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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096309/anti-factor-b-and-anti-c3b-autoantibodies-in-c3-glomerulopathy-and-ig-associated-membranoproliferative-gn
#1
Maria Chiara Marinozzi, Lubka T Roumenina, Sophie Chauvet, Alexandre Hertig, Dominique Bertrand, Jérome Olagne, Marie Frimat, Tim Ulinski, Georges Deschênes, Stephane Burtey, Michel Delahousse, Bruno Moulin, Christophe Legendre, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Moglie Le Quintrec
In C3 glomerulopathy (C3G), the alternative pathway of complement is frequently overactivated by autoantibodies that stabilize the C3 convertase C3bBb. Anti-C3b and anti-factor B (anti-FB) IgG have been reported in three patients with C3G. We screened a cohort of 141 patients with C3G and Ig-associated membranoproliferative GN (Ig-MPGN) for anti-FB and anti-C3b autoantibodies using ELISA. We identified seven patients with anti-FB IgG, three patients with anti-C3b IgG, and five patients with anti-FB and anti-C3b IgG...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096308/-re-building-a-kidney
#2
Leif Oxburgh, Thomas J Carroll, Ondine Cleaver, Daniel R Gossett, Deborah K Hoshizaki, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Benjamin D Humphreys, Sanjay Jain, Jan Jensen, David L Kaplan, Carl Kesselman, Christian J Ketchum, Melissa H Little, Andrew P McMahon, Stuart J Shankland, Jason R Spence, M Todd Valerius, Jason A Wertheim, Oliver Wessely, Ying Zheng, Iain A Drummond
(Re)Building a Kidney is a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-led consortium to optimize approaches for the isolation, expansion, and differentiation of appropriate kidney cell types and the integration of these cells into complex structures that replicate human kidney function. The ultimate goals of the consortium are two-fold: to develop and implement strategies for in vitro engineering of replacement kidney tissue, and to devise strategies to stimulate regeneration of nephrons in situ to restore failing kidney function...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087726/benefit-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-in-aki-role-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-rac1
#3
Jonatan Barrera-Chimal, Gwennan André-Grégoire, Aurelie Nguyen Dinh Cat, Sebastian M Lechner, Jérôme Cau, Sonia Prince, Peter Kolkhof, Gervaise Loirand, Vincent Sauzeau, Thierry Hauet, Frédéric Jaisser
AKI is a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Unfortunately, there is no effective pharmacologic approach for treating or preventing AKI. In rodents, mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism prevents AKI induced by ischemia-reperfusion (IR). We investigated the specific role of vascular MR in mediating AKI induced by IR. We also assessed the protective effect of MR antagonism in IR-induced AKI in the Large White pig, a model of human AKI. In mice, MR deficiency in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) protected against kidney IR injury...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082519/effects-of-ferric-citrate-in-patients-with-nondialysis-dependent-ckd-and-iron-deficiency-anemia
#4
Steven Fishbane, Geoffrey A Block, Lisa Loram, John Neylan, Pablo E Pergola, Katrin Uhlig, Glenn M Chertow
Iron deficiency anemia is common and consequential in nondialysis-dependent CKD (NDD-CKD). Efficacy and tolerability of conventional oral iron supplements are mixed; intravenous iron administration associates with finite but important risks. We conducted a randomized double-blind clinical trial in adults with NDD-CKD and iron deficiency anemia to compare the safety and efficacy of oral ferric citrate (n=117) and placebo (n=115). The primary end point was the proportion of patients who achieved a ≥1.0 g/dl increase in hemoglobin at any time during a 16-week randomized period...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082518/vancomycin-associated-cast-nephropathy
#5
Yosu Luque, Kevin Louis, Chantal Jouanneau, Sandrine Placier, Emmanuel Esteve, Dominique Bazin, Eric Rondeau, Emmanuel Letavernier, Alice Wolfromm, Clément Gosset, Anna Boueilh, Maren Burbach, Perrine Frère, Marie-Christine Verpont, Sophie Vandermeersch, Dominique Langui, Michel Daudon, Vincent Frochot, Laurent Mesnard
Vancomycin is a widely prescribed antibiotic, but the exact nature of vancomycin-associated nephrotoxicity is unclear, in particular when considering the frequent coadministration of aminoglycosides. We describe here the initial case of a 56-year-old woman with normal renal function developing unexplained ARF without hypovolemia after administration of vancomycin without coadministration of aminoglycosides. Studying the patient's renal biopsy specimen, we ascertained that obstructive tubular casts composed of noncrystal nanospheric vancomycin aggregates entangled with uromodulin explained the vancomycin-associated ARF...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073931/histones-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-enhance-tubular-necrosis-and-remote-organ-injury-in-ischemic-aki
#6
Daigo Nakazawa, Santhosh V Kumar, Julian Marschner, Jyaysi Desai, Alexander Holderied, Lukas Rath, Franziska Kraft, Yutian Lei, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Gilbert W Moeckel, Maria Lucia Angelotti, Helen Liapis, Hans-Joachim Anders
Severe AKI is often associated with multiorgan dysfunction, but the mechanisms of this remote tissue injury are unknown. We hypothesized that renal necroinflammation releases cytotoxic molecules that may cause remote organ damage. In hypoxia-induced tubular epithelial cell necrosis in vitro, histone secretion from ischemic tubular cells primed neutrophils to form neutrophil extracellular traps. These traps induced tubular epithelial cell death and stimulated neutrophil extracellular trap formation in fresh neutrophils...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069873/hiv-1-infection-of-renal-cells-in-hiv-associated-nephropathy
#7
EDITORIAL
Leslie A Bruggeman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062570/moving-biomarkers-toward-clinical-implementation-in-kidney-transplantation
#8
Madhav C Menon, Barbara Murphy, Peter S Heeger
Long-term kidney transplant outcomes remain suboptimal, delineating an unmet medical need. Although current immunosuppressive therapy in kidney transplant recipients is effective, dosing is conventionally adjusted empirically on the basis of time after transplant or altered in response to detection of kidney dysfunction, histologic evidence of allograft damage, or infection. Such strategies tend to detect allograft rejection after significant injury has already occurred, fail to detect chronic subclinical inflammation that can negatively affect graft survival, and ignore specific risks and immune mechanisms that differentially contribute to allograft damage among transplant recipients...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062569/inhibition-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5-integrin-attenuates-vascular-permeability-and-protects-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#9
Amy McCurley, Stella Alimperti, Silvia B Campos-Bilderback, Ruben M Sandoval, Jenna E Calvino, Taylor L Reynolds, Catherine Quigley, Joshua W Mugford, William J Polacheck, Ivan G Gomez, Jennifer Dovey, Graham Marsh, Angela Huang, Fang Qian, Paul H Weinreb, Brian M Dolinski, Shaun Moore, Jeremy S Duffield, Christopher S Chen, Bruce A Molitoris, Shelia M Violette, Michael A Crackower
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a leading cause of AKI. This common clinical complication lacks effective therapies and can lead to the development of CKD. The αvβ5 integrin may have an important role in acute injury, including septic shock and acute lung injury. To examine its function in AKI, we utilized a specific function-blocking antibody to inhibit αvβ5 in a rat model of renal IRI. Pretreatment with this anti-αvβ5 antibody significantly reduced serum creatinine levels, diminished renal damage detected by histopathologic evaluation, and decreased levels of injury biomarkers...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062568/renal-collectrin-protects-against-salt-sensitive-hypertension-and-is-downregulated-by-angiotensin-ii
#10
Pei-Lun Chu, Joseph C Gigliotti, Sylvia Cechova, Gabor Bodonyi-Kovacs, Fang Chan, Donna Lee Ralph, Nancy Howell, Kambiz Kalantari, Alexander L Klibanov, Robert M Carey, Alicia A McDonough, Thu H Le
Collectrin, encoded by the Tmem27 gene, is a transmembrane glycoprotein with approximately 50% homology with angiotensin converting enzyme 2, but without a catalytic domain. Collectrin is most abundantly expressed in the kidney proximal tubule and collecting duct epithelia, where it has an important role in amino acid transport. Collectrin is also expressed in endothelial cells throughout the vasculature, where it regulates L-arginine uptake. We previously reported that global deletion of collectrin leads to endothelial dysfunction, augmented salt sensitivity, and hypertension...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057772/clot-structure-a-potent-mortality-risk-factor-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
#11
Katharina Schuett, Anna Savvaidis, Sebastian Maxeiner, Katharina Lysaja, Vera Jankowski, Stephan H Schirmer, Nada Dimkovic, Peter Boor, Nadine Kaesler, Friedo W Dekker, Jürgen Floege, Nikolaus Marx, Georg Schlieper
Patients with CKD on hemodialysis exhibit increased cardiovascular risk. Fibrin clot structure and clot lysis are crucially involved in development of cardiovascular events, but little is known about the influence of clot density on outcome in patients on hemodialysis. We determined fibrin clot structure parameters and effect on mortality in a prospective cohort of 171 patients on chronic hemodialysis (mean±SD age =59±11 years old; 54% men) using a validated turbidimetric assay. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that patients on hemodialysis with a denser clot structure had increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risks (log rank P=0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052988/potassium-sensing-by-renal-distal-tubules-requires-kir4-1
#12
Catherina A Cuevas, Xiao-Tong Su, Ming-Xiao Wang, Andrew S Terker, Dao-Hong Lin, James A McCormick, Chao-Ling Yang, David H Ellison, Wen-Hui Wang
The mammalian distal convoluted tubule (DCT) makes an important contribution to potassium homeostasis by modulating NaCl transport. The thiazide-sensitive Na(+)/Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC) is activated by low potassium intake and by hypokalemia. Coupled with suppression of aldosterone secretion, activation of NCC helps to retain potassium by increasing electroneutral NaCl reabsorption, therefore reducing Na(+)/K(+) exchange. Yet the mechanisms by which DCT cells sense plasma potassium concentration and transmit the information to the apical membrane are not clear...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052987/megalin-blockade-with-cilastatin-suppresses-drug-induced-nephrotoxicity
#13
Yoshihisa Hori, Nobumasa Aoki, Shoji Kuwahara, Michihiro Hosojima, Ryohei Kaseda, Sawako Goto, Tomomichi Iida, Shankhajit De, Hideyuki Kabasawa, Reika Kaneko, Hiroyuki Aoki, Yoshinari Tanabe, Hiroshi Kagamu, Ichiei Narita, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Akihiko Saito
Nephrotoxicity induced by antimicrobial or anticancer drugs is a serious clinical problem. Megalin, an endocytic receptor expressed at the apical membranes of proximal tubules, mediates the nephrotoxicity of aminoglycosides and colistin, key antimicrobials for multidrug-resistant organisms. The mechanisms underlying the nephrotoxicity induced by vancomycin, an antimicrobial for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and cisplatin, an important anticancer drug, are unknown, although the nephrotoxicity of these drugs and gentamicin, an aminoglycoside, is suppressed experimentally with cilastatin...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049651/epigenetic-modifications-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-potential-for-insights-into-disease-pathogenesis-and-prediction-of-outcome
#14
EDITORIAL
Thomas Oates, Alan D Salama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049650/inflammation-as-a-therapeutic-target-to-improve-vascular-function-in-kidney-disease
#15
EDITORIAL
Carl P Walther, Sankar D Navaneethan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049649/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-variant-p-leu102ser-associates-with-unique-phenotype
#16
Samih H Nasr, Surendra Dasari, John R Mills, Jason D Theis, Michael T Zimmermann, Rafael Fonseca, Julie A Vrana, Steven J Lester, Brooke M McLaughlin, Robert Gillespie, W Edward Highsmith, John J Lee, Angela Dispenzieri, Paul J Kurtin
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare form of hereditary amyloidosis that typically manifests with renal impairment, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and sicca syndrome, whereas cardiac involvement is exceedingly rare and neuropathy has not been reported. Here, we describe a 40-year-old man with renal impairment, cardiac and GI symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy. Renal biopsy specimen analysis revealed amyloidosis with extensive involvement of glomeruli, vessels, and medulla. Amyloid was also detected in the GI tract...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049648/vitamin-k-dependent-carboxylation-of-matrix-gla-protein-influences-the-risk-of-calciphylaxis
#17
Sagar U Nigwekar, Donald B Bloch, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Cees Vermeer, Sarah L Booth, Dihua Xu, Ravi I Thadhani, Rajeev Malhotra
Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a potent inhibitor of vascular calcification. The ability of MGP to inhibit calcification requires the activity of a vitamin K-dependent enzyme, which mediates MGP carboxylation. We investigated how MGP carboxylation influences the risk of calciphylaxis in adult patients receiving dialysis and examined the effects of vitamin K deficiency on MGP carboxylation. Our study included 20 patients receiving hemodialysis with calciphylaxis (cases) and 20 patients receiving hemodialysis without calciphylaxis (controls) matched for age, sex, race, and warfarin use...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034898/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-survival-of-children-with-esrd
#18
Elaine Ku, Charles E McCulloch, Barbara A Grimes, Kirsten L Johansen
Observational studies have reported that black and Hispanic adults receiving maintenance dialysis survive longer than non-Hispanic white counterparts. Whether there are racial disparities in survival of children with ESRD is not clear. We compared mortality risk among non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white children who started RRT between 1995 and 2011 and were followed through 2012. We examined all-cause mortality using adjusted Cox models. Of 12,123 children included for analysis, 1600 died during the median follow-up of 7...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031407/metabolic-acidosis-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#19
Seokwoo Park, Eunjeong Kang, Sehoon Park, Yong Chul Kim, Seung Seok Han, Jongwon Ha, Dong Ki Kim, Sejoong Kim, Su-Kil Park, Duck Jong Han, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee, Young Hoon Kim
Metabolic acidosis (MA), indicated by low serum total CO2 (TCO2) concentration, is a risk factor for mortality and progressive renal dysfunction in CKD. However, the long-term effects of MA on kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) are unclear. We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of 2318 adult KTRs, from January 1, 1997 to March 31, 2015, to evaluate the prevalence of MA and the relationships between TCO2 concentration and clinical outcomes. The prevalence of low TCO2 concentration (<22 mmol/L) began to increase in KTRs with eGFR<60 ml/min per 1...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031406/complications-of-the-arteriovenous-fistula-a-systematic-review
#20
Ahmed A Al-Jaishi, Aiden R Liu, Charmaine E Lok, Joyce C Zhang, Louise M Moist
The implementation of patient-centered care requires an individualized approach to hemodialysis vascular access, on the basis of each patient's unique balance of risks and benefits. This systematic review aimed to summarize current literature on fistula risks, including rates of complications, to assist with patient-centered decision making. We searched Medline from 2000 to 2014 for English-language studies with prospectively captured data on ≥100 fistulas. We assessed study quality and extracted data on study design, patient characteristics, and outcomes...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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