Abnormal tenascin expression in murine autosomal recessive polycystic kidneys.

The mechanisms responsible for renal cyst formation in congenital polycystic kidney disease (PKD) remain unknown. Changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) are regarded as an important pathogenic factor in PKD. Tenascin, an ECM glycoprotein implicated in abnormal growth in adult organs, has not been systematically evaluated in PKD. In this study, tenascin… CONTINUE READING