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Death-associated protein kinase 1 correlates with podocyte apoptosis and renal damage and can be mediated by miR-361.

Histol Histopathol 2021 Jul 16:18358. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Nephrology, Linyi Central Hospital, Linyi City, Shandong Province, China.

Background: Herein, we aimed to determine whether DAPK1 and its post-transcriptional regulator miR-361 were implicated in high glucose (HG)-induced podocyte injury and renal damage in db/db mice.

Materials And Methods: Podocytes were incubated with normal glucose (NG; 5 mM) or HG (30 mM). Podocyte apoptosis was evaluated using TUNEL staining. Read More

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Wogonin protects glomerular podocytes by targeting Bcl-2-mediated autophagy and apoptosis in diabetic kidney disease.

Acta Pharmacol Sin 2021 Jul 12. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Nephropathy, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, 230022, China.

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus and a major cause of end-stage renal disease with limited treatment options. Wogonin is a flavonoid derived from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has shown a potent renoprotective effect. But the mechanisms of action in DKD are not fully elucidated. Read More

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IL-6/STAT3 signaling activation exacerbates high fructose-induced podocyte hypertrophy by ketohexokinase-A-mediated tristetraprolin down-regulation.

Cell Signal 2021 Jul 10;86:110082. Epub 2021 Jul 10.

State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, PR China. Electronic address:

Glomerular hypertrophy is a crucial factor of severe podocyte damage and proteinuria. Our previous study showed that high fructose induced podocyte injury. The current study aimed to explore a novel molecular mechanism underlying podocyte hypertrophy induced by high fructose. Read More

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Global transcriptomic changes in glomerular endothelial cells in mice with podocyte depletion and glomerulosclerosis.

Cell Death Dis 2021 Jul 9;12(7):687. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

Podocytes are a key component of the glomerular filtration barrier, and its dysfunction and eventual loss drive glomerular disease progression. Recent research has demonstrated the importance of podocyte cross-talk with other glomerular cells, such as glomerular endothelial cells (GECs), in both glomerular homeostasis and in disease settings. However, how GECs are affected globally by podocyte injury and loss in disease settings remains unclear. Read More

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Sirt6-mediated Nrf2/HO-1 activation alleviates angiotensin II-induced DNA DSBs and apoptosis in podocytes.

Food Funct 2021 Jul 9. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Division of Nephrology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China. and Nephrology and Urology Research Institute of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Recent studies suggested that DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) were associated with the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this investigation was to determine the role of Sirtuin6 (Sirt6), a histone deacetylase related to DNA damage repair, in angiotensin (Ang) II-induced DNA DSBs and the cell injury of podocytes and explore the possible mechanism. Here we showed that an increase of DNA DSBs was accompanied by a reduction in Sirt6 expression in the glomeruli of patients with hypertensive nephropathy (HN). Read More

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Profile of podocyte translatome during development of type 2 and type 1 diabetic nephropathy using podocyte-specific TRAP mRNA RNA-seq.

Diabetes 2021 Jul 7. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Podocyte injury is important in development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Although several studies have reported single cell-based RNA-seq of podocytes in type 1 DN (T1DN), the podocyte translating mRNA profile in type 2 DN (T2DN) has not been previously compared to that of T1DN. We analyzed the podocyte translatome in T2DN in podocin-Cre; Rosa26; eNOS-/-; mice and compared it to streptozotocin-induced T1DN in podocin-Cre; Rosa26; eNOS-/- mice utilizing Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) and RNA-seq. Read More

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Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) alleviated sepsis-induced acute liver injury, inflammation, oxidative stress and cell apoptosis by downregulating CUL3 expression.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):2459-2468

Department of Critical Care Medicine, The People's Hospital of Xishuangbanna Dai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture, Jinghong, Yunnan Province, China.

PQQ has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. PQQ can relieve high glucose-induced renal cell damage by suppressing Keap1 expression. Keap1 can interact with CUL3. Read More

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December 2021

Engineered nanoplex mediated targeted miRNA delivery to rescue dying podocytes in diabetic nephropathy.

Int J Pharm 2021 Jul 1;605:120842. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research-Ahmedabad (NIPER-A), An Institute of National Importance, Government of India, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Palaj, Opp. Air Force Station, Gandhinagar 382355, Gujarat, India. Electronic address:

MicroRNAs (miRNA) is vital for gene expression regulation and normal kidney function. Mainly, miRNA-30a is responsible for the homeostasis of podocytes. In the diabetic nephropathic condition, miRNA-30a is directly and primarily suppressed by hyperglycemic kidney induced Notch signaling pathway leads to podocyte damage and apoptosis. Read More

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A mouse model of prenatal exposure to Interleukin-6 to study the developmental origin of health and disease.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 24;11(1):13260. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Midwest Veterans' Biomedical Research Foundation (MVBRF), Kansas City, MO, USA.

Systemic inflammation in pregnant obese women is associated with 1.5- to 2-fold increase in serum Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and newborns with lower kidney/body weight ratio but the role of IL-6 in increased susceptibility to chronic kidney (CKD) in adult progeny is not known. Since IL-6 crosses the placental barrier, we administered recombinant IL-6 (10 pg/g) to pregnant mice starting at mid-gestation yielded newborns with lower body (p < 0. Read More

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Tripterygium glycoside suppresses epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition of diabetic kidney disease podocytes by targeting autophagy through the mTOR/Twist1 pathway.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Aug 24;24(2). Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Department of Nephrology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital and Affiliated People's Hospital, Hangzhou Medical College, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310014, P.R. China.

Tripterygium glycoside (TG) is a traditional Chinese medicine extract with immunosuppressive, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑renal fibrosis effects. Epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cell apoptosis are considered to be the major cause of podocyte injury in diabetic kidney disease (DKD). However, it remains unknown as to whether TG is able to alleviate podocyte injury to prevent DKD progression. Read More

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Study of the Active Components and Molecular Mechanism of in the Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy.

Front Mol Biosci 2021 7;8:664416. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Graduate School, First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China.

We aimed to explore the active ingredients and molecular mechanism of (TW) in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy (DN) through network pharmacology and molecular biology. First, the active ingredients and potential targets of TW were obtained through the Traditional Chinese Medicine Systems Pharmacology Database and Analysis Platform (TCMSP) and related literature materials, and Cytoscape 3.7. Read More

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Inhibition of microRNA-130b Alleviated Podocyte Injury Induced by Puromycin Aminonucleoside .

Ann Clin Lab Sci 2021 May;51(3):393-399

Department of Nephrology, Lianshui People's Hospital, Kangda College of Nanjing Medical University, Huai'an city, Jiangsu, China

Objective: To investigate the effect of microRNA-130b (miR-130b) on podocyte injury induced by puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN) and its possible mechanisms.

Methods: The immortalized podocytes (HPC) were treated by 25, 50, or 100 μg/mL PAN, then real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect the expression of miR-130b. The HPC were transfected with miR-130b inhibitor or normal control (NC) inhibitor, and then the cells were stimulated with 100 μg/mL PAN for 24h. Read More

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ATF4-dependent heme-oxygenase-1 attenuates diabetic nephropathy by inducing autophagy and inhibiting apoptosis in podocyte.

Ren Fail 2021 Dec;43(1):968-979

Department of Nephrology, People's Hospital of Hangzhou Medical College, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Zhejiang, P.R. China.

Aim: Podocyte injury plays an important role in diabetic nephropathy (DN), yet the underlying molecular mechanisms of podocyte injury in DN is not clear. Here, we investigated the role of activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) and HO-1 in DN-induced podocyte injury.

Methods: Protein expression was measured by western blotting (WB) and immunofluorescence. Read More

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December 2021

Salvianolic acid A attenuates steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome through suPAR/uPAR-αvβ3 signaling Inhibition.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Jun 19;279:114351. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

School of Pharmacy, Key Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Evaluation (Yantai University), Ministry of Education, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Drug Delivery System and Biotech Drugs in Universities of Shandong, Yantai University, Yantai, 264005, PR China. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Salvianolic acid A (SAA) is extracted from traditional Chinese medicine Salvia miltiorrhiza and is the main water-soluble and the biologically active ingredient. SAA possesses a variety of pharmacological activities and has an excellent protective effect on kidney disease, especially steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), and has advantages in improving the efficacy of glucocorticoids, but its mechanism needs to be further explored.

Purpose: The study was designed to explore the effect of suPAR and uPAR in SRNS patients and evaluate the potential effect of SAA in improving podocyte steroid resistance and explore its mechanism. Read More

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A serine protease inhibitor camostat mesilate prevents podocyte apoptosis and attenuates podocyte injury in metabolic syndrome model rats.

J Pharmacol Sci 2021 Aug 24;146(4):192-199. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Nephrology, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. Previously, we reported that a synthetic serine protease inhibitor, camostat mesilate (CM), mitigated hypertension and proteinuria in rodent disease models. The present study evaluated the anti-hypertensive and anti-proteinuric effects of CM in MetS model rats (SHR/ND mcr-cp). Read More

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Adiponectin protects obesity-related glomerulopathy by inhibiting ROS/NF-κB/NLRP3 inflammation pathway.

BMC Nephrol 2021 Jun 10;22(1):218. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Endocrinology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, No.185 Bureau Front Street, 213003, Changzhou City, China.

Background: Adiponectin is an adipocytokine that plays a key regulatory role in glucose and lipid metabolism in obesity. The prevalence of obesity has led to an increase in the incidence of obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG). This study aimed to identify the protective role of adiponectin in ORG. Read More

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CLEC14A protects against podocyte injury in mice with adriamycin nephropathy.

FASEB J 2021 07;35(7):e21711

Department of Pharmacology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Podocyte injury is a major determinant of focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) and the identification of potential therapeutic targets for preventing podocyte injury has clinical importance for the treatment of FSGS. CLEC14A is a single-pass transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the vascular expressed C-type lectin family. CLEC14A is found to be expressed in vascular endothelial cells during embryogenesis and is also implicated in tumor angiogenesis. Read More

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The IL-8-CXCR1/2 axis contributes to diabetic kidney disease.

Metabolism 2021 Aug 10;121:154804. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

International Center for T1D, Centro di Ricerca Pediatrica Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche "L. Sacco", Università di Milano, Milan, Italy; Nephrology Division, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Endocrinology Division, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

Aims/hypothesis: Inflammation has a major role in diabetic kidney disease. We thus investigated the role of the IL-8-CXCR1/2 axis in favoring kidney damage in diabetes.

Methods: Urinary IL-8 levels were measured in 1247 patients of the Joslin Kidney Study in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Read More

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Tacrolimus Protects Podocytes from Apoptosis via Downregulation of TRPC6 in Diabetic Nephropathy.

J Diabetes Res 2021 20;2021:8832114. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Nephrology, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong, China.

Podocyte injury plays an important role in diabetic nephropathy (DN), and apoptosis is one of its mechanisms. The transient receptor potential channel 6 (TRPC6) is expressed in podocytes and mediates podocyte injury induced by high glucose levels. Tacrolimus is a novel immunosuppressive agent that is reported to play an important role in podocyte protection. Read More

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REST and Stress Resistance in the Aging Kidney.

J Am Soc Nephrol 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Université de Paris, Paris, France

Background: CKD is associated with the loss of functional nephr ons, leading to increased mechanical and metabolic stress in the remaining cells, particularly for cells constituting the filtration barrier, such as podocytes. The failure of podocytes to mount an adequate stress response can lead to further nephron loss and disease progression. However, the mechanisms that regulate this degenerative process in the kidney are unknown. Read More

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Combined Melatonin and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Enhances Podocyte Protection and Ameliorates Kidney Function in a Diabetic Nephropathy Rat Model.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2021 May 6;10(5). Epub 2021 May 6.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang-Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan.

(1) Background: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is common complication of diabetes. Current therapy for DN does not include promotion of podocyte protection. Therefore, we investigated the therapeutic effect of melatonin (Mel) combined extracorporeal shock wave (SW) therapy on a DN rat model. Read More

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Homocysteine induces podocyte apoptosis by regulating miR-1929-5p expression through c-Myc, DNMT1 and EZH2.

Mol Oncol 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

School of Basic Medical Sciences, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, China.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common and complex disease in kidneys which has been associated with an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma. Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels are known to influence the development and progression of CKD by regulating podocyte injury and apoptosis. To investigate the molecular mechanisms triggered in podocytes by Hcy, we used cbs mice and observed that higher Hcy levels increased the apoptosis rate of podocytes with accompanying glomerular damage. Read More

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Epidermal Growth Factor Protects Against High Glucose-Induced Podocyte Injury Possibly via Modulation of Autophagy and PI3K/AKT/mTOR Signaling Pathway Through DNA Methylation.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2021 19;14:2255-2268. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Endocrinology, Affiliated Longhua People's Hospital, Southern Medical University, Longhua People's Hospital, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China.

Aim: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a serious health problem worldwide. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) has suggested as a potential biomarker for the progression of chronic kidney disease. In this study, we examined the effects of EGF on the high glucose (HG)-induced podocyte injury and explored the underlying molecular mechanisms. Read More

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Adiponectin receptor agonist AdipoRon ameliorates renal inflammation in diet-induced obese mice and endotoxin-treated human glomeruli ex vivo.

Diabetologia 2021 Aug 14;64(8):1866-1879. Epub 2021 May 14.

Research Program for Clinical and Molecular Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Aims/hypothesis: Chronic low-grade inflammation with local upregulation of proinflammatory molecules plays a role in the progression of obesity-related renal injury. Reduced serum concentration of anti-inflammatory adiponectin may promote chronic inflammation. Here, we investigated the potential anti-inflammatory and renoprotective effects and mechanisms of action of AdipoRon, an adiponectin receptor agonist. Read More

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Apoptosis-Inducing Factor, Protein Expression, and Apoptosis Changes with Glutamine in Podocytes Cells Exposed with Cisplatin.

Vet Med Int 2021 21;2021:5599452. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Health Studies, Universitas Airlangga, Jalan Dharmawangsa Dalam 28-30, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Cisplatin is a well-known chemotherapeutic drug. It is one of the most effective anticancer agents and is widely used for the treatment of several types of tumors. However, side effects in normal tissues and organs, such as nephrotoxicity that induces apoptosis in epithelial cells in the kidney, limit the use of cisplatin. Read More

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Faster lipid β-oxidation rate by acetyl-CoA carboxylase 2 inhibition alleviates high-glucose-induced insulin resistance via SIRT1/PGC-1α in human podocytes.

J Biochem Mol Toxicol 2021 May 6:e22797. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Nephrology, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China.

Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is becoming a research hotspot in recent years because the prevalence is high and the prognosis is poor. Lipid accumulation in podocytes induced by hyperglycemia has been shown to be a driving mechanism underlying the development of DN. However, the mechanism of lipotoxicity remains unclear. Read More

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Forsythoside A Alleviates High Glucose-Induced Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Podocytes by Inactivating MAPK Signaling via MMP12 Inhibition.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2021 28;14:1885-1895. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Clinical Research Center for Medical Sciences, IMMU, Chifeng University School of Basic Medical Sciences, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, 024000, People's Republic of China.

Background: Podocyte injury serves an important role during the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of forsythoside A (FA) on high glucose (HG)-induced podocyte injury and to identify the possible mechanisms.

Methods: MPC-5 podocytes were cultured under HG conditions. Read More

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Inhibition of p53/miR-34a/SIRT1 axis ameliorates podocyte injury in diabetic nephropathy.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Jun 28;559:48-55. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Division of Nephrology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Kidney and Dialysis Institute of Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Kidney and Blood Purification Laboratory of Shanghai, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Podocyte injury is associated with albuminuria and the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). MiR-34a, a p53-regulated miRNA, directly targets SIRT1 and contributed to DN progression. MiR-34a represses SIRT1 to activate p53 and establish a positive feedback loop. Read More

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Glycerol Improves Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Brain Injury and Associated Kidney Dysfunction in Rats.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2021 Apr 19;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Medical Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung City 407, Taiwan.

In stroke patients, the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) is closely linked with worse outcomes and increased mortality. In this study, the interplay between post-stroke and AKI and treatment options was investigated in a rodent model of hemorrhagic stroke. Intrastriatal collagenase injection for 24 h caused neurological deficits, hematoma formation, brain edema, apoptosis, blood-brain barrier disruption, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation in Sprague Dawley rats. Read More

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JAK/STAT pathway promotes the progression of diabetic kidney disease via autophagy in podocytes.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Jul 24;902:174121. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, The Second Aliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China. Electronic address:

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the major microvascular complications of diabetes and an important cause of end-stage renal disease. Previous studies have shown that the damage to podocyte autophagy is related to the pathogenesis of DKD, and this damage is closely mediated by the Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transductors and the transcription (STAT) signaling pathway. Here, the underlying molecular mechanism of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway regulating podocyte autophagy was investigated. Read More

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