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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446807/increased-blood-pressure-in-nesfatin-nuclebindin-2-transgenic-mice
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Yusaku Mori, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Hideki Kushima, Munenori Hiromura, Michishige Terasaki, Michitaka Tanaka, Aya Osaki, Tsutomu Hirano
Nesfatin/nucleobindin-2 (nesf/NUCB2), a precursor of the anorexigenic protein nesfatin-1, is selectively expressed in the hypothalamic nuclei, which are central to the regulation of the autonomic nervous system. The present study sought to investigate the involvement of nesf/NUCB2 in the regulation of blood pressure and ingestive behavior, by using nesf/NUCB2-transgenic (Tg) mice. Blood pressure and heart rates were measured under conscious and unconscious conditions. Twenty-four-hour water intake and urine volume of male nesf/NUCB2-Tg mice and their littermates in metabolic cages were measured...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439468/a-link-between-central-kynurenine-metabolism-and-bone-strength-in-rats-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#2
Bartlomiej Kalaska, Krystyna Pawlak, Ewa Oksztulska-Kolanek, Tomasz Domaniewski, Beata Znorko, Malgorzata Karbowska, Aleksandra Citkowska, Joanna Rogalska, Alicja Roszczenko, Malgorzata M Brzoska, Dariusz Pawlak
BACKGROUND: Disturbances in mineral and bone metabolism represent one of the most complex complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serotonin, a monoamine synthesized from tryptophan, may play a potential role in bone metabolism. Brain-derived serotonin exerts a positive effect on the bone structure by limiting bone resorption and enhancing bone formation. Tryptophan is the precursor not only to the serotonin but also and primarily to kynurenine metabolites. The ultimate aim of the present study was to determine the association between central kynurenine metabolism and biomechanical as well as geometrical properties of bone in the experimental model of the early stage of CKD...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427900/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-kiss1-in-brandt-s-voles-lasiopodomys-brandtii
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Yan Chen, Lan Liu, Zhengguang Li, Dawei Wang, Ning Li, Ying Song, Cong Guo, Xiaohui Liu
Kisspeptin, encoded by kiss1, has been regarded as a major modulator of mammalian puberty and fertility due to its stimulation on GnRH. Brandt's vole is one of the main pest species on the Inner Mongolian steppes for its striking reproductive capacity and kiss1 is a key candidate gene related to reproductive regulatory cascades. In this study, kiss1 cDNA was cloned from the hypothalamus of Brandt's voles and kiss1 mRNA levels were investigated in different tissues, and at different developmental stages, using high-throughput real-time PCR...
April 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283578/molecular-identification-and-functional-analysis-of-ctrp9-in-epinephelus-coioides
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Guokun Yang, Chaobin Qin, Bin Wang, Jirong Jia, Xi Yuan, Caiyun Sun, Wensheng Li
CTRP9 is a member of the C1q/TNF-related protein (CTRP) superfamily and has been studied in mammals, while the comparative studies of CTRP9 in non-mammalian species are still absent. In this study, CTRP9 was isolated and characterized from the orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides). The full length cDNA of CTRP9 was 1378 bp in size with ORF (open reading frame) of 1020 bp which encods a 339 amino acids preprohormone. The mRNA expression of CTRP9 showed a rather high level in the kidney and brain, but low level in other tissues...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279755/purinergic-p2-receptors-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus-are-involved-in-hyperosmotic-induced-sympathoexcitation
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H C Ferreira-Neto, I M R Ribeiro, T S Moreira, S T Yao, V R Antunes
Increases in plasma osmolality activates the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) which in turn mounts a physiological response by increasing the release of arginine vasopressin and sympathetic nerve activity to end organs such as the kidney. The PVN expresses an abundance of purinergic receptors including P2X2 receptors. In the present study, we sought to determine (1) whether P2X2-expressing PVN neurons are activated by hypertonic saline or hypertonic mannitol and (2) what effects P2X receptor blockade has on sympathetic nerve activation mediated by a hyperosmotic stimulus...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273060/mc4r-dependent-suppression-of-appetite-by-bone-derived-lipocalin-2
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Ioanna Mosialou, Steven Shikhel, Jian-Min Liu, Antonio Maurizi, Na Luo, Zhenyan He, Yiru Huang, Haihong Zong, Richard A Friedman, Jonathan Barasch, Patricia Lanzano, Liyong Deng, Rudolph L Leibel, Mishaela Rubin, Thomas Nicholas, Wendy Chung, Lori M Zeltser, Kevin W Williams, Jeffrey E Pessin, Stavroula Kousteni
Bone has recently emerged as a pleiotropic endocrine organ that secretes at least two hormones, FGF23 and osteocalcin, which regulate kidney function and glucose homeostasis, respectively. These findings have raised the question of whether other bone-derived hormones exist and what their potential functions are. Here we identify, through molecular and genetic analyses in mice, lipocalin 2 (LCN2) as an osteoblast-enriched, secreted protein. Loss- and gain-of-function experiments in mice demonstrate that osteoblast-derived LCN2 maintains glucose homeostasis by inducing insulin secretion and improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity...
March 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243943/fluoride-alteration-of-3-h-glucose-uptake-in-wistar-rat-brain-and-peripheral-tissues
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Anna Rogalska, Katarzyna Kuter, Aleksandra Żelazko, Anna Głogowska-Gruszka, Elżbieta Świętochowska, Przemysław Nowak
The present study was designed to investigate the role of postnatal fluoride intake on [3H]glucose uptake and transport in rat brain and peripheral tissues. Sodium fluoride (NaF) in a concentration of 10 or 50 ppm was added to the drinking water of adult Wistar rats. The control group received distilled water. After 4 weeks, respective plasma fluoride levels were 0.0541 ± 0.0135 μg/ml (control), 0.0596 ± 0.0202 μg/ml (10 ppm), and 0.0823 ± 0.0199 μg/ml (50 ppm). Although plasma glucose levels were not altered in any group, the plasma insulin level in the fluoride (50 ppm) group was elevated (0...
April 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224417/neuroanatomical-circuitry-between-kidney-and-rostral-elements-of-brain-a-virally-mediated-transsynaptic-tracing-study-in-mice
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Ye-Ting Zhou, Zhi-Gang He, Tao-Tao Liu, Mao-Hui Feng, Ding-Yu Zhang, Hong-Bing Xiang
The identity of higher-order neurons and circuits playing an associative role to control renal function is not well understood. We identified specific neural populations of rostral elements of brain regions that project multisynaptically to the kidneys in 3-6 days after injecting a retrograde tracer pseudorabies virus (PRV)-614 into kidney of 13 adult male C57BL/6J strain mice. PRV-614 infected neurons were detected in a number of mesencephalic (e.g. central amygdala nucleus), telencephalic regions and motor cortex...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169028/linking-cortisol-response-with-gene-expression-in-fish-exposed-to-gold-nanoparticles
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M Teles, A M V M Soares, L Tort, L Guimarães, M Oliveira
Fish exposure to environmental stressors (e.g. chemicals, hypoxia, temperature) induce responses enabling them to cope with alterations in their environment. A stress response involves a wide array of changes, from molecular to physiological and behavioural, set to counteract the effect of the stressor and recover homeostatic equilibrium. Among other processes, there is activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) axis, resulting in stimulation of the steroidogenic pathway and release of cortisol, important mediator of the adaptive response to stress...
April 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086803/compendium-of-tcdd-mediated-transcriptomic-response-datasets-in-mammalian-model-systems
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Stephenie D Prokopec, Kathleen E Houlahan, Ren X Sun, John D Watson, Cindy Q Yao, Jamie Lee, Christine P'ng, Renee Pang, Alexander H Wu, Lauren C Chong, Ashley B Smith, Nicholas J Harding, Ivy D Moffat, Jere Lindén, Sanna Lensu, Allan B Okey, Raimo Pohjanvirta, Paul C Boutros
BACKGROUND: 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is the most potent congener of the dioxin class of environmental contaminants. Exposure to TCDD causes a wide range of toxic outcomes, ranging from chloracne to acute lethality. The severity of toxicity is highly dependent on the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Binding of TCDD to the AHR leads to changes in transcription of numerous genes. Studies evaluating the transcriptional changes brought on by TCDD may provide valuable insight into the role of the AHR in human health and disease...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008190/central-diabetes-insipidus
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Arima, Yoshinori Azuma, Yoshiaki Morishita, Daisuke Hagiwara
Central diabetes insipidus (CDI), characterized by polyuria and polydipsia, is caused by deficiency of arginine vasopressin (AVP), an antidiuretic hormone which acts on V2 receptors in kidney to promote reabsorption of free water. CDI is classified into three subtypes; idiopathic, secondary and familial. A previous study suggests that infundibulo-neurohypophysitis might be an underlying cause of idiopathic CDI. Among secondary CDI, the tumors in the central nervous system such as craniopharyngioma and germ cell tumors are the most frequent causes...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835825/a-useful-pet-probe-11-c-bu99008-with-ultra-high-specific-radioactivity-for-small-animal-pet-imaging-of-i2-imidazoline-receptors-in-the-hypothalamus
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Kazunori Kawamura, Yoko Shimoda, Joji Yui, Yiding Zhang, Tomoteru Yamasaki, Hidekatsu Wakizaka, Akiko Hatori, Lin Xie, Katsushi Kumata, Masayuki Fujinaga, Masanao Ogawa, Yusuke Kurihara, Nobuki Nengaki, Ming-Rong Zhang
INTRODUCTION: A positron emission tomography (PET) probe with ultra-high specific radioactivity (SA) enables measuring high receptor specific binding in brain regions by avoiding mass effect of the PET probe itself. It has been reported that PET probe with ultra-high SA can detect small change caused by endogenous or exogenous ligand. Recently, Kealey et al. developed [(11)C]BU99008, a more potent PET probe for I2-imidazoline receptors (I2Rs) imaging, with a conventional SA (mean 76GBq/μmol) showed higher specific binding in the brain...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784697/outside-the-mainstream-novel-collecting-duct-proteins-regulating-water-balance
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REVIEW
Shamma S Rahman, Erika I Boesen
Body water balance is critical to survival and, therefore, very tightly regulated by the hypothalamus and kidney. A key mechanism involved in this process, the arginine vasopressin-mediated phosphorylation and apical membrane insertion of aquaporin 2 in the collecting duct, has been extensively studied; however, with the increased availability of conditional knockout animals, several novel collecting duct proteins have recently been implicated in water homeostasis. In this Mini-Review, we briefly discuss these novel proteins and their roles in the regulation of water homeostasis...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729205/renal-denervation-enhances-gaba-ergic-input-into-the-pvn-leading-to-blood-pressure-lowering-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
REVIEW
Masaaki Nishihara, Ko Takesue, Yoshitaka Hirooka
OBJECTIVE: Sympathoexcitation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) in the brain controls sympathetic outflow through γ-amino butyric acid (GABA)-ergic mechanisms. Renal denervation (RDN) exerts a long-term antihypertensive effect in hypertension with CKD; however, the effects of RDN on sympathetic nerve activity and GABA-ergic modulation in the PVN are not clear...
October 4, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681561/deletion-of-proton-sensing-receptor-gpr4-associates-with-lower-blood-pressure-and-lower-binding-of-angiotensin-ii-receptor-in-sfo
#15
Xuming Sun, Ellen Tommasi, Doris Molina, Renu Sah, K Bridget Brosnihan, Debra Diz, Snezana Petrovic
Diets rich in grains and meat and low in fruits and vegetables (acid-producing diets) associate with incident hypertension, whereas vegetarian diets associate with lower blood pressure (BP). However, the pathways that sense and mediate the effects of acid-producing diets on BP are unknown. Here, we examined the impact of the deletion of an acid sensor GPR4 on BP. GPR4 is a proton-sensing G protein-coupled receptor and an acid sensor in brain, kidney, and blood vessels. We found that GPR4 mRNA was higher in subfornical organ (SFO) than other brain regions...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650065/apelin-apj-system-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-diabetes-and-its-complications
#16
REVIEW
Haoliang Hu, Lu He, Lanfang Li, Linxi Chen
The G-protein-coupled receptor APJ and its endogenous ligand apelin are widely expressed in many peripheral tissues and central nervous system, including adipose tissue, skeletal muscles and hypothalamus. Apelin/APJ system, involved in numerous physiological functions like angiogenesis, fluid homeostasis and energy metabolism regulation, is notably implicated in the development of different pathologies such as diabetes and its complications. Increasing evidence suggests that apelin regulates insulin sensitivity, stimulates glucose utilization and enhances brown adipogenesis in different tissues associated with diabetes...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626491/delineation-of-the-central-melanocortin-circuitry-controlling-the-kidneys-by-a-virally-mediated-transsynaptic-tracing-study-in-transgenic-mouse-model
#17
Tao Tao Liu, Bao Wen Liu, Zhi Gang He, Li Feng, San Guang Liu, Hong Bing Xiang
To examine if brain neurons involved in the efferent control of the kidneys possess melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4-R) and/or tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH). Retrograde tracing pseudorabies virus (PRV)-614 was injected into the kidneys in adult male MC4R-green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic mice. After a survival time of 3-7 days, spinal cord and brain were removed and sectioned, and processed for PRV-614 visualization. The neurochemical phenotype of PRV-614-positive neurons was identified using double or triple immunocytochemical labeling against PRV-614, MC4R, or TPH...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527558/integration-of-renal-sensory-afferents-at-the-level-of-the-paraventricular-nucleus-dictating-sympathetic-outflow
#18
REVIEW
Hong Zheng, Kaushik P Patel
The sympathetic nervous system has been identified as a major contributor to the pathophysiology of chronic heart failure (CHF) and other diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, both in experimental animal models and patients. The kidneys have a dense afferent sensory innervation positioning it to be the origin of multimodal input to the central nervous system. Afferent renal nerve (ARN) signals are centrally integrated, and their activation results in a general increase in sympathetic tone, which is directed toward the kidneys as well as other peripheral organs innervated by the sympathetic nerves...
May 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450151/the-role-of-food-intake-regulating-peptides-in-cardiovascular-regulation
#19
REVIEW
B Mikulášková, L Maletínská, J Zicha, J Kuneš
Obesity is a risk factor that worsens cardiovascular events leading to higher morbidity and mortality. However, the exact mechanisms of relation between obesity and cardiovascular events are unclear. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that pharmacological therapy for obesity has great potential to improve some cardiovascular problems. Therefore, it is important to determine the common mechanisms regulating both food intake and blood pressure. Several hormones produced by peripheral tissues work together with neuropeptides involved in the regulation of both food intake and blood pressure...
November 15, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364478/trpv4-is-associated-with-central-rather-than-nephrogenic-osmoregulation
#20
Sylvie Janas, François Seghers, Olivier Schakman, Mohammad Alsady, Peter Deen, Joris Vriens, Fadel Tissir, Bernd Nilius, Johannes Loffing, Philippe Gailly, Olivier Devuyst
TRPV4 is a polymodal cation channel expressed in osmosensitive neurons of the hypothalamus and in the mammalian nephron. The segmental distribution and role(s) of TRPV4 in osmoregulation remain debated. We investigated the renal distribution pattern of TRPV4 and the functional consequences of its disruption in mouse models. Using qPCR on microdissected segments, immunohistochemistry, and a LacZ reporter mouse, we found that TRPV4 is abundantly expressed in the proximal tubule, the late distal convoluted tubule, and throughout the connecting tubule and collecting duct, including principal and intercalated cells...
September 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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