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      Increases in Levels of Collagen Types I and IV Messenger Ribonucleic Acid in Murine Kidneys after Treatment with Ciclosporin

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Ciclosporin, Interstitial damage, Collagen type I and IV, Murine kidney

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          We investigated changes in the levels of mRNA transcripts encoding types I and IV collagen in the kidney following the administration of ciclosporin (CS) in mice. Daily doses of CS increased the levels of mRNAs encoding collagen types I and IV in whole kidneys harvested 4 weeks after treatment. At this time point, neither a reduction of renal function detected by serum creatinine, nor histologic evidence of interstitial damage were present. Elevated levels of serum creatinine as well as mild interstitial changes did develop, however, 12 weeks after daily treatment with CS. Collagen type I transcripts were almost normal after 12 weeks, whereas levels of type IV mRNA were still elevated. Our findings indicate that increases in transcripts encoding collagens precede a deterioration in renal function and the development of interstitial changes in this murine model of chronic CS nephrotoxicity.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1992
          1992
          11 December 2008
          : 60
          : 1
          : 87-91
          Affiliations
          Renal Electrolyte Section of the Department of Medicine and the Cell Biology and Immunology Graduate Groups, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., USA
          Article
          186710 Nephron 1992;60:87–91
          10.1159/000186710
          1738420
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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