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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922660/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-altered-renal-metabolism-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Zhengjun Wang, Qiong Sun, Na Sun, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The kidney plays a critical role in the control of blood pressure and its elevation in salt-induced hypertension. Mitochondrial dysfunction, especially in energy metabolism, has been associated with hypertension. Here, we aimed to investigate mitochondrial function and metabolic features in renal mitochondria of Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats to gain further insight into the relationship between mitochondrial metabolism and predisposition to hypertension. METHODS: In this study, SS rats fed low-salt (LS) or high-salt (HS) diets were used to investigate mitochondrial function and metabolism including mitochondrial enzyme activities, pyridine nucleotides, metabolites, and oxidative stress by biochemical analysis and gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS)...
September 19, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922144/short-term-hypoxia-and-vasa-recta-function-in-kidney-slices
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D Braun, S Dietze, T M J Pahlitzsch, I C Wennysia, P B Persson, M Ludwig, A Patzak
BACKGROUND: Vasa recta (VR) supply the inner part of outer renal medulla an area at risk for hypoxic damages. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize increased vasoreactivity after hypoxia/re-oxygenation (H/R) in VR, which might contribute to the reduced medullary perfusion after an ischemic event. METHODS: Live kidney slices (200μm) from SD rats were used for functional experiments. TUNEL assay and H&E staining were used to estimate slice viability. Kidney slices were treated with carbogen or hypoxia (1% O2) for 60 or 90 min and vasoreactivity to Ang II (10-7 M) was recorded by DIC microscopy after re-oxygenation with carbogen...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916336/renal-tubular-and-adrenal-medullary-tumors-in-the-2-year-rat-study-with-canagliflozin-confirmed-to-be-secondary-to-carbohydrate-glucose-malabsorption-in-the-15-month-mechanistic-rat-study
#3
Sandra De Jonghe, Mark D Johnson, Rao N V S Mamidi, Petra Vinken, Bianca Feyen, Godelieve Lammens, Jim Proctor
During preclinical development of canagliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor, treatment-related pheochromocytomas, renal tubular tumors (RTT), and testicular Leydig cell tumors were reported in the 2-year rat toxicology study. In a previous 6-month rat mechanistic study, feeding a glucose free diet prevented canagliflozin effects on carbohydrate malabsorption as well as the increase in cell proliferation in adrenal medulla and kidneys, implicating carbohydrate malabsorption as the mechanism for tumor formation. In this chronic study male Sprague-Dawley rats were dosed orally with canagliflozin at high dose-levels (65 or 100 mg/kg/day) for 15 months and received either a standard diet or a glucose-free diet...
September 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912863/a-novel-mutation-in-the-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1%C3%AE-gene-in-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-5-with-multiple-renal-cysts-and-pancreas-hypogenesis-a-case-report
#4
You Lv, Zhuo Li, Kan He, Ying Gao, Xianchao Xiao, Yujia Liu, Guixia Wang
A 17-year-old Chinese male was hospitalized exhibiting hyperglycemia and increased serum urea nitrogen and creatinine levels in addition to weight loss. The patient was treated with gliclazide. The patient was 150 cm tall, weighed 35 kg and had no family history of diabetes or kidney disease. Physical examination revealed cephalus quadratus, rachitic rosary and a visible toe-out gait. Laboratory examinations revealed that the patient's fasting plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin levels were markedly increased, fasting plasma C-peptide level was slightly increased and no peak 2 h postprandial was observed...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910792/inflammation-a-key-contributor-to-the-genesis-and-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
Qi Qian
It has become apparent that inflammation and inflammatory reactions can evoke renal injury and promote chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. Under physiological condition, intrarenal vascular distribution is heterogeneous, and medulla is hypoxic. To avoid energy deprivation in the low pO2 regions of the kidney, an array of hormones, autocoids, and vasoactive substances, including medullipin, prostaglandins, endothelins, nitric oxide, angiotensin II, kinins, and adenosine, tonically regulates the microvasculature to ensure a perfect match of the microcirculation (O2 supply) and renal tubules (O2 demand)...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889276/thallium-toxicity-general-issues-neurological-symptoms-and-neurotoxic-mechanisms
#6
Laura Osorio-Rico, Abel Santamaria, Sonia Galván-Arzate
Thallium (Tl(+)) is a ubiquitous natural trace metal considered as the most toxic among heavy metals. The ionic ratio of Tl(+) is similar to that of potassium (K(+)), therefore accounting for the replacement of the latter during enzymatic reactions. The principal organelle damaged after Tl(+) exposure is mitochondria. Studies on the mechanisms of Tl(+) include intrinsic pathways altered and changes in antiapoptotic and proapoptotic proteins, cytochrome c, and caspases. Oxidative damage pathways increase after Tl(+) exposure to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), changes in physical properties of the cell membrane caused by lipid peroxidation, and concomitant activation of antioxidant mechanisms...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881491/in-vivo-x-ray-imaging-of-transport-of-renal-clearable-gold-nanoparticles-in-the-kidneys
#7
Jie Zheng, Jing Xu, Mengxiao Yu, Phoebe Carter, Elizabeth Hernandez, Andrew Dang, Payal Kapur, Jer-Tsong Hsieh
With more and more engineered nanoparticles (NPs) being designed renal clearable for clinical translation, fundamental understandings of their transport in the different compartments of kidneys become increasingly important. Here, we report noninvasive X-ray imaging of renal clearable gold NPs (AuNPs) in normal and nephropathic kidneys. By quantifying the transport kinetics of the AuNPs in cortex, medulla and pelvis of the normal and injured kidneys, we found that ureteral obstruction not just blocked the NP elimination through the ureter but also slowed down their transport from the medulla to pelvis and enhanced the cellular uptake...
September 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872547/fdg-pet-ct-in-2-cases-of-renal-metastasis-from-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Qian Zhao, Aisheng Dong, Bo Yang, Yang Wang, Changjing Zuo
Clinically, renal metastasis from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is uncommon. We present 2 cases of renal metastasis from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with enhanced CT and FDG PET/CT findings. In the first case, right kidney and right renal hilum were the only known metastatic sites. In the second case, bilateral kidneys were the only known metastatic sites. All the renal metastatic tumors appeared as hypovascular and hypoattenuating masses involving both the renal cortex and medulla on enhanced CT and intense FDG uptake on FDG PET/CT...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869455/influence-of-ultrasound-microbubbles-on-kidney-oxygen-tension
#9
P Lamby, L Prantl, A Krüger-Genge, R P Franke, E M Jung, F Jung
Ultrasound contrast agents (USCA) allows the dynamic detection of blood flow of both the macro and microvasculature. An obvious prerequisite for USCAs is the unhindered passage of clinically relevant dose levels through the microcirculation especially of the lungue, where they have to pass capillaries with diameters of around 4 μm. While smaller microbubbles rapidly passed through the microcirculation along with the red blood cells, larger microbubbles, however, were observed to coalesce and interrupt the blood flow...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868513/evaluation-of-renal-blood-flow-in-chronic-kidney-disease-using-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#10
Lu-Ping Li, Huan Tan, Jon M Thacker, Wei Li, Ying Zhou, Orly Kohn, Stuart M Sprague, Pottumarthi V Prasad
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to be associated with reduced renal blood flow. However, data to-date in humans is limited. METHODS: In this study, non-invasive arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI data was acquired in 33 patients with diabetes and stage-3 CKD, and 30 healthy controls. RESULTS: A significantly lower renal blood flow both in cortex (108.4±36.4 vs. 207.3±41.8; p<0.001, d=2.52) and medulla (23.2±8.9 vs. 42...
January 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861307/preliminary-feasibility-study-of-a-new-method-of-hypothermia-in-an-experimental-canine-model
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İbrahim Ünal Sert, Murat Akand, Özcan Kılıç, Nuri Yavru, Ersan Bulut
OBJECTIVE: To build up a new microcontroller thermoelectric system to achieve renal hypothermia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Renal hypothermia system was tested under in vivo conditions in the kidneys of ten Mongrel dogs. Ambient temperature was evaluated using two different microcontrollers. In order to ensure hypothermia in the renal parenchyma, selection can be made among 4 modules and sensors which detect the temperature of the area. The temperature range of the system was adjusted between -50°C and +50°C...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856718/tomoelastography-of-the-native-kidney-regional-variation-and-physiological-effects-on-in-vivo-renal-stiffness
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Stephan Rodrigo Marticorena Garcia, Markus Grossmann, Sophia Theresa Lang, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Florian Dittmann, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Jing Guo, Ingolf Sack
PURPOSE: To measure normal renal stiffness in adults, taking into account regional variation, hydration, and urinary status. METHODS: Thirty-six healthy volunteers were examined by tomoelastography based on MR elastography at four frequencies, from 40 to 70 Hz and multifrequency shear wave speed recovery. Regional wave speeds were derived for the medulla, cortex (inner cortex and outer cortex), and renal pelvis, and examined for age-related effects. Subgroups were repeatedly examined for reproducibility, amount of prior water drinking, and urinary status...
August 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856014/grayscale-ultrasound-characteristics-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-severity-an-adult-and-pediatric-cohort-study
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Marcin Strzelczyk, Michał Podgórski, Susan Afshari, Marcin Tkaczyk, Monika Pawlak-Bratkowska, Piotr Grzelak
INTRODUCTION: The most common hereditary kidney condition is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. It is the cause of 5-10% of end-stage renal disease. Its symptoms are generally late-onset, typically leading to development of hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Ultrasonography is the imaging modality of choice in its diagnosis and management. The aim of this study is to determine the diagnostic value of grayscale ultrasound imaging in evaluating disease severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 81 patients diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, 35 adults and 46 children...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828707/pathology-and-diagnosis-of-renal-non-al-amyloidosis
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REVIEW
Sanjeev Sethi, Jason D Theis
Renal amyloidosis is characterized by acellular Congo red positive deposits in the glomeruli, interstitium and/or arteries. Light chain restriction on immunofluorescence studies is present in AL-amyloidosis, the most common type of amyloidosis involving the kidney. The detection of Congo red positive deposits coupled with negative immunofluorescence studies is highly suggestive of non-AL amyloidosis. Some of the non-AL amyloidosis are common while others are relatively rare. The clinical features, laboratory and renal pathology findings are helpful in the diagnosis and typing of non-AL amyloidosis...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827472/inhibition-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-attenuates-salt-induced-hypertension-and-kidney-injury-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
#15
Vikash Kumar, Clayton Wollner, Theresa Kurth, John D Bukowy, Allen W Cowley
The goal of the present study was to explore the protective effects of mTORC1 (mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1) inhibition by rapamycin on salt-induced hypertension and kidney injury in Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats. We have previously demonstrated that H2O2 is elevated in the kidneys of SS rats. The present study showed a significant upregulation of renal mTORC1 activity in the SS rats fed a 4.0% NaCl for 3 days. In addition, renal interstitial infusion of H2O2 into salt-resistant Sprague Dawley rats for 3 days was also found to stimulate mTORC1 activity independent of a rise of arterial blood pressure...
October 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820006/an-immunohistochemical-investigation-of-renal-phospholipidosis-and-toxicity-in-rats
#16
Jing Ying Ma, Sandra Snook, Sheryl Garrovillo, Charles Johnson, David La
Immunohistochemical staining for the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP-2) has been proposed previously as an alternative to electron microscopy to identify hepatic phospholipidosis. This study used LAMP-2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) to diagnose phospholipidosis in rats exhibiting renal tubular injury. Rats were administered toreforant, a histamine H4 receptor antagonist by oral gavage at a dose of 3, 10, or 100 mg/kg/d for 6 months. Hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed renal tubular epithelial cell vacuolation, hypertrophy, degeneration, and luminal dilation in the 100 mg/kg/d group animals...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817612/expression-and-functional-implications-of-the-renal-apelinergic-system-in-rodents
#17
Anne-Marie O'Carroll, Sabrine Salih, Philip R Griffiths, Aarifah Bijabhai, Mark A Knepper, Stephen J Lolait
Apelin binds to the G protein-coupled apelin receptor (APJ; gene name aplnr) to modulate diverse physiological systems including cardiovascular function, and hydromineral and metabolic balance. Recently a second endogenous ligand for APJ, named apela, has been discovered. We confirm that apela activates signal transduction pathways (ERK activation) in cells expressing the cloned rat APJ. Previous studies suggest that exogenous apela is diuretic, attributable wholly or in part to an action on renal APJ. Thus far the cellular distribution of apela in the kidney has not been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803730/renal-sodium-gradient-orchestrates-a-dynamic-antibacterial-defense-zone
#18
Miriam R Berry, Rebeccah J Mathews, John R Ferdinand, Chenzhi Jing, Kevin W Loudon, Elizabeth Wlodek, Thomas W Dennison, Christoph Kuper, Wolfgang Neuhofer, Menna R Clatworthy
Lower urinary tract infections are among the most common human bacterial infections, but extension to the kidneys is rare. This has been attributed to mechanical forces, such as urine flow, that prevent the ascent of bladder microbes. Here, we show that the regional hypersalinity, required for the kidney's urine-concentrating function, instructs epithelial cells to produce chemokines that localize monocyte-derived mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) to the medulla. This hypersaline environment also increases the intrinsic bactericidal and neutrophil chemotactic activities of MNPs to generate a zone of defense...
August 24, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798529/comparisons-of-l-cysteine-and-d-cysteine-toxicity-in-4-week-repeated-dose-toxicity-studies-of-rats-receiving-daily-oral-administration
#19
Yusuke Shibui, Ryosei Sakai, Yasuhiro Manabe, Takeshi Masuyama
Two 4-week repeated-dose toxicity studies were conducted to evaluate the potential toxicity of l-cysteine and d-cysteine. In one study, three groups of 6 male rats were each administered l-cysteine once daily by gavage at doses of 500, 1,000, or 2,000 mg/kg/day for 28 consecutive days. The control group was administered a 0.5% methylcellulose vehicle solution. The other study followed a similar protocol except that the experimental groups received d-cysteine. Toxicological observations showed that the l-cysteine-treated groups exhibited renal injuries such as basophilic tubules with eosinophilic material in the lumen, and there were increased numbers of basophilic tubules in all treated groups...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796602/contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-gastric-emptying-and-motility-in-rats
#20
Kun-Han Lu, Jiayue Cao, Steven Oleson, Terry L Powley, Zhongming Liu
The assessment of gastric emptying and motility in humans and animals typically requires radioactive imaging or invasive measurements. Here, we developed a robust strategy to image and characterize gastric emptying and motility in rats based on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer-assisted image processing. The animals were trained to naturally consume a gadolinium-labeled dietgel while bypassing any need for oral gavage. Following this test meal, the animals were scanned under low-dose anesthesia for high-resolution T1-weighted MRI in 7-Tesla, visualizing the time-varying distribution of the meal with greatly enhanced contrast against non-GI tissues...
August 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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