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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161651/enhanced-anticancer-effect-of-fabricated-gallic-acid-cds-on-the-rgo-nanosheets-on-human-glomerular-mesangial-ip15-and-epithelial-proximal-hk2-kidney-cell-lines-cytotoxicity-investigations
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Wei Peng, Pengcheng Luo, Dingwen Gui, Weidong Jiang, Haixia Wu, Jie Zhang
In spite of the technological innovation in the biomedical science, cancer remains a critical disease. In this study, we designed a gallic acid/cadmium sulfide (GA/CdS) nanocomposite fabricated on the reduced graphene oxide (GA/CdS-rGO) nanosheets for the treatment system of human kidney cancer cells. The GA/CdS-rGO nanosheets have been prepared using gallic acid as a reducing agent. The characterization of nanocomposites was studied using UV-Vis spectroscope, FT-IR, XRD, SEM and TEM. The microscopic images showed the spherical shape and nano-scaled CdS nanoparticles on the sheet like rGO nanomaterials...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154978/7-ketocholesterol-induces-ros-mediated-mrna-expression-of-12-lipoxygenase-cyclooxygenase-2-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-mesangial-cells-potential-role-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Yasuhiro Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi, Noriko Ishihara, Shoko Nakamura, Sho Tanaka, Rena Oka, Haruki Imamura, Yuta Sato, Noriko Ban, Hidetoshi Kawana, Masahiro Ohira, Naomi Shimizu, Atsuhito Saiki, Ichiro Tatsuno
7-Ketocholesterol (7-KCHO) is a highly proinflammatory oxysterol and plays an important role in the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Lipoxygenases (LOXs) and cyclooxygenases (COXs) are also involved in the development of DN. The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of 7-KCHO on mRNA expression of LOXs and COXs as well as pro-inflammatory cytokines in human mesangial cells (HMC). We evaluated cell viability by WST-8 assay and measured mRNA expression by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
November 15, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154962/a-novel-type-2-diabetes-mouse-model-of-combined-diabetic-kidney-disease-and-atherosclerosis
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Karin E Bornfeldt, Farah Kramer, Anna Batorsky, Jinkuk Choi, Kelly L Hudkins, Peter Tontonoz, Charles E Alpers, Jenny E Kanter
Diabetic kidney disease and atherosclerotic disease are major causes of morbidity and mortality associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and diabetic kidney disease is a major cardiovascular risk factor. The BTBR mouse strain with leptin-deficiency (Lep(ob)) has emerged as one of the best models of human diabetic kidney disease. However, no T2D mouse model of combined diabetic kidney disease and atherosclerosis exists. Our goal was to generate such a model. To this end, the LDL receptor was targeted for degradation via IDOL (inducible degrader of the LDL receptor) overexpression, using a liver-targeted adeno-associated virus (AAV-DJ/8) in BTBR wild-type (WT) and BTBR Lep(ob) (OB) mice...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152089/high-glucose-downregulates-myocardin-expression-in-rat-glomerular-mesangial-cells-via-the-erk-signaling-pathway
#4
Ming Li, Lijuan Xu, Guowei Feng, Yan Zhang, Xin Wang, Yuebing Wang
Mesangial cells (MCs), which are vascular smooth muscle-derived cells, occupy the central position in the glomerulus. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common diabetes complications and is likely attributed to the loss of MC contractility. Myocardin stimulates downstream vascular smooth muscle genes and regulates the contractility of vascular smooth muscle cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that myocardin is expressed in MCs and that high glucose is involved in the regulation of myocardin and downstream contractile genes in the context of DN...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141920/parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-modulates-mice-mesangial-cells-inflammation-and-blunts-apoptosis-by-enhancing-cox-2-expression
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Mazène Hochane, Denis Raison, Catherine Coquard, Claire Béraud, Audrey Bethry, Sabrina Danilin, Thierry Massfelder, Mariette Barthelmebs
Mesangial cell (MC) injury is a prominent feature of glomerulonephritis. Activated MC secretes inflammatory mediators which induce cell apoptosis. Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) is a locally active cytokine that enhances cell survival and is upregulated by pro-inflammatory factors in many cell types. The aim of this study was to analyze the regulation of PTHrP expression by inflammatory cytokines, and to evaluate whether PTHrP itself acts as a pro-inflammatory and/or survival factor on male murine MC in primary culture...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137334/the-coffee-diterpene-kahweol-enhances-sensitivity-to-sorafenib-in-human-renal-carcinoma-caki-cells-through-down-regulation-of-mcl-1-and-c-flip-expression
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Kyoung-Jin Min, Hee Jung Um, Jee In Kim, Taeg Kyu Kwon
Sorafenib is approved for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, low tumor response and side effects have been widely reported. Therefore, to improve the efficacy of sorafenib, we investigated whether combined treatment with sorafenib and kahweol, the coffee-specific diterpene, has a synergistic effect on apoptotic cell death. Combined treatment with sorafenib and kahweol markedly induced caspase-mediated apoptosis in renal carcinoma Caki cells. Combined treatment with sorafenib and kahweol induced down-regulation of Mcl-1 and c-FLIP expression...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131380/upregulation-of-prmt6-by-lps-suppresses-klotho-expression-through-interaction-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
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Kuen-Daw Tsai, Wen-Xi Lee, Wei Chen, Bo-Yu Chen, Kuan-Lin Chen, Tzu-Chia Hsiao, Sue-Hong Wang, Yi-Ju Lee, Shan-Yuan Liang, Jia-Ching Shieh, Ting-Hui Lin
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) released from gram-negative bacteria stimulates immune responses in infected cells. Epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation and protein methylation modulate LPS-induced innate immune gene expressions. Expression of the Klotho protein decreased with LPS treatment in rats. In a cellular model, information regarding the effect of LPS on Klotho expression was meager. In the present study, we demonstrated that LPS triggered global DNA and protein methylation in glomerular mesangial MES-13 cells...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130363/antioxidant-role-of-autophagy-in-maintaining-the-integrity-of-glomerular-capillaries
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Jun Matsuda, Tomoko Namba, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Tomonori Kimura, Atsushi Takahashi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Minami, Shinsuke Sakai, Ryuta Fujimura, Jun-Ya Kaimori, Isao Matsui, Takayuki Hamano, Yoko Fukushima, Keiko Matsui, Tomoyoshi Soga, Yoshitaka Isaka
Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation system by which cytosolic materials and damaged organelles are broken down into basic components. To explore the physiological role of autophagy in glomerular endothelial cells (GEnCs), we compared the autophagic flux among cells in the kidney under starvation. Inhibition of autophagy by chloroquine administration significantly increased the number of autophagosomes or autolysosomes in GEnCs and proximal tubular cells, but not in podocytes, suggesting that the GEnCs exhibit substantial autophagic activity...
November 13, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130230/-protective-measures-in-laparoscopic-resection-for-upper-or-mid-rectal-cancer-and-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-transrectal-specimen-extraction-surgery
#9
Chuangang Fu, Zhuqing Zhou, Junyi Han, Bin Lu, Wei Gao, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Fang Ji, Tao Du
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the use of a self-made specimen protective sleeve in laparoscopic resection for upper or mid rectal cancer and sigmoid colon cancer with transrectal specimen extraction surgery and the improvement of implantation method, so as to avoid and reduce bacterial contamination and tumor cell dissemination in abdominal cavity. METHODS: During June 2015 and May 2017, 48 cases of high located rectal or sigmoid colon cancer were operated laparoscopically with natural orifices specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) using a self-made specimen protecting sleeve...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114573/plasmin-reduces-fibronectin-deposition-by-mesangial-cells-in-a-protease-activated-receptor-1-independent-manner
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Maaike Waasdorp, JanWillem Duitman, C Arnold Spek
Background: Protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) potentiates diabetic nephropathy (DN) as evident from reduced kidney injury in diabetic PAR-1 deficient mice. Although thrombin is the prototypical PAR-1 agonist, anticoagulant treatment does not limit DN in experimental animal models suggesting that thrombin is not the endogenous PAR-1 agonist driving DN. Objectives: To identify the endogenous PAR-1 agonist potentiating diabetes-induced nephropathy. Methods: Unbiased protease expression profiling in glomeruli from human kidneys with DN was performed using publically available microarray data...
July 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114040/serum-response-factor-is-essential-for-maintenance-of-podocyte-structure-and-function
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Bing Guo, Qing Lyu, Orazio J Slivano, Ronald Dirkx, Christine K Christie, Jan Czyzyk, Aram F Hezel, Ali G Gharavi, Eric M Small, Joseph M Miano
Podocytes contain an intricate actin cytoskeleton that is essential for the specialized function of this cell type in renal filtration. Serum response factor (SRF) is a master transcription factor for the actin cytoskeleton, but the in vivo expression and function of SRF in podocytes are unknown. We found that SRF protein colocalizes with podocyte markers in human and mouse kidneys. Compared with littermate controls, mice in which the Srf gene was conditionally inactivated with NPHS2-Cre exhibited early postnatal proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and azotemia...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114002/sdf-1%C3%AE-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-induces-cardiac-fibroblasts-renal-microvascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-glomerular-mesangial-cells-to-proliferate-cause-hypertrophy-and-produce-collagen
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Edwin K Jackson, Yumeng Zhang, Delbert D Gillespie, Xiao Zhu, Dongmei Cheng, Travis C Jackson
BACKGROUND: Activated cardiac fibroblasts (CFs), preglomerular vascular smooth muscle cells (PGVSMCs), and glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) proliferate, cause hypertrophy, and produce collagen; in this way, activated CFs contribute to cardiac fibrosis, and activated PGVSMCs and GMCs promote renal fibrosis. In heart and kidney diseases, SDF-1α (stromal cell-derived factor 1α; endogenous CXCR4 [C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4] receptor agonist) levels are often elevated; therefore, it is important to know whether and how the SDF-1α/CXCR4 axis activates CFs, PGVSMCs, or GMCs...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109423/transcriptomic-profiling-in-human-mesangial-cells-using-patient-derived-lupus-autoantibodies-identified-mir-10a-as-a-potential-regulator-of-il8
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Pattarin Tangtanatakul, Boonyakiat Thammasate, Alain Jacquet, Rangsima Reantragoon, Trairak Pisitkun, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nattiya Hirankarn
Autoantibody-mediated inflammation directed at resident kidney cells mediates lupus nephritis (LN) pathogenesis. This study investigated the role of miRNA in human mesangial cells (HMCs) stimulated with auto anti-dsDNA immunoglobulin (Ig)G antibodies. HMCs were treated with antibodies purified from active LN patients or non-specific IgG controls in the presence of normal serum. Aberrant miRNA was screened using high throughput sequencing. Anti-dsDNA IgG up-regulated 103 miRNAs and down-regulated 30 miRNAs. The miRNAs regulated genes in the cell cycle, catabolic processes, regulation of transcription and apoptosis signalling...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108256/sphingosine-kinase-1-mediates-ages-induced-fibronectin-upregulation-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Cheng Chen, Wenyan Gong, Changzheng Li, Fengxiao Xiong, Shaogui Wang, Junying Huang, Yu Wang, Zhiquan Chen, Qiuhong Chen, Peiqing Liu, Tian Lan, Heqing Huang
Activation of sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) signaling pathway mediates fibronectin (FN) upregulation in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) under high glucose (HG) condition. However, the roles of SphK1 in advanced glycation end products (AGEs)-induced DN have not been elucidated. Here we show that AGEs upregulated FN and SphK1 and SphK1 activity. Inhibition of SphK1 signaling attenuated AGEs-induced FN synthesis in GMCs. Inhibition of AGE receptor (RAGE) signaling reduced the upregulation of FN and SphK1 and SphK1 activity in GMCs induced by AGEs...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107962/apoptosis-signal-regulating-kinase-1-inhibition-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-cardiorenal-fibrosis-induced-by-uremic-toxins-implications-for-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Feby Savira, Longxing Cao, Ian Wang, Wendi Yang, Kevin Huang, Yue Hua, Beat M Jucker, Robert N Willette, Li Huang, Henry Krum, Zhiliang Li, Qiang Fu, Bing Hui Wang
Intracellular accumulation of protein-bound uremic toxins in the setting of cardiorenal syndrome leads to adverse effects on cardiorenal cellular functions, where cardiac hypertrophy and cardiorenal fibrosis are the hallmarks. In this study, we sought to determine if Apoptosis Signal-Regulated Kinase 1 (ASK1), an upstream regulator of cellular stress response, mediates cardiac hypertrophy and cardiorenal fibrosis induced by indoxyl sulfate (IS) and p-cresol sulfate (PCS) in vitro, and whether ASK1 inhibition is beneficial to ameliorate these cellular effects...
2017: PloS One
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
#16
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/29104493/triptolide-suppresses-glomerular-mesangial-cell-proliferation-in-diabetic-nephropathy-is-associated-with-inhibition-of-pdk1-akt-mtor-pathway
#17
Fei Han, Mei Xue, Yunpeng Chang, Xiaoyu Li, Yang Yang, Bei Sun, Liming Chen
Mesangial cell proliferation has been identified as a mainly contributing factor to glomerulosclerosis, which is typical of diabetic nephropathy. However, the specific mechanisms and therapies remain unclear. PDK1 is a critical regulator of cell proliferation, but the specific role of PDK1 in diabetic nephropathy has not been fully illuminated. In the current study, we demonstrated that triptolide (TP) ameliorated albuminuria in the high fat diet/STZ-induced diabetic rats. TP also suppressed the increased proliferating cell markers Ki-67 and PCNA in the kidney tissues...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091876/ctrp6-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-ecm-expression-in-rat-mesangial-cells-cultured-under-tgf-%C3%AE-1
#18
Shiying Wang, Zhiqiang Sun, Suxia Yang, Baoping Chen, Jun Shi
C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein 6 (CTRP6), a member of CTRPs family, was involved in fibrosis. However, the biological function of CTRP6 in renal fibrosis remains elusive. This study aimed to examine the role of CTRP6 in renal fibrosis and explore the possible mechanism. Our results demonstrated that the expression of CTRP6 was significantly downregulated in renal fibrotic tissues and TGF-β1-treated NRK-49F cells. In addition, overexpression of CTRP6 inhibited the proliferation, migration, and ECM expression in TGF-β1-treated NRK-49F cells...
October 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091441/rapid-analysis-and-guided-isolation-of-astragalus-isoflavonoids-by-uhplc-dad-msn-and-their-cellular-antioxidant-defense-on-high-glucose-induced-mesangial-cells-dysfunction
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Dan Tang, Ying-Bin Shen, Zhi-Hua Wang, Bao He, You-Hua Xu, Hong Nie, Quan Zhu
Isoflavonoids including isoflavones, isoflavans and pterocarpans, the principal components in Astragalus membranaceus, have a great deal of versatile health-promoting benefits. In this work, as a continuation of our searching for bioactive constituents from A. membranaceus, a fast UHPLC-DAD-MSn method was firstly used to analyze the isoflavonoids profile of A. membranaceus roots extract. Twelve diverse isoflavonoids with subclass of isoflavones, isoflavans and pterocarpans occurred in glycoside/aglycone pairs forms were tentatively characterized, of them eight major isoflavonoids were finally isolated guided and simultaneously quantified by the established fast UHPLC method...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077526/ccr7-is-important-for-mesangial-cell-physiology-and-repair
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Simone Wurm, Andreas Steege, Eva-Maria Rom-Jurek, Claudia R van Roeyen, Armin Kurtz, Bernhard Banas, Miriam C Banas
The homeostatic chemokine receptor CCR7 serves as key molecule in lymphocyte homing into secondary lymphoid tissues. Previous experiments from our group identified CCR7 also to be expressed by human mesangial cells. Exposing cultured human mesangial cells to the receptor ligand CCL21 revealed a positive effect on these cells regarding proliferation, migration, and survival. In the present study, we localized CCR7 and CCL21 during murine nephrogenesis. Analyzing wild-type and CCR7 deficient (CCR7(-/-)) mice, we observed a retarded glomerulogenesis during renal development and a significantly decreased mesangial cellularity in adult CCR7(-/-) mice, as a consequence of less mesangial cell proliferation between embryonic day E17...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
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