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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636886/sirt1-enzymatically-potentiates-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-signaling-via-vitamin-d-receptor-deacetylation
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Marya S Sabir, Chengcheng Hu, Zainab Khan, Michael A Galligan, Christopher M Dussik, Sanchita Mallick, Angelika Dampf Stone, Shane F Batie, Elizabeth T Jacobs, G Kerr Whitfield, Mark R Haussler, Michael C Heck, Peter W Jurutka
The hormonal metabolite of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D), binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and promotes heterodimerization of VDR with a retinoid-X-receptor (RXR) to genomically regulate diverse cellular processes. Herein, it is revealed for the first time that VDR is post-translationally acetylated, and that VDR immunoprecipitated from human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells displays a dramatic decrease in acetylated receptor in the presence of 1,25D-ligand, sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) deacetylase, or the resveratrol activator of SIRT1...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#2
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/28631910/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-nephrolithiasis-among-young-rural-residents
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A V Sin'kov, I N Volosatova, G M Sin'kova, L A Nikolaeva
AIM: To determine the prevalence of nephrolithiasis, assess the significance of known risk factors, and identify new risk factors for nephrolithiasis among young rural residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 5 settlements of the Irkutsk rural district of the Irkutsk region and involved 408 inhabitants (93 men, 315 women) aged from 18 to 47 years. The selection of candidates for the study was randomized. The response of the population was 81...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
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/28627733/response-of-renal-tubular-cells-to-differential-types-and-doses-of-calcium-oxalate-crystals-integrative-proteome-network-analysis-and-functional-investigations
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Arada Vinaiphat, Siripat Aluksanasuwan, Juthatip Manissorn, Suchitra Sutthimethakorn, Visith Thongboonkerd
We have previously identified changes in the cellular proteome of renal tubular cells induced by low-dose (100 μg/ml) and high-dose (1,000 μg/ml) calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) and dihydrate (COD) crystals. However, the functional significance of such expression data remained unclear. In this study, we performed comparative analyses and functional investigations of four proteomic datasets to define potential mechanisms by which renal tubular cells responded to differential crystal types and doses. The data showed that high-dose induced greater changes than low-dose, whereas COM induced more changes than COD...
June 19, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624518/role-of-gut-microbiota-against-calcium-oxalate
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REVIEW
Humaira Sadaf, Syed Irfan Raza, Syed Waqas Hassan
Nephrolithiasis is a condition marked by the presence or formation of stones in kidneys. Several factors contribute to kidney stones development such as environmental conditions, type of dietary intake, gender and gastrointestinal flora. Most of the kidney stones are composed of calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate, which enter in to the body through diet. Both sources of oxalates become dangerous when normal flora of gastrointestinal tract is disturbed. Oxalobacter and Lactobacillus species exist symbiotically in the human gut and prevent stone formation by altering some biochemical pathways through production of specific enzymes which help in the degradation of oxalate salts...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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
#7
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/28621639/outcome-of-the-double-j-stent-placement-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Hakan Sözen, Onur Özen, Kibriya Fidan, Oğuz Söylemezoğlu, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Double J stent placement at kidney transplant may reduce stenosis or leakage complication rates. However, placement may also increase risk for early urinary tract infection (ie, < 3 mo after transplant). In children, the usefulness of double J stent placement is not well defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed retrospective data from children who received transplants at the Gazi University Transplantation Center and Pediatric Nephrology (Ankara, Turkey) for outcomes related to double J stents...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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/28613206/-evolution-from-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-to-mini-pcnl-in-supine-position-on-the-treatment-of-complex-renal-calculi-feasibility-study
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Fernando Ramón de Fata-Chillón, Helena Gimbernat-Díaz, Cristina Redondo-Redondo, Elisa Meilán-Hernández, Erika Mateo-Martínez
OBJECTIVES: Mini-PCNL is a potentially less invasive technique than standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We present our experience and results comparing both approaches in large burden complex renal calculi. METHODS: Prospective non randomized study comparing PCNL (24/26F nephroscope; Group A) and Mini-PCNL (15/18F; Group B) perioperative and postoperative results, in 40 (20 each group) consecutive patients between 2013 and 2014. We analyze demographic data, hemoglobin drop, urine culture, stone characteristics, operative time, puncture, number and size of the tract, disintegration energy sources, nephrostomy placement, hospital stay, stone free rate and Clavien-Dindo complications...
June 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613205/-renal-lithiasis-can-we-predict-the-need-for-retreatment-in-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-rirs
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José Luis Palmero-Martí, Jorge Panach-Navarrete, Lorena Valls-González, Amparo Ganau-Ituren, Juan Carlos Pastor-Lence, Antonio Benedicto-Redón
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the predictive factors for retreatment in RIRS to achieve complete lithiasis resolution. METHODS: Retrospective comparative study analyzing 298 cases of RIRS performed in our center over a 3 year period. The cohort was divided in two groups: Resolution in one operation or more than one, evaluating homogeneicity for age and gender. We compared the folowing variables: Hounsfield units, body mass index (BMI), number of stones, size, (on the case of multiple stones, larger stone size), side, location in the kidney and stone biochemistry...
June 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609763/calcium-sensing-receptor-genetic-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-developing-nephrolithiasis-in-a-chinese-population
#12
Qi Ding, Bo Fan, Ying Shi, Zhijiang Fan, Li Ding, Feng Li, Wenjian Tu, Xiaohua Jin, Chao Qin, Qiang Cao, Qinbo Yuan, Jing Wang, Jun Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) Arg990Gly (rs1042636, A > G), Ala986Ser (rs1801725, G > T) polymorphisms, and urolithiasis risk. METHODS: Polymorphisms mentioned above were genotyped in a hospital-based case-control study of 615 patients diagnosed with nephrolithiasis and 315 kidney stone-free controls in a Chinese population using the SNaPshot method. RESULTS: The results indicated a significantly increased risk associated with CaSR Arg990Gly GG genotypes (OR 1...
June 14, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607877/recurrent-kidney-stone-episodes-leading-to-a-diagnosis-of-occult-acromegaly
#13
Julie N Thai, Timothy Y Tran, Oksana Davydov, Mantu Gupta
The association between nephrolithiasis and acromegaly has been previously described. Although the mechanism has been established, the urological literature sparsely discusses clinically suspecting that patients with recurrent nephrolithiasis could have acromegaly and subsequently referring them for accurate diagnosis and treatment. We present a case of occult acromegaly secondary to a pituitary tumor discovered 20 years after the patient's first stone episode.
September 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606297/-spontaneous-renal-rupture-of-fornix-due-to-obstructing-urethral-stone
#14
Michael Asger Andersen, Rikke Tandrup Nielsen
A 53-year-old man was hospitalized due to acute right-sided flank pain. The pain went from right flank to right fossa. A non-contrast computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed pronounced stranding, hydronephrosis and proximal hydroureter. A CT urography showed oedema proximally around the right kidney and pyelogram. Due to lack of contrast excretion in the right kidney, initially "white kidney", there was need of an acute JJ-stent placement. No cause of obstruction was found during operation, however, after the stent placement, the patient was completely relieved of pain...
June 12, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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/28605509/a-novel-homozygous-umod-mutation-reveals-gene-dosage-effects-on-uromodulin-processing-and-urinary-excretion
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Noel Edwards, Eric Olinger, Jennifer Adam, Michael Kelly, Guglielmo Schiano, Simon A Ramsbottom, Richard Sandford, Olivier Devuyst, John A Sayer
Heterozygous mutations in UMOD encoding the urinary protein uromodulin are the most common genetic cause of autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD). We describe the exceptional case of a patient from a consanguineous family carrying a novel homozygous UMOD mutation (p.C120Y) affecting a conserved cysteine residue within the EGF-like domain III of uromodulin. Comparison of heterozygote and homozygote mutation carriers revealed a gene dosage effect with unprecedented low levels of uromodulin and aberrant uromodulin fragments in the urine of the homozygote proband...
June 10, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601561/the-3dbiopsy-prostate-biopsy-system-preclinical-investigation-of-a-needle-actuator-and-specimen-collection-device-allowing-sampling-of-individualized-prostate-lengths-between-20-and-60-mm
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Nelson N Stone, Vladimir Mouraviev, David Schechter, M Scott Lucia, Elizabeth E Smith, Paul Arangua, John Hoenemeyer, Jim Rosa, Rajan Bawa, E David Crawford
OBJECTIVE: To increase the likelihood of detecting anterior cancers within the prostate and provide a specimen that spans the length of the gland. Newly designed 17- and 15-gauge (G) biopsy needles, a variable actuator and integrated pathology system intended for the longer cores were developed and tested for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Testing was performed comparing two common cannula tip grinds, a Vet-point (sharp tip) and Menghini-point (atraumatic tip) and were tested against 18-G Bard MonoptyTM in porcine kidney...
June 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599030/pediatric-nephrolithiasis-a-review
#18
Tayaba Miah, Deepak Kamat
The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis is on the rise. The composition of kidney stones in children is different than in adults, as most stones in children have a composition of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate mixed with a small amount of uric acid. The symptoms of pediatric nephrolithiasis are nonspecific. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, because of radiation exposure associated with a CT scan, ultrasonography is also an accepted modality for the diagnosis. Extensive metabolic evaluation is important to rule out an underlying metabolic disorder...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597676/dorsal-inflammatory-mass-secondary-to-lost-stones-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#19
Cristina Pineño-Flores, Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Rafael Morales-Soriano, Francesc Xavier González Argente
The most frequent intraabdominal complication after lost stones are abscesses, which account for 65% of complications. The main risk factors are: old age, male gender, surgical difficulty, leakage of lithiasis of more than 1.5 cm or more than 15 stones, perihepatic location and pigmented gallstones. We report the case of a 73-year-old man with a medical history of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney failure and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593147/single-large-bladder-stone-in-a-young-male-adult-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#20
Omar Halalsheh, Firas Sahawneh, Khaled Altopajee, Abdelrahman Almanasra
Bladder stones are caused when minerals are built up in the bladder, especially if the bladder is incompletely emptied. These stones will pass while they are small. Otherwise, they get stuck to the bladder wall or ureter. If this happens, they gradually gather more mineral crystals, becoming larger over time. Primary hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by a tumor within the parathyroid gland, and elevated calcium levels can cause digestive symptoms, psychiatric abnormalities, bone disease and multiple kidney stones...
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
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