Edward P. Nord

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The substrate specificity of a Na+-dependent transport pathway forl-lactate was studied in rabbit renal brush border membrane vesicles.J max forl-lactate transport was unaffected by the presence of a fixed concentration of two different short-chain monocarboxylic acids, while the apparentK t (K a ) forl-lactate increased, and this is compatible with(More)
Defect in renal salt excretion may play an important role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. We examined sodium (Na+) uptake by brush border membrane (BBM) vesicles of young (6 week old) spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) of the same age. SHR had lower urinary Na+ excretion (223.1 +/- 9.3 vs. 266.3 +/- 3.7(More)
The characteristics of the proximal tubular Na+-H+ antiporter were determined in isolated proximal tubular cells to ascertain whether the features of this transport system in intact cells are comparable with those previously described for isolated brush-border membrane vesicles. A method is described for the rapid isolation of a purified preparation of(More)
Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a common occurrence following kidney transplantation with an incidence rate ranging from 6% to 23%. A single-center retrospective study was conducted to examine the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) in eligible patients with hemodynamically significant TRAS. Between March 2008 and January 2011, 12 patients were(More)
The primary antiphospholipid/anticardiolipin syndrome is a recently described entity wherein multiorgan thrombotic events occur in the absence of objective evidence of systemic lupus erythematosus. The spectrum of renal involvement remains poorly described. Two patients with coagulation abnormalities consistent with the primary(More)
The role of an anion exchange pathway in the regulation of intracellular pH (pHi) under alkaline load and steady-state conditions and the modulation of this transporter by pHi was investigated in confluent monolayers of cloned JTC-12 cells, derived from monkey kidney proximal tubule. Regulation of pHi was fluorometrically monitored using the pH-sensitive(More)
Previous autoradiographic studies have delineated the renal medullas the predominant site of renal endothelin (ET) receptors. Accordingly, cultured rat renal medullary interstitial cells (RMICs) were studied as a target tissue for ET action. Scatchard analysis revealed presence of a single class of high-affinity receptor sites (Kd, 57 +/- 10 pM; receptor(More)
The mechanism of CD40/CD154-induced chemokine production and its potential role in renal inflammatory disease were explored. Human proximal tubule cells maintained in primary culture were used as the experimental model. With the use of immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, and a cell fractionation assay, the CD40 receptor was found to be expressed in(More)
The presence of a Na+-H+ exchange pathway in the plasma membrane of type II alveolar epithelial cells was explored using the pH-sensitive fluorescent probe 2,7-biscarboxyethyl-5,6-carboxyfluorescein (BCECF) to monitor changes in cytosolic pH. Freshly prepared pneumocytes suspended in medium at pH 7.4 had an intracellular pH of 7.07 +/- 0.07. Acid-loaded(More)
The adaptative response of the renal proximal tubule to a reduction of renal mass was studied in brush border membrane vesicles prepared from the solitary remnant kidney (RK) of subtotally nephrectomized rabbits. The in vivo acid-base status of RK and sham-operated controls (SK) was similar. In the absence of organic solutes, Na+ flux across the membrane(More)