Christine Meese

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Polycystin-2 (also called TRPP2), an integral membrane protein mutated in patients with cystic kidney disease, is located in the primary cilium where it is thought to transmit mechanical stimuli into the cell interior. After studying a series of polycystin-2 deletion mutants we identified two amino acids in loop 4 that were essential for the trafficking of(More)
Podocytes constitute the outer layer of the glomerular filtration barrier, where they form an intricate network of interdigitating foot processes which are connected by slit diaphragms. A hitherto unanswered puzzle concerns the question of whether slit diaphragms are established between foot processes of the same podocyte or between foot processes of(More)
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