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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929695/-effects-of-mongolia-astragali-radix-in-protecting-early-cardiac-and-nephritic-functions-of-patients-of-hypertension-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Ning-Yin Li, Xiu-Li Li, Xiao-Ping Zhai, Qiong-Ying Wang, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiao-Feng Wang, Jian-Yun Fan, Feng Bai, Jing Yu
To explore the effect of Mongolia Astragali Radix produced in Longxi of Gansu province in protecting cardiac and nephritic functions of patients of essential hypertension(EH) with metabolic syndrome(MetS). A total of two hundred and twenty-six EH patients with MetS aged above 18 were selected. Patients were randomly divided to control group(adopted conventional medical treatment), Astragali Radix group 1(added Astragali Radix capsules 10 g•d⁻¹ besides conventional medical treatment) and Astragali Radix group 2(added Astragali Radix capsules 5 g•d⁻¹ besides conventional medical treatment)...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918421/macrophage-activation-syndrome-at-the-onset-of-glucocorticoid-resistant-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Delia Tulbă, Marius Balea, Cristian Băicuș
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory state mediated by uncontrolled cytokine storm and haemophagocytosis. Although rarely reported, MAS might occur in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), notably as an inaugural manifestation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the cornerstone of SLE therapy. However, in some cases high doses of GCs are required to achieve remission (i.e. glucocorticoid-resistance), leading to significant side effects. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old Romani male was admitted to our hospital for polyarthralgia, polyserositis and fatigability...
September 16, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904427/micrornas-involvement-in-renal-pathophysiology-a-bird-s-eye-view
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REVIEW
P Jaswani, S Prakash, A Dhar, R K Sharma, N Prasad, S Agrawal
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to suppress gene expression by binding to messenger RNAs and in turn regulate different pathophysiological processes. Transforming growth factor-β, mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling, and Wnt signaling-like major pathways associated with miRNAs are involved with kidney diseases. The discovery of miRNAs has provided new insights into kidney pathologies and may provide effective therapeutic strategies. Research has demonstrated the role of miRNAs in a variety of kidney diseases including diabetic nephropathy, lupus nephritis, hypertension, nephritic syndrome, acute kidney injury, renal cell carcinoma, and renal fibrosis...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901387/triptolide-blocks-the-stat3-signaling-pathway-through-induction-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp-1-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
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Ji-Hun Kim, Byoungduck Park
Triptolide, an active component extracted from the medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., has been used to treat various diseases, including lupus, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and nephritic syndrome. The present study investigated the effects of triptolide on multiple myeloma using western blotting and an electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Triptolide was found to suppress the inducible and constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), which is closely associated with inflammation and tumorigenesis...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885376/clinicopathological-features-of-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-renal-diseases-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-nephrotic-range-proteinuria
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Yu Ho Lee, Ki-Pyo Kim, Yang Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Su Woong Jung, Eunji Park, Jin Sug Kim, Kyung-Hwan Jeong, Tae Won Lee, Chun-Gyoo Ihm, Young-Il Jo, Hoon-Young Choi, Hyeong-Cheon Park, So-Young Lee, Dong-Ho Yang, Joo-Hark Yi, Sang-Woong Han, Sang-Ho Lee
Heavy proteinuria with or without features of nephrotic syndrome is associated with many primary and systemic diseases. For diabetic patients, distinguishing nondiabetic renal disease (NDRD) from diabetic nephropathy (DN) is important in choosing treatment modalities and determining renal prognosis. However, clinical relevance of heavy proteinuria is inconsistent with clinical DN assessments. This study investigated the clinicopathological features and renal outcomes of DN and NDRD in type 2 diabetic patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865030/drebrin-in-renal-glomeruli
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Wiebke K Ludwig-Peitsch
The central function of renal glomeruli is plasma ultrafiltration for primary urine production. The glomerular filtration barrier consists of a fenestrated endothelium, the glomerular basement membrane and podocytes, mesenchymal-like cells with actin filament-rich protrusions, the "foot processes." Their architecture and function are maintained and regulated by actin and several actin-binding proteins, mutations of which can be causative of glomerular diseases. Since initial immunostaining experiments had demonstrated intense drebrin reactions in renal glomeruli, the distribution of this protein was studied in detail in the kidneys of diverse mammalian species...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846194/spectrum-of-biopsy-proven-renal-disease-in-south-asian-children-two-decades-at-a-tropical-tertiary-care-centre
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Anjali Mohapatra, Shailesh Kakde, Vellaichamy M Annapandian, Anna T Valson, Neelaveni Duhli, Anila Korula, Smita Mary Matthai, Anna B Pulimood, Vinoi G David, Suceena Alexander, Shibu Jacob, Santosh Varughese, Basu Gopal, Tamilarasi Veerasamy, George T John
AIM: We report findings from a large single centre paediatric renal biopsy cohort in South Asia. METHODS: We analyzed all renal biopsies performed on children aged ≤18 years between 1996 and 2015 at our centre. The clinical characteristics and histological diagnosis pertaining to each case, distribution of renal diseases in children with various clinical presentations, and changes in the pattern of kidney disease during the study period were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 1740 paediatric kidney biopsies were performed during the study period...
August 28, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838767/c4-nephritic-factors-in-c3-glomerulopathy-a-case-series
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Yuzhou Zhang, Nicole C Meyer, Fernando C Fervenza, Winnie Lau, Adam Keenan, Gabriel Cara-Fuentes, Dingwu Shao, Aalia Akber, Veronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Sanjeev Sethi, Carla M Nester, Richard J H Smith
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) defines a group of rare complement-mediated kidney diseases with a shared underlying pathophysiology: dysregulation of complement in the fluid phase and glomerular microenvironment. Dysregulation can be driven by autoantibodies to C3 and C5 convertases. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 168 patients with C3G (dense deposit disease, 68; C3 glumerulonephritis, 100) selected from our C3G biobank...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757638/glomerular-disease-functional-consequences-of-c5-nephritic-factors-in-c3-glomerulopathies
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Ellen F Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756872/retinoic-acid-improves-nephrotoxic-serum-induced-glomerulonephritis-through-activation-of-podocyte-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE
#10
Yan Dai, Anqun Chen, Ruijie Liu, Leyi Gu, Shuchita Sharma, Weijing Cai, Fadi Salem, David J Salant, Jeffrey W Pippin, Stuart J Shankland, Marcus J Moeller, Norbert B Ghyselinck, Xiaoqiang Ding, Peter Y Chuang, Kyung Lee, John Cijiang He
Proliferation of glomerular epithelial cells, including podocytes, is a key histologic feature of crescentic glomerulonephritis. We previously found that retinoic acid (RA) inhibits proliferation and induces differentiation of podocytes by activating RA receptor-α (RARα) in a murine model of HIV-associated nephropathy. Here, we examined whether RA would similarly protect podocytes against nephrotoxic serum-induced crescentic glomerulonephritis and whether this effect was mediated by podocyte RARα. RA treatment markedly improved renal function and reduced the number of crescentic lesions in nephritic wild-type mice, while this protection was largely lost in mice with podocyte-specific ablation of Rara (Pod-Rara knockout)...
July 27, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748900/dense-deposit-disease-in-a-child-with-febrile-sore-throat
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Giovanni Conti, Dominique De Vivo, Agata Vitale, Carmelo Fede, Domenico Santoro
Dense deposit disease or membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II is a rare glomerulopathy characterized on renal biopsy by deposition of abnormal electron-dense material in the glomerular basement membrane. The pathophysiologic basis is uncontrolled systemic activation of the alternate pathway of the complement cascade. C3 nephritic factor, an autoantibody directed against the C3 convertase of the alternate pathway, plays a key role. In some patients, complement gene mutations have been identified...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745692/-changes-in-the-complement-system-in-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
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V A Yurova, L A Bobrova, N L Kozlovskaya, Yu V Korotchaeva, A G Serova, L V Kozlov, S S Andina, K A Demyanova, A M Kuchieva, S V Roshchupkina
AIM: To compare the clinical manifestations membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) in its idiopathic variant, lupus nephritis (LN), and C3 glomerulopathy (C3-GP), by comparing them with changes in the complement system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The clinic of nephrology followed up 42 patients with different types of MPGN in 2013 to 2015. The study included 35 patients divided into 3 groups: 1) 8 patients with C3-GP, 2) 13 with idiopathic MPGN; 3) 14 with Class IV LN...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722110/renal-infiltrating-cd11c-cells-are-pathogenic-in-murine-lupus-nephritis-through-promoting-cd4-t-cell-responses
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X Liao, J Ren, A Reihl, T Pirapakaran, B Sreekumar, T E Cecere, C M Reilly, X M Luo
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), causing morbidity and mortality in 40-60% of SLE patients. The pathogenic mechanisms of LN are not completely understood. Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of various immune cell populations in lupus nephritic kidneys of both SLE patients and lupus-prone mice. These cells may play important pathogenic or regulatory roles in situ to promote or sustain LN. Here, using lupus-prone mouse models, we showed the pathogenic role of a kidney-infiltrating CD11c(+) myeloid cell population in LN...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717937/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-childhood-onset-membranous-lupus-nephritis
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Maria Pereira, Eyal Muscal, Karen Eldin, M John Hicks, Anna Carmela P Sagcal-Gironella, Marietta DeGuzman, Scott E Wenderfer
BACKGROUND: Best practices for managing childhood-onset membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) are not yet established. Most studies involve primarily or exclusively adult cohorts or pediatric cohorts with combinations of pure or mixed membranous and proliferative nephritis. METHODS: We performed a single-center cohort study of consecutively diagnosed children with pure MLN from 1990 and 2016. Patients received care in Houston, Texas, one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in North America...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712854/c5-nephritic-factors-drive-the-biological-phenotype-of-c3-glomerulopathies
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Maria-Chiara Marinozzi, Sophie Chauvet, Moglie Le Quintrec, Morgane Mignotet, Florent Petitprez, Christophe Legendre, Mathilde Cailliez, Georges Deschenes, Michel Fischbach, Alexandre Karras, Francois Nobili, Christine Pietrement, Marie-Agnes Dragon-Durey, Fadi Fakhouri, Lubka T Roumenina, Veronique Fremeaux-Bacchi
C3 Glomerulopathies, which include Dense Deposit Disease and C3 Glomerulonephritis, are associated with genetic and acquired dysregulation of the C3 convertase alternative pathway of complement. The potential role of the activation of the C5 convertase has not been studied extensively. Here we analyzed IgG samples from patients with C3 Glomerulopathies to identify circulating autoantibodies that stabilize the C3 alternative pathway (C3 Nephritic Factors) as well as C5 convertases (C5 Nephritic Factors), thus preventing decay of these enzyme complexes...
July 13, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685717/variants-in-the-promoter-region-of-hla-dqa1-were-associated-with-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Xiao-Song Qin, Jian-Hua Liu, Guan-Ting Lyu, Meng-Le Peng, Fu-Ning Yang, Dong-Chun Qin, Yong-Zhe Li, Yong Liu
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is an autoimmune disease and the leading cause of adult nephritic syndrome. HLA-DQA1 had been identified to be associated with IMN in Europeans and the result was replicated in Chinese Han population. In this study, six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter of HLA-DQA1 and other two SNPs with IgA nephropathy were included for the association analysis. METHODS: The SNPs were genotyped in 509 patients and 601 controls by the MassArray iPLEX...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676642/label-free-detection-of-sensitive-mid-infrared-biomarkers-of-glomerulonephritis-in-urine-using-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy
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Mei-Ching Yu, Peter Rich, Liberty Foreman, Jennifer Smith, Mei-Shiuan Yu, Anisha Tanna, Vinod Dibbur, Robert Unwin, Frederick W K Tam
More reliable biomarkers using near-patient technologies are needed to improve early diagnosis and intervention for patients with renal disease. Infrared (IR) vibrational spectroscopy/microspectroscopy is an established analytical method that was first used in biomedical research over 20 years ago. With the advances in instrumentation, computational and mathematical techniques, this technology has now been applied to a variety of diseases; however, applications in nephrology are just beginning to emerge. In the present study, we used attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy to analyze urine samples collected from rodent models of inflammatory glomerulonephritis (GN) as well as from patients with crescentic GN, with the aim of identifying potential renal biomarkers; several characteristic mid-IR spectral markers were identified in urine samples...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667835/monocytes-promote-crescent-formation-in-anti-myeloperoxidase-antibody-induced-glomerulonephritis
#18
Anthony Rousselle, Ralph Kettritz, Adrian Schreiber
Neutrophils and monocytes express anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) antigens, and activation of these cells by ANCA is central to ANCA-associated vasculitis and necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (NCGN). The importance of neutrophils is established; however, any role of monocytes is less clear. We tested the hypothesis that depletion of CCR2(+) inflammatory monocytes and their derivatives would abrogate anti-myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibody-induced NCGN in a mouse model. We used passive anti-MPO antibody transfer for NCGN induction in wild-type mice or mice expressing the CCR2 promoter-controlled diphtheria toxin receptor...
September 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648972/diallyl-trisulfide-a-garlic-polysulfide-protects-against-as-induced-renal-oxidative-nephrotoxicity-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-rats-by-activating-the-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
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S Miltonprabu, N C Sumedha, P Senthilraja
BACKGROUND: Arsenic (As) contamination is an extremely dangerous global environmental problem as it can enter into the food chain and become bio-accumulated, endangering human health. Chronic As intoxication leads to undesirable toxic effects in various organ systems of the body, especially the kidney. Diallyl trisulfide (DATS) is an organosulfur compound which has been widely known for its uses as antibacterial, antitumorogenic, antioxidant agent and has been also reported to have anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties...
June 22, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638602/b-cell-depleting-therapy-with-rituximab-or-ofatumumab-in-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-or-vasculitis-with-nephritis
#20
Sigrid Lundberg, Emelie Westergren, Jessica Smolander, Annette Bruchfeld
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of adult patients with immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN) or IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgAVN) develop end-stage renal disease during long-term follow-up. In particular, patients with nephritic-nephrotic syndrome have an increased risk of rapid progression. Conventional immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids (CSs) may be insufficient for disease control and is associated with a number of side effects. Rituximab (RTX) has been shown to be well tolerated and effective in a range of glomerular diseases, but there is little information on its therapeutic potential in IgAN...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
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