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Renal necrosis in mice on a high fat diet?

Western diet hyperlipidemia Kidney Necrosis lipid accumulation

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#1 Nina00



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:57 AM

So I've been working on a research where we had a mice strain C57BL/6J fed on a high lipid died (western diet) And I've come across some strange findings which I wasn't able to find in other papers. I'm thinking it could be necrosis due to hyperlipidemia and the cytokine formations. 

Picture 1: Light microscopy: Notice those dark circle shaped inclusions in the tubules:


Picture 2: Here's how they look up close using TEM microscopy. 


If anyone could shed some light on what those could be, I'd be forever thankful. 

Edited by Nina00, 16 August 2018 - 07:57 AM.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

Stained with what in the first image?


How was the sample processed?


They look like lipid bodies in the cells to me, but I'm no pathologist.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:46 PM

We used toluidine blue to stain it.

We used a regular protocol to fixate it and then put it into an epoxy resin, from where it was cut. 

Thinking about it now, they could be: lysomal lamellar bodies of phospholipidosis (found something on that link underneath)


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