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Tubular reabsorption and diabetes-induced glomerular hyperfiltration
Uppsala universitet, Integrativ Fysiologi.
Uppsala universitet, Integrativ Fysiologi.
Uppsala universitet, Integrativ Fysiologi.
2010 (English)In: Acta Physiologica, ISSN 1748-1708, E-ISSN 1748-1716, Vol. 200, no 1, 3-10 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Elevated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a common observation in early diabetes mellitus and closely correlates with the progression of diabetic nephropathy. Hyperfiltration has been explained to be the result of a reduced load of sodium and chloride passing macula densa, secondarily to an increased proximal reabsorption of glucose and sodium by the sodium-glucose co-transporters. This results in an inactivation of the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF), leading to a reduced afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction and subsequently an increase in GFR. This hypothesis has recently been questioned due to the observation that adenosine A(1)-receptor knockout mice, previously shown to lack a functional TGF mechanism, still display a pronounced hyperfiltration when diabetes is induced. Leyssac demonstrated in the 1960s (Acta Physiol Scand58, 1963:236) that GFR and proximal reabsorption can work independently of each other. Furthermore, by the use of micropuncture technique a reduced hydrostatic pressure in Bowman's space or in the proximal tubule of diabetic rats has been observed. A reduced pressure in Bowman's space will increase the pressure gradient over the filtration barrier and can contribute to the development of diabetic hyperfiltration. When inhibiting proximal reabsorption with a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, GFR decreases and proximal tubular pressure increases. Measuring intratubular pressure allows a sufficient time resolution to reveal that net filtration pressure decreases before TGF is activated which highlights the importance of intratubular pressure as a regulator of GFR. Taken together, these results imply that the reduced intratubular pressure observed in diabetes might be crucial for the development of glomerular hyperfiltration.

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2010. Vol. 200, no 1, 3-10 p.
Keyword [en]
diabetes, glomerular filtration rate, glucose transport, proximal pressure, tubuloglomerular feedback
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-99319DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-1716.2010.02147.xISI: 000280628600002OAI: diva2:657178
Available from: 2010-12-16 Created: 2013-10-15 Last updated: 2013-10-18

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