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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814739/re-characterization-of-the-glomerulopathy-in-cd2ap-deficient-mice-by-high-resolution-helium-ion-scanning-microscopy
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Kenji Tsuji, Teodor G Păunescu, Hani Suleiman, Dongping Xie, Fahmy A Mamuya, Jeffrey H Miner, Hua A Jenny Lu
Helium ion scanning microscopy (HIM) is a novel technology that directly visualizes the cell surface ultrastructure without surface coating. Despite its very high resolution, it has not been applied extensively to study biological or pathology samples. Here we report the application of this powerful technology to examine the three-dimensional ultrastructural characteristics of proteinuric glomerulopathy in mice with CD2-associated protein (CD2AP) deficiency. HIM revealed the serial alteration of glomerular features including effacement and disorganization of the slit diaphragm, followed by foot process disappearance, flattening and fusion of major processes, and eventual transformation into a podocyte sheet as the disease progressed...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775003/interference-with-gs%C3%AE-coupled-receptor-signaling-in-renin-producing-cells-leads-to-renal-endothelial-damage
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Peter Lachmann, Linda Hickmann, Anne Steglich, Moath Al-Mekhlafi, Michael Gerlach, Niels Jetschin, Steffen Jahn, Brigitte Hamann, Monika Wnuk, Kirsten Madsen, Valentin Djonov, Min Chen, Lee S Weinstein, Bernd Hohenstein, Christian P M Hugo, Vladimir T Todorov
Intracellular cAMP, the production of which is catalyzed by the α-subunit of the stimulatory G protein (Gsα), controls renin synthesis and release by juxtaglomerular (JG) cells of the kidney, but may also have relevance for the physiologic integrity of the kidney. To investigate this possibility, we generated mice with inducible knockout of Gsα in JG cells and monitored them for 6 months after induction at 6 weeks of age. The knockout mapped exclusively to the JG cells of the Gsα-deficient animals. Progressive albuminuria occurred in Gsα-deficient mice...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774335/a-comparative-study-on-the-efficacy-of-a-retrograde-perfusion-technique-and-an-antegrade-perfusion-technique-for-donor-kidney-recovery-in-transplantation-in-pigs
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Xiuwu Han, Xuhui Zhu, Tao Li, Yansheng Li, Hui Shan, Peng Zhang, Bulang He
BACKGROUND: Donor organ shortage is a significant problem in kidney transplantation. Improvement of perfusion techniques can increase the number of available organs. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficiency and safety of retrograde perfusion (RP) of kidney grafts during organ recovery after transplantation in pigs. METHODS: Ten pigs were divided into two groups, six in the study group for the RP technique and four in the control group for standard antegrade perfusion (AP)...
August 3, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760115/a-model-of-acute-antibody-mediated-renal-allograft-rejection-in-the-sensitized-rata
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Sharmila Ramessur Chandran, William R Mulley, John Kanellis, David J Nikolic-Paterson, Frank Y Ma
OBJECTIVES: Antibody-mediated rejection in transplant recipients with preexisting donor-specific antibodies is a challenging clinical situation. However, we lack suitable animal models to study this scenario. The aim of this study was to develop an animal model of acute antibody-mediated rejection of renal allografts in sensitized recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used major histocompatibility complex class I and II incompatible rat strains (Dark Agouti RT1av1 and Lewis RT1l), which develop aggressive rejection...
July 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759085/resveratrol-did-not-alter-blood-pressure-in-rats-with-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibited-hypertension
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Mehmet Aydin, Buket Gungor, A Secil Akdur, Hakki Engin Aksulu, Coskun Silan, Ibrahim Susam, Ali Kemal Cabuk, Gizem Cabuk
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is a well-known experimental model of hypertension (HT). It was shown that oxidative stress contributes to the pathogenesis of HT. Resveratrol is a potent anti-oxidant that is found in red grapes, peanuts and red wine. It improves the NO response and increases endothelial NOS expression, which causes endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation as well as renal vasodilation. We aimed to explore the effects of resveratrol on blood pressure, the water-salt balance and sodium excretion as a reflection of renal function in NOS-inhibited rat models...
May 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748185/novel-actions-of-growth-hormone-in-podocytes-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Dhanunjay Mukhi, Rajkishor Nishad, Ram K Menon, Anil Kumar Pasupulati
The kidney regulates water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and thus maintains body homeostasis. The kidney's potential to ensure ultrafiltered and almost protein-free urine is compromised in various metabolic and hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetic nephropathy (DN) accounts for ~20-40% of mortality in DM. Proteinuria, a hallmark of renal glomerular diseases, indicates injury to the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB). The GFB is composed of glomerular endothelium, basement membrane, and podocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687535/endothelial-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-blockade-abrogates-anca-induced-gn
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Mira Choi, Adrian Schreiber, Claudia Eulenberg-Gustavus, Claus Scheidereit, Jan Kamps, Ralph Kettritz
ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a highly inflammatory condition in which ANCA-activated neutrophils interact with the endothelium, resulting in necrotizing vasculitis. We tested the hypothesis that endothelial NF-κB mediates necrotizing crescentic GN (NCGN) and provides a specific treatment target. Reanalysis of kidneys from previously examined murine NCGN disease models revealed NF-κB activation in affected kidneys, mostly as a p50/p65 heterodimer, and increased renal expression of NF-κB-dependent tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685678/glomerular-endothelium-and-its-impact-on-glomerular-filtration-barrier-in-diabetes-are-the-gaps-still-illusive
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Joseph Fomusi Ndisang
BACKGROUND: Glomerular capillaries are lined with highly specialized fenestrated endothelium which are primarily responsible to regulate high flux filtration of fluid and small solutes. During filtration, plasma passes through the fenestrated endothelium and basement membrane before it reaches the slit diaphragm, a specialized type of intercellular junction that connects neighbouring podocytes. METHODS: A PubMed search was done for recent articles on components of the glomerular filtration barrier such as glomerular endothelial cells, podocytes and glomerular basement membrane, and the effect of diabetes on these structures...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656379/physiology-and-pathophysiology-of-the-plasminogen-system-in-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Per Svenningsen, Gitte Rye Hinrichs, Rikke Zachar, Rikke Ydegaard, Boye L Jensen
The plasminogen system is important for fibrinolysis in addition to tissue remodeling and inflammation with significance for kidney disease. The system consists of the circulating zymogen plasminogen (Plg) and the tissue- and urokinase-type plasminogen activators, tPA and uPA, expressed in the glomeruli, endothelium and tubular epithelium, respectively, and the inhibitors α2-antiplasmin and plasminogen activator inhibitor-type1, PAI-1. Plasminogen is activated by surface receptors, some with renal expression: urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), plasminogen receptor KT (Plg-RKT), and tPA, most evident in the endothelium...
June 27, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653860/gadolinium-deposition-in-human-brain-tissues-after-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-in-adult-patients-without-intracranial-abnormalities
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Robert J McDonald, Jennifer S McDonald, David F Kallmes, Mark E Jentoft, Michael A Paolini, David L Murray, Eric E Williamson, Laurence J Eckel
Purpose To determine whether gadolinium deposits in neural tissues of patients with intracranial abnormalities following intravenous gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) exposure might be related to blood-brain barrier integrity by studying adult patients with normal brain pathologic characteristics. Materials and Methods After obtaining antemortem consent and institutional review board approval, the authors compared postmortem neuronal tissue samples from five patients who had undergone four to 18 gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) examinations between 2005 and 2014 (contrast group) with samples from 10 gadolinium-naive patients who had undergone at least one MR examination during their lifetime (control group)...
June 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551807/prohibitin-signaling-at-the-kidney-filtration-barrier
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Christina Ising, Paul T Brinkkoetter
The kidney filtration barrier consists of three well-defined anatomic layers comprising a fenestrated endothelium, the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) and glomerular epithelial cells, the podocytes. Podocytes are post-mitotic and terminally differentiated cells with primary and secondary processes. The latter are connected by a unique cell-cell contact, the slit diaphragm. Podocytes maintain the GBM and seal the kidney filtration barrier to prevent the onset of proteinuria. Loss of prohibitin-1/2 (PHB1/2) in podocytes results not only in a disturbed mitochondrial structure but also in an increased insulin/IGF-1 signaling leading to mTOR activation and a detrimental metabolic switch...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542220/expression-of-receptor-type-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-in-developing-and-adult-renal-vasculature
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Keiko Takahashi, Rachel Kim, Colette Lauhan, Yuna Park, Nghiep G Nguyen, Dietmar Vestweber, Melissa G Dominguez, David M Valenzuela, Andrew J Murphy, George D Yancopoulos, Nicholas W Gale, Takamune Takahashi
Renal vascular development is a coordinated process that requires ordered endothelial cell proliferation, migration, intercellular adhesion, and morphogenesis. In recent decades, studies have defined the pivotal role of endothelial receptor tyrosine kinases (RPTKs) in the development and maintenance of renal vasculature. However, the expression and the role of receptor tyrosine phosphatases (RPTPs) in renal endothelium are poorly understood, though coupled and counterbalancing roles of RPTKs and RPTPs are well defined in other systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495931/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-drive-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Elmar Pieterse, Nils Rother, Marjolein Garsen, Julia M Hofstra, Simon C Satchell, Markus Hoffmann, Markus A Loeven, Hanneke K Knaapen, Olivier W H van der Heijden, Jo H M Berden, Luuk B Hilbrands, Johan van der Vlag
OBJECTIVE: An excessive release and impaired degradation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) leads to the continuous exposure of NETs to the endothelium in a variety of hematologic and autoimmune disorders, including lupus nephritis. This study aims to unravel the mechanisms through which NETs jeopardize vascular integrity. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Microvascular and macrovascular endothelial cells were exposed to NETs, and subsequent effects on endothelial integrity and function were determined in vitro and in vivo...
July 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441065/the-effect-of-sterilization-methods-of-endoscopic-instruments-on-the-body-a-study-on-rat-model
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Adnan Hut, Dogan Yildirim, Turgut Donmez, Cihad Tatar, Semih Mirapoglu, Rukiye Nilgun Erdogan, Zumrut Mine Isık Saglam, Huseyin Kilincaslan
PURPOSE: Laparoscopy is widely used in many surgical areas for diagnosis and treatment. The need for sterilization of reusable instruments is an important issue. Ensuring patient safety, preventing infection, and protecting the functionality of the instruments are the most important points to be considered. We aimed to investigate two sterilization methods and their effects generated by their distribution into intra-abdominal tissues during insufflation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 21 rats were used in the study...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391346/what-can-target-kidney-fibrosis
#15
Irina A Leaf, Jeremy S Duffield
Fibrosis, a characteristic of all chronic kidney diseases, is now recognized to be an independent predictor of disease progression. Deposition of pathological matrix in the walls of glomerular capillaries, the interstitial space and around arterioles both predicts and contributes to functional demise of the nephron and its surrounding vasculature. Recent identification of the major cell populations of fibroblast precursors in the kidney interstitium as pericytes and tissue-resident mesenchymal stem cells, and in the glomerulus as podocytes, parietal epithelial and mesangial cells, has enabled the study of the fibrogenic process in much greater depth directly in the fibroblast precursors...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377431/the-renal-and-cardiovascular-effects-of-natriuretic-peptides
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Philip Ching Yat Wong, Jun Guo, Aidong Zhang
The landmark report by de Bold et al. in 1981 signified the heart as one of the endocrine organs involved in fluid and salt balance (de Bold AJ, Borenstein HB, Veress AT, Sonnenberg H. Life Sci 28: 89-94, 1981). Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) are secreted from cardiomyocytes in response to cardiac stretch as in the case of heart failure, whereas C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is secreted from endothelial and renal cells in response to cytokines and endothelium-dependent agonists, such as acetylcholine...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371470/role-of-renal-vascular-potassium-channels-in-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#17
REVIEW
M Salomonsson, J C Brasen, C M Sorensen
The control of renal vascular tone is important for the regulation of salt and water balance, blood pressure and the protection against damaging elevated glomerular pressure. The K(+) conductance is a major factor in the regulation of the membrane potential (Vm ) in vascular smooth muscle (VSMC) and endothelial cells (EC). The vascular tone is controlled by Vm via its effect on the opening probability of voltage-operated Ca(2+) channels (VOCC) in VSMC. When K(+) conductance increases Vm becomes more negative and vasodilation follows, while deactivation of K(+) channels leads to depolarization and vasoconstriction...
September 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333979/the-interaction-between-fluid-status-and-angiopoietin-2-in-adverse-renal-outcomes-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Yi-Chun Tsai, Yi-Wen Chiu, Hung-Tien Kuo, Jia-Jung Lee, Su-Chu Lee, Tzu-Hui Chen, Ming-Yen Lin, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Mei-Chuan Kuo, Ya-Ling Hsu, Hung-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload is not only the characteristic but also an important complication in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Angiopoietin-2 (Angpt2) disturbs endothelium and vessel permeability, which may induce fluid overload. The aim of this study is to examine the interaction between fluid status and Angpt2 in adverse renal outcomes of CKD. METHODS: This cohort study enrolled 290 patients with CKD stages 3-5 from January 2011 to December 2011 and followed up until December 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320530/single-cell-rna-sequence-analysis-of-mouse-glomerular-mesangial-cells-uncovers-mesangial-cell-essential-genes
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Yuqiu Lu, Yuting Ye, Qianqian Yang, Shaolin Shi
Mesangial cells are essential for the structure and function of glomeruli, but the mechanisms underlying these roles are not well understood. Here, we performed a single-cell RNA-sequence (RNA-seq) analysis of mouse mesangial cells using the Fluidigm C1 platform. We found that gene expression in individual mesangial cells was tremendously heterogeneous, with mean correlation coefficients of 0.20, and most mesangial genes were actually expressed in only a portion of mesangial cells and are therefore presumably dispensable...
March 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294194/phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-preserves-renal-hemodynamics-and-function-in-mice-with-diabetic-kidney-disease-by-modulating-mir-22-and-bmp7
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Riccardo Pofi, Daniela Fiore, Rita De Gaetano, Giuseppe Panio, Daniele Gianfrilli, Carlotta Pozza, Federica Barbagallo, Yang Kevin Xiang, Konstantinos Giannakakis, Susanna Morano, Andrea Lenzi, Fabio Naro, Andrea M Isidori, Mary Anna Venneri
Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Preclinical and experimental studies show that PDE5 inhibitors (PDE5is) exert protective effects in DN improving perivascular inflammation. Using a mouse model of diabetic kidney injury we investigated the protective proprieties of PDE5is on renal hemodynamics and the molecular mechanisms involved. PDE5i treatment prevented the development of DN-related hypertension (P < 0.001), the increase of urine albumin creatinine ratio (P < 0...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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