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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101192/c-peptide-exhibits-a-late-induction-effect-on-matrix-metallopeptidase-9-in-high-glucose-stimulated-rat-mesangial-cells
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Junxia Wang, Yanning Li, Mingzhi Xu, Dandan Li, Yu Wang, Jinsheng Qi, Kunyu He
Insufficient matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-2 is considered to be a contributor of extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation in diabetic nephropathy (DN). C-peptide can reverse fibrosis, thus exerting a beneficial effect on DN. Whether C-peptide induces MMP-9 and MMP-2 to reverse ECM accumulation is not clear. In the present study, in order to determine ECM metabolism, rat mesangial cells were treated with high glucose (HG) and C-peptide intervention, then the early and late effects of C-peptide on HG-affected MMP-9 and MMP-2 were evaluated...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100505/-5r-5-hydroxytriptolide-ameliorates-lupus-nephritis-in-mrl-lpr-mice-by-preventing-infiltration-of-immune-cells
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Lu-Yao Zhang, Heng Li, Yan-Wei Wu, Lei Cheng, Yu-Xi Yan, Xiao-Qian Yang, Feng-Hua Zhu, Shi-Jun He, Wei Tang, Jian-Ping Zuo
(5R)-5-Hydroxytriptolide (LLDT-8), a triptolide derivative with low toxicity, was previously reported to have strong immunosuppressive effects both in vitro and in vivo, but it remains unknown whether LLDT-8 has a therapy effect on systemic lupus erythematosus. In this study, we aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of LLDT-8 on lupus nephritis in MRL/lpr mice, a model of systemic lupus erythematosus. Compared with vehicle group, different clinical parameters were improved upon LLDT-8 treatment: prolonged life-span of mice, decreased proteinuria, downregulated blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine, reduced glomerular IgG deposits, and ameliorated histopathology...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099346/liuwei-dihuang-pill-treats-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-by-inhibiting-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-mapk-and-nf-kb-and-upregulating-expression-of-cytoglobin-in-renal-tissues
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Zhong Ju Xu, Shi Shu, Zhi Jie Li, Yu Min Liu, Rui Yi Zhang, Yue Zhang
Liuwei Dihuang pill (LDP) was assessed for its effects on renal deficiency.90 STZ induced DN rats were divided into groups (n = 22) without treatment (STZ) and LDP treated (STZ-L) (n = 23), Zhenwu decoction treated (STZ-Z) (n = 22), and valsartan treated (STZ-V) (n = 23) groups, with 16 normal control rats. Total urine protein (TP), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and serum creatinine (Cr) were measured. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), and malondialdehyde (MDA) concentrations as well as expression/phosphorylation of SMAD3, SMAD2, and α-SMA, TGF-β, RI /II, P38, ERK, and NF-kB in renal tissues were determined...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087385/berberine-exerts-renoprotective-effects-by-regulating-the-ages-rage-signaling-pathway-in-mesangial-cells-during-diabetic-nephropathy
#4
Yuan-Ye Qiu, Li-Qin Tang, Wei Wei
In this study, we explored the effect of berberine treatment on the AGEs-RAGE pathway in a rat model of diabetic nephropathy, and we investigated the mechanism by which key factors caused kidney injury and the effects of berberine. In vivo, berberine improved fasting blood glucose, body weight, the majority of biochemical and renal function parameters and histopathological changes in the diabetic kidney. Western blotting and immunohistochemistry revealed significant increases in the levels of AGEs, RAGE, P-PKC-β and TGF-β1 in injured kidneys, and these levels were markedly decreased by treatment with berberine...
January 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066148/inhibition-of-erk1-2-by-silymarin-in-mouse-mesangial-cells
#5
Cha Kyung Youn, Sung Il Cho, Min Young Lee, Young Jin Jeon, Seog Ki Lee
The present study aimed to show that pro-inflammatory cytokines [tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-1β] synergistically induce the production of nitric oxide (NO) production in mouse mesangial cells, which play an important role in inflammatory glomerular injury. We also found that co-treatment with cytokines at low doses (TNF-α; 5 ng/ml, IFN-γ; 5 ng/ml, and IL-1β; 1.25 U/ml) synergistically induced NO production, whereas treatment with each cytokine alone did not increase NO production at doses up to 100 ng/ml or 50 U/ml...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064541/the-role-of-ifi35-in-lupus-nephritis-and-related-mechanisms
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Lihua Zhang, Honglin Zhu, Yisha Li, Xiaodan Dai, Bin Zhou, Quanzhen Li, Xiaoxia Zuo, Hui Luo
OBJECTIVES: It's reported that multiple genes in the IFN-γ/STAT1 pathway were hypomethylated and associated with the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis (LN). Our previous study using microarray analysis suggested that interferon induced 35-kDa protein (IFI35) was hypomethylated and increased in LN. However, the role of IFI35 in LN and related mechanism remains to be elucidate. METHODS: The expressions of IFNγR, STAT1, IFI35 and MBD2 in the human kidneys tissues was detected by real-time PCR and western blot...
January 9, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062568/renal-collectrin-protects-against-salt-sensitive-hypertension-and-is-downregulated-by-angiotensin-ii
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Pei-Lun Chu, Joseph C Gigliotti, Sylvia Cechova, Gabor Bodonyi-Kovacs, Fang Chan, Donna Lee Ralph, Nancy Howell, Kambiz Kalantari, Alexander L Klibanov, Robert M Carey, Alicia A McDonough, Thu H Le
Collectrin, encoded by the Tmem27 gene, is a transmembrane glycoprotein with approximately 50% homology with angiotensin converting enzyme 2, but without a catalytic domain. Collectrin is most abundantly expressed in the kidney proximal tubule and collecting duct epithelia, where it has an important role in amino acid transport. Collectrin is also expressed in endothelial cells throughout the vasculature, where it regulates L-arginine uptake. We previously reported that global deletion of collectrin leads to endothelial dysfunction, augmented salt sensitivity, and hypertension...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060893/positioning-of-tacrolimus-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-nephropathy-based-on-computational-network-analysis
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Constantin Aschauer, Paul Perco, Andreas Heinzel, Judith Sunzenauer, Rainer Oberbauer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate tacrolimus as therapeutic option for diabetic nephropathy (DN) based on molecular profile and network-based molecular model comparisons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We generated molecular models representing pathophysiological mechanisms of DN and tacrolimus mechanism of action (MoA) based on literature derived data and transcriptomics datasets. Shared enriched molecular pathways were identified based on both model datasets. A newly generated transcriptomics dataset studying the effect of tacrolimus on mesangial cells in vitro was added to identify mechanisms in DN pathophysiology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054559/the-rhoa-rock-pathway-ameliorates-adhesion-and-inflammatory-infiltration-induced-by-ages-in-glomerular-endothelial-cells
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Jialing Rao, Zengchun Ye, Hua Tang, Cheng Wang, Hui Peng, Weiyan Lai, Yin Li, Wanbing Huang, Tanqi Lou
A recent study demonstrated that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play a role in monocyte infiltration in mesangial areas in diabetic nephropathy. The Ras homolog gene family, member A Rho kinase (RhoA/ROCK) pathway plays a role in regulating cell migration. We hypothesized that the RhoA/ROCK pathway affects adhesion and inflammation in endothelial cells induced by AGEs. Rat glomerular endothelial cells (rGECs) were cultured with AGEs (80 μg/ml) in vitro. The ROCK inhibitor Y27632 (10 nmol/l) and ROCK1-siRNA were used to inhibit ROCK...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054119/nitric-oxide-mediates-prolyl-hydroxylase-3-expression-in-mesangial-cells-and-in-glomerulonephritis
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Ahmed Aglan, Sebastian Longen, Nathalie Dehne, Yvette Köhler, Mohamed Hassan, Martina Beck, Claudia Tredup, Meike Boosen, Tzung-Harn Louise Hsieh, Liliana Schaefer, Karl-Friedrich Beck, Josef Pfeilschifter
: Renal mesangial cells are regarded as main players in glomerular inflammatory diseases. To investigate a possible crosstalk between inflammatory and hypoxia-driven signaling processes, we stimulated cultured mouse mesangial cells with different inflammatory agents and analyzed the expression of prolyl hydroxylase domain containing proteins (PHDs), the main regulators of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) stability. Administration of IL-1β (1 nM) and TNF-α (1 nM), a combination further referred to as cytokine mix (CM), resulted in a fivefold increase in PHD3 but not PHD1 and PHD2 mRNA expression compared to untreated controls...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053239/microrna-378-reduces-mesangial-hypertrophy-and-kidney-tubular-fibrosis-via-mapk-signaling
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Bo Wang, Kevin Yao, Andrea F Wise, Ricky Lau, Hsin-Hui Shen, Greg H Tesch, Sharon D Ricardo
AIMS: To determine the regulatory role of a novel miRNA, miR-378, in the development of fibrosis through repression of the MAPK1 (ERK2) pathway. METHODS: miR-378 and fibrotic gene expression was examined in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice at 18 weeks or in unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) mice at 7 days. miR-378 transfection of proximal tubular epithelial cells, NRK52E, and mesangial cells was assessed with/without endogenous miR-378 knockdown using the locked nucleic acid (LNA) inhibitor...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052039/cox-2-mpges-1-pge2-cascade-activation-mediates-uric-acid-induced-mesangial-cell-proliferation
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Shuzhen Li, Zhenzhen Sun, Yue Zhang, Yuan Ruan, Qiuxia Chen, Wei Gong, Jing Yu, Weiwei Xia, John Ci-Jiang He, Songming Huang, Aihua Zhang, Guixia Ding, Zhanjun Jia
Hyperuricemia is not only the main feature of gout but also a cause of gout-related organ injuries including glomerular hypertrophy and sclerosis. Uric acid (UA) has been proven to directly cause mesangial cell (MC) proliferation with elusive mechanisms. The present study was undertaken to examined the role of inflammatory cascade of COX-2/mPGES-1/PGE2 in UA-induced MC proliferation. In the dose- and time-dependent experiments, UA increased cell proliferation shown by the increased total cell number, DNA synthesis rate, and the number of cells in S and G2 phases in parallel with the upregulation of cyclin A2 and cyclin D1...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049222/short-chain-fatty-acids-inhibit-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mesangial-cells-induced-by-high-glucose-and-lipopolysaccharide
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Wei Huang, Heng-Li Guo, Xian Deng, Ting-Ting Zhu, Jian-Feng Xiong, You-Hua Xu, Yong Xu
Recently, an connection between Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) produced by intestinal microbiota and kidney has been revealed. The aim of this study was to explore whether SCFAs or their specific G protein-coupled receptors 43 (GPR43) agonist inhibit oxidative stress and inflammatory response in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) induced by high glucose and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Our research showed that treatment with SCFAs, especially acetate and butyrate, or GPR43 agonist significantly inhibited GMCs proliferation induced by high glucose and LPS, and then reversed the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) but increased levels of antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
January 3, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039299/hyperactivation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-myeloid-cells-leads-to-severe-organ-damage-in-experimental-lupus
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Ailing Lu, Hua Li, Junling Niu, Shuxian Wu, Guang Xue, Xiaomin Yao, Qiuhong Guo, Nianhong Wan, Paride Abliz, Guiwen Yang, Liguo An, Guangxun Meng
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune syndrome associated with severe organ damage resulting from the activation of immune cells. Recently, a role for caspase-1 in murine lupus was described, indicating an involvement of inflammasomes in the development of SLE. Among multiple inflammasomes identified, the NLRP3 inflammasome was connected to diverse diseases, including autoimmune encephalomyelitis. However, the function of NLRP3 in SLE development remains elusive. In this study, we explored the role of NLRP3 in the development of SLE using the pristane-induced experimental lupus model...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039298/sublytic-c5b-9-induces-glomerular-mesangial-cell-apoptosis-through-the-cascade-pathway-of-mekk2-p38-mapk-irf-1-tradd-caspase-8-in-rat-thy-1-nephritis
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Ganqian Zhu, Wen Qiu, Yongting Li, Chenhui Zhao, Fengxia He, Mengya Zhou, Lulu Wang, Dan Zhao, Yanlai Lu, Jing Zhang, Yu Liu, Tianyi Yu, Yingwei Wang
The apoptosis of glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) in the early phase of rat Thy-1 nephritis (Thy-1N), a model of human mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis (MsPGN), is primarily triggered by sublytic C5b-9. However, the mechanism of GMC apoptosis induced by sublytic C5b-9 remains unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that expressions of TNFR1-associated death domain-containing protein (TRADD) and IFN regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1) were simultaneously upregulated in the renal tissue of Thy-1N rats (in vivo) and in GMCs under sublytic C5b-9 stimulation (in vitro)...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038445/ochratoxin-a-induces-er-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mesangial-cells-via-a-nadph-oxidase-derived-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-calpain-activation-pathway
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Meei-Ling Sheu, Chin-Chang Shen, Yuan-Siao Chen, Chih-Kang Chiang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) contaminated food increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in glomerulus and causes glomerulopathy. The molecular mechanisms still remain uncertain. In this study, we used mouse and rat glomerular mesangial cells and delineate the signaling pathway behind the OTA-triggered cell apoptosis. OTA dose-dependently induced expression of ER stress markers including phospho-PERK, phospho-eIF2α, GRP78, GRP94, and CHOP. Apoptosis events including cleavage of caspase-12, caspase-7, and PARP are also observed...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033650/tetrahydrobiopterin-contributes-to-the-proliferation-of-mesangial-cells-and-accumulation-of-extracellular-matrix-in-early-stage-diabetic-nephropathy
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Jianyun Wang, Qianqian Yang, Yaxing Nie, Hao Guo, Fan Zhang, Xueyan Zhou, Xiaoxing Yin
OBJECTIVES: Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in the progression of early-stage diabetic nephropathy (DN), which is found to contribute to extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation in mesangial cells (MCs). As a cofactor for NO production, tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4 ), a folacin analogue, may be responsible for the ECM accumulation and proliferation of MCs. This study was to investigate the effects of BH4 on glomerulosclerosis in early-stage DN. METHODS: In in vitro studies with cultured mesangial cells and in vivo studies with streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, BH4 levels were assayed by HPLC; NO was determined by Griess agents; laminin and collagen IV were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; the inducible NO synthase protein was determined by immunofluorescence staining and Western blot; and mesangial matrix expansion and MC proliferation in the renal cortex were observed by periodic acid-schiff staining and transmission electron microscopy, respectively...
February 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004272/rice-bran-protein-hydrolysates-attenuate-diabetic-nephropathy-in-diabetic-animal-model
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Kampeebhorn Boonloh, Eun Soo Lee, Hong Min Kim, Mi Hye Kwon, You Mi Kim, Patchareewan Pannangpetch, Bunkerd Kongyingyoes, Upa Kukongviriyapan, Supawan Thawornchinsombut, Eun Young Lee, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Choon Hee Chung
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is an important microvascular complication of uncontrolled diabetes. The features of DN include albuminuria, extracellular matrix alterations, and progressive renal insufficiency. Rice bran protein hydrolysates (RBPs) have been reported to have antihyperglycemic, lipid-lowering, and anti-inflammatory effects in diabetic rats. Our study was to investigate the renoprotective effects of RBP in diabetic animals and mesangial cultured cells. METHODS: Eight-week-old male db/m and db/db mice were orally treated with tap water or RBP (100 or 500 mg/kg/day) for 8 weeks...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997897/plasma-gelsolin-promotes-proliferation-of-mesangial-cell-in-iga-nephropathy
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Lei Zhang, Dan Kong, Hongxue Meng, Changsong Han, Jiang Zhu, Juanjuan Qiao, Yan He, Tianzhen Wang, Xiaobo Li, Fengmin Zhang, Xiaoming Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Plasma gelsolin (pGSN) is an actin-binding protein that plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. However, whether pGSN is involved in other immunological diseases remains unknown. This study focused on the relationship between pGSN and immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: Two hundred patients with IgAN, 200 patients each with several other types of nephropathy and healthy controls (HCs) who underwent kidney biopsies between 2000 and 2014 were enrolled in the study...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997345/mitofusin-2-attenuates-the-histone-acetylation-at-collagen-iv-promoter-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Xuhua Mi, Wanxin Tang, Xiaolei Chen, Fei Liu, Xiaohong Tang
Extracellular matrix (ECM) increase in diabetic nephropathy (DN) is closely related to mitochondrial dysfunction. The mechanism of protective function of mitofusin 2 (Mfn2) for mitochondria remains largely unknown. In this study, the molecular mechanisms for the effect of Mfn2 on mitochondria and subsequent collagen IV expression in DN were investigated. Ras-binding-deficient mitofusin 2 (Mfn2-Ras(Δ)) were overexpressed in rat glomerular mesangial cells, and then the cells were detected for mitochondrial morphology, cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), mRNA and protein expression of collagen IV with advanced glycation end-product (AGE) stimulation...
November 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
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