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In the print version of the article listed above, the third and fourth labels on the top of Figure 2 and the third and fourth labels on the top and bottom of Figure 3 are incorrect. The correct figures appear below. The online version reflects these changes.
Glomerular mesangial expansion and thickening of basement membrane were reduced by treatment with human recombinant ACE2.
A–C: Representative light micrographs of periodic acid Schiff–stained kidney sections from each group of mice (magnification
×630) (A) with quantification of the glomerular volume (C) showing glomerular expansion in the diabetic Akita mice and a marked reduction in response to hrACE2. B and D: Transmission electron microscopy of the glomeruli (B) with quantification of the glomerular basement thickness (D) showing increased glomerular basement membrane thickness in the Akita Ins2WT/C96Y mice, which was normalized by treatment with hrACE2. White arrows indicate the glomerular basement membrane. E: Mesangial matrix expansion score showing increased mesangial expansion in diabetic Akita kidneys, which was prevented by
hrACE2. n = 5 for all groups. *P < 0.05 compared with all other groups and #P < 0.05 compared with placebo + Ins2WT/WT group using ANOVA with multiple comparison testing. (A high-quality digital representation of this figure is available in
the online issue.)
Increased glomerular expression of α-SMA and collagen III in the diabetic Akita kidneys without evidence of inflammatory changes
in response to human recombinant ACE2. A–D: Increased glomerular immunostaining for α-SMA (A) and collagen III (B) in diabetic Akita mice that was quantified based on computer image analysis scores of glomerular immunostaining of α-SMA
(C) and collagen III (D). Positive controls are shown as staining in renal blood vessels for α-SMA and from a kidney after 14 days of ureteral obstruction
for collagen III. n = 5 for all groups. *P < 0.01 compared with all other groups using ANOVA and multiple comparison testing. E and F: Immunohistochemical-specific staining of neutrophil and macrophage revealed no evidence of inflammation in the diabetic
Akita mice without a differential impact with treatment with hrACE2. Positive controls were taken from mouse spleen and lung
tissue. Scale bar, 100 μm. (A high-quality digital representation of this figure is available in the online issue.)
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