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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782346/claudins-and-nephrolithiasis
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Allein Plain, R Todd Alexander
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The greatest risk factor for kidney stone formation is increased urinary calcium excretion. Most filtered calcium is reabsorbed from the proximal tubule and the thick ascending limb (TAL) of Henle's loop via a paracellular pathway. Claudins are tight junction proteins that confer the permeability properties of an epithelium. We review the contribution of renal claudins to nephron calcium permeability and how perturbations in these pathways cause alterations in tubular calcium transport, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis, or nephrolithiasis...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767557/polycystin-1-dysfunction-impairs-electrolyte-and-water-handling-in-a-renal-pre-cystic-mouse-model-for-adpkd
#2
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/29763317/chemoproteomic-profiling-reveals-ethacrynic-acid-targets-adenine-nucleotide-translocases-to-impair-mitochondrial-function
#3
Zi Ye, Xiaoyun Zhang, Yuangang Zhu, Tong Song, Xiaowei Chen, Xiaoguang Lei, Chu Wang
Ethacrynic acid (EA) is a diuretic drug that is widely used to treat high-blood pressure and swelling caused by congestive heart failure or kidney failure. It acts through noncovalent inhibition of the Na+ -K+ -2Cl- cotransporter in the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop. Chemically, EA contains a Michael acceptor group that can react covalently with nucleophilic residues in proteins; however, the proteome reactivity of EA remains unexplored. Herein, we took a quantitative chemoproteomic approach to globally profile EA's targets in cancer cells...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746415/histology-of-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-multilayer-approach
#4
Miaoling Li, Carrie Huisingh, Jeffrey Messinger, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Daniela Ferrara, K Bailey Freund, Christine A Curcio
PURPOSE: To systematically characterize histologic features of multiple chorioretinal layers in eyes with geographic atrophy, or complete retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and outer retinal atrophy, secondary to age-related macular degeneration, including Henle fiber layer and outer nuclear layer; and to compare these changes to those in the underlying RPE-Bruch membrane-choriocapillaris complex and associated extracellular deposits. METHODS: Geographic atrophy was delimited by the external limiting membrane (ELM) descent towards Bruch membrane...
May 3, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746116/yeast-metabolites-of-glycated-amino-acids-in-beer
#5
Michael Hellwig, Falco Beer, Sophia Witte, Thomas Henle
Glycation reactions (Maillard reactions) during the malting and brewing processes are important for the development of the characteristic color and flavor of beer. Recently, free and protein-bound Maillard reaction products (MRPs) such as pyrraline, formyline, and maltosine were found in beer. Furthermore, these amino acid derivatives are metabolized by Saccharomyces cerevisiae via the Ehrlich pathway. In this study, a method was developed for quantitation of individual Ehrlich intermediates derived from pyrraline, formyline, and maltosine...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740340/tissue-distribution-of-kir7-1-inwardly-rectifying-k-channel-probed-in-a-knock-in-mouse-expressing-a-haemagglutinin-tagged-protein
#6
Isabel Cornejo, Sandra Villanueva, Johanna Burgos, Karen I López-Cayuqueo, Régine Chambrey, Francisca Julio-Kalajzić, Neudo Buelvas, María I Niemeyer, Dulce Figueiras-Fierro, Peter D Brown, Francisco V Sepúlveda, L P Cid
Kir7.1 encoded by the Kcnj13 gene in the mouse is an inwardly rectifying K+ channel present in epithelia where it shares membrane localization with the Na+ /K+ -pump. Further investigations of the localisation and function of Kir7.1 would benefit from the availability of a knockout mouse, but perinatal mortality attributed to cleft palate in the neonate has thwarted this research. To facilitate localisation studies we now use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to generate a knock-in mouse, the Kir7.1-HA that expresses the channel tagged with a haemagglutinin (HA) epitope...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735631/renal-specific-silencing-of-tnf-tumor-necrosis-factor-unmasks-salt-dependent-increases-in-blood-pressure-via-an-nkcc2a-na-k-2cl-cotransporter-isoform-a-dependent-mechanism
#7
Shoujin Hao, Mary Hao, Nicholas R Ferreri
We tested the hypothesis that TNF (tumor necrosis factor)-α produced within the kidney and acting on the renal tubular system is part of a regulatory mechanism that attenuates increases in blood pressure in response to high salt intake. Intrarenal administration of a lentivirus construct, which specifically silenced TNF in the kidney, did not affect baseline blood pressure. However, blood pressure increased significantly 1 day after mice with intrarenal silencing of TNF ingested 1% NaCl in the drinking water...
May 7, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730700/risk-seeking-for-losses-is-associated-with-5-httlpr-but-not-with-transient-changes-in-5-ht-levels
#8
Philipp T Neukam, Nils B Kroemer, Yacila I Deza Araujo, Lydia Hellrung, Shakoor Pooseh, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt, Uwe Schwarzenbolz, Thomas Henle, Michael N Smolka
RATIONALE: Serotonin (5-HT) plays a key role in different aspects of value-based decision-making. A recent framework proposed that tonic 5-HT (together with dopamine, DA) codes future average reward expectations, providing a baseline against which possible choice outcomes are compared to guide decision-making. OBJECTIVES: To test whether high 5-HT levels decrease loss aversion, risk-seeking for gains, and risk-seeking for losses. METHODS: In a first session, 611 participants were genotyped for 5-HTTLPR and performed a mixed gambles (MGA) task and two probability discounting tasks for gains and losses, respectively (PDG/PDL)...
May 5, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689924/a-new-species-of-enchytraeus-enchytraeidae-oligochaeta-from-the-profundal-of-lake-van-the-world-s-largest-soda-lake-turkey-east-anatolia
#9
Naİme Arslan, Tarmo Timm, VerÓnica Rojo, AntÓn VizcaÍno, RÜdiger M Schmelz
Enchytraeus polatdemiri sp. nov. (Enchytaeidae, Oligochaeta) was discovered in the framework of a sampling campaign of the benthic invertebrate fauna of the hyperalkaline Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey, the third-largest closed lake and the largest soda lake on Earth. It was the only oligochaete species found in all samples. DNA sequencing included a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, and a fragment of the nuclear histone 3 (H3) gene. For comparison, specimens from laboratory cultures of E...
February 21, 2018: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687903/na-k-2cl-cotransporter-nkcc-physiological-function-in-nonpolarized-cells-and-transporting-epithelia
#10
Eric Delpire, Kenneth B Gagnon
Two genes encode the Na+ -K+ -2Cl- cotransporters, NKCC1 and NKCC2, that mediate the tightly coupled movement of 1Na+ , 1K+ , and 2Cl- across the plasma membrane of cells. Na+ -K+ -2Cl- cotransport is driven by the chemical gradient of the three ionic species across the membrane, two of them maintained by the action of the Na+ /K+ pump. In many cells, NKCC1 accumulates Cl- above its electrochemical potential equilibrium, thereby facilitating Cl- channel-mediated membrane depolarization. In smooth muscle cells, this depolarization facilitates the opening of voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channels, leading to Ca2+ influx, and cell contraction...
March 25, 2018: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682811/upregulation-of-hypothalamic-arginine-vasopressin-by-peripherally-administered-furosemide-in-transgenic-rats-expressing-arginine-vasopressin-enhanced-green-fluorescent-protein
#11
Hiromichi Ueno, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Kentaro Tanaka, Haruki Nishimura, Kazuaki Nishimura, Satomi Sonoda, Yasuhito Motojima, Reiko Saito, Takashi Maruyama, Tetsu Miyamoto, Ryota Serino, Masahito Tamura, Tatsushi Onaka, Yutaka Otsuji, Yoichi Ueta
Furosemide, which is used worldwide as a diuretic agent, inhibits sodium reabsorption in the Henle's loop, resulting in diuresis and natriuresis. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is synthesized in the supraoptic nucleus (SON), paraventricular nucleus (PVN), and suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus. The synthesis AVP in the magnocellular neurons of SON and PVN physiologically regulated by plasma osmolality and blood volume and contributed water homeostasis by increasing water reabsorption in the collecting duct...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679048/disruption-of-hox9-10-11-function-results-in-cellular-level-lineage-infidelity-in-the-kidney
#12
Keri A Drake, Mike Adam, Robert Mahoney, S Steven Potter
Hox genes are important regulators of development. The 39 mammalian Hox genes have considerable functional overlap, greatly confounding their study. In this report, we generated mice with multiple combinations of paralogous and flanking Abd-B Hox gene mutations to investigate functional redundancies in kidney development. The resulting mice developed a number of kidney abnormalities, including hypoplasia, agenesis, and severe cysts, with distinct Hox functions observed in early metanephric kidney formation and nephron progenitor maintenance...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674316/activation-of-renal-clc-k-chloride-channels-depends-on-an-intact-n-terminus-of-their-accessory-subunit-barttin
#13
Daniel Wojciechowski, Stefan Thiemann, Christina Schaal, Alina Rahtz, Jeanne de la Roche, Birgit Begemann, Toni Becher, Martin Fischer
ClC-K channels belong to the CLC family of chloride channels and chloride/proton antiporters. They contribute to sodium chloride reabsorption in Henle's loop of the kidney and to potassium secretion into the endolymph by the stria vascularis of the inner ear. Their accessory subunit barttin stabilizes the ClC-K/barttin complex, promotes its insertion into the surface membrane, and turns the pore-forming subunits into a conductive state. Barttin mutations cause Bartter syndrome type IV, a salt wasting nephropathy with sensorineural deafness...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643031/-role-of-p38mapk-signaling-pathway-in-autophagy-of-henle-407-cells-induced-by-spvb-of-salmonella-typhimurium
#14
Hua-Yi Lai, Qiang Chen, Hong Li, Chun-Hui Zhu, Li-Jun Yi, Jing Zhou, Qing-Hua Hu, Xiao-Jun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of p38MAPK signaling pathway in autophagy of intestinal epithelial cells induced by spvB of S.typhimurium. METHODS: Henle-407 cells in exponential growth were infected with wild-type S.typhimurium strain STM-211 (with spvB gene), spvB mutated strain STM-delata;spvB, or with delata;spvB-complemented strain STM-c-spvB after treatment of the cells with the p38MAPK inhibitor SB203580. At different time points of co-culture, the cells were collected and the intracellular bacteria were counted...
March 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621610/hyperapolytic-species-of-acanthobothrium-cestoda-onchoproteocephalidea-from-batoids-off-argentina
#15
Sebastián Franzese, Verónica A Ivanov
Two hyperapolytic species of Acanthobothrium Blanchard, 1848 have been collected from Discopyge tschudii Heckel, 1846 and Zapteryx brevirostris (Müller et Henle) along the coast of Argentina. Acanthobothrium stefaniae sp. n. from D. tschudii is a category one species (i.e., it is less than 15 mm in total length, possesses fewer than 50 proglottids, fewer than 80 testes and essentially symmetrical ovary), and differs from all congeners by the following combination of features: proglottid hyperapolysis, hook morphology, size and shape of the cirrus sac, and by having spinitriches in the distal bothridial surface...
April 2, 2018: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609042/the-primate-fovea-structure-function-and-development
#16
REVIEW
Andreas Bringmann, Steffen Syrbe, Katja Görner, Johannes Kacza, Mike Francke, Peter Wiedemann, Andreas Reichenbach
A fovea is a pitted invagination in the inner retinal tissue (fovea interna) that overlies an area of photoreceptors specialized for high acuity vision (fovea externa). Although the shape of the vertebrate fovea varies considerably among the species, there are two basic types. The retina of many predatory fish, reptilians, and birds possess one (or two) convexiclivate fovea(s), while the retina of higher primates contains a concaviclivate fovea. By refraction of the incoming light, the convexiclivate fovea may function as image enlarger, focus indicator, and movement detector...
March 30, 2018: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606134/tgr5-expression-in-normal-kidney-and-renal-neoplasms
#17
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/29577213/-key-vessels-assessment-and-operation-highlights-in-laparoscopic-extended-right-hemicolectomy
#18
Hao Wang, Quanquan Zhao
Laparoscopic radical colectomies have been more widely used gradually, among which laparoscopic extended right hemicolectomy is considered as the most difficult procedure. The difficulty of extended right hemicolectomy lies in the need to dissect lymph nodes along the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and disconnect numerous and possible aberrant vessels. To address this problem, we emphasize two points in key vessel assessment: getting familiar with the anatomy along the medial-to-lateral approach and having a good understanding about the preoperative imaging presentations...
March 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570931/uveal-melanoma-driver-mutations-in-gnaq-11-yield-numerous-changes-in-melanocyte-biology
#19
Dahlia E Perez, Andrea M Henle, Adam Amsterdam, Hannah R Hagen, Jacqueline A Lees
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular cancer and has a high incidence of metastasis, which lacks any effective treatment. Here we present zebrafish models of UM, which are driven by melanocyte-specific expression of activating GNAQ or GNA11 alleles, GNAQ/11Q209L , the predominant initiating mutations for human UM. When combined with mutant tp53, GNAQ/11Q209L transgenics develop various melanocytic tumors, including UM, with near complete penetrance. These tumors display nuclear YAP localization, and thus phenocopy human UM...
March 23, 2018: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
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
#20
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
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