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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929659/-effects-and-mechanisms-of-shenkang-injection-promoting-extracellular-matrix-degradation-via-regulating-erk1-2-mmps-signaling-pathway-in-renal-failure-rats
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Jing-Jing Yang, Zhi-Min Mao, Yi-Gang Wan, Wei Wu, Yan-Ru Huang, Ge Shi, Wen-Bei Han, Jian Yao
This study aimed to clarify preliminarily the effects and mechanisms of Shenkang injection (SKI) promoting extracellular matrix(ECM)degradation via regulating extracellular-signal regulated protein kinase(ERK)1/2/matrix metalloproteinases(MMPs)signaling pathway in renal failure rats. Twenty rats were randomly divided into 4 groups:the Sham group,the Model group,the SKI group and the Enalapril maleate(EM)group. The model rats with renal failure were induced by intragastric administration of adenine and unilateral ureteral obstruction(UUO)...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926934/the-beneficial-effects-of-allicin-in-chronic-kidney-disease-are-comparable-to-losartan
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Ehécatl Miguel Ángel García Trejo, Abraham Said Arellano Buendía, Omegar Sánchez Reyes, Fernando Enrique García Arroyo, Raúl Arguello García, María Lilia Loredo Mendoza, Edilia Tapia, Laura Gabriela Sánchez Lozada, Horacio Osorio Alonso
Recent studies suggest that allicin may play a role in chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing hypertension and oxidative stress and improving renal dysfunction. In the present study, CKD was induced by 5/6 nephrectomy and the animals were divided into four treatment groups as follows: control (C), CKD, CKD+allicin (40 mg/kg pathway oral) (CKDA), and CKD+Losartan (20 mg/kg) (CKDL). After CKD induction, the rats developed hypertension from week 3 to the end of the study. This was associated with increased creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels in serum, increased albuminuria, increased urinary excretion of N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG), increased nephrin expression, and incrased histological alterations in the cortex...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888854/quantitation-of-phenylbutyrate-metabolites-by-uplc-ms-ms-demonstrates-inverse-correlation-of-phenylacetate-phenylacetylglutamine-ratio-with-plasma-glutamine-levels
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Yi Jiang, Mohammed Almannai, V Reid Sutton, Qin Sun, Sarah H Elsea
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are genetic conditions characterized by nitrogen accumulation in the form of ammonia and caused by defects in the enzymes required to convert ammonia to urea for excretion. UCDs include a spectrum of enzyme deficiencies, namely n-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency (NAGS), carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I deficiency (CPS1), ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC), argininosuccinate lyase deficiency (ASL), citrullinemia type I (ASS1), and argininemia (ARG). Currently, sodium phenylbutyrate and glycerol phenylbutyrate are primary medications used to treat patients with UCDs, and long-term monitoring of these compounds is critical for preventing drug toxic levels...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887162/extrinsic-nerves-are-not-involved-in-branchial-5-ht-dynamics-or-pulsatile-urea-excretion-in-gulf-toadfish-opsanus-beta
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Maria C Cartolano, Molly H B Amador, Velislava Tzaneva, William K Milsom, M Danielle McDonald
Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) can switch from continuously excreting ammonia as their primary nitrogenous waste to excreting predominantly urea in distinct pulses. Previous studies have shown that the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) is involved in controlling this process, but it is unknown if 5-HT availability is under central nervous control or if the 5-HT signal originates from a peripheral source. Following up on a previous study, cranial nerves IX (glossopharyngeal) and X (vagus) were sectioned to further characterize their role in controlling pulsatile urea excretion and 5-HT release within the gill...
September 5, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861952/use-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter%C3%A2-2-inhibitors-in-older-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Takahiro Kambara, Rei Shibata, Hiroyuki Osanai, Yoshihito Nakashima, Hiroshi Asano, Kazuyoshi Sakai, Toyoaki Murohara, Masayoshi Ajioka
AIM: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are antidiabetic agents that act on the proximal renal tubules to lower blood glucose levels by inhibiting glucose reabsorption and promoting urinary glucose excretion. The present study assessed the long-term use of SGLT2 inhibitors in older patients with diabetes. METHODS: A total of 117 older patients with type 2 diabetes who were given SGLT2 inhibitors were enrolled from April 2014 to March 2016. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 73...
September 1, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856936/the-correlation-between-breast-cancer-and-urinary-iodine-excretion-levels
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Fatma Umit Malya, Huseyin Kadioglu, Mustafa Hasbahceci, Kemal Dolay, Mehmet Guzel, Yeliz Emine Ersoy
Objective To compare urinary iodine excretion levels in patients with breast cancer and control subjects. Methods In this prospective pilot study, patients with breast cancer and normal controls were recruited. Age and menopausal status were recorded. Levels of serum thyroid-stimulating hormone, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine and urine iodine concentration (UIC) were measured. UIC levels were divided into three categories: low (<100 µg/l), normal (100-200 µg/l) or high (>200 µg/l). Results A total of 24 patients with breast cancer and 48 controls were included in the study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842583/responses-of-renal-hemodynamics-and-tubular-functions-to-acute-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitor-administration-in-non-diabetic-anesthetized-rats
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Tuba M Ansary, Yoshihide Fujisawa, Asadur Rahman, Daisuke Nakano, Hirofumi Hitomi, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki, Jens M Titze, Kento Kitada, Akira Nishiyama
The aim of this study is to examine the effects of acute administration of luseogliflozin, the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, on renal hemodynamics and tubular functions in anesthetized non-diabetic Sprague Dawley (SD) rats and 5/6 nephrectomized (Nx) SD rats. Renal blood flow (RBF), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and heart rate (HR) were continuously measured and urine was collected directly from the left ureter. Intraperitoneal injection of luseogliflozin (0.9 mg kg(-1)) did not change MAP, HR, RBF, or creatinine clearance (CrCl) in SD rats (n = 7)...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831232/effect-of-paddy-straw-plus-nonforage-fiber-sources-based-complete-rations-with-different-levels-of-neutral-detergent-fiber-on-hemato-biochemical-and-mineral-profile-of-lactating-dairy-cows
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Biju Chacko, K M Syam Mohan, K Ally, K Shyama, K S Anil, C T Sathian
AIM: This study was conducted to assess the effect of feeding paddy straw plus nonforage fiber sources based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fiber (NDF) on hemato-biochemical and mineral parameters of lactating dairy cows. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted for 6 months in 18 lactating dairy cows, divided into three groups of six each, by feeding them on paddy straw plus nonforage fiber sources based complete rations containing different levels of NDF, in two phases of 3 months (90 days) each, being the early and mid lactation phases, respectively...
July 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805887/characterizing-ammonia-emissions-from-horses-fed-different-crude-protein-concentrations
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J Weir, H Li, L K Warren, E Macon, C Wickens
Evaluating impact of animal agriculture on air quality has been the focus of recent research. Ammonia (NH) volatilization occurs when undigested protein in feces and urea in urine is broken down by bacteria and enzymes. Information regarding NH emission from equine facilities is limited, and effects of CP intake on NH emissions have not been investigated. Nine mature geldings were used in a 3 × 3 replicated Latin square design study to determine effects of dietary CP on potential NH losses from feces and urine...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794292/cross-linked-polyelectrolyte-and-its-function-in-adsorption-of-fluid-and-excess-nitrogen-waste-products-an-experimental-study-on-dialysate-effluent-fluid
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Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi, Behzad Abedi, Sabalan Daneshvar, Effat Alizadeh, Mohammadreza Khalilzadeh, Yaghoub Abedi
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important issues in patients with chronic kidney disease is fluid retention and volume overload accompanied by retention of nitrogenous waste products and some electrolytes. Bowel fluid contains high levels of urea, creatinine, uric acid, and electrolytes, which make it a potential candidate for intestinal excretion of nitrogen wastes and electrolytes. Cross-linked polyelectrolyte (CLP) is a polymer that, given orally, absorbs excess fluid, electrolyte, and nitrogenous waste products...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781906/cystatin-c-as-a-marker-for-renal-impairment-in-preeclampsia
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Apeksha Niraula, Madhab Lamsal, Nirmal Baral, Shankar Majhi, Seraj Ahmed Khan, Pritha Basnet, Kashyap Dahal
Preeclampsia is a devastating pregnancy-associated disorder characterized by the onset of hypertension, proteinuria, and edema with limited plausible pathophysiology known. Cystatin-C, a novel marker for the detection of renal impairment, is increased in preeclampsia at an early stage. This study was aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficiency of Cystatin-C as an early marker of renal function in preeclampsia comparing it to the traditional renal markers. A hospital based comparative cross-sectional study was performed on 104 women (52 diagnosed cases of preeclampsia and 52 healthy pregnant women)...
2017: Journal of Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780091/production-performance-and-milk-fatty-acid-profile-in-grazing-dairy-cows-offered-ground-corn-or-liquid-molasses-as-the-sole-supplemental-nonstructural-carbohydrate-source
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A F Brito, K J Soder, P Y Chouinard, S F Reis, S Ross, M D Rubano, M D Casler
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of ground corn or liquid molasses fed as the sole supplemental nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) source on production performance, milk fatty acid (FA) profile, grazing behavior, and N metabolism in grazing dairy cows. A strip-grazing management system was used, with cows offered a new strip of fresh herbage after each milking, resulting in approximately 16 h of access to pasture daily. Animals were fed a diet formulated to yield an 86:14 forage-to-concentrate ratio consisting [dry matter (DM) basis] of 74% mixed grass-legume herbage, 12% mixed-mostly legume baleage, 12% NSC source, and 2% mineral-vitamin premix...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771433/the-impact-of-vitamin-c-on-the-relationship-among-inflammation-lipid-peroxidation-and-platelet-activation-during-analgesic-nephropathy-in-rats
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Nikola Hadzi-Petrushev, Dine Mitrov, Vladimir Kostovski, Mitko Mladenov
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation are involved in the pathogenesis of paracetamol-induced renal damage. This study examines the relationship between 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α) and platelet activation as well as the relative contribution of the pro-inflammatory markers interleukin (IL)-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in enhanced 8-iso-PGF2α biosynthesis, as a complementary onset during analgesic nephropathy induced by chronic treatment with paracetamol...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727028/production-management-and-the-environment-symposium-measurement-and-mitigation-of-reactive-nitrogen-species-from-swine-and-poultry-production
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W Powers, M Capelari
Reactive nitrogen (Nr) species include oxides of nitrogen [N; nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and nitrous oxide (NO)], anions (nitrate and nitrite), and amine derivatives [ammonia (NH), ammonium salts and urea]. Of the different Nr species, air emissions from swine and poultry facilities are predominantly NH followed by NO. Excreta emissions are NH, ammonium ions, and urea with trace amounts of nitrate and nitrite. Farm systems and practices that handle manure as a wet product without pH modification favor almost exclusive NH production...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720209/the-influence-of-oxazaphosphorine-agents-on-kidney-function-in-rats
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Łukasz Dobrek, Beata Skowron, Agnieszka Baranowska, Klaudia Płoszaj, Dorota Bądziul, Piotr Thor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The application of cytostatic oxazaphosphorines such as cyclophosphamide (CP) and ifosfamide (IF) is associated with the risk of kidney damage that, depending on the type of drug, dose and route of administration, adopts a different clinical entity and severity. The aim of our study was to assess the influence of CP and IF on the kidney histology and function in rats intraperitoneally treated with four doses of either CP or IF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 rats were divided into three groups (10 in each group): group 1 (control), sham treated with saline solution, group 2 (treated with 75mg/kg b...
July 2, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711249/estimating-the-energetic-cost-of-feeding-excess-dietary-nitrogen-to-dairy-cows
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K F Reed, H C Bonfá, J Dijkstra, D P Casper, E Kebreab
Feeding N in excess of requirement could require the use of additional energy to metabolize excess protein, and to synthesize and excrete urea; however, the amount and fate of this energy is unknown. Little progress has been made on this topic in recent decades, so an extension of work published in 1970 was conducted to quantify the effect of excess N on ruminant energetics. In part 1 of this study, the results of previous work were replicated using a simple linear regression to estimate the effect of excess N on energy balance...
September 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676189/changes-in-renal-function-after-discontinuation-of-vitamin-d-analogues-in-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Francisco Caravaca, Fernando Caravaca-Fontán, Lilia Azevedo, Enrique Luna
BACKGROUND: In routine clinical practice, the prescription of vitamin D analogues (VDA) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often associated with a decline of the estimated renal function. The reason for this is not fully understood. AIMS: To analyse the effects of VDA discontinuation in advanced CKD and to determine the factors associated with changes in renal function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of adult patients with advanced CKD...
July 1, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672943/metformin-ameliorates-diabetic-nephropathy-in-a-rat-model-of-low-dose-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes
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Siwei Zhang, Huali Xu, Xiaofeng Yu, Yi Wu, Dayun Sui
The present study aimed to explore the renoprotective effect of metformin on diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetic rats. A rat model of type 2 diabetic nephropathy (T2DN) was successfully induced via a high-fat diet combined with a single low-dose of streptozotocin. Metformin was administered intragastrically for 13 weeks, and fasting blood glucose (FBG), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), HDL-c, LDL-c, urinary and serum creatinine levels were subsequently examined at the end of administration. Renal function was determined after the treatment protocol...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670881/ameliorative-effect-of-coenzyme-q10-and-or-candesartan-on-carboplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-roles-of-apoptosis-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Ahmed M Kabel, Abeer A Elkhoely
Background: Carboplatin is a drug that is used for treatment of many types of cancer. However, it may produce serious nephrotoxicity. Candesartan is angiotensin II receptor antagonist employed mainly for control of hypertension. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble substance which was proven to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Aim: Our aim was to study the effects of candesartan and/or CoQ10 on carboplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice. Methods: Sixty mice were divided into 6 equal groups: Control untreated; carboplatin; carboplatin + candesartan; carboplatin + CoQ10; carboplatin + carboxymethyl cellulose; and carboplatin + candesartan + CoQ10 group...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665768/identification-of-a-sensitive-urinary-biomarker-selenium-binding-protein-1-for-early-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Kyeong Seok Kim, Hun Yong Yang, Hosup Song, Ye Rim Kang, JiHoon Kwon, JiHye An, Ji Yeon Son, Seung Jun Kwack, Young-Mi Kim, Ok-Nam Bae, Mee-Young Ahn, Jaewon Lee, Sungpil Yoon, Byung Mu Lee, Hyung Sik Kim
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased mortality rate in patients but clinically available biomarkers for disease detection are currently not available. Recently, a new biomarker, selenium-binding protein 1 (SBP1), was identified for detection of nephrotoxicity using proteomic analysis. The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of urinary SBP1 levels as an early detection of AKI using animal models such as cisplatin or ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with cisplatin (6 mg/kg, once i...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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