Teijo Pellinen

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Peritoneal fibrosis is a frequent complication of peritoneal dialysis following repeated low grade inflammatory and pro-fibrotic insults. This pathological process may lead to ultrafiltration failure and eventually to the discontinuing of the therapy. Fibrosis is linked to epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the peritoneal mesothelial cells, which(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a form of renal replacement therapy whose repeated use can alter dialytic function through induction of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and fibrosis, eventually leading to PD discontinuation. The peritoneum from Cav1-/- mice showed increased EMT, thickness, and fibrosis. Exposure of Cav1-/- mice to PD fluids further(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER) modulators are a serious health issue but estrogenic compounds, especially antagonists of ER function, are widely screened for in search of novel therapeutics against hormonal diseases such as the breast cancer. Here we report a novel and a simple bioassay for estrogenic and anti-estrogenic compounds based on ligand-dependent(More)
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