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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030988/mir-145-5p-inhibits-proliferation-and-inflammatory-responses-of-rmc-through-regulating-akt-gsk-pathway-by-targeting-cxcl16
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Junbiao Wu, Yu He, Yining Luo, Lei Zhang, Hua Lin, Xusheng Liu, Bihao Liu, Chunling Liang, Yuan Zhou, Jiuyao Zhou
The main pathological characteristics of chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) are diffuse mesangial cells proliferation and inflammatory responses. Our previous studies have confirmed that miR-145-5p was abnormally elevated in CGN rats, but its mechanism remains unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to elucidate the mechanism of miR-145-5p in regulation of renal mesangial cells proliferation and inflammatory responses. In vivo study, the cationic bovine serum albumin(C-BSA)-induced CGN rat model was established, and the content of miR-145-5p in renal was examined by qRT-PCR, meanwhile, we also determined the renal function and inflammatory infiltrate...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030465/cluster-analysis-identifies-distinct-pathogenetic-patterns-in-c3-glomerulopathies-immune-complex-mediated-membranoproliferative-gn
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Paraskevas Iatropoulos, Erica Daina, Manuela Curreri, Rossella Piras, Elisabetta Valoti, Caterina Mele, Elena Bresin, Sara Gamba, Marta Alberti, Matteo Breno, Annalisa Perna, Serena Bettoni, Ettore Sabadini, Luisa Murer, Marina Vivarelli, Marina Noris, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Membranoproliferative GN (MPGN) was recently reclassified as alternative pathway complement-mediated C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) and immune complex-mediated membranoproliferative GN (IC-MPGN). However, genetic and acquired alternative pathway abnormalities are also observed in IC-MPGN. Here, we explored the presence of distinct disease entities characterized by specific pathophysiologic mechanisms. We performed unsupervised hierarchical clustering, a data-driven statistical approach, on histologic, genetic, and clinical data and data regarding serum/plasma complement parameters from 173 patients with C3G/IC-MPGN...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027595/carnosinase-diabetes-mellitus-and-the-potential-relevance-of-carnosinase-deficiency
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REVIEW
Verena Peters, Johannes Zschocke, Claus P Schmitt
Carnosinase (CN1) is a dipeptidase, encoded by the CNDP1 gene, that degrades histidine-containing dipeptides, such as carnosine, anserine and homocarnosine. Loss of CN1 function (also called carnosinase deficiency or aminoacyl-histidine dipeptidase deficiency) has been reported in a small number of patients with highly elevated blood carnosine concentrations, denoted carnosinaemia; it is unclear whether the variety of clinical symptoms in these individuals is causally related to carnosinase deficiency. Reduced CN1 function should increase serum carnosine concentrations but the genetic basis of carnosinaemia has not been formally confirmed to be due to CNDP1 mutations...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027319/pregnancy-in-immunoglobulin-m-nephropathy
#4
Meryem Hocaoğlu, Sabahat Alışır Ecder, Abdulkadir Turgut, Ateş Karateke
Immunoglobulin nephropathy is an uncommon glomerular disease and a relatively less recognized clinico-immunopathological entity in the domain of glomerulonephritis, often thought to be a bridge between minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. It is characterized by asymptomatic hematuria, episodes of macroscopic hematuria and proteinuria. Corticosteroids remain the mainstay of therapeutic strategies for such patients. We present what we believe to be the first known case of successful pregnancy in a 40-year-old woman with a 12-year history of underlying immunoglobulin nephropathy...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026082/targeted-delivery-of-celastrol-to-mesangial-cells-is-effective-against-mesangioproliferative-glomerulonephritis
#5
Ling Guo, Shi Luo, Zhengwu Du, Meiling Zhou, Peiwen Li, Yao Fu, Xun Sun, Yuan Huang, Zhirong Zhang
Mesangial cells-mediated glomerulonephritis is a frequent cause of end-stage renal disease. Here, we show that celastrol is effective in treating both reversible and irreversible mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis in rat models, but find that its off-target distributions cause severe systemic toxicity. We thus target celastrol to mesangial cells using albumin nanoparticles. Celastrol-albumin nanoparticles crosses fenestrated endothelium and accumulates in mesangial cells, alleviating proteinuria, inflammation, glomerular hypercellularity, and excessive extracellular matrix deposition in rat anti-Thy1...
October 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025319/the-effects-of-salvia-przewalskii-total-phenolic-acid-extract-on-immune-complex-glomerulonephritis
#6
Yang Yang, Zhi-Peng Wang, Shou-Hong Gao, Hong-Qi Ren, Ren-Qian Zhong, Wan-Sheng Chen
CONTEXT: Salvia przewalskii Maxim. (Lamiaceae) is a Chinese herbal medicine that has long been used for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the therapeutic efficacy of S. przewalskii total phenolic acid extract (SPE) on immune complex glomerulonephritis (ICG) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two Wistar rats were randomized into six groups. ICG was induced in all groups except normal control group...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022866/ictv-virus-taxonomy-profile-hepeviridae
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Michael A Purdy, Tim J Harrison, S Jameel, X-J Meng, H Okamoto, W H M Van der Poel, Donald B Smith, Ictv Report Consortium
The family Hepeviridae includes enterically transmitted small non-enveloped positive-sense RNA viruses. It includes the genera Piscihepevirus, whose members infect fish, and Orthohepevirus, whose members infect mammals and birds. Members of the genus Orthohepevirus include hepatitis E virus, which is responsible for self-limiting acute hepatitis in humans and several mammalian species; the infection may become chronic in immunocompromised individuals. Extrahepatic manifestations of Guillain-Barré syndrome, neuralgic amyotrophy, glomerulonephritis and pancreatitis have been described in humans...
October 12, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020719/diagnosis-and-management-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Oonagh McCloskey, Alexander P Maxwell
Nephrotic syndrome is defined by a triad of clinical features: oedema, substantial proteinuria (> 3.5 g/24 hours) and hypoalbuminaemia (< 30 g/L). It is often associated with hyperlipidaemia, thromboembolism and an increased risk of infection. Nephrotic syndrome develops following pathological injury to renal glomeruli. This may be a primary problem, with a disease specific to the kidneys, or secondary to a systemic disorder such as diabetes mellitus. The most common cause in children is minimal change glomerulonephritis...
February 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018146/anca-and-iga-glomerulonephritis-all-in-one-prognosis-and-complications
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Pitchaphon Nissaisorakarn, Vivette D'Agati, Kisra Anis, Belinda Jim
We present the case of a 75-year-old Hispanic woman with known stage 3 chronic kidney disease, long-standing hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with right-sided abdominal pain and acute kidney injury, nephrotic range proteinuria with positive antimyeloperoxidase antibody. A renal biopsy revealed IgA nephropathy with superimposed pauci-immune antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis. The patient was treated with pulse intravenous methylprednisolone, cyclophosphamide and plasmapheresis...
October 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990057/id3-may-protect-mice-from-anti%C3%A2-gbm-glomerulonephritis-by-regulating-the-differentiation-of-th17-and-treg-cells
#10
Huan Zhou, Le Wang, Qing Xu, Qingquan Liu, Hui Liu, Wenhui Qiu, Tingyang Hu, Yongman Lv, Qian Zhang
Anti‑glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti‑GBM GN) is an autoimmune disease that leads to severe and rapidly progressive renal injury. Inhibition of DNA‑binding factor 3 (ID3) serves a key role in autoimmune diseases, such as asthma and Sjögren's syndrome, and in experimental allergic encephalitis models. However, the role of ID3 in the progression of anti‑GBM GN remains unknown. In the present study, ID3 mRNA expression increased between 3‑ and 20‑fold in the renal tissues of anti‑GBM GN mice compared with the Control group, with a peak at day 14 post‑induction...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988671/c3-deposits-worsens-the-prognosis-in-type-iii-extracapillary-glomerulonephritis
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Marina Sánchez-Agesta Martínez, Cristina Rabasco Ruiz, Rafael Sánchez Sánchez, Rosa Ortega Salas, María López Andreu, Pedro Aljama García, Mario Espinosa Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Type iii extracapillary glomerulonephritis (PEGN) is a common cause of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and it is usually associated with circulating anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs). Recent evidence points to complement activation as an important factor in the pathogenesis of PEGN. The aim of the present study was to assess the value of C3 deposits in the prognosis of PEGN. METHODS: All patients diagnosed of PEGN from 1995 to 2015 (n=72) were included in this study...
October 5, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984775/clinicopathological-features-of-progressive-renal-involvement-in-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Mari Tanaka, Hiraku Tsujimoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Saeko Shimoda, Kazumasa Oka, Hiroya Takeoka
RATIONALE: TAFRO syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by a constellation of symptoms: Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, MyeloFibrosis, Renal dysfunction, and Organomegaly. Progressive renal insufficiency is a predominant symptom; however, the mechanism of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unclear, probably because severe thrombocytopenia prevents kidney biopsy. We report a rare case of TAFRO syndrome with histologically confirmed renal involvement. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 70-year-old man developed fever, anasarca, AKI, thrombocytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984299/medical-renal-diseases-are-frequent-but-often-unrecognized-in-adult-autopsies
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Marie E Perrone, Anthony Chang, Kammi J Henriksen
Kidney diseases affect many hospitalized patients and contribute to morbidity and mortality. Therefore, kidney disease should be prevalent, but the frequency and spectrum of medical renal pathology in autopsy specimens has not been well documented. We sought to determine the spectrum of medical renal pathology in adult autopsy specimens and the frequency of overlooked diagnoses. We reviewed the hematoxylin- and eosin-stained kidney sections from 140 adult autopsies performed at a large teaching hospital over a 2-year period...
October 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983073/abo-incompatible-renal-transplantation-with-high-antibody-titer-a-case-report
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Deepak Shankar Ray, Sharmila Thukral
BACKGROUND Even though renal transplantation across blood groups is not uncommonly practiced nowadays, there is still hesitation regarding ABO-incompatible transplantation with very high baseline antibody titer. In this case report, the outcome of an ABO-incompatible kidney transplant recipient with a high baseline isoagglutinin titer is reported. CASE REPORT The patient was a non-diabetic, 33-year-old man with end-stage renal disease secondary to chronic glomerulonephritis. The only kidney donor available was his mother, who was blood-group incompatible...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981228/-work-up-and-follow-up-of-a-proteinuria-who-does-what-and-how
#15
M Libertalis
Reagent strip urinalysis is a very simple and affordable way to detect proteinuria. This mean, however efficient, generally requires further laboratory analysis of an early morning urine sample, as readily available. Lately, urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) has largely taken over other detection methods by its precision and ability to foreshow earlier stages of diabetic nephropathy. The confirmation of this biological abnormality enables chronic kidney disease staging, helps appreciate the risk it is associated with, and must lead to different interventions in order to reduce its burden : cause determination (which might eventually lead to a kidney biopsy) ; renin-angiotensin-system blockade in every ACR ⟩ 300 mg/g patients (or in ACR 30 - 300 mg/g diabetic patients) ; hypertension control ; or specific treatment (e...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978692/the-erm-protein-moesin-regulates-cd8-regulatory-t-cell-homeostasis-and-self-tolerance
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Hiroki Satooka, Daisuke Nagakubo, Tomomi Sato, Takako Hirata
The ezrin-radixin-moesin (ERM) proteins are a family of membrane-associated proteins that link membrane proteins with actin filaments in the cell cortex and regulate many cellular processes, including cell shape determination, membrane transport, and signal transduction. Lymphocytes predominantly express two ERM members, ezrin and moesin. Mutations in the moesin gene in humans are associated with primary immunodeficiency with profound lymphopenia, and moesin-deficient mice exhibit a similar lymphopenia phenotype...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975633/analysis-of-clinical-features-and-pathology-of-serum-hbsag-positive-glomerulonephritis
#17
Tao Peng, Tingting Xie, Lei Liu, Junhui Zhen, Xiangdong Yang
Objective To analyze the relationship between the factors related to the occurrence of HBV-GN and serum HBsAg-positive glomerulonephritis. Methods A total of fifty-six patients were enrolled in the present study. All enrolled cases were divided into two groups according to whether HBsAg and/or HBcAg was present in renal kidney tissue: patients with Hepatitis B virus-associated nephritis (HBV-GN group, 30 cases) and patients with hepatitis B virus-combined nephritis (HBV-CG group, 26 cases). We sought to analyse the differences in clinical features and pathological characteristics in both groups...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975106/reporting-renal-biopsies-from-cyprus-a-systematic-approach
#18
Düriye Deren Oygar, Guy H Neild
BACKGROUND: The etiology of renal disease varies in different parts of the world. In the Middle East, half of all patients reaching end-stage are categorised as either unknown etiology or hypertension-related nephropathy. OBJECTIVES: To report a renal biopsy series, in a reproducible format and manner, so that data can be compared directly among other series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Biopsies of native kidneys were performed in a 10-year period, at a tertiary referral hospital that provides the entire nephrology service for north Cyprus...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975104/proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-igg-deposits-an-unusual-cause-of-de-novo-disease-in-kidney-allograft
#19
Sabiha M Hussain, Kalathil K Sureshkumar
BACKGROUND: Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits (PGNMID) is a newly described and rare entity that can develop in native and very rarely in transplanted kidneys. We present a patient who developed de novo PGNMID in the kidney allograft along with a review of the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year old female with type 1 diabetes who underwent successful simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation 6 years earlier presented with rising serum creatinine, nephrotic range proteinuria and microhematuria...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974086/renal-disease-in-patients-with-celiac-disease-a-review
#20
Boonphiphop Boonpheng, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Karn Wijarnpreecha
Celiac disease, an inflammatory disease of small bowel caused by sensitivity to dietary gluten and related protein, affects approximately 0.5-1% of the population in the Western world. Extraintestinal symptoms and associated diseases are increasingly recognized including diabetes mellitus type 1, thyroid disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and ataxia. There have also been a number of reports of various types of renal involvement in patients with celiac disease including diabetes nephropathy, IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome related to malabsorption, oxalate nephropathy, and associations of celiac disease with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease...
October 3, 2017: Minerva Medica
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