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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22341, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991448

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RATIONALE: The Goodpasture syndrome is an extremely rare disease, with renal and pulmonary manifestations, and is mediated by anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies. Renal pathological changes are mainly characterized by glomerular crescent formation and linear immunofluorescent staining for immunoglobulin G on the GBM. There are few reports on the atypical course of the syndrome involving serum-negative anti-GBM antibodies. Therefore, we present a case of Goodpasture syndrome that presented with nephrotic-range proteinuria and was seronegative for anti-GBM antibodies. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old Chinese man presented with a lung lesion that was discovered by physical examination a month prior to presentation. The chief concern was occasional hemoptysis without fever, cough, chest pain, and edema. DIAGNOSES: Laboratory testing revealed that the urinary protein level and urine erythrocyte count were 7.4 g/24 hours and 144/high-power field (HPF), respectively. Serological testing for anti-GBM antibodies was negative. Chest computed tomography revealed multiple exudative lesions in both lungs, indicating alveolar infiltration and hemorrhage. Electronic bronchoscopy and pathological examination of the alveolar lavage fluid indicated no abnormalities. However, kidney biopsy suggested cellular crescent formation and segmental necrosis of the globuli, with linear IgG and complement C3 deposition on the GBM. These findings were consistent with the diagnosis of anti-GBM antibody nephritis. INTERVENTIONS: The patient underwent 7 sessions of double filtration plasmapheresis. He was also administered with intravenous methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide. After renal function stabilization, he was discharged under an immunosuppressive regimen comprising of glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamides. OUTCOMES: Three months later, follow-up examination revealed that the 24-hour urine protein had increased to 13 g. Furthermore, the urine erythrocyte count was 243/HPF. After a 6-month follow-up, the patient achieved partial remission, with a proteinuria level of 3.9 g/24 hours and a urine erythrocyte count of 187/HPF. LESSONS: This extremely rare case of Goodpasture syndrome manifested with seronegativity for anti-GBM antibodies and nephrotic-range proteinuria. Our findings emphasize the importance of renal biopsy for the clinical diagnosis of atypical cases. Furthermore, because renal involvement achieved only partial remission despite therapy, early detection and active treatment of the Goodpasture syndrome is necessary to improve the prognosis of patients.


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Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/complicações , Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/imunologia , Autoanticorpos/sangue , Proteinúria/etiologia , Administração Intravenosa , Adulto , Assistência ao Convalescente , Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/diagnóstico , Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/terapia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/etnologia , Complemento C3/metabolismo , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Hemoptise/diagnóstico , Hemorragia/etiologia , Hemorragia/patologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/metabolismo , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Rim/patologia , Glomérulos Renais/metabolismo , Glomérulos Renais/patologia , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/administração & dosagem , Metilprednisolona/uso terapêutico , Nefrite/diagnóstico , Nefrite/imunologia , Plasmaferese/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int J Mol Sci ; 21(18)2020 Sep 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32971906

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In December 2019, physicians reported numerous patients showing pneumonia of unknown origin in the Chinese region of Wuhan. Following the spreading of the infection over the world, The World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020 declared the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak a global pandemic. The scientific community is exerting an extraordinary effort to elucidate all aspects related to SARS-CoV-2, such as the structure, ultrastructure, invasion mechanisms, replication mechanisms, or drugs for treatment, mainly through in vitro studies. Thus, the clinical in vivo data can provide a test bench for new discoveries in the field of SARS-CoV-2, finding new solutions to fight the current pandemic. During this dramatic situation, the normal scientific protocols for the development of new diagnostic procedures or drugs are frequently not completely applied in order to speed up these processes. In this context, interdisciplinarity is fundamental. Specifically, a great contribution can be provided by the association and interpretation of data derived from medical disciplines based on the study of images, such as radiology, nuclear medicine, and pathology. Therefore, here, we highlighted the most recent histopathological and imaging data concerning the SARS-CoV-2 infection in lung and other human organs such as the kidney, heart, and vascular system. In addition, we evaluated the possible matches among data of radiology, nuclear medicine, and pathology departments in order to support the intense scientific work to address the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In this regard, the development of artificial intelligence algorithms that are capable of correlating these clinical data with the new scientific discoveries concerning SARS-CoV-2 might be the keystone to get out of the pandemic.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Inteligência Artificial , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Rim/patologia , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/patologia , Miocárdio/patologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prognóstico , Pele/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5837-5844, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988913

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common malignancies of the urinary tract. Venous migration, tumor thrombus and metastases are often seen in patients with RCC and are adverse prognostic factors. Intravascular tumor growth along the renal vein into the inferior vena cava occurs in up to 10% of all patients with RCC. Furthermore, extension of the tumor reaching the right atrium is detected in approximately 1% of all patients. Synchronous involvement of pulmonary arteries with tumor emboli is very rare and challenging. Management of metastatic RCC includes surgical resection of renal and metastatic lesions. We present 3 cases of patients with RCC tumor thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava (IVC) and with pulmonary emboli of the tumor thrombus into one of the branches of the main pulmonary artery. All the cases had simultaneous resection of the kidney tumor with the tumor thrombus and pulmonary lobectomy that included the tumor emboli with satisfactory outcome. CASE REPORT: We present a series of cases of RCC with tumor extension into the inferior vena cava (IVC) and with tumor emboli to the pulmonary arteries. Surgical procedure in all cases consisted of radical nephrectomy with IVC tumor thrombus resection, along with a thoracotomy with lung resection including the tumor emboli to one of the branches of the main pulmonary artery. Synchronous metastatic lesions were found on the liver in one case and contiguous extension of renal tumor to the pancreas in another. CONCLUSION: In patients with IVC thrombus with synchronous pulmonary artery tumor embolus, such as the cases presented in this series, a careful multidisciplinary management approach is preferable. Transplant technique used in our open approach minimizes complications, blood loss, and provides excellent visualization for abdominal vascular manipulation of IVC. This provides a potentially curable treatment option with acceptable survival rates.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/cirurgia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/cirurgia , Artéria Pulmonar/cirurgia , Veia Cava Inferior/cirurgia , Adulto , Carcinoma de Células Renais/diagnóstico por imagem , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Rim/diagnóstico por imagem , Rim/patologia , Rim/cirurgia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Metástase Neoplásica , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/metabolismo , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/patologia , Nefrectomia/métodos , Artéria Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Pulmonar/patologia , Veias Renais/diagnóstico por imagem , Veias Renais/patologia , Veias Renais/cirurgia , Trombose/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose/patologia , Trombose/cirurgia , Veia Cava Inferior/diagnóstico por imagem , Veia Cava Inferior/patologia , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose Venosa/patologia , Trombose Venosa/cirurgia
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S Afr Med J ; 110(7): 691-694, 2020 Jul 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32880349

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BACKGROUND: The most common clinical indication for renal biopsy in the early post-transplant period is early graft dysfunction (EGD), which may present either as delayed graft function (DGF) or acute graft dysfunction. Even though it is a valuable diagnostic tool, renal allograft biopsy is not without risk of major complications. Recent studies have suggested that, with modern immunosuppressive induction regimens and more accurate ways to determine high immunological risk transplants, early acute rejection (AR) is uncommon and routine biopsy for EGD does not result in a change in management. OBJECTIVES: To describe the histological findings and complications of renal allograft biopsies for EGD in our setting, and to determine whether our current threshold for biopsy is appropriate. METHODS: This study was a retrospective audit that included all patients who underwent renal allograft biopsy within the first 30 days of transplantation at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 June 2010 to 30 June 2018. The indication for biopsy was any patient who showed significant EGD, characterised by acute graft dysfunction or DGF with dialysis dependence. RESULTS: During the study period, 330 patients underwent renal transplantation, of whom 105 (32%) had an early biopsy and were included in the study. The median age of recipients was 39 (range 17 - 62) years, with 65% males and 35% females. The majority of donors were deceased donations after brain death (70%), with an overall median cold ischaemic time of 9 hours (interquartile range (IQR) 4 - 16). The average number of human leukocyte antigen mismatches was 5 (IQR 4 - 7). A donor-specific antibody was recorded for 18% of recipients and a panel-reactive antibody score of >30% was recorded for 21%. The median duration after transplant for biopsy was 8 (IQR 6 - 10) days. During the first month of EGD, AR was diagnosed in 42% of patients who underwent biopsies. In 21% of these patients, there was acute cellular rejection, in 16% antibody-mediated rejection, and in 5% both of these. Acute tubular necrosis was the primary finding in 32%, with acute interstitial nephritis in 8%, and acute calcineurin toxicity in 4% of cases. A significant biopsy-related complication was recorded in 3 patients: 1 small-bowel perforation repaired via laparotomy, and 2 vascular injuries successfully embolised by interventional radiology. CONCLUSIONS: Considering the relative safety and high rate of detection of AR, a liberal approach to renal biopsy for EGD remains justifiable in our setting.


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Aloenxertos , Biópsia , Transplante de Rim , Rim/patologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Calcineurina/efeitos adversos , Auditoria Clínica , Feminino , Rejeição de Enxerto/diagnóstico , Humanos , Necrose Tubular Aguda/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nefrite Intersticial/patologia , Disfunção Primária do Enxerto/diagnóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , África do Sul , Adulto Jovem
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126882, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957289

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Methamphetamine, mainly consumed as an illicit drug, is a potent addictive psychostimulant that has been detected in surface water at concentrations ranging from nanograms to micrograms per litre, especially in Middle and East Europe. The aim of this study was to expose brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) to environmental (1 µg L-1) and higher (50 µg L-1) concentrations of methamphetamine for 35 days with a four-day depuration phase to assess the possible negative effects on fish health. Degenerative liver and heart alterations, similar to those described in mammals, were observed at both concentrations, although at different intensities. Apoptotic changes in hepatocytes, revealed by activated caspase-3, were found in exposed fish. The parent compound and a metabolite (amphetamine) were detected in fish tissues in both concentration groups, in the order of kidney > liver > brain > muscle > plasma. Bioconcentration factors ranged from 0.13 to 80. A therapeutic plasma concentration was reached for both compounds in the high-concentration treatment. This study indicates that chronic environmental concentrations of methamphetamine can lead to health issues in aquatic organisms.


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Metanfetamina/toxicidade , Truta/fisiologia , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Europa (Continente) , Rim/patologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Truta/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 258: 118178, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32739468

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AIMS: Gentamicin (GEN) is one of the most valuable aminoglycoside antibiotics utilized against life-threatening bacterial infections. Unfortunately, GEN-induced nephrotoxicity limited its clinical utility. The pathologic process of nephrotoxicity caused by GEN may involve epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Resveratrol (RES) is a natural compound was revealed to inhibit EMT in kidney. The present work was conducted to explore the potential renoprotective role of RES on GEN-induced EMT. Moreover, the underlying signaling pathway of this inhibition was investigated. MAIN METHODS: Mice were treated with GEN by intraperitoneal (i.p.) route daily for 15 days to identify EMT onset with regard to GEN-induced nephrotoxicity. To assess the ameliorative role of RES against GEN-induced EMT, RES was i.p. administrated in high and low doses before and concurrently with GEN treatment. KEY FINDINGS: GEN administration significantly deteriorated kidney functions. In addition, reduced glutathione (GSH) content and catalase (CAT) activity were significantly decreased with a concomitant increase in the content of kidney malondialdehyde (MDA) after GEN treatment. Histological changes and deposition of collagen were extensive in renal corpuscles and tubules. Increased expression of alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), transforming growth factor-ß1 (TGF-ß1) and phosphorylated (p)-Smad2 were observed after GEN administration, while E-cadherin expression was decreased. On the contrary, pretreatment with both doses of RES reversed the modifications caused by GEN administration. SIGNIFICANCE: We concluded that EMT contributes to pathogenesis of GEN-induced nephrotoxicity. RES has a protective effect on GEN-induced EMT via suppressing oxidative stress and a possible involvement of TGF-ß/Smad signaling pathway.


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Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Gentamicinas/efeitos adversos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Resveratrol/farmacologia , Proteínas Smad/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Fibrose , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Resveratrol/administração & dosagem , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Tempo
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J Int Med Res ; 48(8): 300060520933810, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776805

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The sudden outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 pneumonia posed a significant challenge to medical professionals because treatment of critically ill patients requires the efforts of a multidisciplinary team. To highlight this principle, we examined acute kidney injury (AKI) in IgA-dominant infection-associated glomerulonephritis (GN) and menstrual toxic shock syndrome (mTSS). Both GN and mTSS are rare diseases caused by staphylococcal infection, and renal function is frequently impaired. The resulting AKIs are disparate pathological entities driven by distinct immune mechanisms. We begin by describing the case of a diabetic man with pyopneumothorax following methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). He had endocapillary proliferative GN with in situ IgA-dominant immune-complex formation in the mesangium accompanied by complement C3 deposition in the glomerular capillary wall. By contrast, acute tubular necrosis was observed in a case of mTSS; the patient's immune response was stimulated differently by MRSA enterotoxin and exotoxin resulting in aberrant IgA deposition, complement activation, and insufficient antibody production. As a multidisciplinary communication covering the fields of nephrology, immunology, and pathology, this report may help clinicians to understand these distinct renal lesions and make optimal therapeutic decisions expeditiously.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Glomerulonefrite por IGA/patologia , Imunoglobulina A/imunologia , Distúrbios Menstruais/patologia , Choque Séptico/patologia , Infecções Estafilocócicas/patologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/microbiologia , Adolescente , Betacoronavirus , Ativação do Complemento/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Enterotoxinas/metabolismo , Feminino , Glomerulonefrite por IGA/microbiologia , Humanos , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Distúrbios Menstruais/microbiologia , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/isolamento & purificação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumotórax/microbiologia , Pneumotórax/patologia , Choque Séptico/microbiologia
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Radiol Clin North Am ; 58(5): 875-884, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32792120

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Indeterminate renal masses remain a diagnostic challenge for lesions not initially characterized as angiomyolipoma or Bosniak I/II cysts. Differential for indeterminate renal masses include oncocytoma, fat-poor angiomyolipoma, and clear cell, papillary, and chromophobe renal cell carcinoma. Qualitative and quantitative techniques using data derived from multiphase contrast-enhanced imaging have provided methods for specific differentiation and subtyping of indeterminate renal masses, with emerging applications such as radiocytogenetics. Early and accurate characterization of indeterminate renal masses by multiphase contrast-enhanced imaging will optimize triage of these lesions into surgical, ablative, and active surveillance treatment plans.


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Interpretação de Imagem Assistida por Computador/métodos , Neoplasias Renais/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Meios de Contraste , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Humanos , Aumento da Imagem/métodos , Rim/diagnóstico por imagem , Rim/patologia , Triagem
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Future Microbiol ; 15: 1287-1305, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32851877

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Aim: Despite the similarities in the pathogenesis of the beta coronaviruses, the precise infective mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 remain unclear. Objective: In this review, we aim to focus on the proposed theories behind the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 and highlight the clinical complications related to COVID-19. Methods: We conducted a literature search in Pubmed, Scopus and Google Scholar for the relevant articles regarding clinical complications and pathogenesis of COVID-19. Results: Related articles were included and discussed. Conclusion: Respiratory system and the lungs are the most commonly involved sites of COVID-19 infection. Cardiovascular, liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems are involved with different frequencies and degrees of severity.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Sistema Cardiovascular/patologia , Sistema Cardiovascular/virologia , Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Sistema Nervoso Central/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Citocinas/sangue , Trato Gastrointestinal/patologia , Trato Gastrointestinal/virologia , Humanos , Rim/patologia , Rim/virologia , Fígado/patologia , Fígado/virologia , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Sistema Respiratório/patologia , Sistema Respiratório/virologia
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J Am Soc Nephrol ; 31(9): 2205-2221, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32826326

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BACKGROUND: The incidence, severity, and outcomes of AKI in COVID-19 varied in different reports. In patients critically ill with COVID-19, the clinicopathologic characteristics of AKI have not been described in detail. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 81 patients critically ill with COVID-19 in an intensive care unit. The incidence, etiologies, and outcomes of AKI were analyzed. Pathologic studies were performed in kidney tissues from ten deceased patients with AKI. RESULTS: A total of 41 (50.6%) patients experienced AKI in this study. The median time from illness to AKI was 21.0 (IQR, 9.5-26.0) days. The proportion of Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) stage 1, stage 2, and stage 3 AKI were 26.8%, 31.7%, and 41.5%, respectively. The leading causes of AKI included septic shock (25 of 41, 61.0%), volume insufficiency (eight of 41, 19.5%), and adverse drug effects (five of 41, 12.2%). The risk factors for AKI included age (per 10 years) (HR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.24 to 2.69; P=0.002) and serum IL-6 level (HR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.23 to 2.73; P=0.003). KDIGO stage 3 AKI predicted death. Other potential risk factors for death included male sex, elevated D-dimer, serum IL-6 level, and higher Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score. The predominant pathologic finding was acute tubular injury. Nucleic acid tests and immunohistochemistry failed to detect the virus in kidney tissues. CONCLUSIONS: AKI was a common and multifactorial complication in patients critically ill with COVID-19 at the late stage of the disease course. The predominant pathologic finding was acute tubular injury. Older age and higher serum IL-6 level were risk factors of AKI, and KDIGO stage 3 AKI independently predicted death.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Rim/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Creatinina/sangue , Estado Terminal , Feminino , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Interleucina-6/sangue , Rim/ultraestrutura , Rim/virologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Am J Med Sci ; 360(3): 279-286, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32829780

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BACKGROUND: The essential role of 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD), the enzyme catalyzing the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway, in tumor growth and metabolism has garnered attention in recent years. In this work, we are the first to demonstrate that aberrant activation of 6PGD is a feature in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and is critically involved in renal carcinogenesis and chemo- and immuno-resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 6PGD expression and activity were systematically analyzed in normal and malignant renal cells and tissues. The roles of 6PGD and its downstream mechanism were investigated using gain-of-function and loss-of-function approaches. RESULTS: 6PGD expression and enzyme activity were increased in RCC cells and patients' samples. Activation of 6PGD via gain-of-function approach promoted growth of normal kidney but not RCC cells, and alleviated the efficacy of chemotherapeutic (e.g., 5-FU) and immunotherapeutic (e.g., IFN-α) agents. In contrast, 6PGD inhibition using siRNA knockdown and pharmacological inhibitor physcion augmented the inhibitory effects of 5-FU and IFN-α in RCC. Mechanistic studies demonstrated that 6PGD inhibition activated AMPK signaling, leading to ACC1 enzyme inhibition and reduction of lipid synthesis. In addition, 6PGD inhibition disrupted NADPH and NADH homeostasis in RCC cells as shown by the decreased level of NADPH and NADH, and suppressed SIRT-1 activity. AMPK inhibition by siRNA knockdown reversed the inhibitory effects of physcion, demonstrating that the effect of 6PGD inhibition is AMPK activation dependent. CONCLUSIONS: Our work provides preclinical evidence that 6PGD inhibition may represent a potential therapeutic strategy to augment the efficacy of RCC standard of care drugs.


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Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/terapia , Reprogramação Celular/fisiologia , Neoplasias Renais/terapia , Fosfogluconato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/fisiologia , Ativação Enzimática/efeitos dos fármacos , Ativação Enzimática/fisiologia , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Interferon-alfa/uso terapêutico , Rim/patologia , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , NADP/fisiologia , Fosfogluconato Desidrogenase/antagonistas & inibidores , Fosfogluconato Desidrogenase/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno , Regulação para Cima
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111032, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745774

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Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (Np-TiO2) have become the common component of sunscreen cosmetic products. Np-TiO2 can affect especially aquatic ecosystems health, including aquatic organisms such as fish. It is therefore necessary to acquire a better understanding of the effect of Np-TiO2 on aquatic organisms. This study evaluated the biological effects of Np-TiO2 on Danio rerio, such as survival rate and weight change and, in particular, the Ti content or retention in the intestine and liver, as well as the activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase enzymes. In addition, the structure of the intestine, kidney, and liver was investigated through histological analysis. Ninety zebrafish were used, randomly divided into three treatment-groups: a control group (fed with food without adding Np-TiO2) and two groups of fish fed with food containing Np-TiO2 exposed for 7 and 14 days. The amount of Ti in the liver and intestine was measured using atomic absorption spectrophotometry coupled to a graphite furnace (GFAAS). Morphological analysis and enzyme catalase and superoxide dismutase assays were likewise performed. Ti was detected in all fish even in control group; probably Ti must have been introduced during production by the fish food industry. Structural changes were detected in fish fed with Np-TiO2 as vacuolization and disruption of the apical cytoplasm of epithelial cells that covered the intestinal villi. Although kidney morphology appeared intact, the lumen of the proximal tubule was enlarged, and the cells of the distal tubule were vacuolated. No morphological changes in the liver were detected; however, superoxide dismutase activity decreased, suggesting that liver changes occurred at the molecular level. Thus, Np-TiO2 causes morphological changes in the intestine, kidney, and liver of zebrafish and biochemical changes in the liver exposed for 7 and 14 days. Although not highly lethal, Np-TiO2 in the food chain can interfere with the morphophysiology of aquatic organisms. Neither mortalities nor body weight losses were recorded among fish in all groups over the duration of the experiment.


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Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Titânio/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Bioacumulação , Catalase , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ecossistema , Cadeia Alimentar , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Protetores Solares/química , Titânio/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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Transplantation ; 104(8): 1553-1559, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732831

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Although over 90 000 people are on the kidney transplant waitlist in the United States, some kidneys that are viable for transplantation are discarded. Transplant surgeons are more likely to discard deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI) versus without AKI (30% versus 18%). AKI is defined using changes in creatinine from baseline. Transplant surgeons can use DonorNet data, including admission, peak, and terminal serum creatinine, and biopsy data when available to differentiate kidneys with AKI from those with chronic injury. Although chronic kidney disease is associated with reduced graft survival, an abundance of literature has demonstrated similar graft survival for deceased donors with AKI versus donors without AKI. Donors with AKI are more likely to undergo delayed graft function but have similar long-term outcomes as donors without AKI. The mechanism for similar graft survival is unclear. Some hypothesized mechanisms include (1) ischemic preconditioning; (2) posttransplant and host factors playing a greater role in long-term survival than donor factors; and (3) selection bias of transplanting only relatively healthy donor kidneys with AKI. Existing literature suggests transplanting more donor kidneys with stage 1 and 2 AKI, and cautious utilization of stage 3 AKI donors, may increase the pool of viable kidneys. Doing so can reduce the number of people who die on the waitlist by over 500 every year.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/diagnóstico , Função Retardada do Enxerto/epidemiologia , Seleção do Doador/métodos , Rejeição de Enxerto/epidemiologia , Falência Renal Crônica/cirurgia , Transplante de Rim/métodos , Lesão Renal Aguda/sangue , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Aloenxertos/patologia , Aloenxertos/fisiopatologia , Aloenxertos/provisão & distribução , Biomarcadores/análise , Biópsia , Creatinina/sangue , Função Retardada do Enxerto/etiologia , Função Retardada do Enxerto/fisiopatologia , Seleção do Doador/normas , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular/fisiologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/etiologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/fisiopatologia , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/fisiologia , Humanos , Rim/patologia , Rim/fisiopatologia , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Rim/normas , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Transplantation ; 104(8): 1703-1711, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732850

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BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the outcome of transplant recipients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)-associated AA amyloidosis. The aim of the present study is to evaluate demographic, clinical, laboratory, and prognostic characteristics and outcome measures of these patients. METHODS: Eighty-one renal transplant recipients with FMF-associated AA amyloidosis (group 1) and propensity score-matched transplant recipients (group 2, n = 81) with nonamyloidosis etiologies were evaluated in this retrospective, multicenter study. Recurrence of AA amyloidosis was diagnosed in 21 patients (group 1a), and their features were compared with 21 propensity score-matched recipients with FMF amyloidosis with no laboratory signs of recurrence (group 1b). RESULTS: The risk of overall allograft loss was higher in group 1 compared with group 2 (25 [30.9%] versus 12 [14.8%]; P = 0.015 [hazard ratio, 2.083; 95% confidence interval, 1.126-3.856]). Patients in group 1 were characterized by an increased risk of mortality compared with group 2 (11 [13.6%] versus 0%; P = 0.001 [hazard ratio, 1.136; 95% confidence interval, 1.058-1.207]). Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that 5- and 10-year patient survival rates in group 1 (92.5% and 70.4%) were significantly lower than in group 2 (100% and 100%; P = 0.026 and P = 0.023, respectively). Although not reaching significance, overall, 5- and 10-year graft survival rates (57.1%, 94.7%, and 53.8%, respectively) in group 1a were worse than in group 1b (76.2%, 95%, and 77.8%, respectively; P = 0.19, P = 0.95, and P = 0.27, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: AA amyloidosis is associated with higher risk of mortality after kidney transplantation. Inflammatory indicators should be monitored closely, and persistent high levels of acute-phase reactants should raise concerns about amyloid recurrence in allograft.


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Amiloidose/cirurgia , Febre Familiar do Mediterrâneo/complicações , Rejeição de Enxerto/mortalidade , Falência Renal Crônica/cirurgia , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Aloenxertos/imunologia , Aloenxertos/patologia , Amiloidose/imunologia , Amiloidose/mortalidade , Amiloidose/patologia , Biópsia , Febre Familiar do Mediterrâneo/imunologia , Febre Familiar do Mediterrâneo/mortalidade , Febre Familiar do Mediterrâneo/cirurgia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/patologia , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/imunologia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Rim/imunologia , Rim/patologia , Falência Renal Crônica/imunologia , Falência Renal Crônica/mortalidade , Falência Renal Crônica/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Proteína Amiloide A Sérica/imunologia , Proteína Amiloide A Sérica/metabolismo , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Circulation ; 142(12): 1176-1189, 2020 09 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32755393

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BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 infection causes severe pneumonia (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]), but the mechanisms of subsequent respiratory failure and complicating renal and myocardial involvement are poorly understood. In addition, a systemic prothrombotic phenotype has been reported in patients with COVID-19. METHODS: A total of 62 subjects were included in our study (n=38 patients with reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction-confirmed COVID-19 and n=24 non-COVID-19 controls). We performed histopathologic assessment of autopsy cases, surface marker-based phenotyping of neutrophils and platelets, and functional assays for platelet, neutrophil functions, and coagulation tests, as well. RESULTS: We provide evidence that organ involvement and prothrombotic features in COVID-19 are linked by immunothrombosis. We show that, in COVID-19, inflammatory microvascular thrombi are present in the lung, kidney, and heart, containing neutrophil extracellular traps associated with platelets and fibrin. Patients with COVID-19 also present with neutrophil-platelet aggregates and a distinct neutrophil and platelet activation pattern in blood, which changes with disease severity. Whereas cases of intermediate severity show an exhausted platelet and hyporeactive neutrophil phenotype, patients severely affected with COVID-19 are characterized by excessive platelet and neutrophil activation in comparison with healthy controls and non-COVID-19 pneumonia. Dysregulated immunothrombosis in severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 pneumonia is linked to both acute respiratory distress syndrome and systemic hypercoagulability. CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our data point to immunothrombotic dysregulation as a key marker of disease severity in COVID-19. Further work is necessary to determine the role of immunothrombosis in COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Insuficiência Respiratória/etiologia , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/diagnóstico , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/etiologia , Plaquetas/citologia , Plaquetas/metabolismo , Plaquetas/patologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Armadilhas Extracelulares/metabolismo , Humanos , Rim/patologia , Pulmão/patologia , Neutrófilos/citologia , Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Neutrófilos/patologia , Pandemias , Fenótipo , Ativação Plaquetária , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Insuficiência Respiratória/diagnóstico , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Trombose/complicações , Trombose/diagnóstico
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Life Sci ; 258: 118196, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763295

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AIM: The pharmacological properties of pentoxifylline have been re-evaluated, particularly in chronic kidney disease in diabetes, favored by its anti-inflammatory action. Definitive evidences of renal outcomes are lacking, which indicates the need for investigation of novel mechanisms of action of pentoxifylline. We postulated that components associated with the metabolism of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may be modulated by pentoxifylline, which consequently decreases the detrimental effects of obesity on kidneys. MAIN METHODS: C57BL-6J mice were fed a high-fat diet for 14 weeks and treated with 50 mg/kg pentoxifylline during the last 7 weeks. Changes in the renal levels of AGE metabolism-associated components were investigated, with particular focus on the receptor for AGEs (RAGE), its downstream components, and components related to AGE detoxification, including glyoxalase 1 (GLO 1). KEY FINDINGS: Pentoxifylline reduced body weight gain, improved insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, downregulated biomarkers of glycoxidative stress, and enhanced plasma paraoxonase 1 activity. In the kidneys, pentoxifylline inhibited glomerular expansion, lipid deposition, reduced pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, and induced the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase. Pentoxifylline inhibited the renal accumulation of AGEs and reduced the levels of RAGE and its downstream components, and consequently mitigated oxidative stress and apoptosis. Pentoxifylline also increased the renal levels of GLO 1 and the activities of antioxidant enzymes. Urinary albumin levels were observed to be lowered, which reconfirmed the antialbuminuric effects of pentoxifylline. SIGNIFICANCE: The novel mechanisms of action help explain the renoprotective effects of pentoxifylline and the attenuation of obesity-associated renal complications related to glycoxidative stress.


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Produtos Finais de Glicação Avançada/metabolismo , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/patologia , Lactoilglutationa Liase/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Pentoxifilina/farmacologia , Receptor para Produtos Finais de Glicação Avançada/metabolismo , Animais , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Obesos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 258: 118223, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32768584

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Kidney fibrosis is a common final pathway of chronic kidney diseases, which are characterized by renal architecture damage, inflammation, fibroblast expansion and myofibroblast formation. Endothelin converting enzyme-1 (ECE-1) contributes to activation of Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor and pro-fibrotic substance. This study elucidated the effect of ECE-1 knockout in kidney fibrosis model in mice in association of ET-1 downregulation. Kidney fibrosis was performed in ECE-1 knockout (ECE-1 KO) and vascular endothelial derived ET-1 KO (VEETKO) mice (2 months, 20-30 g, n = 30) and their wild type (WT) littermates using unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) procedure. Mice were euthanized on day-7 and day-14 after UUO. Histopathological analysis was conducted for fibrosis and tubular injury. Immunostainings were done to quantify macrophages (F4/80), fibroblasts (FSP-1) and myofibroblasts (α-SMA). Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1), ECE-1 and preproET-1 (ppET-1) mRNA expression were quantified with qRT-PCR, while Transforming Growth Factor-ß1 (TGF-ß1) and α-SMA protein level were quantified with Western blot. ECE-1 KO mice demonstrated reduction of ECE-1 and ppET-1 mRNA expression, attenuation of kidney fibrosis, tubular injury, MCP-1 mRNA expression and macrophage number compared to WT. Double immunostaining revealed fibroblast to myofibroblast formation after UUO, while ECE-1 KO mice had significantly lower fibroblast number and myofibroblast formation compared to WT, which were associated with significantly lower TGF-ß1 and α-SMA protein levels in day-14 of UUO. VEETKO mice also demonstrated attenuation of ET-1 protein level, fibrosis and myofibroblast formation. In conclusion, ECE-1 knockout and ET-1 downregulation attenuated kidney fibrosis.


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Regulação para Baixo/fisiologia , Endotelina-1/metabolismo , Enzimas Conversoras de Endotelina/deficiência , Rim/metabolismo , Animais , Enzimas Conversoras de Endotelina/genética , Fibrose , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237086, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764782

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Paramylon is a novel ß-glucan that is stored by Euglena gracilis Z, which is a unicellular photosynthesizing green alga with characteristics of both animals and plants. Recent studies have indicated that paramylon functions as an immunomodulator or a dietary fiber. Currently, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem, and there is no effective preventive treatment for CKD progression. However, paramylon may suppress the progression of CKD via the elimination of uremic toxins or modulation of gut microbiota, leading to the alleviation of inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of paramylon in CKD rat model. Eight-week-old male Wistar rats with a 5/6 nephrectomy were given either a normal diet or a diet containing 5% paramylon for 8 weeks. Proteinuria was measured intermittently. Serum and kidney tissues were harvested after sacrifice. We performed a renal molecular and histopathological investigation, serum metabolome analysis, and gut microbiome analysis. The results showed that paramylon attenuated renal function, glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial injury, and podocyte injury in the CKD rat model. Renal fibrosis, tubulointerstitial inflammatory cell infiltration, and proinflammatory cytokine gene expression levels tended to be suppressed with paramylon treatment. Further, paramylon inhibited the accumulation of uremic toxins, including tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle-related metabolites and modulated a part of CKD-related gut microbiota in the CKD rat model. In conclusion, we suggest that paramylon mainly inhibited the absorption of non-microbiota-derived uremic solutes, leading to protect renal injury via anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects. Paramylon may be a novel compound that can act against CKD progression.


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Glucanos/farmacologia , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Proteinúria/tratamento farmacológico , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Animais , Ciclo do Ácido Cítrico/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Euglena gracilis/química , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Glucanos/isolamento & purificação , Glucanos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Absorção Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/microbiologia , Rim/imunologia , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Substâncias Protetoras/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , Proteinúria/sangue , Proteinúria/patologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/sangue , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/patologia , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/urina , Toxinas Biológicas/sangue , Toxinas Biológicas/metabolismo
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