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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352520/ipragliflozin-improves-mitochondrial-abnormalities-in-renal-tubules-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
#1
Susumu Takagi, Jinpeng Li, Yuta Takagaki, Munehiro Kitada, Kyoko Nitta, Toshiyuki Takasu, Keizo Kanasaki, Daisuke Koya
OBJECTIVE: Complete mechanisms of reno-protective effects of SGLT2 inhibitors have not been elucidated yet. Mitochondrial biogenesis is regulated by membrane GTPases, such as Opa1 and Mfn2. Here, we investigated whether SGLT2 inhibition in mice fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) improved mitochondrial morphology and restored mitochondrial biogenesis-related molecules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were fed in control diet or HFD with or without ipragliflozin treatment...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352176/renal-scattered-tubular-like-cells-confer-protective-effects-in-the-stenotic-murine-kidney-mediated-by-release-of-extracellular-vesicles
#2
Xiangyu Zou, Soon Hyo Kwon, Kai Jiang, Christopher M Ferguson, Amrutesh S Puranik, Xiangyang Zhu, Lilach O Lerman
To test the hypothesis that intrinsic renal scattered tubular cells (STC-like cells) contribute to repairing injured tubular epithelial cells (TEC) by releasing extracellular vesicle (EV). EV released from primary cultured pig STC-like cells were confirmed by electron microscopy. Antimycin-A (AMA)-induced injured proximal TEC (PK1 cells) were co-cultured with STC-like cells, STC-like cells-derived EV, or EV-free conditioned-medium for 3 days. Cellular injury, oxidative stress and mitochondrial function were assessed...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352071/worsening-renal-function-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-aggressive-diuresis-is-not-associated-with-tubular-injury
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Tariq Ahmad, Keyanna Jackson, Veena S Rao, W H Wilson Tang, Meredith A Brisco-Bacik, Horng H Chen, G Michael Felker, Adrian F Hernandez, Christopher M O'Connor, Venkata S Sabbisetti, Joseph V Bonventre, F Perry Wilson, Steven G Coca, Jeffrey M Testani
Background -Worsening renal function (WRF) in the setting of aggressive diuresis for acute heart failure (AHF) treatment may reflect renal tubular injury or simply indicate a hemodynamic or functional change in glomerular filtration. Well-validated tubular injury biomarkers-NAG, NGAL, and KIM-1- are now available that can quantify the degree of renal tubularinjury. The ROSE-AHF trial provides an experimental platform for the study of mechanisms of WRF during aggressive diuresis for AHF, as the ROSE-AHF protocol dictated high dose loop diuretic therapy in all patients...
January 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351870/de-novo-generation-in-an-in-vivo-rat-model-and-biomechanical-characterization-of-autologous-transplants-for-ligament-and-tendon-reconstruction
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Marc Soubeyrand, Elisabeth Laemmel, Nathalie Maurel, Amadou Diop, Thierry Lazure, Jacques Duranteau, Eric Vicaut
BACKGROUND: Surgical reconstruction of ligaments and tendons is frequently required in clinical practice. The commonly used autografts, allografts, or synthetic transplants present limitations in terms of availability, biocompatibility, cost, and mechanical properties that tissue bioengineering aims to overcome. It classically combines an exogenous extracellular matrix with cells, but this approach remains complex and expensive. Using a rat model, we tested a new bioengineering strategy for the in vivo and de novo generation of autologous grafts without the addition of extracellular matrix or cells, and analyzed their biomechanical and structural properties...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351404/type-2-diabetes-impairs-the-ability-of-skeletal-muscle-pericytes-to-augment-postischemic-neovascularization-in-db-db-mice
#5
Katherine L Hayes, Louis M Messina, Lawrence M Schwartz, Jinglian Yan, Amy S Burnside, Sarah Witkowski
Peripheral artery disease is an atherosclerotic occlusive disease that causes limb ischemia and has few effective non-interventional treatments. Stem cell therapy is promising, but concomitant diabetes may limit its effectiveness. We evaluated the therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle pericytes to augment postischemic neovascularization in wild type and type 2 diabetic (T2DM) mice. Wild type C57BL/6J and leptin receptor spontaneous mutation db/db T2DM mice underwent unilateral femoral artery excision to induce limb ischemia...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350229/aggregate-evolution-in-aqueous-solutions-of-a-gemini-surfactant-derived-from-dehydroabietic-acid
#6
Lin Feng, Danhua Xie, Binglei Song, Jiayu Zhang, Xiaomei Pei, Zhenggang Cui
Innovations in surfactant structure are a feasible way to probe molecular self-assembly principles. Herein, the solution behaviour of a newly synthesized Gemini surfactant derived from dehydroabietic acid, abbreviated R-(EO)-E-R, was investigated using surface tension, fluorescence, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), rheology, freeze-fracture transmission electron microscopy (FF-TEM) and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) methods. R-(EO)-E-R has two large, rigid hydrophobic groups. At low concentrations, R-(EO)-E-R forms micelles with an aggregation number of approximately 10, which is smaller than those of Gemini surfactants containing flexible alkyl tails...
January 19, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350173/membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-and-interstitial-nephritis-in-the-setting-of-epstein-barr-virus-related-hemophagocytic-syndrome%C3%A2
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Iolanda Godinho, Estela Nogueira, Sofia Jorge, António Teixeira Alves, António Gomes da Costa
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a rare, aggressive disorder characterized by dysregulation of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, which culminates in tissue infiltration with hemophagocytosis and ultimately organ failure. Renal involvement frequently ensues and usually results in acute tubular necrosis with associated interstitial inflammation. Less frequently, glomerulopathy can also be found. CASE: We report a case of a 24-year-old Caucasian woman with previous asymptomatic hematuria, mild proteinuria, and normal renal function who presented to us with fever...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349904/lysosome-remodelling-and-adaptation-during-phagocyte-activation
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REVIEW
Victoria E B Hipolito, Erika Ospina-Escobar, Roberto J Botelho
Lysosomes are acidic and hydrolytic organelles responsible for receiving and digesting cargo acquired during endocytosis, phagocytosis, and autophagy. For macrophages and dendritic cells, the lysosome is kingpin, playing a direct role in microbe killing and antigen processing for presentation. Strikingly, the historic view that lysosomes are homogeneous and static organelles is being replaced with a more elegant paradigm, in which lysosomes are heterogeneous, dynamic and respond to cellular needs. For example, lysosomes are signaling platforms that integrate stress detection and molecular decision hubs like mTORC1 and AMPK to modulate cellular activity...
January 19, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349627/modeling-and-simulation-of-enzymatic-gluconic-acid-production-using-immobilized-enzyme-and-cstr-pftr-circulation-reaction-system
#9
Can Li, Jianqun Lin, Ling Gao, Huibin Lin, Jianqiang Lin
OBJECTIVES: Production of gluconic acid by using immobilized enzyme and continuous stirred tank reactor-plug flow tubular reactor (CSTR-PFTR) circulation reaction system. RESULTS: A production system is constructed for gluconic acid production, which consists of a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) for pH control and liquid storage and a plug flow tubular reactor (PFTR) filled with immobilized glucose oxidase (GOD) for gluconic acid production. Mathematical model is developed for this production system and simulation is made for the enzymatic reaction process...
January 18, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348725/protective-effect-of-ginsenoside-rb1-against-tacrolimus-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-proximal-tubular-llc-pk1-cells
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Dahae Lee, Dong-Soo Lee, Kiwon Jung, Gwi Seo Hwang, Hye Lim Lee, Noriko Yamabe, Hae-Jeong Lee, Dae-Woon Eom, Ki Hyun Kim, Ki Sung Kang
Background: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential protective effects of six ginsenosides (Rb1, Rb2, Rc, Rd, Rg1, and Rg3) isolated from Panax ginseng against tacrolimus (FK506)-induced apoptosis in renal proximal tubular LLC-PK1 cells. Methods: LLC-PK1 cells were treated with FK506 and ginsenosides, and cell viability was measured. Protein expressions of mitogen-activated protein kinases, caspase-3, and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) were evaluated by Western blotting analyses...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348484/activation-of-ca2-sensing-receptor-as-a-protective-pathway-to-reduce-cadmium-induced-cytotoxicity-in-renal-proximal-tubular-cells
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Jie Gu, Shuya Dai, Yanmin Liu, Haitao Liu, Yao Zhang, Xingqi Ji, Feng Yu, Yang Zhou, Liang Chen, William Ka Fai Tse, Chris Kong Chu Wong, Binghai Chen, Haifeng Shi
Cadmium (Cd), as an extremely toxic metal could accumulate in kidney and induce renal injury. Previous studies have proved that Cd impact on renal cell proliferation, autophagy and apoptosis, but the detoxification drugs and the functional mechanism are still in study. In this study, we used mouse renal tubular epithelial cells (mRTECs) to clarify Cd-induced toxicity and signaling pathways. Moreover, we proposed to elucidate the prevent effect of activation of Ca2+ sensing receptor (CaSR) by Calcimimetic (R-467) on Cd-induced cytotoxicity and underlying mechanisms...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348412/influence-of-autophagy-on-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-murine-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-sepsis-model
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Satoshi Sunahara, Eizo Watanabe, Masahiko Hatano, Paul E Swanson, Takehiko Oami, Lisa Fujimura, Youichi Teratake, Takashi Shimazui, Chiwei Lee, Shigeto Oda
The role of autophagy in the maintenance of renal homeostasis during sepsis is not well understood. We therefore aimed to determine the influence of autophagy on kidney during sepsis using a murine sepsis model, i.e. cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). In CLP treated animals, the number of autolysosomes observed by electron microscopy increased over time. The number of autophagosomes in CLP animals decreased relative sham operated controls at 24 hrs after CLP, indicating that autophagy flux is already diminishing by that time...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347165/interaction-between-a-tubular-beam-of-charged-particles-and-a-dispersive-metamaterial-of-cylindrical-configuration
#13
Yu O Averkov, Yu V Prokopenko, V M Yakovenko
The interaction between a tubular beam of charged particles and a dispersive metamaterial of cylindrical configuration has been investigated theoretically. This metamaterial may have negative permittivity and negative permeability simultaneously over a certain frequency range where it behaves like a left-handed metamaterial. The dispersion equation for the eigenmodes spectra of a metamaterial and the coupled modes spectra of the system have been derived and numerically analyzed. It has been found that the absolute beam instability of bulk-surface waves occurs because of peculiarities of the eigenmodes spectra of a left-handed metamaterial...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346863/nucleation-of-twisted-and-tubular-states-in-chiral-ribbons
#14
Ralf Blossey
Bilayers of chiral molecules can self-assemble into twisted and tubular structures, as was recently shown with chiral molecular constituents such as ssDNA-amphiphiles. I show that the dynamics of the transition between these topologies is driven by a nucleation mechanism that bears a striking formal similarity to that encountered in first-order wetting and dewetting transitions. Exploiting this analogy enables the critical nuclei of the transition to be calculated.
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346631/anticardiolipin-antibodies-and-12-month-graft-function-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-prognosis-cohort-survey
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Marion Gauthier, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Esther Guéry, Dominique Desvaux, Sophie Hue, Guillaume Canaud, Thomas Stehle, Philippe Lang, Tomek Kofman, Philippe Grimbert, Marie Matignon
Background: In kidney transplant recipients, anticardiolipin (ACL) antibodies without antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are found in up to 38% of patients and could be associated with thrombotic events (TEs). However, the prognostic role of ACL regarding kidney transplant and patients outcomes have still not been well defined. Methods: We conducted an observational, monocentric, retrospective cohort study including 446 kidney transplant recipients and standardized follow-up: 36-month allograft and patient survival, 12-month estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and 3- and 12-month screening biopsies...
January 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346132/enzymatic-sources-and-physio-pathological-functions-of-soluble-pro-renin-receptor
#16
Qing Zhu, Tianxin Yang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: (Pro)renin receptor (PRR) belongs to type I transmembrane receptor family and binds both prorenin and renin, representing a potential regulator of the activity of the renin-angiotensin system. Soluble form of PRR (sPRR) is generated by intracellular protease-mediated cleavage of full-length PRR. The purpose of this review is to highlight recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of action and production of sPRR. RECENT FINDINGS: It has recently been demonstrated that site-1-protease (S1P) plays a dominant role in the generation of sPRR...
January 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345104/a-self-growing-strategy-for-large-scale-crystal-assembly-tubes
#17
Huizeng Li, Mingzhu Li, Qiang Yang, Xiaoli Sun, Bo Guan, Yanlin Song
Assembled tubular materials have attracted widespread attention due to their potential applications in catalysis, bionics, and optic-electronics. Many versatile methods, including template-assistance and self-assembly, have been developed for tubular materials fabrication. Here we demonstrate a self-growing strategy to prepare large-scale crystal assembly tubes. Addition of the template and the need for the sophisticated equipment are avoided with this method. The sidewall of the tubes composes of a layer of polyhedral crystals that are connected together through grain coalescence...
January 18, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344650/adrenomedullin-serves-a-role-in-the-humoral-pathway-of-delayed-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-via-a-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-associated-mechanism
#18
Wenpei Dong, Ping Yu, Tielong Zhang, Chenzhuang Zhu, Jun Qi, Junhao Liang
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a minimally invasive method that provides protection by reducing injury to the heart, kidneys, brain and other tissues or organs. RIPC may improve the outcome in patients undergoing surgery. Although the role of RIPC has been studied, the results remain controversial. It is difficult to confirm whether RIPC has a kidney protective effect and the understanding of the preconditioning signal pathway involved remains unclear. In the present study, the effect of RIPC in urology was evaluated...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344509/review-of-the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-normal-anion-gap-metabolic-acidosis
#19
REVIEW
Kenrick Berend
Background: Normal anion gap metabolic acidosis is a common but often misdiagnosed clinical condition associated with diarrhea and renal tubular acidosis (RTA). Early identification of RTA remains challenging for inexperienced physicians, and diagnosis and treatment are often delayed. Summary: The presence of RTA should be considered in any patient with a high chloride level when the CL-/Na+ ratio is above 0.79, if the patient does not have diarrhea. In patients with significant hyperkalemia one should evaluate for RTA type 4, especially in diabetic patients, with a relatively conserved renal function...
December 2017: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344504/new-findings-on-the-pathogenesis-of-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis
#20
REVIEW
Francesco Trepiccione, Federica Prosperi, Luigi Regenburgh de la Motte, Christian A Hübner, Regine Chambrey, Dominique Eladari, Giovambattista Capasso
Background: Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by an impairment of the urinary acidification process in the distal nephron. Complete or incomplete metabolic acidosis coupled with inappropriately alkaline urine are the hallmarks of this condition. Genetic forms of dRTA are caused by loss of function mutations of either SLC4A1, encoding the AE1 anion exchanger, or ATP6V1B1 and ATP6V0A4, encoding for the B1 and a4 subunits of the vH+ATPase, respectively. These genes are crucial for the function of A-type intercalated cells (A-IC) of the distal nephron...
December 2017: Kidney Diseases
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