Send to

Choose Destination
Int J Artif Organs. 2015 Oct;38(10):530-6. doi: 10.5301/ijao.5000438. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Injury-induced inflammation and inadequate HSP expression in mesothelial cells upon repeat exposure to dual-chamber bag peritoneal dialysis fluids.

Author information

Department of Nephrology and Medical Intensive Care, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin - Germany.
Department of Pediatrics, Medical University, Vienna - Austria.



Peritoneal dialysis fluids (PDFs) may induce inadequate heat-shock protein (HSP) expression and injury-related inflammation in exposed mesothelial cells. The aim of this study was to relate cellular injury to these cellular responses in mesothelial cells following repeated exposure to 3 commercial PDFs with different biocompatibility profiles.


Primary cultures of human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMC) were exposed to a 1:2 mixture of cell culture medium and CAPD2 (single-chamber bag PDF; Fresenius, Bad Homburg, Germany), Physioneal (dual-chamber bag PDF; Baxter, Deerfield, IL, USA) or Balance (dual-chamber bag PDF, Fresenius) for up to 10 days exposure time (4 dwells). Supernatant was analyzed for LDH, IL-6, and IL-8, cells for HSP-72 expression, and protein content.


PDF exposure resulted in a biphasic pattern of cell damage switching from an earlier phase with increased injury by single-chamber PDF to a delayed phase with increased susceptibility to dual-chamber PDF. Sterile inflammation was related to LDH release over time and could be reproduced by exposure to necrotic cellular material. PDF exposure resulted in low HSP-72 expression in all tested PDFs.


Exposure to single-chamber as well as to dual-chamber bag PDFs induce increased vulnerability of mesothelial cells to repeated exposure of the same solution. These effects were delayed with dual-chamber PDFs. Injury-induced inflammation and impaired HSP expression upon PDF exposure might initiate a vicious cycle with progredient mesothelial cell damage upon repeated PDF exposure. Certainly, interventional studies and translation of these results into the in vivo system is needed.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center