화학공학소재연구정보센터
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.530, No.3, 541-546, 2020
Regenerated nephrons in kidney cortices ameliorate exacerbated serum creatinine levels in rats with adriamycin nephropathy
Kidney regeneration could be classified into 2 groups: kidney generation and kidney repair. We attempted in vivo nephron generation for kidney repair, as a therapy for chronic renal failure (CRF), exploiting cellular interactions via conditioned media. In the previous report, we demonstrated generation of rich nephrons in rat intact kidney cortices through percapsular injection of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-differentiated tubular epithelial cells (TECs) after pretreatment of 3-dimensional culture using a small amount of gel complex and condensed medium. In this study, to verify the amelioration serum creatinine (sCr) levels by regenerated nephrons in rats with CRF, we first created damaged kidneys through systemic administration of adriamycin, and implanted the pretreated MSC-differentiated into unilateral kidney cortices 2 weeks after adriamycin administration (A-2W, that is I-0W). After covery of acute kidney injury, the control rats without cell implantation showed re-exacerbation of levels, resulting in death within A-12W. Alternatively, the cell-implanted rats had a formation of mature nephrons in I-3W, and showed significant amelioration of sCr levels in I-7W. As a result, these could live until euthanization in I-12W or I-16W, indicating the utility of cell injection therapy into kidney (K-CIT) for CRF. We expect that our K-CIT or the refined methods will be applied to patients CRF. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc