Protective effects of polyphenols against cadmium-induced glomerular mesangial cell myocontracture

The main objective of this work was to determine the ability of polyphenols (procyanidoloic oligomers; PCO) to diminish the contracture of CdCl2-induced mesangial cells (smooth muscle cell type). Glomeruli were isolated by passing rat renal cortex pulp through calibrated sieves followed by a culture step for outgrowth of cells. PCO lethality was measured by… CONTINUE READING