Attenuation of renal injury in db/db mice overexpressing superoxide dismutase: evidence for reduced superoxide-nitric oxide interaction
ABSTRACT: The effects of overexpression of Cu(2+)/Zn(2+) superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD-1) on indexes of renal injury were compared in 5-month-old nontransgenic (NTg) db/db mice and db/db mice hemizygous for the human SOD-1 transgene (SOD-Tg). Both diabetic groups exhibited similar hyperglycemia and weight gain. However, in NTg-db/db mice, albuminuria, glomerular accumulation of immunoreactive transforming growth factor-beta, collagen alpha1 (IV), nitrotyrosine, and mesangial ... Read more