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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646406/podocytes-and-the-quest-for-precision-medicines-for-kidney-diseases
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REVIEW
Peter Mundel
In this review, I describe a 30-year journey in the quest for precision medicines for patients with kidney diseases. In 1987, when I started my reseach career, most scientists studying glomerular disease biology were focused on mesangial cells. The crucial role of the podocyte in many kidney diseases characterized by proteinuria, including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and diabetic nephropathy, had not yet been recognized. We were not aware of genetic causes or drivers of kidney diseases nor of molecular markers and cell culture systems for mechanistic studies of podocyte biology...
June 23, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641285/role-of-glycyrrhizin-in-the-reduction-of-inflammation-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Vikram Thakur, Syeda Nargis, Mayra Gonzalez, Swetak Pradhan, Daniel Terreros, Munmun Chattopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the most debilitating complications of type 2 diabetes. Recent evidence suggests chronic inflammation to be one of the causal factors of DKD. The mechanisms entailed are not completely elucidated except that a variety of cytokines play a major role in this process. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a pro-inflammatory toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4)-binding cytokine that is involved in inflammation-associated gene expression. This investigation was designed to assess the involvement of HMGB1, TLR-4, and nuclear factor (NF)-κB in the development of DKD and to evaluate that whether blocking HMGB1 by its natural inhibitor Glycyrrhizin (GLC) can reduce the progression of the disease...
June 23, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640458/long-term-graft-survival-in-patients-with-chronic-antibody-mediated-rejection-with-persistent-peritubular-capillaritis-treated-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-rituximab
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William R Mulley, Louis L Huang, Sharmila Ramessur Chandran, Anthony Longano, Liv A R Amos, Kevan R Polkinghorne, David J Nikolic-Paterson, John Kanellis
Chronic antibody mediated rejection (cAMR) is the major cause of premature renal allograft loss and is resistant to therapy with 12-month graft failure of up to 50% reported. We examined the duration of graft survival and associates of graft failure in patients with donor specific antibody positive cAMR and treatment-resistant peritubular capillaritis between June 2007 and October 2010. Those with advanced interstitial fibrosis (n=5) were excluded. Included patients (n=24) received treatment with high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin and fixed-dose rituximab (500mg)...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637300/commercial-rodent-diets-differentially-regulate-autoimmune-glomerulonephritis-epigenetics-and-microbiota-in-mrl-lpr-mice
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Michael R Edwards, Rujuan Dai, Bettina Heid, Thomas E Cecere, Deena Khan, Qinghui Mu, Catharine Cowan, Xin M Luo, S Ansar Ahmed
The course and severity of lupus in spontaneous murine lupus models varies among laboratories, which may be due to variations in diet, housing and/or local environmental conditions. In this study, we investigated the influence of common rodent diets while keeping other factors constant. Female lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice were subjected to the same housing conditions and given one of the three diets: Teklad 7013 containing isoflavone rich soy and alfalfa, Harlan 2018 isoflavone rich soy-based diet, or ResearchDiets Inc...
June 15, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629425/screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-of-uncertain-aetiology-in-sri-lanka-usability-of-surrogate-biomarkers-over-dipstick-proteinuria
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Samantha Ratnayake, Zeid Badurdeen, Nishantha Nanayakkara, Tilak Abeysekara, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Ranjith Kumarasiri
BACKGROUND: The use of dipstick proteinuria to screen Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is a recently debated matter of dispute. The aim of this study was to assess the suitability of biomarkers: serum creatinine, cystatin C and urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) for screening CKDu in Sri Lanka. METHODS: Forty-four male CKDu patients and 49 healthy males from a CKDu-endemic region were selected. Meanwhile, 25 healthy males from a non-endemic region were selected as an absolute control...
June 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626447/autoimmune-thyroiditis-and-glomerulopathies
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REVIEW
Domenico Santoro, Carmela Vadalà, Rossella Siligato, Michele Buemi, Salvatore Benvenga
Autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) is generally associated with hypothyroidism. It affects ~2% of the female population and 0.2% of the male population. The evidence of thyroid function- and thyroid autoantibody-unrelated microproteinuria in almost half of patients with AIT and sometimes heavy proteinuria as in the nephrotic syndrome point to a link of AIT with renal disease. The most common renal diseases observed in AIT are membranous nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, minimal change disease, IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA) vasculitis, and amyloidosis...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626180/pregnancy-is-a-risk-factor-for-secondary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-women-with-a-history-of-very-low-birth-weight
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Mari Tanaka, Sachio Iwanari, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Keisuke Taniguchi, Koichiro Hagihara, Daiki Fumihara, Syo Miki, Saeko Shimoda, Masaki Ikeda, Hiroya Takeoka
Low birth weight (LBW) has been known to increase the susceptibility to renal injury in adulthood. A 26-year-old woman developed proteinuria in early pregnancy; she had been born with very LBW. The clinical course was progressive, and an emergency Caesarean section was performed at 36 weeks due to acute kidney injury. A renal biopsy provided a diagnosis of post-adaptive focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Increased demand for glomerular filtration during early pregnancy appeared to have initiated the renal injury...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620495/familial-partial-lipodystrophy-and-proteinuric-renal-disease-due-to-a-missense-c-1045c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-lmna-mutation
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Athanasios Fountas, Zoe Giotaki, Evangelia Dounousi, George Liapis, Alexandra Bargiota, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, Stelios Tigas
Proteinuric renal disease is prevalent in congenital or acquired forms of generalized lipodystrophy. In contrast, an association between familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) and renal disease has been documented in very few cases. A 22-year-old female patient presented with impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia, hirsutism and oligomenorrhea. On examination, there was partial loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the face, upper and lower limbs, bird-like facies with micrognathia and low set ears and mild acanthosis nigricans...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617483/epidemiology-of-chronic-kidney-disease-think-at-least-twice
#9
Pierre Delanaye, Richard J Glassock, Marc E De Broe
The introduction of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines has substantially contributed to the early detection of different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Several recent studies from different parts of the world mention a CKD prevalence of between 8 and 13%. There are several reasons the CKD prevalence found in a study of a particular population is clearly overestimated. The structure of the population pyramid (young or older age) of the study sample may result in high or low CKD prevalence...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617440/the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb1-is-a-key-regulator-of-acute-but-not-chronic-renal-injury
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Amy Fearn, Gerhard R Situmorang, Christopher Fox, Fiona Oakley, Rachel Howarth, Caroline L Wilson, Agklinta Kiosia, Michael G Robson, Derek A Mann, Anna Moles, Neil S Sheerin
The NF-κB family of transcription factors is important for many cellular functions, in particular initiation and propagation of inflammatory and immune responses. However, recent data has suggested that different subunits of the NF-κB family can suppress the inflammatory response. NF-κB1, from the locus nfκb1, can inhibit transcription, acting as a brake to the recognised pro-inflammatory activity of other NF-κB subunits. We tested the function of NF-κB1 in an acute (nephrotoxic serum (NTS) nephritis) and a chronic (unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO)) model of renal injury using NF-κB1 (nfκb1(-/-)) knockout mice...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614418/il-33-and-st2-levels-in-chronic-kidney-disease-associations-with-inflammation-vascular-abnormalities-cardiovascular-events-and-survival
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Ozkan Gungor, Hilmi Umut Unal, Aydin Guclu, Mustafa Gezer, Tayfun Eyileten, Fatma Betül Guzel, Orcun Altunoren, Ertugrul Erken, Yusuf Oguz, Ismail Kocyigit, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: Increased inflammation, associated with the increase in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage, has a very important influence in vascular injury and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the levels of IL-33 and ST2 in the different stages of CKD and to determine their effect on vascular damage and cardiovascular events (CVE). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study in which serum IL-33 and ST2 were obtained from 238 CKD (stages 1-5) patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614271/serum-anti-pla2r-antibody-and-glomerular-pla2r-deposition-in-chinese-patients-with-membranous-nephropathy-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lu Pang, Ai-Min Zhang, Hai-Xia Li, Jia-Lin Du, Li-Li Jiao, Nan Duan, Yi Liu, Dan Yu
M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is the major target antigen in primary membranous nephropathy (PMN). Previous studies have evaluated the diagnostic value of serum anti-PLA2R antibody. However, the correlation of serum anti-PLA2R antibody and glomerular PLA2R deposition, and their association with clinical characteristics need to be further evaluated.A total of 136 patients were involved as inception group because serum anti-PLA2R antibody and glomerular PLA2R antigen were simultaneously measured. We examined serum anti-PLA2R antibody by ELISA and glomerular PLA2R deposition by immunofluorescence assay...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613962/significant-association-between-renal-function-and-area-of-amyloid-deposition-in-kidney-biopsy-specimens-in-both-aa-amyloidosis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-al-amyloidosis
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Takeshi Kuroda, Naohito Tanabe, Eriko Hasegawa, Ayako Wakamatsu, Yukiko Nozawa, Hiroe Sato, Takeshi Nakatsue, Yoko Wada, Yumi Ito, Naofumi Imai, Mitsuhiro Ueno, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
The kidney is a major target organ for systemic amyloidosis, which results in proteinuria and an elevated serum creatinine level. The clinical manifestations and precursor proteins of amyloid A (AA) and light-chain (AL) amyloidosis are different, and the renal damage due to amyloid deposition also seems to differ. The purpose of this study was to clarify haw the difference in clinical features between AA and AL amyloidosis are explained by the difference in the amount and distribution of amyloid deposition in the renal tissues...
June 14, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612528/-effects-of-gubentongluo-formula-on-oxidative-stress-reflected-by-expressions-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-l-fabp-in-mice-with-iga-nephropathy
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Wen-Wen Li, Di Huang, Pei-Cheng Shen, Qing Wu, Chuan Sun, Xian-Xian Wang, Li-Qun He
OBJECTIVES: To determine the underlying mechanism of Gubentongluo Formula in the treatment of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups: normal group (n =10), IgAN group (n =10), control group (n =10) and treatment group (n =10). Mice in the normal and IgAN groups were intragastricly administered with normal saline for 12 weeks; while those in the control and treatment groups were given fenofibrate [30 mg/(kg!$d) and Gubentongluo Formula [1...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611444/ep4-inhibition-attenuates-the-development-of-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-experimental-kidney-disease
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Karina Thieme, Syamantak Majumder, Angela S Brijmohan, Sri N Batchu, Bridgit B Bowskill, Tamadher A Alghamdi, Suzanne L Advani, M Golam Kabir, Youan Liu, Andrew Advani
The therapeutic targeting of prostanoid subtype receptors may slow the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through mechanisms that are distinct from those of upstream COX inhibition. Here, employing multiple experimental models of CKD, we studied the effects of inhibition of the EP4 receptor, one of four receptor subtypes for the prostanoid prostaglandin E2. In streptozotocin-diabetic endothelial nitric oxide synthase knockout mice, EP4 inhibition attenuated the development of albuminuria, whereas the COX inhibitor indomethacin did not...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611152/hepatic-vein-pressure-predicts-gfr-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hemodynamic-kidney-dysfunction
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Neel Desai, Joel Neugarten, Mary Dominguez, Ladan Golestaneh
The role of "nephrocongestion" in hemodynamic renal disease is understudied. Intra-abdominal hypertension accompanies liver disease and renal disease. Our hypothesis states that in those patients with liver disease, hepatic vein pressure measured during a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure reflects intra-abdominal pressure and predicts estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We gathered data from our clinical database and chart review on a cohort of cirrhotic patients who received TIPS at Montefiore as part of their clinical care between 2004 and 2014...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607873/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-fabry-disease-patients-multicenter-cross-sectional-study-in-argentina
#17
Sebastián Jaurretche, Norberto Antogiovanni, Fernando Perreta
Nephropathy is one of the major complications of Fabry Disease (FD) and mainly includes reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and proteinuria. Despite the frequency, scarce information exists regarding the frequency of CKD as well as other related complications in FD patients in Argentina. The aim of the study was to measure the prevalence of CKD at diagnosis of FD as well as to describe other related conditions in a large cohort of patients with FD. Methods: a cross-sectional study performed in three FD centers of Argentina during January 2014 and January 2016...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607125/effects-of-folic-acid-therapy-on-the-new-onset-proteinuria-in-chinese-hypertensive-patients-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-renal-substudy-of-csppt-china-stroke-primary-prevention-trial
#18
Youbao Li, Min Liang, Guobao Wang, Binyan Wang, Mingli He, Genfu Tang, Delu Yin, Xin Xu, Yong Huo, Yimin Cui, Fan Fan Hou, Xianhui Qin
We aimed to test the hypothesis that treatment with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in preventing new-onset proteinuria than enalapril alone among hypertensive patients. This is a post hoc analysis of the renal substudy of the CSPPT (China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial). A total of 13 071 eligible participants without proteinuria were randomized to receive a double-blind daily treatment of a single tablet containing 10-mg enalapril and 0.8-mg folic acid (n=6511) or 10-mg enalapril alone (n=6560)...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604827/a-novel-in-vivo-method-to-quantify-slit-diaphragm-protein-abundance-in-murine-proteinuric-kidney-disease
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Raphael Haase, Sebastian Alexander Potthoff, Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger, Clara Frosch, Thorsten Wiech, Ulf Panzer, Eva Königshausen, Johannes Stegbauer, Lorenz Sellin, Lars Christian Rump, Ivo Quack, Magdalena Woznowski
Injury of the glomerular filter causes proteinuria by disrupting the sensitive interplay of the glomerular protein network. To date, studies of the expression and trafficking of glomerular proteins have been mostly limited to in vitro or histologic studies. Here, we report a novel in vivo biotinylation assay that allows the quantification of surface expression of glomerular proteins in mice. Kidneys were perfused in situ with biotin before harvest. Afterwards glomeruli were isolated and lyzed. The protein of interest was separated by immunoprecipitation and the amount of surface-expressed protein was quantified by Western blot analysis with streptavidin staining...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602847/non-proteinuric-diabetic-nephropathy-is-the-main-cause-of-chronic-kidney-disease-results-of-a-general-population-survey-in-spain
#20
N R Robles, J Villa, F J Felix, D Fernandez-Berges, L Lozano
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy traditionally produces significant proteinuria prior to the development of renal impairment. However, this clinical paradigm has recently been questioned. The current study evaluated the impact of diabetes mellitus on the prevalence of renal disease in general population. METHODOLOGY: Data from of the HERMEX survey, an observational, cross sectional, population based study were used. The final sample included 2813 subjects (mean age 51...
June 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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