C-C Motif Chemokine 5 Attenuates Angiotensin II-Dependent Kidney Injury by Limiting Renal Macrophage Infiltration.
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Inappropriate activation of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) is a key contributor to the pathogenesis of essential hypertension. During RAS activation, infiltration of immune cells into the kidney exacerbates hypertension and renal injury. However, the mechanisms underpinning the accumulation of mononuclear cells in the kidney after RAS stimulation remain unclear. C-C motif chemokine 5 (CCL5) drives recruitment of macrophages and T lymphocytes into injured tissues, and we have found that RAS activation induces CCL5 expression in the kidney during the pathogenesis of hypertension and renal fibrosis. We therefore evaluated the contribution of CCL5 to renal damage and fibrosis in hypertensive and normotensive models of RAS stimulation. Surprisingly, during angiotensin II-induced hypertension, CCL5-deficient (knockout, KO) mice exhibited markedly augmented kidney damage, macrophage infiltration, and expression of proinflammatory macrophage cytokines compared with wild-type controls. When subjected to the normotensive unilateral ureteral obstruction model of endogenous RAS activation, CCL5 KO mice similarly developed more severe renal fibrosis and greater accumulation of macrophages in the kidney, congruent with enhanced renal expression of the macrophage chemokine CCL2. In turn, pharmacologic inhibition of CCL2 abrogated the differences between CCL5 KO and wild-type mice in kidney fibrosis and macrophage infiltration after unilateral ureteral obstruction. These data indicate that CCL5 paradoxically limits macrophage accumulation in the injured kidney during RAS activation by constraining the proinflammatory actions of CCL2.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.ajpath.2016.07.015
Publication InfoBuckley, Anne Frances; Crowley, Steven Daniel; Griffiths, Robert; Gunn, MD; Jeffs, AD; Kan, MJ; ... Zhang, JD (2016). C-C Motif Chemokine 5 Attenuates Angiotensin II-Dependent Kidney Injury by Limiting Renal Macrophage Infiltration. Am J Pathol, 186(11). pp. 2846-2856. 10.1016/j.ajpath.2016.07.015. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/13061.
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Assistant Professor of Pathology
My basic research focus is on neurogenic stem cells and their involvement in brain development and brain tumors. I work in mouse models using inducible in vivo genetic systems, live imaging, and tissue culture, in addition to histological and biochemical methods. My clinical research interests include neuromuscular diseases. I collaborate with colleagues at Duke on basic and translational research in this area.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Our laboratory explores the contribution of the immune system and inflammatory mediators to the progression of target organ damage in the setting of cardiovascular disease. We are pursuing several related projects in this field:(1) The actions of type 1 angiotensin receptors on specific immune cell populations in hypertension, target organ damage, and tissue fibrosis.(2) Cell-specific actions of inflammatory cytokines in regulating blood pressure and end-organ injury.(3) Mechan
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