Katrin Schwarze

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Early endothelial outgrowth cells (eEOCs) reproducibly have been shown to act protectively in acute ischemic kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney injury. Bone morphogenetic protein-5 (BMP-5) acted antifibrotically in human hypertensive nephropathy. The aim of the current study was to analyze effects of BMP-5 treatment in an eEOC-based therapy of murine(More)
Renal ischemia induces peritubular capillary rarefication and fibrosis, with the latter partly resulting from the endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT). Endothelial cilia transmit blood flow-associated forces into the cell. Early endothelial progenitor cells (eEPCs) have been shown to protect mice from acute kidney injury in the short term. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Autophagy enables cells to digest endogenous/exogenous waste products, thus potentially prolonging the cellular lifespan. Early endothelial progenitor cells (eEPCs) protect mice from ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI). The mid-term prognosis in AKI critically depends on vascular rarefication and interstitial fibrosis with the latter partly being(More)
BACKGROUND Early endothelial outgrowth cells (eEOCs) significantly protect mice from acute kidney injury (AKI). Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) has been shown to be critically involved in vascular repair and homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate consequences of Ang-2 treatment of syngeneic murine eEOCs in a cell-based therapeutic approach for AKI. (More)
Diabetic nephropathy is the most frequent single cause of end-stage renal disease in our society. Microvascular damage is a key event in diabetes-associated organ malfunction. Early endothelial outgrowth cells (eEOCs) act protective in murine acute kidney injury. The aim of the present study was to analyze consequences of eEOC treatment of murine diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) severely worsens prognosis of hospitalized patients. Early Endothelial Outgrowth Cells act protective in murine acute ischemic renal failure and renoprotective actions of eEOCs have been documented to increase after cell pretreatment with 8-O-cAMP and Melatonin. Angiopoietin-1 is critically involved in maintaining(More)
BACKGROUND Early endothelial outgrowth cells (eEOCs) protect mice from acute kidney injury (AKI). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α) has been shown to mediate renoprotective effects under different experimental conditions. The aim of the study was to investigate consequences of fibrate treatment of murine eEOCs in a cell-based(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, early Endothelial Progenitor Cells (eEPCs) have been proven as effective tool in murine ischemic AKI and in diabetic nephropathy. The mechanisms of eEPC-mediated vasoprotection have been elucidated in detail. Besides producing a diverse range of humoral factors, the cells also act by secreting vasomodulatory microvesicles. Only(More)
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