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Renal biomarkers

Sridevi Gutta, Nadja Grobe, Meenasri Kumbaji, Hassan Osman, Mohammad Saklayen, Gengxin Li, Khalid M Elased
ACE2 and NEP are metalloproteases which are highly expressed in the renal proximal tubules. ACE2 and NEP generate renoprotective angiotensin (1-7) from angiotensin II (Ang II) and Ang I, respectively, and therefore could have a major role in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent data demonstrated increased urinary ACE2 in diabetic patients with CKD and kidney transplants. We tested the hypothesis that urinary ACE2, NEP and ADAM17 are increased and could be risk predictors of CKD in diabetic patients. Urinary and plasma ACE2, NEP, and ADAM17 were investigated in twenty healthy nondiabetics (ND), and forty diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria (Dnormo), microalbuminuria (Dmicro) and macroalbuminuria (Dmacro) using ELISA, Western blot, fluorogenic and novel mass spectrometric-based enzyme assays...
March 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Kate Duhig, Brooke Vandermolen, Andrew Shennan
Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality, responsible annually for over 60,000 maternal deaths around the globe. Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disease featuring hypertension, proteinuria, and renal, hepatic, and neurological involvement. Diagnosis is often elusive, as clinical presentation is highly variable. Even those with severe disease can remain asymptomatic. Angiogenic factors are emerging as having a role in the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia and in prognostication of established disease. In this article, we summarize new developments and focus on angiogenic biomarkers for prediction of disease onset...
2018: F1000Research
Lushun Yuan, Guang Zeng, Liang Chen, Gang Wang, Xiaolong Wang, Xinyue Cao, Mengxin Lu, Xuefeng Liu, Guofeng Qian, Yu Xiao, Xinghuan Wang
Human clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common solid lesion within kidney, and its prognostic is influenced by the progression covering a complex network of gene interactions. In our study, we screened differential expressed genes, and constructed protein-protein interaction (PPI) network and a weighted gene co-expression network to identify key genes and pathways associated with the progression of ccRCC (n = 56). Functional and pathway enrichment analysis demonstrated that upregulated differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were significantly enriched in response to wounding, positive regulation of immune system process, leukocyte activation, immune response and cell activation...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Stephen Boone, Dick Kuo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Early lowering of blood pressure is advised for patients with severe hypertension associated with signs of impending or progressive organ damage, whereas aggressive treatment is not recommended in patients with asymptomatic severe hypertension. As treatment goals for asymptomatic hypertension and true hypertensive emergency drastically differ, it is essential to identify patients with evidence of impending or progressive organ damage. Biomarkers may assist providers in identifying high-risk patients who would benefit from early blood pressure reduction...
March 19, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
Peijie Chen, Liwen Zhao, Xiang Pan, Lu Jin, Canbin Lin, Weijie Xu, Jinling Xu, Xin Guan, Xueling Wu, Yong Wang, Shangqi Yang, Tao Wang, Yongqing Lai
MicroRNAs (miRs) are involved in diverse physiological and developmental processes at the post-transcriptional level in cells. Previous studies have demonstrated that miR-136-5p is involved in certain types of cancer. However, the function of miR-136-5p in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains to be fully elucidated. In present study, miR-136-5p expression levels were determined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), and MTT assays, CCK-8 assays, Transwell assays, wound healing assays and flow cytometry were performed to investigate the function of miR-136-5p in RCC...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Peijie Chen, Jing Quan, Lu Jin, Canbin Lin, Weijie Xu, Jinling Xu, Xin Guan, Zebo Chen, Liangchao Ni, Shangqi Yang, Yun Chen, Yongqing Lai
MiR-216a-5p has been acknowledged as an oncogene and is known to be involved in the progression and metastasis of numerous cancer subtypes. However, the potential role of miR-216a-5p in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains to be elucidated. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect the expression levels of miR-216a-5p in RCC tissues. Cell counting kit-8, MTT, wound scratch, Transwell and flow cytometric assays were performed to establish the biological functions of miR-216a-5p in RCC...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Jun Zhang, Xiaohong Xiang, Shuangshuang Shu, Cuiling Zhang, Yuling Liang, Tingting Jiang, Wenying Zhang, Tingting Guo, Xiujie Liang, Xun Tang
It is well known that autophagy serves a crucial role in renal tubular epithelial cell (RTEC) injury in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The accumulation of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) also participates in the progression of CKD. However, the effects of AOPPs on autophagy remain unknown. To clarify the underlying mechanism of RTEC injury in CKD, the effect of AOPPs on HK-2 cells, an RTEC cell line, was investigated. The results of the present study revealed that AOPP exposure downregulated the expression of B-cell lymphoma-2-interacting myosin-like coiled-coil protein 1, reduced the conversion of microtubule-associated proteins 1 light chain 3B (LC3)-I to LC3-II and the formation of autophagosomes, and lead to an accumulation of p62...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Syazrah Salam, Orla Gallagher, Fatma Gossiel, Margaret Paggiosi, Arif Khwaja, Richard Eastell
Background Renal osteodystrophy is common in advanced CKD, but characterization of bone turnover status can only be achieved by histomorphometric analysis of bone biopsy specimens (gold standard test). We tested whether bone biomarkers and high-resolution peripheral computed tomography (HR-pQCT) parameters can predict bone turnover status determined by histomorphometry. Methods We obtained fasting blood samples from 69 patients with CKD stages 4-5, including patients on dialysis, and 68 controls for biomarker analysis (intact parathyroid hormone [iPTH], procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide [PINP], bone alkaline phosphatase [bALP], collagen type 1 crosslinked C-telopeptide [CTX], and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5b [TRAP5b]) and scanned the distal radius and tibia of participants by HR-pQCT...
March 19, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Ryan B Gil, Alberto Ortiz, Maria D Sanchez-Niño, Katerina Markoska, Eva Schepers, Raymond Vanholder, Griet Glorieux, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Silke S Heinzmann
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a recognized global health problem. While some CKD patients remain stable after initial diagnosis, others can rapidly progress towards end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This makes biomarkers capable of detecting progressive forms of CKD extremely valuable, especially in non-invasive biofluids such as urine. Screening for metabolite markers using non-targeted metabolomic techniques like nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is increasingly applied to CKD research...
March 14, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Yingying Qian, Xiangjiang Guo, Lin Che, Xuejing Guan, Bei Wu, Renhua Lu, Mingli Zhu, Huihua Pang, Yucheng Yan, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Klotho is a multifunctional protein expressed predominantly in kidney tubular epithelium. Here, we investigated the protective effects of Klotho on necroptosis in renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI) and the role of oxidative stress in this process. METHODS: Mice were subjected to bilateral renal pedicle clamping. Mouse renal tubular epithelial (TCMK-1) cells were exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) or H2O2. Kidney samples from acute kidney injury (AKI) patients and controls were examined by immunofluorescence...
March 10, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Mohammed Al Za'abi, Suhail Al Salam, Yousuf Al Suleimani, Priyadarsini Manoj, Abderrahim Nemmar, Badreldin H Ali
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The effect of treatment with gum acacia (GA), a prebiotic shown previously to ameliorate chronic kidney disease (CKD), in diabetic and non - diabetic rats with adenine - induced CKD has been investigated using several conventional and novel physiological, biochemical, and histopathological parameters. METHODS: Diabetes mellitus was induced in rats by a single injection of streptozotocin (STZ). Diabetic and non - diabetic rats were randomly divided into several groups, and given either normal food or food mixed with adenine (0...
March 13, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Hyun Lee, Minoru Fujimoto, Tomoharu Ohkawara, Hiromi Honda, Satoshi Serada, Yoshio Terada, Tetsuji Naka
Recent evidence suggests that renal tubular injury plays a key role in deterioration of renal function in both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI). Since commonly used biochemical indicators such as GFR, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine clearance are inappropriate for detecting alteration in renal tubules, biomarkers reflecting renal tubular injury have been extensively explored. Our research group identified leucine rich α-2 glycoprotein (LRG) as a novel serum biomarker for various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease...
March 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yulian Mytsyk, Victor Dosenko, Yuriy Borys, Askold Kucher, Katarina Gazdikova, Dietrich Busselberg, Martin Caprnda, Peter Kruzliak, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Manyuk Lubov
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no accurate diagnostic molecular biomarker for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The aim of this study was to assess the expression of microRNA-15a (miR-15a) in urine of patients with RCC and to evaluate its potential as a diagnostic molecular biomarker. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 67 patients with solid renal tumors were enrolled: clear-cell RCC (ccRCC, n = 22), papillary RCC (pRCC, n = 16), chromophobe RCC (chRCC, n = 14), oncocytoma (n = 8), papillary adenoma (n = 2) and angiomyolipoma (n = 5)...
March 16, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Sheung-Fat Ko, Hon-Kan Yip, Chen-Chang Lee, Chia-Chang Lee, Chia-Hao Su, Chung-Cheng Huang, Shu-Hang Ng, Yi-Ling Chen, Min-Chi Chen
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for monitoring adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) therapy of renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI). PROCEDURES: After baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 36 Sprague-Dawley rats with bilateral renal IRI were divided equally as groups 1, 2, and 3 (non-treated rats) and groups 4, 5, and 6 (ADMSC-treated rats, with 2 million ADMSCs injected via the tail vein at 6 h after IRI)...
March 16, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Qiong Wu, Huan Zhang, Jia-Rong Ding, Zhan-Ying Hong, Hao Wu, Zhen-Yu Zhu, Zhi-Yong Guo, Yi-Feng Chai
As one of the most troublesome complications in patients with chronic renal disease, the etiology of uremic pruritus remains unknown, and the current therapeutic approaches are limited and unsatisfactory. To identify potential biomarkers for improving diagnosis and treatment and obtain a better understanding of the pathogenesis of uremic pruritus, we compared serum metabolome profiles of severe uremic pruritus (HUP) patients with mild uremic pruritus (LUP) patients using ultraperformance liquid chromatography-quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-QTOF MS)...
2018: BioMed Research International
Zhijian Zhao, Mengping Zhang, Xiaolu Duan, Yiwen Chen, Ermao Li, Lianming Luo, Wenqi Wu, Zhenwei Peng, Hui-Juan Qiu, Guohua Zeng
Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) is important for the tumorigenesis and progression of several cancers. However, little is known about TRPM7 expression and its clinical significance in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The expression dynamics of TRPM7 was examined in a clinical cohort of RCC specimens by quantitative PCR (qPCR), immunoblotting and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. A series of in vitro and in vivo assays were performed to elucidate the function of TRPM7 in RCC and the underlying mechanisms...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Michael J Fay, Lauren A C Alt, Dominika Ryba, Ribhi Salamah, Ryan Peach, Alexander Papaeliou, Sabina Zawadzka, Andrew Weiss, Nil Patel, Asad Rahman, Zyaria Stubbs-Russell, Peter C Lamar, Joshua R Edwards, Walter C Prozialeck
Cadmium (Cd) is a nephrotoxic environmental pollutant that causes a generalized dysfunction of the proximal tubule characterized by polyuria and proteinuria. Even though the effects of Cd on the kidney have been well-characterized, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects have not been fully elucidated. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate cellular and physiologic function by modulating gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. The goal of the present study was to determine if Cd affects renal cortex miRNA expression in a well-established animal model of Cd-induced kidney injury...
March 15, 2018: Toxics
Sebastian J Klein, Anna K Brandtner, Georg F Lehner, Hanno Ulmer, Sean M Bagshaw, Christian J Wiedermann, Michael Joannidis
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) frequently occurs in critically ill patients and often precipitates use of renal replacement therapy (RRT). However, the ideal circumstances for whether and when to start RRT remain unclear. We performed evidence synthesis of the available literature to evaluate the value of biomarkers to predict receipt of RRT for AKI. METHODS: We conducted a PRISMA-guided systematic review and meta-analysis including all trials evaluating biomarker performance for prediction of RRT in AKI...
March 14, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Yanting Yu, Feng Bai, Nan Qin, Wenjin Liu, Qi Sun, Yang Zhou, Junwei Yang
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is a common outcome of nearly all kinds of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and eventually progresses to end-stage renal disease. The identification of an optimal biomarker of renal fibrosis to replace the invasive renal biopsy will have important clinical implications. METHODS: We isolated urinary exosomes from 50 participants and examined the exosomal protein content and particle number in 38 CKD patients with different degrees of renal fibrosis and in 12 normal individuals...
March 14, 2018: Nephron
Yousef Zakharia, Arup Bhattacharya, Youcef M Rustum
Selenium (Se)-containing molecules exert antioxidant properties and modulate targets associated with tumor growth, metastasis, angiogenesis, and drug resistance. Prevention clinical trials with low-dose supplementation of different types of Se molecules have yielded conflicting results. Utilizing several xenograft models, we earlier reported that the enhanced antitumor activity of various chemotherapeutic agents by selenomethione and Se-methylselenocysteine in several human tumor xenografts is highly dose- and schedule-dependent...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
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