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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350437/diffusion-tensor-imaging-mri-of-sickle-cell-kidney-disease-initial-results-and-comparison-with-iron-deposition
#1
Shannon B Donnola, Connie M Piccone, Lan Lu, Joshua Batesole, Jane Little, Katherine M Dell, Chris A Flask
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs in over one-third of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and can progress to end-stage renal disease. Unfortunately, current clinical assessments of kidney function are insensitive to early-stage CKD. Previous studies have shown that diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can sensitively detect regional renal microstructural changes associated with early-stage CKD. However, previous MRI studies in patients with SCD have been largely limited to the detection of renal iron deposition assessed by T2 * relaxometry...
January 19, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325329/-feasibility-of-using-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-evaluate-renal-fibrosis-of-ureteral-obstruction-of-rabbits
#2
T T Zha, Z Y Xing, J Chen, W Xing, J G Zhang, X J Tian
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of blood oxygen level-dependent MR (MR-BOLD) in assessing renal fibrosis of ureteral obstruction of rabbits. Methods: Forty healthy New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into control group (n=8) and unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) group (n=32). The rabbits in the UUO group were subjected to unilateral ureteral obstruction of the left kidney.Coronal T(2) weighted imaging (T(2)WI) and axial BOLD examinations were performed before operation, 2, 4, 6 and 8 W after operation (each subgroup n=8)...
December 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317010/a-new-model-for-fetal-programming-maternal-ramadan-type-fasting-programs-nephrogenesis
#3
M Mohany, N Ashton, A H Harrath, J R Nyengaard, S Y Alomar, S Alwasel
The effect of maternal Ramadan-type fasting (RTF) on the outcome of pregnancy, kidney development and nephron number in male rat offspring was investigated in current study. Pregnant rats were given food and water ad libitum during pregnancy (control) or restricted for 16 h per day (RTF). Kidney structure was examined during fetal life, at birth, and in early and late adulthood. Maternal body weight, food intake, relative food intake and plasma glucose levels were significantly lower (P<0.001) in the RTF group...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315780/high-resolution-hyperpolarized-13-c-mrsi-using-spice-at-9-4t
#4
Hansol Lee, Jae Eun Song, Jaewook Shin, Eunhae Joe, Chan Gyu Joo, Young-Suk Choi, Ho-Taek Song, Dong-Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: To test the feasibility of using the SPICE (SPectroscopic Imaging by exploiting spatiospectral CorrElation) technique, which uses the partial separability of spectroscopic data, for high resolution hyperpolarized (HP) 13 C spectroscopic imaging. METHODS: Numerical simulations were performed to investigate the impact of transient HP signals on SPICE reconstruction. Furthermore, spectroscopic imaging exams from SPICE and conventional EPSI (echo-planar spectroscopic imaging) were simulated for comparison...
January 8, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311252/pazopanib-induced-hypertension-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-is-associated-with-low-urine-excretion-of-no-metabolites
#5
Anne Robdrup Tinning, Camilla Bengtsen, Niels Viggo Jensen, Lars Bastholt, Boye Lagerbon Jensen, Kirsten Madsen
Drugs targeting VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) are often associated with rapid development of hypertension by a yet not fully understood mechanism. VEGF is expressed in renal epithelial cells and stimulates NO production. In the renal medulla, inhibition of NO formation by local L-NAME or by impaired endothelin-1 leads to hypertension. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that VEGF receptor inhibitor treatment leads to hypertension through decreased renal medullary formation of NO and endothelin-1...
January 8, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291378/a-new-use-of-%C3%AE-ala-lys-amca-as-a-transport-reporter-for-pept1-and-pept2-in-renal-brush-border-membrane-vesicles-from-the-outer-cortex-and-outer-medulla
#6
Othman A Alghamdi, Nicola King, Graham L Jones, Pierre D J Moens
Integral membrane proteins PEPT1 and PEPT2 are essential for reabsorbing almost all hydrolysed or filtered di- and tripeptides alongside a wide range of peptidomimetic drugs in the kidney. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential use of the fluorophore-conjugated dipeptide β-Ala-Lys (AMCA) as a biosensor for measuring peptide transport activity in brush border membrane vesicles isolated from the outer cortex (BBMV-OC) and outer medulla (BBMV-OM) (representing PEPT1 and PEPT2 respectively). The vesicles were isolated using a dual magnesium precipitation and centrifugation technique...
December 29, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289980/magnetic-resonance-elastography-can-monitor-changes-in-medullary-stiffness-in-response-to-treatment-in-the-swine-ischemic-kidney
#7
Xin Zhang, Xiangyang Zhu, Christopher Martyn Ferguson, Kai Jiang, Tyson Burningham, Amir Lerman, Lilach Orly Lerman
OBJECTIVE: Low-energy shockwave (SW) therapy attenuates damage in the stenotic kidney (STK) caused by atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS). We hypothesized that magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) would detect attenuation of fibrosis following SW in unilateral ARAS kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Domestic pigs were randomized to control, unilateral ARAS, and ARAS treated with 6 sessions of SW over 3 consecutive weeks (n = 7 each) starting after 3 weeks of ARAS or sham...
December 30, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285423/renal-intercalated-cells-and-blood-pressure-regulation
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Susan M Wall
Type B and non-A, non-B intercalated cells are found within the connecting tubule and the cortical collecting duct. Of these cell types, type B intercalated cells are known to mediate Cl- absorption and HCO3- secretion largely through pendrin-dependent Cl-/HCO3- exchange. This exchange is stimulated by angiotensin II administration and is also stimulated in models of metabolic alkalosis, for instance after aldosterone or NaHCO3 administration. In some rodent models, pendrin-mediated HCO3- secretion modulates acid-base balance...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275598/-feasibility-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-renal-fibrosis-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-in-white-rabbits
#9
J G Zhang, Z Y Xing, T T Zha, X J Tian, S J Xing, X Pan, L Xu, L Pan, W Xing, J Chen
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) to reflect the progression of renal fibrosis (RF) induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rabbits. Methods: Total of 32 New Zealand white rabbits (aged 4-5 months) were used to establish the UUO model (RF group) and were divided into 4 subgroups (including RF-2W group, RF-4W group , RF-6W group and RF-8W group) according to the duration of obstruction(2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks). Another 8 rabbits, underwent sham operation, were used as the control group (Sham group)...
December 5, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251736/pge2-ep1-receptor-inhibits-vasopressin-dependent-water-reabsorption-and-sodium-transport-in-mouse-collecting-duct
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Rania Nasrallah, Joseph Zimpelmann, David Eckert, Jamie Ghossein, Sean Geddes, Jean-Claude Beique, Jean-Francois Thibodeau, Chris R J Kennedy, Kevin D Burns, Richard L Hébert
PGE2 regulates glomerular hemodynamics, renin secretion, and tubular transport. This study examined the contribution of PGE2 EP1 receptors to sodium and water homeostasis. Male EP1-/- mice were bred with hypertensive TTRhRen mice (Htn) to evaluate blood pressure and kidney function at 8 weeks of age in four groups: wildtype (WT), EP1-/-, Htn, HtnEP1-/-. Blood pressure and water balance were unaffected by EP1 deletion. COX1 and mPGE2 synthase were increased and COX2 was decreased in mice lacking EP1, with increases in EP3 and reductions in EP2 and EP4 mRNA throughout the nephron...
December 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237740/grhl2-is-required-for-collecting-duct-epithelial-barrier-function-and-renal-osmoregulation
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Christian Hinze, Janett Ruffert, Katharina Walentin, Nina Himmerkus, Elham Nikpey, Olav Tenstad, Helge Wiig, Kerim Mutig, Zeliha Yesim Yurtdas, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Federica Branchi, Michael Schumann, Sebastian Bachmann, Markus Bleich, Kai M Schmidt-Ott
Collecting ducts make up the distal-most tubular segments of the kidney, extending from the cortex, where they connect to the nephron proper, into the medulla, where they release urine into the renal pelvis. During water deprivation, body water preservation is ensured by the selective transepithelial reabsorption of water into the hypertonic medullary interstitium mediated by collecting ducts. The collecting duct epithelium forms tight junctions composed of barrier-enforcing claudins and exhibits a higher transepithelial resistance than other segments of the renal tubule exhibit...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237738/ascending-vasa-recta-are-angiopoietin-tie2-dependent-lymphatic-like-vessels
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Yael Kenig-Kozlovsky, Rizaldy P Scott, Tuncer Onay, Isabel Anna Carota, Benjamin R Thomson, Hyea Jin Gil, Veronica Ramirez, Shinji Yamaguchi, Christine E Tanna, Stefan Heinen, Christine Wu, Radu V Stan, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Guillermo Oliver, Susan E Quaggin
Urinary concentrating ability is central to mammalian water balance and depends on a medullary osmotic gradient generated by a countercurrent multiplication mechanism. Medullary hyperosmolarity is protected from washout by countercurrent exchange and efficient removal of interstitial fluid resorbed from the loop of Henle and collecting ducts. In most tissues, lymphatic vessels drain excess interstitial fluid back to the venous circulation. However, the renal medulla is devoid of classic lymphatics. Studies have suggested that the fenestrated ascending vasa recta (AVRs) drain the interstitial fluid in this location, but this function has not been conclusively shown...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236342/longitudinal-assessment-of-rabbit-renal-fibrosis-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-using-two-dimensional-susceptibility-weighted-imaging
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Jing-Gang Zhang, Zhao-Yu Xing, Ting-Ting Zha, Xiao-Juan Tian, Ya-Nan Du, Jie Chen, Wei Xing
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that two-dimensional-susceptibility weighted imaging (2D-SWI) could serve as a useful biomarker for differentiating the grade of liver fibrosis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of 2D-SWI in the dynamic quantification of renal fibrosis in a rabbit model. STUDY TYPE: Longitudinal study. ANIMAL MODEL: Twenty-Four New Zealand White Rabbits including control group (n = 4); and renal fibrosis group (n = 20), by means of a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236240/effects-of-small-molecules-water-that-may-retard-kidney-stone-formation
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Yang Li, Jichuan Pan, Yue Zhang, Yangtao Chang, Xiaoxiong Yang, Baoyu Yang, Xu Mao, Zhonghui Wang, Bing Gao, Xiuli Lu
PURPOSE: Water intake is important for preventing kidney stones. Small molecules water is a more active restructured water under magnetic field. Here, we studied the relation between small molecules water and crystal formation in the rat kidney. MATERIALS: The small molecules water was prepared by a water machine providing a 0.8-T magnetic field. Calcium oxalate crystals were induced by 0.75% EG (ethylene glycol) in male Sprague-Dawley rats by drinking small molecules water and plain water for up to 6 weeks, respectively...
December 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236055/hyaluronan-production-by-renomedullary-interstitial-cells-influence-of-endothelin-angiotensin-ii-and-vasopressin
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Sara Stridh, Fredrik Palm, Tomoko Takahashi, Mayumi Ikegami-Kawai, Malou Friederich-Persson, Peter Hansell
The content of hyaluronan (HA) in the interstitium of the renal medulla changes in relation to body hydration status. We investigated if hormones of central importance for body fluid homeostasis affect HA production by renomedullary interstitial cells in culture (RMICs). Simultaneous treatment with vasopressin and angiotensin II (Ang II) reduced HA by 69%. No change occurred in the mRNA expressions of hyaluronan synthase 2 (HAS2) or hyaluronidases (Hyals), while Hyal activity in the supernatant increased by 67% and CD44 expression reduced by 42%...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223554/oral-administration-of-nigella-sativa-oil-and-thymoquinone-attenuates-long-term-cisplatin-treatment-induced-toxicity-and-oxidative-damage-in-rat-kidney
#16
Zeba Farooqui, Faaiza Shahid, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Farah Khan
Cisplatin (CP) is an effective anti-cancer drug which causes remarkable toxicity to the kidney, particularly to proximal tubules, by generating reactive oxygen species. Nigella sativa (NS), commonly known as "black cumin" reduces the progression of various kidney disorders. Thymoquinone (TQ), the major bioactive constituent of NS seeds, has been credited for various pharmacological effects of NS. Since, a typical clinical CP dosing regimen involves CP administration in multiple cycles over a long time duration, hence the present study aimed to evaluate the renoprotective efficacy of NS oil and TQ against multiple dose CP treatment induced deleterious biochemical and histological alterations in rat kidney...
December 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217491/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-renal-fibrosis-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-preliminary-study
#17
Wei Mao, Jianjun Zhou, Mengsu Zeng, Yuqin Ding, Lijie Qu, Caizhong Chen, Xiaoqiang Ding, Yaqiong Wang, Caixia Fu, Feng Gu
PURPOSE: To investigate the potential of Intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging(IVIM-DWI) for the assessment of renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD), using histopathology as a reference standard. METHODS: Eighty-five CKD patients and twenty healthy volunteers were recruited in this study. IVIM-DWI was performed in all of the participants, and all of the CKD patients underwent renal biopsy. The mean values of the true diffusion coefficient (D), pseudo diffusion coefficient (D*) and perfusion fraction (f) in the renal cortex and medulla were compared between the CKD patients and healthy volunteers...
December 4, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212817/casr-signaling-down-regulates-aqp2-expression-via-a-novel-microrna-pathway-in-pendrin-and-nacl-cotransporter-knockout-mice
#18
Marianna Ranieri, Kamyar Zahedi, Grazia Tamma, Mariangela Centrone, Annarita Di Mise, Manoocher Soleimani, Giovanna Valenti
High concentrations of urinary calcium counteract vasopressin action via the activation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) that is expressed in the luminal membrane of collecting duct cells, which impairs the trafficking of aquaporin-2 (AQP2). Pendrin/NaCl cotransporter double-knockout (dKO) mice display significant calcium wasting and develop severe volume depletion, despite increased circulating vasopressin levels. We hypothesized that the CaSR-mediated impairment of AQP2 expression/trafficking underlies vasopressin resistance in dKO mice...
December 6, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202179/extensively-reorganized-systemic-lymph-nodes-provide-a-feasible-environment-for-self-reactivity-in-lupus-prone-nzb-nzw-f1-mice
#19
Yoichi Kurosawa, Madoka Ozawa, Yasuhiro Kanda, Arata Takeuchi, Toshihiko Kawamura, Ichiei Narita, Tomoya Katakai
Lymphadenopathy is a frequently observed symptom in systemic lupus erythematosus, although the immunological role of lymph nodes (LNs) in systemic autoimmunity remains largely unknown. Here, we performed comprehensive and systematic analyses of LNs in lupus-prone NZB × NZW F1 (BWF1) mice, demonstrating extensive tissue reorganization of the systemic LNs with follicular expansion, hyper germinal center (GC) formation, atrophy of the paracortical T cell area, and expansion of the medulla in aged BWF1 mice bearing glomerulonephritis...
November 30, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201052/rapid-action-of-aldosterone-on-protein-levels-of-sodium-hydrogen-exchangers-and-protein-kinase-c-beta-isoforms-in-rat-kidney
#20
Somchit Eiam-Ong, Mookda Chaipipat, Krissanapong Manotham, Somchai Eiam-Ong
Previous in vitro studies demonstrated that aldosterone rapidly activates sodium-hydrogen exchangers 1 and 3 (NHE 1 and 3). In vitro investigations revealed that protein kinase C (PKC) regulates NHE properties. We previously demonstrated that aldosterone rapidly enhances PKCα protein abundance in the rat kidney. There are no reports of renal PKCβ (I and II) protein levels related to the regulation by aldosterone. There are also no in vivo data regarding the rapid effects of aldosterone on renal protein levels of NHE (1 and 3) and PKCβ (I and II), simultaneously...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
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