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KIM-1 expression predicts renal outcomes in IgA nephropathy.
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PMID:  23135864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) is a sensitive biomarker for proximal tubular injury. Recently, a few studies have shown that urinary KIM-1 has clinical implications in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). We performed this study to determine whether tissue KIM-1 has clinical implications for predicting long-term outcome and whether urinary KIM-1 is correlated with tissue KIM-1 and kidney injury in IgAN patients. METHODS: We assessed the prognostic prediction capability of tissue KIM-1 expression in 69 adult patients with IgAN retrospectively. Renal biopsies from all patients were scored by a pathologist who was blinded to the clinical data for the pathologic variables. The primary outcome was the composite of a 50 % reduction in eGFR or end-stage renal disease. Tissue KIM-1 expression was assessed semiquantitatively by counting the stained tubules per 100× power field; 0 tubule indicates grade 0; 1-5 tubules, grade 1; 6-10 tubules, grade 2; and more than 10 tubules, grade 3. Comparing urinary KIM-1 and tissue KIM-1 expression, 50 consecutive IgAN patients were prospectively enrolled to measure urinary KIM-1 levels and examine their biopsy specimens by KIM-1 immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: Univariate analysis showed that tissue KIM-1 expression was associated with the renal outcome in IgAN. Multivariate regression analysis, as the relationship of tissue KIM-1 with prognosis, was consistent. Proteinuria at biopsy and tissue KIM-1 grade 3 were shown to have a prognostic value. The concentration of urinary KIM-1/Cr in patients with IgAN was significantly higher than that in the normal controls. CONCLUSION: Tissue KIM-1 expression is an independent predictor of adverse renal outcomes in IgA nephropathy patients.
Soon Hyo Kwon; Moo Yong Park; Jin Seok Jeon; Hyunjin Noh; Soo Jeong Choi; Jin Kuk Kim; Seung Duk Hwang; So Young Jin; Dong Cheol Han
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9709923     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hyonam Kidney Laboratory, Dae Sa Gwan Ro 59, Hannam-dong Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea.
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