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treatment of membranous nephropathy

Ilan Rozenberg, Andres Kotliroff, Tania Zahavi, Sydney Benchetrit
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is one of the most common causes of nephrotic syndrome (NS) in Caucasian adults. Most patients have good renal prognosis, but 30-40% may progress to end stage renal disease (ESRD). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of immunosuppressive treatment (IST) in high-risk patients. METHODS: All IMN patients diagnosed by kidney biopsy from 2004-2010 were included. Clinical and laboratory data were collected at each follow-up visit...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Eunjin Bae, Sung Woo Lee, Seokwoo Park, Dong Ki Kim, Hajeong Lee, Hyuk Huh, Ho Jun Chin, Shina Lee, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Ji In Park, Sejoong Kim, Dong Jun Park, Shin-Wook Kang, Yon Su Kim, Yun Kuy Oh, Yong Chul Kim, Chun Soo Lim, Jung Tak Park, Jung Pyo Lee
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most common glomerulonephritis in elderly patients showing nephrotic syndrome. However, little is known about its treatment options and outcomes in elderly MN patients at long term follow-up. We retrospectively enrolled patients with biopsy-proven MN between April 1990 and December 2015 from eight tertiary hospitals in Korea. Among them, we excluded patients who had secondary causes of MN and subnephrotic-range proteinuria. We evaluated the presenting features and clinical outcomes and analyzed the all-cause mortality, renal outcomes, infection, and remission with respect to age...
March 3, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Y F Dong, L W Sun, B Zhang, X Y Kuang, X L Niu, Y L Kang, S Hao, P Wang, Z Li, G H Zhu, W Y Huang, Y Wu
Objective: To explore the clinical features and expression of PLA(2)R in renal tissue of children with idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Methods: Retrospective study was performed in patients with membranous nephropathy diagnosed through renal biopsy and the follow-up time was at least half a year in Shanghai Children ' s Hospital from January 2010 to February 2017. We compared their clinicopathological and pathological findings of IMN. Indirect immunofluorescence assay was used to detect glomerular PLA(2)R expression...
March 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Agnieszka Pozdzik, Isabelle Brochériou, Cristina David, Fahd Touzani, Jean Michel Goujon, Karl Martin Wissing
The discovery of circulating antibodies specific for native podocyte antigens has transformed the diagnostic workup and greatly improved management of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). In addition, their identification has clearly characterized iMN as a largely autoimmune disorder. Anti-PLA2R1 antibodies are detected in approximately 70% to 80% and anti-THSD7A antibodies in only 2% of adult patients with iMN. The presence of anti-THSD7A antibodies is associated with increased risk of malignancy. The assessment of PLA2R1 and THSD7A antigen expression in glomerular immune deposits has a better sensitivity than measurement of the corresponding autoantibodies...
2018: BioMed Research International
Wengang Sha, Lei Shen, Ling Zhou, Deyu Xu, Jing Yang, Guoyuan Lu
PURPOSE: Podocytes, terminal differentiation cell in glomerulu, are crucial to kidney-related diseases such as membranous nephropathy (MN). MN is characterized by podocyte injury and glomerular basement membrane thickening. This paper focused to investigate the expression of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (CXCL12) in MN patients and its possible role in podocyte injury. METHODS: Through the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, CXCL12 level in the serum and urine of MN patients was examined...
March 5, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Yen-Sung Huang, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Tai-Kuang Chao, Jin-Shuen Chen, Ann Chen, Cheng-Yi Guo, Hsin-Yi Hsieh, Hsiu-Ming Shih, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Chia-Chao Wu
Membranous nephropathy (MN), a type of glomerular nephritis, is one of the most common causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Although it is known that melatonin plays a protective role in MN, the role of melatonin receptors in the pathophysiology of MN is unclear. Using an experimental MN model and clinical MN specimens, we studied melatonin receptor expression and found that melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) expression was significantly downregulated in renal tubular epithelial cells. Molecular studies showed that the transcription factor pituitary homeobox-1 (PITX1) promoted MTNR1A expression via direct binding to its promoter...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
Xiaoyan Bai, Xiao Li, Jianwei Tian, Liting Xu, Jiao Wan, Youhua Liu
There remains a lack of robust mouse models with key features of advanced human diabetic nephropathy (DN). Few options of murine models of DN require mutations to be superimposed to obtain desired phenotypic characteristics. Most genetically modified mice are on the C57BL/6 background; however, they are notorious for resistance to develop DN. To overcome these conundrums, this study reports a novel DN model by challenging with advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic C57BL/6 mice...
February 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Atsutoshi Shiratori, Taku Nakagawa, Kyoko Kanda, Shigeo Hara, Norishige Yoshikawa, Ryojiro Tanaka
The underlying histopathology is very important in determining patient management, as the histopathology usually has direct repercussions on the treatment response and clinical course. However, the impact of the method used to assess renal biopsies, i.e., light microscopy (LM), immunofluorescence (IF), and electron microscopy (EM), on the occurrence of a difficult biopsy classification in the native kidneys of pediatric nephrotic patients is unknown. A 12-month-old Japanese boy was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome (NS); he was administered prednisolone (60 mg/m2 /day), and a continuous albumin infusion was started...
September 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hong-Bo Weng, Wen-Ke Han, Yan-Wen Xiong, Zhou-Hui Jin, Zhen Lan, Cheng Liu, Xue-Mei Zhang, Wen Peng
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the common microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus. Renal fibrosis is closely related to the deterioration of renal function. The present study aimed to investigate protective effect of Taxus chinensis on high-fat diet/streptozotocin-induced DN in rats and explore the underlying mechanism of action. The rat DN model was established via feeding high fat diet for 4 weeks and subsequently injecting streptozotocin (30 mg·kg-1 body weight) intraperitoneally. The rats with blood glucose levels higher than 16...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Jamie Cheong, Khai Ooi
We report a case of rituximab-induced serum sickness in a 50-year-old female with idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Presentation was characterized by a widespread rash 1 week after rituximab administration followed by fever and profound haemodynamic instability, mimicking sepsis. Symptoms resolved over 48 h, although adjunct antibiotics, steroids and inotropes were used. This case is notable for being the first reaction with rituximab for a renal indication as well as the severity of presentation.
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
Dharmendra Bhadauria, Anand Chellappan, Anupma Kaul, Praveen Etta, Vinay Badri, Raj Kumar Sharma, Narayan Prasad, Amit Gupta, Manoj Jain
Background: Proteinuria and renal dysfunction is common in diabetic patients and may occur due to variety of causes. Nondiabetic renal diseases (NDRD) account for 30% of the renal biopsies, and idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) is a common non diabetic glomerular disease that can exist alone or in combination with diabetic nephropathy (DN). Immunosuppressants used in iMN may be associated with complications of worsening glycemic control and recurrent infections. There is a paucity of literature on the clinical course, outcomes and treatment adverse effects of patients with iMN and diabetes...
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
Richard Van Krieken, Mandeep Marway, Pavithra Parthasarathy, Neel Mehta, Alistar J Ingram, Bo Gao, Joan C Krepinsky
Sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) is an important potential mediator of kidney fibrosis, and is known to be upregulated in diabetic nephropathy. Here we evaluate the effectiveness of SREBP inhibition as treatment for diabetic nephropathy.Type 1 diabetes was induced in uninephrectomized male CD1 mice with streptozotocin. Mice were treated with the SREBP inhibitor fatostatin for 12 weeks. At endpoint, kidney function and pathology were assessed. Fatostatin inhibited the increase of both isoforms of SREBP (1 and 2) in diabetic kidneys...
February 5, 2018: Endocrinology
Yuan Yang, Li Zhao, Li Xiao, Yumei Liang, Chang Wang, Xiao Fu, Xuejing Zhu, Shuguang Yuan, Jianling Zhu, Xiaoping Zhu, Yinghong Liu, Jun Li, Jian Luo, Fuyou Liu, Lin Sun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The present study aimed to explore the equivalence of CHL and tacrolimus (TAC), despite reports regarding the efficacy and safety of TAC in treating SRNS patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of CHL or TAC treatment was performed by collecting the medical records of SRNS patients with a pathological classification of focal segmental glomurular sclerosis (FSGS) or membranous nephropathy (MN) from December 2008 to December 2014 in a 3A grade hospital in southern China...
January 24, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Wei Zhang, Jeffrey H Glaze, David Wynne
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized immune-mediated multisystemic disease characterized by a fibro-inflammatory condition with tissue infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells and often associated with elevated serum IgG4 levels. Typical renal involvement of IgG4-RD presents as tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN), membranous or membranoproliferative nephropathy. We are presenting a case with combined IgG4 membranous nephropathy and TIN, as well as a literature review on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of IgG4-RD...
February 1, 2018: CEN Case Reports
Wenjing Liu, Binbin Chen, Yang Wang, Chenling Meng, Huihui Huang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Jinzhong Qin, Shrikant R Mulay, Hans-Joachim Anders, Andong Qiu, Baoxue Yang, Gordon J Freeman, Hua Jenny Lu, Herbert Y Lin, Zhi-Hua Zheng, Hui-Yao Lan, Yu Huang, Yin Xia
Tubular cell necrosis is a key histological feature of acute kidney injury (AKI). Necroptosis is a type of programed necrosis, which is executed by mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL) upon its binding to the plasma membrane. Emerging evidence indicates that necroptosis plays a critical role in the development of AKI. However, it is unclear whether renal tubular cells undergo necroptosis in vivo and how the necroptotic pathway is regulated during AKI. Repulsive guidance molecule (RGM)-b is a member of the RGM family...
January 30, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Chen Qiao, Wenjuan Ye, Sai Li, Hui Wang, Xuansheng Ding
Podocyte apoptosis in glomerular lesions has been found to have a dominant role in the progression of diabetic nephropathy. The present research aimed to explore the beneficial effect of icariin on diabetic podocytes by interfering in the process of apoptosis. Podocyte apoptosis was significantly exacerbated after high glucose treatment, with the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) increasing simultaneously. Here, we demonstrated that icariin, which is a G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) agonist, inhibited podocyte apoptosis by reducing ROS, maintaining the integrity of mitochondrial membranes...
January 23, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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
Eiichiro Uchino, Daisuke Takada, Haruta Mogami, Takeshi Matsubara, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Motoko Yanagita
Pregnancy and membranous nephropathy (MN) can occur concurrently with nephrotic syndrome. However, the pathophysiology of MN associated with pregnancy remains unclear, including the involvement of anti-M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibody, the major antigen of idiopathic MN (iMN). A treatment for the condition is also not established. We present the case of a 43-year-old pregnant female with incidental proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia. We made a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome at 11 week gestation...
January 18, 2018: CEN Case Reports
R Ramachandran, A K Yadav, V Kumar, N Inamdar, R Nada, K L Gupta, V Jha
Introduction: Autoantibodies to M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (aPLA2R) are seen in two-thirds of patients with primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) and are associated with disease activity. However, the precise temporal dynamics between the presence and amount of aPLA2R in circulation, as well as the clinical activity, are not known. We evaluated the temporal association between disease activity and serum aPLA2R during and after treatment in PMN. Methods: The study included all patients with PMN and elevated aPLA2R who were started on immunosuppressive therapy for persistent nephrotic syndrome at a single center between December 2014 and December 2015...
January 2018: KI Reports
Chanjoong Choi, Sanghyun Ahn, Seung-Kee Min, Jongwon Ha, Curie Ahn, Yonsu Kim, Hajeong Lee, Sang-Il Min
BACKGROUND: Thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) is the most common cause of persistent glomerular hematuria. Most individuals with TBMN show a benign course, although it can be difficult to distinguish it from early stages of progressive renal diseases. However, only limited studies address the prognosis of donors with TBMN and their recipients. METHODS: From 2007 to 2016, 11 recipients received kidney grafts from donors with TBMN, and their clinical data were analyzed retrospectively...
January 12, 2018: Transplantation
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