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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634267/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-the-role-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-in-the-vasculature
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REVIEW
Jennifer J DuPont, Iris Z Jaffe
Since the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) was cloned 30 years ago, it has become clear that MR is expressed in extra-renal tissues, including the cardiovascular system, where it is expressed in all cells of the vasculature. Understanding the role of MR in the vasculature has been of particular interest as clinical trials show that MR antagonism improves cardiovascular outcomes out of proportion to changes in blood pressure. The last 30 years of research have demonstrated that MR is a functional hormone-activated transcription factor in vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633927/dencichine-ameliorates-kidney-injury-in-induced-type-ii-diabetic-nephropathy-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signalling-pathway
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Li Jie, Qiu Pengcheng, He Qiaoyan, Bi Linlin, Zhang Meng, Wang Fang, Jia Min, Yan Li, Zhang Ya, Yang Qian, Wang Siwang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), a common complication associated with both type I and type II diabetes mellitus (DM), is a major cause of chronic nephropathy and a common cause of end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) throughout the world. This study is aimed to determine whether dencichine (De) can ameliorate renal damage in high-glucose-and-fat diet combined STZ (streptozocin) induced DN in type II DM rats and to investigate the potential underlying mechanisms. Markers of metabolism, diabetes, and renal function, and levels of extracellular matrix (ECM) collagen I (Col I), collagen IV (Col IV), fibronectin (FN) and laminin (LN), and of proteins in the TGF-β/Smad pathway were analysed through RT-PCR, western blot, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633141/interaction-of-soluble-cxc-ligand-16-and-cardiac-injury-markers-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Wenjin Liu, Lulu Wang, Yongyue Wei, Xiurong Li, Chaoqing Gao, Jianmei Zhou, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Hong Chu, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that there is a pathogenic role for CXC ligand 16 (CXCL16) in cardiovascular diseases. Little is known about circulating CXCL16 in patients with kidney dysfunction. We explored the relationships of plasma CXCL16 with cardiac injury markers in a group of dialysis patients. METHODS: Plasma CXCL16 and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in 366 patients who were on maintenance hemodialysis. Cardiac injury was evaluated via measurements of the circulating B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT proBNP), Troponin I (TnI), and Troponin T (TnT)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630634/moxibustion-alleviates-injury-in-a-rat-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-model
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Yi Li, Yuxia Sun, Chunling Zhang, Ke Wang, Peicheng Shen, Di Huang, Wen Ma, Jin Zhang, Lin Li, Liqun He
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of moxibustion at Shenshu (BL-23) and Geshu (BL-17) acupoints in a focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) model in rats. METHODS: A FSGS rat model was established by single nephrectomy and repeated injection of doxorubicin. The FSGS rats were randomly divided into the model group, losartan (positive control) group, Shenshu moxibustion group, and Geshu moxibustion group. Molecular indicators of kidney function and renal pathological changes were monitored...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626544/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Kuixing Zhang, Yuxin Lu, Kevin T Harley, Minh-Ha Tran
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a disease characterized by the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury. The histopathologic lesions of aHUS include thrombotic microangiopathy involving the glomerular capillaries and thrombosis involving arterioles or interlobar arteries. Extra-renal manifestations occur in up to 20% of patients. The majority of aHUS is caused by complement system defects impairing ordinary regulatory mechanisms. Activating events therefore lead to unbridled, ongoing complement activity producing widespread endothelial injury...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625889/massive-attack-of-honeybee-on-macaws-ara-ararauna-and-ara-chloropterus-in-brazil-a-case-report
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Elisane Lenita Milbradt, Tarcísio Macedo Silva, Alessandre Hataka, Carlos Roberto Teixeira, Adriano Sakai Okamoto, Raphael Lucio Andreatti Filho
Three adult birds of the species Ara chloropterus and five of the species Ara ararauna from a conservation breeding facility suffered a massive attack by honeybees. The A. chloropterus birds presented swollen puncture lesions with stingers (mainly in the facial regions without feathers), swelling of the eyelids and subcutaneous tissue, and respiratory distress, and they were treated with intramuscular injections of 1.67 mg/kg of promethazine and 10 mg/kg of hydrocortisone followed by removal of the stingers...
June 15, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625483/silymarin-protects-against-renal-injury-through-normalization-of-lipid-metabolism-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-high-fat-fed-mice
#7
Bin Feng, Ran Meng, Bin Huang, Yan Bi, Shanmei Shen, Dalong Zhu
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney diseases and the conventional treatment with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors is not enough to prevent renal injury and prolong the progression of disease. Recently, silymarin has shown protective effects on renal tissue injury, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. The goal of this study was to investigate the potential capacity of silymarin to prevent renal injury during obesity induced by high fat diet (HFD) in mice...
June 15, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625023/-studyon-renal-cell-carcinoma-detected-by-abdominal-ultrasonography-during-routine-health-check-up
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Masahito Ishikawa, Ayae Kawakami, Kohei Sakuraba, Sae Tanaka, Yoichi Yamamoto, Tateru Ishida, Mitsuru Kawarasaki, Toshihiro Ootaki, Shigeru Ozasa
We performed a study on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) detected by abdominal ultrasonography during routine health check-up at Sapporo Teishin Hospital. The study included a total of 13,127 ultrasonographic examinations performed on 4,339 patients who visited our hospital for routine health check-ups during a 21- year period from April 1995 to March 2016. RCC was suspected from ultrasonographic findings and later histopathologically diagnosed in 11 patients in this group (detection rate 0.25%). Patients were male, aged 37 to 64 (median, 52...
May 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624986/temperature-corrected-post-mortem-1-5%C3%A2-t-mri-quantification-of-non-pathologic-upper-abdominal-organs
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Nicole Schwendener, Christian Jackowski, Frederick Schuster, Anders Persson, Marcel J Warntjes, Wolf -Dieter Zech
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate if simultaneous temperature-corrected T1, T2, and proton density (PD) 1.5 T post-mortem MR quantification [quantitative post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging (QPMMRI)] is feasible for characterizing and discerning non-pathologic upper abdominal organs (liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney) with regard to varying body temperatures. METHODS: QPMMRI was performed on 80 corpses (25 females, 55 males; mean age 56.2 years, SD 17...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623824/dietary-nitrate-attenuates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injuries-by-modulation-of-immune-responses-and-reduction-of-oxidative-stress
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Ting Yang, Xing-Mei Zhang, Laura Tarnawski, Maria Peleli, Zhengbing Zhuge, Niccolo Terrando, Robert A Harris, Peder S Olofsson, Erik Larsson, A Erik G Persson, Jon O Lundberg, Eddie Weitzberg, Mattias Carlstrom
Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury involves complex pathological processes in which reduction of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability is suggested as a key factor. Inorganic nitrate can form NO in vivo via NO synthase-independent pathways and may thus provide beneficial effects during IR. Herein we evaluated the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation in a renal IR model. Male mice (C57BL/6J) were fed nitrate-supplemented chow (1.0mmol/kg/day) or standard chow for two weeks prior to 30min ischemia and during the reperfusion period...
June 9, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623191/renal-capillary-haemangioma-associated-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-polycythaemia-in-acquired-cystic-disease
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Matthew Beamer, Matthew Love, Seyed Ghasemian
Capillary haemangiomas are relatively common tumours, typically occurring in the subcutaneous tissue during childhood. However, visceral occurrence is very rare. These tumours make up a subset of vascular lesions that have previously, although rarely, been described in case reports in association with the kidney. Here we review the literature and describe a capillary haemangioma occurring in the renal hilum found to be coexistent with end-stage renal disease, renal cell carcinoma and polycythaemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case report to describe the occurrence of this tumour in the renal hilum in association with this constitution of renal pathologies...
June 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622281/effects-of-baicalin-on-blood-pressure-and-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-rats-with-renovascular-hypertension
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Hualei Dai, Xinjin Zhang, Zhigang Yang, Jianmei Li, Jialin Zheng
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore the effect of baicalin, which is a kind of bioactive flavonoid, on blood pressure and left ventricular remodeling in rats with renovascular hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 40 male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into sham-operation (n=10) and renal hypertension model groups (2-kidney-1 clip; 2K-1C, n=30). The rats in the renal hypertension model group were randomly subdivided into 2K-1C (n=13) and 2K-1C/Baicalin groups (n=14). The cardiac function indexes were determined after 4 weeks...
June 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621010/diversity-of-renal-phenotypes-in-patients-with-wdr19-mutations-two-case-reports
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Takahisa Yoshikawa, Koichi Kamei, Hiroko Nagata, Ken Saida, Mai Sato, Masao Ogura, Shuichi Ito, Osamu Miyazaki, Maki Urushihara, Shuji Kondo, Noriko Sugawara, Kiyonobu Ishizuka, Yuko Hamasaki, Seiichiro Shishido, Naoya Morisada, Kazumoto Iijima, Michio Nagata, Takako Yoshioka, Kentaro Ogata, Kenji Ishikura
WDR19 has been reported as a causative gene of nephronophthisis-related ciliopathies. Patients with WDR19 mutations can show various extrarenal manifestations such as skeletal disorders, Caroli disease, and retinal dystrophy, and typically display nephronophthisis as a renal phenotype. However, there is limited information on the renal phenotypes of patients with WDR19 mutations. We report two Japanese infants with Sensenbrenner syndrome caused by WDR19 mutations who demonstrated different features in renal ultrasound and histopathological results, despite several common extrarenal manifestations...
July 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620674/organ-dysfunction-and-failure-following-brain-death-do-not-preclude-successful-donation
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Eno-Obong I Essien, Nehu Parimi, Jennifer Gutwald-Miller, Tyree Nutter, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Organ dysfunction is common after neurologic determination of death (NDD) but before organ collection. Reliable markers for graft success following transplant of these organs would be useful. We sought to determine the relationship between the donor after neurologic determination of death (DNDD) pathophysiology and successful organ donation. METHODS: Donor information was obtained through the local organ procurement organization. Donor demographics and clinical data points for cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, hepatic, hematological and neuroendocrine systems were reviewed 12 h before and 12 h after neurologic determination of death was declared...
June 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620645/alloimmunity-but-not-viral-immunity-promotes-allograft-loss-in-a-mouse-model-of-polyomavirus-associated-allograft-injury
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Steven C Kim, Jun Wang, Ying Dong, David V Mathews, Joshua A Albrecht, Cynthia P Breeden, Alton B Farris, Aron E Lukacher, Mandy L Ford, Kenneth A Newell, Andrew B Adams
BACKGROUND: The interplay between viral infection and alloimmunity is known to influence the fate of transplanted organs. Clarifying how local virus-associated inflammation/injury and antiviral immunity can alter host alloimmune responses in transplantation remains a critical question. METHODS: We used a mouse model of polyomavirus (PyV) infection and kidney transplantation to investigate the roles of direct viral pathology, the antiviral immune response, and alloimmunity in the pathogenesis of PyV-associated allograft injury...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619631/histopathologic-analysis-of-tumor-bed-and-peritumoral-pseudocapsule-after-in-vitro-tumor-enucleation-on-radical-nephrectomy-specimen-for-clinical-t1b-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Qun Lu, Changwei Ji, Xiaozhi Zhao, Yao Fu, Suhan Guo, Guangxiang Liu, Shiwei Zhang, Xiaogong Li, Weidong Gan, Hongqian Guo
PURPOSE: This study was designed to assess the feasibility and histopathologic safety of tumor enucleation for renal cell carcinoma, through histopathologic analysis of the tumor bed and peritumoral pseudocapsule (PC) after in vitro tumor enucleation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 176 radical nephrectomy specimens for clinical T1b renal cell carcinoma in our institution, from January 2013-February 2016. Immediately after the kidney was excised, the tumor of radical specimen was enucleated in vitro...
June 12, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619388/metabolomics-highlights-pharmacological-bioactivity-and-biochemical-mechanism-of-traditional-chinese-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Ming Wang, Lin Chen, Dan Liu, Hua Chen, Dan-Dan Tang, Ying-Yong Zhao
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has attracted increasing interest throughout the world because of its potential complementary therapy and an abundant source for new drug discovery. TCM possesses the significant bioactivity of the use of multi-component drugs and can act multiple targets by multiple components. Metabolomics is a holistic investigation of numerous metabolite responses of complex biology systems to pathological stimuli and drug treatments based on the global metabolic profiles in complex biological matrixes...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619152/the-newly-emerging-duck-origin-goose-parvovirus-in-china-exhibits-a-wide-range-of-pathogenicity-to-main-domesticated-waterfowl
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Shifeng Xiao, Shilong Chen, Xiaoxia Cheng, Fengqiang Lin, Shao Wang, Xiaoli Zhu, Bo Yu, Meiqing Huang, Jinxiang Wang, Nanyang Wu, Min Zheng, Shaoying Chen, Fusong Yu
Short beak and dwarfism syndrome virus (SBDSV) is a newly emerging distinct duck-origin goose parvovirus that belongs to the genus Dependovirus. Our previous studies have found that SBDSV was highly pathogenic to Cherry Valley ducklings and mule ducklings. However, little is known about its pathogenicity to other waterfowls. In the present study, the pathogenicity of SBDSV was evaluated in domesticated waterfowl including Muscovy ducklings, Sheldrake ducklings and domestic goslings. All experimentally infected birds exhibited remarkable growth retardation, anorexia and diarrhea similar to naturally infected birds...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616648/protective-effect-of-dietary-polyphenol-caffeic-acid-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-kidney-stones-in-rats
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Fauzia Yasir, Atia-Tul- Wahab, M Iqbal Choudhary
Dietary polyphenol caffeic acid (1) has been reported for various pharmacological activities. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of caffeic acid (1) on ethylene glycol-induced renal stones in rats. For the study, male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups; normal, pathological, and standard drug controls, and preventive and curative groups. Normal control group received drinking water for 8 weeks. Pathological, standard drug, preventive, and curative groups received 0.75% ethylene glycol in drinking water for the induction of calcium oxalate stone formation, along with the regular diet...
June 14, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616219/proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-igg-deposits-in-two-kidney-allografts-successfully-treated-with-rituximab
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Basma Merhi, Nikunjkuma Patel, George Bayliss, Kammi J Henriksen, Reginald Gohh
Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G deposit (PGNMID), a recently described pathologic entity in native kidneys, has been recognized in kidney transplant patients, where it can present as either recurrent or de novo disease. There is no definitive treatment to date, in either population. Here, we present two cases of PGNMID in kidney allografts that illustrate the challenges of diagnostic approach and highlight the allograft outcome after treatment with rituximab as a potential treatment of this condition...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
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