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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526336/activation-of-na-h-exchanger-other-than-formation-of-transmembrane-pore-underlies-the-cytotoxicity-of-nematocyst-venom-from-chrysaora-helvola-brandt-jellyfish
#1
Lanlan Fan, Jun Luo, Xiaoyong Li, Ming Chen, Wei Shu, Xiaosheng Qu
We previously reported unexpected apoptosis-like cell death induced by nematocyst venom (NV) from Chrysaora helvola Brandt (C. helvola) jellyfish. To assess whether the pore formation mechanism underlay the action of NV, the change in cell membrane permeability was studied in both chicken erythrocytes and human CNE-2 cells. Initially, paradoxical results were derived from osmoprotectant protection assays. Polyethylene glycol (PEG)2000, which completely inhibited the NV induced hemolysis, failed to protect CNE-2 cells...
May 17, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481660/spx-101-is-a-novel-enac-targeted-therapeutic-for-cystic-fibrosis-that-restores-mucus-transport
#2
David W Scott, Matthew P Walker, Juliana Sesma, Bryant Wu, Timothy J Stuhlmiller, Juan R Sabater, William M Abraham, Timothy M Crowder, Dale J Christensen, Robert Tarran
RATIONALE: Cystic Fibrosis lung disease (CF) is caused by the loss of function of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) combined with hyperactivation of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). In the lung, ENaC is responsible for movement of sodium which creates an osmotic gradient that pulls fluid out of the airway. Hyperactivation of ENaC contributes to reduced airway hydration causing mucus dehydration, decreased mucociliary clearance, and chronic bacterial infections...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473934/in-acute-iga-nephropathy-proteinuria-and-creatinine-are-in-the-spot-but-podocyturia-operates-in-silence-any-place-for-amiloride
#3
H Trimarchi, M Paulero, R Canzonieri, A Schiel, A Iotti, C Costales-Collaguazo, A Stern, M Forrester, F Lombi, V Pomeranz, R Iriarte, T Rengel, I Gonzalez-Hoyos, A Muryan, E Zotta
IgA nephropathy is the most frequent cause of primary glomerulonephritis, portends erratic patterns of clinical presentation, and lacks specific treatment. In general, it slowly progresses to end-stage renal disease. The clinical course and the response to therapy are usually assessed with proteinuria and serum creatinine. Validated biomarkers have not been identified yet. In this report, we present a case of acute renal injury with proteinuria and microscopic hematuria in a young male. A kidney biopsy disclosed IgA nephropathy...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472315/physiological-phenotyping-for-personalized-therapy-of-uncontrolled-hypertension-in-africa
#4
Adeseye Akintunde, Justus Nondi, Kennedy Gogo, Erika S W Jones, Brian L Rayner, Daniel G Hackam, J David Spence
OBJECTIVES: African and African American hypertensives tend to retain salt and water, with lower levels of plasma renin and more resistant hypertension. We tested the hypothesis that physiological phenotyping with plasma renin and aldosterone would improve blood pressure control in uncontrolled hypertensives in Africa. METHODS: Patients at hypertension clinics in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa with a systolic blood pressure >140 mm Hg or diastolic pressure > 90 mm Hg despite treatment were allocated to usual care (UC) vs...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449833/rational-medical-therapy-is-the-key-to-effective-cardiovascular-disease-prevention
#5
REVIEW
J David Spence
In an era in which medicine personalized on the basis of genotyping is being proposed, it is timely to recognize that existing therapies could be markedly improved if they were on the basis of more effective application of principles on the basis of available phenotyping. Blood pressure control, which is poor on a worldwide basis, is a major opportunity to reduce cardiovascular risk. There are many genetic variants that have a small effect on blood pressure, but specific therapies are not available for most of them...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430823/modulation-the-alternative-splicing-of-gla-ivs4-919g-a-in-fabry-disease
#6
Wen-Hsin Chang, Dau-Ming Niu, Chi-Yu Lu, Shyr-Yi Lin, Ta-Chih Liu, Jan-Gowth Chang
While a base substitution in intron 4 of GLA (IVS4+919G>A) that causes aberrant alternative splicing resulting in Fabry disease has been reported, its molecular mechanism remains unclear. Here we reported that upon IVS4+919G>A transversion, H3K36me3 was enriched across the alternatively spliced region. PSIP1, an adapter of H3K36me3, together with Hsp70 and NONO were recruited and formed a complex with SF2/ASF and SRp20, which further promoted GLA splicing. Amiloride, a splicing regulator in cancer cells, could reverse aberrant histone modification patterns and disrupt the association of splicing complex with GLA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411035/altered-ion-transport-in-normal-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-following-exposure-to-chemically-distinct-metal-welding-fume-particles
#7
Jeffrey S Fedan, Janet A Thompson, Terence G Meighan, Patti C Zeidler-Erdely, James M Antonini
Welding fume inhalation causes pulmonary toxicity, including susceptibility to infection. We hypothesized that airway epithelial ion transport is a target of fume toxicity, and investigated the effects of fume particulates from manual metal arc-stainless steel (MMA-SS) and gas metal arc-mild steel (GMA-MS) on ion transport in normal human bronchial epithelium (NHBE) cultured in air-interface. MMA-SS particles, more soluble than GMA-MS particles, contain Cr, Ni, Fe and Mn; GMA-MS particles contain Fe and Mn...
April 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409833/dietary-salt-blunts-vasodilation-by-stimulating-epithelial-sodium-channels-in-endothelial-cells-from-salt-sensitive-rats
#8
Zi-Rui Wang, Hui-Bin Liu, Ying-Ying Sun, Qing-Qing Hu, Yu-Xia Li, Wei-Wan Zheng, Chang-Jiang Yu, Xin-Yuan Li, Ming-Ming Wu, Bin-Lin Song, Jian-Jun Mu, Zu-Yi Yuan, Zhi-Ren Zhang, He-Ping Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our recent studies show that the reduced activity of epithelial sodium channels (ENaC) in endothelial cells accounts for the adaptation of vasculature to salt in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. The present study examines a hypothesis that enhanced ENaC activity mediates the loss of vasorelaxation in Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used the cell-attached patch-clamp technique to record ENaC activity in split-open mesenteric arteries...
April 13, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401046/functional-neuroanatomy-in-panic-disorder-status-quo-of-the-research
#9
Thomas Sobanski, Gerd Wagner
AIM: To provide an overview of the current research in the functional neuroanatomy of panic disorder. METHODS: Panic disorder (PD) is a frequent psychiatric disease. Gorman et al (1989; 2000) proposed a comprehensive neuroanatomical model of PD, which suggested that fear- and anxiety-related responses are mediated by a so-called "fear network" which is centered in the amygdala and includes the hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus, periaqueductal gray region, locus coeruleus and other brainstem sites...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396810/management-of-liddle-syndrome-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Michael Awadalla, Manasi Patwardhan, Adham Alsamsam, Nashat Imran
Liddle syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic condition that causes hypertension and hypokalemia due to a gain-of-function mutation in the SCNN1B or SCNN1G genes which code for the epithelial sodium channel in the kidney. This leads to increased sodium and water reabsorption causing hypertension. We report a case of a 27-year-old pregnant woman who was admitted for hypertension and hypokalemia and later diagnosed and treated for Liddle syndrome using amiloride. Maintaining a high suspicion of Liddle syndrome in pregnancy is essential in such cases to be able to adequately and effectively treat the hypertension...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383056/involvement-of-epithelial-na-channel-in-the-elevated-myogenic-response-in-posterior-cerebral-arteries-from-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#11
Soo-Kyoung Choi, Soo-In Yeon, Youngin Kwon, Seonhee Byeon, Young-Ho Lee
Hypertension is characterized by increased peripheral vascular resistance which is related with elevated myogenic response. Recent findings have indicated that epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is involved in mechanotransduction of the myogenic response. The purpose of this study was to investigate the involvement of ENaC in the elevated myogenic response of posterior cerebral arteries (PCAs) from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Sixteen to eighteen weeks old male wistar kyoto rats (WKYs) and SHRs were used in this study...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381704/efficacy-of-precordial-percussion-pacing-assessed-in-a-cardiac-standstill-microminipig-model
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Takeshi Wada, Hiroshi Ohara, Yuji Nakamura, Xin Cao, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Mitsuru Honda, Katsunori Yoshihara, Yuji Nakazato, Keith G Lurie, Atsushi Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Potential cardiovascular benefits of precordial percussion pacing (PPP) during cardiac standstill are unknown.Methods and Results:A cardiac standstill model in amicrominipigwas created by inducing complete atrioventricular block with a catheter ablation technique (n=7). Next, the efficacy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by standard chest compressions (S-CPR), PPP and ventricular electrical pacing in this model were analyzed in series (n=4). To assess the mechanism of PPP, a non-selective, stretch-activated channel blocker, amiloride, was administered during PPP (n=3)...
April 4, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378050/adrenal-vein-sampling-for-primary-aldosteronism-a-2-week-protocol-for-withdrawal-of-renin-stimulating-antihypertensives
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Kevin C Ching, Debbie L Cohen, Douglas L Fraker, Scott O Trerotola
OBJECTIVE: For evaluation of primary aldosteronism, international guidelines recommend a 4-6 week withdrawal of spironolactone, eplerenone, and amiloride prior to adrenal vein sampling (AVS). It is not always feasible to withdraw these drugs in patients with severe hypertension and hypokalemia. We present our experience evaluating the efficacy and clinical outcomes of a 2-week protocol for withdrawal of renin-stimulating antihypertensives prior to AVS. DESIGN: A single-center retrospective review of all patients who underwent AVS for primary aldosteronism between January 2014 and December 2015...
April 4, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365586/enac-and-romk-activity-are-inhibited-in-the-dct2-cnt-of-tgwnk4-phaii-mice
#14
Chengbiao Zhang, Lijun Wang, Xiao-Tong Su, Junhui Zhang, Dao-Hong Lin, Wen-Hui Wang
Mice transgenic for genomic segments harboring PHAII (pseudohypoaldosteronism type II) mutant Wnk4 (with-No-Lysine kinase 4) (TgWnk4(PHAII)) have hyperkalemia which is currently believed to be the result of high activity of Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC). This leads to decreasing Na(+) delivery to the distal nephron segment including late distal convoluted tubule (DCT) and connecting tubule (CNT). Since epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) and renal outer medullary K(+) channel (ROMK or Kir4.1) are expressed in the late DCT and play an important role in mediating K(+) secretion, the aim of the present study is to test whether ROMK and ENaC activity in the DCT/CNT are also compromised in the mice expressing PHAII mutant Wnk4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356292/responses-of-distal-nephron-na-transporters-to-acute-volume-depletion-and-hyperkalemia
#15
Gustavo Frindt, Lei Yang, Shinichi Uchida, Alan M Weinstein, Lawrence G Palmer
We assessed effects of acute volume reductions induced by administration of diuretics in rats. Direct block Na+ transport produced changes in urinary electrolyte excretion. Adaptations to these effects appeared as alterations in the expression of protein for the distal nephron Na+ transporters NCC and ENaC. Two hours after a single injection of furosemide (6 mg/kg) or hydrochlorothiazide (30 mg/kg) Na+ and K+ excretion increased but no changes in the content of activated forms of NCC (phosphorylated on residue T53) or ENaC (cleaved γ-subunit) were detected...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340021/phenamil-an-amiloride-derivative-restricts-long-bone-growth-and-alters-keeled-sternum-bone-architecture-in-growing-chickens
#16
Tara R Price, Kristin Moncada, Hector Leyva-Jimenez, Kye Won Park, Peter Tontonoz, Rosemary L Walzem
"Broiler-type" chickens are fast-grow-ing, heavy-bodied birds with high demands on bone quality. Phenamil increased mineralization in cultured murine mesenchymal stem cells. Phenamil effects were tested in 2 groups of weight and gender matched day-old broiler chickens (n = 13). Oral administration of 30 mg phenamil/kg body weight d 1 to 13 reduced growth of chicks d 5 to 14 (P = 0.002); with phenamil-treated (PT) chick body weight being 84% of vehicle-treated (VT) chicks' body weight on d 14. Tissues collected on d 15 showed that femur lengths and widths did not differ, but tibias from PT chicks were 6% shorter (P = 0...
March 3, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334404/calcium-homeostasis-modulator-1-like-currents-in-rat-fungiform-taste-cells-expressing-amiloride-sensitive-sodium-currents
#17
Albertino Bigiani
Salt reception by taste cells is still the less understood transduction process occurring in taste buds, the peripheral sensory organs for the detection of food chemicals. Although there is evidence suggesting that the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) works as sodium receptor, yet it is not clear how salt-detecting cells signal the relevant information to nerve endings. Taste cells responding to sweet, bitter, and umami substances release ATP as neurotransmitter through a nonvesicular mechanism. Three different channel proteins have been proposed as conduit for ATP secretion: pannexin channels, connexin hemichannels, and calcium homeostasis modulator 1 (CALHM1) channels...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334294/an-examination-of-the-role-of-l-glutamate-and-inosine-5-monophosphate-in-hedonic-taste-guided-behavior-by-mice-lacking-the-t1r1-t1r3-receptor
#18
Ginger D Blonde, Alan C Spector
The heterodimeric T1R1 + T1R3 receptor is considered critical for normal signaling of L-glutamate and 5'-ribonucleotides in the oral cavity. However, some taste-guided responsiveness remains in mice lacking one subunit of the receptor, suggesting that other receptors are sufficient to support some behaviors. Here, mice lacking both receptor subunits (KO) and wild-type (WT, both n = 13) mice were tested in a battery of behavioral tests. Mice were trained and tested in gustometers with a concentration series of Maltrin-580, a maltodextrin, in a brief-access test (10-s trials) as a positive control...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319329/extracellular-acidosis-and-very-low-na-inhibit-nbcn1-and-nhe1-mediated-net-acid-extrusion-from-mouse-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#19
Lisbeth Bonde, Ebbe Boedtkjer
AIM: The electroneutral Na(+) ,HCO3(-) -cotransporter NBCn1 and Na(+) /H(+) -exchanger NHE1 regulate acid-base balance in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and modify artery function and structure. Pathological conditions-notably ischemia-can dramatically perturb intracellular (i) and extracellular (o) pH and [Na(+) ]. We examined effects of low [Na(+) ]o and pHo on NBCn1 and NHE1 activity in VSMCs of small arteries. METHODS: We measured pHi by 2',7'-bis-(2-carboxyethyl)-5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein-based fluorescence microscopy of mouse mesenteric arteries and induced intracellular acidification by NH4(+) -prepulse technique...
March 20, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298159/biological-behavior-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-changes-in-the-acidic-environment-during-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#20
Jianjun Liu, Hui Tao, Hanbang Wang, Fulong Dong, Renjie Zhang, Jie Li, Peng Ge, Peiwen Song, Huaqing Zhang, Peng Xu, Xiaoying Liu, Cailiang Shen
An acidic environment is vital for the maintenance of cellular activities but can be affected tremendously during intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). The effect of changes in the acidity of the environment on human nucleus pulposus mesenchymal stem cells (NP-MSCs) is, however, unknown. Thus, this study aimed to observe the biological effects of acidic conditions mimicking a degenerated intervertebral disc on NP-MSCs in vitro. NP-MSCs were isolated from patients with lumbar disc herniation and were further identified by their immunophenotypes and multilineage differentiation...
May 18, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
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