William B. Lorentz

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We report on 15 children with proteinuria, at the nephrotic level in the majority of cases, who had no histologic glomerular alterations (eight cases), or focal and segmental glomerular scarring with (three cases) or without (four cases) mesangial proliferation. In all cases, immunofluorescence (IF) microscopy showed prominent mesangial C1q deposits with(More)
After biochemical and radiographic studies, enzyme replacement therapy in three patients with the infantile form of hypophosphatasia was attempted by weekly intravenous infusions of bone alkaline phosphatase-rich (BAP) plasma from patients with Paget bone disease. Subsequently, circulating BAP activity was substantially increased in each patient, and in one(More)
A four-year-old girl with growth failure and clinical and laboratory evidence of Bartter's syndrome responded to indomethacin treatment with decreased urinary prostaglandin excretion, symptomatic and chemical improvement, and accelerated growth. Large doses of aspirin produced a comparable decrease in prostaglandin excretion but no improvement in any other(More)
The effect of adenosine-3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cyclic AMP) and N(6),O(2)-dibutyryl adenosine-3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (dibutyryl cyclic AMP) on renal tubular permeability was studied by microinjection techniques in anesthetized diuretic rats. Radioactive inulin and mannitol were microinjected simultaneously into superficial proximal and distal(More)
After using a cellular digestion technic to extract cells from the basement membranes of frozen kidney tissue, we used scanning electron microscopy to examine the acellular glomerular basement membranes (AGBM) and acellular tubular basement membranes (ATBM) from normal kidneys and from the kidneys of patients with lupus nephritis. This method revealed, in(More)
Microinjection experiments were performed in anesthetized rats to study the tubular absorptive capacity for glucose (TG) in normal and chronically altered tubules, i.e., tubules that sustained anatomical repair and compensatory changes of their previously normal configuration after acute damage. TG was complete when the glucose load injected in normal or(More)