The renal assist device (RAD) is a blood purification system containing viable renal tubular epithelial cells (TECs) that has been proposed for the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) and multiple organ failure. Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are oxygen carriers used for organ preservation in transplantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PFCs on hypoxia- and sepsis-induced TEC injury and on renal CD133+ progenitor differentiation in a microenvironment similar to the RAD.

Perfluorocarbon solutions limit tubular epithelial cell injury and promote CD133+ kidney progenitor differentiation: potential use in renal assist devices for sepsis-associated acute kidney injury and multiple organ failure

Castellano, Giuseppe;Gesualdo, Loreto;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The renal assist device (RAD) is a blood purification system containing viable renal tubular epithelial cells (TECs) that has been proposed for the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) and multiple organ failure. Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are oxygen carriers used for organ preservation in transplantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PFCs on hypoxia- and sepsis-induced TEC injury and on renal CD133+ progenitor differentiation in a microenvironment similar to the RAD.
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