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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345102/the-mycobiota-of-the-sand-fly-phlebotomus-perniciosus-involvement-of-yeast-symbionts-in-uric-acid-metabolism
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Elena Martin, Ilaria Varotto Boccazzi, Leone De Marco, Gioia Bongiorno, Matteo Montagna, Luciano Sacchi, Priscilla Mensah, Irene Ricci, Luigi Gradoni, Claudio Bandi, Sara Epis
The knowledge of the fungal mycobiota of arthropods, including the vectors of human and animal diseases, is still limited. Here, we investigated the mycobiota associated with the sand fly Phlebotomus perniciosus, the main vector of leishmaniasis in the western Mediterranean area, by a culture-dependent approach (microbiological analyses and sequencing of the 26S rRNA gene), internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rRNA amplicon-based next-generation sequencing, fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), and genome sequencing of the dominant yeast species...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323279/structural-basis-of-trpv5-channel-inhibition-by-econazole-revealed-by-cryo-em
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Taylor E T Hughes, David T Lodowski, Kevin W Huynh, Aysenur Yazici, John Del Rosario, Abhijeet Kapoor, Sandip Basak, Amrita Samanta, Xu Han, Sudha Chakrapani, Z Hong Zhou, Marta Filizola, Tibor Rohacs, Seungil Han, Vera Y Moiseenkova-Bell
The transient receptor potential vanilloid 5 (TRPV5) channel is a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) channel family, which is highly selective for Ca2+, that is present primarily at the apical membrane of distal tubule epithelial cells in the kidney and plays a key role in Ca2+ reabsorption. Here we present the structure of the full-length rabbit TRPV5 channel as determined using cryo-EM in complex with its inhibitor econazole. This structure reveals that econazole resides in a hydrophobic pocket analogous to that occupied by phosphatidylinositides and vanilloids in TRPV1, thus suggesting conserved mechanisms for ligand recognition and lipid binding among TRPV channels...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323234/caveolin-1-promotes-renal-water-and-salt-reabsorption
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Yan Willière, Aljona Borschewski, Andreas Patzak, Tatiana Nikitina, Carsten Dittmayer, Anna L Daigeler, Markus Schuelke, Sebastian Bachmann, Kerim Mutig
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is essential for the formation of caveolae. Little is known about their functional role in the kidney. We tested the hypothesis that caveolae modulate renal salt and water reabsorption. Wild-type (WT) and Cav1-deficient (Cav1-/-) mice were studied. Cav1 expression and caveolae formation were present in vascular cells, late distal convoluted tubule and principal connecting tubule and collecting duct cells of WT but not Cav1-/- kidneys. Urinary sodium excretion was increased by 94% and urine flow by 126% in Cav1-/- mice (p < 0...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315711/histological-histochemical-and-ultrastructural-investigation-of-the-male-copulatory-apparatus-of-haminoea-navicula-gastropoda-cephalaspidea
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Alexandre Lobo-da-Cunha, Ângela Alves, Elsa Oliveira, Manuel António E Malaquias
Due to its biological and systematic importance, the morphology and function of the male copulatory apparatus of Haminoea navicula, a Cephalaspidea gastropod mollusk, was investigated by light and electron microscopy. These systems are poorly understood in haminoids, but are often used in the taxonomy of the genus. In H. navicula, the male copulatory apparatus comprises the penis within a penial sheath, a seminal duct and the prostate with two lobes. The penis is a muscular structure with a tip covered by spikes formed by muscular cells...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310825/potassium-intake-modulates-the-thiazide-sensitive-sodium-chloride-cotransporter-ncc-activity-via-the-kir4-1-potassium-channel
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Ming-Xiao Wang, Catherina A Cuevas, Xiao-Tong Su, Peng Wu, Zhong-Xiuzi Gao, Dao-Hong Lin, James A McCormick, Chao-Ling Yang, Wen-Hui Wang, David H Ellison
Kir4.1 in the distal convoluted tubule plays a key role in sensing plasma potassium and in modulating the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC). Here we tested whether dietary potassium intake modulates Kir4.1 and whether this is essential for mediating the effect of potassium diet on NCC. High potassium intake inhibited the basolateral 40 pS potassium channel (a Kir4.1/5.1 heterotetramer) in the distal convoluted tubule, decreased basolateral potassium conductance, and depolarized the distal convoluted tubule membrane in Kcnj10flox/flox mice, herein referred to as control mice...
January 6, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310647/have-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-ameliorated-the-vascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-in-large-scale-trials-the-potential-confounding-effect-of-stem-cell-chemokines
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REVIEW
Milton Packer
Drugs that inhibit dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) are conventionally regarded as incretin-based agents that signal through the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor. However, inhibition of DPP-4 also potentiates the stem cell chemokine, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), which can promote inflammation, proliferative responses and neovascularization. In large-scale cardiovascular outcome trials, enhanced GLP-1 signaling has reduced the risk of atherosclerotic ischemic events, potentially because GLP-1 retards the growth and increases the stability of atherosclerotic plaques...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303644/expression-of-glutamate-transporters-in-mouse-liver-kidney-and-intestine
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Qiu Xiang Hu, Sigrid Ottestad-Hansen, Silvia Holmseth, Bjørnar Hassel, Niels Christian Danbolt, Yun Zhou
Glutamate transport activities have been identified not only in the brain, but also in the liver, kidney, and intestine. Although glutamate transporter distributions in the central nervous system are fairly well known, there are still uncertainties with respect to the distribution of these transporters in peripheral organs. Quantitative information is mostly lacking, and few of the studies have included genetically modified animals as specificity controls. The present study provides validated qualitative and semi-quantitative data on the excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT)1-3 subtypes in the mouse liver, kidney, and intestine...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285423/renal-intercalated-cells-and-blood-pressure-regulation
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REVIEW
Susan M Wall
Type B and non-A, non-B intercalated cells are found within the connecting tubule and the cortical collecting duct. Of these cell types, type B intercalated cells are known to mediate Cl- absorption and HCO3- secretion largely through pendrin-dependent Cl-/HCO3- exchange. This exchange is stimulated by angiotensin II administration and is also stimulated in models of metabolic alkalosis, for instance after aldosterone or NaHCO3 administration. In some rodent models, pendrin-mediated HCO3- secretion modulates acid-base balance...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283974/the-role-of-distal-tubule-and-collecting-duct-sodium-reabsorption-in-sunitinib-induced-hypertension
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Jeannine Witte, Josephine Lampe, Anna Koenen, Ines Urbaneck, Antje Steinbach, Rainer Rettig, Olaf Grisk
OBJECTIVE: Antiangiogenic receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (RTKI) induce arterial hypertension which may limit their use. Renal fractional sodium excretion (FENa) is reduced in early RTKI-induced hypertension, whereas fractional lithium excretion is unaltered. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that activated distal tubule and collecting duct sodium reabsorption contributes to RTKI-induced hypertension. METHODS: Amiloride-sensitive and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)-sensitive fractional sodium reabsorption (FRNa) and renal epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) as well as sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) abundances were determined in sunitinib-treated and control rats...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250801/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-4-nonylphenol-bisphenol-a-and-butyl-benzyl-phthalate-impair-metabolism-of-estradiol-in-male-and-female-rats-as-assessed-by-levels-of-15%C3%AE-hydroxyestrogens-and-catechol-estrogens-in-urine
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Madoka Nakagomi, Emako Suzuki, Yoshiaki Saito, Tetsuji Nagao
Bisphenol A (BPA), 4-nonylphenol (NP) and butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), termed endocrine-disrupting chemicals, are known to mimic estrogen activity. The effects of these chemicals on 17β-estradiol (E2 ) metabolism in vivo in rats were examined. Male and female rats were given NP (250 mg kg-1  day-1 ), BPA (250 μg kg-1  day-1 ) or BBP (500 mg kg-1  day-1 ) by gavage for 14 days, followed by a single intraperitoneal injection of E2 (5 mg kg-1 ) on the final day. The urinary excretion over 72 hours of 2-hydroxyestrone 1-N-acetylcysteine thioether, 2-hydroxyestrone 4-N-acetylcysteine thioether, 4-hydroxyestrone 2-N-acetylcysteine thioether, 2-hydroxy-17β-estradiol (2-OHE2 ), 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE1 ), 4-hydroxy-17β-estradiol, 4-hydroxyestrone, 15α-hydroxyestriol (E4 ), 15α-hydroxy-17β-estradiol and 15α-hydroxyestrone was measured...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242247/chip-regulates-aquaporin-2-quality-control-and-body-water-homeostasis
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Qi Wu, Hanne B Moeller, Donté A Stevens, Rebekah Sanchez-Hodge, Gabrielle Childers, Marleen L A Kortenoeven, Lei Cheng, Lena L Rosenbaek, Carrie Rubel, Cam Patterson, Trairak Pisitkun, Jonathan C Schisler, Robert A Fenton
The importance of the kidney distal convoluted tubule (DCT) and cortical collecting duct (CCD) is highlighted by various water and electrolyte disorders that arise when the unique transport properties of these segments are disturbed. Despite this critical role, little is known about which proteins have a regulatory role in these cells and how these cells can be regulated by individual physiologic stimuli. By combining proteomics, bioinformatics, and cell biology approaches, we found that the E3 ubiquitin ligase CHIP is highly expressed throughout the collecting duct; is modulated in abundance by vasopressin; interacts with aquaporin-2 (AQP2), Hsp70, and Hsc70; and can directly ubiquitylate the water channel AQP2 in vitro shRNA knockdown of CHIP in CCD cells increased AQP2 protein t1/2 and reduced AQP2 ubiquitylation, resulting in greater levels of AQP2 and phosphorylated AQP2...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237822/potassium-regulated-distal-tubule-wnk-bodies-are-kidney-specific-wnk1-dependent
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Cary R Boyd-Shiwarski, Daniel J Shiwarski, Ankita Roy, Lubika J Nkashama, Hima N Namboodiri, Jian Xie, Kara L McClain, Allison Marciszyn, Thomas R Kleyman, Roderick J Tan, Donna B Stolz, Manojkumar A Puthenveedu, Chou-Long Huang, Arohan R Subramanya
With-No-Lysine (WNK) kinases coordinate volume and potassium homeostasis by regulating renal tubular electrolyte transport. In the distal convoluted tubule (DCT), potassium imbalance causes WNK signaling complexes to concentrate into large discrete foci, which we call "WNK bodies." Though these structures have been reported previously, the mechanisms that drive their assembly remain obscure. Here, we show that kidney-specific WNK1 (KS-WNK1), a truncated kinase-defective WNK1 isoform that is highly expressed in the DCT, is critical for WNK body formation...
December 13, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237740/grhl2-is-required-for-collecting-duct-epithelial-barrier-function-and-renal-osmoregulation
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Christian Hinze, Janett Ruffert, Katharina Walentin, Nina Himmerkus, Elham Nikpey, Olav Tenstad, Helge Wiig, Kerim Mutig, Zeliha Yesim Yurtdas, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Federica Branchi, Michael Schumann, Sebastian Bachmann, Markus Bleich, Kai M Schmidt-Ott
Collecting ducts make up the distal-most tubular segments of the kidney, extending from the cortex, where they connect to the nephron proper, into the medulla, where they release urine into the renal pelvis. During water deprivation, body water preservation is ensured by the selective transepithelial reabsorption of water into the hypertonic medullary interstitium mediated by collecting ducts. The collecting duct epithelium forms tight junctions composed of barrier-enforcing claudins and exhibits a higher transepithelial resistance than other segments of the renal tubule exhibit...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237739/salt-losing-tubulopathies-in-children-what-s-new-what-s-controversial
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Robert Kleta, Detlef Bockenhauer
Renal tubulopathies provide insights into the inner workings of the kidney, yet also pose therapeutic challenges. Because of the central nature of sodium in tubular transport physiology, disorders of sodium handling may affect virtually all aspects of the homeostatic functions of the kidney. Yet, owing to the rarity of these disorders, little clinical evidence regarding treatment exists. Consequently, treatment can vary widely between individual physicians and centers and is based mainly on understanding of renal physiology, reported clinical observations, and individual experiences...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229234/trans-resveratrol-mitigates-type-1-diabetes-induced-oxidative-dna-damage-and-accumulation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-glomeruli-and-tubules-of-rat-kidneys
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Heba Al-Hussaini, Narayana Kilarkaje
Hyperglycemia induces the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptors (RAGEs), which alter several intracellular signaling mechanisms leading to the onset and progression of diabetic nephropathy. The present study focused on, i) modulatory effects of trans-resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) on structural changes, AGE (NƐ-carboxymethyl-lysine), RAGE, oxidative stress and DNA damage, and apoptosis, and ii) localization of fibrotic changes, AGE, RAGE, 8-oxo-dG and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) in diabetic rat kidneys...
December 8, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217627/the-gastric-caecum-of-larval-aedes-aegypti-stimulation-of-epithelial-ion-transport-by-5-hydroxytryptamine-and-camp
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Natalie M D'Silva, Michael J O'Donnell
We report measurements of ion transport across the gastric caecum of larvae of Aedes aegypti, a vector of yellow fever that inhabits a variety of aquatic habitats ranging from freshwater to brackish water. We provide the first measurements of the effect of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) on transepithelial potential (TEP), luminal ion concentrations and electrochemical potentials, as well as basolateral membrane potential and H+, Na+ and K+ fluxes. TEP, basolateral membrane potential, and H+, K+, and Na+ fluxes across the gastric caeca declined within 3-6 mins after isolation of the entire midgut from the larva...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198839/sox9-activation-is-involved-in-tubule-repair-after-unilateral-partial-nephrectomy
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Qiwang Ma, Yujia Wang, Wei Zuo
AIMS: Tubule repair has been noticed after kidney tissue damage, however the cellular mechanism behind remains unclear. Here we successfully constructed a mouse unilateral partial nephrectomy model mimicking renal carcinoma surgery, and further investigated whether this procedure triggered regenerative action. MAIN METHODS: We used the unilateral partial nephrectomy model to study kidney repair. Kidney function after nephrectomy was measured using creatinine and urea nitrogen assay kit...
November 30, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178965/a-child-with-distal-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-presenting-with-progressive-gross-motor-developmental-regression-and-acute-paralysis
#18
Randula Ranawaka, Kavinda Dayasiri, Manoji Gamage
BACKGROUND: Distal (Type 1) renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by inability to secrete hydrogen irons from the distal tubule. The aetiology of dRTA is diverse and can be either inherited or acquired. Common clinical presentations of dRTA in the paediatric age group include polyuria, nocturia, failure to thrive, constipation, abnormal breathing and nephrolithiasis. Though persistent hypokalemia is frequently seen in dRTA, hypokalemic muscular paralysis is uncommon and rarely described in children...
November 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177881/ultrastructure-of-rat-kidneys-after-intravenous-administration-of-modified-magnetite-nanoparticles
#19
I V Mil'to, I V Sukhodolo, V V Ivanova, M S Yusubov
The ultrastructure of nephrocytes of the proximal and distal convoluted tubules, podocytes, mesangial cells, and macrophages of the interstitial connective tissue was studied after single intravenous administration of magnetite nanoparticles modified with chitosan (magnetic nanospheres) or lipids (magnetic liposomes). Transmission electron microscopy showed ultrastructural features of absorption of magnetite nanoparticles. The shape, size, and number of vesicles containing nanoparticles in nephrocytes of convoluted tubules and macrophages after administration of the suspensions of magnetic nanospheres and magnetic liposomes were described...
November 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169235/hypermagnesuria-in-humans-following-acute-intravenous-administration-of-digoxin
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Nabil Abu-Amer, Eldar Priel, Steven J.D. Karlish, Zvi Farfel, Haim Mayan
Background: Hypomagnesemia is a known predisposing condition for the appearance of digitalis toxicity. The detection of a genetic form of Mg urinary wasting with hypomagnesemia being caused by a mutation in the γ subunit (FXYD2) of the Na,K-ATPase, the pharmacological target of Digoxin, prompted us to investigate whether Digoxin administration increases urinary Mg excretion. Methods: Two groups of subjects, with rapid atrial fibrillation, received intravenous Digoxin (n = 9) or verapamil (n = 8), for heart rate control...
October 30, 2017: Nephron
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