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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451664/update-on-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
#1
Michelle Remião Ugolini Lopes, Adriana Danowski, Andreas Funke, Jozelia Rêgo, Roger Levy, Danieli Castro Oliveira de Andrade
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) associated with thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity. Most APS events are directly related to thrombotic events, which may affect small, medium or large vessels. Other clinical features like thrombocytopenia, nephropathy, cardiac valve disease, cognitive dysfunction and skin ulcers (called non-criteria manifestations) add significant morbidity to this syndrome and represent clinical situations that are challenging...
November 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449503/early-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-improved-short-term-and-longterm-renal-outcomes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-antiphospholipid-associated-nephropathy
#2
Cai Yue, Guanhong Li, Yubing Wen, Xuemei Li, Ruitong Gao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the renal protective effects of early renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade with renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (RASI) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with antiphospholipid-associated nephropathy (aPLN). METHODS: Medical data of 57 SLE patients with biopsy-proven aPLN were analyzed. Early RAAS blockade was defined as administration of RASI within 3 months after kidney biopsy and continued for ≥ 12 months...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446734/cx3cl1-cx3cr1-axis-as-the-therapeutic-potential-in-renal-diseases-friend-or-foe
#3
Quan Zhuang, Ke Cheng, Yingzi Ming
The fractalkine receptor chemokine (C-X3-C motif) receptor 1 (CX3CR1) and its highly selective ligand CX3CL1 mediate chemotaxis and adhesion of immune cells, which are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of numerous inflammatory disorders and malignancies. The CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis has recently drawn attention as a potential therapeutic target because it is involved in the ontogeny, homeostatic migration, or colonization of renal phagocytes. We performed a Medline/PubMed search to detect recently published studies that explored the relationship between the CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis and renal diseases and disorders, including diabetic nephropathy, renal allograft rejection, infectious renal diseases, IgA nephropathy, fibrotic kidney disease, lupus nephritis and glomerulonephritis, acute kidney injury and renal carcinoma...
February 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446731/vitamin-d-receptor-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-kidney-diseases
#4
Shikun Yang, Aimei Li, JianWen Wang, Jun Liu, Yachun Han, Wei Zhang, Yan Chun Li, Hao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kidney disease is a serious problem that adversely affects human health, but critical knowledge is lacking on how to effectively treat established chronic kidney disease. Mounting evidence from animal and clinical studies has suggested that vitamin D receptor (VDR) activation has beneficial effects on various renal diseases. METHOD: A structured search of published research literature regarding VDR structure and function, VDR in various renal diseases (e...
February 14, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439276/mannose-binding-lectin2-gene-polymorphism-and-igg4-in-membranous-nephropathy
#5
Denise Maria do Nascimento Costa, Lucila Maria Valente, Gisele Vajgel Fernandes, Paula Sandrin-Garcia, Heidi Lacerda Alves da Cruz, Sergio Crovella, Antônio Henrique Santana Cavalcante, Maria Alina Gomes de Mattos Cavalcante, Camila Barbosa Lyra de Oliveira, Carolina de Andrade Jordão de Vasconcelos, Emanuel Sávio Cavalcante Sarinho
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) has been linked to the lectin pathway, IgG4 and genetic susceptibility. We investigated the frequency of mannose-binding lectin2 (MBL2) gene polymorphisms and the serum ratio of IgG4 in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN). METHODS: Polymorphisms in the exon 1 of the MBL2 gene (codons 52, 54, and 57) and single base polymorphisms at positions -550 (HL) and -221 (XY) in the promoter region were evaluated in 60 patients compared to a control group (CG) of 101 blood donors...
February 13, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430526/a-case-of-neuronal-intranuclear-inclusion-disease-associated-with-lupus-nephritis-like-nephropathy
#6
Taro Horino, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Kosuke Inoue, Osamu Ichii, Yoshio Terada
Neuronal intranuclear inclusion disease (NIID) is a relatively new entity identified as a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterised by eosinophilic hyaline intranuclear inclusions widely observed in neuronal and somatic cells. Renal biopsy from one of our patients with NIID showed lupus nephritis-like pathology. He was treated with steroids and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and his proteinuria improved. The present case highlights that immune-mediated glomerulonephritis can be a presenting feature of NIID, which can be controlled with proper treatment...
March 2018: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423047/baff-and-april-expression-as-an-autoimmune-signature-of-membranous-nephropathy
#7
Seung Seok Han, Seung Hee Yang, Hyung Ah Jo, Yun Jung Oh, Minkyoung Park, Joo Young Kim, Hajeong Lee, Jung Pyo Lee, Sang-Ho Lee, Kwon Wook Joo, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Dong Ki Kim
Background: Based on the fact that B-cell activating factor (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) have a regulatory role in B cell biology, excessive levels of these cytokines can promote autoimmune pathogenesis. However, the expression and implication remain unresolved in cases of membranous nephropathy (MN). Results: The plasma BAFF levels of the primary MN patients were higher than those of healthy controls but lower than those of secondary MN patients, whereas the APRIL levels were similar between the MN patients and healthy controls...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395351/end-stage-renal-disease-and-mortality-outcomes-across-different-glomerulonephropathies-in-a-large-diverse-us-population
#8
John J Sim, Simran K Bhandari, Michael Batech, Aviv Hever, Teresa N Harrison, Yu-Hsiang Shu, Dean A Kujubu, Tracy Y Jonelis, Michael H Kanter, Steven J Jacobsen
OBJECTIVE: To compare renal function decline, incident end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and mortality among patients with 5 common glomerular diseases in a large diverse population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2011) of patients with glomerulonephropathy using the electronic health record of an integrated health system was performed. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) change, incident ESRD, and mortality were compared among patients with biopsy-proven focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), membranous glomerulonephritis (MN), minimal change disease (MCD), immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), and lupus nephritis (LN)...
January 9, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395258/extra-criteria-manifestations-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-risk-assessment-and-management
#9
Massimo Radin, Michelle Remião Ugolini-Lopes, Savino Sciascia, Danieli Andrade
OBJECTIVES: Extra-criteria manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) might impact on prognosis and morbidity of the disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate a population of patients with primary APS (PAPS) whether the extra-criteria manifestations were more frequently found in subjects with higher adjusted Global APS Score (aGAPSS) values when compared to patients with thrombotic and/or obstetric APS ("criteria" manifestations) only. METHODS: Clinical records were analyzed to retrieve extra-criteria manifestation of APS, cardiovascular risk factors and antiphospholipid antibodies profile...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390501/space-time-acupuncture-for-intractable-cough-after-lupus-nephropathy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Taipin Guo, Zukun Chen, Xiantao Tai, Zili Liu, Miansheng Zhu
RATIONALE: Some intractable chronic cough remains a common complaint for seeking medical care. Unexplained cough in lupus nephropathy patient is rare and therapeutic options are limited. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57 year-old woman with a 7-year history of lupus nephropathy. She has suffered from chronic cough for 3 years accompanied with chronic low back pain and fatigue, as the conventional therapy cannot relieve the symptoms. DIAGNOSES: The woman is diagnosed as intractable cough after lupus nephropathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369972/mtor-inhibition-and-kidney-diseases
#11
Maggie K M Ma, Susan Yung, Tak Mao Chan
Mammalian or mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine-threonine kinase that plays essential roles in cell growth, proliferation, metabolism, and survival. Increased activation of the mTOR pathway is observed in patients and animal models of renal transplant rejection, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, renal cell carcinoma, diabetic nephropathy, lupus nephritis, and angiomyolipoma. Agents that inhibit mTOR, such as sirolimus and everolimus, are incorporated in immunosuppressive regimens to prevent renal allograft rejection and are often used to facilitate calcineurin inhibitor minimization or to reduce the incidence of tumor recurrence...
February 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361670/podocyte-specific-knockin-of-pten-protects-kidney-from-hyperglycemia
#12
Huizhen Wang, Ziwei Feng, Jianteng Xie, Feng Wen, Menglei Jv, Tiantian Liang, Jing Li, Yanhui Wang, Yangyang Zuo, Sheng Li, Ruizhao Li, Zhilian Li, Bin Zhang, Xinling Liang, Shuangxin Liu, Wei Shi, Wenjian Wang
Aim Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) has been proved to be downregulated in podocytes challenged with high glucose (HG), and knockout of PTEN in podocytes aggravated the progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). However, whether podocyte-specific knockin of PTEN protects the kidney against hyperglycemia in vivo remains undefined. Methods The inducible podocyte-specific PTEN knockin (PPKI) mice were generated by crossing newly created transgenic loxP-stop-loxP-PTEN mice with podocin-iCreERT2 mice...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329643/iga-nephropathy-and-iga-vasculitis-with-nephritis-have-a-shared-feature-involving-galactose-deficient-iga1-oriented-pathogenesis
#13
Hitoshi Suzuki, Junichi Yasutake, Yuko Makita, Yuki Tanbo, Kohei Yamasaki, Tadashi Sofue, Toshiki Kano, Yusuke Suzuki
Galactose-deficient IgA1 has been proposed as an important effector molecule in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). We previously showed that the galactose-deficient IgA1-specific monoclonal antibody KM55 can detect circulating galactose-deficient IgA1 in patients with IgAN, enabling us to study the molecular roles of galactose-deficient IgA1. Herein, we further examined the pathophysiological significance of galactose-deficient IgA1 in glomerular deposits of patients with IgAN by immunohistochemistry using KM55. Immunostaining of galactose-deficient IgA1 with KM55 was performed in paraffin-embedded sections of renal biopsy specimens from 48 patients with IgAN and 49 patients with other renal diseases such as lupus nephritis, HCV-related nephropathy, IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgA-VN), and membranous nephropathy...
January 9, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320993/distribution-of-glomerular-diseases-in-taiwan-preliminary-report-of-national-renal-biopsy-registry-publication-on-behalf-of-taiwan-society-of-nephrology
#14
Hsien-Fu Chiu, Hung-Chun Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Kuo-Hsiung Shu
BACKGROUND: Despite the development of biomarkers and noninvasive imaging tools, biopsy remains the only method for correctly diagnosing patients with unexplained hematuria, proteinuria and renal failure. Renal biopsy has been performed for several decades in Taiwan; however, a national data registry is still lacking until 2013. METHODS: The Renal Biopsy Registry Committee was established within the Taiwan Society of Nephrology in January 2013. A biopsy registry format, including basic demographic data, baseline clinical features, laboratory data, and clinical and pathological diagnosis was developed...
January 10, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310419/proliferative-lupus-nephritis-in-the-absence-of-overt-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-historical-study-of-12-adult-patients
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Maxime Touzot, Cécile Saint-Pastou Terrier, Stanislas Faguer, Ingrid Masson, Hélène François, Lionel Couzi, Aurélie Hummel, Nathalie Quellard, Guy Touchard, Noémie Jourde-Chiche, Jean-Michel Goujon, Eric Daugas
Severe lupus nephritis in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare condition with an unclear clinical presentation and outcome.We conducted a historical observational study of 12 adult (age >18 years) patients with biopsy-proven severe lupus nephritis or lupus-like nephritis without SLE immunological markers at diagnosis or during follow-up. Excluded were patients with chronic infections with HIV or hepatitis B or C; patients with a bacterial infectious disease; and patients with pure membranous nephropathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247494/podocyte-and-endothelial-cell-injury-develop-nephrotic-syndrome-in-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
#16
Aya Nawata, Satoshi Hisano, Shohei Shimajiri, Ke-Yong Wang, Yoshiya Tanaka, Toshiyuki Nakayama
AIMS: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a major manifestation of lupus nephritis (LN). The dysregulation of podocyte, glomerular basement membrane (GBM) and endothelial cell (EC) develops proteinuria in glomerular diseases. The aim of our study is to clarify whether the dysregulation of these barriers is associated with NS in proliferative LN and membranous LN. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty six patients with NS including minimal change NS in 15, primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) in 13, Class III/IV LN in 15 and Class V LN in 13 were enrolled in this study...
December 15, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237779/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-exacerbates-immune-mediated-nephropathies-through-alteration-of-metabolic-activity
#17
Chelsea Corradetti, Neelakshi R Jog, Matteo Cesaroni, Michael Madaio, Roberto Caricchio
Glomerulonephritis is one of the most serious manifestations of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). Because SLE is ≥10 times more common in women, a role for estrogens in disease pathogenesis has long been suspected. Estrogen receptor α (ERα) is highly expressed in renal tissue. We asked whether ERα expression contributes to the development of immune-mediated nephropathies like in lupus nephritis. We tested the overall effects of estrogen receptors on the immune response by immunization with OVA and induction of chronic graft-versus-host disease in female ERα-knockout mice...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219816/nephrotic-syndrome-due-to-lupus-like-glomerulonephritis-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
#18
J S Wiegersma, C F M Franssen, A Diepstra
Lupus nephritis, a well-known complication in systemic lupus erythematosus, is characterised by a proliferative glomerulonephritis or membranous nephropathy along with a full-house immunofluorescence pattern on renal biopsy. There are very few exceptions in which similar histopathological findings are present, but case reports show that an increasing number of HIV-positive patients (mostly black Africans, but also white patients) have HIV-immune complex disease (HIVICK), which can mimic lupus nephritis. Lupus-like HIVICK is treated differently than 'true' lupus nephritis, so distinction is warranted...
November 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191575/-lupus-nephropathy-insight-in-new-treatments
#19
Virginie Jadot, Jean-Marie Krzesinski, Christian Von Frenckell, Christophe Bovy, Antoine Bouquegneau
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease. Both acquired and innate immune systems are involved in the development of this systemic disease. Lupus nephritis usually is the most serious manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, with significant morbidity and mortality. The physiopathological development of the renal involvement of lupus has been increasingly elucidated over the years and various target therapies have recently been developed. After some physiopathological reminders, we discuss the conventional treatment of lupus nephritis as well as the various therapeutic advances, in particular the contribution and the place of the new target therapies in the treatment of the lupus nephritis...
November 27, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189089/interferon-inducible-mx1-protein-is-highly-expressed-in-renal-tissues-from-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-lupus-nephritis-but-not-in-those-under-immunosuppressive-treatment
#20
Yuka Shimizu, Shinsuke Yasuda, Taichi Kimura, Saori Nishio, Michihiro Kono, Kazumasa Ohmura, Sanae Shimamura, Michihito Kono, Yuichiro Fujieda, Masaru Kato, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Shinya Tanaka, Tatsuya Atsumi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to clarify the consequences of Mx1, one of the IFN-inducible proteins, in the peripheral blood as well as in renal tissues in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Mx1 protein concentrations in (PBMCs) from 18 SLE patients mostly in their stable disease status, 11 IgA nephropathy (IgAN) patients, 5 ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients and 16 healthy controls were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 30, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
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