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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922365/isothiocyanate-enriched-moringa-seed-extract-alleviates-ulcerative-colitis-symptoms-in-mice
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Youjin Kim, Alex G Wu, Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Brittany L Graf, Carrie Waterman, Michael P Verzi, Ilya Raskin
Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) seed extract (MSE) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. We investigated the effects of MSE enriched in moringa isothiocyanate-1 (MIC-1), its putative bioactive, on ulcerative colitis (UC) and its anti-inflammatory/antioxidant mechanism likely mediated through Nrf2-signaling pathway. Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute (n = 8/group; 3% DSS for 5 d) and chronic (n = 6/group; cyclic rotations of 2.5% DSS/water for 30 d) UC was induced in mice that were assigned to 4 experimental groups: healthy control (water/vehicle), disease control (DSS/vehicle), MSE treatment (DSS/MSE), or 5-aminosalicyic acid (5-ASA) treatment (positive control; DSS/5-ASA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912864/evaluation-of-the-chondroprotective-action-of-n-acetylglucosamine-in-a-rat-experimental-osteoarthritis-model
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Daiki Kubomura, Tomoya Ueno, Masanori Yamada, Isao Nagaoka
It has been demonstrated that oral administration of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) alleviates the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of the present study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms for the chondroprotective action of GlcNAc in OA. Biomarkers for type II collagen degradation and synthesis were evaluated, as were histopathological changes, using a rat anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT)-induced OA model. Changes in the expression of genes in the cartilage were assessed via DNA microarray and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904298/usefulness-of-urinary-biomarkers-for-nephrotoxicity-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-treated-with-gentamicin-cisplatin-and-puromycin-aminonucleoside
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Hiroshi Uchino, Junko Fujishima, Kaori Fukuoka, Teppei Iwakiri, Akira Kamikuri, Hidenori Maeda, Kazuhiro Nakama
The objective of this study was to investigate the availability of novel urinary biomarkers (BMs) such as total protein, albumin, β2-microglobulin, clusterin, cystatin C, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) for the detection of acute nephrotoxicity in cynomolgus monkeys. Animals (total 9 males/3 groups) were administered gentamicin (GM) subcutaneously at 40 mg/kg for 7 days, cisplatin (CDDP) intravenously at 3 mg/kg once and puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN) intravenously at 20 mg/kg for 7 days...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889816/first-stage-palliation-strategy-for-univentricular-heart-disease-may-impact-risk-for-acute-kidney-injury
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Bryan H Goldstein, Stuart L Goldstein, Prasad Devarajan, Farhan Zafar, David M Kwiatkowski, Bradley S Marino, David L S Morales, Catherine D Krawczeski, David S Cooper
OBJECTIVE: Norwood palliation for patients with single ventricle heart disease is associated with a significant risk for acute kidney injury, which portends a worse prognosis. We sought to investigate the impact of hybrid stage I palliation (Hybrid) on acute kidney injury risk. DESIGN: This study is a single-centre prospective case-control study of seven consecutive neonates with single ventricle undergoing Hybrid palliation. Levels of serum creatinine and four novel urinary biomarkers, namely neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, interleukin-18, liver fatty acid-binding protein, and kidney injury molecule-1, were obtained before and after palliation...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884306/probiotic-soy-milk-consumption-and-renal-function-among-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-nephropathy-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Maryam Miraghajani, Nafiseh Zaghian, Abolfazl Dehkohneh, Maryam Mirlohi, Reza Ghiasvand
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one the most important complications of diabetes leading to end-stage renal disease. Dietary approaches have been considered to control of the kidney function deterioration among these patients. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of fortified soy milk with Lactobacillus plantarum A7 on renal function biomarkers in type 2 DN patients. Forty-eight DN subjects were attended to this parallel randomized trial study. Participants were randomly assigned to consume a diet containing 200 mL/day probiotic soy milk in intervention group or soy milk in the control condition for 8 weeks...
September 8, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883853/cardiac-surgery-related-cardio-renal-syndrome-assessed-by-conventional-and-novel-biomarkers-under-or-overestimated-diagnosis
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Jowita Biernawska, Joanna Bober, Katarzyna Kotfis, Anna Bogacka, Edyta Barnik, Maciej Żukowski
INTRODUCTION: Serum creatinine is a 'gold standard' criterion of recognizing and staging of acute kidney injury (AKI) despite it being a suboptimal, delayed indicator. The interpretation of increased values of biomarkers imposes great difficulty regarding cardiac surgery procedures performed with cardiopulmonary bypass and may lead to under- or overestimated diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the sole serum creatinine or urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) concentration used for identification of patients with AKI after cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868069/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-as-a-predictor-of-acute-kidney-injury-severe-kidney-injury-and-the-need-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#7
Fatma I Albeladi, Haifa M Algethamy
BACKGROUND: Recent attempts were made to identify early indicators of acute kidney injury (AKI) in order to accelerate treatment and hopefully improve outcomes. This study aims to assess the value of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) as a predictor of AKI, severe AKI, and the need for renal replacement therapy (RRT). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study and included adults admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH), between May 2012 and June 2013, who had at least 1 major risk factor for AKI...
May 2017: Nephron Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860665/effect-of-curcumin-on-glycerol-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Jindao Wu, Xiongxiong Pan, Heling Fu, Yuan Zheng, Youjin Dai, Yuan Yin, Qin Chen, Qingting Hao, Dan Bao, Daorong Hou
The aim of this study was to investigate the protective role and underlying mechanisms of curcumin on glycerol-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats. Glycerol (10 ml/kg BW, 50% v/v in sterile saline, i.m.) was used to induce AKI, followed by curcumin (200 mg/kg/day, p.o.) administration for 3 days. To confirm renal damage and the effects of curcumin on AKI, serum BUN, Scr, and CK as well as renal SOD, MDA, GSH-Px were measured. Additionally, morphological changes were identified by H&E staining and transmission electron microscopy...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859238/lipocalin-2-negatively-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-emt-through-changing-metabolic-gene-expression-in-colorectal-cancer
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Se-Lim Kim, Soo Teik Lee, In Suk Min, Young Ran Park, Ju Hyung Lee, Dae-Ghon Kim, Sang-Wook Kim
Lipocalin 2 (LCN2), a member of the lipocalin superfamily, plays an important role in oncogenesis and progression in various types of cancer. However, the expression pattern and functional role of LCN2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) is still poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether LCN2 is associated with proliferation and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in CRC and to elucidate the underlying signaling pathways. LCN2 was preferentially expressed in CRC cells compared to normal tissues...
August 31, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845433/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-is-complementary-to-albuminuria-in-diagnosis-of-early-stage-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-type-2-diabetes
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Agnieszka Gala-Błądzińska, Paulina Dumnicka, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Katarzyna Rybak, Ryszard Drożdż, Agnieszka Żyłka, Marek Kuźniewski
BACKGROUND: Two clinical phenotypes of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) have been reported, that is, with or without increased albuminuria. The aim of study was to assess the usefulness of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) for the early diagnosis of DKD in the type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: The study group consisted of 123 patients with T2DM (mean age 62 ± 14 years), with urine albumin/creatinine ratio (uACR) < 300 mg/g and eGFR ≥ 60 ml/min/1...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844586/performance-of-serum-creatinine-and-kidney-injury-biomarkers-for-diagnosing-histologic-acute-tubular-injury
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Dennis G Moledina, Isaac E Hall, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Peter P Reese, Francis L Weng, Bernd Schröppel, Mona D Doshi, F Perry Wilson, Steven G Coca, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is currently defined as an increase in serum creatinine (Scr) concentration, provides little information on the condition's actual cause. To improve phenotyping of AKI, many urinary biomarkers of tubular injury are being investigated. Because AKI cases are not frequently biopsied, the diagnostic accuracy of concentrations of Scr and urinary biomarkers for histologic acute tubular injury is unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis from multicenter prospective cohort...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840540/a-more-tubulocentric-view-of-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Letizia Zeni, Anthony G W Norden, Giovanni Cancarini, Robert J Unwin
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a common complication of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Types 1 and 2, and prevention of end stage renal disease (ESRD) remains a major challenge. Despite its high prevalence, the pathogenesis of DN is still controversial. Initial glomerular disease manifested by hyperfiltration and loss of glomerular size and charge permselectivity may initiate a cascade of injuries, including tubulo-interstitial disease. Clinically, 'microalbuminuria' is still accepted as an early biomarker of glomerular damage, despite mounting evidence that its predictive value for DN is questionable, and findings that suggest the proximal tubule is an important link in the development of DN...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834688/innate-immune-genes-in-persistent-mating-induced-endometritis-in-horses
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Christina D Marth, Simon M Firestone, Dave Hanlon, Lisa Y Glenton, Glenn F Browning, Neil D Young, Natali Krekeler
Persistent mating-induced endometritis (PMIE) severely decreases fertility in horses. The aim of the present study was to evaluate differences between horses susceptible to PMIE and a control group in terms of the expression of selected immune response and effector genes, and the effects of oestrous cycle stage on this expression. Endometrial biopsies from 18 uterine samples of mares in the control group (eight in dioestrus, 10 in oestrus) and 16 PMIE-susceptible mares (four in dioestrus, 12 in oestrus) were analysed by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
August 24, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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
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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/28829147/comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-binding-of-lipocalin-type-prostaglandin-d-synthase-to-poorly-water-soluble-drugs
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Yoshiaki Teraoka, Satoshi Kume, Yuxi Lin, Shogo Atsuji, Takashi Inui
Low water solubility of candidate drug compounds is a major problem in pharmaceutical research and development. We developed a novel drug delivery system (DDS) for poorly water-soluble drugs using lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase (L-PGDS), which belongs to the lipocalin superfamily and binds a large variety of hydrophobic molecules. In this study, we comprehensively evaluated the capability of L-PGDS to bind and solubilize various poorly-water soluble drugs using structure-based docking. Docking simulations of 2892 commercially available approved drugs indicated that L-PGDS shows higher binding affinities for various drugs compared with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin...
August 22, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828020/nephroprotective-effects-of-l-carnitine-against-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomized-open-labeled-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Mohammadi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Mohammad Alidoosti, Hamid Reza Pour Hosseini, Kheirollah Gholami, Arash Jalali, Hamid Aryannejad
Background: L-carnitine may prevent the incidence of AKI by its antioxidant effects and improving circulation in ischemic conditions. The goal of this trial was to evaluate the impact of L-carnitine on contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing elective PCI. Methods: Totally, the patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups. The treatment group received 1 g of L-carnitine orally 3 times a day, 24 hours before the procedure (3 g before PCI) and 2 g after PCI, whereas the control group did not receive L-carnitine...
April 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822965/diabetes-increases-the-susceptibility-to-acute-kidney-injury-after-myocardial-infarction-through-augmented-activation-of-renal-toll-like-receptors-in-rats
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Kouhei Ohno, Atsushi Kuno, Hiromichi Murase, Shingo Muratsubaki, Takayuki Miki, Masaya Tanno, Toshiyuki Yano, Satoko Ishikawa, Tomohisa Yamashita, Tetsuji Miura
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after acute myocardial infarction (MI) worsens the prognosis of MI patients. Although type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor of AKI after MI, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we examined roles of renal toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the impact of DM on AKI after MI. MI was induced by coronary artery ligation in OLETF, a rat DM model, and LETO, non-diabetic controls. Sham-operated rats served as no-MI controls. Renal mRNA levels of TLR2 and MyD88 were significantly higher in sham-operated OLETF than in sham-operated LETO, though levels of TLR1, TLR3, and TRL4 were similar...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821274/candidate-inflammatory-biomarkers-display-unique-relationships-with-alpha-synuclein-and-correlate-with-measures-of-disease-severity-in-subjects-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Lori N Eidson, George T Kannarkat, Christopher J Barnum, Jianjun Chang, Jaegwon Chung, Chelsea Caspell-Garcia, Peggy Taylor, Brit Mollenhauer, Michael G Schlossmacher, Larry Ereshefsky, Mark Yen, Catherine Kopil, Mark Frasier, Kenneth Marek, Vicki S Hertzberg, Malú G Tansey
BACKGROUND: Efforts to identify fluid biomarkers of Parkinson's disease (PD) have intensified in the last decade. As the role of inflammation in PD pathophysiology becomes increasingly recognized, investigators aim to define inflammatory signatures to help elucidate underlying mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and aid in identification of patients with inflammatory endophenotypes that could benefit from immunomodulatory interventions. However, discordant results in the literature and a lack of information regarding the stability of inflammatory factors over a 24-h period have hampered progress...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813470/comparison-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-2-to-predict-acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-an-observational-pilot-study
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Joanna Baron-Stefaniak, Judith Schiefer, Edmund J Miller, Gabriela A Berlakovich, David M Baron, Peter Faybik
INTRODUCTION: Several biomarkers have been suggested as early predictors of acute kidney injury (AKI) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin-2 (NGAL) appears to be a promising predictor of AKI after OLT, but the clinical benefit remains to be proven. Recently, systemic macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) has been proposed as early indicator for requirement of renal replacement therapy after OLT. The aim of this prospective, observational pilot study was to compare the predictive values of serum and urinary MIF for severe AKI after OLT to those of serum and urinary NGAL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807910/24-hour-pharmacokinetic-relationships-for-vancomycin-and-novel-urinary-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury
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J Nicholas O'Donnell, Nathaniel J Rhodes, Thomas P Lodise, Walter C Prozialeck, Cristina M Miglis, Medha Joshi, Natarajan Venkatesan, Gwendolyn Pais, Cameron Cluff, Peter C Lamar, Seema Briyal, John Z Day, Anil Gulati, Marc H Scheetz
Introduction: Vancomycin has been associated with acute kidney injury in preclinical and clinical settings, however the precise exposure profiles associated with vancomycin induced acute kidney injury has not been defined. We sought to determine pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics indices associated with the development of acute kidney injury using sensitive urinary biomarkers.Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received clinical grade vancomycin or normal saline as an intraperitoneal injection. Total daily doses between 0 and 400 mg/kg/day were administered as single or 2 divided doses over a 24-hour period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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