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Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) are crucial regulators for numerous biological processes in nature. The dysfunction and overexpression of many PTP members have been demonstrated to cause fatal human diseases such as cancers, diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune disorders. In the past decade, considerable efforts have been(More)
Alport syndrome (AS) is an inherited disorder and clinically characterized by glomerulonephritis and end-stage kidney disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to identify the gene responsible for glomerulopathy in a 4-generation Chinese pedigree. Exome sequencing was conducted in four patients of the family, and then direct sequencing was performed in(More)
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