Suwarni Diah

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There is accumulating evidence indicating the role of aldosterone in the pathogenesis of hypertension and renal injury. In this study, we investigated the role of the Rho-kinase dependent signaling pathway in aldosterone-induced myofibroblastic transdifferentiation and collagen gene expression in rat mesangial cells (RMCs). Stimulation with aldosterone (1(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant intracranial tumour that develops in both adults and children. Microarray gene analyses have confirmed that the human YKL-40 gene is one of the most over-expressed genes in these tumours but not in normal brain tissue. Clinical studies have shown that serum YKL-40 levels are positively correlated with(More)
A growing body of evidence suggests that podocyte apoptosis is a major cause of decreased podocyte number, which leads to albuminuria and glomerular injury. The aim of this study was to clarify the molecular mechanisms of angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced apoptosis in cultured mouse podocytes. We examined the effects of Ang II (100 nmol/L) on apoptosis,(More)
Childhood obesity is becoming more prevalent; however, the influence of obesity or dieting during childhood on outcomes in adulthood is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of short-term calorie restriction (CR) and high-calorie feeding with high-fat or high-sucrose diets during early life on the development of glucose(More)
The role of angiotensin II in mediating hypertension and renal diseases is well documented, and inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system elicits antihypertensive and renoprotective effects. There is increasing evidence implicating aldosterone, in addition to angiotensin II, in the pathogenesis of hypertension and renal diseases. Beneficial(More)
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