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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244787/loss-of-podocalyxin-causes-a-novel-syndromic-type-of-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome
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Hee Gyung Kang, Moses Lee, Kyoung Boon Lee, Michael Hughes, Bo Sang Kwon, Sangmoon Lee, Kelly M McNagny, Yo Han Ahn, Jung Min Ko, Il-Soo Ha, Murim Choi, Hae Il Cheong
Many cellular structures directly imply specific biological functions. For example, normal slit diaphragm structures that extend from podocyte foot processes ensure the filtering function of renal glomeruli. These slits are covered by a number of surface proteins, such as nephrin, podocin, podocalyxin and CD2AP. Here we report a human patient presenting with congenital nephrotic syndrome, omphalocele and microcoria due to two loss-of-function mutations in PODXL, which encodes podocalyxin, inherited from each parent...
December 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241625/vinculin-is-required-to-maintain-glomerular-barrier-integrity
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Franziska Lausecker, Xuefei Tian, Kazunori Inoue, Zhen Wang, Christopher E Pedigo, Hossam Hassan, Chang Liu, Margaret Zimmer, Stephanie Jinno, Abby L Huckle, Hellyeh Hamidi, Robert S Ross, Roy Zent, Christoph Ballestrem, Rachel Lennon, Shuta Ishibe
Cell-matrix interactions and podocyte intercellular junctions are key for maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier. Vinculin, a cytoplasmic protein, couples actin filaments to integrin-mediated cell-matrix adhesions and to cadherin-based intercellular junctions. Here, we examined the role of vinculin in podocytes by the generation of a podocyte-specific knockout mouse. Mice lacking podocyte vinculin had increased albuminuria and foot process effacement following injury in vivo. Analysis of primary podocytes isolated from the mutant mice revealed defects in cell protrusions, altered focal adhesion size and signaling, as well as impaired cell migration...
December 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230705/crosstalk-between-tlr4-and-notch1-signaling-in-the-iga-nephropathy-during-inflammatory-response
#3
Xuxiang Sheng, Xiaoyan Zuo, Xihui Liu, Yang Zhou, Xia Sun
PURPOSE: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is an immune complex-mediated disease involved in the kidney disease. Recent studies have revealed that Notch signaling-related genes are aberrantly expressed in various cell types and maybe associate with inflammation-induced carcinogenesis. The aim of our study was to investigate the function of Notch1 in the inflammatory response of IgAN. METHODS: The expression of Notch1, Jagged1 and NICD1 in 52 IgAN renal tissues and 20 control renal tissues was first determined using quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot...
December 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227285/shifts-in-podocyte-histone-h3k27me3-regulate-mouse-and-human-glomerular-disease
#4
Syamantak Majumder, Karina Thieme, Sri N Batchu, Tamadher A Alghamdi, Bridgit B Bowskill, M Golam Kabir, Youan Liu, Suzanne L Advani, Kathryn E White, Laurette Geldenhuys, Karthik K Tennankore, Penelope Poyah, Ferhan S Siddiqi, Andrew Advani
Histone protein modifications control fate determination during normal development and dedifferentiation during disease. Here, we set out to determine the extent to which dynamic changes to histones affect the differentiated phenotype of ordinarily quiescent adult glomerular podocytes. To do this, we examined the consequences of shifting the balance of the repressive histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) mark in podocytes. Adriamycin nephrotoxicity and subtotal nephrectomy (SNx) studies indicated that deletion of the histone methylating enzyme EZH2 from podocytes decreased H3K27me3 levels and sensitized mice to glomerular disease...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218112/triptolide-protects-podocytes-from-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-injury-by-preventing-mir-30-downregulation
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Qianqian Yang, Mengjie Sun, Ying Chen, Yuqiu Lu, Yuting Ye, Hui Song, Xiaodong Xu, Shaolin Shi, Jinquan Wang
Triptolide is known to have a strong anti-proteinuric effect through direct protection of podocytes from injury and is used to treat glomerular diseases. However, the mechanism underlying its protective effect on podocytes remains elusive. MiR-30 family has recently been shown to be essential for structural and functional homeostasis of podocytes but is downregulated by injurious factors, leading to podocyte injury. In the present study, we explore whether Triptolide protects podocytes through preventing miR-30 downregulation...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217578/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-trpc5-ion-channels-suppresses-progressive-kidney-disease-in-animal-models
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Yiming Zhou, Philip Castonguay, Eriene-Heidi Sidhom, Abbe R Clark, Moran Dvela-Levitt, Sookyung Kim, Jonas Sieber, Nicolas Wieder, Ji Yong Jung, Svetlana Andreeva, Jana Reichardt, Frank Dubois, Sigrid C Hoffmann, John M Basgen, Mónica S Montesinos, Astrid Weins, Ashley C Johnson, Eric S Lander, Michael R Garrett, Corey R Hopkins, Anna Greka
Progressive kidney diseases are often associated with scarring of the kidney's filtration unit, a condition called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). This scarring is due to loss of podocytes, cells critical for glomerular filtration, and leads to proteinuria and kidney failure. Inherited forms of FSGS are caused by Rac1-activating mutations, and Rac1 induces TRPC5 ion channel activity and cytoskeletal remodeling in podocytes. Whether TRPC5 activity mediates FSGS onset and progression is unknown. We identified a small molecule, AC1903, that specifically blocks TRPC5 channel activity in glomeruli of proteinuric rats...
December 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214442/shiga-toxin-triggers-endothelial-and-podocyte-injury-the-role-of-complement-activation
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REVIEW
Carlamaria Zoja, Simona Buelli, Marina Morigi
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is the offending agent in post-diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney failure, with thrombi occluding the renal microvasculature. Endothelial dysfunction has been recognized as the trigger event in the development of microangiopathic processes. Glomerular endothelial cells are susceptible to the toxic effects of Stxs that, via nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activation, induce the expression of genes encoding for adhesion molecules and chemokines, culminating in leukocyte adhesion and platelet thrombus formation on the activated endothelium...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214160/mir-217-is-a-useful-diagnostic-biomarker-and-regulates-human-podocyte-cells-apoptosis-via-targeting-tnfsf11-in-membranous-nephropathy
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Jing Li, Bin Liu, Hen Xue, Qiao Qiao Zhou, Ling Peng
Background: MicroRNAs have recently been verified as useful diagnostic biomarkers in various diseases. In this study, we investigated whether miR-217 is a useful diagnostic biomarker and the possible pathological mechanism of miR-217 in this disease. Methods: Patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), membranous nephropathy (MN), and diabetic nephropathy (DN) and control patients were enrolled in this study. The miR-217 inhibitor and mimics were transfected into human podocyte cells to investigate the pathological mechanism of miR-217 in this disease...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212948/elevated-urinary-creld2-is-associated-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-kidney-disease
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Yeawon Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Scott R Manson, Carlos Af Molina, Kendrah Kidd, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Rebecca J Perry, Helen Liapis, Stanislav Kmoch, Chirag R Parikh, Anthony J Bleyer, Ying Maggie Chen
ER stress has emerged as a signaling platform underlying the pathogenesis of various kidney diseases. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop ER stress biomarkers in the incipient stages of ER stress-mediated kidney disease, when a kidney biopsy is not yet clinically indicated, for early therapeutic intervention. Cysteine-rich with EGF-like domains 2 (CRELD2) is a newly identified protein that is induced and secreted under ER stress. For the first time to our knowledge, we demonstrate that CRELD2 can serve as a sensitive urinary biomarker for detecting ER stress in podocytes or renal tubular cells in murine models of podocyte ER stress-induced nephrotic syndrome and tunicamycin- or ischemia-reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), respectively...
December 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208058/low-protein-diet-supplemented-with-ketoacids-delays-the-progression-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-in-the-kkay-mice-model
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Dongmei Liu, Ming Wu, Lin Li, Xiang Gao, Bo Yang, Shuqin Mei, Lili Fu, Changlin Mei
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of chronic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the effect of the low-protein diets (LPD) supplemented with ketoacids (LPD+KA) in KKAy mice, an early type 2 DN model. KKAy mice were treated with normal protein diet (NPD), LPD or LPD+KA from 12 to 24 weeks of age. A period of 12-week treatment with LPD significantly reduced albuminuria as compared with that observed after NPD treatment. Treatment with LPD+KA further reduced albuminuria as compared with that observed with LPD treatment alone...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191133/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-related-miniature-schnauzer-dogs
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Wilson Yau, Lisa Mausbach, Meryl P Littman, Rachel E Cianciolo, Cathy A Brown
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) recently has been recognized as a common cause of proteinuria in dogs in general, and in Miniature Schnauzer dogs in particular. This study describes the morphologic features present in the kidneys of 8 related proteinuric Miniature Schnauzer dogs. The FSGS, characterized by solidification of portions of the capillary tuft, affected 32% to 49% of examined glomeruli in these dogs. Synechiae, often accompanied by hyalinosis, were present in 13% to 54% of glomeruli and were more prevalent in older dogs...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190634/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-associated-with-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-and-mitochondrial-dna-a3243g-mutation
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Kaori Narumi, Eikan Mishima, Yukako Akiyama, Tetsuro Matsuhashi, Takashi Nakamichi, Kiyomi Kisu, Shuhei Nishiyama, Hajime Ikenouchi, Akio Kikuchi, Rumiko Izumi, Mariko Miyazaki, Takaaki Abe, Hiroshi Sato, Sadayoshi Ito
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is caused by various etiologies, with mitochondrial dysfunction being one of the causes. FSGS is known to be associated with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS), which is a subclass of mitochondrial disease. However, it has rarely been reported in other mitochondrial disease subclasses. Here, we reported a 20-year-old man diagnosed with FSGS associated with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) due to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) 3243A>G mutation...
November 30, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186855/translational-aspects-of-sphingolipid-metabolism-in-renal-disorders
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REVIEW
Alaa Abou Daher, Tatiana El Jalkh, Assaad A Eid, Alessia Fornoni, Brian Marples, Youssef H Zeidan
Sphingolipids, long thought to be passive components of biological membranes with merely a structural role, have proved throughout the past decade to be major players in the pathogenesis of many human diseases. The study and characterization of several genetic disorders like Fabry's and Tay Sachs, where sphingolipid metabolism is disrupted, leading to a systemic array of clinical symptoms, have indeed helped elucidate and appreciate the importance of sphingolipids and their metabolites as active signaling molecules...
November 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184126/genetic-and-pharmacological-inhibition-of-microrna-92a-maintains-podocyte-cell-cycle-quiescence-and-limits-crescentic-glomerulonephritis
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Carole Henique, Guillaume Bollée, Xavier Loyer, Florian Grahammer, Neeraj Dhaun, Marine Camus, Julien Vernerey, Léa Guyonnet, François Gaillard, Hélène Lazareth, Charlotte Meyer, Imane Bensaada, Luc Legrès, Takashi Satoh, Shizuo Akira, Patrick Bruneval, Stefanie Dimmeler, Alain Tedgui, Alexandre Karras, Eric Thervet, Dominique Nochy, Tobias B Huber, Laurent Mesnard, Olivia Lenoir, Pierre-Louis Tharaux
Crescentic rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) represents the most aggressive form of acquired glomerular disease. While most therapeutic approaches involve potentially toxic immunosuppressive strategies, the pathophysiology remains incompletely understood. Podocytes are glomerular epithelial cells that are normally growth-arrested because of the expression of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors. An exception is in RPGN where podocytes undergo a deregulation of their differentiated phenotype and proliferate...
November 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181713/genetic-testing-in-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-why-who-when-and-how
#15
REVIEW
Rebecca Preston, Helen M Stuart, Rachel Lennon
Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) is a common cause of chronic kidney disease in childhood and has a significant risk of rapid progression to end-stage renal disease. The identification of over 50 monogenic causes of SRNS has revealed dysfunction in podocyte-associated proteins in the pathogenesis of proteinuria, highlighting their essential role in glomerular function. Recent technological advances in high-throughput sequencing have enabled indication-driven genetic panel testing for patients with SRNS...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179476/hyperoside-alleviates-adriamycin-induced-podocyte-injury-via-inhibiting-mitochondrial-fission
#16
Zhuyun Chen, Xiaofei An, Xi Liu, Jia Qi, Dafa Ding, Min Zhao, Suyan Duan, Zhimin Huang, Chengning Zhang, Lin Wu, Bo Zhang, Aihua Zhang, Yanggang Yuan, Changying Xing
Podocyte injury underlies many forms of glomerular diseases. Our previous study showed that hyperoside, a naturally occurring flavonoid, could decrease albuminuria at the early stage of diabetic nephropathy by ameliorating renal damage and podocyte injury. However, its protective mechanism against podocyte injury is unknown. A previous study demonstrated that hyperoside might inhibit amyloid β-protein-induced neurotoxicity by suppressing mitochondrial dysfunction. Both mitochondrial dysfunction and its upstream determinant mitochondrial fission were closely related to podocyte injury...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179438/valproate-hampers-podocyte-acquisition-of-immune-phenotypes-via-intercepting-the-gsk3%C3%AE-facilitated-nfkb-activation
#17
Pei Wang, Sijie Zhou, Yan Ge, Minglei Lu, Zhangsuo Liu, Rujun Gong
Glomerular podocytes are able to transdifferentiate under disease conditions, acquire de novo immune phenotypes and behave as immunocompetent cells, like phagocytes or antigen-presenting cells. Upon stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a prototypical pathogen-associated molecular pattern, podocytes demonstrated de novo expression of a variety of NFkB-dependent immune molecules that are pivotal for immune response, including major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II, costimulatory molecule CD80, lysosomal protease cathepsin L as well as CC chemokine ligand 2 and 5, ultimately resulting in podocyte dysfunction, characterized by cellular shrinkage, a spindle-like or asterlike cell shape and impairment of actin cytoskeleton integrity...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167507/characterization-of-the-early-molecular-changes-in-the-glomeruli-of-cd151-mice-highlights-induction-of-mindin-and-mmp-10
#18
Crystal Naudin, Brian Smith, Danielle R Bond, Matthew D Dun, Rodney J Scott, Leonie K Ashman, Judith Weidenhofer, Séverine Roselli
In humans and FVB/N mice, loss of functional tetraspanin CD151 is associated with glomerular disease characterised by early onset proteinuria and ultrastructural thickening and splitting of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms associated with disease development, we characterised the glomerular gene expression profile at an early stage of disease progression in FVB/N Cd151 -/- mice compared to Cd151 +/+ controls. This study identified 72 up-regulated and 183 down-regulated genes in FVB/N Cd151 -/- compared to Cd151 +/+ glomeruli (p < 0...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167172/podocytes-exhibit-a-specialized-protein-quality-control-employing-derlin-2-in-kidney-disease
#19
Guohui Ren, Nicholas J Tardi, Fumihiko Matsuda, Kwi Hye Koh, Phillip Ruiz, Changli Wei, Mehmet Mete Altintas, Hidde Ploegh, Jochen Reiser
Podocytes are terminally differentiated cells of the kidney filtration barrier with a limited proliferative capacity, and are the primary glomerular target for various sources of cellular stress. Accordingly, it is particularly important for podocytes to cope with stress efficiently to circumvent cell death and avoid compromising renal function. Improperly folded proteins within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are associated with increased cellular injury and cell death. To relieve ER stress, protein quality control mechanisms like ER-associated degradation (ERAD) are initiated...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162704/tropomyosin-related-kinase-c-trkc-enhances-podocyte-migration-by-erk-mediated-wave2-activation
#20
Sascha Gromnitza, Carolin Lepa, Thomas Weide, Albrecht Schwab, Hermann Pavenstädt, Britta George
Podocyte malfunction is central to glomerular diseases and is marked by defective podocyte intercellular junctions and actin cytoskeletal dynamics. Podocytes share many morphologic features with neurons, so that similar sets of proteins appear to regulate cell process formation. One such protein is the tropomyosin-related kinase C (TrkC). TrkC deficiency in mice leads to proteinuria as a surrogate of defective kidney filter function. Activation of endogenous TrkC by its ligand neurotrophin-3 resulted in increased podocyte migration-a surrogate of podocyte actin dynamics in vivo Employing a mutagenesis approach, we found that the Src homologous and collagen-like (Shc) binding site Tyr(516) within the TrkC cytoplasmic domain was necessary for TrkC-induced migration of podocytes...
November 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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