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Impact of Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibition on autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease


Wüthrich, R P; Kistler, A D; Serra, A L (2010). Impact of Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibition on autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease. Transplantation Proceedings, 42(9 Supp):S44-S46.

Abstract

Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the progressive development of countless cysts in both kidneys, which compress the cyst-free renal parenchyma, leading to a loss of renal function and the need for renal replacement therapy and/or kidney transplantation in ∼50% of affected patients. In animal models of experimental polycystic kidney disease, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors sirolimus and everolimus effectively reduce cyst growth and loss of renal function. Furthermore, an analysis of renal transplant patients with ADPKD has shown that cystic kidney and liver volumes regress more on a sirolimus-based regimen than on a calcineurin inhibitor-based immunosuppressive regimen. Several prospective controlled clinical trials have been initiated to investigate whether mTOR inhibitors retard cyst growth and slow renal functional deterioration in patients with ADPKD. Study results are expected in 2010.

Abstract

Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the progressive development of countless cysts in both kidneys, which compress the cyst-free renal parenchyma, leading to a loss of renal function and the need for renal replacement therapy and/or kidney transplantation in ∼50% of affected patients. In animal models of experimental polycystic kidney disease, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors sirolimus and everolimus effectively reduce cyst growth and loss of renal function. Furthermore, an analysis of renal transplant patients with ADPKD has shown that cystic kidney and liver volumes regress more on a sirolimus-based regimen than on a calcineurin inhibitor-based immunosuppressive regimen. Several prospective controlled clinical trials have been initiated to investigate whether mTOR inhibitors retard cyst growth and slow renal functional deterioration in patients with ADPKD. Study results are expected in 2010.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nephrology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:11 Jan 2011 17:14
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:31
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0041-1345
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2010.07.008
PubMed ID:21095452

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