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Ya-Kun Li, Dong-Xia Ma, Zhi-Min Wang, Xiao-Fan Hu, Shang-Lin Li, Hong-Zhe Tian, Meng-Jun Wang, Yan-Wen Shu, Jun Yang
Renal fibrosis is recognized as the common route of all chronic kidney disease (CKD) progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Additionally, accumulating evidence suggests that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a significant role in the process of renal fibrogenesis. Liraglutide is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that has been widely used to treat type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have demonstrated that the GLP-1 analogs could also exert protective effects in cardiac fibrosis models...
March 9, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Shouzhe Lin, Dameng Lian, Weihua Liu, Aaron Haig, Ian Lobb, Ahmed Hijazi, Hassan Razvi, Jeremy Burton, Matthew Whiteman, Alp Sener
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of slow-releasing H2 S donor GYY4137 on post-obstructive renal function and injury following unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) by using the UUO and reimplantation (UUO-R) model in rats and to elucidate potential mechanisms by using an in vitro model of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). METHODS: Male Lewis rats underwent UUO at the left ureterovesical junction. From post-obstructive day (POD) 1-13, rats received daily intraperitoneal (IP) injection of phosphate buffered saline (PBS, 1 mL) or GYY4137 (200 μmol/kg/day in 1 mL PBS, IP)...
March 6, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
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
Fang-Hua Qi, Ping-Ping Cai, Xiang Liu, Guo-Min Si
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a critical step and key factor during renal fibrosis. Preventing renal tubular EMT is important for delaying the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). P311, a highly conserved 8-kDa intracellular protein, has been indicated as an important factor in myofibroblast transformation and in the progression of fibrosis. However, the related studies on P311 on renal fibrosis are limited and the mechanisms of P311 in the progression of renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis remain largely unknown...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Li Ling, Zhen Tan, Changning Zhang, Shuyan Gui, Yuanyuan Hu, Libo Chen
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common complications associated with type I and II diabetes mellitus. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in various physiological and pathological processes, and recent evidence has demonstrated that they are involved in the process of the epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT). In the present study, the potential functions of lncRNA ENSRNOG00000037522 during the EMT process in DN were investigated. The results identified that the level of the lncRNA ENSRNOG00000037522 was significantly increased in kidney tissues collected from rats with streptozocin (STZ)‑induced DN accompanied by impairment of the glomerular podocytes...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Duk-Hee Kang
BACKGROUND: Although the clinical implication of hyperuricemia in chronic kidney disease has been an issue of active debate, recent data suggested a causative role of uric acid (UA) in the development of renal disease. Afferent arteriopathy, an induction of oxidative stress and an activation of local inflammation, have been regarded as the mechanisms of UA-induced renal disease, which contribute to glomerular hypertrophy and interstitial fibrosis via endothelial dysfunction. However, there have been rare studies on the direct effect of UA on phenotype transition of renal cells such as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) or endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT)...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Michael Hultström, Mediha Becirovic-Agic, Sofia Jönsson
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a syndrome of reduced glomerular filtration rate and urine production caused by a number of different diseases. It is associated with renal tissue damage. This tissue damage can cause tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis that leads to nephron loss and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This review describes the in-common mechanisms behind tissue damage in AKI caused by different underlying diseases. Comparing six high-quality microarray studies of renal gene expression after AKI in disease models (gram-negative sepsis, gram-positive sepsis, ischemia-reperfusion, malignant hypertension, rhabdomyolysis, and cisplatin toxicity) identified 5,254 differentially expressed genes in at least one of the AKI models; 66% of genes were found only in one model, showing that there are unique features to AKI depending on the underlying disease...
March 1, 2018: Physiological Genomics
Sang Jun Han, Jin Ki Jung, Seung-Soon Im, Seong-Ryong Lee, Byeong-Churl Jang, Kwon Moo Park, Jee In Kim
Primary cilium is a microtubule-based non-motile organelle that plays critical roles in kidney pathophysiology. Our previous studies revealed that the lengths of primary cilia decreased upon renal ischemia/reperfusion injury and oxidative stress, and restored with recovery. Here, we tested the hypothesis that lack of primary cilium causes epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of kidney tubule cells. We investigated the alteration of length of primary cilia in TGF-β-induced EMT via visualization of primary cilia by fluorescence staining against acetylated α-tubulin...
January 11, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xing Zhao, Gang Luo, Yan Fan, Xiaoxue Ma, Jieqing Zhou, Hong Jiang
Renal interstitial fibrosis is the most common process by which chronic kidney diseases progress to end-stage renal failure. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions (EMTs) play a crucial role in the progression of renal interstitial fibrosis. A newly identified cytokine, interleukin-like EMT inducer (ILEI), has been linked to EMT in some diseases. However, the effects of ILEI on renal tubular EMT have not yet been well established. Here, we characterize the expression of ILEI in tubular EMT and describe the role and mechanism of ILEI in transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1)-induced renal tubular EMT...
January 15, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Function
Bo Liu, Fengxia Ding, Dong Hu, Yu Zhou, Chunlan Long, Lianju Shen, Yuanyuan Zhang, Deying Zhang, Guanghui Wei
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is characterized by infiltration of interstitial inflammatory cells and release of inflammatory mediators, activation and proliferation of fibroblasts, and deposition of excessive extracellular matrix (ECM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell (hucMSC) conditioned medium (CM) on renal tubulointerstitial inflammation and fibrosis. METHODS: Renal interstitial fibrosis was prepared in vivo using the unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)...
January 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Imen Mezni, Pierre Galichon, Mohammed Mongi Bacha, Yi-Chun Xu-Dubois, Imen Sfar, David Buob, Sabrina Benbouzid, Rim Goucha, Yousr Gorgi, Ezzedine Abderrahim, Mondher Ounissi, Karine Dahan, Nacera Ouali, Alexandre Hertig, Isabelle Brocheriou, Aly Raies, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Éric Rondeau
Renal allograft loss is most often a chronic process, irrespective of the mechanism at stake. In this prospective study, we studied the expression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers vimentin and β-catenin by immunohistochemistry in the surveillance biopsy and measured the mRNA encoding vimentin (VIM), CD45, GAPDH and uroplakin 1a (UPK) by quantitative PCR in urinary cells in 75 renal transplant patients. The aim is to establish a simple screening test for chronic renal allograft dysfunction...
January 8, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Xiaoxuan Ning, Kun Zhang, Qingfeng Wu, Minna Liu, Shiren Sun
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a pathological process that occurs in a variety of diseases, including organ fibrosis. Twist1, a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, is involved in EMT and plays significant roles in various fibrotic diseases. Suppression of the EMT process represents a promising approach for the treatment of fibrotic diseases. In this review, we discuss the roles and the underlying molecular mechanisms of Twist1 in fibrotic diseases, including those affecting kidney, lung, skin, oral submucosa and other tissues...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Seung Hee Yang, Yong Chul Kim, Jung Nam An, Jin Hyuk Kim, Juhoh Lee, Hee-Yoon Lee, Joo-Youn Cho, Jin Ho Paik, Yun Kyu Oh, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
Background: Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) expressed by endothelial cells catalyzes the metabolism of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), which are vasoactive agents. Methods: We used a unilateral ureteral obstruction mouse model of kidney fibrosis to determine whether inhibition of sEH activity reduces fibrosis, the final common pathway for chronic kidney disease. Results: sEH activity was inhibited by continuous release of the inhibitor 12-(3-adamantan-1-ylureido)-dodecanoic acid (AUDA) for 1 or 2 weeks...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Minna Liu, Limin Liu, Ming Bai, Lei Zhang, Feng Ma, Xiaoxia Yang, Shiren Sun
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by chronic hypoxia is one of the critical causes of renal fibrosis. Previous work reported that the transcription factors Twist plays an important role in hypoxia-induced EMT and renal fibrosis. Recent evidence indicates that miR-214 was regulated by Twist in many fibrotic diseases, but their role in hypoxia-induced EMT and renal fibrosis remains unknown. Here, we found that hypoxia significantly upregulated the expression of miR-214-3p in HK-2 cells, unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) nephropathy and patients with chronic kidney disease...
December 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yu-Lin Man, Hong-Liang Rui, Yi-Pu Chen, Guo-Qin Wang, Li-Jun Sun, Hong Cheng
Autophagy plays an essential role in cellular homeostasis in kidney. Previous studies have found that aristolochic acid (AA) can induce autophagy of renal tubular epithelial cells and epithelial-to-myofibroblast transition (EMT). However, the relationship between AA-induced autophagy and EMT is unclear. Our results showed that, after AA stimulation, the appearance of autophagy preceded EMT. Autophagy of HKC cells began to increase gradually from the 3rd hour, reached the peak at 12th hour, and then weakened gradually until 36th hour; the EMT process of HKC continued to increase from 6th hour to 36th hour after AA stimulation...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Chenkui Miao, Chao Liang, Ye Tian, Aiming Xu, Jundong Zhu, Kai Zhao, Jianzhong Zhang, Yibo Hua, Shouyong Liu, Huiyu Dong, Chao Zhang, Shifeng Su, Pu Li, Chao Qin, Zengjun Wang
The calpain 2 (CAPN2) is upregulated in various malignant carcinomas. Previous studies have reported that CAPN2 functioned as an oncogenic factor in human cancers. However, its clinical role and potential effects on cell metastasis and proliferation in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remain unknown. In this study, we evaluated the mRNA and protein levels of CAPN2 in human RCC specimens, matched normal specimens, and RCC cell lines using quantitative Real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot. Immunohistochemistry of 74 RCC tissues in a tissue microarrays (TMAs) and normal kidney tissues were performed...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Wen-Bin Tang, Linfeng Zheng, Renheng Yan, Jiayi Yang, Jianping Ning, Linlin Peng, Qiaoling Zhou, Liping Chen
BACKGROUND: Recent study found that microRNA (miRNA) are involved in diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The objective of this study is to determine the role of miR302a-3p in the process of renal epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in DKD. METHODS: The miRNA expression profiling of the cell line stimulated by high glucose was performed by a microarray analysis. Then real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine the expression of one of the miRNAs significantly upregulated in cell line stimulated by high glucose, miR302a-3p...
2018: Nephron
Maciej Haberka, Michał Lelek, Tomasz Bochenek, Adam Kowalówka, Rafał Młynarski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Zbigniew Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment based on conventional risk factors has a limited performance in the prediction of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, our aim was to provide a complete assessment on the associations between single or combined cardiovascular ultrasound indexes and the complexity of CAD in high and very-high risk patients. METHODS: Two hundred fifteen patients scheduled for elective coronary angiography were enrolled in the study (F/M: 80/135 pts; age: 61...
January 2018: Atherosclerosis
Ting Cai, Danqin Sun, Ying Duan, Yumei Qiu, Chunsun Dai, Junwei Yang, Weichun He
β-Catenin signalling plays an important role in regulating tubular epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), an indispensable programme for driving renal fibrosis. As an adapter protein, four and a half LIM domain protein 2 (FHL2) acts as a coregulator of β-catenin in several other cell types. To determine whether FHL2 affects β-catenin signalling and thus is involved in tubular EMT, we examined its expression and function in the process of TGF-β1-induced EMT. FHL2 mRNA and protein were induced by TGF-β1 in rat tubular epithelial cells (NRK-52E), an effect that intracellular Smad signalling was required...
March 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Chunchun Zhao, Zhen Xu, Zijie Wang, Chuanjian Suo, Jun Tao, Zhijian Han, Min Gu, Ruoyun Tan
BACKGROUND: Chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) is characterized by allograft kidney interstitial fibrosis, the underlying mechanism of which is unclear. Our aim was to elucidate the role and mechanism of TNF-α-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in transplant kidney tubular interstitial fibrosis. METHODS: Human kidney tissues from normal volunteers and CAD patients were assessed using periodic acid-Schiff, Masson trichrome and immunohistochemical staining...
February 5, 2018: Gene
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