Lin Esposito

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Renal fibrosis is the common histological feature of advanced glomerular and tubulointerstitial disease leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, specific antifibrotic therapies to slow down the evolution to ESRD are still absent. Because persistent inflammation is a key event in the development of fibrosis, we hypothesized that the(More)
Severe nonthyroidal illnesses have been associated with increases in nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) and the dialyzable fraction of thyroxin (T4) in plasma. We have further investigated their possible relationship in severe nonthyroidal illnesses as well as in induced in vivo and in vitro situations involving increased NEFA. We demonstrate that there is no(More)