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obstructive nephropathy

Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Caglar Yildirim, Ahmet Urkmez, Nurver Ozbay, Fatih Uruc, Aytac Sahin, Serkan Akan, Ayhan Verit
OBJECTIVES: The most important treatment strategy for obstructive nephropathy is to protect renal tissue from the deleterious effects of fibrosis. Therefore, we sought to investigate the renoprotective effects of darbepoetin alfa on unilateral ureteral obstructions. METHODS: We used 12 female and 12 male 3-monthold Wistar rats weighing between 250 and 350 g. The rats were divided equally into sham, darbepoetin and control groups. With the exception of the sham group, left unilateral obstructions were applied to all of the rats...
March 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Keisuke Okuno, Yoshiro Naito, Seiki Yasumura, Hisashi Sawada, Makiko Oboshi, Koichi Nishimura, Masanori Asakura, Masaharu Ishihara, Tohru Masuyama
Hypertension is a major public health problem leading to death. To reduce the morbidity and mortality in patients with hypertension, it is crucial to develop a novel strategy for prevention of hypertension. We have currently reported an attempt at dietary iron intake restriction as non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension in patients with hypertension. However, it remains fully unknown whether dietary iron restriction prevents the development of hypertension. We investigated the influence of dietary iron restriction on the development of hypertension in weanling pre-hypertensive model rats...
February 7, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Guangda Xin, Rui Chen, Xiaofei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying congenital obstructive nephropathy (CON). METHODS: The microarray dataset GSE70879 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus, including 3 kidney samples of megabladder mice and 4 control kidneys. Using this dataset, differentially expressed miRNAs (DEMs) were identified between the kidney samples from megabladder mice and controls, followed by identification of the target genes for these DEMs and construction of a DEM and target gene interaction network...
February 1, 2018: Gene
Maurizio Salvadori, Aris Tsalouchos
This review will encompass definition, pathogenesis, renal clinical manifestations and treatment of immunoglobulin G4-related diseases (IgG4-RDs). IgG4-RD is a recently recognized clinical entity that often involves multiple organs and is characterized by high levels of serum immunoglobulins G4, dense infiltration of IgG4+ cells and storiform fibrosis. Cellular immunity, particularly T-cell mediated immunity, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of IgG4-RDs. The most frequent renal manifestations of IgG4-RD are IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis, membranous glomerulopathy and obstructive nephropathy secondary to urinary tract obstruction due to IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis...
January 6, 2018: World Journal of Nephrology
Kazuya Kabei, Yu Tateishi, Masakazu Nozaki, Masako Tanaka, Masayuki Shiota, Mayuko Osada-Oka, Shunji Nishide, Junji Uchida, Tatsuya Nakatani, Shuhei Tomita, Katsuyuki Miura
The aim of the study is to clarify the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) in the development of renal fibrosis in mouse obstructive nephropathy. We used mice with floxed HIF-1α alleles and tamoxifen-inducible Cre/ERT2 recombinase under ubiquitin C promoter to induce global HIF-1α deletion. Following tamoxifen administration, mice were subjected to unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). At 3, 7 and 14 days after UUO, renal gene expression profiles and interstitial fibrosis were assessed. HIF-1 dependent up-regulation of prolyl hydroxylase 3 and glucose transporter-1 was observed in the obstructed kidney at 3 and 7 days but not at 14 days after UUO...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Sandybell Anorga, Jessica M Overstreet, Lucas L Falke, Jiaqi Tang, Roel G Goldschmeding, Paul J Higgins, Rohan Samarakoon
Although yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), nuclear transducers of the Hippo pathway, are mostly silent in adult organs, aberrant activation of YAP/TAZ promotes tumorigenesis and abnormal tissue repair. The extent of involvement of TAZ in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unknown. In our study, increased TAZ nuclear accumulation and expression in the tubulointerstitium was readily evident in 3 models of renal injury including obstructive, aristolochic acid (AA), and diabetic nephropathy, correlating with fibrosis progression...
January 3, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Babu J Padanilam
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December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Tao Wang, Yan Zhang, Qingxia Li, Shumin Jia, Changjin Shi, Kai Niu, Bing Liu
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in cancer patients may disrupt anticarcinogenic treatment and greatly increase associated mortality rates. The present study reported on the management of cancer patients with AKI and, from the nephrologic viewpoint, on the significance of fine volume control during the continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The records of 117 cancer patients with AKI treated over three years were reviewed and their data were compared with those of 120 healthy controls. AKI was defined according to the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria with serum creatinine levels determined on initial admission and for the diagnosis of AKI...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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
Ogochukwu Chinedum Okoye, Henry Enyinmisan Slater, Nilum Rajora
Introduction: Intra-dialytic hypotension (IDH) is a common complication of haemodialysis that impacts negatively on the patient's quality of life and can induce serious cardiovascular events. Methods: Records of all adults who had haemodialysis treatments from Jan 2012-Jan 2016 were reviewed. Socio-demographic data, health status of patient, aetiology of renal disease, clinical and biochemical parameters such as systolic and diastolic blood pressures (SBP and DBP), packed cell volume, were collated using Microsoft Excel...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Arash Aghajani Nargesi, Lilach O Lerman, Alfonso Eirin
Novel therapies are urgently needed to address the rising incidence and prevalence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) have shown promising results in experimental AKI and CKD, and have been used in the clinic for more than a decade with an excellent safety profile. The regenerative effects of MSCs do not rely on their differentiation and ability to replace damaged tissues, but are primarily mediated by the paracrine release of factors, including extracellular vesicles (EVs), composed of microvesicles and exosomes...
December 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Xiaobing Li, Xianghua Liu, Ji Li, ELi Song, Ning Sun, Wen Liu, Tian Wang, Jinchang Yang, Zhenzhen Li
Congenital obstructive nephropathy is amongst the main causes of chronic renal failure in children. Early diagnosis and initiation of the treatment will delay progressive renal tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis with the loss of nephrons. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether urinary (u) semaphorin-3A (SEMA-3A) and Netrin-1 may be potential biomarkers in children with congenital hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). The study consisted of 42 children with severe hydronephrosis who needed surgery and two control groups (Control One: 42 children with mild, non-obstructive hydronephrosis; Control Two: 44 healthy children)...
February 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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
Annika L Windon, Stuti G Shroff
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a vascular tumor arising in association with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) infection, and different variants show different clinical presentations. Isolated intestinal KS in the background of Crohn's disease (CD) is exceedingly rare with only 3 cases reported in the English literature (from 1966 to 2016). CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we report a case of intestinal KS in a 21-year-old HIV-negative Ethiopian male with a long-standing history of steroid therapy for his underlying IgA nephropathy...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Huiyan Xu, Quanxin Li, Jiang Liu, Jiaqing Zhu, Liang Li, Ziying Wang, Yan Zhang, Yu Sun, Jinpeng Sun, Rong Wang, Fan Yi
Despite substantial progress being made in understanding the mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis, there are only a few therapies available to treat or prevent renal fibrosis in clinical use today. Therefore, identifying the key cellular and molecular mediators involved in the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis will provide new therapeutic strategy for treating patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). β-Arrestin-1, a member of β-arrestin family, not only is a negative adaptor of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), but also acts as a scaffold protein and regulates a diverse array of cellular functions independent of GPCR activation...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Min Feng, Patrick Ming-Kuen Tang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Si-Fan Sun, Yong-Ke You, Jun Xiao, Lin-Li Lv, An-Ping Xu, Hui-Yao Lan
Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)/Smad3 signaling plays a role in tissue fibrosis. We report here that Erbb4-IR is a novel long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) responsible for TGF-β/Smad3-mediated renal fibrosis and is a specific therapeutic target for chronic kidney disease. Erbb4-IR was induced by TGF-β1 via a Smad3-dependent mechanism and was highly upregulated in the fibrotic kidney of mouse unilateral ureteral obstructive nephropathy (UUO). Silencing Erbb4-IR blocked TGF-β1-induced collagen I and alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expressions in vitro and effectively attenuated renal fibrosis in the UUO kidney by blocking TGF-β/Smad3 signaling...
October 5, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Mara Lynn Wilson
Prediabetes is a complex multifactorial metabolic disorder that extends beyond glucose control. Current studies have found that microvascular disease (neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy), macrovascular disease (stroke, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease), periodontal disease, cognitive dysfunction, blood pressure changes, obstructive sleep apnea, low testosterone level, fatty liver disease, and cancer are some of conditions that are present with the onset of glycemic dysregulation...
December 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
Ke Zheng, Fei Teng, Xue-Mei Li
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized clinical entity that often involves multiple organs; it is characterized by high levels of serum immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4), dense infiltration of IgG4+ cells, and storiform fibrosis. Cellular immunity, particularly T cell-mediated immunity, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of IgG4-RD. The most frequent renal manifestations of IgG4-RD are IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis, membranous glomerulonephropathy (MGN), and obstructive nephropathy secondary to urinary tract obstruction due to IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis, prostatitis, or ureter inflammation...
September 2017: Chronic diseases and translational medicine
Yuki Nagasako, Akiko Fujii, Satoshi Furuse, Katsunori Saito, Naobumi Mise
An 83-year-old Japanese man had a history of chronic heart failure due to bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome. He was admitted to our hospital because of macrohematuria and acute kidney injury (AKI), which were detected by an urologist at an outpatient visit. He had a history of recurrent macrohematuria and transurethral resection of bladder tumors twice in the preceding 2 years. He had been on warfarin for 12 years, with a stable international normalized ratio (INR) that was usually less than 2.1. Urinalysis revealed numerous red blood cells (RBCs) and mild proteinuria without RBC casts...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
Ting-Ting Zhang, Adanna Oparandu, Ziauddin Saad
Ectopic thoracic kidney is an extremely rare condition caused by the abnormal location of one or both kidneys in the thoracic cavity. They are usually discovered incidentally on routine imaging. Although commonly asymptomatic, thoracic kidneys are at a risk of malrotation, pelviureteric junction obstruction, and subsequent obstructive nephropathy, by virtue of their long pedicle. We present a case report of an incidental thoracic kidney, for which a 99mtechnetium-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (99mTc-MAG3) renogram was performed to assess the baseline renal function...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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