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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345112/experience-with-direct-acting-anti-viral-agents-for-treating-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Amit Goel, Dharmendra Singh Bhadauria, Anupma Kaul, Narayan Prasad, Amit Gupta, Raj Kumar Sharma, Praveer Rai, Rakesh Aggarwal
In recent past, direct-acting anti-viral drugs (DAAs) have become the standard of care for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, the experience with the use of these drugs in Indian renal transplant recipients is limited. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with DAA-based treatment for HCV infection in such patients. Between April 2015 and December 2016, six adults (median age 41 [range 34-52] years, male 5; GT1 2, GT3 3, and GT4 1; including three with prior failed interferon-based treatment) had received genotype-guided, DAA-based anti-HCV treatment 1 to 158 (median 15) months after renal transplantation...
March 27, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340373/influence-of-sex-on-cardiovascular-drug-responses-role-of-estrogen
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REVIEW
Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
In this review we discuss the sex/estrogen-specific modulation of cardiovascular function and responses to current therapeutics. We discuss how anatomical differences such as a smaller kidney size, and lower glomerular filtration rate in females, reduce the clearance and increase the toxicity of some drugs in females. Other important sex differences include the dampening effect of estrogen on central sympathetic and renin angiotensin systems. Further, we discuss how a shift in myocardial redox status leads to paradoxical transformation of estrogen into a pro-inflammatory hormone...
March 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340076/cisplatin-induced-renal-inflammation-is-ameliorated-by-cilastatin-nephroprotection
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Blanca Humanes, Sonia Camaño, Jose Manuel Lara, Venkatta Sabbisetti, María Ángeles González-Nicolás, Joseph V Bonventre, Alberto Tejedor, Alberto Lázaro
Background.: Cisplatin is a potent chemotherapeutic drug whose nephrotoxic effect is a major complication and a dose-limiting factor for antitumoral therapy. There is much evidence that inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. We found that cilastatin, a renal dehydropeptidase-I inhibitor, has protective effects in vitro and in vivo against cisplatin-induced renal damage by inhibiting apoptosis and oxidation. Here, we investigated the potential use of cilastatin to protect against cisplatin-induced kidney injury and inflammation in rats...
March 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339935/nephrotoxicity-of-anticancer-treatment
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Jolanta Malyszko, Klaudia Kozlowska, Leszek Kozlowski, Jacek Malyszko
Severe adverse systemic drug events occur commonly as a result of treatment of cancer patients. Nephrotoxicity of chemotherapeutic agents remains a significant complication limiting the efficacy of the treatment. A variety of renal disease and electrolyte disorders can result from the drugs that are used to treat malignant disease. The kidneys are a major elimination pathway for many antineoplastic drugs and their metabolites. Tumour lysis syndrome, an emergency in haematooncology, occurs most often after the initiation of cytotoxic therapy in patients with high-grade lymphomas and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...
October 6, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339468/pbmda-a-novel-and-effective-path-based-computational-model-for-mirna-disease-association-prediction
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Zhu-Hong You, Zhi-An Huang, Zexuan Zhu, Gui-Ying Yan, Zheng-Wei Li, Zhenkun Wen, Xing Chen
In the recent few years, an increasing number of studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in many fundamental and important biological processes. As one of pathogenetic factors, the molecular mechanisms underlying human complex diseases still have not been completely understood from the perspective of miRNA. Predicting potential miRNA-disease associations makes important contributions to understanding the pathogenesis of diseases, developing new drugs, and formulating individualized diagnosis and treatment for diverse human complex diseases...
March 24, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339051/protective-effects-of-tacrolimus-on-podocytes-in-early-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats
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Tao Peng, Xiangdi Chang, Jie Wang, Junhui Zhen, Xiangdong Yang, Zhao Hu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of tacrolimus on early podocyte damage in rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN). A total of 38 normal male Sprague‑Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: Normal control group (group N; n=8), DN group (n=10), tacrolimus (FK506) treatment group (group F; n=10), benazepril (Lotensin) treatment group (group L; n=10). The rats in groups DN, F and L were administered with streptozotocin (STZ; 60 mg/kg) by intraperitoneal injection to establish the diabetic rat model...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334417/pharmacovigilance-database-search-discloses-clc-k-channels-as-a-novel-target-of-the-at1-receptor-blockers-valsartan-and-olmesartan
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Paola Imbrici, Domenico Tricarico, Giuseppe Felice Mangiatordi, Orazio Nicolotti, Marcello Diego Lograno, Diana Conte, Antonella Liantonio
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Human ClC-K chloride channels are highly attractive targets for drug discovery for their physiological role and association with genetic disorders. These channels are pivotal in the kidney as they control chloride reabsorption and water diuresis. In addition, loss-of-function mutations of CLCKNB and BSND genes cause Bartter's syndrome (BS), whereas CLCNKA and CLCKNB gain-of-function polymorphisms predispose to a rare form of salt sensitive hypertension. Both disorders lack a personalized therapy that is in most cases only symptomatic...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303937/vitamin-d-inhibits-lymphangiogenesis-through-vdr-dependent-mechanisms
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Saleh Yazdani, Fariba Poosti, Luis Toro, Johannes Wedel, Rik Mencke, Katarina Mirković, Martin H de Borst, J Steven Alexander, Gerjan Navis, Harry van Goor, Jacob van den Born, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands
Excessive lymphangiogenesis is associated with cancer progression and renal disease. Attenuation of lymphangiogenesis might represent a novel strategy to target disease progression although clinically approved anti-lymphangiogenic drugs are not available yet. VitaminD(VitD)-deficiency is associated with increased cancer risk and chronic kidney disease. Presently, effects of VitD on lymphangiogenesis are unknown. Given the apparently protective effects of VitD and the deleterious associations of lymphangiogenesis with renal disease, we here tested the hypothesis that VitD has direct anti-lymphangiogenic effects in vitro and is able to attenuate lymphangiogenesis in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302554/structure-based-analysis-of-single-nucleotide-variants-in-the-renin-angiotensinogen-complex
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REVIEW
David K Brown, Olivier Sheik Amamuddy, Özlem Tastan Bishop
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in regulating blood pressure and controlling sodium levels in the blood. Hyperactivity of this system has been linked to numerous conditions including hypertension, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure. As such, various classes of drugs have been developed to inhibit this system. These drugs are aimed at preventing angiotensin II from performing its function by inhibiting angiotensin II receptors or inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzyme from converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299616/promise-of-sglt2-inhibitors-in-heart-failure-diabetes-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Pieter Martens, Chantal Mathieu, Frederik H Verbrugge
This review provides mechanistic insight in the pleiotropic effects of sodium-glucose transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors with particular interest to the pathophysiology of heart failure. The SGLT-2 inhibitor empagliflozin has recently demonstrated an unprecedented 38% reduction in cardiovascular mortality in patients with diabetes. Despite modest effects on long-term glycemic control, highly significant reductions in heart failure admissions and end-stage kidney disease were observed. SGLT-2 inhibitors are the latest approved class of glucose-lowering agents...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292990/-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-cancer-drug-therapy-platinum-derivatives-cisplatin-and-carboplatin
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Ayumu Matsuoka, Yuichi Ando
Cisplatin, a first-generation platinum derivative, is one of the most widely used anticancer agents and can treat a broad spectrum of malignancies. Cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity is a major dose-limiting side effect resulting from damage to the proximal tubules of the kidney. This nephrotoxicity can be prevented by lowering the concentration of cisplatin and shortening the period of cisplatin exposure to the proximal tubules. In clinical practice, high-volume hydration(>3 L intravenous isotonic saline), forced diuresis(mannitol and/or furosemide), and magnesium supplementation have been generally used to lower the risk of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292988/-the-aim-and-scope-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-kidney-disease-in-cancer-survivors
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Shigeo Horie
Drug-induced nephron-toxicity hampers the effective cancer chemotherapy and impairs the quality of life of the patients. Now eGFR has substituted Ccr for the estimation of renal function. The concepts and clinical significance of CKD and AKI have been established. These progress of clinical nephrology can improve the management of cancer chemotherapy. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of kidney disease in cancer survivors supports health-related professional to practice based on the evidence, which will enhance the efficacy of the treatment and QOL of the cancer survivors...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292274/significance-of-clinical-and-morphological-prognostic-risk-factors-in-iga-nephropathy-follow-up-study-of-comparison-patient-groups-with-and-without-renoprotection
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Živile Riispere, Anne Kuudeberg, Elviira Seppet, Kristin Sepp, Madis Ilmoja, Merike Luman, Külli Kõlvald, Asta Auerbach, Mai Ots-Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most frequent glomerulonephritis in many countries including Estonia. There is no specific treatment for IgAN but renoprotection is indicated when proteinuria is >1 g/day. We aimed to assess the clinicopathological correlations of IgAN and to compare the follow-up outcome of the IgAN patients receiving renoprotection with the patients with other antihypertensive regimen treatments. METHODS: A retrospective kidney biopsy cohort study was carried out in consecutive 73 IgAN cases, using the new Oxford classification...
March 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288232/-tenofovir-associated-fanconi-s-syndrome-and-rickets-in-a-hiv-infected-girl
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Marcela Zúñiga, Armando Galindo, María Isabel Galaz, Maritza Vivanco, Patricio Romero, Paulina Balboa, Claudia Torrejón
Tenofovir (TDF) is an inhibitor of reverse transcriptase nucleotide analogue, although it has good tolerability and high anti-retroviral activity, its effect on the kidney has been a concern. OBJECTIVE: To describe a girl infected with HIV who presented Fanconi syndrome during antiretroviral therapy with TDF. CLINICAL CASE: We describe a HIV-1-infected girl, who after 18 months treatment with TDF presented loss of strength and pain of the lower extremities with functional impairment...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280692/influence-of-tacrolimus-metabolism-rate-on-renal-function-after-solid-organ-transplantation
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REVIEW
Gerold Thölking, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Katharina Schuette-Nuetgen, Stefan Reuter
The calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) tacrolimus (TAC) is an integral part of the immunosuppressive regimen after solid organ transplantation. Although TAC is very effective in prevention of acute rejection episodes, its highly variable pharmacokinetic and narrow therapeutic window require frequent monitoring of drug levels and dose adjustments. TAC can cause CNI nephrotoxicity even at low blood trough levels (4-6 ng/mL). Thus, other factors besides the TAC trough level might contribute to CNI-related kidney injury...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280325/novel-route-synthesis-of-porous-and-solid-gold-nanoparticles-for-investigating-their-comparative-performance-as-contrast-agent-in-computed-tomography-scan-and-effect-on-liver-and-kidney-function
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Farooq Aziz, Ayesha Ihsan, Aalia Nazir, Ishaq Ahmad, Sadia Zafar Bajwa, Asma Rehman, Abdoulaye Diallo, Waheed S Khan
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with dimension in the range of 1-100 nm have a prominent role in a number of biomedical applications like imaging, drug delivery, and cancer therapy owing to their unique optical features and biocompatibility. In this work, we report a novel technique for the synthesis of two types of GNPs namely porous gold nanoparticles (PGNPs) and solid gold nanoparticles (SGNPs). PGNPs of size 35 nm were fabricated by reduction of gold (III) solution with lecithin followed by addition of L-ascorbic acid and tri-sodium citrate, whereas SGNPs with a dimension of 28 nm were prepared by reflux method using lecithin as a single reducing agent...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273641/betulinic-acid-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-in-rat-chronic-kidney-disease-model
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Anshuk Sharma, Richa Thakur, Madhu C Lingaraju, Dhirendra Kumar, Karikalan Mathesh, Avinash G Telang, Thakur Uttam Singh, Dinesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Most chronic kidney diseases (CKDs), regardless of the nature of the initial injury, progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) characterized by fibrosis with irreversible loss of tissue and function. Thus, improved and more effective therapies are critical. Betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpene is a compound in the pipeline of anti-cancer drug development. It has been shown to a possess variety of beneficial effects in many disease conditions. However, its efficacy against CKD is yet to be explored...
March 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272459/enoblock-a-unique-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-the-non-glycolytic-functions-of-enolase-alleviates-the-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetes
#18
Haaglim Cho, JungIn Um, Ji-Hyung Lee, Woong-Hee Kim, Wan Seok Kang, So Hun Kim, Hyung-Ho Ha, Yong-Chul Kim, Young-Keun Ahn, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) significantly impacts on human health and patient numbers are predicted to rise. Discovering novel drugs and targets for treating T2DM is a research priority. In this study, we investigated targeting of the glycolysis enzyme, enolase, using the small molecule ENOblock, which binds enolase and modulates its non-glycolytic 'moonlighting' functions. In insulin-responsive cells ENOblock induced enolase nuclear translocation, where this enzyme acts as a transcriptional repressor. In a mammalian model of T2DM, ENOblock treatment reduced hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271163/molecular-characterization-of-neuraminidase-genes-of-influenza-a-h3n2-viruses-circulating-in-southwest-india-from-2009-to-2013
#19
Anitha Jagadesh, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, Vahid Rajabali Zadeh, Anjana Krishnan, Govindakarnavar Arunkumar
Molecular characterization of neuraminidase (NA) gene of 25 influenza A(H3N2) virus isolates (2009-2013) archived at the Manipal Centre for Virus Research was carried out. The annual rate of amino acid substitutions in the N2 gene of influenza A(H3N2) virus isolates was 0.2-0.6%. Out of the 25 NA sequences analyzed, catalytic site mutations were observed in three isolates. Two of the mutations (D151G and E276G) were detected in functional catalytic residues, and an E227V mutation was detected in the framework residues...
March 7, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270062/antidiabetic-drugs-and-the-kidney
#20
Moses Elisaf, Eleftheria Tzavela, Nikolaos Karanatsis, Vasilis Tsimichodimos
OBJECTIVE: Nephropathy is among the most common and most devastating complications of diabetes mellitus. Recent data suggest that there is a multifaceted interaction between the kidney and antidiabetic drugs. Thus, the deterioration of renal function may result in important changes in the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of glucose-lowering compounds. Additionally, drugs that exert their antidiabetic properties through the inhibition of proximal glucose reabsorption are now available whereas accumulating evidence suggests that some of these drugs may exert renoprotective properties that are independent of their effect on carbohydrate metabolism...
March 6, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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