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Título: Urinary Biomarkers for Kidney Disease in ATTR Amyloidosis
Autor: Rocha, A.
Bravo, F.
Beirão, I.
Vizcaíno, J.
Oliveira, J.
Lobato, L.
Palavras-chave: Transthyretin
Amyloid
Low molecular weight proteins
Kidney
Proximal tubules
Data: 2014
Editora: OMICS Publishing Group
Citação: Rocha A, Bravo F, Beirão I, Vizcaíno J, Oliveira JC, et al. (2014) Urinary Biomarkers for Kidney Disease in ATTR Amyloidosis. J Nephrol Ther 4: 181. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000181
Resumo: Aim: The detection and prognosis of nephropathy in transthyretin amyloidosis depends on albuminuria and renal function. Knowing that urinary levels of alpha-1 microglobulin and beta-2 microglobulin reflect tubular dysfunction while urinary alpha-2 macroglobulin implies glomerular damage, we decide investigate the diagnostic value of these markers in the patients with transthyretin amyloidosis. Methods: Serum and urinary samples collected from 30 patients and 11 asymptomatic carriers were tested for alpha-1 microglobulin, beta-2 microglobulin, alpha-2 macroglobulin, albumin, creatinine and cystatin C. Results: Pathological urinary alpha-1 microglobulin was detected in 17 patients, beta-2 microglobulin in 6 and alpha-2 macroglobulin in 5; 5 patients had albuminuria (mg/g creatinine) 30-300 and in 20 patients values >300 were present. Asymptomatic carriers did not present pathological excretion of these biomarkers and albuminuria was >30 in 1 individual. The excretion rates of alpha-1 microglobulin and beta-2 microglobulin were positively correlated with albuminuria (P<0.001), serum creatinine (P<0.05) and cystatin C (P<0.001). Urinary alpha-2 macroglobulin was almost exclusively found in the presence of albuminuria, although their levels do not correlate. Conclusion: Urinary biomarkers emerge as a potential approach to detect renal disease but unexpectedly, urinary alpha-2 macroglobulin was not a marker of the severity of albuminuria.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.16/1732
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000181
Versão do Editor: http://omicsonline.org/open-access/urinary-biomarkers-for-kidney-disease-in-attr-amyloidosis-2161-0959.1000181.php?aid=32195
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