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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725620/attenuation-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-by-punica-granatum-linn-leaves-extract
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Snehal Nitin Mestry, Jayesh Bachu Dhodi, Sangita Balbhim Kumbhar, Archana Ramesh Juvekar
With an objective to develop Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, the present study investigated the protective effects of methanolic extract of Punica granatum leaves (MPGL) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy has become a leading cause of end stage renal failure worldwide. P. granatum, due to its anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities may retard the progression of diabetic nephropathy. In this study, diabetes was induced by a single injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 45 mg/kg, i...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722531/patterns-of-renal-disease-in-south-korea-a-20-year-review-of-a-single-center-renal-biopsy-database
#2
Ho Sik Shin, Dae Hyeon Cho, Soo Kyoung Kang, Hyun Jeong Kim, Soo Young Kim, Joung Wook Yang, Gyong Hoon Kang, Ye Na Kim, Yeonsoon Jung, Bong-Kwon Cheon, Hark Rim
BACKGROUND: Several registries and centers have reported the results of renal biopsies from different parts of the world. As there are few data regarding the epidemiology of glomerulonephritis (GN) in South Korea, we conducted this study on renal biopsy findings during the last 20 years from a single center. METHODS: Data for 818 patients who underwent renal biopsy at our center between 1992 and 2011 were collected retrospectively. All kidney specimens were examined with light microscopy (LM) and immunofluorescent microscopy (IF)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717939/neonatal-stroke-and-haematuria-answers
#3
Sally Kellett, Mathieu Lemaire, Steven P Miller, Christoph Licht, Grace Yoon, Nomazulu Dlamini, Damien Noone
BACKGROUND: This is a report of an infant born near term with neonatal stroke and haematuria. The renal phenotype, pathogenic genotype and pathological findings on renal biopsy are discussed. CASE-DIAGNOSIS: Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging revealed anomalies which persisted postnatally. Haematuria was detected during follow-up. The posttnatal renal ultrasound scan was normal, and there was no associated proteinuria. A likely pathogenic genetic mutation was detected...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717936/neonatal-stroke-and-haematuria-questions
#4
Sally Kellett, Mathieu Lemaire, Steven P Miller, Christoph Licht, Grace Yoon, Nomazulu Dlamini, Damien Noone
This is a report of an infant born near term with neonatal stroke and haematuria. Changes were noted on foetal magnetic resonance images, and these persisted postnatally. A routine renal ultrasound scan during follow-up detected haematuria with no associated proteinuria. A likely pathogenic genetic mutation was identified. This case highlights a relatively newly discovered cause for hereditary nephropathy affecting the basement membrane, initially affecting the glomerular but later the renal tubular basement membranes...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711658/betulinic-acid-isolated-from-the-leaves-of-syzygium-cumini-l-skeels-ameliorates-the-proteinuria-in-experimental-membranous-nephropathy-through-regulating-nrf2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Brijesh Sutariya, Neetika Taneja, Madhusudan Saraf
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in the kidney. Betulinic acid (BA) is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound isolated from the leaves of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels. In the present study, we investigated the effects of BA on experimental MN in rats and explored the mechanisms by which it enhances antioxidant activities and resolves inflammatory condition in experimental MN. Passive Heymann nephritis (PHN) was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by a single tail vein injection of anti- Fx1A antiserum...
July 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704582/autosomal-dominant-form-of-type-iv-collagen-nephropathy-exists-among-patients-with-hereditary-nephritis-difficult-to-diagnose-clinicopathologically
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Aya Imafuku, Kandai Nozu, Naoki Sawa, Eiko Hasegawa, Rikako Hiramatsu, Masahiro Kawada, Junichi Hoshino, Kiho Tanaka, Yasuo Ishii, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIM: Type IV collagen nephropathies include Alport Syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN), which are caused by mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5 genes. Recently, the report of patients with heterozygous mutations in COL4A3/A4 have been increasing. The clinical course of these patients has a wide variety, and they are diagnosed as TBMN, autosomal dominant Alport syndrome (ADAS), or familial focal segmental glomerular sclerosis. However, diagnosis, frequency and clinicopathological manifestation of them remains unclear...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700653/plasma-bradykinin-and-early-diabetic-nephropathy-lesions-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Kevin M Wheelock, Jian Cai, Helen C Looker, Michael L Merchant, Robert G Nelson, Gudeta D Fufaa, E Jennifer Weil, Harold I Feldman, Ramachandran S Vasan, Paul L Kimmel, Brad H Rovin, Michael Mauer, Jon B Klein
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of bradykinin and related peptides with the development of diabetic nephropathy lesions in 243 participants with type 1 diabetes (T1D) from the Renin-Angiotensin System Study who, at baseline, were normoalbuminuric, normotensive and had normal or increased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). DESIGN: Plasma concentrations of bradykinin and related peptides were measured at baseline by quantitative mass spectrometry. All participants were randomly assigned at baseline to receive placebo, enalapril or losartan during the 5 years between kidney biopsies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693446/response-to-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-pla2r-associated-and-non-pla2r-associated-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Jia Wang, Qionghong Xie, Zhuxing Sun, Ningxin Xu, Yan Li, Liang Wang, Shaojun Liu, Jun Xue, Chuan-Ming Hao
BACKGROUND: According to renal M type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) immunohistochemistry, idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) could be categorized into PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated IMN. We conducted a retrospective, multicenter cohort study with 91 patients to compare the effect of immunosuppressive therapy between PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated IMN patients. METHODS: A total of 91 biopsy-proven IMN patients from Huashan hospital and People's Hospital of Wuxi in past 5 years were collected into this study...
July 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685717/variants-in-the-promoter-region-of-hla-dqa1-were-associated-with-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Xiao-Song Qin, Jian-Hua Liu, Guan-Ting Lyu, Meng-Le Peng, Fu-Ning Yang, Dong-Chun Qin, Yong-Zhe Li, Yong Liu
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is an autoimmune disease and the leading cause of adult nephritic syndrome. HLA-DQA1 had been identified to be associated with IMN in Europeans and the result was replicated in Chinese Han population. In this study, six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter of HLA-DQA1 and other two SNPs with IgA nephropathy were included for the association analysis. METHODS: The SNPs were genotyped in 509 patients and 601 controls by the MassArray iPLEX...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680821/a-unified-pathogenesis-for-kidney-diseases-including-genetic-diseases-and-cancers-by-the-protein-homeostasis-system-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Kyung-Yil Lee
Every cell of an organism is separated and protected by a cell membrane. It is proposed that harmony between intercellular communication and the health of an organism is controlled by a system, designated the protein-homeostasis-system (PHS). Kidneys consist of a variety of types of renal cells, each with its own characteristic cell-receptor interactions and producing characteristic proteins. A functional union of these renal cells can be determined by various renal function tests, and harmonious intercellular communication is essential for the healthy state of the host...
June 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674357/single-dose-rituximab-therapy-for-refractory-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-single-center-experience
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Takayuki Katsuno, Takenori Ozaki, Hangsoo Kim, Noritoshi Kato, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shinichi Akiyama, Takuji Ishimoto, Tomoki Kosugi, Naotake Tsuboi, Yasuhiko Ito, Shoichi Maruyama
To date, a recognized treatment for refractory membranous nephropathy (MN) has not been established. Recently, several reports have indicated the efficacy of rituximab as a novel treatment option. However, only a few published accounts exist of rituximab therapy for idiopathic MN (IMN) in the Asian population. We present the cases of three IMN patients who were treated with single-dose rituximab after they showed no response to conventional therapies, including corticosteroids, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, mizoribine, and mycophenolate mofetil...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674044/pla2r-and-thsd7a-disparate-paths-to-the-same-disease
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REVIEW
Laurence H Beck
The phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) and thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A (THSD7A) are the two major autoantigens in primary membranous nephropathy (MN), and define two molecular subclasses of this disease. Both proteins are large transmembrane glycoproteins expressed by the podocyte, and both induce IgG4-predominant humoral immune responses that produce circulating autoantibodies that can be used clinically for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. The biologic roles of these proteins remain speculative, although several features of THSD7A suggest a role in adhesion...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674042/a-novel-hypokalemic-alkalotic-salt-losing-tubulopathy-in-patients-with-cldn10-mutations
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Ernie M H F Bongers, Luke M Shelton, Susanne Milatz, Sjoerd Verkaart, Anneke P Bech, Jeroen Schoots, Elisabeth A M Cornelissen, Markus Bleich, Joost G J Hoenderop, Jack F M Wetzels, Dorien Lugtenberg, Tom Nijenhuis
Mice lacking distal tubular expression of CLDN10, the gene encoding the tight junction protein Claudin-10, show enhanced paracellular magnesium and calcium permeability and reduced sodium permeability in the thick ascending limb (TAL), leading to a urine concentrating defect. However, the function of renal Claudin-10 in humans remains undetermined. We identified and characterized CLDN10 mutations in two patients with a hypokalemic-alkalotic salt-losing nephropathy. The first patient was diagnosed with Bartter syndrome (BS) >30 years ago...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669992/treatment-of-membranous-nephropathy-time-for-a-paradigm-shift
#14
REVIEW
Piero Ruggenenti, Fernando C Fervenza, Giuseppe Remuzzi
In patients with membranous nephropathy, alkylating agents (cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil) alone or in combination with steroids achieve remission of nephrotic syndrome more effectively than conservative treatment or steroids alone, but can cause myelotoxicity, infections, and cancer. Calcineurin inhibitors can improve proteinuria, but are nephrotoxic. Most patients relapse after treatment withdrawal and can become treatment dependent, which increases the risk of nephrotoxicity. The discovery of nephritogenic autoantibodies against podocyte M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) and thrombospondin type-1 domain- containing protein 7A (THSD7A) antigens provides a clear pathophysiological rationale for interventions that specifically target B-cell lineages to prevent antibody production and subepithelial deposition...
July 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664837/rituximab-for-the-treatment-of-membranous-nephropathy-a-single-center-experience
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Andreja Aleš Rigler, Alexander Jerman, Aleša Orsag, Nika Kojc, Damjan Kovač, Andrej Škoberne, Špela Borštnar, Željka Večerić Haler, Nuša Avguštin, Radoslav Kveder, Dušan Ferluga, Alenka Vizjak, Jelka Lindič
BACKGROUND: Treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy with rituximab was introduced more than a decade ago following experimental data that suggested involvement of B-cell-mediated reactions in its pathogenesis. It was a logical step towards a more selective therapy with less severe side effects as compared to the recommended first-line immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids and different immunosuppressant drugs. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the anonymous data of patients who were treated with rituximab for idiopathic membranous nephropathy at our institution from January 2006 to July 2016...
2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661568/everolimus-induced-nephrotic-syndrome-precipitated-by-interaction-with-voriconazole-in-a-patient-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#16
P N Tran, L C Pinter-Brown
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Everolimus is a small molecule that inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and is used for treatment of various solid tumours and renal transplant rejection prophylaxis. Whereas everolimus-induced proteinuria was previously observed in 3%-36% renal transplant recipients, nephrotic syndrome was not reported in cancer patients taking everolimus. However, nephrotic syndrome was reported in patients taking sirolimus. CASE SUMMARY: We report the case of a 32-year-old female with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma who was on everolimus for 5 years and developed nephrotic syndrome about 2 months after initiation of voriconazole...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659572/effect-of-vitamin-d-and-tacrolimus-combination-therapy-on-iga-nephropathy
#17
Dong Yuan, Zhan Fang, Fang Sun, Jing Chang, Jian Teng, Shuhua Lin, Xiaoming Liu
BACKGROUND To explore the effects and the mechanism of vitamin D (VD) and tacrolimus (TAC) combinatorial therapy in the treatment of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS IgAN rat models constructed by oral immunization with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (n=30) and were treated with: saline (model group), TAC (TAC group), or TAC+VD therapy (TAC+VD group) through gavage daily for 14 days. Serum creatinine (Scr), albumin (ALB), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and urinary protein (UAE) levels were determined...
June 29, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658768/clinicopathological-analysis-of-glomerular-disease-of-adult-onset-nephrotic-syndrome-in-an-indian-cohort-a-retrospective-study
#18
Mayur Suryawanshi, Swapnil Karnik, Sanjeet Roy
INTRODUCTION: Primary glomerular disease presenting with adult onset nephrotic syndrome are a major cause of chronic renal failure worldwide. The spectrum of renal disease presenting with nephrotic syndrome has undergone a gradual change globally over the course of time. However, there still exist regional differences in the incidence of primary glomerular diseases causing adult onset nephrotic syndrome. AIM: To observe the spectrum of renal diseases presenting with adult onset nephrotic syndrome with comparative analysis of changing trends over the last five decades with regards to Western and Indian literature...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655312/transplantation-of-human-fetal-pancreatic-progenitor-cells-ameliorates-renal-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-nephropathy
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Yongwei Jiang, Wenjian Zhang, Shiqing Xu, Hua Lin, Weiguo Sui, Honglin Liu, Liang Peng, Qing Fang, Li Chen, Jinning Lou
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a severe complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Pancreas or islet transplantation has been reported to prevent the development of DN lesions and ameliorate or reverse existing glomerular lesions in animal models. Shortage of pancreas donor is a severe problem. Islets derived from stem cells may offer a potential solution to this problem. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of stem cell-derived islet transplantation on DN in a rat model of streptozotocin-induced DM...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641774/membranous-nephropathy-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#20
Xiangling Li, YanQiang Wang
Membranous nephropathy (MN) accompanying Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has rarely been described previously. We recently presented a 45-year-old Chinese male presenting with recurrent lower extremity pitting edema, or eyelid edema, proteinuria and hyperlipidemia. especially intractable hiccup and vomiting, painful tonic spasm (PTS) as the revealing symptom of a demyelinating disorder of central nervous system. The kindey biopsy specimen showed MN stage 2. Serological testing revealed antibodies AQP4, MRI head and spine revealed medulla oblongata and C1-C2 cervical vertebra lesions...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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