Po Kam Cheung

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Circulating factors, including the plasma protease (100 KF) described previously, have been suspected to play a role in the pathogenesis of minimal change disease (MCD) for several decades. This factor was able to induce MCD-like alterations in kidney tissue in vitro, i.e. impairment of glomerular polyanion (GPA), as well as glomerular ecto-ATPase. We(More)
BACKGROUND The human plasma constituent hemopexin (Hx), following incubation with renal tissue, is able to induce glomerular alterations in vitro that are similar to those seen in minimal change disease (MCD). Whether this acute phase reactant is also able to induce proteinuria and minimal change-like alterations in vivo is questioned. METHODS In the(More)
The human vasoactive plasma factor 100KF has been proposed to play a role in minimal change disease in relapse. Since preliminary data suggested similarity between 100KF and the human plasma glycoprotein hemopexin (Hx), this study was conducted to compare 100KF with purified Hx for sequence homology, immunostaining properties in Western and dot-blot assays,(More)
The mechanism by which a human plasma factor associated with proteinuria is able to cause experimental glomerular albumin leakage is unknown. This factor (called 100KF) is able to induce glomerular alterations in the rat kidney, similar to those seen in minimal change disease, including loss of glomerular sialoglycoproteins and decreased expression of(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of albuminuria in minimal change disease (MCD) is unknown. A human plasma factor (denoted as 100KF) is able to induce minimal change-like glomerular alterations, i.e. loss of glomerular sialoglycoproteins and decreased expression of glomerular ecto-ATPase, following in vitro incubation with kidney tissue. In addition, increased(More)
Ecto ATP-diphosphohydrolase (apyrase) activity of human endothelial cells following aspirin treatment has been studied in-vitro. It was shown by HPLC analysis of supernatant samples that pre-incubation of the cultures with aspirin resulted in a significantly increased turnover of supplemented ATP into its degradation products (ADP and AMP). Enhanced(More)
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