Qinkai Chen

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Increasing amounts of evidence have indicated that noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have important regulatory potential in various biological processes. However, the contributions of ncRNAs, especially long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), to peritoneal fibrosis remain largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate miRNA, lncRNA and mRNA expression profiles and(More)
Toll-like Receptor 4 (TLR4) may play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). In this study, We observed the TLR4 signal and the release of inflammation factors after angiotensin II (Ang II) stimulation in rat mesangial cells (MCs) under high glucose conditions, this revealed the innate immune mechanism of injury by Ang II in DN.(More)
Ultrasound examination is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that is used on patients with suspected or established renal disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of intrarenal Doppler ultrasonography in the assessment of the renal pathology of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), as shown by kidney biopsy. This retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION In systemic lupus erythematosus, acute kidney injury is usually associated with severe lupus nephritis and rarely associated with other glomerular diseases. CASE PRESENTATION We recently encountered a patient with acute kidney injury that was associated with minimal change disease in systemic lupus erythematosus. A 26-year-old Chinese woman(More)
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common types of primary glomerular disease. Immunosuppressive treatment for patients with IgAN remains controversial. The present meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of various immunosuppressive agents compared with steroids in patients with IgAN and moderate to severe proteinuria.(More)
Limited data are available on epidemiology and drug use in Chinese hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We determined the prevalence; awareness, treatment, and control rates of hypertension; anti-hypertensive use, expenditure pattern; and factors associated with hypertension prevalence and control in Chinese patients with CKD. This was(More)
The aberrant glycosylation of IgA1 is pivotal in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of transforming growth factor‑β1 (TGF‑β1) on the glycosylation of IgA1 and the associated mechanism. The mRNA levels of core1 β1, 3-galactosyltransferase (C1GalT1) and its molecular chaperone, Cosmc, were(More)
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