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Vol. 26, No. 4, 2006
Issue release date: September 2006
Section title: Original Report: Laboratory Investigation
Am J Nephrol 2006;26:363–371
(DOI:10.1159/000094778)

Role of Peritubular Capillary Loss and Hypoxia in Progressive Tubulointerstitial Fibrosis in a Rat Model of Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy

Sun D.a, b · Feng J.a · Dai C.b · Sun L.a · Jin T.a · Ma J.a · Wang L.a
aDepartment of Nephrology, First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, and bDepartment of Nephrology, Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, PR China

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Abstract of Original Report: Laboratory Investigation

Received: February 13, 2006
Accepted: June 16, 2006
Published online: September 15, 2006
Issue release date: September 2006

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0250-8095 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9670 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/AJN

Abstract

Background/Aims: To investigate the effects of peritubular capillary (PTC) loss and hypoxia on the progression of tubulointerstitial fibrosis in a rat model of aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN). Methods: Female Wistar rats received Caulis aristolochiae manshuriensis (CAM) decoction by gavage for 8 weeks, and were sacrificed at 8, 12 and 16 weeks, respectively, after administration. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (Scr) and urinary protein were monitored prior to sacrifice. PTC loss and tubulointerstitial hypoxia were assessed by CD34 immunostaining and hypoxia-inducible factor-α subunit 1 (HIF-1α) expression, respectively. Myofibroblasts were assessed by α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. The expression of angiogenic factor was assessed by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Results: AAN rats differed from controls by increased BUN, Scr and 24-hour urinary protein excretion rates. There was a progressive loss of PTCs in the AAN model, which was associated with the decreased expression of VEGF. A significant increase in nuclear localization of HIF-1α was seen 16 weeks after treatment with CAM decoction in the context of severe tubulointerstitial damage. Multifocal tubulointerstitial fibrosis was seen in AAN rats at weeks 12 and 16, predominantly in the area of the outer stripe and outer medulla. No significant pathologic changes were found in control rats. Conclusion: Following the reduction of PTCs density and up-regulation of HIF-1α, the tubulointerstitial fibrosis area increased. Ischemia and hypoxia are the important causes of severe tubulointerstitial fibrosis in AAN rats.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Report: Laboratory Investigation

Received: February 13, 2006
Accepted: June 16, 2006
Published online: September 15, 2006
Issue release date: September 2006

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0250-8095 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9670 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/AJN


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