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Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues are an underused resource for molecular analyses. This proof of concept study aimed to compare RNAseq results from FFPE biopsies with the corresponding RNAlater® (Qiagen, Germany) stored samples from clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients to investigate feasibility of RNAseq in archival tissue. From(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that hypertension may cause glomerular damage, but the molecular mechanisms involved are still incompletely understood. METHODS In the present study, we used formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue to investigate changes in the glomerular proteome in the non-clipped kidney of two-kidney one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats,(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive renal damage starts in the juxtamedullary cortex (JMC) and gradually extends towards the outer cortex (OC). The intention of the study was to examine if the increase of fibrous tissue in the JMC of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) is dependent on an increase of collagen synthesis or a decreased collagen breakdown compared to(More)
Two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) is a model of renovascular hypertension where we previously found an exaggerated intracellular calcium (Ca(i)(2+)) response to ANG II in isolated afferent arterioles (AAs) from the clipped kidney (Helle F, Vagnes OB, Iversen BM. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 291: F140-F147, 2006). To test whether nitric oxide (NO) ameliorates the(More)
BACKGROUND The progression of damage in the renal cortex has not been investigated in the nonclipped kidney of the two-kidney, one-clip model of renal hypertension. In other hypertensive models, damage has been found to progress from the juxtamedullary cortex (JMC) and outward, which has been attributed to early vascular effects. METHOD The present study(More)
BACKGROUND There is a common structural progression in hypertensive renal damage with early arterial damage and fibrosis in the juxtamedullary cortex. METHOD The present investigation identifies a common pathway using three-gene expression profiles from hypertensive rat models: 60-week-old spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), salt-loaded stroke-prone SHR(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive nephrosclerosis is one of the most frequent causes of chronic kidney failure. Proteome analysis potentially improves the pathophysiological understanding and diagnostic precision of this disorder. In the present exploratory study, we investigated experimental nephrosclerosis in the two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rat model.(More)
OBJECTIVE A previous study by this group demonstrated the feasibility of RNA sequencing (RNAseq) technology for capturing disease biology of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), and presented initial results for carbonic anhydrase-9 (CA9) and tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein-6 (TNFAIP6) as possible biomarkers of ccRCC (discovery set) [Eikrem et(More)
BACKGROUND Tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis mark the final stage in most forms of progressive kidney diseases. Little is known regarding changes in the tubular proteome. In this study, we investigated changes in the tubular proteome of normal or minimally damaged tubular tissue in the non-clipped kidney from rats with two-kidney one-clip (2K1C)(More)
PURPOSE It has been implied that the collagen binding integrin α11β1 plays a role in carcinogenesis. As still relatively little is known about how the stromal integrin α11β1 affects different aspects of tumor development, we wanted to examine the direct effects on primary tumor growth, fibrosis, tumor interstitial fluid pressure (PIF) and metastasis in(More)