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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051304/consequences-of-advanced-aging-on-renal-function-in-chronic-hyperandrogenemic-female-rat-model-implications-for-aging-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Chetan N Patil, Lorraine C Racusen, Jane F Reckelhoff
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine and reproductive disorder in premenopausal women, characterized by hyperandrogenemia, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation. Women who had PCOS during their reproductive years remain hyperandrogenemic after menopause. The consequence of chronic hyperandrogenemia with advanced aging has not been studied to our knowledge. We have characterized a model of hyperandrogenemia in female rats and have aged them to 22-25 months to mimic advanced aging in hyperandrogenemic women, and tested the hypothesis that chronic exposure to hyperandrogenemia with aging has a deleterious effect on renal function...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050562/renal-sympathetic-denervation-protects%C3%A2-the-failing-heart-via-inhibition-of%C3%A2-neprilysin%C3%A2-activity-in-the-kidney
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David J Polhemus, Rishi K Trivedi, Juan Gao, Zhen Li, Amy L Scarborough, Traci T Goodchild, Kurt J Varner, Huijing Xia, Frank W Smart, Daniel R Kapusta, David J Lefer
BACKGROUND: Sustained sympathetic activation contributes to the progression of myocardial cell injury, cardiac fibrosis, and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of radiofrequency renal nerve denervation (RF-RDN) on the pathobiology of HF and the interaction between the renal sympathetic nerves and natriuretic peptide (NP) metabolism. METHODS: Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) were subjected to 45 min of coronary artery ligation and reperfusion for 12 weeks...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050313/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-employed-exosomes-to-attenuate-aki-ckd-transition-through-tubular-epithelial-cell-dependent-sox9-activation
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Fengming Zhu, Octavia L S Chong Lee Shin, Guangchang Pei, Zhizhi Hu, Juan Yang, Han Zhu, Meng Wang, Jingyi Mou, Jie Sun, Yuxi Wang, Qian Yang, Zhi Zhao, Huzi Xu, Hui Gao, Weiqi Yao, Xiao Luo, Wenhui Liao, Gang Xu, Rui Zeng, Ying Yao
Acute kidney injury (AKI) predisposes patients to an increased risk into progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD), however effective treatments are still elusive. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of human adipose-derived MSCs (hAD-MSCs) in the prevention of AKI-CKD transition, and illuminate the role of Sox9, a vital transcription factor in the development of kidney, in this process. C57BL/6 mice were subjected to unilateral renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) with or without hAD-MSC treatment...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049990/inhibition-of-pten-activity-aggravates-post-renal-fibrosis-in-mice-with-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Jun Zhou, Jiying Zhong, Sen Lin, Zhenxing Huang, Hongtao Chen, Simin Tang, Chengxiang Yang, Youling Fan
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is a common pathophysiological feature of chronic kidney disease. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is defined as an independent causal factor of chronic kidney disease, with a pathological representation of post renal fibrosis. However, the etiopathogenesis underlying post renal fibrosis induced by AKI is not completely understood. METHODS: BALB/c mice were treated with bpv or vehicle controls and were, respectively, the ischemia reperfusion (IR) model group and control group...
October 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049388/an-inducible-mouse-model-of-podocin-mutation-related-nephrotic-syndrome
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Mansoureh Tabatabaeifar, Tanja Wlodkowski, Ivana Simic, Helga Denc, Geraldine Mollet, Stefanie Weber, John Julius Moyers, Barbara Brühl, Michael Joseph Randles, Rachel Lennon, Corinne Antignac, Franz Schaefer
Mutations in the NPHS2 gene, encoding podocin, cause hereditary nephrotic syndrome. The most common podocin mutation, R138Q, is associated with early disease onset and rapid progression to end-stage renal disease. Knock-in mice carrying a R140Q mutation, the mouse analogue of human R138Q, show developmental arrest of podocytes and lethal renal failure at neonatal age. Here we created a conditional podocin knock-in model named NPHS2 R140Q/-, using a tamoxifen-inducible Cre recombinase, which permits to study the effects of the mutation in postnatal life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047363/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-alleviates-renal-fibrosis-and-tubular-cell-apoptosis-through-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-inhibition-in-uuo-rat-models
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Jing Yuan, Yan Shen, Xia Yang, Ying Xie, Xin Lin, Wen Zeng, Yingting Zhao, Maolu Tian, Yan Zha
BACKGROUND: Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) is closely associated with the cytoskeleton, inflammation, wound healing, angiogenesis, apoptosis, and myocardial regeneration, but the effects of Tβ4 treatment on chronic renal tubular interstitial fibrosis (CRTIF) are poorly known. This study aimed to examine the effects of Tβ4 on the renal apoptosis and the expression of transforming growth factor (TGF-β), E-cadherin, and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) in CRTIF rat models. METHODS: Male SD rats were randomized into four groups (sham group, unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) group, UUO + low-dose Tβ4 group, and UUO + high-dose Tβ4 group)...
October 18, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045336/bile-acid-receptors-and-the-kidney
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Michal Herman-Edelstein, Talia Weinstein, Moshe Levi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bile acids act as activating signals of endogenous renal receptors: the nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and the membrane-bound G protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 (GPBAR1, also known as TGR5). In recent years, bile acids have emerged as important for renal pathophysiology by activating FXR and TGR5 and transcription factors relevant for lipid, cholesterol and carbohydrate metabolism, as well as genes involved in inflammation and renal fibrosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Activation of bile acid receptors has a promising therapeutic potential in prevention of diabetic nephropathy and obesity-induced renal damage, as well as in nephrosclerosis...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045335/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-and-renal-disease
#8
Vanessa R Williams, James W Scholey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a pivotal player in the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular and renal systems. Discovery of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), capable of cleaving RAS effector peptide angiotensin (Ang) II into biologically active Ang-(1-7), has increased the complexity of our knowledge of the RAS. ACE2 expression is abundant in the kidney and is thought to provide protection against injury. This review emphasizes current experimental and clinical findings that examine ACE2 in the context of kidney injury and its potential therapeutic impact for treatment of kidney disease...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043663/nephrotoxicity-induced-by-cisplatin-intake-in-experimental-rats-and-therapeutic-approach-of-using-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-spironolactone
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Mohamed M Elseweidy, Mervat E Askar, Sahar E Elswefy, Mohamed Shawky
Chronic kidney disease may lead to subsequent tissue fibrosis. However, many factors can combat injurious stimuli in these tissues aiming to repair, heal, and alleviate any disturbance. Chemokines release, migration of inflammatory cells to the affected site, and activation of fibroblasts for the production of extracellular matrix are commonly observed in this disease. In the last years, many studies have focused on spironolactone (SPL), a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, and its pharmacological effects...
October 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042968/hesperetin-alleviates-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-tubular-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Hong-Wei Wang, Lei Shi, Yan-Ping Xu, Xing-Ya Qin, Qi-Zhi Wang
Hesperetin (HES) is a flavonoid that has been reported to exert protective effects against cardiac remodeling, lung fibrosis and hepatic fibrosis. However, reports on the effects and potential mechanisms of HES in renal fibrosis are limited. In the present study, a unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO) mouse model and a transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-activated normal rat kidney (NRK)-52E cell model were established. HES was subsequently administered to these models to evaluate its anti-fibrotic effects and potential underlying mechanisms of action...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042082/the-proto-oncogene-tyrosine-protein-kinase-src-is-essential-for-macrophage-myofibroblast-transition-during-renal-scarring
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Patrick Ming-Kuen Tang, Shuang Zhou, Chun-Jie Li, Jinyue Liao, Jun Xiao, Qing-Ming Wang, Guang-Yu Lian, Jinhong Li, Xiao-Ru Huang, Ka-Fai To, Chi-Fai Ng, Charing Ching-Ning Chong, Ronald Ching-Wa Ma, Tin-Lap Lee, Hui-Yao Lan
Src activation has been associated with fibrogenesis after kidney injury. Macrophage-myofibroblast transition is a newly identified process to generate collagen-producing myofibroblasts locally in the kidney undergoing fibrosis in a TGF-β/Smad3-dependent manner. The potential role of the macrophage-myofibroblast transition in Src-mediated renal fibrosis is unknown. In studying this by RNA sequencing at single-cell resolution, we uncovered a unique Src-centric regulatory gene network as a key underlying mechanism of macrophage-myofibroblast transition...
October 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039466/rack1-silencing-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Jie Feng, Liyi Xie, Ranran Kong, Yali Zhang, Kehui Shi, Wanhong Lu, Hongli Jiang
The receptor for activated C-kinase 1 (RACK1) is a member of the WD40-repeat family of proteins and has been reported to be implicated in the development of liver fibrosis. However, the role of RACK1 in renal fibrosis remains unclear. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the effects of RACK1 on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-treated human proximal tubular epithelial cells and aimed to elucidate the possible mechanisms responsible for its anti-fibrotic effects. Our results revealed that RACK1 was highly expressed in the renal fibrotic tissues and TGF-β1-treated HK-2 cells...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038068/polymeric-microspheres-for-the-sustained-release-of-a-protein-based-drug-carrier-targeting-the-pdgf%C3%AE-receptor-in-the-fibrotic-kidney
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N Teekamp, F Van Dijk, A Broesder, M Evers, J Zuidema, R Steendam, E Post, J L Hillebrands, H W Frijlink, K Poelstra, L Beljaars, P Olinga, W L J Hinrichs
Injectable sustained release drug delivery systems are an attractive alternative for the intravenous delivery of therapeutic proteins. In particular, for chronic diseases such as fibrosis, this approach could improve therapy by reducing the administration frequency while avoiding large variations in plasma levels. In fibrotic tissues the platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFβR) is highly upregulated, which provides a target for site-specific delivery of drugs. Our aim was to develop an injectable sustained release formulation for the subcutaneous delivery of the PDGFβR-targeted drug carrier protein pPB-HSA, which is composed of multiple PDGFβR-recognizing moieties (pPB) attached to human serum albumin (HSA)...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037450/tissue-expression-of-tubular-injury-markers-is-associated-with-renal-function-decline-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Subin Hwang, Jeeeun Park, Jinhae Kim, Hye Ryoun Jang, Ghee Young Kwon, Wooseong Huh, Yoon-Goo Kim, Dae Joong Kim, Ha Young Oh, Jung Eun Lee
AIMS: The pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is complex and multifactorial; increasing evidence suggests that tubular injury and inflammatory process are involved in disease progression. We investigated the potential association of renal expression of tubular injury markers, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), and inflammatory markers, tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) 1 and 2 with renal progression in pathologically proven diabetic nephropathy (DN)...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036574/differential-expression-of-hypertensive-phenotypes-in-bxd-mouse-strains-in-response-to-angiotensin-ii
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Wenyuan Zhao, Tieqiang Zhao, Yuanjian Chen, Syamal K Bhattacharya, Lu Lu, Yao Sun
BACKGROUND: Besides environmental risk factors, genetic factors play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of primary hypertension. The current study is to unravel whether hypertensive phenotypes vary in mice with different genetic background. METHODS: Hypertension was induced in C57BL/6J (B6), DBA/2J (D2), and 25 BXD strains by administrating angiotensin (Ang)II (2.5 mg/kg/day infused by osmotic minipump) for 4 weeks. Systolic blood pressure was monitored before (baseline) and after 4 weeks of AngII treatment by tail cuff...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034178/retroperitoneal-fibrosis-associated-with-igg4-related-disease-diagnosed-by-prostate-biopsy-developed-with-acute-post-renal-renal-failure-a-case-report
#16
Kohei Inui, Yuki Nakagawa, Hirofumi Watanabe, Go Hasegawa, Yohei Ikeda, Masafumi Tsuchida, Ryo Koda, Noriaki Iino, Tatsuhiko Hoshii, Tsutomu Nishiyama, Yoshihiko Tomita
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January 2018: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034087/spironolactone-in-cardiovascular-disease-an-expanding-universe
#17
REVIEW
John W Funder
Spironolactone has been marketed for over half a century as a 'potassium-sparing diuretic', used primarily in patients with ascites. With the realization that primary aldosteronism is the most common (5-13%) form of secondary hypertension, it has become widely used as a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. More recently, in the wake of the RALES trial, spironolactone in addition to standard therapy has been shown to be very beneficial in heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction. Despite the failure of the TOPCAT trial, spironolactone is being increasingly used in diastolic heart failure (i...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033543/effect-of-echinacoside-on-kidney-fibrosis-by-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smads-signaling-pathway-in-the-db-db-mice-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#18
Fengjuan Tang, Yarong Hao, Xue Zhang, Jian Qin
Kidney fibrosis and renal tubular epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) are the main pathological changes of diabetic nephropathy (DN), which eventually leads to end-stage renal disease. Previous studies have suggested that echinacoside (ECH) is antifibrotic in the liver. However, the effect of ECH on kidney fibrosis in DN and its mechanisms are unknown. This study was performed to explore the effect of ECH on kidney fibrosis and also the molecular mechanisms of ECH in a db/db mice model of DN. Our results showed that, relative to db/db mice, the mice in the ECH group had an improved general state and reduced blood glucose and 24-hour urinary protein levels...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032370/an-immunofluorescence-assay-for-extracellular-matrix-components-highlights-the-role-of-epithelial-cells-in-producing-a-stable-fibrillar-extracellular-matrix
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Omar S Qureshi, Hélène Bon, Breda Twomey, Gill Holdsworth, Kirsty Ford, Marianne Bergin, Linghong Huang, Mariusz Muzylak, Louise J Healy, Vanessa Hurdowar, Timothy S Johnson
Activated fibroblasts are considered major drivers of fibrotic disease progression through the production of excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) in response to signals from damaged epithelial and inflammatory cells. Nevertheless, epithelial cells are capable of expressing components of the ECM, cross-linking enzymes that increase its stability and are sensitive to factors involved in the early stages of fibrosis. We therefore wanted to test the hypothesis that epithelial cells can deposit ECM in response to stimulation in a comparable manner to fibroblasts...
October 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032332/long-term-treatment-with-chaethomellic-acid-a-reduces-glomerulosclerosis-and-arteriolosclerosis-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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António Nogueira, Helena Vala, Carmen Vasconcelos-Nóbrega, Ana Isabel Faustino-Rocha, Carlos André Pires, Aura Colaço, Paula Alexandra Oliveira, Maria João Pires
The high prevalence of end-stage renal disease emphasizes the failure to provide therapies to effectively prevent and/or reverse renal fibrosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term treatment with chaethomellic acid A (CAA), which selectively blocks Ha-Ras farnesylation, on renal mass reduction-induced renal fibrosis. Male Wistar rats were sham-operated (SO) or subjected to 5/6 renal mass reduction (RMR). One week after surgery, rats were placed in four experimental groups: SO:SO rats without treatment (n=13); SO+CAA: SO rats treated with CAA (n=13); RMR:RMR rats without treatment (n=14); and RMR+CAA:RMR rats treated with CAA (n=13)...
October 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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