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L B Lopes, C C Abreu, C F Souza, L E R Guimaraes, A A Silva, F Aguiar-Alves, K O Kidd, S Kmoch, A J Bleyer, J R Almeida
Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) is characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance, progressive chronic kidney disease, and a bland urinary sediment. ADTKD is most commonly caused by mutations in the UMOD gene encoding uromodulin (ADTKD-UMOD). We herein report the first confirmed case of a multi-generational Brazilian family with ADTKD-UMOD, caused by a novel heterozygous mutation (c.163G>A, GGC→AGC, p.Gly55Ser) in the UMOD gene. Of 41 family members, 22 underwent genetic analysis, with 11 individuals found to have this mutation...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
David J Friedman, Seth L Alper
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March 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Jennifer Sjaarda, Hertzel C Gerstein, Salim Yusuf, Darin Treleaven, Michael Walsh, Johannes F E Mann, Sibylle Hess, Guillaume Paré
Many biomarkers have been epidemiologically linked with CKD; however, the possibility that such associations are due to reverse causation or confounding limits the utility of these biomarkers. To overcome this limitation, we used a Mendelian randomization (MR) approach to identify causal mediators of CKD. We performed MR by first identifying genetic determinants of 227 serum protein biomarkers assayed in 4147 participants of the Outcome Reduction with Initial Glargine Intervention (ORIGIN) trial who had early or prediabetes, and assessing the effects of these biomarkers on CKD in the CKD genetics consortium ( n =117,165; 12,385 cases) using the inverse-variance weighted (fixed-effects) method...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Nicolina Stefania Carucci, Gianluca Caridi, Francesca Lugani, Claudia Barone, Giovanni Conti
Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) belongs to a group of renal hereditary disorders linked by common findings of tubulointerstitial disease and dominant inheritance. The renal clinical phenotype is characterized by chronic kidney disease, hyperuricemia, gout, and, inconstantly, renal cysts. Uromodulin (UMOD) gene mutations are related to the clinical phenotype of ADTKD-UMOD. We describe here a novel heterozygous mutation of UMOD (c.249C>G; p.Cys83Trp) in an affected 9-year-old boy with progressive renal impairment and hyperuricemia...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
Tsai-Hung Wu, Ko-Jen Li, Chia-Li Yu, Chang-Youh Tsai
Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP), or uromodulin (UMOD), is an 80-90-kDa phosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein produced exclusively by the renal tubular cells in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. Physiologically, THP is implicated in renal countercurrent gradient formation, sodium homeostasis, blood pressure regulation, and a defense molecule against infections in the urinary system. Investigations have also revealed that THP is an effective binding ligand for serum albumin, immunoglobulin G light chains, complement components C1 and C1q, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interferon-γ through its carbohydrate side chains for maintaining circulatory and renal immune homeostasis...
January 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Yeawon Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Scott R Manson, Carlos Af Molina, Kendrah Kidd, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Rebecca J Perry, Helen Liapis, Stanislav Kmoch, Chirag R Parikh, Anthony J Bleyer, Ying Maggie Chen
ER stress has emerged as a signaling platform underlying the pathogenesis of various kidney diseases. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop ER stress biomarkers in the incipient stages of ER stress-mediated kidney disease, when a kidney biopsy is not yet clinically indicated, for early therapeutic intervention. Cysteine-rich with EGF-like domains 2 (CRELD2) is a newly identified protein that is induced and secreted under ER stress. For the first time to our knowledge, we demonstrate that CRELD2 can serve as a sensitive urinary biomarker for detecting ER stress in podocytes or renal tubular cells in murine models of podocyte ER stress-induced nephrotic syndrome and tunicamycin- or ischemia-reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), respectively...
December 7, 2017: JCI Insight
Olivier Devuyst, Cristian Pattaro
The identification of genetic factors associated with kidney disease has the potential to provide critical insights into disease mechanisms. Genome-wide association studies have uncovered genomic regions associated with renal function metrics and risk of CKD. UMOD is among the most outstanding loci associated with CKD in the general population, because it has a large effect on eGFR and CKD risk that is consistent across different ethnic groups. The relevance of UMOD for CKD is clear, because the encoded protein, uromodulin (Tamm-Horsfall protein), is exclusively produced by the kidney tubule and has specific biochemical properties that mediate important functions in the kidney and urine...
March 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Sebastian Wunnenburger, Ulla T Schultheiss, Gerd Walz, Birgit Hausknecht, Arif B Ekici, Florian Kronenberg, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Anna Köttgen, Matthias Wuttke
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem with a genetic component. Genome-wide association studies have identified variants associated with specific CKD etiologies, but their genetic overlap has not been well studied. This study examined SNP associations across different CKD etiologies and CKD stages using data from 5,034 CKD patients of the German Chronic Kidney Disease study. In addition to confirming known associations, a systemic lupus erythematosus-associated risk variant at TNXB was also associated with CKD attributed to type 1 diabetes (p = 2...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
Nuo Si, Ke Zheng, Jie Ma, Xiao-Lu Meng, Xue-Mei Li, Xue Zhang
BACKGROUND: Medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD) is clinically indistinguishable from several other autosomal-dominant renal diseases; thus, molecular genetic testing is needed to establish a definitive diagnosis. A specific type of single cytosine insertion in the variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) of the mucin 1 (MUC1) gene is the only known cause of MCKD1; however, genetic analysis of this mutation is difficult and not yet offered routinely. To identify the causative mutation/s and establish a definitive diagnosis in a Chinese family with chronic kidney disease, clinical assessments and genetic analysis were performed, including using a modified genotyping method to identify the MUC1- VNTR single cytosine insertion...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Sae Yanagihara, Takashi Kanaya, Shinji Fukuda, Gaku Nakato, Misaho Hanazato, Xue-Ru Wu, Naoyuki Yamamoto, Hiroshi Ohno
Bacterial access to the gut immune system is a crucial process to promote host immune responses. The probiotic L-92 strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus exerts anti-allergic immunomodulatory effects upon oral administration in mice. Here we show that M cells are responsible for L-92 internalization for evoking L-92-mediated immune responses. L-92 specifically bound to uromodulin, a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein expressed exclusively on M cells among intestinal epithelial cells. Internalization of L-92 into M cells was significantly reduced in uromodulin-deficient (Umod-/-) mice compared to Umod+/+ mice...
July 22, 2017: International Immunology
Bryce G Johnson, Lan T Dang, Graham Marsh, Allie M Roach, Zebulon G Levine, Anthony Monti, Deepak Reyon, Lionel Feigenbaum, Jeremy S Duffield
Uromodulin-associated kidney disease (UAKD) is caused by mutations in the uromodulin (UMOD) gene that result in a misfolded form of UMOD protein, which is normally secreted by nephrons. In UAKD patients, mutant UMOD is poorly secreted and accumulates in the ER of distal kidney epithelium, but its role in disease progression is largely unknown. Here, we modeled UMOD accumulation in mice by expressing the murine equivalent of the human UMOD p.Cys148Trp point mutation (UmodC147W/+ mice). Like affected humans, these UmodC147W/+ mice developed spontaneous and progressive kidney disease with organ failure over 24 weeks...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Joanna Żywiec, Katarzyna Kiliś-Pstrusińska, Maciej Tomaszewski, Władysław Grzeszczak
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important challange for healthcare systems wordwide because of its high prevalence and serious late complications. The results of recent studies suggest an association between CKD development and genetic variation within the uromodulin gene (UMOD). The aim of this study was to investigate associations between two common single nucleotide polymorphisms - rs12917707 and rs11864909, located in the region of UMOD and chronic renal disease. The study group consisted of 109 patients with chronic kidney disease, caused by chronic renal glomerulonephritis or chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis, and 109 pairs of their biological parents...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Yong Yang, Xiaoying Chen, Haochang Hu, Yuting Jiang, Hang Yu, Jie Dai, Yiyi Mao, Shiwei Duan
Uromodulin (UMOD) encodes an uromodulin glycoprotein, and its mutation results in uromodulin glycoprotein dysfunction and the occurrence of gout. The aim of our study was to assess whether UMOD methylation could predict the risk of gout. A total of 89 sporadic gout cases and 103 age and gender-matched healthy controls were recruited in this study. UMOD methylation level was determined by quantitative methylation-specific PCR (qMSP) in peripheral blood, and the percentage of methylated reference (PMR) was described to represent the methylation level...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
Andreas Leiherer, Axel Muendlein, Christoph H Saely, Eva M Brandtner, Kathrin Geiger, Peter Fraunberger, Heinz Drexel
BACKGROUND: Uromodulin is the most abundant protein in urine. Low uromodulin has been found associated with diabetes as well as with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether it also predicts a future decline in kidney function is not known. METHODS: We evaluated the association between serum uromodulin and kidney function in 529 patients and performed a genome-wide association study. Clinical parameters including renal function were determined at baseline and reassessed at a 4-year follow-up visit...
January 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Alan Gomes Pöppl, Guilherme Luiz Carvalho de Carvalho, Itatiele Farias Vivian, Luis Gustavo Corbellini, Félix Hilário Díaz González
Different subtypes of canine diabetes mellitus (CDM) have been described based on their aetiopathogenesis. Therefore, manifold risk factors may be involved in CDM development. This study aims to investigate canine diabetes mellitus risk factors. Owners of 110 diabetic dogs and 136 healthy controls matched by breed, sex, and age were interviewed concerning aspects related to diet, weight, physical activity, oral health, reproductive history, pancreatitis, and exposure to exogenous glucocorticoids. Two multivariate multivariable statistical models were created: The UMod included males and females without variables related to oestrous cycle, while the FMod included only females with all analysed variables...
August 4, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
Olivier Devuyst, Eric Olinger, Luca Rampoldi
Uromodulin (also known as Tamm-Horsfall protein) is exclusively produced in the kidney and is the most abundant protein in normal urine. The function of uromodulin remains elusive, but the available data suggest that this protein might regulate salt transport, protect against urinary tract infection and kidney stones, and have roles in kidney injury and innate immunity. Interest in uromodulin was boosted by genetic studies that reported involvement of the UMOD gene, which encodes uromodulin, in a spectrum of rare and common kidney diseases...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Francesco Trevisani, Alessandro Larcher, Alessandra Cinque, Umberto Capitanio, Francesco Ripa, Riccardo Vago, Arianna Bettiga, Fabio Benigni, Cristina Carenzi, Fabio Muttin, Roberto Bertini, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Salonia, Luca Rampoldi, Francesco Montorsi
The aim of the study was to investigate the association of the uromodulin (UMOD) genotype with patient health status and with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) aggressiveness. The UMOD genotype at the top single nucleotide variant rs4293393 was determined in a cohort of 211 patients diagnosed with a renal mass and treated with surgery. Clinical data were prospectively collected. Due to the higher frequency of allele T relative to the lower frequency of allele C, recessive homozygous (CC), and heterozygous (TC) patients were grouped together and compared with homozygous (TT) patients...
May 12, 2017: European Urology Focus
Nadia Ayasreh Fierro, Rosa Miquel Rodríguez, Ana Matamala Gastón, Elisabet Ars Criach, Roser Torra Balcells
In recent years there has been a reclassification of hereditary tubulointerstitial renal diseases. The old concepts of nephronoptisis or medullary cystic disease have been reordered based on the discovery of new genes. The 2015 KDIGO guidelines proposed a unification of terminology, diagnostic criteria and monitoring. So far 4genes causing autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease have been described: MUC1, UMOD, HNF1B and REN. Although the mutation in each of them causes distinctive features in how they present, all have in common the progressive tubulointerstitial damage and renal fibrosis...
May 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Caitlin Bailie, Jill Kilner, Alexander P Maxwell, Amy Jayne McKnight
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a prevalence of approximately 10% in adult populations. CKD can progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and this is usually fatal unless some form of renal replacement therapy (chronic dialysis or renal transplantation) is provided. There is an inherited predisposition to CKD with several genetic risk markers now identified. The UMOD gene has been associated with CKD of varying aetiologies. An AmpliSeq next generation sequencing panel was developed to facilitate comprehensive sequencing of the UMOD gene, covering exonic and regulatory regions...
2017: PloS One
Noel Edwards, Eric Olinger, Jennifer Adam, Michael Kelly, Guglielmo Schiano, Simon A Ramsbottom, Richard Sandford, Olivier Devuyst, John A Sayer
Heterozygous mutations in UMOD encoding the urinary protein uromodulin are the most common genetic cause of autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD). We describe the exceptional case of a patient from a consanguineous family carrying a novel homozygous UMOD mutation (p.C120Y) affecting a conserved cysteine residue within the EGF-like domain III of uromodulin. Comparison of heterozygote and homozygote mutation carriers revealed a gene dosage effect with unprecedented low levels of uromodulin and aberrant uromodulin fragments in the urine of the homozygote proband...
December 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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