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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146701/mesangial-c4d-deposits-in-early-iga-nephropathy
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Alfons Segarra, Katheryne Romero, Irene Agraz, Natalia Ramos, Alvaro Madrid, Clara Carnicer, Elias Jatem, Ramón Vilalta, Luis Enrique Lara, Elena Ostos, Naiara Valtierra, Juliana Jaramillo, Karla V Arredondo, Gema Ariceta, Cristina Martinez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prognostic value of mesangial C4d deposits in IgA nephropathy has been analyzed in patients with reduced GFR but has not been analyzed in those with normal kidney function. The main objective of the study was to analyze the prognostic value of C4d deposits and association with response to treatment in patients with IgA nephropathy and normal GFR. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This retrospective cohort study included 190 patients with idiopathic IgA nephropathy diagnosed by kidney biopsy between 1988 and 2005...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104634/endogenous-nampt-upregulation-is-associated-with-diabetic-nephropathy-inflammatory-fibrosis-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-and-sirt1-pathway-nmn-alleviates-diabetic-nephropathy-inflammatory-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-endogenous-nampt
#2
Ye Chen, Yuzhen Liang, Tingting Hu, Riming Wei, Congjie Cai, Ping Wang, Lingyu Wang, Wei Qiao, Leping Feng
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) is a key enzyme in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) biosynthetic pathway. Exogenous extra cellular Nampt has been reported to increase the synthesis of pro-fibrotic molecules in various types of renal cells. However, the role of endogenous Namptenzymatic activity in diabetic renal cells, particularly those associated with inflammation and fibrosis through the nuclear factor (NF)-κB p65 and sirtuin 1 (Sirt1) pathway is still unknown. In the present study, a possible mechanism by which endogenous Nampt upregulation affects the expression of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic cytokines in vivo and in vitro, is reported...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098818/-advanced-progress-of-main-pharmacology-activities-of-triptolide
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REVIEW
Jin Cui, Xiao Chen, Jia-Can Su
Triptolide is an active component in traditional Chinese medicine Tripterygium wilfordii. Currently, triptolide has been used to treat various diseases, including lupus, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and nephritic syndrome. Its main pharmacology efficacies include anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, and immunity suppression. Recent studies have also demonstrated triptolide's protective effect on cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis. This paper summarizes the pharmacological efficacy of triptolide based on the advance in studies of triptolide...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097196/recurrent-allograft-c3-glomerulonephritis-and-unsuccessful-eculizumab-treatment
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Kati Kaartinen, Leena Martola, Anne Räisänen-Sokolowski, Seppo Meri
There is a great lack of efficient treatments for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and recently emerged complement therapies have been proposed to be useful. We report a patient with a complement-mediated MPGN having recurrencies in kidney allografts and an unsuccessful treatment with complement inhibitor, eculizumab (anti-C5 monoclonal antibody). Nephritic factor (C3Nef), an autoantibody against C3bBb, in the patient serum activated C3 but not C5 showing that major damage was mediated by C3 activation with clearly less involvement of C5 explaining unresponsiveness to eculizumab...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045960/pharmacokinetics-of-once-daily-prolonged-release-formulation-of-tacrolimus-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Y Han, S Q DU, H J Xiao, Y Zhou, J Ding, J J Ding, Y M Cui
OBJECTIVE: Tacrolimus prolonged-release(PR) formulation is a new once-daily formulation of the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus, which is currently used in adult liver or kidney transplant patients,and is also gradually widely used in children with nephrotic syndrome.The present study was undertaken to preliminarily investigate the pharmacokinetic characteristics of tacrolimus PR in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients. METHODS: This single-center open-label prospective study was performed in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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
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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...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950764/unusual-presentation-of-secondary-syphilis-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-andmuco-cutaneous-lesions
#7
Linda Tognetti, Elisa Cinotti, Sergio Tripodi, Guido Garosi, Pietro Rubegni
The worldwide re-emergence of secondary syphilis which happened in the last decade, has led to an increase in primary and secondary syphilis cases, along with the presentation of atypical forms. Nevertheless, reports of renal syphilis with mucosal and/or cutaneous manifestations are nowadays increasing. Typically, secondary syphilis infection in adults causes nephrotic syndrome due to a membranous glomerulonephritis. Here, we report a case of a 30-year-old immunocompetent man presenting with skin rash, oral and perianal erosions and nephritic syndrome...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929695/-effects-of-mongolia-astragali-radix-in-protecting-early-cardiac-and-nephritic-functions-of-patients-of-hypertension-with-metabolic-syndrome
#8
Ning-Yin Li, Xiu-Li Li, Xiao-Ping Zhai, Qiong-Ying Wang, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiao-Feng Wang, Jian-Yun Fan, Feng Bai, Jing Yu
To explore the effect of Mongolia Astragali Radix produced in Longxi of Gansu province in protecting cardiac and nephritic functions of patients of essential hypertension(EH) with metabolic syndrome(MetS). A total of two hundred and twenty-six EH patients with MetS aged above 18 were selected. Patients were randomly divided to control group(adopted conventional medical treatment), Astragali Radix group 1(added Astragali Radix capsules 10 g•d⁻¹ besides conventional medical treatment) and Astragali Radix group 2(added Astragali Radix capsules 5 g•d⁻¹ besides conventional medical treatment)...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918421/macrophage-activation-syndrome-at-the-onset-of-glucocorticoid-resistant-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Delia Tulbă, Marius Balea, Cristian Băicuș
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory state mediated by uncontrolled cytokine storm and haemophagocytosis. Although rarely reported, MAS might occur in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), notably as an inaugural manifestation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the cornerstone of SLE therapy. However, in some cases high doses of GCs are required to achieve remission (i.e. glucocorticoid-resistance), leading to significant side effects. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old Romani male was admitted to our hospital for polyarthralgia, polyserositis and fatigability...
September 16, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904427/micrornas-involvement-in-renal-pathophysiology-a-bird-s-eye-view
#10
REVIEW
P Jaswani, S Prakash, A Dhar, R K Sharma, N Prasad, S Agrawal
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to suppress gene expression by binding to messenger RNAs and in turn regulate different pathophysiological processes. Transforming growth factor-β, mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling, and Wnt signaling-like major pathways associated with miRNAs are involved with kidney diseases. The discovery of miRNAs has provided new insights into kidney pathologies and may provide effective therapeutic strategies. Research has demonstrated the role of miRNAs in a variety of kidney diseases including diabetic nephropathy, lupus nephritis, hypertension, nephritic syndrome, acute kidney injury, renal cell carcinoma, and renal fibrosis...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901387/triptolide-blocks-the-stat3-signaling-pathway-through-induction-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp-1-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
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Ji-Hun Kim, Byoungduck Park
Triptolide, an active component extracted from the medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., has been used to treat various diseases, including lupus, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and nephritic syndrome. The present study investigated the effects of triptolide on multiple myeloma using western blotting and an electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Triptolide was found to suppress the inducible and constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), which is closely associated with inflammation and tumorigenesis...
November 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885376/clinicopathological-features-of-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-renal-diseases-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-nephrotic-range-proteinuria
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Yu Ho Lee, Ki-Pyo Kim, Yang Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Su Woong Jung, Eunji Park, Jin Sug Kim, Kyung-Hwan Jeong, Tae Won Lee, Chun-Gyoo Ihm, Young-Il Jo, Hoon-Young Choi, Hyeong-Cheon Park, So-Young Lee, Dong-Ho Yang, Joo-Hark Yi, Sang-Woong Han, Sang-Ho Lee
Heavy proteinuria with or without features of nephrotic syndrome is associated with many primary and systemic diseases. For diabetic patients, distinguishing nondiabetic renal disease (NDRD) from diabetic nephropathy (DN) is important in choosing treatment modalities and determining renal prognosis. However, clinical relevance of heavy proteinuria is inconsistent with clinical DN assessments. This study investigated the clinicopathological features and renal outcomes of DN and NDRD in type 2 diabetic patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865030/drebrin-in-renal-glomeruli
#13
Wiebke K Ludwig-Peitsch
The central function of renal glomeruli is plasma ultrafiltration for primary urine production. The glomerular filtration barrier consists of a fenestrated endothelium, the glomerular basement membrane and podocytes, mesenchymal-like cells with actin filament-rich protrusions, the "foot processes." Their architecture and function are maintained and regulated by actin and several actin-binding proteins, mutations of which can be causative of glomerular diseases. Since initial immunostaining experiments had demonstrated intense drebrin reactions in renal glomeruli, the distribution of this protein was studied in detail in the kidneys of diverse mammalian species...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846194/spectrum-of-biopsy-proven-renal-disease-in-south-asian-children-two-decades-at-a-tropical-tertiary-care-centre
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Anjali Mohapatra, Shailesh Kakde, Vellaichamy M Annapandian, Anna T Valson, Neelaveni Duhli, Anila Korula, Smita Mary Matthai, Anna B Pulimood, Vinoi G David, Suceena Alexander, Shibu Jacob, Santosh Varughese, Basu Gopal, Tamilarasi Veerasamy, George T John
AIM: We report findings from a large single centre paediatric renal biopsy cohort in South Asia. METHODS: We analyzed all renal biopsies performed on children aged ≤18 years between 1996 and 2015 at our centre. The clinical characteristics and histological diagnosis pertaining to each case, distribution of renal diseases in children with various clinical presentations, and changes in the pattern of kidney disease during the study period were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 1740 paediatric kidney biopsies were performed during the study period...
August 28, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838767/c4-nephritic-factors-in-c3-glomerulopathy-a-case-series
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Yuzhou Zhang, Nicole C Meyer, Fernando C Fervenza, Winnie Lau, Adam Keenan, Gabriel Cara-Fuentes, Dingwu Shao, Aalia Akber, Veronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Sanjeev Sethi, Carla M Nester, Richard J H Smith
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) defines a group of rare complement-mediated kidney diseases with a shared underlying pathophysiology: dysregulation of complement in the fluid phase and glomerular microenvironment. Dysregulation can be driven by autoantibodies to C3 and C5 convertases. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 168 patients with C3G (dense deposit disease, 68; C3 glumerulonephritis, 100) selected from our C3G biobank...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757638/glomerular-disease-functional-consequences-of-c5-nephritic-factors-in-c3-glomerulopathies
#16
Ellen F Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756872/retinoic-acid-improves-nephrotoxic-serum-induced-glomerulonephritis-through-activation-of-podocyte-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE
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Yan Dai, Anqun Chen, Ruijie Liu, Leyi Gu, Shuchita Sharma, Weijing Cai, Fadi Salem, David J Salant, Jeffrey W Pippin, Stuart J Shankland, Marcus J Moeller, Norbert B Ghyselinck, Xiaoqiang Ding, Peter Y Chuang, Kyung Lee, John Cijiang He
Proliferation of glomerular epithelial cells, including podocytes, is a key histologic feature of crescentic glomerulonephritis. We previously found that retinoic acid (RA) inhibits proliferation and induces differentiation of podocytes by activating RA receptor-α (RARα) in a murine model of HIV-associated nephropathy. Here, we examined whether RA would similarly protect podocytes against nephrotoxic serum-induced crescentic glomerulonephritis and whether this effect was mediated by podocyte RARα. RA treatment markedly improved renal function and reduced the number of crescentic lesions in nephritic wild-type mice, while this protection was largely lost in mice with podocyte-specific ablation of Rara (Pod-Rara knockout)...
July 27, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748900/dense-deposit-disease-in-a-child-with-febrile-sore-throat
#18
Giovanni Conti, Dominique De Vivo, Agata Vitale, Carmelo Fede, Domenico Santoro
Dense deposit disease or membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II is a rare glomerulopathy characterized on renal biopsy by deposition of abnormal electron-dense material in the glomerular basement membrane. The pathophysiologic basis is uncontrolled systemic activation of the alternate pathway of the complement cascade. C3 nephritic factor, an autoantibody directed against the C3 convertase of the alternate pathway, plays a key role. In some patients, complement gene mutations have been identified...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745692/-changes-in-the-complement-system-in-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
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V A Yurova, L A Bobrova, N L Kozlovskaya, Yu V Korotchaeva, A G Serova, L V Kozlov, S S Andina, K A Demyanova, A M Kuchieva, S V Roshchupkina
AIM: To compare the clinical manifestations membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) in its idiopathic variant, lupus nephritis (LN), and C3 glomerulopathy (C3-GP), by comparing them with changes in the complement system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The clinic of nephrology followed up 42 patients with different types of MPGN in 2013 to 2015. The study included 35 patients divided into 3 groups: 1) 8 patients with C3-GP, 2) 13 with idiopathic MPGN; 3) 14 with Class IV LN...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722110/renal-infiltrating-cd11c-cells-are-pathogenic-in-murine-lupus-nephritis-through-promoting-cd4-t-cell-responses
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X Liao, J Ren, A Reihl, T Pirapakaran, B Sreekumar, T E Cecere, C M Reilly, X M Luo
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), causing morbidity and mortality in 40-60% of SLE patients. The pathogenic mechanisms of LN are not completely understood. Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of various immune cell populations in lupus nephritic kidneys of both SLE patients and lupus-prone mice. These cells may play important pathogenic or regulatory roles in situ to promote or sustain LN. Here, using lupus-prone mouse models, we showed the pathogenic role of a kidney-infiltrating CD11c(+) myeloid cell population in LN...
November 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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