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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920781/refractometric-urine-specific-gravity-of-free-living-egyptian-fruit-bats-rousettus-aegyptiacus
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David Eshar, Roi Lapid, Maya Weinberg, Roni King, Lisa M Pohlman
In both human and veterinary medicine, urine specific gravity (USG) is commonly measured by refractometry to indirectly reflect the osmolality of urine to thereby evaluate the kidney's ability to concentrate or dilute urine according to physiologic need and certain disease conditions. However, for accurate interpretation of the significance of any value, knowledge of the expected USG for the healthy species in question is required. It is generally believed that fruit bats, and Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) in particular, are unable to highly concentrate their urine...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919865/coping-with-salt-water-habitats-metabolic-and-oxidative-responses-to-salt-intake-in-the-rufous-collared-sparrow
#2
Pablo Sabat, Cristóbal Narváez, Isaac Peña-Villalobos, Carolina Contreras, Karin Maldonado, Juan C Sanchez-Hernandez, Seth D Newsome, Roberto Nespolo, Francisco Bozinovic
Many physiological adjustments occur in response to salt intake in several marine taxa, which manifest at different scales from changes in the concentration of individual molecules to physical traits of whole organisms. Little is known about the influence of salinity on the distribution, physiological performance, and ecology of passerines; specifically, the impact of drinking water salinity on the oxidative status of birds has been largely ignored. In this study, we evaluated whether experimental variations in the salt intake of a widely-distributed passerine (Zontotrichia capensis) could generate differences in basal (BMR) and maximum metabolic rates (Msum), as well as affect metabolic enzyme activity and oxidative status...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919451/biphasic-modulation-of-neuro-and-interrenal-steroidogenesis-in-juvenile-african-sharptooth-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-exposed-to-waterborne-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate
#3
Augustine Arukwe, Oju R Ibor, Aina O Adeogun
Receptor (i.e genomic) and non-receptor (or non-genomic) effects of endocrine toxicology have received limited or almost non-existent attention for tropical species and regions. In the present study, we have studied the effects of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) on neuro- and interrenal steroidogenesis of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) using molecular, immunochemical and physiological approaches. Juvenile fish (mean weight and length: 5.6 ± 0.6g and 8.2 ± 1.2 cm, respectively), were randomly distributed into ten 120 L rectangular glass tanks containing 60 L of dechlorinated tap water, at 50 fish per exposure group...
September 14, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915332/obesity-and-cardiometabolic-defects-in-heart-failure-pathology
#4
Ganesh V Halade, Vasundhara Kain
Obesity is a major global epidemic that sets the stage for diverse multiple pathologies, including cardiovascular disease. The obesity-related low-grade chronic inflamed milieu is more pronounced in aging and responsive to cardiac dysfunction in heart failure pathology. Metabolic dysregulation of obesity integrates with immune reservoir in spleen and kidney network. Therefore, an integrative systems biology approach is necessary to delay progressive cardiac alternations. The purpose of this comprehensive review is to largely discuss the impact of obesity on the cardiovascular pathobiology in the context of problems and challenges, with major emphasis on the diversified models, and to study cardiac remodeling in obesity...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915321/regulation-and-functions-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-white-and-brown-adipose-tissue
#5
Mandana Pahlavani, Nishan S Kalupahana, Latha Ramalingam, Naima Moustaid-Moussa
The renin angiotensin system (RAS) is a major regulator of blood pressure, fluid, and electrolyte homeostasis. RAS precursor angiotensinogen (Agt) is cleaved into angiotensin I (Ang I) and II (Ang II) by renin and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), respectively. Major effects of Ang II, the main bioactive peptide of this system, is mediated by G protein coupled receptors, Angiotensin Type 1 (AGTR1, AT1R) and Type 2 (AGTR2, AT2R) receptors. Further, the discovery of additional RAS peptides such as Ang 1-7 generated by the action of another enzyme ACE2 identified novel functions of this complex system...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914782/the-future-challenge-of-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-in-hypertension-from-bench-to-bed-side
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REVIEW
Gabriele Togliatto, Giusy Lombardo, Maria Felice Brizzi
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) act as signaling molecules that control physiological processes, including cell adaptation to stress. Redox signaling via ROS has quite recently become the focus of much attention in numerous pathological contexts, including neurodegenerative diseases, kidney and cardiovascular disease. Imbalance in ROS formation and degradation has also been implicated in essential hypertension. Essential hypertension is characterized by multiple genetic and environmental factors which do not completely explain its associated risk factors...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913589/estimating-renal-function-in-old-people-an-in-depth-review
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REVIEW
Maharajan Raman, Rachel J Middleton, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green
Estimates of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) should provide accurate measure of an individual's kidney function because important clinical decisions such as timing of renal replacement therapy and drug dosing may be dependent on eGFR. Formulae from which eGFR is derived are generally based on serum creatinine measurement, such as Cockcroft-Gault, MDRD and CKD-EPI. More recently, calculation of eGFR using other laboratory biomarkers such as cystatin C has emerged with apparent greater accuracy. In old people, there is age-related physiological change in the kidney, which could lead to reduced GFR...
September 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913500/neuroendocrine-stress-response-implications-for-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
#8
REVIEW
J Mauricio Del Rio, Alina Nicoara, Madhav Swaminathan
Surgical stress causes biochemical and physiologic perturbations of every homeostatic axis. These alterations include volume/baroreceptor regulation, sympathetic activation, parasympathetic suppression, neuroendocrine activation, acute phase response protein synthesis and secretion, immune response modulation and long-term behavioral adaptation. The kidney is central to the stress response because of its main role in the maintenance of water, electrolyte balance and hence, intracellular and extracellular compartments, including the intravascular volume...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910792/inflammation-a-key-contributor-to-the-genesis-and-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Qi Qian
It has become apparent that inflammation and inflammatory reactions can evoke renal injury and promote chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. Under physiological condition, intrarenal vascular distribution is heterogeneous, and medulla is hypoxic. To avoid energy deprivation in the low pO2 regions of the kidney, an array of hormones, autocoids, and vasoactive substances, including medullipin, prostaglandins, endothelins, nitric oxide, angiotensin II, kinins, and adenosine, tonically regulates the microvasculature to ensure a perfect match of the microcirculation (O2 supply) and renal tubules (O2 demand)...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910674/the-inhibitory-activity-of-hl-7-and-hl-10-peptide-from-scorpion-venom-hemiscorpius-lepturus-on-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-kinetic-and-docking-study
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Zahra Setayesh-Mehr, Ahmad Asoodeh
The hypertension is one of the highest risk factors for stroke, myocardial infarction, vascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) has an important role in the physiological regulation of cardiovascular system. ACE inhibition is a key purpose for hypertension treatment. In this study, two peptides named HL-7 with the sequence of YLYELAR (MW: 927.07Da) and HL-10 with the sequence of AFPYYGHHLG (MW: 1161.28Da) were identified from scorpion venom of H. lepturus. The inhibitory activity of HL-7 and HL-10 was examined on rabbit ACE...
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905546/-hypertension-in-people-of-african-descent
#11
Fabien Cane, Sofia Zisimopoulou, Antoinette Pechère-Bertschi
Hypertension in people of African descent presents an increased prevalence, an earlier and more severe target organ damage and is harder to control compared to other ethnicities. Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension are more frequent in black women. The physiological phenomenon of night time blood pressure dipping is often blunted. The low renin hypertension phenotype seems to be caused by an increase in sodium retention at renal level. The treatment of choice is calcium channel blockers and thiazide diuretics along with a renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blocker for kidney protection...
September 13, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904875/the-influence-of-hypophosphatemia-on-outcomes-of-low-and-high-intensity-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Soo Young Kim, Ye Na Kim, Ho Sik Shin, Yeonsoon Jung, Hark Rim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the role of hypophosphatemia in major clinical outcomes of patients treated with low- or high-intensity continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data collected from 492 patients. We divided patients into two CRRT groups based on treatment intensity (greater than or equal to or less than 40 mL/kg/hour of effluent generation) and measured serum phosphate level daily during CRRT...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902726/incremental-dialysis-review-of-recent-literature
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Thomas A Golper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There are clinical, physiological, financial, and practical reasons to perform incremental hemodialysis in selected patients, incident to end-stage renal disease. Recent papers inform us further, especially in the large database studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Small studies suggested, then a larger study corroborated, that incremental hemodialysis was associated with preservation of residual kidney function whenever compared with conventional hemodialysis...
September 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901271/the-role-of-cannabinoid-receptors-in-renal-diseases
#14
Hélène François, Lola Lecru
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains a major challenge for Public Health systems and corresponds to the replacement of renal functional tissue by extra-cellular matrix proteins such as collagens and fibronectin. There is no efficient treatment to date for CKD except nephroprotective strategies. The cannabinoid system and more specifically the cannabinoid receptors 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2) may represent a new therapeutic target in CKD. Our review will first focus on the current state of knowledge regarding the cannabinoid system in normal renal physiology and in various experimental nephropathies, especially diabetes...
September 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900791/telomere-length-and-antioxidant-defense-associate-with-parasite-induced-retarded-growth-in-wild-brown-trout
#15
Janina Stauffer, Matthieu Bruneaux, Bineet Panda, Marko Visse, Anti Vasemägi, Petteri Ilmonen
Early growth conditions can have profound impacts on individuals' development, growth and physiology, with subsequent long-term consequences for individuals' fitness and life expectancy. Telomere length (TL) has been suggested to indicate both individual fitness and life expectancy in wide range of species, as the telomere attrition rate at early age can be accelerated due to exposure to various stressors, including parasites and inflammatory diseases, which increase production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and influence antioxidant (AO) levels...
September 12, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899893/acute-in-vivo-analysis-of-atp-release-in-rat-kidneys-in-response-to-changes-of-renal-perfusion-pressure
#16
Oleg Palygin, Louise C Evans, Allen W Cowley, Alexander Staruschenko
BACKGROUND: ATP and derivatives are recognized to be essential agents of paracrine signaling. It was reported that ATP is an important regulator of the pressure-natriuresis mechanism. Information on the sources of ATP, the mechanisms of its release, and its relationship to blood pressure has been limited by the inability to precisely measure dynamic changes in intrarenal ATP levels in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: Newly developed amperometric biosensors were used to assess alterations in cortical ATP concentrations in response to changes in renal perfusion pressure (RPP) in anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899749/cyp4a-cyp2c-modulation-of-the-interaction-of-calcium-channel-blockers-with-cyclosporine-on-edhf-mediated-renal-vasodilations-in-rats
#17
Safaa H Hammoud, Amal G Omar, Assaad A Eid, Mahmoud M El-Mas
The endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) serves as a back-up mechanism that compensates for reduced nitric oxide (NO)/prostanoids bioavailability. Here we investigated whether (i) under conditions of vascular endothelium dysfunction, the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine (CSA) upregulates EDHF-dependent renal vasodilations through altering CYP4A/CYP2C signaling, and (ii) calcium channel blockers modulate the CSA/EDHF/CYP interaction. Rats were treated with CSA, verapamil, nifedipine, or their combinations for 7days...
September 9, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899697/implementation-of-a-human-podocyte-injury-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease-for-profiling-of-renoprotective-compounds
#18
Vivek C Abraham, Loan N Miller, Steve D Pratt, Brent Putman, Laura Kim, Sujatha M Gopalakrishnan, Andrew King
Degradation of podocyte structural integrity and function are hallmarks of proteinuric chronic kidney disease. In vivo, injury of podocytes manifests itself in the form of disruption of foot process morphology and associated cytoskeletal architecture, de-differentiation, and loss of adhesion to the glomerular basement membrane. Given the critical role played by this highly specialized cell type in maintaining glomerular filtration, there is a need for improved physiologically relevant cellular models that enable detection of disease-relevant indicators of podocyte perturbation...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893206/efficacy-of-blood-flow-restriction-exercise-during-dialysis-for-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Matthew J Clarkson, Steve F Fraser, Paul N Bennett, Lawrence P McMahon, Catherine Brumby, Stuart A Warmington
BACKGROUND: Exercise during haemodialysis improves strength and physical function. However, both patients and clinicians are time poor, and current exercise recommendations add an excessive time burden making exercise a rare addition to standard care. Hypothetically, blood flow restriction exercise performed during haemodialysis can provide greater value for time spent exercising, reducing this time burden while producing similar or greater outcomes. This study will explore the efficacy of blood flow restriction exercise for enhancing strength and physical function among haemodialysis patients...
September 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892100/kidney-physiology-a-size-bandpass-filter
#20
Yue Lu, Zhen Gu
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September 11, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
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