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Membranous glomerulonephritis

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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...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219886/dependence-of-glomerulonephritis-induction-on-novel-intraglomerular-alternatively-activated-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-and-mac-1-and-pd-l1-in-lupus-prone-nzm2328-mice
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Sun-Sang J Sung, Yan Ge, Chao Dai, Hongyang Wang, Shu Man Fu, Rahul Sharma, Young S Hahn, Jing Yu, Thu H Le, Mark D Okusa, Warren K Bolton, Jessica R Lawler
Glomerular damage mediated by glomerulus-infiltrating myeloid-derived cells is a key pathogenic event in lupus nephritis (LN), but the process is poorly understood. Confocal microscopy of kidney sections and flow cytometry analysis of glomerular cells from magnetic bead-purified glomeruli have identified glomerulus-infiltrating leukocyte populations in NZM2328 (NZM) lupus-prone mice with spontaneous chronic glomerulonephritis (GN) and anti-glomerular basement membrane-induced nephritis. The occurrence of a major glomerulus-infiltrating CD11b(+)F4/80(-)I-A(-) macrophage population exhibiting the markers programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), Mac-2, and macrophage mannose receptor (CD206) and producing Klf4, Il10, Retnla, Tnf, and Il6 mRNA, which are known to be expressed by alternatively activated (M2b) macrophages, correlated with proteinuria status...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214836/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-reduces-podocyte-adhesion-via-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-1-integrin
#3
Ping He, Dajun Liu, Beiru Zhang, Guangyu Zhou, Xuesong Su, Yanqiu Wang, Detian Li, Xu Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) is characterized by a reduced number of podocytes due to apoptosis and shedding from the basement membrane. However, the pathological mechanism of HBV-GN is unclear. We previously showed that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) promotes apoptosis in tubular epithelial cells. In this study, we transfected podocytes with HBx and examined the effects on adhesion and apoptosis of these cells. METHODS: Podocytes were transfected with pc-DNA3...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207635/kidney-transplantation-rates-across-glomerulonephritis-subtypes-in-the-united-states
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Sai Liu, Maria E Montez-Rath, Richard A Lafayette, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
BACKGROUND: Whether kidney transplantation rates differ by glomerulonephritis (GN) subtype remains largely unknown. METHODS: Using the US Renal Data System, we identified all adult patients with ESRD attributed to 1 of 6 GN subtypes who initiated dialysis in the US (1996-2013). Patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) served as "external" non-GN comparators. Using Cox proportional hazards regression, with death considered a competing risk, we estimated hazard ratios [HRs (95% confidence intervals)] for first kidney transplantation, controlling for year, demographics, comorbidities, socioeconomic factors, and Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191821/crucial-role-of-mesangial-cell-derived-connective-tissue-growth-factor-in-a-mouse-model-of-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-glomerulonephritis
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Naohiro Toda, Kiyoshi Mori, Masato Kasahara, Akira Ishii, Kenichi Koga, Shoko Ohno, Keita P Mori, Yukiko Kato, Keisuke Osaki, Takashige Kuwabara, Katsutoshi Kojima, Daisuke Taura, Masakatsu Sone, Taiji Matsusaka, Kazuwa Nakao, Masashi Mukoyama, Motoko Yanagita, Hideki Yokoi
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) coordinates the signaling of growth factors and promotes fibrosis. Neonatal death of systemic CTGF knockout (KO) mice has hampered analysis of CTGF in adult renal diseases. We established 3 types of CTGF conditional KO (cKO) mice to investigate a role and source of CTGF in anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis. Tamoxifen-inducible systemic CTGF (Rosa-CTGF) cKO mice exhibited reduced proteinuria with ameliorated crescent formation and mesangial expansion in anti-GBM nephritis after induction...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176476/recurrent-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-post-kidney-transplant-due-to-a-cd46-mutation-in-the-setting-of-smarcal1-mediated-inherited-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Samuel Chan, Andrew J Mallett, Chirag Patel, Ross S Francis, David W Johnson, David W Mudge, Nicole M Isbel
Disorders in the regulation of the alternate complement pathway often result in complement-mediated damage to the microvascular endothelium and can be associated with both glomerulonephritis and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Inherited defects in complement regulatory genes or autoantibodies against complement regulatory proteins are predictive of the severity of the disease and the risk of recurrence post kidney transplantation. Heterozygous mutations in CD46, which codes for a transmembrane cofactor glycoprotein membrane cofactor protein, usually have a lower incidence of end-stage kidney disease and decreased risk of recurrent disease post transplant, as wild-type membrane cofactor protein is present in the transplanted kidney...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149647/hepatitis-c-and-kidney-disease-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rashad S Barsoum, Emad A William, Soha S Khalil
Hepatitis-C (HCV) infection can induce kidney injury, mostly due to formation of immune-complexes and cryoglobulins, and possibly to a direct cytopathic effect. It may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) as a part of systemic vasculitis, and augments the risk of AKI due to other etiologies. It is responsible for mesangiocapillary or membranous glomerulonephritis, and accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease due to other causes. HCV infection increases cardiovascular and liver-related mortality in patients on regular dialysis...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132051/anca-associated-vasculitis-secondary-to-levamisole-adultered-cocaine-with-associated-membranous-nephropathy-a-case-series
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David Collister, Christie Sathianathan, Krista Ryz, Martin Karpinski, Keevin Bernstein, Ian W Gibson
BACKGROUND: Cocaine is a risk factor for acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease with progression to end-stage renal disease. Levamisole is an adulterant that is added to cocaine to enhance its euphoric effects. Levamisole-adulterated cocaine (LAC) is associated with the distinct clinical syndromes of agranulocytosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL), and ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) with pauci-immune necrotizing glomerulonephritis...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111009/glomerular-common-gamma-chain-confers-b-and-t-cell-independent-protection-against-glomerulonephritis
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Yosu Luque, Dominique Cathelin, Sophie Vandermeersch, Xiaoli Xu, Julie Sohier, Sandrine Placier, Yi-Chun Xu-Dubois, Kevin Louis, Alexandre Hertig, Jean-Christophe Bories, Florence Vasseur, Fabien Campagne, James P Di Santo, Christian Vosshenrich, Eric Rondeau, Laurent Mesnard
Crescentic glomerulonephritis is a life-threatening renal disease that has been extensively studied by the experimental anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM-GN) model. Although T cells have a significant role in this model, athymic/nude mice and rats still develop severe renal disease. Here we further explored the contribution of intrinsic renal cells in the development of T-cell-independent GN lesions. Anti-GBM-GN was induced in three strains of immune-deficient mice (Rag2(-/-), Rag2(-/-)Il2rg(-/-), and Rag2(-/-)Il2rb(-/-)) that are devoid of either T/B cells or T/B/NK cells...
January 19, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098102/evaluation-of-renal-lesions-and-clinicopathologic-correlation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Periyasamy Muthukumar, Jeyachandran Dhanapriya, Natarajan Gopalakrishnan, Thanigachalam Dineshkumar, Ramanathan Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan
The most common causes of renal disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are glomerulonephritis (GN), amyloidosis, tubulo-interstitial nephritis, and drug toxicity. Our aim was to evaluate the clinicopathologic correlation of renal lesions and to assess the course and prognosis of renal disease in patients with RA. We conducted a prospective observational study in all adult patients with RA between July 2010 and June 2015. The total number of patients studied was 90, with a female:male ratio of 2.3:1. Mean follow-up duration was 30 ± 6...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056860/evaluating-tacrolimus-treatment-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-cohort-of-408-patients
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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/28028414/goodpasture-syndrome-diagnosed-one-year-and-a-half-after-the-appearance-of-the-first-symptoms-case-report
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Jagoda Stojkovikj, Sead Zejnel, Biljana Gerasimovska, Vesna Gerasimovska, Dragana Stojkovic, Martin Trajkovski, Irina Angelovska, Angela Debreslioska, Smilko Jovanovski
BACKGROUND: Goodpasture syndrome was originally described as an association of alveolar haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis. It occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. AIM: We are presenting a patient with a clinical picture of pulmonary haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis, which is diagnosed by renal biopsy. CASE PRESENTATION: His illness began a year and a half before being diagnosed. In that period he had occasional exacerbations...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998729/in%C3%A2-vivo-imaging-of-inflamed-glomeruli-reveals-dynamics-of-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-glomerular-capillaries
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Clare L V Westhorpe, James E Bayard, Kim M O'Sullivan, Pam Hall, Qiang Cheng, A Richard Kitching, Michael J Hickey
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been documented in glomeruli of patients with glomerulonephritis. However, the dynamics of NET formation in the glomerulus and their functional contribution to acute glomerular injury are poorly understood. Herein, we used in vivo multiphoton microscopy to investigate NET formation in the acutely inflamed glomerulus. Glomerular inflammation was induced using an antibody against the glomerular basement membrane. After induction of inflammation, multiphoton microscopy revealed that approximately 20% of glomeruli contained structures composed of extracellular DNA within the capillaries...
February 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994855/treatment-with-rituximab-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#14
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/27988512/urine-epidermal-growth-factor-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-or-their-ratio-as-biomarkers-for-interstitial-fibrosis-and-tubular-atrophy-in-primary-glomerulonephritis
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Supanat Worawichawong, Suchin Worawichawong, Piyanuch Radinahamed, Dittapol Muntham, Nuankanya Sathirapongsasuti, Arkom Nongnuch, Montira Assanatham, Chagriya Kitiyakara
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The degree of tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis (IFTA) is an important prognostic factor in glomerulonephritis. Imbalance between pro-inflammatory cytokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein- 1 (MCP-1) and protective cytokines such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) likely determine IFTA severity. In separate studies, elevated MCP-1 and decreased EGF have been shown to be associated with IFTA severity. In this study, we aim to evaluate the predictive value of urinary EGF/MCP-1 ratio compared to each biomarker individually for moderate to severe IFTA in primary glomerulonephritis (GN)...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981771/goodpasture-disease-as-a-consequence-of-melioidosis
#16
D Mackintosh, M Mantha, K Oliver
We describe a case of anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody-mediated disease in association with concomitant Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) bacteraemia. The temporal profile of the illness and initial absence of circulating anti-GBM antibodies, in light of the subsequent definitive histological diagnosis of anti-GBM disease, makes this case interesting and unusual. Additionally, there have been no prior case reports suggesting melioidosis as a cause of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis.
December 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941331/interleukin-17ra-promotes-humoral-responses-and-glomerular-injury-in-experimental-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis
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Joanna R Ghali, Kim M O'Sullivan, Peter J Eggenhuizen, Stephen R Holdsworth, A Richard Kitching
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Interleukin (IL)-17A and IL-17F are proinflammatory cytokines, which signal through a receptor complex consisting of IL-17RA and IL-17RC subunits. We sought to define the role of IL-17RA expression by leukocytes and stromal cells in nephritogenic immunity and injury in experimental glomerulonephritis. METHODS: Glomerulonephritis was induced in wild-type and IL-17RA-deficient (IL-17RA-/-) mice by sheep anti-mouse glomerular basement membrane globulin...
December 10, 2016: Nephron
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/27904866/sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-related-membranous-glomerulonephritis-progressing-to-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
#19
Junko Yabuuchi, Tatsuya Suwabe, Toshiharu Ueno, Junichi Hoshino, Akinari Sekine, Noriko Hayami, Masahiko Oguro, Kyohei Kunisawa, Masahiro Kawada, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Keiichi Sumida, Hiroki Mizuno, Eiko Hasegawa, Naoki Sawa, Kenmei Takaichi, Kenichi Ohashi, Takeshi Fujii, Yoshifumi Ubara
We report a case of glomerulopathy in a 36-year-old Japanese woman with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). The first renal biopsy suggested membranous glomerulonephritis. However, repeat biopsy was performed after 16 years because of increased proteinuria, revealing membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with mesangial deposits, subendothelial deposits, and subepithelial deposits. Immunofluorescent studies showed predominant deposition of IgG2 and IgG4. This patient was positive for antinuclear antibody and anti-SS-A antibody...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891383/ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-with-infective-endocarditis-complicated-with-post-infectious-acute-glomerulonephritis-a-rare-case-presentation
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Aditya Singh Kutiyal, Mradul Kumar Daga
Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva (RSOV) is a rarely seen disease condition. RSOV can have varied presentations from being asymptomatic with just a cardiac murmur to profound hypotension. There has been simultaneous occurrence of RSOV with Infective Endocarditis (IE) in literature. Glomerulonephritis has also been reported in approximately 20% patients with IE. Large amount of proteinuria or decline in kidney functions is rarely encountered and mostly this finding has been incidental on routine evaluation. The co-existence of all the three conditions in a single patient is rare...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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