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Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2001 May;10(3):331-40.

Update in podocyte biology.

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Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

Abstract

Knowledge of podocyte biology is growing rapidly. Podocytes are crucially involved in most hereditary diseases affecting the glomerulus, which all exhibit podocyte-specific defects, that is, foot process effacement and protein leakage. Efforts to understand molecular mechanisms causing these derangements are increasingly successful and will allow a better targeting of interventions to halt the progression of chronic renal disease.

PMID:
11342794
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