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IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a kidney disease with a varying renal prognosis. Recently, many studies have demonstrated that renal alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) and transforming growth factor (TGF-beta1) expression, as well interstitial mast cell infiltrates could represent a prognostic marker in several renal diseases. The aim of our study was to(More)
Renal biopsies of 69 patients with lupus nephritis were studied according to the WHO classification. The aim of the present study was to correlate the interstitial tryptase-positive mast cells with the interstitial TGF-beta1 and alpha-SM actin expression and clinical outcome of lupus nephritis, and identify the pathological role of the interstitial(More)
Renal biopsies of 86 patients with lupus nephritis were assessed according to the WHO classification, and according to activity and chronicity indices. The aim of the present study was to correlate clinical, and histological features (WHO class, activity and chronicity indices, and alpha-SM actin expression) with the progression of lupus nephritis, and(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a family of distinct tumors, and a variety of molecules have been evaluated as prognostic markers for RCC. Cyclin D1, a cell cycle regulator, is overexpressed in several primary tumors. To evaluate cyclin D1 expression as a prognostic marker in RCC. In total, 109 tumor specimens from patients with RCC were obtained from 2005 to(More)
Some studies have demonstrated the involvement of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis. The aim of our study was twofold: (1) to analyze the prognostic value of NF-kB expression in primary IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and (2) to compare the results of NF-kB expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and southwestern(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that alpha-Smooth Muscle actin expression in glomerular and tubulointerstitial compartments of renal tissue could represent a prognostic marker in several renal diseases. Our objective was to identify the prognostic value of alpha-SM actin actin expression on the evolution of renal damage in Primary IgA nephropathy (Berger's(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between cyclin D1 expression and clinicopathological parameters in patients with prostate carcinoma. We assessed cyclin D1 expression by conventional immunohistochemistry in 85 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy for prostate carcinoma and 10 normal prostate tissue samples retrieved from(More)
AIMS The protein alpha1-microglobulin (alpha1-microg) is filtered by the glomeruli and fully reabsorbed by the proximal tubules, and tubulointerstitial injury compromises its reabsorption. The aim of this study was to determine which functional, morphological and inflammatory renal disorders associated with tubulointerstitial damage interfere with urinary(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a kidney disease with a varying renal prognosis. Recently, many studies have demonstrated that renal α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and transforming growth factor (TGF-β1) expression, as well interstitial mast cell infiltrates could represent a prognostic marker in several renal diseases. The aim of our study was to analyze the(More)
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