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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928078


Based on Guidelines for the Management of Clinical Comprehensive Evaluation of Drugs(trial version 2021), this study aims to sort out the clinical evidence of Huangkui Capsules(HC) in the treatment of chronic kidney diseases in aspects of safety, effectiveness, economy, innovation, suitability, accessibility, and characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine( "6+1" dimensions) from real-world data, secondary literature evaluations, questionnaires, and public data, with the methods in evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and health technology. Furthermore, with multi-criteria decision analysis(MCDA) model and CSC v2.0, the clinical value of the medicine is comprehensively assessed. All the above are to highlight the advantages and characteristics of HC and lay a basis for scientific decision-making by the medical management department. The dimensions are graded A, B, C, or D. According to the conclusions from phase Ⅳ clinical trial, spontaneous reporting system(SRS), systematic review and Meta-analysis, acute toxicity and long-term toxicity tests, it mainly results in the adverse reactions of nausea, abdominal distension, vomiting, pruritus, rash, and good prognosis in patients. According to the available research, the safety evidence is sufficient and the risk is controllable, so the safety of this medicine is grade B. According to Meta-analysis, HC in combination with conventional drugs in the treatment of chronic kidney disease is superior to conventional drugs alone in reducing urinary protein, serum creatinine concentration, and blood urea nitrogen. In addition, HC combined angiotensin receptor blocker(ARB) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor(ACEI) is outstanding in improving total clinical effective rate, reducing 24 h urinary protein quantity, urinary albumin excretion rate, serum creatinine concentration, triglyceride, and total cholesterol in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy as compared with ARB or ACEI alone. As for chronic nephritis, the application together with ARB or ACEI can raise the total effective rate, reduce 24 h urinary protein content, serum creatinine concentration, and blood urea nitrogen, and delay the progress of the disease. HC boasts high-quality evidence in treating chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, and chronic nephritis. It has obvious clinical significance in treating chronic kidney disease and thus its efficacy in this aspect is grade B. It has outstanding clinical significance for diabetic nephropathy and chronic nephritis and corresponding and the effectiveness is grade A. As for the pharmacoeconomic value, HC combined with ARB or ACEI is more economical in the treatment of chronic kidney disease than Bailing Capsules combined with ARB or ACEI, with high-quality evidence, and thus the economy of the formula is grade B. HC is a key solution to the high urinary protein in patients with hypotension and chronic kidney disease. The innovation is evidenced by the methods to ensuring drug supply, community-level supply, drug safety, effectiveness, and reasonable price, as wells as the aspects of enterprise philosophy, equipment management, research and development in process and technology, enterprise management and marketing. Thus, the prescription is grade A in innovation. The suitability, as evidenced in drug administration, technical management, drug storage, information service, and medication, is grade B. The course of the medicine is affordable, and it is accessible in a wide range of areas and hospitals. Thus, the accessibility is grade A. HC was developed from an in-hospital preparation, with application in numerous patients and thus large-scale real-world data. As a result, HC is grade B in terms of characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine. After comprehensive evaluation, the clinical value of HC in treating chronic kidney disease is class B, and that for diabetic nephropathy and chronic nephritis is class A. The result is of great reference value for the basic clinical medication management.

Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists/adverse effects , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors , Capsules , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Humans , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/drug therapy
Acta Physiologica Sinica ; (6): 93-109, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927585


Diabetic nephropathy is a microvascular complication of diabetes. Its etiology involves metabolic disorder-induced endothelial dysfunction. Endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in a number of physiological processes, including glomerular filtration and endothelial protection. NO dysregulation is an important pathogenic basis of diabetic nephropathy. Hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia can lead to oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and insulin resistance, thus affecting NO homeostasis regulated by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and a conglomerate of related proteins and factors. The reaction of NO and superoxide (O2.-) to form peroxynitrite (ONOO-) is the most important pathological NO pathway in diabetic nephropathy. ONOO- is a hyper-reactive oxidant and nitrating agent in vivo which can cause the uncoupling of eNOS. The uncoupled eNOS does not produce NO but produces superoxide. Thus, eNOS uncoupling is a critical contributor of NO dysregulation. Understanding the regulatory mechanism of NO and the effects of various pathological conditions on it could reveal the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy, potential drug targets and mechanisms of action. We believe that increasing the stability and activity of eNOS dimers, promoting NO synthesis and increasing NO/ONOO- ratio could guide the development of drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy. We will illustrate these actions with some clinically used drugs as examples in the present review.

Diabetes Mellitus , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Endothelium, Vascular , Humans , Nitric Oxide/metabolism , Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III/therapeutic use , Oxidative Stress , Peroxynitrous Acid/therapeutic use
Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 20(5): 515-523, sept. 2021. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1369061


To explore a new underlying molecular mechanism of Huangkui Extract Powder (HKEP) in the alleviation of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Murine immortalized podocytes were divided into (i) normal glucose (NG, 5.6 mM), (ii) NG + HKEP (0.45 g/L), (iii) HG, and (iv) HG + HKEP (0.45 g/L) groups. MTT assay and flow cytometry were used to detect the podocyte proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle. Cell viability was inhibited, and apoptosis increased in(iii) HG group compared with (i) NG group (p<0.05). mRNA and protein expression of nephrin and podocin significantly decreased in (iii) HG group compared with (i) NG group (p<0.05). When compared with (iii) HG group, (iv) HG + HKEP group had higher cell viability, lower apoptotic rate and higher mRNA and protein expression of nephrin and podocin (p<0.05). HKEP can attenuate HG-induced podocyte damage, which may be one of the mechanisms of HKEP for attenuating DN.

Explorar un nuevo mecanismo molecular subyacente del extracto del polvo de Huangkui (HKEP) en el alivio de la nefropatía diabética (ND). Los podocitos murinos inmortalizados se dividieron en (i) grupos de glucosa normal (NG, 5,6 mM), (ii) NG + HKEP (0,45 g/L), (iii) HG y (iv) HG + HKEP (0,45 g/L). Se utilizaron el ensayo MTT y la citometría de flujo para detectar la proliferación de podocitos, la apoptosis y el ciclo celular. La viabilidad celular se inhibió y la apoptosis aumentó en el grupo (iii) HG en comparación con el grupo (i) NG (p<0,05). La expresión de ARNm y proteínas de nefrina y podocina disminuyó significativamente en el grupo (iii) HG en comparación con el grupo (i) NG (p<0,05). En comparación con el grupo (iii) HG, el grupo (iv) HG + HKEP tuvo una mayor viabilidad celular, una tasa de apoptosis más baja y una expresión de ARNm y proteínas más altas de nefrina y podocina (p<0,05). HKEP puede atenuar el daño de los podocitos inducido por HG, que puede ser uno de los mecanismos de HKEP para atenuar la DN.

Plant Extracts/administration & dosage , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Podocytes/drug effects , Powders , Plant Extracts/genetics , Cell Cycle , Blotting, Western , Apoptosis/drug effects , Cell Culture Techniques , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Glucose
Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 20(3): 303-314, may. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1343478


In this study, against streptozotocin (STZ) induced diapetic nephropathy (DN); it is aimed to investigate the use of thymoquinone (TQ) and ß-aminoisobutyric acid (BAIBA) and to compare the effects of these agents. With random selection of 35 male rats, five groups (seven rats in each group) were constituted as follows: Control, STZ, STZ + TQ, STZ + BAIBA, STZ + TQ + BAIBA. In the STZ group; body weight, glutathione (GSH) and insulin levels decreased, relative kidney weight, malondialdehyde (MDA), glucose, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (Cr) levels were increased. Also, in kidney tissue; histopathological changes (such as thickening of the capsular, glomerular and tubular basement membranes, increased mesangial matrix amount, increased cytoplasmic vacuolization in some of the tubular epithelial cells, increased tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) expression, and inflammatory cell infiltrations in interstitial tissue) were detected. It was observed that these changes occurring after diabetes mellitus (DM) reversed significantly in TQ, BAIBA and TQ + BAIBA groups.

En este estudio, contra la nefropatía diapética (ND) inducida por estreptozotocina (STZ); tiene como objetivo investigar el uso de timoquinona (TQ) y ácido ß-aminoisobutírico (BAIBA) y comparar los efectos de estos agentes. Con la selección aleatoria de 35 ratas macho, se constituyeron cinco grupos (siete ratas en cada grupo) como sigue: Control, STZ, STZ + TQ, STZ + BAIBA, STZ + TQ + BAIBA. En el grupo STZ; el peso corporal, los niveles de glutatión (GSH) y de insulina disminuyeron, el peso relativo de los riñones, el malondialdehído (MDA), la glucosa, el nitrógeno ureico en sangre (BUN) y los niveles de creatinina (Cr) aumentaron. Además, en tejido renal; se detectaron cambios histopatológicos (como engrosamiento de las membranas basales capsular, glomerular y tubular, aumento de la cantidad de matriz mesangial, aumento de la vacuolización citoplasmática en algunas de las células epiteliales tubulares, aumento de la expresión del factor de necrosis tumoral alfa (TNF-α) e infiltraciones de células inflamatorias en tejido intersticial). Se observó que estos cambios que ocurren después de la diabetes mellitus (DM) se revirtieron significativamente en los grupos TQ, BAIBA y TQ + BAIBA.

Animals , Male , Rats , Benzoquinones/administration & dosage , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Aminoisobutyric Acids/administration & dosage , Blood Urea Nitrogen , Body Weight , Immunohistochemistry , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Streptozocin , Oxidative Stress , Creatinine/analysis , Disease Models, Animal , Glucose/analysis , Glutathione/analysis , Kidney/drug effects
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888148


This study explored the in vivo effects and mechanisms of the modern classical prescription Supplemented Gegen Qinlian Decoction Formula(SGDF) against diabetic kidney disease(DKD). Sixty rats were randomly divided into the normal group, model group, SGDF group, and rosiglitazone(ROS) group. The modified DKD rat model was established by employing the following three methods: exposure to high-fat diet, unilateral nephrectomy, and intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin(STZ). After modeling, rats in the four groups were treated with double distilled water, SGDF suspension, and ROS suspension, respectively, by gavage every day. At the end of the 6 th week of drug administration, all the rats were sacrificed for collecting urine, blood, and kidney tissue, followed by the examination of rat general conditions, urine and blood biochemical indicators, glomerulosclerosis-related indicators, podocyte pyroptosis markers, insulin resistance(IR)-related indicators, and key molecules in the insulin receptor substrate(IRS) 1/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase(PI3 K)/serine threonine kinase(Akt) signaling pathway. The results showed that SGDF and ROS improved the general conditions, some renal function indicators and glomerulosclerosis of DKD model rats without affecting the blood glucose(BG). Besides, they ameliorated the expression characteristics and levels of podocyte pyroptosis markers, alleviated IR, and up-regulated the protein expression levels of the key molecules in IRS1/PI3 K/Akt pathway to varying degrees. In conclusion, similar to ROS, SGDF relieves DKD by targeting multiple targets in vivo. Specifically, it exerts the therapeutic effects by alleviating podocyte pyroptosis and IR. This study has preliminarily provided the pharmacological evidence for the research and development of new drugs for the treatment of DKD based on SGDF.

Animals , Diabetes Mellitus , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Insulin Resistance , Podocytes , Pyroptosis , Rats
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878991


This study aimed to explore the effect of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, its stems and leaves on the diversity of intestinal microflora in rats with diabetic kidney injury. Diabetic rats model was established by feeding high glucose and high fat diet and 5% glucose solution with intraperitoneal injection of 30 mg·kg~(-1) streptozocin(STZ). The rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group, irbesartan control group, Huangkui Capsules control group, as well as low, middle and high dose groups of Sal-viae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, its stems and leaves. After administration for 2 weeks, 16 S rRNA technique was used to analyze the diversity of intestinal microflora in the feces of each group. The results showed rats in the model group developed renal tubular epithelial vacuole degeneration and a large amount of inflammatory cell infiltration in the renal interstitium. A small amount of inflammatory cell infiltration was seen in each administration group. The kidney structure of rats in irbesartan group, Huangkui Capsules group, high-dose group of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma and its stem water extract, as well as high dose group of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma and its stem ethnol extract group was close to the normal group. The diversity and structure of intestinal flora in the model group were significantly different from those in the normal group. Each administration group improved the fecal flora diversity in rats with diabetic kidney injury to a certain extent, especially the high dose of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma and its stems water extract. Different flora were found in feces of diabetic nephropathy model rats on class, order, family and genus levels. On families and genera levels, the relative abundance of Bifidobacterium, Turicibacter, Peptostreptococcaceae, Desulfovibrio, and SMB53 showed an upward trend in model group, but that of Lactobacillus, Clostridium, Rikenella, Rumen fungi showed a downward trend. The administration groups can improve the relative abundance of the above intestinal flora in the model rats to a normal-like level. The results of this study provide a reference for resource utilization and further development of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma.

Animals , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Gastrointestinal Microbiome , Rats , Salvia miltiorrhiza
J. bras. nefrol ; 42(4): 393-399, Oct.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1154630


ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of febuxostat on renal function in CKD stage 3 diabetic nephropathy patients. Methods: Patients in our hospital with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 diabetic nephropathy (DN) complicated by high serum uric acid (360 µmol/L) were recruited. Patients were then divided into treatment group and control group according to the random number table method. All the patients received low purine diet, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors, and adequate routine hypoglycemic treatment. Febuxostat was employed only in the treatment group. The levels of blood uric acid (sUA), serum creatinine (Scr), cystatin C (cys-c), eGFR, 24-hour urine protein quantification, albuminuria, and creatinine ratio (ACR) were evaluated in all patients before and after treatment at 4, 8, 12, and 24 week. Results: No difference was found before treatment between the two groups. After treatment at 4, 8, 12, and 24 week, the levels of sUA, SCr, cys-c, and eGFR between the two groups were significant different (P<0.05). There was no difference in 24-hour urine protein quantification, albuminuria, and creatinine ratio between two groups before treatment, and significant differences were observed after treatment. Fifty percent of patients from the treatment group achieved the treatment goal with 20 mg febuxostat at 4 weeks. Tubular markers were also decreased with the treatment. Conclusions: Febuxostat can reduce uric acid and improve renal function effectively in patients with CKD stage 3 diabetic nephropathy, while being well tolerated. However, the conclusion is still uncertain due to the short term of the study.

RESUMO Objetivo: Investigar a eficácia e segurança do febuxostat na função renal em pacientes com DRC estágio 3, com nefropatia diabética. Métodos: Foram recrutados pacientes em nosso hospital com nefropatia diabética (DN) estágio 3 de doença renal crônica (DRC) complicada por ácido úrico sérico alto (360 µmol/L). Os pacientes foram então divididos em grupo de tratamento e grupo controle, de acordo com o método da tabela de números aleatórios. Todos os pacientes receberam dieta pobre em purinas, inibidores do sistema renina-angiotensina-aldosterona (RAAS) e tratamento hipoglicêmico de rotina. O Febuxostat foi empregado apenas no grupo de tratamento. Os níveis de ácido úrico no sangue (AIU), creatinina sérica (Scr), cistatina C (cys-c), TFGe, quantificação de proteínas na urina em 24 horas, razão albumina e creatinina (ACR) foram avaliados em todos os pacientes antes e após o tratamento às 4, 8, 12 e 24 semanas. Resultados: Nenhuma diferença foi encontrada antes do tratamento entre os dois grupos. Após o tratamento nas 4, 8, 12 e 24 semanas, os níveis de sUA, SCr, cys-c e TFGe entre os dois grupos foram significativamente diferentes (P <0,05). Não houve diferença na quantificação de proteínas na urina em 24 horas, albuminúria e razão de creatinina entre dois grupos antes do tratamento, e diferenças significativas foram observadas após o tratamento. Cinquenta por cento dos pacientes do grupo de tratamento atingiram a meta de tratamento com 20 mg de febuxostat em 4 semanas. Marcadores tubulares também foram reduzidos com o tratamento. Conclusões: O Febuxostat pode reduzir o ácido úrico e melhorar a função renal efetivamente em pacientes com nefropatia diabética estágio com DRC no estágio 3, sendo bem tolerado. No entanto, a conclusão ainda é incerta devido ao curto prazo do estudo.

Humans , Diabetes Mellitus , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Uric Acid , China , Febuxostat/therapeutic use , Kidney/physiology
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 53(7): e9628, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, ColecionaSUS | ID: biblio-1132530


Ophiopogonin D (OP-D) is the principal pharmacologically active ingredient from Ophiopogon japonicas, which has been demonstrated to have numerous pharmacological activities. However, its protective effect against renal damage in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic nephropathy (DN) rats remains unclear. The present study was performed to investigate the protective effect of OP-D in the STZ-induced DN rat model. DN rats showed renal dysfunction, as evidenced by decreased serum albumin and creatinine clearance, along with increases in serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, TGF-β1, and kidney hypertrophy, and these were reversed by OP-D. In addition, STZ induced oxidative damage and inflammatory response in diabetic kidney tissue. These abnormalities were reversed by OP-D treatment. The findings obtained in the present study indicated that OP-D might possess the potential to be a therapeutic agent against DN via inhibiting renal inflammation and oxidative stress.

Animals , Male , Rats , Saponins/therapeutic use , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Ophiopogon/chemistry , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Inflammation/prevention & control , Spirostans/therapeutic use , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Streptozocin
J. bras. nefrol ; 41(3): 412-422, July-Sept. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040242


Abstract Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a chronic complication of diabetes mellitus associated with significant morbidity and mortality regarded as a global health issue. MicroRNAs - small RNA molecules responsible for the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression by degradation of messenger RNA or translational repression of protein synthesis - rank among the factors linked to the development and progression of DKD. This study aimed to offer a narrative review on investigations around the use of microRNAs in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of DKD. Various microRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of DKD, while others have a role in nephroprotection and thus serve as promising therapeutic targets for DKD. Serum and urine microRNAs levels have also been considered in the early diagnosis and monitoring of individuals with DKD, since increases in albuminuria, decreases in the glomerular filtration rate, and progression of DKD have been linked to changes in the levels of some microRNAs.

Resumo A doença renal do diabetes (DRD) é uma complicação crônica do diabetes mellitus associada à elevada morbidade e mortalidade, considerada um problema de saúde mundial. Dentre os fatores associados ao desenvolvimento e à progressão da DRD, destacam-se os microRNAs, que consistem em pequenas moléculas de RNA que regulam a expressão gênica por meio da degradação pós-transcricional do RNA mensageiro ou inibição translacional da síntese proteica. Este estudo teve como objetivo realizar uma revisão narrativa buscando investigar os microRNAs como auxiliares no diagnóstico, monitoramento e tratamento da DRD. Vários microRNAs estão envolvidos na patogênese da DRD, enquanto que outros têm papel nefroprotetor, consistindo assim em alvos terapêuticos promissores para o tratamento da DRD. A dosagem laboratorial dos microRNAs no soro e na urina também é muito promissora para o diagnóstico precoce e o monitoramento da DRD, já que os níveis de alguns microRNAs se alteram antes do aumento da albuminúria e da diminuição da taxa de filtração glomerular e podem ainda se alterar com a progressão da DRD.

Humans , Animals , Rats , MicroRNAs/urine , MicroRNAs/blood , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Biomarkers/urine , Biomarkers/blood , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/complications , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/complications , Diabetic Nephropathies/diagnosis , Diabetic Nephropathies/genetics , Diabetic Nephropathies/pathology , Albuminuria , Molecular Targeted Therapy , Glomerular Filtration Rate
Acta cir. bras ; 34(1): e20190010000007, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983684


Abstract Purpose: To investigate the impact of Ramipril (RAM) on the expressions of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and renal mesangial matrix (RMM) in rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN). Methods: The Sprague Dawley rats were divided into normal control (NC) group (n = 12), DN group (n = 11), and DN+RAM group (n = 12). The ratio of renal weight to body weight (RBT), fasting blood glucose (FBG), HbA1c, 24-h urine protein (TPU), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), renal pathological changes, the levels of IGF-1, fibronectin (FN), type IV collagen (Col-IV), and matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 were compared among the groups. Results: Compared with NC group, the RBT, FBG, HbA1c, TPU, BUN, Cr, and RMM in DN group were significantly increased (P < 0.05), the IGF-1, FN, and Col-IV were significantly upregulated (P < 0.05), while MMP was significantly downregulated (P < 0.05). Compared with DN group, the indexes except for the FBG and HbA1c in DN+RAM group were significantly improved (P < 0.05), among which IGF-1 exhibited significant positive correlation with TPU(r=0.937), FN(r=0.896) and Col-IV(r=0.871), while significant negative correlation with MMP-2 (r=-0.826) (P<0.05). Conclusion: RAM may protect the kidneys by suppressing IGF-1 and mitigating the accumulation of RMM.

Animals , Male , Rats , Insulin-Like Growth Factor I/antagonists & inhibitors , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/pharmacology , Ramipril/pharmacology , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Mesangial Cells/drug effects , Insulin-Like Growth Factor I/metabolism , Immunohistochemistry , Fibronectins/drug effects , Fibronectins/metabolism , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Matrix Metalloproteinases/drug effects , Matrix Metalloproteinases/metabolism , Collagen Type IV/adverse effects , Collagen Type IV/metabolism , Diabetic Nephropathies/metabolism , Mesangial Cells/metabolism
Acta cir. bras ; 34(1): e20190010000001, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983689


Abstract Purpose: To investigate the effects of exenatide on renal injury in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods: Fifty SD rats were randomly divided into normal control, model, exenatide-1, exenatide-2 and exenatide-3 groups, 10 rats in each group. The diabetic nephropathy model was constructed in later 4 groups. Then, the later 3 groups were treated with 2, 4 and 8 μg/kg exenatide for 8 weeks, respectively. The serum and urine biochemical indexes and oxidative stress and inflammatory indexes in renal tissue were determined. Results: Compared to the model group, in exenatide-3 group the serum fasting plasma glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels were significantly decreased, the fasting insulin level was significantly increased, the renal index and blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine and 24 h urine protein levels were significantly decreased, the renal tissue superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase levels were significantly increased, the malondialdehyde level was significantly decreased, and the renal tissue tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin 6, hypersensitive C-reactive protein and chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5 levels were significantly decreased P<0.05). Conclusions: Exenatide can mitigate the renal injury in diabetic rats. The mechanisms may be related to its resistance of oxidative stress and inflammatory response in renal tissue.

Animals , Male , Rats , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Exenatide/therapeutic use , Random Allocation , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Oxidative Stress , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/physiopathology , Diabetic Nephropathies/prevention & control , Disease Models, Animal , Kidney/drug effects
J. bras. nefrol ; 40(4): 375-387, Out.-Dec. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-984594


ABSTRACT Introduction: Preclinical trials have shown that C-peptide may contribute to the treatment of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the use of C-peptide in attenuating the outcomes of DKD. Methods: Searches were made on databases PubMed, Web of Science, and Scielo for in vivo clinical and preclinical trials written in English, Portuguese or Spanish that looked into the use of C-peptide in the attenuation of the outcomes of DKD. Results: Twelve papers were included in this review, one clinical and eleven preclinical trials. In the clinical trial, DKD patients given C-peptide had lower levels of albuminuria than the subjects in the control group, but glomerular filtration rates were not significantly different. The main parameters assessed in the preclinical trials were glomerular filtration rate (six trials) and albuminuria (five trials); three trials described less hyperfiltration and three reported lower levels of albuminuria in the groups offered C-peptide. The meta-analysis revealed that the animals given C-peptide had lower glomerular volumes and lower urine potassium levels than the groups not given C-peptide. Conclusion: The results of the studies included in the systematic review diverged. However, the meta-analysis showed that the animals given C-peptide had lower glomerular volumes and lower urine potassium levels.

RESUMO Introdução: Estudos pré-clínicos demonstraram que o peptídeo C pode contribuir para a terapia da doença renal do diabetes (DRD). Esta revisão sistemática e meta-análise teve como objetivo avaliar a utilidade do peptídeo C na atenuação dos desfechos da DRD. Métodos: Foram utilizadas as bases de dados PubMed, Web of Science e Scielo, e definidos como critérios de elegilibilidade ensaios clínicos e pré-clínicos in vivo, redigidos em inglês, português ou espanhol, que avaliaram a utilidade do peptídeo C na atenuação dos desfechos da DRD. Resultados: Doze artigos foram incluídos nesta revisão: onze ensaios pré-clínicos e um ensaio clínico. No ensaio clínico, os pacientes com DRD que receberam peptídeo C apresentaram menor albuminúria do que os do grupo controle, contudo não houve diferença significativa em relação à taxa de filtração glomerular. Os principais parâmetros avaliados pelos estudos pré-clínicos foram taxa de filtração glomerular (seis estudos) e albuminúria (cinco estudos), dos quais três encontraram menor hiperfiltração e três verificaram menor albuminúria no grupo que recebeu peptídeo C. A meta-análise demonstrou que os animais que receberam peptídeo C apresentaram menor volume glomerular e menor excreção urinária de potássio em comparação com aqueles que não o receberam. Conclusão: Os resultados dos estudos incluídos nesta revisão sistemática foram divergentes. Contudo, a meta-análise demonstrou que a administração do peptídeo C em animais resultou em menor volume glomerular e menor excreção urinária de potássio.

Humans , Animals , C-Peptide/therapeutic use , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Treatment Outcome
Int. j. morphol ; 36(3): 969-974, Sept. 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-954216


Kidney injury secondary to diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure. We sought to determine whether pretreatment with the insulin-sensitizing drug metformin prior to the induction of diabetes can protect the kidney against the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN) induced by a combination of a high-fat diet and streptozotocin. Rats were either injected with vehicle (control group) or with a single injection of streptozotocin (STZ) (50 mg/kg) two weeks after being fed on a high-fat diet (HFD) (model group) and continued on HFD until being sacrificed 10 weeks post diabetic induction. The protective group that also fed on a HFD for 12 weeks was put on metformin (200 mg/kg/day) two weeks before STZ injection and continued on metformin until the sacrifice day. Harvested kidney tissues were examined by light microscopy after staining with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and periodic acid Schiff (PAS). Blood samples were assayed for sugar, urea, creatinine, and biomarkers of inflammation. Compared to a normal tissue histology in the control group, there was a profound damage to the kidney in the model group as demonstrated by markedly dilated capsular space, increased mesangial matrix expansion, congested blood vessels, and many tubular epithelial cells showing small pyknotic nuclei and vacuolated cytoplasm, which were significantly but not completely protected by metformin. Our findings also show that metformin significantly inhibited the inflammatory biomarkers, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and C-reactive protein (CRP) induced by diabetes and HFD as well as significantly inhibiting blood sugar, urea, and creatinine. However, the levels of TNF-α, CRP, glucose, and creatinine in the metformin-treated group was still significant to the control group. Thus, we demonstrated an efficient but not complete protection by metformin pretreatment against DN induced by a combination of HFD and streptozotocin in rats.

La lesión renal secundaria a la diabetes es la causa más común de insuficiencia renal. Intentamos determinar si el pre tratamiento con metformina, un fármaco sensibilizante a la insulina antes de la inducción de diabetes, puede proteger al riñón del desarrollo de la nefropatía diabética (DN) inducida por una combinación de una dieta alta en grasas y estreptozotocina. Las ratas fueron inyectadas con el medio (grupo de control) o con una inyección única de estreptozotocina (STZ) (50 mg / kg) dos semanas después de ser alimentadas con una dieta alta en grasas (HFD) (grupo modelo) y continuaron en HFD hasta ser sacrificadas 10 semanas después de la inducción diabética. El grupo protector que también se alimentó con un HFD durante 12 semanas recibió metformina (200 mg / kg / día) dos semanas antes de la inyección de STZ y continuó con metformina hasta el día en que fueron sacrificadas. Las muestras de riñón se examinaron mediante microscopía óptica después de la tinción con Hematoxilina y Eosina y ácido peryódico de Schiff (PAS). Las muestras de sangre se analizaron para determinar niveles de azúcar, urea, creatinina y biomarcadores de inflamación. Comparado con una histología tisular normal en el grupo control, hubo un daño profundo al riñón en el grupo modelo como lo demuestra el espacio capsular marcadamente dilatado, el aumento de la expansión de la matriz mesangial, los vasos sanguíneos congestionados y muchas células epiteliales tubulares que muestran pequeños núcleos picnóticos y citoplasma vacuolado, que fueron significativamente pero no completamente protegidos por la metformina. Nuestros hallazgos también muestran que la metformina inhibe significativamente los biomarcadores inflamatorios, el factor de necrosis tumoral alfa (TNF-a) y la proteína C reactiva (PCR) inducida por diabetes y DFH, e inhibe significativamente el azúcar en sangre, la urea y la creatinina. Sin embargo, los niveles de TNF-a, CRP, glucosa y creatinina en el grupo tratado con metformina todavía eran significativos para el grupo de control. Por lo tanto, demostramos una protección eficiente pero no completa mediante pretratamiento con metformina contra DN inducida por una combinación de HFD y estreptozotocina en ratas.

Animals , Male , Rats , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Hypoglycemic Agents/administration & dosage , Metformin/administration & dosage , Dietary Fats , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/complications , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/drug therapy , Disease Models, Animal
Biol. Res ; 51: 9, 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950895


BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal failure, contributing to severe morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Berberine (BBR) has been well characterized to exert renoprotective effects in DN progression. However, the action mechanism of BBR in DN remains to be fully understood. METHODS: The DN rat model was generated by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 65 mg/kg body weight) while 30 mM high glucose (HG)-treated podocytes were used as an in vitro DN model. The fasting blood glucose level and ratio of kidney weight to body weight were measured after BBR treatment (50, 100, or 200 mg/kg) in STZ-induced DN rats. The renal injury parameters including 24-h urinary protein, blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine were assessed. qRT-PCR was performed to detect the transcript amounts of inflammatory factors. The concentrations of inflammatory factors were evaluated by ELISA kits. Western blot analysis was conducted to measure the amounts of TLR4/NF-κB-related proteins. The apoptotic rate of podocytes was analyzed by flow cytometry using Annexin V/propidium iodide. RESULTS: Berberine reduced renal injury in STZ-induced DN rat model, as evidenced by the decrease in fasting blood glucose, ratio of kidney weight to body weight, 24-h urinary protein, serum creatinine, and blood urine nitrogen. BBR attenuated the systemic and renal cortex inflammatory response and inhibited TLR4/NF-κB pathway in STZ-induced DN rats and HG-induced podocytes. Also, HG-induced apoptosis of podocytes was lowered by BBR administration. Furthermore, blockade of TLR4/NF-κB pathway by resatorvid (TAK-242) or pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate aggravated the inhibitory effect of BBR on HG-induced inflammatory response and apoptosis in podocytes. CONCLUSIONS: Berberine ameliorated DN through relieving STZ-induced renal injury, inflammatory response, and podocyte HG-induced apoptosis via inactivating TLR4/NF-κB pathway.

Animals , Male , Rats , Berberine/pharmacology , Signal Transduction/drug effects , NF-kappa B/antagonists & inhibitors , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Toll-Like Receptor 4/antagonists & inhibitors , Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Medicina (B.Aires) ; 77(5): 410-421, oct. 2017. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-894508


La hiperglucemia durante la internación es una condición frecuente que se asocia al aumento de complicaciones y resulta en un mal pronóstico para quienes la padecen. La estrategia para su tratamiento es la insulinoterapia. Un adecuado control glucémico se asocia a mejor evolución y pronóstico. Sin embargo, el nivel adecuado de glucemia se encuentra aún en debate, ya que aquellos ensayos en los cuales se fijaron metas estrictas demostraron incrementar las tasas de hipoglucemia y eventos clínicos adversos. La diabetes mellitus es la principal causa de enfermedad renal crónica en nuestro país. El tratamiento en ese contexto merece un análisis especial, ya que la vida media de la insulina puede resultar prolongada. Las opciones de insulinización en pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica e insuficiencia asociada provienen de recomendaciones de expertos en las cuales se jerarquizan esquemas que utilizan insulina de acción intermedia o prolongada asociadas a insulina regular o análogos de acción rápida. Durante el embarazo, las insulinas NPH y regular han demostrado seguridad y eficacia. Sin embargo, el desarrollo de nuevas moléculas de acción lenta y rápida permitió reducir la variabilidad glucémica, mejorar el control de la glucemia postprandial y reducir la tasa de hipoglucemias. El objetivo del presente trabajo es proporcionar una revisión sobre el adecuado uso de insulina en estas tres situaciones especiales.

Hyperglycemia during hospitalization is a common condition associated with poor prognosis. To date, insulin is the best strategy to treat hyperglycemia in these patients. An adequate glycemic control is associated with better clinical results. Nevertheless, glycemic goals are still controversial due to the increase of hypoglycemia and other adverse events. Diabetes mellitus is still the main cause of chronic renal failure in our country and its treatment deserves a special analysis considering that insulin pharmacokinetics is altered. Recommendations in this setting are based in expert panel opinions, focusing mainly in intermediate or long acting insulins combined with regular insulin and/or rapid acting analogues. During pregnancy, NPH and regular insulin are safe and effective. It is worth mentioning that the development of new long and rapid acting molecules yielded lower glycemic variability, better post-prandial control and less hypoglycemia. The aim of this study is to provide a review of the proper use of insulin in these special conditions.

Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Diabetes, Gestational/drug therapy , Diabetes Mellitus/drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Hyperglycemia/drug therapy , Hypoglycemia/drug therapy , Hypoglycemic Agents/administration & dosage , Algorithms , Critical Illness , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/etiology , Hypoglycemia/etiology , Insulin/administration & dosage
Biol. Res ; 50: 9, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-838964


BACKGROUND: A number of dysregulated miRNAs have been identified and are proposed to have significant roles in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus or renal pathology. Alpinia oxyphylla has shown significant anti-inflammatory properties and play an anti-diabetes role. The objective of this study was to detect the alteration of miRNAs underlying the anti-diabetes effects of A. oxyphylla extract (AOE) in a type II diabetic animal model (C57BIKsj db-/db-). RESULTS: Treatment with AOE for 8 weeks led to lower concentrations of blood glucose, urine albumin, and urine creatinine. 17 and 13 miRNAs were statistically identified as differentially regulated in the DB/DB and db-/db- AOE mice, respectively, compared to the untreated db-/db- mice. Of these, 7 miRNAs were identified in both comparison groups, and these 7 miRNAs were verified by quantitative real-time PCR. Functional bioinformatics showed that the putative target genes of 7 miRNAs were associated with several diabetes effects and signaling pathways. CONCLUSIONS: These founding suggest that the potential of AOE as a medicinal anti-diabetes treatment through changes in the expressions of specific miRNAs. The results provide a useful resource for future investigation of the role of AOE-regulated miRNAs in diabetes mellitus.

Animals , Male , Mice , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , MicroRNAs/drug effects , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/drug therapy , Hypoglycemic Agents/pharmacology , Kidney/drug effects , Time Factors , Blood Glucose/analysis , Gene Expression Regulation , Reproducibility of Results , Treatment Outcome , Sequence Analysis, RNA , Creatinine/blood , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/metabolism , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/drug therapy , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/metabolism , Diabetic Nephropathies/metabolism , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Albuminuria , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Kidney/metabolism , Mice, Inbred C57BL
Clinics ; 71(1): 47-53, Jan. 2016. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-771950


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic options for diabetes treatment and their potential side effects, in addition to analyzing the risks and benefits of tight glycemic control in patients with diabetic kidney disease. For this review, a search was performed using several pre-defined keyword combinations and their equivalents: “diabetes kidney disease” and “renal failure” in combination with “diabetes treatment” and “oral antidiabetic drugs” or “oral hypoglycemic agents.” The search was performed in PubMed, Endocrine Abstracts and the Cochrane Library from January 1980 up to January 2015. Diabetes treatment in patients with diabetic kidney disease is challenging, in part because of progression of renal failure-related changes in insulin signaling, glucose transport and metabolism, favoring both hyperglycemic peaks and hypoglycemia. Additionally, the decline in renal function impairs the clearance and metabolism of antidiabetic agents and insulin, frequently requiring reassessment of prescriptions. The management of hyperglycemia in patients with diabetic kidney disease is even more difficult, requiring adjustment of antidiabetic agents and insulin doses. The health team responsible for the follow-up of these patients should be vigilant and prepared to make such changes; however, unfortunately, there are few guidelines addressing the nuances of the management of this specific population.

Humans , Blood Glucose/drug effects , /drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Hypoglycemic Agents/therapeutic use , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/drug therapy , Blood Glucose/metabolism , Creatinine/metabolism , Disease Progression , /complications , /metabolism , Diabetic Nephropathies/metabolism , Glomerular Filtration Rate/drug effects , Hypoglycemic Agents/adverse effects , Hypoglycemic Agents/metabolism , Patient Compliance , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/etiology , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/metabolism
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-51696


We aimed to elucidate the effect of bilirubin on dyslipidemia and nephropathy in a diabetes mellitus (DM) type I animal model. Sprague-Dawley rats were separated into control, DM, and bilirubin-treated DM (Bil) groups. The Bil group was injected intraperitoneally with 60 mg/kg bilirubin 3 times per week and hepatoma cells were cultured with bilirubin at a concentration of 0.3 mg/dL. The Bil group showed lower serum creatinine levels 5 weeks after diabetes onset. Bilirubin treatment also decreased the amount of mesangial matrix, lowered the expression of renal collagen IV and transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1, and reduced the level of apoptosis in the kidney, compared to the DM group. These changes were accompanied by decreased tissue levels of hydrogen superoxide and NADPH oxidase subunit proteins. Bilirubin decreased serum total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), free fatty acids, and triglycerides (TGs), as well as the TG content in the liver tissues. Bilirubin suppressed protein expression of LXRalpha, SREBP-1, SCD-1, and FAS, factors involved in TG synthesis that were elevated in the livers of DM rats and hepatoma cells under high-glucose conditions. In conclusion, bilirubin attenuates renal dysfunction and dyslipidemia in diabetes by suppressing LXRalpha and SREBP-1 expression and oxidative stress.

Animals , Bilirubin/pharmacology , Cell Line, Tumor , Creatine/blood , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/chemically induced , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Disease Models, Animal , Kidney/pathology , Lipoproteins, HDL/blood , Liver/metabolism , Male , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL , NADPH Oxidases/metabolism , Orphan Nuclear Receptors/antagonists & inhibitors , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Reactive Oxygen Species/metabolism , Streptozocin/toxicity , Triglycerides/analysis
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-157554


Chronic foot ulcers are difficult to treat. These patients need prolong treatment which is costly and often associated with non-compliance. These patients are vulnerable to develop gangrene leading to amputation. Retrograde venous perfusion (RVP) is a new therapeutic approach which was recently introduced to the treatment of diabetic foot as an adjunctive line to systemic therapy and local therapy. It is based on principle of regional anesthesia. Recently, Latin American investigators, applied this approach to local therapy of pedal ischemia. Since then this approach was mainly employed for therapy of diabetic neuropathic pedal ulcers. In this work, the efficacy of this approach was explored in 5 group of chronic foot disorder – 1) Diabetic foot presenting as foot infection, 2) Dibetic neuropathic pedal ulcers, 3) Diabetic pedal ischemia and infection, 4) Nondiabetic post traumatic foot ulcers, 5) Non-diabetic ischemic ulcer and pre-gangrene or gangrene. The present study was conducted on 56 patients having non healing ulcer of lower limb. Regular dressing and debridment and retrograde venous perfusion therapy was done in all patients. Results were assessed after completion of therapy. The following conclusions are drawn from the present study. Out of all diabetic patients, 23.7% of cases presented as diabetic foot. The incidence of diabetic foot patients was 64.29% out of all studied patients with ulcer foot. Maximum number of patients, 28.57% were in 31-40 years age group. The mean age of the patients was 44.4 years. There was male predominance with male and female ratio being 1.55:1. Mean reduction of ulcer size after RVP therapy was 63.89%. Maximum improvement was found in patients with diabetic pedal ischemia and infection i.e. 70% where as patients with non diabetic post traumatic foot ulcers had minimum improvement i.e. 52.22%. Whole foot or more than 4 toe amputation was not required in any patient in therapy group. After RVP therapy gangrene or pre-gangrene was prevented in 72.73% of patients. Minimum days of stay was 11-15 days in 32.14% of patients. Average duration of hospital stay was 18 days. Patients with foot ulcer in whom RVP therapy was not done, average duration of hospital stay was 31 days. This denotes that RVP reduces the time of therapy an avoids prolonged treatment. The ratio of diabetic and non-diabetic patients with neuropathy was 2.5:1. In Doppler ultrasound study, patients with sign of ischemia, ankle-brachial pressure index was less than 0.6 in 22 patients, out of them 16 patients were diabetic. After RVP therapy 93.33% of diabetic foot patients and 80% of non-diabetic foot ulcer patients ankle-brachial ratio became more then 0.8 denoting that after RVP therapy the blood flow in lower limb was increased. The present study confirms the good result in respect to decrease in ulcer size, overcome critical complications which are threatening the foot, early healing of ulcer, increase blood flow in ischemic foot, check progression of gangrene and pre-gangrene and to conserve the foot to avoid amputation. This study entailed expansion of the application of RVP to intractable post-traumatic ulcers of the foot and lower leg, as well as, to critical pedal ischemia in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

Adult , Anesthesia, Local/administration & dosage , Diabetes Complications/drug therapy , Diabetes Mellitus/complications , Diabetic Foot/complications , Diabetic Foot/drug therapy , Diabetic Nephropathies/drug therapy , Female , Foot Ulcer/drug therapy , Humans , Infusions, Intravenous/methods , Length of Stay , Lower Extremity , Male , Perfusion/methods , Veins/physiology , Wound Healing