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Calcium oxalate stone

Nilubon Singhto, Rattiyaporn Kanlaya, Angkhana Nilnumkhum, Visith Thongboonkerd
In kidney stone disease, macrophages secrete various mediators via classical secretory pathway and cause renal interstitial inflammation. However, whether their extracellular vesicles, particularly exosomes, are involved in kidney stone pathogenesis remained unknown. This study investigated alterations in exosomal proteome of U937-derived macrophages (by phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate activation) after exposure to calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals for 16-h using 2-DE-based proteomics approach. Six significantly altered proteins in COM-treated exosomes were successfully identified by nanoscale liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-electron transfer dissociation tandem mass spectrometry as proteins involved mainly in immune processes, including T-cell activation and homeostasis, Fcγ receptor-mediated phagocytosis, interferon-γ (IFN-γ) regulation, and cell migration/movement...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Bryan D Hinck, Ricardo Miyaoka, James E Lingeman, Dean G Assimos, Brian R Matlaga, Rocky Pramanik, John Asplin, Benjamin Cohen, Manoj Monga
INTRODUCTION: To determine if markers of kidney injury correlate with urinary oxalate excretion. If so, such biomarkers might be early predictors of oxalate nephropathy. Gastric bypass surgery for obesity is known to be associated with postoperative hyperoxaluria, which can lead to urolithiasis and kidney damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were recruited from four large academic centers > 6 months following completion of gastric bypass surgery. Patients provided a spot urine sample for analysis of three markers of kidney injury: 8-iso-Prostaglandin F2 α, N-acetyl- β -D-Glucosaminidase, and Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
Ayse Betul Ergul, Mehmet Kara, Cigdem Karakukcu, Arzu Tasdemir, Humeyra Aslaner, Mehmet Ali Ergul, Sebahattin Muhtaroglu, Gozde Erturk Zararsiz, Yasemin Altuner Torun
Boron plays roles in the metabolism of calcium, vitamin D, steroid hormones, healthy bone development, and maintenance of cell membranes. The biological effects of boron are dose-dependent but follow a U-shaped pattern, rendering it important to define the active range. The studies of Bahadoran et al. on rats and Naghii et al. on humans showed that low doses of boron (3 and 10 mg/day) prevented kidney stone formation. The aim of this study was to determine whether high doses of boron have an anti-urolithiatic or antioxidant effect on nephrolithiasis in an experimental rat model...
March 8, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Tilahun Alelign, Beyene Petros
Kidney stone disease is a crystal concretion formed usually within the kidneys. It is an increasing urological disorder of human health, affecting about 12% of the world population. It has been associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal failure. The etiology of kidney stone is multifactorial. The most common type of kidney stone is calcium oxalate formed at Randall's plaque on the renal papillary surfaces. The mechanism of stone formation is a complex process which results from several physicochemical events including supersaturation, nucleation, growth, aggregation, and retention of urinary stone constituents within tubular cells...
2018: Advances in Urology
Daniel J Lama, Shoaib Safiullah, Albert Yang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Jaime Landman, Ralph V Clayman
The concept of adipose tissue as an organ unto itself represents a new medical construct; already differences in the volume of perirenal fat around a tumor-bearing kidney have been described. We hypothesized that renal calculi may have similar impact on perirenal fat or alternatively abnormalities in urinary metabolites may be the result of perirenal fat affecting renal metabolism and subsequent stone formation. Accordingly, we conducted a study utilizing three-dimensional imaging software to evaluate perirenal fat volume (PFV) in patients with nephrolithiasis...
March 2, 2018: Urolithiasis
Yunlong Liu, Quan Liu, Xiang Wang, Ziqi He, Derong Li, Xiaofeng Guan, Zhiwei Tao, Yaoliang Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nephrolithiasis is a common and frequently occurring disease, its exact pathogenesis is remains unclear. Emerging data suggest that autophagy plays a vital role in the pathophysiological processes of kidney diseases. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the potential role of autophagy in the formation of calcium oxalate (CaOx) kidney stones in rat model. METHODS: Thirty-two rats were randomly divided into four groups (eight rats/group): untreated control group, stone model group, rapamycin-treated group, chloroquine-treated group...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Yunhe Yen, Borshuh Cheng, Changchung Chan, Chiwei Lin, Hsiuling Chen
Lifestyle, food intake, and exposure to chemicals are potential risk factors for the development of calcium urolithiasis. Pb, Cd, and Hg have been proved to cause renal illness, and urinary tract stones might be caused by exposure to metals. Therefore, this study aimed to measure the concentration of metals in urinary tract stones and blood simultaneously in urolithiasis patients. Moreover, we intended to determine whether urinary tract stones can be regarded as a biomarker of exposure or an effect marker in a population with environmental exposure to metals...
February 27, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Paleerath Peerapen, Sakdithep Chaiyarit, Visith Thongboonkerd
Our previous expression study has reported a set of proteins with altered levels in renal tubular cells after exposure to calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals, which are the main composition of kidney stones. However, their functional significance remained largely unknown. In this study, protein network analysis revealed that the significantly altered proteins induced by COM crystals were involved mainly in three main functional networks, including i) cell proliferation and wound healing; ii) oxidative stress and mitochondrial function; and iii) cellular junction complex and integrity...
February 21, 2018: Proteomics
Andrea Ferrero, Ralf Gutjahr, Ahmed F Halaweish, Shuai Leng, Cynthia H McCollough
RATIONAL AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the performance of a whole-body, photon-counting detector (PCD) computed tomography (CT) system in differentiating urinary stone composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-seven human urinary stones with pure mineral composition were placed in four anthropomorphic water phantoms (35-50 cm lateral dimension) and scanned on a PCD-CT system at 100, 120, and 140 kV. For each phantom size, tube current was selected to match CTDIvol (volume CT dose index) to our clinical practice...
February 14, 2018: Academic Radiology
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
Junrong Wang, Wei Wang, Wei Guo, Yanru Ma, Tianhui Ji, Baodi Zhang
Chemokines are a class of proteins with low molecular weight that serve important roles in the progression of inflammation. Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy is a surgical technique in which lasers or ultrasound are utilized to break down and/or remove kidney stones. In order to ensure a full recovery following surgery, effective patient care and nursing are required. In the present study, a total of 348 patients with kidney stones were recruited and the clinical importance of chemokines and inflammatory cytokines for the nursing of patients during perioperative period was investigated...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Theresa A Zwaschka, Justin S Ahn, Bryan W Cunitz, Michael R Bailey, Barbrina L Dunmire, Mathew D Sorensen, Jonathan D Harper, Adam D Maxwell
PURPOSE: Burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) is a new technology in development to fragment urinary stones. Ultrasonic propulsion is a separate technology under investigation for displacing stones. We measure the effect of propulsion pulses on stone fragmentation from BWL. MATERIAL/METHODS: Two artificial stone models (crystalline calcite, BegoStone plaster) and human calcium oxalate monohydrate stones measuring 5-8 mm were subjected to ultrasound exposures in a polyvinyl chloride tissue phantom within a water bath...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Xiangquan Zeng, Yu Xi, Weibo Jiang
In the urinary system, urolithiasis is the third prevalent disorder which causes severe pain in individuals. Urinary stones are composed of calcium oxalate (CaOx) and calcium phosphate in approximately 80% of patients. Although various drugs and surgery operations are used to treat the disease, side effects of drugs and the high recurrence after therapy in patients cannot be ignored. Flavonoids are a large group of plant polyphenols with presumed beneficial effects on several common diseases. Whereas, a very few have reached clinical use...
February 12, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Benjamin A Sherer, Ling Chen, Misun Kang, Alex R Shimotake, Scott V Wiener, Tom Chi, Marshall L Stoller, Sunita P Ho
The development of new modalities for kidney stone prevention rests upon understanding the progression of mineralization within the renal pyramid. The progression from small foci of mineralization within the renal pyramid to larger interstitial plaques that ultimately lead to the formation of clinically detectable calcium-based stones on calcium phosphate stems will be presented through correlative microscopy approach. High resolution X-ray computed tomography (micro-XCT), electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) compositional analyses of interstitial plaques, stems, and attached stones were performed...
February 8, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Qing Wang, Weijie Hu, Yuchao Lu, Henglong Hu, Jiaqiao Zhang, Shaogang Wang
To study the impact of body mass index (BMI) on quantitative 24-h urine chemistries in stone forming patients and to explore how overweight and obesity contribute to urolithiasis. A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science was performed in July 2017 and updated in October 2017 to detect relevant studies. After that, we screened all the relevant articles in accordance with the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data of eligible studies were extracted, and then, a meta-analysis was conducted via RevMan 5...
February 8, 2018: Urolithiasis
Vijayabhaskar Reddy Gouru, Vedamurthy Reddy Pogula, Surya Prakash Vaddi, Venu Manne, Ranadheer Byram, Lalith Sagar Kadiyala
Aim: The aim of the study is to identify the prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in children with urolithiasis. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study; all children below 15 years who are found to have urolithiasis were prospectively evaluated with relevant history, clinical examination, and urine and serum testing. Metabolic workup includes complete urine examination, urine culture and sensitivity, and 24-h urinary analysis (lithorisk profile). Results: A total of 55 patients are included in the study...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Aditya S Pawar, Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Ankit Sakhuja, Michael A Mao, Stephen B Erickson
Introduction: The horseshoe kidney (HSK) is the most common type of renal fusion anomaly. The incidence and characteristics of kidney stones in patients with HSK are not well studied. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the incidence and types of kidney stones in patients with HSK. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from the databases' inception through November 2016...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Aline A Yacoubian, Rami Nasr
Obesity is a worldwide challenging health problem. Weight loss through medical management of obesity has not always been successful, thus, giving rise to the need for surgical intervention. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be helpful for morbidly obese patients. However, studies have also shown the effect of surgery on stone formation, fertility and erectile function. This review summarizes the main findings of several studies that analyze stone formation and fertility in men as well as erectile function post bariatric surgery...
February 8, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Ruhul Amin, John Asplin, Daniel Jung, Mohamed Bashir, Altayeb Alshaikh, Sireesha Ratakonda, Sapna Sharma, Sohee Jeon, Ignacio Granja, Dietrich Matern, Hatim Hassan
Most kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate, and minor changes in urine oxalate affect the stone risk. Obesity is a risk factor for kidney stones and a positive correlation of unknown etiology between increased body size, and elevated urinary oxalate excretion has been reported. Here, we used obese ob/ob (ob) mice to elucidate the pathogenesis of obesity-associated hyperoxaluria. These ob mice have significant hyperoxaluria (3.3-fold) compared with control mice, which is not due to overeating as shown by pair-feeding studies...
January 27, 2018: Kidney International
X H Cai, R H Lin, J Wu, J B He, Y C Wu, X Y Wang
We used ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid dianhydride (EDTAD) to modify oxalate decarboxylase (OXDC) to improve its adsorption on calcium oxalate stones. The modified sites were identified by Ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) and the adsorption mechanism of the EDTAD-modified OXDC on calcium oxalate (CaOx) was investigated. We investigated adsorption time, initial enzyme concentration, temperature and solution pH on the adsorption process. Data were analyzed using kinetics, thermodynamics and isotherm adsorption models...
February 2, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
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