The management of cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced nephrotoxicity remains one of the main challenges in kidney transplantation. The animal study by Park et al. proposes that paricalcitol, a vitamin D analog with renoprotective actions reported in other conditions, attenuates CsA-induced kidney injury via the suppression of inflammatory, fibrotic, and apoptotic factors. Before paricalcitol can be considered a feasible new therapeutic option for post-transplantation nephropathy, these interesting data require further studies assessing other mechanisms of CsA-induced nephrotoxicity.
Research. Development. Production.
We are a leading supplier to the global Life Science industry with solutions and services for research, biotechnology development and production, and pharmaceutical drug therapy development and production.