Stanley Thomas

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The antiproteinuric effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors underscores the importance of a hemodynamic injury and the renin-angiotensin system in the proteinuria of various glomerular diseases. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent promoter of vascular permeability, is induced in mesangial cells by both mechanical stretch and(More)
Complement component 3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is a recently defined entity comprising of dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis. The key histological feature is the presence of isolated C3 deposits without immunoglobulins. Often masqueradng as some of the common glomerulonephritides this is a prototype disorder occurring from dysregulated alternate(More)
iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS " But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. " Mathew 6:33. I thank God for keeping His promise as I continued to be faithful to Him over the last three and a half years of my stay and study in United States. The first person whom I would like to thank is my major advisor Dr.(More)
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