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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243784/value-of-immunofluorescence-mediated-detection-of-ig-c1q-c3-and-fra-for-the-identification-and-diagnosis-of-atypical-membranous-nephropathy
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W-X Wang, C-Y Hu
OBJECTIVE: The present study was to investigate the value of immunofluorescence-mediated detection of Ig, C1q, C3, and FRA for the identification and diagnosis of atypical membranous nephropathy (AMN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients with AMN and 135 patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) diagnosed by renal biopsy in our hospital were consecutively selected. The positive expressions of Ig, C1q, C3, and FRA by immunofluorescence were analyzed...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237956/utility-of-the-laminin-immunohistochemical-stain-in-distinguishing-invasive-from-noninvasive-urothelial-carcinoma
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Dinesh Pradhan, Milon Amin, Shveta Hooda, Rajiv Dhir, Sheldon Bastacky, Anil V Parwani
BACKGROUND: To study the utility of the laminin immunostain in distinguishing invasive from noninvasive urothelial carcinoma (UC). The distinction is difficult but clinically significant as it can affect the decision to administer intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin or can even lead to cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Representative sections of the transurethral resection of bladder tumor specimens from 25 cases of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded invasive UCs and 25 cases of noninvasive UCs were selected for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining with laminin (Ventana, Oro Valley, AZ, USA)...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237409/iga-nephropathy-featuring-massive-wire-loop-like-deposits-in-two-patients-with-alcoholic-cirrhosis
#3
Daisuke Takada, Keiichi Sumida, Akinari Sekine, Ryo Hazue, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Junichi Hoshino, Naoki Sawa, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Yoshifumi Ubara
BACKGROUND: Various renal manifestations are known to develop in patients with liver disease, including chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We evaluated renal disease in two 47-year-old Japanese men with liver cirrhosis and chronic alcoholism for 34 years and 27 years, respectively. Renal biopsy demonstrated massive wire loop-like deposits in the subendothelial space of the glomerular basement membrane and in the mesangium. However, immunofluorescence was only positive for IgA and C3, and electron microscopy did not reveal any organized structures in the electron-dense deposits...
December 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232694/hyperbranched-poly-%C3%AF%C2%B5-lysine-substrate-presenting-the-laminin-sequence-yigsr-induces-the-formation-of-spheroids-in-adult-bone-marrow-stem-cells
#4
Valeria Perugini, Steve T Meikle, Anna L Guildford, Matteo Santin
Unlike the fibroblast-like cells formed upon monolayer culture of human mesenchymal stem cells, the natural stem cell niche of the bone marrow and other types of tissues favours the formation of 3-dimensional (3D) cell clusters. The structuring and biological activity of these clusters are regulated by the contacts established by cells with both the basement membrane and neighbour cells and results in their asymmetric division and the consequent maintenance of both a stem population and a committed progeny...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230854/adjuvant-potential-of-virgin-coconut-oil-extract-on-antiretroviral-therapy-induced-testicular-toxicity-an-ultrastructural-study
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O O Ogedengbe, A I Jegede, I O Onanuga, U Offor, A I Peter, E N Akang, E C S Naidu, O O Azu
The effects of Virgin coconut oil as an adjuvant to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) were investigated on the testicular ultrastructure and biochemical markers in rats. Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats, weighing 153-169 g were divided into four groups and treated as follows: control A (distilled water), B (HAART), C (HAART+Virgin coconut oil 10 ml/kg) and D (Virgin coconut oil [VCO] 10 ml/kg). Testicular segments were evaluated using transmission electron microscopy. Serum was assayed for testosterone, luteinising hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and testicular tissue for malondialdehyde and glutathione...
December 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230710/a-case-report-of-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-immunoglobulin-m-kappa-deposits-without-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder-or-detectable-paraproteinemia
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Yoshito Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Maeda, Katsuyuki Nagatoya, Atsushi Yamauchi
A 53-year-old man presented with proteinuria and hematuria. No significant abnormality was detected in his physical examination or laboratory tests, including evidence of paraprotein in serum and urine. Renal biopsy revealed mesangial proliferation, thickened glomerular basement membranes, and spike formation. Immunofluorescence revealed deposition of immunoglobulin (Ig) M heavy chain, kappa (κ) light chain, and complement component C3 along capillary walls in the glomeruli. Light chain staining indicated significant restriction, because only κ chain, not lambda chain, was present in glomeruli...
December 11, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224013/response-of-renal-podocytes-to-excessive-hydrostatic-pressure-a-pathophysiologic-cascade-in-a-malignant-hypertension-model
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Ramzia Abu Hamad, Sylvia Berman, Yafit Hachmo, Moshe Stark, Fadia Hasan, Keren Doenyas-Barak, Shai Efrati
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renal injuries induced by increased intra-glomerular pressure coincide with podocyte detachment from the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). In previous studies, it was demonstrated that mesangial cells have a crucial role in the pathogenesis of malignant hypertension. However, the exact pathophysiological cascade responsible for podocyte detachment and its relationship with mesangial cells has not been fully elucidated yet and this was the aim of the current study. METHODS: Rat renal mesangial or podocytes were exposed to high hydrostatic pressure in an in-vitro model of malignant hypertension...
December 7, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223351/ck2%C3%AE-promotes-advanced-glycation-end-products-induced-expressions-of-fibronectin-and-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-via-activating-mrtf-a-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
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Zhiquan Chen, Qiuhong Chen, Junying Huang, Wenyan Gong, Yezi Zou, Lei Zhang, Peiqing Liu, Heqing Huang
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) modification of extracellular matrix proteins induces crosslinking, which results in thickening of the basement membrane and activating several intracellular signaling cascades, eventually promoting the pathological progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We have previously confirmed that casein kinase 2α (CK2α) activates the nuclear factor of kappaB (NF-κB) signaling pathway to enhance high glucose-induced expressions of fibronectin (FN) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs)...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210715/blistering-and-skin-fragility-due-to-imatinib-therapy-loss-of-laminin-and-collagen-iv-as-a-possible-cause-of-cutaneous-basement-membrane-instability
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Sebastian Mühl, Jan Ehrchen, Dieter Metze
Imatinib mesylate (Glivec; Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor which is used in the treatment of oncologic diseases like chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stroma tumor (GIST). Among cutaneous side effects, bullous reactions are rare. The authors describe the case of a 66-year-old woman developing blistering and skin fragility on her hands, foot, lower legs, and back after intake of imatinib for treatment of GIST. Biopsy showed vacuolar alteration at the dermoepidermal junction (DEJ) associated with a few lymphocytes and a subepidermal blister...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208835/effects-of-fuchs-uveitis-syndrome-on-the-ultrastructure-of-the-anterior-lens-epithelium-a-transmission-electron-microscopic-study
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Kemal Tekin, Yasemin Ozdamar Erol, Mustafa Fevzi Sargon, Merve Inanc, Pinar Cakar Ozdal, Nilufer Berker
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the electron microscopic findings of the lens epithelial cells (LECs) in patients with Fuchs uveitis syndrome (FUS) who suffered from cataracts and to compare those with age-matched controls. METHODS: This study was a prospective, comparative case series. The anterior lens capsules (ALC: basement membrane and associated LECs) were taken from 12 eyes of 12 cases of FUS and ten eyes of ten control patients. The ALCs were obtained from cataract surgery and prepared for transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208058/low-protein-diet-supplemented-with-ketoacids-delays-the-progression-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-in-the-kkay-mice-model
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Dongmei Liu, Ming Wu, Lin Li, Xiang Gao, Bo Yang, Shuqin Mei, Lili Fu, Changlin Mei
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of chronic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the effect of the low-protein diets (LPD) supplemented with ketoacids (LPD+KA) in KKAy mice, an early type 2 DN model. KKAy mice were treated with normal protein diet (NPD), LPD or LPD+KA from 12 to 24 weeks of age. A period of 12-week treatment with LPD significantly reduced albuminuria as compared with that observed after NPD treatment. Treatment with LPD+KA further reduced albuminuria as compared with that observed with LPD treatment alone...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207131/lysyl-oxidases-expression-and-histopathological-changes-of-the-diabetic-rat-nephron
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Jun Chen, Jie Ren, Wings T Y Loo, Liang Hao, Min Wang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes, the accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) is considered an indication of nephropathological changes. Lysyl oxidases (LOXs) are also associated with ECM. However, the majority of studies on LOXs have focused on their potential role in renal fibrogenesis and there has no examination of LOXs expression or the correlation with histopathological changes of DN, including glomerular basement membrane (GBM) thickening and glomerulosclerosis. In this study, the association between histological changes and LOXs was explored using a type 2 diabetes model of male Zucker diabetic fatty rats...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207011/astragaloside-iv-prevents-kidney-injury-caused-by-iatrogenic-hyperinsulinemia-in-a-streptozotocin%C3%A2-induced-diabetic-rat-model
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Ke-Qiang He, Wei-Zu Li, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Yan Yin, Yan Jiang, Wei-Ping Li
Diabetic patients are able to manage their blood glucose with exogenous insulin but, ultimately, remain at risk of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Long‑term use of insulin may lead to iatrogenic hyperinsulinemia, which has been suggested to cause kidney injury. However, there are no effective interventions for iatrogenic hyperinsulinemia leading to kidney damage. In the present paper, the hypothesis that astragaloside IV (AS‑IV), a novel saponin purified from Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bunge, may prevent DN in iatrogenic hyperinsulinemic diabetic rats through antioxidative and anti‑inflammatory mechanisms was investigated...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206923/vascular-abnormalities-in-the-placenta-of-chst14-fetuses-implications-in-the-pathophysiology-of-perinatal-lethality-of-the-murine-model-and-vascular-lesions-in-human-chst14-d4st1-deficiency
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Takahiro Yoshizawa, Shuji Mizumoto, Yuki Takahashi, Shin Shimada, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Jun Nakayama, Shin'ichi Takeda, Yoshihiro Nomura, Yuko Nitahara-Kasahara, Takashi Okada, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Shuhei Yamada, Tomoki Kosho
Collagen is one of the most important components of the extracellular matrix that is involved in the strength of tissues, cell adhesion, and cell proliferation. Mutations in several collagen and post-translational modification enzyme genes cause Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) characterized by joint and skin hyperextensibility as well as fragility of various organs. Carbohydrate sulfotransferase 14/dermatan 4-O-sulfotransferase-1 (CHST14/D4ST1) is a critical enzyme for biosynthesis of dermatan sulfate, a side chain of various proteoglycans including biglycan that regulates collagen fibrils through their interaction...
December 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205468/case-of-epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita-with-concomitant-anti-laminin-332-antibodies
#15
Emi Nishida, Eiichi Nishio, Hiroko Murashima, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Akimichi Morita
Subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease including bullous pemphigoid, pemphigoid gestationis, mucous membrane pemphigoid, anti-laminin-γ1 pemphigoid, linear immunoglobulin A bullous disease and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA), are all characterized by direct immunofluorescence microscopy or immunoglobulin deposition on the basement membrane zone. Among them, EBA is a rare acquired subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes reactive with type VII collagen, a major component of the epidermal basement membrane zone...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199230/new-insights-into-the-role-of-basement-membrane-derived-matricryptins-in-the-heart
#16
Muneyoshi Okada, Keisuke Imoto, Akira Sugiyama, Jumpei Yasuda, Hideyuki Yamawaki
The extracellular matrix (ECM), which contributes to structural homeostasis as well as to the regulation of cellular function, is enzymatically cleaved by proteases, such as matrix metalloproteinases and cathepsins, in the normal and diseased heart. During the past two decades, matricryptins have been defined as fragments of ECM with a biologically active cryptic site, namely the 'matricryptic site,' and their biological activities have been initially identified and clarified, including anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor effects...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198708/knockdown-of-laminin-%C3%AE-5-stimulates-intestinal-cell-differentiation
#17
Manon Lepage, Amira Seltana, Marie-Pier Thibault, Éric Tremblay, Jean-François Beaulieu
Interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix regulate a wide range of cell processes such as proliferation and differentiation. Laminins are major components of the basement membrane that actively participate in most biological functions via their interactions with a variety of specific cell receptors. The α5-containing laminins (LAMA5) are one of the three main types of laminins identified at the epithelial basal lamina in the adult intestine. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of α5-containing laminins on intestinal cell proliferation and differentiation...
November 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198685/thin-glomerular-basement-membrane-in-a-kidney-transplant-of-an-alport-s-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
#18
S Santos, S Marques, T Golper, A Langone, A B Fogo
Alport syndrome (AS) and thin basement membrane lesions are caused by various mutations in type IV collagen genes. Although AS is considered a rare disease, thin basement membrane is a frequent pattern, especially in families with a history of persistent hematuria. We report a patient with a diagnosis of AS who developed end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and received a kidney transplant from a living unrelated donor. The graft biopsy specimen surprisingly showed a pattern of thin basement membranes.
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198386/x-linked-glomerulopathy-due-to-col4a5-founder%C3%A2-variant
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Moumita Barua, Rohan John, Lorenzo Stella, Weili Li, Nicole M Roslin, Bedra Sharif, Saidah Hack, Ginette Lajoie-Starkell, Andrew L Schwaderer, Brian Becknell, Matthias Wuttke, Anna Köttgen, Daniel Cattran, Andrew D Paterson, York Pei
Alport syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder caused by rare variants in 1 of 3 genes encoding for type IV collagen. Rare variants in COL4A5 on chromosome Xq22 cause X-linked Alport syndrome, which accounts for ∼80% of the cases. Alport syndrome has a variable clinical presentation, including progressive kidney failure, hearing loss, and ocular defects. Exome sequencing performed in 2 affected related males with an undefined X-linked glomerulopathy characterized by global and segmental glomerulosclerosis, mesangial hypercellularity, and vague basement membrane immune complex deposition revealed a COL4A5 sequence variant, a substitution of a thymine by a guanine at nucleotide 665 (c...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197112/invasion-in-breast-lesions-the-role-of-the-epithelial-stroma-barrier
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Emad A Rakha, Islam Miligy, Kylie L Gorringe, Michael S Toss, Andrew R Green, Stephen B Fox, Fernando C Schmitt, Puay-Hoon Tan, Gary M Tse, Sunil Badve, Thomas Decker, Anne Vincent-Salomon, David J Dabbs, Maria P Foschini, Filipa Moreno, Yang Wentao, Felipe C Geyer, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Sarah E Pinder, Sunil R Lakhani, Ian O Ellis
Despite the significant biological, behavioural and management differences between ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive carcinoma of the breast, they share many morphological and molecular similarities. Differentiation of these two different lesions in breast pathological diagnosis is typically based on the presence of an intact barrier between the malignant epithelial cells and stroma, namely the myoepithelial cell (MEC) layer and surrounding basement membrane (BM). Despite being robust diagnostic criteria, the identification of MECs and BM to differentiate in situ from invasive carcinoma is not always straightforward...
December 2, 2017: Histopathology
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