The endothelin-1 (ET-1) system has been implicated in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). No information on big ET-1 in feline urine is available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if urinary big endothelin-1 (bigET-1) is associated with feline CKD. Sixty urine samples were prospectively collected from 13 healthy cats at risk of developing CKD and 22 cats with CKD of different International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) stages (1–4). Urinary bigET-1 was measured using a commercially available ELISA. BigET-1 normalized to urine creatinine (bigET-1:UC) was compared amongst stages and substages, as proposed by IRIS, and correlated with serum creatinine concentration, proteinuria and blood pressure. BigET-1:UC at the time of inclusion was compared between cats that remained stable and cats that progressed after 12 months. BigET-1:UC was significantly higher (p = 0.002) in cats at IRIS stages 3–4 (median: 21.9; range: 1.88–55.6), compared to all other stages, and in proteinuric (n = 8, median: 11.0; range: 0.00–46.4) compared with nonproteinuric cats (n = 38 median: 0.33; range: 0.00–55.6) (p = 0.029). BigET-1:UC was not associated with CKD progression. Urinary bigET-1 increased in advanced stages of CKD and in proteinuric patients, suggesting that ET-1 may be indicative of the severity of feline CKD.
Evaluation of Urinary Big Endothelin-1 in Feline Spontaneous CKD / M. Giraldi, S. Paltrinieri, C. Piazza, P. Scarpa. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 10:11(2020 Nov), pp. 2144.1-2144.11.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of Urinary Big Endothelin-1 in Feline Spontaneous CKD|
GIRALDI, MARCO (Primo)
PALTRINIERI, SAVERIO (Secondo) (Corresponding)
PIAZZA, CAMILLA (Penultimo)
SCARPA, PAOLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||chronic renal failure; hypertension; proteinuria; urine;|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/08 - Clinica Medica Veterinaria|
Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani10112144|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|