Christophe Bovy

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Familial hypomagnesaemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis is an autosomal-recessive disease caused by mutations in the CLDN16 or CLDN19 genes, which encode tight junction-associated proteins, claudin-16 and -19. The resultant tubulopathy leads to urinary loss of Mg(2+) and Ca(2+), with subsequent nephrocalcinosis and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).(More)
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