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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835421/effect-of-salt-intake-on-afferent-arteriolar-dilatation-role-of-connecting-tubule-glomerular-feedback-ctgf
#1
Hong Wang, Cesar A Romero, J X Masjoan Juncos, Sumit R Monu, Edward L Peterson, Oscar A Carretero
Afferent arteriole (Af-Art) resistance is modulated by 2 intrinsic nephron feedbacks: 1) vasoconstrictor tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF), which is mediated by NKCC2 in the macula densa and blocked by furosemide; and 2) vasodilator connecting tubule glomerular feedback (CTGF), which is mediated by ENaC in the connecting tubule and blocked by benzamil. High salt intake reduces the Af-Art vasoconstrictor ability in Dahl salt-sensitive rats (Dahl SS). Previously, we measured CTGF indirectly using the differences between the TGF responses with and without CTGF inhibition...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759755/the-roles-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-in-preventing-kidney-injury-in-diabetes
#2
REVIEW
Krit Jaikumkao, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn, Anusorn Lungkaphin
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. The early effective treatment of high plasma glucose could delay or prevent the onset of DN. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are new target treatments for ameliorating high plasma glucose and help to maintain glucose homeostasis in diabetic patients. Reduced renal glucose reabsorption by SGLT2 inhibition seems to have high potential to improve glycemic control in diabetes mellitus (DM) not only through glucose lowering but also through glucose-independent effects such as blood pressure-lowering and direct renal effects in diabetes...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667491/sglt-2-inhibitors-in-heart-failure-implications-for-the-kidneys
#3
REVIEW
Frederik H Verbrugge, Pieter Martens, Wilfried Mullens
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize the renal effects of sodium-glucose transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors and their potential implications in heart failure pathophysiology. RECENT FINDINGS: In patients with diabetes and established atherosclerosis, the SGLT-2 inhibitor empagliflozin versus placebo significantly reduced the rate of heart failure admissions with 35%. Moreover, empagliflozin slowed kidney disease progression and reduced the need for renal replacement therapy...
August 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607127/role-of-the-primary-cilia-on-the-macula-densa-and-thick-ascending-limbs-in-regulation-of-sodium-excretion-and-hemodynamics
#4
Jiangping Song, Lei Wang, Fan Fan, Jin Wei, Jie Zhang, Yan Lu, Yiling Fu, Shaohui Wang, Luis A Juncos, Ruisheng Liu
We investigated the significance of the primary cilia on the macula densa and thick ascending limb (TAL) in regulation of renal hemodynamics, sodium excretion, and blood pressure in this study. A tissue-specific primary cilia knock-out (KO) mouse line was generated by crossing NKCC2-Cre mice with IFT88-Δ/flox mice (NKCC2(CRE); IFT88Δ(/flox)), in which the primary cilia were deleted from the macula densa and TAL. NO generation was measured with a fluorescent dye (4,5-diaminofluorescein diacetate) in isolated perfused juxtaglomerular apparatus...
August 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598867/pathophysiology-of-antenatal-bartter-s-syndrome
#5
Martin Kömhoff, Kamel Laghmani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antenatal Bartter syndrome (aBS) is a heterogenous disease resulting from defective ion transport in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. Novel insights into the pathophysiology, as well as the recent identification of a novel genetic cause of aBS, merit an update on this topic. RECENT FINDINGS: In aBS, severe salt losing is further aggravated by defective salt sensing in the macula densa, where a reduced tubular salt concentration is perceived and glomerular filtration is increased instead of decreased...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424211/connecting-tubule-glomerular-feedback-mediates-tubuloglomerular-feedback-resetting-post-unilateral-nephrectomy
#6
Sumit R Monu, Yilin Ren, J X Masjoan Juncos, Kristopher Kutskill, Hong Wang, Nitin Kumar, Edward L Peterson, Oscar A Carretero
Unilaterally nephrectomized rats (UNx) have higher glomerular capillary pressure (PGC) that can cause significant glomerular injury in the remnant kidney. PGC is controlled by the ratio of afferent (Af-Art) and efferent arteriole resistance. Af-Art resistance in turn is regulated by two intrinsic feedback mechanisms: 1) Tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) that causes Af-Art constriction in response to increased NaCl in the macula densa and 2) connecting tubule glomerular feedback (CTGF) that causes Af-Art dilatation in response to an increase in NaCl transport in the connecting tubule via the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407837/-effects-of-embryonic-lead-exposure-on-food-intake-and-bowel-movement-in-offspring-rats-and-possible-mechanisms
#7
Jian-Ping Zhou, Fan Wang, Xiao-Qing Yi, Xue-Ying Wang, Yong-Sheng Jiang, Yan Geng, Jing-Jing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of embryonic lead exposure on food intake and bowel movement in offspring rats and possible mechanisms. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were given 0.1% (low-dose lead exposure group) or 0.2% (high-dose lead exposure group) lead acetate freely during pregnancy to establish an animal model of embryonic lead exposure. A blank control group was also established. The male offspring rats were enrolled in the study, and 10 male offspring rats from each group were selected to observe the changes in food intake, bowel movement, gastric emptying, intestine propulsion, and pathological inflammatory response in the gastric mucosa...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381459/urinary-adenosine-excretion-in-type-1-diabetes
#8
Harindra Rajasekeran, Yuliya Lytvyn, Andrea Bozovic, Julie A Lovshin, Eleftherios Diamandis, Daniel Cattran, Mansoor Husain, Bruce A Perkins, Andrew Advani, Heather N Reich, Vathany Kulasingam, David Z I Cherney
In experimental models of diabetes, augmented sodium-glucose cotransport-2 (SGLT2) activity diminishes sodium (Na(+)) delivery at the macula densa. As a result, less vasoconstrictive adenosine is generated, leading to afferent arteriolar vasodilatation and hyperfiltration. The measurement and significance of urinary adenosine in humans has not been examined extensively in states of renal hemodynamic impairment like that of diabetes. Our aim was to validate a method for urine adenosine quantification in humans and perform an exploratory post hoc analysis to determine whether urinary adenosine levels change dynamically in response to natriuresis in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) before and after treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) empagliflozin...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351967/concerted-regulation-of-renal-plasma-flow-and-glomerular-filtration-rate-by-renal-dopamine-and-nos-i-in-rats-on-high-salt-intake
#9
Mariano E Ibarra, Maria F Albertoni Borghese, Mónica P Majowicz, María C Ortiz, Fabián Loidl, Manuel Rey-Funes, Luis A Di Ciano, Fernando R Ibarra
Under high sodium intake renal dopamine (DA) increases while NOS I expression in macula densa cells (MD) decreases. To explore whether renal DA and NOS I, linked to natriuresis and to the stability of the tubuloglomerular feedback, respectively, act in concert to regulate renal plasma flow (RPF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Male Wistar rats were studied under a normal sodium intake (NS, NaCl 0.24%) or a high sodium intake (HS, NaCl 1% in drinking water) during the 5 days of the study. For the last two days, the specific D1-like receptor antagonist SCH 23390 (1 mg kg bwt(-1) day(-1), sc) or a vehicle was administered...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333068/effects-of-reactive-oxygen-species-on-tubular-transport-along-the-nephron
#10
REVIEW
Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Jeffrey L Garvin
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are oxygen-containing molecules naturally occurring in both inorganic and biological chemical systems. Due to their high reactivity and potentially damaging effects to biomolecules, cells express a battery of enzymes to rapidly metabolize them to innocuous intermediaries. Initially, ROS were considered by biologists as dangerous byproducts of respiration capable of causing oxidative stress, a condition in which overproduction of ROS leads to a reduction in protective molecules and enzymes and consequent damage to lipids, proteins, and DNA...
March 23, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228405/inhibition-of-romk-blocks-macula-densa-tubuloglomerular-feedback-yet-causes-renal-vasoconstriction-in-anesthetized-rats
#11
Magali Araujo, William J Welch, Xiaoyan Zhou, Kathleen Sullivan, Shawn Walsh, Alexander Pasternak, Christopher S Wilcox
The Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter (NKCC2) on the loop of Henle is the site of action of furosemide. Because outer medullary potassium channel (ROMK) inhibitors prevent reabsorption by NKCC2, we tested the hypothesis that ROMK inhibition with a novel selective ROMK inhibitor (compound C) blocks tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) and reduces vascular resistance. Loop perfusion of either ROMK inhibitor or furosemide caused dose-dependent blunting of TGF, but the response to furosemide was 10-fold more sensitive (IC50 = 10(-6) M for furosemide and IC50 = 10(-5) M for compound C)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892876/low-expression-of-cyclooxygenase-2-in-chronic-kidney-disease-in-young-dogs
#12
Akira Yabuki, Akiko Miyazaki, Osamu Ichii, Moeko Kohyama, Mariko Sawa, Osamu Yamato
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) often results in end-stage renal failure in young dogs; however, the pathogenesis of this disease is not established. This study investigated renal expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and COX-2 proteins in three dogs with chronic kidney disease by immunohistochemistry. Histopathology showed asynchronous differentiation of renal tissues, including immature glomeruli. COX-1 signals were not detected in diseased or normal kidneys. COX-2 signals were low or undetectable in diseased kidneys, while normal kidneys showed clear positive signals in the macula densa (MD)...
December 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878313/targeting-renal-glucose-reabsorption-to-treat-hyperglycaemia-the-pleiotropic-effects-of-sglt2-inhibition
#13
REVIEW
Volker Vallon, Scott C Thomson
Healthy kidneys filter ∼160 g/day of glucose (∼30% of daily energy intake) under euglycaemic conditions. To prevent valuable energy from being lost in the urine, the proximal tubule avidly reabsorbs filtered glucose up to a limit of ∼450 g/day. When blood glucose levels increase to the point that the filtered load exceeds this limit, the surplus is excreted in the urine. Thus, the kidney provides a safety valve that can prevent extreme hyperglycaemia as long as glomerular filtration is maintained. Most of the capacity for renal glucose reabsorption is provided by sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 2 in the early proximal tubule...
February 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508833/-op-7c-01-uromodulin-nacl-interaction-on-mrna-expression-of-ion-transporters-in-isolated-tubules-of-umod-and-umod-mice
#14
L Graham, D Graham, M W McBride, A F Dominiczak, S Padmanabhan
OBJECTIVE: UMOD-/- mice have low blood pressure and decreased salt-sensitivity indicating interactions between UMOD and sodium transport in the TAL. However, it's unclear whether the effect of UMOD is solely through interaction with cognate molecules in the TAL or whether the perturbations in physiology are more complex with involvement of both TAL and other parts of the nephron. We propose to answer this by profiling mRNA expression levels of the main ion transporters and signalling molecules in tubules from UMOD+/+ and UMOD-/- mice...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478468/selected-tumor-markers-in-the-routine-diagnosis-of-chromophobe-renal-cell-carcinoma
#15
Anna M Badowska-Kozakiewicz, Michał P Budzik, Paweł Koczkodaj, Jacek Przybylski
Renal cell carcinoma is one of the most malignant tumors, affecting men more frequently than women and constituting nearly 90% of all kidney tumors. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma has been described as a new histological type of renal cell carcinoma. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma constitutes up to 5% of all cases of kidney cancer. It is characterized by a significant number of deletions in many chromosomes, as well as the loss of entire chromosomes. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma arises from tubular cells or cells of the macula densa...
August 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470878/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus-cardiovascular-and-kidney-effects-potential-mechanisms-and-clinical-applications
#16
REVIEW
Hiddo J L Heerspink, Bruce A Perkins, David H Fitchett, Mansoor Husain, David Z I Cherney
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, including empagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and canagliflozin, are now widely approved antihyperglycemic therapies. Because of their unique glycosuric mechanism, SGLT2 inhibitors also reduce weight. Perhaps more important are the osmotic diuretic and natriuretic effects contributing to plasma volume contraction, and decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressures by 4 to 6 and 1 to 2 mm Hg, respectively, which may underlie cardiovascular and kidney benefits...
September 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27306979/demonstration-of-the-functional-impact-of-vasopressin-signaling-in-the-thick-ascending-limb-by-a-targeted-transgenic-rat-approach
#17
Kerim Mutig, Tordis Borowski, Christin Boldt, Aljona Borschewski, Alexander Paliege, Elena Popova, Michael Bader, Sebastian Bachmann
The antidiuretic hormone vasopressin (AVP) regulates renal salt and water reabsorption along the distal nephron and collecting duct system. These effects are mediated by vasopressin 2 receptors (V2R) and release of intracellular Gs-mediated cAMP to activate epithelial transport proteins. Inactivating mutations in the V2R gene lead to the X-linked form of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI), which has chiefly been related with impaired aquaporin 2-mediated water reabsorption in the collecting ducts. Previous work also suggested the AVP-V2R-mediated activation of Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-)-cotransporters (NKCC2) along the thick ascending limb (TAL) in the context of urine concentration, but its individual contribution to NDI or, more generally, to overall renal function was unclear...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27053689/distribution-of-organic-anion-transporters-nadc3-and-oat1-3-along-the-human-nephron
#18
Davorka Breljak, Marija Ljubojević, Yohannes Hagos, Vedran Micek, Daniela Balen Eror, Ivana Vrhovac Madunić, Hrvoje Brzica, Dean Karaica, Nikola Radović, Ognjen Kraus, Naohiko Anzai, Hermann Koepsell, Gerhard Burckhardt, Birgitta C Burckhardt, Ivan Sabolić
The initial step in renal secretion of organic anions (OAs) is mediated by transporters in the basolateral membrane (BLM). Contributors to this process are primary active Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase (EC 3.6.3.9), secondary active Na(+)-dicarboxylate cotransporter 3 (NaDC3/SLC13A3), and tertiary active OA transporters (OATs) OAT1/SLC22A6, OAT2/SLC22A7, and OAT3/SLC22A8. In human kidneys, we analyzed the localization of these transporters by immunochemical methods in tissue cryosections and isolated membranes. The specificity of antibodies was validated with human embryonic kidney-293 cells stably transfected with functional OATs...
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26972744/modeling-the-effects-of-positive-and-negative-feedback-in-kidney-blood-flow-control
#19
Runjing Liu, Anita T Layton
Blood flow in the mammalian kidney is tightly autoregulated. One of the important autoregulation mechanisms is the myogenic response, which is activated by perturbations in blood pressure along the afferent arteriole. Another is the tubuloglomerular feedback, which is a negative feedback that responds to variations in tubular fluid [Cl(-)] at the macula densa.(1) When initiated, both the myogenic response and the tubuloglomerular feedback adjust the afferent arteriole muscle tone. A third mechanism is the connecting tubule glomerular feedback, which is a positive feedback mechanism located at the connecting tubule, downstream of the macula densa...
June 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26963840/expression-of-odc-antizyme-inhibitor-2-azin2-in-human-secretory-cells-and-tissues
#20
Tiina Rasila, Alexandra Lehtonen, Kristiina Kanerva, Laura T Mäkitie, Caj Haglund, Leif C Andersson
Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) antizyme inhibitor 2 (AZIN2), originally called ODCp, is a regulator of polyamine synthesis that we originally identified and cloned. High expression of ODCp mRNA was found in brain and testis. We reported that AZIN2 is involved in regulation of cellular vesicle transport and / or secretion, but the ultimate physiological role(s) of AZIN2 is still poorly understood. In this study we used a peptide antibody (K3) to human AZIN2 and by immunohistochemistry mapped its expression in various normal tissues...
2016: PloS One
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