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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162507/biomechanical-property-and-modelling-of-venous-wall
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Wenguang Li
Human saphenous vein has long been used as coronary artery bypass grafts to survive a heart arrested by blocked coronary arteries. Biomechanical properties of the saphenous vein can be critical because mismatch in the biomechanical property between a coronary artery and a graft will reduce graft patency and speed up disease development in the graft. In this paper hence the active and passive biomechanical behaviours of the human saphenous vein and other venous walls were reviewed extensively and comprehensively...
November 18, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162432/renal-damage-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-metsx-disorders-implicated
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REVIEW
Trujillo Joyce, Chirino Yolanda Irasema, Martínez-Tagüeña Natalia, Pedraza-Chaverri Jose
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing worldwide and has become a risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease. The complex linkage between metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease is under research and the factors involved beyond the biological pathogenesis include demographic, sociological and psychological factors that are related to the metabolic syndrome prevalence. The social context of disease causation is as relevant to today's clinical scientist and practitioner as biomarker-directed risk stratification and therapy...
November 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162294/early-detection-of-acute-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-in-the-genesis-of-mesoamerican-nephropathy
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Rebecca S B Fischer, Chandan Vangala, Luan Truong, Sreedhar Mandayam, Denis Chavarria, Orlando M Granera Llanes, Marcos U Fonseca Laguna, Alvaro Guerra Baez, Felix Garcia, Ramón García-Trabanino, Kristy O Murray
Mesoamerican nephropathy is a devastating disease of unknown etiology that affects mostly young agricultural workers in Central America. An understanding of the mechanism of injury and the early disease process is urgently needed and will aid in identification of the underlying cause and direct treatment and prevention efforts. We sought to describe the renal pathology in Mesoamerican nephropathy at its earliest clinical appearance in prospectively identified acute case patients in Nicaragua. We considered those with elevated (or increased at least 0...
November 18, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162218/renal-histology-and-mri-in-a-25-year-old-japanese-man-with-nephronophthisis-4%C3%A2
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Daisuke Takada, Akinari Sekine, Junko Yabuuchi, Yuta Kogure, Toshiharu Ueno, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Keiichi Sumida, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Junichi Hoshino, Kenmei Takaichi, Keiichi Kinowaki, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Shinichi Uchida, Yoshifumi Ubara
We investigated a 25-year-old Japanese man who had polycystic kidneys and end-stage renal failure without a positive family history. Ultrasonography revealed enlarged kidneys with increased echogenicity and multiple cystic lesions. MRI showed replacement of both kidneys by cystic lesions without definite walls. Renal biopsy demonstrated interstitial fibrosis, especially at the corticomedullary junction. The residual tubular system showed starfish-like disruption. Tubules with cystic dilation were mainly the distal loop of Henle and the distal tubules since immunohistochemical staining was positive for cytokeratin 7 (the distal loop of Henle and the distal tubule) and Tamm-Horsfall protein (the distal loop of Henle), while being negative for aquaporin 3 (the collecting duct) and CD10 (proximal tubule)...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160908/connective-tissue-growth-factor-induces-renal-fibrosis-via-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-activation
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Sandra Rayego-Mateos, José Luis Morgado-Pascual, Raúl R Rodrigues-Diez, Raquel Rodrigues-Diez, Lucas Falke, Sergio Mezzano, Alberto Ortiz, Jesús Egido, Roel Goldschmeding, Marta Ruiz-Ortega
Connective tissue growth factor (CCN2/CTGF) is a matricellular protein overexpressed in progressive human renal diseases, mainly in fibrotic areas. In vitro studies have demonstrated that CCN2 regulates production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), and therefore could contribute to renal fibrosis. CCN2 blockade ameliorates experimental renal damage, including diminution of ECM accumulation. We have described that CCN2 and its C-terminal degradation product CCN2(IV), bind to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to modulate renal inflammation...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160413/long-non-coding-rna-chchd4p4-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-calcium-oxalate-induced-kidney-damage
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C Zhang, J Yuan, H Hu, W Chen, M Liu, J Zhang, S Sun, Z Guo
Kidney stone disease is a major cause of chronic renal insufficiency. The role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in calcium oxalate-induced kidney damage is unclear. Therefore, we aimed to explore the roles of lncRNAs in glyoxylate-exposed and healthy mouse kidneys using microarray technology and bioinformatics analyses. A total 376 mouse lncRNAs were differentially expressed between the two groups. Using BLAST, 15 lncRNA homologs, including AU015836 and CHCHD4P4, were identified in mice and humans. The AU015836 expression in mice exposed to glyoxylate and the CHCHD4P4 expression in human proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells exposed to calcium oxalate monohydrate were analyzed, and both lncRNAs were found to be upregulated in response to calcium oxalate...
November 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159875/renal-hypoxia-in-kidney-disease-cause-or-consequence
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REVIEW
Connie P C Ow, Jennifer P Ngo, Md Mahbub Ullah, Lucinda M Hilliard, Roger G Evans
Tissue hypoxia has been proposed as an important factor in the pathophysiology of both chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury, initiating and propagating a vicious cycle of tubular injury, vascular rarefaction, and fibrosis and thus exacerbation of hypoxia. Here, we critically evaluate this proposition by systematically reviewing the literature relevant to the following six questions: (1) Is kidney disease always associated with tissue hypoxia? (2) Does tissue hypoxia drive signaling cascades that lead to tissue damage and dysfunction? (3) Does tissue hypoxia per se lead to kidney disease? (4) Does tissue hypoxia precede pathology? (5) Does tissue hypoxia co-localize with pathology? (6) Does prevention of tissue hypoxia prevent kidney disease? We conclude that tissue hypoxia is a common feature of both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease...
November 21, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159789/heart-failure-and-kidney-disease
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Dario Grande, Margherita Ilaria Gioia, Paola Terlizzese, Massimo Iacoviello
Kidney disease is commonly found in heart failure (HF) patients. They share many risk factors and common pathophysiological pathways which often lead to mutual dysfunction. Both haemodynamic and non-haemodynamic mechanisms are involved in the development of renal impairment in heart failure patients. Moreover, the presence of a chronic kidney disease is a significant independent predictor of worse outcome in chronic as well as in acute decompensated HF. As a consequence, an accurate evaluation of renal function plays a key role in the management of HF patients...
November 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158549/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-mediates-the-profibrotic-effect-of-albumin-in-renal-tubular-cells
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Junping Hu, Weili Wang, Fan Zhang, Pin-Lan Li, Krishna M Boini, Fan Yi, Ningjun Li
Proteinuria is closely associated with the progression of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) by producing renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Over-activation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α has been implicated in the progression of CKD. The present study tested the hypothesis that HIF-1α mediates albumin-induced profibrotic effect in cultured renal proximal tubular cells. Incubation of the cells with albumin (40 μg/ml) for 72 hrs significantly increased the protein levels of HIF-1α, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 and collagen-I, which were blocked by HIF-1α shRNA...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147879/increased-risk-for-colon-polyps-in-patients-with-reflux-disease
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Amnon Sonnenberg, Kevin O Turner, Robert M Genta
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found an increased risk for colonic neoplasm in patients with Barrett's esophagus. It is unknown whether such risk applies similarly to other types of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). AIMS: To test whether GERD represents a risk factor for the occurrence of colon polyps. METHODS: The Miraca Life Sciences Database is a large national electronic repository of histopathologic records of patients distributed throughout the entire USA...
November 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146732/mir-539-5p-inhibits-experimental-choroidal-neovascularization-by-targeting-cxcr7
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Yifan Feng, Jing Wang, Yuanzhi Yuan, Xi Zhang, Minqian Shen, Fei Yuan
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) has been previously confirmed to participate in the formation of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) via its receptor, CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR) 4; CXCR7 is a recently identified receptor for SDF-1. The molecular mechanisms and therapeutic value of CXCR7 in CNV remain undefined. In this study, experimental CNV was induced by laser photocoagulation in Brown-Norway pigmented rats, and aberrant CXCR7 overexpression was detected in the retinal pigment epithelial/choroid/sclera tissues of laser-injured eyes...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142988/proximal-tubular-expression-patterns-of-megalin-and-cubilin-in-proteinuric-nephropathies
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Jia Sun, Kjell Hultenby, Jonas Axelsson, Johan Nordström, Bing He, Annika Wernerson, Karin Lindström
Introduction: Receptor-mediated endocytosis is responsible for protein reabsorption in the proximal tubules. For albumin this process involves at least 2 interacting receptors, megalin and cubilin. Albumin is not usually present in the urine, indicating a highly efficient tubular reuptake under physiological conditions. However, early appearance of albuminuria may mean that the tubular system is overwhelmed by large quantities of albumin or that the function is impaired. Methods: To better understand the physiological role of megalin and cubilin in human renal disease, renal biopsies from 15 patients with a range of albuminuria and 3 healthy living donors were analyzed for proximal tubular expression of megalin and cubilin using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and semiquantitative immune-electron microscopy...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142952/serum-ngal-and-cystatin-c-comparison-with-urinary-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-as-early-predictors-of-renal-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Marcelo R Bacci, Ethel Z Chehter, Ligia A Azzalis, Beatriz Costa de Aguiar Alves, Fernando L A Fonseca
Introduction: Diabetic nephropathy is associated with specific histological changes. Early detection of poor glomerular and tubular function can be achieved with biomarkers of diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of kidney dysfunction biomarkers in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Methods: Patients with T2D were grouped according to their glycated hemoglobin level. Patients' urine and blood samples were taken to measure cystatin C (CysC), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, beta-trace protein levels, and the first morning void albumin-to-creatinine ratio...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142939/negative-staining-for-col4a5-correlates-with-worse-prognosis-and-more-severe-ultrastructural-alterations-in-males-with-alport-syndrome
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Samar M Said, Mary E Fidler, Anthony M Valeri, Brooke McCann, Wade Fiedler, Lynn D Cornell, Mariam Priya Alexander, Ahmed M Alkhunaizi, Anne Sullivan, Carl H Cramer, Marie C Hogan, Samih H Nasr
Introduction: Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive hematuric nephropathy with or without sensorineural hearing loss and ocular lesions. Previous studies on AS included mostly children. Methods: To determine the prognostic value of loss of staining for collagen type IV alpha 5 (COL4A5) and its relationship with the ultrastructural glomerular basement membrane alterations, we performed direct immunofluorescence using a mixture of fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated and Texas-red conjugated antibodies against COL4A5 and COL4A2, respectively, on renal biopsies of 25 males with AS (including 16 who were diagnosed in adulthood)...
January 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135157/-calciuria-as-a-metabolic-marker-for-various-conditions-and-diseases
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L V Egshatyan, N G Mokrysheva
The article analyzes the literature on the features of human calcium homeostasis. The authors describe the etiopathogenetic role of calcitropic hormones, the plasma and urine acid-base status, various ions, lifestyle and nutrition and other factors contributing to hypercalciuria due to increased intestinal absorption, bone resorption, impairment of tubular calcium reabsorption, etc. They discuss the role of calciuria as a factor in forming urinary calculi and present their own observations.
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134448/hyperammonemia-associated-with-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-or-urinary-tract-infection-a-systematic-review
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Caterina M Clericetti, Gregorio P Milani, Sebastiano A G Lava, Mario G Bianchetti, Giacomo D Simonetti, Olivier Giannini
BACKGROUND: Hyperammonemia usually results from an inborn error of metabolism or from an advanced liver disease. Individual case reports suggest that both distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection may also result in hyperammonemia. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on hyperammonemia secondary to distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection was conducted. RESULTS: We identified 39 reports on distal renal tubular acidosis or urinary tract infections in association with hyperammonemia published between 1980 and 2017...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133360/selective-nanoparticle-targeting-of-the-renal-tubules
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Ryan M Williams, Janki Shah, Helen S Tian, Xi Chen, Frederic Geissmann, Edgar A Jaimes, Daniel A Heller
Direct targeting to the kidneys is a promising strategy to improve drug therapeutic index for the treatment of kidney diseases. We sought to investigate the renal selectivity and safety of kidney-targeted mesoscale nanoparticle technology. We found that direct intravenous administration of these particles resulted in 26-fold renal selectivity and localized negligibly in the liver or other organs. The nanoparticles targeted the renal proximal tubular epithelial cells, as evidenced by intravital microscopy and ex vivo imaging...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133168/autologous-granulation-tissue-tubes-for-replacement-of-urethral-defects-an-experimental-study-in-male-rabbits
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Shi-Wei Jiang, Zhong-Hua Xu, Yuan-Yuan Zhao, Lei Yan, Zun-Lin Zhou, Gang-Li Gu
INTRODUCTION: Tubularized urethroplasty is commonly performed in clinical practice using genital skin flaps, bladder mucosa, and buccal mucosa. However, the long-term effects are not satisfying, and donor site morbidities remain a problem. Besides, those grafts are unavailable with malignant conditions of the urinary tract, a history of lichen sclerosis, or oral disease. OBJECTIVE: An autologous granulation tissue tube of any required length and diameter can be produced by implanting foreign objects subcutaneously (Summary Fig...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132945/uric-acid-and-the-risks-of-kidney-failure-and-death-in-individuals-with-ckd
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Anand Srivastava, Arnaud D Kaze, Ciaran J McMullan, Tamara Isakova, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND: Serum uric acid concentrations increase in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may lead to tubular injury, endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and intrarenal inflammation. Whether uric acid concentrations are associated with kidney failure and death in CKD is unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: 3,885 individuals with CKD stages 2 to 4 enrolled in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) between June 2003 and September 2008 and followed up through March 2013...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131245/expression-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathway-in-patients-with-acute-renal-injury
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S-Y Wang, S-X Yang, X-X Zhao, F Chen, J Shi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation is to determine if the protein expression of the Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway is induced after acute renal injury in patients with acute tubular necrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients in who met inclusion criteria underwent renal biopsy. Based on the result of the biopsy, patients were divided into two groups: one with nephrotic syndrome with mini-change disease (MCD group, 30 patients), the other one with minor lesions and acute tubular necrosis (ATN, 30 patients)...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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