MetaboLic Glomerular Injury


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© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. MetaboLic diseases are as a result of acquired or inborn defects of enzymes or hormones. They can affect the carbohydrate, protein, or Lipid metaboLism. The most common form of metaboLic disease in humans is diabetes melLitus (DM) manifesting primarily hyperglycemia, which is a systematic condition affecting a number of organs. While there are several causes of glucose intolerance, there are two main types of DM, secondary to pancreatic β-cell failure (type 1) and decreased insuLin or increased peripheral insuLin resistance (type 2). One of the main targets of DM is the kidney, involving glomeruLi, tubulointerstitial compartment, and arterial vessels. Other less frequently encountered inherited metaboLic diseases include Lipid storage diseases, such as Fabry disease, Niemann-Pick disease, Gaucher disease, Lipoprotein glomerulopathy, and various forms of glycogen storage diseases. The kidneys are rarely involved in these conditions, except for Fabry disease that usually is symptomatic during young adulthood. The cLinicopathologic findings and pathogenetic mechanisms are diverse and are important for a definitive diagnosis and specific therapeutic regimen. The extent and severity of the pathological changes in the kidney depend on the type of genetic mutation and enzyme defect. Significant progress has been made in the treatment of DM and its renal compLications, including simultaneous kidney and pancreas or pancreas alone transplantation to correct the metaboLic defect. Severe inborn genetic defects of metaboLism have also been managed by enzyme replacement therapies in order to minimize the progress and severity of the disease as well as to prevent other systemic compLications of these diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seshan, SV; Barisoni, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Book Title

  • Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms

Start / End Page

  • 2824 - 2830

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780123864574

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-386456-7.05410-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus