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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344754/role-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-and-angiotensinogen-gene-polymorphisms-in-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-mediated-antiproteinuric-action-in-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-patients
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Neerja Aggarwal, Pawan Kumar Kare, Parul Varshney, Om Prakash Kalra, Sri Venkata Madhu, Basu Dev Banerjee, Anil Yadav, Alpana Raizada, Ashok Kumar Tripathi
AIM: To investigate the role of genetic variants of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensinogen (AGT) genes in the antiproteinuric efficacy of ACE inhibitor therapy in diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients. METHODS: In the present study, 270 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with nephropathy were enrolled and treated with ACE inhibitor (ramipril) and followed at 6 mo for renal function and albumin excretion by estimating serum creatinine, end stage renal disease, and albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) in urine...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337615/longer-duration-of-obesity-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-urinary-angiotensinogen-in-prepubertal-children
#2
Manuela Morato, Liane Correia-Costa, Teresa Sousa, Dina Cosme, Franz Schaefer, José Carlos Areias, António Guerra, Alberto Caldas Afonso, Henrique Barros, Ana Azevedo, António Albino-Teixeira
BACKGROUND: We aimed to study the impact of obesity on urinary excretion of angiotensinogen (U-AGT) in prepubertal children, focusing on the duration of obesity and gender. Also, we aimed to evaluate whether plasma angiotensinogen (P-AGT) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) play a role in the putative association. METHODS: Cross-sectional evaluation of 305 children aged 8-9 years (160 normal weight, 86 overweight, and 59 obese). Anthropometric measurements and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring were performed...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337307/effects-of-microrna-29a-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-by-targeting-agt-in-a-mouse-model
#3
Xin-Ke Chen, Li-Juan Ouyang, Zheng-Qin Yin, Yuan-You Xia, Xiu-Rong Chen, Hui Shi, Yan Xiong, Lian-Hong Pi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the effects of microRNA-29a (miR-29a) on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by targeting angiotensinogen (AGT) expression in a mouse model. METHODS: Ninety-six C57BL/6J mice were selected and divided into the normal control group (n = 12) and the oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) group (n = 84). All the mice in the OIR group were assigned to the following seven groups (12 mice in each group): the blank, miR-29a mimics, miR-29a inhibitors, empty plasmid, miR-29a mimics + si-AGT, miR-29a inhibitors + si-AGT and si-AGT groups...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330766/water-metabolism-dysfunction-via-renin-angiotensin-system-activation-caused-by-liver-damage-in-mice-treated-with-microcystin-rr
#4
Qing Zhong, Feng Sun, Weiguang Wang, Wenqing Xiao, Xiaoni Zhao, Kangding Gu
Microcystins (MCs) are a group of monocyclic heptapeptide toxins that have been shown to act as potent hepatotoxins. However, the observed symptoms of water metabolism disruption induced by microcystin-RR (MC-RR) or MCs have rarely been reported, and a relatively clear mechanism has not been identified. In the present study, male mice were divided into 4 groups (A: 140μg/kg, B: 70μg/kg,C: 35μg/kg, and D: 0μg/kg) and administered MC-RR daily for a month. On day 8 of treatment, an increase in water intake and urine output was observed in the high-dose group compared with the control, and the symptoms worsened with the repeated administration of the toxin until day 30...
March 19, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324005/insulin-inhibits-nrf2-gene-expression-via-heterogeneous-nuclear-ribonucleoprotein-f-k-in-diabetic-mice
#5
Anindya Ghosh, Shaaban Abdo, Shuiling Zhao, Chin-Han Wu, Yixuan Shi, Chao-Sheng Lo, Isabelle Chenier, Thierry Alquier, Janos G Filep, Julie R Ingelfinger, Shao-Ling Zhang, John S D Chan
Oxidative stress induces endogenous antioxidants via nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), potentially preventing tissue injury. We investigated whether insulin affects renal Nrf2 expression in type 1 diabetes (T1D) and studied its underlying mechanism. Insulin normalized hyperglycemia, hypertension, oxidative stress and renal injury, inhibited renal Nrf2 and angiotensinogen (Agt) gene expression and up-regulated heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein F (hnRNP F) and hnRNP K expression in Akita mice with T1D...
January 23, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322753/myeloperoxidase-asymmetric-dimethyl-arginine-and-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-in-cardiovascular-risk-patients-cross-sectional-findings-from-the-ludwigshafen-risk-and-cardiovascular-health-luric-study
#6
Sieglinde Zelzer, Dietmar Enko, Stefan Pilz, Andreas Tomaschitz, Winfried März, Andreas Meinitzer
OBJECTIVES: The leukocyte-derived myeloperoxidase (MPO), the nitric oxidase synthase (NOS) inhibitor asymmetrical dimethyl-arginine (ADMA) and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) are associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This study aimed to investigate potential interactions between the RAAS, ADMA and MPO in cardiovascular risk patients. DESIGN AND METHODS: All in all, 1446 patients, who were referred to coronary angiography, were included in this prospective study...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302554/structure-based-analysis-of-single-nucleotide-variants-in-the-renin-angiotensinogen-complex
#7
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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/28288872/local-renin-angiotensin-system-regulates-the-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-insulin-producing-cells-through-angiotensin-type-2-receptor
#8
Nermin Abdel-Hamid Sadik, Nadia Said Metwally, Olfat Gamil Shaker, Mahmoud Sanad Soliman, Ahmed Abdelaziz Mohamed, Mai Mohamed Abdelmoaty
Differentiation of stem cells into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) suitable for therapeutic transplantation offers a desperately needed approach for the diabetic patients. Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms during the differentiation of MSCs into IPCs assists the successful production of IPCs and provides an important insight into the improvement of the role of MSCs as a therapeutic tool for diabetes mellitus. The present study aimed to investigate the role of local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on MSCs differentiation into IPCs by measuring the expression of local RAS in MSCs during the differentiation into IPCs and assessing the effect of angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R) blocker and angiotensin type 2 receptor (AT2R) blocker on the differentiation process...
March 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283551/a-novel-role-for-mir-133a-in-centrally-mediated-activation-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-congestive-heart-failure
#9
Neeru M Sharma, Shyam Sundar Nandi, Hong Zheng, Paras K Mishra, Kaushik P Patel
Activated renin-angiotensin system (RAS) within the central nervous system has been implicated in sympathoexcitation during various disease conditions including congestive heart failure (CHF). In particular, activation of RAS in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus has been recognized to augment sympathoexcitation in CHF. We observed a 2.6-fold increase in angiotensinogen (AGT) in the PVN of CHF. To elucidate the molecular mechanism for increased expression of AGT, we performed in silico analysis of 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of AGT and found potential binding site for microRNA-133a(miR-133a)...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276504/pathologic-roles-of-receptor-associated-prorenin-system-in-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
#10
Yoko Dong, Atsuhiro Kanda, Kousuke Noda, Wataru Saito, Susumu Ishida
Receptor-associated prorenin system (RAPS) refers to the pathogenic mechanism whereby prorenin binding to (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR] dually activates tissue renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and RAS-independent signaling via (P)RR. The aim of this study is to determine the association of RAPS with idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM). Reverse transcription-PCR indicated the expression of RAPS components, including (P)RR and Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R), in iERM tissues and human Müller glial cell line. Double-labeling analyses demonstrated that (P)RR and AT1R were detected in cells positive for glial fibrillary acidic protein, a marker for glial cells, and co-localized with prorenin and angiotensinogen, respectively...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271690/genetic-variation-in-the-renin-angiotensin-system-and-diabetic-nephropathy-in-the-tunisian-population
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Amira Moussa, Sonia Triki, Haithem Hamdouni, Ons Fekih, Marwa Ajmi, Ibtihel B hajMbarek, Afifa Koubaa, Fadoua Neffati, Asma Omezzine, Med-Fadhel Najjar, Ali Bouslama
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of ACE, angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin II receptor type I (AGTR1) polymorphisms with diabetic nephropathy (DN) in Tunisians. METHODS: The study population comprised 236 type 2 diabetic patients: with nephropathy (DN = 47) and without nephropathy (DM = 189). Genotyping of ACE-I/D-rs1799752, ACE-rs4343G>A, AGT-rs5050A>C, AGT-rs 4762C>T, AGT-rs699A>G, and AGTR1-rs5186A>C was performed by PCR-RFLP...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262744/identification-of-candidate-diagnostic-serum-biomarkers-for-kawasaki-disease-using-proteomic-analysis
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Yayoi Kimura, Masakatsu Yanagimachi, Yoko Ino, Mao Aketagawa, Michie Matsuo, Akiko Okayama, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Kunihiro Oba, Ichiro Morioka, Tomoyuki Imagawa, Tetsuji Kaneko, Shumpei Yokota, Hisashi Hirano, Masaaki Mori
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis and childhood febrile disease that can lead to cardiovascular complications. The diagnosis of KD depends on its clinical features, and thus it is sometimes difficult to make a definitive diagnosis. In order to identify diagnostic serum biomarkers for KD, we explored serum KD-related proteins, which differentially expressed during the acute and recovery phases of two patients by mass spectrometry (MS). We identified a total of 1,879 proteins by MS-based proteomic analysis...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210225/increased-apoptosis-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-mediated-by-at1r-ras-erk1-2-signaling-results-in-sympathetic-hyperactivity-and-renovascular-hypertension-in-rats-after-kidney-injury
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Hongguo Zhu, Lishan Tan, Yumin Li, Jiawen Li, Minzi Qiu, Lanying Li, Mengbi Zhang, Min Liang, Aiqing Li
Background: The central nervous system plays a vital role in the development of hypertension, but the molecular regulatory mechanisms are not fully understood. This study aimed to explore signaling in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) which might contribute to renal hypertension. Methods: Renal hypertension model was established by five-sixth nephrectomy operation (5/6Nx) in male Sprague Dawley rats. Ten weeks afterwards, they were random assigned to no treatment, or intracerebroventricular injection (ICV) with artificial cerebrospinal fluid, losartan [angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R) antagonist], farnesylthiosalicylic acid (Ras inhibitor), PD98059 (MEK inhibitor), or SB203580 (p38 inhibitor) and Z-DEVD-FMK (caspase-3 inhibitor)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196432/association-of-seven-renin-angiotensin-system-gene-polymorphisms-with-restenosis-in-patients-following-coronary-stenting
#14
Min Zhu, Minjun Yang, Jiangbo Lin, Huanhuan Zhu, Yifei Lu, Bing Wang, Yinshen Xue, Congfeng Fang, Lijiang Tang, Baohui Xu, Jianjun Jiang, Xiaofeng Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous coronary intervention, despite being effective for coronary revascularization, causes in-stent restenosis due to neointimal hyperplasia in a large number of patients. The renin-angiotensin system is involved in neointimal hyperplasia. This study sought to evaluate seven gene polymorphisms of key renin-angiotensin system components, including angiotensinogen, angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensin II type 1a receptors, and their associations with in-stent restenosis in patients with coronary artery disease following coronary stenting...
January 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161727/expression-of-angiotensinogen-and-receptors-for-angiotensin-and-prorenin-in-the-rat-and-monkey-striatal-neurons-and-glial-cells
#15
Pablo Garrido-Gil, Ana I Rodriguez-Perez, Patricia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Jose L Lanciego, Jose L Labandeira-Garcia
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) was initially considered as a circulating humoral system, which function is the regulation of blood pressure. However, it is now known that there exists local RAS in many tissues, including brain. In recent studies, we have demonstrated the presence of a local RAS in the substantia nigra of rodents and primates that modulates dopamine release and dopamine receptor expression. However, overactivation of local RAS exacerbates neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and dopaminergic cell death...
February 4, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161438/molecular-and-evolutionary-perspectives-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-from-lamprey
#16
Marty K S Wong, Yoshio Takei
The recent advance and revision on the renin-angiotensin system in lamprey were summarized and we emphasized that presence of two types of angiotensins (Angs) in lamprey. Due to the parasitic nature on fish blood, teleost-type Angs were produced in their buccal gland and secreted into the lamphredin to evade the host immunorejection. A native lamprey angiotensinogen (AGT) was identified in genome and it retains serine-protease inhibitor activity for thrombin that regulates the blood coagulation pathway. The native lamprey angiotensin II (Lp-Ang II) is hypotensive instead of hypertensive, suggesting a functional divergence on cardiovascular regulation from the main vertebrate groups...
February 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127518/the-lack-of-association-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-insertion-deletion-polymorphism-and-nicotine-dependence-in-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Sergej Nadalin, Alena Buretić-Tomljanović, Polona Lavtar, Nada Starčević Čizmarević, Alenka Hodžić, Juraj Sepčić, Miljenko Kapović, Borut Peterlin, Smiljana Ristić
OBJECTIVE: Blood-borne angiotensin II is generated from angiotensinogen via cleavage by renin and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), an enzymatic cascade known as the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Several lines of evidence indicate that ACE, beyond its classical role of mediating blood pressure regulation, might contribute to the etiology of substance addictions by influencing dopaminergic signaling. A functional insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the ACE gene was associated with risk for being a smoker among individuals with depression and with smoking severity in studies comprising patients with depression and healthy controls...
January 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120210/renin-angiotensin-system-gene-polymorphisms-as-potential-modifiers-of-hypertrophic-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-phenotypes
#18
Bindu Rani, Amit Kumar, Ajay Bahl, Rajni Sharma, Rishikesh Prasad, Madhu Khullar
The renin-angiotensin (RAS) pathway has an important role in the etiology of heart failure and given the importance of RAS as a therapeutic target in various cardiomyopathies, genetic polymorphisms in the RAS genes may modulate the risk and severity of disease in cardiomyopathy patients. In the present study, we examined the association of RAS pathway gene polymorphisms, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensinogen (AGT), and angiotensin receptor type 1 (AGTR1) with risk and disease severity in Asian Indian idiopathic cardiomyopathy patients...
March 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106497/association-of-renin-angiotensin-system-genetic-polymorphisms-and-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Christoph J Griessenauer, R Shane Tubbs, Paul M Foreman, Michelle H Chua, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Mingkuan Lin, Ramaswamy Iyer, Rishikesh Haridas, Beverly C Walters, Salman Chaudry, Aisana Malieva, Samantha Wilkins, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Mohammadali M Shoja
OBJECTIVE Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) genetic polymorphisms are thought to play a role in cerebral aneurysm formation and rupture. The Cerebral Aneurysm Renin-Angiotensin System (CARAS) study prospectively evaluated common RAS polymorphisms and their relation to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). METHODS The CARAS study prospectively enrolled aSAH patients and controls at 2 academic centers in the United States. A blood sample was obtained from all patients for genetic evaluation and measurement of plasma angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) concentration...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100151/renin-inhibition-by-soyasaponin-i-a-potent-native-anti-hypertensive-compound
#20
Zeinab Tavassoli, Majid Taghdir, Bijan Ranjbar
One way to control hypertension is inactivation of the Renin- Angiotensin- Aldosterone System (RAAS). Inhibition of renin as a rate-limiting step of this system is an effective way to stop up RAAS. It has been proved that soyasaponin I, an herbal compound obtained from soybeans, has anti-hypertensive effect via renin inhibition, so it has the potential of being an anti-hypertensive drug. Herein, some theoretical approaches such as Docking Simulation, Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation and MMPBSA analysis have been used to study how soyasaponin I inhibits renin at the structural level...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
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