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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419296/urinary-podocyte-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mrna-as-markers-for-disease-activity-and-progression-in-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-nephritis
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Akihiro Fukuda, Akihiro Minakawa, Yuji Sato, Takashi Iwakiri, Shuji Iwatsubo, Hiroyuki Komatsu, Masao Kikuchi, Kazuo Kitamura, Roger C Wiggins, Shouichi Fujimoto
Background.: Podocyte depletion causes glomerulosclerosis, with persistent podocyte loss being a major factor driving disease progression. Urinary podocyte mRNA is potentially useful for monitoring disease progression in both animal models and in humans. To determine whether the same principles apply to crescentic glomerular injury, a rat model of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) nephritis was studied in parallel with a patient with anti-GBM nephritis. Methods...
April 17, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413644/reduction-in-mirna-125b-5p-levels-is-associated-with-obstructive-renal-injury
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Silu Wang, Lianfeng Wu, Linyong Du, Hong Lu, Bicheng Chen, Yongheng Bai
Obstructive renal injury is a common disease that leads to progressive glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial fibrosis and loss of renal function. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are small non-coding molecules that may be involved in the progression of many renal diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the roles of miRNAs, including miR-125b, miR-326 and miR-324p, in obstructive renal injury. Blood samples were collected from 91 patients with ureteral obstruction and 76 controls to examine renal function...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407405/fibrinogen-links-podocyte-injury-with-toll-like-receptor-4-and-is-associated-with-disease-activity-in-fsgs-patients
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Hongtian Wang, Chunxia Zheng, Xiaodong Xu, Yue Zhao, Yinghui Lu, Zhihong Liu
AIM: Fibrinogen (Fg) is reported to participate in inflammation through Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). However, it remains unknown whether Fg might induce podocyte damage through TLR4 and be related to disease activity in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). METHODS: We observed Fg-induced alterations in actin and apoptosis in cultured human podocytes transfected with or without TLR4 siRNA. Expression of TLR4, phospho-p38 MAPK and phospho-NF-κB p65 was evaluated by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) or western blotting, and we analysed urinary Fg levels in adriamycin-treated mice and double immunofluorescence staining for TLR4, Fg and podocin...
April 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407281/multiparametric-quantitative-ultrasound-imaging-in-assessment-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jing Gao, Alan Perlman, Safa Kalache, Nathaniel Berman, Surya Seshan, Steven Salvatore, Lindsey Smith, Natasha Wehrli, Levi Waldron, Hanish Kodali, James Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of multiparametric quantitative ultrasound imaging in assessing chronic kidney disease (CKD) using kidney biopsy pathologic findings as reference standards. METHODS: We prospectively measured multiparametric quantitative ultrasound markers with grayscale, spectral Doppler, and acoustic radiation force impulse imaging in 25 patients with CKD before kidney biopsy and 10 healthy volunteers. Based on all pathologic (glomerulosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy, arteriosclerosis, and edema) scores, the patients with CKD were classified into mild (no grade 3 and <2 of grade 2) and moderate to severe (at least 2 of grade 2 or 1 of grade 3) CKD groups...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405841/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-and-medullary-nephrocalcinosis-in-children-with-adck4-mutations
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Eujin Park, Hee Gyung Kang, Young Hun Choi, Kyoung Bun Lee, Kyung Chul Moon, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Michio Nagata, Hae Il Cheong
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the AarF domain containing kinase 4 gene (ADCK4), one of the novel genes causing steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), usually manifest as isolated adolescent-onset focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). ADCK4 interacts with components of the coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) biosynthesis pathway. METHODS: The incidence and phenotypes of patients with ADCK4 mutations were investigated in a cohort of Korean pediatric patients with SRNS. RESULTS: Among the 53 patients enrolled in the study the incidence of ADCK4-associated FSGS was 7...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395140/pyrazolopyrimidines-as-potent-stimulators-for-transient-receptor-potential-canonical-3-6-7-channels
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Chunrong Qu, Mingmin Ding, Yingmin Zhu, Yungang Lu, Juan Du, Melissa R Miller, Jinbin Tian, Jinmei Zhu, Jian Xu, Meng Wen, Aga Er-Bu, Jule Wang, Yuling Xiao, Meng Wu, Owen B McManus, Min Li, Jilin Wu, Huai-Rong Luo, Zheng-Yu Cao, Bing Shen, Hongbo Wang, Michael X Zhu, Xuechuan Hong
Transient receptor potential canonical 3/6/7 (TRPC3/6/7) are highly homologous receptor-operated non-selective cation channels. Despite their physiological significance, very few selective and potent agonists are available for functional examination of these channels. Using a cell-based high throughput screening approach, a lead compound with the pyrazolopyrimidine skeleton was identified as a TRPC6 agonist. Synthetic schemes for the lead and its analogs were established and structural-activity relationship studies were carried out...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392820/genetics-of-hereditary-nephrotic-syndrome-a-clinical-review
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Tae-Sun Ha
Advances in podocytology and genetic techniques have expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis of hereditary steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). In the past 20 years, over 45 genetic mutations have been identified in patients with hereditary SRNS. Genetic mutations on structural and functional molecules in podocytes can lead to serious injury in the podocytes themselves and in adjacent structures, causing sclerotic lesions such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or diffuse mesangial sclerosis...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391347/therapeutics-for-apol1-nephropathies-putting-out-the-fire-in-the-podocyte
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Jurgen Heymann, Cheryl A Winkler, Maarten Hoek, Katalin Susztak, Jeffrey B Kopp
APOL1 nephropathies comprise a range of clinical and pathologic syndromes, which can be summarized as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, in various guises, and arterionephrosclerosis, otherwise known as hypertensive kidney diseases. Current therapies for these conditions may achieve therapeutic targets, reduction in proteinuria and control of blood pressure, respectively, but often fail to halt the progressive decline in kidney function. It appears that current therapies fail to address certain underlying critical pathologic processes that are driven, particularly in podocytes and microvascular cells, by the APOL1 renal risk genetic variants...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391338/what-are-we-missing-in-the-clinical-trials-of-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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Ladan Zand, Richard J Glassock, An S De Vriese, Sanjeev Sethi, Fernando C Fervenza
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a lesion and not a disease. This conundrum is the crux of controversies regarding interventions to alter its natural history. In the broadest sense, the lesion can be primary (idiopathic), or secondary to a process originating outside the kidneys or to a genetic mutation. The organ-based target is the podocyte, and the mechanisms responsible for the podocytopathy are numerous and diverse. Recurrence of primary FSGS in renal allografts provides the best evidence for the existence of a circulating factor or factors, the nature of which remains uncertain...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391333/clinical-trials-in-minimal-change-disease
#10
Pietro Ravani, Enrica Bertelli, Simardeep Gill, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
Minimal change disease (MCD) is a pathological condition characterized by subtle glomerular lesions causing massive and reversible proteinuria that is usually steroid sensitive. Recurrence of symptoms of active disease following successful treatment (including proteinuria, oedema and oliguria) and steroid toxicity requires the use of other drugs to attain or maintain remission. Unresolved MCD is considered the initial step in the pathological pathway leading to focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387853/cxcl8-antagonist-improves-diabetic-nephropathy-in-male-mice-of-diabetes-and-attenuates-high-glucose-induced-mesangial-injury
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Siyuan Cui, Yujie Zhu, Jianling Du, Muhammad Noman Khan, Bing Wang, Jing Wei, Jya-Wei Cheng, John R Gordon, Yutian Mu, Fang Li
Inflammation is recognized as a crucial contribution to diabetic nephropathy (DN). CXCL8 binds to its CXC chemokine receptors (CXCR1 and CXCR2) for recruiting neutrophils infiltration and initiates tissue inflammation. Therefore, we explored the effect of CXCR1 and CXCR2 inhibition on diabetic nephropathy. This was achieved by CXCL8 (3-72) K11R/G31P (G31P), an antagonist of CXCL8, which has exhibited therapeutic efficacy in inflammatory diseases and malignancies. In this study, we found renal leukocytes accumulation and rapid increases of CXCL8 occurred in HFD/STZ-induced diabetic mice...
April 6, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386663/a-child-with-phenylketonuria-and-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-the-bright-side-of-proteinuria
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Fatma Rabah, Khalid Al-Thihli, Mohamed El-Naggari, Ibtisam B Elnour
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is the most common inborn error of amino acid metabolism. Phenylalanine hydroxylase is the underlying deficient enzyme. If left untreated, growth failure, microcephaly, global developmental delay, seizures and severe intellectual impairment would characterize the clinical picture of PKU. On the other side of protein homeostasis lies nephrotic syndrome. It is a well-known quantitative defect due to significant proteinuria. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a special congenital variant affecting children and adults...
April 7, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379664/histopathological-analysis-of-the-non-tumour-parenchyma-following-radical-nephrectomy-can-it-predict-renal-functional-outcome
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Rana Birendra, Nirmal Thampi John, Neelaveni Duhli, Antony Devasia, Nitin Kekre, Ramani Manojkumar
INTRODUCTION: Radical nephrectomy (RN), a recommended treatment option for patients with Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) leads to an inevitable decline in global renal function. Pathological changes in the non-tumour parenchyma of the kidney may help predict the function of the remaining kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aim of this prospective, observational study was to find histopathological factors in the non-tumor renal parenchyma that could predict the decline in global renal function postoperatively and its association with co-morbidities like diabetes (DM)...
April 6, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378548/effect-of-coenzyme-q10-on-radiation-nephropathy-in-rats
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Yongkan Ki, Wontaek Kim, Yong Ho Kim, Donghyun Kim, Jin Sook Bae, Dahl Park, Hosang Jeon, Ju Hye Lee, Jayoung Lee, Jiho Nam
The kidney is one of the most radiosensitive organs in the abdominal cavity and is the dose-limiting structure in cancer patients receiving abdominal or total body irradiation. In the present study, the effect of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on radiation nephropathy was evaluated in rats. A total of 72 rats were equally randomized into 4 groups: Control, CoQ10, irradiation with 10 Gy (RT) + placebo, or RT + CoQ10. The 2 RT groups received single 10 Gy of abdominal irradiation. The 2 CoQ10 groups were supplemented daily with 1 mL of soybean oil containing 10 mg/kg of CoQ10...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370393/removal-of-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-fsgs-factor-supar-using-cytosorb
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Heiko Schenk, Janina Müller-Deile, Roland Schmitt, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Hermann Haller, Mario Schiffer
Treatment of primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and its recurrence after kidney transplantation associated with rapid deterioration of kidney function remains to be challenging despite advances in immunosuppressive therapy. The presence of circulating factors has been postulated to be a pivotal player in the pathogenesis of FSGS, although suPAR and CLCF-1 have been identified as the most promising causative factors. The potential therapeutic effect of suPAR elimination in an FSGS patient using CytoSorb, a hemoadsorption device that gained attention in the cytokine elimination in septic patients, was studied...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359196/prunella-vulgaris-attenuates-diabetic-renal-injury-by-suppressing-glomerular-fibrosis-and-inflammation
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Seung Namgung, Jung Joo Yoon, Chi-Su Yoon, Byung Hyuk Han, Eun Sik Choi, Hyuncheol Oh, Youn-Chul Kim, Yun Jung Lee, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Diabetic nephropathy is both the most common complication and the leading cause of mortality associated with diabetes. Prunella vulgaris, a well-known traditional medicinal plant, is used for the cure of abscess, scrofula, hypertension and urinary diseases. This study confirmed whether an aqueous extract of Prunella vulgaris (APV) suppresses renal inflammation and fibrosis. In human mesangial cell (HMC), pretreatment of APV attenuated 25[Formula: see text]mM HG-induced suppressed TGF-β and Smad-2/4 expression; it increased the expressioin level of Smad-7...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359068/the-effect-of-combined-treatment-with-the-pro-renin-receptor-blocker-hrp-and-quinapril-in-type-1-diabetic-rats
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Gábor Kökény, Lilla Fang, Csaba Révész, Miklós M Mózes, Péter Vörös, Gábor Szénási, László Rosivall
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic nephropathy remains a major clinical problem. The effects of prorenin might be adverse, but the literature data are controversial. We compared the renal effects of the (pro)renin receptor ((P)RR) blockade and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition on the progression of diabetic nephropathy in rats. METHODS: Diabetes (DM) was induced by ip. streptozotocin administration in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats, followed by eight weeks of treatment with the (P)RR blocker "handle region" decoy peptide (HRP, 0,1 mg/kg/day) or with the ACE inhibitor Quinapril (Q, 50 mg/kg/day) and grouped as follows: 1...
April 3, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356673/remission-of-post-transplant-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-with-angiotensin-receptor-blockers
#18
S B Bansal, S K Sethi, P Jha, R Duggal, V Kher
Recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is common after kidney transplantation. Plasmapheresis (PP) is considered to be the most effective treatment; however, results are variable and relapse is common after stopping plasmapheresis. Here, we report an unusual case of recurrent FSGS, who achieved complete remission with angiotensin receptor blocker therapy.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355399/comparative-analysis-of-primary-and-secondary-glomerulopathies-in-the-northeast-of-brazil-data-from-the-pernambuco-registry-of-glomerulopathies-repeg
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Denise Maria do Nascimento Costa, Lucila Maria Valente, Pedro Alves da Cruz Gouveia, Filipe Wanick Sarinho, Gisele Vajgel Fernandes, Maria Alina Gomes de Mattos Cavalcante, Camila Barbosa Lyra de Oliveira, Carolina de Andrade Jordão de Vasconcelos, Emanuel Sávio Cavalcante Sarinho
INTRODUCTION: In Brazil, glomerulopathies are the third leading cause of chronic renal disease, accounting for 11% of dialysis patients. Studies on the prevalence of this disease in Northeastern Brazil are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to describe the findings of biopsies and to conduct a comparative analysis on the clinical laboratory presentation of primary glomerulopathies (PG) and secondary glomerulopathies (SG). METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at two public teaching hospitals in the state of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355395/obesity-and-kidney-disease
#20
Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, Ana Carla Sobral Novaes Bentes, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Sheila Maria Alvim de Matos
Obesity has been pointed out as an important cause of kidney diseases. Due to its close association with diabetes and hypertension, excess weight and obesity are important risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Obesity influences CKD development, among other factors, because it predisposes to diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephrosclerosis and focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. Excess weight and obesity are associated with hemodynamic, structural and histological renal changes, in addition to metabolic and biochemical alterations that lead to kidney disease...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
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