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Pathogenetic and Therapeutic Role of Gut Microbiome in Immunoglobin A Nephropathy

[ Vol. 29 , Issue. 6 ]


Hong-Bo Li, Jia-Lin Zhou, Pin-Peng Xie, Ya-Ting Feng, Yue Chen, Dan-Feng Zhang*, De-Guang Wang* and Hai-Feng Pan*   Pages 468 - 473 ( 6 )


Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is a common primary glomerulonephritis, which is mainly characterized by excessive IgA deposition in the glomerular mesangial area. Although exploring the pathogenesis of IgAN and improving the treatment strategies continuously, the exact pathogenesis of IgAN remains unclear and the disease still leads to high mortality. Recently, emerging evidence has demonstrated that dysregulated intestinal mucosal immunity and gut microbiome imbalance may play a combined role in the development and progression of IgAN. It has been suggested that reconstructing the intestinal microenvironment and maintaining the stability and metabolic balance of gut microbiome are expected to become new treatment strategies. Meanwhile, inhibiting mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) controlled by the gut microbiome may become an alternative treatment, especially used to reduce the excessive production of IgA in IgAN. In this review, we summarized the correlation between gut microbiome and the pathogenesis of IgAN, as well as the therapeutic potential of gut microbiome in this disease.


Immunoglobulin A nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, gut microbiome, pathogenesis, therapeutic, intestinal microbiota.


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