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BACKGROUND Peritoneal fibrosis (PF), a serious problem in long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, is characterized by extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation which results from an imbalance between the synthesis and the degradation of ECM components. Previous studies have demonstrated that ECM synthesis is increased in human(More)
BACKGROUND Compared to children, adult patients with minimal change disease (MCD) tend to have a slower response to steroids, but little is known about the factors influencing the steroid responsiveness in these patients. In this study, we investigated the difference in the expression of the glomerular glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) according to steroid(More)
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