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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296488/multi-directional-optical-coherence-tomography-for-retinal-imaging
#1
Andreas Wartak, Marco Augustin, Richard Haindl, Florian Beer, Matthias Salas, Marie Laslandes, Bernhard Baumann, Michael Pircher, Christoph K Hitzenberger
We introduce multi-directional optical coherence tomography (OCT), a technique for investigation of the scattering properties of directionally reflective tissue samples. By combining the concepts of multi-channel and directional OCT, this approach enables simultaneous acquisition of multiple reflectivity depth-scans probing a mutual sample location from differing angular orientations. The application of multi-directional OCT in retinal imaging allows for in-depth investigations on the directional reflectivity of the retinal nerve fiber layer, Henle's fiber layer and the photoreceptor layer...
December 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242027/m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cells-of-the-primate-foveola-an-electron-microscopical-study
#2
Steffen Syrbe, Heidrun Kuhrt, Ulrich Gärtner, Gunnar Habermann, Peter Wiedemann, Andreas Bringmann, Andreas Reichenbach
Previous studies on the ultrastructure of the primate foveola suggested the presence of an inverted cone-like structure which is formed by 25-35 specialized Müller cells overlying the area of high photoreceptor density. We investigated the ultrastructure of the Müller cells in the foveola of a human and macaque retina. Sections through the posterior poles of an eye of a 40 years-old human donor and an eye of an adult cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) were investigated with transmission electron microscopy...
December 11, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240464/analysis-of-agreement-of-retinal-layer-thickness-measures-derived-from-the-segmentation-of-horizontal-and-vertical-spectralis-oct-macular-scans
#3
Natalia Gonzalez Caldito, Bhavna Antony, Yufan He, Andrew Lang, James Nguyen, Alissa Rothman, Esther Ogbuokiri, Ama Avornu, Laura Balcer, Elliot Frohman, Teresa C Frohman, Pavan Bhargava, Jerry Prince, Peter A Calabresi, Shiv Saidha
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a reliable method used to quantify discrete layers of the retina. Spectralis OCT is a device used for this purpose. Spectralis OCT macular scan imaging acquisition can be obtained on either the horizontal or vertical plane. The vertical protocol has been proposed as favorable, due to postulated reduction in confound of Henle's fibers on segmentation-derived metrics. Yet, agreement of the segmentation measures of horizontal and vertical macular scans remains unexplored...
December 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237739/salt-losing-tubulopathies-in-children-what-s-new-what-s-controversial
#4
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/29237738/ascending-vasa-recta-are-angiopoietin-tie2-dependent-lymphatic-like-vessels
#5
Yael Kenig-Kozlovsky, Rizaldy P Scott, Tuncer Onay, Isabel Anna Carota, Benjamin R Thomson, Hyea Jin Gil, Veronica Ramirez, Shinji Yamaguchi, Christine E Tanna, Stefan Heinen, Christine Wu, Radu V Stan, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Guillermo Oliver, Susan E Quaggin
Urinary concentrating ability is central to mammalian water balance and depends on a medullary osmotic gradient generated by a countercurrent multiplication mechanism. Medullary hyperosmolarity is protected from washout by countercurrent exchange and efficient removal of interstitial fluid resorbed from the loop of Henle and collecting ducts. In most tissues, lymphatic vessels drain excess interstitial fluid back to the venous circulation. However, the renal medulla is devoid of classic lymphatics. Studies have suggested that the fenestrated ascending vasa recta (AVRs) drain the interstitial fluid in this location, but this function has not been conclusively shown...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234857/high-frequency-and-wide-range-of-human-kidney-papillary-crystalline-plugs
#6
Léa Huguet, Marine Le Dudal, Marine Livrozet, Dominique Bazin, Vincent Frochot, Joëlle Perez, Jean-Philippe Haymann, Isabelle Brocheriou, Michel Daudon, Emmanuel Letavernier
Most of kidney stones are supposed to originate from Randall's plaque at the tip of the papilla or from papillary tubular plugs. Nevertheless, the frequency and the composition of crystalline plugs remain only partly described. The objective was to assess the frequency, the composition and the topography of papillary plugs in human kidneys. A total of 76 papillae from 25 kidneys removed for cancer and without stones were analysed by immunohistochemistry combined with Yasue staining, field emission-scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transformed infrared micro-spectroscopy...
December 12, 2017: Urolithiasis
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/29204697/how-to-reduce-the-superior-mesenteric-vein-bleeding-risk-during-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy
#8
Alvaro Garcia-Granero, Luis Sánchez-Guillén, Matteo Frasson, Jorge Sancho Muriel, Eduardo Alvarez Sarrado, Delfina Fletcher-Sanfeliu, Blas Flor Lorente, Jose Pamies, Javier Corral Rubio, Alfonso A Valverde Navarro, Francisco Martinez Soriano, Eduardo Garcia-Granero
PURPOSE: The superior right colic vein (SRCV) has been proposed as the main cause of superior mesenteric vein bleeding by avulsion during laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. Our objective is to identify the main vessel causing transverse mesocolic tension during the extraction of the surgical specimen or extracorporeal anastomosis and to perform an anatomical description of the SRCV. METHODS: In this cadaveric study, we performed a simulation of right hemicolectomy and anatomical description of the surgical area of the gastrocolic trunk of Henle (SAGCTH), the gastrocolic trunk of Henle (GCTH), and SRCV...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201052/rapid-action-of-aldosterone-on-protein-levels-of-sodium-hydrogen-exchangers-and-protein-kinase-c-beta-isoforms-in-rat-kidney
#9
Somchit Eiam-Ong, Mookda Chaipipat, Krissanapong Manotham, Somchai Eiam-Ong
Previous in vitro studies demonstrated that aldosterone rapidly activates sodium-hydrogen exchangers 1 and 3 (NHE 1 and 3). In vitro investigations revealed that protein kinase C (PKC) regulates NHE properties. We previously demonstrated that aldosterone rapidly enhances PKCα protein abundance in the rat kidney. There are no reports of renal PKCβ (I and II) protein levels related to the regulation by aldosterone. There are also no in vivo data regarding the rapid effects of aldosterone on renal protein levels of NHE (1 and 3) and PKCβ (I and II), simultaneously...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198839/sox9-activation-is-involved-in-tubule-repair-after-unilateral-partial-nephrectomy
#10
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/29180395/tamm-horsfall-protein-regulates-mononuclear-phagocytes-in-the-kidney
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Radmila Micanovic, Shehnaz Khan, Danielle Janosevic, Maya E Lee, Takashi Hato, Edward F Srour, Seth Winfree, Joydeep Ghosh, Yan Tong, Susan E Rice, Pierre C Dagher, Xue-Ru Wu, Tarek M El-Achkar
Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP), also known as uromodulin, is a kidney-specific protein produced by cells of the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. Although predominantly secreted apically into the urine, where it becomes highly polymerized, THP is also released basolaterally, toward the interstitium and circulation, to inhibit tubular inflammatory signaling. Whether, through this latter route, THP can also regulate the function of renal interstitial mononuclear phagocytes (MPCs) remains unclear, however...
November 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174601/food-derived-1-2-dicarbonyl-compounds-and-their-role-in-diseases
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Michael Hellwig, Sabrina Gensberger-Reigl, Thomas Henle, Monika Pischetsrieder
Reactive 1,2-dicarbonyl compounds (DCs) are generated from carbohydrates during food processing and storage and under physiological conditions. In the recent decades, much knowledge has been gained concerning the chemical formation pathways and the role of DCs in food and physiological systems. DCs are formed mainly by dehydration and redox reactions and have a strong impact on the palatability of food, because they participate in aroma and color formation. However, they are precursors of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), and cytotoxic effects of several DCs have been reported...
November 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162218/renal-histology-and-mri-in-a-25-year-old-japanese-man-with-nephronophthisis-4%C3%A2
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Daisuke Takada, Akinari Sekine, Junko Yabuuchi, Yuta Kogure, Toshiharu Ueno, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Keiichi Sumida, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Junichi Hoshino, Kenmei Takaichi, Keiichi Kinowaki, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Shinichi Uchida, Yoshifumi Ubara
We investigated a 25-year-old Japanese man who had polycystic kidneys and end-stage renal failure without a positive family history. Ultrasonography revealed enlarged kidneys with increased echogenicity and multiple cystic lesions. MRI showed replacement of both kidneys by cystic lesions without definite walls. Renal biopsy demonstrated interstitial fibrosis, especially at the corticomedullary junction. The residual tubular system showed starfish-like disruption. Tubules with cystic dilation were mainly the distal loop of Henle and the distal tubules since immunohistochemical staining was positive for cytokeratin 7 (the distal loop of Henle and the distal tubule) and Tamm-Horsfall protein (the distal loop of Henle), while being negative for aquaporin 3 (the collecting duct) and CD10 (proximal tubule)...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159700/expression-and-distribution-patterns-of-spermine-spermidine-and-putrescine-in-rat-hair-follicle
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Yutaro Yamamoto, Takamitsu Makino, Hideo Kudo, Hironobu Ihn, Yasuko Murakami, Senya Matsufuji, Kunio Fujiwara, Masashi Shin
No expression and distribution patterns of polyamines (PAs), spermine, spermidine, and their precursor putrescine in mammalian hair follicle are available, although polyamines are known to correlate well with hair growth and epidermal tumor genesis. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) using our original two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) ASPM-29 specific for spermine or spermidine, and APUT-32 specific for putrescine allowed us to detect immunoreactivity for polyamines in hair follicles from normal adult rats. A wide range of immunoreactivity for the total spermine and spermidine was observed in the compartments of hair follicle: The highest degree of immunoreactivity for polyamines was observed in the matrix, in the Huxley's layer, in the deeper Henle's layer, and in the cuticle of the inner root sheath/the hair cuticle, while moderate immunoreactivity existed in the lower-to-mid cortex and the companion layer, followed by lower immunoreactivity in the outer root sheath, including the bulge region and in the deeper medulla, in which the immunoreactivity was also evident in their nuclei...
November 21, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149238/diabetic-neuroglial-changes-in-the-superficial-and-deep-nonperfused-areas-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Yoko Dodo, Tomoaki Murakami, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Shin Yoshitake, Tatsuya Yoshitake, Kenji Ishihara, Masahiro Fujimoto, Yuko Miwa, Akitaka Tsujikawa
Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between lamellar capillary nonperfusion on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images and neuroglial changes on structural optical coherence tomography (OCT) images in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 101 consecutive eyes of 69 patients with DR. OCTA and OCT images within a 3 × 3-mm square centered on the fovea were acquired simultaneously. The nonperfused areas (NPAs) in the superficial capillary layer (sNPA) (from the nerve fiber layer [NFL] to the inner plexiform layer [IPL]), the deep layer (dNPA) (corresponding mainly to the inner nuclear layer [INL]), or both layers (bNPA) were measured individually along 10 transverse lines...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129401/deletion-of-claudin-10-rescues-claudin-16-deficient-mice-from-hypomagnesemia-and-hypercalciuria
#16
Tilman Breiderhoff, Nina Himmerkus, Hoora Drewell, Allein Plain, Dorothee Günzel, Kerim Mutig, Thomas E Willnow, Dominik Müller, Markus Bleich
The tight junction proteins claudin-10 and -16 are crucial for the paracellular reabsorption of cations along the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop in the kidney. In patients, mutations in CLDN16 cause familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis, while mutations in CLDN10 impair kidney function. Mice lacking claudin-16 display magnesium and calcium wasting, whereas absence of claudin-10 results in hypermagnesemia and interstitial nephrocalcinosis. In order to study the functional interdependence of claudin-10 and -16 we generated double-deficient mice...
November 10, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122955/dnpep-is-not-the-only-peptidase-that-produces-spak-fragments-in-kidney
#17
Rainelli Koumangoye, Eric Delpire
SPAK (STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase) regulates Na(+) and Cl(-) reabsorption in the distal convoluted tubule, and possibly in the thick ascending limb of Henle. This kinase phosphorylates and activates the apical Na-Cl cotransporter in the DCT. Western blot analysis reveals that SPAK in kidney exists as a full-length protein as well as shorter fragments that might affect NKCC2 function in the TAL. Recently, we showed that kidney lysates exerts proteolytic activity towards SPAK, resulting in the formation of multiple SPAK fragments with possible inhibitory effects on the kinase...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121048/anatomical-variations-of-the-deep-head-of-cruveilhier-of-the-flexor-pollicis-brevis-and-its-significance-for-the-evolution-of-the-precision-grip
#18
Samuel S Dunlap, M Ashraf Aziz, Janine M Ziermann
Cruveilhier described in 1834 the human flexor pollicis brevis (FPB), a muscle of the thenar compartment, as having a superficial and a deep head, respectively, inserted onto the radial and ulnar sesamoids of the thumb. Since then, Cruveilhier's deep head has been controversially discussed. Often this deep head is confused with Henle's "interosseous palmaris volaris" or said to be a slip of the oblique adductor pollicis. In the 1960s, Day and Napier described anatomical variations of the insertions of Cruveilhier's deep head, including its absence, and hypothesized, that the shift of the deep head's insertion from ulnar to radial facilitated "true opposability" in anthropoids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111707/lysine-derived-protein-bound-heyns-compounds-in-bakery-products
#19
Stephanie Treibmann, Anne Hellwig, Michael Hellwig, Thomas Henle
Fructose and dicarbonyl compounds resulting from fructose in heated foods have been linked to pathophysiological pathways of several metabolic disorders. Up to now, very little has been known about the Maillard reaction of fructose in food. Heyns rearrangement compounds (HRCs), the first stable intermediates of the Maillard reaction between amino components and fructose, have not yet been quantitated as protein-bound products in food. Therefore, the HRCs glucosyllysine and mannosyllysine were synthesized and characterized by NMR...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107072/ectopic-phosphorylated-creb-marks-dedifferentiated-proximal-tubules-in-cystic-kidney-disease
#20
Pawan Puri, Caitlin M Schaefer, Daniel Bushnell, Mary E Taglienti, Jordan A Kreidberg, Bradley K Yoder, Carlton M Bates
Ectopic cAMP signaling is pathological in polycystic kidney disease; however, its spatio-temporal actions are unclear. We characterized expression of phosphorylated Creb (p-Creb), a target and mediator of cAMP signaling, in developing and cystic kidney models. We also examined tubule-specific effects of cAMP analogs in cystogenesis in embryonic kidney explants. In wild-type mice, p-Creb marked nephron progenitors (NP), early epithelial NP derivatives, ureteric bud, and cortical stroma; p-Creb was present in differentiated thick ascending limb of Henle, collecting duct, and stroma; however, it disappeared in mature NP-derived proximal tubules...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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