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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112292/a-kit-ligand-stem-cell-factor-as-a-possible-mediator-inducing-overactive-bladder
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Yasue Kubota, Takashi Hamakawa, Satoshi Osaga, Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Noriyasu Kawai, Kenjiro Kohri, Takahiro Yasui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether c-kit ligand, stem cell factor (SCF) affects the biological behavior of overactive bladder (OAB) and discuss the role of SCF as a possible mediator inducing OAB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, we performed an immunohistochemical study to examine the localization of SCF in the guinea pig and human bladder. Next, urinary SCF levels were measured in patients with OAB and in control subjects to evaluate a potential biomarker for the diagnosis of OAB...
November 7, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109130/effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-bl33-on-detrusor-smooth-muscle-activity-in-a-rat-model-of-urinary-retention
#2
Xiaoxu Liu, Kun Liu, Mujun Zhi, Qian Mo, Xinyan Gao, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Detrusor smooth muscle (DSM) underactivity may lead to urinary retention (UR). Electroacupuncture (EA) at BL33 may be effective in improving DSM contractions. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate: (1) the effect of EA at BL33; and (2) the effect of different manipulation methods at BL33 on the modulation of DSM contractions in UR rats. METHODS: 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats were anaesthetised with urethane and modelled by urethral outlet obstruction...
November 6, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100756/trpv1-alterations-in-urinary-bladder-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-stz-induced-diabetes
#3
Bizhan R Sharopov, Kseniya L Gulak, Igor B Philyppov, Anna V Sotkis, Yaroslav M Shuba
AIMS: More than half of diabetic patients experience voiding disorder termed diabetic urinary bladder dysfunction (DBD). Here we have investigated how the alterations in transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) ion channel expressed in bladder-innervating afferents may contribute to DBD pathogenesis. MAIN METHODS: The rat model of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes was used. The functional profile of TRPV1 in retrogradely labeled afferent, bladder-innervating dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons was examined using patch clamp...
October 31, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092859/urinary-bladder-hypertrophy-is-susceptible-in-male-but-protected-in-female-romk-bartter-s-mouse
#4
Jun-Mo Kim, Shuhua Xu, Xiaoyun Guo, Haiyan Hu, Ke Dong, Tong Wang
The renal outer medullary potassium channel (ROMK; Kir1.1) plays an important role in Na(+) and K(+) homeostasis. ROMK knockout mice (KO) show a similar phenotype to Bartter's syndrome of salt wasting and dehydration due to reduced Na-2Cl-K-cotransporter activity but not in ROMK1 KO. ROMK KO mice also show hydronephrosis; however, the mechanism of this phenotype has not been understood. We have previously demonstrated a gender-sex difference in hydronephrosis and PGE2 production in ROMK KO mouse. In this study we compared the gender-sex difference in bladder hypertrophy and hydronephrosis in ROMK KO mice...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060454/a-computational-model-of-intracellular-calcium-oscillations-in-urinary-bladder-smooth-muscle-cells
#5
Suranjana Gupta, Avni Majawadia, Rohit Manchanda
This paper presents a computational model for calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillations in detrusor smooth muscle (DSM) cells. The proposed model simulates the temporal profile of oscillations by incorporating various cellular and subcellular components. The cellular components include calcium influx via membrane and the plasma membrane calcium ATPase (PMCA) pump. The subcellular components include ryanodine receptors (RyRs), inositol 1, 4, 5 trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) and the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA) pump...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039043/layer-dependent-role-of-collagen-recruitment-during-loading-of-the-rat-bladder-wall
#6
Fangzhou Cheng, Lori A Birder, F Aura Kullmann, Jack Hornsby, Paul N Watton, Simon Watkins, Mark Thompson, Anne M Robertson
In this work, we re-evaluated long-standing conjectures as to the source of the exceptionally large compliance of the bladder wall. Whereas these conjectures were based on indirect measures of loading mechanisms, in this work we take advantage of advances in bioimaging to directly assess collagen fibers and wall architecture during biaxial loading. A custom biaxial mechanical testing system compatible with multiphoton microscopy was used to directly measure the layer-dependent collagen fiber recruitment in bladder tissue from 9 male Fischer rats (4 adult and 5 aged)...
October 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031900/resveratrol-improved-detrusor-fibrosis-induced-by-mast-cells-during-progression-of-chronic-prostatitis-in-rats
#7
Yi He, Huizhi Zeng, Yang Yu, Jiashu Zhang, Qi Liu, Bo Yang
To investigate the detrusor fibrosis and urinary dysfunction in chronic prostatitis (CP), and to investigate whether resveratrol can improve the urinary dysfunction and the underlying molecular mechanism. After rat model of CP is established by subcutaneously injecting DPT vaccine, rats are treated with resveratrol. Experiments of bladder pressure and volume test in rats are used to investigate the effect of resveratrol on urinary dysfunction in CP rats. To assess tissue fibrosis, picrosirius red staining is performed...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031841/management-of-post-radical-prostatectomy-urinary-incontinence-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Kushan D Radadia, Nicholas J Farber, Brian Shinder, Charles F Polotti, Lee J Milas, Hari Tunuguntla
Post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPUI) has significant impact on the quality of life of patients who undergo radical prostatectomy. Stress and overflow incontinence may result from the procedure, with sphincteric incompetence and detrusor hypocontractility implicating their development, respectively. In many cases, treatment begins with conservative approaches, including pelvic floor muscle training/biofeedback. Pharmacotherapy can be used to treat overactive bladder. For stress incontinence, transurethral bulking agents are utilized in select patients, however AUS and male slings are the most efficacious options with good success rates...
October 11, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992432/the-mystery-of-the-interstitial-cells-in-the-urinary-bladder
#9
Sang Don Koh, Haeyeong Lee, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders
Intrinsic mechanisms to restrain smooth muscle excitability are present in the bladder, and premature contractions during filling indicate a pathological phenotype. Some investigators have proposed that c-Kit(+) interstitial cells (ICs) are pacemakers and intermediaries in efferent and afferent neural activity, but recent findings suggest these cells have been misidentified and their functions have been misinterpreted. Cells reported to be c-Kit(+) cells colabel with vimentin antibodies, but vimentin is not a specific marker for c-Kit(+) cells...
October 6, 2017: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982136/augmentation-of-vamp-catalytic-activity-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-serotype-b-does-not-result-in-increased-potency-in-physiological-systems
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Mark Elliott, Jacquie Maignel, Sai Man Liu, Christine Favre-Guilmard, Imran Mir, Paul Farrow, Fraser Hornby, Sandra Marlin, Shilpa Palan, Matthew Beard, Johannes Krupp
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are used extensively as therapeutic agents. Serotypes A and B are available as marketed products. Higher doses of BoNT/B are required to reach an efficacy similar to that of products containing BoNT/A. Advances in our understanding of BoNT/B mechanism of action have afforded the opportunity to make rational modifications to the toxin aimed at increasing its activity. Recently, a mutation in the light chain of BoNT/B (S201P) was described that increases the catalytic activity of the isolated BoNT/B light chain in biochemical assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972608/photochemical-internalization-in-bladder-cancer-development-of-an-orthotopic-in-vivo-model
#11
Odrun A Gederaas, Anders Johnsson, Kristian Berg, Rojlina Manandhar, Chetana Shrestha, Daniel Skåre, Ingvild Kinn Ekroll, Anders Høgset, Astrid Hjelde
The possibility of using photochemical internalization (PCI) to enhance the effects of the cytotoxic drug bleomycin is investigated, together with photophysical determination and outlines of a possible treatment for intravesical therapy of bladder cancer. In vitro experiments indicated that the employment of PCI technology using the novel photosensitizer TPCS2a® can enhance the cytotoxic effect of bleomycin in bladder cancer cells. Furthermore, experiments in an orthotopic in vivo bladder cancer model show an effective reduction in both the necrotic area and the bladder weight after TPCS2a based photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
November 8, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970803/high-frequency-stimulation-of-the-pelvic-nerve-inhibits-urinary-voiding-in-anesthetized-rats
#12
Jonathan J Crook, Thelma A Lovick
Urge Urinary Incontinence: "a sudden and uncontrollable desire to void which is impossible to defer" is extremely common and considered the most bothersome of lower urinary tract conditions. Current treatments rely on pharmacological, neuromodulatory, and neurotoxicological approaches to manage the disorder, by reducing the excitability of the bladder muscle. However, some patients remain refractory to treatment. An alternative approach would be to temporarily suppress activity of the micturition control circuitry at the time of need i...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963588/comparative-study-of-the-organisation-and-phenotypes-of-bladder-interstitial-cells-in-human-mouse-and-rat
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Thomas Gevaert, Jochen Neuhaus, Els Vanstreels, Dirk Daelemans, Wouter Everaerts, Frank Van Der Aa, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Tania Roskams, Clara Steiner, Isabel Pintelon, Dirk De Ridder
With most research on interstitial cells (IC) in the bladder being conducted on animal models, it remains unclear whether all structural and functional data on IC from animal models can be translated to the human context. This prompted us to compare the structural and immunohistochemical properties of IC in bladders from mouse, rat and human. Tissue samples were obtained from the bladder dome and subsequently processed for immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. The ultrastructural properties of IC were compared by means of electron microscopy and IC were additionally characterized with single/double immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence...
September 30, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947806/premature-contractions-of-the-bladder-are-suppressed-by-interactions-between-trpv4-and-sk3-channels-in-murine-detrusor-pdgfr%C3%AE-cells
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Haeyeong Lee, Byoung H Koh, Lauren E Peri, Robert D Corrigan, Hyun-Tai Lee, Nikita E George, Bhupal P Bhetwal, Yeming Xie, Brian A Perrino, Toby C Chai, Kenton M Sanders, Sang Don Koh
During filling, urinary bladder volume increases dramatically with little change in pressure. This is accomplished by suppressing contractions of the detrusor muscle that lines the bladder wall. Mechanisms responsible for regulating detrusor contraction during filling are poorly understood. Here we describe a novel pathway to stabilize detrusor excitability involving platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α positive (PDGFRα(+)) interstitial cells. PDGFRα(+) cells express small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SK) and TRPV4 channels...
September 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945275/collagen-content-in-the-bladder-of-men-with-luts-undergoing-open-prostatectomy-a-pilot-study
#15
Marcio A Averbeck, Nelson G De Lima, Gabriela A Motta, Lauro F Beltrao, Nury J Abboud Filho, Clarice P Rigotti, William N Dos Santos, Steven K J Dos Santos, Luis F B Da Silva, Ernani L Rhoden
AIMS: To evaluate the collagen content in the bladder wall of men undergoing open prostate surgery. METHODS: From July 2014 to August 2016, men aged ≥ 50 years, presenting LUTS and undergoing open prostate surgery due to benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) or prostate cancer were prospectively enrolled. Preoperative assessment included validated questionnaires (IPSS and OAB-V8), lower urinary tract ultrasound, and urodynamics. Bladder biopsies were obtained during open prostatectomy for determination of collagen content (sirius red-picric acid stain; polarized light analysis)...
September 25, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905783/re-detrusor-muscle-in-tur-derived-bladder-tumor-specimens-can-we-actually-improve-the-surgical-quality
#16
Sam S Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882559/enhancement-of-s1p-induced-contractile-response-in-detrusor-smooth-muscle-of-rats-having-cystitis
#17
Irfan Anjum, Merve Denizalti, Hilmi Burak Kandilci, Nezahat Tugba Durlu-Kandilci, Inci Sahin-Erdemli
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease characterized by lower abdominal pain and some nonspecific symptoms including an increase in urinary frequency and urgency. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive sphingolipid that controls smooth muscle tone via G-protein coupled receptors (S1P1-3 receptors). S1P production is known to take place both in physiological states and some pathological situations, such as in overactive bladder syndrome. The intracellular mechanism of S1P-induced contractile response was investigated in β-escin permeabilized detrusor smooth muscle of rats having cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819801/botulinum-toxin-treatment-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Yasaman Safarpour, Tahereh Mousavi, Bahman Jabbari
Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to provide updated information on the role of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS). This review aims to answer which symptoms of multiple sclerosis may be amenable to BoNT therapy. Recent findings We searched the literature on the efficacy of BoNTs for treatment of MS symptoms up to April 1st 2017 via the Yale University Library's search engine including but not limited to Pub Med and Ovis SP. The level of efficacy was defined according to the assessment's criteria set forth by the Subcommittee on Guideline Development of the American Academy of Neurology...
August 17, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768664/preventative-effects-of-a-hif-inhibitor-17-dmag-on-partial-bladder-outlet-obstruction-induced-bladder-dysfunction
#19
Nao Iguchi, M İrfan Dönmez, Anna P Malykhina, Alonso Carrasco, Duncan T Wilcox
Posterior urethral valves are the most common cause of partial bladder outlet obstruction (PBOO) in the pediatric population. Pathological changes in the bladder developed during PBOO are responsible for long-lasting voiding dysfunction in this population despite early surgical interventions. Increasing evidence showed PBOO induces an upregulation of Hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) and their transcriptional target genes, and they play a role in pathophysiological changes in the obstructed bladders. We hypothesized that blocking HIF pathways can prevent PBOO-induced bladder dysfunction...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767169/urodynamic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-detrusor-underactivity-in-a-rat-cryoinjury-model-and-effects-of-low-energy-shock-wave-therapy
#20
Yao-Chi Chuang, Pradeep Tyagi, Hung-Jen Wang, Chao-Cheng Huang, Chih-Chieh Lin, Michael B Chancellor
AIMS: Low energy shock wave (LESW) has been shown to facilitate tissue regeneration and reduce inflammation. We investigated the effects of LESW in an underactive (DU) model induced by cryoinjury of rat detrusor. METHODS: Forty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into sham, cryoinjury with or without LESW (0.12 mJ/mm(2) ; 200 pulses). Under halothane anesthesia, a low midline incision was made and a cryoinjury of detrusor was induced by placing an aluminum rod (chilled with dry ice) for 30 s on the serosal side of the bladder filled with 1 mL sterile saline bilaterally...
August 2, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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