Paleerath Peerapen

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We examined whether p38 MAPK plays role in calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystal-induced tight junction disruption. Polarized MDCK cells were pretreated with or without 20 μM SB239063 (p38 MAPK inhibitor) for 2-h, and then incubated with 100 μg/ml COM crystals for up to 48-h. Western blotting showed increased level of phospho-p38, not total p38, in(More)
Tight junction has a crucial role in regulating paracellular transports (as a barrier) and in separating apical from basolateral compartments to maintain cell polarity (as a fence). Tight junction can be disrupted by various stimuli, including oxidative stress, pathogens and proinflammatory cytokines. However, association of defective tight junction with(More)
Adhesion of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals onto apical surface of renal tubular epithelial cells is a crucial mechanism for crystal retention, leading to kidney stone formation. Various proteins on apical membrane may bind to COM crystals; however, these crystal-binding proteins remained unidentified. The present study therefore aimed to(More)
Hypercalciuria is associated with kidney stone formation and impaired renal function. However, responses of renal tubular cells upon exposure to high-calcium environment remain largely unknown. We thus performed a proteomic analysis of altered proteins in renal tubular cells induced by high-calcium and evaluated functional significance of these changes.(More)
UNLABELLED Incidence of kidney stone disease in males is 2- to 4-fold greater than in females. This study aimed to determine effects of testosterone on kidney stone disease using a proteomics approach. MDCK renal tubular cells were treated with or without 20nM testosterone for 7days. Cellular proteins were extracted, resolved by 2-DE, and stained with Deep(More)
Following an official announcement of the Chromosome-centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP), the Chromosome 12 (Ch12) Consortium has been established by five representative teams from five Asian countries including Thailand (Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University), Singapore (National University of Singapore), Taiwan (Academia Sinica), Hong Kong (The Chinese(More)
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause capillary hyper-permeability and vasogenic edema. However, its underlying mechanisms remained unclear and there is no previous in vitro study on AMS. We therefore conducted an in vitro study and examined whether continuous hypobaric hypoxia (CHH) could alter expression of junctional protein complex of vascular(More)
Chronic K(+) deficiency can cause hypokalemic nephropathy associated with metabolic alkalosis, polyuria, tubular dilatation, and tubulointerstitial injury. However, effects of acute K(+) deficiency on the kidney remained unclear. This study aimed to explore such effects by evaluating changes in levels of proteins in renal tubular cells during acute K(+)(More)
Recent large 3 cohorts have shown that caffeinated beverage consumption was associated with lower risk of kidney stone disease. However, its protective mechanisms remained unknown and had not been previously investigated. We thus evaluated protective effects of caffeine (1 μM-10 mM) on calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) kidney stone formation, using(More)
BACKGROUND Diurnal variations and physiologic changes of urinary proteome have been suggested in the urinary proteomics field. However, no clear evidence has been demonstrated. The present study thus aimed to define changes in urinary proteome by physiological stimuli, i.e. caffeine intake and excessive water drinking, both of which cause physiologic(More)