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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ji-Hua Wu, Yao-Liang Deng, Quan Liu, Jun-Chuan Yu, Yun-Long Liu, Zi-Qi He, Xiao-Feng Guan
Calcifying nanoparticles have been linked to various types of human disease, but how they contribute to disease processes is unclear. Here, we examined whether and how calcifying nanoparticles isolated from patients with kidney stones are cytotoxic to human bladder cancer cells. Calcifying nanoparticles were isolated from midstream urine of patients with renal calcium oxalate stones and examined by electron microscopy. Human bladder cancer cells (EJ cells) were cultured in the presence of calcifying nanoparticles or nanohydroxyapatites for 12 and 72 h and examined for toxicity using the Cell Counting Kit-8, for autophagy using transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, and for apoptosis using fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631902/-comparative-estimation-of-antilithogenic-activity-of-porcine-kidney-derived-biomedical-substance-and-sodium-citrate-in-experimental-urolithiasis
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G V Pavlyashik, A Yu Zharikov, V I Kiselev
AIM: to compare the anti-lithogenic activity of biomedical substance derived from freeze-dried porcine kidney and sodium citrate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experiments were conducted on Wistar rats divided into three groups of 15 animals each: control group (disease control), comparison group (sodium citrate treatment) and experimental group (treatment with biomedical substance from porcine kidneys). Experimental urolithiasis was modeled using the ethylene glycol model...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627057/vitamin-d-metabolism-in-growing-pigs-influence-of-uvb-irradiation-and-dietary-vitamin-d-supply-on-calcium-homeostasis-its-regulation-and-bone-metabolism
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E Kolp, M R Wilkens, W Pendl, B Eichenberger, A Liesegang
The aim of this study was to prove whether pigs are able to synthesize vitamin D (vitD) in the skin and to investigate the influence of ultraviolet irradiation (UVB) on vitD status and calcium (Ca) homeostasis of growing pigs. Thirty-two 11-week-old pigs were kept without access to sunlight and divided into four groups receiving the following treatment in a 2 × 2 factorial design: (i) UVB irradiation or not and (ii) vitD in feed or not. Blood, urine and faeces were sampled every third week. In serum, vitD metabolites, Ca, phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg) and bone markers were analysed...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623397/different-effects-of-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-gla-supplementation-on-plasma-and-red-blood-cell-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-and-calcium-oxalate-kidney-stone-risk-factors-in-healthy-subjects-from-two-race-groups-with-different-risk-profiles-pose-questions-about
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Allen L Rodgers, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Paul J van Jaarsveld
Fatty acid (FA) composition of phospholipids in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) can influence calciuria, oxaluria and renal stone formation. In this regard, the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) and its precursor linoleic acid (LA) appears to be important. Administration of γ-linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to increase the concentration of dihomo-gamma linoleic acid (DGLA) relative to AA indicating that it may attenuate biosynthesis of the latter. Such effects have not been investigated in race groups having difference stone occurrence rates...
June 16, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621590/cystoscopic-diagnosis-of-polypoid-cystitis-in-two-pet-rabbits
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Nicola Di Girolamo, Laura Bongiovanni, Silvia Ferro, Raffaele Melidone, Annalisa Nicoletti, Valeria Del Duca, Thomas M Donnelly, Paolo Selleri
CASE DESCRIPTION AS-year-old male Dwarf rabbit and 4-year-old female Mini-Rex rabbit were evaluated because of anorexia and urine scalding of the perineum. CLINICAL FINDINGS Abdominal radiography revealed a diffuse increase in the opacity of the urinary bladder attributable to urinary sludge. In 1 rabbit, abdominal ultrasonography revealed several mass-like lesions protruding from the mucosal surface into the lumen of the urinary bladder. Rabbits were anesthetized, and cystoscopy was performed with a rigid 2...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616648/protective-effect-of-dietary-polyphenol-caffeic-acid-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-kidney-stones-in-rats
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Fauzia Yasir, Atia-Tul- Wahab, M Iqbal Choudhary
Dietary polyphenol caffeic acid (1) has been reported for various pharmacological activities. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of caffeic acid (1) on ethylene glycol-induced renal stones in rats. For the study, male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups; normal, pathological, and standard drug controls, and preventive and curative groups. Normal control group received drinking water for 8 weeks. Pathological, standard drug, preventive, and curative groups received 0.75% ethylene glycol in drinking water for the induction of calcium oxalate stone formation, along with the regular diet...
June 14, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607573/effects-of-radix-astragali-and-its-split-components-on-gene-expression-profiles-related-to-water-metabolism-in-rats-with-the-dampness-stagnancy-due-to-spleen-deficiency-syndrome
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Wen-Xiao Zhao, Ning Cui, Hai-Qiang Jiang, Xu-Ming Ji, Xiao-Chun Han, Bing-Bing Han, Tong Wang, Shi-Jun Wang
Radix Astragali (RA) with slight sweet and warm property is a significant "qi tonifying" herb; it is indicated for the syndrome of dampness stagnancy due to spleen deficiency (DSSD). The purpose of this research was to explore effects of RA and its split components on gene expression profiles related to water metabolism in rats with the DSSD syndrome for identifying components representing property and flavor of RA. The results indicated that RA and its split components, especially polysaccharides component, significantly increased the body weight and the urine volume and decreased the water load index of model rats...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605936/vascular-disease-and-kidney-stones-abdominal-aortic-calcifications-are-associated-with-low-urine-ph-and-hypocitraturia
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Nishant D Patel, Ryan D Ward, Juan Camilo Calle, Eric Remer, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcifications are associated with nephrolithiasis. While studies have demonstrated correlations with vascular disease and calcium stones in kidney stone formers (KSF), an etiologic link has remained elusive. As a non-contrast CT scan (NCCT) is typically part of a stone evaluation, our objective was to evaluate the association of NCCT-based assessment of abdominal aortic calcifications (AAC) with 24-hour urine parameters and stone composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 97 KSF were included with CT imaging and 24-hour urine studies...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595806/conversion-of-biowastes-to-biomaterial-an-innovative-waste-management-approach
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M Bobby Kannan, Karly Ronan
The study suggests that biowastes (eggshells and urine) can be potentially used as precursors to produce hydroxyapatite (HAp) biomaterial in a simple chemical process. A batch reactor was used in this work to produce HAp powder from eggshells and synthetic urine (SU). Fine powder of calcined eggshells was dissolved in water to produce aqueous calcium hydroxide. The solution was then mixed with concentrated SU in stoichiometric amounts corresponding to HAp (Ca/P molar ratio∼1.67). The initial pH of the solution was alkaline (pH∼8...
June 5, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592876/elongation-factor-tu-on-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-urine-of-kidney-stone-patients-promotes-calcium-oxalate-crystal-growth-and-aggregation
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Piyawan Amimanan, Ratree Tavichakorntrakool, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Pipat Sribenjalux, Aroonlug Lulitanond, Vitoon Prasongwatana, Chaisiri Wongkham, Patcharee Boonsiri, Jariya Umka Welbat, Visith Thongboonkerd
Escherichia coli is the most common bacterium isolated from urine and stone matrix of calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone formers. Whether it has pathogenic role(s) in kidney stone formation or is only entrapped inside the stone remains unclear. We thus evaluated differences between E. coli isolated from urine of patients with kidney stone (EUK) and that from patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) without stone (EUU). From 100 stone formers and 200 UTI patients, only four pairs of EUK/EUU isolates had identical antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585182/lime-powder-treatment-reduces-urinary-excretion-of-total-protein-and-transferrin-but-increases-uromodulin-excretion-in-patients-with-urolithiasis
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Piyaratana Tosukhowong, Pimsuda Kulpradit, Sakdithep Chaiyarit, Wattanachai Ungjareonwattana, Nuttiya Kalpongnukul, Supoj Ratchanon, Visith Thongboonkerd
Our previous study has shown that lime powder (LP) had an inhibitory effect against calcium oxalate stone formation. However, the precise mechanisms underlying such beneficial effect remained unclear. Our present study thus aimed to address the effect of LP on excretory level and compositions of urinary proteins using a proteomics approach. From a total of 80 calcium oxalate stone formers recruited into our 2-year randomized clinical trial of LP effect, 10 patients with comparable age and clinical parameters were selected for this proteomic study...
June 5, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576907/low-bone-density-and-bisphosphonate-use-and-the-risk-of-kidney-stones
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Megan Prochaska, Eric Taylor, Anand Vaidya, Gary Curhan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have demonstrated lower bone density in patients with kidney stones, but no longitudinal studies have evaluated kidney stone risk in individuals with low bone density. Small studies with short follow-up reported reduced 24-hour urine calcium excretion with bisphosphonate use. We examined history of low bone density and bisphosphonate use and the risk of incident kidney stone as well as the association with 24-hour calcium excretion. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a prospective analysis of 96,092 women in the Nurses' Health Study II...
June 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575882/relationship-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-polymorphism-and-qt-dispersion-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Aysun Toraman, Hulya Colak, Hikmet Tekce, Sirri Cam, Seyhun Kursat
INTRODUCTION: The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion or deletion in long-term hemodialysis patients may be associated with corrected QT interval prolongation, leading to fatal arrhythmias. The ACE D allele is known to increase the risk of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and is also associated with increased QT dispersion after myocardial infarction and hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between ACE gene polymorphism and QT dispersion in hemodialysis patients...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569194/severe-child-form-of-primary-hyperoxaluria-type-2-a-case-report-revealing-consequence-of-grhpr-deficiency-on-metabolism
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Jana Konkoľová, Ján Chandoga, Juraj Kováčik, Marcel Repiský, Veronika Kramarová, Ivana Paučinová, Daniel Böhmer
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperoxaluria type 2 is a rare monogenic disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. It results from the absence of the enzyme glyoxylate reductase/hydroxypyruvate reductase (GRHPR). As a consequence of deficient enzyme activity, excessive amounts of oxalate and L-glycerate are excreted in the urine, and are a source for the formation of calcium oxalate stones that result in recurrent nephrolithiasis and less frequently nephrocalcinosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 10-month-old patient diagnosed with urolithiasis...
May 31, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567512/total-flavonoids-of-desmodium-styracifolium-attenuates-the-formation-of-hydroxy-l-proline-induced-calcium-oxalate-urolithiasis-in-rats
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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/28561635/-role-of-the-diet-in-urinary-stone-formation-and-prevalence
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Attila Szendrői, Ákos Tordé, Judit Vargha, Gergely Bánfi, András Horváth, Csaba Horváth, Péter Nyirády
In Hungary and in the developed countries urinary stones occur more often due to nutritional habits, obesity and sedentary lifestyle beside the endocrine and metabolic causes. In the daily urological and family doctor practice prevention should have an important role. Prevention is based not only on body weight control, physical exercise and medical treatment, but on proper diet as well. The nutritional components can change the consistence of urine, causing supersaturation, which is essential in stone formation...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555925/functional-severity-of-clcnkb-mutations-correlates-with-phenotypes-in-patients-with-classic-bartter-s-syndrome
#17
Chih-Jen Cheng, Yi-Fen Lo, Jen-Chi Chen, Chou-Long Huang, Shih-Hua Lin
Mutations in CLCNKB gene encoding human voltage-gated chloride ClC-Kb (hClC-Kb) channel cause classic Bartter's syndrome (BS). In contrast to antenatal BS, classic BS manifests highly variable phenotypes. The functional severity of mutant channel has been proposed to explain this phenomenon. Due to difficulties in the expression of hClC-Kb in heterologous expression systems, the functional consequences of mutant channels haven't been thoroughly examined, and the genotype-phenotype association hasn't been established...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552742/oxalobacter-formigenes-colonization-normalizes-oxalate-excretion-in-a-gastric-bypass-model-of-hyperoxaluria
#18
Benjamin K Canales, Marguerite Hatch
BACKGROUND: Hyperoxaluria and oxalate kidney stones frequently develop after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Oxalobacter formigenes can degrade ingested oxalate. OBJECTIVES: Examine the effect of O. formigenes wild rat strain (OXWR) colonization on urinary oxalate excretion and intestinal oxalate transport in a hyperoxaluric RYGB model. SETTING: Basic Science Laboratory, United States. METHODS: At 21 weeks of age, 28 obese male Sprague-Dawley rats survived Sham (n = 10) or RYGB (n = 18) surgery and were maintained on a 1...
March 23, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550437/hyperoxaluria-in-a-model-of-mini-gastric-bypass-surgery-in-rats
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Milene S Ormanji, Fernando Korkes, Renata Meca, Crysthiane S R A Ishiy, Gustavo H C Finotti, Renato R N Ferraz, Ita P Heilberg
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is associated with hyperoxaluria hence predisposing to nephrolithiasis. The present study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms contributing to increased urinary oxalate in a mini-gastric bypass (MGB) surgery model in rats under different dietary conditions. The expression of intestinal oxalate transporters was also evaluated. METHODS: Male rats underwent MGB (n = 21) or Sham procedure (n = 21) and after recovery were fed a standard or high-fat diet with or without oxalate for 8 weeks...
May 26, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546877/amino-acid-medical-foods-provide-a-high-dietary-acid-load-and-increase-urinary-excretion-of-renal-net-acid-calcium-and-magnesium-compared-with-glycomacropeptide-medical-foods-in-phenylketonuria
#20
Bridget M Stroup, Emily A Sawin, Sangita G Murali, Neil Binkley, Karen E Hansen, Denise M Ney
Background. Skeletal fragility is a complication of phenylketonuria (PKU). A diet containing amino acids compared with glycomacropeptide reduces bone size and strength in mice. Objective. We tested the hypothesis that amino acid medical foods (AA-MF) provide a high dietary acid load, subsequently increasing urinary excretion of renal net acid, calcium, and magnesium, compared to glycomacropeptide medical foods (GMP-MF). Design. In a crossover design, 8 participants with PKU (16-35 y) provided food records and 24-hr urine samples after consuming a low-Phe diet in combination with AA-MF and GMP-MF for 1-3 wks...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
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