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The pathological role of obesity has rarely been studied in primary glomerular diseases. The purpose of this study is to examine the clinicopathological influence of obesity in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). 74 patients with IgA nephropathy in our institution from October 2000 to January 2004 were retrospectively divided into two groups according to body mass(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the valosin-containing protein (VCP) gene were first found to cause inclusion- body myopathy with early-onset Paget disease and frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD). Mutations in the VCP gene were later reported to occur in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But the role of VCP in the neurodegenerative processes that occur in(More)
BACKGROUND The pathological role of obesity in the progression of glomerular lesions has rarely been studied in primary glomerular diseases. The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of non-diabetic obesity on clinicopathological findings in IgA nephropathy. METHODS 74 patients with biopsy-proven IgA nephropathy were retrospectively(More)
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