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Arterial damage precedes the development of interstitial damage in the nonclipped kidney of two-kidney, one-clip hypertensive rats
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Hypertension, ISSN 0263-6352, E-ISSN 1473-5598, Vol. 31, no 1, 152-159 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: The progression of damage in the renal cortex has not been investigated in the nonclipped kidney of the two-kidney, one-clip model of renal hypertension. In other hypertensive models, damage has been found to progress from the juxtamedullary cortex (JMC) and outward, which has been attributed to early vascular effects. Method: The present study investigated the relation between perivascular deposition of collagen and structural damage after 16 and 24 weeks of hypertension in the nonclipped kidney in rats. Results: Periarterial collagen density in the kidney was significantly increased already 16 weeks after clipping, at that time tubulointerstitial damage was not evident. After 24 weeks of clipping, periarterial collagen was further increased, and tubulointerstitial damage had developed in the JMC, whereas the outer cortex was protected. Interstitial collagen was not significantly increased in any cortex part during the course of the experiment. Collagen type I a1 mRNA was increased in the JMC after 24 weeks, and alpha smooth muscle actin histochemistry and collagen type I a2 in-situ hybridization identified myofibroblasts around the arteries after 16 and 24 weeks as the major source of this increase. Conclusion: Fibrosis in the nonclipped kidney of renal hypertensive rats starts around the juxtamedullary resistance vessels and then progresses in the JMC, whereas the outer cortex is protected. This suggests that pressure-induced injury to the vasculature attracts or activates fibroblasts in the perivascular area, which may allow damage to progress by impairing vessel function.

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2013. Vol. 31, no 1, 152-159 p.
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two kidney, one clip, collagen, hypertensive renal damage, myofibroblasts
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Medical and Health Sciences Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191762DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32835a5d4eISI: 000312211400023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191762DiVA: diva2:588374
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2013-01-15Bibliographically approved

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