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Encyclopedia > Renal ischemia

Renal Ischemia or ischaemia, also called nephric ischemia is the deficiency of blood in one or both kidneys, or nephrons, usually due to functional constriction or actual obstruction of a blood vessel. Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... Human kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... Nephron of the kidney A nephron is the basic structural and functional unit of the kidney. ... In mathematics, obstruction theory is a name for more than one mathematical theory. ... The arterial system The blood vessels are part of the circulatory system and function to transport blood throughout the body. ...

Image:Http://www.jeffline.tju.edu/Education/dl/NU570/library/lectures/images/kidney 6.jpg Inflammation due to Renal Ischemia

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Downregulation of the calpain inhibitor protein calpastatin by caspases during renal ischemia-reperfusion -- Shi et ... (6255 words)
Renal cortex was immunoblotted for µ-calpain and demonstrates the conversion of procalpain (80 kDa) to calpain (76 kDa) in I vs. C kidneys (n = 3).
Renal cortex was immunoblotted for SBPn and demonstrates an increase in calpain-specific SBPn (147 kDa) in I vs. C kidneys.
Proteolysis of calpastatin by recombinant caspase 3 in renal cortex homogenate in vitro.
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