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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817612/expression-and-functional-implications-of-the-renal-apelinergic-system-in-rodents
#1
Anne-Marie O'Carroll, Sabrine Salih, Philip R Griffiths, Aarifah Bijabhai, Mark A Knepper, Stephen J Lolait
Apelin binds to the G protein-coupled apelin receptor (APJ; gene name aplnr) to modulate diverse physiological systems including cardiovascular function, and hydromineral and metabolic balance. Recently a second endogenous ligand for APJ, named apela, has been discovered. We confirm that apela activates signal transduction pathways (ERK activation) in cells expressing the cloned rat APJ. Previous studies suggest that exogenous apela is diuretic, attributable wholly or in part to an action on renal APJ. Thus far the cellular distribution of apela in the kidney has not been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814331/circulating-levels-of-soluble-fas-scd95-are-associated-with-risk-for-development-of-a-nonresolving-acute-kidney-injury-subphenotype
#2
Pavan K Bhatraju, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Carmen Mikacenic, Susanna Harju-Baker, Victoria Dmyterko, Natalie S J Slivinski, W Conrad Liles, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Susan R Heckbert, Mark M Wurfel
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) can be divided into two subphenotypes, resolving or nonresolving, on the basis of the trajectory of serum creatinine. It is unknown if the biology underlying these two AKI recovery patterns is different. METHODS: We measured eight circulating biomarkers in plasma obtained from a cohort of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) (n = 1241) with systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
August 17, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813513/validation-of-commercial-mas-receptor-antibodies-for-utilization-in-western-blotting-immunofluorescence-and-immunohistochemistry-studies
#3
Valeria Burghi, Natalia Cristina Fernández, Yamila Belén Gándola, Verónica Gabriela Piazza, Diego Tomás Quiroga, Érica Guilhen Mario, Janaína Felix Braga, Michael Bader, Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Fernando Pablo Dominici, Marina Cecilia Muñoz
Mas receptor (MasR) is a G protein-coupled receptor proposed as a candidate for mediating the angiotensin (Ang)-converting enzyme 2-Ang (1-7) protective axis of renin-angiotensin system. Because the role of this receptor is not definitively clarified, determination of MasR tissue distribution and expression levels constitutes a critical knowledge to fully understanding its function. Commercially available antibodies have been widely employed for MasR protein localization and quantification, but they have not been adequately validated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811997/estimation-of-kidneys-and-urinary-bladder-doses-based-on-the-region-of-interest-in-18-fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-examination-a-preliminary-study
#4
Farida Aimi Mustapha, Farahnaz Ahmad Anwar Bashah, Ihsan M Yassin, Ahmad Saad Fathinul Fikri, Abdul Jalil Nordin, Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Kidneys and urinary bladder are common physiologic uptake sites of 18fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) causing increased exposure of low energy ionizing radiation to these organs. Accurate measurement of organ dose is vital as (18)F-FDG is directly exposed to the organs. Organ dose from (18)F-FDG PET is calculated according to the injected (18)F-FDG activity with the application of dose coefficients established by International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808392/antiurolithiatic-effect-of-sirupeelai-samoola-kudineer-a-polyherbal-siddha-decoction-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-renal-calculus-in-experimental-rats
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A Hannah Rachel Vasanthi, V Muthulakshmi, V Gayathri, R Manikandan, S Ananthi, Sarah Kuruvilla
BACKGROUND: Sirupeelai Samoola Kudineer (SK), a polyherbal decoction containing four medicinal plants has been used in Siddha system of medicine, practiced in Southern parts of India for the management of urolithiasis. OBJECTIVE: The present study is carried out to scientifically validate the traditional claim and to study the mechanism of action of the drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, anti-urolithiatic effect of SK was evaluated in Sprague-Dawley rats using ethylene glycol through drinking water and intraperitoneal injection of sodium oxalate...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808020/kcne1-and-kcne3-modulate-kcnq1-channels-by-affecting-different-gating-transitions
#6
Rene Barro-Soria, Rosamary Ramentol, Sara I Liin, Marta E Perez, Robert S Kass, H Peter Larsson
KCNE β-subunits assemble with and modulate the properties of voltage-gated K(+) channels. In the heart, KCNE1 associates with the α-subunit KCNQ1 to generate the slowly activating, voltage-dependent potassium current (IKs) in the heart that controls the repolarization phase of cardiac action potentials. By contrast, in epithelial cells from the colon, stomach, and kidney, KCNE3 coassembles with KCNQ1 to form K(+) channels that are voltage-independent K(+) channels in the physiological voltage range and important for controlling water and salt secretion and absorption...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804461/the-effect-of-resistance-exercise-on-inflammatory-and-myogenic-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Emma L Watson, Joao L Viana, David Wimbury, Naomi Martin, Neil J Greening, Jonathan Barratt, Alice C Smith
Background: Muscle wasting is a common complication of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is clinically important given its strong association with morbidity and mortality in many other chronic conditions. Exercise provides physiological benefits for CKD patients, however the molecular response to exercise remains to be fully determined. We investigated the inflammatory and molecular response to resistance exercise before and after training in these patients. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized trial that investigated the effect of 8 week progressive resistance training on muscle mass and strength compared to non-exercising controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801787/reduction-of-68-ga-psma-renal-uptake-with-mannitol-infusion-preliminary-results
#8
Federica Matteucci, Emilio Mezzenga, Paola Caroli, Valentina Di Iorio, Anna Sarnelli, Monica Celli, Lorenzo Fantini, Andrea Moretti, Riccardo Galassi, Ugo De Giorgi, Giovanni Paganelli
PURPOSE: Urea-based prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ligands labelled with (68)Ga or (177)Lu are new tracers with great potential for theranostic approaches in prostate cancer. However, clinical studies have shown that the kidneys are one of the off-target organs along with the salivary and lacrimal glands. In the kidneys, PSMA is physiologically expressed in the apical epithelium of the proximal tubules, and mannitol acts as an osmotic diuretic in these tubules. We investigated the potential of mannitol to reduce renal uptake of (68)Ga-PSMA...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800244/exploiting-analysis-of-heterogeneity-to-increase-the-information-content-extracted-from-fluorescence-micrographs-of-transgenic-zebrafish-embryos
#9
Tongying Shun, Albert H Gough, Subramaniam Sanker, Neil A Hukriede, Andreas Vogt
Zebrafish embryos are a near-ideal animal model for drug discovery because of their high genetic and physiological similarity to mammals, small size, high fecundity, and optical transparency. The latter properties make zebrafish at larval stages especially suited for high-content analysis and high throughput screening (HTS). However, inherent biological complexity and the inability to screen multiple specimens in a single well present a challenge for HTS because limiting replicates and high variability often prevent assays from reaching the stringent performance criteria demanded of large-scale screening assays...
August 11, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791422/melatonin-mitochondria-and-hypertension
#10
REVIEW
Ovidiu C Baltatu, Fernanda G Amaral, Luciana A Campos, Jose Cipolla-Neto
Melatonin, due to its multiple means and mechanisms of action, plays a fundamental role in the regulation of the organismal physiology by fine tunning several functions. The cardiovascular system is an important site of action as melatonin regulates blood pressure both by central and peripheral interventions, in addition to its relation with the renin-angiotensin system. Besides, the systemic management of several processes, melatonin acts on mitochondria regulation to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system...
August 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790293/-critical-care-managements-after-lung-transplantation
#11
Masaki Anraku
Lung transplantation is a viable treatment option for patients with end-stage lung diseases such as interstitial pneumonia/pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, and so on. Collecting available clinical, physiological, serological, and surgical information of both donor and recipient is vital when planning relevant postoperative managements. The goal of the managements is to keep the transplanted lung (s) functional while preventing/treating infection, rejection, and ischemiareperfusion lung injury...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781372/uromodulin-from-physiology-to-rare-and-complex-kidney-disorders
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REVIEW
Olivier Devuyst, Eric Olinger, Luca Rampoldi
Uromodulin (also known as Tamm-Horsfall protein) is exclusively produced in the kidney and is the most abundant protein in normal urine. The function of uromodulin remains elusive, but the available data suggest that this protein might regulate salt transport, protect against urinary tract infection and kidney stones, and have roles in kidney injury and innate immunity. Interest in uromodulin was boosted by genetic studies that reported involvement of the UMOD gene, which encodes uromodulin, in a spectrum of rare and common kidney diseases...
August 7, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777889/strategies-of-gnrh-synthetic-analogues-determination-in-doping-control-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-metabolism-data-evaluation-of-lh-and-steroid-profile-parameters-fluctuations-as-suitable-biomarkers
#13
Irina Zvereva, Grigory Dudko, Marina Dikunets
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and its small peptide synthetic analogues included at Section S2 of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List as they stimulate pituitary LH and testicular testosterone (T) secretion. Both following approaches can be applied for determination of these peptides abuse: direct identification of intact compounds and their metabolites in athletes' biofluids along with evaluation of LH and T concentrations as mediate markers of drug intake. To develop an effective concept for GnRH and its analogues determination in anti-doping control in vitro and in vivo studies were conducted...
August 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775003/interference-with-gs%C3%AE-coupled-receptor-signaling-in-renin-producing-cells-leads-to-renal-endothelial-damage
#14
Peter Lachmann, Linda Hickmann, Anne Steglich, Moath Al-Mekhlafi, Michael Gerlach, Niels Jetschin, Steffen Jahn, Brigitte Hamann, Monika Wnuk, Kirsten Madsen, Valentin Djonov, Min Chen, Lee S Weinstein, Bernd Hohenstein, Christian P M Hugo, Vladimir T Todorov
Intracellular cAMP, the production of which is catalyzed by the α-subunit of the stimulatory G protein (Gsα), controls renin synthesis and release by juxtaglomerular (JG) cells of the kidney, but may also have relevance for the physiologic integrity of the kidney. To investigate this possibility, we generated mice with inducible knockout of Gsα in JG cells and monitored them for 6 months after induction at 6 weeks of age. The knockout mapped exclusively to the JG cells of the Gsα-deficient animals. Progressive albuminuria occurred in Gsα-deficient mice...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775000/bpi-fold-containing-family-a-member-2-parotid-secretory-protein-is-an-early-biomarker-of-aki
#15
Satya K Kota, Elizabeth Pernicone, David E Leaf, Isaac E Stillman, Sushrut S Waikar, Savithri Balasubramanian Kota
AKI is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and an important contributor to the development and progression of CKD. Molecular biomarkers that improve the detection and prognostication of AKI are therefore required. We assessed the utility as such of BPI fold-containing family A member 2 (BPIFA2), also known as parotid secretory protein, which we identified via a multiplex quantitative proteomics screen of acutely injured murine kidneys. In physiologic conditions, BPIFA2 is expressed specifically in the parotid glands and is abundant in salivary secretions...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774830/a-physiologically-based-toxicokinetic-model-for-inhaled-ethylene-and-ethylene-oxide-in-mouse-rat-and-human
#16
Johannes Georg Filser, Dominik Klein
The olefin ethylene (ET) is the largest volume organic chemical. Mammals metabolize ET to ethylene oxide (EO), another important industrial chemical. The epoxide alkylates hemoglobin (Hb) and DNA and has mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. In order to estimate the EO burden in mice, rats, and humans resulting from inhalation exposure to gaseous ET or EO, a physiological toxicokinetic model was developed. It consists of the compartments lung, richly perfused tissues, kidneys, muscle, fat, arterial blood, venous blood, and liver containing the sub-compartment endoplasmic reticulum...
July 31, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760335/microrna-21-regulates-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-a-molecular-mechanism-of-cardiac-pathology-in-cardiorenal-syndrome-type-4
#17
Sandra Chuppa, Mingyu Liang, Pengyuan Liu, Yong Liu, Marc C Casati, Allen W Cowley, Leah Patullo, Alison J Kriegel
Cardiovascular events are the leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), although the pathological mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we longitudinally characterized left ventricle pathology in a 5/6 nephrectomy rat model of CKD and identify novel molecular mediators. Next-generation sequencing of left ventricle mRNA and microRNA (miRNA) was performed at physiologically distinct points in disease progression, identifying alterations in genes in numerous immune, lipid metabolism, and inflammatory pathways, as well as several miRNAs...
July 28, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760221/approaching-to-dm2-through-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-does-it-make-sense
#18
Julián Segura
The kidney is involved in glucose homeostasis through three main mechanisms: renal gluconeogenesis, renal glucose consumption and glucose reabsorption in the proximal tubule. Glucose reabsorption is one of the most relevant physiological functions of the kidney, through which filtered glucose is fully recovered, urine is free of glucose, and calorie loss is prevented. Approximately 90% of the glucose is reabsorbed in the S1 segment of the proximal tubule, where GLUT2 and SGLT2 transporters are located, while the remaining 10% is reabsorbed in the S3 segment by SGLT1 and GLUT1 transporters...
November 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759222/a-permeability-limited-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-pbpk-model-for-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa-in-male-rats
#19
Weixiao Cheng, Carla Ng
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling is a powerful in silico tool that can be used to simulate the toxicokinetics and tissue distribution of xenobiotic substances, such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in organisms. However, most existing PBPK models have been based on the flow-limited assumption and largely rely on in vivo data for parameterization. In this study, we propose a permeability-limited PBPK model to estimate the toxicokinetics and tissue distribution of PFOA in male rats. Our model considers the cellular uptake and efflux of PFOA via both passive diffusion and transport facilitated by various membrane transporters, association with serum albumin in circulatory and extracellular spaces, and association with intracellular proteins in liver and kidney...
July 31, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759006/re-expression-of-sall1-in-podocytes-protects-against-adriamycin-induced-nephrosis
#20
Yoshiko Hosoe-Nagai, Teruo Hidaka, Ayano Sonoda, Yu Sasaki, Kanae Yamamoto-Nonaka, Takuto Seki, Rin Asao, Eriko Tanaka, Juan Alejandro Oliva Trejo, Fumiko Kodama, Miyuki Takagi, Nobuhiro Tada, Takashi Ueno, Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Yasuhiko Tomino, Katsuhiko Asanuma
The highly conserved spalt (sal) gene family members encode proteins characterized by multiple double zinc finger motifs of the C2H2 type. Humans and mice each have four known Sal-like genes (SALL1-4 in humans and Sall1-4 in mice). Sall1 is known to have a crucial role in kidney development. To explore the significance of Sall1 in differentiated podocytes, we investigated podocyte-specific Sall1-deficient mice (Sall1 KO(p)°(d)°(/p)°(d)°) using a podocin-Cre/loxP system and siRNA Sall1 knockdown (Sall1 KD) podocytes...
July 31, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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