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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767557/polycystin-1-dysfunction-impairs-electrolyte-and-water-handling-in-a-renal-pre-cystic-mouse-model-for-adpkd
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Eric H J Verschuren, Sami G Mohammed, Wouter N Leonhard, Caro Overmars-Bos, Kimberly A M Veraar, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels, Dorien J M Peters, Francisco J Arjona
The PKD1 gene encodes polycystin-1 (PC1), a mechanosensor triggering intracellular responses upon urinary flow sensing in kidney tubular cells. Mutations in PKD1 lead to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The involvement of PC1 in renal electrolyte handling remains unknown since renal electrolyte physiology in ADPKD patients has only been characterized in cystic ADPKD. We thus studied the renal electrolyte handling in inducible kidney-specific Pkd1 knockout (iKsp-Pkd1-/-) mice manifesting a pre-cystic phenotype...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759053/histopathologic-and-immunohistochemistry-findings-in-feline-renal-cell-carcinoma
#2
Isao Matsumoto, James K Chambers, Kazumi Nibe, Ryohei Kinoshita, Ryohei Nishimura, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuyuki Uchida
The biological behavior and immunohistochemical features of feline renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have not been well characterized. In the present study, immunohistochemical examinations were performed in 12 feline cases of RCC. The RCC consisted of solid ( n = 2), solid-tubular ( n = 2), tubular ( n = 3), papillary ( n = 2), tubulopapillary ( n = 2), and sarcomatoid ( n = 1) type lesions. Of the cases with RCC, 1 developed metastatic disease and 6 cases had no evidence of recurrence at 80 to 2292 days after surgery...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745818/novel-insights-into-renal-mineralization-and-stone-formation-through-advanced-imaging-modalities
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Scott V Wiener, Ling Chen, Alex R Shimotake, Misun Kang, Marshall L Stoller, Sunita P Ho
Purpose/Aim: The most common kidney stone composed of calcium oxalate forms on interstitial calcium phosphate mineral known as a Randall's plaque (RP). Due to limited information about events leading to the initial deposition of nanometer size interstitial calcium phosphate pre-clusters, there continues to be a debate on the initial site of calcium phosphate deposition and factors leading to stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High-resolution X-ray micro-computed tomography (CT), and light and electron microscopy techniques were used to characterize human renal pyramids and five representative kidney stones with identifiable stems...
December 2018: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737520/na-restriction-activates-enac-in-rat-kidney-through-two-mechanisms-and-decreases-distal-na-delivery
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Gustavo Frindt, Lei Yang, Krister Bamberg, Lawrence G Palmer
KEY POINTS: Dietary Na restriction, through the mineralocorticoid aldosterone, acts on epithelial Na channels (ENaC) through both fast (24 hrs) and slow (5 to 7 days) mechanisms in the kidney. The fast effect entails increased proteolytic processing and trafficking of channel protein to the apical membrane. It is rapidly reversible by the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist eplerenone and is largely lost when tubules are studied ex vivo. The slow effect does not require increased processing or surface expression, is refractory to acute eplerenone treatment, and is preserved ex vivo...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724319/-clinicopathological-features-and-treatment-of-renal-impair-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#5
Jing Wang, Li Meng Chen
Primary Sjögren syndrome,characterized by autoimmune epithelitis,is a prevalent systemic autoimmune disease involving multiple organs,among which kidney is a major target organ.Tubulointerstitial lesion is the most frequent form,involving proximal tubule,distal tubule,or collecting duct.The disease has an occult onset and may progressively develop into renal function impairment and end-stage renal disease,which can be accompanied with low-molecular-weight proteinuria,renal tubule acidosis and electrolyte disturbance...
April 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720668/central-role-of-the-proximal-tubular-%C3%AE-klotho-fgf-receptor-complex-in-fgf23-regulated-phosphate-and-vitamin-d-metabolism
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Ai Takeshita, Kazuki Kawakami, Kenryo Furushima, Masayasu Miyajima, Kazushige Sakaguchi
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) plays critical roles in phosphate handling and vitamin D metabolism in the kidney. However, the effector cells of FGF23 in the kidney remain unclear. αKlotho, a putative enzyme possessing β-glucuronidase activity and also a permissive co-receptor for FGF23 to bind to FGF receptors (FGFRs), is expressed most abundantly in distal convoluted tubules, whereas it is expressed modestly in proximal tubules. Key molecular players of phosphate homeostasis and vitamin D-metabolizing enzymes are known to localize in proximal tubules...
May 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686978/novel-aspects-of-renal-magnesium-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Paula Giménez-Mascarell, Carlotta Else Schirrmacher, Luis Alfonso Martínez-Cruz, Dominik Müller
Magnesium (Mg2+ ) is indispensable for several vital functions, such as neurotransmission, cardiac conductance, blood glucose, blood pressure regulation, and proper function of more than 300 enzymes. Thus, Mg2+ homeostasis is subject to tight regulation. Besides the fast and immediate regulation of plasma Mg2+ , a major part of Mg2+ homeostasis is realized by a concerted action of epithelial molecular structures that tightly control intestinal uptake and renal absorption. This mechanism is provided by a combination of para- and transcellular pathways...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667910/role-of-wnk4-and-kidney-specific-wnk1-in-mediating-the-effect-of-high-dietary-k-intake-on-romk-channel-in-the-distal-convoluted-tubule
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Peng Wu, Zhong-Xiuzi Gao, Xiao-Tong Su, David H Ellison, Juliette Hadchouel, Jacques Teulon, Wen-Hui Wang
With-no-lysine kinase 4 (WNK4) and kidney-Specific (KS)-WNK1 regulate ROMK (Kir1.1) channels in a variety of cell models. We now explore the role of WNK4 and KS-WNK1 in regulating ROMK in the native distal convoluted tubule (DCT)/connecting tubule (CNT) by measuring TPNQ (ROMK inhibitor)-sensitive K+ currents with whole-cell recording. TPNQ-sensitive K+ currents in DCT2/CNT of KS-WNK1-/- and WNK4-/- mice were significantly smaller than that of WT mice. In contrast, the basolateral K+ channels (a Kir4.1/5.1 heterotetramer) in the DCT were not inhibited...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627966/spatiotemporal-heterogeneity-and-patterning-of-developing-renal-blood-vessels
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Edward Daniel, D Berfin Azizoglu, Anne R Ryan, Tezin A Walji, Christopher P Chaney, Gabrielle I Sutton, Thomas J Carroll, Denise K Marciano, Ondine Cleaver
The kidney vasculature facilitates the excretion of wastes, the dissemination of hormones, and the regulation of blood chemistry. To carry out these diverse functions, the vasculature is regionalized within the kidney and along the nephron. However, when and how endothelial regionalization occurs remains unknown. Here, we examine the developing kidney vasculature to assess its 3-dimensional structure and transcriptional heterogeneity. First, we observe that endothelial cells (ECs) grow coordinately with the kidney bud as early as E10...
April 7, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621145/zebrafish-as-a-model-system-for-investigating-the-compensatory-regulation-of-ionic-balance-during-metabolic-acidosis
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REVIEW
Lletta Lewis, Raymond W M Kwong
Zebrafish ( Danio rerio ) have become an important model for integrative physiological research. Zebrafish inhabit a hypo-osmotic environment; to maintain ionic and acid-base homeostasis, they must actively take up ions and secrete acid to the water. The gills in the adult and the skin at larval stage are the primary sites of ionic regulation in zebrafish. The uptake of ions in zebrafish is mediated by specific ion transporting cells termed ionocytes. Similarly, in mammals, ion reabsorption and acid excretion occur in specific cell types in the terminal region of the renal tubules (distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct)...
April 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618297/influence-of-a-single-point-mutation-in-the-constant-domain-of-the-bence-jones-protein-bif-on-its-aggregation-properties
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M A Timchenko, A A Timchenko
Multiple myeloma nephropathy occurs due to the aggregate formation by monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains (Bence-Jones proteins) in kidneys of patients with multiple myeloma. The mechanism of amyloid deposit formation is still unclear. Earlier, the key role in the fibril formation has been assigned to the variable domains that acquired amyloidogenic properties as a result of somatic mutations. However, fibril formation by the Bence-Jones protein BIF was found to be the function of its constant domain. The substitution of Ser177 by Asn in the constant domain of the BIF protein is most likely an inherited than a somatic mutation...
February 2018: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608890/ischemic-acute-kidney-injury-and-klotho-in-renal-transplantation
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Panah, Amir Ghorbanihaghjo, Hassan Argani, Maryam Asadi Zarmehri, Saeed Nazari Soltan Ahmad
Post-transplant ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI), secondary to ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI), is a major problem influencing on the short and long term graft and patient survival. Many molecular and cellular modifications are observed during IRI, for example, tissue damage result production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), cytokines, chemokines, and leukocytes recruitment which are activated by NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa B) signaling pathway. Therefore, inhibiting these processes can significantly protect renal parenchyma from tissue damage...
March 30, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608553/effect-of-salt-intervention-on-serum-levels-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23-in-chinese-adults-an-intervention-study
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Jia-Wen Hu, Yang Wang, Chao Chu, Jian-Jun Mu
BACKGROUND Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a prominent regulator of phosphate and calcium metabolism, regulates sodium excretion in distal tubules through sodium-chloride cotransporter. This effect regulates blood pressure. Salt intake exerts effects on serum levels of FGF23 in mice. The aim of this study was to explore whether salt intervention affects serum concentrations of FGF23 in Chinese adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 44 participants from Lantian, a rural community of Shaanxi, China. All participants were maintained on a three-day normal diet, which was sequentially followed by a seven-day low-Na+ diet and seven-day high-Na+ diet...
April 2, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606134/tgr5-expression-in-normal-kidney-and-renal-neoplasms
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Chaohui Lisa Zhao, Ali Amin, Yiang Hui, Dongfang Yang, Weibiao Cao
BACKGROUND: The G protein-coupled bile acid receptor (TGR5) is a cell surface receptor which induces the production of intracellular cAMP and promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition in gastric cancer cell lines. TGR5 is found in a wide variety of tissues including the kidney. However, the patterns of TGR5 expression have not been well characterized in physiologic kidney or renal neoplasms. We explore the expression of TGR5 in benign renal tissue and renal neoplasms and assess its utility as a diagnostic marker...
April 2, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603402/expression-of-crym-in-different-rat-organs-during-development-and-its-decreased-expression-in-degenerating-pyramidal-tracts-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Reiji Hommyo, Satoshi O Suzuki, Nona Abolhassani, Hideomi Hamasaki, Masahiro Shijo, Norihisa Maeda, Hiroyuki Honda, Yusaku Nakabeppu, Toru Iwaki
The protein μ-crystallin (CRYM) is a novel component of the marsupial lens that has two functions: it is a key regulator of thyroid hormone transportation and a reductase of sulfur-containing cyclic ketimines. In this study, we examined changes of the expression pattern of CRYM in different rat organs during development using immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting. As CRYM is reportedly expressed in the corticospinal tract, we also investigated CRYM expression in human cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using immunohistochemistry...
March 30, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592526/combination-exposure-of-melamine-and-cyanuric-acid-is-associated-with-polyuria-and-activation-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-rats
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Feifei Wang, Qiaojuan Liu, Lizi Jin, Shan Hu, Renfei Luo, Mengke Han, Yonggong Zhai, Weidong Wang, Chunling Li
The molecular mechanism of melamine-induced renal toxicity have not been fully understood. The purpose of the study aimed to investigate whether melamine and cyanuric acid induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation in the kidney, which may contribute to abnormal water and sodium handling in a rat model. Wistar rats were received melamine (Mel, 200 mg/kg BW/day), cyanuric acid (CA, 200 mg/kg BW/day), or Mel plus CA (Mel+CA, 100 mg/kg BW/day, each) for two weeks. Mel+CA caused damaged tubular epithelial structure and organelles, dilated tubular lumen, and inflammatory responses...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561186/transcription-factor-hnf1%C3%AE-regulates-expression-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-the-thick-ascending-limb-of-the-kidney
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Andreas Kompatscher, J H F de Baaij, Karam Aboudehen, Shayan Farahani, Lex H J Van Son, Susanne Milatz, Nina Himmerkus, Gert Jan C Veenstra, René J M Bindels, Joost G J Hoenderop
Mutations in HNF1β cause autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD-HNF1β), and patients tend to develop renal cysts, maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY), and suffer from electrolyte disturbances, including hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia and hypocalciuria. Previous HNF1β research focused on the renal distal convoluted tubule (DCT) to elucidate the ADTKD-HNF1β electrolyte phenotype, although 70% of Mg2+ is reabsorbed in the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (TAL). An important regulator of Mg2+ reabsorption in the TAL is the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR)...
March 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560300/pathologic-remodeling-of-endoneurial-tubules-in-human-neuromas
#18
Michael Karsy, Cheryl A Palmer, Mark A Mahan
BACKGROUND: Laminins are extracellular matrix proteins that participate in endoneurial tubule formation and are important in the regeneration of nerves after injury. They act as scaffolds to guide nerves to distal targets and play a key role in neurite outgrowth. Because there is evidence that laminin architecture affects nerve regeneration, we evaluated endoneurial tubules by examining the laminin structure in clinical samples from patients with nerve injuries. METHODS: In a retrospective review of eight nerve injury cases, we evaluated nerve histology in relation to clinical history and injury type...
January 18, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553832/deficient-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-4-function-contributes-to-compromised-ca-2-i-homeostasis-in-human-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-cells
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Viktor Tomilin, Gail A Reif, Oleg Zaika, Darren P Wallace, Oleh Pochynyuk
Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a devastating disorder that is characterized by a progressive decline in renal function as a result of the development of fluid-filled cysts. Defective flow-mediated [Ca2+ ]i responses and disrupted [Ca2+ ]i homeostasis have been repeatedly associated with cyst progression in ADPKD. We have previously demonstrated that the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 4 (TRPV4) channel is imperative for flow-mediated [Ca2+ ]i responses in murine distal renal tubule cells...
March 19, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550485/leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-is-a-potential-urinary-biomarker-for-renal-tubular-injury
#20
Hyun Lee, Minoru Fujimoto, Tomoharu Ohkawara, Hiromi Honda, Satoshi Serada, Yoshio Terada, Tetsuji Naka
Recent evidence suggests that renal tubular injury plays a key role in deterioration of renal function in both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI). Since commonly used biochemical indicators such as GFR, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine clearance are inappropriate for detecting alteration in renal tubules, biomarkers reflecting renal tubular injury have been extensively explored. Our research group identified leucine rich α-2 glycoprotein (LRG) as a novel serum biomarker for various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease...
April 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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