Muhammad Yaqoob

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Hematopoietic prostaglandin D(2) synthase (hPGD(2)S) metabolizes cyclooxygenase (COX)-derived PGH(2) to PGD(2) and 15-deoxyDelta(12-14) PGJ(2) (15d-PGJ(2)). Unlike COX, the role of hPGD(2)S in host defense is ambiguous. PGD(2) can be either pro- or antiinflammatory depending on disease etiology, whereas the existence of 15d-PGJ(2) and its relevance to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cinacalcet, a novel calcimimetic, targets the calcium-sensing receptor to lower parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorus levels in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). This study compared the efficacy of a cinacalcet-based regimen with unrestricted conventional care (vitamin D and phosphate(More)
Bicarbonate supplementation preserves renal function in experimental chronic kidney disease (CKD), but whether the same benefit occurs in humans is unknown. Here, we randomly assigned 134 adult patients with CKD (creatinine clearance [CrCl] 15 to 30 ml/min per 1.73 m(2)) and serum bicarbonate 16 to 20 mmol/L to either supplementation with oral sodium(More)
CT-3 (ajulemic acid) is a synthetic analogue of a metabolite of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol that has reported analgesic efficacy in neuropathic pain states in man. Here we show that CT-3 binds to human cannabinoid receptors in vitro, with high affinity at hCB1 (Ki 6 nM) and hCB2 (Ki 56 nM) receptors. In a functional GTP-gamma-S assay CT-3 was an agonist at(More)
In normal conditions, nitric oxide (NO) is oxidized to the anion nitrite, but in hypoxia, this nitrite may be reduced back to NO by the nitrite reductase action of deoxygenated hemoglobin, acidic disproportionation, or xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR). Herein, is investigated the effects of topical sodium nitrite administration in a rat model of renal(More)
Selective activation of peripheral cannabinoid CB1 receptors has the potential to become a valuable therapy for chronic pain conditions as long as central nervous system effects are attenuated. A new class of cannabinoid ligands was rationally designed from known aminoalkylindole agonists and showed good binding and functional activities at human CB1 and(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) is upregulated by hypoxia and causes proliferation and differentiation of erythroid progenitors in the bone marrow through inhibition of apoptosis. EPO receptors are expressed in many tissues, including the kidney. Here it is shown that a single systemic administration of EPO either preischemia or just before reperfusion prevents(More)
The role of anandamide in the development of inflammatory hyperalgesia and visceral hyperreflexia was studied in the rat urinary bladder. Animals were given intraperitoneal cyclophosphamide injection, which evokes painful hemorrhagic cystitis accompanied by increased bladder reflex activity. The vanilloid receptor 1 [transient receptor potential vanilloid 1(More)
This report describes the characterisation of cloned rat and human bradykinin B1 receptors in African green monkey kidney fibroblast (Cos-7) cells. A ligand binding assay with [3H]des-Arg10-kallidin was used to compare their pharmacology with respect to known bradykinin B1 and B2 receptor ligands. In addition, the pharmacology of T-kinin and its' derivative(More)
Sarcoidosis is a chronic relapsing multi-systemic disorder characterized by the development of non-caseating granulomas. Granulomatous tubulo-interstitial nephritis is an uncommon manifestation of this condition. We identified 39 patients with sarcoidosis and renal disease from a single center of whom 17 patients had biopsy-proven tubulo-interstitial(More)