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      KIM-1 and Kidney Disease Progression in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: HALT-PKD Results

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          Background: Cyst compression of renal tubules plays a role in the progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and may induce expression of kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1). Whether urinary KIM-1 indexed for creatinine (uKIM-1/Cr) is a prognostic marker of disease progression in ADPKD is unknown.In this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, we sought to determine whether patients with high as opposed to low uKIM-1/CR at baseline had greater rates of eGFR loss and height-adjusted total kidney volume (HtTKV) increase. Methods: Baseline uKIM-1/Cr values were obtained from 754 participants in Halt Progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease (HALT-PKD) studies A (early ADPKD) and B (late ADPKD). The predictor was uKIM-1/Cr, which was dichotomized by a median value of 0.2417 pg/g, and the primary outcomes were measured longitudinally over time. Mixed-effects linear models were used in the analysis to calculate the annual slope of change in eGFR and HtTKV. Results: Patients with high uKIM-1/Cr (above the median) had an annual decline in eGFR that was 0.47 mL/min greater than that in those with low uKIM-1/Cr ( p = 0.0015) after adjustment for all considered covariates. This association was seen in study B patients alone (0.45 mL/min; p = 0.009), but not in study A patients alone (0.42 mL/min; p = 0.06). High baseline uKIM-1/Cr was associated with higher HtTKV in the baseline cross-sectional analysis compared to low uKIM-1/Cr ( p = 0.02), but there was no difference between the groups in the mixed-effects model annual slopes. Conclusion: Elevated baseline uKIM-1/Cr is associated with a greater decline in eGFR over time. Further research is needed to determine whether uKIM-1/Cr improves risk stratification in patients with ADPKD.

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              Sensitive and specific biomarkers are needed to detect early kidney injury. The objective of the present work was to develop a sensitive quantitative urinary test to identify renal injury in the rodent to facilitate early assessment of pathophysiological influences and drug toxicity. Two mouse monoclonal antibodies were made against the purified ectodomain of kidney injury molecule-1 (Kim-1), and these were used to construct a sandwich Kim-1 ELISA. The assay range of this ELISA was 50 pg/ml to 5 ng/ml, with inter- and intra-assay variability of <10%. Urine samples were collected from rats treated with one of three doses of cisplatin (2.5, 5, or 7.5 mg/kg). At one day after each of the doses, there was an approximately three- to fivefold increase in the urine Kim-1 ectodomain, whereas other routinely used biomarkers measured in this study [plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), urinary N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG), glycosuria, proteinuria] lacked the sensitivity to show any sign of renal damage at this time point. When rats were subjected to increasing periods (10, 20, 30, or 45 min) of bilateral ischemia, there was an increasing amount of urinary Kim-1 detected. After only 10 min of bilateral ischemia, Kim-1 levels on day 1 were 10-fold higher (5 ng/ml) than control levels, whereas plasma creatinine and BUN were not increased and there was no glycosuria, increased proteinuria, or increased urinary NAG levels. Thus urinary Kim-1 levels serve as a noninvasive, rapid, sensitive, reproducible, and potentially high-throughput method to detect early kidney injury in pathophysiological studies and in preclinical drug development studies for risk-benefit profiling of pharmaceutical agents.

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                Am J Nephrol
                American Journal of Nephrology
                S. Karger AG
                June 2020
                15 June 2020
                : 51
                : 6
                : 473-479
                aDivision of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
                bCenter for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE), Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
                cDivision of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
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                *Benjamin R. Griffin, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, IA 52242 (USA),
                508051 Am J Nephrol 2020;51:473–479
                © 2020 S. Karger AG, Basel

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