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P2X7 siRNA targeted to the kidneys increases klotho and delays the progression of experimental diabetic nephropathy

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Rodrigues, A. M. [1, 2] ; Serralha, R. S. [1, 2] ; Lima, D. Y. [1, 3] ; Punaro, G. R. [1, 3] ; Visona, I [4] ; Fernandes, M. J. S. [5] ; Higa, E. M. S. [1, 2, 3, 6]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Lab Nitr Oxide & Oxidat Stress, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Translat Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Nephrol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Pathol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Neurol & Neurosurg, Neurosci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Med, Emergency Div, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PURINERGIC SIGNALLING; v. 16, n. 2 MAY 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0

Previous studies in our laboratory have suggested that P2X7 could contribute to the progression of diabetic nephropathy and modulated klotho expression. The aim of this study was to investigate if P2X7 receptor is related to the expression of klotho in the onset of diabetic nephropathy in rats. Seven-week-old male Wistar rats weighing 210 g were all uninephrectomized; two-third of the animals were induced to diabetes with 60 mg/kg streptozotocin i.v., and one-third received its vehicle (control rats). At 4th day of the fifth week of the protocol, half of the diabetic rats received a small interfering RNA targeting for P2X7 mRNA, and the other half received its vehicle. Euthanasia was made at the eighth week. Diabetic animals reproduced all classic symptoms of the disease; besides, they showed reduced renal function and low NO bioavailability; also, SOD1, SOD2, and catalase were increased, probably due to the oxidative stress which was elevated in this situation. Metabolic data of diabetic rats did not change by silencing P2X7 receptor. For the other hand, silencing P2X7 was able to contribute to balance oxidative and nitrosative profile, ultimately improving the renal function and increasing plasma and membrane forms of klotho. These findings suggest that the management of P2X7 receptor can benefit the kidneys with diabetic nephropathy. Further studies are needed to show the therapeutic potential of this receptor inhibition to provide a better quality of life for the diabetic patient. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/26750-9 - Estudo da inter-relação entre as vias de sinalização do Klotho e o receptor P2X7 na progressão da nefropatia diabética em ratos
Beneficiário:Elisa Mieko Suemitsu Higa
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular