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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804561/upregulation-of-mir-130b-protects-against-cerebral-ischemic-injury-by-targeting-water-channel-protein-aquaporin-4-aqp4
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Yueying Zheng, Liqing Wang, Manli Chen, Aijie Pei, Liwei Xie, Shengmei Zhu
Altered microRNA regulation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various disorders, including cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/RI). However, the regulatory mechanism of miR-130b in cerebral ischemia injury has not been reported. In this study, we explored the role of miR-130b in cerebral ischemia injury and investigated its potential mechanism. Levels of miR-130b were quantified by real-time PCR, and the protein level of AQP4 was detected by Western blotting. Cell apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803524/endocrinopathies-in-paediatric-onset-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-aquaporin-4-aqp4-antibody
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Yael Hacohen, Silvia Messina, Hoong-Wei Gan, Sukhvir Wright, Saleel Chandratre, Maria Isabel Leite, Penny Fallon, Angela Vincent, Olga Ciccarelli, Evangeline Wassmer, Ming Lim, Jacqueline Palace, Cheryl Hemingway
The involvement of the diencephalic regions in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) may lead to endocrinopathies. In this study, we identified the following endocrinopathies in 60% (15/25) of young people with paediatric-onset aquaporin 4-Antibody (AQP4-Ab) NMOSD: morbid obesity ( n = 8), hyperinsulinaemia ( n = 5), hyperandrogenism ( n = 5), amenorrhoea ( n = 5), hyponatraemia ( n = 4), short stature ( n = 3) and central hypothyroidism ( n = 2) irrespective of hypothalamic lesions...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798257/aquaporin-1-mediated-changes-in-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-and-proliferation-involve-%C3%AE-catenin
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Xin Yun, Haiyang Jiang, Ning Lai, Jian Wang, Larissa A Shimoda
Exposure to hypoxia induces migration and proliferation of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs), leading to vascular remodeling and contributing to the development of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension. The mechanisms controlling PASMC growth and motility are incompletely understood, although aquaporin 1 plays an important role. In tumor, kidney and stem cells, AQP1 has been shown to interact with β-catenin, a dual function protein that activates the transcription of crucial target genes (i.e., c-Myc and cyclin D1) related to cell migration and proliferation...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798161/correction-egfr-mediated-expression-of-aquaporin-3-is-involved-in-human-skin-fibroblast-migration
#4
Cong Cao, Yun Sun, Sarah Healey, Zhigang Bi, Gang Hu, Shu Wan, Nicola Kouttab, Wenming Chu, Yinsheng Wan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798076/perivascular-spaces-glymphatic-dysfunction-and-small-vessel-disease
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Humberto Mestre, Serhii Kostrikov, Rupal I Mehta, Maiken Nedergaard
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) range broadly in etiology but share remarkably overlapping pathology. Features of SVD including enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) and formation of abluminal protein deposits cannot be completely explained by the putative pathophysiology. The recently discovered glymphatic system provides a new perspective to potentially address these gaps. This work provides a comprehensive review of the known factors that regulate glymphatic function and the disease mechanisms underlying glymphatic impairment emphasizing the role that aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-lined perivascular spaces (PVSs), cerebrovascular pulsatility, and metabolite clearance play in normal CNS physiology...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796813/a-novel-organotypic-3d-sweat-gland-model-with-physiological-functionality
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Patricia Klaka, Sabine Grüdl, Bernhard Banowski, Melanie Giesen, Andrea Sättler, Peter Proksch, Thomas Welss, Thomas Förster
Dysregulated human eccrine sweat glands can negatively impact the quality-of-life of people suffering from disorders like hyperhidrosis. Inability of sweating can even result in serious health effects in humans affected by anhidrosis. The underlying mechanisms must be elucidated and a reliable in vitro test system for drug screening must be developed. Here we describe a novel organotypic three-dimensional (3D) sweat gland model made of primary human eccrine sweat gland cells. Initial experiments revealed that eccrine sweat gland cells in a two-dimensional (2D) culture lose typical physiological markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795614/shifting-borders-crossing-boundaries-the-case-of-combined-central-and-peripheral-demyelination
#7
Orhan Aktas
The case report by Puthenparampil et al. suggests that heterogeneity of demyelinating diseases may be more complex than expected. The authors describe a female patient starting with isolated but relapsing myelitis (in the absence of oligoclonal bands or anti-aquaporin 4 antibodies) and later experiencing the simultaneous occurrence of inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and of a tumefactive hippocampal brain lesion responsive to immunotherapy. As testing for antibodies against established and novel auto-antigens including neurofascin-155 was negative, this case may be regarded as an example for the unfolding spectrum of combined central and peripheral demyelination (CCPD) syndromes with so far unknown immunological target(s)...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795606/hydrogen-rich-saline-inhibits-tobacco-smoke-induced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-alleviating-airway-inflammation-and-mucus-hypersecretion-in-rats
#8
Zibing Liu, Wenye Geng, Chuanwei Jiang, Shujun Zhao, Yong Liu, Ying Zhang, Shucun Qin, Chenxu Li, Xinfang Zhang, Yanhong Si
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease induced by tobacco smoke has been regarded as a great health problem worldwide. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the protective effect of hydrogen-rich saline, a novel antioxidant, on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and explore the underlying mechanism. Sprague-Dawley rats were made chronic obstructive pulmonary disease models via tobacco smoke exposure for 12 weeks and the rats were treated with 10 ml/kg hydrogen-rich saline intraperitoneally during the last 4 weeks...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791346/phylogenetic-and-specific-sequence-analysis-of-four-paralogs-in-insect-aquaporins
#9
Wei Xia, Panwen Zhao, Zhongquan Yi, Yubao Cui
Aquaporins (AQP) are proteins that form channels to facilitate the movement of water across cell membranes in plants, bacteria and animals. Insect AQPs are indispensable for cellular water management under stress, including dehydration and cold. To better understand the biological significance of molecular evolution of gene sequences, followed by structural and functional specialization, the present study used ClustalX2.1, MEGA7.0, Jalview and Mesquite software to build an insect AQP phylogenetic tree and visualize the evolutionary associations among insect AQPs...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783453/development-of-human-salivary-gland-like-tissue-in-vitro
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Marc Burghartz, Simon Lennartz, Matthias Schweinlin, Rudolf Hagen, Norbert Kleinsasser, Stephan Hackenberg, Gudrun Steußloff, Agmal Scherzad, Kathrin Radeloff, Christian Ginzkey, Heike Walles, Marco Metzger
The loss of salivary gland function caused by radiation therapy of the head and neck is a serious condition and it affects a patient's quality of life. The current lack of effective therapies demands new options to be explored. This study tested whether human salivary gland epithelial cells (SGECs) could be successfully cultured on a decellularized porcine gut matrix (SIS-muc) in both mono- and coculture with microvascular endothelial cells (mvECs). By performing immunofluorescence imaging, transmission as well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), and an amylase enzyme assay, it was investigated as to what extent the three-dimensional (3D)-cultured cells could maintain their molecular differentiation and the production of working α-amylase (α-AMY) compared with two-dimensional (2D) culture...
August 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780848/-clinical-characteristics-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-associated-with-syringomyelia
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Y G Wang, Y Q Wang, W Qiu, X Q Hu, Z Z Lu
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) associated with syringomyelia (SML). Methods: The clinical manifestations, laboratory parameters and imaging findings of 7 patients with NMOSD associated with SML during June 2008 to August 2016 from The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Six patients were female and 1 was male, with ages ranging from 27-67 years, the course of the disease was 3-12 years, recurrence was 2-7 times, all the patients were cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal bands (CSF OCB) negative, 5 patients were positive for aquaporin-4-antibody/NMO-IgG...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775380/rage-inhibition-reduces-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Raiko Blondonnet, Jules Audard, Corinne Belville, Gael Clairefond, Jean Lutz, Damien Bouvier, Laurence Roszyk, Christelle Gross, Marilyne Lavergne, Marianne Fournet, Loic Blanchon, Caroline Vachias, Christelle Damon-Soubeyrand, Vincent Sapin, Jean-Michel Constantin, Matthieu Jabaudon
The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is involved in inflammatory response during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Growing body of evidence support strategies of RAGE inhibition in experimental lung injury, but its modalities and effects remain underinvestigated. Anesthetised C57BL/6JRj mice were divided in four groups; three of them underwent orotracheal instillation of acid and were treated with anti-RAGE monoclonal antibody (mAb) or recombinant soluble RAGE (sRAGE), acting as a decoy receptor...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774999/sexual-dimorphic-pattern-of-renal-transporters-and-electrolyte-homeostasis
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Luciana C Veiras, Adriana C C Girardi, Joshua Curry, Lei Pei, Donna L Ralph, An Tran, Regiane C Castelo-Branco, Nuria Pastor-Soler, Cristina T Arranz, Alan S L Yu, Alicia A McDonough
Compared with males, females have lower BP before age 60, blunted hypertensive response to angiotensin II, and a leftward shift in pressure natriuresis. This study tested the concept that this female advantage associates with a distinct sexual dimorphic pattern of transporters along the nephron. We applied quantitative immunoblotting to generate profiles of transporters, channels, claudins, and selected regulators in both sexes and assessed the physiologic consequences of the differences. In rats, females excreted a saline load more rapidly than males did...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768768/regulation-of-the-epithelial-na-channel-by-paraoxonase-2
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Shujie Shi, Teresa M Buck, Carol L Kinlough, Allison L Marciszyn, Rebecca P Hughey, Martin Chalfie, Jeffrey L Brodsky, Thomas R Kleyman
Paraoxonase-2 (PON-2) is a membrane-bound lactonase with unique anti-oxidative and anti-atherosclerotic properties. PON-2 shares key structural elements with MEC-6, an endoplasmic reticulum resident molecular chaperone in Caenorhabditis elegans MEC-6 modulates the expression of a mechano-transductive ion channel comprised of MEC-4 and MEC-10 in touch receptor neurons. Because pon-2 mRNA resides in multiple rat nephron segments, including aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron where the epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is expressed, we hypothesized that PON-2 would similarly regulate ENaC expression...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766180/the-expression-of-water-channel-proteins-during-human-salivary-gland-development-a-topographic-study-of-aquaporins-1-3-and-5
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Fernanda de Paula, Tathyane Harumi Nakajima Teshima, Ricardo Hsieh, Milena Monteiro Souza, Claudia Malheiros Coutinho-Camillo, Marcello Menta Simonsen Nico, Silvia Vanessa Lourenco
Some members of aquaporin family (AQP) plays crucial functions in salivary synthesis and secretion. These proteins expression has already been reported during salivary gland formation, however no previous studies in human developing glands have been performed. We evaluated AQP1, 3 and 5 expression through the stages of human salivary gland morphogenesis and discuss the possible role of AQP for glandular maturation. Human salivary glands derived from foetuses aged between 14 and 25 weeks were submitted to immunohistochemistry...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765874/upregulation-of-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-acid-sensing-ion-channel-3-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-following-application-of-nucleus-pulposus-onto-the-nerve-root-in-rats
#16
Dong Wang, Hao Pan, Hang Zhu, Li Zhu, Yong-Jiang He, Jian Wang, Gao-Yong Jia
The nucleus pulposus (NP) is an avascular, hydrated tissue that permits the intervertebral disc to resist compressive loads to the spine. To determine the mechanisms by which intervertebral disc degeneration is caused by the nucleus pulposus, the expression and regulation of nuclear factor (NF)‑κB and acid sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) were examined. For the intervertebral disc degeneration model, NP was harvested from the tail of rats and applied to the L5 dorsal root ganglion (DRG). The mechanical pain withdrawal threshold (PWT) in NP model rats was assessed...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764583/expression-and-significance-of-aquaporin-2-and-serum-hormones-in-placenta-of-patients-with-preeclampsia
#17
Yurong Zhao, Li Lin, Ailuan Lai
To evaluate the relationship between serum hormone or aquaporin-2 (AQP-2) and preeclampsia, patients with severe preeclampsia (A group), mild preeclampsia (B group), chronic hypertension (C group) and normal pregnant women (D group) were recruited and analysed. The AQP-2 level in placenta tissues was detected and the correlations of AQP-2 with serum hormone levels were analysed using linear correlation regression analysis. The differences of alpha foetal protein (AFP) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) levels during mid-pregnancy, as well as the levels of AFP, HCG, unconjugated oestriol and progesterone during late pregnancy were significant among A, B, C and D groups (p < ...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763287/role-of-nadph-oxidase-as-a-mediator-of-oxidative-damage-in-low-dose-irradiated-and-hindlimb-unloaded-mice
#18
Xiao Wen Mao, Nina C Nishiyama, Mary Campbell-Beachler, Peter Gifford, Kristine E Haynes, Daila S Gridley, Michael J Pecaut
The purpose of this study was to determine whether nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase-derived stress can account for unloading- and radiation-induced endothelial damage and neurovascular remodeling in a mouse model. Wild-type (WT, Nox2(+/+)) C57BL/6 mice or Nox2(-/-) (B6.129S6-CYBBM) knockout (KO) mice were placed into one of the following groups: age-matched control; hindlimb unloading (HLU); low-dose/low-dose-rate radiation (LDR); or HLU with LDR simultaneously for 21 days. The mice were then sacrificed one month later...
August 1, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760831/a-mosquito-entomoglyceroporin-aedes-aegypti-aqp5-participates-in-water-transport-across-the-malpighian-tubules-of-larvae
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Lidiya Misyura, Gil Y Yerushalmi, Andrew Donini
The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is the primary vector for arboviral diseases such as Zika fever, dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever. The larvae reside in hypo-osmotic freshwater habitats, where they face dilution of their body fluids from osmotic influx of water. The Malpighian tubules help maintain ionic and osmotic homeostasis by removing excess water from the hemolymph, but the transcellular pathway for this movement remains unresolved. Aquaporins are transmembrane channels thought to permit transcellular transport of water from the hemolymph into the Malpighian tubule lumen...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755467/connexin-43-and-aquaporin-4-are-markers-of-artag-related-astroglial-response
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Gabor G Kovacs, Ahmed Yousef, Sabine Kaindl, Virginia M Lee, John Q Trojanowski
AIMS: Ageing-related tau astrogliopathy (ARTAG) appears in subependymal, subpial, perivascular, white matter (WM) and grey matter (GM) locations. Physical effects, blood-brain barrier dysfunction, blood- or vessel-related factors have been considered as aetiology. Since Connexin-43 (Cx43) and Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) are related to these, we hypothesized that their immunoreactivity varies with ARTAG in a location-specific manner. METHODS: We performed a morphometric immunohistochemical study measuring the densities of immunoreactivity (IR) of Cx43, AQP4, AT8 (phospho-tau), and glial fibrillar acidic protein (GFAP)...
July 29, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
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