David A Ishola

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Albumin induces oxidative stress and cytokine production in proximal tubular cells (PTECs). Albumin-bound fatty acids (FAs) enhance tubulopathic effects of albumin in vivo. We proposed that FA aggravation of albumin-induced oxidative stress in PTECs might be involved. We hypothesized that mitochondria could be a source of such stress. Using a fluorescent(More)
Wild-type mice are resistant to ANG II-induced renal injury and hence form an attractive model to study renal defense against ANG II. The present study tested whether ANG II induces expression of antioxidative genes via the AT2 receptor in renal cortex and thereby counteracts prooxidative forces. ANG II was infused in female C57BL/6J mice for 28 days and a(More)
Unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO) is one of the most commonly applied rodent models to study the pathophysiology of renal fibrosis. This model reflects important aspects of inflammation and fibrosis that are prominent in human kidney diseases. In this review, we present an overview of the factors contributing to the pathophysiology of UUO, highlighting(More)
BACKGROUND The availability of genetically modified mice has increased the need for relevant mouse models of renal disease, but widely used C57BL/6 mice often show resistance to proteinuria. 129/Sv mice are considered more sensitive to certain renal models. Albumin overload, an important model of proteinuric disease, induces marked proteinuria in rats but(More)
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