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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183278/a-rare-case-of-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-castleman-s-disease
#1
Anubha Mutneja, L Nicholas Cossey, Helen Liapis, Ying Maggie Chen
BACKGROUND: Castleman's disease (CD) is an uncommon, heterogeneous lympho-proliferative disorder leading to high circulating levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Renal involvement has been only described in a limited number of small studies. Herein, we report a rare case of renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) associated with CD and investigate the podocyte expression of VEGF in the renal biopsy prior to initiation of treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old male presented with fever, diarrhea, diffuse lymphadenopathy, ascites and acute kidney injury...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181422/hmgb1-contributes-to-glomerular-endothelial-cell-injury-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-through-enhancing-endothelium-neutrophil-interactions
#2
Chen Wang, Dong-Yuan Chang, Min Chen, Ming-Hui Zhao
Our previous studies demonstrated that high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1), a typical damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) protein, is associated with the disease activity of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). Moreover, HMGB1 participates in ANCA-induced neutrophil activation. The current study aimed to investigate whether HMGB1 regulated the interaction between neutrophils and glomerular endothelial cells (GEnC) in the presence of ANCA. Correlation analysis on HMGB1 levels in AAV patients and soluble intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) levels or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels, which are markers of endothelial cell activation, was performed...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164557/the-detection-of-urinary-podocytes-from-drug-induced-glomerular-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-advanced-cancer-patients
#3
Joichi Usui, Chie Yokoyama, Masahiro Hagiwara, Kai Hirayasu, Takahiro Kojima, Takayuki Yoshino, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Masanori Hara, Kunihiro Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Focusing on glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), we detected urinary podocytes to evaluate podocyte damage following glomerular endothelial cell injury. METHODS: We analyzed the relationship between urinary podocytes as biomarkers for podocyte injuries and clinical manifestations in five patients of anti-cancer-drug-induced glomerular TMA. RESULTS: Cancer in all five patients was advanced, including 4 cases of renal cell carcinoma treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and one with intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma treated with gemcitabine...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148530/usp40-gene-knockdown-disrupts-glomerular-permeability-in-zebrafish
#4
Hisashi Takagi, Yukino Nishibori, Kan Katayama, Tomohisa Katada, Shohei Takahashi, Zentaro Kiuchi, Shin-Ichiro Takahashi, Hiroyasu Kamei, Hayato Kawakami, Yoshihiro Akimoto, Akihiko Kudo, Katsuhiko Asanuma, Hiromu Takematsu, Kunimasa Yan
Unbiased transcriptome profiling and functional genomics approaches have identified ubiquitin specific protease 40 (USP40) as a highly specific glomerular transcript. This gene product remains uncharacterized, and its biological function is completely unknown. Here, we showed that mouse and rat glomeruli exhibit specific expression of the USP40 protein, which migrated at 150 kDa and was exclusively localized in the podocyte cytoplasm of the adult kidney. Double-labeling immunofluorescence staining and confocal microscopy analysis of fetal and neonate kidney samples revealed that USP40 was also expressed in the vasculature, including in glomerular endothelial cells at the premature stage...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139439/neutrophil-protease-cleavage-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-glomeruli-an-anti-thrombotic-mechanism-in-the-kidney
#5
Ramesh Tati, Ann-Charlotte Kristoffersson, Minola Manea Hedström, Matthias Mörgelin, Jörgen Wieslander, Cees van Kooten, Diana Karpman
Adequate cleavage of von Willebrand factor (VWF) prevents formation of thrombi. ADAMTS13 is the main VWF-cleaving protease and its deficiency results in development of thrombotic microangiopathy. Besides ADAMTS13 other proteases may also possess VWF-cleaving activity, but their physiological importance in preventing thrombus formation is unknown. This study investigated if, and which, proteases could cleave VWF in the glomerulus. The content of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) was studied as a reflection of processes occurring in the subendothelial glomerular space...
January 24, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137583/nod2-promotes-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-glomerular-endothelial-cells-via-mek-erk-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#6
Jin Shang, Ya Zhang, Yumin Jiang, Zhenzhen Li, Yiqi Duan, Luyao Wang, Jing Xiao, Zhanzheng Zhao
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) of glomerular vascular endothelial cells (GEnCs) is now considered to play a critical role in diabetic nephropathy (DN). NOD2 is newly discovered to be closely related to DN renal injury. However, the relationship between NOD2 and EndMT of GEnCs has never been reported. In the present study, we found that NOD2 over-expression was positively correlated with the severity of DN injury in human renal biopsy samples. Immunohistochemical staining of DN renal slices showed gradual absence of endothelial character and gain of mesenchymal character, both of which were associated with NOD2 over-expression...
January 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112392/intracellular-transcytosis-of-albumin-in-glomerular-endothelial-cells-after-endocytosis-through-caveolae
#7
Takahito Moriyama, Kayo Sasaki, Kazunori Karasawa, Keiko Uchida, Kosaku Nitta
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We previously described albumin endocytosis through caveolae in human renal glomerular endothelial cells (HRGECs). This suggested a new albumin transcytosis pathway, in addition to the fenestral pathway. As a next step, we investigated albumin transcytosis in HRGECs after caveolar endocytosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: HRGECs were incubated with Alexa Fluor 488-labeled bovine serum albumin from 0 to 360 minutes. Next, markers for endosomes, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), golgi apparatus (GA), lysosomes and proteasomes and Fc receptors, microtubules and actin were monitored by immunofluorescence...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101903/development-and-characterization-of-anti-glycopeptide-monoclonal-antibodies-against-human-podoplanin-using-glycan-deficient-cell-lines-generated-by-crispr-cas9-and-talen
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Mika K Kaneko, Takuro Nakamura, Ryusuke Honma, Satoshi Ogasawara, Yuki Fujii, Shinji Abe, Michiaki Takagi, Hiroyuki Harada, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Yasuhiko Nishioka, Yukinari Kato
Human podoplanin (hPDPN), which binds to C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2), is involved in platelet aggregation and cancer metastasis. The expression of hPDPN in cancer cells or cancer-associated fibroblasts indicates poor prognosis. Human lymphatic endothelial cells, lung-type I alveolar cells, and renal glomerular epithelial cells express hPDPN. Although numerous monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against hPDPN are available, they recognize peptide epitopes of hPDPN. Here, we generated a novel anti-hPDPN mAb, LpMab-21...
January 19, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081450/heparanase-driven-inflammation-from-the-ages-stimulated-macrophages-changes-the-functions-of-glomerular-endothelial-cells
#9
Guang Xu, Qiaojing Qin, Min Yang, Zhongdong Qiao, Yong Gu, Jianying Niu
AIMS: Amounts of macrophages were infiltrated in glomeruli in diabetic nephropathy. Heparanase has been thought to be closely related to proteinuria. Our aims were to determine the effect of heparanase on the inflammation in AGEs-stimulated macrophages and its role on the functions of glomerular endothelial cells (GEnCs). METHODS: The expression of inflammation cytokines in macrophages were assayed by q-RT PCR, western, and ELISA. Then western was used to measure the expression of RAGE and key proteins in NF-κB pathway in macrophages...
December 30, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078995/sphingolipids-in-genetic-and-acquired-forms-of-chronic-kidney-diseases
#10
Norishi Ueda
Sphingolipids (SLs) regulate apoptosis, proliferation, and stress response. SLs, including ceramide, glycosphingolipids (glucosylceramide, lactosylceramide, and gangliosides) and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), play a role in the pathogenesis and progression of genetic (lysosomal storage disease, congenital nephrotic syndrome and polycystic kidney disease) and non-genetic forms of chronic kidney diseases (CKDs). SLs metabolism defects promote complications (cardiovascular events, etc.) via oxidant stress in CKDs...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072729/hypertonic-saline-protects-brain-endothelial-cells-against-hypoxia-correlated-to-the-levels-of-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE
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Sheng-Long Chen, Yi-Yu Deng, Qiao-Sheng Wang, Yong-Li Han, Wen-Qiang Jiang, Ming Fang, Bei Hu, Zhi-Xin Wu, Lin-Qiang Huang, Hong-Ke Zeng
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify the protective effect of hypertonic saline (HS) on brain endothelial cells under hypoxic conditions and the relevant underlying mechanism. METHODS: bEnd.3 cells were treated with oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced injury. To measure HS performance, cell viability was determined using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium salt assay, and cell apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry and Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase UTP nick-end labeling staining...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063595/the-mitochondrial-targeted-peptide-ss-31-improves-glomerular-architecture-in-mice-of-advanced-age
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Mariya T Sweetwyne, Jeffrey W Pippin, Diana G Eng, Kelly L Hudkins, Ying Ann Chiao, Matthew D Campbell, David J Marcinek, Charles E Alpers, Hazel H Szeto, Peter S Rabinovitch, Stuart J Shankland
Although age-associated changes in kidney glomerular architecture have been described in mice and man, the mechanisms are unknown. It is unclear if these changes can be prevented or even reversed by systemic therapies administered at advanced age. Using light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, our results showed glomerulosclerosis with injury to mitochondria in glomerular epithelial cells in mice aged 26 months (equivalent to a 79-year-old human). To test the hypothesis that reducing mitochondrial damage in late age would result in lowered glomerulosclerosis, we administered the mitochondrial targeted peptide, SS-31, to aged mice...
January 4, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062568/renal-collectrin-protects-against-salt-sensitive-hypertension-and-is-downregulated-by-angiotensin-ii
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Pei-Lun Chu, Joseph C Gigliotti, Sylvia Cechova, Gabor Bodonyi-Kovacs, Fang Chan, Donna Lee Ralph, Nancy Howell, Kambiz Kalantari, Alexander L Klibanov, Robert M Carey, Alicia A McDonough, Thu H Le
Collectrin, encoded by the Tmem27 gene, is a transmembrane glycoprotein with approximately 50% homology with angiotensin converting enzyme 2, but without a catalytic domain. Collectrin is most abundantly expressed in the kidney proximal tubule and collecting duct epithelia, where it has an important role in amino acid transport. Collectrin is also expressed in endothelial cells throughout the vasculature, where it regulates L-arginine uptake. We previously reported that global deletion of collectrin leads to endothelial dysfunction, augmented salt sensitivity, and hypertension...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060986/-ultrastructural-alterations-in-renal-biopsy-leading-to-the-diagnosis-of-hiv-infection
#14
Jorge Vega, M Elizabeth Barthel, Gonzalo P Méndez
HIV infection has different clinical presentations. We report a 21-year-old male with longstanding isolated microscopic hematuria attributed to thin glomerular basement membrane disease, who after 15 years of follow-up presented with significant proteinuria. A kidney biopsy was performed, revealing the presence of tubulo-reticular inclusions in the glomerular endothelial cells. This finding led to suspect an HIV infection, which was verified. Antiretroviral therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensin II receptor blockers were prescribed...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054559/the-rhoa-rock-pathway-ameliorates-adhesion-and-inflammatory-infiltration-induced-by-ages-in-glomerular-endothelial-cells
#15
Jialing Rao, Zengchun Ye, Hua Tang, Cheng Wang, Hui Peng, Weiyan Lai, Yin Li, Wanbing Huang, Tanqi Lou
A recent study demonstrated that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play a role in monocyte infiltration in mesangial areas in diabetic nephropathy. The Ras homolog gene family, member A Rho kinase (RhoA/ROCK) pathway plays a role in regulating cell migration. We hypothesized that the RhoA/ROCK pathway affects adhesion and inflammation in endothelial cells induced by AGEs. Rat glomerular endothelial cells (rGECs) were cultured with AGEs (80 μg/ml) in vitro. The ROCK inhibitor Y27632 (10 nmol/l) and ROCK1-siRNA were used to inhibit ROCK...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006782/indoxyl-sulfate-impairs-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-might-contribute-to-vascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Cheng-Jui Lin, Chih-Jen Wu, Pei-Chen Wu, Chi-Feng Pan, Tuan-Jen Wang, Fang-Ju Sun, Hsuan-Liang Liu, Han-Hsiang Chen, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Indoxyl sulfate (IS) is a protein-bound uremic toxin that accumulates in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We explored the effect of IS on human early endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and analyzed the correlation between serum IS levels and parameters of vascular function, including endothelial function in a CKD-based cohort. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with 128 stable CKD patients was conducted. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD), pulse wave velocity (PWV), ankle brachial index, serum IS and other biochemical parameters were measured and analyzed...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003079/leukocyte-derived-microvesicles-dock-on-glomerular-endothelial-cells-stardust-in-the-kidney
#17
Matthias Mack
Microvesicles are released from the plasma membrane of various cell types, can be taken up by other cells, and can transport membrane proteins and cytosolic contents between cells. Kahn et al. demonstrate that leukocyte-derived microvesicles bearing B1-kinin receptors are enriched in the plasma of vasculitis patients and dock on endothelial cells in the glomerulus. Cell culture experiments suggest that B1-receptors transferred by these microvesicles are functionally active on acceptor cells.
January 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998645/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-monoclonal-gammopathy
#18
Aishwarya Ravindran, Ronald S Go, Fernando C Fervenza, Sanjeev Sethi
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare disease comprising of a diverse set of disorders linked by a common histologic finding of endothelial injury. Monoclonal immunoglobulins may act as a potential trigger in the pathogenesis of TMA. To determine the prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy and clinicopathological features of TMA associated with monoclonal immunoglobulin, we performed a retrospective study in adults (18 and older) with a clinical diagnosis of TMA. Of 146 patients with TMA, we detected monoclonal immunoglobulin in 20 patients (13...
December 17, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995418/the-effects-of-sildenafil-citrate-on-urinary-podocin-and-nephrin-mrna-expression-in-an-l-name-model-of-pre-eclampsia
#19
Sooraj Baijnath, Saravanakumar Murugesan, Irene Mackraj, Prem Gathiram, Jagidesa Moodley
We investigated the effects of sildenafil citrate (SC) on podocyturia in N (ω)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME) model of pre-eclampsia (PE). One hundred and twenty Sprague-Dawley rats (SDR) were divided into five groups like pregnant control (PC), early-onset PE (EOPE), late-onset PE(LOPE), early and late-onset PE with SC-treated groups [EOPE (SC); LOPE (SC)]. PE was induced in SDR by oral administration of L-NAME in drinking water for 4-8 days for EOPE and 8-14 day for LOPE. The blood pressure, urine volume and total urine protein were increased in EOPE and LOPE groups when compared to PC, and all the above parameters decreased in EOPE (SC) and LOPE (SC) groups when compared to EOPE and LOPE groups, respectively...
March 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990791/the-role-of-carbon-adsorbent-in-the-conservative-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Toshimitsu Niwa
Indoxyl sulfate is a uremic toxin, and cannot be removed efficiently by hemodialysis due to its protein-binding. Indoxyl sulfate induces cellular dysfunction by producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as superoxide by activating nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase, and by activating aryl hydrocarbon receptor through its uptake via organic anion transporters (OAT1 and OAT3). Indoxyl sulfate shows toxic effects on a variety of cells such as renal proximal tubular cells, glomerular mesangial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells, vascular endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibroblasts, monocytes, osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and myocytes...
December 16, 2016: Panminerva Medica
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