renal-tubular-epithelial-cell-injury-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Yunlong Liu, Derong Li, Ziqi He, Quan Liu, Jihua Wu, Xiaofeng Guan, Zhiwei Tao, Yaoliang Deng
Accumulating evidence suggests that autophagy is involved in the pathophysiological processes of kidney diseases. However, the role of autophagy in the formation of calcium oxalate (CaOx) nephrolithiasis remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of autophagy on renal tubular epithelial cell injury induced by CaOx crystals in vivo and in vitro . We first observed that the expression levels of LC3-II and BECN1 and number of autophagic vacuoles were markedly increased in the renal tissue of CaOx stone patients...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393127/uric-acid-renal-lithiasis-new-concepts
#2
Fabiola Pazos Pérez
BACKGROUND: Uric acid (UA) stones are responsible for 5-10% of the formation of all kidney stones. Recently, an association between UA stones and insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and obesity has been demonstrated and so the incidence has increased. The development of UA stones is dependent on several risk factors, including genetic predisposition, geographical location, dietary indiscretion, and various metabolic characteristics. SUMMARY: UA nephrolithiasis can arise from diverse etiologies, all with distinct underlying defects converging to one or more of 3 defects of hyperuricosuria, acidic urine pH, and low urinary volume...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362828/genetic-differences-in-c57bl-6-mouse-substrains-affect-kidney-crystal-deposition
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Masayuki Usami, Atsushi Okada, Kazumi Taguchi, Shuzo Hamamoto, Kenjiro Kohri, Takahiro Yasui
We previously established an experimental model of calcium oxalate crystal deposition in the mouse kidney using C57BL/6 mice. C57BL/6J (B6J) and C57BL/6N (B6N) are two core substrains of C57BL/6 mice. B6J and B6N substrains have approximately the same genomic sequence. However, in whole-genome analyses, substrains have slight genetic differences in some genes. In this study, we used these substrains as kidney crystal formation models and compared their genetic backgrounds to elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms of kidney stone formation...
January 23, 2018: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241624/the-macrophage-phenotype-and-inflammasome-component-nlrp3-contributes-to-nephrocalcinosis-related-chronic-kidney-disease-independent-from-il-1-mediated-tissue-injury
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Hans-Joachim Anders, Beatriz Suarez-Alvarez, Melissa Grigorescu, Orestes Foresto-Neto, Stefanie Steiger, Jyaysi Desai, Julian A Marschner, Mohsen Honarpisheh, Chongxu Shi, Jutta Jordan, Lisa Müller, Nicolai Burzlaff, Tobias Bäuerle, Shrikant R Mulay
Primary/secondary hyperoxalurias involve nephrocalcinosis-related chronic kidney disease (CKD) leading to end-stage kidney disease. Mechanistically, intrarenal calcium oxalate crystal deposition is thought to elicit inflammation, tubular injury and atrophy, involving the NLRP3 inflammasome. Here, we found that mice deficient in NLRP3 and ASC adaptor protein failed to develop nephrocalcinosis, compromising conclusions on nephrocalcinosis-related CKD. In contrast, hyperoxaluric wild-type mice developed profound nephrocalcinosis...
December 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236240/effects-of-small-molecules-water-that-may-retard-kidney-stone-formation
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Yang Li, Jichuan Pan, Yue Zhang, Yangtao Chang, Xiaoxiong Yang, Baoyu Yang, Xu Mao, Zhonghui Wang, Bing Gao, Xiuli Lu
PURPOSE: Water intake is important for preventing kidney stones. Small molecules water is a more active restructured water under magnetic field. Here, we studied the relation between small molecules water and crystal formation in the rat kidney. MATERIALS: The small molecules water was prepared by a water machine providing a 0.8-T magnetic field. Calcium oxalate crystals were induced by 0.75% EG (ethylene glycol) in male Sprague-Dawley rats by drinking small molecules water and plain water for up to 6 weeks, respectively...
December 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208768/caspase-independent-programmed-cell-death-triggers-ca2po4-deposition-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-nephrocalcinosis
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Giovanna Priante, Federica Quaggio, Lisa Gianesello, Monica Ceol, Rosalba Cristofaro, Liliana Terrin, Claudio Furlan, Dorella Del Prete, Franca Anglani
Nephrocalcinosis involves the deposition of microscopic crystals in the tubular lumen or interstitium. While the clinical, biochemical and genetic aspects of the diseases causing nephrocalcinosis have been elucidated, little is known about the cellular events in this calcification process. We previously reported a phenomenon involving the spontaneous formation of Ca2PO4 nodules in primary papillary renal cells from a patient with medullary nephrocalcinosis harboring a rare GDNF gene variant. We also demonstrated that cultivating GDNF -silenced HK-2 cells in osteogenic conditions for 15 days triggered Ca2PO4 deposits...
December 5, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183349/a-drosophila-genetic-model-of-nephrolithiasis-transcriptional-changes-in-response-to-diet-induced-stone-formation
#7
Vera Y Chung, Benjamin W Turney
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a significant healthcare issue but the pathophysiology of stone disease remains poorly understood. Drosophila Malpighian tubules were known to share similar physiological function to human renal tubules. We have used Drosophila as a genetic model to study the transcriptional response to stone formation secondary to dietary manipulation. METHODS: Wild-type male flies were raised on standard medium supplemented with lithogenic agents: control, sodium oxalate (NaOx) and ethylene glycol (EG)...
November 28, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105635/clinical-efficacy-of-unani-medicine-renax-for-treatment-of-urolithiasis
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Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghazala Shaheen, Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Shahbaz Ahmad Zakki
Stone formation occurs most commonly in acute and chronic renal failure. A kidney stone is a solid lump made up of crystals that separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. The current study was conducted to investigate the clinical efficacy of Unani medicine Renax in comparison with allopathic medicine (Spironolactone + Furosemide) to treat urolithiasis. The study was conducted in District Dera Ghazi Khan, South Punjab region. This was case control, randomized, double blind clinical study...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091707/transcriptional-study-of-hyperoxaluria-and-calcium-oxalate-nephrolithiasis-in-male-rats-inflammatory-changes-are-mainly-associated-with-crystal-deposition
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Sunil Joshi, Wei Wang, Saeed R Khan
Hyperoxaluria associated with renal deposition of calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals causes renal injury and inflammation leading to number of diseases including chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is however, not been possible to separate the renal consequences of hyperoxaluria from that of CaOx crystal deposition. We decided to utilize ethylene glycol (EG) model where hyperoxaluria and CaOx crystal deposition can be separated in time. To test our hypothesis, male rats were made hyperoxaluric by administering EG, rats were euthanized and kidneys were extracted on day 14, when occasional crystal is seen in the kidneys and day 28, when all animals have developed renal CaOx crystal deposits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054721/characterizing-the-association-between-toll-like-receptor-subtypes-and-nephrolithiasis-with-renal-inflammation-in-an-animal-model
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Mahmut Taha Olcucu, Kerem Teke, Serdar Yalcin, Erkan Olcucuoglu, Vildan Caner, Nilay Sen Turk, Omer Levent Tuncay
OBJECTIVE: To show experimentally induced renal stone disease and to evaluate secondary inflammatory responses in vivo, and to characterize changes in the expression of Toll-like receptor (TLR) subtypes in this model. METHODS: Twenty 5- to 6-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into control and hyperoxaluria groups (n = 10 per group) and were supplied with normal water or 1% ethylene glycol, respectively, for 16 weeks. The animals were then placed in metabolic cages, and urine was collected for a 24-hour urine oxalate level evaluation...
January 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045935/emodinol-ameliorates-urate-nephropathy-by-regulating-renal-organic-ion-transporters-and-inhibiting-immune-inflammatory-responses-in-rats
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Hui Wu, Mengze Zhou, Guo Lu, Zhonglin Yang, Hui Ji, Qinghua Hu
Emodinol, 1β, 3β, 23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-acid, as the main active ingredient firstly extracted from the rhizomes of Elaeagus pungens by our Research Group, was identified with apparent uricosuric and nephroprotective effects in hyperuricemia mice in our previous study. This study aimed to investigate the renal protective effect of emodinol in urate nephropathy rats. Rats were orally administrated by combined adenine and ethambutol to induce urate nephropathy. Emodinol at various doses were administered intragastrically to urate nephropathy rats daily...
October 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035194/clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-light-chain-proximal-tubulopathy-with-light-chain-inclusions-involving-multiple-renal-cell-types%C3%A2
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Xiaomei Li, Feng Xu, Dandan Liang, Shaoshan Liang, Xiaodong Zhu, Mingchao Zhang, Xianghua Huang, Zhihong Liu, Caihong Zeng
Light chain proximal tubulopathy (LCPT) associated with plasma cell dyscrasias is a rare abnormality, especially cases involving multiple cell types. The aim of this study is to explore the characteristics and outcomes of these diseases. We comprehensively evaluated the clinical-pathological data, treatment, and outcomes of 6 LCPT patients with involvement of multiple cell types. In 3 cases, we found that the inclusions largely existed in tubular cells, while in 2 cases they coexisted in podocytes and tubular cells, and in 1 case they coexisted in histiocytes and tubular cells...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918954/contemporary-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux
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REVIEW
Perviz Hajiyev, Berk Burgu
CONTEXT: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) remains the most interesting topic of pediatric urology due to the dynamic nature of recent controversial publications. Starting from the need for a diagnosis to the necessity and effectiveness of treatment in preventing scars, VUR remains in the mist. Although recent strong evidence helped as fog lights in this blurriness, more data are required for achieving crystal clearance. This article aims to summarize and discuss the current state of the evidence regarding VUR management...
April 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776078/sarna-mediated-activation-of-trpv5-reduces-renal-calcium-oxalate-deposition-in-rat-via-decreasing-urinary-calcium-excretion
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Tao Zeng, Xiaolu Duan, Wei Zhu, Yang Liu, Wenqi Wu, Guohua Zeng
Hypercalciuria is a main risk factor for kidney stone  formation. TRPV5 is the gatekeeper protein for mediating calcium transport and reabsorption in the kidney. In the present study, we tested the effect of TRPV5 activation with small activating RNA (saRNA), which could induce gene expression by targeting the promoter of the gene, on ethylene glycol (EG)-induced calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals formation in rat kidney. Five pairs of RNA activation sequences targeting the promoter of rat TRPV5 were designed and synthesized...
August 3, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775336/shape-dependent-cellular-toxicity-on-renal-epithelial-cells-and-stone-risk-of-calcium-oxalate-dihydrate-crystals
#15
Xin-Yuan Sun, Jian-Ming Ouyang, Kai Yu
Renal epithelial cell injury causes crystal retention and leads to renal stone formation. However, the effects of crystal shape on cell injury and stone risk remain unclear. This study compared the cytotoxicity degrees of calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD) crystals having different shapes toward human kidney proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells to reveal the effect of crystal shape on cell injury and to elucidate the pathological mechanism of calcium oxalate kidney stones. The effects of exposure to cross-shaped (COD-CS), flower-like (COD-FL), bipyramid (COD-BD), and elongated-bipyramid (COD-EBD) COD crystals on HK-2 cells were investigated by examining the cell viability, cell membrane integrity, cell morphology change, intracellular reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm), and apoptotic and/or necrotic rate...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762682/-use-of-citrate-in-patients-with-nephrolithiasis
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REVIEW
Martino Marangella
Citrate is a tricarboxylic acid and an intermediate metabolite of Krebs cycle. It contributes to oxidative metabolism of both kidney and liver. Alkaline sodium or potassium salts have the potential to increase alkaline reserve. In the kidney citrate is completely filtered at the glomerulus, undergoing to 10-40% tubular resorption. Renal insufficiency, even early, metabolic acidosis, potassium depletion induce hypocitraturia. Its importance in nephrolithiasis stems from its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium and to interfere with crystal formation, thus exerting a dual inhibition, thermodynamic and kinetic...
August 1, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707190/novel-porcine-model-for-calcium-oxalate-stone-formation
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Brandon P Trojan, Sara J Trojan, Andrew Navetta, Bryce Staches, Bryan Sutton, Stephanie Filleur, Thomas Nelius
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms for calcium-based stone formation are not clearly delineated. Porcine are the most anatomically and physiologically congruent mammal to humans. Our objectives were to develop a cost-effective and easily reproducible porcine model for the study of calcium-based nephrolithiasis. METHODS: Crossbred male pigs (n = 16) were assigned randomly to one of the following treatments: (1) control; (2) ethylene glycol (EG) + vitamin D (VD); (3) EG + ammonium chloride (AC); (4) EG + gentamicin (G); (5) EG + Lasix; (6) EG + VD + AC; (7) EG + VD + G...
October 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663256/magnesium-counteracts-vascular-calcification-passive-interference-or-active-modulation
#18
REVIEW
Anique D Ter Braake, Catherine M Shanahan, Jeroen H F de Baaij
Over the last decade, an increasing number of studies report a close relationship between serum magnesium concentration and cardiovascular disease risk in the general population. In end-stage renal disease, an association was found between serum magnesium and survival. Hypomagnesemia was identified as a strong predictor for cardiovascular disease in these patients. A substantial body of in vitro and in vivo studies has identified a protective role for magnesium in vascular calcification. However, the precise mechanisms and its contribution to cardiovascular protection remain unclear...
August 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629039/time-dependent-subcellular-structure-injuries-induced-by-nano-micron-sized-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-and-dihydrate-crystals
#19
Xin-Yuan Sun, Kai Yu, Jian-Ming Ouyang
Comparative studies were conducted to investigate the time effect of cell injury induced by nano-sized (50nm) and micron-sized (10μm) calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) and dihydrate (COD) crystals in African green monkey renal epithelial (Vero) cells. The effects of nano-/micron-sized COM and COD exposure on Vero cells were investigated by detecting the cell viability, cell morphology, LDH release, reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential, cell cycle, and cell apoptosis, as well as the intracellular and extracellular crystal distribution...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585833/energetic-basis-for-inhibition-of-calcium-phosphate-biomineralization-by-osteopontin
#20
Meng Li, Lijun Wang, Christine V Putnis
Calcium oxalate kidney stones form attached to Randall's plaques (RP), calcium phosphate (Ca-P) deposits on the renal papillary surface. Osteopontin (OPN) suppresses crystal growth in the complex process of urinary stone formation, but the inhibitory role of active domains of OPN involved in the initial formation of the RPs attached to epithelial cells has yet to be clarified. Here we demonstrate the thermodynamic basis for how OPN sequences regulate the onset of Ca-P mineral formation on lipid rafts as a model membrane...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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