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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538181/malate-and-aspartate-increase-l-arginine-and-nitric-oxide-and-attenuate-hypertension
#1
Entai Hou, Na Sun, Fuchang Zhang, Chenyang Zhao, Kristie Usa, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat, a model of salt-sensitive hypertension, exhibits fumarase insufficiencies. To investigate the mechanism mediating the effect of fumarase-related metabolites on hypertension, we considered the pathway in which L-malate can be converted to oxaloacetate, aspartate, argininosuccinate, and L-arginine, the substrate of nitric oxide (NO) synthase. The levels of aspartate, citrulline, L-arginine, and NO were significantly decreased in the kidneys of SS rats compared to salt-insensitive consomic SS...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530328/-the-israeli-rat-genome-center
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REVIEW
Yoram Yagil, Chana Yagil
The Israeli Rat Genome Center, which is located at the Barzilai Medical Center Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Ashkelon, was established to provide a repository of unique genetic strains of rats that were created in Israel and that simulate complex diseases. The Center incorporates models of: salt-sensitive hypertension (SBN/y and SBH/y rats), type 2 diabetes (CDr and CDs rats), combined hypertension and diabetes (CRDH) and additional genetic strains (transgenics, consomics, congenics)...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501304/speculations-on-salt-and-the-genesis-of-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Jens Titze, Friedrich C Luft
Blood pressure salt sensitivity and salt resistance are mechanistically imperfectly explained. A prescient systems medicine approach by Guyton and colleagues-more than 50 years ago-suggested how salt intake might influence blood pressure. They proposed that a high-salt diet engenders sodium accumulation, volume expansion, cardiac output adjustments, and then autoregulation for flow maintenance. The autoregulation in all vascular beds increases systemic vascular resistance, causing the kidneys to excrete more salt and water, thus reducing systems to normal and minimizing any changes in blood pressure...
June 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487477/a-magnesium-transporter-osmgt1-plays-a-critical-role-in-salt-tolerance-in-rice
#4
Zhi Chang Chen, Naoki Yamaji, Tomoaki Horie, Jing Che, Gynheung An, Jian Feng Ma, Jian Li
Salt stress is one of the major factors limiting rice production globally. Although several transporters involved in thesalt-tolerance have been identified in rice, the mechanisms regulating their transport activity are still poorly understood. Here, we show evidence that a rice Mg transporter OsMGT1 is required for the salt-tolerance probably by regulating transport activity of OsHKT1;5, a key transporter for the removal of Na+ from the xylem sap at the root mature zone. Knockout of OsMGT1 did not affect total Na uptake, but increased Na concentration in the shoots and xylem sap, resulting in a significant increase in salt sensitivity at low external Mg2+ concentration (20-200 μM)...
May 9, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482823/t-cells-contribute-to-hypertension-but-not-to-renal-injury-in-mice-with-subtotal-nephrectomy
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Nynke R Oosterhuis, Diana A Papazova, Hendrik Gremmels, Jaap A Joles, Marianne C Verhaar
BACKGROUND: The pathological condition of chronic kidney disease may not be adequately recapitulated in immunocompromised mice due to the lack of T-cells, which are important for the development of hypertension and renal injury. We studied the role of the immune system in relation to salt-sensitive hypertension and renal injury in mice with subtotal nephrectomy (SNX). METHODS: Wild-type immunocompetent (WT) and Foxn1(nu/nu) athymic immunodeficient (AT) CD-1 mice underwent SNX to induce renal injury after which they received standard chow or a high salt diet (HSD)...
May 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476513/animal-models-of-cachexia-and-sarcopenia-in-chronic-illness-cardiac-function-body-composition-changes-and-therapeutic-results
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Junichi Ishida, Masakazu Saitoh, Wolfram Doehner, Stephan von Haehling, Markus Anker, Stefan D Anker, Jochen Springer
Cachexia is defined as a complex metabolic syndrome associated with underlying illness that is characterized by the loss of body weight consisting of muscle and fat mass wasting. Sarcopenia is defined as the ageing related loss of muscle mass in health and disease that may not have an effect on body weight. As millions of patients are in cachectic or sarcopenic states, both conditions contribute to high numbers to death worldwide. A number of treatments have been proposed for cachexia and sarcopenia, but these are either in the preclinical stage or in clinical trials and hence not available to the general population...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473772/lack-of-effects-of-metformin-and-aicar-chronic-infusion-on-the-development-of-hypertension-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Tengis S Pavlov, Vladislav Levchenko, Daria V Ilatovskaya, Hui Li, Oleg Palygin, Nuria M Pastor-Soler, Kenneth R Hallows, Alexander Staruschenko
In the kidney, reabsorption via the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is involved in long-term blood pressure control. Previously we demonstrated that ENaC hyperactivity is associated with development of salt-sensitive (SS) hypertension in Dahl SS rats. AMP-activated kinase (AMPK), playing a role in cellular energy homeostasis, has been shown to decrease ENaC activity. Here, we tested whether metformin and AICAR, two drugs that activate AMPK, affect the development of salt-induced hypertension. High salt diet significantly increased mean arterial pressure (MAP) in Dahl SS rats...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446801/genetic-susceptibility-to-salt-sensitive-hypertension-in-a-han-chinese-population-a-validation-study-of-candidate-genes
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Zheng Liu, Han Qi, Bin Liu, Kuo Liu, Jingjing Wu, Han Cao, Jie Zhang, Yuxiang Yan, Yan He, Ling Zhang
Salt-sensitive hypertension is a complex disease associated with genetic factors. This study aimed to identify the association between 29 candidate single-nucleotide polymorphisms and salt-sensitive hypertension in a Han Chinese population. Sixty-three participants with salt-sensitive hypertension and 279 controls with salt-resistant hypertension were recruited. A modified Sullivan's acute oral saline load and diuresis shrinkage test was used to detect blood pressure salt sensitivity. Lifestyle risk factors were obtained via a questionnaire...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445253/micro-rna-screening-and-prediction-model-construction-for-diagnosis-of-salt-sensitive-essential-hypertension
#9
Han Qi, Zheng Liu, Bin Liu, Han Cao, Weiping Sun, Yuxiang Yan, Ling Zhang
Commonly used tests for diagnosis of salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH) are complex and time-consuming, so new methods are required. Many studies have demonstrated roles for miRNAs in hypertension; however, the diagnostic value of miRNAs has yet to be determined for human SSH. In this study, we examined miRNA expression profiles by initial high-throughput miRNA sequencing of samples from patients with salt-sensitive and salt-resistant hypertension (SSH and SRH, respectively; n = 6, both groups), followed by validation by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in a larger cohort (n = 91)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445205/inhibition-of-microrna-429-in-the-renal-medulla-increased-salt-sensitivity-of-blood-pressure-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#10
Qing Zhu, Junping Hu, Lei Wang, Weili Wang, Zhengchao Wang, Pin-Lan Li, Krishna M Boini, Ningjun Li
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that high salt intake suppresses the expression of prolyl hydroxylase domain-containing protein 2 (PHD2), an enzyme promoting the degradation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α, and increases HIF-1α along with its target genes in the renal medulla, which promotes sodium excretion and regulate salt sensitivity of blood pressure. However, it remains unknown how high salt inhibits the expression of PHD2. METHOD AND RESULTS: The current study first revealed that high-salt-induced PHD2 inhibition was due to the enhanced decay of mRNA...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439395/antioxidant-responses-under-salinity-and-drought-in-three-closely-related-wild-monocots-with-different-ecological-optima
#11
Mohamad Al Hassan, Juliana Chaura, María P Donat-Torres, Monica Boscaiu, Oscar Vicente
Some deleterious effects of drought, soil salinity and other abiotic stresses are mediated by the generation of oxidative stress through an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage cellular membranes, proteins and DNA. In response to increased ROS, plants activate an array of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant defences. We have correlated the activation of these responses with the contrasting tolerance to salinity and drought of three species of the genus Juncus, viz. J. maritimus, J. acutus (both halophytes) and J...
March 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436093/genome-wide-association-studies-to-identify-rice-salt-tolerance-markers
#12
Juan Patishtan, Tom N Hartley, Raquel Fonseca de Carvalho, Frans Jm Maathuis
Salinity is an ever increasing menace that affects agriculture world-wide. Crops such as rice are salt sensitive but its degree of susceptibility varies widely between cultivars pointing to extensive genetic diversity which can be exploited to identify genes and proteins that are relevant in the response of rice to salt stress. We used a diversity panel of 306 rice accessions and collected phenotypic data after short (6 h), medium (7d) and long (30d) salinity treatment (50 mM NaCl). A genome wide association study (GWAS) was subsequently performed which identified around 1200 candidate genes from many functional categories but this was treatment period dependent...
April 23, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430843/carotid-body-denervation-markedly-improves-survival-in-rats-with-hypertensive-heart-failure
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Kana Fujii, Keita Saku, Takuya Kishi, Yasuhiro Oga, Takeshi Tohyama, Takuya Nishikawa, Takafumi Sakamoto, Masataka Ikeda, Tomomi Ide, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Kenji Sunagawa
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major cause of heart failure. Excessive sympathoexcitation in patients with heart failure leads to poor prognosis. Since carotid body denervation (CBD) has been shown to reduce sympathetic nerve activity in animal models of hypertension and heart failure, we examined if bilateral CBD attenuates the progression of hypertensive heart failure and improves survival. METHODS: We randomly allocated Dahl salt-sensitive rats fed a high-salt diet from 6 weeks of age into CBD (n = 31) and sham-operation (SHAM; n = 50) groups, and conducted CBD or SHAM at 7 weeks of age...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424718/comparative-performance-of-multivariable-agro-physiological-parameters-for-detecting-salt-tolerance-of-wheat-cultivars-under-simulated-saline-field-growing-conditions
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Salah E El-Hendawy, Wael M Hassan, Nasser A Al-Suhaibani, Yahya Refay, Kamel A Abdella
Field-based trials are crucial for successfully achieving the goals of plant breeding programs aiming to screen and improve the salt tolerance of crop genotypes. In this study, simulated saline field growing conditions were designed using the subsurface water retention technique (SWRT) and three saline irrigation levels (control, 60, and 120 mM NaCl) to accurately appraise the suitability of a set of agro-physiological parameters including shoot biomass, grain yield, leaf water relations, gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, and ion accumulation as screening criteria to establish the salt tolerance of the salt-tolerant (Sakha 93) and salt-sensitive (Sakha 61) wheat cultivars...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416470/block-ionomer-micellar-nanoparticles-from-double-hydrophilic-copolymers-classifications-and-promises-for-delivery-of-cancer-chemotherapeutics
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REVIEW
S S Abolmaali, A M Tamaddon, M Salmanpour, S Mohammadi, R Dinarvand
A class of double hydrophilic copolymers comprising ionic and nonionic water-soluble blocks, which are also called block ionomers, represent an interesting type of polymer assembly forming stable, homogeneous core-corona dispersions. They exhibit the solution behavior of normal polyelectrolytes, whereas assembly into micelle, vesicle or disk morphology happens by an external stimulus (pH, temperature or ionic strength) or complex formation with metal ions, ionic surfactants, polyelectrolytes, etc. Temperature, pH, redox or salt sensitivity affords a unique opportunity to control the triggered release of payloads accommodated through electrostatic interaction, coordination or chemical conjugation...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409833/dietary-salt-blunts-vasodilation-by-stimulating-epithelial-sodium-channels-in-endothelial-cells-from-salt-sensitive-rats
#16
Zi-Rui Wang, Hui-Bin Liu, Ying-Ying Sun, Qing-Qing Hu, Yu-Xia Li, Wei-Wan Zheng, Chang-Jiang Yu, Xin-Yuan Li, Ming-Ming Wu, Bin-Lin Song, Jian-Jun Mu, Zu-Yi Yuan, Zhi-Ren Zhang, He-Ping Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our recent studies show that the reduced activity of epithelial sodium channels (ENaC) in endothelial cells accounts for the adaptation of vasculature to salt in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. The present study examines a hypothesis that enhanced ENaC activity mediates the loss of vasorelaxation in Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used the cell-attached patch-clamp technique to record ENaC activity in split-open mesenteric arteries...
April 13, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408634/moderate-20-fructose-enriched-diet-stimulates-salt-sensitive-hypertension-with-increased-salt-retention-and-decreased-renal-nitric-oxide
#17
Kevin L Gordish, Kamal M Kassem, Pablo A Ortiz, William H Beierwaltes
Previously, we reported that 20% fructose diet causes salt-sensitive hypertension. In this study, we hypothesized that a high salt diet supplemented with 20% fructose (in drinking water) stimulates salt-sensitive hypertension by increasing salt retention through decreasing renal nitric oxide. Rats in metabolic cages consumed normal rat chow for 5 days (baseline), then either: (1) normal salt for 2 weeks, (2) 20% fructose in drinking water for 2 weeks, (3) 20% fructose for 1 week, then fructose + high salt (4% NaCl) for 1 week, (4) normal chow for 1 week, then high salt for 1 week, (5) 20% glucose for 1 week, then glucose + high salt for 1 week...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404591/intravital-imaging-of-the-kidney-in-a-rat-model-of-salt-sensitive-hypertension
#18
Bradley T Endres, Ruben M Sandoval, George J Rhodes, Silvia B Campos-Bilderback, Malgorzata M Kamocka, Christopher McDermott-Roe, Alexander Staruschenko, Bruce A Molitoris, Aron M Geurts, Oleg Palygin
Hypertension is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, and a major risk factor for renal failure and cardiovascular disease. The role of albuminuria, a common feature of hypertension and robust predictor of cardiorenal disorders, remains incompletely understood. The goal of this study was to investigate the mechanisms leading to albuminuria in the kidney of a rat model of hypertension, the Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat. To determine the relative contributions of the glomerulus and proximal tubule (PT) to albuminuria, we applied intravital two-photon-based imaging to investigate the complex renal physiological changes that occur during salt-induced hypertension...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389525/the-role-of-renal-transporters-and-novel-regulatory-interactions-in-the-tal-that-control-blood-pressure
#19
Lesley A Graham, Anna Dominiczak, Nicholas R Ferreri
Hypertension (HTN), a major public health issue is currently the leading factor in the global burden of disease, where associated complications account for 9.4 million deaths worldwide every year (98). Excessive dietary salt intake is among the environmental factors that contribute to HTN, known as salt sensitivity. The heterogeneity of salt sensitivity and the multiple mechanisms that link high salt intake to increases in blood pressure are of upmost importance for therapeutic application. A continual increase in the kidney's reabsorption of sodium (Na+) relies on sequential actions at various segments along the nephron...
April 7, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383024/multiple-mechanisms-are-involved-in-salt-sensitive-hypertension-induced-renal-injury-and-interstitial-fibrosis
#20
Shi-Yao Wei, Yu-Xiao Wang, Qing-Fang Zhang, Shi-Lei Zhao, Tian-Tian Diao, Jian-Si Li, Wen-Rui Qi, Yi-Xin He, Xin-Yu Guo, Man-Zhu Zhang, Jian-Yu Chen, Xiao-Ting Wang, Qiu-Ju Wei, Yu Wang, Bing Li
Salt-sensitive hypertension (SSHT) leads to kidney interstitial fibrosis. However, the potential mechanisms leading to renal fibrosis have not been well investigated. In present study, Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) rats were divided into three groups: normal salt diet (DSN), high salt diet (DSH) and high salt diet treated with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) (DSH + HCTZ). A significant increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) was observed 3 weeks after initiating the high salt diet, and marked histological alterations were observed in DSH rats...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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