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Rima S Zahr, Prasanthi Chappa, Hong Yin, Lou A Brown, Kenneth I Ataga, David R Archer
Recent studies have demonstrated pleiotropic effects of statins in various mouse models of kidney disease. In this study, Townes humanized sickle cell mice were treated for 8 weeks with atorvastatin at a dose of 10 mg/kg/day starting at 10 weeks of age. Treatment with atorvastatin significantly reduced albuminuria, and improved both urine concentrating ability and glomerular filtration rate. Atorvastatin also decreased markers of kidney injury and endothelial activation, and ameliorated oxidant stress in renal tissues and peripheral macrophages...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Xueling Li, Weijing Cai, Kyung Lee, Bohan Liu, Yueyi Deng, Yiping Chen, Xianwen Zhang, John Cijiang He, Yifei Zhong
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March 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
Qian Shi, Suryavathi Viswanadhapalli, William E Friedrichs, Chakradhar Velagapudi, Cédric Szyndralewiez, Shweta Bansal, Manzoor A Bhat, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury, Hanna E Abboud
The mechanism by which TSC2 inactivation or deficiency contributes to the pathology of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is not fully clear. We show that renal angiomyolipomas from TSC patients and kidney cortex from Tsc2+/- mice exhibit elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Downregulation of tuberin (protein encoded by TSC2 gene) in renal proximal tubular epithelial cells significantly increased ROS concomitant with enhanced Nox4. Similarly, we found elevated levels of Nox4 in the renal cortex of Tsc2+/- mice and in the renal angiomyolipomas from TSC patients...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Keerati Wanchai, Sakawdaurn Yasom, Wannipa Tunapong, Titikorn Chunchai, Parameth Thiennimitr, Chaiyavat Chaiyasut, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Siriporn Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn, Anusorn Lungkaphin
Obesity is health issue worldwide, which can lead to kidney dysfunction. Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that have beneficial effects on health. This study aimed to investigate the effects of xylooligosaccharide (XOS) on renal function, renal organic anion transporter 3 (Oat3) and the mechanisms involved. High-fat diet was provided for 12 weeks in male Wistar rats. After that, the rats were divided into normal diet (ND); normal diet treated with XOS (NDX); high-fat diet (HF) and high-fat diet treated with XOS (HFX)...
April 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
Yan Cui, Yan Shi, Yan Bao, Shulong Wang, Qiuju Hua, Yun Liu
Diabetes affects a large proportion of population wide across the world and kidney is a main target organ of diabetic complications. Zingerone is a stable active component derived from dry ginger rhizome. We investigated the effect of zingerone on diabetic nephropathy and explored the possible mechanisms. We showed that zingerone decreased the levels of serum insulin, C-peptide and glycosylated hemoglobin A1c. The levels of blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine, urinary albumin content and albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) were reduced by zingerone...
January 20, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Bo Young Jeong, Se-Ra Park, Sungkwon Cho, Seong-Lan Yu, Hoi Young Lee, Chang Gyo Park, Jaeku Kang, Da-Young Jung, Moon Hyang Park, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Ju-Young Jung, Se-Hee Yoon
Background: Colistin (polymyxin E) is an important constituent of the polymyxin class of cationic polypeptide antibiotics. Intrarenal oxidative stress can contribute to colistin-induced nephrotoxicity. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide 3-phosphate oxidases (Noxs) are important sources of reactive oxygen species. Among the various types of Noxs, Nox4 is predominantly expressed in the kidney. Objectives: We investigated the role of Nox4 and benefit of Nox4 inhibition in colistin-induced acute kidney injury using in vivo and in vitro models...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Bo Young Jeong, Hoi Young Lee, Chang Gyo Park, Jaeku Kang, Seong-Lan Yu, Du-Ri Choi, Seung-Yun Han, Moon Hyang Park, Sungkwon Cho, Soo Young Lee, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Hye-Myung Ryu, Eun-Joo Oh, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim, Se-Hee Yoon
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) is a leading cause of acute kidney injury following radiographic procedures. Intrarenal oxidative stress plays a critical role in CIAKI. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide 3-phosphate (NADPH) oxidases (Noxs) are important sources of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Among the various types of Noxs, Nox4 is expressed predominantly in the kidney in rodents. Here, we evaluated the role of Nox4 and benefit of Nox4 inhibition on CIAKI using in vivo and in vitro models. HK-2 cells were treated with iohexol, with or without Nox4 knockdown, or the most specific Nox1/4 inhibitor (GKT137831)...
2018: PloS One
Rong Jun Wan, Yue Hong Li
The present study investigated the role of microRNA (miR)‑146a in a diabetic nephropathy (DN) model, and its molecular mechanism. DN mice were given intraperitoneal injections of streptozotocin (55 mg/kg/day) for 5 consecutive days as an in vivo DN model. The HK‑2 human kidney cell line were exposed to 45% D‑glucose as an in vitro DN model. Firstly, it was demonstrated that miR‑146a expression was inhibited and NAPDH oxidase 4 (Nox4) was increased in DN mice. In HK‑2 cells, overexpression of miR‑146a inhibited Nox4 protein expression and decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, oxidative stress and inflammation, and suppressed vascular cell adhesion molecule‑1 (VCAM‑1) and intracellular adhesion molecule‑1 (ICAM‑1) protein expression...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xueling Li, Weijing Cai, Kyung Lee, Bohan Liu, Yueyi Deng, Yiping Chen, Xianwen Zhang, John Cijiang He, Yifei Zhong
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December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xiao-Ming Meng, Gui-Ling Ren, Li Gao, Qin Yang, Hai-Di Li, Wei-Feng Wu, Cheng Huang, Lei Zhang, Xiong-Wen Lv, Jun Li
The goal of this study was to elucidate the functional role of Nox4 during acute kidney injury (AKI). NADPH oxidases are a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the kidney in normal and pathological conditions. Among NADPH oxidase isoforms, NADPH oxidase4 (Nox4) is highly expressed in the kidney and has an important role in kidney diseases, such as diabetic nephropathy and renal carcinoma. We previously found that Nox4 expression significantly increased in the toxic AKI model. However, its functional role and mechanism of action in AKI are still unknown...
November 6, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Xueling Li, Weijing Cai, Kyung Lee, Bohan Liu, Yueyi Deng, Yiping Chen, Xianwen Zhang, John Cijiang He, Yifei Zhong
Radix puerariae, a traditional Chinese herbal medication, has been used to treat patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN). Several studies demonstrated that puerarin, the active compound of radix puerariae, reduces diabetic injury in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rodent models. However, as STZ injection alone results in mild kidney injury, the therapeutic benefit afforded by puerarin in DN remained inconclusive. Thus we sought to clarify the role of puerarin by employing an accelerated DN model, STZ-induced diabetes in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase-null (eNOS(-/-)) mice...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ling Gao, Yingjie Hu, Jing Li
The authors previously reported that pigment epithelium‑derived factor (PEDF) protects the diabetic kidney from fibrosis via its anti‑oxidative effects. However, the underlying molecular mechanism has never been revealed. The present study aimed to investigate how PEDF protects mesangial cells from diabetes induced damage. Human mesangial cells were exposed to a diabetic environment [30 mmol/l glucose and 200 mg advanced glycation end products (AGEs)] in the absence or presence of PEDF (200 mg/l). The superoxide and peroxynitrite productions were measured by fluorescent assay...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Guang-Kai Xu, Chen-Yu Sun, Xiao-Ying Qin, Yu Han, Yi Li, Guo-Yong Xie, Qin Min-Jian
The present study was designed to explore the mechanism by which ethanol extract of Bombax ceiba leaves (BCE) and its main constituent mangiferin (MGF) affect diabetic nephropathy by combating oxidative stress. Oral administration of BCE and MGF to normal and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice were carried out. Fasting blood glucose, 24-h urinary albumin, serum creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen were tested, histopathology, and immunohistochemical analysis of kidney tissues were performed. Moreover, mesangial cells were treated with BCE and MGF for 48 h with or without 25 mmol·L(-1) of glucose...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Beibei Chen, Lili Wang, Lin Li, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Chenyue Liu, Rufeng Ma, Qiangqiang Jia, Dandan Zhao, Jianzhao Niu, Min Fu, Sihua Gao, Dongwei Zhang
Background: Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) has now attracted increasing attention as an alternative medicine in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This study aimed to provide a general review of traditional interpretation of the actions of FLL in osteoporosis, main phytochemical constituents, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology in bone improving effect, and safety. Materials and Methods: Several databases, including PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, National Science and Technology Library, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Web of Science were consulted to locate publications pertaining to FLL...
September 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Michela Zanetti, Gianluca Gortan Cappellari, Davide Barbetta, Annamaria Semolic, Rocco Barazzoni
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is a key vascular alteration in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Omega 3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) reduce vascular oxidative stress and inflammation. We investigated whether n-3 PUFA could reverse endothelial dysfunction in CKD by improving endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) function and oxidative stress. METHODS: 5/6 nephrectomized male Wistar rats (CKD; n = 10) and sham operated animals (SHAM; n = 10) were treated for 6 weeks with standard diet...
August 18, 2017: Nutrients
Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang, Yanhong Wang, Xiaole Su, Yue Qi, Yun Fan, Zhiqiang Peng
NADPH oxidase Nox4-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in renal fibrosis. Our previous study demonstrated that intermedin (IMD) alleviated unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced renal fibrosis by inhibition of ROS. However, the precise mechanisms remain unclear. Herein, we investigated the effect of IMD on Nox4 expression and NADPH oxidase activity in rat UUO model, and explored if these effect were achieved through cAMP-PKA pathway, the important post-receptor signal transduction pathway of IMD, in TGF-β1-stimulated rat proximal tubular cell (NRK-52E)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
Yosuke Kawamorita, Takeshi Shiraishi, Yoshifuru Tamura, Takanori Kumagai, Shigeru Shibata, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Makoto Hosoyamada, Takahiko Nakagawa, Shunya Uchida
Topiroxostat is a novel inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, and is postulated to exert a renoprotective effect. Puromycin aminonucleoside nephrosis (PAN) is a rat model of minimal change nephrotic syndrome. In this study, we examined whether topiroxostat ameliorates the kidney injury in PAN rats that was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of PA (100 mg/kg body weight). Rats were divided into four groups: control rats, PAN rats, control rats treated with topiroxostat (1.0 mg/kg/day), and PAN rats treated with topiroxostat...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
Kazufumi Nakamura, Daiji Miura, Yukihiro Saito, Kei Yunoki, Yasushi Koyama, Minoru Satoh, Megumi Kondo, Kazuhiro Osawa, Omer F Hatipoglu, Toru Miyoshi, Masashi Yoshida, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The klotho gene was identified as an "aging-suppressor" gene that accelerates arterial calcification when disrupted. Serum and vascular klotho levels are reduced in patients with chronic kidney disease, and the reduced levels are associated with arterial calcification. Intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an n-3 fatty acid, reduces the risk of fatal coronary artery disease. However, the effects of EPA on arterial calcification have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of EPA on arterial calcification in klotho mutant mice...
2017: PloS One
Sungjin Chung, Soojeong Kim, Minyoung Kim, Eun Sil Koh, Seok Joon Shin, Cheol Whee Park, Yoon Sik Chang, Ho-Shik Kim
The aim of this study was to assess any potential additive effects of a treatment combining aliskiren with paricalcitol on reducing renal fibrosis. C57BL/6J mice were treated individually with aliskiren and/or paricalcitol until 7 days after initiation of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO).In obstructed kidneys of UUO mice, monotherapy with aliskiren or paricalcitol significantly attenuated interstitial fibrosis, collagen IV accumulation, and α-smooth muscle actin- and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated biotin nick end-labeling-positive cells...
2017: PloS One
Maria Zena Miranda, Janne Folke Bialik, Pam Speight, Qinghong Dan, Tony Yeung, Katalin Szászi, Stine F Pedersen, András Kapus
Hippo pathway transcriptional coactivators TAZ and YAP and the TGF-β1 (TGFβ) effector Smad3 regulate a common set of genes, can physically interact, and exhibit multilevel cross-talk regulating cell fate-determining and fibrogenic pathways. However, a key aspect of this cross-talk, TGFβ-mediated regulation of TAZ or YAP expression, remains uncharacterized. Here, we show that TGFβ induces robust TAZ but not YAP protein expression in both mesenchymal and epithelial cells. TAZ levels, and to a lesser extent YAP levels, also increased during experimental kidney fibrosis...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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