Urinary angiotensinogen during renal development in neonates
Suzue, Masashi The University of Tokushima
Urushihara, Maki The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakagawa, Ryuji The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Saijo, Takahiko The University of Tokushima
Kagami, Shoji The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Thesis or Dissertation
All components of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are abundantly synthesized in the developing kidney, suggesting that the RAS plays an important role in renal development. To examine this system in human neonates, we measured urinary angiotensinogen levels in preterm and full-term neonates, and examined the relationship between urinary angiotensinogen levels and gestational age.
Urine and plasma samples were collected from 20 preterm and 18 full-term neonates at birth. Angiotensinogen levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
Plasma angiotensinogen concentrations were not increased in preterm neonates compared to that in full-term neonates (P = 0.7288). However, the urinary angiotensinogen-to-creatinine ratio was significantly higher in preterm neonates compared to that in full-term neonates (P = 0.0011). Importantly, the urinary angiotensinogen-to-creatinine ratio dropped significantly with increasing gestational age (P = 0.0010), whereas the plasma angiotensinogen concentration was not correlated with gestational age (P = 0.7814).
These results suggest that urinary angiotensinogen levels may indicate the involvement of intrarenal RAS activation in prenatal renal development.
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Japanese Society of Nephrology|Springer nature
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論文本文 : LID201703211001.pdf
本論文は, 著者Masashi Suzueの学位論文として提出され, 学位審査・授与の対象となっている。
The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s10157-014-0977-y
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Doctor of Medical Science