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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431381/zeaxanthin-ameliorates-high-glucose-induced-mesangial-cell-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-via-activating-akt-signalling-pathway
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Changjiang Ying, Lei Chen, Shanshan Wang, Yizhen Mao, Hongwei Ling, Wei Li, Xiaoyan Zhou
Oxidative stress is a critical factor in the pathophysiology of diabetic kidney disease. Previous study shows that hyperglycaemia aggravates renal injury through oxidative stress in diabetic model, and antioxidants have beneficial effect on diabetic kidney disease. However, the role of antioxidants in the progression of diabetic kidney disease is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to clarify whether zeaxanthin, an antioxidant, could ameliorate mesangial cell injury and if so, identify the related mechanism underlying this protective effect...
April 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427241/egfr-inhibition-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-through-decreasing-ros-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Zheng Xu, Yunjie Zhao, Peng Zhong, Jingying Wang, Qiaoyou Weng, Yuanyuan Qian, Jibo Han, Chunpeng Zou, Guang Liang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease due to glomerular capillary damage in diabetic patients. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is associated with DN progression. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mediates oxidative stress and damage of cardiomyocytes in diabetic mice. Here we demonstrated that AG1478, a specific inhibitor of EGFR, blocked EGFR and AKT phosphorylation in diabetic mice. Oxidative stress and ER stress markers were eliminated after AG1478 administration...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427080/rapamycin-induces-autophagy-and-reduces-the-apoptosis-of-podocytes-under-a-stimulated-condition-of-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
#3
Shikai Liang, Juan Jin, Bo Lin, Jianguang Gong, Yiwen Li, Qiang He
Backgroud/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential renoprotective effect of rapamycin on the autophagy of podocytes treated with the supernatant of mesangial cells cultured with aggregated IgA1 (aIgA1) from immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) patients. METHODS: Monomeric IgA1 (mIgA1) was isolated from the serum of IgAN patients or healthy volunteers, and then transformed to aIgA1 by heating. Subsequently, the aIgA1-mesangial cell supernatant was prepared by collecting the medium of mouse mesangial cells (MSC1097) cultured with aIgA1 (100 mg/L) from different IgAN patients or healthy volunteers for 48 h...
April 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411025/klotho-down-regulates-egr-1-by-inhibiting-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-in-high-glucose-treated-human-mesangial-cells
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Yang Li, Fang Hu, Meng Xue, Yi-Jie Jia, Zong-Ji Zheng, Ling Wang, Mei-Ping Guan, Yao-Ming Xue
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) has become the leading cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide and is associated with glomerular mesangial cell (MC) proliferation and excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) production. Klotho can attenuate renal fibrosis in part by inhibiting TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling in DKD. Early growth response factor 1 (Egr-1) has been shown to play a key role in renal fibrosis in part by facilitating the formation of a positive feedback loop involving TGF-β1. However, whether Klotho down-regulates Egr-1 by inhibiting TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling in DKD is unclear...
April 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402512/defective-trophoblast-invasion-underlies-fetal-growth-restriction-and-pre-eclampsia-like-symptoms-in-the-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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G Barrientos, M Pussetto, M Rose, A C Staff, S M Blois, J E Toblli
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of chronic hypertension on placental development, fetal growth and maternal outcome in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: SHRSP showed an impaired remodeling of the spiral arteries and abnormal pattern of trophoblast invasion during placentation, which were associated with subsequent maternal glomerular injury and increased baseline hypertension as well as placental insufficiency and asymmetric fetal growth restriction...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401733/effects-of-metals-cadmium-and-chromium-alone-and-in-combination-on-the-liver-and-kidney-tissue-of-male-spraque-dawley-rats-an-ultrastructural-and-electron-energy-loss-spectroscopy-investigation
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Chantelle Venter, Hester Magdalena Oberholzer, Franscious Riccardo Cummings, Megan Jean Bester
Heavy metal pollution has increased in the last decades. Water sources are contaminated and human exposure is often long term exposure to variable amounts of different metals. In this study, male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed via oral gavage for 28 days to cadmium (Cd) and chromium (Cr), alone and in combination at concentrations 1000 times the human World Health Organization's acceptable water limits. Rat equivalent dosages were used. Blood markers of liver and kidney function were measured, changes to cellular morphology was determined with transmission electron microscopy and the intracellular metal localisation was determined with the electron energy-loss spectroscopy and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy analysis...
April 12, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398522/zika-virus-infection-of-the-human-glomerular-cells-implications-for-viral-reservoirs-and-renal-pathogenesis
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Donald J Alcendor
Background: Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in the human renal compartment has not been reported. Several clinical reports describe high level persistent viral shedding in urine of infected patients. The mechanisms associated high level persistent viruria observed in ZIKV infected patients until now have not been explored. We examined cellular components of the glomerulus of the human kidney for ZIKV infectivity. METHODS: Here we infect primary human podocytes, renal glomerular endothelial cells, and mesangial cells with ZIKV...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393592/effect-of-norcantharidin-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-of-human-mesangial-cells
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Kun Ye, Qiaoyu Wei, Zhifeng Gong, Yunfeng Huang, Hong Liu, Ying Li, Xiaomei Peng
AIMS: Norcantharidin (NCTD) regulates immune system function and reduces proteinuria. We sought to investigate the effect of NCTD on proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle of cultured human mesangial cells (HMC) in vitro. METHODS: HMC cells were divided into a normal control group, and various concentrations of NCTD group (2.5, 5, 10, 20, or 40 μg/mL). Cell proliferation was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, apoptosis was detected by Annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) assays, and morphological analysis was performed by Hoechest 33258 staining...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391346/what-can-target-kidney-fibrosis
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Irina A Leaf, Jeremy S Duffield
Fibrosis, a characteristic of all chronic kidney diseases, is now recognized to be an independent predictor of disease progression. Deposition of pathological matrix in the walls of glomerular capillaries, the interstitial space and around arterioles both predicts and contributes to functional demise of the nephron and its surrounding vasculature. Recent identification of the major cell populations of fibroblast precursors in the kidney interstitium as pericytes and tissue-resident mesenchymal stem cells, and in the glomerulus as podocytes, parietal epithelial and mesangial cells, has enabled the study of the fibrogenic process in much greater depth directly in the fibroblast precursors...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390315/glutathione-inhibits-antibody-and-complement-mediated-immunologic-cell-injury-via-multiple-mechanisms
#10
Zhen Zhang, Xiling Zhang, Xin Fang, Manabu Niimi, Yanru Huang, Honglan Piao, Shan Gao, Jianglin Fan, Jian Yao
Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in the regulation of immunity. However, little is known about its effects on humoral immunity, especially its action on effector molecules like antibody and complement. Given that these molecules contain abundant disulfide bonds, we speculated that GSH might influence the action of these proteins via its thiol function. Using a model of a glomerular mesangial cell (MC) lysis induced by antibodies plus complement, we addressed this hypothesis. Exposure of rat MCs to anti-Thy-1 antibody plus complement or anti-MC rabbit serum caused a complement-dependent cell lysis, which was completely blocked by GSH...
March 31, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387853/cxcl8-antagonist-improves-diabetic-nephropathy-in-male-mice-of-diabetes-and-attenuates-high-glucose-induced-mesangial-injury
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Siyuan Cui, Yujie Zhu, Jianling Du, Muhammad Noman Khan, Bing Wang, Jing Wei, Jya-Wei Cheng, John R Gordon, Yutian Mu, Fang Li
Inflammation is recognized as a crucial contribution to diabetic nephropathy (DN). CXCL8 binds to its CXC chemokine receptors (CXCR1 and CXCR2) for recruiting neutrophils infiltration and initiates tissue inflammation. Therefore, we explored the effect of CXCR1 and CXCR2 inhibition on diabetic nephropathy. This was achieved by CXCL8 (3-72) K11R/G31P (G31P), an antagonist of CXCL8, which has exhibited therapeutic efficacy in inflammatory diseases and malignancies. In this study, we found renal leukocytes accumulation and rapid increases of CXCL8 occurred in HFD/STZ-induced diabetic mice...
April 6, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387811/dual-therapy-targeting-the-endocannabinoid-system-prevents-experimental-diabetic-nephropathy
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Federica Barutta, Serena Grimaldi, Roberto Gambino, Kiran Vemuri, Alexandros Makriyannis, Laura Annaratone, Vincenzo di Marzo, Graziella Bruno, Gabriella Gruden
Background.: The endocannabinoid system has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We investigated the effect of combined therapy with AM6545, a 'peripherally' restricted cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1R) neutral antagonist, and AM1241, a cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R) agonist, in experimental DN. Methods.: Renal function and structure, podocyte proteins and markers of both fibrosis and inflammation were studied in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice treated for 14 weeks with vehicle, AM6545, AM1241 and AM6545-AM1241...
April 6, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386348/inhibition-of-cox-2-pge2-cascade-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-mesangial-cell-apoptosis
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Xiaowen Yu, Yunwen Yang, Hui Yuan, Meng Wu, Shuzhen Li, Wei Gong, Jing Yu, Weiwei Xia, Yue Zhang, Guixia Ding, Songming Huang, Zhanjun Jia, Aihua Zhang
Cisplatin is one of the most potent cytotoxic drug for the treatment of many types of cancer. However, the side effects on normal tissues, particularly on the kidney, greatly limited its use in clinic. Emerging evidence demonstrated that cisplatin could directly cause mesangial cell apoptosis, while the potential mechanism is still elusive. Here we examined the contribution of COX-2 in cisplatin-induced mesangial cell apoptosis. Firstly, we found cisplatin induced cell apoptosis in mesangial cells shown by increased number of apoptotic cells in parallel with the upregulation of Bax and the downregulation of Bcl-2...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385802/rage-aptamer-blocks-the-development-and-progression-of-experimental-diabetic-nephropathy
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Takanori Matsui, Yuichiro Higashimoto, Yuri Nishino, Nobutaka Nakamura, Kei Fukami, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi
Interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE) plays a central role in diabetic nephropathy. We screened DNA aptamers directed against RAGE (RAGE-aptamers) in vitro, and examined the effects on development and progression of diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. RAGE-aptamer bound to RAGE with a dissociation constant of 5.68 nM and resultantly blocked the binding of AGEs to RAGE. When diabetic rats received continuous intraperitoneal injection of RAGE-aptamer from week 7 to 11 of diabetes, the increases in renal NADPH oxidase activity, oxidative stress generation, AGE, RAGE, inflammatory and fibrotic gene and protein levels, macrophage and extracellular matrix accumulation, and albuminuria were significantly suppressed, which were associated with improvement of podocyte damage...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367431/a-3-year-old-girl-with-recurrent-infections-and-autoimmunity-due-to-a-stat1-gain-of-function-mutation-the-expanding-clinical-presentation-of-primary-immunodeficiencies
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Juan Carlos Aldave Becerra, Enrique Cachay Rojas
We report a 3-year-old Peruvian girl, born to non-consanguineous parents. At the age of 8 months, she had a severe pneumonia complicated with empyema that required thoracic drainage and mechanical ventilation. Although no microorganisms were isolated, the patient recovered with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Since that date, she has presented multiple episodes of pneumonia and recurrent episodes of bronchospasm. At 1 year 5 months of age, the patient began with recurrent episodes of oropharyngeal, vaginal, and skin candidiasis, which improved transiently after using oral azole drugs...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359196/prunella-vulgaris-attenuates-diabetic-renal-injury-by-suppressing-glomerular-fibrosis-and-inflammation
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Seung Namgung, Jung Joo Yoon, Chi-Su Yoon, Byung Hyuk Han, Eun Sik Choi, Hyuncheol Oh, Youn-Chul Kim, Yun Jung Lee, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Diabetic nephropathy is both the most common complication and the leading cause of mortality associated with diabetes. Prunella vulgaris, a well-known traditional medicinal plant, is used for the cure of abscess, scrofula, hypertension and urinary diseases. This study confirmed whether an aqueous extract of Prunella vulgaris (APV) suppresses renal inflammation and fibrosis. In human mesangial cell (HMC), pretreatment of APV attenuated 25[Formula: see text]mM HG-induced suppressed TGF-β and Smad-2/4 expression; it increased the expressioin level of Smad-7...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356164/excessive-activation-of-the-tlr9-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pdgf-b-pathway-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Yi Yuan, Mingyue Yang, Kuo Wang, Jing Sun, Lili Song, Xue Diao, Zhenyu Jiang, Genhong Cheng, Xiaosong Wang
BACKGROUND: Our aim is to study the existence of the TLR9/TGF-β1/PDGF-B pathway in healthy humans and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and to explore its possible involvement in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: Protein levels of the cytokines were detected by ELISA. mRNA levels of the cytokines were analyzed by real-time PCR. MTT assay was used to test the proliferation of mesangial cells under different treatments. RESULTS: Compared to healthy controls (N Control = 56), levels of Toll-like receptor (TLR)9, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, and platelet-derived growth factor B (PDGF-B) were increased significantly in the peripheral blood of SLE patients (N SLE = 112)...
March 29, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352334/long-non-coding-rna-asncmtrna-2-is-upregulated-in-diabetic-kidneys-and-high-glucose-treated-mesangial-cells
#18
Yan Gao, Zhao-Yu Chen, Yan Wang, Yan Liu, Jian-Xia Ma, Yu-Kun Li
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most frequent complications associated with type I and II diabetes mellitus. Kidneys from patients with DN are characterized by mesangial matrix expansion and increased thickness of the glomerular basement membrane, which are induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Previous studies have been conducted to investigate this; however, the detailed mechanism of DN progression remains to be elucidated. The present study evaluated the expression of antisense mitochondrial non-coding RNA-2 (ASncmtRNA-2) in an experimental DN model and cultured human mesangial cells...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339051/protective-effects-of-tacrolimus-on-podocytes-in-early-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats
#19
Tao Peng, Xiangdi Chang, Jie Wang, Junhui Zhen, Xiangdong Yang, Zhao Hu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of tacrolimus on early podocyte damage in rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN). A total of 38 normal male Sprague‑Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: Normal control group (group N; n=8), DN group (n=10), tacrolimus (FK506) treatment group (group F; n=10), benazepril (Lotensin) treatment group (group L; n=10). The rats in groups DN, F and L were administered with streptozotocin (STZ; 60 mg/kg) by intraperitoneal injection to establish the diabetic rat model...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338190/the-role-of-mir-146a-in-modulating-traf6-induced-inflammation-during-lupus-nephritis
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C-Z Zheng, Y-B Shu, Y-L Luo, J Luo
OBJECTIVE: Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A previous study showed decreased expression level of microRNA (miR)-146a in LN patients, indicating its possible role in LN pathogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 98 LN patients were recruited, for the collection of renal tissue samples during biopsy or surgery. Another cohort of 15 patients who had renal tumor resection was recruited as the control group, for the further comparison of expression levels of miR-146a, TRAF6 and p-p65 in tissues...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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