Journal article

Regulated necrosis in kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury

Aspasia Pefanis, Francesco L Ierino, James M Murphy, Peter J Cowan

Kidney International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is the outcome of an inflammatory process that is triggered when an organ undergoes a transient reduction or cessation of blood flow, followed by re-establishment of perfusion. In the clinical setting, IRI contributes to significant acute kidney injury, patient morbidity and mortality, and adverse outcomes in transplantation. Tubular cell death by necrosis and apoptosis is a central feature of renal IRI. Recent research has challenged traditional views of cell death by identifying new pathways in which cells die in a regulated manner but with the morphologic features of necrosis. This regulated necrosis (RN) takes several forms, with necroptosis and ferropto..

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