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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523299/three-dimensional-organ-scanning-reveals-brain-edema-reduction-in-a-rat-model-of-stroke-treated-with-an-aquaporin-4-inhibitor
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Elena Silvia Popescu, Ionica Pirici, Raluca Niculina Ciurea, Tudor Adrian Bălşeanu, Bogdan Cătălin, Claudiu Mărgăritescu, LaurenŢiu Mogoantă, Sorin Hostiuc, Daniel Pirici
Stroke is one of the most important cause of death and disability, especially when considering the increasing life expectancy worldwide, with ischemic stroke being much more common than hemorrhages. In the physiopathological chain of ischemic stroke, brain edema is one first element that if attended to might reduce tissue necrosis, penumbra, and increase functional recovery. Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) has been found to be the most important water channel in the brain, and its inhibition before inducing focal ischemia in an animal model of stroke proved to alleviate the pathology and improve clinical recovery...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512792/expression-of-aquaporin-4-in-the-chicken-ovary-in-relation-to-follicle-development
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M Nowak, M Grzesiak, N Saito, M Kwaśniewska, A Sechman, A Hrabia
In the mammalian ovary, aquaporins (AQPs) are thought to be involved in the regulation of fluid transport within the follicular wall and antrum formation. Data concerning the AQPs in the avian ovary is very limited. Therefore, the present study was designed to examine whether the AQP4 is present in the chicken ovary, and if so, what is its distribution in the ovarian compartment of the laying hen. Localization of AQP4 in the ovarian follicles at different stage of development was also investigated. After decapitation of hens the stroma with primordial follicles and white (1-4 mm), yellowish (4-8 mm), small yellow and the three largest yellow pre-ovulatory follicles F3-F1 (F3 < F2 < F1; 20-36 mm) were isolated from the ovary...
May 16, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508847/role-of-aquaporins-in-oral-cancer
#3
Mamatha G S Reddy, Elizabeth Dony
Aquaporins (AQP) are the membrane proteins involved in the transport of water and some neutral solutes. Thirteen types of AQP are identified in various human tissues. The expression of AQP's has been studied in various tumors among one is oral cancer. These molecules are involved in cell proliferation, migration, and metastasis. AQP target inhibitors act directly or indirectly through focal adhesion kinase-mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway and shown promising results along with anti-cancer drugs...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506130/fullerenol-nanoparticles-decrease-ischaemia-induced-brain-injury-and-oedema-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-damage-and-aquaporin-1-expression-in-ischaemic-stroke
#4
Shamsi Darabi, Mohammad Taghi Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: We examined the possible protective effects of fullerenol nanoparticles on brain injuries and oedema in experimental model of ischaemic stroke through inhibition of oxidative damage and aquaporin-1 (AQP-1) expression. METHODS: Experiment was done in three groups of rats (N = 66): sham, control ischaemia and ischaemic treatment. Ischaemia was induced by 90-minutes middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by 24 hours of reperfusion. Rats received a dose of 10 mg/kg of fullerenol 30 minutes before MCAO...
May 16, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490769/increased-cerebral-expressions-of-mmps-cldn5-ocln-zo1-and-aqps-are-associated-with-brain-edema-following-fatal-heat-stroke
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Yu Du, Jing-Tao Xu, Hong-Nian Jin, Rui Zhao, Dong Zhao, Si-Hao Du, Ye Xue, Xiao-Li Xie, Qi Wang
Human brain samples were collected from 46 autopsy cases, including 23 fatal heat stroke cases and 23 age-matched controls. Nine candidate reference genes (PES1, POLR2A, IPO8, HMBS, SDHA, GAPDH, UBC, B2M, ACTB) were evaluated in the cerebral cortex of 10 forensic autopsy cases (5 heat stroke and 5 controls), using the geNorm module in qBase(plus) software. SDHA, POLR2A, IPO8 and HMBS were identified as the most stable reference genes. Using these validated reference genes, mRNA expressions of Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs, MMP2 and MMP9), Claudin5 (CLDN5), Occludin (OCLN), Zona occludens protein-1 (ZO1) and Aquaporins (AQPs, AQP1 and AQP4) in the cerebral cortex were examined...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490757/transcriptome-and-metabolite-analysis-identifies-nitrogen-utilization-genes-in-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis
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Wei Li, Fen Xiang, Micai Zhong, Lingyun Zhou, Hongyan Liu, Saijun Li, Xuewen Wang
Applied nitrogen (N) fertilizer significantly increases the leaf yield. However, most N is not utilized by the plant, negatively impacting the environment. To date, little is known regarding N utilization genes and mechanisms in the leaf production. To understand this, we investigated transcriptomes using RNA-seq and amino acid levels with N treatment in tea (Camellia sinensis), the most popular beverage crop. We identified 196 and 29 common differentially expressed genes in roots and leaves, respectively, in response to ammonium in two tea varieties...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478824/the-role-of-aquaporins-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-way-towards-a-novel-drug-target-in-pcos
#7
Agata Wawrzkiewicz-Jałowiecka, Karolina Kowalczyk, Dagmara Pluta, Łukasz Blukacz, Paweł Madej
Aquaporins (AQPs) are transmembrane proteins, able to transport water (and in some cases also small solutes, e. g. glycerol) through the cell membrane. There are twelve types of aquaporins (AQP1-AQP12) expressed in mammalian reproductive systems. According to literature, many diseases of the reproductive organs are correlated with changes of AQPs expression and their malfunction. That is the case in the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), where dysfunctions of AQPs 7-9 and alterations in its levels occur. In this work, we postulate how AQPs are involved in PCOS-related disorders, in order to emphasize their potential therapeutic meaning as a drug target...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470555/cgrp-8-37-enhances-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-regulating-aquaporin-1-and-5-expressions-in-rats
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Fu Hong-Min, Huangfu Chun-Rong, Zheng Rui, Su Li-Na, Wang Ya-Jun, Li Li
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been shown to play important roles in biological functions. However, there is very little evidence on the value of CGRP in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS). Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the role of CGRP in LPS-induced ALI in rats. In the experiment, Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into control, an antagonist of α-calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP8-37), LPS groups, and CGRP8-37 + LPS groups...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458621/detection-of-autoantibodies-against-aquaporin-1-in-the-sera-of-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Jehan Alam, Yun Sik Choi, Jung Hee Koh, Seung-Ki Kwok, Sung-Hwan Park, Yeong Wook Song, Kyungpyo Park, Youngnim Choi
The pathophysiology of glandular dysfunction in Sjögren's syndrome (SS) has not been fully elucidated. Previously, we reported the presence of autoantibodies to AQP-5 in patients with SS, which was associated with a low resting salivary flow. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-AQP1 autoantibodies. To detect anti-AQP1 autoantibodies, cell-based indirect immunofluorescence assay was developed using MDCK cells that overexpressed human AQP1. By screening 112 SS and 52 control sera, anti-AQP1 autoantibodies were detected in 27...
April 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455098/computing-osmotic-permeabilities-of-aquaporins-aqp4-aqp5-and-glpf-from-near-equilibrium-simulations
#10
Thierry O Wambo, Roberto A Rodriguez, Liao Y Chen
Measuring or computing the single-channel permeability of aquaporins/aquaglyceroporins (AQPs) has long been a challenge. The measured values scatter over an order of magnitude but the corresponding Arrhenius activation energies converge in the current literature. Osmotic flux through an AQP was simulated as water current forced through the channel by kilobar hydraulic pressure or theoretically approximated as single-file diffusion. In this paper, we report large scale simulations of osmotic current under sub M gradient through three AQPs (water channels AQP4 and AQP5 and glycerol-water channel GlpF) using the mature particle mesh Ewald technique (PME) for which the established force fields have been optimized with known accuracy...
April 25, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447607/genome-wide-identification-characterization-and-expression-profile-of-aquaporin-gene-family-in-flax-linum-usitatissimum
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S M Shivaraj, Rupesh K Deshmukh, Rhitu Rai, Richard Bélanger, Pawan K Agrawal, Prasanta K Dash
Membrane intrinsic proteins (MIPs) form transmembrane channels and facilitate transport of myriad substrates across the cell membrane in many organisms. Majority of plant MIPs have water transporting ability and are commonly referred as aquaporins (AQPs). In the present study, we identified aquaporin coding genes in flax by genome-wide analysis, their structure, function and expression pattern by pan-genome exploration. Cross-genera phylogenetic analysis with known aquaporins from rice, arabidopsis, and poplar showed five subgroups of flax aquaporins representing 16 plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs), 17 tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs), 13 NOD26-like intrinsic proteins (NIPs), 2 small basic intrinsic proteins (SIPs), and 3 uncharacterized intrinsic proteins (XIPs)...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444637/phase-dependent-astroglial-alterations-in-li-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-in-young-rats
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Adriana Fernanda K Vizuete, Matheus Mittmann Hennemann, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves, Diogo Losch de Oliveira
Epilepsy prevalence is high in infancy and in the elderly population. Lithium-pilocarpine is widely used to induce experimental animal models of epilepsy, leading to similar neurochemical and morphological alterations to those observed in temporal lobe epilepsy. As astrocytes have been implicated in epileptic disorders, we hypothesized that specific astroglial changes accompany and contribute to epileptogenesis. Herein, we evaluated time-dependent astroglial alterations in the hippocampus of young (27-day-old) rats at 1, 14 and 56 days after Li-pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE), corresponding to different phases in this model of epilepsy...
April 25, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442425/aquaporin-3-is-down-regulated-in-jejunum-villi-epithelial-cells-during-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-induced-diarrhea-in-mice
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Di Zhang, Kaiqi Zhang, Weiheng Su, Yuan Zhao, Xin Ma, Gong Qian, Guijuan Qu, Zhihua Pei, Shuming Liu, Hongxia Ma
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)-induced diarrhea is a complex pathological process, involving ion channel regulation and water efflux. While the mechanism underlying water efflux in ETEC-induced diarrhea is still largely unknown, aquaporins (AQPs) play important roles in transcellular water movement, but their expression profile has not been demonstrated in the murine small intestine. We identified AQP3 expression in the jejunum, but not the duodenum or ileum, using reverse transcription PCR and western blotting...
April 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439024/nip1-2-is-a-plasma-membrane-localized-transporter-mediating-aluminum-uptake-translocation-and-tolerance-in-arabidopsis
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Yuqi Wang, Ruihong Li, Demou Li, Xiaomin Jia, Dangwei Zhou, Jianyong Li, Sangbom M Lyi, Siyu Hou, Yulan Huang, Leon V Kochian, Jiping Liu
Members of the aquaporin (AQP) family have been suggested to transport aluminum (Al) in plants; however, the Al form transported by AQPs and the roles of AQPs in Al tolerance remain elusive. Here we report that NIP1;2, a plasma membrane-localized member of the Arabidopsis nodulin 26-like intrinsic protein (NIP) subfamily of the AQP family, facilitates Al-malate transport from the root cell wall into the root symplasm, with subsequent Al xylem loading and root-to-shoot translocation, which are critical steps in an internal Al tolerance mechanism in Arabidopsis We found that NIP1;2 transcripts are expressed mainly in the root tips, and that this expression is enhanced by Al but not by other metal stresses...
May 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431985/quercetin-interferes-with-the-fluid-volume-and-receptivity-development-of-the-uterus-in-rats-during-the-peri-implantation-period
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Huma Shahzad, Nelli Giribabu, Kamarulzaman Karim, Normadiah Kassim, Sekaran Muniandy, Kilari Eswar Kumar, Naguib Salleh
HYPOTHESIS: Quercetin could induce changes to the fluid volume and receptivity development of the uterus during peri-implantation period. METHODS: Female rats were treated with quercetin (10, 25 and 50mg/kg/day) subcutaneously beginning from day-1 pregnancy. Uterus was harvested at day-4 (following three days quercetin treatment) for morphological, ultra-structural, protein and mRNA expressional changes and plasma sex-steroid levels analyses. In another cohort of rats, implantation rate was determined at day-6 (following five days quercetin treatment)...
April 18, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412527/aquaporins-as-potential-drought-tolerance-inducing-proteins-toward-instigating-stress-tolerance
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Sajad Majeed Zargar, Preeti Nagar, Rupesh Deshmukh, Muslima Nazir, Aijaz Ahmad Wani, Khalid Zaffar Masoodi, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal
Aquaporins (AQPs) are primarily involved in maintaining cellular water homeostasis. Their role in diverse physiological processes has fascinated plant scientists for more than a decade, particularly concerning abiotic stresses. Increasing examples of evidence in various crop plants indicate that the AQPs are responsible for precise regulation of water movement and consequently play a crucial role in the drought stress tolerance. Since drought is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting agricultural production worldwide, it has become a critical agenda to focus research on the development of drought tolerant crop plants...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405801/urine-exosomes-from-healthy-and-hypertensive-pregnancies-display-elevated-level-of-%C3%AE-subunit-and-cleaved-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-subunits-of-the-epithelial-sodium-channel-enac
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Maria R Nielsen, Britta Frederiksen-Møller, Rikke Zachar, Jan S Jørgensen, Mie R Hansen, Rikke Ydegaard, Per Svenningsen, Kristian Buhl, Boye L Jensen
Preeclampsia is characterized by hypertension, proteinuria, suppression of plasma renin-angiotensin-aldosterone, and impaired urine sodium excretion. Aberrantly filtered plasmin in urine may activate proteolytically the γ-subunit of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and promote Na(+) reabsorption and urine K(+) loss. Plasma and urine was sampled from patients with preeclampsia, healthy pregnant controls and non-pregnant women, and from patients with nephrostomy catheters. Aldosterone concentration, urine plasminogen, and protein were determined...
April 12, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399644/effects-of-gonadectomy-and-testosterone-treatment-on-aquaporin-expression-in-the-kidney-of-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
#18
Su Yi Loh, Nelli Giribabu, Naguib Salleh
We tested the hypothesis that testosterone-induced increase in blood pressure was due to changes in aquaporin (AQP) expression in kidneys. In this study, expression level of kidney AQPs was investigated under testosterone influence. Adult normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) and hypertensive SHR male and female rats underwent gonadectomy. For female rats, testosterone was given for six weeks duration, two weeks following ovariectomy via subcutaneous silastic implant. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) was measured in all the rats after eight weeks via carotid artery cannulation and the rats were then sacrificed and kidneys were harvested for analyses of AQP-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 mRNA and protein expressions by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396190/protective-effect-of-4-methoxy-benzyl-alcohol-on-the-blood-brain-barrier-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Fangyan He, Xiaohua Duan, Rong Dai, Yan Li, Qing Lin
Damage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during the process of cerebral ischemic injury is a key factor that influences the therapeutic efficacy to the cerebral ischemic injury. This work was designed to investigate the mechanisms underlying the protective effects of 4-methoxy benzyl alcohol (4-MA) on the BBB by developing a cerebral ischemia/reperfusion model of rats (MCAO/R). The MCAO/R was developed through a thread embolism method. The neurologic scales, the brain infarct rate, and the Evans blue (EB) contents of the brains were detected...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390076/sugar-and-hexokinase-suppress-expression-of-pip-aquaporins-and-reduce-leaf-hydraulics-that-preserves-leaf-water-potential
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Gilor Kelly, Nir Sade, Adi Doron-Faigenboim, Stephen Lerner, Arava Shatil-Cohen, Yelena Yeselson, Aiman Egbaria, Jayaram Kottapalli, Arthur A Schaffer, Menachem Moshelion, David Granot
Sugars affect central aspects of plant physiology, including photosynthesis, stomatal behavior and the loss of water through the stomata. Yet, the potential effects of sugars on plant aquaporins (AQPs) and water conductance have not been examined. We used database and transcriptional analyses, as well as cellular and whole-plant functional techniques to examine the link between sugar-related genes and AQPs. Database analyses revealed a high level of correlation between the expression of AQPs and that of sugar-related genes, including the Arabidopsis hexokinases 1 (AtHXK1)...
April 8, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
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