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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529539/jiangtang-decoction-ameliorate-diabetic-nephropathy-through-the-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-kk-ay-mice
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Jin-Ni Hong, Wei-Wei Li, Lin-Lin Wang, Hao Guo, Yong Jiang, Yun-Jia Gao, Peng-Fei Tu, Xue-Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: Jiangtang decoction (JTD) is a China patented drug which contains Euphorbia humifusa Willd, Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Astragalus mongholicus Bunge, Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge, and Coptis chinensis Franch. For decades, it has also been used clinically to treat diabetic nephropathy (DN) effectively; however, the associated mechanisms remain unknown. Thus, the present study aimed to examine the protective efficacy of JTD in DN and elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507058/hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1%C3%AE-regulates-urinary-concentration-and-response-to-hypertonicity
#2
Karam Aboudehen, Lama Noureddine, Patricia Cobo-Stark, Svetlana Avdulov, Shayan Farahani, Micah D Gearhart, Daniel G Bichet, Marco Pontoglio, Vishal Patel, Peter Igarashi
The transcription factor hepatocyte nuclear factor-1β (HNF-1β) is essential for normal kidney development and function. Inactivation of HNF-1β in mouse kidney tubules leads to early-onset cyst formation and postnatal lethality. Here, we used Pkhd1/Cre mice to delete HNF-1β specifically in renal collecting ducts (CDs). CD-specific HNF-1β mutant mice survived long term and developed slowly progressive cystic kidney disease, renal fibrosis, and hydronephrosis. Compared with wild-type littermates, HNF-1β mutant mice exhibited polyuria and polydipsia...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506671/modeling-of-flux-binding-and-substitution-of-urea-molecules-in-the-urea-transporter-dvut
#3
Hai-Tian Zhang, Zhe Wang, Tao Yu, Jian-Ping Sang, Xian-Wu Zou, Xiaoqin Zou
Urea transporters (UTs) are transmembrane proteins that transport urea molecules across cell membranes and play a crucial role in urea excretion and water balance. Modeling the functional characteristics of UTs helps us understand how their structures accomplish the functions at the atomic level, and facilitates future therapeutic design targeting the UTs. This study was based on the crystal structure of Desulfovibrio vulgaris urea transporter (dvUT). To model the binding behavior of urea molecules in dvUT, we constructed a cooperative binding model...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503330/febuxostat-attenuates-renal-damage-besides-exerting-hypouricemic-effect-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Jianmin Ran, Gang Xu, Huixuan Ma, Hailing Xu, Yan Liu, Rongshao Tan, Ping Zhu, Jun Song, Gancheng Lao
Aim. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of febuxostat, a novel inhibitor of xanthine oxidase (XO), on renal damage in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetic rats. Methods. Diabetes was induced by the intraperitoneal injection of STZ in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Sham-injected rats served as controls. The control and diabetic rats were treated with and without febuxostat for 8 weeks, respectively. Fasting blood and 24-h urine samples were collected every 4 weeks. Rat livers were extracted for detecting gene expression, content, and bioactivity of XO...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501426/attenuation-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-sanziguben-granule-inhibiting-emt-through-nrf2-mediated-anti-oxidative-effects-in-streptozotocin-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Chenxue Zhang, Qian Li, Sisi Lai, Lei Yang, Guoqi Shi, Qing Wang, Zijie Luo, Ruizhi Zhao, Yang Yu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is an acute and serious diabetic complication characterized by renal hypertrophy and renal fibrosis with the expansion of extracellular matrices. Diabetic nephropathy has become a major cause of end-stage kidney disease. Sanziguben Granule (SZGB) is a compound prescription which has been widely applied in clinical medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetic nephropathy as well as for acute and chronic kidney injuries...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482091/flue-gas-desulfurization-gypsum-effects-on-urea-degrading-bacteria-and-ammonia-volatilization-from-broiler-litter
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Christopher D Burt, Miguel L Cabrera, Michael J Rothrock, D E Kissel
A major concern of the broiler industry is the volatilization of ammonia (NH3) from the mixture of bedding material and broiler excretion that covers the floor of broiler houses. Gypsum has been proposed as a litter amendment to reduce NH3 volatilization, but reports of NH3 abatement vary among studies and the mechanism responsible for decreasing NH3 volatilization is not well understood. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding 20 or 40% flue-gas desulfurization gypsum (FGDG) to broiler litter on pH, electrical conductivity (EC), water potential, urea-degrading bacteria abundance, NH3 and carbon dioxide (CO2) evolution, and nitrogen (N) mineralization in several 21-d experiments...
May 6, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466567/do-we-excrete-what-we-eat-analysis-of-stable-nitrogen-isotope-ratios-of-human-urinary-urea
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Frank Huelsemann, Karsten Koehler, Ulrich Flenker, Wilhelm Schaenzer
RATIONALE: Natural stable nitrogen isotope ratios (δ(15) N values) are frequently used for the determination of provenance and dietary assessment of recent and ancient humans. Although individual δ(15) N values typically correspond to the dietary δ(15) N composition, they are also affected by metabolic conditions. Preferred matrices for the mesurement of human δ(15) N values have been hair, nail or blood. The goal of this study was to validate a novel approach for the assessment of the δ(15) N values from urinary urea, the principal end-product of human N metabolism...
May 3, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462743/effect-of-replacing-ground-corn-and-soybean-meal-with-licuri-cake-on-the-performance-digestibility-nitrogen-metabolism-and-ingestive-behavior-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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A C Ferreira, J F Vieira, A M Barbosa, T M Silva, L R Bezerra, N G Nascimento, J E de Freitas, S M P L Jaeger, P de A Oliveira, R L Oliveira
Licuri (Syagrus coronate) cake is a biodiesel by-product used in ruminant feed as a beneficial energy source for supplementation in managed pastures. The objective was to evaluate the performance, digestibility, nitrogen balance, blood metabolites, ingestive behavior and diet profitability of eight crossbred Holstein (3/4)×Gyr (5/8) multiparous cows (480±25 kg BW and 100 days milking) grazing and supplemented with licuri cake partially replacing ground corn and soybean meal in concentrate (0, 200, 400 and 600 g/kg in dry matter (DM)), distributed in an experimental duplicated 4×4 Latin square design...
May 2, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453557/perivascular-radiofrequency-renal-denervation-lowers-blood-pressure-and-ameliorates-cardiorenal-fibrosis-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Shujie Wei, Dan Li, Yan Zhang, Linan Su, Yunrong Zhang, Qiang Wang, Dachun Yang, De Li, Yongjian Yang, Shuangtao Ma
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) is a promising approach to treat hypertension, but innervation patterns limit the response to endovascular RDN and the post-procedural renal artery narrowing or stenosis questions the endovascular ablation strategy. This study was performed to investigate the anti-hypertensive and target organ protective effects of perivascular RDN in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS: SHR and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were divided into sham group (n = 10), radiofrequency ablation group (n = 20) in which rats received bilateral perivascular ablation with radiofrequency energy (2 watts), and chemical (10% phenol in 95% ethanol) ablation group (n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446459/distinct-roles-of-arginases-1-and-2-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Sidney M Morris, Hanning You, Ting Gao, Jean Vacher, Timothy K Cooper, Alaa S Awad
Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease, resulting in a significant health care burden and loss of economic productivity by affected individuals. As current therapies for progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) are only moderately successful, identification of underlying mechanisms of disease is essential in order to develop more effective therapies. We showed previously that inhibition of arginase using S-(2-boronoethyl)-L-cysteine (BEC) or genetic deficiency of the arginase-2 isozyme was protective against key features of nephropathy in diabetic mouse models...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442523/a-detailed-comparison-of-morning-and-random-urine-specimen-levels-with-24-hour-urinary-excretion-levels-of-seven-biochemical-parameters-with-a-proposed-formula
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Ziba Shojaei-Far, Farideh Razi, Fatemeh Bandarian, Camelia Rambod, Mostafa Qorbani
This study aimed to evaluate the validity of the suggested method (SM) to estimate the urinary level of seven biochemical parameters within 24 hours with an innovative formula using morning and random urine specimens. A total of 133 clients referring to the laboratory of the Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, participated voluntarily in the investigation with providing three urine samples of 24-hour, morning and random. Seven biochemical parameters (calcium, phosphorus, urea, creatinine, uric acid, microalbumin and protein) were measured in all three samples...
March 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432550/estradiol-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-renal-failure-through-nmda-receptor-antagonism-in-rats
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Amrit Pal Singh, Nirmal Singh, Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi
In the present study, we investigated possible involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) in estradiol mediated protection against ischemia reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute renal failure (ARF) in rats. Bilateral renal ischemia of 40 min followed by reperfusion for 24 h induced ARF in male wistar rats. Quantification of serum creatinine, creatinine clearance (CrCl), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid, potassium, fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa), and urinary microproteins was done to assess I/R-induced renal damage in rats...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429125/low-plasma-homoarginine-concentration-is-associated-with-high-rates-of-all-cause-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Isidor Minović, Erik Hanff, Anne-Roos S Frenay, Martin H de Borst, Martin Feelisch, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Dimitrios Tsikas
In renal transplant recipients (RTR), we recently found that low urinary excretion of homoarginine (hArg) is associated with mortality and graft failure. However, it is not known whether such prospective associations also hold true for plasma concentrations of hArg. In the present study, we therefore determined plasma concentrations of hArg in the same cohort, i.e. in 687 RTR (functioning graft ≥1 year), and in 140 healthy donors, before and after kidney donation. Plasma hArg concentrations were significantly lower in RTR compared to healthy controls [1...
April 20, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422036/physicochemical-factors-of-the-urine-of-children-with-hypercalciuria
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Mercedes Ubetagoyena-Arrieta, Jorge Martínez Sáenz de Jubera, María Nieves Corera-Casty, Eduardo González Pérez-Yarza, Irati García-Albizua
OBJECTIVE: Hypercalciuria is a common lithogenic risk factor. The aim of this study was, first, to study the characteristics of urine biochemical factors of children with hypercalciuria (HC) and compare them with those of children without hypercalciuria. Second, to analyze the differences between children with HC and lithiasis (HCL) and children with HC and no lithiasis (HCNL). METHODS: The sample was composed by 111 cases with HC, divided into 2 groups: HCNL group, consisting of 93 cases with no personal history of kidney stones, and HCL group, 18 cases with personal history of kidney stones...
April 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414295/high-salt-intake-reprioritizes-osmolyte-and-energy-metabolism-for-body-fluid-conservation
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Kento Kitada, Steffen Daub, Yahua Zhang, Janet D Klein, Daisuke Nakano, Tetyana Pedchenko, Louise Lantier, Lauren M LaRocque, Adriana Marton, Patrick Neubert, Agnes Schröder, Natalia Rakova, Jonathan Jantsch, Anna E Dikalova, Sergey I Dikalov, David G Harrison, Dominik N Müller, Akira Nishiyama, Manfred Rauh, Raymond C Harris, Friedrich C Luft, David H Wassermann, Jeff M Sands, Jens Titze
Natriuretic regulation of extracellular fluid volume homeostasis includes suppression of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, pressure natriuresis, and reduced renal nerve activity, actions that concomitantly increase urinary Na+ excretion and lead to increased urine volume. The resulting natriuresis-driven diuretic water loss is assumed to control the extracellular volume. Here, we have demonstrated that urine concentration, and therefore regulation of water conservation, is an important control system for urine formation and extracellular volume homeostasis in mice and humans across various levels of salt intake...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414294/salt-and-water-not-so-simple
#16
Mark L Zeidel
It has long been viewed that the maintenance of osmotic balance in response to high salt intake is a passive process that is mediated largely by increased water consumption to balance the salt load. Two studies in this issue of the JCI challenge this notion and demonstrate that osmotic balance in response to high salt intake involves a complex regulatory process that is influenced by hormone fluctuation, metabolism, food consumption, water intake, and renal salt and water excretion. Rakova et al. report the unexpected observation that long-term high salt intake did not increase water consumption in humans but instead increased water retention...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413472/anti-diabetic-effect-of-alpinia-oxyphylla-extract-on-57bl-ksj-db-db-mice
#17
Yiqiang Xie, Man Xiao, Dan Li, Hongqin Liu, Fenglin Yun, Yi Wei, Shenggang Sang, Guankui Du
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high blood glucose levels. Increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may disrupt insulin signaling and result in insulin resistance. The Alpinia oxyphylla extract (AOE) possesses powerful antioxidant activity and may therefore inhibit the development of insulin resistance. The objective of the present study was to determine the effects of AOE on blood glucose, insulin and lipid levels in a type II diabetic nephropathy animal model (C57BIKsj db-/db-). All experiments were performed on male C57BL/Ks DB/DB and db-/db- mice that were left to acclimatize for 1 week prior to the experimental period...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390717/the-effects-of-heat-stress-on-protein-metabolism-in-lactating-holstein-cows
#18
S T Gao, J Guo, S Y Quan, X M Nan, M V Sanz Fernandez, L H Baumgard, D P Bu
Heat stress (HS) decreases milk protein synthesis beyond what would be expected based on the concomitant reduction in feed intake. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the direct effects of HS on milk protein production. Four multiparous, lactating Holstein cows (101 ± 10 d in milk, 574 ± 36 kg of body weight, 38 ± 2 kg of milk/d) were individually housed in environmental chambers and randomly allocated to 1 of 2 groups in a crossover design. The study was divided into 2 periods with 2 identical experimental phases (control phase and trial phase) within each period...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389705/metabolic-effects-of-insulin-in-a-human-model-of-ketoacidosis-combining-exposure-to-lipopolysaccharide-and-insulin-deficiency-a-randomised-controlled-crossover-study-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes
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Mads V Svart, Nikolaj Rittig, Ulla Kampmann, Thomas S Voss, Niels Møller, Niels Jessen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is often caused by concomitant systemic inflammation and lack of insulin. Here we used an experimental human model to test whether and how metabolic responses to insulin are impaired in the early phases of DKA with a specific focus on skeletal muscle metabolism. METHODS: Nine individuals with type 1 diabetes from a previously published cohort were investigated twice at Aarhus University Hospital using a 120 min infusion of insulin (3...
April 7, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381328/long-term-effect-of-a-chronic-low-protein-multideficient-diet-on-the-heart-hypertension-and-heart-failure-in-chronically-malnourished-young-adult-rats
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Luiza V P Mendes, Sabrina R Gonsalez, Leonardo M Oliveira-Pinto, Amaury Pereira-Acácio, Christina M Takiya, José H M Nascimento, Marcelo Einicker-Lamas, Adalberto Vieyra, Valéria M N Cunha, Lucienne S Lara
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether a chronic low-protein multideficient diet (BRD) from weaning turns on cardiovascular adaptive responses that could culminate in hypertension and heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Systolic pressure (SP) and heart rate (HR) were determined in CTRL (normal diet) and BRD rats. Plasma albumin, plasma urea and urinary urea excretion decreased in BRD rats. In this group, echocardiography and the Langendorff technique showed: (i) increased HR and hypertension; (ii) decreased LVDP, dP/dtmax, dP/dtmin, cardiac output, ejection fraction, stroke volume and left ventricular diameter...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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