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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212178/the-long-journey-through-renal-filtration-new-pieces-in-the-puzzle-of-slit-diaphragm-architecture
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Sara Conti, Luca Perico, Florian Grahammer, Tobias B Huber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The podocyte slit diaphragm is probably the least understood component of the kidney filtration barrier. In this review, we aim to integrate the most recent findings on the molecular make-up and structural architecture of this specialized cell-cell junction into a current concept of glomerular filtration. RECENT FINDINGS: Analysis of cryopreserved mammalian tissue revealed a bipartite composition of the slit diaphragm. Single NEPH1 molecules span the lower part of the slit close to the glomerular basement membrane whereas NEPHRIN molecules are positioned in the apical part toward Bowman's space...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191821/crucial-role-of-mesangial-cell-derived-connective-tissue-growth-factor-in-a-mouse-model-of-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-glomerulonephritis
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Naohiro Toda, Kiyoshi Mori, Masato Kasahara, Akira Ishii, Kenichi Koga, Shoko Ohno, Keita P Mori, Yukiko Kato, Keisuke Osaki, Takashige Kuwabara, Katsutoshi Kojima, Daisuke Taura, Masakatsu Sone, Taiji Matsusaka, Kazuwa Nakao, Masashi Mukoyama, Motoko Yanagita, Hideki Yokoi
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) coordinates the signaling of growth factors and promotes fibrosis. Neonatal death of systemic CTGF knockout (KO) mice has hampered analysis of CTGF in adult renal diseases. We established 3 types of CTGF conditional KO (cKO) mice to investigate a role and source of CTGF in anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis. Tamoxifen-inducible systemic CTGF (Rosa-CTGF) cKO mice exhibited reduced proteinuria with ameliorated crescent formation and mesangial expansion in anti-GBM nephritis after induction...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187981/deglycosylation-of-myeloperoxidase-uncovers-its-novel-antigenicity
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Jun-Tao Yu, Jian-Nan Li, Jia Wang, Xiao-Yu Jia, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a common target antigen of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis and is recognized in one-third of patients with anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease. Our previous study identified over 60% of patients with anti-GBM disease recognizing linear peptides of MPO heavy chain. Here we tested whether aberrant glycosylation alters MPO antigenicity through exposure of neo-epitopes on MPO molecules. Atypical glycosylated MPO molecules, including all possible glycosylation types, were prepared by exoglycosidase and endoglycosidase treatments...
February 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183811/annexin-ii-binding-immunoglobulins-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-and-their-correlation-with-disease-manifestations
#4
Kwok Fan Cheung, Susan Yung, Mel Km Chau, Desmond Yh Yap, Kwok Wah Chan, Cheuk Kwong Lee, Colin So Tang, Tak Mao Chan
Annexin II on mesangial cell surface mediates the binding of anti-dsDNA antibodies and consequent downstream inflammatory and fibrotic processes. We investigated the clinical relevance of circulating annexin II-binding immunoglobulins in patients with severe proliferative lupus nephritis, and renal annexin II expression in relation to progression of nephritis in NZBWF1/J mice. Annexin II-binding immunoglobulins in serum were measured by ELISA. Ultrastructural localization of annexin II was determined by electron microscopy...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183033/diabetic-nephropathy-a-potential-savior-with-rotten-egg-smell
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REVIEW
George J Dugbartey
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is currently the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Despite optimal management, DN is still a major contributor to morbidity and mortality of diabetic patients worldwide. The major pathological alterations in DN include excessive accumulation and deposition of extracellular matrix, leading to expansion of mesangial matrix, thickening of glomerular basement membrane and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. At the molecular level, accumulating evidence suggests that hyperglycemia or high glucose mediates renal injury in DN via multiple molecular mechanisms such as induction of oxidative stress, upregulation of renal transforming growth factor beta-1 expression, production of proinflammatory cytokines, activation of fibroblasts and renin angiotensin system, and depletion of adenosine triphosphate...
November 11, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176019/long-term-treatment-with-egfr-inhibitor-erlotinib-attenuates-renal-inflammatory-cytokines-but-not-nephropathy-in-alport-syndrome-mouse-model
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Kohei Omachi, Rui Miyakita, Ryosuke Fukuda, Yukari Kai, Mary Ann Suico, Tsubasa Yokota, Misato Kamura, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
BACKGROUND: Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary kidney disease caused by mutation of type IV collagen. Loss of collagen network induces collapse of glomerular basement membrane (GBM) structure. The previous studies showed that upregulation of some tyrosine kinase receptors signaling accompanied GBM disorder in AS mouse model. EGFR signaling is one of the well-known receptor kinase signaling that is involved in glomerular diseases. However, whether EGFR signaling is relevant to AS progression is still uninvestigated...
February 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164134/diabetes-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-mechanism-of-their-generation-and-role-in-renal-injury
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REVIEW
Selim Fakhruddin, Wael Alanazi, Keith E Jackson
Diabetes induces the onset and progression of renal injury through causing hemodynamic dysregulation along with abnormal morphological and functional nephron changes. The most important event that precedes renal injury is an increase in permeability of plasma proteins such as albumin through a damaged glomerular filtration barrier resulting in excessive urinary albumin excretion (UAE). Moreover, once enhanced UAE begins, it may advance renal injury from progression of abnormal renal hemodynamics, increased glomerular basement membrane (GBM) thickness, mesangial expansion, extracellular matrix accumulation, and glomerulosclerosis to eventual end-stage renal damage...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155628/matrix-gelatinases-in-atherosclerosis-and-diabetic-nephropathy-progress-and-challenges
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Grigorios G Dimas, Triantafyllos P Didangelos, Dimitrios M Grekas
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc-dependent proteases that degrade components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). In glomerular disease, MMPs are major regulators of ECM degradation as well as structural and functional integrity in the glomerulus. In altered matrix composition diseases, glomerular damage is due to increased degradation of kidney and vessel basement membranes (BMs) by MMPs. MMP -2 and -9 are both considered as the main enzymes that degrade collagen type-IV (coll-IV), which represents the key collagenous component of ECM and constitutes the architectural structure of vessels and glomerular BM...
February 2, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152559/t-cell-responses-to-peptides-of-goodpasture-autoantigen-in-patients-with-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
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Shui-Yi Hu, Xiao-Yu Jia, Qiu-Hua Gu, Chong-Yan Yu, Xu-Yang Cheng, Qi-Zhuang Jin, Fu-de Zhou, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
AIM: Cell-mediated autoimmunity, especially autoreactive T cells, is crucial in the initiation of anti-glomerular membrane (GBM) disease. Epitopes for T cells on Goodpasture autoantigen are not fully defined. This study investigated T cell epitopes in anti-GBM patients, aiming to identify the epitopes and their clinical significance. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were collected from 13 patients with anti-GBM disease. Twenty-four overlapping linear peptides were synthesized covering the whole sequence of human α3(IV)NC1...
February 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139439/neutrophil-protease-cleavage-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-glomeruli-an-anti-thrombotic-mechanism-in-the-kidney
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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/28123632/effects-of-averrhoa-carambola-l-oxalidaceae-juice-mediated-on-hyperglycemia-hyperlipidemia-and-its-influence-on-regulatory-protein-expression-in-the-injured-kidneys-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Hoa Thi Thai Pham, Wansu Huang, Chuangye Han, Juman Li, Qiuqiao Xie, Jinbin Wei, Xiaohui Xu, Zefeng Lai, Xiang Huang, Renbin Huang, Qingwei Wen
Recently, many reports have shown that Averrhoa carambola L. (Oxalidaceae) juice (EACJ) could reduce blood glucose in humans. However, its mechanisms have not been well explored; therefore, our study aimed to investigate the beneficial effects of EACJ on hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and renal injury in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. Those mice were injected with STZ via the tail vein (120 mg/kg body weight) and were identified as diabetic mice when the level of blood glucose was ≥ 11.1 mmol/L...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111009/glomerular-common-gamma-chain-confers-b-and-t-cell-independent-protection-against-glomerulonephritis
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Yosu Luque, Dominique Cathelin, Sophie Vandermeersch, Xiaoli Xu, Julie Sohier, Sandrine Placier, Yi-Chun Xu-Dubois, Kevin Louis, Alexandre Hertig, Jean-Christophe Bories, Florence Vasseur, Fabien Campagne, James P Di Santo, Christian Vosshenrich, Eric Rondeau, Laurent Mesnard
Crescentic glomerulonephritis is a life-threatening renal disease that has been extensively studied by the experimental anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM-GN) model. Although T cells have a significant role in this model, athymic/nude mice and rats still develop severe renal disease. Here we further explored the contribution of intrinsic renal cells in the development of T-cell-independent GN lesions. Anti-GBM-GN was induced in three strains of immune-deficient mice (Rag2(-/-), Rag2(-/-)Il2rg(-/-), and Rag2(-/-)Il2rb(-/-)) that are devoid of either T/B cells or T/B/NK cells...
January 19, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060986/-ultrastructural-alterations-in-renal-biopsy-leading-to-the-diagnosis-of-hiv-infection
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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/28029267/the-pathological-spectrum-associated-with-the-ultrastructural-finding-of-thin-glomerular-basement-membrane-a-tertiary-medical-city-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hala Kfoury, Maria Arafah
BACKGROUND: Thin glomerular basement membrane (GBM) has been noted in several glomerular diseases including IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Fabry's disease, and Alport's syndrome. We conducted this study to investigate the pathological ultrastructural spectrum of thin GBMs, to identify associated diseases, and to measure the GBM thickness in thin GBMs in our adult population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All renal biopsies with thin GBM, diagnosed between 2010 and 2016, were retrieved and reviewed...
December 28, 2016: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028414/goodpasture-syndrome-diagnosed-one-year-and-a-half-after-the-appearance-of-the-first-symptoms-case-report
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Jagoda Stojkovikj, Sead Zejnel, Biljana Gerasimovska, Vesna Gerasimovska, Dragana Stojkovic, Martin Trajkovski, Irina Angelovska, Angela Debreslioska, Smilko Jovanovski
BACKGROUND: Goodpasture syndrome was originally described as an association of alveolar haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis. It occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. AIM: We are presenting a patient with a clinical picture of pulmonary haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis, which is diagnosed by renal biopsy. CASE PRESENTATION: His illness began a year and a half before being diagnosed. In that period he had occasional exacerbations...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004272/rice-bran-protein-hydrolysates-attenuate-diabetic-nephropathy-in-diabetic-animal-model
#16
Kampeebhorn Boonloh, Eun Soo Lee, Hong Min Kim, Mi Hye Kwon, You Mi Kim, Patchareewan Pannangpetch, Bunkerd Kongyingyoes, Upa Kukongviriyapan, Supawan Thawornchinsombut, Eun Young Lee, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Choon Hee Chung
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is an important microvascular complication of uncontrolled diabetes. The features of DN include albuminuria, extracellular matrix alterations, and progressive renal insufficiency. Rice bran protein hydrolysates (RBPs) have been reported to have antihyperglycemic, lipid-lowering, and anti-inflammatory effects in diabetic rats. Our study was to investigate the renoprotective effects of RBP in diabetic animals and mesangial cultured cells. METHODS: Eight-week-old male db/m and db/db mice were orally treated with tap water or RBP (100 or 500 mg/kg/day) for 8 weeks...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998729/in%C3%A2-vivo-imaging-of-inflamed-glomeruli-reveals-dynamics-of-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-glomerular-capillaries
#17
Clare L V Westhorpe, James E Bayard, Kim M O'Sullivan, Pam Hall, Qiang Cheng, A Richard Kitching, Michael J Hickey
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been documented in glomeruli of patients with glomerulonephritis. However, the dynamics of NET formation in the glomerulus and their functional contribution to acute glomerular injury are poorly understood. Herein, we used in vivo multiphoton microscopy to investigate NET formation in the acutely inflamed glomerulus. Glomerular inflammation was induced using an antibody against the glomerular basement membrane. After induction of glomerular inflammation, multiphoton microscopy revealed that approximately 20% of glomeruli contained structures composed of extracellular DNA within the capillaries...
December 17, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988214/characterization-of-glomerular-extracellular-matrix%C3%A2-by-proteomic-analysis-of-laser-captured-microdissected-glomeruli
#18
Liliane Hobeika, Michelle T Barati, Dawn J Caster, Kenneth R McLeish, Michael L Merchant
Abnormal extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling is a prominent feature of many glomerular diseases and is a final common pathway of glomerular injury. However, changes in ECM composition accompanying disease-related remodeling are unknown. The physical properties of ECM create challenges for characterization of composition using standard protein extraction techniques, as the insoluble components of ECM are frequently discarded and many ECM proteins are in low abundance compared to other cell proteins. Prior proteomic studies defining normal ECM composition used a large number of glomeruli isolated from human kidneys retrieved for transplantation or by nephrectomy for cancer...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988210/neuropilin1-regulates-glomerular-function-and-basement-membrane-composition-through-pericytes-in-the-mouse-kidney
#19
Monika Wnuk, Manuel A Anderegg, Werner A Graber, Regula Buergy, Daniel G Fuster, Valentin Djonov
Neuropilin1 (Nrp1) is a co-receptor best known to regulate the development of endothelial cells and is a target of anticancer therapies. However, its role in other vascular cells including pericytes is emergent. The kidney is an organ with high pericyte density and cancer patients develop severe proteinuria following administration of NRP1B-neutralizing antibody combined with bevacizumab. Therefore, we investigated whether Nrp1 regulates glomerular capillary integrity after completion of renal development using two mouse models; tamoxifen-inducible NG2Cre to delete Nrp1 specifically in pericytes and administration of Nrp1-neutralizing antibodies...
December 14, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981771/goodpasture-disease-as-a-consequence-of-melioidosis
#20
D Mackintosh, M Mantha, K Oliver
We describe a case of anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody-mediated disease in association with concomitant Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) bacteraemia. The temporal profile of the illness and initial absence of circulating anti-GBM antibodies, in light of the subsequent definitive histological diagnosis of anti-GBM disease, makes this case interesting and unusual. Additionally, there have been no prior case reports suggesting melioidosis as a cause of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis.
December 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
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