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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641212/association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-four-components-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-and-preeclampsia-in-south-african-black-women
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M Aung, T Konoshita, J Moodley, P Gathiram
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of the gene polymorphisms of: angiotensinogen (AGT), renin (REN), angiotensin II receptor 1 (AT1R) and angiotensin II receptor 2 (AT2R), in the pathogenesis of PE in South African Black women. METHODOLOGY (STUDY DESIGN): 603 pregnant women; 246 normotensive and 357 with PE (early-onset=187, late-onset=170), were recruited. Each study group was subdivided into HIV infected and uninfected groups. The distribution and frequencies of gene polymorphisms of AGT (M235T), REN (C-5312T), AT1R (A1166C) and AT2R (C3123A) were determined in purified DNA by Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629525/erythropoietin-regulation-by-angiotensin-ii
#2
Yong-Chul Kim, Ognoon Mungunsukh, Regina M Day
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a key regulator of blood pressure and blood volume homeostasis. The RAS is primarily comprised of the precursor protein angiotensinogen and the two proteases, renin and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). Angiotensin I (Ang I) is derived from angiotensinogen by renin, but appears to have no biological activity. In contrast, angiotensin II (Ang II) that has a variety of biological functions in the cells is converted from Ang I through removal of two-C-terminal residues by ACE...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619367/the-vasoprotective-axes-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-physiological-relevance-and-therapeutic-implications-in-cardiovascular-hypertensive-and-kidney-diseases
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REVIEW
Xiao C Li, Jianfeng Zhang, Jia L Zhuo
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is undisputedly one of the most prominent endocrine (tissue-to-tissue), paracrine (cell-to-cell) and intracrine (intracellular/nuclear) vasoactive systems in the physiological regulation of neural, cardiovascular, blood pressure, and kidney function. The importance of the RAS in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular, hypertensive and kidney diseases has now been firmly established in clinical trials and practice using renin inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, type 1 (AT1) angiotensin II (ANG II) receptor blockers (ARBs), or aldosterone receptor antagonists as major therapeutic drugs...
June 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596160/effects-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-on-urinary-excretion-of-intact-and-total-angiotensinogen-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Takuo Yoshimoto, Takayuki Furuki, Hiroyuki Kobori, Masaaki Miyakawa, Hitomi Imachi, Koji Murao, Akira Nishiyama
We conducted a descriptive case study to examine the effects of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors on urinary angiotensinogen excretion, which represents the function of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system, in patients with type 2 diabetes. An SGLT2 inhibitor (canagliflozin 100 mg/day, ipragliflozin 25 mg/day, dapagliflozin 5 mg/day, luseogliflozin 2.5 mg/day or tofogliflozin 20 mg/day) was administered for 1 month (n=9). ELISA kits were used to measure both urinary intact and total angiotensinogen levels...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576855/sodium-balance-circadian-bp-rhythm-heart-rate-variability-and-intrarenal-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-and-dopaminergic-systems-in-acute-phase-of-arb-therapy
#5
Yukako Isobe-Sasaki, Michio Fukuda, Yoshiaki Ogiyama, Ryo Sato, Toshiyuki Miura, Daisuke Fuwa, Masashi Mizuno, Tetsuhei Matsuoka, Hiroko Shibata, Hiroyuki Ito, Minamo Ono, Sumiko Abe-Dohmae, Ken Kiyono, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Kobori, Makoto Michikawa, Junichiro Hayano, Nobuyuki Ohte
We have revealed that even in humans, activated intrarenal renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) enhances tubular sodium reabsorption to facilitate salt sensitivity and nondipper rhythm of blood pressure (BP), and that angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) could increase daytime urinary sodium excretion rate (UNaV) to produce lower sodium balance and restore nondipper rhythm. However, the sympathetic nervous system and intrarenal dopaminergic system can also contribute to renal sodium handling. A total of 20 patients with chronic kidney disease (61 ± 15 years) underwent 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring before and during two-day treatment with ARB, azilsartan...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572913/hdac9-is-an-epigenetic-repressor-of-kidney-angiotensinogen-establishing-a-sex-difference
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Camille T Bourgeois, Ryousuke Satou, Minolfa C Prieto
BACKGROUND: Sexual difference has been shown in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease induced by hypertension. Females are protected from hypertension and related end-organ damage. Augmentation of renal proximal tubular angiotensinogen (AGT) expression can promote intrarenal angiotensin formation and the development of associated hypertension and kidney injury. Female rodents exhibit lower intrarenal AGT levels than males under normal conditions, suggesting that the suppressed intrarenal AGT production by programmed mechanisms in females may provide protection from these diseases...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571891/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Carlos M Ferrario, Adam E Mullick
A collective century of discoveries establishes the importance of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system in maintaining blood pressure, fluid volume and electrolyte homeostasis via autocrine, paracrine and endocrine signaling. While research continues to yield new functions of angiotensin II and angiotensin-(1-7), the gap between basic research and clinical application of these new findings is widening. As data accumulates on the efficacy of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers as drugs of fundamental importance in the treatment of cardiovascular and renal disorders, it is becoming apparent that the achieved clinical benefits is suboptimal and surprisingly no different than what can be achieved with other therapeutic interventions...
May 29, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534088/the-ppar-gamma-binding-sequence-pal3-is-necessary-for-basal-but-dispensable-for-high-fat-diet-regulated-human-renin-expression-in-the-kidney
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Peter Lachmann, Jenny Selbmann, Linda Hickmann, Bernd Hohenstein, Christian Hugo, Vladimir T Todorov
We reported earlier that PPAR-gamma regulates renin transcription through a human-specific atypical binding sequence termed hRen-Pal3. Here we developed a mouse model to investigate the functional relevance of the hRen-Pal3 sequence in vivo since it might be responsible for the increased renin production in obesity and thus for the development of accompanying arterial hypertension. We used bacterial artificial chromosome construct and co-placement strategy to generate two transgenic mouse lines expressing the human renin gene from identical genomic locus without affecting the intrinsic mouse renin expression...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515914/analysis-of-the-function-of-microrna-375-in-humans-using-bioinformatics
#9
Xiaohua Chen, Baoxia Li, Rongcheng Luo, Sina Cai, Cao Zhang, Xiaolong Cao
MicroRNA-375 (miR-375) is expressed at low levels in many types of solid tumor, particularly in gastrointestinal tumors. It is considered to be important in the development of cancer and certain diseases. Thus, more detailed knowledge is required on the particular functions of miR-375. miRs function by regulating target genes. Therefore, in the current study, miRWalk (which includes the data from 10 prediction software programs) was used to predict the target genes of miR-375. The genes, which were co-predicted using five different software programs were further analyzed using Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery online software [including gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis]...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509726/sodium-butyrate-suppresses-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-by-inhibition-of-renal-pro-renin-receptor-and-intrarenal-renin-angiotensin-system
#10
Lei Wang, Qing Zhu, Aihua Lu, Xiaofen Liu, Linlin Zhang, Chuanming Xu, Xiyang Liu, Haobo Li, Tianxin Yang
OBJECTIVES: Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid, is the end product of the fermentation of complex carbohydrates by the gut microbiota. Recently, sodium butyrate (NaBu) has been found to play a protective role in a number of chronic diseases. However, it is still unclear whether NaBu has a therapeutic potential in hypertension. The present study was aimed to investigate the role of NaBu in angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertension and to further explore the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Ang II was infused into uninephrectomized Sprague-Dawley rats with or without intramedullary infusion of NaBu for 14 days...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506960/familial-analysis-of-epistatic-and-sex-dependent-association-of-genes-of-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-and-blood-pressure
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Katrina J Scurrah, Angela Lamantia, Justine A Ellis, Stephen B Harrap
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system genes have been inconsistently associated with blood pressure, possibly because of unrecognized influences of sex-dependent genetic effects or gene-gene interactions (epistasis). METHODS AND RESULTS: We tested association of systolic blood pressure with single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at renin (REN), angiotensinogen (AGT), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AGTR1), and aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2), including sex-SNP or SNP-SNP interactions...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505074/nafld-and-atherosclerosis-are-prevented-by-a-natural-dietary-supplement-containing-curcumin-silymarin-guggul-chlorogenic-acid-and-inulin-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Antonella Amato, Gaetano-Felice Caldara, Domenico Nuzzo, Sara Baldassano, Pasquale Picone, Manfredi Rizzo, Flavia Mulè, Marta Di Carlo
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) confers an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. NAFDL is associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia, inflammation and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) imbalance, which in turn lead to atherosclerotic lesions. In the present study, the impact of a natural dietary supplement (NDS) containing Curcuma longa, silymarin, guggul, chlorogenic acid and inulin on NAFLD and atherosclerosis was evaluated, and the mechanism of action was examined. C57BL/6 mice were fed an HFD for 16 weeks; half of the mice were simultaneously treated with a daily oral administration (os) of the NDS...
May 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490451/evidence-for-intraventricular-secretion-of-angiotensinogen-and-angiotensin-by-the-subfornical-organ-using-transgenic-mice
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Khristofor Agassandian, Justin L Grobe, Xuebo Liu, Marianna Agassandian, Anthony P Thompson, Curt D Sigmund, Martin D Cassell
Direct intracerebroventricular injection of angiotensin II (ANG II) causes increases in blood pressure and salt and water intake, presumably mimicking an effect mediated by an endogenous mechanism. The subfornical organ (SFO) is a potential source of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), ANG I, and ANG II, and thus we hypothesized that the SFO has a secretory function. Endogenous levels of angiotensinogen (AGT) and renin are very low in the brain. We therefore examined the immunohistochemical localization of angiotensin peptides and AGT in the SFO, and AGT in the CSF in two transgenic models that overexpress either human AGT (A(+) mice), or both human AGT (hAGT) and human renin (SRA mice) in the brain...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488548/angiotensinogen-agt-gene-missense-polymorphisms-rs699-and-rs4762-and-diabetic-nephropathy-in-caucasians-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Jana Makuc, Maja Šeruga, Matej Završnik, Ines Cilenšek, Daniel Petrovič
Gene polymorphisms associated with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) have been extensively studied in diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients, due to therapeutic potential of targeting the RAAS and slowing down the disease progression. The aim of our study was to examine the association between angiotensinogen (AGT) gene polymorphisms (rs699 and rs4762) and DN in Caucasians with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A total of 651 unrelated Slovenian (Caucasian) T2DM patients were tested for AGT rs699 and rs4762 polymorphisms using a novel fluorescence-based competitive allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (KASPar) assay...
May 10, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468961/urine-ras-components-in-mice-and-people-with-type-1-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
Jan Wysocki, Anne Goodling, Mar Burgaya, Kathryn Whitlock, John Ruzinski, Daniel Batlle, Maryam Afkarian
Pathways implicated in diabetic kidney disease (DKD) are largely derived from animal models. To examine if renin-angiotensin system (RAS) changes in humans are concordant with rodent models, we measured concentration of angiotensinogen (AOG), cathepsin D(CTSD), angiotensin converting enzyme(ACE), ACE2 and enzymatic activities of ACE, ACE2 and aminopeptidase-A in FVB mice 13-20 weeks after streptozotocin (n=9) or vehicle (n=15) and people with longstanding type 1 diabetes, with (n=37) or without (n=81) DKD. In streptozotocin-treated mice, urine AOG and CTSD were 10...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467442/the-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-human-angiotensinogen-gene-after-high-fat-diet-is-haplotype-dependent-novel-insights-into-the-gene-regulatory-networks-and-implications-for-human-hypertension
#16
Anita Rana, Sudhir Jain, Nitin Puri, Meenakshi Kaw, Natalie Sirianni, Deniz Eren, Brahma Raju Mopidevi, Ashok Kumar
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the human angiotensinogen (hAGT) gene may modulate its transcription and affect the regulation of blood pressure via activation of the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS). In this regard, we have identified polymorphisms in the 2.5 Kb promoter of the hAGT gene that form two haplotype (Hap) blocks: -6A/G (-1670A/G, -1562C/T, -1561T/C) and -217A/G (-532T/C, -793A/G, -1074T/C & -1178G/A). hAGT gene with Hap -6A/-217A (Hap I) is associated with increased blood pressure whereas, Hap -6G/-217G (Hap II) is associated with normal blood pressure in human subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455747/oxidative-stress-promotes-myocardial-fibrosis-by-upregulating-kca3-1-channel-expression-in-agt-ren-double-transgenic-hypertensive-mice
#17
Li-Ping Wang, Su-Jing Fan, Shu-Min Li, Xiao-Jun Wang, Jun-Ling Gao, Xiu-Hong Yang
The intermediate-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (KCa3.1) channels play a pivotal role in the cardiac fibroblast proliferation and inflammatory reaction during the progression of myocardial fibrosis. However, the relationship between KCa3.1 expression and oxidative stress, the important factor of promoting fibrosis, has not been clearly established. This study was designed to investigate whether the role of oxidative stress in promoting myocardial fibrosis is related to KCa3.1 channel by using biochemical approaches...
April 28, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438471/predictors-of-response-to-treatment-with-actovegin-for-6-months-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-symptomatic-polyneuropathy
#18
Dan Ziegler, Sally Edmundson, Irina Gurieva, Boris Mankovsky, Nikolaos Papanas, Igor Strokov
AIMS: To evaluate two definitions of response and the predictive value of baseline covariates for response to actovegin treatment in type 2 diabetic patients with symptomatic diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN). METHODS: Response to 6-months treatment with actovegin or placebo was defined as a clinically meaningful decline from baseline to 6months in (1) both Neuropathy Impairment Score of Lower Limbs (NIS-LL) ≥2 points and Total Symptom Score (TSS) >50% and (2) NIS-LL ≥2 points only...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416584/2-methoxyestradiol-reduces-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-in-ovariectomized-female-and-intact-male-mice
#19
Ajeeth K Pingili, Karen N Davidge, Shyamala Thirunavukkarasu, Nayaab S Khan, Akemi Katsurada, Dewan S A Majid, Frank J Gonzalez, L Gabriel Navar, Kafait U Malik
Cytochrome P450 1B1 protects against angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertension and associated cardiovascular changes in female mice, most likely via production of 2-methoxyestradiol. This study was conducted to determine whether 2-methoxyestradiol ameliorates Ang II-induced hypertension, renal dysfunction, and end-organ damage in intact Cyp1b1(-/-), ovariectomized female, and Cyp1b1(+/+) male mice. Ang II or vehicle was infused for 2 weeks and administered concurrently with 2-methoxyestradiol. Mice were placed in metabolic cages on day 12 of Ang II infusion for urine collection for 24 hours...
June 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396529/brain-renin-angiotensin-system-does-it-exist
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Bibi S van Thiel, Alexandre Góes Martini, Luuk Te Riet, David Severs, Estrellita Uijl, Ingrid M Garrelds, Frank P J Leijten, Ingrid van der Pluijm, Jeroen Essers, Fatimunnisa Qadri, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Ludovit Paulis, Romana Rajkovicova, Oliver Domenig, Marko Poglitsch, A H Jan Danser
Because of the presence of the blood-brain barrier, brain renin-angiotensin system activity should depend on local (pro)renin synthesis. Indeed, an intracellular form of renin has been described in the brain, but whether it displays angiotensin (Ang) I-generating activity (AGA) is unknown. Here, we quantified brain (pro)renin, before and after buffer perfusion of the brain, in wild-type mice, renin knockout mice, deoxycorticosterone acetate salt-treated mice, and Ang II-infused mice. Brain regions were homogenized and incubated with excess angiotensinogen to detect AGA, before and after prorenin activation, using a renin inhibitor to correct for nonrenin-mediated AGA...
June 2017: Hypertension
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