Journal article

Targeting HIF-1α to Prevent Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: Does It Work?

Kapil Sethi, Kenny Rao, Damien Bolton, Oneel Patel, Joseph Ischia

Int J Cell Biol | Published : 2018

Abstract

Partial nephrectomy (open or minimally invasive) usually requires temporary renal arterial occlusion to limit intraoperative bleeding and improve access to intrarenal structures. This is a time-critical step due to the critical ischemia period of renal tissue. Prolonged renal ischemia may lead to irreversible nephron damage in the remaining tissue and, ultimately, chronic kidney disease. This is potentiated by the incompletely understood ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). A key mechanism in IRI prevention appears to be the upregulation of an intracellular transcription protein, Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF). HIF mediates metabolic adaptation, angiogenesis, erythropoiesis, cell growth, survi..

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