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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213468/microencapsulation-of-lefty-secreting-engineered-cells-for-pulmonary-fibrosis-therapy-in-mice
#1
Hongge Ma, Shupei Qiao, Zeli Wang, Shuai Geng, Yufang Zhao, Xiaolu Hou, Weiming Tian, Xiongbiao Chen, Lifen Yao
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease that causes unremitting deposition of extracellular matrix proteins, thus resulting in distortion of the pulmonary architecture and impaired gas exchange. Associated with high morbidity and mortality, IPF is generally refractory to current pharmacological therapies. Lefty A, a potent inhibitor of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling, has been shown to have promising antifibrotic ability in vitro for the treatment of renal fibrosis and other potential organ fibroses...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213045/identification-of-the-causes-for-chronic-hypokalemia-importance-of-urinary-sodium-and-chloride-excretion
#2
Kun-Lin Wu, Chih-Jen Cheng, Chih-Chen Sung, Ming-Hua Tseng, Yu-Juei Hsu, Sung-Sen Yang, Tom Chau, Shih-Hua Lin
BACKGROUND: Uncovering the correct diagnosis of chronic hypokalemia with potassium (K(+)) wasting from the kidneys or gut can be fraught with challenges. We identified clinical and laboratory parameters helpful for differentiating the causes of chronic hypokalemia. METHODS: Normotensive patients referred to our tertiary academic medical center for the evaluation of chronic hypokalemia were prospectively enrolled over five years. Clinical features, laboratory examinations-including blood and spot urine electrolytes, acid-base status, biochemistries and hormones-as well as genetic analysis were determined...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212922/organ-specific-biomarkers-in-lupus
#3
REVIEW
Haijing Wu, Jinrong Zeng, Ming Zhao, Qianjin Lu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex and highly heterogeneous disease, which affects multiple organs, including joints, skin, kidneys, heart, hematopoietic system, and nerve system. While the etiopathogenesis of SLE still remains unclear, genetic susceptibilities and aberrant epigenetic modifications are believed to be involved. For precision therapy, it is necessary to assess accurately and objectively organ involvements and disease activity, which is difficult by current clinical laboratory tests...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212566/genetic-characterization-of-polish-ccrcc-patients-somatic-mutation-analysis-of-pbrm1-bap1-and-kdmc5-genomic-snp-array-analysis-in-tumor-biopsy-and-preliminary-results-of-chromosome-aberrations-analysis-in-plasma-cell-free-dna
#4
Katarzyna Kluzek, Malgorzata I Srebniak, Weronika Majer, Agnieszka Ida, Tomasz Milecki, Kinga Huminska, Robert M van der Helm, Adrian Silesian, Tomasz M Wrzesinski, Jacek Wojciechowicz, Berna H Beverloo, Zbigniew Kwias, Hans A R Bluyssen, Joanna Wesoly
BACKGROUND: Mutation analysis and cytogenetic testing in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is not yet implemented in a routine diagnostics of ccRCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We characterized the chromosomal alterations in 83 ccRCC tumors from Polish patients using whole genome SNP genotyping assay. Moreover, the utility of next generation sequencing of cell free DNA (cfDNA) in patients plasma as a potential tool for non-invasive cytogenetic analysis was tested...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211054/real-world-use-of-pomalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-double-refractory-multiple-myeloma-suggests-benefit-in-renal-impairment-and-adverse-genetics-a-multi-centre-uk-experience
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Nicola Maciocia, Andrew Melville, Simon Cheesman, Faye Sharpley, Karthik Ramasamy, Matthew Streetly, Matthew Jenner, Reuben Benjamin, Steve Schey, Paul Maciocia, Rakesh Popat, Shirley D'sa, Ali Rismani, Aviva Cerner, Kwee Yong, Neil Rabin
Myeloma patients who become refractory to immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs) and bortezomib have poor survival, with limited therapeutic options. Pomalidomide has shown improved survival and good tolerability in this patient cohort in clinical trials, but real world data are scarce. We retrospectively analysed all patients treated with pomalidomide at five UK centres between 2013 and 2016. Of 85 patients identified, 70 had sufficient information for response assessments. Median age was 66 years [40-89], 96·5% were refractory to IMiDs, 72·9% were refractory to both an IMiD and bortezomib and 92·9% were refractory to their last treatment...
February 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210841/rare-genetic-variant-in-the-cfb-gene-presenting-as-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-immune-complex-diffuse-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-crescents-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
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Khalid Alfakeeh, Mohammed Azar, Majid Alfadhel, Alsuayri Mansour Abdullah, Nourah Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
BACKGROUND: Complement factor B gene (CFB) is an important component of the alternate pathway of complement activation that provides an active subunit that associates with C3b to form the C3 convertase, which is an essential element in complement activation. Among the complement-associated disorders, mutations and pathogenic variants in the CFB gene are relatively rare phenomena. Moreover, mutated CFB affiliation with immune-complex diffuse membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (IC-MPGN) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are considered a highly rare occurrence...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209913/rapid-imaging-of-tumor-cell-death-in-vivo-using-the-c2a-domain-of-synaptotagmin-i
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André A Neves, Bangwen Xie, Sarah Fawcett, Israt S Alam, Timothy H Witney, Maaike M de Backer, Julia Summers, William Hughes, Sarah McGuire, Dmitry Soloviev, Jodie Miller, William J Howat, De-En Hu, Tiago B Rodrigues, David Y Lewis, Kevin M Brindle
Cell death is an important target for imaging the early response of tumors to treatment. We describe here validation of a phosphatidylserine-binding agent for detecting tumor cell death in vivo based on the C2A domain of Synaptotagmin-I. Methods: The capability of near infrared fluorophore-labeled and 99mTechnetium- and (111)Indium-labeled derivatives of C2Am for imaging tumor cell death, using planar near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging and single photon computed tomography (SPECT) respectively, was evaluated in implanted and genetically engineered mouse models of lymphoma and in a human colorectal xenograft...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205547/microrna-17-family-promotes-polycystic-kidney-disease-progression-through-modulation-of-mitochondrial-metabolism
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Sachin Hajarnis, Ronak Lakhia, Matanel Yheskel, Darren Williams, Mehran Sorourian, Xueqing Liu, Karam Aboudehen, Shanrong Zhang, Kara Kersjes, Ryan Galasso, Jian Li, Vivek Kaimal, Steven Lockton, Scott Davis, Andrea Flaten, Joshua A Johnson, William L Holland, Christine M Kusminski, Philipp E Scherer, Peter C Harris, Marie Trudel, Darren P Wallace, Peter Igarashi, Edmund C Lee, John R Androsavich, Vishal Patel
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most frequent genetic cause of renal failure. Here we identify miR-17 as a target for the treatment of ADPKD. We report that miR-17 is induced in kidney cysts of mouse and human ADPKD. Genetic deletion of the miR-17∼92 cluster inhibits cyst proliferation and PKD progression in four orthologous, including two long-lived, mouse models of ADPKD. Anti-miR-17 treatment attenuates cyst growth in short-term and long-term PKD mouse models. miR-17 inhibition also suppresses proliferation and cyst growth of primary ADPKD cysts cultures derived from multiple human donors...
February 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205354/mini-review-a-unique-case-of-crescentic-c3-glomerulonephritis
#9
Dharmenaan Palamuthusingam, Murty Mantha, Kimberley Oliver, Ketan Bavishi, Shyam Dheda
Kidney involvement is an under-recognized complication of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. They occur in a variety of mechanisms and differ widely in their clinical presentation. We take this opportunity to report a case of a 65 year-old man who developed a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis within days after completing his first cycle of R-CHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisolone) chemotherapy for newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma. He was odematous, hypertensive, oliguric with nephrotic range proteinuria and an active urine sediment...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202028/management-of-everolimus-associated-adverse-events-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-practical-guide
#10
REVIEW
Mark Davies, Anurag Saxena, John C Kingswood
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder characterised by highly variable comorbid dysfunction and subsequent morbidity. The mTOR inhibitor everolimus is indicated for the treatment of adult TSC patients with renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) and for subependymal giant astrocytoma (SEGA) in both adults and children, based on data from the EXIST-1 and EXIST-2 trials. However, due to the historical predominance of everolimus in the oncology setting, some physicians who treat TSC patients may be unfamiliar with everolimus-associated adverse events (AEs) and appropriate management strategies...
February 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199742/genetic-analysis-and-clinicopathological-features-of-alk-rearranged-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-large-series-of-resected-chinese-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-and-literature-review
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Wenjuan Yu, Yuewei Wang, Yanxia Jiang, Wei Zhang, Yujun Li
AIMS: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare subtype of RCC reported in recent years with 8 cases so far. The present study is focused on screening ALK-rearranged cases from a large cohort of RCCs in China to determine the frequency of ALK rearrangement and investigate the clinicopathological features and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Tissues from a total of 477 RCC patients in China were embedded into tissue microarrays for immunostaining...
February 15, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196047/a-time-dependent-model-describes-methotrexate-elimination-and-supports-dynamic-modification-of-mrp2-abcc2-activity
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Jean-Baptiste Woillard, Jean Debord, Isabelle Benz-de-Bretagne, Franck Saint-Marcoux, Pascal Turlure, Stéphane Girault, Julie Abraham, Sylvain Choquet, Pierre Marquet, Chantal Barin-Le Guellec
BACKGROUND: MRP2/ABCC2, an efflux transporter expressed at the proximal renal tubule, is rate limiting for urine excretion of coproporphyrin (UCP) isomers I and III, translating in high UCP (I/(I+III)) ratio in MRP2-deficient patients presenting with the Dubin-Johnson Syndrome. MRP2 is also a major contributor to methotrexate (MTX) clearance. As MTX is both a substrate and an inhibitor of MRP2, time course of the concentrations of MTX in blood could induce functional modification of MRP2 over time, which in turn can modify its own elimination rate...
February 11, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191781/direct-isolation-and-characterization-of-human-nephron-progenitors
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Stefano Da Sacco, Matthew E Thornton, Astgik Petrosyan, Maria Lavarreda-Pearce, Sargis Sedrakyan, Brendan H Grubbs, Roger E De Filippo, Laura Perin
Mature nephrons originate from a small population of uninduced nephrogenic progenitor cells (NPs) within the cap mesenchyme. These cells are characterized by the coexpression of SIX2 and CITED1. Many studies on mouse models as well as on human pluripotent stem cells have advanced our knowledge of NPs, but very little is known about this population in humans, since it is exhausted before birth and strategies for its direct isolation are still limited. Here we report an efficient protocol for direct isolation of human NPs without genetic manipulation or stepwise induction procedures...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188595/should-small-renal-masses-be-biopsied
#14
REVIEW
Ricardo R N Leão, Ardalan E Ahmad, Patrick O Richard
Over the last few decades, the incidence of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) has been steadily increasing. This is primarily due to an increase in detection of small renal masses (SRMs) as a result of widespread utilization of abdominal imaging. Interestingly, up to 30% of incidentally discovered SRMs (solid lesions measuring ≤4 cm) are benign, and consequently, the definitive treatment of all SRMs is associated with a considerable risk of overtreatment. To decrease the overtreatment rate, renal tumour biopsy (RTB) has been advocated as a safe alternative to identify the pretreatment histology of these SRMs...
January 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188436/clinical-and-molecular-aspects-of-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-in-children
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Martine T P Besouw, Marc Bienias, Patrick Walsh, Robert Kleta, William G Van't Hoff, Emma Ashton, Lucy Jenkins, Detlef Bockenhauer
BACKGROUND: Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis, hypokalaemia, hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis. It is due to reduced urinary acidification by the α-intercalated cells in the collecting duct and can be caused by mutations in genes that encode subunits of the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (ATP6V1B1, ATP6V0A4) or the anion exchanger 1 (SLC4A1). Treatment with alkali is the mainstay of therapy. METHODS: This study is an analysis of clinical data from a long-term follow-up of 24 children with dRTA in a single centre, including a genetic analysis...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187982/the-renal-trpv4-channel-is-essential-for-adaptation-to-increased-dietary-potassium
#16
Mykola V Mamenko, Nabila Boukelmoune, Viktor N Tomilin, Oleg L Zaika, V Behrana Jensen, Roger G O'Neil, Oleh M Pochynyuk
To maintain potassium homeostasis, kidneys exert flow-dependent potassium secretion to facilitate kaliuresis in response to elevated dietary potassium intake. This process involves stimulation of calcium-activated large conductance maxi-K (BK) channels in the distal nephron, namely the connecting tubule and the collecting duct. Recent evidence suggests that the TRPV4 channel is a critical determinant of flow-dependent intracellular calcium elevations in these segments of the renal tubule. Here, we demonstrate that elevated dietary potassium intake (five percent potassium) increases renal TRPV4 mRNA and protein levels in an aldosterone-dependent manner and causes redistribution of the channel to the apical plasma membrane in native collecting duct cells...
February 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187980/patients-with-hypertension-associated-thrombotic%C3%A2-microangiopathy-may-present-with%C3%A2-complement-abnormalities
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Sjoerd A M E G Timmermans, Myrurgia A Abdul-Hamid, Joris Vanderlocht, Jan G M C Damoiseaux, Chris P Reutelingsperger, Pieter van Paassen
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a pattern of endothelial damage that can be found in association with diverse clinical conditions such as malignant hypertension. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms differ, accumulating evidence links complement dysregulation to various TMA syndromes and in particular the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. Here, we evaluated the role of complement in nine consecutive patients with biopsy-proven renal TMA attributed to severe hypertension. Profound hematologic symptoms of TMA were uncommon...
February 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187045/apolipoprotein-l1-and-chronic-kidney-disease-risk-in-young-potential-living-kidney-donors
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Jayme E Locke, Deirdre Sawinski, Rhiannon D Reed, Brittany Shelton, Paul A MacLennan, Vineeta Kumar, Shikha Mehta, Roslyn B Mannon, Robert Gaston, Bruce A Julian, John J Carr, James G Terry, Meredith Kilgore, Allan B Massie, Dorry L Segev, Cora E Lewis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a novel chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk prediction tool for young potential living kidney donors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Living kidney donor selection practices have evolved from examining individual risk factors to a risk calculator incorporating multiple characteristics. Owing to limited long-term data and lack of genetic information, current risk tools lack precision among young potential living kidney donors, particularly African Americans (AAs)...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183256/current-and-emerging-treatments-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#19
Carla Cavaliere, Carmine D Aniello, Chiara Della Pepa, Salvatore Pisconti, Massimiliano Berretta, Gaetano Facchini
In the last decades the treatment of mRCC, metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, has become more and more complex due to the approval of a great number of effective systemic treatments that have significantly improved the prognosis of patients suffering from such disease. An increasing knowledge of the genetic aberrations and the molecular pathways alterations that underlie RCC, has promoted the development of several novel agents, known as target therapies (TTs). Even though TTs are not curative and all patients eventually progressed, an adequate sequencing of these drugs can provide a significant benefit in terms of PFS, Progression Free Survival, and hopefully OS, Overall Survival...
February 8, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179232/kidney-specific-genetic-deletion-of-both-ampk-%C3%AE-subunits-causes-salt-and-water-wasting
#20
Yoskaly Lazo-Fernández, Goretti Baile, Patricia Meade, Pilar Torcal, Laura Martínez, Carmen Ibañez, Maria Luisa Bernal, Benoit Viollet, Ignacio Giménez
AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) controls cell energy homeostasis by modulating ATP synthesis and expenditure. In vitro studies have suggested AMPK may also control key elements of renal epithelial electrolyte transport but in vivo physiological confirmation is still insufficient. We studied sodium renal handling and extracellular volume regulation in mice with genetic deletion of AMPK catalytic subunits. AMPKα1 knockout (KO) mice exhibit normal renal sodium handling and a moderate antidiuretic state. This is accompanied by higher urinary aldosterone excretion rates and reduced blood pressure...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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