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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098116/membranous-glomerulopathy-and-massive-cervical-lymphadenopathy-due-to-immunoglobulin-g4-disease
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Kamel El-Reshaid, Shaikha Al-Bader, John Madda
A 32-year-old male presented with acute and severe nephrotic syndrome as well as massive right cervical lymphadenopathy for <2 years. Computed tomography scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis did not reveal any lymphadenopathy. Histopathology and immunohistochemical testing of his lymph node biopsy showed infiltrate enriched with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-positive plasma cells. His kidney biopsy showed granular membranous deposits of IgG4 in the basement membrane without interstitial infiltrate. Antiphospholipid 2 receptor antibodies were absent excluding its "idiopathic" nature...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096309/anti-factor-b-and-anti-c3b-autoantibodies-in-c3-glomerulopathy-and-ig-associated-membranoproliferative-gn
#2
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/28069603/treatment-of-b-cell-disorder-improves-renal-outcome-of-patients-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-associated-c3-glomerulopathy
#3
Sophie Chauvet, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Florent Petitprez, Alexandre Karras, Laurent Daniel, Stéphane Burtey, Gabriel Choukroun, Yahsou Delmas, Dominique Guerrot, Arnaud François, Moglie Le Quintrec, Vincent Javaugue, David Ribes, Laurence Vrigneaud, Bertrand Arnulf, Jean Michel Goujon, Pierre Ronco, Guy Touchard, Frank Bridoux
The high frequency of monoclonal gammopathy in adult patients with C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) emphasizes the role of the monoclonal immunoglobulin (MIg) in the occurrence of renal disease and raises the issue of the therapeutic management. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of chemotherapy in a large cohort of patients with MIg-associated C3G. Fifty adult patients with MIg and biopsy-proven C3G were extracted from the French national database of C3G. We retrospectively compared renal outcomes in patients who received or not chemotherapy targeting the underlying B-cell clone...
January 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069266/the-clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-kidney-diseases-related-to-monotypic-iga-deposits
#4
Marguerite Vignon, Camille Cohen, Stanislas Faguer, Laure-Hélène Noel, Celine Guilbeau, Marion Rabant, Sarah Higgins, Aurélie Hummel, Alexandre Hertig, Hélène Francois, Moglie Lequintrec, Eve Vilaine, Bertrand Knebelmann, Jacques Pourrat, Dominique Chauveau, Jean-Michel Goujon, Vincent Javaugue, Guy Touchard, Khalil El Karoui, Frank Bridoux
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) regroups renal disorders caused by a monoclonal immunoglobulin without overt hematological malignancy. MGRS includes tubular disorders, glomerular disorders with organized deposits, and glomerular disorders with non-organized deposits, such as proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits. Since glomerular involvement related to monotypic IgA deposits is poorly described we performed retrospective analysis and defined clinico-biological characteristics, renal pathology, and outcome in 19 referred patients...
January 6, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058212/complement-related-kidney-diseases-recurrence-after-transplantation
#5
REVIEW
Maurizio Salvadori, Elisabetta Bertoni
The recurrence of renal disease after renal transplantation is becoming one of the main causes of graft loss after kidney transplantation. This principally concerns some of the original diseases as the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), in particular the MPGN now called C3 glomerulopathy. Both this groups of renal diseases are characterized by congenital (genetic) or acquired (auto-antibodies) modifications of the alternative pathway of complement...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038445/ochratoxin-a-induces-er-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mesangial-cells-via-a-nadph-oxidase-derived-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-calpain-activation-pathway
#6
Meei-Ling Sheu, Chin-Chang Shen, Yuan-Siao Chen, Chih-Kang Chiang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) contaminated food increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in glomerulus and causes glomerulopathy. The molecular mechanisms still remain uncertain. In this study, we used mouse and rat glomerular mesangial cells and delineate the signaling pathway behind the OTA-triggered cell apoptosis. OTA dose-dependently induced expression of ER stress markers including phospho-PERK, phospho-eIF2α, GRP78, GRP94, and CHOP. Apoptosis events including cleavage of caspase-12, caspase-7, and PARP are also observed...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031959/averting-the-legacy-of-kidney-disease-focus-on-childhood
#7
REVIEW
Julie R Ingelfinger, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Franz Schaefer
World Kidney Day 2016 focuses on kidney disease in childhood and the antecedents of adult kidney disease that can begin in earliest childhood. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in childhood differs from that in adults, as the largest diagnostic group among children includes congenital anomalies and inherited disorders, with glomerulopathies and kidney disease in the setting of diabetes being relatively uncommon. In addition, many children with acute kidney injury will ultimately develop sequelae that may lead to hypertension and CKD in later childhood or in adult life...
June 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024929/kidney-involvement-in-systemic-calcitonin-amyloidosis-associated-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#8
Timco Koopman, Cindy Niedlich-den Herder, Coen A Stegeman, Thera P Links, Johan Bijzet, Bouke P C Hazenberg, Arjan Diepstra
A 52-year-old woman with widely disseminated medullary thyroid carcinoma developed nephrotic syndrome and slowly decreasing kidney function. A kidney biopsy was performed to differentiate between malignancy-associated membranous glomerulopathy and tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Surprisingly, the biopsy specimen revealed diffuse glomerular deposition of amyloid that was proved to be derived from the calcitonin hormone (Acal), produced by the medullary thyroid carcinoma...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012611/does-complement-factor-h-related-protein-5-nephropathy-troodos-nephropathy-protect-from-rickettsial-infections
#9
Andreas Kousios
Complement Factor H-Related protein 5 Nephropathy (CFHR5N) is an endemic hereditary renal disease in the island of Cyprus. Although only very recently recognized, it has provided insight into previously unknown genetic aspects of complement-mediated renal diseases and in fact it has contributed to the introduction of the new disease classification, 'C3 Glomerulopathy'. Herein, based on evidence from epidemiological, genetic, clinical and basic research studies, the hypothesis that CFHR5N could be protective from rickettsial infections is proposed...
January 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994856/c3-glomerulopathy-in-adults-a-distinct-patient-subset-showing-frequent-association-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-and-poor-renal-outcome
#10
Isaac E Lloyd, Alexander Gallan, Hunter K Huston, Kalani L Raphael, Dylan V Miller, Monica P Revelo, Mazdak A Khalighi
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) includes both C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease (DDD) and is defined by C3-dominant deposits on immunofluorescence. Dysfunction of the alternative pathway (AP) of complement is central to the pathophysiology of C3G and young patients often harbor genetic alterations of AP mediators. Recently, a link between C3G and paraproteinemia has been established. We performed this study to better characterize older patients with C3G where this association is more frequently seen...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994854/consequences-of-morbid-obesity-on-the-kidney-where-are-we-going
#11
Maruja Navarro Díaz
Obesity and morbid obesity are modifiable risk factors for the development and progression of kidney disease. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is currently an important health problem in Europe, so it is necessary to develop therapeutic and preventive strategies. The obesity-related glomerulopathy has been defined as a secondary form of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and its most characteristic feature is glomerulomegaly. The renal evolution of patients with obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) who have not been treated is unfavourable...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992962/c1q-binding-is-not-an-independent-risk-factor-for-kidney-allograft-loss-after-an-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection-episode-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Anissa Moktefi, Juliette Parisot, Dominique Desvaux, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Isabelle Brocheriou, Julie Peltier, Vincent Audard, Tomek Kofman, Caroline Suberbielle, Philippe Lang, Eric Rondeau, Philippe Grimbert, Marie Matignon
After kidney transplantation, C4d is an incomplete marker of acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and C1q-binding donor-specific antibodies (DSA) have been associated with allograft survival. However, the impact on allograft survival of C1q+ DSA after clinical AMR has not been studied yet. We analysed retrospectively in clinical AMR C4d staining and C1q binding impact on allograft survival. We compared clinical, histological, and serological features of C4d- and C4d+ AMR, C1q+ and C1q- DSA AMR and analysed C4d and C1q-binding impact on allograft survival...
December 19, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989322/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-c3-glomerulopathy-conclusions-from-a-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-kdigo-controversies-conference
#13
Timothy H J Goodship, H Terence Cook, Fadi Fakhouri, Fernando C Fervenza, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, David Kavanagh, Carla M Nester, Marina Noris, Matthew C Pickering, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, Lubka T Roumenina, Sanjeev Sethi, Richard J H Smith
In both atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) complement plays a primary role in disease pathogenesis. Herein we report the outcome of a 2015 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference where key issues in the management of these 2 diseases were considered by a global panel of experts. Areas addressed included renal pathology, clinical phenotype and assessment, genetic drivers of disease, acquired drivers of disease, and treatment strategies. In order to help guide clinicians who are caring for such patients, recommendations for best treatment strategies were discussed at length, providing the evidence base underpinning current treatment options...
December 15, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977428/breaking-down-the-complement-system-a-review-and-update-on-novel-therapies
#14
Yuvaram N V Reddy, Andrew M Siedlecki, Jean M Francis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The complement system represents one of the more primitive forms of innate immunity. It has increasingly been found to contribute to pathologies in the native and transplanted kidney. We provide a concise review of the physiology of the complement cascade, and discuss current and upcoming complement-based therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Current agents in clinical use either bind to complement components directly or prevent complement from binding to antibodies affixed to the endothelial surface...
December 12, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934798/identification-of-a-novel-collagen-type-iv-alpha-4-col4a4-mutation-in-a-chinese-family-with-autosomal-dominant-alport-syndrome-using-exome-sequencing
#15
Sheng Deng, Hongbo Xu, Jinzhong Yuan, Jingjing Xiao, Lamei Yuan, Xiong Deng, Liping Guan, Anding Zhu, Pengfei Rong, Jianguo Zhang, Hao Deng
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Alport syndrome (AS) is an inherited disorder characterized by glomerulonephritis and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to identify the gene responsible for the glomerulopathy in a Chinese family with autosomal dominant AS using exome sequencing. METHODS: A 4-generation, 30-member Chinese Han family was enrolled in this study. Exome sequencing was conducted in the proband of the family, and then direct sequencing was performed in family members of the pedigree and 100 normal controls...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932477/moss-produced-glycosylation-optimized-human-factor-h-for-therapeutic-application-in-complement-disorders
#16
Stefan Michelfelder, Juliana Parsons, Lennard L Bohlender, Sebastian N W Hoernstein, Holger Niederkrüger, Andreas Busch, Nicola Krieghoff, Jonas Koch, Benjamin Fode, Andreas Schaaf, Thomas Frischmuth, Martin Pohl, Peter F Zipfel, Ralf Reski, Eva L Decker, Karsten Häffner
Genetic defects in complement regulatory proteins can lead to severe renal diseases, including atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathies, and age-related macular degeneration. The majority of the mutations found in patients with these diseases affect the glycoprotein complement factor H, the main regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation. Therapeutic options are limited, and novel treatments, specifically those targeting alternative pathway activation, are highly desirable...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932161/sofosbuvir-monotherapy-for-asymptomatic-and-noncirrhotic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-a-renal-retransplantation-recipient-a-case-report
#17
G Deng, J Ma, S Shen, Q Li, L Peng, S Meng, J Zhou, J Wu, D Liu
Renal transplant recipients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a high risk of progressing to cirrhosis, end-stage liver diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also considered as an independent risk for graft loss and is correlated with proteinuria, transplant glomerulopathy, HCV-associated glomerulonephritis, and chronic rejection. Previous therapy involving interferon alfa and ribavirin led to treatment complications, including toxicity, anemia, sepsis, and drug-drug interactions with calcineurin inhibitors, as well as reduced tolerability and efficacy...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932115/relationship-between-albuminuria-during-the-first-year-and-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-protocol-biopsies-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
L Belmar Vega, E Rodrigo Calabia, J J Gómez Román, J C Ruiz San Millán, L Martín Penagos, M Arias Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection is the main cause of deterioration of kidney transplants and frequently is detected only by means of protocol biopsies. The aim of this study was to relate the presence of albuminuria throughout the 1st year to the histologic findings detected by 1-year protocol biopsies in kidney graft recipients. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of 86 protocol biopsies 1 year after transplantation. Albuminuria was measured at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months in urine samples and expressed as albumin/creatinine (mg/g)...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932105/b-cell-activating-factor-levels-are-associated-with-antibody-mediated-histological-damage-in-kidney-transplantation
#19
C Sango, D Merino, D San Segundo, E Rodrigo, M Lopez-Hoyos, A Benito, M Ángeles Ramos, J Gómez-Román, M Arias
INTRODUCTION: Along with death engraftment, in recent years, antibody-mediated damage has been identified as the leading cause of loss of kidney transplants. Despite the recognition of the role of the B-lymphocyte subpopulation in the development of both tolerance and rejection, little is known about the trigger mechanisms and effectors of this humoral response. BACKGROUND: We analyzed the relationship between B lymphocyte subpopulations and levels of B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) with the histological findings in biopsies of renal transplantation...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913625/absence-of-mir-146a-in-podocytes-increases-risk-of-diabetic-glomerulopathy-via-upregulation-of-erbb4-and-notch-1
#20
Ha Won Lee, Samia Q Khan, Shehryar Khaliqdina, Mehmet M Altintas, Florian Grahammer, Jimmy L Zhao, Kwihey Koh, Nicholas J Tardi, Mohd Hafeez Faridi, Terese Geraghty, David J Cimbaluk, Katalin Susztak, Luis F Moita, David Baltimore, Pierre-Louis Tharaux, Tobias B Huber, Matthias Kretzler, Markus Bitzer, Jochen Reiser, Vineet Gupta
Podocyte injury is an early event in diabetic kidney disease and is a hallmark of glomerulopathy. MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) is highly expressed in many cell types under homeostatic conditions, and plays an important anti-inflammatory role in myeloid cells. However, its role in podocytes is unclear. Here, we show that miR-146a expression levels decrease in the glomeruli of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), which correlates with increased albuminuria and glomerular damage. MiR-146a levels are also significantly reduced in the glomeruli of albuminuric BTBR ob/ob mice, indicating its significant role in maintaining podocyte health...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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