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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
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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
#4
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
OBJECTIVES: To show experimentally induced renal stone disease and evaluate secondary inflammatory responses in vivo, and to characterize changes in expression of Toll-like receptor (TLR) subtypes in this model. To evaluate the associations of hyperoxaluria-induced renal stone formation and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) expression in a rat inflammation model. METHODS: Twenty 5-6-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into control and hyperoxaluria groups (n=10/group) and supplied with normal water or 1% ethylene glycol, respectively, for 16 weeks...
October 17, 2017: 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
#10
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
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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
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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
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585658/-cystinuria-caused-by-a-slc7a9-missense-mutation-in-siamese-crossbred-littermates-in-germany
#16
Stephanie Hilton, Keijiro Mizukami, Urs Giger
Cystinuria is caused by defective proximal renal tubular reabsorption of the amino acids cystine, ornithine, lysine, and arginine (COLA). The low solubility of cystine in mildly acidic urine may lead to the formation of urinary cystine crystals and uroliths. Much progress has been made recently in the diagnosis and understanding of cystinuria in companion animals. In cats, cystinuria affects equally both genders independent of neutering status and, despite being rare, already more cystinuria-causing mutations have been detected in cats compared to dogs...
August 11, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577729/-acute-obstructive-nephropathy-a-pathophysiological-view
#17
Jean-Philippe Haymann, Christophe Vinsonneau, Alexis Girshovich, Michel Daudon
Obstructive acute renal failure is a heterogeneous entity as the pathophysiology of intratubular obstruction is quite different from upper tract obstruction. In the former case, tubules are dilated due to a high hydrostatic pressure whereas pressures are normal in urinary upper tract. In the latter case, a high pressure above the ureteral obstacle is responsible for dilated renal cavities leading to extrinsic compression with no or only few dilated tubules though high hydrostatic pressure are recorded within tubules...
April 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567512/total-flavonoids-of-desmodium-styracifolium-attenuates-the-formation-of-hydroxy-l-proline-induced-calcium-oxalate-urolithiasis-in-rats
#18
Jianfu Zhou, Jing Jin, Xiong Li, Zhongxiang Zhao, Lei Zhang, Qian Wang, Jing Li, Qiuhong Zhang, Songtao Xiang
Desmosium styracifolium (D. styracifolium), which is considered as a Chinese herbal medicine, has been reported to treat the kidney stone diseases. However, the potential phytochemically active components and the underlying mechanisms associated with its efficacy in targeting urolithiasis remain to be elucidated. This study aims to investigate the anti-urolithiatic effect of total flavonoids of D. styracifolium (TFDS) on calcium oxalate (CaOx) renal stones in Sprague-Dawley rats. Animal models of CaOx urolithiasis were established in male Sprague-Dawley rats by adding 5% w/w hydroxy-L-proline (HLP) in regular rat chow...
May 31, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496123/systematic-evaluation-for-effects-of-urine-ph-on-calcium-oxalate-crystallization-crystal-cell-adhesion-and-internalization-into-renal-tubular-cells
#19
Juthatip Manissorn, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Paleerath Peerapen, Visith Thongboonkerd
Urine pH has been thought to be an important factor that can modulate kidney stone formation. Nevertheless, there was no systematic evaluation of such pH effect. Our present study thus addressed effects of differential urine pH (4.0-8.0) on calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystallization, crystal-cell adhesion, crystal internalization into renal tubular cells, and binding of apical membrane proteins to the crystals. Microscopic examination revealed that CaOx monohydrate (COM), the pathogenic form, was crystallized with greatest size, number and total mass at pH 4...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458427/antiurolithiatic-and-antioxidant-efficacy-of-musa-paradisiaca-pseudostem-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-nephrolithiasis-in-rat
#20
Padma Nibash Panigrahi, Sahadeb Dey, Monalisa Sahoo, Ananya Dan
OBJECTIVE: Musa paradisiaca has been used in the treatment of urolithiasis by the rural people in South India. Therefore, we plan to evaluate its efficacy and possible mechanism of antiurolithiatic effect to rationalize its medicinal use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urolithiasis was induced in hyperoxaluric rat model by giving 0.75% ethylene glycol (EG) for 28 days along with 1% ammonium chloride (AC) for the first 14 days. Antiurolithiatic effect of aqueous-ethanol extract of M...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
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