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Diabetic nephropathy is a common complication in patients with either type I or type II diabetes. The pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy is thought to involve both metabolic and vascular factors leading to chronic accumulation of glomerular mesangial matrix. In this context, both transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and endothelin may contribute to(More)
The renoprotective effect of captopril on progression of diabetic nephropathy was demonstrated by the Collaborative Study Group Captopril Trial and might be independent of blood pressure. Because angiotensin II is known to stimulate the prosclerotic cytokine, transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), we postulated that the renoprotective effect may be due(More)
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