Boonyarit Cheunsuchon

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BACKGROUND The fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family has functions in development, cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation. While FGF-2 induces fibrosis, the role of FGF-1 in inflammation and fibrosis is less defined. We examined the expression of FGF-1 and FGF receptor (FGFR-1) to determine if renal diseases with varying etiologies of(More)
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) has been recognized recently as an important cause of graft failure. Detection of C4d in renal allograft biopsies is a proven ancillary technique in the diagnosis of AMR. The prevalence of C4d staining in Western countries varies from 17% to 60% among indication biopsies. There are only a few C4d prevalence studies in an(More)
BACKGROUND Lupus nephritis (LN) is uncommon after the age of 50 years and studies of elderly patients with LN are rare. The authors conducted the current study to determine the clinical manifestations, pathological features and prognosis of 30 Thai patients with late onset LN in Siriraj hospital in Bangkok from 1989 to 2006. MATERIAL AND METHOD Thirty LN(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous reports have suggested that posttransplantation immunoglobulin (Ig) A nephropathy displays a relatively benign course, hardly ever affecting graft function. However, more recent studies with longer follow-up have shown that posttransplantation IgA nephropathy may be a significant contributor to graft loss. Additionally, there may be(More)
Hyperparathyroidism is common in patients undergoing kidney transplantation. Occasionally, this condition can cause early allograft dysfunction by inducing calcium phosphate deposition in the allograft, which results in nephrocalcinosis. Although nephrocalcinosis occurs occasionally in kidney allografts, it has only rarely been reported in the literature.(More)
High viral load with liver injury is exhibited in severe dengue virus (DENV) infection. Mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) including ERK1/2 and p38 MAPK were previously found to be involved in the animal models of DENV-induced liver injury. However, the role of JNK1/2 signaling in DENV-induced liver injury has never been investigated. JNK1/2(More)
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in an adult worldwide. The prevalence of FSGS is estimated as being 20-30% in adults over the age of 15 years and slightly higher (30-35%) in the elderly (age > 60 years). The diagnosis solely relies on pathologic findings, which sclerosis involves some, but not all(More)
Kidney anion exchanger 1 (kAE1) plays an important role in acid-base homeostasis by mediating chloride/bicarbornate (Cl-/HCO3-) exchange at the basolateral membrane of α-intercalated cells in the distal nephron. Impaired intracellular trafficking of kAE1 caused by mutations of SLC4A1 encoding kAE1 results in kidney disease - distal renal tubular acidosis(More)