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proximal epithelial tubular

José A Jiménez-Heffernan, Patricia Muñoz-Hernández, Alberto Canca Velasco, Alwalid Freih Fraih, Julián Cuesta, Pilar González-Peramato, Carlos Olivier-García, Blanca Vicandi
BACKGROUND: Differentiation between normal renal cellular structures and renal tumors can be a diagnostic challenge during fine needle aspiration. It is of particular relevance during percutaneous thermal ablation because of the small size of tumors and when performing rapid on-site evaluation. METHODS: A cyto-histological correlation study assisted by immunocytochemistry was performed. The study was based on 10 nephrectomy specimens. For the identification of proximal tubular cells we used CD10 and α-methylacyl coenzyme A racemase (AMACR)...
March 14, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Jiye Sun, Xuemei Chen, Ting Liu, Xushun Jiang, Yue Wu, Shan Yang, Wei Hua, Zhengdong Li, Huizhe Huang, Xiongzhong Ruan, Xiaogang Du
BACKGROUND Increased lipid accumulation in renal tubular epithelial cells (TECs) contributes to their injury and dysfunction and progression of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Berberine (BBR), a natural plant alkaloid isolated from traditional medicine herbs, is effective in lowing serum lipid, and has a protective effect on chronic kidney disease (CKD) with dyslipidemia, including diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of BBR on palmitate (PA)-induced lipid accumulation and apoptosis in TECs...
March 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Amer Jamalpoor, Rolf W Sparidans, Carla Pou Casellas, Johannes J M Rood, Mansi Joshi, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Manoe J Janssen
Nephropathic cystinosis is characterized by abnormal intralysosomal accumulation of cystine throughout the body causing irreversible damage to various organs, particularly the kidneys. Cysteamine, the currently available treatment, can reduce lysosomal cystine and postpone disease progression. However, cysteamine poses serious side effects and does not address all symptoms of cystinosis. To screen for new treatment options, a rapid and reliable high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to quantify cystine in conditionally immortalized human proximal tubular epithelial cells (ciPTEC)...
March 8, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Yibo Zhuang, Chenhu Wang, Chunfeng Wu, Dan Ding, Fei Zhao, Caiyu Hu, Wei Gong, Guixia Ding, Yue Zhang, Lihong Chen, Guangrui Yang, Chunhua Zhu, Aihua Zhang, Zhanjun Jia, Songming Huang
COX-2/mPGES-1/PGE2 cascade is of importance in the pathogenesis of kidney injury. Meanwhile, recent studies documented a detrimental role of mitochondrial oxidative stress in kidney diseases. The present study was undertaken to investigate the role of mitochondrial oxidative stress in albumin-induced activation of COX-2/mPGES-1/PGE2 cascade in renal proximal tubular cells. Following albumin overload in mice, we observed a significant increase of oxidative stress and mitochondrial abnormality determined by transmission electron microscope, which was attenuated by the administration of MnTBAP, a mitochondrial SOD2 mimic...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Xinxin Chen, Huan Tong, Yu Chen, Chaosheng Chen, Jingjing Ye, Qingfei Mo, Guangju Zhao, Guangliang Hong, Chenfei Zheng, Zhongqiu Lu
Background: The role of Klotho (KL) in sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and the potential relationship between KL and autophagy in septic AKI were investigated. Materials and methods: A murine model of sepsis-induced AKI was established by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Mice undergoing CLP and immortalized proximal tubular epithelial human HK-2 cells that were exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were treated with recombinant KL, autophagy stimulator rapamycin (Rap), and autophagy suppressor 3-methyladenine (3-MA)...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Jing Xiao, Xiaoli Zhang, Chensheng Fu, Qingmei Yang, Ying Xie, Zhenxing Zhang, Zhibin Ye
Hyperuricemia contributes to renal inflammation. We aimed to investigate the role of Na+ -K+ -ATPase (NKA) in hyperuricemia-induced renal tubular injury. Human primary proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTECs) were incubated with uric acid (UA) at increasing doses or for increasing lengths of time. PTECs were then stimulated by pre-incubation with an NKA α1 expression vector or small interfering RNA before UA (100 μg ml-1 , 48 h) stimulation. Hyperuricemic rats were induced by gastric oxonic acid and treated with febuxostat (Feb)...
March 2, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Gorkem Akca, Huseyin Eren, Levent Tumkaya, Tolga Mercantepe, Mustafa Ozan Horsanali, Ezgi Deveci, Eyup Dil, Adnan Yilmaz
PURPOSE: The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the antioxidant effects of astaxanthin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 264.83 ± 7.39 g were randomly divided into six groups of eight animals each. These were constituted as control, olive oil control, astaxanthin control, cisplatin control, 16 mg/kg cisplatin & 25 mg/kg astaxanthin and 16 mg/kg cisplatin & 75 mg/kg astaxanthin groups...
February 26, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Jin Tan, Qi Xie, Shuling Song, Yuyang Miao, Qiang Zhang
BACKGROUND Albumin, as a major urinary protein component, is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease progression. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the main causes of albumin-induced proximal tubule cells injury. Mitophagy is considered as a pivotal protective mechanism for the elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria. The objective of this research was to determine whether albumin overload-induced mitochondrial dysfunction can activate PINK1/Parkin-mediated mitophagy in renal tubular epithelial cells (TECs)...
March 1, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Qian Shi, Suryavathi Viswanadhapalli, William E Friedrichs, Chakradhar Velagapudi, Cédric Szyndralewiez, Shweta Bansal, Manzoor A Bhat, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury, Hanna E Abboud
The mechanism by which TSC2 inactivation or deficiency contributes to the pathology of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is not fully clear. We show that renal angiomyolipomas from TSC patients and kidney cortex from Tsc2+/- mice exhibit elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Downregulation of tuberin (protein encoded by TSC2 gene) in renal proximal tubular epithelial cells significantly increased ROS concomitant with enhanced Nox4. Similarly, we found elevated levels of Nox4 in the renal cortex of Tsc2+/- mice and in the renal angiomyolipomas from TSC patients...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Autumn N Harris, P Richard Grimm, Hyun-Wook Lee, Eric Delpire, Lijuan Fang, Jill W Verlander, Paul A Welling, I David Weiner
Background Hyperkalemia in association with metabolic acidosis that are out of proportion to changes in glomerular filtration rate defines type 4 renal tubular acidosis (RTA), the most common RTA observed, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the associated metabolic acidosis are incompletely understood. We sought to determine whether hyperkalemia directly causes metabolic acidosis and, if so, the mechanisms through which this occurs. Methods We studied a genetic model of hyperkalemia that results from early distal convoluted tubule (DCT)-specific overexpression of constitutively active Ste20/SPS1-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (DCT-CA-SPAK)...
February 26, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Yiru Wu, Liyan Wang, Xiaoqi Wang, Yahui Wang, Qidong Zhang, Wenhu Liu
BACKGROUND: Renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF) is a common pathway for progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage renal disease. In our previous study, it has been provided that renalase can ameliorate renal interstitial fibrosis in unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) rats. The other mechanism of renalase to alleviate renal fibrosis should be explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the role of oxidative stress in UUO rats and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in human proximal renal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells and examined the association of renalase...
February 23, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Baoping Zhou, Yange Wang, Chunlei Zhang, Guolin Yang, Fan Zhang, Boyang Yu, Chengzhi Chai, Zhengyu Cao
Two new acylated β-hydroxynitrile glycosides, ribemansides A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the aerial parts of Ribes manshuricum. Their structures were elucidated by comprehensive spectroscopic analysis. Ribemansides A and B inhibited transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1)-induced expression of α-smooth muscle actin, fibronectin release, and changes in cell morphology in the human proximal tubular epithelial cell line (human kidney-2, HK-2). Further biological evaluation demonstrated that both 1 and 2 inhibit the activity of canonical transient receptor potential cation channel 6 (TRPC6), with IC50 values of 24...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
Cinthya Santos Cirqueira, Aloisio Sousa Felipe-Silva, Alda Wakamatsu, Lidiane Vieira Marins, Eziel Cavalcanti Rocha, Evandro Sobroza de Mello, Venâncio Avancini Ferreira Alves
Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) is a multi-specific organic anion transporter predominantly expressed in the canalicular membrane of hepatocytes, epithelial cells from gallbladder and apical membranes of proximal tubular kidney epithelium whereas multidrug resistance-associated protein 3 (MRP3) is present in the basolateral membrane of hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. This study aims to detect the expression of these transporters in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and in cholangiocarcinoma (CC), searching for evidences for future studies on differential diagnosis and on clinical essays...
February 20, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Jordi Vilardell, Estefania Alcaraz, Eduard Sarró, Enric Trilla, Thaïs Cuadros, Inés de Torres, Maria Plana, Santiago Ramón Y Cajal, Lorenzo A Pinna, Maria Ruzzene, Juan Morote, Anna Meseguer, Emilio Itarte
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common and aggressive subtype of renal cancer. STAT3 pathway is altered in these tumors and p-STAT3 Ser727 is an independent prognostic factor for ccRCC. Protein kinase CK2 is altered in different types of tumors and overexpression of CK2α is considered predictive of bad prognosis and metastatic risk. CK2 subunits analyses in ccRCC samples showed increased CK2α/α' nuclear content in all cases, but decreased cytosolic CK2β (CK2βcyt) levels in the more advanced tumors...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
S-B Zheng, Y Zheng, L-W Jin, Z-H Zhou, Z-Y Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of microvesicles containing microRNA-21 in renal interstitial fibrosis and its possible mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The renal interstitial fibrosis model was established by unilateral ureteral obstruction, and proximal tubule epithelial cell line (NRK52E) was used for cell model. The phenotype changes of the microvesicles containing microRNA-21 secreted by tubule cells during fibrosis were detected, and possible mechanisms responsible for the process were also analyzed...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Philipp F Secker, Sascha Beneke, Nadja Schlichenmaier, Johannes Delp, Simon Gutbier, Marcel Leist, Daniel R Dietrich
Recent FDA Drug Safety Communications report an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients treated with the gliflozin class of sodium/glucose co-transport inhibitors indicated for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. To identify a potential rationale for the latter, we used an in vitro human renal proximal tubule epithelial cell model system (RPTEC/TERT1), physiologically representing human renal proximal tubule function. A targeted metabolomics approach, contrasting gliflozins to inhibitors of central carbon metabolism and mitochondrial function, revealed a double mode of action for canagliflozin, but not for its analogs dapagliflozin and empagliflozin...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Ina Maria Schiessl, Alexandra Grill, Katharina Fremter, Dominik Steppan, Maj-Kristina Hellmuth, Hayo Castrop
BACKGROUND: The kidney is considered to be a structurally stable organ with limited baseline cellular turnover. Nevertheless, single cells must be constantly replaced to conserve the functional integrity of the organ. PDGF chain B (PDGF-BB) signaling through fibroblast PDGF receptor- β (PDGFR β ) contributes to interstitial-epithelial cell communication and facilitates regenerative functions in several organs. However, the potential role of interstitial cells in renal tubular regeneration has not been examined...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Mercedes N Munkonda, Shareef Akbari, Chloe Landry, Suzy Sun, Fengxia Xiao, Maddison Turner, Chet E Holterman, Rania Nasrallah, Richard L Hébert, Christopher R J Kennedy, Dylan Burger
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a hallmark of advanced diabetic kidney disease that is linked to a decline in renal function, however the pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood. Microparticles (MPs) are 100-1000 nm vesicles shed from injured cells that are implicated in intercellular signalling. Our lab recently observed the formation of MPs from podocytes and their release into urine of animal models of type 1 and 2 diabetes and in humans with type 1 diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of podocyte MPs in tubular epithelial cell fibrotic responses...
2018: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
Leslie S Gewin
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is the hallmark of chronic kidney disease and best predictor of renal survival. Many different cell types contribute to TIF progression including tubular epithelial cells, myofibroblasts, endothelia, and inflammatory cells. Previously, most of the attention has centered on myofibroblasts given their central importance in extracellular matrix production. However, emerging data focuses on how the response of the proximal tubule, a specialized epithelial segment vulnerable to injury, plays a central role in TIF progression...
February 6, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Richard Van Krieken, Mandeep Marway, Pavithra Parthasarathy, Neel Mehta, Alistar J Ingram, Bo Gao, Joan C Krepinsky
Sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) is an important potential mediator of kidney fibrosis, and is known to be upregulated in diabetic nephropathy. Here we evaluate the effectiveness of SREBP inhibition as treatment for diabetic nephropathy.Type 1 diabetes was induced in uninephrectomized male CD1 mice with streptozotocin. Mice were treated with the SREBP inhibitor fatostatin for 12 weeks. At endpoint, kidney function and pathology were assessed. Fatostatin inhibited the increase of both isoforms of SREBP (1 and 2) in diabetic kidneys...
February 5, 2018: Endocrinology
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