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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732436/downregulation-of-aquaporin3-in-systemic-sclerosis-dermal-fibroblasts
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Bahman Yousefi, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Abdolfattah Sarafnejad, Elham Karimizadeh, Elham Farhadi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Hoda Kavosi, Saeed Aslani, Farhad Gharibdoost
Skin dryness and thickening are hallmarks of systemic sclerosis (SSc) disease. Aquaporins (AQPs) are plasma membrane proteins that transport glycerol and water, resulting in water retention and skin hydration. Expression of AQPs has been evaluated in human normal skin. However, expression of these proteins in SSc dermal fibroblasts has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to assess the expression profile of AQPs in dermal fibroblasts of SSc patients. Fibroblast cells were extracted from SSc and healthy skin biopsies and characterized using fibroblast surface protein antibody...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730113/increased-aquaporin-1-levels-in-lens-epithelial-cells-with-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
#2
Lei Cheng, Bing Long, Xin-Xing Guo, Li-Xin Li, Yue Xu, Lin-Lin Hao, Dan-Ying Zheng, Bing Cheng, Xing Liu
AIM: To determine the levels of aquaporin-1 (AQP-1) in the lens epithelial cells (LECs) of primary glaucoma and to clarify its correlation with lens thickness. METHODS: This study comprised 64 eyes of 64 patients with primary glaucoma, who were divided into 3 groups: 25 eyes of 25 patients with acute primary angle-closure glaucoma (APACG), 19 eyes of 19 patients with chronic primary angle-closure glaucoma (CPACG) and 20 eyes of 20 patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718791/relationship-between-aging-related-skin-dryness-and-aquaporins
#3
Nobutomo Ikarashi, Risako Kon, Miho Kaneko, Nanaho Mizukami, Yoshiki Kusunoki, Kiyoshi Sugiyama
Skin function deteriorates with aging, and the dermal water content decreases. In this study, we have analyzed the mechanism of aging-related skin dryness focusing on aquaporins (AQPs), which are the water channels. Mice aged 3 and 20 months were designated as young and aged mice, respectively, to be used in the experiments. No differences were observed in transepidermal water loss between the young mice and aged mice. However, the dermal water content in aged mice was significantly lower than that in young mice, thus showing skin dryness...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715131/transcriptome-analysis-suggests-a-role-for-the-differential-expression-of-cerebral-aquaporins-and-the-mapk-signalling-pathway-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#4
Mootaz M Salman, Mariam A Sheilabi, Dev Bhattacharyya, Philip Kitchen, Alex C Conner, Roslyn M Bill, M Nicola Woodroofe, Matthew T Conner, Alessandra P Princivalle
Epilepsies are common disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), affecting up to 2% of the global population. Pharmaco-resistance is a major clinical challenge affecting about 30% of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients. Water homeostasis has been shown crucial for regulation of neuronal excitability. The control of water movement is achieved through a family of small integral membrane channel proteins called aquaporins (AQPs). Despite the fact that changes in water homeostasis occur in sclerotic hippocampi of people with TLE, the expression of AQPs in the epileptic brain is not fully characterised...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713996/downregulation-of-aqp2-in-the-anterior-vaginal-wall-is-associated-with-the-pathogenesis-of-female-stress-urinary-incontinence
#5
Zujuan Zhang, Pan Xu, Zhenwei Xie, Fengxian Shen, Ning Chen, Liming Yu, Ronghuan He
The pathogenesis of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is unclear. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of transmembrane proteins that transport water and small solutes, including glycerol, across cell membranes. AQPs have been demonstrated to serve a role in skin hydration, cellular proliferation, migration, immunity, wound healing and vascular remodeling in multiple organs. Furthermore, studies have confirmed that abnormal synthesis and degradation of collagens in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling contributes to SUI, by altering normal tissue architecture and mechanical properties...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708257/aquaporin1-and-3-modification-as-a-result-of-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell
#6
Adriana Carol Eleonora Graziano, Rosanna Avola, Giovanna Pannuzzo, Venera Cardile
Chondrocytes are cells of articular cartilage particularly sensitive to water transport and ionic and osmotic changes from extracellular environment and responsible for the production of the synovial fluid. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of water and small solute transport channel proteins identified in several tissues, involved in physiological pathways and in manifold human diseases. In a recent period, AQP1 and 3 seem to have a role in metabolic water regulation in articular cartilage of load bearing joints...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692350/the-muscular-dystrophic-chicken-is-hypernatremic
#7
N Saito, H Hirayama, K Yoshimura, Y Atsumi, M Mizutani, K Kinoshita, A Fujiwara, T Namikawa
1. The WWP1 gene, the mutation of which causes muscular dystrophy in chickens, is expressed not only in the pectoral muscle, but also in a number of tissues such as the kidney. Therefore, this study examined some parameters related to kidney function in muscular dystrophic (MD) chickens. 2. Plasma osmolality, Na(+) and K(+) concentrations, aldosterone levels, and the expression of aquaporin (AQP) 2, AQP3, and α subunits of the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (αENaC) were analysed in the kidneys of 5-week-old MD chickens and White Leghorn (WL) chickens under physiological conditions or after one day of water deprivation...
July 10, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684113/sericin-improves-heart-and-liver-mitochondrial-architecture-in-hypercholesterolaemic-rats-and-maintains-pancreatic-and-adrenal-cell-biosynthesis
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Sumate Ampawong, Duangnate Isarangkul, Pornanong Aramwit
Hypercholesterolaemia is well known to be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, subsequently leading to multiple organ failure. Similar to other natural products, sericin is a candidate for adjunctive therapy in hyperlipidaemic conditions. However, the cholesterol-lowering mechanisms of sericin are multifactorial and controversial. Here, a high-cholesterol-fed rat model with or without sericin treatment was established using a dosage of 1,000mg/kg/day for 30 days. Blood lipid profiles, oxidative stress markers (superoxide dismutase, SOD; malondialdehyde, MDA; nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor, Nrf-2), dysmorphic mitochondria in relation to fission (dynamin-related protein-1; Drp-1) and fusion (guanosine triphosphatase mutated in dominant optic atrophy; OPA-1) markers and biosynthetic markers (aquaporin, AQP-1; tubulin-4β, Tb4B) in the pancreas and adrenal gland were evaluated...
July 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680052/hyperosmolarity-induced-aqp5-upregulation-promotes-inflammation-and-cell-death-via-jnk1-2-activation-in-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
#9
Yueping Ren, Huihui Lu, Peter S Reinach, Qinxiang Zheng, Jinyang Li, Qiufan Tan, Hanlei Zhu, Wei Chen
Tear film hyperosmolarity and anterior ocular inflammation are two clinical signs that may be indicative of dry eye disease (DED). This condition can cause pathological and functional changes to the anterior ocular surface tissues. A contributing factor may be dysfunctional aquaporin 5 (AQP5) water channels as they are the AQP subtype that expressed in the corneal epithelium and contribute to fluid efflux needed for corneal function. We determined if described hyperosmolarity-induced increases in proinflammatory cytokine expression and cell death are mediated through AQP5 upregulation and JNK1/2 MAPK signaling activation in both primary human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs), and in a HCEC line...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649202/neuronal-chemosensation-and-osmotic-stress-response-converge-in-the-regulation-of-aqp-8-in-c-elegans
#10
Carla Igual Gil, Mirko Jarius, Jens P von Kries, Anne-Katrin Rohlfing
Aquaporins occupy an essential role in sustaining the salt/water balance in various cells types and tissues. Here, we present new insights into aqp-8 expression and regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans. We show, that upon exposure to osmotic stress, aqp-8 exhibits a distinct expression pattern within the excretory cell compared to other C. elegans aquaporins expressed. This expression is correlated to the osmolarity of the surrounding medium and can be activated physiologically by osmotic stress or genetically in mutants with constitutively active osmotic stress response...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648105/abnormal-distribution-of-aqp4-in-minor-salivary-glands-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients
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Margherita Sisto, Loredana Lorusso, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Beatrice Nico, Domenico Ribatti, Simona Ruggieri, Dario Domenico Lofrumento, Sabrina Lisi
A decreased saliva production occurs in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), an autoimmune disease characterized by oral and ocular dryness due to dysfunction of the lacrimal and salivary glands (SGs). Since water movement is involved in saliva secretion, the expression, localization, and function of the water channels aquaporins (AQPs) have been extensively studied in SGs. To date, the presence of AQP4 remains controversial and ambiguous in human SGs. We investigated by immunohistochemistry, high-resolution confocal microscopy and quantitative image analysis, Western blot and real-time RT-PCR, the presence of the AQP4 gene, and the distribution of AQP4 protein in healthy controls and pSS SG biopsies...
June 24, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646139/genome-wide-identification-of-major-intrinsic-proteins-in-glycine-soja-and-characterization-of-gmtip2-1-function-under-salt-and-water-stress
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Da-Yong Zhang, Manoj Kumar, Ling Xu, Qun Wan, Yi-Hong Huang, Zhao-Long Xu, Xiao-Lan He, Jin-Biao Ma, Girdhar K Pandey, Hong-Bo Shao
In different plant species, aquaporins (AQPs) facilitate water movement by regulating root hydraulic conductivity under diverse stress conditions such as salt and water stresses. To improve survival and yield of crop plants, a detailed understanding of stress responses is imperative and required. We used Glycine soja genome as a tool to study AQPs, considering it shows abundant genetic diversity and higher salt environment tolerance features and identified 62 Gs AQP genes. Additionally, this study identifies major aquaporins responsive to salt and drought stresses in soybean and elucidates their mode of action through yeast two-hybrid assay and BiFC...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645746/cortical-aquaporin-4-in-relation-to-brain-oedema-and-neurological-function-of-cortical-cryo-injured-mice
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Edmond Jonathan Gandham, Prabhakaran Vasudevan, Ranjith K Moorthy, Kesavan Narasimhan, Muthukumar Murthy, Grace Rebekah, Vedantam Rajshekhar
To estimate the spatial and temporal expression of Aquaporin-4 (AQP-4) in a murine model of automated cerebral cryoinjury and correlate AQP-4 expression with development of brain oedema and neurological function. AQP-4 levels were determined quantitatively by Western blots at site of injury and at sites adjacent to and distant from injury in brains of cryoinjured (experimental) (n=18), sham injured (n=18) & normal mice at 24, 48, 72h post injury. AQP-4 expression was correlated with percentage water content of brain, Neurological Severity Score (NSS) and rotarod scores...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645524/orientin-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat-model-through-the-aqp-4-and-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#14
Xiaoru Wang, Fang An, Shulin Wang, Zexin An, Shuhua Wang
BACKGROUND: Orientin has been reported to have extensive pharmaceutical effects of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antithrombosis, antiapoptosis, and so on. In the present study, we tried to investigate the protective effects of orientin on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury and explored the possible mechanisms. METHODS: Middle cerebral artery occlusion rat model was established and then treated with low, middle, and high concentrations of orientin, respectively, with edaravone as a positive control...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645205/aquaporin-positron-emission-tomography-differentiates-between-grade-iii-and-iv-human-astrocytoma
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Yuji Suzuki, Yukihiro Nakamura, Kenichi Yamada, Satoshi Kurabe, Kouichirou Okamoto, Hiroshi Aoki, Hiroki Kitaura, Akiyoshi Kakita, Yukihiko Fujii, Vincent J Huber, Hironaka Igarashi, Ingrid L Kwee, Tsutomu Nakada
BACKGROUND: Aquaporin (AQP) water channels play a significant role in mesenchymal microvascular proliferation and infiltrative growth. AQPs are highly expressed in malignant astrocytomas, and a positive correlation is observed between their expression levels and histological tumor grade. OBJECTIVE: To examine the utility of aquaporin positron emission tomography (PET) for differentiating between astrocytoma grade III and grade IV using the AQP radioligand [ 11 C]TGN-020...
June 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640199/the-role-of-peripheral-cns-directed-antibodies-in-promoting-inflammatory-cns-demyelination
#16
REVIEW
Silke Kinzel, Martin S Weber
In central nervous system (CNS) demyelinating disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and related NMO-spectrum disorders (NMO-SD), a pathogenic role for antibodies is primarily projected into enhancing ongoing CNS inflammation by directly binding to target antigens within the CNS. This scenario is supported at least in part, by antibodies in conjunction with complement activation in the majority of MS lesions and by deposition of anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP-4) antibodies in areas of astrocyte loss in patients with classical NMO...
June 22, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638927/-involvement-of-aquaporin-4-in-synaptic-plasticity-learning-and-memory
#17
Xin Wu, Jian-Feng Gao
Aquaporin-4 (AQP-4) is the predominant water channel in the central nervous system (CNS) and primarily expressed in astrocytes. Astrocytes have been generally believed to play important roles in regulating synaptic plasticity and information processing. However, the role of AQP-4 in regulating synaptic plasticity, learning and memory, cognitive function is only beginning to be investigated. It is well known that synaptic plasticity is the prime candidate for mediating of learning and memory. Long term potentiation (LTP) and long term depression (LTD) are two forms of synaptic plasticity, and they share some but not all the properties and mechanisms...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638886/mechanisms-of-coix-seed-compositions-in-the-treatment-of-spleen-deficiency-and-wet-dampness-zheng
#18
Xiaochun Han, Xuming Ji, Haijun Zhao, Yanan Zhang, Guowei Liu, Yanfang Wang, Wenxiao Zhao, Shijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Coix seed has the functions of fortifying the spleen and inhibiting the dampness. However, it remains unclear which Coix seed compositions is responsible for these functions. Previous investigations have revealed that the main compositions of Coix seed are proteins, polysaccharides, oils and starches. The objectives of this study are to explore which is the most effective compositions in fortifying the spleen and examine how Coix seed works in regulating the water transport on the spleen deficiency and wet dampness (SDWD) rat model...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633427/genotypic-variation-in-tolerance-to-drought-stress-is-highly-coordinated-with-hydraulic-conductivity-photosynthesis-interplay-and-aquaporin-expression-in-field-grown-mulberry-morus-spp
#19
Kanubothula Sitarami Reddy, Kalva Madhana Sekhar, Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy
Hydraulic conductivity quantifies the efficiency of a plant to transport water from root to shoot and is a major constriction on leaf gas exchange physiology. Mulberry (Morus spp.) is the most economically important crop for sericulture industry. In this study, we demonstrate a finely coordinated control of hydraulic dynamics on leaf gas exchange characteristics in 1-year-old field-grown mulberry genotypes (Selection-13 (S13); Kollegal Local (KL) and Kanva-2 (K2)) subjected to water stress by withholding water for 20 days and subsequent recovery for 7 days...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632458/aquaporins-novel-targets-for-age-related-ocular-disorders
#20
Rajkumar Patil, Haishan Wang, Najam A Sharif, Alok Mitra
Aquaporins (AQPs), a large family of membrane protein channels that facilitate transport of water and other small solutes, play important roles in physiological functions and human diseases. Up till now, 13 types of AQPs, numbered 0 through 12, have been identified in various mammalian tissues. Homologous genes for AQPs in amphibians, insects, and bacteria highlight the evolutionary conservation and, thus, the importance of these membrane channels. Many members of the AQP family are expressed in the eye. AQP1, which is a water-selective channel, is expressed in the anterior chamber (cornea, ciliary body, trabecular meshwork) and posterior chamber (retina and microvessels in choroid), controlling the fluid homeostasis in the eye...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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