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Mesangial cells

Alexandre Karras
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that undergo reversible precipitation at low temperatures. They can induce systemic vasculitis, characterized by purpuric cutaneous lesions, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, hypocomplementemia and glomerular disease. Renal pathology reveals membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, with particularly intense mesangial cell proliferation and infiltration by macrophages, associated with intracapillary thrombi. This renal disease presents as a nephritic syndrome, with heavy proteinuria, haematuria severe hypertension and rapidly progressive kidney failure that can lead to end-stage renal disease...
March 12, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Ines Marek, Robert Becker, Fabian B Fahlbusch, Carlos Menendez-Castro, Wolfgang Rascher, Christoph Daniel, Gudrun Volkert, Andrea Hartner
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Healing of mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis involves degradation of excess extracellular matrix, resolution of hypercellularity by apoptosis and phagocytosis of apoptotic cells. Integrin receptors participate in the regulation of phagocytosis. In mice deficient for alpha8 integrin (Itga8-/-) healing of glomerulonephritis is delayed. As Itga8 is abundant in mesangial cells (MC) which are non-professional phagocytes, we hypothesized that Itga8 facilitates phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and matrix components by MC...
March 10, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yan-Hua Xiao, Xiao-Yun He, Qing Han, Fan Yang, Su-Xian Zhou
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) promotes glomerular extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, primarily through activation of the protein kinase C (PKC) pathway. The present study was designed to investigate whether atorvastatin, which mediates a protective effect against glomerular ECM deposition and diabetic neuropathy, may interfere with the PKC‑transforming growth factor‑β1 (TGF‑β1) pathway in a model of human mesangial cells (HMCs) exposed to a high glucose (HG) and lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) environment...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Linxi Wang, Zhiqing Liu, Zhou Chen, Caihua Huang, Xiaohong Liu, Can Chen, Xiaoyin Liu, Jingze Huang, Libin Liu, Donghai Lin
Although previous studies have reported the protective effect of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in diabetes nephropathy, the molecular mechanism such as nephroprotection remains elusive. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanism of exendin-4 as an GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced injury in mouse glomerulus mesangial cells (SV40 MES 13 cells) via an NMR-based metabonomic analysis. We found that exendin-4 protected mesangial cells from t-BHP-mediated toxicity, decreased the percentage of t-BHP-treated cells undergoing apoptosis, and restored glucose consumption in the t-BHP-treated group...
March 12, 2018: Free Radical Research
J S Lawson, H M Syme, C P D Wheeler-Jones, J Elliott
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in geriatric cats, and the most prevalent pathology is chronic tubulointerstitial inflammation and fibrosis. The cell type predominantly responsible for the production of extra-cellular matrix in renal fibrosis is the myofibroblast, and fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation is probably a crucial event. The cytokine TGF-β1 is reportedly the most important regulator of myofibroblastic differentiation in other species. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterise renal fibroblasts from cadaverous kidney tissue of cats with and without CKD, and to investigate the transcriptional response to TGF-β1...
March 9, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Tahereh Mohammadi Majd, Shiva Kalantari, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Mohsen Nafar, Afshin Almasi, Shiva Samavat, Mahmoud Parvin, Amirhossein Hashemian
Background: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis diagnosed based on renal biopsy. Mesangial IgA deposits along with the proliferation of mesangial cells are the histologic hallmark of IgAN. Non-invasive diagnostic tools may help to prompt diagnosis and therapy. The discovery of potential and reliable urinary biomarkers for diagnosis of IgAN depends on applying robust and suitable models. Applying two multivariate modeling methods on a urine proteomic dataset obtained from IgAN patients, and comparison of the results of these methods were the purpose of this study...
March 10, 2018: Iranian Biomedical Journal
Harr-Keshauve Mungun, Shuzhen Li, Yue Zhang, Songming Huang, Zhanjun Jia, Guixia Ding, Aihua Zhang
Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) is a semisynthetic derivative of artemisinin and has been used as an antimalarial drug. Recently, roles of artemisinin and its derivatives in treating diseases besides antimalarial effect were documented. Thus, this study was undertaken to investigate the role of DHA in indoxyl sulfate (IS)-promoted cell cycle progression in glomerular mesangial cells, as well as the potential mechanisms. Under the basal condition, DHA significantly retarded the cell cycle progression as shown by decreased cell percentage in S phase and increased cell percentage in G1/G0 phases in line with reduced cell cycle proteins cyclin A2 and cyclin D1...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Masato Takei, Akira Obana, Takenori Inomata, Takao Tanaka, Tina Shiang, Yuan Bae, Tamiko Takemura, Akira Murakami
BACKGROUND: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is characterized by mesangial cell proliferation and is classified into types I, II and III based on structural changes in the glomerular capillary walls. The drusen-like deposits of MPGN type II have been studied, but the fundus changes in MPGN type III have yet to be clarified. We report a case of MPGN type III with multiple deposits in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). CASE PRESENTATION: A 40-year-old Japanese woman with MPGN type III developed numerous yellow-white patches in the central macula of both eyes...
March 6, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Hua Su, Chen Ye, Qian Wen, Hong-Yan Zhu, Li-Xia Yi, Chun Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is well-recognized that injection of iodinated radiographic contrast media (CM) sometimes causes acute renal injury via multiple mechanisms, such as vasoconstriction, toxicity on glomerular endothelium and tubular epithelium and so forth. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old man developed acute renal injury with proteinuria after CM administration. To our surprise, in his renal biopsy sample the myelin figure like structure was observed in glomerular endothelium and mesangial cells by transmission electron microscopy...
March 6, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Naro Ohashi, Shinsuke Isobe, Takashi Matsuyama, Sayaka Ishigaki, Naoko Tsuji, Tomoyuki Fujikura, Takayuki Tsuji, Akihiko Kato, Hideo Yasuda
Intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation plays an important role in the development of hypertension and renal damage. However, the association between daytime and night-time intrarenal RAS activation and renal structural damage in normotensive IgA nephropathy patients is unclear. We investigated the relationships between urinary angiotensinogen (U-AGT) excretion, which reflects intrarenal RAS activity, and renal structural damage (i.e., endocapillary and mesangial cell hypercellularity, arteriolar hyalinosis and arteriosclerosis levels, and global glomerulosclerosis and tubulointerstitial fibrosis percentages) in 27 normotensive IgA nephropathy patients (age 39...
March 5, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Eoin P Brennan, Muthukumar Mohan, Aaron McClelland, Christos Tikellis, Mark Ziemann, Antony Kaspi, Stephen P Gray, Raelene Pickering, Sih Min Tan, Syed Tasadaque Ali-Shah, Patrick J Guiry, Assam El-Osta, Karin Jandeleit-Dahm, Mark E Cooper, Catherine Godson, Phillip Kantharidis
Background The failure of spontaneous resolution underlies chronic inflammatory conditions, including microvascular complications of diabetes such as diabetic kidney disease. The identification of endogenously generated molecules that promote the physiologic resolution of inflammation suggests that these bioactions may have therapeutic potential in the context of chronic inflammation. Lipoxins (LXs) are lipid mediators that promote the resolution of inflammation. Methods We investigated the potential of LXA4 and a synthetic LX analog (Benzo-LXA4 ) as therapeutics in a murine model of diabetic kidney disease, ApoE-/- mice treated with streptozotocin...
February 28, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Dongdong Wang, Guanying Zhang, Xiao Chen, Tong Wei, Chenxu Liu, Chun Chen, Yinhan Gong, Qunli Wei
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage failure of the kidney, but the efficacy of current strategies available for the prevention of DN remains unsatisfactory. The purpose of this study was to assess whether sitagliptin (SIT) has therapeutic potential for prevention of DN and to investigate its possible mechanism. The effects of SIT on DN were investigated in rats with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and rat mesangial cells (MCs) induced by high glucose. T2DM rats were administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg SIT...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Ramona B Rudnick, Qian Chen, Emma Diletta Stea, Andrea Hartmann, Nikolina Papac-Milicevic, Fermin Person, Michael Wiesener, Christoph J Binder, Thorsten Wiech, Christine Skerka, Peter F Zipfel
Factor H related-protein 5 (CFHR5) is a surface-acting complement activator and variations in the CFHR5 gene are linked to CFHR glomerulonephritis. In this study, we show that FHR5 binds to laminin-521, the major constituent of the glomerular basement membrane, and to mesangial laminin-211. Furthermore, we identify malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) epitopes, which are exposed on the surface of human necrotic cells ( Homo sapiens ), as new FHR5 ligands. Using a set of novel deletion fragments, we show that FHR5 binds to laminin-521, MAA epitopes, heparin, and human necrotic cells (HUVECs) via the middle region [short consensus repeats (SCRs) 5-7]...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Mariane Dos Santos, Priscila Tamar Poletti, Gaia Favero, Alessandra Stacchiotti, Francesca Bonomini, Carolina Caruccio Montanari, Silvia Regina Bona, Norma Possa Marroni, Rita Rezzani, Francisco Veríssimo Veronese
INTRODUCTION: Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus. As murine models of LN are valuable tools to better understand its pathophysiology and to search for new effective treatments, we investigated the effects of the bioflavonoid quercetin on pristane-induced LN mice through histomorphological analyses. METHODS: Immunofluorescence and biochemical assays were used to evaluate the expression of markers of inflammation (interleukin-6, IL-6; tumour necrosis factor-α, TNF-α), oxidative stress (catalase, CAT; superoxide dismutase 1, SOD1; thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, TBARS), apoptosis (Bax), and fibrosis (transforming growth factor-β1, TGF-β1)...
February 26, 2018: Autoimmunity
Meei-Hua Lin, Joseph B Miller, Yamato Kikkawa, Hani Y Suleiman, Karl Tryggvason, Bradley L Hodges, Jeffrey H Miner
Background Laminin α 5 β 2 γ 1 (LM-521) is a major component of the GBM. Mutations in LAMB2 that prevent LM-521 synthesis and/or secretion cause Pierson syndrome, a rare congenital nephrotic syndrome with diffuse mesangial sclerosis and ocular and neurologic defects. Because the GBM is uniquely accessible to plasma, which permeates endothelial cell fenestrae, we hypothesized that intravenous delivery of LM-521 could replace the missing LM-521 in the GBM of Lamb2 mutant mice and restore glomerular permselectivity...
February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Gagandeep Kaur, Babitha Bijin, Kamron Saleem, Benjamin Sarsah, Bijin Thajudeen
Amyloidosis is a disorder characterized by the deposition of abnormal protein fibrils in tissues. Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2-associated amyloidosis is a recently recognized entity and is characterized by a distinctive clinicopathologic type of amyloid deposition manifested in adults by varying degrees of impaired kidney function and proteinuria. There are only a limited number of cases reported in the literature. We present a 64-year-old Hispanic female with a history of hypertension who was referred for chronic kidney disease management...
May 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
Fang Sun, Jian Teng, Pengfei Yu, Wenshuang Li, Jing Chang, Honglei Xu
Previous findings have identified that tumor necrosis factor-related weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is associated with lupus nephritis (LN) activity status; however, the mechanism involved remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the roles of TWEAK and the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway in LN. TWEAK levels in the blood and urine of patients with LN or non-LN systemic lupus erythematosus were measured by ELISA and compared with those in healthy controls. TWEAK expression and NF-κB transcriptional activity in the kidney were detected by western blotting, and Ki-67 and cluster of differentiation (CD) 68 expression were assessed using immunofluorescence...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Hong-Bo Weng, Wen-Ke Han, Yan-Wen Xiong, Zhou-Hui Jin, Zhen Lan, Cheng Liu, Xue-Mei Zhang, Wen Peng
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the common microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus. Renal fibrosis is closely related to the deterioration of renal function. The present study aimed to investigate protective effect of Taxus chinensis on high-fat diet/streptozotocin-induced DN in rats and explore the underlying mechanism of action. The rat DN model was established via feeding high fat diet for 4 weeks and subsequently injecting streptozotocin (30 mg·kg-1 body weight) intraperitoneally. The rats with blood glucose levels higher than 16...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Antônio da Silva Novaes, Rosemara Silva Ribeiro, Luciana Guilhermino Pereira, Fernanda Teixeira Borges, Mirian Aparecida Boim
Biological effects of angiotensin II (AngII) such as regulation of AngII target genes may be triggered by interaction of AngII with intracellular AngII receptor types 1 and 2 (AT1 and AT2 ), defined as intracrine response. The aim of this study was to examine the presence of AT1 and AT2 receptors in nuclear membrane of human mesangial cells (HMCs) and evaluate the possible biological effects mediated by intracellular AT1 through an intracrine mechanism. Subcellular distribution of AT1 and AT2 was evaluated by immunofluorescence and by western blot in isolated nuclear extract...
February 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Shinji Hagiwara, Karly Sourris, Mark Ziemann, Wu Tieqiao, Muthukumar Mohan, Aaron D McClelland, Eoin Brennan, Josephine Forbes, Melinda Coughlan, Brooke Harcourt, Sally Penfold, Bo Wang, Gavin Higgins, Raelene Pickering, Assam El-Osta, Merlin C Thomas, Mark E Cooper, Phillip Kantharidis
Signalling via the receptor of advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) although complex and not fully elucidated in the setting of diabetes, is considered a key injurious pathway in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We report here that RAGE deletion resulted in increased expression of fibrotic (collagen I and IV, fibronectin) and the inflammatory marker, MCP-1 in primary mouse mesangial cells (MC) and in kidney cortex. RNA-seq analysis in MCs from RAGE -/- and wild type mice confirmed these observations...
February 15, 2018: Diabetes
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