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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920570/formation-of-tight-junctions-between-neighboring-podocytes-is-an-early-ultrastructural-feature-in-experimental-crescentic-glomerulonephritis
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Lena Succar, Ross A Boadle, David C Harris, Gopala K Rangan
PURPOSE: In crescentic glomerulonephritis (CGN), the development of cellular bridges between podocytes and parietal epithelial cells (PECs) triggers glomerular crescent formation. However, the sequential changes in glomerular ultrastructure in CGN are not well defined. This study investigated the time course of glomerular ultrastructure in experimental CGN. METHODS: Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was performed using kidney samples from rats with nephrotoxic serum nephritis (NSN) from day 1 to day 14...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915093/discoidin-domain-receptor-1-kinase-activity-is-required-for-regulating-collagen-iv-synthesis
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Corina M Borza, Yan Su, Truc-Linh Tran, Ling Yu, Nick Steyns, Kayla J Temple, Marcin J Skwark, Jens Meiler, Craig W Lindsley, Brennan R Hicks, Birgit Leitinger, Roy Zent, Ambra Pozzi
Discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that binds to and is activated by collagens. DDR1 expression increases following kidney injury and accumulating evidence suggests that it contributes to the progression of injury. To this end, deletion of DDR1 is beneficial in ameliorating kidney injury induced by angiotensin infusion, unilateral ureteral obstruction, or nephrotoxic nephritis. Most of the beneficial effects observed in the DDR1-null mice are attributed to reduced inflammatory cell infiltration to the site of injury, suggesting that DDR1 plays a pro-inflammatory effect...
November 30, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914701/il-2-anti-il-2-complexes-ameliorate-lupus-nephritis-by-expansion-of-cd4-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
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Ji-Jing Yan, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Tai Yeon Koo, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
Adoptive transfer of regulatory T cells (Tregs) can delay disease progression and reduce mortality in lupus-prone mice. Here, we tested whether complex (IL-2C) consisting of IL-2 and anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody (JES6-1) ameliorates lupus nephritis by expanding Tregs as an alternative to problematic Treg infusion therapy. IL-2C treatment of NZB/W F1 mice induced an effective and sustained expansion of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs in both the kidneys and spleen along with decreased renal infiltration of T cells, B cells, and innate immune cells...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904154/circadian-rhythm-of-blood-pressure-and-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Naro Ohashi, Shinsuke Isobe, Sayaka Ishigaki, Hideo Yasuda
Activation of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has a critical role in the pathophysiology of the circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP) and renal injury, independent of circulating RAS. Although it is clear that the circulating RAS has a circadian rhythm, reports of a circadian rhythm in tissue-specific RAS are limited. Clinical studies evaluating intrarenal RAS activity by urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) levels have indicated that urinary AGT levels were equally low during both the daytime and nighttime in individuals without chronic kidney disease (CKD) and that urinary AGT levels were higher during the daytime than at nighttime in patients with CKD...
December 1, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895155/investigations-of-glucocorticoid-action-in-gn
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Christoph Kuppe, Claudia van Roeyen, Katja Leuchtle, Nazanin Kabgani, Michael Vogt, Marc Van Zandvoort, Bart Smeets, Jürgen Floege, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Marcus J Moeller
For several decades, glucocorticoids have been used empirically to treat rapid progressive GN. It is commonly assumed that glucocorticoids act primarily by dampening the immune response, but the mechanisms remain incompletely understood. In this study, we inactivated the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) specifically in kidney epithelial cells using Pax8-Cre/GR(fl/fl) mice. Pax8-Cre/GR(fl/fl) mice did not exhibit an overt spontaneous phenotype. In mice treated with nephrotoxic serum to induce crescentic nephritis (rapidly progressive GN), this genetic inactivation of the GR in kidney epithelial cells exerted renal benefits, including inhibition of albuminuria and cellular crescent formation, similar to the renal benefits observed with high-dose prednisolone in control mice...
November 28, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872837/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-crescentic-allograft-glomerulonephritis-after-sofosbuvir-therapy
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Shilpa Gadde, Belinda Lee, Laura Kidd, Rubin Zhang
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are well known to be associated with several types of vasculitis, including pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis, a form of rapid progressive glomerular nephritis (RPGN). ANCA vasculitis has also been reported after administration of propylthiouracil, hydralazine, cocaine (adulterated with levimasole), allopurinol, penicillamine and few other drugs. All previously reported cases of drug-associated ANCA glomerulonephritis were in native kidneys. Sofosbuvir is a new and effective drug for hepatitis C virus infection...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871079/triptolide-attenuates-inflammatory-response-in-membranous-glomerulo-nephritis-rat-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Ying Zhou, Yan Hong, Haihua Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Triptolide (TPL), a main active ingredient of Tripterygium wilfordii has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effect. The role of TPL on glomerular diseases remains unclear. METHODS: This study aims to investigate the potential anti-inflammatory effect of TPL in rats with membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN). RESULTS: Our data showed that the pathological kidney damage was significantly alleviated by TPL treatment in MGN rats...
November 23, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855848/transfusion-of-cd206-m2-macrophages-ameliorates-antibody-mediated-glomerulonephritis-in-mice
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Qiuna Du, Naotake Tsuboi, Yiqin Shi, Sachiko Ito, Yutaka Sugiyama, Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Nobuhide Endo, Hangsoo Kim, Takayuki Katsuno, Shin'ichi Akiyama, Seiichi Matsuo, Ken-Ichi Isobe, Shoichi Maruyama
Macrophages are multifunctional immune cells that may either drive or modulate disease pathogenesis, depending on the activated phenotype. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of CD206(+) M2 macrophages against nephrotoxic serum nephritis in mice. We found that these immunosuppressive macrophages, derived from bone marrow and stimulated with IL-4/IL-13 [CD206(+) M2 bone marrow-derived macrophages (M2BMMs)], protected against renal injury, decreased proteinuria, and diminished the infiltration of CD68(+) macrophages, neutrophils, and T cells into glomerular tissue...
December 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843374/potential-serum-and-urine-biomarkers-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-and-the-unsolved-problems
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REVIEW
Song-Chou Hsieh, Chang-Youh Tsai, Chia-Li Yu
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent and serious complications in the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Autoimmune-mediated inflammation in both renal glomerular and tubulointerstitial tissues is the major pathological finding of LN. In clinical practice, the elevated anti-dsDNA antibody titer concomitant with reduced complement C3 and C4 levels has become the predictive and disease-activity surrogate biomarkers in LN. However, more and more evidences suggest that autoantibodies other than anti-dsDNA antibodies, such as anti-nucleosome, anti-C1q, anti-C3b, anti-cardiolipin, anti-endothelial cell, anti-ribonuclear proteins, and anti-glomerular matrix (anti-actinin) antibodies, may also involve in LN...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832664/acute-interstitial-nephritis-related-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Julie Belliere, Nicolas Meyer, Julien Mazieres, Sylvie Ollier, Serge Boulinguez, Audrey Delas, David Ribes, Stanislas Faguer
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (anti-PD1 or anti-CTLA-4) are increasingly used in various cancers. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI)-related renal disorders are poorly described (9 cases) and were only related to Ipilimumab. METHODS: Retrospective collection of clinical charts of all the patients admitted for renal disorders following ICI in the University Hospital of Toulouse (France). RESULTS: We report on adverse renal events that occurred in three patients treated with anti-PD1 (nivolumab or pembrolizumab) or anti-CTLA-4 (ipilimumab)...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821389/staphylococcus-infection-associated-gn-spectrum-of-iga-staining-and-prevalence-of-anca-in-a-single-center-cohort
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Anjali A Satoskar, Sarah Suleiman, Isabelle Ayoub, Jessica Hemminger, Samir Parikh, Sergey V Brodsky, Cherri Bott, Edward Calomeni, Gyongyi M Nadasdy, Brad Rovin, Lee Hebert, Tibor Nadasdy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus infection-associated GN (SAGN) is a well recognized disease entity, particularly because of the frequent IgA-dominant glomerular immunoglobulin staining on kidney biopsy. Biopsy features can resemble two other disease entities - primary IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis - posing a diagnostic pitfall. This is clinically relevant because of the crucial difference in the therapeutic approach. The diagnosis of SAGN is further complicated by the variability in the degree of glomerular IgA (and C3) staining, the extent of electron dense immune-type deposits, and positive ANCA serology in some patients...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807327/hyperuricemia-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-%C3%A2-renal-pathological-damage-and-poor-prognosis-in-%C3%A2-lupus-nephritis-patients
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Tingting Xie, Mengying Chen, Xiangling Tang, Hongling Yin, Xuan Wang, Guoli Li, Jiarong Li, Xiaoxia Zuo, Weiru Zhang
To explore the correlation between hyperuricemia and renal damage in patients with lupus nephritis (LN).
 Methods: The data for clinical features, laboratory and renal pathological examination were collected from 177 renal biopsy-proven LN patients with or without hyperuricemia and were retrospectively analyzed to determine the correlation between serum uric acid and renal damage.
 Results: LN patients with hyperuricemia group had higher rate of hypertension and higher level of blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine while lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and lower positive rate of anti-U1RNP antibody (P<0...
October 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798080/the-incidence-of-igg4-positive-plasma-cells-staining-tin-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-tubulointerstitial-nephritis
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Kathy Mac, Xiao Juan Wu, Jun Mai, Kenneth Howlin, Michael Suranyi, Jim Yong, Angela Makris
AIM: IgG4 disease is rare. However, IgG4 tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) is the most common renal manifestation. IgG4 disease is usually associated with elevated serum IgG4 levels and other organ involvement, low-density renal lesions on enhanced CT imaging and immune activation. The incidence of IgG4-TIN may be underestimated, as staining for IgG4 is not routine. This study sought to describe the prevalence of previously undiagnosed IgG4-TIN. Due to the complexity of the diagnosis, we only attempt to look at IgG4-positive plasma cell TIN as a potential indication for IgG4 renal disease...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795631/clinicopathological-correlates-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-in-sri-lanka
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M Selvarajah, P Weeratunga, S Sivayoganthan, N Rathnatunga, S Rajapakse
Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) is a major healthcare issue in Sri Lanka. This study included 125 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of CKDu undergoing renal biopsy at one hospital from 2008 to 2012. Associations between renal outcome parameters, epidemiological data, and histopathological findings were examined and regression models constructed based on univariate associations with outcome variables as serum creatinine >1.2 and stage of CKD >3. The mean patient age was 46.21 years (standard deviation = 11...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788504/repeated-renal-biopsy-a-predictive-tool-to-assess-the-probability-of-renal-flare-in-lupus-nephritis
#15
Gastón J Piñeiro, Pilar Arrizabalaga, Manel Solé, Rosa M Abellana, Gerard Espinosa, Ricard Cervera
BACKGROUND: How one responds to treatment of lupus nephritis (LN) is based on clinical features, but the activity in renal biopsy (RB) is uncertain. We have described the therapeutic decisions after performing a repeated RB on the assessment of response to intravenous cyclophosphamide (IC) and the possible prognostic role of this repeated RB. METHODS: Clinical, laboratory and histological features at the initial RB and repeated RB were analyzed in 35 patients. RESULTS: Data in the initial versus the repeated RB were serum creatinine 1...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788140/the-level-of-iga-antibodies-to-endothelial-cells-correlates-with-histological-evidence-of-disease-activity-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Ayako Kondo, Kazuo Takahashi, Tomohiro Mizuno, Akihiro Kato, Daisuke Hirano, Naoki Yamamoto, Hiroki Hayashi, Shigehisa Koide, Hiroshi Takahashi, Midori Hasegawa, Yoshiyuki Hiki, Shunji Yoshida, Keiji Miura, Yukio Yuzawa
Anti-endothelial cell antibodies (AECA) are frequently detected in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but their pathological role remains unclear. We recently developed a solubilized cell surface protein capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CSP-ELISA) to detect antibodies against membrane proteins involved in autoimmune reactions. In this study, sera from 51 patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN), 25 with SLE without renal involvement (non-LN SLE), 42 disease control (DC) subjects, and 80 healthy control (HC) subjects were tested for IgG- and IgA-AECA for human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and human glomerular EC (HGEC) by using CSP-ELISA...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752010/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-glomerular-disease-a-single-center-five-year-retrospective-study-from-northwest-india
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Pankaj Beniwal, Lalit Pursnani, Sanjeev Sharma, R K Garsa, Mohit Mathur, Prasad Dharmendra, Vinay Malhotra, Dhanajai Agarwal
Studies published from centers across India have reported different and contradicting patterns of glomerular disease. In this retrospective study, we report our experience from a Tertiary Care Center in Northwest India. A total of 702 renal biopsies performed between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed of which 80 were excluded from the study because of having insufficient records or if the biopsies were taken from an allograft. The study included 411 males (66.1 %) and 211 females (33.9%) with an age range of 12-70 years (mean 30...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717323/outcome-of-low-dose-cyclophosphamide-for-induction-phase-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-a-single-center-study
#18
Mahesh R Sigdel, Mukunda P Kafle, Dibya Singh Shah
BACKGROUND: The current standard for induction phase treatment of lupus nephritis is steroid combined with mycophenolate mofetil or pulse intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVC). The lowest dose of IVC recommended for induction therapy is that used in the Euro-Lupus Trial. It is not known whether same cumulative dose of IVC would be effective when given over six months. METHODS: We carried out a prospective, observational study on 41 patients of biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (class III, IV, V or mixed)...
October 7, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717191/clinicopathologic-and-histopathologic-renal-abnormalities-in-dogs-with-coccidioidomycosis
#19
L R Mehrkens, F C Mohr, J E Sykes
BACKGROUND: We observed evidence of protein-losing nephropathy in some dogs with coccidioidomycosis, suggestive of immune complex glomerulonephritis (ICGN). The goal of this study was to understand the prevalence of renal histopathologic lesions and proteinuria in dogs with coccidioidomycosis. HYPOTHESIS: Biochemical and histopathological evidence of glomerular lesions is present in dogs with coccidioidomycosis. ANIMALS: Hundred and fifty-six dogs with naturally occurring coccidioidomycosis...
September 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707584/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-pediatric-nephropathies
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Laura Penna Rocha, Samuel Cavalcante Xavier, Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Juliana Reis Machado, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in which epithelial cells may express mesenchymal cell markers with subsequent change in their functions, and it may be part of the etiopathogenesis of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunexpression of some EMT inducers and markers in frequent nephropathies in pediatric patients. METHODS: 59 patients aged 2-18 years old were selected and divided into 6 groups of frequent nephropathies in children and adolescents, as well as one control group...
December 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
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