Nazanin Kabgani

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For several decades, glucocorticoids have been used empirically to treat rapid progressive GN. It is commonly assumed that glucocorticoids act primarily by dampening the immune response, but the mechanisms remain incompletely understood. In this study, we inactivated the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) specifically in kidney epithelial cells using(More)
Parietal epithelial cells (PECs) are crucially involved in the pathogenesis of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) as well as in focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). In this study, transgenic mouse lines were used to isolate pure, genetically tagged primary cultures of PECs or podocytes using FACsorting. By this approach, the morphology(More)
Genetic studies on hereditary kidney diseases and in vivo experimental model studies have revealed a critical role for the podocyte in glomerular function and disease. Primary podocyte cultures as well as immortalized podocyte cell lines have been used extensively to study podocyte function. Although, primary cells often more closely resemble the in vivo(More)
The Terminator had to come back from the future already several times in an effort to bring salvation to mankind. In the present issue of Kidney International, Guo et al. brought us a novel transgenic mouse model: the terminator mouse. This highly elegant mouse may facilitate significantly the derivation of primary cultures of a specific cell type from a(More)
Macrophage migration-inhibitory factor (MIF) is an upstream regulator of innate immunity and a potential molecular link between inflammation and cancer. The unusual structural homology between MIF and certain tautomerases, which includes both a conserved substrate-binding pocket and a catalytic N-terminal proline (Pro1), has fueled speculation that an(More)
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