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IQGAP1 is a scaffold protein that interacts with proteins of the cytoskeleton and the intercellular adhesion complex. In podocytes, IQGAP1 is associated with nephrin in the glomerular slit diaphragm (SD) complex, but its role remains ill-defined. In this work, we investigated the interaction of IQGAP1 with the cytoskeleton and SD proteins in podocytes in(More)
Dent disease is a rare X-linked tubulopathy characterized by low molecular weight proteinuria, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis and/or nephrolithiasis, progressive renal failure, and variable manifestations of other proximal tubule dysfunctions. It often progresses over a few decades to chronic renal insufficiency, and therefore molecular characterization(More)
Abnormal kidney function is common in the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Here, we performed a cross-sectional analysis using 399 patients within the Aquitaine cohort (a hospital-based cohort of HIV-1-infected patients receiving routine clinical management) to estimate the prevalence of proximal renal tubular dysfunction (PRTD)(More)
Lupus nephritis is a life-threatening complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. The standard treatment for this condition, including corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide, results in a 70 % remission rate at 12 months, but it is also associated with significant morbidity. Rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 antibody, could be useful, given the central role(More)
AIMS To estimate the incidence and describe the clinical presentation and outcome (steroid responsiveness, clinical course, complications) of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children in a population-based retrospective study. METHODS Using local registries and the hospital discharge diagnosis system from two centers, all new cases of idiopathic nephrotic(More)
About half of children with steroid-sensitive idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) will develop steroid dependency or a frequently relapsing course requiring steroid-sparing agents (SSA). Because of the adverse effects of prolonged steroid treatment, the early identification of children at high risk of requiring SSA may be a useful diagnostic tool to tailor(More)
Gitelman's syndrome (GS) is a rare, autosomal recessive, salt-losing tubulopathy caused by mutations in the SLC12A3 gene, which encodes the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC). Because 18 to 40% of suspected GS patients carry only one SLC12A3 mutant allele, large genomic rearrangements may account for unidentified mutations. Here, we directly(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis is a rare autosomal recessive renal tubular disease. It is caused by mutations in CLDN16 and CLDN19, encoding claudin-16 and -19, respectively. Familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis is usually complicated by progressive CKD. The objectives(More)
Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which makes estimation of renal function crucial. Serum creatinine is not an ideal marker of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which also depends on digestive absorption, and the production of creatinine in muscle and its tubular secretion. Formulas have been devised to estimate GFR from serum(More)
Human cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients has been associated with adverse renal allograft outcome and with a large γδ T-cell response, but whether both mechanisms are connected is unknown. We previously showed that most expanded circulating cytomegalovirus-responsive γδ T cells express the Fcγ-receptor CD16, suggesting that γδ T cells may(More)