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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067623/seizure-control-through-genetic-and-pharmacological-manipulation-of-pumilio-a-key-component-of-neuronal-homeostasis
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Wei-Hsiang Lin, Carlo N G Giachello, Richard A Baines
Epilepsy is a significant disorder for which approximately one-third of patients do not respond to drug treatments. Next-generation drugs, which interact with novel targets, are required to provide a better clinical outcome for these individuals. To identify potential novel targets for antiepileptic drug (AED) design, we used RNA sequencing to identify changes in gene transcription in two seizure models of the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster The first model compared gene transcription between wildtype (WT) and the bangsenseless(1) (para(bss)) mutant; a gain-of-function in the sole fly voltage-gated sodium channel (paralytic)...
December 14, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043708/emerging-roles-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-in-cardiology
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REVIEW
Atsushi Tanaka, Koichi Node
The ultimate goal of treatment in people with diabetes mellitus is to prevent development of cardiovascular (CV) disease, resulting in prolongation of healthy life expectancy. Although impaired glycemic metabolism has a central role in its pathology, a number of studies have demonstrated that remedy for its imbalance cannot necessarily be accomplished as a therapeutic goal. A comprehensive medical approach against multi-factorial pathologies in diabetes, such as insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, in addition to diet and exercise therapy should be rather performed in the routine clinical setting...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043325/exploring-poisonous-mechanism-of-honeybee-apis-mellifera-ligustica-spinola-caused-by-pyrethroids
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Qiang Wang, Qingyun Diao, Pingli Dai, Yanna Chu, Yanyan Wu, Ting Zhou, Qingnian Cai
As the important intracellular secondary messengers, calcium channel is the target of many neurotoxic pesticides as calcium homeostasis in the neuroplasm play important role in neuronal functions and behavior in insects. This study investigated the effect of deltamethrin (DM) on calcium channel in the brain nerve cells of adult workers of Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola that were cultured in vitro. The results showed that the intracellular calcium concentration was significantly elevated even with a very low concentration of the DM (3...
January 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031329/hur-enhances-early-restitution-of-the-intestinal-epithelium-by-increasing-cdc42-translation
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Lan Liu, Ran Zhuang, Lan Xiao, Hee Kyoung Chung, Jason Luo, Douglas J Turner, Jaladanki N Rao, Myriam Gorospe, Jian-Ying Wang
The mammalian intestinal mucosa exhibits a spectrum of responses after acute injury and repairs itself rapidly to restore the epithelial integrity. The RNA-binding protein HuR regulates the stability and translation of target mRNAs and is involved in many aspects of gut epithelium homeostasis, but its exact role in the regulation of mucosal repair after injury remains unknown. Here we show that HuR is essential for early intestinal epithelial restitution by increasing the expression of cell division control protein 42 (Cdc42) at the posttranscriptional level...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017872/nitrite-derived-nitric-oxide-reduces-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-mediated-extracellular-vesicle-production-by-endothelial-cells
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Nicholas Burnley-Hall, Gareth Willis, Jessica Davis, D Aled Rees, Philip E James
INTRODUCTION: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small, spherical particles enclosed by a phospholipid bilayer (∼30-1000 nm) released from multiple cell types, and have been shown to have pathophysiological roles in a plethora of disease states. The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) allows for adaptation of cellular physiology in hypoxia and may permit the enhanced release of EVs under such conditions. Nitric oxide (NO) plays a pivotal role in vascular homeostasis, and can modulate the cellular response to hypoxia by preventing HIF-1 accumulation...
December 23, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017702/arsenite-in-drinking-water-produces-glucose-intolerance-in-pregnant-rats-and-their-female-offspring
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María Marta Bonaventura, Nadia Soledad Bourguignon, Marianne Bizzozzero, Diego Rodriguez, Clara Ventura, Claudia Cocca, Carlos Libertun, Victoria Adela Lux-Lantos
Drinking water is the main source of arsenic exposure. Chronic exposure has been associated with metabolic disorders. Here we studied the effects of arsenic on glucose metabolism, in pregnant and post-partum of dams and their offspring. We administered 5 (A5) or 50 (A50) mg/L of sodium arsenite in drinking water to rats from gestational day 1 (GD1) until two months postpartum (2MPP), and to their offspring from weaning until 8 weeks old. Liver arsenic dose-dependently increased in arsenite-treated rats to levels similar to exposed population...
December 23, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017617/mir-263a-regulates-enac-to-maintain-osmotic-and-intestinal-stem-cell-homeostasis-in-drosophila
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Kevin Kim, Ruei-Jiun Hung, Norbert Perrimon
Proper regulation of osmotic balance and response to tissue damage is crucial in maintaining intestinal stem cell (ISC) homeostasis. We found that Drosophila miR-263a downregulates the expression of epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) subunits in enterocytes (ECs) to maintain osmotic and ISC homeostasis. In the absence of miR-263a, the intraluminal surface of the intestine displays dehydration-like phenotypes, Na(+) levels are increased in ECs, stress pathways are activated in ECs, and ISCs overproliferate. Furthermore, miR-263a mutants have increased bacterial load and expression of antimicrobial peptides...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017410/disorders-of-sodium-and-water-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Julien Guillaumin, Stephen DiBartola
This review article discusses normal and abnormal sodium balance in small animals. The terms and concepts central to understanding normal sodium and water balance are presented as well as of the physiology of body fluid compartments and the movement of fluid between those compartments. As dysnatremia is a very common disorder across the spectrum of critically ill patients, the main focus of the article is to present several clinical examples of both acute and chronic hypernatremia and hyponatremia and their practical, clinical management...
December 22, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009816/the-new-role-for-an-old-kinase-protein-kinase-ck2-regulates-metal-ion-transport
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REVIEW
Adam J Johnson, Ming J Wu
The pleiotropic serine/threonine protein kinase CK2 was the first kinase discovered. It is renowned for its role in cell proliferation and anti-apoptosis. The complexity of this kinase is well reflected by the findings of past decades in terms of its heterotetrameric structure, subcellular location, constitutive activity and the extensive catalogue of substrates. With the advent of non-biased high-throughput functional genomics such as genome-wide deletion mutant screening, novel aspects of CK2 functionality have been revealed...
December 21, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008998/impaired-hepatic-adaptation-to-chronic-cholestasis-induced-by-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Marta Klak, Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Anna Wiechowska-Kozlowska, Elzbieta Urasinska, Malgorzata Blatkiewicz, Ewa Wunsch, Elwyn Elias, Piotr Milkiewicz
Pathogenesis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) may involve impaired bile acid (BA) homeostasis. We analyzed expressions of factors mediating enterohepatic circulation of BA using ileal and colonic (ascending and sigmoid) biopsies obtained from patients with PSC with and without ulcerative colitis (UC) and explanted PSC livers. Two-fold increase of BA-activated farnesoid X receptor (FXR) protein levels were seen in ascending and sigmoid colon of PSC patients with correspondingly decreased apical sodium-dependent BA transporter (ASBT) gene expression...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007638/immunotoxicological-effects-of-arsenic-bioaccumulation-on-spatial-metallomics-and-cellular-enzyme-response-in-the-spleen-of-male-wistar-rats-after-oral-intake
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Elio A Soria, Roberto D Pérez, Ignasi Queralt, Carlos A Pérez, Guillermina A Bongiovanni
Arsenic (As) is a worldwide environmental contaminant, which compromises immunity and causes various associated disorders. To further investigate its immunotoxicity, male Wistar rats were exposed to 100ppm of sodium arsenite (inorganic AsIII) in drinking water for 2 months. Given that metals are significant immune regulators, their content and distribution were analysed in spleen tissues, to then evaluate subsequent changes of redox enzyme responses in spleen parenchyma cells (splenocytes). X-ray fluorescence spectrometry demonstrated As accumulation in both white and red pulps (p<0...
January 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991901/distinct-neural-mechanisms-for-the-control-of-thirst-and-salt-appetite-in-the-subfornical-organ
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Takashi Matsuda, Takeshi Y Hiyama, Fumio Niimura, Taiji Matsusaka, Akiyoshi Fukamizu, Kenta Kobayashi, Kazuto Kobayashi, Masaharu Noda
Body fluid conditions are continuously monitored in the brain to regulate thirst and salt-appetite sensations. Angiotensin II drives both thirst and salt appetite; however, the neural mechanisms underlying selective water- and/or salt-intake behaviors remain unknown. Using optogenetics, we show that thirst and salt appetite are driven by distinct groups of angiotensin II receptor type 1a-positive excitatory neurons in the subfornical organ. Neurons projecting to the organum vasculosum lamina terminalis control water intake, while those projecting to the ventral part of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis control salt intake...
December 19, 2016: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982124/the-human-intestinal-microbiota-of-constipated-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-properties
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Alain P Gobert, Giulia Sagrestani, Eve Delmas, Keith T Wilson, Thomas G Verriere, Michel Dapoigny, Christophe Del'homme, Annick Bernalier-Donadille
The intestinal microbiota of patients with constipated-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS) displays chronic dysbiosis. Our aim was to determine whether this microbial imbalance instigates perturbation of the host intestinal mucosal immune response, using a model of human microbiota-associated rats (HMAR) and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis. The analysis of the microbiota composition revealed a decrease of the relative abundance of Bacteroides, Roseburia-Eubacterium rectale and Bifidobacterium and an increase of Enterobacteriaceae, Desulfovibrio sp...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982094/huangqin-tang-ameliorates-dextran-sodium-sulphate-induced-colitis-by-regulating-intestinal-epithelial-cell-homeostasis-inflammation-and-immune-response
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Ying Zou, Jiantao Lin, Wenyang Li, Zhuguo Wu, Zhiwei He, Guoliang Huang, Jian Wang, Caiguo Ye, Xiaoyan Cheng, Congcong Ding, Xuebao Zheng, Honggang Chi
Huangqin-tang (HQT) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula widely used for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in China. However, the molecular mechanisms by which HQT protects the colon are unclear. We studied the protective effects of HQT and the underlying mechanisms in an experimental mouse model and in vitro. In vivo, dextran sodium sulphate (DSS)-induced acute and chronic colitis were significantly ameliorated by HQT as gauged by phenotypic, histopathologic and inflammatory manifestations of the disease...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977314/diabetes-and-kidney-disease-the-role-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt-2-and-sglt-2-inhibitors-in-modifying-disease-outcomes
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Christian W Mende
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) often have coexisting chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, healthy renal function is crucial in maintaining glucose homeostasis, assuring that almost all of the filtered glucose is reabsorbed by the sodium glucose cotransporters (SGLTs) SGLT-1 and SGLT-2. In diabetes, an increased amount of glucose is filtered by the kidneys and SGLT-2 is upregulated, leading to increased glucose absorption and worsening hyperglycemia. Prolonged hyperglycemia contributes to the development of CKD by inducing metabolic and hemodynamic changes in the kidneys...
January 4, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957710/recent-advances-in-the-genetics-of-hypertension
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Loo Keat Wei, Anthony Au, Lai Kuan Teh, Huey Shi Lye
Hypertension is a silent killer worldwide, caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Until now, genetic and genomic association studies of hypertension are reporting different degree of association on hypertension. Hence, it is essential to gather all the available information on the reported genetic loci and to determine if any biomarker(s) is/are significantly associated with hypertension. Current review concluded the potential biomarkers for hypertension, with regards to electrolytes and fluids transport as well as sodium/potassium ions homeostasis, which are supported by the results of case-controls and meta-analyses...
December 13, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941935/renal-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-considerations-of-sglt2-inhibition
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REVIEW
Ralph A DeFronzo, Luke Norton, Muhammad Abdul-Ghani
The kidney has a pivotal role in maintaining glucose homeostasis by using glucose as a metabolic fuel, by producing glucose through gluconeogenesis, and by reabsorbing all filtered glucose through the sodium-glucose cotransporters SGLT1 and SGLT2 located in the proximal tubule. In patients with diabetes, the maximum glucose reabsorptive capacity (TmG) of the kidney, as well as the threshold for glucose spillage into the urine, are elevated, contributing to the pathogenesis of hyperglycaemia. By reducing the TmG and, more importantly, the threshold of glucosuria, SGLT2 inhibitors enhance glucose excretion, leading to a reduction in fasting and postprandial plasma glucose levels and improvements in both insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity...
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935319/haplotype-association-and-synergistic-effect-of-human-aldosterone-synthase-cyp11b2-gene-polymorphisms-causing-susceptibility-to-essential-hypertension-in-indian-patients
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Uppuluri Mohana Vamsi, Nagalingam Swapna, Gunda Padma, Satti Vishnupriya, Tirunilai Padma
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is a key enzyme involved in the terminal steps of aldosterone biosynthesis. Genetic variability in CYP11B2 gene has been associated with heterogeneous aldosterone production, which can affect sodium homeostasis and thereby regulation of blood pressure. Hence, the present study was aimed to explore the single-locus variations, haplotype and epistasis patterns of CYP11B2 (C-344T, intron-2 gene conversion and Lys173Arg) gene polymorphisms, and the risk contributed by them to the development of essential hypertension (EHT)...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934558/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-postrenal-transplant-an-often-forgotten-hormone
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Fateme Shamekhi Amiri, Mohammad Reza Khatami
Fibroblast growth factor 23 is likely to be the most important regulator of phosphate homeostasis, which mediates its functions through fibroblast growth factor receptors and the coreceptor Klotho. In addition to reducing expression of the sodium-phosphate cotransporters NPT2a and NPT2c in the proximal tubules, fibroblast growth factor 23 inhibits renal 1α-hydroxylase and stimulates 24-hydroxylase and appears to reduce parathyroid hormone secretion in short-term studies. Fibroblast growth factor 23 synthesis and secretion by osteocytes and osteoblasts are upregulated through 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and through an increased dietary phosphate intake...
December 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929086/the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-trim31-attenuates-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-by-promoting-proteasomal-degradation-of-nlrp3
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Hui Song, Bingyu Liu, Wanwan Huai, Zhongxia Yu, Wenwen Wang, Jing Zhao, Lihui Han, Guosheng Jiang, Lining Zhang, Chengjiang Gao, Wei Zhao
The NLRP3 inflammasome has a fundamental role in host defence against microbial pathogens and its deregulation may cause diverse inflammatory diseases. NLRP3 protein expression is a rate-limiting step for inflammasome activation, thus its expression must be tightly controlled to maintain immune homeostasis and avoid detrimental effects. However, how NLRP3 expression is regulated remains largely unknown. In this study, we identify E3 ubiquitin ligase TRIM31 as a feedback suppressor of NLRP3 inflammasome. TRIM31 directly binds to NLRP3, promotes K48-linked polyubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of NLRP3...
December 8, 2016: Nature Communications
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