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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630633/djc-suppresses-advanced-glycation-end-products-induced-jak-stat-signaling-and-ros-in-mesangial-cells
#1
Min Sun, Yan Li, Wenjie Bu, Jindong Zhao, Jianliang Zhu, Lingling Gu, Pingping Zhang, Zhaohui Fang
The antidiabetic properties and anti-inflammatory effects of Danzhi Jiangtang Capsules (DJC) have been demonstrated in clinical and laboratory experiments. In this study, we explored whether DJC can ameliorate advanced glycation end products- (AGEs-) mediated cell injury and the precise mechanisms of DJC in treating diabetic nephropathy (DN). Western blot analysis was employed to assess the expressions of iNOS, COX2, and SOCS and the phosphorylation of JAK2, STAT1, and STAT3 in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) after treatment with DJC...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629718/changes-in-podocyte-trpc-channels-evoked-by-plasma-and-sera-from-patients-with-recurrent-fsgs-and-by-putative-glomerular-permeability-factors
#2
Eun Young Kim, Hila Roshanravan, Stuart E Dryer
Primary forms of focal and segmental glomeruloslerosis (FSGS) are driven by circulating factors that cause dysfunction or loss podocytes. Rare genetic forms of FSGS can be caused by mutations in TRPC6, which encodes a Ca(2+)-permeable cationic channel expressed in mesangial cells and podocytes; and NPHS2, which encodes podocin, a TRPC6-binding protein expressed in podocyte slit diaphragm domains. Here we observed that exposing immortalized mouse podocytes to serum or plasma from recurrent FSGS patients for 24h increased the steady-state cell-surface abundance of TRPC6, accompanied by an increase in currents through endogenous TRPC6 channels evoked by a hypoosmotic stretch stimulus...
June 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
#3
Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611666/mineralocorticoid-receptor-signaling-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-renal-and-cardiac-fibrosis
#4
REVIEW
Greg H Tesch, Morag J Young
Activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) plays important roles in both physiological and pathological events. Blockade of MR signaling with MR antagonists (MRAs) has been used clinically to treat kidney and cardiac disease associated with hypertension and other chronic diseases, resulting in suppression of fibrosis in these organs. However, the current use of steroidal MRAs has been limited by off target effects on other hormone receptors or adverse effects on kidney tubular function. In this review, we summarize recent insights into the profibrotic roles of MR signaling in kidney and cardiovascular disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593583/regulating-autophagy-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-diabetic-nephropathy
#5
REVIEW
Munehiro Kitada, Yoshio Ogura, Itaru Monno, Daisuke Koya
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Autophagy promotes cellular health in response to various cellular stresses and to changes in nutrient conditions. In this review, we focus on the role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy and discuss the regulation of autophagy as a new therapeutic target for the suppression of diabetic nephropathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Previous studies have indicated that autophagy deficiency or insufficiency in renal cells, including podocytes, mesangial cells, endothelial cells and tubular cells, contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy...
July 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590024/one-pot-synthesis-of-fluorescent-nitrogen-doped-carbon-dots-with-good-biocompatibility-for-cell-labeling
#6
Zhengwei Zhang, Kun Yan, Qiulian Yang, Yanhua Liu, Zhengyu Yan, Jianqiu Chen
Here we report an easy and economical hydrothermal carbonization approach to synthesize the fluorescent nitrogen-doped carbon dots (N-CDs) that was developed using citric acid and triethanolamine as the precursors. The synthesis conditions were optimized to obtain the N-CDs with superior fluorescence performances. The as-prepared N-CDs are monodispersed sphere nanoparticles with good water solubility, and exhibited strong fluorescence, favourable photostability and excitation wavelength-dependent behavior. Furthermore, the in vitro cytotoxicity and cellular labeling of N-CDs were investigated using the rat glomerular mesangial cells...
June 7, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588674/resveratrol-ameliorates-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-through-negative-regulation-of-the-p38-mapk-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pathway
#7
Yuan Qiao, Ke Gao, Yangwei Wang, Xueliang Wang, Bo Cui
Resveratrol (RSV) has been shown to have a renoprotective effect against diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying mechanisms of this have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the current study was to explore the mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic effects of RSV in rat mesangial cells in vitro and in a rat model of diabetic nephropathy. The viability of CRL-2573 rat mesangial cells and their expression levels of p38, phosphorylated (p)-p38, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and fibronectin were assessed in response to treatment with high glucose, with or without RSV...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584011/regulatory-t-cell-augmentation-or-interleukin-17-inhibition-prevents-calcineurin-inhibitor-induced-hypertension-in-mice
#8
Valorie L Chiasson, Abhinandan R Pakanati, Marcos Hernandez, Kristina J Young, Kelsey R Bounds, Brett M Mitchell
The immunosuppressive calcineurin inhibitors cyclosporine A and tacrolimus alter T-cell subsets and can cause hypertension, vascular dysfunction, and renal toxicity. We and others have reported that cyclosporine A and tacrolimus decrease anti-inflammatory regulatory T cells and increase proinflammatory interleukin-17-producing T cells; therefore, we hypothesized that inhibition of these effects using noncellular therapies would prevent the hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, and renal glomerular injury induced by calcineurin inhibitor therapy...
June 5, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573137/rituximab-for-treatment-of-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-and-c3-glomerulopathies
#9
REVIEW
Michael Rudnicki
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is a histological pattern of injury resulting from predominantly subendothelial and mesangial deposition of immunoglobulins or complement factors with subsequent inflammation and proliferation particularly of the glomerular basement membrane. Recent classification of MPGN is based on pathogenesis dividing MPGN into immunoglobulin-associated MPGN and complement-mediated C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease (DDD). Current guidelines suggest treatment with steroids, cytotoxic agents with or without plasmapheresis only for subjects with progressive disease, that is, nephrotic range proteinuria and decline of renal function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559966/wedelolactone-from-eclipta-alba-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-enhanced-cell-proliferation-of-human-renal-mesangial-cells-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#10
Peicheng Shen, Xuejun Yang, Jian Jiang, Xianxian Wang, Tingyu Liang, Liqun He
Mesangial cells of glomerulus which could produce and degrade several ECMs, take part in the repair and update of mesangial matrix and GBM, regulate glomerular filtration rate, secret cytokines and phagocytose immune complexes contribute a lot to physiological functions and pathological reactions of glomerular. There inflammation response of abnormal proliferation induced by LPS could lead to renal damage. Herein, wedelolactone, an active chemical constituent extracted from leaves of Eclipta alba, was used to explore if it could be an effective inhibitor of the proliferative response of HRMCs...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554737/podocyte-specific-jak2-overexpression-worsens-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-mice
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Hongyu Zhang, Viji Nair, Jharna Saha, Kevin B Atkins, Jeffrey B Hodgin, Thomas L Saunders, Martin G Myers, Thomas Werner, Matthias Kretzler, Frank C Brosius
Activation of JAK-STAT signaling has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease. An increased expression of JAK-STAT genes was found in kidney glomerular cells, including podocytes, in patients with early diabetic kidney disease. However, it is not known whether increased expression of JAK or STAT isoforms in glomerular cells can lead to worsening nephropathy in the setting of diabetes. Therefore, we overexpressed JAK2 mRNA specifically in glomerular podocytes of 129S6 mice to determine whether this change alone could worsen diabetic kidney disease...
May 26, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554303/c-type-natriuretic-peptide-suppresses-mesangial-proliferation-and-matrix-expression-via-a-mmps-timps-independent-pathway-in-vitro
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Bao Yu Huang, Peng Hu, Dong Dong Zhang, Guang Mei Jiang, Si Yan Liu, Yao Xu, Yang Fang Wu, Xun Xia, Ya Wang
C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) acts mainly in a local, paracrine fashion to regulate vascular tone and cell proliferation. Although several in vivo studies have demonstrated that CNP exerts an inhibitory effect on mesangial matrix generation, a limited number of reports exist about the anti-extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation effect of CNP and its underlying mechanisms in mesangial cells (MCs) in vitro. In this study, human MCs were incubated in serum-containing medium in the absence or presence of CNP (0, 10 and 100 pM) for 24, 48 and 72 h, respectively...
August 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552941/ccl20-secreted-from-iga1-stimulated-human-mesangial-cells-recruits-inflammatory-th17-cells-in-iga-nephropathy
#13
Guoyuan Lu, Xiaopan Zhang, Lei Shen, Qing Qiao, Yuan Li, Jieqiong Sun, Jinping Zhang
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis characterized by human mesangial cells (HMC) proliferation and extracellular matrix expansion associated with immune deposits consisting of galactose-deficient IgA1. However, how IgA1 contributes to IgAN has yet to be completely elucidated. In this study, the expression profile of chemokines was more altered in IgA1-treated HMC than in the control group. CCL20 was significantly higher either in the serum of IgAN patients or in IgA1-treated HMC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549199/effect-of-1-25-oh2d3-on-the-proliferation-of-human-mesangial-cells-and-their-expression-of-ki67
#14
D Zhao, C-J Zhang, R Yang, J-P Chen, L Ma, G Liu, X-P Yang
Previous studies have found that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3 or VD3] exerts many biological effects, including the inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. The goal of our investigation was to explore the effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 on the proliferation of cultured human mesangial cells and their expression of Ki67 in vitro, and to establish its mechanism of action. Cultured human mesangial cells were randomly divided into the following four groups: normal control (N group; administered Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium containing 5% fetal bovine serum), proliferation [epidermal growth factor (EGF) group; administered 10 μg/L EGF], VD3 intervention [administered 10(-8) M 1,25(OH)2D3], and proliferation and intervention [EGF+VD3 group; administered 10 μg/L EGF and 10(-8) M 1,25(OH)2D3]...
May 25, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545434/effects-of-dangguibuxue-decoction-on-rat-glomerular-mesangial-cells-cultured-under-high-glucose-conditions
#15
Xiao-Dan Ren, Ying-Wen Zhang, Xiu-Ping Wang, Ya-Rong Li
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) plays an important role in pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. Here, we investigated the effects of Dangguibuxue decoction (DBD), an herbal traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) formula composed of Astragali Radix and Angelicae Sinensis Radix, on GMC proliferation and fibrogenesis under high-glucose (HG) conditions. METHODS: Sixty male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 5 groups and administered intragastric 0...
May 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538016/hypoxia-inducible-factor-activation-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#16
Patrik Persson, Fredrik Palm
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tissue hypoxia is present in kidneys from diabetic patients and constitutes a central pathway to diabetic kidney disease (DKD). This review summarizes regulation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) and interventions towards the same for treatment of DKD. RECENT FINDINGS: In the hypoxic diabetic kidney, HIF activity and the effects of HIF signaling seem to be cell-specific. In mesangial cells, elevated glucose levels induce HIF activity by a hypoxia-independent mechanism...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536108/inflammatory-stress-promotes-the-development-of-obesity-related-chronic-kidney-disease-via-cd36-in-mice
#17
Ping Yang, Yayun Xiao, Xuan Luo, Yunfei Zhao, Lei Zhao, Yan Wang, Tingting Wu, Li Wei, Zac Varghese, John F Moorhead, Yaxi Chen, Xiong Z Ruan
Ectopic fat located in the kidney has emerged as a novel cause of obesity-related chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we aimed to investigate whether inflammatory stress promotes ectopic lipid deposition in the kidney and causes renal injury in obese mice and whether the pathological process is mediated by the fatty acid translocase CD36. HFD feeding alone resulted in obesity, hyperlipidemia and slight renal lipid accumulation in mice, which nevertheless had normal kidney function. HFD-fed mice with chronic inflammation had severe renal steatosis and obvious glomerular and tubular damage, which was accompanied by increased CD36 expression...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535208/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-in-mesangial-cells-and-retinal-pericytes-and-its-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy-and-retinopathy
#18
Masarori Wakisaka, Tetsuhiko Nagao
Retinopathy and nephropathy are life-threatening diabetic complications that decrease patient quality of life. Although the mechanisms underlying these conditions have been extensively studied, they remain unknown. Recent reports have demonstrated the presence of SGLT2 in retinal pericytes and mesangial cells. Hyperglycemia results in functional and morphological changes in these cells, but these effects are attenuated by phlorizin, a non-selective SGLT inhibitor. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that SGLT2 plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy and that SGLT2 inhibitors may directly protect against these complications...
May 23, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527294/activation-of-hypoxia-signaling-in-stromal-progenitors-impairs-kidney-development
#19
Katharina Gerl, Dominik Steppan, Michaela Fuchs, Charlotte Wagner, Carsten Willam, Armin Kurtz, Birgül Kurt
Intrauterine hypoxia is a reason for impaired kidney development. The cellular and molecular pathways along which hypoxia exerts effects on nephrogenesis are not well understood. They are likely triggered by hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs), and their effects appear to be dependent on the cell compartment contributing to kidney formation. In this study, we investigated the effects of HIF activation in the developing renal stroma, which also essentially modulates nephron development from the metanephric mesenchyme...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508970/glomerulopathy-with-distinctive-fibrillar-deposits-but-lacking-glomerular-deposition-of-type-iii-collagen
#20
Tatsuo Yamamoto, Akashi Togawa, Masanobu Eguchi, Naro Ohashi, Hideo Yasuda, Yutaka Harita, Motoshi Hattori, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Kunio Ohyama
A 62-year-old woman with nephrotic syndrome underwent a renal biopsy. Under light microscopy, the biopsy findings included lobulation and enlargement of glomeruli, occasional thickening of glomerular capillary walls, and narrowing of the capillary lumen by swollen endothelial cells. Congo red staining was negative for amyloid. No significant intraglomerular fibrin deposition was found by phosphotungstic acid hematoxylin staining. Immunofluorescence microscopy showed no deposition of immunoglobulin G, A, or M; no κ or λ light chains; and no C3 or C1q...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
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