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Diabetic nephropathy Tubule

Leena Liljedahl, Maiken Højgaard Pedersen, Jenny Norlin, James N McGuire, Peter James
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a late complication in both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and T2DM. Already at an early stage of DN morphological changes occur at the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix where the majority of the proteins carry N-linked glycosylations. These glycosylated proteins are highly important in cell adhesion and cell-matrix processes but not much is known about how they change in DN or whether the distinct etiology of T1DM and T2DM could have an effect on their abundances...
2016: Clinical Proteomics
Hirokazu Muraoka, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Shu Wakino
OBJECTIVE: Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) cooperates with a longevity gene, Sirt1, to exert the potentiation of stress resistance. We have reported that the high expression level of Nampt in PTs contributes to the sufficient supply of NMN to glomeruli. We also showed that downregulation of Nampt and NMN in PT in DN leads to glomerular damages (Nature Medicine 2013). However, the regulation mechanisms of Nampt expression remain unknown. DESIGN AND METHOD: We investigated how Nampt expression is consistently retained at high levels in PTs under normal conditions and how Nampt levels are decreased in DN...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Jing Zhang, Ying Fan, Chuchu Zeng, Li He, Niansong Wang
Renal tubular injury is a critical factor in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is involved in diabetic nephropathy. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) is an effective inhibitor of ER stress. Here, we investigated the role of TUDCA in the progression of tubular injury in DN. For eight weeks, being treated with TUDCA at 250 mg/kg intraperitoneal injection (i.p.) twice a day, diabetic db/db mice had significantly reduced blood glucose, albuminuria and attenuated renal histopathology...
2016: Nutrients
Hirokazu Muraoka, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Shu Wakino
OBJECTIVE: Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) cooperates with a longevity gene, Sirt1, to exert the potentiation of stress resistance. We have reported that the high expression level of Nampt in PTs contributes to the sufficient supply of NMN to glomeruli. We also showed that downregulation of Nampt and NMN in PT in DN leads to glomerular damages (Nature Medicine 2013). However, the regulation mechanisms of Nampt expression remain unknown. DESIGN AND METHOD: We investigated how Nampt expression is consistently retained at high levels in PTs under normal conditions and how Nampt levels are decreased in DN...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Yu S Gavrilova, N P Bgatova, V V Klimontov, I Yu Ischenko, S V Michurina, N E Myakina, E L Zavyalov
Effect of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor linagliptin on structural manifestations of diabetic nephropathy was studied in BKS.Cg-Dock7m+/+Leprdb/J mice (experimental model of type 2 diabetes mellitus). Linagliptin (10 mg/kg per day) or vehicle was administered by gavage over 8 weeks. Mesangial expansion, thickening of the basement membrane in glomerular capillaries and proximal tubules, and retraction of cytopodia were less pronounced in mice receiving linagliptin. The protective effect of linagliptin on the kidney structure was not associated with its hypoglycemic action...
August 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Xue-Ling Wang, Li-Yan Wu, Long Zhao, Li-Na Sun, Hai-Ying Liu, Gang Liu, Guang-Ju Guan
We aimed to explore the role of SIRT1 in apoptosis in human kidney proximal tubule epithelial (HK-2) cells, and to determine whether resveratrol (RSV, a SIRT1 activator) could ameliorate apoptosis in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or in high glucose (HG, 30mM) - stimulated HK-2 cells. Rats were distributed randomly into three groups: 1) control group, 2) DM group, and 3) DM with RSV group (DM+RSV; rats treated with 30mg/kg/d of RSV for 16 weeks). The physical, biochemical, and morphological parameters were then examined...
June 21, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Paola Fioretto, Alberto Zambon, Marco Rossato, Luca Busetto, Roberto Vettor
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide. Blood glucose and blood pressure control reduce the risk of developing this complication; however, once DN is established, it is only possible to slow progression. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, the most recent glucose-lowering oral agents, may have the potential to exert nephroprotection not only through improving glycemic control but also through glucose-independent effects, such as blood pressure-lowering and direct renal effects...
August 2016: Diabetes Care
Hila Roshanravan, Eun Young Kim, Stuart E Dryer
N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are expressed throughout the kidney, and the abundance of these receptors and some of their endogenous agonists are increased in diabetes. Moreover, sustained activation of podocyte NMDA receptors induces Ca(2+) influx, oxidative stress, loss of slit diaphragm proteins, and apoptosis. We observed that NMDA receptor subunits and their transcripts are increased in podocytes and mesangial cells cultured in elevated glucose compared with controls. A similar increase in NMDA subunits, especially NR1, NR2A, and NR2C, was observed in glomeruli and tubules of Akita mice...
October 2016: Diabetes
Keita P Mori, Hideki Yokoi, Masato Kasahara, Hirotaka Imamaki, Akira Ishii, Takashige Kuwabara, Kenichi Koga, Yukiko Kato, Naohiro Toda, Shoko Ohno, Koichiro Kuwahara, Tomomi Endo, Kazuwa Nakao, Motoko Yanagita, Masashi Mukoyama, Kiyoshi Mori
The amount of albumin filtered through the glomeruli and reabsorbed at the proximal tubules in normal and in diabetic kidneys is debated. The megalin/cubilin complex mediates protein reabsorption, but genetic knockout of megalin is perinatally lethal. To overcome current technical problems, we generated a drug-inducible megalin-knockout mouse line, megalin(lox/lox);Ndrg1-CreER(T2) (iMegKO), in which megalin expression can be shut off at any time by administration of tamoxifen (Tam). Tam administration in adult iMegKO mice decreased the expression of renal megalin protein by 92% compared with that in wild-type C57BL/6J mice and almost completely abrogated renal reabsorption of intravenously injected retinol-binding protein...
July 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Deanne H Hryciw, Andrew J McAinch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The endocannabinoid system modulates cell signaling targets that are essential for energy homeostasis. Endocannabinoids bind to G protein-coupled receptors in the central nervous system and periphery, including the kidney. Modulation of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and CB2 activity in the kidney in diabetes and obesity has been identified as potential therapeutic target to reduce albuminuria and renal fibrosis. This review will highlight the results of recent studies that have identified a role for CB1 and CB2 in normal and pathological renal conditions...
September 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Linhao Xu, Peiqiang Shen, Yanli Bi, Jian Chen, Zhangang Xiao, Xiaoming Zhang, Zheng Wang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most frequent complications in diabetes mellitus. This study aimed to explore whether Danshen injection is protective to renal tissue in diabetes. Intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) (60mg/kg) was used to induce diabetes in rats. Some STZ-induced diabetic rats were also intraperitoneally injected with Danshen solution at two different dosages (0.5 or 1ml/kg/day) for 6weeks. Our results showed that serum creatinine (sCr) and blood urea nitrogen were significantly increased in STZ-induced diabetic rats, which was alleviated upon Danshen injection...
September 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Shoko Horita, Motonobu Nakamura, Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Atsushi Suzuki, George Seki
Insulin resistance has been characterized as attenuation of insulin sensitivity at target organs and tissues, such as muscle and fat tissues and the liver. The insulin signaling cascade is divided into major pathways such as the PI3K/Akt pathway and the MAPK/MEK pathway. In insulin resistance, however, these pathways are not equally impaired. For example, in the liver, inhibition of gluconeogenesis by the insulin receptor substrate (IRS) 2 pathway is impaired, while lipogenesis by the IRS1 pathway is preserved, thus causing hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia...
2016: BioMed Research International
Linda A Gallo, Micheal S Ward, Amelia K Fotheringham, Aowen Zhuang, Danielle J Borg, Nicole B Flemming, Ben M Harvie, Toni L Kinneally, Shang-Ming Yeh, Domenica A McCarthy, Hermann Koepsell, Volker Vallon, Carol Pollock, Usha Panchapakesan, Josephine M Forbes
Blood glucose control is the primary strategy to prevent complications in diabetes. At the onset of kidney disease, therapies that inhibit components of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) are also indicated, but these approaches are not wholly effective. Here, we show that once daily administration of the novel glucose lowering agent, empagliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor which targets the kidney to block glucose reabsorption, has the potential to improve kidney disease in type 2 diabetes. In male db/db mice, a 10-week treatment with empagliflozin attenuated the diabetes-induced upregulation of profibrotic gene markers, fibronectin and transforming-growth-factor-beta...
2016: Scientific Reports
Havovi Chichger, Mark E Cleasby, Surjit K Srai, Robert J Unwin, Edward S Debnam, Joanne Marks
What is the central question of this study? Although SGLT2 inhibitors represent a promising treatment for patients suffering from diabetic nephropathy, the influence of metabolic disruption on the expression and function of glucose transporters is largely unknown. What is the main finding and its importance? In vivo models of metabolic disruption (Goto-Kakizaki type II diabetic rat and junk-food diet) demonstrate increased expression of SGLT1, SGLT2 and GLUT2 in the proximal tubule brush border. In the type II diabetic model, this is accompanied by increased SGLT- and GLUT-mediated glucose uptake...
June 1, 2016: Experimental Physiology
Yunqiang He, Ziqiang Xu, Hongxing Fu, Bin Chen, Silu Wang, Bicheng Chen, Mengtao Zhou, Yong Cai
Objective. Revascularization of aortorenal bypass is a preferred technique for renal artery stenosis (RAS) in diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients. Restenosis of graft vessels also should be considered in patients lacking good control of blood glucose. In this study, we explored a combined strategy to prevent the recurrence of RAS in the DN rat model. Methods. A model of DN was established by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin. Rats were divided into 4 groups: SR group, MIT group, Com group, and the untreated group...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
Hong Sun, Yang Yuan, Zilin Sun
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may be associated with lipid accumulation in the kidneys. This study was designed to investigate whether Nε-(carboxymethyl) lysine (CML, a member of the AGEs family) increases lipid accumulation in a human renal tubular epithelial cell line (HK-2) via increasing cholesterol synthesis and uptake and reducing cholesterol efflux through endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). Our results showed that CML disrupts cholesterol metabolism in HK-2 cells by activating sterol regulatory element-binding protein 2 (SREBP-2) and liver X receptor (LXR), followed by an increase in 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoAR) mediated cholesterol synthesis and low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr) mediated cholesterol uptake and a reduction in ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) mediated cholesterol efflux, ultimately causing lipid accumulation in HK-2 cells...
2016: BioMed Research International
Yoshitaka Kondo, Akihito Ishigami
Senescence marker protein-30 (SMP30) was found to decrease in the liver, kidneys and lungs of mice during aging. SMP30 is a pleiotropic protein that acts to protect cells from apoptosis by enhancing plasma membrane Ca(2+) -pump activity and is bona fide gluconolactonase (EC that participates in the penultimate step of the vitamin C biosynthetic pathway. For the past several years, we have obtained strong evidence showing the close relationship between SMP30, glucose metabolism disorder and non-alchoholic fatty liver disease in experiments with SMP30 knockout mice...
March 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Lirong Liu, Yuanyuan Wang, Rui Yan, Shuang Li, Mingjun Shi, Ying Xiao, Bing Guo
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) signaling has been shown to play a critical role in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The nuclear transcription co-repressor Ski-related novel protein N (SnoN) is an important negative regulator of TGF-β1/Smad signal transduction, and subsequent biological responses including tubule epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), extracellular matrix accumulation and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Oxymatrine (OM) is an alkaloid extracted from the Chinese herb Sophora japonica and has been demonstrated to prevent fibrosis...
2016: PloS One
Jun Watanabe, Yumi Takiyama, Jun Honjyo, Yuichi Makino, Yukihiro Fujita, Masatoshi Tateno, Masakazu Haneda
Tubular injury is one of the important determinants of progressive renal failure in diabetic nephropathy (DN), and TGF-β1 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of tubulointerstitial disease that characterizes proteinuric renal disease. The aim of this study was to identify novel therapeutic target molecules that play a role in the tubule damage of DN. We used an LC-MS/MS-based proteomic technique and human renal proximal epithelial cells (HRPTECs). Urine samples from Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes (n = 46) were used to quantify the candidate protein...
2016: PloS One
Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Shu Wakino, Yusuke Sakamaki, Hirokazu Muraoka, Hiroyuki Umino, Hitoshi Minakuchi, Ayumi Yoshifuji, Makiko Naitoh, Keisuke Shinozuka, Koji Futatsugi, Hidenori Urai, Takeshi Kanda, Hirobumi Tokuyama, Koichi Hayashi, Hiroshi Itoh
We have recently published that tubular epithelial cells affect the podocyte epigenome though nicotinic acid metabolism in diabetic nephropathy (DN), and we have named this relationship "proximal tubule-podocyte communication". In this review, we describe this novel mechanism in the early stage of DN, focusing on the function of renal tubular Sirt1 and Sirt1-related nicotinic acid metabolism. Mainly, we discuss the following three findings. First, we described the details of proximal tubule-podocyte communication...
2016: Current Hypertension Reviews
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