Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-5-2002

Publication Title

Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology

Abstract

1. The glomerular injury of diabetes is characterized by the progressive accumulation of extracellular matrix in the mesangial regions, ultimately resulting in glomerulosclerosis. 2. The excessive glomerular extracellular matrix formation associated with the haemodynamic alteration of diabetes is the result of mesangial mechanical strain. 3. The increased synthesis and deposition of extracellular matrix is augmented by the presence of high glucose concentrations. 4. Both mechanical strain and high glucose share many of the mechanisms mediating their metabolic effects, including the stimulation of prosclerotic growth factors. 5. Little is known about factors that may influence the long-term effects of mechanical strain, but the preservation of the F-actin cytoskeleton is likely an important modulator of the resulting injury.

PubMed ID

11906475

Volume

29

Issue

1-2

First Page

149

Last Page

152

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