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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120249/alcohol-addiction-the-safety-of-available-approved-treatment-options
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Mariangela Antonelli, Anna Ferrulli, Luisa Sestito, Gabriele A Vassallo, Claudia Tarli, Carolina Mosoni, Maria M Rando, Antonio Mirijello, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. At present disulfiram, naltrexone and acamprosate are approved for the treatment of AUD in U.S. and Europe. Nalmefene is approved in Europe and sodium oxybate is approved in Italy and Austria only. Baclofen received a "temporary recommendation for use" in France. Areas covered. The safety of the medications mentioned above on liver, digestive system, kidney function, nervous system, pregnancy and lactation and their possible side effects are described and discussed...
November 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102933/mesenchymal-stem-cells-contribute-to-improvement-of-renal-function-in-a-canine-kidney-injury-model
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Seung-Jun Lee, Min-Ok Ryu, Min-Soo Seo, Sang-Bum Park, Jin-Ok Ahn, Sei-Myoung Han, Kyung-Sun Kang, Dong-Ha Bhang, Hwa-Young Youn
BACKGROUND/AIM: The kidney excretes waste materials and regulates important metabolic functions, and renal disorders constitute a significant medical problem and can result in fatalities. In the present study, mesenchymal stem cells derived from canine umbilical cord blood (cUCB-MSCs) were isolated and evaluated for their ability to improve renal function in a canine model of acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The canine AKI model was developed by i...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093983/the-importance-of-magnesium-in-clinical-healthcare
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REVIEW
Gerry K Schwalfenberg, Stephen J Genuis
The scientific literature provides extensive evidence of widespread magnesium deficiency and the potential need for magnesium repletion in diverse medical conditions. Magnesium is an essential element required as a cofactor for over 300 enzymatic reactions and is thus necessary for the biochemical functioning of numerous metabolic pathways. Inadequate magnesium status may impair biochemical processes dependent on sufficiency of this element. Emerging evidence confirms that nearly two-thirds of the population in the western world is not achieving the recommended daily allowance for magnesium, a deficiency problem contributing to various health conditions...
2017: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068997/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-induced-by-cblc-subtype-of-methylmalonic-academia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Minguang Chen, Jieqiu Zhuang, JianHuan Yang, Dexuan Wang, Qing Yang
RATIONALE: Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is a common organic acidemia, mainly due to methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM) or its coenzyme cobalamin (VitB12) metabolic disorders. Cobalamin C (CblC) type is the most frequent inborn error of cobalamin metabolism; it can develop symptoms in childhood and often combine multisystem damage, which leads to methylmalonic acid, propionic acid, methyl citrate, and other metabolites abnormal accumulation, causing nerve, liver, kidney, bone marrow, and other organ damage...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051304/consequences-of-advanced-aging-on-renal-function-in-chronic-hyperandrogenemic-female-rat-model-implications-for-aging-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Chetan N Patil, Lorraine C Racusen, Jane F Reckelhoff
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine and reproductive disorder in premenopausal women, characterized by hyperandrogenemia, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation. Women who had PCOS during their reproductive years remain hyperandrogenemic after menopause. The consequence of chronic hyperandrogenemia with advanced aging has not been studied to our knowledge. We have characterized a model of hyperandrogenemia in female rats and have aged them to 22-25 months to mimic advanced aging in hyperandrogenemic women, and tested the hypothesis that chronic exposure to hyperandrogenemia with aging has a deleterious effect on renal function...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971988/high-dietary-sodium-causes-dyssynchrony-of-the-renal-molecular-clock-in-rats
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Joshua S Speed, Kelly A Hyndman, Kaehler J Roth, Jonathan Brett Heimlich, Malgorzata Kasztan, Brandon M Fox, Jermaine G Johnston, Bryan K Becker, Chunhua Jin, Karen L Gamble, Martin E Young, Jennifer S Pollock, David M Pollock
Dyssynchrony of circadian rhythms are associated with various disorders, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The cell autonomous molecular clock maintains circadian control, however, environmental factors that may cause circadian dyssynchrony either within or between organ systems are poorly understood. Our lab recently reported that the endothelin B (ETB) receptor functions to facilitate Na+ excretion in a time of day dependent manner. Therefore, the current study was designed to determine whether high salt (HS) intake leads to circadian dyssynchrony within the kidney, and whether the renal endothelin system contributes to control of the renal molecular clock...
September 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969594/identification-of-compound-heterozygous-patients-with-primary-hyperoxaluria-type-1-clinical-evaluations-and-in-silico-investigations
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Houda Kanoun, Faiçal Jarraya, Bayen Maalej, Amina Lahiani, Hichem Mahfoudh, Fatma Makni, Jamil Hachicha, Faiza Fakhfakh
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of glyoxylate metabolism in which excessive oxalates are formed by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Calcium oxalate crystallizes in the urine, leading to urolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis, and consequent renal failure if treatment is not initiated promptly. Mutations in the AGXT gene which encodes the hepatic peroxisomal enzyme alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase are responsible of PH1. In the present work, we aimed to analyze AGXT gene and in silico investigations performed in four patients with PH1 among two non consanguineous families...
October 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952698/-molecular-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-damage-to-renal-parenchyma-in-renal-warm-ischemia
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REVIEW
S V Popov, R G Guseinov, A G Martov, T M Muratov, N B Tabynbaev
Warm ischemia of the renal parenchyma is a forced feature of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. It is accompanied by oxygen deprivation of the organ and followed by re-oxygenation, which can cause additional damage to the renal tissue. This damage can result in acute functional and structural disorders of individual parts of the nephron, increasing the risk for a renal dysfunction. Timely diagnosis of the dysfunction is vital for the success of the treatment. The article provides an overview of current scientific data on the mechanisms of ischemic and reperfusion injuries at the molecular-cellular level and describes the current methods of their detection...
September 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938412/renal-metabolic-programming-is-linked-to-the-dynamic-regulation-of-a-leptin-klf15-axis-and-akt-ampk%C3%AE-signaling-in-male-offspring-of-obese-dams
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Philipp Kasper, Christina Vohlen, Katharina Dinger, Jasmine Mohr, Eva Hucklenbruch-Rother, Ruth Janoschek, Jessica Köth, Jan Matthes, Sarah Appel, Jörg Dötsch, Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar
Childhood obesity is associated with renal diseases. Maternal obesity is a risk factor linked to increased adipocytokines and metabolic disorders in the offspring. Therefore, we studied the impact of maternal obesity on renal-intrinsic insulin and adipocytokine signaling and on renal function and structure. To induce maternal obesity, female mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) or a standard diet (SD; control group) prior to mating, during gestation, and throughout lactation. A third group of dams was fed HFD only during lactation (HFD-Lac)...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928007/removal-of-uremic-retention-products-by-hemodialysis-is-coupled-with-indiscriminate-loss-of-vital-metabolites
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Zhi-Hao Zhang, Jia-Rong Mao, Hua Chen, Wei Su, Yuan Zhang, Li Zhang, Dan-Qian Chen, Ying-Yong Zhao, Nosratola D Vaziri
BACKGROUND: Although dialysis ameliorates uremia and fluid and electrolytes disorders, annual mortality rate remains high in dialysis population reflecting its shortcoming in replacing renal function. Unlike the normal kidney, dialysis causes dramatic shifts in volume and composition of body fluids and indiscriminate removal of vital solutes. Present study was undertaken to determine the impact of hemodialysis on plasma metabolites in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: 80 hemodialysis patients and 80 age/gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925945/measurement-of-respiratory-chain-enzyme-activity-in-human-renal-biopsy-specimens
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Arun Ghose, Christopher M Taylor, Alexander J Howie, Anapurna Chalasani, Iain Hargreaves, David V Milford
Background: Mitochondrial disorders can present as kidney disease in children and be difficult to diagnose. Measurement of mitochondrial function in kidney tissue may help diagnosis. This study was to assess the feasibility of obtaining renal samples and analysing them for respiratory chain enzyme activity. Methods: The subjects were children undergoing a routine diagnostic renal biopsy, in whom a clinical condition of renal inflammation, scarring and primary metabolic disorder was unlikely. A fresh sample of kidney was snap frozen and later assayed for the activities of respiratory chain enzyme complexes I, II/III, and IV using spectrophotometric enzyme assay, and expressed as a ratio of citrate synthase activity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918418/new-aspects-in-the-pathomechanism-of-diseases-of-civilization-particularly-psychosomatic-disorders-part-1-theoretical-background-of-a-hypothesis
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Andras Sikter, Zoltan Rihmer, Roberto de Guevara
The stress defence-cascade is mostly not biphasic as Cannon thought, the sympathicotonic stress response is preceded by a vagotonic phase called freeze response. Alteration of the carbon dioxide level plays an important role during defence-cascade as its changes interfere with stress hormones, e.g. with catecholamines, thus affecting the degree of arousal. In case of humans, learned behaviour dominates instead of instinctive, so the fight-or-flight often lags; the consequence can be persistent hypocapnia or hypercapnia...
June 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891970/the-abcc6-transporter-a-new-player-in-biomineralization
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REVIEW
Guillaume Favre, Audrey Laurain, Tamas Aranyi, Flora Szeri, Krisztina Fulop, Olivier Le Saux, Christophe Duranton, Gilles Kauffenstein, Ludovic Martin, Georges Lefthériotis
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an inherited metabolic disease with autosomal recessive inheritance caused by mutations in the ABCC6 gene. Since the first description of the disease in 1896, alleging a disease involving the elastic fibers, the concept evolved with the further discoveries of the pivotal role of ectopic mineralization that is preponderant in the elastin-rich tissues of the skin, eyes and blood vessel walls. After discovery of the causative gene of the disease in 2000, the function of the ABCC6 protein remains elusive...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878683/association-between-diastolic-dysfunction-with-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-females-ob-ob-mice
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Michelle Sartori, Filipe F Conti, Danielle da Silva Dias, Fernando Dos Santos, Jacqueline F Machi, Zaira Palomino, Dulce E Casarini, Bruno Rodrigues, Kátia De Angelis, Maria-Claudia Irigoyen
Objective: To evaluate autonomic and cardiovascular function, as well as inflammatory and oxidative stress markers in ob/ob female mice. Methods: Metabolic parameters, cardiac function, arterial pressure (AP), autonomic, hormonal, inflammatory, and oxidative stress markers were evaluated in 12-weeks female wild-type (WT group) and ob/ob mice (OB group). Results: OB animals showed increased body weight, blood glucose, and triglyceride levels, along with glucose intolerance, when compared to WT animals. Ejection fraction (EF) and AP were similar between groups; however, the OB group presented diastolic dysfunction, as well as an impairment on myocardial performance index...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877724/characteristics-of-lipid-metabolism-including-serum-apolipoprotein-m-levels-in-patients-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Lagu He, Pengfei Wu, Li Tan, Bai Le, Wenhan Du, Ting Shen, Jiali Wu, Zheyi Xiang, Min Hu
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein M (apoM) is a 26-kD apolipoprotein that is mainly expressed in specific cell types, such as human liver parenchymal cells and kidney proximal renal tubular epithelial cells. ApoM can regulate the formation of pre-β-HDL and the reverse cholesterol transport and thus plays an important role in the metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins, meaning that it can affect the development of lipid metabolism disorders. Significantly elevated serum apoM levels are detected in patients with hyperlipidemia...
September 6, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875851/urotensin-ii-molecular-mechanisms-of-biological-activity
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Andrey A Svistunov, Vadim V Tarasov, Svetlana A Shakhmardanova, Susanna S Sologova, Ekaterina T Bagaturija, Vladimir N Chubarev, Pavel A Galenko-Yaroshevsky, George E Barreto, Gjumrakch Aliev
Urotensin II (UT II) is an important factor of cellular homeostasis. This regulatory peptide is involved in the pathophysiology of many disorders. For example, it plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute and chronic diseases, stressful and adaptive reactions of the body, in the development of cardiovascular pathologies, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, liver cirrhosis, renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, reproductive dysfunction, progression of psychosomatic, psychoendocrinal and psychiatric disorders...
August 29, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835862/late-onset-cobalamin-disorder-and-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Gianluigi Ardissino, Michela Perrone, Francesca Tel, Sara Testa, Amelia Morrone, Ilaria Possenti, Francesco Tagliaferri, Robertino Dilena, Francesca Menni
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is an unrare and severe thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) caused by several pathogenetic mechanisms among which Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections and complement dysregulation are the most common. However, very rarely and particularly in neonates and infants, disorders of cobalamin metabolism (CblC) can present with or be complicated by TMA. Herein we describe a case of atypical HUS (aHUS) related to CblC disease which first presented in a previously healthy boy at age of 13...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807226/liver-metabolomics-study-reveals-protective-function-of-phyllanthus-urinaria-against-ccl4-induced-liver-injury
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Qing Guo, Qian-Qian Zhang, Jia-Qing Chen, Wei Zhang, Hong-Cong Qiu, Zun-Jian Zhang, Bu-Ming Liu, Feng-Guo Xu
Phyllanthus Urinaria L. (PUL) is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat hepatic and renal disorders. However, the mechanism of its hepatoprotective action is not fully understood. In the present study, blood biochemical indexes and liver histopathological changes were used to estimate the extent of hepatic injury. GC/MS and LC/MS-based untargeted metabolomics were used in combination to characterize the potential biomarkers associated with the protective activity of PUL against CCl4-induced liver injury in rats...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752333/significance-of-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-human-health
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REVIEW
Rafael Zárate, Nabil El Jaber-Vazdekis, Noemi Tejera, José A Pérez, Covadonga Rodríguez
In the last decades, the development of new technologies applied to lipidomics has revitalized the analysis of lipid profile alterations and the understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms of lipid metabolism, together with their involvement in the occurrence of human disease. Of particular interest is the study of omega-3 and omega-6 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), notably EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid, 20:5n-3), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, 22:6n-3), and ARA (arachidonic acid, 20:4n-6), and their transformation into bioactive lipid mediators...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748185/novel-actions-of-growth-hormone-in-podocytes-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Dhanunjay Mukhi, Rajkishor Nishad, Ram K Menon, Anil Kumar Pasupulati
The kidney regulates water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and thus maintains body homeostasis. The kidney's potential to ensure ultrafiltered and almost protein-free urine is compromised in various metabolic and hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetic nephropathy (DN) accounts for ~20-40% of mortality in DM. Proteinuria, a hallmark of renal glomerular diseases, indicates injury to the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB). The GFB is composed of glomerular endothelium, basement membrane, and podocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
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