Benedicte Eneman

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BACKGROUND Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) was recently identified as an inhibitor of megakaryopoiesis and platelet aggregability. OBJECTIVE We studied PACAP levels in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS), which is associated with thrombocytosis, platelet hyperaggregability, and an increased risk of thrombosis. (More)
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a common kidney disease associated with a significantly increased risk of thrombotic events. Alterations in plasma levels of pro- and anti-coagulant factors are involved in the pathophysiology of venous thrombosis in NS. However, the fact that the risk of both venous and arterial thrombosis is elevated in NS points to an(More)
We report a case of Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS) in a 3-month-old girl presenting with bilateral renal cortical cysts mimicking polycystic kidney disease. Genetic analysis revealed a de novo heterozygous missense mutation c.1186G>A (p.Asp396Asn) in the WT1 gene, confirming the diagnosis of DDS. Because multiple renal cysts have never been reported in DDS, we(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is an inhibitor of megakaryopoiesis and platelet function. Recently, PACAP deficiency was observed in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS), associated with increased platelet count and aggregability and increased risk of thrombosis. To further study PACAP deficiency in NS, we used transgenic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Plasma deficiency of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) was recently demonstrated in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS). Previous studies have reported an important protective effect of PACAP on kidney proximal tubules. The aim of this study was to explore the expression of PACAP and its receptors PAC1, VPAC1 and(More)
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