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B Yun, T Zhang, M A K Azad, J Wang, C J Nowell, P Kalitsis, T Velkov, D F Hudson, J Li
Increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant bacteria presents an imminent risk to global health. Polymyxins are 'last-resort' antibiotics against Gram-negative 'superbugs'; however, nephrotoxicity remains a key impediment in their clinical use. Molecular mechanisms underlying this nephrotoxicity remain poorly defined. Here, we examined the pathways which led to polymyxin B induced cell death in vitro and in vivo. Human proximal tubular cells were treated with polymyxin B (12.5-100 μM) for up to 24 h and showed a significant increase in micronuclei frequency, as well as abnormal mitotic events (over 40% in treated cells, p < 0...
March 20, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Keigo Tsushida, Katsuyuki Tanabe, Kana Masuda, Satoshi Tanimura, Hiromasa Miyake, Yuka Arata, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Jun Wada
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been associated with not only higher in-hospital mortality but also the subsequent development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent evidence has suggested the involvement of mitochondrial dysfunction and impaired dynamics in the pathogenesis of AKI. Estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) is an orphan nuclear receptor that acts as a transcription factor to regulate the transcription of genes required for mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative phosphorylation. In the present study, we examined the effects of ERRα deficiency on the progression of AKI induced by cisplatin...
March 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jing Liu, Man J Livingston, Guie Dong, Chengyuan Tang, Yunchao Su, Guangyu Wu, Xiao-Ming Yin, Zheng Dong
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) have therapeutic effects in models of various renal diseases including acute kidney injury (AKI); however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here we demonstrate that two widely tested HDACi (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and trichostatin A (TSA)) protect the kidneys in cisplatin-induced AKI by enhancing autophagy. In cultured renal proximal tubular cells, SAHA and TSA enhanced autophagy during cisplatin treatment. We further verified the protective effect of TSA against cisplatin-induced apoptosis in these cells...
February 23, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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
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
Tomohiro Udagawa, Yutaka Harita, Kenichiro Miura, Jun Mitsui, Koji L Ode, Shinichi Morishita, Seiya Urae, Shoichiro Kanda, Yuko Kajiho, Haruko Tsurumi, Hiroki R Ueda, Shoji Tsuji, Akihiko Saito, Akira Oka
Mutations in either cubilin (CUBN) or amnionless (AMN) genes cause Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome (IGS), a hereditary disease characterised by anaemia attributed to selective intestinal malabsorption of cobalamin and low-molecular weight proteinuria. Although cubilin protein does not have a transmembrane segment, it functions as a multi-ligand receptor by binding to the transmembrane protein, amnionless. We established a system to quantitatively analyse membrane targeting of the protein complex in cultured renal and intestinal cells and analysed the pathogenic mechanisms of mutations found in IGS patients...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Wenjing Liu, Binbin Chen, Yang Wang, Chenling Meng, Huihui Huang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Jinzhong Qin, Shrikant R Mulay, Hans-Joachim Anders, Andong Qiu, Baoxue Yang, Gordon J Freeman, Hua Jenny Lu, Herbert Y Lin, Zhi-Hua Zheng, Hui-Yao Lan, Yu Huang, Yin Xia
Tubular cell necrosis is a key histological feature of acute kidney injury (AKI). Necroptosis is a type of programed necrosis, which is executed by mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL) upon its binding to the plasma membrane. Emerging evidence indicates that necroptosis plays a critical role in the development of AKI. However, it is unclear whether renal tubular cells undergo necroptosis in vivo and how the necroptotic pathway is regulated during AKI. Repulsive guidance molecule (RGM)-b is a member of the RGM family...
February 13, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Nana Liu, Jing Chen, Dongmei Gao, Wenhua Li, Di Zheng
PURPOSE: The study was processed to investigate the effect of astaxanthin (AST; 3,3-dihydroxybeta, beta-carotene-4,4-dione) on the acute kidney injury induced by iohexol and the relationship with SIRT1/FOXO3a signal pathway. METHODS: Thirty male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups as follows: control group (CON; olive oil only), contrast media group, astaxanthin control group (100 mg/kg), low astaxanthin dose group (LAG, 50 mg/kg) and high astaxanthin dose group (HAG, 100 mg/kg)...
January 24, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Elnaz Gozalpour, Katherine S Fenner
BACKGROUND: Renal proximal tubule (PT) epithelial cells, expressing uptake and efflux transporters at basolateral and apical membranes, are the location of active renal drug secretion and reabsorption. In addition to singly transfected cells, an in vitro renal cell-based model is a requirement to study the active renal secretion of drugs, drug-drug interactions (DDIs), drug-induced kidney injury, nephrotoxicity holistically, and potentially renal replacement therapies. OBJECTIVES: So far, two-dimensional (2D) cell culture of primary and immortalized PT cells has been the only tool to study drugs active secretion, interactions, and nephrotoxicity, however, a number of in vivo characteristics of cells such as drug transporter expression and function, along with morphological features are lost during in vitro cell culture...
January 18, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
Xiangyu Zou, Soon Hyo Kwon, Kai Jiang, Christopher M Ferguson, Amrutesh S Puranik, Xiangyang Zhu, Lilach O Lerman
To test the hypothesis that intrinsic renal scattered tubular cells (STC-like cells) contribute to repairing injured tubular epithelial cells (TEC) by releasing extracellular vesicle (EV). EV released from primary cultured pig STC-like cells were confirmed by electron microscopy. Antimycin-A (AMA)-induced injured proximal TEC (PK1 cells) were co-cultured with STC-like cells, STC-like cells-derived EV, or EV-free conditioned-medium for 3 days. Cellular injury, oxidative stress and mitochondrial function were assessed...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Samuel N Heyman, Zaid Abassi, Christian Rosenberger, Hiba Yaseen, Galia Skarjinski, Ahuva Shina, Susanne Mathia, Natalia Krits, Mogher Khamaisi
AIM: Cyclosporine A (CsA) induces renal vasoconstriction and hypoxia and enhances the expression of endothelin-1 (ET-1) pro-hormone (pre-pro ET-1), plausibly leading to a feed-forward loop of renal vasoconstriction, hypoxia, and enhanced synthesis of the potent vasoconstrictor ET-1. Endothelin converting enzyme (ECE)-1 cleaves big endothelin to generate endothelin (ET)-1 and is up-regulated by hypoxia via hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). We hypothesized that in addition to the direct induction of ET-1 synthesis, CsA might also intensify renal ECE-1expression, thus contributing to enhanced ET-1 synthesis following CsA...
January 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
Hirofumi Nishikawa, Yoshinori Taniguchi, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Naoki Arima, Mamoru Masaki, Yoshiko Shimamura, Kosuke Inoue, Taro Horino, Shimpei Fujimoto, Kentaro Ohko, Toshihiro Komatsu, Keiko Udaka, Shigetoshi Sano, Yoshio Terada
IL-36, a newly named member of the IL-1 cytokine family, includes 3 isoforms, IL-36α, IL-36β, and IL-36γ, all of which bind to a heterodimer containing the IL-36 receptor (IL-36R). Little is known about the role of the IL-36 axis in acute kidney injury (AKI) pathogenesis. Therefore, we evaluated IL-36 function in the bilateral renal ischemia-reperfusion injury model of AKI using IL-36R knockout and wild-type mice. IL-36R was found to be expressed in the kidney, mainly in proximal tubules. In IL-36R knockout mice, plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and IL-6 levels after ischemia-reperfusion injury were significantly lower than those in wild-type mice...
March 2018: Kidney International
Nicholas Ferrell, Jin Cheng, Simeng Miao, Shuvo Roy, William H Fissell
Primary cells cultured in vitro gradually lose features characteristic of the in vivo phenotype. Culture techniques that help maintain cell-specific phenotype are advantageous for development of tissue engineered and bioartificial organs. Here we evaluated the phenotype of primary human renal tubule epithelial cells subjected to fluid shear stress by culturing the cells on an orbital shaker. Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER), cell density, and gene and protein expression of proximal tubule-specific functional markers were measured in cells subjected to orbital shear stress...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Atsushi Watanabe, Takeshi Marumo, Wakako Kawarazaki, Mitsuhiro Nishimoto, Nobuhiro Ayuzawa, Kohei Ueda, Daigoro Hirohama, Toshiya Tanaka, Shintaro Yagi, Satoshi Ota, Genta Nagae, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Hiroo Kumagai, Toshiro Fujita
Epigenetic abnormalities have been suggested to mediate metabolic memory observed in diabetic complications. We have shown that epigenetic alterations may induce persistent phenotypic changes in the proximal tubules of the diabetic kidneys. In this study, we show that pregnane X receptor (PXR), a xenobiotic nuclear receptor, is epigenetically altered and upregulated, and may have a possible function in the diabetic kidney. PXR has been shown to play a critical role in metabolic changes in obesity and diabetes; however, its distribution and function in the kidney are unknown...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Min-Ge Wang, Wen-Hui Li, Xin-Yu Wang, Du-Bao Yang, Zhen-Yong Wang, Lin Wang
Lead (Pb) is a known nephrotoxic element. Recently we have proved that subcellular Ca2+ redistribution is involved in Pb-induced apoptosis in primary cultures of rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, but the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Firstly, data showed that Pb triggers endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response in rPT cells, as evidenced by the elevations of ER stress markers. Moreover, pharmacological modulation of Ca2+ mobilization in ER and cytoplasm with three chemicals (2-APB or TG or BAPTA-AM) can effectively increase or decrease the protein expression of ER stress markers in Pb-exposed rPT cells, demonstrating that Pb-induced ER stress is Ca2+ -dependent...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
Kosuke Kaji, Norihisa Nishimura, Kenichiro Seki, Shinya Sato, Soichiro Saikawa, Keisuke Nakanishi, Masanori Furukawa, Hideto Kawaratani, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Hitoshi Yoshiji
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2-Is) comprise a new class of antidiabetic agents that inhibit glucose reabsorption in the renal proximal tubules. Although a recent report demonstrated the potential ability of SGLT2-Is to attenuate cancer growth of SGLT2-expressing cancer cells, little is known about the effects of SGLT2-Is on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here, we investigate the anti-cancer properties of a SGLT2-I, canagliflozin, against human liver cancer cells. SGTL2 mRNA and protein expression were detected in Huh7 and HepG2 cells, although not in HLE as well as primary human hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Philipp F Secker, Lisanne Luks, Nadja Schlichenmaier, Daniel R Dietrich
The proximal tubule is the primary site for renal solute reabsorption and secretion and thus a main target for drug-induced toxicity. Current nonclinical methods using 2D cell cultures are unable to fully recapitulate clinical drug responses mainly due to limited in vitro functional lifespan. Since extracellular matrices are known to be key regulators of cell development, culturing cells on classic 2D plastic surfaces inevitably results in loss of differentiation. Hence, 3D models of the human proximal tubule that recapitulate the in vivo morphology would allow for improved drug screening and disease modeling...
December 2, 2017: ALTEX
Mingjun Shi, Brianna Flores, Peng Li, Nancy Gillings, Kathryn L McMillan, Jianfeng Ye, Lily June-Shen Huang, Sachdev S Sidhu, Yong-Ping Zhong, Maria T Grompe, Philip R Streeter, Orson W Moe, Ming Chang Hu
Erythropoietin receptor (EpoR) is widely expressed but its renoprotective action is unexplored. To examine the role of EpoR in vivo in the kidney, we induced acute kidney injury (AKI) by ischemia-reperfusion in mice with different EpoR bioactivities in the kidney. EpoR bioactivity was reduced by knock-in of wild type human EpoR, which is hypo-functional relative to murine EpoR, and a renal tubule-specific EpoR knockout. These mice had lower EPO/EpoR activity and lower autophagy flux in renal tubules. Upon AKI induction, they exhibited worse renal function and structural damage, and more apoptosis at the acute stage (< 7 days), and slower recovery with more tubulointerstitial fibrosis at the subacute stage (14 days)...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Junping Hu, Weili Wang, Fan Zhang, Pin-Lan Li, Krishna M Boini, Fan Yi, Ningjun Li
Proteinuria is closely associated with the progression of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) by producing renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Over-activation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α has been implicated in the progression of CKD. The present study tested the hypothesis that HIF-1α mediates albumin-induced profibrotic effect in cultured renal proximal tubular cells. Incubation of the cells with albumin (40 μg/ml) for 72 hrs significantly increased the protein levels of HIF-1α, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 and collagen-I, which were blocked by HIF-1α shRNA...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
Yingjie Han, Nguyen D K Ly, Greg H Tesch, Philip Poronnik, David J Nikolic-Paterson
Tubular epithelial cells take up and degrade plasma albumin filtered by the glomerulus. Tubular damage resulting in reduced albumin uptake or degradation has been suggested as one mechanism contributing to albuminuria in kidney disease. This study investigated whether tubular albumin uptake or degradation is altered in acute and chronic glomerular disease. Mouse models of acute glomerular injury (anti-GBM disease and LPS-induced albuminuria) and chronic disease (streptozotocin-induced diabetes and db/db mice) were examined...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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