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M Miyaji, K Nonaka
We evaluated the effects of different methods of conserving the total mixed ration (TMR) and processing hulled rice (Oryza sativa L.) on intake, digestion, ruminal fermentation, lactation performance, and nitrogen utilization in dairy cows. Eight multiparous Holstein cows (126 ± 19 d in milk) were used in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square design with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of dietary treatments. The experimental diets used fresh TMR and ensiled TMR containing either dry-rolled (DR) hulled rice or steam-flaked (SF) hulled rice...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
M T Harper, A Melgar, J Oh, K Nedelkov, G Sanchez, G W Roth, A N Hristov
Brown midrib brachytic dwarf pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) forage harvested at the flag leaf visible stage and subsequently ensiled was investigated as a partial replacement of corn silage in the diet of high-producing dairy cows. Seventeen lactating Holstein cows were fed 2 diets in a crossover design experiment with 2 periods of 28 d each. Both diets had forage:concentrate ratios of 60:40. The control diet (CSD) was based on corn silage and alfalfa haylage, and in the treatment diet, 20% of the corn silage dry matter (corresponding to 10% of the dietary dry matter) was replaced with pearl millet silage (PMD)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Bihao Liu, Yu He, Ruirui Lu, Jie Zhou, Lixia Bai, Peichun Zhang, Shufang Ye, Junbiao Wu, Chungling Liang, Yuan Zhou, Jiuyao Zhou
Zhen-wu-tang (ZWT) has been widely applied in chronic kidney diseases. However, the mechanism of ZWT remains unclear. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-γ (PPARγ) is known as a protective factor for podocyte and kidney function. This study is aimed to investigate the protective effects of ZWT on IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in rats against podocyte injury and the underlying mechanism related to PPARγ. IgAN model rats were induced by administering bovine serum albumin, lipopolysaccharide, and carbon tetrachloride...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
J S Shen, Y Y Chen, L E Moraes, Z T Yu, W Y Zhu
This study investigated the effects of dietary protein sources and nisin on rumen fermentation, nutrient digestion, plasma metabolites, N utilization, and growth performance in growing lambs. Thirty-two male Hu lambs (23 ± 2 kg initial BW) were assigned to four dietary treatments in a randomized block design with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement. Two protein sources, soybean meal (SBM) and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), and two levels of nisin, 0 and 30.5 mg of nisin/kg of feed, were used to formulate four isonitrogenous and isoenergetic diets...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Yingli Jia, Jinzhao He, Liang Wang, Limin Su, Lei Lei, Wei Huang, Xiaoqiang Geng, Shun Zhang, Xiaolu Meng, Hong Zhou, Baoxue Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitor dapagliflozin is widely used for lowering blood glucose and its usage is limited in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with moderate renal impairment. As its effect on kidney function is discrepant and complicated, the aim of this study is to determine the effect of dapagliflozin on the progression of diabetic nephropathy and related mechanisms. METHODS: Twelve-week-old male C57BL/6 wild-type and db/db mice were treated with vehicle or 1 mg/kg dapagliflozin for 12 weeks...
February 23, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Qibiao Su, Hua Su, Zhihuan Nong, Dongmei Li, Laiyou Wang, Shifeng Chu, Lizhen Liao, Jie Zhao, Xianbiao Zeng, Qikang Ya, Fei He, Wenjie Lu, Baowei Wei, Guining Wei, Naihong Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The objective of this study is to evaluate the hypouricemic and nephroprotective effects of an active fraction from Polyrhachis vicina Roger (AFPR) in potassium oxonate-induced hyperuricemic rats. METHODS: Hyperuricemia was induced by potassium oxonate in male rats. AFPR was orally administered to hyperuricemic rats for 12 consecutive weeks. Serum, liver and kidney samples were collected for effects and mechanism analysis. The levels of serum uric acid (SUA) were measured by the phosphotungstic acid method, xanthine oxidase (XOD) activity in the hepatic and serum samples were measured by ultraviolet spectrophotometry, serum levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1β), interleukin-1 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were measured by ELISA, the levels of serum creatinine (SCr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), super oxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in serum were determined by colorimetric method...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Ida Giardino, Maria D'Apolito, Michael Brownlee, Angela Bruna Maffione, Anna Laura Colia, Michele Sacco, Pietro Ferrara, Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani
Chronic kidney disease in children is an irreversible process that may lead to end-stage renal disease. The mortality rate in children with end-stage renal disease who receive dialysis increased dramatically in the last decade, and it is significantly higher compared with the general pediatric population. Furthermore, dialysis and transplant patients, who have developed end-stage renal disease during childhood, live respectively far less as compared with age/race-matched populations. Different reports show that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in children with end-stage renal disease and in adults with childhood-onset chronic kidney disease, and that children with chronic kidney disease are in the highest risk group for the development of cardiovascular disease...
December 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Caroline M Gorvin, Angela Rogers, Michelle Stewart, Anju Paudyal, Tertius A Hough, Lydia Teboul, Sara Wells, Steve Dm Brown, Roger D Cox, Rajesh V Thakker
The adaptor protein-2 sigma subunit (AP2σ), encoded by AP2S1 , forms a heterotetrameric complex, with AP2α, AP2β, and AP2μ subunits, that is pivotal for clathrin-mediated endocytosis, and AP2σ loss-of-function mutations impair internalization of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a G-protein-coupled receptor, and cause familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type-3 (FHH3). Mice with AP2σ mutations that would facilitate investigations of the in vivo role of AP2σ, are not available, and we therefore embarked on establishing such mice...
May 2, 2017: JBMR Plus
Janneke Keemink, Neel Deferm, Tom De Bruyn, Patrick Augustijns, Thomas Bouillon, Pieter Annaert
Freshly-isolated rat hepatocytes are commonly used as tools for hepatic drug disposition. From an ethical point of view, it is important to maximize the use of isolated hepatocytes by cryopreservation. The present study compared overall hepatocyte functionality as well as activity of the organic anion transporting polypeptide (Oatp), multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2), and UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1 (Ugt1), in in vitro models established with cryopreserved and freshly-isolated hepatocytes. A similar culture time-dependent decline in cellular functionality, as assessed by urea production, was observed in sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH) obtained from freshly-isolated and cryopreserved cells...
February 21, 2018: AAPS Journal
Yan-Rong Ma, Xuan Luo, Yan-Fang Wu, Tiffany Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guo-Qiang Zhang, Xin-An Wu
The kidney plays a major part in the elimination of many drugs and their metabolites, and drug-induced kidney injury commonly alters either glomerular filtration or tubular transport, or both. However, the renal excretion pathway of drugs has not been fully elucidated at different stages of renal injury. This study aimed to evaluate the alteration of renal excretion pathways in gentamicin (GEN)-induced renal injury in rats. Results showed that serum cystatin C, creatinine and urea nitrogen levels were greatly increased by the exposure of GEN (100 mg kg-1 ), and creatinine concentration was increased by 39...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
Hong-Bo Weng, Wen-Ke Han, Yan-Wen Xiong, Zhou-Hui Jin, Zhen Lan, Cheng Liu, Xue-Mei Zhang, Wen Peng
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the common microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus. Renal fibrosis is closely related to the deterioration of renal function. The present study aimed to investigate protective effect of Taxus chinensis on high-fat diet/streptozotocin-induced DN in rats and explore the underlying mechanism of action. The rat DN model was established via feeding high fat diet for 4 weeks and subsequently injecting streptozotocin (30 mg·kg-1 body weight) intraperitoneally. The rats with blood glucose levels higher than 16...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Tingxue Song, Martin Rössle, Fuliang He, Fuquan Liu, Xiaozhong Guo, Xingshun Qi
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome is a severe complication of advanced liver diseases with a dismal prognosis. AIMS: This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to explore the efficacy and safety of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for the treatment of hepatorenal syndrome. METHOD: Publications were searched via PubMed and EMBASE databases. The pooled proportion and mean difference were calculated by using a random-effect model...
February 5, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
Kyeong Seok Kim, Hyun-Jung Lim, Jong Seung Lim, Ji Yeon Son, Jaewon Lee, Byung Mu Lee, Seung Chul Chang, Hyung Sik Kim
Chronic exposure to cadmium (Cd) causes remarkable damage to the kidneys, a target organ of accumulated Cd after oral administration. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of curcumin against Cd-induced nephrotoxicity. Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into the following four treatment groups: control, curcumin (50 mg/kg, oral), CdCl2, (25 mg/kg, oral), and pre-treatment with curcumin (50 mg/kg) 1 h prior to the administration of CdCl2 (25 mg/kg, oral) for 7 days...
February 5, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Mao Zheng, Shandong Ye, Yan Chen, Meinan Chen
AIM: To study the excretion of urinary Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP) with a wide range of urinary albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in a population with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective investigation was performed in 3,599 adult inpatients with T2DM in Anhui Provincial Hospital of China. Demographic information, urinary THP data, and other lab reports were obtained from the Electronic Patient Record (EPR)...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
Piergiorgio Bolasco, Stefano Murtas
This work is aimed for showing in detail to the nephrologists the methodology applied in the Combined Diet Dialysis Program (CDDP) in selected patients especially with the use of the Urea Nitrogen Appearance which allows to verify the sustainability and collaboration of patients on the 0.6 g/Kg/day hypoproteic diet by calculating the Protein Catabolic Rate in patients with metabolic steady state. It is also confirmed that the combined action of nutrition and the minimal contact with hemodialysis may allow a longer maintenance of the residual renal function with the further possibility of a greater excretion of Protein Bound Uremic Toxins and to obtain a phosphate balance thanks for a good maintenance of phosphaturia...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
J S Jennings, B E Meyer, P J Guiroy, N A Cole
The increased use of byproducts in finishing diets leads to diets that contain greater concentrations of CP and MP than required by cattle. The hypothesis was that excess dietary CP and MP would increase maintenance energy requirements due to the energy costs of removing excess N as urea in urine. To evaluate the potential efficiency lost, two experiments were performed to determine the effects of feeding excess CP and MP to calves fed a finishing diet at 1 x maintenance energy intake (Exp. 1) and at 2 x maintenance intake (Exp...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Xiaoling Wang, Dejuan Li, Lu Fan, Qianhan Xiao, Hua Zuo, Zhubo Li
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most severe complications of diabetes mellitus. This study aimed to determine the effects and potential mechanism of caffeic acid para-nitro phenethyl ester (CAPE-pNO2), a derivative of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), on DN; In vivo, intraperitoneal injections of streptozotocin (STZ) were used to induce diabetes in mice; then, the mice were intraperitoneally injected daily with CAPE or CAPE-pNO2 for 8 weeks. The mice were sacrificed, and blood samples and kidney tissues were collected to measure biological indexes...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
James B Diskin, Christopher Brandon Walker, Michael D Oberle, Charles J Diskin
The fractional excretion of urea is a useful tool to evaluate renal function in oliguric states; however, it remains unexplored in nonoliguric states. We evaluated its use to predict responses in patients with type 1 cardiorenal syndrome. This was a prospective observational study of 116 patients with type 1 cardiorenal syndrome referred over a 4-year period. Fractional excretion of urea and sodium, ejection fraction, mean arterial pressure, age, sex, diabetes, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), serum sodium and blood urea nitrogen were analyzed for effects upon serum creatinine and survival...
January 26, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Fernanda Oliveira Coelho, Lecticia Barbosa Jorge, Ana Carolina de Bragança Viciana, Talita Rojas Sanches, Fernando Dos Santos, Claudia Maria B Helou, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Makoto Kuro-O, Lucia Andrade
The klotho gene, which encodes a single-pass transmembrane protein and a secreted protein, is expressed predominantly by the distal renal tubules and is related to calcium-phosphorus metabolism, ion channel regulation, intracellular signaling pathways, and longevity. Klotho deficiency aggravates acute kidney injury and renal fibrosis. Exposure to nicotine also worsens kidney injury. Here, we investigated renal klotho expression in a mouse model of chronic (28-day) nicotine exposure, in which mice received nicotine or vehicle (saccharine) in drinking water, comparing wild-type (klotho+/+) mice, klotho-haploinsufficient (klotho+/-) mice, and their respective controls, in terms of the effects of that exposure...
January 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Pin Chen, Xiaozhi Shi, Xiangjin Xu, Yiyang Lin, Zhulin Shao, Rongdan Wu, Lihong Huang
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of liraglutide on renal injury and the renal expression of FoxO1 in type 2 diabetic rats. METHODS: Type 2 diabetic rats model was induced by a high-sugar and high-fat diet and intraperitoneal injection of low-dose Streptozotocin (STZ)(30 mg/kg). Five weeks after STZ injection, diabetic rats were randomly treated with or without subcutaneous injection of liraglutide (0.2 mg/kg/12 h) for eight weeks. Diabetes-related physical and biochemical indicators, renal histopathological and ultrastructural changes, the expression of renal transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1), fibronectin (FN), type IV collagen (Col IV), protein kinase B (Akt), forkhead box protein O1 (FoxO1) and manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) were measured...
January 17, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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