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C3 nephropathy

Y Santamaría-Alza, J Sánchez-Bautista, J F Fajardo-Rivero, C L Figueroa
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease with multi-organ involvement. Complications, such as invasive fungal infections usually occur in patients with a greater severity of the disease. Objective The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk variables associated with invasive fungal infections in a Colombian systemic lupus erythematosus population. Materials and methods A cross-sectional, retrospective study that evaluated patients with systemic lupus erythematosus for six years...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
Miriam Steinberg, Joseph P Gaut, Stanley Paul Hmiel, Aadil Kakajiwala
Monoclonal gammopathies are a rare diagnosis in pediatric patients. A 19-year-old female patient with past medical history of hypogammaglobulinemia and natural killer cell deficiency and stage III follicular lymphoma, in remission, presented with a right-sided pneumonia, noted to have acute kidney injury and proteinuria. Complement C3 and C4 levels were normal. Anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, antinuclear antibodies, anti-extractable nuclear antigen antibodies, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were negative...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Katrine Laura Rasmussen, Børge Grønne Nordestgaard, Sune Fallgaard Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Whether the complement system is involved in the development of diabetic microvascular disease is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that high concentrations of complement C3 are associated with increased risk of diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy in individuals from the general population. METHODS: We studied 95202 individuals from the general population with baseline measurements of complement C3, genotyped for rs1065489, rs429608, and rs448260 determining concentrations of complement C3, and enrolled in the Copenhagen General Population Study from 2003 through 2013, following them until April 10, 2013...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Chemistry
Bihao Liu, Yu He, Ruirui Lu, Jie Zhou, Lixia Bai, Peichun Zhang, Shufang Ye, Junbiao Wu, Chungling Liang, Yuan Zhou, Jiuyao Zhou
Zhen-wu-tang (ZWT) has been widely applied in chronic kidney diseases. However, the mechanism of ZWT remains unclear. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-γ (PPARγ) is known as a protective factor for podocyte and kidney function. This study is aimed to investigate the protective effects of ZWT on IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in rats against podocyte injury and the underlying mechanism related to PPARγ. IgAN model rats were induced by administering bovine serum albumin, lipopolysaccharide, and carbon tetrachloride...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Zhimei Lv, Mengsi Hu, Minghua Fan, Xiaobing Li, Jiangong Lin, Junhui Zhen, Ziyang Wang, Haijun Jin, Rong Wang
Activation of Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1 (Rac1) has been implicated in diverse kidney diseases, yet its in vivo significance in diabetic nephropathy (DN) is largely unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated a podocyte-specific Rac1-deficient mouse strain and showed that specific inhibition of Rac1 was able to attenuate diabetic podocyte injury and proteinuria by the blockade of Rac1/PAK1/p38/β-catenin signaling cascade, which reinstated the integrity of podocyte slit diaphragms (SD), rectified the effacement of foot processes (FPs), and prevented the dedifferentiation of podocytes...
March 1, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Emilia Łukawska, Magdalena Polcyn-Adamczak, Zofia I Niemir
The complement system (CS) has recently been recognized as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity that constitutes a very complex mechanism controlling the clearance of pathogens, cellular debris, and immune complexes. Out of three known pathways of complement activation, the alternative pathway (AP) plays a critical role in host defense by amplifying the complement response, independently of initiation pathway and continuously maintaining low-level activity in a process called 'thick-over.' A key molecule of the CS is C3, in which the AP is constantly activated...
February 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
The glomerular diseases after renal transplantation can occur de novo, i.e ., with no relation to the native kidney disease, or more frequently occur as a recurrence of the original disease in the native kidney. There may not be any difference in clinical features and histological pattern between de novo glomerular disease and recurrence of original glomerular disease. However, structural alterations in transplanted kidney add to dilemma in diagnosis. These changes in architecture of histopathology can happen due to: (1) exposure to the immunosuppression specifically the calcineurin inhibitors (CNI); (2) in vascular and tubulointerstitial alterations as a result of antibody mediated or cell-mediated immunological onslaught; (3) post-transplant viral infections; (4) ischemia-reperfusion injury; and (5) hyperfiltration injury...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
W-X Wang, C-Y Hu
OBJECTIVE: The present study was to investigate the value of immunofluorescence-mediated detection of Ig, C1q, C3, and FRA for the identification and diagnosis of atypical membranous nephropathy (AMN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients with AMN and 135 patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) diagnosed by renal biopsy in our hospital were consecutively selected. The positive expressions of Ig, C1q, C3, and FRA by immunofluorescence were analyzed...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Hironori Nakamura, Mariko Anayama, Mutsuki Makino, Yasushi Makino, Katsuhiko Tamura, Masaki Nagasawa
We present a rare case of IgA nephropathy in a patient who developed atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) associated with a complement factor H (CFH) gene mutation, and who was successfully treated with eculizmab. A 76-year-old man was admitted as the patients had thrombotic microangiopathies findings. The patient was treated with plasma exchange, hemodialysis and methylprednisolone. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 level was not decreased. Light microscopy findings were consistent with hemolytic uremic syndrome and immunofluorescence analysis revealed IgA and C3 were detected...
December 14, 2017: Nephron
Daisuke Takada, Keiichi Sumida, Akinari Sekine, Ryo Hazue, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Junichi Hoshino, Naoki Sawa, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Yoshifumi Ubara
BACKGROUND: Various renal manifestations are known to develop in patients with liver disease, including chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We evaluated renal disease in two 47-year-old Japanese men with liver cirrhosis and chronic alcoholism for 34 years and 27 years, respectively. Renal biopsy demonstrated massive wire loop-like deposits in the subendothelial space of the glomerular basement membrane and in the mesangium. However, immunofluorescence was only positive for IgA and C3, and electron microscopy did not reveal any organized structures in the electron-dense deposits...
December 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Akira Yabuki, Mariko Sawa, Moeko Kohyama, Takeshi Hamamoto, Osamu Yamato
BACKGROUND: Renal biopsy is an essential tool for the diagnosis of proteinuric kidney diseases in dogs, and evaluation of immune complexes (IC) by immunofluorescence (IF) of frozen sections (IF-F) is required for the diagnosis of IC-mediated glomerulonephritis (ICGN). However, the use of frozen sections from renal biopsies can have limitations. The aim of this study was to develop a reliable IF method using formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) sections to detect ICs in dog ICGN...
December 1, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Yukihiko Kawasaki, Ryo Maeda, Shinichiro Ohara, Kazuhide Suyama, Mitsuaki Hosoya
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether serum immunoglobulin A/complement factor 3 (IgA/C3) ratio and glomerular C3 staining predict outcome in IgA nephropathy. METHODS: We collected data for 44 IgA nephropathy children treated with multi-drug combination therapy. The children were retrospectively divided into four groups based on serum IgA/C3 ratio and glomerular C3 staining: group A, IgA/C3 ratio >2.68 (median) and glomerular C3 staining ≥2...
February 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Perrine Jullien, Blandine Laurent, Guillaume Claisse, Ingrid Masson, Miriana Dinic, Damien Thibaudin, Francois Berthoux, Eric Alamartine, Christophe Mariat, Nicolas Maillard
Activation of complement through the alternative pathway has a key role in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Large, international, genome-wide association studies have shown that deletion of complement factor H-related genes 1 and 3 (CFHR3,1Δ) is associated with a reduced risk of developing IgAN, although the prognostic value of these deletions in IgAN remains unknown. Here, we compared the renal outcomes of patients with IgAN according to their CFHR3,1Δ genotype. This retrospective, monocentric cohort study included 639 white patients with biopsy-proven IgAN since 1979 (mean age at diagnosis, 40...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Junlin Zhang, Yiting Wang, Rui Zhang, Hanyu Li, Qianqian Han, Ruikun Guo, Tingli Wang, Li Li, Fang Liu
AIMS: The serum complement 3 (C3) level was reduced in many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, the clinical implications of such change are still less understood. This study was aimed to explore the association between C3 level and the baseline clinicopathological characteristics and the prognosis of T2DM patients with DN. METHODS: A total of 171 T2DM patients with biopsy-proven DN who received follow-up for at least 1 year were recruited...
October 17, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
Gebran Khneizer, Ahmad Al-Taee, Bahar Bastani
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), such as bevacizumab, are administered intravitreally for the treatment of wet or exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Systemic use of bevacizumab has been linked to a wide range of renal adverse effects including proteinuria and hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 77-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of hypertension, vitamin D deficiency and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who presented to primary care clinic with a 2-week history of bilateral lower extremity edema, 2 months after completing four monthly intravitreal injections of bevacizumab for ARMD...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
Walaa Wadie, Dalia M El-Tanbouly
Podocyte injury and glomerular basement membrane thickening have been considered as essential pathophysiological events in diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible beneficial effects of vinpocetine on diabetes-associated renal damage. Male Wistar rats were made diabetic by injection of streptozotocin (STZ). Diabetic rats were treated with vinpocetine in a dose of 20mg/kg/day for 6 weeks. Treatment with vinpocetine resulted in a marked decrease in the levels of blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, urinary albumin and albumin/creatinine ratio along with an elevation in creatinine clearance rate...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
A L Herzog, C Wanner, K Amann, K Lopau
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IGAN) rarely can present as a crescent and progressive form leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a short period of time. Recurrence of IGAN after kidney transplantation is frequent, and complement components such as C3, C4d, and C5 seem to be involved. We present a case of a young male patient with ESRD caused by rapidly progressive IGAN and who demonstrated rapid recurrence of crescentic IGAN after kidney donation. CASE REPORT: In September 2014, a 28-year-old male patient was hospitalized due to IGAN with 60% of crescents...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Christopher D Blosser, Roy D Bloom
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With improving short-term kidney transplant outcomes, recurrent glomerular disease is being increasingly recognized as an important cause of chronic allograft failure. Further understanding of the risks and pathogenesis of recurrent glomerular disease enable informed transplant decisions, along with the development of preventive and treatment strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple observational studies have highlighted differences in rates and outcomes for various recurrent glomerular diseases, although these rates have not markedly improved over the last decade...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Haoping Sun, Henrik S Olsen, Emmanuel Y Mérigeon, Edward So, Erin Burch, Susan Kinsey, John C Papadimitriou, Cinthia B Drachenberg, Søren M Bentzen, David S Block, Scott E Strome, Xiaoyu Zhang
There is a lack of effective targeted therapies for the treatment of complement dependent diseases. We developed two recombinant Fc multimers, G207 and G211, with limited ability to interact with low/moderate affinity FcγRs, but with high avidity for C1q. These drugs effectively inhibited complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) in vitro, and prevented the deposition of C1q, C3b and MAC, on the surface of Ab-opsonized cells. Importantly, these inhibitory effects were both C1q dependent and independent. In order to determine the biologic relevance of our findings, we evaluated the clinical efficacy of these drugs in three different animal models, acute RBC hemolysis, anti-Thy-1 nephritis and passive Heymann's nephropathy (PHN), in which disease pathophysiology relies preferentially on complement activation...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
Caroline Duineveld, Jacobien C Verhave, Stefan P Berger, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack F M Wetzels
BACKGROUND: The development of complement inhibitors has greatly improved the outcome of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), making kidney transplantation a more feasible option. Although prophylactic eculizumab therapy may prevent recurrent disease after transplantation, its necessity for all transplant recipients is debated. STUDY DESIGN: A case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with aHUS who underwent living donor kidney transplantation after 2011 at 2 university centers, prospectively followed up with a protocol of eculizumab therapy limited to only recipients with documented posttransplantation recurrent thrombotic microangiopathy...
December 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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