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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418422/a-disease-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-a-glomerulus-on-a-chip-microdevice
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Li Wang, Tingting Tao, Wentao Su, Hao Yu, Yue Yu, Jianhua Qin
Diabetic nephropathy is a major chronic renal complication of diabetes mellitus, and is the leading cause of end-stage kidney diseases. Establishing a disease model of diabetic nephropathy in vitro can accelerate the understanding of its mechanisms and pharmaceutical development. We provide the proof-of-principle for using a glomerulus-on-a-chip microdevice that reconstitutes organ-level kidney functions to create a human disease model of early stage diabetic nephropathy on chip. The microfluidic device, which recapitulates the glomerular microenvironment, consists of parallel channels lined by isolated primary glomerular microtissues that experience fluid flow to mimic the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB), including glomerular endothelial cells, 3D basement membrane and podocytes...
April 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397717/renal-phospholipase-a2-receptor-and-the-clinical-features-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Ning-Xin Xu, Qiong-Hong Xie, Zhu-Xing Sun, Jia Wang, Yan Li, Liang Wang, Shao-Jun Liu, Jun Xue, Chuan-Ming Hao
BACKGROUND: According to the renal phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) immunohistochemistry, idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) could be categorized into PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated iMN. This study aimed to examine whether the non-PLA2R-associated iMN had any difference in clinical features compared with PLA2R-associated iMN. METHODS: A total of 231 adult patients diagnosed as iMN were recruited to this retrospective study. Renal PLA2R expression was examined by immunofluorescence...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391348/membranous-nephropathy-thinking-through-the-therapeutic-options
#3
Daniel Cattran, Paul Brenchley
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) remains the most common cause of the nephrotic syndrome in adults and one of the leading identifiable causes of end-stage kidney disease. Prior to considering the best approach to treatment, three important components need to be considered. First, the natural history of the typical membranous patient today; second, the importance of identifying the causative factors; and third, the integration of the current data on the known autoantibody/antigen systems involved in IMN into the diagnosis and management of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391347/therapeutics-for-apol1-nephropathies-putting-out-the-fire-in-the-podocyte
#4
Jurgen Heymann, Cheryl A Winkler, Maarten Hoek, Katalin Susztak, Jeffrey B Kopp
APOL1 nephropathies comprise a range of clinical and pathologic syndromes, which can be summarized as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, in various guises, and arterionephrosclerosis, otherwise known as hypertensive kidney diseases. Current therapies for these conditions may achieve therapeutic targets, reduction in proteinuria and control of blood pressure, respectively, but often fail to halt the progressive decline in kidney function. It appears that current therapies fail to address certain underlying critical pathologic processes that are driven, particularly in podocytes and microvascular cells, by the APOL1 renal risk genetic variants...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359196/prunella-vulgaris-attenuates-diabetic-renal-injury-by-suppressing-glomerular-fibrosis-and-inflammation
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Seung Namgung, Jung Joo Yoon, Chi-Su Yoon, Byung Hyuk Han, Eun Sik Choi, Hyuncheol Oh, Youn-Chul Kim, Yun Jung Lee, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Diabetic nephropathy is both the most common complication and the leading cause of mortality associated with diabetes. Prunella vulgaris, a well-known traditional medicinal plant, is used for the cure of abscess, scrofula, hypertension and urinary diseases. This study confirmed whether an aqueous extract of Prunella vulgaris (APV) suppresses renal inflammation and fibrosis. In human mesangial cell (HMC), pretreatment of APV attenuated 25[Formula: see text]mM HG-induced suppressed TGF-β and Smad-2/4 expression; it increased the expressioin level of Smad-7...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356674/fibrillary-glomerulonephritis-presenting-as-crescentic-glomerulonephritis
#6
H H Shah, J Thakkar, J M Pullman, A T Mathew
Fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FGN) is a rare primary glomerular disease that commonly presents clinically with hypertension, proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, and varying degree of renal insufficiency. Histologically, FGN can present with different patterns of glomerular injury, more commonly mesangioproliferative, membranoproliferative, and membranous nephropathy. While crescent formation has been described in some kidney biopsy series of FGN, crescentic glomerulonephritis pattern of glomerular injury has been rarely described...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355356/therapy-of-tacrolimus-combined-with-corticosteroids-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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W Cui, X Lu, X Min, M Liu, S Guan, Y Wang, M Luo, W Li, Q Li, W Dong, L Miao, P Luo
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus (TAC) combined with corticosteroids in treating patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). One hundred seventy-seven biopsy-proven IMN patients were recruited in this retrospective clinical study. Sixty patients received TAC (target blood concentration of 4-8 ng/mL) and 117 patients received daily cyclophosphamide (CYC, 100 mg) combined with prednisone. Remission rates at the end of the first, second and third month in the TAC group were significantly higher than that in the CYC group (1st: 35...
March 23, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318628/b-and-t-cell-subpopulations-in-patients-with-severe-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-may-predict-an-early-response-to-rituximab
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Michelle Rosenzwajg, Eva Languille, Hanna Debiec, Joana Hygino, Karine Dahan, Tabassome Simon, David Klatzmann, Pierre Ronco
Primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) is characterized by antibodies to the podocyte, but little is known about B- and T-cell populations and their response to rituximab is controversial. To help resolve this we compared 33 lymphocyte subpopulations and 27 cytokines/chemokines in 25 patients with severe PMN and 27 age-matched healthy individuals. At baseline, patients had a significantly increased percentage of naive B-cells with significantly decreased switched and non-switched memory B-cells. There was a significantly decreased percentage of natural killer (NK) cells with an increase in the CD56(bright)CD16(-/lo) NK subset...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260442/nephrotic-syndrome-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-outcomes-in-iran
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Fereshteh Saddadi, Ali Alidadi, Monir Hakemi, Babak Bahar
OBJECTIVES: Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant have an elevated incidence of acute renal failure. However, the incidence of nephritic syndrome due to graft-versus-host disease is growing and is independently associated with chronic renal disease after this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to examine the risk of chronic kidney disease in glomerulopathy patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplant with a follow-up of 10 years...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236514/familial-hematuria-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Pavlína Plevová, Josef Gut, Jan Janda
The most frequent cause of familial glomerular hematuria is thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) caused by germline COL4A3 or COL4A4 gene mutations. Less frequent but important cause with respect to morbidity is Alport syndrome caused by germline COL4A5 gene mutations. The features of Alport syndrome include hematuria, proteinuria and all males with X-linked disease and all individuals with recessive disease will develop end stage renal disease, usually at early youth. In X-linked Alport syndrome, a clear genotype-phenotype correlation is typically observed in men...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223549/membranous-nephropathy-associated-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-treated-with-corticosteroids-and-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Qinjie Weng, Xiao Li, Hong Ren, Jingyuan Xie, Xiaoxia Pan, Jing Xu, Nan Chen
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. As many clinical cases have reported, it may be associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Antiviral therapy can be various. CASE SUMMARY: We report a case of patient with chronic HCV infection and MN, who presented with was proteinuria. He was treated with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni; Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA) and was found to be virus-free. CONCLUSION: We have reported this case to provide insight into whether Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir should be administered for HCV-related glomerulonephritis...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183033/diabetic-nephropathy-a-potential-savior-with-rotten-egg-smell
#12
REVIEW
George J Dugbartey
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is currently the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Despite optimal management, DN is still a major contributor to morbidity and mortality of diabetic patients worldwide. The major pathological alterations in DN include excessive accumulation and deposition of extracellular matrix, leading to expansion of mesangial matrix, thickening of glomerular basement membrane and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. At the molecular level, accumulating evidence suggests that hyperglycemia or high glucose mediates renal injury in DN via multiple molecular mechanisms such as induction of oxidative stress, upregulation of renal transforming growth factor beta-1 expression, production of proinflammatory cytokines, activation of fibroblasts and renin angiotensin system, and depletion of adenosine triphosphate...
April 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143416/combination-therapy-with-rituximab-low-dose-cyclophosphamide-and-prednisone-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-case-series
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Frank B Cortazar, David E Leaf, Charles T Owens, Karen Laliberte, William F Pendergraft, John L Niles
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy is a common cause of the nephrotic syndrome. Treatment with standard regimens fails to induce complete remission in most patients. We evaluated the efficacy of combination therapy with rituximab, low-dose, oral cyclophosphamide, and an accelerated prednisone taper (RCP) for the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. METHODS: We analyzed 15 consecutive patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy treated with RCP at Massachusetts General Hospital...
February 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102816/clinicopathological-features-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-iga-nephropathy-with-minimal-change-disease-related-to-exposure-to-mercury-containing-cosmetics-a-case-report%C3%A2
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Hong-Xin Niu, Shen-Heng Li, Hong-Ying Li, Yi-Hua Chen, Wei-Wei Liu, Pei-Lin Li, Hai-Bo Long
AIM: Membranous nephropathy and minimal change disease (MCD) have been involved in mercury-induced nephrotic syndrome. IgA nephropathy is not known to be a common pathological type. In the present article, we report a case of IgA nephropathy with MCD following exposure to mercury-containing skin lightening cream. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient was a 39-year-old woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome. She had a 6-month history of using as many as 8 kinds of skin-lightening creams, and urinary mercury excretion was high...
April 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065518/membranous-nephropathy-integrating-basic-science-into-improved-clinical-management
#15
REVIEW
Daniel C Cattran, Paul E Brenchley
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (INM) remains a common cause of the nephrotic syndrome in adults. The autoimmune nature of IMN was clearly delineated in 2009 with the identification of the glomerular-deposited IgG to be a podocyte receptor, phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) in 70% to 75% of cases. This anti-PLA2R autoantibody, predominantly the IgG4 subclass, has been quantitated in serum using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and has been used to aid diagnosis and monitor response to immunosuppressive therapy...
March 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056860/evaluating-tacrolimus-treatment-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-cohort-of-408-patients
#16
Hua-Zhang Qin, Lei Liu, Shao-Shan Liang, Jing-Song Shi, Chun-Xia Zheng, Qing Hou, Ying-Hui Lu, Wei-Bo Le
BACKGROUND: The KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines for Glomerulonephritis recommended tacrolimus as an alternative regimen for the initial therapy for Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN), however, large observational studies evaluating tacrolimus treatment in IMN remains rare. METHODS: A total of 408 consecutive IMN patients with nephrotic syndrome who were treated with tacrolimus in Jinling Hospital were included. The effectiveness and safety of tacrolimus treatment in IMN were analyzed in this study...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035718/thsd7a-expression-in-human-cancer
#17
Phillip R Stahl, Elion Hoxha, Thorsten Wiech, Cornelia Schröder, Ronald Simon, Rolf A K Stahl
We recently described a case of a Thrombospondin Type-1 Domain containing 7A (THSD7A) associated membranous nephropathy in a female patient who was synchronously suffering from a THSD7A-positive malignancy. We here investigated the role of THSD7A as a new potential tumor antigen by evaluating over 20 000 tissue spots in more than 70 different tumor entities by immunohistochemistry using tissue microarrays. THSD7A expression was highly variable in different neoplasias with differing staining patterns. Both gain and loss of THSD7A expression compared to expression status in non-tumor tissue were linked to tumor-specific markers in the different tumor entities and were of prognostic value...
April 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999961/long-term-outcomes-of-initial-therapy-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#18
Masayo Sato, Takashi Takei, Takahito Moriyama, Mitsuyo Itabashi, Kosaku Nitta
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine whether initial steroid therapy is actually effective for the treatment of iMN, and we examined a 40% reduction in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and remission rates. METHODS: This was a retrospective study between 1993 and 2013. First, we divided patients with iMN having a urinary protein level of ≥1 g/gCre into two groups: those who had received steroid therapy (Group S1; n = 52) within 6 months of diagnosis and those who had received supportive therapy (Group H1; n = 31)...
December 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994855/treatment-with-rituximab-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#19
Marco Fiorentino, Francesco Tondolo, Francesca Bruno, Barbara Infante, Giuseppe Grandaliano, Loreto Gesualdo, Carlo Manno
BACKGROUND: Rituximab represents a valid therapeutic option to induce remission in patients with primary glomerulonephritis. Despite several studies proving its efficacy in improving outcomes in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN), its role in therapeutic protocols is not yet defined. METHODS: We studied 38 patients with idiopathic MN treated with rituximab (in 13 patients as first-line therapy, in the remaining 25 after conventional immunosuppressive therapy)...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974710/clinical-predictors-of-response-to-prednisone-plus-cyclophosphamide-in-patients-with-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#20
Shu Li, Ling Wang, Minfang Zhang, Wenyan Zhou, Wei Fang, Qin Wang, Chaojun Qi, Shan Mou, Xinghua Shao, Zhaohui Ni
BACKGROUND: Complete remission (CR) and partial remission (PR) are beneficial to the long-term outcome of patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). However, we are lacking in studies that evaluate the clinical predictors of response to treatment with prednisone plus cyclophosphamide (CP). The objectives of the study are to identify clinical factors that could predict clinical remission or relapse in patients with iMN who were treated with prednisone plus i.v. CP therapy. METHODS: This retrospective study recruited a total of 102 eligible patients diagnosed with biopsy-proven iMN between January 2010 and December 2013 in our center...
2017: Nephron
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