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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904033/impact-of-slc6a-transporters-in-physiological-taurine-transport-at-the-blood-retinal-barrier-and-in-the-liver
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Yoshiyuki Kubo, Shin-Ichi Akanuma, Ken-Ichi Hosoya
Cumulative studies showed that taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) contributes to a variety of physiological events. Transport study suggested the cellular taurine transport in an Na(+)- and Cl(-)-dependent manner, and the several members of SLC6A family have been shown as taurine transporter. At the inner blood-retinal barrier (BRB), taurine transporter (TauT/SLC6A) is involved in the transport of taurine to the retina from the circulating blood. The involvement of TauT is also suggested in γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transport at the inner BRB, and its role is assumed in the elimination of GABA from the retinal interstitial fluid...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903631/genomics-of-compensatory-adaptation-in-experimental-populations-of-aspergillus-nidulans
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Jeremy R Dettman, Nicolas Rodrigue, Sijmen E Schoustra, Rees Kassen
Knowledge of the number and nature of genetic changes responsible for adaptation is essential for understanding and predicting evolutionary trajectories. Here, we study the genomic basis of compensatory adaptation to the fitness cost of fungicide resistance in experimentally evolved strains of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans The original selection experiment tracked the fitness recovery of lines founded by an ancestral strain that was resistant to fludioxonil, but paid a fitness cost in the absence of the fungicide...
November 30, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899683/validation-of-an-integrative-mathematical-model-of-dehydration-and-rehydration-in-virtual-humans
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W Andrew Pruett, John S Clemmer, Robert L Hester
Water homeostasis is one of the body's most critical tasks. Physical challenges to the body, including exercise and surgery, almost always coordinate with some change in water handling reflecting the changing needs of the body. Vasopressin is the most important hormone that contributes to short-term water homeostasis. By manipulating vascular tone and regulating water reabsorption in the collecting duct of the kidneys, vasopressin can mediate the retention or loss of fluids quickly. In this study, we validated HumMod, an integrative mathematical model of human physiology, against six different challenges to water homeostasis with special attention to the secretion of vasopressin and maintenance of electrolyte balance...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899518/variable-mr-and-pathologic-patterns-of-hemorrhage-after-iodinated-contrast-infusion-in-mca-occlusion-reperfusion-model
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Humberto Morales, Aigang Lu, Yuko Kurosawa, Joseph F Clark, Thomas Tomsick
OBJECTIVE: To examine the hypothesis that IA reperfusion with iso-osmolar iodixanol, low-osmolar iopamidol, or saline causes different effects on MR signal changes and pathologic cut-brain section related to hemorrhagic transformation (HT) or iodinated radiographic contrast media (IRCM) deposition. METHODS: Infarct was induced in 30 rats by middle cerebral artery suture occlusion. Reperfusion was performed after 5 hours with iso-osmolar iodixanol (n=9), low-osmolar iopamidol (n=12) or saline (n=9)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882134/expression-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-in-low-osmolar-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-rats-and-the-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine
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Wen-Hua Li, Lin Wang, Hai-Yan He, Jing Chen, Ya-Ren Yu
Serum creatinine (Scr), which is a conventional indicator of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), is unable to reflect the damage of kidney promptly. The present study aimed to investigate the value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in kidney and serum of CIN rats to observe whether NGAL can be used as a superior indicator of CIN. Furthermore, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was used to assess its effect on CIN. A total of 120 adult male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (n=30/group): CIN rats (CIN), normal rats treated with NAC (NAC), CIN rats treated with NAC (NAC+CIN) and the control group (CON)...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878040/effect-of-contrast-media-on-urinary-cytopathology-specimens
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Sebastian Frees, Samir Bidnur, Michael Metcalfe, Peter Raven, Claudia Chavez-Munoz, Igor Moskalev, Ladan Fazli, Alan So
INTRODUCTION: Urological dogma dictates that washings collected from the urinary tract for cytological assessment must be performed without interference from contrast agents that may alter cellular integrity and diagnostic interpretation. In practice, the initial contrast used to outline the upper tracts is commonly discarded with subsequent saline washings sent for cytology. We hypothesize that contrast washings do not affect the morphology of urothelial carcinoma cells or the integrity of cytology interpretation...
August 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874148/dry-eye-disease-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Kubra Serefoglu Cabuk, İlkay Cakir, Ahmet Kirgiz, Kursat Atalay, Muhittin Taskapili
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate dry eye disease (DED) in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and compare with healthy individuals. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Ophthalmology and Endocrinology Department of Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital, a tertiary care center in Istanbul, Turkey, between January and December 2015. In this prospective case-controlled study, dry eye disease tests were performed on 44 patients with MetS and 43 healthy controls. TearLab Osmolarity System, which is a lab-on-a-chip technology, was used to measure tear osmolarity...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872062/fludioxonil-induces-drk1-a-fungal-group-iii-hybrid-histidine-kinase-to-dephosphorylate-its-downstream-target-ypd1
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Stephanie M Lawry, Brad Tebbets, Iain Kean, Douglas Stewart, Joel Hetelle, Bruce S Klein
Novel anti-fungal drugs and targets are urgently needed. Group III hybrid histidine kinases (HHKs) represent an appealing new therapeutic drug target because they are widely expressed in fungi but absent in humans. We investigated the mode of action of the widely utilized, effective fungicide fludioxonil. The drug acts in an HHK-dependent manner by constitutive activation of the HOG (high osmolarity glycerol) pathway, but its mechanism of action is poorly understood. Herein, we report a new mode of drug action that entails conversion of the HHK from a kinase into a phosphatase...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863354/contrast-media-use-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-undergoing-coronary-angiography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Bhavi Pandya, Jean Chaloub, Valay Parikh, Sainath Gaddam, Jonathan Spagnola, Suzanne El-Sayegh, Marc Bogin, Ruben Kandov, James Lafferty, Sripal Bangalore
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing coronary angiography (CA), adequate hydration and minimizing volume of contrast media (CM) are class 1b recommendations for preventing contrast induced nephropathy (CIN). Current data are insufficient to justify specific recommendations about isoosmolar vs. low-osmolar contrast media by the ACCF/AHA/SCAI guidelines. METHODS: Randomized trials comparing IOCM to LOCM in CKD stage 3 and above patients undergoing CA, and reporting incidence of CIN (defined by a rise in creatinine of 25% from baseline) were included in the analysis...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861869/s100b%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a1-celisa-a-novel-potency-assay-and-screening-tool-for-redifferentiation-stimuli-of-human-articular-chondrocytes
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Jose Diaz-Romero, Sibylle Kürsener, Sandro Kohl, Dobrila Nesic
During monolayer expansion, a necessary step in autologous chondrocyte implantation, human articular chondrocytes (HAC) dedifferentiate and lose their capacity to produce stable hyaline cartilage. Determining HAC potency and learning how to trigger their redifferentiation would improve cell-based cartilage regeneration therapies. We previously identified S100B and S100A1 proteins as markers of HAC redifferentiation potential. Here, we aimed to: (i) demonstrate a correlation between S100B + A1-positive HAC in monolayer culture and their neochondrogenesis capacity in pellet culture; (ii) develop an S100B + A1 cell-based ELISA, and (iii) prove that S100B + A1 induction in HAC increases their chondrogenic capacity...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861309/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861308/ocular-surface-disease-parameters-after-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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José I Recalde, Arantxa Acera, Iñaki Rodríguez-Agirretxe, Miguel A Sánchez-Tena, Juan San-Cristóbal, Juan A Durán
PURPOSE: To analyze the variations in tear quantity and quality after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 24 eyes with keratoconus that underwent epithelium-off CXL. The variables studied were tear film osmolarity, subjective symptoms (Ocular Surface Disease Index), tear breakup time, Schirmer test (SCH) score, tear clearance, fluorescein staining, and lissamine green staining. Variables were determined preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months after CXL...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861262/tear-film-osmolarity-in-response-to-long-term-orthokeratology-treatment
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Amelia Nieto-Bona, María Nombela-Palomo, Gema Felipe-Márquez, Miguel A Teus
PURPOSE: To compare tear film osmolarity (TFO) measurements in non-contact lens (CL) wearers and wearers of hydrogel or overnight orthokeratology (OK) CLs, and to assess possible effects of long-term OK on TFO. METHODS: Overall, 108 subjects with moderate myopia participated in 2 experiments, and TFO was measured using the TearLab osmolarity system. In experiment 1, TFO measurements were made in 77 right eyes of 23 non-CL wearers, 26 hydrogel wearers, and 28 OK wearers...
November 16, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845866/a-canola-oil-supplemented-diet-prevents-type-i-diabetes-caused-lipotoxicity-and-renal-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model
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Edgar Cano-Europa, Rocio Ortiz-Butron, Estela Melendez Camargo, María Miriam Esteves-Carmona, Rosa Maria Oliart-Ros, Vanessa Blas-Valdivia, Margarita Franco-Colin
We investigated the effect of a canola oil-supplemented diet on the metabolic state and diabetic renal function of a type I diabetes experimental model. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: (1) normoglycemic+chow diet, (2) normoglycemic+a canola oil-supplemented chow diet, (3) diabetic+chow diet, and (4) diabetic+a canola oil-supplemented chow diet. For 15 weeks, animals were fed a diet of Purina rat chow alone or supplemented with 30% canola oil. Energetic intake, water intake, body weight, and adipose tissue fat pad were measured; renal function, electrolyte balance, glomerular filtration rate, and the plasmatic concentration of free fatty acids, cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose were evaluated...
November 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836718/terminal-carbohydrates-abundance-immune-related-enzymes-bactericidal-activity-and-physico-chemical-parameters-of-the-senegalese-sole-solea-senegalensis-kaup-skin-mucus
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Francisco A Guardiola, María Cuartero, María Del Mar Collado-González, F Guillermo Díaz Baños, Alberto Cuesta, Miguel Ángel Moriñigo, M Ángeles Esteban
Recently, interest in mucosal surfaces, more specifically fish skin and its secreted mucus, has greatly increased among immunologists. The abundance of terminal carbohydrates, several enzymes (proteases, lysozyme, peroxidase, alkaline phosphatase, esterases and ceruloplasmin), bactericidal activity against fish pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria and several physico-chemical parameters (protein concentration, pH, conductivity, redox potential, osmolarity, density and viscosity) in the skin mucus of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis, Kaup) have been evaluated...
November 8, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821094/outcomes-risk-factors-and-health-burden-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-an-observational-study-of-one-million-hospitalizations-with-image-guided-cardiovascular-procedures
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Pierre Aubry, Georges Brillet, Laura Catella, Aurélie Schmidt, Stève Bénard
BACKGROUND: Despite the use of low-osmolar contrast media that have significantly reduced the occurrence of severe adverse reactions, contrast-induced (CI) acute kidney injury (AKI) remains the third cause of AKI in hospitals. We sought to estimate the frequency of CI-AKI among hospitalized patients undergoing image-guided cardiovascular procedures, to quantify the effect of risk factors on the development of this complication and to assess relative organizational and economic burden in healthcare...
November 8, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818317/assessment-of-dry-eye-in-a-gvhd-murine-model-approximation-through-tear-osmolarity-measurement
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Rafael Martínez-Carrasco, Luis Ignacio Sánchez-Abarca, Cristina Nieto-Gómez, Elisabet Martín García, Teresa L Ramos, Almudena Velasco, Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, José Aijón, Emiliano Hernández-Galilea
Dry eye disease is one of the most frequent pathological events that take place in the course of the graft versus host disease (GVHD), and is the main cause of deterioration in quality of life for patients. Thus, demonstration of dry eye signs in murine models of oGVHD is crucial for the validation of these models for the study of the disease. Given the increasing evidence that tear osmolarity is an important player of dry eye disease, our purpose in this study was to validate the use of a reliable method to assess tear osmolarity in mice: the electrical impedance method...
November 3, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818003/commandeering-channel-voltage-sensors-for-secretion-cell-turgor-and-volume-control
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Rucha Karnik, Sakharam Waghmare, Ben Zhang, Emily Larson, Cécile Lefoulon, Wendy Gonzalez, Michael R Blatt
Control of cell volume and osmolarity is central to cellular homeostasis in all eukaryotes. It lies at the heart of the century-old problem of how plants regulate turgor, mineral and water transport. Plants use strongly electrogenic H(+)-ATPases, and the substantial membrane voltages they foster, to drive solute accumulation and generate turgor pressure for cell expansion. Vesicle traffic adds membrane surface and contributes to wall remodelling as the cell grows. Although a balance between vesicle traffic and ion transport is essential for cell turgor and volume control, the mechanisms coordinating these processes have remained obscure...
October 28, 2016: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817918/a-randomized-double-masked-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-two-forms-of-omega-3-supplements-for-treating-dry-eye-disease
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Laura A Deinema, Algis J Vingrys, Chinn Yi Wong, David C Jackson, Holly R Chinnery, Laura E Downie
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of 2 forms of oral long-chain omega-3 (ω-3) essential fatty acid (EFA) supplements, phospholipid (krill oil) and triacylglyceride (fish oil), for treating dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: This study was conducted at a single site and involved 60 participants with mild to moderate DED who were randomized (1:1:1) to 1 of 3 groups: placebo (olive oil), krill oil, or fish oil supplements...
November 3, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811278/the-effects-of-transdermal-testosterone-and-oestrogen-therapy-on-dry-eye-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-pilot-study
#20
Blanka Golebiowski, Noor Badarudin, John Eden, Leanne Gerrand, Jennifer Robinson, Jinzhu Liu, Ulrike Hampel, Jingjing You, Fiona Stapleton
AIMS: Sex hormones could provide a future treatment avenue for dry eye post menopause. However, there are few well-controlled studies. This study investigates the impact of testosterone and oestrogen on dry eye symptoms and signs in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted involving 40 women with dry eye (age 63.9±5.1 years, 13.2±6.3 years post menopause). Ten women were assigned to each of four treatment groups: transdermal testosterone, oestradiol, testosterone/oestradiol combination and placebo...
November 3, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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