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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993191/the-anti-aging-protein-klotho-is-induced-by-gaba-therapy-and-exerts-protective-and-stimulatory-effects-on-pancreatic-beta-cells
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Gérald J Prud'homme, Yelena Glinka, Merve Kurt, Wenjuan Liu, Qinghua Wang
Systemic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) therapy prevents or ameliorates type 1 diabetes (T1D), by suppressing autoimmune responses and stimulating pancreatic beta cells. In beta cells, it increases insulin secretion, prevents apoptosis, and induces regeneration. It is unclear how GABA mediates these effects. We hypothesized that Klotho is involved. It is a multi-functional protein expressed in the kidneys, brain, pancreatic beta cells, other tissues, and is cell-bound or soluble. Klotho knockout mice display accelerated aging, and in humans Klotho circulating levels decline with age, renal disease and diabetes...
October 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985199/renal-lineage-cells-as-a-source-for-renal-regeneration
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REVIEW
Oren Pleniceanu, Dorit Omer, Orit Harari-Steinberg, Benjamin Dekel
The mammalian kidney is a highly complex organ, composed of various cell types within a unique structural framework. Nonetheless, in recent years, giant leaps in our understanding of nephrogenesis and the origin of new cells in the adult kidney, have resulted in novel routes to regenerate damaged nephrons. While several strategies can be envisioned to achieve this aim, one common theme is the reliance on renal lineage cells, since extra-renal cells, such as bone-marrow derived cells, have been shown to be devoid of renal differentiation capacity...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959634/safety-assessment-of-freeze-dried-powdered-cassiae-semen-evaluation-of-chronic-toxicity-26-week-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#3
Yanyu Pei, Ruoyao Wei, Jingjiang Sun, Hong Gao
There is a lack of safety assessment data regarding the long-term consumption of Cassiae Semen (Leguminosae, the seeds of Cassia obtusifolia L. and Cassia tora L.). Thus, we evaluated the toxicity of freeze-dried powdered Cassiae Semen in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were intragastrically administered freeze-dried powdered Cassiae Semen at a dose of 0.5, 2.2, or 10.0 g/kg body weight/day for 26 weeks; several variables were assessed after 13 and 26 weeks as well as after a 4-week recovery period...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948892/clinical-protocol-levels-are-required-in-laboratory-animal-surgery-when-using-medical-devices-experiences-with-ureteral-replacement-surgery-in-goats
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Paul K J D de Jonge, Marije Sloff, Heinz P Janke, Barbara B M Kortmann, Robert P E de Gier, Paul J Geutjes, Egbert Oosterwijk, Wout F J Feitz
It is common to test medical devices in large animal studies that are or could also be used in humans. In this short report we describe the use of a ureteral J-stent for the evaluation of biodegradable tubular constructs for tissue reconstruction, and the regeneration of ureters in Saanen goats. Similarly to a previous study in pigs, the ureteral J-stent was blindly inserted until some resistance was met. During evaluation of the goats after three months, perforation of the renal cortex by the stent was observed in four out of seven animals...
October 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929209/upper-urinary-tract-effects-after-irreversible-electroporation-ire-of-human-localised-renal-cell-carcinoma-rcc-in-the-irene-pilot-phase-2a-ablate-and-resect-study
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J J Wendler, M Pech, J Köllermann, B Friebe, S Siedentopf, S Blaschke, D Schindele, M Porsch, D Baumunk, J Jürgens, F Fischbach, J Ricke, M Schostak, M Böhm, U B Liehr
PURPOSE: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a new potential ablation modality for small renal masses. Animal experiments have shown preservation of the urine-collecting system (UCS). The purpose of this clinical study was to perform the first evaluation and comparison of IRE's effects on the renal UCS by using urinary cytology, magnetic-resonance imaging, and resection histology in men after IRE of pT1a renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS: Seven patients with biopsy-proven RCC pT1a cN0cM0 underwent IRE in a phase 2a pilot ablate-and-resect study (IRENE trial)...
September 19, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926842/pharmacotherapy-with-thymoquinone-improved-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-integrity-and-functional-activity-enhanced-islets-revascularization-and-alleviated-metabolic-and-hepato-renal-disturbances-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Adel Galal El-Shemi, Osama Adnan Kensara, Aiman Alsaegh, Mohammed Hasan Mukhtar
AIMS: This study is aimed at evaluating the antidiabetic effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats, and exploring the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in adult male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of freshly prepared STZ (65 mg/kg). After disease induction, 42 rats were equally assigned to: controls, STZ-diabetic group, and STZ-diabetic group treated with oral TQ (35 mg/kg/day) for 5 weeks...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922990/streamlined-system-for-conducting-in-vitro-studies-using-decellularized-kidney-scaffolds
#7
Andrew Reyes Padalhin, Chanmi Park, Byong-Taek Lee
Kidney regeneration is a complex process that can only be studied in vitro at a limited capacity due to the inherent structural and functional complexity of its tissues. Thus, a suitable platform for conducting cellular response and development should be established from decellularized tissues with intact microarchitecture. In this study, a modular streamlined system was developed to allow manageable handling and set-up of in vitro studies using decellularized rat kidneys. The system is composed of commercially available parts that can be reused, interchanged, and re-configured based on the desired experimental stage and process...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891390/pathology-and-epidemiology-of-oxalate-nephrosis-in-cheetahs
#8
Emily P Mitchell, Molly E Church, Sarah M Nemser, Betsy Jean Yakes, Eric R Evans, Renate Reimschuessel, Karin Lemberger, Peter N Thompson, Karen A Terio
To investigate cases of acute oxalate nephrosis without evidence of ethylene glycol exposure, archived data and tissues from cheetahs ( Acinonyx jubatus) from North America ( n = 297), southern Africa ( n = 257), and France ( n = 40) were evaluated. Renal and gastrointestinal tract lesions were characterized in a subset of animals with ( n = 100) and without ( n = 165) oxalate crystals at death. Crystals were confirmed as calcium oxalate by Raman spectroscopy in 45 of 47 cheetahs tested. Crystals were present in cheetahs from 3...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878669/picrorhiza-kurroa-enhances-%C3%AE-cell-mass-proliferation-and-insulin-secretion-in-streptozotocin-evoked-%C3%AE-cell-damage-in-rats
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Shiv Kumar, Vikram Patial, Sourabh Soni, Supriya Sharma, Kunal Pratap, Dinesh Kumar, Yogendra Padwad
Autoimmune destruction of insulin producing pancreatic β-cells leads to insulin insufficiency and hyperglycemia in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Regeneration of β-cells is one of the proposed treatment for type 1 diabetes and insulin insufficiency. Picrorhiza kurroa is a medicinal herb and is traditionally being used for the treatment of various diseases. Previous studies reported the hypoglycemic potential of P. kurroa. However, its potential role in β-cell induction in insulin secretion have not been fully investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840583/therapeutic-implications-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-increased-survival-and-containment-of-liver-damage
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Biplob Kumar Saha, Mamun Al Mahtab, Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar, Sheikh Mohammad Noor-E-Alam, Ayub Al Mamun, Sharker Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful Alam, Ahmed Lutful Moben, Faiz Ahmad Khondaker, Forhadul Islam Chowdhury, Ruksana Raihan, Salimur Rahman, Ashok Kumar Choudhury
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mobilization of bone marrow-derived stem cells by granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) supports hepatic regeneration and may augment clinical improvement in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The aim of this study is to assess the impact of G-CSF on complications and transplant-free survival in patients with ACLF. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with ACLF defined by Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) criteria were openly randomized to control (group A) or intervention (group B) receiving G-CSF (5 μg/kg/day, for 6 consecutive days) in addition to standard medical therapy with antiviral drugs...
August 24, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831294/ameliorative-effect-of-daidzein-on-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-mice-via-modulation-of-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-cell-death
#11
Hongzhou Meng, Guanghou Fu, Jie Shen, Kezhen Shen, Zhijie Xu, Yiming Wang, Baiye Jin, Hao Pan
Oxidative stress and inflammation are part and parcel of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. The purpose of this work is to study the role of soy isoflavone constituent, daidzein, in cisplatin-induced renal damage. Cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity was evident by the histological damage in proximal tubular cells and by the increase in serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, and urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1). Cisplatin-induced cell death was shown by TUNEL staining and caspase-3/7 activity...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815884/periodontal-ligament-like-tissue-regeneration-with-drilled-porous-decalcified-dentin%C3%A2-matrix-sheet-composite
#12
Ge Feng, Yan Wu, Yu Yong, Lan Huang, Shu An, Bo Hu, Jun Luo, Jinlin Song
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we constructed a composite by combining the human dental follicle cell sheet and a manual drilled porous decalcified dentin matrix that was used to construct ectopic tissue-engineered periodontal ligament-like tissues in renal capsules of nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human dental follicle cells were harvested from human lower third molars and then embedded into a temperature-sensitive culture dish. These cells were then placed into frozen porous decalcified dentin matrix sheets and induced by 50 g/ml ascorbic acid...
August 16, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811645/inhibin-a-and-decorin-secreted-by-human-adult-renal-stem-progenitor-cells-through-the-tlr2-engagement-induce-renal-tubular-cell-regeneration
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Fabio Sallustio, Claudia Curci, Alessandra Aloisi, Chiara Cristina Toma, Elisabetta Marulli, Grazia Serino, Sharon Natasha Cox, Giuseppe De Palma, Alessandra Stasi, Chiara Divella, Rosaria Rinaldi, Francesco Paolo Schena
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a public health problem worldwide. Several therapeutic strategies have been made to accelerate recovery and improve renal survival. Recent studies have shown that human adult renal progenitor cells (ARPCs) participate in kidney repair processes, and may be used as a possible treatment to promote regeneration in acute kidney injury. Here, we show that human tubular ARPCs (tARPCs) protect physically injured or chemically damaged renal proximal tubular epithelial cells (RPTECs) by preventing cisplatin-induced apoptosis and enhancing proliferation of survived cells...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758559/small-for-size-syndrome-bridging-the-gap-between-liver-transplantation-and-graft-recovery
#14
Akila Rajakumar, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela, M Susan Mandell
In living donor liver transplantation, optimal graft size is estimated from values like graft volume/standard liver volume and graft/recipient body weight ratio but the final functional hepatic mass is influenced by other donor and recipient factors. Grafts with insufficient functional hepatic mass can produce a life-threatening condition with rapidly progressive liver failure called small-for-size syndrome (SFSS). Diagnosis of SFSS requires careful surveillance for signs of inadequate hepatocellular function, residual portal hypertension, and systemic inflammation that suggest rapidly progressive liver failure...
September 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736435/extracellular-vesicles-in-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Diana Karpman, Anne-Lie Ståhl, Ida Arvidsson
Extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes and microvesicles, are host cell-derived packages of information that allow cell-cell communication and enable cells to rid themselves of unwanted substances. The release and uptake of extracellular vesicles has important physiological functions and may also contribute to the development and propagation of inflammatory, vascular, malignant, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. This Review describes the different types of extracellular vesicles, how they are detected and the mechanisms by which they communicate with cells and transfer information...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735502/regenerative-medicine-in-kidney-disease-where-we-stand-and-where-to-go
#16
REVIEW
Fernanda T Borges, Nestor Schor
The kidney is a complex organ with more than 20 types of specialized cells that play an important role in maintaining the body's homeostasis. The epithelial tubular cell is formed during embryonic development and has little proliferative capacity under physiological conditions, but after acute injury the kidney does have regenerative capacity. However, after repetitive or severe lesions, it may undergo a maladaptation process that predisposes it to chronic kidney injury. Regenerative medicine includes various repair and regeneration techniques, and these have gained increasing attention in the scientific literature...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714420/evaluation-of-temporal-changes-in-urine-based-metabolomic-and-kidney-injury-markers-to-detect-compound-induced-acute-kidney-tubular-toxicity-in-beagle-dogs
#17
M P Wagoner, Y Yang, J E McDuffie, M Klapczynski, W Buck, L Cheatham, D Eisinger, F Sace, K M Lynch, M Sonee, J-Y Ma, Y Chen, K Marshall, M Damour, L Stephen, Y P Dragan, J Fikes, S Snook, L B Kinter
Urinary protein biomarkers and metabolomic markers have been leveraged to detect acute Drug Induced Kidney Injury (DIKI) in rats; however, the utility of these indicators to enable early detection of DIKI in canine models has not been well documented. Therefore, we evaluated temporal changes in biomarkers and metabolites in urine from male and female beagle dogs. Gentamicin- induced kidney lesions in male dogs were characterized by moderate to severe tubular epithelial cell degeneration/necrosis, epithelial cell regeneration and dilation; and a unique urinebased metabolomic fingerprint...
2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699526/hydrogel-based-cell-therapies-for-kidney-regeneration-current-trends-in-biofabrication-and-in-vivo-repair
#18
Katja Jansen, Carl C L Schuurmans, Jitske Jansen, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Tina Vermonden
Facing the problems of limited renal regeneration capacity and the persistent shortage of donor kidneys, dialysis remains the only treatment option for many end-stage renal disease patients. Unfortunately, dialysis is only a medium-term solution because large and protein-bound uremic solutes are not efficiently cleared from the body and lead to disease progression over time. Current strategies for improved renal replacement therapies (RRTs) range from whole organ engineering to biofabrication of renal assist devices and biological injectables for in vivo regeneration...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688581/persistent-and-inducible-neogenesis-repopulates-progenitor-renin-lineage-cells-in-the-kidney
#19
Linda Hickmann, Anne Steglich, Michael Gerlach, Moath Al-Mekhlafi, Jan Sradnick, Peter Lachmann, Maria Luisa S Sequeira-Lopez, R Ariel Gomez, Bernd Hohenstein, Christian Hugo, Vladimir T Todorov
Renin lineage cells (RLCs) serve as a progenitor cell reservoir during nephrogenesis and after renal injury. The maintenance mechanisms of the RLC pool are still poorly understood. Since RLCs were also identified as a progenitor cell population in bone marrow we first considered that these may be their source in the kidney. However, transplantation experiments in adult mice demonstrated that bone marrow-derived cells do not give rise to RLCs in the kidney indicating their non-hematopoietic origin. Therefore we tested whether RLCs develop in the kidney through neogenesis (de novo differentiation) from cells that have never expressed renin before...
July 6, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684123/aspirin-and-blood-pressure-effects-when-used-alone-or-in-combination-with-antihypertensive-drugs
#20
REVIEW
Ana Catarina Costa, Marta Reina-Couto, António Albino-Teixeira, Teresa Sousa
Arterial hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and renal events. Lowering blood pressure is thus an important strategy for reducing morbidity and mortality. Since low-dose aspirin is a cornerstone in the prevention of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, combined treatment with aspirin and antihypertensive drugs is very common. However, the impact of aspirin therapy on blood pressure control remains a subject of intense debate. Recent data suggest that the cardioprotective action of aspirin extends beyond its well-known antithrombotic effect...
July 3, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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