Macrophage infiltration and renal damage are independent of matrix metalloproteinase 12 in the obstructed kidney

Abu Philips Abraham, Frank Ma, William Mulley, Elyce Ozols, David J Nikolic-Paterson

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AIM: To determine whether matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP-12) plays a functional role in renal interstitial macrophage accumulation, interstitial fibrosis or tubular apoptosis in the unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO) model. BACKGROUND: MMP-12 is an enzyme that can cleave a number of extracellular matrix proteins and plays a role in macrophage-mediated injury in experimental models of emphysema and antibody-dependent glomerular disease. Macrophages are thought to promote renal fibrosis and tubular damage in the obstructed kidney. Furthermore, upregulation of MMP-12 expression by infiltrating macrophages in the obstructed kidney has been described, but the potential role of MMP-12 in renal injury induced by this non-immune insult is unknown. METHODS: Groups of eight MMP-12 gene deficient (MMP-12(-/-)) and wild type (WT) C57BL/6J mice were killed 3, 7 or 14 days after UUO. RESULTS: Analysis of three different lineage markers found no difference in the degree of interstitial macrophage accumulation between MMP-12(-/-) and WT UUO groups at any time point. Examination of renal fibrosis by total collagen staining, alpha-SMA + myofibroblast accumulation, and TGF-beta1, PAI-1 and collagen IV mRNA levels showed no difference between MMP-12(-/-) and WT UUO groups. Finally, tubular damage (KIM-1 levels) and tubular apoptosis (cleaved caspase-3) in the obstructed kidney was not affected by MMP-12 gene deletion. CONCLUSION: In contrast to lung injury and antibody-dependent glomerular injury, MMP-12 is not required for renal interstitial macrophage accumulation, interstitial fibrosis or tubular damage in the obstructed kidney.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322 - 329
Number of pages8
JournalNephrology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Macrophage infiltration and renal damage are independent of matrix metalloproteinase 12 in the obstructed kidney. / Abraham, Abu Philips; Ma, Frank; Mulley, William; Ozols, Elyce; Nikolic-Paterson, David J.

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