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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637271/logical-issues-with-the-pressure-natriuresis-theory-of-chronic-hypertension
#1
Theodore W Kurtz, Stephen E DiCarlo, R Curtis Morris
The term "abnormal pressure natriuresis" refers to a subnormal effect of a given level of blood pressure (BP) on sodium excretion. It is widely believed that abnormal pressure natriuresis causes an initial increase in BP to be sustained. We refer to this view as the "pressure natriuresis theory of chronic hypertension." The proponents of the theory contend that all forms of chronic hypertension are sustained by abnormal pressure natriuresis, irrespective of how hypertension is initiated. This theory would appear to follow from "the three laws of long-term arterial pressure regulation" stated by Guyton and Coleman more than 3 decades ago...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634454/the-structure-and-function-of-the-na-k-atpase-isoforms-in-health-and-disease
#2
REVIEW
Michael V Clausen, Florian Hilbers, Hanne Poulsen
The sodium and potassium gradients across the plasma membrane are used by animal cells for numerous processes, and the range of demands requires that the responsible ion pump, the Na,K-ATPase, can be fine-tuned to the different cellular needs. Therefore, several isoforms are expressed of each of the three subunits that make a Na,K-ATPase, the alpha, beta and FXYD subunits. This review summarizes the various roles and expression patterns of the Na,K-ATPase subunit isoforms and maps the sequence variations to compare the differences structurally...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634443/the-narrow-abdomen-ion-channel-complex-is-highly-stable-and-persists-from-development-into-adult-stages-to-promote-behavioral-rhythmicity
#3
Devon L Moose, Stephanie J Haase, Benjamin T Aldrich, Bridget C Lear
The sodium leak channel NARROW ABDOMEN (NA)/ NALCN is an important component of circadian pacemaker neuronal output. In Drosophila, rhythmic expression of the NA channel regulator Nlf-1 in a subset of adult pacemaker neurons has been proposed to contribute to circadian regulation of channel localization or activity. Here we have restricted expression of Drosophila NA channel subunits or the Nlf-1 regulator to either development or adulthood using the temperature-inducible tubulin-GAL80(ts) system. Surprisingly, we find that developmental expression of endogenous channel subunits and Nlf-1 is sufficient to promote robust rhythmic behavior in adults...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634442/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-evokes-pyramidal-neuron-axon-initial-segment-plasticity-and-diffuse-presynaptic-inhibitory-terminal-loss
#4
Michal Vascak, Jianli Sun, Matthew Baer, Kimberle M Jacobs, John T Povlishock
The axon initial segment (AIS) is the site of action potential (AP) initiation, thus a crucial regulator of neuronal activity. In excitatory pyramidal neurons, the high density of voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV1.6) at the distal AIS regulates AP initiation. A surrogate AIS marker, ankyrin-G (ankG) is a structural protein regulating neuronal functional via clustering voltage-gated ion channels. In neuronal circuits, changes in presynaptic input can alter postsynaptic output via AIS structural-functional plasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633328/identification-and-characterization-of-a-solute-carrier-cia8-involved-in-inorganic-carbon-acclimation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#5
Marylou C Machingura, Joanna Bajsa-Hirschel, Susan M Laborde, Joshua B Schwartzenburg, Bratati Mukherjee, Ananya Mukherjee, Steve V Pollock, Britta Förster, G Dean Price, James V Moroney
The supply of inorganic carbon (Ci) at the site of fixation by Rubisco is a key parameter for efficient CO2 fixation in aquatic organisms including the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells, when grown on limiting CO2, have a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) that functions to concentrate CO2 at the site of Rubisco. Proteins thought to be involved in inorganic carbon uptake have been identified and localized to the plasma membrane or chloroplast envelope. However, current CCM models suggest that additional molecular components are involved in Ci uptake...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630432/down-regulation-of-kca2-3-channels-causes-erectile-dysfunction-in-mice
#6
Simon Comerma-Steffensen, Attila Kun, Elise R Hedegaard, Susie Mogensen, Christian Aalkjaer, Ralf Köhler, Birgitte Mønster Christensen, Ulf Simonsen
Modulation of endothelial calcium-activated K(+) channels has been proposed as an approach to restore arterial endothelial cell function in disease. We hypothesized that small-conductance calcium-activated K(+) channels (KCa2.3 or SK3) contributes to erectile function. The research was performed in transgenic mice with overexpression (KCa2.3 (T/T(-Dox))) or down-regulation (KCa2.3 (T/T(+Dox))) of the KCa2.3 channels and wild-type C57BL/6-mice (WT). QPCR revealed that KCa2.3 and KCa1.1 channels were the most abundant in mouse corpus cavernosum...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630133/dual-regulation-of-gluconeogenesis-by-insulin-and-glucose-in-the-proximal-tubules-of-the-kidney
#7
Motohiro Sasaki, Takayoshi Sasako, Naoto Kubota, Yoshitaka Sakurai, Iseki Takamoto, Tetsuya Kubota, Reiko Inagi, George Seki, Moritaka Goto, Kohjiro Ueki, Masaomi Nangaku, Takahito Jomori, Takashi Kadowaki
Growing attention has been focused on the roles of the proximal tubules (PTs) of the kidney in glucose metabolism, including the mechanism of regulation of gluconeogenesis. Here, we found that PT-specific IRS1/2 double-knockout mice, established by using the newly generated sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)-Cre transgenic mice, exhibited impaired insulin signaling and upregulated gluconeogenic gene expression and renal gluconeogenesis, resulting in systemic insulin resistance. On the other hand, in streptozotocin-treated mice, although insulin action was impaired in the PTs, the gluconeogenic gene expression was unexpectedly downregulated in the renal cortex, which was restored by administration of an SGLT1/2 inhibitor...
June 19, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629174/using-coexpression-protein-interaction-network-analysis-to-identify-mechanisms-of-danshensu-affecting-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#8
Mengqi Huo, Zhixin Wang, Dongxue Wu, Yanling Zhang, Yanjiang Qiao
Salvia miltiorrhiza, known as Danshen, has attracted worldwide interest for its substantial effects on coronary heart disease (CHD). Danshensu (DSS) is one of the main active ingredients of Danshen on CHD. Although it has been proven to have a good clinical effect on CHD, the action mechanisms remain elusive. In the current study, a coexpression network-based approach was used to illustrate the beneficial properties of DSS in the context of CHD. By integrating the gene expression profile data and protein-protein interactions (PPIs) data, two coexpression protein interaction networks (CePIN) in a CHD state (CHD CePIN) and a non-CHD state (non-CHD CePIN) were generated...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629095/solvothermal-synthesis-of-hydroxyapatite-nanorods-with-assistance-of-green-polymer
#9
Hui Yang, Tongxiang Liang, Xiaopeng Qi, Honghui Jiang, Yiqun Deng, Ping Wang, Huichang Gao
Development of low cost, environmental friendly crystal growth modifying reagents that are effective to HAp's microstructure regulation is highly crucial. Herein, sodium lignin sulfonate (SS), a byproduct of the pulp process, was used for preparing HAp nanorods. Results showed that both stirring time of reaction solution and the concentration of SS affected crystals' structure and aspect ratio. The growth mechanism was discussed on the basis of the results. And we hope this new synthetic strategy will offer an attractive route for the design of functional HAp nano-/micro- materials with fine structure...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626572/optical-control-of-a-receptor-linked-guanylyl-cyclase-using-a-photoswitchable-peptidic-hormone
#10
Tom Podewin, Johannes Broichhagen, Christina Frost, Dieter Groneberg, Julia Ast, Helena Meyer-Berg, Nicholas H F Fine, Andreas Friebe, Martin Zacharias, David J Hodson, Dirk Trauner, Anja Hoffmann-Röder
The optical control over biological function with small photoswitchable molecules has gathered significant attention in the last decade. Herein, we describe the design and synthesis of a small library of photoswitchable peptidomimetics based upon human atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), in which the photochromic amino acid [3-(3-aminomethyl)phenylazo]phenylacetic acid (AMPP) is incorporated into the peptide backbone. The endogeneous hormone ANP signals via the natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A) through raising intracellular cGMP concentrations, and is involved in blood pressure regulation and sodium homeostasis, as well as lipid metabolism and pancreatic function...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624453/folic-acid-attenuates-cobalt-chloride-induced-pge2-production-in-huvecs-via-the-no-hif-1alpha-cox-2-pathway
#11
Yuming Liang, Xiaozhou Zhen, Kaiwen Wang, Jing Ma
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), an important lipid inflammatory mediator involved in the progression of vascular diseases, can be induced by hypoxia in many cell types. While folic acid has been shown to protect against inflammation in THP-1 cells duringpo hypoxia and hypoxia-induced endothelial cell injury, whether it might do so by attenuating PGE2 production remains unclear. To investigate this we constructed a hypoxia-induced injury model by treating human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) with cobalt chloride (CoCl2), which mimics the effects of hypoxia...
June 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621720/know-your-noodles-assessing-variations-in-sodium-content-of-instant-noodles-across-countries
#12
Clare Farrand, Karen Charlton, Michelle Crino, Joseph Santos, Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Jacqui Webster
Reducing salt intake is a cost-effective public health intervention to reduce the global burden of non-communicable disease (NCDs). Ultra-processed foods contribute ~80% of dietary salt in high income countries, and are becoming prominent in low-middle income countries. Instant noodle consumption is particularly high in the Asia Pacific region. The aim of this study was to compare the sodium content of instant noodles sold worldwide to identify potential for reformulation. Analysis was undertaken for 765 instant noodle products from 10 countries using packaged food composition databases of ultra-processed foods compiled by the Global Food Monitoring Group (GFMG) and national shop survey data...
June 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619994/simultaneous-stimulation-of-glycolysis-and-gluconeogenesis-by-feeding-in-the-anterior-intestine-of-the-omnivorous-gift-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#13
Yong-Jun Chen, Ti-Yin Zhang, Hai-Yan Chen, Shi-Mei Lin, Li Luo, De-Shou Wang
The present study was performed to investigate the roles of anterior intestine in the postprandial glucose homeostasis of the omnivorous Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT). Sub-adult fish (about 173 g) were sampled at 0, 1, 3, 8 and 24 h post feeding (HPF) after 36 h of food deprivation, and the time course of changes in intestinal glucose transport, glycolysis, glycogenesis and gluconeogenesis at the transcription and enzyme activity level, as well as plasma glucose contents, were analyzed. Compared with 0 HPF (fasting for 36 h), the mRNA levels of both ATP-dependent sodium/glucose cotransporter 1 and facilitated glucose transporter 2 increased during 1-3 HPF, decreased at 8 HPF and then leveled off...
June 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619275/differentiation-affects-the-release-of-exosomes-from-colon-cancer-cells-and-their-ability-to-modulate-the-behavior-of-recipient-cells
#14
Donatella Lucchetti, Federica Calapà, Valentina Palmieri, Caterina Fanali, Federica Carbone, Alfredo Papa, Ruggero De Maria, Marco De Spirito, Alessandro Sgambato
Exosomes are involved in intercellular communication. We previously reported that sodium butyrate-induced differentiation of HT29 colon cancer cells is associated with a reduced CD133 expression. Herein, we analyzed the role of exosomes in the differentiation of HT29 cells. Exosomes were prepared using ultracentrifugation. Gene expression levels were evaluated by real-time PCR. The cell proliferation rate was assessed by MTT assay and with the electric cell-substrate impedance sensing system, whereas cell motility was assessed using the scratch test and confocal microscopy...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615097/-protective-effect-of-quercetin-against-seawater-instillation-induced-acute-lung-injury-through-preventing-m1-polarization-of-macrophages-in-mice
#15
Baojian Wang, Xu Mao
Objective To study the protective effect of quercetin against seawater instillation-induced acute lung injury (SW-ALI) and explore the roles of M1polarization of macrophages and M1 macrophage-mediated inflammation in the protective effect. Methods Male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups, normal control group, quercetin-treated group, SW-ALI group, SW-ALI and quercetin-treated group, with 15 mice in each group. The mice were intraperitoneally injected with 1 g/L pentobarbital sodium, and then seawater was injected into the lungs through oropharyngeal intubation at the concentration of 4 mL/kg...
June 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614447/package-design-and-nutritional-profile-of-foods-targeted-at-children-in-supermarkets-in-montevideo-uruguay
#16
Ana Giménez, Luis de Saldamando, María Rosa Curutchet, Gastón Ares
Marketing of unhealthy products has been identified as one of the main characteristics of the food environment that negatively affects children's eating patterns. Restrictions on advertising of unhealthy foods to children have already been imposed in different countries. However, marketing strategies are not limited to broadcast and digital advertising, but also include package design. In this context, the current study aimed to describe the food products targeted at children and sold in supermarkets in Montevideo, Uruguay, in terms of package design and nutrient profile...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614118/the-renal-response-to-potassium-stress-integrating-past-with-present
#17
Cary R Boyd-Shiwarski, Arohan R Subramanya
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review combines past findings with recent advances in our understanding of the homeostatic response to potassium imbalance. RECENT FINDINGS: Following the ingestion of a dietary potassium load, a combination of extrarenal and renal mechanisms act to maintain extracellular K+ within a tight window. Through hormonal regulation and direct K+ sensing, the nephron is ideally suited to respond to wide shifts in external K+ balance. Current evidence indicates that dietary K+ loading triggers a coordinated kaliuretic response that appears to involve voltage-dependent changes in sodium transport across multiple nephron segments, including the proximal tubule, medullary loop of Henle, and distal tubule...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614116/parathyroid-hormone-and-the-regulation-of-renal-tubular-calcium-transport
#18
Benjamin Ko
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Renal tubule excretion of calcium is carefully and complexly regulated. At the center of this process, parathyroid hormone (PTH) is the chief regulator of renal calcium reabsorption. This review outlines our current understanding of PTH's effects on renal tubular calcium transport, focusing on the more recent discoveries beyond its direct regulation of epithelial Ca channel transient receptor potential vanilloid 5 (TRPV5) and looking at its interaction with sodium transport and the hormones fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and klotho...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612996/crf1-and-crf2-receptors-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-stria-terminalis-differently-modulate-the-baroreflex-function-in-unanesthetized-rats
#19
Leandro A Oliveira, Jeferson Almeida, Lucas Gomes-de-Souza, Ricardo Benini, Carlos C Crestani
The baroreflex is an important blood pressure regulating mechanism. The bed nucleus of stria terminalis (BNST) modulates the baroreflex function. However, the local BNST neurochemical mechanisms involved in control of baroreflex responses are not completely understood. Therefore, in the present study we investigated the involvement of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) receptors within the BNST in baroreflex control of heart rate in unanesthetized rats. For this, we evaluated effects of bilateral microinjection into the BNST of either the selective CRF1 receptor antagonist CP376395 (5nmol/100nL) or the selective CRF2 receptor antagonist antisauvagine-30 (5nmol/100nL) in bradycardiac response evoked by blood pressure increases caused by intravenous infusion of phenylephrine as well as tachycardiac response to blood pressure decrease caused by intravenous infusion of sodium nitroprusside...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611220/energetics-and-dynamics-of-a-light-driven-sodium-pumping-rhodopsin
#20
Carl-Mikael Suomivuori, Ana P Gamiz-Hernandez, Dage Sundholm, Ville R I Kaila
The conversion of light energy into ion gradients across biological membranes is one of the most fundamental reactions in primary biological energy transduction. Recently, the structure of the first light-activated Na(+) pump, Krokinobacter eikastus rhodopsin 2 (KR2), was resolved at atomic resolution [Kato HE, et al. (2015) Nature 521:48-53]. To elucidate its molecular mechanism for Na(+) pumping, we perform here extensive classical and quantum molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of transient photocycle states...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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