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BACKGROUND Inflammation plays an important role in polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The current study aimed to examine the efficacy of the anti-inflammatory compound resveratrol in PKD and to investigate its underlying mechanism of action. METHODS Male Han:SPRD (Cy/+) rats with PKD were treated with 200 mg/kg/day resveratrol or vehicle by gavage for 5(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Blockage of the renin-angiotensin II system (RAS) prevents or delays albuminuria in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory mechanism of the angiotensin receptor blocker olmesartan on albuminuria in a murine model of diabetic nephropathy. METHODS Male db/db diabetic mice were fed with placebo or 20 mg/kg(More)
Inhibition of the overactivated alternative complement pathway in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) retards disease progression in animal models; however, it remains unknown how complement factor B (CFB) is upregulated in ADPKD. Here, we showed that the overexpression of CFB in cystic kidneys is associated with increased JAK2/STAT1(More)
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