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Mesangial medium with IgA1 from IgA nephropathy inhibits nephrin expression in mouse podocytes.
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PMID:  19397686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is characterized by mesangial deposition of polymeric IgA1, and podocyte injury plays an important role in glomerulosclerosis of the disease. Our previous study indicated that medium of mesangial cells co-incubated with aggregated IgA1 (aIgA1), isolated from IgAN patients, down-regulated nephrin expression. Yet the mechanism remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Podocytes were incubated with a medium of mesangial cells co-incubated with aIgA1, which was isolated from IgAN patients, and enalaprilat (10(-5) M), valsartan (10(-5) M) and anti-mouse tumour necrosis factor-alpha antibody (50 ng mL(-1)) separately. Nephrin expression in podocytes was measured by real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analysis. RESULTS: The level of angiotensinogen and angiotensin-converting enzyme mRNAs in podocytes, as well as angiotensin, was also increased by a medium of mesangial cells co-incubated with aIgA1 from IgAN patients (P<0.05). Enalaprilat or valsartan partly improved nephrin expression when compared with that by podocytes exposed to the mesangial medium (P<0.05), while the nephrin expression of podocytes with enalaprilat or valsartan was lower than that of podocytes exposed to medium of mesangial cells stimulated by aIgA1 from healthy control (P<0.05). However, anti-mouse tumour necrosis factor-alpha antibody did not show any improvement in nephrin expression. CONCLUSION: Our findings implicate that local renin angiotensin system activation in podocytes is partly involved in down-regulation of nephrin by mesangial medium in IgA nephropathy.
C Wang; X Liu; Z Ye; J Zhang; H Tang; Z Chen; H Zhang; T Lou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical investigation     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1365-2362     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Invest.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-23     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0245331     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Invest     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of nephrology,The 3rd affiliated hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
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MeSH Terms
Cells, Cultured / metabolism
Down-Regulation / drug effects
Gene Expression / drug effects
Glomerulonephritis, IGA / genetics,  pathology*
Immunoglobulin A / genetics,  metabolism*
Membrane Proteins / drug effects,  metabolism*
Mesangial Cells / metabolism*
Podocytes / metabolism*
Reference Values
Renin-Angiotensin System / drug effects*,  genetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Membrane Proteins; 0/nephrin

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