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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191736/the-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-signaling-is-involved-in-neuroinflammation-in-hypertensive-rats
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Xing Tan, Pei-Lei Jiao, Yang-Kai Wang, Zhao-Tang Wu, Xiao-Rong Zeng, Miao-Ling Li, Wei-Zhong Wang
AIMS: It has been demonstrated that neuroinflammation is associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. The phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) signaling in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), a key region for sympathetic outflow, is upregulated and contributes to increased blood pressure (BP) and sympathetic outflow in hypertension. This study was designed to determine the role of the PI3K signaling in neuroinflammation in the RVLM of hypertension. METHODS: The normotensive WKY rats were performed by intracisternal infusion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or angiotensin II (Ang II) for inducing neuroinflammation...
February 12, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190920/acute-alloxan-renal-toxicity-in-the-rat-initially-causes-degeneration-of-thick-ascending-limbs-of-henle
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Yui Terayama, Yasushi Kodama, Tetsuro Matsuura, Kiyokazu Ozaki
Alloxan (AL) is a material well-known to induce diabetes. Prior to inducing a prolonged diabetic state, AL causes acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. However, the precise primary target site and mechanism of its nephrotoxicity remain unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the morphological characteristics relevant to acute renal toxicity following AL administration. Rats were intravenously treated with AL. Eight hours after AL treatment, aquaporin 1-negative and Na/K pump-positive thick ascending limbs of Henle (TAL) were degenerated in the outer medulla...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167815/protective-effects-of-ischemic-preconditioning-mediated-homing-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-on-renal-acute-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-in-male-rats
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Jianxin Xue, Zhiqiang Qin, Xiao Li, Pu Cao, Ruipeng Jia
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether homing of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) induced by ischemic preconditioning (IPC) contributed to the protection of renal acute ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in male rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups, including sham-operated group, IRI-operated group, IPC-treated group and EPCs-treated group. Subsequently, serum samples were collected at 24 and 72 hours after reperfusion, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132997/polymer-brush-afforded-spio-nanoparticles-show-a-unique-biodistribution-and-mr-imaging-contrast-in-mouse-organs
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Ting Chen, Yuki Mori, Chizuko Inui-Yamamoto, Yutaka Komai, Yoshiyuki Tago, Shinichi Yoshida, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Yoshitaka Isaka, Kohji Ohno, Yoshichika Yoshioka
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the biodistribution and retention properties of the new super paramagnetic iron oxide (new SPIO: mean hydrodynamic diameter, 100 nm) nanoparticles, which have concentrated polymer brushes in the outer shell and are difficult for phagocytes to absorb, and to compare the new SPIO with clinically approved SPIO (Resovist: mean hydrodynamic diameter, 57 nm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 16 male C57BL/6N mice were divided in two groups according to the administered SPIO (n = 8 for each group; intravenous injection does, 0...
January 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126464/stimulation-of-renal-afferent-fibers-leads-to-activation-of-catecholaminergic-and-non-catecholaminergic-neurons-in-the-medulla-oblongata
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Erika E Nishi, Beatriz S Martins, Maycon I O Milanez, Nathalia R Lopes, Jose F de Melo, Roberto B Pontes, Adriana C Girardi, Ruy R Campos, Cássia T Bergamaschi
Presympathetic neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) including the adrenergic cell groups play a major role in the modulation of several reflexes required for the control of sympathetic vasomotor tone and blood pressure (BP). Moreover, sympathetic vasomotor drive to the kidneys influence natriuresis and diuresis by inhibiting the cAMP/PKA pathway and redistributing the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger isoform 3 (NHE3) to the body of the microvilli in the proximal tubules. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effects of renal afferents stimulation on (1) the neurochemical phenotype of Fos expressing neurons in the medulla oblongata and (2) the level of abundance and phosphorylation of NHE3 in the renal cortex...
January 19, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122569/appearance-of-renal-hemorrhage-in-adult-mice-after-inoculation-of-patient-derived-hantavirus
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Kenta Shimizu, Takaaki Koma, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Yoshimi Tsuda, Yuji Isegawa, Jiro Arikawa
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) caused by hantavirus infection is characterized by fever, renal dysfunction and hemorrhage. An animal model mimicking symptoms of HFRS remains to be established. In this study, we evaluated the pathogenicity of an HFRS patient-derived Hantaan virus (HTNV) in adult mice. METHODS: Five clones of HTNV strain KHF 83-61 BL (KHFV) that was derived from blood of an HFRS patient were obtained by plaque cloning. The pathogenicity of the virus clones was evaluated by using 6-week-old female BALB/c mice...
January 26, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112877/autophagy-in-renal-tubular-injury-and-repair
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Fangming Lin
Autophagy is a fundamental cellular process that maintains normal function and structure of the cell. It can be induced during stress and serves as an adaptive response for cell survival. Normal kidneys have high metabolic demands yet are relatively hypoxic, especially in the medulla and papilla. Injury or aging aggravates metabolic perturbation and activates autophagy in many types of renal cells. In the kidney, tubular epithelial cells consume the most energy due to active transport mechanisms and therefore are the most susceptible to injuries from hypoxic or low energy states...
January 23, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105926/the-gene-expression-profile-of-renal-medulla-in-isiah-rats-with-inherited-stress-induced-arterial-hypertension
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Marina A Ryazanova, Larisa A Fedoseeva, Nikita I Ershov, Vadim M Efimov, Arcady L Markel, Olga E Redina
BACKGROUND: The changes in the renal function leading to a reduction of medullary blood flow can have a great impact on sodium and water homeostasis and on the long-term control of arterial blood pressure. The RNA-Seq approach was used for transcriptome profiling of the renal medulla from hypertensive ISIAH and normotensive WAG rats to uncover the genetic basis of the changes underlying the renal medulla function in the ISIAH rats being a model of the stress-sensitive arterial hypertension and to reveal the genes which possibly may contribute to the alterations in medullary blood flow...
December 22, 2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104123/diffusion-tensor-imaging-mri-with-spin-echo-sequence-and-long-duration-measurement-for-evaluation-of-renal-fibrosis-in-a-rat-fibrosis-model
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J-Y Kaimori, Y Isaka, M Hatanaka, S Yamamoto, N Ichimaru, A Fujikawa, H Shibata, A Fujimori, S Miyoshi, T Yokawa, K Kuroda, T Moriyama, H Rakugi, S Takahara
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis (RF) is a well-known marker for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, including chronic renal injury after renal transplantation. However, invasive biopsy is an available examination for evaluation of RF. Diffusion MRI was once recognized as a promising option for RF. However, it is now controversial for RF evaluation in a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model. METHODS: To seek an optimal imaging method applicable for RF in UUO model kidneys, we attempted a series of MRI methods, including proton density-weighted imaging, T1-weighted imaging, T2-weighted imaging, T2*-weighted imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092411/measurement-of-arterial-transit-time-and-renal-blood-flow-using-pseudocontinuous-asl-mri-with-multiple-post-labeling-delays-feasibility-reproducibility-and-variation
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Dong Won Kim, Woo Hyun Shim, Seong Kuk Yoon, Jong Yeong Oh, Jeong Kon Kim, Hoesu Jung, Tsuyoshi Matsuda, Dongeun Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility, reproducibility, and variation of renal perfusion and arterial transit time (ATT) using pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging (PCASL MRI) in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PCASL MRI at 3T was performed in 25 healthy volunteers on two different occasions. The ATT and ATT-corrected renal blood flow (ATT-cRBF) were calculated at four different post-labeling delay points (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064310/-differentially-expressed-genes-in-the-locus-associated-with-relative-kidney-weight-and-resting-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-rats-of-the-isiah-strain
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O E Redina, S E Smolenskaya, L A Fedoseeva, A L Markel
The comparative full-genome sequencing of transcriptomes of the renal cortex and medulla from hypertensive ISIAH rats and normotensive WAG rats revealed the differential expression of genes in the locus of chromosome 11 associated to the traits of resting blood pressure and relative kidney weight. Six differentially expressed genes (Kcne1, Rcan1, Mx1, Mx2, Tmprss2, and RGD1559516) were identified in the renal cortex, and three genes (Rcan1, Mx2, and Tmprss2) were identified in the renal medulla. An analysis of the functions of these genes pointed at the Rcan1 gene as the most relevant candidate gene associated with both the traits of resting blood pressure and relative kidney weight in ISIAH rats...
November 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052875/liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-lxr%C3%AE-increases-aqp2-protein-level-via-a-post-transcriptional-mechanism-in-renal-collecting-ducts
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Wen Su, Shi-Zheng Huang, Min Gao, Xiao-Mu Kong, Jan-Ake Gustafsson, Su-Juan Xu, Bing Wang, Feng Zheng, Li-Hong Chen, Nan-Ping Wang, You-Fei Guan, Xiao-Yan Zhang
Liver X Receptors (LXRs) including LXRα and LXRβ are nuclear receptor transcription factors and play an important role in lipid and glucose metabolism. It has been previously reported that mice lacking LXRβ but not LXRα develop a severe urine concentrating defect, likely via a central mechanism. Here we provide evidence that LXRβ regulates water homeostasis through increasing aquaporin 2 (AQP2) protein levels in renal collecting ducts. LXRβ-/- mice exhibited a reduced response to dDAVP stimulation, suggesting that the diabetes insipidus phenotype is of both central and nephrogenic origin...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049649/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-variant-p-leu102ser-associates-with-unique-phenotype
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Samih H Nasr, Surendra Dasari, John R Mills, Jason D Theis, Michael T Zimmermann, Rafael Fonseca, Julie A Vrana, Steven J Lester, Brooke M McLaughlin, Robert Gillespie, W Edward Highsmith, John J Lee, Angela Dispenzieri, Paul J Kurtin
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare form of hereditary amyloidosis that typically manifests with renal impairment, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and sicca syndrome, whereas cardiac involvement is exceedingly rare and neuropathy has not been reported. Here, we describe a 40-year-old man with renal impairment, cardiac and GI symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy. Renal biopsy specimen analysis revealed amyloidosis with extensive involvement of glomeruli, vessels, and medulla. Amyloid was also detected in the GI tract...
February 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048330/th-ef-207a-04-a-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-cone-beam-ct-technique-for-evaluation-of-renal-functions
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Z Wang, J Shi, Y Yang
PURPOSE: To develop a simple but robust method for the early detection and evaluation of renal functions using dynamic contrast enhanced cone beam CT technique. METHODS: Experiments were performed on an integrated imaging and radiation research platform developed by our lab. Animals (n=3) were anesthetized with 20uL Ketamine/Xylazine cocktail, and then received 200uL injection of iodinated contrast agent Iopamidol via tail vein. Cone beam CT was acquired following contrast injection once per minute and up to 25 minutes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042109/a-new-mouse-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Lei Wang, Jiangping Song, Jacentha Buggs, Jin Wei, Shaohui Wang, Jie Zhang, Gensheng Zhang, Yan Lu, Kay-Pong Yip, Ruisheng Liu
Current animal models of hemorrhagic shock-induced acute kidney injury (HS-induced AKI) require extensive surgical procedures and constant monitoring of hemodynamic parameters. Application of these HS-induced AKI models in mice to produce consistent kidney injury is challenging. In the present study, we developed a simple and highly reproducible mouse model of HS-induced AKI by combining moderate bleeding and renal pedicle clamping, which was abbreviated as HS-AKI. HS was induced by retroorbital bleeding of 0...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002484/renal-fibrosis-mrna-classifier-validation-in-experimental-lithium-induced-interstitial-fibrosis-in-the-rat-kidney
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Hans-Peter Marti, Aaron Jeffs, Andreas Scherer, John Leader, Catherine Leader, Jennifer Bedford, Robert Walker
Accurate diagnosis of fibrosis is of paramount clinical importance. A human fibrosis classifier based on metzincins and related genes (MARGS) was described previously. In this investigation, expression changes of MARGS genes were explored and evaluated to examine whether the MARGS-based algorithm has any diagnostic value in a rat model of lithium nephropathy. Male Wistar rats (n = 12) were divided into 2 groups (n = 6). One group was given a diet containing lithium (40 mmol/kg food for 7 days, followed by 60mmol/kg food for the rest of the experimental period), while a control group (n = 6) was fed a normal diet...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991585/hephaestin-and-ceruloplasmin-facilitate-iron-metabolism-in-the-mouse-kidney
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Bo Jiang, Guohao Liu, Jiashuo Zheng, Mengxia Chen, Zaitunamu Maimaitiming, Min Chen, Shunli Liu, Ruiwei Jiang, Brie K Fuqua, Joshua L Dunaief, Chris D Vulpe, Gregory J Anderson, Hongwei Wang, Huijun Chen
Multicopper ferroxidases (MCFs) play an important role in cellular iron homeostasis. However, the role of MCFs in renal metabolism remains unclear. We used Hephaestin (Heph) and Ceruloplasmin (Cp) single or double (Heph/Cp) knockout (KO) mice to study the roles of MCFs in the kidney. Renal iron levels and the expression of iron metabolism genes were examined. The non-heme iron content both in the renal cortex and medulla of Heph/Cp KO mice was significantly increased. Perls' Prussian blue staining showed iron accumulation on the apical side of renal tubular cells in Heph/Cp KO mice...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990651/laparoscopic-kidney-biopsy-in-dogs-comparison-of-cup-forceps-and-core-needle-biopsy
#18
Jiyoung Park, Jinwoo Lee, Hae-Beom Lee, Seong Mok Jeong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of laparoscopic kidney biopsy with cup biopsy forceps in dogs (CupBF), and to compare to the use of a core biopsy needle (CoreBN). STUDY DESIGN: Experimental; randomized, controlled design. ANIMALS: Eight healthy, adult Beagle dogs. METHODS: Dogs were randomized to undergo laparoscopic biopsy of the right kidney using either 5 mm CupBF or a 16 gauge CoreBN. Intraoperative hemorrhage of the biopsy site was monitored...
February 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979471/changes-in-kidney-perfusion-and-renal-cortex-metabolism-in-septic-shock-an-experimental-study
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Emiel Hendrik Post, Fuhong Su, Koji Hosokawa, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Antoine Herpain, Jacques Creteur, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer
BACKGROUND: The etiology of renal dysfunction in sepsis is currently attributed to altered perfusion, microcirculatory abnormalities and cellular alterations. To clarify these mechanisms, we characterized the changes in renal perfusion and cortex metabolism in a large animal model of sepsis. METHODS: We studied 12 adult female sheep randomized to peritonitis-induced sepsis (n = 8) or to sham procedure (n = 4). A flow probe was positioned around the renal artery to measure renal blood flow (RBF)...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933463/effect-of-tempol-and-tempol-plus-catalase-on-intra-renal-haemodynamics-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-stroke-prone-shsp-and-wistar-rats
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Ahmad F Ahmeda, Mark G Rae, Mohammed F Al Otaibi, Lamyia M Anweigi, Edward J Johns
Vasoconstriction within the renal medulla contributes to the development of hypertension. This study investigated the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in regulating renal medullary and cortical blood perfusion (MBP and CBP respectively) in both stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) and Wistar rats. CBP and MBP were measured using a laser-Doppler flow meter before and after intra-renal infusion of tempol, the superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetic or tempol plus catalase, the hydrogen peroxide-degrading enzyme...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
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