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Citrulline AND kidney

Samyuktha Muralidharan Pillai, Petra Seebeck, Ralph Fingerhut, Ji Huang, Xiu-Fen Ming, Zhihong Yang, François Verrey
BACKGROUND: Uninephrectomy (UNX) is performed for various reasons, including kidney cancer or donation. Kidneys being the main site of l-arginine production in the body, we tested whether UNX mediated kidney mass reduction impacts l-arginine metabolism and thereby nitric oxide production and blood pressure regulation in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a first series of experiments, we observed a significant increase in arterial blood pressure 8 days post-UNX in female and not in male mice...
February 25, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Bethany M Biron, Chun-Shiang Chung, Yaping Chen, Zachary Wilson, Eleanor A Fallon, Jonathan S Reichner, Alfred Ayala
Indirect acute respiratory distress syndrome (iARDS) is caused by a nonpulmonary inflammatory process resulting from insults such as nonpulmonary sepsis. Neutrophils are thought to play a significant role in mediating ARDS, with the development of iARDS being characterized by dysregulation and recruitment of activated neutrophils into the lung. Recently, a novel mechanism of microbial killing by neutrophils was identified through the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs are composed of large webs of decondensed chromatin released from activated neutrophils into the extracellular space; they are regulated by the enzyme peptidylarginine deiminase 4 (PAD4) through mediation of chromatin decondensation via citrullination of target histones...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Bashir M Mohamed, Noreen T Boyle, Anja Schinwald, Bruno Murer, Ronan Ward, Omar K Mahfoud, Tatsiana Rakovich, Kieran Crosbie-Staunton, Steven G Gray, Ken Donaldson, Yuri Volkov, Adriele Prina-Mello
Citrullination, or the post-translational deimination of polypeptide-bound arginine, is involved in several pathological processes in the body, including autoimmunity and tumorigenesis. Recent studies have shown that nanomaterials can trigger protein citrullination, which might constitute a common pathogenic link to disease development. Here we demonstrated auto-antibody production in serum of nanomaterials-treated mice. Citrullination-associated phenomena and PAD levels were found to be elevated in nanomaterials -treated cell lines as well as in the spleen, kidneys and lymph nodes of mice, suggesting a systemic response to nanomaterials injection, and validated in human pleural and pericardial malignant mesothelioma (MM) samples...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Alireza Mirzaei, Yousef Ataeipoor, Mojgan Asgari, Mozhdeh Zabihiyeganeh
Presentation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with renal complications is very rare without articular symptoms. We here report a case of a 23-year-old woman, presenting with the edema of the extremities, no relevant previous medical history, and the features of acute tubular injury in her percutaneous kidney biopsy. Following the incidental notification of a positive rheumatoid factor test, other immunologic tests including anticyclic citrullinated peptide and antimutated citrullinated vimentin were performed, the positive results of which favored the diagnosis of RA...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Ian H de Boer, Xiaoyu Gao, Ionut Bebu, Andrew N Hoofnagle, John M Lachin, Andrew Paterson, Bruce A Perkins, Amy K Saenger, Michael W Steffes, Bernard Zinman, Mark E Molitch
Objective: To evaluate biomarkers of renal tubulointerstitial damage and function in type 1 diabetes with and without diabetic kidney disease. Research design and methods: Cross-sectional case-control study of Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study participants. Cases (N=43) had incident persistent estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 with urinary albumin excretion >300 mg/24 hour...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Jing Wang, Limei Yu, Yonghong Xia, Yanling Gao, Wenbo Yu, Haihong Sun, Yizhu Sun
OBJECTIVE: To observe the incidence of acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and to approach the value of serum citrulline and intestinal fatty acid binding protein (IFABP) on diagnosis of AGI in critical patients. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. 576 critical patients admitted to ICU of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital from February 2016 to February 2017 were enrolled. According to the AGI classification proposed by European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) in 2012, the AGI and severity of the patients were observed...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Cinzia Papadia, Sylwia Osowska, Luc Cynober, Alastair Forbes
The amino acid L-citrulline (CIT) is safely used from the neonatal period onwards in those with urea cycle defects and carbamyl phosphate synthetase or ornithine transcarbamylase deficiencies, but several lines of enquiry indicate that it might have a much wider therapeutic role. When protein intake is low and there is a catabolic state, endogenous arginine (ARG) synthesis cannot fully be met and its supplementation can prove challenging, particularly in patients with critical and multisystem illness. Supplementary CIT could constitute a safer but still focused means of delivering ARG to endothelial and immune cells as CIT is efficiently recycled into these cells and as kidneys can convert CIT into ARG...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
S Benito, A Sánchez-Ortega, N Unceta, J J Jansen, G Postma, F Andrade, L Aldámiz-Echevarria, L M C Buydens, M A Goicolea, R J Barrio
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive pathological condition in which renal function deteriorates in time. The first diagnosis of CKD is often carried out in general care attention by general practitioners by means of serum creatinine (CNN) levels. However, it lacks sensitivity and thus, there is a need for new robust biomarkers to allow the detection of kidney damage particularly in early stages. Multivariate data analysis of plasma concentrations obtained from LC-QTOF targeted metabolomics method may reveal metabolites suspicious of being either up-regulated or down-regulated from urea cycle, arginine methylation and arginine-creatine metabolic pathways in CKD pediatrics and controls...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Shuai-Gang Du, Zhong-Hua Guo, Qian-Qian Kong, Xue-Chang Wang, Song-Lin Zhou, Yu-Ming Liu
To explore the clinical effect of Sanbitang recipe in treatment for the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with kidney empty and cold-dampness symptom and its safety. A total 168 cases eligible patients were randomly divided into the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) group, the chemical medicine group and the TCM combined with chemical medicine group, with 56 cases in each group. The TCM group was treated with Sanbitang recipe; The chemical medicine group was given methotrexate tablets; And Sanbitang recipe and methotrexate tablets was adopted in the TCM combined with chemical medicine group...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Wesley M Raup-Konsavage, Yanming Wang, Wei Wei Wang, Denis Feliers, Hong Ruan, W Brian Reeves
Ischemia/reperfusion is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, mechanisms underlying the sudden loss in kidney function and tissue injury remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we investigated the role of peptidyl arginine deiminase-4 (PAD4), which converts arginine to citrulline and plays a role in epigenetic regulation and inflammation, in renal ischemia/reperfusion injury. PAD4 expression was highly induced in infiltrating leukocytes 24 hours following renal ischemia and reperfusion. This induction was accompanied by citrullination of histone H3 and formation of neutrophil extracellular traps in kidneys of wild-type mice...
October 20, 2017: Kidney International
P V L N Srinivasa Rao, Aparna R Bitla
BACKGROUND: Arginine, citrulline and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are three molecules in the nitric oxide (NO) pathway which provide useful information about vascular endothelial function. ADMA accumulates with patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inhibits NO synthesis. We describe the modification of a previously established method for the measurement of amino acids analysis for simultaneous detection of arginine, citrulline, and ADMA in plasma and to validate its performance in patients with CKD...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Thin Thin Maw, Rowena Delos Santos, Surendra Shenoy, Jason Wellen, T Mohanakumar
BACKGROUND: Immune responses to tissue-restricted self-antigens are thought to play a role in chronic rejection after solid organ transplantation. De novo development of antibodies (Abs) to vimentin have been reported to be associated with interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy after kidney transplant, and it has been suggested that immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin may occur during this process. We aimed to determine the correlation between immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin and development of transplant glomerulopathy (TG) after kidney transplant, and to determine whether citrullinated modification of vimentin is required for de novo anti-vimentin development...
September 11, 2017: Transplant Immunology
Amy G Clark, Inge M Worni-Schudel, Francesca M Korte, Mary H Foster
A subset of autoimmune diseases result from autoantibodies targeting epitopes on matrix collagen. The most extensively studied are anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (or its systemic counterpart Goodpasture's disease) that destroys kidneys and lungs, and rheumatoid arthritis that leads to disabling arthritis. Autoantibodies in these disorders bind evolutionarily conserved conformational epitopes on the noncollagenous domain 1 (NC1) of the alpha3 chain of type IV [alpha3(IV)NC1] collagen in glomerular and alveolar basement membranes, and on native or citrullinated type II collagen (CII) in joint cartilage, respectively...
November 2017: Molecular Immunology
Rui Li, Jinna Dai, Hui Kang
BACKGROUND: Serum creatinine, urea, and cystatin-c are standardly used for the evaluation of renal function in the clinic. However, some patients have chronic kidney disease but still retain kidney function; a conventional serum index in these patients can be completely normal. Serum amino acid levels can reflect subtle changes in metabolism and are closely related to renal function. Here, we investigated how amino acids change as renal impairment increases. METHODS: Subjects were divided into three groups by renal function glomerular filtration rate: healthy controls, patients with chronic kidney disease with normal kidney function, and patients with chronic kidney disease with decreased kidney function group...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Juan C Marini, Umang Agarwal, Jason L Robinson, Yang Yuan, Inka C Didelija, Barbara Stoll, Douglas G Burrin
The intestinal-renal axis for endogenous arginine synthesis is an interorgan process in which citrulline produced in the small intestine is utilized by the kidney for arginine synthesis. The function of this axis in neonates has been questioned because during this period the enzymes needed for arginine synthesis argininosuccinate synthase (ASS1) and lyase (ASL) are present in the gut. However, evidence of high plasma citrulline concentrations in neonates suggests otherwise. We quantified in vivo citrulline production in premature (10 days preterm), neonatal (7 days old), and young pigs (35 days old) using citrulline tracers...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Entai Hou, Na Sun, Fuchang Zhang, Chenyang Zhao, Kristie Usa, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat, a model of salt-sensitive hypertension, exhibits fumarase insufficiencies. To investigate the mechanism mediating the effect of fumarase-related metabolites on hypertension, we considered the pathway in which L-malate can be converted to oxaloacetate, aspartate, argininosuccinate, and L-arginine, the substrate of nitric oxide (NO) synthase. The levels of aspartate, citrulline, L-arginine, and NO were significantly decreased in the kidneys of SS rats compared to salt-insensitive consomic SS...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
C Yzydorczyk, J B Armengaud, A C Peyter, H Chehade, F Cachat, C Juvet, B Siddeek, S Simoncini, F Sabatier, F Dignat-George, D Mitanchez, U Simeoni
Individuals born after intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) have an increased risk of perinatal morbidity/mortality, and those who survive face long-term consequences such as cardiovascular-related diseases, including systemic hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and chronic kidney disease. In addition to the demonstrated long-term effects of decreased nephron endowment and hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, individuals born after IUGR also exhibit early alterations in vascular structure and function, which have been identified as key factors of the development of cardiovascular-related diseases...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Dan-Qian Chen, Gang Cao, Hua Chen, Dan Liu, Wei Su, Xiao-Yong Yu, Nosratola D Vaziri, Xiu-Hua Liu, Xu Bai, Li Zhang, Ying-Yong Zhao
Changes in plasma concentration of small organic metabolites could be due to their altered production or urinary excretion and changes in their urine concentration may be due to the changes in their filtered load, tubular reabsorption, and/or altered urine volume. Therefore, these factors should be considered in interpretation of the changes observed in plasma or urine of the target metabolite(s). Fasting plasma and urine samples from 180 CKD patients and 120 age-matched healthy controls were determined by UPLC-HDMS-metabolomics and quantitative real-time RT-PCR techniques...
August 2017: Redox Biology
Antonin Ginguay, Luc Cynober, Emmanuel Curis, Ioannis Nicolis
Ornithine δ-aminotransferase (OAT, E.C. catalyzes the transfer of the δ-amino group from ornithine (Orn) to α-ketoglutarate (aKG), yielding glutamate-5-semialdehyde and glutamate (Glu), and vice versa. In mammals, OAT is a mitochondrial enzyme, mainly located in the liver, intestine, brain, and kidney. In general, OAT serves to form glutamate from ornithine, with the notable exception of the intestine, where citrulline (Cit) or arginine (Arg) are end products. Its main function is to control the production of signaling molecules and mediators, such as Glu itself, Cit, GABA, and aliphatic polyamines...
March 7, 2017: Biology
Hiroki Takeuchi, Teruaki Kawasaki, Kazuo Shigematsu, Kazuyuki Kawamura, Nobuyuki Oka
To clarify the roles of neutrophils in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitic neuropathy, we studied neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in peripheral nerve vasculitis. Stored nerve samples from 17 patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) were immunohistochemically analyzed using antibodies for citrullinated histone H3 (citH3) and various neutrophil enzymes. We defined merged citH3 and extracellularly released myeloperoxidase (MPO) as NET formation. We also compared NET formation between MPO-ANCA-positive/negative MPA and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated vasculitic neuropathy...
April 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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